Tuesday Forum: August 27, 2019

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  1. Roger

    Ms Adern said there were starving children who had no breakfast and no lunch.

    In the election campaign she claimed there were hundreds of thousands of starving children in NZ.

    They are remarkably well hidden, I mused on my visit there last year.

    Now she’s only managed to find 21 ooo?

  2. Leigh Lowe

    That only leaves a no confidence motion. If that gets up, BoJo responds by calling an election after 31 Oct. Brexit happens during the election campaign and the prorogued parliament can’t do anything to stop it.

    BoJo has snookered them.
    After three year’s of delay, footdragging and obfuscation they are suddenly in a hurry.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    That only leaves a no confidence motion. If that gets up, BoJo responds by calling an election after 31 Oct.

    Which would be fun, but not for Jeremy Corbyn:

    No deal Brexit: Boris Johnson storms ahead in poll after promise to prorogue parliament

    THE CONSERVATIVE Party is still the favoured political party despite Boris Johnson being at war with other senior Tories over his plans to shut down parliament to get Brexit delivered deal without a deal, a poll has shown.

    Labour chaos: Corbyn dealt critical blow as half snub party in new poll misery

    CRISIS has hit the Labour party following the release of a new poll which shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s party has hit its lowest level in four years as Brexit nears its conclusion.

    Polls are dodgy these days, but they probably undercount Brexit-favouring voters because of the nastiness of the Remain camp.

  4. stackja

    Baseball star Blake Bivens’ wife, son and mother-in-law ‘killed by his brother-in-law’
    The Sun, staff writers, News Corp Australia Network
    August 29, 2019 10:26am

    A US baseball star’s wife, young son and mother-in-law have allegedly been killed by a teenage relative who then went on a naked rampage.

    Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Bivens’ wife Emily, son Cullen, Emily’s mum and their dog were found dead at their home in rural Virginia, US, reports The Sun.

    Police reportedly caught up with him and pepper sprayed him, although this proved ineffective.

    They then beat him with batons and arrested him, according to news station, WSLS.

    A family spokesman reportedly told the Daily Mail that Bernard had been struggling with mental illness and “came to a breaking point”.

  5. stackja

    Driver pulled over with two children asleep in car boot, multiple issues with vehicle

    A WOMAN has been pulled over by police this morning with two children alseep in her car boot and multiple dangerous and unusual issues with her vehicle
    RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS, NT News
    Subscriber only

    August 30, 2019 7:41am

    A WOMAN and three passengers have gone on a strange and dangerous drive in Alice Springs.

    At about 1.55am police spotted the 47-year-old woman driver on Larrapinta Dr in an unroadworthy vehicle.

    NT Police Southern Watch Commander Darrell Kerr said officers found several issues with the vehicle, including two children aged six and 10 asleep in the boot.

    The adult passengers were not wearing seatbelts, the car had incorrect number plates from another vehicle and had a smashed windscreen, an unsecure battery and excessive oil leaks.

    “She was actually disqualified from driving until 2022,” Watch Cmdr Kerr said.

    The driver will be going to court this morning.

    Watch Cmdr Kerr said she provided “no reason whatsoever” for her actions.

  6. Diogenes

    We can either ship the girls home with Mum and Dad, or have the anchor baby problem the States have.

    Since law change in ’86, in Oz at least , there is no such thing as an anchor baby, one parent has to be a citizen for the child born in Australia be considered a citizen. However that does not stop the emotive ‘this is the only country I have ever know’ card being played, as a successful variant 0f it was last week(?) by another Sri Lankan who was weeks away from the HSC & as ACA breathlessly reported ‘a school captain’ .

  7. Tom

    Eco-terrorism latest:

    Climate change activists will meet with police and airport authorities tomorrow (Friday) to discuss plans to fly toy drones in the Heathrow exclusion zone later this month.

    Four people, calling themselves ‘peace pilots’, are planning the drone protest from September 13 to highlight the ‘incompatibility of Heathrow Airport’s expansion with the Government’s own legally binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050’.

    They include a 64-year-old writer, a 61-year-old window cleaner and teacher, a retired IT business analyst, also 61, and a 54-year-old charity social entrepreneur and Paralympian medalist.

    “We are in the middle of a climate and ecological emergency,” said the writer, Valerie Milner-Brown.

    “I am a law-abiding citizen – a mother and a grandmother too. I don’t want to break the law, I don’t want to go to prison, but right now we, as a species, are walking off the edge of a cliff.

    “Heathrow Airport emits 18 million tons of CO2 a year. That’s more than most countries. A third runway will produce a further 7.3 million tons of CO2. For all Life – now and in the future – we have to take action. I’m terrified but if this is what it will take to make politicians, business leaders and the media wake up, then I’m prepared to take this action and to face the consequences.”

    The activists are part of Heathrow Pause, a splinter group from Extinction Rebellion.

    They believe they have found a loophole in Heathrow airport’s health and safety protocols to fly toy drones within its restricted zone.

    They say they expect airport authorities to ground all flights even though drones will not be flown in flight paths and there will be no risk to travellers.

    Once upon a time, when the cops protected the public, these lunatics would have been locked up. But fake science has created a new moral supremacy movement that has the pig state in its thrall.

  8. notafan

    Priya and Nadesalingam came to Australia separately by boat in 2012 and 2013 following Sri Lanka’s civil war.

    The civil war ended in 2009.

    They got several years to build up a stash to take home

    since Abbott got in all Tamils and other Sri Lankans have been sent straight back home,

    I have a Tamil friend who used to do outreach with Tamils in ‘detention’ in Melbourne, mostly they were out doing cash in hand work when he went to visit.

    There is nothing exceptional about this couple

    why are they being made a cause celebre?

    And Australian law prevents the creation of anchor babies, their children are not Australian citizens and they cannot be left behind.

    Hopefully they are on a plane this afternoon, preferably with a big bill for the costs they have created since refusing to go home voluntarily.

  9. Diogenes

    It isn’t poverty, Candy. It’s adults who refuse to prioritise their childrens needs above their own wants, aided and abetted by people who want to use them for their own virtuous displays.

    We see the variant on this all the time. The kids are given $10 to buy breakfast & lunch. We see them come into school sucking on the big cans of energy drink. They are as hyper as anything until recess, then crash period 3. The respond to the crash with another energy drink (or 2) and hyper until halfway through the period after lunch , and then crash.

    It is an unenforced school rule that energy drinks are prohibited .

  10. stackja

    notafan
    #3143995, posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Refugee Action Collective support them!

  11. thefrollickingmole

    The spastic herder now wants refugees disadvantaged and their places taken by non refugees.

    This is amoral in the extreme.
    Fancy being morally depraved enough to allow a family of non refugees to take up resources and an allocation which could be used for those in dire straits, in genuine fear for their life or facing persecution?

  12. notafan

    Instead of sooking about ‘soft on crime’ why don’t people admit that emergency services jobs are not for twenty two year old five foot two little girly girls?
    I’ve seen them flouncing around the emergency department waiting for beds to be free.

    None of them are physically or mentally equipped to deal with the drug and/or alcohol affected and mentally ill who must make up a fair chunk of ambulance call outs.

    Like police and fire brigade it’s a big strong man job

    I wonder what percentage are out on stress leave because PTSD after attending grisly scenes or is the ambulance service good at directing senior men to those jobs?

  13. stackja

    Violent protest erupts in Papua
    Violent protests have erupted in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua, with buildings set on fire, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity.
    Reuters
    August 29, 2019 11:59pm

    Protesters in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua have set buildings ablaze, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in parts of the provincial capital of Jayapura, state media and an executive of the utility said.

    For almost two weeks, the region has been racked by civil unrest over perceived racial and ethnic discrimination, although some protesters are demanding an independence vote.

    Protesters torched a building housing the offices of state-controlled telecoms firm Telkomunikasi Indonesia . However, in a statement on Thursday, the company said it could not identify the damage yet.

    The PLN utility has turned off power in areas around the torched building, Ahmad Rofik, its regional director for Maluku and Papua, told Reuters.

    The spark for the latest unrest was a racist slur against Papuan students, who were hit by tear gas in their dormitory and detained in the city of Surabaya on the main island of Java on Aug. 17 for allegedly desecrating an Indonesian flag.

    The government has cut internet access in the region since last week to stop people sharing “provocative” messages that could trigger more violence, a step criticised by rights group and journalists, who said it had made reporting difficult.

  14. notafan

    Jacinda should give the money to charities to provide those breakfasts so is clear exactly what people are getting (or parents should have to pay a couple of dollars for it)

    I expect there will be massive wastage and mismanagement because that is how it goes.

  15. feelthebern

    I view comedians as performing bears.
    I don’t care about much unless they entertain me.
    Louie CK was very pro Hillary.
    I couldn’t give a shit.
    I find him hilarious.

  16. notafan

    Parents could be opted in with the money taken from their welfare payments.

    Someone I know had a problem with tenants not paying rent-went to VCAT and now it is paid directly by Centrelink

    works very well

  17. egg_

    Ms Adern said there were starving children who had no breakfast and no lunch.

    In the election campaign she claimed there were hundreds of thousands of starving children in NZ.

    Sh1thole?

  18. stackja

    Police investigating Sam Dastyari’s arrival by bike at ICAC

    NSW Police are investigating after former Labor senator Sam Dastyari arrived and departed yesterday’s ICAC hearings on an electric Lime bike, breaking one crucial road rule.
    Edward Boyd, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    9 minutes ago

    Earlier in the day the ex-politician turned up to the ICAC hearings on Elizabeth Street on a Lime bike, slowly freewheeling along the wide footpath before parking it outside the building.

    The NSW Road Rules 2014, Part 15, Rule 250 clearly state that the only people allowed to ride on the footpath are children under age 16, postal workers, adults accompanying or carrying a child, and someone with a medical condition that stipulates they can ride on a footpath.

    A NSW Police spokeswoman confirmed they were investigating the alleged offence.

    “Police are aware of the footage and will speak with the rider before determining the appropriate level of action,” she said.

    A spokesman for the sharebike company Lime said it was clear Mr Dastyari — who resigned from his senate position over his alleged links to Chinese donors — was still breaking a few rules.

    “Delighted that Sam arrived at today’s hearing on Lime, taking another car off the road, wearing a helmet and parking his bike safely,” the Lime spokesman said.

    “Unfortunately he was riding on the footpath so still not doing everything by the rule book.”

  19. feelthebern

    Real question.
    What’s to stop an Australian citizen sponsoring these alleged Tamil Tigers?
    Or did that window close last year?
    If an Australian citizen wants to put up a bond or something similar, the path to being a resident should be very easy.
    As I said, a real question.

  20. mh

    CRISIS has hit the Labour party following the release of a new poll which shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s party has hit its lowest level in four years as Brexit nears its conclusion.

    BoJo has The Sun newspaper and working class Britons on board with his Brexit manouvering.

    More power to him.

  21. candy

    The kids are given $10 to buy breakfast & lunch. We see them come into school sucking on the big cans of energy drink. They are as hyper as anything until recess, then crash period 3.

    This will be the norm for some kids and their families perhaps. Poor parenting.
    I wonder if the free lunch idea is actually to make life easier for working parents and just lazy parents and there has been some push from those quarters and it is not really very much to do with starving children at all. It is a first world country.

    I imagine one or two of our premiers will be onto the idea soon, if it is vote winner, and I expect it would be, but better to be honest about it and not say it is because of starving children.

  22. custard

    Thanks again for the toons Tom. Is Christian Adams related to David Rowe ? Their drawing /painting styles are very similar.

  23. 1735099

    The spastic herder now wants refugees disadvantaged and their places taken by non refugees.

    Nothing reveals the mindset of some Catallaxy posters quite so clearly, as the use of the term “spastic herder” as a form of abuse. These posters see people with disabilities as animals to be herded.
    It shows that this poster has exactly the same attitude to people with disabilities as the NAZIs, who put hundreds of thousands of these people to death. In just one episode (the T4 program) between 1940 and 1941 approximately 70,000 Austrian and German people with disabilities were killed.
    The killings secretly continued until the war’s end, resulting in the murder of an estimated 275,000 people with disabilities.
    It also shows abysmal ignorance, as the term “spastic” (which describes one form of cerebral palsy) has not been used since the sixties.

  24. thefrollickingmole

    feelthebern
    #3144008, posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:20 am
    Real question.
    What’s to stop an Australian citizen sponsoring these alleged Tamil Tigers?

    The process can only be done after they leave Australia.
    I think thats not available for onshore applicants.
    Plus its subject then to all the usual background checks etc.
    In theory it would be available.

  25. notafan

    Im hoping the Australian government has some way of screening known Tamil tigers

    You might think the ABC would follow up on such a sensational claim but no

    never another word about the fate of this tamil tiger

    Tamil Tiger due to be deported says he will face torture in Sri Lanka

  26. notafan

    oh dear he was a fake tamil tiger trying to avoid deportation

    even so you would think the ABC would do a follow up

  27. thefrollickingmole

    The spastic herder is now going to ignore his immoral stance on disadvantaging refugees for non refugees by pulling up his skirts and being “offended” by abuse which is directed at him, not his ex students.

    What a flogger.

    “Not in use since the 60’s”

    Significant dates in our history
    https://cerebralpalsy.org.au/who-we-are/history/
    2011
    The Spastic Centre changed its name to Cerebral Palsy Alliance to focus attention on cerebral palsy, and pay tribute to our alliance of clients, families, staff, donors, volunteers, government and researchers.

  28. egg_

    In the election campaign she claimed there were hundreds of thousands of starving children in NZ.

    When will Ardern be dodging sniper bullets?
    /Hildebeeste

  29. notafan

    Yes yes we are going to call it Catallchwitz

    But please note the hypocrisy of the man who would support the murder of any unborn child, and especially those with a disability.

    When it comes to eugenics no-one does it like the bleeding heart sjws.

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    The spastic herder appears to be a bit miffed.

    Dunno why.

    A job’s just opened up for one of his proteges, as the General Secretary of NSW Labor.

  31. egg_

    Female jockey killed this morning at Cranbourne.

    Equality.

    Women can’t fall properly from horses. That’s a fact.

    They don’t even train for such an event?

  32. Knuckle Dragger

    Spastic.

    And a shout out to mole who came up with the term, only to have it stolen and used with spastic abandon by others, me included.

  33. egg_

    An Irish bloke on The Dumb last night tried to explain Brexit by saying Boris Johnson & Jacob Rees-Mogg were globalists.

    He was up against Greg Sheridan, who talk under wet cement.

  34. thefrollickingmole

    Knuckle Dragger

    Im keeping the term “Tard wrangler” in reserve if he ever stops being triggered by spastic herder..

  35. Boambee John

    Top Ender
    #3143973, posted on August 30, 2019 at 10:39 am
    Speaking of doors, the local council’s public toilet doors have great signs.

    They are large and central and circular. They say: “Caution: opening door”.

    When we lived in London in the 1980s, public toilets in the local park had every sheet of toilet paper stamped “Council Property”.

  36. C.L.

    “Spastic herder” is a pretty stupid, extremist phrase to be throwing around.
    He is a herder, though. Same sheep every day.

  37. thefrollickingmole

    Interesting.

    Close down citys, disrupt “normals” and its “right to protest”

    Dare bring attention to migration issues with a stunt and its jail time, maximum penalties etc…

    French court jails far-right activists over anti-immigrant Alps stunt
    Three members of Generation Identity group jailed for six months over incident in 2018

    A court in France has jailed three members of the far-right pan-European group Generation Identity after it carried out an anti-immigrant operation in the Alps.

    The tribunal at Gap ordered the three to serve six months in prison and fined them €2,000 (£1,800) each; the organisation was ordered to pay a fine of €75,000, the maximum that could be imposed.

    In April 2018, about 100 members of Generation Identity – which has a branch in the UK – organised a vast operation to stop immigrants crossing into France near the Italian border at the Col de l’Échelle.

    Group members, dressed in blue jackets, scaled the mountain pass at an altitude of 1,762 metres (5,781ft), unveiled a giant banner reading “Closed border: no way” and set up a “symbolic border” in the snow using plastic fencing. As part of the operation, they hired two helicopters to overfly the site, stating their aim was to ensure “no illegal immigrants enter France”.

    At an earlier hearing, the three defendants were accused of carrying out “activities carried out in conditions likely to create confusion with the exercise of a public duty in the mind of the public” – in other words impersonating officials, in this case border guards.

    Their uniform jackets, marked vehicles and “military language” were said to have deliberately led immigrants to believe they were police officers.

  38. 1735099

    2011
    The Spastic Centre changed its name to Cerebral Palsy Alliance to focus attention on cerebral palsy, and pay tribute to our alliance of clients, families, staff, donors, volunteers, government and researchers.

    I remember it well.
    By 2011, I had been working in the field for over 40 years.
    The only people who wanted to cling on to the name were the fund raisers, as they were afraid that generations of donors would be put off by a name change. They belonged to the same bunch who would, in the buildup to the Miss Australia Quest, come out to the school with photographers who would select only the most photogenic kids to pose with the candidates.
    That stopped in my time at the school, because we had a principal who put dignity before bullshit.
    I knew a young woman with CP with a measured IQ of 150 who was in the habit of taking to the plaster of paris statues with money boxes attached with her metal walking stick.
    I saw her comprehensively destroy one at Brisbane airport in the early seventies.
    Great entertainment!
    These days, the NDIS does a better job of care and support than the private charities ever did.
    The disability sector moved from the charity discourse to the rights discourse decades ago.
    Some of you obviously missed it.

  39. Leigh Lowe

    The spastic herder appears to be a bit miffed.

    Dunno why.

    A job’s just opened up for one of his proteges, as the General Secretary of NSW Labor.

    No spastic herding in NSW Labor.
    They are free range spastics.

  40. Knuckle Dragger

    A cracker, mole.

    Retard sensei? Carpe, is this acceptable?

    ‘There is no FEAR in this dojo!’

  41. C.L.

    When “immigrants” discover the abundance of Britain …

    https://twitter.com/DVATW/status/1167209356846350337

  42. egg_

    Prince Andrew ‘knows what he has done’ and should ‘come clean’, claims Epstein victim

    Hasn’t the blonde teen pictured with him (in may photos) already sued?
    Were the photos insurance by Epstein?

  43. 1735099

    But please note the hypocrisy of the man who would support the murder of any unborn child, and especially those with a disability.

    Show me where I’ve posted this.
    You’re verballing – always a good standby when you run out of ideas.

  44. egg_

    Clean Technica … science, engineering and marketing on serious subjects by journalists

    STEM Greentards.
    From previous.

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Put dignity before bullshit.’

    Can’t help himself. Sir Fibalot, clad in the armour of a diversity quilt, has rocked up on his Shetland to white knight the rest of the day away.

  46. C.L.

    When this bloke r-apes again and/or kills (which he will), this is the woman responsible:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-30/paedophile-gary-tipping-set-to-be-released/11464216

    A disgrace.

  47. notafan

    I shall sheepishly stand by my comment

    you clearly implied it when you made a very stupid comment about of the US states the heart beat laws some time ago

    but instead of dissembling come out and say it in a binary kind of way

  48. egg_

    this is Catallaxy – home of fantasists, fetishists and hysterical ideologues.

    NumbNutz gets up early for DrBG’s Cuban tales – then he gets out of bed?

  49. 1735099

    you clearly implied it when you made a very stupid comment about of the US states the heart beat laws some time ago

    Post it – otherwise more verballing bullshit….

  50. Leigh Lowe

    ABC Self Awareness Watch.
    The other day I had one of their extended “news” shows on.
    Story 1 : Brexit. Loaded with pejorative terms. “Insular parochialism”, “appeal to basest instincts”, “concerns about latent racism” etc etc.
    Story 2 : Push for Catalan independence from Spain. Did the dirty Catalan racists get a whack? Well, no. The key words in that report were along the lines of “preservation of a rich history”, “proud cultural tradition” and “fiercely independent”.

  51. Infidel Tiger

    I view comedians as performing bears.
    I don’t care about much unless they entertain me.
    Louie CK was very pro Hillary.
    I couldn’t give a shit.
    I find him hilarious.

    Funny is funny.

    Nothing will ever top Eddie Murphy in Raw and Delirious. Dude is wearing a leather jumpsuit, ripping on faggots. That takes big brass balls.

    Murphy, Rickles and Chappelle are the funniest people who ever lived.

    What is also funny, is that in the history of Australia we have never produced one single good stand up. Not one. Barry Humphries is very funny, but he’s not really a stand up as such.

  52. dover_beach

    you clearly implied it when you made a very stupid comment about of the US states the heart beat laws some time ago

    Indeed. And not only at that time. He typically dissembles and speaks from both sides of his mouth on that and other related issues.

  53. notafan

    Don’t you remember what you post?

    I directly asked you the abortion question once before, quite recently, and you did the ‘binary’ thing.

    Pretty simple isn’t it for a Catholic to confirm that they adhere to Church teaching

  54. Carpe Jugulum

    Retard sensei? Carpe, is this acceptable?

    Retard herder = Kieren 👍

  55. 1735099

    Indeed. And not only at that time. He typically dissembles and speaks from both sides of his mouth on that and other related issues

    Post it – or POQ.

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    The key words in that report were along the lines of “preservation of a rich history”, “proud cultural tradition” and “fiercely independent”.

    So fiercely independent Catalonia is good but fiercely independent Britain is bad?
    I’d love to declare my independence from the ABC but I’d be arrested if I did.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #3144031, posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:44 am

    When “immigrants” discover the abundance of Britain …

    A couple of years ago we were in a supermarket in Paris.
    The liquor shelves were placed directly opposite the checkout, I assume for surveillance.
    A Norf African yoof walks in, selects a bottle of Scotch from the shelves and unsuccessfully attempts to stuff it down his pants.
    He then gets it out of the cardboard box and drops the box on the floor with a clatter. He then puts the bottle down his pants and leaves, with all staff averting their eyes.
    Mrs L started to say something, but I gave her a nudge.
    I later said that the two most likely outcomes would be us surrounded by half a dozen yoofs and mugged and/or us being quizzed by the gendarmes about our waaacism.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    Carpe,

    Excellent!

    nota,

    You know this. One of Liability Bob’s favourite things to do when sprung is say, ‘but but I had my metaphorical hat on’.

    Junior retards fall for this, but they’re about the only ones.

  59. notafan

    Well well

    Instead of making a simple unequivocal statement that he wholly supports Catholic teaching on the rights of the unborn as has he has been invited to do so more than once he does a Rumpelstiltskin.

    Catechism of the Catholic Church fifth commandment you shall not kill

  60. feelthebern

    I hope I live long enough to see the French ask the Poles for a bailout.
    I reckon it should happen by 2050.

  61. Mother Lode

    Ms Adern said there were starving children who had no breakfast and no lunch.

    If she gets her socialism then all will be equally starving.

    Viva La Revolucion!

  62. dover_beach

    Post it – or POQ.

    Why? Just answer where you stand on the current NSW abortion bill now before the Upper House?

  63. feelthebern

    Post it – or POQ.

    Poor use of hyphen.
    Report to detention with pen dropping principal.

  64. notafan

    I don’t care KD

    he’s a smug smorgasbord Catholic, the very worse kind

    we can all see the damage they have done to the Church in Australia

  65. Old Lefty

    But there’s one exception to Rita Pahani’ argument about Vic sentences that proves the rule.

  66. Mother Lode

    Polls are dodgy these days, but they probably undercount Brexit-favouring voters because of the nastiness of the Remain camp.

    There has been a persistent trend in polls tilting left – presumably with the intention of disheartening opposition to the left’s agenda.

    But then the left seem to have started believing their jiggered polls and shooting themselves in the foot.

    The Hilderbeest’s campaign being perhaps the most exquisitely sweet example.

  67. thefrollickingmole

    Brexit is awesome.

    https://order-order.com/2019/08/29/tory-double-digit-polling-lead/
    You can see why Corbyn, 12 points behind in yesterday’s YouGov poll, isn’t keen on triggering a vote of no confidence that might lead to an early general election. Boris would crush him…

    Get a look at the graph at the link.

  68. Percy Popinjay

    I’d love to declare my independence from the ABC but I’d be arrested if I did.

    Just as I’ve sought to free myself (for as long as possible) from the shackles of the Fatso Rudd/Nuclear Milkman NBNN.

    To no avail. I haven’t even been blessed with the useless mountain of dinosaur droppings and it’s still stuffing up my internet access.

    “We now exist in a service economee, comrades!”

  69. Cassie of Sydney

    Wasn’t it nice for those few days when the Jooo hater and all round racist wasn’t shitting all over this blog.

    But he’s back…like the alien from Alien.

  70. Old School Conservative

    How time flies.
    50 years since the IRB was introduced to Australian surf clubs, thanks to Warren Mitchell, Avalon Surf Club, and Dunlop.
    Rescues became quicker and lifesavers no longer had to risk swimming out a line. A huge innovation.

  71. feelthebern

    I’m surprised he doesn’t have another agent orange funeral to go to.

  72. C.L.

    Isn’t this legal now in NSW?

    Young mother, 21, POISONS her baby boy because she ‘needed a break’ and was struggling with the stresses of parenthood.

    A 21-year-old mother poisoned her 18-month old toddler because she ‘needed a break’ struggled with the stress of parenthood, a court has heard.

    The single mother, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was arrested at her Liverpool home in Sydney’s south-west in June last year before pleading guilty to administering her son Tegretol.

  73. 1735099

    Junior retards fall for this, but they’re about the only ones.

    Unlike you (a senior) who falls for everything.
    The term “retard” is from the same lexicon as other offensive terms applied to people with disabilities.
    It takes a very special form of cowardice to employ them.
    Disability hate crime may occur between strangers who have never met, between acquaintances or within the family. The two key requirements for an act to be called a “disability hate crime” are that it is motivated in part or whole by prejudice against someone because of disability; and second, that the act is actually a crime. It would be very easy to argue (and has been in some jurisdictions) that using such a term as abuse is directed not towards the individual who is the target, but the wider cohort of people with disabilities.
    It is a crime in the UK, and in some states in the USA.
    It’s also reportable to the HREOC in Oz, although AFAIK no complaint has ever gone past the mediation, reconciliation and apology stage.

  74. feelthebern

    The doxer-in-chief shows itself.

  75. Old School Conservative

    1. New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in largest study of its kind The Australian.

    2. There Is No ‘Gay Gene,’ Comprehensive Scientific Study Finds PJ Media

    These contradictory headlines refer to the same study.

    I’ll go with the PJ Media analysis.
    According to Ganna, these genetic variances have “a very small effect” on sexual behavior, and combined, only explain “considerably less than 1% of the variance in the self-reported same-sex sexual behavior.” This means that non-genetic factors, including environment, upbringing, personality, and nurture “are far more significant in influencing a person’s choice of sexual partner, just as with most other personality, behavioral and physical human traits,” according to the researchers.

  76. egg_

    he’s back…like the alien from Alien.

    NumbNutz would be the Alien’s enabler droid.

  77. Leigh Lowe

    You can see why Corbyn, 12 points behind in yesterday’s YouGov poll, isn’t keen on triggering a vote of no confidence that might lead to an early general election. Boris would crush him…

    Probably dropped another point since convicted gutter crawler Huge Grunt went on his Twatter rant.

  78. thefrollickingmole

    Mirror man now resorting to making vague legalistic threats if we dont use language he approves of.

    What a pole smoking old degenerate.

    Anyone doubt hed dox all the people here in a heartbeat if it could?

    My “Motivation” is to wind up a stupid old man who thinks a lifetime of made up stories makes up for him being an idiot.
    They dont.

  79. duncanm

    I always assumed numbers was a herder who was spastic… not a herder of spastics.

  80. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3144069, posted on August 30, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    The doxer-in-chief shows itself.

    You are not entitled to comment here unless you give me your name, address, Medicare number and employer’s ABN.

  81. egg_

    NumbNutz would be the Alien’s enabler droid.

    And their Tesla spaceship would blow up on the launch pad.

    The Tesla, with the spacesuit-wearing Starman on board, was estimated to be over 1 million miles (1.7 million kilometers) away at the time. Barring it becoming sentient and returning to Earth or crashing into something, the roadster will likely live out its days in orbit around the sun.

    More space junk for NORAD to track.

  82. duncanm

    But he’s back…like the alien from Alien.

    more like the blue body builder from Prometheus.

  83. 1735099

    Why? Just answer where you stand on the current NSW abortion bill now before the Upper House?

    I don’t support abortion on demand – never have; never will.
    But I don’t presume to tell others what to believe and how to act.
    The issue, and all the energy devoted by the Right to Lifers around it, should be directed towards contraception, not fighting abortion.
    What I would like to see is an approach where the father takes equal responsibility for contraception (not rocket science in 2019) and if necessary, the financial support of the mother and child.
    Reading this blog, with its pseudo macho tone, makes it pretty clear that most posters here regard abortion as an issue for mothers alone. If that’s your approach, you have to accept that it’s an issue owned by feminists.
    I don’t accept that level of hypocrisy, but the snide references and devaluing of sexual relationships that is the bread and butter of this site, makes it clear that you do.
    You can’t have it both ways.

  84. Knuckle Dragger

    A Senior?

    You monster. Ageist! I’m not actually a senior, Liability Bob. X, maybe.

    The term ‘retard’, by the way, is a perfectly cromulent word. It means ‘to slow the progress of’. I use it in reports demonstrating my disdain for hot dog manufacturers all the time.

    ‘Your strategy to do X is currently retarded by Y and Z’ and so on.

    An apt descriptor, and also a great way to get ‘retarded’ into official correspondence.

    Retard.

  85. dover_beach

    I don’t support abortion on demand – never have; never will.
    But I don’t presume to tell others what to believe and how to act.

    So you support the law?

  86. notafan

    in other words

    Yes I do support abortion, especially of the disabled

    I just won’t have one myself because man

    all the other remarks are irrelevant

  87. feelthebern

    Is this numbers telling us he used a condom in Vietnam?

  88. duncanm

    Abortion – if the mother has the right to kill the unborn child, it only makes sense that the father have the right to abandon it.

    Neither makes sense.

  89. duncanm

    .. or more correctly, neither is moral.

  90. feelthebern

    Or is this numbers telling us he has a child or two in Vietnam that he supports (& their mothers).

  91. notafan

    But I don’t presume to tell others what to believe and how to act.

    a license to kill from the guns are bad man

    The fifth Commandment

    do not kill

    with the exception of the most vulnerable and innocent of course

  92. Boambee John

    Duncanm

    Indeed.

    Sauce, goose, gander.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    It is a crime in the UK, and in some states in the USA.
    It’s also reportable to the HREOC in Oz, although AFAIK no complaint has ever gone past the mediation, reconciliation and apology stage.

    Fuck off, you retarded fraud.

  94. calli

    I don’t support theft of other people’s property – never have; never will.
    But I don’t presume to tell others what to believe and how to act.

    I don’t support lying under oath – never have; never will.
    But I don’t presume to tell others what to believe and how to act.

    I don’t support running people over with motor vehicles – never have; never will.
    But I don’t presume to tell others what to believe and how to act.

    You get the picture. It’s downplaying the enormity of the act.

    I don’t support wearing blue and green together – never have; never will.
    But I don’t presume to tell others what to believe and how to act.

  95. thefrollickingmole

    What I would like to see is an approach where the father takes equal responsibility for contraception (not rocket science in 2019) and if necessary, the financial support of the mother and child.

    Why if only there was some sort of system to support children.
    Sort of a child support system.
    Possibly run by some sort of court.
    Maybe a family court.
    http://www.familycourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fcoaweb/family-law-matters/property-and-finance/child-support/
    Enforced by some sort of agency.
    Say a child support agency…
    https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/get-information-about-parenting-payment-and-child-support

    Its a mystery why nothing like has has been set up.

    Also note mirror man uses the archaic idea only women can be mothers and the female is automatically the caring unit for the child.

    In his caring state run world that would get him sent to the edge of the village body pit for a pickaxe handle to the back of the head re-education.

  96. feelthebern

    …..they’re going to be gunning for you, little buddy. so keep low & run in a zig zag pattern…

    Those who watched it know what that refers to.

  97. Boambee John

    Notafan

    Pedantically, the commandment is “Thou shalt not murder”, which is not the same thing.

    Now destroying a viable fetus in utero – killing or murder? It’s a conundrum.

  98. notafan

    exactly calli

    and for someone who goes on and on and on about gun laws

    laughable

  99. MatrixTransform

    this poster has exactly the same attitude to people with disabilities as the NAZIs, who

    spastic … retarded … whatever… its axiomatic

  100. calli

    Oh dear. I’m still not playing nice.

    But the sleight of hand is pretty much the norm – you dehumanise the victim and pretend the killing is a “procedure”. Trouble is modern imaging tells you all you need to know.

    Phelps was yapping yesterday about ethics having to play catch-up with technology. Except, it seems, in one critical area. Best not to see. Best not to understand.

  101. Cassie of Sydney

    “Boambee John
    #3144092, posted on August 30, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Pedantically, the commandment is “Thou shalt not murder”, which is not the same thing.

    That’s right….in the original Hebrew…..it is very specific…”Thou shalt not murder”…it is NOT “Thou shalt not kill”……sometimes, as in war, it is necessary to kill.

  102. feelthebern

    An Australian hospital in partnership with a university has performed gene therapy in utero on a third trimester baby.
    It hasn’t been announced though, which doesn’t surprise me.
    Stanford has announced they have completed the same procedure for a second trimester baby.
    & they announced theirs.
    Go figure.

  103. Cassie of Sydney

    “Boambee John
    #3144092, posted on August 30, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Pedantically, the commandment is “Thou shalt not murder”, which is not the same thing.

    That’s right….in the original H*brew…..it is very specific…”Thou shalt not murder”…it is NOT “Thou shalt not kill”……sometimes, as in war, it is necessary to kill.

  104. notafan

    Boembee

    the Cathechism says You shall not kill.54
    You have heard that it was said to the men of old, “You shall not kill: and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.” But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment.55

    here

  105. calli

    Yes, BJ. There is a distinction.

    Murder is the deliberate destruction of a human being. And the Law differentiated between that and manslaughter or killing in self-defence.

    I think making an appointment with an abortionist might be the first step in premeditation. Like phoning up a hit man.

  106. vr

    Seems like Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of these HK protests, has been arrested. Incredibly brave young man.

  107. Knuckle Dragger

    Liability Bob.

    There is no such thing as a ‘disability hate crime’ in this excellent country. Others, maybe, but not this wide brown land.

    The high-falutin’ site you tenuously linked to deals with employment and punters in wheelchairs unable to climb stairs or get into restaurants.

    Which I’m all for. Let the retards run free, I say. On a run chain, of course – where they can run and play and dig.

    The link didn’t say anything about elderly Queensland cowards though. May have missed that bit.

  108. feelthebern

    Which I’m all for. Let the retards run free, I say. On a run chain, of course – where they can run and play and dig.

    ….something about Mary?

  109. MatrixTransform

    this poster has exactly the same attitude to people with disabilities…

    alright, whoever did it needs to take a long hard look at themselves.

    probably pull up their socks.

    just stop

    stop saying things that make retards like Numpty think that you think like a nazi

    now don’t get poor Numpty wrong … it never actually called you a nazi …. because you know that wouldn’t be nice.

    Hey Numpty … is that snot on your collar?

  110. notafan

    2263 The legitimate defense of persons and societies is not an exception to the prohibition against the murder of the innocent that constitutes intentional killing. “The act of self-defense can have a double effect: the preservation of one’s own life; and the killing of the aggressor. . . . The one is intended, the other is not.”65

    2264 Love toward oneself remains a fundamental principle of morality. Therefore it is legitimate to insist on respect for one’s own right to life. Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow:

  111. feelthebern

    Hey hey hey, what are these 7th & 10th commandants?
    Are they new on the scene?
    Sure do sound like fun.

  112. Whalehunt fun

    sometimes, as in war, it is necessary to kill.

    Life and civilisation is nowadays under threat at times outside of war. The encroachment of the leftist filth in governments of both persuasions upon liberty are going to drive the desperate to do crazy things, making us all at risk. Every one of those people killed in NZ were killed as much by the filth that was Turnbull Rudd Gillard and Whitlam as by the whacko Australian. Every one of them caused the murders with their foul and cretinous policies. Yet they are still walking g around free, save only Whitlam whose resting place is not disclosed thereby robbing Australians of an extra public toilet.

  113. Leigh Lowe

    So fiercely independent Catalonia is good but fiercely independent Britain is bad?

    It says so much about Anglo lefties, both in Britain and here.
    All cultures are worth preserving, it seems, except one.
    The Catalan story had the obligatory footage of tapas bars and that human pyramid thing they do, as an illustration of their distinctive culture.
    If I did a report on Brexit showing tea and scones, cucumber sandwiches and Morris dancing, insisting that these things are central to British culture, it would be considered an embarrassment.

  114. Black Ball

    Had occasion to head to the school where my kids attend. Father’s Day presentation. Bacon and egg rolls, local barista there for caffeine hit. Then activities that included nearest the pin. Competitive juices were coursing the veins of the dads present. Kids didn’t get a look in. Excellent work that school.

  115. zyconoclast

    Fearing the Black Body The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

    In Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia (NYU Press, 2019), Sabrina Strings, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine discusses the stigma of larger—primarily female—body types and how deep racial and religious roots, rather than health concerns, led Western society to favor the lean.

    Here, she weighs in on how slimness became popular and the centuries-long repercussions of this ideal for women of all shapes, colors, and sizes:

    Q: For as long as most people can remember, thin has been in. This automatically puts fat at odds with the societal standard. What’s the fallout?

    A: I appreciate this framing: that thin has been in for many years. Indeed, it has been the predominant fashion for women throughout all of our lifetimes. That statement is an important reminder that the preference for svelte physiques is, first and foremost, aesthetic.

    In my research, I found that thinness has been a mainstream archetype in the US since at least the early 19th century. That precedes the medical establishment’s concerns about excess weight by nearly 100 years. It shows that slimness—while today associated with medical concerns—was not primarily, historically, about health.

    Q: Your book focuses on the historical origins of fat phobia. Give us a Cliffs Notes version of how society arrived at the contemporary ideal of slenderness.

    A: As I note above, fat phobia is not based on health concerns. What I found in my research is that in the West, it’s actually rooted in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and Protestantism. In the trans-Atlantic slave trade, colonists and race scientists suggested that black people were sensuous and thus prone to sexual and oral excesses. Protestantism encouraged temperance in all pleasures, including those of the palate. By the early 19th century, particularly in the US, fatness was deemed evidence of immorality and racial inferiority.

    Q: What does race have to do with this?

    A: Race was integral to the issue. At the onset of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, skin color was often used to determine racial belonging. But by the 18th century, skin color (after years of interracial sex in the colonies) proved a poor sorting mechanism.

    What we had by the 19th century was a new racial discourse that suggested black people were also inherently voracious. Combine this with the displacement of poor Europeans in the 19th century (i.e., Irish, Southern Italians, and Russian Jews), and white Americans were being advised to fear black people, as well as these “degraded” or supposedly “part-black” Europeans, who were also purportedly identifiable by their weight and skin color.

    Q: Your book frames fat phobia in the context of women’s bodies. What implications does this research have for men? And on the flip side, what’s the significance for thin people?

    A: These are important questions, and I get them frequently: What about fat people who aren’t black? What about men? My response is that fat phobia affects everyone. Even if black women have historically formed the center of concern, the goal of race scientists, Protestant reformers, and, later, doctors was to convince all Americans that being fat was a woeful state of affairs that all should shun. In this way, regardless of racial or gender identity in America today, we are all encouraged to avoid becoming fat. The stakes are evident: Thinness is privileged, and fatness is stigmatized.

  116. Roger

    Pedantically, the commandment is “Thou shalt not murder”, which is not the same thing.

    The meaning is that life shall not be taken outside of the parameters set by God Himself.

    Thus neither capital punishment nor killing in a just war transgresses the commandment, since God permits both.

    Aborting a foetus does break the commandment, even if it has the sanction of the state and is therefore not murder according to criminal law.

  117. Percy Popinjay

    Earlier in the day the ex-politician turned up to the ICAC hearings on Elizabeth Street on a Lime bike, slowly freewheeling along the wide footpath

    Imbeciles riding pushbikes (or motorised versions) on crowded footpaths in the Sydney CBD is becoming an increasing problem.

    I’m surprised people haven’t started clocking the dangerous inconsiderate morons on sight.

  118. feelthebern

    At this time Principal Pen-Dropper is preparing a cut’n’paste job.
    Also at this time, Dover Beach is getting ready to jump off the top rope with some Thomas Aquinas.
    Numbers knows he’ll be slammed by the master.
    But his pride is just so consuming he just has to post it.

  119. zyconoclast

    Book: Fat Phobia Arose from Racism and Religion

    In Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia (NYU Press, 2019), Sabrina Strings, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine discusses the stigma of larger—primarily female—body types and how deep racial and religious roots, rather than health concerns, led Western society to favor the lean.

    Here, she weighs in on how slimness became popular and the centuries-long repercussions of this ideal for women of all shapes, colors, and sizes:

    Q For as long as most people can remember, thin has been in. This automatically puts fat at odds with the societal standard. What’s the fallout?

    A I appreciate this framing: that thin has been in for many years. Indeed, it has been the predominant fashion for women throughout all of our lifetimes. That statement is an important reminder that the preference for svelte physiques is, first and foremost, aesthetic.

    In my research, I found that thinness has been a mainstream archetype in the US since at least the early 19th century. That precedes the medical establishment’s concerns about excess weight by nearly 100 years. It shows that slimness—while today associated with medical concerns—was not primarily, historically, about health.

    Q Your book focuses on the historical origins of fat phobia. Give us a CliffsNotes version of how society arrived at the contemporary ideal of slenderness.

    A As I note above, fat phobia is not based on health concerns. What I found in my research is that in the West, it’s actually rooted in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and Protestantism. In the trans-Atlantic slave trade, colonists and race scientists suggested that black people were sensuous and thus prone to sexual and oral excesses. Protestantism encouraged temperance in all pleasures, including those of the palate. By the early 19th century, particularly in the US, fatness was deemed evidence of immorality and racial inferiority.

    Q What does race have to do with this?

    A Race was integral to the issue. At the onset of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, skin color was often used to determine racial belonging. But by the 18th century, skin color (after years of interracial sex in the colonies) proved a poor sorting mechanism.

    What we had by the 19th century was a new racial discourse that suggested black people were also inherently voracious. Combine this with the displacement of poor Europeans in the 19th century (i.e., Irish, Southern Italians, and Russian J00ws), and white Americans were being advised to fear black people, as well as these “degraded” or supposedly “part-black” Europeans, who were also purportedly identifiable by their weight and skin color.

    Q Your book frames fat phobia in the context of women’s bodies. What implications does this research have for men? And on the flip side, what’s the significance for thin people?

    A These are important questions, and I get them frequently: What about fat people who aren’t black? What about men? My response is that fat phobia affects everyone. Even if black women have historically formed the center of concern, the goal of race scientists, Protestant reformers, and, later, doctors was to convince all Americans that being fat was a woeful state of affairs that all should shun. In this way, regardless of racial or gender identity in America today, we are all encouraged to avoid becoming fat. The stakes are evident: Thinness is privileged, and fatness is stigmatized.

  120. Top Ender

    Great Quadrant article about the UK, the state of the USA at present, and why Trump will win again.

    Texas tea. Black gold. Well, the next thing you know we’re driving for hours through lands with oil wells working everywhere you look. Through Midland, through Odessa; we tried to stop at both. But, and I am not exaggerating, every single hotel was booked. This was on a Monday night. The oil companies just buy up every room. The economy down there is booming. We’d been driving for more than 12 hours and had to keep going.

    Finally, in a small place called ‘Monahans’ we got a room. It was after 9pm but the restaurant beside our chain hotel was still open. The waitress told us everyone she knew worked in oil or its service industry. We saw a McDonalds billboard advertising jobs at over $25 an hour (US dollars remember) plus help with college tuition if you last a year. This is the way the market is supposed to work. This is what happens when you see the Paris Accord for the fraud it is. The cost of energy in the US is now well under half what it is in Australia, in some places closer to a third. And the petrol is massively cheaper too.

  121. Percy Popinjay

    the term “spastic” (which describes one form of cerebral palsy) has not been used since the sixties

    The Spastic Centre didn’t change its name until 2011, you appallingly ignorant sanctimonious syphilis addled imbecile.

  122. Percy Popinjay

    Thanks mole – hadn’t read your comment and wasn’t going to let that egregious piece of bullshit pass.

  123. Knuckle Dragger

    Bern,

    Yup. Champagne comedy.

  124. Des Deskperson

    May I remind everyone, once again, that in a 1 August 2014 interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Professor Gillian Triggs referred to her severely intellectual disabled daughter Victoria as ‘retarded’

    Here’s the article;

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/meet-gillian-triggs-the-woman-taking-on-immigration-minister-scott-morrison-20140801-3cy82.html

    you will need to scroll down.

    When the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission – BTW, it’s been over a decade since the since the organisation was HREOC – uses the term ‘retarded’ and no other human rights champion picks her up on it, then one must assume that it is now a proper and human rights-compliant descriptor.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    Texas tea. Black gold.

    Hull tea?

    Oil FOUND: Oil firm makes ‘significant’ black gold discovery in Hull – Biggest since 1970

    Stephen Williams of Reabold said drillers had only expected to discover gas at the West Newton site. He said: “When we went into the drilling we had expected it all to be gas. “We had previously said there could be significant liquid components but that we did not know what this was. “Analysis has now shown this is essentially an oil field with a gas cap and that’s important for us because the valuation of oil is typically significantly higher than gas and is easier to develop with less surface equipment required and less capex to get started.”

    The find would mark the biggest onshore hydrocarbon discovery in the UK since the 1970s.

    Boris has natural talent!

  126. feelthebern

    One of the best.
    “Man, you’ve got to clean the pipes, it’s like going out with a loaded gun, that’s how people get hurt”.

  127. 1735099

    There is no such thing as a ‘disability hate crime’ in this excellent country. Others, maybe, but not this wide brown land.

    There is, but it’s not called that.
    Ask Andrew Bolt.
    The “eugenics approach”; frozen in history, as referred to by Ron Merkel SC, is simply another version of the stuff promoted here, which was operationalized by the NAZIs.
    Any vulnerable group, targeted by words published, has the right to complain to the Commission.
    The majority of these complaints never see the inside of a court, because the perpetrators slink away when they go before the commissioner at a preliminary hearing.
    Been there, done that, as a pro bono advocate.

  128. feelthebern

    numbers is just here killing time before he has to tell his wife about his secret Vietnamese family (or families, he wasn’t clear on how many).

  129. feelthebern

    Been there, done that, as a pro bono advocate.

    Uh-oh.
    The doxing threat really just got turned up to 11.

    h/t Spinal tap.

  130. Not Uh oh

    C.L.
    #3144026, posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:42 am

    He is a herder, though. Same sheep every day.

    This, sadly, is true.

  131. Leigh Lowe

    When the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission – BTW, it’s been over a decade since the since the organisation was HREOC – uses the term ‘retarded’ and no other human rights champion picks her up on it, then one must assume that it is now a proper and human rights-compliant descriptor.

    Bwah, ha, ha.
    Lodge a complaint Bobby, and a retaliatory complaint can be lodged against Trigger.

  132. notafan

    At this time Principal Pen-Dropper is preparing a cut’n’paste job.
    Also at this time, Dover Beach is getting ready to jump off the top rope with some Thomas Aquinas.
    Numbers knows he’ll be slammed by the master.
    But his pride is just so consuming he just has to post it.

    Bern,

    Yup. Champagne comedy.

    exception to the rule

    when someone says all morality is subjective just before posting yet another comment that implies some acts are always wrong, no matter what the circumstances and what the view of the perpetrator is.

    then DB is a TAFE lecturer something something

  133. Percy Popinjay

    this poster has exactly the same attitude to people with disabilities as the nazis

    Stupid self extincting guilt ridden spineless western European collectivist cockheads also possess exactly the same attitude.

    http://www.downsyndromeprenataltesting.com/is-down-syndrome-already-starting-to-disappear/

    https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37500189

  134. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3144128, posted on August 30, 2019 at 1:22 pm
    Been there, done that, as a pro bono advocate.

    Uh-oh.
    The doxing threat really just got turned up to 11.

    h/t Spinal tap.”

    Agree….it is high time Doomlord dealt with him.

  135. notafan

    Any vulnerable group

    except the disabled victims of abortion

    they can’t

    but that’s okay

    But I don’t presume to tell others what to believe and how to act.

    except if they use the word spastic or retard

    that is really very badly bad

  136. feelthebern

    Been there, done that, as a pro bono advocate.

    Educate us.
    Where & when did you do this?

  137. thefrollickingmole

    Tard herder puts its white undies on the outside and springs into another fantasy loop.

    Been there, done that, as a pro bono advocate.

    Pleas buy his book “why am I so FIGJAM and other fairy stories”.

    Theres so much small man syndrome im beginning to think he really is a superhero, this one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdKf3MneyI

    Though with his propensity to watch girls through mirrors maybe more Beuno Excelente.

  138. calli

    Down Syndrome is not disappearing.

    Just the babies who have it.

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘perpetrators slink away’

    Funny. That’s an American term. They use it in all the TV crime shows. It’s not used anywhere in any Australian criminal and/or juridical system.

    But you, as a pro bono advocate, would have known that.

    …. ….

    Hang on.

    Unlesssssss……..

  140. Percy Popinjay

    a pro bono advocate

    LOL. Yet more fantasyland horseshit.

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    Juridicial is a word. It means perpetrator.

  142. Robert Mc

    Now destroying a viable fetus in utero – killing or murder? It’s a conundrum.

    A conundrum indeed. But not when it’s a fellow Cat describing his involvement in the termination of a foetus with Mosaic Trisomy 16. You’ll find that mentioned by Matrix Transform back on the Open forum about 2 months ago. Only messages of support for Matrix as far as I could see, and no condolences expressed to the aborted foetus.

  143. Cassie of Sydney

    “Roger
    #3144115, posted on August 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm
    Pedantically, the commandment is “Thou shalt not murder”, which is not the same thing.

    The meaning is that life shall not be taken outside of the parameters set by God Himself.

    Thus neither capital punishment nor killing in a just war transgresses the commandment, since God permits both.

    Aborting a foetus does break the commandment, even if it has the sanction of the state and is therefore not murder according to criminal law.”

    I think that is a very good interpretation Roger…one that accords with Joooooish law.

  144. bespoke

    Black Ball
    #3144113, posted on August 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm
    Had occasion to head to the school where my kids attend. Father’s Day presentation. Bacon and egg rolls, local barista there for caffeine hit. Then activities that included nearest the pin. Competitive juices were coursing the veins of the dads present. Kids didn’t get a look in. Excellent work that school.

    Nice story BB and many to come with your kids. Treasure them all.

  145. feelthebern

    Competitive juices were coursing the veins of the dads present

    They’ll be a lot of sore fathers in the morning.

  146. Roger

    I think that is a very good interpretation Roger…one that accords with Joooooish law.

    Noted, Cassie.

    Had to check my Hebrew lexicon as I’d forgotten which word Moses used and there are several with different nuances.

  147. Leigh Lowe

    HREOC = Herder of Retards Elicits Obtuse Complaints.

  148. Leigh Lowe

    a pro bono advocate

    Pro bono help from the spastic herder would, by definition, be overpriced.

  149. Knuckle Dragger

    I am a victim of a disgusting hate crime.

    Yesterday morning I witnessed one of our emerging Third Nations elders defecating on a footpath outside a school.

    I ran up with a towel from the back of the ute so the fellow could maintain his dignity. I also gave him $25 for a goon bag (quality goon only for our Third Nations betters).

    In return, he said ‘Fuck you, ya white xunt.’

    Will you, Liability Bob Galbally, be my pro bono advocate?

  150. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘HREOC’

    Baha!

  151. zyconoclast

    Peace offering: Chick-fil-A worker hands out sandwiches to Popeyes employees

    Jené Walker and her coworker were headed to a nearby Popeyes in North Carolina to try the sandwich when they saw a Chick-fil-A worker handing out Chick-fil-A sandwiches to Popeyes employees.

  152. MatrixTransform

    The “eugenics approach”; frozen in history, as referred to by Ron Merkel SC, is simply another version of the stuff promoted here, which was operationalized by the NAZIs.

    so everybody here is a nazi … except you of course

    Any vulnerable group, targeted by words published, has the right to complain to the Commission.

    yeah but the difference is that you aren’t the vulnerable group mate.
    Aren’t you by your own account, the smartest bastard in the room?

    So are we calling a retard… a retard … and gonna be visited by the wrath of the HRC
    Or are we calling the self appointed schoolmaster a retard …?

    Been there, done that, as a pro bono advocate.

    Super Numpty … with his vast retarded experience … undies on the outside …. advocating for retards and their right to gibber without interruption.

    go hard Numpty … l’unione fa la Forza!!

  153. stackja

    NSW building code:

    Sydney Market St between Sussex St and Clarence St
    HAZARD – loose glass panel
    Started today 10:33am, last checked today 1:25pm
    Impact: Impact Road closed in both directions.
    Attending: Transport for NSW, Emergency services
    Advice: Avoid the area
    Exercise caution
    Public transport: Buses are diverting away from the closure and missing some stops. Buses throughout the CBD are delayed up to 60 minutes.
    Other Info:
    Motorists are advised to avoid the area as traffic is very heavy in all directions. Southbound motorists should use Goulburn or Liverpool streets to get to the Western Distributor. Northbound should use Macquarie or Elizabeth streets to access the Eastern Distributor.
    Market Street is closed westbound at Castlereagh Street. The westbound turn from Elizabeth Street into Market Street is also closed.

  154. MatrixTransform

    LOL …. snap, Mole

  155. MatrixTransform

    Who knew?

    For every superman there is apparently, a super rake.

    only Numpty could have found that thing

  156. MatrixTransform

    is this a pile on ?

    cacking myself larfing here

  157. feelthebern

    Thanks stackja.
    Of all the days to drive to work.
    Whenever there is an incident on Market or King Streets, the entire city grinds to a halt.

  158. stackja

    Sydney CBD street closed over fears glass pane could fall from building

    By Jenny Noyes
    Updated August 30, 2019 — 12.39pm
    first published at 11.53am

    Emergency services have closed part of a busy CBD street over fears a “bulging” pane of glass could fall from the 18th floor of a building.

    Police received a call about 10.20am reporting a panel of glass had come loose from the Allianz Centre building at 2 Market Street and was “about to fall”, a spokeswoman said.

    photo

  159. Top Ender

    Police angry as officer awaits possible ‘assault’ charge

    South Australian police are waiting to see whether one of their officers will face assault charges after he allegedly punched a graffiti vandal in self-defence as the offender allegedly spat repeatedly on his face and arm during his arrest.

    The case has sparked great anger among SA police, including Senior Constable Alison Coad, who became the face of the campaign for better legal protections against police assaults after she contracted lifelong oral herpes when an offender deliberately spat in her mouth during an arrest in 2005.

    “There are some people who think that this is what we signed on for and that once we put on the uniform, it is simply part of the job,” Constable Coad told The Australian yesterday.

    “If a member of the general public was spat on, they would not write it off as being just one of those things.

    “It is totally unacceptable, but sadly it’s the kind of stuff that police and people who work in corrections have to deal with all the time.”

    The case involving the latest spitting incident and alleged police assault happened in July when three men were caught by police allegedly vandalising property in Adelaide’s south.

    As a result of that incident, a 22-year-old man, Clarence Rahana Sydney Yates, was charged with marking graffiti, resisting arrest and assault.

    The police statement at the time said the accused “assaulted police, including spitting on the face and arm of an officer”.

    However, the two friends of Yates filmed his arrest, which they claim shows the officer hitting their friend.

    Phone camera video taken by the men shows them launching a profanity-laden tirade against the officer after his hand comes into contact with Yates’s face.

    “You smacked him in the face, you dog. You’re f..ked! You’re f..king done, dog! You pig! You f..king pig!” the men say on the recording.

    Under South Australian law, it is illegal to publish information that suggests a police officer has been the subject of an internal complaint or disciplinary proceeding.

    However, when Mr Yates appeared in court earlier this month, his lawyer, Stacey Carter, said the charges against her client would be contested.

    “The police have contacted me, on behalf of my client, as they are investigating the police officer for an alleged assault against my client during the incident,” she revealed.

    The Australian understands that the officer in question in the graffiti case has spoken to the Police Association about his situation.

    Police across the state are watching the outcome closely.

    Police Association secretary Mark Carroll said he could not comment on the matter until a decision was made on whether the officer would be charged.

    Constable Coad said the case was “just another example of the total disregard and disrespect that people have for police”.

    “No one should have to put up with this,” she said. “It’s not what we sign on for.”

    Constable Coad said her illness had made her personal life “extremely hard” for both her partner and her young child.

    “I have had my little fella say ‘Mum is it OK to kiss you?’ and I can’t kiss him on the lips or on the cheek when I have a breakout,” she said.

    “The condition lays dormant but it then flares up again. I’ve had another breakout this week and been off work again.

    “It’s horrible when it happens, not just for how it makes you feel but also because you miss work and feel like you’re not putting in.

    “It also has a massive impact on intimacy but I am lucky to have such a loving and caring partner.”

    ‘No one should have to put up with this. It’s not what we sign on for’

    Oz print edition

  160. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3144162, posted on August 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Sydney planned by Lachlan Macquarie?

  161. The Beer Whisperer

    It would be very easy to argue (and has been in some jurisdictions) that using such a term as abuse is directed not towards the individual who is the target, but the wider cohort of people with disabilities.

    How noble of you, Numbnuts. It’s not you who’s offended, but everyone else.

    Passing off your bed-wetting offendedness as other peoples’ offendedness is dishonest and quite cowardly.

  162. feelthebern

    If Elizabeth Macquarie gets all the kudos for all the good stuff, shouldn’t she also be blamed for the shite ?

  163. stackja

    Top Ender
    #3144164, posted on August 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    So police should not bother criminals?

  164. feelthebern

    numbers get back in here you fat idiot & tell us all where & when you acted as a pro bono advocate.

  165. Geriatric Mayfly

    Greta, a shudder as I see the name above. Imagine that her personal bucket, or commode for the more discerning buyer, will appear shortly on e-Bay.

  166. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s called (apparently) a distraction technique.

    Punch someone as hard as you can for as long as you can, and their priorities change from spitting at/on you to not swallowing their own teeth.

    Big fan.

  167. calli

    Police received a call about 10.20am reporting a panel of glass had come loose from the Allianz Centre building at 2 Market Street and was “about to fall”, a spokeswoman said.

    Just as well they have a good insurer. 😁

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    numbers get back in here you fat idiot & tell us all where & when you acted as a pro bono advocate.

    Hope you are properly accredited, Numbers Ho, “pro bono” advocates have been sued before, for giving “duff gen.”

  169. Not Uh oh

    Not Uh oh
    #3144129, posted on August 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm
    C.L.
    #3144026, posted on August 30, 2019 at 11:42 am

    He is a herder, though. Same sheep every day.

    This, sadly, is true.

    Like lambs to the slaughter..

  170. Candy:

    This will be the norm for some kids and their families perhaps. Poor parenting.

    The parents have been taught that the more they ignore the kids welfare, the more goodies they get from the do-gooders. At the extreme end, you get the Subcontinental practice of breaking and malforming their babies feet and hands so they make good beggers.
    Stop rewarding the neglectful behaviour – it would stop in one fortnight if the kid came to school without breakfast and a packed lunch and the cost was taken from the parents welfare.

  171. Dr Faustus

    In ‘Experts Predict’ news:

    Edible insects business booming and experts predict a big export future

    Entomologist Dr Bryan Lessard said Australia had the potential to become a major player in a lucrative international market.

    He said insects were efficient to farm, packed with protein and good for the planet.

    “The United Nations estimates the global edible insect market will be worth $8 billion in 10 years’ time and there’s a real opportunity for Australia,” he said.

    So, a CSIRO entomologist quoting the UN.
    All you need to know, really.

    Some numbers:

    The average adult needs 50g of protein daily – satisfied by scoffing ~820 crickets
    The entire protein needs of Australia = ~7 trillion crickets per annum.

    Wholesale price of cricket flour ex-US-state-of-the-art robot cricket farm: ~AUD65/kg.
    Protein content 65% = AUD97/kg of protein.

    Retail price Australian hand-reared, organic cricket flour: AUD160/kg
    Protein content 65% = AUD246/kg of protein.

    Delicious pig equivalent (26% protein) = AUD42/kg protein
    (Coles retail price)

    Tasting Note: Dried whole crickets taste bland and have an unpleasant mouth feel due to the chitin body parts. Cricket flour has a vaguely nutty taste and a slightly greasy mouth feel, rather like eating wheatgerm, or stale almond meal. [Don’t ask.]

    Concentrated virtue signalling: nobody is going to be eating $8 billion of this stuff because they like the taste, or can’t afford anything else.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    numbers get back in here you fat idiot & tell us all where & when you acted as a pro bono advocate.

    It’s the vibe of it.
    It’s the Constitution.
    It’s Mabo.
    It’s justice.
    It’s the law.
    It’s the vibe, and … ah, no, that’s it … It’s the vibe.
    I rest my case your grace.

  173. calli

    Experts Warn that Experts Who Predict are wrong 93.7% of the time.

    Unless the Prediction is underwritten by taxpayers’ money.

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Bobby DeNuto.
    As seen on TV.

  175. calli

    Oh joy! Mum’s cooking Delicious Pig Equivalent Roast for dinner tonight!

    Said no human ever.

  176. Mother Lode:

    There has been a persistent trend in polls tilting left – presumably with the intention of disheartening opposition to the left’s agenda.
    But then the left seem to have started believing their jiggered polls and shooting themselves in the foot.
    The Hilderbeest’s campaign being perhaps the most exquisitely sweet example.

    Yes. I had a couple of bets with reasonably long odds when I saw this happening. The polls get the Lefty mob ready to bet a motza, then all the odds go up, and bingo!
    The bookies won’t fall for it, but the lefty punters will.

  177. feelthebern

    Apologies, I shouldn’t have called numbers a fat idiot.
    That’s what JC calls numbers.
    I should have at least given a h/t.

  178. Leigh Lowe

    The bookies won’t fall for it, but the lefty punters will.

    At least on bookie fell for it at the last Federal election.

  179. TFM:

    Mirror man now resorting to making vague legalistic threats if we dont use language he approves of.
    Anyone doubt hed dox all the people here in a heartbeat if it could?

    It’s why he’s here.
    He is trying to get enough evidence to have the Cat closed.

  180. Boambee John:

    Now destroying a viable fetus in utero – killing or murder? It’s a conundrum.

    Not to me, it ain’t…

  181. feelthebern

    Anyone doubt hed dox all the people here in a heartbeat if it could?

    Numbers plans to release the mother of all doxings as part of his…cough….thesis.

  182. notafan

    Now destroying a viable fetus in utero – killing or murder? It’s a conundrum.

    Not a conundrum

    it is the same thing and never justified

    with the exception of double effect cases

    it is the taking of innocent life

    unless you deny that the unborn are human

    though of course denying it doesn’t make it so

  183. Dr Faustus

    Jodi McKay says NSW Labor is in ‘terrible state’

    Sure is.
    Much better off trying that Aldi-bag business in Queensland, or Victoria.

  184. Robert Mc

    Down Syndrome is not disappearing.

    Just the babies who have it.

    How about Mosaic Trisomy 16? As reported here by Matrix Transform a few weeks ago, a baby with it was terminated. Some Cat hypocrites sympathized, but not with the terminated baby. The rest of the Cat hypocrites said nothing.

  185. History’s link:

    Burning natural gas produces half of the carbon dioxide that burning coal does …

    Shirley, the amount of CO2 per Carbon atom that is oxidized is exactly the same.

    Am I missing something here?

  186. Percy Popinjay

    Am I missing something here?

    #scientism

  187. bespoke

    He is trying to get enough evidence to have the Cat closed.

    He has nothing.

  188. JC

    Bern

    No, It’s what I call Monster. I call him a fat idiot. Numbers nuts is just number nuts.

  189. the Cat closed

    Black, Asian, Jewish, Arabic, Catholics, like myself, would vigorously protest such a move.

    I know just the institution where numbers can be locked up.

  190. feelthebern

    Whoops.
    That’s what I meant JC.

  191. notafan

    A Tamil family who were temporarily saved from deportation from Australia have been taken back to Darwin Airport.
    This morning an extended court injunction meant that Priya, Nadesalingam and their two daughters could stay in Australia until Wednesday September 4.
    Last night the family from the small Queensland town of Biloela were placed on a plane from Melbourne Airport to take them to Sri Lanka.
    But the plane was grounded in Darwin and they were allowed to disembark following a last-minute injunction from Judge Heather Riley.
    They are now back at Darwin Airport, with their destination unknown.

    Earlier today Angel Aleksov, representing the family, asked Justice Mordecai Bromberg to extend the injunction so they could make a further application for Priya, Nades and their daughters to remain in Australia.
    Mr Aleksov has applied to the court on behalf of two-year-old Tharunicca.

    Let’s see how this plays out

    a persuecuted minority…

  192. Bespoke:

    He has nothing.

    That’s what we thought about Cardinal Pell.

  193. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Earlier today Angel Aleksov, representing the family, asked Justice Mordecai Bromberg

    “Mordecai Bromberg?’ Sounds familiar?

  194. Leigh Lowe

    He is trying to get enough evidence to have the Cat closed.

    He has nothing.

    No biggy.
    It would cost s.f.a. to have the site hosted in an untouchable location, with the site owner being totally unidentifiable.
    Of course, in the unlikely event that he got some ban in place, and if I were to contribute to running costs, that would come with strings.
    Like banning low intellect trolls.

  195. Notafan:

    Let’s see how this plays out

    So a bloke who was in a terrorist organisation that murdered tens of thousands Sri Lankans so their takeover of part of their country could go ahead, and who fled to Australia when his side lost, doesn’t want to go back and face the music? And he was told he wouldn’t get citizenship even if he did produce a couple of sprogs, went ahead and did it anyway?
    Sounds like a good law abiding citizen – let’s import another 2 million of them and they can have a go at making another Tamil Nadu state. Perhaps Cape York?
    Him and his duplicitous wife can piss off.

  196. Top Ender

    Mordecai Bromberg was the judge in the Andrew Bolt case.

  197. feelthebern

    I was on a conference call today with what I would call a surrogate for the RBA.
    He said: It is a case of when not if QE happens in Australia.
    There were about 150 participants so the comments are not tight when that many people have dialled in.
    I would expect more columns on QE in the financial media over the weekend.

  198. Geriatric Mayfly

    “Mordecai Bromberg?’ Sounds familiar?

    Just the one to sort this Pell matter out pronto.

  199. notafan

    Winston I don’t believe he is a Tamil terrorist

    just a plain ordinary economic refugee who tool advantage of the boat train back in 2012/ 2013 and because of the huge number of applicants got a temporary protection visa while being quite clearly told they would never ever ever get PR

    There was much squealing a couple of years ago by the usual suspects that Tamils that were sent home would be tortured and killed yet here we are with zero reports of that actually happening

    they had the children to consolidate a claim

    I would not be surprised if they have other children back in Sri Lanka

    they don’t look particularly young

  200. feelthebern

    That jockey was only 22.
    Very sad.

  201. bespoke

    Leigh Lowe
    #3144205, posted on August 30, 2019 at 3:38 pm
    Like banning low intellect trolls.

    But I like Geriatric Mayfly. 😂

  202. Rossini

    Top Ender
    #3144119, posted on August 30, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    We have stupid politicians especially in Victoria!

  203. John Constantine

    https://10daily.com.au/news/crime/a190828lihky/new-anti-trolling-laws-to-stop-online-abuse-and-harassment-20190828

    Victorian MP Fiona Patten is behind a push to update the state’s anti-vilification laws, broadening the legislation to include hate speech focusing on characteristics like gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics.

    Patter, the leader of the Reason Party — formerly the Sex Party — said the laws currently only cover racial and religious vilification, but that widening the scope of the legislation was in hopes of stopping online trolling, harassment and abuse.

    “Hate speech lives and breeds in social media feeds and the comments sections of news articles. Women are shamed and bullied through the everyday mediums that we use to consume media and communicate,” Patten said of her reasons for introducing the Racial and Religious Tolerance Amendment Bill 2019.

    Everybody not as tolerant as their left must be silenced.

    After a fair show trial.

    Comrades.

  204. Rossini

    feelthebern
    #3144211, posted on August 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    General population fail to realize how dangerous riding horses is.

  205. notafan

    amazing,

    The Sex Party which originally had strong links to the Eros Foundation, which represents businesses in the adult film industry. But Ms Patten said the foundation played no official part in the new party and had already begun moving away from the Sex Party

    is now just another version of the greenleftsocialists

  206. zyconoclast

    Incoherent rambler
    #3144198, posted on August 30, 2019 at 3:29 pm
    the Cat closed

    Black, Asian, Jewish, Arabic, Catholics, like myself, would vigorously protest such a move.

    I know just the institution where numbers can be locked up.

    How did that sneak passed the shredder?

  207. zyconoclast

    Incoherent rambler
    #3144198, posted on August 30, 2019 at 3:29 pm
    the Cat closed

    Black, Asian, J00wish, Arabic, Catholics, like myself, would vigorously protest such a move.

    I know just the institution where numbers can be locked up.

    How did the J word, which was correctly spelled in the original sneak passed the shredder?

  208. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    KD, just reading about the “spitting on Police” case in South Australia, and your remarks about it.

    Many decades ago, and in a country faraway , I remember that no one in their right mind would even consider performing such an act.

    Not only because of the great pain that would soon be inflicted upon the evildoer, but the Court would load incarceration upon them.

    Assault Police was very rare in those days. What can possibly have changed the situation?

  209. old bloke

    Tamil Tiger due to be deported says he will face torture in Sri Lanka

    The Tamil Tigers, towards the end of the civil war, rounded up there fellow Tamil citizens to use them as shields against the approaching Sri Lankan Army. Many Tamil citizens were killed as a result, and many Tamil villages were destroyed as a result of the war.

    The returning Tamil Tigers fear their fellow citizens as they were responsible for the deaths and destruction which were visited upon them, rather than fearing the Sri Lankan government.

  210. feelthebern

    Spitting is a violent crime.

  211. stackja

    Loose glass pane causes CBD traffic headaches

    A major street in Sydney’s CBD was closed and public transport in the area delayed after a loose pane of glass on the Allianz Centre building threatened to fall 18 metres.
    The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    A street in Sydney’s CBD was closed for more than four hours on Friday amid fears a loose pane of glass would crash to the ground.

    The bulging pane on the 18th floor of the Allianz Centre building forced the closure of Market St between Sussex and Clarence Streets just after 11am.

    The glass pane on the 18th floor of the Allianz Centre. Picture: Nicholas Eagar.

    Police blocked off the street to cars and pedestrians as glaziers were called in and finally secured the panel about 3.30pm.

    A bystander said he heard there were concerns the falling pane could be caught by the wind and land on passing cars or pedestrians.

    “It could have been disastrous,” one Allianz Centre worker told AAP. “Emergency services have done very well with their due diligence by identifying it and acting so quickly.”

    A glazier at the scene told AAP the pane likely weighed between 70 and 80 kilograms.

  212. zyconoclast

    KD, just reading about the “spitting on Police” case in South Australia, and your remarks about it.

    Many decades ago, and in a country faraway , I remember that no one in their right mind would even consider performing such an act.

    Not only because of the great pain that would soon be inflicted upon the evildoer, but the Court would load incarceration upon them.

    Assault Police was very rare in those days. What can possibly have changed the situation?

    From the US

  213. Twostix

    , but the “ alphabet people” section is so freaking clever.

    He stole it from Owen Benjamin.

  214. zyconoclast

    Spitting is a violent crime.

    What about egg and milkshake throwing?

  215. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sometimes someone in R&D comes up with a brilliant idea. And sometimes they don’t…

    Cadbury facing backlash over new chocolate bar meant to promote diversity

    The British confectionery giant Cadbury has been facing some backlash on social media for a new candy bar that it introduced in India, which features four types of chocolate — dark, blended, milk and white — to promote diversity.

    Yep, they did a block with white, light brown, brown and dark bits, and called it the Unity Bar. You couldn’t make this up. At last they didn’t call it the Woke Bar.

  216. Dr Fred Lenin

    I have given lots of money to sick animals over the years ,though I didnt know they were sick before I backed them .

  217. stackja

    JB of Sydney/Shanghai
    #3144219, posted on August 30, 2019 at 4:38 pm
    KD, just reading about the “spitting on Police” case in South Australia, and your remarks about it.

    Many decades ago, and in a country faraway , I remember that no one in their right mind would even consider performing such an act.

    Not only because of the great pain that would soon be inflicted upon the evildoer, but the Court would load incarceration upon them.

    Assault Police was very rare in those days. What can possibly have changed the situation?

    In NSW, it was Attorney General, Frank Walker. Victoria? Whoever. SA? Don Dunstan?

  218. Des Deskperson

    ‘He is trying to get enough evidence to have the Cat closed.

    He has nothing.’

    I’m not a lawyer, but as I understand it, the only Act at the Commonwealth level that involves legal sanctions for discrimination on the grounds of disability is the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The aim of this Act is

    ‘ to eliminate, as far as possible, discrimination against persons on the ground of disability in the areas of:
    (i) work, accommodation, education, access to premises, clubs and sport; and
    (ii) the provision of goods, facilities, services and land; and
    (iii) existing laws; and
    (iv) the administration of Commonwealth laws and programs; and
    (b) to ensure, as far as practicable, that persons with disabilities have the same rights to equality before the law as the rest of the community; and
    (c) to promote recognition and acceptance within the community of the principle that persons with disabilities have the same fundamental rights as the rest of the community.”

    This doesn’t seem to say anything about the use of words and speech in relation to people with a disability that could be considered abusive.

    The Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 may give broader responsibilities in this area to the Commission, but I’m not aware that it does and I haven’t time to check. In any case, the Commissions powers outside those conferred by the Disability Discrimination Act, are only recommendatory.

    So while I’m not a lawye , it seems to me, prima facie, that there is no legal power, at the Commonwealth level, to sanction people who say things that might be considered offensive about people who Professor Triggs might describe as ‘retarded’.

    I’m happy to be corrected by any legal cats.

  219. feelthebern

    What about egg and milkshake throwing?

    Same. Violent crimes.

  220. areff

    Jewfish

    Spaminator preferred: Hebraic piscatore

  221. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3144226, posted on August 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    USA Ben & Jerry’s released Black and Tan in Ireland.

  222. bespoke

    Des, but all insults have been directed at him. Lets not forget that it started when he compared Cassie to a special needs girl.

  223. Pyrmonter

    @ Stackja

    The police are no more above the law than griffito-ists. They can use reasonable force to effect arrests, but aren’t there to dispense summary (in-)justice.

  224. areff

    Mitsubishi released the Pajero in Latin America, where it slang for ‘wanker’. Didn’t sell well.

  225. areff

    Oh, and there was the appetite-supressing candy released in the US, circa 1982.

    They called it AYDS and promised it would slim you right down.

    Didn’t do well either

  226. stackja

    Pyrmonter
    #3144236, posted on August 30, 2019 at 5:05 pm
    @ Stackja

    The police are no more above the law than griffito-ists. They can use reasonable force to effect arrests, but aren’t there to dispense summary (in-)justice.

    Today reasonable force means ‘kid gloves’.
    And people can’t walk streets at night like they used too.

  227. Zatara

    The police are no more above the law than griffito-ists. They can use reasonable force to effect arrests, but aren’t there to dispense summary (in-)justice.

    Nor are they less protected by the law. Assault is assault and self-defense is self-defense.

  228. Tintarella di Luna

    May I remind everyone, once again, that in a 1 August 2014 interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Professor Gillian Triggs referred to her severely intellectual disabled daughter Victoria as ‘retarded’

    Thank you Des Deskperson for this reminder though I can tell you I need no reminding of the perfidy of Ms Triggs. I think this article actually appeared not long after her appointment as President of the Human Rights Commission and was reprinted a couple of times.

    Nor do I need any reminding of the perfidy of her colleagues at the time, one being the Disability Discrimination Commissioner himself, Graeme Innes, the vicious and shrill disability advocates (who so severely castigated Andrew Peacock for using the term blind Freddy in some innocuous comment in about 2010) nor of the lamestream media which printed the article time and again and never a raised eyebrow or comment.

    The only people who made negative comments on Ms Triggs’ hypocrisy were Alan Jones who raised this many times in relation to his carpet-bagger and Caroline Marcus who wrote this

    Triggs’ trashed the life of her daughter, how dare she be disabled, how dare she not die, how dare she have this core of steel in wanting to survive?.

    What galled me most was that Triggs expanded beyond decency upon how useless and meaningless she thought the life of her daughter. She need only have said I had three children one a lawyer, the other a teacher and I had a very disabled daughter who died about 8 years ago, it would have been unseemly to pry further.

    But Ms Triggs just moved on leaving her daughter with a nice family that one of the Churches helped her find so she could pursue her stellar career, refine her rounded vowels and perfect her diction and coiffure.

    One beautiful outcome for her daughter Victoria was indeed embraced as part of our human diversity by a devout Christian family becoming truly human by nurturing, cherishing and caring for Victoria who lived until the age of about 21.

  229. thefrollickingmole

    First fuckstick on the moon will be fine with RBTs detaining thousands this weekend though.

    Apparently sniffer dogs are racist, or have racist handlers, or something…

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/30/the-war-on-drugs-making-good-dogs-do-bad-things

  230. stackja

    Girls rejecting new ‘not pretty’ curvy Barbie dolls

    Girls are rejecting new curvy Barbies, preferring the original, thinner dolls. Girls considered the curvy Barbie — with a more rounded stomach and thicker legs — “not pretty” and said she “has no friends”.
    SUSIE O’BRIEN, Herald Sun
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    You can buy a girl a curvy Barbie doll, but you can’t make her like it.

    This is the finding from a new study assessing the popularity of a range of Barbie dolls which are curvier, taller and smaller than the original size-6 doll.

    Girls as young as three display a potentially harmful “preference for thinness”, US researchers concluded.

    Eighty-four girls aged three to ten were asked what they thought of four Fashionista Barbie dolls. First introduced in 2016, the dolls come in a range of skin tones and ethnic appearances and feature four different shapes: original, curvy, petite and tall.

    Lead author Jennifer Harriger from Pepperdine University found half of the girls said the curvy doll was “not pretty” and 42 per cent said she “has no friends”.

    Reeducation needed urgently?

  231. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘spitting is a violent crime’

    It’s also (and to my mind) an offensive crime, on many levels. A mate of mine’s been spat on three times. Each time the spitter lost teeth. That, to my mind, would be the minimum standard.

    JB,

    I’m not sure. There are punters around who will rant about the decline of society and so on. As far as the judiciary goes, it’s probably down to the appointment of magistrates who haven’t been Clerks of the Court for ten years or more, and so haven’t gained their knowledge of law and justice from fancy book learnin’, and thus thinking they’re the same thing.

    Mobile phones and CCTV – just as it’s easier to film the coppers doing cop stuff, it can at the same time terrify coppers into doing nothing, instead of being perceived (by mongs) to be doing the wrong thing.

    TBC.

  232. feelthebern

    I’m predicting the future.
    numbers will be back here will a mighty erection (all 2 inches).
    There is news breaking re another sponsor pulling the pin on AJ.

  233. C.L.

    Gladys Berejiklian has instituted a ban against little old ladies saying their prayers within 250 metres of late term abortion clinics (where babies are murdered) but she’s got police dogs out on the street sniffing citizens who might be carrying a joint. See, I’d do the opposite: I’d leave the pot smokers alone and have dogs mauling abortion doctors like Cujo on a side of beef.

  234. Knuckle Dragger

    Cont.

    Obviously, there are people around who believe that they’re entitled to everything and do as they please, regardless of the whims of normal people. Licence to shit in the street, as they say.

    Clearly, if you accept spitting as both a violent and offensive act, and you spit on a copper (bearing in mind nobody just wanders up and down the street spitting on random people) you have marked yourself as someone who’s demonstrated a necessity to be removed from normal people, if only for a shorter than desired time.

    And, following the process, and also taking into account that nobody actually wants to be arrested, if you have to fracture and eye socket or a couple of ribs to get the job done, then so be it. But (apparently) when you do it, you have to do it quick, hard and fast. Prolonged ‘persuasion’ won’t fly in that scenario. You also have to justify it, which again is no problem if (allegedly) you’re any good in your field of endeavour.

    Cont.

  235. feelthebern

    It’s 2019 & people still get arrested for pot.
    What a waste of police resources.

  236. feelthebern

    Police getting physical with a spitting arrestee, kind of ok with that.
    State Rail rent-a-cops piling on a fare jumper, not ok with that.

  237. C.L.

    Girls are rejecting new curvy Barbies, preferring the original, thinner dolls. Girls considered the curvy Barbie — with a more rounded stomach and thicker legs — “not pretty” and said she “has no friends”.

    They will have to be punished for this.

    I channel-flipped on to that Embarrassing Bodies show last night and the subject was boobs. It featured a team of topless British women being tutored on boobular stuff. One thing that really stuck out (so to speak) was just how misshapen, blubbery, overweight and beaten-up these 20 and 30-something women looked. I mean, even facially they were jaded. Their great-grandmothers were svelte and feminine. I don’t know what happened. The Pill, entitlement to be a slob and lots of food would be my guess. Western women are becoming a horde of ungainly Big Berthas.

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