Wednesday Forum: May 17, 2017

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  1. stackja

    Gab
    #2383799, posted on May 19, 2017 at 6:34 am

    War and Remembrance (miniseries)
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name written by Herman Wouk, which aired from November 13, 1988 to May 14, 1989. It is the sequel to The Winds of War, which was also based on one of Wouk’s novels.

    Would Hollywood produce such a series today on events of 1939-1945 involving a well-known group of certain people?

  2. cynical1

    I used to work with a bloke who suffered from them. He went to Bali with the specific reason to find magic mushrooms to stave off his cluster headaches. And this guy was NOT a drug-dabbling hippie type, not even slightly a Bali person – he was an early 50s grey-haired balding chap in middle management. The sort you’d see spotting trains rather than chasing the dragon. He reckoned psylocibin worked like a charm. He said you use it (I guess that means trip out on magic mushrooms) just once around the time before the period you know you’re likely to have cluster headaches, and it passes without incident.

    Although, the flashbacks are worse than the headaches were…

  3. Nick

    Regarding universities. What has happened to good manners?

    Only white males are expected to observe them.

  4. stackja

    Old School Conservative
    #2383879, posted on May 19, 2017 at 9:28 am

    A disabled person living in a private house may need gardening help. Need auditing, of course.
    By ATO?

  5. Gab

    No such thing as security cameras. At best they’re evidence cameras.

  6. srr

    wow, it still runs interference for the patron demons of Big Baby Parts and Human Organ Harvesting and Trading, the Clinton Crime Cartel … and continues to spit in Truth’s eye, as that ilk so luv to do –

    Notafan
    #2383846, posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Truth is there isnt enough news to support the number of journalists out there.

    The problem is NOT Enough smart, brave, patient, investigative journalists, bringing the horrible truth of who the enemy amongst us are, and how they keep suckering people into sucking up to, protecting and defending them from the tiny percentage who work to bring them to justice.

    Thankfully, the excess of propagandists has also inspired a rise in the number of journalists and people hungry for their work 😉

  7. stackja

    Nick
    #2383884, posted on May 19, 2017 at 9:33 am
    Regarding universities. What has happened to good manners?

    Only white males are expected to observe them.

    Sad!

  8. Nick

    Gee Tim Blair writes well. In Quadrant:

    As performance art, Triggs’s five-year term has been utterly sensational.

    Impressively, Triggs has maintained her haughty, superior demeanour throughout. She’s kind of like a cross between a nineteenth-century monarch and the aristocratic dowagers Margaret Dumont played in Marx Brothers movies. (We pause now as readers dial up YouTube clips of Dumont in Animal Crackers and A Night at the Opera.)

    She has never once broken character, which is crucial when you’re a straight act in a comic structure. One hint to the audience that Triggs was in on the gag and the entire conceptual edifice would collapse. My, but she must have come close to cracking during her celebrated 2016 Saturday Paper interview, which remains a tour de force of self-aggrandising lunacy.:

  9. stackja

    2GB reports another ATO case arrest.

  10. Boambee John

    How many conservative supporting public figures had untimely deaths recently?

    Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, Breitbart, that journalist (can’t recall the name) who died when his car mysteriously accelerated into a bridge abutment in California, just a few that spring to mind.

    I didn’t include Roger Ailes, he was 77 and overweight.

  11. cohenite

    I’m calling it a terrorist attack even if the guy isn’t a recent convert because the modus operandi is straight out of the muslim textbook:

    http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/car-mows-into-pedestrians-in-times-square-new-york/news-story/b0e589938819621dc10fe514a492302b

  12. /pol/ News Forever‏ @polNewsForever

    The puke funnel straight from the cesspools of Reddit, oh dear. I guess the next step is reposts from 4chan.

    It’s less boring than the interminable saga of that mackem loser antagonising the Sunderland constabulary, I suppose.

  13. Myrddin Seren

    I am getting a little confused about where John McCain’s thinking is going.

    In February he was running a private, parallel foreign policy scheme and besties with Erdogan while McCain coordinated the Syria War ( in his mind anyway ).

    Just days prior to Turkey’s act, U.S. Senator John McCain “secretly” visited the Kobani Canton, the very region that now finds itself without water, before heading to Turkey, where he met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    According to the senator’s office, “Senator McCain’s visit was a valuable opportunity to assess dynamic conditions on the ground in Syria and Iraq.” It adds that McCain looks forward to working with the Trump administration and military leaders “to optimize our approach” on fighting the Islamic State.

    Now, with US troops on the ground in northern Syria and literally under the guns of the Turkish military, McCain wants to start an open brawl with Erdogan.

    U.S. Senator John McCain, one of the leading foreign policy voices in Congress, on Thursday urged the expulsion of Turkey’s U.S. ambassador after violence erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel during President Tayyip Erdogan’s recent visit.

    “We should throw their ambassador the hell out of the United States of America … This kind of thing cannot go unresponded to diplomatically,” McCain, the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told MSNBC in an interview on Thursday,

    One gets the impression that McCain won’t rest until he has created a shit storm or two, got some people killed, and then drops the ball at Trump’s feet.

  14. Boambee John

    I think the doctors have removed the only non malignant part of m0nty.

    He is really snarky this morning, so it is probably not a good time to ask him (again) to condemn the crimes of communism.

  15. cohenite

    It’s less boring than the interminable saga of that mackem loser antagonising the Sunderland constabulary, I suppose.

    Fuck off you grub. Once you’ve had one stone you inevitably get more; enjoy them, especially the ones you can’t pass through your micro dick.

  16. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    Just finished my catch up scrolling.

    Beliak, I dips me fuckin’ lid!

  17. Men should also acknowledge that being born male and white affords them certain privileges and reconsider the use of “Australian banter” during tutorials because of the risks of excluding students from other cultural backgrounds.

    Every time I see something like this it makes me happy. Because the more this sort of blatant anti-white racism is pushed then the more white people will begin to wake up.

  18. stackja

    Will Clive Palmer’s hearing room behaviour be a guide to the ATO case accused?

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    2GB reports another ATO case arrest.

    How many is that, so far?

  20. stackja

    Second U.S. buyout firm bids for Australia’s Fairfax Media
    Reuters
    Fairfax investors have watched the stock sink from A$4.99 in 2007 when its long-term problems began with the migration of classified advertising to the internet. The shares hit a low of 36 Australian cents in 2012 and have barely recovered despite rounds of slashing cost cuts.

  21. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2383902, posted on May 19, 2017 at 9:59 am
    2GB reports another ATO case arrest.

    How many is that, so far?

    Not sure. Maybe ten?

  22. There are still Fairfax investors?

    Ahahahahahahahahaha!

  23. woolfe

    Les Deplorables‏ @woolfe

    Les Deplorables Retweeted Rachel Baxendale

    Next will be another puff piece in Womans Weekly. The death spiral (NADT) is in its final phase.

    Rachel Baxendale‏Verified account
    @rachelbaxendale

    Chill PM, CrossFit’s no Netflix “Cross. Fit. Is that like Netflix and chill?” asks @TurnbullMalcolm

  24. Fuck off you grub. Once you’ve had one stone you inevitably get more; enjoy them, especially the ones you can’t pass through your micro dick.

    Micro dick. I lol’d.

  25. Geriatric Mayfly

    So many people getting high on being oppressed these days, and SJW’s feeling the rush, as they uncover and reveal more and more victims of oppression. How does one gain access to all this euphoria?

  26. stackja

    Adam
    #2383905, posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:01 am
    There are still Fairfax investors?

    Ahahahahahahahahaha!

    Hoping for a ROI on low price purchase?

  27. Just a little elaboration of my point above re that Wong chaps latest boiler plate at my place.

  28. One gets the impression that McCain won’t rest until he has created a shit storm or two, got some people killed, and then drops the ball at Trump’s feet.

    He’s as nutty as Bill Clinton is a criminal sexual predator.

  29. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    Envy is corrosive to the individual and to those societies that embrace it. Nations that throw over capitalism for socialism have made an immoral choice.

    — Aryeh Spero

  30. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    2GB reports ten.

    Thank you, stackja. For reasons I posted above, I’m finding this hilarious.

  31. stackja

    dover_beach
    #2383911, posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:07 am
    Just a little elaboration of my point above re that Wong chaps latest boiler plate at my place.

    The agenda of the Left has to be the destruction of Western civilisation.

  32. hzhousewife

    It is quite fascinating to google Plutus-payroll on Whirlpool and read the very first comments dated November 2014 as the ball started rolling!
    eg “They have a free meet and greet event on in a couple of weeks in Canberra at the Hyatt. Presentation and meet Miss World.
    Personally, I like my accountant/payroll people to be boring, and this is looking a bit too flashy. Oh well! We shall see.”

  33. stackja

    McCain envious of DT success after 2008?

  34. H B Bear

    The agenda of the Left has to be the destruction of Western civilisation.

    Always has been: the family, co-operative civil society, Christianity …

  35. Cannibal

    monty is coming down off the pain killers, and it shows.

  36. Makka;

    It going to rain in Qld and then it will rain further south. It’s a yuuuuge event apparently.

    I awoke this morning, all agog with excitement and looked out the window.
    Dull, overcast sky.
    Ran out to the rain gauge to see how many mm of rain that the Weather Event God had sent us. The crackling of dead grass underfoot was a bit of a giveaway that it wouldn’t be much.
    Depth in the rain gauge?
    About four mm. Of dust.
    Turn on the sprinkler again.

  37. C.L.

    F.M.D.
    Wussia investigator Mueller personally delivered enriched uranium to Russian government.

  38. Zyconoclast

    The question is: Is it Predictive Programming or Soft Disclosure?

    Psychic driving was a psychiatric procedure of the 1950s and 1960s in which patients were subjected to a continuously repeated audio message on a looped tape to alter their behaviour.

    Clockwork Orange style.

  39. Tailgunner

    I am off to one of their information seminars next week with a daughter in tow. I have a bet going with Mrs TE, who says I will not be game to raise this in a query as to why their University should not be avoided.

    Game on!

    Go Top Ender!
    Trigger them hard!

  40. Boambee John

    stackja

    “stackja
    #2383915, posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:11 am
    dover_beach
    #2383911, posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:07 am
    Just a little elaboration of my point above re that Wong chaps latest boiler plate at my place.

    The agenda of the Left has to be the destruction of Western civilisation.”

    Back in the 199on one Maurice Strong, a Canadian formerly in the energy business, but by then big in the UN, gave a speech in which he repeated the usual platitudes about CAGW, and concluded by stating that it was “Our duty to destroy Western industrial civilisation”.

    Strong was later implicated in corruption at too gross a level for even the UN, and fled to China, where he died some years later, but his “project” lives on.

  41. Cannibal

    Gentle rains falling here in the Central West for the first time this month.

  42. Tailgunner

    How does one gain access to all this euphoria?

    Order a Free Kekistan hoodie from the internet, Geri.
    Put it on,go to the shops.
    Us Kekistanis have been oppressed for nearly 5000 years – it’s time for this to stop!

  43. Boambee John

    CL at 1021

    Because after producing tens of thiusands of nuclear weapons during the Cold War, Russia lacked enriched uranium.

    Pull the other one, it has plutonium bells on it.

    Why tf did Russia want enriched uranium?

  44. .

    C.L.
    #2383924, posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:21 am
    F.M.D.
    Wussia investigator Mueller personally delivered enriched uranium to Russian government.

    Impeach Trump! Bring this up at trial!

  45. Boambee John

    At 1024

    Back in the 1990s …

  46. So, a summary of the Deep State leaks overnight:

    – Flynn vetoed an attack on ISIS using Kurdish troops while he was being paid by the Turks (the Turks hate the Kurds)
    – Trump knew Flynn was under investigation for foreign bribes when he hired him
    – Trump is still in contact with Flynn
    – a further 18 previously undisclosed contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives
    – House majority leader McCarthy told colleagues last year that Putin pays Trump
    – spokespeople for Ryan and McCarthy flat out denied previous story before the tape came out

    And that was after the leaks about Trump burning Mossad plus the Mueller appointment.

    Apart from that, not much happening.

  47. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Gentle rains falling here in the Central West for the first time this month.

    After the third driest April on record, there are supposed to be a series of cold fronts passing through the South west of the Wild West. We need it – I’ve got a share farmer talking about dropping paddocks off the cropping programme.

  48. notafan

    Russian operatives

    What are these, exactly.

    I was going to say there were a few #fakenewscasters at the cat, and you are definitely one of them.

  49. .

    C.L.
    #2383817, posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:12 am
    Breaking: the left’s favourite Republican, Lindsey Graham, says he has evidence Clinton camp and DoJ colluded to nix email investigation.

    I thought he might have been pulling this one. He is a magnificent bastard.

  50. Chris

    Thanks Dover. I like your blog header even better than that Wong chap’s matter.
    But there are a lot more public goods in stable families, and a seriously negative public ‘good’ in creating a morality that is enforced with violence and massed public shaming yet is basically grounded on the lust of French philosophers for young boys.

  51. Boambee John

    Putting aside the hazards of carrying enriched uranium, particularly on an aircraft.

  52. .

    But there are a lot more public goods in stable families

    Can we please stop abusing the public finance discipline – conservatives should never argue like this, let alone talk about “lifelong social costs” of “public healthcare” because of persons X or activity Y.

  53. Anne

    So many people getting high on being oppressed these days, and SJW’s feeling the rush, as they uncover and reveal more and more victims of oppression. How does one gain access to all this euphoria?

    Well, it used to be – you find a pathetic victim.

    Don’t touch him!

    Point to someone else and scream indignation.

    Now they want to be the pathetic victim
    and scream that no one points at others on their behalf.

  54. C.L.

    Video:

    Hillary Clinton publicly affirms loyalty to Russia:

  55. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1029

    Just received the daily GetUp talking points email m0nty?

  56. Diogenes

    Why tf did Russia want enriched uranium?

    read the link

    Background: Over two years ago Russia requested a ten-gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) seized in early 2006 in Georgia during a nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices. The seized HEU was transferred to U.S. custody and is being held at a secure DOE facility.

    In response to the Russian request, the Georgian Government authorized the United States to share a sample of the material with the Russians for forensic analysis. Director Mueller previously planned to deliver the sample in April (Ref A), but due to a scheduling conflict the trip was canceled.

  57. Tailgunner

    Monty is vewy,vewy angry today.
    Donut Ban – Day 1!

  58. F.M.D.
    Wussia investigator Mueller personally delivered enriched uranium to Russian government.

    Ten grams! Wow! You could, like, blow up a phone box with that much fissionable material. (The bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima had 64kg of uranium.)

  59. stackja

    Tenth person charged in ATO fraud case
    Australian Associated Press
    8 minutes ago
    Another man has been charged over a tax evasion scheme that allegedly stole $165 million from the tax office.

    Simon Paul Anquetil, from Sydney’s lower north shore, is the 10th person to be charged in relation to the scheme and is due to face Sydney’s Central Local court on Friday.

    He’s charged with conspiracy to defraud the commonwealth, the same as his co-accused Adam Cranston, the son of the ATO deputy commissioner Michael Cranston.

    On Thursday the Australian Federal Police said the nine people were charged as part of an elaborate tax scheme that had defrauded $165 million.

  60. Just received the daily GetUp talking points email m0nty?

    Pfft, I get them straight from old George himself.

  61. .

    Actually monty – it doesn’t work like that.

    Anyway, you need to think why they’d want that. You have flat learning curves!

  62. Bruce of Newcastle

    a further 18 previously undisclosed contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives

    ROFL.

    The people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russia in the communications reviewed so far. But the disclosure could increase the pressure on Trump and his aides to provide the FBI and Congress with a full account of interactions with Russian officials and others with links to the Kremlin during and immediately after the 2016 election.

    Don’t like reading the fine print do we M0nty?
    And oh look!

    Feinstein: I Haven’t Seen Any Evidence of Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russians

    Is she THE Diane Feinstein, Democrat Royalty? Oh, she is. How odd.

  63. Geriatric Mayfly

    Yes Monty. But how much fissionable material in that crude device at Hiroshima was actually expended?

  64. Boambee John

    Thanks Diogenes.

  65. C.L.

    The people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion …

    LOL.

  66. .

    Something creepy for poor old depressed Gargooley.

    I really miss you, freak. Especially when you had a meltdown over an Asian reffo killing a nurse shark and carrying his quarry away like a proud tribesman.

  67. notafan

    wow, it still runs interference for the patron demons of Big Baby Parts and Human Organ Harvesting and Trading, the Clinton Crime Cartel

    See what I mean? It’s just a meanspirited troll running a wrecking ball through what used to be a decent commentary site.

    Sammich was spruiking the dead, dying, body double #fakenews and so were you. I couldn’t care less if Clinton had a tantrum, but you know, bring out the dead.

  68. stackja

    Liberty Quote
    The citizen’s efforts to minimise payable taxes by changing, reducing or entirely abandoning sources of earnings, not least by early retirement, are beyond the power of democracy to prevent – except by the involuntary labour that British democracy is dangerously approaching.

    — Arthur Seldon

    And ATO tax case raises questions about fairness.

  69. .

    This ATO stuff is really dangerous.

    Why should I obey the law of the land?

    Serious question.

  70. It’s the coverup, Bruce. It’s always the coverup.

  71. Diogenes

    Boambee John,
    you are welcome.

  72. struth

    Good moaning.
    Thanks for the offer for a drink Gary, but I have my handsful with the privilege of white maleness and being there for a family who appreciate it, and lean on it.
    Thanks to everyone else.
    I am and have always been fine and brought this subject up as I thought it was strange people started talking about hospitals just when I was dealing with them again.
    Sometimes these university freaks talking about white male privilege might like to meet a white male truckie from the wrong side of the tracks and explain to me my privilege.
    The white males who died in battle to enshrine THEIR privilege can’t now be met, but I will remind them of who they owe THEIR undeserved privilege just before I ……..

  73. C.L.

    Wow. NRO has the story on how Obama gave Russia details on UK’s nuclear arsenal – against the objections of Britain:

    Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain.

    “This appears to be significant because while the UK has announced how many missiles it possesses, there has been no way for the Russians to verify this,” Professor Malcolm Chalmers of the Royal United Services Institute told The Telegraph. “Over time, the unique identifiers will provide them with another data point to gauge the size of the British arsenal.”

  74. stackja

    Bill Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was revealed by which MSM entity?

    Monica Lewinsky scandal – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewinsky_scandal
    The Lewinsky scandal was an American political sex scandal that involved 49-year-old President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. …. News of the scandal first broke on January 17, 1998, on the Drudge Report, which reported that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative …

    MSM coverup?

  75. Fat Tony

    monty
    Ten grams! Wow! You could, like, blow up a phone box with that much fissionable material. (The bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima had 64kg of uranium.)

    I think you’ll find it was 6.4kg or 14lbs (about tennis ball size).
    Probably 4% actually fissioned properly.

    And I think the 10 gram sample was so that the Russians could trace back to where it was made.
    It can’t be cooked up in the kitchen like that other stuff you use.

  76. .

    Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow with detailed data about the performance of UK missiles. The UK refused, but the US agreed to hand over the serial numbers of Trident missiles it transfers to Britain.

    Not a good deal! After all, Britain allows the US to spy on US citizens through PRISM, which would not be legal in the US.

  77. Libby Zee

    Why should I obey the law of the land?

    Because, if you don’t you will probably be arrested and go to gaol. Just like those ATO fraudsters.

  78. Fat Tony

    Dot:
    This ATO stuff is really dangerous.
    Why should I obey the law of the land?
    Serious question.

    Cos men with guns will come around and throw you in prison.

  79. incoherent rambler

    This ATO stuff is really dangerous.

    Time to put all Federal and State politicians tax returns and records in the public domain.

    This should include any private companies where they are an office holder or shareholder.

    If the pollies don’t like they can stop being pollies.

  80. .

    Libby Zee
    #2383968, posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:52 am
    Why should I obey the law of the land?

    Because, if you don’t you will probably be arrested and go to gaol. Just like those ATO fraudsters.

    1/1000 crimes result in incarceration. The ATO is clearly run like the mafia. They want my data?

    They can go blow a tranny.

  81. From the same article, liberty quote or illiberty quote?

    “If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.” — Cardinal Richelieu in 1641

  82. Geriatric Mayfly

    Less than 2% Fat Tony.

  83. .

    Cos men with guns will come around and throw you in prison.

    Up to a point. This is socially dangerous. I can’t believe I’m seeing things that if repeated enough, would lead to civil unrest.

  84. Stimpson J. Cat

    (Crown lager is ok)

    It’s actually a deadly poison which destroys your taste buds and leaves you unable to tell the difference between good beer and bad.
    Trust me on this.

  85. stackja

    MAYS HILL M4 Mwy approaching Burnett St
    ACCIDENT Multiple vehicles
    Heavy traffic conditions. Expect significant delays. picture

  86. notafan

    Likely, we’ve all noticed that within each of the two human sexes there is a range of phenotypes stretching from masculine to feminine. We have distinctly feminine men and distinctly masculine women. The precise recipe for these phenotypes remains unclear, though there seems to be some combination of genetics and in utero endocrinology at work, interacting with ecological conditions. Certainly, while cultural attitudes have played some role in suppressing or encouraging the display of these differences at various times and places, their foundation is partly biological.

    As soon as this is said, it must be acknowledged that this biological basis has not always had the degree of scientific evidence it does today, and there have long been people hostile to such biological explanations. The latter group were among those who latched onto the term “gender” to identify this sexual phenotypic diversity. One might ask what was wrong with the more precise “sexual phenotype diversity.”


    Why We Should Stop Using the Term ‘Gender’

  87. Top Ender

    Watch out for the wobble board on the streets of the UK:

    Harris to be released but his trials continue

    Convicted Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is to be released from jail today after serving time for previous convictions.

    Harris, 87, is due to walk out of Stafford prison this afternoon (AEST), but will then attend court each day while he fronts a current case of four indecent assault charges at Southwark Crown court.

    The judge in the current case, Deborah Taylor, has formally granted Harris bail. She told the jury of seven women and five men that Harris’s bail would not have any impact on the decision they would make.

    Harris, of Bray, Berkshire, was previously sentenced in 2014. He has pleaded not guilty in the current trial, which involves four counts of indecent assault on three teenagers between 1971 and 1983.

    Harris will be in the dock on Monday when his current trial resumes. Justice Taylor said the court would not be sitting on Friday because “the defendant, Rolf Harris, is to be released from her Majesty’s Prison in Stafford’’.

    The judge said after an application by the defence, which was not opposed by the prosecution, that Harris had been granted bail.

    She said granting Harris bail would have no impact on the jury making its decision.

    “As a result of being released from prison, he will no longer be appearing in the court and he will be attending what remains of this trial in person from Monday next week.’’ Justice Taylor said.

    Oz print edition – no link. Sure can!

  88. Monty;

    Ailes dead.

    Good. He had zero redeeming features.

    Apart from your staggering dress sense on the fairway, you don’t have too damn many yourself, Monty.
    Go for a cruise up the Amazon.
    Forget to take your Oxycodone.
    Try to pass another kidney stone.
    Arsehole.

  89. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s the coverup, Bruce. It’s always the coverup.

    M0nty – Yes it is.

    Rand Paul: Obama Spied On Me Using NSA Intercepts

    Massive Amount of Data on 47 HARD DRIVES from Whistle Blower Proves Obama and Crew Spied on Everyone

    “Wussians” is the coverup. Obama needs the Wussians thing to justify spying on every potential Republican candidate for Prez, since otherwise he will have misrepresented to the FISA judge. And potentially committed wire fraud, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and criminal breach of privacy. Without making the “Wussians” excuse stick he will be going to jail for a very long time.

    Hillary too will be in the adjacent cell once her skeletons get to dance in front of a court.

    And those two outcomes would pretty much destroy the Democrat Party.

    We will see.

  90. srr

    Some Humans Ain’t Human
    by John Prine

    Mm Mm

    Some humans ain’t human
    Some people ain’t kind
    You open up their hearts
    And here’s what you’ll find
    A few frozen pizzas
    Some ice cubes with hair
    A broken Popsicle
    You don’t want to go there

    Some humans ain’t human
    Though they walk like we do
    They live and they breathe
    Just to turn the old screw
    They screw you when you’re sleeping
    They try to screw you blind
    Some humans ain’t human
    Some people ain’t kind

    You might go to church
    And sit down in a pew
    Those humans who ain’t human
    Could be sittin’ right next to you
    They talk about your family
    They talk about your clothes
    When they don’t know their own ass
    From their own elbows

    Jealousy and stupidity
    Don’t equal harmony
    Jealousy and stupidity
    Don’t equal harmony

    Mm Mm

    Have you ever noticed
    When you’re feeling really good
    There’s always a pigeon
    That’ll come shit on your hood

    Or you’re feeling your freedom
    And the world’s off your back
    Some cowboy from Texas
    Starts his own war in Iraq

    Some humans ain’t human
    Some people ain’t kind
    They lie through their teeth
    With their head up their behind
    You open up their hearts
    And here’s what you’ll find
    Some humans ain’t human
    Some people ain’t kind

    Mm Mm

  91. The agenda of the Left has to be the destruction of Western civilisation.

    Always has been: the family, co-operative civil society, Christianity …

    This is true. I will have more to say about Wong’s attempt to silence Christians or Jews opposed to same-sex ‘marriage’ on the grounds that anything that might raise in opposition failed to separate church from the state.

  92. stackja

    Man jailed for 18 years over wife’s murder
    Updated: 10:40 am, Friday, 19 May 2017
    A Sydney man who murdered his wife in front of their teenage daughter has been jailed for at least 18 years.

    In March, a NSW Supreme Court judge found Haydar Haydar, 60, guilty of murder rather than manslaughter after he stabbed Salwa Haydar more than 30 times at their Sydney home in early 2015.

  93. Fat Tony

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2383976, posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:59 am

    (Crown lager is ok)

    It’s actually a deadly poison which destroys your taste buds and leaves you unable to tell the difference between good beer and bad.
    Trust me on this.

    OK Stimpy – tell me your choice. (No cat’s piss in a bottle either)

    (My selection criteria include no ascorbic acid and reasonably drinkable)

  94. Of course CL is happy to smear an investigator into his boy Trump, even with ridiculous gotchas like that. That is what the religious right is reduced to, mewling about how unfair it all is as their heroes are shown to be criminal frauds.

    You should have been on Team 25th Amendment all along, CL. Pence is much more up your alley. Then again, Pence is implicated in so many of these scandals, he might not survive either.

  95. Can we please stop abusing the public finance discipline – conservatives should never argue like this,

    The phrase ‘public good’ or ‘common good’ has a far longer pedigree than the public finance discipline, thankfully.

  96. .

    Pence is implicated in so many of these scandals

    More evidence?

  97. The agenda of the Left has to be the destruction of Western civilisation.

    Always has been: the family, co-operative civil society, Christianity …

    This is true. I will have more to say about Wong’s attempt to silence Christians or J_ws opposed to same-sex ‘marriage’ on the grounds that anything that might raise in opposition failed to separate church from the state.

  98. JC

    Up to a point. This is socially dangerous. I can’t believe I’m seeing things that if repeated enough, would lead to civil unrest.

    Like what, Dot?

    The dep commissioner was trying to get a deal for his son with the ATO while he works there?

    You mean that sort of thing?

  99. .

    The phrase ‘public good’ or ‘common good’ has a far longer pedigree than the public finance discipline, thankfully.

    Is philosophy older than government? That’s nice.

    The terms need to stop being abused. Abuse of the term is playing on terms you cannot win on in the long run.

    “Words have meaning” or so I am told, not surrendering to the left from the outset is a good idea.

  100. .

    Exactly JC. The ATO is run like the mafia.

    Public tolerance of this sort of thing only exists because it is rare.

  101. JC

    Then again, Pence is implicated in so many of these scandals, he might not survive either.

    You’re right. It’s just hitting the wire services right now as I type. Apparently Pence spoke to a Russian emigre taxi driver in 1984 on a trip to the airport.

  102. Rand Paul: Obama Spied On Me Using NSA Intercepts

    Again, the problem with this theory by Rand Paul, the part where it falls down, is that Rand Paul isn’t worth bugging.

  103. stackja

    Police couldn’t stop killer chef’s death
    Sarah Motherwell, Australian Associated Press
    an hour ago

    Gory details trigger warning.

  104. Beliaik

    G’day Cats

    My thanks go out to all the Cats who have offered feedback and suggestions on the ABC FOI project.

    I put in a detailed submission to Sinc this morning to see if he’d consider the topic for its own thread as per your suggestions. It included some of the ABC and ACMA complaint details and runs to 4,798 words. Which could be too long for the busier Cats but the details people would like it.

    Johanna (#2383710, posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm)

    Thanks for the Marc Hendrickx link. I hadn’t seen it before. Now added to my ever-growing list of great blogs (897 so far).

    As I noted upthread, attacking TheirABC on the climate debate front via FOI is an extension of my retirement hobby – which I call ‘relaxivism’. It’s effectively the opposite of ‘activism’ (the very word looks green to me these days).

    Relaxivism is system-oriented rather than goal-oriented, so it’s no disappointment when the luvvies find themselves innocent. What’s important is the seeds of self-doubt that are planted in the interaction. I drank the green Kool-aid until a mate embedded a redpill-seed in my head. I’ve since achieved the same effect with another mate who is a senior journo. It works. It’s easy. It’s fun!

    Relaxivism wasn’t in the dictionary, so I defined it for Urban Dictionary like this;

    “Relaxivism is the use of reason and logic to calm a fellow citizen who has become alarmed or agitated by prophecies put forward by special interest groups. Relaxivism strives to remove hysteria and emotion from debates and to replace it with rationality and scepticism.”

    On a day-to-day basis I mostly just swat down green alarmists in the letters columns of my local papers (ten letters per week and maybe fifty texts), but tormenting bureaucrats is fun, too.

    Cannibal (#2383845, posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:44 am)

    “…I recall that a program called “the climate swindle” (or something like that) was in fact aired by the ABC, …”

    Wow, what an excellent memory! I wish I was so-blessed! I’ve had too many hard knocks to the head….

    “However, if within the last ten years, the ABC has just lied to you.”

    Indeed. Certainly didn’t expect that! I was near-as-dammit certain they’d run nothing sceptical in ten years. Thank you very much indeed!

    Rabz (#2383853, posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:52 am)

    “… I actually watched it at the time (July 11 2007 – note the date).”

    How in heck were you able to pin down the date? Cats are the smartest people I know! Brilliant! Thank you very much!

    Cohenite (#2383871, posted on May 19, 2017 at 9:16 am)

    “Beliaik: I sent your post to The Climate Sceptics: it is up:
    http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/abc-bias.html”

    Thank you, much appreciated!

    I’ve mainly lurked at the Cat because I never feel comparatively bright enough to throw my two-cents-worth in. Same at WUWT and Jo Nova. I mainly bask in the glow of much greater intellects and soak up the knowledge to use elsewhere.

    Shitstirring, I mean, relaxivism, has always been my strength, so I decided I should become a kind of ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the climate debate in retirement. ‘Beliaik Doubtseed’, if you like. It’s a war against stupidity that we’re fighting. We gotta go with our strengths.

    Rant off.

  105. stackja

    Sex slave teen girl escapes Sydney house
    Australian Associated Press
    16 minutes ago
    Police are trying to track down a good Samaritan who helped a 17-year-old girl from West Africa after she escaped a Sydney home where she was reportedly held captive as a sex slave.

    The woman, believed to be named Nicole, drove the girl to an inner west asylum seeker centre three weeks ago.

    It’s hoped Nicole can pinpoint where she found the teen so police can narrow their search for her captor.

    The girl from Guinea says in January she met a man in her home country who offered to bring her to Australia as his cleaner and in April they travelled together via Paris to Sydney, NSW and federal police revealed on Friday.

    She was driven to a home believed to be in the city’s metropolitan area – where she was kept in a room and sexually assaulted by a number of men.

    In the early hours of April 27, the girl managed to escape and ran until she was picked up by Nicole in a small red car.

    After consultation with the University of Technology Sydney’s anti-slavery unit the teen was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment.

    She remains in the care of Family and Community Services.

    The AFP’s human trafficking unit has been brought in to investigate along with NSW Police State Crime Command’s sex crimes squad.

    They’re keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard from the teen after she escaped.

  106. .

    Again, the problem with this theory by Rand Paul, the part where it falls down, is that Rand Paul isn’t worth bugging.

    Hilarious montell. You didn’t even know who Mike Pence was until about eight months ago, but you know all about his crimes, which you admit amount to “being unpopular with Congress”.

  107. Is philosophy older than government? That’s nice.

    The terms need to stop being abused. Abuse of the term is playing on terms you cannot win on in the long run.

    “Words have meaning” or so I am told, not surrendering to the left from the outset is a good idea

    Indeed, words having meaning, that is why it is dishonest to shift from ‘public finance discipline’ to ‘government’ in a reply. Further, there is nothing wrong with using the term public or common good, or public concern, strictly speaking, and the disingenuousness of the Left is no reason to abandon them. All words or phrases can be dishonestly used by scoundrels.

  108. .

    After consultation with the University of Technology Sydney’s anti-slavery unit the teen was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment.

    “University’s anti slavery unit”

    What the actual fuck? I suppose they have an Anti-Kony-Liberation-Army as well?

    “Police State Crime Command”

    They must work like the ATO.

  109. JC

    Exactly JC. The ATO is run like the mafia.

    Public tolerance of this sort of thing only exists because it is rare.

    Dot,

    Libertarians get lampooned here because we believe in small government (tiny government) and we hold the belief that no one should avail themselves to 50% of the money you’ve earned.

    When you describe the ATO as a Mafia like organization you may be missing the larger picture. You must, you need to have this sort of organization if you’re operating a high tax high welfare state. There’s no way out of this .

    This won’t change until people decide they’ve hard enough. We’re nowhere near this because we’re a socialist country supported b y the bulk of the punters.

  110. candy

    The mainstream media is mostly Left and their business is to paint Donald Trump as insane and a traitor, thereby destabilising him in the eyes of the public, and finally get the impeachment they wanted since day 1 after the election. I read that on a main Left blogging Australian site and the bloggers all agreed that was the correct tactic to get rid of him.
    Whilst that is happening he finds it hard to concentrate on the economy and getting those businesses back in America and providing employment, which is what he was elected to do, and begin that wall.

    It’s hard for public to be objective when each news site is depicting him as a crazy idiot who needs minders.

  111. stackja

    Wheeler, Sir Frederick Henry (1914–1994)

    by John Farquharson

    Sir Frederick Henry Wheeler was once described as a “legendary public servant and a master of guerrilla warfare in the bureaucracy.”

    He was also one of Canberra’s “seven dwarfs” — Allen Brown, H. C. “Nugget” Coombs, John Crawford, Harry Bland, Dick Randall and Roland Wilson — that remarkable group of top public servants who exercised enormous influence on policy formulation through the Menzies-Holt era of the 1950s and 1960s.

    But it was in the Khemlani loans affair, which led to the downfall of the Whitlam Labor Government, that Sir Frederick showed just how formidable was his talent for bureaucratic infighting. What shook Sir Frederick, as Secretary of the Treasury, was that for a brief period during 1974-75 Treasury lost control of the raising of loan funds on the international market, a function it had normally shared with the Reserve Bank. For the Government had turned to a small-time Pakistani commodity dealer, Tirath Hassaram Khemlani, who, through Mr Whitlam’s Minerals and Energy Minister, R. F. X. “Rex” Connor, was asked to tap newly-rich oil sheiks for funds to put together a $4 billion loan.

    And I assume the ATO was closely supervised then.

  112. areff

    Newly arrived admirers of Sean Delonas might enjoy these pictures. They’re behind the altar at a traditionalist Catholic church (Tridentine Rite) on East 44th street. The church burned down about 20 years ago and, when they rebuilt, Sean was asked if he’d like to paint the interior.

    The “in” joke is that all his various saints are portraits of New York Post journos and editors. Had he been painting the residents of Dante’s seventh circle, that would have been entirely appropriate.

    Ken Chandler, the then-editor, plays God. Joe Rabinowitz, the night editor, plays a saint. Mary is a card-counting habitual gambler; her young charge the copygirl infected with anthrax, post 9/11.

    By the way, the Delonas painting you’ll see in thumbnails (the old bloke with the dog), while a tad too sentimental for some tastes, is lovely by my reckoning.

  113. Nick

    Chris Cornell’s death is apparently suicide. Let’s have another lecture about the privilege he had as a white man eh?

  114. Tailgunner

    It’s actually a deadly poison which destroys your taste buds and leaves you unable to tell the difference between good beer and bad.
    Trust me on this.

    FME, another Fosters Light Ice fan!?
    GrigoryM confirmed!

  115. notafan

    Dot what you are proposing is tax evasion.

    What these people did was a fraud based on exploiting systemic weaknesses, it wasn’t their own tax payments that they stole it was someone else’s.

    Which it why the AFP went straight to offences like ‘conspiracy to defraud the commonwealth’.

    The tax laws haven’t been shown to be full of holes 9though it is) ,this time but the administration of the collection systems.

    And they want access to businesses’ software.

  116. JC

    This press conference is his best yet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7khuvrLExA

    When asked about Comey’s assertion, Trump was unequivocal.

  117. Snoopy

    Hilarious montell. You didn’t even know who Mike Pence was until about eight months ago

    A few days ago Monty didn’t even know the name of the acting FBI director. But Monty’s a Washington expert doncha know.

  118. stackja

    Turn off TV while eating to lose weight
    Jane Kirby, Press Association
    17 minutes ago
    Not having lunch at your desk and switching off the TV while eating could be the key to losing weight, research suggests.

  119. C.L.

    Of course CL is happy to smear an investigator into his boy Trump, even with ridiculous gotchas like that. That is what the religious right is reduced to, mewling about how unfair it all is as their heroes are shown to be criminal frauds.

    You should have been on Team 25th Amendment all along, CL. Pence is much more up your alley. Then again, Pence is implicated in so many of these scandals, he might not survive either.

    GOLD!

  120. Nick

    Areff, it’s interesting, given the whining by Fairfax journalists for Governmental support, in the name of diversity, that Quadrant still exists, a veritable beacon of thought provoking quality, that attracts little of the funding that the whiners get.

  121. .

    Indeed, words having meaning, that is why it is dishonest to shift from ‘public finance discipline’ to ‘government’ in a reply

    Tell me how public finance exists as a discipline without government (or quasi-government). The problem is if you justify government not existing, you either argue that all public goods are club goods or that underprovision doesn’t exist or isn’t a problem (and I am sympathetic to this).

    Further, there is nothing wrong with using the term public or common good, or public concern, strictly speaking, and the disingenuousness of the Left is no reason to abandon them.

    No, we should be clear on terms. I suspect someone wants subsidies, not to be left alone.

  122. JC

    Fan

    I think Dot understands the distinction. What’s he’s saying is that he’s shocked a person so senior within the ATO behaved that way and there were others too, according to news sources.

    Crantson is the person frequently making threats against wealthy people and we now have this spectacle.

  123. Yeah Dot, that argument of yours from yesterday didn’t go anywhere, did it. You were trying to say that at least 19 Republican Senators were going to follow tendentious legal advice from the CJ of the SCOTUS to vote against their own party and get themselves primaried out of a seat for life, just to theoretically uphold the rule of law. That was a bit unlikely, even by your quixotic standards.

    Back in reality, the most likely outcome now is that Congress hasn’t got the guts to impeach Trump, and they will get soundly thumped in 2018, leaving Pelosi (or whomever may succeed her) to knife Caesar. More importantly, the thumping will clear out the moderate Republicans and leave the extremist rump to dominate the party caucus, just like how the Blue Dog Democrats got smashed several cycles ago.

  124. C.L.

    Here is a prediction (hardly a brave one): not only will Trump not be impeached but there won’t be one single indictment flowing from the Wussia fake news affair. Trump will serve four years and either retire as an old man, making way for Pence or somebody else, or take a shot at a second term.

  125. .

    This won’t change until people decide they’ve hard enough. We’re nowhere near this because we’re a socialist country supported b y the bulk of the punters.

    So do they tolerate this mafia-like behaviour because they get a cut?

    Robert Bolt was right. The common man is a disgusting weasel.

  126. H B Bear

    Ruh roh. As Gillard’s Fabian monster awakes, the nervous townsfolk begin to panic as its rumblings wake them in their beds and they know it is coming for their wallets. Teh Australian editorial today,

    These design flaws are a legacy of the Gillard government but the incoming Abbott administration had a chance to slow down and improve the rollout. It decided not to; it did not want to be seen as offside with the disability lobby. The 2015 SA trial went ahead and proved the NDIS had dramatically underestimated the demand for early intervention. SA was not alone in seeing ever more autism cases. In the seven years to 2011, diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder in Australia increased on average by 18 per cent.

    Another example of Says Law in action for you right there. It’s carpal tunnel syndrome on steroids, with thousands replaced by billions. Pure Fabian genius.

  127. .

    Yeah Dot, that argument of yours from yesterday didn’t go anywhere, did it. You were trying to say that at least 19 Republican Senators were going to follow tendentious legal advice from the CJ of the SCOTUS

    Yeah, “tendentious legal advice” from the CJ of the USA (dumbarse) and eminent constitutional law professors…you should work in sales if you can say this shit with a straight face.

    Well done monty. You’ve further proven that Trump and Pence’s “crimes” are that they don’t belong to the establishment.

  128. JC

    So do they tolerate this mafia-like behaviour because they get a cut?

    Sure thing.

    The punters aren’t looking at this as a shocking indictment on the system. They are looking at it as how it can be cleaned up so they end up with more money.

    It’s all money, money, money. How to shakedown those that have it.

    The fact that the Liars party is running on a tax policy of hitting people for over 50% of their incomes and looks like winning the next election tells you where we’re heading.

  129. srr

    Bill Mitchell‏Verified account @mitchellvii 4h4 hours ago

    It’s going far more smoothly than one would expect a hostile takeover of our country by the voters against an entrenched bureaucracy might.

  130. Tell me how public finance exists as a discipline without government (or quasi-government). The problem is if you justify government not existing, you either argue that all public goods are club goods or that underprovision doesn’t exist or isn’t a problem (and I am sympathetic to this).

    No, no. You are simply committing an ignoratio elenchi. I am not raising a problem in public finance, I am saying that the public good is simply distinguishable from a private good.

    No, we should be clear on terms. I suspect someone wants subsidies, not to be left alone.

    Of course, if you were sensitive to the context in which I used the term, you wouldn’t have assumed what you did simply because you are familiar with that technical usage.

  131. C.L.

    I mean, it’s absolutely hilarious.
    The bloke investigating Wussia-gate personally delivered enriched uranium to the Russian secret service on the orders of Barack Obama. Additionally, Obama disregarded MI6’s wishes and gave the Russians all the serial numbers for the British nuclear arsenal.

  132. Stimpson J. Cat

    (My selection criteria include no ascorbic acid and reasonably drinkable)

    This sounds suspiciously like vegan talk.

    In no particular order:

    Grolsch
    Founders All Day IPA
    Hoegaarden White
    Jacobinus Pils
    Monteiths Radler
    Weihenstephaner anything
    Impala
    EB
    Northbridge Brewing Company Beerland Lager(best lager I’ve ever had only on tap)

    To start with.
    I don’t really drink anymore.
    No point.
    Disturbs my chi.

    😁

  133. Snoopy

    That media conference with Trump and the Colombian president was bitterly disappointing. I was waiting for a topless Zoe Daniel to rush the stage with ‘Free Cassie’ scrawled across her tits. But, no.

  134. A preview of Dotworld, 2018:

    CJ ROBERTS: Okay Goopers, you’ve heard the evidence. Trump is probably as guilty as sin, in my expert opinion, though the wingnut wurlitzer still screams his innocence and 85% of Republican voters still think he’s Jesus. Now, I realise that if you vote to impeach then your cushy careers are over since you are in safe gerrymandered seats and the only political pressure you face is the threat of primary challenges from your extreme right. But I beseech you in the name of a bit of paper I have right here that I just wrote on, sacrifice yourself for the greater good!
    GOP SENATORS: Yeah sure, why not.

    Mmm hmm.

  135. JC

    The bloke investigating Wussia-gate personally delivered enriched uranium to the Russian secret service on the orders of Barack Obama.

    Which is a serious worry having him as special counsel.

  136. Infidel Tiger

    Monty, stop taking the Oxy.

  137. .

    Of course, if you were sensitive to the context in which I used the term, you wouldn’t have assumed what you did simply because you are familiar with that technical usage.

    Excellent. The more left out of the public sector domain, the happier I am.

  138. Stimpson J. Cat

    FME, another Fosters Light Ice fan!?
    GrigoryM confirmed!

    Shut up you hoody wearing hoodlum.
    Don’t point your filthy Kekistani reffo fingers at me or you will go back.
    Bloody ethnics.
    😁

  139. Anne

    Stack:

    The agenda of the Left has to be the destruction of Western civilisation.

    Isn’t that what I’ve been explaining for some time?

    I’m glad you’re all catching up.

    Even IT is talking Illuminatit now. 😉

    Pity it’s too late to stop it.

    The fog has cleared though so at least you’ll have a good view of Armageddon.

  140. Chris

    That FOI request and response from the ABC was excellent work. Beliak, well done.

    I tried one to the Attorney-General’s office. I asked for
    1) Any document containing a benefit-cost analysis of the 1996 and/or 2002 gun buybacks
    2) any document referencing costs to shooters and/or the public of compliance with the 1996 gun laws.

    The request was refused on the grounds that no such document exists.

  141. Put it this way, IT: I can see why there is an opioid epidemic.

  142. .

    LOL monty. Trump has committed no crime (according to the experts). You’re pinging everywhere like a FIFO worker on his first hit of amphetamines.

  143. incoherent rambler

    So do they tolerate this mafia-like behaviour because they get a cut?

    Decimal point, you are almost there.

    Corruption in government and the public service only comes to light when someone does not get their cut.

    Tis why Capone was so successful, he ensured that everyone got a slice of the cake.

    Now ask yourself why we don’t have anti-racketeering laws.

  144. Stimpson J. Cat

    Monty, stop taking the Oxy.

    Monty mail me the Oct.
    You giving me a clusterf$ck headache.
    Don’t rake me tell you twice.

  145. john constantine

    Their redfilth gillard didn’t let unexpected design flaws slip through.

    The whole point of NDIS shortencare was to use little crippled kiddies in wheelchairs as weapons in the last great push to topple the evil settler socieity illegaly occupying Australia.

    Transnational globalism has been used by Stalinists to topple the evil settler societies of Africa, the toppling of the dominos of western imperialistic colonialism in the Pacific comes next, then the Americas are to be fundementally transformed.

    Indebtedness, preferrably as a continually cascading financial load, is a fine weapon, once fired it cannot be escaped by its target and the wounds are as lethal as a Zombie bite.

  146. JC

    Monst

    How much of that stuff have you taken?

    Grant one wish.. just one.

    When you finally get off that stuff, come back here and review all the nonsense you’ve posted and then apologize to me and the readership for being an addicted tool.

  147. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oxy.
    See I can’t even spell properly.

  148. Even IT is talking Illuminatit now.

    Phosphorescent breasts?

  149. A call to authority, Dot? From you? Now you’re just lying to yourself.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    Illuminatit

    Photos please.

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    Don’t even think about it GrigZee.
    Just don’t.
    Send them to Sinc not me.

  152. LOL I am taking no drugs today. Just high on life.

  153. Snoopy

    Have you got a motorbike Monty? A good time to go for a fang.

  154. .

    monty you twit the entire legal system works on authority.

  155. Anne

    Well spotted, Stimp. Lol.

  156. srr

    Jordan B Peterson‏ @jordanbpeterson

    Using Power/Psychology of Language to Deal w/SJWs, Thought Police, Psych…

    Using Power/Psychology of Language to Deal w/SJWs, Thought Police, Psychopaths & Other Extremists
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  157. struth

    Muttley making predictions again.
    FMD.

  158. Fat Tony

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2384033, posted on May 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    (My selection criteria include no ascorbic acid and reasonably drinkable)

    This sounds suspiciously like vegan talk.
    Not vegan – anything with ascorbic acid gives me extremely bad headaches.

    In no particular order:

    Grolsch
    Tried it – reasonable

    Founders All Day IPA
    Dunno

    Hoegaarden White
    Dunno

    Jacobinus Pils
    Nah – I’m Catholic

    Monteiths Radler
    Dunno
    Weihenstephaner anything
    Like the lager, but the wheat beer tastes like what i think cat’s piss would taste like.
    Impala
    Not into animals – especially ones with sharp horns
    EB
    Dunno
    Northbridge Brewing Company Beerland Lager(best lager I’ve ever had only on tap)
    Don’t drink in pubs

    To start with.
    I don’t really drink anymore.
    No point.
    Disturbs my chi.

  159. Anne

    Monty, stop taking the Oxy.

    Take the Oxy, Mont.

    Take all the Oxy.

    There you go.

    Better now.

  160. Roger

    In the seven years to 2011, diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder in Australia increased on average by 18 per cent.

    There is increasing evidence that the rising rates of autism are linked to the rise in late in life pregnancies, as are a number of other complications that result in children with disabilities. One theory is that deterioration of the genetic material in a woman’s eggs increases as she gets older, leading to developmental issues with the foetus in late in life pregnancies. If so, it would seem that woman are not designed – or if you subscribe to evolutionary biology, have not evolved – to have late in life pregnancies. Unfortunately for our society the dominance of feminism, which encourages women to put their careers ahead of starting a family and the increasingly difficult economics of child rearing mean that late in life pregnancies are becoming the norm rather than the exception (I believe the average age of Australian women bearing babies is now 30). This is not healthy, it seems, and for a number of reasons.

  161. incoherent rambler

    Put it this way, IT: I can see why there is an opioid epidemic.

    I don’t get it.
    Having been dosed with a lot of morphine, the attending physician was heard to say to the nurse who said : “For heavens sake give him more morphine”, physician: “No way. He has had enough to kill a horse.”
    I have never had the urge to repeat the dosage.

  162. Senile Old Guy

    Turn off TV while eating to lose weight
    Not having lunch at your desk and switching off the TV while eating could be the key to losing weight, research suggests.

    Typical MSM. This was they key treatment:

    Experts from the University of North Carolina analysed data from 80 people who said they were ready to lose weight at the start of the study. They were split into two groups, with the first encouraged to follow mindful eating, such as paying attention to hunger and feelings of fullness, planning meals and snacks, savouring tastes and keeping away from distractions. They followed this plan for 15 weeks and were encouraged to exercise. The second group was given no intervention and acted as a control group.

    Nothing to do with TV, per se. Arguably, you could ‘eat mindfully’ with the TV on.

    Note that they were also encouraged to exercise; the other group was not. So this is a classic confounded study (which I will be saving to use as an example) with ‘mindful eating’ confounded with ‘encouraged to exercise’. So was it mindful eating or exercise; or both? Who knows.

  163. .

    There is increasing evidence that the rising rates of autism are linked to the rise in late in life pregnancies, as are a number of other complications that result in children with disabilities

    Also increasing evidence of shit parenting, teachers with NFI and too much taxpayer’s funds and an inclination to crush individuality and more so masculinity with medication.

  164. C.L.

    Time for one of my fake news deconstructions …
    In The Australian (which means The Times, in this case):

    Mossad chiefs: Don’t share secrets with Trump.

    Two former heads of Mossad have urged Israel to withhold intelligence from the US after President Trump was accused of passed classified information to the Russians.

    Danny Yatom, a former director of the spy agency, called the leak a “grave violation” and said that Israel should punish Washington for it. “We need to abstain from transferring information to [Trump], or to give him only partial information, so that he can’t endanger a source,” Mr Yatom, who led the agency from 1999 to 2001, said.

    Shabtai Shavit, his predecessor, suggested that the new president was a danger to Israeli assets.

    So who are these men, Danny Yatom and Shabtai Shavit?

    Well, short-term Mossad chief Yatom was a Labour Knesset member and a member of the Socialist International and Progressive Alliance. He is a left-wing nutball. In the 1990s, during his tenure, he was named by Newsweek in an expose of Mossad illegally spying on US Vice-President Al Gore.

    The best way to understand who Shabtai Shavit is would be to read the piece in The Jerusalem Post by a former friend lamenting that he had become a left-wing nutball who was betraying his country.

    MY SADDEST COLUMN EVER – SELLING SURRENDER AS STRATEGY.

    Recently, however, Shavit has chosen to affiliate himself with a newly formed group of around 200 high-ranking former security officials (brigadier-generals and above in the IDF and their equivalents in the Mossad, Shin Bet and Police), which calls itself “Commanders for Israeli Security.”

    CIS has taken upon itself to promote a “vision” for the resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, based on the Saudi Peace Plan – a.k.a. the Arab Peace Initiative (API), and a regional arrangement with the “moderate” Arab states.

    The API in effect calls for the return to the indefensible pre-1967 lines (with “comparable and mutually agreed minor land swaps” – whatever that might mean).

    In exchange for this the Arab states would, allegedly, consider the Arab–Israeli conflict over, sign a peace treaty with Israel and establish normal relations, within the framework of a comprehensive peace.

    According to CIS’s prescription, the durability of this unlikely arrangement will be underwritten by the goodwill and credibility of some of the most decadent, corrupt and unstable regimes on the planet, all located in the world’s most tumultuous region, in which uncertainty is the only certainty.

    To my dismay, Shavit has not only thrown his considerable public prestige behind this patently perilous and preposterous proposition, he has become one of its principal promoters – appearing prominently on CIS’s website and Facebook page, and publishing two detailed articles endorsing it.

    More fake news.

  165. john constantine

    Deadwood being dissed on a libertarian site?.

    The Great Libertarian experiment Deadwood?.

    [seriously, it took crony socialist hurst to turn up with an army before socialism could survive the sun setting on its arse in Deadwood.]

    At least Deadwood led to that other great libertarian televisual experiment, Justified.

  166. Geriatric Mayfly

    Monty, seeing you seem reluctant to correct your erroneous ways, I will oblige.


    In the case of Hiroshima, the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was an incredibly crude and inefficient weapon. When it exploded, about 99 per cent of the uranium that was supposed to undergo this chain reaction, didn’t. It just blew apart in the air, and a very small percentage, maybe two per cent of the fissile material, actually detonated. And most of it just became other radioactive elements. [. . .] Now to imagine how small an amount that is, seven-tenths of a gram of uranium is about the size of a peppercorn. Seven-tenths of a gram weighs less than a dollar bill. So even though this weapon was unbelievably inefficient, and almost 99 per cent of the uranium had nothing to do with the destruction of Hiroshima, it was a catastrophic explosion.

  167. monty you twit the entire legal system works on authority.

    When it comes to impeachment, politicians have the authority, not the legal system. It is resolved for political ends by politicians, ultimately, even if lawyers and judges are involved in the process. Any legal reasoning is just pretext for political logic.

  168. Stimpson J. Cat

    In the seven years to 2011, diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder in Australia increased on average by 18 per cent.

    I blame boiler mothers, lesbian mothers, older mothers, women in general, a large hit of vaccines at once rather than spacing them out safely, and KFC genetically modified chicken.
    The KFC also leads to larger breast size in women so we must weigh the pros and cons.
    Also Illuminatit.

  169. struth

    Beliaik…….
    How could you not wanted to comment in the past when you see Monty, testies, or even the choice of politicians by Sinclair himself?

    Dot believes economics can cure islamic invasion and therefore we can open our borders!

    He, he………… come in.

  170. .

    monty once again outlines that Trump and Pence have committed the crime of not being from the beltway.

  171. LOL at idiots trying to say the ten grams of uranium that Mueller delivered would be enough to flatten Hiroshima. You lot are in fine form this morning.

  172. .

    monty

    Why help Russia? Don’t they have their own uranium?

  173. stackja

    Anne
    #2384044, posted on May 19, 2017 at 11:36 am
    Stack:

    The agenda of the Left has to be the destruction of Western civilisation.

    Isn’t that what I’ve been explaining for some time?

    I’m glad you’re all catching up.

    Even IT is talking Illuminatit now. 😉

    Pity it’s too late to stop it.

    The fog has cleared though so at least you’ll have a good view of Armageddon.

    I remember the 1950s and the Left then. Their children and grandchildren just continuing the ‘crusade’.

    Rhiannon, a child of Marxist parents, had formerly been a member of the Socialist Party of Australia (since 1996, the Communist Party of Australia).

    Mark Aarons (born 25 December 1951) is an Australian journalist and author. He was a political adviser to NSW Premier Bob Carr.
    Aarons was born in Newcastle, New South Wales but was brought up in Sydney. He was educated at Fairfield Boys High School and North Sydney Boys High School.
    He is the son of the late Laurie Aarons, former secretary of the Communist Party of Australia. Mark Aarons was a member of the Communist Party of Australia from 1969 to 1978, and a Young Communist organiser in 1977.

  174. incoherent rambler

    The KFC also leads to larger breast size in women so we must weigh the pros and cons.

    I knew there had to be an upside to KFC.

    Can we make KFC compulsory?

  175. Nick

    Lol, Monty the wazir of science. A man who can’t understand what not to put in his mouth.

  176. calli

    The KFC also leads to larger breast size in women so we must weigh the pros and cons.

    Why was I not told of this forty years ago? 😠

  177. Stimpson J. Cat

    The thing about autism is that if you look hard enough at anyone’s family tree you can usually find a large number of individuals with traits of what we call autism.
    Back in the day they were known as “nerds” or “freaks” or “weirdos” or “special”.
    I can say this because I am one so please don’t play the racist card.

  178. C.L.

    Monty is saying that sending uranium to the Russian secret service is the same as Donald Trump singing “Moscow” by Genghis Khan in the shower.

  179. john constantine

    Lucifier, even though written by a socialist in its original graphic novel form is a timeless and libertarian examination of totalitarianism, predestination and free will.

    The tv series is for the tim-tam munching demographic to fill in their empty lives while they wait for the next episode of waleed the denier’s project.

    The name ‘Lucifer’ was used as an emotional hook. If a word cannot trigger a predestined response against your free will, then totalitarianism does it that little bit harder.

  180. stackja

    Heavy deluge hits Queensland’s east coast
    Australian Associated Press
    30 minutes ago
    Parts of Queensland’s coastline have been hit with heavy rain as forecasters warn of potential flash flooding across the state.

    And where is?

    And Timothy Fridtjof “Tim” Flannery is an Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist and global warming activist. Wikipedia

  181. .

    The dams will never fill up again.

    NEVER!

  182. ill-never-bring-my-phone-on-an-international-flight-again-neither-should-you.

    Ouch. Compelling advice.

    Pfft. And they call them smart phones.

    My $35 baseline model Nokia with no internet has been serving me well for years. Still using it, no intention to change, and feeling even better about it after reading this shit.

    If everybody uses a smart phone to store all their stuff then the smart thing to do is not to ‘not take it on a plane’. The smart thing to do is to not have one. Simples.

  183. Stimpson J. Cat

    Lucifer, even though written by a socialist in its original graphic novel form is a timeless and libertarian examination of totalitarianism, predestination and free will.

    It was very good.

  184. stackja

    Desal plants like BER.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    In the seven years to 2011, diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder in Australia increased on average by 18 per cent.

    Wow, I must get me some of those rivers of dosh.
    Every hard scientist on the planet would register on the autism spectrum.
    It goes with the territory.

    Scientists and mathematicians test higher on autism spectrum, says Cambridge University

  186. Geriatric Mayfly

    Tell us Monty. How many atoms in a gram of U235, ripe for splitting (fissioning)? Once you have finished counting, tell us how many in 10 grams, and how many telephone boxes this might vaporise.

  187. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    THE TIMES
    Nazi slut joke against German right-wing candidate free speech, judges rule
    Alice Weidel, second from left, pictured with AfD leaders.

    David Charter
    The Times
    11:45AM May 19, 2017

    A leader of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has lost her court challenge against a TV satire program that called her a Nazi slut.

    Judges in Hamburg district court ruled that the show was protected by freedom of speech legislation and said that Alice Weidel, the joint top candidate for AfD in September’s elections, must, as a public figure, learn to “put up with exaggerated criticism”.

    Ms Weidel, 38, has appealed to a higher court to prevent any rebroadcast of the extra 3 program shown by NDR on April 27.

    Christian Ehring, a comedian on the show, showed viewers a clip from a speech by Ms Weidel attacking political correctness. “It can no longer be that people who draw attention to problems in our country are dealt with more severely than the problems themselves,” she told an AfD congress last month. “We as democrats and patriots will not be silenced. Because political correctness belongs to the dustbin of history.”

    Ehring commented: “That’s right! Let’s put an end to political correctness. The Nazi slut is right. Was this incorrect enough? I hope so!”

    From the Oz. Is “Greenie slut” acceptable as free speech, then? Asking for a friend.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #2384039, posted on May 19, 2017 at 11:34 am
    Monty, stop taking the Oxy

    Or take two boxfuls for lunch.
    Either way.

  189. This sounds suspiciously like vegan talk.

    In no particular order:

    Grolsch
    Founders All Day IPA
    Hoegaarden White
    Jacobinus Pils
    Monteiths Radler
    Weihenstephaner anything
    Impala
    EB
    Northbridge Brewing Company Beerland Lager(best lager I’ve ever had only on tap)

    Good range, but I can’t drink Aussie or Kiwi IPA anymore. The brewers think overloading it with hops is just brilliance when in actual fact it tastes like total shite.

  190. Snoopy

    Is “Greenie slut” acceptable as free speech, then? Asking for a friend.

    Your fixation with Lee Rhiannon is unseemly, Zulu.

  191. Senile Old Guy

    If so, it would seem that woman are not designed – or if you subscribe to evolutionary biology, have not evolved – to have late in life pregnancies.

    Figures I just Googled suggest just 10 per cent lived longer than 60 years so there is no evolutionary advantage for the female system work well after the prime baby carrying years. For males, it is a bit different.

  192. The KFC also leads to larger breast size in women so we must weigh the pros and cons.

    I knew there had to be an upside to KFC.

    Can we make KFC compulsory?

    I don’t think it results in Elle McPherson style breasts. More like Trigglypuff.

  193. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tell us Monty. How many atoms in a gram of U235, ripe for splitting (fissioning)?

    You’re making it really easy for him I see GM.
    I wonder if he can get the answer without Googling?

  194. struth

    As Russia re embraces christianity and fights Mussies, the country they all loved to visit as it was their utopia , loses favour now more agressive socialism and anti western totalitarianism is to be found in the U.N., their great hope for global domination.

    Rejecting the tired defeated old commie state for the UN has the added benefit of hiding their true intentions with the UN where the common man generally has no idea of what the UN is now all about.
    Agenda 21 and 2030 and the Australian politician’s desire to please their UN masters to the destruction of their own civilization , and with the enthusiasm unrivalled in most western countries must be exposed.

  195. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The KFC also leads to larger breast size in women so we must weigh the pros and cons.

    Doesn’t said KFC lead to the “Two axe handles across the acre” syndrome?

  196. srr

    YourVoice America (5/18) “Impeachment Talk Slows”
    Bill Mitchell

  197. Lysander

    Any Cats know how widely or deeply Chinese government would monitor a mobile device on a work visit to China? How much effort do the Chinese put into such monitoring? Would it be different for a business, private individual or public servant?

  198. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hint for M0nty. Avogadro’s Number is 6.02*10^23.

  199. Anne

    On Autism, the Globalists/Deep State have a plan to cull and control Western peoples.

    Vaccinations, Medicines, Food, Water, Chemtrails.

    The bad people own or control everything that we choose or are required to consume.

    Here, an American Food Forensics Scientist exposes big Pharma mass poisoning of black children and the fraudulent Cancer Industry.

  200. Roger

    The brewers think overloading it with hops is just brilliance when in actual fact it tastes like total shite.

    Agreed. If I have to drink another IPA with “floral”, “piney” or “citrus” “notes” out of balance with the malt backbone I think I’ll just surrender and return to Coopers. Give me a good, clean ale or lager any day.

  201. Stimpson J. Cat

    Would it be different for a business, private individual or public servant?

    The state monitoring tier goes like this:
    Falun Gong
    Uighur
    Tibetan
    Norks(not related to Illuminatits)
    Hong Kong Ching Chongs
    Mo Bro’s/Ho’s
    Buddhist Bald Larpers
    Whites

  202. Leigh Lowe

    mUnter still reporting from Area 51.

  203. Lysander

    The state monitoring tier goes like this:
    Falun Gong
    Uighur
    Tibetan
    Norks(not related to Illuminatits)
    Hong Kong Ching Chongs
    Mo Bro’s/Ho’s
    Buddhist Bald Larpers
    Whites

    Erm… thanks Stimps…

  204. Baldrick

    Any Cats know how widely or deeply Chinese government would monitor a mobile device on a work visit to China?

    Probably much less than the current Stupid.Fucking.Liberal.Party currently monitors your internet data and traffic.

  205. Leigh Lowe

    The state monitoring tier goes like this:
    Falun Gong
    Uighur
    Tibetan
    Norks

    Norks are at the top of my monitoring list.

  206. one old bruce

    Stimpson, you’re my new hero.

    I’m diagnosed ASD. We should form a group of ASD Cats.

    Yes totally convinced it’s hereditary.

  207. Chris

    The KFC also leads to larger breast size in women so we must weigh the pros and cons.

    Why was I not told of this forty years ago? 😠

    Sadly for both the researchers and the potential beneficiaries, it led to far greater increases in waist and butt size.

  208. Stimpson, you’re my new hero.

    I’m diagnosed ASD. We should form a group of ASD Cats.

    I reckon Monty is ASD so have fun with that.

  209. C.L.

    What intrigues me is how young Cranston learned all of those complicated tricks. It’s almost as though somebody expert in such matters was giving him tips. The tip he evidently failed to pass on was the one Frank gave Tony Montana:

    …the guys who last in this business…
    …are the guys who fly straight…
    …low-key, quiet.
    And the guys who want it all…
    …chicas, champagne, flash…
    …they don’t last.

  210. Lysander

    Interesting read cats on punishing the Libs:

    The problem with this ‘punishment’ is that the Libs won’t really be punished; they will be absorbed into the Labor slime ball that will inevitably eventuate. Labor knows that this is their last shot under the current electoral system. They themselves are now so far to the left that they are in danger of falling off the edge. They can’t go much further. This is the effect that the Greens have had on them. If they do win the next election then they will be fixated with holding power at any cost.

  211. Senile Old Guy

    Here, an American Food Forensics Scientist exposes big Pharma mass poisoning of black children and the fraudulent Cancer Industry.

    Mike Adams is a crank and nut case. He has no qualifications aside from a BSc.

  212. Lysander

    testing… bloody blogistan…

  213. Lysander

    Anyone else having trouble pasting links?

    Here’s one http://www.xyz.net.au/not-punish-conservatives-voting-political-enemies/ on punishing the Libs.

  214. Nick

    Any Cats know how widely or deeply Chinese government would monitor a mobile device on a work visit to China? How much effort do the Chinese put into such monitoring? Would it be different for a business, private individual or public servant?

    If work has to do with IP or has Government/military/commercial applications, I’d say yes. For an individual, perhaps no more than their own citizens and the ‘great firewall’ that is up to stop access to sites such as Facebook.

  215. one old bruce

    Yes we aren’t all on the same side, it makes socialising difficult. Also I believe a lot of this ‘gender dysphoria’ and even gayness actually arises from ASD, when they are genuine. But that’s just my whacky theory based on a half century or so of observation.

    In fact I guess we mostly need no-ASD’s to socialise because we are so irritating and irritated by other obsessives!

  216. herodotus

    University of Meburnistan plumbs the depths of modern derangement:
    (from the Oz)

    “Privileged” male students have been told to be more like women by curbing their confidence and refraining from dominating or showing off during classes, following workshops run by the University of Melbourne Student Union.
    Men should also acknowledge that being born male and white affords them certain privileges and reconsider the use of “Australian banter” during tutorials because of the risks of excluding students from other cultural backgrounds.
    Following recent workshops on “how privilege manifests itself in tutorials”, recommendations were given to university staff last week.
    A report from the sessions, tabled with the union’s student council, reveals female and coloured students complaints about “gaslighting” — a term commonly used to describe how victims of domestic violence are manipulated by perpetrators — describing how white, male students talk over them in class, “making us question whether we know anything”.
    “Ways for men not to dominate tutorials: acknowledging the race and gender problem in order to fix it,” the report says. “Questioning yourself, when you want to speak in a tutorial, as to why you want to speak. Is it to self-aggrandise or to learn and contribute.”
    The report also advises female students against the tendency of some women to cushion opinions with qualifying statements like “this is probably stupid but …”.
    “Women should stop second-guessing their intelligence,” it says.
    “But men should learn how to speak like women (and) not speak with absolute confidence when they are in fact not sure or expressing an opinion.”

  217. Libby Zee

    It just blew apart in the air

    The Hiroshima bomb was intended to explode ‘in the air’ at a height of 500′ to maximize the effects of the blast and the fireball on the city below.

  218. notafan

    I’m disappointed that the role that vampires have in current world events isn’t being given more credence.

    And the cat is the perfect place to air those perfectly reasonable views.

    #youknowyouwanto

  219. herodotus

    And let’s not forget that the deranged left now argue that having grown in a loving family, where things like children being read to can happen, gives children an “unfair advantage”.
    Hence the decades spent trying to disintegrate the family?

  220. Fat Tony

    Libby Zee
    #2384156, posted on May 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    It just blew apart in the air

    The Hiroshima bomb was intended to explode ‘in the air’ at a height of 500′ to maximize the effects of the blast and the fireball on the city below.

    The reference was to how little of the U235 actually fissioned/exploded.
    Apparently only 1 – 2% – which means the remaining 98 – 99% “just blew apart in the air”.

    It was not a reference to the fact that an airburst (as was used) does more damage than a ground detonation.

  221. notafan

    The Cranston scam is appalling and an indictment of the ATO that such an outrageous scam could be run by what appears to be a bunch of bimbos and bimbettes but suggesting we not bother to sent in the next quarter payment is, kind of foolish, all the same.

    I’m sure much much more will emerge.

  222. Leigh Lowe

    Re the Cranston thing, particularly Cranston Snr.
    Yesterday morning it was being reported that his son had been arrested, but nothing to do with Dad.
    Next thing we hear thst Dad “inadvertently” gave sonny-boy some inside info.
    This morning we hear that Dad was trying to cut a deal with “other officials” on behalf of sonny-boy.

  223. The Cranston scam is appalling and an indictment of the ATO that such an outrageous scam could be run by what appears to be a bunch of bimbos and bimbettes but suggesting we not bother to sent in the next quarter payment is, kind of foolish, all the same.

    Given the scale of the Cranston scam, you’d have to wonder if the ATO would even notice if we didn’t bother to send in the next payment.

  224. Baldrick

    Fat Tony – You have to forgive the resident trans house troll. Smarts is not one of his strong suits.

  225. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m diagnosed ASD. We should form a group of ASD Cats.

    Don’t ever say ASD.
    It sounds like an STD or an acronym and I f$cking hate acronyms. Unless I personally create them.
    Say Autobot.
    It sounds much cooler.

    Also never say spectrum.
    It’s f$cking retarded.
    When was the last time someone asked you “Do you like men or women? Do you like Donald Trump? Do you have AID’s? How can you be so unconventionally attractive yet so agile? Are you mentally ill? Are you a rainbow? Do you believe in unicorns and economics? ”
    And you answered “I’m on the spectrum. ”

    Never.
    See what I mean?

  226. notafan

    Yes LL I read that dad had tried to get a couple of subordinates to check the progress of the audit.

    I can’t believe they took eight months to wrap up such an obvious scam, which the longer it went, the more cash it bled.

    Very very stupid greedy people. I loved that one of them demanded $5 mill in Feb or he would dob them all in.

    Surprised someone didn’t order some concrete boots as a gift.

  227. thefrolickingmole

    Stimpy
    Disturbs my chi.

    You know my wife?
    How?
    Just so you know when her english gets better Im going to use that line on her.

  228. Stimpson J. Cat

    I reckon Monty is ASD so have fun with that.

    No.
    An autistic person would have been smart enough NOT to buy No Man’s Sky.

  229. one old bruce

    Hey I’m a Blade Runner mate. Darryl Hannah, drewl.

    Whatever you say, Now I get it I’m listening.

  230. areff

    The Chinese would be into your hard drive, rat-up-a-drain style. Not that Beijing is alone in this. Quietly, before any Australian politician visits Israel, DFAT will have a word and remind the junketeer not to log onto Oz government email accounts while in the country. If you doubt it, don’t. Absolutely true.

  231. Libby Zee

    The reference was to how little of the U235 actually fissioned/exploded.
    Apparently only 1 – 2% – which means the remaining 98 – 99% “just blew apart in the air”.

    It was not a reference to the fact that an airburst (as was used) does more damage than a ground detonation.

    Really? Was it?

  232. herodotus

    There’s a whole lot more to the Obama-Ayers relationship than anyone let on before he was elected.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/so_when_exactly_did_bill_ayers_and_barack_obama_meet.html

  233. johanna

    There is increasing evidence that the rising rates of autism are linked to the rise in late in life pregnancies,

    There is increasing evidence that the rise in autism diagnosis is a result of the ever-widening “spectrum” of behaviours it is said to encompass. What’s more, such a diagnosis benefits a lot of people – those who claim to diagnose and treat it, the schools (which get extra funding) and sometimes the parents who can shuck off responsibility for their child’s behaviour and get help and attention.

    Once upon a time, autism referred to a tiny minority of people with very severe communication difficulties. Now, the definition encompasses a lot of behaviours which are well within the normal range, as BoN pointed out. Such people might never win the popularity prize at school or work, but could have satisfying lives and careers in fields such as research, statistics, applied science, and a whole host of lower status jobs that require concentration and attention to detail.

    The ever growing autism industry is just one of the many lumps of lead in the taxpayer funded saddlebags of the NDIS.

  234. Here’s one http://www.xyz.net.au/not-punish-conservatives-voting-political-enemies/ on punishing the Libs.

    Why than you, kind sir. I always like it when other cats post my thought bubbles.

  235. notafan

    It didn’t have to be so hard.

    Up til a couple of decades ago the ATO had low level field staff doing random checks of payg obligations but apparently gave it up because whatever/not sexy.

    That would predictably lead to a change in behaviour, especially if they also failed to to chase up discrepancies in the annual reconciliations.

    Wait long enough and it leads to this.

    You can guarantee there are lots of little people doing the same thing on a smaller scale.

    The ATO doesn’t have the capacity to audit every single small business or taxpayer so some discrepancies will go unnoticed, University of Sydney tax law expert Micah Burch told AAP.
    “The audit rate for small businesses is quite low … in some ways the system relies on the honesty of taxpayers.”
    • Each employee pays different taxes so employers who withhold PAYG commitments can fly under the radar because there’s no set payment amount.
    • The alleged scheme was not particularly sophisticated, Burch believes. “Everyone knows the ATO can’t audit everyone. It just seems to rely on the fact that stuff like this will get lost in the sea of transactions.”


    more on the cranston tax case

  236. Chris

    There’s a whole lot more to the Obama-Ayers relationship

    I am still waiting for a single thing he wrote as law review editor to be released, or an academic transcript, or that muslim meeting tape concealed by the LA Times to be released.

    They have been as successful as the powers that be covering up the name and motives of the Canberra ACL bomber.

  237. Myrddin Seren

    nota

    The Cranston scam is appalling and an indictment of the ATO that such an outrageous scam could be run by what appears to be a bunch of bimbos and bimbettes ….

    I’m sure much much more will emerge.

    I am sure that the Powers-that-Be will be trying to deep six this story as fast as possible, because:

    C.L.:

    What intrigues me is how young Cranston learned all of those complicated tricks. It’s almost as though somebody expert in such matters was giving him tips. The tip he evidently failed to pass on was the one Frank gave Tony Montana:

    Plausible on both accounts.

    Dot:

    Exactly JC. The ATO is run like the mafia.

    Public tolerance of this sort of thing only exists because it is rare.

    I would suggest it is anything but rare in Australia – Underbelly ATO is simply the tip of the iceberg because these ‘criminal masterminds’ thought they could keep lifting $150 mill p.a. in perpetuity and so splashed out on hard assets. The one asset that any of them with a brain needed was an offshore bank account and a fast boat with big fuel tanks somewhere in northern Australia. I am stating that there is probably a lot more of this going on if even these clowns could surf in on the game.

    In discussing with one of the daughters – she is outraged given how the ATO harried her, and is mystified at the lack of public anger. So, not sure the bulk of the public is ‘tolerant’ or simply doesn’t give a shit. We will shamble down the Road to Serfdom pressed along by the gormless.

    I did suggest she write to independent senators like David Leyonhjelm to try to press the politicians and senior bureaucrats in Senate hearings to institute investigations and independent audits – because I am pretty sure nothing will be down by the Uniparty.

    Failing the above – #Veneztralia awaits.

  238. Lysander,

    Thanks for linking to my piece.

  239. struth

    As far as the ATO scam is concerned dad is in it up to his neck.
    Probably masterminded the whole thing.

    This story will die quicker than a gas cylinder explosion in a Canberra christian building.

    Are we meant to believe this was all just coincidence?

    Apparently!

  240. Geriatric Mayfly

    The original point of contention arises from Monty’s claim, above somewhere, that 10 grams of fissionable matter is something to be scoffed at. The reference to the Hiroshima bomb, was simply to demonstrate that 10 grams would have gone a great deal further, had the technology been available.

  241. H B Bear

    The ATO scam lines up nicely with the muzzy childcare scam. Once you know how the IT systems, checks and balances work you can drive a truck through them. Loaded with millions in cash of course. Ditto customs, Australia Post and all the rest.

  242. thefrolickingmole

    Alobo, stating the obvious, Maocolm has given up on any Liberal principles and the eunuchs following him have fallen in line.

    Anthony Albanese has differentiated himself from Bill Shorten on the budget, saying the Coalition had raised the “ideological white flag” as he urged Labor to claim a win for progressive politics and move on.

    The one-time leadership candidate laid out a distinct progressive foundation for Labor at a time when the Coalition moves closer to the political centre, which has seen Bill Shorten adopt more strident positions.

    Albanese labelled the Coalition’s budget an “ideological surrender” in a speech to the Transport Workers Union on Thursday.

    “After years of negativity and culture wars, the Coalition used the budget to offload much of its ideological baggage and embrace Labor values on some core issues – at least at a superficial level … The way forward for Labor is to accept their rhetorical conversion and triple our pressure for investment, while continuing to argue the case for further progressive reform.”

  243. Lysander

    No probs Adam; great work! I love the XYZ so much we should publicly fund it (even as an economic Libertarian).

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