Wednesday Forum: May 17, 2017

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  1. Mc

    Just worked out the torrens straight island flag is not the united plumbers union flag.

  2. Mc

    That should be Torres Strait Island

  3. Carpe Jugulum

    Top ten – cool 😎

  4. Baldrick

    7th Battalion A.I.F

    Ball, George (1892–1916)
    Posted to the 7th Battalion, Ball first saw action on 25 April 1915 at Gaba Tepe where he was wounded during the landing; he rejoined his battalion on 26 May and in its next major engagement, the battle for Lone Pine, won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for ‘conspicuous gallantry’. On 6 August, after all the officers and non-commissioned officers in his party had been killed or wounded, he ‘took command … in an isolated post, and held the enemy in check until reorganization had been effected’.
    Following a period of outpost duty in the Canal Zone the 7th Battalion sailed for France on 26 March 1916. On 3 May they went into a relatively quiet sector of the line near Fleurbaix and then moved to Ploegsteert. In July and August the battalion took part in the battles for Pozières, suffering heavy casualties. The Ypres sector, their next post, was calm by comparison, and on the night of 30 September they raided enemy trenches near Hollebeke. Ball, a temporary sergeant since February, led one section of the raiding party along the German defences, ‘himself killing five or six of the enemy and displaying great courage and initiative’. For his role in this and similar encounters he was awarded a Bar to his D.C.M. Five weeks later, on 5 November, he was killed by a shell near Gueudecourt on the Somme battlefield.

  5. srr

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 7h7 hours ago

    Very telling that the #SethRich story gained traction as soon as Comey was fired.

    Comey has been covering for the Clintons since 1996.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864473769770983424
    ..
    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 6h6 hours ago

    WaPo put out the fake Trump story 1 hour after the #SethRich story broke to distract from it.

    Podesta works for WaPo.

    100% collusion.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864497942450888705

  6. srr

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 6h6 hours ago

    Reddit Politics is completely suppressing the #SethRich story – their homepage looks like a supermarket newsstand.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864487840301940736
    _______________________

    Can you imagine if all the blogs around the world were more, “/pol/“, and less, “Reddit” … O.K. AFTER all the blood is cleaned up … except for a few stains, to remind us why doing justice is better than doing soul destroying, bullshitting propaganda against everyone not buying the filthy UN lies.

  7. classical_hero

    They say Barry Manilow is gay, next they’ll say Liberace was also gay. What next, Peter Allen?

  8. srr

    … from the old thread, to tie in that last post –

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 3h3 hours ago

    /pol/ was warned on April 25 that something big would happen on this exact date.

    Whoever posted this knew info about #SethRich was coming.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864535125350023169
    ..
    #SethRich was alive/awake when cops found him, died at hospital. Cops wore body cameras.
    What did he say to cops/what did body cams capture?

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864518080021630976
    ..
    Officer Robinson responded to #SethRich shooting.

    Robinson went to Georgetown U when Podesta taught there.

    Robinson’s sister worked for HRC.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864547935652126722
    _______________________

    Do you think the UN/Clinton/Podesta propagandists get bonuses for bury the Seth Rich story, or ‘penalties‘ for failing to?

  9. calli

    I’ve heard rumours abbout Freddy Mercury.

  10. srr

    Report: 44,000+ Emails and Attachments Sent To Wikileaks by
    DNC Staffer Seth Rich…

    Posted on May 16, 2017 by sundance

    The family of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich is denying* Rich was in communication with WikiLeaks. However, according to a Fox report* based on a federal investigator:

    “44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.” (link)*

    https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/seth-rich-4.jpg

    If that report* is accurate, and it’s too specific of a report to be considered a disingenuous assertion not founded in fact, two large issues immediately surface:

    #1) The vast Russian conspiracy narrative about hackers being the source of the DNC leaks evaporates. Which could explain why the DNC refused to allow the FBI to review the servers etc.
    #2) More alarmingly – With all of the expended investigative resources used by the FBI counterintelligence investigation, former FBI Director James Comey had to have known Seth Rich was the source of the DNC leaks.

    That brings up even more questions about Director James Comey and his political motivations in creating an investigatory narrative that was entirely different from the facts known within the FBI.

    * Links and more –
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/05/16/report-44000-emails-and-attachments-sent-to-wikileaks-by-dnc-staffer-seth-rich/
    ____________

    Sentient says:
    May 16, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    The family of Antonin Scalia also denied that there was anything odd about their dad’s demise and the much-expedited autopsy. When there’s “wet work”, it seems that the family is given an offer they can’t refuse.
    _____________

    This is also ‘a thing‘ here, like when mass shootings that ‘justify‘ the Govt disarming the people, and murders and terror have ‘nothing to do with Islam‘, and the surviving family back the govt story and then go into aggressive silence.

  11. Sparkx

    Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has suggested the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in 2010 could have been avoided if executives from the companies responsible had been drawn from more diverse backgrounds…………
    Addressing hundreds of delegates at a conference in Perth yesterday, the 26-year-old former mechanical engineer cited the Gulf of Mexico spill to urge more gender and cultural diversity among directors and senior management of male-dominated oil and gas companies.

    The Stupid is strong with this one.

  12. srr

    srr
    #2381787, posted on May 17, 2017 at 6:49 am

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 6h6 hours ago

    Reddit Politics is completely suppressing the #SethRich story – their homepage looks like a supermarket newsstand.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864487840301940736
    _______________________

    Can you imagine if all the blogs around the world were more, “/pol/“, and less, “Reddit” … O.K. AFTER all the blood is cleaned up … except for a few stains, to remind us why doing justice is better than doing soul destroying, bullshitting propaganda against everyone not buying the filthy UN lies.

    psst … you don’t have to try so hard 🙄 –

    classical_hero
    #2381788, posted on May 17, 2017 at 6:55 am

    They say Barry Manilow is gay, next they’ll say Liberace was also gay. What next, Peter Allen?
    __

    calli
    #2381793, posted on May 17, 2017 at 7:10 am

    I’ve heard rumours abbout Freddy Mercury.

    Who’s paying which pipers to repeat the same old derges and sirens songs, is already bleeding obvious.
    😉

  13. Top Ender

    Those people in Sydney know how to enjoy themselves:

    Maserati driver has a day on the beach

    NSW: The driver of a luxury car came up with an inventive solution to the limited parking in Sydney’s eastern suburbs yesterday morning by driving on to the sand. Beachgoers at Camp Cove in Watsons Bay were taken aback when the Maserati was driven on to the sand before becoming stuck. The driver reportedly jumped out of the car and relaxed in the sun until police arrived. Dressed in floral boardshorts, sunglasses and a cap with a Maserati logo, he smoked cigarettes, listened to Bob Marley from the car’s speakers and practised his golf swing.

    Then again, maybe not.

    Police arrived about 10am and the car was towed from the beach. The driver, 51, was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital.

    Apparently the east coast is going to get three days of rain. This is what happens when you offend the gods of nature by driving a Maserati on the beach.

  14. calli

    Spit it out srr. What exactly are you accusing me of?

  15. stackja

    Eight arrested in Sydney drug raids
    Australian Associated Press
    23 minutes ago
    Eight people have been arrested and drugs with a street value of $1 million have seized during drug raids across Sydney.

    Officers from Strike Force Teribah, Tactical Operations and the dog unit searched homes in Smithfield, Mount Pritchard, Newtown and a unit in Lane Cove West on Tuesday afternoon.

    They seized 3kg of methamphetamine (MDMA) powder and 280g of cocaine with a combined potential street value of about $1 million, as well as drug paraphernalia and $6500 cash.

    Two men, aged 20 and 24, and a 19-year-old woman were arrested at a home in Hinchinbrook and a 20-year-old man was arrested at a cafe in Bonnyrigg.

    A 21-year-old man was arrested at Sydney Domestic Airport, a 24-year-old man and a 32-year-old man were arrested in Newtown and a 19-year-old man was arrested at a unit in Lane Cove West.

    They were charged with various drug related offences and seven are due to appear in court on Wednesday.

    Strike Force Teribah investigations are continuing.

    Usual suspects?

  16. stackja

    Smoking linked to skin cancer: Qld study
    David Sigston, Australian Associated Press
    19 minutes ago
    Smokers are significantly more likely to develop skin cancer, a Queensland study has found.

    Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute spent three years monitoring the development of skin cancers in almost 19,000 Caucasian Queenslanders, ten per cent of whom were smokers, 35 per cent former smokers and 55 per cent who had never smoked.

    “We found that current smokers were at significantly higher risk of SCC (squamous cell carcinoma) than former smokers or people who had never smoked,” Professor David Whiteman said.

  17. Sparkx

    no, it is the seventeenth.

  18. calli

    Come on, srr. Don’t be shy. Describe my crime in plain English.

    Otherwise I might suspect you are trolling me for the hell of it.

  19. srr

    🙄 … it really is getting old; all this fishing for those too stupid to read the bleeding obvious –

    … according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.

    “I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.

    We get there from the big red headline at DRUDGE –

    COMEY REVENGE COMMENCES

    Meanwhile, we don’t see the name, Seth Rich anywhere in the DRUDGE headlines, but down a little, buried in the middle column, we see these three headlines, the centre of the block of 3 in red –

    DEAD DNC STAFFER ‘HAD CONTACT’ WITH WIKILEAKS…

    ‘Sent 44,053 Internal Emails’…

    Police told to ‘stand down’…

  20. Whatever you do, DON’T read this article in The Oz.
    You will be apoplectic.
    Syria: Father vows to avenge ‘gay’ teen son killed by ISIS.
    A precious life, that of a shy 14 year old boy, is brutally snuffed out by Islamic adherents.
    Because they thought he was gay.
    Stabbed, then thrown from a roof, then throat cut when gravity didn’t do its job.
    Barbarians, the lot of them.
    That includes those in Australia who don’t speak up against these backward Koranic practices.

  21. min

    Re George Pell I find it amazing that someone with those alleged predilections, after so much publicity has had so few accusations.
    I have had clients who were sexually abused , and charged their abusers years later , had to remember exact places where it happened what they were wearing, Abusers were family members and were convicted. However it would appear from the printed accusations that Pell’s accusers cannot get even the places , times etc right .

  22. Snoopy

    Trump! FFS stop poncing around with the Russians and pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. I want some REAL lefty head splodey action. Thanks, Snoopy.

  23. struth

    “Studies” are generally nonsense performed by those who are not actually scientists, doing nothing scientific , while taxpayers are forced to fund them for their politically motivated and self serving results.

  24. Top Ender, you forgot the /sarc tag when denying Peter Allen’s homosexuality.

    From Mark Steyn:
    Liza caught Peter Allen, her new husband, in bed with his boyfriend on their wedding night. Peter had been recommended to Judy by her fourth husband, Mark Herron. And Judy in turn pressed him on Liza. And Herron and Allen carried on a sexual relationship during their respective marriages to Judy and Liza. One is all for being broad-minded and tolerant about these things and Peter Allen was certainly a good-looking lad in those days, but, how heartless does a guy have to be to screw his stepdaughter’s husband?

  25. Libby Zee

    What exactly are you accusing me of?

    Dirty pool?

  26. Have any investigative journalists penned stories linking Seth Rich’s violent death to his leaks of DNC emails to Wikileaks?

  27. srr

    Fox News: Seth Rich ‘Leaked Thousands of Internal Emails’… FBI Has Correspondence

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/16/seth-rich-wikileaks-emails-fbi/

    Establishment Media Either Ignores or Mocks Story

    Left-wing media outlets including the New York Times and CNN have so far failed to cover a FOX News report revealing that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks.

    On Tuesday morning, FOX News reported that Rich, who was murdered in Washington D.C. last July, sent 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments to deceased investigative reporter Gavin MacFayden, a man with close links to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

    “My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” an investigative source told FOX. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”

    On July 22 last year, the WikiLeaks published emails implicating the DNC in attempting to derail Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

    If proven, the report has the potential to be one of the biggest cover-ups in American political history, dispelling the widespread claim that the Russians were behind hacks on the DNC.

    However, there has been silence from nearly all the establishment media outlets, including the New York Times, ABC, CNN and the BBC, who have refused to cover the story.

    Instead, the outlets have been focusing on an unproven claim made by the Washington Post that Donald Trump had shared some “highly classified information” with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S., despite it being legal to do so.

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump

    As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining….
    9:03 PM – 16 May 2017
    15,229 15,229 Retweets 52,842 52,842 likes

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump

    …to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.
    9:13 PM – 16 May 2017
    13,820 13,820 Retweets 52,953 52,953 likes

    Meanwhile, the Washington Post published an article mocking conservatives for focusing on the FOX News report rather than their own story.

    Some of the few outlets to report on the story include the Washington Times, Mediaite and the Washington Examiner.
    ____________________

    So, “Russia” is Code for, Humanitarian, Anti-ISIS, Anti-Terrorism = Anti-UN devils.

  28. Anthony

    min
    #2381824, posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:00 am
    Re George Pell I find it amazing that someone with those alleged predilections, after so much publicity has had so few accusations.

    … And no accusations from ‘normal’ people, ie, living to start with, and psychologically balanced, non-druggies. The paucity of ‘evidence’ is such that a charge against Pell could easily be interpreted as vindictiveness. Please George, sue these bastards.
    I don’t understand how the law works but I would imagine someone on the bench if charges are ever laid, would not allow the case to proceed, especially given the degree of character assasination Pell has suffered at the hands of the ABC, Fairfax and MUP.

  29. struth

    Snoopy, I’d like to see him pull out of the Saudi owned UN completely.
    It’s a corrupt islamic mess.

  30. C.L.

    Quote amazing that Louise Milligan’s book on George Pell – along with its phony new allegations – coincided perfectly with the DPP sending back the brief of “evidence” against the cardinal.

  31. struth

    Interesting post this morning, SRR.

  32. Tom

    The New York Times now makes available a daily briefing for its Australian audience, which I receive to keep track of what they’re miswriting. Needless to say the Trump derangement is all-consuming. Beneath a photo of Trump extending his hand to Turkey’s Erdogan in the Oval Office:

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey left his first meeting with President Trump at the White House declaring a “historical turn of tide” in the countries’ relationship.
    Our reporter details Turkey’s decline from democracy.

    Geddit? America under TrumpHitler is just like Turkey. FMD.

  33. Snoopy

    We don’t want to open all the presents at the one time, Struth.

  34. Top Ender

    Wow Old School, you have wrecked my day.

    ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT!

  35. srr

    James O’Keefe‏ @JamesOKeefeIII May 11

    This* is one of the best explanations of the insidiousness of John Oliver I’ve ever read; “mass conditioning.” Of Stewart I had some respect.

    * https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/862791261144612864/photo/1
    _____________________


    “– on a subconscious level — to mentally associate derisive laughter with any person or opinion that is at odds with the narrative’s take on the chosen issue. …

    … mastery of the methodologies of mass conditioning … almost such a perfect technical accomplishment that I would almost have to admire it on technical grounds … in the hands of the entirely wrong people.”

  36. Infidel Tiger

    Sean Davis @seanmdav
    When the Obama admin leaked Israeli intel in 2013, Israel said it made attacks on Israel more likely. Media yawned.

  37. struth

    Rip the wrapping paper off I say…….
    The UN are ruling Australia via their operatives Malcom and Ms Skeletor who is not even allowed to sack a young loudmouth mussie because her UN masters would have been displeased.

  38. stackja

    Lightning caused Adelaide factory blaze
    Australian Associated Press
    11 minutes ago
    Lightning has sparked a fire at an Adelaide factory which destroyed $300,000 worth of pallets and spread to a neighbouring home.

    It took firefighters about two hours to contain the blaze in Para Hills West, in which a large number of pallets caught alight.

    The Metropolitan Fire Service says the fire started after lightning struck the building on Tuesday night.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    They say Barry Manilow is gay, next they’ll say Liberace was also gay. What next, Peter Allen?

    I don’t have a reference, IIRC< but a columnist "Cassandra", in an English newspaper, described Liberace as "a great big snoggering heap of mother-love." Liberace sued, and won substantial damages when the court decided that the insinuation was that he was gay.

    When Liberace died of a disease that had letters as a name, the paper declared they had been right all along, and could they have their money back?

  40. Anthony

    The Australian reports that the OPP sent back the first file on George Pell without any recommendation. This, second time, the Australian reports that VicPol can, if they choose, charge Pell. The OPP say that they will not initiate action but is that a recommendation? Remember, this copy is coming from a spokesman for VicPol.

  41. calli

    It’s curious. The ABC says the police are considering charges against Pell, yet Seven is running the line that he has been charged.

    Which one is it?

  42. Rabz

    From Mark Steyn:
    Liza caught Peter Allen

    Steyn has always been great value when it comes to showbiz – his throwaway observation that Freddie Mercury had better legs than Liza Minelli as well as being a more accomplished performer was quite amusing. Liza, of course was feted for having the best legs in showbiz – until Freddie happened on the scene.

  43. Rabz

    The ABC says the police are considering charges against Pell

    FFS, enough, the Pell needs to go medieval on their flabby arses.

    Time to wheel out the Barrasites.

  44. incoherent rambler

    “We found that current smokers were at significantly higher risk of SCC (squamous cell carcinoma) than former smokers or people who had never smoked,” Professor David Whiteman said.

    Can’t wait for th damages claim against the QLD government by a smokers with skin cancer. Banned from undercover and forced into the Sun …

  45. Bruce of Newcastle

    Charming Lefty behaviour, Wednesday edition:

    Icelandic Leftist Poisons Robert Spencer

    Yep, righty invited speaker Robert Spencer was actually poisoned by a lefty in a restaurant, by spiking his drink. He spent the night in hospital and was ill for several days.

    Student Journalist Fired for Tweeting Video of Muslim Panelist’s Comments on Non-Believers Under Koranic Law

    And again. A journalist is fired for faithfully reporting the words of a Muslim on a campus interfaith panel, and posting the video on Twitter.

    Democratic Road Rage

    …a Tennessee woman began chasing Representative David Kustoff as he drove away from an appearance. Fearing for his safety as the woman tried to force his car off the road, the GOP congressman pulled off and was then confronted by 35-year-old Wendi Wright, who struck his vehicle and then reached into a window, all the while expressing her anger about his vote on the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill. She was ultimately charged with felony reckless endangerment but only after she had bragged on Facebook about running Kustoff to ground and giving him a piece of her mind.

    So a lefty woman ran him off the road for voting to repeal ObamaCare. Oh.

    Such caring and peaceful folk. You wonder why they are so distrusted and feared. It’s a mystery.

  46. Sparkx

    Looks like we have raised the white flag
    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so Muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

  47. v_maet

    Stackja @ 7:50 am

    Maybe smoking leads to skin cancer becasue they have to stand outside in the sun to smoke?

  48. calli

    Oh great. SSM being discussed on Seven for the gazillionth time.

    According to that freedom lover, Jackie Frank (editrix of Marie Claire Magazine) a plebiscite should be utterly squashed because “It allows people who have a certain bias a voice and they shouldn’t”.

    Can’t have that, can we?

  49. stackja

    incoherent rambler
    #2381851, posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:46 am
    “We found that current smokers were at significantly higher risk of SCC (squamous cell carcinoma) than former smokers or people who had never smoked,” Professor David Whiteman said.

    Can’t wait for th damages claim against the QLD government by a smokers with skin cancer. Banned from undercover and forced into the Sun …

    Sun Shine?

    Shine Lawyers is an Australian law firm specialising in personal injury compensation law, operating on a no win no fee basis. Wikipedia

  50. calli

    Libby Zee
    #2381828, posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:08 am
    What exactly are you accusing me of?

    Dirty pool?

    Chuckle. Now that makes sense!

    Allow me to recommend (looking) glass media for that extra clean sparkle.

  51. incoherent rambler

    Maybe smoking leads to skin cancer becasue they have to stand outside in the sun to smoke?

    When Big Government realizes the potential liabilities for their careless actions, you can be sure that the “study” and any others supporting it will be quickly “invalidated”.

  52. Geriatric Mayfly

    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so Muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    Could be a good reason for that. It might be cheaper than providing eye bleach for “the other pool users.”

  53. John64

    Liberace sued, and won substantial damages when the court decided that the insinuation was that he was gay.

    He famously stated after the “defamation” and settlement that he “cried all the way to the bank”.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so Muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    Will there be a privacy section for overweight men with beer bellies and hairy backs?

  55. Rabz

    “It allows people who have a certain bias a voice and they shouldn’t”

    Such as moozleys, for example?

  56. Infidel Tiger

    Looks like we have raised the white flag –
    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so Muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    I know they are ugly pigs that hurt the eyes to see, but that is a little degrading.

  57. calli

    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so Muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    Burqinis too revealing?

  58. Rabz

    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    Why would anyone want to behold those monstrous landwhales in the first place?

  59. Sparkx

    Amazing, if you smoke
    * Your teeth will fall out
    *Bits of you will rot off
    *You will get lung cancer
    *You will get skin cancer
    *You will get gangrene
    *You will lose your eyesight
    *All those who are anywhere near you when you smoke will suffer the same fates.

    Smoking is almost as bad for you as voting for Abbot or Trump.

  60. incoherent rambler

    “It allows people who have a certain bias a voice and they shouldn’t”

    Yes. The HoR and Senate should be silenced.

  61. stackja

    Sparkx
    #2381853, posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:48 am
    Looks like we have raised the white flag –
    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so Muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    Feminism and Intelligence
    This realization occurred to me again when reading a CNN column written last week by Jill Filipovic, one of CNN’s feminist writers. (Does CNN employ a non-feminist female writer?)

    The column was about Australian Sen. Larissa Waters, who breast-fed her child in the parliamentary chamber while Parliament was in session. The CNN writer, as would be expected, lauded the parliamentarian: What could be more beautiful or natural than breast-feeding in Parliament?
    Among the writer’s arguments defending Sen. Waters was one in which she said, “Yes, for many people, breasts are sexually alluring or arousing — but so too are lips and hands, and having those out in Parliament doesn’t bring on sexual chaos.”
    Now back to our feminist at CNN who compared the sexually alluring and arousing nature of visible lips and hands with visible breasts.
    Men from Saudi Arabia, where women’s lips are regularly covered, go to the West and pay to see women’s breasts, not their lips.

  62. stackja

    Analysis: McMaster Doesn’t Deny Core Elements of WaPo Story, But Rejects Its Premise
    But I suspect that this story isn’t over yet. Three possibilities remain, as I see it: First, that Trump didn’t do anything remotely inappropriate. Second, that he very obviously screwed up, and that McMaster is serving up distortionary spin to protect his boss. Third, that the central question of this controversy rests on subjective judgments — with one side of the debate perceiving Trump’s disclosure as relatively harmless and routine, and the other side insistently viewing it as neither. If I had to bet, I’d choose door number three — and determining which side’s impression is closer to the truth will likely require more information. Which probably means more leaks, which are slowly consuming the Trump administration.

  63. Snoopy

    A link between smoking and SCC (squamous cell carcinoma) is not news. No cancer is good, but SCC is one of the worst. It is very aggressive.

  64. Any parents or grandparents out there who have seen the new spinning toy?
    A little bit of sense has been injected into the debate surrounding their usefulness:
    The Children’s Doctor director Dr Annemarie Christie, who has an eight-year-old with ADHD, is not a fan of fidget spinners.

    “Our children would benefit far more if they put the electronics and the fidget spinners away and went outside,’’ she said.

    “They should be riding bikes, climbing trees, building cubby houses and playing soccer with their mates.

    “They are unable to do any of these things if they are holding a fidget spinner.’’

  65. Atoms for Peace

    Roses have aphids; I blame lack of diversity.

  66. Andrew

    From the OT, mOron thinks Jordan and Da Rushynz are ADVERSARIES. Jordan is fighting ISIS (see for example the Jordanian pilot torched by ISIS). Russia is fighting ISIS. Now even the US is fighting ISIS.

    T666 did not betray any sources. Lavrov is smart enough to know what to do with the info. The Deep State guys screeching “Jordan!!” in WaPo and Bloomberg might however have brought some additional info to the attention of ISIS. Which was of course the aim. They are happy to butcher a Jordanian source and compromise the exercise (costing hundreds of lives) to manufacture a T666 gotcha.

    Already mOron has a spreading dark stain on his pants at the thought of a terrorist attack.

  67. Atoms for Peace

    I can’t wait for the first trans person to push the boundaries of the privacy curtain at Auburn..

  68. Snoopy

    A new Trump scandal! The NYT is reporting the content of a Comey memo which it hasn’t seen.It’s an apparent fact (© Monty) that Trump asked Comey to abandon the investigation of Flynn.

  69. Sparkx

    Will Sen Laritha Waterth go topleth in the next Senate sitting because

    ” breasts are sexually alluring or arousing — but so too are lips and hands, and having those out in Parliament doesn’t bring on sexual chaos.”

  70. incoherent rambler

    Such an exciting time to be alive ( and launching class actions against government ).

  71. H B Bear

    Australia’s most politicised police force, Vicpol, at it again.

  72. Geriatric Mayfly

    “They should be riding bikes, climbing trees, building cubby houses and playing soccer with their mates.

    Has the good Doctor any idea of the dangers involved in these activities? The lesions, bruises, scrapes and over-excitement that may ensue? These vestigial pursuits are not for the cosseted petals of today.

  73. srr

    😆 silly calli …

    calli
    #2381821, posted on May 17, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Come on, srr. Don’t be shy. Describe my crime in plain English.

    Otherwise I might suspect you are trolling me for the hell of it.

    … you, I, we all know that the super troll is your holier than thou cow, Grrrlfriend, who’s never got over rushing to don a full SS Uniform I laid out, and then insisting everyone hate me because it just happened to fit them so perfectly.

    The snipping coward has been trying (and failing miserably), to nail clever new troll titles to me ever since, in between it’s long, rambling, Dot-esque verbal and outright lie laden, blown fuse rants, in it’s other miserably failed attempts to shove me in the right, ‘wrong church’ box.

    You really gotta watch those religiously churchian fanatics (especially the poisonously sickly “sweet” ones); they can become quite dangerous.

  74. incoherent rambler

    Violets are blue; I blame lack of diversity.

  75. incoherent rambler

    Correction – violets are violet.

  76. Atoms for Peace

    Earlier this week, I phoned the high school that I attended chasing up a phone number ( long story short..suicide in family related to child sexual abuse..religious order ) The person that I wanted to talk to is the liaison for such matters. First I received a privacy spiel , then we don’t have the number.
    Got to love pastoral care..

  77. Zyconoclast

    Wow Old School, you have wrecked my day.

    ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT!
    Don’t forget 17 May is
    International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.

    http://dayagainsthomophobia.org

  78. Andrew

    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    Why would anyone want to behold those monstrous landwhales in the first place?

    I think you’ve hit the nail on the head Rabz. The wording was deliberately vague – “without being seen by other pool users.”

    The curtains are there to protect everyone else. Thank you Cumberland Council.

  79. srr

    v_maet
    #2381854, posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Stackja @ 7:50 am

    Maybe smoking leads to skin cancer becasue they have to stand outside in the sun to smoke?

    And respiratory disease, because they have to leave their warm homes and offices and stand in the unsheltered, freezing, windy outdoors; and malnutrition because they can’t afford decent food; and depression because they can’t afford social outings; and serious, violent anxiety because they can’t take the edge off when they’re about to go over the edge; and a whole bunch of other killers that weren’t, when smokes were so cheap anyone could afford to burn one after another.

  80. Snoopy

    If VicPol intended to charge Pell, Ashton wouldn’t be floating speculation in the media. I expect VicPol will be considering charging Pell until either Ashton retires or Pell dies, whichever comes first.

  81. Re George Pell I find it amazing that someone with those alleged predilections, after so much publicity has had so few accusations.

    After leading with headlines that he is being charged, it comes out that it hasn’t happened yet. What’s the bet it doesn’t happen today? Or even this week?

    Justice delayed is justice denied.

  82. Tom

    On Spacechook, one of areff’s mates, Peter Fenwick, nails the 2017 ScoMo budget:

    The regulatory and coercive powers of the state have been captured by sectional interests for their own economic benefit. Once the state is allowed to enrich some groups at the expense of others, it creates the motive for political influence and the mechanism for the illegitimate use of the state for selfish interests. The consequences of this mistake have been dire. A sense of entitlement prevails. Individuals lack responsibility. Power is abused. Civil virtues decline.

    As Yuval Levin explained:
    “Because all citizens – not only the poor – become recipients of benefits, people in the middle class come to approach their government as claimants, not as self-governing citizens, and to approach the social safety net not as a great majority of givers eager to make sure that a small minority of recipients are spared from devastating poverty, but as a mass of dependants demanding what they are owed. It is hard to imagine an ethic better suited to undermining the moral basis of a free society.”

    Sixty percent of households now receive more in benefits than they pay in income tax. Many of the rest are dependent on the government for their salaries – some, especially in government agencies, quite large ones. If it looks unsustainable, that is because it is. Welfare benefits cannot be reduced without losing voters. The future looks grim.

  83. Anthony

    Snoopy
    #2381898, posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:20 am
    If VicPol intended to charge Pell, Ashton wouldn’t be floating speculation in the media. I expect VicPol will be considering charging Pell until either Ashton retires or Pell dies, whichever comes first.

    That’s exactly why Pell needs to start wallpapering certain organisations with writs. Force Fatty to piss or get off the pot.

  84. incoherent rambler

    International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.

    In the interests of balancing the political debate, do we have an
    International day for homophobia, transphobia and biphobia?

  85. herodotus

    It’s amazing that the story about Pell maybe being charged by VicPol can still get currency, not just at the ABC and in Fairfax’s rags, but also in The Australian. The evidence could have been and would have been given at the RC if it’s so compelling, but every witness there who tried it on was found wanting.
    Today I see at the news grabs from MSNBC/Mammamia that another woman says she was “”touched” by Rolf Harris. Not quite in the same league as the Indian girl of ten having to have an abortion after a gang rape, but there you go. If only the denizens of the commentariat were as concerned about things like Robert Spencer being poisoned (see BoN above) and various apalling leftist hatred behaviours!

  86. srr

    That said, as a long term ex-smoker, I usually can handle smokers around me, but I’m currently nursing an old smoker in my home, and I can’t wait ’til they’re well enough to leave and take their smoke stench with them. 🙂

  87. Crossie

    According to that freedom lover, Jackie Frank (editrix of Marie Claire Magazine) a plebiscite should be utterly squashed because “It allows people who have a certain bias a voice and they shouldn’t”.

    Next you will tell me that rednecks should be allowed to vote or Christians allowed to profess their faith.

  88. Senile Old Guy

    Got the following email:

    It looks like you’re having trouble logging into Facebook. Just click the button below and we’ll log you in.

    Of course I am not having trouble logging in to Facebook, I am not trying to log in to Facebook at all.

    Very subtle, not.

  89. Sparkx

    Are all these “phobias” a fear of being or encountering?

  90. vr

    A new Trump scandal! The NYT is reporting the content of a Comey memo which it hasn’t seen.It’s an apparent fact (© Monty) that Trump asked Comey to abandon the investigation of Flynn.

    This stuff never ends. Suppose the report is true. how could he not anticpate that the dir would keep notes of the conversation. Also, shouldn’t the other party have reported it or resigned?

  91. Crossie

    Today I see at the news grabs from MSNBC/Mammamia that another woman says she was “”touched” by Rolf Harris.

    When I was a kid the expression “touched” used to mean not quite right, something wrong with them. Now it seems to mean sexually abused.

    Will they have to now ban the song “Touch me in the morning” as it’s “triggering”?

  92. Sparkx

    srr
    #2381906, posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:25 am
    That said, as a long term ex-smoker,
    Like you srr, I have quit. He who must be obeyed still smokes 6 or so a day but thankfully on the back deck.
    Mostly I don’t enjoy getting a whiff.

  93. Atoms for Peace

    Maybe VicPol has pictures of Pell chucking doughnuts in the parish Corolla. Biggest crime in Victoria !!

  94. Crossie

    A new Trump scandal! The NYT is reporting the content of a Comey memo which it hasn’t seen.It’s an apparent fact (© Monty) that Trump asked Comey to abandon the investigation of Flynn.

    Comey is not someone I would go to for facts or believe anything he says.

  95. JC

    This stuff never ends. Suppose the report is true. how could he not anticpate that the dir would keep notes of the conversation. Also, shouldn’t the other party have reported it or resigned?

    I reckon it’s bullshit. Trump always had it in mind to fire the fuck, so any half way smart guy would be careful seeing it’s Comey.

    In any event, since when has a two way conversation that can’t be corroborated be considered evidence.

  96. srr

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 3h

    Dems overplayed their hand, became ungovernable, and dug their own grave.

    #SethRich was murdered, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864585687047311360

    Andy Reise‏ @Andy_phalanx30 19m

    & #ComeyMemo double down. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to see. All credit to @TheLastRefuge2 & @KurtSchlichter

  97. Sparkx

    Touch me in the morning
    Then just walk away
    We don’t have tomorrow
    But we had yesterday
    We’re blue and gold
    and we could feel one another living
    We walked with a dream to hold
    And we could take what the world was giving
    There’s no tomorrow here
    There’s only love and the time to chase it
    Yesterday’s gone my love
    There’s only now and it’s time to face it

  98. incoherent rambler

    …rednecks should be allowed to vote or Christians allowed to profess their faith.

    Remember, the butchering of catholics and protestants in Europe and Britain during the 16th and 17th centuries was because people were expressing their faith in a politically incorrect manner.
    (As dictated by the kings of the time).

  99. Geriatric Mayfly

    It is presumed that Ashton handed a file to the DPP with all the low down against Pell set out in detail. The DPP has handed it back and told Fatty to get on with it. If that file is so watertight, there should be no delays. There is no further “evidence” to gather. The charges should be either laid or withdrawn immediately on the strength of that already assembled. If Fatty is going to play games in such a high profile case, he just might come a cropper. (Advice to Dick Head Dan – keep well away.)

  100. C.L.

    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so Muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    Good.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    We can already see what a huge mistake it was by Trump not to clean house on Jan 20.

    Same mistake Abbott made.

  102. Baldrick

    International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.

    No one can accuse the Cat of not being diverse enough. We have our very on trans troll.

  103. C.L.

    This, second time, the Australian reports that VicPol can, if they choose, charge Pell.

    There is no difference to the first failed attempt, Anthony.
    The DPP said last time that they could charge him if they liked. It’s their call.

  104. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    There’s a photograph attached to that link that sums up the stupidity of it all. Afghan boy, in his board shorts, with two girls, cleverly disguised as bullfrogs, in their burkinis either side of him.

    It’ s sight that regularly raises the Memsahibs blood pressure in Malaysia – she, cleverly disguised as a letterbox, shrouded in black from head to foot, in a tropical country, struggling along with the children, while her Lord and Master strides ahead, in “T” shirt and board shorts, dribbling over Western girls in bikinis…

  105. Infidel Tiger

    No one can accuse the Cat of not being diverse enough. We have our very on trans troll.

    True!

  106. Diogenes

    Any parents or grandparents out there who have seen the new spinning toy?

    Bane of my life at the moment, at least 6 out in class at any one time. They are frikking distracting when I am trying to talk, and there is quite a bit of status symbol rivalry going on.

    Personally I would like to take each and every spinner and shove it up the fundamental orifice of the importers.

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Believe it or not Libby is the Cat’s second trans troll. We also had olive oil guzzling Philomena.

  108. .

    Ah yes, Philomena/Jinmaro. Even the lefties at Lavatory Pronto thought he was batshit insane.

    Lefty Steve/Mel also pretended he was gay and used this as a reason to argue against private property.

  109. JC

    Gingrich came up with the good idea. Close down the White House press room and have the White House select a few questions from the public and answer those.

    It should just be closed down.

  110. srr

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 4h4 hours ago

    Twitter is already trying to paint #SethRich as fake.

    But they’re lying. The family never said that, a spokesperson (paid for by DNC) did.

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864565462092439552

    Bobby Stanley 🇺🇸 ⚖️‏ @bobbyfatz 4h
    Replying to @polNewsForever

    #SethRich family Spokesman
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_-OGuRUMAAN0CN.jpg

    WikiLeaks‏Verified account @wikileaks

    Seth Rich’s new “family spokesman” is Brad Bauman a professional Democrat crisis PR consultant with the Pastorum Group.

  111. .

    Seriously.

    Latham owns the minds of the ALP now. The now old story of him being banned from the ALP and joining the Liberal Democrats.

    Wait until the last insult is described by the reporter.

    It sounds like something we’d say here as a joke…

  112. Baldrick

    Auburn pool swimming curtains could have been avoided if Imams had been drawn from more diverse backgrounds.

  113. vr

    In any event, since when has a two way conversation that can’t be corroborated be considered evidence.

    As IT said he should’ve cleaned house on 20/1. His/Repubs agenda for 2017 will be stalled.

  114. Snoopy

    Why is ANZ chairman David Gonski silent on Turnbull’s bank tax when NAB chairman and big tax lover Ken Henry is having a major attack of the angries?

  115. Libby Zee

    Ha ha, Baldrick. That’s so gay … again. You do love the trannie stuff.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    As IT said he should’ve cleaned house on 20/1. His/Repubs agenda for 2017 will be stalled.

    Yes. This low energy President is already a lame duck.

    At least we got Gorsuch, so I rate it a successful Presidency.

  117. .

    Snoopy
    #2381940, posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:56 am
    Why is ANZ chairman David Gonski silent on Turnbull’s bank tax when NAB chairman and big tax lover Ken Henry is having a major attack of the angries?

    Poor executive incentives?

    Banks get bashed because people don’t understand economics and banking. Yet every second wukka wants to be a property investor. This doesn’t seem to add up.

  118. Snoopy

    Wouldn’t one reasonably expect a homophobe to be an Islamophile?

  119. Crossie

    PRIVACY curtains have been installed at a new public pool in Auburn so Muslim women can swim without being seen by other pool users.

    Shariah law on display though.

  120. Zatara

    Amazing, if you smoke
    * Your teeth will fall out
    *Bits of you will rot off
    *You will get lung cancer
    *You will get skin cancer
    *You will get gangrene
    *You will lose your eyesight
    *All those who are anywhere near you when you smoke will suffer the same fates.

    Unless of course it’s pot you are smoking in which case none of the above apply. It is completely harmless, should be legalized and provided to children free of charge.

  121. Why is ANZ chairman David Gonski silent on Turnbull’s bank tax when NAB chairman and big tax lover Ken Henry is having a major attack of the angries?

    Quite funny this morning watching Wombat Ken on TV feigning concern for “Ordinary Account Holders”, and acting as if banks give a flying pharq about “adverse impact to the economy”.

    Interestingly he was a tad reticent to talk of adverse impact on borrowers, wonder why? (haw haw haw).

  122. Infidel Tiger

    Ramesh Ponnuru @RameshPonnuru
    If Comey witnessed an impeachable offense, shouldn’t he have said something about it himself–and before being fired?

  123. .

    Public pool? This is straight up wrong.

  124. Infidel Tiger

    No. I think Muslims do deserve their own spaces. Preferably behind barb wire fences.

  125. Crossie

    Wouldn’t one reasonably expect a homophobe to be an Islamophile?

    When was reason or logic present in these accusations?

    Logically though the way the victimology scale is structured Muslims are above gays which means that as the greatest victims Muslims cannot be homophobes. Only we tolerant folk can be declared homophobic.

  126. Anthony

    The decision on whether to charge George Pell with historical sexual-abuse allegations now rests with Victoria Police after the Office of Public Prosecutions ­yesterday returned the brief of evidence.

    A police spokesman confirmed advice from Victoria’s Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion SC concerning the investi­gation of Cardinal Pell had been received.

    The OPP advised police that, based on its assessment of the evidence, they could charge the cardinal, Melbourne’s Herald Sun reported last night. Despite the green light, the advice made it clear that ultimately it was up to the police whether to act. “Detectives from Taskforce Sano will now take time to consider that advice,” police spokesman Charlie Morton said last night. “As with any ­investigation, it will be a decision for Victoria Police as to whether charges are laid.”

    Cardinal Pell has strenuously denied all allegations.

    It is understood the latest ­development took lawyers for the cardinal by surprise.

    This was the second time a brief of allegations concerning Cardinal Pell, Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic, had been sent to the OPP.

    A brief was referred last year but the OPP sent it back without recommendations.

    The Australian understands senior figures in the Catholic Church were unaware the brief had been returned or that any decision about charges would now rest with police.

    A spokesman said the cardinal had no comment.

    Cardinal Pell met three Victoria Police officers at the Vatican in October for a voluntary interview. The brief compiled by police was sent to the OPP in February for advice.

    Allegations relate largely to his tenure as a young priest in the Diocese of Ballarat, where hundreds of children were abused by the clergy.

    It has been publicly alleged that Cardinal Pell abused young boys in Ballarat’s Eureka swimming pool in the late 1970s.

    Former St Alipius students Lyndon Monument and Damian Dignan claimed Cardinal Pell touched their genitals while playing in the pool.

    ABC journalist Louise Milligan published further allegations in her book Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell published by Melbourne University Press.

    Lawyers representing Cardinal Pell this week demanded an apology and retraction from Fairfax Media and The Guardian over articles ­repeating child sexual-abuse alle­gations made in the book, described by the cardinal as a “character assassination”.

    In a statement on Monday night, a spokesman for the cardinal said: “Each and every allegation of abuse and cover-up against him is false. The book is an exercise in character assassination. The decision by MUP to bring forward the publication of the book … is a blatant attempt to interfere in the course of justice.

    “Unlike MUP, the cardinal will not interfere with the course of justice. He will await the outcome of due process before launching defamation action.”

    Neither Fairfax nor The Guardian responded to The Australian before publication.

    The Australian 17 May 2017

    I’ve quoted the Australian article in the hope of a little more clarification with regard to what VicPol consider advice and what is referred to as recommendations.
    This article states that the brief was returned the first time with no recommendation. A VicPol spokesman says the second brief was returned with advice which they will study before acting. I am starting to feel like I’m reading weasel words where there is no recommendation made with the second brief.

  127. OldOzzie

    Australian Financial Review Editorial Today sums up Australia under Liberals

    We are in tax reform dead end

    The political forces behind the Coalition’s surrender to Labor’s big government spending monuments are now unravelling a generation of tax reform that helped generate the nation’s modern prosperity. Not only are both sides of politics committed to more low-productivity spending monuments, they are resorting to more distorting and inefficient taxes to try to fund them. Australia’s political class is walking away from the basic principles of tax reform: a broader base, lower rates, like treated as like, simplicity and a shift from income to consumption. This risks trapping Australia in a vicious cycle that will undermine economic growth and the hopeful return to surplus.

    Former Treasury secretary Ken Henry yesterday likened Scott Morrison’s cynical new revenue grab from the liabilities of the big five banks to the old financial institutions duties. These inefficient state government FID taxes were abolished as part of the Howard government’s GST package in 2000 under Australia’s last productivity-enhancing tax reform. After becoming Malcolm Turnbull’s Treasurer in 2015, Mr Morrison sought to reboot Joe Hockey’s “Re-think” tax reform push. Like Mr Hockey, Mr Morrison continued to pursue the logic of tax reform by reducing Australia’s relatively heavy reliance on income taxes and so sharpen the incentives to work, save and invest. But he was sensationally undercut by Mr Turnbull in early 2016 after the numbers supposedly didn’t add up. After compensating lower income earners for any rise in the GST, there would be not enough money left to seriously cut income tax.

    The even more disturbing reason for this appears to be that so many more Australians now depend on welfare of some sort compared to those who pay tax, thanks to measures such as Labor’s lifting of the tax-free threshold to $18,200, the expansion of middle-class family payments under both sides of politics and the rise of part-time employment. By now, according to KPMG, 60 per cent of households receive more from federal government transfer payments than they pay in tax. These payments include such absurdities as a compensation payment for a carbon tax that no longer exists. Even more striking, the KPMG numbers reckon the top one-fifth of households pay income tax equal to 150 per cent of the tax paid by the bottom four-fifth of households.

    It is like this top rung of wealth creators are being targeted to pay for the spendathon on Medicare, schools and disability services now endorsed by both sides of politics. Like the banks, that’s where the money is. Higher income earners will pay the great bulk of Mr Morrison’s 0.5 percentage point increase in the Medicare levy. But Labor will never be outbid on “fairness”. So Bill Shorten insists the levy must only be paid by those in the top two tax brackets, further shrinking the proportion of net taxpayers. And he demands that Mr Hockey’s “temporary” 2 percentage point tax levy on incomes over $180,000 be entrenched, depicting it as a tax cut for millionaires. The Labor leader would lift Australia’s top personal income tax rate to 49.5 per cent when Paul Keating rightly says that anything above 39 per cent is punitive and incentive destroying. And, ever the populist, Mr Shorten would leave Australia’s bigger companies with an internationally uncompetitive 30 per cent tax rate just as the US and Britain are cutting theirs to 20 per cent or less.

    This is the tax and spend bind that Australia has trapped itself in after our biggest resources boom. A higher plateau of unproductive government spending. Increased taxes weighted more towards incentive-destroying personal income tax. A leaking GST base that covers a shrinking proportion of consumption spending. An uncompetitive company tax rate just as we need business investment to take over from the resource investment and housing construction booms. All this amounts to a tax on economic growth, jobs and opportunity that cannot end well.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    After leading with headlines that he is being charged, it comes out that it hasn’t happened yet. What’s the bet it doesn’t happen today? Or even this week?

    Justice delayed is justice denied

    Strangely enough, that will becone Fatty’s catch-cry.
    They have already planted the seed of the next stage of their attack.
    Standby.
    Within a month or two they will plant a story about all the difficulties of extradition from the Vatican , forgetting that they haven’t laid charges or applied for extradition. A compliant MSM will then run the headline “Hiding from Justice!”

  129. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No. I think Muslims do deserve their own spaces. Preferably behind barb wire fences.

    In the exit lounge of an Australia airport, returning to whatever Third World rubbish tip they came from?

  130. notafan

    I wish people would name the names pulling the strings at the UN.

    Sounds like the undead to me.

    The UN is run by the muslim and African blocs, in other words, worthless corrupt cretins.

    Do even they have enough bureaucrats to control the minutia of the Australian government.

  131. .

    The UN is and is run by the US establishment.Trump ought to put it to the sword.

  132. Des Deskperson

    “The decision on whether to charge George Pell with historical sexual-abuse allegations now rests with Victoria Police after the Office of Public Prosecutions ­yesterday returned the brief of evidence.”

    It is presumably only a coincidence that this has suddenly started to ramp up only a few days after the release of ‘Scoop’ Milligan’s, err, expose.

  133. notafan

    And come on Calli, everyone know that your facade of being a nice Christian lady from Port Stephens has been exposed for what it really is.

    When you aren’t here it is because Uncle Georges’s cheque hasn’t cleared, everyone knows that.

    Making little jokes about shock exposures in the gay world is clearly a ruse to distract people from the REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF.

  134. Last night I spoke to someone who was in the APPEA audience when Yasmin made her little speech. He tried to brush it off by declaring that she is only 26 and doesn’t really know anything about the world or even what she is saying.

    I then asked him if that were the case then why was she given such a pulpit.

    The conversation got a bit tricky after that.

  135. .

    REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF

    Does that mean watching Cucknovich videos for 12+ hours a day?

  136. Roger

    Welcome to the Chinese century:

    While the West was preoccupied with climate change & MENA regime change, China was busy planning and investing in its new silk road and extending the reach of its navy in the Pacific & Indian oceans, including a new base in Djibouti.

    We are governed by idiots.

  137. notafan

    I agree Dot. He could and it would free up a nice piece of Manhattan real estate too.

    The office could go to Mogadishu and create some jobs for Africans so they wouldn’t have to go to the US, or here.

  138. Fisky

    John Kwiggan says –

    Regardless, Leyonjhelm is one of a stream of regrettable politicians to be drawn from the ranks of the Institute of Public Affairs (IIRC, some even worse possibilities were derailed by racist indiscretions on social media). I won’t name names, instead repeating my possibly unhelpful endorsement of Chris Berg as the only person associated with the IPA for whom I have any intellectual respect.

    Oh dear!

  139. Myrddin Seren

    Snippet from a very interesting, intriguing and even cryptic interview of Trey Gowdy re

    [email protected] on Comey handling of @HillaryClinton probe: “History will be a hell of a lot kinder to him than @TheDemocrats were at the time.”

    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/864630099433238528

  140. .

    I don’t think Leyonhjelm ever worked for or held a position at the IPA (at least before rising to the Senate). Kwiggan is a bigot, blinded by his hatred of freedom.

  141. Gab

    Lightning caused Adelaide factory blaze

    At least we know Adelaide has some electricity.

  142. .

    Roger
    #2381972, posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:25 am
    Welcome to the Chinese century:

    While the West was preoccupied with climate change & MENA regime change, China was busy planning and investing in its new silk road and extending the reach of its navy in the Pacific & Indian oceans, including a new base in Djibouti.

    We are governed by idiots.

    It is a good thing overall. They won’t be backing North Korea for longer, are likely to democratise and will reduce the “need” for foreign aid, along with creating even larger primary and secondary export markets for us.

    Of course, we should maintain our interests and be militarily prepared, and cultivate a mature, friendly trade orientated position with China. We should keep them outside of the Pacific Islands and Indian Ocean.

  143. Stimpson J. Cat

    … And no accusations from ‘normal’ people,

    Who gives a f$ck about Normie’s?
    Don’t be racist.
    Pell needs to either smite these lying f$cks with the wrath of God and all of the Church’s stone cold cash or p$ss off to jail like a little b$tch.
    This has gone on WAY WAY WAY too long.
    It’s just embarrassing.
    Jesus would have slapped the sh$t out of everyone involved by now.

  144. struth

    I wish people would name the names pulling the strings at the UN.

    Who could pronounce them?

    Mastafa Leak and the rest of the Saudi towel heads.

  145. Crossie

    The UN is and is run by the US establishment.Trump ought to put it to the sword.

    One thing at a time.

  146. Myrddin Seren

    Tom @ 9:24

    The regulatory and coercive powers of the state have been captured by sectional interests for their own economic benefit. Once the state is allowed to enrich some groups at the expense of others, it creates the motive for political influence and the mechanism for the illegitimate use of the state for selfish interests.

    Scott Morrison orders ACCC to probe the banks’ truth on interest rates

    TREASURER Scott Morrison has slammed the banks for using “voodoo” to come up with mortgage rate rises and has ordered a crack squad of ACCC investigators to probe whether banks are giving customers the truth behind the hikes.

    In an exclusive interview, Mr Morrison foreshadowed a revolution in Australia’s banking system, inviting more overseas financial institutions and issuing more banking licences, to weaken the power of the big four.

    Stepping up his war on the banks’ “stranglehold” on Australians, the Treasurer said a team at the ACCC will force banks to explain publicly why they’re raising rates — and whether those reasons are justified.

    The ACCC inquiry, to be conducted until June 30, 2018, will force the banks to explain any planned changes to their fees, charges, interest rates, following a trend where the banks jacked up their rates beyond the ­Reserve Bank’s cash rate.

    A defiant Mr Morrison also commented on NAB chairman, and former Treasury Secretary, Ken Henry’s demand for an inquiry into the federal government’s $6.2 billion bank levy.

    “We’ve seen in recent days … how the banks behave and it’s only just reinforced to us why it’s so ­important that the big banks get held to account,” he said. “(Ken Henry) clearly has one view as a head of treasury and then one view as the head of a bank.”

    Fantastic. The Turnbull United Party has just outflanked Labor – from the Left.

    Expect a ‘Bank Fees and Interest Rates’ Regulator by the middle of next year.

    Shorter version – ‘nice bank you have there, shame if anything happened to it.’ Anna Bligh is going to be making regular trips to Canberra with deposit slips from Swiss bank accounts showing appropriate payments rendered.

    #Veneztralia

  147. Roger

    We should keep them outside of the Pacific Islands….

    Last time I was in Fiji the driver pointed out a new hydro electric scheme the Chinese were building. I believe they redid the main highway across Viti Levu too. We’ve burned our bridges with Fiji, fwiw.

  148. Myrddin Seren

    JC

    I reckon it’s bullshit. Trump always had it in mind to fire the fuck, so any half way smart guy would be careful seeing it’s Comey.

    In any event, since when has a two way conversation that can’t be corroborated be considered evidence.

    The Donald five days ago before the latest shit storm:

    James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

    Everyone has been assuming Trump is intimating he fired up Nixon’s old tape recorder and taped discussions with Comey.

    What if, in the interests of Comey having a complete record, Comey was wearing an FBI wire during meetings ? If it is official FBI kit, would not the tapes and transcripts be government property and therefore useable ?

    This is an amazing show – it is making ‘Enemy of the State’ look more prophetic than ever.

  149. Stimpson J. Cat

    I wish people would name the names pulling the strings at the UN.

    Furkan Derya.

  150. Mark A

    Adam
    #2381968, posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Last night I spoke to someone who was in the APPEA audience when Yasmin made her little speech. He tried to brush it off by declaring that she is only 26 and doesn’t really know anything about the world or even what she is saying.

    I then asked him if that were the case then why was she given such a pulpit.
    ——————————
    DH Bolt keeps saying that, many of us were put in charge of equipment and production worth multiple millions, could we claim immunity because of ‘young and foolish’ if things go pear shaped?

    At what age are you considered to be an adult and responsible for your actions?

  151. In an exclusive interview, Mr Morrison foreshadowed a revolution in Australia’s banking system, inviting more overseas financial institutions and issuing more banking licences, to weaken the power of the big four.

    Huh? The Liberal party introducing market forces to the cossetted pansy Australian banks.

    Stand by to see 4 x collapses – if they get actual (ugh) competition.

  152. Roger

    While we’ve been busy turning our Pacific friends into enemies, China has been cultivating friendships with them through the China Development Bank and other avenues. The least we could do for our US allies is keep our own neighbourhood in good order, but no…

  153. Lysander

    Re: Pell sliming, can you FOI the ABC?

  154. johanna

    I do wish the ABC would make up what it is pleased to call its mind. We are constantly subject to hand-wringing about the amount of food that gets wasted, but they are now telling us to throw out almost anything with a bit of mould growing on it:

    There are many different types of moulds that can grow on our food; the most common include Aspergillus and Penicillium, and Botrytis which you might see as a fur on your strawberries.

    So what do toxins from such moulds do to us?

    While it’s rare, they can cause severe illness with symptoms including excessive sweating, tremors, muscle weakness, twitching, headache, fever, and vomiting.

    I’ll say it’s rare. As a lifelong mould-remover from otherwise perfectly good food, it’s never made me or anyone I know ill.

    They claim that it is dangerous to cut the mouldy bits off bread or cheese, or even to scoop a bit of mould off the top of jam and eat the rest. Now they tell me! 🙂

    Obviously one has to be sensible about these things, but if you are down to your last bit of bread or cheese and it has a few blue spots, just chop ’em off and eat it, FGS. Mouldophobia, closely related to germophobia and addiction to use by/best before dates, contribute significantly to the food waste problem they bleat about all the time.

    The only thing I am careful about is raw chicken, which can turn toxic very quickly. Oh, and mass produced “free range” eggs have produced several cases of salmonella poisoning in trendy restaurants.

    But really, if you believe the food nannies, it’s a wonder that we aren’t all dropping like flies in every domestic kitchen.

  155. H B Bear

    I expect Morriswan will have an ACCC flying squad abducting bankers from Collins, Kent and George Streets in burlap sacks for re-education shortly. Those that don’t measure up can expect a short offshore helicopter ride.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    They claim that it is dangerous to cut the mouldy bits off bread

    Oh noes I’m committing a crime against Gaia.
    The birds scoff mouldy bread with nary a qualm.
    Right now I have a pair of herons on my fence sunning themselves and looking meaningfully at me.
    Much nicer than fishing in cold water.

  157. struth

    All this nanny state food bullshit, lowers the immunity of kids and pow, allergic reactions everywhere etc.
    What ever the government attempts to do , the reverse occurs.

  158. Bruce of Newcastle

    SATP – Before 2008 we had a bunch of OS banks fishing in the Aussie market – Citi and ING used to advertise on the tele quite a lot.

    They skedaddled when the GFC hit.

    I doubt they’ll come back. We’re too small and they actually believe the cruddy housing-bubble stories the MSM keeps extruding, whereas the locals don’t.

  159. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The Left: Gloria Steinem says climate change caused by not enough abortion.

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/16/feminist-icon-gloria-steinem-abortions-stop-global-warming/

  160. Snoopy

    The other night I barbecued some never frozen, cryovac packaged, marinated pork fillet that was three days past its use by date. Didn’t tell my wife. No harm done.

    #LivingDangerously

  161. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    MARK SIMONE‏Verified account @MarkSimoneNY 2h2 hours ago
    Steve Bannon: “If you think they’re going to give you your country back without a fight, you’re sadly mistaken.”

    A pity Trump has sidelined Bannon. All the idiocy has started since he elevated Kush and the uppity daughter.

  162. Zatara

    Yesterday I tried to no avail to explain to a nephew why a boat rated for a 90 hp engine probably shouldn’t be fitted with a 135 hp one.

    “It’ll make it go faster”

    I wish I had taken video……. because it was scary, hilarious, brutal, final, and on the bottom minutes later.

    Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from fark ups.

  163. Zatara

    I mean seriously, how did he think I knew that?

  164. cynical1

    breasts are sexually alluring or arousing

    Not if you’re Peter Allen.

  165. Bruce of Newcastle

    All the idiocy has started since he elevated Kush and the uppity daughter.

    Ann Coulter is doing some nice trolling about that.

    Ann Coulter: Trump hiring his relatives is the ‘one fascist thing he’s done’ (Monday)

    Excellent! If the perception of nepotism can get Trump to boot those two out the WH front door the world will be noticeably improved by it.

  166. It is completely harmless, should be legalized and provided to children free of charge.

    Bugger that! The little bastards can learn to grow their own.
    Like I had to.

  167. cynical1

    I hope Pell confesses.

    Especiallyabout that threesome with the alterboy and Paul Bungjourno.

  168. Dr Fred Lenin

    Hey Calli loved that stupid quote about ssm. So people who vote green or alp are biased and should not be allowed to vote . The idea has merit it fits the u.n.communist mode look at Trumpmania , in the communist and media parties in the USA it should be treated like xenophobia ,homophobia racism and mizojenee.

  169. thefrolickingmole

    Infidel Tiger

    They have swapped the religious sacrament of the mass for the sacrament of abortion.
    There is no “original sin” if you can abort the issue.

    Im only a wishy washy abortion moderate who believes it should be rare but available, and even im repulsed by the apparent glee of the Baal cult masquerading as feminist/pro choice mobs.

  170. Tim Neilson

    Amazing, if you smoke
    * Your teeth will fall out
    *Bits of you will rot off
    *You will get lung cancer
    *You will get skin cancer
    *You will get gangrene
    *You will lose your eyesight
    *All those who are anywhere near you when you smoke will suffer the same fates.

    Unless of course it’s pot you are smoking in which case none of the above apply. It is completely harmless, should be legalized and provided to children free of charge.

    Absolutely correct!

    But what happens when people roll joints with both tobacco and weed? Is there some magic tipping point where it ceases to be a death stick and becomes oh so cool and sophisticated? Or does wacko have homoeopathic properties so that the presence of even the most minute quantity can protect you from all of the evils with which Big Tobacco wants to kill you?
    We need government regulation, backed by a large bureaucracy, funded by “levies” on the “rich” who can afford it, so that we’re made totally safe by doing only what the government authorises.

  171. Philippa Martyr

    I wish people would name the names pulling the strings at the UN.

    Who could pronounce them?

    Mastafa Leak and the rest of the Saudi towel heads.

    Sheikh Yarbhuti

  172. Philippa Martyr

    I hope Pell confesses.

    Especiallyabout that threesome with the alterboy and Paul Bungjourno.

    ALP membership confers not only absolution, but a plenary indulgence, and complete wiping of the memory banks as well.

    Amazing. Even the Catholic Church doesn’t have powers like that.

  173. thefrolickingmole

    But what happens when people roll joints with both tobacco and weed?

    Theres lots of stuff which encourages people not to mix the debil debil tobacco with dope.
    http://www.fds.org.au/images/cannabis.pdf
    While it is common in Australia to mull up
    cannabis with tobacco, doing so increases
    the potential health risks as the smoker
    ingests more tar and other harmful
    carcinogens. Although many smokers may
    mix their cannabis with tobacco to make it
    last longer, doing so means you will take in
    more toxic compounds in the smoke to reach
    the desired effect. Also, it may be harder to
    reduce or stop smoking if you mix tobacco
    with cannabis, as you may experience
    nicotine withdrawal.

  174. Philippa Martyr

    Sock Puppet Debate:

    In the last thread, I discovered that Ms Doolittle was my father, being IT’s husband.

    I’m just glad she didn’t cut my hand off.

    Does anyone have anything further to add?

  175. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Yesterday I tried to no avail to explain to a nephew why a boat rated for a 90 hp engine probably shouldn’t be fitted with a 135 hp one.

    “It’ll make it go faster”

    I wish I had taken video……. because it was scary, hilarious, brutal, final, and on the bottom minutes later.

    Without adventurers and risk takers like your nephew we would still be living in caves.

    He’s a hero in my book.

  176. Philippa Martyr

    Unless of course it’s pot you are smoking in which case none of the above apply. It is completely harmless, should be legalized and provided to children free of charge.

    It’s medicinal as well. Positively healing and therapeutic. Dilates the bronchii, and provides effective relief from chronic pain.

    Tobacco/nicotine is protective against Parkinson’s, but that’s not really in the same league.

  177. But what happens when people roll joints with both tobacco and weed?

    Mixing tobacco and hooch is sacrilegious to both noble weeds.

  178. Zatara

    While it is common in Australia to mull up
    cannabis with tobacco, doing so increases
    the potential health risks as the smoker
    ingests more tar and other harmful
    carcinogens. Although many smokers may
    mix their cannabis with tobacco to make it
    last longer, doing so means you will take in
    more toxic compounds in the smoke to reach
    the desired effect. Also, it may be harder to
    reduce or stop smoking if you mix tobacco
    with cannabis, as you may experience
    nicotine withdrawal.

    Yes, because cannabis is as clean as the driven snow. It couldn’t possibly have any negative health effect just because it is concentrated, tar heavy, inhaled smoke.

  179. Stimpson J. Cat

    #LivingDangerously

    #HaramChoices

  180. C.L.

    PRIVACY curtains

    Good for shooting horses and covering up overweight Mohammedans.
    They should be used more often.

  181. Stimpson J. Cat

    Does anyone have anything further to add?

    You are GrigZees transgender son.

  182. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stop that C. L.

  183. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Haha!

    Lefties are now shitting themselves that Pence could become President.

    Impeach Trump and a hardline religious conservative takes his place.

  184. johanna

    Yes, because cannabis is as clean as the driven snow. It couldn’t possibly have any negative health effect just because it is concentrated, tar heavy, inhaled smoke.

    It’s not hard to identify the young 20 cones a day dope smokers around town. They have a cough like a 70 year old 2 pack a day cigarette smoker.

    That said, my understanding is that medicinal THC, in Australia at least, is meant to be made into a syrup or something and ingested orally, not smoked.

  185. thefrolickingmole

    I discovered that Ms Doolittle was my father, being IT’s husband.

    Uncle daddy?
    Aunty mum?

    Inquiring minds want to know, are you all large 300 pound black men living in a trailer park in Florida?

  186. Zatara

    To be clear, I’m not anti-cannabis. A dear friend of mine with what is likely terminal cancer gets their only relief from it.

    I am however totally anti the bullshit from the left that make it out as clean as a whistle while tobacco is the devil’s weed.

    Someone smoking cannabis from their teens and on is IMO just as likely to roll those cancer dice as a tobacco smoker.

  187. DH Bolt keeps saying that, many of us were put in charge of equipment and production worth multiple millions, could we claim immunity because of ‘young and foolish’ if things go pear shaped?

    At what age are you considered to be an adult and responsible for your actions?

    It’s a very good point. Is this tacit acknowledgment that the people coming out of universities are immature children? Based on the present campus behavior, it would seem so.

    What was the average age in Vietnam again? 19?

  188. incoherent rambler

    my understanding is that medicinal THC, in Australia at least, is meant to be made into a syrup or something and ingested orally, not smoked.

    Where is the fun in that?

    Like kissing a woman through a plastic sheet.

  189. Leigh Lowe

    I expect Morriswan will have an ACCC flying squad abducting bankers from Collins, Kent and George Streets in burlap sacks for re-education shortly. Those that don’t measure up can expect a short offshore helicopter ride.

    Grocerywatch 4.1.2?

  190. Tintarella di Luna

    Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has suggested the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in 2010 could have been avoided if executives from the companies responsible had been drawn from more diverse backgrounds…………
    Addressing hundreds of delegates at a conference in Perth yesterday, the 26-year-old former mechanical engineer cited the Gulf of Mexico spill to urge more gender and cultural diversity among directors and senior management of male-dominated oil and gas companies.

    The Stupid is strong with this one.

    Ms Abdel-Magied mustn’t have heard of the Tower of Babel

  191. Someone smoking cannabis from their teens and on is IMO just as likely to roll those cancer dice as a tobacco smoker.

    As a lifetime user of both**, my autopsy should be a real hoot.
    Been vaping the last five years as well.

    ———————–
    ** – Gave up hooch about eight years ago.

  192. Sparkx

    Many years ago I came off my motor bike and fractured my collar bone. The pain from a sneeze or a bit of laughter was unbearable. Prescription medicine did little. Weed was the only thing that got me through.

  193. Geriatric Mayfly

    Standby. Here comes another media luvvie, complete with a re-programmed crotch.

    Then known as Private Bradley Manning, she later underwent gender transition in jail.
    She will be released from a correctional facility at Fort Leavenworth, a US Army disciplinary barracks in Kansas.

  194. No. I think Muslims do deserve their own spaces. Preferably behind barb wire fences.

    No.
    Any enemy that is allowed its own space to hide, recuperate, and sally forth again is an unbeatable enemy.
    They will encroach on any and all adjacent areas and can only grow stronger.
    They must be assaulted in their lairs and utterly destroyed.
    This slow encroachment and ever present pushing against boundaries has enabled the Muslim Empire to go from one lunatic to enslavement of 1.2 billion people.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Haha!

    Lefties are now shitting themselves that Pence could become President.

    Impeach Trump and a hardline religious conservative takes his place.

    J H Christ!
    I’ll bet if you asked the a sample of “Political Science” student who would be President if Trump was impeached, a good 30% would say, with absolute confidence, “Well, der. Hillary, of course.”
    Incidentally, I just saw a clip of Nancy Pelosi on Fox saying that you can’t impeach someone based on inuendo. You need facts.
    I think the Dems gave realised they need to hose this shit down.

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    They will encroach on any and all adjacent areas and can only grow stronger.

    That’s what the automatic machine guns on the wall are for.
    Wall them off.
    If they come within 1 km of the wall they get shot at.
    It works for the ferals in Gaza.
    With a little prodding from the IAF from time to time.

    You have a few heavily fortified crossing points where muslims can come and apostatize. Then you accept the apostates. If any of the apostates un-apostatize you put them back over the wall.
    Carrots and sticks work.
    Walls work.

  197. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I just saw a clip of Nancy Pelosi on Fox saying that you can’t impeach someone based on inuendo. You need facts.

    Pelosi is having what alcoholics refer to as a “moment of clarity”.

    When she is the sanest commentor in Washington, you know the lunatics are on a bender.

  198. From IT’s link above:

    Listen, what causes climate deprivation is population. If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy, we wouldn’t have the climate problems that we have. That’s the fundamental cause of climate change. Even if the Vatican doesn’t tell us that.

    Simply put, Steinem is saying we need to kill more people. She is a totalitarian.

  199. H B Bear

    Nice try CL. You won’t be getting any Youtube clicks on that with a preview pane.

  200. thefrolickingmole

    dover_beach

    Its the typical “way too many of YOUR sort of people and just the right number of ME” weve come to expect from the rancid left.

    If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy

    I think poor Mungo the dung herder and his wife would have shown a suitable level of appreciation for that comment 500 years ago.

  201. H B Bear

    $1.2bn a year for the ALPBC staff co-op and the best they can do is repeat hearsay from WaPo and the NYT?
    That is what Yahoo7 is for.

  202. srr

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 2h2 hours ago

    YourVoice™ America (5/16) “WAPO Russia Story Implodes + Seth Rich Bombshell”:

  203. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think the Dems have realised they need to hose this shit down.

    Not that you’d notice.

    Democrats Reel from DNC Chair’s Announcement That Party Will Exclude Pro-Life Candidates

    The Dems have been trying to walk this one back, including Pelosi, but it shows you they have been captured by the same bunch who chose Corbyn for the UK Labour leadership.

    I like how Perez said yesterday he thinks the Dems will take control of the House and the Senate in 2018. On the recent Dem craziness this looks unlikely.

  204. srr

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 5h5 hours ago

    Trump is about to execute a classic redemption arc on his Middle East trip.
    The Media has lowered expectation so much, he will be heroic.

  205. Geriatric Mayfly

    Didn’t Steinem marry A MAN sometime back? She lost a lot of feminist cred by making such a poor life choice. With that goes the authority to spout feminist boilerplate, one would have thought.

  206. Libby Zee

    In the last thread, I discovered that Ms Doolittle was my father, being IT’s husband.

    I’m just glad she didn’t cut my hand off.

    Does anyone have anything further to add?

    The family motto: We are us.

  207. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dope smokers are no good hippy trash who literally make McDonalds prices go up.

    And I say this as someone with a Masters in Marijuana and a Bachelor in Buckets.
    😁

  208. Aah.
    Buckets.
    Giving all those little nasties a few seconds to settle out – if you can wait that long…

  209. Fat Tony

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2382054, posted on May 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm
    You have a few heavily fortified crossing points where muslims can come and apostatize. Then you accept the apostates. If any of the apostates un-apostatize you put them back over the wall.
    Carrots and sticks work.
    Walls work.

    You realise that Allahu Akbar means that “our god (Allah) is greater than your God”
    And, to them, since they get away with their murderous/rapist ways, their Allah is greater.

    Mecca & Medina need to be subjected to the purifying fires of large thermo-nuclear devices.

    Then it will be obvious to the goat & kiddie botherers that their Allah is not so great after all.

    Islam is a great cancer that will consume this planet, and must be destroyed, not walled in.

  210. herodotus

    ABC’s The World Today remains in deep Derangement Syndrome, virtually pleading with an American Professor that there should be some way Trump can be removed/impeached.

  211. Bruce of Newcastle

    [“]She[“] will be released from a correctional facility at Fort Leavenworth, a US Army disciplinary barracks in Kansas.

    Brad will be back in the army.
    That is going to be awesome fun.

    Chelsea Manning to return to active duty after prison release (Army Times, Monday)

    Pvt. Chelsea Manning is getting out of prison on Wednesday, and because her court-martial conviction is still under appeal, she’ll be staying in the Army for the forseeable future.

    Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison back in 2013, but an order by former President Obama in January commuted her sentence to seven years from her initial arrest, which adds up to May 17, 2017.

    She won’t draw a paycheck once she’s out, but she will be eligible for some benefits, according to an Army spokesman.

    If someone in the Army hierarchy has a sense of humour they will deploy him to Afghanistan.

  212. .

    People who want to ban or tax marijuana and tobacco are peas in a pod.

    They want to tell you how to live your life and are immoral cowards that want someone else with guns and the machinery of the state to steal off you.

    Offensive? Prove me wrong.

  213. srr

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 6h6 hours ago

    How disgusting is WAPO? Before running their fake story, they didn’t check their “sources” against a single person who was actually there.
    ..
    WAPO cites “former US Officials (read, “Obama hacks) as the source for their story. How they hell would THEY know what was said?!!!
    ..
    News Flash to the America hating Media – Trump has always said he would work with Russia to defeat ISIS. This is NOT news.
    ..
    We have crossed the Rubicon. WAPO #FakeNews has become #CriminalNews and #EspionageNews and #TreasonNews.

  214. areff

    Didn’t Steinem marry A MAN

    She’s a whore. She rubbed up against deep-pockets NY Daily News owner Morty Zuckerman for a while, later admitting she put up with the little dweeb because he had money and she needed it for Ms Magazine. She should have kept her knees together. Anne Summers came along not long after and ran the business into the ground by launching teen mag Sassy and entirely alienating advertisers and her target audience’s Middle American parents by peppering it with stories in praise of dildos, wanking and saphic schoolyard trysts.

    Summers returned to Australia along with business Partner Sandra Yates, who hired her pal’s profoundly stupid boyfriend to run the Sydney Writer Festival.

    Australia, what a great place. Talent, not needed. Brains, optional. Competence, vastly over-rated. All you need to get ahead in Australia is mates and access to the public pursue.

  215. Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has suggested the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in 2010 could have been avoided if executives from the companies responsible had been drawn from more diverse backgrounds…………

    Yeah right. She’s basically taken Theodore Dalrymple’s very astute observation (# 34,281) and flipped it;

    “Social engineering and engineering are two very different activities. It would be no consolation to know while on a collapsing bridge and about to plunge into the deep ravine below that it had been built by a truly representative sample of the population, and was therefore a monument to social justice. “

    Linky.

  216. .

    Manning ought to be free and General James Clapper ought to be in gaol.

    If not for people like Manning, Clapper could not have been caught out lying to Congress about the US government illegally spying on their own citizens.

    We could even be reasonable and demand that democratic governments stop allowing each other to spy on their citizenry and drop all charges.

  217. Australia, what a great place. Talent, not needed. Brains, optional. Competence, vastly over-rated. All you need to get ahead in Australia is mates and access to the public pursue.

    I suppose that explains the tall poppy syndrome. They hate people getting ahead who don’t have access to the mates and public purse option.

  218. srr

    😆

    Paul Joseph Watson‏Verified account @PrisonPlanet 2h2 hours ago

    I just wrote a memo to myself saying all the people I have a vendetta against did bad things.

    Who could argue with that?

    #ComeyMemo

    😆

  219. If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy

    Imagine the reaction of the media if this were said, not of children, but of the poor, the stranger, or the elderly. This is what you get from 60 years of feminist scumbaggery.

  220. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fat Tony – I am a Christian. As a result of the horrific behaviour of their fellow muslims in Syria, many muslims are converting to Christianity. And in Europe too.

    A lot of people go with the flow because it is better than having their heads cut off. The strategy to take is to make it possible for those people to escape the cult without being forced to drink the Kool Aid.

    We should design a situation to encourage that.

  221. C.L.

    Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has suggested the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in 2010 could have been avoided if executives from the companies responsible had been drawn from more diverse backgrounds…

    Why would we ask the gender that can’t parallel park how to run an oil rig?

  222. incoherent rambler
    #2381904, posted on May 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    In the interests of balancing the political debate, do we have an
    International day for homophobia, transphobia and biphobia?

    This is the entire purpose of “International days for / against / of [insert socialist justice cause here]”. They embody every aspect of Gramscian-Alinsky tactics.

    The subtle inference is that the other 364 days of the year are devoted to the antithesis of whatever is being highlighted on that day.

    How do we not learn from this? Why do we not have a “Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Socialism”? Why is there not a memorial on Lake Burley-Griffin for the thousands of drowned illegals under Rudd-Gillard? Why have kids never heard of the Holodomor?

  223. pete m

    I don’t think you can FOI the ABC.

    re DPP statement – the police always have the power to lay charges at any time – even if the dpp were invovled and didn’t recommend them. What the DPP said was just bare fact – we wont bring charge but you can if you want.

    almost a dare …

  224. Mother Lode

    the only person associated with the IPA for whom I have any intellectual respect.

    It sounds weird – hearing any reference to Kwiggin’s intellect.

    It is as incongruous and surreal as your dog clearly articulating “Be a good master and prepare my dinner – in the blue enamel bowl, I think. When you have done so, I will be in the library licking my own balls.”

  225. Leigh Lowe

    DPP statement – the police always have the power to lay charges at any time – even if the dpp were invovled and didn’t recommend them. What the DPP said was just bare fact – we wont bring charge but you can if you want.

    almost a dare …

    Correct.
    It is being spun as a “Green Light” to lay charges by the Mudrock press, which simply shows how ignorant they are of the process.
    As I pointed out here last night, the normal process for serious sexual assault would be that VicPol prepare a brief of evidence which the DPP would prosecute if it thought it had a winnable case.
    Normally they would just return the brief if they didn’t think it had a chance of getting up and that would be the end of it.
    Clearly Fatty has been leaning on the DPP to prosecute and this is their way of telling him to go out on a limb and start sawing trunk-side.
    I almost want him to do it and watch Pell’s QC tear Fatty’s star witnesses to pieces.

  226. Fisky

    Excellent! If the perception of nepotism can get Trump to boot those two out the WH front door the world will be noticeably improved by it.

    I very much doubt Trump would ever consider firing his daughter.

  227. srr

    Warning! Warning! Trigger Word!

    This is an amazing show – it is making ‘Enemy of the State’ look more prophetic than ever.

    You need a permission slip from the churchians before you may prophecy anything here, lest pope commie frank and his mob haven’t signed off on it … the poor pets simply can’t handle normies seeing the future and around corners 😉 🙂

  228. srr

    herodotus
    #2382071, posted on May 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    ABC’s The World Today remains in deep Derangement Syndrome, virtually pleading with an American Professor that there should be some way Trump can be removed/impeached.

    That’s because The Clinton Crime Cartel is indeed (deeds and guilty parties), International, and they have good reason to fear the fallout of Trump getting Justice Done.

  229. notafan

    srr
    #2224084, posted on November 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm
    btw nota, I’m Catholic, and the priest who married us rode a Ducati. We did most of God talking in his garage while he worked on his bike 😉

  230. John Comnenus

    YAM is half right re Deepwater Horizon – more diversity in the decision making team would likely lead to better decision making.

    However, the last people you want in the decision making team are people from cultures with a high power distance relationship i.e. those who do what they are told by the boss and obey authority without question. So that rules out involving most people from North and East Africa and the Middle East – cultures that have extremely high power distance relationships.

    The diversity that would have helped is not in culture or gender or sexuality, but in the way people understand the problem and develop solutions.

  231. srr

    You’ve posted this twice, without comment-

    notafan
    #2382098, posted on May 17, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    srr
    #2224084, posted on November 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm
    btw nota, I’m Catholic, and the priest who married us rode a Ducati. We did most of God talking in his garage while he worked on his bike 😉

    Is it your way of calling for the excommunication of all Catholics who dare not have your irrational loathing of all things motorcycle?

    I’d tell you where he retired to, but I’d fear your very nasty obsessive derangement might make you a danger to his delightful little community, being the world travelled, little Catholic stalking globetrotter you love to boast of being.

  232. Sparkx

    Yep, too many engineers on the team leading Deepwater Horizon. The odd dentist or two, a nurse here and cabinet maker there would have given the team much greater diversity and a far greater insight.

  233. srr

    /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever 2h

    #SethRich was alive when he arrived at the hospital with 2 gunshot wounds in the back.

    Statistically, he should have lived. What happened?

    https://twitter.com/polNewsForever/status/864654369278636032

  234. Mother Lode

    In the interests of balancing the political debate, do we have an
    International day for homophobia, transphobia and biphobia?

    The place where I work has drinkies one Friday afternoon a month. Usually there is a raffle for some charity or other – the homeless, the sick, the old, various forgotten demographics (I can’t remember who they are).

    This month it is that anti-homo-trans-bi-phobia thing. They have brought in some tacky transvestite to be a bit of an act, apparently.

    The company itself has declared that it will do more to promote these sadly befuddled Oxford-Street urchins.

    Now, either they have caught themselves actively recruiting against alphabet people (and, from my experience, the recruitment process focuses on professional competence, or (and this is my suspicion) they intend to start discriminating in their favour.

    It just sticks in my throat that my contract of employment is being used to rope me into supposedly supporting a cause where supposedly hard-headed engineers have become cowed by SJW’s.

  235. Dot;

    They want to tell you how to live your life and are immoral cowards that want someone else with guns and the machinery of the state to steal off you.

    Offensive? Prove me wrong.

    You cannot be proven wrong, for you are 100% right.

  236. notafan

    It’s my way of pointing out you are a liar.

    No interest in the priest or the bike, sir.

    but keep pretending it is me with the obsession, Cats are pretty smart and can draw their own conclusions.

    I looked up your favourite epithet ‘churchian’ as I hadn’t heard it before you starting using it, so yeah no, and your comments about the Catholic Church last December haven’t disappeared from the internet either.

  237. hzhousewife

    They have brought in some tacky transvestite to be a bit of an act, apparently.

    Is this person to be paid for the “act”.
    If so, I see the inklings of a new industry here, an industry parallel to that of the “welcome to country” industry, which has become so successful no ceremonial event or large gathering can occur without a performer.

  238. Mother Lode

    I don’t know if the gaudy bauble with a double chin is being paid.

    I am not sure if it is going to do a show and make nauseating innuendos about audience members wanting to do carnal things with it (along with torturing songs with sadistic relish), make a speech meant to give little shocks to the audience with it’s salacious audacity, or just totter about on its grand hams intruding into conversations to steer them its own way.

    Moreover, I am not going to be there to find out.

  239. This month it is that anti-homo-trans-bi-phobia thing. They have brought in some tacky transvestite to be a bit of an act, apparently.

    The company itself has declared that it will do more to promote these sadly befuddled Oxford-Street urchins.

    What a clown show.

  240. Myrddin Seren

    Stimps

    Dope smokers are no good hippy trash who literally make McDonalds prices go up.

    And I say this as someone with a Masters in Marijuana and a Bachelor in Buckets.

    Hang in there, buddy. It can only be a matter of time before NDIS clients are getting their weed and ice free, psychotic episodes and whatnot for the vast numbers of NDIS clients who are there because dope and disappearing brain cells.

    By extension, they should get free Maccas under the NDIS too.

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