Tuesday Forum: January 21, 2020

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  1. calli

    Her mental incapacity will start to become more apparent, the more unscripted events she attends.

    At the moment she is carefully stage managed. It will get to the point where she can no longer be used to achieve her handlers’ aims as no one will be buying the older teenager ingenue act. She has about six months left before is becomes ridiculous.

    Then the spiral downwards. More predictable than climageddon.

  2. calli

    Lol. I was hardly malnourished at 17. But then, just about everyone was thin.

    Lardworld is like beer goggles. We see what we’re conditioned to see.

  3. feelthebern

    Greta needs to be in school studying maths & science.

  4. Mother Lode

    Thanks for the reminder about Ros Kelly, BoN.

    Perhaps we could forward that on to Rowe so he can include Ros’ ghost in the background as a reminder that:
    1) There are precedents
    2) That there is no point in making it look like some new Liberal failing because it is more widespread.

    Also:
    3) Including Abbott just adds to the impression that Ben does not really understand what is going on and how it happened.

    No doubt Defec8 will appear soon to tell us that Rowe is a genius – we will be able to take that as confirming my point.

  5. mh

    Greta agrees with you bern.

    But her parents are very strict. World socialism comes first.

  6. Twostix

    What is the logical endpoint of the policies being pushed by Greens? They are demanding a zero emissions society here in Oz. For example, this would inevitably mean:

    In the 80’s and 90’s “greenies” as they were known then were open in saying the world is overpopulated and humans are a “virus” and need to be reduced in number.

    They make up about g alf the party.

    The other half of the party are left over bolsheviks from the same era who want what they’ve always wanted: year zero then unlimited power.

  7. Cassie of Sydney

    Actually…the whole Greta Loonberg saga is child abuse….period. And the UN, Prince Tampon, Dickhead Attenberough, her hard-left socialist Antifa supporting parents and all the rest of the global parasites are complicit in this awful child abuse. Loonberg is a sacrificial lamb and as with all sacrifices…..the ending won’t be pretty. If she reaches the age of thirty…I predict she will convert to the religion of pieces and don a burka….and anyway…that’s Sweden’s future.

    President Trump…without mentioning her name…spoke the only common sense at the Wokefest.

  8. feelthebern

    I regret to inform everyone that news.com.au has decreed Bali is “over” as a tourist destination.
    As it’s on news.com.au, it must be true.

  9. Mother Lode

    PRINCE CHARLES has used a speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) to call for a “revolutionary paradigm shift” in how the world economy works after flying to Davos on a private jet.

    He seems to have missed the paradigm shift where Royalty does not govern people’s lives any more.

    His gift for scientific insight will for overshadowed by his desire to be a feminine hygiene product – considering when that product is used and what he would have ended up covered in – unless he is part of srr’s ‘spirit cooking’ cabal.

  10. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Why the Davros class of sanctimonious crony capitalists are using envirohysteria as a convenient crutch:

    It has become something of a running joke that every year, the international political and business elites hop in their private jets to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss… climate change.

  11. 1735099

    Scotty from Marketing has an interesting take on climate change.
    He says he accepts the science but isn’t prepared to look at emission reduction beyond the existing target because it would be “expensive”.

    Saying that you accept the science of climate change but preventing it is a bit expensive is like saying you accept the science of immunisation but then decide to only inoculate one of your three kids.

    He’s operating at the same level as the anti-vaxers.

  12. Bear Necessities

    Scotty from Marketing has an interesting take on climate change.
    He says he accepts the science but isn’t prepared to look at emission reduction beyond the existing target because it would be “expensive”.

    Saying that you accept the science of climate change but preventing it is a bit expensive is like saying you accept the science of immunisation but then decide to only inoculate one of your three kids.

    He’s operating at the same level as the anti-vaxers.

    Only a life long tax hoover could write a dumb comment like this.

  13. cohenite

    What is the logical endpoint of the policies being pushed by Greens? They are demanding a zero emissions society here in Oz. For example, this would inevitably mean:

    Alarmists are misanthropic commies. Some comments from the abc:

    The nose :
    05 Apr 2012 11:00:28am
    The human race behaves like a parasite on the earth, but in the end the earth will win.
    After we are long gone it will correct itself and revert back to its pristine state.
    The humane race lived in harmony with the environment, for thousands of years, like a benign cancer, but over the last few centuries we have mutated into a full blown aggressive cancer gobbling up the earths resources at an ever increasing rate and causing massive degradation to the environment.
    Like a cancer we don’t care, and we will fight anything that impedes our progress.

    Good Riddance :
    05 Apr 2012 11:25:32am
    What with this kind of apathy
    “As a person who has a passing interest in it”

    combined with denier ignorance the earth is doomed.

    (At least the cancerous human race is).A pity there will be other species negatively impacted.

    § agnes :
    05 Apr 2012 11:47:56am
    Holy hole-in-the-ozone-layer-Batman! I didn’t realise I had posted my thoughts already and called myself ‘Good Riddance’!

    Seriously, though -I couldn’t agree with you more GR. And the sooner the human race departs this poor planet for good, the better off it and all non-human inhabitants will be.

  14. mh

    Saying that you accept the science of climate change but preventing it is a bit expensive is like saying you accept the science of immunisation but then decide to only inoculate one of your three kids.

    Numbers, Australia cannot prevent anything by lowering our emissions.

  15. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I detest Chilla Big Ears (aka Prince Tampon, thanks Cassie) as much as the next person and mark my words, should he ever become King I will quickly and quietly off Pedro FitzSimians so as to assume the mantle of leader of the Ozzie Republicans, but at least the former idiot has one redeeming feature (unlike the latter).

    His hatred of modern arkytecture.

  16. cohenite

    He’s operating at the same level as the anti-vaxers.

    Actually the alarmists are anti-vaccination. The area around Lismore – Byron Bay is alarmist central with the highest level of support for this ideology. It’s also anti-vax central with the lowest rates of vaccination.

    Fuck off and die you bastard.

  17. duncanm

    1735099
    #3299639, posted on January 23, 2020 at 8:39 am
    Scotty from Marketing has an interesting take on climate change.
    He says he accepts the science but isn’t prepared to look at emission reduction beyond the existing target because it would be “expensive”.

    Saying that you accept the science of climate change but preventing it is a bit expensive is like saying you accept the science of immunisation but then decide to only inoculate one of your three kids.

    He’s operating at the same level as the anti-vaxers.

    Numbers – you are an idiot.

    You can accept climate change without believing that reducing emissions is in any way the most efficient or moral way, to address it.

    How about we spend those billions on fixing malaria and providing clean drinking water to the third world instead? It would provide more benefit to humanity.

  18. Bear Necessities

    Greta Thunberg is the best advertisement for attending high school.

  19. duncanm

    The ABC comments just demonstrate their vile hypocrisy.

    If they were that concerned, they’d top themselves rather than living it up in some inner-west enclave while decrying humanity over a decaf latte.

  20. 1735099

    Byron Bay is alarmist central.

    Got any figures to back this up?

    Fuck off and die you bastard.

    Bless you my son……

  21. mh

    ScoMo told Hadley this week that tackling climate change is also building more dams and better land management like fuel reduction.

  22. min

    Numbers most of the politicians say they accept the science , the question is what Science?
    No one unless complete d### heads or have no knowledge of climate history says there is no climate .change. Seeing you are so certain of the science show me the research that proves CO 2 is the culprit.
    BTW a post graduate in Statistics Research and Analysis

  23. Tom

    I regret to inform everyone that news.com.au has decreed Bali is “over” as a tourist destination.
    As it’s on news.com.au, it must be true.

    That would be because, after a few years letting the Chinks set the records, Straya is now back in the Number One slot as the biggest importer of tourists to the little island.

    It’s, of course, standard woke fucktard tribal lore to shitcan Bali because it’s one of the last places on earth where people can go to get away from the nanny states like Australia’s and defiantly ride motorbikes pissed without helmets.

    And the food and the accommodation cost a fraction of what you’d pay in Australia, where you have to put up with snooty hipsters who loathe their jobs running the hotels and restaurants.

  24. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    In the 80’s and 90’s “greenies” as they were known then were open in saying the world is overpopulated and humans are a “virus” and need to be reduced in number.
    They make up about half the party.
    The other half of the party are left over bolsheviks from the same era who want what they’ve always wanted: year zero then unlimited power.

    You don’t have to be some sort of insightful visionary to be able to recognise greenfilthism for what it really is – totalitarian year zero style collectivism.

    What is amusing is the number of greenfilth cretins who are so stupid as to assume they’ll all end up in the nomenklatura, as opposed to being on the receiving end of their glorious year zero style collectivism, good and hard, i.e. starvation, labour camps, re-education, public denunciations, struggle sessions and then an early ignominious and utterly unlamented death.

    The fate that (hopefully and quite deservedly) should await all such ahistorical imbeciles.

  25. Mother Lode

    Actually the alarmists are anti-vaccination.

    For precisely the same reason.

    They don’t grasp science, so they enter into discussion using non-scientific proof like ‘consensus’, tendentious reports where they can go straight to the conclusions at the end without wading through the ‘numbers and stuff’ before it, and a desire sharpened to the point of reflex to credit any theory that punishes the industrious (boo hiss) and promises utopia to the shiftless and stupid.

  26. amortiser

    Re this Bridget McKenzie spending scandal, under what head of power in the Constitution does Federal Govt get to have a Sports Minister?

    It comes under the Claytons power. The power you have when you don’t have a power.

    I first heard of it when I wrote to Barry Cohen, the Ministe for the Arts in the Hawke government back in the 80s asking him what constitutional power he had to legislate for and provide funds for the Australia Council.

    He replied that it came under the implied nationhood power of the constitution. I have called it the Claytons Power ever since.

    The Constitution is no longer the law under which government’s operate, it is just an administrative inconvenience.

  27. Knuckle Dragger

    This afternoon, Prince Charles could invade Europe, fighting at the head of his troops and personally slaughtering hundreds of French, Belgian and German punters before incorporating them into the newly-formed Greater European Co-Prosperity Sphere.

    After which he could point every nuclear thing he had squarely at Putin, and tell him to fuck off and mind his own goddamn business or he’ll hit the button himself.

    Traitors, Antifa and Paki ropists would be hung and gibbeted in the streets. Britain would be secure for the next four centuries.

    But no.

    Instead of drawing comparisons to the warrior Black Prince of the fourteenth century (hi Bird), he will always and forever be Tampon Charlie the eco-freak. If he had any integrity he’d check himself into the nuffy ward for the rest of his life so William could rule as regent when Er Maj pops her clogs.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    Greta Thunberg is the best advertisement for attending high school.

    That’s the problem.
    You go to high school in Australia these days you come out as Greta Thunberg.

  29. dover_beach

    Australian journos and elites are such an atrociously mediocre set.

    Our US correspondents are almost always terrible. Richard Arnold, for instance. Any thoughts, Tom?

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Defec8’

    Ho ho ho.

  31. feelthebern

    Hard to visit Byron Bay anymore.
    You don’t know what you’ll be carrying when you leave the place.
    I have anti-vaxers in my family.
    I have to plan when I see them as I don’t like seeing anyone who is:
    1) pregnant;
    2) has a baby;
    3) going through chemo etc
    for 48 hours after.
    I know it’s overkill, but I would prefer to be safe than sorry.

  32. mh

    Harry will one day be the King’s brother.

    I wonder what his title will be?

  33. feelthebern

    wonder what his title will be?

    Cuck.

  34. calli

    § agnes :
    05 Apr 2012 11:47:56am
    Holy hole-in-the-ozone-layer-Batman! I didn’t realise I had posted my thoughts already and called myself ‘Good Riddance’!

    Seriously, though -I couldn’t agree with you more GR. And the sooner the human race departs this poor planet for good, the better off it and all non-human inhabitants will be.

    You first, agnes.

    Just don’t leave a mess behind for others to clean up.

  35. Old Lefty

    For the record, I counted four climate change sermons on the ABC ‘news’ on line this morning. Another day….

  36. Tom

    Dover, Richard Arnold is your typical media leftard zombie with an added layer of knowall arrogance. It’s standard operating practice for Australian reporters in the US to become parrots for the Democratic Party like 90% of American “journalists”. They’re such timid group-thinkers.

  37. calli

    Charles is the embodiment of the reasons his namesake lost his head.

  38. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Byron Bay’

    That’s just being prudent, bern. Like running yourself through the shower after swimming in the local sewerage pond before a first date.

    Someone described BB the other day here succinctly, and perfectly.

  39. Knuckle Dragger

    Like it, calli.

    Zealotry will never end well. Sooner or later the punters get jack of being lectured to by people who’ve never made any personal sacrifice.

  40. Twostix
    #3299631, posted on January 23, 2020 at 8:33 am

    What is the logical endpoint of the policies being pushed by Greens? They are demanding a zero emissions society here in Oz. For example, this would inevitably mean:

    In the 80’s and 90’s “greenies” as they were known then were open in saying the world is overpopulated and humans are a “virus” and need to be reduced in number.

    They make up about g alf the party.

    The other half of the party are left over bolsheviks from the same era who want what they’ve always wanted: year zero then unlimited power.

    Bang on. Deep greens who pray to trees and mouth foaming totalitarians.

  41. The Constitution is no longer the law under which government’s operate, it is just an administrative inconvenience.

    Also correct.

  42. 1735099
    #3299639, posted on January 23, 2020 at 8:39 am
    Scotty from Marketing has an interesting take on climate change.
    He says he accepts the science but isn’t prepared to look at emission reduction beyond the existing target because it would be “expensive”.

    Saying that you accept the science of climate change but preventing it is a bit expensive is like saying you accept the science of immunisation but then decide to only inoculate one of your three kids.

    He’s operating at the same level as the anti-vaxers.

    Anyone against nuclear power is a science denier.

  43. Knuckle Dragger

    I see Liability Bob still hasn’t given the hat tip to the Betoota Advocate for ‘Scotty from Marketing’.

    Plagiarism must not be frowned upon in this day and age.

  44. Geriatric Mayfly

    I tend to confuse Byron Bay and Nimbin, both being somewhere up there on the coast and habitats for the insulated. Are they by any chance related?

  45. mh

    Infidel Tiger
    #3299691, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:24 am
    Brexit done.

    Arky? Any comment?

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Why hasn’t all travel to and from China been banned?

    Those diseased bastards are going to destroy everything.

  47. min

    Every time Meghan looks in the mirror she is reminded of her father, I have just seen him in profile, maybe a nose job will fixx the problem .
    She has broken off so many relationships , cast offs I am interested in the psychological makeup of this woman that leads to so much damage of others. I observe this behaviour in families where members have no contact and like the queen very little contact with great grandchildren . Not so usual to abandon friends.

  48. Boambee John

    duncanm

    How about we spend those billions on fixing malaria and providing clean drinking water to the third world instead? It would provide more benefit to humanity.

    See the comments from lovers of Their ABC posted by cohenite.

    Those dregs of humanity want as many humans as possible to die as quuckly as possible.

    Unfortunately, despite their hysterical (in both senses of the word) screams for Australia to lead by example in reducing CO2 emissions, they do not wish to lead by example towards the extermination of humanity!

  49. Knuckle Dragger

    The Black Death originated in China.

    Avian flu.

    SARS.

    Swine flu.

    Coronavirus. And so on.

    It’s like having a bucket full to the brim with diarrhoea balanced on a tennis ball on your lounge room floor.

  50. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3299691, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Brexit done.

    Sky falling?

  51. mh

    California and China now have a lot in common.

    Diarrhoea.

  52. feelthebern

    Spring Festival/Chinese New Year starts tomorrow.
    This will take the shine off that.

  53. feelthebern

    Hopefully there is an outbreak of this virus in Davos.

  54. mh

    BoJo is no Theresa May.

    Well done Boris.

  55. MatrixTransform

    Stock price, US$577.50.

    how’s their PE ?

  56. twostix

    I have to plan when I see them as I don’t like seeing anyone who is:
    1) pregnant;
    2) has a baby;
    3) going through chemo etc
    for 48 hours after.
    I know it’s overkill, but I would prefer to be safe than sorry.

    That’s pretty weird given that as an old person you’re not vaccinated either.

  57. feelthebern

    There’s now a 15min lag between the RC hearing & it’s broadcast.
    They are getting really concerned about info getting into the public domain.
    A few times yesterday the RC went “in camera”.

  58. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3299708, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Chinese New Year or Spring Festival or Lunar New Year 2020 falls on Saturday, January 25, 2020. It is a Year of the Rat.

    Rat, flea, black death…

  59. feelthebern

    Not worried about myself.
    Worried about carrying some super virus/disease & starting zombie apocalypse.

  60. lotocoti

    Brexit done.

    This wasn’t the dictatorship of the proletariat the luvvies were looking for.

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    Predictably, the previously undiagnosed Mental Elf card is played: (Hun)

    ‘Former Victoria Police chief Simon Overland held back tears at the Lawyer X Royal Commission as he described the stress of making life or death decisions while fighting organised crime.

    ‘Mr Overland was visibly emotional when discussing the 2003 death of hot dog salesman and drug dealer Michael Marshall, who was shot dead in front of his son in South Yarra.

    ‘Lawyers cross examining the former top cop on Wednesday offered to take another break as the commission resumed after lunch but he declined and moved on with questioning.

    ‘“The nature of the work you do is you deal with death and destruction,” he said.’

    Not quite, you fucking charlatan.

    YOU don’t deal with death and destruction at all. In fact, YOU, having come from the uniformed AFP have yet to see an angry man close up. YOU dealt with sub-optimal macchiatos, and wrestle with how many company directorships you could scam post-retirement.

    You also dealt with the possible political consequences of said death and destruction, which makes it even harder to believe you can’t remember anything about it or how you discussed it or with whom, made no notes about it at all.

    Until you did. Fuck off.

    Death and destruction, and its aftermath is for the plebs.

  62. mh

    It is a Year of the Rat.

    I believe them.

  63. feelthebern

    Now look at the trade deals the UK will do.
    The UK is about to enter into a golden age.

  64. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3299713, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:46 am

    RC worried voters can’t handle the truth?

  65. 8th Dan

    Thanks for the reminder about Ros Kelly, BoN.

    There are indeed precedents.
    The most important one is that Ros Kelly was forced to resign.
    Bridget will soon follow suit.

    And it seems Fat Mo © and Co knew about Bridget’s rorting in advance … another nail in his political coffin. He has already lost the next election.

  66. feelthebern

    I view this pursuit of McKenzie has misogynistic.
    Or does that card only get played when it’s an ALP female?

  67. feelthebern

    & we’re off at the RC.

  68. Mother Lode

    I tend to confuse Byron Bay and Nimbin

    Sir, there is no settling the point of precedency between a louse luvvie and a flea hippy.

    h/t Samuel Johnson

  69. Good morning all.
    I noted a headline that was linked through Facebook from the Age. ‘Pay The Rent’: Invasion Day la da da. Accompanying a picture of Tarneit Williams Onus or whatever her name is.
    A couple of things. Whoever inflated this horrible woman’s ego must be quartered by horse. Second, what rent and who gets the largesse? Thirdly, why is Invasion Day used? Inflammatory, vile and an attempt to rewrite history.
    Every fucking year the country must endure this rubbish. Does very little for ‘reconciliation’, in fact I would go as far and say that more Aboriginal people are repulsed by the actions of so called leaders of blacks. So much so, the leaders get very little traction among those they deign to represent. Except of course the Left media.

  70. MatrixTransform

    If they were that concerned, they’d top themselves rather than living it up in some inner-west enclave while decrying humanity over a decaf latte.

    my thoughts exactly.

    The Numptard should proceed to the nearest volcano and toss itself

    … I mean toss itself in

  71. Geriatric Mayfly

    There’s now a 15min lag between the RC hearing & it’s broadcast.

    Wondered why the time display on the screen was out of kilter. Then, I thought it is not a clock at all, but a lawyers’ fee counter, the dollars ticking over remorselessly in the seconds’ column.

  72. max

    With SARS, the Chinese lied and fudged the figures and failed to respond urgently enough, and they seem to have been doing the same this time. You can believe nothing of what they say about rates of infection. Quarantining a city of 11 million sounds reassuring but it is impossible. It’s winter there now. I’ll bet that doesn’t help with containing respiratory diseases.

  73. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3299726, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:52 am
    I view this pursuit of McKenzie has misogynistic.
    Or does that card only get played when it’s an ALP female?”

    You know the answer to that question Bern.

  74. I also note the mighty Liverpool are 13 points to the betterment of Manchester City with 2 games in hand. Undefeated in the league this season and only one draw. Don’t cock it up lads

  75. feelthebern

    Why are there any redactions for cases of a historical nature?
    Unless there is an ongoing investigation, it all should be in the public domain.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Second, what rent and who gets the largesse?

    We pay the rent. Thirty three billion dollars a year.

  77. Geriatric Mayfly

    Coronavirus. And so on.It’s like having a bucket full to the brim with diarrhoea balanced on a tennis ball on your lounge room floor.

    In line with the point I made the other day; the cheek by jowl existence, in rural areas, of humans and animals. Crispy duck swimming around at the back door on a sea of human effluent, and pork belly ingesting all manner of filth and uppity pathogens at the front entrance.

  78. stackja

    max
    #3299733, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:56 am
    With SARS, the Chinese lied and fudged the figures…

    The Chinese and 1989 Tiananmen Square?

  79. Some History

    Prince Chuck & Greta Loonborg… a meeting of the simple-minded.

    Morning “news” narrative: Pointing out that Chuck has been banging on about the environment for decades and people thought he was loony. Well, it turns out that he was right.

    What a MESS!

  80. Buccaneer

    Bill Shorten used the Scotty from Marketing attempted slur this morning on the Today show, in all honesty you’d have to prefer being scotty from marketing than being Billy the loser. or Bob for that matter…

  81. Yes correct Zulu. If this type of money was thrown about with gay abandon in the private sector, with no positive outcomes, then the board would be sacked. Why aren’t the same conditions applied to the Aboriginal industry?

  82. Geriatric Mayfly

    Pointing out that Chuck has been banging on about the environment for decades and people thought he was loony.

    Loony? He can speak fluent Hollyhock, Tomato, Acqueliga, Radish etc when in full organic mode down at Highgrove.

  83. twostix

    like saying you accept the science of immunisation but then decide to only inoculate one of your three kids.

    That’d be a perfectly rational position to take if you suspect you’re dealing with corrupted and politicized fields of “science” like climate change and the pharma-profit-driven vaccination industry.

    To at least hedge your bets.

  84. Infidel Tiger

    Shorten still thinks he can be PM.

    Stranger things have happened I suppose, but not many.

  85. struth

    So much so, the leaders get very little traction among those they deign to represent. Except of course the Left media.

    Many self declared Aboriginal “leaders” such as a certain Afghan descended soccer player from Alice Springs…………………who actually started a petition to not allow aboriginals to move into his street, would have been killed if he went to certain communities………………such as Elliot.

    Loved and called the “Father of Reconciliation” by the communist MSM.

  86. John64

    feelthebern
    #3299726, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:52 am
    I view this pursuit of McKenzie has misogynistic.
    Or does that card only get played when it’s an ALP female?

    The same thought crossed my mind last night.

    If The Libs similarly went after a real incompetent like The Slovenian Hag or That Wong Chap; the cries of misogyneeee would be deafening.

  87. Geriatric Mayfly

    Jesse Watters: The Democrats have done a lot of dumb things in Trump’s first term but putting Adam Schiff on television for two straight hours might be up there with the dumbest. The man looks like a rotten dandelion. Listening to him is like being in the room when someone’s vacuuming. You just can’t wait for it to stop.

  88. twostix

    I see the west’s multi-billion dollar national chicken-soup-posing-as-anti-virus-medicine stockpiles are expiring again.

    Is it five years already?

    We had better renew those multi-billion dollar subscriptions with Roche, quick!

  89. Mother Lode

    Defec8, I know that Ros was forced to resign.

    Did you think that I was trying to defend McKenzie?

    I was pointing out that it is a bigger problem than that dimwit water-colour dauber Rowe seemed able to comprehend.

    And, indeed, you.

  90. Shy Ted

    Spaminated yesterday so here goes with perhaps no wrongwrite.
    It has long bothered me the games people play with Greta and her diagnosis of autism. Taking a look at her, she’s far more child than young woman and at 17 there’s substantially no ex ual development. All the pics show her to be far smaller than her peers. There are none of the behaviours you normally associate with her age. I reckon she’s got a mild Turner’ Syndrome. Or less likely Kallman Syndrome. Or maybe just a late bloomer. It’ll all come out in due course.

  91. struth

    Got to say………………………………….. I agree with Numbers.
    ????????????????????????????
    But from a different angle.

    Sco Mo is an embarrassment to Australia.

    Fancy believing in a provable hoax by global socialists [communists], bought and paid for by the taxpayers of the west, where China is completely invisible to the Thunbergian Zombies, and then saying, I will not destroy the west.
    Especially when that is exactly what he is doing anyway.
    It’s no different to being in the KGB and refusing to help destroy the west.
    If he believes the bullshit, that western coal mining causes bushfires, should he not act?

    Hey Sco Mo put your insanity where your mouth is.

  92. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    PRINCE CHARLES has used a speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) to call for a “revolutionary paradigm shift” in how the world economy works after flying to Davos on a private jet.

    a shift, but only for the proles

  93. Geriatric Mayfly

    The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jared A. Higgins, died from an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said in a statement obtained by
    There’s a lot of it about ie this ‘accidental overdose.’ Funny thing is, I take 6 pills a day and have not overdosed accidentally once.

  94. stackja

    “Climate Change” out: it’s Global Warming again because it’s more scary
    Who cares about being accurate. The point of being a journalist is to tell people what to do. But after twenty years of propaganda the punters are still not getting the message, so Faye Flam (her real name) thinks it’s time to stop using “climate change” and switch back to “global warming”. Apparently a five year old Yale Study suggests that it’s more scary, and Flam has discovered it just in time to wring a bit more propaganda value out of the Australian fires. “Lucky”. eh?

    She seems to think that a George W Bush adviser tricked the world into using “Climate Change” because it was less scary.

    Let’s Go Back to Calling It Global Warming
    by Faye Flam, Bloomberg Opinion

    Jo Nova

  95. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chicom official C-virus figures, 544 infection, 17 dead

  96. 1735099

    If The Libs similarly went after a real incompetent

    The problem is not incompetence.
    It’s dishonesty.
    Neither is a good thing in politics, but the former is redeemable.
    The latter isn’t, and completely destroys trust.

  97. calli

    Greta has a BMI of 19. Normal.

    Stop buying the “malnourished child” bulldust.

  98. stackja

    Shy Ted
    #3299760, posted on January 23, 2020 at 10:31 am It’ll all come out in due course.

    Will Greta handle the ”due course”.

  99. Nob

    a George W Bush adviser tricked the world into using “Climate Change”

    Breathtaking revisionism. Stalin would be humbled.

    Still, I’d love to see them trash their credibility further by doing a big switcheroo, but not until they’ve had a bitter and protracted public dispute.

  100. Infidel Tiger

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3299768, posted on January 23, 2020 at 10:38 am
    chicom official C-virus figures, 544 infection, 17 dead

    About as trustworthy as their GDP numbers.

    We need a complete and total ban on Chinese travel and Chinese people.

  101. cohenite

    Great expose and summary of the scandal at JCU, the shit-hole which fired Peter Ridd for telling the truth about the GBR. JCU has been shown to be supporting a con-artist academic who has written several papers about ocean acidification which cannot be replicated and are bullshit:

    Something smells fishy at JCU
    The university’s reef claims are found to be incorrect
    James Delingpole

    The minister in charge of education who overseas JCU and who is doing nothing about JCU’s fraudulent science and it’s continued persecution of Ridd at taxpayer expense, is a useless kunt called dan tehan:

    https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=210911

    Telephone:
    (03) 5572 1100
    Fax:
    (03) 5572 1141
    Local Call*:
    1300 131 692

  102. Infidel Tiger

    Alert Bill Shorten: mine collapse in Tassie.

  103. Shy Ted

    I concur, Black Ball. What Jurgen Klopp has done at Liverpool is astonishing. But not yet unprecedented. I would like to acknowledge and thank the ABC for allowing me to use the copyrighted word “unprecedented”.
    My personal theory is that they have to run around faster than the opposition to keep warm due to climate change. I would like to acknowledge and thank the ABC for allowing me to use the copyrighted words “climate change”.
    Liverpool, like Manchester United, were sworn enemies in my youth but you just have to grow up and acknowledge the achievements of someone like Sir Alex. Man U lost again overnight.

  104. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #3299773, posted on January 23, 2020 at 10:43 am

    On 23 December 1901, the Immigration Restriction Act came into law. It had been among the first pieces of legislation introduced to the newly formed federal parliament.

    The legislation was specifically designed to limit non-British migration to Australia.

  105. struth

    Last night I asked Dot to tell me where he thought I was wrong regarding our constitution.

    Section 81 and it’s reference to 51 means the federal government can only draw money from combined revenue [ where the money has to be] for it’s responsibilities as laid out in 51.
    Not for anything it deems fit, and the yarts for example, is not the federal governments responsibilities , and therefore not to be funded by them, until the constitution is changed to allow it by referendum.

  106. struth

    He had no answer except to say that our corrupt High court allows it.

    Anyone else with a good reason as to why they can, it seems , completely ignore the constitution, pork barrelling every conceivable outfit and splashing our cash anywhere?

  107. Geriatric Mayfly

    CHINA ACTS ON VIRUS
    Wear masks or face charges: new China order
    All 11 million Wuhan residents have been ordered to wear masks in public or face criminal charges

    Vilus velly tiny. Chink in mask no good.

  108. Infidel Tiger

    Struth you are dealing with a libertarian.

    This is a subset of humans who believe bestiality would be righteous if the animal were able to give consent. And they are working on that, believe me.

  109. John64

    Via Blot; perfect logic that a leftist couldn’t argue with:

    Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has warned that the $500 million in bushfire donations risks becoming a shambles unless governments step in to scrutinise the charity spending.

    Reader Kim suggests a simple solution, if the cause of the fires is what warmists insist:

    I suggest that you immediately start a campaign to collect donations to stop future bushfires on the basis that all of the money raised will be used to buy international carbon credits which will as we are told reduce the temperature of the planet and also stop future bushfires in Australia.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    Struth you are dealing with a libertarian.

    This is a subset of humans who believe besti ality would be righteous if the animal were able to give consent. And they are working on that, believe me.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Miner missing after earth collapse at Tasmania’s Henty gold mine

    Matthew Denholm
    Tasmania Correspondent
    @MatthewRDenholm
    45 minutes ago January 23, 2020
    No Comments

    A miner is missing underground after a collapse in a Tasmanian gold mine.

    Police and emergency services are at the Henty Gold Mine on the West Coast, after the alarm was raised by co-workers at 4am on Thursday.

    “The worker was reported missing about 4am after his colleagues could not make communications contact with him,” said Tasmania Police in a statement.

    “(They) entered the area he was working in, about 20 minutes descent underground. The three men found a section of earth collapsed and were unable to locate their colleague.

    “They went back to the surface and raised the alarm. When they deem it safe the mine’s rescue team will commence searching.”

    Work Safe Tasmania and the Mines Inspector had been notified, said Tasmania Police, which is expected to reveal more detail later on Thursday.

    The gold mine, near Queenstown, was closed in 2014 but reopened in 2016-17.

    From the Oz. Standby the private jet…

  112. areff

    then decide to only inoculate one of your three kids

    Statistically, based on personal experience, only one child in three is not especially annoying. Rewarding the nice, quiet and polite one with a health-giving jab seems entirely fair.

  113. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3299776, posted on January 23, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Alert Bill Shorten: mine collapse in Tassie.

    Who can forget Bill digging Todd and Brant out with his bare hands and struggling to the surface carrying the burly miners on his back.
    A modern day Simpson’s donkey.

  114. Shy Ted

    What the well-dressed Cat about town will be wearing from now on.
    Luckily it’s all done with mirrors and computer animation, it’s not real.

  115. John64

    The former Aardvark of Beaconsfield is only interested in putting in an appearance if it will advance his career prospects.

    Plus he might find it hard to score a ride on Dick Pratt’s private jet these days.

  116. 8th Dan

    Shorten still thinks he can be PM.

    Correct. Albo needs to engineer Shorten’s exit from parliament asap. (BIRM)

  117. struth

    True IT, but if I say it’s constitutionally black and white, dot will do all he can to call bullshit.
    And I give him credit with at least perusing the document.

    I’m hoping someone else can point out my failure in comprehending the simple, easy to read constitution , correctly.

  118. Leigh Lowe

    Memories fade (which is the VikPol motto, incidentally).
    Didn’t Bill Short’un save the miners from a Young Labor camp?

  119. stackja

    National Weather Service warns of falling iguanas

    (CNN)As the coldest air of the season spreads across the Eastern US, even some southern states are feeling the chill.

    From Louisiana to the Carolinas, even down through Florida, temperatures are averaging 10 to 15 degrees below normal.
    Freeze warnings and hard freeze warnings are in effect across Florida and Georgia through Wednesday morning.
    Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Miami issued a rare forecast regarding cold temperatures but it was for iguanas. Yes, you read that correctly.
    I – guan – as
    “Don’t be surprised if you see iguanas falling from the trees tonight,” tweeted the Miami National Weather Service office.

    NWS Miami
    @NWSMiami
    Jan 21 – This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 40s. Brrrr! #flwx #miami

    Eric Blake 🌀
    @EricBlake12
    Verification of the @NWSMiami
    iguana warning! That boy ain’t going nowhere… young one couldn’t take it (might be dead)

  120. Top Ender

    Thanks for the link Cohenite…I have a Spectator sub but it takes at least 10 days to get to Darwin via Oz Post.

    Here is the complete article – it’s paywalled.

    Something smells fishy at JCU
    The university’s reef claims are found to be incorrect
    James Delingpole

    18 January 2020

    Do you remember the shocking scientific study about how baby fish in our polluted oceans now actually prefer eating plastic microbeads to their natural diet? It was reported everywhere from the Times and the Washington Post to the BBC and, very likely, the ABC too. Our media, as we know, just loves a nice, juicy, ‘it’s all our fault and we are not worthy to live on this fragile earth’ environmental disaster story.

    What you’re much less likely to have come across, though, is the subsequent correction. That original 2016 story wasn’t just bunk, it was positively fraudulent. The paper — by a Swedish team led by Dr Oona Lönnstedt of Uppsala University — was found to be so riddled with errors that it was officially retracted. Lönnstedt herself was found by a university disciplinary committee to have ‘fabricated the results.’

    But the scandal didn’t end there: it has just got bigger — and moved closer to home, with the exposure of a number of similarly dubious studies, published by the prestigious Coral Reef Centre at James Cook University (JCU).

    The investigating team of seven scientists that has exposed the alleged misconduct is the same one that rumbled Lönnstedt’s dodgy ‘baby fish prefer plastic junk food’ paper. Led by Timothy Clark, an aquatic physiologist from Victoria’s Deakin University, they examined eight JCU studies on the effect of climate change on coral reef fish — one of them authored by Lönnstedt — and found 100 per cent replication failure. That is, none of the findings of the original eight studies was found to be correct.

    Clark et al.’s paper, based on three years’ research involving more than 900 fish from six species, and published in Nature last week, is titled ‘Ocean acidification does not impair the behaviour of coral reef fishes.’ This provides an invaluable and timely correction to the notion, widely promulgated in the media, that ocean acidification is the second most disastrous environmental threat facing the planet after climate change.

    Though Clark et al. don’t actually disprove the existence of ‘ocean acidification’ per se, they do debunk several of the scare stories surrounding it. They find, contrary to the claims in eight published JCU studies, that high CO2 concentrations do not cause small reef fish to: lose their ability to smell predators — or even to become attracted towards the scent of predators; become hyperactive; lose their tendency automatically to swim either left or right; develop impaired vision.

    Yes, it might sound trivial — does it really matter, in the great scheme of things, whether or not small fish behaviour is marginally affected by carbon dioxide? But it is, of course, the drip, drip, drip of these seemingly reputable scientific studies, eagerly and relentlessly reported in the media, which make looming environmental catastrophe so credible in the public’s imagination. After all, those expert scientists in their white lab coats: they’d never lie to us if the threat weren’t real, would they?

    Except, of course, they would. This was something President Eisenhower predicted in his 1961 Farewell Address to the Nation, when he warned that ‘the prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded.’ He was talking about the US, but the phenomenon is now worldwide: a vast, global Climate Industrial Complex — costing taxpayers in excess of $1.5 trillion a year — is distorting research and corrupting honest science. After all, if much of the available government grant money is there for scientists who can prove that climate change is a problem it makes strong financial sense to steer your studies towards the ‘right’ side of the argument, even if it means torturing the data till it screams.

    The JCU scandal is a tremendous vindication for former professor of physics turned whistleblower, Dr Peter Ridd, who was fired by the university in 2018 after forty years of service. Officially, this was for ‘academic misconduct’. In truth, it was because he had publicly criticised JCU’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies for producing science which was not ‘properly checked, tested or replicated.’ Ridd was subsequently awarded AU$1.2 million for unfair dismissal, a court decision that JCU is now contesting.

    Ridd’s particular beef was with JCU’s scare studies about the Great Barrier Reef, on which he had published numerous scientific papers demonstrating that reports of its imminent demise were either ‘plain wrong or greatly exaggerated.’ The university preferred to back the scaremongers on its staff, perhaps because they were more numerous, or because their papers attracted more media attention and grant funding.

    But the latest revelations have left JCU little choice but to act. Last year it appointed a panel of ‘eminent academics’ to look for evidence of misconduct in the work done at JCU by Lönnstedt when she was there as a PhD student between 2010 and 2014. Now it will come under pressure to investigate her three PhD supervisors, five of whose papers were found severely deficient in the recent Clark et al. study.

    While there is no direct evidence of fraud, there is, says Ridd, ‘considerable evidence of very lax scientific standards such as the lack of videoing of behavioural experiments… Combined with a 100 per cent replication failure rate, it is clear that there was not an institutional culture of high scientific standards and integrity at the JCU ARCCoE.’

    Ridd is now demanding that the ‘highest officers of the University’ who failed to investigate possible fraud should be severely disciplined, as an example to other universities; and that if they’re not, then science funding bodies such as the Australian Research Council should withdraw all financial support.

    He is right to seek redress. But those dodgy papers from Uppsala and JCU may be just the tip of the iceberg. Whether it’s vanishing Golden Toads in Costa Rica, frogs changing sex because of the herbicide Atrazine or bees being wiped out by neonicotinoids, so many of the environmental scare stories we see in the media turn out, on closer examination, to be based on the most dubious of research.

    As the saying goes: ‘a lie is half way round the world before the truth has got his boots on.’ Perhaps nowhere is this truer than in the hysterical, overpromoted, cash-drenched field of environmental science.

  121. Megan

    Any Victorian farmers looking for their topsoil will find a significant amount of it in our pool and on our deck. Come and get it!

  122. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Front page of the Telegraph:

    “UN warns waves of climate change refugees on way

    Growing crisis The United Nations has warned the world to prepare for millions of climate change refugees as it ruled countries can no longer force deportation of asylum seekers if their home countries are under environmental threat.”

    It’s good work if you can get it. The UN directors – despotic, murderous, syphilitic, black tyrants running African backwaters – will rob you blind coming and going. Coffee Annan was one of the best worst examples – son of a tribal chief whose heirs sold darkies as slaves to medieval death cultists, who ignored UN peace keepers having a jolly good time roping young women wherever they landed, and who wheeled his son in to some scam which made him plenty, as a UN accredited supplier or some such.

    These are the ignorant palookas making up the rules they expect their betters to observe.

  123. Roger

    …the [indigenous] leaders get very little traction among those they deign to represent.

    Has been that way since Pemulway incited murderous attacks on the early settlers of Sydney.

    After he was shot the indigenous folk presented his head to Governor King by way of apology for his rampages.

  124. 8th Dan

    unprecedented

    The new buzzword from Fat Mo ©.
    To try to fend off the fact that he ignored all the warnings he was given about the impending bushfire disaster long before it occurred … and that he took Jen and the kids to Hawaii in the middle of the actual bushfire disaster.

    “resilience” has been quietly dropped from the lexicon … not even used for the drought, which he and his government have still not properly addressed.

  125. stackja

    NSW RFS Major Fire Updates
    EMERGENCY WARNING – Adaminaby Complex bush fire (Snowy Monaro LGA) 2020-01-23 11:17
    Posted: 2020-01-23 11:17
    An emergency warning is place for the Adaminaby Complex bush fire burning to the north and north-west of Adaminaby.

    Current Situation

    Fire activity is increasing.
    Strong north-westerly winds are being experienced and the fire is spreading quickly towards the area of Adaminaby.
    The fire may reach the Adaminaby area this afternoon.
    Advice

    Areas including Shannons Flat, Ashvale, Anglers Reach, Old Adaminaby and Bobeyan Road may come under threat.

  126. Zyconoclast

    On Having Whiteness

    Donald Moss will discuss whiteness as a condition one first acquires and then one has–a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which “white” people have a particular susceptibility. He describes the condition as being foundational, generating characteristic ways of being in one’s body, in one’s mind, and in one’s world: Parasitic whiteness renders its hosts’ appetites voracious, insatiable, and perverse; these deformed appetites particularly target non-white people; and, once established, these appetites are nearly impossible to eliminate. Effective treatment requires a combination of psychological and social-historical interventions, which can reasonably aim only to reshape whiteness’ infiltrated appetites – to reduce their intensities, to redistribute their aims, and to occasionally turn those aims toward the work of reparation. When remembered and represented, the ravages caused by the chronic condition can function either as a warning (“never again”) or as a temptation (“great again”). Memorialization alone, therefore, is no guarantee against regression. There is not yet a permanent cure.

  127. Johno

    Fire in Pialligo ACT has been burning since about 4pm yesterday. I know that area it is,essentially, a grass fire, they have 15 fire trucks there and they now say it is contained, but still dangerous. This type of fire is handled by blokes on the back of Hilux and Land Rover utes. What do they do?

  128. Top Ender

    MICHAEL MANSELL: BRUCE PASCOE IS NO ABORIGINAL
    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
    January 23, 2020 7:08am

    Why do so many ABC presenters insist on believing Pascoe is Aboriginal and defend him? Don’t they realise they’re publicly confirming that their opinions have nothing to do with reason and everything with partisanship?:

    The Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania has intervened in the debate over author Bruce Pascoe, saying it does not believe he has indigenous ancestry and should stop claiming he does.

    ALCT chairman Michael Mansell told The Australian that Professor Pascoe’s claims to indigenous heritage had been rejected by ­Aboriginal people in three states and he had failed to demonstrate any First Nation ancestry.

    Add that to this:

    Pascoe’s Boonwurrung link is denied by lawyer Jason Briggs, Chairman of the Boonwurrung Land & Sea Council:

    “To the best of our knowledge and research, we do not accept Mr Bruce Pascoe as possessing any Boonwurrung ancestry whatsoever.

    “We have a sophisticated (and utilised in a recent Federal Court of Australia matter) ancestral database of all peoples/families who can rightfully claim to be of Boonwurrung (aka Bunurong) descent.

    “The BLSC has never accepted or recognised Mr Pascoe’s claims to be of the Boonwurrung community… There is no compelling evidence whatsoever to support his claims of holding such an identity and we refute his claims of any ancestral link to Boonwurrung (aka Bunurong) people…”

    Pascoe’s claim to being Yuin is denied by Josephine Cashman, an inaugural member of the Prime Minister’s indigenous advisory council:

    Josephine Cashman
    @Josieamycashman
    Bruce Pascoe is not Aboriginal. My son is Yuin and his father doesn’t know who is. 0ur communities find this offensive. Shame!

    Pascoe’s response:

    Professor Pascoe said he had already addressed the ­accusations.

    Well, no, he hasn’t really. Bruce, just tell us which of your ancestors were Aboriginal, because genealogical records suggest that every single one of them was of English descent.

    The bizarre story of Pascoe’s search for an Aboriginal ancestor is here.

    But it’s the fact that alleged “Right wingers” like me first called out Pascoe that stops many on the Left from agreeing that he really is a white man, and not just by complexion. They defend Pascoe not because truth is on his side but because he’s of the Left. He may not be of an Aboriginal tribe but he’s of the Left’s tribe, and thus must be defended against all the evidence.

    This involves now accusing even Michael Mansell of being a tool of the Right – a totally bizarre claim to anyone who’s ever met or followed Mansell, who used to flaunt his “passport” from the Aboriginal Provisional Government:

    The veteran Tasmanian Aboriginal activist earlier on Wednesday issued a three-page statement on the issue, accusing “journalists of the left” of failing to see past the role of right-wingers, such as Mr Dutton and journalist Andrew Bolt, in raising questions about Professor Pascoe’s Aboriginality.

    “To imply that we are motivated to fall in line with a right-wing political attack is a disgraceful ­attempt to undermine our integrity as responsible representatives of our people,” Mr Mansell said.

    The Left’s defence of Pascoe shows how little facts now count in the big debates. Tribalism rules, and nowhere more than on “our” ABC, the national broadcaster, which is still committed to running a two-part documentary starring Pascoe and explain his preposterous theory that pre-colonial Aborigines were farmers who lived in “houses” in “towns” of “1000 people” . I find this contempt for truth scary.

    And check out Marcia Langton, an academic now advising the Morrison Government on race relations. What’s here commitment to evidence and truth?

    Professor Langton, the foundation chair in Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne, told National ­Indigenous Television that Professor Pascoe’s Aboriginality was ­“settled”.

    “We all know that it is very difficult for some Aboriginal people to prove they are Aboriginal ­because of lack of records … members of the family lying because of shame about having Aboriginal ancestry, because of hatred,” she said.

    Link

  129. Johno

    A few clumps of trees, but still just a grass fire.

  130. Roger

    This type of fire is handled by blokes on the back of Hilux and Land Rover utes. What do they do?

    Well, they start off by completing a risk assessment form in triplicate and then…

  131. calli

    More on the half-wit that is Donald Moss.

    He is a founding member of The Green Gang, a group of psychoanalysts and scientists addressing the issue of climate-change denial.

    A racist and a greenie. Amazing!

  132. Dr Faustus

    In Relevance Deprivation news:

    Malcolm Turnbull attacks Scott Morrison’s handling of the bushfire crisis as ‘not how a prime minister should act’

    “Everybody knew we’re in a very dry time, and as a consequence, the fire season was likely to be very bad,” Mr Turnbull said.

    “So rather than doing what a leader should do, and preparing people for that, he downplayed it and then of course chose to go away on holiday in Hawaii at the peak of the crisis.

    “It’s just not consistent with the way in which [a] prime minister would or should act.”

    How a Potentially Great PM would have done things:

    Cyclone Marcus: Turnbull sends thoughts five days after storm hit Darwin

    Poor Mal, stuck in London waiting for the invite to Davos for a Greta Selfie Opportunity
    Must be lost in the mail.

  133. stackja

    calli
    #3299813, posted on January 23, 2020 at 11:31 am

    A Donald Moss gathers much rolling cash?

  134. twostix

    Malcolm Turnbull attacks Scott Morrison’s handling of the bushfire crisis as ‘not how a prime minister should act’

    Who is worse? Turnbull or the people who backed him and worked overtime here and there in the party to oust Tony Abbott to install him against the people’s wishes?

    What terrible judgment!

  135. Top Ender

    Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam

    On the 22nd of January 1943, HMAS Patricia Cam was sunk by a Japanese floatplane near the Wessel islands. Based in Darwin, Patricia Cam was mainly used to transport supplies to small communities, military outposts and Coastwatchers during WWII.

    Whilst en-route to the Wessel islands, HMAS Patricia Cam was spotted by a Japanese floatplane, which proceeded to bomb the ship. The first bomb exploded on the hold, killing one sailor and causing the ship to sink within a minute. A second bomb killed another sailor and two of the passengers.

    The floatplane then proceeded to make several strafing runs before landing near the survivors. After failing to encourage the survivors to surrender, one of the crew was captured at gunpoint and flown to Dobo in the Aru islands where he was interrogated before being executed. This man, Reverend Leonard Kentish, was the only Australian to be captured in Australian territory.

    All but two of the remaining survivors escaped on a liferaft. The liferaft drifted for 15 hours before coming to an islet off Guluwuru where the survivors swam ashore. Fires lit by the survivors was spotted by natives who rendered assistance, and paddled the ship’s captain to the Marchinbar Island radar station where he successfully called for help. The survivors were rescued by HMAS Kuru on the 29th of January.

    Courtesy of On This Day – Australian Military History

    Note: was a small engine-powered vessel commonly known as a lugger.

  136. calli

    He may be Bold, but he ain’t Beautiful, Stacks. 😁

  137. Infidel Tiger

    What odds that Turnbull and Rudd end up together in a lesbian relationship?

  138. Old School Conservative

    The problem is not incompetence.
    It’s dishonesty.

    Numbers has been reading this blog for so long he now sounds like a rational analyst.
    Yes, it is dishonest to gouge taxpayers far in excess of what they should be paying.
    Yes it is dishonest to splurge that excess money in a way that brings votes to the government.
    We should go back to the Constitution and only spend taxpayers money on “nationhood powers” like defence, quarantine, and concilliation and arbitration.

    Use the unspent money to pay off our national debt and then give it back to taxpayers.
    Let the States fight for population through lowering their taxes too.

  139. calli

    Who will be the “bloke”?

  140. Roger

    Professor Pascoe said he had already addressed the ­accusations.

    Well, no, he hasn’t really. Bruce, just tell us which of your ancestors were Aboriginal, because genealogical records suggest that every single one of them was of English descent.

    A DNA test would confirm any biological links to indigenous people.

    But in law Pascoe would still have to have the acceptance of the elders of the various groups he claims a connection to, which at present he doesn’t have.

    Langton should know this.

  141. twostix

    Growing crisis The United Nations has warned the world to prepare for millions of climate change refugees as it ruled countries can no longer force deportation of asylum seekers if their home countries are under environmental threat.”

    It’s nice of them to warn us that we’d better get our border defences up and ready and not let these fake refugees anywhere near the insides of our countries.

    More islands, more boats and more restrictions. OSB must be enshrined in the constitution.

  142. Dr Faustus

    In Go Quietly Into That Good Night news:

    Bill Shorten
    @billshortenmp

    Delivering carrots for wildlife with the Mogo Aboriginal Land Council at the Boomerang Centre

    Heartwarming.
    He’s either worried about preselection, or keeping his place in the If, For Example, Something Should Happen to Albo queue.

  143. Old School Conservative

    where he was interrogated before being executed.

    One can only imagine the horror.

  144. twostix

    We had the ABC by the balls for a brief minute during the Abbott reign.

    Then right at the critical moment, when it appeared we were about to get some action Turnbull did this and scuppered any change entirely.

    Turnbullians applauded!

    Complete lunatics.

  145. Des Deskperson

    It doesn’t seem to be widely know, but a state visit to Australia by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is scheduled for some time in the next few weeks.

    It seems there have been discussions among government advisers as whether it would be wise to postpone the visit, given its potential to worsen the internal woes for the Morrison Government in the present, err, climate.

    Indonesia is, of course, a very important regional neighbour, it’s Widodo’s first visit after the 2019 Indonesian elections and there may be excellent reasons why the visit has to take place as scheduled – although I’m not aware of any.

    On the other hand, discussions with Indonesia which would inevitably involve development aid – currently around $300 million pa – are likely to get up the nose of fire victims and the people who claim to support them. Most lefties hate Indonesia and the ABC has been a particular shill for West Papuan Independence. Also, Morrison, IIRC, cancelled a state visit to India because of the bushfire cries.

    Anyway, we will see. If I were Morrison, I’d go ahead with the visit as planned.

  146. twostix

    Delivering carrots for wildlife with the Mogo Aboriginal Land Council at the Boomerang Centre

    What language is this?

  147. Megan

    where he was interrogated before being executed.

    One can only imagine the horror.

    Also proving the remaining survivors right in refusing his attempts to get them to surrender.

  148. struth

    UN warns waves of climate change refugees on way

    Growing crisis The United Nations has warned the world to prepare for millions of climate change refugees as it ruled countries can no longer force deportation of asylum seekers if their home countries are under environmental threat.”

    Isn’t this from 2005?

  149. twostix

    What odds that Turnbull and Rudd end up together in a lesbian relationship?

    They’re both living in New York.

    Imagine a country whose “leaders” run it into the ground then go live in another country as a matter of routine.

  150. twostix

    The Australian Commonwealth is a bad joke at this point. 100 years ago people were a bit stupid when they let it be put it together like this.

  151. Dr Faustus

    Albanese on the front foot against spin and a crumbling wicket:

    Anthony Albanese pledges to keep Australia Day on January 26

    Anthony Albanese has pledged to keep Australia Day on January 26,

    …with obligatory backstop…

    but wants to do more to make indigenous Australians feel more included in the divisive national holiday.

    Bold.
    Bold, but nuanced.

    Why is this great man not at Davos?

  152. John64

    Reminding one’s self of what an unprincipled grub of an opportunist Mick Trumble is may be considered superfluous; but here’s an extract from an interview he gave while PM in the aftermath of the 2018 Tathra bushfire (h/t Michael Smith):

    JOURNALIST:
    Prime Minister, Richard Di Natale said that this fire was caused by government inaction on climate change. What do you have to say?

    PRIME MINISTER:
    Look, I’m disappointed that the Greens would try to politicise an event like this. I mean this has been shocking destruction of property, as we’ve just said. Thank heaven there have been no lives lost, but that’s a great tribute to the community, to the firefighters, to all of that preparation and resilience. But this is not the time to politicise a disaster like this.

    JOURNALIST:
    Prime Minister, is there any impact from climate change in these sort of events?

    PRIME MINISTER:
    David, as you know very well, you can’t attribute any particular event, whether it’s a flood or fire or a drought or a storm, to climate change. We are the land of droughts and flooding rains. We’re the land of bushfires. Nature hurls her worst at Australians, always will and always has, often unpredictably. We were just talking about the spotting. Mark was just making the point that I observed earlier; we saw from the air how the fire had not just leapt over a river, but had leapt over streets of houses, apparently without any damage and then landed on a group of houses which had been burned out. So, you can see how unpredictable it is. But clearly this is an environment, we have an environment, which has extreme,. Bushfires are part of Australia. as indeed are droughts and floods.

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    Malcolm Turnbull attacks Scott Morrison’s handling of the bushfire crisis as ‘not how a prime minister should act’

    If Mal put a cork in it he’d stop breathing out world-destroying gas and he’d also spare our ears.
    No flying around the world now Mal, that would be dishonouring Gaia and Greta.
    I hope he bicycles back from Davos, then canoes to Darwin.

  154. struth

    Imagine a country whose “leaders” run it into the ground then go live in another country as a matter of routine.

    And even if base is Australia, it’s only for part of the year…………….Relly run/Christmas.

  155. Geriatric Mayfly

    the ABC has been a particular shill for West Papuan Independence.

    Another of their causes from the Green handbook. Remember that Green horror Kerry Nettle being quite bonkers on this issue, and even parading near naked WP indigenes down an Oz winter streetscape to make some obscure point. ABC cameras rolling as if by coincidence.

  156. EvilElvis

    Not sure if it’s been raised yet, but WOWEEE!!! Isn’t the new Australia Day commercial a real bringing the country together effort. Fuckheads.

  157. Infidel Tiger

    They’re both living in New York.

    Imagine a country whose “leaders” run it into the ground then go live in another country as a matter of routine

    As a matter of principle I think all failed public figures should be exiled, but it does show that these two bitter lezzos always hated Australia.

    Two humble suggestions.

    1. All failed leaders to be exiled or to perform quite public service until death.
    2. No foreign born may ever run for elected office or work in the public service except front line health, fire, police or ADF.

  158. struth

    Who said on this blog yesterday to challenge any pollie talking about carbon reduction to go all out in their own electorate and show us how it’s done.

    Onto something there.

  159. Infidel Tiger

    What’s that swine flu spewing CCP agent Gladys Liu doing for Oz Day?

  160. Roger

    Reminding one’s self of what an unprincipled grub of an opportunist Mick Trumble is…

    Morrison should pen a response for the papers and include some select quotations from Maladroit.

  161. struth

    If you have a look at the add, the Sekes and Asians are happy, the white man is sorry and the abo is devastated…………………………………..

  162. struth

    Morrison should

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahaha

    you’re a funny guy.

  163. Bruce of Newcastle

    Growing crisis The United Nations has warned the world to prepare for millions of climate change refugees as it ruled countries can no longer force deportation of asylum seekers if their home countries are under environmental threat.”

    Why bother when the world is ending in 4 years?
    Michael Moore: We’re Done in Four Years if We Don’t Fix Climate Change
    For him maybe, since a coronary in the next 4 years would be quite likely, I should think.

  164. Mark A

    I didn’t know that. (A bit Off topic)

    The Audubon Society Was Originally Founded In Reaction To?

    Answer: Women’s Hats

    This is what real conservation is or should be about.

    Although we’re quite familiar with the concept of endangered species today and the idea that we can hunt an animal to extinction, for most of human history, the idea that humans could put any dent at all in the vast abundance of nature was a foreign one.

    So foreign, in fact, that when it became highly fashionable in the late 19th century for women to wear hats appointed with hundreds of feathers and/or whole taxidermied birds, nobody batted an eye at killing millions of birds to meet the demand for the morbid hats. If millions seems a tad hyperbolic, consider this: in the 1890s, it was common for hat makers in London and other major cities to place single orders for 400,000 feathers at once and high-value feathers were frequently auctioned off in astounding numbers. A 1902 auction in London included a massive lot of heron feathers that required nearly 200,000 herons to provide.

    Ornithologists and bird lovers alike around the world started to take notice. Although the bird trappers, traders, and hat makers acted as though the bird supply was inexhaustible, it clearly wasn’t and there were dozens of species around the world at risk of extinction with the hat fashion craze as a direct cause. As a result of the hats and their impact on the global bird population, George Bird Grinnell, then editor of the magazine Forest and Stream, founded the precursor to the modern Audubon Society (named after famed ornithologist and bird painter John James Audubon). Although the society would not formally incorporate until 1905, the first group already had 39,000 members within a year of Grinnell forming it.

    The Audubon Society had a far reach and thanks to the influence of Boston area socialites Harriet Hemenway and her cousin Minna Hall as well as President Theodore Roosevelt, the tide of public opinion turned on the ornate feather-bedecked hats. Many U.S. states adopted laws against the hunting of birds for plumage and the trading of plumage, effectively putting an end to the craze.

  165. Arky

    mh
    #3299694, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:27 am
    Infidel Tiger
    #3299691, posted on January 23, 2020 at 9:24 am
    Brexit done.

    Arky? Any comment

    ..
    Fantastic if they don’t negotiate away most of their sovereignty in the next year.
    Almost makes up for Boris being a floopy dog faced moron on most other things.
    If he prioritises USA over dirty frogs and homicidal copraphilic Krauts we will know for sure.

  166. Dr Faustus

    In Defender of the Faith news:

    On February 25 last year, Senator McKenzie announced $35,980 for the Wangaratta Clay Target Club from the Community Sports Infrastructure Grant program to assist with the installation of new toilets and amenities.

    She made the funding announcement alongside Nationals candidate Mark Byatt who was contesting the seat of Indi in Victoria’s north-east, then held by independent MP Cathy McGowan.

    Like a cat, Albo is straight onto it:

    “This is just red hot. This is just a rort. It fails the pub test. It fails every test,” he told Adelaide radio station FIVEaa. […] this goes to fundamental integrity and faith in politics.

    Faith in politics?

  167. twostix

    Federations only “work” – as in don’t become all powerful central governments -when the citizenry is armed and the “top” government is always at risk of being abolished and has to continually plead and beg to be allowed to continue its existence.

    Our idiot forefathers thought they could put together a utopian peaceful federation that has a UK style parliament with a US style political landscape without any of the necessary good bits of either (UK with 1000 years of tradition and history, US with guns and a culture of grass roots political aggression).

    Howard was the perfect specimen of that thought when he robbed us of the last vestiges of gun culture and explained that we were going to embrace the American political culture without the only thing that stops the American system from devolving into a crushing top-down tyranny – the constant threat of organised grass roots violence.

    He did it because like a prototypical bugman he wanted to crush organised labour and thought the working classes – who overwhelmingly who owned the guns in urban Australia – might get a bit too agitated as he attempted to institute his little neoliberal zero labour law, mass immigration revolution (breaking opposition via the military if necessary).

  168. candy

    Shorten still thinks he can be PM.
    Stranger things have happened I suppose, but not many.

    Shorten still has name recognition and associated with Labor leadership.
    Albanese seems a timid chap.

  169. Helen

    Here is something fun. I’ m good in the less complex but less so in the threes and fours. There is obviously a technique, to concentrate on one colour and not be distracted by the others and the starting pint is critical too. Once that control is adhered to it would be easier.

    Mitch M you and someone else were talking about how the eye sees and learns the other day and how a fortnight away from training allows in rust on a fighter pilots abilities. Captain reckons it is dependent on experience, too, up to 1,200 hours two weeks away for a helicopter mustering pilot sees deterioration, around 5,000 + hours quite a few weeks can pass before deterioration, but you have learnt better to exercise caution at this hour rate so it is not nearly as risky coming back.

    When I was driving a bull catcher, after a while I found that time stood still or at least very slow motion in critical situations and it seemed there was all the time in the world to make decisions and act/react. Yet as a beginner it was all a reactionary fog.

    Like a baby learning to balance and comprehend that the world works better when upside down is viewed as right way up, much can be learned, with experience application and repetition.

  170. struth

    the pressure is mounting as UN agenda 21 and now 2030 have been working on destroying the west and capitalism for years now.
    Every day the UN shows it’s colours more and more as it becomes emboldened to threaten overtly, out and proud comrades.

    Those who thought that others who looked at what the UN has become, were conspiracy theorists, are now only just waking up.

    But not in Australia.
    The hardest thing to teach is not calculus or rocket science to 3 year olds , but UN corruption, reach, and it’s global socialism, to an Australian.

  171. Roger

    Faith in politics?

    Only Albo could seek to turn a grant to build a toilet block in Wangaratta into a national headline.

  172. 8th Dan

    Expect Fat Mo © to shortly announce a multi-million $ top-up of Bridget’s Sports Rorts Allocation.
    To ensure that every club that satisfied the original criteria, but missed out on Bridget’s largesse, will quickly receive the amount of pork they applied for.

  173. EvilElvis

    Onto something there.

    Agreed. But where are the hordes of boomers with time on their hands to get organised and make a concerted effort to make fake Facebook accounts and bombard the dipshit pollies with memes and rants?

  174. twostix

    Little of Howards legacy has aged well, that’s for sure.

    In 2020 hands up anyone who:

    – Thinks we should have mass immigration of millions of retarded middle class indians, asians and poms for the “economy”.
    – Thinks we should abolish local labour laws on behalf of American companies
    – Thinks we should aspire to be a tax haven for internationalist corporations amazon, google, etc, etc
    – Thinks we should go to war with the white working classes who consistently deliver “conservative” Liberal PM’s.
    – Thinks we should lock up farmer’s land in exchange for climate change treaties without asking the farmers.

    Etc, etc.

  175. stackja

    twostix – Commonwealth founders didn’t foresee Lenin Communism. Neither did many other people.

  176. Infidel Tiger

    John Binder 👽
    @JxhnBinder
    ·
    3h
    Exclusive — Tom Cotton Urges Trump Administration to Consider Banning Travel from China over Coronavirus

    Great stuff.

    The ultimate tariff.

  177. Zatara

    2. No foreign born may ever run for elected office or work in the public service except front line health, fire, police or ADF.

    Trump will be looking for a new gig after 2024…

  178. Top Ender

    Shorten perceives Albo is not cutting through.

    Shorten thinks he might have a chance.

    Shorten is contemplating a comeback.

    Shorten has about the same comprehension of his chances as he did in selling electric cars to the electorate.

  179. struth

    Two stix

    Yes.
    And the years between gun confiscation and complete totalitarianism are celebrated by the left, even though they know their short lived success in disarming, always ends in millions of innocent deaths.

  180. Roger

    Little of Howards legacy has aged well, that’s for sure.

    It’s a pity Howard wouldn’t move to New York.

    That he and Kemp now portray themselves as the elder statesmen of conservatism in Australia is detestable.

  181. Infidel Tiger

    Trump will be looking for a new gig after 2024…

    Trump News Network is almost a given after his 4 terms in office.

    Successful people do not leave the United States.

  182. struth

    Our Constitution isn’t a bad paper except for the many statements of, “Until parliament otherwise provides”.

    Which makes our constitution and all it’s good, just an absolute joke.

    Those words sabotaged a nation.

  183. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    She seems to think that a George W Bush adviser tricked the world into using “Climate Change” because it was less scary.
    Let’s Go Back to Calling It Global Warming
    by Faye Flam, Bloomberg Opinion

    The problem with calling it Global Warming has been Winter.

    Very hard to stand in the middle of record snow and ice and shudder out ‘warming’ in a loud voice.

  184. Dr Faustus

    Expect Fat Mo © to shortly announce a multi-million $ top-up of Bridget’s Sports Rorts Allocation.
    To ensure that every club that satisfied the original criteria, but missed out on Bridget’s largesse, will quickly receive the amount of pork they applied for.

    Probability: 85%-90%
    (But only after letting the imbroglio run for a few weeks…)

  185. kaysee:

    No. The 100% renewables concept has to be directly linked to a politician’s electorate. Anything on Parliament house will be not really hurt their prospect of getting re-elected.

    You speak of this as a problem that can be solved.
    Put simply, it cannot.
    The whole AGW concept is as deeply embedded into the psychology of the West as a tick on a cattle dog.
    The tick knows when it is full to fall off the dog, which may or may not survive the episode. Our society may survive the infestation but it has to learn not to roll in the long grass which allows the ticks to attach themselves to the body politic. But this seems to be an impossible lesson to learn as the spivs/charlatans continue to attach themselves to the civilisations as they arise.
    So whether we may like it or not, there will be no Mars Colonies, Fusion powered civilisations, a cure for cancer, or Peace in our Time.
    We haven’t failed yet but the failure process is underway as the tick burrows its head further into society, and the parasite load increases.
    There is a cure – it’s price is in the millions of lives and Trillions of dollars and there is absolutely no sign of the willingness to pay to correct our current path.
    We are living in the prequel to every dystopian SF novel ever written. And as has happened in the past and in the present the rot has started in the top – which is where the cure must be first applied.

    Of course, others may think differently…

  186. twostix

    2000 era “conservatives” thought they were riding the corporate tiger’s back “we must give them 0% tax rates, $1 an hour wage slaves, atomised materialist populations and zero oversight and then our stupid little dog vomit economy will fly!”.

    Little did those dumbarse’s realise that corporations are merely the cats paw of state and international power.

    15 years later we’ve got corporations acting as censors and being the driving force behind cultural, and increasingly economic bolshivism.

    So stupid!

  187. Dr Faustus

    Shorten is contemplating a comeback.
    Shorten has about the same comprehension of his chances as he did in selling electric cars to the electorate.

    The ALP internal review will have fanned his flames.

    Yes ‘unpopular’; but “Let them hate me, as long as they fear me.”
    Other than that, all he has to do is run a stripped-back three-word campaign, not scare the sheep, not mention “the big end of town“, and not trip over Bob Brown or the change in Liberal leadership.

    Pretty straightforward.

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What are we celebrating?’: New Australia Day campaign highlights ‘raw’ and ‘painful’ past
    By Natassia Chrysanthos and Janek Drevikovsky
    January 23, 2020 — 12.05am

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    For Anaiwan and Kamilaroi elder Steve Widders, 64, Australia has been a multicultural country for thousands of years – since hundreds of Aboriginal nations co-existed on the land. “We were united in our diversity,” he said.

    Mr Widders, who is blind, worked in Aboriginal communities for 40 years before joining New South Wales’ multicultural advisory board in 2014 to support refugees and migration. “I am an Aboriginal man but I wanted to do more. I feel very strongly about the changing society we live in,” he said.
    Chinese migrant Stevenson Su and Aboriginal elder Steve Widders share lunch at Mr Su’s restaurant in Canley Vale. Both took part in the National Australia Day Council’s new campaign.

    But Mr Widders says the country’s future depends on “truth-telling”. “We have to educate people about the real history of this country. What are we celebrating on Australia Day? Is it the demise of Aboriginal culture, is it the government policy of removing children?”

    He hopes Australians will consider these questions in earnest on January 26, the anniversary of when the First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson in 1788, which is why he has taken part in the National Australia Day Council’s official “The Story of Australia” campaign that invites viewers to “respect, reflect and celebrate”.

    The multimillion dollar ad campaign, launched this month, features 20 participants from multicultural backgrounds reading a poem that describes the country’s past as painful, raw and beautiful.

    It departs from previous campaigns by focusing on the “highs and lows” of Australia’s past, with particular emphasis on Indigenous history.

    National Australia Day Council chief executive Karlie Brand told the Herald and The Age the campaign, which was created over two years, deliberately did not choose “one story” to be presented as the story of Australia. It has so far attracted a mostly positive reception from conservative commentators to Aboriginal land council representatives.

    Sydney Moaning Hemorrhoid. “Truth telling.” Life was as “nasty, brutal and short” for the Indigenous, pre 1788, as for any other Stone Age, hunter gatherer culture. Enough truth?

  189. Roger

    Our Constitution isn’t a bad paper except for the many statements of, “Until parliament otherwise provides”.

    The relevant committee tried to sneak that one in in regard to repealing Sect. 44 without a referendum, which they knew would likely fail.

    When the electorate can’t be trusted to make the right decision, “let parliament provide”!

  190. Roger

    15 years later we’ve got corporations acting as censors and being the driving force behind cultural, and increasingly economic bolshivism.

    The managerial class has supplanted the old monied aristocracy as the elite of Western societies.

    A development of capitalism foreseen by James Burnham already in 1941.

    Takes our second raters a couple of generations to catch on, by which time….

  191. Des Deskperson

    ‘Probability: 85%-90%’

    According to the ANAO report, $51.4 million went to clubs that had been recommended by the Sport Commission following the standard merit assessment process, and therefore legit.

    The other $48.6 million went to clubs that had not been recommended by the Sports Commission but were selected by the Minister’s office through its alternative process.

  192. struth

    2000 era “conservatives” thought they were riding the corporate tiger’s back “we must give them 0% tax rates, $1 an hour wage slaves, atomised materialist populations and zero oversight and then our stupid little dog vomit economy will fly!”.

    No conservatives were for foreign investment.
    Still are.
    This other rubbish is a long bow to draw, and if you are referring to work choices for wage rates, that should be on the previso of supply and demand considerations, such as now the case in the rising wages of the lower paid in Trump’s America.
    Trump’s not afraid of corporations.
    Neither should you be.
    You cannot corrupt a non corruptible government and if you do, yyou will still have to pay the piper by advocating their socialist agenda.
    The problem isn’t large corporations, it’s bureaucrazies, it’s governments allowing themselves to be corrupted and all getting too cosy.
    Without corruptible government, corporations would have nothing to do with them.

    Davos is your classic example.
    Corporations pressuring governments to favour whatever brain fart they have, and of course, therefore the few insane corporatist socialists rise to the top.
    How many corporations are there in the world being tarred by the few controlled by socialist nutjobs?

  193. cohenite

    Christ almighty; someone sent me through of a short video just out of Nigeria showing boko harum burning the local Christian minister and his wife. FFS.

  194. 8th Dan

    What happened to the WHO’s impending announcement of a global coronavirus emergency?
    The cameras were trained on the rostrum all night.

  195. Top Ender

    BREAKING: Bridget McKenzie is expected to resign from the frontbench by Friday afternoon, according to Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell.

    Ms McKenzie has been under pressure to resign over her handling of a $100 million grants program which saw the government hand cash to sporting groups and clubs in marginal seats before the May election.

  196. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We currently have a ‘house’ full of teenagers. Suddenly this large whole floor apartment with plenty of terraces has somewhat shrunk in size, because they can certainly fill a space here and there. Even on teenager in a room can shrink its size by about a third. Makes us aware of exactly why we had a very large house when bringing up our own. They just been swimming down at Watson’s Bay and there is sand traipsed everywhere. They have eaten into our food supplies, especially bread, biscuits, peanut butter and various dips, and I have to send Hairy shopping once more. Last nite these sixteen year olds decided at eleven pm they hadn’t had dessert (cheese and biccies, fruit and yoghurt, lotsa Coca-Cola, wasn’t enough apparently after a big filet steak with potato, sweet potato, broccoli, sweet corn dinner with a big salad as well) and they called Uber Desserts for extra midnight supplies. They’ve taken over Foxtel and we have pressure on Netflix (our flakey internet out here on the NBN-less edge of the world) as they watch their shows and Hairy and I creep into my study to watch the last redolent three episodes that wind up Mad Men, leaving the teens to their own devices.

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Beat me to it, Top Ender – resigning from the Front Bench.

  198. P

    This article written approx 4 months ago is still relevant I believe and has some interesting links:

    The Greta Thunberg Show: Public Child Abuse, Hanne Nabintu at WND

    The Swede simply displays a complete lack of manners typical of Western youth these days, which must shock many of the UN delegates who are honorable individuals in senior positions in their respectable countries. The Greta Thunberg story is a testament of the suicidal state that Western culture currently finds itself in, abusing a young child into such public embarrassment.

  199. Dr Faustus

    The other $48.6 million went to clubs that had not been recommended by the Sports Commission but were selected by the Minister’s office through its alternative process.

    So, a $50 millie sling to the miss-outs should solve the problem.

    The takeaway from all this is that politicians should have zero discretionary spending power.
    Whatever it is, whoever they are, the fuckers cannot ever be trusted to fly right.

  200. struth:

    So dot, how does the Federal government get away with funding things not in the manner and subject to the charges and liabilities imposed by the constitution?
    In other words, outside their area of responsibility?

    Struth, our Constitution was drawn up by the spivs so they could ignore it.
    The current constitution should be junked.
    My suggestion for a new one:
    I’ll consider a preamble for the Aboriginals if the US 2nd Amendment is enacted without change.
    First and final offer.

  201. Infidel Tiger

    If pollies are going to waste money, giving it to local sporting clubs is okay by me.

    Better than health and education that is for sure.

    I am blown away that anyone has given a cent to these bushfire causes. Are they insane? Be lucky if 5% will go to anything useful or anyone deserving.

  202. Knuckle Dragger:

    The shrivelled drunken failure skank Hillary has apparently told the Hollywood Reporter that ‘no one likes’ Bernie Sanders.
    Mid February, her hat will be in the ring once the remainder have embarrassed each other to death.
    Then it’ll be her turn.

    Hope so. I put a few bob on her being the nominee.

  203. twostix

    This other rubbish is a long bow to draw, and if you are referring to work choices for wage rates, that should be on the previso of supply and demand considerations, such as now the case in the rising wages of the lower paid in Trump’s America.

    Howard simultaneously opened the flood gates for millions of indian, asian and pom middle class retards and attempted to abolish australia’s labour laws in order to drive wages to zero.

    He knew exactly what he was doing: he was doing what US NRO cuckservatives all said was “conservativism” during the 2000’s: suckling on corporate c*ck.

    Fortunately they all got BTFO by trump and the actual conservative working classes in 2016, now we have nationalism and a stern eye pointed towards bolshevik run corporate power (and their NRO conservacorp cuckservative lick spittles).

    I’m not afraid of corporations – as we now know they’re merely an instrument of state and political power – it’s who’s in charge of them that is the problem. Conservatives thought they could woo them forever with the promise of cheap labor and zero taxes in exchange for campaign donations and occasional sponsorships for dumb conservative think tanks (sinecures).

    Instead we got LGBT Pride Week, Trans friendly morning teas, mandatory diversity and generally the abolition of non-leftwing thought and politics on any platform and inside any corporate workplace in the anglosphere.

    That strategy all worked out very well!

  204. Fisky

    Why is this allowed???

    The Australian Retweeted
    Adeshola Ore
    @AdesholaOre
    Passengers from Wuhan have touched down wearing face masks at Sydney International airport
    @australian
    #coronavirus

  205. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Christ almighty; someone sent me through of a short video just out of Nigeria showing boko harum burning the local Christian minister and his wife. FFS.

    You can’t unsee some things, Cohenite, you’ll just have to somehow process it and shove it into the far reaches of mind. I felt that way about some of the dreadful ISIS vids that were in circulation a while back. We read of much inhumanity of man but pics of such things are very confronting. Goya, way back, knew that with his ‘execution’ paintings. And Bosch was good at freaking out the imagination. We stood about two feet away from that judgement day triptych of Bosch’s, which is smaller in size than I though, in a museum on our travels, and I could have easily grabbed it and destroyed it had I been so inclined. Very lax security.

    Boko are beyond evil. And martyrs for Christianity are not new, although such things should not happen ever. Africa is still in the tribal ages. Eslaam doesn’t help them to get out of it either.

  206. old bloke

    Leigh Lowe
    #3299797, posted on January 23, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Memories fade (which is the VikPol motto, incidentally).
    Didn’t Bill Short’un save the miners from a Young Labor camp?

    Miners or minors?

  207. Infidel Tiger

    Earlier on Thursday Wuhan was warned it would be placed in quarantine, from 1pm (AEDT).

    A direct flight from the city to Sydney, due to arrive at 11am on Thursday, was one of the last planes to leave, with the airport and all long distance bus and train stations ordered closed. The local city bus, long distance buses, ferries and subways will also be closed, Chinese state media reports.

    Why the fuck are we allowing these diseased filthbots into our country?

    Meanwhile customs are strip searching octogenarians for having too many ciggies.

  208. feelthebern

    Why is this allowed???

    They are a kind of refugee.
    Millions to follow.

  209. Infidel Tiger

    Christ almighty; someone sent me through of a short video just out of Nigeria showing boko harum burning the local Christian minister and his wife. FFS.

    Why did you watch it?

    Why did the sender know it would arouse you?

    Very troubling. Very sick.

  210. twostix

    conservatives were for foreign investment.

    Large foreign investment where states are involved in negotiation is almost always a proxy for political power.

    As we’re slowly finding out re China.

    I remember a couple of us being alone in this place arguing it’s not a good idea to let the CCCP buy thousands of Australians’ homes and farms. Most dumbo conservatives here cried out that it was a great idea and anyone who was against it must be a socialist!

    LOL.

  211. feelthebern

    Hopefully border control wave the Wuhan passenger through so they can go to our most densely populated areas.
    Also hopefully make their way to Perth to share the love.

  212. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Passengers from Wuhan have touched down wearing face masks at Sydney International airport

    A good case for reintroducing quarantine?

    Simple monitoring won’t help if anyone infected has public contact.
    If China can lock down this city, why can’t we lock down its escapees for two weeks?

  213. feelthebern

    Adelaide will be the only city to survive.
    Basically because it’s so fucking awful, no one will visit there.

  214. feelthebern

    I would view any testing of the Wuhan refugees as some form of racial profiling.
    Hopefully lawyers will intervene to ensure this doesn’t happen.

  215. candy

    The other $48.6 million went to clubs that had not been recommended by the Sports Commission but were selected by the Minister’s office through its alternative process.

    It seems a straight up case of buying votes.
    It sounds much like Labor and Democrats, the way they do business.

  216. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Very troubling. Very sick.

    Yes and no. We’ve had long discussions here during the major ISIS video releases about whether to have them up on the Cat, or view them elsewhere, etc. Sharing horror vids is sometimes defensible in terms of simply letting the world know what is going on. But encouragement of ‘disaster pron’ excitation in some people is also an issue. Jacinta of NZ knew where she stood on that re a certain Mosque video. Didn’t some hapless creature get fourteen years for viewing it? Was she right? I don’t think so but there is room for disagreement.

  217. candy

    Lizzie, I hope your teenage visitors are cleaning up the place after themselves with the sand everywhere and it’s not left to you to sort it all out.

  218. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I would view any testing of the Wuhan refugees as some form of racial profiling.
    Hopefully lawyers will intervene to ensure this doesn’t happen.

    But of course. I have no objection to this as long as the lawyers are all there at the airport to give each of these arrivals, individually, a very close welcome hug and kiss. Snotty children included.

  219. Infidel Tiger

    In Australia you can’t ride a bike without a helmet but planeloads of walking biological waste from the toxic Petrie dish that is China can freely disembark a plane.

    A righteous country would have shot that jet out of the air.

  220. Dr Faustus

    Passengers from Wuhan have touched down wearing face masks at Sydney International airport

    Once out of the airport – masks off.
    Don’t want to draw attention…

  221. min

    My terrace ,after rain today, is now covered in mud coloured dirt and rain so now wondering what condition the solar panels are in . Our apartment building is covered in them and no one as yet has checked for hail damage .

  222. So the war with China starts earlier than I expected.
    Nor did expect them to start with biological weapons.

  223. feelthebern

    All this hate speech directed at China.
    Everyone should visit their local dumpling place tonight to pay their respects.

  224. Infidel Tiger

    Chinese food is slop.

  225. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie, I hope your teenage visitors are cleaning up the place after themselves with the sand everywhere and it’s not left to you to sort it all out.

    Phew. They have just gone. Yes, Candy, they did their best to ‘clean up’ sand and bring plates and cups etc back to the kitchen. Not too bad for teenagers. Now I just have piles of sheets and towels to wash. Not too difficult with a washer and dryer (although seems like a good drying day anyway, so line drying might work).

    Thanks so much, they call out as they leave. Come again, I invite. Love to, they say. Dinner was actually rather delightful. There is something magic about yoof when they are doing their best to be polite and engagingly grown up.

    Did you get your swimmers from the drying rack I call as an afterthought. Ooops. They’re back in for a sec to retrieve them. 🙂

  226. Mother Lode

    He is a founding member of The Green Gang

    More poetic syntax would have it ‘Gang Green’.

  227. cohenite

    Why did you watch it?
    Why did the sender know it would arouse you?
    Very troubling. Very sick.

    I’ve been toughened from reading your posts. What is troubling is defenders of RoP like you stink up the place. One can only hope there is some justice in the world and reparation occurs. No need to reply I already know you’re a kunt.

  228. Dr Faustus

    Lizzie, I hope your teenage visitors are cleaning up the place after themselves with the sand everywhere and it’s not left to you to sort it all out.

    That sounds like someone who has never experienced the horrors of teenagers ‘cleaning up after themselves’. You normally need to engage forensic cleaners after that – although, if you find a wood duck, you can sometimes sell the house as a renovation project.

  229. Leigh Lowe

    Friendly lawyer asks Overland about the lawyer, Ms Gatto.
    Mick might sue.

  230. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Chinese food is slop

    I love Chinese food. Might get some in for tonight. Yum.
    Hairy usually objects as he says it is not proper Chinese food. He’s a purist.
    Did you know there was even such a thing as Uber Desserts? he asks.
    I’m knackered, I say. Chinese OK for tonight?
    He just nods, too tired to go to the shops.

  231. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A righteous country would have shot that jet out of the air.

    Ellie, if you’re around, this is why no-one should ever get upset at anything IT says.
    Take it with a ton of salt. And come back and say hello again. 🙂

  232. feelthebern

    Remember, you don’t have to out run a Wuhan zombie.
    You only have to out run the person next to you.

  233. feelthebern

    I good tactic is knowing where all the mobility scooter riders are in your area.
    Pushing one off the scooter & then stealing it is a good move when you’re being chased.

  234. feelthebern

    IT, are you still living in that Whites Only, gated community?

  235. Brislurker

    Any Canberra cats around who can confirm that Brindabella Business Park, near the airport is in danger from the fires. Just had a text from my sister telling me that. Is it spin?

  236. Fisky

    I remember a couple of us being alone in this place arguing it’s not a good idea to let the CCCP buy thousands of Australians’ homes and farms. Most dumbo conservatives here cried out that it was a great idea and anyone who was against it must be a socialist!

    The great irony was seeing “free market libertarians” arguing for the nationalisation of Australian private property by a state, the PRC. Embarrassing!

  237. will

    Dr Faustus
    #3299892, posted on January 23, 2020 at 12:56 pm
    The other $48.6 million went to clubs that had not been recommended by the Sports Commission but were selected by the Minister’s office through its alternative process.

    So, a $50 millie sling to the miss-outs should solve the problem.

    The takeaway from all this is that politicians should have zero discretionary spending power.
    Whatever it is, whoever they are, the fuckers cannot ever be trusted to fly right.

    so you prefer to leave the pork barrelling to the Deep State?

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