Open Forum: August 10, 2019

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  1. Jannie

    Cheers Tom, the Page Break must drive you crazy.

  2. bespoke

    Arrrr matey I can live with the eye patch but stop stealing me blankets.

  3. egg_

    1735099
    #3130084, posted on August 13, 2019 at 5:37 am

    The GetUp! Troll Roster starts early these days?

  4. Mother Lode

    David Rowe is sorry he went 24 hours without feeding his TDS.

    If he is a typical leftist poseur he will, contrary to the impression he wished to make of judicious selection of the day’s topic, have his bin overflowing and floor covered in pictures of Trump being rutted by a blunderbuss with a tag reading ‘AK-47’, a naked Trump blimp hovering over Epstein’s compound with a sign saying ‘Epstein’s Compound and GOP’, and pictures of a naked Trump standing in Rowe’s kitchen making sure that the toast falls on the ground butter-side down – with tags saying ‘Butter’ and ‘Ground’.

  5. There’s some fascinating data presented here.

  6. Knuckle Dragger

    Beat me to it ML.

    All Rowe’s shit should have a three-page explanatory text detailing who is who.

    The context, however, is still clear. He clearly thinks this is ‘serious work’ designed to influence public opinion rather than highlight events of the day.

    Humour, of course, is beyond him.

  7. egg_

    Ahhhh – Terri Butler.

    I just can’t help it. She always reminds me of Lynne

    Yes the natural-dyed page-boy hair cut and the red-gash maw

    She looked flushed pink in the face towards the end, the horse tranquilisers may have been wearing off and the inner harridan emerging.

  8. egg_

    David Rowe is sorry he went 24 hours without feeding his TDS.

    AOC must be funnier to draw, with her jackass expressions.

  9. Mater

    The richest 1% of schools spent $3 billion. The poorest 50% spent $2.6 billion combined.
    The poorest 50% of schools teach nearly five times as many students.

    Sounds a bit like Australia’s progressive tax system. Not bloody fair is it? Everyone should be equal!

  10. Knuckle Dragger

    The inscrutable dry cleaners now saying they have evidence of ‘terrorist activity’ in Honkers.

    Stand by for the sacrifice of 20 or 30 HK riot police at the hands of two or three ‘gun-wielding protestors’ packing bog-standard AK47s or SKSs, and it’ll be on like Donkey Kong.

    They’re already using whatever their equivalent of CS gas inside railway stations and the like – which is a no-no, unless you’re prepared to write off the building for any sort of use as well as everything in it for months, if not forever.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    The richest 1% of schools spent $3 billion. The poorest 50% spent $2.6 billion combined.

    Shows you just how much some parents are willing to pay to get their children away from lefty indoctrination by teachers like Numbers.

    If schools just taught 3Rs and not qwerty first nations Marxism all the time, even in maths for goodness sake, we wouldn’t need private Christian schools.

  12. egg_

    Drought Panic Over

    Droughts, Australia, Climate Council.
    Professor Andy Pitman, UNSW

    In June Professor Andy Pitman quietly dropped a bomb:

    “…as far as the climate scientists know there is no link between climate change and drought.”

    “…there is no reason a priori why climate change should made the landscape more arid.“

    It must be politically advantageous to say so.
    /Gravytrain

  13. Mater

    Well said, Bruce. (Jazz hands are going! – I’m being considerate of your sensibilities)

  14. hzhousewife

    The request for passport numbers and dates of birth prompted a backlash from UTS staff, who ­refused to provide the information.

    All the Chicoms need is your mobile phone number these days, it is a de facto ID.

  15. egg_

    bogong moths are a delicacy
    Good grief
    You would have to be desperate

    When you’ve consumed all the easy prey megafauna, you have to resort to insects?

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mr Richardson said in the March 19 email that two HNU staff members would undertake a “shadowing program” during lectures, practical classes and tutorials delivered to the Chinese students in Australia.

    Wow. Imagine if the Ramsay Centre had required this sort of surveillance.
    Plus dates of birth and passport numbers of the academic staff.

  17. Mark A

    Shopping list of Michelangelo, the pictograms were for his servant, who did his shopping but was illiterate.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yep, lefty teachers just lurve this stuff:

    California’s proposed ethnic studies curriculum decried as anti-Semitic, left-wing ‘propaganda’

    A proposed ethnic-studies curriculum developed for California public high schools has ignited outrage over its shabby treatment of J-wish Americans and Israel, leading to fears that students could soon receive a crash course in anti-Semitism.

    The Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum contains sample course outlines on a broad array of minority groups, including Arab Americans — but not J-wish Americans — while promoting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and its supporters, including Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour.

    LGBTQ history curriculum required for Illinois public schools

    The Land of Lincoln will require public schools to incorporate LGBTQ figures into history lessons.

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed House Bill 246, which mandates the following: “In public schools only, the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.”

    Both stories from this morning. It’s no wonder so many people are fleeing Cali and Chicago, and not just because of all the rats, typhus and criminal violence.

  19. egg_

    A. Prince Andrew.
    B. Christopher Steele.
    C. Alexander Downer.
    D. Former Brit Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch.
    Any close personal connections between any of the above?

    Nothing new.
    Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies spent 2 weeks with JFK at a US beach allegedly making a fillum.

  20. mh

    We’ve all been here

    Hong Kong Free Press

    @HongKongFP
    A group of plainclothes officers, disguised as protesters, launched a surprise operation to arrest protesters outside SOGO department store in Causeway Bay. At least a dozen were arrested. The officers refused to answer reporters’ questions on their identity.#HongKong #antiELAB
    https://twitter.com/HongKongFP/status/1160560753742508033?s=20

  21. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bruce of Newcastle
    #3130107, posted on August 13, 2019 at 7:12 am
    Yep, lefty teachers just lurve this stuff:”

    I’m sure our very own Jooo hating SS guard will just lurve this stuff…..manna from heaven for him.

  22. zyconoclast

    ‘Now hiring’: Koch Foods holding job fair after Mississippi ICE raids

    Koch Foods announced on Facebook that the company will host a job fair on Monday after many of its workers at its two Mississippi plants were swept up in an immigration raid Wednesday.

  23. zyconoclast

    72 representatives don’t #skipthetrip, join largest-ever delegation to Isra3l

    (August 11, 2019 / JNS) A total of 41 Democrats and 31 Republicans are in Isra3l on overlapping party tours to get a firsthand view of the complex security challenges Isra3l faces and to express their unconditional, bipartisan support for the J00wish state.

  24. calli

    Well, well, well.

    I wonder which one went first? Not quite what I imagined, but still possible for the dominant one to mess around with the authorities’ minds after his demise.

  25. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.’

    Yeah, ok, but:

    How many trannies have been prominent in the leadership of any State or country – and if there were, wouldn’t we reasonably know about them? Bloody hell, the stories about Joan of Arc wearing men’s clobber are already well known – and she wasn’t a trannie, but preferred a plain trouser because it made it harder for her to be roped in prison.

    And as for the other categories, I would suggest this goes against the whole idea of referring to people by their different preferences or abilities first, rather than them as people. For years the retard advocates banged on about this sort of thing.

    ‘Helen Keller, the deaf dumb and blind chick who did a bit of teaching’ became ‘Helen Keller, the groundbreaking educator who had some disabilities’.

    Did these morons ever stop to think that the leading homos in any community might have preferred their rooting preference to be kept on the down low, or at least a very much secondary concern to their public achievements?

    Alexander the Great is rightly known as one of the great warrior conquerors and empire builders of all time. According to these muppets, he would now be known as ‘Alexander the Poof, who also happened to win the odd battle’.

  26. calli

    Those HK Chinese are relentless. They see the writing on the wall.

    And we should take note. The same fate awaits us here should there be any real pushback. But, of course, Australians would never demonstrate for more freedom, only less.

  27. Mother Lode

    One of the weird things about the Rowe cartoon is the drawing of Trump in the room with the Chinese dragon.

    We have seen the influence of the Chinese on our political parties. Lapdogs leaping about, tails wagging, telling us that China is our best friend and we should never do anything they don’t like.

    The US, on the other hand, has done…what?

  28. calli

    Everything in QwertyLand is viewed through the prism of sexuality. Everything. It’s an obsession.

    And now the obsession must be exercised by our little children too.

    Because too much perversion is never enough.

  29. Caveman

    FU EU

    Italy may leave.

  30. calli

    I’m still trying to work out what the “elephant in the room” is.

    Republicans?
    Global Domination?
    World Trade?
    Sovreignty?
    Common Sense?
    Illegal Poaching?

    Help me here, Cats.

  31. Mother Lode

    “…there is no reason a priori why climate change should made the landscape more arid.“

    What an odd way to phrase it.

    Want to know a secret, Pitman?

    There is nothing a posteriori either.

    Although the IPCC and the rest of the honking flock of alarmists do tend to speak out of their…ahem…posteriors.

  32. Mark A

    Caveman
    #3130120, posted on August 13, 2019 at 7:37 am

    FU EU
    Italy may leave.

    Any background info for the sudden outrage?

  33. calli

    Oh. I see.

    The trunk has GOP on it. First guess correct.

    If you have to label your cartoons, you’ve failed.

    Garrison take note. It becomes tedious.

  34. Knuckle Dragger

    Calli,

    I’d suggest the elefrump is the use of watercolours to disguise an inability to draw anything or anyone recognisable without name tags and giant pointy arrows.

  35. egg_

    Send the Tarin Kowt Kokoda mandarin to restore order among the rat-fuckers.

    Didn’t Kevni mention a diplomatic solution?
    Didn’t like the Trade Wars?
    /ratfvcked

  36. John Constantine

    We see that the Hong Kong proles protesting make the Hong Kong elites even more unswervingly committed to the rapid implementation of tyranny.

    Proles voting brexit make Britain’s elites even more unswervingly committed to tyranny.

    Americans voting Trump make American elites even more unswervingly committed to tyranny.

    Australia’s quisling corruptocracy kleptomaniac autocrats are the world’s cheapest corrupt elites.

    What are they signing and selling right now, in order to lock in tyranny eternally, regardless of how much the proles vote for freedom later?.

  37. calli

    On Ramirez’ cartoon.

    Castro by name. Castro by nature.

  38. DrBeauGan

    I sent a txt to Maria this morning commiserating with her on her headache. I got back:

    Si amor me inyectaron

    This may be missing some commas, in which case it translates as

    Yes, love, I had an injection.

    Or it might not, in which case it translates as

    If I have an injection of love .

    I am confused.

    It would be funny if there were a deliberate ambiguity, but I doubt if her written Spanish is up to it.

  39. egg_

    Australia’s quisling corruptocracy kleptomaniac autocrats are the world’s cheapest corrupt elites.

    What are they signing and selling right now, in order to lock in tyranny eternally, regardless of how much the proles vote for freedom later?.

    Whatever the UN/EU/WWF dictates, Comrade.

  40. John Constantine

    Australia’s turnbullites weep because they can’t completely sign up to join the European United commo dystopia. Only sign up to comply with as many European Union regulations as they can.

    Australia’s quisling godless commos however can sign right up to OBOR.

    Watching Hong Kong crush freedom protests, then rushing to sell out your own proles to the one belt one road secret police takes a traitors mentality.

    We see their yarragrad Nazgul satraps using chicom secret police technology to draw up lists of dissenters that go to football games.

    If they openly boast of this, how many other lists of dissenters has the Andrews government drawn up, and why does a state government need shipping containers full of assault rifles?.

    I have always loved Big Brother.

  41. egg_

    Si amor me inyectaron

    She was getting a meat injection?
    That’s her job?

  42. Mother Lode

    ABC banner – always laying bare the big news stories – says that the someone (probably a sack of teachers or an education bureaucrat) in the ACT is warning us that the government is letting dyslexic kids down.

    I am prepared to go out on a limb here and take a guess that the solution is more spending on more programs, more spending on teachers, and more spending…just because.

    What is funny about these mewling socialists trying to ply us with tales of woe is that I doubt there is a socialist country anywhere that entertains all these special programs that Western socialists foretell will blossom under their benevolent (or else) leadership.

  43. Mother Lode

    Well said, Bruce. (Jazz hands are going! – I’m being considerate of your sensibilities)

    Arrgh!

    I am one of those (argh!) people who is (yelp!) overloaded by sibilants (errk! argh!).

  44. Eyrie

    Whatever it would cost to pay out Philip Lowe’s contract would be worth it many times over. The guy is a loon.

  45. Bruce of Newcastle

    She’s baaack.

    The main opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez (Frente de Todos) won the presidential primary elections (PASO) by a landslide on Sunday. Mr. Fernandez, whose ticket included former president Cristina Kirchner as running mate, won almost 48% of the votes, well ahead of incumbent president Mauricio Macri (Juntos por El Cambio) with 32% of the votes. The nearly 16 percentage point gap was much larger than what could be inferred from virtually all polls, which pointed to a tight race between the top two contenders.

    Mr. Fernandez’s strong performance in the primaries already leaves him well positioned to win the elections in the first round on October 27, without the need for a run-off. Argentine constitutional rules determine that a front runner presidential candidate who obtains more than 45% of the valid votes or who obtains more than 40% of the valid votes together with a 10 point-lead over of the runner-up will be automatically elected.

    Argies never miss an opportunity to shoot themselves in both feet. Kirchner is the gal whose economics minister was a professor of Marxist economics. Then there’s the murder of prosecutor Alberto Nisman who suffered a latino version of Arkancide.

    Macri Massacre Cuts Stocks In Half Today As Argentina Slides Into The Abyss

  46. DrBeauGan

    Si amor me inyectaron

    She was getting a meat injection?
    That’s her job?

    I don’t know, Egg. It’s possible. There are questions I don’t ask her.

    I enjoy her company and she is very good to look at. She has a sense of humour. Against that, her favourite movie is Pretty Woman and she likes Lennon’s Imagine and Bruno Mars, a sure sign of depraved taste.

  47. egg_

    I thought NASA favoured the robot model of interplanetary exploration (vs manned)?

  48. Top Ender

    Richard the Lion-Heart was said to be a bit suss, although some say it was a vicious rumour spread by his enemies.

    Could he be an Illinois study? Nope, ‘cos nasty military.

  49. Mother Lode

    Beto changes a tire

    What is this? Some kind of Car Conversion Therapy?

    What if the car identified as having a flat?

    This man is a monster! He is literally* Hitler.

    Obviously I mean ‘literally’ figuratively.

  50. I doubt there is a socialist country anywhere that entertains all these special programs

    The Finns do pretty well.
    And they fit the definition of “socialist” promoted here.

  51. Top Ender

    Setback for Cloive?

    A four-year standoff between Clive Palmer and villa owners at his mothballed Sunshine Coast ­resort is set for a breakthrough, with a new powerline enabling some of the owners to return or sell their units.

    The timeshare holders, who invested up to $100,000 for part shares in the villas, have been waging a war with Mr Palmer since the once glittering resort was shut in 2015.

    Some owners say they have been prevented from accessing their apartments, and water and electricity, which is controlled by the resort, has been cut, leaving the villas “unsellable”.

    But the investors, mostly retirees, have installed a separate powerline to the villas, meaning they can live in them or sell them, ending their four-year nightmare.

    While the new 200m, $120,000 line will power 30 villas near the resort’s golf course — once rated the top course in Australia — the 64 villas in the tennis complex section remain without electricity.

    Villa owner Chris Shannon said the new line was expected to be switched on by Friday.

    Oz

  52. Caveman

    Any background info for the sudden outrage?

    I think more point of privilege getting sensory overload from ABC.
    It triggered me, EU wanting to ban certain use of names , such as “Fetta” if Australia wants free trade. And then hearing Italy may leave , I just went burko.

  53. We see that the Hong Kong proles protesting make the Hong Kong elites even more unswervingly committed to the rapid implementation of tyranny…

    The drums begin to roll.

  54. Top Ender

    Just out in the Daily Mail:


    EXCLUSIVE: A dozen FBI agents raid Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Pedophile Island’, pulling up to his Caribbean getaway in speedboats and roaming the grounds in golf carts, two days after pervert billionaire’s suicide

    FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s US Virgin Island – Little St. James – on Monday morning and afternoon, exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows

    At least a dozen agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier and driving around the 71.5 acre grounds on golf carts

    Other officials with ‘FBI’ lettering on clear display were later seen overlooking the sea from the top of Epstein’s remote luxury home

    The raid comes two days after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday morning

    An onlooker told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m on a boat charter with guests. We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people landing on the island’

    The home – dubbed ‘pedophile island’ and ‘orgy island’ – is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier

    Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island

  55. Top Ender

    Just out in the Daily Mail:


    EXCLUSIVE: A dozen FBI agents raid Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘P edophile Island’, pulling up to his Caribbean getaway in speedboats and roaming the grounds in golf carts, two days after pervert billionaire’s suicide

    FBI agents were seen raiding Jeffrey Epstein’s US Virgin Island – Little St. James – on Monday morning and afternoon, exclusive DailyMailTV footage shows

    At least a dozen agents were seen disembarking speedboats at the pier and driving around the 71.5 acre grounds on golf carts

    Other officials with ‘FBI’ lettering on clear display were later seen overlooking the sea from the top of Epstein’s remote luxury home

    The raid comes two days after the 66-year-old was found dead by suicide in his New York jail cell early on Saturday morning

    An onlooker told DailyMailTV: ‘I’m on a boat charter with guests. We were enjoying lunch when we saw over a dozen people landing on the island’

    The home – dubbed ‘p edophile island’ and ‘orgy island’ – is at the center of an ongoing sex trafficking probe into the criminal financier

    Allegations have been made that underage girls were used as sex slaves and repeatedly abused inside a temple on the island

  56. Entropy

    Argies never miss an opportunity to shoot themselves in both feet. Kirchner is the gal whose economics minister was a professor of Marxist economics. Then there’s the murder of prosecutor Alberto Nisman who suffered a latino version of Arkancide.

    The story of South America is the belief that socialism will really work next time. Right nose and repeat.
    The only lesson from South America is what not to do.
    Even a country like Chile started off by murdering a lot of people. The ends do not justify the means.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    EXCLUSIVE: A dozen FBI agents raid Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘P edophile Island’, pulling up to his Caribbean getaway in speedboats and roaming the grounds in golf carts, two days after pervert billionaire’s suicide

    Jurisdiction??

  58. Helen

    Cassie, Tinta, who do you escalate to? The editor of the newspaper?

  59. struth

    Good Moaning.

    We’ll ask you again , Sniffy Mc Lowenergy, if Finland is socialist, with private sector ownership, why wasn’t Nazi Germany?
    You know, the National Socialists?

  60. Leigh Lowe

    Island in US Virgin Islands so presumably FBI have coverage.
    Question?
    Why wasn’t it raided concurrent with his arrest?

  61. Up The Workers!

    I see in today’s fish and chip wrappers that the criminal brains behind the world’s biggest ecstasy-in-tomato-soup-can drug-smuggling crime, are the latest lucky aspiring beneficiaries of what passes for Dodgy Dan and the Crim’s Party “Law-and-Disorder” policy to put murderers, druggies and other criminal scumbags back on our streets courtesy of the entirely forseeable “Lawyer X” excuse.

    The crim-friendly Dodgy Dan and his 40 Thieves are evidently promoting a crime-led economic recovery.

    Just think of all the extra squillions of dollars in taxpayer-funded Legal Aid cash this will generate into the pockets of bleeding-heart Leftard defence lawyers, barristers, ambulance-chasers and other Labor freeloading parasites on the public tit once these newly-freed murderers, robbers and stand-over merchants start plying their trade once again.

    When they finally get around to freeing Tony Mokbel (he comes with an excellent character reference from former Labor(sic) M.H.R. (Member of the House of Reprehensibles) Kelvin Thompson) I reckon they should make him Chief Commissioner of the Crims’ Party Police Farce in Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra.

    What could go wrong?

    He couldn’t possibly do a worse job than that done by the State’s last 3 Labor-appointed Chief Commissioners, Christine Overweight, Simon Nixoff and the Ashton’s Circus Ringmaster, now could he?

    And with Labor incompetence having killed off Victoria’s whole waste-recycling industry, he could probably even manage to find a profitable use for all those impounded tons and tons of imported tomato soup cans stuffed chock-a-block full with ecstasy drugs.

    Labor(sic) – cunning as a sh*t-house rat and twice as unhygienic!

  62. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The room wasn’t packed to capacity. I didn’t think it was a big turnout considering it was a representation of NSW conservatives. Maybe it wasn’t advertised widely. Maybe people feared turning up and being assaulted by the (minimal) protesters present.

    Thanks for the info, Ellie. Sorry we didn’t get there. I am trying to think why, because the line up of speakers was outstanding. We were booked up with kitchen stuff and family stuff but that could all have been done another time if we had thought enough about going when we first heard of it. Something came through the email, IPA I think, and I think something in the Speccie (I may be wrong there), but it didn’t really hit our consciousness till it was too late to change already-made arrangements. In that sense, Keneally has one everyone a favour, as this conference is now firmly embedded in the mind of many conservatives as something to look out for next year.

    I think we also had in mind that you had to do the full three days, which with our commitments is sometimes difficult. If you could book per day it might be easier for many people, although to be honest we could have just paid for the lot as a donation and turned up only to those sessions that interested us. Just thinking aloud here about why there was the under-subscription you noted. We’ll get there next year for sure. These functions are great occasions to meet with other like-minded souls and particularly to meet some other Cats should they wish to disclose this information, plus the opportunity to meet even Doomlord His Very Self.

    Megan, a scone-making Kitteh would always be welcome at ours for any partaking of tea. We are fairly Open House about entertaining. Our place is not the largest one we have ever had (I hope I haven’t misled people there as some of my earlier disguised reveries re bringing up our children referred to our Killara home, which was a typical large ‘executive’ mansion). However, Rafe has suggested our current rather Art Deco home in Vaucluse, with its harbor views, enlargement to open plan living and with its easy street parking for visitors would suit very well as a ‘salon’ for Catallaxy politics, poetry and prose gatherings – something we might consider when Arthur is off my plate. Vogan poets are always welcome, of course. I am one of those myself. 🙂

    And thinking of our children – that poor girl who was killed by that damn tree in the prime of her life, leaving her little family totally bereft, was so upsetting. She seems from the reports to have been rather like my own daughter, same age, happily married, same number of children, same stellar career; all gone in the stroke of some greenie counsellor’s refusing pen, most likely.

  63. Helen

    DrBeauGan
    #3130130, posted on August 13, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Beaugy, write back

    Que?

  64. why wasn’t Nazi Germany?

    Probably for the same reason that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea isn’t (you know) actually “democratic”.
    Nomenclature for dipshits.
    It doesn’t fool most, but there are some very gullible individuals posting here.

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    LL,

    A hand- picked clean up crew, I would have thought.

    Otherwise it would have happened immediately before, during or concurrent with his arrest.

  66. struth

    Island in US Virgin Islands so presumably FBI have coverage.
    Question?
    Why wasn’t it raided concurrent with his arrest?

    It wasn’t about finding evidence……………………………..
    It was about confiscating it.

  67. Shy Ted

    Si amor me inyectaron
    Google translate says “If love infected me”. Make of that what you will. By the by Beaugy, can you get Camel unfiltered in Cuba? Can’t think of anything nicer than a plump-breasted Cuban babe followed by the sweet, sweet Camel smoke. Mind you it’s only 8.15. Got diddled on my last Camel purchase, same packs and assurances of “no filter” but they were. Not worth smug ling back into Austopia.

  68. Leigh Lowe

    It wasn’t about finding evidence……………………………..
    It was about confiscating it.

    I guess that is what I am saying.

  69. Boambee John

    cohenite
    #3130011, posted on August 12, 2019 at 11:12 pm
    The woman who was killed by the falling tree was no slouch.

    The council had inspected the wooden killer a few months prior. I hope her hubbie and kids sues the city of melbornistan for squillions.

    The precedent has already been set.

    About 15 years ago, couple in Nowra asked the local council for permission to remove a huge gum tree overhanging their tural house. Permission refused.

    Not long after, the tree came down on the house in a storm, killing the husband. Widow sued the council, got a big payout.

  70. struth

    why wasn’t Nazi Germany?

    Probably for the same reason that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea isn’t (you know) actually “democratic”.
    Nomenclature for dipshits.
    It doesn’t fool most, but there are some very gullible individuals posting here.

    It’s not the official name……..it’s what you called it.
    No deflection tolerated here, sunshine.

    You have described Finland as socialist, but Nazi Germany not socialist.
    Forgetting official names, how have you come to that conclusion?
    Simple Question.

  71. If Epstein didn’t have a backup deadman switch, he’s a fool.
    The scab has been rightly pulled off the oozing sore which is the Swamp. Killing Epstein was an act of utter stupidity by desperate crooks.
    I hope The Trumpmeister has cancelled an awful lot of passports, and has a list of the top suspects. The key to “the scam is up” will be simultaneous exits of the persons on that list.

  72. Leigh Lowe:
    Set fire to railway sleeper.

    Kill sheep.
    Gut sheep.
    Shave sheep.
    Stick a star picket up sheep’s arse.
    Add salt, but nothing else.
    Rotate over coals until sheep is cooked.
    The end.
    Fuckin’ balsamic.
    Really?

    The only non-tosser recipe to date.
    Why put all this other fruit bloody salad on it?

  73. thefrollickingmole

    Oh. I see.

    The trunk has GOP on it. First guess correct.

    I thought that as well, but I think its meant to be GDP as in our GDP will suffer in a trade war between the 2.
    Not a bad point to make but FFS its so shitty drawn in his quest to finally make Trump so hideous to look at no-one in Australia will vote for him.

  74. struth

    If Epstein didn’t have a backup deadman switch, he’s a fool.

    The FBI are just cleaning that up now, as we see.

  75. Knuckle Dragger

    Winston,

    The rash of upcoming prominent ‘suicides’ will be both astonishing and predictable.

  76. thefrollickingmole

    Ponzi scheme in trouble?
    No worries, go harder…

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-13/infrastructure-body-says-roads-and-transport-must-catch-up/11407114
    The cost of congested roads and over-crowded public transport systems will double unless governments do more than just play “catch up” on transport projects, Australia’s infrastructure advisory body has warned.

    Infrastructure Australia (IA) said services were coming under “unprecedented” pressure and the current boom in construction projects needed to become the “new normal” to keep pace with population growth and changing consumer demands.

    “The current infrastructure program must do more than plug the immediate funding gap,” Infrastructure Australia’s CEO Romilly Madew said as she released an audit of the nation’s transport, telecommunications, water, energy and social infrastructure needs over the next 15 years.

  77. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No mercy’: China vows crackdown after Hong Kong airport protest

    By Natasha Khan
    The Wall Street Journal
    19 minutes ago August 13, 2019
    180 Comments

    A large crowd of anti-government demonstrators shut down Hong Kong’s airport and stranded thousands of passengers yesterday, as officials in Beijing responded to the weekend’s violent clashes by saying they saw signs of terrorism emerging in the protests.

    Hong Kong’s airport authority cancelled all departing flights Monday afternoon as well as some arrivals after thousands of demonstrators thronged the arrival and departure halls, joining a sit-in at the terminal that has run since Friday. They gathered to protest what they say was police brutality over a bloody weekend that saw some of the worst clashes between police and protesters in more than two months of demonstrations.

    Amid an apparent military build-up in the city of Shenzen on the border with Hong Kong, Chinese officials focused on what they called “deranged acts” by those protesters, including throwing gasoline bombs, saying they marked the emergence of terrorism in the partly autonomous Chinese city.

    “Radical Hong Kong protesters have repeatedly used extremely dangerous tools to attack police officers,” Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Chinese government’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office said in a news briefing yesterday, according to Chinese state media. “The first signs of terrorism are starting to appear.”

    Mr Yang said such violence must be severely punished, “without leniency, without mercy.”

    This morning scores of military vehicles began rolling toward Hong Kong from Shenzen City.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  78. Mother Lode

    EU wanting to ban certain use of names , such as “Fetta”

    Blerch!

    They are welcome to it.

    Still, it shows the deadening effect of the EU on European culture.

    They must guard everything they can because they sense they will not be producing much of interest in the future. And the EU is assuming a sort of proprietary role over things with their regulation.

  79. Tel

    If Epstein didn’t have a backup deadman switch, he’s a fool.

    I somehow doubt he spent much of his life thinking about the public good.

  80. Forgetting official names, how have you come to that conclusion?

    Because I know the history.
    Unlike the Right, which has rewritten it because they are terrified of being reminded that the NAZIs were wedded to principles (racial purity, condemnation of specific ethnicities or religions and nationalism) that they espouse.

    From the link –

    He (Hitler) repeatedly pushed back efforts by economically left-leaning elements of the party to enact socialist reforms, saying in a 1926 conference in Bamberg (organized by Nazi Party leaders over the very question of the party’s ideological underpinnings) that any effort to take the homes and estates of German princes would move the party toward communism and that he would never do anything to assist “communist-inspired movements.” He prohibited the formation of Nazi trade unions, and by 1929 he outright rejected any efforts by Nazis who argued in favor of socialistic ideas or projects in their entirety.

  81. John of Mel

    Bruce

    If schools just taught 3Rs and not qwerty first nations Marxism all the time, even in maths for goodness sake, we wouldn’t need private Christian schools.

    Unfortunately, even private schools are not a guarantee from brainwashing. Our friends’ kid finished expensive private school last year, and she is a full blown climate looney, to the point of becoming a vegetarian for the cause.

    Homeschooling seems like the only option now.

  82. cohenite

    Australia meeting with the chincon pacific islander countries who are all leveraging their chink connections via globall warming and sea level rising to get squillions out of the aussies. I bet scomo’s minions don’t have a copy of the BoM records about sea level in the Pacific which show fuck all sea level rise for near on 30 years:

    Pacific Sea Level and Geodetic Monitoring Project
    Monthly Sea Level and Meteorological Statistics

  83. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh, forgot to say too, that last night, Hairy’s carbon footprint prevailed when it came to the essential carnivore. I favoured the Chinese, haunt of faithful locals, but Hairy steered us to the fairly newly renovated Rose Bay Hotel. We had poked our noses in their well-reviewed dining room previously but were put off at that time by the extremely noisy Friday night crowd; this time he noted as we drove by seeking parking that it was, on a Monday, half-empty; so in we go. Gastro-pub food, reasonably basic in style and well-priced, loads of fries a la France and man-sized servings au l’Americain (help!). The renovation is rather good, inflects Art Deco rather than tries to revert to its original Art Deco, so all very tasteful and modern. Four stars. Good for a quick grab at a bite.

  84. thefrollickingmole

    Hmmm, its almost as if they arent actually “rare” at all, but almost baked into a high ruinables energy generation system.

    reversed from the article.

    National Grid blamed the “incredibly rare” nationwide power cut on a severe slump in the grid’s frequency – a measure of energy intensity – following the unexpected shutdown of two power generators.

    Vs

    National Grid had experienced three blackout “near-misses” in as many months before Friday’s major outage left almost a million homes in the dark and forced trains to a standstill around the UK.

    Plus some Olympic class weaseling
    A spokesman for National Grid said these events were “independent”. He added that there was “no trend or prediction of more frequency excursions”.

    “Over the past four years frequency has regularly fluctuated between the agreed limits, as part of the normal day-to-day operation of the electricity system,” he added.

    ….
    National Grid has managed to avoid wide scale blackouts by triggering last-minute contracts to help it stabilise the grid and avoid breaching the crucial 49.5Hz limit set by the regulator.

    It contracts energy suppliers to ramp up their output from generators and batteries to make up for an outage, and offers contracts to companies such as factories and supermarkets, which can temporarily cut their energy demand to help stabilise the frequency of the grid.

    But many of the companies tasked with supplying the “safety net services” – such as batteries and diesel farms, which are banks of small-scale generators – have warned that National Grid is not doing enough to safeguard the system against blackouts.

    The UK’s booming renewable energy output can make it more difficult for National Grid to balance the frequency of the grid, which was originally built to accommodate fossil fuel power plants, which generate more intensive energy.

  85. It’s not the official name……..it’s what you called it.

    Tell me, old mate, what does this spell – 조선민주주의인민공화국?
    Strange how they use it on their website if it’s not “official””.
    But this is Catallaxy, where there are several versions of fact available at any one time.

  86. mh

    … as officials in Beijing responded to the weekend’s violent clashes by saying they saw signs of terrorism emerging in the protests.

    Of course they did.

  87. calli

    I thought that as well, but I think its meant to be GDP as in our GDP will suffer in a trade war between the 2.

    Chuckle.

    If he’s reduced to labelling crucial elements of his cartoons, you’d think he could do it clearly.

  88. hzhousewife

    This morning scores of military vehicles began rolling toward Hong Kong from Shenzen City.

    The flights out will be full. The awaiting boltholes in Melbourne and Sydney will be filling.

  89. Leigh Lowe

    Tel

    #3130179, posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:53 am

    If Epstein didn’t have a backup deadman switch, he’s a fool.

    I somehow doubt he spent much of his life thinking about the public good

    And, until the day they put the cuffs on him at Teteboro airport, thought he had immunity.
    Someone has decided to yank his chain for some reason.
    What was the trigger after all these years.

  90. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3130177, posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Tiananmen!

  91. calli

    … as officials in Beijing responded to the weekend’s violent clashes by saying they saw signs of terrorism emerging in the protests.

    Yes. The terrorism of singing hymns outside the police station.

    That type of terrorism.

  92. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Australia meeting with the chincon pacific islander countries who are all leveraging their chink connections via globall warming and sea level rising to get squillions out of the aussies.

    The global warming hoax is losing its moral grip. This is a last gasp by the canny island nations. From hereon in the ugly head of Real Politik will dominate the play. It will be China, China, China.

  93. struth

    Answer the question, dipshit.
    Please don’t link to young girl left wing activist’s statements as historical record, you make a gigantic fool of yourself………………………..even more so.

    Answer the question.

    Go…………..

  94. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Tiananmen!

    That is a recurring thought, yes.

  95. stackja

    U.S. Senate leader: Any violent crackdown in Hong Kong would be ‘completely unacceptable’

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would be “completely unacceptable,” while Trump administration officials urged all sides to refrain from violence.

    “The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom,” McConnell wrote in tweet.

    “Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable. … The world is watching.”

  96. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mafia crime bosses who tried to import Australia’s biggest ever ecstasy haul – concealed in tomato tins – make bid for freedom over Lawyer X scandal

    Rob Karam is appealing his sentence for his part in the importation of drugs
    Karam was part of a syndicate that attempt to smuggle in 15 million ecstasy pills
    Lawyer X provided information that helped take down the syndicate
    His lawyers will argue the documents about the drugs were illegally obtained

    Daily Mail.

  97. struth

    What made Finland socialist but National Socialist Germany not?
    Simple question.

  98. stackja

    Leader McConnell
    @senatemajldr
    The people of Hong Kong are bravely standing up to the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing tries to encroach on their autonomy and freedom. Any violent crackdown would be completely unacceptable. As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching

  99. Tel

    Tiananmen!

    The CCP has somewhat successfully erased the memory of how they murdered protesters but it’s going to be extremely difficult for them to trash Hong Kong and then order a billion people to forget what they saw.

    This could crystallize the Chinese people’s understanding of their position of peasants under a new dynasty.

  100. Leigh Lowe

    If anyone is interested, last night we had home-made chicken (urk) schnitzel and mash, washed down with tumblers of Aldi red in our humble art gecko abode.

  101. Roger

    I bet scomo’s minions don’t have a copy of the BoM records about sea level in the Pacific which show fuck all sea level rise for near on 30 years

    No, but they’ll have the computer modelling from CSIRO experts at hand showing catastrophe looms if Australia doesn’t hand over billions to the Pacific Island big men.

    GIGO.

  102. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The UK’s booming renewable energy output can make it more difficult for National Grid to balance the frequency of the grid, which was originally built to accommodate fossil fuel power plants, which generate more intensive energy.

    Of course it is and of course they do.
    Blind Freddie must have been away on renewables planning day.

  103. Geriatric Mayfly

    And the EU is assuming a sort of proprietary role over things with their regulation.

    It took about 600 pages to arrive at the ‘correct’ description of an egg. The cabbage too was put under an electron microscope. And as for the acceptable bend in a banana who knows what they used as a template.

  104. What made Finland socialist but National Socialist Germany not?

    The Facts of History.

  105. thefrollickingmole

    If Epstein didn’t have a backup deadman switch, he’s a fool.

    Id be guessing it was the finding and removing of Epsteins backup which left him vulnerable to “suicide”.

    It will turn out hes been honey trapping pollies & business people all over the world, possibly for multiple agencies in different countries.
    All of whom would have a vested interest in seeing nothing get out.
    Sad thing is nothing much will, lots of light and noise for the next 6 months then SFA

    (except maybe a blurry deepfake of Trump molesting a goat 3 days before the election)

  106. Leigh Lowe

    The UK’s booming renewable energy output can make it more difficult for National Grid to balance the frequency of the grid, which was originally built to accommodate fossil fuel power plants, which generate proper electricity. more intensive energy.

  107. stackja

    McConnell on Democracy and Autonomy in Hong Kong: “The World Is Watching”
    07.23.19
    ‘…Beijing and its agents have overreached. But they are recalculating. Postponing action on this legislation while biding time to resume the encroachment. This is not just a matter for the people of Hong Kong. The PRC’s treatment of Hong Kong – just like its treatment of Uighurs or Tibetans Beijing claims as citizens – is an indicator of how China’s rulers will behave abroad. All nations who trade with the PRC should be watching the drama unfolding on the streets of Hong Kong.’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law:

    “So, at a time when China faces slowing growth, Beijing should seek to emulate Hong Kong. Not to engulf Hong Kong and remake it in the image of the Chinese Communist Party. The PRC has long been working hard under the surface to increase its influence and power. In Hong Kong, like in so many other areas, China’s used its approach that experts have called ‘hide and bide.’ Hiding their intentions and biding their time. Slowly slicing away resistance. Building leverage. And encroaching, one little step at a time.

    “In the case of Hong Kong, Beijing and its agents have overreached. But they are recalculating. Postponing action on this legislation while biding time to resume the encroachment. This is not just a matter for the people of Hong Kong. The PRC’s treatment of Hong Kong – just like its treatment of Uighurs or Tibetans Beijing claims as citizens – is an indicator of how China’s rulers will behave abroad. All nations who trade with the PRC should be watching the drama unfolding on the streets of Hong Kong.

  108. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    our humble art gecko abode

    I once had a little gecko I called Arty. I hope that counts. 🙂

    Our current abode is graced by a little pottery gecko.
    He is a Gaudi gecko. Rather gaudy.

  109. Knuckle Dragger:

    The inscrutable dry cleaners now saying they have evidence of ‘terrorist activity’ in Honkers.
    Stand by for the sacrifice of 20 or 30 HK riot police at the hands of two or three ‘gun-wielding protestors’ packing bog-standard AK47s or SKSs, and it’ll be on like Donkey Kong.

    Yes – straight out of the Nazi handbook. Apart from the lack of concentration camp Polish soldiers to be killed off by the Nazis, it will be a replay of the Gleiwitz Incident.
    The only real counter to these sorts of operations is knowing the Communist Playbook and alerting the world to what comes next.

  110. John Constantine

    The first quarter of a trillion dollars australian states are borrowing in the next four years is just to patch up the infrastructure deliberately overloaded by billionaire donor property ponxi developers.

    Big crony corruption got us here, a trillion dollars borrowed and fed into big crony corruption will lock us in with no way out.

    Just as intended.

    Watching the horror in Hong Kong. then rushing off to sign your proles up to one belt one road slavery before anybody can stop you–is this a normal human reaction?.

    OBOR is human trafficking, the andrews government and the sellers of Darwin are no different to the tribal chiefs of North Africa that sold off their dissenters for beads and trinkets to the Ottomans.

    There is to be no exit from OBOR, we are signed up and locked in.

    Comrades.

  111. Roger

    Australia’s peak recycling body is calling for government investment as the export of rubbish ceases, promising a booming local industry with up to 5000 new jobs.

    If the future is so promising why not advise your members to apply for bank loans to fund their expansion?

  112. stackja

    Coach, Givenchy in hot water over China T-shirt row
    BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese brand ambassadors of fashion labels from Coach to Givenchy have severed ties with the companies over products which they said violated China’s sovereignty by identifying Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries.

    The brands are the latest to get into hot water over political issues in China, which has been more assertive in its territorial claims and how it expects foreign companies doing businesses in China to describe them.

    Italian luxury label Versace and its artistic director, Donatella Versace, apologized on Sunday after one of its T-shirts, depicting the territories of Hong Kong and Macau as countries, was criticized on Chinese social media. here

    The Company apologizes for the design of its product and a recall of the t-shirt has been implemented in July. The brand accepts accountability and is exploring actions to improve how we operate day-to-day to become more conscientious and aware.

  113. Mater

    1735099
    #3129202, posted on August 12, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I have never darkened the door of an RSL since 1971…
    They are a thoroughly corrupt organisation slowly being dragged into the 21st century by people like James Brown.

    Remind me never to earn your respect and/or gratitude.

    1735099
    #2991554, posted on April 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    After I returned from Vietnam, it was fifteen years before I marched on ANZAC Day. The first time was in 1985 only because I felt I owed a gesture of respect and thanks to the local RSL, who had donated $500 to my school. I was the principal of a Special School at the time.

    You’re a low act, Bob. Anything to appear to come out on top of an argument.

  114. Geriatric Mayfly

    The awaiting boltholes in Melbourne and Sydney will be filling.

    Plenty of empty houses in the style of the French chateau around Balwyn will be in for a surprise.

  115. stackja

    Italian luxury label Versace following Mao self criticism policy?

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Facts of History.

    Like the facts that are emerging, as various authors do their research in the North Vietnamese archives?

  117. Mother Lode

    Doesn’t the 3R’s stand for:

    Rogering
    Rectums
    Repeatedly?

    It is astonishing to discover that all those teachers from the last couple of centuries up until a few years ago were getting it so wrong.

  118. mh

    I won’t be buying Coach or Versace again.

  119. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Here is a pic of our Gaudi gecko’s dad.

    His little pottery son at ours is properly-sized. Only four inches long. Same colourful markings.
    Underneath him is written IEEE Infocom2006, 25th Anniversary, Barcelona. Present to Hairy. 🙂

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    We have a new winner in the end of the world stakes!

    73 days to drop fossil fuels or face “climate catastrophe”: Elizabeth May (via BCF)

    In an apocalyptic tweet, the leader of the Green Party, Elizabeth May warned Canadians that we would face “unsafe levels” of heat and “climate catastrophe” if we don’t transition off fossil fuels before the next election.

    Any advance on 73 days? On the other hand I think if I was Canadian I’d quite like an unsafe level of heat so that I could take my parka off.

  121. Remind me never to earn your respect and/or gratitude.

    If I had the respect of any of the neanderthals who post here, (including you), I’d be very unhappy.

  122. Top Ender

    Interesting:

    Uganda confronts Idi Amin’s bloody legacy
    KAMPALA
    JANE FLANAGAN

    His rule was marked by unimaginable horrors and many thousands of state-sponsored killings, yet Uganda’s national amnesia around Idi Amin has left no public memorials to the dead or opportunities for reconciliation. Until now.

    Sixteen years after his death in exile in Saudi Arabia, a selection of newly discovered photographs of the corpulent despot is on show in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin is finally pressing the leader’s family and the families of his victims to confront his bloody legacy.

    I walked through the exhibition at the Uganda Museum with Phoebe Luwum, who was eight in 1977 when her father, Archbishop Janani Luwum, a vocal critic of the regime, died in suspicious circumstances. His family was told he had died in a car crash but his body, still in ecclesiastical robes, was riddled with bullets.

    An image of Amin and the archbishop from the mid-1970s was among thousands of negatives recently unearthed by researchers at the state broadcaster’s offices.

    Even when it was taken, the cleric would have known what danger he was in. That he refused to go into exile, staying true to his calling and paying with his life, left his daughter angry for years.

    “I felt that if he loved the church so much, why did he get married and have children?” Ms Luwum said.

    The archbishop was later recognised as a martyr by the Church of England and his statue is among the modern martyrs at Westminster Abbey.

    The new Amin archive has helped Ms Luwum reflect on his decision and Amin’s place in her country’s history. “It was only recently that I could watch or read anything to do with Amin,” she said. “But I can now look at these pictures and see that he was a man who had many sides.”

    To the world beyond Uganda, Amin presented himself as a larger-than-life dictator and sometime clown. He was lampooned on Saturday Night Live in the US and by a blacked-up star of The Benny Hill Show in Britain. Even as the Queen entertained him at Buckingham Palace in 1972, Amin’s henchmen were slaying his foes.

    The photographers from the Ugandan ministry of information who trailed after him knew how to keep his menacing side out of shot. The pictures give us Amin the devoted father (he had dozens of children); the fleshy leader bursting out of bathing shorts and eccentric colonial garb; and the African Big Man thundering into a microphone.

    The absence of images that reflect the regime’s brutality — up to 300,000 people murdered after falling foul of the state — presented curators with a dilemma. Only the juxtaposition of victims’ portraits offers balance to the positive spin.

    A few pictures along from the archbishop is one of Kay Amin, the polygamous leader’s fourth wife, in white Western fashions and with hair piled high. Its description reveals: “Her dismembered body was discovered on August 14, 1974.”

    Even such an arguably nuanced treatment of the archive has failed to placate some of Amin’s relatives. His oldest daughter, Maimouna, 55, visited with an open mind but left appalled at the exhibition’s “one-sided view”. She is incensed that it will soon begin touring the country.

    “All they talk about is the negative, negative, negative,” she said. “There were so many good things that my father did — the foundation of what Uganda stands on. No one ever writes about that.”

    Nelson Abiti, who curated the exhibition with academics from universities in Michigan, Western Australia and Johannesburg, said they anticipated a range of reactions.

    “This is the first time we are talking about some of the darkest moments of Uganda’s past. Some of our young people are hearing it for the first time. We are just at the start of a very long story.”

    THE TIMES

  123. Leigh Lowe

    Mater at 9:17.
    The internet is forever.
    Although you only need three months to uncover Spud’s lies.
    I spent an hour yesterday looking up various definitions of “to darken the door”.
    Not one mentioned “membership” in relation to this phrase.
    Exclusive to the Spudictionary.

  124. struth

    The Facts of History

    Which facts does thou speaketh of?

    Just two would suffice.
    What two facts makes Finland a socialist county but National Socialist Germany right wing?
    Any two will do.

  125. Trying again.

    What made Finland socialist but National Socialist Germany not?

    The Facts of History.

  126. Dr Faustus

    Australia’s peak recycling body is calling for government investment as the export of rubbish ceases, promising a booming local industry with up to 5000 new jobs.

    No, no – this is a great idea.
    It could easily be funded by a small tax on packaged goods (indexed for CPI).

    Huzzah. More free money poured into the Irish laundry economy…

  127. John Constantine

    We can see why Hong Kong’s Chinese paid Ponxi prices for Australian property.

    What is everyone else’s excuse?.

  128. Mater

    If I had the respect of any of the neanderthals who post here, (including you), I’d be very unhappy.

    Rest easy, ‘old mate’. You’re in no danger of that.

  129. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I still like Versace products. Most of the fashion icons selling to China will buckle (hahaha).

    Some years ago we stayed at that Versace hotel on the Gold Coast. It is very OTT and was rather glam at that time. Don’t know how well it has aged. I really liked their room tumblers, glasses with the Versace head deeply carved out in the base in ice-etched glass. They warned you against souveniring them. Seems they knew their clientele. I was tempted but resisted. Hairy, as ever, a model of probity. If you want it, buy it, he said, but I didn’t want it that much.

  130. egg_

    The cost of congested roads… will double unless governments do more than just play “catch up” on transport projects, Australia’s infrastructure advisory body has warned.

    Fvck!
    Not more rickshaw drivers on Sydney’s sh1te roads?

  131. Leigh Lowe

    Australia’s peak recycling body is calling for government investment as the export of rubbish ceases, promising a booming local industry with up to 5000 new jobs

    Producing what?
    Apart from assuaged inner city conciences?

  132. struth

    The Facts of History

    Are you embarrassed?

    You should be, especially to that link fom the “we are not historians” socialist collective.

    No need to link to things Sniffy.
    A man of our screaming intellect should be able to explain it in you own words.

  133. John Constantine

    The difference between the despotic yarragrad government and Idi Amin is that Uganda didn’t blow up it’s own power plants for political donations.

    Comrades.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wussian news.

    David Crosby: ‘Trump Is Completely Under the Control of Russia’
    Crosby still nashing his gums that Trump is Prez.

    Alec Baldwin Claims Russia Killed Jeffrey Epstein: ‘They’re in Charge of Everything’
    Are they in charge of Hollywood too?

    The NYT Discovers the REAL Conspiracy: Immigrant Crimes in Sweden Are Kremlin False Flags

    And it was right around that time, according to Mr. Castillo and four other witnesses, that Russian television crews showed up, offering to pay immigrant youths “to make trouble” in front of the cameras.

    Wussians are everywhere!

  135. struth

    Forget it, you dumb shit, I have a life to lead.

  136. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What is everyone else’s excuse?.

    Because it was there. A tax haven.

  137. egg_

    If I had the respect of any of the neanderthals who post here, (including you), I’d be very unhappy.

    Is NumbNutz Neanderthal DNA below/above the average?
    It may help to explain how the embittered [email protected] fvcked up dodging the draft?
    Comrade.

  138. Des Deskperson

    ‘The CCP has somewhat successfully erased the memory of how they murdered protesters but it’s going to be extremely difficult for them to trash Hong Kong and then order a billion people to forget what they saw.’

    I was in Tianamen Square a few days after the 40th anniversary of the massacre.

    Security – National Police, ‘Bao’ans’ and para-militaries – were crawling over the place like cockroaches. Everywhere you turned , you found your way blocked by one of those portable folding crowd barriers manned by snarling goons. I’d been there before but I hadn’t encountered anything like that.

    The CCP certainly hasn’t forgotten.

  139. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Although you only need three months to uncover Spud’s lies.

    Why bother? We know he lies. Ignore and scroll.

  140. egg_

    Si amor me inyectaron

    I have a yeast infection?

  141. Great piece on the loon who looks just like Chad Morgan, but doesn’t have as much sense.

    Prince William must live for ever – according to the man who claims to represent all that is good, true and traditional about the nation but doesn’t understand royal succession at all – to stop Harry becoming king. The younger prince’s undoing is that he cares about the environment; apparently, for that reason, he plans to limit his family to two children. It pleases the new right to call this a culture war, partly because that throws up the cultural fog of who started it His father shares the same fatal flaw, but at least he’s always been that way. Harry used to be fun. He used to go to fancy-dress parties. He used to be a bad boy.

  142. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What is everyone else’s excuse?.
    Because it was there. A tax haven.

    Oh, forgot to mention: also a bed for the night.
    And a place to park a kitchen while you dine out. 🙂

  143. Roger

    Producing what?

    Furniture for IKEA?

  144. egg_

    Id be guessing it was the finding and removing of Epsteins backup which left him vulnerable to “suicide”.

    +1

    Possibly extracted at the prior beating.

  145. egg_

    Producing what?

    Plastic drinking straws?

  146. Roger

    Wussian news.

    I must be getting old.

    I remember when Leftists used to mock obsessions with Russia.

  147. Leigh Lowe

    I am having a laugh at the “recycling crisis” in Victorianistan.
    The Stasi EPA hounded the major recycling company non-stop … televised raids with fluoro-enviros tut-tutting out the front of his yards, throwing massive penalty notices around like confetti, withdrawing licences and forcing him to stockpile rubbish at yuuuuge cost.
    The recycling company has obviously decided to walk away and go into liquidation with the amount owing to creditors almost exactly the sum of fines and penalties issued.
    Now the EPA is begging him to come back and play … “There are no outstanding notices on the business. They could resume recycling operations tomorrow.”
    Yeah, nah.

  148. stackja

    Des Deskperson
    #3130261, posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:42 am
    The CCP certainly hasn’t forgotten.

    I believe the CCP was on the brink of collapse and decided to kill the problem. Now with HK?

  149. Infidel Tiger

    You think things are bad now, wait until this tech becomes widely and easily available:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/gavinsblog/status/1160839549565771776

  150. Dr Faustus

    The difference between the despotic yarragrad government and Idi Amin is that Uganda didn’t blow up it’s own power plants for political donations.

    And Idi Amin was suffering from the symptoms of tertiary syphilis.
    Or is this a distinction without a difference?

  151. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Re the historical record on Uganda – The Last King of Scotland is a film worth a look.

  152. stackja

    Roger
    #3130271, posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:48 am
    Wussian news.

    I must be getting old.

    I remember when Leftists used to mock obsessions with Russia.

    Leftists used to mock obsessions with Russia under instructions from Moscow.

  153. Infidel Tiger

    ‘The CCP has somewhat successfully erased the memory of how they murdered protesters but it’s going to be extremely difficult for them to trash Hong Kong and then order a billion people to forget what they saw.’

    One problem.

    Mainland Chinks hate the Hongkongese with a passion. CCP mowing them down will be widely liked.

  154. C.L.

    The younger prince’s undoing is that he cares about the environment; apparently, for that reason, he plans to limit his family to two children.

    He and Wallis-Markle just spent £2.4 million on their enormous house.
    As for limiting family size, she is already 38 years old. That’s the real reason for the limit. Harry, 34, could have married a 24 year-old and had the larger family.
    It’s funny that Harry is now the left’s Prince of Hearts. He was formerly denounced as a Nazi.

  155. Leigh Lowe

    If I had the respect of any of the neanderthals who post here, (including you), I’d be very unhappy.

    I regard being called a Neanderthal by a spastic herder and thrice failed draft dodger high praise indeed.

  156. MatrixTransform

    I suppose Honkers is in the process of peacefully transitioning.
    All that needs to be done is curtail, imprison, control, shoot, beat, arrest etc … all those errant idiots who dont believe that socialism is a force for good.
    Tear gas will make you weep over the semantics.

  157. all those errant idiots who dont (sic) believe that socialism is a force for good.

    So the People’s Republic of China is suddenly “socialist”.
    When did that happen?

  158. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #3130279, posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:52 am
    Mainland Chinks hate the Hongkongese with a passion. CCP mowing them down will be widely liked.

    Economic consequences will be widely liked?

  159. Leigh Lowe

    He and Wallis-Markle just spent £2.4 million on their enormous house.
    As for limiting family size, she is already 38 years old. That’s the real reason for the limit. Harry, 34, could have married a 24 year-old and had the larger family.

    Yeah, Sparkles (or nature) has just decided on the limit and they are dressing it up as ‘viroment.
    Of course, ‘viroment means that, before you get on the private jet at JFK, you call one of your assistants in London to get them to drive the Range Rover up to Frogmore and crank up the heating in the house and the pool so it is cosy when you arrive.

  160. Dr Faustus

    Skipped through the podcast of Niki Savva promoting her new book to Richard Fidler.

    The main takeaway is that the scrumptious Savva is pissed because Morrison and Cormann personally told her they were with Turnbull for the long haul – and then changed their minds during the last chaotic days of Miserable Ghost thrashing around in the brambles.

    The other thing that shits her to tears is the sheer, wasteful stupidity of boning the Winningest Leader of an Election Winning Machine just before an election he was certainly going to win at a canter, but they weren’t and couldn’t.

    I guess octogenarians have feelings too…

  161. MatrixTransform

    Ah the retarded spell checker cannot grasp semantics.

    The Socialist party in Nasi Groreng Germany wasn’t socialist.
    The Chinks are aren’t Commie
    Vietnam Nth and Sth were united in their war
    Anybody that posts on the Cat is deluded
    And Numpty still isn’t a retard

  162. Buccaneer

    Yeah, the national socialists just wrote stuff in their diaries to upset a demented Vietnam Vet.

  163. MatrixTransform

    Buccaneer

    there are pirate earings on sale on ebay…

    … a buck an ear

  164. Wussia! Wussia! Wussia!
    Hahaha!

    Sorry.
    I’ll go to the naughty corner now.

  165. cohenite

    Pope praises climate teen Greta Thunberg’s activism

    • By TESS LIVINGSTONE
    • 4:46PM AUGUST 11, 2019
    • 149 COMMENTS
    Pope Francis has praised the work of pig-tailed Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, for raising the alarm about climate change.
    Ms Thunberg, 16, began the “Friday school strike’’ movement outside the Swedish parliament last year, demanding action to reduce greenhouse emissions. The movement, backed by environmental groups, quickly spread around the world.
    More recently, the teenager, who has taken a year off school, has expanded her focus to include “flight shaming’’ – a trend identified as a potential threat to the aviation industry and by Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce last week. “Flight shaming’’ involves activists targeting people who travel by air, claiming they are harming the environment.
    In an extensive interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa on Friday, the Pontiff said his greatest fears for the planet were “the disappearance of biodiversity, new lethal diseases’’ and “a drift and devastation of nature that can lead to the death of humanity”.
    He was more shocked, he said, by the story behind the so-called “Overshoot Day’’, last month. “On July 29th, we used up all the regenerative resources of 2019,’’ Francis said. “From July 30 we started to consume more resources than the planet can regenerate in a year. It’s very serious. It’s a global emergency.’’
    Such issues, he said, made the Church’s Amazonian Synod, to be held in Rome in October with a strong environmental theme, an “urgent synod’’.
    Francis said he was encouraged by “the movements of young ecologists, such as the one led by Greta Thunberg, ‘Fridays for future’.’’
    Ms Thunberg, who refuses to fly because of what she describes the “enormous climate impact of aviation’’ will cross the Atlantic later this month to participate in UN climate summits in the US and Chile.
    German Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, who was sacked by Francis in 2017 as head of the church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is one of several cardinals who has strongly criticised the working document for the Amazonian Synod. Cardinal Mueller said the document proposes a “cosmovision” that is “pan-naturalistic” and “similar to Marxism.”
    He said the Church must “absolutely reject” expressions such as “ecological conversion” because “there is only conversion to the Lord.”

    Sample comments:

    Lindsay
    And it came to pass that a maiden from the north dwelt among the masses and exhorted them to repent for sins against the climate gods.
    And the high priest of popery was humbled and said “truly this maid is a daughter of the climate gods and I will wash her feet and take a selfie with her”.
    Liked 75

    Stewart
    What hypocrisy! The biggest underlying issue in the world is overpopulation driven to a huge degree by the Popes refusal to allow birth control.
    Then there is Vatican City, home of the most opulent environmentally unfriendly lifestyles in the world.
    Like 73

    Rodney
    There we have the new gospels. A 16 year old and a Pope, both world leading researchers and experts on Earth’s climate system. Please, deliver us from evil and stop giving these people airtime.
    Like 70

    Deborah
    Great comment Rodney.
    Like 14
    Amen.
    Like 6

    Arvid
    Deliver us from stupid will be fine.
    Like 6

    kevin
    Boy, did the Cardinals get it wrong when they picked this embarrassment as Pope.
    The guy must have kept a lot to himself on the way up the greasy pole.
    Liked 68

    MikeT (WA)
    He has proved to be a dud since his first day
    Liked 20

    Noel
    Any chance the flight-shaming will extend to all those celebrities who attended the recent climate-change conference in Sicily and travelled there on their private jets or diesel-guzzling yachts??
    Thought not. Flight-shaming is for the lower echelons who travel by commercial aircraft.
    Liked 68

    Chris
    When I was sixteen I would have loved a year off school with the whole world treating me as a celebrity.
    Lulu
    Liked 61

    Allan
    When I was 16, I realised that I knew a little bit but that there was a heck of a lot I didn’t know so from then on I’ve made a point of keeping my mouth shut until I understood what I was talking about. What’s your experience with climate change, Ms Thunberg and what’re your “solutions” to the “Problems”?
    Like 21

    Stephen
    Isn’t attending school compulsory in Sweden?
    Liked 14

    Peter
    Is the Pope a Catholic? Cardinal Gerhard Mueller can see through the Marxist Pope. He’s a Marxist using the Catholic Church for his ends. The Pope and Greta Thunberg make a great double act. Greta Thunberg’s proposal to eliminate carbon emissions by 2025 would destroy the global economy also known as capitalism altogether. Greta Thunberg’s real claim to fame is as the child mascot of a society that has become infantilised through its replacement of factual evidence by childlike fantasies of a purified world.
    Like 57

  166. feelthebern

    Considering that these airport protests were flagged days ago & considering how easy it is to restrict access to the airport, I wonder why the HK government allowed the airport protests to happen.

  167. Dr Faustus

    Economic consequences will be widely liked?

    The media focus has been on the HK stock market – and the pundits have been climbing over each other to point out that China has Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets so HK probably doesn’t matter all that much to Emperor Xi and his eunuchs.

    The bigger issue is that HK is a major centre for insurance, debt, and asset finance. These markets depend on contracts supported by HK’s English-derived common law and the independent courts that enforce it.

    If the PLA takes the Iron Broom to the streets, finance markets will be calculating how predictable contract law will be under a system of Chinese Basic Law administered by CPC apparatchiks.
    The resulting flight would be a major endorsement of the One Country Two System’s policy and Xi’s ability to run a credible first world economy.

  168. calli

    Infidel Tiger
    #3130275, posted on August 13, 2019 at 9:50 am

    That was deeply disturbing.

  169. struth

    The collectivist numbat believes that because the Nazis were racists, they were right wing.
    It’s as simple as that.
    How can they possibly be socialist?

    The collectivist side of politics, consumed with race and division, (for one has to be a collectivist to be a racist), has decided anything they perceive as racist is right wing.
    Facts, be dammed,
    I know it sounds emotional and over simplistic that somebody older than 18 would be finished with, but the institutionalised left wing mind is faecal matter.
    The politics of the ultimate hypocrites.
    Hitler was a socialist.
    His party were socialists.
    And not because of what they called themselves, (even though they called themselves socialist) but by their actions and policies.
    They were fought by freedom loving right wing nations and their historical enemies, the Ruskies.

    “Ribbontropp”, I am a socialist, but a different kind of socialist to you , said Hitler.

    Whatever form of socialism it was is irrelevant.
    It was Centralised control of the economy and citizens, it’s from the top down totalitarianism.
    Socialism.
    It wasn’t Reaganism.

    Hitler was always a control freak socialist.

    A fucking blind man could see it…………………………………….easier than a socialist, who will lie and cheat and say anything to disown Hitler.
    Sad fucks.

  170. egg_

    Buccaneer

    there are pirate earings on sale on ebay…

    … a buck an ear

    Did Fitzy buccaneer of that?

  171. DavidH

    Si amor me inyectaron … Google translate says “If love infected me”.

    Google is wrong. For one thing, the verb is “inJect” not “inFect”. The verb form is third person plural preterite (simple past) tense. The noun “amor” (love) is singular, so can’t be the subject of the verb (which is plural, as I mentioned). So my literal translation is “Yes love they injected me”; or better “Yes, love, I’ve had an injection”. That’s as good as I can get with that poor communication.

  172. Mother Lode

    I still like Versace products. Most of the fashion icons selling to China will buckle (hahaha).

    Admitting to their customers that their European fashions are being churned out of China (and, for some, knowing that only what China approves of) may well take some of the lustre off their brand.

  173. Buccaneer

    I heard poiret pete prefers the poop deck

  174. DrBeauGan

    Yes, love, I’ve had an injection”. That’s as good as I can get with that poor communication.

    That is what I think she meant to say. A pair of commas would have made all the difference. But Maria doesn’t do commas.

  175. Mother Lode

    The cost of congested roads… will double unless governments do more than just play “catch up” on transport projects, Australia’s infrastructure advisory body has warned.

    Translated:

    The taxpayer funded body that gains more funding, prestige, and power according to the amount of infrastructure, advises that we need more infrastructure.

    Why precisely is this news.

    You could fill a newspaper going from one department to another asking them what Australia needs, and you could save all your time by assuming they will recommend more of whatever they control.

  176. Lilliana

    Donatella Versace – you sad, pathetic, old dried up appeaser.

    Why would anyone pay top dollar for junk made in china? Go to any night market in Bangkok and buy the same crap for pennies.

  177. Knuckle Dragger

    David,

    Excellent.

    How do you go with more contemporary communication, such as:

    ‘OMG. OMFG. IDK but totes whatevs. ===D 🙂 kthxbai bae’?

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Google is wrong.’

    Nooooooo! That’s a lie! That’s a damn lie!

  179. DrBeauGan

    I had a margharita tonight, feeling I owed myself a Cuban experience. It had the lime and the salt around the rim of the glass, and I assume the mixture was canonical.

    It was warm and horrible and came with two plastic straws. I drank it. You have to go through with experiences. But never again.

  180. calli

    New Fred. ▶️▶️▶️

  181. stackja

    Gunman opens fire on police car, forcing officers to hide in Sunbury McDonald’s

    Officers fired at in a terrifying Sunbury shooting were targeted because they were in uniform, police union secretary Wayne Gatt says. Four officers were forced to take refuge in a McDonald’s as shots rang out in one of two unrelated attacks on police in Melbourne this morning.
    Brianna Travers and Mark Buttler, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    42 minutes ago

    Police were targeted by gunmen who fired shots at their car in Sunbury overnight before the officers were forced to flee for their lives into a nearby McDonald’s, the police union says.

    Bullets were fired at the police car in Horne St, Sunbury at 3.15am, with the officers driving to a nearby McDonald’s and seeking cover inside.

    While the officers were inside the restaurant, further shots were fired at their car before it was rammed by a silver sedan. The car then sped off from the scene.

    Police believe a yet-to-be-found shotgun was used.

    A series of shotgun pellet holes can be seen on a police divisional van parked in the McDonald’s carpark this morning. A window on the vehicle is also smashed.

    Three men — a 33-year-old of no fixed address, a 26-year-old and an 18-year-old from Sunbury — have been arrested and are currently assisting officers with their inquiries.

    Police are not searching for anybody else.

    Police Association secretary Wayne Gatt said the violent incident highlighted the vulnerability of Victoria’s police officers and PSOs.

  182. Not Uh oh

    DrBeauGan
    #3130357, posted on August 13, 2019 at 10:55 am
    Yes, love, I’ve had an injection”.

    Dr B, are you sure she didn’t just make a simple spelling mistake and that she’s trying to tell you she’s got an infection, not an injection?

  183. Helen

    a week or so ago someone posted their or a link to an awful facts guest points where global warmening and MDB bulldust could be factually stated as a dinner guest form hell amongst the woke vironmentalists.

    Cant find it – can someone repost? Thanks

  184. cuckoo

    EU wanting to ban certain use of names , such as “Fetta”

    Why don’t they just change the spelling to the way Australians (especially young ABC journos) pronounce it, i.e., ‘FEDDER’

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