Tuesday Forum: January 21, 2020

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  1. Armadillo

    “West Tamworth” is a lesson in how to manipulate statistics.

    No doubt the “crime statistics” will also be through the roof. Domestic violence, assaults, rapes, drugs and so on.

    It’s what happens when you “disappear” an entire crime ridden suburb and “merge it” into another adjoining suburb (despite it being distinctly different and separated by a railway line, highway and golf course).

    On the other hand, the real estate agents loved it. Selling a house on the Internet as being in “West Tamworth” rather than “Coledale” is like chalk and cheese.

  2. Rex Mango

    Am thinking right now, millions, if not billions of huntsmen’s died in the fire holocaust of all those paperbark trees and I will sleep like a baby.

  3. Arky

    Stop going to big box stores that detain you at the door after you have already paid for your slave labour made chinese SHIT.

  4. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3298606, posted on January 21, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Trump is a god.

    He just told those Euroweenie losers that nationalism trumps globalism at their cliquey globalist soirée. The foie gras and caviar will taste bitter tonight.

    I hope he kicks that rent-seeking spiv xunt Holmes a Court in the [email protected] while he is there.
    He was in the Oz on the weekend moaning that there wasn’t more amicable consensus* in politics.
    You mean, like doxxing anyone who disagrees with you so the junior climate storm-troopers can pop around and harass them.
    .
    * = agree with me or else.

  5. struth

    Our Pollies are to blame for the intensity of bushfires by adhering to UN agendas.
    Please read above links.
    A royal commission is a smoke screen [pardon the pun] regarding the bush fires.
    Do you think they are going to find successive government blame?
    Federal, state and councils are all caught up in this.
    Biggly.
    Do you think the UN agendas 21 and 30 will be looked at by a royal commissions now just an expensive joke played upon the people by socialists?

  6. Rex Mango

    Arky, you are taking youtube advice from a bloke tattooed with ‘life’ and ‘ruin’ on his knuckles?

  7. Armadillo

    Stop treating people like dirty armadildos

    Ouch. I’m offended…..oh wait. Nope. Carry on. Business as usual.

  8. Nob

    Infidel Tiger
    #3298485, posted on January 21, 2020 at 8:16 pm
    Poor Asians are always getting overlooked, even though they make up 10%+ of the population.

    They’re under-represented because acting and The Yartz as a job choice isn’t encouraged by Asian parents.

    The few that do are spoiled for work offers despite their lack of talent.

  9. Rex Mango

    Struth, saw that stuff and agree. Problem is our pollies are captive to massive organisations filled with loons called government departments. Yes Minister doesn’t really quite grasp the scale of the problem.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    SBS, in the middle of some show about sex fantasies just had advert for the Indig Sunrise Ceremony on 26 January. 

    Have they dared call it a “dawn service” yet?

  11. struth

    Primary school chem/physics teach what fires need.
    Fuel, oxygen and ignition source.
    That is not even the level of common sense you would get from a royal commission in one of the most corrupt counties on earth.
    Australia.

  12. Helen

    reposting from OOT
    Ken Wyatt is concerned about indigenous kids suiciding. Id like to see the figures kids on community cf indigenous kids not on community suiciding.

    Instead of cf white kids, like they I assume they doing here, as they have so many times before in other comparisons.

    Ken Wyatt thinks indigenous people should have a voice in parliament above and beyond what the res tof us have, a voice that can influence if not even decide government course. Yet indigenous cant even run their own communities. Small councils were merged to make mega councils because small going broke, now mega going broke.

    Unless Ken Wyatt is thinking the voice should come form those who aren’t on community, who are more ‘mainstream’ with token consultation and respect shown to elders back on community, of course.

    If so, hypocrite. You cant cherry pick which part you look at, consult, hold up for evidence and which part you hide. I am sick of the whole community being held to ransom because without them, there is no longer a lever to pull when more more more is required. with out them, there would be so much less misery, suicide, desperation. Without them, these kids might have a chance, instead of being sacrificed on the perpetual gravy train model of funding. They are being held captive, enslaved to keep the cycle going.

    Shut them down. Move to town. It would be painful in the short term, for all, but in the long term the only path out of misery so many endure under the present model.

  13. Arky

    It is strange to me that your average Englishman (I mean native of the English language) has forgotten their heritage to the extent that they are willing to be detained and searched on leaving a store, as a matter of routine.
    Add in the routine stop and test for alcohol use on the roads.
    Add the urine testing at work, as a matter of course as remedy to the fact that drug use is now prevalent (oh yes, libertarian- a VICTIMLESS crime. The only victim being that one is no longer assumed to be unintoxicated at work)
    Add in the bollards, the airport virtual strip searches, the bag checks for butter knives at venues across the land, the camera surveillance everywhere.
    You libertarians have done sooooo well. Pat yourselves on the back.

  14. Helen

    I cant hear vids because frogs croakin too loud. Bed.

  15. Knuckle Dragger

    Rex,

    Spiders the world over and I have reached an agreement.

    If I see one larger than a daddy long legs, it dies or I die.

    I’m still here, no thanks to those murderous bastards.

  16. Rex Mango

    LL, it is indeed a brave attempt by Govt to steer the ship of state away from the rocks and onto tried and tested ground. Very well produced advert for Sunrise Ceremony too. Essentially, you go to the shore in face paint and do your last stomp before the evil white guy arrives.

  17. mh

    Aboriginals have no issue with record numbers of foreigners making Australia their home each year.
    Yet their chant is “Always was, Always will be, Aboriginal land”.
    Aboriginals talk of invasions, yet embrace the immigration invasion that happens every single day.

  18. Rex Mango

    KD, docco last night on ABC about Arnhem Land. Very well produced show and had lots of weird animals. They also filmed this big tarantula that burrowed and caught stuff out it’s hole. Then when the rain arrived, it went back down and could breathe off all the air trapped in it’s hair. They said only discovered recently and the place is infested with them way more than anywhere in the Amazon. Truly terrifying television.

  19. Armadillo

    Google “Trump Davos Speech”. It’s enlightening.

    Greta is everywhere. And all knowing.

  20. MatrixTransform

    I’m with you Arky.
    Bunninge are tossers and I ignore them on the way in and out.
    Office Wanks are a problem though

    Got buzzed on the way out once after buying some printer ink and had 3 goons chase me out the door.
    One goon reached for my shoulder and having some small experience in dealing with such gestures, I shifted slightly outta reach and instinctively raised my off-side hand…

    he winced and I turned the gesture into a pointed finger

    my normally charming urbane demeanour turned decidedly sour and I informed him that if he ever touched me I’d break his collar bone.

    then I smiled and I got in my car and drove away

  21. mh

    Conor McGregor

    @TheNotoriousMMA
    Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA 🐐. Most certainly one of them anyway, as he sits atop the shoulders of many amazing giants that came before him. No easy feet.
    Early stages of term also.
    Incredible.
    Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America 🇺🇸❤️🇮🇪

    1:26 PM – Jan 21, 2020

    Goat symbol meaning Greatest Of All Time.

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Aboriginals talk of invasions, yet embrace the immigration invasion that happens every single day.

    Aboriginals talk of invasion, yet, had Australia been invaded, not settled, “Native Title” and “Land Rights ” could never have been established, and the Aborigines treated as a conquered race, with the full blessing of the United Nations, and international law. Anyone want to go down that path?

  23. Rex Mango

    Helen, you are correct. The only real solution is tough, but would work. Abolish all native title and give the inhabitants free hold title. Let them sell up, or make a go of things, as almost everyone else’s ancestors have.

  24. Rex Mango

    JC, investment advice needed here. Seems Dow Jones about to break record for longest bull market ever. Surely now is the time to get out?

  25. Porter

    From the Oz, my emphasis, and the brilliant and brave Jacinta Price.

    Aboriginal customary law is a significant driver of intimate- partner violence in indigenous communities, says Alice Springs councillor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price.

    Ms Price, the Centre for Independent Studies’ indigenous program director, says taxpayer-funded organisations that aim to tackle abuse perpetuate the narrative that Aboriginal perpetrators of violence were themselves victims of colonisation and could not take full responsibility for their actions.

    In The Australian on Wednesday, she says such conclusions are not reflective of the experience of Aboriginal women who have lived their lives on traditional cultural terms.

    “Ignoring cultural drivers does not allow for robust examination and debate to take place that may carve out better ways of addressing such a debilitating issue,” she writes.

    Her comments come after The Australian revealed that 23 per cent of people killed by their current or former intimate partners over the 10 years to 2015-16 were indigenous, according to Australian Institute of Criminology figures.

    Another 22 per cent of victims were overseas-born.

    Social Services Minister Anne Ruston will on Wednesday announce almost $2.5m in funding over three years for three projects aimed at preventing ­violence and encouraging men to be positive role models in their communities.

    The money will be provided to the NPY Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation, in the NPY Lands in the cross-border region of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia; the United Muslim Women’s Association; and Outloud, a community organisation in Sydney’s southwestern suburb of Bankstown.

    In her opinion piece, Ms Price quotes from a book on “Ngarra law” written by Yolngu elders that says when a girl reaches “sexual maturity”, which might be at 13 to 16 years of age, she may be taken by her promised husband, who might be 40 to 50, to be his wife.

    If she broke the marriage law, she must be speared through the leg.

    Ms Price said in the era of MeToo, no organisations that aimed to tackle abuse in Aboriginal communities had “taken umbrage” with the Ngarra law book.

    “Surely a girl 13 to 16 cannot be considered able to become a wife to a man aged 40 or 50,” she writes. “Do such organisations believe in upholding the human rights of children, given it is stated 13- to 16-year-old Aboriginal girls are considered sexually ­mature?”

    Ms Price says as a girl she saw other girls her age reach adolescence and be married off to much older men while still too young to be married under Australian law.

    She also witnessed women being beaten by husbands but cultural acceptance was so strong no one except her immediate family supported the victim or reported the abuse.

    The funding to be announced by Senator Ruston is in addition to $35m set aside for indigenous people under the government’s $340m action plan to reduce violence on women and children.

    So in other words, we are permitting child rape under the guise of Aboriginal traditional law. Stuff that. I will never vote to recognise that.
    From wiki (yeah I know but I am lazy), what’s so special about Bankstown?:

    Bankstown has one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Australia. Bankstown is considered as one of the most multicultural areas in the country with over 60 different languages spoken by the people of this suburb.

    In the 2016 census, Bankstown recorded a population of 32,113 people: of 50.7% female and 49.3% male.

    The median age of the Bankstown population was 32 years, 6 years below the national median of 38.

    37.1% of people living in Bankstown were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were Vietnam 14.1%, Lebanon 6.2%, China 5.3%, Pakistan 3.1% and Bangladesh 2.1%.

    17.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 21.1% Arabic, 19.0% Vietnamese, 4.9% Mandarin, Urdu 4.0% and Cantonese (3.6%)

    The religious make up of Bankstown is 28.9% Islam, 17.7% Catholic, 12.9% No Religion, 11.1% Buddhism. Christianity is the largest group overall, at 37.9%

  26. Infidel Tiger

    mh
    #3298685, posted on January 21, 2020 at 11:39 pm
    Conor McGregor

    @TheNotoriousMMA
    Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA 🐐. Most certainly one of them anyway, as he sits atop the shoulders of many amazing giants that came before him. No easy feet.
    Early stages of term also.
    Incredible.
    Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America 🇺🇸❤🇮🇪

    1:26 PM – Jan 21, 2020

    Goat symbol meaning Greatest Of All Time.

    There is a cultural realignment underway.

    This is very significant moment. This and Kanye are very big markers.

  27. struth

    4. Use of External Affairs Powers Fourthly, when a sufficient number of countries sign an agreement it is then considered an ‘international agreement’ by the Commonwealth which is then permitted, by use of the external affairs powers under the Constitution, to enshrine the provisions of the UN agreement into Commonwealth laws (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24) This of course, then has a flow on effect, to State laws, and ultimately, Councils. Some examples of legislation based upon or including the principles of AG21/ESD include (25, 26):
     the Commonwealth Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994, the amended Commonwealth Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, the Commonwealth National Environment Protection Council Act 1994 (and complementary legislation in other jurisdictions);
     Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
     Wetlands policy and the Ramsar Convention
     new or amended fisheries legislation and environment protection legislation in the States and Territories; and
     jurisdictions which have included ESD in legislation which is not principally focussed on the environment,
    o – in New South Wales for instance, this includes the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 1994, the State Owned Corporations Amendment Act 1995 the Water Board (Corporatisation) Act 1994 and the Electricity Legislation Amendment Act 1995, and
    o – while in Queensland it includes the Land Act (commenced in July 1995), amendments to the Mineral Resources Act – proclaimed on 1 May 1995 and the Planning, Environment and Development Assessment (PEDA) Bill which is presently out for comment
    Julia Patrick summarises the disastrous affects of the EPBC Act:
    “The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act) brought in by the then Environment Minister, Robert Hill, in 1999, has become a pernicious piece of legislation that is slowly shackling Australia. Along with its enthusiastic handmaiden, the 2003 Native Vegetation Act, it has grossly expanded its dominion, giving the environment movement carte blanche to canter off, hugely funded, to the detriment of a productive Australia……… The precautionary principle in the EPBC Act is called up shamelessly: if a project is considered likely to have a detrimental impact on the environment, those responsible are in big trouble. Land clearing deemed likely to have “significant impact” on the red-tailed black cockatoo cost the company
    involved $242,500. The Earth Summit brought the environmental heavies into our lives, their followers infiltrating the bureaucracies and government, including local government. Clever marketing captures the well-intentioned but gullible and those who scent the money trail. Now, under the smokescreen of protecting the environment, the ever-increasing reach of the EPBC Act gives those who find the present Australia distasteful the opportunity and means to remake Australia as a socialist state. It is sabotage from within.”
    5. Ultimate Aim is Binding Global Law Finally, since UN agreements are commonly considered a stepping stone to binding international laws, this becomes the ultimate step in enforcement. It is very much an ongoing process, as has been noted by Yvette Jackson in “Evolutionary Spiral in the Development of Environmental Ethics”:
    “The ‘blueprint’ for building environmental ethics during the decade was Agenda 21 which advocated ‘global consensus and political commitment’ to solve environmental problems through international co-operation (including governments of developing nations) and community participation.…….As international enforcement became more effective, nation-states recognising their treaty obligations would be stringently monitored, enacted domestic legislation or ‘local Agenda 21s’ to reflect their global obligations. To further encourage compliance with international environmental agreements, effective veto power to bring them into force was vested in developing nations. To prevent the exercise of any such veto, the developing nation was provided with certain ecologically sound economic incentives.……A new environmental ethic has evolved, reflecting acknowledgement of our obligations and responsibilities as humans to other species, and our abandonment of previously anthropocentric conceptions of ethics. It espouses biocentric ethics, to satisfy inter-generational and global distributive justice……..A significant contribution of this holistic environmental ethic is that it has shaped global environmental law and policy, prompting ‘global governance’ to become more transparent in its dealings and broader in its jurisdiction in that it has encouraged participation of different non-governmental parties and promoted the integration of environmental issues with social, economic, cultural and political interests.”
    In answer to the question, in Australia, various provisions of Agenda 21 have already been enshrined into Commonwealth, State, and Council, laws and regulations and are therefore legally enforceable. Agenda 21 per se though (ie in totality), strictly speaking remains legally unenforceable until it becomes enshrined in international law, although considerable international pressure may still be used to ensure compliance. It is certainly NOT true to say though, that the provisions of AG21 are ‘non-binding’ or voluntary, as many are now statutory laws within Australia

    .

  28. Porter

    From the Oz, and brilliant and brave Jacinta Price, my emphasis:

    Aboriginal customary law is a significant driver of intimate- partner violence in indigenous communities, says Alice Springs councillor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price.

    Ms Price, the Centre for Independent Studies’ indigenous program director, says taxpayer-funded organisations that aim to tackle abuse perpetuate the narrative that Aboriginal perpetrators of violence were themselves victims of colonisation and could not take full responsibility for their actions.

    In The Australian on Wednesday, she says such conclusions are not reflective of the experience of Aboriginal women who have lived their lives on traditional cultural terms.

    “Ignoring cultural drivers does not allow for robust examination and debate to take place that may carve out better ways of addressing such a debilitating issue,” she writes.

    Her comments come after The Australian revealed that 23 per cent of people killed by their current or former intimate partners over the 10 years to 2015-16 were indigenous, according to Australian Institute of Criminology figures.

    Another 22 per cent of victims were overseas-born.

    Social Services Minister Anne Ruston will on Wednesday announce almost $2.5m in funding over three years for three projects aimed at preventing ­violence and encouraging men to be positive role models in their communities.

    The money will be provided to the NPY Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation, in the NPY Lands in the cross-border region of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia; the United Mu s li m Women’s Association; and Outloud, a community organisation in Sydney’s southwestern suburb of Bankstown.

    In her opinion piece, Ms Price quotes from a book on “Ngarra law” written by Yolngu elders that says when a girl reaches “sexual maturity”, which might be at 13 to 16 years of age, she may be taken by her promised husband, who might be 40 to 50, to be his wife.

    If she broke the marriage law, she must be speared through the leg.

    Ms Price said in the era of MeToo, no organisations that aimed to tackle abuse in Aboriginal communities had “taken umbrage” with the Ngarra law book.

    “Surely a girl 13 to 16 cannot be considered able to become a wife to a man aged 40 or 50,” she writes. “Do such organisations believe in upholding the human rights of children, given it is stated 13- to 16-year-old Aboriginal girls are considered sexually ­mature?”

    Ms Price says as a girl she saw other girls her age reach adolescence and be married off to much older men while still too young to be married under Australian law.

    She also witnessed women being beaten by husbands but cultural acceptance was so strong no one except her immediate family supported the victim or reported the abuse.

    The funding to be announced by Senator Ruston is in addition to $35m set aside for indigenous people under the government’s $340m action plan to reduce violence on women and children.

    So in other words, we are permitting child rape under the guise of Aboriginal traditional law. Stuff that. I will never vote to recognise that.

    From wiki (yeah I know but I am lazy), what’s so special about Bankstown?:

    Bankstown has one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Australia. Bankstown is considered as one of the most multicultural areas in the country with over 60 different languages spoken by the people of this suburb.

    In the 2016 census, Bankstown recorded a population of 32,113 people: of 50.7% female and 49.3% male.

    The median age of the Bankstown population was 32 years, 6 years below the national median of 38.

    37.1% of people living in Bankstown were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were Vietnam 14.1%, Lebanon 6.2%, China 5.3%, Pakistan 3.1% and Bangladesh 2.1%.

    17.7% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 21.1% Arabic, 19.0% Vietnamese, 4.9% Mandarin, Urdu 4.0% and Cantonese (3.6%)

    The religious make up of Bankstown is 28.9% Is la m, 17.7% Catholic, 12.9% No Religion, 11.1% Buddhism. Christianity is the largest group overall, at 37.9%

  29. Rex Mango

    Porter, totally agree and Jacinta Price writing stuff like that is gutsier than John Hancock signing the Declaration of Independence and should get her dubious honour of being AOTY.

  30. jupes

    Early stages of term also.

    Lol. Conor rubs it in …

  31. jupes

    Porter, totally agree and Jacinta Price writing stuff like that is gutsier than John Hancock signing the Declaration of Independence and should get her dubious honour of being AOTY.

    There is much more chance that she will be speared or bashed with a nulla nulla.

  32. Rex Mango

    Footage of McGregor during a more rational moment:

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    Price shouldn’t get her own AOTY.

    A group of Walpiri should kick in Adam Goodes’ door, rip his AOTY off his mantelpiece, de-engrave it by vigorously applying it to his melon and give that one to Price.

  34. Nob

    mh
    #3298681, posted on January 21, 2020 at 11:32 pm
    Aboriginals have no issue with record numbers of foreigners making Australia their home each year.

    You are talking about leftist urban activists.

    In remote WA mines in the 70s, local abos used to come up to you and ask where you were born.
    “Gippsland”

    “Is that in Australia?” they would ask.

    “yeh”.

    “You’re OK then” they would answer.
    And it was “Why don’t you fuck off back there” to everyone else.

    Fairly took the wind out of the sails of the newly-arrived off the hippie trail Euro SJW backpackers determined to expose Australia’s Racism..

  35. struth

    Who is responsible for implementing or enforcing Agenda 21 in Australia?
    As then Environment Minister Ros Kelly in the Keating government pointed out when Agenda 21 was introduced to parliament on 26th May 1992, the Commonwealth is the driver of AG21, and assumes ultimate responsibility:
    “The recommendations of agenda 21 cover a wide range of issues and responsibilities for implementation, cutting across virtually every Commonwealth and State government agency as well as local government and the non-government sector….The recommendations of agenda 21 cover a wide range of issues and responsibilities for implementation, cutting across virtually every Commonwealth and State government agency as well as local government and the non-government sector. ……. My department has the responsibility for the overall coordination of the domestic follow-up of agenda 21 , although other agencies will have a more direct implementation task.”
    In matters of national significance the States are required to comply with the dictates of the Commonwealth regarding international agreements, hence various provisions of Agenda 21 have become firmly entrenched in State laws. As previously mentioned, this process was further strengthened by the introduction of the 1992 Intergovernmental Agreement on the Environment (IGAE) and the National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). The IGAE, which was signed by the Prime Minister, all State Premiers, and the President of the Local Government Association of Australia, enabled the Commonwealth to consolidate its environmental powers over the States and local Councils.
    While the Commonwealth exerts direct control over States in the ‘national interest’, and States in turn control local Councils, the Commonwealth has also exercised more direct control over Councils by funding Agenda 21, by embedding Environmental Resource Officers in Councils or Local Government Associations, and even by producing an Agenda 21 instruction manual for Councils. As a result of these pressures, Councils around Australia have widely adopted Agenda 21/ESD programs

    Basically, the reason I post this is to show [and this is old stuff] that the states really were railroaded by the federal government[s] to follow the UN agendas.

    It is no good playing the blame game between states and territories, it’s a mess, it’s huge and embedded.

    Sco Mo is either wilfully ignoring this or so incompetent and ignorant in his chosen field it beggars belief.

    No, people died in uncleared bush because of UN agendas being undemocratically, and traitorously executed , by all level of government and local councils, and slavishly reported back to their socialist UN bosses, as ordered.
    Bosses who are unelected ,Open and self declared global socialists UN bueaucrazies.

    We need to fight the actual problem.
    I have not even started on Agenda 203o, Paris etc, but we must get these fuckers to take Australia out of the UN.
    That’s where our problems lie.

    Where is Sarah Hanson young or Nut job in this?

  36. mh

    Nob
    #3298702, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:06 am

    I make my observation every year as a reminder that the invasion day bullshit is just leftism with a black mask.

  37. Rex Mango

    Struth, do hear you big time, but rest assured they will come unstuck. China next cab off the block. No politburo full of old men can tell 1.4B people what to do for too long. Take a deep breath and listen to the wind of change:

  38. struth

    Do we really see a royal commission looking at any of this.

    We need OZexit.
    Completely.
    We are tied in like the remainers in Britain believed they were.
    Our government is bound only to us and international Law is a fairy tail.
    We must have a complete break, or our elite arseholes, like Britain’s, will declare it all too hard and spend years being paid while putting it off, each scrambling for their seats at Davos, and hob knobbing to every conference at every top resort and paradise they can.

  39. Armadillo

    Just watched the Trump Davos speech. Rather flat I thought. Rather rushed. It certainly wasn’t a “Trump Rally” speech (although the “talking points” were pretty much same).

    The transcript probably reads OK.

  40. struth

    Struth, do hear you big time, but rest assured they will come unstuck. China next cab off the block. No politburo full of old men can tell 1.4B people what to do for too long. Take a deep breath and listen to the wind of change:

    The suffering and death being inflicted on us even now is too much to take.
    We won’t see change by taking Candy’s attitude.

  41. Knuckle Dragger

    Today in 1981 the DMC DeLorean went into production.

    Apparently a dog of a thing, except the one in the movie which only went to 88mph (141kph) anyway.

    No great loss.

  42. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Knuckle Dragger at 10:13 pm:

    “‘I’m okay with deleting of Australia Day and let the indigs have it now. Who cares?’

    I care, candy. I care a great deal.

    … Australia Day celebrates the day this country emerged from the Stone Age … .

    … the men that fought and died for it and for anyone else who wants to run it into the ground because they can’t create anything themselves. … .

    Give in, candy. Give it away, give in because it’s hard, and then say ‘Who cares?’ like the sooky kid that got the shits on because his ice cream fell on the ground. ‘Didn’t want it anyway….’

    Right here and now, you can stop your bitching … you couldn’t give a fuck if over two centuries of hard yards went down the drain because a handful of ignorant clueless mongs said so.

    Who cares and let them have it. What an appalling state of affairs.”

    I agree.

    It helps to have a handful of facts you can trot out whenever one of these mangy dogs or their enablers want to have a crack – not to convince them, because they don’t have the brains to learn anything, but to talk over the top of them and reinforce the feeling that they are third class primitives with nothing to offer.

    They have had every opportunity – for decades – but still they snarl their bitter racist hatred at the people who have paid good money to keep ’em alive.

  43. struth

    British car.
    The designer was a man I met at the Menin Gate.
    We were doing the tourist thing and sat next to 3 elderly Poms at a café in Ypres.
    One was also an airline pilot and taking their Scottish mate who’s wife had just died on a trip to see his relatives names on the gate.
    They heard our accents and invited us over.
    Mrs Struth and I had one of the best nights of our lives, having dinner with such gentlemen, with great senses of humour, and integrity all the way through.
    The DeLorian might have been a dud, but it’s designer was a top bloke that is for sure.

  44. MatrixTransform

    Today in 1981 the DMC DeLorean went into production.

    second best electric vehicle evah!

  45. struth

    At least the Poms knew the commos of the EU were their problem.

    Australians still think the UN is all nicey UNICEF nice, and something to be taken seriously.

  46. Nob

    mh
    #3298706, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:17 am
    Nob
    #3298702, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:06 am

    I make my observation every year as a reminder that the invasion day bullshit is just leftism with a black mask.

    And I make my observation that Australia’s urban activists only speak for those aborigines who agree with them, or who shut up.

    You’re right that nobody in the media ever calls out this nonsense that 4th+ generation Australians are invaders who shouldn’t be here but new immigrants must all be welcomed – but now we have generations who can believe any number of contradictory things at once.

  47. Armadillo

    Who is handing out all the ” Aboriginal Art” shirts. You know, the ones that the footballers e.t.c wear (lightweight work gear/sports gear stuff).

    Most of this stuff sells online for up to/over $100 for a T-shirt. It seems that every Aboriginal in the local district has an entire wardrobe full of them. Different colours, different designs. All brand new.

    It’s really noticeable, from the richest to the poorest. They are all “decked out” in this stuff. Doesn’t matter if they are lying in a gutter or driving the latest 4wd. Someone is making a motza. I’ve known most of this mob my entire life. They aren’t buying/paying for them. Guaranteed.

    Is it just locally in Northern NSW, or is it everywhere?

  48. mh

    Taking the politics out of it, I invite all aboriginals to join the push for an end to the immigration-fuelled ponzi economy.

  49. Nob

    struth
    #3298715, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:42 am
    At least the Poms knew the commos of the EU were their problem.

    Australians still think the UN is all nicey UNICEF nice, and something to be taken seriously.

    Appeal to external authority, generally caused by Labor losing elections aka “democracy is in trouble”.

    Media should show more of who the kleptocrats, despots and mediocrities are that actually consist the UN.
    It’s not like some council of wise Gods in Valhalla.

    And imply the question: ” do you really want hand power and cash to these people?”

    Even to implement good stuff.

    Why do you think the likes of Bill Gates talks the talk but in practice circumvents them for application of his philanthropy?

  50. mh

    C’mon guys. The UK isn’t any less shit than us:

    Terrorists will face lie detector tests before jail release

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/terrorists-will-face-lie-detector-tests-before-jail-release-538mtnhxw

  51. Armadillo

    I think Trumps Davos speech was disappointing not for its content, but rather it’s tone. Monotone.

    Again, the transcript would read OK.

    I guess I just wanted him to yell a few of his more pertinent points, and throw up the middle finger where appropriate. Body language and tone is important when dealing with a worldwide audience who don’t have English as their first language.

    The Asians would have pretended they couldn’t understand, but you could see their ears prick up when he mentioned “billions”. And shortly afterwards, “trillions”. They suddenly became Spock lookalikes.

  52. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    … and the retarded looking child from Norway or Finland or somewhere similarly unimportant was sitting there sending daggers and voodoo spells from the audience.

    What is that evil thing doing in that forum? It had spoken its hocus pocus before Donald Trump – what great knowledge or wisdom does it bring, other than the Harry and MeMeMeghan Sparkle$ mantra “what’s in it for me?”

  53. Leigh Lowe

    Someone is making a motza. I’ve known most of this mob my entire life. They aren’t buying/paying for them. Guaranteed.

    Is it just locally in Northern NSW, or is it everywhere?

    Dunno.
    But in our town there are loads of ‘digenous co-ops.
    Fuck knows what they all do.
    Oh, wait …

  54. Armadillo

    Terrorists will face lie detector tests before jail release

    Boris should be appointing Tommy Robinson in charge of the British Prison System for a 5 year tenure.

    It’s due for an overhaul.

  55. 2dogs

    What exactly is this “nationhood” head of power? I can’t find it in section 51 of the constitution..

  56. Armadillo

    Leigh, my gut feeling is that one of the local elders has figured out “bread and circuses”.

    I can see their motive. Local disputes are usually solved with star pickets rather than an equal distribution of quality T-Shirts.

  57. Zatara

    Very sad to read that Harry (who has seen active service) won’t ever be allowed to wear his uniform again

    My understanding is that he isn’t restricted from wearing the uniform he earned any more than any other retired officer.

    What he can’t do is wear uniforms of ranks and services he was merely appointed to based on his being a Royal – Lieutenant Commander of the Royal Navy, Major of the British Army and Squadron Leader of the Royal Air Force.

    Nor the uniform of the Royal Marines, to which he was appointed the ceremonial title of Captain General of the Royal Marines.

  58. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Leigh Lowe at 1:24 am:

    ” Someone is making a motza. I’ve known most of this mob my entire life. They aren’t buying/paying for them. Guaranteed.

    Is it just locally in Northern NSW, or is it everywhere?

    Dunno.
    But in our town there are loads of ‘digenous co-ops.
    Fuck knows what they all do.
    Oh, wait …”

    We had a crew out at Moree for several months building footings for water storage tanks serving the town, perhaps ten years ago. I had arranged accommodation and meals in a good quality hotel, found a gym for the couple of apprentices, St Francis Xavier’s for Mass on Sundays for me, a pie shop and a cafe up the road for their occasional big breakfasts. The pub owner had some rules, the main one of which was that the population south of the river was not welcome on the north side of the river (as was the case thirty years before when I was last in that town).

    He pointed out there were a lot of coppers looking out for that, with little else to do. Extra numbers were posted there for any outbreaks of lawlessness emanating from across the river – Moree had a long history of confrontations during snarling racist Charlie Perkins time as the public servant in charge of ab_os. To pass the time the police just loved targeting visiting contractors in hot utes. His advice was that I order the fellas to turn in their car keys each night, and to use that pub only – if they wanted particular meals, lunches prepared and so on he would do that.

    One Saturday night one of our subbie concretors thought it was a good idea to ignore that rule when he invited a local lass, whose family had been in Moree for 6,231½ years, for a drink, a feed and a visit to his room upstairs. Well, the owner spotted him before he got to first base, sent a runner out the back to my motel room, blew up at this huge Islander fella and said “I want him out of town!”

    He cried, as they do, and got uncontrollably angry, as they do. His boss took him out the back to the car park and gave him a flogging while I investigated what time the bus to Brisbane was due on the Sunday morning.

  59. Top Ender

    Bruce Pascoe!

    Scroll down for “Professor” P culturally appropriating white man canoe!

  60. Top Ender

    It’s Climate Change!

    Darwin Rainfall Year To Date

    Average rainfall to Jan 424.3mm 21.3 day(s)

    Total for 2020 257.2mm / 16 day(s)

    Total to this day 2019 146.2mm / 15 day(s)

  61. calli

    JD – Aged about 8 or so, in our garage, BON’s school teacher dad filled up a plastic bag with the gas made from HCl and zinc granules. He then lit it. At that moment a career was born. 😀
    True story!

    We’re blessed with great Dads, Bruce. Mine taught me all about saws, drills and nails. And other cool stuff.

  62. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Bruce Pascoe says Aboriginality queries an attempt to discredit Dark Emu’

    No, Bruce, that’s already been done. And dusted.

    I could tell it was a SMH love-piece – not by the banner, but by the author’s name.

    J&wel Topsfield.

  63. Porter

    So yesterday there’s the Duchess of Kardashian smiling straight at the camera while her baby is about to fall out of his sling (I get the impression she doesn’t carry him much) all over newspapers and today I am reading legal threats issued. Such attention seekers.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    Good anecdote from MGCQ overnight.

    Small to mid-size towns have identified what works and what doesn’t yonks back, and have stuck to it. Hence Moree hasn’t burnt down (yet).

    And apparently the cops in these town love it big time when a heap of non-locals swing into town for a few weeks, because a) they can torment said punters without mercy, bringing their *non-existent* quotas and their stats up, thus placating their bosses, and b) this occurs without pissing off the locals who they have to live with.

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    Is there someone else from Sweden at Davos, or is it just the skinny angry 17 year old?

    If so, why is she there? How does one get an invite to these things?

  66. Porter

    I flagged an early editorial pointing to Jacinta’s piece last night. Well worth the read today.

  67. Porter

    Rex Mango
    #3298696, posted on January 21, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Porter, totally agree and Jacinta Price writing stuff like that is gutsier than John Hancock signing the Declaration of Independence and should get her dubious honour of being AOTY.

    She also needs protection. The number of death threats she gets (often from Aboriginal men) is scary. We need to just put a stop to this in the way Napier stopped suttee. Enough.

  68. Porter

    Bolt is back, sort of. With a short post on Gobbo…

  69. Mother Lode

    How Oedipean – Harry has fallen for a woman just like his Mum.

    Next step will be to kill a horse groom.

  70. 1735099

    No, Bruce, that’s already been done. And dusted.

    Not very successfully.

    In fact, the more faux outrage is expressed on sites such as these, the more sales are generated.

  71. Nick

    Ginger and Wallis are complaining about media photographers in Canada. They hated Britain and it had an agreement with paparazzi, so, suck it up.

  72. Mother Lode

    Ha!

    Bok’s cartoon is a nice play on the ‘When did you stop beating your wife?’

  73. Rafe Champion

    Jo Nova on unprecedented hail damage in Canberra in 1877, 1897, 1936, 1956 and 1963.

  74. Knuckle Dragger

    I have just seen the meeja bit on the soon-to-be-Canadian paupers.

    Threatening legal action for being photographed with their child, who is clearly several sizes too large to be hauled around in one of those harness things that go on your front with the kid facing backward only able to see Mummy’s throat thus defeating the purpose of the whole experience, along with a pooch or two*.

    In a public park, during the day. This apparently is an invasion of privacy for two muppets who want to make oodles of cash by being seen in public.

    *Surprisingly, not corgis.

  75. Entropy

    Why insult Jascinta with an AOTY award? I would be embarrassed to be associated with recent awardees.

    Do not try to discredit her by associating her with yet another thing poisoned by the left wielding it as a bludgeon for their remorseless political messaging.

  76. Nick

    KD, that smirk on her face in the pics……

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    (Probable) SMH headline:

    MEGHAN’S FURIOUS SWIPE AT LIZ

    Shock Blow to Palace from US Superstar

    Duchess of Sussex Goes Her Own Way, Appropriates Non-Corgi

    Inside Source: ‘It’s Got Longer Legs’

  78. Candy

    Meghan was smiling like a model when she thought no cameras were around. The child looked very uncomfortable in the harness, odd setup.

  79. Entropy

    Bruce Pascoe says Aboriginality queries an attempt to discredit Dark Emu’

    From the puff piece in the SMH (love the canoe picture btw) his defence seems to be along the lines of “actual genealogy doesn’t matter, ‘cause I’m accepted”, as well as an attempt to deflect this further evidence of his duplicity of Dark Emu.
    And there is extensive commentary in the comments at the bottom from people who want to believe. apparently Dutton is the bad guy here for referring to AFP because Bridget McKenzie.

  80. calli

    Oh dear. What have the Markledashians done now?

  81. Eyrie

    No problems with Dark Emu but it needs to be displayed in the Science Fiction – Alternate History section of bookstores.

  82. Mother Lode

    Just watched the Trump Davos speech. Rather flat I thought. Rather rushed. It certainly wasn’t a “Trump Rally” speech (although the “talking points” were pretty much same).

    He doesn’t want that bovine herd at Davos to vote for him. He wants them to embarrass themselves in front of the world.

    They can only complain about his message now, not misdirect people toward his indubitably successful showmanship.

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    Smooooking hot blonde piece of kit behind 45 at the presser. Glorious.

  84. Nick

    SCMP:

    The urban middle class have been among the biggest winners of China’s economic boom over the past five decades, but their confidence has been shaken
    China’s economic growth has slowed and their incomes and assets are taking a hit, with non-essential spending on cars, home appliances and private education cut

  85. The Barking Toad

    The Harry & Sparkle show just goes on & on.

    Betty is laughing.

  86. Feelthebern:

    In regards to the pending pandemic, I wonder what the tipping point would be for Sydney property prices to roll over.

    I’m not particularly concerned atm, however the ease of transmission to treating hospital staff is quite a worry for those in the game.
    Perhaps it’s time for Australia to wave a bit of paper in the air and mumble “It’s under control – we have a plan.”
    Then just carry on doing Jack Shit when a blockade of airports and ports might just do a bit of good.
    Then each capital city can wave their bits of paper, say “It’s under control – we have a plan.”
    Then our local authorities can wave a bit of paper, saying “It’s under control – we have a plan.”
    Meanwhile it fails to enter their tiny pea brains than plans on paper and protocols don’t stop germs.
    This would make a great test of those P&P, but the bureaucrats will just sit on their arses hoping it doesn’t go to shit on their shift.

  87. Knuckle Dragger

    Curiously, mUnter hasn’t been in spruiking about impeachment now the Senate trial’s started.

    He’s probably at Bunnings buying pot plants to pray in front of in case the power goes out.

  88. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh hang on, here he is.

    ‘Trump lol’

  89. the ease of transmission to treating hospital staff is quite a worry

    I have an offspring medico. Having said that, there are plenty of hospital medical staff (specialists) that do not deserve to survive an epidemic.
    I say this after spending a few days in a Melbournistan private hospital.
    There are some very incompetent people on the staff.

  90. struth

    If you can change the common law regarding the external affairs power and the follow on jurisprudence from that, you may be onto something.

    Basically, Sir Owen Dixon couldn’t do it himself.

    It requires a constitutional referenda which would need to be carefully drafted. The left would oppose it simply to be contrarian and opportunistically gain support.

    I don’t like out chances. The alternative is to take the Thomas More approach, hide in the law like it is a thicket. Use the myriad of laws against big government and Marxist “progressives”.

  91. I don’t know if Arky is a garbage tier troll or seriously holds classical liberalism responsible for chain of responsibility, DUI and so on.

    Without the above nonsense, there’d be very little worksite drug testing.

    struth, C.L. and so on have argued consistently about the wrongness of the COR nonsense and DUI being a sledgehammer in Australia.

    He’s blamed everyone but prohibitionists for a problem they created.

  92. Curiously, mUnter hasn’t been in spruiking about impeachment now the Senate trial’s started.

    Impeachment is a low key campaign by Sanders to get on the ticket with Warren.

    Biden is finished now the trial is turning the engine over.

    Biden and Warren are the anointed ones since Tulsi destroyed Kamala (it was Biden and Kamala).

    I thought Maggie Hassan might have ran, but maybe she’s waiting and not dumb enough to run against Trump.

    I also thought Harris would have gone better with her left of Sanders college debt jubilee.

    Also remember that Warren is trying to get left of Bernie and AOC. Her economic policy ideas of the last six years have taken a very hard turn left.

  93. Nob

    Entropy
    #3298785, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:58 am
    Bruce Pascoe says Aboriginality queries an attempt to discredit Dark Emu’

    From the puff piece in the SMH

    Attempted puff piece, but to be fair gives plenty of space to Cashman’s criticism of his book and also the Tassie lot disowning him.

    Even Pascoe appears to be backpedalling it a bit.

  94. Zatara

    Florida construction worker with anti-government beliefs killed pro-Trump boss… with a trowel.

    Deputies said they were called around 10:30 a.m. after people called 911 and said Toney had killed their boss along the Turnpike, near State Road 528. When deputies arrived, they found Knight’s body lying next to an excavator with a brand-new American flag thrown on the side of him, an arrest affidavit said.

    According to the affidavit, witnesses said they were beginning to work at the jobsite when they heard Knight start yelling for help. The witnesses ran over to the excavator where the two men had been talking and witnessed the stabbing, the affidavit said.

  95. feelthebern

    Just wait until Dark Emu is required reading for high school students.
    That’ll put a chunk of change into Pascoe’s bank account.
    Another rort.

  96. Entropy

    Without the above nonsense, there’d be very little worksite drug testing.

    I know someone who set up a drug testing business asa sideline in a location where drug use is undoubtedly higher than the national average. They did so after a lot of local business owners agreed it would be a good idea because of potential liabilities etc.
    Rubber hits the road though these same business owners realised how much grief it would cause for themworkforce and HR wise, and prefer to let sleeping dogs lie. Or at least the ones high on mull.

  97. feelthebern

    I won’t be able to watch Overland this morning.
    It starts at 9:30 & Gobbo’s lawyer is nicely roasting him.

  98. Geriatric Mayfly

    I won’t be able to watch Overland this morning.

    What you will miss. ‘I can’t recall that,'(Rinse and Repeat) ‘It was a long time ago, so it could have happened,’ ‘If that’s what’ in the transcript -I would agree,’ ‘Honestly, I am having trouble with my memory on that,'(Rinse and Repeat) ‘So many meetings, I cannot pin point them all,’ ‘That was not my responsibility at the time,’ ‘It was Williams not Gobbo, who mattered,’ Continues…

  99. min

    Bushfires to be the subject of the first Q&A this year and the betting is out on how many times Climate Change will be mentioned . I bet “ unprecedented” will be the one to watch . Let’s hope they have some on ground experts on the panel and not just no nothings except what they have read in the office.

  100. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    He’s probably at Bunnings buying pot plants to pray in front of in case the power goes out

    As well as hoovering every sanger sambo* in sight.

    *With onions applied in an elf n’ safety compliant manner.

  101. areff

    Mayfly: You look around Victoria today, everything that’s wrong with it, and suddenly the long decline has a milestone: the fact that a noxious weed like Overland was ever the state’s chief policeman. Accept that the government of the day would ever consider, let alone actually appoint, this backstabbing corridor intriguer, stats fiddler and politicised puppet and you have a symptom of the disease that has laid this state low.

    Incompetence elevated to an art form. Abandonment of the most basic notions of probity. Venality as a virtue.

    They should just change “Victoria” to “Overlandia” so that Lurch and his patrons’ roles in the decline is remembered forever.

  102. He better have a safe work method statement to get those pot plants into his car.

  103. Geriatric Mayfly

    Well, that didn’t take long….
    One horseman of the Apocalypse has mounted his scrawny charger. The services of the other three may not be required.

  104. 132andBush

    I’m okay with deleting of Australia Day and let the indigs have it now. Who cares? Anzac Day is much more meaningful and thoughtful, and quite beautiful really in its sombreness , if that makes sense. And it’s not something the aboriginal industry or the Left can take away.

    From Candy.
    Anzac Day will be the next target.

  105. Armadillo:

    “West Tamworth” proper is basically full of working class people who have lived there for generations, with the majority of them living in the house they grew up in. Most are elderly now, and would be lucky to weigh 60kg.

    “Coledale” proper on the other hand is full of………

    And there you have the problem, straight out of the Soviet 5 Year Plan Playbook.
    A Russian doc was speaking about the appalling conditions and misallocation of resources in the Soviet Union before the collapse. He wasn’t allowed to admit people for alcohol abuse over a certain time frame, so they had to bodgy up the disease criteria. So someone with liver failure, who generally had multiple problems would be brought in under the diagnosis of diabetes. Off they went to the diabetic ward and of course, they took up up a space that a diabetic couldn’t use. The diabetic then went to the eye ward due to diabetic retinopathy. Eventually you had people throughout the hospital in wards that were totally unsuitable for their treatment.
    But what did it matter? The administrators were able to successfully tick the box of No Excess Alcohol Abuse Admissions.
    Don’t like reality? Make another – it’s only on paper, but the administrators are only judged on the paper details.

  106. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I’m okay with deleting of Australia Day and let the indigs have it now. Who cares? Anzac Day is much more meaningful and thoughtful, and quite beautiful really in its sombreness , if that makes sense. And it’s not something the aboriginal industry or the Left can take away.

    Well, I’m not ok with that idea. Haven’t you been taking notice of Donald Trump? If you give in to the Left on anything they take everything.

    Australia Day is the date when this continent came out of a prehistoric culture and technology and became part of the modern world. It is the day that miscreants from the old world were able to begin a rehabilitation of themselves through hard work and the promise that this new beginning brought. I am one of millions of descendants of the convicts and I will never accept this milque toast understanding of the history of the nation.

    OUR FLAG (author, unknown)

    Our flag bears the stars that blaze at night in the southern sky of blue,
    And the little old flag in the corner, that’s part of our heritage too,
    It’s for the English, the Scots and the Irish who were sent to the ends of the earth,
    The rogues and the schemers the doers and dreamers who gave modern Australia birth,
    And you who are shouting to change it, you don’t seem to understand,
    It’s the flag of our Law and our language of the flag not flag of not the flag of a faraway land.
    There are plenty of people who’ll tell you how when Europe was plunged into night,
    That little old flag in the corner was their symbol of freedom and light.
    It doesn’t mean we owe allegiance to a forgotten imperial dream,
    We’ve the stars to show where we’re going,
    And the old flag to show where we’ve been.

    P.S. why worry about Anzac Day if you’re unconcerned about Australia Day? The ANZACs would be turning in their graves watching you give up everything they fought and died for.

  107. One of the horseman of the Apocalypse used to post here, but not for a while.

    We were warned.

  108. Geriatric Mayfly

    Anzac Day will be the next target.

    To become Myall Massacre Day.

  109. cohenite

    Top Ender
    #3298752, posted on January 22, 2020 at 5:42 am
    Bruce Pascoe!
    Scroll down for “Professor” P culturally appropriating white man canoe!

    Gammage and Stanner get referential mention in the comments because, dontcha know, the 34th nations were Farmer’s without fences. Or implements, or crops.

  110. Dr Faustus

    In Nothing to Worry About Probably news:

    At Sydney International airport, many travellers flying to the city of Tianjin in China on Tuesday, were not too concerned about the outbreak.

    Shuo told SBS News she was travelling to visit her family in the southern city of Guangzhou.

    “Actually my father works in hospital and he told me it’s not that serious.”

    Fellow flyer Daniel, who is visiting family in China to celebrate Lunar New Year, had confidence authorities would handle it.

    “[I am] a bit concerned, but I think with the proper measures – I think that can be controlled, probably.”

    Well, that should put the pandemic bedwetters back in their box.

  111. Well, that should put the pandemic bedwetters back in their box.

    No way.
    Netflix under the tag “Coming soon” has “The Pandemic

  112. Arky:

    Stop going to big box stores that detain you at the door after you have already paid for your slave labour made chinese SHIT.

    So what’s the law?
    Do they rely on the conditions of entry rule?

  113. Geriatric Mayfly

    Has Wuhan Province been given a scrub with Dettol as yet?

  114. pete m

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3298686, posted on January 21, 2020 at 11:41 pm
    Aboriginals talk of invasions, yet embrace the immigration invasion that happens every single day.

    Aboriginals talk of invasion, yet, had Australia been invaded, not settled, “Native Title” and “Land Rights ” could never have been established, and the Aborigines treated as a conquered race, with the full blessing of the United Nations, and international law. Anyone want to go down that path?

    Common fallacy. A new sovereign has to abide by local land laws of ownership – the change of rulers is a governing issue, not a land law issue. In fact, under an invasion scenario, Aboriginal people would have greater rights than that which our generous common law “make up” Crown radical title BS allowed.

    Want to try that out?

  115. Perfidious Albino

    First, they came for my Australia Day…

  116. calli

    Or local KMart has now got a central payment section, rather than the old registers at the door. So now they have a “receipt checker” at the door.

    I walk past her and smile sweetly. No need for scary neck-tatts.

    Their poor design has encouraged thievery. Not my problem.

  117. stackja

    The Battle of Rorke’s Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke’s Drift, was an engagement in the Anglo-Zulu War. Wikipedia
    Location: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Dates: 22 Jan 1879 – 23 Jan 1879
    Result: British victory

  118. Mother Lode

    I’m okay with deleting of Australia Day and let the indigs have it now.

    The progressives want to dissolve mainstream Australia, its culture, its values etc. Revolution, although satisfyingly swift and affording a pretense to wreak sweet vengeance on everybody you hate, is logistically too difficult and physically too demanding. And fraught with risk.

    So they have taken to a slower method.

    They will get us to give away, or trade away, things that matter in exchange for things that mean nothing to them. There causes are a fiat currency that only has the value when they say it does. Most of the ‘elites’ could not give a rat’s arse for indigines. They have had the power for decades and seem to studiously be keeping the problems going despite the agony it inflicts on real people.

    If we were to give up Australia day for the sake of some sunrise ceremony (why does it especially have to be on January 26 except to take something from Australia Day) it will cost us a tradition (and a certain sensibility as to national identity) and will cost them nothing.

    They truly are revolting people, morally stunted, intellectually ingrown, aesthetically shallow, and physically hideous.

    I mentioned before the Australia Day posters I have seen around lately, the subjects of which have been people preening themselves about how special they are. We should feel honoured that we have the same passport issuing authority as they do.

    Except for a late entry of an ordinary Australian, a bush fireman, fatigued, blackened, but victorious.

    What do the elites say about men like him? That he will probably go home and beat his wife.

    Loathsome.

  119. stackja

    21-22 January 1941
    Australian 6th Division and British troops attack and capture Tobruk from the Italians

  120. mh

    George Soros speaking in Davos last year

    “Clearly I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world,” Soros continued. “But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020 or even sooner.”

  121. 1735099

    I have no problem with Australia Day, except that it’s celebrated on the wrong date.
    The current date commemorates the establishment of a jail.
    That’s hardly a cause for celebration.
    The country began as a federated commonwealth on January 1st.
    That’s a more fitting date for an observance.

  122. Zatara

    Winston

    Your #3298832 post reminded me of a movie called ‘Article 99‘.

    Well worth a watch.

  123. 8th Dan

    completely false to say there has been a lack of prescribed burning

    “Prescribed burning rates have increased markedly,” Dr Zylstra, an adjunct associate professor at Curtin University, told ABC Radio.

    “In NSW, the last decade has seen more than twice the amount of prescribed burning compared to the decade before and in all mapped records of prescribed burning across NSW national parks it’s the highest decade.”

  124. Yuk. It’s still here.
    Check your shoe treads.

  125. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What do the elites say about men like him? That he will probably go home and beat his wife.

    Does that mean lady firies go home and beat their husbands?

  126. Geriatric Mayfly

    Simon returns, feet to the flame.

  127. Delta A

    Kudos to Old School Conservative, Knuckle Dragger et al for their impassioned defense of Australia Day.

    I will never give up this happy day of celebration, flags and family barbecues.

    As for Anzac Day, surely everyone remembers the annual scolding and shaming by the left? They want that gone, too, along with everything that decent people hold dear.

  128. MarcH

    New post at ABC NEWS WATCH
    It’s our ABC Season 2!
    In what’s been described as “Great news for reality TV fans”, the ABC today announced there would be a new season of the award-winning reality program It’s our ABC. Chair Ita Buttrose said the ground breaking show provided an open window into the daily workings of the national broadcaster and gave the public a genuine insight into how the ABC lives up to its charter. Buttrose stated: “it’s difficult to see how anyone could label the ABC biased in any way after watching it”. Managing Director David Anderson said the long awaited new season, airing on ABC TV later in 2020, would be one of three Australian television series selected for the 70th Bejingale, one of the world’s largest and most-distinguished public film festivals. The other two being “Tony! Tony! Tony!” the ABC’s much loved docudrama about its humble news presenter Tony Jones, and “Just burn it all to the ground” an entertaining, light hearted playful comedy from ABC’s Indigenous Unit. Anderson said “The ABC is proud to fly our flag, all three of them, for outstanding Australian content at this year’s Bejing International Film Festival. It’s our ABC exemplifies the ABC’s commitment to distinctive Australian stories that resonate around the world.”
    Season 2 will feature the following entertaining episodes:

    Follow the link for a rundown!

    https://abcnewswatch.blogspot.com/2020/01/its-our-abc-series-2.html

  129. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Battle of Rorke’s Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke’s Drift, was an engagement in the Anglo-Zulu War. Wikipedia
    Location: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Dates: 22 Jan 1879 – 23 Jan 1879
    Result: British victory

    Thanks for that one, Stacks.

  130. Geriatric Mayfly

    It’s our ABC exemplifies the ABC’s commitment to distinctive Australian stories that resonate around the world.”

    Give me strength!

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Isandlwana, fought the same day didn’t turn out quite so well, for the British.

  132. cohenite

    “In NSW, the last decade has seen more than twice the amount of prescribed burning compared to the decade before and in all mapped records of prescribed burning across NSW national parks it’s the highest decade.”

    That’s a lie. Maybe he doesn’t have a dick either. No dick = liar.

  133. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3298861, posted on January 22, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Zulu – Final Attack

  134. Dr Faustus

    In Economic Rationalist news:

    The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population

    Oxfam India CEO Amitabh Behar, who is in Davos to represent the Oxfam confederation this year said: “The gap between rich and poor can’t be resolved without deliberate inequality-busting policies, and too few governments are committed to these.”

    Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist,” Behar said.

    “Women and girls are among those who benefit least from today’s economic system. They spend billions of hours cooking, cleaning and caring for children and the elderly. Unpaid care work is the ‘hidden engine’ that keeps the wheels of our economies, businesses and societies moving.

    I think the plan involves:

    – shooting 2,153 billionaires and confiscating their wealth;
    – handing out $117.35 (less postage and handling) as a once-off payment to 4.5 billion people;
    – finding someone to pay for billions of hours of cooking, cleaning, and caring.

    Not much scope for unintended consequences there.
    Mystery that there are too few governments committed to these inequality-busting policies.

    [Oxfam confederation? Is this a Star Wars thing?]

  135. Did they really sing “Men of Harlech?”

  136. Huck

    1735099
    #3298851, posted on January 22, 2020 at 9:49 am

    8th Dan
    #3298854, posted on January 22, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Uncanny.

  137. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I will never give up this happy day of celebration, flags and family barbecues.

    Nor will I. Many, many happy memories of times spent with family and some special times at BBQ lunches with friends, tables set outside with Australia Day paper plates and serviettes and flags abounding. Captain Cook and Governor Philip always get special mention too, and a toast. Sometimes we’ve gone local to Nielsen Park which is not too far from us and enjoyed the incredible multicultural mix all intent on having a good day celebrating harbourside their part in this great nation. There, it is easy to imagine the First Fleet sailing in and the watching inquisitive aboriginal people who were doomed at first by disease but found much they also wanted to join in their leap from the Stone Age. Now, we are all in this together, except when the left get in our way and try to halt Advance Australia.

  138. Arky

    struth, C.L. and so on have argued consistently about the wrongness of the COR nonsense and DUI being a sledgehammer in Australia.

    ..
    I said libertarians.
    Not catallaxy.
    You demented pig.

  139. struth

    I have no problem with Australia Day, except that it’s celebrated on the wrong date.
    The current date commemorates the establishment of a jail.
    That’s hardly a cause for celebration.
    The country began as a federated commonwealth on January 1st.
    That’s a more fitting date for an observance.

    Good Moaning.
    What an Ahistorical dunderhead.

    Forget the forging of a nation by the people before federation, that enabled federation, and celebrate bureaucratical birth of the nation.
    How very government centric of a lefty………………………..what a surprise.

    Of course Banjo Paterson was writing about convicts and not Clancy of the Overflow.
    The diggers at Eureka , mixed nations all and even the rising sun emblem used by Aussie troops before federation etc etc etc etc etc, mean nothing to him.
    This nation was built and this land loved by the likes of Dorothea McKeller before the nation was declared.

    Typical.

  140. Top Ender

    Outrage over plans to build an £85million Disney-style ‘D-Day Land’ theme park complete with battle re-enactments near Second World War landing beaches in France

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7911323/Outrage-plans-build-85million-Disney-style-D-Day-Land-theme-park.html

    Rumours of a French surrender-monkey mountain climbing challenge are not true…

  141. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Prescribed burning rates have increased markedly,” Dr Zylstra, an adjunct associate professor at Curtin University, told ABC Radio.

    In the same way the chocolate ration was increased markedly?
    Graph is damning.

  142. struth

    “Prescribed burning rates have increased markedly,” Dr Zylstra, an adjunct associate professor at Curtin University, told ABC Radio.

    And then 1/88th Daniel comes in and beclowns herself immediately.

  143. John64

    I won’t be able to watch Overland this morning. It starts at 9:30 & Gobbo’s lawyer is nicely roasting him.

    As the old adage says; you have to be intelligent to be a good liar. Clearly Underhand is as thick as two short planks.

  144. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Did they really sing “Men of Harlech?”

    Good question – can I phone a friend?

  145. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “In NSW, the last decade has seen more than twice the amount of prescribed burning compared to the decade before and in all mapped records of prescribed burning across NSW national parks it’s the highest decade.”

    Evidence, please. Show us those ‘mapped records’ so that we may disaggregate them and find out why what he thinks he is talking about is simply a statistical fabrication. We are very good at picking the eyes out of warmist fantasies used as ‘evidence’.

  146. “Prescribed burning rates have increased markedly,” Dr Zylstra, an adjunct associate professor at Curtin University

    We now know why the words adjunct and associate prefix the professor title.

  147. Cassie of Sydney

    “I will never give up this happy day of celebration, flags and family barbecues.”

    Nor will I.

    As for Anzac Day, surely everyone remembers the annual scolding and shaming by the left? They want that gone, too, along with everything that decent people hold dear.

    Yes…very well.

    And as for the Toowoomba Turd’s comment above…

    “The current date commemorates the establishment of a jail.”

    As we know…the Turd likes and approves of some jails….particularly gulags and death camps for people who don’t and won’t submit to his putrid progressive lies.

  148. Good question – can I phone a friend?

    Yes.
    I know an Oyrishman who claimed his great grandfather was there. He said they did.
    But the Oyrish are such good storytellers.

  149. Shy Ted

    I don’t know why I did it but I followed a few links at Michael Smith to see who was getting the yartz grants. Surprise, surprise –
    Alison Evans, an emerging non-binary author. Set in contemporary Melbourne, it features several queer and gender-non-conforming teenagers in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. ($35,398)
    Anupama Pilbrow is co-editor at The Suburban Review and the author of Body Poems. ($26,500)
    Eloise Grills. I am an award-winning essayist, comics artist and poet. My first full-length illustrated essay collection, Big Beautiful Female Theory, a graphic memoir exploring bodies, feminism, mental illness, mothers, and daughters. ($29,917)
    Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman. ($38,800)
    And so on.
    I just sent an email to the Yartz minister. It included the line “Why would anyone vote for your government when taxpayers are insulted like this?”

  150. Roger

    “In NSW, the last decade has seen more than twice the amount of prescribed burning compared to the decade before and in all mapped records of prescribed burning across NSW national parks it’s the highest decade.”

    Controlled burns undertaken by NSW RFS in 2018/19: c. 200 000 ha.

    Ground burned in 2019/20 fires thus far: c. 5, 000, 000 ha.

  151. Arky

    Let me be clear about this:
    When I say “libertarian” and express my utter contempt for them and their useless ideology and it’s selective application to the ills of the day, I picture in my mind Dot.
    Or as I imagine him to be. Lanky, ginger and balding.
    A physical manifestation of all the garbage he believes: spaceflight via microwave ovens. 3D printers replacing industrial production of bearing surfaces and precision machining, open boarders to destroy the welfare state, free trade with criminal regimes, the goodness of drug dealers- as if had you legalised their trade they would cease being criminals, as if their vile trade doesn’t have consequences for those who don’t imbibe.
    A loveable idiot.
    Bright but blinkered.
    Sad.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    The country began as a federated commonwealth on January 1st.
    That’s a more fitting date for an observance.

    Have you discussed the dropping of one public holiday with Trads Hall (sic)?

  153. And I somehow rather fancy that I’d like to change with Clancy

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Laughable. That graph is useless without detail on ‘prescribed’ areas (nominated only?), and on what exactly was done or not done in them and why, including where they are (now covered in housing estates, for eg). A typical ‘total aggregation’ picture of an undefined indice that is meaningless. It certainly does not gel with area burning figures that are available for key areas today of acute bushfire danger.

  155. Dr Faustus

    “In NSW, the last decade has seen more than twice the amount of prescribed burning compared to the decade before and in all mapped records of prescribed burning across NSW national parks it’s the highest decade.”

    The 2010 NSW Parliamentary Report on the Victorian bushfires found that NSW hazard reduction burning fell “far short” of the level recommended by the 2009 Royal Commission.

    Not clear that Far Short x 2 = Adequate.

  156. Shy Ted

    I have tracked down the original version of My Country by Dorothea Mackellar before the publisher had it edited –
    I love a sunburnt country,
    A land of sweeping plains,
    Of ragged mountain ranges,
    Of droughts and flooding rains.
    But not Toowoomba. Toowoomba’s shit.

  157. Speedbox

    For those who can’t access, here is an abridged version.

    The photos you post on social media, the videos that you upload to sites like YouTube and Vimeo — it isn’t just your friends who are looking at them.

    A largely unknown company called Clearview AI has been scraping every inch of the internet for photos. The tiny start-up has been accumulating a huge collection of faces — more than three billion images, all taken from sites like Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and any number of random sites that happen to host pictures of people. Now, it is selling its massive and comprehensive database to law enforcement agencies including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security along with its artificial intelligence package for facial recognition.

    The result is an incredibly powerful facial recognition tool — one that greatly outstrips any of its competitors in the space.

    Clearview has reportedly structured its technology to be used with live cameras meaning that the system can scan people in real time and identifying them on the fly. There is also code within the company’s application that would allow it to be paired with augmented reality glasses — think something like Google Glass or Microsoft’s HoloLens. This would enable a member of law enforcement to walk down the street and identify just about every person that they saw — providing information like their name, address and other biographical details, all right through their lenses.

  158. Welcome to the brave new world……

    Voice recognition is now at finger print level identification.
    If you don’t want to be identified, don’t speak.

  159. bespoke

    I will never give up this happy day of celebration, flags and family barbecues.

    Hear hear! Delta #metoo

    I actually like the ad on TV for it that shows it OK to have different opinions about it. Unlike numberwangs feigned ‘reasonable’ response above that was just another transparent attempt to gain a concession.

  160. Top Ender

    Some good pix and diagrams here on Rorke’s Drift.

  161. Arky

    If, rather than stewing about it for three days Dotty, you had apologised when I asked you to, said something like:
    “Arky is right, I should apologise for years of posting demented dribble in support of trade with a criminal regime that never had any intention of liberalizing. I apologise for being one of these libertarian numpties who repeatedly told you tariffs would bring disaster, I apologise for deliberately burying 150 years of Republican party history to make people think tariffs are a Democrat thing. For telling less than half the story”.
    Then all would be fine now.

  162. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘commemorates the establishment of a jail’

    The Butcher’s Apron.

    Was there no end to its evil?

    Really, someone should do a (free) PhD on it.

  163. Roger

    “The current date commemorates the establishment of a jail.”

    Nonsense. A penal colony is not a jail.

    The convicts had tents & later two or three roomed furnished huts replete with crockery and silverware (!). They could work, hunt and fish and grow their own vegetables. A far cry from their condition aboard the prison hulks in the Thames.

  164. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A case of the new coronavirus from China has been confirmed in a patient in Washington state, just north of Seattle, federal health officials said Tuesday
    —-
    stock up on surgical facemasks. seems a long incubation and human to human transmission

  165. Shy Ted regarding the authors getting the grants.

    Lots of “diversity” in the group. White male artists are going to have to start self identifying as females, preferably of colour, if they are going to get any Arts grants.

    No doubt the Human Rights Commission will look into the obvious discrimination against white males. Or the Diversity Council (80% + female) ?!

  166. Geriatric Mayfly

    The current date commemorates the establishment of a jail.”

    And from there everything went backwards.

  167. struth

    I love a sunburnt country
    A land of weeping gays
    Of rugged tattooed women
    and society decayed

    I love her , er… them/ ze …ah fuck it
    I love her rules and regs
    A land of PPE
    Of fluro space cadets

    I love a Son hating country
    Where white skin is a sin
    where the army paints it’s fingernails
    and history is in the bin

    I love our white skinned blacks
    Who find the world a racist place
    and write books about aboriginals
    conquering outer space.

    Our children are the wokest
    and in public do they cry
    for their Climarxist teachers said
    without socialism you’ll all die

    I love a sunburnt country
    Nearly as much as the Chinese
    as with help from the UN and traitors
    they can do just as they please.

  168. struth

    I’ve suffered from the Corona virus before.
    Terrible.
    Just one too many.

  169. Mater

    “In NSW, the last decade has seen more than twice the amount of prescribed burning compared to the decade before and in all mapped records of prescribed burning across NSW national parks it’s the highest decade.”

    Let’s have a look at Victoria (from DELWP’s own 2018 Annual Report):

    Area treated through planned burning and other treatments to maintain the risk at or below 70%:

    2014-15: – 234,614 hectares
    2015-16: – 197,940 hectares
    2016-17: – 125,052 hectares
    2017-18: – 74,728 hectares

    But don’t worry people. There is a metric that DELWP completely blitzed. From the very same report:

    A record number of female forest firefighters joined Forest Fire Management Victoria for the 2017-18 fire season to help tackle fires and keep Victorians safe. This fire season 112 women were on the front line – a 29 per cent increase on last summer. These results represent progress in delivering Forest Fire Management Victoria’s Women in Fire and Emergency Leadership Roles Action Plan.

    Such a focus on such politically correct bullshit will be cold comfort to those who have just lost their homes, I can only imagine!

  170. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Good job I haven’t needed to apply for a Yarts Grant on ‘Reinterpreting the Historical Construction of King Arthur’. They would have fallen over in horror that any female writing independently could have considered such a topic. Wasn’t Arthur a dead white male? (No.) Has she no awareness of the importance of introspecting her own self? (Pace, some Cats.) Where was her mother, her body, her comic artistry and her gendered apocalypse?

    This whole allocation system needs a completely new broom to sweep away the current fetishes. There are doubtless many people, male and female, who are aspiring writers in Australia dealing with sensible topics perhaps off the mainstream who could well do with some encouragement and a helping financial hand. These huge ‘livable’ grants make a mockery of those who claim ‘funding shortages’. People who write can do it part-time, working or on the dole or the pension if they must.

    Hairy does a great job in granting financial indulgence to my Yarts ambitions. He has faith in the Auld King’s story being told and it also keeps me happy and quiet, a boon to him. 🙂 Not everyone can be so lucky though. These grants could do so much good elsewhere rather than encouraging sheer nonsense.

    Kudos to you Shy Ted for immediately tackling down the Yarts Minister re this.

  171. candy

    From Candy.
    Anzac Day will be the next target.

    Anzac Day will never be a target. I think it is in our “national psyche”, apologies for speaking like a Leftie.
    Not just because of Gallipoli but all other wars and involvements, whether won or lost. Those kinds of sentiments remain deep.

    As far as Australia Day, it is tedious being told we don’t belong. I think the thing is ruined really now and there will be no reconciliation so just cancel the whole thing. Do we need this national day to be told a lot of us are white and born here but we don’t belong here and have to ask for permission to be welcomed.

  172. Arky

    There are doubtless many people, male and female, who are aspiring writers in Australia dealing with sensible topics perhaps off the mainstream who could well do with some encouragement and a helping financial hand.

    ..
    Writing doesn’t cost anything.
    Why would they “need helping financial hand”?

  173. bespoke

    The point of the nagging, Candy is to get people to give up.

  174. areff

    “The current date commemorates the establishment of a jail.”

    The best thing that ever happened to Joseph Barrett (and his descendants) was being sentenced in 1822 to seven years in that jail. He died a wealthy landowner, father of seven Australian sons, and a respected member of the community.

    Yep, some jail.

  175. Arky

    Arts grants immediately breed a clique of parasites who destroy creativity and leech everything good and vital out of the form.

  176. struth

    Anzac Day will never be a target

    It’s already a target, so much so our woke military leaders were looking for any excuse not to let troops attend dawn service because it was “unsafe’ to march in the dark, or any excuse to cower to their political side.
    The endless churn of academics talking as numbers does about the Anzac myth.
    you can almost time the start every year.
    Welcome to country and the endless attacks from MSM, ABC and the like, how can you say this?

  177. stackja

    struth
    #3298917, posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:06 am
    Anzac Day will never be a target

    One Day Of the Year is an Australian play by Alan Seymour originally written in 1958 about Anzac Day.

    Origins
    The play was inspired by an article in the University of Sydney newspaper Honi Soit criticising Anzac Day and Seymour’s own observations of how ex-servicemen behaved on that day. The character of Alf was based on Seymour’s brother in law.[1]

  178. struth

    The only decent art and music to come out of the history of humanity was never subsidised without scrutiny.
    It may have been paid for, but that’s very different.

    Apparently writers can’t write when they get home from work?

  179. feelthebern

    He died a wealthy landowner, father of seven Australian sons,

    Toxic masculinity personified.
    How many indigenous did he enslave?

  180. struth

    Writing doesn’t cost anything.
    Why would they “need helping financial hand”?

    The liberal party are scared of Chinese donations drying up if the left wing message just isn’t getting out there, with only a billion odd dollars going to the ABC?

  181. feelthebern

    How does one apply for the same grant as Aussie Yazz trousered?

  182. 132andBush

    Anzac Day will never be a target. I think it is in our “national psyche”, apologies for speaking like a Leftie.
    Not just because of Gallipoli but all other wars and involvements, whether won or lost. Those kinds of sentiments remain deep.

    As far as Australia Day, it is tedious being told we don’t belong. I think the thing is ruined really now and there will be no reconciliation so just cancel the whole thing. Do we need this national day to be told a lot of us are white and born here but we don’t belong here and have to ask for permission to be welcomed.

    This is how you troll, Bob, Monty et al.

    Subtly to the point of portraying yourself as naive.

  183. feelthebern

    He died a wealthy landowner, father of seven Australian sons,

    How do we know which gender they identified as?

  184. stackja

    areff
    #3298915, posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Reibey, Mary (1777–1855)

    Mary Reibey (1777-1855), née Haydock, businesswoman and trader, was born on 12 May 1777 in Bury, Lancashire, England. She was convicted of horse stealing at Stafford on 21 July 1790 and sentenced to be transported for seven years. When arrested she was dressed as a boy and went under the name of James Burrow, but at her trial her identity was disclosed. The whole episode which resulted in her conviction as a felon at the age of 13 and transportation to New South Wales was probably no more than a high-spirited escapade attributable to lack of parental control, for her parents were dead and she lived with her grandmother. She arrived in Sydney in the Royal Admiral in October 1792 and was assigned as a nursemaid in the household of Major Francis Grose. On 7 September 1794 she married in Sydney Thomas Reibey, a young Irishman in the service of the East India Co., whom she had met in the transport and who had returned to Sydney in the Britannia that year.

    In the eyes of her contemporaries Mary Reibey gradually rose to respectability and affluence in the new emancipist society. She was a favourite of Governor Lachlan Macquarie. She opened a new warehouse in George Street in 1812 and continued to manage her husband’s ships and extended her operations by buying the John Palmer and in 1817 the brig Governor Macquarie. In 1816 she advertised for sale all her property, which included seven farms on the Hawkesbury, with the intention of returning to England. She was then said to be worth about £20,000, and by 1820 held 1000 acres (405 ha) of land, half of them by grant. In March 1820 in the Admiral Cockburn she took her daughters Celia and Eliza to England, and in Lancashire amid the scenes of her childhood she was received with interest and admiration. After her return to Sydney next year with her daughters, her affairs continued to flourish. She made extensive investments in city property. By 1828 she had erected ‘many elegant and substantial buildings in Macquarie Place, near the King’s Wharf, and in the centre of George Street’, and was turning her attention to Castlereagh Street. She gradually retired from active business and lived on her investments.

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Queen Betty 2.0 has snookered the Susses beautifully.
    Yesterday there was a report that “the removal of titles had been discussed at the highest level”.
    Translated this means the Queen is holding the Sussex titles as collateral to ensure Harry and Meggsie toe the line, and has considerably nobbled the value of “SussexRoyal”.
    Every time their agent attempts to push them forward to a client, the client is going to say, “Yes, but what if we spend bucketloads to use their brand and put it in an expensive marketing campaign, and the Queen suddenly pulls their titles and restricts their use of the brand-name SussexRoyal?”
    They will basically be restricted to using the brand for charity work, and perhaps a small amount of non-controversial brand association.
    We are not going to see a range of SussexRoyal Victoria’s Secret crotchless knickers or SussexRoyal Pepsi anytime soon.
    And so we are reduced to threatening to sue photographers for taking photos in a public park.

  186. Ronaldo

    Breaking news:
    In order to maintain its strong intellectual and academic reputation after the unfortunate publicity generated by Peter Ridd, James Cook University has decided to confer an honorary Doctor of Science on Greta Thunberg. As Dr Thunberg does not take airplanes, the University will be bringing her to Australia by hovercraft.

  187. struth

    Subtly to the point of portraying yourself as naive.

    Having seen Candy’s comments over many years, it may be just the truth, however, she does see the world through rose coloured glasses and who wants to be the arsehole to crush that?
    It’s only when she goes a bit too surrender monkey do we need to pull it up.

  188. stackja

    Jo Nova

    January 7, 1871: Queanbeyan Hail of “large jagged shapes”, “bigger than pigeon’s eggs” shattered “hundreds of glass windows”, “cut ripe paddocks of wheat to pieces”, was “ruinous on fruit” crops, vine and trees. Many buildings were damaged. Hail lay in “deep drifts on the ground”.

    CSIRO forgot history and lost glasshouses.

  189. areff

    Stackja, a common story. God forbid that the most unlikely origins of a fine nation be celebrated when there is misery and grief to be highlighted.

  190. Shy Ted

    Attention seeker of the day. Warning, don’t link to the links within the link.

  191. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    My understanding is that he isn’t restricted from wearing the uniform he earned any more than any other retired officer.
    What he can’t do is wear uniforms of ranks and services he was merely appointed to based on his being a Royal – Lieutenant Commander of the Royal Navy, Major of the British Army and Squadron Leader of the Royal Air Force.
    Nor the uniform of the Royal Marines, to which he was appointed the ceremonial title of Captain General of the Royal Marines.

    And he’s given all of this up for a walk in the park?

  192. struth

    And he’s given all of this up for a walk in the park?

    Excuse me for being crude, but she must be able to suck a basket ball though a garden hose.

  193. Zyconoclast

    In 2016,Tesla acquired SolarCity Corporation, a company run by Musk’s cousins, Peter and Lyndon Rive, for $2.6 billion. The acquisition, which made no financial sense for Tesla, was a bailout for Musk and his relatives, whose companies faced near-certain bankruptcy without emergency financing.

    Since the merger,Tesla has been a financial disaster. In its nearly seventeen years of existence, the company has never turned an annual profit. Even with billions of dol- lars of subsidies from governments worldwide, it has managed to incinerate money at an astounding pace. Despite having the lowest 5-year trailing earnings per share growth of any NASDAQ company wor th more than $50 billion, it also has the highest forward price-to-earnings ratio in the class. Tesla’s astounding overvaluation is thanks in large part to a coterie of devoted followers whose television appearances and often fake social media accounts have whipped up a frenzy of hype. Many have also targeted critics and short sellers with vitriol and harassment. While the company’s advocates speak of “moats” that give Tesla a competitive advantage, the truth is that Tesla has virtually no protectable intellectual property and it has pledged to open- source its relatively few patents, besides. Management is in shambles. Meanwhile, the coming decade is certain to feature new competitors in the electric vehicle space.

  194. Mother Lode

    Did they really sing “Men of Harlech?”

    It is one of those cases where the people who weave legends from great deeds feel an impulse to ‘tweak’ a detail to make it properly coherent.

    Charlemagne is said to have been a very imposing figure, but jarringly had a high pitched voice. No one would depict him that way though.

    Similarly at Rorke’s Drift they actually sung a medley of Wham songs, but with 50% of the characters called Jones and another 80% called Williams they thought they had better go with a ‘Welsh’ thing.

  195. Mater

    Anzac Day will never be a target. I think it is in our “national psyche”, apologies for speaking like a Leftie.

    Candy, they have been targeting it for years. Not just from the outside either.
    If they can’t remove it, they will corrupt it and use it for their own purposes (ie. wear it around as a skin suit).
    Let me repost a comment from five years ago. 100% the truth.

    Mater
    #1664889, posted on April 25, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Just came from a Dawn Service where the MC posed the question as to whether or not the original ANZACs would be proud of the way we are treating refugees and whether it aligned to what they were fighting for.

    I was just getting over my shock when he bought on a Turkish Imam to bless the service in the name of Allah.

    Just listen to the majority of speeches given on ANZAC Day and compare them to when we were kids. Generally full of politically charged fluff about the ‘evil of war’, ‘female contributions’, ‘naive, misguided young men’, ‘PTSD’, etc, etc, etc.

  196. Zyconoclast

    Primary school chem/physics teach what fires need.
    Fuel, oxygen and ignition source.

    It is very common now to replace ignition source with heat.
    We all know why.

  197. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chillout time

  198. Arky

    Writing doesn’t cost anything.
    Why would they “need helping financial hand”?

    ..
    You might think on a “libertarian” blog, a libertarian would immediately make this point.
    Dot, having such a hard on for liberty when it comes to his right to a butt full of heroin or a house full of chinese slave labour SHIT or for his friends to arrive direct from the middle east and dive onto the dole in order to continue the vital work of reducing the welfare state to dire and impossible, would immediately eat up the chance to comment.
    But noooooooooooooooooooo.
    It takes a mean old reactinary like me to do so.
    On that and so much more that would be “libertarian” if not for the fact that they weren’t contributing to the societal collapse these douches are really after, and therefore not worthy of his time and effort.

  199. lotocoti

    Attention seeker of the day.

    Somebody hasn’t seen American Mary.
    Spoiler alert: The Barbie thing doesn’t end well.

  200. Zyconoclast

    This is very significant moment. This and Kanye are very big markers.

    Sarc tag missing?

  201. 132andBush

    Having seen Candy’s comments over many years, it may be just the truth, however, she does see the world through rose coloured glasses and who wants to be the arsehole to crush that?
    It’s only when she goes a bit too surrender monkey do we need to pull it up.

    I’ve always considered “her” a lefty troll. Very, very well camouflaged.

    If not and it’s the rose coloured glasses thing then ze needs a big hit with a clue bat.

  202. johanna

    struth
    #3298928, posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Subtly to the point of portraying yourself as naive.

    Having seen Candy’s comments over many years, it may be just the truth, however, she does see the world through rose coloured glasses and who wants to be the arsehole to crush that?
    It’s only when she goes a bit too surrender monkey do we need to pull it up.

    Do not be fooled by the sock, struth.

    The original Candy is long gone. She was a lady from Queensland (Brisbane IIRC) with a very distinctive writing style and a finger on the pulse of what ordinary people are thinking. She disappeared a few years ago, then suddely we got faux candy (Septimus) who writes nothing like the original and swings between trolling and dribbling platitudes.

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    Alison Evans, an emerging non-binary author. Set in contemporary Melbourne, it features several queer and gender-non-conforming teenagers in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. ($35,398)

    Ok I see the zombies. Who are the heroes?

  204. 8th Dan

    Sometimes we’ve gone local to Nielsen Park which is not too far from us

    The Neilson does a very nice High Tea.

    There, it is easy to imagine the First Fleet sailing in

    Except … the First Fleet sailed in to Botany Bay.

  205. bespoke

    I have been looking for my missing sock for weeks. 😎

  206. Leigh Lowe

    And he’s given all of this up for a walk in the park?

    He doesn’t think he has given up anything.
    In fact, as part of the Great Awokening, he sees the uniforms as anachronistic symbols of toxic masculinity and oppressive white colonialism.
    They are shackles to be cast off.

  207. Leigh Lowe

    struth
    #3298933, posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:28 am
    And he’s given all of this up for a walk in the park?
    Excuse me for being crude, but she must be able to suck a basket ball though a garden hose.

    Aha!
    The first SussexRoyal marketing opportunity beckons.
    The Dyson SussexRoyal(tm) stick vacuum.

  208. feelthebern

    The SussexRoyal Grill will replace the George Foreman Grill.
    “Look how the fat just drains off”.

  209. Old School Conservative

    Mother Lode
    #3298848, posted on January 22, 2020 at 9:48 am

    A great defence of our traditions.
    Coincidentally, shortly after reading that I got a brochure from Advance Australia, outlining its strategy for 2020.
    * Fighting to save Australia Day.
    * Exposing extremists in the ALP
    * Fighting against global warming alarmism
    * Fight for free speech
    * Fight against GetUp
    * Defund the ABC

    Good luck to them. I’ll be showing off my “I’m proud to Celebrate Australia on January 26th” sticker.

  210. Bruce of Newcastle

    January 7, 1871: Queanbeyan Hail of “large jagged shapes”, “bigger than pigeon’s eggs” shattered “hundreds of glass windows”

    The photo of the solar panels is fun.
    The ACT’s vaunted 100% renewable energy usage has just been hit by several million hailstones.

  211. feelthebern

    Will ScoMo announce:
    1) a bushfire “levy”;
    2) a drought “levy”;
    3) a solar panel “levy” to replace the panels destroyed in the great hail storm of 2020?

  212. candy

    He doesn’t think he has given up anything.

    He thinks what his wife wants him to think. I think he will feel traumatised soon enough being separated from his family and everything he has known. Who is he if he’s not Prince Harry?

  213. Helen

    Sorry Lizzie, I have to pull you up on this

    #3298869, posted on January 22, 2020 at 10:13 am

    inquisitive aboriginal people who were doomed at first by disease but found much they also wanted to join in their leap from the Stone Age.

    Judy Campbell in her MUP book, Invisible Invaders argues there is evidence small pox was already among the natives by the time cook arrived, she traces it from the trepang fishermen ion the north, who visited annually from Indonesia for gathering sea cucumber.

    In Invisible Invaders, Judy Campbell argues that epidemics of smallpox among Australian Aboriginals preceded European settlement.

    An epidemic of smallpox among Aboriginal people around the infant colony of Sydney in 1789 puzzled the British, for there had been no cases on the ships of the First Fleet. Where, then, did the epidemic come from?

    As explorers moved further inland, they witnessed other epidemics of smallpox, notably in the late 1820s and early 1830s and again in the 1860s and 1870s. They also encountered many pockmarked survivors of early epidemics.

    In Invisible Invaders, Judy Campbell argues that epidemics of smallpox among Australian Aboriginals preceded European settlement. She believes they originated in regular visits to the northern coast of Australia by Macassan fishermen from southern Sulawesi and nearby islands. They were searching for trepang, for which there was a profitable market in China. (my bold, Chinese have been at it for a long time)

    The Macassan fishermen usually visited during the monsoon season, and the local Indigenous people traded with them. Once the monsoon was over, these Aboriginals resumed…

    I got the book years ago and could not believe what I was reading, the legend of disease was so entrenched.

    Of course Windschuttle in one of his ‘Fabrication books – I think the 3rd volume – also refers to Japanese visiting WA and infecting the whole region with VD, rendering the indigenous people infertile, they liked em young apparently, girls and boys, much like their comfort women later.

    Anyways, we do need to refute the myth or it lives on unchallenged.

  214. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Writing doesn’t cost anything.
    Why would they “need helping financial hand”?

    Arky, I think that money could be divided into grants of $5000 and given to aspiring writers, because writing actually does cost something. Paper, printer and printer refills for a start, and a good internet connection, a desk if you haven’t got one, some office supplies (pens, stapler etc), and occasionally a book or subscription to a journal or internet site, a train fare to interview someone or visit a site or library and minor other expenses. Of course you can mostly still write without these or find them free in libraries etc, or simply pay up yourself and miss going to a few movies if money is tight etc.

    Mainly, the five thou would simply be a feather in the cap, a sign of appreciation for something others thought might work out for you. Small beer, and intended to be no more than that. Maybe too a means of linking aspiring writers to each other via a recipient’s website. Who knows? Few people live in garrets these days with the handy Absinthe shop beneath and a bar to meet others when in extremis of writer’s block. (Alcohol is another writerly expense I forgot to mention above btw). The Cat is the only place where I interact with people who write things.

    Living expenses? Well, everyone has to sort that out for themselves anyway. No point in paying writers to live but I don’t see what’s wrong with giving a small token saying go for it.

  215. Mater

    January 7, 1871: Queanbeyan Hail of “large jagged shapes”, “bigger than pigeon’s eggs” shattered “hundreds of glass windows”

    Before the ABC and SBS start throwing around the word “unprecedented”, they should take two minutes to type the words “Canberra”, “Hail”, “Storm”, “Egg” and/or “Golf” into trove.nla.gov.au.

    Pages upon pages of precedence. (1940, 1951, 1953…just on the first page)

    Free public access to Trove will be gone shortly. It’s far too inconvenient for them.

  216. Helen

    I think he will feel traumatised soon enough being separated from his family and everything he has known.

    Spooners toon yesterday illustrated this so poignantly, with Harry and his eyes of shock leaving the castle with his ‘family’ (not the one he said would be the family Markel had never (chosen to) known) and the Queen at the door waving goodby with her hankie.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Of course Windschuttle in one of his ‘Fabrication books – I think the 3rd volume – also refers to Japanese visiting WA and infecting the whole region with VD, rendering the indigenous people infertile, they liked em young apparently, girls and boys, much like their comfort women later.

    Anyways, we do need to refute the myth or it lives on unchallenged.

    I’m waiting for the next in Keith Windschuttles’ “Fabrication” series…

  218. Arky

    Mainly, the five thou would simply be a feather in the cap, a sign of appreciation for something others thought might work out for you.

    ..
    Lizzie, it isn’t the taxpayer’s job to pat people on the back for their hobbies.
    …and we know from experience that there is a large pool of professional leaches who would like nothing more than a pool of not their money to dangle in front of youngsters and they diligently build a network of sycophants in order to put themselves in such a position.

  219. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Arky, the only time I have ever been paid anything for writing* was when Quadrant paid me three hundred dollars for my ten page original piece on King Arthur’s legendary origins. I jumped around excitedly and photocopied the cheque to prove it had actually happened. I had always told Quadrant to keep any payment for my reviews etc prior and post that, but I did accept payment for my real piece of ‘writing’. Hairy then returned the three hundred dollars as a donation to Quadrant as we both thought they need the casho more than we do.

    *excluding advertising copy, which I saw and still see as more of a task writing, like writing academic papers when in academia. This was different, it was all writing things for work, as many do, with reports and memo’s etc. Of the two, writing advertising was far more enjoyable, there was an element of free creativity in it sometimes. I hated academic writing – mostly it felt like being caged.

  220. Arky

    Arky, the only time I have ever been paid anything for writing* was when Quadrant paid me

    ..
    Exactly.
    The real thing feels great. As opposed to applying to a government body for a grant.

  221. Anthony

    Minute by boring minute it becomes more and more obvious that there simply is no impeachment case against Trump this time. The Dems should chuck this one out and start again – they say they have an abundance of evidence – seems they are reluctant to share it.

  222. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Point taken about a pool run by leachers, Arky, although not all small forms of recognition and assistance are taken over in this way. I do admit though that increasingly such things are; all part of the long march through the institutions and the culture. However, such widespread grants might do some good, and there are other more terrible wastes of billions of taxpayers hard earned. So if Yarts Money is part of life, I’d prefer it to be done as I suggest and not as they do it at present.

  223. bespoke

    If only I could get $5000 for my hobbies or just for dreaming of being an astronaut.

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