Thursday Forum: April 11, 2019

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  1. Spider

    At least Morrison’s election pitch is not we have a plan to develop a plan around planning. 😁

  2. mullumhillbilly

    missed podium by thaaaaaat much

  3. Confused Old Misfit

    Ok, tres!

  4. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/r2LpOUwca94

    It started out as a goodbye note to the old thread and is now a hello note on the new one.

  5. memoryvault

    Go fourth young man.

    But he came fifth and was disqualified.

  6. Spider

    Scomo should have a huge calculator which counts off every time Shorten or his minions mention the “big end of town”.

  7. jupes

    Blood ‘n’ Guts Sneath and her all-girl officer cadre at HMAS Albatross.

    Blood ‘n’ Guts is a beneficiary of the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s report, commissioned in 2012, to drive cultural change in the ADF. One of her recommendations was that:

    [Defence leadership] should review and redesign the practice of selecting the most senior strategic leadership positions in the ADF from a broader group of meritorious candidates, particularly women.

    The Defence “leadership”, of course, agreed to all the SDC’s recommendations, so now we have the case of a female military lawyer being given command of a unit that she should never have been even considered for. In more rational times lawyers were only brought in at the end of hostilities to prosecute the enemy, not given unit command.

    Well one things for sure. The SDC has driven cultural change alright.

  8. jupes

    Rugby Australia’s Integrity Unit is looking into the matter, and Folau could face sanction if he is ruled in breach of the players’ code of conduct

    Israel Falau has more integrity than everyone else in Rugby Australia combined.

  9. JC

    Not only was she freaking gorgeous, but she also worked for the Resistance.

    She was one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actresses. But Audrey Hepburn had a role that few knew about: spy.

    And unlike the characters that she portrayed on screen, playing this part could literally mean life or death.

    The maddeningly private actress, who died in 1993, had dropped hints about her work with the Dutch Resistance during World War II, and now a new book puts the whole story together, providing an in-depth look at her life during the conflict.

    Robert Matzen, author of “Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II” (GoodKnight Books), combed secret files, talked to Hepburn’s family and tracked down diaries to uncover new information.

    The biggest surprise to many will be Hepburn’s work with the Dutch Resistance against Nazi occupation. She certainly seemed an unlikely hero.

    https://nypost.com/2019/04/09/hollywood-legend-audrey-hepburn-was-a-wwii-resistance-spy/

  10. cuckoo

    Not only was she freaking gorgeous

    She sure was, but strangely unsexy. Even in a nun’s habit.

  11. C.L.

    JC, it must be Wifey with the native American link.
    Your people come from the Boot; that’s a long way from Pocahontas.

  12. C.L.

    Gab has always had Sinclair wrapped around her little finger.

  13. JC

    I think so too, CL. She’s Scots -Irish and they had more of a shot in creating that unusual mix than the other lot.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    I for one am quite happy that areff’s pic of Blood ‘n’ Guts Sneath and her ‘team’ has been consigned to the old fred forgettery.

    From the look of that God-awful coven, a good root and a green apple would kill the lot of them.

  15. feelthebern

    Every day a rugby fan dies.
    Every day a Fortnite fan is born.

  16. Leigh Lowe

    Dude, it may not be me, or it could be both of us.. I won’t be here tomorrow evening until Saturday, as we’ll be heading to temple. I’m also getting fitted for a yamaka… just in case it’s me.

    Listen up JC.

    A Chewish skull cap is a yamulke.
    yamaka is a popular brand of Japanese motorbike.

  17. calli

    Ta Gabstar.

    It was getting hot and sweaty and bare feet odoury on the old OT. I’ll pop it in some OxyAction so it can be re-used.

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    According to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, it is considered the height of bad luck to kill an albatross.

    HMAS Albatross. A protected species.

    The irony is not lost.

  19. Tom

    Top one million! (PS: I’m disappointed Gab’s puppy dog Doomykins gave up so easily on his quest to get 3000 comments on the Wednesday Forum.)

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    Scooter plague strikes Paris.

    Uber launches electric bikes, scooters in Paris (10 Apr)

    US ride-hailing group Uber said Wednesday that it would start deploying electric bikes and scooters for rent on Paris streets as soon as this week, joining a crowded market which city officials have vowed to rein in.

    Initially 500 of its Jump bikes and 500 scooters will be rolled out, before Uber extends the programme to Paris suburbs and other French cities.

    They will be so-called “dockless” rentals that can be picked up and left anywhere, a system that has proved a headache for residents who often find them blocking pavements or strewn across the city’s picturesque squares.

    An estimated 15,000 scooters operated by several companies have flooded the French capital since their introduction last year, a number projected to surge to 40,000 by the end of this year.

    I wonder when the famed Paris car-BQ chefs will apply their cuisine to these things?

  21. feelthebern

    Folau has contract terminated.

  22. John Constantine

    Eyrie’s post on using off road diesel fuel to power the generator that charges the battery car that uses the road makes you hope for a loophole to beat the State.

    The left of course will simply charge road tax on all diesel use to save the planet and rewild Australia.

    Comrades.

  23. feelthebern

    I wonder how much of his 4 year contract he’ll be paid out.

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    Aaaaand Rugby Australia just terminated Israel Folau’s contract.

    Spineless, pasty, virtue signalling surrender monkeys.

    The code should be outlawed in this country. We don’t deserve it.

  25. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fat cats!

    Too many pets are packing on too many pounds (10 Apr)

    The annual survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), released in March, showed 60 percent of cats and 56 percent of dogs in America were classified as overweight or obese.

    “We’re seeing more dogs and cats falling into the obesity category, and that’s where the greatest risk lies,” said Dr. Ernie Ward, a North Carolina veterinarian who founded APOP in 2005.

    We now have a thing called the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Malthus must be spinning in his grave.

  26. calli

    The problem on the Venerable and Lengthy Old Open Thread was all the blood and guts. Well, more guts really.

    Of the meaty type, not the intestinal fortitude variety. Such that they formed a trip hazard in the dark.

  27. feelthebern

    That’s a precedent that Rugby Australia will have to hold themselves to.
    Now Folau walks back into the NRL.
    The Bulldogs are rumoured to first in line.

  28. calli

    Quoting the Bible in a private social media account will now lose you your job.

    Australian Rugby is dead to me.

  29. feelthebern

    Australian Rugby is dead to me.

    If they play non-boring rugby I’ll watch it.
    Unfortunately, the Wobbly’s haven’t played exciting rugby for the last decade.

  30. Slayer of Memes

    Australian Navy stopped from attending Anzac dawn march at Greenwell Point because of OH&S: It’ll be too dark, they may trip.

    Good thing any hostile countries will only ever attack us during daylight hours…

    …and not use ammo, since that may cause hurties…

    Royal Australian Navy personnel are banned from marching at an Anzac Day dawn service amid fears they could trip over in the dark

  31. mem

    Mr Rush, brilliant actor has won his case in court! Why am I so pleased, Because I am a woman and dread the day that men will start suing me for the number of times I have battered my eyelids or given the come-on in an inappropriate way.

  32. Infidel Tiger

    My God.

    Folau will have a very good court case if he wishes.

    Rugby is now over in this country.

  33. Knukcel Dragger:

    From the look of that God-awful coven, a good root and a green apple would kill the lot of them.

    Any of the senior lot able to pass the BFT?

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    Damn straight ftb. RA will be a shrivelled husk in 12 months.

    Watch what happens when the Wallabies go out in straight sets in the World Cup.

    Folau knew what he was doing – he’d been warned for the same thing before. He’s (IMO) told the RA, who make millions from him every year in corporate sponsorship and ticket sales, to piss off and sacrificed millions of his own future earnings for his personal beliefs.

    Well done that man.

  35. Tom

    Folau has contract terminated.

    He’s in the cell next to Pell. As decreed by the atheist ruling class.

  36. woolfe

    Folau will probably stay with Union but go to France.

  37. calli

    What to do? My valiant little grandson follows a family tradition of playing with a lion heart. I can’t abandon the little fellow. His character is forming with every tackle and ruck and run and kick.

    On my wall is a signed victorious Wallabies jersey from the World Cup. On the corner of the frame hangs a cap – to “calli” from John Eales.

    How the mighty have fallen. Shame on you, you spineless tools.

  38. JC

    President Trump on Wednesday signed two executive orders that will make it harder for states to block the construction of oil and gas pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns.

    Trump is God.

  39. Infidel Tiger

    Folau will make far more in Europe and Japan.

    Hope the ARU also sack his team mates who liked the post.

    We must return rugby to its pure white, private school boy roots.

  40. feelthebern

    Folau will probably stay with Union but go to France.

    Unlikely.
    The pentecostal religions are bigger in western Sydney than they are in Frogland.

  41. C.L.

    As a Christian, I dislike Folau’s AOG ultraism.*
    As an Australian, I’d stand by his side and very proudly.
    ————–
    * That said, his style of preaching should not be caricatured too readily as “pentecostal” (code for extreme in the dumbed-down parlance of secular elites). Until contemporary (read gutless) times, every preacher in this country from the most genteel Anglican divine to the most orthodox Redemptorist enlivened their homiletics with goodly servings of brimstone. It has its place.

  42. Knuckle Dragger

    Winston,

    Maybe the dude second from left. The rest of them are pure tuck shop lady arms (bingo wings, if you prefer) specialists whose primary skills appear to be teenage boy haircuts and fitting seven chocolate eclairs at once into their putrefying gobs.

    Between then they own an estimated 750 cats.

  43. Eyrie

    Military lawyers can be useful. Minefield clearance comes to mind.
    If we aren’t going to use counter battery fire on rocket launch sites and also saturate any likely escape routes,
    what’s the point of being there?

  44. calli

    Raelene Castle didn’t like the tone of Folau’s tweet.

    Another idiot wymmynses.

    It’s all about da feelz, girls.

  45. Atoms for Peace

    IT. Most of our professional sports have been infiltrated by social justice warriors and have been transformed into covens of scolds.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Code that is now less popular than womynz soccer terminates it’s only star’s contract.

    Fuck me it’s a helluva time to be alive.

  47. C.L.

    What to do? My valiant little grandson follows a family tradition of playing with a lion heart. I can’t abandon the little fellow. His character is forming with every tackle and ruck and run and kick.

    On my wall is a signed victorious Wallabies jersey from the World Cup. On the corner of the frame hangs a cap – to “calli” from John Eales.

    How the mighty have fallen. Shame on you, you spineless tools.

    God, that really sums it up in a confronting way.
    Indeed – what do you tell the valiant little unionists?
    Probably something about how mobs like to bully people; don’t join a mob.

  48. feelthebern

    We must return rugby to its pure white, private school boy roots.

    Most private schools in Sydney are heavily populated by our northern friends.
    & they aint playing rugby.

  49. Infidel Tiger

    The left ruin everything. Absolutely everything.

  50. Helen

    Hey, Morro does ad with high vis will people be confused between libs and ALA (now oficially the yellow Vests?)

  51. Infidel Tiger

    Most private schools in Sydney are heavily populated by our northern friends.
    & they aint playing rugby.

    The faggoty private schools get absolutely walloped as soon as they have to mix with the darkies.

    Best we separate them.

  52. feelthebern

    Rugby is dying in Australia.
    That is a function of our changing demographics.
    As is cricket.

  53. feelthebern

    I was talking about Chinese Australians IT.

  54. Leigh Lowe

    Bandana Man smearing Folau on radio saying that he was engineering his own sacking to chase lucrative contracts elsewhere.
    Of course he will get offers from all over, which Bandana will claim as vindication.
    A couple of questions which went un-asked …
    (1) Did Bandana give Mrs Bandana a dressing down for leaving Channel Nein for more cash?
    (2) Folau doesn’t seem too fussed about money around the margins. Note that he happily gave back a free Jeep when Chrysler got four e-mails critical of him last time;
    (3) If he can attract buckets of cash elsewhere, this implies that the ARU have been under-paying him. This makes the ARU guilty of the biggest exploitation of black Pacific Islanders since blackbirders kidnapped Kanaka cane-cutters.
    (4) Folau seems at least as much motivated by great challenges as by money. Why would he set up a departure six months out from a RWC for money? Six months worth of differential in earnings, which, at age 30, he could pull for another 5-6 years at least.

    No. He has been harassed by the fat lezzo running the ARU, her entourage and ARU sponsors to the point where he doesn’t give a fuck anymore.
    Japanese club rugger supporters will love him.

  55. Knuckle Dragger

    Watch the corporate sponsorship RA is striving so hard to maintain drift away as the Wallabies become the global whipping boys of world rugby.

    RA and everyone in it will become a global laughing stock rather than just a spineless, risk averse conformity seeking Australian body.

    The swamp donkey running the show and her ‘leadership team’ will be sitting amongst the smoking ruins of what was once a perfectly operational concern, wondering what went wrong.

    Leftism. Never fails to strike, and strike home on the weak.

  56. Tom

    Amazing. The minute our enlightened 21st century atheist ruling class declares a pogrom against Christianity, the totalitarianism we expended millions of lives fighting last century returns.

  57. Tel

    Rugby is dying in Australia.
    That is a function of our changing demographics.
    As is cricket.

    Naaa, there’s one very consistent thing you can point to across all the sports that Australia was once good at: swimming, cricket, rugby, tennis … increasing government involvement.

  58. Slayer of Memes

    So Rugby Australia is going to terminate Israel Folau’s contract due to ‘homophobic’ comments…

    Meanwhile, Rugby Australia’s main sponsor, QANTAS, is in a partnership with Emirates Airline, which is owned by the United Arab Emirates government — a government which routinely imprisons, whips (or stones), and executes gays for the ‘sin’ of homosexuality…

    Will Rugby Australia also be terminating their sponsorship with QANTAS (or at least demanding that QANTAS dissolve its partnership agreement with Emirates)??

    #ItIsAMystery…

  59. Atoms for Peace

    Have the betting odds changed wrt WRC ?

  60. Infidel Tiger

    Rugby is dying in Australia.
    That is a function of our changing demographics.
    As is cricket.

    Cricket is doing very well.

    We are half call centre now and the local clubs are full of them.

    All contact sorts are dying because we are now a nation of cock gobblers.

  61. JC

    But I really don’t get it. The rugby dude basically offended almost everyone … not just gays.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    Just to be clear, unrepentant heteros are going to hell too.

    Must say it seems weird that Folau is apparently in NZ. Maybe he did want out.

  63. feelthebern

    Apart from AFL & League which have captive markets, all sports are dying in Oz as we can not compete on the global market.
    In every field, our best & brightest go overseas.

  64. Notafan

    JC no moorish heritage?

    That’ll upset someone.

  65. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2985251, posted on April 11, 2019 at 6:12 pm
    Damn straight ftb. RA will be a shrivelled husk in 12 months.
    Watch what happens when the Wallabies go out in straight sets in the World Cup.

    As I indicated above, the first thing which will follow that is the whiny little foggat from Qantas insisting on halving his sponsorship cash because of the “disappointing lack of brand exposure”.
    And, when Rae has to unload a couple of buddies from ARU HQ to match the incoming cash, she might …. MIGHT … just see the error of falling in behind these SJW whingers.

  66. Leigh Lowe

    All contact sorts are dying because we are now a nation of cock gobblers.

    I hate to be a pedant, but isn’t cock-gobbling a contact sport in itself?

  67. feelthebern

    Caught up with a couple a mates in from HK today.
    The idea of paying the rate of tax we do in Oz for what we get in return is obscene.

  68. Arky

    All sport is gay.
    Grow up, stop playing and watching children’s games and concentrate on the coming apocalypse.

  69. feelthebern

    One of my regrets is not working overseas.
    I had a opportunity in my early twenties to go down that path & I lacked the balls to do it.

  70. Black Ball

    Good evening all. I trust all are well, pasta and wine here so I am in a good spot. Sydney and Melbourne playing footy, evening is set.

  71. feelthebern

    One of my regrets is not working overseas.
    I had a opportunity in my early twenties to go down that path & I lacked the guts to do it.

  72. Helen

    Israel Folau is the real deal. Courage of his convictions. Wish we had more of him. I might make his new team my team, just because.

  73. feelthebern

    PS. B*alls is still a banned word at the Cat.

  74. Atoms for Peace

    Do any elastrator companies sponsor OZ sports? There has to be an opening there for them.

  75. feelthebern

    Israel Folau is the real deal

    Don’t get carried away.

  76. JC

    Notafan
    #2985285, posted on April 11, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    JC no moorish heritage?

    That’ll upset someone.

    lol.. Yea Jezebel will be going bonkers throwing empty liqour bottles at walls.

    There’s this:

    Broadly Western Asian & North African
    1.0%
    Click to expand and collapse this region

    It’s 1%! 🙂

    Man, she hates North Africans with an irrational hysterical vengeance. Some north African dude must have done a number on her in some way. I’ve got to get to the bottom of this.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    Cricket is doing very well.
    We are half call centre now and the local clubs are full of them.

    You can’t play 8 leggies on Australian tracks.

  78. memoryvault

    Fuck me it’s a helluva time to be alive.

    You ain’t seen nuthin yet IT.
    Wait until after the election – regardless if who wins.

  79. Tom

    All sport is gay.

    You idiot, Arky.

    Climb back into your mother’s womb.

    Life is dangerous.

  80. Black Ball

    I have noted Israel Folau has found himself in trouble for Wrongthink. So has Qantas pulled their sponsorship and will our Wallabies be flying Tiger?

  81. Roger

    The rugby dude basically offended almost everyone … not just gays.

    In this instance offence is very much taken, not given…by people who aren’t even homosexual, no less.

    Folau may be somewhat artless in the way he expresses his views and would have been well advised to stay off Twitter, but his views on homosexuality are those of historic, orthodox Christianity.

    Are we going to ban that, too?

    No doubt, it’s only a matter of time.

  82. Arky

    You idiot, Arky.

    ..
    I bet I played team sports for more of my life than you.

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘homophobic content’

    This is incorrect. I didn’t see anywhere where Folau indicated he was terrified of KY cowboys, flaming or otherwise.

    He simply indicated his belief that they would fry in Hell for all eternity.

    Big difference.

  84. Helen

    feelthebern
    #2985299, posted on April 11, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Israel Folau is the real deal

    Don’t get carried away.

    Well think about it. Who among us has the courage to say what they believe to be true and damn the consequences? Most of us are pussy footing around the PC mike double thinking every utterance in case someone hurty. It is great to see some who just says it. He is the real deal. Like we used to be, but are no longer.

  85. Slayer of Memes

    You know, one thing that has me perplexed about this ANZAC march ban for the HMAS Albatross sailors.

    Will they also be banned from marching in this year’s Gay Mardi Gras Parade??

    You know… the one that happens AT NIGHT..

    ..IN THE DARK

    Or would blaming OH&S for not turning up to that event be ‘homophobic‘…?

  86. Gay? I thought Folau ranted about gender stuff…

    That comment about drunks was however, beyond the pale.

  87. calli

    They must believe in hell.

    How peculiar.

  88. One of my regrets is not working overseas.
    I had a opportunity in my early twenties to go down that path & I lacked the guts to do it.

    Still plenty of opportunities in the Pacific rim countries,

  89. JohnJJJ

    “Rugby Australia Integrity Unit” wow! who are they?
    Anyway, as for drunks going to hell. – take it easy Izzy, Australia and the Pacific was founded by drunks.

  90. Leigh Lowe

    The upside is that, three days on from the Great Blockade, vegans are still copping an almighty pasting on soshul meeja.
    Even the conciliatory ones are getting it (although most are going with “a pox on both their houses”).
    Typical exchange …
    Vegan : “Well, there are, like, bad vegans and bad farmers too.”
    Paraphrasing the next 20 responses : “Fuck off! All vegans are total xunts (including you). Name one farmer who has broken into a vegan’s house, stolen their stuff and terrorised their kids.”

  91. No. He has been harassed by the fat lezzo running the ARU, her entourage and ARU sponsors to the point where he doesn’t give a fuck anymore.
    Japanese club rugger supporters will love him.

    He would make a motza in Japan and religious Japanese would embrace him as long as he didn’t bag Shinto ceremonies.

  92. Arky

    Try watching sport sober.
    It is mind- numbing shit. I am embarrassed by the amount of time and energy I put into useless pursuits like rugby and cricket. Idiotic waste of time.
    But go ahead.
    Go through life drunk, stupid and watching dumb and meaningless spectacles sponsored by people who are using it for mind control and an agenda you despise.

  93. Eyrie

    “The rugby dude basically offended almost everyone … not just gays.”
    Excellent. An equal opportunity offender.

  94. Arky

    And today’s sportsmen are carbon copy, boring shits.
    I went to a Melbourne Storm game a decade ago.
    They were indistinguishable in real life. looked like a field of Ken dolls in uniforms.
    Professionals.
    Not like in my childhood where rugby players came in different shapes and sizes, along with opinions and character.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    calli
    #2985314, posted on April 11, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    They must believe in hell.

    Exactly my point earlier calli.
    They hate being threatened with a punishment they don’t believe exists.
    Huh?
    The percentage of gays who are Christians … maybe 5% to 10%.
    The percentage of those gay Christians who belong to “fire and brimstone” sub-branches of Christianity … approximately 0.002%.
    The subset of the fire and brimstone Christian gays who believe Izzy Folau will be sitting in the big chair on Judgement Day …. about nought, nil, zero.

  96. Arky

    If you are a young man, my advice to you is to for-go team sport, spend your time figuring out where the women are at, and hone your game.
    And other than that, work at least two jobs and start investing.

  97. Slayer of Memes

    Zali Steggall on Twitter pumping up an anti-Tony Abbott story in the Singaporean newspaper ‘The Straits Times‘ …

    Let’s all play a game…

    Who lives in Singapore, has been vocally supportive of the man who ousted Tony from the PM-ship (only to be then ousted for turning out to be Potentially Greatest PM EVAR a complete and utter DUD like many here predicated), and has powerful enough connections to plant a negative story about Tony Abbott in the local newspaper?

    I wonder if this story will also TURN out to be a complete load of GetUp-endorsed BULLshit like all the other stories coming from that ‘source’….

    (Best correct answer wins a double chance to win the assless chaps during next week’s Q&A “Interruption Lotto”..)

  98. Leigh Lowe

    Carpe Jugulum
    #2985318, posted on April 11, 2019 at 7:01 pm
    No. He has been harassed by the fat lezzo running the ARU, her entourage and ARU sponsors to the point where he doesn’t give a fuck anymore.
    Japanese club rugger supporters will love him.
    He would make a motza in Japan and religious Japanese would embrace him as long as he didn’t bag Shinto ceremonies.

    Not a problem I wouldn’t think.
    This is about mutual respect which he would get (and give) in Japan.
    The ARU have probably been sheep-dipping him through “Diversidy and Inclusion” courses at the rate of one a week and making sure they confront him with as many Roz Ward type trainers as they can.

  99. rickw

    Royal Australian Navy personnel are banned from marching at an Anzac Day dawn service amid fears they could trip over in the dark

    We are officially living in the world’s first completely gay country.

  100. None

    We must return rugby to its pure white, private school boy roots.

    cComplete with buggering the newbies

  101. calli

    making sure they confront him with as many Roz Ward type trainers as they can.

    That’s enough to break any man.

    Cruel.

    And unusual.

  102. Arky

    Schoolboy sport is appropriate and character building. But by the time you leave school there are no more lessons in it you should not have already learnt.

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    Try watching sport sober.

    Try playing sport pissed! Once was a member of a golf club with a drinks van that used go around all the fairways during Saturday morning comp. Rounds took 6 hours. Fed up I moved to another club without a drinks truck. Rounds there took only 4 hours…

  104. jupes

    Folau’s initial tweet was this:

    Referring to an article about Tasmania’s decision to introduce gender-optional birth certificates, Folau took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to caution that “the devil has blindsided so many people in this world, REPENT and turn away from your evil ways”.

    “Gender optional birth certificates”! He is absolute correct to rail against such utter lunacy. He then followed it up with this:

    “those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent”.

    His comment accompanied an image, liked more than 8,000 times, that proclaimed hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolaters”.

    “Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your sin and come to him,”

    How the hell can that possibly be considered hate speech against homos? He just offered them advice from bog-standard Christian doctrine. It is not Folau who should be sacked but the utterly corrupt “integrity unit” as well as the rest of Rugby Australia.

    I have nothing but contempt for the modern sports bureaucrat.

  105. Tailgunner

    If you are a young man, my advice to you is to for-go team sport, spend your time figuring out where the women are at, and hone your game.
    And other than that, work at least two jobs and start investing.

    Failed chalkie, Westside Customs owner, bringing the “manosphere/PUA/redpill” to the Cat.
    In three sentences.
    Respect.

  106. jupes

    He would make a motza in Japan and religious Japanese would embrace him as long as he didn’t bag Shinto ceremonies.

    Idolaters.

  107. Buccaneer

    How is Izzy’s comment an anti gay rant? In his faith gay people go to hell. I rather suspect the vast majority of gay people don’t believe in his faith or that the are going to hell. Why does anyone care? He’s a footballer ffs.

  108. None

    Naturally none of my comments on mainstream newspaper sites are going to be posted re Folau. You know he hasn’t said anything that hasn’t been said for the last 2000 years ad nauseam ad infinitum in all sorts of permutations but suddenly poor old Rugby Australia and their sodomite sycophants are afraid of hell. It’d be far better if Folau were some sort of drug taking woman abusing fuckwit with mental health issues given that seems to be the average profile of male sports stars these days. Note that Rugby Australia and their unemployable Twitter mob don’t really give a shit if liars, fornicators and adulterers go to hell – that would wipe out the entire rugby community overnight – it’s only if the sodomites go to hell they insist does not exist. I don’t know whether to call them f****** idiots so f****** hypocrites. Not a single one of them of course will pull their kids out of religious schools or demand that their own parents be sacked. I think Folau is a little bit crazy brave and is not getting solid catechesis but I stand with him 100% and I’d rather stand next to a sportsman like him than next to another one whose own religion believes I am cat meat and would jail and beat me for not wearing a sack over my head and that you’re supposed to throw sodomites off a building or hang them and actually does.

  109. Tailgunner

    3000 comments on the Wednesday Forum.)

    It’s Happening!
    Welcome to the revolution

  110. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ironically Jacinta Ardern, who’s been defending a muscular religion which likes to drop gay people off tall buildings, isn’t happy with a muscular religion who loves and prays for gay people but says they’ll go to Hell if they don’t repent.

    Jacinda Ardern ‘totally disagrees’ with Israel Folau anti-gay social media posts

  111. Atoms for Peace

    Arky. Every youngman should also get a prenup.

  112. Roger

    Meanwhile, David Pocock is permitted to publicly comment via Twitter on any social issue or enviro-religious concern he wishes to, as is his right.

    That same right to free speech is apparently not to be afforded to Israel Folau by Rugby Australia without him forfeiting his right to play.

    This is extraordinary censorship. I hope he takes then to the cleaners.

  113. Arky

    Organised sport was always about conformity.
    Now that the conformity is coming from the left we can see it for what it is: a mind numbing bore.
    Don’t mourn it: take the opportunity to expand your horizons.
    Leave the black arm bands, rainbow unicorn rounds, boofheads and media hype behind without looking back.
    Very invigorating and freeing.

  114. memoryvault

    Does anybody know offhand the likely penalty for going into the local branch of Westpac next Monday and proceeding to trash the place with a large crowbar or sledge hammer?

    Serious question. I’ve run out of alternatives.

  115. Old School Conservative

    calli
    #2985254, posted on April 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm
    What to do? My valiant little grandson follows a family tradition of playing with a lion heart. I can’t abandon the little fellow. His character is forming with every tackle and ruck and run and kick.

    Stay the course.
    Keep supporting grassroots rugby – it’s the game they play in Heaven and will outlast the cloud of gloom circling around at the elite level of the game.
    By the time your little lion is another John Eales (the player, not the member of RA), Raelene Castle’s era of dysfunction will be a distant and forgotten nightmare.

  116. Arky

    Failed chalkie

    ..
    Twenty years of successfully teaching in one of the states toughest schools.

  117. Black Ball

    Is Ardern going to wear arseless chaps in solidarity of homosexuals Bruce of Newcastle?

  118. Jannie

    Its a sad time for rugby and the Wallabies. I never thought I would feel this way, but it looks like I’m barracking for Ireland this RWC. Damn the Nannies for all time.

  119. Dr Fred Lenin

    Leigh Lowe Re Vegans , a diet of vegetables is prone to causing farting ,will vegans be abolished like the farting cows ? Now we know milk comes from supermarket cool cabinets ,where are the blockaders going to come from when the vegans are gone ?

  120. Roger

    Twenty years of successfully teaching in one of the states toughest schools.

    We thank you for it, arky; and “states ” requires a possessive apostrophe.

    😉

  121. None

    Absolutely Buccaneer in fact F—u is a little bit wrong in that it’s not h—-sexuals who go to hell in Christian teaching – being same-sex attracted is neither here nor there it’s a disorder – but men running around b*ggering men certainly is as is women running around m*sturb*ting other women with or without foreign objects. B–dhism, J–aism, H—uism, Isl-m all proscribe h-m-sexual activity. I’d say traditional Aboriginal religion isn’t exactly enamoured
    of the idea either.

  122. Arky

    I may be being a bit over the top on sport.
    For sure is sport has a place.
    very important for young men to test themselves out against others.
    And adult sport can be both fun and a good example to youngsters. But the modern era is a blight.
    Professionalism and media packaging started the decline. Progressivism is finishing it off.
    Look elsewhere for the required moral lessons and pumped up kicks.

  123. None

    Don’t know memoryvault but I’m happy to help
    I don’t know what your issue is but is there a banking Ombudsman? That usually gets their attention.

  124. Gab

    On a different topic, any parents interested in sending their children to a school that offers classical education (Classical Trivium, which is comprised of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric phases) as well as teachings on traditional liturgical devotion?

    If so, apply here https://newmanacademy.org.au/#one

  125. Arky

    Twenty years of successfully teaching in one of the states toughest schools.

    No, it doesn’t.
    Read it again. Australia has more than one state.

  126. Slayer of Memes

    How is Izzy’s comment an anti gay rant? In his faith gay people go to hell.

    Not just in his faith, but also in another one that, ironically, is championed by LGBTIQWERTYAAAAAAPians as being ‘the most feminist (and peaceful) of religions’ yet also, it should be noted, executes people for the ‘sin’ of homosexuality’ in another country where the government owns a major airline which has a partnership contract with Rugby Australia’s main sponsor…

  127. Roger

    Its a sad time for rugby and the Wallabies. I never thought I would feel this way, but it looks like I’m barracking for Ireland this RWC.

    Scotland for me, on account of family ties.

    Once they’re knocked out I’ll lose interest.

  128. memoryvault

    Australia has more than one state.

    True Arky. But your sentence doesn’t.

  129. Arky

    Roger is now parsing that sentence to correct and make it grammatical if it refers to all the states.

  130. Slayer of Memes

    Twenty years of successfully teaching in one of the states toughest schools.

    Isn’t that also Numbers’ main source of pride…?

  131. Mater

    Does anybody know offhand the likely penalty for going into the local branch of Westpac next Monday and proceeding to trash the place with a large crowbar or sledge hammer?

    Are you vegan?

  132. memoryvault

    I don’t know what your issue is but is there a banking Ombudsman?

    Don’t know, None, but if there is they would take ages to do anything.
    This has dragged on for two weeks now, it’s very distressing, and I’m at my wit’s end.

  133. Roger

    No, it doesn’t. Read it again. Australia has more than one state.

    OK, in which case I think it would be states’.

    Don’t sweat it.

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking for Cats with an interest in military matters. Transcribing my great uncle’s diary. He was with 2/32nd Battalion, at Trig Point 22, Egypt, , on 17th July, 1942 where the battalion lost heavily, being reduced to three under strength rifle companies, totaling some 300 men. He witnessed the annihilation of 2/28th Battalion at Ruin Ridge – the battalion went into action with 800 O.R’s and thirty three officers strong, and came out with five officers and 138 men. I’ve still got El Alamein to go…

  135. Confused Old Misfit

    Does anybody know offhand the likely penalty for going into the local branch of Westpac next Monday and proceeding to trash the place

    I wouldn’t!
    Could be jaily.
    I felt like doing that to the local NAB branch recently.
    Compromised by moving all my business and money to another bank.

  136. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #2985366, posted on April 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I may be being a bit over the top on sport.
    For sure is sport has a place.
    very important for young men to test themselves out against others.

    Not just the contest.
    Properly coached it teaches the value of teamwork, acceptance of defeat (even when luck or contentious officiating plays a part), grace in victory, persistence when all seems lost and the value of good preparation and practice.

    And adult sport can be both fun and a good example to youngsters. But the modern era is a blight.

    That is not just a new thing.
    I can recall players in park cricket in the 1970’s and 1980’s mimicking the Chappell brothers or Dennis Lillee, and generally making complete arses of themselves in a Saturday arvo park match.

  137. Arky

    Isn’t that also Numbers’ main source of pride…?

    ..
    So what?
    I can walk down the street in one of the states toughest places, walk in to any one of a huge number of businesses and see adults I had a hand in teaching, engaged in productive work.
    For sure, it is that none of them can put together a grammatical sentence, but that isn’t my fault.
    English teachers are shit.

  138. Bruce of Newcastle

    Black Ball – You really shouldn’t give people mental images like that…

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Keep supporting grassroots rugby – it’s the game they play in Heaven …

    Really?
    Well, they have no gay players then.
    They all play in a hotter place.

  140. JC

    He’s totally fucked. You don’t mess around with the deep state and not expect reprecussions.

    Police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement Thursday.

    Assange has been living at the embassy since 2012 when he sought refuge there.

  141. Buccaneer

    The Izzy thing is a great distraction from the last week of crazy lefty shenanigans. I wonder if they’ve actually worked out that the polling is closer than they thought?

  142. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ouch!

    Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno said: “Ecuador is a generous country and a nation with open arms.

    “Ours is a government respectful of the principles of international law, and of the institution of the right of asylum.

    “Getting or withdrawing asylum is a sovereign right of the Ecuadorian state, according to international law.

    “Today, I announce that the discourteous and aggressive behaviour of Mr Julian Assange, the hostile and threatening declarations of its allied organisation, against Ecuador, and especially the transgression of international treaties, have led the situation to a point where the asylum of Mr Assange is unsustainable and no longer viable.”

    Lenin is not a happy little el presidente.

    Julian Assange ARRESTED: Police seize Wikileaks founder in Ecuadorian Embassy

  143. Roger

    This has dragged on for two weeks now, it’s very distressing, and I’m at my wit’s end.

    I had a similar encounter with corporate financial bureaucracy recently, mv.

    You have to be on the phone to them every other day for your matter to progress, otherwise it stays at the bottom of the in file.

  144. Buccaneer

    Assange now has an opportunity to be a genuine martyr. He only needs the yanks to put him in jail. Wikileaks has a better track record of telling the truth than any other media outlet, and people are sick of it. A few years in the clink and everyone will forget about those troublesome rape charges.

  145. memoryvault

    Could be jaily.

    I’ll live with that, Misfit. At my age state of health I’m hardly likely to be raped or anything.
    I can’t “move all my business” from them – I’m not a customer. Marilyn was.
    They are phoning five, six or more times a day – on her phone – wanting to speak to her.
    I try and tell them she has gone but they hang up as soon as I start to explain why they can’t speak to her. I can’t just turn off the phone as it is the sole point of contact for a lot of other people.
    I’m going spare.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    Jeez.
    Eleven of the first 14 posts on my Facebook are vegan memes.
    As distinct from manufactured “sleeping giant” protests, this seems to have really fired people up in a way I haven’t seen before.

  147. vlad

    Rugby. Hmm. I don’t know anything about it except that Peter Fitzsimons played a version of it and that it’s soccer for cheats who pick up the ball.

    Stick to Aussie Rules. That’s a man’s game.

  148. Confused Old Misfit

    @MV
    Lawyer’s letter?

  149. Arky

    Assange now has an opportunity to be a genuine martyr. He only needs the yanks to put him in jail. Wikileaks has a better track record of telling the truth than any other media outlet, and people are sick of it. A few years in the clink and everyone will forget about those troublesome rape charges.

    ..
    Sweden dropped those charges.
    He is being arrested for bail violations for seeking asylum.
    May’s England is an utter disgrace.

  150. Rape charges? I thought it was a lovers misunderstanding, I mean anyone can easily forget that they don’t have a condom on, especially when you’re dopey early in the morning, maybe Julien is not a morning person. These 2 women invite him into their bed, and just complain. Ungrateful really.

  151. memoryvault

    @MV
    Lawyer’s letter?

    And how long is that going to take?
    And what will they do? Threaten to close her account?

  152. Jannie

    Roger
    #2985371, posted on April 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Scotland for me, on account of family ties.

    I will certainly be barracking for the Scots as well, but the Irish have a much better chance of beating NZ.

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Memory Vault – put it in writing to your bank, then contact the Australian Financial Complaints Authority.

  154. Confused Old Misfit

    @MV
    What a lawyer’s letter might do I cannot speculate .
    I do not know the details of your situation.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    MV.
    You need a one-on-one with someone, preferably in the branch.
    Explain in very cold, calculating terms that you are going to do this one of two ways …

    “You (WBC employee) are going to fix this within the next hour (looking at watch) because, in exactly one hour, I am walking out and lodging a complaint with the banking ombudsman if it is not fixed. As we found out during the RC, banks harassing dead people is not a great look. Totally up to you. I don’t care how we do it.”

  156. Confused Old Misfit

    @MV
    I do however, suggest you talk to one before you take up the crowbar with malice and aforethought.

  157. Bruce of Newcastle

    MV – Take with you the hospital Cause of Death form the doctor filled out. Or the death cert if you have it. Originals. They will scan and file it. If you have a copy of a will and/or POA which gives you legal basis take that too. May need a lawyer’s chop on it (ie an ‘official’ copy).

    Went through this last year, fortunately the lady in the bank branch was wonderfully helpful. Not Westpac but.

  158. Leigh Lowe

    Ditto ZK2A.
    The Complaints Authority scares the shit out of them.

  159. Mater

    Eleven of the first 14 posts on my Facebook are vegan memes.
    As distinct from manufactured “sleeping giant” protests, this seems to have really fired people up in a way I haven’t seen before.

    My observation the other night too, Leigh.
    Dan might do well to condemn it a little harder.
    The left, and their over reach, aren’t doing Labor any favours this close to an election.

  160. twostix

    Organised sport was always about conformity.
    Now that the conformity is coming from the left we can see it for what it is: a mind numbing bore.
    Don’t mourn it: take the opportunity to expand your horizons.
    Leave the black arm bands, rainbow unicorn rounds, boofheads and media hype behind without looking back.
    Very invigorating and freeing.

    X10

    The bugmen at work obsess over sport now.

  161. None

    Oh memory that just sounds awful . Are you absolutely sure it is Westpac because unfortunately there are a lot of ghouls around who wait for someone’s passing and then start hitting you for donations for this that and the other so be very careful. Do not trust anyone who rings you or her phone and don’t give out personal information on the phone either.
    I suppose that you have rung Westpac and told them that she’s passed and asked that they just stop ringing her and that you will bring formal advice either through your lawyer or executive the estate or however it goes? I strongly recommend that you seek some advice on this before you see them to make sure that you know your rights as her husband. Even if you just talk to a social worker at Centrelink. Do you have someone with you a son or daughter maybe who can just help you sort things. It’s so difficult having to deal with bureaucracy is when you’re grieving someone who’s been your life.
    Also if you know the number which they’re using to ring her phone keep it and don’t like the phone logs as it may be important for any complaints you wish to make in future.

  162. Atoms for Peace

    MV..most institutions have a bereavement contact / dept. You may have to have certified copies of death certificates at hand, but in my experience, things will start to happen. When my mother died, I had to start a manilla folder and populate it with utilities ,contacts and dates etc . Its a process.

  163. Noodles Romanoff

    Assange withheld information to barter for his own amnesty. Hardly the actions of an altruistic whistleblower. He’s a player like all the rest of the “Deep State” fraternity.

  164. None

    I agree with Bruce, Memory. Take the documentation with you and do not let them keep the originals. Make sure that you are aware of your rights as her husband and bring relevant documents relating to that.

  165. He is being arrested for bail violations for seeking asylum.

    LOL

    What public benefit is there in pursing this?

  166. Roger

    I will certainly be barracking for the Scots as well, but the Irish have a much better chance of beating NZ.

    If it comes to that I’ll be backing Ireland as well…in spades!

  167. memoryvault

    Thank you everybody.
    But I have no intention of going through this for another two bloody weeks.
    Eight days ago I filled out their online form including my full name address, my phone number, date of death and so on. I invited them to call me on my phone if I could help them. When I hit the ‘submit’ button I got a
    “Thank you for your query. Somebody will be in touch with you within the next three days”.

    Since then nothing but endless phone calls from people “wanting to speak to Marilyn Sawyer”.
    I’m not going through another two bloody weeks of it.

  168. Slayer of Memes

    BREAKING:

    Japan is hit by powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake

    – Tremors hit the east of Honshu, the United States Geological Service said
    – There were no immediate reports of casualties on the country’s largest island
    – The 6.1-magnitude quake struck 108 miles east of the city of Hachinohe

    How’s it look Carpe-sama?

  169. Roger

    X10

    The bugmen at work obsess over sport now.

    The Prog-Left politicise everything.

  170. Robber Baron

    #bringassangehome

  171. Buccaneer

    Yes the rape charges have been dropped, but these days that doesn’t seem to matter, once you’ve been tarred by a favoured interest group you’re persona non gratis, unless of course your accuser has been silenced by the vic police

  172. Helen

    Does anybody know offhand the likely penalty for going into the local branch of Westpac next Monday and proceeding to trash the place with a large crowbar or sledge hammer?

    Dunno, but you can shit on the carpet in Katherine or Alice Springs ANZ with no penalty.

  173. Roger

    Since then nothing but endless phone calls from people “wanting to speak to Marilyn Sawyer”.
    I’m not going through another two bloody weeks of it.

    mv. I suggest you go to your local branch manager and ask him to sort it out, urgently, on account of the distress it is causing you.

  174. memoryvault

    Why all this bloody advice about taking death certificates or anything else to Westpac? I’m not a customer, and I’m not chasing them for anything. To the best of my knowledge Marilyn didn’t have an overdraft or anything, and doesn’t owe them any money or anything else.

    I may or may not be able to help them with whatever it is they are after, but if they won’t tell me, or even discuss it with me, how would I know?

  175. None

    “Israel has failed to understand that the expectation of him as a Rugby Australia and NSW Waratahs employee is that he cannot share material on social media that condemns, vilifies or discriminates against people on the basis of their sexuality.
    “Rugby is a sport that continuously works to unite people. We want everyone to feel safe and welcome in our game and no vilification based on race, gender, religion or sexuality is acceptable and no language that isolates, divides or insults people based on any of those factors can be tolerated.
    “As a code we have made it clear to Israel formally and repeatedly that any social media posts or commentary that is in any way disrespectful to people because of their sexuality will result in disciplinary action.
    “In the absence of compelling mitigating factors, it is our intention to terminate his contract.”

    Translation: “It’s OK to lie through your teeth, call women sluts and treat them like hos, shag your mate’s wife but don’t you dare raise a wimper against sodomy. Just bend over and take it up the arse, Izzy!”

  176. Bushkid

    memoryvault
    #2985393, posted on April 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Shit, mv, that’s appalling. If you have the Death Certificate (should have by this time), you need to go into the branch where she held her account/s, and demand to see their manager. Your own name will be on the certificate as her spouse, you will have your own personal identification. Take as much supporting ID as possible, including joint and separate bank statements, electricity and phone accounts etc.

    Explain to the manager there what has been happening, and tell him outright that if his bank doesn’t get its shit together, you’ll go to the Banking and Financial Services Ombudsman, and remind thin that there’s just been a Royal Commission into banks, and that the resulting look wasn’t too good for them.

    Of course, the phone calls could be from some sort of scammer, so be aware of that angle too. The fact they hang up as soon as you try to explain is a bit dubious. There are scumbags out there who like to try it on with, or even just harass, newly-bereaved people.

    This is the sort of thing you really don’t need at this time. I’ve yet to begin that process myself, but intend to go forearmed with all of the above-mentioned docs, and with my best “Mumma Bear” attitude ready for unleashing.

  177. twostix

    IT. Most of our professional sports have been infiltrated by social justice warriors and have been transformed into covens of scolds.

    No, there isn’t a nasty little band of SJW’s ‘infiltrating’ things anymore. That was ten+ years ago.

    The reality today is the managerial class, the professional classes in this country have adopted bolshevik inspired leftism with gutso. They love it, it is their status symbol and class marker. ‘tolerance’, ‘diversity’, fags, trannies and climate change are the social loyalty tests that determine who is in, and who is out of the increasingly crazed and out of touch with reality white collar middle class.

    This isn’t going to end well.

  178. Mater

    I may or may not be able to help them with whatever it is they are after, but if they won’t tell me, or even discuss it with me, how would I know?

    Peter,
    When they call, tell them you are Marilyn. You have her details and can fulfil their authorisation requirements. When the obvious occurs, tell them they have a nerve questioning your name or identified gender.
    Then find out what they want.

  179. Arky

    I’ll live with that, Misfit. At my age state of health I’m hardly likely to be raped or anything.
    I can’t “move all my business” from them – I’m not a customer. Marilyn was.
    They are phoning five, six or more times a day – on her phone – wanting to speak to her.
    I try and tell them she has gone but they hang up as soon as I start to explain why they can’t speak to her. I can’t just turn off the phone as it is the sole point of contact for a lot of other people.
    I’m going spare.

    ..
    That is a disgrace.
    Must have triggered some automatic system and the dumb clods are going through the motions.
    Don’t deal with it in person.
    Get the banking ombudsman into them.

  180. vlad

    Feel free to laugh at this, MV, but the local member is occasionally useful for this sort of work. A phone call (and/or personal front-up) from him or her can (I don’t know this first-hand; I just remember a story of the type) sometimes cut through petty and local red tape.

  181. Bushkid

    memoryvault
    #2985424, posted on April 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    Why all this bloody advice about taking death certificates or anything else to Westpac? I’m not a customer, and I’m not chasing them for anything. To the best of my knowledge Marilyn didn’t have an overdraft or anything, and doesn’t owe them any money or anything else.

    I may or may not be able to help them with whatever it is they are after, but if they won’t tell me, or even discuss it with me, how would I know?

    Sorry for being repetitive of anyone else, mv. I was industriously typing when the other posts came up.
    Unfortunately, the only way you’re going to sort this is by going and seeing the bank in person and demanding they get it right. Maybe a phone call to her branch first. This is not your fault, but if they won’t cooperate over the phone, you’ve got to confront them in person. Or maybe with a solicitors letter.

  182. None

    Memory – anyone can fill in an on-line form so they won’t act on it until they verify it. Ignore the phone calls and arrange to see someone face to face with the right doco. Don’t deal with anyone on the phone. You don’t know who they are.

  183. Boambee John

    MV

    Peter

    Are you Marilyn’s executor? If so, go in person to the bank, give them copies of her Death Certificate (show them the originals, and “generously” allow them to make copies). Then tell them that if the matter is not resolved that day, a lawyer’s letter will go to Westpac Head office.

    That should get their attention.

  184. Bushkid

    When they call, tell them you are Marilyn. You have her details and can fulfil their authorisation requirements. When the obvious occurs, tell them they have a nerve questioning your name or identified gender.
    Then find out what they want.

    That’s worth a try, and would give the satisfaction of confusing the buggers as well.

  185. Boambee John

    Certificate and Will

  186. None

    Classic Mater.

    MV:
    The Australian Financial Complaints Authority is a dispute resolution scheme for financial services. It considers complaints about credit, finance, loans. insurance, banking deposits and payments, investments and financial advice and superannuation.
    https://www.afca.org.au/, phone 1800 931 678

  187. Arky

    Or if it is just the calls that are bugging you, block that number and deal with it when you are ready to.

  188. Ubique

    The reality today is the managerial class, the professional classes in this country have adopted bolshevik inspired leftism with gutso. They love it, it is their status symbol and class marker. ‘tolerance’, ‘diversity’, fags, trannies and climate change are the social loyalty tests that determine who is in, and who is out of the increasingly crazed and out of touch with reality white collar middle class.

    +100. Perfectly true.
    To give but one example, there would scarcely be a member of the very well remunerated managerial and professional class at Woodside here in Perth that isn’t a fully committed Green or Labor voter. Not one who didn’t vote for SSM; not one who supported Tony Abbott in moving to stop the deaths at sea of thousands of would-be illegal immigrants.

  189. zyconoclast

    Well think about it. Who among us has the courage to say what they believe to be true and damn the consequences? Most of us are pussy footing around the PC mike double thinking every utterance in case someone hurty. It is great to see some who just says it. He is the real deal. Like we used to be, but are no longer.

    The time you only needed to check your words in case the really BIG bloke to you were having a at was about to knock your block off.

    About 1989 I think.

  190. Boambee John

    memoryvault
    #2985424, posted on April 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    Why all this bloody advice about taking death certificates or anything else to Westpac? I’m not a customer, and I’m not chasing them for anything. To the best of my knowledge Marilyn didn’t have an overdraft or anything, and doesn’t owe them any money or anything else.

    They are a bunch of rule bound bureaucrats. They need to have evidence of your relationship with Marilyn, and evidence of her passing.

    But the threat of Head Office or the Complaints Authority should get their attention.

  191. Nick

    Strangely, if Folau had opined that white men were going to Hell, he’d be lauded, despite such a demographic representing most of their supporters.

  192. Hay Stockard

    The ARU has totall stuffed rugby
    Are they a fifth column for the other codes?

  193. Robber Baron

    Turnbull’s “jobs and growth” “Continuity and change” slogana were dreadful.

    SloMo’s are not much better… “A stronger economy. A secure future.”

    The Libs should get out and talk to real people about what the big issues are. ELECTRICITY. BORDERS. IMMIGRATION. That’s a 3 word slogan you can win with.

  194. Boambee John

    Mater
    #2985428, posted on April 11, 2019 at 8:38 pm
    I may or may not be able to help them with whatever it is they are after, but if they won’t tell me, or even discuss it with me, how would I know?

    Peter,
    When they call, tell them you are Marilyn. You have her details and can fulfil their authorisation requirements. When the obvious occurs, tell them they have a nerve questioning your name or identified gender.
    Then find out what they want.

    Sorry Mater, Peter should not give out such details to a caller who might not really work for Westpac. He could call the branch himself and do it, but as others gave pointed out, this caller could be a scamner on the make, and giving those details could lead to theft of her, and possibly Peter’s identity.

  195. feelthebern

    England arresting Assange to their eternal shame.

  196. Siltstone

    The text below is from the New Zealand Banking Ombusdman but in my experience is directly relevant to Australia as well.
    A bank can take instructions about a deceased person’s accounts only from someone authorised to act on behalf of the deceased’s estate. As well, it can give information about the accounts only to those entitled to request it. That’s because a bank’s duty of confidence to customers does not end with their death. This means next of kin and estate beneficiaries cannot give instructions to a bank or require a bank to give them information about a deceased person’s bank account. It also means we [ New Zealand Banking Ombusdman] can rarely look into complaints about a deceased customer’s accounts from anyone other than the executor or administrator of the estate.

    The legal process is usually to obtain probate or letters of administration from the …. Court. This allows executors or administrators to deal with the deceased’s property, including his or her bank accounts.

    Having obtained probate or letters of administration, an executor or administrator will typically set up an account called “the estate of [deceased’s name]”. The bank will then transfer funds from the deceased customer’s accounts to the estate account before closing the individual’s accounts. The executor will distribute funds from the estate account according to the terms of the will and then close the estate account.

  197. Hay Stockard

    Actually sports administrators have in Australia have the Midas touch in reverse.
    They make deadwood look like an asset.

  198. feelthebern

    Payne Haas played only 20min & his stats are better than the rest of the Broncos pack.

  199. feelthebern

    Hay, the Reverse Midas is also known as the Stink Fist.

  200. zyconoclast

    I agree with Bruce, Memory. Take the documentation with you and do not let them keep the originals. Make sure that you are aware of your rights as her husband and bring relevant documents relating to that.

    I identify as a male presenting lesbian in a wheelchair* and see how quickly they respond.

    *Just tell them you are using one and it’s not your fault they can’t see it.
    ** Hijab may also be of assistance.

  201. Bushkid

    The Libs should get out and talk to real people about what the big issues are. ELECTRICITY. BORDERS. IMMIGRATION. That’s a 3 word slogan you can win with.

    That’d do it.

  202. Atoms for Peace

    If we are going biblical, great swathes of leftist infected institutions etc better get fitted for millstones in the afterlife. Matthew 18.6

  203. Pedro the Ignorant

    Good Lord, Ubique, you don’t work for Woodside do you?

    I had a monumental run in with their management a couple of years ago over a disputed boundary on an exploration lease.

    Went to Perth to have a meeting over the issue and was confronted with a pack of pasty faced suits alongside a few scowling harridans and a bevy of hovering lawyers, all determined to threaten me to death by lawfare.

    They won. As usual, those with most lawyers and deepest pockets are victors.

  204. feelthebern

    Woodside is a horrible entity.
    In a just society, their assets would be nationalised.

  205. zyconoclast

    He is being arrested for bail violations for seeking asylum.

    LOL

    What public benefit is there in pursing this?

    Is it too late to grow a beard and yell Allan’s Snackbar?

  206. Mater

    Sorry Mater, Peter should not give out such details to a caller who might not really work for Westpac. He could call the branch himself and do it, but as others gave pointed out, this caller could be a scamner on the make, and giving those details could lead to theft of her, and possibly Peter’s identity.

    My advice was based on Peter believing it was them.
    If it is scammers at work, neither smashing the place up, going in with the appropriate paperwork nor making a complaint is likely to achieve very much.
    He could ring himself (to a trusted number) and use the same tactic, if they still use the ‘only authorised to deal with Marilyn’ crap.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Memory Vault, I’d contact your local police, and tell them you suspect a scam?

  208. Black Ball

    Actually sports administrators have in Australia have the Midas touch in reverse.
    They make deadwood look like an asset.

    Mmmyes indeed. Cricket Australia took too long to sanction fuckwit Warner. AFL I love but too many rule changes make it difficult to watch, along with themed rounds. Peter Beattie didn’t even know the Cronulla logo. FFA going into bat for some nobody jailed in Thailand for things that happened abroad. As long as they don’t fuck with bowls I will be pleased.

  209. feelthebern

    No problems with your bank are the fault of the poor punters staffing the branch.
    Leave them alone.
    It’s some turd further up the food chain who doesn’t give a shit about the staff or you.

  210. Helen

    Dick DeNitwit to both of me

    Climate change election, if not done by 203o it will be too late (for what – enough electricity to boil the kettle for a cuppa?) . pic of dick wearing black stop adani t shirt. Give money to spread the word. Elections are expensive. Give money 10, 20, 50, 100 to reach dollars by 1,000 people.

    Yawn.

  211. twostix

    One noticable thing about the loyalty tests that I wrote of above, which is apt on this day, is that they (coincidentally I’m sure) keep the professional classes – their parties, their lunch groups, their suburbs, their social class, their sports, very, very, white.

    Similar to how how the Mexican establishment class does too.

  212. Helen

    MV – block the number and let probate sort it. Sorry mate. it must be such a bugger hearing her phone ring.

  213. Arky

    This Assange thing is a wake up.
    An Australian citizen, arrested in England, of interest to the US.

  214. Leigh Lowe

    Peter,
    When they call, tell them you are Marilyn. You have her details and can fulfil their authorisation requirements. When the obvious occurs, tell them they have a nerve questioning your name or identified gender.
    Then find out what they want.

    Bwah, ha, ha.
    I did that years ago to get stuff from a Super Fund for my wife.
    Very demanding high pitched Hyacinth Bucket voice.
    They locked her account on me.
    Clearly my career as a lady impersonator was limited.
    Just last week I logged onto the bank website and went for the “how can I help?” online support.
    ID’d myself and got a very stern lecture because I had used Mrs L’s login.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    If I was the Sydney Swans management I would hack Buddy Franklin’s Instigram and enter “All gays r goin to hel”

  216. Mater

    I did that years ago to get stuff from a Super Fund for my wife.
    Very demanding high pitched Hyacinth Bucket voice.
    They locked her account on me.
    Clearly my career as a lady impersonator was limited.

    Yeah, but gender identity theory wasn’t what it is now.
    Nowadays, with a bit of appropriate placed indignation, and the appropriate information, you can achieve anything.

    ‘Boldness be my friend!’

  217. Black Ball

    If I was the Sydney Swans management I would hack Buddy Franklin’s Instigram and enter “All gays r goin to hel”

    In time for the Mardi Gras for maximum effect.

  218. Helen

    I complained to australian today re not posting a comment

    vis
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/evs-will-siphon-10bn-in-fuel-excise/news-story/554e7f54a05e0f9a2737d9ea14e55791?nk=bbded4041be3a796633a6f2177e919cc-1554946344

    Why, Electrickery Bill will just increase the tax on the remainder who are running fuel through their cars. He will probably disallow the rebate currently available to farmers and miners because they are using fuel to not drive on publicly maintained roads and for pumping water and so forth from static motors.

    Or he might bring in a green tax or an extra environment tax for everyone to pay – because you know it is all fair.

    One thing Labor know how to do, is raise a tax, even if they don’t ever think about the fallout of that tax. It is all fair, it is for our own good. The pain is only a little bit, we won’t notice it after a while. We are the useful idiots, the proles, the worker bees, dumbly going about our days, providing the funds for Bill and his mad coven.

    Despite two emails including my subscriber number no response. Do you think it was the coven word? I was thinking of Sally and Penny at the time.

  219. Cassie of Sydney

    I have just got back from a great IPA talk with Mark Bauerlein. I had been feeling rather depressed about the whole Israel Folau saga however after listening to Mark Bauerlein talk about the critical importance of western civilisation…and even more than the absolute beauty of western civilisation…the poetry, the music, the literature and the philosophy…the emphasis on the individual…..I was temporarily transcended away from my melancholy…..albeit fleetingly. I left the talk and walked to Martin Place and then read on my tablet that Folau……a man of colour, a rugby great, a most decent and moral man….has been sacked. Why has he been sacked…..because he is a Christian and a truth teller. This is just further evidence that Christianity and Christians are now relentlessly persecuted, relentlessly mocked, relentlessly maligned and relentlessly marginalised……an innocent man is in goal…..an innocent man has been sacked from playing the game he loves. I don’t know about others but I am very angry about what has happened to this country in the last two decades…..anyway by the time I got on the bus I will filled with melancholy again.

    I am not a Christian….but I know that in J**aism the act of homosexuality is regarded as something that is abhorrent or detested.

    Bauerlein spoke about T. S. Eliot’s great, great poem The Waste Land……such an apt poem to describe our corrupt society. Eliot wrote the poem to describe a Europe trashed and scarred by war……well now we live in a time where our country, our culture, our history, our speech and our way of life has been trashed by the illiberal, by the mendicant, by the decadent, by the corrupt, by the vacuous and by the totalitarians……western society is now a barren waste land populated by spiritually empty bodies…the souls are gone.

    “April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land”.

  220. Nick

    Seriously, is Folau the unluckiest darky in Australia or what ?
    Had he been an Abbo, Fairfax would have been making excuses about white colonisation quicker than you could say racism.

  221. Helen

    This Assange thing is a wake up.
    An Australian citizen, arrested in England, of interest to the US.

    Nah, he is Equadorian now. Bet they are sorry.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    Yeah, but gender identity theory wasn’t what it is now.
    Nowadays, with a bit of appropriate placed indignation, and the appropriate information, you can achieve anything.

    ‘Boldness be my friend!’

    Yes, it pre-dated the era where we can insist in a deep baritone voice that our female credentials can’t be questioned.

  223. feelthebern

    This Assange thing is a wake up.

    Yes.
    Yes it is.

  224. feelthebern

    Glenn Greenwald is hitting it out of the park on Assange.
    As is Edward Snowden.

  225. feelthebern

    The msm reporting of Assange is almost funny.
    They are so brain dead they are waiting for the “right” narrative to jump on.
    Bottom line, if Assange is arrested for wikileaks, so should Zuck & Dorsey.

  226. feelthebern

    Assange was a useful idiot for many players.
    That was his crime.

  227. Armadillo

    What’s the go with the “Golden Donut” header banner?

    Is it like the equivalent of the “Bat Signal” for mOnster to come back?

  228. jupes

    What public benefit is there in pursing this?

    Hounding a traitor is very much in our interest. In a just society he would be summarily executed.

  229. jupes

    As is Edward Snowden.

    LOL

  230. feelthebern

    Who did Assange betray?
    The US DoD?

  231. mh

    2gb’s Chris Smith believes that what Izzy tweeted was “hate”. What a tool.

    Orthodox Christianity is now hate speech.

  232. Armadillo

    Assange was a useful idiot for many players. That was his crime.

    Assange is a publicity seeking narcissist.

  233. zyconoclast

    2gb’s Chris Smith believes that what Izzy tweeted was “hate”. What a tool.

    Looking for some rough trade.

    % of the old fogies that listed to CS that are homos = <1

  234. stackja

    I understand Assange revealed names of secret agents. How many were killed?

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