Wednesday Forum: June 13, 2018

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  1. jupes

    Obama bowing to Saudi princes was a bad look, and so was this.

    You are clueless.

  2. Snoopy

    Bollocks, jupes. Presidents don’t have to bow to generals. Particularly not foreign generals.

    Monty is broken.

  3. Snoopy

    Obama didn’t bow. He was sniffing King Abdullah’s groin.

  4. A report found that LGBTQ seniors were three to four times less likely to have children than their heterosexual peers.

    They will, of course, use this statistic to again rob orphaned children of a mother and a father.

  5. Bow, salute, kow tow, wear a MAGA cap, all the same thing.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Nork general who saluted Trump may now be transferred to the Artillery for a short posting.

  7. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bow, salute, kow tow, wear a MAGA cap, all the same thing.

    Lift your f$cking game Mont.
    Go have a donut and come back empowered with a sugar rush.
    You’ve been absolutely Grigs tier banter today.
    Just woeful.

  8. C.L.

    Trump returned the salute.

    Presidents should not even return salutes, let alone from communists.
    Reagan started this nonsense.
    (Please don’t go digging up photos of Truman or Ike; Reagan started the trend of presidents routinely returning salutes – despite being in civilian dress, despite not wearing cover and despite not being in the military). Trump would have done everyone a favour by radically returning to pre-Reagan practice – which is actually more respectful to the military.

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Students condemned over exam-week event where partygoers painted their faces black and dressed in KKK gowns
    Jack Houghton and Jocelyn Airth, The Daily Telegraph
    June 15, 2018 5:23am
    Subscriber only

    ONE of Australia’s top universities has become embroiled in racism controversy after a group of students threw a “politically incorrect” themed party at a Wagga Wagga pub where partygoers dressed as Holocaust prisoners and Hitler as well in the white supremacist uniform of Ku Klux Klan complete with a student painted black like an African American slave.

    Charles Sturt University said it was investigating a series of social media posts, one of which was taken in the beer garden of the Black Swan Hotel this week.

    n the photos five men are dressed in Ku Klux Klan whites while a sixth man, painted black and holding what appears to be a bowl of cotton, kneels in front of them.

    In another photo, which appears to have been taken in a bathroom, three men are dressed in the pyjama style prisoner uniforms featuring the Star of David synonymous with the Nazi Holocaust.

    Posing behind the men is another dressed as Hitler, donning a Nazi-style uniform and toothbrush moustache, seemingly mocking the six million Jews murdered during World War II.

    The party was held to kick off two days of binge drinking to celebrate the approaching end of semester.

    A public Facebook event described the party as a “muddy duck two dayer” where students preparing for exams were encouraged to “grab a kit that would legally get you in sh*t and hook right in”.

    So what comment does Lord Waffles make about this?

  10. .

    Jesus christ monty you seriously must only be here to troll.

    THE ONE
    OBAMAPHONE
    A NEW HOPE
    THE MESSIAH

    Fuck me. I’m sperging out.

  11. OneWorldGovernment

    struth
    #2737480, posted on June 15, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I too must point to the utter loathing I have for the Liberal party.
    I did not last time and will NEVER vote for the Liberal party.
    Why would I?
    They are left wing and told me my vote for them doesn’t matter.
    Bernardi’s far from perfect but he’ll be getting all my support, until I start of the Struth for PM movement.
    (I need an attack dog 2nder so I can maintain me statesman like image. You up for it, OWG?)

    struth

    love to.

    I already know where some of the bodies are buried and I’ll dig them up and fling there guts everywhere.

  12. Mother Lode

    That is some serious raking by Monts, today.

    I think we are talking about the all-weather, universal voltage, Mark IV Face-Thwacker utility-rake with the NASA engineered Carbon Fibre tines and titanium-cased handle, with multi-coloured tricycle-streamers from the end.

  13. Stimpson J. Cat

    Monty if drive Dot away because of your f$cking malarkey after he has just returned from his Liberty sabbatical I will ask Sinc to ban you for a month.
    I mean it, don’t test me.

  14. Dot, I am pretty much the only conservative left on this site. Most of the rest of them have gone full Trump, which means bomb-throwing anarchist. And there aren’t any libertarians left, the purge is complete.

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bye, Dot! Nice to see you drop in.
    Yep, M0nty has not changed…

  16. Gab

    Monty just being his usual lying self. Must be a day ending in y.

  17. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    The FBI must be disbanded and everyone who works there executed:

    https://twitter.com/KatiePavlich/status/1007363267008827392

  18. Mother Lode

    Pope Francis asserted in a message released by the Vatican Thursday that poverty is not the natural condition of man but is always the fruit of someone else’s sin.

    The imbecile comes from Argentina. What would he know about prosperity.

    He must think his home country one of the most sinful places on earth…and took the chance to get out.

  19. Stimpson J. Cat

    “You promised me this wouldn’t happen, YOU PROMISED!!! “

    It’s f$cking absolute gold folks.

    Ha ha ja ja ha ha ha ja ha ja ja ja ha ja!!!!!!!

  20. .

    So Trump is a “bomb-throwing anarchist” and a “fascist”.

    How is that even possible monty? You can slice it by defining anarchist the way the left does or right does, but it doesn’t make sense either way.

    You’re just having a fit and mashing the keyboard.

    Sure there aren’t many libertarians left, you’re not a conservative though.

    I have said it many times, but I will buy you a dictionary. You’re so lazy you can’t even use Google.

    You’re a “conservative” who believes in progressive taxation, perpetual debt, dirigisme, modern monetary theory and approved speech.

    Okay. Sure. You can identify as whatever you like these days.

  21. Mother Lode

    Saw that tweet, IT.

    I love the last little ramble at the end where the FBI employee, succumbing to pique, characterises Trump voters as (among other things) expecting to be given money to do nothing – which is in reality a vote-grabbing strategy of the Dimocrats.

  22. struth

    I already know where some of the bodies are buried and I’ll dig them up and fling there guts everywhere.

    This is the sort of “mad dog” OWG spirit we need.
    Although now you’re scaring me just a little bit.

  23. Mother Lode

    Monty just being his usual lying self. Must be a day ending in y.

    I think for him every day ends with rebuking God with “Whyyyy?”

  24. OneWorldGovernment

    PM Struth: We will reduce taxation for all and we believe in sharing.

    (OWG: Stop all excise duties and GST.)

    PM Struth: We believe in participatory Government.

    (OWG: Shut the ABC , ACCC, HRC and any other department ending in C)

    PM Struth: We cherish our schools

    (Owg: Shut the entire Education Department and close down The Family Law Court and piss off the Work Courts and stop all University subsidies.)

    PM Struth: We support families.

    (OWG: eliminate every single A & B category and child minding and allow married couples to combine their income for taxation purposes)

    PM Struth: We will make our defence stronger.
    (OWG: Sack the entire bullshit ADF corporate fucking mess, chuck women out of front line positions, put fucking rockets all around the coast of Australia with orders to kill anything that moves AND rescind every single contract with an EU country)

    PM Struth: On the 7th day we will rest.
    (OWG: Thank God).

  25. thefrollickingmole

    The lefts version of “libertarian” is state enforced, funded and compulsory right down to the personal level.

    “Proper” libertarianism requires nothing more than being left to do what you want as long as it inflicts no real harm on others.

    Eg: I seriously dont give a rats fat if you are a lesbian couple, big whoop, you can scissor yourself silly and i wont care.

    Requiring the government to make other individuals treat your union the same as a hetro couple, funding access to IVF etc, then you have made me care because you are using force to get what you desire at other individuals expense.

    Id love to be a full on libertarian, but the left uses it as a cover to enable government to force its preferred outcomes.

  26. Confused Old Misfit

    Monty probably believes in a CO2 control knob for anthropogenically cause global warming!

  27. C.L.

    Who wants to be a conservative?
    The establishment is now far-left extremist.
    That’s why I’ve always said I am not a conservative.
    Trump’s war on establishment institutions and authorities is what makes him great.
    He has no respect for people in “government service” (like Comey) whatsoever. Zip.

  28. struth

    Ah how well Monty remembers the tantrums of violence against Obama raging through the streets by the fascists Nazi republicans.
    All dressed in black they were, smashing, burning and bashing………………….dressed in Black………………
    Shooting people enmasse for attending what the right think is music lefties would like, and shooting Democrat Senators innocently playing sport.
    They demanded free speech be banned by those they opposed, they divided people by race and the fascist right women folk put pussies on their heads and wished the white house blown up.
    The were paid by Soros to attend Clintons campaign events and cause violence.
    They distorted the voting by allowing non citizens the vote, dead or alive.

    Yes Monty remembers the fascist Republicans when Obummer was elected.
    Bloody fascist/Nazi right wingers, hey Monst?

  29. You’re a “conservative” who believes in progressive taxation, perpetual debt, dirigisme, modern monetary theory and approved speech.

    Yes, no, no, no and no.

    As CL hints at, leftism won the culture wars and is now defending the ramparts of the castles it overran. We are the true conservatives, because we seek to conserve the spoils of prior victories.

    Wingnuts who call themselves “conservatives” these days are mostly not conservative at all, but recidivists at best and nihilists at worst.

  30. Boambee John

    How many donuts do Cats think it would take to give the running dog poo blogger his current sugar high?

  31. Zyconoclast

    Mandatory English test for permanent migrants not ‘fair dinkum’, senior NSW Coalition MPs say
    By state political reporter Sarah Gerathy
    Updated 30 minutes ago

    Senior Coalition figures in New South Wales have slammed proposed new English requirements for permanent migrants, with one veteran minister describing them as not “fair dinkum”.
    The federal Multicultural Affairs Minister, Alan Tudge, has argued that “close to a million Australians” do not speak English.
    Currently, Australia accepts up to 190,000 permanent migrants each year.
    While they need to prove they can understand English, their spouses, children and extended family accompanying them do not.
    Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull has announced the Commonwealth is considering forcing migrants to take conversational English tests to ensure they are speaking the language to at least a primary school level before they are granted residency or citizenship.
    But the idea has been criticised by state Coalition figures.
    NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard tweeted: “this policy will cut out some potential great contributors to our nation.”

    “You don’t need to speak English when you first arrive — you just need to be fair dinkum, and this policy ain’t,*” Mr Hazzard said.

    Migrants’ ‘contribution’ more important
    Former Liberal premier Barry O’Farrell also tweeted about the issue, quoting former prime minister and Liberal Party founder Robert Menzies.

    “Every one of us in this country is either a migrant himself or the descendant of one,” Mr Menzies said in 1946.
    “We therefore, of all people, should be prepared to welcome into our community all those who can by their work and their citizenship contribute to the strength of this land.”
    Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who is the son of migrants, warned against putting too much emphasis on migrants’ ability to speak English.
    “I think when you’re looking at the type of people that are coming to this country, it has to be based on the contribution that they can make,” Mr Barilaro said.
    He said, while assessing language skills has always been part of the process, “the reality is English should only be part of a range of guidelines when it comes to setting immigration targets.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-15/nsw-mps-critical-of-proposed-migrant-language-testing/9874482

    * Proof that poor English wont stop you becoming a minister.

  32. jupes

    Presidents should not even return salutes, let alone from communists.

    You are probably right but it is too late for that.

    As you pointed out, a generation of presidents have returned salutes. Whose to say it isn’t protocol now? Trump, if he even considered stopping the practice, obviously believed that to stop would be to show disrespect to the military. That’s the last thing he wants to do.

    Returning the Nork General’s salute was the right thing to do.

  33. Snoopy

    Wingnuts

    That’s really, really, cruel.

  34. struth

    PM Struth….

    Due to the leaders of the Islamic movement declaring war on the west, immediately, we will halt all Islamic Immigration.
    All of it.
    If Muslims wish to stay in this Christian country, you will be given 6 months to tear down your mosques and declare you have left the cult.
    If you do not leave you will be imprisoned as prisoners of war. (declared by your leaders)
    I have a responsibility to do all I can to uphold the security and safety of the nation.
    So tough titties to you Mussies who want to come in.
    You can’t have both.
    Make your choice.

    There will be no government interference in the production of power, or preference to how it is produced.
    The market will sort it out.

    I am putting a freeze on increasing staff levels of any government departments, and many will be scaled down and closed altogether.

    And if none of that suits you, take it up with General OWG.
    Please book a meeting.
    He is busy digging up the dead and throwing their guts at lefties.

  35. Stimpson J. Cat

    From this:

    We are the true conservatives, because we seek to conserve the spoils of prior victories.

    To this:

    Wingnuts who call themselves “conservatives” these days are mostly not conservative at all, but recidivists at best and nihilists at worst.

    In the same post.

    Gold Monty.

  36. struth

    As CL hints at, leftism won the culture wars

    This is premature speculation.
    This can happen to any lefty so don’t take it to heart.
    You’ll be able to go longer next time.
    Let’s call it a warning shot, although we now need to get another cat.

  37. Please book a meeting.

    I am a reliable supplier of flamethrowers and salt.

    h/t/ Rabz

  38. .

    As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball…

  39. Stimpy, you fail at English comprehension.

  40. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Dot you escaped this mental asylum. Why on earth did you come back?

    You were free.

  41. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, you fail at English comprehension.

    Silence, Wingnut Conservative.

  42. jupes

    And if none of that suits you, take it up with General OWG.

    Imagine being tied to a chair from 10:00 pm. Opposite you about a meter away, is OWG just going off.

    The amount of spit from his rants would fill your lungs quicker than any water-boarding. You’d be singing before midnight.

  43. jupes

    You were free.

    So were we.

  44. Stimpson J. Cat

    Dot you escaped this mental asylum. Why on earth did you come back?
    You were free.

    Stop that.
    We need the diversity Goddammit!

  45. struth

    Defunded by your enemies and you haven’t won a thing Monty.

    You lot are losing even though your revolution is financed by your political enemies and globalist/corporate pieces of shit.
    Fucking pathetic.
    Win, what a joke.
    I fart in your general direction.

  46. Zyconoclast

    As The Scandals Mount, Conservatives Turn On Scott Pruitt

    Amid an unceasing series of revelations about alleged ethical misconduct, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is rapidly losing support with influential Republican lawmakers and conservatives who, until now, have strongly backed Pruitt and the pro-fossil fuel deregulatory agenda he’s implemented.

    In recent days, new reports have emerged showing that Pruitt repeatedly used his position to seek employment and business opportunities for his wife, and had agency staffers doing personal errands on his behalf — both allegations that could run afoul of federal ethics laws. At least a dozen investigations are underway into various aspects of Pruitt’s conduct.
    “PRUITT BAD JUDGMENT HURTING @POTUS, GOTTA GO,” tweeted influential conservative talk radio host and Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham on Wednesday.
    “It just doesn’t look good. If you want to drain the swamp, you got to have people in it who forego personal benefits and don’t send your aides around doing personal errands on the taxpayer dime, otherwise you make everyone else look bad,” said Ingraham on her radio show on Wednesday.
    “All these things that are coming are really not good things,” said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. in an interview with Ingraham. “I’ve kind of taken the position that if that doesn’t stop, I’m going to be forced to be in a position where I’m going to say, ‘Scott you’re not doing your job.'”

    Inhofe is one of Pruitt’s political mentors and allies from his home state of Oklahoma and said the Senate should hold hearings into Pruitt’s scandals.
    “I support Sen. Inhofe’s call for a hearing on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s scandals; and I continue to urge the President to take a hard look at Mr. Pruitt’s actions — as I do not feel that Mr. Pruitt is serving President Trump’s best interests,” tweeted Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa later in the day. Ernst and fellow Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley have particularly clashed with Pruitt over rules around the use of ethanol.

    I support Sen. @JimInhofe’s call for a hearing on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s scandals; and I continue to urge the President to take a hard look at Mr. Pruitt’s actions – as I do not feel that Mr. Pruitt is serving @RealDonaldTrump’s best interests.
    — Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) June 13, 2018

    Conservative condemnation of Pruitt’s behavior has stepped up as Pruitt’s ethical problems have deepened.
    The American Future Fund, a political nonprofit, is running a campaign-style television ad calling Pruitt a “swamp monster” and using a clip of President Trump when he hosted “The Apprentice” saying “You’re fired.”

    A scathing editorial published by the National Review said, “we are now at a point where a good week for Pruitt sees only one report of behavior that is bizarre or venal.”
    “This is no way for any public official to treat taxpayers,” the influential conservative magazine continued. “It also makes it practically impossible for Pruitt to make the case for the Trump administration’s environmental policies — a case that we continue to believe deserves to be made.”

    Deputy administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, would be a likely candidate for the job, were it to be vacated by Pruitt.
    In his interview with Ingraham, Inhofe suggested that it could be a “good swap” if Wheeler took over the EPA.
    During a regular press conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., deflected questions about Pruitt’s controversies. “Frankly, I haven’t paid that close attention to them.”
    So far, Pruitt’s ethical lapses have not crimped President Trump’s support for his top environmental regulator.
    “Scott Pruitt is doing a great job within the walls of the EPA. I mean, we’re setting records,” said Trump last week. “Outside, he’s being attacked very viciously by the press. And I’m not saying that he’s blameless, but we’ll see what happens.”
    All of this fits a Washington pattern, said former congressman, now-lobbyist Tom Davis.
    “Scott’s got some really powerful enemies in this town. And they’re not gonna let up,” Davis said, referring to a treasure trove of EPA emails that environmental groups got through Freedom Of Information requests. But the emails only documented Pruitt’s conduct.
    “It looks to me like the snowball is rolling down hill and it’s just gathering more and more,” said Davis. “I don’t know what he does to reverse it at this point.”

    https://www.npr.org/2018/06/14/619934982/as-the-scandals-mount-conservatives-turn-on-scott-pruitt

  47. OneWorldGovernment

    jupes
    #2737728, posted on June 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    And if none of that suits you, take it up with General OWG.

    Imagine being tied to a chair from 10:00 pm. Opposite you about a meter away, is OWG just going off.

    The amount of spit from his rants would fill your lungs quicker than any water-boarding. You’d be singing before midnight.

    Glory be Jupes.

    You reckon it would take from 10pm to midnight.

    Give me some credit please.

    10pm to 10.15pm is generally how long it takes.

    They will sign anything!

  48. OneWorldGovernment

    Did I mention I’m going after Ken Henry?

  49. OneWorldGovernment

    Wait till I get hold of that piece of filth that heads ASIO.

  50. OneWorldGovernment

    I’m sure the prick is feeding the furking investigation into our soldiers.

    He’s got form.

  51. Tel

    Imagine being tied to a chair from 10:00 pm. Opposite you about a meter away, is OWG just going off.

    Do I get to drink the same as what he is drinking? Just weighing up my options before I sign up.

  52. Pedro the Ignorant

    Jeez, Stimpy.

    I really didn’t need to see that.

    Sometimes I wish the Internet didn’t exist.

  53. Empire 5:5

    Very good summary and analysis of the IG Report;

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1007450316759896064.html

    I’ll have deeper look at the report over the weekend, but the thing the first thing i picked up was a search for Rosenstein only returns two hits on p.431.

    Given he obstructed the OIG investigation and is conflicted, that’s a bit odd. I’m sure the original report will shed light on this in due course.

  54. Stimpson J. Cat

    The kid in the dogcollar at the bottom of the page really sells the normality of the whole campaign.

  55. OneWorldGovernment

    Tel
    #2737757, posted on June 15, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Imagine being tied to a chair from 10:00 pm. Opposite you about a meter away, is OWG just going off.

    Do I get to drink the same as what he is drinking? Just weighing up my options before I sign up.

    For you Tel I would make you watch Microsoft PowerPoint presentations a la Laundry Files (Charles Stross)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stross#The_Laundry_Files

  56. OneWorldGovernment

    you would be ‘singing’ within 5 minutes.

  57. Oh come on

    The Zoe Daniels DC correspondent clown show continues. Just appalling journalism. It’s as though she’s trying out for an intern position at TheOnion but she keeps getting knocked back because she isn’t remotely funny or clever.

    It actually would be funny how unfunny she is if we weren’t paying so much for her awful writing.

  58. Oh come on

    Aaaaaand m0nty brings the stupid. Ol’ Faithful.

  59. DrBeauGan

    The laundry files are (mostly) good, OWG.

  60. Bruce of Newcastle

    As The Scandals Mount, Conservatives Turn On Scott Pruitt

    He’s over the target.

    Noooo! GOP Sen. Inhofe suggests Pruitt’s number 2 lead EPA – Climate Depot’s response: ‘Pruitt is best EPA chief in history! Stay at EPA Pruitt!’

    Since Sen. Inhofe is a CD reader and fan I suspect he’ll resile from that position. If it is his position, since anything “reported” by NPR and CNN is usually smellier than the bottom of a drop toilet in a seedy Mumbai restaurant.

  61. Baldrick

    Older gays and lesbians can’t always depend on close relatives as caregivers. A report found that LGBTQ seniors were three to four times less likely to have children than their heterosexual peers.

    So LGBTQ love is not necessarily the same as heterosexual love, but we already knew that.

  62. Senile Old Guy

    Jo Nova jumps on the bandwagon (note the quote below is her quote from the ABC):

    Professor Brodie was the target of some of Peter Ridd’s criticisms, but he still feels the search of the outspoken academic’s emails sends a “terrible signal” to the rest of JCU’s academic staff. “A lot of people will be thinking about what they wrote in email they thought were private to the people they were sent to,” he told 7.30. “We know already lots of people are now not using the JCU email system, it’s happening now.

    Then a lot of people were dills. It’s the institutions system, often running on their hardware. I’ve had a separate personal account for at least 20 years, because the institution can read the email on their system if they want to. Indeed, to protect the reputation of the institution, including from financial and legal liability, they may have to.

    If a lot of people have stopped using the institution’s email system, then a lot of people must suspect they are writing things that are potentially problematic. If you do not have, and use, a personal account, you are a dill.

    Some institutions use Microsoft Outlook, so everything goes through Microsoft’s servers and is potentially accessible there. Unlike GMail, Outlook messages are not (I think) encrypted by default.

  63. I’ll have deeper look at the report over the weekend, but the thing the first thing i picked up was a search for Rosenstein only returns two hits on p.431.

    Given he obstructed the OIG investigation and is conflicted, that’s a bit odd. I’m sure the original report will shed light on this in due course.

    But but but… muh narrative!

  64. Top Ender

    Presumably he’ll be warm?

    Australia’s most audacious artwork — the interment last night of performance artist Mike Parr beneath Hobart’s busiest street — was originally conceived for a festival in Germany but shelved because of safety concerns.

    Traffic came to a standstill last night as a portion of Macquarie Street outside Hobart City Hall was excavated for Underneath the Bitumen — the Artist Mike Parr, the 72-hour headline work at Hobart’s Dark Mofo winter arts festival. At 9pm Parr entered an open 4.5m x 1.7m x 2.2m steel box placed in the road. The lid was secured and the road relaid for traffic. On Sunday night, the street will be re-excavated and Parr released.

    The 72-year-old artist told The Australian he had conceived the work — a monument to the victims of genocide — a decade ago for Nuremberg as part of the Documenta contemporary art festival, to which he had been invited, but its organisers had developed cold feet.

    “I planned to be buried under the parade ground there but was eventually told it was just too dangerous … OH&S issues,” said Parr. “But (I had) no such problems in Hobart. I don’t think you’d get away with this anywhere else.”

    The lid is placed above artist Mike Parr as he is encased beneath Hobart’s Macquarie St. Picture: AAP
    The lid is placed above artist Mike Parr as he is encased beneath Hobart’s Macquarie St. Picture: AAP
    Parr will fast for the duration of the three-day performance and has with him only a copy of Robert Hughes’s The Fatal Shore, drawing utensils, a bucket, light and mattress. Air will be piped into the space via an underground vent.

    Hobart City Council approved the work last month after months of negotiations between Dark Mofo — the Museum of Old and New Art’s midwinter arts jamboree — and Tasmania’s Detached cultural organisation, which commissioned the ­performance.

    Council approvals have not been the project’s only challenge. A company originally tendered to make Parr’s box pulled out of the project once it became aware of its details, said Parr.

    Dark Mofo constructed the box itself.

    The artist said Underneath the Bitumen was a monument to victims of 20th-century totalitarianism and a memorial to the colonial genocide of Aborigines perpetrated in Australia, and in particular in Tasmania, during the 19th century. Parr said Tasmania was an ideal home for his work. “These ideas cut to the bone (here). The ­audiences are very alert,” he said.

  65. OneWorldGovernment

    DrBeauGan
    #2737768, posted on June 15, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    The laundry files are (mostly) good, OWG.

    Agree DBG re mostly.

    I’m waiting to see what he does with the next, and hopefully last, book in the series.

    What I didn’t mind was his Merchant Prices series of which I have read the first 6 books.

  66. Top Ender

    White man arrives and saves dying race of stone-age people by intermarriage, modern medicine and technology such as the wheel and the ability to boil water???

    Nope, thought not!

  67. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1403

    As CL hints at, leftism won the culture wars and is now defending the ramparts of the castles it overran. We are the true conservatives, because we seek to conserve the spoils of prior victories.

    Translation: Revolution is fine while we are the rebels, but is unconscionable once we win. The ultimate dictator, how are you going with the moustache m0nty?

  68. Diogenes

    institutions use Microsoft Outlook, so everything goes through Microsoft’s servers

    Not always so. My employer has a couple of stonking great outlook email and sharepoint servers in the telstra bit barn at Homebush.

  69. DrBeauGan

    Agree DBG re mostly.

    The annihilation score was full of leftie shit. Every stupid leftie meme was there. I reckon it was mostly written by an airheaded girlfriend.

  70. calli

    Now that Maley piece in the SMH is very interesting, simply by virtue of the fact that they published it.

    Something seems to have shifted.

    Could it be #winning?

  71. Pete of Perth

    My leftie office mate is barred up because “Trump is in trouble.” This statement his previous one 6 months ago that Trump was about to be impeached. Take about coitus interruptus.

  72. Pete of Perth

    … follows his previous…

  73. herodotus

    So, Maley has just recently discovered that Ellis was a creep?

  74. Snoopy

    But but but… muh narrative!

    Bring us the latest on the Concord trial, Monty.

  75. None

    Yeah I know I’m behind on the news but I don’t care if some students want to hold a politically incorrect party at Wagga Wagga pub it is none of Chsrles Sturt University’s business. When however students practice segragation on university campus all the university even enforces racial segregation it should be the University’s business and it isn’t.

  76. H B Bear

    Good to see Tasmania beginning to monetise its natural status as a freak show.

  77. None

    A report found that LGBTQ seniors were three to four times less likely to have children than their heterosexual peers.

    another report found that the authors of that report f****** clueless about basic biology and don’t you f****** well try to use this to deprive children of their parents.

  78. None

    [Please stop. Just stop. Sinc]

  79. Baldrick

    My leftie office mate is barred up because “Trump is in trouble.”

    Trump is still winning, while Hillary is still signing books in Costco.

  80. DrBeauGan

    None
    #2737794, posted on June 15, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    A report found that LGBTQ seniors were three to four times less likely to have children than their heterosexual peers.

    another report found that the authors of that report f****** clueless about basic biology and don’t you f****** well try to use this to deprive children of their parents.

    But, but, if breeders have lots of children to look after them in old age, and the lbgetcetera don’t, then children have to be taken from the breeders and given to the lbtqiabcxyz communidy.

    It’s only fair.

  81. None

    It should have been evidence that Ellis was a creep decades ago. Remember the left feted him; he moved in the highest leftiist circles; the lefty elite protected him and kept him employed far beyond his capabilities and his sobriety; right up to the moment of his death left his sick of fans were crawling all over him on his blog full stop the left o irredeemable.

  82. None

    But, but, if breeders have lots of children to look after them in old age, and the lbgetcetera don’t, 

    About 1/4 Australians are now living alone and are childless thanks to the collapse in marriage so the butt f*** is and tribadists can’t claim any special privileges. But they will.

  83. Tel

    Did I mention I’m going after Ken Henry?

    You would look great in a wombat suit.

  84. Delta A

    Kate and Rozanna Lilley should have made these accusations while Ellis was alive to answer them and to suffer public condemnation.

  85. Mother Lode

    Bob Ellis gets a booting at the Sydney Morning Herald.

    They finally work out what we already knew – that he was self-absorbed slob – and they treat it as a great betrayal.

    I don’t get the unslakeable desire of progressives to deify members of their own clique. Actually, it is probably just around-about way of worshiping themselves themselves as being native to that same rarefied domain.

    Leftists always proceed from vanity. It is why they would rather cling to their ignorance than learn from someone else.

  86. JC

    FBI agents’ emails

    Amazing thinking.

    1. Just went to a Walmart in West Virginia and could smell the Trump support.

    2. Trump supporters are all poor to middle class uneducated lazy pieces of feces who think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. The didn’t watch the debates are uneducated on his polices and are stupidly rapped up in unmerited enthusiasm.

    This what taxeating gets you.

  87. .

    Well, None, I haven’t been able to respond civilly to you, your comment was beyond the pale.

    The fact that you still refuse to apologise after saying I committed an indecent act with my (at the time) recently deceased father’s corpse because I disagree with you about gay marriage speaks volumes about you, love.

    This blog is private property. You’re acting like a bloody commie because you think you should be able to act with total impropriety without regard to the blog owner’s wishes.

  88. Des Deskperson

    ‘If a lot of people have stopped using the institution’s email system, then a lot of people must suspect they are writing things that are potentially problematic. If you do not have, and use, a personal account, you are a dill.’

    SOG, the underlying issue here is the long-standing and deeply entrenched sense of entitlement that academics – and certainly public sector employees in general – seem to have about the use of taxpayer-funded time and resources, particularly ICT, for private purposes.

    Whatever its other faults, JCU administration has at least made the points, in its ICT guidelines, that private use of institutional ICT resources is a privilege and not a right, that it should be limited and that iit has to comply with overall usage standards.

    Rudd’s prima facie sense of entitlement about his private use of ICT seems to have given his opponents a free kick, rather like the University of Sydney academic Professor Barry Spurr whosee emails may or may not have been sexist or racist, but who certainly fouled his own nest by sending them on his official uni-provided computer.

  89. Iampeter

    This is the Cat, dot and the owner values tolerance over rational discourse.
    A lot of posters here are only here because they’d be banned anywhere else.

  90. cohenite

    Apparently the magic negro lied about knowing when Hillary took her server off site and started pay to play.

    I think this report has legs but the left msm will lie about it.

  91. Iampeter

    Here is some actually sober coverage of the NK/Trump mess for anyone interested.

  92. Herodotus

    Daniel Andrews is reported as saying that men needed to take responsibility for a culture of violence towards women.
    We’re not allowed to say that muslims need to take responsibility for a culture of violence.

    But slandering all men is ok?
    How often have we heard that it’s just the criminal behaviour that’s the issue, or that it’s the mental state of the assailant that’s to blame.

    Not now. It’s men.
    Stand by for more of the same from various commentators, including frightbats.

  93. Snoopy

    A lot of posters here are only here because they’d be banned anywhere else.

    1 amp eter narrowly avoids self awareness.

  94. cohenite

    Here is some actually sober coverage of the NK/Trump mess for anyone interested.

    And here is a hearty fuck off to you, you miserable prick.

  95. Stimpson J. Cat

    None you foul-mouthed little f$ggot, apologize to Dot for being a bully. Don’t be so gay.

  96. Baldrick

    A lot of posters here are only here because they’d be banned anywhere else.

    Anyone here been banned elsewhere? I haven’t.

  97. lotocoti

    That self affirming bloke reminds me of ‘the only true conservative here ‘, SfB.

  98. Snoopy

    Anyone here been banned elsewhere? I haven’t.

    Proudly banned from Bob Ellis’ Table talk.

  99. JC

    Hey Cohenite

    There was a report in the last couple of days Antartica is losing ice at an unprecedented rate and that its lost 3 trillion since the early 2000s. What’s the real scoop?

  100. Senile Old Guy

    ‘If a lot of people have stopped using the institution’s email system, then a lot of people must suspect they are writing things that are potentially problematic. If you do not have, and use, a personal account, you are a dill.’

    SOG, the underlying issue here is the long-standing and deeply entrenched sense of entitlement that academics – and certainly public sector employees in general – seem to have about the use of taxpayer-funded time and resources, particularly ICT, for private purposes.

    Agree entirely. And the Spurr case was similar, with an attitude of “How dare they criticise me?” Every university ICT policy I have seen has similar statements and provisions. In part, as I wrote previously, because the institution can be liable. It’s really simple: follow the policy; and run a separate personal account. In the early days of email and internet, it was harder to set these things up (although I did have personal email from the earliest days but I was IT savvy) but now it is the easiest thing in the world. Just type GMail into any browser and you’ll get a bunch of links to get you started.

  101. Stimpson J. Cat

    A lot of posters here are only here because they’d be banned anywhere else.

    Grigs literally has no where else to go except Aldi.

  102. DrBeauGan

    Iampeter
    #2737815, posted on June 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    Here is some actually sober coverage of the NK/Trump mess for anyone interested.

    Here is some precious, premature, partisan shit for anyone interested.

  103. .

    Grigs literally has nowhere else to go except Aldi.

    Clean up in aisle five!

  104. Mark from Melbourne

    institutions use Microsoft Outlook, so everything goes through Microsoft’s servers

    Absolute unmitigated tosh.

  105. Herodotus

    The real story about Antarctic ice melting can be found at the Jo Nova Blog.

  106. cohenite

    There was a report in the last couple of days Antartica is losing ice at an unprecedented rate and that its lost 3 trillion since the early 2000s. What’s the real scoop?

    The report was on the abc; need I say more? Ok, I will. It was about the Western Antarctic Peninsula. The WAP is geologically separate from the rest of the Antarctic, has a concentration of volcanoes underneath it and in fact most of the snow actually floats on the water and if it melted would lower the sea level.

    Overall sheet ice in Antarctic is increasing.

  107. thefrollickingmole

    Ellis being shoved down the memory hole over on the comments on the SMH piece.

    Know very little about Mr Ellis, except that he was an ALP speechwriter. He was certainly guilty of grubby behaviour if those ladies are telling the truth

    Banned from both table Talk & the guardian (a few times now).
    Facts are hate speech dont you know?

  108. Leave the period (aka decimal point, punctuation mark, ellipsis start, spot) alone!

  109. Empire 5:5

    1. Just went to a Walmart in West Virginia and could smell the Trump support.

    2. Trump supporters are all poor to middle class uneducated lazy pieces of feces who think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. The didn’t watch the debates are uneducated on his polices and are stupidly rapped up in unmerited enthusiasm

    Those texts didn’t age well.

  110. Boambee John;
    “Europe is in a Pre Revolutionary Phase”
    It’s like watching a three year old testing the power points with a fork, and being unable to stop them.

  111. Bruce in WA

    According to the media, this is what it was like pre-1996 — and pre-myxomatosis

  112. .

    Trump supporters are all poor to middle class uneducated lazy pieces of feces who think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing.

    What happened to the “rich elites”?

    “Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank”

  113. Wingnuts who call themselves “conservatives” these days are mostly not conservative at all, but recidivists at best and nihilists at worst.

    monty doesn’t even understand the words he cribbed from a dictionary.

  114. Delta A

    Separate thread on the Jacqueline Maley article about Bob Ellis.

    Comments off.

  115. Boambee John

    Has m0nty gone off to wait for proper talking points, rather than continuing his miserable attempt to write his own?

  116. Herodotus

    monty doesn’t even understand the words he cribbed from a dictionary.
    He might know something about fantasy football, but when he strays off-topic he gets crash tackled repeatedly. He’s the clown that Sinc likes to have around for some sort of twisted amusement.

  117. thefrollickingmole

    In more proof we are living inside Stimpsons brain

    The Chinese defend Einsteins “racist” diary entry’s about the state of the people when he visited there as accurate.

    Chinese defend Einstein’s portrait of their people as ‘filthy’ and ‘obtuse’
    Scientist’s travel diaries from 1920s revealed racist attitudes including describing people who ‘relieve themselves in leafy woods’

    Heres the thing, he was describing what he observed of the group of people, what should he have said?

    Chinese internet users have defended Albert Einstein’s recently published travel diaries in which the physicist calls the Chinese “industrious, filthy people.”

    Portions of the diaries from his travels in Asia in the 1920s were posted online this week and their content surprised Einstein fans.

    “Chinese don’t sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in the leafy woods,” he wrote.

    “All this occurs quietly and demurely. Even the children are spiritless and look obtuse.”

    The theoretical physicist, who once said racism was “a disease of white people”, added: “It would be a pity if these Chinese supplant all other races. For the likes of us the mere thought is unspeakably dreary.”

    Meanwhile the people who are supposed to be reeling from the racist slant (see what i did there) of his writing are instead…

    “Einstein went to China at the wrong time,” said one Weibo user, describing the early years of the Chinese republic, established in 1912, which came after centuries of imperial rule. “Hunger, war, and poverty all pressed on the Chinese. How could Chinese people at the time gain Einstein’s respect?”
    Many were in strong support of the scientist: “This is called insulting China? That’s ridiculous. Did the Chinese in that era look dirty? When I see the photos from then, they look dirty, Einstein depicted the true state of that era.”

    …..

    The state-run Global Times published an editorial on Friday praising the level-headed response of Chinese internet users. The author, who goes by the pen name Gengzhige, wrote: “I’m curious what Einstein would write now if he saw the open attitudes most Chinese show today toward his private diary.”

    The editorial elicited over 2,000 comments. One of the most liked responses said: “Dignity is earned by oneself, not given by others.”

    I cant see any reason China wont take over the world.

  118. Confused Old Misfit

    Obama’s gonna buy my gas!

  119. Leigh Lowe

    herodotus

    #2737789, posted on June 15, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    So, Maley has just recently discovered that Ellis was a creep?

    No.
    Would have been well known in ALP circles what a dirty pee-do he was.
    Add him to the long list.
    All that has happened is that Ellis is dead and, leaving no money for relatives to sue, despite living off the government teat right up until the very last. I seem to remember Bob Carr doling out public cash to him during his stint as FM.

  120. .

    Obama’s gonna buy my gas!

    “Families break down in the welfare state because women marry the government…”

  121. Leigh Lowe

    Confused Old Misfit

    #2737847, posted on June 15, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Obama’s gonna buy my gas!

    Pretty rich for those FBI wankers (in the linked Tweet above) to be bagging Trump supporters as dumb because “they just think he will give them a job.”
    FMD.
    2008 was a constant parade of unemployed who didn’t want a job whooping it up because free ‘bama stuff.

  122. Pedro the Ignorant

    That Obama supporter clip never gets old.

    I bet she changed her tune pretty quickly once the Magic Negro got into stride.

  123. DrBeauGan

    thefrollickingmole
    #2737846, posted on June 15, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    In more proof we are living inside Stimpsons brain

    The Chinese defend Einsteins “racist” diary entry’s about the state of the people when he visited there as accurate.

    Chinese defend Einstein’s portrait of their people as ‘filthy’ and ‘obtuse’
    Scientist’s travel diaries from 1920s revealed racist attitudes including describing people who ‘relieve themselves in leafy woods’

    Heres the thing, he was describing what he observed of the group of people, what should he have said?

    Chinese internet users have defended Albert Einstein’s recently published travel diaries in which the physicist calls the Chinese “industrious, filthy people.”

    Portions of the diaries from his travels in Asia in the 1920s were posted online this week and their content surprised Einstein fans.

    “Chinese don’t sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in the leafy woods,” he wrote.

    “All this occurs quietly and demurely. Even the children are spiritless and look obtuse.”
    The theoretical physicist, who once said racism was “a disease of white people”, added: “It would be a pity if these Chinese supplant all other races. For the likes of us the mere thought is unspeakably dreary.”

    Meanwhile the people who are supposed to be reeling from the racist slant (see what i did there) of his writing are instead…

    “Einstein went to China at the wrong time,” said one Weibo user, describing the early years of the Chinese republic, established in 1912, which came after centuries of imperial rule. “Hunger, war, and poverty all pressed on the Chinese. How could Chinese people at the time gain Einstein’s respect?”
    Many were in strong support of the scientist: “This is called insulting China? That’s ridiculous. Did the Chinese in that era look dirty? When I see the photos from then, they look dirty, Einstein depicted the true state of that era.”
    …..

    The state-run Global Times published an editorial on Friday praising the level-headed response of Chinese internet users. The author, who goes by the pen name Gengzhige, wrote: “I’m curious what Einstein would write now if he saw the open attitudes most Chinese show today toward his private diary.”

    The editorial elicited over 2,000 comments. One of the most liked responses said: “Dignity is earned by oneself, not given by others.”

    I cant see any reason China wont take over the world.

    The Einstein diaries prove conclusively that Albert wasn’t a politically correct idiot.

  124. DrBeauGan

    I cant see any reason China wont take over the world.

    On the evidence, it would improve things in Oz if it did.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    And, speaking of free stuff, who could forget ‘bama-phone lady?

    Pretty fucking rich of those FBI flogs to be bitching about Trump voters being ” …poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS, who think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing …”
    Oh, and as for them expecting jobs? Turns out about 500,000 of them were right.
    I wonder who really are the lazy pieces of shit.
    People who wash cars for $15/hr or people on $150k in the FBI who seem to do nothing but send OMG! texts to each other all day long?

  126. Atoms for Peace

    Would Dan the Man be game to walk areas of Melbourne without his 24/7 protection?

  127. zyconoclast

    Twitter to Face Claims by ‘White Advocate’ Over Banned Accounts

    Twitter Inc. lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a “white advocate” who was banned from the site in a challenge to the company’s ability to exclude users it deems objectionable.

  128. thefrollickingmole

    Based on this police should stop telling people to wear setbelts, lock their houses or cars, because its society that has to change….

    Eurydice Dixon: Warnings over personal safety spark social media backlash

    Absolutely no-one (unless they are trolling) thinks this poor lady “deserved” what she got or her murder was in any way justified because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and a predator struck.

    The coppers gave their boilerplate “be careful” type statement and its been strawmnanned into a “REEEEE!!! all men are rapists/mysoggyknees/ bad things arent allowed to happen” by the usual suspects.

    “Women are instructed to own their personal safety, while society ignores the actual problem: that women are constantly attacked by people they know or strangers,”

    “It’s appalling and not good enough that any woman could feel unsafe or even come to harm for choosing to walk home a certain way,”

    Hunchback Dan: “Our message to Victorian women is this: Stay home. Or don’t. Go out with friends at night. Or don’t. Go about your day exactly as you intend, on your terms. Because women don’t need to change their behaviour. Men do”
    ..
    “No matter the circumstances, no matter the situation, we really need to challenge the concept of that male sense of entitlement about using violence”

    So much hay, defenestrated for “muh feels” and bugger all else.

    And lastly that beacon of rationality…

    Clementine Ford

    @clementine_ford
    1. Some thoughts. It was not a lack of ‘situational awareness’ that ended the life of Eurydice Dixon – it was a person who made a conscious choice to exercise extreme violence against her.

    No shit Sherlock.

  129. Geriatric Mayfly

    The Einstein diaries prove conclusively that Albert wasn’t a politically correct idiot.

    Einstein’s theory of cultural relativity.

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    There was a report in the last couple of days Antartica is losing ice at an unprecedented rate and that its lost 3 trillion since the early 2000s.

    Three trillion metric tonnes of ice in 26 years.
    At that rate the whole Antarctic ice cap would melt away by 231,685AD.
    Which is only two or three ice ages away.
    Oh wait…

  131. Tel

    Heres the thing, he was describing what he observed of the group of people, what should he have said?

    Which is why political correctness can never be science. Either your objective is to please your master, or to say what you really believe… not both.

  132. zyconoclast

    Campus Insanity Hits High School As Teachers Protest ‘Eurocentric’ ‘Imperialism’ Of History Classes

    It may not be comfortable for parents to realize that their kids’ teachers are molded by an almost entirely left-wing credentialing cartel, but it’s been happening for decades and is now overtly politicizing K-12 history classes. This week high school teachers protested the College Board’s changes to its Advanced Placement world history classes, which thousands of high schools teach across the country every year.

  133. Armadillo

    Mrs A just mentioned that the “Sydney Harbour Bridge” climb company has lost its 20 year contract to another company.

    I don’t subscribe to the Australian, but a simple Google search (Paul Cave Labor Party) will tell you all you need to know without clicking through links.

    Paul Cave got the original 20 year contract in 1998. Summaries of search results show the terms “paid themselves $13 million in dividends, Landeryou, Bill Shorten”.

    Pretty much gives you the gist.

  134. H B Bear

    ALPBC retains international cricket rights in Oz. Tough luck for all the homo self-described comedians who will have to settle with remaining on ALPBC2.

  135. Senile Old Guy

    This is what I was referring to:

    Since both Google and Microsoft are based in the US, then as a non-US citizen, your data is vulnerable to American snooping, and I wouldn’t expect Microsoft to put up more of a fight than Google.

  136. Leigh Lowe

    Empire 5:5

    #2737838, posted on June 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    1. Just went to a Walmart in West Virginia and could smell the Trump support.

    2. Trump supporters are all poor to middle class uneducated lazy pieces of feces who think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. The didn’t watch the debates are uneducated on his polices and are stupidly rapped up in unmerited enthusiasm

    Those texts didn’t age well.

    Au contraire mon Empire.
    Those texts are a fine vintage and will age beautifully.
    I predict they will be drinking at their peak around October 2020.
    Pair them with Bill “we need a recession” Maher or Barb “fuck Trump” De Niro for best results.

  137. Frank

    …The didn’t watch the debates are uneducated on his polices and are stupidly rapped up in unmerited enthusiasm.

    Never go full apostrophe man, they may be stump toothed uneducated hillbillies but they can probably still spell wrapped.

  138. Delta A

    Further to Armadillo’s post at 5.39 pm:

    Sydney Harbour Bridge climb founder loses contract

    The founder of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge climb experience has lost its contract after 20 years in business, with the NSW government handing operations to another company.

    The operators of Scenic World in the Blue Mountains, the most visited privately-owned tourist attraction in Australia, has been awarded a 20-year contract, the NSW Roads and Maritime Services announced today.

    Family business Hammons Holdings will take over from BridgeClimb Sydney on October 1.

    It is promising new climb routes, improved accessibility and a “more interactive visitor experience”.

    Chief executive David Hammons also wants the climb to be more affordable. Currently, adult prices start at around $260.

    “We want to make it a must-see destination for Sydneysiders and visitors to Sydney, regardless of physical or financial restraints,” he said in a statement.

    “Underpinning our vision for the bridge is the idea of improving accessibility for the public and bringing it to life with new technology, so that more visitors can experience this iconic landmark in a safe and sustainable way.”

    There was also potential to boost the flow of visitors between the Blue Mountains and Harbour Bridge, creating economic opportunities for western Sydney, he said.

    Mr Hammons acknowledged the pioneering work of Paul Cave, who founded the tourist attraction in 1998.

    Since its opening, millions of people have climbed the Harbour Bridge — including a long list of celebrities such as Oprah, Hugh Jackman, Paul McCartney, Ben Stiller, Gigi Hadid and Heidi Klum.

    “It has been a privilege for us to make a hero of the bridge, and of every climber on every climb,” he said in a statement.

    “We will continue to create unforgettable memories until our final climber.”

    The NSW government’s decision to put the contract in new hands came following a competitive process with 13 expressions of interest from Australian and international tenderers, the RMS said.

    “The government is excited to be ushering in a new chapter for what is one of Sydney’s, if not Australia’s, most iconic structures,” a spokesperson said.

  139. .

    I think you mean *stump-toothed*.

  140. H B Bear

    Bridge Climb was a licence to print money. A long time to get up and running but then virtually no overheads. Pretty sure Jack Cowin and a heap of rich listers had shares in it. Now that its cashflows are known tenderers would need to fork over a truckload more cash to NSW taxpayers to clamber over it which is a much better result for taxpayers (owners) who are still paying tolls on the thing decades after they should have ceased.

  141. Geriatric Mayfly

    I recall a berg broke off from Antarctica some years back, a normal event. It was almost equivalent in surface area to Manhattan Island. 9/10ths of it beyond observation or measurement. How much would a big hooer like that weigh one might ask. And already there will be another pushing its way off the plateau towards the sea in the normal course of events – at a glacial pace of course.

  142. Empire 5:5

    But but but… muh narrative!

    Keeps changing.

    The fakestream media is losing control.

  143. Armadillo

    There’s another one titled “Bridge over Troubled Waters”, Delta.

    27 Oct. 2016 · That tourism golden egg was laid by founder Paul Cave — a good friend of Blundy’s. … Landeryou — who with his lawyer wife are personal and political confidantes of Labor leader Bill Shorten — was …

    The $13 million in dividends was for 1 year only. Latest contract is for $50 million. Previous one would be for much less I assume. Not a bad return.

  144. Frank

    I think you mean *stump-toothed*.

    Snicker. It’s a law of nature.

  145. Makka

    Given he obstructed the OIG investigation and is conflicted, that’s a bit odd. I’m sure the original report will shed light on this in due course.

    Exactly. This is the public report, heavily redacted and modified to protect ongoing investigations, those who have obtained immunity and of course Rosenstein’s heavy hand has been doing plenty of editing. Trump has the full, un-redacted, unedited version.

    The Report is not meant to proffer criminal charges or institute criminal proceedings. It can however point the likes of Huber to where further investigations are necessary. There is plenty of ammunition in this report for that, especially concerning the contents of Wiener’s laptop (leads to HRC, Brennan, Lynch etc) and Comey.

    The interesting thing now is will RR stay in his role because any investigations emanating from this Report will fall under him. Big test for Trump; will he keep or fire RR? He doesn’t need a reason to kick his arse out.

  146. Armadillo

    2 Mar. 2018 · In the past financial year alone Cowin, Blundy and Cave paid themselves dividends of $13m, plus … of a billionaire apartment developer’s milestone birthday, it promises to be quite a party.

  147. John Constantine

    Skynet knows what Rio is digging up.

    “While Rio is yet to confirm the discovery in what is Lawrence of Arabia-type country, latest satellite imagery suggests it is indeed on to something that just might shape up as special, rewarding Rio for its efforts, and giving a bunch of exploration juniors looking to make it big in the Paterson a leg up.

    Every time it punches in another drill hole, we’ll all know about it thanks to the satellite imagery being captured over the discovery every five or six days. It’s a satellite driven continuous disclosure regime outside of Rio’s control, and the ASX for that matter.

    Latest public domain satellite imagery shows that amongst the sand dunes of the Paterson and some 120km north-north-west of Newcrest’s once Tier 1 Telfer gold-copper deposit, Rio has drilled at least 10 holes at 200m spacings with selected 100m infill holes. More to the point is that the satellite imagery recently picked up nearby site preparation work for what is said to be a 40-man camp.”

    https://www.livewiremarkets.com/wires/rio-s-hush-hush-copper-find-in-wa-shaping-up-as-a-big-un

    ASX listed minnows with nearology leases had a price jump today.

  148. johanna

    “The government is excited to be ushering in a new chapter for what is one of Sydney’s, if not Australia’s, most iconic structures,” a spokesperson said.

    This is fingernails down a blackboard stuff.

    Apart from being a semi-literate assemblage of cliches, the really scary bit is ‘the government is excited.

    That’s right up there with ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.’

    Leaving aside the gallons of brain bleach required to erase the visual image of a government which is excited, the last thing any sensible person wants is an excited government, in any sense of the phrase.

  149. Armadillo

    OK, off to the Bowlo. They are going to let me run the meat raffles tonight and count the Pokies at 6am on Sunday morning. They aren’t going to pay me a cent, God bless em.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    Einstein has no business criticizing Ethnics.
    He was an illmannered filthy disgusting hobo looking f$cker who couldn’t even brush his hair.
    Just outrageous.

  151. Armadillo

    If I pay for my own RSA and RSG, they will let me serve customers. Life’s looking up.

  152. Geriatric Mayfly

    Netflix has reportedly banned workers from looking at each other for more than five seconds as part of its new anti-harassment rules.

    Soon to be lost to humanity the fine art of ogling and leering and the knowing wink.

  153. Stimpson J. Cat

    Netflix has reportedly banned workers from looking at each other for more than five seconds as part of its new anti-harassment rules.

    This is fantastic news.
    I really f$cking hate sane people staring at me with a mixture of awe, arousal, and disdain.
    It’s really annoying.

  154. Snoopy

    I have just had the misfortune of catching a bit of Teh Dumb. Is Chas whatsisname a lying liar or as dumb as dogshit or both?

    He claimed Comey didn’t know about the emails on Weiner’s laptop (he actually said ‘Huma Abedin’s computer’) until late October just before he advised Congress.

    According to Chas, we are expected to believe that months after Comey publicly exonerated Hillary, no one told Comey for a month that the NYC FBI, while investigating the husband of the most senior Clinton aid for child grooming offences, found Secretary of State emails on his laptop.

  155. Roger

    …the last thing any sensible person wants is an excited government, in any sense of the phrase.

    Indeed; well spotted, johanna.

  156. John Constantine

    Only the minnows need to let the punting public know about the traces of Cobalt in every million tonnes of their potential ore.

  157. DrBeauGan

    One of my lecturers knew Albert at Princeton IAS. He told us that Albert shocked the faculty wives by cutting off his long shirt sleeves when summer came instead of buying short sleeved shirts. They decided his genius was close to madness.

    Sorry, Stimpy.

  158. JC

    Snoop

    I think what Chassly is reporting is accurate, in that Comey didn’t know the little Wiener was married to the Humidor. It’s hard to believe but even rightwing pundits are chatting likes it’s correct and astonishing the head of the FBI was that ill-informed.

    Comey is a fucking moron.. a malicious one.

  159. Stimpson J. Cat

    They decided his genius was close to madness.
    Sorry, Stimpy.

    No no too late now.
    We don’t want him.

  160. H B Bear

    I have just had the misfortune of catching a bit of Teh Dumb. Is Chas whatsisname a lying liar or as dumb as dogshit or both?

    Another Australian “comedian” who could be mistaken for a retard (sorry Hughsie). The near geriatric Chaser Boys haven’t managed to wean themselves off Aunty’s taxpayer funded bosom. Dominic Knight appears as a B List fill in on ALPBC radio and hasn’t managed to move beyond mUnty level undergraduate Lefty boilerplate.

  161. None

    If dot has a psychological ailment about which we need to be aware than duty of care might dictate we be made aware of it.

  162. Snoopy

    I think what Chassly is reporting is accurate, in that Comey didn’t know the little Wiener was married to the Humidor.

    That may be so, but don’t you think someone would have said, “Um, err, Sir, we might have a bit of a problem. You know how you let Hills off the hook? Well some of her emails have been found on pervert’s laptop. Oh and he’s married to Hills’ COS.”

    Peter Strozk and Andrew McCabe knew. It stinks to me.

  163. Herodotus

    The latest installment of government madness (from the oz):
    A group of 100 of Australia’s biggest energy users will be required to shoulder responsibility for ensuring the security of the national energy market by contracting their own back up or agreeing to dial down usage.
    Not the generators, the users!

  164. thefrollickingmole

    The funniest thing about the whole FBI fuckups?

    No one has been sacked or disciplined.
    That means this level of performance is acceptable and run of the mill or that they really are covering up for each other knowing dropping one in the shit might unravel the lot.

    Thats what should be any decent pundits attack “Who has been fired or disciplined for XXX fuckup”?

  165. JC

    Peter Strozk and Andrew McCabe knew. It stinks to me.

    Yea, but it’s not really pertinent to the case. At least I don’t think it is. My rough recollection is that the NYPD was looking into The Wiener’s perversions and not the FBI.

  166. JC

    No one has been sacked or disciplined.

    Comey and McCabe were!

  167. Roger

    A group of 100 of Australia’s biggest energy users will be required to shoulder responsibility for ensuring the security of the national energy market by contracting their own back up or agreeing to dial down usage.

    “Demand management”!

    The lie that follows from AEMO is that there is no supply shortage.

  168. Atoms for Peace

    Can someone also inform Dan the Man that 99.9 percent of Australian men would intervene on behalf of a woman being assaulted.

  169. Geriatric Mayfly

    Pope Francis: Poverty ‘Caused by Selfishness, Pride, Greed and Injustice’
    Pope Francis asserted in a message released by the Vatican Thursday that poverty is not the natural condition of man but is always the fruit of someone else’s sin.

    This was the Supreme Pontiff this morning. Below is American Thinker this afternoon.

    It’s a bit like the “rich are not paying their fair share” that we hear in the U.S., or the “victimhood” promoted by Democrats up here. In other words, blame everybody else but yourself for your self-inflicted failures. In Latin America, it has literally destroyed potentially very rich countries, as Jose explains: A byproduct of Latin America’s wound collecting is that the region has developed a sense of victimized self that manifests itself in a disdain for the private sector of the economy and particularly for much needed American investments.

  170. Herodotus

    So can industry build their own coal-fired power stations and get it distributed to members of the co-op via the grid we (and they) have all been paying for – for decades?

  171. None

    The fuckwits who destroyed the Australian energy market as well as many of the key energy players themselves keep telling us about this wonderful yet unprecedented transformation of Australia’s energy market but not a single one of them has actually explained what’s the transformation is or why it was even necessary.

  172. John, Bruce:

    Only the minnows need to let the punting public know about the traces of Cobalt in every million tonnes of their potential ore.

    Is it worth a punt on one of the minnows?

  173. Tel

    In Latin America, it has literally destroyed potentially very rich countries, as Jose explains: A byproduct of Latin America’s wound collecting is that the region has developed a sense of victimized self that manifests itself in a disdain for the private sector of the economy and particularly for much needed American investments.

    How about they turn Protestant and learn how to work? I mean, everything else has failed, give it a go.

  174. Makka

    Is it worth a punt on one of the minnows?

    Sales of product in USD or Yen, costs is AUD. Cobalt prices are very well supported. It’s a nice setup.

  175. rickw

    A group of 100 of Australia’s biggest energy users will be required to shoulder responsibility for ensuring the security of the national energy market by contracting their own back up or agreeing to dial down usage.

    Australian politicians are wreckers. They should all hang.

  176. Herodotus

    If industry does “contract their own backup” how will the AEMO ensure that the power is segregated and not redistributed to power-mendicants within the state where the backup is located or in other states?
    The NEM is fucked.

  177. Empire 5:5

    No one has been sacked or disciplined.

    As JC has pointed out, #1 and #2 got the arse. Here’s a more expansive list of swamp creatures purged from influence. Some can expect to be served by Huber in the coming months.

    * James Comey, FBI chief
    * Peter Strzok, top FBI investigator (reassaigned)
    * Lisa Page, top FBI attorney (reassigned)
    * Andrew McCabe, Acting FBI Director and Deputy FBI Director
    * James Baker, FBI General Counsel
    * Stephen Laycock, Head of FBI Counterintelligence
    * James Rybicki, FBI Chief of Staff
    * Peter Kadzik, DOJ Asst. AG
    * Preet Bharara, US Attorney, Southern District
    * Bruce Ohr, Former US Associate AG (reassigned)
    * Sally Yates, Acting AG
    * Dana Boente, Former US AG Eastern Virginia district
    * Mary McCord, Acting Assistant AG
    * Hui Chen, DOJ Antifraud expert

    Schneider man was removed by unconventional means.

  178. John Constantine

    The minnows have already stirred for the easy percentage, and punting around end of financial year is not the best time as small cap stocks get manipulated. The copper hopes that haven’t stirred yet are better than the ones that have.

    I had a few bucks worth of AZY antipa from an old free carry and their cap raising rights issue was still open @ 1.2 cents so I sent off for overs in that by bpay. only really interested in clipping a few percent if it comes off, and lots will be thinking the same. When new supply will hit the market, nearology is less likely to support AZY to highs.

    RDM redmetal is high quality, but not being Blue Sky Mining Pierpont management, they don’t do the frantic announcement thing. Lots of tippers have RDM as a solid spec for years out, but they will have to raise much cash, or farm down their leases in that time.

    My major interest in the story was how the satellite public domain can cause a run in a few stocks. Imagine if you had a mate with access to non public domain stuff?.

    Or if you were a chicom investment firm with access to chicom State satellite images?.

    Comrade Maaaates.

  179. rickw

    I don’t subscribe to the Australian, but a simple Google search (Paul Cave Labor Party) will tell you all you need to know without clicking through links.

    Paul Cave got the original 20 year contract in 1998. Summaries of search results show the terms “paid themselves $13 million in dividends, Landeryou, Bill Shorten”.

    Pretty much gives you the gist.

    Is Australia worse than Africa? At least in Africa there is a chance that the corrupt will be taken out by the people that they cheated.

  180. I’m sure the companies would like to build a couple of coal plants for their own use, but why would they bother?
    Look at the regulatory hurdles, then the Green activism, then the fact the government will take their power off them if they can, then if they can’t, the government will just change the law so that they can.
    Why bother, indeed.

  181. areff

    For those interested, the NY Attorney-General’s rap against Trump’s charity. At a glance, p-retty thin gruel for prosecution — as signified by the charge that he distributed large cardboard cheques to veterans groups before the Iowa primaries. Logic: these were photo ops and intended to cultivate a favourable view by voters, hence the charity was used for political purposes.

    Nevertheless it has served its purpose as far as Their ABC is concerned. Every bulletin I’ve heard this afternoon kicked off with the NY charges. Meanwhile, the DoJ’s IG report gets no mention whatsoever.

  182. John Constantine

    For the brave, there are leases being re-examined in the African copper-cobalt belt where the emphasis was so hard on copper when the last exploration rounds were done that the cobalt story was ignored.

    ASX minnows in Africa are probably all doomed, but Tradeable right up until Africa Wins Again.

  183. John Constantine

    Every time a hard rock driller in remote Australia whips it out to take a leak on a sandhill, the chicoms and the Russian mafia and soros can check out his urine flow rate and calculate his prostate health.

    Satellites for the public health good?.

  184. Paul Cave got the original 20 year contract in 1998. Summaries of search results show the terms “paid themselves $13 million in dividends, Landeryou, Bill Shorten”.

    The scab is starting to lift and the pus is running…

  185. JC

    Meanwhile, the DoJ’s IG report gets no mention whatsoever.

    Are you kidding? I can understand their ABC reporting on the bullshit NY charges, because that’s who they are and what they do. But no mention of the IG report?

  186. Stimpson J. Cat

    If dot has a psychological ailment about which we need to be aware than duty of care might dictate we be made aware of it.

    What is this “we” business, f$ggot?

  187. Geriatric Mayfly

    How about they turn Protestant and learn how to work? I mean, everything else has failed, give it a go.

    Can’t put my finger on it. Whether it’s the religion, or something unique with which Latin America was gifted. The Iberian permeation has produced a mixed bag of folly, instability, corruption and stagnation.

  188. GM;
    It’s a mystery to me too. The place should have been the 21st Century powerhouse, but it’s still struggling to get its shit together.
    Could it be an odd form of tribal nationalism?
    An acceptance of public corruption that legitimises shonky governance?
    Got me buggered.

  189. JC

    Tel
    #2737923, posted on June 15, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    In Latin America, it has literally destroyed potentially very rich countries, as Jose explains: A byproduct of Latin America’s wound collecting is that the region has developed a sense of victimized self that manifests itself in a disdain for the private sector of the economy and particularly for much needed American investments.

    How about they turn Protestant and learn how to work? I mean, everything else has failed, give it a go.

    There’s a good reason for that and it doesn’t direct fault to the populace. It was neatly explained to me in the 90s, when living in NYC and seeing the children of the Latin American elite traipse around bank offices after they had completed an ungrad at an Ivy League school. Large or small, each country had ~50 families who ran and controlled everything. Alberto had the beer monopoly, Sanchez had the Coke and soft drink, Jose ran the cigs. and Juan had the monopoly for banana exports, which meant it all had to be funneled through his company for export shipment. When you consider all that you can begin to appreciate why people would vote for someone like Huggy Chavez. It actually makes sense if you despise ultra-cronyism/corporatism.

  190. Woolfe

    Africa always wins Comrades, always.

  191. Leigh Lowe

    The IG report got a run about halfway into the ABC 7:00 news.
    Quite muted.
    Comey trusted his dog too much and the pooch ate his homework.
    Or summink.

  192. It actually makes sense if you despise ultra-cronyism/corporatism.

    That’s a fair enough comment, JC. It explains why South America goes from a shitbox crony government to a shitbox marxist government, then back again.

  193. Empire 5:5

    For those interested, the NY Attorney-General’s rap against Trump’s charity. At a glance, p-retty thin gruel for prosecution — as signified by the charge that he distributed large cardboard cheques to veterans groups before the Iowa primaries. Logic: these were photo ops and intended to cultivate a favourable view by voters, hence the charity was used for political purposes.

    This isn’t the ideal time for the DNC to be drawing attention to private foundations. Why would an acting AG who has declared she won’t contest, bring a case like this? Whatever the merits, it’s guaranteed to be a media circus.

  194. JC

    Can’t put my finger on it. Whether it’s the religion, or something unique with which Latin America was gifted. The Iberian permeation has produced a mixed bag of folly, instability, corruption and stagnation.

    Spain and Portugal never experienced a capitalist based industrial revolution. Consequently, it never took hold in Latin America like it did in the US. The foundation of the US system were the English teachings dealing with classic liberalism.

    It’s just not Latin America either. Every single dominion held by the continental powers were and largely continue to be failed states or near enough to failures. That’s not to suggest every single British colony turned out to be a raving success.

  195. areff

    JC: in regard to South America’s woes, read Hernando de Soto or watch this video, especially from 14 minutes in, when he talks about the ownership of his apple.

  196. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is it worth a punt on one of the minnows?

    The cobalt price will collapse when Tesla does.

  197. Pickles

    Crikey what a treat. SBS Batgirl AND Joan Collins.

  198. Infidel Tiger

    Gay Alcorn
    @Gay_Alcorn
    Deep breath: our empathy for a woman murdered is entirely based on whether she is a “person like us”, especially a young white woman living in the inner city. Her murder is horrific, but one day we’ll have a vigil for an Indigenous woman killed in a country town.
    1:06 PM · Jun 15, 2018

    Well said Gay.

  199. John Constantine

    The Falkland Islands have a per capita GDP better than any other South American state.

    Ten times better than the bottom half of South American performers, and this is before the wool boom, or any oil flows from the lurking supergiant oilfields………………………..

    Falklands about between Tasmania and South Australia in gdp per capita.

  200. Empire 5:5

    JC
    #2737944, posted on June 15, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Great summary.

    I’d add foreign interference. One of the experiments nearly started WWIII and artificially throttled the global cigar supply.

    Latin America has been a lab rat for every moral supremacist’s ‘ism. The latinos I’ve mixed with reckon their corruptocrats are addicted to foreign bribes and leverage. Eventually that permeates to a national culture of learned helplessness.

    Tasmania 2040.

  201. None

    The fact that you still refuse to apologise after saying I committed an indecent act with my (at the time) recently deceased father’s corpse because I disagree with you about gay marriage speaks volumes about you, love.

    Show me the comment, liar, and the context.

  202. .

    How about they turn Protestant and learn how to work? I mean, everything else has failed, give it a go.

    You mean like the welfare addled United Kingdom?

    “No no, not those proddies, proper protestants like me”

    I see. Allahu akbar bro.

    PS

    Germany split into administrative districts based on denomination and income profile: higher income correlates highly to Catholic.

  203. Entropy

    Disney s apprently making a live action version of Dumbo. I wonder how the three crows will be portrayed.

    Anyhow, next Disney should do a live action version of The Incredibles.
    Starring Obama as Mr Frozone, Michelle Obama as Honey Frozone,
    Ivanka Trump as elastigirl, Ivanka Trump as Violet, Barron Trump as Dash, and Donald of course, as Mr Incredible.

    This leaves Monty to play the role of Jack-Jack.

  204. Gab

    Show me the comment, liar, and the context.

    Is it the one Sinclair deleted up thread? The one where he asks you to “just stop”?

  205. Empire 5:5

    BorisG
    #2737219, posted on June 14, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    The economic indicators will speak for themselves

    I wish this were true. But there are two problems with this. One. Unfortunately deregulation is only one factor in economic indicators among many, and many things are not related to federal policy at all. Two, it takes years for the indicators to show the effect.

    JC
    #2737961, posted on June 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    JP Morgan suggests US economy growing at 4%.

    Trump’s forecast of 4% GDP growth close to coming true as Americans spend tax-bill proceeds

    Trump right again.

    Trump is God.

    In fairness to Boris, growth will be higher and taxes lower, in 2020.

  206. Roger

    Germany split into administrative districts based on denomination and income profile: higher income correlates highly to Catholic.

    The Protestant heartland was erstwhile East Germany; likely to be a factor.

  207. Empire 5:5

    None
    #2737963, posted on June 15, 2018 at 7:47 pm
    The fact that you still refuse to apologise after saying I committed an indecent act with my (at the time) recently deceased father’s corpse because I disagree with you about gay marriage speaks volumes about you, love.

    Show me the comment, liar, and the context.

    How? The Doomlord scrubbed it from the thread.

  208. Tel

    JP Morgan suggests US economy growing at 4%.

    Nominal growth perhaps, but inflation is picking up. This is pea and thimble stuff.

    There was slow and steady recovery under Obama, but never anything that could be described as a boom. The Trump mini-boom probably averted a recession, for how long though? The only thing making US growth look good is Europe as a comparison.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2737903, posted on June 15, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Snoop

    I think what Chassly is reporting is accurate, in that Comey didn’t know the little Wiener was married to the Humidor

    Comey has been given the chance to respond to that and he has said he didn’t know that the child groomer Weiner was Humidor’s husband.
    Probably bullshit, and probably able to be proved bullshit.
    OK, disbelief suspended.
    Let’s say he was so asleep at the wheel that he didn’t know who was connected to the campaign manager of the Presidential race favourite.
    Let’s give him that, unlikley as it sounds.
    We are then expected to believe that, for a whole month after they seized the pervert’s laptop, no-one in the FBI thought to say to Comey, “Hey, you do know who this dude Weiner is, right?”

  210. JC

    Tel

    It’s 4% real growth, not nominal which obviously means the inflation rate is taken out. US inflation is well behaved. The metric the Fed looks at to determine monetary policy is the PCE (personal consumption expenditures) index. It’s currently at 1.7%….below target 2%.

    The one single most important thing Trump has done is signaling. Unlike the Kenyan, he’s signaled to the markets that the US is open for business and if you invest capital, the US government will not punish you – in fact the US government will be very pleased. This is absolutely huge.

  211. cohenite

    Apparently people who convert to islam are violent idiots.

    Someone around the coffee table asked, “why do people convert to Islam?” “Why in all that’s holy?” is appropriately emphatic. I pondered whether the question was too general. Converts inside or outside prisons? On reflection, I don’t think it makes much difference. Personal inadequacy is the key.

    Islamic conversions are widespread in European and American prisons, disproportionately among blacks in America. Reliable numbers are hard to come by but here is the Huffington Post, which has no incentive to exaggerate, on May 7, 2013:

    Prison officials, prison chaplains and scholars claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion behind bars… estimates suggest that 35,000-40,000 inmates convert to Islam each year… it is estimated that 15 percent of the U.S. prison population is Muslim, or as much as 350,000 current Muslim inmates…prisons have made the African-American male convert a staple of African Americana.

    Various reasons are suggested for black conversions, including a harking back to some golden historical era – e.g., Moorish Spain – when and where blacks were apparently top dogs. Pathetic but intelligible. But the main reason for all conversions is obvious enough. Islam provides an us-against-them ‘brotherhood’ which is comforting to the those who find the world intimidating when faced alone as an individual. It is indeed intimidating. However, those with a smidgin’ of self-worth don’t sell their souls to collectives spruiking religious division, intolerance and supremacism.

    Australian prisons are also fertile recruiting grounds for Islam. Christopher Knaus in The Guardian (18 January) sub-heads his piece, “Experts say prison conversions can be a positive force.” Ali Kadri, of the Islamic Council of Queensland, is the relevant expert. He is reported as believing that “religious conversions are a force for good.” He would say that, wouldn’t he? Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis would no doubt express the same generic sentiments. But that’s not the point. There are no mass religious conversions in prisons, except to Islam. Ali Kadri and his bros are on a winner…..

    Overwhelmingly, in my view, only those whose self-esteem, character or, perhaps, intellectual capacity is well below par convert to Islam. It can’t be explained any other way. Be careful though. Sheer numbers matter. Sense and sensibility are no match for a half-witted mob intent on beheading infidels. And, make no mistake, moderate Muslim down the road might not act so moderately come the witching hour when Muslims have the reins of power. Human nature has its dark side and Islam is clearly adept at bringing this out.

    There is an existential problem. Violent criminals are turning to a cult, which licences the subjugation of women and the enslavement and killing of non-believers. According to ‘The Religion of Peace’ website, some 33,000 deadly Islamic terrorist attacks have occurred since 9/11. Christianity, the most civilising, uplifting and enlightened of religions, is in decline. But this is just the appetiser.

    The real issue is why do Western leaders, other than Trump and few nations outside the germany/france/England sphere of merde, support islam.

  212. JC

    Let’s give him that, unlikley as it sounds.
    We are then expected to believe that, for a whole month after they seized the pervert’s laptop, no-one in the FBI thought to say to Comey, “Hey, you do know who this dude Weiner is, right?”

    Unless I’m wrong, I think he found out they were married when the NYPD seized the pervert’s computer, saw there were countless classified emails on it and they passed that information on to the FBI. What I understood is it was at the point in the timeline Comey found out the perve and the humidor were married.

    Look, I don’t know. Either way it makes him look like moron. Who cares, I just want to see him in jail.

  213. calli

    Comey has been given the chance to respond to that and he has said he didn’t know that the child groomer Weiner was Humidor’s husband.

    Rot. Even I knew that. He’s lying.

  214. JC

    It’s very close, Mitch M. So close you can almost touch the cures.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    Growth is fake news. We’re to have a moribund economy and a strong culture like the Japs.

    That is sustainable. The ponzi immigrant property scam will end in rivers of blood and destruction of all that is holy.

  216. Infidel Tiger

    Better not we’re.

  217. Bruce of Newcastle

    Various reasons are suggested for black conversions, including a harking back to some golden historical era – e.g., Moorish Spain – when and where blacks were apparently top dogs.

    Presumably they forget to mention Darfur, where Arabic muslims were, and still are, busily committing genocide against black African muslims.

  218. JC

    Artiste
    I think what you’re really looking for is per capita growth. Raising per capt growth is godly. Rising living standards is a truly wonderful thing.

  219. Tel

    It’s 4% real growth, not nominal which obviously means the inflation rate is taken out. US inflation is well behaved. The metric the Fed looks at to determine monetary policy is the PCE (personal consumption expenditures) index. It’s currently at 1.7%….below target 2%.

    Humbug, here’s the last 10 years of nominal GDP growth. OK with seasonal adjustments (global warming means even the seasons are being adjusted) but they can’t adjust all that much and the general trend of NOMINAL has hovered around 4%.

    https://fred.stlouisfed.org/graph/fredgraph.png?g=kb36

    With something like 2% inflation you expect the NGDP growth to jump to more than 6% ?!? No Wah-Kin Faye. Strong is economy with the Trump, but not that strong.

  220. Leigh Lowe

    Empire 5:5

    #2737952, posted on June 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    ….
    This isn’t the ideal time for the DNC to be drawing attention to private foundations. 

    Ain’t that the truth?
    The Dems are moths to a flame when it comes to picking battlegrounds to fight Trump …
    Wussians!! … oops, Uranium One.
    Pussygrabber! Stormy Daniels! … oops, Bill has been trying to root anything which moves since 1976, sometimes even with consent.
    Misuse of Foundation Funds! … oops. Crimton Foundation pays for Chelsea’s wedding, campaign staff, Bill’s cigars, you name it.

  221. rickw

    Growth is fake news. We’re to have a moribund economy and a strong culture like the Japs.

    That is sustainable. The ponzi immigrant property scam will end in rivers of blood and destruction of all that is holy.

    +1000

  222. Roger

    Better to have a moribund economy and a strong culture like the Japs.

    We could have had a strong economy and a strong culture but for idiot politicians.

  223. JC

    Tel

    How does your chart invalidate what I said. Your chart shows nominal GDP annual growth. Stripping out the PCE for that would lead you to real GDP growth.

    I’m not sure what your point is.

    Here’s the chart for real GDP which you can toggle for the same period shown on yours. The difference between them is the inflation rate.

    And yes, the forecast is for a 4% real growth rate. Add say a forecast of 2% inflation and the US is growing nominally at around 6%. Personally I think that is one point too high as the steady growth nominal rate we saw in the 90s was around 5% to 5.5% nominal.

  224. feelthebern

    monty has been so low energy today.

  225. Mater

    Show me the comment, liar, and the context.

    How? The Doomlord scrubbed it from the thread.

    Empire,
    I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that this ‘interaction’ MIGHT be referring to a past disagreement between dot and none (under one of her previous nom de plumes). I don’t think it is referencing comments on this thread.
    Just a suspicion. Happy to be corrected.

  226. Neil

    We could have had a strong economy and a strong culture but for idiot politicians.

    Howard/Costello were not idiots. But in 2007 Australia wanted Rudd. About time to start blaming idiot voters

  227. JC

    rickw
    #2737992, posted on June 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Growth is fake news. We’re to have a moribund economy and a strong culture like the Japs.

    That is sustainable. The ponzi immigrant property scam will end in rivers of blood and destruction of all that is holy.

    +1000

    Oh please, that’s what the left desire. They don’t give a shit about economic growth. Their priority is nutball social, green and economic redistribution polices.

    Here’s an example of how to promote economic growth, which has nothing to do with immigration. Enact policies that produce the cheapest energy in the western world. In terms of difficulty this would as easy as eating a piece of chocolate cake because this place is floating on massive.. fucking massive…. untapped energy reserves. Then watch how firms use this massive saving to create more high paying jobs and higher dividends.

    This would under grid economic growth by at least 1%. Then go for the rest. Get rid of fucking NIMBY building codes.

    This blog was a place for optimism not pessimism.

  228. C.L.

    Why are atheist David Hawking’s ashes being interred in Westminster Abbey?

  229. hzhousewife

    The real issue is why do Western leaders, other than Trump and few nations outside the germany/france/England sphere of merde, support islam.

    Fear.

  230. hzhousewife

    Why are atheist David Hawking’s ashes being interred in Westminster Abbey?

    Beacuse he is not around to object.

  231. Geriatric Mayfly

    Why are atheist David Hawking’s ashes being interred in Westminster Abbey?
    Who he?

  232. Howard/Costello were not idiots. But in 2007 Australia wanted Rudd. About time to start blaming idiot voters

    Howard committed electoral suicide with Workchoices -not necessarily the legislation itself, but the way it was introduced and the lack of any safeguards against abuse by unscrupulous employers.

  233. Roger

    Howard/Costello were not idiots.

    They started the immigration ponzi without consulting the voters.

  234. sdfc

    The 4% is annualised quarterly growth. The yanks need to start reporting actual gdp numbers. Its sctually around 1.0%, still a pretty good growth rate.

  235. Infidel Tiger

    Why are atheist David Hawking’s ashes being interred in Westminster Abbey?

    The Archbishop of Canterbury is an atheist Druid with a penchant for cock. Let’s not quibble about small heresies.

  236. stackja

    memoryvault
    #2738004, posted on June 15, 2018 at 8:52 pm
    Howard/Costello were not idiots. But in 2007 Australia wanted Rudd. About time to start blaming idiot voters

    Howard committed electoral suicide with Workchoices -not necessarily the legislation itself, but the way it was introduced and the lack of any safeguards against abuse by unscrupulous employers.

    And union leaders rejoiced. AWU ‘helped’ cleaners.

  237. Roger

    Why are atheist David Hawking’s ashes being interred in Westminster Abbey?

    Civil religion.

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