Tuesday Forum: February 14, 2017

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  1. Anne

    …when Negan finally meets his maker, it had better be worth the wait.

    Yes, the Negan character has been the most disturbing since Wolf Creek.

    I see it’s on again Saturday night.

  2. Rabz

    Hot, cold, wet, dry: it doesn’t matter, it is all global warming.

    From the ALPBC – “Climate scientists, sad, frustrated as extreme weather becomes the new norm”.

    See, they told us so!

  3. Any “conservative” politicians standing up for the founders of our country today? Have we heard a spirited defence of the early settlers from any elected LNP member? Has there been one, just one, attack on Shorten’s hysterical allegations? Where are the demands for BS to publish his sources?
    Their silence implies agreement. Turnbull’s class war attack on Shorten was just a feint with no actual contact. When the opposition leaves their jaw open to an uppercut and you don’t take it, you deserve to be bashed yourself.

  4. Geriatric Mayfly

    be assuaged by living poor and paying the priests of alarmism their dues and being absolved.
    We are getting closer by the day to making living sacrifices to avert climate catastrophe. The Aztecs presented sacrificial virgins to the sun. In this current madness the offerings will be to Gaia. And the wimminses in their fury, will ensure that they are all young men.

  5. Anne

    Anyone got Bill Shorten’s address?
    Got a blanket I want to send him as a gift.

    I’ll spring for a few complimentary bottles of Mineral water. 😉

  6. lotocoti

    We poisoned the water holes …

    Shitten’s mob must’ve been a bad bunch.

  7. incoherent rambler

    … sacrificial virgins

    Now there is one big incentive to drop the virginity/celibacy as quickly as possible.

  8. Boambee John

    test pattern,

    Were the wells covered up by the gummint, like the Tol Plantation massacre?

  9. areff

    Pedro and others might enjoy the ER item just posted at Quadrant: an Adelaide solar-power outfit, SunTrak, is now selling diesel generators to help those “Getting sick of blackout/power outages – no doubt more to come.”

    The future of solar is …. diesel!

  10. Beertruk

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, radio check, over.

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, One One…loud and clear…over.

  11. Infidel Tiger

    Obama’s shadow government causing lots of problems:

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/former-obama-officials-loyalists-waged-campaign-oust-flynn/

    Run a sword through the whole place Donny. Total War.

  12. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    What the fark is Bec Cody doing sniffing round the blokes piss house in the RSL club in Sussex Inlet?

    Skanky!

  13. OneWorldGovernment

    Old School Conservative
    #2296986, posted on February 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2296947, posted on February 15, 2017 at 7:59 am
    Just so you all know that islamic attacks are not new

    Interesting reading.
    One Muslim was an ice cream vendor. In Broken Hill. Quite entrepreneurial.
    The other was a halal butcher. I wonder if he paid to have it certified as halal?
    Some retrospective humour:
    James Craig, a 69-year-old occupant of a house behind the Cable Hotel, resisted his daughter’s warning about chopping wood during a gun battle and was hit by a stray bullet and killed.

    OldSchoolConservative

    The thing is they appeared to be moderate members of the local community.

    In other writings, James Craig was gunned down because the 2 were going to kill as many infidels as they possibly could.

    The reason we never here about this, and I had an Uncle up there, is because the police AND citizens pulled out their GUNS and chased the fuckers down and shot them dead.

    Imagine that happened nowadays.

  14. Infidel Tiger

    The future of solar is …. diesel!

    If I was a man of means I would have my gaff connected a back up diesel generator.

  15. Tintarella di Luna

    Judith Sloan is exactly right — Childcare equation is simple: let X mark the spot where sense applies Her article in the Oz today is exactly right — since the government interference in childcare the prices have blown out, while the credentialism is beyond insanity. How could they forget Eddy Groves and collapse of governance and oversight? Learning nothing from ABC Learning?

  16. incoherent rambler

    when the grid goes down

    I noted the “when”, not “if”

    When the “wind don’t blow”.

    When the “wind blows too hard”.

    I really like the idea of adding a piece of rope to the end of the turbine blades and using them as politician trebuchets.

  17. Anne

    We are getting closer by the day to making living sacrifices to avert climate catastrophe.

    And the wimminses in their fury, will ensure that they are all young men.

    Quite right and well said, Mayfly.

    Hillary Clinton recently made the bizarre and cryptic comment that “The Future is Female“.

    What the hell does that mean?

    Literally, men are absent?

    No more procreation?

    Emotion over reason?

    Lesbians Rule?

    I can’t find any follow up or media analysis of it.

  18. Denise

    Elizabeth Anscombe IIRC beat the stuffing out of CS Lewis in debate. I like CS Lewis’s clarity of expression, unflinching honesty and laborious courtesy to his many admirers but as his theology was eclectic, a mixture of Christianity and pagan Greek and Norse myths, it was ultimately indefensible. He never really recovered from that hiding.

    OWG, it beggars belief that the whole of Australia should be held to ransom for generations just so Pyne can keep his backside on the green leather of the HOR. Who else would benefit because we sure ain’t getting value for money. His grinning face has all the authenticity of a sideshow spruiker. He knows they’ve put one over us. Grrrrr…

  19. idiot. it is amazing what kind of shit trumpoids can come up with. Gold.

    He worked for, and was fired by Obama. Demonstrable facts.

    Here, Boris, have a rake.

  20. Nick

    We poisoned the water holes …

    They were nomads. Perhaps whitey had some secret GPS device where they could plot both water holes and travelling routes.

    Diseased blankets? Some secret stash of Air India Economy class blankets, ones that haven’t had a wash since the Sikh Wars. Hang on, maybe they attempted to wash dirty blankets in billabongs….

  21. Nick

    There is a certain irony about a political leader weeping about ‘genocide’ and how we ‘wiped out’ Aborigines, who then pays tribute to the many Aborigines within Australia today.

  22. srr

    Anne
    #2296984, posted on February 15, 2017 at 8:56 am
    B Shaw is interested in Cats revealing themselves.

    He’s either a Psychiatrist, a Voyeur or Grigory. 😀

    Worry about the natty, chatty ones, who go on about birds, gardens, cars, wines, food, travels, entertainments, etc. and get narky at others for being “anti-social”, by not joining in … with all those little personal preferences and details … that google (and other private information gathering and selling companies* – ‘*Libertarian‘, my seductive little round arse!), apply their whiz-bang algorithms to, to identify, pinpoint and target in the real world … 😡

  23. Zyconoclast

    I am more interested in why the Australian Postal Service is funding a smarmy Moozley and his brother’s Moosley museum.

    ABC panel said $5M was excessive but still ok on the basis that if he was still in banking he would get paid about $5M or more.

    So you pay an ex banker the same as you would if was working for a bank, while not actually working in a bank.

    Is that like giving Usain Bolt gold medals for cycling on the basis he could or used to get gold medals for sprinting?

  24. Baldrick

    Diseased blankets? Some secret stash of Air India Economy class blankets, ones that haven’t had a wash since the Sikh Wars. Hang on, maybe they attempted to wash dirty blankets in billabongs….

    No, no, nothing so elaborate. According to TheirABC, “… the First Fleet carried bottles of smallpox.”

    It was the forerunner to Zyclon B.

  25. Anne

    If I were a man of means I would have my gaff connected to a back up diesel generator.

    IT, what’s a gaff?

  26. OneWorldGovernment

    Denise
    #2297016, posted on February 15, 2017 at 9:25 am

    OWG, it beggars belief that the whole of Australia should be held to ransom for generations just so Pyne can keep his backside on the green leather of the HOR. Who else would benefit because we sure ain’t getting value for money. His grinning face has all the authenticity of a sideshow spruiker. He knows they’ve put one over us. Grrrrr…

    Denise

    I think it was an American bloke, William F Buckley, that said something along the lines of, “I’d rather be governed by the first 2000 in the Boston phone book than by these pricks”, or something like that.

    And I agree.

    Dot has the procedure but basically you select a pool of people, like a jury panel, and then you select your representative.

    This bizo whereby a person is beholden to a party is just bulldust.

  27. We are getting closer by the day to making living sacrifices to avert climate catastrophe.

    Closer, Mayfly?

    Women have already aborted babies to “save the planet”. Old people will be on the menu soon enough.

    Oops! That’s already happened too.

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Thanks for posting those links re Nigel Farage, srr. It’s good to have such an easy accessible catch-up.

  29. stackja

    Flynn lost the confidence of the USA President. End of story!

  30. OneWorldGovernment

    I am personally pissed off with the whole Australian Aboriginal ‘downfall’ situation.

    If Australian Aboriginals cannot survive without ‘whitey’ intervention then why keep them alive?

    What is the point?

  31. thefrolickingmole

    Rabz

    Read that one and just rolled my eyes.
    Drop reduction burns to appease Gaia and wonder why you have bigger fires every few years.
    FFS what a bunch of glue eaters.

  32. Anne

    Jeez, Srr.

    I’m paranoid enough.

    Now I have to worry about what I say on the Internet!

  33. Nick

    From Wikipedia:

    By the mid-18th century smallpox was a major endemic disease everywhere in the world except in Australia and in several small islands. In Europe smallpox was a leading cause of death in the 18th century, killing an estimated 400,000 Europeans each year.

  34. Stimpson J. Cat

    The only fully initiated man I know is piers akermans bro. Top bloke. Makes up for his dickhead brother.

    Cool story bro.

  35. srr

    Hillary Clinton recently made the bizarre and cryptic comment that “The Future is Female“.

    What the hell does that mean?

    ISAIAH 3:

    11 Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.

    12 O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.

    13 The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.…

  36. dweezy2176

    Judith Sloan is exactly right — Childcare equation is simple: let X mark the spot where sense applies Her article in the Oz today is exactly right — since the government interference in childcare the prices have blown out, while the credentialism is beyond insanity. How could they forget Eddy Groves and collapse of governance and oversight? Learning nothing from ABC Learning?

    How did we older folk manage, raising kids to school age without professional child care .. none of my four had any out-of-home pre-school care yet all left school with the ability to read & write, none have ever been unemployed since they turned 14 and went off to Macca’s’/KFC for pocket money plus my 3 eldest own their homes,one owns & runs her own business .. not too bad for HC upbringing by a single dad ( the poorest member of the family .. duuuuh!)

  37. areff

    what’s a gaff?

    A device used by transsexuals to tuck in their junk. Hooking up a generator to such a garment takes alternate, gender-fluid sexuality to a whole new level.

  38. Zyconoclast

    testpattern
    #2296773, posted on February 15, 2017 at 1:18 am
    ‘Aboriginals never dug wells either’

    You moron. And they lined them with timbers too.

    ‘Gnungah is a native well on the left side of the peninsula in the freycinet estuary, this was the first fresh water hooley found after leaving tahmalee…the water was good here only six feet below the surface’

    ‘Coola-Cullaraga … This well has two holes dug about twenty feet apart…these wells are dug in the shell grit beach … The wells could not supply enough water for a large mob of sheep’

    DougWells.

    Is this DougWells related to Dug Wells?

  39. B Shaw

    . . . . . . . . . A psychiatrist, a voyeur or Grigory . . . . . . . . . .

    None of the above.
    Simply observed the lengthy, explanatory post
    is all

  40. Geez, USSR must be conflicted. On one side, he’s got the Conservative Treehouse people telling him Flynn was compromised from the start as a Turkish agent, so good riddance. On the other side he’s got Cernovich chatting to propaganda outlet Russia Today about how Flynn was an innocent victim of the Establishment and now it’s a coup.

    Either way, USSR knows that the sanctions against Russia must be lifted. He just knows this, deep in his bones.

  41. srr

    Paul Joseph WatsonVerified account
    ‏@PrisonPlanet

    People wearing patches/badges to signify their race & how shameful & inferior it is.
    Where have I seen that before?
    🤔

    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/831503783054159874

  42. Roger

    I like CS Lewis’s clarity of expression, unflinching honesty and laborious courtesy to his many admirers but as his theology was eclectic, a mixture of Christianity and pagan Greek and Norse myths, it was ultimately indefensible.

    Lewis had some idiosyncratic theological positions – most laymen do – but where is the evidence for this syncretism you allege, Denise?

  43. dweezy2176

    IT, what’s a gaff?

    A gaff is yer home, business, shed .. wherever you put your feet up, light a fag, read the paper whatever .. yer castle!

  44. Anne

    Seriously, Areff?

    Are you joking?

  45. Anne

    Oh thanks, Dweezy.

    I’ve never heard that term.

  46. No, no, nothing so elaborate. According to TheirABC, “… the First Fleet carried bottles of smallpox.”

    Smallpox vaccine was developed in 1796.

    FAKE NEWS!!!

    Why the hell would they carry a lethal disease without a vaccine? On a ship!

    Bull.fucking.shit.

  47. srr

    Paul Joseph Watson ‏@PrisonPlanet 9h9 hours ago

    The right disavowed its crazies and embraced reality.

    The left legitimized its crazies and embraced neurotic hysteria.
    ..
    Dear #TheResistance – you are literally on the same side as the military industrial complex that is trying to sink Trump

    Resistance my ass.
    ..
    Dear #TheResistance – you are on the same side as the deep state that arms jihadists who put children in meat grinders.

    Resistance my ass.
    ..
    Dear #TheResistance – you are on the same side as the Hillary/Neo-Con alliance whose policies created ISIS.

    Resistance my ass.
    ..
    Elements of the CIA & NSA are trying to sabotage Trump & the left is cheering them on while claiming they’re #TheResistance. 😄 Incredible.

  48. Stimpson J. Cat

    A device used by transsexuals to tuck in their junk. Hooking up a generator to such a garment takes alternate, gender-fluid sexuality to a whole new level.

    I don’t believe you.
    Please post a gaff gif to prove your assertions.

  49. Nick

    Yet ‘gaffer’ is my old man or boss.

  50. Stimpson J. Cat

    light a fag

    Careful with that ISIS talk buddy.

  51. Nick

    I don’t believe you.
    Please post a gaff gif to prove your assertions.

    Altona has changed a lot in recent years Stimp.

  52. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    In Europe smallpox was a leading cause of death in the 18th century, killing an estimated 400,000 Europeans each year.

    Until the introduction of widespread vaccination. Now it is virtually eradicated from the planet.
    Spread the good news to the anti-vaxers who are keen to let their babies die of preventable disease and to put the children of others at risk at the same time.

    Inviting Pauline Hanson to view a child gasping out its last from whooping cough might be useful.

  53. areff

    Are you joking?

    Yes. I don’t really believe our fellow Cat is into that sort of thing.

  54. Anne

    I’ve heard of Gaffer tape.

    I imagine that’d be painful given IT’s description.

  55. Anne

    Sorry, Areff’s description.

  56. .

    Good stuff…

    https://jade.io/article/520913

    BADRAN -v- PUBLIC TRANSPORT AUTHORITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA [2017] WASCA 28

    1 JUDGMENT OF THE COURT: This is an appeal from a decision of Braddock DCJ who dismissed the appellant’s action against the respondent for damages (including aggravated damages) for an alleged breach by security officers employed by the respondent of their statutory power of arrest, alternatively breach of a duty owed by the respondent to the appellant to use reasonable force by using excessive force, alternatively, of false imprisonment and battery.

    The grounds of appeal

    16 The five grounds of appeal can be sufficiently summarised as follows:

    1. The trial judge erred in law in holding that the relevant legislative framework included s 16(4C) of the Criminal Investigation (Identifying People) Act 2002 (WA) when that section was not enacted at the time the appellant was taken into custody.
    2. The trial judge erred in law in finding that the appellant’s arrest was authorised by s 58(3) of the Public Transport Authority Act.

    3. The trial judge erred in law and fact in finding that a warning sufficient to enliven the power of arrest under s 58(3) had been communicated to the appellant.

    4. The trial judge erred in law in failing to provide any or adequate reasons for dismissing the appellant’s claim for false imprisonment.

    5. The trial judge erred in law and fact finding that the officers had a power to arrest the appellant for obstruction in circumstances where there was no power to arrest the appellant for refusing to provide his date of birth.

    Conclusion

    78 We would allow the appeal and set aside the orders of the primary judge. We will hear the parties on the appropriate consequential orders.

  57. Bruce of Newcastle

    “… the First Fleet carried bottles of smallpox.”

    Variolation

  58. Tintarella di Luna

    not too bad for HC upbringing by a single dad ( the poorest member of the family .. duuuuh!)

    I dips mi lid, but you are rich in skills, experience and memories and thank you on behalf of my fellow Australians.

  59. Baldrick

    Please post a gaff gif to prove your assertions.

    Not a gif of a gaff, just a pic:
    Super Strong Satin Hiding Gaff Panty for Crossdressing Transgender

    It’s Carpe’s latest offering on the Q&A fred.

  60. Andrew

    Looks like the SLF got that small pox blanket shit FROM HisABC so don’t hold your breath waiting for them to call BS on BS.

  61. Anne

    Inviting Pauline Hanson to view a child gasping out its last from whooping cough might be useful.

    Wouldn’t they put the child on a ventilator before it gasped out its last, Lizzie?

  62. Nick

    Crossdressing Transgender

    Such bigotry ! Surely the correct term is ‘fashion/gender fluid’.

  63. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s Carpe’s latest offering on the Q&A fred.

    That is literally crossing the visible panty line.

  64. Nick

    How long before Bonds do a line in gaff hiding scungies?

  65. srr

    Seems a lot of chatter about energy supply was fishing/is redundant –

    President Trump Signs Resolution Eliminating SEC Disclosure Rule For U.S. Energy Development…
    Posted on February 14, 2017 by sundance

    H.J. Resolution 41, “disapproving the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rule on disclosure of payments by “resource extraction issuers”, ie. energy companies.

    Foreign energy companies, developers and extractors do not have to publicly show their financial transactions with foreign governments. An existing U.S. SEC rule designed to provide disclosure on corporate ‘donations’ to foreign governments put our energy corporations at a disadvantage.

    The existing rule meant that U.S. corporations were revealing where and when they were planning to invest in energy development. Competing nations energy companies were using that public disclosure information to out maneuver the U.S. on contracts.

    Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/14/president-trump-signs-resolution-eliminating-sec-disclosure-rule-for-u-s-energy-development/

  66. Anne

    Inviting Pauline Hanson to view a child gasping out its last from whooping cough might be useful.

    Wouldn’t they put the child on a ventilator before it gasped out its last, Lizzie?

    Not if they want to prove Hanson wrong. One of those sacrifices- for the cause. 😉

  67. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    You have enlightened me Baldrick and provided me with an interesting question to pose to Carlton supporters at my drinking hole.

  68. OneWorldGovernment

    What I would like to ask, and propose, what if we did nothing about Global Warming.

    What if we said yes you have a good argument but so what?

    When has the ‘Gaia’ environment been any different?

    Why not do nothing except continue on the path we have evolved over 100’s of years to utilise fossil fuels?

    After all, if AGW doesn’t kill us then something else will so what is the point?

  69. Zyconoclast

    Rabz
    #2296977, posted on February 15, 2017 at 8:45 am
    FFS, what is the point?

    It’s a zoo couple thing.
    (It’s the next love that dare not speak its name)

  70. Anne

    That is literally crossing the visible panty line.

    Now you’ve done it, Stimp. Word verboten!

    IT will be back with his in a bunch.

  71. Zyconoclast

    Anyone got Bill Shorten’s address?
    Got a blanket I want to send him as a gift.

    Make sure you soak it in the nearest watering hole first.

  72. .

    twostix made a good point – prior to Federation, things were really on the up and up for the colonies, but the end of the boom coincided with the easy gold also being extracted by about then.

    Federation perhaps should have been more like a confederation and no permament capital ever established. Just the military, foreign affairs and singular commerce laws. NZ and Fiji might have got on board for that.

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This one’s for Geriatric Mayfly

    1942

    “Quiet day at home (and fall of Singapore.)”

    General Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff

  74. lotocoti

    No, no, nothing so elaborate. According to TheirABC …

    I like the rogue marines/ convicts theory.
    Especially the notion that some Bootneck in Pompey or Fenian from Cobh made some last minute purchases at Ye Olde Biowarfare Shoppe.

  75. Anne

    Please post a gaff gif to prove your assertions.

    Not a gif of a gaff, just a pic:
    Super Strong Satin Hiding Gaff Panty for Crossdressing Transgender

    It’s Carpe’s latest offering on the Q&A fred.

    That explains this thing what’s been puzzling me for a while, Baldrick.

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=EKyrsuO%2f&id=56BF1E390FCD1DD37DE3B3386D033CC4E66E5B79&q=michelle+obama+penis&simid=608009032197736620&selectedIndex=2

  76. Roger

    Federation perhaps should have been more like a confederation and no permament capital ever established. Just the military, foreign affairs and singular commerce laws. NZ and Fiji might have got on board for that.

    Alas, one should never expect politicians to adopt the most minimalist position on anything, unless it is disclosing their travel expenses.

  77. OneWorldGovernment

    Let us wipe out the Murray Darling Basin Irrigation systems.

    Filthy things

    Obviously we need peak flows wash away to wash away the sins of sarah 2 cows

  78. Goanna

    Goldman on Flynn who upset the CIA.
    Trump will have noticed this treachery.

    The intelligence community, though, was taping Flynn’s discussions, and the transcripts (of whose existence we are told but whose contents we have not seen) were used to embarrass him.

    https://pjmedia.com/spengler/2017/02/13/the-cia-really-is-out-to-get-general-flynn/

  79. Roger

    The intelligence community, though, was taping Flynn’s discussions, and the transcripts (of whose existence we are told but whose contents we have not seen) were used to embarrass him.

    Ex-CIA anti-Trumper on ABC RN AM this morning stating Flynn’s removal re-balances Trump’s national security team in favour of the old guard, with Petraeus a likely replacement for Flynn.

  80. thefrolickingmole

    Bruce beat me to it, but I had read the smallpox in bottles reasoning before.
    They carried dried scabs of smallpox which could be used as a crude inoculation against the main strain of the disease.
    By stunning coincidence (no really) i was looking through a lovely book we have in the medical center on various poxes and viral diseases. It has color pics of sufferers this pic being one in the book. Interesting to read how to tell various poxes and rashes from one another, but 80% mortality was mentioned in the book from smallpox.

    No, no, nothing so elaborate. According to TheirABC, “… the First Fleet carried bottles of smallpox.”

    Smallpox vaccine was developed in 1796.

    The deliberate and malicious accusation of biological warfare should see the “perfessers” alleging it lose their jobs, if the libs had any balls.

  81. Infidel Tiger

    Ex-CIA anti-Trumper on ABC RN AM this morning stating Flynn’s removal re-balances Trump’s national security team in favour of the old guard, with Petraeus a likely replacement for Flynn.

    Petraeus is a criminal and a morally debased piece of shit. He should be in jail.

    John Bolton would be much better.

  82. Nick

    Modern logic:

    1. Aborigines were wiped out, yet ABS data indicates that those identifying as indigenous is at record levels.
    2. Climate change will kill us all, yet there is no evidence of climate related deaths outside norms.
    3. Islam is the region of peace and regular attempts to actually kill people en masse are ignored.

  83. .

    Let us wipe out the Murray Darling Basin Irrigation systems.

    Except for the final 30 km of the system, which is more important than anything else.

    This is why NXT must go.

  84. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone got Bill Shorten’s address?
    Got a blanket I want to send him as a gift.

    Somebody over on Bolta’s coined the word “Blanketgate”…..No – one else is running with the story though.

  85. OneWorldGovernment

    we need a very high speed train between melbourne and, brisbane or is it cairns.

    and guess what, all along the length of that train line the value of your property is going to increase by heaps.

    but, you fuck butt benders how can it increase?

    if it whistles through from one end to the other then guess what. I will have got on an aeroplane and will be sitting at the other end waiting for you.

    Oh what. Value along the way!

    Guess what you fuck butt dickheads if I stop the train at any point, let alone several, then it slows the journey down.

    I’ll still go out and get a plane. I can probably fly to Perth and back again before you even think of booking your train ticket on the “high speed train”.

    And freight. Sure but forget about high speed train.

    If Turdbull or the mini mouse ever mentions hi-speed train will you let me know so that I can smack them.

    Pair of dumb fucks that do not understand business.

  86. H B Bear

    How long before Bonds do a line in gaff hiding scungies?

    How long before Victoriastani primary school uniform shop is required to stock them?

    And shouldn’t that be grundies?

  87. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Now I have to worry about what I say on the Internet!

    Well, keep your head low if you don’t want the marketers calling, but it is important that we recognize the internet is not a legal-free zone. By law, it is a ‘carriage-medium’. As is the telephone.

    Johanna knows about that. It seems that for her my identity here is irregular because of ‘not seeing me on the screen’; a requirement she applies to no others. Yesterday she likened my commenting here to ‘phone sex’, about which I have no idea. Matters of that nature are for me entirely and extremely satisfactorily home-based and within marriage. Given Johanna’s proclivity for public, albeit pathetic, dominatrix behavior, enquiring minds might wonder how she is so informed about such shady commercial telephonic transactions or why she should feel that what I write of my life should have some commercial return.

    The interest is, at the least, quite prurient.

  88. Snoopy

    I’m attracted to the prospect of very high speed train between Sydney and Melbourne merely so I can witness the anguish of the Greens faced with the construction of dedicated rail corridors in SW Sydney and N Melbourne down which empty trains are going to scream hourly at 180 kmh.

  89. Tel

    Petraeus is a criminal and a morally debased piece of shit. He should be in jail.

    Having Petraeus amongst the senior staff will make it very difficult to catch up with Hillary. IMHO he would be a bad choice. There must be other options.

  90. .

    The Boorolong Frog is more important than high speed rail.

    No des cuisses de grenouille for high speed rail!

  91. His site is next to useless, he didn’t appeal the flawed 18c conviction, he panders to some on the left – yet Bolt was strong in his TV editorial berating Shorten for “blanketgate”.
    So to deflect any further criticism from anyone else, Shorten swamps the media with his GST increase scare.
    Turnbull is outmanoeuvred yet again.

  92. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Got a blanket I want to send him as a gift.

    I know some junkies in public housing who might have a spare.
    They’d offer a triple-whammy: bedbugs, scabies and nits.
    Garnished with a few cockroach eggs.

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    we need a very high speed train between melbourne and, brisbane or is it cairns

    But no dams…

    Steve Goddard ‏@SteveSGoddard

    – @JerryBrownGov spent $70 billion building a train to nowhere he said would prevent drought. But $0 to fix the dam. Progressives are morons
    1:07 PM – 13 Feb 2017 from Louisville, CO

    Maybe Shorten can bring Jerry Brown in as a consultant for the historic AWU Government of 2018.

  94. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thanks Zulu. A bit close to the bone though. My grandmother’s cousin was General Bennett.

  95. C.L.

    Jeff Kennett is right about the ridiculous payout of $350,000 to Amber Harrison.
    My question is how did she avoid jail?

  96. Nick

    And shouldn’t that be grundies?

    Sadly Bear, as the term grundies implies gender isn’t a choice, it’s frowned upon. (Joking)

  97. .

    Compare the pair:

    Marxism-Leninism is our line!

    Trade unionism-green left Soviet agents in Parliament is our line!

    I see very little difference.

  98. Geriatric Mayfly

    Lizzie. Whatever has happened to the good old louse. A known vector of agues and fevers. Have they been exterminated?

  99. .

    Ask your friend at Kangaroo Court, C.L….I am sure he will have a fair and balanced opinion.

  100. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am incredibly grateful for the amount of support that I have received, the situation that I have been caught up in is ridiculous but the amount of public, emotional and financial support is amazing.

    Due to this goal being met in under 5 days and your amazing support (officially released this go fund me on Friday) I have decided to raise the goal by an extra $15,000. Hopefully this will allow me to pay other people that have been caught up in this legal fiasco, and meet the costs of the other students that paid out so they weren’t dragged through the Federal Circuit Court.

    I am completely overwhelmed, thankyou all so much.

    Update from Alex Wood, on his Go Fund Me campaign – one anonymous donor kicked in five grand.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    Another day in Australia:

    1. Alcohol ads banned on public transport in WA
    2. High speed trainspotters out in force
    3. Proposed ban on “junk food” ads
    4. Proposed tax on sugar, salt and fat.

    Fuck this country in the arse.

  102. Geriatric Mayfly

    Yoo treu dot. Just flicked to the Senate a while back and in rapid succession 1. Mind ma tay 2. The Graduate from the Lenin school in Moscow. Sitting next to 1. for moral support, Kim il Carr

  103. Geriatric Mayfly

    Too true dot. What idiocy is this auto check up to today?

  104. Stimpson J. Cat

    IT will be back with his in a bunch.

    I’d pay good money to see a Tiger panty tanty.

  105. Tom

    Jeff Kennett is right about the ridiculous payout of $350,000 to Amber Harrison.

    Take anything Kennett says with a grain of salt. This attack on Channel Nein is part of Kennett’s jihad against his mortal political enemy, Nein chairman Peter Costello.

  106. .

    IT

    See the article from jade? That bloke won his case against the ticket jackboots on WA (Australian South Africa) public transport.

    Well that’s a shitty win-loss ratio. 1-4. Tap out if you can.

  107. .

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2297132, posted on February 15, 2017 at 10:58 am
    Too true dot. What idiocy is this auto check up to today?

    That was the Glaswegian. Turn off “Taggart” in MS Word/Google Chrome.

  108. Roger

    Having Petraeus amongst the senior staff will make it very difficult to catch up with Hillary. IMHO he would be a bad choice. There must be other options.

    One can only presume the ex-CIA agent was projecting his favoured candidate for NSA forward.

    Reportedly the other options are acting NSA Kellogg & Harward, who is close to Mattis.

  109. Nick

    Fuck this country in the arse.

    Ironically, there are many in Victoria longing for the day that happens.

  110. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m attracted to the prospect of very high speed train between Sydney and Melbourne merely so I can witness the anguish of the Greens faced with the construction of dedicated rail corridors in SW Sydney and N Melbourne down which empty trains are going to scream hourly at 180 kmh.

    No Snoopy they’ve already moved on to bigger, better and stupider things.

    Hyperloop: Travel from Sydney to Melbourne in less than an hour (Monday, DT $)

    The wardrobe of billionaire Elon Musk is decidedly lacking in items that would suit Mr Lanley’s flamboyant, old-time spruiking. Clad in typical Silicon Valley attire, he is fond of pitches that promise to change the world and generate excited headlines.

    So when the man who has previously declared a wish to die on Mars speaks of his dream for a new super high-speed transport system, the world tends to pay attention.

    That includes Australian politicians tasked with investigating the funding and economic impacts of public transport, particularly high-speed rail.

    One of the recommendations of their parliamentary inquiry was that the federal and state governments “monitor and, when appropriate, assess the feasibility of Hyperloop in Australia as a high-speed mass transit system”.

    Hyperloop is one of Musk’s ideas that promise to be transformative.

    A supersonic tubular-type pod would be hurled down a magnetic track, using levitation and low pressure to hit speeds of about 1080km/h.

    The parliamentary inquiry, headed by Liberal MP John Alexander, heard the technology could move passengers between Sydney and Melbourne in less than an hour. Hurtling from Sydney to Newcastle would take just 10 minutes.

    I wonder how much change from a trillion dollars we’d get back? And how long before some excitable camel jockey blew it up?

  111. .

    …and it put them on the map!

    Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car Monorail!

  112. Boambee John

    m0nty at 0950,

    m0nty is back, still apologising for communists rather than condemning them for their crimes, which were far worse than those of the nazis.

  113. Nick

    Altona has changed:

    Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says it’s time for leadership on gay marriage

    Just play footy Bob.

  114. .

    Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says it’s time for leadership on gay marriage

    Err, you first….or I’m gonna need some beer.

  115. JC

    C.L.
    #2297123, posted on February 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Jeff Kennett is right about the ridiculous payout of $350,000 to Amber Harrison.
    My question is how did she avoid jail?

    No he’s not. He’s softcocking by suggesting that if were up to him he would not have been so generous. Lets get this clear. The dishonest bint stole money from the firm and was also bonking the CEO. The gutless board starts a series of payoffs to keep her quiet and basically ignores the theft. She realizes they aren’t gunning for her criminally and starts her scheme to get more loot.

    The question that should be asked is how the fuck did the board avoid jail for playing footloose with shareholder funds.

    The entire board and the senior management should be out on their arse and in jail.

    This is why I keep railing about Australian boards and what a bunch of fee raking scumbags they are. This is why someone like Carl Ichan or Daniel Loeb is desperately needed in Oz.

    Kennet is part of this group.

  116. P;
    Thanks for the poem. It went straight to the pool room – yes, I have a file where I put all the gems, and it’s called the Pool Room. Not very original, but there you go.
    The embarrassing part is where you measure yourself against the standard.
    I didn’t do too well.

  117. JC

    One more thing…

    Just imagine this…the bint stole money from the firm and the board was going to keep her job open while she rested and took leave because “she was in a fragile state”. At first not only was she going to get back the old job, but they were also going to pay her 100K minus the 20 odd grand she stole. Tough board. Really tough and shareholder focused board.

  118. OneWorldGovernment posted on February 15, 2017 at 7:32 am re manufacturing submarines or ships in SA – “maolcolm, do you read your defense briefings?”

    Course NOT. He might see that Kim Jong-un launches ICBMs and tells North Korea to prepare for war or that years ago, “Putin and Medvedev stated that China’s President has “agreed in principal” that the only way to stop the West’s aggression led by the United States is through “direct and immediate military action” and that the Chinese leader has ordered his Naval Forces to “prepare for warfare.” ”

    As Chamberlain told trusting Poms shortly before Hitler struck, “It is peace in our time.”

    And pigs might fly, but not while Turnbull is reading Chinese teacups comrades..

  119. JC

    Fuck I hate Australian boards and directors. They are just corrupt, soft left entitled arseholes. Just despicable.

  120. Lizzie;

    This non-argument is over terms. They are not stupid but many are disengaged politically and fed as mushrooms. It is sad and could eventually bring Australia down hard.

    + 1, Lizzie.
    A great deal of what passes for social/political argument is due to words now having more fluidity in their meaning.
    This fluidity is not accidental.

  121. B Shaw

    On hating Australian boards and directors.

    A special hatred is reserved for one . . John Hewson

  122. .

    Wow

    Anyone notice these last month?

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/mysterious-creature-captured-on-camera-set-up-by-adelaidebased-tasmanian-tiger-research-group/news-story/986feed7e156199feedaf4cf4ef5a7a5

    A MYSTERIOUS creature has been captured on a trail camera set up by an Adelaide-based Tasmanian tiger research group.

    The Thylacine Awareness Group, established to look into the possibility that Tasmanian tigers may not be extinct, purchased a number of the movement-sensing cameras after raising money through a fundraising campaign.

    One of the cameras was sent to a property on the outskirts of Perth after a woman’s dog was attacked and killed by an unknown animal. The camera captured an image of a creature with an unusually long tail that group founder Neil Waters said could well be a sub-species of Tasmanian tiger.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4144402/Does-image-Tasmanian-Tiger-thylacine-not-extinct.html

    An image of what could possibly be a Tasmanian Tiger has surfaced
    The image was captured by trail cameras on the outskirts of Perth
    It has excited thylacine researchers who suggest it could be a sub species

  123. Geriatric Mayfly

    Victorian Youth Jail Riots Causes $2.3 Million In Damage.
    Obviously, not enough social workers, therapists and counsellors. Over to The Hunchback for redress.

  124. .

    Well JC you have changed my mind about Harrison. Why hasn’t Kangaroo Court reported all the facts?

  125. Gab

    Victorian Youth Jail Riots Causes $2.3 Million In Damage.
    Obviously, not enough social workers, therapists and counsellors. Over to The Hunchback for redress.

    Obviously not enough pizza either.

  126. Mike of Marion

    Cos the Kangaroo Court is gagged

  127. Stimpson J. Cat

    Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says it’s time for leadership on gay marriage

    Oooh.
    Tackle me harder big boy.

  128. Petraeus is a criminal and a morally debased piece of shit. He should be in jail.

    John Bolton would be much better.

    Hahahahaha, oh IT you’re a laff riot.

  129. .

    Mike of Marion
    #2297163, posted on February 15, 2017 at 11:18 am
    Cos the Kangaroo Court is gagged

    …and why do you think that is – besides, he never mentioned that Harrison stole money from her employer.

  130. Zyconoclast

    Another day in Australia:

    1. Alcohol ads banned on public transport in WA
    2. High speed trainspotters out in force
    3. Proposed ban on “junk food” ads
    4. Proposed tax on sugar, salt and fat.

    Fuck this country in the arse.

    Your last line should have been point 5.

  131. Jo Smyth

    My son in law has sent out the word he doesn’t want us to discuss politics with the grandkids. He is a Socialist of course, so no chance. We have also not got to give them sugar.

  132. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ezekiel – You should consider the drivers for these things. In Germany in 1937 the party in power had ideology but little buy-in to the real economy. In China the CP has deep roots in the capitalistic business system. In 1998 Jiang Zemin ordered the PLA to divest their business interests and focus on military things. Yet…

    China’s Military To End Commercial Activities In 3 Years As President Xi Pushes For Stronger, More Loyal Armed Forces (Mar 2016)

    😀

    War is bad for business, so when you have the PLA neck deep in it you are unlikely to see them do more than posture. That wasn’t the case in Germany before WW2, since the military class hadn’t had thirty odd years to colonise industry.

    Iran is in a similar situation. The mullahs may be excitable about Armageddon but the IRG owns something like 40% of the business economy. Generals are very good at finding military reasons not to attack next week when doing so would hurt their family fortunes.

    As for the Norks, their primary aim is not to go the way of that nice Mr Ceaușescu.

  133. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Xenophon to sue CFMEU

    Crossbench Senator Nick Xenophon has revealed he has commenced legal proceedings against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union for their Adelaide billboards targeting him after he supported changes to toughen up the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

    Senator Xenophon said he always supported an earlier introduction to the new building code linked to the ABCC and slammed what he said was an “unprecedented personal attack” being run against him in newspaper, TV and billboard advertisements.

    He argued the CFMEU was a “desperate organisation” that was “willing to say and do anything” and that its “lies need to be called out.”

    Speaking outside parliament house in Canberra, Senator Xenophon said he rejected suggestions that he had been lobbied by “big developers” to support the government’s changes to reduce the transition period for compliance with the new building code from two years to only nine months.

    “In fact, I have been lobbied by small and medium builders who are concerned about the bullying and intimidation on building sites,” Senator Xenophon said.

    From the Oz. What’s the old saying about thieves finally falling out?

  134. Zyconoclast

    Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says it’s time for leadership on gay marriage

    Err, you first….or I’m gonna need some beer.

    GAYFL strikes again.

  135. JC

    Dot

    Get a load of some Dan Loeb’s letters to boards and CEOs. They’re a fucking riot.

    2. Star Gas Partners

    February 14, 2005

    We have also tried to reach you on innumerable occasions only to be told that your legal counsel advised you against speaking to bondholders and shareholders due to the torrent of shareholder litigation currently being brought against senior management and the Company . . . . Sadly, your ineptitude is not limited to your failure to communicate with bond and unit holders. A review of your record reveals years of value destruction and strategic blunders which have led us to dub you one of the most dangerous and incompetent executives in America. (I was amused to learn, in the course of our investigation, that at Cornell University there is an “[Star Gas C.E.O.] Irik Sevin Scholarship.” One can only pity the poor student who suffers the indignity of attaching your name to his academic record.)

    I like this one too.

    6. Ligand Pharmaceuticals

    September 23, 2005

    When one analyst was queried about the reputation of the senior executives at the Company, he said that you [Ligand C.E.O. David Robinson] are “the worst CEO in biotech”, and another analyst we spoke with attributed the significant valuation disparity between the current stock price and the much higher intrinsic value of the Company to the “David Robinson Discount”. I must wonder how in this day and age the Company’s Board of Directors has not held you and [Ligand C.F.O.] Paul Maier responsible for your respective failures and shown you both the door long ago—accompanied by a well worn boot planted in the backside.

  136. areff

    Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says it’s time for leadership on gay marriage

    Bob writes for the Age, so enuff said.

    I still love him tough but.

  137. thefrolickingmole

    Did anyone hear about this?
    I was looking for an old article about chop chop to counter a luuuuvies squeal we should tax sugar when i stumbled on it.

    Whole article is worth a read on the madness of the ban and tax brigade.

    Earlier this month, reports emerged that a British American Tobacco (BAT) executive was stabbed by three men outside his Sydney home back in June. In what was apparently a botched kidnap attempt, the BAT manager (a former NSW policeman who had been working closely with law enforcement to combat smuggling) managed to fight off his assailants before being taken to hospital. The attack, which has understandably shocked the law enforcement community, has been linked to BAT’s support for police efforts to tackle the burgeoning illegal tobacco trade.

    The government’s plain packaging policy and successive duty hikes have resulted in the exponential growth of an illicit tobacco trade controlled by organized crime groups, like the ones suspected to be responsible for the attack on the BAT manager. As prices increase, more and more smokers are turning to the off-market chop-chop readily available in Sydney and other major cities. Reporting on the trade in Sydney in 2014, for example, the Sydney Morning Herald found that a pack of cigarettes bought off the books only cost half as much as a legal pack. As reported by KPMG, 14.3 percent of all tobacco products consumed in Australia during the twelve months to June 2015 were purchased on the black market. If those products had been bought legally, the government would have received some $1.42 billion in excise duty.

    Australian policymakers find themselves in something of a paradox, as pressure mounts from health advocates for doubling down on measures (like the tax increases) that in turn grow the market for illegal tobacco. Previously partnerships between the tobacco industries and law enforcement have helped successfully interdict at least some of the inflows, but even those relationships have been targeted. The WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), for one, discourages contact between policymakers and the tobacco industry, and both the FCTC and public health groups have used its guidelines to try and keep law enforcement agencies from working with tobacco interests to counter smuggling. In 2013, the FCTC even blacklisted INTERPOL for agreeing to work with the industry.

    Factcheck needed: Are anti tobacco atavists parasitical swivel eyed wowsers who should be burned alive on a pile of tobacco?

  138. Joe

    RE: Vaccines

    The latest study “Combining Childhood Vaccines at One Visit Is Not Safe” shows that it is not the vaccines that are the problem. The administration of multiple vaccines simultaneously is the problem. It shows that children inoculated with separate vaccines halve less of a chance of experiencing adverse reactions to those inoculated simultaneously.

  139. Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says it’s time for leadership on gay marriage

    Why do these people believe that leadership involves capitulating to the elites on this or that issue? Leadership on marriage would involve gently but firmly reaffirming the character of marriage as a relationship between the sexes.

  140. H B Bear

    The entire board and the senior management should be out on their arse and in jail.

    Any minority shareholder in a Kerry Stokes controlled company should expect to be bent over and periodically reamed. Presumably they hold the shares because they enjoy it.

  141. .

    Bloody hell.

    Imagine if we are reduced to a black market on sugar. We’d be the most puritanical nation in the world, crime ridden and increasingly violent, whilst still pushing sugar on people in the food pyramid and bizzare advice to diabetics that fat is worse for them than table sugar.

    What a fecal matter smeared latrine.

  142. JC

    areff
    #2297180, posted on February 15, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says it’s time for leadership on gay marriage

    Bob writes for the Age, so enuff said.

    I still love him tough but.

    SSM is so 2012.

  143. 132andBush

    Thanks, OWG.

    Travel through Moulamein a fair bit.

    Worked for six years just west of Maude.

  144. I’m glad Flynn is out, he was too hawkish towards Russia.

  145. Snoopy

    …and why do you think that is – besides, he never mentioned that Harrison stole money from her employer.

    Shane Dowling lives in Amber’s garden shed?

  146. .

    A review of your record reveals years of value destruction and strategic blunders which have led us to dub you one of the most dangerous and incompetent executives in America.

    Oh snap! Mic dropped! etc. Holy cow that is some brutal shareholder/LBO activism.

  147. Zyconoclast

    Jo Smyth
    #2297172, posted on February 15, 2017 at 11:23 am
    My son in law has sent out the word he doesn’t want us to discuss politics with the grandkids. He is a Socialist of course, so no chance. We have also not got to give them sugar.

    Don’t give them sugar, they can get that any where themselves.

    Give the maximum freedom conversation. This is a much rarer and more difficult thing for young ones to get.

    Up to you.

  148. incoherent rambler

    Psst. Hey Mister, you wanna buy some dirty pictures?
    Or sugar?
    Or nicotine?

  149. .

    Shane Dowling lives in Amber’s garden shed?

    LOL. I would like Gunner’s opinion.

  150. Leigh Lowe

    Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy says it’s time for leadership on gay marriage

    OK.
    How about this for leadership, Bobby boy …
    “We had an election.
    A faggiage plebiscite was a clear part of our platform.
    We won the election.
    The options are (a) a plebiscite or (b) fuck off until the next election.
    Case closed.”

  151. I’m glad Flynn is out, he was too hawkish towards Russia.

    Boomtish!

  152. areff

    Anyone notice these last month?

    The alleged thylacines’ tail, captured in that grainy and blown-out image, might just as easily be part of a fallen branch, a limb that just happened to position itself where it appears to be the tail of the the fox — and it’s almost certainly a fox.

    If tigers are still roaming the countryside (and even outer suburbs) they would be getting hit by cars from time to time, meaning we should be seeing a steady supply of squashed and lifeless mystery beasts feeding the crows beside our roads.

    Same applies to reputed black panthers, pumas, yowies, bunyips and conservative Liberals, the rarest species of them all.

  153. Tom

    What was the final price you negotiated with Soros’s people, Monty? $US2.50 per comment?

  154. Slayer of Memes

    Watching the commemoration service for the 75th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, being held in Ballarat on Foxtel.

    Wondering why, in this age of enlightenment towards Aborigines in Australia lead by Bull Shitten and the ALP, we still have bagpipes playing during the wreath laying ceremonies, and not a couple of didgeridoos and some click-sticks..

  155. Roger

    “Muslims should only be on Q and A if they are spared any confrontation.” F.M.D.

    Snowcone has fallen afoul of Muslim SJWs demanding a safe space on Q&A.

    Priceless.

  156. What was the final price you negotiated with Soros’s people, Monty? $US2.50 per comment?

    I said to George, “I’m not accepting anything less than Tom gets from Murdoch for all the work he does for Rupert.” He said, “You meshuggeneh, you vant more dan bupkiss? Oy vey to the matzo balls.” O, how we laughed.

  157. Leigh Lowe

    No he’s not. He’s softcocking by suggesting that if were up to him he would not have been so generous. Lets get this clear. The dishonest bint stole money from the firm and was also bonking the CEO. The gutless board starts a series of payoffs to keep her quiet and basically ignores the theft. She realizes they aren’t gunning for her criminally and starts her scheme to get more loot.

    She’s a gold-digging bint, that’s for sure.
    However, on the matter of the theft via credit card, she AND the boyfriend were pulling the oldest trick in the book. That is, you book the dodgy expense on your card and me or my mate will sign it off, and no-one further up the organisation will see it.
    Remember, he wasn’t CEO when a lot of this went on.

  158. Nick

    Bob writes for the Age, so enuff said.
    I still love him tough but.

    Seriously though, you’ve a Captain who missed the clubs’ first Premiership in almost living memory, owing to a tragic injury. He’s back as leader, so many points to prove and yet his leadership goal is, wait for it, SSM. There’s something askew there.

    As to the Age, I read this this morning:

    Thomas has trained well through the summer, having had a refreshing family holiday in Bali with teammates.

    The Age, what a heap of journalistic dung.

  159. H B Bear

    Muzzies need to understand it is The Snowcone Variety Hour and people don’t want the Big Top covered in nets. If they want to be treated with kid gloves they should stick to Al Jazeera and wait for it to be rebroadcast by the ALPBC in accordance with usual practice.

  160. .

    Funny if Ch 7 make and application to have Amber and her hitherto paramour pay back the expenses in equal amounts.

    Ekwalidee!

  161. Bruce of Newcastle

    Looks like Han Solo is about to be grounded.

    ‘Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?’ Harrison Ford, 74, nearly crashes his plane AGAIN, this time into a Boeing 737 with 110 passengers on board

    The FAA takes a dim view of pilots who land on taxiways by mistake. On the other hand one wonders why a famously green lefty like Mr Ford was burning da ebil avgas and not riding his bicycle to California.

  162. incoherent rambler

    conservative Liberals, the rarest species of them all.

    Is that due to Dodo like stupidity rather than roadkill?

  163. OWG;

    When will local gub’mint areas tell the State police to piss off because we are going to employ our own defenders?

    They won’t. Local government is chockablock of Greenies.

  164. Tom

    Mont, I haven’t worked for Mudrock for years. The last time was some casual work for the worst daily paper in Australia, the Geelong Advertiser (which is disappearing up its own fundament) about 15 years ago. Contrary to the voices in your head, he is one of the world’s most hands-off newspaper owners — often to his detriment, in my opinion. For example, The Times of London’s Trump derangement has destroyed its credibility on US affairs. On the other hand, WSJ is by far the best of his titles: very strong staff culture and emotion-free reporting.

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    Honestly you guys have all missed the significance of what is going on here.
    Pewds has potentially just redpilled 56 million people.
    A large proportion of these are kids.
    Amazing work.

    Gunner, to the popcorn!

  166. C.L.

    This attack on Channel Nein is part of Kennett’s jihad against his mortal political enemy, Nein chairman Peter Costello.

    That’s ad hominem.
    Kennett is still right.
    Basically, Harrison was found to have stolen tens of thousands of dollars and her employer is paying HER compo on the flimsy and irrelevant grounds that she was consensually having sex with another adult.

    WTF? Could somebody please explain this to me?

  167. thefrolickingmole

    The grudian readers are ecstatic over the possibility of taxing “Big obesity”…
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/15/australia-would-save-34bn-if-junk-food-taxed-and-fresh-food-subsidised-says-study#comment-93214701
    Heres what passes for thought below the line.

    The fact that we are even having this conversation proves that the G.S.T. does not make fruit and veg corpratz competetive. Further subsidy is warranted as fruit and veg incur unavoidable storage, handling and transport costs that have been deliberately engineered out of fast and junk foods. This innovation has created a market failure which must be addressed.

    Its not a parody.

  168. Bloke

    From the Daily News Perth 1905 in Trove, well known fact that Gippsland Aboriginals were provided by the missions as well as clothing, the issue of blankets resulted in may cases of pneumonia causing deaths to many of the users even though they were issued for compassionate reasons. This article below needs rewriting however get the general drift. Read about this 50 years ago.
    PROVISIONING , ?
    ABORffilNALS.
    J ‘ …
    DISTRIBUTION
    , OP BLANKE1TS.
    Tho Aboriginoo ‘Dapartmont’is tak
    ing tlm« by tho forolook in providing
    for tho cornfortof its many and wide
    ly-scattered chargus boforo thq cold
    season sets in, Mr. H. . E. Frinwip,
    tho chiof protootor, . stated, in tho
    courso of a conversation with a ‘Duilv
    Nuwh reporter on Thursday, that lie
    has just snnt to tho Nor’-UW a p«
    col containing !)00 or 400 strong, sar
    vioonblo blanKo,ts, boinc portion of tho
    supply ordorcd for laHt year. Tho
    blankets _ had ? been addressed to . tho
    niont distant stations in tlio Nor’
    Wwtr-thoso to which nccoBs in most
    difficult — for distribution among tho
    natives in, thosn localities,
    Tho nnmml distribution of blankets
    will tako place somo timo in Mnroh
    no.xt, wlien it is anticipated thnt ovnr
    2,000 rugs will bo distributed. Tho
    dnpnrtmont lins ordered 2,a00, and i!\
    pcctB to find rooipionts for thom all.
    Mr, O. V. Iliohardson, thn Kccrelary of
    Iho Forestry Doparlmont, recently return
    Fix this texted from an Interesting tour of tho Qrcat
    Soutlmrn district, .which was undertaken
    with the vlow to locating an alleged large
    tract ol mailot country, which was said
    to exist between tho Stirling Ranges and
    .Ravcnsthorpo. Mr, IlishanlKori . Htartud
    out acroas country from Ml, Harkur, anil
    thenco direct’ to tho Stirling Ranges, Mo
    was accompanied by the district forest
    ranger (Mr, M’Vickor), No succ7ns, how
    ever, attended the mission, as very littlo
    traco of tho existence of mallet was enmo
    across during tho Journey. A lino belt,
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    southward;

  169. .

    Further subsidy is warranted as fruit and veg incur unavoidable storage, handling and transport costs that have been deliberately engineered out of fast and junk foods.

    Oh really? Onions, pumpkin, melons and citrus don’t store well?

    These people are living in cuckoo cloud land. Probably shovelling down kilos of ultra refined gluten and amylopectin A each week (just as bad as sugar).

  170. Leigh Lowe

    Looks like Han Solo is about to be grounded.

    ‘Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?’ Harrison Ford, 74, nearly crashes his plane AGAIN, this time into a Boeing 737 with 110 passengers on board

    The FAA takes a dim view of pilots who land on taxiways by mistake. On the other hand one wonders why a famously green lefty like Mr Ford was burning da ebil avgas and not riding his bicycle to California.

    There are a number of dead giveaway visual cues, Mr Ford.
    The absence of ten metre long x one metre wide white “piano keys” followed by five metre long white numbers indicating the runway you are looking for, along with thick white dotted lines they aply t runways rather than narrow yellow dotted lines they use on taxiways.
    Time to hang up the leather helmet I think.

  171. JC

    Monst.

    Thoughts ?

    The grudian readers are ecstatic over the possibility of taxing “Big obesity”

  172. C.L.

    Shorten claimed that specially engineered bio-blankets were “deliberately” given to Aborigines to kill them. There is more evidence that a SLF raped a teenager at a youth camp than there is for this charge.

  173. john constantine

    Luv their lefty mentality.

    Subsidising fruit and vegetables isn’t enough, as people just buy the same amount, then the proles use the money they save to choose to buy sinful things.

    [this is said by abc radio just now]

    The subsidy of approved things needs to be locked to a sin tax on unapproved things, to stop the proles having a choice.

    Their left, fat-shaming is a crime that must be punished by denouncement. Sin taxing fat people is a good thing. both things can be believed at once, as they both feel true.

  174. .

    Time to “Kylo Ren” Mr Harrison’s pilot licence.

  175. Mont, I haven’t worked for Mudrock for years.

    Like I said, he hasn’t paid you for years.

  176. john constantine

    Subsidise meat, it is healthier than lettuce and nothing else satisfies like a plateful of chops.

  177. Leigh Lowe

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #2297131, posted on February 15, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Yoo treu dot. Just flicked to the Senate a while back and in rapid succession 1. Mind ma tay 2. The Graduate from the Lenin school in Moscow. Sitting next to 1. for moral support, Kim il Carr

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #2297132, posted on February 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Too true dot. What idiocy is this auto check up to today?
    Auto-correct might be going all Frenchy on you by the looks.

  178. Robber Baron

    Why do I always think of this guy when I hear the name Elon Musk? So many gullible fools to be taken, particularly the political fools with taxpayer money.

  179. Infidel Tiger

    Just shows that Chewbacca was doing all the hard work in that team.

  180. Leigh Lowe

    Auto-correct might be going all Frenchy on you by the looks. (not meant to be in blockquote)

  181. john constantine

    http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20170215/pdf/43g0qhh87j71bb.pdf

    Origin announces a massive [trillions of cubic feet] shale gas resource in the Northern Territory.

    The NT filth, of course, ban hydraulic fracturing of shale.

  182. Bruce of Newcastle

    a sin tax on unapproved things

    This could be fun if a certain demographic who likes such things sues the arses off the Greens and wowsers. Not only would it be discrimination against fat people it’d be raaaacism too.
    The payouts would easily be seven figures.

  183. Pickles

    Subsidise meat, it is healthier than lettuce and nothing else satisfies like a plateful of chops

    It is written in the scriptures.

  184. Bruce of Newcastle

    The NT filth, of course, ban hydraulic fracturing of shale.

    The SA mob, oddly, doesn’t. Nor do they ban coal gas. It’s a mystery.

    Remote coal gas project to ‘ease South Australia’s power crisis’ (yesterday)

  185. Nick

    a sin tax on unapproved things

    Lefties are full of it. Large cars, use of a dryer, travel at the pointy end of a plane, check. Fast food is a symbol of what ‘others’ such as bogans like. They aren’t really concerned about obesity, just what they think is good for their social inferiors.

    Perhaps it’s time that bogans started a jihad on the things that inner city Chardonnay socialists like.

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wesfarmers interim dividend $1.03 a share. Good stuff, says I!

  187. incoherent rambler

    Perhaps it’s time that bogans started a jihad on the things that inner city Chardonnay socialists like.

    Bicycles
    Landcruisers
    Botox
    Fewfacts
    ABC
    Twitter
    Obama
    Wind turbines

  188. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Mayfly, a louse is a louse so don’t choose one for a spouse, even if they spout philosophy at you when you are young and impressionable. Fortunately, Da Hairy Ape is emphatically not a louse, regardless of pelt and season.

    Apart from that, lice or louse is a generic name for a range of nasty biting insects that live on the body or parts of the body of animals and humans. They are often specific to the animal – e.g. bat lice, chicken lice (chickens I kept when 13 got this) – or some part of it – e.g. human pubic lice and head lice (nits). Human body lice may be somewhat less common than in previous eras, due to more general sanitary conditions but nurses still find them on alcoholics from the gutter, although the converse seems to apply to other lice – such as the head lice invasion of the cleanly shampoo’d little heads of my kids and those of many other mums – where the lice have reached epidemic proportions and have high resistance to treatments. Body lice carry typhus and were a plague in the trenches of WW1.

    Bedbugs are not lice but they are equally as disgusting. They exist mainly in furniture and bedding (including blankets!) and are perfectly awful to find (as I found them in my brother’s public housing flat) gathering like little bunches of blood-engorged grapes in the crevices of the bedframe. Once discovered, the housing authorities move out the tenant, massively spray the unit with special chemicals, and boil to buggery all of the tenants’ clothing in big purpose-kept washers. All soft furnishings are removed and destroyed. Hard furnishings are treated in situ. Bedbugs are still endemic throughout much of the world especially in warmer climates; they love the cane in old Colonial-style furniture in over-populated resort hotels. TripAdvisor comments may mention this, although the hotels object. Fixing bedbugs is costly to them. Mini-epidemics of them occur as backpackers carry them internationally from insanitary hostels to the homes of friendly and welcoming AIR BnB hosts keen to make a buck. Imagine it.

    Just put your backpack on the spare bed there, mate, and make yourself at home. 😀

  189. B Shaw

    I found the info on bedbugs really interesting. Many mentions of these bugs in books I’ve read over the years – but I’ve never encountered one of the little horrors.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perhaps it’s time that bogans started a jihad on the things that inner city Chardonnay socialists like.

    The Greens?

  191. Roger

    I expect Snowcone is being counselled concerning his tolerance of racism now that he’s stirred up a hornet’s nest of Muslima SJWs, the ABC’s favourite minority group.

    Priceless.

    He may soon have more time to write that novel about political terrorism in the ’70s than he expected.

  192. John64

    h/t Quadrant On Line; SA Company Suntrak Solar is now selling diesel generators.

    The ad:

    Getting Sick of Blackout/Power Outages – no doubt more to come. See us about a fully Australian Standard Compliant auto start Diesel generator kit System will do the following Auto Start when the grid goes down Auto Shutdown when the grid comes back online Auto start if battery requires charging Auto Start for periodic self test 6KVA DIESEL GENERATOR WITH SILENCED CANOPY & AUTO START CONTROLLER Silenced canopy ensures minimal noise when used at home…

    Quadrant’s summary:

    Champions of green rent-seekers, catastropharianism’s false prophets and inner-city politicians terrified of seeing the votes of greasy-sweatered, sprout-gobbling constituents go to the Greens, please take note: when a solar-oriented company is selling diesel generators on the strength of “power outages — no doubt more to come”, it’s all over.

    Hahahaha!

  193. Baldrick

    Chris
    #2291131, posted on February 9, 2017 at 8:31 pm
    Grigs, you rock.

    Funny how the Septimus sock-puppet is also absent today…

    Grigory M
    #2295991, posted on February 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm
    Tomorrow I’ll be on the road up Bruce of Ncle’s way – so looking in at/commenting on the Cat may be limited.

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    nothing else satisfies like a plateful of chops

    Ooooh. Tender little lamb cutlets, two minutes a side on medium heat, heaven on a bone.

    I had these in the Banff Fairmont’s fanciest restaurant and found I could do them just as well at home. I use mint sauce which I make according to my Nana’s method, from chopped mint and vinegar and sugar, instead of the ‘jus’ on the restaurant menu. Those ‘jus’ things are a swindle, they claim to be a mix of all sorts of things – say asparagus and mushroom – but they are processed down to a coloration on the plate, exquisite décor but tasting of nothing much. Give me Nana’s mint sauce and a chew on the edge fat.

  195. GM;
    At the Bare Naked Islam site, there’s a video about some Chinese on a train who get screamed at and assaulted by three muslims.
    Unfortunately for the amateur Jihadists, the Chinese don’t put up with that shit.
    Watch the bloke with white shirt, dark jacket and trousers.
    I think it’s Stimpy.

  196. Basically, Harrison was found to have stolen tens of thousands of dollars and her employer is paying HER compo on the flimsy and irrelevant grounds that she was consensually having sex with another adult.

    Hmmmm. I think Harrison’s point was that there was a fast-and-loose culture of credit card use at Seven, and that she was unfairly targeted for misuse of her card, because she was pursuing the CEO (fairly or unfairly) through a sexual harrassment process. She was able to account for all of the alleged ‘misuse’ except for around $14,000 worth.

    The whole thing is unpleasant, but I can actually see fault on both sides. I’ve been through a couple of really nasty workplace bullying/harrassment things in my time, and the treatment Harrison describes as meted out to her is unfortunately par for the course.

    The ol’ Philippa refrain: anyone who gets nekkid with someone who they barely know (or worse, who they know is technically unavailable), especially where there is alcohol involved, is a complete idiot. This goes for both Worner and Harrison.

  197. Nick

    Lefties like free or subsidised stuff like theatre. They also love markets and street festivals.
    Perhaps it’s time to check both the hygiene and fat content of all food served at such festivals. After all, what’s good for the goose ….

  198. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Funny how the Septimus sock-puppet is also absent today…

    Johanna may also be slow to appear. She started early yesterday and seems to have finished around 4am today. Good. I can get some peace from her eternal trolling of me.

  199. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I had these in the Banff Fairmont’s fanciest restaurant

    I refused to believe that any place on Earth was named “Banff” – until I went there.

  200. Eddystone

    Jo Smyth
    #2297172, posted on February 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

    My son in law has sent out the word he doesn’t want us to discuss politics with the grandkids. He is a Socialist of course, so no chance. We have also not got to give them sugar.

    Smile.

    Agree.

    Ignore. 🙂

  201. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Lizzie, you need to get BoN down to Queanbeyan. If he can keep the local bird life satisfied (and quiet) you may have a chance!

  202. Nick

    I had these in the Banff Fairmont’s fanciest restaurant

    I ate there once with friends. We chose what was a decent bottle of wine, only to have the sommelier pour it into a large contraption that was a sort of wine bong. After decent slurping and tasting by the sommelier, I wasn’t sure how much was actually left!

  203. My son in law has sent out the word he doesn’t want us to discuss politics with the grandkids. He is a Socialist of course, so no chance. We have also not got to give them sugar.

    You are also free to withhold the – presumably cost-free – child-minding service you are providing …

  204. Bruce of Newcastle

    No one likes possums, except me.

    Big ruckus in the yard of Restaurante Chez Bruce just now. So I go out and see. One of the kookas had a prize! With a catch. That is there was a twist to the catch. The prize was a very young ringtail possum. I have no idea how she’d caught it as it should’ve been in mum’s pouch. The twist was fun. The tail of the joey was wedged between two branches of a sheoak in my back neighbour’s yard. Kooka was fruitlessly dangling off this unfortunate dangling possum whose tail was stuck.

    Then there’s the audience. Several interested currawongs, some noisy miners, a blue faced honey eater and the young koel who has been hanging around since Monday. All screeching at the tops of their voices.

    After some minutes of frustrated dangling and twisting eventually kooka freed the possum and flew to the jacaranda with an escort of interested currawongs, which she wasn’t happy about. My possum!

    First time I’ve ever seen kookaburra take a possum, although being so young it was only the size of a small rat.

  205. Baldrick

    Enjoy it while you can Lizzie.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Great news and even better news that there are so many defenders of free speech.

    The $5000 donation came from Tony Abbott’s speaking fees:

    Alex Wood, the university student who was exonerated over racial hatred claims and then hit with a $41,336 bill to pay legal costs incurred by the solicitor of his accuser, will not be out of pocket a cent.

    From Bolta.

  207. Tintarella di Luna

    Alex Wood, the university student who was exonerated over racial hatred claims and then hit with a $41,336 bill to pay legal costs incurred by the solicitor of his accuser, will not be out of pocket a cent.

    From Bolta.

    Yep I made a small donation commensurate with my small means but it felt good, the bitter after-taste is that the money will go to Susan Moriaty but at least Alex Wood won’t have to fork out the costs in this disgraceful shakedown.

  208. Roger

    the bitter after-taste is that the money will go to Susan Moriaty

    To her lawyers, rather.

  209. Geriatric Mayfly

    While we are on that Moariarty moll, wasn’t she going to appeal, on behalf of her offended and insulted client to a higher court?

  210. Tintarella di Luna

    My son in law has sent out the word he doesn’t want us to discuss politics with the grandkids. He is a Socialist of course, so no chance. We have also not got to give them sugar.

    Jo Smyth maybe you should put the word about that your SIL doesn’t like the way you raised your daughter. Commiserations though because I know you can’t do that because you love your grandies.

  211. Fisky

    By all means tax the crap out of sugar, but taxing saturated fat is the stupidest anti-obesity idea I’ve ever heard. These people have no fucking idea what they are talking about.

  212. Tintarella di Luna

    To her lawyers, rather.

    Susan Moriaty is the lawyer, Cindy Prior is the offendee.

  213. C.L.

    She was able to account for all of the alleged ‘misuse’ except for around $14,000 worth.

    Nope.

    … the chief financial officer of SWM at the time, David Boorman, didn’t accept the [$14,000] explanation regarding misuse of the credit card and SWM engaged Deloitte to do a forensic audit of Ms Harrison’s cards. The report identified questionable expenditures which totalled about $262,000.

    Ms Harrison disputed many of those claims but at least $54,000 was admitted and a further $70,000 appeared to be personal expenses…

    The board commissioned an independent investigation by law firm Allens Linklaters into those allegations which included a review of the board’s 2014 accounting investigation.

    Ms Harrison’s allegations were not substantiated, in particular allegations made against other female employees at SWM. All those women have rejected her claims and taken action to defend their reputations. The company has supported them in that action.

    When interviewed as part of the independent investigators’ work, the only evidence Ms Harrison appears to have provided were two taxi vouchers with no destinations on them, which may or may not have been used by Mr Worner.

    She was caught misappropriating a substantial sum of money (during a routine expenses reconciliation) and then played the gender card to switch things in her favour. She is not a victim of anything or anyone.

  214. Senile Old Guy

    The Federal Government has floated the prospect of raising taxes to help pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), should the Senate continue to block its omnibus saving bill. “If the Labor Party continues to stand in the way of fixing the budget mess they left behind, then there comes a day when the only way you can repair the budget is through tax increases,” Mr Cormann said.

    Surprise! That’s agility and innovation. And, remember, it was Tony Abbott that agreed to this.

    It’s on the ABC news website but no linky as my buttons have been stolen.

  215. B Shaw

    Cory Bernardi says he owes us an apology.
    No way.
    He’s a good man.

  216. C.L.

    I’m pleased that Tony Abbott has paid a $5000 fine for not protecting free speech while he was prime minister.

  217. Tintarella di Luna

    By all means tax the crap out of sugar, but taxing saturated fat is the stupidest anti-obesity idea I’ve ever heard. These people have no fucking idea what they are talking about.

    So will it be the monosaccarides or the disaccarides or by granule or powder. What about the physical and chemical reactions brought about by the combination of flour and butter and sugar and another thing doesn’t flour break down into sugars during digestion.

    I think you’re right Fisky

  218. John64

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2297299, posted on February 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    While we are on that Moariarty moll, wasn’t she going to appeal, on behalf of her offended and insulted client to a higher court?

    Moriarty has asked the learned Judge to reconsider his decision to reject the Appeal due to the fact that she missed the 14 day deadline for filing. This was well before Christmas and he hasn’t yet decided whether to allow the Appeal or not. FFS, how long does it take to tell someone to naff off?

    It is reported that Moriarty’s appeal submission included 25,000 pages of alleged racial abuse received by Ms Prior arising from publicity surrounding the case.

  219. Roger

    Susan Moriaty is the lawyer, Cindy Prior is the offendee.

    No, the costs Wood was ordered to pay were incurred by Moriarty in her legal defence against a claim by Wood to have his costs met by her. The $41366 was what her legal bill for two solicitors (I think) and a barrister came to. The judge rejected Wood’s lawyer’s argument for Moriarty to cover his costs, so Wood had to cover her costs defending that matter.

  220. .

    another thing doesn’t flour break down into sugars during digestion.

    Yes it does. Highly refined starch is basically equivalent to sugar (bar fructose) regarding caloric intake and hormonal effects (insulin).

  221. Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car Monorail!

    Dot, that Simpsons episode will be a killer weapon against mass transit white elephant proposals for 1,000 years.

  222. Tintarella di Luna

    The Federal Government has floated the prospect of raising taxes to help pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme

    This Scheme in no way resembles what that Productivity Commission envisioned. It was designed by Gillard in her own image, that’s why it’s a first order debacle. The problem is design, implementation but most of all eligibility. If you read the legislation no wonder it’s a dog’s breakfast. Most of the Cat would be eligible, as well as anyone not a citizen. I really do despair.

    They took 3 years to bring about 30,000 people into the scheme — now they want to bring in the balance 430,000 in two years. I cannot believe what it has become. It needs to go back to what the Productivity Commission recommended. That is all.

  223. thefrolickingmole

    Roger
    #2297297, posted on February 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    the bitter after-taste is that the money will go to Susan Moriaty

    To her lawyers, rather.

    Prior lost the discrimination case but the defendants have to pay Moriatys legal fees.

    In what fresh hell does that make sense?

  224. Tintarella di Luna

    No, the costs Wood was ordered to pay were incurred by Moriarty in her legal defence against a claim by Wood to have his costs met by her. The $41366 was what her legal bill for two solicitors (I think) and a barrister came to. The judge rejected Wood’s lawyer’s argument for Moriarty to cover his costs, so Wood had to cover her costs defending that matter.

    Sorry Roger you are exactly right. Thanks

  225. Tintarella di Luna

    Prior lost the discrimination case but the defendants have to pay Moriatys legal fees.

    In what fresh hell does that make sense?

    Check Roger’s comment above.

  226. Tintarella di Luna

    Yes it does. Highly refined starch is basically equivalent to sugar (bar fructose) regarding caloric intake and hormonal effects (insulin).

    So that’ll really freak out those inhabiting Veganville won’t it?

  227. None

    She was caught misappropriating a substantial sum of money (during a routine expenses reconciliation) and then played the gender card to switch things in her favour. She is not a victim of anything or anyone.

    which is why Seven West oaid her 100k then did a deal to pay her another 200k. All rather grubby just to protect Worner who should have been fired with her.

  228. Roger

    Prior lost the discrimination case but the defendants have to pay Moriatys legal fees.

    In what fresh hell does that make sense?

    Wood’s lawyer has a tendency to get excited and over reach.

    He did so on this occasion.

    Thankfully Wood himself won’t have to bear the cost of his lawyer’s over enthusiasm.

  229. Tintarella di Luna

    Yes it does. Highly refined starch is basically equivalent to sugar (bar fructose) regarding caloric intake and hormonal effects (insulin).

    We might see a butcher’s return to the strip.

  230. Roger

    Sorry Roger you are exactly right. Thanks

    You’re welcome, Tinta.

  231. I refused to believe that any place on Earth was named “Banff” – until I went there.

    Clearly the Empire’s pro-british education system of the White Australia Policy & the Menzies years, along with all that yearning and forelock tugging by obsolete/deplorable Australia for the homeland had no effect upon you.
    FFS Zulu, it is a shire in Scotland.

    Did you spend your school years reading Ginger Meggs under the desk or something? Instead of paying attention?

  232. thefrolickingmole

    Tintarella di Luna

    I saw, but surely a case where you lose should see you paying the costs of the winning side?

    If not then the HRC needs burning to the ground tomorrow, it is an absolute, unmitigated vehicle for blackmail.

  233. The Federal Government has floated the prospect of raising taxes to help pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    Only if they make it a stand alone tax like the GST or the Medicare levy and call it the “Gillard NDIS surcharge”. Ram home the offender’s name at all opportunities.

  234. None

    Prior lost the 28.c case -actuslly had no case but defendants still have to pay fees for that case.

  235. Rabz

    remember, it was Tony Abbott that agreed to this

    Rabzcheck: 100% correct. What’s more, the stupid blithering cuck agreed to it while he was opposition leader.

  236. Tintarella di Luna

    Wood’s lawyer has a tendency to get excited and over reach.

    He did so on this occasion.

    Thankfully Wood himself won’t have to bear the cost of his lawyer’s over enthusiasm.

    I thought so too, very very risky, no solicitor I spoken to would have been so crazy brave. But at least the public are behind Alex Wood which is a great boon.

  237. I refused to believe that any place on Earth was named “Banff”

    Or, as that esteemed philosopher Corporal Agarn said frequently, “Ban-f-f-f-f”.

  238. Bruce of Newcastle

    I refused to believe that any place on Earth was named “Banff”

    Zulu, your education was clearly deficient.

    Ze Burglar Of Banff-f-f-f-f-f – YouTube

  239. I ate there once with friends. We chose what was a decent bottle of wine, only to have the sommelier pour it into a large contraption that was a sort of wine bong. After decent slurping and tasting by the sommelier, I wasn’t sure how much was actually left!

    Crikey, you’d complain the “jam had no taste and felt like bubbles in yer mouth” when you’d ordered caviar.
    Do you gripe that the “butter was thick & didn’t spread all that well” when you order foi gras?

  240. Rabz

    Only if they make it a stand alone tax like the GST or the Medicare levy* and call it the “Gillard/Abbott NDIS surcharge”. Ram home the offenders’ name at all opportunities.

    The first NDIS related tax increase took the form of an increase to the medicare levy and as noted above was agreed to while Abbott was opposition leader.

  241. Bruce of Newcastle

    Missed by that much…

  242. Sorry guys, too lazy to scroll. How the hell did Alex Wood get lumbered with her accuser’s or her accuser’s solicitor’s legal fees? That’s such an obvious gross injustice, I can’t even see how such a thing is legal?

  243. H B Bear

    The Federal Government has floated the prospect of raising taxes to help pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    And so it begins. As I have said on many occasions Gillard is Australia’s Greatest Fabian.
    Don’t forget it was bipartisan policy though.

  244. Rabz

    I refused to believe that any place on Earth was named “Banff”

    People should avoid the place like the plague – apart from the fact that it’s in Canuckistan my beloved socialist feminist millionaire sister lives there for six months a year.

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