Wednesday Forum: March 6, 2019

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  1. Stimpson J. Cat

    Andrew Yang
    @AndrewYangVFA
    The American People are a Sleeping Giant. And we are Waking Up.
    4:21 AM · Mar 8, 2019

  2. He went on to attack the “ideology and innumerate idiocy” that was stopping progress.

    The guy that can’t count the numbers in the party room is accusing others of being innumerate?

  3. Helen

    “Today the cheapest form of new dispatchable or base load energy is renewables plus storage.

    How on earth did he ever get to lie on a mattress stuffed with $100.00 bills if he seriously believes this?

  4. Helen

    And if it is the cheapest, power prices should be – lets see – about $40.00 MWH like they were when we burned coal properly.

  5. Eyrie

    Helen, Gold-in-Sacks bailed him out back in 2008 when the HIH liquidator was going to grill him on the witness stand. They own him so he has to back what they want.

  6. Elle,
    Thanks for letting us know Hadley now writing columns on the Pell case. Seems he has done the same as Dennis Atkins and said people should refer to the 4 Corners show and use that to decide if he is guilty. I watched it and failed to see any actual evidence relating to the Cathedral charge. They had somebody from the choir but he was not a witness to the actual incident.

    If that was the best that Milligan and the mighty ABC could come up with then they failed miserably. I am talking about actual evidence which is something Hadley and Atkins obviously no longer think important when deciding if somebody goes to jail.

    In relation to the swimming pool incident this was dropped, presumably because prosecution thought no prospect of conviction

    Outrageous that Father Brennan has felt the need to defend himself. I noted a Guardian columnist who attended the trial said it was not up to journalists to decide who attended to comment if thought guilty or not. I guess we should leave that to the experts like Hadley and Atkins. Unfortunately the great majority of people will be relying on their flawed opinions and factual inaccuracies to judge Pell.

    This case is interesting and outrageous at the same time as people who raise legitimate questions about the case are shouted down by people to whom the evidence is simply irrelevant.

    Are Hadley and Atkins now commenting that Shorten case should be re-opened. Now that VICPOL has their Pell scalp and lowered the bar on evidence so low surely Shorten is next. (Sarc off).

  7. Stimpson J. Cat

    That someone in UK Labour was circulating an anti Semitic meme featuring the Status of Liberty speaks volumes.
    That someone on this forum defends it with falsehoods tells us even more.
    What do you think numbers or Stimpy, you think it’s fair comment?

    I agree, people that post memes are just terrible.
    Bad upbringings probably.
    No role model, or good father figure.
    I bet their dads all get investigated for corruption.

    😁

  8. Snoopy

    The Termite:

    “Today the cheapest form of new dispatchable or base load energy is renewables plus storage.

    That’s a straight out lie uttered for the purpose of corruptly benefitting his family.

  9. OldOzzie

    BANDANA BLINDNESS CLAIMS LATEST VICTIM

    The Sydney Morning Herald’s Peter FitzSimons is so upset about the demolition of Allianz Stadium that he’s launched a petition to stop it. Too bad Fitzy used a picture of the wrong building: – Doesn’t know his ANZ from his Allianz

    STOP THE BULLDOZERS FROM PUSHING OVER THE SYDNEY FOOTBALL STADIUM UNTIL AFTER NSW ELECTION

    We the undersigned have previously registered our strong opposition to the demolition and rebuilding of these modern stadiums, as an obscene waste of taxpayers’ money

    We insist that the government must have higher priorities than providing elite money-making sport-businesses which pay no tax with state-of-the-art infrastructure, while so many other things in NSW are crying out for precious government support.

    Beginning with urgent research into the effects of age on visual acuity in dumb republican pirates, obviously.

  10. Confused Old Misfit

    For SERIOUS Climate Tragics.
    Solar input to high latitudes and the global ice volume
    Posted on March 7, 2019 by curryja | 6 Comments

    by Donald Rapp, Ralf Ellis and Clive Best

    A review of the relationship between the solar input to high latitudes and the global ice volume over the past 2.7 million years.

    Abstract

    While there is ample evidence that variations in solar input to high altitudes is a “pacemaker” for the alternating glacial and interglacial periods over the past ~ 2.7 my, there are two major difficulties with the standard Milankovitch theory:

    (i) The different cadence of the glacial periods prior to the MPT (41 ky) and after the MPT (88 to 110 ky). Mid-Pleistocene Transition.

    (ii) The reason why so many precessional maxima in solar input to high latitudes fail to produce terminations in the post-MPT era; yet every fourth or fifth one does then produce a rather sudden termination.

  11. notafan

    adding­ that he did not question the honesty and truthfulness of the victim,

    Exactly CL

    by pointing out the impossibility of what was claimed to have happened you Frank Brennan SJ are most certainly questioning the honesty and truthfulness of the accuser.

    The ones ripping into Frank scoff about Papal infallibility, Christ and the existence of Truth – have no problem with their own novel version of the perfect person, THE VICTIM.

    I hope they are all one day the subject of a baseless accusation motivated by spite and cash.

  12. notafan

    I see Stimpy also went the Bibi deflection

    lol

  13. Confused Old Misfit

    This is where “Your ABC” is headed.

    Canadian Government/Taxpayer Funded Media (CBC) Purchases Anti-Trump Billboards and Transit Signs…

    Apparently Canadian media are taking their hatred for U.S. President Donald Trump to new levels of opposition. The taxpayer funded CBC news media is purchasing billboards and transit advertisement throughout Canada to promote a campaign against the sitting U.S. President.

  14. cohenite

    Turdball:

    Today the cheapest form of new dispatchable or base load energy is renewables plus storage

    .

    This is a monstrous lie although I accept that turdball is so vain, so self-preoccupied, so full of magnanimous condescension towards his subjects that he genuinely believes he is full of divine benevolence in promoting a useless non-energy form that coincidentally his former employer and son have large vested interests in.

    Solar and wind work for about 20% of the time, are unpredictable, deliver the wrong sort of power in surges, lack energy density and require vast areas of land and infrastructure to make them grid compatible and are dependent on scarce ingredients and are very polluting.

    Apart from those minor faults solar and wind are fine.

  15. notafan

    said people should refer to the 4 Corners show and use that to decide if he is guilty

    These people are malicious and stupid.

    The ABC is now the arbiter of guilt or innocence?

    Get rid of the legal system I say

    4 corners to replace the courts.

    I have never listened to Ray Hadley a bigoted box of rocks by the sounds.

  16. Snoopy

    From lotocoti’s boilermaker link.

    The wind and solar farm owners pay pretty good money to land owners for having farms on their land. They can expect as much as £40,000 p.a. for a large wind turbine. Stories in the press said that in 2011 David Cameron’s father in law was being paid £350,000 a year for wind turbines on his estate. Then in 2015 he is reported to have a second set of turbines built on his land bring another £250,000 a year.

    The Termite was seemingly following in Dave’s footsteps. If a government leader implements policies which impoverish the masses but enrich his own family, that’s just good luck, isn’t it?

  17. Stimpson J. Cat

    I see Stimpy also went the Bibi deflection
    lol

    How is it a deflection?
    If it is acceptable for the son of the Israeli Prime Minister to post memes it is acceptable for anyone.
    This is not rocket science.
    How is this hard to understand?
    Is meme posting a privilege determined soley by race or position or power?
    I think not.
    It’s for everyone.
    Grow up.

  18. None;

    As to your “well when I was in Israel 3 people said” school of foreign policy: Israel is a formidable little country but without the US or any other outside help it would be obliterated tomorrow. Israel is the only country in the world that faces an existential crisis.

    No. Israel will survive.
    If it comes to the crunch, the cost will be carried entirely by those who threaten it.
    Israel has 80 – 400 nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.
    There are less than 300 worthwhile targets around them.
    Never forget.

  19. Driven to pander to a little girl by threat of a shin kicking and retreating behind his desk after laying out some appeasement for the girl in question.

    Do tell – how would you have managed such a situation?

    BTW, I was never “behind his desk”.

    It’s striking how the authoritarian assumption emerges in the language.
    The desk was facing the rear of the office, If anyone was in the room, I would be sitting or standing in the cluster of comfy chairs in the centre. The desk had a monitor and a phone. I would only be behind it when using either or both. Anyone entering would be looking at my back.
    But I’m absolutely intrigued to seek your advice about managing aggression in Autistic children.
    Fire away….

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    Manafort 47 months.
    Is that less than expected?

    Mueller wanted 24.5 years.

  21. notafan

    I was asking if that particular meme was anti Semitic

    yes or no?

    Keep going though

  22. thefrollickingmole

    Question.

    How much of the get Pell campaign is related to money?
    Pell did what any competent manager of a large business should do when they find out they have a major, major liability for past actions.

    He set up a unit withing that “business” to both compensate the afflicted and limit the liability to the rest of the organisation.
    Given that until the RC the prospects for convictions were small, calls for criminal sanctions were unlikely to succeed except in a few of the worst cases.

    Now the bar for “conviction” of people deceased or unnamed appears to be a statement near guaranteeing a payout.

  23. struth

    Do tell – how would you have managed such a situation?

    What arrogance is it when a lefty refuses to answer questions put to him, but old SNIFFY the communist feels he can ask them of others?

  24. notafan

    David Cameron’s father in law

    indeed the landed gentry here have done very well out of wind farms

    they don’t give a hoot about how it affects ‘working families’

    It’s just a transfer from the poor to the rich under a veneer of dogoodery

  25. cohenite

    Trump needs to pardon Manafort in due course.

  26. notafan

    one lot would like to bankrupt the church

    Many of the rest want that money in their pockets

    AFAIK anyone making an allegation against a known predator gets money under the Melbourne response

    of course there are plenty of genuine victims but like any scheme for free money it is going to attract the worst.

  27. Cassie of Sydney

    “Never forget.”

    We don’t and we won’t.

  28. struth

    It’s just a transfer from the poor to the rich under a veneer of dogoodery

    And also absolute corporatism, (which requires socialist interventions in the market).

    I did a few wind farms years ago, bringing in the switch rooms from Adelaide to WA.
    I remember one wind farm I went to, then little more than a farmer’s paddock around Cunderdin, Merredin way, and being told just what the farmer makes out of having it on his property.
    It’s a wonder the other farmers don’t string them up, but it’s very parochial , that sort of thing.
    Brings a bit of money to the local smoko shop, you know.

  29. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trump needs to pardon Manafort in due course.

    No, he needs to indict Tony and John Podesta, since they were also involved in the same campaign.
    Manafort will be out soon anyway as he’s been kept in solitary confinement for most of the last year.

  30. Confused Old Misfit

    The KEY word/words ther are:

    new dispatchable

    Whatever existed before the advent of renewables being OLD.
    That the combination of renewables +storage is incapable of providing base load energy for less than a fraction of the demand over more than a fraction of time seems to be irrelevant.

  31. dover_beach

    From CL’s link:

    The Taoiseach (to outsiders, Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar) recently responded to a call for crucifixes to be removed from the walls of Irish hospitals:

    Charities and religious bodies that run hospitals and such should have regard for the fact that in modern Ireland there’s now diversity of views on religion and so on. It is the 21st century; a lot of patients, a lot of kids aren’t religious, maybe aren’t Roman Catholic and the ethos of a publicly funded institution should reflect the public.

    Entryism at its starkest.

  32. thefrollickingmole

    But I’m absolutely intrigued to seek your advice about managing aggression in Autistic children.
    Fire away….

    So best practice is to allow a child to use violence to force you to appease it, then acquiesce like a blobfish as she removes herself from education to play with the toys you set up in your office for her?

    FYI I have an autistic kid in my immediate family, what you are doing is teaching someone that violence and the threat of it gets you what you want.

    And Im not your caretaker, but heres a resource you could try..
    https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/node/1591

    Poor girl, denied an education by a blobfish.

  33. Stimpson J. Cat

    I was asking if that particular meme was anti Semitic
    yes or no?
    Keep going though

    How would I know?
    The rules that determine such seem to be applied only when it is convenient.
    I don’t care if it is or not.
    So long as it doesn’t advocate for violence.
    I care about free speech.
    That’s it.
    You can call me whatever names you like.
    That’s your prerogative.
    That’s what you really want to do.
    So do it.

  34. struth

    See how you get your quastions answered SNIFFY?

    Now you have a go.

  35. notafan

    Given that until the RC the prospects for convictions were small,

    I think you are wrong about that

    I think nearly all of it was done and dusted long before the RC

    Don’t forget Victorian had it’s own RC a few years before the national one

    How many were charged after the RC?

    All the names I saw for VIc were old cases being rehashed with the guilty already dead or in prison

    I know someone who got a fairly large sum over the Fairbridge case-again a pre RC matter

    Gillard wanted to get TA by putting the Catholic Church back in the headlines

    She missed her target

    He won the election

    Time for a new scapegoat.

  36. Zatara

    Trump needs to pardon Manafort in due course.

    Manafort was convicted of five counts of tax fraud, one count of failure to file a report of his foreign bank and financial accounts and two counts of bank fraud. None of those crimes have anything to do with Trump or the campaign.

    Trump needs to send him a calendar and a sharpie to mark the days off with.

  37. Ivan Denisovich

    Now that VICPOL has their Pell scalp and lowered the bar on evidence so low surely Shorten is next. (Sarc off).

    Fatty Clouseau’s VicPol can’t find witnesses, Brett:

    She claims the MP raped her in a bathroom in the early hours after a group came back to the camp after going out for a drive.

    She said she gave the police three main witnesses, including the phone number of one and her maiden and married name, when she reported the crime. She alleges police failed to find the witnesses.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2777161/amp/Police-defend-investigation-Bill-Shorten-woman-accused-rape-claims-officers-didn-t-properly-investigate-case-profile.html

    Why didn’t VicPol run ads?

  38. notafan

    It is a matter of opinion

    I see you don’t want to express one

    Look squirrel! is now going to be Look Bibi!

  39. thefrollickingmole

    Venzstralias future???

    Venezuela has been hit by a vast power cut, with at least 18 of its 23 states reportedly affected by a blackout authorities blamed on anti-government saboteurs.

    Commuters in the country’s crumbling capital, Caracas, were forced to walk home from work after the metro service was paralyzed by the outage, while the international airport was reportedly plunged into darkness.

    Millions of citizens from the western state of Zulia to Amazonas in the far south were also reported to have been affected.

    The Venezuelan news website El Pitazo reported that the outage appeared to be the result of a failure at the Simón Bolívar hydroelectric plant in the southern state of Bolívar.

    Members of Nicolás Maduro’s crisis-stricken government claimed opposition wreckers had targeted the plant, which is also known as Guri.

    The black out has been caused by sabotage at Guri,” tweeted the official account of the television program of Maduro’s second-in-command, Diosdado Cabello.

    This is not an attack on the government. It is an attack on the people,” Venezuela’s electricity minister, Luis Motta Domínguez, told reporters.

    Venezuela’s state-run power company, Corpoelec, claimed the blackout was “part of the electricity war against the state” and said it was working to restore supply.

    Note the typical Commie response of blaming “wreckers” and “saboteurs” instead of their own god awful fuckups for the outages.

  40. stackja

    Winston Smith
    #2953197, posted on March 8, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Regarding Israel. Yes. Israel voters have a choice, life or death. Since 1948 they have voted for life.

  41. Elle

    Who is sniffy?
    Someone here using coke?

  42. struth

    Which police force is worse, SNIFFY, the one shooting at criminals, or the one which is politicised and allowing ra-pe and violence to go unchallenged in it’s jurisdiction for political purposes.

    Oh, you can also have a go at what makes Norway and New Zealand Socialist countries while explaining why that same theory doesn’t apply to the National SOCIALIST Nazis.

  43. struth

    Elle, SNIFFY is numbers.
    As beautifully “coined” by Johnno.

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    No. Israel will survive.
    If it comes to the crunch, the cost will be carried entirely by those who threaten it.
    Israel has 80 – 400 nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.
    There are less than 300 worthwhile targets around them.
    Never forget.

    Best t-shirt I saw in Israel says, over pic of machine gun, a rifle and fighter plane like the one currently on the Cat banner – Don’t Worry America, Israel Has Your Back. In other words, Israel is standing up for freedom and democracy in the Middle East as an assistance to the US. Sadly, when I went to buy mine the only one in stock was of just a mean looking fighter plane with the words – Don’t Worry America, Israel is Behind You. I preferred the first wording and its range of weaponry, but happily wear the one I ended up with to Cat drinks. Sadly, on me, part of the message is best regarded from underneath.

    Israel has no hesitation in announcing on t-shirts, as elsewhere, that it has every intention of staying.

    However, I deliberately bought a large size. Your turn next time, I say to Hairy.
    You make a better billboard.

  45. Stimpson J. Cat

    It is a matter of opinion
    I see you don’t want to express one
    Look squirrel! is now going to be Look Bibi!

    I’ve given you my opinion.
    You just don’t like it.
    And that’s fine.
    We don’t have to agree on everything.

  46. Roger

    …the ethos of a publicly funded institution should reflect the public.

    But what about diversity and pluralism?

    Aren’t they part of the ethos of the new Ireland?

    Under those rubrics shouldn’t Catholic owned hospitals be permitted to display Catholic symbols?

  47. thefrollickingmole

    Actually that cartoon isnt anti semetic, its mocking anti semites.

    The “grand controller” is a lizard person, mind you there are heaps of thoose ones around finishing with the J e w s as “final boss’ so the originals probably were.

    Also This chapter of talib is well worth a read.
    https://medium.com/incerto/the-intellectual-yet-idiot-13211e2d0577

    The IYI has been wrong, historically, on Stalinism, Maoism, GMOs, Iraq, Libya, Syria, lobotomies, urban planning, low carbohydrate diets, gym machines, behaviorism, transfats, freudianism, portfolio theory, linear regression, Gaussianism, Salafism, dynamic stochastic equilibrium modeling, housing projects, selfish gene, election forecasting models, Bernie Madoff (pre-blowup) and p-values. But he is convinced that his current position is right.

  48. Elle

    I collect speeches I think worthy of collecting.
    One of the many powerful speeches Mr Netanyahu has made I will attach.
    Deafening silence

  49. dover_beach

    Cardinal Pell conviction: Priest wrote article to shed legal light

    This article tells us a lot about where we are as a country. Father Brennan didn’t vigorously defend Pell, he didn’t overtly call the alleged victim a liar, and the like. He presented the accusation and the defense as presented at trial in a fairly anodyne manner and this still caused offense and anger, and the usual hysterical objections. As CL and notafan have already mentioned, the implications of the exculpatory testimony is to paint a picture that the allegation is in effect unbelievable and impossible, and therefore, that the accuser is either lying or mistaken, but Brennan let the reader draw that conclusion themselves. I think it would have been perfectly fair for him to point that out, but we now need to go further. We need to hit back hard against the low bar that is being set publicly for sexual allegations, that people are perfectly entitled to defend themselves vigorously, we need to also hold those who make and publish these calumnies (Zwartz article yesterday in the The Age/ SMH repeating Last’s scuttlebutt was disgraceful) accountable. They need to be refuted vigorously and pursued legally.

  50. Tel

    Today the cheapest form of new dispatchable or base load energy is renewables plus storage

    Not really cheapest, but because of RET and subsidy farming, it’s cheaper after “adjustments” to the data.

  51. Mater

    1735099
    #2952390, posted on March 7, 2019 at 8:47 am
    The “Hitler was a socialist” meme is a creation of the loony tunes chapter of the US alt right.
    It is a comparatively recent development. It has gained traction in the US Harpic* blogosphere, but is ignored anywhere where serious history scholarship is respected.
    When I was studying political history at U of Q in the seventies, anyone suggesting that Hitler was a socialist would have been laughed out of the tutorial.

    Pravda, and the Communist Leadership, are unavailable for comment.

    Then the newspapers were forever changing their minds about the Hitlerites: at first it was friendly encounters between nice sentries in nasty Poland, and the newspapers were awash with sympathy for the valiant warriors standing up to French and English bankers, and Hitler’s speeches, verbatim, filled a page of Pravda at a time; then one morning (the second morning of the war) an explosion of headlines – all Europe was piteously groaning under the Nazi heel.

    – The Gulag Archipelago, Vol 3, P 24

  52. Roger

    They need to be refuted vigorously and pursued legally.

    We can only hope and pray that Cardinal Pell does so.

    Meanwhile he has his appeal and now a civil suit to contend with.

  53. Roger

    Before I forget:

    ABC yesterday featured an economist on the dangers of our nominal recession.

    His proposed remedy: fiscal stimulus at the household level!

    We’re doomed.

  54. thefrollickingmole

    Taleb bringing the harshness.

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Verified account

    This is the diamond dead dick dude.

    @nntaleb
    Follow Follow @nntaleb
    More
    “The only time he forgot about his short height was when he asked his accountant to read out his bank statement, something which he did multiple times a day.”
    (on Ehud Laniado who just passed during vanity surgery)

    Though Stimpy will be inconsolable after this ..
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Verified account

    @nntaleb
    Follow Follow @nntaleb
    More Nassim Nicholas Taleb Retweeted Palka ☻
    Put me on the record: Jordan Peterson @jordanbpeterson is a charlatan.

  55. C.L.

    The civil suit brought by a convicted woman-bashing MDMA-pushing human garbage heap will not succeed. I’d be surprised if the tweaked slob bringing it will survive the proceedings without having a heart attack. But this is old mate’s last chance in life to make some coin so I’m sure he’ll be trying.

  56. Does anyone here have a subscription to Encyclopaedia Britannica?
    Is it worth $80 subscription?
    Or has it been infiltrated by the Left?
    The article on Global Warming doesn’t give much hope that it hasn’t gone under.

  57. Stimpson J. Cat

    Tweet of the Day.

    Ally Maynard
    @missmayn
    Women should be able to sue men who accidentally get us pregnant for emotional distress and abortion costs. It’s pure negligence.
    7:11 AM · Mar 7, 2019

  58. 1735099

    Poor girl, denied an education by a blobfish

    No actually. She was successfully mainstreamed after two years at my school where she learned that violence was ignored, and appropriate social responses rewarded.

  59. notafan

    DB

    Lorenzo Warby’s article about virtue signalling was right on the money.

    Brennan SJ is now being characterized as a ‘friend’ of Cardinal Pell who puts the Church before truth.

    So much for trying to provide an objective view.

    Victims of abuse and their relatives, no matter whether or not that abuse was by a priest or anyone else can now claim hurty feelings merely because Cardinal Pell (who had NOTHING to do with their matters) is mildly defended.

    I, personally, am completely out of sympathy for this particular howling mob.

  60. Boambee John

    feelthebern
    #2953169, posted on March 8, 2019 at 11:18 am
    Manafort 47 months.
    Is that less than expected?

    I think m0nty was predicting either life or the gas chamber.

  61. OldOzzie

    Boambee John
    #2953249, posted on March 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    feelthebern
    #2953169, posted on March 8, 2019 at 11:18 am
    Manafort 47 months.
    Is that less than expected?

    I think m0nty was predicting either life or the gas chamber.

    In Huge Blow to Mueller, Trump-Appointed Judge T.S. Ellis Wants Manafort to be Given Credit For Time Served

    “Judge wants Paul Manafort to be given credit for the nine months he’s spent in jail, after a different judge revoked his bond last June. If that happens, Manafort’s time in prison from now on would total a little more than three years,” crime reporter Shimon Prokupecz tweeted on Thursday evening.

  62. Fat Tony

    struth
    #2953209, posted on March 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm
    It’s just a transfer from the poor to the rich under a veneer of dogoodery

    And also absolute corporatism, (which requires socialist interventions in the market).

    I did a few wind farms years ago, bringing in the switch rooms from Adelaide to WA.
    I remember one wind farm I went to, then little more than a farmer’s paddock around Cunderdin, Merredin way, and being told just what the farmer makes out of having it on his property.
    It’s a wonder the other farmers don’t string them up, but it’s very parochial , that sort of thing.
    Brings a bit of money to the local smoko shop, you know.

    Does anyone know who is responsible for the windmill carcass when the things die in a few years time?

  63. Boambee John

    Winston at 1150

    No. Israel will survive.
    If it comes to the crunch, the cost will be carried entirely by those who threaten it.
    Israel has 80 – 400 nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.
    There are less than 300 worthwhile targets around them.
    Never forget.

    [email protected] might not survive, but if it goes down its enemies go down with it.

    The Biblical story of Samson, added to Masada and the Holocaust, added to the nuclear weapons, guarantee that.

  64. Roger

    The civil suit…will not succeed.

    Let us hope so; unhappily the onus probandi is lower in a civil suit than in a criminal matter.

    The complainant would appear to have seized his chance to capitalise on that.

  65. Stimpson J. Cat

    Deafening silence

    I wish more Women would use this technique for change.
    Imagine the world we could build together?
    A world where Women are often powerfully silent to prove their point.
    It sounds like a dream.
    😁

  66. Regarding the false narratives by Atkins and Hadley mentioned above somebody should be putting in complaints to the Press Council as suggesting 4 Corners is evidence in cathedral case is clearly false.

    I have mentioned Hadley has twice cut off callers by referring to the “witness” who saw Pell behaving suspiciously in a changing room. That guy was on 4 Corners. No offence committed as far as I can see, just opinion he recalled 20 + years later.

    Frolicking made a good point above which reminded me of a conversation I had with a lawyer earlier this week. Concerns the investigation and planned compensation for crew on HMAS Melbourne involved in the tragedy with the USS Evans. Seems there were a huge number of the crew at a particular part of the ship (can’t remember the word he used, not bow but near the pointy end) observing the collision about to happen. Seems those there more likely to experience more trauma. However the numbers far greater than that area could hold and it was 0200am. Dilemma is do you say somebody is lying ?

  67. Roger

    Does anyone know who is responsible for the windmill carcass when the things die in a few years time?

    Whoever is named as such in the contract.

    But ultimately the cost will be passed on to the tax payer via subsidies and the consumer via price hikes.

  68. Elle

    Ditto with the mentally ill.
    😁

  69. Fat Tony

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2953256, posted on March 8, 2019 at 12:44 pm
    Deafening silence

    I wish more Women would use this technique for change.
    Imagine the world we could build together?
    A world where Women are often powerfully silent to prove their point.
    It sounds like a dream.

    Stimp – it’s the only way women haven’t suffered
    😁

  70. OldOzzie

    ‘An old white male with far too much white privilege’

    Jason Gagliard

    Welcome to the column that cherry-picks the top of your pops and ferrets out your pithiest quotes. The Mocker pondered the life and times of barrister, Melbourne Grammar old boy and leafy Hawthorne habitue Julian Burnside and wondered if he was really the Greens messiah, or just another pious toff. Toff, scoffed Kevin aka Doc Molloy:

    “ ‘The last thing you would expect of a party that thrives on identity politics would be to nominate an affluent, ageing, white Anglo-Saxon male.’

    “An old white male with far too much white privilege. Priceless! Only the Greens would do this and not see the irony.”

    We’ve been had, said Brad:

    “Di Natale should be wearing an ‘I’m with stupid’ T-shirt. For that matter, so should Burnside.”

    John asked:

    “Why are you surprised? That’s exactly what the Greens represent these days. Affluent and privileged elites who believe they are immune from the effects of their own loopy policies.”

    Bloodthirsty, said Rohan B:

    “Good on you Mocker; you went straight for the jugular.”

    Lynn’s lesson:

    “Perhaps he should look at the evidence of the Chief Scientist: If we stopped all emissions from Australia it would make no difference to the world. Pass that message on to our children and grandchildren.”

    Smug and smugger: Saving Hawthorne from rising sea levles. Picture: Stuart McEvoy

    Ian enthused:

    “Oh dear Mocker! Thursday is the best day of the week, as you continue to nail the likes of Burnside et al. I will spend all afternoon in a happy frame of mind and probably read your comments twice over.”

    Bob_M’s bit:

    “What gets me about the Burnsides of this world is their sense of entitlement, even in politics. No joining the Greens when he was a pimply faced youth, no going to endless branch meetings or letter boxing, no facing pre-selection.

    “Decides when he has earned a motza and that he really can’t think of what else to do with himself he will become the candidate for Kooyong for the Greens. Shallow as a parking lot puddle.”

    Difficult, said Dick:

    “When Mr Burnside was a pimply faced youth (if indeed he was so afflicted), there was no such thing as a Greens Party.”

    Kind Kevin was cruel:

    “I had the great misfortune to hear Burnside talk one evening.When he finished talking about his favourite subject, himself, he moved onto to talk about a horrible country with an appalling human rights record.

    “His 30 minute rant was not directed at China, Russia or even Saudi Arabia. No, the evil country was the USA.”

  71. struth

    Deafening silence

    Just as we are getting from SNIFFY right now.
    After the regulatory 15 minutes to let others forget he won’t answer the questions posed, he will be back on some other side issue.

    This is the mental sickness of socialism.
    They keep coming back.
    Insanity is energising, and this is what we are up against.
    This is what we show from our little SNIFFY and our other self appointed examples of insanity.

    Facts and integrity count for nothing.
    This is what they show all who read here.

  72. Tel

    Talib has been predicting a GMO disaster for quite a while. Millions of GMO refugees any minute now.

  73. cohenite

    “Why are you surprised? That’s exactly what the Greens represent these days. Affluent and privileged elites who believe they are immune from the effects of their own loopy policies.”

    Cognitive dissonance.

  74. None

    Excellent Mocker. Thanks for posting, Ozzie.

  75. Boambee John

    Numbers

    I hope that when you had little Miss Autism sitting at the desk in your office, working on whatever you had prepared, that the door was always open, and a witness present.

    In this modern era, you could be very vulnerable to an unsavoury allegation. One that might be impossible to disprove.

    BTW, did you ever have a teacher face allegations of sexual misconduct with a student when you were a principal? If you did, what action did you take?

  76. None

    The Greens are the party of old white guys.

  77. – The Gulag Archipelago, Vol 3, P 24

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Mater, but Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago is a pseudo-historical fiction novel.

  78. None

    Does anyone know who is responsible for the windmill carcass when the things die in a few years time?

    The taxpayer as it costs milions to clean up and all these shysters do is declare bankruptcy. Then again, governments spend taxpayer billions on enriching politicians so you are left with a permanent carcass.

  79. Poor girl, denied an education by a blobfish.

    Actually, no.
    She was successfully mainstreamed after two years at my school, where she learned that aggression was ignored, but cooperation rewarded.

  80. notafan

    Give that teacher a rake!

    Volume 3 of the Nobel Prize winner’s towering masterpiece: Solzhenitsyn’s moving account of resistance within the Soviet labor camps and his own release after eight years. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.

    Industry Reviews

    Best Nonfiction Book of the Twentieth Century

    ” – Time magazine

    “It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” – David Remnick, The New Yorker

    “The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” – George F. Kennan

    “Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece. … The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today.” – Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword

  81. C.L.

    Tony Abbott surrenders (again), says we SHOULDN’T leave the Paris Agreement.

  82. notafan

    oh and

    This product is categorised by
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  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Biblical story of Samson, added to Masada and the Holocaust, added to the nuclear weapons, guarantee that.

    Don’t have a reference, but, apparently the first Israeli nuclear weapon produced had “Never Again” engraved on the casing.

  84. John Constantine

    If the owner of the liability to decommission the windmill is a two dollar shelf company registered in Panama, the actual cost falls upon the last man standing, which you would expect to be the landowner.

    There is a reason that windmill developers lease the windfarm sites instead of buying them outright.

    Comrades.

  85. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2953272, posted on March
    8, 2019 at 1:26 pm
    – The Gulag Archipelago, Vol 3, P 24

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Mater, but Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago is a pseudo-historical fiction novel.

    So, pretty much like anything from Manning Clark or Peter Fitzsimons? Perhaps not, as novel or not, it was based on his personal experience in the Gulag. You do know about the Gulag? One of the many crimes of communism, with such others as Katyn, the Holodomor, the Great Leap Forward, the Hundred Flowers campaign, tge Cambodian killing fields and many more.

    Care to offer words of condemnation?

  86. Fat Tony

    John Constantine
    #2953279, posted on March 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks John – that sounds like a very reasonable reply.
    Are these “landowners” aware that they may/will be left holding the can?

  87. 132andBush

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Mater, but Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago is a pseudo-historical fiction novel.

    And in one sentence the communist spits on the mass graves of socialism’s victims.

  88. calli

    From Wiki:

    He convinced the Labor Party’s economic boss Pinchas Sapir of the value of commencing the program by giving him a tour of the Dimona site in early 1968, and soon after Dayan decided that he had the authority to order the start of full production of four to five nuclear warheads a year. Hersh stated that it is widely believed that the words “Never Again” were welded, in English and Hebrew, onto the first warhead.

    Might be a tall tale. But if they weren’t there, they should have been.

  89. calli

    Aaaaand…straight into moderation. Try again.

    From Wiki:

    He convinced the Labor Party’s economic boss Pinchas Sapir of the value of commencing the program by giving him a tour of the Dimona site in early 1968, and soon after Dayan decided that he had the authority to order the start of full production of four to five nuclear warheads a year. Hersh stated that it is widely believed that the words “Never Again” were welded, in English and He brew, onto the first warhead.

    Might be a tall tale. But if they weren’t there, they should have been.

  90. Fat Tony

    Boambee John
    #2953280, posted on March 8, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    Care to offer words of condemnation?

    Why would he, or any other “socialist”, condemn what, in their heart of hearts, they want to inflict on the rest of us?

    “Socialism” is just a fig leaf to cover their evil totalitarianism until absolute rule is achieved and the killings are free to start.

  91. thefrollickingmole

    where she learned that aggression was ignored, but cooperation rewarded.

    This has to be the weakest fairy story told here yet.
    “Once upon a time I allowed a kid to get out of class by being violent and chucking temper tantrums. This girl was rewarded for her intransigence by being allowed to do activities she wanted. Then one day a fairy blobfishmother appeared and she attended a mainstream school. The end”.

  92. Mater

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Mater, but Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago is a pseudo-historical fiction novel

    Consider yourself corrected.

    Author’s Note

    For years I have with reluctant heart withheld from publication this already completed book: my obligation to those still living outweighed my obligation to the dead. But now that State Security has seized the book anyway, I have no alternative but to publish it immediately.

    In this book there are no fictitious persons, nor fictitious events. People and places are named with their own names. If they are identified by initials instead of names, it is for personal considerations. If they are not named at all, it is only because human memory has failed to preserve their names. But it all took place just as it is here described.

    You would do well to remember this:

    I dedicate this
    to all those who did not live
    to tell it.
    And may they please forgive me
    for not having seen it all
    nor remembered it all,
    for not having divined all of it.

  93. calli

    Well, knock me down with a feather. “Gulag” was fiction was it?

    Shame history can’t be easily re-written. But keep working on it and you’ll get there. Lotsa people who remember will have to die first though. Meh.

  94. bespoke

    If 1735099 was left unchallenged some lurker would have thought it was true.

  95. BTW, did you ever have a teacher face allegations of sexual misconduct with a student when you were a principal? If you did, what action did you take?

    Given the nature of this blog, I won’t answer in any detail because it’s possible to trace my career in schools, and identify teachers. As I’ve learned, there are those malicious enough on this blog to try to use such information. In any case, these situations remain confidential to protect the victims, and I’d be in breach of code of conduct if I disclosed any details.

    In Queensland at the time, there was a protocol called SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) which offered a clear process to follow. I assume it’s still in place.
    It’s interesting to note that most principals of middle to large sized schools, lose count over the years of the number of reports made about parental abuse and neglect. The kids are much safer at school than they are at home with mum and dad, or a series of “dads”.

    Any number of studies confirm this.

    The perpetrator was either a relative or a “trusted other” in 97.2% of sexual abuse cases.

  96. And in one sentence the communist spits on the mass graves of socialism’s victims.

    In one sentence, a statement of fact is posted.
    Inconvenient, isn’t it?

  97. Mater

    1735099
    #2952390, posted on March 7, 2019 at 8:47 am

    When I was studying political history at U of Q in the seventies, anyone suggesting that Hitler was a socialist would have been laughed out of the tutorial.

    1735099
    #2953272, posted on March 8, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong, Mater, but Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago is a pseudo-historical fiction novel

    Read together, these statements reveal the level of the decay.

  98. Gab

    If 1735099 was left unchallenged some lurker would have thought it was true.

    So what? How do you know this ? Nah, this has nothing to do with “some lurker” too dumb to know better. This has everything to do with ego. You lot complain about him yet continue to engage him knowing full well nothing will change his mind. How you can waste your days like this is beyond me.

  99. Mater

    In one sentence, a statement of fact is posted.
    Inconvenient, isn’t it?

    What fact is that?

  100. bespoke

    As I’ve learned, there are those malicious enough on this blog to try to use such information.

    Projecting BS!

    It’s interesting to note that most principals of middle to large sized schools, lose count over the years of the number of reports made about parental abuse and neglect.

    Abused kids safer in school Well da!

    Just another squirrel

  101. Stimpson J. Cat

    Who the f$ck has time to read Solzhenitsyns Gulag,
    let alone Two Hundred Years Together?
    Some of us work.

  102. bespoke

    Chill Gab, you deal with Trolls how you see fit.

  103. cohenite

    You’re such a fucking idiot numbers.

  104. Pedro the Ignorant

    Happy coincidence. Today is International Women’s Day.

    My female cousin who is a commercial pilot just clocked up 4000 hours in multi engine aircraft while overhead Coolangatta this morning.

    Well done, “Buttons”. A great achievement in a male dominated industry.

    I should add that she is a rock solid conservative as well as a superb pilot.

  105. struth

    BTW, did you ever have a teacher face allegations of sexual misconduct with a student when you were a principal? If you did, what action did you take?

    Given the nature of this blog, I won’t answer in any detail because it’s possible to trace my career in schools, and identify teachers. As I’ve learned, there are those malicious enough on this blog to try to use such information. In any case, these situations remain confidential to protect the victims, and I’d be in breach of code of conduct if I disclosed any details.

    Translation.

    Yes.

    We note over an hour past since SNIFFY was asked to answer questions and has come back doing exactly what we described he would do.
    Side issue and not answering questions, today from myself and others, some questions now waiting days for an answer.
    Some simply want him to denounce the evils of communism.
    Not happening.
    It’s a mystery……………………………………

    The kids were fine.
    The Principle was the retard

  106. struth

    Go on numbers, pick me up for my spelling.
    Prove to me you read it.

  107. Helen

    Brennan SJ is now being characterized as a ‘friend’ of Cardinal Pell who puts the Church before truth.

    Yes, anyone who questions the verdict on the basis of the evidence provided is now labelled as a pedal file on any of Captain’s socials. It is sickening.

  108. Stimpson J. Cat

    Happy International Women’s Day Ladies!!!
    I hope someone, somewhere today holds a door open for you.

  109. bespoke

    Gab
    #2953297, posted on March 8, 2019 at 1:50 pm
    If 1735099 was left unchallenged some lurker would have thought it was true.
    So what? How do you know this ? Nah, this has nothing to do with “some lurker” too dumb to know better.

    Well I was too dumb to know better.

    This has everything to do with ego.

    Who’s?

    You lot complain about him yet continue to engage him knowing full well nothing will change his mind.

    I’m not in it to change his mind.

    You lot

    monty?

    just kidding 😉

    How you can waste your days like this is beyond me.

    Your reading it.

  110. Diogenes

    In Queensland at the time, there was a protocol called SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) which offered a clear process to follow. I assume it’s still in place.
    It’s interesting to note that most principals of middle to large sized schools, lose count over the years of the number of reports made about parental abuse and neglect. The kids are much safer at school than they are at home with mum and dad, or a series of “dads”.

    A version of this is in use in NSW – at yesterday’s staff meeting the boss mentioned a number of how many referrals which he has made this year – I was gobsmacked at how high this number was.

  111. Mater

    So what? How do you know this ? Nah, this has nothing to do with “some lurker” too dumb to know better. This has everything to do with ego. You lot complain about him yet continue to engage him knowing full well nothing will change his mind. How you can waste your days like this is beyond me.

    Gab,
    Let me explain my reasoning. I see the reversal of the Nazi whitewash as the one thing we can do which might actually make a difference and highlight where socialism inevitably ends up. All the kids know about the evil of Hitler. Bob (and his ilk) have made sure of that. If I can equip the readers of this blog (regular or otherwise) with useful information with which to make a stand (ie. do a Cassie) and show them the truth, then my time is not wasted.

    Question: Have I posted anything around the Socialist/Nazi connection over the last three weeks which you didn’t know? If so, then my time has not been wasted. Numbers just gives me a convenient fulcrum on which to do it.

    Imagine what could be achieved if all the Socialist leaning kids suddenly awakened to the fact that the personification of evil was actually a student of their idealogy.

    We can’t sit around and let this happen. We can keep howling at the moon here at the Cat, or we can use the opportunity to share useful information and take the fight (metaphorically) into the real world.

  112. struth

    So what? How do you know this ?

    Because off the open thread we get quite a few first time commenters regarding the specific issues.
    They may be here as well.
    This is the internet isn’t it?
    I’d like to know how many views it gets a day.
    seriously gab, if it got too few, I may not bother, but on the other hand some influential people and politicians due come here from time to time, and that’s also important to note.
    Sometimes it’s not quantity of lurker but quality.

  113. This has to be the weakest fairy story told here yet.

    I’ll go into a little more detail.
    All children, whether Autistic or not, act or react towards a purpose. This child sought attention because she wasn’t getting it from home as her mother was a drug addict, and was barely able to look after her. One of this girl’s strengths was her resilience, and her capacity to look after herself.
    She was excluded from her regular school because of her disruptive and aggressive behaviour in the classroom. She was more intellectually capable than the bulk of students at my special school, so was placed in a group of kids we were preparing to get back into the mainstream. The aggression was the barrier, so that was what we worked on.
    She began to respond, but frequent bouts of aggression would occur where she would become a risk to herself and others. This was a difficult issue, because some of the other children in her class had physical impairments, which meant that they had no protective behaviours.
    Accordingly, she had to be removed from the class so the other children could be kept safe, and we developed a protocol whereby the teacher would attempt to give me ample warning via intercom, so I could be prepared to manage her. Mostly this worked, and my response was to provide an activity, give her as little eye contact as possible, let her know she was expected to complete the activity and to simply ignore her outbursts. Her language was offensive, but physically harmless, so initially I tolerated that, and sat with my back to her whilst she swore at me. I still remember the verbal cue “I have a job to do, and so do you”.

    I had a shaving mirror set up on my desk so I was able to watch her through that to keep safe.

    It took time, but her behaviour improved to the point where she went for weeks without being excluded from her class. She was then told if she could keep that up for a term she would be allowed to go back to her mainstream school, which she wanted. Initially, this placement began one day per week, then became three, then four. Initially we sent a Teacher Aide with her, but this soon became unnecessary once staff at the mainstream school learned some basic management techniques.

    She was fully mainstreamed after one semester, and when I retired, she was in her “old” school. I’ve lost track since then, but I reckon she is probably out in the real world earning a crust, and saving the taxpayer a great deal of dosh.

  114. Gab

    LOL I’m not reading it, bespoke, I just gets bits and pieces of what you lot are doing in replying to numbers as I scroll past his lies and your retorts to him. Sad because I may miss comments from others who aren’t engaging with him and feeding their egos.

    Carry on, doing the same thing, over and over.

  115. struth

    Also to build the sites numbers and exposure, it’s good to show many gutless right wingers that there are people out there who will not tolerate communists and their evil, and will fight.

    If it helps someone ready to just give in, to not do so, it is worth it.

  116. Gab

    Poor old Abbott. Gone back on his word yet again. He hasn’t learned a thing.

  117. Stimpson J. Cat

    Carry on, doing the same thing, over and over.

    Ah, but you have said this before as well.
    And you will again.

    It’s the Circle of Life!!!!!

  118. notafan

    Ego feeding?

    I actually went and checked because I was not 100% certain that Gulag was not a work of literature-been over forty years since I read it plus I don’t trust numbers

    Sure enough it was cited as non-fiction so I shared that info

    Just about every time he posts something I learn something, mostly by going out to verify his statements, but yeah sure ego

  119. Elle

    Tis groundhog day on the OF … again 😁

  120. Fat Tony

    notafan
    #2953319, posted on March 8, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    Ego feeding?

    I actually went and checked because I was not 100% certain that Gulag was not a work of literature-been over forty years since I read it plus I don’t trust numbers

    Sure enough it was cited as non-fiction so I shared that info

    Just about every time he posts something I learn something, mostly by going out to verify his statements, but yeah sure ego

    Exactly the same for me. And, no doubt, many others.

  121. DrBeauGan

    Of course gulag archipelago was fiction. And Stalin was a lovely bloke and communism has been a roaring success everywhere it’s been tried.

  122. Boambee John

    Numbers at q346

    So, asked a question about allegations against teachers, you respond with allegations against families, completely avoiding the question asked. A simple “no” or “yes” might have given an indication without identifying anyone. Followed by a comment on your actions to address the second question.

  123. struth

    Exactly Mater.
    When I first came to this blog people were arguing about whether we should not call ourselves right wing, because the left call Hitler right wing.
    We would have ended up fragmented and destroyed.
    We argued a lot about the fact we could call ourselves moonbeams and unicorns and the left would still push Hitler on to us.
    They had to get rid of him, disown him.
    They are fanatical about it, hence even numbers initial brainwashing.

    Just because the left have no interest in facts doesn’t mean you don’t use them.

    He has no argument that stands up.
    No lefty has.
    That’s why he won’t answer the questions.

    Standing up and loudly calling out the bullshit works.
    And it worked here.
    No one here seriously, anymore, believes Hitler was not a socialist.
    But many here did, such was the extent of the propaganda, and showed how little people had thought about it.

    So we called out the facts loudly and it changed many right wingers minds on this blog who then realised just how extensive this propaganda is, how well it has worked (SBS showing Hitler documentaries everyday because they’ve been told he was right wing) and to just stand firm and not bend to the left , on anything.

    As I often say, people here have changed my mind regards same sex marriage, as I hadn’t put much thought into it either, but wiser and older heads here, made me take a harder look.

  124. dover_beach

    I, personally, am completely out of sympathy for this particular howling mob.

    Indeed.

    BTW, I don’ t think Gab had you in mind. There is a difference between engaging numbers and correcting his errors and lies. This last one re Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelag was particularly disgraceful.

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And Stalin was a lovely bloke and communism has been a roaring success everywhere it’s been tried.

    Stalin was a lovely bloke, as were Mao Tse -Tung, Pol Pot and Ho Chi Minh.

  126. thefrollickingmole

    Dont be a #Yangleberry Stimps, the god emperor disapproves of your heresy.

  127. thefrollickingmole

    Dont be a #Yangleberry Stimps, the god emperor disapproves of your heresy.

  128. cohenite

    I had a shaving mirror set up on my desk so I was able to watch her through that to keep safe.

    Creepy. I bet you have all sorts of mirrors.

    In other news it’s ok to be white, except if you’re like numbers:

  129. notafan

    DB

    That would be nice but

    Gab did suggest I give up responding to numbers for Lent

  130. dover_beach

    That doesn’t sound like a Lenten sacrifice to me.

  131. 132andBush

    In one sentence, a statement of fact is posted.
    Inconvenient, isn’t it?

    Citation?
    Evidence?

  132. notafan

    No

    The last couple of weeks have been overwhelming with the relentless attacks on Cardinal Pell.

    Our PP has said not to despair, but this world!

    I am convinced though that Cardinal is on the path to sainthood.

    I hope that I am right, for all the right reasons (and some of the wrong ones)

  133. Just about every time he posts something I learn something, mostly by going out to verify his statements, but yeah sure ego

    Well, that’s the goal.
    Once a teacher – always a teacher.
    Gratifying…..

  134. DrBeauGan

    That anti-Semitic cartoon that millennial dismissed as anti-zionist (pull the other one, it’s got bells on) strikes me as counterproductive. I see that and I’m repelled by the sickness and hatred of the individual posting it. And those defending it.

    Which is why I don’t want them banned. Know your enemy.

  135. Atoms for Peace

    With some of the toxic inhabitants in schools these days, I’m of the opinion teachers should be wearing body cameras for their own protection.

  136. dover_beach

    Yes, we learn that you are an inveterate liar and dissembler.

  137. thefrollickingmole

    DrBeauGan

    Without going into any details about peoples motives for the cartoon its actually a rebuttal to an anti semetic one.

    The anti semetic version stops at the stereotypical”J e w” figure as the hidden controller.
    The parody ones continue it on with aliens/lizards people etc.

    What was posted by Bibis son was one of the parody ones, so effectively 2 fingers up at the anti semites.

  138. Boambee John

    132andBush
    #2953335, posted on March 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    In one sentence, a statement of fact is posted.
    Inconvenient, isn’t it?

    Citation?
    Evidence?

    Bugger the citation and evidence, what is the fact to which Numbers refers?

  139. So, asked a question about allegations against teachers, you respond with allegations against families,

    Sigh…….
    As usual, I posted fact, not allegation.
    And I backed it up with a citation.
    I would be breaking the law if I commented based on my personal experience.
    If you were fair dinkum, you’d be searching for the info on line.
    It’s there.
    I seriously doubt you can distinguish between fact and opinion.

    BTW, 23 out of 50800 represents an offending rate of .039%.

    Zero would be ideal, but that’s pretty good.

  140. notafan

    Moley that wasn’t the one posted by UK Labour with the scorpion thing stuck to Liberty’s face with a Star of David that was defended by “millenial’

  141. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2953337, posted on March 8, 2019 at 2:44 pm
    Just about every time he posts something I learn something, mostly by going out to verify his statements, but yeah sure ego

    Well, that’s the goal.
    Once a teacher – always a teacher.
    Gratifying…..

    So, as a teacher you would make incorrect statements, then your pupils would learn by researching the actual fact? Bizzare, but could work with pupils with active, enquiring, minds. For the rest, not so much. I guess they did not contribute to your gratification?

  142. Mater

    Zero would be ideal, but that’s pretty good.

    1+7-3-5+0+9-9 = 0

  143. thefrollickingmole

    notafan.

    If that the one then Ive got the wrong end of the stick entirely, that ione is definately shit by shit people.

    Im referring to this one.

    There is a heap of versions out there, this one is pretty lame but im not wasting too much time when i might have been rabbitting on about the wrong pic anyway.

  144. Boambee John

    Numbers at 1453

    I would be breaking the law if I commented based on my personal experience.
    If you were fair dinkum, you’d be searching for the info on line.

    Thank you. It is a pity that it took around three attempts to get such a simple response from you. I asked because I accepted that you had some expertise in the matter. If you did not wish to share your expertise, you could have simply said so.

  145. With some of the toxic inhabitants in schools these days, I’m of the opinion teachers should be wearing body cameras for their own protection.

    Don’t worry – it’s coming.
    Across the Pacific there’s a move to arm teachers.
    Glocks and body cameras – In the brave new world teachers and police will be indistinguishable…….

  146. 132andBush

    Bugger the citation and evidence, what is the fact to which Numbers refers?

    Yeah, good point.

    It was more his personal wishes/fantasy.

  147. Boambee John

    Son worked temporarily in the NSW rural areas a few years ago.

    A couple of girls in the area made allegations against a high school teacher. After some time under investigation he committed suicide. The girls then admitted they made it all up.

    That didn’t bring the dead man back to life.

    Self-protection, whether with a body camera or a gun, depending on the circumstances, is becoming essential.

  148. Snoopy

    Numbers, was Bill Darcy properly convicted?

  149. Beachcomber

    Fat Tony 1:39 pm

    “Socialism” is just a fig leaf to cover their evil totalitarianism until absolute rule is achieved and the killings are free to start.

    + 100! That’s something we all need to remember. ‘Socialism’ is not about caring and sharing; it is about confiscation, power and oppression.

  150. DrBeauGan

    thefrollickingmole
    #2953341, posted on March 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    DrBeauGan

    Without going into any details about peoples motives for the cartoon its actually a rebuttal to an anti semetic one.

    The anti semetic version stops at the stereotypical”J e w” figure as the hidden controller.
    The parody ones continue it on with aliens/lizards people etc.

    What was posted by Bibis son was one of the parody ones, so effectively 2 fingers up at the anti semites.

    Mole, Notafan is right. That lizard one was a different cartoon.

  151. Shy Ted

    Alright numbers, you win. I’m going to set up a new reporting line – SPAN – Suspected Principal Abuse and Neglect. You need to report 1. the autistic girl and 2. we Cats.

  152. bespoke

    Gab
    #2953314, posted on March 8, 2019 at 2:09 pm
    LOL I’m not reading it, bespoke, I just gets bits and pieces of what you lot are doing in replying to numbers as I scroll past his lies and your retorts to him. Sad because I may miss comments from others who aren’t engaging with him and feeding their egos.
    Carry on, doing the same thing, over and over.

    That’s cool Gab feel that way.

  153. Gab

    This is probably old news, but have just found out that in Victoriastan, VicPol now have the power to take a sample of your DNA without being charged, without the need of a court order and simply based on “suspicion”.

    https://www.9news.com.au/2019/03/07/03/32/vic-dna-laws-draw-liberal-democrats-ire

  154. Shy Ted

    Riding through Adelaide this lunchtime I saw Bull Shitten heading towards a TV crew for today’ lies. I was nearly past and on my motorbike but I just had the wherewithal to shout “anker” (with a w) but I don’t think he heard me above all the other people shouting “anker” (with a w). I feel dirty having got within 30m.

  155. Gab

    Fumigation for Shy Ted. Stat!

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    Listen to yourselves.
    No these cartoons are Good.
    No these cartoons are Bad.
    Remember Bill Leak?
    Remember Charlie Hebdo?
    What is the lesson?
    Someone somewhere is always offended regardless.
    If you think it is a good idea to make it illegal for people to post cartoons or memes that are offensive go ahead.
    By yourselves.
    Without me.
    Where does it end?

  157. Elle

    Remember Bill Leak?

    Absolutely!
    Long live freedom of speech.
    Long live freedom of the press.

    Bill Leak was not an anti-semite though.
    And, he was a supporter of Israel.

  158. Fat Tony

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2953365, posted on March 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm
    If you think it is a good idea to make it illegal for people to post cartoons or memes that are offensive go ahead.
    By yourselves.
    Without me.
    Where does it end?

    It ends in totalitarianism.

  159. Snoopy

    Socialism’ is not about caring and sharing; it is about confiscation, power and oppression.

    Yes, but all in a good cause.

  160. Fat Tony

    Snoopy
    #2953370, posted on March 8, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    Socialism’ is not about caring and sharing; it is about confiscation, power and oppression.

    Yes, but all in a good cause.

    Yep – to make the perfect omelette….

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    Long live freedom of speech.
    Long live freedom of the press.
    Bill Leak was not an anti-semite though.
    And, he was a supporter of Israel.

    There are no exceptions.
    Choose.

  162. Shy Ted

    When you hear the lefties gloating at Tony Abbott’ “backflip” you know it’s suspect. His words are much more measured. I’d much prefer he stayed with “out of Paris”. In the end though the whole coal thing reflects the state of the country. Adani should be an Australian coal mine with Australian workers and Australians wanting to buy shares in it because it’s a good profitable business. Same with the 2 proposed coal-fired power stations in the Hunter. Same with the Whyalla steelworks. Successive governments, the left and the ABC effing the country bit by bit.

  163. OldOzzie

    Something different for the afternoon after a trip to Bunnings followed by a swim in the pool and listening to Smootth 95.3 (Women’s Day) in the Sun –

    Draco – A Beast of a Bushplane

    and

    EAA’s The Green Dot – Flying Cowboys: Backcountry Pilots

    September 26, 2018 EAA by EAA -In Podcast, “Why We Fly.”

  164. mh

    I had a shaving mirror set up on my desk so I was able to watch her through that to keep safe.

    It was a procedure Numbers had carried out so many times before.

  165. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2953365, posted on March 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm
    Listen to yourselves.
    No these cartoons are Good.
    No these cartoons are Bad.
    Remember Bill Leak?
    Remember Charlie Hebdo?
    What is the lesson?
    Someone somewhere is always offended regardless.
    If you think it is a good idea to make it illegal for people to post cartoons or memes that are offensive go ahead.
    By yourselves.
    Without me.
    Where does it end?

    It takes a lot to offend me, Stimpy, on account of my having grown up. I think banning things because they offend will make it harder for the offended to grow up, and this is a pity because growing up is good for people.

    I don’t know if you are anti-Semitic or not, I haven’t seen any convincing signs of it. Moreover I don’t care. Hating all jooz looks loony to me, but if you do, I don’t mind. Go for it. Get it out of your system. Nearly all of us would think you were nuts, but you must be used to that.

  166. Elle

    Bill Leak was a supporter of Israel.
    I know that for a fact.
    I never saw any anti-Semitism in his artwork.

  167. notafan

    That isn’t the point Stimpy

    the Labour party in the UK has something of a history of antisemitism (an who in the UK votes Labour?)

    You are trying to pretend that it is a freedom of speech issue

    they can say what they like and we can call it out for what it is

    you are arguing like a yassmin

  168. bespoke

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2953365, posted on March 8, 2019 at 3:35 pm
    Listen to yourselves.
    No these cartoons are Good.
    No these cartoons are Bad.
    Remember Bill Leak?
    Remember Charlie Hebdo?
    What is the lesson?
    Someone somewhere is always offended regardless.
    If you think it is a good idea to make it illegal for people to post cartoons or memes that are offensive

    Who wants to make illegal?

  169. Stimpson J. Cat

    It ends in totalitarianism.

    It ends in China.
    With a camera in every classroom and school hallway and street.
    For our own good.

    You do all understand that Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and all social media are designed to train you like an animal yes?

    Got to get that Dopamine hit!

  170. Baldrick

    Tony Abbott surrenders (again), says we SHOULDN’T leave the Paris Agreement.

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  171. Tintarella di Luna

    Stalin was a lovely bloke, as were Mao Tse -Tung, Pol Pot and Ho Chi Minh.

    Merdeduro too not shitshow without shit.

  172. OldOzzie

    Billion-dollar WA projects at risk from new EPA emission rules

    Paul Garvey Resources Reporter

    Tens of billions of dollars in new resource projects will be at risk after Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority announced tough new measures around carbon dioxide emissions.

    The EPA, which makes recommendations to the WA government about whether major projects should proceed, revealed new requirements for companies to demonstrate how they would offset all emissions from their developments.

    The new regulations will affect planned projects such as Woodside Petroleum’s $US11 billion ($15.6bn) Scarborough gas project and its $US20.5bn Browse development, as well as existing projects such as the $US34bn Wheatstone LNG plant and the $US54bn Gorgon LNG plant.

    EPA chairman Tom Hatton said yesterday the tougher interpretation reflected the lack of progress being made by Australia in meeting its climate targets, arguing that current federal regulations did not go far enough.

    “In our view those (federal) regulations are not going to deliver the outcomes as currently applied that are necessary for Australia to meet its international obligations under the Paris Agreement. That’s why we’re doing this,” Dr Hatton said yesterday.

    He said the body was setting a “higher bar” for major projects.

    “For some it will be more onerous than they may have enjoyed in the past,” Dr Hatton said.

    “One of the reasons we plan to give the proponents a lot of time to consider plans is because it is onerous and puts a greater burden on transparency and planning and offsetting.”

    The tougher guidelines will apply to all major projects already under assessment by the EPA, such as Scarborough and Browse, as well as any future major projects. Both Gorgon and Wheatstone will also be assessed under the new criteria given they have both been referred back to the body by the WA government with a specific request to study their emissions abatement efforts.

    The reassessment of Gorgon centres on the monster project’s long-delayed efforts to capture carbon emissions from the plant and sequester them deep underground.

    The sequestration project was a key part of its original environmental approvals but has so far failed to deliver amid a series of technical issues.

    The tougher new guidelines add another hurdle to major developments in WA at a time when the resource-reliant economy, which is responsible for more than a third of the nation’s exports, remains sluggish.

    Fresh data released this week showed a 0.3 per cent fall in WA’s gross domestic product during the December quarter.

    Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan slammed the EPA’s new position as “a homemade sledgehammer” against the WA economy.

    “It would be ridiculous for Australia to impose much greater restrictions on the development of our oil and gas than exists overseas,” he said. “It would do nothing to protect the environment but it would cost thousands of jobs in Australia.”

    The stricter interpretation could add substantially to the cost of new developments, with industry already up in arms about the changes.

    A spokesman for Chevron said the EPA’s guidance had the potential to discourage future investment in WA gas projects, while a spokeswoman for Woodside said the changes could hurt projects that would otherwise replace dirtier sources of emissions elsewhere in the world.

    “Direct and arbitrary regulation at the state level, as proposed by the EPA, appears out of step with Australia’s international targets and the associated emissions trajectory, raises further potential for conflict between regulation and jobs, and may perversely penalise investment in cleaner fuels such as natural gas which have a big role to play in global emissions reduction,” the spokeswoman said.

    The EPA’s new processes could also impact on other major resources projects in the state.

    Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations generated 3.2 million tonnes of carbon emissions last year, suggesting the individual Pilbara mines of it and other big iron ore miners such as BHP and Fortescue Metals Group are likely to easily exceed the 100,000 tonne per annum threshold at which offsets are now required.

    Paul Everingham, the chief executive of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy in WA, said the new guidelines could stop new projects from going ahead.

    “This would put at risk billions of dollars of investment; thousands of cleaner energy jobs and damage the very industry that is helping WA and the world to transition to a clean energy future,” he said.

    He also warned that there was “massive potential downside” by requiring carbon offsets to be based out of Australia, noting that the WA offset market “would simply not cope” if the EPA guidelines were adopted as government policy. The EPA’s step is the latest in a series of recent emissions-linked decisions that have affected projects in Australia.

    The NSW Land and Environment Court last month blocked Gloucester Resources’ proposed development of the Rocky Hill coking coal mine in part due to its forecast “scope 3 emissions” generated when its coal would be burnt to make steel.

    Scope 3 emissions will also now be considered by the EPA, but Dr Hatton said the EPA would “absolutely” consider the emissions benefits of LNG projects that displaced dirtier coal-fired power.

    WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the government would carry out consultation on the EPA guidance but stressed that creating jobs and economic development would remain the government’s key priority.

    “The McGowan government is fully supportive of our job-creating LNG industry and will listen to their views as part of our response to the EPA,” he said.

    The EPA’s new stance was widely praised by green groups.

    Conservation Council of WA director Piers Verstegen said previous policies had allowed some of Australia’s largest polluters to operate with no effective emissions controls.

    He estimated the requirements could create about 4000 jobs in the carbon offset industry.

    “While this policy does not explicitly rule out new fossil fuel developments, it is a big step forward that could make a huge contribution to controlling pollution growth while helping to drive new sustainable industries for WA,” he said.

  173. Rockdoctor

    Snoopy
    #2953145, posted on March 8, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Agreed Snoopy had to go to Sydney the other weekend from Newcastle & took the train. Enfield Station has not one advertising sign in Roman Script or English for that fact (all Chinese script, unsure of dialect), Enfield was a working class suburb where my father grew up. I am very open minded having worked in Asia and have no problems with bilingual signs that South East Asia has adopted albeit local script where it differs usually biggest & most prominent. However what I saw should be a wake up call that we are importing way more than we can absorb…

  174. DrBeauGan

    they can say what they like and we can call it out for what it is

    Sounds good to me.

  175. Elle

    Got to get that Dopamine hit!

    Says he who is on Twitter and posts here obsessively the Twit posts to suit his agenda.

    You must be permanently high lol

  176. bespoke

    I’m trying to wok out what you getting at Stimp? Is to look at the cartoon ad not voice an opinion? How is that free speech?

  177. Fat Tony

    DrBeauGan
    #2953387, posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    they can say what they like and we can call it out for what it is

    Sounds good to me.

    +1 otherwise, who gets to decide want can’t be said?? (Hint: It’s generally not the conservative end of the spectrum)

  178. Tintarella di Luna

    Son worked temporarily in the NSW rural areas a few years ago.

    A couple of girls in the area made allegations against a high school teacher. After some time under investigation he committed suicide. The girls then admitted they made it all up.

    That didn’t bring the dead man back to life.

    Self-protection, whether with a body camera or a gun, depending on the circumstances, is becoming essential.

    Boambee John was on the mid/north coast of NSW?

  179. OldOzzie

    Supermarket giants beware: Kaufland is coming

    Global German supermarket chain Kaufland will unleash a $500 million assault on the nation’s leading supermarket giants, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi, after winning planning approval for its first three supermarkets and a new distribution centre in Victoria.

    Kaufland Australia managing director Julia Kern this morning announced the three maiden stores in Melbourne and the construction of a distribution centre, which will be a vital link in its supply chain as it spreads its supermarkets through Australia.

    With its arrival in Victoria, Kaufland is laying down a challenge to the heavyweights in Australia’s $90 billion grocery sector, and is the latest foreign retailer to wash up on our shores following a spate of other overseas food chains such as Costco and fashion outlets like H&M, Zara and Uniqlo.

    Kaufland, which has more than 1230 stores in Europe, plans its supermarkets to be selling a wide range of products across many categories, including fresh food, packaged groceries, general merchandise, clothing, toys, homewares and hardware. Unlike an Aldi store its fresh food aisles will include deli service and a much larger range of meat and seafood.

    “Kaufland will be a one-stop destination supermarket,” a Kaufland spokeswoman said. “Our aim is to showcase the best of Australian produce, alongside the best international products, supported by the private label range of a discount supermarket, all at a price point that is accessible to everyone.”

    Planning approval for Kaufland’s move was announced at a press conference on Friday with Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas at Mickleham in outer Melbourne, the proposed site of its state-of-the-art distribution centre.

    Kaufland’s distribution centre is at Merrifield Business Park, where it has purchased a 28-hectare site on which it has plans to construct a 110,000 sqm purpose-built distribution centre that will service its stores.

    It will distribute goods to Kaufland’s new supermarkets, the first of which will be at Chirnside Park, Dandenong and Epping. The next three stores, currently going through planning approval, are in Mornington, Oakleigh and Coolaroo.

    “Kaufland is committed to long-term investment both in Victoria and across Australia,” said Ms Kern, who is just 29 and will run Kaufland’s burgeoning operations in Australia.

    “The development and approval of our first three stores, our distribution centre and our proposed future headquarters in Victoria will result in the creation of up to 1600 Victorian jobs.

    “Our initial investment of $459m will create opportunities for local businesses and stimulate much needed competition and consumer choice in Australia’s supermarket sector.

    Ms Kern said she was looking forward to opening more Kaufland stores in Victoria in due course.

    “Our aim is to provide all Australians with more service and choice, highlighted by our principles of simplicity, quality, variety and price,” she said.

    “Kaufland is delighted to call Australia our new home. We are committed and looking forward to partnering with local businesses and the wider community to ensure we create the best outcome possible.”

    During the planning process a number of groups and companies lodged protests to Kaufland’s accelerated approval. They included independent supermarkets and shopping centre landlords with centres near the proposed Kaufland stores, including Vicinity Centres, the ISPT fund and Queensland Investment Corporation.

    Ms Kern said the initial investment of over $459m showed Kaufland’s long-term commitment to Victoria and across Australia.

    Kaufland is owned by parent company Schwarz Group, which is the fourth biggest retailer in the world. It will be very different to existing small-format supermarkets. It is run out of large warehouses of up to 4000 square metres, with as many as 60,000 products across a wide range of categories.

    Morgan Stanley estimates that based on Europe penetration, Australia could support as many as 295 Kaufland stores longer term and that its annual sales in Australia could hit more than $3bn from 56 stores within six years of its first store opening.

  180. struth

    If the government didn’t make policy based on race, racism would be of no concern.
    If government didn’t make policy regarding sex, sexism would be of no concern.

    A government should only acknowledge that it is a government of and for sovereign citizens.

  181. Tintarella di Luna

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6785039/Goulburn-Supermax-lockdown-prison-officers-walk-job.html

    I think Acting Judge Geoffrey Graham might have been doing a spot of bad acting on this one.

  182. mh

    David Duke
    ‏@DrDavidDuke

    Dr Duke & Eric Striker: By Defiance to Z.O.G. Ilhan Omar is NOW the most important Member of the US Congress!

  183. John Constantine

    After mining is forced to shut down or offset all carbon emissions, agriculture and transport are next.

    Nothing less than the utter economic genocide of western industrial civilisation and the Great replacement of it with diversity bespoke services gulags is acceptable.

    Comrades.

  184. DrBeauGan

    Elle, trying to get into Stimpy’s mind and work out his motives from his posts strikes me as an awful lot more trouble than it’s worth. Wait until he’s been explicit about what he thinks.

    On the other hand he has said unkind things about mathematicians. He should obviously be banned for these hurtful comments.

    Arky has said unkind things about atheists, and should also be banned.

    Banning anyone who makes hurtful comments to anyone is so obviously the way to go. After that we can move on to banning anyone who doesn’t say positive things about everyone else.

    You’ll have to go for not being supportive of nazis.

  185. calli

    Gab did suggest I give up responding to numbers for Lent

    I was going to “fast” from the Cat.

    I am weak.

    So chocolate it is.

  186. We argued a lot about the fact we could call ourselves moonbeams and unicorns and the left would still push Hitler on to us.

    We They had to get rid of him, disown him.
    We They are fanatical about it, hence even numbers initial brainwashing.

    FIFY

  187. feelthebern

    Trump should commute the sentences of Manafort, Cohen etc when he’s on the way out the door.
    The prez should also pardon all non-violent pot offenders.

  188. Beachcomber

    OldOzzie at 4:03 pm

    Tens of billions of dollars in new resource projects will be at risk after Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority announced tough new measures around carbon dioxide emissions.

    The EPA’s new stance was widely praised by green groups.

    The EPA board appointed by the Labor government.We are governed by malicious Marxist ideologues.

  189. DrBeauGan

    Nazis are an oppressed minority!

    Discuss.

  190. Elle

    BG, I have never said anyone should be banned.
    I’m allowed to respond to someone who has directly and personally offended me.

    It’s become somewhat of a joke for supporters of Stimpson here that I reacted to Stimpson telling me to ‘prove it’ after I told of my family members perishing in the Holocaust.

  191. DrBeauGan

    “Even crafting the generic resolution against bigotry proved difficult for Democrats on Thursday, after some groups objected to being omitted from an initial version. The resolution was revised shortly before the vote to add Latinos, Asian Americans and LGBT people to a list of groups subject to hate.
    The resolution condemned anti-Semitism and discrimination against Muslims in equal measure, a shift from a draft circulated Monday that rebuked only anti-Semitism. Neither mentioned Omar nor her comments specifically.
    “It’s not about her,” Pelosi said of Omar at a news conference. “It’s about these forms of hatred.”

    They need to add Nazis to that list. Too many people are down on Nazis and hate them. Not fair.

  192. notafan

    I have a nice little booklet called the Magnificat Lenten companion

    It has daily penance suggestions and bits to read

    helpful

    I have given up online shopping (not just)

    I could add chocolate but that would not be a penance

  193. struth

    Bespoke, that was actually a video excusing Marxism.

  194. Stimpson J. Cat

    supporters of Stimpson

    Supporters?
    I’ll put a stop to that.
    F$ck off you Sane Degenerates!!!
    Get a real job.
    😁

  195. calli

    You weren’t told you were “mad as a haddock” though, Elle.

    Or was that a halibut? Some sort of fish anyways.

    Piscine justice now!

    *sob*

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    I have a nice little booklet called the Magnificat Lenten companion
    It has daily penance suggestions and bits to read

    It sounds lovely.
    Can you read it quietly please.
    Today is your day.
    😁

  197. struth

    Is that the best you’ve got Numbers?
    Teenage level ner ners?

    Answer the questions, shitfabrains.

  198. Fat Tony

    struth
    #2953410, posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:39 pm
    Bespoke, that was actually a video excusing Marxism.

    Yeah, at the end, he basically stated that it was not real communism.

  199. Harlequin Decline

    Interesting article-‘Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster’

    Even has a reference to a supporting mathematical paper showing how the sync up can happen.

  200. Fat Tony

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2953411, posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:40 pm
    supporters of Stimpson

    Supporters?
    I’ll put a stop to that.
    F$ck off you Sane Degenerates!!!
    Get a real job.

    Fuck off Stimpy – I can be crazy too if I identify as such.
    😁

  201. Tel

    The EPA’s new stance was widely praised by green groups.

    They are opening up an avenue for WA to avoid getting ripped off on GST collection … no industry means no GST collection therefore can’t get ripped off. You know it makes sense.

  202. DrBeauGan

    Elle
    #2953406, posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    BG, I have never said anyone should be banned.
    I’m allowed to respond to someone who has directly and personally offended me.

    It’s become somewhat of a joke for supporters of Stimpson here that I reacted to Stimpson telling me to ‘prove it’ after I told of my family members perishing in the Holocaust.

    I think you take offence a lot more easily than I do, Elle. Admittedly, I’m very hard-boiled, offending me would take a lot of work, but it might be as well to stop caring what Stimpy says. He isn’t that important.

    I’m not a Stimpy supporter. Defender, may be. I defend his right to be an anti-Semitic loony if he can’t help himself, and your right to shit over him from a great height if he exercises his right.

  203. Stimpson J. Cat

    trying to get into Stimpy’s mind

    You really don’t want to.
    Five minutes in and you would be slashing your wrists.
    None of you have enough will, no offence.
    Luckily I am strong enough to carry this burden for everyone.
    Say “thank you Stimp”.
    😂

  204. calli

    your right to shit over him from a great height if he exercises his right.

    Sounds fair.

    Also, there is no right, as I read the situation, to an umbrella.

  205. notafan

    You have a point stimpy

  206. Mater

    1735099
    #2948578, posted on March 2, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Our current Heeler will let people he doesn’t like in, but he won’t let them out.

    bespoke
    #2948586, posted on March 2, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    A socialist dog?

    Just a belated golf clap.
    I thought that was amusing.

  207. Gab

    I have a nice little booklet called the Magnificat Lenten companion

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to find one.

  208. Stimpson J. Cat

    You have a point stimpy

    Amen.

  209. Fat Tony

    Elle
    #2953406, posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    BG, I have never said anyone should be banned.
    I’m allowed to respond to someone who has directly and personally offended me.

    It’s become somewhat of a joke for supporters of Stimpson here that I reacted to Stimpson telling me to ‘prove it’ after I told of my family members perishing in the Holocaust.

    What’s the big deal about someone asking you to “prove it”. Is every claim by every person to be accepted at face value?

    Calling Stimpy an “Anti-Semite” because he asked you to prove your statement is a bit rude.
    And Stimpy is also called an “Anti-Semite” merely because he sometimes questions the actions of the Is-raelis.

    Is it your intention that nothing regarding Is-rael & the Joos may be questioned?

    Try and answer that without being abusive and calling me an “Anti-Semite” (because I am not).

  210. Percy Popinjay

    nayzees are an oppressed minority!

    They no doubt would be if they existed. But as with Bob Brown’s poor unfortunate climate change affected extraterrestrials (who were subsequently unable to contact Earthians to warn us of our impending doom), the above mentioned extincted themselves.

  211. Stimpson J. Cat

    If any of you ladies are interested in a bald agile unconventionally attractive topless Magnificat in denim shorts just you let me know.
    It’s your day.
    😁

  212. Fat Tony

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2953421, posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    trying to get into Stimpy’s mind
    Say “thank you Stimp”.

    Thank you Stimp 🙂

  213. None

    You weren’t told you were “mad as a haddock” though, Elle.

    Or was that a halibut? Some sort of fish anyways.

    I think Henry Ergas once called Craig Emerson as an overcoifed halibut in one of his columns. It was such a magnificent description that I stole it.

  214. None

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2953430, posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    pPlease Stimps. Not before dinner. You ruin our appetite.

  215. Snoopy

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2807766, posted on September 2, 2018 at 1:02 pm
    Ms Palaszczuk said her own grandparents fled the work camps and appalling conditions and misery of World War II to come to Queensland.

    Prove it.
    I Furkyan Derya.

    Elle Palaszcuk?

  216. Natural Instinct

    A short video…
    Yes it’s soppy and sentimental, but then there are …..
    Real people making real sacrifices on our behalf
    Perhaps more school children should do this instead of worrying about carbon dioxide?

  217. Percy Popinjay

    an overcoifed halibut …

    … prone to guzzling glasses of water with contact lenses in them, bonking a carbon based life form possessing a voice like a crow that swallowed a foghorn and spontaneously butchering skyhooks ditties.

    A sadly missed figure in this country’s public life.

  218. DrBeauGan

    Percy Popinjay
    #2953429, posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm
    nayzees are an oppressed minority!

    They no doubt would be if they existed. But as with Bob Brown’s poor unfortunate climate change affected extraterrestrials (who were subsequently unable to contact Earthians to warn us of our impending doom), the above mentioned extincted themselves.

    You can’t go around restricting oppression to only people who actually exist, or you’d have to exclude men who change into being women, or vice-versa.

    And m0nty wanted to punch Nazis. You’d break his heart if you told he couldn’t because there aren’t any.

  219. None

    Relax, Elle.
    Stimpson is harmless and his sphere of influence uis zero, unless you really really want to make it one.

  220. DrBeauGan

    You can’t go around restricting oppression to only people who actually exist, or you’d have to exclude men who change into being women, or vice-versa.

    And you can’t have a minority smaller than the empty set.

  221. Percy Popinjay

    You’d break his heart if you told him couldn’t because there aren’t any.

    Doc, when you’re as delusional as m0nty, reality is of zero import.

  222. Stimpson J. Cat

    And m0nty wanted to punch Nazis. You’d break his heart if you told he couldn’t because there aren’t any.

    If I grow a Hitler moustache then we can have Monty chase me in circles and have Arky film it.
    But I insist on Benny Hill music.
    It would be epic.

  223. feelthebern

    Edward Snowden, American Patriot.

    https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/1103833291491368960

    @Snowden
    5h5 hours ago
    More
    #Manafort: 47 months for a lifelong carnival of criminality.
    Petraeus: 0 days for trading the country’s highest secrets for a more favorable biography.
    Manning: 35 YEARS for revealing evidence of actual war crimes to the press.

    Your sentence derives from your proximity to power.

  224. DrBeauGan

    And if you refuse to take action against something unless it actually exists, how are you going to do anything about anthropogenic global warming?

    Percy, you’re an extremist.

  225. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson is harmless and his sphere of influence is zero

    Exactly.
    Who in their right mind reads an Economics, Bowties, and Blockchain fanblog?
    It would be less than 25 people surely.

  226. Boambee John

    Tinta at 1611

    No, south west.

  227. calli

    And Mankini Appreciation Society.

  228. rickw

    It would be epic.

    And would most likely result in a munty cardiac arrest after a solid 5 minutes of chasing.

  229. Stimpson J. Cat

    And would most likely result in a munty cardiac arrest after a solid 5 minutes of chasing.

    Correct.
    And then I take the camera, and sensitively film Arky awkwardly giving Monty mouth to mouth.
    And we play Berlin – Take My Breath Away.
    I can see it now.
    So beautiful…
    I’m an artist.

  230. Snoopy

    On International Women’s Day a must read from TheirABC.

    From pay to politics, income tax to tampon tax — a year of Fact Checks about women

  231. feelthebern

    Hopefully the delightful Jeremy Clarkson pipes up with something witty on this International Women’s Day!

  232. jupes

    And Stimpy is also called an “Anti-Semite” merely because he sometimes questions the actions of the Is-raelis.

    No. There is much more to it than that. You don’t “merely” question the actions of the Israelis but you do so with snide innuendo. You also allude to the J*wish banking conspiracy, however your preferred method is to use issues such as circumcision to subtly express your antisemitism.

    We see right through you.

  233. C.L.

    Even Nancy Pelosi is in shock …
    She shouldn’t be; her party’s drift to nazi insanity has been obvious for a long time.

    Rank-and-file Dems revolt against Pelosi over resolution to condemn anti-Semitism.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “taken aback” by the growing dissent and anger among rank-and-file Democrats over a possible resolution to formally condemn anti-Semitism, a Democratic source told Fox News on Wednesday — highlighting Pelosi’s tenuous grip on control over the House and underscoring the growing power of the party’s nascent far-left progressive wing.

    Pelosi even reportedly walked out of a meeting Wednesday with Democrat House members, setting down her microphone and telling attendees, “Well if you’re not going to listen to me, I’m done talking.”

    The stalled resolution originated after freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, for at least the second time in recent months, ignited an uproar for echoing tropes critics have deemed anti-Semitic. In February, she suggested on Twitter that supporters of Israel have been bought. The congresswoman then accused American supporters of Israel of pushing people to have “allegiance to a foreign country.”

    Omar — who also tweeted in 2012 that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel” — refused to address questions on Wednesday about accusations that she’s anti-Semitic.

    ——————-

    James [email protected]

    Oh my God, the #Democrats literally can’t agree to condemn bigotry. Six million J-ws were killed by Hitler, they are targets of Muslim terrorists constantly, and @theDemocrats can’t find it in their soulless, vile hearts to condemn anti-Semitism.

  234. rickw

    And then I take the camera, and sensitively film Arky awkwardly giving Monty mouth to mouth.
    And we play Berlin – Take My Breath Away.

    Beautiful

  235. MatrixTransform

    In any case, these situations remain confidential to protect the victims, and I’d be in breach of code of conduct if I disclosed any details.

    Even whilst in the act of breaching the Code because it cannot shut its mouth, it makes a champion of itself.
    Lower than shark-shit

    at the same time it has an oblique swing at every ‘other’ for belonging to group that might at any minute cause it real harm.

    when you wake up tomorrow and before you begin mouthing sensitive info publicly, remind yrself to shut the fuck up.

    your chief most dangerous unknown numbers, is you own pathetic mouth.

  236. Stimpson J. Cat

    We see right through you.

    Always the “we”.
    That’s the difference between you and I.
    I don’t need “we”.
    I stand on my own.

    Why don’t you start a petition, or write an email.
    I hear the blog owner loves mankini photos.

    Good luck!!!

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