Open Forum: July 27, 2019

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  1. johanna

    All bad behaviour by Aborigines is whitey’s fault number eleventy gazillion:

    She told the special commission of inquiry that there had been a devastating impact linked to mortuary delays in Newcastle on her clients.

    “For any death, especially at home, they send them away for an autopsy … it all goes to Newcastle now,” Ms King said.

    She said the wait for burials was four to six weeks, prolonging what is known as Sorry Business, when families grieve before burying their dead.

    As a result, she said grief-stricken clients were turning to alcohol and drugs — most often ice.

    “I have had clients tell me they ‘really hit the gear hard’ over that time … there is nothing to support them through that,” she said.

    “Use is already really high within that time because [of what] they’re going through, you know, this person not being able to have a burial for such a long period of time.”

    Given that some of those deaths are linked to drug and alcohol abuse, of course the rational response is to go on a bender because whitey. If the death was due to dangerous driving, no doubt the accepted response would be to drive the wrong way down the freeway because whitey invented cars and roads.

    FFS.

  2. Mother Lode

    Clarke, who has said she suffers from transgenerational trauma passed via DNA down from colonial-era suppression of Aboriginal people

    Forty thousand years (or whatever it is this week) of being traded for a joint of kangaroo meat, being speared in the thigh if she spoke out of turn, beaten about the face and left for dead when a male is infuriated by something going wrong, of if you are a male having your penis slit and a bone inserted, having to keep your senses constantly on alert for another male looking to displace you in the pecking order, being left to die because slipping on a rock means not being able to keep up – these things don’t impress themselves on your genes?

    I suspect there are equivalents in Aboriginal life for all the agonies the Clarke woman imagines her ancestors suffered at the hand of whitey over a couple of centuries. Hunger, violence, deprivation, oppression etc, and I believe that traditional existence was vastly worse because there was no room or tradition of altruistic charity, compassion, individual worth etc. Just necessity, as hard as stone, as relentless as the sun, and as sharp as teeth.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    Green transportation in New York City:

    Another Bicyclist Killed: 18th To Die This Year After Being Struck, Killed By Truck In Brooklyn

    Seeing that the first person to be killed by the Newcastle light rail was a cyclist who got his wheel caught in the tram tracks you have to think that greenery is dangerous to health.

  4. Top Ender

    Strange.

    Amazon Acres features no machines yet a photo shows a Volkswagen beetle, milled timber wall frames and manufactured corrugated iron.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [abortion] to be a decision for the woman and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    As if that wasn’t twisted and evil enough, please note that the legislation allows abortion for social reasons i.e. you can have sex selective abortions if your culture considers females to be lesser to men.

  6. JC

    Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    ALP: Give public service pay rise to help economy

    Labor’s financial services spokesman calls on Scott Morrison to increase public sector pay to stimulate the economy

    We didn’t dodge a bullet, we dodged a nuclear warhead with these fucking lunatics.

  7. egg_

    Amazon Acres

    Three pick handles across the acre?

  8. John Constantine

    Jamie Oliver has said we should ‘move on and get on with Brexit’ but admits he is worried over future trade deals with America and the impact they might have on Britain’s food standards.

    The famously anti-Brexit chef made the comments in a wide-ranging interview with The Times magazine today where he stated he “believes in democracy”.

    But the 44-year-old, from Essex, admitted he is concerned about what would happen to the availability of genetically modified crops from the US in the wake of Brexit.

    And he added he is worried that such food stuffs may become more readily available if Britain is taken out of Europe, and said he will do his best to stop ‘our culture and standards’ being destroyed through new trade deals.

    Oliver has previously labelled Brexit as one of the reasons behind his restaurant chain’s collapse earlier this year, which ended with the closure of 22 restaurants and 1,000 staff losing their jobs.

    Revealing his concerns over Brexit, he said, “I think that hormone use and genetically modified crops are really not OK. Europe doesn’t have any of this.

  9. dover_beach

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [abortion] to be a decision for the woman and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    Hmm, ok, but let’s extend this principle to other acts:

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [domestic violence] to be a decision for the [abuser] and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    and

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [rape] to be a decision for the [rapist] and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    and

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [slave holding] to be a decision for the [slave-holder] and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    I think we can safely see that this idea that we can bracket a decision to murder the child in utero as private and not inviting any moral judgment is a rank lie and evasion of the moral and legal obligation of the state to defend the life of the unborn.

  10. C.L.

    In Merkel’s Germany, commuters are now being told to scan those around them for immigrant murderers who look crazy …
    Boy dies after he and mother are pushed on train tracks in Germany/

    An eight-year-old boy has died after he and his mother were deliberately pushed on to train tracks at Frankfurt’s main railway station, German police have said.

    The boy was hit by a high-speed ICE train and killed instantly. His mother was able to roll into a safe gap between two platforms and escaped injury.

    The suspect was chased through the station by passengers who tackled him to the ground. Police later confirmed a 40-year-old man had been arrested.

    The incident happened at about 10am on Monday on platform seven of the station, which is one of Germany’s busiest. The boy’s mother was being treated for shock, according to a police spokeswoman.

    “Passengers witnessed the disaster, and ran after the fleeing man. It was possible to arrest him while he was still in the station,” the spokeswoman said. She added that the man had intended to push a third person on to the track, “but she was able to defend herself”.

    Police said the suspect is believed to be from Eritrea. He was being held in police custody on Monday but his possible motive remained unclear. The alleged perpetrator and the victims are not believed to have known each other.

    Fire-bombing cars is so yesterday:

    The incident follows the death of a 34-year-old woman nine days ago, who was pushed in front of a regional train in Voerde in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia in what is also believed to have been an unprovoked attack.

    The 28-year-old suspect, who was of Kosovo Serb origin and identified only as Jackson B, according to German police protocol, was known to police. He is being held in custody and is not thought to have known the victim.

    Witnesses told police a man had approached the woman from behind without speaking and pushed her on to the track. The suspect has so far refused to answer questions.

    The official response:

    Passengers waiting for trains in Germany are being advised to scan the platform for distressed or troubled faces and to stand at least two metres away from the platform edge.

  11. dover_beach

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [abortion] to be a decision for the woman and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    Hmm, ok, but let’s extend this principle to other acts:

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [domestic violence] to be a decision for the [abuser] and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    and

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [[email protected]] to be a decision for the [[email protected]] and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    and

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [slave holding] to be a decision for the [slave-holder] and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    I think we can safely see that this idea that we can bracket a decision to murder the child in utero as private and not inviting any moral judgment is a rank lie and evasion of the moral and legal obligation of the state to defend the life of the unborn.

  12. egg_

    “When they first came here they caused us a lot of trouble,” remembers local woman June Coombes, now 92.

    “You’d been here all your lives and they thought they were going to conquer the place and have us out. It didn’t happen.”

    Typical Leftoid herd mentality.

  13. JC

    He really doesn’t like Powell.

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    · 10h

    The Fed “raised” way too early and way too much. Their quantitative tightening was another big mistake. While our Country is doing very well, the potential wealth creation that was missed, especially when measured against our debt, is staggering. We are competing with other…..

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump

    ….countries that know how to play the game against the U.S. That’s actually why the E.U. was formed….and for China, until now, the U.S. has been “easy pickens.” The Fed has made all of the wrong moves. A small rate cut is not enough, but we will win anyway!

    Hey Don, you hired the fucker. We told you to leave grandma in the big chair.

  14. dover_beach

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [abortion] to be a decision for the woman and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    Hmm, ok, but let’s extend this principle to other acts:

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue. “It’s important for that [domestic violence, sexual assault, murder] to be a decision for the [abuser, assaultee, murderer] and for the state not to cast judgment on the morality of that decision,” Berejiklian said.

    I think we can safely conclude that this idea that we can bracket a decision to murder the child in utero as private and not inviting any moral judgment is a rank lie and evasion of the moral and legal obligation of the state to defend the life of the unborn.

  15. Old School Conservative

    JC
    #3118755, posted on July 30, 2019 at 10:14 am
    Labor’s financial services spokesman calls on Scott Morrison to increase public sector pay to stimulate the economy

    Exactly the same rationale is being given in calls to increase Newstart.
    Yet not one interviewer/commentator in the media has asked “where does the money come from?”

  16. Ivan Denisovich

    “To my mind, in the 21st century, it’s inappropriate for a woman who lives in Tweed not to have exactly the same right as a woman in Coolangatta or the Gold Coast.”

    The “mythical” slippery slope in action.

    A senior minister, Stuart Ayres, said abortion in NSW should be “safe, legal and rare”

    No-one who understands the history of abortion legislation in this country could take motherhood (pun intended) statements like this seriously. The reality being that it’s open season on the unborn, especially females.

  17. teamv

    Old School Conservative @ 10:22am

    They just assume we can increase the tax rate on those who actually pay net tax to close to 100% and they will just wear it rather than flee with their capital.

    Propping up those who are a net drain on the economy isn’t going to grow the economy.

  18. egg_

    The dispute came to a head in what looms large in Amazon Acres’ history as “Bulldozer Day” or the “Day of the Big Gash”.

    They tore a new gash in Wokeback Mountain?

    Was an eevil meat eating man driving said machine?

  19. Mother Lode

    Amazon Acres.

    A sort of Lord of the Flies for the ladeees

    The Amazons were not a nation of feminists, but one where women took on the male roles – in marriage men were property of women, the women were warriors killing for power and wealth, they were judges and executioners etc.

    Amazonian does not signify a society based upon the different sensibilities of women and all the traits they see particular to them (nurturing, caring, etc). It instead argues that the supposed brutality of men does not arise from the male character but from necessity – hence women in the same position are similarly brutal.

    I suspect these fatuous women saw the reality of modern ‘patriarchal’ society, compared it to their own theory of a female society and decided the theoretical one was better.

    Uni students do this a lot. They look at the practicality of capitalism, compare it to the idyllic theory of socialism, and opt for the beautiful theory (typically without noting the practical benefits of capitalism because they assume they can be transferred to the theory).

    All enamoured of their own brilliance. Imbeciles all.

  20. stackja

    Will NSW bring back the death penalty for murder and r-ape?
    Or only babies are to be killed?

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tour de France stage 19 had a wee problem…

    Snow in France forces cancellation of one of the biggest sport events in the world

    Stage 19 of the Tour de France was halted on Friday when the roads became covered in snow and a hail storm near the finish line forced cancellation of the remainder of the stage. Crews quickly brought out snowplows to try to clear the slush on the roads, and some were buried under the remains of a large landslide.

    Snowplows! At the end of July!

    The MSM seems to be downplaying the snow for some reason or other. It’s a mystery. If the stage had been cancelled because of heat you’d’ve heard about it everywhere.

  22. Cardimona

    I’ve stolen it and will use it without accreditation.

    A fine Cat tradition!
    Some of my letters consist entirely of cut-and-pasted Cat comments.

  23. Mother Lode

    Bring, bring! How could you fuck that up, auto correct???

    It is actually auto-corrupt.

    Misspelling it as ‘auto-correct’ is just part of the auto-corruption function.

  24. Tom

    Haha. Tucker Carlson’s brilliant definition of modern progressivism: “Punching down on those below you”.

    I’ll post the Youtube later on his awesome opener in Tucker Carlson Tonight on Trump’s political masterclass in getting the Democratic Party to defend the Third World DNC shithole of Baltimore — including an excellent live interview with Trump’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr Ben Carson, who grew up in Baltimore and was a surgeon at its most famous hospital on the Johns Hopkins University campus.

  25. Shy Ted

    I’ll duckduckgo it. Google watches what we google and googling “fat fire-farting tattoo munter” might jeopardise my job at SBS. Or get me my own series.

  26. C.L.

    Berejiklian’s government strip-searches pedestrians who’ve recently smoked pot (on the say-so of a dog). Apparently, it’s OK for the state to cast judgment on the morality of that decision. On the other hand, she supports medical serial killers injecting poison into unborn babies.

    This is a morally deranged woman.

  27. Old School Conservative

    Mark Steyn on Boris:

    He’s Bertie Wooster with Jeeves’ brain

  28. Cardimona

    I got this into print today…

    If we’re going to have legal abortion death (of innocents), CP 29/7, and assisted euthanasia death (of innocents), why are we against capital punishment death (of convicted criminals)?

    I don’t support the death penalty, but it was too good a cognitive dissonance trigger to pass up.

  29. egg_

    Interestingly, the most successful all-female communities and businesses in human history were the great Catholic abbeys and convents of old.

    The Christian work ethic, no doubt.

  30. stackja

    NSW Health Minister Brad is a Hazzard to babies.

  31. Shy Ted

    I have a mole in the ABC who secretly records conversations and leaks them to me. This is from a couple of weeks ago between the Radio National Program Director (PD) and Geraldine Doogue (GD) –
    PD: “Gery, I’m going to ask you to fill in for Frank Elly on RN Breakfast for a couple of weeks. Big request though, we’d like you to make it as uninteresting to the average person as possible. Think you can do it?”
    GD: “Hold my chardonnay.”
    And from today –
    PD: “Gery, you’ve exceeded all our expectations this past fortnight. I think you’ll find a little something extra in your pay packet this week.”
    GD: “It’s what I do. Can I have my chardonnay back now?”

  32. Black Ball

    The opening 2 paragraphs on Shayna Jack in today’s Hun:
    ‘An investigation into whether Shayna Jack was preyed upon by a drug “facilitator” is the reason ASADA did not break the news of the swimmer’s abnormal blood sample.
    ASADA has spent the past 18 months using its powers and ties with the AFP, and state and territory police, to target drug dealers, organised crime and anyone who plays a role in making sport dirty.’

    Here’s me thinking that all Australian athletes are clean! Able to make decisions by themselves! Swimming Australia merely clutching at straws covering their own arses.

  33. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3118747, posted on July 30, 2019 at 10:04 am

    It’s a backpack! A backpack I tell you!

    I can’t strap it around my waist or anything!

    Uh-huh.
    (Pauses, scribbles in notepad).
    Any reason why you referred to it as “my bag”, rather than a backpack or rucksack in your initial complaint, sir?
    (Licks pencil … More scribbling)
    Are you at all familiar with the phrase “in the closet”, sir?
    The reason I ask, sir, is that certain un-named cack-handed rangas have made certain allegations …

  34. Mother Lode

    The premier said she didn’t begrudge MPs holding strong personal views on the issue.

    If a person believes abortion is wrong for the sake of a child’s life but if the topic arises must speak of it approvingly on the grounds of ‘a woman’s choice’, if this person believes homosexuality is wrong but must publicly speak of it as good, if they believe that boys have a penis and girls have a vagina, but must speak and act as if these are accessories can pin upon themselves according to what they think will look good on them (and if you use the wrong pronoun you must accept that you have done something actually and morally wrong) – then does it really make sense to talk about people’s right to their belief.

    You can have your beliefs in the space between your ears which we currently cannot monitor, but outwardly and publicly you muse live according to other beliefs.

    Some freedom.

  35. Roger

    As if that wasn’t twisted and evil enough, please note that the legislation allows abortion for social reasons i.e. you can have sex selective abortions if your culture considers females to be lesser to men.

    We mustn’t judge. All cultures are equal.

    And a majority of Australian politicians are nihilists chipping away at the moral foundations of our culture from behind the cover of compassion.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Green Nude Eel is so old and busted. All hail the Climate Justice Bill!

    Kamala Harris, AOC partnering on climate-justice bill

    Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disclosed a proposed bill Monday that seeks to protect low-income communities from the dangers posed by climate change.

    Authored by a lady thrust into the limelight by Mayor Willie Brown, and an excitable waitress from NYC. Sure to be a big hit.

  37. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just necessity, as hard as stone, as relentless as the sun, and as sharp as teeth.

    Yep. Being sold into sex slavery was the fate of many a transplanted Nordic ancestress in Russia. Slavery in general was actually so pervasive in the ancient world that few people today would have escaped its ‘memory’ in their genes. A whole nation of northern people are called ‘slavs’ because they were a herd source for slaves. Britain was also a useful source of slaves. Then there’s being overrun by marauding hordes, becoming a serf, or canon fodder, or delivered of your children the medieval way: such a lot of anguish and horror warped and wefted into the genes of humanity. No-one escapes it.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disclosed a proposed bill Monday that seeks to protect low-income communities from the dangers posed by climate change.

    They do better if they focused on the dangers caused by rampant rats.

  39. notafan

    Convents had a leader and the rest took vows of obedience..

    apparently hierarchical structures work

  40. Mother Lode

    I suppose my gripe, in essence, is that while we might be permitted to secretly hold our own beliefs we are required to live according to a state sanctioned ones.

  41. Steve trickler:
    That’s interesting.
    No I never heard this version of the Mosque attack.
    Thanks for that.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    Caesar to be replaced by Pompey.

    Mike Pompeo confirms he’s interested in presidential run

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is open to running for president after his boss leaves office, the top U.S. diplomat confirmed. “America has given me an awful lot,” Pompeo said Monday in Washington. “And if I thought I could do a good turn, there’s nothing I wouldn’t consider doing for America.”

    Rome wasn’t built in only two terms.

  43. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    they’d do better if …

    Baltimore is just one example of how many American cities are failing in basic public sanitation measures. Street-dwelling populations don’t help matters either.

    Climate change is the least of the worries of the poor and needy, I’d say.

  44. Stimpson J. Cat

    For Notafan, Stimpy, and anyone else interested, I gave a speech at my son’s wedding describing how global warming and dogs created the conditions that led to agriculture, civilisation, and modern monogamous marriage, and how it’s all now under attack.
    It is tacked onto the end of the previous OF.

    You absolute MadLad.
    I used to be able to write like that before my brain degenerated.
    Bravo.
    How many of the punters were frantically googling words and looking around the room in dazed bemusement?
    As your great grandfather, let me just say how very very proud I am of you.
    Well done son.

  45. Roger

    A whole nation of northern people are called ‘slavs’ because they were a herd source for slaves.

    A bit of creative etymology there, Lizzie 🙂

  46. egg_

    During this period I lived on lesbian land in NSW. As well as my research and writing projects I participated in the development of a large, dynamic lesbian community which sought to challenge patriarchal constructs. I also developed many practical skills such as building, fencing, bridge and road repair, flood management, gardening and land care. Hundreds of lesbians lived on and passed through, including many overseas visitors, and the land was a site of constant debate of lesbian feminist principles and ethics.

    Land rights for lezzos?

  47. C.L.

    You can have your beliefs in the space between your ears which we currently cannot monitor, but outwardly and publicly you muse live according to other beliefs.

    Exactly.

  48. Mother Lode

    A senior minister, Stuart Ayres, said abortion in NSW should be “safe, legal and rare”

    So they can legally requite the procedures be safe (except for the baby suddenly getting its brain stabbed through with scissors, hacked to bits, sucked out with a vacuum cleaner and thrown into an incinerator along with diseased tissues, dubious discharges, and those organs that have rejected their Graham Richardsons), they can make abortions legal, but will they actually legislate to make them rare?

    The fact that they have to mouth that platitude shows that the full reality of what they will do is still a bit unpalatable.

  49. JC

    A modern job title.

    National Australia Bank has hired Susan Ferrier as chief people officer as the lender continues its leadership overhaul.

  50. Roger

    You can have your beliefs in the space between your ears which we currently cannot monitor…

    If present trends continue, it’s only a matter of time before Christianity is declared a mental illness.

    “A time will come when people will go mad. They will attack those who are not mad, saying “You are not like us. You are mad!”

    St Antony the Great + AD 356

  51. DrBeauGan

    They turned up, rather like an invasion from outer space and we went out shopping. We got a pair of kid’s shoes, 28cuc and then had a sort of after tea. This consisted of cans of Big Naranja, and a whole fried chicken. I had suggested coffee, but that found no favour.

    I have to admit that Maria is starting to waddle.

    I had a small amount of chicken. It was not up to chicken treat standards. There was nowhere to put the detritus until Maria commandeered an empty rubbish bag someone had left at another table. There was nothing to wipe chickeny fingers on, so I went into a minisupermarket and bought a large packet of Servillettas. This was insanely radical by prevailing standards, but I did it anyway. A girl came and cleared away the rubbish, Maria commandeered the plastic bag the servillettas had come in, and wrapped up half the chicken. Then she went and bought a ham and cheese thingy. Maybe the Cuban version of a sammitj. While she was away, Angeli, who should be renamed Diaboli, threw a quarter full can of soft drink at me and ran for it. I caught her and put her on a nearby step and smacked her bottom. There was too much denim for it to hurt. Everybody else with much better behaved children watched me, but at least nobody tried to stop me. It had no defects effect on Diaboli. In ten years she’ll be enjoying it.

    Relatively clean, the little devil wanted a cuc coin to feed to a toy motorbike and got it. She acquired a quiet little girl to ride pillion. Shortly after a few more cuc on motorbikes we left. On the way home we bought three pairs of socks for school.

    It was fun for me. I like mischievous little devils.

    After getting back, Osbel called with my still dead phone. No luck. I wasn’t expecting any. Cuba thinks silica gel is incredibly hi tech.

    Then everyone left me to a quiet smoke and some quiet. Maria has taken the phone to try a third technician. She will bring it back Wednesday when we have some more shopping scheduled.

    A strange interval of something like domestic bliss. I enjoyed it more on the rerun. Little devils have an enchantment of their own, appreciated more when you don’t have to live with them.

    My daughter was moderately diabolical too, but I recall her as less energetic. Of course, that may be me.

  52. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sail ho!

    Teen Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to shun plane for sailboat as she heads to summits

    Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday that she plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat.

    The next IPCC climapalooza is in New York City, which is a good bit of sailing from Stockholm. I hope our local Greens who intend to attend will take up her fine example.

  53. Geriatric Mayfly

    I also developed many practical skills such as building, fencing, bridge and road repair, flood management, gardening and land care. Hundreds of lesbians

    At last Wimmin’s Studies moves from theory to the practical world. It’s an ill wind… etc.

  54. Herodotus

    You can have your beliefs in the space between your ears …

    Brother you can’t go to jail for what you’re thinkin,
    Give it a whirl, give it a try;
    Try standin on the corner,
    Watchin all the girls go by.

  55. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sail ho!

    In Li’ll Greta’s case, nymphette that she is, shouldn’t that be “Hello Sailor.’

  56. Cardimona

    Well done son.

    Thank you, Great-grandpa Stimpy.
    I gave a paper copy to my daughter with strict instructions to place it in the hands of her media-hated, prole-beloved baby-daddy.
    It might give him something else to talk about…

  57. Roger

    A senior minister, Stuart Ayres, said abortion in NSW should be “safe, legal and rare”

    And with that he attempts to assuage his conscience and project a veneer of respectability for this legislation.

    But to choose a lesser evil is still choosing evil.*

    *Adapted from Hannah Arendt.

  58. Top Ender

    One has to wonder what Greta Thunberg will be like in 10 years time. Or 20.

    Either a) a very annoying person, or b) will have totally self-destructed and be living in a caravan somewhere taking drugs every day.

    The parents should be blamed for whatever happens.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    building, fencing, bridge and road repair, flood management, gardening and land care.

    The skills that most male farmers acquired with their mother’s milk?

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The parents should be blamed for whatever happens.

    I don’t have a reference, but it would seem that both parents have done very well out of managing “Pol Tots” career as a climate activist.

  61. mh

    Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disclosed a proposed bill Monday that seeks to protect low-income communities from the dangers posed by climate change.

    Whenever someone steps over human excrement on the sidewalk, how many would think about whether a glacier might be at risk?

  62. Infidel Tiger

    A senior minister, Stuart Ayres, said abortion in NSW should be “safe, legal and rare”

    Why should it be rare?

    If it is moral, it should be of no more concern than popping a pimple or getting a haircut.

    For evil monsters they sure are cowards.

  63. feelthebern

    I can’t remember the LNP mentioning abortion in their election campaign earlier this year.
    Did I miss it?

  64. Fisky

    The terrible failure of the population ponzi economy – median incomes have not risen at all in over a decade! The average has gone up, but that’s only because of a massive rise in the top 1%. Everyone else is suffering. Let’s call time on the failed neoliberal experiment!

    “Over the eight-year period from 2009 to 2017, average household income grew by only $3156, or 3.5 per cent, while the median in 2017 was $542 lower than 2009,” the report, which has tracked the circumstances of more than 17,500 Australians since 2001, finds.

    The share of households in relative poverty — living on less than half the median income — rose to 10.4 per cent, according to analysis released today by the Melbourne Institute that will add to the controversy about the adequacy­ of Newstart, the govern­ment’s jobless payment.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/aussies-no-better-off-since-gfc-household-incomes-stagnant-for-past-decade/news-story/4a7025687c612816f058c7d69b718f98

  65. feelthebern

    Stuart Ayres is the other half of the Marise Payne sex sandwich.

  66. Roger

    The share of households in relative poverty — living on less than half the median income — rose to 10.4 per cent

    Thank God we’ve had 25 + years of unprecedented economic growth or we’d really be in a pickle, eh?

  67. Infidel Tiger

    Stuart Ayres is the other half of the Marise Payne sex sandwich.

    Obese, depraved and thankfully childless.

    Going to hell too.

  68. Fisky

    I see lots of people sleeping rough nowadays, far more than before the GFC. Even in nice well-to-do suburbs there are beggars hanging around shopping centres. Neoliberalism has done a miserable job at everything. Infrastructure, jobs, education, everything it touches is destroyed. Ya Basta!

  69. Infidel Tiger

    The terrible failure of the population ponzi economy – median incomes have not risen at all in over a decade! The average has gone up, but that’s only because of a massive rise in the top 1%. Everyone else is suffering. Let’s call time on the failed neoliberal experiment!

    The two great economic myths of the last 25 years are that protectionism damages economies and immigration boosts them. I admit to being duped myself.

    The experiment must end and the reckoning begin.

  70. Fisky

    And look what happens when you ignore neoliberals and reduce immigration. Wages go up! It’s magic

    Average wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade and employment has reached a record high in the UK, according to official figures released today…

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said total earnings were up 3.5%, including bonuses, despite expectations the labour market would be suffering more from the UK’s looming departure from the European Union.

    https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/04/brexit-immigration-cut-drives-uk-wages-higher/

  71. Stimpson J. Cat

    A strange interval of something like domestic bliss.

    Look BeauGan, I know you fancy yourself as some kind of Modern day Math Conquistador, introducing the Godless Commie Heathens to the joys of serviettes, but we all the know the only reason you are in Cuba is to set up a Bayesian Robot Sweatshop producing Che Guevara merch.
    Be honest.

  72. Fisky

    Modest protectionism is actually good for the economy, according to the standard national accounting model. There is always a rise in GDP from modest tariffs, and if managed properly there shouldn’t be too much disruption to supply chains.

  73. Black Ball

    Top Ender, Greta Thunberg will take up residence in Amazon Acres in the near future.

  74. Stimpson J. Cat

    I see lots of people sleeping rough nowadays, far more than before the GFC. Even in nice well-to-do suburbs there are beggars hanging around shopping centres. Neoliberalism has done a miserable job at everything. Infrastructure, jobs, education, everything it touches is destroyed. Ya Basta!

    Look on the brightside Fisk.
    At least there are no cigarette butts littering the streets and sidewalks anymore.
    Too valuable!
    Progress!!!!

  75. thefrollickingmole

    Open to all women, it drew everyone from academics, public servants and radical separatists to hippies, victims of male violence and survivors of mental illness.

    I tried making a Venn diagram of that set of groupings, it came out looking like this.

    Story of a man ‘loving’ a dog.
    Soon ‘dog love’ will be demanded as a right?

    The love that dare not howl its name.

  76. dover_beach

    Stuart Ayres went to a private Catholic school which is why he’s retailing the safe but rare canard which was a fig leaf invented by scum bugs like Cardinal Bernandin of ‘seamless garment’ infamy.

  77. Roger

    Average wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade and employment has reached a record high in the UK, according to official figures released today…

    Boris will put an end to that by lifting May’s immigration cap.

  78. thefrollickingmole

    Mentally ill kid being further exploited and encouraged in her illness.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/29/greta-thunberg-to-sail-across-atlantic-for-un-climate-summits

    Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile as part of a sabbatical year the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will spend in the US.

    “Good news! I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago … I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid August,” Greta tweeted. The journey will take two weeks.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Stimpy – Cool it. The creative tension between the great cigar quest, imbibing of mangoes and the latest doings of Maria is a worthy soap opera. Networks pay good money to produce such stuff.

  80. 1735099

    All these rants about abortion….
    If you really believe abortion is the killing of the innocent, you have only one possible moral position, and only two laws that would make sense –
    1. Abortion becomes a crime equivalent to murder at any stage of gestation.
    2. Compulsory paternity checks are legislated to identify the male involved, and when identified, the father confined to nine months (for symmetry) in clink, or someplace similar, irrespective of circumstances, and upon release be held 50% financially responsible for the welfare of the child.
    Both parties are responsible.
    Both parties accept the consequences.

  81. egg_

    the Marise Payne sex sandwich.

    Oy!
    It’s almost lunchtime.

  82. feelthebern

    Anyone who thinks this Aussie drug cheat swimmer is good looking is a closet f*g.
    She’s a freak with huge shoulders who clearly is juiced up.

  83. areff

    ‘An investigation into whether Shayna Jack was preyed upon by a drug “facilitator” is the reason ASADA did not break the news of the swimmer’s abnormal blood sample.

    No such restraint in the case of the Bombers.

  84. Top Ender

    If Greta emigrates to Oz, BB, I’m leaving.

    Channeling all of those people who say “If Trump is elected…” and so on.

  85. Bruce of Newcastle

    If Greta emigrates to Oz, BB, I’m leaving.

    I suspect you are safe TE.
    Kiwiland is the home of the blessed Jacinda.

  86. areff

    Trump, the racist, blames poor Baltimore people of colour for allegedly living in their own rat-infested filth.

    If only he read the Guardian he’d know it’s all about climate change:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/21/new-york-rat-crisis-climate-change

  87. egg_

    Wimmin’s Studies moves from theory to the practical world.

    I’ll bet that little Animal Farm had its token minority of hard labourers.
    Above author was one of the Pig feminist academics.

  88. dover_beach

    If you really believe abortion is the killing of the innocent, you have only one possible moral position, and only two laws that would make sense –
    1. Abortion becomes a crime equivalent to murder at any stage of gestation.
    2. Compulsory paternity checks are legislated to identify the male involved, and when identified, the father confined to nine months (for symmetry) in clink, or someplace similar, irrespective of circumstances, and upon release be held 50% financially responsible for the welfare of the child.
    Both parties are responsible.
    Both parties accept the consequences.

    Agree with (1). However, (2) doesn’t follow at all. Why would a father be ‘confined’ for nine months simply because his wife, for instance, is pregnant? That makes no sense at all. What possible moral symmetry is involved here? However, if the father is an accomplice to the crime of abortion, either before and/or after the fact, then you would treat them in precisely the same way we do accomplices to murder now. In fact, in both instance, the mother and the father of the child in utero that is destroyed by an abortion, are in the same position as someone that pays an assassin (which is, in this instance, the doctor that performs the abortion) and that is both are guilty of conspiring/ soliciting the crime of murder. There is your longed-for symmetry.

  89. Fisky

    Well done Pauline Hanson on smoking out the population ponzi supporters, including the ridiculous “Greens” Party. Look at the hysterical doom-mongering by the Liberal senator!

    Liberal senator Amanda Stoker said One Nation was trying to push its anti-immigration agenda based on weak arguments.

    “There’s nothing noble about this Bill. It’s long on alarmism and short on realism,” she told Parliament.

    “This Bill endorses a solution that would have a catastrophic consequence for our economy, for a problem that is already being addressed by this Government in a sensible, measured and long-sighted way.”

    Senator Hanson wanted to have a national plebiscite at the next general election, with the question: “Do you think the current rate of immigration to Australia is too high?”

    Labor senator Raff Ciccone said Australia would not be the nation it is today without the contribution of migrants.

    “There is simply no place in our inclusive and proudly diverse nation for an expensive opinion poll on questions that don’t need to be asked,” he told the upper house.

    https://thewest.com.au/politics/federal-politics/one-nations-pauline-hanson-cops-senate-vote-hiding-in-push-for-immigration-plebiscite-ng-b881274757z

  90. thefrollickingmole

    The experiment must end and the reckoning begin.

    More bane tribunals?

  91. johanna

    I wonder what Greta’s sailing boat is made of? And I also wonder where the energy to manufacture the parts and put them together came from?

    I know, details, details. I’m such a nitpicker, and don’t see the big picture like the visionary Greta does. 🙁

  92. mh

    Stimpy – Cool it. The creative tension between the great cigar quest, imbibing of mangoes and the latest doings of Maria is a worthy soap opera. Networks pay good money to produce such stuff.

    I stopped reading not long after the cliffhanger when Dr BeauGan was watching Maria soap herself in the shower.
    It concluded with Dr BG declaring he would have trouble sleeping that night. What a fizzer.

  93. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “Good news! I’ll be joining the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, COP25 in Santiago … I’ve been offered a ride on the 60ft racing boat Malizia II. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid August,” Greta tweeted. The journey will take two weeks.

    let’s add some somali deck hands to spice up the otherwise boring trip…

  94. C.L.

    Labor senator Raff Ciccone said Australia would not be the nation it is today without the contribution of migrants.

    So he’s saying Australia was a shit-hole under Aboriginal management.
    Is that right?

  95. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy – Cool it. The creative tension between the great cigar quest, imbibing of mangoes and the latest doings of Maria is a worthy soap opera. Networks pay good money to produce such stuff.

    Maria is over.
    Once a Man notices a woman’s waddle that’s it.
    Especially if she isn’t pregnant.
    He’ll have a new spicy taco within the week.
    Guaranteed.

  96. 1735099

    Why would a father be ‘confined’ for nine months simply because his wife, for instance, is pregnant?

    You’re making a heap of assumptions here, using “wife” for beginners.
    His “wife” (or girl friend) would have not become pregnant on her own.
    The issue at this point is conception, not abortion.
    Who, in your opinion, is responsible for contraception?

  97. Infidel Tiger

    Theologian Philosopher Numbers is even more annoying than regular Numbers.

  98. feelthebern

    IT you broke the thread.
    No one had responded since before midnight.

  99. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A bit of creative etymology there, Lizzie 🙂

    That’s what I thought when I first heard it, Roger, but then I read in a fairly serious book that the origin is actually due to the word ‘slave’ our ‘slave’ coming from the attribution of slavery to the ‘slavic’ people. Chicken and egg issue anyway but it seems reasonable to me that the words have some connection to each other. The Vikings certainly raided these areas extensively for their slave trade, particularly down the Danube.

  100. thefrollickingmole

    The Ponds institute has found an actual problem which blind Freddy could have tole them..

    Low-skill migration may contribute to poor pay growth at bottom end of labour market – report

    Its also used in the middle and high ends to avoind increasing wages or spending money on training people (who might leave).

    The increased migration of “low-skill” workers could contribute to poor pay growth at the lower end of the labour market, according to a Grattan Institute report.

    Still they have found a problem, baby steps, maybe they can present an obvious solution…


    The paper, presented by chief executive John Daley at the Reserve Bank conference on Monday,
    argues for an increase in penalties and enforcement to prevent “rational” exploitation and underpayment of migrant workers.

    The Grattan paper noted that current expert opinion is that “in general migration does not lead to slower wages growth” but suggested low-skill workers could suppress wages at the 20% of the labour market paid at or around the minimum wage.

    Bullshit, more people competing for the same job means businesses dont have to compete for the workers. Everything else is just waffle and crap.

    It said while the full scale of underpayment is hard to estimate, the Fair Work Ombudsman had found 60% of 7-Eleven stores underpaid their staff and an audit of the harvest trail found serious underpayment at 130 of 836 businesses.

    No crap, is it possible the problem lies with minimum wage laws & taxation & compliance… nah, cant be.

    Contrary to perceptions of a high-skilled migration program, the paper noted that low-skilled migrants make up an increasing proportion of temporary visa holders.

    “Perceptions” being code word for “crap we are fed by the self interested ponzi loan sharks & politicians?

    Of 1 million temporary migrants, 450,000 have student visas, and 150,000 have working holiday visas.

    “Of those temporary visa holders who do work, most (59%) are in low-skill occupations. Of those with student and working holiday visas who work, even more (about 75%) are in low-skill occupations, primarily labourers and personal and community service.”

    So a nice big fat cushion of labor there to be used to reduce any pressure on employers to use money to make their jobs more attractive?

    They nearly come accross another problem/solution, but manage to sidestep it with worrying dexterity.
    The paper argued that migrants have “strong incentives to work because they generally don’t qualify for welfare payments”.

    But dont worry, the bipartisan ponzi parties have it all under control.
    On Monday a One Nation motion in the Senate to establish a plebiscite on Australia’s migration rate was defeated 54 votes to two, with only party leader Pauline Hanson and senator Malcolm Roberts voting in favour.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    IT you broke the thread.
    No one had responded since before midnight.

    What have I done now?

  102. egg_

    I went up to Amazon Acres in my last year of high school. It was a women’s mountain farm up near Wauchope. My friend Natalie and I drove there in my Mini. There were about a dozen women there. There were disagreements in the collective. That’s par for the course. We helped with building work, and joined in all the talk about poetry and writing, and consideration for the land. It was quite confronting. Pissing outside under the stars. I loved being able to walk around without clothes. It was an eye-opener, and an amazing sense of freedom.

    Was that following the grand opening of the gash?

  103. C.L.

    I wonder what Greta’s sailing boat is made of? And I also wonder where the energy to manufacture the parts and put them together came from?

    I know, details, details. I’m such a nitpicker, and don’t see the big picture like the visionary Greta does.

    Lots of interesting details here.

    The entire stunt will cost millions of dollars.

    After months of research and considering different options for her journey, Greta will sail across the Atlantic in a zero-carbon racing boat called Malizia II, a foiling sailboat built in 2015, which is fitted with solar panels and underwater turbines to generate electricity on board the vessel. Greta will be joined on board the boat by her father Svante Thunberg and filmmaker Nathan Grossman of B-Reel Films, who will document the journey. The boat will be captained by professional race skipper Boris Herrmann and Malizia team founder Pierre Casiraghi, who have donated their time and skills to help Greta cross the Atlantic without flying. The voyage is jointly organised by Greta, Team Malizia, and B-Reel Films.

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    VDH has written a tour de force that is incandescent and utterly true. Every paragraph alone would be enough to spray the brains of any lefty reading it over the walls of the room they’re in. Taken together the whole article is beyond thermonuclear. Awe.

    Woke Racism

    Far from creating force-multiplying woke ideologies by uniting various “identities”—black, Latino, Asian, LGBTQ, female, and non-American—intersectionality becomes a logical contest among professed victims to acquire preeminent tribal victimhood, and with it, DNA-sanctioned superiority.

    There is no exemption from being charged with racism for old, rich, white, and liberal females like Pelosi. In the new racist cosmology, the multimillionaire Pelosi can never escape her white privilege. One element of the new racism is thus Jacobinism—the idea that the circle of racists always widens until the racists devour one another with charges that everyone but themselves is insufficiently racially woke.

    There can be only one! RTWT. You know you want to.

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean from the UK to NYC in mid August,” Greta tweeted. The journey will take two weeks.

    And woe betide any small bit of plastic she sees floating in that great wide ocean. It will become ten miles wide and half a mile high before she can tweet ‘climate change’.

  106. johanna

    I remember when Amazon Acres was a thing. It was one of many weird communes that sprang up after the Nimbin Festival, which I was peripherally associated with, although wild horses couldn’t have dragged me there. I hated hippies and camping and filth as much then as I do now. Plus, the promoters were ripping off left, right and centre while preaching against the evils of capitalism and greed.

    Anyway, the vast majority of the communes fell apart for the same reasons. They pretended that you could live happily without property rights or enforceable rules, in defiance of the entire history of civilisation. Plus, they attracted more than their share of people who had considerable mental problems, as well as quite a few who wouldn’t work in an iron lung. Mind you, a lot of them worked very hard, as you have to in a subsistence lifestyle, but the charm of that wore off when they realised that not everyone was pulling their weight, if any weight at all.

    It got even more complicated when people started pairing off and having kids. Strangely enough, they wanted a bit of privacy and autonomy for their families – not much of either by our standards, but more than was compatible with communal life. Since decision making was very difficult, and enforcement even harder, schisms appeared and differences became irreconcilable.

    Indeed, it is very reminiscent of the way Aboriginal ‘communities’ try, and fail, to operate.

    There are still a few communes in remote spots up there, and from what I have heard, some of them are very weird indeed, and you would not want a family member anywhere near them.

  107. egg_

    Low-skill migration may contribute to poor pay growth at bottom end of labour market – report

    NBN labourers.
    Low income Gummint ponzi of its own.

  108. Old School Conservative

    Top Ender
    #3118815, posted on July 30, 2019 at 11:29 am
    One has to wonder what Greta Thunberg will be like in 10 years time. Or 20.

    Let’s hold off on predicting her future until after she has navigated the ocean and its threats.

  109. mh

    GERMANY: POLICE SAY MAN OF “AFRICAN DESCENT” KILLED 8-YEAR-OLD BOY AFTER PUSHING HIM IN FRONT OF TRAIN

    An 8-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a high speed train when a man of “African descent” pushed him and his mother onto the tracks this morning at Frankfurt’s main station.

    The mother was able to save her own life by rolling into the gap between the tracks, but lost hold of her son who was killed by the InterCity Express (ICE) train, which can travel at speeds up to 186mph.

    A 40-year-old man was arrested after the incident. Police say there is no connection between the alleged perpetrator and the victims.

    “The mother was barely able to save herself. Passersby watched the attack and ran after the fleeing man, of African descent. He was arrested in the station,” police told BILD. Other reports confirmed the man was Eritrean.

    Witnesses say the man attempted to push another person onto the tracks and that the station was “full of children.”

    Commuters at the station “howled” when they saw the incident and many required medical treatment after seeing the boy’s death.

    https://www.infowars.com/germany-police-say-man-of-african-descent-killed-8-year-old-boy-after-pushing-him-in-front-of-train/

  110. Ellie

    Who, in your opinion, is responsible for contraception?

    The woman whose oral aplomb is well schooled and second to none.

  111. egg_

    a logical contest among professed victims to acquire preeminent tribal victimhood

    Tribal being the keyword.

  112. John Constantine

    Big Oil to do biofuels announce their abc bully radio pulpit.

    Biofuel rendered from animal tallow.

    Incentives for biofuel made from animal fat are highest of any biofuel in California.

    Will Big Australia make us such a wealthy country we can’t afford to eat bread and dripping anymore, as fat is Liquid Gold.

    What is a waddling pod of activist wymynsys landwhales worth on the hoof?.

    Spermless whales?.

    California importing animal fat from overseas, to render it into biofuel to save the planet, for subsidies.

    Comrades.

  113. C.L.

    More on climateer Greta’s ride, the Malizia II
    It is owned by the Grimaldi crime family…
    More from German Wiki:

    The Italian name Malizia is closely related to the Grimaldi family, who since 1297 have served as Prince of Monaco for the most part. It was Francesco Grimaldi, who at that time invaded the fortress dressed as a Franciscan, overwhelmed the guards and allowed his family access. He was nicknamed Malizia, meaning the sly, the slutty or the rascal. In classical translation, the term stands for the downside, for wickedness, malice, treachery or trickery.

    Oh dear.

    Regarding the environmental friendliness of the yacht there are discrepancies between the description of Greta Thunberg and that of Boris Herrmann. While the climate activist announced that the yacht would not generate any exhaust fumes and the required electricity would be generated by solar panels and underwater turbines, the skipper’s website states: “The yacht currently has a 377 kg internal combustion engine.”

    Just in case.

  114. dover_beach

    You’re making a heap of assumptions here, using “wife” for beginners.
    His “wife” (or girl friend) would have not become pregnant on her own.
    The issue at this point is conception, not abortion.
    Who, in your opinion, is responsible for contraception?

    I didn’t make any assumptions. I provided an example indicated by the words ‘for instance’. You still haven’t explained why the father of the child in utero should be ‘confined. I’ll shall patiently await your explanation.

  115. John Constantine

    https://www.yachtingworld.com/cruising/whales-at-sea-61260

    One certain trend is that more collisions are being recorded as boats get faster. In 2008, Elaine Bunting reported on a transatlantic race in which a large number of IMOCA 60s collided with whales, and collisions have been reported in the Volvo Ocean Race.

    Of 11 species known to be hit by ships, fin whales (Balae-noptera physalus) are struck most frequently and right, humpback, sperm and grey whales are hit commonly. The most lethal or severe injuries are caused by ships travelling 14 knots or faster. Today, collisions occur most often with high-speed ferries and racing yachts.

    In 2011, Fabian Ritter, collaborating with noonsite.com, published a study that constituted the first attempt to assess collisions involving sailing vessels and whales on a global scale.

    Read more at https://www.yachtingworld.com/cruising/whales-at-sea-61260#8H43aCpuGhMdp6jy.99

    Not wishing her drowned, but floundering ‘Titanic-like’ on a floating table after the yacht goes down from whalestrike might do Pol-Tot a bit of good.

    Comrades.

  116. egg_

    the promoters were ripping off left, right and centre while preaching against the evils of capitalism and greed.

    1970s – Wimmin’s Lands
    I was part of the core group which bought and established Australian Women’s Lands. I
    was involved in the purchase and set up of Amazon Acres (also known as Firestone Mountain or
    just The Mountain) at Birdwood NSW. The project was initiated in Melbourne amongst the
    Radicalesbians.
    I also supported the purchase and establishment of two further Women’s Lands (wimmin’s
    lands) in the Birdwood NSW region called The Valley (or The Vallee) and Herland. These three
    lands comprised a very active community covering several thousand acres of remote and wild
    bush where lesbians lived a fairly primitive and isolated lifestyle.
    I visited these lands throughout the 1970s but only made it my primary place of residence in
    approx 1980-1990. During that time I made some overseas and interstate trips. I also returned to
    live there for shorter periods of a few months at a time in the 1990s. I estimate my total time of
    actual residence is approx 9-10 yrs.

  117. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I also developed many practical skills such as building, fencing, bridge and road repair, flood management, gardening and land care

    hmm. So the property is well-maintained and has some developed infrastructure.
    I’ll believe that when I see it. Especially the bridge and road repair. Laying a plank over rotting culvert timbers or shoveling some earth into potholes doesn’t count.

  118. areff

    I hated hippies and camping and filth as much then as I do now.

    Well there goes any hope you might have laid tender hands upon me in the naked group mass massage event under the geodosic dome at Bredbo, where a delegation of earnest hippies visited me with the word that ACDC wasn’t fit music for a peace-and-love festival but, after discussion, it was concluded by consensus that Bob Marley was both ideological sound and acceptable.

    Being very stoned 24/7 made it all seem quite rational.

  119. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The world’s food supply will become safer as the food industry shifts to high-resolution, whole-genome sequencing – which examines the full DNA of a given organism all at once. This move to make sequencing ubiquitous will lead to the consistently reliable detection of salmonella.

  120. 1735099

    I’ll shall patiently await your explanation.

    Simple.
    The mother of the child is “confined” as a consequence of the pregnancy.
    Remember the old fashioned term “confinement”?
    It was used for a purpose.
    Unless you believe that the conception of the child was the responsibility only of the mother, logic demands that the father has a responsibility, and should confront the consequences of that responsibility.
    I’m still patiently waiting an answer to my question about who is responsible for contraception.

  121. egg_

    There are still a few communes in remote spots up there, and from what I have heard, some of them are very weird indeed, and you would not want a family member anywhere near them.

    Psychopaths ruling over a toxic society, no doubt.

  122. Kunkle Dragger:

    ‘As unplanned as most of its pregnancies, the town is now an ungroomed patch of urban pube sprouting around a haggard highway and crawling with the lice of society.’

    Just curious, what about Caboolture do you find so harrowing?

  123. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sigh.

    San Francisco Lefties Battle Over a Communist’s Anti-American Mural (Daniel Greenfield)

    A Russian Communist painter spent decades defacing San Francisco with ugly social realist art. The son of a Russian Orthodox priest who had left his faith and found a new one, Victor Mikhail Arnautoff depicted a world of stolid ugliness, of shapeless men and women crowding a foreshortened world.

    Arnautoff did not like America. And he was a bad painter. His people are soulless representations of an objectified working class. No one smiles in these murals. … The Federal Art Project littered Marxist dogma across countless government buildings, often encoded into murals of Washington, Lincoln, and other great Americans.

    Arnautoff had assisted Diego Rivera, but his own murals were, until now, far more obscure. And the mural whose fame outlived the Communist, who died in Leningrad in the 70s, had been painted on the walls of an American high school. Generations of high school students had passed it without caring.

    Until now.

    Arnautoff moved to the Soviet Union in the 60s after being investigated by the House Unamerican Activities Committee. He continued to produce ugly but unknown murals in the USSR.

    And then modern identity politics leftists, to whom Arnautoff was just another dead white man, noticed the George Washington High School murals and decided that they were racist and must be destroyed.

    After a vote by a San Francisco school board, $600,000 will be spent destroying the anti-American mural.

    The irony of a Communist artist’s anti-American art falling victim to contemporary anti-American activists shows that even long after Stalin’s death, the purge of Soviet artists still continues. The battle over the mural has pitted old lefties, who understood what Arnautoff was trying to accomplish, with a new generation of identity politics crybullies who monetize their brand by crying about their trauma.

    New lefties are now purging the works of old lefties because the new lefties can’t understand old lefty propaganda. We are surely in the Age of Stupid.

  124. Cardimona

    Who, in your opinion, is responsible for contraception?

    “A women’s reproductive choices are nobody’s business but hers.”

    “Men must always pay maintenance for the children they father.”

    Zero percent his decision but one hundred percent his financial responsibility.
    Oh, the equalidy…!

  125. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I estimate my total time of
    actual residence is approx 9-10 yrs.

    So I claim a big share of the muney…
    and don’t try to tell me I’ve hardly been there.

    She has ‘approximate’ years; I’d award her an ‘approximate’ amount.
    Clearly, she couldn’t stand the place.

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    Should have said I had my b#ll bag stolen.

    Would have been more topical.

  127. the cliffhanger when Dr BeauGan was watching Maria soap herself in the shower.

    I’m thinking of series of posts of my experiences in Brunswick with Narelle and her daughter Kylie.

    Anyone interested?

  128. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Kiwiland is the home of the blessed Jacinda.

    P.B.U.H!

  129. egg_

    Clearly, she couldn’t stand the place.

    Was it harem style, where the head butch would pick off each pretty young thing as they entered?

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    Winston,

    They’re not my words. That’s why I put quote marks on.

    It’s a FB page – Shit Towns of Australia.

    Whether you agree with the sentiment or not, it’s beautifully written.

  131. Ellie

    New fred. He smells noice.

  132. egg_

    I’ll believe that when I see it. Especially the bridge and road repair. Laying a plank over rotting culvert timbers or shoveling some earth into potholes doesn’t count.

    Some split logs across a ditch, at best IMHO.

  133. C.L.

    Soy-cons always start the official surrender this way …

    The sex talk we must have
    With courtesy, reason and compassion, we need a genuine debate about the transgender push.

    EDITORIAL

    I’d be interested in the editorial if somebody can post it.
    The false premise is there is something even vaguely sensible to ‘debate’.

  134. Mater

    New fred. He smells noice.

    No thanks.
    I’m waiting around to find out why Bob ‘confines’ his women, the moment they get pregnant.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    The story of Canadian trans woman Jessica Yaniv invites disbelief yet undoubtedly raises questions of principle with real-world effects (starting with the ordeal of 12 female beauticians hauled before a Vancouver human rights tribunal because they did not wish to handle Yaniv’s penis when performing a Brazilian wax).

    Is the definition of womanhood up for grabs? If society confers that status on a biologically intact male who merely self-identifies as female, what will the consequences be? Already we have competitors in women’s sport who retain much of their male physical advantage. Will girls and women have to quell their “transphobia” if anti-discrimination law allows the “female penis” to gain entry to dorms, change rooms and toilets?

    These are not idle questions. Victoria’s government is pushing a bill that allows self-identified trans people who have had no gender reassignment treatment or therapy to retrospectively alter the fact of their sex on a birth certificate, and potentially take up victim roles within the human rights system. Tasmania’s MPs have shown their defiance of biology’s oppression by making it optional to record sex on a birth certificate. Yaniv-style complaints could happen in both states.

    Uneasy alliances within the LGBTI popular front are unravelling at a time when radical trans ideology is consolidating its influence within the public sector, universities, schools, big corporations and many media newsrooms. This has happened under the banner of “diversity” and with a tactical focus on the genuinely hard but rare cases of intersex people and those who make a difficult but successful gender change, sometimes after years of counselling and treatment. But the momentum is with self-identified trans status because the ideology allows a mere stated preference to cancel out everything else: biological sex, genitals, socialisation, conduct, appearance. Some parents, teachers and clinicians have been expressing disquiet about this trend, but rarely in public. Many people in the mainstream simply do not know what is going on.

    This is an object lesson in what happens when free speech is suppressed and honest, often informed, opinions go underground. With courtesy, reason and compassion, we need a genuine debate about the transgender push. This is not “hate speech”; dissent is not offence. We’re up against a kind of psychiatric blackmail, being constantly warned that any departure from the progressive script will result in trans suicides. Young people should be reminded that there are many possible responses to life’s unkind words and contrary opinions — they can engage in debate, rebut, ignore or just laugh. It is recklessly self-fulfilling to teach them that exposure to disagreeable words or competing views has psychological injury as its inevitable outcome.

    The diversity that has captured institutions is not variety of thought;
    it is identity politics dealing in slogans. “A trans woman is a woman,” they say, with no wish to weigh other points of view or inconvenient facts. Our universities are heavily implicated in this science-denialism, dating back to postmodernism. This month, when a “gender sceptical” scholar faced an attempt to intimidate and “deplatform” her at the annual philosophy conference, the discipline’s association put out a diversity-speak statement acknowledging the “serious concerns” of would-be censors and failing to make any reference to her academic freedom.

    Activist-educators have created an atmosphere in which some young people come to see trans status as a badge of victim prestige. Too often, those in power have waved through “diversity” policies without asking difficult questions because they feared being assailed as bigots. But will they be forgiven by trans kids who — years from now — declare it was all a mistake, and nobody properly informed them about the choice or its risks?

  136. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The battle over the mural has pitted old lefties, who understood what Arnautoff was trying to accomplish, with a new generation of identity politics crybullies who monetize their brand by crying about their trauma.

    How is the huge Soviet Socialist Realist painting along one wall of Sydney University’s Old Refectory standing up to treatment? It was initiated when I was a student there, eating there most weekdays and nights to the smell of oil paint as the old guy on the scaffolding who was doing it slowly progressed his work about progress. There were some murmurs about the women taking supporting roles even then. I recall greatly admiring the handsome he-men manning the tractors and planes of education’s brave new world.

    Well, you would, wouldn’t you? says Hairy fondly when we swap tales of the wine and roses days of youth. He didn’t hit Cambridge though till 1970. I have recently had a College photograph of the Freshmen of that Year framed for our bedroom. He is a full-on Hairy lad in that, to be sure. Along with others, since recipients of the Glittering Prizes.

  137. johanna

    areff
    #3118879, posted on July 30, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    I hated hippies and camping and filth as much then as I do now.

    Well there goes any hope you might have laid tender hands upon me in the naked group mass massage event under the geodosic dome at Bredbo, where a delegation of earnest hippies visited me with the word that ACDC wasn’t fit music for a peace-and-love festival but, after discussion, it was concluded by consensus that Bob Marley was both ideological sound and acceptable.

    Being very stoned 24/7 made it all seem quite rational.

    Bredbo? Good heavens, man, apart from the pub it has nothing to recommend it. Arctic in winter, baking in summer, bare, and dry as a dead dingo’s donger. No amount of hard rock music would make it bearable, no matter how stoned one might be.

    As for nekkid group massage, that kind of thing is just an excuse for ugly people to grope good looking people, and accordingly never interested me. 🙂

  138. egg_

    I stopped reading not long after the cliffhanger when Dr BeauGan was watching Maria soap herself in the shower.
    It concluded with Dr BG declaring he would have trouble sleeping that night. What a fizzer.

    Didn’t he have Maria sans undies and no glass topped table in sight?

  139. Dr BeauGin:

    There’s something about the bureaucratic mindset that gives me the creeps.

    Yep. The good Doc has finally worked it out.
    (Not meant as a negative comment, either. )
    Remember:

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

    Welcome to the Dictatorship of the Bureaucracy.

  140. Jupes:

    A good example tonight by Bolta. The topic was food as a weapon. He showed Sales, Anning, Morrison and Farage. Didn’t mention Robinson for some reason.

    Bolt has always been a Lefty stooge – it’s just that years ago he hid it.
    He hid it poorly, but he hid it, nevertheless.

  141. Roger

    That’s what I thought when I first heard it, Roger, but then I read in a fairly serious book that the origin is actually due to the word ‘slave’ our ‘slave’ coming from the attribution of slavery to the ‘slavic’ people.

    The word slav comes from a Sanskrit root meaning word; the Slavs were named – or named themselves – such because at the time they spoke the same language.

  142. Geriatric Mayfly

    I wonder what Greta’s sailing boat is made of?

    Balsa wood. The Con Tiki.

  143. Bruce of Newcastle

    Put down that toasted cheese sandwich and walk backwards with your hands in the air.

    Seniors dead choked by their grilled cheese (Google translate, via BCF)

    At least eight residents of shelters choked to death while eating a grilled cheese [sandwich] in recent years, prompting a coroner to ask the [Canadian] Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) to investigate the meal apparently if harmless.

    In the wake of its report, some 40 health facilities in the Montérégie region have already restricted the distribution of this dish.

    At the Montérégie-Center Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS), on which the Gertrude-Lafrance accommodation center is based, the menus were modified to restrict access to grilled cheese.

    Grilled cheese is deadly. We must ban the toasted cheese sandwiches that are killing grannies.

  144. BoN:

    I have a simple theory: Trump knows what he’s doing. This is the political equivalent of “Crazy Eddie,” the frenetic TV ad pitchman constantly hawking his “insane” sales on electronic goods. In Trump’s case, he’s forcing the left to max out its race card, such that the left’s bankruptcy after Trump’s re-election next year will be epic.

    I thought you were initally going to use TMIGE Crazy Eddie – a character I have a more than passing interest in.

  145. Fisky:
    An interesting consequence to this fracas is that only 2 Senators in Australia will allow the voters to have a say in immigration.
    All of them are saying that we don’t have the right.
    Bloody hypocrites.

  146. zyconoclast

    NT liquor licensing laws affect sale of household cooking products, vendors warned

    Some brands of soy sauce and other household cooking items could soon only be available to buy at licensed premises in Alice Springs, after several retailers in the town were sent a warning letter by the NT Government.

    Key Points:
    A letter sent to retailers warns selling sauce could violate liquor laws
    Retailers need a liquor licence to sell any product over 50mL that contains 1.15pc ethyl alcohol or more
    A business owner wants more details on what products are affected by the laws
    The ABC understands the acting director-general of licensing sent the letter to several retailers in the town late last week.

    It states that if a vendor wants to sell any product over 50ml that contains 1.15 per cent ethyl alcohol or more, they require a liquor licence, and if the items are being sold without a licence currently, it is in violation of the NT Liquor Act.

    “Vanilla Essence you can sort of get around, in the fact that it comes in a 50ml container” Ms Baker said.

    “[But] your soy sauce, your hand wash, your nail polish removers, rice wines, your sauces, your other various items that do contain alcohol are very hard to actually be able to find in a 50ml container, which is what they’re stating we can only sell it in.”

  147. zyconoclast

    A post-prison release service in far-western New South Wales is blaming delays at the Newcastle morgue for a spike in ice benders by some of its grief-stricken Aboriginal clients waiting up to six weeks to bury loved ones.

    The inquiry has heard ice detections within Broken Hill’s police precinct were up 91 per cent between 2017 and 2018.

    Spikes in the use of the drug have also been raised as part of the inquiry, allegedly linked to delayed burials for Aboriginal people whose bodies have been sent to Newcastle for a post-mortem examination.

    In 2017, a decision was made to stop local post-mortem examinations in Broken Hill for cases referred to the coroner and instead to transfer them to the mortuary in Newcastle.

  148. zyconoclast

    More than 4 million children in the Pacific region experience violent discipline at home, according to a report from organisations working on the ground.

    A survey of 700 people in Papua New Guinea found 27 per cent of parents and caregivers sometimes used physical punishment “over and over again, as hard as they could”.

    Nearly 70 per cent of the children surveyed reported feeling “scared and in pain in their community.”

    Ms Gerep said using violence as discipline was incredibly common.

    The report found one in 10 adolescent girls has experienced s3xual violence.

    It said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) had reported that over 50 per cent of the s3xual violence cases referred to its clinics were against minors.

  149. Ratting with Terriers.
    The dogs are having a great time!
    The rats, not so much.

  150. bespoke

    Winston Smith
    #3118722, posted on July 30, 2019 at 9:39 am
    Bespoke:
    The Red Flag video was interesting.
    However, doubts remain in my mind.
    With our transition to a low trust society, what else could the military have said? That the F35 was a donkey of an aircraft?
    It’s come to this – just about anything one reads in the media is a lie, or a half truth, or just wrong.
    The Achilles Heel of Democracy is the media along with our Universities. And now that both seem to be in favour of extinguishing our culture, the future is looking bleak.

    Not without a fight though !

  151. RobK

    “The yacht currently has a 377 kg internal combustion engine.”
    It’s as if he is describing the anchor.

  152. Farmer Gez

    Kimberley Kitching on Bolt again.

    Red faced from frequent fridge light exposure.

  153. Stackja:

    How many most recent indigenous health problems began after Gough ‘reform’?

    To be honest stack, I’d have to say >90%.

  154. Fisky:

    China has been absolutely smashed by the Trump tariffs. Their economy is teetering, soon to topple, like the USSR in 1984. Their only hope is for Joe Biden to beat Trump and run a total appeasement policy. The same people who are demanding “free trade” with China today, were also in favour of the US indefinitely extending agricultural credits to the Soviet Union in the 80s, before Reagan shut them down.

    The Communist Party in China have painted themselves into a corner where their only way to survive the anger of the people is war.
    Not very clever of them.
    Not very clever at all.

  155. Nob

    C.L.
    #3118864, posted on July 30, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    . The boat will be captained by professional race skipper Boris Herrmann and Malizia team founder Pierre Casiraghi …

    … playboy aristocrat grandson of Grace Kelly, helping to underscore the point that Environmentalism is an indulgence of and for the rich.

  156. ZK2A:

    “Alternatively, and preferably, the Constitution should provide, in spare terms, for the existence of the voice as an advisory body.”

    Not only no, but fuck, no.
    We know what you wedge pushing bastards are up to and I won’t have a bar of it.
    Any change to the Constitution will be given a big bloody fat ‘NO.’

    Piss off.

  157. Brice of Newcastle:

    I’m amused when I see Turkish news on SBS. Most of the stories are about Dear Leader. Which says quite a lot about the state of democracy in Turkey.

    I really hope President Trump has removed those nukes from Turkey…

  158. Kunkle Dragger:

    The metadata legislation as I understand it allows people to request information from telecommunications carriers for law enforcement purposes.

    Odd idn’t it, that so much legislation that goes through Parliament, ends up having so many holes in it that you could drive a truck through it, loaded with LPG bottles on the way to the local Christian HQ?
    You know, loopholes that continually frustrate the original intent of the legislation?

  159. hzhousweife:

    Beautiful morning, happy day here, hubby’s cancer specialist says come back in 5 years 🙂

    Good news.
    “There is nothing so exhilerating as being unsuccesfully shot at.” Winston Churchill.

  160. Ellie:

    Yes, I heard there is going to be an evil bald facist there.
    I also heard it is knickers optional.

    You’re not going to turn up with your knickers already in your handbag, are you?

    I ferkin derya!

  161. Top Ender:

    A White House official told Bloomberg the nature of the buildup wasn’t clear: but it came just over 24 hours after Beijing called the violence in Hong Kong a “creation of the US.”

    The Communist Party has thought this one out well – Hong Kong is within Chinas backyard, and it can call all it’s military resources where the US is at its weakest.
    China will try to pull the US into a confrontation and if the US responds militarily, it will lose.
    China will also try the strategy of splitting NATO away from the US.

  162. Bruce in WA:
    You bastard.
    I watched that girl video, and started to breathe funny.
    I’m filing this report from a bed in ICU and trying to explain the breathing issues and the boner.
    Lot’s of people are laughing, and I think it’s at me – not with me.

  163. bundyrum

    Just saw this today, 48 minutes long, but it should scare the pants off every Australian.

    https://youtu.be/770M2s6ZD8Y

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