Wednesday Forum: March 20, 2019

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  1. Mak Siccar

    Hello. Is there anybody there?

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    New fred – all bright and shiny.

  3. Mak Siccar

    A sneaky time of day to start an Open Forum!

  4. thefrollickingmole

    all shiny!

  5. mizaris

    areff
    #2964700, posted on March 20, 2019 at 12:37 pm
    Can anyone suggest a good, cheap VPN service?

    Windscribe

  6. Tom

    Mark A, I’m tipping you’d rather be tramping around the backblocks of anti-communist Hungary or Poland rather than back in the socialist soviet of Australiastan, where the government is choking to death what’s left of our private economy. From a distance, it looks to me like the economies of Hungary, Poland and even Romania will be drop-dead gorgeous in the next decade — almost as good as the USA.

  7. Mater

    Has anyone used VirtualShield?

  8. None

    Hildebrand on egg boy in which he also confesses he is a lefty (like we couldn’t guess) and can’t maintain the rage on principle himself. Bless you Joe at least you try https://www.news.com.au/national/the-two-big-mistakes-that-egg-boy-made-when-he-egged-fraser-anning/news-story/362eb654b8c6fad11906e6a7bcc72242#.drb3e

  9. mh

    Wax my ass,
    Scrub my ba lls

  10. dover_beach

    It isn’t a ‘dog whistle’ if it can be easily understood by audiences beyond those intended. Therefore, I think we can safely say that the notion of the political ‘dog whistle’ is a lie entirely used by Leftists to spread calumnies against their political opponents.

  11. Des Deskperson

    I’ve spent the last few days in Port Moresby. Why I was there is of little importance , but I did see and hear a couple of things that might be of interest.

    Down by the waterfront is a huge paddock full of rows of almost new motor vehicles – busses, minibuses, transit vans, SUVs and limos, several hundred of them. These were provided to support the APEC meeting in November last year – with aid money almost certainly directly or indirectly involved – and are now the property of the PNG government. They’ve been sitting there for four months, an asset worth maybe 30 million and no attempt to use, sell or even give them to mates and meanwhile the sea air can’t be good for them.

    An entity called China Railway Construct Corporation is building a new High Court. One of China’s contributions to APEC was to resurface the Poreporina Freeway, an already perfectly good elevated freeway built some years back by the Japanese. The Chinese resurfacing added little value and caused massive traffic disruption, but the whole structure is now rebranded as a China Aid project. Despite – of because of – this, The PNG government seems to like Chinese aid, which, unlike Australia’s, is less tied to worthy and ‘improving’ social and cultural outcomes, such as combatting domestic violence.

    There has been a severe outbreak of banditry in Milne bay Province, a gang of 30 plus outlaws led by the improbably-named Tommy Baker has raided a posh resort and shot up and set fire to the police barracks in the provincial capital. Alotau, with casualties on both sides, including innocent bystanders. Tommy is a bit different from other gang leaders in that he seems to be the classic ‘social bandit’, claiming to be protecting the poor and oppressed from police corruption and brutality and reported;y getting help from the locals. He’s been described, not altogether facetiously, as PNG’s Ned Kelly. Nothing of this seems to be reported in Australia.

  12. bespoke

    all bright and shiny.

    Numbers will be along dog whistling shortly.

  13. Speedbox

    Asleep at the wheel.

  14. None

    Miranda Devine has regained her senses. Cracker column https://mobile.twitter.com/bennyglish/status/1108117626293649408/photo/1
    Has Faruq really deleted his twitter account? Win if it stays deleted.

  15. calli

    I am learning new skills.

    ISO, f-stop and some other darn thingy.

    Paparazzi – look out! You have competition.

  16. calli

    Raskols, Des.

    Ahhh…brings back memories. Did you get caught up in any tribal wars while you were there?

    The violence is so commonplace it barely gets reported at home. The guns are a worry though. I wonder where they are getting those from.

  17. Shy Ted

    Just replied to Cory Bernardi’ latest email – I thought Senator Anning’ comments were spot on. Do all the blogs and podcasts you want but you’re preaching to the converted. You’re the invisible man and the invisible party. I have made several contributions to AC and handed out cards at the last election. But not another cent until you’re a regular on the ABC and come out swinging. 7, 9 and 10 won’t be able to resist. And talk about debt and who ran it up. And if you do become more prominent don’t answer the media’ questions. Answer “Australia has 725 thousand million dollars of debt run up by labor, Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard and the coalition, Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and now Scott Morrison. That’s debt you will never be able to repay, your children will never be able to repay and your grandchildren will never be able to repay. Exports. Free enterprise and exports, that’s the only way you can create wealth. The Greens oppose all of this, labor and the coalition most of it but not the Australian Conservatives.
    Stop being so bloody reasonable.

  18. None

    I’m sorry I can’t stand Pauline Hanson and the federal One Nation but Latham is right to call out the thieving NSW liberals over property rights. https://nsw.onenation.org.au/policies/standing-up-for-property-rights-just-compensation-in-nsw/

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rabbit food!

    Many pet owners keen to have vegan pets, study finds

    A surprising number of pet owners, particularly those who are vegan, are interested in feeding their pets a plant-based diet, according to new University of Guelph research.

    Researchers with U of G’s Ontario Veterinary College along with colleagues in New Zealand conducted an online survey of 3,673 dog and cat owners from around the world to learn about what kinds of foods they fed their pets and themselves.

    Published in the journal PLoS One, the survey found that 35 per cent of pet owners whose pets ate conventional diets were interested in switching their animals to a vegan diet.

    Hopefully Fido will get fed up with vegetables and take a bite or two out of his owner.

  20. Speedbox

    ….it looks to me like the economies of Hungary, Poland and even Romania will be drop-dead gorgeous in the next decade….

    Agreed. I’d also add the Czech Republic to that list. Some of those eastern European countries are enticing. Even little Montenegro looks interesting.

  21. John Constantine

    We assume the chicoms when building the PNG high court, did their best not to drop too many bugs into the walls. Easy enough to design the acoustics so the windows of the good offices can act as sound boards for external spying equipment.

    Like is common practise in other belt and road third world government edifaces.

    Comrades.

  22. Dr Fred Lenin

    Vote early and vote often ,the motto of the left .

  23. Speedbox

    …dog and cat owners….

    Yeah well good luck getting your cat to go vegan. Cats are ‘obligate carnivores’ which means it must eat meat to survive. A diet that excludes meat could, in the case of a cat, be considered animal abuse and warrant a ‘please explain’ by the RSPCA.

  24. Beachcomber

    Shy Ted at 3:23 pm

    Just replied to Cory Bernardi’ latest email ……… The invisible man and the invisible party ……. come out swinging.
    Stop being so bloody reasonable.

    Spot on. I am going to send a similar email to Bernardi. Australian Conservatives also need to hold some public meetings. Draw out the Labor-Green, union, antifa thugs and get some media coverage. It is the only way the break through the censorship of the ABC-TASS media cone of silence.

  25. None

    Stop being so bloody reasonable.

    yep. negative campaigning works. Cory won’t even go after his opposition.

  26. jupes

    From Shy Ted’s link on the old thread:

    I was sexually abused: AFLW star Harris

    Really?

    “The comments I saw were sexual abuse, if you can call it that, because it was repulsive and it made me uncomfortable,”

    Well, trannies are repulsive and make me uncomfortable but I’m pretty sure they’re not sexually abusing me. Harris then goes the full Gillian Triggs:

    So perhaps this is an issue that might even have to go further because if these people are saying things like this to someone they don’t know on a public platform, what are they saying behind closed doors, and what are they doing?

    Oh dear.

  27. Pedro the Ignorant

    In the wake of that Turkish grub Erdogan’s comments about sending Aussies home in coffins and SCoMo’s milksop response, DFAT is recommending that Australians await changing travel advice before attending Anzac day at Gallipoli.

    I will give it five years before Anzac Cove and all the Commonwealth war graves there are bulldozed into the sea.

  28. Mark A

    Tom
    #2964812, posted on March 20, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Mark A, I’m tipping you’d rather be tramping around the backblocks of anti-communist Hungary or Poland rather than back in the socialist soviet of Australiastan, where the government is choking to death what’s left of our private economy. From a distance, it looks to me like the economies of Hungary, Poland and even Romania will be drop-dead gorgeous in the next decade — almost as good as the USA.

    Not wrong there Tom.
    Specially if the EU gets a bit of a shake up.

  29. jupes

    Joe Hildebrand from None’s link above:

    For one thing, it doesn’t take much for Mr Anning’s rambling nonsensical world view to fall apart, nor that of the nutbag white nationalists he is now desperately trying to court.

    Both disintegrate at the first stiff breeze of a rational argument.

    Indeed, the only language they can engage with is that of dumb slogans and street clashes.

    They cannot and don’t want to engage with mainstream political debate because they are simply not intellectually equipped to.

    Utter bollocks. I have yet to hear a rational argument made against Anning’s point that Islamic immigration causes violence. It is self-evidently true.

    But hey, keep going with the dumb right-winger meme you idiot.

  30. calli

    Joe wants the crocodile to eat him last.

  31. Mater

    I will give it five years before Anzac Cove and all the Commonwealth war graves there are bulldozed into the sea.

    If that’s the eventual result of standing up for ourselves, the Diggers would understand.
    Best possible way to honour them.

  32. mh

    Hildebrand had a Daily Telegraph blog a few years back. I was a regular commentor there along with about 10 others. “Blow me” was one of his replies to a comment of mine.

    Funny guy, but not flash on politics.

  33. jupes

    I agree with Bachar Houli:

    Houli went on to state now is the time for ‘people can learn a thing or two about Islam and stop living in an ignorant bubble.’

    Indeed.

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    PM demands apology from Turkish President over warnings Australians would be sent ‘back in coffins’
    Morrison slams Turkish President over ‘highly offensive’ comments

    Richard Ferguson
    Reporter
    @RichAFerguson
    An hour ago March 20, 2019

    Scott Morrison says Turkey’s President has insulted the ANZAC legacy by warning “anti-Muslim Australians” would return in coffins “like their grandfathers” in the wake of the Christchurch massacre.

    After he summoned the Turkish ambassador to an urgent meeting in Canberra this morning, the Prime Minister said “all options are on the table” in reviewing ties with Turkey.

    Travel advice for Australians heading to Turkey for Anzac Day is also now under review after the Prime Minister said he did not accept the “excuses” given to him this morning by Turkish Ambassador to Australia, Korhan Karakoc.

    Mr Morrison, who advised Australians in Turkey to be “cautious”, demanded President Recep Teyyip Erdogan apologise for his comments.

    “Remarks have been made by Turkish President Erdogan that I consider highly offensive to Australians, and highly reckless in this very sensitive environment,” Mr Morrison said in Canberra after his meeting with the ambassador.

    “They are offensive, because they insult the memory of our Anzacs and they violate the pledge that is etched in the stone at Gallipoli, of the promise of Ataturk to the mothers of other Anzacs. The excuses I don’t accept are that things get said in the heat of the moment.’’

    Foreign Minister Marise Payne will contact Turkey’s foreign minister later today.

    From the Oz.

  35. Speedbox

    Shy Ted
    #2964839, posted on March 20, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Do all the blogs and podcasts you want but you’re preaching to the converted. You’re the invisible man and the invisible party.

    Spot on. If you get a reply from the invisible man, I’m sure we would all like to hear about it.

  36. notafan

    Good point Calli

    that seems to be the theme with all those all white Australian are brainwashed racist right wing extremists except me essays

    I bet that hack Victoria Rollison is plodding her way though writing one right now

    Will it be

    an open letter

    or

    a ‘We need to talk about… right wing extremists ‘

  37. None

    So we just got a letter box again by Brian Burston of the united Australian party. They’re on a big yellow leafle with black letters are the words: Australia’s sovereignty is under threat the Chinese Government has secretly built an airport in Western Australia that they control. We don’t so much as have a council election going on down here so what’s going on?

  38. Baldrick

    They cannot and don’t want to engage with mainstream political debate because they are simply not intellectually equipped to.

    Yet Joe’s happy to give Leftards a free kick when anyone who mentions immigration, in the mainstream political debate, is met with howls of “racist” by the intellectually equipped elite.

  39. A Lurker

    Looks like Telstra has lifted its block on ZeroHedge and so here is a link to an excellent article on that site:

    Last week, when a deranged lunatic gunned down dozens of Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand it suddenly became the biggest news story in the world, and rightly so.

    It was a major news event, and it needed to be reported. But shouldn’t mass killings of Christians be given the same sort of media coverage? Sadly, we all know that doesn’t happen. Whenever there is a mass killing of Christians, it is usually entirely ignored by the mainstream media in the United States, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why this is happening. Those that control the mainstream media consider Christians to be one of the main obstacles to “progress” in this country, and so any story that would put Christians in a positive or sympathetic light simply does not fit any of the narratives that they are pushing.

  40. notafan

    The excuses I don’t accept are that things get said in the heat of the moment.’’

    in the same way he included the Christchurch shooting footage is his electioin campaign in the ‘heat of the moment’

    it is a fact that muslims are allowed to be very very angry if a white man kills muslims

    if a muslim man kills whites we have to run with tea lights and flowers

  41. Boambee John

    Lizzie at 1343 on the old thread

    Very well said, but:

    specially protected Muslim ethnicity

    Islam is not a race, it is not an ethnicity. It is a politico/social/(quasi) religious belief system.

  42. Boambee John

    dog whistling

    The daily talking points have informed Numbers that fascist left dog whistle of the day is … ta da … “dog whistling”!

  43. Pete of Perth

    I enjoyed listening to Hildebrand and Blair’s pod cast a few years back.

  44. Speedbox

    A Christchurch businessman has appeared in court on charges of distributing footage of one of the mosque shootings.

    Philip Neville Arps, 44, had his application for bail declined when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today, The New Zealand Herald reports. He was remanded in custody until his next appearance on April 15.

    Arps, who runs an insulation business, faced two charges of distributing the livestream “of the multiple murder victims at the Deans Ave Mosque”. The alleged offending occurred on March 16, the day after the shootings at two Christchurch mosques, in which 50 people died.

    The charges have a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

    In court, Arps was handcuffed and dressed in blue T-shirt, track pants and socks. His arms were heavily tattooed.

  45. Boambee John

    Pedro at 1550

    I will give it five years before Anzac Cove and all the Commonwealth war graves there are bulldozed into the sea.

    Bring all Commonwealth war dead home from Muslim countries. Turkey first, then Libya, Palestine, Egypt and so on. Leave France and Germany till last, they should be safe there for at least a few years.

  46. A Lurker

    In court, Arps was handcuffed and dressed in blue T-shirt, track pants and socks. His arms were heavily tattooed.

    I wonder if he will be ‘disappeared’ or get carted off to the Kiwi version of a Soviet re-education camp.

  47. Des Deskperson

    ‘ The guns are a worry though. I wonder where they are getting those from.’.

    So is the body armour, Calli. The RPNGC are saying that they are ‘closing in’ on Baker, but they have been saying that for months.

    There is a view that Baker could not have survived without help in high places, but the motives behind any such help remain obscure. I’m by no means and expert on PNG criminal culture, but what Eric Hobsbawm would have called the ‘social bandit’ element in Baker’s depredations seems to distinguish them from your ordinary Raskols.

    I didn’t see any tribal violence, but then I was mostly in and around a heavily patrolled whitey compound area.

  48. Leo G

    mh posted on March 20, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Wax my ass,
    Scrub my ba lls

    Barack’s Nobel Peace Prize set the standard.
    The Psychedelic Warlord Beo O’Rourke surely deserves the literature award once he reaches the presidential office for his opus defining the “Cult of the Dead Cow” genre:

    Song of the Dead Cow
    I need a butt-shine,
    Right now
    You are holy,
    Oh, sacred Cow
    I thirst for you,
    Provide Milk.

    Buff my ba lls,
    Love the Cow,
    Good fortune for those that do.
    Love me, breathe my feet,
    The Cow has risen.

    Wax my ass,
    Scrub my b alls.
    The Cow has risen,
    Provide Milk.

  49. slackster

    Did the call come from Canberra for Australian ISP’s to block access to 4/8 chan and archive.is and other sites or was it done on their own violition?

  50. Mark A

    My reply to Cory’s circular

    Hello Cory, nice to hear from you but quite frankly I’d much prefer to hear about you and the AC in the newspapers or even more so on the TV.

    I know who you are and what the party is about, but in the wider voting population you are non-existent.
    You may not admit it but believe me it is a fact, a very frustrating fact for us who support you.

    As the election is looming, you or the organisation has to do something to make yourself noticed.
    All very well to be the nice guy of politics but you know what they say about nice guys?

    Get out there challenge the stupid policies of the uni-parties, say something not untrue but controversial and then you’ll have a chance to explain yourself, if nothing else comes out of it, at least the voting public will hear about the AC.

    Wish you good luck but I’m afraid you will need more than luck and I have only the one vote.
    Kind regards.
    MA

  51. bespoke

    say something not untrue but controversial

    Like what?

  52. John Constantine

    Five Fridays until ANZAC Day.

    Will jacindamania offer a ticket refund to Kiwis booked to fly out?.

    Or

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12214589

    Turkey’s President Erdoğan praises Jacinda Ardern in an op-ed for the Washington Post

  53. None

    Someone should have just pointed out to Erdogan that Tererant spent a lot of time in Turkey and probably learnt his killing skills there so he better be careful before he mouths off.

  54. notafan

    Stackja

    Was her royal highness calipha erdogan really lecturing lesser mortals on materalism?

    really

  55. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Erdogan virtually recommending that someone shoot up Anzaac Day at Gallipoli.
    Morrison is being very deficient in duty of care unless he puts a Do Not Travel ban on Turkey.

  56. OldOzzie

    Inside China’s Plan for Global Supremacy

    How the fight for the next communications ecosystem could make a world dependent on Chinese technology, Chinese software, Chinese e-commerce, Chinese venture capital, and the Chinese market

    By David P. Goldman

    Huawei is employee-owned and its highly-incentivized employees put in terrifying hours. Its founder, Ren Zhengfei, owns a reported 1.4 percent of the company, valued at $450 million. His executives and workers own the rest. The Huawei campus covers 500 acres and makes Stanford University look dowdy.

    Since 2011, Huawei had been promoting the idea of national broadband networks as the centerpiece of a new economic “ecosystem,” flanked by the likes of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, and other services firms.

    Huawei’s mantra was the same that I had heard at their Shenzhen headquarters: Invite us in, and we’ll make you rich like China. That wasn’t an idle boast. In 1987, China’s per capita GDP was $251, according to the World Bank. By 2017, it had risen to $8,894, or by 35 times. Nothing like that had happened in all of economic history, least of all to the world’s most populous country. And it isn’t just individual incomes that have risen. China’s high-speed trains, superhighways, skyscrapers, urban mass transit, and ports are gargantuan monuments to the country’s new wealth. They make American airports, railroads, and roads look like worn-out relics of the Third World.

    East Asia is different. The Chinese economic model is only a souped-up, bigger and more ruthless version of the Asian model that began with Japan’s restoration of the Emperor Meiji in 1868, and was replicated by South Korea and Taiwan: Move subsistence farmers to the cities and build factories for them to work in. While its per capita GDP rose 35 times, China moved 550 million people from the countryside to the cities, and it built the equivalent of all of the cities of Europe to house them.

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has a $1 trillion war chest for infrastructure investments and export loans.

    In making such offers, Chinese planners are thinking a generation ahead. The scarcest resource in the world is labor, specifically workers who can read an instruction manual, learn skilled or semi-skilled jobs, and show up for work on time. Virtually all of the world’s population growth during the 21st century will take place in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent—this last mostly in Pakistan, where the average female has four children compared with 2.2 in India.

    The problem is that the productive parts of the world are all aging together. There are plenty of young people in the world, but low educational levels, abysmal infrastructure and political instability sideline the regions where population growth is most rapid. The people of aging countries with shrinking populations cannot find enough young people to absorb the investments they need to make to fund their prospective retirements. China’s own labor force stopped growing a couple of years ago. In 2018, kindergarten admissions in China fell by 740,000, the first decline on record, and the birth rate fell to 11 per 1,000 people in 2018 from 13 per 1,000 people in 2016.

    The good news is that the prospects are good for a quantum jump in productivity in the developing world. The bad news is that China is acting aggressively to position itself as the dominant equipment supplier, investor, joint venture partner and technology provider in this revolution. By contrast, the United States is drifting toward the export profile of Brazil, with strength in agricultural commodities and energy but overall weakness in high-technology manufacturing and exports.

    A long but great read – the bit on 5G shows the Poverty of Vision and Incompetence of Australian Politicians both Liberal and Labor over NBN – what a Gargantuan waste of Money

  57. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The MSM is activism dressed up as news, Q&A is vomit dressed up as entertainment. Nobody should watch either.

  58. Snoopy

    Published in the journal PLoS One, the survey found that 35 per cent of pet owners whose pets ate conventional diets were interested in switching their animals to a vegan diet.

    Animal cruelty societies will be down on them like a ton of bricks.

  59. OldOzzie

    Inside China’s Plan for Global Supremacy

    How the fight for the next communications ecosystem could make a world dependent on Chinese technology, Chinese software, Chinese e-commerce, Chinese venture capital, and the Chinese market

    By David P. Goldman

    Huawei is employee-owned and its highly-incentivized employees put in terrifying hours. Its founder, Ren Zhengfei, owns a reported 1.4 percent of the company, valued at $450 million. His executives and workers own the rest. The Huawei campus covers 500 acres and makes Stanford University look dowdy.

    Since 2011, Huawei had been promoting the idea of national broadband networks as the centerpiece of a new economic “ecosystem,” flanked by the likes of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, and other services firms.

    Huawei’s mantra was the same that I had heard at their Shenzhen headquarters: Invite us in, and we’ll make you rich like China. That wasn’t an idle boast. In 1987, China’s per capita GDP was $251, according to the World Bank. By 2017, it had risen to $8,894, or by 35 times. Nothing like that had happened in all of economic history, least of all to the world’s most populous country. And it isn’t just individual incomes that have risen. China’s high-speed trains, superhighways, skyscrapers, urban mass transit, and ports are gargantuan monuments to the country’s new wealth. They make American airports, railroads, and roads look like worn-out relics of the Third World.

    East Asia is different. The Chinese economic model is only a souped-up, bigger and more ruthless version of the Asian model that began with Japan’s restoration of the Emperor Meiji in 1868, and was replicated by South Korea and Taiwan: Move subsistence farmers to the cities and build factories for them to work in. While its per capita GDP rose 35 times, China moved 550 million people from the countryside to the cities, and it built the equivalent of all of the cities of Europe to house them.

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has a $1 trillion war chest for infrastructure investments and export loans.

    In making such offers, Chinese planners are thinking a generation ahead. The scarcest resource in the world is labor, specifically workers who can read an instruction manual, learn skilled or semi-skilled jobs, and show up for work on time. Virtually all of the world’s population growth during the 21st century will take place in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent—this last mostly in Pakistan, where the average female has four children compared with 2.2 in India.

    The problem is that the productive parts of the world are all aging together. There are plenty of young people in the world, but low educational levels, abysmal infrastructure and political instability sideline the regions where population growth is most rapid. The people of aging countries with shrinking populations cannot find enough young people to absorb the investments they need to make to fund their prospective retirements. China’s own labor force stopped growing a couple of years ago. In 2018, kindergarten admissions in China fell by 740,000, the first decline on record, and the birth rate fell to 11 per 1,000 people in 2018 from 13 per 1,000 people in 2016.

    The good news is that the prospects are good for a quantum jump in productivity in the developing world. The bad news is that China is acting aggressively to position itself as the dominant equipment supplier, investor, joint venture partner and technology provider in this revolution. By contrast, the United States is drifting toward the export profile of Brazil, with strength in agricultural commodities and energy but overall weakness in high-technology manufacturing and exports.

    A long but great read – the bit on 5G shows the Poverty of Vision and Incompetence of Australian Politicians both Liberal and Labor over NBN – what a Gargantuan waste of Money

    Link https://www.tabletmag.com/j#wish-arts-and-culture/281731/chinas-plan-for-global-supremacy

  60. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hello Cory, nice to hear from you but quite frankly I’d much prefer to hear about you and the AC in the newspapers or even more so on the TV.

    My sentiments entirely, Mark A.
    Last night on PM Live he had some real fire in the belly.
    He came out as equal to Latham, not an also ran.
    Time to show that to the wider world of voters now.
    How about he makes a big fuss about the Christians recently killed by Islamics?

  61. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Or he could make a good run on Islamic and leftist anti-Semitism.

  62. bespoke

    Turkey inaugurated the mansion, which is called Ak Saray, or White Palace

    LOL!

  63. Mark A

    bespoke
    #2964887, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    say something not untrue but controversial

    Like what?

    Challenge the pile-on on F Annings for one, then he can explain the AC’s policy.

  64. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hey Cory. How about openly using the word ‘hoax’ with regard to climate change and the grip such a ridiculous and anti-scientific piece of catastrophizing has on all the major parties?
    You might romp it in from those looking for a home for their votes on Saturday.

  65. None

    Islamic immigration causes violence. It is self-evidently true.

    No it isn’t Jupes

  66. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    The Cat is colourful, prolific, often very funny and actually (given the laissez faire mod policy) one of the few places where comment threads regularly offer a diversity of perspectives – though you’d wonder at the possibility of masochistic tendencies in some of the lefty regulars.

    — Geoff Honnor

  67. struth

    Hey Mark A, that was well timed

    My letters to these pollies are getting more like my comments here

    So, who cares,

    I would love to support you further Mr Bernardi, however I am loath to.

    I believe in 90% at least of AC policies.
    I admire the fact that you left the liberals who turned left when you were not willing to.
    I think that you are a fine, decent fan, and speak well.
    However, you preach to the converted.

    You of course know, as I (I was a leader of the convoys of no confidence, and in other areas have had much to do with media and it’s bias) that a Trump (peace be upon him) approach is required.
    You must draw the media to you by means of baiting them so you can fight, or else you’ll be stuck on Sky preaching to the converted forever.
    The votes of the politically apathetic, right leaning voter will not be given to someone they have never heard of.

    Bring down the sky, so to speak.
    Our PM declared the shooter to be right wing!!!
    Seriously, you should be all over that like a mad woman’s shit, if you’ll pardon the course language.
    But did it get your attention?

    The truth of the matter is this.
    People , due to the propaganda of the left, believe Hitler the white supremacist was right wing.
    A socialist was what he called himself and a socialist is what he was in behaviour.
    Yet , people conflate white racism with the right, when nothing is further from the truth, because of “NAZIS”

    Call Hitler a lefty, or do something similar.
    They’ll come out to destroy you on it, and you’ll have more publicity than you could hope for.
    Just one idea.
    And Hitler was a socialist.
    That’s why socialists to this day are still anti-semetic.
    Nothing has changed.
    I find it funny when people’s only excuse for Hitler being right wing is that he let private ownership remain, (yet very much controlled the means of production) while they like to point to the success of socialist states like Norway, who also have private business ownership.

    Again their hypocritical logic is all over the place like a mad woman’s shit!!

    I’m just suggesting one subject to hang your hat on, although the Hitler lie has caused the right much grief and we are experiencing it again now.

    But at this stage, in these desperate times , a certain senator Anning from QLD, who I note you have not sided with, is better known than you, and as a QLDer, who agrees with what he says, and mostly what you say, I’m going to back the bloke with the ability to Trump (peace be upon him) the media.
    PS, didn’t you go to the states and watch Trump (peace be upon him) and learn anything?

    God Love you Cory, but I’m suspicious you are just too bloody nice, and too much of a gentleman for this game.
    In saner times you would have made the best PM we have ever had, I’m sure of it.
    These times are far from sane.
    I wish you all the best , and you’ll still be voted for way before the Uni parties, but I’m not a rich man any more, (small business owner) and must be careful who gets my political donations.
    Again all the best.
    Come out swinging and You’ll have my money, support, volunteering etc.

    I think you are a great bloke, and I wish you every success.

  68. cohenite

    From last thread:

    bespoke

    #2964823, posted on March 20, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Toxic masculinity.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1108053760700502019

  69. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Animal cruelty societies will be down on them like a ton of bricks.

    So one hopes. More likely though is that they would support euthanising your cat or dog for the planet. No sacrifice is too great, etc, for this is the level of cult behavior that the population now endorse.

  70. stackja

    notafan
    #2964893, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:37 pm
    Stackja

    Was her royal highness calipha erdogan really lecturing lesser mortals on materalism?

    really

    Yes! She is above lesser mortals!

  71. Top Ender

    Thanks for the Port Moresby update DD. Was there a couple of years back.

    It has been pointed out a lot in the last 50 years that PNG’s enemy is tribalism. Seems to be keeping on, keeping on.

    MSM journos are not much interested as a) can’t blame white colonialists much anymore; b) too dangerous, and c) not many good hotels etc.

    Interesting that a 3rd world hellhole is on our doorstep and we don’t much mind.

  72. cohenite

    Islam is not a race, it is not an ethnicity. It is a politico/social/(quasi) religious belief system.

    Islam is a military ideology run as a cult; it is a blight on humanity; the capitulation and deference to islam by the leaders of the West, with a few exceptions, primarily Trump, is indicative of the malaise of the West through subversion by the left.

    Whew, that’s a mouth-full.

  73. Mark A

    Most important for Cory to get mentioned on the 4 main TV stations.
    Sky is not watched by the majority.

  74. jupes

    No it isn’t Jupes

    Are you saying that Islamic immigration does not result in violence None?

    Give us an example of where.

  75. cohenite

    Meanwhile:

    Speedbox

    #2964878, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    A Christchurch businessman has appeared in court on charges of distributing footage of one of the mosque shootings.

    Philip Neville Arps, 44, had his application for bail declined when he appeared in the Christchurch District Court today, The New Zealand Herald reports. He was remanded in custody until his next appearance on April 15.

    Arps, who runs an insulation business, faced two charges of distributing the livestream “of the multiple murder victims at the Deans Ave Mosque”. The alleged offending occurred on March 16, the day after the shootings at two Christchurch mosques, in which 50 people died.

    The charges have a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

    In court, Arps was handcuffed and dressed in blue T-shirt, track pants and socks. His arms were heavily tattooed.

    Yet one can still find images of isis atrocities on the net. This is seriously fucked.

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I suppose the vegans will leave poor little Chirrup the Budgie (not in bird-lover Hairy’s house btw but in our ambit) and Stormy the Siamese Fighting Fish alone. They don’t eat much and its mostly vegetarian, although the occasional insect is also consumed.

  77. cohenite

    None

    #2964908, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Islamic immigration causes violence. It is self-evidently true.

    No it isn’t Jupes

    Yes it is.

  78. JC

    Jupes

    How sure are we that it’s the religion rather than the ethnic group that tends towards violence. What I mean is .. lets take Afghanistan. Do you think the people there would have been tamer if they were say Hindu or Christian?

  79. stackja

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2964905, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    I have already voted. AC got 9 ,10, below the line.

  80. Tailgunner

    Is Brenton Tarrant a banned word here yet?

    [Now it is. Sinc]

  81. Boambee John

    Joe Hildebrand

    Indeed, the only language they can engage with is that of dumb slogans and street clashes.

    But enough about Antifa …

  82. Tailgunner

    Martin Bryant.
    And the above.
    The phonetics are unmistakable.
    They are sock puppets from the same mind.

  83. struth

    How sure are we that it’s the religion rather than the ethnic group that tends towards violence. What I mean is .. lets take Afghanistan. Do you think the people there would have been tamer if they were say Hindu or Christian?

    Most definitely.

    And a lot less FGM, etc.

  84. Tailgunner

    MatrixPrime, get in here!
    These Bastards leftus on the dead thread.

  85. notafan

    They are sock puppets from the same mind.

    whose mind Tailgunner

  86. JC

    Gunner

    I don’t believe the name is banned, but personally I would never use the evil prick’s name.

  87. notafan

    That’s a 23 year gap you got there

  88. notafan

    Why JC are you wearing a hijab too?

    The whole he who cannot be named is so very harry potter

  89. Tailgunner

    Struth – that letter to your cuck MP was disappointing, man…
    Did you at least put some crushed up Coleswortyh paracetamol in there?
    We need to be more Dothraki I believe.

  90. Boambee John

    Wax my ass,
    Scrub my b alls.
    The Cow has risen,
    Provide Milk.

    Bit gay? I wonder if Beta Beto’s cow is actually a bull?

  91. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Islamic immigration causes violence. It is self-evidently true.

    No it isn’t Jupes

    which country does not have issues with muslim migrants?

  92. dover_beach

    How sure are we that it’s the religion rather than the ethnic group that tends towards violence.

    What are Muslims up to in North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, on the Arabian peninsula, in Persia, Kashmir, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Southern Philippines, and Indonesia? We can’t pin whatever it is on any possible shared ethnic background, surely.

  93. Eyrie

    So New Zealand now has political prisoners. What have we come to?

  94. Tailgunner

    whose mind
    That evil boffin guy in the Bourne films.
    #praiseMoloch

  95. OldOzzie

    Here’s What Every Button on a Modern F1 Steering Wheel Does

    The steering wheel is one of the most complex pieces of an F1 car. Here’s how it works.

  96. Percy Popinjay

    Goose Morristeen after his showdown with Erdogan and Squalid Ali.

  97. JC

    Tell you what really concerns me going forward. Gatwick airport was closed for around two days or so because of drone sighting around the airport. It was never found out who was responsible. Authorities, just can’t. I think there will be more of this crap in the future and airlines will be taken down with drone swarms. It could cripple plane travel.

  98. notafan

    You left out Southern Thailand and Western Malaysia DB

  99. petals (or pedals), the new fangled technology that lets us take photos/videos and instantly send them around the world is here to stay. It will only get better.

    I know, it’s like printing presses in the hands of the peasants and literate peasants. Reading stuff that is most inappropriate.

    Get used it. Banning stuff eventually leads to revolt*.

    * #3 of Rambler laws

  100. Mater

    I don’t believe the name is banned, but personally I would never use the evil prick’s name.

    If we start go down this path, we are going to starting mixing them up.

    “You know, the evil bloke who ran Russia…the one after the one who died in 1924, you know the one several before the current one!”

    “You know, the evil bloke who ran North Korea, with the bad haircut. No, his father!”

    Guys, I don’t mean to be rude or controversial, but this de-identification stuff is kind of childish and smells a little like virtue signalling.

    Leave it for the Harry Potter books….”He who must not be named!”

  101. Snoopy

    JC
    #2964925, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm
    Jupes

    How sure are we that it’s the religion rather than the ethnic group that tends towards violence. What I mean is .. lets take Afghanistan. Do you think the people there would have been tamer if they were say Hindu or Christian?

    Then explain why the Buddhist tribes of what is now Afghanistan became Muslim if they were just as bloodthirsty.

  102. JC

    notafan
    #2964940, posted on March 20, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Why JC are you wearing a hijab too?

    The whole he who cannot be named is so very harry potter

    Naa. I just think these freaks want publicity and their name getting about. Fuck’em and don’t use their name. Cross them off that they even existed. Of course, don’t forget the act though.

  103. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Bit gay? I wonder if Beta Beto’s cow is actually a bull?

    stick insect

  104. Tom

    I meant to mention this last week: as I predicted with no enjoyment, leftism is killing Australia’s only dedicated sports radio station, Melbourne’s SEN, which was taken over just over a year ago by sports content aggregator Crocmedia, owned and run by sports journo Craig Hutchison.

    One of Hutchison’s first acts on installing himself as SEN’s chief executive was to hire sanctimonous ex-ABC knowall Gerard Whateley as his star attraction, at a cost of millions.

    That was a classic misreading of the market, the 15-year-old station’s audience and the talent.
    Whateley is indeed a good sports caller, but the reason Fox Footy’s AFL 360 – four nights a week in the footy season – is a hit is that Whateley is cleverly paired with the Herald Sun‘s chief football writer Mark Robinson as the on-air talent.

    Robinson is the ultimate tabloid journo, with his ear to the ground and an acute sense of what is news for a mass audience. He is everyman – the audience’s representative on the show – and has a great sense of humour.

    But the other half of the Odd Couple pairing is a nerd with the personality of a pot plant. Add to that the fact that he is a leftard knowall and SEN’s radio audience would run the other way if he was presented as a solo act.

    Which they’ve now done.

    Under Hutchison’s management, SEN’s ratings have not only collapsed, but Whateley’s 9am-to-midday weekday primetime slot is now SEN’s worst performer with a cellar-dweller rating of just 2.2 (compared with market leader 3AW’s 14.4) or an average of just 16,000 listeners – around 40% of what the slot used to rate when it was run by Kevin Bartlett, an entertainer and a showman, who’s been demoted to the Drive slot (which nevertheless still outrates Whateley).

    As far as I know, Hutchison isn’t a leftard, but he surrounds himself with leftards, like Dr Turf (John Rothfield), one of the Drive presenters who he has convinced to take a stake in SEN’s ownership.

    Leftism kills media businesses and SEN, through Hutchison’s foolishness, is now well on the way to oblivion.

  105. JC

    Snoopy. it’s a question, not a statement. Calm the fuck down.

    ——–

    Dover, fair point. I’ve always considered the mid east and North Africans to be the same people give or take. I’ve always also considered them to be massive drama queens.

    Certainly, you see extremist violence in places like Indonesia, but the people appear to be more docile than say drama queen mid-easterners.

  106. cohenite

    On the contrary Tarrant and his fucked manifesto should be held up to public scrutiny and ridiculed. Censorship fucks any society.

  107. Old Lefty

    A friend has just pointed out the following on the jury from a Guardian article of 27 Feb entitled ‘Inside the Pell trial’

    ‘Nine men and five women were sworn in, among them a church pastor, a mathematician, a chef and a schoolteacher.’

    That explains a lot. The pastor was probably either a hot-Prot who thinks Rome is the whore of Babylon, or a Uniting Church type who gets his theology from the Da Vinci Code. The rest would be either hipsters or, in the case of the teacher, a public-sector teachers; union Stalinist.

  108. dover_beach

    Mid-east and North African are not ethnically the same at all. You can’t even say that about each region itself.

  109. Eyrie

    JC, last I heard it isn’t even certain there ever were any drones at Gatwick.

  110. Speedbox

    OldOzzie

    Two great posts .

  111. Snoopy

    JC
    #2964965, posted on March 20, 2019 at 5:20 pm
    Snoopy. it’s a question, not a statement. Calm the fuck down.

    So I see you agree with me. It’s the religion, not the ethnicity.

  112. JC

    Mid-east and North African are not ethnically the same at all

    Genetically they are . They’re pretty similar.

    This is the first genetic anthropology study on Arabs in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. The present meta-analysis included 100 populations from 36 Arab and non-Arab communities, comprising 16,006 individuals, and evaluates the genetic profile of Arabs using HLA class I (A, B) and class II (DRB1, DQB1) genes. A total of 56 Arab populations comprising 10,283 individuals were selected from several databases, and were compared with 44 Mediterranean, Asian, and sub-Saharan populations. The most frequent alleles in Arabs are A*01, A*02, B*35, B*51, DRB1*03:01, DRB1*07:01, DQB1*02:01, and DQB1*03:01, while DRB1*03:01-DQB1*02:01 and DRB1*07:01-DQB1*02:02 are the most frequent class II haplotypes. Dendrograms, correspondence analyses, genetic distances, and haplotype analysis indicate that Arabs could be stratified into four groups. The first consists of North Africans (Algerians, Tunisians, Moroccans, and Libyans), and the first Arabian Peninsula cluster (Saudis, Kuwaitis, and Yemenis), who appear to be related to Western Mediterraneans, including Iberians; this might be explained for a massive migration into these areas when Sahara underwent a relatively rapid desiccation, starting about 10,000 years BC. The second includes Levantine Arabs (Palestinians, Jordanians, Lebanese, and Syrians), along with Iraqi and Egyptians, who are related to Eastern Mediterraneans. The third comprises Sudanese and Comorians, who tend to cluster with Sub-Saharans. The fourth comprises the second Arabian Peninsula cluster, made up of Omanis, Emiratis, and Bahrainis. It is noteworthy that the two large minorities (Berbers and Kurds) are indigenous (autochthonous), and are not genetically different from “host” and neighboring populations. In conclusion, this study confirmed high genetic heterogeneity among present-day Arabs, and especially those of the Arabian Peninsula.

  113. C.L.

    [An acquittal of Pell]* very unlikely. A system so corrupt and manipulated that it can deliver such a verdict, will not allow it to be overturned.

    My instinct is to agree and I’ve said so several times.
    However, allowing the Pell case to become a precedent frightens even these very elites.
    That’s because they know it can very quickly and spectacularly be used against them too.
    For example, a law clerk makes a report to police. A supreme court judge r-aped me during a three minutes recess – in the stationary cupboard next to his chambers – and I’ve a dead friend who was there.
    ————
    Per Peter Wales’ latest in Quadrant.

  114. Snoopy

    amok[uh-muhk, uh-mok]
    EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN|IDIOMS
    SEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR amok ON THESAURUS.COM
    noun
    (among members of certain Southeast Asian cultures) a psychic disturbance characterized by depression followed by a manic urge to murder.

  115. JC

    So I see you agree with me. It’s the religion, not the ethnicity.

    Are you doing crack? I asked an open question. It wasn’t a statement! You ask questions to gain knowledge…. unless it was leading/rhetorical question, which it wasn’t.

    Sit this one out and head to the back of the class. Now!

  116. Snoopy

    Those SE Asian cultures all have one thing in common.

  117. JC

    JC, last I heard it isn’t even certain there ever were any drones at Gatwick.

    Which is also a bit of a worry. They don’t know, or they’re hiding their hunch in case it caused serious problems.

  118. jupes

    How sure are we that it’s the religion rather than the ethnic group that tends towards violence. What I mean is .. lets take Afghanistan. Do you think the people there would have been tamer if they were say Hindu or Christian?

    100% sure.

    Every border on Earth where Islam meets the kafur there is violence. Sure some Muslim cultures are more violent than others e.g. the Indons are not as violent as the Afghans but they still are violent. Very violent. Don’t forget he fuckers killed 88 Aussies in Bali a few years ago.

  119. Eyrie

    Besides it isn’t that hard to build your own SAM. After the practice our Middle Eastern friends have had with explosives, drone controllers etc.
    When I was a teenager a few of us built a 4 foot long rocket weighing 20 pounds fuelled. Proper con-di nozzle. 12 pounds fuel. Burn time 0.25 seconds, 400 g. max altitude 20,000 feet. Book was in WA State Library system. “Rocket Manual for Amateurs” by a retired US Army Lt Col.
    I was ignition systems engineer. Blew the back end off the first one so went easier on the pot chlorate and icing sugar around the torch globes with the smashed glass. Even had dual ignition.
    We never had that much success but Mark 2 was last seen in horizontal flight at about 50 feet heading east, rapidly disappearing from view in a would be pine plantation north of Perth. We never found it.
    I have an old photo somewhere of a budding group of von Brauns.

  120. rafiki redux

    bespoke
    #2964887, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:33 pm
    say something not untrue but controversial

    Like what?
    “The time has come for a serious look at nuclear power. It’s clean, green and we have enough uranium for a long time. We have identified Neilson Park, Vaucluse as a potential site for a boutique power plant. “

  121. OldOzzie

    Releasing cladding list ‘a risk to state security’

    Rachel Baxendale
    VICTORIAN POLITICAL REPORTER


    The Andrews government says that releasing a list of buildings with highly flammable cladding would “damage the security of the state of Victoria”, despite its health department publishing a list of hospitals clad with the same dangerous material.

    The Victorian Building Authority this week cited the potential for arson and terror attacks in refusing a freedom of information request to make a list public, prompting the tenants’ union to accuse the organisation of leaving renter safety at the mercy of landlords.

    Coalition planning spokesman Tim Smith said he took the VBA’s point regarding the danger of publicising the building’s locations, but highlighted a “double standard” regarding hospitals.

    “I’ve been respectful of that, except for the fact that they did publish the list of hospitals that had cladding … I think it was 10 hospitals, and that’s still on the Health Department’s website,” Mr Smith said.

    “I take their point with regards to arson and terrorism, but they still can’t guarantee that every resident, living in an apartment complex that’s clad in dangerous material, knows that they’re living in a dangerous building. They can’t guarantee that.”

    Mr Smith accused the VBA and the government of “bureaucratic buck passing” at the expense of community safety, saying combustible cladding was a “ticking time bomb”.

    Following England’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 and a 2014 blaze which saw fire race up 13 storeys of the Docklands Lacrosse building in 10 minutes, the Andrews government appointed a bipartisan cladding taskforce led by former Liberal premier Ted Baillieu and former Labor deputy premier John Thwaites.

    Last month, after yet another dangerous cladding fire at Spencer Street’s Neo200 building, Mr Baillieu revealed 360 buildings which had been deemed high risk were receiving “maximum attention” from the VBA.

    After weeks of deliberations, the VBA this week refused a freedom of information request from The Australian for the list of high risk buildings, claiming “disclosure of the document could reasonably be expected to cause damage to the security of the State of Victoria.”

    “The document you have requested … may … disclose the location of buildings with compromised fire resistance and an increased vulnerability to arson and terrorist offences,” a VBA spokeswoman said.

    Tenants Victoria policy officer Natalie Rutherford said the VBA’s refusal to make the list public highlighted problems for tenants trying to find out about potential dangers in their homes.

    “If landlords tell you nothing, you have no protection,” Ms Rutherford said.

    “A tenant is at the mercy of their landlord, and that’s not something that should continue.”

    A spokeswoman for Planning Minister Richard Wynne said the government was aware that a lot of renters lived in apartments, and that renters tended to move more often than owners.

    “That’s why the VBA is working with owners corporations so there is regular, ongoing communication with tenants about fire safety,” the spokeswoman said.

    “The government is also looking at how we can better communicate with tenants to minimise fire risk across all apartment buildings.”

    Councils were this week stripped of their responsibility to remove cladding, with the VBA now overseeing the work.

    This may take up to two years to complete and the government is under pressure to offer some kind of financial assistance for owners to make the changes.

  122. Snoopy

    You ask questions to gain knowledge….

    Correct. You’ve been schooled at no cost to yourself. You should be grateful, not angry.

  123. calli

    Nine men and five women were sworn in, among them a church pastor, a mathematician, a chef and a schoolteacher.’

    That explains a lot. The pastor was probably either a hot-Prot who thinks Rome is the whore of Babylon, or a Uniting Church type who gets his theology from the Da Vinci Code.

    Not so sure about that. However, other jurors may have looked to him for expertise that he would not have had. And it takes a lot of humility to confess “I do not know”.

    I find his inclusion very troubling.

  124. JC

    100% sure.

    Do you think it’s the religion or they haven’t kept up though? European borders were also violent up to a few hundred years ago… leaving aside WW1 &2.

  125. Arky

    Remarks have been made by Turkish President Erdogan that I consider highly offensive to Australians, and highly reckless in this very sensitive environment,” Mr Morrison said

    ..
    Offended eh?
    I doubt Erdigan gives a shit how you feel. That only works against western softcocks.

  126. notafan

    Islam also attracts converts who seem to jump straight into violent jihad

    Neil Prakash, Jake Bilardi those two that got droned in Yemen to name but a few

  127. JC

    Snoop

    Are you having one of those all to regular psychotic episodes. What’s with all the aggression and “I know what you really think”..misreading.

    Back of the class please. Now!

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    Releasing cladding list ‘a risk to state security’

    Sacrifices have to be made to save the world from fake global worming eh Dan?

  129. jupes

    Robinson is the ultimate tabloid journo, with his ear to the ground and an acute sense of what is news for a mass audience. He is everyman – the audience’s representative on the show – and has a great sense of humour.

    He’s a massive lefty though. Takes the PC line on every issue even appearing more left than Whately on most issues.

  130. bespoke

    Mark A
    #2964917, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    Most important for Cory to get mentioned on the 4 main TV stations.
    Sky is not watched by the majority.

    Don’t get my wrong I agree Cory needs some fire but if he went full Anning the groupies would pull up there skirts and hide.

  131. JC

    ‘sactly. I’ll call you when I think you’re required.

  132. min

    Just seen a photo of the murderer in Auckland where he is now. All I can say is he is not a tall man ,in fact he seems quite short. Now there is a problem for you.

  133. JC

    All I can say is he is not a tall man ,in fact he seems quite short. Now there is a problem for you.

    Yes, we know .

  134. jupes

    Do you think it’s the religion or they haven’t kept up though?

    The religion. Compare Lebanese Christian to Lebanese Muslim immigrants to Australia.

  135. Arky

    First you can’t say n*****.
    Then you can’t upset the f**s by saying f*****.
    Now we can’t name actual people.
    Fuck off.

  136. thefrollickingmole

    Arky

    Were you looking in the mirror when you said it??

  137. bespoke

    Sussex Police have been criticised for their handling of the investigation. An employer of one of the suspects said he was at work when the incidents took place and accused the force of ignoring his attempts to contact them regarding the alibi. He told a newspaper that “Although there was a complete lack of evidence, the police ripped his house apart. I know this will mentally destroy him … Sussex Police have really dropped the ball on this”. The police had arrested the couple after learning they were drone enthusiasts who lived close to the airport.[18] In a statement, the couple said they felt “completely violated” by the police and media intrusion into their lives.[27] Speaking to the BBC on 29 December 2018, Giles York, the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, said he felt sorry for the couple, but thought their arrest was justified.[28] No further arrests were made.[29]

    This vilification and harassment has got to stop. We demand equal air time and a rep in parliament. Plus free pizza.

  138. dover_beach

    Genetically they are . They’re pretty similar.

    In conclusion, this study confirmed high genetic heterogeneity among present-day Arabs, and especially those of the Arabian Peninsula.

    JC, I don’t think you read that correctly. Even so, genetics is not ethnicity.

  139. Mark from Melbourne

    Tom, on SEN, you are missing the other shining star which is Maher’s afternoon collapse – down by the same amount as “Whateley” albeit from a slightly higher base.

    Another lefty pontificator getting the turn-offs he richly deserves.

    Both of them devoted an inordinate amount of time today to some AWFL lass who had mean things said about her on Twitter (who’d’a thunk it!!??) because of some picture or other of her kicking. I turned off twice *in both segments*, which is how I know how long it all rambled on for.

    They have damn near lost me entirely, and I was a constant listener in the car. When they were talking about actual sport.

  140. struth

    If horse face had used Brenton Tarrant’s name it would be biased in doing so for the simple fact that whenever a mussie attacks and they can prevent the name Mohammed, or similar from letting us know who they are they refuse to say their names.
    The difference is they decide not to tell anyone at all, not a couple of Days later, after they’ve told us his complete life history and what colour jocks he has on.

    Isn’t it amazing when a man is killing yelling Allah ackbar they can’t seem to find a motive, yet they’ve decided this blokes motive even when he claimed the opposite.
    He quite distinctly said that the politics that comes closest to his ideology was communist China, yet they can work out he’s actually Donald Trump’s best mate, and a right wing extremist!!!!!

  141. Overburdened

    John Wayne and current westerns.
    Walter ‘Killer’ Kawolski and modern professional wrestling.
    Now dead hippies and Byron Bay.

  142. Arky

    We are going go need a lot more asterixses before this shit is over.

  143. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The alleged offending occurred on March 16, the day after the shootings at two Christchurch mosques, in which 50 people died.
    The charges have a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

    Yet one can still find images of isis atrocities on the net. This is seriously fucked.

    So how was this man supposed to know, just the day after, that distributing this vid was illegal?
    Wasn’t it still up for general viewing then anyway? I looked at enough of it on the day to gauge that I didn’t need to see anymore, as it was like being inside a truly macabre video game. In fact though you couldn’t see a lot other than empty places and a huddle of people at the far end of a room, and it wasn’t as impactful on me as one ISIS vid I saw that Helen mentioned of men kneeling beside a river being beheaded and their bodies tumbling into the water, and another vid of men being shot one by one in a line up. Those were completely detailed visually and quite awful. So was the one of many young women huddled dead in a shower recess in some Baghdad brothel; very disturbing indeed. The most dreadful was the young girl cut in two by a truck attack. All must have been linked on the Cat, btw, as I don’t go elsewhere. If these are available on the WWW the worst has already been done. I recall us discussing at the time whether this material should be here or not, with the general view being that a terrible evil was done and we should know just how casually and brutally such evil was done; testamentary memorials, in a sense, as with the US photos and film of concentration camp victims. The difference between the latter images though and the terrorist ones is that terrorists proudly film for propaganda purposes (just as the Nazis did too).

    I think charging these people in NZ for these offences is counter-productive. A simple warning and a request to remove offending vids in the name of good taste and consideration for the deceased would do.

  144. Roger

    The pastor was probably either a hot-Prot who thinks Rome is the whore of Babylon, or a Uniting Church type who gets his theology from the Da Vinci Code.

    If UC, I think you mean not Da Vinci Code but Das Kapital.

  145. Bruce in WA

    We are going go need a lot more asterixses before this shit is over.

    Yep, a few pint-sized Gallic warriors with a magic strength potion could conceivably come in handy!

  146. C.L.

    Jack the Insider has devoted an entire column to a few obscure bozos on YouTube who said oafish things about Christchurch. Jack, we love you but you’ve signaled enough virtue. Take a smoko.

  147. Overburdened

    It appears that the new thread continues where the old one left off.
    Suggestion.
    Argument Lotto.
    Write down an issue that you know will get the usual protagonists ready to fire.
    All written entries will be put into a hat and a subject randomly drawn out and argued about for a day.
    The issue would be getting enough different issues to debate about.

    This may require people to send letters.

  148. Cassie of Sydney

    “bespoke
    #2965004, posted on March 20, 2019 at 5:42 pm
    Mark A
    #2964917, posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    Most important for Cory to get mentioned on the 4 main TV stations.
    Sky is not watched by the majority.

    Don’t get my wrong I agree Cory needs some fire but if he went full Anning the groupies would pull up there skirts and hide.”

    Cory Bernardi has a great product with the AC but he either doesn’t know how to sell it or just isn’t wanting to sell it. We are crying out for politicians with fire…..that’s why Pauline does well. Also, a wee bit of notoriety doesn’t do a movement any harm. Trump understood all of this in 2016 when he was campaigning…..and that’s why he was successful. He was fired up and he fired up people. I’m not saying that Cory Bernardi should do a Fraser Anning but I can guarantee you that now more Australians know who Fraser Anning is than they do about Cory Bernardi and the AC. What the AC should do is what Trump did and does….you manipulate the biased media and its incessant hatred of you to get attention and garner followers.

  149. thefrollickingmole

    The Un Zud bail decisions are a worrying precedent for denial of liberty.

    Heres their “guiding principles”.

    Guiding considerations
    The presumption that a person is innocent until proven guilty is fundamental to criminal law. When determining whether to grant bail, a court must therefore balance competing interests.

    On one hand, a court must not unnecessarily keep people in custody who may later be found not guilty.
    I assume they arent pre judging guilt??

    On the other hand, a court must take into account that certain people who have been charged with or convicted of offences may pose a risk of harm to the community
    Are they running with “making a video uploadable = harm to the community?

    , that they may offend again if bailed
    Bail can be made conditional, the general presumption is if you can impose conditions to satisfy or massively reduce the risk of reoffending you probably should.

    , or that they may fail to appear before the court if not kept in custody.
    I dont think that will be the issue.

    In determining whether or not to grant bail, a court has to balance the individual liberties of the person charged against the interests of any victims, the effective administration of the criminal justice system, and the safety of the wider community.

    Individual liberties = 0 in this case, it appears there is nothing and no condition which would satisfy the courts that any one of the above reasons for denying bail is applicable.

    Obligation to release a person unless just cause for detention exists

    Even where a person is not bailable as of right, they may still be released on bail at the court’s discretion. The court must release such persons on reasonable terms unless it is satisfied that there is “just cause” for their continued detention. In determining whether “just cause” exists, a court must take into account whether there is a risk that the person may fail to appear in court, interfere with witnesses or evidence, or offend while on bail.

    Section 8 of the Bail Act 2000 also lists other factors the court may take into account when making this assessment. They include (but are not limited to) the following:

    the seriousness of the offence with which the person has been charged
    the seriousness of the punishment that could be imposed
    the strength of the evidence
    the person’s character and past conduct, particularly proven criminal behaviour
    whether the person has a history of offending while on bail
    the likely length of time before the matter goes to trial or a hearing; and
    any other special matter relevant to the circumstances

    These matters are relevant because, in some cases, a person remanded in custody may spend more time in prison waiting for trial than they would serve if ultimately convicted.

    The court must also take into account the views of any victim of an offence. Where a person has been charged with breaching a protection order, the court’s paramount concern will be the need to protect the victim of the alleged offence.

    In effect because the charges laid attract a massive potential sentence they will be denied bail.

    Compare and contrast….
    Kim Dotcom avoids jail after bail hearing

  150. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Every border on Earth where Islam meets the kafur there is violence. Sure some Muslim cultures are more violent than others e.g. the Indons are not as violent as the Afghans but they still are violent. Very violent. Don’t forget he fuckers killed 88 Aussies in Bali a few years ago.

    muslims dealing with breakaway Ahmadiyya sect in indo. read the comments

  151. Empire 5:5

    Just seen a photo of the murderer in Auckland where he is now. All I can say is he is not a tall man ,in fact he seems quite short. Now there is a problem for you.

    I guess that explains why the spent brass miraculously disappears, or defies the laws of physics in the vid.

  152. Arky

    Stop this appalling pedanterasty Bruce.

  153. MatrixTransform

    So how was this man supposed to know, just the day after, that distributing this vid was illegal?

    Objectionable Content …

    on 19/Mar/2019 we have evidence that you watched a Paul Joseph Watson video.
    on 20/Mar/2019 you liked a tweet by Trump.

    How do you plead?

  154. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #2965030, posted on March 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    Jack the Insider has devoted an entire column to a few obscure bozos on YouTube who said oafish things about Christchurch. Jack, we love you but you’ve signaled enough virtue. Take a smoko”

    I don’t love Jack the Insider…..I have always found his writing “turgid” but I have noticed over the last few months that he has become increasingly unhinged. Today’s article is cretinous….clutching at straws to smear people. Pathetic.

  155. Speedbox

    ……drone enthusiasts who lived close to the airport.

    If I remember correctly, they lived about 8kms away. Ok, drones can fly that far or they could have operated it from a closer location, but if an 8km circumference around Gatwick was the inner ring, there could have been dozens of potential drone operators resident in that circle.

    Those people were arrested because plod needed to arrest someone to show they were doing something and were serious. And, after all that, neither the drone (if it actually existed) or any other possible perpetrators were apprehended.

  156. Bruce in WA

    Stop this appalling pedanterasty Bruce.

    Sorry. Mea cupola.

  157. Snoopy

    don’t love Jack the Insider…..I have always found his writing “turgid”

    +1

    It’s too obvious he has to try hard.

  158. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I find his inclusion very troubling.

    +1
    Best to keep representatives of other religions out of it as having capacity for undue influence.

  159. Old Lefty

    Careful, Snoopy @6.16. . If you share the common assumption that all Buddhists are gentle and peace-loving, try asking a Burmese Rohinya or a Sri Lankan Tamil (Hindu or Christian).

  160. Arky

    What? You are a cupholder?
    You are not making any sense.

  161. Overburdened

    OL
    You are right.
    They need to be sorely tested and if they decide to engage they are whole hearted.

  162. Cassie of Sydney

    “on 19/Mar/2019 we have evidence that you watched a Paul Joseph Watson video.
    on 20/Mar/2019 you liked a tweet by Trump.”

    It’s coming…just like winter….you also forgot the charge…

    “on 20/Mar/2019, we have evidence that you read and commented on a far-right, hard-right, nazi site called Catallaxy Files”

    Judge to Cassie….How do you plead?

    Cassie to Judge…Guilty Your Honour.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We have identified Neilson Park, Vaucluse as a potential site for a boutique power plant. “

    Oh goodie. I can include it in my health walks.

    In the UK we lived for a month similarly close to the Heysham Nuclear Power Plant on the edge of Morecambe Bay. There was a holiday caravan park next door to it. We stayed in a hotel on the Morecambe promenade about one mile away. Met some interesting nuclear engineers there at breakfast.

  164. jupes

    If you share the common assumption that all Buddhists are gentle and peace-loving, try asking a Burmese Rohinya

    Sure, Buddhists are definitely not the peace-loving hippy types they are often assumed to be.

    Nevertheless just because the Rohinya got their arse kicked by the Burmese doesn’t mean they aren’t typical Muslims who are the cause of their current problems. They attacked 30 police stations on the one day and the Burmese did what every nation should do when Muslims start killing the locals. They booted them.

  165. Cassie of Sydney

    “Old Lefty
    #2965046, posted on March 20, 2019 at 6:15 pm
    Careful, Snoopy @6.16. . If you share the common assumption that all Buddhists are gentle and peace-loving, try asking a Burmese Rohinya or a Sri Lankan Tamil (Hindu or Christian).”

    Buddhists are certainly not all gentle, peaceful types…….however I do understand the Buddhist antipathy towards the Rohinga.

  166. Confused Old Misfit

    Arky,
    FF to 06:50 approx

  167. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In fact, we’re even closer to Neilson Park than we were to the aging Heysham plant.

    I never gave it a second thought when we lived there. Just an accepted part of life. Wouldn’t like to see anyone convince my Vaucluse neighbours of that re their precious greenery though. Go, Cory. 🙂

  168. Old Lefty

    Re the appeal, CL .

    The following is from Justice Kidd’s sentencing statement, with my comments in italics in square brackets:

    ’26 You then committed further indecent acts with J. You told J to take off his pants and you started touching his genitalia with your hands. [Note the plural: hands.] This is charge 3 on the Indictment. While this was occurring, you began touching your own genital area with your other hand. [For this to be true, Pell would need to have three hands!] These acts occurred over a minute or two. This is charge 4 on the Indictment. Both charges 3 and 4 are Indecent Act charges.’

    Surely even a Victorian court will have to quash this; it is surrealist nonsense. If they don’t, the High Court, which as presently constituted belongs to the black-letter school, almost certainly will. As I understand it, the High Court bench are not minded to accept sloppy drafting or excuses along the lines of ‘what the judge really meant to say was’, ‘like, whatever, like, you sorta kinda like know what I mean, like’ or even, pace Danny DeNuto, the Vibe.

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    Catching up from the OF.

    It would appear our fearless leader is ‘offended’ and has called Erdogan’s threat to send Australian tourists home in coffins ‘reckless’. A comparison in called for.

    In 732 the Umayyad Caliphate decided to extend his holdings beyond Spain, and invaded what is now France. The bloke running Aquitaine decided to let one Charles Martel, OIC of a large part of France known as Austrasia (I know right? Look it up if you want) that the Mussies were 70K strong, had finished raping mademoiselles in Narbonne and were headed north.

    Martel recalled his army from cutting Saxons’ arms off in the east, marched them over mountains rather than roads where they’d be discovered and plonked them square in the path of the approaching horde, with his infantry formed up in a series of mid-sized forests. The Mussies couldn’t go around them, and to avoid having to stay there for the fast-approaching winter charged them full on.

    This was the first occasion that infantry survived and conquered repeated charges by heavy cavalry. Then some them heard a (factual) rumour that Frankish scouts were raiding their loot from their supply chain, and turned back to rescue same. Their leader wore a Frankish battleaxe to the face trying to stop them, and it became one of the greatest routs of all time. Seven days later the Mussies’ remainder were back in Iberia.

    250,000 goat riders died that day.

    Martel was clever, bloodthirsty, ruthless and knew how to deal with a clear threat to the people he was responsible for. Result – France saved from the death cult for 1500 years.

    Morrison is offended. Result – well, watch the news.

  170. Arky

    looking at an old lexus at the lights.
    Nothing sadder than an old luxo barge.
    Seeing the silly shit people paid tens of thousands extra for because they have to be special.

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    25,000 goat riders. Sorry – wishful thinking.

  172. Cassie of Sydney

    “Martel was clever, bloodthirsty, ruthless and knew how to deal with a clear threat to the people he was responsible for. Result – France saved from the death cult for 1500 years.”

    And now look at who leads France……how the West has fallen.

  173. vlad

    Therefore, I think we can safely say that the notion of the political ‘dog whistle’ is a lie entirely used by Leftists to spread calumnies against their political opponents.

    My favourite example of a (supposed) “dog whistle” was John Howard’s election campaign slogan “For all of us.”

    According to Noel Pearson (and others) this was a nod and a wink to middle-class whites that JWH would govern for them alone. Ri-ight.

  174. C.L.

    Jack the Insider also names three women who, he piously argues, said The Wrong Thing about Christchurch. One is Lauren Southern who probably has a support and security network to protect her from Muslim killers. The other two are obscure citizen ravers who are now just a little bit more famous and a little bit more vulnerable thanks to News Corp.

  175. Overburdened

    Part of the deal with Buddhists and most non euro religions is observance day to day of the teachings.
    This contrasts with rattling the plate on Sunday after being a prick all week.
    As the good book says, if the food is hot etc.

  176. Overburdened

    Martin L King and the discourse in USA.
    Nelson Mandela and South Africa.
    Eric Blair and 2019.

  177. Knuckle Dragger

    Evidently we are saved. Morrison has sent our heaviest hitter to speak to Turkey’s Foreign Minister.

    Marise Payne.

    I was waiting at Darwin Harbour today, expecting to wave goodbye to the Turkish Ambassador as he was marched to the boat ramp with a litre of water, a Mars Bar and a map to Jerusalem and a dinghy, and told to fuck right off.

    Needless to say, I was disappointed.

  178. C.L.

    Homosexual white supremacists stopped after threatening schools …

    Four more schools in Birmingham have stopped teaching about LGBT rights following complaints by parents.

    Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders programme until an agreement with parents was reached.

    Earlier this month the city’s Parkfield Community School suspended the lessons after protests were held.

    Campaigner Amir Ahmed said some Muslims felt “victimised” but an LGBT group leader said No Outsiders helped pupils understand it is OK to be different.

    In a letter seen by the BBC, Leigh Trust said it was halting the lessons until after Ramadan, which finishes in June.

    The schools involved are Leigh Primary School, Alston Primary School, Marlborough Junior and Infants School and Wyndcliff Primary School.

    BBC: LGBT lessons row: More Birmingham schools stop classes.

  179. JC

    This contrasts with rattling the plate on Sunday after being a prick all week.

    Last year, I went to church for the first time in ages. I was robbed around 90 bucks. The plate came around three times and I felt like a scourge not handing over cash. However, I only had 50s and and 20s in my wallet. I reluctantly released two bricks and then I almost cried over the 50. I felt I couldn’t exactly make change from the plate or people would think I was stealing and would end up as a Curb Your Enthusiasm skit with Larry David.

  180. vlad

    Egg Boy has said he won’t be making a statement to police, without which (apparently) the wallopers can’t charge Anning. He has also said all moneys raised for him online will go to Christchurch charity.

    His family has thanked the media for respecting their privacy, whatever that means.

    I’d say the bottom line is the phone’s been running off the hook and Egg Boy and his family want their life back.

    Lesson. Learned.

  181. Arky

    Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders programme until an agreement with parents was reached.

    ..
    You really have to feel sorry for the gays.
    They have reached their high water mark and will be abandoned by the progressives for more, errrr… insistent minorities.
    Sorry guys, if we have to choose…

  182. Knuckle Dragger

    Hey, where’s the spastic herder gone? Wait a minute:

    *peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*

    Here boy! Whooooosagood doggieyesyouarrrearen’tyou?

    Whoa. Wait! Stay boy. STAY!!!!!!!

  183. Baldrick

    If you share the common assumption that all Buddhists are gentle and peace-loving, try asking a Burmese Rohinya

    The Rohingyas natural allies are the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. They deserve to get their arses kicked.

  184. jupes

    Evidently we are saved. Morrison has sent our heaviest hitter to speak to Turkey’s Foreign Minister.

    What’s the bet she wears a hijab.

  185. vlad

    looking at an old lexus at the lights.
    Nothing sadder than an old luxo barge.
    Seeing the silly shit people paid tens of thousands extra for because they have to be special.

    That’s what I think whenever I see (a) a Merc; (b) personalised numberplates; (c) personalised plates on a Merc. I see a lot of all three.

  186. Nick

    Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders programme until an agreement with parents was reached.

    I’m actually warming to the idea of a caliphate, plenty of upsides.

  187. dover_beach

    ’26 You then committed further indecent acts with J. You told J to take off his pants and you started touching his genitalia with your hands. [Note the plural: hands.] This is charge 3 on the Indictment. While this was occurring, you began touching your own genital area with your other hand. [For this to be true, Pell would need to have three hands!] These acts occurred over a minute or two. This is charge 4 on the Indictment. Both charges 3 and 4 are Indecent Act charges.’

    Old Lefty, and what of hand that had to remain holding the vestments up during this entirely fabricated incident? Pell had to have at least three or four handsgiven the claims made by J.

  188. Siltstone

    I’d say the bottom line is the phone’s been running off the hook and Egg Boy and his family want their life back.

    More likely that if he tries it on with Anning then even the corrupt VicPol have to charge him with assault (the person who threw an egg at Gillard, and missed, was charged).

  189. thefrollickingmole

    The dream…
    https://www.change.org/p/parkfield-community-school-show-your-support-for-birmingham-teacher-andrew-moffat-s-no-outsiders-programme
    Andrew also runs a “Parkfield Ambassadors” after-school club that creates opportunities for children at his school where 99% of students are Muslim to meet others of different races, religions and cultures around Birmingham.

    In May 2016 Ofsted awarded the Parkfield School ‘Outstanding’ status, recognizing Andrew’s project as a strength, saying: “The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength and permeates the school’s work. This is an inclusive school that celebrates diversity.”

    In November 2017 Andrew was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen for services to equality and diversity in education.

    Programmes like “No Outsiders” are more than ever needed to ensure future younger generations learn about acceptance and respect of others.


    The reality.
    https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/03/14/parkfield-suspends-no-outsiders-lessons-lgbt/

    Parkfield primary school in Birmingham has suspended an inclusive diversity programme in an apparent U-turn after weeks of anti-LGBT protests.

    The school has faced protests from Muslims and evangelical Christians who are opposed to lessons that teach children about LGBT+ people.

    
    A number of parents reportedly pulled their children out of school over the issue, demanding the school scrap the No Outsiders programme run by gay assistant headteacher Andrew Moffat.

    Note the almost entirely dishonest inclusion of “evangelicals”, when the school body is apparently 99% muslim…

    They just cant help themselves.

  190. C.L.

    Old Lefty, and what of hand that had to remain holding the vestments up during this entirely fabricated incident? Pell had to have at least three or four hands given the claims made by J.

    Wasn’t he also smoking a cigar?

  191. Tel

    And now look at who leads France……how the West has fallen.

    As far as I can tell, Antifa is running the place at the moment, while dodging amongst the yellow jackets. They are bloodthirsty and ruthless so that’s some of the way to being a Charles Martel.

  192. Shy Ted

    From the Crime Classification Manual of the FBI – mass murderers –
    Filled with an annihilating rage at everything he blames for his failure, he explodes in a burst of devastating violence that wipes out everyone within range. Once they have finished slaughtering, their own fate is a foregone conclusion. If they don’t commit suicide or contrive to be killed in a shoot-out, they will often surrender without a fight, allowing the state to dispense the inevitable punishment that, one way or another, puts an end to their intolerable existence. Since his intention is to blow away as many people as possible, the mass murderer almost always uses firearms.
    Brenton Tarrant wore combat camouflage clothes –
    PSEUDOCOMMANDO — This type is usually a stockpiler of guns, assault rifles, grenades, and other exotic weapons. Their attack is usually the result of careful planning and a desire to lash out against the world which is “not right” in some way. Victims are usually selected at random, and this type of offender may be quite geographically mobile. It’s believed that something about the social world these offenders inhabit may be criminogenic, but gun collecting in itself is not to be construed as any warning sign.
    Which seems to be pretty accurate.

  193. Snoopy

    Channel Nein bint claims the Turks were victorious over Australia in WWI.

    Ignorant xunt.

    FMD.

  194. Knuckle Dragger

    The Burmese Rohyingas are masters. At burning down neighbouring villages and raping their women, and then screaming like little bitches to Amnesty International when they cop a bit of the same.

    Don’t be fooled by Buddhist monks either. Violent bastards they are, when they have to be.

  195. Armadillo

    I think we should have another crack at Gallipoli. This time with a battalion of Morose Giraffes.

    Fuck em. Show no mercy.

  196. Atoms for Peace

    I think it’s time to unleash the cartoonists and let them have a crack at the clownrunning Turkey. He has a very thin skin when it comes to ridicule. Also, FWIW, get ready for war grave desecration is my prediction. Very predictable in some parts of the world.

  197. Shy Ted

    The Dumb and the AWFL lady player and the kick and people admiring her “athleticism” meanwhile wishing she was their girlfriend – diverse panelist says “she was made to feel unsafe in her workplace”. Bye bye to the SCG, MCG, WACA. Welcome to the Sydney Cricket Workplace, Melbourne Cricket Workplace, Western Australia Cricket Workplace. Please God let me be invited to a dinner and be seated on the same table as these f wits.

  198. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    No Outsiders. Geez, for a minute there I thought there was another sort of Sleeping Giants attack on our own Outsiders program and that our own Leigh was involved. Then I came out of a screen dream and realized it was a piece in reference to Britain. As I read not down the thread but back up thread the explanatory item tends to come in after the ripostes have been riposted. 🙂

    Alphabet ideologies meet Islam. The contradictions are mounting.

  199. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They just cant help themselves.

    They can’t admit that the school was virtually without students due to parent action.
    ‘a number of parents reportedly pulled their children out of school’ is the best they can admit to.

  200. Shy Ted

    From MichaelSmithNews – NZ Deputy PM/Foreign Minister Winston Peters off to Indonesia and Turkey . 2 coffins please, deliver to Turkey ASAP. When coffins have been filled, please deliver to Ann Rexic Horseface, Parliament House, New Zealand.

  201. Shy Ted

    Best bluddy site on the web our Cat is.

  202. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    cooking, cooking, cooking, and watching Bolt. I like our new ‘open plan apres renos’ which lets me watch TV from the stove, provided I turn around and stop stirring the pan. Peter Ridd story on now. Something on Sleeping Giants (the pictures of them) promised soon.

    burning, burning, burning is a risk though. 😀

  203. Bruce in WA

    Letter in this morning’s West Australian. Check out the tone of the self-righteous arsehat:

    Gun buyback
    It is time again for a gun buyback, give back or take-back. It doesn’t matter how we get the guns, they must be taken off the streets. The gun lobby won’t be happy but who cares. Also, check all registered gun owners. They should have to have a good reason to keep the guns.

    R Goodhew, Address supplied

    Perhaps the “They should have to have a good reason to keep the guns.” is the reason why WAPOL is sending letters to people over 65 demanding they prove they still use the firearms. Apparently, over that age you’re incompetent and unfit to own a firearm.

    Incidentally, you facile twat, I have owned firearms for over 50 years; they are not “on the streets”. Or do you think crims are going to magically hand theirs in?

  204. Overburdened

    JC
    Best to avoid such places unless you are committed I reckon.

  205. Overburdened

    On the upside, the local priest rector minister whatever with no disrespect would have felt a bit indulged, and good on him.
    Or her.
    I don’t know.

  206. thefrollickingmole

    That Pom version of “safe schools” for junior pioneers…

    Check some of the worrying “guidance” on how to talk about the booklist.

    Its well worth a look through.

    Year 6.
    What is freedom of speech? Should everyone have freedom of speech? Is there a time when someone should be denied freedom of speech?

    yr2/3/4
    At the start of the story, why did the colours think they couldn’t be friends? Why do the colours say at the end, “Being different is the best thing ever!”? How are we different in our class? What can we learn from this book?

    yr 3/4
    If you hear someone behaving like Red, what can you do? If you don’t feel able to speak up at the time, who can you tell?
    ..
    yr 2/3 (I think)
    What does transgender mean? (We are all assigned a gender at birth. Some people feel different to the gender they were assigned at birth; they live as the gender they identify with)
    Student led activity: whole class: watch the CBBC “My Life” series episode 1 “I am Leo” on youtube . 28 minutes long, very positive and perfect for understanding about life as a transgender child.

    yr 1
    What was Thomas worried about? What does Errol say when Tilly says she knows in her heart that she is a girl teddy? (Errol says, “I don’t care if you’re a girl teddy or a boy teddy! What matters to me is that you are my friend!”) Does this change their friendship?
    What can we learn from Errol?


    No age
    Read Dad, David, Baba Chris and me. Why does Ben want so much for David and Baba Chris to adopt him? What do David and Baba Chris do to show they love Ben? How does Ben feel? What happens when Ben goes to Junior school- what word is he called? What does “gay” mean?

    no age

    If Tiny joined our class we would need to reconsider how we use pronouns. We use them every day without thinking, but we also say at our school, “There are no outsiders” so we need to change our behaviour and our language to make sure Tiny does not feel like an outsider.
    .
    but, for example, which toilets would Tiny use? If we make Tiny use the boys or girls toilets are we discriminating against Tiny?

    About 50% diversity & anti bullying mixed with 50% female penis and male vagina crap….
    What is it with the lefty mob and needing to access kids genitals?

  207. Notafan

    Next make sure you have some 5c coins handy next time JC

    Then you can square up.

  208. Shy Ted

    Headline from one of the naughty sites – That’s right New Zealand, disarm your citizens so during the next Islamic terror attack (which you know is coming), more people will die.
    Commenters say –
    The Adern government didn’t allow an amendment to NZ gun laws to get off the ground last year. Would not have saved them from this but shows how hypocritical they are.
    And
    Disarming the citizens is the typical knee-jerk reaction of left-wing governments. Subjugate us, deprive us of our self-defence, then leave us flailing while the police force becomes first ineffective, then subsumed by sharia law. I have watched this pattern emerge in Sweden, Germany, Canada, the UK, and more recently, our sister country across the ditch (Australia). It was only a matter of time before New Zealand followed meekly in their footsteps, especially with Airhead Ardern at the helm.
    And on it goes.

  209. Tailgunner

    would end up as a Curb Your Enthusiasm skit with Larry David.

    Lol, good stuff, J, C

  210. Tailgunner

    5c coins

    JC, would you bend down to grab a $2 coin?
    😀 😀

  211. Knuckle Dragger

    Latest confirmed response times from Christchurch:

    Response at mosque – 5 minutes.

    Shooter apprehended – 21 minutes.

    Arrival at station – 36 minutes.

    If nothing else, it’s an indication for those unaware how long and drawn out critical incidents can seem.

  212. Snoopy

    So what will SloMo do if the Caliph refuses to walk back his coffin comment?

  213. rickw

    Australians are absolutely to stupid to survive.

    Just drove past a mosque, known and proven exporter of jihadists to ISIS, front fence covered with flowers.

    Beyond comprehension.

  214. Overburdened

    Tom
    In response to your invitation at the top of the thread, they’d have to hold your legs.
    KD doing it right the first time is a bit of a winner.

  215. Helen

    I am with skymesh via skymuster and wasn’t blocked from anything – town and Telstra on the phone might have been a different thing, though.

    I saw some of it, enough to ascertain it was real. And that he did not seem very professional. A lot of ammo just sprayed aorund. I felt a bit sick, like I used to with the first 5 heifers I flank spayed but after that – I guess I have become hardened to horror over the past few years. it did not affect me emotionally as much as the guilty verdict and the sentencing of Cardinal Pell did, the dog got off the chain there for a good while.

    I have tried to keep away from the sactimonious victimhood by proxy that has been raging. I do not know where we go I cannot see how this will wash out, we just have to ride it out. Stay strong, stay sane.

  216. JC

    Snoopy
    #2965140, posted on March 20, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    So what will SloMo do if the Caliph refuses to walk back his coffin comment?

    A few things. Discuss it with European countries and ask them to pressure the prick to apologize. I’m sure the Trump administration would have something to say.

  217. Snoopy

    Shooter apprehended – 21 minutes.

    I heard that the car which rammed Tarrant’s Subaru was from a rural station outside Christchurch.

  218. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    250,000 goat riders died that day.

    apparently if you make a comment in approving of this in the Yu Kay you would likely be arrested.

  219. Shy Ted

    David Thompson outdoes himself today. Most recent two articles are classics.
    Reflecting on my life, thinking I was young, stupid and drunk on far too many occasions, now I realise I was an artist. Read the comments and follow the links. I won’t be able to sleep tonight for laughing, crying, cringeing and completely giving up on the next generation.

  220. bundyrum

    Hey head prefect, hope you enjoyed putting those short arms into those deep pockets.
    But i can’t understand your resentment, it is cheaper than the jizya you are longing for?

  221. JC

    Australians are absolutely to stupid to survive.

    Just drove past a mosque, known and proven exporter of jihadists to ISIS, front fence covered with flowers.

    Beyond comprehension.

    You see this love and altruism particularly in the Anglo side of the country… and particularly the old middle class gals. They are polite to a fault and appear to have never experienced any hardship in their lives. They also listen to their grand kids about gerbil warming. We’re not far off being the equivalent of those critters on the Galapagos islands . not having any fear because there are no predators….. until there are!

  222. Snoopy

    Discuss it with European countries and ask them to pressure the prick to apologize.

    The media is describing SloMo as ‘slamming’ Erdogan.

    I’m offended. Sniff

  223. bundyrum

    Snoopy, the only slamming that may happen is if fatty Marise Payne falls in the turkish delight.

  224. Snoopy

    I’m sure the Trump administration would have something to say.

    He’s already been accused as being responsible for the attack. Why should he stick his head out for Alexander Downer’s employer?

  225. Roger

    Ardern says the shooter’s ideology is an import to NZ.

    Evidently unaware of a report to a security committee two years ago that warned a “right wing” extremist terrorist act was “inevitable” in NZ.

    To not be across this information post-Christchurch is inexcusable.

  226. Steve trickler

    Snoopy
    #2965104, posted on March 20, 2019 at 7:10 pm
    Channel Nein bint claims the Turks were victorious over Australia in WWI.

    Ignorant xunt.

    FMD.

    Is she is on social media? Someone should send her this clip.



    The original clip from the movie on Utube has the Turks speaking with Australian accents. I prefer the above.

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