Wednesday Forum: May 17, 2017

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  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    YAM is half right re Deepwater Horizon

    Just a reminder.

    Ixtoc-1 owned by the Mexican government
    Deepwater Horizon owned by BP

    Very similar spills. Mexico told the swampies to fuck off. BP was reamed a new one with a big green dildo.

    Environmental harm nearly zero. The sulfate reducing bacteria ate the oil in both cases.

  2. Myrddin Seren

    Mother Lode

    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.

    Given it will be impossible for organisations to hit their diversity targets if straight, Anglo males can’t be ‘persuaded’ to leave in vast numbers and free up positions, active discrimination at the hiring end will be paramount.

  3. feelthebern

    Watched some of the media inquiry today.
    Greg Hywood from Fairfax is incoherent.
    Says that there needs to be government support for “independent” media and that’s not a hand out.
    And when questioned about the pay scales at Fairfax, he says that pay is determined by the market.

    No shame.

  4. notafan

    If the government is going to refuse all dsp claims that are drug or alchol induced (as suggested in the budget) and force those people to remain on newstart (or get a job which isn’t impossible) then it should follow they will never get NDIS, I hope.

  5. rickw

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

    Statistically, he should have lived. What happened?

    Don’t fuck with the Clintons!

  6. Myrddin Seren

    Bruce

    I have seen the argument made elsewhere that BP North America had a crap safety culture.

    eg Texas City refinery.

    Britain’s biggest company, which has been running up record profits, has run into a number of safety problems in America at sites inherited when it bought Amoco and Arco in the late 1990s.

    If there was a cultural problem at Texas City and Deepwater Horizon, it is that BP at the parent level did not inculcate what the priorities should be. And when you are an SJW oil company – top priority should be safety.

    That rant aside – can oil drilling expert Yassmin explain why all the other oil and gas platforms in the world haven’t blown up in the absence of crack management teams of 20-something trainee engineers-cum-SJWs ?

  7. H B Bear

    And when questioned about the pay scales at Fairfax, he says that pay is determined by the market.

    Well now they need to call someone from the Melbourne Zoo and find out what the going rate is for monkeys seated at typewriters. I’m thinking peanuts.

  8. Leigh Lowe

    Kenny the wombat fondler …

    Go hard, go early, go banks households

  9. Des Deskperson

    “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…”

    She may be ‘young and naive’ but she has certainly swallowed a lot of old sh*t.

    The, err, idea that ‘diversity’ – as the term is used by ‘progressive – is worthy and desirable not only because it is fairer but because it improves creativity and decision making has been around for some decades now. In the APS in the ‘nineties it overtook ‘EEO’ as the race/gender/disability activist’s buzz concept and it still pokes up from under the floorboards there from time to time.

    It’s an example of ‘plausible wishful thinking’. The premise seems at first not unreasonable but there is no reliable evidence anywhere that it is actually true or that it works.

    Moat of the conference attendees would have already heard and been bored by it.

  10. Fat Tony

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2382082, posted on May 17, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Fat Tony – I am a Christian. ……….
    We should design a situation to encourage that.

    That’s all well & good, but it won’t stop the coming conflagration, courtesy of Islam & socialism

    On our current trajectory, extremely bad things are going to happen.
    The (nuclear) destruction of Mecca & Medina would save probably a billion lives, if not more.

  11. Roger

    Mo[s]t of the conference attendees would have already heard and been bored by it.

    Then, as Adam averred up thread, why was she invited to talk to them?

    Can’t find a link now, but Yassmin is listed by UQ Engineering Dept. as their number 1 alumnus.

    No large projects managed, no patents to her name…heck, she doesn’t even work in the field anymore.

    This “diversity” rubbish is getting way out of hand. It’s going to end up costing lives, if it hasn’t already.

  12. Myrddin Seren

    Greg Hywood from Fairfax is incoherent.
    Says that there needs to be government support for “independent” media

    Malcolm and Lucy’s Grattan Institute To Do list:

    – Nationalise the banks. ( Well under way ).

    – Nationalise the retail petrol sector ( To Do ).

    – Nationalise the supermarkets and food chain ( To Do )

    – Wreck the energy sector ( Done ).

    – Destroy mining ( Must do before next election ).

    – Make all media an arm of the State ( Thanks Greg, added to the list ).

    – Destroy Liberal Party ( Done ).

    Only a matter of time before Greg’s dream of the rest of his life on the taxpayer teat is realised.

  13. Mark A

    Mother Lode
    #2382112, posted on May 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    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.

    I had a job offers with better pay in the past, but this is that reason I stick to my current position, working for a majority Japanese owned company they have no truck with this sort of rubbish.

    Not that they are against equal opportunity mind you.
    We have a few women engineers, not a lot but those we have can stack up against any man in most situations.

  14. Mitch M.

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

    There are 3 large studies that find no association and one study suggested it might even be protective against oral cancers. Two principle reasons: cannabinoids inhibit cell proliferation and limit inflammation; the latter being particularly important because it is the inflammatory response of our stupid innate immune system that does so much damage.

  15. Leigh Lowe

    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…

    Forget that it is Yasmin el-Teatowel for a moment.
    What we have here is a graduate engineer – a lowly mech eng at that – with one year’s experience lecturing people on risk management on one of the more complex pieces of kit on the planet.
    May as well get the hospital cleaner to deliver a paper on brain surgery.

  16. Myrddin Seren

    House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz Demands All FBI Documents on Trump, Comey

    The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has about communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.

    Wonder if they will turn up from the FBI what they think they are going to turn up ?

  17. Sparkx

    they should get free Maccas under the NDIS

    Shoosh, don’t even think it otherwise the MSM will be demanding it all over their front pages by the end of the week.

  18. Then, as Adam averred up thread, why was she invited to talk to them?

    Can’t find a link now, but Yassmin is listed by UQ Engineering Dept. as their number 1 alumnus.

    No large projects managed, no patents to her name…heck, she doesn’t even work in the field anymore.

    This “diversity” rubbish is getting way out of hand. It’s going to end up costing lives, if it hasn’t already.

    Don’t forget that APPEA is an entirely industry run and funded body. Its entire premise is to negotiate with governments on the part of the oil & gas companies. So having Yasmin in was the industry’s own idea.

    The only other thing that makes sense apart from SJW convergence, (which is entirely possible based on the interactions with APPEA staff that I have had over the years), is that this was a little dig at the Shell CEO who was sitting up there with Yasmin, seeing as she used to work for his company. Or perhaps a combination of both.

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That rant aside – can oil drilling expert Yassmin explain why all the other oil and gas platforms in the world haven’t blown up in the absence of crack management teams of 20-something trainee engineers-cum-SJWs ?

    Lets imagine the possibilities here. Teams of 20 – something SJW’s with impeccable feminist and religious credentials, with a couple of years actual experience, to be deployed anywhere in the world in the interests of diversity…I want some grey haired individual, who’s seen it all before, thank you.

  20. max

    Love this. From today’s Office of Readings:

    From a letter to Diognetus

    The Christian in the world

    Christians are indistinguishable from other men either by nationality, language or customs. They do not inhabit separate cities of their own, or speak a strange dialect, or follow some outlandish way of life. Their teaching is not based upon reveries inspired by the curiosity of men. Unlike some other people, they champion no purely human doctrine. With regard to dress, food and manner of life in general, they follow the customs of whatever city they happen to be living in, whether it is Greek or foreign.
    And yet there is something extraordinary about their lives. They live in their own countries as though they were only passing through. They play their full role as citizens, but labour under all the disabilities of aliens. Any country can be their homeland, but for them their homeland, wherever it may be, is a foreign country. Like others, they marry and have children, but they do not expose them. They share their meals, but not their wives. They live in the flesh, but they are not governed by the desires of the flesh. They pass their days upon earth, but they are citizens of heaven. Obedient to the laws, they yet live on a level that transcends the law.
    Christians love all men, but all men persecute them. Condemned because they are not understood, they are put to death, but raised to life again. They live in poverty, but enrich many; they are totally destitute, but possess an abundance of everything. They suffer dishonour, but that is their glory. They are defamed, but vindicated. A blessing is their answer to abuse, deference their response to insult. For the good they do they receive the punishment of malefactors, but even then they rejoice, as though receiving the gift of life. They are attacked by the Jews as aliens, they are persecuted by the Greeks, yet no one can explain the reason for this hatred.
    To speak in general terms, we may say that the Christian is to the world what the soul is to the body. As the soul is present in every part of the body, while remaining distinct from it, so Christians are found in all the cities of the world, but cannot be identified with the world. As the visible body contains the invisible soul, so Christians are seen living in the world, but their religious life remains unseen. The body hates the soul and wars against it, not because of any injury the soul has done it, but because of the restriction the soul places on its pleasures. Similarly, the world hates the Christians, not because they have done it any wrong, but because they are opposed to its enjoyments.
    Christians love those who hate them just as the soul loves the body and all its members despite the body’s hatred. It is by the soul, enclosed within the body, that the body is held together, and similarly, it is by the Christians, detained in the world as in a prison, that the world is held together. The soul, though immortal, has a mortal dwelling place; and Christians also live for a time amidst perishable things, while awaiting the freedom from change and decay that will be theirs in heaven. As the soul benefits from the deprivation of food and drink, so Christians flourish under persecution. Such is the Christian’s lofty and divinely appointed function, from which he is not permitted to excuse himself.

  21. Leigh Lowe

    The other point I was going to make about Ms Teatowel’s pronunciations is something which is a common misconception among members of the public.
    Her limited experience in the generic world of “offshore oil platforms” was a short stint on a production platform, as I understand it.
    A drilling platform is an entirely different beast.

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    I have seen the argument made elsewhere that BP North America had a crap safety culture.

    I am no friend of BP, and I won’t go to their servos because they don’t offer ULP without ethanol.
    But my suspicion is the safety culture at Pemex would not be within cooee of BP’s.

  23. jupes

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

    This site’s resident idiot puts in his two bobs worth.

    Manning should be shot for releasing military secrets to the enemy in wartime. There is no excuse for that.

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    I am no friend of BP, and I won’t go to their servos because they don’t offer ULP without ethanol.

    If I can quit smoking you can quit sniffing petrol Bruce.
    Stay strong.
    😁

  25. Fisky

    Bernardi phoning it in, as he does every week. He’s a check-box conservative.

    Dear xxx,

    For the first time in many months I am struggling to choose a topic for my Weekly Dose of Common Sense.

  26. Her limited experience in the generic world of “offshore oil platforms” was a short stint on a production platform, as I understand it.
    A drilling platform is an entirely different beast.

    Indeed. It is just mind-boggling that the oil execs sat there and took what she said without batting an eyelid. If the oil & gas industry gets converged then people will die. Simples.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Don’t forget that APPEA is an entirely industry run and funded body. Its entire premise is to negotiate with governments on the part of the oil & gas companies. So having Yasmin in was the industry’s own idea.

    Well, up to a point.
    Remember that these events are often sponsored by a narrow group of companies, and are seen as a ‘branding’ event, rather than a ‘technology conference’, even though they are often billed as the latter. As such they will be largely run by the ponytails in Corporate Communications who sell the idea that it will be soooo cool to have Teatowel speak. She has high brand recognition (so does Adolf Hitler btw).

    The only other thing that makes sense apart from SJW convergence, (which is entirely possible based on the interactions with APPEA staff that I have had over the years), is that this was a little dig at the Shell CEO who was sitting up there with Yasmin, seeing as she used to work for his company. Or perhaps a combination of both.

    That industry is not alone. See the other recent thread about the CPA organisation being hijacked by that vacuous dickhead Alex Malley.

  28. Des Deskperson

    ‘Mo[s]t’

    Ta, Roger. That’s autocorrect for you.

    It’s interesting to note that while ‘diversity’ in the APS has increased – particularly gender diversity, the percentage of women in the SES (the senior management group) has rise from 35% to 43% in fifteen years – it would be a very courageous person indeed who would suggest that the quality of advice to and support for governments has shown any parallel improvement – or indeed any improvement – over that time.

  29. Roger

    So having Yasmin in was the industry’s own idea.

    Because you can never have too much lecturing on diversity, apparently.

    It’s the shibboleth of the cultural Marxists who, having taken over our educational institutions, are now apparently working their way through big business.

  30. Philippa Martyr

    Does anyone have anything further to add?

    You are GrigZees transgender son.

    Noooooooooooooooo

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

    Ah am. And Ah remain so.

    Yankee.

  31. Roger

    It’s interesting to note that while ‘diversity’ in the APS has increased – particularly gender diversity…

    Not to mention toilet options, Des 😉

  32. rickw

    I am no friend of BP, and I won’t go to their servos because they don’t offer ULP without ethanol.

    Putting hydroscopic material in your fuel system is a great idea! 😉

  33. Leigh Lowe

    I am no friend of BP …

    Ha, ha.
    Neither am I.
    I am working through an impenetrable pile of vague and contradictory shit to respond to a proposal to BP at the moment.
    Faaaaark.
    I just finished another one for them in a different part of the world a couple of weeks ago and it was just as bad … but in completely different format, so it is not a product of a monolithic ‘one size fits all’ bureaucracy.
    I diagnose a lack of diversity.

  34. Zatara

    There are 3 large studies that find no association

    And dozens of major studies have linked it to lung cancer.

    People who smoke marijuana have changes in their blood vessels that increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, the New England Journal review shows.

    Why cannabis is a greater cancer risk than tobacco

    Smoking cannabis is more harmful than cigarettes and more likely to trigger cancer, according to a report.

    The British Lung Foundation says that when cannabis and tobacco are smoked together, the harmful effects are significantly worse…..

    Does Marijuana Cause Cancer?

    The greatest health danger of marijuana is due to smoking, like cigarettes. While THC is a relatively safe drug, smoked marijuana is hazardous. Careful scientific analyses have identified at least 6,000 of the same chemicals in marijuana smoke as are present in tobacco (Iversen, 2008). The main difference between the two is THC in marijuana and nicotine in tobacco. Otherwise, smoked marijuana and smoked tobacco are chemically very similar.

    Furthermore, one of the most potent carcinogens in tobacco smoke, benzo(α)pyrene, is present in even greater amounts in marijuana smoke. As marijuana smokers frequently inhale and hold the smoke in their lungs, this increases the amount of tar deposited in the respiratory system by about a factor of four. No wonder, research shows that approximately 20% of regular pot smokers (and it only takes 3 to 4 joints a day) complain of chronic bronchitis, coughing and excess mucus (Tashkin, 2005).

    As I said, despite some of the positive medical uses for it smoking cannabis is potentially just as bad or worse than smoking tobacco for heart disease, cancer, etc.

  35. Geriatric Mayfly

    Doctor Julia Gillard. ( For Doctor she now is)

  36. Myrddin Seren

    ZK2A

    Lets imagine the possibilities here. Teams of 20 – something SJW’s with impeccable feminist and religious credentials, with a couple of years actual experience, to be deployed anywhere in the world in the interests of diversity…

    Further to my comment upthread in reply to Mother Lode’s

    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.

    Zulu – your assessment will occur.

    Big government and Big Business will shortly start assessing tenders with a focus on ‘diversity’. I think it is already happening overseas and you can bet your worn out army boots it most definitely will happen here.

    So, Mother Lode’s employer may put in a cracker bid based on price, competency, performance, skills & experience to, for example, BHP or Aurizon. However, if Mother Lode’s employer hasn’t managed to weed out the deplorables and fill the quotas with various victim groups de jour, then the Yassmin Abdel-Magied Engineering and Consulting Company will inevitably get the business.

    We Deplorables all better be getting ready to be cast out of career-stream type jobs and get our heads around menial labour, at best.

  37. Top Ender

    Sounds like fun times all round:

    Terror links a matter of translation, hearing told

    PIA AKERMAN

    Lawyers for the so-called “tinny terrorists” accused of preparing to join Islamic State sympathisers in The Philippines have attacked a police interpreter’s translation of terms including “jihad”, “Virgins of Paradise’’ and “suicide bomber martyrdom missions”.

    The case against Robert “Musa’’ Cerantonio, Paul Dacre, Shayden Thorne, Kadir Kaya, Murat Kaya and Antonio Granata has heard further evidence of the lengthy Australian Federal Police operation targeting the Melbourne group, which included telephone intercepts and other surveillance.

    Five of the men were arrested near Cairns last May towing a 7m boat, allegedly intending to sail from Cape York to The Philippines. The sixth, Murat Kaya, is accused of helping buy the boat.

    AFP interpreter Vera Oujami yesterday told the Melbourne Magistrates Court she had been asked to translate a glossary of Arabic terms for investigators.

    She said a word meaning “migration” usually meant migration of Muslims from a “land of disbelievers” to one ruled by sharia, and was commonly used by Islamic State to order travel to its Muslim caliphate.

    She translated other words as meaning “Virgins of Paradise” and referring to Muslims embarking on martyrdom missions by becoming suicide bombers.

    Gideon Boas, representing Mr Cerantonio, suggested she had wrongly given the words a “terror-related context” instead of keeping them in their “pure” form. “These are terms that are highly inflammatory and have a significant influence in the context of a jury trial,” he said.

    Ms Oujami said she had given a faithful interpretation of how the words could be used, rejecting his suggestion that “jihad” meant “personal struggle” rather than “Islamic holy war”.

    Obvious defence. A glossary should be provided:

    Jihad = trip to Maccas

    Bomb = piñata

    Infidels = teddy bears

    The committal hearing was halted briefly earlier in the day after supporters of the accused men used mobile phones to take photographs in the courtroom.

    On Monday, a veiled woman related to the group used her phone to photograph the accused smiling in the dock, prompting magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg to warn yesterday that this was in breach of court rules and no mobile phone use would be tolerated.

    Hmm. But will he go for it?

    His advice was flouted hours later when corrections staff saw a man sitting among Mr Thorne’s supporters use his mobile phone. The phone was then confiscated.

    And then smashed into bits by a big bloke with a cudgel. No, sorry, that bit was totally made up.

    The court has heard some of the accused men allegedly were heard in jail “celebrating” last year’s Bastille Day terror attack in Nice. It also heard a jogger saw a large group of Muslim men and women in a Melbourne park chanting anti-Western Koranic verses and using Islamic State flags.

    Mr Rozencwajg has rejected a media request for images collected by the AFP that show Mr Cerantonio in a park in front of an Islamic State flag, and similar images with Mr Granata, Mr Thorne and the Kaya brothers.

    The hearing continues.

  38. rickw

    What we have here is a graduate engineer – a lowly mech eng at that – with one year’s experience lecturing people on risk management on one of the more complex pieces of kit on the planet.

    Most graduate engineers in the oil industry have the good manners and sense to keep their mouths closed and their ears open on the topic of risk management, but apparently the muslim/ female / tea towel ones don’t.

  39. Mitch M.

    FFS, Really, The Daily Mail? That’s your reference?

    Int J Cancer. 2015 Feb 15;136(4):894-903. doi: 10.1002/ijc.29036. Epub 2014 Jun 30.
    Cannabis smoking and lung cancer risk: Pooled analysis in the International Lung Cancer Consortium.
    Zhang LR1, Morgenstern H, Greenland S, Chang SC, Lazarus P, Teare MD, Woll PJ, Orlow I, Cox B; Cannabis and Respiratory Disease Research Group of New Zealand, Brhane Y, Liu G, Hung RJ.
    Author information

    Abstract
    To investigate the association between cannabis smoking and lung cancer risk, data on 2,159 lung cancer cases and 2,985 controls were pooled from 6 case-control studies in the US, Canada, UK, and New Zealand within the International Lung Cancer Consortium. Study-specific associations between cannabis smoking and lung cancer were estimated using unconditional logistic regression adjusting for sociodemographic factors, tobacco smoking status and pack-years; odds-ratio estimates were pooled using random effects models. Subgroup analyses were done for sex, histology and tobacco smoking status. The shapes of dose-response associations were examined using restricted cubic spline regression. The overall pooled OR for habitual versus nonhabitual or never users was 0.96 (95% CI: 0.66-1.38). Compared to nonhabitual or never users, the summary OR was 0.88 (95%CI: 0.63-1.24) for individuals who smoked 1 or more joint-equivalents of cannabis per day and 0.94 (95%CI: 0.67-1.32) for those consumed at least 10 joint-years. For adenocarcinoma cases the ORs were 1.73 (95%CI: 0.75-4.00) and 1.74 (95%CI: 0.85-3.55), respectively. However, no association was found for the squamous cell carcinoma based on small numbers. Weak associations between cannabis smoking and lung cancer were observed in never tobacco smokers. Spline modeling indicated a weak positive monotonic association between cumulative cannabis use and lung cancer, but precision was low at high exposure levels. Results from our pooled analyses provide little evidence for an increased risk of lung cancer among habitual or long-term cannabis smokers, although the possibility of potential adverse effect for heavy consumption cannot be excluded.
    © 2014 UICC.
    KEYWORDS:
    Cannabis smoking; lung cancer; marijuana smoking; never smokers
    PMID: 24947688 PMCID: PMC4262725 DOI: 10.1002/ijc.29036
    [Indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article

    Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jul 10;166(13):1359-67.
    The association between marijuana smoking and lung cancer: a systematic review.
    Mehra R1, Moore BA, Crothers K, Tetrault J, Fiellin DA.
    Author information

    Abstract
    BACKGROUND:
    The association between marijuana smoking and lung cancer is unclear, and a systematic appraisal of this relationship has yet to be performed. Our objective was to assess the impact of marijuana smoking on the development of premalignant lung changes and lung cancer.
    METHODS:
    Studies assessing the impact of marijuana smoking on lung premalignant findings and lung cancer were selected from MEDLINE, PSYCHLIT, and EMBASE databases according to the following predefined criteria: English-language studies of persons 18 years or older identified from 1966 to the second week of October 2005 were included if they were research studies (ie, not letters, reviews, editorials, or limited case studies), involved persons who smoked marijuana, and examined premalignant or cancerous changes in the lung.
    RESULTS:
    Nineteen studies met selection criteria. Studies that examined lung cancer risk factors or premalignant changes in the lung found an association of marijuana smoking with increased tar exposure, alveolar macrophage tumoricidal dysfunction, increased oxidative stress, and bronchial mucosal histopathologic abnormalities compared with tobacco smokers or nonsmoking controls. Observational studies of subjects with marijuana exposure failed to demonstrate significant associations between marijuana smoking and lung cancer after adjusting for tobacco use. The primary methodologic deficiencies noted include selection bias, small sample size, limited generalizability, overall young participant age precluding sufficient lag time for lung cancer outcome identification, and lack of adjustment for tobacco smoking.
    CONCLUSION:
    Given the prevalence of marijuana smoking and studies predominantly supporting biological plausibility of an association of marijuana smoking with lung cancer on the basis of molecular, cellular, and histopathologic findings, physicians should advise patients regarding potential adverse health outcomes until further rigorous studies are performed that permit definitive conclusions.
    PMID: 16832000 DOI: 10.1001/archinte.166.13.1359
    [Indexed for MEDLINE]

  40. Leigh Lowe

    It seems APPEA were all over “diversidy and ‘clusion” at their conference.
    Check out the photo at the link.
    Talk about diversidy!
    They look like they could have all grown up on the same street in Rawalpindi.
    Read on at the link.
    The oil industry is now being lecture by E&Y (well known accounting firm) about oil and gas.
    FMD!

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    Sean Davis‏Verified account @seanmdav 2h2 hours ago

    Worth noting that the reporter who published the FISA leak is one of a tiny handful of people followed by Comey’s secret Twitter account.

  42. rickw

    Britain’s biggest company, which has been running up record profits, has run into a number of safety problems in America at sites inherited when it bought Amoco and Arco in the late 1990s.

    I met someone who had worked at that refinery, their view was that it was a failure to fix a pre-existing culture, that could easily be a 10 year project and not an easy one.

  43. val majkus

    Doctor Julia Gillard. ( For Doctor she now is)

    remember Perfessor Palmer?

  44. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Wouldn’t true diversity in the engineering field be hiring people who failed engineering or not even studied it?

  45. val majkus

    Roger Franklin on next week’s Q & A line up:

    Or could it be, do you think, with Malcolm Turnbull in trouble poll-wise, performance-wise and party room-wise, Q&A’s producers believe he needs a dutiful propagandist and off-the-books publicist to get out there, front and centre, and remind the populace how lucky they are to live in a country where the leader of the nominal conservative party pours cups of tea for Gillian Triggs and beams with delight at his Labouresque budget? ….
    What might happen if the current PM were to be replaced, the ABCers who did so much to promote Turnbull must surely be thinking? Why, the Coalition might regain an edge on Bill Shorten! At the very least, given how many seats the current PM is certain to lose, a fresh or re-cycled Liberal face might “save the furniture”, as did Kevin Rudd after usurping his own usurper. If you are a Q&A producer and audience-stacker it makes all the sense in the world to keep a guaranteed loser atop the loathed party until your own favourite can sweep him aside on election day.

    Q&A thoughtfully provides an online page, reachable via the link below, where viewers can put questions to the show’s guests in advance. A good one might be, ….

  46. Roger

    Company directors: Let’s talk about quotas.

    What is applied here to gender quotas in Australian companies will also be applied to ethnic and religious quotas shortly, presumably based on analysis of the general population, because racism.

    Note the paucity of analysis or supporting data for some of the claims made.

    This is the result of filling HR departments with Arts graduates.

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    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 9h9 hours ago

    It was a great honor to welcome the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to the @WhiteHouse today!

    Say what you will about Trump’s enemies, there can be no denying the man is a complete and fuckwit with little to no idea.

    Welcoming a terrorist?

    Honoured to host him?

    Fuck off, Donald.

  48. struth

    Private companies put up with this bullshit when needing to deal with socialist/Marxist governments.
    They ARE being pressured by these governments to shoot themselves in the foot with diversity.
    Once they do this they are controlled and all but owned by government.
    Socialism controls the means of production.
    Communists own it.
    This shit is socialism 101.

  49. struth

    Anyone who thinks Turnbull could get replaced understands zip about politics and the U.N. agenda.
    He’s not going anywhere.

  50. It seems APPEA were all over “diversidy and ‘clusion” at their conference.
    Check out the photo at the link.
    Talk about diversidy!
    They look like they could have all grown up on the same street in Rawalpindi.
    Read on at the link.
    The oil industry is now being lecture by E&Y (well known accounting firm) about oil and gas.
    FMD!

    Oh gawd. It’s worse than I thought. From the link:

    APPEA 2017: strength in diversity

    Because those Nigerians have such a brilliant oil & gas industry that don’t need no pesky foreigners to bail them out of all their stupid incompetence.

  51. Oh my Lordy, this is the best bit:

    “It’s one thing to have stated policies to employ people irrespective of gender, nationality, background, age physical ability or sexual orientation,” he says.

    “It’s quite another to have the necessary business practices and cultural norms that accommodate a diverse range of people.”

    So on the one hand we have set up practices to not discriminate, but as this is based on merit then it seems we’re not getting enough dindos on the books, so we will now need to discriminate.

  52. Myrddin Seren

    Welcoming a terrorist?

    Honoured to host him?

    US troops are acting as a buffer force in northern Syria between the Kurds and the Turkish forces and their allies. They are at risk from all directions.

    There is no point in escalating with Erdogan and regretting it later. Erdogan will probably blow thinks up himself, but let it be his choice.

  53. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Big government and Big Business will shortly start assessing tenders with a focus on ‘diversity’. I think it is already happening overseas and you can bet your worn out army boots it most definitely will happen here.

    The process already exists for state tenders (Commonwealth, State and local). Tenderers are required to append all manner of nonsense including environmental and OHS policies, though I’m yet to see evidence that these requests are actually embedded in the selection criteria. The objective seems to be to shame companies into adopting the shit. Third party forcing on diversity will inevitably be added to the list.

    I frequently submit bids with “our policy is to comply with all laws to which we are subject- no more and no less”.

  54. val majkus

    James Allan on the budget:

    …Now I’m reliably told that some Coalition MPs actually hold a few right-of-centre views about debt, about eliminating the deficit, about standing up for free speech, about not supporting ever more tax increases, that sort of thing. Some of these near-extinct Liberal Party MPs are even, or so I’m assured, presently in cabinet. If that is true, then answer me this: why did not a single one of these perhaps-mythical creatures resign from cabinet when presented with this abomination of a big spending, big taxing, big government, Labor budget? Where was the man or woman of principle who refused to put his or her name to this Wayne Swan-inspired document?

    Did a single one of our so-called right-leaning Liberal cabinet ministers resign – you know, the ones we’ve all been assured repeatedly by the Turnbull apologists in the media would keep Malcolm from veering too far left? I certainly didn’t notice any resignations on principle. Not when this budget was announced. Not when superannuation was being attacked. And not when the Turnbull-led monstrosity of a supposedly Liberal government basically just gave up on doing anything about repealing Section 18C. (Apparently it’s now sufficient just to say you want, in general terms, to do something and then, when a few independent Senators say ‘no’, just throw in the towel and give up. That and that wan effort alone counts as enough for those without shame to claim they are fighting for Bill Leak’s memory and free speech in general. Personally, I’d prefer a double dissolution election on the issue, but then I’m concerned with outcomes, not virtue signalling and bumper-sticker moralising and hoping to con a few of the Liberal Party faithful into voting for you next election.)

    Now I understand the need for cabinet solidarity. But nothing in that doctrine requires a minister to stay in the job. Nothing prevents him from quitting, perhaps because the issues and beliefs that brought him into politics in the first place are being sold down the river by the people running the party. That sort of preparedness to quit and move to the backbench, rather than be associated with, say, an Italian-style spendathon budget is no doubt more likely to come from politicians who first had a successful career doing something other than being an earlier politician’s aide-de-camp or press secretary or what have you. ….

  55. Leigh Lowe

    Doctor Julia Gillard. ( For Doctor she now is)

    remember Perfessor Palmer?

    No.
    Neither does he apparently.

  56. struth

    Socialism has chosen jooos AND white western men as their scapegoats.
    The socialist methods are old and stale and just masked in different language.

    Diversity is as racist as the Holocaust and is exactly the same in its socialist intent.
    Social engineering is the engineering with this story.

  57. cynical1

    If the government is going to refuse all dsp claims that are drug or alchol induced (as suggested in the budget) and force those people to remain on newstart (or get a job which isn’t impossible) then it should follow they will never get NDIS, I hope.

    Not fair.

    What about self inflicted obesity?

  58. Libby Zee

    Doctor Julia Gillard. ( For Doctor she now is)

    Not so. Honorary Doctorates do not confer any right to use the title ‘Doctor/Dr’ on the recipient. The protocol is that only correspondence to the recipient from the conferring university is addressed in that way.

  59. val majkus

    a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer writing about the recent events in the FBI and about his father who served as an FBI special agent and who was extremely proud of the FBI

    …Dad’s been gone for ten years now. But he would roll over in his grave if he knew how the FBI caved in to the Justice Department over investigation of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified materials. My own concern is not so much because my Foreign Service colleagues and I would be in federal prison had we so recklessly threatened national security. But rather because a part of me is glad that dad’s not alive to see what has become of his beloved FBI.

    Americans get that Hillary Clinton brought the email and Clinton Foundation scandals upon herself. And that political favoritism and abuse of power long pervaded the upper echelons of the Obama Justice Department. No one was living under any illusions for the last eight years that there was equal justice under the law. The Department of Justice was never going to prosecute Hillary Clinton — nor the National Security Advisor or the IRS for abuse of power.

    But the damage done to the Bureau’s credibility and independence under the Directorship of James Comey runs deep, and his termination was way overdue. Comey was, simply, the wrong man for the job of FBI Director.

    The new director will have to do whatever is necessary to restore the Bureau’s credibility and independence, and re-establish the FBI as the iconic law enforcement institution that it was before the Obama-Comey era. Only then can it start to rebuild the respect and integrity that it has rightfully enjoyed for so many decades in the eyes of the American people …

  60. struth

    Before the election many back bench liberals will shit themselves and join Bernardi.
    They have now waited too long to jump and deserve political death no matter what.

    Career politicians are the scourge of the earth.

  61. val majkus

    Neither does he apparently.

    yes, it was but for a short time … I think it was discovered it had been bought online or something like that

  62. .

    is potentially just as bad or worse

    Oh god. Who invited Mickey Daube and Timmy Lambert here?

  63. Fat Tony

    cynical1
    #2382188, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    If the government is going to refuse all dsp claims that are drug or alchol induced (as suggested in the budget) and force those people to remain on newstart (or get a job which isn’t impossible) then it should follow they will never get NDIS, I hope.

    Not fair.

    What about self inflicted obesity?

    You can just fuck off now you cynical prick

  64. Mark A

    struth
    #2382191, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Before the election many back bench liberals will shit themselves and join Bernardi.
    They have now waited too long to jump and deserve political death no matter what.

    Question is, does he want them or accept them?
    Why take on vermin?
    Sure you can cultivate your own vermin but you take a chance, with the known you have no choice.

  65. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Not so. Honorary Doctorates do not confer any right to use the title ‘Doctor/Dr’ on the recipient. The protocol is that only correspondence to the recipient from the conferring university is addressed in that way.

    Thanks Captain Obvious.

    We await with bated breath your next mind-blowing inanity.

  66. .

    jupes
    #2382151, posted on May 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm
    Manning ought to be free and General James Clapper ought to be in gaol.

    This site’s resident idiot puts in his two bobs worth.

    Manning should be shot for releasing military secrets to the enemy in wartime. There is no excuse for that.

    The excuse is that the government is and was illegally spying on their own citizens. You’re defending the deep state and Obama’s illegal governance he promised to stop.

    You’ve also called for summary executions before, and in turn demanded like Code Pink that Trump be shot ASAP (“releasing military secrets in wartime. There is no excuse for that”).

    Imbecile. You fascist imbecile.

  67. .

    I too like IT question Trump sucking up to Ergodan. He’s sworn never to accept an American alliance with the YPG.

  68. Des Deskperson

    “Note the paucity of analysis or supporting data for some of the claims made.”

    Indeed: check out, for instance, the claim that Australia ranks only 50th (out of 193) on the Women in National Parliaments world classification. Here’s the link:

    http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

    There’s no correlation at all between the percentage of female numbers in parliament and the quality of democracy, freedom or governance in the corresponding countries. Rwanda is ranked number 1, FFS!!

    The other ‘data’ is likely to be just as dodgy.

    As I said before, there is no evidence that this crap makes any jurisdiction or organisation any more efficiency, effectiveness or integrity.

  69. vr

    What makes a parent? This New Yorker article gives us an indication where things are headed.

  70. 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.

    Well that’s the end of Ken Henry then. Gone in a splash from Two Thousand feet.
    The wombats will need a new friend.

  71. .

    Just remember:

    If Manning DID NOT release the information, Hillary would likely be President.

    Manning did not get anyone killed, Hillary did.

    If the government wants to hide from whistleblowers using national defence as a shield, they are the true traitors. They are holding the whistleblowers to ransom and using the HUMINT intel and military operators as human shields.

  72. mike of marion

    On the road. Portland now.

  73. jupes

    The excuse is that the government is and was illegally spying on their own citizens.

    There is no excuse for releasing military secrets to the enemy in wartime. None.

    You’re defending the deep state and Obama’s illegal governance he promised to stop.

    No I’m defending a very easy to understand principle. Even idiots like you should get it.

    You’ve also called for summary executions before, and in turn demanded like Code Pink that Trump be shot ASAP

    LOL. Well there’s a shock. You are delusional as well as an idiot.

  74. Des Deskperson

    “Not so. Honorary Doctorates do not confer any right to use the title ‘Doctor/Dr’ on the recipient. The protocol is that only correspondence to the recipient from the conferring university is addressed in that way.”

    In practice, this restriction only applies if the recipient is a conservative.

    Honorary Doctor Lowitja Donoghue is always reverently referred to as ‘Doctor’ by the ABC.

    The same courtesy was never extended by the ABC to Kerry Packer, although he was also an Honorary Doctor.

  75. .

    There is no excuse for releasing military secrets to the enemy in wartime. None.

    There is a litany of horrors that could hide behind such an absolutist principle.

    No I’m defending a very easy to understand principle. Even idiots like you should get it.

    It is indefensible.

    LOL. Well there’s a shock. You are delusional as well as an idiot.

    Nope. If you believe that releasing military secrets during war means you should by shot summarily, then you’re calling for Trump to be shot as well.

  76. Snoopy

    On the road. Portland now.

    Do you mean Portland Roads?

  77. jupes

    Manning did not get anyone killed

    You have no idea.

    More importantly, nor did Manning when he gave thousands of military secrets to the enemy.

    If the government wants to hide from whistleblowers using national defence as a shield, they are the true traitors.

    Are you really that thick? A traitor is someone who gives military secrets to the enemy in wartime.

  78. .

    This is what happens when you abuse official secrets powers.

    https://collateralmurder.wikileaks.org/

  79. .

    Please name who Manning got killed.

  80. jupes

    Nope. If you believe that releasing military secrets during war means you should by shot summarily, then you’re calling for Trump to be shot as well.

    What are you on about?

    Are you saying that Trump gave military secrets to the enemy in wartime? Really?

  81. Please name who Manning got killed.

    Irrelevant.
    It is the potential for which traitorous Private’s are shot.

    Trump is the head honko, it could be somewhat more problematic to declare him to have disobeyed the C-in-C’s orders.

  82. Snoopy

    Honorary Doctor Lowitja Donoghue is always reverently referred to as ‘Doctor’ by the ABC.

    In my experience, any Indigenous person with an honorary doctorate is referred to as ‘Doctor’ by both government agencies and the media.

  83. Sparkx

    Des Deskperson
    #2382207, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:31 pm
    “Not so. Honorary Doctorates do not confer any right to use the title ‘Doctor/Dr’ on the recipient. The protocol is that only correspondence to the recipient from the conferring university is addressed in that way.”

    In practice, this restriction only applies if the recipient is a conservative.

    Honorary Doctor Lowitja Donoghue is always reverently referred to as ‘Doctor’ by the ABC.

    Interesting DD, I remember ABC presenters referring to” Professor Palmer” when he was a popular addition to their programmes.

  84. Snoopy

    Please name who Manning got killed.

    That’s classified as you well know.

    FFS dot, secrets are like borders. Some are meant to be kept.

  85. val majkus

    just when you thought they couldn’t get any more demanding

    The UNFCCC Bonn Climate Conference, due to end in a few days, has accepted a report which demands an additional $300 billion per year on top of the $100 billion already promised by the world’s governments. The cash is to be disbursed via existing green groups, because it is “so tedious” to set up a new UN bureaucracy to spend your money.

    fav comment

    Big Green in charge of green funds make about as much sense as putting a Fox in charge of the Hen House.

  86. you know, the ones we’ve all been assured repeatedly by the Turnbull apologists in the media would keep Malcolm from veering too far left?

    Haha – yes, we had our own little cadre of Cats claiming Turdbull would – quote – “be kept on a tight leash”, but pity precludes me from naming names. If memory serves, Bananaby Joyce was going to be Chief Leash Holder, according to our resident experts. Didn’t that turn out well.

  87. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    What makes a parent? This New Yorker article gives us an indication where things are headed.

    Poor kid.

    What a tangled world we have created.

  88. Snoopy

    Don’t be a pussy on the Cat, MV. Name names.

  89. thefrolickingmole

    If so, I see the inklings of a new industry here, an industry parallel to that of the “welcome to country” industry

    “Welcome to no cun…….”

  90. Chris

    The (nuclear) destruction of Mecca & Medina would save probably a billion lives, if not more.

    I object in the strongest terms.
    This will result in insufficient diversity of the victims; we need to make sure ‘women and children’ are not ‘hardest hit’.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    mike of marion

    #2382205, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    On the road. Portland now.

    Lock your doors.
    Keep driving.
    Don’t look left or right.

  92. Don’t be a pussy on the Cat, MV. Name names.

    Meow.

  93. Roger

    Not much news of this in the Anglophone press:

    A German army officer posed as a Syrian refugee, was accepted and granted a c. 400 euro a month allowance. With an accomplice he planned to use the false identity to stage a false flag political assassination of a Leftist figure that would further stir discontent with immigration policies. Arrested at by Austrian police at Vienna airport early this month when he was trying to retrieve a weapon hidden there, German police have since begun to uncover a “neo-Nazi” movement in the Bundeswehr.

  94. Leigh Lowe

    Because those Nigerians have such a brilliant oil & gas industry that don’t need no pesky foreigners to bail them out of all their stupid incompetence.

    Most Nigerians have extensive experience drilling for oil and gas by taking a Black and Decker cordless to fuel pipelines to fuel their stoves.
    Doesn’t always end well.

  95. rickw

    The (nuclear) destruction of Mecca & Medina would save probably a billion lives, if not more.

    Appears that you omitted Riyhad from that list, don’t spare the scalpel when cutting out cancer!

  96. Mark A
    #2382197, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    struth
    #2382191, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Before the election many back bench liberals will shit themselves and join Bernardi.
    They have now waited too long to jump and deserve political death no matter what.

    Question is, does he want them or accept them?

    Interesting scenario if Abbott and Dutton were to offer their services.
    The two most conservative LNP members, huge voter attraction – and a huge baggage train.

  97. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #2382233, posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Because those Nigerians have such a brilliant oil & gas industry that don’t need no pesky foreigners to bail them out of all their stupid incompetence.

    Most Nigerians have extensive experience drilling for oil and gas by taking a Black and Decker cordless to fuel pipelines to fuel their stoves.
    Doesn’t always end well.

    well done LL

  98. rickw

    A German army officer posed as a Syrian refugee, was accepted and granted a c. 400 euro a month allowance. With an accomplice he planned to use the false identity to stage a false flag political assassination of a Leftist figure that would further stir discontent with immigration policies. Arrested at by Austrian police at Vienna airport early this month when he was trying to retrieve a weapon hidden there, German police have since begun to uncover a “neo-Nazi” movement in the Bundeswehr.

    Quick, where’s the Neo Nazi brush, a Patriot just poked their head up!

  99. Libby Zee

    Trump sucking up to Ergodan

    Things might go better if Trump learns to pronounce Erdogans name.

  100. Fat Tony

    Chris
    #2382226, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    The (nuclear) destruction of Mecca & Medina would save probably a billion lives, if not more.

    I object in the strongest terms.
    This will result in insufficient diversity of the victims; we need to make sure ‘women and children’ are not ‘hardest hit’.

    Easy fixed – just keep nuking the middle east until the balance is correct.

  101. Roger,

    You got a link to that?

  102. Fat Tony

    rickw
    #2382234, posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    The (nuclear) destruction of Mecca & Medina would save probably a billion lives, if not more.

    Appears that you omitted Riyhad from that list, don’t spare the scalpel when cutting out cancer!

    Only cos I didn’t know how to spell the name of that city.

  103. Leigh Lowe

    In practice, this restriction only applies if the recipient is a conservative.

    Honorary Doctor Lowitja Donoghue is always reverently referred to as ‘Doctor’ by the ABC.

    It’s not just honorary titles.
    They find it hard to refer to actual President Donald Trump as President Trump.

  104. Fat Tony

    Roger
    #2382231, posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Not much news of this in the Anglophone press:

    A German army officer posed as a Syrian refugee, was accepted and granted a c. 400 euro a month allowance. With an accomplice he planned to use the false identity to stage a false flag political assassination of a Leftist figure that would further stir discontent with immigration policies. Arrested at by Austrian police at Vienna airport early this month when he was trying to retrieve a weapon hidden there, German police have since begun to uncover a “neo-Nazi” movement in the Bundeswehr.

    What an idiot – all he had to do was go to the nearest mosque and requisition whatever firepower he needed.

  105. It took only hours for one of the biggest stories in conservative media this week, which some outlets had chosen to focus on over news that President Trump disclosed classified information to senior Russian officials, to fall apart.

    tl;dr version:
    – the private investigator, Rod Wheeler, is actually a food safety consultant who was fired by the police decades ago
    – Wheeler has no evidence
    – he was only repeating a rumour told to him by a Fox News reporter
    – he was contracted by a FNC/Breitbart contributor, not the Rich family

    And a former law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of Rich’s laptop said the claim was incorrect. “It never contained any e-mails related to WikiLeaks, and the FBI never had it,” the person said.

    And Wheeler has developed a reputation for making outlandish claims, such as one appearance on Fox News in 2007 in which he warned that underground networks of pink pistol-toting lesbian gangs were raping young women.

    Looking forward to USSR posting a full retraction and apology for spreading #fakenews.

  106. Baldrick

    A German army officer posed as a Syrian refugee … German police have since begun to uncover a “neo-Nazi” movement in the Bundeswehr.

    The Boys From Brazil Damascus

  107. incoherent rambler

    google the words: king canute
    it seems there is a way to politely abusive

  108. Libby Zee

    Salvatore at the Pub, you had a testing time overnight. The alternate avatar was nice.

  109. Roger

    You got a link to that?

    Not much in English that I can see but understandably all over the German press.

    Here’s a report from DW in English that covers what the German press are reporting.

  110. Roger

    The fellow was accepted as a Syrian refugee despite the fact that he spoke no Arabic!

    How’s that refugee screening going, Mutti Merkel?

  111. C.L.

    Thanks for that excellent summary of the Obama/Comey era of corruption in the DoJ, Val.
    Here, if you missed it.

  112. Tom

    God almighty! Look at the diseased, malnourished females in boys’ bodies the Paywallian has dragged out to promote Australian Fashion Week. If that is what our wymmynses aspire to look like, they’ll need to be lesbians because menses won’t touch them with a barge pole. The Paywallian’s fashion editor calls this “youthful exhuberance”. FMD. Story.

  113. Look at the diseased, malnourished females in boys’ bodies the Paywallian has dragged out to promote Australian Fashion Week.

    Why do they all have eye infections?

  114. Tintarella di Luna

    God almighty! Look at the diseased, malnourished females in boys’ bodies the Paywallian has dragged out to promote Australian Fashion Week

    The need to come over to my place for a few nights of ragu and polenta, and some of my leek and gorgonzola pappardelle

  115. calli

    They’re wondering what the photographer tastes like and how they’ll joint him.

  116. Libby Zee

    Story

    Links to the OZ paywall are a pain. The only way out of them is to kill the browser.

  117. Fat Tony

    Tom
    #2382256, posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    God almighty! Look at the diseased, malnourished females in boys’ bodies the Paywallian has dragged out to promote Australian Fashion Week. If that is what our wymmynses aspire to look like, they’ll need to be lesbians because menses won’t touch them with a barge pole. The Paywallian’s fashion editor calls this “youthful exhuberance”. FMD.

    Now that is a collection of sad sorry looking females.
    And they probably are all lezzos – they look like they could do with a good root.

  118. Tintarella di Luna

    google the words: king canute
    it seems there is a way to politely abusive

    I hope people don’t start disparaging my hero – Cnut the Great who ten centuries ago said there was no global warming, well maybe in a few more words than that but that was the perhapsing about of it.

  119. Mark A

    Tom
    #2382256, posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    God almighty! Look at the diseased, malnourished females

    My God, I’d be embarrassed doing an exhibition featuring those.
    They truly look ill.

  120. Tintarella di Luna

    they look like they could do with a good root.

    I think too many carrots are the problem – they need fewer tap root vegetables and more meat ‘n’ potatoes — is that what you mean Tom?

  121. DrBeauGan

    Fashion editors seldom understand their function to the newspaper. It is to give a pretext for publishing occasional pictures of pretty girls in their undies.

  122. Not much in English that I can see but understandably all over the German press.

    Here’s a report from DW in English that covers what the German press are reporting.

    Cheers for that.

  123. Nick

    The need to come over to my place for a few nights of ragu and polenta, and some of my leek and gorgonzola pappardelle

    You had me at ragu, Tint 🙂

  124. Roger

    Cheers for that.

    Welcome.

  125. Tintarella di Luna

    You had me at ragu, Tint 🙂

    You know it’s good rib-stickin’ stuff, perfect for emaciated young things.

  126. Sparkx

    God almighty! Look at the diseased, malnourished females

    Brains, brains, more brains, gimmee brains…………….

  127. Leigh Lowe

    Tom
    #2382256, posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    God almighty! Look at the diseased, malnourished females in boys’ bodies the Paywallian has dragged out to promote Australian Fashion Week. If that is what our wymmynses aspire to look like, they’ll need to be lesbians because menses won’t touch them with a barge pole.

    Tom.
    You need to understand that the wymminses fashion industry is run by shrivelled hags and screamimg fags.
    They have no idea what would give a bloke a twitch.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    In which James Delingpole Esq trespasses onto Twitter.
    Otherwise known as gag writer wars.
    Enjoy!

    (Aside: who ever knew that Father Jack was autobiographical?)

  129. Fat Tony

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2382265, posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    they look like they could do with a good root.

    I think too many carrots are the problem – they need fewer tap root vegetables and more meat ‘n’ potatoes — is that what you mean Tom?

    Yes – definitely a diet problem…

  130. Roger

    The German story shows how that country still lives under the shadow of WWII. Much of the initial sympathy for the migrants was driven by war guilt. Now we see opponents reverting to Nazism and glorifying the Wehrmacht.

    The Vergangenheitsbewältigung – the struggle to overcome the past – isn’t going so well, it seems.

  131. Nick

    Labor making noises about ‘supporting’ Fairfax. As Ali G would put it ‘Is it cos they Leftist’?

  132. lotocoti

    In other news, I was surprised to see the BBC risking multicultural harmony.
    Episode one is horrible.
    I can’t think of any other word to use when ‘avin a larf wif me mates means ending up under a sweaty kebab shop owner.

  133. incoherent rambler

    Budget speeches, by law, should begin with the words:

    Taxpayers of Australia, this is how I have decided to waste spend your hard earned dollars.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    A very relieved Christian…

    Kentucky Court Rules Christian Printer May Decline Gay Pride T-Shirt Job

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a Christian printer is free to turn down jobs that conflict with his religious beliefs.

    In 2012, the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) filed a complaint against Blaine Adamson, the owner of Hands on Originals in Lexington, after he declined the job of printing T-shirts for a local Gay Pride festival. Though Adamson referred the activists to another printing company, and they ended up obtaining the shirts at no cost to them, GLSO’s complaint with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission landed Adamson a ruling that would have required him to take on jobs at his business that force him to abandon his faith principles.

    So these fascists went after the Christian t-shirt printer for five years despite it not costing them anything to get them printed at the alternate suppliers?

    Here’s the plaintiff. I might have misspelt her name*:

    However, in a blog post at GLSO’s website, Amy Hater writes:

    This ruling sets a dangerous precedent for our community, and chips away at those ordinances that are in place to protect against such blatant discrimination. Over the next several days, the boards of the Pride Community Services Organization and the Lexington Human Rights Commission will have to make a decision about whether this ruling should be appealed to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

    * Her name is actually A. Hatter. I wonder if her nickname is “Mad As”. We’ll see if these haters want to take it further. Thank God for Trump appointing Gorsuch to SCOTUS.

  135. egg_

    And when questioned about the pay scales at Fairfax, he says that pay is determined by the market.

    Negative pay?

  136. Sparkx

    Just walked in. TV on 10 news. They are attempting to sink the boot into Pell also. Bloody disgusting.

  137. incoherent rambler

    Taxpayers of Australia, as you have obviously decided not to waste your money on Fairfax, we the alternate government have decided we will do it for you.

  138. Senile Old Guy

    So these fascists went after the Christian t-shirt printer for five years despite it not costing them anything to get them printed at the alternate suppliers?

    It stopped being about ‘acceptance’ a long time ago. Now we must actively endorse, approve and assist SSM. Anything less is gay hate.

  139. jupes

    The German story shows how that country still lives under the shadow of WWII. Much of the initial sympathy for the migrants was driven by war guilt.

    Yeah however it probably wasn’t the smartest move to invite the one demographic that rivals the Nazis in J ew hate.

  140. Dr Faustus

    Scott Morrison demands banks sign non-disclosure agreement over new levy

    Australia’s five major banks have been told they must sign non-disclosure agreements before the Turnbull government hands over details of its new $6.2 billion bank levy.

    It’s understood the non-disclosure agreements will have to be signed by each and every individual who needs to see the legislation – which could be as many as 30 or 40 people across the country and even around the world – and will curtail the external advice banks can receive before they respond to the proposed laws in the 24 hour time frame.

    A deft hand at work, smoothing the optics.

  141. Tailgunner

    Welcoming a terrorist?

    Honoured to host him?

    Fuck off, Donald.

    International diplomacy is a delicate business, Tiger Premium Class, calm down!
    Easy does it in the Middle East – already enough problems.
    The God-Emperor knows how it’s done.

  142. Bruce of Newcastle

    max
    #2382147, posted on May 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Amen.

    The following bit is a concept I am always amused by, since it is true but avoided by most people like the plague:

    similarly, it is by the Christians, detained in the world as in a prison, that the world is held together

    The only successful countries on this planet are ones which have derived their basis from Christianity. I include Japan in this, between their Christian heritage in the south and their adoption of Christian-derived industriousness after the war.

  143. International diplomacy is a delicate business, Tiger Premium Class, calm down!
    Easy does it in the Middle East – already enough problems.
    The God-Emperor knows how it’s done.

    Yep.

  144. min

    Dr Howard Brady gave an excellent presentation on the Climate Change debate at our local U3A this morning . Our resident troll made pejorative remarks saying he is not a climate scientist however accepts Tim Flummery ,and other alarmists qualifications
    He will be speaking at Hawthorn E tomorrow night at 7.30 anyone interested get in touch with me via Sinc.

  145. Fisky

    The (nuclear) destruction of Mecca & Medina would save probably a billion lives, if not more.

    I don’t know that it will. Hardline Muslims don’t actually give a fuck about preserving Mecca and Medina. You could bulldoze the alleged home of the prophet and build a Walmart in its place, and they won’t care. In fact, that’s what the Saudi authorities are already doing. If it all went up in smoke, they’d just rationalise it as God’s anger at idolatry and place-worship, and carry on as before.

  146. Fisky

    Even if you announced with 24 hours warning, we are going to vapourise the Kaaba, and if God doesn’t intervene and stop the ICBM, it proves that Islam is fake….Muslims would just watch the place get nuked and conclude that God is angry they weren’t pious enough. An event like that is not going to cause an outbreak of secularism among Muslims.

    But decapitating hardline regimes, assassinating hard-line clerics (even in Western countries), flooding the world oil market so producers all go bankrupt…that will have an impact.

  147. srr

    There is no hope for Sydney Uni.

    I blame the Spirit Cooking Weirdo worshippers, who infest the joint.

    Shut up! It actually makes sense, unlike these femiNazis (and the blokes hanging around them for sympathy shags) – oh, but they are so pathic, that it is, laugh out loud, funny 😉 🙂 –

    The Red Pill Protests
    Sargon of Akkad

  148. Viva

    If the president of the United States can’t have any conversation without it being shared with the world how can he possible govern the country?

    Time to wheel in the Cone of Silence 99.

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    I too like IT question Trump sucking up to Ergodan

    Dot – 70 nukes at Incirlik tend to focus one’s mind.

  150. srr

    notafan, you have problem 😀

    notafan
    #2382116, posted on May 17, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    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.

    Seriously, are you trying to say there are no, motorcycle loving, Catholic priests?

    Coz right there, you show yourself an idiot and a liar.

    Now go fetch that other sin of mine on the interwebnetthingy, and I’ll talk you through that to … or bludgeon you with it – depends on whether I erred, was sloppy, or you were simply being your usual up-your-own-arse-holier-than-thou-cow self towards me. 🙂

  151. C.L.

    Ten News screen header re George Pell: Prosecution Push.
    Think about that. Australia is now a country where prosecutions are now pushes.

  152. Zipster the leftoid torturemeister

    I don’t know that it will. Hardline Muslims don’t actually give a fuck about preserving Mecca and Medina. You could bulldoze the alleged home of the prophet and build a Walmart in its place, and they won’t care. In fact, that’s what the Saudi authorities are already doing. If it all went up in smoke, they’d just rationalise it as God’s anger at idolatry and place-worship, and carry on as before.

    Actually it would wipe out two pillars of Islam, who is going to pray towards or visit a radioactive crater? You can test this out on social media. Ask moslems if they are still required to pray towards mecca after we nuke it. The responses tell you everything you need to know about islam’s future prospects.

  153. Fat Tony

    Fisky
    #2382298, posted on May 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    The (nuclear) destruction of Mecca & Medina would save probably a billion lives, if not more.

    I don’t know that it will.

    Maybe not, but it’s worth a try.

    And, of course, following up with a very vigorous eradication program.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    As predicted this morning, Fatty Ashton’s crack PR squad have shifted to a whinge about extradition from the Vatican.
    Half of Channel Nein’s report was an “extradition expert” opining that it might be difficult to force Pell to face trial.
    First things first.
    You have to actually face charges before extradition comes into question.
    By the way, Fatty, how are you going catching all the JBs breaking into houses and beating people up?

  155. Zipster the leftoid torturemeister

    But decapitating hardline regimes, assassinating hard-line clerics (even in Western countries), flooding the world oil market so producers all go bankrupt…that will have an impact.

    This would be step 3. Step 1 is grabbing pakistan’s nukes. Step 2 is nuking mecca, medina and the royals.

  156. Zyconoclast

    Like kissing a woman through a plastic sheet.

    Like this?

  157. Top Ender

    Item 2 on the 9 News tonight.

    Greg Inglish – apparently some rugby star – is suffering from depression.

    How about putting sport in the last bit as it used to be?

  158. egg_

    Labor making noises about ‘supporting’ Fairfax.

    Duplication of services – take it from the ABC’s budget.

  159. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Darwin man avoids jail after grabbing cop on the nuts, prompting renewed calls for mandatory jail time for assaulting Territory police
    CRAIG DUNLOP, NT News
    May 16, 2017 11:01pm

    A YOUNG father has narrowly escaped serving actual jail time after squeezing a police officer on the testicle as he was being loaded into a paddy wagon.

    Darwin Local Court heard the constable suffered immediate pain and was left “psychologically effected” after Jacob Wedlock, of Moulden, gripped him on the nut sack.

    Top Ender, is this some sort of “rite of passage” in the Territory?

  160. jupes

    Sky News headlines all about Trump. Impeachment was mentioned.

    Later on they are going to bring in an Australian Greens senator for “expert” analysis. Fuck. Me. Dead. Needless to say I didn’t hang around.

    But talk about Trump Derangement Syndrome. This latest head explosion is because “sources” didn’t release but “quoted” a memo supposedly taken by Comey during a conversation with Trump weeks ago.

    First point is that this is a classic definition of hearsay evidence.

    Secondly if it was such a big deal, why did Comey do nothing.

    #Fake news on steroids.

  161. egg_

    Teh Chaser ‘boyz’ War on Waist Waste – they did attack BigCorp – Big Supermarket is responsible for a lot of Green waste with their fancy standards for unspoiled fruit and veg: e.g. specifying curvy 20cm+ bananas.

  162. Fat Tony

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2382303, posted on May 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    I too like IT question Trump sucking up to Ergodan

    Dot – 70 nukes at Incirlik tend to focus one’s mind.

    Are they still there?

    I wonder what Trump’s Plan B is?

  163. Bruce of Newcastle

    Greg Inglish – apparently some rugby star – is suffering from depression.

    Bit hard on the guy there Top Ender.
    He’s admitted himself to a rehab centre, which is a brave and very admirable thing.
    I wish him well.

  164. egg_

    specifying curvy 20cm+ bananas

    The Qwerty market?

  165. Gab

    Hehehe … since the change to this site, CL can no longer sneakily post videos of Gillard and the other heffwe-lumpers jiggling away to some tune.

  166. john constantine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transfer_of_sovereignty_over_Hong_Kong

    Wonder how the capitalists of Hong Kong felt, in the final years before the handover ?.

    The slow process of realisation and acceptance, then going along to get along.

  167. Fisky

    Actually it would wipe out two pillars of Islam, who is going to pray towards or visit a radioactive crater? You can test this out on social media. Ask moslems if they are still required to pray towards mecca after we nuke it. The responses tell you everything you need to know about islam’s future prospects.

    But the Koran conspicuously doesn’t say where Mecca is (probably because it wasn’t where Muslims now say it is). In any case, it is difficult to imagine the extreme case of Mecca being nuked doing anything except strengthening the apocalyptic strain within Islam and causing more groups like ISIS to spring up.

  168. Bruce of Newcastle

    Are they still there?

    Fat Tony – I don’t know. But given Erdogan’s approach to life, the universe and everything, you’d expect if the US attempted to recover the 40 nukes Turkey controls there would be an almighty shitfight. We haven’t yet seen anything like that yet.

  169. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Actually it would wipe out two pillars of Islam, who is going to pray towards or visit a radioactive crater

    A skillful propaganda campaign, properly run, could make much of the complete inferiority of Islam, praying to a radioactive crater where their Holy cities once stood – a crater due entirely to Western technology.

  170. egg_

    Hehehe … since the change to this site, CL can no longer sneakily post videos of Gillard and the other heffwe-lumpers jiggling away to some tune.

    Gladys Bejigglin’ is OK by me.

  171. MsDolittle

    I’m upgrading medical practice software tonight, one of the heralded changes: “Updated gender options in the demographics window to be consistent with the Australian Standards”. FMD! And I don’t mean Female/Male/Dunno.

  172. Viva

    Impeachment was mentioned.

    If they are not to wake up to a President Pence by the end of this year, mainstream Americans need to take to the streets in support of their President – sooner rather than later.

  173. Gab

    OH FFS They have an Australian Standard for gender? This country is the pits. A laughing stock of deranged morons.

  174. Zyconoclast

    Why is BHP advertising on TV telling us they were the big Australian and we should continue to think big?
    What happened to the Billiton part?

  175. egg_

    Why is BHP advertising on TV telling us they were the big Australian and we should continue to think big?
    What happened to the Billiton part?

    Arrium being sold to Tata?

  176. Baldrick

    I’m upgrading medical practice software tonight, one of the heralded changes: “Updated gender options …

    So how would you classify Lippy Zip/Grigory Mac?

  177. Zipster the leftoid torturemeister

    But the Koran conspicuously doesn’t say where Mecca is (probably because it wasn’t where Muslims now say it is). In any case, it is difficult to imagine the extreme case of Mecca being nuked doing anything except strengthening the apocalyptic strain within Islam and causing more groups like ISIS to spring up.

    You have clearly never asked a muslim if they are still required to pray towards the crater after we nuke mecca. Try it before you guess at what the answer is. I have done it countless times.

  178. egg_

    how would you classify Lippy Zip/Grigory Mac?

    ‘Other’?

  179. Bruce of Newcastle

    OH FFS They have an Australian Standard for gender? This country is the pits. A laughing stock of deranged morons.

    Q: Do you have a Y chromosome in most of the cells of your body? (Y/N)

    Humans dislike being told they can’t be what they want to be. Relic of the Fall.

  180. C.L.

    G.I. is a good fella and a rugby league giant.
    I join Bruce in wishing him well.

  181. Nick

    So how would you classify Lippy Zip/Grigory Mac?

    I’m assuming that fucknuckle is an option.

  182. Nick

    Ditto re GI. A good man who deserves our best wishes.

  183. cohenite

    min

    #2382296, posted on May 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Dr Howard Brady gave an excellent presentation on the Climate Change debate at our local U3A this morning . Our resident troll made pejorative remarks saying he is not a climate scientist however accepts Tim Flummery ,and other alarmists qualifications
    He will be speaking at Hawthorn E tomorrow night at 7.30 anyone interested get in touch with me via Sinc.

    Who was the troll; anyone who features regularly in the press giving informed views about alarmism? Brady is pretty good value but I maintain alarmism is now a battle to be fought in the media and while qualifications and good speaking skills are essential more importantly are photogenic sceptics not of the old white guy variety; eg:

    Ryan Maue, expert on cyclones.

    Anastassia M. Makarieva, expert on condensation.

  184. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Learn lessons from 1967 referendum: Burney

    Federal Labor MP Linda Burney was not considered part of the Australian population until she was 10 years old.

    It was not until the 1967 referendum, which included indigenous Australians in the census and gave the federal government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, that this finally changed.

    “For 10 years I lived my life in invisibility so far as the NSW government was concerned,” she said in an address to the Australian National University on Wednesday night.

    Ms Burney, the first indigenous woman elected to the House of Representatives, does not remember the referendum campaign because there was no television at her country NSW home.

    From the Oz. More revisionism from Ms. Burney.

  185. C.L.

    There are few more magnificent sights in football than Inglis in full, imperious flight:

  186. Baldrick

    Fucknuckle, I like it. 😁

  187. C.L.

    As predicted this morning, Fatty Ashton’s crack PR squad have shifted to a whinge about extradition from the Vatican.

    Of course. If he isn’t charged they and their media colleagues will put it about that the whole thing was abandoned because Pell couldn’t be dragged home.

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    importantly are photogenic sceptics not of the old white guy variety

    Counts me out, although I qualify as African under the one-drop rule.

  189. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fucknuckle, I like it. 😁

    It’s a good old Aussie insult, been around for years. Fvckwit and fvckstick are two more.

  190. john constantine

    In the 1960’s not only didn’t many Australian rural houses lack televisions, the grid electricity hadn’t reached many rural areas either.

  191. Zyconoclast

    HMAS Adelaide (how appropriate) dry-docked as Defence struggles to fix billion-dollar military ship

    High and dry.

  192. Geriatric Mayfly

    Could this be the kick start, as Fatty begins his back-pedalling marathon?

    As predicted this morning, Fatty Ashton’s crack PR squad have shifted to a whinge about extradition from the Vatican.

  193. Top Ender

    Cloive is travelling along my predicted line (Patent Pending) of becoming increasingly erratic pending his skipping overseas.

    Clive Palmer has boasted about his wealth in the Federal Court, shortly after complaining rich Australians receive better access to justice.

    The businessman had an unnamed staff member read out a statement decrying the high costs of legal representation as he arrived at court in Brisbane to be grilled over the collapse of Queensland Nickel.

    “How can they have this and how can justice be served when one party is able to fund expensive litigation while another can’t afford any representation to all?” the statement said.

    “The government of Australia needs to act to ensure justice is available, not just justice for the few who can afford it but the many who need it.”

    Mr Palmer boasted he has no “lack of money” and a stack of “friends internationally” willing to write him cheques for $100m whenever he needs cash, as he moves to auction a $5m super-yacht on the Gold Coast.

    Mr Palmer also claimed his office had been “hacked” by Chinese cleaners who then sent files to Beijing, and that his wife, Anna, who is also being examined, was in charge of “financial things”.

    “I’m just a pawn in her hands … I live a frugal life,” he told the court.

    Liquidators of Mr Palmer’s failed Queensland Nickel company – that collapsed last year under $300m in debts and cost nearly 800 north Queensland workers their jobs – are poring over the accounts and assets of his flagship company Mineralogy in the Federal Court.

    Outside court, Mr Palmer – sipping on a popper – said he was feeling much better and had gone off morphine last night when his pain eased. He repeated his claims – uttered several times under oath in court – that he was being spied on by the Chinese government, including by Chinese cleaners who he said were stealing his rubbish.

    But he repeatedly refused to take responsibility for discrepancies between his statements in court and his behaviour.

    Asked why he was selling his yacht Maximus, Mr Palmer said: “I’ve got two yachts and I can’t be on two at once.”

    “I did at one stage in my life, I realised that was overly ambitious … but I’m only going to have one. And I’ve got to think of my wife’s shopping budget.”

    In court, Mr Palmer had boasted he did not lack funds and could ask for $100m cheques from “international friends”, but he was asked outside court why he didn’t call on the same reserves to pay QN workers their entitlements.

    Mr Palmer claimed QN was a taxpaying company so could rely on the government’s safety net scheme for redundancy entitlements to be paid. He also blamed former owners BHP and the Queensland government for not leaving enough cash in the refinery when he bought it.

    “My rights and who I am as a citizen should be no different to yours,” Mr Palmer said.

    “The majority of those entitlements were under the ownership of BHP and the Queensland government.”

    He also defended his globe-trotting nephew Clive Mensink – the sole registered director of QN when it collapsed – for staying overseas, when inside court he told liquidators he’d encouraged Mr Mensink to return.

    “If you take someone like Clive Mensink for example, who you’re all very interested in, he’s a person who’s kept over 3000 people employed in north Queensland for seven years and they would have lost their jobs,” Mr Palmer said.

    “The real story about poor Mr Mensink, he spent three months at the (Townsville) plant, with these same people (the liquidators) here, going through everything with them … and they were all happy.”

    Mr Palmer said the liquidators didn’t serve Mr Mensink soon enough before he left for his marathon overseas holiday.

    “All of this is about nothing really, it’s about a waste of taxpayers’ money.”

    As for whether Mr Mensink would ever return to Australia to answer questions – as he’s been compelled to by arrest warrants for contempt – Mr Palmer said “that’s up to him”.

    “I haven’t gone anywhere, I’ve been here (in court) for 11 or 12 days. There’s nothing to hide really. The reason the Queensland Nickel operation didn’t go well was because the Premier of Queensland decided politically to attack me rather than to provide $10m support for the business over a short period of time.”

    When challenged on why he needed government funds if he was so flush with cash as he claimed, Mr Palmer did not directly answer the question, claiming the reason two governments did not give him money was for political punishment.

    Asked whether he found it impossible to take personal responsibility for the fates of the workers, Mr Palmer was brash.

    “I do take personal responsibility, I provided $2bn of guarantees to keep the operation going, for the first three years of when we took it over. I don’t think you’d provide $2bn to keep your colleagues employed. I provided $456m of guarantees for environmental issues. None of that has been reported by the press. We provided $700m of taxation revenue for the Australian government. 3000 people in north Queensland had their jobs.

    “That’s one of the reasons I was made a living national treasure in 2012.”

    Reminded he asked his refinery staff to vote for him to be a national living treasure, Mr Palmer decided he’d had enough questions.

    “Well, I won’t stay too long, because I do want to stay married, and I do have an appointment for lunch.”

    Oz article complete – no comments which is very sad. A laugh a minute.

  194. Rabz

    For my sins I had lunch with an ex girlfriend today – hadn’t seen her for about four years.

    Now I can’t stop thinking about her. Grate -I move back to Sydney and this is what happens.

  195. egg_

    ABC News: $49 Million withheld on HMAS Adelaide & Canberra contract due to defects, $106M Govt funds set aside for dry docking, etc.

  196. Zipster the leftoid torturemeister

    Dismantling the Marxist Madrassas
    Academia is not only a bastion of anti-Trump sentiment, but it has become the most important base of operations, next to the media, for attacks on conservative Americans

  197. mike of marion

    Yeah, fucknuckle is a good un. A tantrum was -spit the pink dummy.-

  198. Zyconoclast

    Private 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.

    Privates (removed) Chelsea Manning…

    Fixed.

  199. Rabz

    Mr Palmer also claimed his office had been “hacked” by Chinese cleaners who then sent files to Beijing

    LOL.

  200. Top Ender

    Top Ender, is this some sort of “rite of passage” in the Territory?

    Might be now. When I arrived here the local coppers were all about 6’2″ and built to match.

    Used to confiscate shotties and rifles off drunken drovers firing shots through the roof of the hotel, and take them down to the wharf, where they’d put the barrel end on the wharf coming and jump on them. (The firearms not the drovers.) Then toss the busted weapon off the wharf – I found heaps of them scuba diving there.

    Nowadays it is probably a 15 page form and counselling for both parties.

  201. For my sins I had lunch with an ex girlfriend today – hadn’t seen her for about four years.

    Now I can’t stop thinking about her. Grate -I move back to Sydney and this is what happens.

    Rabz, just gaze at the photo posted earlier of the Aussie models at the Oz modeling show. That’ll take your mind off it.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    HMAS Adelaide (how appropriate) dry-docked

    Needs more wind turbines mounted on her?

  203. C.L.

    Mr Palmer also claimed his office had been “hacked” by Chinese cleaners who then sent files to Beijing
    —————-
    LOL.

    Don’t laugh. This is basically what Hillary Clinton is saying happened to her.

  204. Rabz

    just gaze at the photo posted earlier of the Aussie models at the Oz modeling show. That’ll take your mind off it

    Noooooooooooooooooooo …

  205. cohenite

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #2382349, posted on May 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    importantly are photogenic sceptics not of the old white guy variety

    Counts me out, although I qualify as African under the one-drop rule.

    A few sage black guys would be useful to counter Mr deGrasse Tyson.

  206. Tailgunner

    Hehehe … since the change to this site, CL can no longer sneakily post videos of Gillard and the other heffwe-lumpers jiggling away to some tune.

    Lol
    😀

  207. Tailgunner

    No Rabz!!
    Don’t do it – catching L’s for an ex-gf is a guaranteed disaster!
    You’re better than this!

  208. Notafan

    Further to the AAT debacle which one earnestly hopes Mr Dutton will resolve by exercising his ministerial powers there are 110,000 ‘refugees’ poised in Indonesia waiting for the little wriggler, Billy Shorten to become PM.

    Old article from February but still.


    Very patient people

  209. C.L.

    I’ll find a way to trick you, Gab. 😡

  210. Bruce of Newcastle

    there are 110,000 ‘refugees’ poised in Indonesia waiting for the little wriggler, Billy Shorten to become PM.

    Does that mean they are living safely without persecution?
    Perhaps they don’t need to come to Australia then.

  211. Bruce of Newcastle

    This whole story’s a complete fallacy, surely?

    Phallacy, not fallacy.

  212. Baldrick

    Gez Bolt is a real cockhead, whining about Trump and agreeing with Stephen Conroy.

    I’m sure he’s auditioning to replace Snowcone on TheirABC Q&A.

  213. C.L.

    Bolt has always loved a bandwagon.

  214. calli

    Less of a fallacy and more a cock and bull story.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    Has Bolt denounced George Pell again yet?

  216. Notafan

    Oh BoN

    You know that’s not how it works.

    Only the Best Western country can be a place brown muslims can be free of persecution even though they are full of racist white people.

    Just ask Yammie, she’ll tell you.

  217. In the 1960’s not only didn’t many Australian rural houses lack televisions, the grid electricity hadn’t reached many rural areas either.

    Yeah. 32-volt was standard.
    Dad was considered radical, and liable for “othering” when he installed 240-volt, much tittering by the ladies and grunting by the men, though he saved his reputation slightly by also having the house parallel wired for 12-volt.

  218. Tailgunner

    Infidelity is a Bolt sockie!
    FMD

  219. egg_

    Anh’s painting Ray Martin’s hairpiece on Aunty tonight.

  220. Infidel Tiger

    Greg Inglis no doubt has the same form of depression Buddy Franklin had – so much gear only two nostrils.

  221. Combine Dave

    In any case, it is difficult to imagine the extreme case of Mecca being nuked doing anything except strengthening the apocalyptic strain within Islam and causing more groups like ISIS to spring up.

    Hmmm why not just keep nuking them wherever they maybe until peak secularism is reached or all targets removed?

  222. Zyconoclast

    Doctor Julia Gillard. ( For Doctor she now is)

    Just like Professor Clive Palmer

  223. Tailgunner

    Study: CNN Is Completely Obsessed With Donald Trump — and Not in a Good Way
    Quote:
    After excluding commercials, teases and promos, our analysts found 13 hours, 27 minutes of actual news coverage, an average of just over 40 minutes per hour. Of that, a whopping 92 percent (12 hours, 19 minutes) was devoted to the Trump presidency, with a mere 68 minutes — a little more than three minutes per hour — devoted to all of the other news of the day.

    Quote:
    Looking just at CNN’s own on-air talent, the results were even more tilted, with 69 appearances by anti-Trump analysts, vs. just two for pro-Trump analysts
    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich…t-good-way

    Clinton News Network loves Trump!
    Lol!

  224. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In the 1960’s not only didn’t many Australian rural houses lack televisions, the grid electricity hadn’t reached many rural areas either.

    Two things happened in 1972 – the Whitlam reign of terror commenced, and we got 32 volt T.V.

  225. C.L.

    Greg Inglis no doubt has the same form of depression Buddy Franklin had – so much gear only two nostrils.

    Que?
    Inglis’s reputation is impeccable.

  226. Nick

    Greg Inglis no doubt has the same form of depression Buddy Franklin had – so much gear only two nostrils.

    IT, while there’s heaps of innuendo to that effect on BF, I’ve never heard such about GI

  227. Tailgunner

    Seth Rich is a hero.
    It’s like he went in being an indoctrinated sheep joining the DNC, saw the ugly reality redpilling him, then had the balls to pull it off — probably changing US history in the process.
    We always talk about how some of us could work our way up in government or something, he started out on the other side and had the fortitude to change his views which is a quality virtually non-existent in millennials.

  228. jupes

    Gez Bolt is a real cockhead, whining about Trump and agreeing with Stephen Conroy.

    Thank goodness for Rita Panahi.

    She made the point that if Comey really thought what he claimed Trump had said was an obstruction of justice, then not only is it morally right to report it, but it is his legal duty. It is an offence not to report it. Two times when Conroy started banging on about Trump she brought him back to the main point.

    She also reminded the other two that the level of TDS in the US media is off the charts.

    Bolt has a lot of the Abbott about him in his wish to be seen as ‘fair’ or whatever. I hope he learnt something from Rita tonight.

  229. Libby Zee

    There are few more magnificent sights in football than Inglis in full, imperious flight

    Correct, C.L., we agree. Regrettably, the stupid actions of South Sydney’s coach earlier this season meant Inglis was kept on the field with serious knee damage, and that is likely to mean his career will end prematurely. No doubt, that has much to do with his depression.

  230. Libby Zee

    Fucknuckle, I like it.

    Hah ha, wear it with pride, Baldrick.

  231. Infidel Tiger

    Good. Let us hope he makes a speedy recovery from this decades trendiest affliction.

  232. Tailgunner

    Red Pill⏳ @RedPillDropper
    #SethRich /pol/ posts letter from Seth Rich girlfriend explaining why he was killed by associates of @HillaryClinton to stop Bernie Sanders.
    3:02 AM – 17 May 2017

    Monty’s Satanist friends are for real.
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  233. cohenite

    Zyconoclast

    #2382388, posted on May 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Doctor Julia Gillard. ( For Doctor she now is)

    Not bad but she did give $100 mill to the uni which bestowed the professorship. I also believe she cannot obtain a PC.

  234. Tel

    Doctor Julia Gillard. ( For Doctor she now is)

    Just like Professor Clive Palmer

    Well since I haven’t got either a doctorate or a professorship I’m somewhat advantaged by cheapening the brand (in relative terms if nothing else), but if I did have either of those I’d be pissed.

  235. Zyconoclast

    vr
    #2382202, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm
    What makes a parent? This New Yorker article gives us an indication where things are headed.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  236. Infidel Tiger

    I am as suspicious of depression as I am of people who want to “spend more time with their families”.

  237. JC

    Leigh

    First off it’s Tubby Ashton, not Fatty. Please get his first name right. 🙂

    If you want to vent against the appalling bald douchbag, leave a comment at his wiki page. I’ve left a few and the prick is so hyper about his wiki page he must check it every couple of hours, because he scrubs my comments. Don’t abuse him though, just mock him and refer to him as Tubby. He freaking hates that.

  238. Baldrick

    Has Bolt denounced George Pell again yet?

    It’s only a matter of time. Once VicPol charge Pell, he’ll drop him like a bucket of fried arseholes.

  239. Tailgunner

    Is P a fan of Greg Inglis? Or more of a Darryl Johns girl?

  240. Bruce of Newcastle

    if I did have either of those I’d be pissed

    Yes, I am.
    Especially about Clive who killed my old workplace QNI.

  241. Tel

    Jihad = trip to Maccas

    Bomb = piñata

    Infidels = teddy bears

    If they can find an Australian jury who believes that, then I will accept the verdict.

  242. .

    Snoopy
    #2382219, posted on May 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm
    Please name who Manning got killed.

    That’s classified as you well know.

    FFS dot, secrets are like borders. Some are meant to be kept.

    Like how the war crimes were meant to be secret too. What a fucking stitch up.

  243. Tailgunner

    Inglis was kept on the field with serious knee damage, and that is likely to mean his career will end prematurely. No doubt, that has much to do with his depression.

    Stimpy – can knee damage lead to mental illness??
    I’ve not been the same since my unavoidable sk8board injury.

  244. JC

    Unreal. Tubby Ashton’s on Twitter. FFS, the bald idiot is on Twitter!

    @GrahamAshtonCCP Unable to deal with Pell’s lawyers making Tubby look like a dishonest dithering idiot at the Comm. Tubby wants payback.

  245. MsDolittle

    Now I can’t stop thinking about her.

    Awwh, that is cute.

  246. I’m almost tempted to join twitter just to watch this. The lump of lard will block you pretty quick though I imagine.

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