Open Forum: August 11, 2018

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  1. Infidel Tiger

    “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
    ― Nikola Tesla

    Trump is the great disruptor.

    Doesn’t really matter what his policies are. He is doing the Lord’s work.

  2. C.L.

    “A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a school groundskeeper who said the company’s weedkillers, including Roundup, caused his cancer. The company was ordered pay $289 million in damages.

    More:

    The jury in Superior Court of California in San Francisco deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed to warn Mr. Johnson and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weedkillers.

    It awarded $39 million in compensatory and $250 million in punitive damages.

    Total bullshit from a jury of San Francisco flipper heads.
    The decision, let alone the amount, won’t stand.
    There is no hard science to back up these claims.

  3. John Constantine

    Got a mate with a new hot vegan feminist wymynsys girlfriend.

    Currently living on a diet of mineral water and cigarettes.

    Even honey is banned, as it is an example of capitalist exploitation of the workers. [ serious].

    She is real hot and he will die happy.

    Comrades.

  4. .

    I am unsure about the long-term effects of glyphosate.

    Compared to other stuff (Glean, SpraySeed), it really is safe though.

    The J&J and Monsanto lawsuits are recession causing in themselves. Mind-blowing, really.

  5. Bruce in WA

    As our cruise ship slowly pulled in to Stanley in the Falkland Islands, we were chatting with a very pleasant, elderly British couple. He’d been a civilian pilot, flying freight into and out of Stanley during the war. For those who have never been there, the Falklands are a pretty desolate sight — low-rising, scrubby mounds of rock and not much more. He pointed ahead to a very large rock outcrop on top of a hill.

    “There were some Argies dug in up there — mostly young conscripts who had no desire to be here at all. A British ship stood out to sea and pounded the rocks with gunfire.

    “Finally, the soldiers had had enough. In a lull in the firing, they abandoned their positions and fled, helter-skelter, down the hill.”

    He paused and smiled.

    “The Gurkhas were waiting for them at the bottom of the hill.”

    (I can’t vouch for the veracity of his story, although there definitely were Gurkhas fighting there. As usual, the Poms f***ed them over quite royally after the war — retired Gurkha veterans were paid a pension of just 25% of what regular vets got. Many Gurkhas handed back their medals in protest.)

  6. calli

    in September 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded a decades-long assessment of glyphosate risks and found that the chemical was not likely carcinogenic to humans. But the World Health Organization’s cancer arm in 2015 classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

    That “probably” is a hole big enough to drive a b-double full of cash through.

    Note to glypho users: spray it, don’t drink it.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    Kiwis to ban foreigners buying property.

    Good idea.

  8. .

    Even honey is banned, as it is an example of capitalist exploitation of the workers. [ serious].

    How does she feel about yeast?

  9. Gary

    bla bla KANYE West bla bla

    Monty has done more to entrench Trump support at the Cat.

  10. John Constantine

    5000 anti glyphosate lawsuits may well wear down the system.

    Considering the immense profitability of the totalitarian controlled options to cheap roundup, our Big Crony Law working with Big Crony Business and Big Crony State could easily create a massive profit river of gold by banning cheap open access to a working system, to be replaced by totalitarian controlled access to a slave system of farming.

    All cropping land to fall under the control of the owners of the Big Crony options to roundup.

    Comrades.

  11. .

    Gazza
    #2786394, posted on August 11, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    bla bla KANYE West bla bla

    Please delet.

  12. calli

    The jury in Superior Court of California in San Francisco deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed to warn Mr. Johnson and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weedkillers.

    I find that difficult to believe. Every Roundup package, from the largest to the smallest domestic ones, have extensive use instructions and warnings attached to the container. You peel off the top layer and there it is, stuck on.

    If you get some on you, wash it off immediately. Simples.

    *the solution to pollution is dilution*

  13. Gary

    .
    #2786397, posted on August 11, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    Gazza
    #2786394, posted on August 11, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    bla bla KANYE West bla bla
    Please delet.

    Why?

  14. Boambee John

    Militia Part 2, A Taxonomy of Armed Forces

    In his book Strategy for Tomorrow (MacDonald and Jane’s, 1974), retired French General André Beaufre suggested that future armed forces would be developed at four different levels, depending on the resources available.

    At Level 0, nations have available both the most advanced scientific techniques for military applications and significant financial resources. Level 0 nations maintain a full range of nuclear weapons, strategic missiles and military space technology, as well as capable conventional forces. This standard is currently attainable only by the superpowers, the US, Russia and China.

    At Level 1, nations have available high-level conventional military forces, but a lesser level of finance, and are capable of maintaining only limited nuclear and space capabilities. This level applies to nations such as the UK, France, Israel, Pakistan, India and North Korea, albeit some are experiencing difficulty in keeping this status.

    At Level 2, nations can maintain forces with higher-level conventional armaments, but the cost is so high that the strength of these forces is not adequate to play a decisive military role. Australia struggles to keep even its small permanent forces at Level 2.

    Level 3 is that of simple, inexpensive and unsophisticated materials, operational only at a national level. Beaufre saw the need for smaller nations to combine capabilities at Levels 2 and 3, in a system of ‘national militia’ combined with limited forces of Level 2 capability.

    The future Army Reserve might thus find itself restricted to its original role, to defend ‘Hearths and Homes’ within Australian territory, equipped only at Beaufre’s Level 3, while supporting a small Regular Army equipped at Level 2 with reinforcements for existing units, but not much else.

    Part 3 to follow.

  15. Some History

    “…The Italian Fascists renewed the anti-pasta propaganda. Amid furious public protest, including telegrams from America lobbying for pasta, Mussolini considered banning its consumption throughout Italy.

    In the 1930s, Marinetti, the Italian futurist poet and social reformer, embarked on a well-publicized crusade to change the Italian diet, specifically the centuries-old “addition” to pasta. “It is necessary, once and for all, to annihilate pasta. . . . Pastasciutta , however grateful to the palate, is an obsolete food; it is heavy, brutalizing, and gross; its nutritive qualities are deceptive; it induces sloth, skepticism, and pessimism.” There was speculation that heavy pasta eaters were slow and placid, while meat eaters were aggressive and purposeful. In a country on the threshold of war, Marinetti’s charge, “Spaghetti is no food for fighters!” did not fall on deaf ears. From the quarters of government, medicine, science and academia, the guardians of power and public conscience wondered if in embracing pasta as a national food, the Italians had not also forfeited their predatory and virile instincts, and dimmed their intellectual capacities.
    http://articles.latimes.com/1987-09-13/magazine/tm-7889_1_italian-pasta-cooking/4

  16. .

    It’s a meme Gary. I like Kanye. I’m not genuinely having a go at you.

  17. Beachcomber

    These moslem parasites have been invited in by the fascist left establishment to colonise our welfare state and can now practice female genital mutilation on young girls with the approval of the Uniparty’s judiciary.

    Stick a fork in Australia. We’re done!

  18. Gary

    .
    #2786402, posted on August 11, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    It’s a meme Gary. I like Kanye. I’m not genuinely having a go at you.

    All cool Dot, I’m a bit slow as Iv started my monthly binge early.

  19. H B Bear

    Kiwis to ban foreigners buying property.
    Good idea.

    Well that is one way to pop the housing Ponzi. Anyone want to take a punt on how long before the Kiwis are in recession?

    Democracy – good and hard.

  20. I am unsure about the long-term effects of glyphosate.

    As an orgasmic chemist, I can tell you I wouldn’t handle the stuff without gloves, nor would I drink it.
    Other than that. Pfft.
    Studies on mammals reveal nothing threatening.
    However, there has been little work done on small mammals e.g. children
    So don’t spray your kids.

  21. testpattern

    ‘Ben Roberts-Smith is only one of many’

    He was almost alone in allowing himself to be commodified and many saw something like this coming. Teh worst may be the only paper in the world where having a family member in sasr gets you a job. For some, war means memorabilia, good for business. The current public saga is more ‘backstory’ and adds value to collectors’ items.

  22. Chris

    “There were some Argies dug in up there — mostly young conscripts who had no desire to be here at all. A British ship stood out to sea and pounded the rocks with gunfire.

    “Finally, the soldiers had had enough. In a lull in the firing, they abandoned their positions and fled, helter-skelter, down the hill.”

    He paused and smiled.

    “The Gurkhas were waiting for them at the bottom of the hill.”

    I remember a news article after the war describing the fury of some Gurkhas when the Argies surrendered before those Ghurkas got into action.
    I also remember a mate in an Aussie Rapier AA missile battery telling me how when it started they ‘all wanted to go over and have crack at the Argies’ – but by the time it finished they were damn glad they weren’t in it.

  23. Mitch M.

    in September 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency concluded a decades-long assessment of glyphosate risks and found that the chemical was not likely carcinogenic to humans. But the World Health Organization’s cancer arm in 2015 classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

    Glyphosate inhibits the shikimic acid pathway in plants and some of our gut flora. So I reject the argument it is biologically inert in animals. The carcinogenic risk is probably negligible. The surfactants used in Round Up may be a problem but is typically neglected in research. Glyphosate has been detected in humans, including pregnant women.

    Don’t assume it is safe, make sure you use it properly, and don’t let it linger on your body. I’m not worried about glyphosate but I am worried about the attitude some people have towards pesticides and herbicides.

  24. H B Bear

    Interesting incoherent rambler, I am going to hit some weeds this arvo as it has finally stopped Flim Flammering in Perth for a few days. My chemical handling procedures lean towards the casual but I’m still here (so far).

  25. Steve trickler

    Gavin McInnes banned on Twitter.

    Will a YT purge begin?



  26. Chris

    These moslem parasites have been invited in by the fascist left establishment to colonise our welfare state and can now practice female genital mutilation on young girls with the approval of the Uniparty’s judiciary.

    Stick a fork in Australia. We’re done!

    There are a range of possible treatments of the penis from leaving it alone, to minor circumcision to chopping it down the length to split the urethra and piercing across with bones as some Aboriginal groups did.
    It was routine to do the mild one on Western kids up into the 1970s, and gave some health benefits. When our first was born it was pretty much only J3wish boys still getting it, according to our obstetrician.
    Now, rabid queer activists use it as a hate-fetish against the normies and try to ban it.

  27. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ALP hired GetUp! anti-coal man at taxpayer expense

    Michael McKenna
    Queensland Editor
    @McKennaattheOz
    12:00AM August 11, 2018
    31 Comments

    A veteran strategist for GetUp! was hired by Queensland’s Labor Deputy Premier Jackie Trad at taxpayer expense as a “temporary adviser’’ for last year’s state election that was dominated by the ­activist group’s anti-Adani campaign.

    Just a day after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk called the ­November 25 election, Josh Genner was made a senior political staffer — earning about $2000 a week — on a contract that ended on the eve of the poll.

    The Sydney-based activist, whose Linkedin profile states he is still GetUp!’s political director, was formally appointed by the ­Department of Premier and Cabinet. A government spokesman yesterday said he worked as a media adviser for Ms Trad.

    But a source told The Weekend Australian that Mr Genner was only hired “because of his campaign skills’’. Ms Trad was already long-served by the respected Anna Jabour as her media adviser.

    Mr Genner had previously honed his campaign expertise by orchestrating the activist group’s strategies to flood social media and use volunteers to “push call’’ thousands of voters. In the campaign that returned the Palaszczuk government, GetUp! announced it was calling 100,000 voters in key marginal Liberal National Party seats — advocating a first-preference vote for Labor or the Greens. Several of the seats fell to Labor.

    From the Oz.

  28. testpattern

    probably a good thing she hasn’t read catallaxy o.t then

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘Knock yourself out mutt’, WA cop continues racist social media rampage

    ‘A number of new social media posts that appear to have been made by a Perth based West Australian Police officer have been uncovered…A spokesperson for the WA Police Force told NITV News an investigation into Bodenham’s social media conduct is still ongoing…Ms Capewell has also filed a complaint against the officer with the Human Rights Commission.’

    https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/08/07/exclusive-knock-yourself-out-mutt-wa-cop-continues-racist-social-media-rampage

  29. calli

    So don’t spray your kids.

    Unless they’re weedy. Then it’s okay.

  30. Rae

    I am unsure about the long-term effects of glyphosate.

    Studies have previously found a link between exposure to glyphosate and the later development of Non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma.

    Mr. Johnson’s lawyers said he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup and Ranger Pro, another Monsanto glyphosate herbicide

  31. calli

    I’m not worried about glyphosate but I am worried about the attitude some people have towards pesticides and herbicides.

    *Darwin awards*

    When in doubt, read the bloody instructions. Assuming you can read, that is.

  32. Rae

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and occupational exposure to agricultural pesticide chemical groups and active ingredients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    In a handful of papers, associations between pesticides and NHL subtypes were reported; B cell lymphoma was positively associated with phenoxy herbicides and the organophosphorus herbicide glyphosate. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was positively associated with phenoxy herbicide exposure.

  33. thefrollickingmole

    If you were wondering how the rancid left jackals and lickspittles would spin the Alex Jones censoring here it is.

    Does the banning of Alex Jones signal a new era of big tech responsibility?

    Jones has desperately attempted to frame his de-platforming as a first amendment violation, but those who invoke the specter of a slippery slope toward authoritarian censorship distract from true significance of this moment: that we are at an inflection point in the way internet platforms conceive of and protect public discourse for society at large.

    The banishment of Infowars followed an excruciatingly long period of prevarication by Facebook and YouTube – companies that have spent the last two years promising to crack down on bad actors who purposefully sow misinformation and incite violence while simultaneously hosting (and amplifying the reach of) America’s most notorious purveyor of the same.

    The crisis was not precipitated by anything in particular that Jones said or did – such as his longstanding and baseless allegation that the Sandy Hook school shooting was faked. Instead, it was a pointed question from a CNN reporter at a Facebook event touting its work on misinformation that focused public attention on Jones. Once Facebook was forced to argue its position, it was only a matter of time before the contradiction became too great to bear.

    Followed by thousands of words which amount to “hes bad, so sad, ban him and anyone to the right of Lenin”

  34. There truly is something rotten and vicious in the Australian media. Australia is also becoming a more violent country and is just not a nation to be proud of.

    Candy, that’s because they believe that consequences should not apply to them.

    They attacked Barnaby viciously and expect the right not to return the favour? The attacks on Emma Husar is necessary to signal to the left that such behaviour is not tolerated.

    They would’ve had Barnaby suicide and then claim it was proof of guilt. Fuck em.

  35. zyconoclast

    Also astonishing was the original sentence for the mother and ‘nurse’:

    The mother and Ms Magennis were sentenced to 11 months’ home detention, while Mr Vaziri received a maximum 15-month full-time custodial sentence and was later granted bail pending an appeal.

    Slice your child’s genitals and get some home detention. The two women should have been sentenced to a custodial jail term of at least 10 years, the wacko cleric to life.

    Deportation?

  36. Snoopy

    Glyphosate is safe for frogs. It should be good for kids and groundskeepers.

  37. zyconoclast

    Dying cancer patient awarded $A395M in Monsanto Roundup case

    New York: A jury in California has awarded $US289 million ($A395 million) to a former gardener who said he got terminal cancer from Roundup, a widely used weed killer made by US agro-chemical giant Monsanto.

    The jury awarded $US250 million ($A342 million) in punitive damages and more than $US39 million ($A53 million) in compensatory damages to Dewayne Johnson who was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer at age 42 in 2014, according to news reports.

  38. You think I’m an Anon??? 🤔😂🤣

    Anyone risking arkancide would be wise to be anonymous. Although I do like the theory about the whistleblower hotline that was used to catch whistleblowers until Trump cleaned it up.

    I’ll take more notice when these things become facts.

  39. Snoopy

    Ms Trad was already long-served by the respected Anna Jabour as her media adviser.

    Two Lebs. Coincidence is a curious thing.

  40. Zatara

    I find that difficult to believe. Every Roundup package, from the largest to the smallest domestic ones, have extensive use instructions and warnings attached to the container. You peel off the top layer and there it is, stuck on.

    Yes calli, but the warnings weren’t depicted in ancient Mayan hieroglyphs, an obvious failure in duty of care on the part of Monsanto.

  41. zyconoclast

    I’m a bit slow…

  42. Cassie of Sydney

    “The Beer Whisperer
    #2786427, posted on August 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm
    There truly is something rotten and vicious in the Australian media. Australia is also becoming a more violent country and is just not a nation to be proud of.

    Candy, that’s because they believe that consequences should not apply to them.

    They attacked Barnaby viciously and expect the right not to return the favour? The attacks on Emma Husar is necessary to signal to the left that such behaviour is not tolerated.

    They would’ve had Barnaby suicide and then claim it was proof of guilt. Fuck em”

    Yep, fuck em. Sorry Candy but it works both ways. I am not sure I really have much sympathy for Husar.
    What I find interesting with the Husar case is that her trashing was totally precipitated and organised by henchmen within Labor. Husar knows this. It wasn’t the right or the Libs who did this to her, it was her own comrades in the party. This hit piece on her was worthy of a 1938 Moscow Show trial and just short of a ice axe in the head. She was too dumb to realise that’s precisely how the left operate….they will annihilate you and they particularly like to annihilate their own when they transgress. I’m not shedding any tears for her.

  43. RobK

    Rae,
    Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was positively associated with phenoxy herbicide exposure.

    Correlation doesn’t mean causation.

  44. Anne

    Well done, Giraffe.

    Your interview with distinguished neurologist, Richard Peppard, was really fascinating although I was slightly distracted by the unattended strawberry daiquiri to your left.

    I wonder whom that belonged to. 🍹😜

  45. Snoopy

    Can you imagine if the motor car was invented in today’s nanny state environment?

    “Sooo, you’re proposing that these things will be controlled by almost anyone after the most rudimentary testing and will drive past each other at a closing speed of up to 220 km per hour separated by no more than 3 metres of space and a line painted on the roadway?”

  46. Perth Trader

    First ‘they’ came for the greyhounds., I didn’t have greyhounds so I said nothing. Next ‘they’ came for the sheep, I didn’t have any sheep so I said nothing. Next ‘they’ came for the cattle?, I didn’t……

  47. Rae

    Rae,
    Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was positively associated with phenoxy herbicide exposure.

    Correlation doesn’t mean causation.

    RobK,

    I didn’t say it did. I said (my bolding):

    Studies have previously found a link between exposure to glyphosate and the later development of Non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma.

    The article I linked to said “positively associated with“.

    Unsurprisingly, a 2016 study funded by Monsanto found there was no link between glyphosate and Lymphoma. Presumably the jury didn’t believe that.

  48. calli

    RobK, the jury’s decision was based on duty-of-care, not the fact that glyphosate might be dangerous.

    Apparently ample warnings and useage instructions on the packaging are insufficient.

    Interesting implications for other dangerous stuff out there. Mattocks and shovels come to mind.

  49. None

    I had an idea for a Youtube channel:
    About the same time Tom posts the cartoons on the cat, post a video reading out Trump’s overnight tweets and comment on them.
    IT should do it.

    I second that.

  50. Tailgunner

    Ted Cruz

    @tedcruz

    US Senate candidate, TX
    Stop catcalling me.
    Cenk Uygur

    @cenkuygur
    This whole @benshapiro offering to debate @Ocasio2018 issue is ridiculous and shows the bias of the media in favor of the right-wing. Fine, I offer the same $10,000 to debate @tedcruz. Not joking. Guaranteed it gets no coverage. Why won’t the bumbling coward Ted Cruz debate me?!
    7:22 AM – Aug 11, 2018

    Even Ted Cruz is cucking fools in the age of Trump!
    Ant, get in here bro!
    Over at r/ The_Donald they’re calling him
    LION TED
    😀

  51. Rae

    Brent Wisner, a lawyer for Mr. Johnson, said in a statement that jurors had seen for the first time internal company documents “proving that Monsanto has known for decades that glyphosate and specifically Roundup could cause cancer.”

    Monsanto. Was that a tobacco company?

  52. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    5h
    Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH. One new and great FACT – African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in the history of our Country. So honored by this. Thank you Kanye for your support. It is making a big difference!

    There’s an opportunity here for the most profound change in politics since the 60’s.

  53. Infidel Tiger

    Now Ted owns Deadspin, Kimmell and Young Turks.

    He’s building an empire.

    Never stop owning the libs.

  54. Boambee John

    Militia Part 3 (Final)

    A Proposal

    The future Army Reserve might thus find itself restricted to its original role, to defend ‘Hearths and Homes’ within Australian territory, equipped only at Beaufre’s Level 3, while supporting a small Regular Army equipped at Level 2 with reinforcements for existing units, but not much else.

    With that reality in mind, I recommend that readers search for ‘Somali Swarm Tactics on Google, and refer to the extract from Out of the Mountains, by David Kilcullen, Scribe, 2013. Kilcullen is a retired Australian Lieutenant Colonel, who also worked as a counterinsurgency adviser to the US Army. The extract is too long to post here.

    Essentially, the Somalis operate using commercial four-wheel drive vehicles fitted with heavy machine guns and carrying around 10 soldiers, not all of whom dismount. An Australian militia might use similar vehicles, and be armed with light infantry weapons, (light machine guns, rifles and grenade launchers).

    Is this a viable way ahead for the Reserve infantry? The equipment demands are not excessive, while the tactics should be teachable in the limited training time available. It is notable that, except for the significant use of anti-tank weapons and more mortars in Beaufre’s proposed organisations, which also would have used civilian vehicles, and were aimed at a possible Soviet armoured advance into western Europe, the differences between the Somali organisation and his are not great. A similar organisation based on commercial four-wheel drive vehicles was proposed in an article in the Defence Force Journal (No 32, Jan-Feb 1982). See An Alternative Reserve Force, Lieutenant Colonel J.P.F. Nixon (RL).

  55. Perth Trader

    Social Justice Warriors , Human Rights lawyers and Political Parties will cheer the human traffickers of illegal migrants into Aust. These illegal immigrants can be infected with any disease and the boats may sink or burn. But if a ship carrying sheep to the Middle East cant guarantee that ONE , 1 animal wont die on a voyage they will drag the exporters thru the courts even before they set sail.

  56. thefrollickingmole

    Boambee John

    As long as Australia could control the air the militia solution should be extremely doable.
    Lose the air and you’d end up with any fighting restricted to urban areas as a lot of Oz isnt very good for concealment.

  57. thefrollickingmole

    Looks like the yanks can scramble jets inside the USA pretty darn quickly when they want to.

    Non terrorist, but an impressive response time

    Seattle: stolen plane crashes after rogue take-off from Sea-Tac airport
    F-15 fighter planes give chase and ‘ground halt’ declared at Seattle-Tacoma airport in Washington state

    A plane has been stolen from Seattle-Tacoma international airport by an employee and crashed nearby, authorities have confirmed after flights were grounded in a major security incident.

    One or more F-15 fighter planes contacted the rogue aircraft and it crashed soon afterwards, said local media, citing sources at Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM) air force base. The plane came down near Ketron Island in the Puget Sound about 25 miles south-west of the airport.

    Following the crash, a law enforcement spokesperson described the incident as a suicide. The pilot was described as a 29-year-old mechanic. Recordings of an air traffic control conversation with the 29-year-old pilot supported the suicide claim.

    “This is not a terrorist incident,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Detective Ed Troyer said on Twitter.

    “This is a single suicide male,” he continued. “We know who he is. No others involved.”

  58. Perth Trader

    No live animal exporter will risk a $8mill. cargo , a boat idle in port at $40k a day and a week long court case.

  59. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But if a ship carrying sheep to the Middle East cant guarantee that ONE , 1 animal wont die on a voyage they will drag the exporters thru the courts even before they set sail.

    Fair comment. The latest buzzword is that the live sheep trade ‘has lost it’s social licence.”

  60. Chris

    No live animal exporter will risk a $8mill. cargo , a boat idle in port at $40k a day and a week long court case.

    More lamp-posts for politicians.

  61. thefrollickingmole

    Perth Trader

    But Alana “2 flagons” McTiernan insisted there was nothing to stop any other exporter from picking up the stranded sheep.
    Are you crazy enough to believe people with money invested over her???

  62. Boambee John

    Mole at 1515

    Indeed, so our limited resources should be focussed on controlling the air and sea.

    Back in the 1980s and 1990s the phrase “sea-air” gap was heard a lot. Not so much now.

  63. Perth Trader

    Its easier to import illegal aliens than export live sheep.

  64. Chris

    Indeed, so our limited resources should be focussed on controlling the air and sea.

    I I were operating a Landcruiser+RPG unit I would want some pretty good AA capability, after those Apache gun videos out of Iraq.

  65. Des Deskperson

    ‘One member of a busy crossbencher’s office – an office that like Husar’s was on the political frontlines but resourced as a backbencher’s would be – told Fairfax Media that within a year of starting his job he found himself huddled in the toilets in the Qantas lounge crying as he returned to Canberra for a sitting week.”

    What a Fairfax crock. For starters; there this no evidence that Husar’s office was ‘on the frontline’. She was a backbencher and a member of two committees, fairly typical workload. It’s only been on the ‘frontline’ since the allegations about her broke.

    Moreover, even a backbencher is pretty well supplied with tax-payer funded staff. They are each entitled to four full time electoral staff to run their office – five if the electorate is large in area. They may also be allocated additional personal staffer positions on the basis of need. The blubbering staffer referred to above was clearly one of extra staffers there, presumably, to cope with additional workload.

    Parliament sits for around 55 days a year, during which things do get pretty intense. For the rest of the time, unless they are Ministerial or shadow Ministerial staffers – which the waterworks person clearly does – then not much happens and there is plenty of time for recuperation.

    It’s also interesting to note – unless Fairfax got it wrong – that this staffer is entitled to use the ‘Qantas lounge’.

  66. Roger

    Its easier to import illegal aliens than export live sheep.

    Illegals die at sea, “accidents happen”.

    Sheep die at sea, “trade must be shut down”.

  67. Perth Trader

    Frollicking…….Animal Aust. have informed all the exporters , 3 in total , that they will tie them up in the courts if they proceed to export any live sheep.

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Its easier to import illegal aliens than export live sheep.

    May I use that quote at the next WA Farmers Federation meeting I go to?

  69. calli

    It’s also interesting to note – unless Fairfax got it wrong – that this staffer is entitled to use the ‘Qantas lounge’.

    Yes, noticed that Des. Tough gig if true.

    Well, you wouldn’t want to be weeping in the loos with the taxed-to-death hoi polloi, would you?

  70. Des Deskperson

    ‘ unless they are Ministerial or shadow Ministerial staffers – which the waterworks person clearly does – then not much happens and there is plenty of time for recuperation.’

    err, ‘which the waterworks person clearly isn’t’. –

  71. zyconoclast

    Record 63,880 people murdered in Brazil in 2017

    Aug. 9 (UPI) — The number of murders in Brazil increased by by 3 percent to a record high of 63,880 in 2017, according to data released by the Brazilian Public Security Forum Thursday.

    The data showed that 175 people were murdered each day and an overall murder rate of 30.8 per 100,000 people, up from 29.9 in 2016.

  72. zyconoclast

    Lessons in hidden bias for old, white professors

    Young female and ethnic minority academics will “reverse mentor” senior professors as part of a drive to remove barriers to career progression in science.

    The project, which will see young black female academics at the start of their careers coaching older white male professors, is part of a £5.5 million anti-discrimination drive being funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

    It will be led by Jon Rowe, director of research in the University of Birmingham’s college of engineering and physical science.

    He said that female academics in science, technology and engineering departments “often struggle to progress in their careers” but that the reasons for this were not fully understood. The mentoring project aims to expose unconscious biases held by senior staff.

  73. Chris

    It’s also interesting to note – unless Fairfax got it wrong – that this staffer is entitled to use the ‘Qantas lounge’.

    Hivisistan.
    Chairman’s Lounge is for the next level, I think?

  74. zyconoclast

    An Atlanta elementary school announced that students will no longer have to say the Pledge of Allegiance during morning meetings, and will instead recite a ‘Wolf Pack Chant’.

    Lara Zelski, the principal of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, said in a press release on Tuesday that it has become ‘increasingly obvious’ over the past years that more and more of the school community were not standing or reciting the pledge.

    ‘Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our wolf pack chant together,’ the school said.

  75. zyconoclast

    QUEBEC — The Liberal youth wing is calling on the Couillard government to encourage cultural organizations to show greater sensitivity to ethnic minorities and indigenous people in the wake of recent theatre controversies.

    But the youth believe theatres that include more minorities in their productions should be entitled to higher subsidies from organizations like the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC).

  76. Snoopy

    He said that female academics in science, technology and engineering departments “often struggle to progress in their careers” but that the reasons for this were not fully understood.

    Just maybe they are pretty ordinary but no one is suicidal enough to say so?

  77. H B Bear

    Record 63,880 people murdered in Brazil in 2017

    Tough to run a property Ponzi in Brazil with those numbers.

  78. thefrollickingmole

    Perth Trader

    But when they interviewed St Alanah on their ABC she said that wouldnt happen.

    Lets face it they have been allowed to stop a trade they have no part of bar 4 corners and “Muh feelz”.

    They should be free to litigate as log as they put up a bond equal to the annual value of the trade.

  79. Tintarella di Luna

    He said that female academics in science, technology and engineering departments “often struggle to progress in their careers” but that the reasons for this were not fully understood.

    Just maybe they are pretty ordinary but no one is suicidal enough to say so?

    Well I wouldn’t be crossing any bridges they build that’s for sure.

  80. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2786360, posted on August 11, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    One member of a busy crossbencher’s office – an office that like Husar’s was on the political frontlines but resourced as a backbencher’s would be – told Fairfax Media that within a year of starting his job he found himself huddled in the [female] toilets in the Qantas lounge crying as he returned to Canberra for a sitting week.

    Being bumped to Jetstar will do that to you.

  81. thefrollickingmole

    Wow, this is awesome in its awfulness.

    RTWT.

    Oh and being the Gruinaid guess what word doesnt appear at any stage in the article.
    Its a complete mystery why things are so crap.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/10/venezuela-crisis-fuel-driving-census-maduro

    In crisis-hit Venezuela, one dollar can buy two Polar beers, a dozen eggs, or a bar of chocolate. Or, taking advantage of the black market exchange rate, it’s enough for 3.5m litres of petrol.

    But the 92 tankers needed to carry the fuel would probably be stuck at the pump, broken down and without replacement parts.

    ….
    Now, the government is attempting to alleviate the fuel crisis with a nationwide census of vehicles, and though officials have not been forthcoming with specific details, the president, Nicolás Maduro, has said it will lead to “rational” fuel use.
    ..
    In order to register their vehicles under the new census, which began last Friday, car owners must use a government-issued “fatherland card” to log details and fuel consumption online, before lining up at government offices to complete the process.

  82. Chris

    He said that female academics in science, technology and engineering departments “often struggle to progress in their careers” but that the reasons for this were not fully understood.

    Just maybe they are pretty ordinary but no one is suicidal enough to say so?

    NOBODY gets career advancement in academia. They get short-term tutoring contracts while they write up their PhDs, and the full-time faculty age another year in place UNLESS they rake in some serious external dollars to found a ‘chair of low-time female entitlement’ or whatever.

  83. John Constantine

    Importing feed grain to fatten up stock to slaughter for export is not pragmatic.

    Logically, exporting the mouths that cannot be fed in Australia to places where there is feed is the way to go.

    We no longer have the ABC social licence to send unfed mouths to where the feed is.

    Comrades.

  84. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But when they interviewed St Alanah on their ABC she said that wouldnt happen.

    Lets face it they have been allowed to stop a trade they have no part of bar 4 corners and “Muh feelz”.

    The time the live trade in cattle was shut down, in response to THAT A.B.C. report, the price of shipping wethers fell from $135 a head, to just over $55. Appraised of those figures, and asked if there would be any compensation in the event of a similar fall, if the live trade was shut down, the Minister for Agriculture was blunt.

    “No way!”

  85. Mitch M.

    Where is JC? I keep reading reports that there is huge stock market bubble and a crash is expected. I’d like his thoughts.

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Record 63,880 people murdered in Brazil in 2017

    That’s an excellent clearance rate.

  87. Snoopy

    Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people has lowered the sea level around the island it struck by as much as 25 centimetres

  88. Elle

    Mr Giraffe, thank you for part three. I’m about aesthetics, as well as intelligent content. Tick for both. I particularly like your relaxed, laid back demeanour, with what appears to be an alcoholic beverage. It could be ribena.

    Also enjoyed the ‘F’ link.

  89. I keep reading reports that there is huge stock market bubble and a crash is expected. I’d like his thoughts.

    My first pre-warning sign is the number of upmarket product vendors who are going out of business.
    i.e. empty upmarket shop fronts.
    There is a lot.
    I note also that premium product vendors into the farming market are taking a hammering. (anecdotal)

  90. DrBeauGan

    Feminism is great, but it’s only halfway there. It will have finally triumphed when us blokes can stay home with the kids all day and spend the time chatting on Facebook, while our wives go out to work and earn the money to keep us.

  91. excellent clearance rate.

    Get shot in Chicago and you have a fair chance of survival.
    Get shot in the little finger in Sao Paulo and you are probably gunna die.

  92. Mark from Melbourne

    I would just like to note that Arky is – in real life – a toned, fit and highly desirable individual. Not an ounce of fat on him. Veritable Adonis.

  93. zyconoclast

    Refugee claimants in Toronto being moved out of dorms, into hotels

    Hundreds of refugee claimants living in college dormitories are being moved to federally funded hotel rooms across the Greater Toronto Area.

    Approximately 600 asylum seekers were moved to dorms at Centennial College and Humber College in May, amid concerns that they were pushing Toronto’s emergency shelter system beyond its capacity.

    The colleges opened up their dorms on the condition that everybody staying there would be moved out in time for cleaning before September, when students return to class.

  94. testpattern

    ‘Correlation doesn’t mean causation’

    But it does mean that WAs CBH is sweating on this

  95. Snoopy

    The word is that the more nimble of the #NeverBrexit mob have cashed up and gone all in on the GBP.

  96. zyconoclast

    Mother who won child custody battle against Saudi prince plunges to her death from luxury Paris apartment just days after telling relatives she felt ‘threatened’

    Suicide has been ruled out, prompting fears that the tragedy may be connected to her dispute with Sattam al-Saud, a member of the hugely wealthy Saudi royal family.

  97. Chris

    I would just like to note that Arky is – in real life – a toned, fit and highly desirable individual. Not an ounce of fat on him. Veritable Adonis.

    Indeed?
    I have never seen him, but based on your testimony I desire him already.

  98. Snoopy

    It will have finally triumphed when us blokes can stay home with the kids all day

    Hey! Don’t forget Wednesday afternoon tennis.

  99. Infidel Tiger

    And brunch. Lots of brunches.

  100. zyconoclast

    The Confederation of British Industry has released a report calling for an end to targets to limit immigration after Brexit

    The business group also called for immigration to be back on the table in the Brexit talks, avoiding visas for EU citizens in a trade for greater access to the Single Market for British companies.

    In a statement, CBI Deputy Director-General Josh Hardie said: “This is no longer a theoretical debate. It’s about the future of our nation. Openness and control must not be presented as opposites.

    “Scrapping blunt targets, ensuring all who come to the UK contribute and using the immigration dividend to support public services will add to public confidence.”

    Polls show only 15% oppose the Conservative’s long-standing target to reduce net immigration to “tens of thousands” which has never been delivered.

    The Brussels-funded group backed remaining in the EU and for the UK to join the Euro.

    According to a Bank of England report, an increase in net migration of 10% depresses wages of the lowest paid by 2%.

    The Recruitment and Employment Federation also point out lower EU migration has led to higher wages.

    The arrogance of big business in ignoring the concerns of 17.4 million people is disgusting, the CBI has a vested interest in pushing down wages but the British people have had enough

  101. zyconoclast

    Blackadder star Rowan Atkinson backs Boris Johnson in burka row

    Rowan Atkinson, one of Britain’s best-known comedians, has said that Boris Johnson’s comments about the burka were funny and urged him not to apologise.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Waterboarded, stripped naked, thrown against walls and confined in boxes for hours: Declassified reports reveal harsh interrogation techniques used on Al Qaeda operative at CIA black site once run by now-Director Gina Haspel

    Documents declassified Friday describe interrogation of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
    Al Qaeda operative Al-Nashiri was held at a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002
    Current CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw the facility at the time
    Interrogations included waterboarding, stripping and slamming into walls

    Daily Mail…Can anyone see a down side to this story?

  103. zyconoclast

    Waterboarded, stripped naked, thrown against walls and confined in boxes for hours:

    Sound like a plot summary of 50 Shades of Grey.*

    * Have not read or watched.

  104. Mark from Melbourne

    I have never seen him, but based on your testimony I desire him already.

    Wise words, Chris.

    Any sentient being desires Arky. I certainly do.

    Possibly the finest specimen of his (or perhaps any) generation.

  105. JC

    Went out for dinner with friends around Hyde Park. I have never seen so many black letterboxes in my life. FMD

    I saw a passenger black letterbox in a Ferrari and an overweight slob driving.

  106. Frank

    included waterboarding, stripping and slamming into walls

    I heard somewhere that there were only about three people in total that got waterboarded in the end. KSM being one of them, he wound up getting the treatment about 200 times.

    The walling was a fake wall that goes boom when thrown into it. Does not damage but scares people, probably only good for one shot unless the client has severe anxiety issues. Also, don’t forget the infamous “attention grasp”, as Ann Coulter put it, this is the sort of stuff that people do to sort out a misbehaving three year old every day. Someone grabs you around the collar to make you pay attention. None of this stuff is in the realm of broken teeth or expanding mechanical device in the orifice of choice.

    Stripping though, that shit is just nasty.

  107. JC

    Apparently big Boris used the term, “letterbox”and it’s caused outrage.

  108. Infidel Tiger

    Apparently big Boris used the term, “letterbox”and it’s caused outrage.

    That evil slag May and the Remainers are using it as an excuse to go him and destroy Brexit and shore up May’s position.

    There is evil afoot.

    Let us pray JRM is plotting.

  109. Elle

    Feminism is great, but it’s only halfway there. It will have finally triumphed when us blokes can stay home with the kids all day and spend the time chatting on Facebook, while our wives go out to work and earn the money to keep us.

    Many “modern day” blokes do that today. Unfortunately, in many circumstances, both sexes need to work to keep up with the expensive standard of living.

    PS. Feminism will only triumph when you can pass a watermelon through your orifice.

  110. Mitch M.

    My first pre-warning sign is the number of upmarket product vendors who are going out of business.
    i.e. empty upmarket shop fronts.
    There is a lot.
    I note also that premium product vendors into the farming market are taking a hammering. (anecdotal)

    Thanks IR.

  111. H B Bear

    I saw a passenger black letterbox in a Ferrari and an overweight slob driving.

    When Saudi Barbaria falls the only people in Chelsea and Mayfair will be Russians and muzzy sand monkeys.

  112. JC

    Mitch

    Don’t believe the bullshit about bubbles. Financial markets are almost always correctly valued. It’s akways easy to describe a valuation as a bubble when you don’t understand the dynamics.

  113. Tel

    Any sentient being desires Arky. I certainly do.

    Possibly the finest specimen of his (or perhaps any) generation.

    I’ve been clicking on his videos to get the counts up, but there’s only so much Model A carriage work I can deal with. The neuro stuff was pretty interesting, I still have to watch the end of it, actually a podcast version (MP3 audio only) would be more convenient because the video of an interview does not convey a lot of additional information.

  114. H B Bear

    I think I saw the lamest traffic light drag ever this morning. Two middle aged fvcks in Audi Q5s in Subiaco. Beyond lame.

    Even worse than when I was riding the motorbike and you’d get some ethnic in a 15yo BMW 320 with aftermarket rims wanting to race you at every set of lights.

  115. Elle

    Should have added a smiley face 😁 🙃

  116. H B Bear

    The other ones that were a problem were guys in their 50s in Porsche Boxters.

  117. Tel

    PS. Feminism will only triumph when you can pass a watermelon through your orifice.

    We will know that feminism has triumphed when the woman comes home from a day of hard work and says, “Get me a beer, cook me dinner and I’m desperate for a root” and the man says, “I’ve got a headache and my shows are on”.

    Who are we kidding? Feminists aren’t interested in equality, it’s all a Marxist envy trip. Be thankful for who you are and what you have.

  118. Infidel Tiger

    Has a heterosexual ever owned an Audi?

  119. calli

    Be thankful for who you are and what you have.

    You are a wise man, Tel.

    As opposed to a wise guy. Although the two are not mutually exclusive.

  120. Mark from Melbourne

    I’ve been clicking on his videos to get the counts up, but there’s only so much Model A carriage work I can deal with.

    But, Tel, even if we stipulate that Model A carriage bwork is as boring as batshit, the mere fact that it is *Arky* doing it more than outweighs that minor quibble!

    The neuro stuff was pretty interesting, I still have to watch the end of it, actually a podcast version (MP3 audio only) would be more convenient because the video of an interview does not convey a lot of additional information.

    But with only a podcast, we would be missing Arky’s chiselled visage and… well, I ought to stop here. Perish the thought.

  121. JC

    London real estate is down 2/5’s. Walked past an apartment building facing Hyde Park and my friend said the price had gone from stg 5,000 per square foot to stg 3000. That whole area, but especially the side streets have incredibly beautiful buildings. Just gorgeous .

  122. Mark from Melbourne

    Has a heterosexual ever owned an Audi?

    Yes. Me.

    Also SWMBO.

  123. DrBeauGan

    Many “modern day” blokes do that today. Unfortunately, in many circumstances, both sexes need to work to keep up with the expensive standard of living.

    I hope all the gender studies folk are addressing this problem. I am happy to save childcare costs by playing with the offspring myself. I enjoyed it back when I had littlies.

  124. OldOzzie

    zyconoclast
    #2786481, posted on August 11, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Record 63,880 people murdered in Brazil in 2017

    Aug. 9 (UPI) — The number of murders in Brazil increased by by 3 percent to a record high of 63,880 in 2017, according to data released by the Brazilian Public Security Forum Thursday.

    The data showed that 175 people were murdered each day and an overall murder rate of 30.8 per 100,000 people, up from 29.9 in 2016.

    And the Result of That

    Why Brazil’s best and brightest are fleeing in thousands

    THE BEST and brightest in this country have little to worry about financially. So why are they fleeing in massive numbers?

    Thousands of the country’s elite — from lawyers and doctors to TV and film stars — have been moving over to Portugal, Miami and Orlando in recent years, the Wall Street Journal reports.

    Among them is soap opera star and father-of-three Thiago Lacerda, who is considering migrating to Europe.

    “I’m totally freaked out by what’s been happening, especially here in Rio,” Lacerda, 40, told the newspaper. “In several years, they’re going to want to go out, to start dating, without worrying about getting shot.”

    He noted that leaving is a last resort — “the idea of cutting myself off from my country is unthinkable” — but as violence ramps up across the country, crossing borders is becoming a trend.

    Brazil’s government is struggling to keep track of how many of its citizens have fled.

    But with the October presidential elections fast approaching, 41 per cent more Brazilians have registered to vote abroad than in the last election in 2014.

    Most of the expats move to the US, with more than a third of the three million Brazilians estimated to be living abroad, according to Brazil’s foreign ministry.

    But Portugal, the colonial motherland, is fast catching up.

    Violence is one of the main concerns driving the trend out of Brazil.

    The country is one of the world’s most murderous, with a New York Times feature last year saying “murder has become a normal part of life” in Rio de Janeiro, the former capital.

  125. Infidel Tiger

    London real estate is down 2/5’s. Walked past an apartment building facing Hyde Park and my friend said the price had gone from stg 5,000 per square foot to stg 3000. That whole area, but especially the side streets have incredibly beautiful buildings. Just gorgeous .

    Still ridiculously over priced.

    They need to get rid of the green belt and create more housing for young families. Renting societies are communist societies.

    Lots of bad numbers coming out of NYC too. Most good analysts predicting values to drop 30-40% in the next 5 years.

  126. JC

    I don’t understand the thinking here at times. The only reason I want to see electric cars do well is because I want the Gulf fuckheads to go back to goat herding. We want these monkeys off our back.

  127. Top Ender

    Waterboarded, stripped naked, thrown against walls and confined in boxes for hours

    Normal behaviour in some parts of Sydney.

  128. Elle

    Has a heterosexual ever owned an Audi?

    Yep. My Daddy.

  129. JC

    Could be about NYC , as the condo market was way overpriced. I think the co- op market isn’t, so if there a huge vomit, co-ops won’t take it up the rear as much.

    London’s pretty fucked because they imposed 15% stamp duty on sales .

  130. Boambee John

    Chris
    #2786473, posted on August 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    Indeed, so our limited resources should be focussed on controlling the air and sea.

    I I were operating a Landcruiser+RPG unit I would want some pretty good AA capability, after those Apache gun videos out of Iraq.

    You make a reasonable point, however, my starting point is that we lack the financial resources to keep even our small regular army at Beaufre’s Level 2 capability. I see no likely prospect that we can afford full anti-aircraft support even to support the regular army, much less the militia.

    And we will need more troops than we can afford in the regular army, hence the need for a militia. Even in a limited conflict in Australia, ancillary duties like rear area security would soon take all the regular troops.

  131. Chris

    Has a heterosexual ever owned an Audi?

    Indeed.
    Tom Cruise and Nic Kidman had an A8 for the Sydney Olympics.
    Subsequently owned by a family member who IS straight and is NOT a scienciologiser.

  132. Elle

    Be thankful for who you are and what you have

    I am. Earning over 100k. I go home to my slave boys, who have cleaned every surface. Then they kiss my feet. 👢 😉

  133. testpattern

    ‘Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people’

    The 1992 quake and tsunami in Maumere further east was my first experience with disaster management. Some 2000+ died. NTU’s first group of exchange students and staff to Timor to study Indonesian were just starting to disperse for xmas break, some to ET others to Rote and Flores. There was a virtual blackout of coverage and the media self censored. TNI moved in and brutalised locals, locals fought back and extreme Muslim elements in Jakarta used the destruction to attempt to weaken the trad power of the Catholic church. Some of the same material they distrubuted then were used again 5 years later when the jihad in maluku began.

    P.Babi in maumere bay was sunk and took the fishing community with it. The tsunami smashed reefs that were just starting to become a tourist attraction. A couple getting married in church fled thinking end days had come and later named their first child tektonika. Such disasters have political consequences.

    Though Sasak Muslim culture practices tolerant Islam there are extremist currents in Lombok especially in the north where the quake has hit hardest. The usual Church ngo groups have been tardy with their response to the recent quake. It is a foolish and counterproductive attitude.

    Memory of Christmas Eve 2000 in Lombok

    ‘Lombok, January 17, 2001. A few months after the church bombing on Christmas Eve, there was arson and church destruction. Before this destruction occurred, the masses gathered to do a grand tabliq. After the grand tabliq, the masses spread to various parts to find a church that could be destroyed.’

    https://www.kompasiana.com/aryatimor/550af6eba333119c1e2e3b09/memori-malam-natal-2000-di-lombok

    ‘Twenty-three Ahmadiyah followers, mostly women and children, have continued to seek refuge at the East Lombok Police station, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), following their evacuation to the police office on the weekend. The Ahmadiyah members had to leave after an angry mob destroyed their homes in Gereneng village, East Sakra district, East Lombok regency, on Saturday in an attempt to expel them from the area. Eight homes of the Ahmadiyah members were damaged in the attack.’

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/05/21/east-lombok-ahmadiyah-followers-still-seeking-refuge-in-police-hq.html

  134. Chris

    And we will need more troops than we can afford in the regular army, hence the need for a militia. Even in a limited conflict in Australia, ancillary duties like rear area security would soon take all the regular troops.

    Absolutely. A bunch of enthusiastic goatherds with a few boxes of matches could really spoil Australia’s day.

  135. Infidel Tiger

    Lots of people desperately hoping their family members aren’t homos despite the insurmountable evidence of being Audi owners.

    Sad. Just accept them for who they are you fuckers.

    P.s a BMW 3 series has never been sold to a straight man.

  136. testpattern

    ‘Rowan Atkinson, one of Britain’s best-known comedians, has said that Boris Johnson’s comments about the burka were funny’

    His brother stood for UKIP but left because of it’s extremists

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

  137. JC

    Is the EU blocking websites now?

    Went to Drudge and wanted to read a piece about a poor woman killed by pitbulls.

    I get this

    451: Unavailable for legal reasons

    We recognise you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore cannot grant you access at this time. For any issues, e-mail us at [email protected] or call us at 910-576-6051.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Correlation doesn’t mean causation’

    But it does mean that WAs CBH is sweating on this

    Why, pray tell?

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2786539, posted on August 11, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Has a heterosexual ever owned an Audi?

    Yes.
    Lizzie B.

  140. Leigh Lowe

    Oh, did you mean heterosexual blokes?
    The answer is no.

  141. Infidel Tiger

    Can lezzos drive stick or do they prefer the flappy paddles?

  142. feelthebern

    Fuck off.
    Audi’s rock.
    If I win powerball on Thursday an Audi R8 will be the first thing I buy.

  143. JC

    They pretend they don’t like stick shift. That’s all.

  144. Infidel Tiger

    R8’s aren’t really Audis.

    They are Lambos with an Audi badge.

  145. Geriatric Mayfly

    Absolutely. A bunch of enthusiastic goatherds with a few boxes of matches could really spoil Australia’s day.

    If you are referring to deliberately lit fires by the sons of the Prophet(PBUH) this crime has already been labelled elsewhere as ‘soft terrorism.’

  146. testpattern

    ex law at Macquarie uni

    ‘An 84-year-old Australian activist has been detained and is to be deported by Philippine immigration authorities, a local rights group said Wednesday, a month after the government deported an American and two Africans for the same offense. Gil Boehringer, a law professor from Australia, was prevented entry into Manila early Wednesday shortly after arriving from Sydney’

    https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/philippine/philippines-australia-08082018115416.html

    https://www.facebook.com/Karapatan-Caraga-1793097790760637/

  147. John Constantine

    As others besides me have said, once you are presented with a bill to start buying in feed to sustain your livestock position, it is the same as being presented with a margin call to support your share stock position.

    East coast Australia is currently in a margin call position on livestock feed, so the destocking through meat processing works is speeding up as the traditional shearing/weaning/spring selling season starts up.

    The destocking option of sending hungry mouths overseas to feedlots in countries with excess cheap stockfeed is now closed off through our vegan elites lawfare against industrial animal agriculture.

    In theory, using live export as a short term pressure relief valve would be logical, but it seems that progressively, the harder this dry season lesson can be rubbed in livestock producers faces, the closer Australia can get to rewilding ourselves into a vegan paradise.

    Comrades.

  148. rickw

    You make a reasonable point, however, my starting point is that we lack the financial resources to keep even our small regular army at Beaufre’s Level 2 capability. I see no likely prospect that we can afford full anti-aircraft support even to support the regular army, much less the militia.

    Australia has the wealth, but it is wasted by our politicians buying favour with the UN and Clinton Foundation so that they can ensure that their snouts never leave the trough when they exit politics.

  149. John Constantine

    In good news for animal agriculture this week, I sent off a load of lambs that had been bred, fed and prepared for the low to mid twenty kilo dressed weight market, rounded and with fat cover and a hard top on the pelt.

    Cracked eight dollars a kilo dressed weight for them, tops making just under two hundred dollars each.

    Just as aluminium can be considered to be a solid form of the electricity that went into producing it, so prepared lambs represent the cumulative value of the feed that went into finishing them.

    Top end prices indicate that at current feed prices and availability, finished lambs will be in short supply.

  150. rickw

    R8’s aren’t really Audis.

    They are Lambos with an Audi badge.

    I like the way they’re built, they had a sectioned R8 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed once.

  151. JC

    American left is totally despicable. They do an underhanded search of Scotus nominee wife’s email exchanges…. all in the public interest of course. Find zip.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/reader-center/bett-kavanaugh-wife-foia-request.html

    Impossible not to despise them.

  152. H B Bear

    Just watching the footy. Up comes an Auspost ad and then an announcement that the ALPFL is now sponsored by government monopoly Australia Post.

  153. Robber Baron

    Just listened to the

    Josh Frydenberg / Ben Fordham trainwreck interview

    . I have a question for cats. Is Josh Frydenberg the Rex Connor of the Turnbull government? I’ve never heard more slippery language about the Great Barrier Reef donation in my entire life. He did not answer one question in 14 minutes and 20 odd questions thrown at him. His evasiveness screams “cover-up.”

  154. testpattern

    ‘If you are referring to deliberately lit fires by the sons of the Prophet(PBUH) this crime has already been labelled elsewhere as ‘soft terrorism.’

    New video resurfaces of cameroun military decimating an entire village in Northern part killing and burning while laughing

    ‘The latest video shows soldiers firing automatic weapons at people lying down and cowering against a wall while buildings burn in the background in the village of Achigaya. One soldier approaches, looks over the bodies and fires again at close range. Then the soldiers walk away.’

    https://www.stripes.com/news/africa/video-shows-cameroon-s-soldiers-shooting-cowering-civilians-1.542084

  155. mh

    CHELSEA CLINTON WILL HEADLINE PRO-ABORTION RALLY OPPOSING BRETT KAVANAUGH

    …Like her mother and father, Chelsea Clinton has been a strong advocate for abortion on demand. While campaigning for her mother in 2016, she defended the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, claiming, “We need to do everything we can to protect it.” The Clintons championed the radical pro-abortion positions that abortions should be taxpayer-funded and readily available for any reason a woman wants through all nine months of pregnancy.

    https://www.infowars.com/chelsea-clinton-will-headline-pro-abortion-rally-opposing-brett-kavanaugh/

  156. Tel

    Is the EU blocking websites now?

    No, the other way around.

    451: Unavailable for legal reasons

    Exactly like it says… since the EU has claimed jurisdiction over every website that is available within Europe, regardless of where that site is hosted, and since the laws they are attempting to enforce are vague and complex, and compliance is expensive and uncertain… the cheapest, quickest and most reliable way to avoid prosecution is simply block the EU completely.

  157. Zatara

    JC

    Have you tried using a VPN to get around the EU restrictions?

    When I run into a situation like that I use ‘Private Internet Access’ to appear to log in from any of a long list of optional locations.

    In your case, getting physically online from a hotel in London but using the VPN to spoof your location by actually entering the internet from a server in Sydney, New York, Rio, etc. where the restrictions don’t exist.

    I found the program money well spent when traveling.

  158. JC

    No I haven’t, zat. We’re using a friends apartment and glommed onto their modem.

    I noticed a few sites getting similar error messages since I’ve been here.

  159. JC

    Thanks for the explanation, Tel.

  160. Zatara

    Private Internet Access

    Lets you evade censorship filters and protect your privacy and identity.

  161. Stimpson J. Cat

    I noticed a few sites getting similar error messages since I’ve been here.

    Stop looking at porn JC.

  162. Makka

    London real estate is down 2/5’s. Walked past an apartment building facing Hyde Park and my friend said the price had gone from stg 5,000 per square foot to stg 3000. That whole area, but especially the side streets have incredibly beautiful buildings. Just gorgeous .

    The Khan effect.

    I still like Kensington best though. Class mixed in with dodgy and lots of amazing old nooks and crannies. Pubs that still have a local feel at weekends.

  163. rickw

    Just watching the footy. Up comes an Auspost ad and then an announcement that the ALPFL is now sponsored by government monopoly Australia Post.

    Australia is a massive circle jerk, funded predominantly by the taxation of the ever diminishing pool of people who find employment outside of the circle jerk.

  164. Delta A

    Who are we kidding? Feminists aren’t interested in equality

    Clever families, like ours, have been practising equality for generations.

    When our children were babies, I stayed home to do the things Best Man couldn’t*, ie, breastfeeding and nappy changing – although he might have conned me on that last bit.

    When our children were toddlers – pre school age and before day care – Best Man took long service leave while I returned to teaching. The arrangement worked so well that we kept it that way until the youngest was settled at school.

    My point is that equality isn’t an issue in stable families. Everyone does what needs to be done according to their circumstances.

    For better or for worse.

    *This was 45 years ago and boy! did we face criticism for embracing the new, Greer-style equality without all the bra-burning hype. Hypocrites have always been the largest demographic in the population.

  165. Tel

    When I run into a situation like that I use ‘Private Internet Access’ to appear to log in from any of a long list of optional locations.

    In your case, getting physically online from a hotel in London but using the VPN to spoof your location by actually entering the internet from a server in Sydney, New York, Rio, etc. where the restrictions don’t exist.

    That might be construed as bypassing an electronic security device which is also illegal within the EU and can get you a surprisingly harsh penalty. Mind you, the website owner (very likely) only cares about lawsuits coming from the EU and if they can convincingly demonstrate they block everything originating within the EU then I’m guessing that people using VPN and TOR style systems to get around the blockade are unlikely to also be about to launch legal action.

    The EU attempt to grab jurisdiction over the entire Internet is highly questionable to say the least. Indeed, the whole situation is tragic, but that’s politics for you.

  166. Farmer Gez

    Agribusiness giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $US289 million ($396 million) to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, with a San Francisco jury saying the company’s popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.

    No facts or any science here, just feelz.
    John F Kennedy Jnr up to his miserable neck in this as well. “Just stop using Roundup” says he. What a pompous stupid Dem.
    ABC are crowing about this and quoting a stupid female academic who thinks Monsanto should just hand over their “secret” science that shows Roundup causes cancer.
    No solid evidence exists for this claim but facts don’t stop carpet bagging lawyers and courts. Money for all except for farmers who will have the best management tool ever developed regulated to death.
    Fuck the lot of them!

  167. Eyrie

    “The EU attempt to grab jurisdiction over the entire Internet is highly questionable to say the least. Indeed, the whole situation is tragic, but that’s politics for you.”
    Brussels needs nuking from orbit. It is the only way to be sure to sterilise the infestation.

  168. Geriatric Mayfly

    Fuck the lot of them!

    Second that. The lads have done a great job removing a jungle of choking willows from the local creek. Hidden for decades, a stream now appears and bickers down the valley. After felling, Roundup delivers the final blow to the stump. Even diluted, they must have used a tanker full of the stuff, such was the infestation. But to what end? The fish, yabbies, platypus, waterbirds and even mayflies are all going to get cancer.

  169. Mitch M.

    Mitch
    Don’t believe the bullshit about bubbles. Financial markets are almost always correctly valued. It’s akways easy to describe a valuation as a bubble when you don’t understand the dynamics.

    Thanks JC.

  170. Infidel Tiger

    Don’t believe him Mitch.

    JC has cashed out and now only holds USD, bitcoin and canned tuna.

  171. Mitch M.

    Don’t believe him Mitch.
    JC has cashed out and now only holds USD, bitcoin and canned tuna.

    What piqued by interest is a news item which stated Buffet is hoarding cash, the claim is he is expecting a huge fall.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/warren-buffett-trend-worry-investors-113600225.html

  172. jupes

    West Coast!

    NEVER IN DOUBT!

  173. Geriatric Mayfly

    VIDEO NBC’s Roker Now Says Climate Change Causing Fewer Hurricanes

    Climate change is such and acrobatic beast.

  174. Pedro the Ignorant

    Tim Blair upsetting the snowflake population again.

    Republished the Hun’s Mark Knight cartoon, howls of out outrage and comparison to that awful racist pig, Bill Leak follow.

    Blair and THAT cartoon.

  175. JC

    Mitch

    Mr integrity is always hoarding cash. He needs a large cash position to run the insurance arms. More importantly he has huge cash flow from the businesses but can’t find the businesses to invest in. He never tries to predict market ups or downs as he doesn’t invest that way.

  176. Stimpson J. Cat

    Can everyone on Catallaxy please listen up.
    I am trying to start a campaign for JC to smuggle Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy dressed as his letterbox wife while he is in London.
    Please show your support.

  177. zyconoclast

    I have a question for cats. Is Josh Frydenberg the Rex Connor of the Turnbull government?

    No he is not.

    Rex Conner was a legally elected to the federal parliament.
    Josh Frydemburgers is in breach of section 44.

    Both are avowed socialists.

  178. H B Bear

    West Coast!

    Extraordinary game. Despite the best efforts of the ALPFL it can still produce some amazing games.

  179. Steve trickler

    “A romantic walk through the streets of Paris”.

    She doesn’t get harassed once. Not once!

    I declare Paris today SAFE for all women.



  180. zyconoclast

    When our children were babies, I stayed home to do the things Best Man couldn’t*, ie, breastfeeding and nappy changing – although he might have conned me on that last bit.

    Best man?
    I thought you married the groom.

  181. Elle

     #I support JC getting Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy dressed as his letterbox wife while he is in London.

  182. Elle

    Good song, Mark from Melbourne.

  183. Elle

    Steve trickler, she is gorgeous … and all in black- an All Black! I like the music – Kiwi as Bro. Bledisloe next weekend. Can’t wait.

  184. None

    I’ve always thought Mark Knight to be a bit flabby but today he showed that he did have a backbone after all. Keep telling it like it is, Mark.

  185. None

    Stimpson J. Cat

    #2786619, posted on August 11, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    I wouldn’t wish Assange on my own worst enemy. Why not gay marry him yourself, Stimp?

  186. jupes

    Extraordinary game. Despite the best efforts of the ALPFL it can still produce some amazing games.

    All this hand-wringing about the state of the game – what a load of tosh. I would argue it has never been better.

    Last weekend the first four games were decided by less than a goal, ending with five out of nine decided by a kick. I doubt that has ever happened before. They are taking as many ‘speccies’ as ever – witness Michael Walters last week or Liam Ryan this week.

    All we need is a West Coast premiership and it will officially be the best season ever!

  187. Leigh Lowe

    H B Bear

    #2786582, posted on August 11, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Just watching the footy. Up comes an Auspost ad and then an announcement that the ALPFL is now sponsored by government monopoly Australia Post.

    There are two adverts which absolutely make me throw up.
    Firstly there is the Westpac advert showing people at some bloke’s funeral. Apparently banks are integral to helping families with their grieving.
    Secondly there are the AusPost adverts showing them as caring and valuable parts of the communidy. Whoever wrote that piece of tripe has never been in a Post Office, where surliness is next to slothliness.

  188. 132andBush

    The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocation, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.

    Yet in holding scientific discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.[1]

    In my opinion the GBR $444million is the best example yet of what Dwight Eisenhower warned of in the above excerpt from his farewell speech.

  189. None

    CHELSEA CLINTON WILL HEADLINE PRO-ABORTION RALLY OPPOSING BRETT KAVANAUGH

    Chelsea Clinton is yet another candidate for psychiatric care. Any woman who thinks killing their own child is somehow liberating or empowering really is mentally disabled full stop in fact that’s probably even an insult to most mentally disabled who’s still understand that ending an innocent’s life is wrong. Just wrong.

  190. jupes

    I’ve always thought Mark Knight to be a bit flabby but today he showed that he did have a backbone after all. Keep telling it like it is, Mark.

    Knight has TDS however being a Vic, he can hardly miss the denial of the bleeding obvious that it as trade mark of their socialist government.

  191. Stimpson J. Cat

    I wouldn’t wish Assange on my own worst enemy. Why not gay marry him yourself, Stimp?

    I think it’s great we are such good friends.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    None

    #2786632, posted on August 11, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    CHELSEA CLINTON WILL HEADLINE PRO-ABORTION RALLY OPPOSING BRETT KAVANAUGH

    Does she think Hilary should have exercised her rights?

  193. Harlequin Decline

    All we need is a West Coast premiership and it will officially be the best season ever!

    Totally agree. WCE still at $8, I would have thought the odds would shorten a little by now.

    I have delayed gratification by not watching the replay as yet. I might have to watch it several times since the Internet speed here can be a bit spotty.

  194. Geriatric Mayfly

    Roman Holiday.

    Can’t remember Greg and Aud getting involved in this sort of thing.

    Trevi brawl a sign of the times
    Tourist chaos around Rome’s Trevi fountain has made it ‘unliveable’. Now two holidaying families have come to blows over a selfie spot.
    Two foreign tourists fight over a selfie spot at Rome’s Trevi fountain.

  195. jupes

    I have delayed gratification by not watching the replay as yet. I might have to watch it several times since the Internet speed here can be a bit spotty.

    HD it wasn’t the greatest game to watch as an Eagles supporter. Far from it.

    Port led the whole game until WC stole it after the siren. Definitely give the first quarter a miss.

  196. .

    The national outpouring needs to be pointed into a conversation that could actually deliver change in the economic and cultural direction of this nation. A national conversation about water storage and utilisation in this nation might be a start. China has some 22,000 major dams while we have 500 with not one built in the last 10 years. Unfortunately I can already hear the public outcry about the Yellow Polka-dotted Skunk that will be endangered if a dam is constructed, or somebody’s hobby farm might be compulsorily acquired to build it.

    Great stuff.

    China has 44 times the number of major dams we have.

  197. Infidel Tiger

    Just watch the last 5 minutes. Rubbish game. Great finish.

    Any day South Australian clubs get beaten is a good result.

  198. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Australian farmer learned the hard lesson long ago to get by without, unlike our global competitors where the EU funds some 42pc of agricultural income and the US some 38pc through subsidies and grants.

    From the post by 132andBush. Some arseclowns in the country think Australian agriculture enjoys similar support.

  199. jupes

    Chelsea Clinton is yet another candidate for psychiatric care.

    Definitely. After her mother, she probably has the greatest sense of entitlement on the planet.

    Still hasn’t thanked the Australian taxpayers for her multi-million dollar wedding. The ingrate.

  200. jupes

    Just watch the last 5 minutes. Rubbish game. Great finish.

    True. The good news is that because Port were 10 points up with 45 seconds to go, all the footy shows will analyse the finish to the ‘nth degree.

    I’ll get to watch it over and over.

  201. Harlequin Decline

    Definitely give the first quarter a miss.

    Good advice, I’m paying for a month by month subscription to ‘Watch AFL’ which works well most of the time and doesn’t have adverts. Allows access to all the games whenever you want to watch them, live or replay. At $33 per month, cancel anytime it is good value, especially this season with the close games.

    During the week I watched a replay of the Port Adelaide-Adelaide game which was one of the most high intensity games I have seen.

  202. Death Giraffe

    Just watch the last 5 minutes. Rubbish game. Great finish.

    ..
    You can’t truly reach enlightenment until you give up worldly trivialities.
    Now you have 24 hour acess to Model A Ford restoration happening in real time you can at last stop wasting time with meaningless sporting spectacles.

  203. Steve trickler

    David Fuller posts the full interview.



  204. mh

    Ronald Reagan — ‘I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.’

  205. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ben Roberts-Smith: PMs warns of rushing to judgment

    Paul Maley
    Defence and National Security Editor
    @paul_maley
    12:00AM August 11, 2018
    107 Comments

    The four prime ministers who oversaw Australia’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan have thrown their support behind the Special Air Services Regiment, amid mounting expectations that a secretive inquiry into alleged war crimes is set to recommend charges against some ex-Diggers.

    John Howard lashed out at small sections of the community which he accused of wanting to demonise the military, while Tony Abbott urged prosecutors to stay their hand, should credible examples of war crimes be uncovered.

    Kevin Rudd said Australians who watched the war from the “comfort of their livings rooms’’ were oblivious to the savagery of the Afghan conflict, while his Labor successor Julia Gillard spoke of the military’s “profound sense of service and sacrifice.

    The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence is conducting a wide-ranging “scoping’’ inquiry into persistent allegations that some members of the SASR and the Commandos committed war crimes, including murder, during the decade-long fight in Afghanistan. The inquiry is being conducted by NSW Supreme Court judge Paul Brereton and has been running since 2016. The inquiry’s terms of reference are classified.

    The Defence Force privately expects some allegations will be deemed credible, paving the way for potential criminal prosecution of some ADF members by the Australian Federal Police.

    The prime ministers spoke to The Weekend Australian last week, before Fairfax Media published new claims against Victoria Cross winner and SAS veteran Ben Roberts-Smith accusing him of bullying, intimidation and the mistreatment of unarmed ­Afghans while he was with the regiment. The report also accused him of domestic violence.

  206. jupes

    You can’t truly reach enlightenment until you give up worldly trivialities.
    Now you have 24 hour acess to Model A Ford restoration happening in real time you can at last stop wasting time with meaningless sporting spectacles.

    Arky, you are a Kiwi so you have no idea whatsoever about real sport.

    On the other hand I am a big fan of Model A Ford restoration. I look forward to the finished product and maybe a lift back to the hotel in it some time.

  207. egg_

    Any other Cats had problems with DSG start delay?

    Drove a Council’s diesel DSG Jetta and Polo and both felt like Bender from Futurama was thrashing a Model T gearbox.

  208. jupes

    Ben Roberts-Smith: PMs warns of rushing to judgment

    Yet it is those PMs who are ultimately responsible for this travesty of justice.

    Every single one of them championed the emasculation of the military of which this latest disgrace is the inevitable result.

  209. Cassie of Sydney

    Tim Blair has taken down his post on Mark Knight’s cartoon…hmm wonder why? Wonder what the snowflakes are threatening?

  210. Pedro the Ignorant

    Tim Blair has taken down his post on Mark Knight’s cartoon…

    Well isn’t THAT interesting! I bet ambulance chasing lawyers are involved.

    Gone from the Tele link, but you can still access it from my post at 7.15pm above.

  211. Delta A

    Best man?
    I thought you married the groom.

    Zycon, I married the very best man in the world. No doubt about it.

  212. 132andBush

    On the other hand I am a big fan of Model A Ford restoration. I look forward to the finished product and maybe a lift back to the hotel in it some time.

    +1
    He’ll have to restore a small stock crate to tow around for the rest of us.
    Easy to hose out.

  213. mh

    CHINA SHOULD CUT ITS LOSSES IN THE TRADE WAR BY CONCEDING DEFEAT TO DONALD TRUMP

    https://www.infowars.com/china-should-cut-its-losses-in-the-trade-war-by-conceding-defeat-to-donald-trump/

    Click the link and see what Mick Trumbull is up to!

  214. stackja

    Labor ahead of the Coalition on a two-party preferred basis ahead of state election, YouGov Galaxy poll finds
    MATT JOHNSTON, STATE POLITICS EDITOR, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    THE Andrews Government is clinging to an election-winning lead despite Victorians believing they are too soft on crime.

    With just over 100 days until the state election, an exclusive YouGov Galaxy poll, held last week for the Sunday Herald Sun, shows Labor narrowly ahead of the Coalition on a two-party preferred basis — 51-49 per cent.

    The primary vote of both major parties is similar to the support they received in 2014, suggesting that the November 24 election will be another lineball contest.

    If the two-party results were applied uniformly across the state, the Andrews Government would lose three of its 47 seats.

    In a blow to the Coalition, Opposition Leader Matthew Guy has slipped further behind Daniel Andrews as preferred premier over the past 18 months, and now trails 40 to 33 per cent.

    But Mr Guy is winning the battle for law and order supremacy — even a quarter of Labor supporters believe he would be tougher on crime. Neither party appears to have put its stamp on tackling prices rises.

    When asked who was better placed to keep the cost of living in check, the government came out marginally ahead with 37 per cent of the vote to the Opposition’s 35 per cent.

  215. Boambee John

    Delta A
    #2786668, posted on August 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm
    Best man?
    I thought you married the groom.

    Zycon, I married the very best man in the world. No doubt about it.

    Should I be overcome with an overwhelming sense of personal inadequacy? 😀😀

  216. stackja

    Record rainfall in almost two months falls overnight
    Cassie Zervos, Sunday Herald Sun
    August 11, 2018 4:56pm

    WILD weather has lashed Melbourne this afternoon with hail and heavy rain falling across the city.

    Hail pelted suburbs including Yarraville, Kingsville, Footscray and Montrose this afternoon as temperatures plummeted to just 7C in the city.

    It was a dramatic drop from the “spring-like” conditions yesterday, with temperatures reaching 20C.

    Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said earlier today it had been “the wettest” since June 17.

  217. stackja

    SA-NSW interconnector work to start early
    Kathryn Bermingham, Australian Associated Press
    August 11, 2018 4:52pm

    Work on an interconnector between South Australia and NSW is to begin early, with the SA government putting up $14 million to get the project off the ground.

    Announced last year as part of the new Liberal government’s energy policy, the connection was initially due for completion in 2021-22 but the latest funding could fast-track the projection.

    “We are informed that if we do the early work we can shorten the time frame for this project by a year, maybe even longer,” Premier Steven Marshall told reporters on Saturday.

    “We believe the $14 million will be recoverable once this project finally goes ahead.”

    The interconnector will allow South Australia to import base load power and export surplus renewable generation and is expected to cut $30 from annual household electricity bills.

    Early works could include co-ordinated planning approvals across the country, community engagement and line route and selection works.

    Mr Marshall has previously committed $200 million to the project, which will be undertaken by electricity transmission network provider ElectraNet.

    But the state opposition says the money is being spent incorrectly and the contract should have been subject to tender.

    “We’d like to know if someone else can build the transmission line cheaper, operate it cheaper than ElectraNet,” opposition energy spokesman Tom Koutsantonis said.

    “We’ll never know that because the state government has already committed to giving this money to a private company, a foreign company.”

    He said the $14 million early works package should have been funded by a private company instead of the government.

    Mr Marshall announced the funding at the Liberal Party’s South Australian branch AGM, held in Adelaide on Saturday.

    Energy was also a talking point for guest speaker Treasurer Scott Morrison, who spruiked the government’s National Energy Guarantee as a “sliding doors moment for energy policy in this country”.

    He said he was confident the policy would successfully pass through the coalition partyroom, despite criticism from Liberals including Tony Abbott.

    “Of course there’ll be discussions but it will have strong support because it’s the right plan,” he said.

    “There is the opportunity to secure what is a consensus that has been built over the last year or more for the right way forward.

    “That opportunity is now and I believe our government will seize it.”

  218. jupes

    THE Andrews Government is clinging to an election-winning lead despite Victorians believing they are too soft on crime.

    I am ashamed to live in a country where the Andrews government stands any chance whatsoever of being re-elected.

    Victorian voters will get what they deserve good and hard. Suck shit you idiots.

  219. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Victorian voters will get what they deserve good and hard. Suck shit you idiots.

    Fair comment.

  220. Cassie of Sydney

    The Mark Knight post on Tim Blair’s blog is back….updated.

  221. JC

    Jupes

    Don’t despair. Barely clinging can also mean the electorate is turning.

  222. Robber Baron

    I don’t know anyone that will vote Labor at the next Victorian election. Equally, l don’t know too many that will vote Liberal.

  223. Gab

    The Mark Knight post on Tim Blair’s blog is back

    The hysteria is hilarious. Clearly Mark Knight hit a raw nerve with the truth. The Left hate the truth, it’s like an exorcism – they are repelled and lash back at the truth.

  224. Huck

    re the Tim Blair/Mark Knight post. The update concerning Ruby Hamad has been removed.

  225. Gab

    Excellent speech by Rowan Atkinson: we must be allowed to insult each other

  226. C.L.

    A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S. to President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on the news media.

    Like, anybody will notice a difference.
    LOL!

  227. C.L.

    I wonder if Australia’s angriest Chinaman, Tim Sourpossumass, will attempt to jail Mark Knight.

  228. Steve trickler

    Sensational.

    A 70 year old aircraft putting on a show.

    That walk through the belly of the aircraft makes you smile.



  229. JC

    I thought southpaw was out of job this month?

  230. cohenite

    ex law at Macquarie uni

    ‘An 84-year-old Australian activist has been detained and is to be deported by Philippine immigration authorities, a local rights group said Wednesday, a month after the government deported an American and two Africans for the same offense. Gil Boehringer, a law professor from Australia, was prevented entry into Manila early Wednesday shortly after arriving from Sydney’

    https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/philippine/philippines-australia-08082018115416.html

    Gil lectured in the 1980’s. I wondered where the old bastard would end up.

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