Tuesday Forum: January 21, 2020

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  1. Steve trickler

    Who is the bloke on the couch @OurABC? Avi, left that bit out. Is he from the BOM?

    He’s blatantly lying to the audience…… with the body language of someone who drew the short straw to appear on the show.



  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    The various recent squawkings coming from Senate RINOs like Pierre Delecto and the lady from Alaska are entertaining. But the reality is a bit different.

    Senate rejects second Democratic bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial (22 Jan)

    As the third impeachment trial in U.S. history began in earnest, senators voted 53-47 along party lines to block a motion from Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to subpoena State Department records and documents related to Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

    The Senate earlier voted by the same margin to block a subpoena for documents and evidence from the White House on the matter.

    Maybe the herd has the willies from this story:

    HUGE! GOP Rep. Jeff Van Drew Says 100,000 Supporters Request Tickets to the Trump Wildwood, NJ Rally — Most Tickets Ever Requested!

    And in previous rallies almost half have been the independents and blue-collar democrats so coveted by RINOs. I do hope a lot of Trump supporters primary these wet grey beasts.

  3. Tom

    How to deal with the climate propaganda barrage — Trump in Davos (Paywallian):

    Although he did not explicitly mention climate or Ms Thunberg, Mr Trump urged the world to “reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse,” in a remark widely understood as referring to the teen and her fellow climate-change activists.

    Branding those warning of out-of-control global warming and other environmental disasters “the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune tellers,” he went on to assert that “alarmists” had been wrong over the decades when predicting population crisis, mass starvation or the end of oil.

    World leaders should be optimistic over the global economy and climate change, he said in a speech that concentrated on his own accomplishments.

    “This is not a time for pessimism. This is a time for optimism,” Mr Trump told the crowd of elite political and business leaders.

    “Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action,” he said.

    “Alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives. We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country or eradicate our liberty.”

    And if you had any doubt Pol Tot is a junior communist robot parroting her parents’ talking points:

    Ms Thunberg accused leaders of “cheating and fiddling around with numbers” with talk of cutting emissions to ‘net zero’ — that is, emitting no more carbon than is absorbed by the planet or technical means — by 2050.

    “We don’t need to cut emissions, we need to stop emissions,” she said.

  4. Mark A

    then suddely we got faux candy (Septimus) who writes nothing like the original and swings between trolling and dribbling platitudes.

    At least he woke up and stopped defending himself via “Candy”
    He used to do that quite often.

  5. feelthebern

    Now tuned back in the the Overland roasting.
    It seems like VicPol has two reporting structures.
    One where everyone takes credit.
    The other where everyone denies responsibility.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    Comfortably Smug

    @ComfortablySmug

    If Dems are dumb enough to nominate Joe Biden, that first debate, Trump is going to have the stripper mom sitting front and center, and tell Joe congratulations and ask if he’s met the baby she’s holding

    Can you imagine???? Because God knows Trump will do it

  7. Old School Conservative

    Anzac Day will never be a target

    Umm….I’ll type quietly so as to not awake the sleeping midget, but there is one amongst us Candy who bangs on about Anzacery. He’s not alone in Australia.

  8. Arky

    You might just as well hand out wads of cash for not being scruffy.
    We could have government fashion inspectors.
    “You there. You without the tatts. Clean shirt, sensible shoes, nice tie. Show me your hanky. Well done. Here, have $500”.
    Or money for young ladies to act with decorum:
    “I noticed you spent the night out without falling down, showing your boobs, public urination or a sex act in an alleyway. Here’s $1000. Keep up the good work young lass”.

  9. feelthebern

    Overland: Until the Jason Moran shooting at the footy clinic it was just a bunch of shootings in the western suburbs that no one cared about.

  10. Mother Lode

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

    I have never heard of a succubus being described that way but the condition of the testosterone-drained ranga does seem to bear it out.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    If Dems are dumb enough to nominate Joe Biden, that first debate, Trump is going to have the stripper mom sitting front and center, and tell Joe congratulations and ask if he’s met the baby she’s holding

    Plus paid ads in the breaks showing all those vids of grandad groping women on camera.

  12. feelthebern

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

    Nah, I reckon the opposite.
    Total star fish.
    She’s just a manipulative little number.
    Totally mind fucked him.

  13. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I couldn’t have done any of my recent publications without hugs and stuff from Hairy, Arky. You have no idea how much paper and cartridge ink I use to write something. All iterations have to be revised and proofed in hard copy as I can’t seem to do it on a keyboard. And I print out heaps of stuff from the internet instead of taking notes. And I buy loads of books from Amazon. Mainly though, encouragement helps. Areff and Keith were very encouraging to me and some people here on Catallaxy too. I’m still small beer and may never rise any higher but at least it is a fun hobby.

    Some kid out in Mt. Druitt might be sitting there with a pencil and paper thinking maybe I should write something about the three explorers who crossed those blue mountains you see in the distance, so if I took a train trip up to Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth I could get the lie of the land from that, pretend I was a young boy in on that trip, and write about it, moving from the present to the past to do so.

    Five thousand bucks to that kid might get him on his way.

  14. Steve trickler

    Heart palpitations will ensue for most MSM journos when they start watching this. The following busts their narrative.



  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That kid could be female, btw. You don’t have to be a boy to write about a boy. Plenty of men have written very well about woman. There’s room to reciprocate. 🙂

  16. Arky

    One does have to be a man to write anything sensible though.

  17. struth

    Not only smallpox, but leprosy, VD, and various other lovely diseases were proved to be from the Muoooo slim Trepang fisherman.

    The last boat did not stop coming here until the twentieth centuy and the last Indonesian captain of a tepang fishing boat was interviewed.

    At times, places like black point in Arnhem Land, had a thousand men camped there.
    When Flinders circumnavigated between 1801 and 1803 he saw a thriving industry of Trepang fisherman.
    This panicked the British enough to attempt settlements [that failed] in that area well before they settled our capital cities like Melbourne and Adelaide.

    The Mooooossies therefore can rightly lay claim to introducing disease, alcohol, and some technology to black fellas hundreds of years even before Torres and the Dutch started sniffing around.

    They taught the yolgnu how to build carved canoes.
    Prior to the Indonesians, aboriginals never went to sea, at least hardly at all, as they only had bark canoes.

    The spread of disease via lubra raids and the like would have been fast and thorough.

    I have often considered there were probably more aboriginal people prior to the Trepang fisherman’s arrival , but I have no proof.

  18. Porter

    McKenzie failed to reveal link to shooting club

    Bridget McKenzie awarded $36,000 to a shooting club without declaring she was a member.

    She’s gone. Isn’t it up to McCormack to sack her? Where the bloody hell is he?

  19. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3298985, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:38 pm
    Excuse me for being crude, but she must be able to suck a basket ball though a garden hose.

    Nah, I reckon the opposite.
    Total star fish.
    She’s just a manipulative little number.
    Totally mind fucked him.”

    Yep…you only have to look at photos of him now. He has the look of someone in a cult…almost zombie like. And he is clearly not happy….not that he is aware of that. Oh and cults always take people away form their families….that is how they manipulate and control the individual.

    Quite sad.

  20. Top Ender

    Those grants are disgusting.

    There are a range of other grants available , mainly through state governments, for historians to pursue projects.

    Generally they are to defray airfares, accom, etc associated with research. Usually they top out at around $8k. Any grant must be fully accounted for to acquit them.

    I received one in the 1990s to travel to Japan to research my pet submarine – money well spent.

  21. Porter

    Sussexes in legal threat over photos

    Harry and Meghan have issued a legal warning over paparazzi behaviour in Canada.

    Typical lefties. Cooing at the cameras with a big smile. Her bodyguards not interested in getting in the way of the paps, one on the phone. But hey more publicity.

  22. Mother Lode

    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)

    Thanks for that, Helen.

    My cavil with that (and any number of my assumptions could be wrong) is that I am not sure how easily smallpox could be transmitted all the way through to Sydney when their populations were so small and interaction between populations would be sporadic and infrequent. Also, within a small group just a few people laid low by illness would be fatal for the rest of the group.

    Might be different among settled and more numerous communities such as up north, but diseases could only spread where enough people could walk.

    That said, there can be no doubt that the early settlers would have known if they had smallpox among them, or if anything they handled (passed on to the local Aborigines) carried it. So that does seem to cogently argue they did not get it from the settlers.

    My guess is acne! Did the early settlers have Mars Bars?

  23. Arky

    I received one in the 1990s to travel to Japan to research my pet submarine – money well spent.

    ..
    I don’t see how the topic or tier of government makes any difference.
    Government shouldn’t be convening panels to award cash to the arts.

  24. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern
    #3298978, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:29 pm
    Now tuned back in the the Overland roasting.
    It seems like VicPol has two reporting structures.
    One where everyone takes credit.
    The other where everyone denies responsibility.

    And, of course, lots of being busy with other stuff.
    Simon Underhand left awkward “operational matters” to others.
    He was very, very busy ordering stationery, deciding which shade of blue the new uniforms should be, managing the car fleet and attending mardi-gras parades.

  25. bespoke

    Interesting that “I” is used instead of “they”.

  26. feelthebern

    I’m not sure why the Purana taskforce needed much in the way of resources.
    Almost everything they got came from Gobbo grassing up her punters.
    & then those punters rolled over for the plod.

  27. struth

    Motherlode, due to strict rooting laws [there was no marriage] often one bloke with the right name could have numerous wives while others in the group could have none.

    Here is the truth.
    Most tribes , as is still the case today, were in a constant state of war.
    Raiding for women was the most common activity and they searched each other out for it.

    The coastal areas had the greatest number of aboriginals, and some were quite populated.
    It makes me laugh that where now the townies and east coasters live has never been handed back [where aborigines were] while most of the inland has, where there were SFA in comparison.
    The spread of disease along coastal areas, where most aboriginals lived, is quite easy to understand.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Motherlode, due to strict rooting laws [there was no marriage] often one bloke with the right name could have numerous wives while others in the group could have none

    Kimberly indigenous used to break the legs of any girl transgressing those laws – as good as a death sentence.

  29. Infidel Tiger

    Still can’t believe Conor Macgegor’s Trump tweet.

    Having “Fuck You” money is freedom.

    Now we need the 49’ers to win the Super Bowl so Nick Bosa can own the libs.

  30. feelthebern

    The VicPol conversation should have gone like this.
    Plod: One of the crooks lawyers wants to give us information on her clients.
    Overland: No & I don’t want anyone talking to that lawyer again without a witness.

    That should have been the start & finish of it.

  31. Arky

    Horsey- looking lady needs to stand closer to the mike.
    Can’t hear what she is saying but have Overland’s dopey voice booming in my face.

  32. feelthebern

    If Bosa sacks Mahomes two times or more, the 49ers will win.

  33. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    And so we are reduced to threatening to sue photographers for taking photos in a public park.

    When not begging z-grade Hollyweird has-beens for voice over work in some lame cartoon about a proud quadriplegic transgender hairy legged mozzie dwarf first nations congresscritter on an “Orange Florida Man Bad” impeachment crusade.

  34. Arky:

    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.

    Every dodgy enterprise/social interaction has to have a front man who pulls in the suckers until they can be fleeced.
    Sometimes the Front Man is a bit of a character enticing naive yokels into bars where they will be charged quadruple prices for drinks, and young ladies who can only drink a certain drink that looks expensive at $100 a bottle… and who just happens to have a couple of friends who would like you to go to a party.
    Sometimes the Front Man is a well dressed fair dinkum looking bloke who wouldn’t short change a derro who was pissed out of his mind.
    But sometimes the Front Man is a young bloke of school age and a certain religion, who invites the naive 14 year old schoolgirl home to meet mum and dad, but when she gets there the parents aren’t home and she gets pressured into having a drink. The handsome young lad, replete with Mediterranian good looks tells her everything is OK and a car pulls up in the driveway.
    But it ain’t mum and dad, and she looks around and realises she’s the only girl there as half a dozen older blokes walk through the door with lots of alcohol.
    I’m not speaking of Dot here, but that’s my opinion of Libertarianism – it provides the facade behind which the Gulags lie.
    You, of course, won’t see the Gulags until you wake up the next day. By then it’s too late.

  35. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    You might just as well hand out wads of cash for not being scruffy.

    Could do worse things with a little casho, Arky. Improving on the extant scruff though is my choice.
    I hand out to various hard-up friends, rellies, starting to fray around the edges.
    Here y’are. Go get a haircut and a new pair of shoes.
    Just yesterday – it’s OK, I’ve paid your rent.
    Beats seeing them kicked out.

    I still think small injections of cash, no matter where it comes from, can help people change.
    I’ve seen it happen, and I know that for some people cash means someone cares.
    Years ago I once gave $30 to a very derro couple having a row in the bank over their inability to access thirty dollars of funds urgently, with a small eight year old boy of theirs looking very distressed by it all. The woman took off, and the man said to me no-one’s ever done anything as nice for us ever before. She probably went off to score, mum, said my street-wise eldest when I told him. I didn’t care, because I am sure it still did some good for that little fellow; it certainly stopped him bawling and brought an end to a bad memory for him.

    Kind words are all very well, but a small grant of even $1000 could make someone a writer in the instances we have been talking about here. Or just improve someone’s life somewhere. My eldest son won a poetry prize when he was 21 (long ago) and was feeling bad about himself. The prize was for two hundred dollars; he’s very hard up, mildly autistic, fairly unemployable and doesn’t get much appreciation in life except from family. He still stands proud on getting that small recognition. I’m encouraging him to make a portfolio of his poems and photographs, a historical record of the area he lives in, which is a pretty shabby place. Just for a hobby, for interest, but if he choses the right sort of thing, someone might fund it with a small grant for publication. Who knows?

    Maybe the Bank of Mum, at a push. 🙂

    He already being paid by us to digitize all of our photographs.
    We also pick up a lot of his bills. And pay for most things for his two kids.
    Family must help in cases such as his, I strongly believe.

    Often though there is no family around.

  36. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern
    #3299008, posted on January 22, 2020 at 1:10 pm
    The VicPol conversation should have gone like this.
    Plod: One of the crooks lawyers wants to give us information on her clients.
    Overland: No & I don’t want anyone talking to that lawyer again without a witness.
    That should have been the start & finish of it.

    Or perhaps:-

    feelthebern
    #3299008, posted on January 22, 2020 at 1:10 pm
    The VicPol conversation should have gone like this.
    Plod: One of the crooks lawyers (who is also a psycho nutjob druggie and fancies herself as a gangsta player) wants to give us information on her clients.
    Overland: No & I don’t want anyone talking to that lawyer again without a witness.
    That should have been the start & finish of it.

  37. feelthebern

    Oh, now the whole Gobbo situation is because of a lack of training within VicPol.

  38. feelthebern

    Oh & more meetings were needed.

    More training, more meetings.

  39. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3298879, posted on January 22, 2020 at 10:25 am

    .
    +1000

  40. mh

    Not sure the 49ers can do it without Jarryd Hayne.

  41. Arts grants were intended and used for preservation and conservation of culture and history that might not otherwise have found private sponsorship; ballets, Shakespeare, archiving etc.

    They are now a trough for leftists to denigrate our culture and history. A multi-million dollar trough.

    Cash is handed out to Muesli blow-ins who made it their schtick to insult Anzacs and to Abos who have no culture (at least prior to the invented culture of the 1970’s) or anything worth preserving.

    Red nappy dancing and fart sticks are now superior to Hamlet and Swan Lake.

    All presided over by the treasonous Liberal Party who steal our money to fund this arsehattery (though Brandis did at least attempt to address it). I wonder if the late Romans funded ‘artists’ to dunk statues of Caesar in shit and write tomes on the racism of Marcus Aurellius…

  42. struth

    Leprosy didn’t come from the British, they already knew about it and would have quarantined sufferers.
    As they did with the poor blackfellas they encountered up noth who had contacted it fom the Moooossie Indonesians.
    By the way, they were put on an island just out of Darwin, as a quarantine, which now the left call “forced segregation of the aboriginal people” blah blah.

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Oh & more meetings were needed.

    More training, more meetings.

    It’s becoming increasingly difficult to see how Victoria Police can emerge from this whole circus, with any credibility remaining, at all.

  44. Arky

    Winston Smith
    #3299014, posted on January 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    ..
    In this story Winston, is Dot the 14 y.o. school girl or the “bit of a character”?

  45. feelthebern

    VicPol put ads in the paper re Pell.
    They have zero credibility left.

  46. struth

    To me the difference between Libertarians and conservatives, is that conservatives realise freedom is not free, nor is it the natural state of man. Freedom isn’t the organic natural state once complete anarchy has occurred.

  47. bespoke

    JC and Dot are not open border libertarians. No one can produce a quote proving so.

  48. feelthebern

    One of the key tipping points the 49ers, Ravens SB was the LaMichael James fumble.

  49. Arky

    I still think small injections of cash, no matter where it comes from, can help people change.

    ..
    Money is shit.
    What derros and aspiring authors need is hard labour, a good kick in the arse and the threat of starvation.
    That’s how I was brought up.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Red nappy dancing and fart sticks are now superior to Hamlet and Swan Lake.

    I don’t even bother trying to keep a straight face, any more, for exactly that purpose.

  51. Bar Beach Swimmer

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

    This is just Leftist tripe. Wanting to denigrate our heritage and us. Do some research and look up Molesworth.

  52. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern
    #3299017, posted on January 22, 2020 at 1:17 pm
    Oh, now the whole Gobbo situation is because of a lack of training within VicPol.

    A good organisation that lost it’s way apparently.

  53. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What derros and aspiring authors need is hard labour, a good kick in the arse and the threat of starvation.
    That’s how I was brought up.

    Used to live in hole in middle of the road, we did…

  54. feelthebern

    Break time at the Gobbo RC.
    You can see how VicPol is trying to position this.
    No ones fault, a series of unfortunate events.

  55. Zyconoclast

    A former Palo Alto school teacher was sentenced Friday to six years and eight months in prison for performing s3x acts on an underage female family member and uploading the videos to Pr0nHub, a prosecutor said.

    Judge Jeffrey Finigan said that Dawn Giannini’s case was one of the worst he’s seen, pointing to the great impact it’s had on her family, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Al Serrato

  56. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A good organisation that lost it’s way apparently.

    Shortly after Edward Kelly was hanged, yes, indeed.

  57. Arky

    When I see some young, fit fake derro flopping about on the pavement begging for money, holding a cardboard sign, I find it difficult to resist the urge to grab then, haul them up and kick them in the arse. Hard. With a shove in the direction of the nearest employment office.
    The old dudes, the genuine, end stage alkies are a different matter.

  58. feelthebern

    VicPol had Carl Williams executed.
    Zero doubt.
    Imagine if fat boy was appearing at the RC.
    Is Mokbel going to be called?

  59. Shy Ted

    The Donald hasn’t disguised his reasons for attending Davos –
    Heading to Davos, Switzerland, to meet with World and Business Leaders and bring Good Policy and additional Hundreds of Billions of Dollars back to the United States of America! We are now NUMBER ONE in the Universe, by FAR!!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2020

    Australians will get happy snaps and a giant bill. I hear on The World Today someone proposing the RBA should be buying up coal mines and coal-fired power stations. And when the wealth has been transferred coal will no longer be evil. Simples.

  60. struth

    FMD.
    This country is a corrupt shithole.
    What do you honestly expect the R C to conclude????

    That Vic Pol had people as disgusting as Catholics amongst them?
    Of course not.
    They have already figured out the language to be used and the time frame needed.

    Yet , as they gain more power, they tend to care much less about their appearance to the voting public.

    Arrogance now over rides excuse making.

    R C are good money spinners for the dregs of society, our elite Law class , and soon there will be an RC into bad dog washing practices.

  61. bespoke

    Arky

    A teem of old dudes collect trollies at my local supermarket another is Somalis ( I think). No need to give them second hand phones only respect.

  62. 8th Dan

    This nation was built and this land loved by the likes of Dorothea McKeller before the nation was declared.

    Actually … no. Mackellar wrote My Country while she was in the UK at the age of 19 in 1904 … 3 years after Australia became a federation.

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    When I see some young, fit fake derro flopping about on the pavement begging for money, holding a cardboard sign, I find it difficult to resist the urge to grab then, haul them up and kick them in the arse

    Pointed out to one “homeless veteran” that the R.S.L. could probably help out with a food card, if he was desperate, but they would check his service background….wasn’t the answer he was looking for.

  64. struth

    This nation was built and this land loved by the likes of Dorothea McKeller before the nation was declared.

    Actually … no. Mackellar wrote My Country while she was in the UK at the age of 19 in 1904 … 3 years after Australia became a federation.

    You idiot.
    Try some reading comprehension and tell me where I said she wrote the poem before the nation was declared?
    Besides being a terrorist apologist, therefore accomplice, you are just not very bright.

    Continue on, please……………….some lurkers may even still, be unsure which side of politics has the morons.

  65. Arky

    In many cases a complete scam Zulu.
    A bastard of a scam because it preys on people’s goodwill, and as it is increasingly discredited, so too is goodwill.

  66. feelthebern

    Don’t confuse professional beggers with the genuine homeless.

  67. Arky

    As I said Bern: The old dudes, the genuine, end stage alkies are a different matter.
    But we need to treat young blokes flopped on pavements with at least derision.

  68. mh

    Bucket of Hot Diarrhea Randomly Poured on Woman by a Homeless Man in Hollywood

  69. The Barking Toad

    The alleged homeless that park outside Woolies at Mawson always have a dog and smartphone.

    Fuck ’em. If you’re that hungry to beg – eat the dog.

  70. DrBeauGan

    Money is shit.
    What derros and aspiring authors need is hard labour, a good kick in the arse and the threat of starvation.
    That’s how I was brought up.

    It obviously worked well for you, Arky. If a writer needs pats on the back to keep writing, particularly financial pats, they just haven’t got the intellectual independence to do anything original anyway. If Lizzie wants to encourage losers she can do it with her money, not mine.

  71. feelthebern

    In 2019, California had a net decrease of 200,000 people leave the state.
    CA also lost a congressional district.

  72. Shy Ted

    Proud indigenius woman, Anita Heiss, author of “Am I Black Enough For You?” also gets $10k and a trip to Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris from the grant squanderers. Presumably because Gondwanaland has been twin-citied with Paris for 65,000 years. Somebody ought to write a song called “I’ve been everywhere, man” cos she really has –
    2015 – Australian Embassy & Vienna University, Vienna
    2014 – Australian Embassy Vienna, Utrect & London.
    2012 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    2011 – Houston, Texas
    2011 – Queens and Brooklyn, NYC
    2010 – Atlanta, Georgia
    2010 – Australian Consulate, NYC
    2010 – Australian Embassy, Paris
    2009 – Las Vegas, USA; Palma, Mallorca.
    2008 – London UK; Paris, France; Shanghai, China; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York City, USA; Papeete, Tahiti.
    2007 – Poindemie, New Caledonia.
    2006 – Suva, Fiji; Norwich, UK; Auckland, NZ; Pensylvannia / North Carolina, USA.
    2005 – Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, USA.
    2003 – Paris, France; California, Kansas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, USA; Poindimie, Noumea.
    2002 – Vancouver, Winnipeg, Cape Croker, Ottawa (Canada) and Barcelona (Spain).

    No mention of Aurukun or Yuendumu.

    Heiss is Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland and Adjunct Professor at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney. (she’s 2 perfessers).
    Heiss is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. She was born in Sydney in 1968. Her mother Elsie Heiss (née Williams) was born at Erambie Mission, Cowra in Wiradjuri country. Her father Josef Heiss was born in St Michael in the Lungau, Salzburg, Austria.[3][self-published source?]
    Heiss was educated at St Clare’s College, Waverley then the University of New South Wales where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in History (Honours),1991. She gained her PhD in Communication and Media at the University of Western Sydney, 2000.
    Sadly she was never able to benefit from her indigenius culture as it was stolen.
    I wonder if any of her many publications has ever turned a profit.

  73. feelthebern

    You know what I mean.

  74. feelthebern

    Jumbunna

    Has to be a made up name

  75. calli

    Arky
    #3298969, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:20 pm
    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.

    I’ve had lotsa stuff published – all hobby “how-to’s”. Made around $10k over the years. Hard work and not really worth it money wise, but fun all the same. The kids have been onto me about publishing e-books, but I’m too busy with other stuff at present.

    If only I had included some kind of SJW/QWERTY/dysmorphia angle, I could have wangled a grant. Silly me.

  76. struth

    I’m rehearsing for my gigs this week.
    Hello Liberal party?
    Can I get a grant?
    I’m performing for Aus day?

    Will I have a flag?
    Of course I’ll have a flag.
    Will it be an Australian flag?
    Yes of course.

    No I’m not a what? an LBGTXSLX? sorry, a BLT? A frigging sandwich?

    What?

    A rainbow flag…………………….what for?

    No, you get fucked…………………………

  77. Mark from Melbourne

    Did they really sing “Men of Harlech?”

    Well, not that version.

    The lyrics were actually written for the film.

  78. feelthebern

    I’m submitting the following piece to all the arts grants bodies:
    How I Turned My Penis Inside Out.

    I expect to be on easy street before long.

  79. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Did they really sing “Men of Harlech?”

    Well, not that version.

    The lyrics were actually written for the film.

    My thanks to whoever recommended the book on the making of the film “Zulu” but it seems “there was a report from someone who was there, who said one of the lads sang a bit – he didn’t dwell on it, or say what was sung.”

  80. Top Ender

    Struth: Leprosy…By the way, they were put on an island just out of Darwin

    Channel Island, IIRR, across the harbour, where at some stage, when most civilians had been evacuated from Darwin, the lepers staged a protest where they walked to town.

    A long way even though you could see Darwin in the distance, as you had to go the land route.

    Horrible disease largely eradicated by the modern world of medicine. Wiki reckons:

    At the end of 2016, there were 173,000 leprosy cases globally, down from 5.2 million in the 1980s.

  81. Old Lefty

    A suggested refinement to feethebern’s take on the modern bureaucratic chancer like Overland: all credit for any achievmeni to self; all blame for any failures on incompetent subordinates.

  82. old bloke

    Roger
    #3298899, posted on January 22, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Nonsense. A penal colony is not a jail.

    The convicts had tents & later two or three roomed furnished huts replete with crockery and silverware (!).

    The silverware also came from a convict silversmith, Jacob Josephson. Jacob was a German Joooish gentleman who relocated to London and converted to Christianity. His local church appointed him their Treasurer and shortly after, he disappeared, along with the church funds and silverware. He was soon located in southern England with the missing goods, and “in the company of a young woman who was not his wife.”

    He was sentenced to 14 years transportation and soon after his arrival in Sydney, was given a conditional pardon and ordered to start a silversmith business in Pitt Street, Sydney. Colonial era silverware with the “JJ” hallmark came from his shop. His fortunes rose and fell, he spent sometime in the debtors prison till his solicitor, a young chap named William Charles Wentworth, collected monies due to him and secured his release. He was quite wealthy when his end came with hotel and land interests in Sydney and Newcastle.

    He was living in Enmore House, a large rambling house at the end of King Street in Newtown, though he had to board his windows and lock his doors every evening as Newtown, being the border of the settled colony, was frequented by bush-rangers, escaped convicts and assorted ne’er-do-wells.

    Some things never change, Newtown is still the home of the ferals.

  83. Roger

    To me the difference between Libertarians and conservatives, is that conservatives realise freedom is not free, nor is it the natural state of man.

    I think that’s pretty close.

    Philosophically, the difference between conservatism and various forms of progressivism and Leftism is the conservatives do not believe man is perfectible, either singly or in society.

    That belief has its roots in the Christian doctrine of original sin, summarised in the Anglican Thirty Nine Articles as “man is very far gone from original righteousness”. That sober assessment tends to make one sceptical of utopian social experimentss, a scepticism justified by the history of such adventures.

  84. calli

    Trump the world’s ‘leading climate denier’, Turdbull says

    Skol! 🥂

  85. Roger

    Thanks for that historical information, old bloke.

  86. Cardimona

    Porter, your comment at 7.31 am reminded me to chase up Sarah Chidgey at The AG’s dept about listing Excretion Retention as agents of foreign influence.
    They’re curiously reluctant to speak to me.
    But, they have a “Client Service Charter” in which they say; “We will reply to correspondence in a timely manner – generally within 28 days of receipt.”
    So I’ve used that as leverage and requested Sarah call me back today.
    I’ll keep youse posted…

    And Porter, about your comment from 11.57 am yesterday, I saw my s-i-l on Monday and gave him a long and wide-ranging lecture.
    As you do.
    My key point was that the global-socialists want his scalp badly and that he needs to live a very orderly life.
    The leadership question wasn’t part of my monologue.
    But I do like saying; “Bring back Bonkaby – let us all re-Joyce.”

  87. Zyconoclast

    I’m rehearsing for my gigs this week.
    Hello Liberal party?
    Can I get a grant?
    I’m performing for Aus day?

    You misspelt a word in the fourth line.

    Submit: I am writing for Anus Day and you will be showered with grants.

    And hopefully nothing else.

  88. Arky:

    In this story Winston, is Dot the 14 y.o. school girl or the “bit of a character”?

    Apologies – I thought I was clear on this point.
    Dot is without a doubt, a fine upstanding young man who would never stoop to nefarious behaviour of that nature.

    OK, perhaps the ‘bit of a character enticing naive young yokels into bars of “ill repute”. nudge nudge wink wink say no more…

  89. dopey

    Cathay Pacific Sydney-Paris return..October $1195.00
    Desperate for cash?

  90. Zulu,
    You are welcome.

    “My thanks to whoever recommended the book on the making of the film “Zulu”.

  91. DrBeauGan

    Cathay Pacific Sydney-Paris return..October $1195.00
    Desperate for cash?

    Paris is cold and unattractive just at present. They still have Christmas decorations up.

  92. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu,
    You are welcome.

    Interesting reading, particularly the chapter on making a film in South Africa, in the mid 1960’s.

  93. The Barking Toad

    Simon Underhand…..stories that change

    culture of secrecy around informants and organised crime investigations was needed because the state’s police force “leaks like a sieve”, according to former Victoria Police chief Simon Overland.

    Mr Overland on Wednesday told the Lawyer X royal commission he was selective about which detectives were in Purana Taskforce because of concerns about police corruption and the release of sensitive information.At that time, and I think some ways this continues to be the case, Victoria Police is the most indiscreet organisation I’ve ever been associated with or come across,” he said.

    “It leaks like a sieve.”

    Mr Overland was on Wednesday morning examined by Rishi Nathwani, Nicola Gobbo’s lawyer, about why the gangland lawyer remained an informant despite receiving threats and internal discussions about pulling her out of the program in 2006.

    “My view at the time she came in was if we could remove the threat to her from the Mokbel family that was the time to transition her out,” Mr Overland said.
    But within a year of discussions about whether Gobbo could be rewarded and released, police realized she could be used in their investigations into drug kingpin Carl Williams and ex-cop Paul Dale.

    “My experience of people like Ms Gobbo, who become too closely involved with major organised crime figures in a role almost as a professional advisor, is they become trapped and it’s not possible for them to simply walk away,” Mr Overland said.

    “If they simply try and walk away, or distance themselves, that places them and their lives at some considerable risk.

    “I saw no other way other way out for her.”

  94. Cassie of Sydney

    Love your work Cardimona.

  95. old bloke

    Roger
    #3299081, posted on January 22, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks for that historical information, old bloke.

    That’s fine Roger. Jacob’s son Joshua Frey Josephson was one of wifey’s great-great uncles. He sold Enmore House and built St. Killan’s in Bellevue Hill, now Aspinall House, Scot’s College.

    Judge Joshua Josephson was the Solicitor General of New South Wales and a former Mayor of Sydney, which shows how far reaching Macquarie’s emancipation policies were.

  96. Jumbunna
    Has to be a made up name

    Jumbunna Postcode VIC (3951)

  97. struth asked on January 22, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Who is responsible for implementing or enforcing Agenda 21 in Australia?

    Dear Struth,

    Despite the fact that global originators claimed it is all voluntary, all levels of govt have been infected with the deadly Agenda 21 tertiary syphilis disease.

    The worst effects occur up to 15 years after the initial infection.

    Please note “What is not sustainablee” below

    Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development.
    Sustainablists insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on 3 components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction. But we don’t know what it is!

    Revealing Quotes From the Planners

    “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced… ”
    Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993)

    “The realities of life on our planet dictate that continued economic development as we know it cannot be sustained… Sustainable development, therefore is a program of action for local and global economic reform – a program that has yet to be fully defined.” The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.

    “No one fully understands how or even, if, sustainable development can be achieved; however, there is growing consensus that it must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis.”
    The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.

    Agenda 21 and Private Property
    “Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.” Report from 1976 UN Habitat I Conference.

    “Private land use decisions are often driven by strong economic incentives that result in several ecological and aesthetic consequences…The key to overcoming it is through public policy…”
    President’s Council on Sustainable Development, Report page 112.

    “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.”
    Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit, 1992.

    Reinvention of Government
    “We need a new collaborative decision process that leads to better decisions, more rapid change and more sensible use of human, natural and financial resources in achieving our goals.” President’s Council on Sustainable Development Report.

    “Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI The Wildlands Project.

    “We must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects – we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.” Dave Foreman, Earth First.

    What is not sustainable?
    Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paves and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.” UN’s Biodiversity Assessment Report.

    Hide Agenda 21’s UN roots from the people
    “Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy-fixated groups and individuals in our society… This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking LA21. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.”
    J. Gary Lawrence, advisor to President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.

    http://www.whatisagenda21.net/agenda21.htm

  98. Tailgunner

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

    That’s sick.
    Stolen.

  99. Leigh Lowe

    “My view at the time she came in was if we could remove the threat to her from the Mokbel family that was the time to transition her out,” Mr Overland said.
    But within a year of discussions about whether Gobbo could be rewarded and released, police realized she could be used in their investigations into drug kingpin Carl Williams and ex-cop Paul Dale.

    There you have it folks.
    The whole reason they didn’t cut and run after they got Williams and Mokbel was the blind obsession with stitching up Dale.

  100. Delta A

    Welcome back, bespoke. You’ve been missed.

  101. Tailgunner

    Was it Arma talking about the indigenous in the new clobber? Dot painted style?
    Just gave a light to a dusky female in exactly that get up.
    Basketball shorts,singlet&a black hoodie with logo.
    All new.
    Uniform for the Above Uprising 2,0?
    Bondy! We need the keys to the warehouse,dude!

  102. mh

    Trump now into $1.68 with BetEasy.

    The Democrats ruined it for us by being so shit.

  103. bespoke

    You’ve been missed.

    LOL!

    Cheers Delta 😄

  104. calli

    He’s back, baby!

    I’ll dig out the field dressings.

  105. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Was it Arma talking about the indigenous in the new clobber? Dot painted style?

    Quite popular in this neck of the woods, all carrying the slogan “Treaty. Respect. Culture.”

  106. Helen

    Mother Lode
    #3298997, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    My cavil with that (and any number of my assumptions could be wrong) is that I am not sure how easily smallpox could be transmitted all the way through to Sydney when their populations were so small and interaction between populations would be sporadic and infrequent.

    Much easier to go overland than on the boat coming out. There were no cases on the boat and the journey was too long for the spores to survive. It is explained in the book. Also, the author found evidence (I cant remember how – bones? story lines? Sightings? diaries? of the spread south over a number of years, 30 or so if I recollect.

    Warfare between tribes was often settled by one side sending a woman over to the other side for group rape (sorry, sex) then everyone went home. There was also a lot of raiding for women, a lot of trading between groups and girls were often promised outside the clan, and exchange took place at the big annual or biannual or less often (seasonally dependent) meet and greets – all opportune times for contact to spread disease.

    Try to get the book, even from the local library, it is a most interesting read. I had it as a e-book, as I had lost my hard copy, but my computer is at the Doctors seeing what can be saved because my roll back to 2007 was a big bamfff.

  107. struth on January 21, 2020 said that re UN agendas – Federal, state and councils are all caught up in this.

    Dear Cats,

    Agenda 21 has been readily swallowed by shire councilors, many of whom can seemingly only read their pay checks und der instruktions from der CEO.

    They trumpet on about “sustainable development” while restricting developers and farmers, “Protecting our biodiversity” and “strong outcomes for the environment” are also blasted out to an unsuspecting and gullible public lacking the ability or motivation to read the fine print.

    However, the sheeple are at last waking up to the increasing restrictions to our Australian way of life.

    Is it too late to depose the Quislings?

  108. Leigh Lowe

    Just back.
    Who is the pedestrian blonde sheila questioning Underhand and who does she represent?

  109. bespoke

    Roger
    #3299079, posted on January 22, 2020 at 2:27 pm
    Philosophically, the difference between conservatism and various forms of progressivism and Leftism is the conservatives do not believe man is perfectible, either singly or in society.

    I don’t think Liberalism should be left out. For all it’s claimed ideals ‘Progressivism’ and its toxic enabling is its child.

  110. Mark from Melbourne

    Trump now into $1.68 with BetEasy.

    The Democrats ruined it for us by being so shit.

    mh, the value is in “pick the Dem nominee”. And them being, as you so eloquently put it, “shit”, actually adds value there.

  111. Narwhal Tusk

    Mother Lode
    I thought the Pascoe Flyer fast train ran from up North to Sydney prior to the “invasion”

  112. kaysee

    A few heart-warmers via WIP.

    One

  113. Mother Lode

    Thanks, Helen.

    As I say, I see it as pretty unanswerable noting that the settlers did not bring smallpox with them – it would have been pretty obvious on the journey, so it must have got her by some other vector.

    I suppose I am just not familiar with the way smallpox operates (incubation periods, mortality rates, how quickly it kills and how many survive) or the nature of interaction between the different tribes.

    Just a little surprised as to how it travelled.

  114. Some History

    Percy Blakeney (Sir)
    #3299098, posted on January 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    struth asked on January 22, 2020 at 12:06 am
    Who is responsible for implementing or enforcing Agenda 21 in Australia?

    Thank you, PB(Sir). Just a few days ago on Jo Nova’s blog a commenter posted a good, brief summary (which I failed to copy) of Agenda 21 and forest management (i.e., locking up of forests and allowing a build-up of fuel loads in the name of protecting wildlife habitat and re-wilding forests).

    Scoldilocks often makes the point that she does not present opinions or political views: She presents only “the science”. Yet she makes numerous political statements that happen to align with UN agenda. Whether it’s coming from her parents indoctrinated by the UN or directly from the UN, Greta™ is a UN puppet. Pol Tot uses Agenda 21 terminology, e.g., “sustainability”, global response (ALL must act or be forced to act).

    Having read the information from Percy Blakeney (Sir), have a listen to this very short clip of Greta™ responding to Trump at Davos. Greta™ says, “The right, the left, as well as the centre have all failed” – from a “sustainability” point of view. She even refers to “re-wilding nature” which is part of the UN’s Agenda 21 and at the heart of the build-up of forest fuel loads, e.g., Australia.

  115. Helen

    Is there to be protests on Australia day with all this spanking new dot painting uniform around – all over the country?

  116. Tailgunner

    Ladbrokes have a Straight Ticket bet on offer.
    Trump to beat….
    Lol Mikey is currently 17/1
    But,fk, picking a winner out of that lot? Lol

  117. feelthebern

    RC having a break ?

  118. Tailgunner

    The Democrats ruined it for us by being so shit.
    Yep. They’re arseholes.

  119. Tailgunner

    Watch this space, Helen…
    I’m not saying It’s Happening.
    But,wait

  120. struth

    Please write to sky news and especially to outsiders and ask why they are so reluctant to talk about UN influence and Australian political adherence.
    We as an audience are waiting for them either to put two and two together, or it’s getting boring.
    Just so I’m not considered the only nut job,

  121. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From candy at 11:00 am:

    “Anzac Day will never be a target.

    You truly are that stupid, you troll like this often.


    As far as Australia Day, it is tedious being told we don’t belong. … and have to ask for permission to be welcomed.”

    “Tedious” defending that which is rightfully yours? “Get up and fight sucker” ¹ or get out of the way. Get out of the way anyway, your invented persona would be dead set useless to anyone else.

    ¹ someone famous, fearless and able said this, those with any regard for lessons from the past will know who.

  122. struth

    Hey tail gunner……………..take the whole poem and post it on whatever you young’ns use as social media.
    It’s yours.
    See what response you get.

  123. ok I give up. What date is Australia Day?

  124. feelthebern

    Mmmmmm……Ashton kept a diary.
    Overland literally soiled himself.

  125. Some History

    Michael Bloomberg, the little totalitarian, who is in the running for President of the US of A.

    Bloomberg Media Launches Bloomberg Green, A Global Multiplatform News Brand Focused on Climate Change

    https://www.bloombergmedia.com/press/bloomberg-media-launches-bloomberg-green-a-global-multiplatform-news-brand-focused-on-climate-change/

  126. Helen

    Are A Albanese’s emissions that bad? May be he should give the curry a miss.

    Story: PM lashes Kean over cabinet climate claims

    Rejected by the Oz in relation to A Albanese comment he could see, smell, feel climate change or some such.

  127. Top Ender

    Helen, have you read Watch off Arnhem Land, by CTG Haultain?

    Copies in NT libraries most likely.

    Haultain was employed by the government to patrol the NT coast pre-WWII. Lots of good stories about his experiences, especially combating Japanese marauders, and coping with the activities of the local tribes.

  128. No firebreaks (or poorly maintained ones) and fuel load build up is a defense issue.

    If foreign operatives want to disable all services and cause much destruction across huge areas of the country they just need to wait for a warm day or two and then strike a match .
    Setting the place alight has the potential to cause as much havoc as a land based invasion.

  129. Helen

    Thanks TE, I will see if I can get hold of a copy.

  130. Some History

    Some background on Mike Bloomborg who is already well connected with the UN.

    The sickly influence of the mega-wealthy through “philanthropy” and unelected, unaccountable internationalist organizations.

    See comments here re: the influence of UN agencies (e.g. WHO) and “philanthropy” (e.g., Bloomberg, Gates) on antismoking around the world.
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2016/02/26/what-is-it-with-government-and-dodgy-regressions/comment-page-1/#comment-1958462

    Bloomberg has even been made a “UN ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases”.
    http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2016/bloomberg-WHO-Ambassador-Noncommunicable-Diseases/en/

    Well, Bloomberg and the UN are at it again.
    On Monday afternoon, Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire businessman and former three-term Mayor of New York City, escaped to a deserted ballroom at the Grand Hyatt, in midtown Manhattan, to talk about climate change. Moments earlier, he had announced to attendees of the Bloomberg New Energy Finance summit that his philanthropic organization was partnering with the Canadian and British governments to expedite the global eradication of coal mining.

    Bloomberg throws in the hate-loaded “tobacco analogy” – Bloomberg drew an analogy with another of his causes, the fight against tobacco. “If you smoke—and you’ve got to be really stupid to smoke—then Darwin is at work,” he said. “The trouble with this stuff, what we’re talking about here, is you can do stupid things that hurt everybody for a long time.”

    And for this massive ego trip, the UN has bestowed on Bloomberg another vacuous title, this time a “special envoy for climate action” – As the only person not representing a country, Bloomberg, in his new role as the U.N.’s special envoy for climate action…

    https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/michael-bloomberg-takes-on-the-coal-industry

  131. Cassie of Sydney

    Helen, I have ordered the book…Invisible Invaders…thanks.

  132. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chicom official C-virus death toll up to 9

  133. Tailgunner

    Alright, I’ve just started. A nibble only.
    But I’m calling it Super Early…
    Trump2020 v lol Mikey.
    17/¹

  134. Top Ender

    Canberra now has different laws for different religions:

    New helmet laws for Australia’s Sikhs and Muslims
    By KYLIE STEVENS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

    Police in Canberra will no longer issue fine cyclists who aren’t wearing a helmet for religious reasons.

    The new road safety regulations which quietly came into effect in December don’t apply to other cyclists, who can be fined up to $344 if they’re caught riding without a helmet.

    ACT road minister Shane Rattenbury spruiked the new laws as particularly important to Sikhs, whose headwear made it difficult to wear a helmet.

    ‘Canberra is a community where everyone should feel included. The territory supports individuals practising their religion or belief and this regulation ensures that sections of the community are not excluded from active forms of transport,’ the minister said on Wednesday.

    However, if they get injured then everyone has to pay for them to get fixed up.

    Daily Mail

  135. Top Ender

    Canberra now has different laws for different religions:

    New helmet laws for Australia’s Sikhs and Mueslis
    By KYLIE STEVENS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

    Police in Canberra will no longer issue fine cyclists who aren’t wearing a helmet for religious reasons.

    The new road safety regulations which quietly came into effect in December don’t apply to other cyclists, who can be fined up to $344 if they’re caught riding without a helmet.

    ACT road minister Shane Rattenbury spruiked the new laws as particularly important to Sikhs, whose headwear made it difficult to wear a helmet.

    ‘Canberra is a community where everyone should feel included. The territory supports individuals practising their religion or belief and this regulation ensures that sections of the community are not excluded from active forms of transport,’ the minister said on Wednesday.

    However, if they get injured then everyone has to pay for them to get fixed up.

    In the Daily Mail but no link as the moderator thingie doesn’t like the Muesli word

  136. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Tom at 12:25 pm:

    “How to deal with the climate propaganda barrage — Trump in Davos (Paywallian):

    … “This is not a time for pessimism. This is a time for optimism,” Mr Trump told the crowd of elite political and business leaders.

    “Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action,” he said.

    “Alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives. …”

    And if you had any doubt Pol Tot is a junior communist robot parroting her parents’ talking points:

    (That evil, insane, cripple) Thunberg accused leaders of “cheating and fiddling around with numbers” with talk of cutting emissions to ‘net zero’ — that is, emitting no more carbon than is absorbed by the planet or technical means — by 2050.

    “We don’t need to cut emissions, we need to stop emissions,” she said.”

    Davos is a meeting of world leaders – why do they invite this turd to lecture elected adults, to insult their intelligence when she gives the appearance she ought to be locked up in Callan Park wearing a spit mask, dribbling medication? Are they that emasculated?

    I trust the dangerous, wicked little slag cops a super cell dose of the clap.

  137. Tailgunner

    I’m thinking a sticker, struth.
    Print up a hundred and get some attention.
    With a deplorables logo at the bottom.

  138. Some History

    The interview of a totalitarian (Bloomborg) by a totalitarian (Lagarde) referred to by Snowdon is here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCIfHu_hhMk

    In their consideration of the “wonders” of regressive taxes, the duo demonstrate an utter contempt for the poor folk.

    In the last few months Bloomborg has also spoken glowingly of the Chinese [communist] government.

  139. Ben Fordham show hammering Red Cross Fire Appeal. Seems only $30m of $95m raised will go to Fire relief as want to keep remainder for future events. Lots of angry callers. Red Cross guy coming on soon.

    An Army medical guy who went to Bandah Ahceh for tsunami was also critical of Red Cross involvement there. He mentioned land cruisers.

    I think it was Hadley who had on RSPCA NSW guy who was explaining what going to spend $4.4m of the fundraising on. Pretty sure he said $1.3m on vehicles to access area.

    So watch out for charities using the funds to improve their vehicle fleets?

  140. Roger

    I don’t think Liberalism should be left out.

    In so far as it does not share conservatism’s scepticism of the perfectibility of man and is corrosive of tradition, yes.

  141. feelthebern

    Is this Ashton’s chap grilling Overland now?

  142. Tailgunner

    in his new role as the U.N.’s special envoy for climate action…

    Hehe
    It’s gonna be another Climate Change election!
    Bloomberg is the sacrifice of the cabal.
    Contested Convention!
    Sanders&Biden have to go for it. It’s they’re last shot.
    Lol Mikey is all over the second round!

  143. cohenite

    Steve trickler
    #3298973, posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:23 pm
    Who is the bloke on the couch @OurABC? Avi, left that bit out. Is he from the BOM?
    He’s blatantly lying to the audience…… with the body language of someone who drew the short straw to appear on the show.

    I don’t know who that BoM rep is but he should be horse-whipped. The thermometers were standard from the first recording here in the early 1800s up until the 1990s when the mercury thermometers were replaced by AWSs which record temp by electronic sensors and have their own problems such as 1 second outliers from cow farts, passing trains, planes and automobiles. These mercury thermometers were self recording with markers which moved with the mercury to stop at the minimum and maximum. The screens around them were standardised Stevenson screens by the 1880s, not that there is any studied difference between a Stevenson screen which is like a little louvered outhouse around the recording instruments and the other type of screen, a Glaisher.

    My grandfather who was born in 1890, worked with his brothers during the Federation drought with their father and their temperature and rainfall records were meticulous because their lives and livelihood literally depended on knowing what the weather was going to do. There was no BoM in those days, or satellites and their best knowledge came from noting patterns and cycles from their own records.

    This scientist is a liar and personifies what the BoM is, an activist organisation which lies through its teeth. It and the abc should be closed. Fat fucking chance with Kelly, Roberts and our Pauline the only fed pollies worth feeding.

  144. Tailgunner

    Fark! Is it WWZippy,man?!?!
    I haven’t locked down a remote location yet,FFS!!

  145. Pretty sure he said $1.3m on vehicles to access area.

    How much is a D11?

  146. Tailgunner

    Rural Cats will help a brother out, in times of cruelty?
    Won’t they?

  147. stackja

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #3299154, posted on January 22, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Kid Thunberg, Parents: Malena Ernman, Svante Thunberg should be facing charges. The kid doesn’t know what she is saying.

  148. Mitch M.

    Money is shit.
    What derros and aspiring authors need is hard labour, a good kick in the arse and the threat of starvation.
    That’s how I was brought up.

    That’s how Knut Hamsun won a Nobel. His novel “Hunger” is about his experience in Norwegian winters when he was starving and freezing. A kindly editor would pay for his writing to help him survive.

  149. Tailgunner

    Constantine, I’m coming to the farm.
    I’m fkn handy,xunt.

  150. Old School Conservative

    Living in Victoria causes memory loss.
    Belle Gibson couldn’t explain the “mystery” deposits to her bank account, won’t explain how she funded several luxury holidays, and refuses to pay her fine.
    So she has had her assets seized by the Sheriff’s Office.

  151. struth

    I studied a bit of this years ago TE, for work, but can’t remember the guys that were sent to chase the trepangers for permit monies etc for fishing in Aus waters and the reason for the gradual die out of the industry had some great stories roaming around the top end in their boats.

    They noted battles between aboriginals and trepangers, especially a bad one on an island just off from Maningrida, and also people getting along well.
    It was quite a big industry, for many hundreds of years, and until recently, like the bombing of Darwin, not many Aussies knew about it.
    Which is surprising because Aussies know everything.

    The Indonesians were riddled with smallpox, and were camping in large numbers on Australian shores from what some suggest, I believe correctly, from the 1400’s.

    No reports of smallpox were recorded in the first fleet.

  152. Some History

    Worth re-posting. Obnoxious, he-who-would-be-ruler, Lil Mike Bloomborg, with the charisma of a dehydrated turd.

    https://imgur.com/woWAJr8

  153. cohenite

    Trump top climate change denier
    Rebecca Gredley AAP The Australian January 22, 2020
    Donald Trump is the world’s “leading climate change denier” and is actively working against global efforts to reduce carbon emissions, former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Mr Turnbull has again weighed into the climate debate, prompted this time by the US president labelling environmental activists “prophets of doom”.
    “He uses the politics of fear when it suits him and essentially Trump is the leading climate denier in the world,” Mr Turnbull told the BBC on Wednesday.
    “He’s leading the most influential nation in the world and is actively working against global action to reduce emissions.”
    Mr Trump has used a speech at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to warn against “pessimism” without once using the words “climate” or “global warming”.
    “This is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process,” he said.
    “To embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of apocalypse.”
    Mr Turnbull says the climate change debate is simply one of physics.
    “The fundamental problem that we face – in the United States in particular and also in Australia – this issue of global warming, global heating, has been turned into an ideological issue or a values issue,” he said.
    “The more greenhouse gases you pump into the atmosphere the more of the greenhouse effect you get, the warmer the planet gets and the consequences we are living with.”
    Mr Trump has begun the process of removing the US from the Paris Agreement, a global pact aimed at reducing emissions to curb climate change.
    Australia remains committed to the Paris target but plans to use controversial “carryover credits” from past agreements to achieve about half its goal.
    Closer to home, outspoken Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly has burst back into the climate debate.
    Mr Kelly was recently chastised by senior government members for rejecting the link between climate change and Australia’s bushfire crisis.
    He has now argued teaching Australian students about climate change equates to “brainwashing”….

    Seriously, turdball should be arrested.

  154. with the charisma of a dehydrated turd

    In recent times, a prerequisite for Australian PMs.

  155. Seriously, turdball should be arrested.

    Is sedition still on the books?

  156. Boambee John

    feelthebern
    #3299058, posted on January 22, 2020 at 1:56 pm
    Don’t confuse professional beggers with the genuine homeless.

    Conan Doyle did a Sherlock Holmes short story on that very subject.

  157. Porter

    Porter, your comment at 7.31 am reminded me to chase up Sarah Chidgey at The AG’s dept about listing Excretion Retention as agents of foreign influence.

    Love your work, Cardimona. That should make them squirm. Maybe I should send a few emails too.
    I am also pleased to hear that you gave the S-I-L a lesson in the getting of wisdom. Hope you are enjoying the bubs though.

  158. Cassie of Sydney

    “Seriously, turdball should be arrested.”

    The Liberals are going to have Turdbull hanging around them like a noose for decades to come and his vitriol will make Fraser and Hewson look like rank amateurs. They really should expel him.

  159. feelthebern

    Seriously, turdball should be arrested.

    For being a turd? Yes.
    & Jr needs to be arrested for his man boobage. For shame, Alex. For shame.

  160. Porter

    I like Turnbull’s new nick ‘ghost’. Even Johannes Leak has him floating about. Ha. He’s like Bill Leak’s education gimp only pathetic.

  161. Tom

    Constantine, I’m coming to the farm.

    Where is the bastard? I’m missing his analysis. I just hope he stored all that stuff — I’d love to edit it into a book.

  162. Some History

    For being a turd? Yes.
    & Jr needs to be arrested for his man boobage. For shame, Alex. For shame.

    Falcon & Al Trumble 🙂

  163. Boambee John

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3299076, posted on January 22, 2020 at 2:24 pm
    Trump the world’s ‘leading climate denier’, Turdbull says

    It is indicative of Turdbull’s arrogance and general stupidity that he used the term “climate denier”.

    Perhaps he could point us to the statement by Trump denying that there is a climate? No sentient being (which cuts out the Turdbull clan) denies that the earth has a climate, just as none deny that the climate changes.

    The points of difference, stupid man and stupider son, is the extent of human (anthropogenic) influence, and whether the current change is beneficial or catastrophic. Both of those are reasonable matters for contention.

  164. feelthebern

    Even Johannes Leak has him floating about

    He’s more like a fart that hangs around for ever.

  165. Porter

    That’s it. Thanks feel (brain fried from work).

  166. Bruce of Newcastle

    Police in Canberra will no longer issue fine cyclists who aren’t wearing a helmet for religious reasons.

    So I can truthfully say to plod there’s nothing in the Bible about wearing a bike helmet?
    😀

    I suggest instead that the bureau of bike safety spend $100 million to develop bike safe turban, fezzes and hijabs. Then enforce the wearing of those religiously and bureaucratically kosher headgear.

    It would be popcornworthy except that Popcorn Day was last Sunday.

    International Popcorn Day: Israelis consume 3.6 kg of popcorn per year (JPost, 19 Jan)

    In honor of International Popcorn Day, which is celebrated every January 19, Hotpop, which is owned by Leiman Schlüssel, released popcorn facts. According to the company, Israelis consume an average of 3.6 kg (7.9lbs) of popcorn every year. Additionally, Israeli families pop an average of 3 bags of microwave popcorn per month.

    I admit watching the Palis faceplant so much would require lots of popcorn, but 7.9lbs each?

  167. feelthebern

    Did I just hear right?
    Overland just said Gobbo didn’t act responsibly.
    Pot/kettle/something something.

  168. feelthebern

    Overland back again tomorrow morning.

  169. Tailgunner

    I’m missing his analysis

    The wanker is going to miss it all coming true.

  170. Porter

    Does Constantine post elsewhere? Has he gone AWOL everywhere? Comrade, come back.

  171. calli

    Superglue is okay, bespoke.

    But nothing beats a Hot Glue Gun.

    Cauterises and seals in one easy (and exquisitely painful) operation.

  172. struth

    Turdbull needs denouncing, not just being removed from the Liberal Party.
    Can you see that happening?

    Sco Mo is a disaster for this nation.
    A gutless, paid orf dweeb.

    Write to your members not just stating that you will never vote for them again, but you will actively campaign against them with a put them last campaign.

  173. Boambee John

    From Sir Percy’s compendium

    What is not sustainable?
    … grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, … single family homes, paves and tarred roads, … power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.” UN’s Biodiversity Assessment Report.

    I guess that the bolded bit makes distributed renewable power systems unsustainable?

    These idiots claim to think “holistically”, then contradict themselves in their own material.

  174. struth

    ACT road minister Shane Rattenbury spruiked the new laws as particularly important to Sikhs, whose headwear made it difficult to wear a helmet.

    ‘Canberra is a community where everyone should feel included. The territory supports individuals practising their religion or belief and this regulation ensures that sections of the community are not excluded from active forms of transport,’ the minister said on Wednesday.

    Only whites and Christians must obey our laws.

    That’s inclusive.

  175. calli

    “He’s leading the most influential nation in the world and is actively working against global action to reduce emissions.”

    Can this clownish failure put his money where his mouth is and reduce his emissions?

    Zip it, has-been.

  176. Luke

    A magistrate in Queensland decided that Sikhs do not have to comply with the bike helmet laws a couple of years ago. According to the Magistrate Sikh’s head wear was just good safety wise, which is irrelevant because the offence is not just that you must wear a helmet but that you must wear a helmet that complies with the safety standard and displays the safety check sticker.

    There is also an exemption in the Weapons Act (QLD) in relation to carrying a knife in public if done for genuine religious reasons, which was also done for Sikhs for the knife they required to carry as part of their religion even though most achieve that by carrying a symbolic knife.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    If you want to diet do it under a blue light.

    Fat cells can sense sunlight—not getting enough increases metabolic syndrome risk (21 Jan)

    Yes, fat cells deep under your skin can sense light. And when bodies do not get enough exposure to the right kinds of light, fat cells behave differently.

    “Our bodies evolved over the years under the sun’s light, including developing light-sensing genes called opsins,” says Richard Lang, Ph.D., a developmental biologist and senior author of the study. “But now we live so much of our days under artificial light, which does not provide the full spectrum of light we all get from the sun.”

    In the latest findings, the research team studied how mice respond when exposed to chilly temperatures—about 40° F. They already knew that mice, much like humans, use both a shivering response and an internal fat-burning response to heat themselves. … But surprisingly, even mice that had the correct gene failed to warm up when they exposed to light that lacked the blue wavelength.

    This data prompted the team to conclude that sunlight is required for normal energy metabolism. At least in mice. While the scientists strongly suspect that a similar light-dependent metabolic pathway exists in humans, they need to complete another series of experiments to prove it.

    “If the light-OPN3 adipocyte pathway exists in humans, there are potentially broad implications for human health,” the study states.

    So serendipitously they found that fat burning is easier in mice if they are under sufficient blue-wavelength lighting. That would be an interesting thing for gyms to try – have a blue room for people to burn fat off in. If it translates to humans of course.

  178. Roger

    My grandfather who was born in 1890, worked with his brothers during the Federation drought with their father and their temperature and rainfall records were meticulous because their lives and livelihood literally depended on knowing what the weather was going to do.

    I’ve seen some old weather records kept by farmers on the Darling Downs.

    Meticulous is indeed the word.

  179. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chicom official C-virus death toll up to 9

    chicom “official” infection count up to 440, might go ballistic over chicom new year if they don’t clamp down hard

  180. Roger

    What is not sustainable?
    … grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, … single family homes, paves and tarred roads, … power line construction

    Modern material civilisation, then.

    Nice to know what their long term goal is.

  181. old bloke

    Helen
    #3299110, posted on January 22, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Much easier to go overland than on the boat coming out. There were no cases on the boat and the journey was too long for the spores to survive. It is explained in the book. Also, the author found evidence (I cant remember how – bones? story lines? Sightings? diaries? of the spread south over a number of years, 30 or so if I recollect.

    An unusual word of praise for Tim Flannery on this topic.

    Tony Robinson was making a documentary TV series on colonial Australia, recently rerun on SBS TV, speaking with some of the locals about various historical incidents. In Sydney, he was speaking with Tim Flannery and was Tim asking about the awful colonials who handed out small-pox laced blankets to the local indigenous folks.

    Flannery pulled him up quick smart, told Tony that was false, that small pox was already in Sydney before the First Fleet arrived, having come down overland from up north, probably from trepang fishermen in the Gulf of Carpentaria. He also told Tony that Phillip’s orders were very specific, that they had to establish and maintain good relations with the indigenous folks.

    I think Tony Robinson got his talking points from Bill Shorten (remember him?)

  182. Some History

    FAG member, Michael Douglas, endorses his Bermuda buddy, Lil Mike.

    Douglas Endorses Bloomberg For President

    http://bernews.com/2020/01/michael-douglas-endorses-bloomberg-for-president/

  183. Top Ender

    The question about ex-PMs is who is the most irrelevant.

    Keating and Howard at least say something occasionally interesting if not that useful.

    Turncoat and Rudd hang around trying desperately to say something to get people to notice them.

    Gillard is off doing something crazed and feminazi.

    Tones seems to be enjoying himself.

  184. calli

    paves and tarred roads

    Insanity.

    The health risks alone from pooling stormwater tell you all you need to know about these clowns.

  185. Mitch M.

    This data prompted the team to conclude that sunlight is required for normal energy metabolism. At least in mice. While the scientists strongly suspect that a similar light-dependent metabolic pathway exists in humans, they need to complete another series of experiments to prove it.

    Interesting because long ago I read a number of studies that indicated better longevity and health with more sunlight exposure. I thought it was just an artefact but you’ve provided some possible physiological process to explain that.

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I think Tony Robinson got his talking points from Bill Shorten (remember him?)

    Not without shuddering.

  187. calli

    I saw that, old bloke.

    I removed a pin from the Flannster doll on the strength of it.

  188. Roger

    He also told Tony that Phillip’s orders were very specific, that they had to establish and maintain good relations with the indigenous folks.

    And Phillip was an enlightened man who did just that.

    There were, of course, a few skirmishes initiated by indigenous spear throwers early on, but Phillip did his best to win over the indigenous folk native to Sydney Cove, for example, by sharing catches of fish with them. The result was that before long the two communities were living side by side quite harmoniously, which gives the lie to the ‘Invasion Day’ political rhetoric.

  189. Some History

    He’s also a UN Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases and a UN Special Envoy for Climate Action. He’s buzzing all over the world intent on eradicating the use of fossil fuels. Imagine what the pompous tosser Lil Mike Bloomborg’s carbon footprint is. Here’s a start.

    The fabulous life of Michael Bloomberg, the eighth richest person in America

    https://www.news-star.com/article/ZZ/20150801/BUSINESS/308019985

  190. Infidel Tiger

    Flannery pulled him up quick smart, told Tony that was false, that small pox was already in Sydney before the First Fleet arrived, having come down overland from up north, probably from trepang fishermen in the Gulf of Carpentaria. He also told Tony that Phillip’s orders were very specific, that they had to establish and maintain good relations with the indigenous folks.

    The sensible Flannery still appears from time to time.

  191. Roger

    Others, like Pemulwuy, who objected to indigenous fraternisation with the settlers, proved more recalcitrant.

  192. Cardimona

    Porter, having the two grandsons here for the best part of three weeks was just outstanding.
    They and their Mum needed a decent respite from the bushfire smoke and the lack of water.
    We have clean air and abundant water up here.
    They’ve now gone off on a family beach holiday – and the house suddenly seems really empty…
    The little fella started crawling while they were here.
    In his first solo adventure he crawled from where he was sitting at my feet under my desk over to my pile of newspapers about three metres away, climbed up them and stood there slapping the top of the stack.
    I joked to his Mum that either that was our side of the family looking for a leftie to torment or it was his Dad’s side looking for a picture of himself.
    Both boys colour up quite red in the face when they’re cross.
    They get that from their Dad.

  193. Tel

    ‘Canberra is a community where everyone should feel included. The territory supports individuals practising their religion or belief and this regulation ensures that sections of the community are not excluded from active forms of transport,’ the minister said on Wednesday.

    Put a chin strap and an Australian Standards sticker on the turban and you should be fine.

  194. Some History

    government of the people, by the people, for the people

    Lil Mike: government of me, the people, by me, the people, for me, the people

  195. Bruce of Newcastle

    An interesting article for nuke fans like Dot.

    Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power (20 Jan)

    Work has begun at Berkeley Power Station in to remove radioactive waste products from the site as part of its decommissioning program.

    By extracting carbon-14 isotopes from the irradiated graphite, the time and cost of the clean-up operation would be significantly reduced.

    University of Bristol researchers have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current. By using carbon-14 which has a half-life of 5730 years, the batteries could potentially provide power on a near-infinite basis.

    It’s a misnomer to call it a battery, as it really is an isotopic generator similar to the RTGs used in the Voyager spacecraft.

    But the really interesting point is that all those long lived radioisotopes which we currently call ‘high level nuclear waste’ are actually energy opportunities. So the 90Sr and 137Cs in high level waste could well be good stuff if extracted and turned into isotopic electricity generators.

  196. Tailgunner

    Cardimoma,
    Forget the media bombing for a minute.
    You need to get B in touch with the rest of the deplorables base?
    The revolution needs his ass

  197. Roger

    But the really interesting point is that all those long lived radioisotopes which we currently call ‘high level nuclear waste’ are actually energy opportunities. So the 90Sr and 137Cs in high level waste could well be good stuff if extracted and turned into isotopic electricity generators.

    Forget it; windmills are the future.

  198. Infidel Tiger

    German hypermarket Kaufland says it will make an “orderly withdrawal” from the Australian market to focus on its European operations, despite more than half a billion in investment in its local stores.

    I wonder if this due to the economy of Germany collapsing as well?

    Those Krauts are in a world of pain. Usually they start eyeing of Poland about now.

  199. Tailgunner

    Bruce, be serious for a minute and think on the benefits of 2.5 v 3.0″ exhausts, please.
    My 2.5 is making sick pow on the dyno.
    And it’s bloody loud enough! Lol.
    Would the science be divided?

  200. Tel

    Thunberg accused leaders of “cheating and fiddling around with numbers” with talk of cutting emissions to ‘net zero’

    Numbers! They’re using numbers again.

    We don’t like numbers … had to leave school to get away from the numbers.

  201. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Those Krauts are in a world of pain. Usually they start eyeing of Poland about now.

    As long as they stay out of Russia.

  202. Tel

    Those Krauts are in a world of pain. Usually they start eyeing of Poland about now.

    Poland should issue a formal request to join the Union and present it to Trump.

    He would not be able to resist.

  203. Roger

    Poland should issue a formal request to join the Union and present it to Trump.

    Have you seen the state of the German armed forces?

    Poland has nothing to worry about.

  204. Tailgunner

    Tiger carrying the torch for our guy,Patton.
    Tragically Epsteined.

  205. Cardimona

    ‘gunner at 5.50 pm – that’s something I remind my daughter of quite frequently.

  206. Mater

    Thunberg accused leaders of “cheating and fiddling around with numbers” with talk of cutting emissions to ‘net zero’

    Numbers! They’re using numbers again.

    We don’t like numbers … had to leave school to get away from the numbers.

    She might be right about about them “cheating and fiddling around with numbers”. After all, didn’t Trump win the Presidency with only 8.7% of the vote.

    Right Wingers are miracle workers when it comes to fiddling the numbers. Nothing is beyond them.

  207. Roger

    I wonder if this due to the economy of Germany collapsing as well?

    Kaufland is multi-national, so presumably their risks are spread.

    I’m more concerned the startling decision is based on new analysis of the Australian retail sector.

    Bad news for the Australian staff.

  208. Tailgunner

    What will Trumps New Alliance look like?
    Central Euros,Italy, England, Brazil, AU’s, Japan, Korea…
    More to come.
    Putin is tracksuited up. China doing its own thing.

  209. Arky

    Panbrake purchased.
    Solid bit of gear.
    Don’t think I could have made something like it easily.

  210. Tailgunner

    Good work,C
    Keep it up.

  211. Tailgunner

    Arky – is it a device to fold/cut metal?
    Panbrake, fkn

  212. Tailgunner

    I’m not googling it. Too fkn tired!

  213. cohenite

    Good article on the IOD, it’s uncontroversial effect on rainfall and droughts in Australia and the more controversial issue as to whether alarmism makes +ve IODs, the drought kind, more frequent; with the usual suspects saying yes and more realistic scientists saying no:

    This presumably means that, despite decades of modelling and billions already spent, there remain significant “modelling inadequacies”. (Have we, dear reader, been duped for years, if not decades?) Nevertheless, such reservations about model integrity and accuracy have not deterred naughty folk in the profession from assuming – and publicly promoting – them.
    Professor Nerilie Abram of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is fond of models. Two quotes from her recent article: Australia’s Angry Summer: This Is What Climate Change Looks Like:
    The catastrophic fires raging across the southern half of the continent are largely the result of rising temperatures…… Of course, unusually hot summers have happened in the past; so have bad bushfire seasons. But the link between the current extremes and anthropogenic climate change is scientifically undisputable.
    Climate change is making Australian wildfires larger and more frequent because of its effects on dryness and fire weather…… The current summer has presented the perfect storm for wildfire. Long-term climate warming, combined with years of drought, colliding with a set of climate patterns that deliver severe fire weather… In the tropical Indian Ocean, one of the most severe positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) events on record played out this year. The unusually cold sea-surface temperatures in the eastern Indian Ocean cut off one of Australia’s critical moisture sources, adding to the ongoing drought in southern parts of the country … Again, climate change is part of the story, because anthropogenic warming is causing positive IOD events to become stronger and more frequent…
    Dr Occam has a different view. He showed earlier there is no evidence in the form of actual data to support the claim that “anthropogenic warming is causing positive IOD events to become stronger and more frequent.” As for modelling outcomes, they are more akin to scenarios or storylines, not predictions. And what precisely is meant by “link”?…

  214. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lawyer X: Former top cop Simon Overland denies trying to ‘rewrite history’

    Remy Varga
    Reporter
    @RemyVarga
    24 minutes ago January 22, 2020

    Former top police officer Simon Overland has denied trying to “rewrite history” in an attempt to distance himself from the recruitment of criminal lawyer Nicola Gobbo as a human source.

    Under cross-examination by Ms Gobbo’s lawyer Rishi Nathwani on Wednesday, Mr Overland told the royal commission into police informants that he had been consistent in his evidence and rejected the assertion he was trying to deflect responsibility for the Lawyer X fiasco.

    Mr Nathwani asked: “Are you rewriting history because you are again trying to distance yourself from the involvement with the initial recruitment of Nicola Gobbo?”

    Mr Overland answered: “No, I think my answers have been consistent with the general evidence I’ve given over a long period of time which was given from my recollection and without the benefit of being able to see any written material.”

    Ms Gobbo, who has been ordered to give evidence at the royal commission, was a high-profile criminal defence barrister who represented underworld heavies such as Tony Mokbel at the height of Melbourne’s gangland wars.

    Her tainted information was used in scores of cases to secure high-profile gangland convictions. Since the scandal emerged, one conviction has been overturned and more are expected to follow.

    As Mr Overland copped a grilling on Wednesday from Renee Enbom SC, who is representing Ms Nixon as well Victoria Police, he conceded it was possible his former boss might have forgotten the high-profile criminal lawyer was recruited as a police snitch at the height of Melbourne’s bloody gangland wars.

    “I mean Christine is suffering from the same difficulty we’re all suffering from,” he said.

    “These events took place a long time ago and we’ve been asked to try and recall what we did and what happened.”

    Mr Overland told the royal commission on Tuesday an entry in a diary he forgot existed indicated he informed Ms Nixon on September 29, 2005, contradicting evidence given by Ms Nixon that she found out when Lawyer X was unmasked as Nicola Gobbo in media reports in December 2018.

    From the Oz. More popcorn, anyone?

  215. cohenite

    The great Jacinta Price on why aboriginals are responsible for their own dysfunction:

    This is an edited extract of a speech Centre for Independent Studies Indigenous research director Jacinta Nampijinpa Price Price will deliver on Thursday in Sydney. For details, call (02) 9438 4377.

  216. Mother Lode

    Trump the world’s ‘leading climate denier’, Turdbull says

    If you are going to condemn him, it would a good idea to correctly articulate what is blameworthy about him: he is a coat strophic global warming sceptic – he is not positing an alternative theory, he is dissatisfied by AGW devotees’ proof.

    But of course that is not blameworthy.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    East Cessnock Bowling Club is the place to be next Monday.

    Fighting for a Cause (Ncl local 9 News)

    Ripper stuff. They are a bunch of Aussie WWE style wrestlers who are doing a charity fundraising for RFS and WIRES. The vid in the first story is excellent, and the photos in the second are glorious. (Disclosure: I haven’t been a WWE watcher since I turned 14.)

    All of which lets me post this wonderful short vid:

  218. areff

    Cohenite,
    That’s Michael Kile’s piece, published at Quadrant. When Facebook runs cut-and-paste pieces, Quadrant loses the clicks. No argument with Dallas, who is keen supporter and good bloke, but excerpts (with a link) on facebook are infinitely preferable.

  219. feelthebern

    Panbrake purchased.

    Straight to the pool room.

  220. feelthebern

    Pity about the Krauts going home.
    We get roped here with food prices.

  221. Infidel Tiger

    Have you seen the state of the German armed forces?

    Poland has nothing to worry about.

    The Salvation Army could conquer Germany before they have finished examining their morning stool.

    They are a Russian vassal state now.

  222. vlad

    I read once that James Lovelock – who’s still alive, by the way; he turned 100 last year – offered to store UK nuclear waste on his own property, which he said he would use to heat his home. (Bury hot stuff in a hole, put water pipes through it and run them around the house; I can’t see why that wouldn’t work with sufficient shielding.) I suspect it was said largely as agit-prop against nuclear-power-phobes.

  223. Nick

    “I mean Christine is suffering from the same difficulty we’re all suffering from,” he said.

    “These events took place a long time ago and we’ve been asked to try and recall what we did and what happened.”

    Bwahahahahahahahahaha. Such a little thing like the Gobbo case just slipped their minds.

  224. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The great Jacinta Price on why aboriginals are responsible for their own dysfunction:

    Wearing red nappies and prancing in the dust, while someone makes farting noises through a hollow stick (h/t Mr Rusty) just doesn’t have a place in the twenty first century?

  225. Top Ender

    A property linked to cancer fraudster Belle Gibson has been raided by Victoria’s Sheriff’s Office in a bid to recoup more than $500,000 of unpaid fines and penalties.

    A warrant was executed on Gibson’s Northcote home on Wednesday, according to Consumer Affairs Victoria, more than two years after she was convicted and fined over claiming to have cured herself of brain cancer through diet, exercise and alternative therapies.

    It later emerged that she never had the disease.

    Despite the former wellness blogger and cook book author reaping hundreds of thousands of dollars from the social media business she built around her personal story, including her popular Whole Pantry lifestyle app, she has so far refused to pay the fine.

    “Consumer Affairs Victoria is committed to recovering the debt Ms Gibson owes the Victorian public and will continue to pursue [her] until it is repaid in full,” said a spokeswoman for the agency.

    She said the warrant covered the seizure and subsequent sale of items belonging to Gibson. It is understood that seized items will be auctioned at a later date.

    and

    Analysis by lawyers for Consumer Affairs Victoria revealed that between 2017 and 2019 she spent $91,000, including $13,000 on clothing, accessories and cosmetics, and enjoyed holidays in Bail and Africa.

    Oz

  226. vlad

    Sounds like the average Israeli eats 36 bags of popcorn a year – one a week or so.

    Mind you, averages can be deceptive. There’s probably half the population eating 72 bags a year – and so on.

    I’m fond of it myself. At home, not at the movies.

  227. Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of that 2007 vid of Trump shaving Vince McMahon’s head in 2007, there’s a bunch of fine ladies in the video too, one being Miss Universe.

    So I have an excuse to add this story from today.

    Tim Tebow Marries Former Miss Universe in South Africa (21 Jan)

    Tebow is an interesting guy, having been a decent NFL quarterback before switching to baseball, where he’s a possible for the major leagues. And he’s a Christian, therefore detested by the Left (which is why Breitbart writes stories about him. 😀 ).

    So this week he’s married a Miss Universe. Well done sir!

    The lady is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from Seth Efrica and seems a fine lady. She gets me to where I’m going, who is Miss Universe 2018: the lady who took over from the now Mrs Tebow.

    Catriona Gray

    Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray (born 6 January 1994) is a Filipino-Australian model, singer, visual artist,[5] and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2018.

    Gray was a student at Trinity Anglican School in Cairns where she was a house captain and a school chorister.[11][12] She received a master’s certificate in music theory from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.[13] In addition, she obtained a certificate in outdoor recreation and a black belt in Choi Kwang-Do martial arts.[14] Furthermore, Gray was lead singer of her school’s jazz band; she also starred in local productions of Miss Saigon. After graduating from high school, she moved to Manila where she worked as a commercial model.[15]

    Holy hotness!

  228. miltonf

    Re Michael Trumble who I presume is still a member of the Liberal Party after not lifting a finger to help his party retain his old seat and seemed to do his best to ensure that ScoMo lost last year. What kind of a political party tolerates a member like that?

    Also re Beryl Gladishocklian’s abortion ambush, someone on this blog predicted this quite a few months before the NSW election in 2018.

  229. struth

    I know Jacinta and she is a brave girl.
    Her mum is a lovely lady.

    She is mostly right but she is not totally right.
    There is also plenty of female on female violence, men on men violence, females bashing men I have seen many times.
    The women come off worse, generallybut they are no angels.
    much of the violence on women can be found to be other women.
    I’m sure KD, Top Ender, ZKA and the like would back me up on this.

    The problem is the welfare and the reps not letting an of them do anything that might make themselves independent of it.
    I despair for her somewhat, as although I like Colin, her husband is quite a lefty, typical immigrant Scotsman……………maybe he has changed by now, but I don’t bring it up with him anymore.
    We used to go to the gym together in Alice, and I tried to fill him in on Australia but he seemed keen to hold on to his inherent socialism.
    She needs clear air.
    Go for a long drive girl…………………………………..

  230. miltonf

    Re Trump and the Liberal Party.

    Howard ‘makes me tremble’
    Fraudenberg ‘a dropkick’

  231. Geriatric Mayfly

    Looking at your link BoN and that pellet of PuO2
    glowing red hot because of radioactive decay, must be an inspiration for the clever energy hunters. As a matter of interest how long could that level of energy output be sustained?

  232. cohenite

    Cohenite,
    That’s Michael Kile’s piece, published at Quadrant. When Facebook runs cut-and-paste pieces, Quadrant loses the clicks. No argument with Dallas, who is keen supporter and good bloke, but excerpts (with a link) on facebook are infinitely preferable.

    Yeah, Dallas has spoilt me and many others with his tireless work in chasing down excellent articles, many paywalled. Space chook in fact, no doubt due to complaints, bans Dallas occasionally and removes all his featured articles.

  233. Mother Lode

    I always got a feeling the Trumble wanted to appear on the world stage as having an understanding of business that other leaders – professional politicians – would do well to listen to.

    He felt certain he would be raised to a prominence far higher than his mere country would do.

    And then Trump turned up, who could buy Trumble with the money that had fallen between the cushions of his sofa. A noted deal maker, a man who seamlessly moved from business to TV to politics. A man who outmanoeuvred the snivelling retail hacks with their endless scheming and manoeuvring, defeated an opponent so comprehensively that she is still seeing stars, who won an election by letting his opponents blow money rather than tipping in some of his own fortune when his campaign ran out and who won ‘bigly’ instead of being saved when a coalition partner picked up a seat on policies other than yours, who has humiliated the partisan press so people believe what he says about them and not vice versa as they try to win people back with increasingly unhinged conspiracy theories, a man who has unshackled the American economy and made it resurgent while he himself was dumbfounded that each solution left the economy unmoved much like a man trying to pick up a mat while he is standing on it – seriously Trumble, you should be really careful about inviting comparisons to Trump.

    Between the two of you, you would come a distant tenth.

  234. egg_

    The Markledashians are reduced to trying to get arrested to make the headlines?
    Sad.

  235. Roger

    I always got a feeling the Trumble wanted to appear on the world stage as having an understanding of business that other leaders – professional politicians – would do well to listen to.

    Yes, and now he’s suffering from attention deficit disorder: ‘Look at me!’

    Hence the new promulgation each week, preaching to the choir.

    Pathetic, really.

  236. A few months ago I made (badly) the observation that making and machining objects was pretty well on the way. But the next revolution was going to be in the assembly of these parts. Most industrial assembly is still done by hand with only a small percentage done by robots etc.
    This short video may help with the point I was trying to make.

  237. Zyconoclast

    Ladbrokes have a Straight Ticket bet on offer.
    Trump to beat….
    Lol Mikey is currently 17/1
    But,fk, picking a winner out of that lot? Lol

    Isn’t But,fk one on the Dem candidates?

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