Monday Forum: July 16, 2018

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1,568 Responses to Monday Forum: July 16, 2018

  1. Chris

    Huh! Why do you require even larger government to mass fire 95% of those Canberra parasites. I could do it in one mass email distribution firing them all and it would take all of a few seconds.

    You go girl.

  2. JC

    I was very disappointed by Medvedev, Misfit. I had really high hopes when Dimitri became PM. He pushed very market friendly views to the point he was coming across as a Classic liberal… as much as Russian could be… and then the realization set in. He wasn’t the boss, Putin was and it all went to shit.

  3. max

    Kates agrees with you, JC. What about the giant spike in unemployment ? Media freakout.

  4. Boambee John

    JC

    Where are all those intrepid conservatives beavering away in the executive to make government smaller? Why are they drawing down the most attractive salaries and retirement benefits that can be found? As I said, Judas goats… the lot of them.

    You are confusing the present with a proposal for action. Unless we can build a critical mass of conservatives, as leftists built a critical mass in the past, the left will enjoy 50 years of power. A critical mass can only be built up over time, but if we abuse anyone who tries to build such a mass, we are shooting ourselves in our collective feet.

    Of to dinner, will catch up later.

  5. jupes

    The hysteria this has caused is Mueller’s greatest triumph. His indictment of 12 Russians was well timed.

    In a couple of days it will all be over when news of the donation to Hillary starts getting a bit of attention. Then what has Mueller got?

    The traitorous prick is trying his hardest but he’s just got nothing to work with.

  6. egg_

    Chas on The Dumb: ‘I read the other day that India is NOT building any more coal fired power stations’.

    Bullsh1t on stilts.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    That Hillary donation news is from gateway pundit.

    He is an internet nutter and nothing he posts ever comes true.

  8. John Constantine

    600 million dollars harvested by middle east and Asian crime gangs since 2012 in the gold Rort of the taxpayer.

    Their ABC a billion dollars worth of silent.

    Our political orc Class never wavered from their obligations to pursue donations.

    Comrades.

  9. JC

    Max

    There were 152,095 APSer’s as of yesterday. How on earth does firing these parasites adversely impact the economy when they’re costing us at least $25 billion a year in salary and benefits … not counting their RDOs and domestic violence vacation days? They are a cost on the rest of us and therefore a spike in the unemployment rate would not impact GDP one vig. In fact it would invigorate the economy as there’s less pressure for government borrowing and spending, therefore more resources will be directed to the private sector. that equals more jobs and higher living standards. At a personal level they may experience some hardship, as they have to begin looking for real jobs. But hey, no one said life was easy, right? Oh and they would be docked their fucking super too and the Future fund distributed to the rest of us in our retirement plans. That shouldn’t be forgotten either. There’s a hoard of stolen money in the Future Fund they’re keeping from us for their “retirement”. Think about that!

  10. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just a quick scan of newsbusters.org and it is clear that the US Media is utterly, irredeemably unhinged. TDS has been festering there since the election, but his meeting with Putin has weakened the metabolism and brought on outbreaks of suppurating boils, leprosy, bile ridden phlegm and syphilitic insanity. Even the ABC/SBS collective is left well in the wake of that lot.

  11. JC

    Boambee

    You don’t get it do you. We don’t need 152,095 parasites. We have no use for them.

  12. Snoopy

    Sacking the whole APS seems a fairly radical way of implementing open borders.

  13. Herodotus

    “Rosenstein was no doubt pleased with himself to announce that 12 Russian spies were caught – er, spying, on President Obama’s watch, by the way, but neglected to include one small detail in his announcement – namely, that DNC chair Donna Brazile and most of the Obama hierarchy let them do it.”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/07/brazile_rice_obama_gave_russian_hackers_free_rein.html

  14. JC

    Get a load of this wesbite, will you. They sell it as “Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund”

    There’s $165 billion dollars.

    it’s split up.

    $140 billion they call , the Future Fund. That’s basically the parasites retirement plan.
    $7 billion medical research. I wonder how that loot is funneled out.
    $10 billion disability care as though DSP and the NDIS wasn’t enough.
    $ 4 billion education fund. That’s money funneled to the teachers and their unions.
    $4 billion Building Australia. An indirect pipeline to the CFMEU.

    It’s basically stolen money from the rest of us.

  15. Confused Old Misfit

    Infidel Tiger
    #2765831, posted on July 17, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    That Hillary donation news is from gateway pundit.
    He is an internet nutter and nothing he posts ever comes true.

    WRONG
    It’s from the video of the presser.
    The rest is from the WaPO.
    GP was only the convenient conduit.

  16. testpattern

    How Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Making Russian Fascism Great Again

    ‘As he sabotages America’s strategic alliances in favor of pro-Kremlin autocrats, the president is acting out the geopolitical fantasies of Alexander Dugin, rising Russian fascist ideologue and guru to Trump’s alt-right base…It’s no surprise that Dugin has become an object of pilgrimage for members of both the alt-right and far left, having recently entertained far right YouTube ‘celebrities’ Lauren Southern..’

    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-how-trump-s-foreign-policy-is-making-russian-fascism-great-again-1.6167199+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au

  17. Stimpson J. Cat

    Infidel Tiger
    #2765831, posted on July 17, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    That Hillary donation news is from gateway pundit.He is an internet nutter and nothing he posts ever comes true.

    You say internet nutter like it is a bad thing.

  18. Confused Old Misfit

    JC: I wouldn’t trust the Russians at all. As Reagan (?) said: “Trust but verify”. I don’t think Trump trusts them either. He will wait now to see what happens, what Putin actually does contra what he says he’ll do.

  19. Chris

    How on earth does firing these parasites adversely impact the economy when they’re costing us at least $25 billion a year in salary and benefits … not counting their RDOs and domestic violence vacation days? They are a cost on the rest of us and therefore a spike in the unemployment rate would not impact GDP one vig. In fact it would invigorate the economy as there’s less pressure for government borrowing and spending, therefore more resources will be directed to the private sector. that equals more jobs and higher living standards.

    Just triggering their entitlements on being sacked would bankrupt the Government. The little retirement chalets in Switzerland, Burgundy and Chiang Mai would be stocket with fabulous provisions, the Slugs and Grubs shares would rocket as the High Court settled in for ten years of ambit lawsuits. And 162,000 less 3% would go on the DSP immediately due to butthurt stress.

  20. H B Bear

    Chas on The Dumb: ‘I read the other day that India is NOT building any more coal fired power stations’.
    Bullsh1t on stilts.

    Relax I’m sure the ALPBC Fact Check will be all over this. With a budget of only $1.1bn a year it would be too much to have guests with actual knowledge on panel shows and Googles G seems to regard comedians, particularly the Funny In Melbourne kind, as modern polymaths, able to cut through the complexity of modern life with their peculiar insights.

    Just out of interest, did anyone raise the issue of men who do not speak up about domestic violence with this Chaser “Boy”?

  21. Leo G

    That Hillary donation news is from gateway pundit.
    He is an internet nutter and nothing he posts ever comes true.

    The news story in GP was based on a telecast of the Trump-Putin Helsinki Summi by the Fox News Network. GP provided the video clip.
    If the claim is false then Putin or his translator deserve the criticism- GP is just one of the messengers.

  22. .

    Just triggering their entitlements on being sacked would bankrupt the Government. The little retirement chalets in Switzerland, Burgundy and Chiang Mai would be stocket with fabulous provisions, the Slugs and Grubs shares would rocket as the High Court settled in for ten years of ambit lawsuits. And 162,000 less 3% would go on the DSP immediately due to butthurt stress.

    1. Really? We’re 600 bn in the hole now with no debt limit. What contingent liabilities would crystalise if they were all sacked?
    2. What litigation? Put it in a budget and make their position non-existent. The only ones you can’t fire like that are Federal judges.

  23. C.L.

    It’s the girlish whining that is Russia’s real victory.
    Waaaaaaaaahhhhhh. They spied on us and interfered in US affairs! Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh.

    The CIA does the same thing throughout the world (including Russia, presumably).

    The difference is they no longer seem to be very good at it.

    The other thing is what a neat trick Wussia hysteria is for all of the “intelligence agencies.”
    That is: notice how nobody from their ranks is being held accountable for multiple Russian and Chinese incursions? Notice especially how nobody is mentioning the Chinese? Instead, the CIA (etc) are crying uncle, sooking about being beaten up by the Russians.

  24. JC

    Dot

    The limited federal policing we’d require could be done by rotational transfer from the states. It basically works from your idea of recruiting essential services from them. As someone mentioned, the AFP is basically the police arm of the Liars party now.

  25. Infidel Tiger

    Russia does about 5% of what the Chicoms are up to.

    Thankfully their economy is close to implosion and Donny’s tariff war is going to speed it right up.

  26. Makka

    It’s the girlish whining that is Russia’s real victory.
    Waaaaaaaaahhhhhh. They spied on us and interfered in US affairs! Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh.

    For the Dems, it’s never really been about what the Russians did. It’s always been about what the Russians found. This is the only angle they have to save their hides with the electorate; to discredit Russia and Trump. Once the Dems realized that Podesta had handed over the crown jewels, the Dems knew they were fkd if they could not discredit the messenger.

  27. Baldrick

    With a budget of only $1.1bn a year it would be too much to have guests with actual knowledge on panel shows …

    Guest panellists for Teh Dumb are chosen on diversity of appearance, not opinion or knowledge.

  28. Slayer of Memes

    One for Tom

    (In millennial parlance, “Senpai noticed me….”)

  29. Infidel Tiger

    “The Russian interference had no effect!”

    And yet we have idiots here claiming Hillary took $400mn from Browder.

    Vlad’s job is way too easy. So many mentally broken people.

  30. H B Bear

    The CIA does the same thing throughout the world (including Russia, presumably).
    The difference is they no longer seem to be very good at it.

    If Strzok and his girlfriend are any example I’m not surprised. Want a decent undercover operation or clandestine hit done nowadays and Mossad is your best bet (and probably always were).

  31. Roger

    The CIA does the same thing throughout the world (including Russia, presumably).

    The difference is they no longer seem to be very good at it.

    We need only recall the Ukraine coup of 2014, which Hillary’s State Dept. was up to its neck in.

    The ultimate goal was to destabilise Putin’s regime and in the meantime deprive him of the naval base in the Crimea.

    Result?

    A civil war. Putin annexed Crimea & his popularity at home received a boost.

    Nice work, Hillary, Nuland, McCain et. al..

  32. H B Bear

    Guest panellists for Teh Dumb are chosen on diversity of appearance, not opinion or knowledge.

    That would explain the prevalence of colourful headscarves then.

  33. Makka

    Someone change IT’s nappy please. He’s wetting himself again.

  34. Geriatric Mayfly

    Want a decent undercover operation or clandestine hit done nowadays and Mossad is your best bet (and probably always were).

    They’ve just pulled off a cracker if that story about “stolen” Iranian nuclear documents is true.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    Obama tried to oust netanyahu.

    One of the many things that has pushed Israel closer to the Russians.

    The Western political class are mind boggling historically ignorant and vain people.

  36. rickw

    Russia does about 5% of what the Chicoms are up to.

    Thankfully their economy is close to implosion and Donny’s tariff war is going to speed it right up.

    A couple of days ago I was having a discussion with a European lauding the brilliance of China’s centralised and long term planning.

    Long term centralised planning by people who are so brilliant and smart that they introduced the barbaric and phenomenally stupid one child policy.

    Application of some basic logic would have called for a 2 child policy at most.

  37. Neil

    $140 billion they call , the Future Fund. That’s basically the parasites retirement plan.
    $7 billion medical research. I wonder how that loot is funneled out.
    $10 billion disability care as though DSP and the NDIS wasn’t enough.
    $ 4 billion education fund. That’s money funneled to the teachers and their unions.
    $4 billion Building Australia. An indirect pipeline to the CFMEU.

    My understanding is that all those funds were started by Costello. Other than the Future Fund, Labor raided the other funds and used them for stimulus spending. For example the education fund used to be called HEEF and contained $10B in 2008. Labor changed the name to EIF and spent the money as stimulus spending. Costello’s plan for HEEF was to keep adding to it and use the interest only for University infrastructure.

    Thank goodness Costello made the FF untouchable because Labor would have spent that as well

  38. Slayer of Memes

    Rising petrol, insurance and household costs hit Kiwi wallets
    Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 12:06PM

    The cost of running a home has risen 3.1 per cent in the year, according to the latest Consumers Price Index figures from Stats NZ.

    The higher prices for housing and household utilities, up 0.9 per cent this quarter, was the biggest contributor to inflation, which currently sits at 1.5 per cent.

    New Zealand second-quarter inflation was slightly lower than economists had expected but in line with central bank forecasts as housing-related prices continue to push higher.

    The consumers price index rose 0.4 per cent in the three months ended June 30, while annual inflation was 1.5 per cent, Statistics New Zealand said.

    Economists had expected quarterly CPI to rise 0.5 per cent for an annual increase of 1.6 per cent, according to the median in a poll of 13 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. The Reserve Bank had tipped a quarterly rise of 0.4 per cent and an annual increase of 1.5 per cent.

    The central bank is mandated with keeping annual inflation between 1-and-3 per cent over the medium term, focusing on the mid-point. However, inflation has remained stubbornly weak and the central bank has signalled the official cash rate (OCR) is likely to remain at a record low 1.75 for some time to come given the lack of inflationary pressure. Today’s data is unlikely to shake that view. The kiwi dollar was virtually unchanged at 67.70 US cents.

    The biggest driver behind the quarterly lift was housing-related prices, up 0.9 per cent in the quarter and 3.1 per cent annually.

    Actual rentals for housing rose 0.8 per cent in the quarter and were 2.5 per cent higher for the year. Property rates and related services were unchanged in the quarter for a 3.1 per cent annual increase. Household energy prices, which includes electricity, gas and solid fuels, rose a quarterly 1.6 per cent and an annual 2.8 per cent.

    “New Zealanders are paying more to keep their homes running,” Stats NZ prices senior manager Paul Pascoe said in a statement. “Rates, property maintenance services and home insurance are all higher than they were this time last year.”

    Dwelling insurance lifted 4 per cent on the quarter and 18 per cent on the year. The purchase of new housing lifted 3.9 per cent on the year and 1.1 per cent on the quarter.

    Petrol prices rose 3.2 per cent in the quarter for an annual gain 10.5 per cent, also underpinning the lift in the CPI.

    Transport group prices – which includes airfares – increased 0.2 per cent in the quarter and 2 per cent for the year. Higher petrol prices were countered by a 3.3 per cent quarterly fall in used car prices, Stats NZ said.

    “It was cheaper to buy a used car this quarter as dealerships looked to move some stock, but that was offset by higher running costs,” said Pascoe.

    Food prices, meanwhile, lifted 0.8 per cent in the quarter, with fruit and vegetable prices up 3.1 per cent. Food prices rose 0.7 per cent on the year.

    On the other side of the ledger, home entertainment prices fell, with cheaper audio-visual equipment and lower prices for subscriber television, Stats NZ said. Audio-visual equipment prices fell 15 per cent on the quarter while subscriber TV prices were down 7.2 per cent. Sky Network Television shares were unchanged at $2.60.

    The tradables CPI, which includes goods and services that compete with international rivals, rose 0.3 per cent in the quarter and was up 0.1 per cent on the year. Non-tradables inflation, which focuses on domestic goods and services, rose a quarterly 0.4 per cent for a 2.5 per cent annual increase.

    Phil Borkin, senior macro strategist at ANZ, said there was little in the release to suggest the Reserve Bank should move the OCR up or down.

    “It is not the catalyst to push us in either direction really. It was kind of a middling result,” Borkin said.
    “All it suggests is that interest rates are not likely to move in hurry, in either direction, any time soon,” Borkin said.

    ASB economists said today’s data reinforced the view that the central bank will be comfortable leaving the official cash rate (OCR) on hold.

    “We continue to expect the Reserve Bank to leave the OCR on hold until November 2019,” they said in a note.

    At the June review, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr said the OCR would remain at 1.75 per cent for now.

    “However, we are well positioned to manage change in either direction – up or down – as necessary,” he said then.

    The idiots who voted for Jacinda and her socialist nirvana in uNZid are now getting the Venezuelan reality more sensible people knew she would bring…

  39. Infidel Tiger

    Someone change IT’s nappy please. He’s wetting himself again.

    Don’t be an idiot.

    Putin wants chaos. He spreads disinformation about all sides, even the ones we can’t stand including hillary.

    The Chinese use a different approach. They bribe both sides.

    The Russians are brilliant at disinformation. The Chinks have money.

    This is pretty simple stuff.

  40. Infidel Tiger

    A couple of days ago I was having a discussion with a European lauding the brilliance of China’s centralised and long term planning.

    Chinese growth has stalled. They have a black market debt crisis. A banking crisis. A population crisis and now a massive trade crisis.

    They can’t even steal manufacturing jobs because of wage blowouts.

    They are rooted.

  41. Roger

    They are rooted.

    If only that were true.

  42. C.L.

    One of the most monstrous, evil crimes of modern history …
    A century ago today, the Romanovs were murdered by communist scum on the direct orders of Lenin – who is, of course, a hero of Western leftists.

  43. H B Bear

    They are rooted.

    We are rooted.

  44. Infidel Tiger

    Don’t worry Roger they are going to take us down with them.

    As soon as the domestic economy craters they will start calling on the OBOR debt and getting expansive militarily.

    Meanwhile the western world is debating how many sexes there are and if Russian trolls changed a single vote in 2016.

    They are rooted, we are fucked.

  45. C.L.

    China’s rubber dog shit economy will collapse, no doubt.
    When that happens, the country will be a very dangerous, chaotic place to be.

  46. Geriatric Mayfly

    A century ago today, the Romanovs were murdered by communist scum on the direct orders of Lenin – who is, of course, a hero of Western leftists.

    But the regicide kept himself well distanced from the crimes; sufficiently far removed, so as not to tarnish his reputation amongst his fans – past and present.

  47. Roger

    As soon as the domestic economy craters they will start calling on the OBOR debt and getting expansive militarily.

    That’s the plan, but it doesn’t require the domestic economy to tank before implementation.

  48. testpattern

    Monitoring online Russian propaganda themes –

    ‘The #walkaway movement, a campaign highlighting alleged discord among the left, got a boost this week from accounts linked to Russian influence operations. The first use of the #walkaway hashtag from accounts monitored on Hamilton 68 was noted in early June (a few weeks after the grassroots campaign began), but engagement remained relatively low throughout the month. Activity spiked on July 2, when Hamilton 68 noted 73 unique tweets using #walkaway, and roughly another 50 using related campaign hashtags (e.g. #walkawaymovement). The late engagement suggests Kremlin-oriented accounts are trailers rather than leaders of the campaign, but the high-level of current engagement indicates an effort to astroturf support for the movement and hijack the narrative. This includes several monitored accounts that have changed their handles to include the hashtag, or that have shared their own supposed walkaway moments. The campaign also received a direct boost from Russian propaganda outlets RT and Sputnik, both of which ran stories on the movement.’

    https://dashboard.securingdemocracy.org/

  49. Infidel Tiger

    Australia is in huge trouble when China collapses.

    We have no military and no plan and our only hope is focused on some Facebook posts from 2016.

    We are living in the delusion that has gripped the west that all cultures want what we value.

  50. max

    You should not stop at ripping into the APS.

    How much would be saved by abolishing the Senate ? $10 bill per annum ?

  51. Confused Old Misfit

    Infidel Tiger
    #2765894, posted on July 17, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    South Australia will be fine! We have windmills!!!

  52. Infidel Tiger

    One of the most monstrous, evil crimes of modern history …
    A century ago today, the Romanovs were murdered by communist scum on the direct orders of Lenin – who is, of course, a hero of Western leftists.

    It is to the eternal shame of Woodrow Wilson and the west that we did nothing.

    We are still paying the price right now.

  53. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2765894, posted on July 17, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Australia is in huge trouble when China collapses.

    We have no military and no plan

    Not true.
    We have our “Saving Prahvate Pahn” class submarines.

  54. testpattern

    ‘we are rooted’

    Of the rooted by the rooted for the rooted [A Lincoln T.Pattern]

  55. Roger

    Australia is in huge trouble when China collapses.

    We’re in worse trouble if China doesn’t collapse as present trends will simply continue unabated and unquestioned.

    A Chinese collapse might just shock us into facing reality.

  56. H B Bear

    The ALPBC’s latest star recruit seems to be losing it.

    Bungjourno seems to have missed the facts completely on the Hindmarsh Island bridge black-wash. Unsurprisingly. Hope Mundine wipes the floor with him.

  57. Leigh Lowe

    Chinese growth has stalled. They have a black market debt crisis. A banking crisis. A population crisis and now a massive trade crisis.

    They can’t even steal manufacturing jobs because of wage blowouts.

    In twenty years time the Chinese will be importing their plastic shit and flat-packs from Africa and they will have 90 million Uber Eats drivers.

  58. Roger

    It is to the eternal shame of Woodrow Wilson and the west that we did nothing.

    More so George V.

  59. testpattern

    ‘Russia does about 5% of what the Chicoms are up to’

    In the Pacific, yes. Otherwise, depends which conspiracy theories you prefer –

    ‘Looks like a hacking operation by China. They nailed Clinton’s completely unprotected system and then inserted code that gave them all her traffic over e-mail subsequent to that. That included all her State Department classified traffic which she had her staff illegally scan and insert in her private e-mail. We are talking about 30,000+ messages. Strzok was told that by the Intelligence Community Inspector General WHILE he was running the Clinton e-mail investigation and chose to ignore it.’

    http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/

  60. P

    H/T srr, https://twitter.com/srrohohyes, today –

    This animated map is a powerful visual depiction of the most important movement in history: the spread of Christianity.

  61. Confused Old Misfit

    A Chinese collapse would be a global economic and humanitarian disaster. Contemplation of which could be very entertaining in terms of how the rest of the world would react.

  62. C.L.

    It is to the eternal shame of Woodrow Wilson and the west that we did nothing.

    Agreed but the world in 1918 was a spiritually devastated place – more so than we can imagine.
    There was nothing left in the tank for a war on the Soviets, I guess. That said, Lenin and his drunkards, thugs and clowns would have been relatively easy pickings at that point. The murder of that family – of those women and children – was so infamous and disgraceful that the failure of the civilised world to intervene was yet more evidence that WWI had basically killed off Christendom. God, the damage those Germans wrought. That bill is still being paid.

  63. Geriatric Mayfly

    Bungjourno seems to have missed the facts completely on the Hindmarsh Island bridge

    Perhaps he has seen the key photograph. The aerial shot of Hindmarsh Island, which inspired an activist Abo to see the almost identical resemblance in shape to a woman’s uterus. That settled the matter of it being a place for the Secret Business.

  64. We have no military and no plan

    Not all of “us”. Turdbull has a plan – two actually.
    The first dates from 2009 when he decided to destroy the Liberals for dumping him as Leader.
    The second dates from 2013 when Australians voted overwhelmingly for his replacement and Turdbull decided to destroy the country.

    Both plans are unfolding nicely, thank you very much.

  65. Confused Old Misfit

    Someone who can’t figure out how to wear a baseball cap wants me to take them seriously?
    Give me a break!

  66. Infidel Tiger

    We have never recovered from WWI and perhaps never will.

    I have often said that real australia died in that war.

    We lost our finest breeding stock and devastated all that survived.

  67. Boambee John

    JC

    Re sackings by email and needing a larger public service to get the job done.

    I suspect that you could notice by email, however, actual sackings might need a personal notice signed by a delegate under the Public Service Act – Dot might be able to research this. Tgat is a lot of paperwork.

    Also, unless you can somehow override the various Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (an action that could bring the just compensation clause of the Constitution into play) redundancy payments would be inevitable. This itself is not an insurmountable obstacle. If the sackings occurred early in July, the budgeted personal costs for the new FY would probably be adequate to cover the payouts.

    And the need for extra staff? The delegates who would sign the dismissal notices and the administrators who would organise the payments would themselves be undergoing the same process, some recalcitrance might be expected. The wise course would be to hire some short term staff to do those jobs, and let them go at the ends of their contracts.

  68. John Constantine

    There will still be a chinese culture a hundred years from now, whereas the pinnacle of 2018 Australian culture is that we have developed an elite penthouse dwelling ruling class that has not only lost the capacity to make fire, but also lost the capability to boil their own water even if they had fire available.

    In our ruling circles, bringing water to the boil is felt to be ‘secret small brown women’s business’.

    Along with dunny scrubbing, dish washing and domestic laundry.

    When the electricity stops, or the transport fuel is cut off, the high rise gated exclusive apartment complexes are three days from being ‘elephant graveyards’.

    This subject is no longer a ‘domestic backyard barbecue stopper’ as we are being transformed overnight into a culture without backyards or barbecues, or carsheds with potbelly stoves.

    The only way we get another leg out of the mass population importation of clients for government services stimulus [ on borrowed trillion dollars] is to stack ’em higher and tighter, and select for cultures adapted to complying with being packed into sardine cans.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  69. Boambee John

    JC
    #2765837, posted on July 17, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    Boambee

    You don’t get it do you. We don’t need 152,095 parasites. We have no use for them.

    I understand your position perfectly. I am simply pointing out that wishing will not make it so.

    We have to skin the cat carefully, by the death of a thousand cuts. Canberra Year Zero will not happen in the world in which we live. Aim for what is practical, not what is ideal. To quote an old communist, Admiral Sergei Gorshkov, who ran the Soviet Navy in the 1960s and 70s, “Comrade, best is the enemy of good enough”.

  70. testpattern

    Another Murdoch hack steals my story on last month’s turnback to West Timor but is too lazy to investigate.

    ppl smugglers testing the water [shows original boat]

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiGOEOTUcAAojEH.jpg:large

    but not the new boat ‘Kusum’ given to them by OSB.

    https://cimg.antaranews.com/cache/ntt/730×487/2018/06/62EB1427-A97F-478C-AF08-32230A4793DE.jpeg

    Said hack too stupid to press Von Duttonberg why he sends smugglers back without bringing them here for trial and punishment on a spanking new boat without informing Indon Gov, so smugglers can escape and do it all again. #DuttonIncentivisesSmugglers

  71. John Constantine

    http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/moffat-eng.asp

    Vladivostok and Siberia was occupied by white Russians and western anti-communists well into 1919

  72. John Constantine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Rifle_Division_(Poland)

    Lot of eastern European anti-bolshies died in Russia opposing Lenin after 1918.

  73. Atoms for Peace

    Fairwork Australia allows for termination via text under some circumstances.

  74. Gab

    Who got smote? Who? I miss all the exciting stuff~!

  75. Frank

    The Western political class are mind boggling historically ignorant and vain people.

    If you start with academic vanity, note that it’s a particularly vile thing. Then consider that there are the hard sciences on one side of academia and the floppy end of the arts faculty on the other. The end where people write their dissertations about themselves (Michelle Obama for instance). The end from which the Western political class emanates.

    So it’s a subset of malignant wankers from a subset of useless wankers from a subset of narcissistic wankers. In terms of selective breeding it is no wonder they are as they are.

    We are screwed.

  76. Infidel Tiger

    Still here mofo.

  77. Who got smote?

    Dunno, Gab, but I guess it will become clear given time.
    (If this post appears it wasn’t me).

  78. Gab

    The Doomlord works in mysterious ways!

  79. Infidel Tiger

    Teste removed.

  80. Gab

    I bet it was CL for posting repeatedly posting that horrid gillard jiggling video! Hah!

  81. Roger

    Now they’re just rubbing our noses in it:

    Peter FitzSimons has a gig on the ABC.

    Meanwhile, Laura Tingle as a direct to air “Chief Political Correspondent” sans an editor is an embarrassment.

  82. Atoms for Peace

    What does a 165 billion get you in OZ these days. Dodgy subs, show pony jet fighters, Telco monopolies and rent seeker power ruinables. The real future fund will be the raid on super funds.

  83. Gab

    one too many postings got in.

  84. Oh come on

    God, the damage those Germans wrought. That bill is still being paid.

    This. Everything the Germans touch turns to shit.

  85. Makka

    Australia is in huge trouble when China collapses.

    This is quite correct but I don’t see a quick collapse, rather a long drawn out slide – which will take Australia down with it. AUD.50 is not out of the question perhaps lower. Our resources sector and banks will be hardest hit. Which is just about everything of value.

  86. C.L.

    Bird has strong opinions on what should have been done to the Soviets and why it wasn’t.
    IIRC.
    Maybe it was Graham who was besmitten.

  87. What does a 165 billion get you in OZ these days. Dodgy subs

    About a half of a substandard hospital in Adelaide, apparently.
    Or about a kilometre of roadway in QLD.

  88. calli

    That was a Stealth Smiting. No residue at all, not even a greasy smear.

  89. Gab

    Not CL either. But he’s living on borrowed time here.

  90. Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t see China collapsing nor even declining very much.
    The Party has succeeded in turning the place into a sort of monarchy.
    Monarchies are very long lived so long as the plebs are kept reasonably happy.
    The secret police sees to that.

  91. Herodotus

    I wandered lonely, scratching scrote,
    And wondered why some more ain’t smote.

  92. Makka

    This. Everything the Germans touch turns to shit.

    Amen to that. Maybe they’ll stop now after 3 attempts to destroy Europe. The last being open borders. Mission accomplished Merkel.

  93. Slayer of Memes

    Sinclair Davidson
    #2765930, posted on July 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm
    Smote

    Gab
    #2765933, posted on July 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    Who got smote? Who? I miss all the exciting stuff~!

    Wasn’t me….

    Perhaps we should do a roll-call?

  94. Roger

    God, the damage those Germans wrought. That bill is still being paid.

    And yet all sides welcomed the war at its beginning.

    The spiritual sickness had set in well before.

  95. Makka

    Smote.

    Let it be mUnty.

  96. I wandered lonely, scratching scrote,
    And wondered why some more ain’t smote.

    No mystery to it.
    Generally speaking, the Doomlord is unsmotivated.

  97. Roger

    I don’t see China collapsing nor even declining very much.

    Ditto, alas.

    Our fate is to be a satrap.

  98. Slayer of Memes

    Makka
    #2765963, posted on July 17, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Smote.

    Let it be mUnty.

    Normally I smoting removes all posts… Sadly mUnty’s posts are all still there on the previous page

    (I was hoping so too, so went to check…. Alas…)

  99. SteveGItrickler

    This is a classic.

    In the realm of metaphor.



  100. Steve trickler

    Getting name back to normal.

  101. Brian of Moorabbin

    If we do a roll-call, should we do it by ‘Smote’ signal?

  102. Tel

    We are living in the delusion that has gripped the west that all cultures want what we value.

    They seem to want to come here, so they must want something.

  103. stackja

    Union spearhead takes campaign up a notch
    Matt Coughlan, Australian Associated Press
    July 17, 2018 7:06pm

    Unions have rallied around the new Australian Council of Trade Unions president who has joined secretary Sally McManus in urging the fight against big business to be taken to a new level.

    Former Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Union national secretary Michele O’Neil was elected ACTU president on Tuesday at the peak body’s triennial congress in Brisbane.

    She wasted no time in targeting corporate greed, singling out the vast fortunes of the owners of fashion labels Zara and Louis Vuitton while pointing out low wages for overseas and Australian workers on their supply chain.

    “The exposure of this type of extreme and obscene inequality is creating a mobilising moment here in Australia and around the world,” Ms O’Neil told delegates.

    Despite membership sitting at about 15 per cent of Australia’s workforce, Ms O’Neil believes this is the union movement’s “moment”.

    “I urge you to bring every bit of fight and passion you have in you to the struggle ahead,” Ms O’Neil said.

    Ms McManus encouraged about 1000 delegates to go harder in promoting the Change The Rules campaign, which is seeking radical changes to workplace laws.

    “Enough is enough. It’s time for us to demand it – Australians need a pay rise, Australians deserve a pay rise,” Ms McManus said.

    Ms McManus said the current industrial rules were preventing workers from addressing a “wage crisis”.

    “It’s time to ramp up our campaign to change the rules, we need to take it up a notch.”

    She attacked neoliberalism while stressing the importance of union values.

    “In our culture the word ‘scab’ is simply an accurate description of someone’s behaviour,” the ACTU secretary said.

    Ms O’Neil replaces Ged Kearney who is now the federal Labor MP for Batman after an upset by-election win over the Greens in March.

    “”I’m in awe of you. The commitment of the many to the many and belief in empowerment of us all,” an emotional Ms Kearney said.

    The ACTU will thrash out its policy agenda on Wednesday, as unions set a course for the next three years including for next year’s federal election.

    Removing ballots to go on strike and higher payouts for unfair dismissal are among the proposals up for debate.

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called for unity in the fight for Labor to win an upcoming round of federal by-elections.

  104. rickw

    This animated map is a powerful visual depiction of the most important movement in history: the spread of Christianity.

    That’s a great animation! Just need to get rid of the green crap festering around the ME.

  105. Infidel Tiger

    They seem to want to come here, so they must want something.

    They all want to come here but not because they value the same things as us. Sometimes quite the opposite unfortunately.

  106. Roger

    They seem to want to come here, so they must want something.

    Don’t confuse prosperity with culture.

  107. stackja

    C.L.
    #2765952, posted on July 17, 2018 at 8:16 pm
    Bird has strong opinions on what should have been done to the Soviets and why it wasn’t.
    IIRC.
    Maybe it was Graham who was besmitten.

    US policy was containment. Harry didn’t want WW3. Ike the same. Then JFK/LBJ. Nixon didn’t have time. Reagan started. Then Bill. Bushes distracted. BO? Well! Now DT!

  108. Steve trickler

    Original post got the spam filter treatment. (:

  109. jupes

    They seem to want to come here, so they must want something.

    Yes. Our money, property and children.

  110. rickw

    They seem to want to come here, so they must want something.

    Same reason a burglar breaks into your house? Steal stuff and mess the joint up?

  111. Infidel Tiger

    She wasted no time in targeting corporate greed, singling out the vast fortunes of the owners of fashion labels Zara and Louis Vuitton while pointing out low wages for overseas and Australian workers on their supply chain.

    “The exposure of this type of extreme and obscene inequality is creating a mobilising moment here in Australia and around the world,” Ms O’Neil told delegates.

    She’s a hideous beast, but she’s not wrong.

    Corporatism is evil.

  112. H B Bear

    Meanwhile, Laura Tingle as a direct to air “Chief Political Correspondent” sans an editor is an embarrassment.

    The reality of Australia’s Most Politically Astute Pumpkin Masher (ret) isn’t living up to expectations is it? Maybe time to join Harvey and stop using Ol’ Leathery’s casting couches? Andwew Pwobyn has been pinged as a raging Left-biased dud too.

    The safest bet is to assume that Googles G and the co-op are just doing it to give ordinary Australians the finger.

  113. calli

    I enjoyed that, Steve.

  114. Roger

    The reality of Australia’s Most Politically Astute Pumpkin Masher (ret) isn’t living up to expectations is it? Maybe time to join Harvey and stop using Ol’ Leathery’s casting couches? Andwew Pwobyn has been pinged as a raging Left-biased dud too.

    It’s not just her bias, it’s also her blandness.

    She makes Chris Uhlmann look like Walter Kronkite.

  115. Fat Tony

    Testing 1, 2, 3……

  116. Geriatric Mayfly

    “”I’m in awe of you. The commitment of the many to the many and belief in empowerment of us all,” an emotional Ms Kearney said.

    Was she not ‘tired and emotional?” It is really just a big piss-up after all.

  117. zyconoclast

    A burqa clad robber in sunglasses attempted to rob a bank in Vienna

    According to reports, the would be robber was a man, who entered the bank in Vienna-Floridsdorf during peak hours.

    Immediately after entering the bank he threatened a customer and two female employees with a pistol. The frightened employee started to scream loudly, the police said on Saturday.

    At which point, the man put away his gun, grabbed pepper spray from a hand trolley and sprayed in the direction of the victims. Injuring two.

    After which, the man fled empty handed. The police were unable to apprehend the suspect, despite a swift response. An investigation is to follow.

  118. stackja

    Funeral insurer denies misconduct claims
    Megan Neil, Australian Associated Press
    July 17, 2018 5:46pm

    A company has denied it plays on the significance of funerals in Aboriginal culture to sell insurance policies for children, as it rejected a call for it to face possible criminal charges.

    Barristers assisting the banking royal commission recommended a number of potential misconduct findings against the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund, including some where criminal as well as civil penalties apply.

    Gold Coast-based ACBF has rejected the proposed misconduct findings, which include suggestions it engaged in misleading conduct.

    In a submission released on Tuesday, counsel for ACBF accepted it promoted its products as being tailored to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but argued that was neither misleading nor deceptive.

    ACBF said the evidence before the royal commission supported a conclusion that its products do, generally, provide a benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who might otherwise find it difficult or impossible to meet the costs of a funeral.

    It rejected counsel assisting’s submission that it plays on the cultural significance of funerals to Aboriginal people and indigenous mortality statistics to actively sell its policies to children and young people who have little need for the product.

    ACBF said the evidence from a consumer witness was that there was a strong correlation between the importance of “sorry business” to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the uptake of funeral insurance.

    “The suggestion made by counsel assisting that children and young people in indigenous communities ‘have little need’ for funeral insurance also fails to appreciate the significantly higher mortality rates for indigenous infants and children when compared with non-indigenous infants and children,” it said.

    ACBF also rejected a suggestion that its marketing materials were misleading, saying the use of the word ‘Aboriginal’ and associated imagery was directly related to its intended purpose of meeting the need for funeral insurance in indigenous communities.

    Following a hearing into financial issues affecting indigenous Australians, ANZ rejected counsel assisting’s submission the bank may have engaged in misconduct – by breaching banking code obligations – after charging customers with transaction accounts high rates of interest and fees for informal overdrafts they did not request.

    ANZ rejected a suggestion the bank was inadequately concerned with placing customers in the most appropriate product and more concerned with revenue enhancement, arguing there was no evidence that was the case.

  119. H B Bear

    I like that so many people think they might have been smoten. Good stuff, shows that you are operating on the edge of sanity, reason and acceptability.

    Now I am disappointed I didn’t think I was smote. Must try harder.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    Former Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Union national secretary Michele O’Neil was elected ACTU president on Tuesday at the peak body’s triennial congress in Brisbane.

    She wasted no time in targeting corporate greed

    They never seem to target union greed.
    Nor union corruption.
    Or union lawbreaking.
    Or breaches of the electoral laws by unions.
    Or the lack of prosecution of these things by unionised police forces.
    Or the subversion of the superannuation system by unions.
    Weird that.

  121. Tel

    She’s a hideous beast, but she’s not wrong.

    Corporatism is evil.

    I dunno about you but I personally don’t buy too much from the fashion labels “Zara” and “Louis Vuitton”, but some people seem to like them. It’s like democracy isn’t it? There’s a lot of people vote for stuff I wouldn’t vote for… worst system until you try the others.

  122. zyconoclast

    A victim of Birmingham grooming gangs has revealed how she was trafficked to Morocco – where she was [email protected] by multiple men.

    Kate Elysia tells in a new book, called No Way Out, how she was abused by more than 70 men, but only two were ever brought to justice.

    Yet her abuse was not confined to the West Midlands, or even the UK.

    She reveals how she was once unwittingly trafficked to Morocco by a Birmingham drug dealer, where she was repeatedly [email protected]

  123. H B Bear

    So the Banking RC might nail a mob no-one has ever heard of operating out of the Gold Coast. A Big Fish right there.

    You could walk into a random office on the Gold Coast and the odds are that they are breaking the law. A whole lot quicker and definitely cheaper.

  124. Infidel Tiger

    If you don’t see wealth disparity and stagnant wages as a giant issue for our society, you are a complete and utter nincompoop.

    What we do about it is another thing.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    Testes was booted.

  126. zyconoclast

    Somali mother first to be sentenced under new law in Switzerland for genital mutilation of daughters

    A court in Neuchâtel last week found a Somali mother guilty of submitting her two daughters to female genital mutilation in a landmark case in the Alpine nation.
    It was the first ever such sentence in Switzerland, where female genital mutilation was made a crime in 2011 under Article 124.

  127. JC

    I dunno about you but I personally don’t buy too much from the fashion labels “Zara”

    The owner is Spanish. He’s worth 10s of billions of dollars. His secret is to watch the annual fashion direction, then have it copied at a fraction of the price Forbes estimates Ortega is worth US$68 billion. I find it astonishing someone could move so easily into the rag trade and make that sort of money. He must be really doing something right.

  128. H B Bear

    The Third World is now just the World.

  129. JC

    Infidel Tiger
    #2766006, posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Testes was booted.

    Testicles? Really? I’ve never read a single one of his comments. What did the loon say>

  130. calli

    Oh, I don’t think “Zara” was pulled out of thin air.

  131. JC

    Ortega shows that you can make a fortune or two or three in his case, by getting things right even in an overcrowded market.

  132. calli

    It’s all price point and quality, JC.

  133. zyconoclast

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: ‘We saw corpses along the way’
    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.

  134. min

    Audrey of the AEMO is now saying coal is needed but I seem to remember that she was saying coal is dead a few weeks back . Can any of you cats remember what she said?

  135. H B Bear

    Are van Wrongselen and Teh Dumb a perfect match? What has taken them so long to get together?

  136. FFS, BROWDER???
    Gave Crimton $400M?
    Putin is just playing off his enemies. Browder’s lawyer was murdered and Browder’s book about it says on the cover ‘How I became Putin’s No. 1 enemy.’ A brilliant read.

    At least $250M Browder’s group paid in tax to Moscow was appropriated by a set of cops, tax officials, and Putin-owned state criminals. They raided the offices and took all their papers and stuff, transferred the companies to their own ownership and had insiders get the $250M refunded to the company. It was the only asset left because Browder got the capital back to his customers before the gangsters pounced. They wanted the lot.

    And of course the Cat’s resident international diplomacy experts accepted Putin’s GRU propaganda line without question. Idiots.

  137. JC

    It’s astonishing, Calli. He hangs out for the season fashion shows, judges what is going to sell, then has his sweatshops in Morrocco etc knock off the frogs and Italians at a fraction.Why aren’t others done this?

  138. zyconoclast

    Net migration running at 280,000 in 2017, according to ONS

    Whilst Theresa May still refuses to say much at all about a post-Brexit border policy, mass migration goes on with little sign of ending.

    The Office for National Statistics now say that net migration in 2017 was 280,000. That’s a ridiculous surge in 12 months given the Conservative Party have promised time and time again to bring down numbers to the tens of thousands.

    EU migration plays a big role in this, as the ONS lay out: “EU net migration continues to add to the UK population with around 100,000 more EU citizens coming to the UK than leaving.”

  139. Boambee John

    Infidel Tiger
    #2766006, posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm
    Testes was booted.

    Which post? His posts seem to still be there.

  140. zyconoclast

    ‘We will no longer be casting or featuring white models’: Fashion label announces major change to its advertising campaigns

    The label’s designer, 23-year-old Sri-Lankan born Azahn Munas, explained the company’s decision in regards to casting for future campaigns wasn’t meant to alienate people of any race.

  141. JC

    Oretega, fat bald, little porker.

    One of the most amazing get rich stories of the past 50 years.

  142. Boambee John

    And of course the Cat’s resident international diplomacy experts accepted Putin’s GRU propaganda line without question. Idiots.

    And of course the Cat’s resident reactionary running dog lackey of the fascist left establishment accepted the DNC’s propaganda line without question. Idiot.

  143. Steve trickler

    calli
    #2765990, posted on July 17, 2018 at 8:51 pm
    I enjoyed that, Steve.

    Good evening. All the best.

    A few chuckles and smiles in that clip. It makes your day.

  144. H B Bear

    EU migration plays a big role in this, as the ONS lay out: “EU net migration continues to add to the UK population with around 100,000 more EU citizens coming to the UK than leaving.”

    So how’s this whole colony thing working out for you guys?

  145. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2766005, posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm
    If you don’t see wealth disparity and stagnant wages as a giant issue for our society, you are a complete and utter nincompoop.

    You’re turning into a socialist in your declining years, I T. There’s nothing wrong with wealth disparity. Some people are a whole lot smarter than others, some people work a whole lot more than others. You want the state to put a stop to this?

    As for wage stagnation, if you push up the price of electricity, you’ll also increase real unemployment, which is running around fifty percent, and concealed by hiring otherwise unemployable arts graduates to be bureaucrats. And when you push up taxes to pay for them, nobody is going to go to much trouble to earn more.

  146. feelthebern

    Two sides to the Browder story.
    Read his book & then google is your friend for his early days.
    He loved the early days of Putin.
    He played the game & made a huge amount of dough.
    One bad call, he wouldn’t play ball with the payola & his lawyer got beaten to death by some morons.
    Then he became holier than thou.
    Ended up getting John McCain support for Magnitsky Act.
    Browder is not a good guy.

  147. Boambee John

    Dr BG

    concealed by hiring otherwise unemployable arts graduates to be bureaucrats.

    The reason our public services are so incompetent, and the reason they must be cut back to a reasonable size, and thoroughly infiltrated by conservatives.

  148. feelthebern

    Cats calling the demise of China need to realise that aint gunna happen.
    Sometimes I think Cats only knowledge of China is from a Tintin comic book.

  149. rickw

    Singapore: Good weather, clean streets, no beggars, no jihadi’s.

    Exact opposite of Melbournistan.

  150. When the Trump Titanic finally hits the iceberg, me and IT will be the only two remaining real conservatives on the site with any credibility left. The rest of you have devolved into Russian chat bots.

  151. Infidel Tiger

    Cats calling the demise of China need to realise that aint gunna happen.
    Sometimes I think Cats only knowledge of China is from a Tintin comic book.

    Look at the numbers. They are cooked.

  152. Gab

    Monty, you need to have credibility to start with to have any remaining. Major fail, luv.

  153. Slayer of Memes

    Infidel Tiger
    #2766006, posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:01 pm
    Testes was booted.

    Yeah nah… As I pointed out before, a smoting also removes all posts by the smote… Testes’ posts are still visible for those that don’t auto-scroll the old scrote…

  154. Brian of Moorabbin

    ‘Why are you leasing the houses to them?’ South Sudanese leader says Airbnb owners are partly to blame for the wave of crime linked to ­African-Australian youths

    Because if they didn’t, people like the South Sudanese community leader would be screaming “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!” from the top of every tall building in Victoria, eagerly echoed by battalions of SJW from the 151st Snowflake ‘The Fighting Hashtags’ Brigade…

  155. Mark A

    m0nty
    #2766037, posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    When the Trump Titanic finally hits the iceberg, me and IT will be the only two remaining real conservatives on the site with any credibility left. The rest of you have devolved into Russian chat bots.

    May we quote you on that?
    And as to IT is a conservative?
    Don’t make me laugh, at best he is taking the p… or he is a nihilist or anarchist.

  156. Mark A

    Slayer of Memes
    #2766040, posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Yeah nah… As I pointed out before, a smoting also removes all posts by the smote… Testes’ posts are still visible for those that don’t auto-scroll the old scrote…

    Not necessarily, OWG’s post are still up as far as I know?

  157. rickw

    I dunno about you but I personally don’t buy too much from the fashion labels “Zara”

    If you buy Zara in Australia you’re nuts, my guess is they sell the shit that didn’t sell elsewhere in Australia having seen what they offer in SE Asia.

  158. cohenite

    Audrey of the AEMO is now saying coal is needed but I seem to remember that she was saying coal is dead a few weeks back . Can any of you cats remember what she said?

    https://reneweconomy.com.au/zibelman-resisting-energy-transition-like-trying-to-resist-internet-79095/

  159. DrBeauGan

    IT, how do you feel about being up there with m0nty?

  160. Steve trickler

    Creativity at its finest.

    A very clever coupling with music.



  161. Fat Tony

    DrBeauGan
    #2766046, posted on July 17, 2018 at 9:44 pm
    IT, how do you feel about being up there with m0nty?

    DrBG – IT wears girly moisturiser, so he’s probably well on the way to becoming a lesbian too.

  162. Oh come on

    The 7.30 Report is doing some story spruiking an increase in welfare benefits. To show the human side, they are literally interviewing a woman with her head poking out a skip bin.

  163. Oh come on

    Fucking South Australians.

  164. Infidel Tiger

    IT, how do you feel about being up there with m0nty

    It’s not helpful when I am trying to educate you fools, but this is my burden.

  165. feelthebern

    IT, check the worlds numbers.
    In the end, we’re all cooked.
    Bottom line, as long as China controls its own interest rates, can create credit, and can manipulate its own currency it has a long way left to run.

  166. Geriatric Mayfly

    The 7.30 Report is doing some story spruiking an increase in welfare benefits. To show the human side, they are literally interviewing a woman with her head poking out a skip bin.

    It’s not Mrs. Snowcone doing performance art is it?

  167. Snoopy

    IT, how do you feel about being up there with m0nty?

    Up where? I didn’t pick IT for a chubby chaser.

  168. Infidel Tiger

    Ftb, China is having awful trouble doing all of that right now and I can not see it getting any easier for them.

    Their days as the world’s factory are over and I give them zero chance of becoming services based.

  169. rickw

    Why are you leasing the houses to them?’ South Sudanese leader says Airbnb owners are partly to blame for the wave of crime linked to ­African-Australian youths

    “On average, we’re pretty shit people, so don’t lease a house to us!”

  170. .

    Roger
    #2765870, posted on July 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    The CIA does the same thing throughout the world (including Russia, presumably).

    The difference is they no longer seem to be very good at it.

    We need only recall the Ukraine coup of 2014, which Hillary’s State Dept. was up to its neck in.

    The ultimate goal was to destabilise Putin’s regime and in the meantime deprive him of the naval base in the Crimea.

    Result?

    A civil war. Putin annexed Crimea & his popularity at home received a boost.

    Nice work, Hillary, Nuland, McCain et. al..

    No no no righties, self-professed alt-right and “true” conservatives…

    Riddle me this. IF TRUMP IS RIGHT….and PUTIN WAS FUNDING MERKEL then was PUTIN FUNDING EUROMAIDAN AGAINST HIS OWN INTERESTS?

    It’s insane. Backing Putin was always insane.

  171. feelthebern

    The USD will stop rallying against the RMB & the current credit squeeze will end.
    Then all will be fine.

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hey gang do me a favor.
    Open up YouTube, click on the YouTube logo on the top left of the screen.
    Am I crazy, or is it defaulting to a Barack Obama speech in Africa?

  173. Infidel Tiger

    You’re turning into a socialist in your declining years, I T. There’s nothing wrong with wealth disparity. Some people are a whole lot smarter than others, some people work a whole lot more than others. You want the state to put a stop to this?

    As for wage stagnation, if you push up the price of electricity, you’ll also increase real unemployment, which is running around fifty percent, and concealed by hiring otherwise unemployable arts graduates to be bureaucrats. And when you push up taxes to pay for them, nobody is going to go to much trouble to earn more.

    No one wants equality. That is a shocking outcome and can only occur by making everyone equally dead or poor, but great wealth disparity can’t continue if real wealth for the majority is stagnant or declining. There’s only about a zillion examples in history of what happens to end this.

    FFS. This was the reason Trump was elected. The hollowing out of the middle class is the greatest disaster of this century and one of the reason all unsound money types and banksters must be jailed and executed.

  174. Makka

    Who started dotty off about Putin? He’ll be jabbering on about the dead journalists next.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    Not going to happen. The USD is only going to get stronger.

    The global rush to sade havens is on in earnest.

    Dude, I read this on twitter earlier today.

  176. Stimpson J. Cat

    Holy sh$t I’m right.
    If you hold your mouse over the square Red YouTube logo, it says YouTube Home.
    If you hold it over the actual text writing of YouTube next to that logo, it says Obama Lecture.

    Jesus F$cking Christ.

  177. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is literal mind control.

  178. Stimpson J. Cat

    Go watch the comments, people in every country are getting diverted to this right now live.

  179. Stimpson J. Cat

    They have really overplayed their hand this time.

  180. .

    I suspect that you could notice by email, however, actual sackings might need a personal notice signed by a delegate under the Public Service Act – Dot might be able to research this. That is a lot of paperwork.

    The only people who cannot be sacked off the budget are Federal judges per section 72 (ii) of the Commonwealth Constitution. The standing act would be impliedly repealed for everyone else by the budget bill being duly passed and coming into effect.

    Also, unless you can somehow override the various Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (an action that could bring the just compensation clause of the Constitution into play)

    No, all contracts are subject to the law. This was an assumption when the constitution was written. You do not own a job. Given the really stupid decision in Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (2011) 244 CLR 97, your retirement funds are tax, not your property.

    redundancy payments would be inevitable. This itself is not an insurmountable obstacle. If the sackings occurred early in July, the budgeted personal costs for the new FY would probably be adequate to cover the payouts.

    That’s what – 3 months to 1-year max?

    And the need for extra staff? The delegates who would sign the dismissal notices and the administrators who would organise the payments would themselves be undergoing the same process, some recalcitrance might be expected. The wise course would be to hire some short term staff to do those jobs, and let them go at the ends of their contracts.

    There is no need for this. At all.

  181. .

    Makka
    #2766065, posted on July 17, 2018 at 10:09 pm
    Who started dotty off about Putin? He’ll be jabbering on about the dead journalists next.

    That’s right, he has murdered 80 journalists.

    Thanks for reminding us all for the evil that Trump has and will continue to stand up to.

  182. Oh come on

    Watching Foreign Correspondent. That red bandanna’d fuckhead is trying to make the viewer feel sorry that a member of an outlaw bikie gang was deported to New Zealand.

  183. Oh come on

    PS Foreign Correspondent used to pretend it was a serious forum presenting news from the globe. Now it unabashedly postures as though it’s presented by a bunch of nineteen year olds sharing the footage they shot during their gap year.

  184. Stimpson J. Cat

    Watch those Dislikes Go!!!!!

  185. Slayer of Memes

    Define ‘shameless’…

    How about..

    MGM Resorts Sues Victims of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

    MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against hundreds of victims of last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas in an apparent bid to pre-empt any compensation claims.

    MGM, which owns the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino and the venue of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, has argued that any lawsuits holding the company liable for deaths or injuries during the Oct. 1 massacre “must be dismissed” because the company took reasonable precautions to prevent such mass violence.

    In a statement released Monday, MGM spokeswoman Debra DeShong appeared to portray the lawsuits as an act of compassion for the victims. “Years of drawn out litigation and hearings are not in the best interest of victims, the community and those still healing,” she said, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

    Fifty-eight people were killed and an additional 850 were injured last year when Stephen Paddock opened fire from inside Mandalay Bay onto a crowd of festival-goers below, in what became the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

    Robert Eglet, a lawyer representing several of the victims, has called MGM’s lawsuits “outrageous.” “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level,” he told the Review-Journal.

    Read the original article, from the Las Vegas Review-Journal here….

  186. Death Giraffe

    Say.
    Is there any way short of breaking your thighbones and resetting them of gaining an extra cm or two in height?
    Does hanging upside down like a bat for extended periods help?
    What about traction? Can I get the neighbours to tie me between their cars?
    Dot really hurt my feelings by calling me a runt the other day.
    At 5’9″ I’m only barely average height for an old dude.
    My previous idea of knee- capping everyone over six foot seems not to be strictly legal or indeed logistically practical.
    Please advise.

  187. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is amazing.

  188. Death Giraffe

    Would an afro help?

  189. Death Giraffe

    How tall are you Stimpson?

  190. entropy

    knee coping? just use a chainsaw DG. You know you want to.

  191. Infidel Tiger

    We still know next to nothing about a mass shooting that happened in one of the most heavily surveilled places on earth.

    Amazing.

  192. Death Giraffe

    Do I give them a choice of whether it is off the top or bottom Entropy?

  193. Stimpson J. Cat

    They just disabled the chat.
    This is not going how they thought it would go!
    Ha ha ha ja ja ja ha ja!!!

  194. DrBeauGan

    The hollowing out of the middle class is the greatest disaster of this century and one of the reason all unsound money types and banksters must be jailed and executed.

    I’m not sure what this class system is all about. I met a woman who’d worked in journalism and as a political aide (to Bill Shorten) and who had very middle class tastes, and she denied being middle class and insisted she was working class. While never having done an honest day’s work in her life.
    I suppose you could say she was a hanger-on to the political class. Most lefties have essentially middle class tastes in food, drink, music, painting, cars and houses. Most Çats do too.

    I prefer the bogan class myself. Less pretentious and less bullshit. I’m using Tom’s definition of tradies and the like here. Too many tats and piercings maybe, but I don’t mind much.

    We don’t seem to have an upper class in Australia. I’ve never noticed any one who behaves like anyone in the English upper classes, say like Rees-Mogg. Turnbull and his wife are rather vulgar people, and it shows.

    So in my usage, we’re seeing the rise of the middle class and the decline of the working class, replaced by cashed up bogans at one end and those joining the middle class by having sons get English degrees on the other.

    As I’ve explained previously, I can be quite objective about this, having no class whatever.

  195. .

    That is a pretty special case but really in most instances, the idea that the hotel was negligent is pretty much wrong.

    So what if they followed procedure; he still probably would have succeeded. So hotels have to do weapons checks and random searches of rooms?

    Generally, the idea that a) being hurt by a criminal act b) on someone else’s property c) means that the family of the victim a) ought to be compensated by the property owner c) is morally wrong and has no legal basis.

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    You old people watching TV just missed something amazing.

  197. Stimpson J. Cat

    Oh my god they have a large woman signing.

  198. Snoopy

    I met a woman who’d worked in journalism and as a political aide (to Bill Shorten) and who had very middle class tastes, and she denied being middle class and insisted she was working class.

    I hope you didn’t use your own, BG.

  199. Stimpson J. Cat

    Obama is going to be crowned King of Wakanda.
    He is about to speak to his subjects.

  200. Death Giraffe

    Beaugan, worry less about class and more about those vital inches.
    Maybe a pair of lifts.

  201. Stimpson J. Cat

    There’s a White woman in the front row.
    Get her outta there!

  202. Stimpson J. Cat

    Wakanda fashions are f$cking wild people let me tell you.

  203. Death Giraffe

    Or hang out with midgets.
    Or Japanese.

  204. John Constantine

    https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/washable-toilet-paper-perth-s-earth-girl-embraces-zero-waste-20180717-p4zrzd.html

    Along with free Adult Onsies for all pensioners to stop them freezing to death, the next big thing will be washable toilet paper.

    We will never end up without dunny paper like Venezuela, because our rations of Washable Toilet Paper will be our Strength.

    Comrades.

  205. Oh come on

    I’ve never noticed any one who behaves like anyone in the English upper classes, say like Rees-Mogg

    He’s not really a member of the English upper class.

  206. Confused Old Misfit

    You old people watching TV just missed something amazing.

    Pictures or it didn’t happen!

  207. Infidel Tiger

    Look at the graphs of the male employment participation rates in the western world.

    Multiple generations of families have never known employment. The middle class was the post war miracle and it is disappearing.

    This is cultural and societal suicide.

  208. Stimpson J. Cat

    OK One of the speakers Patrice Ogoogoommoogoo just said “Welcome back home Barack”.

    Kenyan Confirmed!!!!

  209. .

    Washable Toilet Paper

    Fuck that noise.

    Only if we burn them after the first use and we bring back incineration as a waste disposal method.

  210. calli

    Maybe a pair of lifts.

    Robert de Niro wears them.

    Don’t.

  211. Stimpson J. Cat

    Pictures or it didn’t happen!

    It will be all over Pol, Twitter, and the Chans shortly.

  212. Mark A

    Death Giraffe
    #2766077, posted on July 17, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Say.
    Is there any way short of breaking your thighbones and resetting them of gaining an extra cm or two in height?

    That sheila in Queensland had it done, Hajnal something ethnic, gained 2 inches in height.

  213. Death Giraffe

    Look at the graphs of the male employment participation rates in the western world.

    ..
    How does height factor into that as a variable?
    Will my low centre of gravity prevent me getting another job?
    I can only hope so.

  214. Stimpson J. Cat

    They are actually sitting on blue suede armchairs on stage.
    Just disgusting.

  215. Infidel Tiger

    “We’re not extremists in any way,” Karla said. “Anyone can live like this.”….

    As well as making her own cleaning products, shampoo, hair removal wax and deodorant, she uses washable sanitary items and – believe it or not – washable toilet paper.

    “I’ve been doing this for a couple of months,” Karla said.

    “You just use these fabric pads, pop them in the wash, and reuse them again.”

    For more than 15 years, Karla has also used washable pads and a moon cup for that time of the month.

    “I haven’t spent money on sanitary items for at least 15 years,” she said. “I would never use stuff like that in my body.

    Completely normal people.

  216. Infidel Tiger

    ..
    How does height factor into that as a variable?
    Will my low centre of gravity prevent me getting another job?
    I can only hope so.

    Dwarf throwing was outlawed.

    You should sue.

  217. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sirens in the background.
    Sounds like a war zone.

  218. Steve trickler

    It is still going on, and being recorded.



  219. Bruce in WA

    me and IT

    … IT and I …

  220. DrBeauGan

    Beaugan, worry less about class and more about those vital inches.
    Maybe a pair of lifts.

    I’ve got plenty of inches, Death, and if I didn’t it wouldn’t worry me. Embrace the power of not giving a stuff. Why worry about what other people think. Anyway, most of them don’t.

  221. Bruce in WA

    “You just use these fabric pads, pop them in the wash, and reuse them again.”

    In the wash.

    With your other clothes.

    FMD

  222. Bruce in WA

    Who got smote?

    Must have been me.

    After all, I’m just a “numpty”.

  223. Stimpson J. Cat

    Madiba is smiling down on everybody.

  224. Stimpson J. Cat

    This is an absolute sh$tshow.

  225. Stimpson J. Cat

    Likes at 1.9K, Dislikes at 4.4K.

  226. Death Giraffe

    Thats fine for you Beaugan.
    But with my stumpy legs I’m basically a tripod.

  227. Stimpson J. Cat

    How tall are you Stimpson?
    Bald people don’t consider it a fair representation of height.

  228. DrBeauGan

    Death Giraffe
    #2766121, posted on July 17, 2018 at 10:57 pm
    Thats fine for you Beaugan.
    But with my stumpy legs I’m basically a tripod.

    You forget that we’ve seen you on your home videos, Death. So we know that’s not true.

  229. John Constantine

    Moving on from flopping out a dug and breastfeeding in the Senate, our elected senators must obviously now lead by example and use washable dunny paper in the Senate khazis.

    And run a roster as to who takes the basket home for washing.

    Except Good Senator Dave, being tough enough, he can keep using steel wool and dropping it in the recycling.

  230. I prefer the bogan class myself. Less pretentious and less bullshit.

    You call yourself a bogan but you allege that you’re a doctor, which means you’re upper class.

  231. Bruce in WA

    Black dog snapping at my heels. Don’t know why. Have to go upstairs and pretend all is OK. Would hate to worry my wife.

  232. H B Bear

    Why would you have a problem wearing clothes washed with faeces? Can’t be bothered reading the clickbait j’ism but I’m assuming Fremantle.

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