Open Forum: February 15, 2020

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  1. MatrixTransform

    heheheh …finally!

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Another thread.

    Another goddamn PENIS BANNER.

  3. The Beer Whisperer

    The number 4 batsman is the best in the team, usually.

  4. Top Ender

    In the Top End, we are 1.5 hours behind you.

    Or about 20 years.

  5. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    You’re all collectivists, I tells ya!

  6. The Beer Whisperer

    Sorry, I meant number 5.

    And it doesn’t matter where Knuckle Dragger bats. If it’s not number 11, then he’s an imposter or letting the captain root his sister.

    That’ll learn him for taking my spot and talking about penises.

  7. The Beer Whisperer

    Spurgeon Monkfish III
    #3323847, posted on February 15, 2020 at 12:06 am
    You’re all collectivists, I tells ya!

    No, we’re not! 😝

  8. The Beer Whisperer

    Sorry, it was 4. I didn’t realise Matrix had double dipped.

  9. MatrixTransform

    I’d like to thank all the people behind the scenes.
    my mother (and wymynsys everywhere)
    the Academy
    and especially the Retards, without whom I wouldn’t had the inspiration to keep on trying

  10. mh

    Exclusive: Chelsea become first club to tailor training to menstrual cycles

    The idea of studying her players’ menstrual cycles came to Hayes while she watched them lose the 2016 FA Cup final against Arsenal.

    We had a lot of players in and around their period for that game,” she said. “I remember watching players close the ball down and thinking everything was reactive and second-best. That was the starting point.”

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/02/13/exclusive-chelsea-become-first-club-tailor-training-menstrual/

  11. Steve trickler

    Legends. Both of them and their staff.

    Goodnight all.



  12. Zyconoclast

    Trumps 2016 10 point plan

    1. Build the wall
    2. End “catch and release.”
    3. Create a deportation task force and focus on criminals in the country illegally
    4. Defund sanctuary cities
    5. Cancel President Obama’s executive actions
    6. Extreme vetting. Block immigration from some nations
    7. Force other countries to take back those whom the U.S. wants to deport
    8. Get biometric visa tracking system fully in place
    9. Strengthen E-Verify, block jobs for the undocumented
    10. Limit legal immigration, lower it to “historic norms,” and set new caps

    President Trump’s new budget retreats on his campaign promise to require all U.S. businesses to use E-Verify to check their new hires, signaling the White House’s surrender on one of the best tools to shut down the jobs magnet that spurs illegal immigration.

    In the budget, released Monday, Mr. Trump says he backs the current mostly voluntary version of E-Verify.

  13. classical_hero

    Steve T, I think Avi is in his late thirties or early forties. He’s quite young, so it’s a bit of a shock.

    cohenite, I had not seen it on Twitter at that stage.

  14. Armadillo

    The penis banner is Sinc’s way of punishing those of you with impure thoughts.

  15. Bruce in WA

    Needed a visa for me and mrs for India and Sri Lanka.

    “Do it online”, they said. “Easy-peasy”, they said.

    That’s six hours of my life I’ll never get back! It took three different browsers, six hours and eight system crashes to finally get them done!

    Stand aside, I’m having another martini!

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Well, the meeja is saying Dayne Beams will not don the black and white again. The approved talking points are that he is stepping away from football for the stock standard ‘focus on his mental health’.

    As deeply painful as it for me to say this as a Pies man, Beams is one of the gigantic footballing cockheads of this or any other era.

    Blessed with talent but a fuckwit of the highest order, he was waved goodbye by smiling teammates as he burnt their bridges on his way to Brisbane. He came back with the added bonuses of being older, more injured, a pisswreck, a druggie to boot and to the fury of the players.

    He had a couple of minor surgeries, did fuck all and was admitted to hospital after ‘an adverse reaction to pain medication’.

    He managed to convince a teammate, Steele Sidebottom to lend him five figures to allegedly help him get back on his feet, and was seen blowing it all on the punt during the Spring Carnival. Yuuuuge blowup ensued.

    Universally loathed, now the piss and the powder are more important and he’s trying to squeeze the club to pay out the remaining three years of his four year contract.

    Fuck off Beams, and count yourself lucky you can still walk. Or see.

  17. Rossini

    Goodnight all
    Another hot steamy night in Dan’s hell hole.
    Victorians are all whack jobs.

  18. Armadillo

    Needed a visa for me and mrs for India and Sri Lanka.

    God is watching over you. Any country that doesnt have a price tag attached to their goods and services isn’t worth visiting. Having to “haggle” over the price of a coffee, beer, or tuk tuk fare is ridiculous.

    You might as well fly there on an airplane with a pilot who doesn’t eat with a knife and fork.

    You just dodged a bullet, Bruce. Be thankful.

  19. Bruce in WA

    You just dodged a bullet, Bruce. Be thankful.

    😀 😀

  20. Armadillo

    The Asian and Middle Eastern people are incredibly dishonest.

    Any country that doesn’t display “price tags” is dodgy as.

  21. Armadillo

    Sellers who expect their customers to argue with their clients over the price. FMD.

    It’s just not a sane way of doing business.

  22. Armadillo

    It’s a “chain around the neck” of these people.

  23. Leigh Lowe

    The Bernie cartoons are all good.

  24. Leigh Lowe

    Fuck off Beams, and count yourself lucky you can still walk. Or see.

    Perfect fit at Wet Coats Beagles?

  25. Porter

    The top levels of the Coalition ­expect Michael McCormack will make way for a takeover of the Nationals leadership.

    *snigger*

  26. Porter

    Chip Bok. Idea is good, xecution poor.

  27. Porter

    The top levels of the Coalition ­expect Michael McCormack will make way for a takeover of the Nationals leadership.

    For some reason this little quote went into moderation.

  28. Farmer Gez

    Rowe’s Sports Rort makes me laugh.
    A few mill spent in country electorates whilst in Victoriastan billions are put into level crossings and a tunnel under the Yarra that is fattening unionists and buying inner city votes. Saving ten minutes in travel time is worth billions apparently, no questions asked.

  29. Old Lefty

    The ABC’s leftist lifestyle sermon for this morning has a feminist academic holding forth about why she committed to a polygamous marriage. How long before heteronormative marital fidelity is outlawed?

  30. Farmer Gez

    A bit flat today as my daughter is heading off to Uni and leaving home in reality.
    She’s excited but old dad is going to miss her being around the house terribly.

  31. Old Lefty

    And then, Farmer Jez, there’s the payola for union hacks that is their membership of super fund boards – which the minor parties and Greens voted with Labor to preserve.

  32. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. Some of the British ones are beyond my comprehension. Guess I’m out of touch.

  33. calli

    How much does she get paid for writing this stuff? It’s titled “Analysis”.

    No one seems to have proof read it, and please, pretty please, re-do those awkward turns of phrase.

    And to match the triteness – yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

  34. Mater

    A few mill spent in country electorates whilst in Victoriastan billions are put into level crossings and a tunnel under the Yarra that is fattening unionists and buying inner city votes.

    Not to forget the $1B pissed up against the wall NOT to build a tunnel, the Union Gold Mine (and bikie drug distribution centre) AKA the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant and spending $700M to build a system into our electricity grid which doesn’t actually address the issue it was recommended to address (and which, coincidentally, was originally costed at $151M).

    The list goes on.

  35. Bruce of Newcastle

    DrB – The guy is Dominic Cummings, who is Boris’s hatchet guy. The MSM have taken a dislike to him…

  36. 132andBush

    A bit flat today as my daughter is heading off to Uni and leaving home in reality.
    She’s excited but old dad is going to miss her being around the house terribly.

    Watched a son “March Out” yesterday.
    He’s been gone from the house for a while but now basic is done he gets posted.
    Going to miss him being in the area.
    There’s also a few still at home, hoovering food, though.

  37. duncanm

    DrBG – they’re obviously all about the recent resignation/sacking of the Chancellor, and I’m guessing the bald-headed beanie wearer is some sort of back-room Photios type we’re not familiar with.

  38. calli

    The first one to fly the coop is always the hardest. Then they’re all gone.

    But they do come back, and you hope it won’t be for too long.

    It’s just so damn easy to slip back into pre-parenting simplicity. 😀

  39. Mater

    He’s been gone from the house for a while but now basic is done he gets posted.

    Bushie,
    Which Corps is he striving for?

  40. 132andBush

    Mater,
    On paper he’s RAA.

  41. Mater

    Does he want to be a Drop-Short or an Air Gunner?

  42. Twostix

    Megan Youngren to Become First Openly Transgender Athlete to Compete at the U.S. [women’s] Olympic Marathon Trials

    Sorry girls you can’t have things anymore. The male product of bugmen society is in all places and in all things. He ruins everything.

    You could always return to the family home and start making babies though.

    Having said that this is kind of your fault. Many of you have been pretending to be men for 30 years now.

  43. Tom

    How much does she get paid for writing this stuff? It’s titled “Analysis”.

    Virginia Trioli (the trollop with whom I used to work at Fakefacts) is now drinking her own bathwater.

    She is now an ABC celebrity who thinks she’s a modern Hemingway:

    It’s not just a travel ban, it’s an uncoupling of a truth that has until now been fundamental to our times: that the world is now completely connected.

    Not anymore.

    Idiots like Trioli think protection of Australians from a galloping epidemic must be stopped at all costs.

    Never forget that the objective of the left, and its useful idiots in the media, is to destroy our civilisation so it can be remade in Stalin’s image.

  44. DrBeauGan

    Thanks BoN and Duncanm. I’m poorly informed about the UK these days. My sister used to keep me posted but she’s now moved to Queensland. In due course I shall be better informed about Queensland than I want to be.

  45. Israel Folau moves around the opponent players in ways that are balletic in their nature. Or, more simply he is simply a joy to watch, even if he is weaving around your team. I hope we will see many clips of his work with the Catalans.

    Their guernsey colouring and style is a cut above the crap we now get in Australian teams. The Catalans deserve support and respect on this basis alone. Finally, Catalans… Catallaxy… Surely this is the team that all of us here can support

  46. Twostix

    SBS running interference for Chinese against Australia:

    Spouses of Australian citizens or permanent residents denied entry after visas cancelled

    Meaning the “spouses” themselves aren’t citizens or permanent residents.

    Meaning they’re Chinese nationals.

    They and their “spouse” rolled the dice and lost. Sort your citizenship out dummies.

  47. DrBeauGan

    What’s hard to understand about Virginia Trioli is why an airhead like that should imagine she’s intelligent. There’s your elite! Good for a laugh, I suppose.

  48. Eyrie

    Dr BG, Queensland is great but like everywhere stuffed up by government. The Kung Flu pales by comparison to the depradations of government.

  49. 132andBush

    Mater,
    You’d call it a form of air gunnery.
    He’ll be posted to Brisbane after a month or so at Pucka.

  50. Mater

    You’d call it a form of air gunnery.

    Got it.

  51. pete m

    Just do it not a great slogan for CNN dem pres candidate favourite Avenatti.

    He also has 2 other trials coming over ripping off clients including Stormy.

    Brian Stelter distraught but blames Fox News or something.

  52. pete m

    Avi posted photo of himself in hospital recovering from heart attack. A very lucky boy. I doubt his wife performing cpr for 8 minutes helped much given the size of his chest. Hope he takes it easy for a while.

  53. Tintarella di Lunam

    So CNN’s pick for presidential candidates, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Avenatti are not shaping up too well it seems. Diddums

  54. DrBeauGan

    Dr BG, Queensland is great but like everywhere stuffed up by government. The Kung Flu pales by comparison to the depradations of government.

    I’ll check out Queensland this winter, Eyrie, and stay with my sister for a time. How long we’ll be able to stand each other I don’t know.

    It’s really astonishing how bad government is in Australia, at every level. And they’re so bloody smug about it. Just like Virginia Trioli.

  55. Tintarella di Luna

    CNN’s pick for presidential candidates ,Oprah Winfrey and Michael Avenatti not so dreamy

  56. Tintarella di Luna

    Oops sorry 😐

  57. DrBeauGan

    There doesn’t seem to be a word in Spanish for bullshit. Strange, because Cubans are chock full of it.

    Worse, they assume I am, too.

  58. Worse, they assume I am, too.

    That’s because they read this blog.
    Google translate is very straightforward…….

  59. Good morning all.
    I note that the former Duke of Sussex and his skank wife are penning a series for Netflix or whatever for, as Dr Evil would say, 1 billion dollars. What the series entails is still a mystery but FMD.

  60. cohenite

    Great toons this morning; I laughed out loud.

  61. Twostix

    Like the Hillary foundation Netflix is a neo bolshevik money laundering and propaganda operation.

  62. Mater

    That’s because they read this blog.

    You ought to be grateful for this blog, Bob.
    You’ve been schooled in everything from Hitler’s socialism right through to the true attitudes of the ALP towards immigration between 1975-2001, and everything in between.
    8th Dan even gave you a lesson on the true meaning of “Danger Close”.
    A simple thank you would suffice.

  63. cohenite

    The abc rampant with alarmist propaganda; if little johnny had gutted the abc when he had the chance none of this bullshit would have occurred. I firmly believe that if the abc had been controlled/closed Australia could have resisted the alarmists. Fuck you howard.

  64. Snoopy

    Hey Cohenite, can you point me to a website showing measurements taken over time of the pH of GBR waters?

  65. littledozer

    https://apnews.com/fa41245d47d48332b10c8aeadcd6cb73?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

    MUNICH (AP) — The United States and the Taliban have reached agreement on a temporary truce that will take effect in the coming days and, if successfully completed, will lead to a formal cease-fire, the start of peace negotiations between all Afghan sides next month and the ultimate withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

    The official said the agreement for a seven-day “reduction in violence” is “very specific” and covers the entire country, including Afghan government forces. There were indications a formal announcement could come as early as the weekend.

    The official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the Taliban had committed to a halt in roadside and suicide bombings as well as rocket attacks. The official said the U.S. would monitor the truce and determine if there were any violations.

    Should the Taliban comply, the “reduction in violence” agreement would be followed by the signing of a second agreement between the United States and the Taliban. That agreement, culminating 16 months of talks, would initiate the peace negotiations and the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

    A Taliban official familiar with the deal said the second agreement would be signed on Feb. 29 and the Afghan talks would begin on March 10. The official said Germany and Norway have offered to host the talks but there has been no decision on the venue.

    That Taliban official, who was not authorized to speak to the media and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Feb. 29 agreement would provide for the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners before the start of the negotiations.

    To make good on its promise to release Taliban prisoners, Washington is going to need Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who has been critical of the way U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has conducted the talks, complaining about being kept in the dark.

    Ghani has also bickered with his partner in the current Unity Government, Abdullah Abdullah, over who will represent Kabul at the negotiating table. Ghani has insisted he lead the talks, while his political opponents and other prominent Afghans have called for more inclusive representation at the negotiating table.

    The Taliban and those familiar with the details of the Afghan negotiations say the representatives from Kabul will include government officials but they will sit across from the Taliban as ordinary Afghans and not as government representatives.

    President Donald Trump previously called off the peace talks because of an attack that killed two Americans.

    U.S. officials have not publicly spelled out their timetable for an initial drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, but the expectation is that a reduction from the current total of about 12,000 to approximately 8,600 will begin after the signing of a U.S.-Taliban deal. That initial reduction is likely to stretch out over a period of weeks or months.

    The Taliban official said the withdrawal of foreign troops would start gradually and would be carried out over 18 months.

    A senior U.S. military officer told a small group of reporters that U.S. counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida will continue, separate from the truce agreement. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive aspects of military operations ahead of an expected announcement of the U.S.-Taliban deal.

    He also said the United States has sufficient intelligence-gathering assets to be able to determine within the seven-day period whether the Taliban is making a good-faith effort to reduce violence, even if some limited violence persists.

    The new developments came as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper met Friday in Munich with Ghani. They spoke on the sidelines of an international security forum in Munich.

    A truce had been widely anticipated, and Trump agreed in principle to the deal, according to U.S. officials.

    The final details were hammered out in recent days by Khalilzad and Taliban representatives in Doha, Qatar. Khalilzad was in Munich and attended Pompeo and Esper’s meeting as did Gen. Scott Miller, the commander of the U.S.-led international force in Afghanistan.

  66. Tom

    After it was picked up by JoNova, Rafe Champion posted this must-read (if you haven’t already) about an American wymmynses who broke out of the leftist echo chamber (which is much harder than you might think as all US TV networks run 24/7 anti-Trump propaganda) and attended a Trump rally:

    You might not think of the knitting world as a particularly political community, but you’d be wrong. Many knitters are active in social justice communities and love to discuss the revolutionary role knitters have played in our culture. I started noticing this about a year ago, particularly on Instagram. I knit as a way to relax and escape the drama of real life, not to further engage with it. But it was impossible to ignore after roving gangs of online social justice warriors started going after anyone in the knitting community who was not lockstep in their ideology. Knitting stars on Instagram were bullied and mobbed by hundreds of people for seemingly innocuous offenses. One man got mobbed so badly that he had a nervous breakdown and was admitted to the hospital on suicide watch. Many things were not right about the hatred, and witnessing the vitriol coming from those I had aligned myself with politically was a massive wake-up call.

    Her conclusion?

    I think the Democrats have an ass-kicking coming to them in November, and I think most of them will be utterly shocked when it happens, because they’re existing in an echo chamber that is not reflective of the broader reality. I hope it’s a wake-up call that causes them to take a long look in the mirror and really ask themselves how they got here. Maybe then they’ll start listening. I tend to doubt it, but I can hope.

    Also recommended: The ‘Other Side’ Is Not Dumb.

  67. Mark A

    Mark from Melbourne
    #3323740, posted on February 14, 2020 at 8:35 pm
    MarkA,

    I am going to make an idiot of myself (AGAIN), but one of your pics last night had a hidden hilarious joke.

    Must have been this one.
    Title of the pic is the clue, if still in the dark yell out.

  68. littledozer

    https://apnews.com/fa41245d47d48332b10c8aeadcd6cb73?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

    A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan.
    The official said the agreement for a seven-day “reduction in violence” to be followed by the start of all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days is “very specific” and covers the entire country, including Afghan government forces. There were indications a formal announcement could come as early as the weekend.

    The official, who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the Taliban had committed to a halt in roadside and suicide bombings as well as rocket attacks. The official said the U.S. would monitor the truce and determine if there were any violations.

    Should the Taliban comply, the “reduction in violence” agreement would be followed by the signing of an agreement that would initiate peace negotiations that include all Afghan sides.

  69. Tom

    …Rafe Champion posted this must-read…

    …on the Titania McGrath fred.

  70. Boambee John

    Damn.

    The seagull has landed!

  71. You’ve been schooled …..
    Hilarious.
    The only people who have been schooled here are Hazmatic (Gibbo was a nasho/there was never a cinema in Gaythorne) – Cohenite (Hitler was a Communist) and Mater (Vietnam was actually a victory).
    OTOH, if you want to be schooled in bullshit, this is the place…..

  72. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Exclusive: Chelsea become first club to tailor training to menstrual cycles

    Editorial warning: raw and sensitive Tomcats here please scroll, as female matters under discussion:

    Most female athletes use hormones to control the dates of their periods. So this club will probably do the same, handing out hormones on a group basis and avoid the dates when their players all start to bleed, even ‘tho bleeds will be more scant and may be deliberately made infrequent if on hormones anyway. According to some studies, women in close contact (in prisons and boarding schools for example) tend to align their periods naturally, indicating a role for pheromones, although this may not be as true as some like to believe.

    Periods can be a pest but they do serve a useful bodily function and are part of being female. They are part and parcel of a properly working non-lactating female body (they mostly cease during lactation). There is more agreement these days that mucking around with a woman’s natural hormones may be a bad idea for future reproductive success, although plenty of doctors still do it and see no problems about doing so. Others, for instance, note that the contraceptive ‘pill’ has not been without its problems.

    All the above said though, I am no ‘natural functions only’ sort of girl. HRT is a godsend for the later female years and period problems can be helped at times by judicious hormone treatment.

  73. Nick

    The Chinese community is being “gaslighted” in some quarters as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the Australian Human Rights Commission has warned, as it calls for more funding for its anti-racism work.

    Race discrimination commissioner Chin Tan said on Friday he was hearing “a great deal of distress among diverse communities” as a result of the flu-like illness. “[People] are worried about being victimised and are concerned that not enough it being done to protect them by combating racism in the community,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

    Luckily, comments are giving him a serve, mentioning that the ones boycotting Chinese or Asian businesses, are other Asians.

  74. Boambee John

    The nong who is suing his super fund over climate change has a degree in ecology.

    The course apparently included nothing on logical thought or clear writing. He wrote:

    “There’s inherent risks to investing in companies that aren’t sustainable and contribute to climate change, which will be phased out [in] the next couple of decades,” Mr McVeigh said.

    Still, it is comforting to know that a real, genuine, ecologist believes that climate change “will be phased out [in] the next couple of decades”!!

  75. Some History

    Wally Aly gives a good Climate Emergency™ account

    It feels like an upheaval, but precious little has changed

    This, I seem to hear a lot, is our turning point as a country: the moment climate change became so real that all the old political equations were changed. Climate change rocketed to the top of voters’ concerns according to one survey. Climate denialism became a liability. And the Coalition government, which on any reading has a denialist streak within it, suddenly found itself tarnished, snookered by its own determined inaction.
    Even long-standing climate deniers within the media began shifting their position, now spruiking adaptation (rather than emissions reduction) as the best course of action, or even arguing that climate change might be good for us. Absurd stuff, perhaps, but – and this is apparently the important bit – all now proceeding from accepting the reality of climate change.

    RTWT

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/it-feels-like-an-upheaval-but-precious-little-has-changed-20200213-p540e9.html

  76. cohenite

    I mean for a start trioli should have been fired many years ago; here’s what she said about bin laden and the twin towers:

    Despite the fact that George W. Bush and everyone else have in their view identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect, which is what they call him, what if that involved bringing him somewhere, absolutely safely, sitting down with him, treating him like a human being and talking about it, and then Osama bin Laden going home again, not bombing the hell out of bin Laden? That’s the suggestion: Talk to him, understand their anger, listen to them.

    Here’s what she said about Trump and the deplorables:

    https://www.facebook.com/GetOurABCBack/photos/a.581454735246441.1073741828.580574238667824/1774704662588103/?type=3&theater

    Here’s how she treated BJ:

    http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com/2010/11/loopy-virginia-trioli-doesny-know-who.html

    That this bitch gets paid by the taxpayer is, well, typical.

  77. cohenite

    Fuck off numbers, you vile shitstain; you personify everything wrong with humanity. May you die soon.

  78. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Farmer Gez, yes, you will miss your daughter but it will pass and it is part of life that our children grow up and leave home. You wouldn’t want to deny her that. Take Calli’s cheerful hint to heart. Now is the time for a return to pre-parenting freedoms. Sit watching TV in your underpants enjoying a beer, read a book un-interrupted by teenage comings and goings, enjoy the peace without her awful music, and look forward to hearing from her soon about how she’s getting on. Regardless, she will be back for short stays and if you’re unlucky for a further stint of residence at home as an adult, with her boyfriend, as they save for a house and plan the wedding which you are going to pay for.

    One consolation used to be that you got the phone and TV back when the last one or the singleton left, but of course modern technologies mean that no longer applies. 🙂

  79. Mater

    The only people who have been schooled here are Hazmatic (Gibbo was a nasho/there was never a cinema in Gaythorne) – Cohenite (Hitler was a Communist) and Mater (Vietnam was actually a victory).

    Where are you pulling this bullshit from?

    I actually said we “lost”.
    You actually said “we didn’t”.

    1735099
    #3215153, posted on November 18, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    The Anonymous Name-Dropper (henceforth referred to as AN-D to save space and pander to the ex-military lovers of TLAs) hasn’t posted anything in this cascade of text that supports Mater’s assertion that the fact that we “lost” is responsible for the less than positive view of the conflict, and that conscription had nothing to do with it.

    We didn’t “lose” by the way.

    You are an habitual fucking liar.

  80. Tom

    My quote of the day:

    Sharing links that mock a caricature of the Other Side isn’t signaling that we’re somehow more informed. It signals that we’d rather be smug assholes than consider alternative views. It signals that we’d much rather show our friends that we’re like them than try to understand those who are not.

  81. Rockdoctor

    This story has holes in it IMO and has my BS meter tingling but compounded by the lack of info. Every mine induction I have done harps on test for dead or the correct isolation procedure has been followed before commencing work. Either the company was taking shortcuts which is possible a recently acquired resource nearly exhausted and Board chock a block full of bankers & corporate lawyers, 1 metallurgist & 1 chemical engineer. No Geologists or engineers which there are usually one or the other on most boards. Or on the other hand could be employee from the protected species of locals thumbing their nose at the rules knowing if they are sacked there will be hell to pay. Either way I’m curious and am going to dig in the mining safety alerts for Queensland for the full story.

    https://www.cairnspost.com.au/business/work/miner-blasted-60m-planning-lawsuit-against-queensland-mine/news-story/33780eb1b531adfb79eea9d01bc714c9

  82. Farmer Gez

    #3323979, posted on February 15, 2020 at 9:07 am
    The abc rampant with alarmist propaganda; if little johnny had gutted the abc when he had the chance none of this bullshit would have occurred. I firmly believe that if the abc had been controlled/closed Australia could have resisted the alarmists. Fuck you howard.

    Mark McVeigh, ecology graduate, wearing work gear for one of his woeful photo ops has never worked a day in his life.
    I’ll take little Mark for a day in a shearing shed with real men in work gear and he can try his slimy eco politics on them at smoko. Now that would make for a good article.

  83. bespoke

    Cohenite (Hitler was a Communist)

    Don’t recall that numberwang, quote please.

  84. calli

    “Hitler was a Socialist” rings a few bells. As in a “National Socialist”. Quite a few here have made that argument.

  85. EvilElvis

    Sorry girls you can’t have things anymore. The male product of bugmen society is in all places and in all things. He ruins everything.

    You could always return to the family home and start making babies though.

    Having said that this is kind of your fault. Many of you have been pretending to be men for 30 years now.

    Why apologise? This is the exact equality they’ve been looking for! Truly equal competition with a cock and balls owner. The professional whining vadge collective should be forced to compete and lose and be humiliated for a few seasons of whatever frigging sport they choose.

  86. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Luckily, comments are giving him a serve, mentioning that the ones boycotting Chinese or Asian businesses, are other Asians.

    Yes, they are certainly leading the pack. They’ve got inside info on this thing.

    That the HRC wants ‘more funds’ is a given. We should just say no and not only because it would be a waste of money. Any ‘measures to address anti-Chinese racism’ will only add an aggressive fuel to the current situation of avoidance.

    Sensible people won’t boycott Chinese businesses and haunts once it is clear that isolation for fourteen days applies to all entrants from infected areas and as long as plentiful new cases aren’t arising within Chinese communities.

    The truth is that the ‘Chinese’ aspect of this virus will diminish as it moves, as it will, into wider communities in the West. Avoidance will then just be a general problem, and with luck the virulence of this virus will be far less than it seems currently to be in China.

    Meantime, Cats get plenty of good sleep to keep your immunity in good Nick.
    Even decrepit buck-toothed Labrador Dawgs can see the sense in that. 😉

  87. woolfe

    RockDock,
    They didn’t follow the company isolation procedure. Simple.

    Apparently the recent fatality at Roy Hill was a telehandler (big scary forklift) operator who ran himself over when he parked on a slope without ensuring machine was fundamentally stable (drummed into everyone during inductions and on going monitoring) and walked to the front of the machine to check on something and was crushed.

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    Snoopy – I haven’t looked for GBR pH data but I have a few saved links to interesting blogposts on Pacific ocean pH. Here are two:

    The Electric Oceanic Acid Test (2010)

    Note the large variation with latitude and depth.

    Does ocean pH shift with the PDO cycle? (2015)

    You can see from the timeseries data that since about 1980 the supposed acidification (ie lower alkalinity) is actually a feature of the ~60 year cycle.

  89. Boambee John

    Race discrimination commissioner Chin Tan said on Friday he was hearing “a great deal of distress among diverse communities” as a result of the flu-like illness. “[People] are worried about being victimised and are concerned that not enough it being done to protect them by combating racism in the community,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

    So the race “discrimination” commissioner feels that it is more important to protect “diverse communities” by combating “racism” than by protecting them from a debilitating and potentially fatal illness.

    Rabz the comissioner! (After sending said individual on an anti-racism” tour of Wuhan, no face masks.)

  90. dover_beach

    I see the Today show was villifying a mother that makes sure the housework is done before retiring to bed. Even worse, she gets up with her husband and makes him breakfast and coffee before he leaves for work. Slavery!

  91. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’ll take little Mark for a day in a shearing shed with real men in work gear and he can try his slimy eco politics on them at smoko. Now that would make for a good article.

    Write an invite him, Farmer Gez. We’ll have a whip around for his fares and lodgings.

    Journalist of our choice for the write-up, natch.

  92. Des Deskperson

    A ‘prominent Chinese-Australian academic’, one Professor Kam Louieis gutting stuck into us:

    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6631341/male-pale-and-stale-chinese-diaspora-frustrated-at-australian-elite/

    “What we’ve found was many of them say well look … people in power, directorships, and particularly when we look at the political class, people in Canberra, they find that every time they walk into a room people are generally, they say, male, pale and stale.”

    I’ve met people in China who claim that the lighter your skin colour, the better your chance of career advancement and success in that country.

    Where this is true or not, it’s a certifiable fact that pharmacies and similar emporiums in China are chockers with skin lightening creams and unguents.

  93. Who will be first to use nukes in an attempt to contain the bio-weapon?

  94. Boambee John

    Stupid spaminator. Try again!

    [email protected] discrim ination commissioner Ch1n Tan said on Friday he was hearing “a great deal of distress among diverse communities” as a result of the flu-like illness. “[People] are worried about being victi mised and are concerned that not enough it being done to protect them by combating [email protected] in the community,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

    So the [email protected] “discrim ination” commissioner feels that it is more important to protect “diverse communities” by combating “[email protected]” than by protecting them from a debilitating and potentially fatal illness.

    Rabz the comissioner! (After sending said individual on an [email protected]” tour of Wu han, no face masks.)

  95. Knuckle Dragger

    twostix, 8.11;

    ‘Having said that this is kind of your fault. Many of you have been pretending to be men for 30 years now.’

    One of the great truisms of our time.

    Using observations of workplace chickery for a number of yonks, especially in places where physical standards are required I will assert that the biggest, loudest and most shrill critics of all this wailing about special advancement or ignoring of required benchmarks because vagina are – other chicks.

    Specifically, the ladeeees who got to where they are on their own merits – and who in many cases demonstrated superior merit over penis owners to do so.

    It’s the overly dainty, fearful or barrel-shaped lunatic women who haven’t found their place in the world yet that moan the loudest, finally get a position as a result of the aforementioned policies, fuck everything up when they get there, eventually realise why said policies were there in the first place and then fuck off leaving smoking ruins behind them that are responsible.

    Assisted, naturally, by a weathervaning meeja. Actual chicks, I believe, are furious.

  96. Boambee John

    I give up on the spaminator!

  97. Snoopy

    Thank you, Bruce. pH is supposed to be the BIG threat to the Reef. You would think the net would be full of alarming data.

  98. DrBeauGan

    When someone communicates that they are not “on our side” our first reaction is to run away or dismiss them as stupid.

    Really? I don’t have a side, and I enjoy arguing with people. I only give up after the other person has shown they can’t follow or construct an argument.

    I have noticed, however, that those who hold a standard lefty position on say, same sex marriage, tend to hold the standard lefty position on everything from economics to gun control. Theres is no obvious connection between these subjects. So we can conclude that they didn’t form their opinions by examining evidence and performing logical analysis. They seem to have come to those opinions by simply echoing their friends. So it comes as no surprise that they can’t handle rational arguments.

    They really are rather stupid. I greatly regret this, but one has to face facts. Well, I have to face facts, they don’t, because they get consolation from being in their herd.

  99. lotocoti

    A summary of note.

    “The effect of the police turning up at [the Claimant’s] place of work because of his political opinions must not be underestimated. To do so would be to undervalue a cardinal democratic freedom. In this country we have never had a Cheka, a Gestapo or a Stasi. We have never lived in an Orwellian society.”

    Good luck getting a judgement like this in Oz.

  100. You can see from the timeseries data that since about 1980 the supposed acidification (ie lower alkalinity) is actually a feature of the ~60 year cycle.

    Without doing the numbers (you can quote me), the amount of acid/alkali to change the pH of the Pacific Ocean by 1 unit is very big. Like multi-mega volcanic eruption big.
    I’m amazed by the figures in Bruce’s post.

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Israel Folau moves around the opponent players in ways that are balletic in their nature. Or, more simply he is simply a joy to watch, even if he is weaving around your team. I hope we will see many clips of his work with the Catalans.

    Even I, Rafiki, who have no knowledge or interest in football of any type, watched Folau on the field and was impressed by his deft darting skills. I think he is one of a kind, and as usual, Australia has let another good one slip through our inept hands. Nor is this just happening on the sports field. We often don’t sufficiently appreciate those entrepreneurial few we have with skills and brains and they have to go beyond our shores to thrive. We are left with the tit-sucking ABC and other dross in our educational and capital markets systems still holding us back. A failure of vision and drive, also stuffed up by climatic wittering and resultant very expensive energy costs.

  102. DrBeauGan #3324026, posted on February 15, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Belief versus Reason.

    Enlightenment versus Endarkenment.

  103. bespoke

    Professor Kam Louieis is saying he would be more comfortable in the presence of his own race, LOL!

  104. 1735099

    Those who hold a standard lefty position….to gun control…..they can’t handle rational arguments.

    Let’s look at gun control.
    Here is the standard Catallaxy “rational” argument as frequently expressed here –
    The USA has 11 times the rate of gun fatalities per head of population as Australia.
    American gun laws are therefore superior to ours and should be adopted.
    Because second amendment….

    I don’t have a side.

    Nor do you have a brain.

  105. Bruce in WA

    Farmer Gez, our younger daughter up and left us to live in Sydney — permanently. It does leave a hole in your heart, but you get by. They have a life to lead, too.

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    OTOH, if you want to be schooled in bullshit, this is the place…..

    This blog owns you, lock, stock and barrel, sniffy. You can’t stay away.

  107. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    More detail from the British Judgement above. It is a relief to see that the Court can swipe back at over-zealous policing, and tell them to pull their heads in:

    In his judgment handed down today, Mr Justice Julian Knowles concludes that HCOG is lawful as a policy both under domestic law and under Article 10 ([156], [237]). The policy draws upon many years of work on hate crime and hate incidents which began with the 1999 Macpherson Report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993. The Court concludes that HCOG serves legitimate purposes and is not disproportionate.

    7. However, Mr Justice Julian Knowles also finds that the police’s actions towards the Claimant disproportionately interfered with his right of freedom of expression on the particular facts of this case ([289]). The judgment emphasises the vital importance of free speech in a democracy and provides a reminder that free speech includes not only the inoffensive, but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative, and that the freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having ([3]).

    8. Mr Justice Julian Knowles concludes that the Claimant’s tweets were lawful and that there was not the slightest risk that he would commit a criminal offence by continuing to tweet ([271]). He finds the combination of the police visiting the Claimant’s place of work, and their subsequent statements in relation to the possibility of prosecution, were a disproportionate interference with the Claimant’s right to freedom of expression because of their potential chilling effect.

    Hairy has been mewling about not wanting any more to go to the UK next Christmas for an extended stay, which I am keen on doing, because he can’t stand the PC politics of the place. He wants to spend more time at Christmas in Trump’s Triumphant America (provided Trump wins, I caution). I will show Hairy this Judgement and suggest to him that all is not lost in Britain yet.

    Secretly, I am hoping that Boris gets a new and better-informed girlfriend.

  108. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’ll take little Mark for a day in a shearing shed’

    Haaaaaaaa.

    It is an article of faith that in a contest between city boys and country boys, relative street smarts and fancy book learnin’ are well and truly overcome with situational awareness as well as raw power and aggression borne of hard work in the open.

    And of the country boys, even amongst country boys, it is well known that you’re aiming for the stars if you decide to take on:
    a) Rangas (freakin’ obviously);
    b) Ringers; or
    c) Shearers.

    The old man relayed a story over the phone some weeks back. Two shearers from Patchewollock (a place even smaller than my own ancestral seat) were returning home from somewhere further south for something or other, and decided to stop in at one of my town’s pubs to put the nosebag on and get supplies en route.

    Three up and coming local bucks in the front bar espied the pair, and having not seen them before decided they were for the long jump. So when the shearers put their hats back on and walked out, they were followed by the ambitious trio, who were buoyed by having watched lots of UFC clips.

    Eyewitness reports indicate a very brief and very violent exchange resulting in all three ending up on the footpath (two and a half actually, as one had his head and shoulders inspecting the gutter) and the shearers toodling off north. Quite a bit of claret was said to have been leaked.

    No cops. No attention. No nothing. Just things returning to their natural order, which is something the Greens have no concept of.

  109. Des Deskperson

    Err ‘Whether this is true or not…’

  110. Tailgunner

    The Box is now the favourite to win the Dem Nom, 2.63, [email protected].
    The Box! The Box!

  111. Whalehunt fun

    Weasels are not cowardly. They have no concept of not killing something they meet. If it has meat on it, it is pretty. I wonder if it was weasels that wiped out the dinosaurs.

  112. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    free speech includes not only the inoffensive, but the irritating, the contentious, the eccentric, the heretical, the unwelcome and the provocative, and that the freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having ([3]).

    Sinc: A true Liberty Quote.

    ScoMo: Abandon 18C

  113. Whalehunt fun

    Knuckle Dragger, are you saying PETA do not often waylay shearer’s to tell them off for their cruelty to sheep?

  114. Boambee John

    The seagull has an amazing ability to take gems of wisdom recorded here (aka chips) and convert them into its own interpretation of reality (aka sh1t).

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Never forget that the objective of the left, and its useful idiots in the media, is to destroy our civilisation so it can be remade in Stalin’s image.’

    – Liberty Quote

  116. Tailgunner

    That’s @Sportsbet.
    The others still have Bernie just favourite.
    But The Box is coming!
    Straight forecast is now Trump to beat Bernie/The Box both 4.50.
    Sheeeit,partners, I shoulda got on for much more at 17/1!!

  117. Bruce of Newcastle

    pH is supposed to be the BIG threat to the Reef.

    Snoopy – It isn’t for two reasons. One – there’re many reefs where the pH is a lot lower and the temperature higher, like in New Caledonia and the Red Sea. And two – coral polyps produce enormous numbers of progeny every year, so their ability to adapt is very quick. Most PhD projects though only have two or three years to collect data so they don’t pick up the adaptation.

  118. Farmer Gez

    Thanks for the cheering up by cats on my daughter leaving home.
    We share the same sense of humour which I’ll miss most.
    A silly advert on TV the other day had us both in stitches and my wife and other daughter wondering what the hell was so funny.
    Obviously the local business got all the staff in the shot for a team smile but you could tell it was about the twentieth take and the looks on their face’s was priceless. I turned to my daughter mimicking the look and she cracked up.

  119. EvilElvis

    penis owners

    Rookie mistake. I went cock and b*lls owner a few posts above, KD. Forever lost to the spaminator!

    You can’t say kunt in Canada, nor b*lls in Australia.

    What a fucking country.

  120. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Knuckle Dragger, are you saying PETA do not often waylay shearer’s to tell them off for their cruelty to sheep?’

    Whalehunt – yes. For these reasons:

    1. Shearers operate on proper farms, whose locations might be nominally known but which can be incredibly hard to find access roads for if you haven’t actually been there.

    It is simple for the hairy fat midget munchers and their scrawny fragile handbags masquerading as male counterparts to get GPS directions to a cafe’s pet goats in western Gippsland. Trying to get to an actual farm is harder, even without taking into account PETA’s natural terror of atmosphere.

    2. When doing shearing stuff, shearers are rarely found at fencelines. They’re deep inside the farms. In shearing sheds. Shearing. For which every single one of these impotent ferals should be eternally grateful.

  121. Johno

    All 7RAR nashos were given an opt out parade. Sniffy was a 7RAR nasho. Sniffy volunteered for SVN. Sniffy then found out he wasn’t brave and slunk off to count blankets. Sniffy is a fraud and a snot nosed little brat.

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    Climate grifter Rajendra Pachauri has breathed out his last CO2.

  123. Johno

    I have to say Filbert is doing a good job. Keep ’em coming.

  124. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Where this is true or not, it’s a certifiable fact that pharmacies and similar emporiums in China are chockers with skin lightening creams and unguents.

    On my health walk yesterday I walked by a newly purchased property still undergoing renovations. An attractive Nordic blonde woman with a long ponytail of hair was turning out of the gate just in front of me, wearing shorts, and obviously young and sprightly. She turned around and smiled at me, becoming a clearly Chinese girl, with blonded locks and very pale skin. Your house is looking good, I say conversationally. We are just move in, she replied. Velly nice to live here.

    Friendliness all round. We have many Chinese purchasers in our neighbourhood and they are eager to be part of the local community, well accepted by others in the communal gardening sprees that take place.

  125. Top Ender

    This is an ex-thread.

    It has ceased to be.

  126. Filbert

    We’ll beat this Xunt with mockery Johno.
    Truth and common sense have no effect it appears.
    Attack! Attack! Attack!

  127. lotocoti

    I realise anecdote isn’t evidence, but still.

  128. Knuckle Dragger

    Even Liability Bob’s in awe of the brief yet energetic trolling experienced here in the last couple of days.

    Returning to this execrable standard is like getting off a rollercoaster and hopping on an airport travelator.

  129. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Climate grifter Rajendra Pachauri has breathed out his last CO2.

    A great loss to the literature of the torn bodice.

    Otherwise, not much missed, although sad for his family of course.

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    Filbert, 10.32;

    Compared to the others, that one’s a cracker.

    It would appear to be a picture of the infamous gathering Old Yeller refused to attend because he didn’t have a guarantee of his own safety, and wasn’t apologised to for some reason.

  131. Filbert

    These memes write themselves KD.
    Sniffy is a target rich communist Xunt.

  132. Geriatric Mayfly

    temperature higher, like in New Caledonia and the Red Sea

    Dare I play the heretic? I wilol qualify what I was going to say. The Red Sea corals are rumouredto be even more spectacular than those on the Little Reef That Could.

  133. Indeed Knuckle Dragger. 2 things you never did with shearers was fight or drink. One of the best I played footy against was both, but a gentleman as well, but no longer with us. Actually, he didn’t get drunk, he got tired.

  134. Entropy

    Luckily, comments are giving him a serve, mentioning that the ones boycotting Chinese or Asian businesses, are other Asians.

    Popular Chinese restaurant in a community with a lot of Chinese, only one third full, whiteys, only Chinese there the owners.

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    Yup.

    Rule 1 – know thy audience.

    Pomposity hates ridicule. Haaaaaaates it. ‘Specially ridicule borne of factual correction, which others here are so adept at.

    ‘I write for an audience’ – Liability Bob, 2019

    And if he presumed to know said audience, among may other colossal fuckups he wouldn’t have scrawled things like ‘my SLR was locked and loaded’ or talked about when he was in ‘rookies’ with his ‘drill sergeant’.

  136. Knuckle Dragger

    They’ve got hollow legs BB.

    One for food, and one for frothy refreshment.

  137. Filbert

    KD,
    If I’m not about and either Snifter or Grigs shows up, all Cats and Kittens are encouraged to use these memes.
    Attack is the best form of defence.
    And it hateses mockery (my precious).

  138. Knuckle Dragger

    Much as I’d like to, I can’t claim this.

    The sewer that is soshul meeja occasionally throws out a jewel:

    ‘1770: British refugees seeking asylum in Australia are attacked by hateful, xenophobic, racist, bigoted Aboriginals who hate the asylum seekers purely because of the colour of their skin.’

  139. One old bloke used to shear up around my area, took a dozen king browns out with him, they had to be room temperature. Legend has it 3 were down before commencement, 6 at lunch then the other 3 on the way home.

  140. Johno

    The thing is, he is a complete nong. Spent too much time driving around the back blocks of QLD talking to himself. Wishing he was a real man who could relate to other men without being a snarky bitch. He has a hiding every time he comes on here,slinks off,gives himself a stern talking to and returns. Bran Nu Dae!!!

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    Much as I’d like to, I can’t claim this.

    The sewer that is soshul meeja occasionally throws out a gem:

    ‘1770: British refugees seeking asylum in Australia are attacked by hateful, xenophobic, racist, bigoted Aboriginals who hate the asylum seekers purely because of the colour of their skin.’

  142. Geriatric Mayfly

    Staying in old shearers’ quarters in Tas. with good kitchen still adjoined. Cook arrives for the day, to rustle up the day’s nourishment for the troops. A half frozen haunch of meat chucked in the oven and the vegies still a mystery. I asked if she would like me to knock up a salad. What will you put in it she enquired. I ran off the usual list of ingredients. “They would scrape it on the floor,” she said. But she did accept the offer of some beetroot. One night I returned from fishing and she had generously left me out a plate from the menu du jour. No sign of the china base could be detected. Rim to rim, corned beef with lots of gristle. Spuds. Cauliflower under a thick blanket of white sauce and the mandatory carrots for colour. Wholesome to a degree.

  143. Roger

    Sky News host Rita Panahi says “it’s hard to fathom” that while Australian women “enjoy unprecedented prosperity, opportunity and equality, there exists a subjugated subclass who are forced into taking part in devastating cultural practices”.
    Data released in the past week revealed a sharp increase in the number of forced and child marriages in Australia.

    “Hard to fathom”?

    C’mon, Rita; call it for what it is.

  144. Geriatric Mayfly

    C’mon, Rita; call it for what it is.

    Rita is being too coy by half.

  145. Filbert

    Agreed Johno.
    I don’t hate Sniffy but I hate what he stands for.
    He’s a gutless, faux-pious, lying, make-up wearing commo.
    Facts to him are inconsequential.
    Rational arguments against him do not work.
    That leaves mockery, relentless mockery.
    Which is always good for a laugh.

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    Mitchell Loader is 19 years of age. He has a criminal history of violence and fuckwittery ten feet long.

    Yesterday he was sentenced after his latest bout of anti-social and other people’s life-changing-for-the-worse behaviour.

    Found a target with his wolfpack in a Dannograd Maccas carpark. Waited until his mate tripped the bloke over, then kicked and punched him until he stopped moving. Called him a xunt and pinched his shoes. watched on by kiddies and mums from the joint’s playground.

    The victim was in his early teens. Loader then fronted the victim’s friends and stole all their shit.

    Three weeks earlier he found a bloke he didn’t know having a feed at a food court. Dragged him to the ground by his hair, repeatedly kicked him in the face then fucked off.

    Told his (free) psych he liked taking disco bikkies and Xanax because it made him feel dangerous.

    This, from the Hun:

    ‘Magistrate Vicky Prapas said Loader’s vicious, reckless assaults would have been “frightening experiences” committed in public spaces “exposing young children to horrific violence”. “Wanton, unprovoked public violence is all too prevalent in the community.”

    ‘But she also said he had served 50 days on remand, and had done well on youth justice bail.
    “You are a youthful offender, have already served a period of time in adult prison and it is of benefit to the community that you continue your rehabilitation,” she said.

    ‘Loader was sentenced to 50 days in jail – time he has already served – and given an 18-month community corrections order.’

    Shocked by not surprised. Words fucking fail me, they really do.

  147. Knuckle Dragger

    *Watched on by*

    Rage apparently makes capital letters disappear.

  148. Knuckle Dragger

    *but not surprised*

    That one was the penis banner’s fault.

  149. All 7RAR nashos were given an opt out parade.

    Yep, and there are unicorns in Johno’s garden and the moon is made of green cheese.
    Times, dates, participants?
    You’ve been promoting this bullshit ever since you began posting here, but this is Catallaxy, where bullshit baffles brains.
    Tell me again – was I a conscripted volunteer, or a volunteer conscript?

  150. Farmer Gez

    You seriously have to read this shit to know that some things never change. The ignorant and superstitious destroy what they can’t comprehend. A vile gloat by an educated fool.
    From NITV of course.

    14 FEB 2019 – 2:51PM
    How the foolish rumour that Hawaiians ate Cook began
    ANALYSIS: Historian and Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi, Lilikalā K. Kameʻeleihiwa explains that Captain Cook’s death was a victory for the Hawaiian people, but one that did not end in cannibalism.
    By Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa
    14 FEB 2019 – 11:57 AM UPDATED 14 FEB 2019 – 2:51 PM
    Disclaimer: This article contains violent descriptors

    Rumour has it that Hawaiians worshipped Captain James Cook as a god whom we killed, and then ate, in 1779.

    Now it is true that we very proudly killed Cook, who brought Venereal Disease (VD) and Tuberculosis to the Hawaiian people with his disease-ridden men. In fact, we Hawaiians still celebrate every 14 February as Hauʻoli Lā Hoʻomake iā Kapena Kuke, of Happy Death of Captain Cook day!

    But as we Hawaiians preferred to eat fresh fish over people (especially those who bathed only infrequently), we certainly did not eat Cook. So where did this story come from?

    Cook had been well equipped with two ships, the H.M.S.Resolution for whom he was captain, and the H.M.S. Discovery whose captain was Charles Clerke, and their mission was to find the non-existent Northwest passage, across what is now Canada to the Atlantic ocean.

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    Cook and his ships first arrived in Hawaiʻi in January 1778 by accident, via. Tahiti on their way to Alaska. Sailing from the South Pacific they spotted the islands of Hawaiʻi, Māui and Oʻahu, but unlike Hawaiian double-hulled canoes which were made to stand the climate, waters and terrain of the archipelago, large European ships had trouble sailing into the wind, and they could not land on those islands.

    However, they did manage to steer into the south sides of the northern islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau.

    Both Captain Cook and Clerke knew that their men were riddled with gonorrhoea and syphilis, and many of the crew would die of Tuberculosis before they returned to England, yet they sent them ashore through the high winter surf to fill their near empty water kegs from the numerous rivers, allowing them to have contact with the natives.

    When the surf rose too high to return to the ships, the men stayed the night ashore and slept with Hawaiian women who were curious to see what these white men had in their funny looking pants. Shortly after, Cook and his ships proceeded north to Alaska to share their germs there.

    Thus both VD and Tuberculosis were introduced to the Hawaiian people, and later that year in November 1778 when Cook returned to Hawaiian archipelago offshore of Māui. Hawaiian men went aboard to show Cook and his crew the venereal sores on their genitals, and to ask for medicine for them. Our ancestors knew that the disease had come from Cookʻs crew, which ended up devastating our population. This is a key reason we celebrate his death.

    Cook eventually came round to moor in the sheltered bay of Kealakekua [lit., the pathway of the gods] in January 1779, where coincidentally the god Lono, a god of peace, returned annually from Tahiti to bring fertility to the people.

    There, Cook was met by the Lono priests who took him to Hikiau temple to honour him as the returning god Lono, whose emblem of crossed wood and long pieces of white kapa [barkcloth] looked very much like the sails of Cook’s ships.

    Why would the Lono priests mistake Cook for a god? It was simple.

    During Makahiki ceremonies for Lono (the four months of the new year) war is forbidden. Yet during this time, King Kalaniʻōpuʻu of Hawaiʻi island, was off on Māui making war. When Cook arrived in Kealakekua, the Lono priests called the King back to attend to the Lono rituals and to offer gifts of food and hospitality to Captain Cook.

    However, Makahiki ceremonies usually end in January, and so after a while, the Hawaiians began wondering, and asking, Cook and his men when they were leaving. Finally, Cook left Kealakekua, but a day later, off the coast of Kawaihae, Cook encountered a storm that broke the mast of the Endeavor. He limped back to Kealakekua.

    Lono was supposed to be able to control the winds — so what kind of god gets a broken mast? Folks soon began to wonder, was Cook really Lono? After all, he didn’t speak our language, and he didn’t bathe every day which is an absolute Hawaiian requirement. Was he an imposter?!

    Then Cook lost his temper when some Hawaiians, doubting his divine designation, stole the small boat used to go ashore from one of Cook’s ships.

    Immediately, Cook went to the rocky shores of Kaʻawaloa peninsula, adjacent to Kealakekua bay, to kidnap King Kalaniʻōpuʻu until the small boat should be returned. Cook did not know that the small boat had already been burned so that its prized iron nails could be retrieved.

    In this arrogance, Cook went with only one man rowing his own small boat, and one guard to come ashore with him. When King Kalaniʻōpuʻu refused to go with Cook, the crowd surrounding the King quickly became angry. Cook’s guard ran off to the small boat, leaving Cook behind, and his two men quickly rowed back to the safety of their ship deserting their captain.

    As Cook turned to make his way through the crowd, some enterprising fellow threw a rock at his back. When Cook groaned, the crowd shouted that he was not a god. The Hawaiians began to stab Cook to death. Many Hawaiian families still claim the honour today.

    Captain Cook monument on the Big Island
    Captain Cook Monument on the Big Island (Hawaii Tourism)
    Source: Hawaii Tourism

    While it turned out that Cook was not a god, it was evident that with two large ships, he was certainly a high chief of some sort. Tradition demanded that his body be dismembered, and the bones be put into a sennit casket. The Lono priests took Cookʻs hands and his buttocks, wrapped in ceremonial kapa cloth, to his ship. Cook’s men were horrified at the bloody bits and asked, “Oh my god, did you eat him?”

    To which the Lono priests replied, “Why? Is that what you do? Do you eat your dead?”. Hence the foolish rumour began.

    Our Māori cousins often taunt Hawaiians for being “too nice” to foreigners, to which we reply, “Donʻt forget that you Māori had your chance and you missed it. We Hawaiians killed Cook and rid the world of a very bad man.”

    Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa, PhD is a historian and Professor at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

  151. cohenite

    Climate grifter Rajendra Pachauri has breathed out his last CO2.

    Good. The world is always a better place when a leftie dies.

  152. Knuckle Dragger

    You were a volunteer, Old Yeller.

    You had choices, and you made them. You chose to be where you ended up. In ‘rookies’, with your ‘drill sergeant’.

    Typically, though, it’s someone else’s fault.

  153. Mark from Melbourne

    Must have been this one.
    Title of the pic is the clue, if still in the dark yell out.

    Thanks, Mark A.

    Gawd I’m slow!!

  154. Roger

    From NITV of course.

    The revolution is being subsidised.

  155. Johno

    Now,now Sniffy poos, We have been over this before,you were conscripted, you were trained and before you went to SVN you were ordered to attend an opt out parade. This you did and you VOLUNTEERED to go to SVN. When you arrived in SVN you went out into the jungle and found you did not have the courage to continue. The rest is history, you combat dodging little girly male. Now off you go and re-invent you heroic life.

  156. Farmer Gez

    Speaking of shearers and cooks. One old local shearer was at the shed of a pious old prick who would only supply meat from old wethers for the tucker.
    At the start of lunch the miserable old bugger would stop the meal to say grace.
    The old ringer piped up “while you’re asking God for help, could you ask him how the bloody hell are we going eat this mutton?”

  157. Bruce of Newcastle

    C’mon, Rita; call it for what it is.

    Rita is being too coy by half.

    I don’t blame her if she’s got family in the old country. They make the CCP look nice.

  158. Entropy

    Half the FTA digital channels are government funded.

    And they wonder why streaming is popular.

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    Here We Go!!!!
    Commies on Suicide Watch.

    曾錚 Jennifer Zeng
    @jenniferatntd

    This is really a bombshell.
    Naval University of Engineering in #Wuhan, one of the five comprehensive military universities of PLA (official info: http://bit.ly/2URmJ5x) issued a lockdown notice on Jan. 2, 18 days BEFORE the gov. admitted there was an epidemic, 21 days BEFORE the city was locked down. Did the army know something beforehand that we didn’t know?

  160. Delta A

    Gawd I’m slow!!

    I’m even slower, Mark o M. Still don’t geddit.

    Help, please.

  161. Digger

    This blog owns you, lock, stock and barrel, sniffy. You can’t stay away.

    That may well be the case but even more telling is how many of you he owns…

    He owns at least 20 on this blog, lock, stock and barrel… they have no self control or will power to ignore him, quite pathetic really.

  162. Roger

    I don’t blame her if she’s got family in the old country.

    Her bio says her family came to Australia as refugees in 1984.

  163. cohenite

    Good legal analysis of the HC Thoms and Love non citizen aboriginal case from professor James Allan; the judiciary in this shit-hole are out of control. This decision coming after victoristan SC appeal judgment in the P.ll case show the judiciary are activists and very dangerous.

  164. You had choices, and you made them. You chose to be where you ended up.

    My “choices” –
    1966 – To register or not. Failure to register was an offence. Those who did not register without reasonable explanation were automatically balloted in and considered for call-up. They were also liable to be fined. I registered and was deferred automatically until I had completed one year of teaching in 1968.
    1969 – I was required to present myself at the nominated depot for service. Failure to do so would have resulted in a warrant for arrest, and once arrested, a charge of AWOL.
    March 1969 – Completion of recruit training. I was allowed a corps preference. I chose -1/Education Corps – 2/ Transport Corps. I was allocated to Infantry.
    June 1969 – Completion of Corps training. I was allowed a unit preference. I chose 9 RAR because it was due to return to Australia in December 1969. I was posted to 7 RAR which was due to deploy to Vietnam in February 1970.
    Show me, old mate, on the basis of these “choices”, how I chose to “end up” in Vietnam.

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ain’t Nobody Gonna Steal This Heart Awaaaaaaaay…..

    Ain’t Nobody Gonna Steal This Heart Awaaaaaaaay…..

    Jesus Christ guys it’s Saturday.

    Go outside.

  166. cohenite

    He owns at least 20 on this blog, lock, stock and barrel… they have no self control or will power to ignore him, quite pathetic really.

    Just keep licking his arse then dickhead; you’re a troll yourself.

  167. He owns at least 20 on this blog, lock, stock and barrel… they have no self control or will power to ignore him, quite pathetic really.

    The pathetic part is the endless, repetitious bullshit.

  168. Just keep licking his arse then dickhead; you’re a troll yourself.

    At least he didn’t tell you to die.
    He has a real issue with anyone who disagrees with him.
    I sincerely hope he’s single….

  169. Bruce of Newcastle

    Still don’t geddit.

    Delta – The clue is the title at the very top. 😀

    It’s right, once you see it you can’t unsee it anymore!

  170. JC

    Cronkite

    How can a HC decision be overturned?
    1. It can’t be done through the parliament I assume or perhaps it could, by passing a piece of legalization that provokes a visit to the HC that is written in such a way as to dare the HC to strike it down.

    Something along the lines of … All Austtralian citizens must be considered equal in the eyes of the law.
    2. It could simply be ignored.

    3. A referendum challenging the court.

  171. Mark from Melbourne

    This is about to go onto an electronic billboard in Times Square!
    (h/t Insty)

  172. JC

    A vegan’s life must be a miserable unhappy one.

    Ignorance is blissfully rewarding

    First they came for the coal, then they wanted our milk. Fashionable activists used to defy the moralisers, now they’re the ones telling us how to live.

    They can’t even drink milk in coffee or tea.

    What busted lives they lead.

  173. Bruce of Newcastle

    The pathetic part is the endless, repetitious bullshit.

    V is for Voluminous?

  174. notafan

    It’s entirely logical for Chinese Australians to avoid places where Chinese Australians who may have been in contact with coronavirus congregate.

    Like Glen Waverley and Box Hill for example.

    As for the rest people who have recently returned from China have been asked to self quantantine but do they, or do they punt it’s okay and go back to work at the dumpling shop?

    Racism racism racism.

  175. Tel

    ‘Loader was sentenced to 50 days in jail – time he has already served – and given an 18-month community corrections order.’

    Shocked by not surprised. Words fucking fail me, they really do.

    Clockwork Orange was not intended as an instruction manual.

    Face it though … these street thugs are the replacement police force in our brave anarcho tyrannical future. Out with the old, in with the new.

  176. Cronkite

    How can a HC decision be overturned?
    1. It can’t be done through the parliament I assume or perhaps it could, by passing a piece of legalization that provokes a visit to the HC that is written in such a way as to dare the HC to strike it down.

    Something along the lines of … All Austtralian citizens must be considered equal in the eyes of the law.
    2. It could simply be ignored.

    3. A referendum challenging the court.

    *Or all the members of the High Court could die.
    That would do it.

    *Cronkite’s logic…..

  177. notafan

    Parliament can pass laws that overrule the HC.

    Or if necessary amend the constitution via referendum.

    I’m sure it has happened before.

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Show me, old mate, on the basis of these “choices”, how I chose to “end up” in Vietnam.’

    Okay.

    ‘Failure to register was an offence. Those who did not register without reasonable explanation were automatically balloted in and considered for call-up. They were also liable to be fined.’

    So instead of putting your hand in your pocket and staying true to your ‘principles’, you CHOSE to do the latter.

    ‘I was required to present myself at the nominated depot for service. Failure to do so would have resulted in a warrant for arrest, and once arrested, a charge of AWOL.’

    So instead of staying true to the abovementioned, drearily repetitive ‘principles’ and potentially doing two years in minimum security gardening and reading, after which you would might have actually had something to bitch about, you CHOSE to present yourself.

    ‘I was allowed a corps preference. I chose -1/Education Corps – 2/ Transport Corps. I was allocated to Infantry.’

    You PREFERRED to go to PNG with three unearned hooks. You didn’t get it. You could have walked away – see the two years mentioned above – but you CHOSE not to.

    ‘I chose 9 RAR because it was due to return to Australia in December 1969. I was posted to 7 RAR which was due to deploy to Vietnam in February 1970.’

    You PREFERRED a battalion because you thought it would be easier. You didn’t get it. You could have still walked away. You wouldn’t have been shot out of hand. But no. You CHOSE to turn up on embarkation day instead of jumping the fence, and you CHOSE that on the basis that there may be some benefit in it for you, should you have returned alive.

    And by your own words here, you made extra sure that was going to happen.

    By its very definition, you made a series of choices that put you there. You were a volunteer in every sense of the word. Your depiction of yourself as a professional yet noble victim over the following 50 years is irrelevant.

    Life’s about choices, Old Yeller. You have nobody to point the finger at except the aging, sad pompous coward in the mirror.

  179. Entropy

    But she also said he had served 50 days on remand, and had done well on youth justice bail.
    “You are a youthful offender, have already served a period of time in adult prison and it is of benefit to the community that you continue your rehabilitation,” she said.

    ‘Loader was sentenced to 50 days in jail – time he has already served – and given an 18-month community corrections order.’

    Shocked by not surprised. Words fucking fail me, they really do.

    It is a difficult thing the ability of sentencing judges taking into account time in remand or under charges. This case seems the judge is more interested in the rights of the crim than his victims.
    On the other hand often the wheels of justice turn very slowly to the extent that justice seems forgotten. Currently I am involved in a number of cases where fraud has been perpetrated on the taxpayer. These are pretty clear cut and the complainant has provided a lot of evidence to the police, but the police of course need to issue warrants and investigate to strengthen the case before charging, then the case can be quite some time to get in front of a magistrate, who then promptly defers the case a couple of months, not once, but again and again! Now, for some of these people I have very little sympathy as they are deliberate thieves. Others though would just do something stupid (eg stupidly alter the date on an invoice) and are really only referred to the police because the public servant has no choice. The magistrates treat all the same though. At least the brain fart people get no conviction recorded, but scum stealing well over $100k get light sentences because of the length of time the case has gone on.

    The process really can be the punishment. For everyone.

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The pathetic part is the endless, repetitious bullshit.’

    You bet.

  181. amortiser

    Climate grifter Rajendra Pachauri has breathed out his last CO2.

    This is the guy who has to win the Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy. While telling all and sundry to reduce carbon emissions he flies from New York to Delhi for cricket practice.

    http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/heat-on-cricket-pitch-warms-this-climate-change-laureate/231802/0

  182. JC

    Parliament can pass laws that overrule the HC.

    Can it? I’m not sure. The HC can deem legislation to be unconstitutional, which means it has a leg up on parliament in this respect.

  183. notafan

    I see Bobby has reeled a couple in again this morning.

    Dear Since you banned the m word and the I word.

    Please ban the V word and the c word too.

  184. notafan

    Yes JC but then parliament can go to the people via referendum.

    The idea that the undemocratic hc is the ultimate decision maker in a democracy is scary.

  185. I thought Parliament can replace the judges.
    true/false?

  186. notafan

    Not every decision by the hc is on a constitutional issue btw.

    I can’t see the constitutional issue in the Thoms decision, for example.

  187. JC

    Climate grifter Rajendra Pachauri has breathed out his last CO2.

    He loved female breasts.. always talked about them .. even wrote novels with breasts featuring prominently. He even harassed young female staffers about stroking them.

    I guess other than the last part he wasn’t so bad.

    Lefties used to go when you talked about his.

  188. notafan

    It’s not a matter of individual judges, it’s who is the final arbiter.

    I say it is the people.

  189. JC

    Paul Kelly at the Oz is a babbling imbecile. I don’t know how they continue to keep him on.

    A second Trump term will shake the world. The idea that Australia will escape is remote. We are simply unprepared.
    Paul Kelly

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC – Railway engineers love tunneling under mountains.

  191. cohenite

    How can a HC decision be overturned?

    Basics: Judges interpret legislation, decide whether it is not ultra vires, that is consistent with a legal basis, ie the constitution and then apply the legislation.

    Judges don’t make law. The HC made law in mabo and in the Thoms and Love aboriginal non citizen case. Mabo created a new land title, native title, which only aboriginals can access but it made that new land title conditional on crown permission; that fundamental distinction has been gradually eroded by judicial application of native title since mabo; the Thoms and Love judgment really just extends that process to its natural conclusion which is aboriginals land title rights are now exempt from crown qualification. Previously active crown title precluded native title as did private title. After Thoms and Love I see both those forms of title being subject to native title claims.

    What can parliament do? They can’t appeal the HC judgment but, assuming a will, they can modify the Native Title act or even abolish it. They can create a new act precluding non citizens from title ownership (bearing in mind non citizens can already trade in titles in this shit hole). There’s a lot they can do if they have a will.

  192. It’s not a matter of individual judges,

    Yes it is. When the court consists of 7 turkeys, then you have a problem.
    3 turkeys is probably enough to make a court dysfunctional. (like now)

  193. jo

    Johnno I think you are a bit mean. All of us know spuds can attack at a moments notice, hence arm yourself with a locked and loaded peeler and in no time be back home booring the crap out of everyone how brave against overwhelming odds you were.

  194. cohenite

    *Or all the members of the High Court could die.
    That would do it.

    HC judges retire at 70 which 2 of the activists responsible for this perverse judgment will do in the next 12 months. Unlike you, like all lefties, who keep going until they die; so die.

  195. JC

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3324164, posted on February 15, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    JC – Railway engineers love tunneling under mountains.

    He was a huge tunneler . A real rodent.

    In the above it should have read.

    Lefties used to go nuts when you talked about his.

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    This subject interests me, but I really don’t have the subject matter expertise to provide any sort of evidence-based position.

    I understand, and I get it, and I’m probably in favour of elected judiciary. I also get that this is largely a US thing, and (I think) only applicable to local jurisdictions, ie counties in certain states and so on.

    The higher levels of judgeness are appointed by gummint in both countries. Perhaps it’s the greater complexity around state and federal penitentiaries that allows this sort of thing to go on.

    In any event, a few years back when magistrates Australia-wide got delusions of competence and demanded to be called judges ( to the horror of actual judges, I might add) further complicated public perceptions.

    Without giving this any further thought, a system where local (ie, individual jurisdictions’) magistrates are elected and appellate courts upward in the rarefied air could well be a step in the right direction.

    I will assume(!) that the GG could technically sack a HC wig-wearer. God knows what it entails though.

  197. cohenite

    I can’t see the constitutional issue in the Thoms decision, for example.

    So, you can’t see.

  198. JC

    The HC made law in mabo and in the Thoms and Love aboriginal non citizen case.

    Stop being an idiot. The HC wouldn’t strike down Mabo, which an appeal even of the recent case would possibly threaten. It would be lost on appeal.

  199. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘It’s not a matter of individual judges, it’s who is the final arbiter.

    I say it is the people.’

    Known in the trade as cut-through. Excellent.

  200. Procedure for removal at the federal level

    The position of Justices of Commonwealth Courts such as the Family Court, Federal Court and High Court of Australia is protected by no less than the Australian Constitution.

    Their time on the bench expires when they reach 70 years of age, but other than this, there are only two grounds under which they may be removed from office: which are “proved misbehaviour” and “incapacity”.

    The mechanism for removal is contained in Section 72 of the Constitution, which mandates the removal of Justices in the said circumstances by the Governor-General in Council on an address from both houses of Parliament in the same session.

  201. Confused Old Misfit

    It appears that the Obama U.S. State Department had a Ukraine joint venture with George Soros – the man many Americans and Europeans consider Public Enemy Number One.

    I don’t know what to say!
    My heart goes out to Ukraine – apparently the source of all that is malevolent!

  202. 8th Dan

    All 7RAR nashos were given an opt out parade.

    Secret but … so you said, Boo Boo.

    If bullshit was money, you’d be stinking rich … instead of just stinking.

  203. JC

    Googs

    How do you treat the skins you have in mum’s basement during the summer months?

  204. vlad

    The government would be unwise to legislate around the latest HC disaster until Bell and Nettle have retired – and been replaced with – oh, George Brandis and Christian Porter perhaps.

  205. ZK2A

    ZK2A:

    From the Oz. “Shameful” and “Disgraceful” are words that suggest themselves.

    ‘Par for the course’ also fits well.
    These Brigades will continue to beg for the funds and equipment until the old farts have been removed and union members put in.
    Then the Treasury taps will be open full bore.

  206. Life’s about choices,

    Yep, and with the help of hard work and a bit of good fortune, my choices have been well and truly vindicated.

    A rehab scholarship on RTA which opened up career prospects (two degrees and a post grad qualification) leading to rapid promotion over the years and a great super payout which has kept me comfortable in retirement.

    My kids have been in receipt of Long Tan scholarships – paid for by the Agent Orange settlement.

    The opportunity to research and correct some of the egregious ahistorical bullshit promoted here.

    The fellowship of the men I served with which has endured for fifty years.

    A gold card (once over 70) – which includes free health care, and lots of other benefits, which you’re paying for. Thanks.

    A DVA funded (three sessions per week) gym programme which keeps me fighting fit.
    I’m probably a damn sight fitter than you.

    You’re paying for that as well. Thanks.

    I’ve done OK.

    I’ve been was lucky, of course.

    The random evil of both the NS ballot and the odd angry shot and stolen Australian land mines wasn’t so kind to 200 of my fellow Nashos.

    Thousands of them, and their families are still paying for that political corruption and will be until they die.
    It’s costing you, and other Australian taxpayers billions annually.

    But you don’t give a stuff about them, or the shame of that episode of our history.

    You’re too busy selling shit food to people too thick to understand that it’s slowly killing them, so you spread a slightly different kind of shit here to compensate.

    You are a very unfunny joke.

  207. Mark from Melbourne

    Delta, focus on the shadows on the guy on the right’s shirt.

    Rude, but funny.

  208. cohenite

    The HC wouldn’t strike down Mabo, which an appeal even of the recent case would possibly threaten. It would be lost on appeal.

    Try and think; neither mabo or thoms and love can be appealed, the HC is the final arbiter. What I said is that the parliament can make new law affecting or abolishing native title; the results of the 1967 referendum will come into play no doubt because that referendum changed the constitution as it applied to aboriginals; whether the HC strikes down any new law qualifying native title or not is the issue but parliament can make new law, it can’t appeal HC judgments.

  209. vlad

    “No happy man ever disturbed a meeting, or preached a war, or lynched a Negro.” – A. S. Neill.

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