Monday Forum: May 13, 2019

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  1. Des Deskperson

    ‘I linked something recently that clearly indicates that in rural areas there is suppression of Catholicism’

    Thanks. Nota.

    Sounds plausible, I imagine it is easier to push people around in the provinces compared with a large – and to some degree, open – city with an educated and growing middle class where repression would have, among other things, economic – and international – consequences

  2. Mother Lode

    Apparently they found garbage at the bottom of Marianas Trench.

    It is not really a bad thing – it is a subduction zone, so all that garbage will be dragged down by tectonic migration and obliterated in the earths mantle.

    Of course, the Greens will find some loon to whose model ‘proves’ that plastic bags in the mantle will cause the earth to explode.

    In fact if you look at the record of the earth blowing up* then you can see just how parlous our situation is.

    *Adjusted data, of course. You have to discount the inaccuracies in the record of the Earth exploding – just like the way you can’t trust temperature records.

  3. Leigh Lowe

    One week until I tell foxtel to go and take a running jump.

    Set aside an hour to escape.
    I had two services and got rid of one last month. Sanjit pleaded with me to just suspend, not cancel, and I got a phone call and a text during the run-down period to ask to continue.
    Netflix and Stan must be killing them.

  4. The fishnet stocking man will be backed strongly by the new Australian gubbmint.

    What else would you expect when your dear leader has “dunn niffink rong”.

  5. John Constantine

    Labor has vowed to phase out live SHEEP exports if elected, but says it will support live CATTLE exports because “it’s different”.

    ABC Rural asked Labor to provide some dot points on how the two are different & got this response: 🐂🐑

    “Unlike the live sheep export trade, the live cattle trade has demonstrated it is able to meet science-based animal welfare standards.

    “The voyage for live cattle is typically shorter and the conditions cooler. It’s in the interest of the exporters to ensure the cattle reach their destination in good condition.

    “Labor understands the importance of the $1.2 billion live cattle trade to producer and all of those in the value chain.”

  6. Apparently they found garbage at the bottom of Marianas Trench.

    Tell me more!

    I need to know what sort of “plastic” remains identifiable as “plastic” at that sort of pressure.

    Maybe they have accidentally discovered a new material for building submarines!

  7. John Constantine

    Top pen at Ballarat lamb sale today got to 300 bucks a head, with buyers in active competition, not matey collusion.

    Called eight bucks a kilo dressed weight for those pens “with a bit about them”.

    Twenty percent lift since the seasonal break for lamb and no buyers admitting what they are paying for mutton to send to a pigless China.

  8. John Constantine

    A Californian jury orders chemical giant Monsanto to pay $2 billion to a couple who say they contracted cancer after using the commonly used weedkiller, Roundup.

  9. zyconcoclast

    Too bad the most popular Brexit politician is an non EU immigration, open borders loon.

    Farage’s party set for massive gains in EU, general elections: polls

  10. thefrollickingmole

    John Constantine

    Is there any signs of restocking for merino/wool production pending the live export ban on meat sheep?

    Wondering if some of the prices are reflecting that?

  11. Top Ender

    Let’s see, the misssus used Roundup about once a month, so that’s 12 x about 15 years or whatever figure I like, which equals $3 billion!

  12. Top Ender

    How to make the court system look ridiculous:

    Cancer con artist Belle Gibson’s bank statements will be forensically examined over her failure to pay a $410,000 fine for duping Australians.

    Producing two years worth of bank statements in the Federal Court in Melbourne on Tuesday, Gibson’s lawyer Andrew Tragardh said his client could not afford to keep coming back to court. “My client doesn’t have unlimited resources to pay for lawyers to assist her,” he said.

    Gibson had been summoned to appear after being warned she risked going to jail for failing to pay the 2017 penalty over five breaches of consumer law. She claimed she had brain cancer but healed herself with natural remedies including diet and alternative therapies.

    She also lied to consumers, saying she would donate money from her Whole Pantry app and book sales to various charities, including a boy with inoperable brain cancer.

    Although Gibson received $440,500 from sales of her app and book, she only donated about $10,000 to charity.

    Consumer Affairs Victoria had launched legal action against the blogger. The court found in September that Gibson had engaged in unconscionable conduct over the sale of her book, fining her $410,000.

    This morning lawyers for Ms Gibson argued against an adjournment to allow the documents to be examined by forensic accountants.

    Mr Tragardh said the application for an adjournment was highly unacceptable as Gibson had been issued the same summons return date for the documents and her examination.

    “It’s certainly highly unacceptable behaviour from a model litigant such as the director,” he said.

    Mr Tragardh said his client had done everything she had been asked to do and an adjournment would cause Gibson unnecessary stress and costs.

    Barrister Elle Nikou Madalin, for the director of consumer affairs, said she understood Gibson may not want to face the media again, but that came second.

    She said Gibson could have contacted the agency earlier and said she was impecunious.

    She said there was nothing in Gibson’s conduct to date that indicated the documents would have been voluntarily produced.

    “We didn’t know until we rocked up today what she was going to produce if at all,” Ms Nikou Madalin said.

    The hearing has been adjourned to this afternoon.

    Gibson was dressed in black, her hair pulled into a bun. Lawyers shielded her from waiting media as she arrived at court.

    The hearing has been adjourned but is expected to resume later on Tuesday.

    Link

  13. Tom

    Apart from his weekly substitution for Australia’s unfunniest cartoonist Jon Kudelka on Mondays, Johannes Leak is now being used strategically throughout the week by the Paywallian. Missing from this morning’s roundup, therefore, was this splendid Leak ‘toon accompanying a Maurice Newman op-ed on Tony Abbott’s electoral fight against the leftoid dregs of Australia who have descended on the seat of Warringah.

    Even though Newman is pessimistic about Abbott’s changes, I think there’s an excellent chance the left, complete with its ginned-up GetUp “opinion polls”, has radically misread the electorate in Warringah.

  14. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A Californian jury orders chemical giant Monsanto to pay $2 billion to a couple who say they contracted cancer after using the commonly used weedkiller, Roundup.

    that’s sounds a little light, maybe it should 2 gazillion quadrillion billion

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    The Greenpeace abseiling muppets.

    Why ‘the authorities’ don’t leave them there is beyond me. Seriously.

    They’ve only closed one lane of the bridge, and even that’s a sop to the compassionistas.

    No maritime issues at all.

    The halfwits are securely anchored to the rails under the bridge, and one of their central planning tenets will be that the coppers will come and rescue them so they can be arrested. Thus gaining TV exposure and ‘cred’ amongst their fellow cretins.

    Where are they going to go? Just get some TV footage of a fat old Senior Connie in a deckchair on the walkway next to the ropes’ anchor points, eating ice cream on overtime. Eventually they’ll come up out of boredom and the realisation no one cares.

  16. zyconcoclast

    California votes to overhaul s3x ed guidelines for public schools to include LGBT issues

    The framework tells teachers that students in kindergarten can identify as transgender and offers tips for how to talk about that, adding “the goal is not to cause confusion about the gender of the child but to develop an awareness that other expressions exist.”

    “I think that people hear the word ‘transgender’ or ‘gender identity’ in guidance for kindergarten through grade three and they think the worst,” said Stephanie Gregson, director of the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division at the California Department of Education. “It’s really about civil rights issues.”

    Much of the pushback has focused not on the framework itself, but on the books it recommends students read. One suggested book for high schoolers is “S.3.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know S3xuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties.” It includes descriptions of @nal s3x, b0ndage and other s3xual activity — depictions California Family Council President Jonathan Keller described as “obscene.”

  17. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    2 very short videos of US senator crazy Mazie Hirono

    it’s so fantastic to have wyminises in government….

  18. Infidel Tiger

    A Californian jury orders chemical giant Monsanto to pay $2 billion to a couple who say they contracted cancer after using the commonly used weedkiller, Roundup.

    Great stuff.

    We need to smash corporatism.

  19. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    silenced

  20. Dr Faustus

    Monsanto ordered to pay $2 billion to couple who say they contracted cancer after using the weedkiller Roundup

    The couple’s lawyer Brent Wiessner said there would be more cases against the company.

    “This is not the end, this is the beginning, there are tens of thousands of people out there, probably 30,000, or 40,000 people out there,” he said.

    So, assuming fairness all round, roughly $80 trillion is supposed to come from somewhere.
    Kind of dwarfs the agricultural losses when roundup is pulled from the market.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Labor has vowed to phase out live SHEEP exports if elected, but says it will support live CATTLE exports because “it’s different”.

    You assume a Labor politician knows the difference? Considering it was the bawling from the inner city Labor voters that led to the suspension of the live cattle trade by the Gilliard Government, good luck in implementing that one.

  22. Percy Popinjay

    “This is not the end, this is the beginning, there are tens of thousands of people out there, probably 30,000, or 40,000 people out there,”

    Paging Belle Glibson – “one door closes, another one opens”.

  23. Percy Popinjay

    Labor has vowed to phase out live SHEEP exports if elected, but says it will support live CATTLE exports because “it’s different”.

    ABC Rural asked Labor to provide some dot points on how the two are different & got this response:

    🐂🐑

    They should have stopped at that point.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If you are a member of AC you get set a link with a list of booths in your seat with available time slots, you put your name in the time slot then someone from AS contacts you to confirm your details and arrange to deliver your materials..

    I put my name down at a preferred Electorate and booth, not my local one though. No ‘booth Captain’ there. No-one has contacted me yet, so I called the number of the Electorate Contact supplied for the Electorate. She said she had no idea she was the person supposed to be that and was, like me, just another member. She said she would send me a text with the name of someone whom she thought might be something official, judging by something she’d read in an email from Sophie York.

    That text has just arrived and is looking hopeful. I will contact this woman now.
    I am happy to drive to pick up some How-to-Votes handouts.
    As a last resort, I will text Riccardo, whom I know personally. 🙂
    Even the best laid plans can have an occasional point of failure.

  25. Do we have an “abolish all excise” party in the senate?

    I want to vote for them.

  26. jupes

    Paging Mr Downer, paging Alexander Downer….

    I don’t think even a thousand soft Bolta interviews will save Downer from this. He’s in it up to his neck.

    Be interesting to watch the ABC’s take on this. They will ignore it for a while, but once the investigation gets rolling, I reckon they will cover for the traitorous Clinton associate, otherwise they will have to admit the Russia / collusion hoax was just that.

    Good times.

  27. Dr Faustus

    Labor’s EV policy gains traction – even before Father of the Nation takes office:

    ACE EV to sign agreement to build electric vehicles in Adelaide starting in 2020

    “We know for sure that there’s a huge appetite for electric vehicles in Australia,” [MD Greg McGarvie] said.

    “We’re taking orders now, there’s only 100 vehicles available for 2019 and Aldom will be manufacturing the first quarter 2020, so next year.

    “We’re hoping that we’ll get up to 15,000 [built] a year.

    Of that 15,000 we would expect around 80 per cent will be export.

    So possibly not that huge an appetite…

  28. Leigh Lowe

    Do we have an “abolish all excise” party in the senate?

    I want to vote for them.

    FFS!
    I had a blazing row with IT last year about this.
    Now listen up, pussies, because I am only going to say this once.
    Anyone who sets the target at the abolition of excise, particularly on alcohol, is a quisling low-bar setter.
    Alcohol should be subsidised to make it price competitive with tap water.
    This will save the Murray Darling.

  29. Damienski

    I forget which one of her several films with Rock Hudson it is, but in one of them he ‘acts’ the gay man to put off her advances. LOL.

    The incomparable Dennis Cometti described a kick on goal that had just missed as a “Rock Hudson kick – it looked straight but it wasn’t.”

  30. Fleeced

    Shorten piling on ScoMo for “not immediately saying that gays don’t go to hell”.

    Is Shorten aware that the PM doesn’t decide these things? Talk about executive overreach!

    “If I’m elected, I’ll turn the Kingdom of Heaven into a Republic!”

  31. notafan

    My point being, as stated, that the process is not sloppy just because of one incident.

    I’m sick of people rousting on AC when so many are working full time behind the scenes on a voluntary basis.

    I

  32. Dr Faustus

    All class. Bill ‘Buggery’ Shorten lands a knockout punch on Morrison:

    Labor leader Bill Shorten says Scott Morrison should have immediately ruled out the idea that gay people go to Hell when asked about it.

    “I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,” he told reporters in Tasmania on Tuesday.

    ALP polling must have shown that the Tongan vote is trending Liberal.

  33. Arky

    If all the gays go to hell, at least the place will have some stylish décor and fabulous wardrobes.

  34. Diogenes

    A fabulous 11 minutes.

    Agreed !

    But they had to put a stinking diseasel in the consist as well. You can hear the turbocharger cut out as it crests the hill in the first scene, and again at the very end as the train starts to reverse.

  35. rickw

    So speaks Mr Moneybags Electricity Bill Shorten, reportedly with a net worth of $61m, who has spent most of his life hobnobbing with lefty plutocrats.

    Looting to date seems to have been quite successful, but clearly not enough.

  36. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    OK Cats, all you conservatives. Off your bums. I’ve just been speaking to a person who is getting that phone number changed so it doesn’t mislead others. Here’s the bad news. So many electorates in Sydney are not covered at all, and a few poor people have been left doing all the organization for the actual Aust Cons on the day. They have the corflutes and the how-to-votes but not enough people to use them all.

    Years ago I handed out for Labor and the left would beat us hands down on this sort of stuff.
    If you are half-way mobile take a fold-up chair, and get out there to hand out how-to-votes.

    But first, get onto the website. As Notafan says, the website is good, chose an electorate, and find a booth that is not covered (that is NOT hard because MOST are NOT covered). Put your name down for a few timeslots and get in touch with the booth captain if there is one who should check your validity (members or friends and family of members, or genuine supporters) and organize your handouts. If no-one else is listed then call Aust Cons coordinator Cheryl SARDAR on 0410 683 174 and she will organize to get some forms to you or help you with information on any aspect of membership, turning up and volunteering. The volunteering turnout is woeful.

    Go anywhere, because it is the Senate vote that counts. Years ago Hairy stood for Labor in a totally unwinnable Federal electorate, and his last words to the faithful troops were ‘let’s get out there and win that last Senate seat for NSW’ as I stood behind him on an ABC special they did on us, and was his smiling wife. The Labor vote in that area improved substantially due to a local activism not usually seen there.

    Do it now for the Australian Conservatives, a voice of sanity against the worst of the climateer cultists and other bad things. Or do it for some other conservative group, but don’t sit back and expect other people to do it for you. You are them now. Help if you possibly can. This is a game in which numbers count.

  37. rickw

    “I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,”

    Australia’s greatest theologian has spoken.

  38. Infidel Tiger

    Polls must be very close if Shorten has gone the buggery route.

  39. Steve trickler

    Diogenes
    #3012125, posted on May 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm
    A fabulous 11 minutes.

    Agreed !

    But they had to put a stinking diseasel in the consist as well. You can hear the turbocharger cut out as it crests the hill in the first scene, and again at the very end as the train starts to reverse.

    Fed Regs.

    It was needed to provide redundancy braking and to provide electrickery to the passengers cabins. These Big Boys are gathering attention….ear to ear grins from engineers, across the world.

  40. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Cory has started a Conservative Party. My view is that it may take some time to grow into its possibilities. My hope now is that it will not die in its tracks due to the current feebleness of support, and the various ‘splits’ in the right, for we are going to need an organized, reasoned, vote-attracting and conservative base from which to tackle Shorten and the left in future years, whether he wins or not. The Liberals will remain fractured for some time yet. The other parties of the Right, mostly personality-dominated, may rise and fall, but the idea of conservatism must remain alive in the sort of Year Zero world that confronts us now.

  41. mh

    “I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,” he told reporters in Tasmania on Tuesday.

    What about gay murderers?

    I note that our political leaders don’t seem too concerned about the hundreds of Christians slaughtered in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday by Jih adist suicide bombers. No, let’s debate whether gays go to hell because a rugby player posted a bible quote.

    This is why I voted for Fraser Anning.

    Go Fraser!

  42. Alcohol should be subsidised to make it price competitive with tap water.

    Who is promismg that?

    They have my first vote.

  43. “Dr Faustus
    #3012122, posted on May 14, 2019 at 2:22 pm
    All class. Bill ‘Buggery’ Shorten lands a knockout punch on Morrison:

    Labor leader Bill Shorten says Scott Morrison should have immediately ruled out the idea that gay people go to Hell when asked about it.

    “I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,” he told reporters in Tasmania on Tuesday.

    ALP polling must have shown that the Tongan vote is trending Liberal.”

    I suspect it isn’t just the Tongan vote that is trending Liberal….methinks Labor might be getting a little desperate.

  44. Liberal Party is not liberal in any imaginable way.
    The Labor (sic) Party does not support labour (other than forced labour camps).

    The clear problem with AC is their name.

    The name of the party needs to be something it is not. e.g. “Australians for free stuff party”

    Get the votes, get the power.

  45. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Electorates in the whole of the Eastern suburbs of Sydney are very poorly covered by volunteers. Yet there would be many disaffected Liberals living within them who might be encouraged to vote Conservative for the Senate. Similarly, the wealthy Mosman area and a lot of the Northern Beaches are also lacking in an Australian Conservatives presence. I haven’t checked the North Shore yet. Probably the same.

    These are Liberal heartlands where many have had considerable heartache over the lurch left and would love to send a Senate message. Hairy calls the Aust Cons the ‘middle class option’ (PHON and PUP will do well with the Wukkas). These well-off areas are low hanging fruit for the Aust Cons but only if they get the How-to-Votes.

    From your hands? Ain’t no-one else gunna do it.

  46. mh

    Liberal Hollywood now believes in an abstinence policy to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

    Alyssa Milano

    @Alyssa_Milano
    Our reproductive rights are being erased.

    Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy.

    JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.

    I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on.

    46K
    12:40 PM – May 11, 2019

  47. JC

    She was once pretty decent looking, but any more. It may be a case of involuntary abstention.

  48. mh

    Senator Fraser Anning
    @fraser_anning
    ·
    1h
    The Prime Minister’s policy of trying to solve unaffordable house prices by subsidising demand just demonstrates he is as much a fake economic conservative as he is a fake social conservative.

  49. JC

    This lawsuit may have some far reaching consequences, because it appears the court recognizes monopoly situations.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple’s woes that already include falling iPhone sales and a European investigation.

    The lawsuit could have major implications for the tech giant’s handling of the more than 2 million apps in Apple’s App Store, where users get much of the software for their smartphones. While most of those apps are free to download, some impose fees for people to use the software and subscribe to the services.

    In those cases, Apple charges a commission of 30%, a practice that the lawsuit contends unfairly drives up the price for the apps. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the majority opinion that agreed the antitrust lawsuit can move forward in a lower court.

    The court’s four liberal justices joined Kavanaugh, one of President Donald Trump’s two high court appointees, to reject a plea from Apple to end the lawsuit at this early stage. The decision did not involve the merits of the suit.

    Apple argues it’s merely a pipeline between app developers and consumers, and that iPhone users have no claims against Apple under antitrust law and a 1977 Supreme Court decision. Tens of thousands of developers create the software and set the price, Apple says.

    “We’re confident we will prevail when the facts are presented and that the App Store is not a monopoly by any metric,” Apple said in statement issued in response to Monday’s ruling. The lawsuit could take years to wind to its conclusion.

    But Kavanaugh stressed in his opinion that Apple’s commissions also may affect consumers, as well as app developers.

    “The iPhone owners purchase apps directly from the retailer Apple,” he said, describing a relationship sufficient to allow the lawsuit to go forward.

    https://apnews.com/9e09bdac11b947b8877613a3a3fb192d

  50. mh

    She was once pretty decent looking, but any more. It may be a case of involuntary abstention.

    I have to confess I have no idea who these people are. I posted a tweet from an Arquette. I remember someone called Arquette in a Madonna movie many decades ago.

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The clear problem with AC is their name.

    To some extent, I agree. The old ‘Tory’ image of stuffiness is difficult to counter.
    But it can be done, given time. That’s why I think this has to be a long game, but fear that what started with high impetus will collapse far too soon unless this dreadful apathy is prodded away.

    Palmer has good marketing behind his advertising offensive. It works so well. Even the choice of name allows a wide ramble over the grievances of many rather than the interests of just a few. It is uniting, populist. United is a great sound, and plays on patriotism. One Nation does the same thing. Just as Hawke won on ‘consensus’ these two names are a call to togetherness. The message: a not-disappearing-down-the-plughole appeal, as a counter to the ‘free stuff’ mantras. As I explained when offering how-to-vote handouts during the State election, Conservatives are all for ‘keeping what’s good, dumping what’s not’. At least that too is standing for something.

  52. Old School Conservative

    I posted a tweet from an Arquette

    Is that a junior, female, Arky?

  53. duncanm

    Alyssa Milano.

    The wall Alyssa. Look it up.

  54. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on.

    I told Hairy about that. He’s not interested. 🙂

  55. thefrollickingmole

    “I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,” he told reporters in Tasmania on Tuesday.

    And Bill bases that on what part of the bible?

    The bible pretty well promises that for all the groups the Tongan Rectophobic preacher mentioned unless they “mend their ways”.
    Its worth noting about 90% of the population was encompassed by his tweet.
    The kerfuffle since relates to 2% of the population…

    Rectophobia
    The fear of rectums, the anus.
    Read more at http://www.curiousread.com/2008/01/60-weirdest-phobias-people-you-know-may.html#D8Y3k771SsHigLdA.99

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Spot of spacechooking – Ricardo Bosi’s book makes interesting reading. Highly recommended.

  57. jupes

    Despite the evidence on this blog, most nashos were not fuckwits. I had the honour to be at David Fisher‘s funeral just over a decade ago. Some points:

    A ‘hot extraction’ was used when a patrol of five or six men were under enemy fire and the helicopter could not land due to vegetation. It involved the helicopter dangling ropes for the men to attach themselves with carabiners. In this case, the patrol was still in a firefight with the enemy as the helicopter flew off. A short time later, David Fisher fell off the ropes to his death. Subsequent searches could not locate his body.

    The location of the body was given 39 years later by the former Viet Cong soldier who actually buried the body and now lived in Sydney! What are the chances? After the war, he had been subject to a bit of ‘re-education’ for not being as enthusiastic about communism as he should have been, so he got the hell out of there at the first opportunity and came to Australia.

    Members of Fisher’s patrol and his Squadron Commander were invited to go back to Vietnam and escort his body home. Contrary to their normal behavior, the RAAF disregarded regulations and let the old blokes have a few drinks with their mate on the flight home. Good on them.

  58. thefrollickingmole

    Found out one of my rellies was a bit of a hard nut.

    Fought at Sevastapol, wounded twice (face & shoulder) mustered out and became a lighthouse keeper, big family and lived to the age of 96.

  59. jo

    incoherent rambler
    #3012136, posted on May 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Alcohol should be subsidised to make it price competitive with tap water.

    Who is promismg that?

    They have my first vote.

    Pollies agree to proposal. Tap water now same price as alcohol. Look at all the money we have to buy more votes from idiots.

  60. Atoms for Peace

    As we are now led to believe, there are those among us who can “see” CO2 in the atmosphere. I’d like to harness that skill by giving those gifted individuals chop sticks so that they can snatch those molecules out of the air and put them in a safe jar.

  61. Robber Baron

    Someone is taking the piss or this is an attempted smear of Tony Abbott. Check out in particular his net wealth.

  62. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,” he told reporters in Tasmania on Tuesday.

    If you think shoving your todger into a poo hole is not hell, then congrats your already in it

  63. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3012131, posted on May 14, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Polls must be very close if Shorten has gone the buggery route.

    Yeah, even if they win with a majority of seats in the single digits and don’t have an ALP/Greens/Hinch majority in the Senate, they will turn on Billy.

  64. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If I miss the game on the weekend, it might be re-broadcast once in the next week.
    What I often get, though, is women’s footy.

    Caught da Hairy Ape disconsolately watching the women’s footy and expressed surprise.
    Nothing else on, he says glumly. Read a book, I said briskly, as I say to the kiddies too.

    Dey play like girls, he says sadly, but then perks up.
    Dey look like girls, some of them.
    I took a few minutes to gauge it and I have to agree.
    Some of them have very nice figures, definitely womanly.
    They play hard and fast too. For girls, that is.

  65. Bruce of Newcastle

    ACE EV to sign agreement to build electric vehicles in Adelaide starting in 2020

    “We know for sure that there’s a huge appetite for electric vehicles in Australia,” [MD Greg McGarvie] said.

    So if GMH and Mitsubshi couldn’t build cars in Adelaide why can these guys build cars in Adelaide?
    My wallet is screaming in agony…I smell an absolutely massive subsidy coming on.

  66. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Despite the evidence on this blog, most nashos were not fuckwits. I had the honour to be at David Fisher‘s funeral just over a decade ago. Some points:

    David Fisher was one of six Australian M.I.A’s – all of whose remains have been located and returned to Australia.

  67. None

    I’m sick and tired of hearing about all things gay.In one way I feel sorry for lots of gay people because it’s all the sodomy fetishesIke Bill who are using them to score cheap political points and it just makes the general population begin to resent the gays even though most of them could give a flying ship about Bill Shorten to Pinyin about hell. It really is the gays in the media and corporatopiate and their attendant fetishesit’s yeah really whipping this up. If I were cynical I’don’t egg on the sodomy fetishists because the backlash will be huge and there are A hell of a lot more non sodomitEs.

  68. None

    Agree Bruce I don’t want any f****** electric cars in Adelaide. While I’m a great fan of manufacturing industry I’m f****** well pleased that the odious car industry here is dead. A bunch of parasites.

  69. None

    Its worth noting about 90% of the population was encompassed by his tweet.

    Fact Check: false. 100% of humanity is covered in that Tweet.

  70. notafan

    It’s a smear.

    I knew it was because TA was experiencing mortgage stress when he was kicked to the back bench.

    He is the least rich pollie I know of, no rental properties, no shares, no family trusts.

    Register of Members’ Interests – 45th Parliament

  71. Atoms for Peace

    Bruce..any reviews out yet re the ACE vehicles?

  72. notafan

    Alyssa Milano is 46

    Good luck with getting pregnant again, stupid woman.

    I bet she used technology for at least one of the others too.

  73. thefrollickingmole

    None

    I was subtracted the extremely elderly, those on life support and babies.
    Plus a handful in comas.
    Oh, and all the sainted cats.

  74. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce..any reviews out yet re the ACE vehicles?

    Atoms – Don’t ask me, I think all battery EVs are stupid. Except electric forklifts because of the CO issue indoors.

  75. Arky

    I hope this sex strike spreads.
    Far too many silly or ugly people having sex.
    Stop it.

  76. Bruce of Newcastle

    “I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,” he told reporters in Tasmania on Tuesday.

    Eagerly awaiting the banner headlines in the papers tomorrow:

    BILL SHORTEN INSULTS CHRISTIANS AND MU SLIMS

  77. stackja

    2GB sound bite – man in Adelaide sought to ask BS question about spending, BS answered what sounded like “bro we will tax big companies”.

  78. JC

    Springer- Jones wondering why there was no modelling on the Libs plan for first home buyers.

    TONY JONES

    Yeah, OK. You do get to respond to that, and…but very briefly, this is sort of like a rabbit pulled out of the hat at the last minute, and evidently no economic modelling, as we heard this morning, has gone into testing this policy.

    Springer of course never asked a similar question of Tits about the Liars Gerbil Warming abortion.

  79. thefrollickingmole

    Can you imagine facing yourself in the mirror in the morning and knowing your job title was

    air quality marshal

    From the inbred sceptic isles…

    Drivers who repeatedly leave their engines running while parked could receive instant fines under proposals being considered by the government to give local authorities more power to reduce pollution.

    Councils have been calling for tougher laws to help tackle idling, with officers unable to impose penalties unless drivers ignore an initial warning and remain stationary for at least another minute.

    The environment secretary, Michael Gove, told the Times that instant fines for repeat offenders should be considered but stressed that any new powers should be “used proportionately” by councils.

    Fines can range from £20 to £80 under existing regulations. Westminster city council has issued 39 penalty charge notices for unnecessary engine idling since 2017.

    These dickheads have Brexit to sort out, yet find the time to worry bout a law which punishes people for idling cars.

    “Having spoken to more than 20,000 drivers so far, our air quality marshals found that most who idle, do so out of habit. Once they know the damage it causes, including the health risks, and they’re asked to switch off the engine, they do so and think twice before idling again. Fines should be a last resort – we prefer to ask nicely.”

    Aiken added that nothing less than a four-figure sum would serve as a “sufficient deterrent” for large companies whose drivers continue “widespread and persistent idling even after being asked”.

    ….
    A Department for Transport spokesperson said: “We are determined to reduce the damaging environmental impacts of drivers who keep their engines running while stationary, especially those in school zones.

    “This is why we are making guidance for local authorities clearer, so that they know how and when to target drivers falling foul of the law. We will also be polling local authorities to understand how any potential review of these powers may look in future.”

    New guidance will be issued to mitigate against any discrepancies in enforcement across the UK, with some council’s expected to be more proactive than others.

    There arent enough lamp posts or piano wire, Im afraid its going to have to be woodchippers pressed into service as well.

  80. Roger

    I’m sick and tired of hearing about all things gay.

    The love that dare not speak its name now won’t shut up.

    We’ll soon have conversion therapy for heterosexuals.

  81. stackja

    Roger
    #3012186, posted on May 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Are homosexuals happy?

  82. calli

    “I cannot believe that the prime minister has not immediately said that gay people will not go to Hell,” he told reporters in Tasmania on Tuesday.

    Ahahahah! ScoMo is God? Who knew?

    The Peanut is worried. He has skin in the game. The meme also talked about liars and adulterers.

  83. Roger

    Are homosexuals happy?

    Study after study has reported higher mental illness rates among homosexuals than among heterosexuals.

    The gay lobby blamed discrimination by heterosexuals.

    For argument’s sake: With discrimination now largely overcome, their hypothesis is testable.

  84. notafan

    For argument’s sake: With discrimination now largely overcome, their hypothesis is testable.

    I linked an article the other day about high rates of mental health issues in countries like Denmark and Sweden

    It’s not me it’s you.

  85. Im afraid its going to have to be woodchippers pressed into service as well.

    What about the rock crushers?

  86. Mitch M.

    Study after study has reported higher mental illness rates among homosexuals than among heterosexuals.

    There are higher rates of mental illness in any group that is distinctly different from the general population. Even for people with iqs above 130 that happens. To test the hypothesis the first thing to do is a comparative study across those different groups.

  87. bespoke

    Roger
    #3012186, posted on May 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    We’ll soon have conversion therapy for heterosexuals.

    Safe Schools

  88. Mother Lode

    Labor leader Bill Shorten says Scott Morrison should have immediately ruled out the idea that gay people go to Hell when asked about it.

    I think even Shorten should be able to dimly perceive that the PM has no authority over dispatching people to eternal bliss or perdition.

    Imagine the size of the Senate Ballot if all of the departed fell under Australian jurisdiction.

    Besides, from what I have heard, dead people are enrolled to vote only in American elections – and they are always registered Democrat.

  89. Atoms for Peace

    Fair comment Bruce; cruel but fair 🙂

  90. Pedro the Ignorant

    Back from lunch with the lady who asked me to accompany her on a cruise to SE Asia.

    Heeded the wisdom of the Cat commentariat and politely declined, citing ill health and some outstanding business affairs (both white lies, of course, don’t judge me).

    I refrained from telling her that I would rather trek across the Sub Saharan African badlands armed only with a two inch Swiss Army Knife than get aboard that floating retirement village.

    Regardless of an expensive lunch and a well rehearsed and delivered polite reply, I got the high intensity Death Stare.

    Ring the cops if I disappear over the next week.

  91. calli

    Do you have pets, Pedro? Keep them safe man.

  92. Arky

    Note to gays: if you want to convert hetros start with Pedro: finds it hard to say no.

  93. calli

    Litter found in the Mariana Trench?

    I trust the scientists did the right thing and picked it up.

    Don’t Be A Tosser, guys.

  94. notafan

    I got the high intensity Death Stare.

    Told you it was weird.

  95. Roger

    There are higher rates of mental illness in any group that is distinctly different from the general population.

    That may be so, but I was referring specifically to the claim of gay activists that their community’s higher rates of mental illness were caused by discrimination. With discrimination now dealt with, at least as far as legally possible, and homosexuals very much out and proud, we may expect an improvement if that was indeed the case.

  96. Arky

    Pedro. The Mariana trench needs cleaning up, what are you doing next weekend?

  97. Infidel Tiger

    Heeded the wisdom of the Cat commentariat and politely declined, citing ill health and some outstanding business affairs (both white lies, of course, don’t judge me).

    Should have asked her if you could bring your girlfriend.

  98. stackja

    The man, Michael Ded, an 83-year-old who used to work in a factory, later told reporters: “Every time I voted Labor, we went broke.”

  99. Tailgunner

    . The White House visit is becoming the opposite of being on the cover of Sports Illustrated!

    Monty, get off the respirator and get in here.
    The god Emperor is your mirror image!
    No rakes near his badass chopper.
    Is the ALP your lock of the Week?

  100. Tailgunner

    , I got the high intensity Death Stare.

    Pedro!
    Good stuff.
    Now you know what you have to do – #dickpic

  101. Mitch M.

    That may be so, but I was referring specifically to the claim of gay activists that their community’s higher rates of mental illness were caused by discrimination. With discrimination now dealt with, at least as far as legally possible, and homosexuals very much out and proud, we may expect an improvement if that was indeed the case.

    Discrimination as a cause is thrown about all the time without any substantial evidence to support it. Today I read about aboriginal suicide rates and they always invoke discrimination but suicide is a widespread issue and in most cases not the result of discrimination. It is a analytical cop out Roger. The only qualification I would make to your claim is that discrimination still exists but is nowhere near as bad as it once was. From some comments I have heard the biggest discrimination may be occurring from lesbians. Oh the irony … . I’m fed up with the whole gay issue and am still surprised at how they receive so much attention when we have so many people in need.

  102. JC

    The god Emperor is your mirror image!

    Physically? They’re about the same in terms of BMI mass. They’re both extraordinarily fat.

  103. JC

    This “erection” could be very close. The libs better have decent scrutineers as you cannot trust the AEC. The AEC is a leftwing organization and would have handed the 2013 erection to the liars – even though Abbott won with a historic margin.

  104. Tintarella di Luna

    Physically? They’re about the same in terms of BMI mass. They’re both extraordinarily fat.

    I reckon Trunp is just big-boned

  105. Tintarella di Luna

    QThis “erection” could be very close. The libs better have decent scrutineers as you cannot trust the AEC. The AEC is a leftwing organization and would have handed the 2013 erection to the liars – even though Abbott won with a historic margin.

    Fact check:True

  106. JC
    #3012221, posted on May 14, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    This “erection” could be very close. The libs better have decent scrutineers as you cannot trust the AEC. The AEC is a leftwing organization and would have handed the 2013 erection to the liars – even though Abbott won with a historic margin.

    Why don’t you believe me about the State based polling. ALP only need to win 2/3 from WA, QLD and VIC.

    (PS – the People’s Republic’s AEC DID hand the 2010 election to duck bum).

  107. Bruce of Newcastle

    There are higher rates of mental illness in any group that is distinctly different from the general population.

    I wondered what the rates are for Christians, who are pretty much a distinctly different minority. (I’ve known a couple of Christian guys with mental illness – very tough for them.) Not easy to find data, although here’s one from South Korea which also looked at Buddhism and Atheism. The conclusions are fun.

    The Relationship between Religion and Mental Disorders in a Korean Population (2012)

    There were no significant differences between the types of religion in either the lifetime or the one-year prevalence of any mental disorder

    Negative relationship between alcohol misuse and spiritual values is also supported by our finding that the highest levels of alcohol use disorder were in atheists.

    There you go, your brain may not be affected but your liver will love you if you find religion.

  108. Slayer of Memes

    Earlier today, in discussing the suspended Gladstone Ports subbie, the numerical one stated that

    “4. The ports corporation is saying it did not suspend the worker.”

    Given that earlier today in the QLD Parliament a QLD Labor MP admitted that QLD Ports did suspended the worker for speaking with Bill Shorten, does that mean that:

    (a) the spokesman from QLD Ports was lying when they claimed they did not suspend the subbie, or;
    (b) the ALP MP who stated that the subbie WAS suspended by QLD Ports lied to parliament?

    [insert meme of sweating man looking at two contradictory buttons, unable to figure which one to push]

    ((Note also that the manager of Gladstone Port, who would have been the one responsible for canning the subbie’s access, is a failed Labor candidate at the last federal election… File that under “Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmmm’..” ))

  109. Mitch M.

    I wondered what the rates are for Christians, who are pretty much a distinctly different minority.

    There was a study which argued that where a particular religion is widely accept in the population the believers do well on the mental health front but otherwise they do have problems.

  110. Roger

    Discrimination as a cause is thrown about all the time without any substantial evidence to support it.

    Yes, so I won’t be surprised if future surveys of the mental health of homosexuals do not budge even now that haye “marriage”.

  111. I’m waiting for Billion Dollar Bill to tread on his dick.
    We all know he’s going to do it sometime this week, even his minders know.
    At some stage he is going to do something utterly stupid/boorish/imbecilic, and blow the whole campaign.
    Something like this.

  112. John64

    What a contemptible, low-life piece of excrement Tits Peanuthead is.

    I would give my left nut for one of the journos to ask Tits if he is worried that fornicators are destined for hell also.

  113. JC

    Frank

    I do believe you in the sense that you have a credible view. I also think there could be lots of surprises like the one at the last erection when the Libs lost all 4 seats in Tasmania. I think everyone was pretty surprised by that.

  114. Great to see one of the world’s top institutions right behind the principle of due process.

    Ronald Sullivan provided legal defense to Harvey Weinstein, so Harvard removed him as faculty dean. It’s a blow to due process.

    That’s up there with “Benson & Staedler” from the Mary Sues of TV, the “incorruptible” NYPD, telling a “vic” to remove exculpatory evidence from their smart phone.

    I still reckon the whole Weinstein thing was he was going to come out as a conservative, hell, even a Trumpian.

    No one:

    Some idiot:

    ‘Duh, where there is da smoke there is da fire’

    Okay idiots, look up “Wee Care”.

  115. Frank

    Be interesting to watch the ABC’s take on this. They will ignore it for a while, but once the investigation gets rolling, I reckon they will cover for the traitorous Clinton associate, otherwise they will have to admit the Russia / collusion hoax was just that.

    Does this mean they haven’t yet?

  116. Anyone who reckons they can predict numbers of seats fairly accurately this time is simply a degenerate gamblah. A real Mr Satriale.

  117. That’s up there with “Benson & Staedler” from the Mary Sues of TV, the “incorruptible” NYPD, telling a “vic” to remove exculpatory evidence from their smart phone.

    Remember this actually happened IRL.

  118. JC

    Frank

    When the shit hit the fan, big fat ugly Harvey said he was going to retire from his film business and go after Trump full time. That didn’t even save him. There was/is no chance that fat fuck was/is a Right winger. He’s a putrid piece of crap, but even his type deserve due process.

  119. “Da man is a gamblah, Anfernee…”

    “I could have put 200k on da eagles and made some real fawkin’ money…”

  120. DrBeauGan

    There are higher rates of mental illness in any group that is distinctly different from the general population. Even for people with iqs above 130 that happens.

    So if I go nuts it’s because nobody loves me on account of my being weird?

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wow. The numbers are amazing.

    Texas border agents say 5,500 migrants a day are illegally entering US

    When President Trump took office, he promised to end “catch and release.” Migrants believed him as apprehensions in April 2017 fell to a record low of 15,798.

    Since then, migrants learned the U.S. can do almost nothing to stop them. Apprehensions have since soared 582 percent to levels not seen in almost two decades – and almost double what President Obama in 2014 called a “crisis.”

    That is two million illegals per year for just Texas. What must it be with the rest of the states included? Where do you put that many people? They must be finding a living somehow.

  122. Natural Instinct

    Why would a “liberal government” do this?

    Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a change to the way you report your employees’ tax and super information to us.
    From 1 July 2019, every time you pay your employees you’ll need to report the following through an STP-ready solution:
    • salaries and wages
    • pay as you go (PAYG) withholding
    • super information.
    .
    What’s changing?
    • You will be reporting salary and wages, PAYG withholding and super information to the ATO at the same time you pay your employees.
    • You won’t need to give your employees a payment summary at the end of the financial year for the information you report through STP.
    • Your employees will be able to see their year-to-date and end-of-year tax and super information in their ATO online account linked to myGov.

    .
    What if my employees are barely computer literate and/or administratively competent and don’t have myGov accounts and need boss help when dealing with “the government” now?
    .
    Oh it dawns on me… They can’t administer the complex laws they have created so they need this citizen provided free labour to do the data entry and help them sort out the mess.

  123. Mitch M.

    Yes, so I won’t be surprised if future surveys of the mental health of homosexuals do not budge even now that haye “marriage”.

    Nor would I. I have a very speculative idea about the optimal brain and physiology: when the structures move beyond certain threshold states there is always a greater likelihood for things to go wrong. There is a certain amount of wiggle room but evolution is so particular that even some minor changes can have large consequences. I’m sure you can work out the implications for the subject under consideration.

  124. Slayer of Memes

    I’m waiting for Billion Dollar Bill to tread on his dick.
    We all know he’s going to do it sometime this week, even his minders know.
    At some stage he is going to do something utterly stupid/boorish/imbecilic, and blow the whole campaign.

    You mean like how at one of his staged photo ops in Tasmania today he spoke to ‘Jill’, a “a local teacher in north-west Tassie” battling cancer?

    Where he tweeted out how “She’s currently trying to access her superannuation to pay for the tens of thousands of dollars needed to cover the out-of-pocket costs for treating cancer.”

    … and then went out and held a press conference where he stated:

    “If you have stage 4 liver cancer franking credits aren’t much use to you..”

    Which I suppose would be true… unless she wanted to use that money, rather than having to access her superannuation, to pay her bills… or provide some kind of financial security for herself and her family during such a tumultuous time… without digging into her superannuation which she will need should she beat cancer and live to a ripe old (non-SMSF) age…

    ((But you watch as the Leftist MSM completely ignores Bill’s obvious callousness and hypocrisy on this… ))

    I wonder if Bill or his mnders had the guts (or the balls) to ask her if she thinks franking credits would help ease the financial burden she is going through, or if she supports the ALP policy to remove them, and thus an additional way to manage her costs…?

    ((Note: Rehtorical. Of course they wouldn’t ask that… You watch as it comes out that ‘Jill’ is a senior official in the TAS Teachers’ Union, or has some other link to senior TAS/Federal ALP… ))

  125. Mitch M.

    So if I go nuts it’s because nobody loves me on account of my being weird?

    No-one loves me and I’m doing fine. I experience occasional depression but that is because of some horrid childhood traumas that would leave many people institutionalised.

  126. Slayer of Memes

    I’m waiting for Billion Dollar Bill to tread on his dick.
    We all know he’s going to do it sometime this week, even his minders know.
    At some stage he is going to do something utterly stupid/boorish/imbecilic, and blow the whole campaign

    You mean like how at one of his staged photo ops in Tasmania today he spoke to ‘Jill’, a “a local teacher in north-west Tassie” battling cancer?

    Where he tweeted out how “She’s currently trying to access her superannuation to pay for the tens of thousands of dollars needed to cover the out-of-pocket costs for treating cancer.”

    … and then went out and held a press conference where he stated:

    “If you have stage 4 liver cancer franking credits aren’t much use to you..”

    Which I suppose would be true… unless she wanted to use that money, rather than having to access her superannuation, to pay her bills… or provide some kind of financial security for herself and her family during such a tumultuous time… without digging into her superannuation which she will need should she beat cancer and live to a ripe old (non-SMSF) age…

    ((But you watch as the Leftist MSM completely ignores Bill’s obvious callousness and hypocrisy on this… ))

    I wonder if the MSM thought to ask her if she thinks franking credits would help ease the financial burden she is going through, or if she supports the ALP policy to remove them, and thus an additional way to manage her costs…?

    ((Note: Rehtorical. Of course they wouldn’t ask that… You watch as it comes out that ‘Jill’ is a senior official in the TAS Teachers’ Union, or has some other link to senior TAS/Federal ALP… ))

  127. Natural Instinct

    John Constantine
    #3012089, posted on May 14, 2019 at 1:36 pm
    A Californian jury orders chemical giant Monsanto to pay $2 billion to a couple who say they contracted cancer after using the commonly used weedkiller, Roundup.

    .
    follow the second Reuters stories to get to the source of evil.
    14 May 2019
    20 Oct 2017

    Oh no. It’s an unelected UN body again not the EPA from USA, or the EU equivalent.

  128. calli

    I’ve used gallons of Glypho360.

    Explains my rude good health.

  129. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Why would a “liberal government”uniparty do this?

    fixing fixing

  130. DrBeauGan

    No-one loves me and I’m doing fine. I experience occasional depression but that is because of some horrid childhood traumas that would leave many people institutionalised.

    I love me. I think I’m terrific. And I don’t care about how other people feel. I do suffer from an excess of sanity, which makes me really freaky in present times, but I am bearing it manfully.

    FIGJAM.

  131. calli

    I am loved, and I love others.

    Win, win.

  132. Nick

    ‘Climate emergency’
    FMD

  133. JC

    FMD

    You get less for murder.

    A Victorian man who smuggled “mass killing machines” into Australia has had his minimum prison sentence nearly doubled.

    Paul Robert Munro, 65, was sentenced to a six-year minimum term last year after he pleaded guilty to charges of weapons importation and attempted importation.

    Munro had weapons, including six fully automatic Thureon rifles which can fire up to 1000 rounds of ammunition per minute, sent to him in Australia in unmarked assembly kits from Oklahoma and Nevada in the USA.

    Justices David Beach and Stephen McLeish of the Supreme Court of Victoria today extended Munro’s sentence to 15 years imprisonment with an 11-year non-parole period after finding the only purpose for having the guns was to threaten or actually take human lives.

    “Munro engaged in persistent, planned, sophisticated offending to bring into Australia mass killing machines,” the judgement said.

    “The only purpose of which was their use in the threatened or actual taking of human life in the course of criminal activity.”

    The offending was further worsened, the court reasoned, due to Munro continuing to import weapons after he learnt at least one of the weapons was used by a person charged with trafficking commercial quantities of methamphetamine.

    Munro’s operation went belly up in 2016 after US agents interviewed his key supplier, Andy Huebschmann, who admitted he was in the process of preparing 96 semiautomatic handguns and six Thureon assault rifles to send to the Australian.

  134. bespoke

    U.S.—According to a new report performed by the American Public Health Association, all six men who are sexually attracted to feminists are already suffering deeply from the ongoing sex strike for abortion rights.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    “She’s currently trying to access her superannuation to pay for the tens of thousands of dollars needed to cover the out-of-pocket costs for treating cancer.”

    You can access your super under emergency provisions. She sounds to me like she’d qualify.

    Applying for early release on compassionate grounds

    Most superannuation funds will allow you to access a lump sum of your accumulated superannuation every 12 months on specified compassionate grounds. These are:

    – To prevent the seizure and sale of the family home by your mortgage lender
    – To meet medical, dental, disability or palliative care costs for you or a dependant (spouse or child)
    – To meet death, funeral or burial costs

    After compiling the required documentation supporting your claim, you must lodge your application with the Commonwealth Department of Human Services (DHS).

    The DHS will review your application within 10 days of receiving all required information and documentation. You will be advised in writing of their decision on the release of your funds.

    Superannuation funds released on compassionate grounds are taxed.

    Sounds like Shorten is talking crud again, although I don’t know the context for Slayer’s report.

  136. thefrollickingmole

    No-one loves me and I’m doing fine. I experience occasional depression but that is because of some horrid childhood traumas that would leave many people institutionalised.

    Another attendee of a young Labor camp?

  137. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Study after study has reported higher mental illness rates among homosexuals than among heterosexuals.

    doh….homosexuality is a mental illness

  138. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ‘Climate emergency’
    FMD

    yes people are starting to notice its a fraud

  139. DrBeauGan

    bespoke
    #3012264, posted on May 14, 2019 at 6:12 pm
    U.S.—According to a new report performed by the American Public Health Association, all six men who are sexually attracted to feminists are already suffering deeply from the ongoing sex strike for abortion rights.

    That was funny, bespoke. I do like Babylon Bee.

  140. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3012253, posted on May 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I’ve used gallons of Glypho360.

    Explains my rude good health

    The reaction of Joe Average to decisions like this tells you all you need to know.
    Do they:-
    (1) Don the HazMat suit and take the remaining tins to the tip … sorry, transfer station; or
    (2) Bolt to Bunnings and stock up on carcinogens?
    I am tipping the latter.

  141. Arky

    DrBeauGan
    #3012258, posted on May 14, 2019 at 6:06 pm
    ..
    I love me. I think I’m terrific.

    ..
    No. Really?

  142. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #3012266, posted on May 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    “She’s currently trying to access her superannuation to pay for the tens of thousands of dollars needed to cover the out-of-pocket costs for treating cancer.”

    You can access your super under emergency provisions. She sounds to me like she’d qualify.

    She absolutely would.
    A letter from the specialist saying she had Stage 4 and she would have the cash in days.
    Depending on the fund she might be able to access insurance benefits as well.

  143. Bruce of Newcastle

    I do suffer from an excess of sanity

    You’re obviously well integrated DrB.
    Mathematics clearly is differentiated from the rest of the professions.
    Just avoid irrationality and you’ll be fine.

  144. vr

    Ronald Sullivan provided legal defense to Harvey Weinstein, so Harvard removed him as faculty dean. It’s a blow to due process.

    He has resigned from the Weinstein case.

  145. Top Ender

    BREAKING: Notorious serial killer Ivan Milat has been taken from Goulburn Supermax Jail to a Sydney hospital for treatment. The NSW Corrections Commissioner says Milat was moved in a high security operation. Milat is serving seven life sentences for murdering backpackers between 1989 and 1993.

    He’s 74 according to Wiki so here’s hoping…

  146. Bruce of Newcastle

    Impressive. As someone said, the first bit of real news CNN/Jim Accosta have reported on in years.

    First time I’ve seen Jim Acosta actually with all his ducks lined up in a row.

  147. Bruce in WA

    Munro had weapons, including six fully automatic Thureon rifles which can fire up to 1000 rounds of ammunition per minute

    Capable of doing that in continuous fire, perhaps, but in reality, seeing they’re fed from a clip magazine … and as of this year from a Glock pistol magazine only …

    But I guess 1000 RPM is soooo much scarier.

  148. Tom

    Regardless of an expensive lunch and a well rehearsed and delivered polite reply, I got the high intensity Death Stare.

    Beautifully defended against the female pickpocket, Pedro.

    There are a lot of them out there.

  149. Geriatric Mayfly

    He’s 74 according to Wiki so here’s hoping…

    I presume this is in lieu of a ‘Get Worse’ Card.

  150. Mitch M.

    Bespoke,

    No because recent studies find no such association and social media isn’t a drain on finances(really, a survey from an insurance company?). The problem with so many social psychology studies is that they rely on statistical methods that are appalling, a problem all too common these days. More likely a selection effect in that heavy users of social media are already more likely to be half way to mental health issues.

    Research is mixed, according to Dr Mayshak, with only a few studies finding a direct correlation between social media and depression and its related symptoms. ‘I don’t think we’re at a point in our research where we can say that social media absolutely contributes to the experience of depressive symptoms.’

    However, new research has now dispelled the belief that social media use can bring about depression.

  151. Farmer Gez

    The dark reason so many millennials are miserable – STUPID- and broke.

  152. thefrollickingmole

    Fat man headed for a heart attack does the logical thing..

    Blames whitey…
    This is a miracle, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh
    Yeah, my life is incredible
    Miracle, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh
    Yeah, my life is incredible
    Oh, oh
    Yeah, bein’ white is incredible
    Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
    Yeah, bein’ white is incredible (Plot twist!)
    Oh, oh
    Yeah, bein’ white is incredible

    [Post-Chorus 2: Greg Holden & Briggs]
    It’s okay (Bein’ white is incredible) (It’s okay)
    To be opaque (Oh) (Yeah, [?] it’s okay)
    It’s okay (Bein’ white is incredible) (It’s okay)
    To be opaque (It’s okay, it’s lit)
    Oh, oh (Whoa, whoa)

  153. calli

    You can access your super under emergency provisions. She sounds to me like she’d qualify.

    Uh oh. Looks like The Peanut is on Falou’s little list. Under “L”.

  154. Tel

    Is this true? I reckon it’s bullshit.

    I reckon it could be true from a number of perspectives, firstly the Mattis Principle: always have a plan to kill everyone. You never know it might come in handy.

    Secondly though, there was a bigger plan. The little Austrian was supposed to see the Russians as his primary enemy and look to the West for support … because everyone, everyone knew that fighting a war on two fronts was suicide … so it was inevitable that he chose one side or the other … only a brain damaged lunatic high on meth would go it alone.

    That was the big picture design with the piece of paper signed and everything. The entire future of the British Empire was riding on that because they absolutely did not have the power to stand up against a German/Russia socialist alliance.

  155. Bruce of Newcastle

    Not sure whether to caption this story “things go better with weed” or “flying high”.

    Coca-Cola heir arrested in Caribbean with $1.3M in cannabis, 5,000 plants aboard private jet: reports

    A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet uncovered more than $1.3 million worth of cannabis on board, according to multiple reports.

    If he had 5,000 pot plants in his private jet is that the first ever airborne hydroponic set up?

  156. Steve trickler

    Well done, Matt.

    This will give some msm journos the shits.



  157. thefrollickingmole

    JC

    Its entirely plausible when you consider how close it was to this happening.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-British_plans_for_intervention_in_the_Winter_War

    Its wiki but it gives you a rough overview.
    The world was close to the UK/Allies being in a war with the USSR over Finland giving Hortler and Muzzolinnnni free rein to watch them bleed each other out.

    During the early stages of World War II, the British and French Allies made a series of proposals to send troops to assist Finland against the Soviet Union in the Winter War, which started on 30 November 1939. The war was a consequence of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, which put Finland into the Soviet sphere of influence. The plans involved the transit of British and French troops and equipment through neutral Norway and Sweden. The initial plans were abandoned due to Norway and Sweden declining transit through their land, fearing their countries would be drawn into the war. The Moscow Peace Treaty ended the war in March 1940, precluding the possibility of intervention.

  158. DrBeauGan

    ..
    No. Really?

    What’s not to like? I’m good humoured, kind to animals and children and weirdos on the interwebzy thingo.

    Not mentioning any names.

  159. Mitch M.

    In the Early Days of World War II, Britain and France Planned to Bomb Russia

    Going back many decades I recall a friend of mine who was doing research on WW2 and she found evidence that once the Italy campaign began there was an attempt by the Allies to align with the Nazis with a view to attacking Russia. I have no idea about the veracity of these ideas.

  160. vr

    Tepid reviews for Australian dance companies

    Australia Festival at the Joyce Review: Down-Under Disappointments

    The dance presentations of the recent two-week, three-event Australia Festival were chamber-size thanks to the venue—the intimate, 472-seat Joyce Theater. Small scale need not mean insignificant, but there was little notable choreographic effectiveness. In the context of New York’s rich and varied dance landscape, most of what was performed proved to be, at best, of pleasant, passing interest.

    “Attractor,” billed as “A unique music/dance experience,” with direction and choreography by Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin and produced by Dancenorth Australia, played out as a give-and-take exercise for eight casually dressed dancers, eventually joined by 20 prepped audience volunteers, to accompaniment from Senyawa, the Indonesian music duo of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. Despite its expressed aims of reaching trance-like and ritualistic states of being, “Attractor” amounted to improvisation-like moves that eventually blend, with the late-arriving audience participants, into tame follow-the-leader activity.

  161. Atoms for Peace

    Pedro. Where is your sense of adventure. You may have missed out on Kelvinator White size 10 teeth in a size 8 mouth and a boob job mit tat. SE Asia is paardy time man.

  162. John Constantine

    Story goes a French government study of roundup is to be released this week will call the farm chemical less of a carcinogen than red meat.

    The spin couldn’t just say safe for use.

  163. bespoke

    Mitch M.

    From what I gather from your links is it effects people differently in the some way as drugs and gambling and needs more study. It may not course some mental issues but the manipulative effect surely has a negative social problems. BTW I wounder if the researchers are heavy social media users.

  164. egg_

    egg_
    #3011624, posted on May 13, 2019 at 10:09 pm
    Are we looking at diesel or gas fueled steam locomotives?

    IIRC they have to refill the water tender every c. 160 km, hence the old tank sands still dotted around the country.

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

  165. Nick

    Skyhooks:

    She sure knows when she’s got a good catch
    And she just won’t let go
    She’s been searchin’ for the perfect match
    Her ambition with your dough
    A brick veneer prison is waitin’ for you
    But you just smile while she turns the screw
    And you ain’t safe when you get home she
    She’s gonna call you on the telephone

  166. JC

    I just had an argument with wifey because at times her reasoning & discussion skills are appalling like all sheilas. Some dickhead was on TV by the name of Charlie Teo. Wifey exclaimed that Teo is a world renowned brain surgeon. I casually mentioned that I didn’t think surgeons of any kind are that great in terms of medical practice and that I thought a large number of surgical specialties are basically glorified butchers. She told me she thought I was being idiotic. I told her she was. I suggested that neuros, who don’t cut people, are far superior for instance. Oncologists are more able.

    I reckon that even brain surgery is basically a learned procedure and it’s no biggie. You’re shown images and you cut out or stop the bleeding etc in that part of the brain without leaving a huge mess.

    I know nothing about surgery, but if you gave me a syringe loaded with local, a sharp knife and a burner that chefs use to burn the top of creme brulee, I could adequately perform some types of surgery like removing a cyst etc. and even deeper.

  167. JC

    Thanks mole. Interesting.

    Tel, if the Frogs and Brits had bombed the Sovs, wouldn’t that possibly swung them (the Sovs) to ally with the Krauts against the West? Just thinking out loud.

  168. JC

    Surgical specialties are basically an apprenticeship.

  169. Infidel Tiger

    Teo is a different cat.

    He became famous because he was prepared to operate when others weren’t.

    Like most medical types I believe he is off his bonce.

  170. urb

    i know its been mentioned before, where do i find a senate voting guide for qld?

  171. DrBeauGan

    Being a surgeon of any type requires a good memory and steady hands.

    Other kinds of quack need a bedside manner but not the steady hands.

    Brains are neither necessary nor desirable in either case.

  172. vr

    Brains are neither necessary nor desirable in either case.

    Why do they make it so hard to get into medicine especially give it’s all about memorization.

  173. Arky

    Why do they make it so hard to get into medicine especially give it’s all about memorization.

    ..
    Because of the consequences of making a mistake.

  174. bespoke

    I always thought it odd that England declared war because Germany invaded Poland but did’t do the same with Russia.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    It’s funny. The people most qualified to become doctors are usually the people you’d least like to be doing work with power tools or fine motor skills.

    Most of them can’t even catch a ball.

    A good sushi chef and seamstress guided by them would be better.

  176. Arky

    You are confusing gross motor skills with fine motor skills.

  177. egg_

    Steve trickler
    #3011583, posted on May 13, 2019 at 9:41 pm
    Are we looking at diesel or gas fueled steam locomotives?

    Diesel, at 06:00:

  178. JC

    Yea, I read a little bit about him just now. Others wouldn’t operate because it may impact on their stats and therefore could make them look bad. He does. Okay, he takes risks and is now recognized for that. IT still doesn’t make him a brain surgeon. 🙂

  179. Boambee John

    The clear problem with AC is their name.

    Traditionalist Party?

  180. Slayer of Memes

    James Comey is a lying liar…

    Well
    Imagine
    My
    Shock!!

    James Comey Contradicts His Own Memo on Trump Oval Office Meeting

    NEW YORK — There are major discrepancies between a story told on CNN by disgraced ex-FBI Director James Comey and the same story as Comey recalled it in his infamous memos purportedly memorializing his conversations with President Donald Trump.

    At a town hall event broadcast on CNN last Thursday, Comey recounted the alleged details of a February 8, 2017 meeting inside the Oval Office.

    He stated:

    And so the next time I was alone with him, and he told something that was obviously false, which was very, very important, he was saying in the Oval Office — a torrent of words coming at me. I remember the day, February 8th of 2017, a torrent of words. And among the words were his saying, “We are the same kind of killers that Vladimir Putin is.” He was defending his moral equivalency between us and Putin.

    And I interrupted and said, Mr. President, no, we’re not the kind of killers that Putin is. And when I said that, a shadow crossed the president’s face, and the meeting was over, because I just popped that cocoon he was trying to draw around us. And so I knew at that point, I went back to the FBI, and said my relationship with this man is over, and that’s not a bad thing.

    Comey clearly stated that he was “alone” with Trump in the Oval Office during that meeting and that “the meeting was over” because Comey seemed to criticize something the president said. “And the meeting was over, because I just popped that cocoon he was trying to draw around us,” Comey claimed.

    In his memos on that same February 8 meeting, however, Comey says that he was not alone but met Trump along with Reince Priebus, who served at the time as White House Chief of Staff.

    “Reince stayed,” Comey wrote in the relevant memo. “Seated to my right as I sat in a chair facing the President,” he said, referring to Priebus.

    Comey never wrote in the memo that he was alone with Trump, and does not describe Priebus as leaving the February 8 meeting at any time. In fact, he wrote that Priebus “tried to interject” about another matter just one paragraph before Comey describes the conversation about the Putin remarks that he talked about on CNN.

    At the CNN town hall, Comey said the meeting was “over” just after seemingly criticizing the president, linking the end of the meeting to his criticism. Comey writes: “And I interrupted and said, Mr. President, no, we’re not the kind of killers that Putin is. And when I said that, a shadow crossed the president’s face, and the meeting was over, because I just popped that cocoon he was trying to draw around us.”

    By contrast, in his memo, Comey described the conversation continuing after the Putin remarks, moving on to “other pleasantries and we wrapped up with handshake.”

    The description of “pleasantries” and a handshake does not fit with Comey’s narrative on CNN that the meeting ended and also that he “knew at that point” that his “relationship with this man” — Trump — “is over, and that’s not a bad thing.”

    Comey’s memo instead reads:

    He then pivoted to the Russians wanting an apology from Bill O’Reilly. I said I had seen that and O’Reilly’s reply, which was to “call him in 2023.” The President then said that O’Reilly’s question about whether he respected Putin had been a hard one. He said he does respect the leader of a major country and thought that was the best answer.

    He then said. “You think my answer was good, right?”

    I said the answer was fine, except the part about killers. Because we aren’t the kind of killers that Putin is. When I said this, the President paused noticeably. I don’t know what to make of it, but he clearly noticed I had directly criticized him. The conversation then moved to other pleasantries and we wrapped up with handshake.

    In the version provided to CNN, Comey says “And so I knew at that point, I went back to the FBI, and said my relationship with this man is over, and that’s not a bad thing.”

    In the memos, though, Comey does not say anything about the relationship being “over.” Indeed, he describes a subsequent Oval Office briefing and details three phone conversations with Trump after the February 8 meeting.

  181. Infidel Tiger

    A guy I knew who was very handy with engines and wood work is now a top orthopaedic surgeon.

  182. Arky

    The number one skill required by a surgeon must surely be the ability to casually pull someone apart while they are still alive and not panic halfway through.

  183. Nick

    The clear problem with AC is their name.

    Other than the hard working Custard, I’d say it was laziness.
    You almost get the feeling they are doing the old PHON votes for money scam.

  184. JC

    is now a top orthopaedic surgeon.

    Those fuckers are basically carpenters. Their tool box is a tradie’s toolbox with more expensive equipment. That it.

  185. JC

    The number one skill required by a surgeon must surely be the ability to casually pull someone apart while they are still alive and not panic halfway through.

    Sure, but if you’re scared of blood, a creme brulee burner would eliminate all the bleeding.

  186. Cassie of Sydney

    “Boambee John
    #3012326, posted on May 14, 2019 at 7:28 pm
    The clear problem with AC is their name.

    Traditionalist Party?

    I don’t think that there is any problem with the name…it’s just that they are missing in action….the AC need more traction, more publicity…look at Fraser Anning….whether you agree with him or not is irrelevant….he has traction and he has publicity. ..he’ll get votes.

  187. Slayer of Memes

    Interesting… seems something I just tried to post has been ‘lost’ in transmission…

    ..not even lost to the spamminator… just *poof* evaporated from the site completely…

    Most curious…

  188. Confused Old Misfit

    The number one skill required by a surgeon must surely be the ability to casually pull someone apart while they are still alive and not panic halfway through.

    Actually it’s the part about putting them back together again without killing them that’s the prime objective!

  189. Cassie of Sydney

    “Slayer of Memes
    #3012335, posted on May 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm
    Interesting… seems something I just tried to post has been ‘lost’ in transmission…

    ..not even lost to the spamminator… just *poof* evaporated from the site completely…”

    Must have contained naughty words….there is a whole dictionary of naughty Cat words.

  190. Infidel Tiger

    The number one skill required by a surgeon must surely be the ability to casually pull someone apart while they are still alive and not panic halfway through.

    Bloody oath.

    I can barely get the battery cover back on the remote.

  191. Frank

    Why do they make it so hard to get into medicine especially give it’s all about memorization.

    It was easier before medicare apparently, the entrance requirements went up afterwards.

  192. JC

    vr
    #3012318, posted on May 14, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Brains are neither necessary nor desirable in either case.

    Why do they make it so hard to get into medicine especially give it’s all about memorization.

    A vivid and clear memory is a fantastic gift though. It shouldn’t be underestimated. With age, my short term memory is fading ever so slowly and you really begin the realize how important it is.
    I had a fabulous short term memory… no kidding. I’d have Teo implant a chip in my head in order not to lose that attribute.

  193. Slayer of Memes

    Cassie, normally the presence of naughty words causes the post to be clogged in the spamminator (with it being viewable to me but with a “awaiting moderation” tag attached)

    On this occasion there is absolutely nothing

  194. Frank

    Sure, but if you’re scared of blood, a creme brulee burner would eliminate all the bleeding.

    Now we have the NBN it is all gamers in major cities remotely operating arachnoid robots with lasers for cauterising as they go. That’s what the sales pitch was anyway.

  195. DrBeauGan

    The number one skill required by a surgeon must surely be the ability to casually pull someone apart while they are still alive and not panic halfway through.

    Sheer lack of imagination does it.

  196. bespoke

    Good pruners do around 4 hundred vines a day.

  197. JC

    Oh yea Frank… The tele-medicine bullshit.

    The image was always about an aboriginal in a remote area requiring immediate surgery. Yea right. The NBN would fix all that.

  198. Cassie of Sydney

    “Slayer of Memes
    #3012341, posted on May 14, 2019 at 7:38 pm
    Cassie, normally the presence of naughty words causes the post to be clogged in the spamminator (with it being viewable to me but with a “awaiting moderation” tag attached)

    On this occasion there is absolutely nothing”

    Slayer..it’s happened to me several times over the last few weeks……I think that there are “naughty” words and then there are words that must trigger the spamminator into a state of apoplexy!

  199. vr

    I had a fabulous short term memory… no kidding. I’d have Teo implant a chip in my head in order not to lose that attribute.

    Did it actually help with the trading when you were younger?

  200. Bruce of Newcastle

    The clear problem with AC is their name.

    In the UK when the EUrophiles in both the Conservative and Labour parties spat the dummy they formed a new party.
    Called Change UK.
    The CUK Party.

    They’ve faired just as well as you might expected.

    Tories Sink to FIFTH PLACE in EU Election Polls, Farage’s Brexit Party Dominates

    YouGov ✔ @YouGov
    Conservatives pushed into fifth place in our latest European Parliament voting intention survey (fieldwork 8-9 May)

    Brexit Party – 34%
    Lab – 16%
    Lib Dem – 15%
    Green – 11%
    Con – 10%
    Change UK – 5%
    UKIP – 3%

    7:01 PM – May 13, 2019

    Calling yourself the CUK Party is just brilliant!

  201. egg_

    A good sushi chef and seamstress guided by them would be better.

    Guided by software?

  202. candy

    I don’t think that there is any problem with the name…it’s just that they are missing in action….the AC need more traction, more publicity

    I agree, Cassie. If Tony Abbott loses his seat which looks fairly likely, Warringah sounds like it is now a fairly progressive-ish wealthy-ish North Shore suburb as would be expected, he could join up with AC and lead?

    Just a thought. Although Cory B. might think that way too radical, he’s a bit of a scaredy-cat about change. It is his party after all, but it will die under him.

  203. Slayer of Memes

    I think that there are “naughty” words and then there are words that must trigger the spamminator into a state of apoplexy!

    Must be why I only post sporadically… XD

  204. Black Ball

    Why didn’t I think of this? Some clown on SBS Food looks and sounds like he can’t boil water. So he gets on his show accomplished chefs to walk him through the process of cooking decent meals. Of course he will be dining with said chef. Simple gig.

  205. egg_

    Actually it’s the part about putting them back together again without killing them that’s the prime objective!

    Is Arky going to get a head transplant as he gets on a bit?
    Speaking of flat heads.
    Just like a short block, really.

  206. JC

    Yea, I think it did to some extent, vr. Trading is also about interpreting price action. If you recall past events vividly it helps with responses. It’s almost like a chart in your head 🙂

    The famous Keating ” Banana Republic” blather I still recall. Without boasting I was the first person to understand its ramifications and started selling the Aussie. I couldn’t hold the position all the way down because, in the panic sell, it was impossible to hold the position all the way down.

    Here, I still recall BNP selling Aussie at the lows for the time. They sold to us at 57.25 cents.

    The recollection of the panic and the degree was all in my head for other events.

  207. Frank

    A good sushi chef and seamstress guided by them would be better.

    Guided by software?

    A scanner that dose a full body workover when you walk through the door, followed by a tablet that offers you a multiple choice questionnaire based on the results. Drive through MacDonald’s style diagnosis with an infallible memory, constantly improved by machine learning and the buzzwords. Millenials would love it, the AMA not so much.

  208. John Constantine

    Credlin was talking about the thundering ‘Grannies for Shorten’ imported voteherd.

    Still not considering the potential for bastardry, Credlin was working back from the existing hundred thousand waiting list.

    In australia, what happens when a loophole like this is created is that specialist migration agent lawyers create a product that transnational crime cartels can sell.

    Every new australian arrival can now be considered to have two put options for sale, giving life saving medical care for cents in the dollar to anybody that can pass as a parent.

    The migration agent cartels have weaponised education, business and skilled migration loopholes to get millions into australia using existing visas as pathway rorts.

    An uncapped visa rort will have the migration agent cartels going straight into overdrive.

    Comrades.

  209. Old School Conservative

    Now we have the NBN

    Can I change that to “now we sometimes, on an intermittent basis, with block of 4 days without it, have the NBN….”

    Yes, very frustrated.

  210. Mitch M.

    The number one skill required by a surgeon must surely be the ability to casually pull someone apart while they are still alive and not panic halfway through.

    Which is why they are more likely to be psychopaths. They need emotional detachment as a primary skill. When problems arise they need to think very quickly and anesthesiologists play a critical role. The higher the intelligence the less likely conceptual slips will occur so I don’t buy you don’t need brains argument. Like most jobs thinking is just a decision tree but when emergencies happen quick thinking and emotional control are vital.

    I had a fabulous short term memory …

    You need an electrical zap to your brain(see recent research on that).

  211. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/youtube-star-james-charles-in-hiding-after-brutal-feud-with-tati-westbrook/news-story/7168c87287dddd473b423ce0c03854d6

    This sums it up.

    How dearly I would enjoy showing all concerned, and in particular the 19 yo prick who is apparently famous because of YouTube, that whatever problems they think they have, there is a world of suffering outside their bubble.

    This article sums up the the lack of substance, the narcissism and the sense of entitlement of a subgroup of people who really think they are something in spite of having fuck all evident life skills.

    They will be sitting ducks when the takeover begins in earnest.

  212. jupes

    … she found evidence that once the Italy campaign began there was an attempt by the Allies to align with the Nazis with a view to attacking Russia.

    Bollocks on stilts.

  213. vr

    The famous Keating ” Banana Republic” blather I still recall. Without boasting I was the first person to understand its ramifications and started selling the Aussie. I couldn’t hold the position all the way down because, in the panic sell, it was impossible to hold the position all the way down.

    Here, I still recall BNP selling Aussie at the lows for the time. They sold to us at 57.25 cents.

    I am curious on why you couldn’t hold the position “all the way down”? The strategy was sell your position is the AUD and buy it back as it slumped?

  214. Dave in Marybrook

    There’s vines, and then there’s vines.
    Two metre vines, 3.3 metre rows?
    Spurs, I take it? Two bud, or Casselated 4 +2?
    Something chunky, like Cab Sauv?
    Famous Marybrook red dirt, dry grown?

  215. Roger

    The migration agent cartels have weaponised education, business and skilled migration loopholes to get millions into australia using existing visas as pathway rorts.

    Only because of the ineptitude – or complicity – of our law makers.

  216. Overburdened

    Reading on, it seems this pos has FANS.

    What a sad mob of fuckwits they must be.

  217. JC

    A scanner that dose a full body workover when you walk through the door,

    It’s also quite radio active. The problem also is that not all tumors etc are fast moving (even those that move quickly through other people) and you may even die with the cancer not impacting. If it’s found, WTF do you do? Also, if you disturb the shit, it can spread.

  218. Overburdened

    Someone forgot to tell these clowns that Zoolander was a comedy not an instruction manual.

  219. Cassie of Sydney

    “candy
    #3012352, posted on May 14, 2019 at 7:47 pm
    I don’t think that there is any problem with the name…it’s just that they are missing in action….the AC need more traction, more publicity

    I agree, Cassie. If Tony Abbott loses his seat which looks fairly likely, Warringah sounds like it is now a fairly progressive-ish wealthy-ish North Shore suburb as would be expected, he could join up with AC and lead?

    Just a thought. Although Cory B. might think that way too radical, he’s a bit of a scaredy-cat about change. It is his party after all, but it will die under him.”

    Candy I don’t think Abbott will lose…whilst I think that it will be close….I think that GetUp have overplayed their hand in a big way with the vicious venal campaign they have conducted…their campaign…along with that of the slag Steggall….is only about hatred of Abbott and climate change. GetUp have also finally been exposed for the hard left cult like group that they are….and we need to thank Advance Australia for a lot of this exposure. Warringah is a very different electorate to Wentworth and Warringah has strong conservative middle class pockets…yes the areas of Manly…as with Bondi…it is full of leftist greeny hipsters. We’ll see, I might be wrong…but I reckon Abbott will hold on.

  220. JC

    I am curious on why you couldn’t hold the position “all the way down”? The strategy was sell your position is the AUD and buy it back as it slumped?

    Because you’re market making and at times you can’t quote low enough. Remember, you could be short your trading limit. If you quote too low (both bid and offer) another bank could buy aussie from you and make you shorter still breaking your position limit. You have to be in line. Also remember that you’re in the melee and don’t know where the bottom is until, it’s hit and a reversal develops.

  221. Cassie of Sydney

    “jupes
    #3012362, posted on May 14, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    … she found evidence that once the Italy campaign began there was an attempt by the Allies to align with the Nazis with a view to attacking Russia.

    Bollocks on stilts.”

    Agree….utter bollocks.

  222. jupes

    Be afraid. I just watched the replay of On the Couch.

    Today all AFL CEOs have watched an advance screening of a documentary about Adam Goodes. It wasn’t sanctioned by the AFL and apparently will blow the lid off racism in this country (or some such shit).

    You have been warned.

  223. John Constantine

    Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

    China’s one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor, recently stationed a “One-minute Clinic” at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This new offline service scenario provides teachers and students with an alternative option to the medical clinics on campus.

    What’s it about

    As the first unmanned clinics currently in commercial operation in China, One-minute Clinics utilise Ping An Good Doctor’s mobile healthcare and AI technology, and integrate a variety of smart medical examination devices, connecting with more than 1,000 in-house medical personals and nearly 5,000 renowned external contracted doctors.

    The clinics provide users with one-stop medical and healthcare services, including consultation, rehabilitation guidance, medication recommendation, and medicine.

    What’s the trend

    In January 2019, Ping An Good Doctor launched its One-minute Clinics across 8 provinces and cities in China and signed service contracts for nearly 1,000 units, providing healthcare services to more than 3 million users. In its 2018 annual report, the company stated that their number of registered users had reached 265 million.

    In the near future, One-minute Clinics will be launched in more public areas, including shopping malls, airports, and train stations, which will complete the medical service circle in cities.

    On the record

    “In response to young students and campus employees’ needs, the One-minute Clinic prescribes drugs that are relevant to the daily habits of people on the campus, such as eye drops, antidiarrheal drugs, Band-Aids and other common drugs for students, and menthol pills and pharyngitis tablets for teachers,” said a Ping An Good Doctor spokesperson in a statement.

  224. Frank

    If it’s found, WTF do you do?

    Whatever the machine learning says you should do. The programmers and actuaries will help to hone the correct answer over time. Pretty much what we do now really.

  225. Atoms for Peace

    Good people. Stop complaining about specialists. Legalised euthanasia will impact on their business model. The soon to be falling Australian peso will also impact on the importation of cutting edge medical tech. Cuba here we come . Apologies if the viet Kraken awakens.

  226. John Constantine

    One Belt, One Road, One minute medical clinic.

    Coming to yarragrad.

    For the proles.

    Comrades.

  227. JC

    Frank

    The same tumor type in one person may act very differently in another person. I don’t think they still know why, although I’d hazard that it has something to do with individuals’ DNA make-up. But we still don’t know.

    But sure, eventually we will.

  228. JC

    One Belt, One Road,

    I understand the road, but what’s the “belt”?

  229. Entropy

    Mitch M.
    #3012360, posted on May 14, 2019 at 7:57 pm
    The number one skill required by a surgeon must surely be the ability to casually pull someone apart while they are still alive and not panic halfway through.

    Which is why they are more likely to be psychopaths. They need emotional detachment as a primary skill. When problems arise they need to think very quickly and anesthesiologists play a critical role. The higher the intelligence the less likely conceptual slips will occur so I don’t buy you don’t need brains argument. Like most jobs thinking is just a decision tree but when emergencies happen quick thinking and emotional control are vital

    I have a mate who is a neurosurgeon. At a lunch one day one of the ladies asked him how he was able to conduct micro surgery in someone’s brain. A person he knew. “Did he pray before each surgery?” she pondered. “Nah,” he said, “I know what I am doing and I am very good without the need for that.” Confident bastard.

  230. John Constantine

    https://www.eu-startups.com/2019/03/paris-based-e-health-company-doctolib-raises-e150-million-and-becomes-europes-next-unicorn/

    “The European healthcare market is at a digital inflection point,” said Chris Caulkin, Managing Director and Head of Technology for EMEA at General Atlantic. “We believe technology is in the early innings of transforming how patients and doctors engage with healthcare, and that there is significant potential to improve the service delivery model and overall access to healthcare. We are very impressed by Doctolib’s progress in only five years. Their approach to healthcare digitization has delivered concrete results. We are very excited to join the Doctolib team in their mission to transform healthcare.”

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