Open Forum: July 21, 2018

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  1. cohenite

    Actually Trump claiming he did nothing wrong may be correct on a legality basis but morally he remains a creep.

    FFS.

  2. Andreas

    AN anti-racism protest is being planned in Perth tonight against controversial alt-right commentator Lauren Southern, who is on an Australian speaking tour.

    I like the way the media call them ‘anti-racist’ protestors, implying Southern and attendees are all horrible racists.

  3. Mater

    Some people here have been lefties and seen the light.

    Being at a loose end this weekend, I’ve spent a couple of hours perusing some of the #walkaway testimonials on YouTube.
    What an incredible experience. What an incredible campaign. Worth expending some time on.

    If you want to know what cuts through to people, there is where you will find it.

  4. Frank

    Ol’ Leathery presumes to know what “young people on the right” think.
    David Marr is irredeemable prick.
    Marr ends the show sliming Gina and the IPA.

    There is a discernible trait that emerges.

    If it were not for these people we would probably still have a functioning electrical system. The whole blow up your power station thing would never have got up if they had not actively boosted the cause for years based on their deep understanding of fluid dynamics, aka the weather.

    That and so many other things that we have to be grateful to the polymaths in the press for.

  5. Rae

    Some people here have been lefties and seen the light. I’ve never been one.

    Lol

  6. stackja

    Mater
    #2769794, posted on July 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

    A man who has not been a socialist before 25 has no heart. If he remains one after 25 he has no head.

  7. Tom

    Poor old thing. We’re all he’s got.

  8. stackja

    German prosecutors charge bus attacker
    Deutsche Presse Agentur
    July 21, 2018 9:40pm

    German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man with attempted murder over a knife attack on passengers on a crowded city bus in the northern town of Luebeck.

    Luebeck prosecutors said in a statement on Saturday they’re also charging the German-Iranian dual citizen with serious bodily harm and arson for trying to set the bus on fire on Friday.

    The suspect, who wasn’t identified by name, was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.

    Ten people were injured in the attack, three of them seriously, including a 21-year-old Dutchman who was operated on overnight.

    Prosecutor Ulla Hingst said the suspect hasn’t spoken to investigators and his motive remains unclear.

    German news channel Spiegel TV quoted the man’s father as saying his son, who lived locally, suffered from psychological problems.

  9. 132andBush

    I will never forget that time about a decade ago when he simply brought a paper on the set and pretended to read it when Akerman was talking about the warmening.

    Or was it Bolt?

    Either way, only a numpty would find it amusing.

  10. stackja

    Former NRL star Craig Wing marries sweetheart in low-key French wedding
    BRIANA DOMJEN, Sunday Confidential, The Sunday Telegraph
    July 22, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    HE WAS once one of Sydney’s most celebrated footballers, however former NRL star Craig Wing’s lavish French wedding almost went unnoticed this week.

    Football’s nice guy tied the knot with his long time partner, French-born Johanna Chow Chuen, 32, on Wednesday at Chateau de Berne, in Lorgues, France.

    Refreshingly, the privacy-loving Wing didn’t post any images of his nuptials online.

  11. woolfe

    Yea but did he urinate into his mouth?

  12. stackja

    Another ‘love’:

    Deal With The Devil: What Matt Leveson’s parents went through to find their son
    GRACE TOBIN, Book extract, The Sunday Telegraph
    July 22, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    Behind Mark and Faye’s dogged determination to find Matt’s body was their certainty that Michael Atkins was involved with their son’s disappearance.

  13. Frank

    Yea but did he urinate into his mouth?

    That and rooting a dog. But decorum indicates that those rituals are performed at the bucks night.

  14. stackja

    Bikini war shows Jackie Trad and morality campaigner Rona Joyner have more in common than they like to think
    Michael Madigan, The Courier-Mail
    July 22, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    JACKIE Trad is no Rona Joyner, but Queensland’s Deputy Premier and the morality campaigner who helped define the Bjelke-Petersen era may have far more in common than both might like to think.

    North Queensland MP Jason Costigan is still smarting about Trad’s suggestion he was a “sleazebag’’ for consorting with bikini-clad women on a Whitsunday beach to mark World Bikini Day this month.

    Costigan, the ever ebullient LNP member for Whitsunday, professed to be stunned, hurt, utterly gob-smacked that (in his view) such an innocent depiction of the north’s healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle could be so malignantly misinterpreted as “objectification’’.

    He is, in fact, so wounded that he continues to reserve his right to pursue legal action.

  15. stackja

    Cyclist taken to hospital with broken bones after hose prank
    Patrick Billings, The Courier-Mail
    July 22, 2018 10:45am

    A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital with multiple fractures and police are investigating following a dangerous prank on the Sunshine Coast.

    The man was knocked off his bike on Goonawarra Dr, Mooloolaba, about 5.40am after running into hosing that had been strung up across the road.

    The hose had been tied to shrubs across the street at chest height.

    The cyclist was unable to see the hazard due to low light and fell from his bike.

    The 44-year-old Mountain Creek man was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital suffering a broken collarbone and broken ribs.

    Police are seeking witnesses to this and similar incidents that have occurred in the area.

  16. max

    Think I’ll write a letter to The Times.

    Just watched ABC Midday News. Read by a white person (female and a blondie) with a real Australian accent.

    Like hearing the first cuckoo of spring.

  17. H B Bear

    HBB
    Wasn’t there a case in Mainland Tadmania a few years ago involving a member of the legal class who hit and killed a bike rider?

    Pretty sure there was. I think a Victoriastan politician’s wife (who may or may not have been driving) hit a cyclist without any consequences. Possibly a Mainland Tasmanian one as well. Anyone see a pattern here?

  18. cohenite

    If it were not for these people we would probably still have a functioning electrical system

    .

    And a functioning society.

  19. C.L.

    Good Lord. Hillary wears actual tent (or dressing gown?) to public event:

    What is she wearing? Hillary Clinton … at OzyFest in New York (VIDEO).

  20. DrBeauGan

    Tailgunner
    #2769817, posted on July 22, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Lol! You don’t win friends with globalism.

    And 11% who don’t give a stuff.

  21. C.L.

    Wow. Young ABC journalist to join convent … specifically, the Sisters of Life.
    Yay!
    From reading the news to sharing the good news: meet the journalist who hopes to become a nun.

  22. Steve trickler

    The Adventures of Chad. The last Bernie Sanders supporter.

    Skit.



    Well done, Owen.

  23. John Constantine

    Their tax department has been sniffing around superannuation for a while, grabbing what it can.

    Their new Death Tax will be a superannuation tax under another name?.

    Everybody knows that the big dipper of superannuation is already pencilled in as spent to cover our otherwise unfunded future infrastructure liabilities incurred through the population Ponzi.

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    Alaxandrea Ocazio-Cortez 🗳
    @Cortez4Prez2020
    For those criticizing me when I said “flip it red”, you should know I am not an expert on the colors of Geopolitics.

  25. John Constantine

    Saw Sydney wastewater treatment has just had a half billion dollar upgrade, to keep chasing the client service needs of Big Australia.

    New tech buys them a few more months in the race.

    https://www.insideconstruction.com.au/site/news/1050470/usd22-billion-announced-nsw-water-infrastructure

    In Australia, being able to keep flushing our dunnies for another few months is our Strength.

    [Now we have signed away control of the great barrier reef to a transnational looting cartel, while signing up to spend what it is decided it takes to be compliant, watch the control expand to runoff and wastewater discharge that interacts with the reef. As well as controlling agricultural areas that interact with moving overland water flows that interact with rivers that interact with the reef.]

  26. Stimpson J. Cat

    Good Lord. Hillary wears actual tent (or dressing gown?) to public event:

    Colostomy bag on her leg C.L.

  27. C.L.

    The Sisters of Life is a new (US-based) order whose special mission is to help and save women who are seeking abortions or who have already had abortions. They are loyal to the Magisterium and Catholic orthodoxy.

    Spot the difference:

    Australian Sisters of Mercy.

    Sisters of Life.

  28. DrBeauGan

    Spot the difference:

    Australian Sisters of Mercy.

    Sisters of Life.

    About two centuries.

  29. John Constantine

    Signing the capitulation convention that submitted to the transnational looting cartels on the small matter of the Ramsar declaration on the Waterfowl of the Coorong opened up the crack where a wedge could be hammered that inevitable leads to the lowland clearances of the populations of racists and settlers from the murray darling basin.

    Like their Hussein Obama tried to use the ‘Waters of the United States’ powers to control any paddock where a heavy dew could fall on a winters morning.

    Their barrier reef will be an excuse to control land use for agriculture and control cities through water use and discharge.

    All prole citi-blocks of vertical battery cages for humans will have their own wastewater treatment and recycling plants for a closed toilet to tap to toilet cycle.

    Our quisling elites will have bottles of imported mineral water choppered in to the helipads atop their elite gated community apartment fortresses. To flush with.

    If you can’t afford to flush your crapper with imported mineral water, you don’t have the right tone for our building, say the committee.

    Comrades.

  30. Stimpy;

    Colostomy bag on her leg C.L.

    I’m not that it isn’t just a fold of the gown/dress/frock, however it’s more likely to be a urinary catheter bag than a colostomy in that position.

  31. JC

    This is a feel good story. Everyone should make an effort to find one each day. I’ve been making the same argument for a while now and it seems others are too. Don’t fear technology, embrace it, as the jobs aren’t going to disappear. They’ll show up elsewhere. The bespoke movement is really big and growing fast.

    Human creativity is limitless. Fuck, our species created and continue to create the machines that will make our lives easier and safer.

    I’d much rather something made by a human than a machine. “The perfection of imperfection”, as someone once said, is beautiful.

    From the WSJ.

    Automation will eliminate some jobs, but consumers will often pay a premium for the human touch.

    Experts have predicted the looming automation of everything, with machines replacing labor and putting half the population out of work. This forecast seems to follow from basic economic logic:

    Economic growth is about getting more output from less input.

    Labor is an input.

    We are now devising powerful forms of automation, which will dilute our labor to homeopathic levels—especially in middle skill, blue-collar trades.

    Therefore, much of the population will soon be jobless.

    That inference is too simple. There’s disruption ahead, but other trends may fend off the job famine. Here’s one: As ever more goods become cheap commodities, the economic value of the human touch—of literal labor—goes up.

    Starbucks provided early evidence that an automation apocalypse isn’t inevitable. Fifty years ago, no one predicted that denizens of the developed world would decide to spend far more on coffee as the costs to grow and ship coffee continued to drop. You can make a decent cup of coffee at home for 20 cents. Or wait an hour and get good coffee from the office Keurig for 50 cents. Or drink a bottomless cup with free half-and-half at your local diner for $1.50. Down the street, though, Starbucks baristas serve labor-intensive coffee experiences to a stream of customers for a lot more money.

    Will these baristas be replaced by robots? I doubt it. There are already excellent machine-made lattes at airline clubs. Yet members buy $5 grande cappuccinos before they enter the club. Clearly, they are buying something more than mere coffee when they do this.
    The ‘Everything Handmade’ Trend Will Curb Job Losses

    Another example: Forty years ago, who would have predicted that customers at burger joints would want to know the name of the rancher and farmer who supplied their burger and fries? For the previous half-century, small-operation farms were losing out to large industrial farms. The productivity of these farms came at a cost: Hundreds of thousands of smaller family farms failed. But we got more food at much lower prices and more time and resources for other pursuits.

    Yet as the price of food dropped, the demand for costly, organic, locally grown products exploded, first as niche luxuries and then as more widely enjoyed indulgences. Necessity no longer compels most people to engage in farm labor. But such work has started to re-emerge on the edges of a diversifying market. Midsize farms are disappearing in favor of giant ones—but also of tiny, off-grid artisanal farms, which for now mostly function as side gigs. That may change. There is growing demand for microbrewed beers, grass-finished beef, pampered pork, free-range chickens, specialty cheeses, small-batch whiskey, urban gardens and farmers markets.

    These trends aren’t limited to food and drinks. Nor are they at odds with technology. On the contrary, much of the market for quirky and handmade goods depends on high-tech networks and the platforms that host them.

    Etsy , an online platform headquartered in gentrified Brooklyn, N.Y., has vastly expanded rather than destroyed the market for handcrafted and artisanal goods. It links small artisans to a global market—in 2016 there were 1.7 million sellers and some 28 million buyers. Etsy practically erases their startup costs as well. The platform gets 20 cents for every item listed as well as a 3.5% cut on transactions. In exchange, it connects the Spanish maker of a silver-plated “Moon Phase nose ring” to the 35 customers in Portland, Ore., who want it.

    My bet is that such networked markets will grow, not shrink. Yes, 20 years from now, machines may handle most of the farming, trucking, driving, routine factory work and mining. Automation will give everyone much cheaper goods and more disposable income. And more of that income will be spent on labor-intensive goods and services.

    The economy will be filled with artisanal goods and artisanal services. Butlers, chefs, builders, gardeners, midwives, nannies, personal assistants, tutors, tailors, athletic trainers and other bespoke laborers may become employees and consultants for the wealthier among us. Many others will be like today’s baristas—not rich, but not unemployed either.

    Will bespoke labor replace every job lost to the maw of automation? Probably not. But labor won’t disappear. It will take on new forms in a vastly expanded and diversified market.

  32. Tailgunner

    Good Lord. Hillary wears actual tent (or dressing gown?) to public event:

    Colostomy bag on her leg C.L.

    Monty’s girl. Still looks better than on 11/9/16 though!
    Good times.

  33. calli

    However, the man, who has been described as having a “several rhinoceros thick” hide, apparently looked as if he enjoyed himself.

    Pell should have worn sackcloth and ashes of course.

    Anything less than universal shunning is unacceptable for the baying mob.

  34. DrBeauGan

    Poor old Hillary. Why don’t they just quietly euthanase her?

  35. Geriatric Mayfly

    Like hearing the first cuckoo of spring.

    The antipodean equivalent is far more musical and even entertaining. The first blowfly of spring, to drone around the kitchen and then smack headfirst into the window always gives one a sense of optimism.

  36. JC

    C.L.
    #2769822, posted on July 22, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Wow. Young ABC journalist to join convent … specifically, the Sisters of Life.
    Yay!
    From reading the news to sharing the good news: meet the journalist who hopes to become a nun.

    You know CL, I’m really torn about it. She’s a really cute girl with that innocent girl next door look suggesting she’d make a great wife to a decent boy and good mother. That’s not something to sneeze at in this day and age as there’s fewer of them.

  37. Cassie of Sydney

    “Alaxandrea Ocazio-Cortez 🗳
    @Cortez4Prez2020
    For those criticizing me when I said “flip it red”, you should know I am not an expert on the colors of Geopolitics.”

    Well, the only expertise that Miss middle class socialist princess has is in expensive lipstick….her favourite being “Stila red”….a rather pricey brand. Not KMart of Walmart home brands for our princess. She, like all middle class socialist princesses, is a hypocrite.

  38. C.L.

    True, JC.
    It is a huge loss to prospective young men.

  39. Elle

    Interesting images, JC.
    When I was a feminist in my late teens/early 20s I didn’t look like that. I may have been braless, but I had hair, no tatts and only my ears were pierced.

  40. H B Bear

    Stimpy;

    Colostomy bag on her leg C.L.

    I’m not that it isn’t just a fold of the gown/dress/frock, however it’s more likely to be a urinary catheter bag than a colostomy in that position.

    You are both wrong. The big black guy with the hypodermic of elephant juice is under there.

  41. zyconoclast

    Coolest French cars. The land of romance and the World Cup also makes some very nice cars.

    Look at the cars before they burnt by diversity.
    Or burnt by the repair bill.

  42. JC

    From the WSJ piece I posted.

    The platform gets 20 cents for every item listed as well as a 3.5% cut on transactions. In exchange, it connects the Spanish maker of a silver-plated “Moon Phase nose ring” to the 35 customers in Portland, Ore., who want it.

    What’s the bet that if the author had left out the place where those 35 customers were from and asked the reader to guess, only 99 out of a 100 people would have picked Portland?

  43. C.L.

    Speaking of cars, I love the new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320.
    Dodge has been making the coolest muscle car in the world for a few years now.
    ——–
    Via Instapundit.

  44. C.L.

    No coloured models yet; above models are just out of camo.
    Here’s the 2016.

  45. JC

    There’s something broken about Depp…. and I don’t mean just broke either, which he is by the sounds of it.

    Fantastic Beasts panel gets political at Comic-Con: ‘Impeach Trump!’

    So original, so out there.

  46. JC

    There are some really big bets taking place in this transport space.

    Airliners are not a very elegant solution to the problem of mass transit. While they’re great at covering long distances at high speed, and are reasonably efficiently in terms of passenger-mile, take-offs and landings are loud and fuel-inefficient.

    Helicopters, meanwhile, have a spot landing capability, which means they can access crowded urban areas, but this advantage over airplanes is compromised by their noise, which makes city-center heliports unpopular with planners. Helicopters are also slow and burn a lot of fuel.

    These factors have created buzz around the proposed new class of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft—they pollute less; don’t need a lot of space to land; and, because they’re quieter than traditional aircraft, their landing sites can be closer to where people actually want to go.

    Signs that these aircraft may be the next big thing in aviation were evident at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, the U.K.’s biggest showcase of flying machines and technology. Rolls-Royce announced an air taxi concept, a vertical takeoff aircraft that can carry up to five passengers, using six propellers driven by electric motors for lift in helicopter mode and thrust in airplane mode. But best of all, it uses technology that already exists.

    Rolls-Royce calls this a hybrid. The motors run off a battery, but an onboard gas-turbine engine keeps the battery charged. So a 500-mile range without stopping to refuel sounds entirely plausible.

    The propellers are mounted on tilting wings and a tilting tail—they are aligned vertically for a landing, then transition to horizontal for cruising once in the air. The wing takes part of the load in cruise mode, leaving more power for going fast. Rolls-Royce says the craft can reach a realistic-sounding 250 miles per hour.

    Increased Interest in Flying Taxis

    Rolls-Royce is not the only traditional aviation company in this sphere. Uber’s interest in flying cars has helped boost interest in piloted or autonomous urban mobility solutions. Brazilian plane maker Embraer, whose new airliners partnership with Boeing was formally announced at Farnborough, unveiled an eVTOL concept at the Uber Elevate conference in Los Angeles back in May.

    Bell, the U.S. helicopter maker, is teaming up with French turbine company Safran to devise a hybrid propulsion system that will form part of the air taxi vision of Uber Elevate.

    Meanwhile, Airbus, the European maker of airliners and helicopters, flew its Vahana all-electric, autonomous eVTOL aircraft for the first time this year. It is also working on the drone-like CityAirbus, which would be piloted initially but is intended to be autonomous.

    The thing is that this form of transport doesn’t have to be hugely expensive like a chopper. I reckon you could eventually get the price down to 100K a unit or lower with scaling.

    https://www.barrons.com/articles/air-taxis-could-be-the-next-big-thing-in-aviation-1532105388?mod=hp_penta

  47. John Constantine

    The idea that Australia will progress to an upstairs/downstairs future where the Gussie Finke-Nottle upstairs class will consume the services of a wide range of downstairs class people, having his water boiled for him, and his newspaper ironed, shoes shone, room cleaned, bed made, all the little things, done by all the little people.

    The reality. Voteherds vote for all upstairs wealth to be taken by the State, then rend the Gussie Finke-Nottle class limb from limb.

    Firebombing of the exclusive apartment price apartheid gated communities by flying Drones will become the proles contact sport of choice.

    Comrades.

  48. woolfe

    The new Mustang Bullitt is also coming to Aus. V8 only. Looks very cool and love the colour. Was thinking of 2nd hand M3 or M2 but maybe…..

  49. Top Ender

    I was serving when the Australian Defence Medal was being dreamt up.

    From memory there was some sort of bitching by National Servicemen that their two years wasn’t recognised. It was going to be introduced for them, and then regular servicemen starting moaning that they could do four years or whatever, so the rational was changed to give nashos AND regulars who have done four years the medal.

    Most people who were in, and had done 10 years already or whatever were quite amused that they would get a gong. Previously the only one you got if you didn’t see service in a war zone or a “warlike operations” zone was the 15 year Long Service Medal. Quite a few people didn’t like that concept either as you could do 14 years+ and not get anything.

  50. Oh come on

    LOL Jacob Rees-Mogg runs rings around the rude police.

  51. Bruce in WA

    I’ll have this one thanks, C.L.

  52. RobK

    Bruce in WA,
    You want a Jeep?

  53. cohenite

    The reality. Voteherds vote for all upstairs wealth to be taken by the State, then rend the Gussie Finke-Nottle class limb from limb.

    The left elites think they will be immune from the consequences of their meddling (wussia!) with Western democracies through alarmism, renewables, vote herding, muslim arse licking etc. Comes from having a consequence free society, for lefties. Look what happened in iran; the left protested against the Shah and got the ayatollahs who promptly cut off the silly leftie heads.

  54. Bruce in WA

    Bruce in WA,
    You want a Jeep?

    No, not really, I’m not a fan. I just want something that’ll blow the wheels off my mate’s Chrysler Misfire … errr … Crossfire R/T because he’s been insufferable since the day he bought it. 😉

  55. Mullumhillbilly

    I am not an expert on the colors of Geopolitics.”

    Someone should ask her if she’s an expert on the politics of colour.

  56. cohenite

    Jacob Rees-Mogg is pretty good.

  57. Tom

    Carlton didn’t score at all in the first quarter against Hawthorn this afternoon, with the Hawks 27 points up at quarter time. The Blues’ kiddie coach, Brendan Bolton, who has never played AFL football, has virtually promised club members they won’t win another match before 2020.

    The Blues faithful — who, along with Essendon, have 16 premierships, the AFL record — are sure to get on board with this winning strategy.

    There’s no chance of the fake kiddie coach and the metrosexual club president Mark LoGiudice being frogmarched out of the building when the Blues confirm their worst season in history in September and win the wooden spoon — again. Absolutely no chance.

  58. H B Bear

    Anyone boasting about owning a Chrysler isn’t worth worrying about. They should be pitied.

  59. H B Bear

    Mark LoGiudice – sounds like someone who would iron their Dolce & Gabbana jeans to go to the footy. Can you confirm this JC?

  60. Entropy

    Airliners are not a very elegant solution to the problem of mass transit. While they’re great at covering long distances at high speed, and are reasonably efficiently in terms of passenger-mile, take-offs and landings are loud and fuel-inefficient.

    igns that these aircraft may be the next big thing in aviation were evident at this week’s Farnborough Airshow, the U.K.’s biggest showcase of flying machines and technology. Rolls-Royce announced an air taxi concept, a vertical takeoff aircraft that can carry up to five passengers, using six propellers driven by electric motors for lift in helicopter mode and thrust in airplane mode. But best of all, it uses technology that already exists.

    Totally a substitute for an airliner.

  61. mh

    I am not an expert on the colors of Geopolitics.

    If Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t know her red state from her blue state, why is she weighing in on Israel/Palestine?

    She is the new face of the Democrats? Wow.

  62. RobK

    Wanna buy a Jeep?
    Then maybe get some of these too.smoke replacement kit. to replace the smoke that occasionally escapes from the wiring loom.

  63. DrBeauGan

    Here is a test to see if you are a psychopath. I scored 10 which means I ain’t

    http://vistriai.com/psychopathtest/

  64. Boambee John

    Cassie of Sydney at 1300

    She, like all middle class socialist princesses, is a hypocrite

    Ever noticed how many so-called socialists are rich? Seems they are the only ones who can afford the socialist dream.

    Maybe they are confident they can buy a place in the nomenklatura?

  65. Boambee John

    John Constantine at 1338

    The reality. Voteherds vote for all upstairs wealth to be taken by the State, then rend the Gussie Finke-Nottle class limb from limb.

    Firebombing of the exclusive apartment price apartheid gated communities by flying Drones will become the proles contact sport of choice.

    Comrades.

    Now you are getting to the actual end game, which differs from that expected by the protected class.

    It really will end up with heafs on pikes. Either trying to ban private motor vehicles or ban meat for the proles is likely to be the trigger.

  66. Boambee John

    Heads not heafs!

  67. BorisG

    On Trump-Putin meeting: I have been asked many times what is the problem with Trump’s referential treatment of Putin. It’s only words after all, and words are cheap. Here are my thoughts (adopted from another thread):

    That is excellent, but does this mean he supports Putin’s policies? Let’s leave US elections aside, as this is still under investigation. Leave his autocratic rule and killing and jailing of opponents. Does Trump support Putin’s invasion of its neighbours, bullying of others, support for Iran and Turkey, use of WMD in the UK etc?

    When asked directly, Trump is against these policies, but it appears from all his interactions with Putin that he does not care. I can understand that many of his supporters don’t care either. However the danger here is that it will encourage Putin to continue with these policies. This might not cause many troubles in the short term, but is dangerous in the long term.

    For instance based on DJT’s attitude to NATO, Putin may decide that the Baltic states are fare game. He may thus instigate some ethnic clashes in one of these states and then send in ‘volunteers’ to defend ethnic Russians. This may lead to dangerous confrontation before we know it.

    The west needs to be sending a strong and consistent message to Putin that his ways are not acceptable and that for any of such steps there will be a stiff price to pay. Trump’s attitude and behaviour towards Putin undermines this message.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ever noticed how many so-called socialists are rich? Seems they are the only ones who can afford the socialist dream.

    Maybe they are confident they can buy a place in the nomenklatura?

    The response of your true “Bollinger Bolshevik” is that it’s not the redistribution of personal wealth that is the aim, it’s about the redistribution of national wealth, and social justice.

  69. Steve trickler

    I wonder how he’d go doing this in downtown Detroit and Chicago.



    Yeah i know, bad joke. ( :

  70. John Constantine

    Push for rural council municipal user pays charges to drop from twenty percent of the budget to ten percent.
    Shortfall to come from a wealth tax on unserviced land.

  71. Eyrie

    JC, I’ve been following the electric VTOL concept for at least the last 5 years. Distributed electric motors and props overcomes the one huge failing of VTOL aircraft in the past – what happens when an engine fails. Control of multiple piston or gas turbines along with distributing fuel is a issue. Electric motors are cheap and easy to feed. I think the all electric is a mistake and hybrid is the way to go. Piston or gas turbine engine driving alternator in vertical mode, propeller in horizontal flight plus batteries for transition and emergencies.
    Small aircraft have gone nowhere in 80 years. Making them perform the same or better than current ones but VTOL will make them actually useful. Aviation 2.0

  72. egg_

    I wonder how he’d go doing this in downtown Detroit and Chicago.

    Geeks are often hothouse flowers.

  73. John Constantine

    The hundred percent tax rate will be hit by a number of Australians this year.

    Adding all the little bastardry charges and rates and fees and permits and licences.

    Without considering the uncrystalised taxation that is our debt and unfunded liabilities.

    Comrades.

  74. Roger

    For instance based on DJT’s attitude to NATO, Putin may decide that the Baltic states are fare game.

    Boris, I suggest the key with Trump is to look at results, not what he says.

    He is trying to save NATO, not destroy it.

    A stronger NATO, which Trump is pushing for with his demand that member states increase military spending to 4% of GDP, is obviously not in Putin’s interests.

  75. Leo G

    The neighbourhood’s not quite reformed yet’ with Montblank …

    M’loventy to his friends.

  76. Geriatric Mayfly

    LOL Jacob Rees-Mogg runs rings around the rude police.

    Love the plaintive staccato B…B…B’s from the prat in the chair. Couldn’t insert his ‘Buts’ where he thought they would shine at their interruptive best.

  77. BorisG

    Boris, I suggest the key with Trump is to look at results, not what he says.

    The trouble is, Putin may not follow your advice.

  78. Roger

    The trouble is, Putin may not follow your advice.

    He’s no fool.

  79. Oh come on

    Jacob Rees-Mogg is pretty good.

    It is astonishing that you have two of the most improbable politicians of the last 50 or maybe even 100 years (Trump and Rees-Mogg) in the ascendancy at the same time.

  80. Elle

    https://www.3aw.com.au/waleed-needs-to-get-out-more-neil-mitchell-fires-back-at-the-project-host/

    Adding to Waleed’s BS, David Marr on Insiders this morning said that the only reason the media are focusing on a particular group of crims is because that particular group are black. Not true.

    As our PM said, we can’t pretend that Sudanese gangs don’t exist.

    The above link may have been attached here.
    The weekend is when I catch up on the week’s events.

  81. DrBeauGan

    Spiky says she got 17 on the psychopath test.

    Of course, she may be lying.

  82. Geriatric Mayfly

    An ambitious plan to build 14-kilometre road bridge from Kangaroo Island to the South Australian mainland has been unveiled.

    Here we go again. There will be trouble. Secret transgender business is likely to get a run.

  83. DrBeauGan

    You have to get over 30 to be a psychopath. So she’s not one, but she’s psychopathier than I am.

  84. Oh come on

    I started out at 8, but then got ambitious. I hit 34. Admittedly, I was shooting for the full 40.

  85. Gab

    but she’s psychopathier than I am.

    Sure, uh-huh. Psychopaths are not known for honesty. 😀

  86. DrBeauGan

    It’s a problem. I know I answered the questions honestly and got the score I claimed, but nobody else does. As I pointed out to Spiky, if she is a psychopath, she might be smart enough to fool the test, and even if she weren’t, she’s certainly smart enough to lie to me.

    And I’m pretty sure I’m smart enough to lie to you.

    So is OCO.

  87. DrBeauGan

    Perhaps it’s a test to see if you are smart enough to lie to a test to conceal your psychopathy.

  88. Bruce in WA

    Anyone boasting about owning a Chrysler isn’t worth worrying about. They should be pitied.

    True … but the SRT-6 Crossfire is actually a rebadged, supercharged Mercedes, built by Karmann in Germany.

  89. JC

    I scored 18. Which is fine I think. I ticked against all the questions about getting into trouble with the law. I don’t go for that and never did. I also don’t go for bullshit about promiscuity or cheating others.

  90. DrBeauGan

    Oh come on
    #2769920, posted on July 22, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    I started out at 8, but then got ambitious. I hit 34. Admittedly, I was shooting for the full 40.

    Congratulations. You are an honorary psychopath, OCO. Assuming you are telling the truth.

  91. Bruce in WA

    Scored 6

    Bugger!

  92. DrBeauGan

    JC
    #2769927, posted on July 22, 2018 at 3:36 pm
    I scored 18. Which is fine I think. I ticked against all the questions about getting into trouble with the law. I don’t go for that and never did. I also don’t go for bullshit about promiscuity or cheating others.

    Why should we believe you? Gab wouldn’t believe me. 😁

  93. JC

    Doc

    The beauty of a blog or general human interaction is that you don’t have to believe a thing a person says. I generally do believe people on the blog until I think someone is telling a falsity and then I don’t believe a thing about them going on.
    I believe you, telling us that you were a big math honcho, as I have no reason to doubt the claim.

  94. Baldrick

    Scores above 30 indicate psychopathy. 5.5% of people score higher than 30.

    The 5.5% of Catallaxians who are psychopaths are all attributed to one person.

  95. JC

    The 5.5% of Catallaxians who are psychopaths are all attributed to one person.

    Adonis Rippling took the test?

  96. wivenhoe

    Why should we believe you? Gab wouldn’t believe me. 😁

    I didn’t score anything, because I did not take the test. You can believe me, trust me, I am a male.

  97. Frank

    LOL Jacob Rees-Mogg runs rings around the rude police.

    The interviewer is Matt Frei, he has form for being bit of a lowlife in the journalistic sense, in particular the Bush era Iraqi agitprop sense.

    Rees-Mogg has the ability to ruin rings around him but sometimes they need to be made look like supercilious fools and Trump does that far better. Not pretty but effective.

  98. BorisG

    That would suggest that Cat has 20 people, but me thinks there are many more.

  99. JC

    Not pretty but effective.

    Trump is a butcher. He doesn’t give a shit how he hacks into the carcass as long as he cuts it up even with blood and guts going everywhere. Mogg’s too much of a well mannered surgeon.

    I prefer the Trump type.

  100. Baldrick

    Adonis Rippling took the test?

    If you mean Dexter JC, then yes.

  101. DrBeauGan

    I take a bayesian approach, JC. I take the hypothesis that someone is telling the truth and the hypothesis that they are telling lies and believe both of them equally until the evidence rolls in.

    Which it usually doesn’t. 😊

  102. JC

    Doc

    That’s like believing in nothing then. It’s impossible to obtain evidence just through a blog.

    Anecdotal evidence to me suggests that the folks I’ve met from here are honest and decent. But then I’ve tried to be selective in the people I meet from here. Even Birdie, who I’ve met a few times is decent and honest in person. He’s just developed some wacko ideas and goes too far at times.

    I keep saying that I warned the fucker from the beginning when he seemed to be on the cusp of trialing conspiracy sites. I warned him that if he kept going he’d end up at the ultimate – antisemitic conspiracy hellholes. He didn’t listen to me and now look at him.

  103. Mark A

    Scored 5.
    Must try harder.

  104. min

    Try the Hare psychopath checklist, but let’s face it psychopaths are pathological liars , manipulative ,lack empathy, and oversexed. And narcisissistic. Usually a string of relationships . A for mer PM scores highly .

  105. The Sisters of Life is a new (US-based) order whose special mission is to help and save women who are seeking abortions or who have already had abortions. They are loyal to the Magisterium and Catholic orthodoxy.

    Spot the difference:

    Australian Sisters of Mercy.

    Sisters of Life.

    I met some of the Sisters of Life pictured there and they are wonderful women. Truly. It was an absolute honour to sit and talk and share a meal with them. We need more of them.

  106. calli

    DrBeauGan
    #2769888, posted on July 22, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Good grief. I scored 3.

    🙃

  107. calli

    Sisters of Life.

    Those women are beautiful.

  108. Try the Hare psychopath checklist, but let’s face it psychopaths are pathological liars , manipulative ,lack empathy, and oversexed. And narcisissistic. Usually a string of relationships . A for mer PM Politicians score highly .

    FIFY

  109. calli

    On another Wonder of Me test, I came out as an Anarcho-capitalist.

    But a very honest, upright one.

    😀

  110. calli

    Neither do anarchists.

    That ol’ capitalism will suck you in every time.

  111. Boambee John

    I have been waiting all day for the reactionary lackey of the fascist left establishment, m0nty, to at least express some regret after two fellow Cats were roughed up by a bunch of Blackshirts on Friday evening. Nothing said, so we must assume that at the very least he does not disapprove of black clad thugs roughing up strangers for assumed political sins.

    I wonder what the Greens party member who also got the treatment thinks of his party’s allies now?

  112. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #2769951, posted on July 22, 2018 at 4:10 pm
    DrBeauGan
    #2769888, posted on July 22, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Good grief. I scored 3.

    That’s your story and you’re sticking to it. 😁

  113. Shy Ted

    I just want something that’ll blow the wheels off my mate’s Chrysler Misfire … errr … Crossfire R/T because he’s been insufferable since the day he bought it.
    You haven’t lived til you’ve owned a standard Crossfire, almost in tears when I sold mine. Nowhere near as fast as the SRT (street racing technology) beast but it has a little spoiler on the boot which goes up at 100km/h and down at 60 but there’s also a button to make it go up and down as you choose and there is no better feature on any car anywhere. Comes into it’s own at traffic lights and every man and his dog can’t help but watch and be jealous. Nice little drive too with Merc SLK chassis and a feel like you’re always on a rally track, makes you want to always drive in the 10 to 2 hands-on-steering-wheel position and I guarantee you will smile and remember the days when cars were cars. The SRT has a permanent spoiler which is a bit ugly. If you don’t want a Crossfire though but you do want performance then it’s a hot hatch like RenaultSport Megane or Clio or similar but I wouldn’t call them beautiful like the Xfire. Cabin sound? Tickford. Fun toy for peanuts? Toyota MR2. That’s my current one. So much fun and so easy to live with but not at all practical. But he who dies having had the most toys wins and it goes when I find something that might be better. Just get a Crossfire. Look at all the local ones, pick the best, buy it, post it for sale on Gumtree at cost plus $1k, drive it while you can. There’s a slow but steady market and it will sell. Cry because you miss it.

  114. DrBeauGan

    I just got an advertisement from ubereats featuring Boy George and a bloke in a red bandana. So I sent the following message to ubereats:

    I just got an advertisement from you which showed Boy George and some git in a red bandana which did not make ubereats look like a good idea. In fact it turned my stomach. The thought of emulating them in any way is revoltitng. Why you should imagine anyone would be influenced positively by either is beyond me. So I suggest you stop sending them.

  115. Boambee John

    Being in a regional centre might have been easier, but I wonder how much pressure that lass entering the Sisters of Life received from her ABC colleagues about her religious views? Her position on abortion would not have been welcomed by all of her colleagues!

  116. rickw

    I just got an advertisement from ubereats featuring Boy George and a bloke in a red bandana. So I sent the following message to ubereats:

    What demographic are they targeting with that one?

  117. Gary

    DrBeauGan
    #2769942, posted on July 22, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    I take a bayesian approach, JC. I take the hypothesis that someone is telling the truth and the hypothesis that they are telling lies and believe both of them equally until the evidence rolls in.
    Which it usually doesn’t. 😊

    Sensible advice Dr.

  118. DrBeauGan

    Elle
    #2769970, posted on July 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I scored 10!

    Snap.

    Of course, I’m much better looking.

  119. DrBeauGan

    rickw
    #2769969, posted on July 22, 2018 at 4:31 pm
    I just got an advertisement from ubereats featuring Boy George and a bloke in a red bandana. So I sent the following message to ubereats:

    What demographic are they targeting with that one?

    Gawd only knows, but I’m not in it.

  120. Geriatric Mayfly

    Homeless and menstruating. Imagine that The Oz

    I’d rather not. But round them up and give them useful employ as performance artists. It’s been done, and I am sure it attracts a full house, once the reviews in The Guardian reach the public square.

  121. testpattern

    ‘Sensible advice Dr’

    No it isn’t. It’s culturally biased.

    I use MBTI. Trump’s a Predatory ESTP. Latham is interesting. Can’t wait for him to take the governor off his personality disorders and supercharge his self saboteur.

  122. Rae

    She’s a really cute girl with that innocent girl next door look suggesting she’d make a great wife to a decent boy and good mother

    Meh. She looks like a none.

  123. Makka

    The economy will be filled with artisanal goods and artisanal services. Butlers, chefs, builders, gardeners, midwives, nannies, personal assistants, tutors, tailors, athletic trainers and other bespoke laborers may become employees and consultants for the wealthier among us. Many others will be like today’s baristas—not rich, but not unemployed either.

    Bespoke labourers, ffs? This is a pisstake.

  124. Dave in Marybrook

    I got a 9.
    But I did swear at the screen and call it a pinko pussy when it asked me what gender I “identified with”, so am I still a bad person?

  125. JC

    Sensible advice Dr.

    That’s illogical because you really have no way of knowing if the Doc is telling the truth.

  126. JC

    Bespoke labourers, ffs? This is a pisstake.

    That’s a fast growing part of the economy.

    Here’s something you can do for a change. Instead of just scoffing at stuff you disagree with, offer an explain in a little detail why you think it’s wrong.

    And no pig-headed bullshit either, Bill.

  127. max

    Sam Neill’s put himself about a bit:

    Neill, who is reportedly dating Australian political journalist Laura Tingle, is separated from his wife, Japanese make-up artist Noriko Watanabe, with whom he has a daughter, Elena, and a stepdaughter, Maiko Spencer. He and former partner Lisa Harrow have a son, Tim. Neill has another son, Andrew, from a previous relatioship in his early 20s. He has four grandchildren.

  128. Gary

    At the risk of being sucked into some convoluted black hole.

    How is it culturally biased testpattern?

  129. Makka

    Jacob Rees-Mogg neatly sidesteps an anti-Trump line of questioning from a Channel 4 interviewer, makes a few unimpeachable points that demolish the interviewer’s claim of Trump’s “rude” comments made to The Sun, then ever-so-politely kicks the interviewer – and Obama – in the teeth, and finishes up by treating the ridiculous final question with the contempt it deserves.

    Brilliant interview. Made the shouty leftist journo look like a jilted teenager.

  130. DrBeauGan

    I wasn’t. The truth is I have a prior distribution on the two hypotheses: I figure most people tell the truth most of the time. So I weight the truth telling hypothesis about 0.7 and the lie telling hypothesis 0.3.

    These numbers get updated by Bayes rule if I get any evidence.

    Logical consistency counts as evidence.

  131. John Constantine

    Their abject turnfailure was so hellbent on getting howard to back turnbulls murray darling basin plan back in the old days, where the control of the water was centralised into Canberra for Stalinist central planning purposes, that the billions of dollars spent on infrastructure were throw away as bribes to get the racists and settlers to tolerate the slow strangling of their culture.

    We see now the centralisation of the Snowy river scheme under Canberra central planning under turnbull, at any cost. whether the pumped storage ever actually does anything is a joke, the central planning control under Canberra is the thing, just like the murray darling basin.

    We now see that infrastructure bribes were put in areas that canberra desires to be rewilded and depopulated, the projects temporary stepping stones to the final Will of Stalin.

    The joke about freeing the Snowy by blowing up the dams and rewilding the entire river is one step closer under total Canberra central control.

    Comrades.

  132. Gary

    JC
    #2769984, posted on July 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm
    Sensible advice Dr.
    That’s illogical because you really have no way of knowing if the Doc is telling the truth.

    And no way of knowing he isn’t.

  133. feelthebern

    I scored 19.
    But then again, I did work at Macquarie Bank for 17 years.

  134. Makka

    Here’s something you can do for a change. Instead of just scoffing at stuff you disagree with, offer an explain in a little detail why you think it’s wrong.

    Hey dummy, it was an opinion piece. Like arseholes, we all have one.

    I note well however, here you are yet again canvassing your opinion and support for everyone to become lowly paid doormen and baristas in the brave new world of cheap labour and wonderful technology. It fits nicely with your mass migration policies and globalist view of things. Just as yesterday you leapt to the defence of your Bankster buddies and how they have completely rooted the world’s economy at the GFC.

    You wonder why libertarians are so loathed.

  135. Delta A

    So I weight the truth telling hypothesis about 0.7 and the lie telling hypothesis 0.3.

    I just employ my BS Meter. After almost seven score years of utilising, testing and modifying, it rarely fails me.

  136. JC

    Doc,

    Sure, but that’s a little different to your first comment where you suggested you were offering equal prob that someone is lying or telling the truth. 30/70 is a little different no?

  137. feelthebern

    For Sydney Cats, there’s a crepe place at Circular Quay.
    Tried it out today with some friends with a couple of kids.
    Awesome place & a fair price – in real terms, not relative, bullshit Sydney terms.
    Planning on putting it on the regular rotation.

  138. Makka

    Boris, I suggest the key with Trump is to look at results, not what he says.

    It’s been told to Boris time after time. He simply refuses to get it, preferring to go down his rabbit holes trying to fathom Trump’s words and meanings. Boris is autistic.

    My response to Boris and others on the other thread;

    ___________

    On relations with Russia. The article of faith seems to be with many that it is wrong to reward Russia and Putin for their behaviour. It is also an article of faith that Trump is naive and somehow under Putin’s thrall.

    Both articles are bullshit. Trump’s stated diplomatic agenda is one of engagement with strength. You only have to think logically about what Trump is doing to understand that Trump is squeezing Russia very hard while holding out the opportunity to engage with the US and the west by much more productive means. Carrot and stick.

    There are the multitude of financial and person directed sanctions that cut Russia and many large companies in oil, gas and resources off from finance , freedom of movement and global banking access. The US is upping it’s Defence spending and building out it’s assets in space. The US is continuing to strengthen NATO( and it’s pissweak EU membership). A few weeks back Trump put the EU on notice that he is against the proposed new Russia/EU gas pipeline – we’ll hear more on that. Trump has brow beat the EU for buying too much Russian gas. The US has sent clear messages to Putin in Syria that they better stfu and play ball. Not a peep from Russia.

    OTOH, as seen in Helsinki, Trump is signalling a desire for a much more constructive relationship with Russia IF they demonstrate responsible behaviour. He is not signalling weakness of any kind with the big stick already imposed in fact sanctions could be imposed much more heavily. Putin knows this.

    People need to understand that there is no way change on Russia will be imposed from the outside. It is for the Russians to decide their future and make the necessary changes. This view is detested by the US Establishment who have been meddling in others affairs since WW2. Why? Because of the BILLIONS flowing through corrupt outfits like the CIA perpetuating the Russian danger.

    The struggle going on over Russian relations in the US is about filthy lucre, money. And how the deep state can continue to get their hands on it.

  139. Snoopy

    Headline at TheirABC:

    FBI documents show Trump campaign aide Carter Page was ‘collaborating’ with Russia

    They show nothing of the sort.

  140. You wonder why libertarians are so loathed.

    Makka, one day we must have a talk about what constitutes “Libertarian” philosophy.

  141. Snoopy

    Makka, one day we must have a talk about what constitutes “Libertarian” philosophy.

    Noooooo!

  142. Makka

    Adding to Waleed’s BS, David Marr on Insiders this morning said that the only reason the media are focusing on a particular group of crims is because that particular group are black. Not true.

    The most unfortunate thing about leftist turds like Marr is that his wonderful insights are not shared with millions of other viewers on the commercial channels. Hiding his brilliance away on the echo chamber ALPBC does a disservice for the advancement of Socialism.

  143. JC

    Hey dummy, it was an opinion piece. Like arseholes, we all have one.

    Some opinions are better than others, William. Not all are of equal weight.

    I note well however, here you are yet again canvassing your opinion and support for everyone to become lowly paid doormen and baristas in the brave new world of cheap labour and wonderful technology.

    No, you infernal idiot. The point is that as goods in general get cheaper through automation, it offers more consumer purchasing power. The stats in the opinion piece are strongly suggestive that large numbers of people are also moving to more bespoke, artisanal goods and services. I don’t understand why you think a Brooklyn bearded doofus would consdier his job as lowly. One of the reasons these types are generally unlikable morons is because they think the opposite of themselves. They think they’re cool.

    It fits nicely with your mass migration policies and globalist view of things. Just as yesterday you leapt to the defence of your Bankster buddies and how they have completely rooted the world’s economy at the GFC.

    You know, I could easily see you shitting on the sidewalk near Wall Street like the Occupy Wall Street types. As I said, you’re too pigheaded to learn new stuff.

    You wonder why libertarians are so loathed.

    LOl…. Is that an opinion or one of your made up fake news “facts”?

  144. John Constantine

    The Australian Water Act is turnfailures legacy, it has been running long enough that we can now see it is resulting in population clearances of the murray darling basin, allowing electoral redistributions that mean anti-turnbull dry coalition seats cease to exist in the bush, and new Big Australia turnbull friendly wet left seats are created for the imported voters of the cities.

    Their turnbull based the water act on Australias unwavering compliance to a two bit transnational treaty on waterfowl.

    He knows what he wants, and come Hell, High Water, decolonialisation and de-e;ectrification, he will get it.

    Comrades.

    [ as an aside, can we call the pumped Snowy river uphill scheme ‘ High Water’, and once we have that can Hell be far behind?.]

  145. Noooooo!

    Not here. Over a beer or some such.

  146. rickw

    Power out in Preston and Reservoir, no known resultion time.

    Veneztralia.

  147. Rae

    So I weight the truth telling hypothesis about 0.7 and the lie telling hypothesis 0.3.

    I just employ my BS Meter. After almost seven score years of utilising, testing and modifying, it rarely fails me.

    Lol

  148. JC

    memoryvault
    #2770001, posted on July 22, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    You wonder why libertarians are so loathed.

    Makka, one day we must have a talk about what constitutes “Libertarian” philosophy.

    Such a fucking dickhead. This clown spent a huge part of his miserable wasted life posting laughable fakenews on a Newsletter sold to people with anxiety problems and depression. He was recently peddling the bullshit he’s the only libertarian south of the equator.
    He’s one of the principals of fakenews.

    Makka, I worry about you even though I think you’re pig headed. Don’t fall this clown’s poor man’s pied piper routine, because then I will really get angry with you. 🙂

  149. feelthebern

    Interesting story out of Israel, getting 800 people out of Syria quick smart.
    https://www.haaretz.com/amp/israel-news/israel-rescues-hundreds-of-white-helmets-from-syria-report-says-1.6294226?__twitter_impression=true

    Maybe they can get some of the South African farmers out quick smart too.

  150. DrBeauGan

    JC
    #2769997, posted on July 22, 2018 at 5:38 pm
    Doc,

    Sure, but that’s a little different to your first comment where you suggested you were offering equal prob that someone is lying or telling the truth. 30/70 is a little different no?

    I lied.

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    Can almost a multiple choice test to see if you are a Bowtie Spinning Libertarian please.
    Asking for a friend.

  152. Makka

    You know, I could easily see you shitting on the sidewalk near Wall Street like the Occupy Wall Street types. As I said, you’re too pigheaded to learn new stuff.

    Lol. While you grovel and scrape every day at their loaferd feet.

    Your problem is you see them as infallible Gods JC. I see them as mere humans with flaws such as greed and given the right opportunities and circumstances, the enthusiastic capacity to screw many hard working people out of billions.
    Every chance you get you’re on here advancing the cheap labour, more immigration line. defending globalism and the immigration ponzi because GDP. I know you don’t like me calling you out on it but the fact is it’s crystal clear you couldn’t give a fuck how people get along in the future with their cheap labour imposed menial job lifestyles as long as your Wall St heroes make a buck from their misery.

    LOl…. Is that an opinion or one of your made up fake news “facts”?

    Loathsome. Yes, it’s an opinion. An accurate one too champ.

  153. Stimpson J. Cat

    And when I say someone, this ratf$cking Chinese phone AI changes it to almost.
    You know what I mean.

  154. Gary

    I’m a troglodyte on economics but I don’t see any good from being so reliant on imports and services. I do see a future in bespoke manufacturing with the help of 3D printing and cheaper smaller CNC machines.

  155. Makka

    Makka, I worry about you even though I think you’re pig headed. Don’t fall this clown’s poor man’s pied piper routine, because then I will really get angry with you. 🙂

    I’m good ,thanks for your concern.

  156. testpattern

    ‘And no way of knowing he isn’t’

    But there are two ways of knowing, both imminent and transcendent!

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

  157. JC

    Gary

    Interesting. So you supported domestic car manufacturing, you support US farm subsidies and the Japanese locking out cheap food imports. That’s just to name a few things.

    Oh yea, and you support Chinese protectionism too.

    I mean, how can the poor little bloke draw a decent wage, right?

  158. Can someone post a multiple choice test to see if you are a Bowtie Spinning Libertarian please.

    Do you believe in free trade between countries/nations?
    YES
    You may be a Libertarian.
    NO
    You’re not a Libertarian.

    Do you believe in uncontrolled immigration between countries/nations?
    NO
    You may be a Libertarian.
    YES
    You’re not a Libertarian.

  159. Gary

    JC
    #2770023, posted on July 22, 2018 at 6:11 pm
    Gary
    Interesting. So you supported domestic car manufacturing, you support US farm subsidies and the Japanese locking out cheap food imports. That’s just to name a few things.
    Oh yea, and you support Chinese protectionism too.
    I mean, how can the poor little bloke draw a decent wage, right?

    Only if viable, no, no and no.

  160. Tel

    Can almost a multiple choice test to see if you are a Bowtie Spinning Libertarian please.
    Asking for a friend.

    https://mises.org/sites/default/files/Rothbard_Portrait_Painting.jpg

    Stare at that picture for a very long time. Tell me if the bowtie appears to be moving.

  161. JC

    Makka

    I find your position totally hypocritical. You’re ensconced somewhere in the dark continent earning money as an economic migrant peddling the line that no one else in that god forsaken place is as intelligent nor skilled up as you. Meanwhile you’re the resident Bill the butcher.

    You positions on economics are not thought out, they are pig headed biases without a shred of credibility.

    Lol. While you grovel and scrape every day at their loaferd feet.

    You mean when I see government failure and call it out for what it is, you see market failure…Do I need to define those two things for you, as I’m not sure you understand what they mean.

    Your problem is you see them as infallible Gods JC. I see them as mere humans with flaws such as greed and given the right opportunities and circumstances, the enthusiastic capacity to screw many hard working people out of billions.

    Lol. I see banks as very leveraged businesses. A sudden change in asset values caused by government failure can easily see them go to the wall.

    Every chance you get you’re on here advancing the cheap labour, more immigration line. defending globalism and the immigration ponzi because GDP. I know you don’t like me calling you out on it but the fact is it’s crystal clear you couldn’t give a fuck how people get along in the future with their cheap labour imposed menial job lifestyles as long as your Wall St heroes make a buck from their misery.

    You really don’t understand what creates high and growing wages, do you. Read a book. You seem to think you’re right wing, although i have my doubts as you have more in common with Fascist economics- corporatism. However I suggest you read Mises and see if you can understand things like capital formation and how higher wages are derived. I’m happy to help you through it.

    Currently your position is hike up tariffs, import controls and hey presto, wages rise and there’s prosperity for all for eternity. This is beyond stupid, bill the butcher type thinking.

    Loathsome. Yes, it’s an opinion. An accurate one too champ.

    Its as accurate as Fault’s newsletter warning people of an aboriginal uprising caused by a cache of weapons hidden in Alan Bond’s underground bunker.

  162. Roger

    But there are two ways of knowing, both imminent and transcendent!

    Immanent.

  163. Tel

    Boris, I suggest the key with Trump is to look at results, not what he says.

    The trouble is, Putin may not follow your advice.

    That’s the beautiful thing about looking at results.

    There’s not optional component to it. Trump’s opponents HAVE to look at results because the results stand regardless; but this is a lesson Putin already deeply understands and the Democrats are having great difficulty with.

    On the topic of results, everyone’s favourite super-bear Peter Schiff has been making dreadful predictions about where the Trump economy is going, and I think he’s putting too much egg in that pudding.

    https://www.schiffradio.com/trump-fed-blame-recession-ep-372/

    Schiff trashes Janet Yellen, which annoys me a bit because I’m kind of warm to Ma Yellen, she did the right thing at the right time, very measured and inscrutable. I get what Schiff is saying about Trump is angling to blame the Fed while the Fed is working themselves into a position to blame Trump, but it’s parlor games, right? What do you guys think?

  164. Makka

    I find your position totally hypocritical. You’re ensconced somewhere in the dark continent earning money as an economic migrant peddling the line that no one else in that god forsaken place is as intelligent nor skilled up as you.

    Lol, I know this is a radical concept but I actually work for my money arsehole. I assist in producing things and help others better their position. While you make pixels and hot air. Sure their are others with my skills but my employer sought me out because they wanted me here. So clearly, in Africa, there are certain skills in short supply. This is stuff you only read about in your parasite lifestyle JC.

    You really don’t understand what creates high and growing wages, do you.

    FFS, ten minutes ago you were loudly arguing for the joys of being a “bespoke labourer” such as a barista or hotel doorman, a cleaning lady. YOU speak of others hypocrisy? Listen to your shameful self.

    “Currently your position is hike up tariffs, import controls and hey presto, wages rise and there’s prosperity for all for eternity”

    I forgot to mention how much of a LIAR you are JC. You make shit up all the time when you are called out for your bullshit and hypocrisy. Put the link up champ.

    JC:

    I mean, how can the poor little bloke draw a decent wage, right?

    Thanks for confirming my accurate opinion of you. Fucking parasite happy to impose low wage lives on the country with the immigration ponzi. Low energy parasitism.

  165. Makka

    What do you guys think?

    Schiff has been predicting Armageddon for nearly a decade. He’s smart sure but you can’t make money from him.

  166. Roger

    That’s the beautiful thing about looking at results.

    The results of the neo-con intervention in Ukraine are clear: civil war and Russian annexation of Crimea.

    That went well.

    Four years later Trump has gone a long way to restoring relations with Russia while simultaneously demanding a strengthened NATO.

    Win, win.

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NATIONAL AFFAIRS
    Independent Liberal brands Perth candidate ‘Rudd clone’

    The Australian
    12:00AM July 21, 2018

    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    Perth
    @AndrewBurrell7

    A Liberal Party member contesting the Perth by-election as an independent has branded Labor’s Patrick Gorman a “clone of Kevin Rudd”, as he tries to win over tens of thousands of disenfranchised conservative voters in the marginal seat.

    The Liberal Party decided in May not to contest the poll despite winning 42 per cent of the primary vote in 2016, leading businessman and long-time party member Paul Collins to brand himself as the “independent Liberal” in the fight to steal the seat from Labor.

    Mr Collins, 46, said he was angry when the Liberals chose not to field a candidate, a decision ­attributed to a lack of funding and concerns in the Turnbull government about a possible backlash over WA’s low share of the GST.

    “They have abandoned the Liberal voters of Perth, and now I am holding the flag,” he said.

    Mr Collins said Labor’s selection of Mr Gorman, a former ALP state secretary, to contest Perth was a “parachute job” as there had been no preselection process.

    Mr Gorman, 33, is widely credited with running Labor’s highly successful campaign that led to Mark McGowan’s landslide victory in WA last year. He also served as a close adviser to Mr Rudd when he was prime minister and foreign minister.

    Mr Collins said Mr Gorman was a poor candidate compared with some of Labor’s previous MPs for Perth. “He was one of Kevin Rudd’s longest-serving staffers — is he a clone of Kevin Rudd?”

    From the Oz.

  168. zyconoclast

    PARIS (Reuters) – France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

    The aid, which will arrive on a Russian plane to a Russian military base in northwestern Syria from France on Saturday, comes after an agreement between President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin following talks since May.

  169. stackja

    2GB reports Greens want action on NT.

  170. zyconoclast

    Pierre Trudeau was a Communist

    Also in 1951, the Communist World Peace Council, and the Communist World Federation of Trade Unions, then run by V.V. Kuznetsov of Soviet Intelligence, began planning an international economic conference to be held the next year in Moscow.

    Indeed, so obvious was the nature of the· forthcoming conference that in December, 1951, then-Canadian Justice Minister Stuart Garson warned all Cabinet Ministers that it was a Communist operation, and advised that government employees should not attend.

    The conference was held in April, 1952. Of the 471 delegates, 132 were from officially Communist countries. Observers at the time estimated that 300 of the remaining 339 were known or suspected Party members – which left 39 or so for window dressing.

    Marcus Leslie Hancock, one of the six delegates from Canada, says the Canadian delegation was organized by the Canadian Communist Party, which also paid the delegates’ bills. Hancock, then a Communist, says that everyone else he knew in the delegation was also a Party member.

    The report of that conference, printed in Moscow, is now very hard to get. All copies in Canadian libraries have disappeared. You see a part of that report reproduced on Page 3. As you see, one of the delegates was Pierre-Elliott Trudeau. Indeed, the fact that Trudeau’s name appears first means he headed the Communist delegation.

    Hancock says he didn’t know Trudeau, who stayed at a different hotel. Millionaires, after all, don’t mix with peasants. It’s outré.

    Trudeau apparently was inspired in Moscow. He couldn’t wait to get home, where he began writing pro-Soviet articles. He couldn’t understand why Le Droit (Ottawa) and L’Action Catholique (Quebec City) began calling him a Communist.

  171. testpattern

    To: Allanah McTiernan
    From: Shaun the Sheep, Katanning

    Dear Minister

    I would like to lodge an official complaint re the Awassi Cruise Line.

    While the operators indeed kept their commitment to us of a summer cruise likewise their compelling promise of a swim in the world’s biggest sheep dip, imagine my disappointment when they crammed Eagles and Dockers fans into the same pens! I hope you can impress upon the operators that any repeat in future of such absurd and cruel treatment can only end in a riot, embarrassment for our industry and subsequent fallout detrimental to our economy. I attach a holiday snap of one poor Eagles fan after he’d learned Nic Nat had been injured again and trampled by vengeful dockers supporters.

    Shaun

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/06/03/4BE5AA2200000578-5695837-image-a-6_1525574865025.jpg

  172. zyconoclast

    1913: When Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin all lived in the same place

    A century ago, one section of Vienna played host to Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Tito, Sigmund Freud and Joseph Stalin.

    Trotsky and Stalin were just two of a number of men who lived in central Vienna in 1913 and whose lives were destined to mould, indeed to shatter, much of the 20th century.

    It was a disparate group. The two revolutionaries, Stalin and Trotsky, were on the run. Sigmund Freud was already well established.

    The psychoanalyst, exalted by followers as the man who opened up the secrets of the mind, lived and practised on the city’s Berggasse.

    The young Josip Broz, later to find fame as Yugoslavia’s leader Marshal Tito, worked at the Daimler automobile factory in Wiener Neustadt, a town south of Vienna, and sought employment, money and good times.

    Then there was the 24-year-old from the north-west of Austria whose dreams of studying painting at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts had been twice dashed and who now lodged in a doss-house in Meldermannstrasse near the Danube, one Adolf Hitler.

  173. Makka

    Pierre Trudeau was a Communist

    The greatest weapon the left possess is their control over education curricula and specifically the non-teaching of history.

  174. John Constantine

    “Putting this all together, instead of bringing the world together, social media is increasingly helping to elevate the voices tearing it apart, while its international reach, massive centralized data warehouse and algorithms that can divine the most sensitive and intimate elements of our lives are likely to increasingly become a go-to one-stop shop for the world’s intelligence agencies to spy on and influence the world while governments themselves increasingly leverage their legal powers to force Facebook to help them hunt down dissent and those different from themselves. Welcome to a world even Orwell could not have imagined.”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2018/07/20/facebook-as-the-ultimate-government-surveillance-tool/#43dff45a2909

  175. JC

    Lol, I know this is a radical concept but I actually work for my money arsehole.

    I’m sure, which is why you’re at the Cat for a good part of each day talking up the virtues zero immigration and raising import tariffs and quotas. Anyone supervising this backbreaking work you’re doing, because the only sweat I can envisage is dependent on the humidity content for the day.

    I assist in producing things and help others better their position. While you make pixels and hot air.

    Yep, you work and only you do. Others never have, only you and of course your work is morally superior than anyone else. Don’t make me laugh with this hyper sanctimony.

    Sure their are others with my skills but my employer sought me out because they wanted me here. So clearly, in Africa, there are certain skills in short supply. This is stuff you only read about in your parasite lifestyle JC.

    Of course. In a continent of 1.3 billion people you’re the only one they could find with excellent work skills. No one on the African continent was found to be as capable. That’s funny, because it’s exactly opposite to the policy you advocate for Australia. Australian employers shouldn’t have that right to look outside – even for CEO positions, according to you.
    Logical consistency is one of your worse traits.

    FFS, ten minutes ago you were loudly arguing for the joys of being a “bespoke labourer” such as a barista or hotel doorman, a cleaning lady. YOU speak of others hypocrisy? Listen to your shameful self.

    Of course, they’re awful jobs according to you. Have you ever heard of the barber example? Ask me some time, as refutes all your dumb ideas about trade, wages etc.

    I forgot to mention how much of a LIAR you are JC. You make shit up all the time when you are called out for your bullshit and hypocrisy. Put the link up champ.

    You just spend your employers time posting fakenews here.

    Thanks for confirming my accurate opinion of you. Fucking parasite happy to impose low wage lives on the country with the immigration ponzi. Low energy parasitism.

    Applying your own standard, how fucking parasitical are you taking away someone’s job there. And don’t give me that swill you’re the only person capable out of 1.3 billion people, as that’s just bullshit. No one as pig headed as you is that valuable.

  176. stackja

    Makka
    #2770042, posted on July 22, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    Pierre Trudeau was a Communist

    The greatest weapon the left possess is their control over education curricula and specifically the non-teaching of history.

    And the gullible MSM.

  177. Percy Popinjay

    Poor ol’ Hillary. Why don’t they just quietly euthanase her?

    Presumably because Pol Dot continues to be unavailable for comment. Those Kampuchean jungles aren’t going to quietly contemplate themselves.

  178. zyconoclast

    Heart doctor for former President George H.W. Bush killed in bicycle drive-by shooting

    A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.

    Dr. Mark Hausknecht and the shooter were both riding bikes on South Main Street, near Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, shortly before 9 a.m. local time, Executive Assistant Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference.

    Hausknecht, 65, was biking north when he passed the shooter going in the other direction, Finner said. The shooter turned, fired two shots at Hausknecht and rode away on his bike, Finner said.

  179. mh

    Just to clear something up from the top of this page, it was Andrew Bolt on Insiders that got drama queen David Marr reading a newspaper. Annabel Crabb was the other guest. Bolt was attempting to give some global warming facts to his fellow panelists. Marr started referring to the alumni of Bumcrack University, and when Bolt persisted Marr started reading the newspaper.

    Piers Akerman was thrown off the show for stating the fact that there was a widespread belief that
    Julia Gillard’s boyfriend was gay.

  180. Makka

    More low energy bullshit from you JC. You have no real life concept of the real working world other than restaurant reviews , pictures of property and quarterly reports. In other words your opinions are as hollow as your fkg head. And don’t forget to send us more riveting shit from your beach full of white beached whales while in Sardinia. Can’t wait.

    Judging by the length and details of your pathetic responses you’re hurt by the truth. Lol now running the desperate line that you alone get to decide who posts what here. JC, you couldn’t make it as a dorm monitor. You’re too transparently inadequate.

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘The police might as well put on masks and join in’: Canadiana right-wing commentator Lauren Southern accuses the Australian police of causing as much chaos as protesters

    Daily Mail.

  182. Tel

    What’s the bet on Tesla hitting the skids pretty soon?

    Can someone suggest an easy path to profit on a Musk flavoured Far Cup? Without sticking my neck out too far.

  183. zyconoclast

    Gay and African-American rabbi wants to shatter stereotypes of what a J3w looks like

    (at least check out the picture)

    NEW YORK (JTA) — As a J3w of color, Rabbi Georgette Kennebrae has had her fair share of experiences that have made her feel less than welcome in the J3wish community. People sometimes assume that she is a member of the synagogue janitorial staff rather than the rabbi. Sometimes when visiting a synagogue, she’ll be asked if she’s lost.

    In her position as the newly installed rabbi of West End Synagogue, a Reconstructionist congregation on the Upper West Side, Kennebrae aims to challenge notions of what a J3w looks like.

    Kennebrae, 42, wants to make people “understand that I’m not rare as a J3w of color, that there are many of us and that it shouldn’t be an automatic assumption that I’m a J3w-by-choice because I’m brown,” she said at a coffee shop near her congregation.

    Earlier this year she was awarded a Schusterman Fellowship, an 18-month leadership development program of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

    J3wish organizations are increasingly focusing on embracing diversity within their own communities and highlighting the voices of J3ws of color. Though 11 percent of American J3ws do not identify as white, according to the Steinhardt Social Research Institute’s American J3wish Population Project, there are relatively few people of color in visible leadership roles in the J3wish community.

    Kennebrae, who was installed last month and has been working at the synagogue since last August, was born in Japan, where her father was serving in the U.S. Air Force. His job later took the family to Oklahoma, when Kennebrae was 2 years old, and then back to Japan for a year when she was 9.

    She enjoyed moving around and says it helped her gain skills that prove useful in her work as a congregational rabbi.

    “When you are constantly moving, you have to be open to what is there and being where you are, and meeting people where they are and figuring out ways to build bridges and connect,” Kennebrae said, “and I think that’s what we do as congregational rabbis as well.”

    Her family was Protestant but not religious, and she did not attend church growing up. In college, she joined an African-American Southern Baptist church but found there was still something missing.

    Her interest in Jvdaism came as she was struggling with another aspect of her identity: her s3xual orientation. As she grappled with coming out as a lesbian, a friend gave her the book “The Chosen,” by the late J3wish author Chaim Potok. The book’s chronicling of two Orthodox boys struggling with religion appealed to her.

    “I just loved the ability to ask questions — that wasn’t present in my Southern Baptist community,” she said. “I really longed for that, so I started exploring.”

    Kennebrae eventually ended up converting to Jvdaism, and found similarities between being part of a military family and being J3wish.

    “They’re both deeply rooted in tradition, they both have cultures of their own, they both have their own language, or sets of languages that they use, so you either know it or learn it, and they’re largely centered in various places,” she said.

    Her experience in a military family made her want to support others in similar situations. Her original goal in enrolling in the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College was to be a chaplain. During her studies, Kennebrae realized that she wanted to be able to build long-term relationships with the people she would serve — and that required a different route.

    “When you move every two or three years it’s a little more challenging to make that happen, so I fell in love with congregational work,” she said.

    “I love the fact that I can do a baby naming, I can marry people, officiate at their weddings and when the time comes, God forbid, I bury their parents or their grandparents. It takes longevity in order to build those relationships.”

    During rabbinical school, she did internships at the Reconstructionist Synagogue of North Shore on Long Island, the Bristol J3wish Center in Pennsylvania and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, an LGBTQ synagogue in Manhattan.

    Kennebrae, the mother of three teenagers, is passionate about encouraging conversations on difficult topics, including death and end-of-life decisions. She thinks that as families shifted away from caring for elderly relatives in the home, the topic has become more taboo and scarier.

    “I deeply believe that when one is able both individually and as a community to look at our mortality, and to acknowledge it and to acknowledge our fears and our worries, and to work through them and to plan for it, it exponentially enhances one’s life,” she said.

    Jvdaism has rituals that help mourners deal with loss, such as the weeklong shiva and 30-day shloshim period that follows a death. But there is less of a focus on preparing for death before it happens, Kennebrae says. She is participating in What Matters, an initiative at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan that uses J3wish values to encourage conversations about end-of-life decisions.

    “We are working on what happens before death,” she said. “Do we have our ethical wills in place? Have we done our legal wills? Have we decided what we want or not to happen to us if we’re in a hospital?”

    Kennebrae says her mix of identities helps enrich the J3wish community.

    “I feel really blessed,” she said. “People sometimes ask me about my community, and West End Synagogue has a black, lesbian, female rabbi, and that’s just another celebration of Jvdaism.”

  184. egg_

    Great to see Cats sharing some muscle car pr0n today, much appreciated.

  185. John Constantine

    TOU tlou energy is active in Botswana, one of the better African locations.

    Interesting, because the Botswana government actually has an interest in reliable and cheap electricity for the citizens.

    TOU has enough gas proved up for the project, but it is cheap to drill for shallow coal with its own rig and analyse it with its own desktop lab.

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180719/pdf/43wmf9fl26yh5w.pdf

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180607/pdf/43vlt8s88r7fs5.pdf

    Not a tip, because the fastest money has been made, but it is interesting to see Botswana is proving itself smarter than turnbull and shorten. [ only Botswana is smarter in the real world, while their turnfailure and their shortfilth are smartest in the role playing gameworld of Canberra.]

  186. Percy Popinjay

    As a Joo of colour, Rabbi Georgette Kennebrae

    Insane, these carbon based lifeforms are.

  187. JC

    More low energy bullshit from you JC.

    I hope I’m low energy responding to you, as you’re not worth expanding much energy on, you pigheaded nonce.

    You have no real life concept of the real working world other than restaurant reviews , pictures of property and quarterly reports.

    I know, I ought to be sitting in Africa in an air conditioned office pretending I’m worked off my feet. Like you.

    In other words your opinions are as hollow as your fkg head. And don’t forget to send us more riveting shit from your beach full of white beached whales while in Sardinia. Can’t wait.

    I’m not going to Sardinia this year. Hopefully, I’m off to the Amalfi coast early August. I’ll let you know how the restaurant trade is doing there. -) Food’s good I here.

    Judging by the length and details of your pathetic responses you’re hurt by the truth. Lol now running the desperate line that you alone get to decide who posts what here. JC, you couldn’t make it as a dorm monitor. You’re too transparently inadequate.

    More bilge. Look Milt, you’re always here posting stuff, so explain to the folk here your economic model dealing with trade and wages. Lets see your model, you genius.

  188. egg_

    Bumcrack University

    Marr would be a frequent flyer?

  189. JC

    What’s the bet on Tesla hitting the skids pretty soon?

    .002% to zero.
    These views are really silly. Tesla has a market cap of $55 billion. It could raise $10 billion in 5.78 seconds, after which the stock could even be higher.

    more:

    Cut through the smoke and these are the facts about Musk and Tesla.

    In 2010, sales were ~$30m per quarter. Now sales are $3.4b per quarter.

    The stock is up 10x since then and higher by 7% over the past 6 months, 200bps better than the SPY.

    Yep, it’s a terrible stock and the muskman has done an awful job making stockholders richer.

  190. rickw

    ‘The police might as well put on masks and join in’: Canadian right-wing commentator Lauren Southern accuses the Australian police of causing as much chaos as protesters

    Anyone surprised?

  191. Makka

    I know, I ought to be sitting in Africa in an air conditioned office pretending I’m worked off my feet. Like you.

    Hahaha. Admit it, your soft little pink hands haven’t seen a days work in your life. You don’t know the meaning of work. Yet you somehow through lots of blogs and reading have managed to discern with absolute accuracy the best way for others to have a great life through low wages and ponzi immigration schemes.

    You’re empty. Hollow.

    Btw, nothing wrong with the Amalfi close – it’s inspiring. Don’t forget to tip the African valets.

  192. JC

    Btw, nothing wrong with the Amalfi close – it’s inspiring. Don’t forget to tip the African valets.

    I’m always generous with tips, are you?

    By the way, I’m waiting for the economic model.

  193. Gab

    Hausknecht, 65, was biking north when he passed the shooter going in the other direction, Finner said. The shooter turned, fired two shots at Hausknecht and rode away on his bike, Finner said.

    That’s sounds more like a hit than a mere “shooting”. Wonder why he was targeted and by who? What did he have on Hillary?

  194. stackja

    Man shot at western Sydney unit block
    Australian Associated Press
    11 minutes ago

    A man has been rushed to hospital after being shot in Sydney’s west.

    Police were called to a unit block on George Street in Warwick Farm about 5.20pm on Sunday.

    A man with an apparent gunshot wound has been taken to Liverpool Hospital, while another is assisting police with their inquiries.

  195. Makka

    I’m always generous with tips, are you?

    Jeez, ffs pay attention. I’m making my valuable time available to give them jobs HERE. Not parking your Fiat Punto at the Marina Riviera.

  196. Stimpson J. Cat

    zyconoclast
    #2770052, posted on July 22, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    Gay and African-American rabbi wants to shatter stereotypes of what a J3w looks like

    +100 for editing all those “e”s.

    Inspiring.

  197. stackja

    Warwick Farm shooting: Man rushed to Liverpool Hospital in critical condition
    The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A MAN is fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot at Warwick Farm last night.

    The incident took place at a unit block on George St about 5.20pm.

    It is believed the man suffered a gunshot wound to the back.

    He was reported to be in a critical condition in Liverpool Hospital.

    Another male was taken to Liverpool police station for questioning after the incident.

    Detectives established a crime scene at the location and commenced investigations.

    MORE TO COME

  198. Makka

    Yes, Amalfi is truly breathtakingly beautiful. There is no other blue anywhere as on the Amalfi coast.

  199. Cassie of Sydney

    “The police might as well put on masks and join in’: Canadian right-wing commentator Lauren Southern accuses the Australian police of causing as much chaos as protesters”

    Anyone surprised?”

    Nyet, not surprised. Lauren Southern is right, such is the pathetic and cretinous state of the politicised Victorian police force. Whilst the VicPolice are aiding and assisting Antifa and other socialist scum, they also may as well aid and assist the Sudanese gangs terrorising Melbourne in the interests of promoting multiculturalism. As a start they could offer to drive them around various Melbourne suburbs and sit back and watch whilst the gangs trash houses, steal cars and bash people.

  200. Boambee John

    Many others will be like today’s baristas—not rich, but not unemployed either.

    So there will still be a market for graduates in Yartz and Sociology?

  201. Death Giraffe

    I tried to plug in the most despicable version of me.
    Still not a psychopath.
    Need to harden up. Stop being so nice.
    Think I’ll go knee cap a giraffe, or punch a porpoise in the blowhole.

  202. Tintarella di Luna

    Good Lord. Hillary wears actual tent (or dressing gown?) to public event:

    What is she wearing? Hillary Clinton … at OzyFest in New York (VIDEO).

    In that get-up at Ozy-fest Hillary reminds me a bit of Jane Caro, I could be perchance that she has her mouth open.

  203. Leigh Lowe

    Makka

    #2770069, posted on July 22, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Yes, Amalfi is truly breathtakingly beautiful. There is no other blue anywhere as on the Amalfi coast.

    We were there back last century.
    Stayed at the the old convent.
    With a bit of sea haze the view out the window was just the full spectrum of blue from sea to sky.

  204. Tintarella di Luna

    The greatest weapon the left possess is their control over education curricula and specifically the non-teaching of history.

    And the gullible MSM.

    Maybe they’re not gullible but deeply complicit.

  205. JC

    Leigh , makka

    Never been and really looking forward to it.

  206. egg_

    Maybe they’re not gullible but deeply complicit.

    +100

  207. thefrolickingmole

    Think I’ll go knee cap a giraffe, or punch a porpoise in the blowhole.

    Oh no Arky, no!!!!

  208. pete m

    Positano is smaller and nicer than Salerno.

  209. Tel

    A man with an apparent gunshot wound has been taken to Liverpool Hospital, while another is assisting police with their inquiries.

    Wow, that really will break up the routine at Liverpool Hospital.

    Most of the patients stagger in holding the guts together with a knife wound.

  210. Leigh Lowe

    JC

    #2770080, posted on July 22, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Leigh , makka

    Never been and really looking forward to it.

    More than twenty years since we were there.
    I doubt you will be disappointed.
    It is one of those places I want to go back to.

  211. H B Bear

    Mr Gorman, 33, is widely credited with running Labor’s highly successful campaign that led to Mark McGowan’s landslide victory in WA last year.

    Caligula’s horse would have won against Emperor Barney. It is a tribute to him that the WA are so broke that they can’t even afford to run a candidate.

  212. Frank

    That dolphin cartoon was pretty sinister.

  213. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Caligula’s horse would have won against Emperor Barney. It is a tribute to him that the WA are so broke that they can’t even afford to run a candidate.

    Empoerer Barney told the citizens of Toodyay, who lost their houses when a Western power pole fell over and started a major bushfire, that ” They shouldn’t be wasting their time sueing Western Power, they should be rebuilding their houses and getting on with their lives.”

  214. Rae

    Looks gorgeous, no?

    The Amalfi Coast is beautiful. Driving between Naples and Sorrento, or calling in by sea on the way to and from Capri. It is an excellent place for a short stay on a visit to Italy.

  215. Oh come on

    Trump is a butcher. He doesn’t give a shit how he hacks into the carcass as long as he cuts it up even with blood and guts going everywhere. Mogg’s too much of a well mannered surgeon.

    I prefer the Trump type.

    No no no Trump is the yin to Rees-Mogg’s yang. Their extremely different approaches are very complementary. The most polite and well-bred assassin you’ve ever met, Rees-Mogg, goes out of his way to make that clear. It will be brilliant to see them in action together.

    Like Bush and Blair ought to have been.

  216. C.L.

    Donald J. [email protected]
    25m25 minutes ago

    Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of “Justice” and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!

    […]

    Donald J. [email protected]
    5m5 minutes ago

    Looking more & more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Ask her how that worked out – she did better with Crazy Bernie. Republicans must get tough now. An illegal Scam!

  217. calli

    Ahhh…Sorrento. Got lost trying to find our hotel – the GPS sent us down what looked like a hole in a wall. It was two way, but only in Italy. Here it would be a footpath.

    Finally found the place at the bottom of the cliff. Shown to the room which looked a bit poky and dark. When I pulled the curtains to let in some light, there, framed in the window, was Mt Vesuvius.

    🌋

  218. Oh come on

    Polite, well-bred and fundamentally decent, I should have said. Rees-Mogg is a genuinely remarkable politician.

  219. C.L.

    JudicialWatch calls it: FBI colluded with DNC (and Russia), committed high crimes …

    These documents are heavily redacted but seem to confirm the FBI and DOJ misled the courts in withholding the material information that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC were behind the “intelligence” used to persuade the courts to approve the FISA warrants that targeted the Trump team. Given this corruption, President Trump should intervene and declassify the heavily redacted material.

  220. Makka

    Given this corruption, President Trump should intervene and declassify the heavily redacted material.

    The nuke that destroys the Dems. It will lead to exposing contents of both HRC’s server and Wiener’s laptop. No coming back from that.

  221. jupes

    Mr Gorman, 33, is widely credited with running Labor’s highly successful campaign that led to Mark McGowan’s landslide victory in WA last year.

    Yee fucking hah. Hasn’t that worked out well. Aside from Kim Beazley I can’t imagine anyone would be too happy with the clowns running the state at the minute.

    Not unrelated: I have just received my City of Perth Rate Notice. The first thing I noticed was that it had increased by $64 from last year. Why? It doesn’t say. The second thing I noticed is that there is a $430 State Government Levy. Again why? No doubt to fund their annual pay rises. Pricks.

    I will be voting in the Perth by election next week but there is no one who deserves my vote. Not even close.

  222. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2770078, posted on July 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm
    The greatest weapon the left possess is their control over education curricula and specifically the non-teaching of history.

    And the gullible MSM.

    Maybe they’re not gullible but deeply complicit.

    To me both.

  223. Oh come on

    This never gets old: Resist we much…

    There was only one MLK, sorry Al. You’re going to have to get your own act.

    Someone better tell Noel Pearson.

  224. Gary

    How did your interview go jupes?

  225. jupes

    How did your interview go jupes?

    I think it went okay but there is another one before I get hired. We’ll see …

  226. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I will be voting in the Perth by election next week but there is no one who deserves my vote. Not even close.

    Who’s the bloke running as an “independent Liberal?”

  227. I will be voting in the Perth by election next week but there is no one who deserves my vote. Not even close.

    There is only one way to vote now, Jupes. Ignore the political parties. Mark the sitting Member last, regardless of party, and donkey vote the rest upwards, downwards, or random. If the sitting Member has resigned/retired, mark his party replacement last, and all the rest as above.

    Constructive chaos.

  228. Frank

    Given this corruption, President Trump should intervene and declassify the heavily redacted material.

    Should it be timed for the mid terms or 2020 do you think?

  229. Bruce in WA

    Looks gorgeous, no?

    Indeed it is, absolutely. But also a tourist trap. (And, incidentally, Capri is even worse.)

  230. Top Ender

    Paul Murray Live broadcasting from Tennant Creek….

  231. Oh come on

    Oh for chuck steak, MV. Everyone has heard your don’t vote crap. Why don’t you reincarnate that real winner of yours, “Nunov Themm”? You promised he/she/it would be a real barnstormer come polling time way back when. Yeah, nah.

    Look, MV. Everyone has heard it your refrain. You say don’t vote. You say it’s a waste of time. You have said this probably hundreds of times. Everyone has heard your take.

    DULY NOTED.

    Please change the record?

  232. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I think it went okay but there is another one before I get hired. We’ll see …

    All the best, jupes, I hated job interviews.

  233. cohenite

    DrBeauGan

    #2769888, posted on July 22, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Here is a test to see if you are a psychopath. I scored 10 which means I ain’t

    http://vistriai.com/psychopathtest/

    Psychopaths don’t take tests.

  234. Confused Old Misfit

    Given this corruption, President Trump should intervene and declassify the heavily redacted material.

    What is Session’s position in all this?

  235. Steve trickler

    Only a few cents more, for a little glass ball ……they could have included Pluto?



    They would have run out of room, if they did. Good stuff.

    Voyager 1 would be positioned, just beyond the mountain range.

  236. cohenite

    What is Session’s position in all this?

    Million dollar question.

  237. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t have a link, but apparently the anti fascist mob did mount a protest outside the Lauren Southern meeting, in Perth.

  238. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2770098, posted on July 22, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Ahhh…Sorrento

    I had to get myself from Sorrento to Amalfi and missed the regular bus.
    Waiting at bus stop decided I wasn’t going to wait 3 hours for the next one.
    Hailed a cab and got a quote … $100 (this was mid 1990’s).
    Asked the three Poms at the bus-stop if they wanted to share the cab.
    They hemmed and hawed.
    (Well, they wanted to share the cab but not the fare).
    They were waiting for me to say “No worries. Jump in.”
    Instead I said “Let’s go driver”.
    The driver had spent 12 months in Melbourne (probably executing wayward fruiterers) and had good English.
    Best ever guided tour of the coast with some homespun Italian culture thrown in.
    He laughed about the Poms … “The English go on holiday to save money and complain that it is not like home. The Italian goes on holiday for fun.”

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