Tuesday Forum: September 10, 2019

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  1. notafan

    Shhh don’t tell anyone

  2. C.L.

    Kayleigh is the new Greta …

    Leftists – this time Australian – find another little girl to use.

  3. Rafe Champion

    My aircon went out yesterday just when it turned cold. Dang Murphys law!

  4. notafan

    So true

    In 1954, four years after George Orwell’s premature death from tuberculosis, his friend Christopher Hollis recalled: “One of the most interesting and deepest of Orwell’s beliefs was his belief in the profound evil of contraception.” Near the end of his life, Orwell expressed the view that even the Catholic teaching on “the safe period” was too lax. He thought, according to Hollis, “that people who desired intercourse without desiring children were guilty of a profound lack of faith in life, and that a generation which slipped into the way of thinking such a desire legitimate was inevitably damned.”

    ORWELL AND CONTRACEPTION

  5. Jock

    The recent Newspoll showing that those polled were fearfull of the rising cost of living was a hoot. No inflation but a rising cost of living. How does Mr Lowe explain that to the deplorables??

  6. Dr Fred Lenin

    Hello in dare its ne out here <how the. Hell are yez ?

  7. Tom

    Michelle Malkin has a marvellous description of Hollywood’s human trash: sanctuary anarchists.

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Drinking decline stalls as Aussies hit the hard stuff

    Sean Parnell
    HEALTH EDITOR
    @seanparnell
    12:00AM September 10, 2019
    5 Comments

    Australians are drinking more spirits and premixed beverages amid signs the long-running ­decline in alcohol consumption may have plateaued.

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released alcohol consumption figures for 2017-18 which equate to 9.51 litres for everyone 15 and over, close to the 9.48 litres the previous year.

    “In average daily consumption, this equates to 2.08 standard drinks per person and is unchanged from 2016-17,” ABS acting director of health statistics Robert Long said. “What is interesting is we are seeing a rise in spirit consumption, which was on a downward trend.”

    On a per capita basis, the consumption of spirits and premixed beverages increased from 1.79 ­litres to 1.89 litres. Beer consumption was relatively steady at 3.71 litres per capita and wine consumption fell slightly from 3.74 litres to 3.67 litres per capita.

    While beer was still the most popular tipple, its share of total consumption has declined from 67.6 per cent about 40 years ago to 39 per cent in 2017-18.

    The health survey data showed 16.1 per cent of adults consumed more than two standard drinks a day, exceeding the guidelines released by the National Health and Medical Research Council. That figure was down from 19.5 per cent in 2011-12.

    The NHMRC has reviewed the guidelines and is due to release a new draft within months.

    From the Oz. Sliante!

  9. None

    Drugs fight: Hanson targets Lambie’s son

    The One Nation leader questions Jacqui Lambie’s opposition to random tests, pointing to the Tasmanian senator’s son and his addiction.

    3 MINUTES AGO  By RICHARD FERGUSON

    Yes, she went there.
    Good.

  10. None

    We’z good Dr Lenin. Youse?

  11. Some History

    From WIP.

    A message from Sly Stallone:

    https://imgur.com/t9G6Xmp

  12. mh

    Yes, she went there.
    Good.

    That’s why she’s “our Pauline”.

  13. min

    Thomas Sowell asks the right question “Would you put your next pay packet on tomorrow’s weather forcast?”
    well why spend billionas on forcasts with less foundation for years ahead?

  14. Carpe Jugulum

    Top Twenny

    Woo Hoo 💪

  15. feelthebern

    According to a new book, it was the fearless NY Times who uncovered the Harvey Weinstein scandals.
    I thought they were the ones who continually buried it for years.
    Anyway, rewriting history is what the NYT does.

  16. John Constantine

    Climate Change is used as the excuse our new elites need to socially engineer, an all new, all different:

    “The Ton”.

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

    Upper Ten Thousand, or simply, The Upper Ten, is a 19th-century phrase referring to wealthiest 10,000 residents of New York City. The phrase was coined in 1844 by American poet and author Nathaniel Parker Willis.[1] Soon, the term came to be used to describe the upper circles not only of New York, but also those of other major cities.[2]

    Usages
    In 1852, Charles Astor Bristed published a collection of sketches on New York Society entitled “The Upper Ten Thousand” in Fraser Magazine. In 1854, George Lippard serialized his book New York: Its Upper Ten and Lower Million.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton_(le_bon_ton)

    The ton” is a term commonly used to refer to Britain’s high society during the late Regency and the reign of George IV, and later. It is a French word meaning (in this sense) “manners” or “style” and is pronounced as in French ([tɔ̃]). The full phrase is le bon ton meaning “good manners” or “good form” – characteristics held as ideal by the British beau monde.

    The term le beau monde (pronounced [bo mɔ̃d]), literally meaning “the beautiful crowd” (but here meaning “fashionable people,” or “fashionable society”), was similar to le bon ton during the nineteenth century.

    “The ton” has also been used to refer to the Upper Ten Thousand of later 19th-century society, including most of the peerage, aristocracy and wealthy merchants or bankers of the City (of London).

    Their julie bishop and lily d’ambrosio class do not care about climate or carbon, but they care like Hell about their place in ‘ The Ton’.

    Comrades.

  17. Dr Fred Lenin

    None , Nice to see you use the plura youse when talking to more than one bloke ,cant stand them flash buggers that say “all of you “ ,its “all of youse” .

  18. stackja

    Of course, Penny used OPM for water.

  19. John Constantine

    Climate Change and Trumpaphobia are the new Shibboleths, if you can’t pronounce these things without stumbling or stammering, you are dissenting from the New Crony ‘ The Ton’ and deserve your summary Twitter execution from beautiful society.

    “What a brilliant idea julie bishop” was their turnbullites shibboleth.

    Comrades.

  20. Dr Fred Lenin

    Just reading Delingpole ,the sixth expedition to prove the Poles are melting because of the climate crisis has been aborted halfway between Norway and the Nirth Pole due to the ship being icebound in unprecedented thick ice . The climate Warriors and their film crew had to be evacuated by helicopter<the crew must wait for a Coastguard Icebreaker to rescue them . These peopke must be socialists , if it fails the first time ,keep tring till it works . Bit like the EU fascists if a referendum result is not in their favour keep having them till it is .

  21. mh

    Marianne Williamson

    @marwilliamson
    Russell Brand will be joining me in Los Angeles on Sept. 15

    That worked well for Ed Miliband.

  22. calli

    I’ve been busy.

    Is Trump still President?

  23. stackja

    mh – DT still winning.

  24. zyconoclast

    Call for reparations?

    Sweet shop ‘slave’ worked 100 hours a week, court told

    An alleged forced-labour victim worked nearly 100 hours a week at a P3rsian sweet shop, plus longer days during [email protected]@n and Iranian new year, a court has heard.

    Seyyed Ali Farshchi, 46, and his wife, Naghmeh Mostafaei, 45, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday over allegations they kept an Iranian refugee as a slave at their Box Hill and Lalor business, Candoo Confectionery.

  25. zyconoclast

    The story of Jesus has been told by men for men — but it’s not just about men

    The story of Jesus as we have it in the gospels was written by men and, as far as preparation for church leadership has traditionally been concerned, for men.

    But according to Professor Joan Taylor from King’s College London, dig a little deeper and you find the reality of the life of Jesus was far less male-dominated than we have often been told.

    Take Mark, the earliest of the gospels. Throughout, women are rarely mentioned (and they speak even less), and you get the impression that Jesus chose to surround himself exclusively with other men.

    But then you get to the end, at the crucifixion, and you find an acknowledgement that “many” women had been a part of his ministry all along, from Galilee to Jerusalem (the verses are Mark 15:40-41, if you want to look them up).

    For Professor Taylor, that’s a clue — a huge clue.

    “You have to go back to the beginning of the Gospel of Mark and reimagine just about every scene with women in it,” she said.

  26. C.L.

    Drinking decline stalls as Aussies hit the hard stuff

    … the long-running ­decline … may have plateaued.

    Old sub-editors, we miss you.

  27. stackja

    zycon – who told to Jesus to help the marriage man with the wine drought? The forgotten woman?
    ABC don’t know as usual.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Of course, men are a big recruiting pool — 50 per cent of the population — and yet only 1-3 per cent of childcare workers are men.”

    Weird how no MSM article ever said that.

  29. zyconoclast

    Report: “Migrants’ children are more likely to commit crimes than parents”

    Figures from the study showed that Norwegian-born men with Somali family background in the age group 15 to 35 were 4.6 times more likely to have committed a violent crime. Furthermore, men in the same age group with Iraqi backgrounds were 4 times more likely to have committed a violent crime. And again, the same pattern can be seen in Moroccan Norwegians (3.2), Turkish Norwegians (2.8), and Pakistani Norwegians (2.4).

  30. notafan

    Questions raised about Liberal MP Gladys Liu amid claims of links to Chinese political influence operation

    and of course had her Labor counterpart Jennifer Yang got in everything would have been hunky-dory.

  31. Peter

    zyco @12:28 – what barriers to becoming trades people do women face? I mean over and above the barriers everyone faces – hard work, discomfort, expensive tools, low apprentice wages etc etc.

  32. notafan

    There was a little coverage

    Chinese language documents have revealed the ALP’s Jennifer Yang and the Liberal Party’s Gladys Liu — who are contesting the eastern Melbourne electorate of Chisholm — have both attended events and been involved in groups backed by the Chinese government.

    China’s activities in key marginal seat affect Labor, Liberal candidates

  33. Infidel Tiger

    Prominent mental health campaigner Danny Frawley tops himself and then is lauded as courageous by the media, thus making it more likely others will top themselves.

    Suicide rates and depression have done nothing but increase since we all started getting chatty.

  34. notafan

    zyco @12:28 – what barriers to becoming trades people do women face? I mean over and above the barriers everyone faces – hard work, discomfort, expensive tools, low apprentice wages etc etc.

    Crawling under houses over dead rats, unblocking sewers, spending the day jack-hammering up concrete poured in the wrong place. getting covered in blue glue, digging trenches, nails full of black grease, the list of why not attractive to women is endless

  35. calli

    “You have to go back to the beginning of the Gospel of Mark and reimagine just about every scene with women in it,” she said.

    Chortle.

    Perhaps she needs the Gospel in comic form.

  36. Infidel Tiger

    “It took me three or four years to come out. I am well aware when I do too much now what a lack of sleep does to you. Basically it turns you insane.

    “Back in the day I was a stoic farm boy. Seven generations from Ireland, potato farmers. If you have got an issue, grab a tissue. If you have an ailment work it off. If you have a big one on the squirt, get up an hour earlier and work it off. That was in your DNA.

    “Manning up in the past was to suffer in silence. Manning up now is to put your hand up. I have got no problem talking about mental health and what I went through because I hope I help a lot of people in that.”

    Hmmm, he was still alive when he was “manning up”.

    Started talking about it and now he’s brown bread.

    As a society we need to bring back stoicism and shame urgently.

  37. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    if it fails the first time ,keep tring till it works

    Liberal Party voters?

  38. John Constantine

    Just saying that given Danny Frawley’s age and chest measurement, Sleep Apnoea would be present at some level. If it was sneaking up on him, there is a non zero possibility explanation for a single vehicle high speed collision with a tree without brake marks.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-11/drivers-losing-licences-over-sleep-apnoea/5016324

    The daytime blackout events for big chested older blokes may well see the in vehicle cameras extended from just trucks to all vehicles. Electric shock through the seat as soon as your eyes nod.

  39. Mother Lode

    Marianne Williamson

    @marwilliamson
    Russell Brand will be joining me in Los Angeles on Sept. 15

    That is the name I was trying to remember.

    Nutflix has made the movie Arthur available – the later one with Russell Brand. Of the two, one a major box office success with the impish Dudley More, and the other that was a flop with the slovenly and oafish Brand (and which would have done far worse had it been recorded in Smell-O-Vision).

    And which one does Nutflix go with?

    Brand must have some new thing coming out – perhaps a petulant diatribe against Trump and America passed off as a stand up routine, or perhaps a new smell – and Nutflix are trying to belt their audience into a degraded submission.

    I am thinking of getting Prime – they have Psych.

    Stan is just obsessed with transvestites* and men who put their…their…um…thingies in other guys’…between…in…their other thingies.

    *Honestly, unless Ru Paul even scratches his nose in a particularly clever and cheeky way I cannot see how they are able to fill up so many hours of programming with anything worth watching.

  40. calli

    Lack of physical strength (especially upper body) is the biggest hurdle for women in trades, depending on the type of trade.

    Sparkie would be okay (by and large – there’s still a fair amount of physical stamina involved).

    Steel fixing and concreting? Fergedaboudit.

  41. Mother Lode

    Donald Trump Defends Bringing Back ‘Better’ Incandescent Light Bulbs

    That is the thing though, isn’t it?

    They tell you that the non-incandescents are cheaper in the long run and more efficient, but they don’t dare let you make the decision with the same logic they are trying to persuade you with.

    The non-incandescents typically have a sickly hue – even the ones that say ‘warm’ are just a nauseating shade of orange.

  42. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lack of physical strength (especially upper body) is the biggest hurdle for women in trades, depending on the type of trade.

    I saw young women as apprentice diesel mechanics – didn’t seem to have too many problems.

  43. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    In the latter days of the G3 Expansion at Gove, the most qualified, quickest and best coded welder was a Lebanese girl in her late twenties. She was also a qualified rigger.

  44. Percy Popinjay

    Collectivists truly are among the most evil and monstrous scumbags to have existed in human history:

    A number of the rabbits that Mythical Mia, a Barcelona-based activist, took that day were said to have been pregnant or lactating. Their offspring included an estimated 90 bunnies, which had to be euthanized after being abandoned, according to La Vanguardia.

    Sacré f***ing bleu!

  45. cohenite

    With the new paper showing climate modelling, the foundation of alarmism, is worth less than gore’s bowel movements, and that CO2 increase is effectively all natural, and that all temperature records have been homogenised to meaninglessness, and that there is no increase in extreme weather events, could someone explain why all alarmist activists, supporters of renewables and climate scientists should not be arrested immediately?

  46. could someone explain why all alarmist activists, supporters of renewables and climate scientists should not be arrested immediately?

    Because they should be given the lamp post treatment instead.

  47. cohenite

    And which one does Nutflix go with?

    Brand has a major role in Ballers on Fox, which used to be ok but now looks and feels like a sermon by the rock who is definitely taking himself seriously these days.

  48. Percy Popinjay

    Russell Brand will be joining me in Los Angeles

    Speaking of creatures crying out be euthanased.

  49. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    could someone explain why all alarmist activists, supporters of renewables and climate scientists should not be arrested immediately?

    Because they are all unwitting players in a drama that has been carefully crafted over the last 50 years or more, and is now rapidly coming to fruition. God help them when they have played their part and are no longer needed or wanted.

  50. Percy Popinjay

    Because they should be given the lamp post treatment instead.

    Leavened with some HOP Time.

  51. Bruce of Newcastle

    Because they should be given the lamp post treatment instead.

    Being urinated on by dogs…

  52. egg_

    Hanson vs Lambie?

    How’s Keneally, Labya’s new attack dog, faring?

  53. John Constantine

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/rot-of-journalism-ethics-at-new-york-times-has-turned-into-leftist-cancer/

    But a certain editor at The New York Times cannot be consoled. His flub was no ordinary one, for he was insufficiently hostile to the president of the United States.

    When Donald Trump is the president, that is not a mere mistake at The New New York Times. It’s a sin, potentially a mortal one.

    “He’s sick. He feels terrible,” executive editor Dean Baquet reportedly said of the unidentified headline writer.

    No doubt the sinner grew even sicker during the remarkable staff meeting Baquet convened Monday, which turned into a grievance and shaming session. According to the Daily Beast and Poynter, Baquet declared the headline “a f–king mess” in a bid to appease the many reporters and editors extremely upset about how such an awful thing could happen.

    The tone seems to have been that this sort of travesty must be nipped in the bud, lest it spread like poison ivy. What’s next — a picture of Trump smiling? A spread on how his economic results dwarf Barack Obama’s among blacks and Latinos?

    Not on Baquet’s watch.

    Facts can take you to scary places, so better to make it clear that the agenda mandates Trump hate, from first page to last. No ex

  54. egg_

    No inflation but a rising cost of living.

    Have the Unions pushed for a Productivity increase, or have they given up with our new crop of Third Worlder “Mexicans”?

  55. How’s Keneally, Labya’s new attack dog, faring?

    They should be using her a lot more.
    Some wicked twitterers have been tweeting to Anthony Albanese telling him she’s doing great & he should push her forward more often.

  56. egg_

    Michelle Malkin has a marvellous description of Hollywood’s human trash: sanctuary anarchists.

    Prince Harry sans shoes lecturing on Da Climate!?
    Mach schnell!

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How’s Keneally, Labya’s new attack dog, faring?

    Yapping around, completely out of her depth, and demonstrating her utter uselessness as a politician. Captain’s pick, my hairy aunt.

  58. Zyconoclast

    Spoke to a roof top solar panel repairer. He does not install, just fix/improve.
    He said a 5 degree change in angle made a 10 fold improvement in output.
    He reckoned people would be better off with smaller installations and sun tracking.
    Most people don’t know about or are not offered this option.

  59. John Constantine

    Their abc billion dollar bully pulpiot now lecturing that it is not enough for companies to merely hire wymynsys and think they can then continue business as usual.

    They now openly demand that the company must be run to champion the benefits of diversity.

    Almost as if the Cultural Revolution is the outcome, women just the excuse.

    Women that just get a job and work for the company doing business as usual are class traitors, all companies must become like their abc and execute the enemies of the Revolution wherever they cower.

    Comrades.

  60. Natural Instinct

    Following on from a UNSW language guide for teachers that redefines what Aboriginal people were, e.g. “Efficient resource managers” rather than “Stone Age” comes a redefinition of how they dressed.
    This is how primary school children should dress when learning about colonisation and settlement, i.e. First Fleet

    Aboriginal person – pre-colonisation
    ● Sheet material wrapped around body
    ● Sandals or no shoes (please wear something of feet to and from school)
    ● Neutral or brown coloured clothing

    Maybe I am overreacting with all this redefinition (own flags, own health systems, own schools, advanced astronomy, complex language, long trading routes, sophisticated dress, separate voice to Parliament, positive discrimination, increasing fraction of population even though lower life expectancy, no blood definitions only how one feels, etc) but after 12 years of indoctrination, will our students know any facts. Or is everything I learnt just wrong.
    And beware anyone who deviates from the new gospel.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Following on from a UNSW language guide for teachers that redefines what Aboriginal people were,

    From the link

    Major changes for Indigenous Australian peoples were not introduced until 1967 through the referendum

    Same tired old bullshit.

  62. Bruce of Newcastle

    Spoke to a roof top solar panel repairer. He does not install, just fix/improve.
    He said a 5 degree change in angle made a 10 fold improvement in output.

    Muni pls…

    Thousands complain about solar panels (9 Sep)

    Thousands of people who bought solar panels have complained to a financial watchdog that they are not bringing them the returns they were promised.

    Many people took out loans to pay for panels on the promise they would save thousands of pounds in electricity costs and make money generating power.

    They say they have not had the expected savings, and the Financial Services Ombudsman has had 2,000 complaints.

    Barclays Bank has put aside £38m to deal with potential claims.

    Brian Thompson from Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, told BBC Inside Out he was contacted by a salesman for PV Solar UK but told him he did not want to take a loan on as he was preparing for retirement.

    He said he was told the move would provide money towards his pension, which persuaded him, and he took out a loan with Barclays of more than £10,000 over 10 years.

    Mr Thompson said the payments he was getting back from the power his solar panels sent to the National Grid did not correspond with what he was told.

    “I had to dip into my savings which I was putting away for retirement to pay the loan off. To me it was lies,” he said.

    So they lied to you mister? Why, blow me down with a wind turbine, that’s amazing!

  63. John Constantine

    Newspaper changes headline after Critique on Twitter.

    he first-edition headline on Tuesday, Aug. 6, “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism,” was entirely appropriate for the president’s somber remarks after the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. Trump denounced bigotry and white supremacy and called for new measures to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

    But this was not enough for many left-wingers, some of them inside the Times. A Twitter storm erupted, complete with calls for subscription cancellations, and presto — the headline was rewritten for the next edition.

    The replacement, “Assailing Hate but not Guns,” at least had the virtue of criticizing Trump on one of the paper’s “mission” issues.

    The episode continues to reverberate a week later largely because so many of the paper’s readers and employees continue to complain. This strikes me as bizarre and reveals that Baquet created a monster when he unleashed the paper’s partisans during the 2016 election.

    For insiders to protest a headline as being insufficiently soft on a politician, especially the president, was unthinkable at the Times that gave me my start and training. In that golden era of straight-news reporting, you kept your political opinions to yourself and if you tried to sneak them into your stories, they were eliminated by layers of copy editors.

    The top editor in those days, the legendary Abe Rosenthal, frequently declared that his goal was to “keep the paper straight.” He succeeded with an ironclad rule against having reporters’ opinions in news stories. The result of that restraint was the credibility that made the Times the nation’s most trusted newspaper.
    see also
    NYT amends front-page headline after backlash on Twitter

    Subsequent editors relaxed those rules and Baquet banished them in 2016. The paper had rarely found anything amiss in the Obama presidency and now he aimed to use its power to make Hillary Clinton president.

    Trump’s election infuriated the Times, and the paper’s coverage shows it is determined he won’t get a second term. Every article is an opinion — and negative.

    Moreover, the drama over a single headline is a reminder that the only political diversity at the paper is between the left and the far left. Joe Pompeo, in Vanity Fair, reports something I’ve heard, too — that young reporters and editors think Baquet is too much of a traditionalist and are chafing at even the minimal limitations on what they can write about Trump.

  64. Tom

    Facts can take you to scary places, so better to make it clear that the agenda mandates Trump hate, from first page to last.

    I never thought I would live to see one of the greatest global names in journalism, with eyes wide open, willingly destroy its authority and credibility because, without intervention from their editors, its staff became peddlers of journalism’s mortal sin: partisan propaganda.

    Furthermore, they’re totally committed and there’s no way back.

    If it is no longer doing real journalism, the NYT has no long-term future.

  65. Up The Workers!

    Regarding the tragic death of A.F.L. great Danny Frawley in a car accident outside Ballarat, I see that Police have now said that the death will no longer be recorded amongst the galloping annual road-death statistics in Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra, as they now deem the death to have been a suicide.

    Regardless of whether or not that was in fact the case, it sort of begs the question of how many road-deaths and injuries are they annually reducing the road-toll by, if they deem some of them to have been deliberately caused rather than accidentally caused?

    Is it actually 50% higher than they tell us, or 100%?

    I knew a professional interstate truckie a few years ago who used to tell anybody who raised the subject, that he personally had had 5 “SUICIDE-BY-TRUCK” car or motorcycle drivers deliberately end or attempt to end their lives on his bull-bars at a 200 kmh closing speed in the past 6 or so years. It was all very traumatic, but luckily for him, because he was driving a big rig with the motor out front, he was mostly unscathed.

    Is this just another example of Labor-appointed Police Chiefs gillarding the stats to make their crooked bosses look good?

    When we get to the end of the year, how many deaths and injuries should be added back to the final number to get to the REAL horror of our burgeoning Labor road-toll without the customary Labor lies, fraud and ‘tickling’ of the stats?

  66. Mother Lode

    may have plateaued

    I slightly overdid the sake a couple of weeks ago and I plateaued pretty early, and stayed plateaued until 8:00 when I got up and resorted to coca-cola and some plain chips.

    I was enjoying making my own little joke: The sake was ‘Ippin’, so I kept saying to the waitress ‘Ippin mo ippon’. Probably not the best basis for keeping drinking, but it seemed to get more hilarious with each new flask. Anyway, she was Korean and didn’t know it should have have been ‘mo ichigo’.

  67. egg_

    They now openly demand that the company must be run to champion the benefits of diversity.

    Mu slim prayer rooms everywhere?

  68. Top Ender

    Hanson and Lambie face off – the complete edition:

    Hanson gets personal in drug fight

    One Nation has endorsed the government’s plan to randomly drug test welfare recipients, with leader Pauline Hanson also questioning Jacqui Lambie’s opposition to the trial.

    Ms Hanson declared sometimes you have to show “tough love” to make a change in society.

    “It’s a start by the government. There’s a lot of drugs out there in our societies destroying people’s lives … (this will) give them some sort of opportunity to be able to actually clean up their act,” Senator Hanson said.

    “What sort of society do we want? Are we going to allow people to go on taking the drugs with young kids out there? It’s a shame, we’ve lost lives.”

    The minor party’s confirmed support for the plan gives the government two crucial votes to legislate the bill, which will be introduced to the House of Representatives tomorrow. Independent South Australian senator Cory Bernardi has also backed the two-year drug trials of 5000 Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients.

    That leaves the government one vote short, making independent Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie or Centre Alliance kingmakers.

    Senator Hanson demanded a “please explain” from Senator Lambie over her hardened opposition to the trials.

    She pointed to Senator Lambie’s son, who the Tasmanian revealed in 2015 had struggled with ice addiction.

    “Her child has been on drugs and you wouldn’t knock back something that could possibly help people like her son. That’s why I’m supporting this,” Senator Hanson said.

    “Why is she knocking this back? Who’s got in her ear?”

    Oz Politics Now section

  69. John Constantine

    Ms. Zhang is social media star also known by the nickname “Milk Tea Sister” for an innocent school photo that went viral across China. She bought the home the same year she married Qiangdong “Richard” Liu, founder of e-commerce site JD.com, a union that made Ms. Zhang China’s youngest female billionaire.

    From Penta: High-Net-Worth Chinese Nervous About China’s Economy

    She now leverages her large social media following to promote the various companies with which she invests.

    https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/china-s-youngest-female-billionaire-sells-sydney-penthouse-at-a-loss-120014?link=TD_nypost_articles.7c7e0f416376f79f&utm_source=nypost_articles.7c7e0f416376f79f&utm_campaign=circular&utm_medium=MANSIONGLOBAL&locale=

    China’s youngest female billionaire has unloaded her triplex penthouse in Sydney, according to a listing for the home, recently updated to say it sold for an undisclosed amount.

    It appears Zetian “Nancy” Zhang, a Chinese businesswoman and social media phenomenon, took a hit on the sale of her four-bedroom aerie overlooking Sydney Harbour, amid a slowdown in the city’s housing market.

    “The Ton” works for those on the inside run.

  70. Mother Lode

    and yet only 1-3 per cent of childcare workers are men.

    I am surprised any guy would go into that. Nothing to do with how worthy a career it might be, more how benightedly insensible they must be to being accused of something which likely never even crosses their mind.

    And to be accused is to be guilty.

  71. egg_

    The climate Warriors and their film crew had to be evacuated by helicopter

    Ship of Fools Mk.III?
    /Blair

  72. John Constantine

    The 25-year-old billionaire bought the newly built condo in 2015 for A$16.2 million (US$11.57 million), but was most recently asking only A$15 million for the home after listing it on and off for around a year and a half, according to property records.

    The official sale price was reportedly A$13.5 million, a loss of A$2.7 million, according to Domain.com, citing property records.

    How do you get 25 year old billionaires without our New Economy?.

  73. Mother Lode

    “You have to go back to the beginning of the Gospel of Mark and reimagine just about every scene with women in it,” she said.

    Is it OK to re-imagine every scene (bit of a giveaway that in her mind the bible plays out like a movie) with aliens?

  74. egg_

    Spoke to a roof top solar panel repairer. He does not install, just fix/improve.

    I’ll bet that’s a lucrative business.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    ML – I edited the female tradies quote for effect. As far as I know the number is 0.0%, except for all those drag queen story tellers.

  76. egg_

    “You have to go back to the beginning of the Gospel of Mark and reimagine just about every scene with women in it,” she said.

    Is it OK to re-imagine every scene (bit of a giveaway that in her mind the bible plays out like a movie) with aliens?

    Can there be talking animals, too?
    /Disney version

  77. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Ms Hanson declared sometimes you have to show
    “tough love” to make a change in society.

    And that, in a nutshell, is why we are on a one way trip to hell in a handbasket. Politicians are (theoretically) not elected to “make changes in society”. They are elected to represent the will of the people in their electorate. There is a vast difference between “representing” a group of people, and “deciding” what’s best for them.

    Hanson is not part of any solution; she’s part of the problem.

  78. cuckoo

    the death will no longer be recorded amongst the galloping annual road-death statistics in Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra, as they now deem the death to have been a suicide.

    On the other hand, in Victoria there was recently a tragic death (father and son) in a car crushed by a falling tree, and they included that in the road toll.

  79. Roger

    Climate change not the driver of early season bush fires, says BOM boffin Dr. Andrew Thornton, pointing instead to IOD & SAM.

    ABC RN today: Climate change causing fires!

  80. egg_

    the new paper showing climate modelling, the foundation of alarmism, is worth less than gore’s bowel movements

    Prolly a whole lotta methane, right there.

  81. Woolfe

    Cuckoo,
    They now have stats to prove it is dangerous to park under a tree so you can be fined $1,000 and a million demerit points for this crime.

  82. egg_

    Oh noes!

    Stricter CO2 emission limits imposed by the EU are pushing Europe’s car industry to the “brink of collapse,” Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has warned. Diess lamented that the EU’s campaign against conventional petrol cars was “threatening the very existence” of Germany’s car industry. “The current campaign against individual mobility and thus against conventional cars is reaching existence-threatening proportions.” –GWPF & Spiegel Online, 18 October 2018

    /Rafe

  83. egg_

    Climate change not the driver of early season bush fires, says BOM boffin Dr. Andrew Thornton, pointing instead to IOD & SAM.

    ABC RN today: Climate change causing fires!

    Not another “hot angry Summer”?

  84. Roger

    With the new paper showing climate modelling, the foundation of alarmism, is worth less than gore’s bowel movements…

    Railway modelling is more scientific than climate modelling.

  85. egg_

    Brand must have some new thing coming out – perhaps a petulant diatribe against Trump and America

    What is it about Poms and the US – tall poppy syndrome?
    Jeremy Clarkson seems to have a similar fixation.

  86. Mother Lode

    ML – I edited the female tradies quote for effect. As far as I know the number is 0.0%, except for all those drag queen story tellers.

    I suspect the number is pretty static – each year the number of men entering the industry will be precisely balanced by the number of desolated men having their name added to the sex offender register.

  87. Snoopy

    Western Highway sacred trees protest comes to steps of Victorian Parliament

    It’s amazing that early settlers making a track between what would become the towns of Ararat and Stawall managed to route it right down the middle of two rows of sacred trees. How unfortunate has that turned out to be?

  88. Mother Lode

    Can there be talking animals, too?
    /Disney version

    In the new Disney version the donkey Jesus rode will have an imaginary friend called Satan.

  89. Bruce of Newcastle

    Stricter CO2 emission limits imposed by the EU are pushing Europe’s car industry to the “brink of collapse,” Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has warned.

    They’re screwed either way. If they ignore the government they’ll get the same thing done to them as with the diesel scam penalties, only bigger. If they do what the government wants they open the door to cheap Chinese cars coming in an eating their lunch. The mk 1 punters will cheerfully buy a Great Wall when a VW is 5 times the price. What is the EU going to do, ban Chinese cars? No chance with Trump trolling them over tariffs.

  90. cuckoo

    Got into Macca’s for lunch the other day to find the straw dispensers empty, and a printed sticker saying ‘if you want a straw, ask for one’ (to save the planet). That was quick. Went to collect my meal and the girl thrust a straw at me before I could ask, as she did to every other customer.

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    Brand must have some new thing coming out – perhaps a petulant diatribe against Trump and America

    What is it about Poms and the US – tall poppy syndrome?

    Poppies being essence of Brand’s show, or essence of poppies…

    Russell Brand brings experiences of addiction to West End stage (28 Aug)

    Just what everyone wants to see, a show about Russell Brand’s addictions with Lena Dunham and Matthew Perry. Bring your own straightjacket for when it gets too heavy.

  92. Danoz

    They now have stats to prove it is dangerous to park under a tree so you can be fined

    But if you want to cut down a significant (read: large and dangerous) tree that is overhanging your house you need get a permission slip from the local council only after a huge PITA in preparing a development application and paying a huge fine (err I mean a fee) cos, Gaia (peace be upon him).

    Unless you live in a medium or high bushfire-prone area, in which case you can do the sensible thing without asking permission. So, according to the supreme intellect of our councils, apparently the only risk a significant tree poses is that it might burn in a bushfire.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    Up The Workers!

    #3152055, posted on September 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Regarding the tragic death of A.F.L. great Danny Frawley in a car accident outside Ballarat, I see that Police have now said that the death will no longer be recorded amongst the galloping annual road-death statistics in Mogadishu-by-the-Yarra, as they now deem the death to have been a suicide.

    So why are we throwing money at “Towards Zero” when they know a good proportion are suicides which will never be prevented by 40 kmh speed limits?
    Oh, wait …

  94. Mother Lode

    If Maccas really believed in the AGW/enviro fads then their ‘virtue’ in doing away with plastic straws will be immediately forgotten when their ‘vice’ of using methane-belching, rainforest-munching, native-species trampling, autistic-Teutonic-child-traumatising, people-satisfying beef in their hamburgers is suddenly called out.

    It will be a measure of just how nervous and timorous the Maccas corporate leadership has become when they start bending over backwards (“Thank God we have no spines!”) trying to appease the keyboard warriors who send off the same form-letter from multiple IP addresses.

    If they had said “We will let people make the choice as to whether they want plastic straws or not – we just make burgers” then picking on them again would be much less tempting. But they will be complicit in their own disasters.

    Shitting on their customers to avoid confronting bullies who will not give them a cent.

  95. Some History

    Jane Carosene

    So, there are bushfires all the way up the NSW & Qld coasts and no rain forecast for 6 to 8 weeks – in September! And this is at 1 degree warming! Join the Climate strike on 20/9. Mitigating climate change is urgent.

    https://twitter.com/JaneCaro/status/1171159108134694913?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  96. egg_

    Russell Brand brings experiences of addiction to West End stage (28 Aug)

    Speaking of bowel movements…

  97. egg_

    Jane Carosene

    So, there are bushfires all the way up the NSW & Qld coasts and no rain forecast for 6 to 8 weeks – in September! And this is at 1 degree warming!

    Despite the BoM saying otherwise.
    Some tards* should never be let loose near the levers.

    *That’s being generous, likely an egregious control freak.

  98. egg_

    Breaking – Maccas burgers now 100% mealworm!

  99. Mother Lode

    When I was a kid we used to go to Maccas and order a burger, then pick out the pickle and throw it up to the ceiling – where it would join all its mates of various vintages.

    I suspect soon I will be going in and the ceiling will resemble a lunar landscape of up-flung patties.

    People will still eat the bread.

  100. Top Ender

    Hilarious to watch the most Woke government in the country getting a tad annoyed:

    The outcry over the road comes at a difficult time for the Andrews Government, which is trying to negotiate a historic treaty with Victoria’s First Peoples.

    Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said the Government had listened to and respected the views of the groups representing the protesters.

    “Now that we are at the conclusion of that extensive process, we simply need to get on and build this road project for important safety reasons and important connecting reasons in regional Victoria,” she said.

    From Snoopy’s link above

  101. egg_

    ● Sheet material wrapped around body
    ● Sandals or no shoes (please wear something of feet to and from school)
    ● Neutral or brown coloured clothing

    Traditional aboriginal astronomers garb?

  102. Bruce of Newcastle

    So, there are bushfires all the way up the NSW & Qld coasts and no rain forecast for 6 to 8 weeks – in September! And this is at 1 degree warming!

    Let’s see…

    One aspect that has generally not been recognised, however, is that the rainfall deficit and its accompanying heatwaves, dust storms and bushfires, together with their huge impacts on the environment and human activities, were the result of three closely following El Niño events.

    Sounds familiar: el Ninos in 2015-6, 2017-18 and a Modokai el Nino this year. Oh wait…

    The first stage ran from 1895-98, with the summer of 1897-98 suffering some of the most extreme recorded weather in Australia – heatwaves, bushfires and dust storms in the south-east (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia) and cyclones in Queensland.

    Maybe Ms Caro has a time machine and has just come back from the Federation Drought, when according to the holy IPCC temperatures were 1 C less than now.

    THE FEDERATION DROUGHT OF 1895-1903, EL NIÑO AND SOCIETY IN AUSTRALIA

  103. JC

    At CNN’s Climate Change extravaganza , D’rats want to ban red meat, fracking, offshore drilling and plastic straws.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/09/06/tucker_carlson_cnns_climate_change_town_hall_was_an_act_of_wanton_cruelty.html

  104. JC

    St. Pete Buttplug went all religious.

  105. Natural Instinct

    Thanks to cohenite up thread for linking (#3152029, posted on September 10, 2019 at 1:07 pm).
    .
    I wonder if the ABC will report this scientific paper, or only the dubious survey from the The Australia Institute’s annual Climate of the Nation report
    .

    The unavoidable conclusion is that an anthropogenic air temperature signal cannot have been, nor presently can be, evidenced in climate observables.

    Yes that’s right. The signal from humans cannot be observed because of the large errors inherent in the climate models.
    .
    And more from the Abstract

    The resulting long-wave cloud forcing (LWCF) error introduces an annual average ±4 Wm–2 uncertainty into the simulated tropospheric thermal energy flux. This annual ±4 Wm–2 simulation uncertainty is ±114 × larger than the annual average ∼0.035 Wm–2 change in tropospheric thermal energy flux produced by increasing GHG forcing since 1979.

    Yes the error is 114 times larger than the signal
    .

    Propagation of LWCF thermal energy flux error through the historically relevant 1988 projections … uncovers a ±15 C uncertainty in air temperature at the end of a centennial-scale projection.

    So it is not +4 degrees at the end of the century, more like somewhere between -11 degrees to plus 19 degrees variation according to the climate models.
    .
    Please note where author and reviewer come from: Stanford and MIT

  106. Leigh Lowe

    More from the link about the Ararat road and sacred trees:-

    The trees are part of a cultural site due to be disrupted to make way for the $672 million duplication of the Western Highway near Ararat.

    The stretch of road between Ballarat and Stawell has claimed 11 lives in just six years, according to the Victorian Government.

    I hope Spud Frawley didn’t crash into a sacred birthing tree.
    Amazing how the ancients planted their sacred trees in a perfectly straight line, following the road white-fellah would put there hundreds of years later.

  107. notafan

    Sheet material wrapped around body

    Appropriate dress is actually naked, no?

  108. notafan

    I don’t suppose anyone has had their newstart cut off

    go fund me for the tree people

  109. notafan

    “Some of these trees are known as Birthing Trees, they have been used for shelter and for cooking by the local traditional owners,” she said.

    I can make no sense of this statement

    they used the trees for cooking?

  110. John Constantine

    The negotiations for access to widen the Western Highway were originally conducted with one local group that got the contract to provide the native vegetation offsets as part of the process.

    They bought a paddock containing some similar local bush to the vegetation that was to be cleared to widen the highway and signed a vegetation offset agreement that this bush was to be locked up and left to rewild.

    Very lucrative these road vegetation offsets are, paid for 100% the purchase price of the paddock straight up, plus unending cashflow thereafter.

    The yarragrad government tried to cheap out and only deal with some of the big men, leaving others feeling unheard, disrespected and languishing.

    As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

    Come the revolution, the State will no longer have to tolerate this, but it is just too soon to go full Uigher on dissenters.

    Comrades.

  111. egg_

    WA Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John on last night’s Q&A claimed there were no Corporate donations to the Greens.

    Yet:

    Unions are moving to widen their political influence before this year’s federal election by pouring cash into the Greens, a strategy that is infuriating Labor and sparking accusations of disloyalty against union officials who are formally aligned with the ALP.

    The unions have already given the Greens more than $600,000 and are tipped to go further this year

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/alp-anger-over-unions-greens-shift/news-story/70a3e88d7ca47b97d3b6d4f3f8281499

  112. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The rise of anti-trans “radical” feminists, explained
    Known as TERFs, trans-exclusionary radical feminist groups are working with conservatives to push their anti-trans agenda.

  113. The Beer Whisperer

    In the latter days of the G3 Expansion at Gove, the most qualified, quickest and best coded welder was a Lebanese girl in her late twenties. She was also a qualified rigger.

    The best physio I ever had was a tall skinny girl with hands like vises. Oh, the sweet, sweet pain has given lasting memories.

    And the physiotherapy wasn’t bad either 😁.

  114. cohenite

    Maybe Ms Caro has a time machine and has just come back from the Federation Drought, when according to the holy IPCC temperatures were 1 C less than now.

    THE FEDERATION DROUGHT OF 1895-1903, EL NIÑO AND SOCIETY IN AUSTRALIA

    Have you seen this paper Bruce on the history of droughts in Australia:

    https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/124002/pdf

    One of its authors, the legendary Chris Turney who got stuck in the non-existent Antarctic ice, says this:

    The data reveal that despite the severity of the Millennium Drought, the five worst single years of drought happened before 1900. But 2011 was the wettest year in our 513-year record.

    In another Turney paper the mega-drought of 1500 – 1522, when NO RAIN fell in Australia for basically 22 years is discussed:

    https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2016JD024892

    Alarmists should be punched in the face as a matter of principle.

  115. Caveman

    they kept an Iranian refugee as a slave at their Box Hill and Lalor business, Candoo Confectionery.
    I think Box Hill Vic is the Asian slave capital of Australia. Nice to know they don’t discriminate , diversity is strength in the slave trade.

  116. egg_

    TERFs deserve trannies – good and hard – the “harder”, the better.

  117. egg_

    Is Caro busy fighting the fires/making sandwiches/helping out?

    Are burqas good firefighting gear?

  118. stackja

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3152118, posted on September 10, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    https://www.binary.org.au/news

  119. John Constantine

    If people can’t control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people’s behavior,” Cleese says.

  120. lotocoti

    they used the trees for cooking?

    You betcha.
    Think forks.
    Big ferkin’ forks.

  121. notafan

    The man, aged 43, told the court he had not discussed pay or hours when he first started working at the shop. He said he worked there for more than two years.

    The committal hearing is set to run before magistrate Luisa Bazzani for 10 days. Dr Farshchi and Mrs Mostafaei were bailed to appear on Tuesday.

    makes not much sense

    what hold did they allegedly have over him?

    he would have dealt with Australian officials to get his visa, several times

    and where were/are his wife and daughter?

  122. cohenite

    If people can’t control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people’s behavior,” Cleese says.

    Liberty quote.

  123. Mark from Melbourne

    H/T Insty…

    This has to be the best put down of social media I’ve seen. Replete with poorly drawn stereotypes, but true nonetheless.

    (Helps if you like Queen)…

  124. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Known as TERFs, trans-exclusionary radical feminist groups are working with conservatives to push their anti-trans agenda.

    one social construct revolting against another social construct … fascinating captain

  125. zyconoclast

    Anyone detect a pattern?

    Hobart wants to become a smart city…

    One of those new approaches is exploring the possibilities offered by automated vehicles.

    The council has plans for two automated vehicles trials, one that will happen as soon as the end of this year.

    The result could be as simple as the council making sure the city is self-driving car ready or it may mean a fleet of council cars that can take you from point A to B.

    “We’re starting to identify and look at those routes that could be useful. How do we connect the waterfront to the city, the city to North Hobart, Sandy Bay to the city?” Mr Carr said.

    “We need to do some thinking about where these smaller footprint vehicles might be.”

    While it’s still investigating the options driverless cars offer, one thing’s for sure, it wants to encourage the everyday commuter to ditch their private car.

    Staying on the topic of transport, if you’re a commuter cyclist, the action plan could mean a financial win for you.

    Hobart is ready to jump on the bandwagon, or rather bike, and start paying commuters to cycle.

    Through the program, a GPS that measures distance is added to your private bike and riders are then awarded a fee per kilometre for their journey between home and work.

    It’s capped per person with a monthly bank transfer of, yes, real money.

    If that sounds a little crazy, Mr Carr said in many ways cities are currently doing a lot to subsidise the use of cars.

    Here’s where it may start to feel like Big Brother.

    The monitoring would allow the council to track the impact of cruise ship bunker fuels, measure water quality catchments, identify spot fires in bushlands, spot litter in open spaces and much more.

    It could also be used to enforce the council’s new CBD smoke-free zones by tracking where people are smoking.

    If you’ve ever had a pet go missing, you know how traumatic that experience can be. Lucky for you and your furry companion, the council is ready to put an end to the distress with a pet tracker

    While it is still in concept mode, Mr Carr said the opt-in service is “likely to be a separate piece of technology that would just sit on their collar”.

    Sure the main point of a bench is for you to sit on it, but imagine what else it could do. In the eyes of the council, the possibilities are almost endless.

    The smart tech future means almost anything can become a charging station, Wi-Fi router or information booth, even the unassuming park bench.

    One vision, Mr Carr said, is integrated bus shelters.

    “[They] will have more interactive information kiosks in them and may have some level of information or entertainment in them,” he said.

  126. Mother Lode

    I can make no sense of this statement

    they used the trees for cooking?

    I am wondering why they called trees for shelter and cooking birthing trees.

    Maybe they were the trees to which the ancient Aboriginal civilisation used to tie their ships between sailing the oceans trading their ancient knowledge of fire stick farming and integral calculus in return for spark-imprisoning gems, lucent cream-like silks, and all the perfumes of Araby.

    And mustard.

  127. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hobart is ready to jump on the bandwagon, or rather bike, and start paying commuters to cycle.

    Through the program, a GPS that measures distance is added to your private bike and riders are then awarded a fee per kilometre for their journey between home and work.

    I have commuted by bicycle in Hobart.
    Brass monkeys would refuse to do it.
    I was tougher, younger and dumber then.

  128. notafan

    Imagine riding a bike up to west Hobart from the CBD

    also discriminating against the disabled

    bad bad hobard council

  129. John Constantine

    🌿FARMER JAILED FOR ILLEGALLY IMPORTING GARLIC🌿

    Tasmanian, Letetia Ware has been sentenced to 11 months jail for illegally importing more than 2000 garlic bulbs.

    It’s a fall from grace for the former Chair of the Australian Garlic industry Association.

    In the Hobart Supreme Court Justice Gregory Geason said she ignored laws designed to protect Australian Agriculture.

    The disease risk was potentially devastating to rural industries.

    He added that he was amazed the grower could claim organic status and flagrantly flout biosecurity and quarrantine laws.

    Letetia Ware will be eligable for release after two months.

  130. Empire 5:5

    they kept an Iranian refugee as a slave at their Box Hill and Lalor business, Candoo Confectionery

    I can hardly wait for the day when the entire refugee industry is exposed for what it is – organised transnational human trafficking, or what used to be called slavery.

  131. Mother Lode

    He added that he was amazed the grower could claim organic status

    Oh, I don’t know.

    Greenies consider closing our mines resulting in other countries with lower environmental standards than ours doing the mining instead, of closing our factories and having production move to dark satanic mills to be a plus for Gaia.

  132. Dr Fred Lenin

    Its interesting to see the career elitist politicians of the UK intheir death throes ,the deceit ,/lying. Chesting ,vicious sejfseeking total unnawareness of these euroscum is terrible to see . They have proven beyond any doubt their total comtempt for the people who have kept them in luxury all their lives . Their contempt for democracy and human decency orives they are the socialist communist fascist globalist scum of the earth .
    Boris beeds a huge purge of these maggots when the people finally dusmiss them ,they shoukd be stripoed of all damily assets and exiled to their beloved EU never to return to Britain again.
    Actually my preference would be to consign them to the gallows for High Treason,but thats politicaly incorrect and most people are infected with that crap. That. Evil Dwarf Ber Cow would be hung by the heels from the aTower of London till it expired mongrel fascist .

  133. notafan

    oops

    Letitia Ware, renowned soil specialist and multi award winning garlic producer will have a stall at the Koonya Garlic Festival in 2018 and how blessed are we?! A fantastic person, amazing teacher and passionate garlic producer … the best! Come say hello….

  134. C.L.

    … the agenda mandates Trump hate, from first page to last.

    On that theme, I’ve noted here before how the once amusing Have You Been Paying Attention? has slowly (but inevitably) morphed into a smug leftist smear-fest – at least as regards culture-war personages and topics. That means weekly quiz set-ups about Trump (mandatory) and also the Catholic Church (obviously angled to elicit child molestation gags). But even without the obvious set-ups … Last night, an explanation was sought about a photograph of six shirtless bruisers (who had been in the news). Amanda Keller’s answer: “They’re George Pell’s cell-mates.”
    *Uproarious laughter*
    Keller glories in the Queen’s Birthday postnominals of “OAM.”

  135. Clam Chowdah

    Russell Brand is comedy’s Charles Manson.

  136. Black Ball

    Mmmyes Rachel Griffiths. Please tell me more. From today’s Hun:

    ‘Rachel Griffiths has likened activists who disrupted the world premiere of her new movie Ride Like A Girl to militant vegans spoiling a Christmas dinner.
    The anti racing activist group Coalition For The Protection Of Racehorses held up placards and chanted slogans before the star studded screening of the Griffiths directed biopic of champion jockey Michelle Payne on Sunday at the Jam Factory.
    Some had to be dragged out by security for interrupting Payne and Griffiths as they introduced the inspirational story of the first female jockey – played by Teresa Palmer – to win the Melbourne Cup.
    Griffiths, who famously bared her breasts in protest at the opening of the Crown Casino in 1997, said she understood their passion, but questioned the effectiveness and timing and felt bad for Payne.
    “I’ve been a protester myself,” she said yesterday. “But I have to say it felt a bit like militant vegans turning up at the Botanical Gardens on Christmas Day and yelling at people for enjoying their ham.
    “They can have the feelings they have, but you pick your battles and your best opportunities. It was a shame for Michelle I think.”
    Griffiths also said that Darren Weir should be given credit for keeping faith with Payne and letting her ride Prince Of Penzance to a 100-1 victory in the 2015 Cup, despite him being found in possession of illegal jiggers and being banned for four years.
    “I would hate a woman’s extraordinary achievement to be overshadowed by the actions of a man years after the event we are celebrating,” she said of Weir, played by Sullivan Stapleton in the movie.
    “So I have been determined to not really have that conversation but what is important is that he kept the girl on the horse, when girls traditionally lose Group 1s, no matter how many times they have ridden the horse. That is changing now and I celebrate that.”

    Last paragraph says to me avoid the movie. If Griffiths wanted drama, why not direct a film with Gai Waterhouse and hubby Robbie?

  137. Black Ball

    Susie O’Brien gets one thing right for once. Suggesting people are going after the wrong royal. Instead of focusing on MeAgain*, they should turn their attention to Prince Andrew.

  138. Old School Conservative

    Russell Brand will be joining me in Los Angeles

    Isn’t that a phrase used by our farmers?

  139. C.L.

    the Griffiths directed biopic of champion jockey Michelle Payne

    I’d actually watch this just to laugh at the fictional blokey caricatures who put down Our Michelle as she struggles womanfully to overcome misogyny and win the Cup (shortly before being suspended as a drug cheat).

  140. Black Ball

    C.L, the jokes write themselves with the title of the fillum alone.

  141. feelthebern

    In 2015, when Prince of Penzance won the Melbourne Cup, all the other major races were won by short priced favourites.
    Having a 100/1 shot win the Cup was the best possible outcome for the bookies.

  142. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just watched a summary clip of yesterday’s events in the Commons. Her Majesty’s Opposition gone feral and behaving very badly. Yelling and screaming thwarting Black Rod invitation to Hon Members to the Lords for the official prorogation. Tories oblige, Labour remain seated catcalling and screeching “Shame…” Bercow as partisan as ever. I am surprised Bozza did not send in a band of armed gentlemen to arrest this Speaker.

  143. An interesting video/etc coming up from a journo who did some actual investigating int the Treyvon Affair.

  144. Delcon

    I have commuted by bicycle in Hobart.
    Brass monkeys would refuse to do it.

    While it is true that the city on the foot of Mt Wellington has some of the steepest streets I’ve ever seen, it also had its train track converted to a cycleway, which is the best intra-suburb cycleway I’ve ever seen.

  145. Infidel Tiger

    Tasmanian, Letetia Ware has been sentenced to 11 months jail for illegally importing more than 2000 garlic bulbs.

    What a ridiculous sentence.

    Assault and theft are lucky to see you do that sort of time.

  146. feelthebern

    Just going back through the 2015 Cox Plate, Moonee Valley Cup, Caulfield Cup, VRC Derby.
    What a bloodbath for the bookies.
    It was one of the best Spring Carnivals for the punters.
    That was of course, until a juiced up horse won the Melb Cup.

  147. Delcon

    Infidel Tiger
    #3152171, posted on September 10, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Tasmanian, Letetia Ware has been sentenced to 11 months jail for illegally importing more than 2000 garlic bulbs.

    What a ridiculous sentence.

    Apparently, she will be eligible for parole after two. BTW, you are the judge: what would you give her, considering Tasmania’s strict rules regarding importing live fruit and veggies?

  148. zyconoclast

    THE MUCH-LOVED Octagon Girls could be banned from a UFC event in Australia next month after a politician claimed the tradition was “outdated”.

    However, ahead of UFC 243 at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on October 6, Dana White’s promotion is facing calls for the “sexist and backward” custom to be axed.

    And Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp is leading the charge.

    She told the Herland Sun: “It’s 2019, do we really still need scantily clad women to wander around the middle of a fighting ring between rounds?

    “Grid girls are no longer part of Formula One, walk-on girls are no longer part of professional darts – surely it’s time to move on.”

  149. Zyconoclast:

    The man, aged 43, told the court he had not discussed pay or hours when he first started working at the shop. He said he worked there for more than two years.
    The committal hearing is set to run before magistrate Luisa Bazzani for 10 days. Dr Farshchi and Mrs Mostafaei were bailed to appear on Tuesday.

    That’s an extraordinary amount of time for a case of this nature.

  150. Tailgunner

    “you ever watch those nature documentaries?.
    Yeah….
    You ever see the one about Lions?
    Yeah…”

  151. JC

    you are the judge: what would you give her, considering Tasmania’s strict rules regarding importing live fruit and veggies?

    Tasmania’s agriculture was there before white settlement. Vegies, apples, cherries, cheese making all there?

    As Artie said, this is laughably ridiculous.

  152. Des Deskperson

    ‘On that theme, I’ve noted here before how the once amusing Have You Been Paying Attention? has slowly (but inevitably) morphed into a smug leftist smear-fest’

    CL, I am convinced that the show, except maybe for a few ad libs, is tightly scripted. Many of the answers contain details of current events that that you wouldn’t expect the panel members to know off the top of their heads.

    An OAM isn’t even a ‘bronze’. I’d be insulted were I ever – extremely unlikely – to be awarded one.

  153. JC

    It reminds me of the previous regs preventing fruit imports from the northern states to Victoria because fruit fly respected the border and never crossed because of regulations.

  154. Black Ball

    Winx was at excellent odds Bern if I recall. Won Queensland Oaks or something similar before the Plate?

  155. Empire 5:5

    She told the Herland Sun: “It’s 2019, do we really still need scantily clad women to wander around the middle of a fighting ring between rounds?

    I don’t know the answer to this specific question about consumer preference, but I can state with certainty that the mayor should mind her own fucking business.

  156. Delcon

    JC, Tasmania is strict on bio-security for reasons which I assume are real, and also to safeguard its reputation as a “clean and green” state. I would say that if you spoke to, say, cherry growers they will tell you that this reputation is worth a lot of $$$. But, again, it is not just reputation, IMO. While I’m no expert, I assume that keeping the flora and fauna as disease free as possible has some real agricultural/economic merit, and the importation of milk, apples, cherries etc. you referred to predates many of the modern agricultural diseases.

  157. Geriatric Mayfly

    When is Mugabe going to be planted as worm fodder? Given his 40 years of unremitting stewardship, rigor mortis probably has not set in as yet. Or else they are waiting for Un Phat Phuc to arrive in Zim by train.

  158. Tailgunner

    Grid girls

    Yep. All the hotties have to be Instagram porta potties ( massive h/t to the Roosh forum Dubai porta potties thread).
    Looking super hot with your clothes on in front of the A class card,fighters,footballers, et Al, is no longer a viable option. For some easy money.
    Porn,strip clubs, Seeking Arrangement (soft hooking), my joint, these are the money making spots now.
    If I wanna do a traditional Street&Strip shoot with DPLRBL and a hottie draped over it, where will I find my 19y/o Emily Ratkowsku?
    Lol, Instagram,yo!
    Marriageable? Dot,get in here, put the law drone down

  159. max

    Tom, your point re RSN’s breakfast show and Frawley’s death is OK, I guess, but for me does not make up for the way all sports stations tremble before political correctness. So everywhere on the sports stations Folau is villified, racism is everywhere (Goodes), gays are great, women bring so much to every sport and mental health is the biggest issue in sports right now.
    Dr Turf regularly tweets the leftist line on Trump while masquerading as a maverick. Deviate from this crap and advertising will be withdrawn and presenters dismissed.

    We’re hearing a lot about how much Frawley’s wife and three daughters meant to him but at the same time supposedly his marriage was on the rocks. You can’t help but think of David Hookes, or Tiger Woods. Trump is right about the media: they are scum. Especially the sports media.

  160. Empire 5:5

    While it is true that the city on the foot of Mt Wellington has some of the steepest streets I’ve ever seen, it also had its train track converted to a cycleway, which is the best intra-suburb cycleway I’ve ever seen.

    Are the tracks still there? What a way to eradicate road lice. Stick a nice wide pilot on a locomotive and clean the path.

  161. JC

    JC, Tasmania is strict on bio-security for reasons which I assume are real, and also to safeguard its reputation as a “clean and green” state.

    Those regulations are always there for trade protection, just like Victoria. The idea Tasmania is “bio-safe” is a total crock. Like everything with the mendicant state

    I would say that if you spoke to, say, cherry growers they will tell you that this reputation is worth a lot of $$$.

    Are you for real? The last people one would listen to would be the growers.

    But, again, it is not just reputation, IMO. While I’m no expert, I assume that keeping the flora and fauna as disease free as possible has some real agricultural/economic merit, and the importation of milk, apples, cherries etc. you referred to predates many of the modern agricultural diseases.

    Really? So fruit fly showed up on the exact date of federation, right?

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bercow as partisan as ever. I am surprised Bozza did not send in a band of armed gentlemen to arrest this Speaker.

    Bercow handed in his resignation yesterday, effective 31 Oct.
    The Express had a reader poll today asking:

    Are you happy John Bercow will quit as Commons Speaker?
    Yes – he should have gone years ago….92%
    No – he was doing a good job….8%
    Don’t know….0%

    😀

    When I voted this morning it was 96/4 so some lefties have been trying to bend the numbers since.

  163. Black Ball

    It’s 2019, do we really still need scantily clad women to wander around the middle of a fighting ring between rounds?

    Short answer yes.

  164. Cactus

    Have you Been Paying Attention is scripted – of that I am sure. It also does have that annoying tendency in ‘comedy’ to have those leftist jokes where Trump, Abbott, Pell etc is enough of a punch line that it doesn’t matter what the lead in is. Those ‘jokes’ are tiresome and not comedy.

    But. There is still a lot of good still in the show and I enjoy it.

    Separately – saw the Dave Chapelle special on netflicks. It was very good but still I dont think it is one of his best. He made fun of a number of targets you are not supposed to (abortion, alphabet people, Jessie Smollet) and took angles you aren’t supposed to (like him owning a gun).

  165. Tailgunner

    I was only kidding about my joint.
    It’s free drinks,at bottle shop prices, on my sofa.
    Thanks for wearing your $90 knickers for me, darling.
    Profit.
    Variety is the Spice.
    #passingalltheshittests

  166. Tailgunner

    But rich deviants will pay.
    Moloch is looking at you, Prince Andrew d’SaxCoburgh

  167. Delcon

    Empire 5:5, being the motorist I assume you are, wouldn’t you be happy to see your cyclist friends commuting (mostly) far and away from your sight, in their own secluded world. It is a happy and healthy divorce, if you ask me.

  168. Tailgunner

    Arma, it’s nearly fukng horse season. Get in here with the winners for the Cat gambling cartel,pronto

  169. Cassie of Sydney

    “Black Ball
    #3152159, posted on September 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm
    Mmmyes Rachel Griffiths. Please tell me more. From today’s Hun:

    ‘Rachel Griffiths has likened activists who disrupted the world premiere of her new movie Ride Like A Girl to militant vegans spoiling a Christmas dinner.
    The anti racing activist group Coalition For The Protection Of Racehorses held up placards and chanted slogans before the star studded screening of the Griffiths directed biopic of champion jockey Michelle Payne on Sunday at the Jam Factory.
    Some had to be dragged out by security for interrupting Payne and Griffiths as they introduced the inspirational story of the first female jockey – played by Teresa Palmer – to win the Melbourne Cup.”

    I love it when chickens come home to roost.

  170. Tailgunner

    Short answer yes.

    Wrong think.
    It’s bloody contagious.
    Go BB. You’re running for the Senate you know?
    deplorables
    We’ll get 25%
    With the right program of outraging all the right groups.
    Has the god Emperor taught us nothing?
    Australia’s leading alt right thinkers?

  171. Delcon

    Those regulations are always there for trade protection

    Really, JC? Here is a nice experiment for you to do:
    Go to a holiday in Tasmania, and bring an apple in your bag.
    The fun will start when the airport dogs pick you up.
    This is not done just for “trade protection”.

  172. Tailgunner

    Forget the stupid garlic.

    Getting Closer.

    John constantin is always ahead of the curve.
    Get down to the Cat meet up in Melbourne please John.
    You can wear a TISM head thing if you need it?

  173. Black Ball

    Only 2 percent of the primary vote required for a cushy red seat Tailgunner? 😂

  174. Peter:

    In the latter days of the G3 Expansion at Gove, the most qualified, quickest and best coded welder was a Lebanese girl in her late twenties. She was also a qualified rigger.

    Whilst only marginally connected, I was enthralled with this welding method when I first saw it.

  175. egg_

    bad bad hobard council

    A tard from Hobart – or is that tautology?

  176. JC

    Really, JC? Here is a nice experiment for you to do:
    Go to a holiday in Tasmania, and bring an apple in your bag.

    That would be about the last place on earth I’d visit.

    The fun will start when the airport dogs pick you up.

    I’m sure. So they also check cars going across on the ferry too, do they? They must spray the cars.. you know because of bio security risks.

    This is not done just for “trade protection”.

    No, of course it isn’t. There’s also the added point of keeping those lazy taxeating slobs checking bags etc in government jobs.

  177. mh

    Tailgunner, any black odds on Trump I will start investing from about now.

    BetEasy currently $2.00

    Disclaimer: I’m not a big punter.

  178. egg_

    If people can’t control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people’s behavior,” Cleese says.

    Hence, perceived tall poppies trigger narcs into predatory attacks.
    /Psychobabble

  179. Top Ender

    Hobart is ready to jump on the bandwagon, or rather bike, and start paying commuters to cycle.

    I’m in Hobart about three times a year, and like Bruce, have done a bit of bicycle commuting there.

    The weather is extremely cold for about four months of the year.

    Hobart’s rain is light but annoying, the sort of drizzle that makes bike-riding annoying and inconvenient, unless you like being covered in sprayed water with 2% mud.

    Hobart is also full of hills once you get beyond the trendy zones.

    Then again, the good residents of our southernmost capital have recently embraced “Choose your Own Gender Birth Certificates”; “I’m Changing my Gender Annually Birth Certificates”, and the “MoFo Nazi Germany Look-Alike Festival aka Salon Kitty” so why not?

  180. Tailgunner

    Only 2 percent of the primary vote required for a cushy red seat Tailgunner? 😂

    The deplorables don’t do deals with the Vote Wormtongue guy.
    We’ll need %10 or something.
    No worries mate.
    *smoking*

  181. calli

    I’m sure. So they also check cars going across on the ferry too, do they?

    They check cars crossing into SA.

    Mine was full of delicious and expensive avos and other good things bought in Broken Hill.

    One way to get free veggies I guess.

  182. Diogenes

    Assault and theft are lucky to see you do that sort of time.

    My students are always gobsmacked by the fact you can get longer & cost you more for a copyright infringement than selling drugs

  183. Infidel Tiger

    Apparently, she will be eligible for parole after two. BTW, you are the judge: what would you give her, considering Tasmania’s strict rules regarding importing live fruit and veggies?

    A punitive fine.

    Jailing her is ridiculous.

  184. Delcon

    From the Spirit of Tasmania website:

    Tasmanian Biosecurity Conditions

    It is a condition of travel that passengers comply with Tasmania’s strict biosecurity regulations. Please be aware that any fruit, vegetables, plants, fish or fish products cannot be brought onto the ship and must be declared and/or disposed of prior to boarding. Biosecurity inspections will be completed prior to boarding at the Melbourne Terminal, with random inspections taking place during disembarkation at the Devonport Terminal.

  185. JC

    They check cars crossing into SA.

    Lol. Too funny. The two biggest loser states check cars crossing the state borders. How apt.

  186. Tailgunner

    Disclaimer: I’m not a big punter

    Lol.
    Didn’t you win the most in 2016?
    You’re the K.Packer of the Cat.
    *respect*

  187. calli

    I get the whole biosecurity thing.

    But it’s only a matter of time.

  188. Snoopy

    I note that the last monthly update to BOM’s webpage for the Pacific Sea Level and Geodetic Monitoring Project was for the month of June. No new data on Pacific ocean temperatures and sea levels for two months despite the webpage advising data is updated monthly.

    Perhaps the relevant BOM staff have been reassigned to a climate emergency project?

  189. max

    Remember when Rachel Griffiths went topless as a protest against Crown Casino ?

    Could have gone on to the boxing afterwards.

  190. JC

    Delcon

    It’s a trade barrier put up to protect the losers in Tasmania. There’s no other reason. There may be some argument with overseas imports, but even that is pretty specious. Don’t be conned with this bullshit.

  191. Tailgunner

    You’re on Betfair,mh?
    It’s a must.
    Bad Samaritan trolled the rubes on there for a GC apartment during the Trumpening.

  192. Pickles

    A Melbourne cat meet up?

  193. JC

    Remember when Rachel Griffiths went topless as a protest against Crown Casino ?

    She’s crazy and I’m not kidding. She hasn’t just left planet earth, but the sun’s orbit too. She’d have a great rack though, or at least did when younger.

  194. calli

    The court has been told the varieties of garlic Ware imported were known hosts of xylella fastidiosa.

    The bacterium is listed on the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture website as the country’s number one plant pest threat.

    It has devastated more than 60 per cent of Brazil’s citrus industry, cost the Californian economy more than $1 million a year and has been blamed for an olive oil price rise across the European Union.

    The court heard Ware used several eBay accounts to import Romanian, French and Korean varieties of garlic from Canada and the United States over an 18-month period.

    Commonwealth prosecutor Thomas Jones said Ware had instructed suppliers to mis-declare the contents of packages as “office supplies” and break up items to under 150 grams each to avoid quarantine detection.

    No sympathy. None at all.

  195. Tailgunner

    Are you coming Pickles?

  196. Infidel Tiger

    If they want my attention, all crazy chicks should have their norks out when protesting.

  197. Tailgunner

    Stimpson is flying in.

  198. Black Ball

    The deplorables don’t do deals with the Vote Wormtongue guy.

    You and I Gunner upon the steps of Spring Street
    https://youtu.be/b3w6c7RUbUs

  199. Delcon

    Infidel Tiger
    #3152222, posted on September 10, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Apparently, she will be eligible for parole after two. BTW, you are the judge: what would you give her, considering Tasmania’s strict rules regarding importing live fruit and veggies?

    A punitive fine.

    She did it for profit presumably. Would the fine you suggest exceed the profit this former chair of the Australian Garlic Industry Association would have made from her shenanigans?

  200. mh

    TG, I know Winston won big then followed up with the Coalition in 2019.

    Both huge overs.

  201. cohenite

    Perhaps the relevant BOM staff have been reassigned to a climate emergency project?

    Or they’ve realised buggar all is happening. Whenever the airwaves are lit up by some dumb fuck alarmist claiming we’re all gonna drown because sea level rise I just refer to the BoM Project and that’s that.

    But like all lefties they just wait a while and return with the same shit. The left are insane bastards.

  202. JC

    She did it for profit presumably.

    OMG.

  203. Tailgunner

    Tigre, we’re not paying your airfare from Peppermint Grove, but you’re invited,natch

  204. Tailgunner

    Ah, Winston! Yes.
    Sorry bro.
    But guess what?
    You’re about to become a “big punter”/Oracle
    😎

  205. JC

    Where’s fucking Stimson when you need him?

    Stimson, are there any nude shots of Rachael at Mr Skin?

  206. Poida:

    Because they are all unwitting players in a drama that has been carefully crafted over the last 50 years or more, and is now rapidly coming to fruition. God help them when they have played their part and are no longer needed or wanted.

    Some of them are unwitting, but there is a large cohort of people who called themselves experts and they went along for the ride – slobbering into the trough while demanding we all respect their expertise.
    They need to be hauled before the courts, stripped of all their financial benefits and thrown out of their professional bodies.
    They have cost mankind Trillions of dollars in unnecessary expenditure and under the Socialist regimes they all seem to admire, would have been labelled “Wreckers” and sent to the work or death gulags.

  207. feelthebern

    BB yep I think you’re right.
    2015 was the last of the good odds for Winx.

  208. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “you ever watch those nature documentaries?.
    Yeah….
    You ever see the one about Lions?
    Yeah…”

    This watch I got here was first purchased by your great-granddaddy.

  209. Tel

    JC, Tasmania is strict on bio-security for reasons which I assume are real, and also to safeguard its reputation as a “clean and green” state.

    I find it weird that you have people who genuinely believe that a bulb of garlic is “organic” and the disease that gets into that bulb of garlic is “inorganic”.

    It’s all frigging organic you great bozos!

  210. Tailgunner

    JC, I’ll give you a lift.
    In the cammed SuperWagon.
    You’ll love it.

  211. Pickles

    Where and when? Email me. I note that cat company is much sought at Lib Dooz.

  212. Tailgunner

    Frank!
    Nice.
    You wanna come out the back and sink a few hot ones?

  213. JC

    JC, I’ll give you a lift.
    In the cammed SuperWagon.
    You’ll love it.

    You owe me one. But I missed the conversation.. where are we going?

  214. feelthebern

    The only people who should be jailed are violent crims & white collar crims.
    Locking up anyone else is expensive & counter-productive.

  215. feelthebern

    Gunner, you’re not going to trick everyone into hitting the Rhino are you ?

  216. Empire 5:5

    Delcon
    #3152200, posted on September 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    Empire 5:5, being the motorist I assume you are, wouldn’t you be happy to see your cyclist friends commuting (mostly) far and away from your sight, in their own secluded world. It is a happy and healthy divorce, if you ask me.

    If plague carrying rats lived two doors down and I never saw them, I would still preference their eradication. Same goes for road lice.

    I’m ok with commuter riders who acknowledge their momentum disadvantage. We can share the road.

  217. egg_

    I love it when chickens come home to roost.

    Leftoid victimhood totempole clash?

  218. JC

    I love it when chickens come home to roost.

    Roast, not roost.

  219. Empire 5:5

    This watch I got here was first purchased by your great-granddaddy

    Stolen. Possession is 9/10s on the savannah.

  220. zyconoclast

    I love it when chickens come home to roost.

    Roast, not roost.

    They can do both

  221. Empire 5:5

    I discovered you 20 years too late, Gunner.

    Probably a good thing, for me. Still, I yearn for the olden days.

  222. Tailgunner

    where are we going?
    I dunno yet….
    A strip club isn’t the worst idea. ..
    Kittehs all cordially invited of course. But there may be T&A…

  223. Perth Trader

    I have no comments or observations to make , at this moment in time.

  224. Delcon

    If plague carrying rats lived two doors down and I never saw them, I would still preference their eradication. Same goes for road lice.

    As an occasional cyclist and pedestrian, I’m not sure why me occasionally commuting not inside a box makes me “lice”. Also, I am not sure which “plague” cyclists are carrying according to you, but I am happy for the rats of the world to stay away from my place. They can live happily ever after elsewhere, for all I care.

  225. mh

    Tailgunner, ask your mate JC if he will let the Cat punters have one of his NYC apartments for Nov 2020 so we can welcome in the Trump second term in style.

    JC gets a percentage of the winnings. I know you can close the deal, TG.

  226. Tailgunner

    Doolittle, you guys are coming?

  227. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    It has devastated more than 60 per cent of Brazil’s citrus industry, cost the Californian economy more than $1 million a year

    These sentences don’t seem to match up.

    The court has been told the varieties of garlic Ware imported were known hosts of xylella fastidiosa.

    Were the samples clean though?

    The court heard Ware used several eBay accounts to import Romanian, French and Korean varieties of garlic from Canada and the United States over an 18-month period.

    I am going to suggest that the bureaucracy doesn’t allow innovation or offer an importing process where samples can be tested in the quarantine process.

  228. JC

    Gunner

    I’m NOT going to a strip joint. I’m too old for that crap and after going to Scores a few times with clients, nothing could ever come close to comparing.

    Funny, but there’s a movie I read about today (in Drudge I think) based on Scores gals.

  229. Infidel Tiger

    She did it for profit presumably. Would the fine you suggest exceed the profit this former chair of the Australian Garlic Industry Association would have made from her shenanigans?

    Bankrupt her, but don’t jail her.

    Far out.

  230. calli

    I am going to suggest that the bureaucracy doesn’t allow innovation or offer an importing process where samples can be tested in the quarantine process.

    That costs money, Dot.

    Short cuts are cheaper. Except when you’re caught.

  231. Steve trickler

    A night on the piss in far flung Russia.



  232. Tailgunner

    so we can welcome in the Trump second term in style.

    Dude.
    That’s the REAL Catallaxy Party.
    JC – we need to do this next year. Your joint can handle 30 folks for 12 hours of drinking &KD hot dogs?And a massive Trump banner off the terrace?
    Cmon dude… it’ll be Epic

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