Open Forum: March 16, 2019

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  1. Steve trickler

    Infidel Tiger
    #2961728, posted on March 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm
    My God Formula 1 is boring.

    An horrendous sport.

    I tip my hat.



  2. Notafan

    Oh right numbers they’re just trigger happy because no us politician has ever been assassinated.

    I’m glad though that that had yet to happen here.

  3. calli

    What comes after an egg? A tomato? A cricket ball? A brass knuckle? A knife?

    Throwing an egg. Well, it’s a time honoured form of protest. Getting up close from behind and smashing said egg into a head…not so much.

    Scummo thinks it’s okay. So next time it might be him. Only with something worse.

    Too bad.

  4. Tel

    Correct.
    And that – right there- is what makes this country a more civilised community than that oligopoly across the Pacific.

    And if someone tried that in Vietnam? What would happen?

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    Let me get this straight.

    Within 24 hours of the Milky Bar Kid trying his luck with a giant Senator and having his arse handed to him (‘attacked by 20 bogans’ – well they whupped your fairy floss arse, didn’t they Mr Tears?) there are apparently 750,000 signatures demanding he be expelled from the Senate?

    Three quarters of a million signatures.

    Fuck off idiots.

  6. Zaky was the one Q&A happy to feature asking a question.

  7. dover_beach

    If he had attacked a US senator he would probably have been shot.

    Correct.
    And that – right there- is what makes this country a more civilised community than that oligopoly across the Pacific.

    Had the Friday attack happened in the US, numbers would be now instructing us about how this makes Australia more civilized than the US.

    Oh, BTW, whatever happened to the ‘continuum of violence’ that you were so eagerly spreading on Friday? You dropped it pretty quickly when Senator Anning was assaulted in public twice in two days. Very instructive.

  8. Old School Conservative

    As Cats predicted, calls for less freedoms of speech are now growing.
    Both Muslims and the Greens are calling for a “code of conduct” for Parliamentarians.
    That’s code for “say what I say you are allowed to say”.

  9. Cassie of Sydney

    And if someone tried that in Vietnam? What would happen?”

    Or in his paradise Cuba?

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    Anyone breaking an egg in the socialist paradise that is Venezuela would have their leg amputated and fined eleventy squintogazillion bolivars.

  11. DrBeauGan

    Delta A
    #2961754, posted on March 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm
    Poor old eggs are really getting a bad rap today. From The $Oz:
    Eggs linked to higher cholesterol and risk of heart disease

    Before you tuck into your next three-egg omelette or frittata, read this.

    Eggs may not be so good for you after all, according to a large new study published Friday that links higher consumption of dietary cholesterol with cardiovascular disease and death.
    The findings are likely to feed into a long-running debate over whether eggs are harmful or beneficial to health, as they become increasingly trendy and US consumption grows.

    Living your life in fear of cholesterol is probably not as healthy as not giving a stuff.

  12. Peter Castieau

    Cassie of Sydney
    #2961576, posted on March 17, 2019 at 3:31 pm
    “How many journalists have ever reported how many first preference votes Green senator Jordon Steele-John got from third on the ticket behind Ludlum and Seiwert and inheriting Ludlum’s spot after his eligibility fell over?”

    Indeed. Jordan Steele-John received a whopping 27 first preference votes but, unlike with Anning’s 19 first preference votes, we never hear boo about that.

    He actually got 146 primary votes. I got 196!

  13. Leigh Lowe

    If he had attacked a US senator he would probably have been shot.

    If he had attacked a US [Democrat] senator he would probably have been shot.

  14. calli

    Zaky needs to expand his vocabulary.

    It seems limited in some way. Perhaps he learned two words and his brain died.

  15. Eyrie

    Civilisation : a society where people run up behind you and smash an egg on your head. Riiiiight. God you are stupid numbers. I couldn’t care less if the little turd got shot, had his face permanently re-arranged, arms broken etc. for what he did. Be stupid, wear the consequences.

    Oh and 750,000 signatures. Bet a lot more people have heard of Fraser Anning now. I suspect a whole army of bogans now think the Senator is OK.

  16. Deplorable:

    So all attend dangerous Dan’s next press conference with eggs and see what happens in Victoriastan.

    Turn up with a dozen eggs in a carton and you’ll get ten years for a concealed weapon.

  17. dover_beach

    It really is absurd a present, a politician is assaulted twice publicly, and the call is to have him removed from the parliament. The zeitgeist is hysterical.

  18. Overburdened

    The older l get the better I used to be.

  19. JC

    dover_beach
    #2961781, posted on March 17, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    It really is absurd a present, a politician is assaulted twice publicly, and the call is to have him removed from the parliament. The zeitgeist is hysterical.

    Unbelievable.

  20. mh

    No idea about Anning. Does he come up for election this year?

    Oh no. Don’t tell me I still have no one to vote for. Queuing up to put my ballot in the trash, just to avoid a fine.

    Farkin ell.

  21. A Lurker

    As Cats predicted, calls for less freedoms of speech are now growing.
    Both Muslims and the Greens are calling for a “code of conduct” for Parliamentarians.
    That’s code for “say what I say you are allowed to say”.

    This guy said it best.

  22. JC

    Living your life in fear of cholesterol is probably not as healthy as not giving a stuff.

    It’s a balance of risks, Doc. What are the known risks of downing a statin every day vs the risk of 40 years with clogged arteries with which comes the possinility of stroking or heart problems.

  23. MatrixTransform

    That’s 750,000 people who do not understand the workings of Australian electoral law

    yep.

    its also 750000 people that believe they can assault somebody with impunity.

    now that is a scary thought

    nobody keeps me safe.
    not the correct thinkers.
    not the cops
    not my neighbours.

    Sign on my gate says … Don’t worry about the dog he aint so bad.

  24. None

    Well at least News Corp admits that all they have is emotionalism https://mobile.twitter.com/mm_newscorpaus/status/1107090490111856640
    They obviously think that we are all heartless and.need to be emotionally blackmailing. It’s not just the climate changes that like to use children.

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That’s 750,000 people who do not understand the workings of Australian electoral law

    The latest tally is 900,000 signatures.

  26. mh

    So my earlier post of some dickhead calling an Australian Senator a “shitcvnt” at Melbourne airport is an ABC favourite.

    FMD.

  27. Tel

    That’s 750,000 people who do not understand the workings of Australian electoral law

    They don’t care.

    What part of “by any means necessary” do you find confusing?

  28. cohenite

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2961750, posted on March 17, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    So to recap Fraser Anning is abused and threatened at airport by some middle eastern creep

    Avi Yemini
    🇦🇺

    🇮🇱
    ‏ @OzraeliAvi
    51m51 minutes ago

    #BREAKING Turns out the bloke who “confronted” Senator Fraser Anning last night in the airport, was convicted TERRORIST, Zaky Mallah.

    That’s who the left is praising today.

    Amazing. Sent to Anning.

  29. 1735099

    Anning had to rescued from a gun show today – Yep, a gun show.
    He was “manning a booth”.
    He was taken out a back entrance by police when they were confronted by demonstrators.
    Even those attending were disgusted by his presence – interesting interviews on 10.
    He’s either thick or deliberately seeking attention through provocation.
    Probably both…

  30. Overburdened

    A quick whip around or get his parents to bribe me for the juvenile delinquent to be admitted to the Overburdened Fast Track (t) Behavioural Modification Program.
    I will throw in the deluxe 3 hour Lesson Reinforcement Module, that follows on immediately, as a bonus.

  31. calli

    And on Seven, we have the start of gun licence surrender, with a virtue signaller handing in his firearms.

    Sound familiar?

    Aaaaand…Seven idiotically continues to show images of the family home, despite the risk to the perpetrator’s innocent family. And if that isn’t enough, they show his grandmother’s house.

    Mongrels.

  32. MatrixTransform

    & from behind is called a “coward punch” by the media

    dont we have One Punch laws now?

    … should use them so the cowardly little fucker is left to rot in a cage overhanging the Yarra

  33. It’s Remarkable

    Just been torturing myself by watch in some of the TV reports of the whole NZ terrorist attack. Aside from all the piety displaying, and other crazy statements, the presence of a signaller standing next to the various people making statements to the media (Police commissioner, the NZ PM) is just so tiresome and crazy.
    Have they not heard about sub-titles? Every deaf person I know uses the sub-title feature on their TV, and (as an example of simple practicality) in every airport where the TV’s are on with the sound down, the sub-titles are running permanently.
    I suppose it is not enough to be pious in public anymore, one has to emphasise just how important they are by having signallers.
    Madness

    Oh, and Morrison, you have serious p!!ssed even more normal people who may have been your base – not any more. If only Bernardi had some serious momentum and candidates ready.
    Sigh.

  34. Cassie of Sydney

    “He’s either thick or deliberately seeking attention through provocation.
    Probably both…”

    Self reflecting again.

  35. candy

    Seven idiotically continues to show images of the family home, despite the risk to the perpetrator’s innocent family. And if that isn’t enough, they show his grandmother’s house.

    Almost incitement to do violence, and a grieving relative may feel that way inclined in the early days.

    I’ve wondered about the mum and family but there’s a time and place for the media to focus on that side of things.

  36. None

    I repeat what I said on the previous page in response to Zinc.

    The petition is a waste of time. The Parliament cannot permanently expel members. That is a function for the electorate.

    If course it’s a waste of time and it’s a bigger waste of time when the overwhelming majority of signatures are by bots or overseas trolls. But the real purpose of that petition is to create a story which lazy journalists can pick up and report on the news and create a false narrative as if there is some sort of grass root uprising against Fraser Anning when the reality is that 99% of Australians probably have never heard of him and couldn’t care less. [I will add here that if you look at the actual stats of how many Australians use social media it is not a majority and of those that do, a whole 19% use Twitter]. In other words this is a classic case of astroturfing, a technique that’s been used by the left time and time again and it works because there are so many left he lemmings that are willing to participate. Please report first sighting of such news items about the petition here.

  37. calli

    all the piety displaying,

    Consult the Catictionary.

    It’s called Vigiltainment.

  38. None

    The Daily Mail has been running photos of his mother’s “picture perfect” house in Grafton since Friday
    Don’t be surprised as to why the police took his mother and sister to a safe house and it must have been with some immediacy because they left the dog behind.

  39. calli

    I detest our MSM.

    They are dangerous fools.

  40. Roger

    It really is absurd a present, a politician is assaulted twice publicly, and the call is to have him removed from the parliament. The zeitgeist is hysterical.

    From the accidental PM on down.

    What a country we’ve become.

  41. Overburdened

    The principles of collective punishment are well in place.

  42. None

    Agree Kelly which is why I stopped all my subscriptions to MSM. I will still look at their reports but I’m not handing over a single red cent until they lift their game. If only I could stop subsidizing the ABC and somehow not subsidise MSM anyway through telcos etc.

  43. It’s Remarkable

    And Mr. Morrison: What if it were you being attached from Heinz with en egg, and what if it was a knife instead of an egg??

  44. Peter Castieau

    If only Bernardi had some serious momentum and candidates ready.
    Sigh.

    We are standing Senate candidates in every state. Endorsed candidates announced last year! Australia’s third biggest political party (by membership)

  45. Muddy

    Thanks Calli.

    Vigiltainment – The warm, frothy head atop of and distracting from, the bitter, tragic beverage beneath. An opportunity for posers, pretenders, and provocateurs to attract public attention to themselves as the result of a tragic event, despite having little or no direct connection to the event itself, and no practical contribution to make … C.L. [Definition – Muddy].

  46. None

    Calli. My phone has re-baptised you.

  47. Nick

    Just watching Ch 7 news. They love the events in Christchurch, it gives them something to intone about in any way they wish.

  48. calli

    It’s St Pat’s Day, None. Kelly will do.

  49. the presence of a signaller standing next to the various people making statements to the media (Police commissioner, the NZ PM) is just so tiresome and crazy.

    Full blown vice masking.
    What do you have against total communication with an audience which statistically would contain 36.7 per cent mild loss, 38.3 per cent moderate loss, 13.3 per cent severe loss and 11.7 per cent profound loss?
    Subtitles aren’t feasible on live TV, and impossible on the floor of a press conference.
    What is actually tiresome is people who are so fundamentally intolerant that they are not prepared to make any form of allowance for disability because it might somehow spoil their day.

  50. Nick

    Ch 7 reporting that Anning was confronted by ‘a total stranger at Melbourne Airport’. He’s no stranger, both the ABC and ASIO know who he is. How dishonest of Seven!

  51. None:

    Don’t be surprised as to why the police took his mother and sister to a safe house and it must have been with some immediacy because they left the dog behind.

    Was it this breed of dog, None?

  52. MatrixTransform

    Why is he an alt-right pin up?

    because although the pinup poster headshot is sorta normal sized, the poster below is vewy vewy wide .

    on account of the bollocks

    Sometimes … it what cant be seen that matters

  53. Muddy

    Please let me know if the definition is arky (a New Zealand word loosely translated as ‘faecal matter’). It’s not easy trying to define someone else’s concept. It’s a great word though, C.L.

  54. None

    Peter this is a time where Cory and all conservative candidates can and should be cutting through them morass and bringing some adult sobriety and calmness to the febrile commentary. Unfortunately they are nowhere to be found although admittedly,, being a new and minor party, they wouldn’t exactly be the go-to people for the hysterical media.
    I saw an interview with Sophie York the other day. She’s obviously quite bright but she came across as a giggly schoolgirl more enamoured with scoring High School debating points then serious answers. She actually very much reminded me of scomo as I saw that in him when he was opposition immigration person and then as immi minister in government. He wasn’t really interested in the policy or the outcomes; he just enjoyed paying out the Labor party talking points and the journalists and that rang warning Bells for me. It was obvious he was a fake and at a time like this it’s really showing. We are genuinely governed by clowns.

  55. woolfe

    That’s great Pete but Bernardi and his policies are not well known. You need mega publicity or your going to fizz at the election.

  56. Confused Old Misfit

    Subtitles aren’t feasible on live TV, and impossible on the floor of a press conference.

    No?
    On what planet are you incarcerated?
    Never heard of speech to text?
    The top of the line applications are pretty damned good!

  57. Peter Castieau

    Have you donated yet Woolfe?

  58. It’s Remarkable

    Numbers: I said absolutely zero about disabled people. The whole thing smacks of pretentiousness. Go away

  59. Muddy

    they wouldn’t exactly be the go-to people for the hysterical media

    They need to figure out how to play the malignant media, rather than have the MM pulling their strings.

  60. Peter Castieau

    A very kind Cat from these pages has been most generous.

  61. None

    No Winston it wasn’t. It was a small ratty terrier.

  62. Mitch M.

    oor old eggs are really getting a bad rap today. From The $Oz:
    Eggs linked to higher cholesterol and risk of heart disease

    I looked at that a few days ago. Appalling study. So much crap in biomedicine. Don’t believe a word of it.

  63. Nick

    Have you donated yet Woolfe?

    Who knew drafting policies, a press release, a press conference and interviews on Bolt and Jones’ shows were so expensive ?

  64. None

    Exactly there is absolutely no excuse for not using subtitles. I have just typed this message purely by voice.

  65. mh

    Cory Bernardi still acts and speaks as if he is still in the Liberal Party.

    I expect he holds his tongue due to not wanting to be seen as ungrateful for what the Liberal
    Party did for his career.

    Not gonna work for him.

  66. MatrixTransform

    Oh, and Morrison, you have serious p!!ssed even more normal people who may have been your base

    …and I just dropped an email to them letting them know.

    I may follow with a phone call tomorrow

  67. Mitch M.

    Even worse was a study I read last week which savaged the studies claiming LDL is a risk factor for CVD. While the authors didn’t specifically state it their criticisms were such that one could conclude the authors of the studies claiming a linkage were not just lazy but outright dishonest.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That’s great Pete but Bernardi and his policies are not well known. You need mega publicity or your going to fizz at the election.

    I like the slogan “You deserve better.”

  69. Atoms for Peace

    Age of consent or egg of consent? Bring on voluntary voting, the only way to short circuit our current political clown show. Make the bastards work for every seat. That plus randomly printed voting ballots to screw up the donkey vote. Anything I have missed out?

  70. MatrixTransform

    Full blown

    …tosser

  71. mh

    Numbers soils himself again

    Subtitles aren’t feasible on live TV, and impossible on the floor of a press conference.

    🤦‍♂️

  72. calli

    I have just typed this message purely by voice.

    I now have a mental picture of you as Natasha Fatale. 🤣

  73. It’s Remarkable

    I looked at that a few days ago. Appalling study. So much crap in biomedicine. Don’t believe a word of it.
    I did some research on Statins. Nasty things in general, not good for normal cellular energy supply (wreck mitochondrial function), you get muscle cramps and all sorts of awful problems. And there is no evidence that cholesterol has anything to do with heart and arterial issues. The body makes pretty much all of its own cholesterol, so a lot of pain for no real gain IMO.

  74. None

    Catfight!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jkalbrechtsen/status/1107170120038674432

    Stegal reminds me of KKK. All she has is thuggery and below the belt attacks.

  75. rickw

    And on Seven, we have the start of gun licence surrender, with a virtue signaller handing in his firearms.

    My guess is that the Gun Control dog and pony show isn’t going to work this time. You can only rerun the same script so many times before people catch on.

    That fact that NZ pollies have been itching to “enhance” gun control for decades tells everyone all they need to know about their true motives.

    If you were a Kiwi and you didn’t max out your credit card this weekend on guns and ammo then you are clueless.

  76. Muddy

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2961844, posted on March 17, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    That’s great Pete but Bernardi and his policies are not well known. You need mega publicity or your going to fizz at the election.

    I like the slogan “You deserve better.”

    Anyone who says to me ‘You have to vote for someone, so it may as well be me,’ or ‘At least we’re not like such-and-such,’ will not get my vote.
    It’s like my wife saying ‘Well, you have to disappoint someone, so it may as well be me.’

  77. cohenite

    This site needs a really serious discussion about who to vote for in the NSW and Federal elections.

  78. Tel

    Age of consent or egg of consent? Bring on voluntary voting, the only way to short circuit our current political clown show. Make the bastards work for every seat. That plus randomly printed voting ballots to screw up the donkey vote. Anything I have missed out?

    If you outlawed “How to Vote” cards I suspect about 70% of the population would actually not know how to vote.

    Never gonna happen, but you knew that.

    Take comfort in this: there’s no possible way to measure how well a nation is going as a whole. You can measure whether you personally are happy with the outcome, and that’s find for you, but there’s no objective overall measurement. As a consequence … things could conceivably be heading in the right direction. The only thing that never changes is that things do change.

  79. rickw

    #BREAKING Turns out the bloke who “confronted” Senator Fraser Anning last night in the airport, was convicted TERRORIST, Zaky Mallah.

    That’s who the left is praising today.

    Does Fraser Anning know how to eye liner off his shirt?

  80. The NZ Herald has found it necessary to explain to its readers how Anning got to be a senator. That’s understandable given his behaviour and the history.
    There’s an interesting line in his maiden speech – “While all Muslims are not terrorists, certainly all terrorists these days are Muslims”.
    Obviously the Christchurch shooter didn’t get the memo.
    From the NZ Herald –

    Nobody voted for him. They voted for One Nation, a party Anning ditched as soon as he got to Canberra. The Australian Electoral Commission literally lists his share of the popular vote as 0.00 per cent.
    It is a humiliating number; a stinging reminder that no one asked Anning for his putrid contribution to Australian politics. You would need to add another three decimal places for him to even register.
    Remember that next time someone claims he speaks for a “silent majority” that doesn’t exist.

  81. Nick

    Anyone who says to me ‘You have to vote for someone, so it may as well be me,’ or ‘At least we’re not like such-and-such,’ will not get my vote.

    I agree Muddy. The Cat should be fertile ground for such a Conservative party in more than name.

  82. Atoms for Peace

    Numbers. I hope you never taught stats or logic.

  83. rickw

    Mother material?

    Show us a photo of her mum first.

  84. Cassie of Sydney

    “None
    #2961827, posted on March 17, 2019 at 6:40 pm”

    I have met Sophie and heard her speak, she is very pleasant, very earnest and very sincere but not very sophisticated. That’s not a bad thing but you need to cut through and I am not sure that she has done that. And you’re right about her “scoring High School debating points rather than giving serious answers”….it’s a bit liking watching a steadfast Year 12 student at a high school debate and it’s rather cringeworthy.

    As for the AC in general, whilst I hope they manage to get a few senators up and running this coming federal election, they also need to be patient and be in this for the long haul. It took the Greens quite a few years before they managed any electoral success. You need to tap into community and voter disillusionment and concerns. After this May, the AC should be able to feast on the liberal party carcass and build momentum from there. However we’ll see.

  85. Overburdened

    Cohenite
    The remark about proven failure versus potential catastrophe springs to mind.

  86. woolfe

    You wouldn’t have been bowled over by my donation Pete!!! So, yea, not me.

  87. Percy Popinjay

    To all Cats that exist in NSW (or more specifically, Sydney) there will be a gathering next Saturday night.

    Do not be surprised if Beryl Gladyschlocklian and her retinue of irredeemable imbeciles are punted, long and hard.

    Trigger warning: Monstrous Oogleeness.

  88. Overburdened

    Martina Navratilova. There was a woman back in her prime.

  89. calli

    Furthermore to Percy’s observation:

    New South Welshpeoples – get ready for our new idiot overlords. Again.

  90. Matrix Transform:

    …and I just dropped an email to them letting them know.

    Ditto.

  91. Cassie of Sydney

    Fellow Cats, can we vote to censure Numbut for his “continuum of idiocy, stupidity and mediocrity”?

  92. None

    Cassie you’ve nailed it: “it’s a bit liking watching a steadfast Year 12 student at a high school debate and it’s rather cringeworthy.” Yes!!!
    Whole I do wish AC much success I’m almost relieved to hear that I’m not the only one who has the same reaction to Sophie York. I personally think that AC will not get anyone up at the next election. It’s good that they have a big membership but the third largest doesn’t mean much when you look at how few members there are in the Majors. You need an awful lot of oats to make a senate quota. Hope I am wrong. But anyway I hope that they’re all prepared to stick it out for the long haul.

  93. Muddy

    Percy Popinjay
    #2961867, posted on March 17, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    For furkin gherkin, Percy! Don’t do that!

  94. Neil

    Do not be surprised if Beryl Gladyschlocklian and her retinue of irredeemable imbeciles are punted, long and hard.

    Imbeciles? Unemployment is the lowest ever, we are running surplus budgets, the State is debt free, there are cranes everywhere building things and the economy is booming. NSW deserves what they get if they vote Gladys out

  95. Overburdened

    If Martina was a contributor here and she didn’t bat for the other team, I would humbly request that private chat rooms be introduced.

  96. rickw

    Some posts by lawyers that I’ve seen on twitter suggest the original exchange between the teenager and Anning would be fine. He got egged and he responded immediately.

    The subsequent attack on the teenager however was probably excessive.

    Wow. Attack? Not one punch thrown at the little jerk. All they did was keep him constrained until plod dutifully arrived many minutes later. The guy who was about to choke him out even relaxed his grip when this was pointed out to him.

    Calling bystanders stepping up and doing what the police weren’t ready or able to an “attack” is pretty disgusting.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #BREAKING Turns out the bloke who “confronted” Senator Fraser Anning last night in the airport, was convicted TERRORIST, Zaky Mallah.

    What a soy-boy country we have become, a convicted terrorist is out and about. Convicted terrorists and other mass murders should be executed or at the very least locked up 25 years sequentially for every life they have taken.

  98. None

    You need an awful lot of oats to make a senate quota?
    Take that to Titania McGrath. I can be a slam poet too.

  99. Age of consent or egg of consent? Bring on voluntary voting, the only way to short circuit our current political clown show. Make the bastards work for every seat. That plus randomly printed voting ballots to screw up the donkey vote. Anything I have missed out?

    A Necessity.

  100. calli

    My last comment was an anticipation of literacy levels in NSW schools under the new régime.

    Best to get in first.

  101. Percy Popinjay

    BTW, there is a legendary commenter on this blog who is running for election next Saturday night, for the ACs, in the legislative assembly, in a previously safe gliberal seat.

    The hustings are proving more difficult than the candidate ever expected.

  102. None

    Does the New Zealand Herald also explain how Jacinda Bucky Beavet got to be Prime Minister? Would they like to convince us that she is representative of New Zealand voters’ wishes?

  103. Percy Popinjay

    Don’t do that!

    Mudds – that’s why I post “trigger warnings”, Squire.

    View at one’s peril.

  104. stackja

    BS happy with Milo ban. With BS as PM who will be allowed to express contrarian opinion?

  105. NSW deserves what they get if they vote Gladys out

    If zombie leader Dan can be re-elected, anything is possible.

  106. Leigh Lowe

    candy

    #2961804, posted on March 17, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Seven idiotically continues to show images of the family home, despite the risk to the perpetrator’s innocent family. And if that isn’t enough, they show his grandmother’s house.

    Almost incitement to do violence, and a grieving relative may feel that way inclined in the early days.

    I’ve wondered about the mum and family but there’s a time and place for the media to focus on that side of things

    Is there a time and a place?
    Really?
    Can you point to one Moozley terrorist whose family had to move house because of the media outing them, or who had a credible threat to their safety.
    Real backlash.

  107. Bruce of Newcastle

    1. Rosuvastatin works for me. On it I dunno, 15 years? No side effects ever.

    2. It is erroneous to say LDL has no effect on CVD therefore since statins affect LDL that statins thus do not affect CVD. That is a logical fallacy. You would have to look at the data. It is quite possible that the effect of statins is through other pathways, and that the positive effect seen in the original permitting studies is due to something other than its impact upon LDL. So be careful that you aren’t throwing the baby out with the bathwater, the bathwater may be important. Or the baby. Or the soap. If you have a few billion spare I’m sure someone will do the double-blind studies for you.

  108. calli

    Yes, Neil.

    But the voters so want to return to NSW Inc.

    So many of them have never experienced it.

  109. Tel

    Trigger warning: Monstrous Oogleeness.

    I liked her in the one where she had the faithful pet dog and they were up against the evil penguin.

  110. jupes

    “The subsequent attack on the teenager however was probably excessive.”
    The idiot didn’t back off right after egging the Senator.
    They were merely detaining him while the police arrived.

    One of the initial news reports on the incident described the blokes holding the dickhead down as “officials”.

    LOL, one of the blokes was in singlet, shorts and thongs. Fuck I hope that report was true.

  111. stackja

    incoherent rambler
    #2961889, posted on March 17, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    NSW ALP?

  112. Leo G

    Seven idiotically continues to show images of the family home, despite the risk to the perpetrator’s innocent family. And if that isn’t enough, they show his grandmother’s house.

    Some of the media have been interviewing Tarrant’s relatives and acquaintances in Grafton, even doing a bit of psychoanalysis. They reported he was seriously affected by his father’s illness and subsequent suicide- triggering some kind of psychological displacement, which progressively worsened.
    I wonder if there is any evidence of Tarrant being treated for such a condition. Surely such a history would be flagged by authorities if he were to have applied for a visa or a shooter’s licence.

  113. calli

    Another aspect to the Tarrant family.

    Dad had cancer. He was dying. He comitted suicide. Son found him. Went to live with grannie. Went overseas. Went off the rails. Murdered many in NZ.

    Why the mother and sister have had to be moved for safety reasons is beyond me. Perhaps Seven’s “man on the ground” in Grafton can assist?

  114. Peter Castieau

    Remember the best election strategy going around right now is this:

    1.Be a woman (or identify as one) and
    2. announce you are a independent conservative candidate standing for a safe Liberal seat
    3. Your really worried about climate change
    4. Rock up to TheirABC
    5. And before you know it, you have the might of the nations biggest media outlet right behind you.

    It’s very hard under these circumstances to get any traction.

  115. Bruce of Newcastle

    Imbeciles? Unemployment is the lowest ever, we are running surplus budgets, the State is debt free, there are cranes everywhere building things and the economy is booming. NSW deserves what they get if they vote Gladys out

    Imbeciles. Gladys effectively banned CSG. She did squat when the Land and Environment Court banned a coal mine because of non-existent global warming. I cannot in conscience vote for a centre-left Liberal Party which pushes lies. Sorry.

  116. Mitch M.

    It is quite possible that the effect of statins is through other pathways, and that the positive effect seen in the original permitting studies is due to something other than its impact upon LDL.

    Anti-inflammatory, an old study even argued for a Vitamin D like effect. So many safer ways to reduce inflammation. High LDL plus inflammation is a risk, inflammation alone is a risk, High LDL alone isn’t a risk. The statistical linkage with LDL is very weak, the linkage with calcification is much stronger. Best test from repeated studies: calcium score($275). Why? Calcium deposition in tissues is a danger signal initiating inflammation.

  117. Muddy

    Percy.

    Not all of us are littterate, Squire.
    Some of us are just boggans.

  118. Eyrie

    Re CVD/Statins: https://cholesterolcode.com This is a complex field, far more so than the conventional wisdom is prepared to admit. The food pyramid couldn’t have been better designed to cause morbidity and mortality.
    We have a friend who is a pharmacist. Plenty of patients have problems with statins. Many just fill the prescription and don’t take them. A field of scammers like AGW. Secret raw data and all. Big money too.
    Statins may have some value as anticoagulants/antiinflammatories with the unfortunate side effect of lowering cholesterol.

  119. Percy Popinjay

    Unemployment is the lowest ever, we are running surplus budgets, the State is debt free, there are cranes everywhere building things and the economy is booming

    You are an imbecile. Don’t get me started on why the gliberals should be punted with maximum prejudice.

    – Light rail is not a mass transit system* – you obviously haven’t seen George St in the last five years
    – Return and earn – an absolute disaster, lifted straight out of the greenfilth playbook
    – Let’s rebuild some recently built stadia for no good reason, I tells ya!
    – Greyhounds, man!
    – Lock out licensing idiocy – don’t arrest idiots, just shut down venues
    – “Surplus budgets” courtesy of some of the highest theft duties on the planet

    Fuck off. The gliberals are unrepentant, irredeemable pieces of shit and I hope they die in an inferno.

    *Any objective cost benefit analysis would have killed the fucking monstrosity before its birth

  120. None

    Peter Castieau if you’re still listening. I think the AC candidates need to look at their bios which they posted online. Most of them read like really bad job applications sometimes out of order. The one for the lady from Queensland for example, is just all over the shop.

  121. will

    1. Rosuvastatin works for me. On it I dunno, 15 years? No side effects ever.

    2. It is erroneous to say LDL has no effect on CVD therefore since statins affect LDL that statins thus do not affect CVD. That is a logical fallacy. You would have to look at the data. It is quite possible that the effect of statins is through other pathways, and that the positive effect seen in the original permitting studies is due to something other than its impact upon LDL. So be careful that you aren’t throwing the baby out with the bathwater, the bathwater may be important. Or the baby. Or the soap. If you have a few billion spare I’m sure someone will do the double-blind studies for you.

    1. I have muscle pain, worse on exercise and at the lower limbs.

    2. My GP advises that statins not only affect blood LDL levels, but more importantly stabilise the artery walls, and I would be ill advised to discontinue it.

  122. calli

    It sticks in my craw that the long awaited NW railway and Pennant Hills Tunnel will be opened by Sergeant Shultz.

    The End.

  123. Tel

    – “Surplus budgets” courtesy of some of the highest theft duties on the planet

    They are still rolling around from when they sold off the electrical wires (government granted monopoly to private operators). That’s not revenue, it’s a one off sale of assets.

  124. Peter Castieau

    I can’t speak for others None.

    What did you think of mine?

  125. BoN:

    1. Rosuvastatin works for me. On it I dunno, 15 years? No side effects ever.

    The Transplant Team put me on a statin, I felt like I was walking around half stoned. Complained bitterly about loss of memory to no avail.
    Then about 6 months ago, I was standing in front of a large display in IGA and couldn’t remember what I was looking for. I had it written on a slip of paper, but by the time I read the list, and started looking for the item, I’d forgotten the product.
    I stopped the statins and started to improve. Six months later I got up the team and demanded a review. They decided I was serious this time and put me on rosuvastatin and my memory is back to near normal.

  126. None

    If I were a new south welshman I would not be voting for Gladys (her AG is probably the most anti free speech anti Freedom AG in Australia). Then again I wouldn’t really want to vote for that Labor imbecile party either. I despise One Nation but I actually quite like Latham and I probably be tempted to give him and his guys a go as long as I stay away from Pauline and the fruit loops she tends to hang around with.

  127. Neil

    Fuck off. The gliberals are unrepentant, irredeemable pieces of shit and I hope they die in an inferno.

    Unemployment is the lowest rate ever, the State is debt free, the budget is in surplus and the NSW economy is booming. Gladys is so good she can fund stadiums and health at the same time and run surplus budgets. Labor could not do that

  128. jupes

    Plenty of patients have problems with statins.

    I know of at least one patient who has no problems with them at all.

  129. Diogenes

    To back up Nones comment, i was having a look at the NSWEC website and was surprised that the state seat of Swansea has an AC candidate (its ok nobody cares about the southern end of the electorate lib or alp). I knew Wyong has one as i see what literally looks like a tradies mug shot on some corflutes around the place

  130. Muddy

    Peter,

    As an individual candidate, sure, I can believe that.
    My desire for the A.C.s to be more proactive in their media strategy concerns the party as a whole, and would require co-ordination, imagination, and a sense of (legal, of course) ruthlessness. Not immorality, but ruthlessness, initiative, and to some degree, a lack of fear.

    I commend all of you for investing your time and other resources, and wish you well.
    I hope that in the future I will feel confident voting for one of you. That moment has not yet arrived, however.

  131. Peter Castieau

    Good interaction right now between Nick Greiner and Bob Carr on Sky

  132. Tel

    Fuck off. The gliberals are unrepentant, irredeemable pieces of shit and I hope they die in an inferno.

    I know, I know … but having ALP at both federal and state levels will surely be extreme Kleptocracy. Is it better to have a well intentioned do-gooder bonehead who breaks a few things, or a bunch of very skilled pocket stuffers completely uninterested in anyone but themselves?

  133. Infidel Tiger

    Unemployment is the lowest rate ever, the State is debt free, the budget is in surplus and the NSW economy is booming. Gladys is so good she can fund stadiums and health at the same time and run surplus budgets. Labor could not do that

    Meanwhile Normal families can’t afford housing or to live without both parents working.

    The Liberals are the most anti-conservative party in history.

    Absolute shit stains who deserve their coming thrashing.

  134. Neil

    They are still rolling around from when they sold off the electrical wires (government granted monopoly to private operators). That’s not revenue, it’s a one off sale of assets.

    Gladys may have done what Costello did. I do not know. Costello got $70B from asset sales. It was all used to pay off debt and/or put into the Future Fund. It was not put into the budget as revenue so the Costello surplus budgets were due to spending less money than he received. Nothing to do with asset sales

  135. Tel

    I know of at least one patient who has no problems with them at all.

    Nothing he can remember at any rate.

  136. Percy Popinjay

    Duuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh, my name’s Neil and I’m really into Beryl Gladyschlocklian and the NSW Gliberals, I tells ya!

  137. jupes

    You are an imbecile. Don’t get me started on why the gliberals should be punted with maximum prejudice.

    You forgot the environment minister’s stated aim of 100% intermittents.

  138. Leigh Lowe

    Good interaction right now between Nick Greiner and Bob Carr on Sky

    Lifetime tax-eating grifters x 2.

  139. Percy Popinjay

    Thanks jupes – just add it to the ever lengthening list of unrelenting mediocrity.

  140. calli

    Bubonic plague or ebola.

    Take yer pick.

  141. calli

    If The Plague disappoints, ebola is sure to deliver.

  142. Overburdened

    There’s a good boy Percy.
    Everything’s alright.

  143. None

    To be honest Peter it was a little bit jumpy as well. I think you would be better off starting with a short summary statement of who you are now and what you stand for (I’m not sure that we really need to know your sales figures but that’s impressive) and then give yourbackground in chronological order rather than jumping back and forth a bit. I really love your photo. It’s a good mix of professional, serious and yet approachable. To be honest I think WA has the strongest AC team. Anyway that’s my opinion and I offer that with my very best wishes for your success.

  144. Muddy

    I’m a syphilis man, Calli. Born and bred. Three generations. Don’t see no reason to change now.

  145. calli

    Bother. I forgot Latham.

    What party is he in these days?

  146. mh

    Any fair dinkum newspaper editor in Australia should have headlines like this

    ABC guest who is a convicted terrorist calls Australian Senator a “shitcvnt” at Melbourne airport – Prime Minister condemns Senator

    No wonder newspapers are dying in Australia. And not before time.

  147. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2961921, posted on March 17, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    NSW thrashed by ALP? Or is that trashed?

  148. Peter Castieau

    Thanks None,

    I agree that we have the best candidates too.

    I sincerely hope Jonathan gets elected and to this end I have deliberately saved enough annual leave to be available 24/7 for the 3 weeks of the election. There is a lot going on in our party now.

    Jonathan has made a big sacrifice in leaving his business partnership to contest the election, starting April.

    Let’s hope we succeed on the first attempt.

  149. Neil

    Meanwhile Normal families can’t afford housing or to live without both parents working.

    That is easy to solve. Ban women from working. Back in the 1950’s/60’s women stayed at home to look after the kids. AS soon as women entered the workforce each household now has 2 incomes meaning house prices doubled and you need 2 incomes to buy a home

  150. rickw

    What party is he in these days?

    Probably not One Nation anymore!

  151. Percy Popinjay

    That is easy to solve. Ban women from working. Back in the 1950’s/60’s women stayed at home to look after the kids. AS soon as women entered the workforce each household now has 2 incomes meaning house prices doubled and you need 2 incomes to buy a home

    Magnificent stuff. House prices didn’t “double” until the stock crash in 1987, you fucking imbecile. And good luck telling women they have no right to a career.

  152. Eyrie

    Plenty of patients have problems with statins.

    I know of at least one patient who has no problems with them at all.

    There’s always at least one dickhead who will argue from the general to the particular. Sure the statin hasn’t fucked your brain? Up to nearly 400% greater risk of Diabetes Type 2.

  153. None

    Peter I can only admire men like Jonathan and
    yourself for the sacrifices that you’re making to do this. I’m under no illusions as to how much effort it takes. If I lived in WA I pwould probably be volunteering to help you guys with your campaign.

  154. Muddy

    I’m beginning to think that Percy is J.C’s sock. One of them anyway.

  155. None

    Your new slogan, Peter: the best is from the west.

  156. Percy Popinjay

    Mudds – give it away. I am my own carbon based lifeform and probably the most unfeminist commenter here.

    Neil needs to go back to one his cocktail pardees.

  157. bespoke

    To be fare to Latham he has always advocated for stronger gun laws.

  158. Neil

    Magnificent stuff. House prices didn’t “double” until the stock crash in 1987, you fucking imbecile. And good luck telling women they have no right to a career.

    House prices have risen mainly because most households now have 2 incomes. Back in the 1950’s/60’s most households only had one income

    Imbecile? Those people vote Labor. Gladys is doing OK. Unemployment lowest ever, surplus budgets, debt free, booming economy. If Labor gets elected economy will get worse

  159. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THAT petition has just over 946,000 signatures.

  160. Percy Popinjay

    To be fare to Latham he has always advocated for stronger gun laws.

    Does anyone here honestly think that Latham is a believer in the concept of individual autonomy?

    He’s all over the lukewarm pie shop. About everything.

  161. None

    Jonathan has a good bio too, Peter.

  162. rugbyskier

    And the perpetually offended haven’t taken long, the rugby.com.au website is reporting that there are demands for the most successful team in the Super Rugby competition to change its name following the Christchurch attacks. The Christchurch based team is called the Crusaders and the pre-match entertainment features knights on horses.

  163. None

    Has THAT petition been mentioned by a journo on Twitter yet? If so expect it to get into printer Online new sites by tomorrow without any commentary that change.org petotions can be “signed” by anyone across the planet. Look for Daffy Duck.

  164. Boambee John

    Nick
    #2961743, posted on March 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm
    Apparently, His Grace, Archbishop Fischer is saying a mass this afternoon in honour of the massacre in NZ.

    You might consider re-phrasing that.

  165. mh

    SBS News covering Leave Means Leave march … by attacking Nigel Farage.

    Gives positive coverage of Remainers.

    SBS, partially funded by the taxpayer, but openly an enemy of democracy.

  166. None

    Of a rugby team changes its name because of these f****** dolts then start digging your nuclear bunkers.

  167. Overburdened

    rugbyskier
    The times are lost.
    I would be confident that most of the people shouting about the Crusaders would not pass a basic data test on the subject.

  168. Percy Popinjay

    Neil, just go back to your butterfly collection, for goodness’ sake.

    There are no fans of Beryl Gladyschlocklian on this blog.

  169. Percy Popinjay

    The Christchurch based team is called the Crusaders and the pre-match entertainment features knights on horses.

    It’s the only SuperRugby footage I’ve ever watched. Incredible that there weren’t “calls” to shut them down years ago.

    P.S. Hope you’re well, Squire Long time no see.

  170. Boambee John

    calling an Australian Senator a “shitcvnt

    I assume that is another name for a homosexual’s ar$eh0le?

  171. Tel

    AS soon as women entered the workforce each household now has 2 incomes meaning house prices doubled and you need 2 incomes to buy a home

    They why didn’t toothpaste prices double at the same time?

    What I’m saying is that housing expenditure is a much higher fraction of household income than it used to be, but under your scenario all prices should go up roughly equally.

  172. None

    People , whoe know you love your guns and that’s fine by me but you have to remember that Australians are not Americans and we have never had a gun culture here. The more you mentioned guns the more it makes our fuckwitted politicians think they can regulate them even more because they like to dick swing and think that they are somehow going up against Trump instead of serving a small inconsequential country to the best of their ability. Concentrate on what is actually under threat like our freedom of speech and property rights and all the rest shall be added unto you.

  173. Snoopy

    ScoMo’s ‘full force of the law’ confirms him as an accelerationist. There was a time when that would have pissed me off.

  174. Boambee John

    Numbers at 1837

    Full blown vice masking.

    Still undefined. I would have hoped that someone with some 50 years as a teacher would be able to define his terms.

  175. cohenite

    Chris Kenny has some muslim psychiatrist on who declares NZ is possibly the worst terrorist attack ever. Since 9/11 islam has carried out 34731 terrorist attacks resulting in 10’s of thousands of deaths.

    Psychiatrist continues by saying muslim terrorism must be looked at in context of social inequality and Western hegemony on islam.

    Rest of panel don’t condone egging of Fraser Anning but decent people would not have reacted like Anning and instead would have been more measured and maybe made an omelette.

  176. Percy Popinjay;

    *Any objective cost benefit analysis would have killed the fucking monstrosity before its birth

    I made the point several months ago that businesses going broke while the light rail was being built, was a feature – not a bug.
    I don’t have any proof of it, but my bet is that the bankrupted businesses would have been picked up by persons of impeccable government credentials.

  177. cohenite

    calling an Australian Senator a “shitcvnt”

    Islam has a vibrant sexual culture. Anything is possible.

  178. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The report—released by the Sentakusuru Mirai, or “deciding the future,” panel, chaired by Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry head Mimura Akio—warns that at the current birthrate, Japan’s population will fall by a third over the next 50 years to 87 million. The country faces the prospect of becoming a hyper-aged society on a scale never before seen, with roughly 40% of citizens aged 65 and older.

    The report also shows by early next century the Japanese population will fall from the current level of 127m to around 40m.

  179. Boambee John

    Numbers at 1837

    What do you have against total communication with an audience which statistically would contain 36.7 per cent mild loss, 38.3 per cent moderate loss, 13.3 per cent severe loss and 11.7 per cent profound loss?

    No-one in Australia has perfect hearing? Adds to 100%. We are all disabled, bring on my share of the NDIS.

  180. calli

    There are no fans of Beryl Gladyschlocklian on this blog.

    I’m not a fan (not notafan), but I have a pretty good memory, Percy. Sixteen years of hard Labor will do that to you. Not to mention the Wran years.

    All our choices are vile.

  181. bespoke

    AC will pick up votes who want nothing to do with unstable frightbats.

  182. mh

    Boambee John
    #2961967, posted on March 17, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    calling an Australian Senator a “shitcvnt”

    I assume that is another name for a homosexual’s ar$eh0le?

    The ABC may be able to confirm. Zacy is their boy.

  183. None

    Chris Kenny is usually pretty solid on terrorism even though he’s a flake on other issues.

  184. None

    calling an Australian Senator a “shitcvnt”

    I assume that is another name for a homosexual’s ar$eh0le?

    let’s see, white fascust, Muslim terrorist, homosexual. In Lefty grievance poker, I think they’re Muslim terrorist wins. Next.

  185. Percy Popinjay

    ixteen years of hard Labor will do that to you. Not to mention the Wran years.

    Gee, thanks – you think my memory is that short, calli? If the gliberals are incapable of being any better, then “peopkes” should stop bluddee well voting for them.

    Enough is enough. At least I can move interstate if labor blunder over the line in NSW.

    The advent of the Teats Peanuthead/greenfilth 1,000 year anti scientific fact and evidence free moozley soviet goat rodeo is another matter entirely.

  186. rickw:

    Getting the most range out of your ME109:

    I watched that a couple of days ago and didn’t see the most important reason of all – the Germans couldn’t produce enough high octane fuel.
    IIRC, the Allies had 100 octane fuel compared to German 87 octane initially:

    By the early 1930s, automobile gasoline had an octane rating of 40 and aviation gasoline a rating of 75-80. Aviation gasoline with such high octane numbers could only be refined through a process of distillation of high-grade petroleum. Germany’s domestic oil was not of this quality. Only the additive tetra-ethyl lead could raise the octane to a maximum of 87. The license for the production of this additive was acquired in 1935 from the American holder of the patents, but without high-grade Romanian oil even this additive was not very effective. 100 octane fuel, designated either ‘C-2’ (natural) or ‘C-3’ (synthethic) was introduced in late 1939 with the Daimler-Benz DB 601N engine, used in certain of the Luftwaffe’s Bf 109E and Bf 109F single-engined fighters, Bf 110C twin-engined fighters, and several bomber types. Some later combat types, most notably the BMW 801D-powered Fw 190A, F and G series, and later war Bf 109G and K models, used C-3 as well. The nominally 87 octane aviation fuel designated ‘B-4’ was produced in parallel during the war.

  187. Infidel Tiger

    Psychiatrist continues by saying muslim terrorism must be looked at in context of social inequality and Western hegemony on islam.

    Rest of panel don’t condone egging of Fraser Anning but decent people would not have reacted like Anning and instead would have been more measured and maybe made an omelette.

    As a broader point it is correct.

    The “War on Terror” is the greatest foreign policy debacle in human history. Bush and Blair are the parents of IsIS and should be executed.

  188. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “Now take the scenario, where you move out into the solar system. The solar system can easily support a trillion humans,” says Bezos. “And if we had a trillion humans, we would have a thousand Einsteins and a thousand Mozarts and unlimited, for all practical purposes, resources and solar power unlimited for all practical purposes. That’s the world that I want my great-grandchildren’s great-grandchildren to live in.”

    Bezos is correct, geniuses are a tiny miniscule percentage of the population, a population of trillion humans would be far far wealthier and technologically advanced than we are now. The reverse is also true.

  189. Percy Popinjay

    And on that note, I’ll adjourn.

    Exit stage left. 🙂

  190. Muddy

    Areff.

    I’m presently looking at the Quadrant Online store, and when I select ‘shipping info’ beneath ‘Add to Cart’, it reveals that ipso blah blah fill-in text (I forget the proper name of it). So no shipping info, only garble. At least four of the books featured show the same. It was like this a week or two ago as well. While the store has a clean look, the garble makes it appear unfinished.

  191. Cassie of Sydney

    Chris Kenny’s guest….Tanveer Ahmed…is a good and decent person. I have met him….he is probably just falling for a bit of hyperbole…which we can all do at times. He is a non-practising Muslim but his parents are originally from Bengal and I guess he feels it is quite close to home….just like I feel it when little J**ish children are murdered in cold blood outside a J**wish school, J**wish shoppers are murdered when they are buying food for the sabbath in a kosher supermarket and a small J**wish synagogue in a city of 24 million is targeted by Pakistani terrorists who then proceed to rape, murder and mutilate the Rabbi and his wife.

  192. zyconoclast

    MS-13 members accused of stabbing 16-year-old 100 times, setting body on fire

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/ms-13-members-accused-of-stabbing-16-year-old-100-times-setting-body-on-fire

    Is this a problem because the C02 emissions from the burning body?

  193. Overburdened

    At the risk of being seen as seeking free advertising and risking being booted from the site- a significant consideration given the investment I have with my close friends here, giving me meaning and a sense of purpose that I have had taken from me in the real world- I strongly recommend the Overburdened Behavioural Academy to not only all the people you don’t like, but also yourself or people you know.

    Here at The OBA, I pride myself on developing the Fuckwit Identifying Device (FID) based on research of L Ron Hubbard’s Galvanometer- a device reportedly still in use following it’s groundbreaking discoveries about tomatoes back in the day.

    I would recommend the book, Bare Faced Messiah for more background.

    As a believer in the concept of Reciprocal Reward, the clients of OBA discover that being a fuckwit is detrimental to their sense of well-being as well as being therapeutic for the Service Provider, and for the financial benefits.

    OBA is looking forward to getting a Medicare Provider Number to enhance the social benefits all round.

    More volunteers are welcome because the current stock of people wearing rubber and latex body suits and hoods who attend show resistance to graduating and so need a push along.

  194. Leigh Lowe

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2961955, posted on March 17, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    THAT petition has just over 946,000 signatures

    Which pretty much guarantees his re-election in Queensland.

  195. Muddy

    Infidel Tiger
    #2961986, posted on March 17, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Psychiatrist continues by saying muslim terrorism must be looked at in context of social inequality and Western hegemony on islam.

    As a broader point it is correct.

    The “War on Terror” is the greatest foreign policy debacle in human history. Bush and Blair are the parents of IsIS and should be executed.

    I.T., when I first began lurking here about six or so years ago, I thought you were sharp, intelligent, and witty. Your comment above shows that either I was very, very wrong, or the cognitive decline which eventually affects us all has embraced you well and truly. How disappointing.

  196. Overburdened

    None
    I think your thesis that Oz does not have a gun culture would be a refreshing point of view to many of the people I have had dealings with over an extended period.

  197. twostix

    Don’t be dumb Muddy, Blair used the “war on terror” as a cover to dropship 2 million muslim hillbillies into Britain.

    That’s for starters.

  198. rugbyskier

    It’s the only SuperRugby footage I’ve ever watched. Incredible that there weren’t “calls” to shut them down years ago.

    P.S. Hope you’re well, Squire Long time no see.

    I know, the name about originally as alliteration to the team’s provincial name of Canterbury but got shortened when SANZAR went to a franchise system. The reaction on rugby.com.au’s Facebook page is not favourable for the virtue signallers, a lot of Aussies respect the Crusaders for their consistent high performance.

    I’m doing well, Percy. Started a small business running ski tours in Japan which I will expand when I retire. Have been lurking here, don’t get up to Sydney often but my cousin keeps me informed about Cat goings on.

  199. Old School Conservative

    rugbyskier
    #2961958, posted on March 17, 2019 at 8:07 pm
    And the perpetually offended haven’t taken long, the rugby.com.au website is reporting that there are demands for the most successful team in the Super Rugby competition to change its name

    On reading that article, I was struck by the Morrison-like opening sentence:
    The heinous murder of 50 Muslims, with another 50 persons injured, by a right-wing extremist last week

  200. John Constantine

    Their left will never allow the human race to escape this one single global totalitarian gulag.

    As one noted wymynsys has spat out in my hearing:

    ” They think they can get away from us in spaceships”.

    A Dune universe of a trillion trillion uncontrolled and uncontrollable humans is intolerable to the left.

    Teeming humanity stacked tight and high into cheerful squalor, controlled at gunpoint.

    That is the only lefty dream there is

  201. Infidel Tiger

    I.T., when I first began lurking here about six or so years ago, I thought you were sharp, intelligent, and witty. Your comment above shows that either I was very, very wrong, or the cognitive decline which eventually affects us all has embraced you well and truly. How disappointing.

    Mate I have drunk a shitload of piss since then and questioned many many things as well.

    There’s a good chance I am a cooked xunt, but the more likely scenario is that I am now wiser and you have not developed any wisdom or seen what is actually happening in the world once the facade is removed.

    Anyhoo, we’ll see.

  202. twostix

    Politics, generally, is what we do so as not to have to punch people we disagree with in the head.

    Left wing soy boys would do well to remember that as they flirt with dumb ideas like banning politicians they don’t like.

  203. None

    I remember when Tanveer Ahmed used to write a regular column for the Australian and he wrote a really powerful one once about why it it is impossible to reform Islam and he also belled the cat on the sorts of attitudes that are taught to Muslim kids by their parents around the kitchen table. There was much of that that I could relate to in the sense of it’s the same dynamic with many migrant parents who basically bring over old country ideas and try to instill them in their kids wheras in the meantime their kids have to make their way in a new country and the old country changes anyway. This leaves the migrant parents in a Time Warp. Eventually though the migrant parents do start relaxing, maybe after about 30 or 40 years here and especially if they make enough to go visit the old country every now and then and see how it’s changed and also if their own kids intremarry. However this analogy between Muslim parents and other my grandparents breaks down in many other ways because Muslim parents very rarely assimilate and their children do not into Maori. And of course most migrant parents would try to teach their kids things like don’t be a s*** like the Skippy girls or don’t be a drug addict like the Skippy boys sorry skippies but that’s what a lot of migtant parents say) not “do not hang around with the infidels but if you decapitate them you can screw 42 virgins although I’m not sure about the women I think they still get to go to Muslim hell.”
    Tanveer had some sort of breakdown because he got caught plagiarizing and I’m happy to see that he has slowly redeemed himself after that but he also made his own visits since and he’s having a bit of a spiritual reawakening. It will be interesting to see where his own journey takes him in the next 10 years given the last 10.

  204. Boambee John

    Overburdened
    #2961998, posted on March 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    None
    I think your thesis that Oz does not have a gun culture would be a refreshing point of view to many of the people I have had dealings with over an extended period.

    The Eureka rebels certainly seemed to have plenty of firearms and the will to use them against an oppressive government.

  205. None

    O.B. my last contact with those people was when I used to to drink with former members of the Finks

  206. None

    Bloody hell Boambee is the 21st f****** century. Do catch up.

  207. THAT petition has just over 946,000 signatures

    Of those, 900,000 would identify the first phraseas being Senator Anning’s response to the Christchurch slaughter, rather than the second one;

    1/. “I am utterly opposed to any form of Islam within our community, and I totally
    condemn the people who were in that Mosque.”

    2/. “I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman”

  208. jupes

    None. Muslims are different to other migrants.

    You idiot.

  209. zyconoclast

    Remember the best election strategy going around right now is this:

    1.Be a woman (or identify as one) and
    2. announce you are a independent conservative candidate standing for a safe Liberal seat
    3. Your really worried about climate change
    4. Rock up to TheirABC
    5. And before you know it, you have the might of the nations biggest media outlet right behind you.

    It’s very hard under these circumstances to get any traction.

    Peter, if you know this is the case then, put on a wig, slap on some lipstick and wears a dress.
    You know you want to.

  210. None

    Jupea. I habe already worked out that you can’t read. No need to tell me that again.

  211. Overburdened

    A proud tradition of firearms is indeed a long thread in the tapestry that is Oz history.

    None
    Yair well.
    Please feel free to recommend any that you still know to my personal development program.

  212. Old Lefty

    Yes, Calli. Egg-throwing is time honoured. George Houston Reid, that larger than life pioneer of federation, was pelted with eggs and flour at a hostile meeting when premier of NSW. In response, he said ‘See. I’ve made you so prosperous that you can afford to throw away good food.’ But at least the crowd did it to his face.

    Reid went one better with a heckler who kept taunting him about his girth by asking what it was going to be. ‘If it is a girl, I shall name it after Her Majesty the Queen; if it is a boy, I shall name it after HRH The Prince of Wales; but if, as is most likely, it is all piss and wind, I shall name it after you.’ That was real class.

  213. cohenite

    From Milo who’ll probably be banned again:

    The Al Noor mosque in Christchurch targeted by Brenton Tarrant produced at least two terrorists, from a very small congregation: al-Qaida recruit Daryl Jones, killed by a drone, and Christopher Havard. The parents of these boys say their sons were radicalized by extremist preachers at Al Noor. The boys were in Yemen with the guys who trained the Charlie Hebdo killers. A 2014 story at Stuff.co.nz (now scrubbed from the internet) quotes a mosque attendee who says, “A visiting speaker from Indonesia talked about violent jihad and plenty shared his views.” Three questions: How many news reports have you read these details in? If you’d known that this mosque was a terrorist factory, would it have changed your feelings about the news at all? Finally, how does it make you feel to learn that the media has been not just ignoring these facts but deleting stories to hide them over the past 24 hours?

  214. Davey Boy

    Notafan
    #2961764, posted on March 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm
    Oh right numbers they’re just trigger happy because no us politician has ever been assassinated.

    I’m glad though that that had yet to happen here.

    If you are saying what I think you are saying then you must have forgotten John Newman MP

  215. Cassie of Sydney

    “zyconoclast
    #2962014, posted on March 17, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    Remember the best election strategy going around right now is this:

    1.Be a woman (or identify as one) and
    2. announce you are a independent conservative candidate standing for a safe Liberal seat
    3. Your really worried about climate change
    4. Rock up to TheirABC
    5. And before you know it, you have the might of the nations biggest media outlet right behind you.

    You forgot these…

    6. Claim that you have always been a lifelong Liberal voter…or that your grandmother was a Liberal voter.
    7. Be a lesbian
    8. Employ as many senior ALP strategists and party operatives for your campaign who now say that they are “independent”

  216. Overburdened

    On the subject of firearms in the 21st century, I did note with interest that southpaws are subject to flash burn and potential significant injury with a state of the art shooter.
    The issue apparently is to do with the conversion kit.
    What a joke.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That was real class.

    Bob Menzies was alleged to have been heckled “I wouldn’t vote for you if you were the Archangel Gabriel, Bob Menzies. ”

    “Madam, if I were the Archangel Gabriel, there is no way that you would be in my electorate.”

  218. jupes

    How many news reports have you read these details in?

    The same number who have told me he considers himself an “eco-fascist”.

    What do you reckon editors and journalists are thinking when they hide facts from us?

  219. Notafan

    I did Davey Boy

    I was thinking about deaf Presidents.

  220. None

    Ignores the time-wasters Peter; just come out as a woman. Trans is the New black.

  221. Mitchell Porter

    John Constantine
    #2962002, posted on March 17, 2019 at 8:46 pm
    As one noted wymynsys has spat out in my hearing:
    ” They think they can get away from us in spaceships”.

    Can you say more about this incident? Who exactly was this woman talking about? Who did she consider herself to represent?

  222. Leigh Lowe

    I.T., when I first began lurking here about six or so years ago, I thought you were sharp, intelligent, and witty. Your comment above shows that either I was very, very wrong, or the cognitive decline which eventually affects us all has embraced you well and truly. How disappointing.

    Mate I have drunk a shitload of piss since then and questioned many many things as well.

    There’s a good chance I am a cooked xunt, but the more likely scenario is that I am now wiser and you have not developed any wisdom or seen what is actually happening in the world once the facade is removed.

    Anyhoo, we’ll see.

    Let me know what the answer is.

  223. jupes

    Jupea. I habe already worked out that you can’t read. No need to tell me that again.

    Hot tip. Learn to type.

  224. Boambee John

    Another Bob Menzies response was to the jeer “Tell us all you know Bob, it won’t take long”.

    The reply “I’ll tell you all we both know, it won’t take any longer”.

  225. Mark A

    Davey Boy
    #2962023, posted on March 17, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    If you are saying what I think you are saying then you must have forgotten John Newman MP

    I suppose you can call it a political assassination, but it was crime related if I recall he was pushing for tougher laws to combat asian gangs.

  226. Leigh Lowe

    It was also rumoured that Bob Menzie’s witty retorts were often carefully scripted lines thrown by plants in the audience.
    The modern Liberal Party wouldn’t be able to organise that.

  227. jupes

    It was also rumoured that Bob Menzie’s witty retorts were often carefully scripted lines thrown by plants in the audience.

    20th century twitter.

  228. Infidel Tiger

    Menzie’s quips were all set ups.

    Very good ones.

  229. twostix

    People , whoe know you love your guns and that’s fine by me but you have to remember that Australians are not Americans and we have never had a gun culture here.

    Garbage, everyone used to own a .22, shotty or a 303 or knew someone that did.

  230. Leigh Lowe

    Menzie’s quips were all set ups.

    I did but see her drawing near.
    And I’d take her … out for a beer.

  231. Clam Chowdah

    Another Bob Menzies response was to the jeer “Tell us all you know Bob, it won’t take long”.

    The reply “I’ll tell you all we both know, it won’t take any longer”.

    He said that to Fred Daly, an ALP member. I know that because Fred told me directly. In his telling it was that he yelled out, tell us what you know Bob it will only take two minutes! Menzies said I’ll tell them what we both know Fred and it will still only take two minutes.

    Fred loved that story.

  232. C.L.

    Just watched the remarkable story of the restoration of Paganin House in Perth. Designed by Bulgarian-born modernist Iwan Iwanoff and built in 1965, it burned to the ground in 2015. The owners – Tim Bult and wife Lisa Church (a babe, incidentally) – restored it according to the original specifications, right down to the finest, smallest detail. Watch on ABC iview.

    Architectural modernism has become more appealing to me; I didn’t know Perth had so many gems of the genre. Several are showcased during this doco. Fantastic job; the trouble they went to just for the marble was pretty amazing. Attention to detail – gotta love it!

  233. Clam Chowdah

    So… not a set up in that instance, geniuses of Catallaxy.

  234. C.L.

    The NZ Herald has found it necessary to explain to its readers how Anning got to be a senator.

    Hardly necessary in a country where Piggy Muldoon and Jacinda Ardern got to be prime minister.

  235. jupes

    We have nearly finished the most boring weekend of the year – the weekend prior to the start of the footy season. Plenty of reason this year for a fair few Cats to be confident, IT and Leigh Lowe I’m looking at you.

    Of course I’m excited …

  236. Infidel Tiger

    Iwanoff homes are incredible. So distinctive and highly sought after.

    Mid century modern was the last great architectural period. Everything since has sucked arse.

  237. Leigh Lowe

    Was Fred Daly ever prone to embellish at all?

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