Monday Forum: April 22, 2019

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  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    beats the old fluffy dice and venetians on the rear window!

    But not chrome plated grease nipples and twin overhead foxtails!

  2. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That becomes the slogan – Stick With Scott

    Ah, the Mortein option.
    At least it’s got cut through.
    Cockroaches and flies beware.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Palmer United Party ads are winning votes because they are actually strongly identifying problems that are on people’s minds, policy issues

    The ‘we’re not going to take it anymore’ jingle would be for sure.
    The green bullshit Shorten is pushing and the Libs general uselessness underline it.
    The ALP has been running an ad in the Ncl tv news, complete lying hitjob on ScoMo.
    Unless the Libs get some money and some cojones they’re rooted.

  4. OldOzzie

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2998098, posted on April 26, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Hairy has suggested to me several times that we should go to one of the WW2 Nazi ‘death’ camps, not for tourism but for respect and comprehension. I have said a flat no every time he brings it up. I have enough trouble sleeping sometimes as it is. I just do not want to go there; I’ve read about it, seen the pictures, and that is enough.

    Lizzie,

    I assume you have read

    The Scourge of the Swastika
    by Edward Frederick Langley Russell

    This factual account of German war crimes of World War II is a formidable indictment of Nazi brutality and of the monstrous organization that so terrorized occupied Europe and murdered at least 12 million civilians. Along with “The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes” (1853674990) by the same author, it was a phenomenal best-seller when first published. Drawing on documentary evidence submitted to the Nuremberg trials and brilliantly written by an expert intimately connected to the prosecution of war criminals, this searing condemnation of the Third Reich’s crimes is factual, objective, and unstinting in its efforts to expose the truth behind real or alleged atrocities. It examines Hitler’s instruments of tyranny–SS, Gestapo, and Army–and repression, German crimes against prisoners of war, outrages committed on the high seas, crimes against civilian populations, the mass use of slave labor, the concentration camps; and the “Final Solution” of the Jewish question.

    and

    The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes
    by Edward Frederick Langley Russell

    This is the classic, standard account of Japanese war crimes; a best seller in its time, but out of print for many years. Between 1931 and 1945 Japanese troops rampaged through one defeated country after another, executing civilians, despoiling cities, massacring prisoners and cruelly exploiting prisoners of war and native populations. This carefully constructed history charts this brutal swathe of destruction, objectively examines individual crimes and details the reasons behind Japan’s unprecedented disregard for accepted humanitarian principles. Japanese troops behaved with considerable brutality in their war against China a campaign designed ‘to punish the people of China’. The Nanking massacre of December 1937 was just one example of the appalling series of atrocities the Japanese inflicted on the conquered Chinese. Japan also excelled in the mistreatment of prisoners of war. Allied troops unfortunate enough to fall into Japanese hands were abused, humiliated, starved and forced to serve as slave labor. This sweeping indictment of atrocities committed by the forces of the Rising Sun is a detailed and carefully documented study and one which throws light onto one of the most disturbing episodes of World War II.

  5. rickw

    You, Israel Folau, are a non-person.

    Is this the bit where Winston Smith finds the old Israel Folau articles, incinerates them and pastes in a replacement?

  6. OldOzzie

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2998098, posted on April 26, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Hairy has suggested to me several times that we should go to one of the WW2 Nazi ‘death’ camps, not for tourism but for respect and comprehension. I have said a flat no every time he brings it up. I have enough trouble sleeping sometimes as it is. I just do not want to go there; I’ve read about it, seen the pictures, and that is enough.

    Lizzie,

    I assume you have read

    The Scourge of the Swastika
    by Edward Frederick Langley Russell

    This factual account of German war crimes of World War II is a formidable indictment of Nazi brutality and of the monstrous organization that so terrorized occupied Europe and murdered at least 12 million civilians. Along with “The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes” (1853674990) by the same author, it was a phenomenal best-seller when first published. Drawing on documentary evidence submitted to the Nuremberg trials and brilliantly written by an expert intimately connected to the prosecution of war criminals, this searing condemnation of the Third Reich’s crimes is factual, objective, and unstinting in its efforts to expose the truth behind real or alleged atrocities. It examines Hitler’s instruments of tyranny–SS, Gestapo, and Army–and repression, German crimes against prisoners of war, outrages committed on the high seas, crimes against civilian populations, the mass use of slave labor, the concentration camps; and the “Final Solution” of the J#wish question.

    and

    The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes
    by Edward Frederick Langley Russell

    This is the classic, standard account of Japanese war crimes; a best seller in its time, but out of print for many years. Between 1931 and 1945 Japanese troops rampaged through one defeated country after another, executing civilians, despoiling cities, massacring prisoners and cruelly exploiting prisoners of war and native populations. This carefully constructed history charts this brutal swathe of destruction, objectively examines individual crimes and details the reasons behind Japan’s unprecedented disregard for accepted humanitarian principles. Japanese troops behaved with considerable brutality in their war against China a campaign designed ‘to punish the people of China’. The Nanking massacre of December 1937 was just one example of the appalling series of atrocities the Japanese inflicted on the conquered Chinese. Japan also excelled in the mistreatment of prisoners of war. Allied troops unfortunate enough to fall into Japanese hands were abused, humiliated, starved and forced to serve as slave labor. This sweeping indictment of atrocities committed by the forces of the Rising Sun is a detailed and carefully documented study and one which throws light onto one of the most disturbing episodes of World War II.

  7. Atoms for Peace

    One of the staff at work states that her kids sing along with the UAP song in the car.

  8. rickw

    The Palmer United Party ads are winning votes because they are actually strongly identifying problems that are on people’s minds, policy issues

    Suddenly Mr and Mrs Middle Australia realise that there is a party out there that’s not buying votes at the expense of them and their children’s future.

  9. Arky

    Fat Yellow Bastard Party is the biggest load of old cobblers since that red headed fishwife person.
    It is almost as if the majors hire the most mong- like and unsavoury cretins to host some sort of fake oppo in Australian politics.

  10. Memoryvault

    Stick With Scott

    Close, but not quite on the mark. How about –
    “Sick with Scott”?

    At least it has an aura of truth about it.
    Not that the other lot are any better.

  11. mh

    Ah, the Mortein option.

    You’ll have to remind me, Lizzie.

  12. Stimpson J. Cat

    He looks like a Lone Wolf to me.
    And mentally unstable.
    Wheres Stimpson?

    Come on man.
    I mean seriously.
    I don’t even look like a Lone Wolf.

    A Bald Wolf, sure.

  13. Overburdened

    Or the

    If the vans arockin don’t bother knockin

    Sticker

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have enough trouble sleeping sometimes as it is. I just do not want to go there; I’ve read about it, seen the pictures, and that is enough.

    Fair enough, Lizzie B – the Memsahib confessed to nightmares after seeing the “killing fields.”

  15. Arky

    You could throw a rock in a safe injecting room and hit someone better qualified to attract votes than any of this lot.

  16. Tel

    Allied troops unfortunate enough to fall into Japanese hands were abused, humiliated, starved and forced to serve as slave labor.

    In stark contrast to the way Germans and Russians treated each other’s prisoners during WWII.

    Or the way Native Americans were treated before that … or the way the Vikings raided the Celts, or the way the Romans treated the Slavs and Germani even earlier than that.

    Then we could talk about Arabs and what they got up to while invading the Hindus. How about what the African tribes did to each other? Why do the Yazidi refuse to eat lettuce?

  17. Stimpson J. Cat

    My money is mine. To do whatever I want to do with it. If I want to spend it on myself, I can. If I want to give it to my children, I can. If I want to give it to the government or any other non-family beneficiary, I can. If I want to leave everything I have to an unconventionally attractive heroic bald mentally ill man, I will.

    Why can’t you all be like Calli?
    She is a noble Woman.

  18. P

    Alan Jones launces scathing attack on Rugby Australia over Israel Folau

    Writing in a column for The Australian, Jones derided the game’s governing body in this country as effectively illiterate and called the whole saga surrounding Folau a “heap of crock”.

    “It is now clear, in relation to the Israel Folau affair, that they can’t read either,” Jones wrote.

    “The issue around Folau is really quite simple. You either believe in God or you don’t. You are either a Christian or you are not.

    “How extraordinary that not one single person on the payroll of Rugby Australia has dared to step out of line and say simply that this Folau issue is a heap of crock.”

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    You could throw a rock in a safe injecting room and hit someone better qualified to attract votes than any of this lot.

    True. It’s pretty amazing how weird politics has gotten. The entire Democrat field of presidential candidates looks like something out of Happy Hectares at Morisset. Why aren’t the voters going for candidates with anything approaching a common touch?

  20. Tel

    Clive Palmer proudly has no principles, wheels and deals with the best of them, and is willing to do what it takes to win. The other parties feel some desperate need to pretend to stand for something, and come up with pretend principles which they will then make excuses for later.

    Clive is deeply and sincerely insincere … while his opponents are common or garden insincerity. I think people can respect that.

  21. Roger

    Unless the Libs get some money…they’re rooted.

    Alas, the “people that do not matter” have closed their wallets.

    I think they’ll win it, though, because Shorten is so bad, but there will have to be a mea culpa and major change of direction if they want to win the next one.

    Of course, nobody in the Liberal Party is thinking that far ahead.

  22. Roger

    “How extraordinary that not one single person on the payroll of Rugby Australia has dared to step out of line and say simply that this Folau issue is a heap of crock.”

    AJ has clearly lost touch with corporate Australia in recent years.

    Wall to wall urban bugmen (and women).

  23. Arky

    My money is mine. To do whatever I want to do with it. If I want to spend it on myself, I can. If I want to give it to my children…

    ..
    I wish you were right.
    But you ain’t.
    That money belongs to the state. You are not allowed to destroy it. Try buying a car with it. First you will need to show identification. try buying gold. You will have to show identification. Try buying a firearm. Not yours. Does not come with your picture on it.
    Your home?
    Look at the deed. it gives you little if any rights over the land your home occupies.
    A home that must comply with the bylaws imposed by their agents, the council, IF they even let you build, which they don’t have to.
    You own NOTHING.

  24. pete m

    Saw 1 ad by libs saying bill will tax everybody and everything which struck well the higher taxing meme.

    UAP ads are terrible with no solutions just whinging.

    His ad about China owning a runway in buttfuck nowhere was crazy stupid. Only a total moron would give a shit.

  25. Colonel Crispin Berka

    This election has all terrible options.
    Give up and just start digging tunnels. https://imgur.com/gallery/seKWB

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Army veteran of 34 years says female soldiers deserve more spotlight
    Cloe Read, The Courier-Mail
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    AS THOUSANDS gathered this week to pay tribute to Australian servicemen and women past and present, an army veteran of 34 years said female soldiers deserved more of the spotlight.
    Donna Bourke survived a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, several near-death experiences across her six deployments in nine years, and is now making history as part of the Anzac tradition, paving the way for younger females serving in the military.

    Rising quickly through the ranks of the Australian Army from private soldier to corporal in the Royal Australian Corps of Signals and later to warrant officer in the Australian Intelligence Corps working as a counter intelligence officer and an electronic warfare analyst, Ms Bourke saw it all in a 34-year journey from the WRAAC School in the late 1970s.

    In her recently released book Hidden Courage: My Life as a Female Australian Soldier, she details the revolutionary role women have played in the defence force.

    After being admitted for the first time in 1979, they faced a battle for equality, tasked to “free up the men on the front line, clean the workplace, and make coffee”.

    Ms Bourke jokes that women do the exact same thing men do in the military, but “just don’t brag about it as much”.

    “We just get on with the job, we’re just quiet and plod along,” she said.

    “I think more and more though, these young girls are wanting their voices heard.

    “When I reflect back, they’re actually not that different from how I was – we like to have a good time, we’re smart, and career driven. Some things change and some stay the same.

    “Our main role when joining the military was to free the men up for the front line, so we stayed behind and did the menial jobs like driving and cooking and communications work and the guys were very against having women in the army.

    “It was pretty tough back then, we were expected to make coffee and clean up in the workplace and things like that. Having said that, I didn’t really experience a lot of sexist attitude as I was one of the boys and pitched in and did what they did.

  27. cohenite

    What an election campaign: tits has the feminist vote and also an untested r.pe allegation; his deputy a convicted drug trafficker for a hubbie.

    Fraser Anning and his supporters are the only ones putting up fight against the real opponents: the msm.

  28. Arky

    You are here, to work, or not, at their pleasure.
    You will line up at the state- controlled duopoly supermarket like a little chicken at the feed tray. Along with the other chickens. Peck, peck, peck, at the automated feedlot.
    You will turn up on time, in the correct place and get your name ticked off, whenever it pleases them that you should show your compliance by voting.

  29. Atoms for Peace

    Pete M. 40 years of faux education has rendered the average voter as dumber than a rock. That’s a feature of the system IMO. Acknowledge that, and the advertising makes sense.

  30. Atoms for Peace

    Do we have any females in the SAS?

  31. Crossie

    Unless the Libs get some money…they’re rooted.

    Alas, the “people that do not matter” have closed their wallets.

    Is Textor still working for the Libs? It seems the Delcons have lots of options at the coming election, the Libs/Nats not so much.

  32. Roger

    Is Textor still working for the Libs?

    On a self imposed sabbatical from matters electoral, I hear.

    My he come out of it wiser.

  33. Zyconoclast

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2998098, posted on April 26, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Hairy has suggested to me several times that we should go to one of the WW2 Nazi ‘death’ camps, not for tourism but for respect and comprehension. I have said a flat no every time he brings it up. I have enough trouble sleeping sometimes as it is. I just do not want to go there; I’ve read about it, seen the pictures, and that is enough.

    Good on you.

  34. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2998058, posted on April 26, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    As well as classical music, Daffy Duck introduced me to a lot of classic Americana songs.

    I almost bought the box set the other day… then I remembered we no longer own a DVD player.

    No worries.
    I got them all on 8-track.

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    Army veteran of 34 years says female soldiers deserve more spotlight

    I don’t think they need that.
    In our Sub 1 cpl course at Holsworthy we had two ladies.
    An entire platoon of males followed them around like lambs.
    One guy bragged to me how he scored.
    Chose the plain slightly tubby one and brought his own rubbers.
    OTOH the males the ADF recruits these days may be denatured, seeing they’ve gone through the Australian school system.

  36. Done Deal

    haven’t the Libs heard a picture tells a thousand words? A few basic Excel graphs would tell the entire history of Labor governments; be it debt, interest rates, unemployment, spending, broken budget promises. And one picture would show the paltry contributions to emission reductions we would make even if we cut it to zero tomorrow when compared to world wide emissions/increases. Maybe they could throw in a picture of a vegan caveman to emphasize the point.

  37. jupes

    Or the way Native Americans were treated before that

    You mean the way Native Americans treated their prisoners before that … oh hang on, most of them didn’t take prisoners. Slaves yes, prisoners no.

    The Commanches are up there with the Nazis and IS as the most evil fuckers to have existed over the last few of centuries. Any enemy unfortunate enough to be captured by them was tortured by ever more imaginative means before they were killed or died. What the US Army did to them in return pales into comparison.

  38. mh

    Mutti Merkel has left a wonderful legacy

    GERMAN WOMEN’S MAGAZINE TEACHES GIRLS TO TREAT STAB WOUNDS

    https://www.infowars.com/german-womens-magazine-teaches-girls-to-treat-stab-wounds/

  39. jupes

    Clive is deeply and sincerely insincere … while his opponents are common or garden insincerity. I think people can respect that.

    LOL True!

    I’ll be putting the big fella ahead of Greens, Labor and Libs. He’s the only one battling the Chicoms.

  40. Leigh Lowe

    Why the fuck don’t the Libs run one advert on high rotation:-
    Clip 1 …

    I haven’t seen what she’s said, but let me say I support what it is she said.”

    Voice over …

    Pardon? What was that Bill?

    Clip 2 …

    “I support what she said … My view is what the prime minister’s view is.”

    Voice over …

    And Bill Shorten wants to run the country.
    Ask yourself.
    Who will be running Bill?

  41. Overburdened

    Sound comments re the state of the election.

    palmer is the Penguin, Morrison is Catwoman and tits is the Riddler.

  42. Overburdened

    In a surprise twist John Howard and Peter Costello are gearing up and ready to slide down the bat pole.

  43. Overburdened

    OOF! Pow!!* CRUNCH!!

  44. Siltstone

    If Tony Abbott was running the LNP campaign, Bill Shorten would be shitten. But LNP dopes decided otherwise.

  45. Overburdened

    Mr Abbott would be a formidable superhero, given the amount of time he spends in his togs being a hero.

  46. Overburdened

    I declare a personal interest in nominating Peter Costello.

    He would be fetching in a Robin mask with his undies on the outside.

  47. Mater

    Ok guys, running a straw poll.
    Whilst it’s fresh in the memory, what are your favourite hymns/songs for an ANZAC Day Service?
    Which ones make the hair on the back of your neck stand up?

    I’ll start by nominating Highland Cathedral and Amazing Grace.

  48. Arky

    Philip Neville Arps, 44, pleaded guilty to two charges of distributing the chilling footage the day after the March 15 massacre when he appeared in Christchurch District Court on Friday.
    The Christchurch businessman is among 10 people charged with objectionable publication offences in relation to the livestream under New Zealand’s 1993 Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act.
    The court heard Arps allegedly sent the video to an unknown person and requested for the footage to be modified with a ‘kill count’ as victims were shot, Stuff reported.
    He also allegedly requested crosshairs be added as if the viewer was looking through a rifle scope.
    He then allegedly distributed the unmodified footage to another 30 people.

    When interviewed by police, Arps admitted to requesting the livestream footage to be modified and thought it was ‘awesome’, the court heard.
    When questioned about the massacre at Christchurch two mosques– he replied: ‘I could not give a f…, mate.’

    © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Philip Neville Arps (pictured) has pleaded guilty to two charges of distributing the chilling footage of the Christchurch massacre which claimed 50 lives
    Arps was remanded in custody for sentenced on June 14, where he faces up to 14 years behind bars.
    His request to be assessed for a home detention sentence was denied by Judge Stephen O’Driscoll.

  49. cohenite

    Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Philip Neville Arps (pictured) has pleaded guilty to two charges of distributing the chilling footage of the Christchurch massacre which claimed 50 lives
    Arps was remanded in custody for sentenced on June 14, where he faces up to 14 years behind bars.
    His request to be assessed for a home detention sentence was denied by Judge Stephen O’Driscoll.

    Beyond words.

  50. Arky

    Being an insensitive arsehole is now illegal in NZ.

  51. OldOzzie

    Overburdened
    #2998178, posted on April 26, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Mr Abbott would be a formidable superhero, given the amount of time he spends in his togs being a hero.

    Overburdened

    When did you last do a Lifesaver Patrol on the Weekend?

    When did you last fight a Bush Fire with a Rural Fire Service Brigade?

    When did you last ride a bloody long way on Pollie Pedal raising money for Charity?

    When did you last spend a week of your holidays doing work in Indigenous Outback Communities?

  52. Arp’s case might be construed in a very way out manner as incitement; but he was not charged with that.

    New Zealand’s 1993 Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act.

    Sounds bloody odious.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ll start by nominating Highland Cathedral and Amazing Grace.

    “Amazing Grace” played by a pipe band.

  54. Arky

    More than half the country is now on the wrong side of the law.

  55. Ragu

    I’m not one to ask for anything, but I’m at the end of my patience dealing with an ex-wife that has turned into a money grabbing minge that’s full of shit.

    “If a child you have parental responsibility for has left Australia without your permission, you should contact the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department”

    Any lurkers or regulars know about this stuff?

    Email me c/o Doomlord

    Namaste

  56. mh

    Whilst it’s fresh in the memory, what are your favourite hymns/songs for an ANZAC Day Service?
    Which ones make the hair on the back of your neck stand up?

    I’ll start by nominating Highland Cathedral and Amazing Grace.

    Amazing Grace NO!

    How on earth do you think that dirge is suitable for an ANZAC Service?

    It’s a hymn about someone that was a “wretch” and got “saved”. Fvcking awful.

  57. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Leigh Lowe, the punchline to that BS ad should be DiNatalie espousing segments of the Greens platform

  58. jupes

    Steyn gets it said (again):

    Yet throughout Sunday the UK, Aussie, Danish and the rest of the world’s media saw their job as thorough obfuscation of the truth. I heard about yesterday’s attack from the BBC, which had extensive rolling coverage with correspondents on the ground – and yet seemed mainly to be trying to tell us as little as possible. A lady think-tanker from Chatham House was keen to focus on the brutality with which the Sri Lankan government had ended the Tamil insurgency a decade ago: a fascinating topic no doubt, but utterly irrelevant to the mound of Christian corpses in Colombo that morning. In the entire hour, hers was the only mention of I***m – when she cautioned that it would be grossly irresponsible and “I***m-phobic” even to bring up the subject.

    She didn’t really need to spell that out, did she? It used to be said that ninety per cent of news is announcing Lord Jones is dead to people who were entirely unaware that Lord Jones was ever alive. Now the trick is to announce Lord Jones is dead and ensure that people remain entirely unaware of why he is no longer alive. One senses that a line was crossed in yesterday’s coverage. As one of our Oz Steyn Club members, Kate Smyth, put it, the media have advanced from dhimmitude to full-blown taqiyya.

    The lights are going out on the most basic of journalistic instincts: Who, what, when, where, why. All are subordinate to the Narrative – or Official Lie. All day yesterday and into today, if you had glanced at the telly, switched on the radio or surfed the big news sites of the Internet, you would have thought the Tamil Tigers were back “with a vengeance”, as The Economist put it – even though with one exception (the 1990 police massacre) the death toll was higher than any individual attack the Tigers had ever pulled off.

    RTWT which includes a magnificent take down of The Age’s coverage.

  59. Mater

    Ok, mh. Grace is not for you. I’m not wedded to her.
    Give me some options.

  60. Zyconoclast

    Trump immigration plan may increase visas for highly skilled workers:

    A merit-based immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers, sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration/new-trump-immigration-plan-may-increase-visas-for-highly-skilled-workers-idUSKCN1S02WD?il=0

  61. Delta A

    Whilst it’s fresh in the memory, what are your favourite hymns/songs for an ANZAC Day Service?
    Which ones make the hair on the back of your neck stand up?

    Recessional.

  62. Siltstone

    Mater

    Abide with me

  63. John Constantine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkLXOWimMY8

    The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Amazing Grace

  64. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #2998181, posted on April 26, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Ok guys, running a straw poll.
    Whilst it’s fresh in the memory, what are your favourite hymns/songs for an ANZAC Day Service?
    Which ones make the hair on the back of your neck stand up?

    I’ll start by nominating Highland Cathedral and Amazing Grace.

    Khe Sanh.
    No?

  65. Tel

    You mean the way Native Americans treated their prisoners before that … oh hang on, most of them didn’t take prisoners. Slaves yes, prisoners no.

    Fair point, they were no angels either. Nor for that matter were their ancestors in South America.

    Then again, the Spanish conquistadors were also pretty murderous and enslaved the locals for their mining operations.

  66. Ragu

    I giv to thee my country

  67. mh

    All Anzac Services need to declare whether they contain bagpipes.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Khe Sanh.
    No?

    Go and bang your head on the floor, until you are forgiven.

  69. jupes

    Abide with me

    While it doesn’t (couldn’t) “make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up”, I think it was played at every Anzac Day service I attended until the last two at Kings Park. I missed it. I sing it in Baritone which my darling wife finds amusing.

    Well to tell the truth they did play it this year, however it was played by the bag-pipes during the laying of the wreaths. Not the same thing really.

  70. Memoryvault

    When did you last ride a bloody long way on Pollie Pedal raising money for Charity?

    When was the last time you used taxpayer’s money to fit up and jail an opposing politician on trumped up electoral charges which were later quashed on appeal?

  71. Mater

    Khe Sanh

    That, I Was Only Nineteen and And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda are automatically out. They didn’t seem to work yesterday, after reveille. Why do you think I’m asking the question? 😉

  72. Mark A

    mh
    #2998208, posted on April 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    All Anzac Services need to declare whether they contain bagpipes.

    Even the pipers are trying to walk away from that ‘orrible sound they make.

  73. Arky

    Battle Hymn of the American republic is alright.
    Won’t hear it on ANZAC day.

  74. jupes

    All Anzac Services need to declare whether they contain bagpipes.

    Better yet, NO Anzac service should contain bagpipes.

  75. Zyconoclast

    CORRUPTION: MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE WHO HELPED CRIMINAL ALIEN ESCAPE HAS BEEN INDICTED

    Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and the court officer, identified in court documents as Wesley MacGregor, face several charges stemming from an April 2, 2018 incident in which the pair allegedly helped Jose Medina-Perez get out of the courthouse via a back door in order to elude the ICE agent who sought Medina-Perez. They’re both charged with obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting; obstruction of a federal proceeding, aiding and abetting and conspiracy to obstruct justice. MacGregor was also charged with perjury before a federal grand jury.

    https://www.illegalaliencrimereport.com/corruption-massachusetts-judge-who-helped-criminal-alien-escape-has-been-indicted/

  76. mh

    If we must have bagpipes, how about It’s A Long Way To The Top?

  77. Mater

    Better yet, NO Anzac service should contain bagpipes.

    No ANZAC day service should contain politicians unless they are wearing medals on their left.
    Every service should commence with the command, “Politicians to the rear!”

    Yesterday some complained that they were relegated to the second row of VIP chairs. Useless mouth breathers.

  78. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m not one to ask for anything, but I’m at the end of my patience dealing with an ex-wife that has turned into a money grabbing minge that’s full of shit.

    You can always make more money.
    You can’t always get access to your kids.
    Think carefully, go very slowly, and never make decisions out of anger or pride or who is right or wrong.
    These factors are irrelevant.
    Your family is more important.
    Think long-term.
    Be nice.
    Trust me.

  79. Zyconoclast

    California May Ban Schools From Suspending Students For ‘Willful Defiance’

    Under the new version (Senate Bill 419), students in grades 4-8 wouldn’t be suspended for disrupting school activities or willfully defying school authorities, including teachers and staff. The bill would also ban schools from suspending students in grades 9-12 for the same thing until January 1, 2025. The law would apply to both public and charter schools.

    https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/04/23/willful-defiance-bill-senate/

  80. Des Deskperson

    ‘How extraordinary that not one single person on the payroll of Rugby Australia has dared to step out of line and say simply that this Folau issue is a heap of crock.”’

    I have no idea what Jones is on about here.

    “That’s why they asked Israel to sign a contract in which he wouldn’t say this and he wouldn’t say that and that his views would be consistent with (Rugby Australia sponsor) Qantas.’

    But he did sign the contract!! Was ha stupid or poorly advised or was the money more important??

  81. John Constantine

    ‘ Amazing Grace’

    Written by a bloke that spent half his life as a godless slave trader, then the last years of his life getting himself squared away and becoming a significant influencer in Britains abolition of slavery.

    Sometimes the words actually say something, and today is as good a day for a fresh start as any other.

    In 1743, while going to visit friends, Newton was captured and pressed into the naval service by the Royal Navy. He became a midshipman aboard HMS Harwich. At one point Newton tried to desert and was punished in front of the crew of 350. Stripped to the waist and tied to the grating, he received a flogging of eight dozen lashes and was reduced to the rank of a common seaman.[5]

    Following that disgrace and humiliation, Newton initially contemplated murdering the captain and committing suicide by throwing himself overboard.[6] He recovered, both physically and mentally. Later, while Harwich was en route to India, he transferred to Pegasus, a slave ship bound for West Africa. The ship carried goods to Africa and traded them for slaves to be shipped to the colonies in the Caribbean and North America.
    Enslavement and rescue

    Newton did not get along with the crew of Pegasus. In 1745[7] they left him in West Africa with Amos Clowe, a slave dealer. Clowe took Newton to the coast and gave him to his wife, Princess Peye of the Sherbro people. She abused and mistreated Newton equally as much as she did her other slaves. Newton later recounted this period as the time he was “once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in West Africa.”[8]

    Early in 1748 he was rescued by a sea captain who had been asked by Newton’s father to search for him, and returned to England on the merchant ship Greyhound, which was carrying beeswax and dyer’s wood, now referred to as camwood.[9]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Newton

  82. Infidel Tiger

    A federal Liberal candidate has apologised for linking same-sex marriage with paedophilia during the marriage equality debate, after being questioned by The Age.

    Gurpal Singh, a lawyer and lecturer who is running to take the safe Labor seat of Scullin, said legalising same-sex marriage could open the gates to more sexual abuse of children during a radio interview in 2017.

    These bloody darkies just won’t shut up!

  83. Oh come on

    Dunno if this has been posted before but it’s farken great! Joe Digenova absolutely rips into lightweight Hill TV host Krystal Ball after she tries to brand Bill Barr a liar. It is brutal – Digenova goes into absolute beast mode and she shits herself! Great stuff!

    “It’s not fine!”

    Feisty Italian types are the best.

  84. Ragu

    I’m trying to go long term, but that minge has disrespected me by taking my child out of the country without my knowledge.

    I want reciprocity.

  85. Oh come on

    What the fuck was wrong with Krystal Ball’s parents? Fancy naming her that.

  86. Infidel Tiger

    The courts role is to help the woman break the man.

    Children are the irrelevant victims.

  87. Infidel Tiger

    My brother became the victim of an ex parte hearing. Had a week to respond to claims he had never heard, despite 5 years of previous hearings all deciding that co-parenting was the best.

    The bitch kept judge shopping until she got what she wanted.

    Broke him financially and mentally.

  88. jupes

    If we must have bagpipes, how about It’s A Long Way To The Top?

    I reckon bagpipes should be banned in Australia except for A Long Way To The Top.

  89. Zyconoclast

    Songs for Anzac Day?
    Try this

    On the left by sisters in arms

    https://youtu.be/K7SoztdOtY0

  90. Mater

    I sense some of you are not taking my straw poll seriously.

  91. John Constantine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXm8JdC4k4c

    Shipping Up To Boston/Enter Sandman – Bagpipe Cover (Goddesses of Bagpipe x The Snake Charmer)

    Not so much to run away from here.

  92. jupes

    It is brutal – Digenova goes into absolute beast mode and she shits herself! Great stuff!

    Superb! Never heard of him before but what a champion.

  93. Ragu

    Bah!

    She hasn’t broken anything but the law.

    We had an implicit agreement. Which means nothing, unless you’re a moron and take a child overseas without the other parent knowing .

    Right?

  94. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m trying to go long term, but that minge has disrespected me by taking my child out of the country without my knowledge.
    I want reciprocity.

    Did she bring the kid back?
    So will your kid respect you if you never get to see them?
    Let’s hope they remember what you look like and your name.

    Simmer down.

    It’s not worth it man.

    Life is never fair.

  95. Arky

    The bitch kept judge shopping until she got what she wanted.
    Broke him financially and mentally.

    ..
    There but for the grace of God go all of us.
    When I think of all the crazy wenches I almost married…
    I think you are stuffed.
    You have to think of it like cancer or a car crash. Nothing to be done about it now.
    Just mentally Kaiser Soze the situation.

  96. Knuckle Dragger

    Bagpipes are awesome in every sense. A quality pipes and drums outfit gets my neck hair going crazy.

    I’ve actually got a clause in my will that says I get pipes and drums at my funeral. If my executor (brother, the sensible one) has his way it the last song played will be It’s A Long Way To The Top.

    If the bro’s got any go in him he’ll plonk them on the back of a flatbed behind the hearse as well.

    I’ll be there, but I won’t hear it. Pity.

  97. Nick

    I sense some of you are not taking my straw poll seriously.

    I guess any Midnight Oil song played on a didgeridoo is also out then

  98. mh

    Ragu, at least you have come to the right place for advice.

    Stimpson and Infidel Tiger are very wise.

  99. Mater

    John C,
    I approve, but I don’t want ANZAC Day to sound like the soundtrack of ‘The Departed’.

  100. Arky

    There was this one, a model. Ended with her holding a carving knife to my throat. Crazy bint.
    For sure it was I was beating the shit out of her boyfriend at the time, but all the same, that is nuts. Imagine procreating with that.

  101. Tel

    Ragu, at least you have come to the right place for advice.

    Stimpson and Infidel Tiger are very wise.

    Pay for a real lawyer, if she has broken the law then you should have a fair chance of getting someone on your side.

  102. Boambee John

    Siltstone
    #2998199, posted on April 26, 2019 at 8:53 pm
    Mater

    Abide with me

    Towards the end of A Bridge Too Far, Urquhart, played by Sean Connery, orders that immobile wounded still able to shoot are to hold the perimeter to cover the withdrawal. The scene early the next morning shows medical orderlies bringing those men back to the HQ at the Hartenstein Hotel. As an orderly aporoaches carrying a wounded man, those already there collectively groan in pain. As the orderly comes closer, the groaning becomes the wounded singing Abide With Me.

    Then the camera pans back on a different angle, showing German soldiers moving in to collect their prisoners.

    Not relevant to the question, but hairs stand up!

  103. Ragu

    Fuck yez all. I’m going to make a stand.

    I aint getting bullied by lawyers or the state into providing for a woman that cheated on me while married. And then didn’t answer my calls for weeks because she went on a holiday, on my dollar.

    Time is up. Any lawyer types out there prepared to defend the defensible?

    c/o Doomlord.

    Namaste

  104. Zyconoclast

    Police say the dramatic arrests of a man and a woman in North Melbourne by the counter-terrorism taskforce on Friday afternoon was “intelligence gathering” and not related to a specific incident.

    The Joint Counter Terrorism Team arrested a man and a woman on the footpath out the front of St Mary’s Anglican Church in North Melbourne about 2pm.

    A police statement released at 7.30pm described the arrests as a “routine operation”, that two people were still being questioned and no one had been charged.

    “This operation is not linked to a specific incident and is part of the JCTT’s ongoing intelligence gathering, the statement said.

    “It is also not linked to any imminent threat and the community should be assured that there is no ongoing risk as a result of this operation.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/counter-terror-police-arrest-two-people-including-man-in-north-melbourne-20190426-p51hlf.html

  105. jupes

    Not relevant to the question, but hairs stand up!

    I stand corrected.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The courts role is to help the woman break the man.

    Children are the irrelevant victims.

    It’s not just if there are children involved. Doing a property settlement with the Creature From the Black Lagoon, A.K.A. my ex – wife, I remember a pious lecture from the sniveling little girly-man who was an officer of the family court in Perth.

    “It is obvious that you have assets, and your wife does not. During your marriage, your wife has become accustomed to a certain standard of living, a certain lifestyle. We are here to make a fair division of those assets, so that she may continue to enjoy that lifestyle.”

    How I never hit the ar$ewipe, I’m damned if I know.

  107. DrBeauGan

    Recessional.

    Far-called our navies melt away;
    On dune and headland sinks the fire:
    Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
    Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
    Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

  108. Infidel Tiger

    Pay for a real lawyer, if she has broken the law then you should have a fair chance of getting someone on your side.

    The Family Court has as much to do with the rule of law as a bowl of canned spaghetti does.

  109. Boambee John

    Ragu
    #2998235, posted on April 26, 2019 at 9:30 pm
    Bah!

    She hasn’t broken anything but the law.

    We had an implicit agreement. Which means nothing, unless you’re a moron and take a child overseas without the other parent knowing .

    Too late now, but you could have had DFAT put a caveat on the kid’s passport.

  110. Oh come on

    Superb! Never heard of him before but what a champion.

    Digenova is indeed a champ. He’s been a sound commentator on Mueller throughout the entire farce and has been thoroughly vindicated.

  111. Oh come on

    Dan Bongino got a lot of his ammo from Joe Digenova.

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    Fuck yez all. I’m going to make a stand.
    I aint getting bullied by lawyers or the state into providing for a woman that cheated on me while married. And then didn’t answer my calls for weeks because she went on a holiday, on my dollar.
    Time is up. Any lawyer types out there prepared to defend the defensible?

    What’s more important, seeing your kid or winning a war you don’t need to fight that salves your ego?

    Choose.

  113. Boambee John

    Ragu

    Where did they go? There are reciprocal agreements with some countries on absconders.

  114. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fuck yez all. I’m going to make a stand.

    I aint getting bullied by lawyers or the state into providing for a woman that cheated on me while married.

    Welcome to the strange world of “No fault” divorce.

  115. Steve trickler

    Mater
    #2998181, posted on April 26, 2019 at 8:42 pm
    Ok guys, running a straw poll.
    Whilst it’s fresh in the memory, what are your favourite hymns/songs for an ANZAC Day Service?
    Which ones make the hair on the back of your neck stand up?

    I’ll start by nominating Highland Cathedral and Amazing Grace.

    This below works for me.

    I’d give it a go at a Service. I reckon a few old Diggers would know the track from the film.



    I’ve always associated it with the aussie film released in 1981. Gallipoli.

  116. Ragu

    seeing your kid or winning a war

    Seeing my child, winning the battle, winning the war and hearing her lamentations of bankruptcy.

  117. Steve trickler

    And obviously those that have served, alive today and know the history of the film.

  118. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2998254, posted on April 26, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    What’s more important, seeing your kid or winning a war you don’t need to fight that salves your ego?

    Choose.

    Not making a lot of sense in this Stimpy.
    We don’t know the details but it sounds to me, like he isn’t going to see his kid anyway if he lets it go.
    Fighting it, he may have a chance.

    I thank my lucky stars every day for a good wife and lifelong mate.

  119. Ragu

    To others , i didn’t know where they went at the time. I had no idea they left the country. It happened at least a year ago.

  120. Knuckle Dragger

    Ragu,

    The system’s designed to make blokes in your position slump their shoulders, go ‘ok’ and slink off never to be seen again.

    Fuck ’em. Take them on and make right pest of yourself. It’s the right thing to do, you know it’s the right thing to do, your kid will understand if not now but in time, and you can look yourself in the mirror and say you did everything in your power to get your child back.

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not making a lot of sense in this Stimpy.

    What would I know?
    It’s not like I have full custody of my kid.
    Oh wait, I do.
    And without court cases.
    And hefty payouts.
    And I have mental illness.
    Don’t listen to me, I’m a fool.
    I bet every other divorced father on this site is in exactly the same situation as me, minus the mental illness of course.
    I’m sure it’s very common.

  122. Oh come on

    I think Stimps is making a lot of sense. Ragu, totally get your reaction and I’d probably be much the same if I were in your shoes. There but for the grace of God and so on. I’ll just observe that cool heads tend to make better decisions. Take whatever time you need to secure your longer term priorities.

  123. Gab

    Ragu! you’re back! When’d you get out?

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And obviously those that have served, alive today and know the history of the film.

    “Gallipoli ” , like “”Breaker Morant”, may have been a very good drama, but took certain liberties with the truth. The attack at the Nek was very little to do with allowing the British to land at Suvla Bay, and everything to do with a simultaneous attack on the Turkish rear, by the New Zealanders from Chunuk Bair. The New Zealanders got lost – unkind souls claimed the New Zealand commander may, or may not have been drunk at the time – and the attack was never made. There’s also a fair amount of contradictory evidence as to whether the seven minute delay in the time from when the barrage stopped, to the time the Light Horsemen “hopped the bags.” actually happened. Marker flags had been sighted on the wire – men from the first wave had achieved the Turkish trenches, and, refusing all demands to surrender, had fought on until they were all killed.

  125. Memoryvault

    I thank my lucky stars every day for a good wife and lifelong mate.

    More precious than the rarest jewels, Mark.
    You don”t realise just how gigantic a part of your life it is, until it’s gone.

  126. Pedro the Ignorant

    You want bagpipes?

    Get an earful of this bloke:

    “Thunderstruck” from the Badpiper.

  127. Stimpson J. Cat

    It happened at least a year ago.

    Let it go.
    It’s done.
    Today is today.

  128. Overburdened

    OldOzzie

    Mr Abbott is a hero, as I advised.

    Apologies if I didn’t state this clearly enough, although my remark seem completely straight forward and it may be that you are resentful and angry, and looking for a reason.

  129. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2998264, posted on April 26, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    OK then Stimpy if you are so smart and knowledgeable to have achieved that, why don’t you contact him personally and give him practical advice instead of the sanctimonious BS you have so far offered.

    Heat of the moment my ass, he has been fighting it for some time and just had enough.

  130. Oh come on

    LOL Mark Dice reports that Michael Avenatti has endorsed Joe Biden! Yeah who wants Obama’s blessing when you can get basta man.

  131. Overburdened

    BTW

    Any time you wish to compare notes regarding our activities I am happy to discuss.

    If all you are is a do nothing prick shaking you fist at the sky, I would advise have another drink and stfu

  132. Stimpson J. Cat

    OK then Stimpy if you are so smart and knowledgeable to have achieved that, why don’t you contact him personally and give him practical advice instead of the sanctimonious BS you have so far offered.

    Don’t get annoyed at me for my success.
    I am trying to stop Ragu from potentially making a life changing error.
    I have seen this sh$t before.
    How many good decisions have you made while angry over something that happened a year ago?

  133. Memoryvault

    You’re kidding me Doomlord.
    I think it must just about be time to find another blog to comment on.
    the insane, over the top moderation here has just about killed this one.

  134. Ragu

    When’d you get out?

    Outta what, Gab?

  135. Fisky

    Uh oh! What will Oldsalt/Testpattern have to say about this???

    Shell middens and a potential ancient hearth add to growing evidence of a much deeper human occupation period in Australasia (prehistoric Sahul).

    A meticulously detailed 11 years research program has concluded that there is compelling evidence for a human presence 120,000 years at Moyjil, Point Richie, on the far south coast of Victoria.

    http://ancientnews.net/2019/03/11/archaeology-places-humans-in-australia-120000-years-ago/?fbclid=IwAR3LQcPHT-tmmKqX9oPmHyNg49YLg1oRbQW1p4nzLBgkIAzUyY5vmZGyD7Y

  136. Infidel Tiger

    Shell middens and a potential ancient hearth add to growing evidence of a much deeper human occupation period in Australasia (prehistoric Sahul).

    A meticulously detailed 11 years research program has concluded that there is compelling evidence for a human presence 120,000 years at Moyjil, Point Richie, on the far south coast of Victoria.

    It will be claimed they were aboriginal. Or like all the other races that were previously here until genocided by the abo, banned from discussion.

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    Just to be clear:

    Your advice, Stimpy, is to lie back and think of England as it’s all too hard and not worth the bother.

    If it was me in that situation I’d tell you to go fuck yourself.

  138. Memoryvault

    Mr Abbott is a hero, as I advised.

    Mr Abbott is a conniving, opportunistic, overly ambitious career politician.
    End of story.

  139. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2998277, posted on April 26, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Stimpy I like you 99% of the time and bow to your wisdom but in this case what are you trying to say?
    Let it go and do nothing and pray it will all come good?
    Keep paying and hope she will see sense and become kind hearted and generous?

    What did you do to get what you wanted? Tell us and that will help him.

  140. Overburdened

    Fisky

    That would be the remnants of cave men.

    There used to be a few around once.

  141. Leigh Lowe

    All Anzac Services need to declare whether they contain bagpipes.

    Better yet, NO Anzac service should contain bagpipes.

    My dream is to go to an Anzac service, sieze a didgeridoo from the beige hands of an indigene and beat a bagpiper to death with it, destroying the bagpipes and the didgeridoo in the process.

  142. Mark A

    Not a big fan of P H but Abbott lost any respect I may have had for him when he pursued her to jail.
    Still remember him in those then fashionable long coats talking to journos spouting about integrity of the parliamentary process.

    Hope he lose his seat.

  143. Oh come on

    but in this case what are you trying to say?

    Don’t let anger, however justifiable, influence your decision making? This is universally good advice.

  144. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #2998232, posted on April 26, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    I sense some of you are not taking my straw poll seriously.

    Sorry.
    I got nothing.
    I keep coming back to the quinella of Last Post + Minute of Silence.

  145. Rockdoctor

    Boambee John
    #2998251, posted on April 26, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Agreed, hopefully kids don’t have passport/citizenship in mum’s country & DFAT not notified. My 2c worth & knowledge from colleagues who have gone the path of foreign spouses.

  146. Memoryvault

    Let it go and do nothing and pray it will all come good?

    Mark, much as I generally agree with you on this, Ragu’s ex-missus has been MIA with the kid for over a year now. Time for him to pick up the pieces of his life and move on.

  147. Overburdened

    Mark A

    His behaviour in politics is one thing and I agree the prosecution of ph was as egregious as any other bad acts by politicians.

    He goes the extra yard in community service.

    This means that unlike most politicians, he does do some direct good for the community in his spare time.

    I hope you welcome zalisteggal’s entry to politics if Mr Abbott loses.

  148. How I never hit the ar$ewipe, I’m damned if I know.

    You’ve still got time to do it.

  149. Mark A

    Overburdened
    #2998294, posted on April 26, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I hope you welcome zalisteggal’s entry to politics if Mr Abbott loses.

    I genuinely hate to say this, but I really don’t care.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    What did you do to get what you wanted? Tell us and that will help him.

    Not everyone is as likeable as me.
    It’s a skill.
    To be honest I don’t know if it is very transferable.
    My situation is very unique.
    😁
    I don’t know Ragus exact circumstances yet.
    He hasn’t just come here just to tell us what he is doing.
    He has come here to get opinions on his options.
    Once you go scorched earth you have no more options.
    You become locked into a course.
    And even then, your child will almost always STILL have to see them anyway.
    Ragu needs to lay out the situation from the end of the relationship, financial agreements, custody arrangements, etc for me to be more specific.
    If he is serious about going to court, then he needs to make a detailed list of all the examples I mentioned briefly above, then make a full timeline with any deviations or disagreements from said list.
    He needs to have diaries, calendars, financial records, witnesses lined up, character references, recordings(it is always good to have these, especially when they start with both parties agreeing to the recording😁) details, details, details, as much sh$t as he can imagine.
    It needs to be so convincing as to be able to persuade a Female Judge to rule in his favor without even thinking about it twice.
    You need to understand, the Family Court operates under the premise that if a child has to have only one parent, it should always be the Mother.
    People may not like this, but this is how it is.

  151. egg_

    One of the saddest post career declines has been watching Jonathan Brown become an AFL company man.

    That Fitzy who was on Sydney commercial radio sounded like a lisping faggot a la Bob Downe.

  152. Memoryvault

    He goes the extra yard in community service.

    Does he? Or does he partake in certain specific activities designed to support and embellish a cleverly crafted public image?

  153. Mark A

    Memoryvault
    #2998293, posted on April 26, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Let it go and do nothing and pray it will all come good?

    Mark, much as I generally agree with you on this, Ragu’s ex-missus has been MIA with the kid for over a year now. Time for him to pick up the pieces of his life and move on.

    I have been in some tight spots same as many of us.
    Not necessarily this legal kind, but if we all just shrugged and said, it’s all too hard and given up, where would we be?

    I can only speak for myself, as long there is a chance of winning I won’t give up.

    Providing of course it’s worth fighting for. That is up to the individual.

  154. cohenite

    jupes

    #2998194, posted on April 26, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Steyn gets it said (again):

    The West is overdue. Europe is a soft target; so is Australia. The only issue is would they bother since our media and political class are doing everything but wear the burqa already. And if it happens what would the media response be. Sri lanka has already receded, the royals won’t visit there; what a pair of dickheads the boys are. When Betty goes the royals will be done.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    The Family Court has as much to do with the rule of law as a bowl of canned spaghetti does.

    I would appoint Baby John Burgess to the Family Court, with Delvene Delaney spinning the property split wheel and Adriana Xenides turning the tiles on the custody wall.

  156. Oh come on

    I genuinely hate to say this, but I really don’t care.

    Too bloody right. Let’s not get sentimental now. I’m sure Abbott is a very decent man in his private life. That’s great, but hardly the point.

    I have a lot more respect for Cory Bernardi than I do for Abbott. At least Bernardi was able to bring himself to break out of the comfortable LP death spiral, and is attempting to create a viable and genuinely conservative alternative. I’m not sure Bernardi’s the man for the job but at least he’s having a crack. Abbott thinks he can refloat that rotten hulk from within. He has some tactical nous but is abysmal when it comes to strategy.

  157. Stimpson J. Cat

    I am assuming Ragus ex took the kid on holiday out of the country a year ago and lied about it and where they were and he is only just finding out now.
    And they are all now in the country.
    I could be wrong here.
    I often am.

  158. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2998297, posted on April 26, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    I’d imagine a lawyer he is seeking would give him the same advice.

    All I’m against is this attitude I noticed, that Oh it’s too hard or it’s been going on for some time now, give it up,

    Why does he have to give up?
    I understand that the system is biased and am grateful that I don’t have to deal with it.

    But we are whinging here day after day about all the rights we lose re. PC speak etc… why give in in to the bias in the family law?

  159. Oh come on

    John Burgess is some kind of freak. He looks the same today as he did 30 years ago. Is he a vampire?

  160. Infidel Tiger

    Tony and Pauline get on fine these days.

    Get over it.

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You need to understand, the Family Court operates under the premise that if a child has to have only one parent, it should always be the Mother.

    The Family Court operates under the premise that every woman, who appears in front of it, is a tender virgin, torn from her mother’s loving arms, and given to this male beast, to placate his nameless and disgraceful lusts on her innocent body.

  162. mh

    The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the first quarter and posted its best growth to start a year in six years.

    First-quarter GDP expanded by 3.2% in the first quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said in its initial read of the economy for that period. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected the U.S. economy increased by 2.5% in the first quarter. It was the first time since 2013 that first-quarter GDP topped 3%...

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/26/gdp-q1-2019-first-read.html

  163. Leigh Lowe

    Oh come on

    #2998225, posted on April 26, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Dunno if this has been posted before but it’s farken great! Joe Digenova absolutely rips into lightweight Hill TV host Krystal Ball after she tries to brand Bill Barr a liar. It is brutal – Digenova goes into absolute beast mode and she shits herself! Great stuff!

    “It’s not fine!”

    Feisty Italian types are the best.

    I would like one … just one … LNP politician to go a smug ABC type like that.
    Amazing that Krystal Ball did not see that coming.
    Thang you.
    Thang you.
    I’ll be here all week.
    Thang you very much.

  164. Memoryvault

    I can only speak for myself, as long there is a chance of winning I won’t give up.

    Again I agree with your sentiment, Mark. And in other circumstances I would support a fight to the end, even help if I could.

    However, in this case the woman and the child have been gone for over a year now. In all probability the kid has, at most, only vague, lingering memories of Ragu, and even they will be gone soon enough. Where is the victory in gaining shared custody of a young child who considers you a stranger and is terrified at the prospect of being with you?

    Yes, it’s a heartbreaking situation, but sometimes that’s just the way life is.
    You pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again.

    Been there, done that.

  165. jupes

    Amazing that Krystal Ball did not see that coming.

    LOL

    Pay that.

  166. jupes

    Okay it’s about the right time to discuss sacking the coach.

    Who goes first; Goodwin or Brad Scott?

  167. pete m

    MV to continue to fight to see your child is the only option. Your child must always know s/he was worth the fight.

  168. Tel

    Amazing that Krystal Ball did not see that coming.

    Another rim shot! All the time we are getting these.

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ragu, Stimpy is making a great deal of sense. So is OCO. Take it slowly and carefully. If your wife and child are back in the country act now to put a DFAT stop on her taking the child o/s again without your permission. That is step number one; perhaps you have already done that, if not do it tomorrow. Once that is done and she is in Australia with the child you can initiate discussion with her on how to work things out with the best interests of your child in mind. You want a decent arrangement about money, a concern for the child’s health and education, and some papering over the cracks in the marriage so that you can be civilised as semi-strangers, which is what you will in good circumstances become.

    I’ve supported a close male relative through some absolutely appalling experiences with Family Court systems. WA has a slightly different system to other States, if you are in WA. After more than ten years and a long five year period of that being in and out of Courtrooms, the ‘child’ is now fifteen, the mother (in and out of locked wards while being supported in her lies by feminazis) is now stable and admits now how impossible she was being, the teenager has survived (his literal survival was at risk until he was 5) and he does know and spend time with both parents. Both people being able to talk together and work it out would have been better than the years of loaded Courtroom dramas and sententious lectures from over-promoted magistrates.

    My first husband and I went down the ‘let’s be civilized friends’ route after a few very nasty scenes between each other which left us both horrified at how people who once loved each other could end up behaving. We did a $100 divorce then, keeping lawyers out of it, making our own property arrangements and agreeing re the children. I had custody he had access, the rules in those days mostly; but he ended up sharing care much more than that and we lived in the same city and general environs; kids lived in both houses. He was a financial nightmare, hardly ever paid up, he felt he wasn’t treated too fairly and had given away too much, and I felt the same although about things. We get on OK now, he’s still a torrid lefty green going on vegan, and I am me, as you know me. We’ve both remarried, him twice more. We now admit we both made mistakes, both in and after the marriage. That’s life; the rough with the smooth.

    Take the long view, because that is all that there is. The pain and humiliation and failure and sexual jealousy will last for a while yet. You will eventually get over it.

    I once left Hairy for two nights, gathered all four children and walked out to a caravan park, where I went incommunicado, intent on simply punishing him with worry, and feeling I couldn’t cope any more as my excuse. I knew he would never think of looking for me there as it was a very Mt. Druitt thing to do. I was very angry about something, there was not any other woman, just certain selfishness he had at times, and certainly no other man for me. On the very first day he spent a massive amount of money on lawyers, and was all prepared for complete lawfare when I finally phoned him, tearfully admitted where I was, and I agreed to return to talk. It took us about five minutes to sort it all out; I can’t imagine how well the lawyers would have done had we progressed lawfare. So I do understand how men jump immediately to anger and defense. It is justified too at times, but so is Stimpy’s view. Things can and do work out given time and cool-headedness. Good luck and take care of yourself.

  170. Memoryvault

    Your child must always know s/he was worth the fight.

    Pete, unlike most if not all commenters here, I’ve been through it.
    These things rarely work out the way we hope and dream they might.

  171. Tel

    To others , i didn’t know where they went at the time. I had no idea they left the country. It happened at least a year ago.

    Are you still making regular payments though? I can guarantee that if there’s a stream of money it will lead right to them.

    Maybe you don’t have the gear to trace that, but believe me it’s highly transparent for anyone who is in the right position to know exactly where they are.

  172. Old Lefty

    Election-night coverage will be interesting. Has Leigh Sales got beyond grade 3 knowledge? I recall Antony Green (the only reason for watching the ABC) having to pull her up when she kept blathering on in 2016 about a confidence motion: ‘Actually, Leigh, there’s no such thing as a confidence motion, it works like this’, a child’s guide to how governments are formed. Remind me how much the taxpayer pays her?

  173. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    MV to continue to fight to see your child is the only option. Your child must always know s/he was worth the fight.

    Agree. That is vital. Whether through negotiated agreement or Court decision. Best to negotiate. Once a child is involved the Courts do have to rubber stamp the agreements made anyway.

  174. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Are you still making regular payments though? I can guarantee that if there’s a stream of money it will lead right to them.

    Child Support Agency take the point of view that they are just there to collect and forward the payments, and not get involved in custody and access battles.

  175. Leigh Lowe

    Uh-oh.
    Looks like Constable Diversity-Hire Noor might be in a spot of bovver.
    From the Powerline report on the Justine Damond murder trial.
    (Sweasy is the prosecutor doing the cross-examination of the Diversity Pin-up Boy …)

    Noor then said “I fired once. The threat took a couple steps back…”
    Sweasy: Did you just say “the threat” took a couple steps back?
    Noor: Yes.
    Sweasy: “The whole blonde hair, pink t-shirt and all is a threat to you?”

    #NoorTrial #JustineDamond

  176. Mindfree

    And here’s a blast from that past from Braithwaite and Sherbet – enjoy

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    My first husband and I went down the ‘let’s be civilized friends’ route after a few very nasty scenes between each other which left us both horrified at how people who once loved each other could end up behaving

    The Creature From the Black Lagoon – aka my ex- wife – wanted to go down the”Lets be civilized friends” route. We’ll just divide everything you own fifty /fifty.” I sought legal advice, which was that, if you had been married less then five years, and there were no children, what you got out of the marriage, was what you had put in. Her share went from the middle range of a six figure settlement, to the lower range of a five figure settlement. I later found out, that once there wasn’t going to be an apartment, in South Perth, brought from the property settlement, the new boyfriend had kicked her out….I wept for her, I really did…

  178. Leigh Lowe

    At the risk of being excommunicated from the Cat, let me just say this …
    Some male respondents involved in Family Court matters are complete xunts.
    Not all.
    But a significant number.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    LL,

    Completely agree. Much like the hairy femmos, they stain the rest of us.

    By no means am I saying you’re one of those few, Ragu.

  180. Infidel Tiger

    Definitely.

    Family Court is full of broken and damaged people.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Generally no-one comes out smelling completely of roses, Leigh. The system doesn’t encourage that.

    I don’t doubt your observation on bad male behaviour, although I don’t necessary think it is as widespread in men as you say. I have struck some very vindictive women too in these Courts. On numerous occasions I had to sit through many hearings till my rellie’s case came up, and perhaps because I was barracking for a bloke I also could see how many of them were being put through the wringer. Men do behave differently too when all that they hold dear and their whole perception of themselves is threatened.

    They fight, lashing out blindly; women weep and connive.

  182. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Gotta get to bed. Revisiting old wounds, even at a distance, ain’t good for a girl late at nite. 🙂

  183. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Gotta get to bed. Revisiting old wounds, even at a distance, ain’t good for a girl late at nite. 🙂

    Night, LizzieB.

  184. Steve trickler

    He’ll cop flak over this from the usual suspects. Bet on it.

    That aside, it should produce a few smiles.



  185. Leigh Lowe

    Helping out a female relative of Mrs L’s at the minute.
    Her husband was shagging the help while she was giving birth to #3, and they split.
    She just got some of the financials and asked me to have a squiz at them.
    FMD.
    Serious punting habit and the cupboard is bare.
    They are both lawyered up and fighting over 3/8 of fuck all financially.
    But the kids.
    The two little ones are too young to get it, but the oldest girl is showing signs of stress.
    Here’s the thing.
    We hosted her, and her parents and the kids for Easter Sunday lunch.
    Fuck-knuckle wanted to come along and play Easter Bunny.
    I said no.
    He then got all Family Court on me accusing me of denying him access to his kids.
    I told him that this was a family lunch and, given that he had chosen to exit the family, he didn’t get a ticket.
    Direct quote …

    Sort out your shared parenting stuff any way you fucking like but none of it is going to see you under my roof or at my table … ever

    Guess what?
    He burst into fuckin’ tears on the phone.
    He still didn’t score an invite.

  186. Leigh Lowe

    Lizzie.
    See above.
    My view might be a bit jaundiced by the sobbing, spineless, cock-driven fuck-knuckle we have had to deal with.
    Desparate to spend time with the kids (except for the Boxing Day Test, Richmond home games, Formula 1 weekends, the opening of the ski season and Group 1 race meetings).

  187. bespoke

    I’m with Mark A, You fight for you kids and don’t make excuses.

  188. Twostix

    Philip Neville Arps (pictured) has pleaded guilty to two charges of distributing the chilling footage of the Christchurch massacre which claimed 50 lives
    Arps was remanded in custody for sentenced on June 14, where he faces up to 14 years behind bars.
    His request to be assessed for a home detention sentence was denied by Judge Stephen O’Driscoll.

    The first true political prisoner of the bugman apocalypse.

    Remember now, the Australian Labor party wanted the same classification laws to cover our Internet. The blacklist they leaked had anti abortion websites banned.

    This is the thin of the wedge for that.

  189. Twostix

    NZ really is a stupid fake country.

  190. vr

    Persecuted Christians and Their Quiescent Leaders

    Last week, I wrote about the West’s unerring capacity for self-immolation. Forgive me for returning to the subject, but last weekend’s massacre in Sri Lanka has underscored how self-destructive our elites can be.

    When 250 people were killed by suicide bombers, many of them as they attended Easter Sunday services, it was a harrowing reminder of the intensifying persecution of Christians around the world. The slaughter followed similar assaults in Nigeria, Egypt, Syria, Indonesia and a dozen other countries in the past year alone. According to a recent Pew Research study, Christians are the most widely harassed faithful on Earth. They were attacked for their religion in 144 countries in 2016, more than Muslims, Jews or any other group.

    So you would think that the latest horror might induce the official Christian leadership to speak out in defense of their people. John Sentamu, the archbishop of York—the second-highest-ranking cleric in the Anglican communion—had an opportunity. Interviewed on the BBC on Monday, he was asked if this was now a moment to plant a flag for Christians who find themselves under siege.

    The archbishop whiffed. “Violence of any sort, to any community, any group, is totally unacceptable. The flag I want to fly is a flag of peace,” he said. Along with the Catholic cardinal of Colombo, he wanted to “ask Christians to refrain from taking any retributory steps against their Muslim brothers.”

    One of the most prominent pastors in the world, faced with the scattering of his flock by a pack of murderous wolves, manages to avoid blaming the perpetrators for the carnage and actually worries aloud that the problem might actually be the Christians. Quite a feat after 300 or so of your coreligionists have been blown to bits by supporters of a fanatical religious ideology. Jesus wept, as the Bible tells us.

    Why does this keep happening? To be fair, part of the explanation is that this is the very essence of the Christian message: Turn the other cheek. Find the beam in our own eye before pointing to the mote in others. As a creed for individual living, it is imperfectible. But for an entire community under attack, it’s a recipe for self-extinction.

    RTWT at the WSJ

  191. vr

    Persecuted Christians and Their Quiescent Leaders

    I posted a link to this article along with a snippet. It has gone into modeartion.

    According to another Anglican bishop, Philip Mountstephen of Truro, who is leading a church inquiry into the rising persecution of Christians, the reason for the widespread reluctance among leaders—religious and secular—to take the continuing war against Christians seriously is a lingering sense of historical responsibility. “There is a lot of postcolonial guilt around a residual sense that the Christian faith is an expression of white Western privilege,” he told the Times of London.

    This would be absurd even if the people who were being murdered in their hundreds each year were indeed wealthy white Christians in stately homes and colonial mansions. Yet, as the bishop went on to point out, the vast majority of Christians suffering today aren’t white wealthy Westerners. Most are from the relatively poor global South: Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America. To their already unsupportable lot of grinding poverty, they must add the risk of being assaulted by governments, religious vigilantes, gangs and others.

    To compound their plight, it seems many Christian leaders in the West are so afraid to upset the politically correct crowd who control the media and cultural establishment that they won’t even speak out. These clerics often find it more congenial to weigh in forcefully on other issues of pressing concern, where they know they’re in no danger of losing invitations for TV interviews and fancy premieres.

  192. bespoke

    vr

    Perfect summery of whats going on.

  193. struth

    Good Moaning.
    Put majors last.
    Vote for right wing minors like Anning.
    Ban M uz zy immigration.
    String up traitorous politicians who import death upon our citizens.
    Leave the UN, completely.
    Get all our eggs out of the Chicom basket.
    Make all f o r nicators and ho mo sexuals repent! (joking)
    Make the MSM mention the word Christian when talking about the victims of M u z zy atrocities and pure evil.
    Hate speech is not complaining about being killed.
    Being targeted by the ROP for extermination has caused all the problems.
    Not by complaining about that being the case.
    If you deny this and still bring in murderers you are at war with this nation.
    You wouldn’t have gotten away with importing N a zis during ww2, so why is this any different?
    Some Na zis probably wouldn’t have tried to kill us either, because they would have been outnumbered and some may have not been able to bring themselves to do it.
    They are irrelevant.
    You still wouldn’t bring in N a zis in ww2.
    British colonialism was the best thing that ever happened to the world, by far, when all is said and done.
    It could have been the m u z zies, and in Arnhem land it nearly was.
    Those that first bought diseases like leprosy, and many others, alcohol and tobacco, were indeed I s lamic.
    I sla mic Trepang fisherman.
    In their thousands.

    Aboriginal Australia should Celebrate British colonialism proudly.
    Just a fleeting glimpse at history during those times will teach you that the British were in a race with other superpowers of the day to colonise or perish.
    The Aboriginals were gifted the best culture to invade their lands.
    They won the colonial lottery.
    It could have been much, much worse.
    And it would have been somebody, they were never going to be left alone.
    They should be shitting themselves about the Chinese right now, who hated blackfellas from the time they came here as coolies and gold diggers, and won’t tolerate their bullshit for a second.
    Make sure the lie that Hitler was right wing is constantly fought.
    National socialist he was, and socialist is how he acted.
    The national part of that was not the problem.
    The socialist part of it was, proven by the fact he was fought by those in the uniforms of nations.
    Get the Marxist filth out of our education system.
    Ban power generation subsidies.

    These should be the true agendas to be achieved by the famed year 2030., (and much much earlier when it comes to m uzzy immigration).
    Nothing is achieved by allowing people to walk away from their failed societies, no responsibility taken and therefore repeat the same idiocies here.
    No migration from shitholes, while technology shows them how others live, is the fastest way to cure world poverty.

    Now look at what choice our politicians, and our ridiculous voting system is giving us.

    Australia, stick a fork in ya.
    You’re done.

  194. Boambee John

    Ragu
    #2998262, posted on April 26, 2019 at 10:00 pm
    To others , i didn’t know where they went at the time. I had no idea they left the country. It happened at least a year ago.

    Have DFAT put a caveat on the kid’s passport, no overseas travel without your written permission.

  195. Ragu:

    Fuck yez all. I’m going to make a stand.

    Firstly, old Chinese saying “When going on a mission of vengeance, first dig two graves.”
    Secondly, the process is the punishment.
    Thirdly, prioritise your goals. What are they?
    Fourthly, keep records – every phone call needs to be recorded, keep a diary.
    Beyond that, I don’t know about the nuts and bolts of your situation, but remember her goal is to get you to lose your cool.

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    LIVE: Activists await arrival of Anti-Adani convoy
    Nick Wright, Mackay Daily Mercury
    April 27, 2019 8:13am
    Subscriber only

    ADVOCATES for coal mining and Adani’s Carmichael Mine are awaiting the arrival of the Bob Brown’s Stop Adani Convoy at Jubilee Park.

    The convoy is expected to arrive at 10am, and coal mining supporters have been in preparation for their arrival. United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer in attendance to voice his support of the mining sector.

    Lyn Kenny, a supporter of coal mining in the region, was at the event early with a support the Galilee shirt on and and signs in hand.
    Mick Crowe addresses activists and protesters at Mackay as the two groups prepare to face off.

    She said the industry was crucial for future generations in the region.

    “I was in Dysart for 35 years and I saw what it did when they shut down Norridge Park and the town just went back,” Ms Kenny said.

    “Where is everyone going to live if they shut down these mines, plus my grandchildren – they’re in the mining towns too and need jobs when they grow up.”
    The crowd at the protest.

    Director of Resource Industry Network Mick Crowe said he wanted rational debate with protesters against coal mining but the reality was nearly 60 per cent of the GDP came from the industry.
    Margaret McPherson, Lyn Kenny and Graham Jenner arrived at the Stop Adani Convoy event early to show their support for the mining sector.

    He said it was important the nation capitalised on its economic strengths and that made coal mining a focal sector.

    “Our industry, our communities and our jobs matter and we want representation that supports us while we continue to be some of the best in the world from what we do,” Mr Crowe said.

    “(Coal)There’s not a job in this region, a piece of infrastructure, a school, a hospital – there’s not anything that is not in some way funded by (coal).

    “People who think this about Adani are wrong, this is about turning off this industry and turning off Australian number 1 export – that will effect every Australia

    Should be a lively old morning…

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