Monday Forum: April 15, 2019

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  1. struth

    Chloe tells us on Age front page that Bill is a feminist.

    This does raise an impotant point.
    We all know lefties have the ability to change sex by mere statement….shazam, or should I say “poof”…

    What sex was he/she/it when he/she/it did not ra-pe that woman?
    I mean, look at those tits.

    Bill, or CyBill or ,Willy-sky-moonbeam, could have also been a Periodically Instant Environmentally Cisgender Enabled (P.I.E.C.E) of Sequential hermaphroditism in Transition (S.H.I.T)

  2. C.L.

    How odd newspapers are these days.
    There are apparently TV programs called “MAFS” and “Game of Thrones” and journalists are so utterly childish that what happens on these shows is now ‘reported’ the next day. This is a indicative of a culture totally exhausted and totally decrepit. As a boy, I don’t recall The Australian reporting on whether Howard Cunningham finally allowed Richie to borrow the Desoto.

  3. Oh come on

    Do you think Piers Morgan ever realised how incredibly moronic he sounded in this interview? The lack of self-awareness on display from him is breathtaking.

    He really is an appalling host, too. Extremely rude, disrespectful and a complete knucklehead. All he did was dish out slabs of red meat for the revolting PC-obsessed to devour. He is tabloid scum to his very core.

  4. Nick

    I’m laughing at how often Shortens’ adopted son, Rupert? Doesn’t appear in family shots this election. The boy looks like a young Lib, bulldog pet and all Hahahaha.

  5. thefrollickingmole

    Speaking of tits….

    Im tireder than 2 tired things tied together then poked with a stick every time on nods off.

    RFDS last night (02:00 dislocated /possible fracture in an infant) followed by a pair of septic tits courtesy of a Philippines tummy tuck & boob job this morning.

    On autopilot now till tomorrow.

  6. stackja

    struth
    #2989409, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Feminists do Periodically. Does BS?

  7. struth

    followed by a pair of septic tits

    I think I knew that woman.
    She spoke with an English accent but looking at her tits made many men shout OMG and yee haa!

  8. C.L.

    In the family snap I saw, the Shorten lad – a fine young lad he is, no doubt – was wearing a bespoke jacket and tie. Mum’s work, to be sure, and very cool. But, but … that’s not the gear boys wear in family pics out there beyond the Pale – where vees are effs. Poor old Bill. He has to be Andrew Peacock at home and Norm Gallagher on the hustings.

  9. struth

    Feminists do Periodically. Does BS?

    BS is a period.

    And if he is elected, we’ll all get a pain in the guts.

  10. C.L.

    You’re a flying doc, ‘mole?

  11. There are apparently TV programs called “MAFS” and “Game of Thrones” and journalists are so utterly childish that what happens on these shows is now ‘reported’ the next day. This is a indicative of a culture totally exhausted and totally decrepit.

    Where have you been the past few years?
    It’s much worse than what you describe.
    There are TV programs dedicated to TV programs that report and review what happened in those TV programs. See “Thronecast” and “The Talking Dead” for examples.
    There is even a TV program where you can watch people…watching TV! It’s called Gogglebox.

  12. EvilElvis

    STD a serious tax deficit

    That’ll do it, min. 👍

  13. thefrollickingmole

    Virtue signalling by uni educated idiots causes shortages…
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/16/new-zealand-suffers-egg-shortage-as-farmers-scramble-to-go-free-range

    “Supermarkets are maybe struggling to get the volumes they’d like”.

    Brooks said farming free-range was more complex for farmers as they had to deal with issues such as weather, contamination of feed supply, diseases and a higher mortality rate among birds – which all contributed to a minimum 50% higher egg cost for consumers.

    A dozen free-range eggs cost NZ$7 and up at most supermarkets, while 30 caged eggs sell for NZ$9.5.*

    So near doubling of the price, increasing costs to the producer and shortages, because nothing says you care like using your bully purchasing power to impose your preferences on others.

    *Why not compare a dozen to a dozen? Dishonest grubby reporting.

  14. stackja

    thefrollickingmole
    #2989430, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    And it was reported on 2GB, salmonella more prevalent from free-range eggs.

  15. DrBeauGan

    I’ve got an idea for a TV series. It features a man who was frozen since 1970and is resuscitated today due to the wonders of modern wotsit. He laughs at the silly PC culture and shocks everyone by just being sane. He treats women as sex objects and they love it. He makes the modern sensitive new age guy look hopelessly inadequate, and assumes they are all poofs.

    It would be cheap to make and make a pile of money. The scripts would write themselves.

    I would be willing to play the male lead for the fun of it.

  16. Speedbox

    ……journalists are so utterly childish that what happens on these shows is now ‘reported’ the next day.

    Several days ago I passed by news.com.au website and noticed there were 3-4 stories about MAFS, another 2-3 stories about MKR, 1-2 stories about the Royals (specifically Princes William and Harry and their respective wives), 2-3 stories about the election, assorted puff pieces on gardening, cooking, fashion, health and sex.

    I didn’t bother to ‘categorise’ every story but was taken aback by the tabloid/magazine approach. I wondered whether there was no actual ‘news’ from around the world. On the other hand, News Corp would not persist with this style if their data logging did not confirm they are getting ‘clicks’. So, somebody is reading this crap.

  17. notafan

    and a higher mortality rate among birds –

    Well well free range doesn’t sound much like chicken heaven.

    I’ve heard that Maoris eat a lot of eggs

    Once again the poor pay more, to satisfy the virtue of the few

  18. Helen

    Love it, Beaugy. Make it happen!

  19. DM OF WA

    DrBeauGan
    #2989432, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve got an idea for a TV series.

    Been done: Life on Mars.

  20. notafan

    Life on Mars is a modern bloke who goes back to the 70s

  21. thefrollickingmole

    C.L.

    Good lord no, I patch them up enough to hand them over to the RFDS.
    One site, 3 job positions, keeps me busy at times.

  22. calli

    Mr Shorten, a former national secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union, became the face of the 2006 Beaconsfield mine disaster before entering Parliament at the 2007 election.

    That could have been worded better.

    He’ll be the face of another disaster soon enough.

    When did he become a feminist? Was that before or after the Event That Must Not Be Named?

  23. Oh come on

    Students go to war with Camille Paglia:

    Students demand controversial prof be replaced by ‘queer person of color’

    My God. Do they realise who they are taking on? Paglia will annihilate them without breaking a sweat.

    It is astonishing to me how intellectually vapid the woke student cohort is. Fancy students trying to drum out a towering intellect such as Paglia from their place of learning.

  24. calli

    The Beloved has never been frozen, Dr Beau. He only treats one woman as a sex object. The others he has placed off limits.

    Unless opening doors and pulling out chairs counts.

  25. Roger

    Students go to war with Camille Paglia

    The college president has told them to go away.

  26. C.L.

    As the Yanks say, ‘mole, thanks for your service!

  27. Infidel Tiger

    Austin Powers was basically that premise.

  28. DM OF WA

    notafan
    #2989437, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Life on Mars is a modern bloke who goes back to the 70s

    Indeed it was. But the the concept played out in a similar way to your proposal.
    It might make a great sequel with Gene Hunt coming to the 21st century.

  29. calli

    On the other hand, News Corp would not persist with this style if their data logging did not confirm they are getting ‘clicks’. So, somebody is reading this crap.

    Now I feel guilty about posting that piece on a youthful and rather scrummy Freidenberg.

    Yes. The naughty corner is ➡️.

  30. C.L.

    Students go to war with Camille Paglia

    Good luck with that. She carries a knife.

  31. Oh come on

    It’ll never be made, DrB. You’re right – it would be wildly popular and make a killing, but that is immaterial these days. Look at Roseanne. ABC was itching to kill that golden goose, and it did so as soon as it could.

  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Life on Mars is a modern bloke who goes back to the 70s

    Mate of mine was a copper in England in the 70’s, and he reckons the detectives in that show were based directly on those at his local nick.

  33. jupes

    There are apparently TV programs called “MAFS” and “Game of Thrones” and journalists are so utterly childish that what happens on these shows is now ‘reported’ the next day. This is a indicative of a culture totally exhausted and totally decrepit.

    Even Bolta spent a whole segment banging on about Game of Thrones.

  34. thefrollickingmole

    I’ve got an idea for a TV series.

  35. Peter Castieau

    BREAKING: Peter Ridd WINS.

    Judge Salvatore Vasta finds all findings made by James Cook University, including his sacking, were all unlawful: #PeterRidd

  36. EvilElvis

    OMG! Plz, as a group, desist from bunching MaFS in with GoT. MaFS has class… Ok?

  37. Oh come on

    From the article above:

    One signatory of the petition identifies himself as David Jacobi. A David Jacobi is listed as a faculty member at the university on its website. On the petition, the signatory writes: “My students deserve better than a bigoted grifter as faculty.”

    You’re right, Jacobi. Kill yourself immediately. What a worthless waste of space.

  38. Peter Castieau

    OOps well it was breaking for me….

    Slinks off………

  39. Stimpson J. Cat

    Great news that I actually didn’t know.
    Thank you Custard.
    Never mind these ungrateful churlish knaves.

  40. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shorten’s gaffe on ‘no new super tax’ vow

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    Rosie Lewis
    Reporter
    @rosieslewis
    1:46PM April 16, 2019
    22 Comments

    Scott Morrison has accused Bill Shorten of “lying” about vowing to not raise taxes on superannuation, declaring Labor had already committed to raising $34 billion in extra taxes from the sector over the next decade.

    Earlier today, Mr Shorten ruled out new taxes on the sector if he becomes prime minister.

    “We have no plans to introduce any new taxes on superannuation,” Mr Shorten said, before confirming he was ruling it out.

    The Opposition leader’s vow matched one made earlier by the Prime Minister, who had sharpened his pitch to older Australians by promising no new taxes on superannuation under a Coalition government.

    But Mr Morrison said Mr Shorten had committed to billions of dollars’ worth of new taxes on super, on top of Labor’s $55 billion dividend imputation breakdown.

    “I have no idea what Bill Shorten was talking about today when he says he won’t be putting increased taxes on superannuation. That’s his policy. There’s $34 billion worth of increased taxes on superannuation in his own policy,” Mr Morrison said.

    “I suppose, if you’ve already racked up $387 billion in higher taxes, he must have forgotten.

    “I suppose when the number gets that high, he’s either lying about it today or he’s just forgotten the last person he hit with higher taxes. And so that’s why he can’t be trusted on these issues.

    “He’s taxing the economy so much not even he can keep count of all the taxes that he’s putting on the Australian economy.

    From the Oz.

  41. notafan

    DM

    I do recall where the main character wanted to stay at the end

  42. calli

    I see the Naughty Corner is quite popular today.

    I’ll serve drinks.

  43. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2989445, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:47 pm
    Austin Powers was basically that premise.

    Yes, but he was played by someone who looked and sounded ridiculous. I have in mind a cross between Humphrey Bogart and Sean Connery for the lead.

    I might need some make-up.

  44. Roger

    I have in mind a cross between Humphrey Bogart and Sean Connery for the lead.

    I don’t think a midget with a Scottish accent will work.

  45. C.L.

    BREAKING: Peter Ridd WINS.

    Well it was news to me.
    Any links?

  46. Infidel Tiger

    BREAKING: Peter Ridd WINS.

    A flicker of light in this horrendous Shit stained country.

  47. Atoms for Peace

    IT..just read his feed. Good news indeed.

  48. cohenite

    Peter Castieau

    #2989456, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    BREAKING: Peter Ridd WINS.

    Judge Salvatore Vasta finds all findings made by James Cook University, including his sacking, were all unlawful: #PeterRidd

    Outstanding. That’ll be front page news. Climate sceptic scientist wins unfair dismissal case against alarmist university. Writes itself really.

  49. thefrollickingmole

    Oh come on
    https://www.change.org/p/uarts-president-david-yager-uarts-support-transgender-students-and-survivors-of-sexual-assault/c?source_location=petition_show

    This is the standard of discourse, there is some doozeys at the petition site.

    Re: UArts reaction to the situation: A reactionary call for free speech as a way to shut people up or down can be very policey and only placates those who were already harboring some hateful ideas and who already have some privilege, power, and elevated positions but maybe still feel like a lone wolf or misunderstood (especially against a background of neoliberalism). It placates those who the laws already protect. Instead of puffing up a notion of free speech and opinion-forming, just create structures that “pass the mic” (a presidential address doesn’t do that)…create structures that aren’t afraid to be messy and disrupted…do your research on historically who gets a pat on the back for disrupting or a slap on the wrist and who gets treated much much worse.

    Free speech is now a “reactionary” position.
    They have to be carefully educated that line makes sense, some awful people have been filling these kids heads with shit.

    As a J00ish, bisexual woman who has been sexually assaulted this beyond disgusts me. Any university that gives a person like this a platform clearly doesn’t care about their POC and LGBT+ population.

    To graduate from UArts, I had to sit in a class taught by a woman who has built a career on erasing my transgender siblings in history as they have always existed, and silencing the voices of marginalized communities.

    A great number of the comments left are there to establish “WOKE” points, not to make any coherent argument against Pagila.

  50. DM OF WA

    notafan
    #2989464, posted on April 16, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I do recall where the main character wanted to stay at the end

    He went back for the girl, I think?

  51. Boambee John

    DrBeauGan
    #2989432, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I’ve got an idea for a TV series.

    Sortvof done in a movie, Sly Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock in the show that started with Stallone and Snipes frozen in a “humane” prison. Snipes gets out decades later, Stallone is defrosted to recapture him, and much humour at the expense of PC follows.

    Also features refugees from PC world living a free life away from “civilisation” underground. Sort of a glimpse into our likely future.

  52. Speedbox

    Outstanding. That’ll be front page news. Climate sceptic scientist wins unfair dismissal case against alarmist university. Writes itself really.

    Indeed. I’ll enlist my family to watch for the lead item on channels 2, 7, 9 and 10. Should be first story after the Notre Dame fire.

    /sarc

  53. notafan

    DM he was sitting in a meeting with everyone babbling corporate speak and decided the 70s warts and all was far better

  54. Tom

    I didn’t bother to ‘categorise’ every story but was taken aback by the tabloid/magazine approach. I wondered whether there was no actual ‘news’ from around the world. On the other hand, News Corp would not persist with this style if their data logging did not confirm they are getting ‘clicks’. So, somebody is reading this crap.

    Haven’t you read a tabloid newspaper lately, Speedbox? News.com.au is a tabloid news website.

    In today’s Melbourne Herald Sun, every news page in the forward news section has stories that can be categorised as celebrity/showbiz gossip. Pages 16, 18 and 19 are DEDICATED gossip columns.

    Cats aren’t generally into trivia and gossip, yet Australia’s tabloid formula newspapers, such as the Herald Sun and the Sydney Daily Telegraph are the only ones that break straight news stories daily and occasionally campaign on issues such as crime (carjackings, anyone? Or power prices), whereas Australia’s only remaining broadsheet newspaper, the Paywallian, publishes only talking points. The Paywallian hasn’t broken a hard news story for years.

    The tabloid formula is mass-circulation news publishing science whose bedrock is the public interest, whereas the Fakefacts-Nein papers publish only talking points that rigidly conform to leftist political beliefs. That’s why they’re going broke.

    I still subscribe to the Paywallian for research purposes, but the only paper I get for the news is the Herald Sun, which I buy from the shop most days.

  55. zyconoclast

    The head of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party took his invective against illegal Muslim immigrants to a new level this week as the general election kicked off, promising to throw them into the Bay of Bengal.

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah referred to such illegal immigrants as “termites”, a description he also used last September, when he drew condemnation from rights groups. The U.S. State Department also noted the remark in its annual human rights report.

    “Infiltrators are like termites in the soil of Bengal,” Shah said on Thursday at a rally in West Bengal, as voting in India’s 39-day general election started.

    “A Bharatiya Janata Party government will pick up infiltrators one by one and throw them into the Bay of Bengal,” he said, referring to illegal immigrants from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

    Shah nevertheless reiterated the BJP’s stance on giving citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs from Bangladesh and Pakistan.

    India is already working on deporting an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the country after fleeing Buddhist-majority Myanmar. New Delhi considers them a security threat.

    The comments from Shah, the right-hand man of Modi, drew criticism from the main opposition Congress party as well as minority groups. On Twitter, some users likened his speech to a suggestion of ethnic cleansing.

    “The statement is a direct attack on the identity and integrity of the nation as a secular state,” the Kerala Christian Forum, a group from the southern state, said in a statement. It demanded an apology from Shah.

    A BJP spokesman declined to comment on the speech.

    Congress spokesman Sanjay Jha said Shah’s remarks were a deliberate attempt to polarise voters along sectarian lines.

    “The political business model of the BJP is to raise the communal temperature, keep it at a boil, and to keep India in a permanent religious divide,” Jha said.

  56. Mother Lode

    That could have been worded better.

    No, it couldn’t.

  57. Tel

    Outstanding. That’ll be front page news.

    Anyone care to predict how the ABC will handle it?

    I’m guess ignore for two or three days, then write one misleading report which will contain a bunch of Monty-style squirrel distractions.

  58. zyconoclast

    Chinese scientists have put human brain genes in monkeys—and yes, they may be smarter

    Now scientists in southern China report that they’ve tried to narrow the evolutionary gap, creating several transgenic macaque monkeys with extra copies of a human gene suspected of playing a role in shaping human intelligence.

  59. Atoms for Peace

    See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. The wise monkeys of the MSM will thus non report Dr Ridds win.

  60. Tailgunner

    Look at how much Awareness I just raised for Women’s sport.

    Yes,yes you did.
    Insanely good stuff!

  61. $1 says the ABC will do it.

    Breaking: University is forced to employ recalcitrant denier.

  62. zyconoclast

    The head of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling H1ndu nationalist party took his invective against illegal M00slim immigrants to a new level this week as the general election kicked off, promising to throw them into the Bay of Bengal.

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah referred to such illegal immigrants as “termites”, a description he also used last September, when he drew condemnation from rights groups. The U.S. State Department also noted the remark in its annual human rights report.

    “Infiltrators are like termites in the soil of Bengal,” Shah said on Thursday at a rally in West Bengal, as voting in India’s 39-day general election started.

    “A Bharatiya Janata Party government will pick up infiltrators one by one and throw them into the Bay of Bengal,” he said, referring to illegal immigrants from neighbouring M00slim-majority Bangladesh.

    Shah nevertheless reiterated the BJP’s stance on giving citizenship to H1ndus, Buddh1sts, Ja1ns and S1khs from [email protected] and [email protected]

    India is already working on deporting an estimated 40,000 Rohingya M00slims living in the country after fleeing Buddh1st-majority [email protected] New Delhi considers them a security threat.

    The comments from Shah, the right-hand man of Modi, drew criticism from the main opposition Congress party as well as minority groups. On Twitter, some users likened his speech to a suggestion of ethnic cleansing.

    “The statement is a direct attack on the identity and integrity of the nation as a secular state,” the Kerala Chr1stian Forum, a group from the southern state, said in a statement. It demanded an apology from Shah.

    A BJP spokesman declined to comment on the speech.

    Congress spokesman Sanjay Jha said Shah’s remarks were a deliberate attempt to polarise voters along sectarian lines.

    “The political business model of the BJP is to raise the communal temperature, keep it at a boil, and to keep India in a permanent religious divide,” Jha said.

  63. Tailgunner

    zyconoclast
    #2989368, posted on April 16, 2019 at 3:05 pm
    Have we hit peak civilization yet?

    Damn!
    Drug Game recognised.
    The big hoop earrings tell the story. The bigger the hoop….
    But a solid WB.

  64. calli

    On the Chinese Monkeys.

    They’ll make a movie like The Deep Blue Sea but with smart monkeys.

    Oh.

  65. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Newly-elected Emma Hurst reveals bold plans for dairy industry
    Edward Boyd, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    Vegan bodybuilder and newly-elected NSW upper house member Emma Hurst wants to reduce the kangaroo population with contraceptives, slowly transition the dairy industry to “plant based farming”, and eventually phase out the production of eggs in Australia.

    The Animal Justice Party member will join her Legislative Council colleague Mark Pearson on the crossbench for an eight-year term and says animal rights will be their major focus.

    Preventing puppy farming, stopping kangaroo culling, banning caged chickens, improving quality of life for dairy cows and stopping deforestation to assist koalas are her immediate priority.

    Ms Hurst said the culling of kangaroos for commercial, population and farming reasons should be stopped, and suggested contraceptives as a more humane method of population control.

    “Non-lethal solutions such as immunocontraceptives, darting, essentially desexing those kangaroos to reduce population numbers,” she told The Daily Telegraph.

    “There has been a lot of research into these methods and it suggests that they could be more effective … It’s more costly upfront, but over a longer time period it will actually reduce costs.”

    Ms Hurst said her party would push to introduce “tough” anti-puppy farming legislation and was focused on stopping the caging of chickens who lay eggs.

    “The first step is to get hens out of cages, it’s just a hideous practice, but I think there will be a reduction in the consumption of eggs over time just as people sort of seem to be naturally changing their diet,” she said.

    New South Wales voters must be so proud of themselves.

  66. CL:

    Parisian firemen have actually responded, pointing out that the force of water-bombing would endanger the structure. Trump meant well – and he has more expertise with buildings than most of his detractors (yes, he is already being condemned at far left-wing fake news site, news.com) – but this probably wasn’t a great idea.

    I can only assume that Trump meant a type of water fogging, that wouldn’t mean great buckets of water, instead a steady rain shower that smothers the flames.

  67. calli

    “The first step is to get hens out of cages, it’s just a hideous practice, but I think there will be a reduction in the consumption of eggs over time just as people sort of seem to be naturally changing their diet,” she said.

    No you Totalitarian, narcissistic, food obsessed harpie. You are trying to change their diet.

    Keep your weird eating disorder to yourself.

  68. Kangaroo #1: “I found a condom on the main ridge”

    Kangaroo #2: “What’s a main ridge?”

  69. Peter Castieau

    From behind the Oz paywall

    A Federal Court judge has ruled that James Cook University acted unlawfully when it sacked professor Peter Ridd after he publicly criticised the institution and one of its star scientists over claims about the impact global warming had on the Great Barrier Reef.

    Professor Ridd, who worked at the university for 40 years, challenged the dismissal in the Federal Circuit Court, saying the university breached its own enterprise agreement which allowed all staff to express controversial or unpopular views.

    The physics professor argued that the Townsville-based university, which is renowned for its marine science expertise, dismissed him for breaching the university’s code of conduct.

    READ NEXT

    Di Natale proud to break curfew
    ROSIE LEWIS
    Handing down his decision today, judge Salvatore Vasta said that the 17 findings used by the university to justify the sacking were unlawful.

    “The Court rules that the 17 findings made by the University, the two speech directions, the five confidentiality directions, the no satire direction, the censure and the final censure given by the University and the termination of employment of Professor Ridd by the University were all unlawful,” Judge Vasta said.

    A penalty hearing will be set for a later date.

    At a hearing last month, Professor Ridd’s barrister Stuart Wood argued his client was entitled to criticise his colleagues and the university’s perceived lack of quality assurance processes.

    In 2016, Professor Ridd emailed a journalist to allege that images given to the media by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority were misleading because they showed poorly affected corals, which were selected over nearby healthy coral and used to show “broad scale decline” of reef health.

    Professor Ridd claimed the use of the images was “a dramatic example of how scientific organisations are happy to spin a story for their own purposes”.

    He also said his colleague Professor Terry Hughes, the head of JCU’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, would “wriggle and squirm” when asked to explain the discrepancies in the images.

    Professor Ridd was censured again when he repeated the claims on Sky News.

    After a third alleged violation of the code of conduct, Professor Ridd was sacked in April 2018.

  70. Atoms for Peace

    I thought Vegans etc were all about ending human dominion over animals. Do they have permission from the roos to use contraception on them in a forceful measure?

  71. calli

    I want Hurst to save a ickle wicle Jersey bully-calf and raise it to have “quality of life” in her backyard. Go on, Ms Hurst, how can you resist those liquid eyes?

    [laughs evilly]

  72. We could stop farming cattle and sheep, instead we could farm Vegans!

    At least 1500 per acre.

  73. Atoms for Peace

    Will the Greens EV run out of charge on its way to the anti Adani protest. If so, solar recharge or coal fired power station debil debil lecky.

  74. Tel

    Now scientists in southern China report that they’ve tried to narrow the evolutionary gap, creating several transgenic macaque monkeys with extra copies of a human gene suspected of playing a role in shaping human intelligence.

    That’s excellent news … at long last Pauline Hanson will get the support she needs and deserves.

  75. Atoms for Peace

    IR..No protein in the bastards. Could you imagine sexing them at breeding time? Worse than chooks I reckon.

  76. IR..No protein in the bastards.

    I was thinking of roonable power station fuel.

  77. Woolfe

    Bird on fire on twitter

    Don’t be coy brother. 9/11 was about congenital zionists and nuclear demolition. Only a neutron shower can turn so much material to fine dust.

  78. Tel

    We could stop farming cattle and sheep, instead we could farm Vegans!

    Design a fence around your farm that is relatively easy to climb in one direction but fiendishly difficult to get back over in the other direction. Sounds like a job for uncivil engineers.

  79. calli

    I feel a rant approaching…

    I remember when eggs were expensive. Really expensive. I would look at the weekly housekeeping money and work out how many eggs I could afford that week. Sometimes it was only a half dozen. The lion’s share went to my little toddler in the form of custard. The adults went without. I avoided recipes for cakes that required more than one egg (teacake anyone?).

    Fresh chicken was the same. Frozen was the go, for something special. A bird eked out to make two meals and stock.

    This Hurst creature wants us to go back to this type of worrying rubbish, probably because she has never had to experience it herself. Her drivers are her own food preferences and her idiotic ideology that animals somehow have a better life if a) they never existed in the first place or b) the wild is so much nicer than a farm.

    I’ve seen what veganism has done to one young woman who was read the riot act by her worried doctor. Hurst can jam it up her skinny backside.

    /rant

    Ahhhh…that’s better.

  80. Tel

    Only a neutron shower can turn so much material to fine dust.

    A big fraction of the lining material in those buildings was asbestos, which is strong but brittle and forms fine dust extremely easily. That’s why it’s so expensive to dispose of. Quite a few of those first responders are already dead, but given how far the dust spread into normal civilian life, and how slow it can be before symptoms show up … I expect the asbestos is going to become a serious problem for New York at some stage.

    Believe me, I come from Western Sydney, I’ve seen lots of the stuff.

  81. min

    Shorten is starting to lose his cool this early in the campaign. He would not answer question on climate costings, journo kept pushing and he got very tetchy . Keep it up boys put on the pressure he was busy telling usual lies about the government. Journos were not interested.

  82. Knuckle Dragger

    Boambee john, 5.16pm;

    Demolition Man.

    Snipes is at one point busy kicking the suitcase out of 15 cops or so, and one of the hangers-back turns to another and says,

    ‘He’s using violence! We’re not trained for this!!!!’

    Christine Nixon apparently thought it was a documentary.

  83. Gab

    Solid rant, Calli! I feel better too 🙂

  84. woolfe

    Well i worked underground at an asbestos mine and i’m still here.

  85. calli

    It’s cleansing.

    The G&T helped focus the mind too.

  86. zyconoclast

    On the Chinese Monkeys.

    They’ll make a movie like The Deep Blue Sea but with smart monkeys.

    Oh.

  87. zyconoclast

    woops wrong video

  88. Tel

    woolfe #2989522, America’s Mayor sent them in with no safety equipment … never even notified anyone about the hazard. Beyond that, ordinary people in the street were totally coated with the dust.

  89. calli

    Good grief. Just watching Ma Nettleton doing sad voice surrounded by black swathed, whingeing niqabis.

    Yes, yes. They’ll fit right in to Australian suburbia.

    The horrid thing is that in some suburbs they will.

  90. Stimpson J. Cat

    I would just like to respectfully ask all Cats of all religious denominations, even Atheists and Vegans, to please pray for me.
    I have just started building an Ikea cabinet.

    Thank you.

  91. Confused Old Misfit

    A Federal Court judge has ruled that James Cook University acted unlawfully when it sacked professor Peter Ridd after he publicly criticised the institution and one of its star scientists over claims about the impact global warming had on the Great Barrier Reef.

    Bloody good!

  92. Atoms for Peace

    Stimpy. If you are left with spare wingnut after the cabinet build, gift it to numbers please.

  93. None

    Just driving home and caught the headlines that Peter Ridd has won his case but haven’t read to see whether he can get re -instated.

  94. Atoms for Peace

    Just wondering how deep JCUs legal pockets are. Plenty of people invested on the side of Peter Ridd.
    Some bruxism splints will be getting a work out tonight.

  95. calli

    First cancer cure possibilities, now this.

    Punching well above their weight. But then, they always have.

  96. DrBeauGan

    I would just like to respectfully ask all Cats of all religious denominations, even Atheists and Vegans, to please pray for me.

    You don’t think that might go exactly the wrong way, stimpmeister?

    Which God I don’t believe in would you like me to pray to?

  97. calli

    I have just started building an Ikea cabinet.

    There’s an App for that.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    Which God I don’t believe in would you like me to pray to?

    Pray to God Dawkins for some funny memes.

  99. Atoms for Peace

    Calli..Lets not forget the tunnel engineers in adjacent wannabe countries. Maybe a job for them in Victoriastan

  100. Stimpson J. Cat

    There’s an App for that.

    I downloaded the App and now I’m holding up my phone and waving it around.
    It’s not building the f$cking thing.
    Do you have to say magic words like in Harry Potter or what?
    Too f$cking hard man.

  101. Top Ender

    And in good news from the Oz:

    Senator Hanson-Young’s political future is also in jeopardy. She was elected 11th out of 12 senators for South Australia in 2016, with only 5.9 per cent of the primary vote — down from 13.3 per cent in 2010. She is under pressure from an emboldened Labor party, Senator Storer and Centre Alliance’s Skye Kakoschke-Moore, who was disqualified from parliament as a British citizen in 2017.

    SA Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi, who was initially elected for the Family First Party, faces defeat after preselectors ignored pressure from John Howard and promoted Adelaide councillor Alex Antic ahead of her.

  102. None

    I only buy caged eggs. Lower salmonella risk. And as you can see the recent salmonella outbreak was from Yass free range eggs.

  103. Roger

    Fresh chicken was the same. Frozen was the go, for something special. A bird eked out to make two meals and stock.

    Frozen!?

    Modern conveniences!

    Nan used to chase them round the yard ’til she caught one.

    Then, thwack!

  104. Atoms for Peace

    Stimpy. Wrong app. Download the Allen key app.😎

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL. Coles and Woolies admit to losing billions because of people sneaking stuff through robot checkouts. So now they’re putting cameras in to watch and record your every move.

    Maybe if you lot just employed some more people and had manual scanning instead you’d save those billions. Just a thought.

  106. Mark A

    None
    #2989535, posted on April 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Just driving home and caught the headlines that Peter Ridd has won his case but haven’t read to see whether he can get re -instated.

    I wouldn’t want to be, were I in his position.

    Unless he wants to rub it in?

  107. Atoms for Peace

    We all know about post election sinecure for maaastes, but who looks after ex Greens? Centre link?

  108. Stimpson J. Cat

    How much does Arky charge to put together an Ikea cabinet?
    Does anyone know?

  109. Roger

    Just driving home and caught the headlines that Peter Ridd has won his case but haven’t read to see whether he can get re -instated.

    JCU will fight it.

    Let’s hope Sal Vasta’s judgement is water tight, something he is not known for.

  110. None

    Dunno Mark A. it’s a job he loves. plus true academics never retire.

  111. DrBeauGan

    Please stop talking about eating eggs, chickens and things with sugar on fried in lard or butter, also drinking a G&T. I am still on my 800 fast diet.

    You can talk about eating vegans though. I’m not that desperate.

  112. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2989550, posted on April 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    LOL. Coles and Woolies admit to losing billions because of people sneaking stuff through robot checkouts. So now they’re putting cameras in to watch and record your every move.

    Maybe if you lot just employed some more people and had manual scanning instead you’d save those billions. Just a thought.

    I refuse to use them. Put on more staff. I see many more staff working at Aldi than at Woolies or Coles.

    Sometimes they try to direct you to self serve but I cut them off with ‘I don’t like the bloke serving me’.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    Vegan bodybuilder and newly-elected NSW upper house member Emma Hurst wants to reduce the kangaroo population with contraceptives

    If she’s from Vega surely she is disqualified under s44.
    Also if she built her body in the shape of someone else she’s breached copyright.
    I want to see her tentacles!

  114. Nick

    Let’s see if climate warrior David Pocock protests against Qantas as he does coal :

    In Sweden, this phenomenon is known as “Flying Shame.” As its name implies, a growing number of Swedes now feel guilty about the environmental impact their flying has on the environment. Based on the numbers above, especially compared to the growth experienced in neighboring nations, this appears to be a real issue. In fact, the World Wildlife Fund reports that 23% of Swedes have abstained from traveling via air over the last year to reduce their climate impact. New words in the Swedish vocabulary include “flygskam” (flying shame), “tagskryt” (train bragging), and “smygflyga” (flying in secret).

  115. Mitch M.

    I refuse to use them. Put on more staff. I see many more staff working at Aldi than at Woolies or Coles.

    Sometimes they try to direct you to self serve but I cut them off with ‘I don’t like the bloke serving me’.

    They’ve already won. Today I noticed the manual check outs had nearly no-one waiting but the self serve check out was nearly full. They just had to keep it going long enough until people habitually turned to the self serve facility. It is now not uncommon to find lines at the self serve.

  116. DrBeauGan

    In Sweden, this phenomenon is known as “Flying Shame.” As its name implies, a growing number of Swedes now feel guilty about the environmental impact their flying has on the environment. Based on the numbers above, especially compared to the growth experienced in neighboring nations, this appears to be a real issue. In fact, the World Wildlife Fund reports that 23% of Swedes have abstained from traveling via air over the last year to reduce their climate impact. New words in the Swedish vocabulary include “flygskam” (flying shame), “tagskryt” (train bragging), and “smygflyga” (flying in secret).

    Were I a rutabaga, I’d feel a lot more shame at being a pathetic conformist creep than flying in an aeroplane.

  117. Infidel Tiger

    Self serve is great.

    You can steal so much shit it’s not funny.

  118. Armadillo

    How much does Arky charge to put together an Ikea cabinet?

    Oh dear.

  119. Rafe Champion

    Top 10 dummy spits after the Trump election victory.

  120. feelthebern

    Regarding eggs, the best eggs I’ve ever eaten were on the Hana coast of Maui.

  121. Confused Old Misfit

    Top 10 dummy spits after the Trump election victory.

    Rafe it’s over.
    He won!
    He will again, in 2020.

  122. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2989573, posted on April 16, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Self serve is great.

    You can steal so much shit it’s not funny.

    I know.
    It’s a slippery slope.
    One day you are a bit short and you put vine-truss tomatoes through as regular tomatoes.
    Next thing you are putting a 2 kg lobster through as unwashed potatoes.

  123. vlad

    I saw a poster today for a vegan festival that promised “VEGAN FOOD/VEGAN DRINKS/VEGAN MUSIC”.

    Even allowing for some tongue-in-cheek there, I shudder to think what vegan music sounds like. I think I’d prefer Vogon poetry.

  124. cohenite

    Bolt reporting the channel 10 reporter who tore tits a new arse today demanding he supply the costs of his green policies. But bolta still sticks to this bullshit that Australia is too small to impact world emissions so ruining our economy doing what tits wants to do is a pyrrhic victory. What bolta and other sceptics like Kelly do when they use this approach is to confirm the alarmist position that not just any CO2 but only human CO2 is destroying the world’s climate.

    The right response is to say CO2 is not what the alarmists say; it is not destroying the climate. It’s role as a greenhouse gas is rubbish and the increase in CO2 over the 20thC is natural. The alarmist position must be revealed for the scientific fraud it is.

    I hope Malcolm Roberts gets back into the senate. He has been the only politician who can take the argument to the alarmists.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    I know.
    It’s a slippery slope.
    One day you are a bit short and you put vine-truss tomatoes through as regular tomatoes.
    Next thing you are putting a 2 kg lobster through as unwashed potatoes.

    My dream is they introduce this facility at Dan Murphy’s.

  126. Gab

    The famous Saint Sulpice church in Paris was lit on fire just last month. The month before that an attack on St. Nicholas in northern France, and another fire lit in St Alain cathedral in south-central France.

    There seems to be a recurring theme here.

  127. Gab

    Interesting that the vaulted ceilings were designed to prevent fire from the wooden roof.

  128. EvilElvis

    Self serve is great.

    You can steal so much shit it’s not funny.

    Agreed. I’ve taken to going “blip, blip” as I pass the item sort of near the scanner. Haven’t been sprung yet but it’s getting so easy I give a crazed, mad scientist laugh now after each “blip, blip”. It’s only a matter of time before a 14 year old, vegan, bisexual ‘monitor’ makes a citizen’s arrest…

  129. vlad

    I would rather Notre Dame hadn’t caught fire, but such things are bound to happen in a 900-year history. Catholicism encourages us to take the long view.

  130. Stimpson J. Cat

    Just pretend it’s Lego, just pretend it’s Lego, just pretend it’s Lego……..

  131. Tel

    There seems to be a recurring theme here.

    I called the Pope to check up on all these burning churches.

    He said it’s caused by Capitalism. Good to have a canonical answer on that one.

  132. Top 10 dummy spits after the Trump election victory.

    It just never gets old 🙂

  133. Leigh Lowe

    Wank alert!
    One of my great memories of Notre Dame is sitting at a window table at this little restaurant and looking down the river to the cathedral.
    I thought we were made in the shade and fair enough too.
    The restaurant was slow to take advantage of the view of the cathedral … only opened in 1582.
    The specialty is duck, crunched in a press to extract the blood and then reduced with wine to make the sauce.

  134. Leigh Lowe

    If one positive thing comes out of this fire it is my fervent hope that Americans will stop pronouncing it “Noder Daim”.
    It’s Not-rrrrah Darm you Fillistines!

  135. Stimpson J. Cat

    You untrustworthy Swedish Dogs,
    I’m missing a piece!

    Oh wait there it is.

  136. Black Ball

    Good evening. I note that Tits Shorten was a bit, er, short with a reporter pressing him for costing analyses for his policies. Is there a link to this? This same reporter should be deployed to various Greens morons’ interviews. ScoMo will cop this line of questioning, only fair other candidates do as well.

  137. Cassie of Sydney

    Bill Shorten a feminist….well there’s one for the books. Yes I suppose he was being a great feminist when he dumped his first wife by text whilst at a football match….yes I suppose he was being a great feminist when he committed adultery whilst married to his first wife and then impregnated a woman who was still married to another man….yes I suppose he is such a great feminist that he has had an allegation of “you know what” against him. Bill Shorten is a feminist whilst Tony Abbott…a man who has remained faithful to his one and only wife and who has never had an allegation of “you know what” against him is somehow the anti-feminist….we really live in strange times.

  138. 2dogs

    Ridd v JCU order – everything JCU did was unlawful!

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If one positive thing comes out of this fire it is my fervent hope that Americans will stop pronouncing it “Noder Daim”.

    Don’t have a reference, but apparently the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana, has had to issue a statement saying that, no, it wasn’t them who burned down.

  140. Tel

    There’s some amazing second hand furniture on Gumtree and other online trading sites selling for half or less what you pay for a basic flatpack at IKEA. Thing is, you need a ute or a van and a couple of big guys to move a fully built solid wooden desk.

    This could be an economic study in how small hatchbacks drove the market towards kit furniture to the point were really excellent pieces sit around while everyone shrugs.

  141. Eyrie

    “Well well free range doesn’t sound much like chicken heaven.”
    Poor bloody chooks. Imagine the stress of checking six all the time for raptors.

  142. Nick

    Leigh, I once rented an appartmente directly across the road from D’Argent. My best lunch was at Le Maurice. Oh I’m part French on my Great Grandmother’s side, my hairy whatsit quivered when ND was burning, which, I’m sure, was a result of……..

  143. Cassie of Sydney

    Great, great news about Peter Ridd.

  144. Arky

    The specialty is duck, crunched in a press to extract the blood

    ..
    Alive?
    Too good for them.

  145. cohenite

    I can’t link to it but a lot of people from the religion of pieces are enjoying Notre-Dame burning down. If you can bother it’s on Robert Spencer’s site.

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The specialty is duck, crunched in a press to extract the blood

    Is there a vegan friendly version?

  147. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Mythbusters’ target Labor funding
    Rosie Lewis
    Reporter
    @rosieslewis

    Scott Morrison has attacked Bill Shorten’s character in a bid to discredit any Mediscare-style campaign during the election, accusing the Opposition Leader of “lying all the time”, as a dedicated team of Coalition “mythbusters” work behind the scenes to challenge Labor’s funding claims.

    Still smarting from Labor’s Medi­scare campaign in 2016, which former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull blamed for the loss of Coalition seats after he scraped through to win a one-seat majority, senior Liberal operatives said they had learned their lesson and would be on the front foot until May 18. While strategists would not reveal how many of the ­Coalition’s 130 staff based at its Brisbane headquarters were part of the special myth-busting unit, The Australian understands Liberal employees are working each day to point out fact from fiction.

    “We’ve got a pretty strong digital media presence, that’s a departure from the past,” Liberal sources said. “Digital responses are just as important as traditional media these days. We’re not going to vacate the field on this and will hold Shorten and his lies to account.”

    Asked today how he planned to combat a Mediscare 2.0 campaign, the Prime Minister targeted Mr Shorten and his $2.3 billion cancer package.

    Mr Shorten, who today announced $200 million for free blood tests for cancer patients, has come under increasing pressure to detail how much Labor’s proposed new Medicare item for specialist oncologist consultations will cost and what kind of consultations it will apply to

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  148. Gab

    One of my great memories of Notre Dame is sitting at a window table at this little restaurant and looking down the river to the cathedral.

    Good times.

    One of my great memories after visiting Notre Dame was discovering the underground Crypte archéologique de l’île de la Cité, which is in front of the cathedral. And then walking over the bridge to stumble across a hole-in-the-wall crêperie in Rue de la Huchette. I enjoyed the chocolate crêpe while standing on Pont des coeurs while gazing out over the Seine. I would so love to go back to Paris.

  149. Old Lefty

    Further to Oh Come On on Piers Morgan, my favourite memory of the obnoxious blowhard is the sight of him cowering in the corner of the nets after the Australian cricket team, annoyed by one of his vicious rants against Alistair Cook, challenged him to face an over from Brett Lee. It was delicious viewing – but would have been even better if Lee, instead of bouncing him, had knocked over middle stump six times in a row.

  150. cohenite

    Roberts was excellent on q&a dealing with that loathsome skank trioli; trioli of course after 9.11 apologised for the West’s provocation of the religion of pieces:

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=285078615777205

  151. Oh come on

    Jesse Lee Peterson does the best triggering on the internet.

  152. Farmer Gez

    Arky
    #2989621, posted on April 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm
    The specialty is duck, crunched in a press to extract the blood

    ..
    Alive?
    Too good for them.

    You’re a hard man Arky.
    What do you suggest for stinking, water fouling, honking useless bloody geese.

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I would so love to go back to Paris.

    Get used to the sight of soldiers wherever – armed – and they are the hard men – paratroopers and Marines.

  154. Armadillo

    Alive? Too good for them.

    Arky, leave the ducks alone.

  155. Crossie

    C.L.
    #2989410, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:05 pm
    How odd newspapers are these days.
    There are apparently TV programs called “MAFS” and “Game of Thrones” and journalists are so utterly childish that what happens on these shows is now ‘reported’ the next day. This is a indicative of a culture totally exhausted and totally decrepit. As a boy, I don’t recall The Australian reporting on whether Howard Cunningham finally allowed Richie to borrow the Desoto.

    Not an exhausted culture but ignorant younger populace along with the media. I often have occasion to cringe when some twenty-something media twit, journalist is too grand a word for them, mangles a word, mistakes a concept and has no idea of acceptable protocol or that there even is a protocol.

    For example take this afternoon on 2GB two dolly birds discussing the Notre Dame fire and one of then then proceeded to interview Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher. I expected him to be addressed as Your Excellency or Your Grace but the twit simply said Archbishop and launched into the question. She kept repeating that form of address throughout the interview. Stunning ignorance from people who seek to inform us.

  156. Atoms for Peace

    Who knew that Veganism can be a mask for eating disorders? /sarc

  157. Steve trickler

    The World’s Largest Plane. Airborne.

    Designed to carry payloads that can launch satellites into space.

  158. Crossie

    What do you suggest for stinking, water fouling, honking useless bloody geese.

    Delicious when fed the French way then roasted while the livers can either be sauted or made into pate.

  159. Oh come on

    Stevie T, have you checked out Mentour’s YouTube channel? If yes, thoughts?

  160. Arky

    What do you suggest for stinking, water fouling, honking useless bloody geese.

    ..
    They should be mocked ruthlessly beforehand.

  161. Atoms for Peace

    Z2KA..paras with gendarmes in Dijon last trip was discordant. Number 1 crewcut with serious firepower does lots for tourism. Then again,the religion of pieces does tend to ruin tourism as a matter of course.

  162. Arky

    Ducks are the armadillos of the wetlands.

  163. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Stunning ignorance from people who seek to inform us.

    F.W. De Klerk, when State President of South Africa, was introduced by a vacuous young lady, masquerading as a journalist, as “The former President of South Africa.”

    He fixed her with a steely gaze and said “Madam, to the best of my knowledge and belief, I am still State President of this country.” She never even had the grace to apologize..

  164. zyconoclast

    “smygflyga” (flying in secret).

    There is a perfectly good Swedish for this. Stowaway.

  165. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Z2KA..paras with gendarmes in Dijon last trip was discordant.

    Can’t remember the name of the village we visited to see the local castle, but even the gendarmes on the beat were carrying sub machine guns, and I counted thirty two soldiers on duty at the Palace of Versailles.

  166. Farmer Gez

    They should be mocked ruthlessly beforehand.

    Geese are notoriously insensitive to mocking.
    A number 2 Wood delivered at beak level. A high tee position, not for the amateur.

  167. Nick

    Ducks are the armadillos of the wetlands.

    You can eat a duck

  168. Crossie

    Several days ago I passed by news.com.au website and noticed there were 3-4 stories about MAFS, another 2-3 stories about MKR, 1-2 stories about the Royals (specifically Princes William and Harry and their respective wives), 2-3 stories about the election, assorted puff pieces on gardening, cooking, fashion, health and sex.

    Speedbox, when I was young this used to be the province of women’s magazines that used to have a million+ weekly circulation. Nowadays the magazines are just celebrity pictures, not even much gossip, since everything else has moved to “serious” publications.

  169. mh

    I saw a poster today for a vegan festival that promised “VEGAN FOOD/VEGAN DRINKS/VEGAN MUSIC”.

    Vegan music. That could be Morrissey. However Morrissey is quite right wing these days.

  170. Steve trickler

    Oh come on
    #2989645, posted on April 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Nope . Just had a quick look. Looks good. I’ll suss it out over time.

    Cheers for that.

  171. dover_beach

    The monastery at Mont Saint Michel has been reopened with new vocations. Ash Wednesday mass there was a joy, I’d lost track of days and hadn’t realised.

    What wonderful news!

  172. Crossie

    I saw a poster today for a vegan festival that promised “VEGAN FOOD/VEGAN DRINKS/VEGAN MUSIC”.

    I suspect my neighbour must be their entertainment, he recently took up drumming which is driving the entire street up the wall.

  173. zyconoclast

    Roberts was excellent on q&a dealing with that loathsome skank trioli; trioli of course after 9.11 apologised for the West’s provocation of the religion of pieces:

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=285078615777205

    Thanks for that. I have not watched Q&A for a very long time.
    He did very well. Articulate and not a craven cuck.

  174. hzhousewife

    I suspect my neighbour must be their entertainment, he recently took up drumming which is driving the entire street up the wall.

    Hey, that’s where the bloke down the hill from us moved to ! Every Sunday afternoon for 5 hours for about two years! Enjoy !

  175. Crossie

    Oh come on
    #2989440, posted on April 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm
    Students go to war with Camille Paglia:

    Students demand controversial prof be replaced by ‘queer person of color’

    My God. Do they realise who they are taking on? Paglia will annihilate them without breaking a sweat.

    It is astonishing to me how intellectually vapid the woke student cohort is. Fancy students trying to drum out a towering intellect such as Paglia from their place of learning.

    The snowflakes don’t have to beat her they just have to outlast her. Camille is getting on in years and eventually she will retire, probably to write and, voila, they win.

    As somebody said many years ago, life’s a bitch and then you die.

  176. Crossie

    Hey, that’s where the bloke down the hill from us moved to ! Every Sunday afternoon for 5 hours for about two years! Enjoy !

    My husband is praying for deafness.

  177. Beertruk

    Good news Cats:

    Queensland university’s dismissal of professor ruled unlawful
    Vanessa Marsh, The Courier-Mail
    April 16, 2019 5:24pm
    Subscriber only
    THE Federal Circuit Court of Australia has found that James Cook University acted unlawfully when it dismissed a professor who spoke out about his colleagues “untrustworthy” research.

    Doctor Peter Ridd had worked for James Cook University for 30 years last year when he was sacked for speaking out about his concerns that environmental research being produced by his colleagues was untrustworthy and hadn’t been quality assured.

    Judge’s smackdown in university case

    After a three-day hearing in the Federal Circuit Court last month, Judge Sal Vasta today found the university’s treatment of the respected professor was unlawful.

    Former JCU climate scientist Peter Ridd, left, with his legal team barrister Benjamin Kidston, QC Stuart Wood, lawyer Mitchell Downes, barrister Benjamin Jellis, last month.
    “The Court rules that the 17 findings made by the University, the two speech directions, the five confidentiality directions, the no satire direction, the censure and the final censure given by the University and the termination of employment of Professor Ridd by the University were all unlawful,” his court order read.

    Professor Peter Ridd.
    During the hearing, the court heard that in April 2016, Dr Ridd emailed a newspaper journalist criticising “sensationalist” photos of the reef being distributed by institutions including the Australian institute of Marine Science.

    The university officially censured Dr Ridd for the email in which he told the reporter that images purportedly showing the reef in declining health off the coast of Bowen had been selectively taken to ignore the “spectacular” coral that was thriving in the same area.

    “This is a relatively trivial though visually spectacular example of bad science on reef,” he wrote.

    Dr Ridd also suggested a series of questions for the journalist to ask Professor Terry Hughes, the head of JCU’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, about the veracity and quality of the research, saying he would likely “wriggle and squirm”.

    Controversial marine physicist sacked by James Cook University
    Barrister Stuart Wood QC, for Dr Ridd, told the court that “instead of simply answering the questions” and defending the scientific processes, Prof Hughes complained to his boss Professor Chris Cocklin about the email, saying it attacked his integrity and that of the Centre of Excellence and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

    In November 2017, Dr Ridd again came under fire from the university and was censured a second time for comments he made to Alan Jones on his Sky television program in which the professor said he was concerned about the lack of quality assurance on the “doom science” warning the Great Barrier Reef was in a “catastrophic” state and “at end game”.

    Dr Ridd said he was sceptical of research warning the reef was in dire health due to global warming, saying his own research showed the same coral species thriving in the warmer climates in areas including Papua New Guinea and Thailand.

    He also raised concerns about peer reviewed papers, saying people would “laugh” at the effort that went into the reviews, saying it was usually one or two other scientists reading of the paper like a subeditor rather than a group of researchers rigorously testing the science.

    Months later in April, 2018, Dr Ridd was officially sacked from the job he had held for three decades.

    The university’s penalty will be decided at a later court date.

    Linky

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    People keep banging on about Trivago Girl.

    I can’t see what the hysteria is about. I mean, she’s ok but not worth getting glass through your hands and knees.

    A solid 6.

  179. Beertruk

    Crap…sorry Girls and Boys, its already been posted. Late again…as usual….sigh…

  180. Overburdened

    From the Australian

    Peter Ridd vindicated and JCU shown to be unreliable.

    Some rugby player sticks his head up to say that Folau should be forgiven.

    Obviously no perception of Folau’s thinking on the issue.

  181. Empire 5:5

    This could be an economic study in how small hatchbacks drove the market towards kit furniture to the point were really excellent pieces sit around while everyone shrugs.

    Once Man With a Van gets Ubered, problem solved.

    I still want a V8 F150 LWB for the those barn find moments.

  182. Oh come on

    The snowflakes don’t have to beat her they just have to outlast her. Camille is getting on in years and eventually she will retire, probably to write and, voila, they win.

    As somebody said many years ago, life’s a bitch and then you die.

    Nah I don’t think so. Paglia is the sort who’d postpone her retirement plans just to make sure the snowflakes don’t get the better of her. And if she dies in the job then they have failed.

    She is – as she describes herself – an Amazon warrior, an Aries, always sharpening her weapons and ready for the fight. I don’t think she’d even do retirement. These noisy little bitches don’t stand a chance.

  183. Beertruk

    bespoke
    #2989670, posted on April 16, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Bespoke, what has been seen and heard, cannot be unseen and unheard.
    You have been sentenced to 100 lashes with a wet shoelace, Matey. 😉

  184. Cassie of Sydney

    “Articulate and not a craven cuck”

    Well that makes a refreshing change…most conservatives are usually inarticulate cucks on television…..coz they always want to be liked.

    Still….why any conservative bothers going onto that programme I’ll never know. All it does is continue to legitimise it and lend credibility to it.

  185. Cassie of Sydney

    “Oh come on
    #2989672, posted on April 16, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Nah I don’t think so. Paglia is the sort who’d postpone her retirement plans just to make sure the snowflakes don’t get the better of her. And if she dies in the job then they have failed.

    She is – as she describes herself – an Amazon warrior, an Aries, always sharpening her weapons and ready for the fight. I don’t think she’d even do retirement. These noisy little bitches don’t stand a chance.

    Agree…Paglia is not one to be censored or trampled on. And she can out talk anyone….with Camille Paglia the snowflakes will NEVER ever have the last word. I love her.

  186. will

    Tel
    #2989515, posted on April 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm
    Only a neutron shower can turn so much material to fine dust.

    A big fraction of the lining material in those buildings was asbestos, which is strong but brittle and forms fine dust extremely easily. That’s why it’s so expensive to dispose of. Quite a few of those first responders are already dead, but given how far the dust spread into normal civilian life, and how slow it can be before symptoms show up … I expect the asbestos is going to become a serious problem for New York at some stage.

    Believe me, I come from Western Sydney, I’ve seen lots of the stuff.

    Its everywhere yet the incidence is low and falling:
    the incidence of mesothelioma is consistently higher in men than in women. For both, the incidence peaked in the 1990s and has trended downward since then. In 2009 the incidence rate in men was about 1.8 per 100,000 and in women was about 0.9″

    Truth is that, despite widespread hysteria, white asbestos is mostly harmless for casual exposure; it is blue asbestos that is deadly.

  187. Overburdened

    Re what to farm when vegans rule.

    The vegans are relying on Harold Holt to hand over the sacred vegemite plantations that he has used to finance his secret base under Ayers Rock.

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    I saw a poster today for a vegan festival that promised “VEGAN FOOD/VEGAN DRINKS/VEGAN MUSIC”.

    Vegan fast food?

    The fake meat revolution is here! Fast food chains like Burger King are now selling a new breed of vegan burgers, created in a lab to taste (and even bleed) like real beef – but can they possibly be good for you? (14 Apr, via BCF)

    Last week, Burger King started stocking the vegan Impossible Burger, and Nestle launched their soya and wheat protein Garden Gourmet Incredible Burger.

    In addition, the Harvester chain has starting selling the Moving Mountains Burger – the fabled ‘bleeding’ vegan patty.

    And they are not just aiming at the 1.6 million vegans and vegetarians in Britain today.

    Companies are hoping to court the 22 million who describe themselves as ‘flexitarian’: part-time non-meat-eaters who opt for veggie meals and products in an attempt to boost their health.

    A third of Britons now claim to have ‘meat-free days’, citing ‘health reasons’ and concerns for the environment as the main reasons.

    If you go to the vegan food festival beware of the flexitarians. It could be an off day for some of them.

  189. Overburdened

    Hats off to peter ridd.

  190. Nick

    If meat is so shit, why do vegans make vegan food look like meat ?

  191. Leigh Lowe

    The specialty is duck, crunched in a press to extract the blood

    Is there a vegan friendly version?

    Well, sir, we can serve you ze orange alone (shrug) … but it may contain traces of ze canard (shrug) … sorry (not really).
    Maybe sir could make a reservation in … perhaps… California.

  192. A third of Britons now claim to have ‘meat-free days’, citing ‘health reasons’ and concerns for the environment as the main reasons.

    Any meat free day up until the end of the paleolithic era was a day closer to becoming a corpse.

    If you were truly concerned about your consumption, wouldn’t you just drown yourself in a deep part of the ocean with biodegradable hessian and locally sourced rocks?

    Thank god we have the paleo fanatics on the other end of the spectrum balancing this out and demanding stuff like offal and bone broth for “snacks”.

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    People keep banging on about Trivago Girl.
    I can’t see what the hysteria is about. I mean, she’s ok but not worth getting glass through your hands and knees.

    There’s always the Trivago guy if you’re desperate KD.
    ‘Trivago Guy’ Arrested for DWI After Police Find Him Asleep in Car Blocking Rush-Hour Traffic

  194. RobK

     In 2009 the incidence rate in men was about 1.8 per 100,000 and in women was about 0.9″
    There is a wide variation of individual susceptibility mesothelioma. Removal of asbestos from brake lining , pipe lagging and asbestos cloth was a big plus.

  195. Arky

    Ducks are the armadillos of the wetlands.
    ..
    You can eat a duck

    ..
    For sure you can eat armadillos.
    If you want to die simultaneously and immediately from projectile diarrhea, tuberculosis, rectal cancer and bloat.

  196. Only a neutron shower can turn so much material to fine dust.

    Jesus christ Graeme. First of all you’re probably thinking of a neutrino shower and there is footage of an F-4 phantom being rocket sledded into metres thick concrete. The concrete wobbles and the titanium alloyed airframe is obliterated into dust.

  197. Knuckle Dragger

    BoN,

    I respectfully decline, yet appreciate your concern.

    I’ll take the chicks in the Target catalogues over Trivago Girl any day.

    It sounds stupid but take a proper look. I only discovered this recently, while turfing the junk mail straight to the bin.

    It’s an untapped resource.

  198. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #2989618, posted on April 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Leigh, I once rented an appartmente directly across the road from D’Argent. My best lunch was at Le Maurice. Oh I’m part French on my Great Grandmother’s side, my hairy whatsit quivered when ND was burning, which, I’m sure, was a result of……..

    To be honest, Nick, this was around the early 1990’s and la Tour D’Argent had perhaps lost a bit of it’s silvery lustre.
    Don’t get me wrong. The food was stupendous but the utensils and plates weren’t perfect, and I started to think that the service wasn’t great.
    Until we were leaving.
    A waiter simply overheard that it was our wedding anniversary and sent someone downstairs to their gift shop to make up a hamper of their products.
    I tried to claim I set it up.
    I got a smack for that.

  199. Overburdened

    Anyone that objects to eating animals and then eats an imitation of the various forms that animals take as food are admitting that meat is good.

    Fucked in the head.

    The good news is that if the vegans prevail, over untold generations humans will change.

    Humans canine teeth will become vestigial or disappear and the incisors will become more robust.

    Whatever sentient life finds the fossils will have proof that humans were vegetarians.

    So the vegans will be proved right eventually.

  200. Mother Lode

    Re what to farm when vegans rule.

    When vegans rule farms will be pastures where humans graze.

    They will lie beneath the branches weighed down by the lotus fruits on which they feed, the plants leaves gently leaning to veil them from the light rains falling from clouds that intrude rarely upon mild sunny days.

    They will lie at peace with no urges or discomfort interrupting their bliss. Content and whole, they will need no medicine, no other food, no people, no speech.

    There will be silence except for the lazy humming of bees about the flowers, and the odd eruption of flatus as shifts their body a centimetre here or there.

    And in Canberra, Di Natale and his crew will issue one decree after another to maintain this Eden, which just needs someone to control the weather: which the Greens advertise as their core brief.

  201. Leigh Lowe

    Arky

    #2989649, posted on April 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Ducks are the armadillos of the wetlands

    If le canard is not to your taste, you need to change your restaurant.
    Sadly, if le canard at home is not cooked to your liking, consult a divorce lawyer.
    None of your experiences are the fault of the canard.

  202. Entropy

    Target catalogues are poor man’s poorn

  203. Cactus

    Japan musings. In JAL lounge now about to fly home. They have an excellent selection of whisky, sake and beer. This is not a wine country. Anyway, we did a tour a few days ago of Yamasaki whisky distillery. Excellent gear. But alas you can try but can’t buy. We could not buy the stuff at the distillery. Plenty of scotch and bourbon from the parent company armada of brands but none of the local gear. In the stores it seems the same. Japan whisky seems to have got very popular all of a sudden and has been drunk out. With a 10 year lag between investment and supply, expect the deficit to continue. Prices on scotch whisky were criminally cheap, Glenfarclas 12 for $50/L, also got Talisker 10 and Glenmorangie 10 at same terms.

    Back to the JAL Lounge, Yamasaki 12y spied and being inbibed. Now more 18 also at hand. Is it rude to double park? Don’t care. Person next to me on flight, apologies in advance.

  204. Nick

    To be honest, Nick, this was around the early 1990’s and la Tour D’Argent had perhaps lost a bit of it’s silvery lustre.
    Don’t get me wrong. The food was stupendous but the utensils and plates weren’t perfect, and I started to think that the service wasn’t great.
    Until we were leaving.
    A waiter simply overheard that it was our wedding anniversary and sent someone downstairs to their gift shop to make up a hamper of their products.
    I tried to claim I set it up.
    I got a smack for that.

    Ha! I was at Le Meurice with two relatives who have manorial titles. They were chatting about being Lady X and the waiter who was listening nearly dropped the serving spoons he had. Le Meurice were so kind, even I blushed when they asked if I preferred to speak in English or French, me French not bein that great an all.
    Fuck I sound like someone here at times.

  205. Cactus

    Sorry the 18 above should read Bowmore 18.

  206. For the real lovers of mammals.

    http://www.godecookery.com/mtrans/mtrans19.htm

    INGREDIENTS:

    Porpoise blood
    Porpoise grease
    Oatmeal
    Salt
    Pepper
    Ginger
    One porpoise stomach

    Shit. I’m all out of porpoise grease.

    Take 2:

    http://www.gastronomydomine.com/2006/06/09/badger-stew/

    1 badger
    1 glass of pig’s blood
    1 small glass of armagnac
    1 ginger root
    1 bottle of dry, sparkling white wine
    2 eggs
    1 pot of crème fraîche
    salt and pepper
    500g forest mushrooms OR chestnuts to accompany
    100g butter
    oil

  207. Top Ender

    Remember the F4 Phantom:

  208. RobK

    Target catalogues are poor man’s….. 
    But the garments are affordable.

  209. Nick

    Cactus, the Bowmore 18 is ‘ok’. Glenfarclas or Hibiki 21 are worth trying.
    If you’re still in Japan, check out the single malt goodies in local liquor supermarkets, the value is amazing. Don’t even bother with Duty Free at Narita,

  210. Knuckle Dragger

    Entropy,

    Yeah nah. Anyone who watched a bit of pron in recent times would have noted that the ladees are all silicon, those stupid lips the size of inner tubes and eyebrows drawn on in texta by one of Numbers’ students.

    The catalogues chicks are far better looking. Probably gagging for it too.

    The last decent looking pron star was Jenna Jameson. Christy Mack in a pinch, before her UFC ex boyfriend got to her.

  211. John Constantine

    The turducken.

    Something ridiculous made by stuffing things that don’t really fit into each other.

    Like shortens election platform.

    Their shorten, the economic turducken.

  212. Black Ball

    Trivago woman is awesome. Full stop.

  213. Overburdened

    JC

    The last line of the story refers to the vegetarian version.

    There is no escape.

  214. Knuckle Dragger

    BB,

    The chick in the Ford ads was much better.

    At one point I considered her to the potential to be the future ex Mrs KD.

    Shelf life of today’s manufacturing and all that.

  215. John Constantine

    Nobody has yet asked shorten how hawke/keating/rudd/gillard afford their housing and lifestyles on parlimentary pensions and never paying accountants to arrange their tax.

    If labor drag out the walking dead ex-prime sellouts, who would dare to ask them what they pay their accountants per year?.

    Not their abc.

    Comrades.

  216. I’ll celebrate the Ridd case when anybody can point to a single one of the climate scammers who has lost their job / money / status. Or where the result has not lead to payouts from taxpayers pockets.
    Anybody…anybody…
    Bueller…

  217. Leigh Lowe

    Ha! I was at Le Meurice with two relatives who have manorial titles. They were chatting about being Lady X and the waiter who was listening nearly dropped the serving spoons he had. Le Meurice were so kind, even I blushed when they asked if I preferred to speak in English or French, me French not bein that great an all.
    Fuck I sound like someone here at times.

    Are ya knockers perky?
    Nothing wrong with sharing relevant stories when circumstances allow.
    Overload of domestic bliss can wear thin though.

  218. Cactus

    Yes. I have 1x full bottle of scotch and 2x 2/3 full. All in checked luggage. Didn’t even bother with airport duty free. Last time thought I had scored a bargain after 30 min of browsing. Only to be told to present my boarding pass and then told they can’t sell to me because I was boarding a Australian bound flight. We always ban things pretending that it is for something like safety when it is actually BS and paper bags have been delivered by Sydney Duty Free store to the correct political masters.

  219. feelthebern

    The Sydney Airport protectionist racket has to stop.

  220. John Constantine

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2858646/The-Roast-Beast-Restaurant-invents-Lambpigcow-makes-turducken-look-poultry-comparison.html

    Roasted lambpigcow.

    Sort of like our one party states economic policy of crushpacking australia with every scrap possible of dragged forward debtfunded growth and slowly roasting it over an economic bonfire of the vanities.

    Comrades.

  221. Cactus

    Random other Japan. A week ago in the morning I was visiting the Hiroshima peace park. At night I watched the Hiroshima Carpe play baseball at their local home crowd with 30k other fans. Struck me as a strange contrast.

  222. feelthebern

    Australia has the facade of democracy.
    Also the facade of freedom of speech.
    The Ridd case & Folau case should never have happened.
    Same with these injunctions.
    I want to know what Avi is not allowed to speak about.
    I want to know why the ABC was let off the hook by the Vic courts too re the contempt case.

  223. feelthebern

    This is why we need wikileaks, Edward Snowden & more citizen journalists.

  224. calli

    Fancy schmantzy Paris restaurants.

    Were you offered weffer thin mints?

  225. Knuckle Dragger

    Cactus,

    The Indians and Pakis didn’t like the Poms either when they were running the joint.

    I think they’ve retained a mild interest in cricket though.

  226. Cactus

    Serious question. Having travelled widely, I come across many countries where tax, or comparative advantage renders a good or service to be an absolute bargain compared to my home experience. I don’t think Australia has many of those left. Or maybe we never had that. Do you reckon an overseas tourist in Australia ever has a moment where they go, “my god, Aussies only pay (x) for (y)”. Beuller? Please nominate a good or service…

  227. feelthebern

    Is Foie Gras still served in France?
    Or are they adhering to the EU rules against it?

  228. John Constantine

    https://www.manorialcounselltd.co.uk/

    Titles for sale.

    Once one abc wymynsys gets one, they all will.

    Comrades.

  229. Leigh Lowe

     they asked if I preferred to speak in English or French, me French not bein that great an all.

    Last year we were eating at a restaurant in Vienna (in ze park) and a waitress addressed us in some Teutonic dialect.
    My dumb look told her it didn’t register.
    She then said (in English) “I am so sorry. I should speak English.”
    I told her that she should never apologise for speaking her native tongue in her own country.
    (In my mind I thought “However, you really need to apologise for Hitler” … but I kept that to myself).
    .
    And … two glasses of champagne whilst waiting for the taxi.

  230. feelthebern

    When rich Chinese complain about the cost of Sydney, you know you have a problem.
    Sydney Airport stats are showing growth in Chinese inbound has flat lined.
    Their uptick in domestic tourism is one thing.
    But Australia is losing out to other destinations.

  231. Steve trickler

    Paul Weston – Leftist Pygmies Take Down Roger Scruton

    Weston is back.

    I’m not full bottle on Scruton, but if Weston has popped out of the woodwork….something is up.

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