Monday Forum: August 13, 2018

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  1. Oh come on

    A page turn may help

  2. JC

    The politics side of brexit is a fucking mess, OCO

  3. JC

    The Stork was fired at the FBI, according to the WSJ.

  4. Cpt Seahawks

    Bye storky. BOOM.

  5. Cpt Seahawks

    Doomsday planes everywhere. BOOM BOOM BOOM

  6. Hey, m0nty!!!

    The RealClear mob – not an especially partisan source overall – have an interesting take on Don Jr’s Trump Tower meeting with the Russian lawyer:

    2016 Trump Tower Meeting Looks Increasingly Like a Setup by Russian and Clinton Operatives

    LOL, so his theory is that Clinton masterminded a plan to entrap Trump into committing treason, which he fell into, but she decided not to use it in the campaign. You would have to be pretty stupid to believe that.

  7. Nick

    Even Queen’s guitarist, a Lefty is asking questions:

    Should this lady be refused permission to sing a song – because she is white ?

    It seems that some theatre impresarios, out of fear of being branded discriminatory to artists of colour, are making decisions that discriminate against white artists, which are being perceived by some as a unpleasant new kind of race-based injustice. .

    This lady has been denied permission to sing a song at the Albert Hall, apparently for racial reasons.

    She’s white and Jewish, and one of the most electrifying singers in Britain. Her name is Mazz Murray, and Queen fans will remember her incredible 8 year run playing the part of Killer Queen in our musical We Will Rock You. She’s currently starring in Chicago, the musical, in London’s West End.

    Mazz was booked to headline a concert at the Albert Hall (October 8th) – the planned highlight being her outstanding performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”. Now this is a song featured in the successful musical Dreamgirls currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, London. When the producers of the Albert Hall show asked for permission for Mazz to sing the song, they were told that Dreamgirls is an “African American Musical” and they did not think it appropriate for a non-BAME company to perform the songs from it. So Mazz has been denied permission to sing the song because she’s not black.

    Does anybody out there find this shocking ? Unjust ?

    As a writer of songs myself, I would be horrified if any singer was denied the right to sing one of my songs because he or she was ‘from the wrong ethnic group’. Surely it’s insane that, while the musical Hamilton has been applauded for putting black artists on the stage to play famously white historical figures, and soon we will have a black Emily Pankhurst – this fabulous white singer is banned from singing an “African American” song in a concert ?

    What a strange world this is becoming.

    What think you, folks ? Do you think musicals should henceforth be identified with one ethnic group, and nobody who doesn’t belong to that group should be allowed to perform the songs ?

    Or should Mazz Murray be given the chance to perform this excellent torch song at the Albert Hall ?

    Bri

  8. Nick

    Even Queen’s guitarist, a Lefty is asking questions:

    Should this lady be refused permission to sing a song – because she is white ?

    It seems that some theatre impresarios, out of fear of being branded discriminatory to artists of colour, are making decisions that discriminate against white artists, which are being perceived by some as a unpleasant new kind of race-based injustice. .

    This lady has been denied permission to sing a song at the Albert Hall, apparently for racial reasons.

    She’s white and [email protected]@ish, and one of the most electrifying singers in Britain. Her name is Mazz Murray, and Queen fans will remember her incredible 8 year run playing the part of Killer Queen in our musical We Will Rock You. She’s currently starring in Chicago, the musical, in London’s West End.

    Mazz was booked to headline a concert at the Albert Hall (October 8th) – the planned highlight being her outstanding performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”. Now this is a song featured in the successful musical Dreamgirls currently playing at the Savoy Theatre, London. When the producers of the Albert Hall show asked for permission for Mazz to sing the song, they were told that Dreamgirls is an “African American Musical” and they did not think it appropriate for a non-BAME company to perform the songs from it. So Mazz has been denied permission to sing the song because she’s not black.

    Does anybody out there find this shocking ? Unjust ?

    As a writer of songs myself, I would be horrified if any singer was denied the right to sing one of my songs because he or she was ‘from the wrong ethnic group’. Surely it’s insane that, while the musical Hamilton has been applauded for putting black artists on the stage to play famously white historical figures, and soon we will have a black Emily Pankhurst – this fabulous white singer is banned from singing an “African American” song in a concert ?

    What a strange world this is becoming.

    What think you, folks ? Do you think musicals should henceforth be identified with one ethnic group, and nobody who doesn’t belong to that group should be allowed to perform the songs ?

    Or should Mazz Murray be given the chance to perform this excellent torch song at the Albert Hall ?

    Bri

  9. Top Ender

    This shouldn’t need saying. But worth reading for the account of Robert-Smith VC action:

    Ben Roberts-Smith’s Victoria Cross awarded after ‘rigorous scrutiny’

    By RORY CALLINAN
    12:00AM AUGUST 14, 2018

    Former defence minister Brendan Nelson has warned of the consequences of tearing down Victoria Cross winner Ben ­Roberts-Smith, saying his battlefield honours were awarded only after intense scrutiny by senior military and government leaders.

    “It (the VC) is rarely ­awarded because at every single step of the process, from eyewitness ­accounts to the myriad ­layers in the military chain of command, every single person ­involved rigorously interrogates the factual basis of the recommendation to award ‘the Cross’,’’ he said.

    “There are more than a handful that should have received a Victoria Cross, but there are none who have received it who should not. The conservatism of Australia’s military leadership to recommend to the prime minister and governor-general that a Victoria Cross be awarded is profound.

    “All are aware of the gravity of what they are advocating — for the individual involved, those with whom he fought, the nation and for themselves.”

    Dr Nelson, who is now director of the Australian War Memorial, said that in 2006, when he was defence minister, he read ­restricted reports about Mr ­Roberts-Smith’s nomination for a Medal of Gallantry and thought the honour was not enough.

    “I pondered why it was not a higher award. I concluded our military leadership was simply cautious, too cautious,’’ he said.

    “To receive that award and then a Victoria Cross (as did Cameron Baird), is truly exceptional. I am confident I will not see such courage again in my lifetime. What kind of people are we at risk of becoming should we allow those among us to tear such a man down?”

    His comments came as the West Australian RSL issued a statement of support, saying the former SAS corporal’s reputation had been “tarnished without a shred of evidence”.

    “We are gobsmacked at how poorly Ben has been treated,’’ state RSL chief executive John McCourt said. The statements were in ­response to reports by Fairfax Media that raised serious ­allegations about Mr Roberts-Smith’s character. The reports detailed how some soldiers who served with him alleged he was ­involved in bullying of his fellow soldiers and the abuse of ­civilians in Afghanistan.

    Dr Nelson said a careful read of Mr Roberts-Smith’s VC citation would “lead anyone to the conclusion that it is nothing less than a miracle” that he survived.

    “The men who are alive with their families as a result of his rare and exceptional actions undoubtedly transcend the VC itself for his reward,’’ he said.

    The process leading to the awarding of Australia’s highest military honour begins with an identifiable military person ­putting forward a three-line citation describing the actions involved. This must be supported by signed statements from at least three witnesses.

    The nomination is then passed from the Australian operational joint force commander to the chief of joint operations command and on to the chief of ­defence, who passes it to the ­defence minister.

    Approval is then sought from the Queen and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, but only after the deeds are examined by the service honours committee and the joint operations command honours committee.

    Mr Roberts-Smith, who since has left the army, was nominated for the VC following an attack on Taliban machinegunners during an operation at the village of Tizak in Uruzgan province in 2010.

    He was part of a helicopter assault team on a mission to capture or kill a senior Taliban commander.

    Mr Roberts-Smith and his patrol came under heavy fire as they attacked an enemy position. The citation says that as the soldiers came to within about 40m, they were pinned down by machinegun fire, prompting Mr Roberts-Smith “to exploit some cover provided by a small structure”. “As he approached the structure, Corporal Roberts-Smith identified an insurgent grenadier,’’ it says. “Corporal Roberts-Smith instinctively engaged the insurgent at point-blank range, resulting in the death of the insurgent. With the members of his patrol still pinned down by the three enemy machinegun positions, he exposed his own position in order to draw fire away from his patrol. His actions enabled his patrol commander to throw a grenade and silence one of the machineguns. Demonstrating extreme devotion to duty and the most conspicuous gallantry, Corporal Roberts-Smith, with a total disregard for his own safety, stormed the enemy position, killing the two remaining machinegunners.”

    Link

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks Tom! Knight is again good, but even better is Johannes Leak this morning.
    I’m with Abbott…

  11. 132andBush

    JC

    #2788261, posted on August 13, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Mitch

    The chemical scare appears to be another hysterical reprise of that lezzo. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. We’ve lived with chemical spraying for decades over decades.

    Studies like the ones mentioned are extremely difficult to prove as there has to be differential analysis.

    There’s no overwhelming evidence at this stage. It’s all a bear up out of purist Europe.

    I went to bed straight after my last comment upthread.

    JC sums up the position in the above.

  12. Entropy

    I used to think Angus a Taylor had potential as a future leader of the country. Now I realise he is just another stupid political swine:

    Australia on the cusp of showing the world how to break encryption
    You just pass a law, apparently

    By Richard Chirgwin 12 Aug 2018 at 11:05 33

    The Australian government has scheduled its “not-a-backdoor” crypto-busting bill to land in parliament in the spring session, and we still don’t know what will be in it.

    The legislation is included in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s schedule of proposed laws to be debated from today (13 August) all the way into December.

    All we know, however, is what’s already on the public record: a speech by Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Angus Taylor in June, and the following from the digest of bills for the spring session:

    Implement measures to address the impact of encrypted communications and devices on national security and law enforcement investigations. The bill provides a framework for agencies to work with the private sector so that law enforcement can adapt to the increasingly complex online environment. The bill requires both domestic and foreign companies supplying services to Australia to provide greater assistance to agencies.
    What’s worrying to Vulture South is not so much the government sticking to the idea that there are magical powers to be had to decrypt strongly end-to-end encrypted messages.

    It’s that there’s a persistent strain of authoritarian magical thinking that keeps looking for some kind of reality-hack that gives law enforcement what it wants without somehow breaking encryption.

    Encryption word cloud
    Australia wants tech companies to let cops ‘n’ snoops see messages without backdoors.

    In effect, it wants to force companies to push rootkits onto users to read received and sent messages without decrypting network traffic.

    Apart from the dodgy technological sophistry involved, this belief somewhat contradicts what Angus Taylor said in June (our only contemporary reference to what the government has in mind).

    We need access to digital networks and devices, and to the data on them, when there are reasonable grounds to do so,” he said (emphasis added).

    If this accurately reflects the purpose of the legislation, then the Australian government wants access to the networks, not just the devices. It wants a break-in that will work on networks, if law enforcement demands it, and that takes us back to the “government wants a backdoor” problem.

    And it remains clear that the government’s magical thinking remains in place: having no idea how to achieve the impossible, it wants the industry to cover for it under the guise of “greater assistance to agencies”.

    Telcos (although not companies like Apple or Google) already provide plenty of assistance – lawful intercept, metadata, and the like – but the “greater assistance” is specifically in the context of access to encrypted communications.

    It’s nothing more than a legislatively-encoded rehash of FBI Director Chris Wray’s plaintive call that since the technology existed to put a man on the Moon, technology must exist to decrypt communications.

    Perhaps, like loonies who think someone’s hiding the secret of burning water to power cars, governments believe the technology they want already exists, but telcos and tech platforms are hiding the fact. Stupidity or conspiracy: it’s hard to know which is worse.

  13. Gab

    I was smitten with Angus Taylor at the beginning … but not so much now.

  14. Top Ender

    Mayors taken to task for ‘preaching’ about gang scourge

    Picture: Sudanese community leader Maker Mayek with Melbourne mayors, from left, Kim Le Cerf, Geoff Porter, Kris Pavlidis, Bob Turner, John Kavanagh and Joh Mortimore in Brunswick yesterday. Picture: David Geraghty

    SAMANTHA HUTCHINSON
    VICTORIAN STATE POLITICAL WRITER

    A group of eight Melbourne mayors has been accused of “preaching” about the city’s African gang scourge and denying the existence of a “real” crime problem.

    The mayors yesterday united to accuse media outlets and politicians of “racist fearmongering” and spurring on a backlash against the African-Australian community in their attempts to report on and discuss outbreaks of youth gang violence.

    Mayors from Darebin, Hume, Melton, Whittlesea, Knox, Yarra, Monash and Moreland councils were joined by South Sudanese community member and lawyer Maker Mayek as they argued the federal government was inflaming racial tension by calling out gang violence in Melbourne, and called for “more balanced” coverage to help bring about solutions.

    But state Liberal leader Matthew Guy rejected their assessment. “We’re all sick to death of those in some parts of the inner city telling us these problems don’t exist,” he said. “It’s fine for mayors in inner-city suburbs to preach to the rest of the world about what they feel is right and wrong, but how about we get together and solve some of these crimes.”

    Institute of Public Affairs research fellow Gideon Rozner told Ten News the councillors were virtue-signalling.

    “Councils are not in the business of media critiquing; they’re not even in the business, really, of fighting crime,’’ he said.

    Immigration Minister Peter Dutton last week urged the Andrews government to “sort out” Victoria’s gang problem or risk someone getting killed, the day after fights broke out in Melbourne’s northwest between two teen groups warring over a girl.

    But Greens, independent and Labor mayors said his comments and ensuing media coverage weren’t helping the problem.

    “This racist fearmongering must be stopped,” Darebin’s Greens mayor Kim Le Cerf said.

    “We cannot continue to tarnish everyone in the Australian Sudanese community just for the actions of a select few.”

    Mr Mayek said the African-Australian community acknowledged there was a problem in pockets of the community, but said widespread coverage and the angle of reporting was impacting individuals who hadn’t done anything wrong. “If we go by what the authorities say, it’s simply the actions of some disenfranchised people … we want to work with the authorities so we can resolve these problems,” Mr Mayek said.

    Residents of Taylors Hill in Melbourne’s northwest were told to lock their doors and stay inside last Wednesday night as more than 50 youths in two groups pelted police and their cars with rocks, in a planned fight eventually broken up by riot police.

    Victoria Police said it was likely to make arrests in the coming days, after detectives identified two persons of interest and an assault victim.

    Melton mayor Bob Turner told The Australian that policing strategies and targeted efforts to reduce the number of home invasions had improved the sense of public safety in his region, and homeowners in a recent residents’ survey reported feeling more secure. But police numbers still needed to increase, he said. “We need significantly more police,” Mr Turner said.

    Integration and social-support services were also important to curb some of the social problems that had made crime endemic in some particularly disenfranchised pockets, Mr Turner said. Victoria Police rejected the notion that the region was being overlooked, and said Melton and the neighbouring shire of Brimbank had received 63 new officers on top of the existing 453 officers in the year to April.

    Crime statistics to the end of March show Sudanese-born people are 33 times more likely to be charged with riot and affray compared with those born in Australia.

    Link with comments open

  15. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A (black female muslim) “doctor” who was struck off over the death of a six-year-old (white) boy has won her appeal to practise medicine again.

    Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 over the death of Jack Adcock, who died of sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011.

  16. Gary

    Top Ender
    #2788305, posted on August 14, 2018 at 5:55 am

    It got me thinking of what would happen if people just stopped ‘stepping up’ and the your post at 6:28 am answered it.

  17. mh

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    Agent Peter Strzok was just fired from the FBI – finally. The list of bad players in the FBI & DOJ gets longer & longer. Based on the fact that Strzok was in charge of the Witch Hunt, will it be dropped? It is a total Hoax. No Collusion, No Obstruction – I just fight back!
    2:04 AM – Aug 14, 2018

  18. mh

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump
    Just fired Agent Strzok, formerly of the FBI, was in charge of the Crooked Hillary Clinton sham investigation. It was a total fraud on the American public and should be properly redone!

  19. Tel

    Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 over the death of Jack Adcock, who died of sepsis at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011.

    I have no idea how good or bad Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba really is, but here is the key point in the article:

    Dr Bawa-Garba said in her defence she had worked a 12-hour shift with no break and there was a lot of miscommunication in the ward.

    So Delingpole did an interview explaining a bunch of stuff about the NHS

    https://delingpoleworld.com/dr-will-and-the-nhs/

    In a nutshell:
    * The conditions in UK public hospitals are not great for either the doctors or the patients.
    * The hourly rate of pay is good, but doctors are stretched very thin and spend almost no time with each patient, long shifts are not uncommon.
    * They hire a lot of foreign doctors with diverse levels of qualification and training, so there’s no consistency.
    * It’s all very procedurally driven, and no one is brave enough to say anything, even in ridiculous situations.
    * On the whole the NHS is slowly and steadily getting worse, with no sign of turning around.

    So my point is that if you are a doctor, and you know you are dead tired at the end of a 12 hour shift, and you are doing that on a semi regular basis then fundamentally you must understand this is dangerous. If you see others are doing it, and that’s become the standard operational procedure then what happens is all the people involved with it know that this system kills more people than necessary, because the management are attempting to pretend that scarcity does not exist and at some stage rationing happens in one form or another.

  20. calli

    But hey let’s just dismiss all this as shoddy science so we can maintain our confirmation bias, so we can proclaim conspiracy theories, so we can claim we shouldn’t worry about those risks because there are so many other risks we should be worried about.

    Mitch, the products are dangerous. No dispute. That’s why there are handling instructions glued or printed on the containers. Over a period of thirty years, I trained in handling and trained others.

    Like so many other day to day items we use, there’s a risk and it’s our responsibility to keep risk to ourselves and others low. As an employer, it was even more important. Repeated use increases risk, so landscape workers as a rule use various levels of protective clothing (gloves, suits, masks) depending on what they’re using.

    The lawsuit sucessfully targeted Monsanto because they didn’t say on the packaging that glypho causes cancer, even though there is a range of opinion on the matter. It did not target the gentleman’s employer (in this case, the State) for providing inadequate training to carry out his job.

    I wonder why?

  21. Goanna

    But state Liberal leader Matthew Guy rejected their assessment. “We’re all sick to death of those in some parts of the inner city telling us these problems don’t exist,” he said. “It’s fine for mayors in inner-city suburbs to preach to the rest of the world about what they feel is right and wrong, but how about we get together and solve some of these crimes.

    We can talk it out. Kumbaya.

    This feminine approach will make no difference.

  22. Entropy

    the management are attempting to pretend that scarcity does not exist and at some stage rationing happens in one form or another

    Exactly. If medical care isn’t rationed by price it will be rationed by queues or procedural approaches. Throwing an ever growing pile of money at the scarcity issue doesn’t change anything in the detail, except provide myriad more opportunities for economic rent to be extracted by those with lesser talent but located in various key places in an increasingly complex system.

  23. Top Ender

    The Guardian, August 10:

    German police have rescued a man after he called for help saying a baby squirrel would not leave him alone … the drama ended … when the squirrel … lay down abruptly and fell asleep … police on the scene … (said) “A squirrel will be our new mascot, it will be christened Karl-Friedrich.”

  24. Dave in Marybrook

    Good stuff from Leak Jr, thanks BiN.
    He could drop the puns though. Just cos they might occur to him is no reason to spoil a good idea with a laboured subscription.

  25. Farmer Gez

    The lawsuit sucessfully targeted Monsanto because they didn’t say on the packaging that glypho causes cancer, even though there is a range of opinion on the matter. It did not target the gentleman’s employer (in this case, the State) for providing inadequate training to carry out his job.

    Monsanto deny the link to cancer and there are no studies that directly prove a causation.
    The label correctly states the risks involved. These labels are meticulously worked through as the chemical companies know full well that litigation will follow if incorrect useage instructions are given.
    Roundup/GMO is the playbook for enviro’s and the left. Kill glyphosate and you kill the GM crops that use it.
    They don’t give a toss of the huge impact on food production that the banning of glyphosate would have and the more toxic chemicals farmers would have to use. Driving farmers back fifty years is a win in their book.
    The housewife in Cairo that relies on imported wheat for her flat breads won’t write a letter of complaint to Robert Kennedy Jnr. Her family goes hungry while he seeks fame.

  26. C.L.

    Heartache this morning for Monty.
    He predicted big things for Peter Strzok.

  27. Tom

    But state Liberal leader Matthew Guy rejected their assessment. “We’re all sick to death of those in some parts of the inner city telling us these problems don’t exist,” he said. “It’s fine for mayors in inner-city suburbs to preach to the rest of the world about what they feel is right and wrong, but how about we get together and solve some of these crimes.”

    Excellent response from Guy, but it doesn’t go far enough. To have gutless local government leaders siding with criminal African gangs throws a bucket of shit in the faces of the thousands of traumatised victims of their home invasions, car-jackings and other mob attacks on public places.

    Political correctness kills. Standing with victims of crime against the criminal gangs — and not cowering when the thought police attack him — will win him the November election — which, extraordinarily, is on a knife’s edge. He should be a mile on front.

  28. rickw

    Dr Bawa-Garba said in her defence she had worked a 12-hour shift with no break and there was a lot of miscommunication in the ward.

    Miscommunication will happen if English isn’t your first language. Same basic rule for doctors as for pilots.

  29. C.L.

    Yesterday ABC Online ran a sympathy piece for a woman who killed her four babies.
    The High Court says she’s a murderer.
    This morning, another sympathy piece – about a criminal lunatic who kidnapped her children.
    The Family Court decided she was not a domestic violence victim and had to share custody with her husband. Conclusion: the ABC supports people who kill and steal children … provided they’re women.

    She has lost weight but there is a sadness in her face. She says she misses her kids, and that years of sleepless nights and exasperation have taken their toll.

    She also expresses anger at the Family Court system, arguing it does not give enough credit to women suffering domestic violence.

    “It’s been absolute hell, what we’ve been through. And no-one listens. Everyone thinks its a freaking joke, but it’s not,” she says.

    The court didn’t see it as a joke. She was sent to prison for a year and a half.

  30. Baldrick

    Naturally, TheirABC come out in defence of Strzok …

    ABC News ✔ @abcnews
    Peter Strzok, a veteran Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer says.

    ABC comment:
    He repeatedly insisted the texts, including ones in which he called Mr Trump a “disaster” and said “We’ll stop” a Trump candidacy, did not reflect political bias and had not infected his work.

  31. Geriatric Mayfly

    As I don’t watch it anymore, has Monsanto reached top billing status at the ABC as yet? They usually assemble a lot of fire power when running crusades against their hate-pets and companies that make profits. James Hardie comes to mind and top gun Red Kez bleating about the wickedness night after night.

  32. rickw

    Meanwhile in Syria… oh wait this is Sweden

    Did doughnut boy ever go to Malmö to sample its cultural enrichment?

  33. Diogenes

    Now keep going until your left finger has gone right around the circle. Your right finger is now at -1.

    I quite like the concept of +ve & -ve 0 that is possible in computing.

  34. Geriatric Mayfly

    Someone asked if Husar was behind Shorten yesterday in the prime camera spot for wimminses in marginal seats. All I could see was plump Bendigo, the sneering Griffith, some red head, and a non-descript bloke. Unless Husar is in the row behind, which rarely shows.

  35. Dave in Marybrook

    She lost weight… but still sad! Oh the heartbreak!
    This sort of stuff will go straight to ABC Life without any rewriting. Maybe it’s the lifestyle website is a good thing, if the proles can start to see that ABC is largely lifestyle advice-
    wamens is victims of the patriarchy
    Uluru statement from the heart gets premier’s literary award
    Monsanto is making you fat
    how to get solar panels installed on the property you’re renting

  36. None

    That is potentially good news Geriatric. It may mean that Shorten has thrown Hussar under the bus. He could of course just have put her in hiding for a while but so far that’s good news. Now imagine the conniotions if Tony Abbott had ever thrown a predatory lesbian bully under the bus and covered it up with a sham internal Liberal party review.

  37. min

    If there are no consequences bad behaviour will continue. Members of gangs know this as shown by comments to the terrified house holders who were told the police won’t touch us .

  38. The Wile E. Trumble sponsored push on government access to encrypted communications is another huge anvil.

  39. mh

    Heartache this morning for Monty.
    He predicted big things for Peter Strzok.

    Expect a few distraction squirrels today.

  40. cohenite

    Re the peter strzok dismissal this sums up why the forces against Trump are nuts:

    On Monday, the FBI announced that embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok had been fired over his careless series of anti-Trump text messages. In dismissing Strzok, FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich overruled the internal disciplinary arm of the FBI, which had recommended a much lesser punishment: demotion and a 60-day suspension.

    There is no way to be certain whether Bowdich’s intervention and his decision to dismiss Strzok was the right call. Everyone agrees Strzok should have exercised better judgment, and that sending politically charged text messages while engaged in an investigation where objectivity and impartiality were paramount was dumb. It should be noted, however, that there is no public evidence to suggest that Strzok’s personal political persuasions affected his work. And Strzok’s career at the FBI was otherwise an exemplary one; he spent 22 years keeping the United States safe from threats, including Russian espionage.

    Unfortunately, Strzok’s firing is a much bigger deal than text messages or one FBI agent’s career. This is the latest warning sign that President Trump is politicizing the U.S. rule of law beyond repair.

    This from the WSJ which supported the magic negro who politicised EVERY US institution from the EPA to the IRS (who can forget eric holder and the targeting of conservatives). The FBI and the DOJ conducted investigations into Hillary’s manifest criminality in taking her server off site and paying for the Steele dossier. The Steele dossier was compiled by a Trump hater, was described by comey and McCabe as salacious nonsense, paid for by Hillary and used by comey, McCabe and Rosenstein in applying to the FISA court for warrants without telling the court these details about the dossier.

    Strzok was up to his weird neck in both the investigation of Hillary where he changed the description of her actions from extreme negligence to carelessness which removed criminality, and the setting up of the mueller probe based on the Steele dossier. His texts with his mistress were simply outrageous; to argue a person with such an animosity could conduct himself without animus to Trump who he detested and threatened continually is bullshit.

    Anyway, anyone who supports strzok should look at his performance during the senate hearings:

    https://twitter.com/Hollybowie/status/1017572639777476608/video/1

    Trump had nothing to do with firing strzok, who frankly should be charged with perverting justice. And to assert strzok’s dismissal is an example of Trump politicising the DoJ simply shows how distorted the msm is when it comes to Trump.

  41. None

    Political correctness kills. Standing with victims of crime against the criminal gangs — and not cowering when the thought police attack him — will win him the November election — which, extraordinarily, is on a knife’s edge. He should be a mile on front.

    That’s because Victorians are brain dead or Matthew Guy is all that the Liberals can offer which is not enough.

  42. None

    I note that the inner city Victorian mayors moaning that we are so unfair to African thugs comprise the usual Anthony Australian suspects like a Marxist whatever from Durban and so on. I sincerely hope Matthew guy does get in and that the first thing he does is he strips all thesw Councils of both authority and money. If you hate Australia so much you don’t deserve to be running a council much less demanding Australia’s money.

  43. Geriatric Mayfly

    The mayors yesterday united to accuse media outlets and politicians of “racist fearmongering” and spurring on a backlash against the African-Australian community in their attempts to report on and discuss outbreaks of youth gang violence.

    Dear Mayors Assembled,
    Speaking to my son the other night, who lives in the very suburb which attracted recent notoriety, he tells me he keeps a baseball bat under the bed. Should I report this matter to the authorities? Yours, Worried.

    He also informed he about to purchase a Benz. Yours, Even More Worried.

  44. None

    The Wile E. Trumble sponsored push on government access to encrypted communications is another huge anvil.

    Who needs f****** communists when you’ve got Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals.

  45. stackja

    AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not
    By RYAN NAKASHIMA
    16 minutes ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

    An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

    Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.

  46. Baldrick

    More proof Democrats are as dumb as dog shit:

    Peter Strzok @notpeterstrzok (Peter Strzok is former FBI agent and Army veteran. Parody account – paying tribute to Peter Strzok.)

    I have been fired for expressing my personal opinion in private texts about a dictator that history will soon deem not only a Russian asset but an unhinged madman threatening the sovereignty of the United States of America
    12,000 Retweets / 33,000 Likes

  47. ABC –

    Campaigners against a type of smoke alarm which has been blamed for tens of thousands of deaths worldwide are disappointed their bid for CSIRO test data has been rejected.

    The CSIRO are the worst of data f1ddlers. They will only provide data after it has been molested in the vilest of ways.

  48. Snoopy

    Smoke alarms are spawn of the Devil.

  49. calli

    Burned the toast, Snoops? 🙃

  50. calli

    Don’t eat it! It’s a known carcinogen.

  51. rickw

    He also informed he about to purchase a Benz. Yours, Even More Worried.

    The only vehicle that could make him more of a target is a BMW. Our predator imports love those things.

  52. Chris

    He also informed he about to purchase a Benz. Yours, Even More Worried.

    If its a black Benz, thats the shizzle. He ruling party.

  53. cohenite

    Baldrick

    #2788363, posted on August 14, 2018 at 8:39 am

    More proof Democrats are as dumb as dog shit:

    Peter Strzok @notpeterstrzok (Peter Strzok is former FBI agent and Army veteran. Parody account – paying tribute to Peter Strzok.)

    I have been fired for expressing my personal opinion in private texts about a dictator that history will soon deem not only a Russian asset but an unhinged madman threatening the sovereignty of the United States of America
    12,000 Retweets / 33,000 Likes

    Yet he could conduct himself objectively apart from his dislike of Trump; what a guy!

  54. John Constantine

    Thirty million Australians before 2030 means another couple million in Melbourne.

    Locked in socialist voteherds for generations.

    Can the racist Anglosphere heresy swing the balance of power between labor Stalinism and the green caliphate?.

    Or will they just swing in the purges?.

    Comrades.

  55. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

    That aint news.
    Its been known for quite some time.

    As a VPN* user, I have had google disable accounts because of, what they think is, a change in my location.
    When they first did this (about 5 years ago), the first question was “I thought you said you didn’t keep location data?”

    *Wile E. Trumble has not followed the Saudis and banned them yet

  56. mh

    Some unintentionally funny replies to Not Peter Strzock there.

  57. rickw

    An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

    Pretty obvious. I’ve taken photos from a plane, with phone switched off. As soon as I land and switch on the phone, they get tagged with the location “central Pacific”, “Republic of Kiribati” etc. That might be after 4 hours of flying with the phone off. It’s not taking a guess at where the photos were taken.

  58. John Constantine

    Their ABC jonspit fainefilth has gloated from his billion dollar bully pulpit that once enough lefty millions of voters have been mass imported, all elections will be fought between the green wing and the labor wing of godless commo totalitarianism.

    Comrades.

  59. Heartache this morning for Monty.
    He predicted big things for Peter Strzok.

    You’re making things up again, Arnold.

  60. Dave in Marybrook

    I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories-
    but Xero accounting software has now locked me out of access until I link in to a smartphone.
    I can see a backdoor method to where the gubmint can access my business financials at any time… and let’s not forget Xero are Kiwis.

  61. Snoopy

    Calli, I have had two battery powered alarms which failed (not just flat batteries). Three years ago I had an electrician over to do some other stuff and on his advice installed two hardwired alarms. Now one of those has failed. Replacing the backup battery did not fix it.

    Smoke alarms have to be the most unreliable electronic POS of shit on the market. Thank God I’m not a landlord.

  62. I can see a backdoor method to where the gubmint can access my business financials at any time…

    But, but you can trust the ATO. Surely, no one there would ever commit fraud, would they?

  63. Snoopy

    When ownership is mandated by the government, longevity is undesirable.

  64. Time to update your talking points, you guys.

    President Trump has spent the past year and a half emphatically declaring that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia, adamantly and angrily insisting that any suggestion to the contrary is nothing but a “hoax.”

    Trump is now trying out a new line, which looks a little something like this: There was “no collusion” … “to the best of my knowledge.”

    The current defence is that his underlings probably colluded, sure whatever, but you got nothing on old Donnie, can’t make it stick nosirree, Junior can fend for himself, Manafort was there for like five minutes, who is that Page guy anyway never heard of him, I need a nap.

    Ah, for those happy carefree days when you lot could still call it a nothingburger.

  65. Chris

    De Nile. It’s just a river in Aegypt.

  66. Diogenes

    . Three years ago I had an electrician over to do some other stuff and on his advice installed two hardwired alarms. Now one of those has failed. Replacing the backup battery did not fix it.

    We are having some work done, and I was surprised to hear that even the wired ones should be replaced every 10 years, so duly replaced.

  67. stackja

    The fear that’s fuelling our housing crisis
    SHANE GEHA
    Shane Geha
    August 14, 2018 12:00am

    As Australia’s population continues to grow, welcoming its historic 25 millionth resident just last week, many are questioning how our nation’s capitals will cope: how do you solve a problem that is affecting over 5.07 million people in Sydney alone?

    The truth is that Sydney is one of the least densely populated world cities.

    Critically, density in our capital cities, accommodates population growth and encourages migration, which is key to driving infrastructure improvements and boosting the economy.

    Dr. Shane Geha is the managing director of EG Property Group and Urban Planning.

    Michael Easson
    From Wikipedia

    Trade union related

    Easson’s working career began in 1978 as a Research Assistant to the Hon. John Brown MP. He then joined the Labor Council of New South Wales (now Unions NSW) as Education & Research Officer, then Assistant Secretary (1984) and Secretary (1989-1994). At the age of 34, he was elected as the youngest ever Secretary. He elected Vice President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, 1993 to 1994, and Senior Vice President of the Labor Party (NSW Branch) between 1993 and 1995. Whilst at the Labor Council he was Managing Director of Radio Station 2KY (1989 to 1994), and in 1989 co-founded both Asset Super (since 2012 part of CARE Super) and Chifley Financial Services. Between 1978 and 1987 Easson served as a member for the NSW Council of the Trade Union Trading Authority (TUTA).

    After resigning from the Labor Council in 1994, Easson pursued business, academic and other interests.

    Business related

    Specialising as a company director with businesses in infrastructure, construction and investment, along with Sydney businessmen Shane and Adam Geha, Easson formed EG Property, of which he is co-owner and Executive Chairman.

  68. Roger

    “It’s fine for mayors in inner-city suburbs to preach to the rest of the world about what they feel is right and wrong, but how about we get together and solve some of these crimes.”

    If that’s the best Matthew Guy can come up with it explains why he’s behind in the polls.

    This is a problem largely created by government policy.

    The police know who the offenders are. They need to arrest them.

    The magistracy then needs to imprison them instead of bailing them.

    Then Home Affairs needs to deport those without citizenship.

    Then the problem will be solved.

  69. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Peter Strzok Confirms FBI Firing, Launches $150,000 GoFundMe Campaign

    For ghostwriter and to launch a book signing tour?

  70. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Monstie’s nose is still glued to wapo fake news. lol.

  71. Roger

    The truth is that Sydney is one of the least densely populated world cities.

    The truth is that most Sydneysiders would rather it not become more densely populated.

  72. stackja

    Teenage girl dragged into dark alleyway and sexually assaulted in CBD
    Aneeka Simonis, Herald Sun
    an hour ago

    A TEENAGE girl was dragged into a dark alleyway and held captive during a disturbing sexual assault in the CBD.

    Police are seeking witnesses to track down the suspect, described by police as being aged in his 20s and tall with dark brown skin.

    He is described as being aged in his early 20s, around 178cm tall with a lean build, dark brown skin and short hair.

  73. .

    Dave in Marybrook
    #2788378, posted on August 14, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories-
    but Xero accounting software has now locked me out of access until I link in to a smartphone.
    I can see a backdoor method to where the gubmint can access my business financials at any time… and let’s not forget Xero are Kiwis.

    Bloody hell. It never ends.

  74. Snoopy

    From Strzok’s Go Fund Me page.

    Peter Strzok is a proud husband and father, a veteran of the U.S. Army and counterintelligence Special Agent who spent more than two decades in a job he loved at the FBI.

    Monty’s hero.

  75. RobK

    Rickw,
    It’s not taking a guess at where the photos were taken.

    You have the geotag function of your phone’s camera switched on so the photo has embeded in its code the gps location of where it was taken. Google scans your new photos and asks if you want to give them to it.

  76. stackja

    Opinion: Political arrogance from Labor Left hurting Palasczuk Government
    Peter Gleeson, The Courier-Mail
    28 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Let’s take a look at the damage the Three Musketeers have presided over in the past few weeks.

    #ArroganceNumberOne

    Three weeks ago, The Courier-Mail reported that on Mr Di Brenni’s recommendation, Cabinet appointed the CFMEU’s Jade Ingham to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission board, despite his long and unimpressive record of civil disobedience and industrial law breaches. Mr Di Brenni told an Estimates hearing he’d had no complaints about Mr Ingham’s appointment. Obviously, he is moonlighting at the Comedy Club. My inbox lit up when the story ran. It shows the unions are running the Labor Party. It’s payback.

    #ArroganceNumberTwo

    On to The Australian last Saturday where it was reported that Deputy Premier and Treasurer Ms Trad appointed a veteran Get Up! strategist at taxpayer expense as a “temporary adviser’’ for last year’s state election. Get Up! campaigned tirelessly during the poll on an anti-Adani platform. Josh Genner was paid $2000 a week on a contract that ended on the eve of the November 25 poll. But of course GetUp! is an “independent’’ advocacy body. Sure.

    #ArroganceNumberThree

    The Sunday Mail reports that babies born in Queensland country towns where maternity services have been closed are dying at a much higher rate than newborns in other rural centres with obstetrics services. Labor has ordered an immediate “summit’’ to deal with a problem that it has presided over. When in doubt, order a summit. Yes Minister.

    Queensland Health has a budget of $18.3 billion yet it can’t provide adequate neonatal services to all pregnant women, not just mums in the bigger cities and towns.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    For M0nty:

    “Everybody Immediately Knew That It Was for Amazon”: Has Bezos Become More Powerful in D.C. Than Trump?

    Yep, Mr WaPo is now being denounced by the Left. If you keep on quoting it you’ll find yourself in the gulag with us when the revolution comes.

  78. Infidel Tiger

    Dr. Shane Geha is the managing director of EG Property Group and Urban Planning.

    Yes this exactly who we should be talking to about the population ponzi.

    FFS. Might as well ask Crown if casinos should have their opening hours limited.

  79. calli

    There’s a good case for being a Luddite like me and using a real, ridgy-didge camera.

  80. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Integration and social-support services were also important to curb some of the social problems that had made crime endemic in some particularly disenfranchised pockets, Mr Turner said. Victoria Police rejected the notion that the region was being overlooked, and said Melton and the neighbouring shire of Brimbank had received 63 new officers on top of the existing 453 officers in the year to April.

    The usual communist talking points. The fact that these people come from a culture that is barely out of the stone age and an average IQ that can’t boil water has no bearing on the lawless behaviour because all people must be the same, especially the one’s that are not. Marx, Lenin, Mao et al can’t all be wrong.

  81. .

    Well, Zippy let’s say immigration is simple: speak English and be one standard deviation above the average IQ.

    How about that?

    It doesn’t care about race or culture, as little as I care that IQ tests are “culturally biased”.

  82. RobK

    Calli,
    I’m sure that squirrel’s eyes watered just a bit.
    Re the camera, its actually quite useful having the geotag on as its an accurate record of exact time and place.

  83. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Peter Strzok is a proud husbandphilanderer and father, a veteran of the U.S. Army and counterintelligence Special Agent who spent more than two decades in a job he loved at the FBI.

    A man right after William Jefferson Clinton’s heart.

  84. RobK

    Calli’s squirrel is a bit like Malcolm and his energy policy, it will be painful what ever he does and hard to back out of.

  85. C.L.

    Monty, try to keep up.
    Collusion has already been proven.
    Hillary Clinton, via the DNC, illegally purchased a phony dossier from Russian intelligence and her minions illegally used it to acquire FISA warrants to illegally spy on Donald Trump.
    She had already promised to be a loyal servant to Moscow with her re-set button diplomacy.
    So far, several of the criminals involved – including James Comey and Peter Strzok – have been fired or are under investigation.

  86. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    How about that?

    How about people that come from a compatible culture? Oh wait … there isn’t one where the birth rate is above replacement.

    The left have poisoned western society with gender equality, without radical reform back to normality civilisation as we know it won’t survive in its current form past this century.

  87. C.L.

    Peter Strzok took on Donald Trump.
    Peter Strzok is now applying for jobs as a mall cop.
    Trump is more popular than Barack Obama.
    Trump won – again.

  88. Roger

    Victoria Police rejected the notion that the region was being overlooked, and said Melton and the neighbouring shire of Brimbank had received 63 new officers on top of the existing 453 officers in the year to April.

    Because the solution to every problem government creates is more government.

  89. C.L.

    Breaking in Sweden …

    “Youths” – meaning Muslim ‘migrants’ – are setting fire to Gothenburg.
    No big deal.

    Video.

  90. Collusion has already been proven.
    Hillary Clinton, via the DNC, illegally purchased a phony dossier from Russian intelligence and her minions illegally used it to acquire FISA warrants to illegally spy on Donald Trump.
    She had already promised to be a loyal servant to Moscow with her re-set button diplomacy.
    So far, several of the criminals involved – including James Comey and Peter Strzok – have been fired or are under investigation.

    An excellent summary and quite incredible to behold. And yet, the fourth estate are focussed squarely on Trump. If you happen to see a member of them walking by remember to give them a good shove.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    In summary from the left …
    (1) Peter Gravy-Strzok can overtly bag the shit out of the subject of his investigation but he brings no bias at all to the investigation;
    (2) Every other white male in the US carries unconscious biases against almost every minority victim group even if they have never expressed (or even thought) anything adverse about those groups.
    Why has Peter Two-Strzok been cashiered right now, when it looked like a wet-lettuce smack and a demotion?
    I suspect that his erstwhile paramour Page has shopped him big-time in the in-camera House hearings a couple of weeks ago.
    Interesting that the guy who fired Two-Strzok is a straight shooter, both figuratively and literally … a former SWAT sniper who, by all accounts, has no truck with political influence of any colour.

  92. .

    Using that > 1 S.D. rule would cut immigration by over 84%, assuming the immigrant intake now has the same profile as current Australians.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    An excellent summary and quite incredible to behold. And yet, the fourth estate are focussed squarely on Trump. If you happen to see a member of them walking by remember to give them a good shove.

    And be sure to synchronise your shoving with the bus timetable.

  94. Rae

    Morning Farmer Gez.

    Is that alleged interview between Harvey Glick and Nicole Chvastek up on the ABC Rural Radio site yet?

  95. Bruce of Newcastle

    “Youths” – meaning Muslim ‘migrants’ – are setting fire to Gothenburg.
    No big deal.

    Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with this story.

    Sweden election polls shows eurosceptics third as leaders face WORST result in 100 years (13 Aug)

    Could it?

  96. Leigh Lowe

    Peter Strzok took on Donald Trump.
    Peter Strzok is now applying for jobs as a mall cop.
    Trump is more popular than Barack Obama.
    Trump won – again.

    .
    “He won’t. We will stop him”.
    “Don’t worry. We will take out an insurance policy against him.”
    .
    While you were taking out insurance policies, you should of called Real Insurance about Income Protection buddy.

  97. C.L.

    Clementine Ford has had a lady meltdown this morning:

    Andrew Bolt, your shameful hypocrisy is not welcome here
    By Clementine Ford

    It seems that after a career spent vilifying feminists, Andrew Bolt has found his feminism – or at the very least, figured out how to manipulate its principles to a) call the left hypocrites and b) deflect from the fact he continues to publish racist propaganda.

    Councillor Jacinta Price has been on the receiving end of some vile and disgusting abuse. According to Bolt, women like me are now obliged to speak out against it in order to maintain “credibility”.

    Newsflash, Bolt – women like me do oppose this language and behaviour. But when we speak out against it, we are met with mockery or disdain from people like you. How convenient that you demand we act in service to you when it suits.

    Here’s what I know. It comes as zero surprise to learn – again – that there are just as many men on the left as there are the right who use hateful language about and towards women. This is because the problem doesn’t stem from a political divide but from misogyny. You know, just like we’ve been saying for years even as it nets us ever more misogynistic abuse.

    It’s misogyny that fuels the anger men feel towards women who don’t keep their place. It’s misogyny that makes them feel entitled to rage about the things those women do or say. And it’s misogyny that provides the specifically aggressive, violent and degrading language that men use to express their hatred towards women.

    It was misogyny that encouraged attendees of the Carbon Tax Convoy to make signs calling then Prime Minister Julia Gillard “Bob Brown’s Bitch”. It was misogyny that allowed then Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to feel totally at ease standing in front of those signs, and then later refuse to apologise for it. Speaking of Abbott, it was misogyny that caused him to appoint himself minister for women after his election victory, because what better way to get back at the women who have criticised your campaign than to show exactly how far you’re prepared to go to show them who’s in charge?

    It is misogyny that encourages News Limited blogger Tim Blair to write endlessly sexist and racist content about women on the left side of politics, running polls to determine which of us is the “craziest” and directing the frothing vitriol of his followers to each of our social media and private email accounts to share their own views on what must be done to us to teach us a lesson.

    It’s misogyny that allows men like Blair Cottrell (invited on to Sky News to share his white supremacist views and whose presence was not opposed by Bolt, also a Sky host) to view women as property, and to seek to punish those women when they “move on” by attempting to burn down their houses. It’s misogyny on display when Cottrell comments that he has used violence and terror to manipulate women because “we use what we have to get what want”.

    It’s misogyny that informs Mark Latham’s deep hatred for women, functioning as a fabulous dog whistle for the support base he now uses to soothe his feelings of political failure. His harassment of Rosie Batty was misogyny writ large, and he continues to hound women on social media with all the enthusiasm of a rabid dog.

    And yet, to my knowledge, Andrew Bolt and many of his colleagues have never spoken out against any of these people. In some cases, they are guilty of perpetuating the abuse toward individual women and of fostering an attitude towards women that allows this abuse to proliferate.

    Where was Bolt’s great defence when Van Badham was punched by a man in the street? Where was his challenge to women on the Right when Yassmin Abdel-Magied was being inundated with terrifying rape and death threats, descriptions of her body being mutilated and defiled, the vast majority of them encouraged by the horrendous campaign his own news organisation ran against her even while describing actual neo-Nazi apologists as “controversial” and “provocative”?

    Where has Bolt been over the years when men have told me to sit on a butcher’s knife to prevent me reproducing, when they’ve threatened to come to my house and stab me, when they’ve indulged in fantasies about stringing me up like a pig and then raping me with a baseball bat covered in barbed wire? Where is Bolt’s great imperative to defend women then? (And why does Bolt never demand that prominent men speak out against misogyny, given that it is men who perpetrate it?)

    Jacinta Price and I might have opposite political views, but of course, I condemn the specifically misogynistic abuse she’s being subjected to. It’s a shame that feminists are never offered the same bipartisan support in response, but hypocrisy has always been Bolt’s middle name.

    It’s deeply ironic that he demands solidarity and support on a matter like this when at every other opportunity, he and his political colleagues – including Price – stand in active opposition to the work feminists are trying to do to dismantle misogyny and the revolting abuse of women that it feeds.

    Additionally, it shows a remarkable lack of responsibility and insight that Bolt himself is a big contributor to the racism that makes misogynist abuse of Price that much worse.

    Misogyny and the men who perpetrate it are the problems. You want to know what feminists think about women like Price being abused in this manner? We think, no shit. Maybe, just maybe Bolt, if you got the hell out of our way and stopped ridiculing the attempts we make to change things, women wouldn’t have to endure death and rape threats for doing our jobs. No matter which side of the divide we sat on.

    Case proven. Ford blames Price and resents defending her.

    Bolt wins.

  98. areff

    Tonightly cancelled. Via Amanda Meade, on Twitter, just now:

    The ABC will not renew Tonightly with Tom Ballard beyond its final airing on 7 September. Attracting younger audiences requires bold approaches and we continually experiment with new content and new formats particularly on digital platforms.

  99. Mark A

    Snoopy
    #2788379, posted on August 14, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Smoke alarms have to be the most unreliable electronic POS of shit on the market. Thank God I’m not a landlord.

    We are, there is a company doing the rounds checking smoke alarms and replacing batteries every year if you sign up.

    Notice to the tenant is sent and they are not required to be there.
    Not expensive for the peace of mind.
    Your agent can advise.

  100. stackja

    Iron Cove Bridge Duplication

    The $175 million Inner West Busway project was awarded to the Bridge to Bay Alliance in October 2007 and involved the implementation of a new city bound bus lane on the 3.5 km section of Victoria Road between Gladesville Bridge and the Crescent in Sydney’s Inner West.

    A large property buy occurred some time before this. Someone knew?

  101. C.L.

    And somebody punched van Badham in the head?
    I had to look into this claim.
    All I could find was this:

    Van [email protected]

    I once told a guy who was harassing me to “rack off” and he punched me in the face. #qand

  102. .

    Notice to the tenant is sent and they are not required to be there.
    Not expensive for the peace of mind.
    Your agent can advise.

    I know this is an industry standard, but this is creep a/f.

  103. C.L.

    Backtrack …
    Aboriginal leftist men – one claiming to be a “warrior” (LOL) – threatened to bash Jacinta Price.
    Clementine Ford responds:

    It’s deeply ironic that [Bolt] demands solidarity and support on a matter like this when at every other opportunity, he and his political colleagues – including Price – stand in active opposition to the work feminists are trying to do to dismantle misogyny and the revolting abuse of women that it feeds.

    Price asked for it.

  104. Rae

    Case proven. Ford blames Price and resents defending her.

    Bolt wins.

    Blokey of you C.L. How surprising.

    A forceful opinion piece by Clem Ford. Very well said that woman.

  105. stackja

    Tempo, Drummoyne is located in Sydney’s inner west, comprising 164 residential apartments and complemented by bustling retail on the main street. The development offers views to the Sydney CBD, Harbour Bridge and water views across to Iron Cove bridge.

  106. .

    Blokey of you C.L. How surprising.

    A forceful opinion piece by Clem Ford. Very well said that woman.

    Very trans of you Rae. How surprising.

    Very forceful writing by Rae. Well said that Bedford van owner.

  107. Leigh Lowe

    mh

    #2788354, posted on August 14, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Heartache this morning for Monty.
    He predicted big things for Peter Strzok.

    Expect a few distraction squirrels today.

    .
    .

    Top Ender

    #2788330, posted on August 14, 2018 at 7:36 am

    The Guardian, August 10:

    German police have rescued a man after he called for help saying a baby squirrel would not leave him alone … the drama ended … when the squirrel … lay down abruptly and fell asleep … police on the scene … (said) “A squirrel will be our new mascot, it will be christened Karl-Friedrich.”

    .
    Anyone we know?

  108. H B Bear

    Graeoogs if you can’t raise the energy level go and do something else.

  109. Rae

    Morning Dot/Frank. Is the labbie still at the vets? Has the scooter been repaired?

  110. .

    The Labrador exists like your “terminal cancer”.

  111. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Cock Hero before lunch? novel indeed.

  112. Robber Baron

    An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

    If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about.

    In Government we Trust.

    Now sleep well, and pay your taxes you serf…and shut up or we will cut off your power.

  113. Farmer Gez

    Morning Farmer Gez.

    Is that alleged interview between Harvey Glick and Nicole Chvastek up on the ABC Rural Radio site yet?

    Just checked. Audio not available yet. ABC regional crew a bit slow.
    Alleged?
    ABC Drive Nicole Chvastek Monday. Keep tabs on it yourself.

  114. stackja

    Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced to home detention over child sex abuse cover-up
    Andrew Hough in Newscastle, The Advertiser
    38 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    THE disgraced former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Edward Wilson will serve his prison term for covering up Catholic Church child sex abuse on home detention, and not behind bars.

    However, he will launch an appeal against his conviction on Tuesday.

    Wilson, 67, was sentenced to 12 months on home detention with a six-month non-parole period. He will stay at his sister’s home on the Central Coast in New South Wales.

    It follows his world-first conviction in May.

    In a landmark hearing that took less than five minutes, Magistrate Robert Stone sentenced Wilson to “strict” supervision and as required, he will wear a home tracking device.

    There are no other special conditions.

  115. .

    And yet, to my knowledge, Andrew Bolt and many of his colleagues have never spoken out against any of these people. In some cases, they are guilty of perpetuating the abuse toward individual women and of fostering an attitude towards women that allows this abuse to proliferate.

    She’s a deplor…I mean, a piece of shit.

    She can’t play the gender card here. Unless she admits women are not equal to men, and therefore I am more feminist than her as I espouse gender equality in as much as women ought to be accountable just like men are.

    The only way sack of shit Clem can argue against this is argue that she ought to treated like a child.

    To wit, then she ought to be ignored.

  116. Ivan Denisovich

    Price asked for it.

    The uncovered meat defence.

  117. Lysander

    Former Nat, John Anderson has a very sound twitter account; he makes a lot of sense.

    I think he should return to politics!

  118. Leigh Lowe

    And somebody punched van Badham in the head?
    I had to look into this claim.

    Well, she has certainly been hit with the ugly stick … repeatedly.

  119. C.L.

    In a landmark hearing that took less than five minutes, Magistrate Robert Stone sentenced Wilson to “strict” supervision and as required, he will wear a home tracking device.

    Mmyes, we better make sure he doesn’t do … absolutely nothing to children, like, ever again.
    The tracking device will help.

  120. Lysander

    Why hasn’t the court transcript or judgement on Wilson been released? Makes no sense even with redacted details??? WTF?? Is this North Korea!!!?

  121. C.L.

    JC, you were saying electrical cars will stick it to the Saudis …

    Elon Musk says he’s in talks with Saudi Arabia, other funds to invest in Tesla buyout deal.

    Today, he said a meeting last month with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund convinced him he could secure funding to take the electric carmaker private.

    The disclosure comes six days after he surprised investors by announcing on Twitter that he was considering taking Tesla private at a price of $420 per share and that funding was “secured”.

  122. Snoopy

    Hey Rae, how about a link to the documents given in evidence that prove Monsanto knew Roundup causes cancer?

  123. WTF?? Is this North Korea!!!?

    We can only dream of such liberties.

    And I hear they are building power stations!

  124. Leigh Lowe

    The ABC will not renew Tonightly with Tom Ballard beyond its final airing on 7 September. Attracting younger audiences requires bold approaches ….

    Translation.
    It wasn’t funny.
    A few people watched because of gay solidarity, but they all drifted away after a few weeks.
    Even lots of desperate “fuckety fucking fucked fucking Tory xunts” lines couldn’t get them back.
    .

    …and we continually experiment with new content and new formats particularly on digital platforms.

    Tom is going to YouTube.

  125. calli

    its actually quite useful having the geotag

    I’m sure it is. I also keep a travel diary. Sad. 🙂

  126. C.L.

    The circumstantial bullshit conviction of Archbishop Wilson …
    Once again, in Quadrant: Evidence, Memory and the Law.

  127. Lysander

    Thanks CL; I’ll take a look.

  128. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    NSW Muslim MP Shaoquett Moselmane blocks Vic Alhadeff from Labor event
    Vic Alhadeff, CEO of the NSW J#wish Board of Deputies.

    Andrew Clennell
    NSW Political Editor

    The first Muslim MP in the NSW parliament has sparked a row overnight, refusing entry to a respected J#wish leader to a Labor party multicultural launch.

    Upper House MP Shaoquett Moselmane refused entry to J#wish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff at the launch of the Labor Union Multicultural Action Committee launch last night saying, according to Mr Alhadeff, that he was not a Labor party member before offering him a baklava on the way out.

    The baklava was declined

    From the Oz. I would have told Mr Moselmane what he could do with his baklava.

  129. Bruce of Newcastle

    Elon Musk says he’s in talks with Saudi Arabia, other funds to invest in Tesla buyout deal.

    Win-win!
    Love it when gullible investors buy a money-pit.

  130. C.L.

    The highly creative circumstantial conviction of Archbishop Wilson …
    Once again, in Quadrant: Evidence, Memory and the Law.

  131. Natural Instinct

    Just catching up on some Delingpole

    It all began on Monday when Boris – formerly Mayor of London; formerly Foreign Secretary; currently the leading candidate in the Brexit camp to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister – wrote a newspaper column about the burka.
    The gist of the piece was that he didn’t believe it should be banned – that wouldn’t be the British way and it would be counterproductive – but that personally he found it an unpleasant garment which oppressed women and for which there was no scriptural pretext in Islam.
    .
    Nothing particularly exceptionable there, you might think. After all, lots of people, left and right, Christian and Muslim, have said similar stuff over the years.
    It only became a casus belli because certain political factions chose to make it a casus belli.
    These factions included: Islamist groups playing the “Islamophobia” grievance card; Momentum socialists from the Labour party, spotting a handy excuse to distract from all the stories about their leader Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-Semitism and his consorting with Islamic terrorist groups; bitter Remoaners within the Conservative party (and Lib Dems, Scottish Nationalists and Greens — or rather, since happily there’s only one of them in parliament, the Green) on a mission to decapitate the new de facto leader of Brexit; and Social Justice Warriors, forever obsessed with identity politics and therefore determined to parade their virtue by taking offence on behalf of burqa-wearers and Muslims everywhere.
    .
    That sounds like an awful lot of people ranged against Boris Johnson. But really it’s not. And this is where the story gets interesting.
    Whoops! MSM Data Poll Finds Public Back Boris: Burqa Comments Not Racist, Garb Should Be Banned https://t.co/v50iZEkBFo
    — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 8, 2018

    .
    To understand why this story is so important, you need to see it as a clash between the two dominant ideological forces of our time. It’s difficult giving them labels because each is so multifarious and fissiparous.
    .
    But for the sake of argument, let’s call them Traditionalism v Post-Modernism.
    .
    Traditionalists believe broadly in the tried-and-tested, in common sense, in “old-fashioned” qualities like resilience, self-determination, personal responsibility, common sense patriotism, loyalty, self-sacrifice, honour, duty, deferred gratification, in family values, in free speech, in liberty and natural justice.
    Post-modernists, broadly, want to make the world anew on a ‘progressive’ model which rejects the past, embraces change as an automatic good, which seeks to impose — by force, if necessary — ‘social justice’ on a world it divides into oppressed and oppressors, and which believes that there is no such thing as absolute truth — only a succession of competing narratives.
    Traditionalists are conservatives, though they may not necessarily identify as such.
    .
    Post-modernists are quintessentially Marxist, though they may baulk at the term — preferring to think of themselves as liberals or socialists or social democrats or even “centre-right” conservatives. But this is just semantics and sophistry. As the Polish MEP and philosopher Ryzard Legutko (a future podcast guest, I hope) points out in his must-read book The Demon In Democracy, the “liberal democrat” model championed in the last few decades by everyone from Hillary Clinton to the European Union is really just communism without the secret police, bread queues and gulags.

  132. Slim Cognito

    A forceful opinion piece by Clem Ford. Very well said that woman.

    I couldn’t read it as I want to eat at some point during the day. I suspect it would make me forcefully vomit.

    She can’t see past her own hypocrisy, demanding women be treated with respect while advocating the eradication of all men.

  133. Snoopy

    Tesla will become a hole in the sand into which the Saudis pour money.

  134. Natural Instinct

    What is happening to the UK?
    .

    The United Kingdom’s surge of the previously unheard of phenomenon of acid attacks has seen an average of 15 a week over the past three years, with the vast majority taking place in the crime-struck capital, London.
    .
    There were 2,602 acid attacks in Britain between January 2015 and May 2018, the equivalent of 15 a week, according to government figures accessed by The Mirror newspaper.
    .
    Comparing that figure — which will almost certainly be higher on average for 2018 crimes given the apparent surge in acid attacks in the past year — the newspaper notes between 2007 and 2011 there were just 100 such attacks, or just one a fortnight over the period.
    .
    Of the attacks, the majority took place in London — 73 per cent — despite just 12 per cent of people in the United Kingdom living in the capital.

  135. calli

    Vic Alhadeff, CEO of the NSW J#wish Board of Deputies.

    Perhaps that bit of “othering” might knock a bit of sense into Alhadeff’s bonce, but I doubt it.

  136. C.L.

    Is Musk trolling the Americans for a counter-offer?

  137. areff

    The ABC’s announcement of Ballard’s cancellation:

    http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/abc-statement-on-tonightly-with-tom-ballard/

    it concludes with this parting shot:

    Tom Ballard said: “Getting the chance to host Tonightly has been an absolute honour and privilege, even though we never got to be on Media Watch. I feel so proud of the ‘work’ we made and I feel so lucky to have been surrounded by laughter and stupidity for an entire year. My sincere thanks go to the brilliant Tonightly team, the ABC and the fans of Cory Bernardi.”

    So the national broadcaster scraps a show and the announcement includes a parting shot at a conservative!

  138. Monty, try to keep up.
    Collusion has already been proven.
    Hillary Clinton, via the DNC, illegally purchased a phony dossier from Russian intelligence and her minions illegally used it to acquire FISA warrants to illegally spy on Donald Trump.
    She had already promised to be a loyal servant to Moscow with her re-set button diplomacy.
    So far, several of the criminals involved – including James Comey and Peter Strzok – have been fired or are under investigation.

    Are you supposed to clap at performance art? If so, bravo.

    Meanwhile, the first Manafort trial will soon wrap up.

  139. Snoopy

    Meanwhile, the first Manafort trial will soon wrap up.

    Monty, do you think Manafort will be found guilty of collusion with the Russians?

  140. C.L.

    Beagle thesis confirmed …
    Greens demand the right to have sex with animals:

    A NSW Greens candidate who once advocated changing the law to allow humans to have ‘consensual sex with animals’ now says he was just joking.

    Tom Raue, who won Greens preselection for the inner Sydney seat of Summer Hill last week, authored a bizarre column in favour of bestiality in a student newspaper in 2012.

    ‘Why is consensual sex with animals considered so heinous it must be illegal?’ he wrote, according to the Daily Telegraph.

    ‘Yes most Australians find it disgusting, but that’s not a good enough reason to legislate against it.’

  141. C.L.

    Beagle thesis confirmed …
    Greens demand the right to have sex with animals:

    A NSW Greens candidate who once advocated changing the law to allow humans to have ‘consensual sex with animals’ now says he was just joking.

    Tom Raue, who won Greens preselection for the inner Sydney seat of Summer Hill last week, authored a bizarre column in favour of best1al1ty in a student newspaper in 2012.

    ‘Why is consensual sex with animals considered so heinous it must be illegal?’ he wrote, according to the Daily Telegraph.

    ‘Yes most Australians find it disgusting, but that’s not a good enough reason to legislate against it.’

  142. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Meanwhile, the first Manafort trial will soon wrap up.

    Brandi Buchman

    @BBuchman_CNS
    Follow Follow @BBuchman_CNS
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    The latest updates from the #ManafortTrial here. THREAD –
    Judge T.S. Ellis III has said he will instruct jurors that they cannot find Manafort guilty for omissions made by his company since the indictment doesn’t name his entities but only him as an individual.

    https://twitter.com/BBuchman_CNS/status/1029121423175020546

  143. Zyconoclast

    stackja
    #2788408, posted on August 14, 2018 at 9:38 am
    Opinion: Political arrogance from Labor Left hurting Palasczuk Government
    Peter Gleeson, The Courier-Mail

    The Palatial Chicken will be re-elected.
    Or her clone.

    Why waste time with Labor lite when you can get the full strength original version.

  144. C.L.

    I can’t wait to purchase the inevitable homage to Boulevard of Broken Dreams featuring Stormy Daniels as Marilyn, Peter Strzok as James Dean, James Comey as Elvis and Bob Mueller as Humphrey Bogart. Huddled in the diner, contemplating what might have been.

  145. John Constantine

    https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20180814/pdf/43x9rdj9vx7sgp.pdf

    ELd elders announce they will still sell glyphosate.

    the chemical is six percent of revenue and four percent of gross margin.

    This shows it is generic and less profitable than the alternatives.

    ELD if targeted for lawfare has no incentive to die in a ditch for a generic low margin product.

    Probably it will be a Council first sued in Australia over glyphosate, as the court case will not be fought to the death.

    Probably inner city green councils will be announcing the end of roundup by Christmas.

    Comrades.

  146. Viva

    Landslide support for the NEG by the Liberals

    Landslide loss in the next election is the only guarantee

    The turkeys have just voted for Christmas

  147. Leigh Lowe

    Judge T.S. Ellis III has said he will instruct jurors that they cannot find Manafort guilty for omissions made by his company since the indictment doesn’t name his entities but only him as an individual.

    Getting the paperwork right is not Mueller’s strong suit.
    Charging an individual for the failings of an associated entity is a rookie mistake.
    Nearly as bad as charging a Russian corporation which was incorporated in 2017 for offences allegedly committed in 2016.

  148. John Constantine

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-16/councils-still-using-herbicide-that-probably-causes-cancer/7168464

    Their abc will be obtaining information any day now about roundup being used by councils on playgrounds where children are exposed to the chemical.

    Comrades.

  149. C.L.

    This is now a devastating accusation in Australian politics:

    ‘Turnbull has caved in to Abbott’
    Reps Question Time

    The PM’s energy policy is a Frankenstein’s monster that will deliver new coal-fired power stations, Bill Shorten says.

    Any other Liberal prime minister would have that printed on posters and call a snap poll.

  150. Leigh Lowe

    Monty, do you think Manafort will be found guilty of collusion with the Russians?

    Yes, yes.
    He colluded with the Wussians in 2016 to fudge his company tax return in 2007.

  151. cohenite

    @BBuchman_CNS
    Follow Follow @BBuchman_CNS
    More
    The latest updates from the #ManafortTrial here. THREAD –
    Judge T.S. Ellis III has said he will instruct jurors that they cannot find Manafort guilty for omissions made by his company since the indictment doesn’t name his entities but only him as an individual.

    https://twitter.com/BBuchman_CNS/status/1029121423175020546

    Gee, so Manafort is not even liable even if a tax evasion is found.

  152. Leigh Lowe

    Their abc will be obtaining information any day now about roundup being used by councils on playgrounds where children are exposed to the chemical.

    Well, the Slugs and Bugs asbestos rivers of gold are drying up, so …

  153. C.L.

    Getting the paperwork right is not Mueller’s strong suit.
    Charging an individual for the failings of an associated entity is a rookie mistake.
    Nearly as bad as charging a Russian corporation which was incorporated in 2017 for offences allegedly committed in 2016.

    Or charging the wrong man for the anthrax attacks based on the testimony of two canines.
    Which was overturned, millions in costs awarded.

    I have said many times that Mueller is not very bright.

    He is to the law what Sir Robert Helpmann was to oxy-welding.*

    ————–
    Apologies to Barry Humphries.

  154. .

    Nearly as bad as charging a Russian corporation which was incorporated in 2017 for offences allegedly committed in 2016.

    In NSW, the company could be tried repeatedly and eventually convicted with a majority verdict.

    Newly risen, how brazenly you cheat your public.

  155. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Donald J. Trump

    Verified account

    @realDonaldTrump
    8h8 hours ago
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    Brooks Koepka just won his third Golf Major, and he did it not only with his powerful game, but with his powerful mind. He has been a man of steel on the Tour and will have many Victories, including Majors, ahead of him. Congrats to Brooks and his great team on a job well done!

    This shit is wild.

  156. Viva

    So now will Craig Kelly go silent?

  157. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Donald J. Trump

    Verified account

    @realDonaldTrump

    Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard….

    …really bad things. Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems. I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me – until she got fired!

    While I know it’s “not presidential” to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!

  158. C.L.

    The jihad continues … welcome to new Australia:

    Muslim MP blocks Jewish leader

    10:10AMANDREW CLENNELL
    The first Muslim MP in the NSW parliament has sparked a row, refusing entry to a respected Jewish leader to a Labor party multicultural launch.

    It’s not the first time for this lowlife piece of garbage:

    [Shaoquett] Moselmane sparked outrage in 2013 when he gave a speech in parliament comparing resistance to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon with that against Nazi Germany.

  159. C.L.

    The jihad continues … welcome to new Australia:

    Muslim MP blocks Jew1sh leader

    10:10AMANDREW CLENNELL
    The first Muslim MP in the NSW parliament has sparked a row, refusing entry to a respected Jew1sh leader to a Labor party multicultural launch.

    It’s not the first time for this lowlife piece of garbage:

    [Shaoquett] Moselmane sparked outrage in 2013 when he gave a speech in parliament comparing resistance to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon with that against Nazi Germany.

  160. C.L.

    The jihad continues … welcome to new Australia:

    Muslim MP blocks J-w1sh leader

    10:10AMANDREW CLENNELL
    The first Muslim MP in the NSW parliament has sparked a row, refusing entry to a respected J-w1sh leader to a Labor party multicultural launch.

    It’s not the first time for this lowlife piece of garbage:

    [Shaoquett] Moselmane sparked outrage in 2013 when he gave a speech in parliament comparing resistance to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon with that against Nazi Germany.

  161. H B Bear

    The ABC will not renew Tonightly with Tom Ballard beyond its final airing on 7 September. Attracting younger audiences requires bold approaches ….

    In a statement ALPBC Managing Director and self-described Editor in Chief Googles G said, “We thank Tom and wish him well as he resumes his career as a funny-in-Melbourne comedian and celebrity rent boy.”

    Areff, the ALPBC now openly gives the finger to the government at Senate Estimates and to large segments of the Australian population at every opportunity.

  162. .

    While I know it’s “not presidential” to take on a lowlife like Omarosa

    The orange munchkin is magnificent, just great…the best, believe me, I know.

  163. So the national broadcaster scraps a show and the announcement includes a parting shot at a conservative!

    Australian comedy is the pursuit of politics by other means.

  164. Monty, do you think Manafort will be found guilty of collusion with the Russians?

    Not in the current case, but yes, eventually.

  165. Bruce of Newcastle

    Meanwhile, the first Manafort trial will soon wrap up.

    Outcome A: Manafort will be found guilty, which means a long line of Dem luminaries who Mueller gave immunity will also effectively be found guilty, including possibly Barack Obama who was favouring the Ukrainian side Manafort was helping.

    Outcome B: Manafort will be found not guilty, thereby making Mueller look like an incompetent schmuck, seeing that Manafort is his star catch.

    In neither outcome does any Wussian mud stick to Trump. And Mueller’s go to man Strzok has just been fired for collusion with the Dems. Ain’t looking good for Mr G-Man. Could be said he’ll be less popular than anthrax.

  166. stackja

    There is no problem’: Have feminists invented a ‘rape culture’ at universities
    3 HOURS AGO
    ALAN JONES BETTINA ARNDT

    Universities are supposed to be the epicentre of free thinking and debate but some believe it’s being stifled to satisfy an agenda.

    Social commentator Bettina Arndt says she’s being silenced for calling out a concocted rape culture at our tertiary institutions.

    There have been several campaigns claiming the rate of sexual assaults on campus has reached epidemic levels.

    But Ms Arndt says that’s nonsense.

    “I just think it’s appalling that our whole higher education sector is conspiring in a lie about the safety of our campuses.

    “The feminists persuaded the Human Rights Commission to spend a million dollars on a survey to try and prove there was a rape culture came they ame up with 0.8 per cent.

    “So 99.2% of students said they’d never experienced any sort of sexual assault.

    “Of course rape is a really important issue, it’s a criminal offence and rightly so.

    “What in the hell are the universities doing pretending there is a problem.”

    Bettina was supposed to be speaking about the issue at La Trobe University tonight but has postponed due to security threats from protestors.

    Click PLAY below for the full interview

  167. Lysander

    The fact that Katharine Murphy (“Murph”) has an insider texting her from the party room on NEG says it all.

    The Libs are fucked.

  168. Their abc will be obtaining information any day now about roundup being used by councils on playgrounds where children are exposed to the chemical.

    My council adds dye to the mixture.
    You can where it has been sprayed.
    If you don’t like it. Don’t go near it.

  169. Snoopy

    comparing resistance to the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon with that against Nazi Germany.

    Yep, they were all in against the Nazis.

  170. stackja

    ‘That peaked about 5000 years ago’: Professor says planet has been cooling for millennia
    3 HOURS AGO
    ALAN JONES IAN PLIMER

    Global warming is one of the world’s hottest topics, talked about endlessly by politicians, scientists, activists and the general public.

    Fighting it has become a multi-billion dollar industry that has seen electricity prices skyrocket, particularly in Australia.

    But one professor believes the planet is actually in a cooling phase, and has been for thousands of years.

    Professor Ian Plimer has long been sceptical of climate change theories and tells Alan Jones the science is clear in his eyes.

    “We know we have cycles of glaciation and cycles of an interglacial.

    “We’re currently in one of those warm interglacials that peaked about 5000 years ago and over the last 5000 years, it has been cooling.

    “And if you want to waste a lot of public money, you should be wasting it on the next inevitable climate change, which is global cooling.”

    Professor Plimer tells Alan it’s unbelievable that carbon dioxide is still being demonised.

    “How can you argue that the gas of life, that all life hangs off, is actually a pollutant or a poison?

    “You have to be delusional, or live in Canberra, to have the view that carbon dioxide is poisonous.”

    Click PLAY below for the full interview

  171. Lysander

    For those of you Cats in the East, you may not have seen this development in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Western Australia:

    (Nahan, Opposition Leader in WA, banned by the only paper {The West} in WA)… who also own Channel 7.

  172. Snoopy

    Not in the current case, but yes, eventually.

    Would you mind narrowing ‘eventually’ down to the decade?

  173. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    For those of you Cats in the East, you may not have seen this development in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Western Australia:

    Banned because he said no one reads it.

    If true he shouldn’t care.

  174. C.L.

    Colluding with the Russians: she stopped just short of a blow job …

  175. “How can you argue that the gas of life, that all life hangs off, is actually a pollutant or a poison?

    “You have to be delusional, or live in Canberra, to have the view that carbon dioxide is poisonous.”

    Indeed.

  176. harrys on the boat

    And somebody punched van Badham in the head?
    I had to look into this claim.
    All I could find was this:

    Van [email protected]

    I once told a guy who was harassing me to “rack off” and he punched me in the face. #qand

    Add this to the long list of shit the left make up that simply did’nt happen.

  177. CL literally has no other mode of communication than tu quoque.

  178. stackja

    Sydney Water pipe leaks lose 115 million litres of water every day
    CLARISSA BYE & DERRICK KRUSCHE, Exclusive, The Daily Telegraph
    44 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    SYDNEY is bleeding 46 Olympic swimming pools of water every day — the equivalent of almost $230,000 worth to consumers — through leaks in the city’s ageing pipes while the rest of the state languishes in the worst drought in living memory.

    Just a week after NSW was declared as 100 per cent drought-affected, The Daily Telegraph can reveal a 15 per cent jump in water lost through leaks in Sydney Water’s network since 2014.

    According to the water utility the hot and dry weather across Greater Sydney has caused “pipe expansion and joint movement”, resulting in a higher than usual rate of mains leaks and breaks.

  179. C.L.

    Explain to us why Hillary Clinton isn’t colluding with Russia in the video, Monty.
    We all want to know.
    GO!

  180. cohenite

    Monty, do you think Manafort will be found guilty of collusion with the Russians?

    Not in the current case, but yes, eventually.

    He hasn’t been charged with collusion, whatever that is, you imbecile.

  181. Snoopy

    CL literally has no other mode of communication than tu quoque.

    Only a true cock smoker could write that.

  182. Woolfe

    After the NEG the next push will be to have coal mining banned.

  183. Explain to us why Hillary Clinton isn’t colluding with Russia in the video, Monty.

    The reset button was only needed because they were at each other’s throats for years. And it failed, and they continued to be at loggerheads.

    Meanwhile, Trump continues to block Congressional sanctions on Russia wherever he can, and sends lickspittles from the Senate to Moscow to kiss the ring.

  184. C.L.

    The Australian is excitable today:

    Abbott wins backing in energy battle

    Tony Abbott has been supported by at least one MP after speaking out during a spirited partyroom meeting.

    Wow. One whole supporter.

  185. Old School Conservative

    The first Muslim MP in the NSW parliament has sparked a row, refusing entry to a respected J-w1sh leader to a Labor party multicultural launch.

    I am deafened by the shouts of religious discrimination, bigotry, and racial profiling.
    (sarcasm off)

  186. C.L.

    The reset button was only needed because they were at each other’s throats for years. And it failed, and they continued to be at loggerheads.

    Meanwhile, Trump continues to block Congressional sanctions on Russia wherever he can, and sends lickspittles from the Senate to Moscow to kiss the ring.

    Uh-huh.
    Loggerheads bad, sanctions good.
    Gotcha.

  187. Bruce of Newcastle

    In the 11.30 news Nein’s pollie-watcher lady reports that 20 Libs spoke for NEG in the party room and two spoke against it. The two heroes were Tony Abbott and…Andrew Hastie.

    Well done that good soldier!

    Unfortunately he will soon be left without a party, seeing that the Libs have decided on electoral suicide.

  188. From another thread:

    Liberal Party = Spitoon
    Liberal MPs = phlegm

  189. .

    I suggest more bawdy metaphors.

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    Did I just read that M0nty said Hillary wanted Putin to push her button?

    For some reason emojis aren’t working for me, or I’d use the one with the astonished expression and pink cheeks.

  191. Don’t be shy dot!
    You can speak freely here

    (assuming you don’t break any of the many speech constraint laws)

  192. Uh-huh.
    Loggerheads bad, sanctions good.
    Gotcha.

    Congressional Republicans want sanctions. Trump wants to reset and install KasperskyOS.

  193. Leninhome could use that line in the senate by beginning every sentence with:
    “I won’t be SHY …”

  194. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yep, they were all in against the Nazis.

    This was the lowlife who was given a guided tour of an extermination camp, was assured by Adolf that, in the event of a Nazi victory, “the J#ws (of Palestine) will be yours”, was planning an extermination camp near Nablus, raised Muslim divisions for the Wehrmacht and the S.S. and wrote about it in his memoirs. Oh, and he was Yasser Arafat’s uncle. Why he wasn’t tried as a war criminal I don’t know.

  195. John Constantine

    Water pipes don’t last forever.

    Doubling the population of yarragrad, while relying upon the legacy of wearing out infrastructure is like relying on the volunteer organisations of obsolete racist settler colonialist Australia.

    No replacements for the old Australia crumbling under the demands of mass imported Ponzi decolonialisation looting cartel Australia.

    Comrades.

  196. Cassie of Sydney

    “Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2788469, posted on August 14, 2018 at 10:46 am
    NSW Muslim MP Shaoquett Moselmane blocks Vic Alhadeff from Labor event
    Vic Alhadeff, CEO of the NSW J#wish Board of Deputies.

    Andrew Clennell
    NSW Political Editor

    The first Muslim MP in the NSW parliament has sparked a row overnight, refusing entry to a respected J#wish leader to a Labor party multicultural launch.

    Upper House MP Shaoquett Moselmane refused entry to J#wish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff at the launch of the Labor Union Multicultural Action Committee launch last night saying, according to Mr Alhadeff, that he was not a Labor party member before offering him a baklava on the way out.

    The baklava was declined

    From the Oz. I would have told Mr Moselmane what he could do with his baklava.”

    The always supine and smug leftist Alhadeff brought this on himself. I have absolutely zero sympathy for him. When you lie down with dogs, you will get bitten by fleas. For years Alhadeff has sucked at the teats of the whole multicultural industry and for years Alhadeff has spruiked laws to impinge our free speech. Well, he can now just fuck off. Alhadeff and other leftist cretins have taken control of our communal organisations, they do NOT represent me, they do NOT represent many others within the J*wish community. If, and this has happened to several conservatives without our community, you dare to critique the “religion of peace” and its impact on Australia and on the Australian J*wish community, you get smeared as a waaacist and as an extremist So now all of Alhadeff’s cretinous multicultural grandstanding and pimping has come back to bite him. HA, HA, HA.

  197. H B Bear

    Don’t worry Lieborals on margins of less than 5%, I’m sure Lord Waffleworth can sell the NEG to the Australian public. He has an excellent track record of campaigning and electoral success.

  198. Mmyes Bruce, nothing else happened in Charlottesville to suggest violence by the right.

  199. Bruce of Newcastle

    Mmyes Bruce, nothing else happened in Charlottesville to suggest violence by the right.

    Antifa are particularly noteworthy. The Brownshirts are back.

    “Do him like Gaddafi´- Antifa Protesters Caught On Video Threatening To Kill President (13 Aug)

    Isn’t threatening assassination of a President a crime M0nty? You just backed these people.

  200. Baldrick

    The ABC will not renew Tonightly with Tom Ballard beyond its final airing on 7 September. Attracting younger audiences requires bold approaches and we continually experiment with new content and new formats particularly on digital platforms.

    Actually a bold approach would be employing a non-Leftard comedian, if such a beast even exists in Australia.

  201. mh

    Monty, join in with Antifa!

    No border, no wall, no USA at all.
    No border, no wall, no USA at all.
    No border, no wall, no USA at all.

  202. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Judge T.S. Ellis III has said he will instruct jurors that they cannot find Manafort guilty for omissions made by his company since the indictment doesn’t name his entities but only him as an individual.

    hahaha. can’t bully a company to “flip”, can we now.

  203. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Speaking of Nazis, I see that Antifa had a massive victory overnight.

    a) at least you recognise antifa are nazis.

    and b) you’re obviously a big fan

  204. Isn’t threatening assassination of a President a crime M0nty?

    How about driving a car into a crowd at high speed and killing a defenceless young woman, is that a crime?

  205. Top Ender

    Barnaby’s book, a la Bramston:

    The more interesting, yet troubling, parts of the book are about Joyce’s private life that he characterises as “salacious” and “voyeuristic”. He delivers in ­spades. The book paints a disturbing picture of life in Canberra where politicians gain weight, lose touch and their family lives are wrecked. He writes in detail about his marriage breakup and relationship with Campion.

    Joyce is frank about his “self-implosion”. He spiralled into depression, took to booze and pursued women.

    “When I was at home I was a lie, and when I was in Canberra I was ashamed,” he writes. “Winston Churchill had his black dog; mine was a half-crazed cattle dog, biting everything that came near the yard.” He even prayed late at night from “a special rock” on Canberra’s Red Hill.

    Anyone get a pic?

  206. Leigh Lowe

    Joyce is frank about his “self-implosion”. He spiralled into depression, took to booze and pursued women.

    That’s depression?

  207. CL literally has no other mode of communication than tu quoque.

    monty has been accussing others of this fallacy for years yet he still doesn’t know what it means or when it applies.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    How about driving a car into a crowd at high speed and killing a defenceless young woman, is that a crime?

    Mmyes.
    You’ve campaigned long and hard against vehicle murder committed by mad Moozleys, haven’t you.

  209. .

    If only monty had a tertiary level education.

  210. Snoopy

    monty has been accussing others of this fallacy for years yet he still doesn’t know what it means or when it applies.

    But he does know what it tastes like. That has to count for something.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    CL literally has no other mode of communication than tu quoque.

    monty has been accussing others of this fallacy for years yet he still doesn’t know what it means or when it applies.

    He’s thinking of two croquettes, not tu quoque.

  212. Baldrick

    How about driving a car into a crowd at high speed and killing a defenceless young woman, is that a crime?

    No m0nty. That was an ocean and a Democrat Senator.

  213. Bruce of Newcastle

    How about driving a car into a crowd at high speed and killing a defenceless young woman, is that a crime?

    Yes it is. I condemn such crimes.
    Perhaps those Antifa thugs should serve the same sentence Fields will be given.

  214. Lysander

    Wasn’t he a drink-driving Democrat Senator, Balders?

  215. .

    Here is the Lord Commander of all Space Marine Chapters.

    Interesting that the God-Emperor would assign a Dark Angel Primarch as the first Lord Commander.

  216. Leigh Lowe

    If only monty had a tertiary level education.

    I’d settle for primary.

  217. C.L.

    An abuse “survivor” attacks Archbishop Wilson outside court, for the media.

    An abuse survivor has confronted Adelaide’s former Catholic archbishop Phillip Wilson outside court in an exchange played out in front of a media scrum.

    Wilson had just been told by a Newcastle magistrate he could serve his sentence for concealing historical child sex abuse in home detention as opposed to prison.

    As he left the court, Peter Gogarty — who was a victim of paedophile priest Jim Fletcher — asked Wilson to apologise but the clergyman stayed silent.

    One of Wilson’s supporters asked Gogarty why he did not come forward 40 years ago and later said: “I don’t have time for rubbish like you, mate.”

    An enraged Gogarty began yelling “you pig, you pig” and said he was “beside himself” that Wilson would not apologise.

    “Any words for me, Phillip?

    “Phillip will you say sorry for what you have done to me and other child sex abuse survivors?

    “Phillip, please, something … one word of contrition.”

    Gogarty told the media “his grace has shown no grace” and demanded better from the Catholic Church.

    “Will someone in the Catholic Church say sorry to me and others?”

    Fuck off. How about that?
    There is no reason whatsoever that Wilson should say sorry for something done by another man.
    Being a “survivor” doesn’t give people a gold card to be lifelong assholes. Good on that Wilson supporter for hitting back.

  218. Lysander

    People in the NT and poorer houses in regional areas have dirty teeth.

    This bit’s gold:

    People on low incomes, who can least afford dental care, generally have fewer teeth than those on higher incomes, according to the 2013 National Dental Telephone Interview Survey. Those in households earning less than $30,000 a year had an average of 8.6 teeth missing compared to 3.2 for those in households earning $140,000 or more

    How do you “have” 8.6 teeth missing? Are some of them chipped?

  219. C.L.

    An abuse “survivor” attacks Archbishop Wilson outside court, for the media.

    An abuse survivor has confronted Adelaide’s former Catholic archbishop Phillip Wilson outside court in an exchange played out in front of a media scrum.

    Wilson had just been told by a Newcastle magistrate he could serve his sentence for concealing historical child sex abuse in home detention as opposed to prison.

    As he left the court, Peter Gogarty — who was a victim of p-ed0ph1le priest Jim Fletcher — asked Wilson to apologise but the clergyman stayed silent.

    One of Wilson’s supporters asked Gogarty why he did not come forward 40 years ago and later said: “I don’t have time for rubbish like you, mate.”

    An enraged Gogarty began yelling “you pig, you pig” and said he was “beside himself” that Wilson would not apologise.

    “Any words for me, Phillip?

    “Phillip will you say sorry for what you have done to me and other child sex abuse survivors?

    “Phillip, please, something … one word of contrition.”

    Gogarty told the media “his grace has shown no grace” and demanded better from the Catholic Church.

    “Will someone in the Catholic Church say sorry to me and others?”

    Fuck off. How about that?
    There is no reason whatsoever that Wilson should say sorry for something done by another man.
    Being a “survivor” doesn’t give people a gold card to be lifelong assholes. Good on that Wilson supporter for hitting back.

  220. Dr Faustus

    Turnbull claims Neg victory, but backbench dissent still alive

    Unsurprisingly, the Turnbull Happy Ending Winners’ Circle Team has been able to whip sufficient sheep into the NEG pen to present a ‘victory’. (A victory, a victory? Getting policy through your own party? FFS…)

    Hard no’s: Abbott, Hastie, Abetz, Kelly;
    Medium no: Christensen;
    Concerns (whatever the fuck that means): Pasin, Andrews, Gee.
    Gobble, gobble, gobble – is it Christmas yet?: The rest – including Bananaby.

    Bizzaro Australia is now depending upon the ALP States to drive Turnbull/Frydenberg into the ditch. Which, no doubt they will do, on the basis that the vote on the floor of the Reps is uncertain.

  221. bundyrum

    Baldrick rightly tells posters to ignore the trolls so why do so many of you engage the doughnut chomper?
    Is it because you admire him & the head prefect?

  222. C.L.

    The Neg.

    A giant dinosaur creature, thought extinct, comes back from oblivion to eat everyone.

  223. Oh come on

    LOL, so his theory is that Clinton masterminded a plan to entrap Trump into committing treason, which he fell into, but she decided not to use it in the campaign. You would have to be pretty stupid to believe that.

    Yes, you would have to be pretty stupid to believe that – if that was what the article said. Unfortunately for you, it said nothing of the sort. Here’s the link to the Real Clear article in question. See if you can spot anything that supports m0nty!!!’s utterly moronic claim that “treason” was committed by the Trump campaign.

    I think it would be best to end the Mueller probe on compassionate grounds. The longer it goes on, the more hysterical and shrill m0nty!!!’s flailing becomes. This can’t be good for his health.

  224. Baldrick

    Hard no’s: Abbott, Hastie, Abetz, Kelly;
    Medium no: Christensen;
    Concerns (whatever the fuck that means): Pasin, Andrews, Gee.
    Gobble, gobble, gobble – is it Christmas yet?: The rest – including Bananaby.

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberal/Nationals.

  225. C.L.

    Medium no: Christensen

    He thought he was voting on a Texas rib.

  226. .

    Pretty funny how Christensen wants drug tests for welfare, he’s on the public tit and obviously addicted to food.

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