Wednesday Forum: April 26, 2017

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  1. Dr Fred Lenin

    Don’t tell I am first

  2. Tim Neilson

    Bugger.
    OK Dr Fred, I won’t tell you.

  3. Dr Fred Lenin

    Dead heat buck get the photofinish steward out.

  4. Megan

    In the time it took to get my lasagna out of the oven…a brand spanking new, shiny forum.

  5. thefrolickingmole

    By the prickling in my thumbs
    I turn my back and a new thread comes…

  6. Gerard O

    thinking of jerking off later tonight

  7. thefrolickingmole

    Are Calli and Gerard O talking about the same thing?

  8. Bruce in WA

    I will kiss him and love him and squeeze him and hug him and call him George.

  9. Geriatric Mayfly

    The wrap up from the previous thread. Google Guthrie’s diversidy initiative is off to a cracker of a start.

  10. Bruce in WA

    Are Calli and Gerard O talking about the same thing?

    Yep … and I think Gerard and I were, too …

  11. calli

    I was mocking the subject of this.

  12. rickw

    Anything interesting happening in Muzstralia??

  13. TheSemiMentalBloke

    There’s a petition to sack the big mouth mussy bird.

  14. classical_hero

    Got my old new phone, because the old one was busted but under warranty.

  15. Frank

    Mr O, please be sure to let us know of how things progressed.

  16. Baldrick

    21st Battalion A.I.F

    Lowerson, Albert David (Alby) (1896–1945)
    Lowerson won the Victoria Cross on 1 September 1918, during the capture of Mont St Quentin. He was cited for his leadership and courage during the battle, particularly for his effective bombing of the strong point which was the centre of stern resistance: a huge crater from which machine-guns fired and stick-bombs were hurled. He inflicted heavy casualties on the Germans and captured twelve machine-guns and thirty prisoners. Although wounded in the thigh he refused to withdraw until the prisoners had been sent to the rear and the posts of his men had been organized and consolidated. He then refused to leave the battalion for two days until evacuated because of his wound. He resumed duty on 17 September in time to participate in the last Australian infantry action of the war, at Montbrehain on 5 October where he was wounded for the fourth time. He received the Victoria Cross from King George V at Buckingham Palace on 1 March 1919.

  17. Oh come on

    Nota, a similar confusion exists with our conspiracy-obsessed friends here on the Cat. They figure that because people such as myself (and of course most others here I’m sure but I’ll speak only for myself) don’t immediately assume some kind of heinous conspiracy when something takes place that lacks a ready or easily understood explanation for its occurrence, then this means I don’t believe that conspiracies exist at all. Of any kind.

    Strange logic, indeed.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    Of course…

    Yemen aid not reaching intended recipients, say activists on ground
    Maybe that’s the reason for this:
    Amid global donor fatigue, UN asks new billions for famine relief
    “Donor fatigue” being code for “why should we give you anything when it’ll just be stolen?”
    I’m sad that there is very little way to get aid to those in need these days without that happening.
    Maybe there was something good about colonialism.

  19. Nick

    Does Eric Abetz do a voice on the Simpsons ?

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    LOL. On the back of Kevin Rudd providing advice to Turnbull yesterday, now Paul Keating is doing the same thing:

    Keating’s advice for PM’s Trump talks*

    PAUL Keating has given his view of Donald Trump’s first three months in office while issuing a bit of advice to Malcolm Turnbull ahead of his first meeting with the US President.

    The former Prime Minister says Mr Turnbull should encourage President Trump to keep building ties with China.

    Why is it that unpopular Labor ex-PMs seem to think that Mal would listen to their words of wisdom?
    Maybe Tony Abbott, last-but-one Liberal Party PM, could also submit his valuable advice too.
    It’d be so much fun.

    * Headline as given on Google News.

  21. Zyconoclast

    Iranian child asylum seeker wins payout over detention on Christmas Island

    The Federal Government has agreed to pay a confidential settlement to a nine-year-old Iranian asylum seeker over her detention on Christmas Island.

    How much do you think the secret payout was?

  22. True Aussie

    Amid global donor fatigue, UN asks new billions for famine relief

    And if they relieve this famine all those Africans who would have died will go on to squirt out 7 kids and in a few years the UN will be asking for more money for a bigger famine. This has been going on since aid to Africa started (or actually since whites first colonised Africa and increased standards of living, hygiene, survival and farming).

  23. Oh come on

    Can you even make a buck out of colonialism in the long run? You’d need a missionary sense of purpose to persist, really.

  24. Notafan

    Oco

    Yes and dropping sneaky hints and then going all Rumplestiltskin when asked to clarify to whom they are referring.

    Im still waiting for confirmation of Clinton’s zombie status too.

  25. cohenite

    Tucker Carlson ridicules fuckwits who brought action opposing Trump’s EO opposing sanctuary cities.

    The Judge who overturned Trump’s EO was a supporter of Obama.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Federal Government has agreed to pay a confidential settlement to a nine-year-old Iranian asylum seeker over her detention on Christmas Island.

    How much do you think the secret payout was?

    Probably not an elderly male Iranian, despite religious precedent.

  27. Zyconoclast

    Can you even make a buck out of colonialism in the long run? You’d need a missionary sense of purpose to persist, really.

    When performing in the missionary position you should always persist with a sense of purpose. Really!

  28. Oh come on

    As a rational and moral actor, that is. I mean, of course you could go down the Belgian Congolese route or even the freed slaves migrating to Liberia (who promptly enslaved the locals they encountered upon arrival). But the Brits, they just couldn’t leave it at that. A colony needs institutions! Vestiges of the Mother Country! All that stuff doesn’t come cheap.

  29. stackja

    ABC helping ALP? I am shocked!

  30. MsDolittle

    Does Eric Abetz do a voice on the Simpsons ?

    I’m getting used to it. Similar to a bad Bob Hawke impersonation. I want him to say ACTU.

  31. Dr Fred Lenin

    Can Trump relocate judges and courts ? Your court is to undergo major renovations and will be closed for ten years during the work . You will be relocated to smithville in Death Valley no aircon and you live in the trailer park and eat at Joe’s Diner Nome Alaska is another venue ,live in an igloo and eat at the Seal Fat Cafe .
    /

  32. Rev. Archibald

    I have just seen the new teachers pay agreement.
    I’m dropping you bastards like a hot potato and taking a sharp turn left.
    [starts singing]
    Solidarity for ever…

  33. Rev. Archibald

    How about that global warming huh?

  34. Oh come on

    I wonder at what point the Raj ceased to be a going concern, ie. there was no commercial basis for the Brits to continue running the place. It’s probably earlier than you’d think.

  35. Rev. Archibald

    We need to be kinder to refugees.
    Manus Island is a disgrace.

  36. Rev. Archibald

    Trump sucks dog’s balls.

  37. Delta A

    I’m dropping you bastards like a hot potato and taking a sharp turn left

    You’ll be back.

    The left will never love you like we do, Arky.

  38. egg_

    Does Eric Abetz do a voice on the Simpsons ?

    Young Mr Grace, perhaps?

  39. Rev. Archibald

    I love Malcolm.
    What?
    Too far?

  40. calli

    Uh oh. The Rev has been bought.

  41. Oh come on

    Which state, Rev? It’s a well-known fact that Victorian teachers take it up the Khyber wrt pay. IIRC, a WA graduate teacher fresh out of uni earns about the same as a Victorian teacher on the highest salary increment there. And relief teaching work in Victoriastan – shiiiiiat. You’d be better off stacking shelves at Coles.

  42. stackja

    If La Perouse had beat Phillip who would be PM now?

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    Money is the root of all kinds of evil Reverend, someone said.
    OTOH if you are white and male teaching in a school I’d find a different profession.
    Da feminazi collective will achieve gender purity! Seig heil!

  44. a reader

    Is this survival of the fittest in conservative politics now? I mean who the f*** am I supposed to vote for now? I’ve consistently voted for Family First because I liked their policies. They did a bloody good job and only just missed out in NSW at the last Senate election. I refuse to touch PHON because it’s full of nutters and is advised by James Ashby ffs. I won’t touch the LDP because for all their good libertarian ideas they come out with the open borders/compulsory gay marriage bs. I can’t touch Australian Conservatives because they’ve got Kiralie Smith who was terrible as the ALA spokesperson (and ALA was pretty much just an anti-Islam party). She’s no better in her new role; that interview with Andrew Bolt was a bloody nightmare.

  45. MsDolittle

    Victorian teachers take it up the Khyber wrt pay.

    What will you buy with your pay increase? Vaseline?

  46. Huck

    Rev, I feel your pain. It’s hard to maintain your principles in a heavily unionised workplace.
    Mine is the RTBU which are so rooted in the 1920’s they are lobbying the state government to take the trains back under government control.
    And as for pay, I’ll see yours and raise you double.
    I guess that makes it twice as hard for me to stand firm.

  47. Tom

    The Judge who overturned Trump’s EO was a supporter of Obama.

    People who think politics is decided by principle are as dumb as dogshit. Alinsky’s communist lovechild just spent eight years buying the American judiciary.

    Go big or go home, non-leftoids. You’re an amateur laughing stock.

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    Reader – SFF. Their policies were pretty good when I looked at them before the last election.

  49. Oh come on

    WA teachers are paid ridiculously well, it must be said. The top pay increment for a 4 year trained teacher working for DETWA is almost $104kpa. Starts out at $68kpa. Teachers are in the top 3 best paid professions upon graduation here. Of course they drop back in a few years, but still…6 figures for an 8.30am-3pm coalface workday, 10 weeks of holiday a year…

  50. Notafan

    Kiralee Smith is a good ordinary player, at least she put herself out there.

    Cory needs more smart articulates though.

  51. custard

    a reader,

    I think Australian Conservatives jumped the shark a bit when they announced on their website that Kirralie Smith had joined AC.

    Likewise Bolt jumped the shark when he interviewed her.

    No one has yet to be proclaimed as the endorsed candidate for anything.

    I hope Cory get this next bit right………

    And picks me here in the west.

  52. a reader

    Thanks Bruce…I had forgotten about Shooters. At state level in NSW I’m happy to keep voting for Christian Democrats. Old Rev Fred is pretty solid in his convictions.

  53. Oh come on

    Oh but don’t teachers whine because they have soooo much work to take home* and they can never get cheap holiday deals because their voluminous holiday time coincides with the school holiday peak periods.

    *this is true, but it’s pretty much same-same with other professions when you have to stay back late in the office or go in on weekends until the project’s done or whatever

  54. Notafan

    Or all parents of school aged children.

  55. Oh come on

    Did you catch Annabel Crabb’s Cory Bernardi interview? The audience got a gander at the Bernardi household. Dunno if it’s his taste or that of his Mrs, but I’ll bet he used the same interior designer as Lleyton Hewitt.

  56. Rev. Archibald

    Oh come on
    #2364784, posted on April 26, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    ..
    Check your privilege.
    Imperialist pig dog swine.
    Come the revolution, you’ll get yours mate. Just you wait.

  57. Myrddin Seren

    I have just seen the new teachers pay agreement.
    I’m dropping you bastards like a hot potato and taking a sharp turn left.
    [starts singing]
    Solidarity for ever…

    Rev

    They are looking for Prac Teachers for the Safe Schools Coalition.

    Make sure you hit the grandparents up for scented lube and clean towels rather than have to use that public service scratchy ones.

  58. jupes

    There’s a petition to sack the big mouth mussy bird.

    Yawn. Nothing will happen. The ABC know that they are pretty much untouchable.

    Interesting that Sky hired Mark Latham to be Mark Latham but sacked him when he acted like Mark Latham.

    The ABC on the other hand hired Yassmin Abdel-Mageid to be Yassmin Abdel-Mageid and it is not surprising that the stick by her when she acts like Yassmin Abdel-Mageid.

  59. Carpe Jugulum

    Someone asked me yesterday how our Dawn Service Japan went.

    My apologies for forgetting who, but a great time was had by expats from around the world for only our second year doing it. It was well received and although the crowd was modest (about 300) a lot of new friends were made, and a few frothy ales consumed.

    My speech was on the history of how the dawn service came into being.

    That is all, carry on, double away smartly.

  60. custard

    I did see the Bernardi household OCO,

    Very nice. Good luck to him.

  61. Rev. Archibald

    Myrddin Seren
    #2364788, posted on April 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    ..
    Go home and fuck your labrador, filthy, Earth- raping capitalist scum.

  62. Oh come on

    Well yes that too, Nota. Teaching is a great gig for parents, really. Your working hours fit so neatly around their schooling hours for obvious reasons. I really don’t understand why teachers complain about their workload. It’s true that non-teachers don’t fully understand how much extra time is required to be spent by teachers outside of classroom hours if thuepy they’re to do their jobs well. But most teachers wouldn’t have a clue what sort of hours other professionals have to put in at the office well beyond the 9 to 5.

  63. Rev. Archibald

    We really need to take action on climate change before it’s too late.
    Im worried about the whales.
    And the reef.

  64. Nick

    Go home and fuck your labrador, filthy, Earth- raping capitalist scum.

    I’m not sure the earth deserves that.

  65. incoherent rambler

    Anything interesting happening in Muzstralia??

    Ahem. The Great Southern Caliphate.

  66. Gab

    My speech was on the history of how the dawn service came into being.

    Well done, Carpe. Omeditoo gozaimasu!

  67. Oh come on

    Not my cuppa tea at all, custard. But obviously they aren’t short of a buck, so yes indeed, good luck to them.

    And, more importantly, at least he’s trying to do something about the miserable state of the small govt right in this country.

  68. incoherent rambler

    Im worried about the whales.

    No water for the penguins to swim in.
    No juice in gum trees for the koalas.

  69. .

    Rev

    You’re bored so I’ll bite.

    If you learn a little about unit roots and cointegration, AGW as a theory fails on the data. The models objectively fail to model what’s going on. We don’t even need to get to a cost-benefits analysis.

    If we spent what we have on government advertising and renewables (and carbon credits), we could have funded advanced medical, materials engineering, advanced computing and physics research over the years that would be the envy of the world.

    That’s not even including the savings from hacking out unproductive administrative professors that could be split three ways between research, tax cuts and paying down debt.

  70. BrettW

    Here is a couple of tweets Yassim should consider :

    Lest We Forget
    the Australian Peacekeepers who have served or are serving in Sudan

    Lest We Forget
    Palestine has not had an election for 12 years and it is not Australia’s fault.

    Any conservative type politician or commentator who knows he / she is going to appear on a panel with Yassim should have plenty of information about her likely thoughts to be able to make her look even more of an idiot. I would particularly like to hear her thoughts on Israel and the good work of Hamas.

  71. Baldrick

    Thanks Carpe San. T’was me that asked.

  72. Rev. Archibald

    Where’s my red bandana?

  73. incoherent rambler

    Mick Trumble’s idea of smaller government is a single politician for all of AU.

    Lord Mick, emperor for life.

  74. Notafan

    You need to go full Waleed if you want to raise some hackles here Rev.

    How about banning not just plastic bags but all types of bags.

    Or up the ante on that Savage fellow who demanded a ten year moratorium on child bearing, say a twenty year ban to commence immediately.

    That’ll show us.

  75. .

    700 mn a year plus renewables plus admin costs of running the climate council.

    Physics, computers, materials science and medicine (and tax cuts and paying down debt) are clearly better value.

    Remember lefties: if you “fucken’ luuurve” science, you will agree with me.

  76. BrettW

    Rev A,
    Dont forget to buy the refugee supporting T shirt.

  77. stackja

    Yassim passed her test, with a great score.

  78. incoherent rambler

    How about banning not just plastic bags but all types of Hags.

    Fixed the typo.

    I agree with a ban on plibbers, macklin and the stick insect.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Nicely done Carpe-sama!
    My brother who’s fluent having lived in your neck of the woods could do much more justice than I.
    He did AAR for a while.
    His CV includes the Kobe earthquake where he and his wife rode their motorbike over the rooftops to safety. The rooftops were then at ground level. They lost several friends in that quake.

  80. Rev. Archibald

    Dot (you scum sucking, lapdog, mansplaining climate denier) it isn’t about the data, you dolt. It is about how insensitive people like you make the rest of us feel when you deny the Earths feelings.
    Fascist.

  81. JC

    Seriously, who cares what this self absorbed, dishonest , ignorant Muslim slapper thinks about ANZAC day. If she wasn’t born here, there ought to be consideration given to deporting her.

    How dare she smear this most important Australian holiday. How fucking dare she while “troughing” around for taxpayer dollars.

  82. Rev, I’m not yet convinced.
    Do you agree that poor Adam Goodes did the correct thing by calling out that white supremacist bitch when she enacted her Klan manifesto on him while he was at work on a football field?

  83. cohenite

    I can’t touch Australian Conservatives because they’ve got Kiralie Smith who was terrible as the ALA spokesperson (and ALA was pretty much just an anti-Islam party). She’s no better in her new role; that interview with Andrew Bolt was a bloody nightmare.

    Not sure what interview you mean. I thought she capitulated a bit when Pickering said about ISIS at a function where Smith was also present:

    They are not all bad, they do chuck pillow-biters off buildings

    But I guess Pickering had one 2 many levels of satire and was too complicated for general transmission. However, just once I would like someone to escalate; Smith should have said: FMD Pickering was joking; the real point is not Pickering is a homophobe but that ISIS shoves large sharp implements up their clackers and then throws them off buildings. Smith should have also told pancy bolt to stick it. Having said that she was strong against that SoB Mohamed El-Mouelhy.

  84. John constantine

    Lest we forget, the oil rich petrodollar Arab states, enabled by their united nations oligarchs, are running the Gaza strip as a cross between Salusa Secundus and a donor funded puppy farm.

  85. Carpe Jugulum

    Gab
    #2364800, posted on April 26, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Many thanks Gab, it was a fascinating story, i can post the speech if you like.

    Baldrick – my apologies for forgetting it were you that asked.

  86. John constantine

    Crowd funded puppy farm.

    Developed that line for further use.

  87. Ragu

    Physics, computers, materials science and medicine (and tax cuts and paying down debt) are clearly better value.

    They are. However, try finding a teacher of calculus that can actually explain why the problem on the board should be solved.

    Took me years to figure out why I should know the derivative of Dy/dx. A simple explanation during week one would have helped immensely.

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    running the Gaza strip as a cross between Salusa Secundus and a donor funded puppy farm.

    Excellent, Mr Constantine!
    If only the sands of Gaza had spice we’d not have to worry about them.
    And sandworms. Sandworms in Gaza would do for all the attack tunnels.

  89. Carpe Jugulum

    His CV includes the Kobe earthquake where he and his wife rode their motorbike over the rooftops to safety. The rooftops were then at ground level. They lost several friends in that quake.

    He was very lucky, Lady Jugulum lost her Grandparents (on her mothers side) in 1995

  90. .

    JC

    I’m cynical about ANZAC Day. The government has always sought an agenda with it (as you’d expect). Travelling through country towns you see the significance because they never truly recovered.

    It really is significant though even if you don’t like the tone of the day. We changed from a colony to a dominion through WWI (though we never asserted this until 1942).

    I think the ANZAC Day girl did a brilliant thing, inadvertently. She showed her ignorance and poor judgment.

    Very few Australians will ever feel any responsibility for the Arab Israeli conflict – nor should we.

    Conflating ANZAC, immigration and Israel-Pali relations just makes her look like a weirdo.

  91. Baldrick

    Just listen to the haunting screams and begging for her life..

    How can this be?
    “Islam is the most feminist of all religions.” – Yassmin Abdel-Magied

  92. Rev. Archibald

    Adam Goodes was wonderful to take time out (he is a busy sportsperson with heavy commitments) to explain the terrible inequality and injustice he received at the hands of that person.
    We should never make excuses for insensitive behaviour.
    The thing you walk past is the thing you don’t mind putting up with somewhat.
    A great man said that, and if we are going to build a community based on mutual tolerance and above all respect, you disgusting, whore mongering, bourgeois son of a bitch, then that is something we must all be respectful of.

  93. Top Ender

    Cloive Mk II is slowly but slowly having the net close around him.

    CLIVE Mensink was setting up a business meeting in Brisbane for the same week he flew out on a marathon overseas holiday which he now claims was a longstanding arrangement.

    Mr Mensink, who is ­subject to two arrest warrants for ­failing to face liquidators in the Federal Court over the collapse of Queensland Nickel, wrote to a creditor on May 26 last year to organise a meeting during “the week commencing 5th June 2016”.

    The email trail, contained in Supreme Court documents seen by The Courier-Mail, makes no mention of an imminent overseas trip.

    But the former QNI ­director was ­nowhere to be found by Monday, June 6, when liquidators first attempted to serve him with a ­summons to face questioning over the failure of the company last January with $300 million in debts and about 800 job losses.

    Link

  94. JC

    Dot

    On ANZAC Day, I had a very agreeable breakfast with a former SAS dude (the real McCoy), about a stone’s throw from the beautiful Melbourne shrine.

    Every year, wifey goes the the dawn service with her gaggle of sisters to remember her dad.

    I think it’s a pretty important day.

    This undeserving slapper ought to be deported back to Mogadishu or wherever she comes from. Asrehole.

  95. JC

    JC
    @yassmin_a Yea Lest we forget the most feminist of all religions..https://tinyurl.com/ohaqsa3 Vid of a woman beheaded in Saudi #auspol

  96. NewChum

    My facechook has exploded today with griping about the NBN.

    Not about speeds – about connection times and rollouts of connections once a region is green lit.

    I have used daily restraint to not say ‘you lot voted for a nationalised telecommunications company, so quit yer moaning. What exactly did you think was going to happen when you created a national monopoly with no profit, no competition, no targets and all set up by union hacks?’

    Instead I say nothing and let Turnbull take all the heat.

    I always said right from the start this will make Telstra service levels look like gold class. Or, more accurately, look like Telstra service levels from the 1970s, when it was a nationalised telecom company with no competition, unions up the wazoo and no penalties for underperformance.

    Of course – in a few years someone else will suggest a government owned business and everyone will vote for it. My guess is some type of government financial entity.

  97. .

    Ignore her JC.

    She’s trying to start a “media” “academic” or “consultant” career out of nothing and zero substance.

    This just goes to show how gutless the government is; “conservative” but giving their political rivals a platform through taxpayer funded “work”.

  98. Gab

    i can post the speech if you like.

    Would like it very much, Carpe – or you could submit it to Sinclair as a guest post. Either way.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sorry to hear that Carpe.
    My brother and his now ex-wife are long back in Oz, although he often returns to Japan. I think he even took most of his staff there last year, or maybe 2015. He runs a modest IT company with about 20 coders.
    I’ve never been, but mainly that is because I’m not a tourist at heart.

  100. JC

    This just goes to show how gutless the government is; “conservative” but giving their political rivals a platform through taxpayer funded “work”.

    True.

  101. Makka

    Conflating ANZAC, immigration and Israel-Pali relations just makes her look like a weirdo.

    I’m sure you would like people think it was “just” that she looked like a weirdo.

    It doesn’t of course. It makes her look like exactly what she is. A tax eating parasitic apologist for Islam who is advocating for a more pro-moslem immigration program and a weakening of our border security.

  102. calli

    Where’s my red bandana?

    You mean this one? 😊

  103. Oh come on

    Rev’s a barrel of laughs tonight!

  104. How much do you think the secret payout was?

    That depends. He’d get a bonus payout for murdering his wife with a bicycle.

  105. Boambee John

    oco at 2001

    Back in the 1990s I was on the curriculum committee for sons high school.

    I would nip away from the office around 1515 for the meeting after school. By about 1615 the schoolies were looking anxiously at their watches. They would accept almost anything by about 1630.

    They were horrified when I pointed out that I would return to the office after the meeting to keep the bumf moving. Such a concept was completely alien to them.

  106. Oh come on

    She is so culturally ignorant that she believes a wife not taking her husband’s surname is some exceptional symbol of female independence. Newsflash, dumbarse – women don’t take their husband’s names throughout most of the world.

  107. Mark A

    Ragu
    #2364823, posted on April 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Took me years to figure out why I should know the derivative of Dy/dx. A simple explanation during week one would have helped immensely.

    Without a change of math teacher in the final two years of high school, I would never be in the profession I’m in.

    Some teachers just can’t explain things in a simple way, or at all.

  108. Carpe Jugulum

    Would like it very much, Carpe – or you could submit it to Sinclair as a guest post. Either way.

    Speech below.

    Someone else did the research, so apart from a few stray paragraphs, none of the work is mine.

    Good Morning and Welcome.

    The dawn service on ANZAC Day has become a solemn Australian and New Zealand tradition. It is taken for granted as part of the ANZAC ethos and few wonder how it all started.
    It’s story, as it were, is buried in a small cemetery carved out of the bush some kilometres out of the Queensland town of Herberton.
    Almost paradoxically one grave stands out by its simplicity; it is covered by a white-washed concrete slab with plain cement cross at its top. No epitaph recalls even the name of the deceased.
    The inscription on the cross is a mere 2 words
    “A Priest”
    No person would identify the grave as that of a dedicated clergyman who created the dawn service, without the simple marker placed next to the grave in recent times.

    It Reads – “Adjacent to, and on the right of this marker, lies the grave of the late Reverend Arthur Earnest White, a Church of England Clergyman and Padre, 44th battalion First Australian Infantry Force. On 25th April 1923 at Albany in Western Australia , The Reverend White led a party of friends in what was the first ever observance of a Dawn Parade on ANZAC Day, thus establishing a tradition which has endured, Australia wide ever since”

    Reverend White was serving as one of the Padres of the earliest ANZACs to leave Australia with the First AIF in November 1914. The convoy was assembled in the Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound at Albany Western Australia.

    Before embarkation, at 4 in the morning, he conducted a service for all the men of the battalion.
    When he returned to Australia in 1919, he was appointed the relieving Rector of the St Johns Church in Albany.

    It was a strange coincidence that the starting point of the AIF convoys should now become his parish.

    No doubt it must have been the memory of his first Dawn Service those many years earlier and his experiences overseas, combined with the awesome cost of lives and injuries, which inspired him to honour permanently the valiant men, both living and dead, who had joined the fight for the allied cause.

    ‘Albany’ he is quoted to have said ‘Was the last sight of land these ANZAC troops saw after leaving Australian shores and some of them never returned. We should hold a service (here) at the first light of dawn each ANZAC Day to commerate them’.

    That is, on ANZAC Day 1923 he came to hold the first Commemorative Dawn Service
    As the sun was rising, a man in a small dinghy cast a wreath into King George Sound while White, with a band of about 20 men with him gathered around the summit of nearby Mount Clarence and silently watched the wreath floating out to sea.

    He then quietly recited the words;
    ‘As the sun rises and goeth down, we will remember them’

    All present were deeply moved and news of the Ceremony soon spread throughout the country, and the various Returned Service Communities Australia wide emulated the ceremony.

    Eventually Reverend White was transferred from Albany to serve in other congregations, first in South Australia, then Broken Hill where he built a church, then later Forbes NSW.
    In his retirement from parish life, he moved to Herbeton where he became chaplain of an Anglican Convent.

    However, soon after his arrival on December 26 1954 he died, to be buried so modestly and anonymously as “A Priest”

    Reverend White’s memory is honoured by a stained glass window in the all souls’ church in Wirrinya, a small farming community near Forbes in NSW.

    Members of the parish have built the church with their own hands and have put up what they refer to as the “Dawn Service Window”. As their tribute to Whites service to Australia.

    A simple beginning brings us here together to remember those who have served, and those who paid the ultimate price, and to say, you are not forgotten.

  109. Ragu

    The weirdest thing that I’ve noticed about Anzac day is how I vow to thee my country has been replaced by amazing grace.

  110. DrBeauGan

    Some teachers just can’t explain things in a simple way, or at all.

    Quite a lot of maths teachers memorised a huge amount of stuff with no understanding whatever. The few good ones are precious but seldom appreciated save by their brighter students.

  111. Zyconoclast

    Cory needs more smart articulates though.

    Smart articulates

  112. Stimpson J. Cat

    How can a professional sprout such stupid nonsense?

    How can someone take a website called Spectrumnews.org seriously?
    I mean f*cking hell man.
    I’m an Autobot and I wouldn’t read that sh*t.
    Not enough pictures for a start.

  113. Stimpson J. Cat

    Nota, a similar confusion exists with our conspiracy-obsessed friends here on the Cat.

    Its not an obsession, it’s a hobby.
    I can stop any time I like.
    🙂

  114. Boambee John

    Carpe

    A typo.

    44th Battalion First Australian Imperial Force, not Australian Infantry Force.

  115. Stimpson J. Cat

    I have just seen the new teachers pay agreement.

    How much is the Gimp suit Safe Schools monthly bonus Arky?
    Do they pay by the piercing?

  116. Frank

    Took me years to figure out why I should know the derivative of Dy/dx. A simple explanation during week one would have helped immensely.

    The problem with mathematics is that in order to understand the explanation you often need to have covered the material. At uni they would explain things and it would mean nothing until six months later when the lights would go on. The phrasing used by the lecturers at the time was often exactly the right one, as well as being insightful and economical too, even though it seemed like gibberish at first.

    The other problem is that you have to choose the context of how you explain it. Derivatives can be defined for physicists, mathematicians, biologists and others and the emphasis changes each time.

    That being said, I didn’t really work out what a derivative was until second year calculus in the population dynamics context.

  117. Top Ender

    Lovely speech Carpe! Well done – as long as you didn’t drink hot sake afterwards.

  118. Ragu

    Without a change of math teacher in the final two years of high school, I would never be in the profession I’m in.

    Some teachers just can’t explain things in a simple way, or at all.

    I was only in that class because I had designs to be in your profession. Still, I’m pissed that I was short changed.

    My physics teacher wasn’t much better. Completely full of himself, he wrote a thirty page paper proposing why SI units should be changed and be renamed to his surname.

  119. custard

    I’ve just seen the grab of poodlehead Pyne bagging Bernardi today.

    He is a nasty little piece of work isn’t he?

    Bernardi never responds to personal attacks. He sticks to principle. Wins every time.

  120. Nov

    I think people look at the whole tax hoovering thing in the wrong way. Maybe the free money doesn’t give them the spare time required to attend leftist marches demanding fascist restrictions on people who disagree with them. I mean, Hitler wanted to be a painter. Imagine how much better things would have been if we’d paid for him to do it?

  121. Carpe Jugulum

    Lovely speech Carpe! Well done – as long as you didn’t drink hot sake afterwards.

    Had a neat rum and a beer 🙂

  122. Carpe Jugulum

    Boambee John
    #2364854, posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Too late, I’ve done the speech but i will make a correction to the guests by email.

  123. Top Ender

    Rich puts in three boots:

    As a former Minister for Communication, a keen observer of politics and most of all as an Australian citizen, I have always been reluctant to criticise the ABC. Because of contractual arrangements with Sky News, I no longer appear on Q&A, a program which has often been attacked for the make-up of its panels, the choice of audience questions and anti-conservative bias, and wears much of the scorn of those aggrieved by the ABC.

    While some of the criticisms are warranted, after many appearances on the show, many of the criticisms are either exaggerated or wrong.

    It is disappointing to me then to see way too many ABC employees taking to social media to post words that are often inflammatory, offensive and worst of all, biased. Sadly, the performance of presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied demonstrates what is wrong with the ABC. Remember that the essence of the public broadcaster is Australian. If you can’t put Australia first then we, as taxpayers, should not be forking out for the salary someone who she says is “first and foremost a Muslim”.

    What on earth she thought she was doing trying to hijack Anzac Day I can’t even imagine. When she posted on Facebook “Lest We Forget (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine)”, she lost all her own credibility. By refusing to even admonish her, the ABC lost much of its rapidly reducing credibility as well. The practice of circling the wagons around the latest idiot to say something which is anathema to most Australians, has become normal. The ABC takes the view that if you don’t admit to something as tasteless as this, the drama will die off. They could not be more mistaken. For those in the government yearning to reform the ABC, much extra ammunition has been provided. The ABC Board and senior management have forgotten the word “Australian”.

    Seeing Aboriginal ex-servicemen and women marching under an Aboriginal flag was another sad sight for sore eyes on Tuesday morning. While discrimination against Aboriginals has existed in our armed forces for more than a century, Anzac Day commemorates Australians fighting under one flag not two. I have some sympathy with these indigenous marchers but the future requires one flag on this most solemn day.

    Many people have expressed concern about the smaller attendance at the dawn service in Gallipoli.

    There can be no doubt that the fear of terrorist attacks kept some people away. If ISIS wants to think of this as some kind of triumph then they should look at the pride and the courage of the thousands who did attend.

    As someone who is much less mobile these days, I stayed home for the day on Tuesday. I watched the traditional Anzac Day ceremony carried out prior to the Roosters-Dragons clash at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium. While the ceremony was taking place, you could have heard a pin drop such was the reverential silence of the crowd. The Anzac Spirit is found deep at the very core of Australians.

    It refuses to die and continues to really matter.

    Finally, to the idiots who defaced the memorial at Warrandyte in Victoria — Anzac Day does not glorify war, it celebrates courage and gallantry. This was a disgusting act and when caught I hope they get locked away for a long, long time.

    Complete paywalled article from the Oz

  124. Tintarella di Luna

    I wandered over to Tim Blair’s and saw there a photo of what looked like a large white washer woman but realised it was Clementine Ford. Gee if that’s what white privilege looks like, Clementine has tens of kilos of it and she should be ashamed of herself.

  125. This just goes to show how gutless the government is; “conservative” but giving their political rivals a platform through taxpayer funded “work”.

    This is your problem, Dot. You think this can be fought with a politician. Politics is now won on social media. All politicians have their snouts in the trough, and nothing gets priority over it. Indeed, social media is the great white hope against the otherwise unassailable marxist march to oblivion.

  126. Siltstone

    Thanks for posting that wonderful speech Carpe @ 8:48

  127. Harlequin Decline

    Rabz
    #2362297, posted on April 24, 2017 at 12:42 am
    The definitive psychedelic single of the last four decades:

    Rabz,

    Just catching up-that was an excellent recommendation.

  128. Bruce in WA

    I’ve been a store man, a shop assistant, a clerk, a teacher, an education officer, a writer, an editor, senior public servant, business owner/operator, company director, managing editor …

    The job that drained me the most was teaching. Maybe it was just me, but the responsibility for doing the right thing by all those kids, giving them the best opportunity for a future I possibly could, was pretty intense. No, the work per se isn’t hugely difficult; dealing with children is.

    I haven’t been a chalkie since … jeebus, 1981, but I remember it like yesterday. My older daughter is a teacher (senior chemistry), but she can’t imagine dealing with 30+ kids all day every day.

    I give chalkies shit when they whinge — and I am certainly NO leftie, which made me persona non grata — but I reckon they work for their money.

    OK, fire away … I’m enjoying a large Tanqueray 0010 martini, so not an ounce of fuck will be given. 🙂

  129. Rev. Archibald

    Clementine Ford is beautiful.

  130. Carpe Jugulum

    Siltstone
    #2364868, posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks for posting that wonderful speech Carpe @ 8:48

    Many thanks

    It was a wonderful morning, with, i hope, many to follow.

  131. Oh, and were I expected to teach Safe Schools, it would have been very quietly and completely sabotaged in my classroom. 😀

  132. Carpe Jugulum

    Clementine Ford is beautiful.

    And i am a seven foot tall Nordic man named Sven with rippling pecs and mighty thews.

  133. Stimpson J. Cat

    Clementine Ford is beautiful.

    I knew you were the father you dog!

  134. Social media. LOL.

    Dot, maybe you wanna ask Trump about social media. What constitutes freedom in the modern age more than the internet, breaking the stranglehold on information once owned by the MSM?

  135. JC

    Clementine Ford is beautiful.

    Absolutely beautiful. Hollywood starlet looks.

  136. Nurse!! Arky needs help. I think you’re beyond modern medicine. Sad!

  137. testpattern

    ‘Worlds most feminist religion’

    I thought that was Christianity. You know, like the anti balaka christian terrorists in the CAR who burn witches sexually enslave girls and perpetrate the genocide of muslims

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/the-forgotten-conflict-the-world-ignores-genocide-in-the-central-african-republic/204753/

  138. jupes

    Seeing Aboriginal ex-servicemen and women marching under an Aboriginal flag was another sad sight for sore eyes on Tuesday morning

    It shits me no end that Abos have hijacked Anzac Day. Didgereedoos are played before the dawn service, smoking ceremonies are conducted over Aboriginal graves and now they are marching under an Aboriginal flag.

    Aborigines have never been treated differently by the defence or veteran establishment. Go to any Australian war cemetery and there is no hierarchy in the layout of the graves. A general will be buried next to a digger who will be buried next to a sailor who will be buried next to a VC winner. Race has nothing to do with it either.

    Veterans should march under their unit flag but now Aborigines are being singled out by race. Absolutely appalling. How long before Muslims demand their own special touches?

  139. I’m triggered. “Beautiful” and “Clementine Ford” in the same sentence is a crime against humanity. Just horrible.

  140. How long before Muslims demand their own special touches?

    Jupes, the exploitation of aborigines is now for the sole purpose of furthering Islamic causes.

  141. duncanm

    Clementine Ford is beautiful.

    now you’ve gone too far.

  142. Zyconoclast


    Bernard Gaynor

    Would be a useful candidate for Australian Conservatives.
    Unfortunately Qld have gone the full PHON retard.

  143. cohenite

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2364860, posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    China bans Muslim names in Xinjiang.

    Good start.

    Our yassmin personifies islam and how it works: always probing, edging the barriers back, withdrawing momentarily, noting the weak spots, the useful idiots but always attacking the structure and essence of the enemy. Her comments about ANZAC were banal but will have set the tone for next year. Some other outrage will occur, the response will be less and so it goes.

  144. Mark A

    Rev. Archibald
    #2364872, posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Clementine Ford is beautiful.

    OK we got it. No need overdoing it.

  145. I thought that was Christianity. You know, like the anti balaka christian terrorists in the CAR who burn witches sexually enslave girls and perpetrate the genocide of muslims

    Old Salt quotes a marxist fake news site and expects Cats to fall for it. Clearly, age is no protection against poor judgement.

  146. Fisky

    China bans Muslim names in Xinjiang.

    Watch for Muslim countries to mount a vigorous protest about this, even though the world’s largest Muslim country actually banned Chinese names back in the 60s – wonderful “moderate” Indonesia!

  147. testpattern

    ‘Fighting under one flag not two’

    Jeez Richo I thought u could count the numbers. Try three not two. Perhaps richo doesn’t know where the Torres Strait is.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres_Strait_Islander_Flag

  148. Leigh Lowe

    Rev. Archibald
    #2364872, posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    Clementine Ford is beautifuL

    Has your black labrador fetched your white stick yet?

  149. Boambee John

    cohenite at 2148

    And Islam and leftism have much in common with their techniques.

    Old Stalin adage; “Probe with bayonets. If you find steel, withdraw and wait a better time. If you find mush, advance”.

    The other technique common to hoth is Entryism. Take over an exising organisation with resources and a good reputation, then subvert it from within. Example, the RSPCA.

  150. Snoopy

    Oldsalt if you were half as smart as you think you are you would know that some Torres Strait Islanders served under the US flag during WWII.

  151. max

    China bans Muslim names in Xinjiang

    They’ve rolled back a lot of Muslimia there. From memory, I think they banned fasting during Ramadan last year. There were other things as well.

    Really cracked down on them.

  152. Motelier

    Last night I couldn’t resist having a bit of a go at Yassi Magpie for her disgraceful attempt to derail Anzac Day.

    I have been popping in and out all day and catching up with what everyone is saying.

    Personally the public should roast her every time she sticks her head up and says something. Never ever let her forget what she did and always show others the true colour of her heart.

    Last night I decided to have a bit of fun and let her know that the internet is foreva.

    It seems that lots of others have followed on.

    Remember that everytime she says something she and all of her viewers must be reminded of what she said and how quick she was to pull it down.

  153. cohenite

    If you find mush, advance.

    Good word, mush.

  154. Ragu

    The job that drained me the most was teaching.

    Teaching can be drag. My job requires me to teach apprentices, many other cats and kittehs would find themselves in a similar role in what ever profession they are in.

    I don’t think disseminating information is that hard. The hardest part is being able to explain something in ten different ways.

    A particularly painful episode I had last week training an apprentice went like this

    Ragu; I can see where you’re coming from, but, it’s pointless. A waste of time
    Acne billboard; well, if it’s a waste of time I may as well do it anyway.

    Wasted an hour of my life explaining in ten different ways why a simple concept is simple, has stood the test of time and has subsequently been passed down from generation to generation. It wasn’t stressful to stand there talking fact. It was more stressful trying not to choke the xunt

  155. cynical1

    JC
    @yassmin_a Yea Lest we forget the most feminist of all religions..https://tinyurl.com/ohaqsa3 Vid of a woman beheaded in Saudi #auspol

    Superb work.

    No wonder that she is uppity and has a high opinion of herself.

    Bolt pointed her gigs.

    Nearly as many as the Rolling Stones…

  156. cynical1

    JC
    @yassmin_a Yea Lest we forget the most feminist of all religions..https://tinyurl.com/ohaqsa3 Vid of a woman beheaded in Saudi #auspol

    Superb work.

    No wonder that she is uppity and has a high opinion of herself.

    Bolt pointed out her gigs.

    On more boards than Kelly Slater…

  157. Mark A

    testpattern
    #2364892, posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres_Strait_Islander_Flag

    Not making a comment on what it looks like to me as it would be disrespectful but how a design like that could pass muster is beyond me.

  158. cynical1

    Oh dear.

    I thought one had gone into cyberspace…

  159. testpattern

    ‘Islam and leftism’

    Islam is intrinsically right wing and produces right wing polities. Salafis who claim to practice the middle way of wasatiyyah place liberalism on the extreme left and IS on the extreme right. Most readers here are lefties doing a spot of antifa every time u get stuck into islam.

  160. Ragu

    I’ll say it.

    It looks like somebody in a shabby pair of pants bent forward.

  161. Mark A

    Ragu
    #2364907, posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:36 pm
    I’ll say it.
    It looks like somebody in a shabby pair of pants bent forward.

    And passing a very painful …
    Makes you think of whether I have a dirty mind, I don’t, or connections matter most when it comes to judging an artwork.

  162. BrettW

    Yassim on a panel to Judge Women of the Future (up and coming role models and leaders). Note her fellow panel members. Cant boycott the magazine as I dont read it.

    From The Oz dated 20 April 17.

    The Australian Women’s Weekly is asking readers to help uncover the leaders of tomorrow in its Women of the Future awards.

    The awards, which are now in their fifth year and have former Governor-General Quentin Bryce as patron, have a prize pool of more than $100,000.

    The age bracket has been extended to encompass women between 18 and 34, editor in chief Kim Doherty said.

    “This is a way the Australian Women’s Weekly can showcase the up and coming role models and leaders of tomorrow,” Ms Doherty said.

    “Clearly we like to feature women who are being successful and telling their stories is something the Weekly can do.”

    The judging panel of Julie Bishop, Lucy Turnbull, Ita Buttrose, Lisa Wilkinson, Olivia Wirth and Yassmin Abdel-Magied will chose the winner.

    Readers can enter the awards, once again sponsored by Qantas

  163. Ragu

    I thought the star was some kind of censorship as the old fella fell out.

    Better call the bruzz man to find out the down low.

  164. Baldrick

    Islam is intrinsically right wing and produces right wing polities.

    Yeah right testes, which is why Leftard Socialists can’t get enough of them.
    Cockhead.

  165. Andrew

    Islam is intrinsically right wing and produces right wing polities.

    Of course. Most of the free market libertarian states are also Islamic theocracies. KSA is the epitome of getting govt out of the lives of the people.

  166. Andrew

    Yeah right testes, which is why Leftard Socialists can’t get enough of them.
    Cockhead.

    Factcheck: True

  167. classical_hero

    https://youtu.be/qF7qJ1K4VOk

    Bruce of Newcastle, can you have a look and give some pointers about it?

    Cheers.

  168. .

    The Beer Whisperer
    #2364877, posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:34 pm
    Social media. LOL.

    Dot, maybe you wanna ask Trump about social media. What constitutes freedom in the modern age more than the internet, breaking the stranglehold on information once owned by the MSM?

    Trump arguably got railroaded more by social media than by the MSM.

  169. Did anyone else read Mote’s link to Our Yaz’ twitter feed?

    Holy moly, they’re not holding back. Can’t decide which is my favourite, specoial mention must go to the bloke who managed to call her a “fuckwit” without being banned from twitter.
    Likewise an honourable mention for the lady who tweeted her about a dozen little pictures of pigs.

    I haven’t seen such hate since the last time John Howard appeared on Q&A.

    Good stuff!

  170. The judging panel of Julie Bishop, Lucy Turnbull, Ita Buttrose, Lisa Wilkinson, Olivia Wirth and Yassmin Abdel-Magied will chose the winner.

    FMD x 100
    The only one of that bunch I’d even entertain the idea of being judged by would be Ita.
    The rest of them can GFYS.

  171. Fisky

    Islam is intrinsically right wing and produces right wing polities.

    It’s worth noting that Oldsalt/testpattern hates right-wingers but loves Muslims. Maybe if he stopped lying 24/7 he wouldn’t contradict himself all the time!

  172. BrettW

    Sal,
    and remember this is after her Q&A performance and asking Hizub Tabir (spelling ?) for advice. She will feel right at home with Julie and Lucy and can discuss future Government funded travel and Ramadan dinner dates.

  173. Crooked in the news again:

    Hillary Clinton’s Department of State aides threatened a South Asian prime minister’s son with an IRS audit in an attempt to stop a Bangladesh government investigation of a close friend and donor of Clinton’s, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group learned.

  174. C.L.

    Actual paragraph on the front page of The Australian:

    The millennial malaise
    10:55PM FRED PAWLE, CHRIS KOHLER
    They might be more informed than any previous generation, but they face obstacles that to many of them seem dauntingly unfair.

    LOL.

  175. a reader

    cohenite at 8:18PM

    She was on the bolt report a couple of weeks back. It didn’t go well

  176. Tom

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the director of the National Economic Council have just announced details of Trump’s massive tax shakeup. The DNC narrative is now being parroted by the press scum in Washington — Trump wants to cut tax only to enrich himself. First details and video here.

  177. Tom

    Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn.

  178. srr

    Zyconoclast
    #2364885, posted on April 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Bernard Gaynor

    Would be a useful candidate for Australian Conservatives.
    Unfortunately Qld have gone the full PHON retard.

    Yes, except he’s too soldier, to0 married, too blessed by too many children, too Christian, too intelligent, too brave, too loyal, too patriotic, too much of a good man … and it’s too bad too many people would rather bury such a man, than be reminded that they to could live up to his standards.

  179. Tel

    They might be more informed than any previous generation,

    Access to more information for sure, and access to more misinformation.

    Mind you, every generation has been subjected to constant propaganda, only the format has changed.

  180. Tel

    Trump arguably got railroaded more by social media than by the MSM.

    If it hadn’t been for social media we would be saluting either “Jeb!” or else Hillary, but there wouldn’t be any President Trump.

  181. srr

    Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸‏Verified account @JackPosobiec 2h2 hours ago

    /pol/ is now more powerful than the FBI and CIA combined – they are the world’s best intel agency
    ..
    /pol/ is the People’s Deep State
    ..
    Ivan Throne‏ @DarkTriadMan 2h2 hours ago
    Replying to @JackPosobiec

    /pol/ is Bletchley Park.

    Jack Posobiec: 4chan’s /pol/ leads fight to crush Antifa
    Rebel Media

  182. Sydney Boy

    If it hadn’t been for social media we would be saluting either “Jeb!” or else Hillary, but there wouldn’t be any President Trump.

    Are you sure? Social media seems to be inhabited overwhelmingly by the left.

  183. OneWorldGovernment

    Last week I said Immigration Minister Peter Dutton should apologise or prove he was telling the truth when he said a riot on Manus Island was triggered by male boat people taking a local boy into a detention centre. I have now had confidential information that reveals the truth.

    I don’t watch The Bolt Report so does anyone know what the revealed truth is about the riots?

  184. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2364958, posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Last week I said Immigration Minister Peter Dutton should apologise or prove he was telling the truth when he said a riot on Manus Island was triggered by male boat people taking a local boy into a detention centre. I have now had confidential information that reveals the truth.

    I don’t watch The Bolt Report so does anyone know what the revealed truth is about the riots?

    It was hard to work out as Bolt was trying to save face and obfuscated, the bottom line is, P Dutton was basically right and all the critics wrong, but he still blamed him for not being clear or something.

  185. srr

    April 26, 2017
    No Easter “doodle” this year as Google snubs Christians
    GAVIN MCINNES
    REBEL COMMENTATOR

    I’m still new to this whole Christianity thing, but even I know that Easter is a big deal. But Google either doesn’t know this, or doesn’t care.

    Almost every other day, Google posts a “doodle” on its homepage, celebrating the birthday of some liberal writer or inventor no one else has ever heard of.

    But on the holiest day of the year for hundreds of millions of people, Google left its homepage blank.

    What’s behind this, and what should we do about it?

    (LANGUAGE WARNING)

  186. OneWorldGovernment

    Mark A
    #2364960, posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:28 am
    It was hard to work out as Bolt was trying to save face and obfuscated, the bottom line is, P Dutton was basically right and all the critics wrong, but he still blamed him for not being clear or something.

    Thanks Mark A

    Do you know if Dutton made this announcement in Parliament?

    PS. I think the Murdoch boys have stuffed Bolt!

  187. TheSemiMentalBloke

    Her’s the link to the petition to remove the big mouth mussy.

  188. Mark A

    OneWorldGovernment
    #2364962, posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:34 am
    Do you know if Dutton made this announcement in Parliament?

    I didn’t watch but I think it was on Insiders not in parliament
    ————————————
    PS. I think the Murdoch boys have stuffed Bolt!
    factcheck,
    True, but he always was a wishy-washy sort of a character.

  189. It’s worth noting that Oldsalt/testpattern hates right-wingers but loves Muslims. Maybe if he stopped lying 24/7 he wouldn’t contradict himself all the time!

    I think we’re gonna need a bigger rake.

  190. OneWorldGovernment

    Good news for anyone that works for a “green climate” supporting business.

    A trace gas in our atmosphere hit 410ppm for the millionth day on Earth says Grist and this turned the planet in to something different. Who knew 410 was that exciting?
    We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world.

    This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century.

    In pre-industrial times, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere stood at 280 parts per million. And that number has been rising ever since, warming the planet by 1.8 degrees F (1 degree C) along the way.

    It’s Big Number Fear Mongering which works so well on the innumerate. It might be the first time CO2 was this high in 50 million years, but if CO2 is so important, how come temperatures haven’t gone “to a whole new world”?

    Kate Yoder on Grist is calm:

    As fictional carb-thief Aladdin once said: “Unbelievable sights/Indescribable feeling/Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling/Through an endless diamond sky.”

    Frankly, I think Grist missed that in Base 3 this is the incredibly important 120,012 ppm. Spooky eh?

    Surely shareholders can sue the boards and management for their combined failures to stop the increase in CO2!

  191. Are you sure? Social media seems to be inhabited overwhelmingly by the left.

    Conservatives are as usual late to the party, but they no have the ascendancy until google et al ramp up their censorship. We’re now in a social media arms race.

  192. Now, not no. We need an edit on this thing.

  193. feelthebern

    I love it.
    In the US, two Goldman alumni pitching tax cuts.
    Where as in Oz, Goldman alum PM – & alleged conservative – introduced tax hikes.

  194. Planned Parenthood’s Organs-For-Lamborghinis Exec Busted Again Trying To Sell Baby Body Parts:

    The Planned Parenthood executive who in 2015 was caught on tape joking about selling baby organs to get a Lamborghini was once again caught haggling over the price of organs harvested from the bodies of aborted babies.

    In a new video by the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Mary Gatter, president of the Medical Directors Council for the nation’s largest abortion provider, is negotiating the price of organs.
    “I did it in LA,” she said about harvesting organs from aborted babies bodies in exchange for money. “I’m committed to it, I think it’s a great idea.”

    “What kind of volume do you need and what gestational ages?” she brusquely asks before launching into a negotiation.

    “You know, you have to pay a little money to use the space,” she said, implying that the organ harvesters, not Planned Parenthood employees, would be doing all the work.

    When a Center for Medical progress investigator posing as an organ buyer tells Gatter they’re looking to pay $50 per specimen, she responds that the amount offered is simply not enough.

    “Yeah, fifty’s on the low end,” Gatter says. “Fifty (per specimen) was like 12 years ago.”

    How seamlessly we moved from the myth of wire hangers to the actuality of killing and dismembering children for profit. Every Planned Parenthood building is a miniature Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan, where children are sacrificed to their mother’s, and occasionally father’s, interests, and yet, though only a miniature, far more people are killed now than at the Great Pyramid itself.

  195. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce of Newcastle, can you have a look and give some pointers about it?

    CH – I don’t know who that slimy voiceover guy doing the snide comments is, but Patrick Moore is a climate sceptic – much hated by the left due to his recanting of the climate scam.

    The voiceover guy is lying like crazy so far (2 min in). CO2 is colourless and odourless and tasteless. The taste he is getting is from the carbonic acid formed in contact with his wet tongue. Same goes when he smells it.

    Technically he is correct that CO2 is not the source of food for all living things as archaeobacteria can use things like methane and sulfate for their carbon and energy sources. But everything not bacterial has CO2 as its ultimate source. Which is every life form we see. As for saying CO2 cannot be used as a food source – it’s a lie. All that we eat has carbon in it and all the carbon came from CO2. That means CO2 is a food source.

    Now he’s lying about global warming. (4:30 min)
    Almost all of the temperature rise in the last century is due to the Sun and the ocean cycles.

    Now he’s making completely unsupported statements about water. Lies.

    This is all due to us burning fossil fuels.

    A total and unsupported lie.

    He keeps linking CO2 to more heat being (dangerously) absorbed than radiated into space which is an unsupported statement. It was measured directly by satellite and found undangerous (2XCO2 of 0.7 C/doubling).

    Now he’s using the stupid 400,000 hydrogen bombs per year thing. Slimy emotional blackmail and untrue. Easily demonstrated untrue because of the hiatus in temperature the last 20 years or so – which is supported by snow cover data. Snow cover is pretty much unchanged since 1995 on average. The GISS graph he’s using is fiction.

    Now he’s onto the Mars and Venus misdirections. Mars is cold because the absolute pressure is about 6 mB, which is the same as Earth’s atmosphere at 45 km altitude, where the temperature is about -25 C. Venus is hot because of adiabatic heating – 92 times Earth’s surface pressure. At 1 bar pressure high up in the atmosphere the temperature is about 35 C – which is hotter than Earth’s average, but consistent with Venus getting twice as much sunlight due to being closer to the Sun.

    Now he’s onto copper. Look, squirrel!
    You could say the same thing about oxygen, which is toxic in a high enough concentration. Maybe the EPA should regulate it as a pollutant.

    Now he’s onto the California drought “I don’t know if you’ve been keeping up with America recently…” he says. Well as it happens the drought has gone away recently, quite like Flannery’s busted ‘the dams will never fill again’. California’s dams are full and overflowing right now.

    These are just the facts

    Nope they’re lies for effect. I could demolish this guy with science completely. What a stinker he is. As for Patrick Moore’s presentation, it’s simplified yes, maybe over simplified in places, but I could support 99% of it with data whereas I can refute 99% of the slimy guy’s “facts”.

    I wish I didn’t have to listen and watch that piece of crap.

    CH – I can give links for everything. I haven’t done so with this comment because of the smam monster. Let me know what you need and I’ll get the source for you.

  196. srr

    Remember (it was only two days ago, but the ‘forgetting’ was instant and hard core, so try hard), how wanna-be Caliph of The Global Caliphate, Turkey’s Islamic Dictator, Erdogan, chose ANZAC Day to bomb Australia’s Allies fighting ISIS. Allies including Kurds.

    Now today we one of Frank at The Vatican’s archbishop’s saying –

    EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop of Lahore Tells Pakistani Christians: ‘Don’t Live in Fear, and Do Not Fight’

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/25/exclusive-archbishop-lahore-pakistani-christians/

    Yeah, just lay down and die. Don’t want to go offending any of those Muslims out to torture you and yours to death. 👿

    Just keep pretending there is nothing to fight for and even if there is, well, it’s so “un-Christian” … isn’t it?
    Isn’t that what churchians and non-Christians, and Anti-Christians and Muslims keep telling us; that, ‘Fighting is bad, Mkay‘, unless you’re a Muslim, then it’s better than good, it’s your sacred duty, and world leaders, East and West, will give you a new home, when you’ve had enough of destroying Christian’s homes, in the most ancient of Christian communities, and the Christians within them …

    See what ISIS did to this Christian Bible
    Rebel Media
    Feb 28, 2017

    I am now in possession of a Christian bible written in the ancient language of Aramaic — that’s what Jesus spoke.

    It’s written from right to left, like Hebrew is; looks a bit like Arabic. But it’s not. It’s the language of the Biblical Holy Land.

    This Bible is from one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, in the region of Nineveh, which is in what today is called Northern Iraq. If you know your Bible, Nineveh is a city that Jonah visited.

    Near the ruins of Nineveh is a city of 6,000 people called Batnaya. They’re Christian. They’re an ethnicity called Chaldean. Ancient Christians.

    There’s a big church in Batnaya. Beautiful, gorgeous, ancient in design, but modern in construction.

    But in the fall of 2014, the Islamic State invaded Batnaya and murdered many of the Christians living there. Their preferred method is slitting throats, like Mohammed did in the Koran. They kill them; they take girls for rape slaves.

    So the 6,000 Christians in Batnaya fled — all of them. They fled to Kurdistan, where they live in refugee camps. Some of whom have tried to come to Canada — but Justin Trudeau prefers Muslim immigrants, not Christians.

    Which brings me to this Bible. It’s desecrated. It’s ripped. An Islamic state terrorist went into the church, that beautiful church, and took this Bible, and tried to rip it to shreds — but that’s very difficult, it’s like ripping a phone book. So he shot it with a gun, aiming in the centre of the cross. A symbolic target — to desecrate the symbol of Christianity; a symbolic murder of Christ himself, perhaps.

    For two years, Batnaya was occupied by the Islamic state, until it was recently liberated by Kurdish and Iraqi forces. A friend of mine went to the church and recovered this Bible and shared it with me.

    The church was torched. It was defiled in every possible way. They toppled the cross on the roof. I’m sure they did every humiliating thing they could — they torched it; I’m rather surprised they didn’t dynamite it too.

    That is the Islamic State.

    That is precisely the region where Canada had CF-18 jets, to fight against the Islamic State, until Trudeau withdrew those jets and abandoned the Christian refugees. He prefers unvetted Muslim migrants.

    I’ve been thinking about this Bible all day since I saw it. The Aramaic words in it; the bullet; the church; the town; Trudeau abandoning Christian refugees; the world ignoring them. I’m putting together a plan. I’m still working on it; I want to be careful and thoughtful; I’m not ready to roll it out yet — but I will probably in a couple of weeks when I do some more inquiries.

    If you want to be the first to know about my plan, please sign up below.
    VISIT http://SaveTheChristians.com

  197. srr

    Remember (it was only two days ago, but the ‘forgetting’ was instant and hard core, so try hard), how wanna-be Caliph of The Global Caliphate, Turkey’s Islamic Dictator, Erdogan, chose ANZAC Day to bomb Australia’s Allies fighting ISIS. Allies including Kurds.

    Now today we one of Frank at The Vatican’s archbishop’s saying –

    EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop of Lahore Tells Pakistani Christians: ‘Don’t Live in Fear, and Do Not Fight’

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/25/exclusive-archbishop-lahore-pakistani-christians/

    Yeah, just lay down and die. Don’t want to go offending any of those Muslims out to torture you and yours to death. 👿

    Just keep pretending there is nothing to fight for and even if there is, well, it’s so “un-Christian” … isn’t it?
    Isn’t that what churchians and non-Christians, and Anti-Christians and Muslims keep telling us; that, ‘Fighting is bad, Mkay‘, unless you’re a Muslim, then it’s better than good, it’s your sacred duty, and world leaders, East and West, will give you a new home, when you’ve had enough of destroying Christian’s homes, in the most ancient of Christian communities, and the Christians within them …

    [part two to come]

  198. srr

    See what ISIS did to this Christian Bible
    Rebel Media
    Feb 28, 2017

    I am now in possession of a Christian bible written in the ancient language of Aramaic — that’s what Jesus spoke.

    It’s written from right to left, like Hebrew is; looks a bit like Arabic. But it’s not. It’s the language of the Biblical Holy Land.

    This Bible is from one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, in the region of Nineveh, which is in what today is called Northern Iraq. If you know your Bible, Nineveh is a city that Jonah visited.

    Near the ruins of Nineveh is a city of 6,000 people called Batnaya. They’re Christian. They’re an ethnicity called Chaldean. Ancient Christians.

    There’s a big church in Batnaya. Beautiful, gorgeous, ancient in design, but modern in construction.

    But in the fall of 2014, the Islamic State invaded Batnaya and murdered many of the Christians living there. Their preferred method is slitting throats, like Mohammed did in the Koran. They kill them; they take girls for rape slaves.

    So the 6,000 Christians in Batnaya fled — all of them. They fled to Kurdistan, where they live in refugee camps. Some of whom have tried to come to Canada — but Justin Trudeau prefers Muslim immigrants, not Christians.

    Which brings me to this Bible. It’s desecrated. It’s ripped. An Islamic state terrorist went into the church, that beautiful church, and took this Bible, and tried to rip it to shreds — but that’s very difficult, it’s like ripping a phone book. So he shot it with a gun, aiming in the centre of the cross. A symbolic target — to desecrate the symbol of Christianity; a symbolic murder of Christ himself, perhaps.

    For two years, Batnaya was occupied by the Islamic state, until it was recently liberated by Kurdish and Iraqi forces. A friend of mine went to the church and recovered this Bible and shared it with me.

    The church was torched. It was defiled in every possible way. They toppled the cross on the roof. I’m sure they did every humiliating thing they could — they torched it; I’m rather surprised they didn’t dynamite it too.

    That is the Islamic State.

    That is precisely the region where Canada had CF-18 jets, to fight against the Islamic State, until Trudeau withdrew those jets and abandoned the Christian refugees. He prefers unvetted Muslim migrants.

    I’ve been thinking about this Bible all day since I saw it. The Aramaic words in it; the bullet; the church; the town; Trudeau abandoning Christian refugees; the world ignoring them. I’m putting together a plan. I’m still working on it; I want to be careful and thoughtful; I’m not ready to roll it out yet — but I will probably in a couple of weeks when I do some more inquiries.

    If you want to be the first to know about my plan, please sign up below.
    VISIT http://SaveTheChristians.com

  199. Baldrick

    Last week I said Immigration Minister Peter Dutton should apologise or prove he was telling the truth when he said a riot on Manus Island was triggered by male boat people taking a local boy into a detention centre. I have now had confidential information that reveals the truth. – Bolt

    Bolt was back-tracking big time, yet like Dutton, who he lambasted for not revealing his sources, did exactly the same.
    Oh the ironing!

  200. srr

    … mmm … seems some words are still too not perfectly Muslim or Anti-Christian or Anti-J E W … lets see what I can find and change –

    Remember (it was only two days ago, but the ‘forgetting’ was instant and hard core, so try hard), how wanna-be Caliph of The Global Caliphate, Turkey’s Islamic Dictator, Erdogan, chose ANZAC Day to bomb Australia’s Allies fighting ISIS. Allies including Kurds.

    Now today we one of Frank at The Vatican’s archbishop’s saying –

    EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop of Lahore Tells Pakistani Christians: ‘Don’t Live in Fear, and Do Not Fight’

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/25/exclusive-archbishop-lahore-pakistani-christians/

    Yeah, just lay down and die. Don’t want to go offending any of those Muslims out to torture you and yours to death. 👿

    Just keep pretending there is nothing to fight for and even if there is, well, it’s so “un-Christian” … isn’t it?
    Isn’t that what churchians and non-Christians, and Anti-Christians and Muslims keep telling us; that, ‘Fighting is bad, Mkay‘, unless you’re a Muslim, then it’s better than good, it’s your sacred duty, and world leaders, East and West, will give you a new home, when you’ve had enough of destroying Christian’s homes, in the most ancient of Christian communities, and the Christians within them …

    See what ISIS did to this Christian Bible
    Rebel Media
    Feb 28, 2017

    I am now in possession of a Christian bible written in the ancient language of Aramaic — that’s what Jesus spoke.

    It’s written from right to left, like He brew is; looks a bit like Arabic. But it’s not. It’s the language of the Biblical Holy Land.

    This Bible is from one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, in the region of Nineveh, which is in what today is called Northern Iraq. If you know your Bible, Nineveh is a city that Jonah visited.

    Near the ruins of Nineveh is a city of 6,000 people called Batnaya. They’re Christian. They’re an ethnicity called Chaldean. Ancient Christians.

    There’s a big church in Batnaya. Beautiful, gorgeous, ancient in design, but modern in construction.

    But in the fall of 2014, the Islamic State invaded Batnaya and murdered many of the Christians living there. Their preferred method is slitting throats, like Mohammed did in the Koran. They kill them; they take girls for rape slaves.

    So the 6,000 Christians in Batnaya fled — all of them. They fled to Kurdistan, where they live in refugee camps. Some of whom have tried to come to Canada — but Justin Trudeau prefers Muslim immigrants, not Christians.

    Which brings me to this Bible. It’s desecrated. It’s ripped. An Islamic state terrorist went into the church, that beautiful church, and took this Bible, and tried to rip it to shreds — but that’s very difficult, it’s like ripping a phone book. So he shot it with a gun, aiming in the centre of the cross. A symbolic target — to desecrate the symbol of Christianity; a symbolic murder of Christ himself, perhaps.

    For two years, Batnaya was occupied by the Islamic state, until it was recently liberated by Kurdish and Iraqi forces. A friend of mine went to the church and recovered this Bible and shared it with me.

    The church was torched. It was defiled in every possible way. They toppled the cross on the roof. I’m sure they did every humiliating thing they could — they torched it; I’m rather surprised they didn’t dynamite it too.

    That is the Islamic State.

    That is precisely the region where Canada had CF-18 jets, to fight against the Islamic State, until Trudeau withdrew those jets and abandoned the Christian refugees. He prefers unvetted Muslim migrants.

    I’ve been thinking about this Bible all day since I saw it. The Aramaic words in it; the bullet; the church; the town; Trudeau abandoning Christian refugees; the world ignoring them. I’m putting together a plan. I’m still working on it; I want to be careful and thoughtful; I’m not ready to roll it out yet — but I will probably in a couple of weeks when I do some more inquiries.

    If you want to be the first to know about my plan, please sign up below.
    VISIT http://SaveTheChristians.com

  201. Diogenes

    How long before Muslims demand their own special touches?

    The Turks have been allowed to march in the parades since 2006, does this count ? – Actually I think this marks the start of my loss of interest in the day itself and the starting gun to the hijacking by the virtue signallers.

  202. Baldrick

    The Planned Parenthood executive who in 2015 was caught on tape joking about selling baby organs to get a Lamborghini was once again caught haggling over the price of organs harvested from the bodies of aborted babies.

    Absolutely disgusting Dover.

    Leftards are evil
    Pure.Fucking.Evil

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here we go: breakfast time!
    Photo is from about 10 minutes ago.
    Mum and four kids – first time I’ve ever caught them in one shot.

  204. cohenite

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #2364981, posted on April 27, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Bruce of Newcastle, can you have a look and give some pointers about it?

    All true Bruce. Who is the alarmist. I collect records of these turds.

  205. A Lurker

    It’s that old ‘cultural differences‘ get-out-of-jail card being played again.

  206. john constantine

    Their left have won the power to place interchangeable yassmyns into 50% of available government board positions.

    Terrifyingly, their left is about at the stage where interchangeable yassmyns not only occupy the human resources departments of big business, but 50% mininum of all big business board seats will shortly be occupied by interchangeable yassmyns.

    Australia, the private business sector is about to become a not-for-profit social engineering project, run by yassmyns for the Glory of Leftism.

  207. calli

    Thanks, Dover. Starting at the bottom of the list and working my way up.

    I like this from the Chair of St Peter article:

    Note the word immigrationism. It does not refer to immigration per se. Rather, it indicates an ideology which discounts living realities in favor of a utopian chimera of universal benevolence and the ultimate reconciliation of disparate cultures.

    It ties in with srr’s 7:23 post. A chimera it is – nothing “universal” about it.

  208. Baldrick

    Batty Rosie is too scared to call out the violence in Aboriginal communities for fear of offending a cultural sensitivities, but not so much in PNG :

    Rosie Batty talks domestic violence in PNG
    Rosie Batty has fired up domestic violence survivors in Papua New Guinea to morph from victims to victors.
    Although official data is nonexistent, it’s believed PNG has some of the highest rates of domestic violence rates in the world. Human Rights Watch estimates 70 per cent of PNG women are raped during their lifetime.
    Ms Batty cried as a group of mothers tearfully spoke of their harrowing abuse.

  209. srr

    President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Interior Dept. to Review of 20 Years of Federal Land Grabs…
    Posted on April 26, 2017 by sundance

    Earlier today President Trump signed an executive order* directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to consult with local governments and tribes in order to review national monuments created by the Antiquities Act since January 1, 1996 – that are greater than 100,000 acres in footprint – and report back to the President on suggested legislative or executive action, if applicable, within 120 days.

    The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the president to declare federal lands of historic or scientific value to be national monuments by designating the “smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected.”

    Since the 1900s, when the Act was first used, the average size of national monuments exploded from an average of 422 acres per monument. Now it’s not uncommon for a monument to be more than a million acres.

    The designations of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996 and the Bears Ears National Monument in 2016 are considered the book-ends of modern Antiquities Act overreach. Each monument is more than 1.3 million acres.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZSGl0w3SDM

    *Continue reading →

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/04/26/president-trump-signs-executive-order-directing-interior-dept-to-review-of-20-years-of-federal-land-grabs/

  210. OneWorldGovernment

    A Lurker
    #2364999, posted on April 27, 2017 at 7:34 am

    It’s that old ‘cultural differences‘ get-out-of-jail card being played again.

    LAW, What is it good for?

    The left’s blackmail comes down to procedural thuggery backed by the feigned moral authority of the media. And the question, as always comes down to whether we are a nation of laws or a nation of leftists.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/266513/judicial-dictatorship-daniel-greenfield

  211. cohenite

    All true Bruce. Who is the alarmist. I collect records of these turds.

    No matter, got it. The fuckwit states:

    If carbon emissions continue on their current trajectory, new findings show that by mid-century, the atmosphere could reach a state unseen in 50 million years. Back then, temperatures were up to 18°F (10°C) warmer, ice was almost nowhere to be seen and oceans were dramatically higher than they are now.

    CO2 levels:

    CONCLUSIONS
    Ice core data provide a low-frequency estimate of atmospheric CO2 variations of the glacial/interglacial cycles of the Pleistocene. However, the ice cores seriously underestimate the variability of interglacial CO2 levels.
    GEOCARB shows that ice cores underestimate the long-term average Pleistocene CO2 level by 36ppmv.
    Modern satellite data show that atmospheric CO2 levels in Antarctica are 20 to 30ppmv less than lower latitudes.
    Plant stomata data show that ice cores do not resolve past decadal and century scale CO2 variations that were of comparable amplitude and frequency to the rise since 1860.
    Thus it is concluded that:
    CO2 levels from the Early Holocene through pre-industrial times were highly variable and not stable as the Antarctic ice cores suggest.
    The carbon and climate cycles are coupled in a consistent manner from the Early Holocene to the present day.
    The carbon cycle lags behind the climate cycle and thus does not drive the climate cycle.
    The lag time is consistent with the hypothesis of a temperature-driven carbon cycle.
    The anthropogenic contribution to the carbon cycle since 1860 is minimal and inconsequential.

    Temperatures. Post dinosaurs the highest temperatures were 50 million years ago during the PETM and then fortuitously the Eocene Optimum when life on this planet has never been more abundant. And during these 2 periods temperature rose before CO2 and CO2 was dropping as temperature remained high.

    The Antarctic only became covered with ice 34 million years ago and todays sea levels are higher.

    Scotese and Berner are the experts on past CO2 and temperatures

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    Rosie Batty has fired up domestic violence survivors in Papua New Guinea to morph from victims to victors.

    Mighty Morphin Girl Power Rangers.
    Yay.

  213. feelthebern

    Someone tell Latham what Batty is up to.

  214. Baldrick

    The next big hipster, douchnozzle, millennial fad:
    Fake muddy jeans – $597.95
    Why not accessorise with a matching fake muddy jacket -$597.95

  215. Philippa Martyr

    Urgh but I identify as first

  216. Baldrick

    Someone tell Latham what Batty is up to.

    Done.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    Who is the alarmist.

    Cohenite – I think I’ve seen his face before but I don’t know his name. Classical Hero might know.

    I haven’t seen so much intentional misdirection in one video before. Utterly evil.

  218. feelthebern

    Breaking news:
    Because beef prices are so high, Turnbull has just announced new changes to the export rules.
    Of all beef being exported, 10% is being re-directed into the domestic market.
    A commissar will determine what price the beef producers will receive.

  219. LAW, What is it good for?

    A law is only as good as its application.

  220. srr

    I don’t think that “immigrationism” thing is very water tight anymore … actually seems to be sinking …

    Tommy Robinson‏Verified account @TRobinsonNewEra 1h1 hour ago

    French election: Boos for Macron after Le Pen upstages him

    Emmanuel Macron was given a rough ride at a factory in his hometown, where Marine Le Pen had paid a visit just hours earlier.

    [Macron] … had been meeting with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in Amiens, where jobs are at risk because the production of tumble dryers is going to be moved to Poland.

    But during the closed-doors talks, he was upstaged by his far-right rival Marine Le Pen, who made an unannounced visit to the picket line – taking selfies with blue-collar employees and declaring herself as the candidate of France’s workers.

    When Mr Macron paid a visit to the same picket line a few hours later, the crowds booed and whistled – with some shouting “President Marine!” in the background.

    Although Amiens is Mr Macron’s hometown, Ms Le Pen got more votes than him there during the first round.

    Mr Macron insisted that re-establishing French borders was “a promise made of lies” which would do more harm than good.

    The contrasting images of Ms Le Pen smiling with workers while Mr Macron engaged in heated exchanges with them could prove damaging to his presidential campaign.

    The leader of En Marche!, which translates as On The Move, has already faced criticism for what some regarded as a triumphalist speech after he won the first round of voting in the presidential election on Sunday.

    Jean-Christophe Cambadelis, who leads the Socialist Party, told French radio: “He was smug. He wrongly thought that it was a done deal.”

    http://news.sky.com/story/french-election-boos-for-macron-after-le-pen-upstages-him-10852002?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter
    _____________________

    Sounds like JC’s beloved Uncle George Soros is getting Macron to ‘Do A Hillary’, just to save his pride and prove it would have worked if it wasn’t for …. what excuse for Trump trouncing Hillary have they settled on, for today? Are we back to, “Russians!“, again yet?

  221. calli

    More Hysterics on Campus

    These people are completely cracked. Read on to page two to discover a remarkable “mourning ritual”.

  222. Notafan

    The Archbishop of Lahor’s speech was excellent and sound advice to his flock.

    Trust srr to spin it so he could try to undermine the Church.

    Christians in Pakistan are a teeny tiny minority, by their love they gain converts.

    By fighting they would be annihilated.

    Unlike the warmonger Archbishop Shaw has skin in the game.

  223. stackja

    Rita Panahi: Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s selective ABC is plain offensive
    Rita Panahi, Herald Sun
    April 26, 2017 6:00pm
    Subscriber only

    ABC host and DFAT darling Yassmin Abdel-Magied has again said something spectacularly stupid.
    Personally, I am not a fan of sacking people for saying or posting things that are dumb, provocative or just plain offensive.

    That is a tactic used by the Left to silence dissenting voices; the rest of us should be better than that.
    Just imagine if the Left were held to the same standard that they demand from everybody else?
    There’d be a spate of media roles opening up.

    Rita Panahi is a Herald Sun columnist [email protected]

  224. cohenite

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #2365030, posted on April 27, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Who is the alarmist.

    Cohenite – I think I’ve seen his face before but I don’t know his name. Classical Hero might know.

    I haven’t seen so much intentional misdirection in one video before. Utterly evil.

    There’s a video? I thought it was the guy Jo linked to.

  225. C.L.

    Federal anti-terrorism unit upset because they are short of …. psychologists.

    A flagship Federal Government counter-terrorism program did not have a car or enough psychologists, and police feared extremists would slip through because of limited funding from states and territories.

    The Australian Federal Police Diversion Team is tasked with intercepting homegrown extremists and turning them away from terrorism.

    Why are they not simply tasked with prosecuting them and throwing them in jail?

  226. calli

    Fake muddy jeans – $597.95

    Chuckle. Now they need a cologne to dab behind the ears.

    “Anaerobic Soil” or “Port-a-Loo” come to mind.

    My youngest has always been ahead of the trend. She got me to patch her jeans “boro style” years ago. Her brother just settled for genuine, cheap mud.

  227. Stimpson J. Cat

    Personally, I am not a fan of sacking people for saying or posting things that are dumb, provocative or just plain offensive.

    I normally agree but she is being paid with my money Rita.
    Mine.
    And ABC is my precious.
    Nasty ethnic orkses in a funny hat has to go!
    Gollum!

  228. Hydra

    I got a LinkedIn message from a very excitable finance recruiter in the renewable energy sector.

    I am working for a major Renewable Energy Developer who are currently expanding in Asia & Australia. They are looking for a Finance Manager (based in Melbourne) to manage the financial and accounting affairs of the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates… be able to prepare financial forecasts & business plan, manage the management and financial reporting for all their special purpose investment vehicles. Furthermore, you will be part of a major growing company with career trajectory.

    He described himself as a specialist recruiter in renewable energy. I must have popped up because I have “Energy” listed as an area of interest on my profile.

    I wrote back:

    “My profile says I am interested in ‘energy’. Not thieves.” And left it at that.

  229. Notafan

    Nothing new in the story about the desecration of the bible other than to say the story is about four or five years too late.

    The US, including nearly all of the media turned a blind eye to the genocide of Christians by islamic state’s predecessors, even though El Nusra had el sham as a muslim only zone up in neon lights.

    Now it’s a dog whistle to US evangelicals because bible.

    Because actually those are Catholic Christians and that was a Catholic bible and they’ve been begging for help since before this war started.

    Aid to the Church in Need was there but the west, including Bush Obama made a precarious situation even worse.

    And even now keyboard warriors demand that these poor people ‘fight’.


    Like in 2008 when the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul was kidnapped and killed.

  230. Tom

    Mr Macron insisted that re-establishing French borders was “a promise made of lies” which would do more harm than good.

    There’s a yuuuge difference between being a (gifted) political amateur like TrumpHitler and politically clueless like this Macron clown. He’s showing yuuuge aptitude for losing what the MSM is portraying as the unloseable election. No wonder he was booed.

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