Monday Forum: April 22, 2019

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  1. Tailgunner

    Haha – I took advantage of sportsbets generous offer today.
    First goal scorer Tom Lynch.
    Go Tiges

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I see Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan – Official Teaser Trailer is out:

    Be interesting.

  3. Roger

    Terrific Australian who died in the most futile and stupid war in human history. We need to shoot all our politicians after first going to work on them with a wood chipper.

    That’s a tad lenient, I.T..

  4. DrBeauGan

    To Clem Atlee and his mates, dismantling the British Empire was both a financial necessity and a pleasure.

  5. Tailgunner

    That’s a tad lenient, I.T..
    I lol’d

  6. Rockdoctor

    jupes
    #2996345, posted on April 24, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Friend of mine who has served isn’t against the concept of women in arms corps roles but is adamant they need to be segregated into their own units like the “the only functioning democracy in the Middle East” do. Also he says the attrition rate due to injuries is horrendous at what he calls the school of cool Singleton. Apparently the attrition rate is even worse in a Battalion, after 2 years (the Return of Service Obligation for a woman, man 4 years) he reckons the retention rate is around 10-20%. Apparently most say why bother at that rate. His view is apparently privately held & only voiced in like company by those still serving…

    Having worked in some third world holes as a civi I wonder how the public will react when their daughters start coming home in body bags. As a society so insulated from death unless it is a loved on by natural causes I have some misgivings on how we will react if it happens. Just my thoughts anyway.

  7. Tracey

    As usual I’m reading the Cat about 3 days late. Another point from CL’s copy and paste of the Louise Milligan hatchet job

    I thought that was a telling choice of person to make the decision that Pell was too ill to fly. On the eve of my book launch, Pell was photographed at Heathrow in London after coming off a plane from Rome.

    That photo and that evening is etched in my brain because releasing my book was a leap of faith into shark-infested waters.

    I’m happy to be corrected if wrong but my recollection is that at the time Milligan is referring to Cardinal Pell was considered not fit for a flight of long duration. I’ve never flown Rome to Heathrow but I’m guessing it would take a few hours at most?

  8. John Constantine

    Thanks Rockdoctor, i did try ” Freedom at Midnight” a long time ago, but the once unleashed, never restrained human ability to grasp the worst and easiest outcome had me skim read the last half.

    As the Indian diaspora grows in Australia, it mightn’t make Melbourne another Durban, but awareness of Indian history would be preferrable to the current expectation of australias anti-depressant addled left that the indian diaspora will all grow to love waleed the infallible as much as all australian revolutionaries do.

    Their antidepressant addled australian left believe that mass imported Indians make excellent voting cannon fodder, when led by godless communist australian officer wymynsys.

    Something will give sooner or later.

    Comrades.

  9. Mark A

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2996488, posted on April 24, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    You are a kind man BoN.

  10. Tailgunner

    Some History – the Marxists are banning smoking in the CBD of Yarragrad.
    For health, comrades.!

  11. Steve trickler

    These snapshots of time and sound, without commentary or narration… are priceless. It would help if you could speak Flemish.

    The Knife-Sharpener at 5:38.



  12. calli

    Hi Trace!

    FCO to LHR is 2hrs 50mins (roughly).

  13. Old Lefty

    Meanwhile, the GayBC’s spittle-flecked, foaming at the mouth Christianophobia reaches ever more delirious heights with 730 fantasising about church mafioso hit squads.

  14. Tailgunner:

    Winston – is it you with the large wagers on the cucks?

    Just $2.5k, Tailgunner.
    I started getting the same vibe that I got with Trump. Pollsters saying it’s a sure thing, but people betting on ‘feelz’, not taking into account the propensity of Tits et al to to reveal the easy run he’s had off the media for years.
    When you never get asked the hard questions, you never develop the skills to fend them off.
    Whereas, Morrison is appearing to get a bit more aggressive – I think he sees himself as perhaps taking Shortens scalp and it’s giving him a bit of a boost.
    We’ll see.

  15. Overburdened

    TG

    Always a bunk

  16. Tailgunner – still $4.25 for the Libs.
    Also have a look at the band odds.

  17. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-22/wa-farmers-warn-against-labors-live-export-ban/11035684

    invested $2.3 million into dehumidifiers, into doing a trial with dehumidifiers to be able to prove to the regulator and to industry, who put a self-imposed ban for three months, that we can invest in technology to prove that we can do it all year round and that investment is about to start, with the first trial to start within the next couple of months.”

    Steven Bolt argued animal welfare outcomes had already improved thanks to other changes, like giving sheep more space on live export ships.

    “The reduction in stocking density on the ships has been the most significant change that’s been made,” he said.

    “That was a regulatory change and we’re achieving 99.7 [per cent] success rate on sheep arriving in the Middle East in fantastic condition.”

    Asked whether he thought the industry had lost its social licence to operate, Mr Bolt said he did not.

    “But we’ve certainly got a lot of work to do to regain the trust from the wider community about the good outcomes we’re achieving through live export,” he said.

    Mr Bolt also hoped the industry could change Labor’s view once the dust settled on an election fought largely in Australia’s cities.

    But Mr Fitzgibbon insisted he’s not for turning.

    “Oh look people are lacking in trust in our political parties and our politicians,” he said.

    “We’ve made our position very, very clear.”

  18. OldOzzie

    Warringah candidate Zali Stegall is a Pure Cretin and Thick as a Brick, as the Comment on The Australian Article below says – just like the Labor Selbourne Chambers, she was apprenticed to, realised she was not worth offfering a position in the Chambers, and she then says she did not realise their Labor Proclivities – What a Dunce and she has employed Tim Flannery as her Climate Advisor – Triple Stike OUT

    Warringah candidate Zali Stegall has joined rival Tony Abbott in condemning GetUp for their ad which depicted the former prime minister as a lifesaver refusing to save a drowning swimmers.

    “I don’t approve of that kind of advertising, I think you need to focus on policies and not smear campaigns in relation to people,” she said.

    When asked if she had been in contact with GetUp about keeping the campaign clean, she said she had no association with the activist group.

    “I don’t have anything to do with GetUp so I’m not speaking to them,” she told reporters.

    Jean-Pierre
    3 hours ago
    “A spokesman for Ms Steggall said she had not seen the ad.”

    It seems that just about everybody has actually seen it. But not Zali !!!

    Where has she been lately? In the ISS, the Moon, Mars ?

    “Ms Steggall has repeatedly denied that she has any links to GetUp.”

    And because she says so, we are supposed to believe her ?

    Unbelievable….. Truly unbelievable….

  19. Rockdoctor:

    Having worked in some third world holes as a civi I wonder how the public will react when their daughters start coming home in body bags.

    That’s been my contention for several years – the reality of someones daughter coming home in a sealed casket will grab quite a few fence sitters around the throat.

  20. John Constantine

    Culturally, the billionaire sheiks running the live export elcheapo death barge ships, staffed by the cheapest peasants from the worlds poorest places have been happy to give every undertaking requested, without even considering they were lying.

    A recession in shortens australia won’t be helped by dynamiting even as small a trade as live export of sheep, let alone the khmer green phantasy of year zeroing the live cattle trade.

    Comrades.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That’s been my contention for several years – the reality of someones daughter coming home in a sealed casket will grab quite a few fence sitters around the throat.

    That, and the you tube footage of someone’s daughter being taught her role as a sex slave to the knuckledraggers who follow a certain religion.

  22. John Constantine

    Their australian left are progressing a one borderless world tyranny, where the australian military simply does international disaster relief and home invasions of proles to crush internal dissent.

    Wymynsys driving robots and drones from remote locations to do a Waco on isolated rural dissenter hidden homesteads will be at no risk.

    Comrades.

  23. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A recession in shortens australia won’t be helped by dynamiting even as small a trade as live export of sheep, let alone the khmer green phantasy of year zeroing the live cattle trade.

    Middle Eastern customers have already stated, loudly and clearly, that chilled carcasses are NOT an option – if Australia won’t supply live sheep, there are twenty or so countries that will…

  24. Old Lefty

    See Graham Richardson on Steggal this morning in the Australian – spot on!

  25. OldOzzie

    Terry McCrann: So $60 million will buy Clive grateness

    Terry McCrann, Herald Sun

    Question asked and answered. Plenty.

    Yesterday, I asked whether the likely $60 million — more than $30 million already spent and perhaps as much as that again through the actual campaign — Clive Palmer was spending of his own money on advertising, well, Clive Palmer, would buy him a lot of votes.

    Unbeknown to me, my colleagues at our sister paper The Australian had set out to find the answer to exactly that question, at least with some specific polling in four keys seats in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and WA.

    So, as I was posing the question, the Oz was answering it: that the money has — so far — bought Palmer somewhere between 5 per cent (Victoria) and 14 per cent (home-town Queensland) of the vote.

    Now a poll is just a poll; as many have noted, the only Poll, with a capital-P, that matters is the election. But the evidence is unambiguous: engaging in the sort of saturation advertising — critically, I would argue, done precisely the way Palmer has done it — does pay off big time.

    Before detailing the technique, let me make a couple of big points on what the Oz polling is probably telling us (the probably relates to that caution about what actually ends up happening on May 18).

    First, in Queensland — the home of our two Right-wing mavericks (Palmer and Pauline), or three if you add Bob Katter — Palmer has broadened that vote to the right of the Coalition and would all but certainly deliver Senate seats to himself and Hanson’s Malcolm Roberts (she’s already there for six years).

    In Herbert, the maverick trio scooped an extraordinary 33 per cent of the vote compared to the actual 20.4 per cent Hanson and Katter got in 2016 (when Palmer had other, well, business matters to think about).

    In ultra-Lefty Victoria, Palmer will probably get votes that Hanson couldn’t — and while probably nowhere near enough to win a Senate seat, possibly enough to deliver a couple of individual lower house seats on his preferences and also be a big factor in electing someone to the Senate. WA and NSW fall somewhere between the two extremes, and where Palmer and Pauline could guarantee one Senate seat in each state between them and their preferences could deliver quite a few lower house seats to the Coalition.

    That overriding message is crystal clear: Scott Morrison has to lock in Hanson and Palmer preferences and ignore the howls of outrage from the Fake News Leftist ABC and Nine media.

    The ultimate bottom line is that Palmer’s </stron$30 million to $60 million has actually created a pathway — indeed the only pathway and still a very narrow one — for the Coalition government to win re-election.

    If it chooses to seize it

    Morrison’s mauling on the ABC yesterday should resolve that — there’s utterly no point pandering to ABC bias, distortion and simple stupidity.

    At the very least, the Oz’s Palmer polling will further rattle an already badly rattled Labor Opposition, after last week told not only them but anyone who was watching that Labor had a leader who quite frankly ain’t going to cut it in prime time.

    And they still have more than three long, long weeks to go. That’s a long, long time to have to try to keep your leader at least wrapped in cotton wool and preferably right out of the media spotlight completely.

    CLIVE’S ROADMAP TO CANBERRA

    Palmer unashamedly and it would appear successfully borrowed exactly — and I mean exactly — the strategy, and just as importantly the execution, that delivered success to Donald Trump.

    The absolutely core purpose of the campaign in both places has been to sell the person, Trump there, Palmer here. And, Scott Morrison take note, do so, relentlessly, over months, not just waiting for the campaign itself.

    What’s been critical is the projection of the person linked to a simple message, stated again and again, and then said again a few hundred more times. Over there it was “Make America Great Again”, down here the slightly modified “Make Australia Great” — which I suggest will now “Make Clive Grate Again” (in the Senate).

    The important thing about both messages is that they are unashamedly upbeat.
    Yes, both Trump and Palmer were also preaching negative messages: China ripping off America, big foreign multinationals taking our minerals and our billions, and so on. But they were overlaid by and indeed muted by the big positive ‘solution’ (never mind, it wouldn’t bear much analysis), which was also, very importantly, being offered in a cheery, not a dour, way.

    There’s been no, “We will (have to) fight them on the beaches etc etc.”

    Now of course there are differences. The big one is that Palmer has had to pay to project; Trump got most of his ‘free and gratis’ from the networks, which treated him as an eye-ball-attracting celebrity freak show.

    The coastal elites over there also looked with scorn and contempt on his ambition to “Make America Great Again” — why wasn’t he apologising for all the country’s sins?

    But enough Americans actually want their country to succeed; I suggest the same thing has been playing out here, where Palmer’s similar ambition would be scorned and derided by the latte-Left elites of the Melbourne-Sydney-Canberra triangle.

    Now there are also some big differences. Trump was only selling himself. Palmer is selling himself and a slew of candidates. So he’s cleverly modified the technique to sell a broader impression of other people and so the (actually, non-existent) ‘Party’.

    Trump also had to persuade more or less 50 per cent of voters across the US. Palmer only has to persuade 12-14 per cent of Queenslanders to get his Senate seat, while as little as 5 per cent or so in individual lower house seats could be queen and king-making.

    Critical also has been the impression of business success. Trump’s been around for decades and was already a visual ‘earworm’. Palmer was to a lesser extent — and had to come back. He did. It also gave him the money he needed.

  26. John Constantine

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  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Federal election 2019: Oakeshott supports green goals

    exclusive
    Ben Packham
    Political Reporter
    Geoff Chambers
    Canberra Bureau Chief
    @Chambersgc
    8 minutes ago April 24, 2019

    Rob Oakeshott, one of the kingmakers who handed Julia Gillard government in 2010, is pushing a deep green policy platform to win the northern NSW seat of Cowper from the Nationals, supporting a 100 per cent renewable target and establishment of a Climate Change Authority.

    Senior Nationals sources today said they believed Mr Oakeshott, who secured more than 26 per cent of primary vote at the 2016 election following a short campaign, could claim Cowper on May 18, giving him a potential ­balance-of-power role in a tight election race.

    Mr Oakeshott, who “retired” from politics, choosing not to recontest the seat of Lyne at the 2013 election, is viewed as a major threat following the departure of Luke Hartsuyker, who has held the seat since 2001.

    The independent candidate, who helped Labor implement its carbon tax in 2011, is pitching a green policy manifesto, calling for a royal commission into climate change and energy policy, and a rapid shift to a renewable energy future.

    “I believe Australia can transition to 100 per cent renewable energy, and should be aiming for at least 50 per cent by 2030,” he says on his campaign website.

    “Climate change is real. Yet nearly a decade after I risked my political reputation on the implementation of a carbon market in Australia, both the government and the National Party have no policy for climate change, while Labor’s policy doesn’t go far enough.”

    Breaking news, from the Oz. Suffering Christ, not this fool again.

  28. Geriatric Mayfly

    I’m happy to be corrected if wrong but my recollection is that at the time Milligan is referring to Cardinal Pell was considered not fit for a flight of long duration. I’ve never flown Rome to Heathrow but I’m guessing it would take a few hours at most?

    I have and it took much longer than two hours. The plane was grounded while a new route was plotted to avoid French airspace. The ratbag Left were pulling up the cobblestones (1968) in a riot that marked the downward trajectory of the west ever since.

  29. OldOzzie

    BMW turns to Australia for next-gen electric cars

    David McCowen, news.com.au
    April 24, 2019 10:12am

    BMW’s next-generation electric cars will feature a little bit of Australia.

    Precious metals from Australia and Morocco will feature heavily in the brand’s green vehicles following a decision to stop sourcing Cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Amnesty International reported in 2016 that more than half of the world’s Cobalt comes from the Congo, where “children as young as seven … scavenge for rocks containing cobalt in the discarded by-products of industrial mines”.

    Mark Dummett, business and human rights researcher at Amnesty International, said at the time that “Electric cars may not be as ‘clean’ as you would think”.

    “Customers need to be aware that their green cars could be linked to the misery of child labourers in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” he said.

    “Amnesty International’s research shows that there is a significant risk of cobalt mined by children ending up in the batteries of electric cars.

    “These vehicles are presented as the ethical choice for environmentally and socially conscious drivers, so the companies that manufacture them must come clean and prove they have acted diligently in getting their supplies.”

    German’s Automobile Produktion reports that BMW’s decided to take a stand against labour practices in the troubled African nation.

    Reuters says BMW will deal directly with Australian mines to source material vital for the future of electric cars.

    Cobalt was historically produced as a by-product of copper and nickel mining but increased battery demand driven in part by electric cars has made it a desirable metal in its own right.

    Car makers are moving to secure long-term supply deals for material such as cobalt and lithium as manufacturing shifts from a focus on combustion engines to a battery-powered future.

    Ethically and environmentally sustainable sourced material is in high demand.

    The London Metal Exchange, a key source for trading cobalt and other materials, moved to improve transparency surrounding sustainability and corruption this week.

    Matthew Chamberlain, LME chief executive, said companies such as BMW “rightly demand action on responsible sourcing”.

  30. Top Ender

    Read the story of this low-life who tried to run police officers, and others, down in a stolen car.

    Several times.

    Then read the court’s findings at the end.

    Unbelievable!

  31. Leigh Lowe

    FYI …
    Rome – Heathrow is a touch over 2 hrs : 30 mins.
    I doubt much over an hour would be at full pressurisation.

  32. Des Deskperson

    ‘As usual I’m reading the Cat about 3 days late. Another point from CL’s copy and paste of the Louise Milligan hatchet job’

    I myself was particularly struck by Milligan’s opening sentences:

    “I was raised a devoted Catholic. Mass every Sunday, confession, giving up sweets for Lent. At school we recited Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy and at lunchtime didn’t step on lines on the pavement lest it be declared that we loved the devil.”

    By itself, this sounds like either an entry in a competition for who can put the most ‘repressive catholic childhood’ cliches into three sentences or the blurb for some tortured Irish memoir from the 1940s or 1950s.

    I’m probably wrong, but it seems to be laid on a bit too thick as a description of Catholic life in Australia in the mid 1980s when Milligan would have been a kiddie. .

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    He had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.192.

    The court heard the driver had been before the courts every year since the age of 13 and was on bail at the time he drove at police.

    From Top Ender’s link. He seems to have got a jolly good talking too from the Bench, though. That will teach him the error of his ways.

  34. No, Top Ender – the sentence is highly believable.
    Labor has stacked the courts with Leftists who are determined to apply Social Justice to ‘their’ courts.

  35. John Constantine

    https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uranium-producers-await-US-presidential-decision

    Should America import all its uranium cheap, or is it a strategic resource?.

    Personally i reckon the slx silex technology to reprocess reactor waste into usable fuel is the ultimate toxic waste solving recycling program, but i only hold a token slx now to get a look at the next cap raise.

    The investigation, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, was triggered by the filing in January 2018 of a petition by uranium mining companies Energy Fuels Inc and Ur-Energy. In it, the companies said the loss of a viable US uranium mining industry would have a significant detrimental impact on the country’s national, energy and economic security and its ability to sustain an independent nuclear fuel cycle. They sought a quota to limit imports of uranium into the USA, effectively reserving 25% of the market for domestic production, and a “buy American” policy for federal entities needing to purchase the material.

  36. cohenite

    Top Ender

    #2996546, posted on April 24, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Read the story of this low-life who tried to run police officers, and others, down in a stolen car.

    Several times.

    Then read the court’s findings at the end.

    Unbelievable!

    The Judge.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    I’m probably wrong, but it seems to be laid on a bit too thick as a description of Catholic life in Australia in the mid 1980s when Milligan would have been a kiddie. .

    Angela’s Ashes reprised.
    Being a good ten to fifteen years or more older than Mz Milligram I can attest to that.
    Post Vatican II the liberalisation in the Church between 1965 and 1990 was massive and constant.
    I can remember it moving from the early 1970s with the rigidity of Catholics not being able to marry Anglicans without one or the other “turning” to the mid 1980s where any Christian marriage (as against simply shacking up) was considered OK.
    At Catholic secondary school in the 1970s we had Religious Education, but the debate was open and free-wheeling. We certainly didn’t have rote recitation of rosaries and “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy”.
    So, yeah, she lies.

  38. dover_beach

    That photo and that evening is etched in my brain because releasing my book was a leap of faith into shark-infested waters.

    She had VicPol, the DPP, the Magistracy, the ABC and MSM, the state and federal governments and Royal Commissions behind her. The idea that she was alone in enemy territory is preposterous and melodramatic twaddle. Her malice is unbounded.

  39. Nick

    I agree Leigh. It sounds like she got her Catholicism from watching Brides of Christ.
    A JMJ on the board was as far as it went in the 70’s and 80’s.

  40. Boambee John

    Federal election 2019: Oakeshott supports green goals

    No sitting member to put last, and Oakesnott running.

    A ghastly dilemma, but regardless, Oakesnott has to be last.

  41. Des Deskperson

    I myself find it impossible to believe that Catholic kiddies in 1985 still went around at lunchtime “‘avoiding lines on the pavement lest it be declared that we loved the devil”, unless they were taking the piss. Maybe Milligan has a tin ear for irony.

  42. Geriatric Mayfly

    Set to be the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum, (the first and only registered charity in the UK with vagina in its title) is positioned to open in Camden Market in November 2019. But to make this great (and time sensitive) opportunity a reality, we need your help to do it! We have launched a crowdfunder to achieve this. David Thompson

    Out with the cheque books one and all.

  43. Geriatric Mayfly

    A JMJ on the board was as far as it went in the 70’s and 80’s.
    Wrong side of the tracks Nick. Ours was in Latin- AMDG.

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  45. Leigh Lowe

    I agree Leigh. It sounds like she got her Catholicism from watching Brides of Christ.
    A JMJ on the board was as far as it went in the 70’s and 80’s.

    Ha, ha, yes … JMJ … Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
    In Primary School we used to write AMDG – All My Deeds for God – at the top of each page. In Form 1 (Year 7) the kid next to me (Kevin) was writing AMDK on the top of his page. The Christian Brother in charge asked him what that was about. The answer was “All My Deeds for Kevin”.
    Now, Kevin came from one of the toughest, roughest, deprived households you could imagine. The Brother just laughed and said “See if you can include God some of the time Kevin”.

  46. rickw

    That, and the you tube footage of someone’s daughter being taught her role as a sex slave to the knuckledraggers who follow a certain religion.

    The only thing that will jolt them back to reality.

  47. Boambee John

    Set to be the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum

    Numbers needs to visit!

    Then, if he could find something to clarify the difference between ergot and argot, …

  48. Leigh Lowe

    So, you learn something new every day.
    I always thought AMDG was “all my deeds for God” whenot is is fancy-pants Latin.
    I am certain a nun told us that early in Primary school.

  49. egg_

    Set to be the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum

    When’s the Grand Opening?

  50. DrBeauGan

    AMDG stands for Ad maiorem Dei gloriam. To the greater glory of God. You got a crude translation.

  51. egg_

    Set to be the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum

    Do they have an Oval Orifice Office?

  52. Knuckle Dragger

    #metoo

    I endured 12 years’ worth of Mickery disguised as education, and echo the comments of those above.

    No such things were a focal point of my school and home life. My Year 12 RE class was taught by a layman whose daily homework for us consisted of ‘bring a joke to class’.

    The only thing I can see that authentic about Milligan’s Irish Catholic upbringing is her name. Christ, from the description you’d think she was half an hour away from getting into the carriage for the annual picnic at Hanging Rock.

  53. John Constantine

    Jacindamania announces free new Zealand visas for those in the places of Friday worship attacked, and their immediate family members.

    Multi million dollar payout win for some.

    Jacindamania has her Tampa and will milk it all the way to the United Nations.

    What is the name of the deputy pm again?.

  54. min

    Milligan is from an Irish Catholic family who came out in the late 70s or even 80s . From memory I think she went to State school and represented Australia in the Rose of Tralee competition back in Ireland.
    Just say I know the family from a workplace in common.

  55. cohenite

    Steve trickler

    #2996563, posted on April 24, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Up the ante.

    Just imagine if he had fatboy’s money.

  56. Nick

    We had ADIDAS, all day I dream of sex. Or was that the Brothers ? I can’t remember.

  57. JC

    How old was she when she came here, min?

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    Catching up after a longish day hawking hot dogs.

    Antony Beevor is a magnificent author. I’ve all of his stuff with the exception of his work on the Spanish Civil War. ‘Stalingrad’ and ‘Berlin’ in particular are standouts. Excellent, excellent reading.

    Don’t be put off by the size of the books. They are eminently readable. I just finished a book on the Battle of Kursk in 1943 by some other punter and while informative, the contrast with Beevor is stark.

    And he’s an ex-Sandhurst man to boot. What ho! See the little yellow buggers off, will you Jenkins?

  59. Overburdened

    IT

    At the risk of overexposure you are welcome to visit my camp.

  60. Knuckle Dragger

    OB,

    You need to direct your question relating to the pre-coitus identification of trannies to the Russian doctor.

    ‘Cos I can spot ’em a mile away. Something like that’s never happened to me, ever ever ever ever ever.

    Think I might have another shower.

  61. JC

    Catching up after a longish day hawking hot dogs.

    Really?

  62. Overburdened

    In the meantime, I am appalled that I have been moderated.

    Being a person of obviously conservative expressions I am surprised that I should be moderated about a paedop…
    Oops just worked out you can’t say paedoph……

    Ffs

  63. Leigh Lowe

    AMDG stands for Ad maiorem Dei gloriam. To the greater glory of God. You got a crude translation.

    Possibly a translation for Prep graders.
    Or possibly a prep grader getting a take on AMDG from the ADHD next to me.

  64. Overburdened

    KD

    A bit like the pledge, ‘I’ll never do that again’

    After eating a Big Mac

  65. calli

    Interesting, min.

    So the “memories” are a fabrication? Possibly family folklore?

  66. Empire 5:5

    Entertaining speculation. Strong language.

    And let’s call this like it went down: They didn’t “question” US troops. They captured them, disarmed them, robbed them, kidnapped them, and let these two world-class dumbphucks go, alive, because they didn’t have any idea they would be there, and they were momentarily confused, and reverted to theft and criminality because it’s their default mode.

    https://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2019/04/this-is-going-to-end-well.html?m=1

    Change history. Save lives. Build the wall.

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Antony Beevor is a magnificent author. I’ve all of his stuff with the exception of his work on the Spanish Civil War. ‘Stalingrad’ and ‘Berlin’ in particular are standouts. Excellent, excellent reading.

    Have you read his latest book on the battle of Arnhem?

  68. Overburdened

    Btw KD

    Having had non-sexual dealings with these types that lust for your body

    There is a redolent odour of That no amount of perfume can overtake

  69. Overburdened

    Not to be prescriptive about activities with XY types

  70. Nick

    Incident: Yan B734 at Chisinau on Apr 19th 2019, crew struggles with ATC instructions
    By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Apr 23rd 2019 22:40Z, last updated Tuesday, Apr 23rd 2019 22:40Z

    A Yanair Boeing 737-400 on behalf of Air Moldova, registration UR-CQX performing flight 9U-746 from Istanbul (Turkey) to Chisinau (Moldova), was on approach to Chisinau’s runway 08 cleared to descend to FL070 expecting radar vectors for an ILS approach to runway 08, when the crew deviated from the route prompting ATC to query “confirm you are inbound to intermediate fix runway 08” which the crew affirmed. Subsequently the aircraft was cleared to descend to 2500 feet on QNH 1025 and made an unexpected 60 degrees right turn prompting ATC to query “what is the reason to fly your current heading” and turn the aircraft left back onto course via radar vector. The aircraft descended below minimum radar vectoring altitude, ATC instructed the aircraft to climb back to 2500 feet. ATC queried “is everything okay on board, do you need assistance?”, the crew affirmed everything okay but didn’t sound completely okay. The aircraft was cleared to join the localizer to runway 08, however, went straight through the localizer prompting ATC to cancel the ILS approach clearance and to turn the aircraft off the approach towards the south. The crew however did not follow that turn but aligned with the runway, was cleared for a visual approach to runway 08, descended rapidly from 2500 feet at about 4.5nm out and landed safely on runway 08. Immediately after landing the crew requested ambulances urgently to meet the aircraft.

    Air Modova said in a public comment, that the crew was in compliance with ATC instructions at all times and was just navigating around bad weather. Nonetheless, an internal investigation has been launched.

    Moldavia’s Civil Aviation Authority opened an investigation into the occurrence

  71. Leigh Lowe

    You need to direct your question relating to the pre-coitus identification of trannies to the Russian doctor.

    A number of theories advanced this morning as to how he tumbled the trannie …
    watching the cricket mid coitus, failure to heed IKEA directions, toilet seat left up, what?
    I have finally figured it out.
    The trannie grabbed the TV remote and would not give it up.

  72. Knuckle Dragger

    The Russians killed just over 13,000 of their own troops during the battle of Stalingrad for desertion, cowardice and ‘defeatist attitudes’.

    13,000. That’s well over an entire infantry division, or pretty much the entire Australian Regular Army. The entire battle resulted in the deaths of 1.2 MILLION soldiers alone.

    They converted a tractor factory to make T34s, and the workers who made them quite often, with German artillery falling around the building, jumped straight into them and drove the unpainted things into battle.

  73. Overburdened

    LL

    The unexpected bump evident when one looks over their shoulder in a moment of mutual arousal is a game changer.

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    Zulu,

    Not yet. It’s certainly on the list though. The suffering of the Dutch civvies in WW2 is well under reported.

  75. Empire 5:5

    Jacindamania announces free new Zealand visas for those in the places of Friday worship attacked, and their immediate family members.

    Hollow optics. She knows they all want to go to France now. The French President has decreed minarets for ND.

    K1W1land doesn’t offer the degree of symbolic submission the gerontophiliac has on show in Paris.

  76. hzhousewife

    Is Queen Jacinda wearing a crucifix yet?

  77. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The suffering of the Dutch civvies in WW2 is well under reported.

    The Memsahib;s mother survived the “Hunger Winter” – her father survived tea and bikkies with the Gestapo, and a concentration camp. The one thing she remembers was you never, ever, threw away, or wasted food.

  78. Overburdened

    I didn’t phrase that well.

    When you look over their shoulder in a moment of arousal and see a stiffy poking backwards due to the tucking program is a game changer

  79. Knuckle Dragger

    OB,

    I would speculate that they may fall into the same category as fat chicks and mopeds.

    Great fun, but you never want your mates to see you on one.

  80. Overburdened

    I have a little laugh to myself when people say they are starving.

  81. Overburdened

    KD

    I have no shame

  82. Overburdened

    Not that I have the depth of your experience with she males.

  83. Overburdened

    I do draw the line at fat chicks

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    JC,

    Yep. A few weeks back St.Nota made a few guesses as to my occupation. I then told her I was a hot dog salesman, and have a cart and little monkey (Barry the lemur) and everything.

    Then followed several hours of arguing as to whether a lemur is in fact a monkey, with mucho linking on both sides.

    Eventually the discussion collapsed under its own weight, and both Nota and I fell spent to the floor, sweating and exhausted.

    Good times.

  85. Leigh Lowe

    She had VicPol, the DPP, the Magistracy, the ABC and MSM, the state and federal governments and Royal Commissions behind her. The idea that she was alone in enemy territory is preposterous and melodramatic twaddle.

    I see this all the time …
    “Kings Cross Gay Man Takes Courageous Stand …”
    “Vegan Activists Risk All [$1.00 fine] in Battle with Agricultural Giants [family owned chicken farm,]”

  86. Knuckle Dragger

    Hey, I wasn’t the one that brought tucking into the discussion, Buffalo Bill.

  87. Overburdened

    I used to ride a kwakka 1000 until I went to the house of pain and lost confidence in being able to plant.

    Riding it was a bit like the shame of riding a moped in the minds of some associates at the time.

  88. Oh come on

    Just been watching some shit free-to-air TV programming thanks to the kids wanting to watch some commercial dross. Holy crap the ALP’s attack ads are bad. They’re really awful. They’re just ‘Scott Morrison ripped $xx billion out of skoolznhospitals and $xx million out of *insert state-specific issue here*’. Nobody who hasn’t already decided their vote would pay this any heed. It’s so obviously a hatchet job. The ALP campaign itself won’t own it beyond the legal requirement of declaring who authorised the ads, read at a speed so fast that no one could understand it.

  89. Overburdened

    KD

    Re Buffalo Bill

    I would refer you to the creed of the unknown warrior

    Particularly

    I have no principles

    I make adaptation to constantly changing circumstances my principle

  90. Leigh Lowe

    Yep. A few weeks back St.Nota made a few guesses as to my occupation. I then told her I was a hot dog salesman …

    Be careful listing that as your occupation in Victorianistan.
    In the past hot dog vendors outside nightclubs have been mistaken for drug dealers and had their brains blown out for no reason at all.
    Be careful out there.

  91. Fisky

    OK Labor are in serious trouble now, with Morgan putting them on 51-49. I can’t recall any opposition winning an election with such a pitiful lead in Week 2 of the campaign.

    Watch out for ever more Free Stuff being offered by Shorten as he gets desperate.

  92. JC

    They could end up losing this, Fisk. 51/49 , if it holds, means it’s anyone’s game.

    I’m not using it to make a prediction, but the stock market looks reasonably bubbly at the moment even though it has likely discounted a Liars party win. There’s no tension.

  93. JC

    Tell you what, it would be fucking hilarious if the Liars lost. They’ll Mussolini Tits. They’ll hang him upside down from the Parliament flag pole. Dead! The Hotline won’t be able to handle the traffic.

  94. Fisky

    The problem is the trend is all the wrong way for Labor. Shorten will be offering 100K cheques in the mail and a free pony by next week, if this keeps up.

  95. Overburdened

    I am also aware of the popular culture reference.

    Truth is where you find it.

    The truth in your reference is

    People covet what they know.

  96. Leigh Lowe

    OK Labor are in serious trouble now, with Morgan putting them on 51-49. I can’t recall any opposition winning an election with such a pitiful lead in Week 2 of the campaign.

    Watch out for ever more Free Stuff being offered by Shorten as he gets desperate.

    They will go for me free lollies, but wrong.
    He looks clueless right now.
    If he is to get over the line he needs to start playing Captain Responsible.

  97. JC

    Shorten will be offering 100K cheques in the mail and a free pony by next week, if this keeps up.

    Tits tried that and then the party walked it back. At least tried a version of that.

    Opposition workplace relations spokesman Brendan O’Connor says Bill Shorten was “being courteous” and “polite” by telling a high income worker that Labor would look at tax breaks for those earning more than $200,000 a year.

    Mr O’Connor today rejected suggestions Labor was focused on tax breaks for those on higher incomes despite Mr Shorten’s pledge yesterday to examine the issue when asked by a coal export terminal worker in Gladstone.

    He instead played down the remark by Mr Shorten, saying the Opposition Leader was making polite conversation.

    If he walks back the walk back, he’s totally rooted.

  98. jupes

    Speaking of the hotline.

    Expect a call any minute from Simon Goodwin* any minute now …

    *Melbourne coach.

  99. Knuckle Dragger

    That’s why I chose that field of endeavour, LL!

    Bloke I had a few adverse interactions with a while back got himself spread over about fifty square feet of bluestone alley in Prahran not far from the Lurve Machine.

    It’s the least I could do to honour his memory. His death notices in the Currant carried the traditional farewell for hot dog salesmen everywhere:

    ‘A True Gentleman’. Snork snork snorkity snork.

  100. max

    Geraldine Doogue on RN last Saturday morning did a terrific interview with Beevor about his latest;Antony Beevor and the battle for the bridges, 1944

  101. Overburdened

    I reckon alp is up shit creek.

    Next in line is the harridan with the convicted dope dealer husband, followed by a baby Bernie sanders who has never voluntarily been north of Central.

    I often wonder what the deal is that makes them spend time in Canberra.

    It cannot reasonably be the good of the Country.

  102. JC

    Elections are waves. You can be on the same wave in the three years as the Liars have done. But if that wave beaches and you’re not on the one after you’re fucked. Still, the Liars have two seats the AEC handed to them as a freebie. If they lose, the AEC will hand them over three more at the next election… and so on.

  103. Fisky

    Shorten has promised UNLIMITED long term aged parent visas to shore up the Chicom and currymuncher constituencies. Estimated cost of tens of billions over the forwsrd estimates. Just think on that!

  104. mh

    A few points…

    Morgan pollsters are historically rubbish.
    I’m not a fan of ScoMo, but it is actually a huge lead he has as preferred PM, even in Victoriastan. People might want to give him a fair go as PM.
    Labor’s tax changes haven’t had enough scrutiny, such as changes to discretionary trusts.

  105. Anthony

    AMDG – aunt Mary drinks gin.

  106. Cactus

    Ok serious question for Qld cats for a fellow QLD who is living behind enemy lines in NSW. With Fraser Anning, wall to wall Palmer, One Nation and the LNP. How does that all fit into the Senate seats?

    Is it 2 Libs, 2 Labor, 1 Green and 1 ON?

    Does the Green or Labor get squeezed out of 1 spot?

    Has any cat got a serious thought on the likely Senate makeup post election?

  107. JC

    Mh

    It’s not too far off the last Newspoll result and pound for pound, rubberhead has done a better job than Tits in the campaign. Rubberhead is no Trump though.

  108. JC

    Look who’s still unemployed and wants another shot.

    Oakeshott pushes green goals in campaign

    Rob Oakeshott is staging a comeback with a deep green policy platform in a bid to win the northern NSW seat of Cowper.

  109. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!

  110. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Geraldine Doogue on RN last Saturday morning did a terrific interview with Beevor about his latest;Antony Beevor and the battle for the bridges, 1944

    Thank you, I’ll bookmark that one. Beevor wrote one of the three best books about the battle for Arnhem – the others were Robert Kershaw’s “It never Snows in September – the German view of the Battle” and Robin Neillands “Battle for the Rhineland, 1944.”

  111. mh

    Why does Tassie get double the number of Senators?

    Is it because there are twice as many heads?

  112. jupes

    It comes after Turkey banned its own citizens from attending the Anzac Day dawn service due to security concerns.

    You know when even Turkey is banning the RoP from Anzac Day then it’s time to have a good hard look at inviting more of the fuckers to immigrate here.

  113. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyway, early start tomorrow – Night, all.

  114. jupes

    It comes after Turkey banned its own citizens from attending the Anzac Day dawn service due to security concerns.*

    You know when even Turkey is banning the RoP from Anzac Day then it’s time to have a good hard look at inviting more of the fuckers to immigrate here.

    * From the ABC. I can’t link due to naughty word in the link.

  115. mh

    So many good things

    Taiwan’s Foreign Minister: ‘Warmth and Support’ from Donald Trump’s Administration to Taiwan ‘Unprecedented’

    Breitbart

  116. JC

    The ASX has never made it over the 07 highs. If the libs manage to get over the line, there could be a 20% rally. It may be worth just buying a call.

  117. Knuckle Dragger

    And, predictably, it’s happened.

    Turkish wallopers have arrested a Syrian guy they suspect to be an IS member for planning an attack during the Gallipoli dawn service. Nein is doing the reporting.

    Animals.

  118. Nelson Kidd-Players

    I’m getting the $$$ feeling about that outcome.
    Tits is almost unelectable.
    What would Trump do?

    Trump would own the casino, Gunner!

  119. Leigh Lowe

    Bloke I had a few adverse interactions with a while back got himself spread over about fifty square feet of bluestone alley in Prahran not far from the Lurve Machine.

    From memory there were two hot dog vendors or similar blown away.
    Simon Overland was horrified … “this has now reached innocent people just trying to make a living”.
    Sadly, I think the dumb xunt really believed it.
    One of them copped it outside his heavily fortified house in a noice street in Hawthorn.
    $3 meg of real estate and $100k of security.
    That’s a mountain of hot dogs.
    Still … militant vegans … so can’t be too careful.

  120. Steve trickler

    It is good fun.

    L00k closely and enjoy the show. No computers…..( :



  121. memoryvault

    It is good fun.

    I’m sorry Steve, but you lost me. Is that abomination you just posted supposed to somehow indicate some kind of talent at something or other?

    In the not quite immortal words of Pauline Hanson, please explain?

  122. Rossini

    An hour between posts….a bit unusual this early in the morning!

  123. Rossini

    At least 4 hours till Tom starts his shift.

  124. Tom

    It turns out that the Herald Sun‘s Chris “Roy” Taylor, a millenial graduate of the jumped-up TAFE in Ballarat (Federation Uni), fell for the climate hoax. Sad.

  125. Tom

    Every single British cartoonist has incurable Trump derangement, so toons like Peter Brookes’ latest (London Times) will soon be a daily epidemic now that Trumpy has announced he’s going there.

  126. bespoke

    Mitch M.
    #2996633, posted on April 24, 2019 at 10:56 pm
    Government revenue problem solved.

    This is why the average punter has no interest in politics.

  127. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Turkish authorities say they have arrested a suspected Islamic State member they believe was planning to attack tomorrow’s Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders.

  128. One ScoMo does not make a Spring

    Thank Ye Tom

  129. John Constantine

    Shorten mass importation of a hundy thousand chicom ex revolutionary red guard octogenarian voters will allow their electoral commission orcs to wipe out one more rural Tory electorate and redistribute it to an imported welfare vote plantation built by Landsharks Ponzi property developers.

    Branchstacking really works.

    Shorten would be unelectable without the revolutionary struggle of their electoral commission to branchstack eternal victory for Stalin.

    Comrades.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    Steve Kelley.
    Tom Stiglich.

    Ms Omar is at it again today…

    Rabbi blasts Ilhan Omar, NYT for pushing claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian,’ not Jewish

    That’s pretty breathtaking after the Sri Lanka attacks. I wonder if the ABC will report the story?

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    Steve Kelley.
    Tom Stiglich.

    Ms Omar is at it again today…

    Rabbi blasts Ilhan Omar, NYT for pushing claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian,’ not J-wish

    That’s pretty breathtaking after the Sri Lanka attacks. I wonder if the ABC will report the story?

  132. zyconoclast

    Today’s ANZAC dawn service started with a ‘call to gathering’ didgeridoo.
    Thankfully no mentioned welcome to country or acknowledgement to elders etc

  133. feelthebern

    Thanks Tom.
    Rowe nails it again.

  134. Rockdoctor

    Dawn service Singleton, NSW. Traditional with no virtue signalling homage to elders.

  135. zyconoclast

    From the Wall Street Journal
    6 Flattering Minimalist Swimsuits Perfect for Summer

    Does this (above) model lack a particular attribute that you normally associate bikini model?

    These ladies seem to have it

  136. zyconoclast

    ‘Future generations will not thank us’: the Tory backlash over May’s Huawei decision

    Theresa May is under pressure from senior MPs over her decision to ignore national security concerns and allow Chinese firm Huawei to supply parts for Britain’s 5G rollout.

  137. John Constantine

    Electorates are a zero sum game.

    Every time their revolutionary struggle disenfranchises a rural Tory electorate and redistributes it to a mass imported vote plantation it is an eternal victory for Stalin’s revolutionary meme that Australians must culturally cringe away from believing they are fit to vote for and govern themselves.

    Mass importing the world’s poorest people from the world’s hellhole tyrannies to vote and rule over a once free living people makes us strong.

    If you consider ‘us’ to be their quisling leftist version of the Rum Corp corruptocracy:

    Australia’s 2019 Antidepressants Corp looting cartel.

    Comrades.

  138. rickw

    You know when even Turkey is banning the RoP from Anzac Day then it’s time to have a good hard look at inviting more of the fuckers to immigrate here.

    Sensible, but we’re already stuffed, there’s enough breeding stock here already to wreck the joint given enough time.

  139. Tintarella di Luna

    Does this (above) model lack a particular attribute that you normally associate bikini model?

    These ladies seem to have it

    Belly buttons?

  140. rickw

    Ms Omar is at it again today…

    I think Ms Omar is a great thing for The West, if people are shocked by her callousness and stupidity, then you need to realise that her views are pretty much the views of your average mus lim.

  141. John Constantine

    Electoral redistribution is the ultimate zero sum game.

    Australias left have deliberately dragged forward generations of redistributions, crushloading Australia’s cities on loan shark debt funding and ignoring the trillion dollars of unfunded infrastructure liabilities.

    No cost is too high for immediate victory in the redistribution electoral civil war.

    Comrades.

  142. rickw

    Look who’s still unemployed and wants another shot.

    Having realised that he’s completely unemployable….

  143. bespoke

    feelthebern
    #2996705, posted on April 25, 2019 at 6:55 am
    Thanks Tom.
    Rowe nails it again.

    He! 🤣

  144. zyconoclast

    Belly buttons?

    I did not notice. I might have to have another look.

  145. rickw

    When’s the Grand Opening?

    Apparently it will involve driving a large bus into the lobby.

  146. calli

    The old dears and kiddies at ABC squeal, lift their skirts and stand on chairs after spotting this mouse.

    Naturally there are “privacy concerns”. You have to scroll down to find where the actual breaches of privacy are most likely to occur.

  147. C.L.

    Top French architect: Hey, let’s replace Notre Dame spire with a minaret.

    I won’t even bother claiming kudos for predicting this last week. Way too obvious.

  148. bespoke

    You should scroll up some times C.L.

  149. zyconoclast

    Chisholm: Gladys Liu, Jennifer Yang vie to make history as first female Chinese-Australian MP

    It’s no surprise change is coming in Chisholm. The seat, which covers gently undulating suburbia in the heart of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, is already a microcosm of a transforming nation.

    Voters come from all backgrounds, but the Chinese community is particularly large, with about one in five voters speaking either Mandarin or Cantonese at home.

    And even if Ms Yang loses, Chisholm will still make history on May 18 — because the only candidate who might beat her is also a Chinese-Australian.

  150. Notafan

    KD I didn’t ‘make a few guesses’ in fact I didn’t didn’t make any guesses.

    How’s Barry, by the way?

  151. Top Ender

    Dawn Service in Palmerston near Darwin.

    No SJW announcements – nice and simple and elegant.

  152. bespoke

    Didn’t do Dawn Service this year as I’m crowd averse and could’t make it to the I normally go.

  153. one old bruce

    I know an Aussie guy who was drafted in the 60s like everyone, but instead of Vietnam was sent to Malaysia. Seems we pacified that country and our boys sacrificed themselves fighting communists, so the present regime could take over and insult us? No Americans involved so it’s been forgotten? Even this guy is a rabid leftist and doesn’t see the contradiction. Inconvenient details. Not everything was about America.

    Meanwhile in the 80s I was ‘over there’ (as a civilian) helping refugees from the 1970 Bangladesh war who still needed help. That was basically a race war, an invasion by taller whiter Pakistanis trying to make the shorter browner Bengalis of former East Pakistan submit to their rule, it became a genocide. Older folks told me it was so much better under the British and they were glad we were back there. The new narrative is crap. Colonialism was a good thing.

  154. areff

    ZKTA: Don’t miss his Spanish Civil War book. Superb, IMHO.

  155. Tel

    Gladys Liu, Jennifer Yang vie to make history as first female Chinese-Australian MP

    Didn’t we already go through this business? Dual nationality MP’s are against the rules. You have to be Australian, fully Australian and only Australian.

  156. OldOzzie

    Fisky
    #2996632, posted on April 24, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Shorten has promised UNLIMITED long term aged parent visas to shore up the Chicom and currymuncher constituencies. Estimated cost of tens of billions over the forwsrd estimates. Just think on that!

    There are already over 100,000 aged parents on the waiting list, just wait till, now that it will be only $2,500, the Afghans, Pakistian, Bangladesh, Middle East and India residents in Australia, really get on board – how do you verify Health Insurance if taken out in home country?

    And after 10 years they will be entitled to Pension and Medicare without ever having contributed a cent of Australian Tax.

    Over the last year in regular attendance at RNSH Out Patients Clinics (superb medical care), I have been stunned by the number of aged Chinese, Indian, Middle East Grandparents in attendance — close to over 50% of attendees.

    God Help Australia’s Medical System and Aged Care & Pension Costs if Bill Shorten Labor.Greens get in

    There is no welfare in China, so PROC. and the other countries will be exporting their Welfare Cost to Australian Taxpayers – The Young should be worried about their Future

  157. Twostix

    And even if Ms Yang loses, Chisholm will still make history on May 18 — because the only candidate who might beat her is also a Chinese-Australian.

    I know nobody knows anything about Australia’s history but someone should at least take a cursory look at racial relations during the years 1870-1900, how that ended and why.

  158. rickw

    Gladys Liu, Jennifer Yang vie to make history as first female Chinese-Australian MP

    Wasn’t that Wong chap the first?

  159. Notafan

    Perhaps Milligan did the crack thing in Ireland.

    I’ve never heard of such a thing.

    Or of heading pages with JMJ or anything else.

    We probably started the day with a prayer, I don’t remember, though we still, a couple of years, had nuns in the classroom, better teachers than the lay ones, I might add.

    As for giving up sweets, we call them lollies in Australia.

    And min says she attended state schools in Australia, hmm

    The lady tells stories

    Fancy that

  160. OldOzzie

    A vote grab on parental visas

    The Australian Editorial

    Days ahead of the NSW election last month, it emerged Labor leader Michael Daley made racist remarks about Asian migrants. In a party forum last September, Mr Daley said that in Sydney “our kids are moving out and foreigners are moving in and taking­ their jobs”. The revelation turned the tide for Gladys Berejiklian as voters spurned Labor. Mr Daley resigned as leader two days after the election. To restore faith with migrant voters, particularly those of Asian heritage in several marginal seats in Sydney and Melbourne, Bill Shorten has pledged to introduce an uncapped long-stay parents’ visa. Labor proposes three and five-year sponsored parents’ visas at a cost of between $1250 and $2500 an entrant. A single household could sponsor up to four parents at a time.

    As we reported yesterday, experts warn of a 1980s-style surge in migration that could put extra strain on cities and public services, especially the health system. At present there is a backlog of 97,000 applicants for the permanent parents’ visa. A Coalition scheme for parents’ visas, promised before the 2016 election and due to start on July 1, is more stringent and costlier to secure. For instance, the Morrison government is restricting the visa to two parents per household; the five-year visa will cost $10,000 and holders must go overseas for a renewal. The Coalition also is restricting the new visa to 15,000 people. Under both policies, applicants must obtain health insurance and any debts incurred during their stay would be covered by their sponsors.

    Labor’s uncapped scheme is poor policy. Any sensible approach would seek strict control of the number of visas in line with prevailing economic conditions and population growth. There are existing strains on the health system, especially for the aged. We already run a compassionate and sizeable family reunion program. Many families structure their child-rearing and bonding with grandparents via tourist stays. For decades, our immigration system has been based on skill needs. At present, driven by very high demand for education services, net overseas migration — the crucial figure for population growth — is running at 236,700 a year. Adding another source of uncapped migration that does not improve the economic skills base and stretches services is the wrong move.

  161. vr

    Gladys Liu, Jennifer Yang vie to make history as first female Chinese-Australian MP

    Wasn’t that Wong chap the first?

    First Senator. I suspect they mean member of house of reps.

  162. rickw

    Colonialism was a good thing.

    As many post Colonial era genocided brown people would attest, if they weren’t dead.

    When you look at the post colonial histories of some of these countries, you could even conclude that French and German colonialism was a better alternative to what they ended up with.

  163. OldOzzie

    GetUp’s smear beyond the pale

    The Australian Editorial

    Australia has a great tradition of political satire, which is often missing in the heat of election campaigns. It’s healthy to pop the inflated egos of those seeking elected office, especially stunt candidates, celebrity independents and those in the mainstream parties who bluster and blather inane slogans. GetUp hasn’t mastered humour, unless you have a taste for nasty, brutish and short-tempered personal hits. Yesterday the activist group withdrew an ad attacking Tony Abbott, who is fighting off a challenge in his seat of Warringah from former Olympic skier Zali Steggall, the GetUp favourite. The campaign ad depicts the former prime minister as a lifesaver refusing to rescue a drowning swimmer calling for help. When the swimmer disappears under the water, the actor playing Mr Abbott mimics his idiosyncratic laugh. It is an abysmal low in political advertising.

    Mr Abbott is a formidable and battle-hardened political warrior who has held his northern Sydney seat for 25 years. During that time he has been a volunteer surf lifesaver and firefighter, difficult tasks that have taken him away from his family and put his own life in danger. On Sunday, father and son volunteer lifesavers Ross and Andrew Powell drowned while rescuing a man in coastal Victoria. Mr Abbott embodies the “man for others” ethos of his Jesuit schooling and, with rare exceptions, his decades of community work have been done out of public view. Volunteers build the nation’s social capital, doing the work governments often can’t or won’t do. To use Mr Abbott’s public spiritedness against him is shameful. But to depict him as heartless, immune to the pleas of a person whose life is in danger, is beyond the pale. As a young man, Mr Abbott rescued a family from a burning house. When he was prime minister, the Coalition “stopped the boats” through its uncompromising Operation Sovereign Borders regime. Under the previous Labor government, a weakening of border protections resulted in 1200 deaths at sea.

    GetUp said the ad was referencing Mr Abbott’s stand on climate change. When the Royal Life Saving Society called the ad insensitive after the deaths of the Powells and the 250 Australians who drown each year, GetUp pulled it. The group did not apologise to Mr Abbott, while Ms Steggall joined her rival in condemning the smear. An apology from such a cynical outfit is probably not worth a zack. But for amoral GetUp, controversy is pure gold: the slur gets more attention than warranted and is red meat, or rather silken tofu, for its woke donor base.

    At this election, GetUp is targeting Peter Dutton, Josh Frydenberg, Greg Hunt and Kevin Andrews. It also is supporting high-profile independents such as Kerryn Phelps in Wentworth. In February, the Australian Electoral Commission ruled the cash-heavy group had no association with Labor or the Greens. It is the third time GetUp was cleared of being an “associated entity”, meaning it does not have to abide by the rules that govern political parties. Its national director made a goose of himself last week on radio after guiding volunteers to implicate Mr Frydenberg in the August coup that toppled Malcolm Turnbull. The self-styled “grassroots movement” can say and do anything it wants. While it claims to have one million “supporters”, GetUp is undemocratic and its “board” is stacked with Laborites. GetUp is a partisan hit squad. It hoovers up funds, spreads lies and destroys reputations, all the while preening itself as a superior moral force for progressive change.

  164. zyconoclast

    Didn’t we already go through this business? Dual nationality MP’s are against the rules. You have to be Australian, fully Australian and only Australian.

    Penny Wong
    Anne Aly
    Josh Frydenberg

    Were all hoping that we have forgotten about this.

  165. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Theresa May is under pressure from senior MPs over her decision to ignore national security concerns and allow Chinese firm Huawei to supply parts for Britain’s 5G rollout.

    She really is an idiot.

  166. calli

    Imposing monoliths radiating tedium and misery

    From JPW’s video on modern architecture horror.

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  167. calli

    And min says she attended state schools in Australia, hmm

    Yes. That was a good pick up.

    Perhaps fake memories are her thing?

  168. mh
    #2996567, posted on April 24, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Market DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

    I alwayas thought JC was just in love with Tulsi Gabbard. I was right the polls have her near dead last.

    Kamala “My career started by banging an old dude” Harris and Maggie Hassan were always my front runners.

    Well I’m wrong about Hassan so far. Since monty hasn’t paid up, I am cutting my lines of credit to you bums. If you make a bet with me, you pay escrow TO ME.

  169. Having worked in some third world holes as a civi I wonder how the public will react when their daughters start coming home in body bags

    A man somewhere will be blamed.

  170. Farmer Gez

    Backlash!

    ABC reporting on a keenly anticipated narrative in Sri Lanka.

  171. calli

    My grandsons are Chinese-Australian. Goldfields Chinese, but there it is.

    Never thought about them going Full Metal Diversity.

  172. rickw

    The smallest and cutest bench metal planer that you will ever see:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=82CcNaOrHSM

  173. Excise taxes, bachelor taxes (which I predicted) and death taxes are really just hate speech.

    Bugmen, unmarriageable feminists and millennials and zoomers just want other people to give them money.

    They don’t have the heart to be out there stealing for a living so like the true cowards that they are, they get the government thugs to do their dirty work.

  174. zyconoclast

    Wasn’t that Wong chap the first?

    First Senator. I suspect they mean member of house of reps.

    According to this Penny Wong has a Chinese father/Australian mother and born in Malaysia

  175. Theresa May is under pressure from senior MPs over her decision to ignore national security concerns and allow Chinese firm Huawei to supply parts for Britain’s 5G rollout.

    Didn’t we have a director general of intel shilling for Way Way and they sponsored our NRL team in the nation’s (provincial) capital?

  176. Fisky

    Very good ANZAC special from the left-leaning Macrobusiness – “Can Labor Be Trusted To Defend Australia?” Short answer: no

    https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/04/anzac-day-special-can-labor-be-trusted-to-defend-australia/

  177. calli

    From the ABC

    Mu slim community living in fear

    Sri Lanka’s Mu slim community — which accounts for 10 per cent of its population — is on edge.

    Many Mu slim refugees from Pakistan living near Negombo — where a church was blown up — have boarded buses to escape the threat of retaliation.

    Farah Jameel, a refugee living in the area, said her family had been chased out by angry locals.

    “They are hitting us,” she said.

    “Even our landlord is not letting us live here, she is saying to get out of here and go wherever you want to go.”

    Erm…yes. They might be a little wary and perhaps not want you there.

    Can’t imagine why.

    Even Hindus and Buddhists have limits to tolerance.

  178. one old bruce

    Rickw: a lot of 20th century history looks like ‘out of the frying pan into the fire’ in retrospect.

    But we’ve opened Pandora’s Box of troubles now and there’s no turning back.

    So sad that our best and brightest were sacrificed but that’s the tragedy of history.

  179. OldOzzie

    rickw
    #2996752, posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Colonialism was a good thing.

    As many post Colonial era genocided brown people would attest, if they weren’t dead.

    When you look at the post colonial histories of some of these countries, you could even conclude that French and German colonialism was a better alternative to what they ended up with.

    Yep,

    New Guinea Room mate in College 1962, caught up with him on Business Trip to New Guinea in early 80s in Port Moresby – I asked how Independence was going – His reply was “Things were better under the Rule of Australian Kiap’s” and he was going to move to a job in Cairns

  180. https://www.afr.com/business-summit/manage-huawei-concerns-dont-ban-firm-dennis-richardson-20180307-h0x5gd

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6081486/us-says-huawei-funded-by-china-spy-agency/?cs=14232

    Partly wrong, but I err on paranoia:

    Mr Richardson noted he was a director of the Canberra Raiders, of which Huawei is a sponsor, but dismissed suggestions the Chinese company had chosen to back the rugby league team in a bid to get closer to him and to chairman Allan Hawke, another former defence secretary, as “paranoia.”

    No, the CCP would never do anything nefarious. Never.

  181. calli

    They’ve conveniently forgotten Bill O’Chee.

    Unpersoned by The Narrative.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dawn Service in Palmerston near Darwin.

    No SJW announcements – nice and simple and elegant.

    Ditto here – local cops estimate the best turnout they have ever seen.

  183. Zatara

    Theresa May is under pressure from senior MPs over her decision to ignore national security concerns and allow Chinese firm Huawei to supply parts for Britain’s 5G rollout.

    Good luck chatting with other national govts about anything substantial once that happens.

  184. 1. No nukes and no drones is unrealistic. Our Army could barely field three fully equipped divisions.

    2. Anyone backing China or North Korea instead of the US is a buzz feed addicted damned fool.

    “Normal” lefties are so anti-Trump they believed he was in the wrong regarding North Korea.

  185. will

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2996758, posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:31 am
    Theresa May is under pressure from senior MPs over her decision to ignore national security concerns and allow Chinese firm Huawei to supply parts for Britain’s 5G rollout.

    She really is an idiot.

    Not really Zip. You think no-one is listening in to your current phone conversations? Most likely NSA. If I get a cheap telephone network that the PLA can access, I don’t think I am worse off.

  186. Atoms for Peace

    Solemn dawn service at Maleny. Pin drop quiet and respectful.

  187. Trolling the PLA would be fun, but you’d likely never be allowed to enter China for a holiday if they worked out what was going on.

    Long story short, I know a businessmen who knew some Norwegians, one of whom called back homefrom China on a landline (early 1990s). In perfect grammar and with a slight Chinese accent, mid conversation, they hear “please do not discuss Chinese politics”.

  188. Didn’t attend the dawn service in my town.
    Same reasons I haven’t attended for several years,
    I’m sick of;
    The police takeover of Anzac Day.
    The condescending tone of the RSL’s MC for the morning.
    The occasion being used to take an extensive pot shot at “pubs”

    The RSL & the Police can shove their Dawn Service up their clacker, without the benefit of axle grease to ease the passage.

  189. Notafan

    Just read an article by Louise Milligan where she talks about growing up in Wantirna and duxing her school, with a reference to a boy doing maths science having already written his speech.

    The only Catholic coeducational school near Wantirna is Emmaus in Forest Hill, so it’s that or a local high school

  190. The police takeover of Anzac Day.
    The condescending tone of the RSL’s MC for the morning.
    The occasion being used to take an extensive pot shot at “pubs”

    Explain in more detail please. I love a good rant. WTF do coppers have to do with ANZAC Day?

  191. Notafan

    It’s a PDF called a writing career -future leaders

  192. Empire 5:5

    George Papadopoulos
    @GeorgePapa19
    First the president squeezed the Italians to get Mifsud, next is the Uk and the finale will be Australia and little Clinton errand boy, Alexander Downer’s, spy role.

    Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump
    amazon.com
    12:08 AM · Apr 25, 2019

  193. Atoms for Peace

    Read a piece the other day that the Chinese pension system is under strain in some areas with financial shortfalls starting in 2030. Great time to open the Australian floodgates ay.

  194. Bruce of Newcastle

    Many Mu slim refugees from Pakistan living near Negombo — where a church was blown up — have boarded buses to escape the threat of retaliation.

    Why are there mu slim refugees from Pakistan living in Sri Lanka?
    Pakistan is a mu slim country.

  195. rickw

    Mu slim community living in fear

    Sri Lanka’s Mu slim community — which accounts for 10 per cent of its population — is on edge.

    Many Mu slim refugees from Pakistan living near Negombo — where a church was blown up — have boarded buses to escape the threat of retaliation.

    Farah Jameel, a refugee living in the area, said her family had been chased out by angry locals.

    “They are hitting us,” she said.

    “Even our landlord is not letting us live here, she is saying to get out of here and go wherever you want to go.”

    Good.

    You don’t get to let your imam preach jihad day in day out without there being consequences for both others and yourselves.

  196. Farmer Gez

    Just read an article by Louise Milligan where she talks about growing up in Wantirna and duxing her school, with a reference to a boy doing maths science having already written his speech.

    Vindictive and petty. No surprise there.

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6956831/Yassmin-Abdel-Magied-disrespects-ANZAC-Day-AGAIN.html#comments

    Where would we be without Yassminn Axle Magpie”s patronizing drivel about ANZAC Day?

  198. Tel

    Many Mu slim refugees from Pakistan living near Negombo — where a church was blown up — have boarded buses to escape the threat of retaliation.

    Why did they run away from Pakistan?

    Is there something wrong with Pakistan?

  199. thefrollickingmole

    Set to be the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum

    Does it have a tradesmans entrance?

    Asking for gunner.

  200. Tel

    Bruce of Newcastle #2996793,
    Seems like I’m the slow typist … still working on first coffee.

  201. duxing her school, with a reference to a boy doing maths science having already written his speech

    He was under the misapprehension that higher grades in real subjects would get him somewhere against an affirmative action princess.

  202. rickw

    The police takeover of Anzac Day.

    Militarising the police force and showering them with Assault Rifles has impacted the psychology of the organisation.

    You tend to be a little more circumspect when you are the least well armed individual at any event.

    Bring back the .38 revolver and you will have less police shooting themselves and bystanders, and a police force that treats the community with the respect it deserves.

  203. Tel

    I alwayas thought JC was just in love with Tulsi Gabbard. I was right the polls have her near dead last.

    Who’s polls? They are all stacked.

    Tulsi is the only anti-war candidate … Americans are fed up with war, and it’s the one issue that can both appeal to the right and the left, and more than that reducing government war spending gives an immediate economic boost. The left will redirect the war spending towards services (not great but OK) the right would pay back debt and offer tax cuts (also good).

  204. Explain in more detail please. I love a good rant. WTF do coppers have to do with ANZAC Day?

    My point exactly.

  205. Notafan

    Yes Farmer Gez.

    And that was right after the breath where she’s claim not to know what a dux was.

  206. Obama was anti-war too.

    Some power…neocons absolutely.

    The sad thing is everyone else is carrying out Joe Biden’s policy preferences.

  207. rickw

    Where would we be without Yassminn Axle Magpie”s patronizing drivel about ANZAC Day?

    Shell HR must thank their lucky stars each time the talking mule opens her mouth.

  208. woolfe

    Does it have a tradesmans entrance?

    Asking for gunner.

    Apparently there is back passage. Not sure where it gets you though.

  209. So instead I switched on the idiot box, to watch the Martin Place Dawn Service in Sydney.
    First there was a poem read by the state Premier,
    then a welcome to country commenced….
    …I changed channels & watched Karl Malden and Micheal Douglas in “The Streets of San Francisco”

  210. Empire 5:5

    Not really Zip. You think no-one is listening in to your current phone conversations? Most likely NSA. If I get a cheap telephone network that the PLA can access, I don’t think I am worse off.

    and a big brown paper bag aka a Loop Capital wire transfer, but the nation then loses the security umbrella of the people who already have all of your prior comms.

    She May be shrewd, but she ain’t smart.

  211. Tel

    Obama was anti-war too.

    Hopefully you noticed that he got a lot of votes with that approach.

    How many wars Obama got out of is another thing … but then again Trump hasn’t even got out of Syria yet, and he strangely vetoed Congress attempting to tell him he had no authority to be in Yemen. Think about that for a moment:
    * The US Constitution unambiguously gives Congress alone power to declare war.
    * The US Congress has never declared war in Yemen.
    * The US Congress votes and passes a motion to tell Trump to get out of Yemen because they never declared war on Yemen.
    * Trump vetoes the absence of war declaration, therefore declaring war in a double-negative sense.

  212. Hopefully you noticed they don’t don’t follow the rules, Tel.

  213. calli

    not to know what a dux was.

    Yeah. Right.

    An illiterate, a-historical “dux” who got there on humanities subjects.

    Pull the other one, Louise.

  214. Tel

    Militarising the police force and showering them with Assault Rifles has impacted the psychology of the organisation.

    We are not (officially) at war, but we are a police state … so it seems to make perfect sense.

    You do wonder what the ANZAC forces were fighting for, but IMHO mostly the idea of Anzac Day is to remember the contradiction of earnest men struggling under hopeless leadership. WWI was a war of attrition, not about conquest but about grinding the other side down and see who falls in a heap.

  215. Empire 5:5

    Obama was anti-war too

    Fake news. As with everything Traitor44, the rhetoric never matches reality.

  216. Nick

    Strange that in the media avidly reporting about ‘reprisal’ attacks, that Christchurch wasn’t regarded as being a ‘reprisal’.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    then a welcome to country commenced….

    “Welcome to country” is patronizing drivel at the best of times, and a flagrant insult on ANZAC Day – welcoming someone to a country, on a day when we commemorate those who served that country, and those who laid down their lives, serving that country.

  218. C.L.

    Paul Watson’s Latest atrocities in modern architecture is harrowing.

    Notice how it’s always talentless, pretentious lunatics drawn to architecture?
    Nero, Hitler, Costanza, Keating, Prince Charles …

  219. Nick

    then a welcome to country commenced….

    In Sydney today, indigenous servicemen have their own separate march through Redfern.
    Dunno why.

  220. Crossie

    I’m watching the Sky coverage of various activities and am astounded at the stupidity and ignorance of the media class, the young so-called journos in particular. There was Annalise Nielsen referring to Shorten as prime minister-to-be. See, no need for an election, our betters have already decided the outcome.

    Annalise dear, the correct term is prime minister wannabe.

  221. Crossie

    Nick
    #2996826, posted on April 25, 2019 at 9:41 am
    then a welcome to country commenced….

    In Sydney today, indigenous servicemen have their own separate march through Redfern.
    Dunno why.

    If they are indigenous why would they need a welcome to country?

  222. Robber Baron

    Just saw tits Shorten on tv running and it got me thinking.

    Have we ever had a normal looking Prime Minister?

    If we get Shorten we will get some massive man boobs.
    Morrison has a weird mouth and hair.
    Turnbull had weird ears and crooked weird shaped head.
    Abbott had weird ears.
    Rudd had weird hands.
    Gillard had weird ear lobes and massive nose and ass.
    Howard had weird eye brows.
    Keating had a crooked weird shaped head.
    Hawke had weird eyes.
    Fraser had a weird jaw.
    Whitlam had a weird nose and jaw.
    McMahon had weird ears.
    Gorton had a weird nose.
    Holt looked normal.
    Menzies had weird eye brows.

    That’s as far back as I was alive.

  223. dover_beach

    Has Milligan ever had to confront anything but a soft interview or been part of a panel that included a critic of her work? She’s extraordinarily protected.

  224. Helen

    Fn their alpbc repirting with relish on the foiled plot to blow up Gallipoli Service.

    Why are they giving it oxygen? In doing so they are making it as nearly successful as actually happening.

  225. thefrollickingmole

    The lesbo cafe that charged men more has some… reviews..

    Illegal and immoral businesses practices
    A terrible cafe that has no respect for either equality or the law, with horrible staff that I swear the owner had to scour the scum of the earth to find. Spend half an hour trying to get a waitress to come over and when they finally showed up they told me I’d have to wait because I was a “cis gendered white man” and there were women who needed to be served first. According to the waitress I’d have to wait until ALL women in the shop were served before they’d take my order, even those who came in after me. I left at that moment and will never return.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g947958-d12785840-r520137071-Handsome_Her-Brunswick_Moreland_Greater_Melbourne_Victoria.html#

    ..

  226. dover_beach

    Notice how it’s always talentless, pretentious lunatics drawn to architecture?
    Nero, Hitler, Costanza, Keating, Prince Charles …

    Indeed. That Foster fellow seems a malicious slimeball.

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