Tuesday Forum: July 2, 2019

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  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    enjoy numbies

  2. Black Ball

    Morning all.
    This is how President Trump and his sidekick Pence should have arrived.
    https://youtu.be/MNhe8ghamyE

  3. mh

    Tennis wogbrat on trying to hit Nadal

    https://twitter.com/101Usman/status/1146868454848368640?s=20

    But of course Israel Folau is bringing sport into disrepute by quoting the Bible.

  4. mh

    Tennis w0gbrat on trying to hit Nadal

    https://twitter.com/101Usman/status/1146868454848368640?s=20

    But of course Israel Folau is bringing sport into disrepute by quoting the Bible.

  5. dover_beach

    It would be helpful if you defined liberalism as you see it, dover.

    You’ve previously referenced Hobbes, but most classical liberals would regard Locke as the father of liberalism.

    Locke is no better. Just take one key aspect of liberalism, the claim to impartiality or neutrality between conceptions of the good. Ask yourself just how liberals will understand ‘rubric of fairness’ and ‘proportionate’ in a way that does not privilege liberalism with respect to disputes like the one above, and so on. The arbiter in all these disputes will be liberalism; it will view all these disputes through the lens of liberalism, and so on.

  6. P

    A brand new visual art installation has popped up in Sydney’s Newtown overnight launching a satirical attack on former Wallabies player Israel Folau.

    The piece, courtesy of visual artist Scott Marsh, depicts Folau as a well-to-do beggar leaning against a luxury sports car with a cardboard sign emblazoned with a remixed religious verse.

  7. Anthony

    Thanks stackja, I switched off, rebooted got rid of error404 and could then get Fox. Great stuff.

  8. Geriatric Mayfly

    Off to the Bolshoi tonight to see Spartacus.

    Gloating swine!!! I’ll make do with Acosta and Nina Kapsova at the Paris Opera (Garnier) DVD. Your turnout will be a no contest.

  9. Roger

    A lot soft, motherhood statements

    When Roskam invokes the sanction of public opinion he doesn’t account for the fracturing of society in recent decades due to the culture wars and the deliberate destruction of any moral consensus via post-modern educators. The vacuum at the heart of this society is filled by the angry mob who seek to silence dissenters and the issues are framed by a biased media. Because of this we need the protections afforded by law.

  10. stackja

    Anthony – 2GB reports main USA TV boycotted DT.

  11. Confused Old Misfit

    stackja
    #3097682, posted on July 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Anthony – 2GB reports main USA TV boycotted DT.

    If ever you had any doubts about US MSM this should resolve them.
    Democratic Party mouthpieces with bylines was, is and will be an accurate description up to and probably beyond 2024.

  12. “Roger
    #3097680, posted on July 5, 2019 at 12:03 pm
    A lot soft, motherhood statements

    When Roskam invokes the sanction of public opinion he doesn’t account for the fracturing of society in recent decades due to the culture wars and the deliberate destruction of any moral consensus via post-modern educators. The vacuum at the heart of this society is filled by the angry mob who seek to silence dissenters and the issues are framed by a biased media. Because of this we need the protections afforded by law.”

    Very good analysis Roger. I read Roskam’s piece and I was left wondering why I bother paying to be a member of the IPA.

  13. Helen

    CIS comment re blackfella hospitals

    -not backed by evidence
    -apartheid
    – risks de-registration of medical staff for claim culturally insensitive
    – cf catholic hospitals and push to defud because abortion, euthanasia
    – als push for gender sensitive medical palces.

    Seems like everyone will be serviced except priviledged whities

  14. Some History

    A pic from last week’s “Week in Pics” re: Trump.

    https://imgur.com/yn9OMxw

  15. C.L.

    After a reboot last year, MAD magazine decided to lampoon Trump in every edition.
    Just in: MAD magazine leaving newsstands after 67-year run.

    It never occurred to its editors that in the internet age the people most likely to be still buying a satirical magazine were older conservatives.

  16. C.L.

    Trump’s parade was a bit of a debacle, to be honest.
    It still works for him politically, though. His intention was to smoke out the DemocratMedia Party (not that it needs to be smoked out) and have its stars voice their passionate hatred of America.

  17. Anthony

    stackja
    #3097682, posted on July 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Anthony – 2GB reports main USA TV boycotted DT.

    Reminds me of that line about those who don’t learn from history.
    Leave the US Democrats to their own devices and they will destroy not only the US but most of what passes as civilisation in this world. Having completed that the tribes will them fight each other across borders and continents and we are back where we started. Seems to be what the lefties want.

  18. Some History

    Visual artist Scott Marsh has struck again, this time taking aim at Israel Folau’s crowdfunding saga.

    A brand new visual art installation has popped up in Sydney’s Newtown overnight launching a satirical attack on former Wallabies player Israel Folau.
    The piece, courtesy of visual artist Scott Marsh, depicts Folau as a well-to-do beggar leaning against a luxury sports car with a cardboard sign emblazoned with a remixed religious verse.
    “The righteous shall taketh from the punters for the divinity of one’s property portfolio is most sacred in the eyes of the lord, Amen!” the sign reads.

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/he-gave-us-abbott-the-bride-and-pell-the-stripper-now-folau-the-beggar

    https://imgur.com/odLAIir

  19. “C.L.
    #3097691, posted on July 5, 2019 at 12:37 pm
    After a reboot last year, MAD magazine decided to lampoon Trump in every edition.
    Just in: MAD magazine leaving newsstands after 67-year run.

    It never occurred to its editors that in the internet age the people most likely to be still buying a satirical magazine were older conservatives.”

    That’s what the left does…they politicise everything with the inevitable result that they destroy everything …look at Marvel, Star Wars and so on.

  20. twostix

    In the long term we’re far more likely to be able to live together in a community, if whatever sanctions of Folau or Rugby Australia we deem appropriate are enforced not by the courts or the Parliament – but by public opinion.

    Parliament is the closest manifestation of the public will.

    What this goon wants is for mobs of corprorately controlled and financed goons like antifa, BLM, gay liberation front, etc, etc, etc to run our society.

    Roskam is his master’s servant that’s for sure!

  21. notafan

    What this goon wants is for mobs of corprorately controlled and financed goons like antifa, BLM, gay liberation front, etc, etc, etc to run our society.

    You are right Twostix, what is the point of voting on parliament otherwise?

    He really is an idiot.

    Does he actually think Twitter is a proper reflection of public opinion?

    And seeing as this matter involves money what use is public opinion.

    The same mob who had breakdowns because LNP won the election

  22. MatrixTransform

    Because of this we need the protections afforded by law.

    I know quite a few post-modern thinking practitioners and have a daughter in 4th yr Law at Uni being spoon fed Hegel, Gramsci, Adorno and Foucault and theyre not even the Wynensys type subjects

    Im not convinced that The Law will do anything like protecting

    They all like the dialectic … its the gap they tip their festering malcontent into

  23. Leigh Lowe

    Tennis w0gbrat on trying to hit Nadal

    No problemo.
    1. The hardest ball to return is one hit hard straight at the opponents chest; and
    2. It’s a tennis ball.
    I hate the bullshit tennis apology anyway.
    Like when the ball clips the tape and falls over the other side.
    Sooooorrrry ….
    Sorry my arse.
    One more point with no running.

  24. Infidel Tiger

    Apparently Trumpo’s speech kicked absolute arse.

    Available anywhere?

  25. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    scroll up IT

  26. hzhousewife

    IT, it is right at the top of this page – Salute to America.

  27. C.L.

    In the long term we’re far more likely to be able to live together in a community, if whatever sanctions of Folau or Rugby Australia we deem appropriate are enforced not by the courts or the Parliament – but by public opinion.

    This is what I call the spectrum ratchet. We now have ‘conservatives’ and ‘libertarians’ who routinely accept false left-wing premises (criticising homosexuality is Absolutely Unacceptable) and then lecture their former confrères on how it’s not so bad after all. Why do they do this? Because they don’t want to lose their columns, their think tank gigs, their TV spots and their quiet lives. Once this shift is made, there is no going back. They are soon hostaged to shift on another principle. And so the Reign of Terror spreads – like rubber vine – remorseless and uncontested.

  28. Infidel Tiger

    Scrolling is for commies.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    Get Nadal to tell of his near miss with a fluffy green ball to these two:-

    Peter Handscomb could be jettisoned into Australia’s team to face South Africa after Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the World Cup and Glenn Maxwell injured in a horror net session.

    From Perth Now.
    Marsh has a broken arm, Maxwell has bruising.
    The English language is expected to make a full recovery despite the appalling misuse of the word “jettisoned”.

  30. Infidel Tiger

    Nadal is an annoying poofter.

    My regard for Kyrgios has gone up hugely. Add to that his hatred of the media and I think the kid is doing fine.

  31. Mitch M.

    Why do they do this? Because they don’t want to lose their columns, their think tank gigs, their TV spots and their quiet lives. Once this shift is made, there is no going back.

    Perhaps CL but I have a more cynical view: they think it is the right thing to do. They think they are absolutely right so it is much more than protecting their incomes. If my view is right that is far more worrying than it being simply about protecting their income because it implies they will easily change their views to accord with the views of the mob. That is the exact opposite of what public intellectuals should do: they should be prepared to stand up for what is right not what is popular.

  32. C.L.

    So Kyrgios lost (again) to a poofter?
    That’s not much of a boast.

  33. Infidel Tiger

    So Kyrgios lost (again) to a poofter?
    That’s not much of a boast.

    In fairness, Kyrgios was at the pub until close the night before his match. He was probably a bit dusty.

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    They ain’t mucking about in Pomland.

    Knowing Maxie had a question mark over him against quality short bowling they ‘jettisoned’ the net bowlers and gave him a bit of M. Starc at flat tit-o-rama.

    And Cummins broke Marsh’s arm, well, because he’s a Marsh.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    That is a hell of a net sesh.

  36. Knuckle Dragger

    Nadal, or anyone else for that matter could launch a full-blooded serve at a range of ten feet straight into my boat race.

    Wouldn’t even bruise.

    Big girl’s blouses.

  37. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2019/07/new-greens-senator-imbecile-from-victoria-.html

    Outstanding example of conduct, in the Senate, displayed by the Greens.

  38. Percy Popinjay

    Here’s the Roskam piece in its entirety:

    Folau Has Set A Minefield For Bosses

    Israel Folau versus Rugby Australia is the court case everyone, except our politicians, wants to talk about. The suggestion that it’s merely a contractual dispute that has nothing to do with broader questions about the right to freedom of speech or freedom of religion is misconceived.

    The precise nature of Folau’s contract and what it allows Rugby Australia to do or not do is for the court to decide. But as so often happens in such situations, the matters at stake go beyond the narrow issues of the courtroom arguments.

    Tim Soutphommasane, a former commissioner at the Human Rights Commission, has dismissed the issues the case raises with the claim, “Here we go again with our tedious culture war.” Nothing could be further from the truth than to believe what’s happening is merely “tedious”. The fact that Soutphommasane could say something like that is yet another argument for abolishing the organisation he once worked for.

    Central issues

    One of the central issues the case raises is the question whether an individual entering into an employment contract can give up their right to practise their faith, or in Folau’s situation quote the Bible on social media. Or, to put it another way, can an individual agree to a contract, the terms of which discriminates against them?

    If the answer is “yes” then there’s a number of consequences.

    The first is that under current Australian law such contracts are unenforceable. Employees and employers can’t agree to a contract that avoids federal legislation. In this case Section 351 of the Fair Work Act prevents an employer from discriminating against an employee or prospective employee on the basis of “the person’s race, colour, sex, sexual preference, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family or carer’s responsibility, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin”. Admittedly, it gets more complicated because the Fair Work Act does allow employers to discriminate in some circumstances such as when discrimination is “taken because of the inherent requirements of the particular position concerned”.

    A second conclusion is that if employees and employers do have “freedom of contract” to agree between themselves on what’s in an employment contract, then presumably if the two parties can agree on matters such as the employees not quoting the Bible, they should also be able to agree to things like the rate of pay, which they can’t do at the moment.

    Another conclusion, which has been appreciated by some of the more thoughtful commentators on the left, is that if a court finds that under the terms of his contract Folau can be sacked for his social media posts about his religion because either Rugby Australia or one of its sponsors found those posts offensive, there’s not much, assuming the contract is appropriately drafted, from stopping another employer from sacking an employee for expressing their opinions about politics.

    Good arguments on both sides

    If the answer to that is “no” – and if you believe that this is a case that goes beyond what’s in Folau’s contract and that employees should be free to express religious viewpoints, even if they are hurtful and offensive, you’ll be coming down in favour of freedom of speech and freedom of religion. But you’ll be making it difficult for employers to manage their brand and their staff. Eventually employers will end up only employing employees who’ve never had an opinion on anything.

    These are not easy questions, on which there are good arguments on both sides. And they’re important questions that go to the heart of how we live and work and play together. It’s no wonder Scott Morrison, when he was initially asked about Folau, refused to answer and said only ‘I think the issue has had enough oxygen’.

    The very worst way to overcome the challenges posed by this intersection between the rights of employers to enforce the terms of a contract and an employee to exercise their freedom of speech and religion is to automatically rush to a legal or legislative solution. In the long term we’re far more likely to be able to live together in a community, if whatever sanctions of Folau or Rugby Australia we deem appropriate are enforced not by the courts or the Parliament – but by public opinion.

    The last paragraph (i.e. the one being given all the oxygen here) lets it down, although not getting stuck into Morristeen for being a gutless pillock isn’t a good look either.

  39. John Constantine

    Luckily enough the diversity quota of australias cricket squad will be preserved, as the no diving or sprinting policy of the usual suspect pays off yet again.

    Not set up and peppered in the net session either.

  40. mh

    Kyrgios is an embarrassment to men who like to see men acting like men.

  41. Percy Popinjay

    Grate moments in feminayzee wymminses idiocy.

    Trigger warning: Hideously uglee frightbats.

  42. P

    In fairness, Kyrgios was at the pub until close the night before his match. He was probably a bit dusty.

    It never stopped Lew Hoad.
    Unknown to the public Hoad had stayed up the night previous to the final, invited by a Russian diplomat, and was drunk when he came home. An intensive workout by Rod Laver got him into a state that allowed him to play the final.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Hoad

  43. Mitch M.

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    You wanted to know about NAD metabolism. This recent review article will help. It can be downloaded at the link. Technical, not an easy read.

    NAD(H) and NADP(H) Redox Couples and Cellular Energy Metabolism.

  44. dover_beach

    In the long term we’re far more likely to be able to live together in a community, if whatever sanctions of Folau or Rugby Australia we deem appropriate are enforced not by the courts or the Parliament – but by public opinion.

    What is really telling about this position is its moral cowardice. We should see this as nothing more than a waving of the white flag, saying, if public opinion wants to punish either Folau or ARU then it is acceptable but I will not prosecute an argument that adjudicates their claims independently of them.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3097723, posted on July 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    That is a hell of a net sesh.

    I never had a problem getting hit by a short one in the nets.
    But I did get a little shitty when it was delivered from 18 yards.
    Same blokes would be shaking their heads on Saturday when their “demon short ones” were being flat-batted through mid-wicket with ease.
    “Just can’t get the length right. No rhythm in the run-up.”
    “Have you considered bowling off 22 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at training?”
    Bowlers do not accept advice readily from batsmen.

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    Never a truer word spoken. On any given day Rithe will be on her hind trotters dribbling and spluttering about her alphabet comrades. She gives the Green filth a bad name.

    Trigger warning: Hideously uglee frightbats.
    Rice has a very peculiar partner relationship. She fell in love with her partner when he was a man. They married, they had two sons and then the partner transitioned to a woman. They are still together in this unique relationship. From MS Comments

  47. feelthebern

    The kiwis have been throwing matches so they don’t have to play the Indians in the semi.
    I think the kiwis we play in the semi will be a lot different to the kiwis we slotted last weekend.

  48. Mater

    Nivea has been spectacularly dumped by its own advertising agency and accused of homophobia after a company executive allegedly rejected an ad pitch saying, “We don’t do gay”.
    The offensive remarks have prompted a boycott movement, with angry consumers posting videos and photos of themselves binning their Nivea products in an attempt to “cancel” the skincare brand.
    Nivea has been a client of FCB for 100 years, and spends more than $400 million on advertising annually.
    During the conference call, an FCB representative reportedly pitched a commercial in which two men would be filmed touching hands.
    The pitch was flatly rejected, with an executive from the beauty brand allegedly saying: “We don’t do gay at Nivea.”
    Among those looped in on the conference call was a gay advertising executive who had been behind the pitch.

    Ok. Which one is going to go broke?
    The woke one or the one that thinks that catering to 97% of your customers is a better idea?

  49. duncanm

    Rice: https://twitter.com/MattDoran91/status/1146616556861808640

    The greens are always the first to be calling for ‘codes of conduct’

  50. stackja

    Homosexual marriage slippery slope. Who is surprised?

  51. duncanm

    Di Natale’s motion for a Parliamentary Code of Conduct

    THE CODE

    1. Uphold the honour of Public Office

    (a) Members of Parliament will take all reasonable steps to represent public office in a manner that is consistent with the values of respect and inclusion; and

    (b) this includes behaviour and language during parliamentary proceedings, including interactions with parliamentary and electorate officer staff.

    I look forward to Di Natale’s upcoming sanction of Janet Rice

  52. dover_beach

    Nivea has been a client of FCB for 100 years, and spends more than $400 million on advertising annually.
    During the conference call, an FCB representative reportedly pitched a commercial in which two men would be filmed touching hands.
    The pitch was flatly rejected, with an executive from the beauty brand allegedly saying: “We don’t do gay at Nivea.”
    Among those looped in on the conference call was a gay advertising executive who had been behind the pitch.

    A hundred relationship that earned last year tens of millions annually for FCB thrown away for bluntly saying ‘We don’t do gay at Nivea’. Of course, a gay ad executive had to pitch two men holding hands…ffs. Very imaginative.

  53. mh

    There is also a tv ad running at the moment where one man gets down on bended knee to propose to another man while being watched by an excited, cheering crowd.

  54. “Mater
    #3097742, posted on July 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm”

    I use Nivea and I’ll be making sure that I use a lot more in the future.

  55. feelthebern

    There is also a tv ad running at the moment where one man gets down on bended knee to propose to another man while being watched by an excited, cheering crowd.

    That’s an ad for Rio Tinto.

  56. mh

    There is a Melania wet dress pic in Top Ender’s link.

  57. twostix

    During the conference call, an FCB representative reportedly pitched a commercial in which two men would be filmed touching hands.
    The pitch was flatly rejected, with an executive from the beauty brand allegedly saying: “We don’t do gay at Nivea.”

    I’ve watched over the last 20 years as people, often cowards, who have put on a kind of “my business is business!” cloak of invsibility have, with quiet smugness, kept out of the culture wars in offices by going all in on Profit! For a little while this gave them a bit of space “we’re here to make money I don’t care if someone wants to marry a space alien as long as they do their job!” was the kind of cowardly thing they’d say to extract themselves from political moments in the office when the office bugmen maoist leftwing goons contrive a stuggle session and attempt to coerce people into ceding cultural ground (hello Pride Week).

    Now they’re here for you, “My Business is Business!” man. Nivea will have posters of men kissing in the womens make up department at David Jones. You will “do gay” there is buffer left. You are on the line now.

  58. feelthebern

    Wolf Creek John found not guilty of 1976 rape.
    How much has that cost him?

  59. twostix

    What is really telling about this position is its moral cowardice. We should see this as nothing more than a waving of the white flag, saying, if public opinion wants to punish either Folau or ARU then it is acceptable but I will not prosecute an argument that adjudicates their claims independently of them.

    “public opinion” wants the death penalty and chemical castration for pedos, closed borders and the bugman class crushed.

    When these people say “public opinion” they mean “our controlled pop-cultural leviathan and financed subversive NGO pressure and paramilitary groups”.

  60. Mark A

    mh
    #3097754, posted on July 5, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    There is a Melania wet dress pic in Top Ender’s link.

    You liar!

  61. Makka

    I see the ALPBC couch crew twitterring all a flutter about Ivanka’s presence at the G20. I don’t know what possessed her to even chat with those fking morons ; that boy idiot Justin from Canada, the old useless crones May and parasite Lagarde and then the pip squeak in platform shoes Macron. Added from up their IQ would be less than 50% of Ivanka’s.

  62. office bugmen maoist leftwing goons

    Twostix has completely lost it.

  63. “feelthebern
    #3097756, posted on July 5, 2019 at 2:42 pm
    Wolf Creek John found not guilty of 1976 rape.
    How much has that cost him?”

    Yep…and a great result too….I knew it wouldn’t hold up. The whole thing was ludicrous.

    Interestingly the jury didn’t take long and it was unanimous.

    But the cost…..emotionally, financially, professionally…how do you recover from such an ordeal?

  64. mh

    Mark A, It is there. Honest.

  65. Mark A

    Mark A
    #3097760, posted on July 5, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    mh
    #3097754, posted on July 5, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    There is a Melania wet dress pic in Top Ender’s link.
    You liar!

    Oops, apologies, misread.

  66. Jarratt was charged after the woman went to police in late 2017. But the jury took just two hours to return the not guilty verdict on Friday afternoon.

    I don’t think the jury had much to talk about. The whole thing was another concocted #MeToo fable.

  67. twostix

    Nivea has been spectacularly dumped by its own advertising agency and accused of homophobia after a company executive allegedly rejected an ad pitch saying, “We don’t do gay”.

    This is feudalism. The House of FCB outraged at the House of Nivia for a religious slight to one of its high level nobles. Nivea quickly sending emissaries and chests of gold to quell the rift, etc, etc. Trade sanctions put in place, etc, etc. The actual cause of the fight known only behind the closed doors of the local aristocrats club.

  68. RobK

    My son lives in a Perth suburb. The council has come up with a proposal to rate vacant land higher than developed land. Whilst I understand their reasons as set out below, I don’t agree that it’s a good idea because the reasons seem contrived to me, and could be addressed in other ways.
    Is the approach of rating vacant land higher than developed land a common thing?

    Differential Rating
    Properties in the Town of Bassendean are rated by applying the rate in the dollar to the Gross Rental Value (GRV) of each property.
    The following reflects the Objects and Reasons for each differential rating category:
    Residential, Commercial & Industrial Category (GRV)
    CHARACTERISTICS
    The differential rate in this category imposes a differential general rate on land valued on a gross rental basis, which is zoned under the Town Planning Scheme for the purpose of residential, commercial or industrial and having improvements erected on it.
    PROPOSED OBJECTS AND REASONS
    The residential, commercial & Industrial rating category imposes a rate on land primarily used for these categories of use. The object of this rate is to ensure that ratepayers make a reasonable contribution towards ongoing maintenance and the provision of works, services and facilities throughout the Town.
    Vacant Residential Commercial Industrial (GRV)
    CHARACTERISTICS
    The differential rate in this category imposes a differential general rate on land valued on a gross rental basis, which is zoned or held under the Town Planning Scheme for the purpose of residential, commercial or industrial and being vacant land
    PROPOSED OBJECTS AND REASONS
    A prime reason to apply a higher differential rate in the dollar to vacant land (than the base rate) is to distribute the rates burden equitably, where a higher differential rate for unimproved vacant land recognises the additional costs of servicing these types of properties. Vacant properties are more likely to be the sites of illegal dumping and in some cases, can become overgrown and unkempt, or become places of antisocial behaviour. Additional street cleaning and gully educting is also required due to sand and debris originating from vacant land spreading onto the roads and gutters.
    The above requires the allocation of Town resources over and above that required for improved properties. The higher differential category for vacant land also reflects the Town’s obligations to maximise the per capita use of infrastructure and avoid dead spaces around the district by encouraging development of these vacant properties that will in turn stimulate growth, vibrancy and development in the community.
    The proposed rate in this category is 14.50c in the dollar and a minimum payment of $2,100. This will apply to 188 properties or 2.5%.
    Objects for minimum rating
    Rates are calculated by multiplying a property’s assessed GRV by the adopted rate in the dollar. However, Council can apply a minimum rate, which recognises that all ratepayers have an equal opportunity to enjoy the facilities and services provided by Council, regardless of the value of their property

    We don’t own any vacant land. It seems to me that this is either a revenue raiser or a pitch at some people sitting on undeveloped land. I’d be interested in any comments. The council has a lefty bent, I think it shows.

  69. twostix

    Twostix has completely lost it.

    Thanks for reading all of my comments all the way through numbers.

    I only read your one liners, I do appreciate that you enjoy my comments so much!

  70. `

    The Donald’s address has won the next election for him.

  71. feelthebern

    There needs to be a statute of limitations on sexual assault.
    With a few exclusions though.

  72. feelthebern

    RobK does that apply to the biggest land bankers out there like Mirvac, Stockland etc?
    Or is it only the little guys?

  73. cohenite

    Because of this we need the protections afforded by law.

    And this.

  74. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    numbies we are still waiting for your harrowing tales of blood guts and slaughter. spit it out man.

  75. Steve trickler

    Dutch put out a warning in his previous clip, hours prior to this event. He gives the USGS the shits.

    Look for an EQ to hit California….upper 5 to 6.0. He was out a little. Location was almost over the mark. Anyone in Geo-Science claiming you can’t predict EQ’s….. WRONG! hahaa.

    He’s good, very very good, hence goolag giving him grief.

    27 minutes.



  76. twostix

    More leftwing bugman maoist goonery on display:

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people.

    “Once seen” = still seen as by normal people.

  77. zyconoclast

    Murray-Darling Basin residents’ survey shows support for reallocating water from irrigators to Indigenous communities

    A random survey of people living in the Murray-Darling Basin has found support for reallocating water from irrigators to Indigenous communities.

    Around 2,700 people responded to a survey randomly sent to 30,000 people living in the basin by researchers from the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University.

    Almost 70 per cent of respondents supported reallocating 5 per cent of total irrigation entitlements to Indigenous communities, with no preference for how that water should be used.

    Sue Jackson from the Australian Rivers Institute said the results should be a wake-up call for policymakers.

  78. zyconoclast

    Radical historian Geoffrey Blainey marvels over climate change debate

    “Climate change is the most difficult and interesting intellectual argument of the last 100 years,” he declares.

    … he takes issue with the idea that it is a unique event and therefore requires a unique, modern explanation limited to human behaviour.

    “The great period of climate change in Australia’s human history was in Aboriginal times, when the seas rose and cut off Tasmania and cut off New Guinea from Australia,” he says.

    He adds that ice-core samples from Antarctica have shown as recently 1173AD – the time of Francis of Assisi – marked the start in Australia of a 39-year drought.

    “You have to be very careful that you’ve got good explanations for the past as well as for the present.”

  79. notafan

    There needs to be a statute of limitations on sexual assault.
    With a few exclusions though.

    Yes there should adulthood plus five years

    after that, bad luck

  80. zyconoclast

    How often do you get the spend more with the family excuse?

    Revealed: The tragic text message that forced former state premier Mike Baird to cancel an Indonesian surf trip and drop out of the running to become NAB chief
    A mates surfing trip was cut short when Mike Baird learned his wife was in ICU
    His decision to stand down to focus on his family was revealed on Thursday

  81. duncanm

    12 month good behaviour for election corkscrew stabbing.

    A former KPMG partner admits he used a corkscrew to assault a Liberal volunteer, called him “a paedophile supporter” and tore down election posters in Tony Abbott’s former electorate.

    Steven Economides on Thursday pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault after his attempt to have the matter dismissed on mental health grounds was rejected in Manly Local Court.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/former-kpmg-partner-admits-to-corkscrew-attack-calling-tony-abbott-campaign-volunteer-a-paedophile-supporter-20190704-p52493.html

  82. RobK

    FTB,
    I’d expect it would apply to all vacant land.

  83. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Nivea has been a client of FCB for 100 years, and spends more than $400 million on advertising annually.
    During the conference call, an FCB representative reportedly pitched a commercial in which two men would be filmed touching hands.
    The pitch was flatly rejected, with an executive from the beauty brand allegedly saying: “We don’t do gay at Nivea.”
    Among those looped in on the conference call was a gay advertising executive who had been behind the pitch

    leave that gay shit at home you dumb arse

  84. Chris

    “We have people playing rugby league and rugby union in this country who have abused women, traded in drugs, stripped naked on pub balconies, gouged players’ eyes, have driven vehicles when drunk — they continue to play. A young Polynesian Christian quotes from his Bible and he is banned for life”

    Liberty quote – from Alan Jones in the OZ.

  85. Pedro the Ignorant

    Rice has a very peculiar partner relationship. She fell in love with her partner when he was a man. They married, they had two sons and then the partner transitioned to a woman. They are still together in this unique relationship. From MS Comments

    Gawdalmighty.

    The Australian Senate has degenerated into a freak show.

    They should charge a dollar entry fee to the public gallery and give all entrants a sharp stick to poke the animals.

  86. John64

    Rice has a very peculiar partner relationship. She fell in love with her partner when he was a man. They married, they had two sons and then the partner transitioned to a woman. They are still together in this unique relationship.

    Compared to the domestic arrangements of Senator Pratt (ALP WA), Senator Rice is a boring old prude.

  87. cohenite

    He adds that ice-core samples from Antarctica have shown as recently 1173AD – the time of Francis of Assisi – marked the start in Australia of a 39-year drought.

    I haven’t heard of that one. This paper refers to a 22 year plus drought from 1500 – 1522 when no rain fell in Australia. The authors state that all the worst droughts in modern Australia occurred before 1900 and are correlated with IPO phase changes; that is, they’re natural.

    Do you have a link to the 1173 drought?

    In respect of sea level it is certain that about 23000 bya sea level was 135 meters below what it is today. By way of comparison about 6 million bya sea level was 100 meters above what it is today.

    The fact is the climate today is as good as it gets.

  88. Percy Popinjay

    Rice has a very peculiar partner relationship. She fell in love with her partner when he was a man. They married, they had two sons and then the partner transitioned to a woman. They are still together in this unique relationship

    Surprise! The “partner” in question is also an hysterical anti-scientific fact and evidence free batshit crazy gerbil worming obsessive (BIRM).

  89. Notafan:

    Salvation Army did some research on Melbourne CBD beggars .

    Up to $400 a day, some work six day weeks.

    Isn’t begging illegal?
    It needs to be before we end up with streets lined by mutilated children.

  90. Roger:

    I don’t think so because that would not be a proportionate response. UK law is quite careful to guard against over reach by the authorities and in that jurisdiction the inalienable right to freedom of religion – which includes the right to manifest one’s beliefs publicly – is enshrined in an Act of Parliament.

    Then you need to explain why Tommy Robinson is back in court for the same offence for which he has done solitary and been starved.

  91. Anyone who has lived or does live in the NT, please do this survey.

    I did it, and am hoping that NT girlies with perky tits are pleased with my intention to bring in Perky Tit Inspectors who have the power to disrobe the Perky Tit Girls.
    Either that, or have Perky Tit Meter Maids in every town over 1ooo inhabitants.

  92. bespoke

    Numberwang dos’t do crowds well, remember when he saw jets flying over thousands of people in Death Valley.

  93. Geriatric Mayfly

    They should charge a dollar entry fee to the public gallery and give all entrants a sharp stick to poke the animals.

    Can’t remember what it was to enter a tent at the Show, to see the Lady with the Beard, The Half Ape Half Woman or the Pygmy Girl Captured in Darkest Africa. But the Senate does offer many such diversions and a $1.00 a head seems to keeping abreast of inflation.

  94. notafan

    Isn’t begging illegal?

    Yes, but mostly not enforced

    here

  95. Black Ball

    Winston Smith, there will need to be an elimination process to weed out the less desirables. Will you chair this selection panel?

  96. C.L.

    Booers in Victoria to be reported to state-wide boo data-base:

    This is real:

    ABUSED referees will be able to report the incidents through an app under an Australia-first scheme to debut in Victoria next week.

    All first-year soccer referees will tap into technology to register attacks and track their mental and physical wellbeing.

    A smartphone app will allow referees to complete a post-match analysis of team and crowd behaviour.

    Football Victoria and Melbourne tech business RefLive have partnered to put the app in the hands of those who need it the most.

    Football Victoria spokesman Dieter Lehmann said the “number one priority’’ of the push was to protect and retain young refs in the sport.

    “A lot of codes suffer high attrition of young people that come into the sport and just cop abuse of their decisions,’’ he said.

    Information entered into the apps will be fed into a statewide data management system. It is expected to be rolled out to every soccer referee in the state if it helps curb attacks against officials.

  97. The Australian Senate has degenerated into a freak show.

    When it comes to freak shows, the senate can’t compete with Catallaxy.

  98. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    ABUSED referees will be able to report the incidents through an app under an Australia-first scheme to debut in Victoria next week.

    What a bunch of bald-headed flogs. They’re maintaining a list of enemies like terrorists, the ALP or Nixon.

  99. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    intending to transform public thinking on industrial relations, the Constitution, Indigenous affairs and climate change.

    Industrial relations is still firmly in the hands of unions, the constitution has been broken for at least 30 years, indigenous affairs are usually quite normal until activists get involved and climate change to be solved, if at all, only requires the adoption of nuclear power.

    Only the scientifically illiterate oppose nuclear power.

  100. Percy Popinjay

    Imbeciles on the loose, part eleventy gazillion and fifty seven point three recurring:

    A Gillard government cabinet minister and Gerrymander Jay Weatherdill will head a wide-ranging review of labore’s disastrous election loss.

    Needless to say, they will blame the aforementioned “disastrous election loss” on everything except the bleeding obvious.

    Intro via the Oz – and no, I neither know nor care who the erstwhile “cabinet minister is. The inclusion of Weatherdill, who won two elections courtesy of a convenient “malapportionment” of SA electorates, is telling enough.

  101. Nob

    Customers in Europe do not buy EVs. We pressed these cars into the market, and they’re not wanted.

    https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-evs-will-be-killed-by-hydrogen-cars-continental-executive/amp/

  102. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    As much as I criticise Morrison, the tax cuts are going to make him unassailable for a while, barring some scandal with a Cabinet Minister.

    A Gillard government cabinet minister and Gerrymander Jay Weatherdill will head a wide-ranging review of labore’s disastrous election loss.

    They’re going to spend six months learning to suck eggs.

  103. Percy Popinjay

    he saw jets flying over thousands of people in Death Valley…

    …while conveniently drowning out the sound of B52’s bombing Kampuchea.

  104. cohenite

    U.S. Sen. Cory Booker this week became the first candidate running for president to help asylum seekers walk across the U.S. border.

    New Jersey’s junior senator on Wednesday crossed into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to meet migrants trying to seek asylum in the United States.

    He and immigrant advocates returned with five women who had previously been deported to Mexico to wait for their applications to be processed. The women are fleeing domestic violence.

    I don’t know, until the right start treating the left for what they are and do they’re going to keep doing what they do.

  105. Old Lefty

    MatrixTransform
    #3097704, posted on July 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm
    Im not convinced that The Law will do anything like protecting

    Indeed. If in doubt, ask George Pell if they haven’t yet tried to have him bumped off Mokbel-style.

    The corkscrew stabber was silly enough to strike in Sydney. At least he got a sentence, if only a suspended one. In Yarragrad he would have got a medal.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    …while conveniently drowning out the sound of B52’s bombing Kampuchea.

    …….while conveniently drowning out the sound of B52’s bombing North Vietnamese bases and supply dumps, established in Kampuchea, in clear violation of Kampuchean neutrality.

  107. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The Lawyer X thing on Sky looks good. It even has Ron Iddles on it, apart from News Korp dickhead journos.

  108. cohenite

    Great photo of Malcolm Roberts in senate today with Pauline in front and mutant filth member janet rice behind him demonstrating her intelligence.

  109. Geriatric Mayfly

    In respect of sea level it is certain that about 23000 bya sea level was 135 meters below what it is today. By way of comparison about 6 million bya sea level was 100 meters above what it is today.

    Wonder if the signage hasn’t been quietly dismantled. Recall standing on a viewing platform at the tip of the Yorke Peninsula. The sea tens of metres below. A sign drew attention to a very obvious erosion scar in the cliff well above our heads, which indicated sea levels in prehistoric times. Roundabout the hundred metres difference which you mention. Calling Robyn Williams.

  110. Knuckle Dragger

    FWFNT, 4.50 pm;

    ‘like terrorists, the ALP or Nixon’

    We should all fear the return of Christine.

  111. Wonder if the signage hasn’t been quietly dismantled.

    Of course.
    It’s all part of the same dastardly plot, along with the wanton destruction of climate records, the plot to make homosexuality compulsory, and the cunning plan to import Musl**s to outbreed the population of Oz by the end of 2050.
    Remember folks, you read it here first……

  112. areff

    Nancy up (if no one else has noted her arrival)

  113. egg_

    Public opinion: $2m for Israel F.

    Pooves poofu valves a puckering.

  114. cohenite

    Oh, that’s right, the filth gargoyle janet rice is married to the transitioned climate expert fuckwit penny whetton. Someone up thread might have mentioned that already. I’d forgot.

  115. `

    And these people have a say in the government of our country…

    Oh, that’s right, the filth gargoyle janet rice is married to the transitioned climate expert fuckwit penny whetton. Someone up thread might have mentioned that already. I’d forgot.

    No wonder I fucking drink

  116. Steve trickler

    Dutch, escalates.



  117. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Dot is banned but an apostrophe is allowed! What a scandal!

    The apostrophe catastrophe.

  118. Bruce of Newcastle

    A Gillard government cabinet minister and Gerrymander Jay Weatherdill will head a wide-ranging review of labore’s disastrous election loss.

    Let me guess:
    “If only we went even harder on socialism and climate bedwetting we’d’ve gotten a landslide.”

  119. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/the-controversial-facebook-page-dividing-the-nation-sht-towns-of-australia/news-story/73a2c4f226d94926bf1ae7ef959cb241

    Nothing takes the gloss off travel as does going somewhere to work.

    These blokes are fuckwits having fun, and will probably get monetised by the magic of social media.

    IMO the fact is they are correct, if a little undiplomatic, if you go anywhere in Oz and be a casual observer and not a tourist; and limit yourself to the social effects of government policy (welfare state eg), economic downturn and the boredom of familiarity.

    They should go and do meals on wheels, men’s sheds, CWA and other acts of community spirit.

  120. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    anubis, why are you so coy? you are amongst friends, what you say won’t leave these halls.

    so tell us about the slaughterhouse back in ‘nam, don’t spare us the gory details!

  121. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    along with the wanton destruction of climate records

    Not a “conspiracy theory”*, BTW, actually happened.

    http://joannenova.com.au/2015/02/australian-bom-under-fire-questions-about-adjusted-temperatures-exploding-around-the-world/

    *I am surprised that rabid anti-American leftist Bob Bobby Bob Numbers would choose a term arguably crafted by the CIA.

  122. egg_

    California earthquake.
    Reports of turds rolling off footpaths in LA and San Francisco.

    Not to mention the dogsh1t!

  123. egg_

    If the electric car points are free of charge, does that mean you pay nothing or you get nothing?
    Or both?

    There’s gotta be a scam where you then use your freely recharged Tesla battery to power your house A/C or summut?

  124. MatrixTransform

    When it comes to freak shows, the senate can’t compete with Catallaxy.

    That’s fecking it … Numpty is going straight on the Boo-ing database

    this is why your impeccable timing at finding a rake is truly amazing.

    Its also why woke goes broke.

    You dumb arse woke-tards cannot fully grasp the idiocy of yr positions can you?

  125. Helen

    Winston, winston

    Perky Tit Girls.

    You know ALL NT girls have preky tits. Eventually your beer goggles will prove this.

  126. wivenhoe

    perky tits, too!

    after over twelve years living alone, I am almost tempted to ask what tits are, perky or not. but thankfully I still have memory to fall back on.

  127. Farmer Gez

    along with the wanton destruction of climate records

    Not a “conspiracy theory”*, BTW, actually happened.

    Perhaps Numbers could help explain why the BoM decided to adjust past records?
    It makes no sense to try to splice periodically, physically observed thermometer records with second by second digital recordings.
    Absurdly, by lowering past records, there should have been forecasts or records of frosts to match the new adjustments.
    Where are they Numbers?
    Has the freezing point been changed by conspiracy theorists?
    The whole ACORN project is idiotic in its inception and has produced abundant absurdities.

  128. Cohenite:

    The fact is the climate today is as good as it gets.

    It could be better with 1% CO2 levels – green the deserts!

  129. Mother Lode

    That’s what the left does…they politicise everything with the inevitable result that they destroy everything …look at Marvel, Star Wars and so on.

    This is so true. To make whatever they have seized into a political tool they must clear away the character that was not political.

    Making Mad Magazine a political they had to marginalise the chaotic shotgun humour. People who bought it for the humour therefore stopped buying it.

    The once venerable universities are now a joke. Hollywood keeps insulting the ticket buying public. People think the ABC is trusted only because everyone tells them that it is. They have no idea themselves.

    And the whole time the left thinks itself brilliant for capturing what used to be open to all.

    Vain, stupid and destructive. And they have absolutely no idea.

  130. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I have a very old MAD magazine which is still hilarious – it is the Special VIOLENCE Edition, Part II.

    Has a lot of the old lawyer and doctor jokes, some satire of Murder She Wrote, Cagney & Lacy and a great parody of an AT & T ad with Gorby and Reagan accidentally starting WW III.

  131. Tel

    Iranian oil tanker boarded by the UK marines near the Rock of Gibraltar.

    Not sure if they were in international waters … possibly yes … in which case it’s pretty darn close to piracy, or a declaration of war. Iran of course is in no position to retaliate … sit and suck it up I guess.

  132. Spider

    The indigenous physicist is back on The Drum discussing “indigenous science” in culturally safe space, of course.

    If they were that advanced they should have closed the gap years ago.

    The Fitz the pirate, of course, flogging his new book on Cook. Rewriting history.

  133. Some History

    So, MAD now bites the dust.

    Mad Magazine’s Glorious Anti-Smoking Campaign

    When Al Feldstein, the long-time editor of Mad magazine, died, in April, no one mentioned one of his major accomplishments: warning millions of impressionable boys and girls of the perils of smoking. Had the tobacco industry paid more attention, he might also have saved it billions of dollars a few decades down the road.
    In the early to mid-nineteen-sixties, both before and after the Surgeon General issued his famous report on the dangers of tobacco, Mad took on the industry more than any “respectable” magazine. Free from any dependency on advertising, Mad could be fearless, and it was. Its campaign of ridicule was unrelenting.
    The magazine attacked not just the tobacco giants but the folks on Madison Avenue who hawked the poisonous products—many of whom, it noted, were too smart to smoke themselves. Smokers weren’t spared either. (Who can forget Mad regular David Berg’s feature “Lighter Side of Smoking,” whose first panel showed a man looking out a window at night as a blizzard rages. “Gad, look at the miserable weather!” he declares. “Boy, nothing could make me go outdoors!” In the second panel, the man, eyes popping out, rummages frantically through a drawer in search of a smoke. In the third, he’s huddled grimly over the steering wheel driving to the store, his wipers and headlights fighting through the snow.)
    Fifty years later, many who read Mad devotedly still remember the anti-smoking crusade. The ads closely resembled the real ones that ran on television and in magazines. There was the one for “Marble Row” funeral directors, showing horses grazing in a graveyard. “You Get a Plot You Like,” it declared. Or the ad promising that “Likely Strife separates the men from the boys … but not from the doctors.” (“Smoking is a habit we’d like to get all you kids hooked on,” it continued. “Smoke Likely Strife—and you’ll discover one other thing: You’ll also be separated from your health!”)
    There were the ads that ever-adaptable advertisers had prepared in light of health warnings. One featured “Chesterfoggies” (for people already hooked); another suggested that the perils of smoking only made it sexier—“Winsom impresses good…Like smoking a cigarette should.” A third ad featured Adolf Hitler, another favorite Mad target (and, oddly enough, a virulent enemy of tobacco himself). “In the 30s and 40s we knocked off millions of people and filled countless cemeteries,” he declared. “That’s nothing! I want to talk about a really fantastic cemetery filler!” Another, featuring a man with a Tareyton-like black eye, read, “Us Cigarette-Makers will rather fight than quit.”

    RTWT

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/mad-magazines-glorious-anti-smoking-campaign

  134. Black Ball:

    Winston Smith, there will need to be an elimination process to weed out the less desirables. Will you chair this selection panel?

    I will accept this challenge on behalf of the Men Of Catallaxy.
    The elimination process will be hard and long, but I will rise to the challenge, believe me, I will bloody rise to the challenge.

  135. Overburdened

    https://youtu.be/ci15wxwva3Y

    My love to our American brothers and sisters.

    In fairness, my love to all the people I have met.

    In spite of the media reports, note that President Trump never once talks about his politics or achievements in office.

    IMO he is a patriot, and more than that a man that understands the heft of the decisions he makes.

  136. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Fitz the pirate, of course, flogging his new book on Cook. Rewriting history.

    Brimming from cover to cover with Primary Sources, footnotes and at least 20 pages of Bibliography and a cross referenced index at the end.

  137. Tel

    Ahh … I see the legal status of a ship seized in the Strait of Gibraltar is rather ambiguous.

    Ha, gosh, the Iranians would need to take up a piracy case with the EU! Imagine that. Iran could claim that Brexit date has already passed so Article 50 has already completed activation, therefore making it international waters. Could be a complete mess, but no danger of it being resolved any time soon.

  138. Ellie

    Oh dear lordy. Log on to the Cat for the first time today and the first thing I see are perky tits!

    Just sayin, but they look great under a MAGA tshirt.

  139. Spider

    The white indigenous scientist pontificating on The Drum about a black woman playing the live action part of the red haired Little Mermaid.

  140. areff

    they look great under a MAGA tshirt.

    Ellie’s Trump bumps

  141. Muddy

    Spider
    #3097885, posted on July 5, 2019 at 6:31 pm
    The indigenous physicist is back on The Drum discussing “indigenous science”

    Not too many realise (yet), but the vast majority of the world’s most famous scientists were First Nations People prior to being reincarnated, just as The Dreaming foretold. Someday that fact will be duly acknowledged (and compensated for).

  142. Mother Lode

    Perhaps Numbers could help explain why the BoM decided to adjust past records?

    Okay, this is going to sound nasty but it is honest.

    Does anyone really believe that any response by numbers will have any probative, speculative, fer cryin’ out loud even stylistic value, whatsoever?

    I honestly think the best part of him was left in Vietnam. What we have now is a twisted, hobbled, resentment filled, mean spirited, closed minded creature.

    With every trait he may have once had deliberately torn away and discarded there is now nothing left but a solitary zero-point of spite that possesses no dimension of humour, empathy, curiosity, wonder – nothing. Just a disembodied impulse to ill-will.

    The one concern is the damage he may have wrought on young and hope-filled minds.

    And the one solace is that, human development being what it is, that the kids will go through a stage of merciless mockery before they go through a stage of compassion that could comfortably encompass infinity.

    When they eventually feel sorry for him it will be as a retarded crank and not as a man deserving respect but for his misguidedness.

    Ummm…sorry. Was someone talking about AGW?

  143. Diogenes

    Tit Inspectors who have the power to disrobe the Perky Tit Girls.

    Just take a photo & run it through “Deep Nude”
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/27/deepfake_nudes_app_pulled/

  144. Herodotus

    With this story about Victorian referees being able to go the full retard on booers, not to mention the Folau affair, and the Goodes-bads before that, we have arrived at a crossroads where even the football culture has been marched through.

  145. Mother Lode

    How allegorical is this? I am in Orange drinking Old Fashioneds.

    The only thing that could add to this is if I was on Bourbon Street strung out on ice.

  146. Geriatric Mayfly

    Janet Rithe has been observed knitting in the Senate. Now I know. Willy Warmers for marginalised and oppressed wimminzes who have transitioned to “men.”

    Since the 20th century, willy warmers are usually made as novelties and joke gifts rather than to serve a functional purpose.[6] In 1939, while filming Gone with the Wind, Clark Gable received a present of a hand-knitted genitalia warmer from Carole Lombard.[7] In the 1950s Joan Crawford knitted a “cock sock” as a parting present for Porfirio Rubirosa.[8]
    Dawn Steel, while working as a merchandiser for Penthouse in the early 1970s, found hand-knitted “cock socks” in Frankfurt, and subsequently secured the rights to market “extra large” red, blue and white versions through the magazine.[9][10][11] By the early 1980s, the seaside resort Blackpool had willy warmers displayed alongside other merchandise in gift shops just outside the Pleasure Beach, where they were seen as reflecting the limit of sexually suggestive material which was considered permissible to display publicly.[12] It was claimed in 1991 that Charles, Prince of Wales, received a green knitted warmer one Christmas, which was stored with other unusual gifts in the cellar at Highgrove House.[1]

    Wiki.

  147. Wivenhoe:

    after over twelve years living alone, I am almost tempted to ask what tits are, perky or not. but thankfully I still have memory to fall back on.

    I’m sure there are pictures of them on the intarwebs – let me check for you…



    Hy yes! Yes there are!
    Enjoy!

  148. areff

    Ellie’s

    presidential paps
    Donald’s dairy pillows
    Commander in chief’s chesticles
    Oval Office orbs
    Pennsylvania Avenue pumpkins
    Washington whoppers
    Trump tordedoes
    The Donald’s dirigibles

    Keep thinking there’s more, but they’re just out of reach

  149. Herodotus

    In Orange drinking old fashioneds sounds great; location (pretty and pretty cold most of winter) and an old fashioned sort of town, lovely. Also pretty vibrant these days. Good place to Escape To The Country.

  150. Muddy

    zyconoclast
    #3097908, posted on July 5, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks for that, Zyconoclast.

  151. Infidel Tiger

    Just watching the American Cornhole League on ESPN.

    Very different to what I thought it was going to be.

  152. wivenhoe

    I’m sure there are pictures of them on the intarwebs – let me check for you…

    laughing, laughing and laughing some more. Thanks, Winston, best laugh I have had in weeks.

  153. Black Ball

    Fuck this, imbibe in a few beers too many watching Collingwood shortly. Have a suspicious attitude regarding the greatest club in the world, Liverpool and Real Madrid included. Hawthorn to upset us.

  154. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Could the Deep Nude article writer virtue signal any harder?

  155. zyconoclast

    Christian University Caves in to the LGBTQ Crowd

    You don’t win battles when there is an abundance of white flags in your arsenal. Christian universities haven’t grasped that concept. One after the other, Christian schools have hoisted the white flag of surrender regarding their practices, policies, and precepts. That’s called apostasy.

    Last month, California passed a resolution calling on religious leaders to affirm homosexuality and “transgenderism” and to accept that Christian efforts to help people with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion are “ineffective, unethical and harmful.” Eager to please, Dr. Kevin Mannoia, Azusa Pacific University (APU) chaplain and the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals, kissed the LGBTQ ring and genuflected under the rainbow flag by “directing pastors and counselors to reject biblical views of sexuality and deny counseling for those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion.”

    And another white flag went up.

    Earlier, Azusa had shamefully lowered the banner of Calvary and raised another white flag of surrender after hoisting the rainbow flag of perversion. (Last week I did a national radio show dealing with homosexuality and perversion and the host said, “It’s been 30 years since I’ve heard perversion and homosexual used in the same sentence.”)

    Azusa Pacific University “specifically removed language that barred LGBTQ relationships as part of a standing ban on pre-marital sex” from its student handbook, according to media reports. That is the third time the Christian university changed its position on “gay” relationships.

    Moreover, the Christian school with Christian professors, Christian staff, and meeting in buildings built by Christian donors will now accept non-Christian students. Most Christian schools require potential students to sign a clear statement that they are active Christians.

  156. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Piece of trivia for the day – it seems Joe Stalin’s favorite reading were the “Tarzan” novels.

  157. Muddy

    Australia is wreaking devastation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Whatever the policy–from protection to assimilation, self-determination to intervention, reconciliation to recognition–government has done little to improve the quality of life of Indigenous people. In far too many instances, interaction with governments has only made Indigenous lives worse.

    Despite this, many Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders and commentators still believe that working with the state is the only viable option. The result is constant churn and reinvention in Indigenous affairs, as politicians battle over the ‘right’ approach to solving Indigenous problems.

    The Colonial Fantasy considers why Australia persists in the face of such obvious failure. It argues that white Australia can’t solve black problems because white Australia is the problem. Australia has resisted the one thing that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want, and the one thing that has made a difference elsewhere: the ability to control and manage their own lives. It calls for a radical restructuring of the relationship between black and white Australia.

    ‘Sarah Maddison asks hard questions about whether the promise of Australia can deliver for all. Like all great arguments she has made me question my own beliefs.’ – Stan Grant, author of Talking to My Country.

  158. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Good lord, how about equal treatment?

    Self-determination and assimilation are generally good ideas for everyone.

  159. Muddy

    Sarah Maddison is Professor of Politics at the University of Melbourne, co-director of the Indigenous-Settler Relations Collaboration. She is author of Black Politics and Beyond White Guilt.

    These people are social and cultural arsonists.

  160. Diogenes

    Piece of trivia for the day – it seems Joe Stalin’s favorite reading were the “Tarzan” novels.

    IIRC correctly the correct answer to a trivial pursuit question was that the tooth brush moustached Austrian Corporal’s favourite movie was King Kong – go figure (unless he saw himself as the Ape)

  161. Tintarella di Luna

    winsotnOh

    Hy yes! Yes there are!
    Enjoy!

    Oh Winston you are naughty — I found this pair

  162. Muddy

    The ISRC is a multi-disciplinary research unit devoted to exploring the challenges that lie at the heart of relations between Indigenous and settler Australians. In the wake of government rejection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart (270kb pdf), the ISRC looks to expand public and official understanding of these challenges, and explore what might inform, shape and give life to more just relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

    While the ISRC looks to explore all angles and perspectives on Indigenous Settler Relations, we are currently guided by three research priorities:

    Indigenous Futures
    Treaty
    Economic Sovereignty

  163. Muddy

    WARNING: Chunky quote ahead.

    In an extract from her book, Sarah Maddison argues that the Australian democratic ideal does little to improve Indigenous lives

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    Things are getting worse, not better for most Indigenous Australians, and 2017 was “particularly dismal” for Indigenous peoples’ rights.
    Things are getting worse, not better for most Indigenous Australians, and 2017 was “particularly dismal” for Indigenous peoples’ rights. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/EPA

    The relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the rest of Australia is broken.

    The system is not working. It has never worked for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Yet despite incontrovertible evidence of failure, the nation persists in governing the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in ways that are damaging and harmful, firm in its belief that with the right policy approach, the right funding arrangements, the right set of sanctions and incentives, Indigenous lives will somehow improve.

    This is what I call the colonial fantasy.
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    At the heart of the colonial fantasy lies the belief that colonialism is already over, ended perhaps at federation, or with the 1967 referendum, or perhaps the 2008 apology – but definitely over now. What reveals this as fantasy is the survival and resistance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, a constant reminder of the fact that settler society has been imposed on Indigenous lives and territories.

    Indigenous people see the anxiety this causes for non-Indigenous people, as Waanyi and Jaru medical anthropologist Gregory Phillips points out, “White Australia’s biggest fear and justification for denying Aboriginal prior ownership and brilliance is not only because they are jealous of it, and cannot comprehend it, but because they fear this land won’t ever be their true spiritual home – that we might tell them to go back to Europe.”
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    Progressive Australians – those who seek to reform and improve society rather than protecting the status quo – desperately want their position as an occupying power to be resolved. One way to achieve this would be to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoy the status and quality of life enjoyed by most Australians.

    Like many others, I have spent years believing that with the right attitudes and policies Indigenous people might one day accept us as colleagues, allies, friends and family, with a legitimate place on their land. Like many others, I believed that Australian democracy was fundamentally benign and benevolent, and that the problem lay with ideological approaches and policy settings that could be contested and corrected as part of the normal business of electoral politics. I bolstered this belief with the view that once the policy settings were right, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples would be able to thrive as equal citizens with other Australians.

    This set of beliefs blinds us to the obvious lack of evidence for this position. Or more accurately, perhaps, what blinds us is that part of the colonial fantasy that believes colonialism is almost complete, that the coloniser will (one day soon!) cease to be an invading force and that all peoples living on these stolen territories will share in the nation’s riches and rewards.
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    However, seemingly progressive policies, which produce moments of hope – the 1967 referendum, the Mabo court case on land rights in 1992, the bridge walks in 2000, prime minister Kevin Rudd’s 2008 apology to the Stolen Generations – do little to change the relationship or transform Indigenous lives. Although each of these initiatives was a genuine expression of the hope felt by progressive Australians that the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and others in Australia might be improved, this hope is always trounced by the underlying desire for colonialism itself to be completed. Something far more radical is required.

    Things are getting worse, not better. The age-old Western belief in the inexhaustible march towards progress leads many to assume that we are making progress on Indigenous poverty and disadvantage, child removal, dispossession and recognition. And yet, 2017 (the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum), was, in fact, a year that the Australian director of Human Rights Watch, Elaine Pearson, described as “particularly dismal” for Indigenous peoples’ rights.

    That there is deep pain and much suffering in many Indigenous communities in Australia goes almost without saying. The successes of a burgeoning Indigenous middle class do not obscure the fact that for the majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, government policies and programs have made little positive difference to their quality of life. Over many decades, Australian government policies in the Indigenous affairs domain have been marked by two things: constant churn and reinvention; and constant resistance to the one thing that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want, indeed the one thing that has made a difference elsewhere – the ability to control and manage their own lives.

    One of the great fantasies of colonialism, still alive in the Indigenous affairs bureaucracies of the world, is the idea that ‘we know what’s best for you’. But we don’t.
    Stephen Cornell

    Bunuba woman and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner, June Oscar makes this point, “Since the arrival of the British on our shores in 1788, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have consistently called for greater control over our destinies, for the ability to live freely and equally, and for greater recognition of our rights as the First Peoples of this land. This has remained an unresolved source of pain for our people. Today, nearly 230 years later, too many of our peoples are still not able to feel at home in the place we call our own … So long as we fail to address this question as a nation, so long as we suppress the desires of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for a greater say – the policies, the programs directed at us will flounder.”
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    International evidence confirms that Indigenous communities begin their revival at the point where they acquire the sort of territorial autonomy that enables them to control their own affairs in areas such as health, education and economic development. Evidence gathered over decades by the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is now incontrovertible. While the process of rebuilding Native Nations in the US has been slow and uneven, where these nations have regained genuine control over the systems that matter most in their lives – particularly health, education, and law and justice – a steady turnaround in both economic development and community wellbeing is evident.

    Stephen Cornell from the Native Nations Institute argues that in the United States, self-determination has been the only overarching policy that has shown “sustained evidence of actually improving the condition of Native peoples”, precisely because self-determination has put “substantive decision-making power in Aboriginal hands”.

    Drawing on decades of research on the resurgence and success of Native Nations, he argues that three important things happen when Indigenous peoples gain power over their own affairs. “First, bureaucratic priorities are replaced by Indigenous priorities, thereby gaining Indigenous support for initiatives and programs. Second, decisions begin to reflect local knowledge and concerns. One of the great fantasies of colonialism, still alive in the Indigenous affairs bureaucracies of the world, is the idea that ‘we know what’s best for you’. But we don’t. And the third thing that happens is that decisions get linked to consequences. When Indigenous peoples themselves are in charge, they pay the price for bad decisions and reap the rewards of good ones. Jurisdiction, in other words, creates accountability.”
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    In Australia, however, Indigenous affairs policy has gone in exactly the opposite direction, continuing to exert ever more heavy-handed controls over Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities despite all evidence that this approach is failing miserably.

    At the same time, many First Nations in Australia are taking back control, turning away from the state as a solution to their challenges and doing more and more for themselves. Look at the Yawuru in Broome, the Ngarrindjeri in South Australia, the Yorta Yorta in Victoria. The successes of rebuilding Indigenous nations are becoming evident here as well, and yet Australian governments resist supporting these successes at every turn.

    The endless renovation and relentless paternalism of Australian Indigenous policy has always been justified as a response to the so-called “Aboriginal problem”, which – it was assumed – could only be solved by the exercise of settler colonial authority.

    In a lecture in 2000, Yawuru man, and now federal senator, Patrick Dodson argued that for all governments, at all stages in Australia’s post-invasion history, policy has been about “their solutions to us as the problem”: “The problem of our being here. The problem of our disposal! The problem of our assimilation! And the problem of having us appreciative of all that governments have done ‘for our own good’.”

    There can be little doubt that Australia does indeed have a problem with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Judging by the heat and volume of public debate, the endless moral panic, and the constant readjustment to policy settings, it is a very big problem indeed. But the problem Australia thinks it has is not the real problem at all.

    This is an edited extract from The Colonial Fantasy by Sarah Maddison, (Allen & Unwin,$34.99)

  164. Muddy

    Not so chunky quote:

    How can Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples assume a more respected and influential public voice in Australia’s social and political life?

    The collaboration examines the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are able to speak and be heard in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as individuals and communities, must navigate Australia’s turbulent history of repeatedly creating and disbanding representative bodies to influence policy and government, as well as frequent negative representations of Indigenous life in the media and popular culture. We explore efforts to amplify the public voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and seek to better understand the transformative potential of this voice upon Australia’s social and political life.

    How can structural reform in the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Australian state and its peoples be achieved?

    The collaboration examines possibilities for structural transformation. The Uluru Statement makes it clear that urgent structural reform is needed to reshape current relations between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the Australian state, its peoples and institutions. Our research on this issue explores the challenges and possibilities of treaties and other forms of agreement-making in Australia, and seeks to theorise new possibilities for structural transformation.

    How might an enriched understanding of our shared and contested histories shape contemporary Indigenous-settler relations?

    Many truths about Australia’s history remain hidden. There is a belief and faith – articulated in the Uluru Statement and elsewhere – that uncovering the truths of this history will have a transformative effect on Indigenous-settler relations. Decades of effort have gone into educating non-Indigenous people about Australia’s colonial past, but there is little evidence that this work has produced the broad-based political will for change that might once have been imagined. The collaboration adopts multiple disciplinary perspectives to understand the ways in which truth-telling and history might successfully inform the transformation of Indigenous-settler relations, and to better understand the reasons why it has failed to do so to date.

  165. Eyrie

    “When it comes to freak shows, the senate can’t compete with Catallaxy.”
    Well we do have some git banging on endlessly about what happened to him 50 years ago.

  166. Some History

    Spider
    #3097885, posted on July 5, 2019 at 6:31 pm
    The indigenous physicist is back on The Drum discussing “indigenous science”
    Not too many realise (yet), but the vast majority of the world’s most famous scientists were First Nations People prior to being reincarnated, just as The Dreaming foretold. Someday that fact will be duly acknowledged (and compensated for).

    There was an Indigenous Astrophysicist (this was the title appearing on the screen) on Q&A a few weeks back, continuing a long tradition of astrophysics amongst the indigenous.

  167. Pete of Perth

    Today I learnt a new phrase.. culturally significant person.. uttered from my leftie work mate in reference to himself and others of similar occupation. Scientists, musicians, artists etc. No mention of cleaners. Topic of discussion was him applying for his Ozzy citizenship in the early nineties.

  168. Eyrie

    “In an extract from her book, Sarah Maddison argues that the Australian democratic ideal does little to improve Indigenous lives”

    Here’s the clue lady, government doesn’t so anything to improve anybody’s lives. It is just a dead weight taking the results of your efforts with threats of violence.

  169. Notafan

    Shorter Aborigine

    Give us more money.

    And I’m so so sorry but crapping on about colonialists when you a 1/64th aboriginal by heritage and look like zero aboriginal by DNA is laughable.

    And I know people with a greater percentage of aboriginal heritage who think these claims are utter rubbish.

  170. Geriatric Mayfly

    Economic Sovereignty

    From wealth generated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders themselves, no doubt.

  171. egg_

    winsotnOh

    Hy yes! Yes there are!
    Enjoy!

    Oh Winston you are naughty — I found this pair

    A Tit in the hand is worth two in the bush?

  172. None

    At the Oz:

    Green-left Vatican officials and the radical right-wing Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro are on a collision course over the Church’s controversial Pan-Amazon Synod, to be held in Rome in October.

    The working document for the synod, Amazonia: new paths for the church and for an integral ecology, has also sparked ructions within the Catholic fold, with German cardinal Walter Brandmüller describing it “heretical” and an “apostasy”, which means a repudiation of the Christian faith’’.

    In a written critique this week, Cardinal Brandmüller, 90, said the document smacked of a “pantheistic idolatry of nature’’. He called on bishops and others who will attend the synod to reject it “with all decisiveness’’.

    “One finds a very positive assessment of natural religions, including indigenous healing practices, even mythic-religious practices and cult forms,’’ Cardinal Brandmüller wrote. “In the context of the call for harmony with nature, for example, there is even talk about ‘dialogue with the spirits’.’’

    The working paper emphasises the importance of ecology and indigenous spirituality in the Amazon Basin, whose inhabitants “live in communion with the soil, water, trees, animals, and with day and night … Ecological conversion means embracing the mystically-interconnected and interdependent nature of all creation.’’ It also condemns the “neocolonialism of extractive industries’’, infrastructure projects that damage biodiversity and the imposition of cultural and economic models which are alien to the lives of local people.

    President Bolsonaro complained this week: “They want to rob us of the Amazon’’.

    His government’s National Security adviser, General Augusto Heleno, has expressed concern that the Synod “is going to interfere in our sovereignty … it’s worrying and we want to neutralise it.”

    Pope Francis holds one end of a tapestry during a meeting with indigenous groups from the Peruvian Amazon at a coliseum in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru. Picture: AP
    Pope Francis holds one end of a tapestry during a meeting with indigenous groups from the Peruvian Amazon at a coliseum in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru. Picture: AP
    General Heleno said Brazil knew what it had to do. “We know how to do sustainable development, to stop deforestation,’’ he said. “We are the country with the lowest deforestation in the world.”

    The credibility of that claim was challenged a few days ago, however, by BBC and CNN reports and footage claiming that an area of Amazon forest equivalent to the area of a football pitch was being hacked down every minute.

    In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Colombian researchers feared that much of their country’s portion of the Amazon jungle was also in danger. Brazil lost about 10 per cent of its Amazon forest cover from 2001 to 2017, before the Bolsonaro government was elected.

    In his critique, Cardinal Brandmüller asked: “What do ecology, economy, and politics have to do with the mandate and mission of the Church? More importantly: what professional expertise authorises an ecclesial synod of bishops to express itself on such topics?’’

    He said the synod was encroaching “into the purely secular affairs of the Brazilian state and society’’.

    Cardinal Brandmüller also questioned the need for a synod focused on a region of two million people, about the population of Perth, claiming it was “cause for suspicion concerning the true intentions”.

    The reasons, conservative and progressive Vatican watchers agree, probably relate to proposals on the Synod agenda that could serve as pointers to changes in the wider church.

    These include the proposal to elderly married men to make up for the shortage of priests in the Amazon region, which has left many Catholics deprived of Mass for long periods.

    The document also discusses potential ministerial roles for women. This week, a private pre-synod “Study Meeting in Rome’’ attended by influential German Cardinal Walter Kasper and the Church’s secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, an important Vatican official, issued a report noting “the indispensable mission that women have is evident’’.

    “We propose that their leadership be recognised, promoting various ministerial forms of exercising service and authority, and in particular, that reflection on the female diaconate be taken up again,’’ the report said.

  173. Black Ball

    Thanks Muddy for your work. So self determination is still overseen by the white patriarchy? If so, Mr Grant can forfeit any upcoming opportunities for commercial success to ensure the bruzz cuzz can share his success? The sooner Aboriginal people can see that the Government is a yoke on their progress, the better we will be.

  174. Perth Trader

    Trump at 46.45….’we are all made from the same all mighty GOD’…….is that speech legal in Aust.?

  175. Tintarella di Luna

    Did anyone see the performance on Sky of the Greens Senator from Western Australia Senator Jordan Steele-John? What a vulgar individual. Mouth like a lamprey and what comes out of it utter garbage.

  176. Makka
    #3097761, posted on July 5, 2019 at 2:48 pm
    I see the ALPBC couch crew twitterring all a flutter about Ivanka’s presence at the G20. I don’t know what possessed her to even chat with those fking morons ; that boy idiot Justin from Canada, the old useless crones May and parasite Lagarde and then the pip squeak in platform shoes Macron. Added from up their IQ would be less than 50% of Ivanka’s.

    They invited her, to speak on women in corporations, or somesuch.
    That’s my understanding.

  177. Tintarella di Luna

    A Tit in the hand is worth two in the bush?

    egg so you’re a bird watcher too? great scott catallaxy is an eclectic mix indeed.

  178. egg_

    you’re a bird watcher too?

    I could watch a pair of Tits for hours.

  179. Geriatric Mayfly

    There was an Indigenous Astrophysicist (this was the title appearing on the screen) on Q&A a few weeks back, continuing a long tradition of astrophysics amongst the indigenous.

    A good one is visible by day, and consequently an event not to be forgotten; the last in the 11th Century.
    Over 60,000 years there must have been super nova events, maybe even in our own galaxy. Since oral history is such an unfailing source of events past, one would think the astrophysicists of yore would have passed down their observations

  180. Tintarella di Luna

    Tintarella! A most spectacular pair! Very very nice.

    Hmmmm yes, would I were so lucky! 😉

  181. egg_

    w0gbrat

    Catictionary entry:
    Aspirational first generation Aussie of ethnic peasant origin – female counterpart: W0g Princess.

  182. Tintarella di Luna

    I could watch a pair of Tits for hours.

    egg, of which league are you a member: Gould or Oogle – asking for a friend

  183. Some History

    you’re a bird watcher too?
    I could watch a pair of Tits for hours.

    There you go:

    https://imgur.com/8mUswLL

    See in a few hours. 🙂

  184. Ellie

    I could watch a pair of Tits for hours.

    But you can’t count, egg. Come early to the Q&A thread and pick a number. You have to be quick because mh is like minded.

  185. What we have now is a twisted, hobbled, resentment filled, mean spirited, closed minded creature.

    Projection- best summary of what appears daily and routinely here.
    Twisted – yep – chockablock full of loony conspiracy theories and miserable rants.
    Hobbled – sure thing – tied to a binary view of the world, where no capacity to analyse beyond Right/Left; Goodies/Baddies and pseudo-macho intimidation/tolerance and compassion is evident.
    Closed minded – absolutely- no evidence of any ability to engage any topic without reference to the Catallaxy politically correct viewpoint.

    Occasionally, there are spasms of clarity, but they are few and far between.
    Catallaxy – where the 5% of Harpics resident in all populations, emerges to simper and scold.

  186. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What do you care None if you’re not a Catholic Christian?

    What denomination do you belong to? Are you simply a non-denominational Christian?

    Christian eschatology has been sanitised. The mystical experiences of some of the saints infer a much more interesting eschatology that is “sold” to the public.

  187. Some History

    Arrr

    See you in a few hours. 🙂

  188. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Numbers

    I do not engage with you because you are sadly a mentally damaged individual I feel deeply sorry for but I can back up pretty much most assertions I make.

    You’re just a spineless slanderer.

  189. Muddy

    Black Ball
    #3097946, posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    The things is, Black Ball, there is no such thing as ‘Black Australia.’
    Just as there is no such thing as ‘White Australia.’
    If there was a generic, homogenous ‘Black Australia,’ they would have realised by now that their so-called ‘leaders’ over the past few decades (at least), have done nothing at all for those they have claimed to represent.
    I’d suggest that the last thing people such as this parasite (the author wotserface) want, is for indigenous Australia to gain a ‘voice,’ because that voice might just call for retribution against those who have enriched and benefited only themselves; assuaging a deep shame, perhaps, that they are not worthy to call themselves descendants of long and rich – though imperfect as all cultures are – traditions. I cannot lay claim to having travelled back in time, but if I could, I would not be surprised if ancient warriors requested to return with me to crush the skulls of those who today grant themselves the same title.

  190. areff

    I could watch a pair of Tits for hours.

    Especially the Trump-breasted ellie bird

  191. Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden: ‘Military parade is third-world bulls–t’

    There’s a fair chance this bloke knows what he’s talking about.

  192. egg_

    which league are you a member: Gould or Oogle – asking for a friend

    The spatchcock pheasant oglers order.

  193. egg_

    you’re a bird watcher too?
    I could watch a pair of Tits for hours.

    There you go:

    https://imgur.com/8mUswLL

    See in a few hours. 🙂

    I have to pump up my tyres first:

  194. Roger

    What do you care None if you’re not a Catholic Christian?

    Quite so; what does the Roman Catholic Church account for in the larger scheme of things?

  195. egg_

    Come early to the Q&A thread

    I prefer to arrive late.

  196. Cassie of Sydney

    “I do not engage with you because you are sadly a mentally damaged individual I feel deeply sorry for but I can back up pretty much most assertions I make.”

    Don’t feel sorry for the Joooo hating fascist….he is a morally repugnant individual.

  197. John Constantine

    Highlights:
    • Impression enters a supply agreement for Dronabinol to use in the clinical trial for Sleep Apnoea
    • The supply agreement is a necessary precursor to the imminent commencement of the clinical
    trial for Impression’s own unique Dronabinol-based formulation designed to assess its use in the
    treatment of Sleep Apnoea
    • A portion of the Dronabinol capsules will be retained for sale under the Special Access Scheme for
    loss of appetite in people with HIV/AIDS and nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
    through Cannvalate’s extensive distribution network
    • IHL and its partners have applied for an import permit from the Office of Drug control (‘ODC’) for
    its first batch of Dronabinol product
    • 4% of men and women in Australia (approximately 1M people) have symptomatic Obstructive
    Sleep Apnoea; potentially increasing due to an ageing population and rising obesity
    • The global Sleep Apnoea devices market was valued at US$5.5B in 2017. The CPAP medical device
    is considered the first line of defence against Sleep Apnoea; however, patient adherence has been
    a major factor limiting the efficacy of CPAP treatment due to severe patient discomfort and lack of
    convenience.
    Impression Healthcare Limited (‘Impression’, ‘IHL’ or the ‘Company’) is pleased to announce that it has

  198. Ellie

    I have to pump up my tyres first:

    And here I am trying so hard to behave.

  199. jo

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3097929, posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    this pair

    They must be cold. They’re blue.

  200. Ellie

    I prefer to arrive late.

    As you did on Monday night. Most disappointing.

  201. Lilliana

    Economic Sovereignty

    How about you work for your money like everybody else?

  202. cohenite

    Another US vagina soccer player announces it will not go meet Trump; things it says:

    I refuse to respect a man who warrants no respect.

    More importantly, president Obama had tweeted us and I like that

  203. John Constantine

    About Dronabinol
    Dronabinol was the first ever cannabinoid medicine permitted for patient use by the United States FDA
    (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States and a synthetic Dronabinol has been marketed under
    the trade name Marinol® since in 1986. Dronabinol, in its encapsulated final form is considered a Schedule
    III drug by the United States DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency). Any patents over Marinol have since
    expired. Abbvie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV), which is a recognised as a top-10 global pharmaceutical company by
    revenue, currently markets Marinol®.
    Traditional uses of Dronabinol are for loss of appetite in people with HIV/AIDS and nausea and vomiting
    caused by chemotherapy. However, more recently, published studies have demonstrated that Dronabinol
    alone significantly improved Sleep Apnoea, as measured by the Apnoea Hypopnea Index

    A synthetic copy of the marijuana compound.

    Been a lot of needless human suffering due to all the lost time due to superstition around a plant.

    Imagine the uproar when simple coca tea is mentioned.

    Everything you learned about marijuana at university may be wrong.

  204. Rockdoctor

    WTF. Just saw a PUP ad on Nat Geo chanel while getting my dose of Air Crash Investigation…

  205. cohenite

    One of Farage’s team, an old battle-axe, gives the eurotrash a serve about Brexit:

  206. egg_

    On a side note, many people know that the C-130 was landed and launched from a carrier during trials but how about the U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane?

    Interesting to see a F-104 Starfighter variant on a carrier deck.

  207. Muddy

    Is a Sarah Sea Patrol a STOVL, and could it take off from a carrier?

  208. Bruce of Newcastle

    Another US vagina soccer player announces it will not go meet Trump

    One of these players?

    The Ugly Americans of soccer (4 July)

    Somewhere in France today, a group of ugly American female soccer players are sipping tea from imaginary cups to mock a polite society they make no efforts to understand or respect. The Americans are loud and ostentatious. They are ugly Americans personified.

    They’ve certainly behaved like boorish idiots. Grinding the Thai’s face in a 13-0 loss. Diving all over the place like gannets and stealing games with the penalties. As ambassadors they make great advertisements for netball.

  209. Steve trickler

    I dedicate this to all trolls on the CAT. You useless bastards.



  210. Tel

    Grinding the Thai’s face in a 13-0 loss.

    I’m surprised Thai women don’t do better at soccer, they have the legs for it.

  211. Infidel Tiger

    Why do they say “women’s soccer”?

    Is there a male version???

  212. Tintarella di Luna

    The moderators at the Oz tonight must be Green-leftists every comment I’ve had rejected is a critical of the Greens — none is profane, untrue or off-topic yet it gets canned – makes me laugh

  213. Muddy:
    Are you trying to tell us that the tearful apology for shit we didn’t do, meant nothing?
    Aboriginal kids still got their brekky the next day from the roadhouse hot box?
    If they were bloody lucky, that is.
    Well, bugger. That shot that particular bit of guilt theatre down in flames, dinnit?

  214. Egg:
    So you’d have a jolly good look at Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple breasted whore from Eroticon Six?

    I’m trying to set the tone for the night, and I’m in favour of letting the girls play too. Even if it is Friday Night from the Blokes Dungeon.
    Tinta and Gab – here are your costumes.
    Brief aren’t they?
    And there wouldn’t be much more than ten grams of silk in them.

  215. mh

    w0gbrat

    Catictionary entry:
    Aspirational first generation Aussie of ethnic peasant origin – female counterpart: W0g Princess.

    Gets my ✔️ of approval.

  216. cohenite

    Triple breasted lady from Total Recall:

  217. Muddy

    mh
    #3098025, posted on July 5, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Do I credit that to you, mh?

  218. Is a Sarah Sea Patrol a STOVL, and could it take off from a carrier?

    It needs Skywhale and 20 meteorological balloons just to get lift

  219. mh

    Muddy, the problem with w0gbrat is I have to substitute the o for a 0 to get past the Cat censor, so it may not catch on.

    Therefore Egg can take credit.

  220. max

    Christian eschatology has been sanitised.

    Expand, please, Frank.

  221. Muddy

    [email protected] mh. D#ly r3c0rd3d.
    T!s @ [email protected]@rd w3 [email protected])t #s3 v)w3ells n)w th)#gh.

  222. Steve trickler

    Big Boy!

    Fantastic footage.



  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Are you trying to tell us that the tearful apology for shit we didn’t do, meant nothing?
    Aboriginal kids still got their brekky the next day from the roadhouse hot box?
    If they were bloody lucky, that is.
    Well, bugger. That shot that particular bit of guilt theatre down in flames, dinnit?

    “Reconciliation” in this country is a wonderful example of shifting goalposts, and an exercise in “white guilt” and flagellation. Everything was lovely in the Garden of Eden before evil debbil debbil white fella arrived.

  224. twostix

    Global womens soccer is suddenly a thing.

    Who decided that.

    When we can reliably answer then non-leftists will stop losing.

  225. Muddy

    History is an anvil on which to hammer those you envy. The problem is that we gave the hammer to a child because we thought they could do no harm; the child glued the hammer to their hand and now will not part with it without a struggle.

  226. areff

    Global womens soccer is suddenly a thing.

    Only girlmen and femboys play that ridiculous sport. The testosterone cases are beating each other to a pulp outside. Great book: Among The Thugs

  227. Bruce in WA

    A Tit in the hand is worth two in the bush?

    One in Kate Bush is worth two in the hand??

  228. Bruce in WA

    Someone upstream was talking about the new Beretta 9mm.

    One of the very best firearms I’ve ever owned was the Beretta Model 76.

    Only .22RF but smooth as silk, deadly accurate, and I never had one misfire.

    Broke my heart when I was forced to sell it.

  229. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    MPD/DID turns out to be bullshit made up by manipulative people who want zero accountability:

    https://www.npr.org/2011/10/20/141514464/real-sybil-admits-multiple-personalities-were-fake

  230. hzhousewife

    One of Farage’s team, an old battle-axe, gives the eurotrash a serve about Brexit:

    Thanks for that link, I have been a big Ann Widdicombe fan for some time. Didn’t know she’d come out of retirement to stand for Brexit and is now an MEP, so pleased!

  231. MatrixTransform

    2 Rangers beats one de Goey

  232. cohenite

    Bruce in WA

    #3098046, posted on July 5, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Someone upstream was talking about the new Beretta 9mm.

    One of the very best firearms I’ve ever owned was the Beretta Model 76.

    Only .22RF but smooth as silk, deadly accurate, and I never had one misfire.

    Broke my heart when I was forced to sell it.

    Why were you forced?

    This is my Beretta. Easy to maintain and disassemble. Ambidextrous safety and external hammer.

  233. Ellie

    Carpe, how is your dose of nan flu? Poor darling. Sob.

  234. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    LOL

    Feminism isn’t about equality.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_Rights_Amendment#1960s

    At the Democratic National Convention in 1960, a proposal to endorse the ERA was rejected after it met explicit opposition from liberal groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the AFL–CIO, labor unions such as the American Federation of Teachers, Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), the American Nurses Association, the Women’s Division of the Methodist Church, and the National Councils of Jewish, Catholic, and Negro Women.[33] The losing side then demanded that presidential candidate John F. Kennedy announce his support of the ERA; he did so in an October 21, 1960, letter to the chairman of the National Woman’s Party.[34] When Kennedy was elected, he made Esther Peterson the highest-ranking woman in his administration as an Assistant Secretary of Labor. Peterson publicly opposed the Equal Rights Amendment based on her belief that it would weaken protective labor legislation.[35] Peterson referred to the National Woman’s Party members, most of them veteran suffragists and preferred the “specific bills for specific ills” approach to equal rights.[35] Ultimately, Kennedy’s ties to labor unions meant that he and his administration did not support the ERA.[36]

    Another funny thing was how the MRAs in the US successfully argued that the (male-only) draft is unconstitutional after the feminists previously argued that military service could not be denied to women.

  235. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Test

    MRA

  236. Sinclair Davidson

    No mocking Ellie.

    Last time MrsD scoffed that I “just” had the man-flu I ended up at the doctor and on serious medication.

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