Monday Forum: November 3, 2014

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864 Responses to Monday Forum: November 3, 2014

  1. Myrddin Seren says:

    Damn it – I pretty much exhausted my comments on the Henry Ergas thread…..

  2. feelthebern says:

    shameful bronze?

  3. Token says:

    Top story at the SMH: Anglos launch race attack on Chinese:

    I suspect the Chinese are going to lose in this round of victim’s poker.

    There may be an upset though, who knew the wymmynses would lose to mysogynists in NYC?

  4. notafan says:

    still fresh!

  5. Mr Rusty says:

    V for victory!

  6. Tintarella di Luna says:

    I like Mondays sometimes it means a top ten spot.

  7. Mr Rusty says:

    Top story at the SMH: Anglos launch race attack on Chinese

    Bloody hell, what did Rudd call them this time?

  8. Grigory M says:

    Let’s do lunch.

  9. calli says:

    Life of Brian is a very funny movie. The End.

  10. feelthebern says:

    In an interesting turn of events, Slater & Gordon have bought out Nowicki Carbone.

  11. Tom says:

    From the old fred:

    We don’t even have pet trolls anymore.

    If anyone here knows Hammy (a.k.a. Kero Boy), I’d appreciate letting us know he’s OK. It’s not like him to go missing for nearly a month. As far as I can work out, he hasn’t been here since October 10.

  12. Motelier says:

    I know I have said it many times before. Government of all levels should get the hell out of business.

    It is amazing that people who attract votes to get into government think they have the business knowhow to successfully run a business.

    “It looks like Port Stephens Council is trying to kick this tin down the road again as they have done since it became obvious that the venture would fail in about 2006,” Dick Appleby from the TRRA said.

    “No one really wants to actually sell it, because that will crystallise the massive $17 million loss so far.
    RTWT
    Port Stephens Examiner and Accommodation News.

    They should get back to setting decent rules and regulations for business and then get out of the way.

  13. Token says:

    In an interesting turn of events, Slater & Gordon have bought out Nowicki Carbone.

    There are going to be a lot of boxes lost when the small firm is forceably relocated into the ambulance chasing mother ship.

  14. calli says:

    Tom, Hammy’s on trollidays. [runs][fast]

  15. Aldrydd says:

    calli
    #1502193, posted on November 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm
    Life of Brian is a very funny movie. The End.

    +1!

  16. Motelier says:

    Calli,

    That was troll. Very troll.

  17. Toiling Mass says:

    Off his troll-ey?

  18. Aldrydd says:

    Calli & Motelier – d’oh I actually lol’d

  19. egg_ says:

    Life of Brian is a very funny movie. The End.

    Judean Peoples affront?

  20. Tom says:

    It did occur to be that the Evil Cap’n Doomlord, after the clinical, quiet way the place had recently been cleaned up, may have launched Operation Entebbe without the publicity.

  21. incoherent rambler says:

    Napthine banning commercial net fishing in Port Phillip Bay, might have a positive side.
    Less lead, cadmium and mercury for the peasants to eat.

  22. JC says:

    The Euro is now below 1.25 and getting the absolute shit beaten out of it.

  23. Steve of Glasshouse says:

    Like a late thief in the night..

  24. JC says:

    Scott Sumner is correct. This totally and completely disproves the so-called liquidity trap. Any Keynesian who mentions liquidity trap in the future should have his or her head shaven… and beard… if Krugman tries this shit again.

  25. Grigory M says:

    Tom, Hammy’s on trollidays. [runs][fast]

    You’re out of controll.

  26. JC says:

    What could be very bullish for US stocks is how I think the Fed’s strategy is unfolding. The Fed, I believe hopes to see a tightening of monetary conditions through the exchange rate (appreciation) of the US Dollar, thereby allowing the Fed to keep interest rates alone for longer.

    All things being equal this along with Japanese any future potential Euroweenie liquidity sloshing around the markets as a result of QE will put an underlying bid on the US currency and stock markets.

    Buy the buck, US Money Centre stocks and wear diamonds.

    All bets are off the table of course if someone nukes someone else in 2015, which seems possible.

  27. JC says:

    STFU Grogory, you big bore.

  28. Life of Brian is a very funny movie. The End.

    A barbed wire enema is very funny. The End.

  29. Percy says:

    Not sure if this hit the old fred but it’s so hilarious it can do with repeating anyway.
    Christine Milne today after the UN’s gerbil warmining warning “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

  30. Roger says:

    “Liberal vanity kills and goes on killing. And it is all the worse because the culprits continue to have such high opinions of themselves.”

    Peter Hitchens on Europe’s Mediterranean border crisis.

    What he says about liberals – “only the stupid and self-righteous – usually people who live far from the areas where mass immigration has changed our country – can pretend that border controls are somehow wicked” – applies also to the ALP.

  31. JC says:

    Not sure if this hit the old fred but it’s so hilarious it can do with repeating anyway.
    Christine Milne today after the UN’s gerbil warmining warning “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    It’s doesn’t make sense at least in the way Tubbsie tried to convey meaning. Tubbsie is a fucking moron.

    If I take coal does that mean I won’t die?

  32. Token says:

    A barbed wire enema is very funny. The End.

    SotP, no one here believes we can force you to love Python or any more than we can end your man-crush of Katter.

  33. Percy says:

    Tubbsie is a fucking moron.

    Aye.

  34. JC says:

    @senatormilne Hey Christine , ” do you want death or do you want coal”, doesn’t mean what you think it means, you nimbus.

  35. Tintarella di Luna says:

    applies also to the ALP.

    Particularly the likes of Labor’s wet-voiced, eye-rolling, infantile Head Mean Girl

  36. JC says:

    @senatormilne Hey Christine , ” do you want death or do you want coal”, doesn’t mean what you think it means, you nimbus.

  37. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    Maybe she means: do you want coal or do you want death?

  38. It’s always nice to see a fresh thread on a Monday morning …

  39. Combine_Dave says:

    Top story at the SMH: Anglos launch race attack on Chinese:

    I suspect the Chinese are going to lose in this round of victim’s poker

    That’s their fault for being too successful. Should sit at home and collect welfare.

  40. Token says:

    Peter Craven notes how fundementally disfunctional the Liars Party is:

    He had Gillard, of course, who ultimately would wield the knife. And the paradox was that the Labor troops marched under Gillard, not Rudd. The only way they could successfully move against Kim Beazley was with each other.

    Gillard said that she had no kids and a radical background, Rudd was clearly the more presentable bet. Yes, but the foot soldiers were more hers than his and, as Kelly emphasises, she was the Labor insider while Rudd was the natural high-flying civil servant type with an instinctive understanding of conservative politics.

    Today the same footsoldiers would choose the un-electable gap toothed rub’n’tugger or the drug dealers’ wife over a sane alternative.

  41. Andrew says:

    Christine Milne today after the UN’s gerbil warmining warning “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    Coal is life for 2.5bn Chindians. But can we pick coal for us and death for her?

    (NADT)

  42. C.L. says:

    I fear I have stumbled into another universe where only lefties exist.

    Monty Python were the Chaser Boys of their time.

    Privileged left-wing wankers, none of them funny.

  43. Motelier says:

    So what are the odds on Dolly getting replaced soon?

  44. SotP, no one here believes we can force you to love Python or any more than we can end your man-crush of Katter.

    Hehe, Token, you do realise my man-crush on Katter is merely an in-joke of some sort?

  45. Token says:

    “Give me liberty or give me death”

    …is mangled and converted to a threat by old crazy eyes…

    “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

  46. Percy says:

    I should have put more of her words up.

    “Do you want death or do you want coal? Because that’s what we’re talking about here. Tony Abbott wants coal”

    The Libs need to use her in their ads.

  47. C.L. says:

    Say what you like about Tom Cruise but he doesn’t want for balls.

  48. goatjam says:

    “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    Are you kidding me? Comrade Milne said that? She is more off her rocker than I thought.

  49. C.L. says:

    This Faris/Shorten thing could get pretty messy.

  50. Rabz says:

    Rudd was the natural high-flying civil servant type with an instinctive understanding of conservative politics

    Paul Kelly is as big an idiot as that greenfilth harridan. The sentence above is quite simply, gibberish, devoid of any logical meaning.

  51. C.L. says:

    Hey, lawyers: can Faris actually demand and receive the police brief and DPP paperwork re Shorten? Does he have any discovery rights?

  52. thefrollickingmole says:

    Say what you like about Tom Cruise but he doesn’t want for balls.

    Thats why hes trapped in the closet.

  53. C.L. says:

    Thats why hes trapped in the closet.

    No he isn’t. That’s just bullshit born of jealousy.

  54. Anthony says:

    So Lloyd Williams is offering the Packer family support for Labor’s Dan/Daniel Andrews. They obviously want something from the CFMEU. What a lot of sleazes! Silly Lloyd has done a lot of damage there.

  55. Bern1 says:

    A hundred diggers from 2RAR sit down one afternoon and drink ^6 grands worth of beer to celebrate Oktoberfest.They employ three young lasses who are topless.The army is outraged.The corporal in charge of proceedings is busted and sent to jail for two weeks.On appeal his conviction is overturned and he is reinstated to rank. I will bet you any money you like that if they had got three transgender,transvestite or what bloody ever to prance around in the nude they would have been all elected as diversity ambassadors.Who would join the friggin army now?

  56. thefrollickingmole says:

    C.L.

    De-Nile, not just a river in Egypt.

  57. slackster says:

    Lefties wanting to scrap the elections now that they might lose

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/03/opinion/cancel-the-midterms.html?_r=0

    2016 will be very interesting indeed

  58. calli says:

    Just for C.L.

    Big Nose.

    Blessed are the cheesemakers… 🙂

  59. Tom says:

    Monty Python were the Chaser Boys of their time.

    Privileged left-wing wankers, none of them funny.

    Gibberish.

    The pythons were the heirs to the Goons’ absurdist British comedy tradition, which exists nowhere else in the English-speaking world.

    The 21st century left, which has effectively illegalised actual funny funniness through its infiltration of the Western bureaucracy, are the actual culprits here. They should be shipped to Kobane and forced at gunpoint to walk into the ISIS sector to be used as hostages.

  60. Rabz says:

    Who would join the friggin army now?

    We’ll treat that as a rhetorical question, given how obvious the answer is.

  61. C.L. says:

    Bern’s story:

    Troops defy orders as bar girls go topless.

    ONE of Australia’s leading combat battalions employed topless waitresses to serve drinks during an “Oktoberfest” party held at the unit’s Townsville base.

    The event, at which the four civilian women were encouraged to remove their clothes in defi­ance of direct orders from the commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, is the latest in a line of recent military scandal .

    It illustrates the challenge faced by senior commanders who have committed to cracking down on unacceptable behaviour among the ranks. It also reveals flaws in the system of military justice, after the corporal held responsible for organising the event was demoted and imprisoned for disobeying ­orders before having his sentence quashed and his rank reinstated.

    More than 100 soldiers and ­junior officers attended the event on September 26, at which a roast pig and about $6000 of alcohol was served at the venue known among troops as “the Booza”.

    Army must be more lesbian, says adviser:

    A recent audit by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick found “evidence of real progress … with momentum for ­reform accelerating” across the army, navy and air force.

    Ms Broderick said the incident in Townsville showed that it would take strong and visible leadership to change the army’s “macho ­culture”

    “Behaviour like this must be relegated to the past if we are to have the army our country needs.”

    Because if there’s one thing you don’t want in your armed forces, it’s a masculine culture.

  62. Natural Instinct says:

    One Day in an Elevator With Obama, Then Out of a Job

    After the Secret Service interview was completed, Mr. Tate’s bosses took away his C.D.C. badge. The next week he was given his letter of termination.
    Mr. Tate said the C.D.C. and the contractor still had not provided him with an explanation about why he was fired. Making matters worse, his 27-year-old son — who had worked at the C.D.C. as a contractor for seven years — was unexpectedly dismissed two weeks after the incident for “downsizing” reasons, Mr. Tate said.
    Now unemployed, he looks back with sadness on the day he met the president.
    “It was something to tell my mom — if I meet him everything will be complete,” he said. “I didn’t know it was going to be my job.”

  63. C.L. says:

    DURHAM, N.C. — By Tuesday night about 90 million Americans will have cast ballots in an election that’s almost certain to create greater partisan divisions, increase gridlock and render governance of our complex nation even more difficult. Ninety million sounds like a lot, but that means that less than 40 percent of the electorate will bother to vote, even though candidates, advocacy groups and shadowy “super PACs” will have spent more than $1 billion to air more than two million ads to influence the election.

    There was a time when midterm elections made sense — at our nation’s founding, the Constitution represented a new form of republican government, and it was important for at least one body of Congress to be closely accountable to the people. But especially at a time when Americans’ confidence in the ability of their government to address pressing concerns is at a record low, two-year House terms no longer make any sense. We should get rid of federal midterm elections entirely.

    Ah yes. “Partisan divisions.” Also known as democracy.

  64. Percy says:

    More than 100 soldiers and ­junior officers attended the event on September 26, at which a roast pig and about $6000 of alcohol was served

    Cheap. The bar tab at my wedding trumped that and there were very few soldiers there.

  65. goatjam says:

    “Behaviour like this must be relegated to the past if we are to have the army our country needs.”

    They need to re-instate the draft, only this time it should be limited to women, homosexuals and transgendered freaks until that macho culture is completely expunged from the military. I’d vote for that.

  66. Kae says:

    70th

    Always late.

  67. Tom says:

    As per Anthony’s mention above, Lloyd Williams owes his business empire — Crown Casino in particular, where he used insider knowledge to get the licence — to his government mooching through the LNP, so it’s no big jump to switch to big government socialism’s Brand B:

    CROWN casino founder Lloyd Williams has been recorded offering the support of the Packer family to help elect Victorian Labor leader Daniel Andrews.

    Mr Williams and Mr Andrews were recorded off camera today discussing the Packer family’s support for the Labor campaign, potentially via Kerry Packer’s estate.

    “I’m very pleased that, you should probably know I am the executive of the Packer estate, and James is going to kick every goal he can for you’’. (with his hand on Andrews’ back)

    A Labor source confirmed the conversation had taken place.

  68. Pickles says:

    I thought the army we need is one that kills people and breaks things. That Broderick woman has confused the army with Oxfam.

  69. Token says:

    CROWN casino founder Lloyd Williams has been recorded offering the support of the Packer family to help elect Victorian Labor leader Daniel Andrews

    Brumby, Thwaites and later Bracks got into government in the ’98 election by opposing Crown in every possible way.

    Typical ALP, now it is an institution, Crown is funding the cronies party.

  70. Token says:

    Troops defy orders as bar girls go topless.

    We are lectured at that it is inappropriate to discuss what a public servant uses government provided funds to bring a lover to the country, as privacy is sacred..

    …yet men paying women to perform in a legal transaction is deemed unacceptable.

    What a society.

  71. Pickles says:

    And another thing. I want to make it clear that the copious travel undertaken to Adelaide, Augathella, Canberra, Carathool, Grawin and Grong Grong to meet up with MLSB was not paid for using any taxpayers money. Rather than any resemblance to Tim Tams, I rather think it was a bit Adora Cream Wafer ish. In any event these matters will be confirmed upon the serialisation (leaking is so crass) of our email correspondence. Anyone who thinks the Pervis/Bolton stuff was salacious better go and do a nervous wee.

  72. Tom says:

    if there’s one thing you don’t want in your armed forces, it’s a masculine culture.

    Brave white men prepared to give up their lives were the people we turned to defend for the freedoms bureaucratic scum like Broderick and the Liars are now unravelling, including the ability of Australia to defend itself.

    I have a special loathing for Michael Lavarch, who shoved through the emasculation of free speech through the RDA’s 18C in the dying days of the Keating Regime — when he had the mother of all conflicts of interest, being married to a white Aboriginal industry racketeer.

  73. slackster says:

    World still showing no sigh of escaping its insanity:

    http://www.newschannel10.com/story/27170316/student-wearing-rosary-gets-arrested

    I will leave it up to the reader to swap out the religions

  74. slackster says:

    Oh and while on the subject of women in traditionally masculine roles-:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=43f_1410868435

    Try not to laugh too hard

  75. 70sPlayboy says:

    if there’s one thing you don’t want in your armed forces, it’s a masculine culture.

    If there’s one thing you don’t want in your tradies/hardware stores/steel mills/leatherman nightclubs/mines/pubs/mechanics/engineering/mixed martial art ring/insert traditional male bastion here – it’s a masculine culture.

    The world would be a much better place if women would do all those things in a touchy-feely kind of way

  76. Grigory M says:

    While he is here for the G20, Vladimir Putin should be invited to give our Defence chiefs and forces some pep talks on what it takes to fight and win. At the same time, Tony Abbott should announce the abolition of the role of Sex Discrimination Commissioner and the transfer of Ms Bwodewick to advise the staff of interested Backbenchers (if they can be found) on how to be an effective tea lady.

  77. C.L. says:

    Folks, link headlines and a paragraph or two are best.

    Few people will click your naked URLs.

    Student wearing rosary, gets arrested.

    14-year-old Jacob Herrera attended Sam Houston middle school’s Wednesday night football game. Herrera wore a rosary outside of his clothes when officer Corporal Wilson asked him to remove it.

    Marivell Chavez, a witness, says she was at the game Wednesday night and claimed while Herrera was being held to the ground, he yelled, “call my mom” and “I can’t breathe.”

    “You know he handcuffed him and then crossed him across the street right there and slammed him again and he repeatedly slammed the child on the floor,” says Chavez.

    The Amarillo Police Department says this was not the case at all. And the reason the situation escalated was because the student did not want to comply to any rules and resisted arrest.

    “He was fighting with the officer, he wouldn’t comply with the commands, he wouldn’t put his arms behind his back. The officer used a couple of different compliance holds to try and get him to put his hands behind his back, he did not deploy his taser, he just tried to get him under control they rolled around on the ground for several minutes,” says Cpl Jerry Neufeld.

    According to APD the use of rosaries can possibly symbolize association with a gang and that’s the reason they ask students to not wear them visible while on school property or functions.

    “We are not indicating that this is the case in this particular incident but that sometimes our youth are using rosary beads as a sign of gang affiliation or some gang apparel again we are not saying that’s what it is, but we have seen it with others here in the united states,” says Cpl Neufeld.

    As I’ve had occasion to point out many times here, US police are nazi lunatics.

  78. goatjam says:

    Try not to laugh too hard

    Oops, too late.

    I ma surprised they are giving the kid an award though. He could have just as easily been thrown in the clink for making two officers of the law look pathetic, weak and ineffectual really.

  79. C.L. says:

    Why are those two birds pretending to be police officers?

    Why don’t they get a nice job in a shop or stay home and look after their children?

    What are they trying to prove?

  80. goatjam says:

    US police are nazi lunatics

    Yeah, SOP is to make ridiculous demands, then when the victim fails to comply in a timely fashion it’s resisting arrest and out with the tasers and/or night sticks.

  81. Mr Rusty says:

    Christine Milne today after the UN’s gerbil warmining warning “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    Henceforth, let the GreenLeft loons be branded with this appropriate and accurate moniker;
    CLIMATE TERRORISTS.

  82. Spider says:

    “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    Are you kidding me? Comrade Milne said that? She is more off her rocker than I thought.

    Sorry folks Milne is just reflecting the new normal in the Greens / Left who just now accept this as gospel.

    Schools (think sustainability in the curriculum) have inculcated little minds everywhere about the evils of coal and CSG and social media have just picked up the stragglers.

    This morning some knob from the climate Council (?) sheiked about the urgency of reducing the level of this “poisonous” gas. People can say this stuff on the ABC and no blinks an eye.

  83. goatjam says:

    What are they trying to prove?

    That police officerettes are pathetic, weak and ineffectual?

  84. Army must be more lesbian, says adviser:

    Gosh. All the lesbians I know would have been thrilled to see topless women.

    Women also go topless in the Gay Mardi Gras parade.

    Compromise: as of 2015, all Australian Defence Force personnel who march in the Gay Mardi Gras parade must do so topless.

  85. Infidel Tiger says:

    It illustrates the challenge faced by senior commanders who have committed to cracking down on unacceptable behaviour among the ranks. It also reveals flaws in the system of military justice, after the corporal held responsible for organising the event was demoted and imprisoned for disobeying ­orders before having his sentence quashed and his rank reinstated.

    That sums up the ADF quite nicely.

    An effeminate, inner city ruling class, dictating to normal Aussie lads how to behave like shaved lesbian basket weavers.

  86. “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    I have precisely no choice about the first. But while I’m waiting, I’ll happily take the second.

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    “Behaviour like this must be relegated to the past if we are to have the army our country needs.”

    And they wonder why the troops protest in the only method open to them – serve out your current enlistment, take your discharge, and ignore all the blandishments about re – enlisting? At one period in the early 1980’s turnover in some units was 10% per year, and some Labor muppet claimed a “high turnover rate was good for morale.”

  88. As you can see, Catsters, Mum and I don’t mix with the same type of lesbian.

  89. Tom says:

    Anyone who thinks the Pervis/Bolton stuff was salacious better go and do a nervous wee.

    I would never look on the Cat in the same way again were to be leaked on by Pickles in defence of his cute little snuggle bunny.

  90. incoherent rambler says:

    Henceforth, let the GreenLeft loons be branded with this appropriate and accurate moniker;
    CLIMATE TERRORISTS.

    Henceforth, let the GreenLeftFilth loons be branded with this appropriate and accurate moniker;
    CLIMATE TERRORISTS.

    FIFY

  91. Grigory M says:

    Mum is 86 years old (at last count) – and “set in ‘er ways”.

  92. Infidel Tiger says:

    Lesbians support toplessness as long as it offends heteros.

    If it titillates them, they’re against it.

  93. Anyone who thinks the Pervis/Bolton stuff was salacious better go and do a nervous wee.

    Tom, I love Quadrant with my whole heart, but I was very disappointed in Terry Barnes’ nudge-nudge-wink-wink-SAY-NO-MORE approach to the whole thing.

    He got to write two whole articles about it – which I was happy with, because I can always let a man have the last word if it’s clearly hugely important to him.

    But both of them took this Benny Hill kind of approach which just weaks his argument and adds unnecessary fuel to accusations of misogynee.

    It also made him sound easily 150 years old, which I’m sure he isn’t.

  94. squawkbox says:

    An effeminate, inner city ruling class, dictating to normal Aussie lads how to behave like shaved lesbian basket weavers.

    Point of order – shaved lesbians star in films of a certain type, it’s the unshaved ones who weave baskets.

  95. Percy says:

    “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    Are you kidding me? Comrade Milne said that? She is more off her rocker than I thought.

    Sorry folks Milne is just reflecting the new normal in the Greens / Left who just now accept this as gospel.

    Eh?

  96. Viva says:

    Oh and while on the subject of women in traditionally masculine roles-:

    On my way to Singapore a couple of weeks ago I asked the woman next to me whether she was going there for a shopping holiday. “Tragically no” she replied. Turns out she was going to join army exercises with the Singapore armed forces. Her role? Seeking and destroying submarines and other targets as a member of a combat helicopter crew. She agreed that it sure beats serving behind the cosmetic counter at DJ’s!

    Got a similar surprise some years ago when on a tourist jaunt in Israel I asked a slightly built woman on the same tour what she did for a living. Turns out she was a US Marshal in the country to arrest somebody and take them back to the States.

    Don’t be too hasty to judge gentlemen of the Cat jury.

  97. incoherent rambler says:

    The anhydrous Milne’s problem is that the LNP (via ac Hunt) have stolen the Green’s far left eco-loon agenda, with the likes of “Direct Action”. The LNP is into creating fire bombs in national parks, restricting land and sea use, windmills, carbon, ‘renewables and sustainability.
    There is nowhere for Greens to go, other than beyond the extremes of the far left.
    For the Greens, this is not sustainable.

  98. Toiling Mass says:

    I dunno, Percy.

    Tubbsie just might be coming around. She realises that without coal – and all the apparatus of civilisation it makes available to us like warmth in winter working hospitals, there would be a lot more death.

    The scales have fallen from her eyes. (The ones on her back might take a little longer.)

  99. Rudiau says:

    Their ABC reports
    IS supporters shot man outside Greenacre Islamic centre: Witness claims

    Wonder if it has anything to do with islam?
    Probably the Christian race, more like.

  100. Percy says:

    From stackja’s link

    Police have not identified a motive for the shooting

    Erm

    a group of men drove past the centre in Greenacre several times before the shooting, calling out “IS lives forever”.

    “They called us ‘Shia dogs’ and they threatened to come back down tonight and kill you, shoot you, whatever,” the man said.

  101. Infidel Tiger says:

    Looks like the kleptocracy is only a month away from re-establishing itself in Victoria.

    In the last few days we’ve had the Pratts, Williams and Packers all give Daniel Andrews and his CFMEU cronies the secret handshake.

    Expect Crown to have monopoly casino rights until 3000AD, a tax break and smoking to be banned everywhere in Victoria except the high roller room.

  102. Mr Rusty says:

    “Do you want death or do you want coal?”

    Hang on…is she saying coal is a cure for death?
    Hallelujah! Milne IS the second coming!
    Someone get a bag of coal down to the palliative ward, pronto.

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    An effeminate, inner city ruling class, dictating to normal Aussie lads how to behave like shaved lesbian basket weavers.

    “We expect you to be ready to die horribly for Queen and country, yet thou shalt not behold bare bosoms at the unit pissup social function. I do wonder how this mob would react if they discovered that part of the order of battle in any French Army campaign included the regimental knocking shop?

  104. goatjam says:

    Turns out she was a US Marshal in the country to arrest somebody and take them back to the States

    Don’t be too hasty to judge gentlemen of the Cat jury.

    Heh? You are conflating her fancy job title with her being tough and/or competant.

    She could have been over there to arrest an errant 85 yo chartered accountant for all you know.

    Being a “US Marshall” does not automatically make her a chick version of Rooster Cogburn.

    It sounds to me like if she were one of those officerettes in the video she would have gotten her “slightly built” arse parked on the pavement too. Crooks aren’t going stop and pay deference to your shiny badge when there is escapin’ to be done.

  105. Viva says:

    Heh? You are conflating her fancy job title with her being tough and/or competant.

    And you are conflating her sex with a presumed incompetence. This woman had also served 10 years in the US military. I rather doubt she would have been sent on this mission by her superiors if they thought she wouldn’t get the job done.

  106. john constantine says:

    Was it fat andy demetriou that was parachuted onto the crown board recently?.

    crony socialism? where?.

  107. goatjam says:

    And you are conflating her sex with a presumed incompetence.

    No I am not. You presented her title, US Marshalland implied that meant she was tough and competent and we should be not so quick to judge women in masculine roles because of that. You did this depsite presenting any actual evidence, apart from her fancy title that she was actually tough and competent.

    You also described her as being “lightly built”. This generally means “weak” which is not a condition that societies that have not enfeebled themselves with the cancer of leftism and its dogma of political correctness would ever allow in a person that they were relying upon to enforce its laws or defend it from foreign threats.

  108. Old School Conservative says:

    IIRC, the US Defence force recently started analysing the real physical requirements for combat duty. Instead of mandatory push-up and shuttle run targets (with downgraded standards for women), they are trying to determine what are the normal tasks carried out and then they will set entry standards to match. Carrying full kit and moving shells to armoured tanks are two of the tasks I seem to remember.
    Makes me wonder why J. Lambie was suddenly incapacitated when on an Army field exercise in 1997. Lack of high entry standards?

  109. I do wonder how this mob would react if they discovered that part of the order of battle in any French Army campaign included the regimental knocking shop?

    Quite so ZKTA.
    In (forget which one) some former legionnaire’s remnisences from the time of the Algerian hoo-ha, he writes of the determination of his fellow legionnaires to convince a somewhat unpopular fellow legionnaire from transferring, retraining, or anything else that would mean this feller would leave the unit.

    …. for as unpopular as this legionnaire was, his girlfriend (who would have followed him to his new unit) was apparently the hottest number in the the regiment’s mobile brothel.

  110. Token says:

    IS supporters shot man outside Greenacre Islamic centre: Witness claims

    Wonder if it has anything to do with islam?
    Probably the Christian race, more like.

    Looks like another night when the callers who get through to 2GB spend their time making false & inaccruate claims about Christians and the crusades.

  111. Viva says:

    You also described her as being “lightly built”. This generally means “weak”.

    Not when you are packing a gun sunshine.

  112. Tom says:

    There is nowhere for Greens to go, other than beyond the extremes of the far left.
    For the Greens, this is not sustainable.

    You watch them, Rambler. I find it humorous you’re expecting the Greenfilth to act rationally. In their prayers each night to St Saul (Alinsky) and St Karl (Marx), their vow is the same operating strategy as the Liars: whatever it takes.

    Of course, it will destroy them. But they can’t stop doing it. Because of the illness.

  113. slackster says:

    Some Military standards needed to pass (U.S.A):

    http://www.apftcalc.com/apft-standards

    the minimum for men is 3 pull-ups. However, most women in training cannot do ONE pull-up. Their test is instead, how long they can hold themselves from a pull-up bar

    So what did they do? Lowered the standard…

    Last November, the Marine Corps attempted to address this problem by redesigning their physical training (PT) test so that both sexes would have to perform the same minimum number of pull-ups to rate a passing score. Prior to this change, women had been allowed to perform an alternate test, a flexed-arm hang, in lieu of the more difficult pull-up.

    The proposed rule change effectively set a unisex threshold for all marines. No one, regardless of gender, could be weaker than three pull-ups. This change may seem modest but was actually quite radical. Historically, all service branches have employed different, and lower, physical fitness standards for women.

    The problem with the new unisex pull-up test is that 55% of female Marine recruits have failed it. Faced with this embarrassingly high rate, last week the Marine Corps Commandant backtracked and announced that the implementation of the pull-up standard would be delayed while more data is gathered. In a statement, spokeswoman Captain Maureen Krebs said this delay would “ensure that female Marines are provided with the best opportunity to succeed.”

  114. Pete of Perth says:

    Win your babies weight in tripe.

  115. Pete of Perth says:

    …baby’s….

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    …. for as unpopular as this legionnaire was, his girlfriend (who would have followed him to his new unit) was apparently the hottest number in the the regiment’s mobile brothel.

    Quote you the example of Sanche de Gramont, who was conscripted into the French Army, commissioned, and posted to the Algerian hoo – ha, He discovered that his first duty, the first time he was Orderly Officer ,,was organizing the Friday night run to the local house of ill fame. Proof that some officers CAN organise, oh, what was the rest of the saying?

  117. C.L. says:

    Her role? Seeking and destroying submarines and other targets as a member of a combat helicopter crew.

    You mean pretending to seek and destroy submarines and other targets as a member of a combat helicopter crew.

  118. Kae says:

    Salacious…. Nervous wee…

    Pickles, you are a funny bugger!

  119. Percy says:

    Tim Blair on the baffling shooting in Greenacre

  120. Kae, did you send that photo to Tim Blair?

    I loved it!

  121. C.L. says:

    This woman had also served 10 years in the US military. I rather doubt she would have been sent on this mission by her superiors if they thought she wouldn’t get the job done.

    In the unlikely event she wasn’t a bullshit artist in Israel with about seven other people from the US Marshall’s office, all she has to do is rock up, sign a document and watch as the Israelis put the dude on a plane in cuffs, then watch as a team of officials take him off said plane.

    Tim Matthieson could pull this off.

    Please stop talking bullshit about imaginary Ramboettes. For reasons of espirit de corps, discipline, safety, physical strength and – most importantly – honour, women have no role to play in forward areas or frontlines of warfare.

  122. H B Bear says:

    In the midst of the ALPBC’s high rotation pom-pom waving for the laughably discredited IPCC today, I heard a lone voice on The Green-Left Weekly Radio Hour (Lunchtime edition) formerly known as The World Today as The Doomlord continued his pissing into the wind over on Teh Dumb.

    Onya.

  123. Lysander says:

    “Right to die” woman changes her mind on chaging her mind about dying on 1 November”

    -RIP to the lady but she previously planned to kill herself under “right 2 die” laws on 1 november;
    -On 30 October she does a media release saying she feels better and wants to hang around for longer and spend more time with husband;
    -She decides to die on 2 november.

    Make sense anyone?

  124. goatjam says:

    You also described her as being “lightly built”. This generally means “weak”.

    Not when you are packing a gun sunshine.

    Logic is not your strong suit is it Viva?

    Hint: The two female officerettes were both “packing a gun” when they got shove on their arses by a single kid. Fat lot of good it did them.

    Anybody can swan around with a never used gun in a holster. It is another thing altogether to use it in anger, “sunshine”

    Your’re a typical leftard Viva. It’s all about seeming and truth & reality don’t get a look in.

    In your world, she had a US Marshall badge, so she must be tough. Never mind that many US Marshalls are pretty much just process servers these days. They are not riding across burning deserts trying to keep a posse of crazed cattle rustlers at bay any more. Do you imagine that when she got to Israel she was going to running tackle some 6 foot 8 super criminal, wrestle him to the ground and with a knee in his back slap the cuffs on? More likely she would sign a release for a prisoner in an orange jump suit who was shackled at the hands and feet only to endure an excruciatingly boring 16 hour flight at the back of a plane with this loser. That’s why her superiors sent her. Because none of them wanted to do that shit.

    Then we use another unsubstantiated claim to greatness. “She was in the military“. So frigging what? So was Jackie Lambi. The military is full of shiny arsed administrators. What battles did she fight in? What was her kill count? Or did she just spend 10 years slopping out mash and peas in a mess hall somewhere? Who knows? The fact that she was in the military is totally irrelevant if you don’t know what her service record was.

    People earn respect, it is not conferred on them by their titles. Especially in this day and age where we live in a world where relatively frail & weak women are put in positions where they are obviously not suited purely so we can play the equality game.

    Once upon a time you may have been able to see a title such as US Marshall and assume a high level of toughness and competence. Those days are long gone. Now we have diversity quotas and people being put into roles so they can balance some bureaucratic race/gender based check list.

    That means that you must assume that many people these days are there for reasons unrelated to ability. This also means that once respected titles like “US Marshall” have lost any credibility they once had.

  125. “She was in the military“. So frigging what? So was Jackie Lambi.

    So was Andrew Wilkie.
    He musta been like, man, just one helluva macho he-man type platoon commander.

  126. dover_beach says:

    “Right to die” woman changes her mind on chaging her mind about dying on 1 November”…Make sense anyone?

    Sounds like she was mentally unwell. Still, we should be casting a sterner eye on a society that lets this take place and thereby approves of it.

  127. Token says:

    Good to see the sensible teachers in Victoriastan are ensuring unacceptable provacation of the ALP & Green’s brahman class:

    Students at Mossfiel Primary School in Hoppers Crossing are being told they cannot wear Poppy bracelets for Remembrance Day by their teacher.

    3AW listener, Aaron, said his son came home yesterday without his bracelet on his wrist after the teacher took it off him

    Enjoy your life under Comrade Daniels peoples.

  128. Token says:

    …are ensuring preventing…

  129. notafan says:

    I, for one, am looking forward to living under our new CFMEU overlords in Victoristan, coming soon,

    Islamic State recruits Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar went shooting with construction boss George Alex before leaving Australia

    Mr Alex is currently under investigation by the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption over his role in the construction business and his dealing with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).


    Unions and terrorists

  130. 3AW listener, Aaron, said his son came home yesterday without his bracelet on his wrist after the teacher took it off him

    Were that my kid there’d be a brisk brusque discussion between myself & said teacher, about the meaning of remembrance day, etc etc.
    They’d be well advised to have a fairly good story ready.
    A bloody good story in fact.

  131. Viva says:

    women have no role to play in forward areas or frontlines of warfare.

    It may surprise you C.L. Goatjam et al to learn they I agree that a predominant male culture and male bonding is often inherent in an effective fighting team. I don’t like the attempted feminisation of the forces either

    But as a woman I can’t help but get a kick out of those of my sex who can cut it and manage to fit in without a fuss. And it gave me a particular kick to learn that an Arab female pilot was bombing the bejesus out of ISIS in Syria. I won’t join in your efforts to belittle their achievement and the contribution they make in a tough environment.

    Reading the snide and contemptuous comments in this thread is almost enough to turn one into a bloody humourless feminist …. almost.

  132. Viva says:

    Goatjam – you are going to a great deal of trouble to discredit the credibility one lone female US Marshal.
    What gives?

  133. Lysander says:

    Sounds like she was mentally unwell. Still, we should be casting a sterner eye on a society that lets this take place and thereby approves of it.

    But isn’t it about liberty? We should have suicide booths on the corner of every street so we can ‘express’ our own liberty.

    In the future you may want to do what they do in Holland where oldies carry cards in their wallet that say “if involved in an accident, do not euthanise me as it is against my religion”

  134. john constantine says:

    The voteherds of the victorian abc have given substantial taxpayers dollars worth of promotion to the online voteherding tool.

    ‘votecompass’.

    Their abc compassionately allows voters to discover the true value of the awareness of sustainable socialism in the comfort of their own homes.

  135. goatjam says:

    Viva, you can’t come here and make some sweeping claims and then get all snooty when you are called out on it.

    Nobody said that women are across the board worthless or incompetent or whatever, just that you cannot infer a persons qualities simply by looking at their title.

    Especially in this world of lowered entry requirements and diversity quotas.

  136. C.L. says:

    I’m not sure Brittany Maynard was mentally unwell, to be fair.

    She was told her tumor would likely cause massive morphine-resistant pain and traumatic alterations of her personality, speech, and self-consciousness. Her young body could carry the diseased brain and the sadness (for her and her sometimes unrecognised husband and family) for a lengthy period.

    It is a tragedy that we live in a culture wherein pain has been caricatured by relativistic monsters as the antinomy of “dignity.” (She killed herself pursuant to Oregon’s evilly named Death with Dignity Act). The truth, of course, is that dying in the face of such pain and trauma is the ultimate dignity. A dignity, moreover, that brings strength, inspiration, courage and reverence for life to the world left behind.

    But I fear the Lord and will not judge the poor woman for her own weakness. We should rather hope and pray not to be put to the test ourselves; and if we are, that we can ‘do’ even death ad maiorem Dei glorium.

  137. goatjam says:

    Goatjam – you are going to a great deal of trouble to discredit the credibilit

    Once again, I am doing no such thing. See my previous comment.

  138. dover_beach says:

    But I fear the Lord and will not judge the poor woman for her own weakness. We should rather hope and pray not to be put to the test ourselves; and if we are, that we can ‘do’ even death ad maiorem Dei glorium.

    Indeed.

  139. dover_beach says:

    In such situations, you want your family, friends, and the broader society, to give you the courage to persevere rather than will your own death.

  140. C.L. says:

    It may surprise you C.L. Goatjam et al to learn they I agree that a predominant male culture and male bonding is often inherent in an effective fighting team.

    Not often.

    Always.

    Just as feminine culture was central to the selfless succour exhibited by the heroines who served as nurses for our Diggers in war.

    And it gave me a particular kick to learn that an Arab female pilot was bombing the bejesus out of ISIS in Syria.

    It didn’t impress me at all. It just confirmed for me the cowardice of the oil ticks.

    This isn’t a game. It’s not TV. It’s not about whether you or the frightbats, or Emily’s List or Tanya Plibersek get a kick out of military sisters putatively doing it for themselves. This isn’t an encounter group, as Harry Callahan explained to Mrs Gray. We are talking about war-fighting, about killing and defending. This has to be done in the absolute best way possible by the units charged with carrying it out. We – meaning all of us – should never send women to do these things; nor is the presence useful. It is, indeed, utterly useless and utterly dangerous.

  141. Kae says:

    Man shot by IS supporters in Greenacre.

    No, no problems with islamists in Australia.

    No problem at all.

  142. Kae says:

    No, Percy.

    Can’t see any sign of a motive at all.

  143. Mr Rusty says:

    Philippa Martyr
    #1502429, posted on November 3, 2014 at 3:56 pm
    Another bridging visa success story.

    Another one for the list, thanks Philippa. Funny how the article doesn’t mention when he arrived (obviously under Labor).
    How the hell could he afford a car? And if he is a “refugee” why is he so desperate to be sent home?

    I’ll pop it on the end of this lot;

    November 2012 – Afghani Ali Jaffari indecently assaults two boys aged 12 and 13 at a Geelong beech. Jaffari was awarded a permanent protection visa in early 2012 by the Gillard government upon arriving by boat. Kidnap charges against Jaffari were dropped after the Magistrate cited “cultural differences”

    Feb 2013 – A Sri Lankan asylum seeker Indecently assaults a female student at Macquarie University after breaking into her bedroom unit. The man was visiting one of the 55 asylum seekers placed at the University by the Red Cross after the Labor Government handed them 256 million to help deal with the influx of illegal immigrants released into the community.

    July 2013 – Bangladeshi asylum seeker Rubel Sheikh assaults a disabled woman on the train. Sheikh had been released into the community on a Bridging Visa the month before he stalked and assaulted the 23 year old blind woman.

    December 2013 – Two asylum-seekers, aged 47 and 20 sexually assault a child and two women at a Ricky Martin concert in Sydney.

    December 2013 – Mohammed Salem Nazari, who had been released into the community on a bridging visa six months earlier, assaults seven teenage girls, the youngest 14, at Sydney Olympic Park. Nazari’s visa was cancelled by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison after he introduced new rules for bridging visa holders in trouble with the law. Under Labor some asylum seekers remained in the community while facing charges.

    March 2014 – Iranian asylum seeker Omid Roshan, released into the community under Labor, is charged with abduction, two counts of rape and three counts of committing an indecent act with a 9 year old child.

    July 2014 – Kazem Mohammadi Payam, an Iranian asylum seeker who arrived by boat in 2010 under Rudd Gillard Labor, brutally stabs to death another man in Westfield Paramatta infront of horrified onlookers including children.

  144. Deadman says:

    Yesterday we saw the meaningless word memorarium, today it’s glorium. If you must use Latin, please get the endings right. Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

  145. goatjam says:

    Two asylum-seekers, aged 47 and 20 sexually assault a child and two women at a Ricky Martin concert in Sydney.

    You’d think being at a Ricky Martin concert would be punishment enough

  146. notafan says:

    One of my issues with women doing what are rightly men’s jobs is that one of the messages is that what men do is better, that these roles are inheritedly more desirable and thus, what have been traditionally women’s roles are somehow inferior.
    I’d much rather we acknowledge that men and women are different, in oh so many ways, and that they complement each other and what each does is essential.
    I’m sick of the constant fluid, genderless, anyone can do anything, be anything schtick.

  147. incoherent rambler says:

    I find it humorous you’re expecting the Greenfilth to act rationally.

    I confess. It was a momentary lapse. I will try not to make the same mistake again.

  148. Lysander says:

    The voteherds of the victorian abc have given substantial taxpayers dollars worth of promotion to the online voteherding tool.

    ‘votecompass’.

    Isn’t this tool based on how voting machines in the US work? You vote one way and get a different response!

  149. calli says:

    One of my issues with women doing what are rightly men’s jobs is that one of the messages is that what men do is better,

    Funny though, I’ve never met a woman busting her boiler to be a steel fixer or formworker.

  150. incoherent rambler says:

    Turkeys vote for Christmas in the UK as well as Victoria.

  151. C.L. says:

    Yesterday we saw the meaningless word memorarium, today it’s glorium. If you must use Latin, please get the endings right. Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

    It’s kind of taken as read that blogs aren’t the best place for spelling police.

    I’ve seen you misspell things too, Deadman.

    In English.

  152. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Swampies are out in force:

    ABC Newsradio webpoll today:

    Is the InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change right that, on current fossil use ‘projectories’, we are heading for a global warming of four or five degrees by century’s end?

    No 51%
    Yes 49%
    266 votes counted

    Lots of lurid crap on the ABC and Fairfax websites. Temperatures, though, don’t seem to be cooperating.

  153. C.L. says:

    Peta Credlin traumatised …

    Or today in first world women’s crises:

    Peta Credlin launches women’s network.

    Tony Abbott’s chief of staff Peta Credlin says a lack of ‘sisterhood’ in politics motivated her to set up a network for women in Canberra.

    In June, Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer accused Mr Abbott of concocting his generous parental leave scheme just for Ms Credlin, who is actually unable to have children…

    This solidarity that women are supposed to have just wasn’t there,” Ms Credlin told The Australian.

    Speaking at the first networking event on Wednesday, Ms Credlin said she was often snubbed by businessmen at meetings because they didn’t think she was part of the official party.

    People have asked me to move because the seat is for Mr Peta Credlin. That has happened twice,” she said.

  154. Infidel Tiger says:

    “People have asked me to move because the seat is for Mr Peta Credlin. That has happened twice,” she said.

    Actually, they asked you to move because you’re a communist moll who has conspired with our lesbian PM to ruin this nation.

    Now STFU with the histrionics before we prescribe you some mother’s little helper.

  155. incoherent rambler says:

    “People have asked me to move because the seat is for Mr Peta Credlin. That has happened twice,” she said.

    I can see how that might occur. Tony sits in Peta’s seat.

  156. Oh come on says:

    Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but this kind of initiative and goal seeking makes me proud to be an Aussie:

    A Pilbara resident has spoken of his surprise at seeing a plane parked outside his local pub after its owner apparently taxied it down the main street so he could get a drink.

    Officers were called to the Newman Hotel, also called the Purple Pub, about 2:00pm on Friday.

    Witnesses told police the light aircraft, with its propeller running, had taxied from one end of the mining town to the other.

    The aircraft did not have wings and was later towed from the pub.

    That’s the north west for yas.

    (From the ABC news app; no link)

  157. notafan says:

    Blame your parents for giving you a stupid name, Peta.
    Who names their kid after Animal Liberation fascists?

  158. Viva says:

    Viva, you can’t come here and make some sweeping claims ….

    Sweeping claim:

    many US Marshalls are pretty much just process servers these days.

    Truth and reality:

    U.S. Marshals task forces combine the efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest the most dangerous fugitives.

    http://www.usmarshals.gov/careers/aeo.html

    To this day, the Marshals occupy a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, and as such, it is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative. Presidentially appointed U.S. Marshals direct the activities of 94 districts — one for each federal judicial district. More than 3,925 Deputy Marshals and Criminal Investigators form the backbone of the agency. Among their many duties, they apprehend more than half of all federal fugitives, protect the federal judiciary, operate the Witness Security Program, transport federal prisoners and seize property acquired by criminals through illegal activities.

    http://www.usmarshals.gov/duties/

  159. Yeah, ain’t you fellers seen “US Marshalls” starring Tommy Lee Jones?
    They ain’t no pussies, no siree!

  160. C.L. says:

    Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but this kind of initiative and goal seeking makes me proud to be an Aussie:

    I know what you mean, OCO.

    I saw it this morning at ABC Online (with hilarious pic).

    Only my reaction was disappointment:

    Officers were called to the Newman Hotel …

  161. Percy says:

    but this kind of initiative and goal seeking makes me proud to be an Aussie:

    I hope he managed to down a nice cold frothy one before his ride got towed.

  162. Oh come on says:

    Only my reaction was disappointment:

    Officers were called to the Newman Hotel …

    I’ve met some of the wallopers from up that way. You’d be surprised what can be solved with cartons of beer in small dusty WA towns.

  163. Infidel Tiger says:

    Officers were called to the Newman Hotel …

    They were most likely already at the pub.

  164. pete m says:

    I agree with CL and others on the suicide girl. The real shame is she felt a burden, or that fighting her illness was not worthy of herself. Yes it is tough facing losing your faculties and being in a medically hopeless state. Tough on family too. If she made the choice willingly then so be it. I’ll not judge her ill for it. It does need the State to stay out of it.

    Sadder today is news some “mother” on incest charges only got 12 months. When you see white collar crimes get years and years for a few thousand dollars of embezzlement, society has its values askew in our maximum sentence provisions.

    Also sick of seeing police and politicians not commenting on muslims committing crimes. We are nearly with you UK. So close now.

    Japan is a worry as it will affect all economies.

    Back to the grindstone.

  165. Viva says:

    It didn’t impress me at all.

    Well that hardly surprises C.L. – your curmudgeonly attitude fails to impress either.

  166. Gab says:

    I’ve grown rather fond of CL’s ‘curmudgeonly’ attitude 🙂

  167. MartinG says:

    Angela Merkel tells Cameron: Leave the EU if you want to cap migrants

    ANGELA Merkel has called David Cameron’s bluff over EU immigration – telling Britain to LEAVE if it wants to cap migrants.

    The German Chancellor has vetoed the PM’s plans to slap quotas on EU workers because it will break key freedom of movement rules

    Unfortunately the full story is behind a paywall. Cameron can’t turn a trick these days. UKIP will laughing all the way to the next by-election.

  168. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Not wishing to begin another discussion on food, but should not the very word ‘tripe’ (above) have been put into moderation. Even with the ubiquitous parsley sauce, and a few wandering lumpy bits, the overwhelming revulsion has no equal. Vile memories should not be triggered on this site.

  169. cohenite says:

    If you haven’t already vote on this:

    http://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/polls/

  170. calli says:

    I’ve grown rather fond of CL’s ‘curmudgeonly’ attitude

    That’ll be two of us. It makes it easier to be cheeky back to him.

    On dopey Peta Credlin…change ya name honey if it bothers you so much. My daughter has a male/female name too. Only she thinks it’s hilarious when it’s assumed she’s a bloke (and due to her surname, an Asian bloke at that). Being introduced to a feisty beautiful redhead always puts smarties on the back foot.

  171. calli says:

    Tripe is synonymous with ‘abomination’.

  172. She was told her tumor would likely cause massive morphine-resistant pain and traumatic alterations of her personality, speech, and self-consciousness. Her young body could carry the diseased brain and the sadness (for her and her sometimes unrecognised husband and family) for a lengthy period.

    There’s two big bits of medical probability right there.

    I’d not be ending it all, based on someone’s guesswork.

  173. blogstrop says:

    Tripe remains useful for describing Labor/Green/Leftist Media exudations.

  174. calli says:

    Apropos of nothing, I have just watched something everyday, but extraordinary.

    I noticed a couple of strange objects clinging to the rendered wall of my house, and stepped closer to have a look. Below was a small cicada case, and just above it the newly emerged cicada. Normally, I just see the shell, nothing more. The little insect’s wings looked all deformed and strange, and I thought poor thing, you won’t last long. Not long ago, I stepped out to see if it was still there and lo and behold…the wings had taken on normal cicada shape.

    Now I wonder, tomorrow will I hear the first cicada of summer? 🙂

  175. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Tripe is synonymous with ‘abomination’.

    Tripe gets a bad wrap due to culinary negligence -I’m telling’ you no tripe – treated and prepared with love and affection tripe is luscious – Trippa alla Romana – honeycomb veal tripe and some simple ingredients – meravigliosa!

  176. egg_ says:

    Kae, did you send that photo to Tim Blair?

    T’other ‘alf trucked off?

  177. thefrollickingmole says:

    I’ve met some of the wallopers from up that way. You’d be surprised what can be solved with cartons of beer in small dusty WA towns.

    There was a huband and wife team based at Gasgoine Junction when i was shearing, their nicknames were AIDs and Cancer, because you got either of them you were rooted.

    Booked a bunch of stationhands when they crossed the road with a mob of sheep for unlicensed vehicle/no license etc, absolute assholes.

  178. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Are you trying to put lipstick on a cow’s guts Tinta? I was told that those ghastly “crayfish” bits you see piled up in the fish section, are made of tripe, daubed in red paint and all. No gloss, will ever disguise the menace of this offal, whatever form it takes.

  179. Grigory M says:

    Tripe gets a bad wrap due to culinary negligence

    Agreed – properly prepared and cooked, then served with a tasty white sauce, those translucent little squares are delicious. Accompanied by boiled vegetables of your choice, and a glass or two of Chablis.

    😎

  180. cohenite says:

    I eat steak, and lamb chops and plenty of pork; vegetables such as chicken and prawns round off the basic meal.

  181. Grigory M says:

    I eat steak, and lamb chops and plenty of pork; vegetables such as chicken and prawns round off the basic meal.

    Of course – same here – tripe, well prepared and cooked, is a treat to be savoured on rare occasions

  182. JC. says:

    Of course – same here – tripe, well prepared and cooked, is a treat to be savoured on rare occasions

    And you go right ahead and post it here, you crushing bore.

  183. JC. says:

    Tripe is synonymous with ‘abomination’.

    Which is also synonymous with Grogory.

  184. thefrollickingmole says:

    I was told that those ghastly “crayfish” bits you see piled up in the fish section, are made of tripe

    Crabsticks and “seafood extender” are made of PEOPLE! tripe.

  185. Grigory M says:

    Sweetness – hubby hasn’t taught you to cook yet? Ah well – if your cooking skills matched your communication skills he’d die of food poisoning.

  186. thefrollickingmole says:

    Hmm found this over at Guildos, looks like the Dems are a couple of seats away from lighting crosses on peoples lawns to remind them not to get “uppity”…

    Please check the link, this is “we know where you live..literally”

  187. JC. says:

    You’re such an appalling girlyman Grogory. The worst.

  188. egg_ says:

    Crabsticks and “seafood extender” are made of PEOPLE! tripe.

    Innit Surimi?

  189. Bruce in WA says:

    Wish I was called “curmudgeonly”. Closest I ever get is “grumpy old sh!t”.

  190. Grigory M says:

    Crabsticks and “seafood extender” are made of PEOPLE! tripe.

    mole – you should be given a right frollicking for that.

    Crab-stick

    Alaska pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) from the North Pacific is commonly the main ingredient, often mixed with egg white (albumen)[1] or other binding ingredient, such as the enzyme transglutaminase.[3] Crab flavoring is added (either artificial or crab-derived), and a layer of red food coloring is applied to the outside.

    No Soylent Crab (or Soylent Tripe).

  191. egg_ says:

    Apropos of nothing, I have just watched something everyday, but extraordinary.

    I thought I saw a nun walking a greyhound – but the lady simply had a white crest in her hair.

    Ted Bullpit would’ve been impressed!

  192. Grigory M says:

    “girlyman”, Sweetness? – no chance – the title has been uniquely yours since that Sunday evening last May, when you transmogrified from a “sort-of” bloke to a shrill, foot-stampy, pants-wetter. Wear it with pride, girly.

  193. JC. says:

    Since May? Grogory, what the hell could have happened in May you atrocious bore? No one likes you Grogory, fuck off.

  194. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Are you trying to put lipstick on a cow’s guts Tinta? I was told that those ghastly “crayfish” bits you see piled up in the fish section, are made of tripe, daubed in red paint and all. No gloss, will ever disguise the menace of this offal, whatever form it takes.

    Sorry GM, you have missed an exquisite dish — when my Sunbather tasted my Mum’s rendition of this “offal” he couldn’t believe it was the same revolting thing served up by his Mum in liquidy white sause and parsley. It’s all the rendition GM.

  195. calli says:

    Just googled “uses for tripe”… came up with lots of recipes (thanks Tinta) but also an interesting factoid. It’s really good for dogs.

  196. Notafan says:

    SbS leading with a repent the end is nigh
    No more fossil fuel nonsense
    Then the insufferable Daniel Andrews at a level crossing
    And the ads
    We can afford a tunnel but not tafe basket weaving
    Labor take a hint; tafe courses don’t create jobs.

  197. Notafan says:

    Ad break on SBS, a car for $55,900
    What is their demographic?

  198. Spider says:

    The red bandana man on The Drum.

    Can I change my vote on the Failbat crazy vote. He really is a knob.

    Tonight conflation of air pollution in China which is dire with CO2 . Fuggghhhhh They just let this stuff go all the time.

  199. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Oh FFS I just saw that be-jowelled nitwit Christine Milne say that “Tony Abbott and coal are not good for humanity”

    The miserablist has crossed over from nuts to totally nuts

  200. Tintarella di Luna says:

    It’s really good for dogs.

    ‘Thanks call that is an interesting tidbit — now they can have leftovers of Trippa alls Romana to go with the leftover melanzane alla parmigiana. They walk away from the kibble.

  201. thefrollickingmole says:

    Grigory M

    The ones Iv brought for the shop have had tripe as an ingredient, Ill see if I can track it down.

  202. Tintarella di Luna says:

    calli even

  203. MsDolittle says:

    Funny though, I’ve never met a woman busting her boiler to be a steel fixer or formworker.

    A husband and wife team did the formwork for our swimming pool, big shoulders both of them.

  204. egg_ says:

    Tonight conflation of air pollution in China which is dire with CO2

    Cue power station cooling towers as smoke stacks…

  205. Tintarella di Luna says:

    The red bandana man on The Drum.

    … He really is a knob.

    knob is the best description of the knob — he’d be less of one for all to see if only they took away his platform.

  206. thefrollickingmole says:

    No luck, but its definitely on the outside of the box… Roadhouse quality, the ones you are talking about have a pedigree…

  207. calli says:

    A husband and wife team did the formwork for our swimming pool, big shoulders both of them.

    They make em different down Melbourne way. At a guess, Serbs or Croats? 🙂

  208. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Abbott on Old Black Coal. At least the shrivelling prune has got one rider and horse for the Apocalypse Stakes. Only three more starters needed for the Doomsday Cup.

  209. calli says:

    No luck, but its definitely on the outside of the box…

    The tripe that dare not speak its name…

  210. Bruce in WA says:

    The red bandana man on The Drum.

    … He really is a knob.

    Yep … the red bandana hides his circumcision scar.

  211. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    I don’t suppose they have them any more. But I would, back in the day, liked to have seen these feminists open pathways for progressive women to pursue their careers with the dunny can man. Affirmative action in all its glory. I guess that irksome duty would be for the lower castes only, i.e. men.

  212. Merilyn says:

    **Steve at the Pub, the answer to your question regarding Andrew Wilke, is no he wasn’t.

    It is time now for all other religions to visit the business sectors and ask for “donations” so that a symbol may be applied to all items sold showing they care just as equally as they do for the Halal symbol.

  213. Tintarella di Luna says:

    But I would, back in the day, liked to have seen these feminists open pathways for progressive women to pursue their careers with the dunny can man. Affirmative action in all its glory. I guess that irksome duty would be for the lower castes only, i.e. men.

    there are a lot of shitty jobs that both men and women do — but as you say only for the working class — not for the tertiary educated elites.

  214. Grigory M says:

    “like”

    Ah, Sweetness – you’re on Facebook – you gonna unfriend me? Hard cheese, old girl – I’m not on there.

    Yeah, I’ve seen you’re also on Twatter – that’s appropriate. Nah – I’m not on there, either – no point composing one of your banal tweets.

  215. incoherent rambler says:

    Give me liberty AND give me coal!

  216. . says:

    US police are nazi lunatics

    Come on down asset forfeiture!

    This stuff is no different from protection rackets, except that those that protect you steal from you.

    Wait what? Actually it seems a lot worse.

  217. . says:

    Give me liberty and sell me thorium powered electricity!

  218. incoherent rambler says:

    Give me liberty and sell me thorium powered electricity very cheap electricity!

  219. Grigory M says:

    No luck, but its definitely on the outside of the box…

    The tripe that dare not speak its name…

    “Come and tripe it as ye go,
    on the light fantastic toe”

    Apologies to Milton.

  220. . says:

    What was wrong with the blog today?

    Anyway JC – of course the liquidity trap is nonsense. The point is Japan is screwed. QE works in very limited circumstances – they are boned and QE is just going to crytsallise losses and have the Jap citizen pay for their government’s largesse.

    Sure they may need to readjust – but they are going to bust everything in the process. It isn’t like the lefty criticism of austerity.

    They need NGDP targeting for zero inflation, cut spending, repeal the consumption tax hikes, open up immigration and FDI.

    Furthermore, the government needs to sell assets.

    If QE worked and after they had defaulted on the debt, what would be the point of an economy ready to go where the only creditworthy borrower in Japan is the primary issuer of debt and currency?

  221. . says:

    The truth, of course, is that dying in the face of such pain and trauma is the ultimate dignity. A dignity, moreover, that brings strength, inspiration, courage and reverence for life to the world left behind.

    I sympathise with this point of view and its how I’m going out – hanging on for a long time or in a blaze of glory.

    The fact is not everyone shares this point of view. How do you convince them you’re right if they simply disagree about the natural death being dignified?

  222. Notafan says:

    Japan open up migration?
    I’d like to see that.

  223. JC. says:

    Dot

    The Nikkei iumped close to 10% in two days. Markets like what the BOJ is doing.

  224. . says:

    17 Year Old Girl Wins Gunfight With Home Invader, Saves Mother and Siblings

    Wonderful news. Lex Lasry could not be reached for comment.

  225. johanna says:

    egg_
    #1502603, posted on November 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Tonight conflation of air pollution in China which is dire with CO2

    Cue power station cooling towers as smoke stacks…

    They’re so predictable, aren’t they? While channel flipping earlier, they had eggsactly that image up on the ABC while some numpty droned on about the end of the world. Steam coming out of a power station, backlit so that it looks black. And, it has been pointed out to them more than once how dishonest this is, and they have even said “whoops! won’t happen again.” Liars.

    Speaking of liars, just been reading Stoljar’s submission about the Cbus and CFMEU liars at the TURC. He recommends that Zanatta, Butera and Atkin be charged with perjury, among other things. The relevant bit starts at about page 40. And, he doesn’t mince his words. See paras 295 and 296, peppered with phrases like “egregious”, “premeditated”, “shameless” and “the offences are at the most severe end of the spectrum.”

  226. Fleeced says:

    LOL. “Give me coal or give me death,” says Milne (who apparently prefers the latter).

    Here’s the video of her idiotic statement, where the commentator helpfully points out that maybe she meant that the choice was “renewable energy or death” – as though this statement would have been any less insane.

  227. JC. says:

    Ah, Sweetness – you’re on Facebook – you gonna unfriend me? Hard cheese, old girl – I’m not on there.

    I haven’t seen my Facebook page in yonks doofus. You should go onto Facebook as you’d like it there. You could have lots of discussion about tripe etc. You fucking idiot.

    Yeah, I’ve seen you’re also on Twatter – that’s appropriate. Nah – I’m not on there, either – no point composing one of your banal tweets.

    What’s banal dickhead is having a Facebook-like discussion about how much you like tripe. Fuck off you bore.

  228. . says:

    JC – the BOJ is the market, to a large extent.

    The proof is that the Yen fell sharply.

    To me the upshot is that Japan is now open for FDI acquisitions – which I believe Tokyo regulates too strongly.

    More FDI could see injection of new capital in each firm bought out (as seen in the study of Keiretsu or Chaebol) for a long time but also it could sweep out old management and bring in new labour from abroad.

  229. Peter from SA says:

    The Nikkei iumped close to 10% in two days. Markets like what the BOJ is doing.

    But do they like it because its good for the general economy or does it just reflect more money going into shares (a bit like the Australian Super racket)?

    It seems some financial markets are divorced from economic fundamentals, I guess because they no longer reflect them. Would you agree with that JC? You can’t say the US economy is going great but Wall Street is up?

  230. 17 Year Old Girl Wins Gunfight With Home Invader, Saves Mother and Siblings

    Or, as she would be known in Australia, ‘the defendant’.

  231. johanna says:

    there are a lot of shitty jobs that both men and women do — but as you say only for the working class — not for the tertiary educated elites.

    That’s right, Tinta.

    Try a chicken processing plant – horrible work, horrible stench, on your feet all day. Almost all the line workers are migrant women.

  232. Fleeced says:

    Try a chicken processing plant

    Knew a guy who did that to put himself through uni… Didn’t sound pleasant.

  233. Grigory M says:

    Shrill, Sweetness – and foot-stampy. Calm down – take a valium. Don’t want any puddles to clean up, do we?

    Oh – sorry – shouldn’t have said “do we”. You OK?

  234. Senile Old Guy says:

    How do you convince them you’re right if they simply disagree about the natural death being dignified?

    The usual non-religous argument is that palliative care is so much better now.

  235. JC. says:

    JC – the BOJ is the market, to a large extent.

    Not really. The market are making bets on the likely direction of stocks on expectations that earnings will do well.

    The proof is that the Yen fell sharply.

    The Yen’s fallen because the BOJ has said they will increase the supply of Yen.

    To me the upshot is that Japan is now open for FDI acquisitions – which I believe Tokyo regulates too strongly.

    Possibly

    But do they like it because its good for the general economy or does it just reflect more money going into shares (a bit like the Australian Super racket)?

    No, it because it will ultimately be good for the economy. You wouldn’t buy stocks if you thought the economy was ratshit.

    It seems some financial markets are divorced from economic fundamentals, I guess because they no longer reflect them. Would you agree with that JC?

    No, not at all. The US market is not overvalued by any stretch and the Japanese markets isn’t either.

    You can’t say the US economy is going great but Wall Street is up?

    The US economy isn’t great, but it isn’t shit either. Better growth has been slowed because Obola is a fucking idiot.

  236. JC. says:

    Keep discussing how much you like tripe and potatoes, Grogory, you lowrent bore.

  237. Tel says:

    The point is Japan is screwed. QE works in very limited circumstances – they are boned and QE is just going to crytsallise losses and have the Jap citizen pay for their government’s largesse.

    And who were you expecting would pay?

  238. Steve of Glasshouse says:

    Nudge nudge wink wink ..up the morphine, but quietly of course..
    I’ve never been enamoured of a good christian mewling death au natureal

  239. egg_ says:

    “Give me coal or give me death,” says Milne

    D. All of the above (not a death threat).

  240. egg_ says:

    “Give me coal or give me death,” says Milne

    Aren’t windfarms frightbat killers?

  241. incoherent rambler says:

    “Give me coal or give me death,” says Milne

    Let her choose. We have a 50-50 chance.

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