Wednesday Forum: August 15, 2018

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  1. Stimpson J. Cat

    That fits the situation more believably.

    Monty we are talking about a Q.
    Who gives a f$ck about believability.

    What is fascinating is why is NBC News writing a story like this.
    Very very curious indeed.

  2. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A 64-year-old man from Sittard is set to be prosecuted in The Hague on Friday over insulting emails he sent to Turkish president Recept Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.

    In his emails he likened Erdogan to Hitler and called him a “goat f*cker”, according to Dutch newspaper De Limburger.

    Erdogan, you f*cking goat f*cker, burn in hell.” he writes in one email in which he included a meme showing Hitler and Erdogan with a swastika between them with the text: “There’s no difference”.

  3. None

    Mother Lode
    #2790737, posted on August 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm
    Mayo on her hind trotters, wants the Abo flag in the House chamber. Two flags two nations.

    Flags are white man’s ensigns so it’s good to see the Abos have succumbed to white man culture. F*** me, Aboriginals couldn’t even produce, spin, weave and dye their own flags in a million years. I’ve also adopted white man’s technology. Progress. Also one Aborigonal gets paid every time the Abo flag is flown because he copyrighted it. Good to see a screamingly cunning Aboriginal capitalist. Finally, there are 200 Aboriginal tribes. Can’t wait for the tribal war that will ensue. Better than watching Gladiator.

  4. John Constantine

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/08/16/18/02/council-rates-skyrocketing-melbourne-australia-how-to-fight-it

    Current Affair has a granny being grabbed for a 70% rates increase by her council.

    Ponzi.

  5. None

    I guess when you get to age 64 and live in Sittard, you finally have the courage to speak the truth and not give a f***.

  6. cohenite

    Another attractive conservative lady is Allie Stuckey.

  7. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Money from Qatar finances many of the “mega-mosques” in France. These are large structures with minarets — not the improvised mosques that have sprung up in garages, storefronts and cultural centers. The Great Mosque of Poitiers, for instance, sits in the vicinity of the site of the Battle of Tours (also known as the Battle of Poitiers), where Charles Martel, ruler of the Franks, stopped the advancing Muslim army of Abdul al-Rahman in the year 732.

  8. Crossie

    UN: Trump Could Be Prosecuted for “Incitement” Against Media

    If they push him around they may regret it. He could decide to get even and add to the next election platform the “US out of the UN and UN out of the US” plank.

  9. Death Giraffe

    Ponzi

    ..
    It isn’t. It is a cafefully constructed plan:
    1. Import millions of people.
    2. Steal their underpants.
    3. ?????????
    4. Profit.

  10. zyconoclast

    Now search for Leiv Schreiber.

    Even weirder.

    BTW you missed spelled his name. Once Maocolm and Tits find out you will get the full Fraser Anning treatment.

  11. entropy

    This country is closing down it’s shops and businesses at an alarming rate, even though the cities are now overcrowded with new mouths demanding to be fed and sheltered , at a greater cost than they are in anyway creating wealth.

    quite so Struth.

    It is an interesting thing to observe that according to GDP figures, we are trucking along. However, if you did an alternative index called say, empty shop ratio, the proportion of empty shops is growing. It doesn’t matter if you are talking suburban strip mall, westfield or CBD. Three are empty shops. And in that CBD, how many of those offices in those multi storey buildings have empty floors?

    Clearly, the GDP figure has been gamed by lashings of borrowed G to create C. Things might suck for small business, but things are clearly booming in immigration, social security offices and the myriad of NGOs that hang off them, and maybe real estate, but even that is cooling off too.

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Finally, there are 200 Aboriginal tribes. Can’t wait for the tribal war that will ensue. Better than watching Gladiator.

    Doesn’t even have to be tribal. Some of those tribes are composed of clans that have been feuding so long they can’t remember what it was about in the first place.

  13. Steve trickler

    Remembering SKYLAB.

    It did cause a fuss. And similar events today still do. Though i doubt you could sell an insurance policy, Skylab Insurance, like they did back then.



  14. mh

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2791069, posted on August 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    I stopped reading at Hitler.

  15. John Constantine

    FONGO

    Fear of not getting out.

    “Sydney and Melbourne property price falls could have a long way to go before bottoming out, with a “fear-of-missing” out mentality in the market becoming a “fear-of-not-getting-out” anxiety.

    Tighter lending standards, poor affordability, rising supply and falling capital gains expectations could create the conditions for a top-to-bottom fall of 15 per cent in both Sydney and Melbourne’s housing markets, AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver predicts, with falls continuing until 2020.

    Many investors may look to sell to avoid bearing the brunt of a several-year property price downturn, the economist warns.”

    https://www.domain.com.au/money-markets/fomo-to-become-fongo-in-a-falling-property-market-20180806-h13l8z-756589/

  16. Snoopy

    Liberty Quote
    A growth model based on people on welfare spending more. What could go wrong?

    — Alan Anderson

  17. zyconoclast

    Hillary Clinton encourages 11 year-old girl to “take a knee”.

    So it’s not only Bill who asks young girls to take a knee as prelude to taking something else.

  18. Empire 5:5

    How about Furber made up Q himself and hacked 4chan to insert predictions of things that already happened with faked time stamps, then he had a falling out with the other two grifting on it with their YouTube channel, and now he is bitter and wants to undermine them with a pack of lies to blow it all up while making him look like the hero. That fits the situation more believably.

    All of this is complete fantasy and verifiably untrue.

  19. John Constantine

    “A skinny hotel with a jazz club theme is set to rise up to 14 storeys on a Melbourne CBD laneway site half the size of a tennis court.

    The proposed hotel on 120 square metres at 22-24 Bennetts Lane will have 44 rooms, the majority between 16 and 20 square metres in size, as well as two larger penthouse suites.”

    https://www.commercialrealestate.com.au/news/melbourne-to-get-skinny-hotel-on-laneway-site-half-the-size-of-a-tennis-court/

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    How are 5 million Africans on welfare going to fund pensions?
    Surreal.

  21. zyconoclast

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #2791011, posted on August 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    Birmingham mosques attacked by ball-bearing thugs during evening prayers – armed police called

    How long before we discover this is a hoax?

  22. All of this is complete fantasy and verifiably untrue.

    Verifiably, eh? A lot of things can be faked on the Internet.

  23. Crossie

    On Sunday evening, Quebec MP Maxime Bernier posted a six-tweet thread on ‘extreme multiculturalism’ that has set off a political maelstrom in Canada, a country that seems no longer accustomed to hearing the truth from its political leaders.

    Bernier warned Canadians that the “cult of diversity will divide us into little tribes that have less and less in common, apart from their dependence on government in Ottawa. These tribes become political clienteles to be bought with taxpayers $ and special privileges.”

    That’s funny, a Quebecer who doesn’t want to secede.

  24. Makka

    John Constantine
    #2791093, posted on August 16, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    You know it’s over when Domain has to admit it’s coming apart.

  25. Crossie

    Hillary Clinton encourages 11 year-old girl to “take a knee”.

    Genuflect to Queen Hillary?

  26. Makka

    AFR;

    Selling agents are starting to reveal the truth behind recent listings in Sydney’s west with Belle Property Strathfield’s Jimmy Kang saying up to 50 per cent of his clients were asking him to sell their homes in Sydney’s western suburbs because they can no longer afford their new principal-and-interest mortgages.

    …A couple asked him to sell a two-bedroom weatherboard home in Veron Street in Wentworthville, 27 kilometres west of Sydney, for $950,000 when it was only worth about between $820,000 and $830,000. They bought the home for $790,000, two years ago.

    “I asked them where they got that number from and they said that was the number they need to pay back the $200,000 they borrowed from family to buy the home as well as repay their interest-only loan,” he said.

    “A lot of them initially paid $2000 to $2500 a month on their interest-only loans, and now they have to pay $4000.”

  27. Boambee John

    JC at 2024

    unless there’s a claim there is no surplus created.

    At the individual or collective level? I am happy to accept that those who get into productive (not government funded “anti- radicalisation” programs and the like) make a positive contribution, but what is the collective nett effect, taking account of thise who do not work and the cost of social workers et al to support them?

  28. None

    This is one of the funniest scenes I’ve seen on TV for a while.

    Really? I don’t like an episode of The Project.

  29. None

    *It looked like an episode of The Project.

    Stupid phone.

  30. Empire 5:5

    Verifiably, eh? A lot of things can be faked on the Internet.

    Exhibit A: NBC et al.The News.

  31. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “A lot of them initially paid $2000 to $2500 a month on their interest-only loans, and now they have to pay $4000.”

    this P+I reset, is nothing but a targeted assault on the prosperity of investors by fabians

  32. Habib

    Property correction is long overdue, and if there’s market flight or foreclosures this place may go like Weimar Germany. It deserves to.

  33. zyconoclast

    I’ve lived a sheltered life.

    A private schoolboy who s3xually assaulted an unconscious 15-year-old drunk girl at a party while his friend has walked free on probation.

    The boy – who cannot be named – was sentenced to 20 months of probation at Surry Hills Children’s Court after he pleaded guilty to having aggravated s3xual intercourse with the girl and disseminating child @buse material.

    The court heard the assault happened while the teenagers were at a mardi gras-themed birthday party in the eastern suburbs of Sydney in 2017.

    It’s believed the victim had also drunk multiple cans of Vodka Smirnoff Double Black as well as vodka from a flask before she went missing.

    It was only when the victim’s friends realised she was missing that they went looking for her, and found her in a dark bushy area behind a marquee.

    The group of friends allegedly found the victim in a semi-conscious state, while the 15-year-old boy was s3xually assaulting her as his male friend filmed.

    The attack only lasted for a few minutes before the victim’s friends shouted at the private schoolboy to stop and kicked him off.

    The following day, the boy sent the 13-second video of the incident to a classmate on Facebook Messenger, which police later used as evidence.

  34. None

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #2791071, posted on August 16, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    And from her back as well. Here’s to the Canadians – the world’s most boring people – waking up.

  35. Boambee John

    m0nty
    #2791101, posted on August 16, 2018 at 9:01 pm
    All of this is complete fantasy and verifiably untrue.

    Verifiably, eh? A lot of things can be faked on the Internet.

    Even football?

  36. None

    zyconoclast

    #2791117, posted on August 16, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    So a rapist goes free because what? He’s a rich white kid?

  37. zyconoclast

    Earnings league table
    1. Australian Capital Territory, $1, 812 a week or $94,224 a year

    2. Western Australia, $1,740.30 a week or $90,495.60 a year

    3. Northern Territory, $1,668.50 a week or $86,762 a year

    4. New South Wales, $1,606.10 a week or $83,517.20 a year

    5. Victoria, $1,550.20 a week or $80,610.40 a year

    6. Queensland, $1,544.30 a week or $80,303.60 a year

    7. South Australia, $1,449.40 a week or $75,368.80 a year

    8. Tasmania, $1,379.20 a week or $71,718.40 a year

  38. Dave in Marybrook

    I wonder if Lauren Southern’s fame has anything to do with her gorgeous little Slavic kitty-cat head?
    Also, there was an unfeasibly hot chick also famous for commenting positively on Israeli affairs- what was her name? Honey? Fanny? Something terrible like that?

  39. Infidel Tiger

    We are now in a global deflationary spiral.

    Going to be amazing watching this play out.

  40. Empire 5:5

    Even football?

    That’s Entertainment!

  41. Infidel Tiger

    If you have USD denominated debt in this deflation spiral, you are more fucked than the human mind can conceive.

  42. Death Giraffe

    This country reminds me of the company I started my apprenticeship at.
    They borrowed heavily to buy the latest CNC equipment.
    Some time in 1986 the work ran out.
    It was great for about six weeks. Nothing to do and get paid for it. I rebuilt my Cortina’s engine and did the driveshaft unis too, all on work time. Another guy painted his Anglia bright orange with the paint shop gear and the paint left over from irrigation pumps.
    Then the place closed for good.
    It’s going to be amazing experiencing the same thing on a nation- wide scale.

  43. Crossie

    Caroline Marcus is beautiful, smart and compassionate. What’s not to like?

  44. Infidel Tiger

    Property correction is long overdue, and if there’s market flight or foreclosures this place may go like Weimar Germany. It deserves to.

    The ponzi won’t let it happen.

    Our real government is led by Meriton and a cabal of corporatist swines.

    Be prepared for an immigration rate of a million plus per annum. They are going to flood Sydney and Melbourne with more filth than a portaloo at a curry festival.

  45. Confused Old Misfit

    Maxime Bernier should have been the leader of the Conservatives in Canada rather than that goody two shoes Andrew Scheer.

  46. Infidel Tiger

    Caroline Marcus is beautiful, smart and compassionate. What’s not to like?

    Has she had considerable plastic surgery? Her face seems very rigid.

  47. Crossie

    Property correction is long overdue, and if there’s market flight or foreclosures this place may go like Weimar Germany. It deserves to.

    It will not happen as long as the Chinese are allowed to park their retirement money in our real estate.

  48. We are now in a global deflationary spiral.

    Going to be amazing watching this play out.

    Your schtick used to be funny, IT, but goldbuggery is just sad.

  49. Empire 5:5

    A smash of glass and the rumble of boots,
    An electric train and a ripped up ‘phone booth,
    Paint spattered walls and the cry of a tomcat,
    Lights going out and a kick in the balls
    I say that’s entertainment.

    https://youtu.be/m-H0uIH5HHQ

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Monty if you can’t recognise the deflationary spiral that is now taking place you are crazy.

  51. Crossie

    Corporate responsibility, namely by Woolworths and Coles, towards the farmers now being discussed on Paul Murray. Sadly the morons running those companies believe that their corporate social responsibility means stiffing the customers for plastic bags. I believe they also have no problems with driving the farmers out of business, that they would prefer to import absolutely everything. It’s for the planet, you know.

  52. Makka

    Check the facts, Crossie.

    Foreign buyers of Australian real estate plummet, Foreign Investment Review Board figures show
    LUCY MACKEN AND TAWAR RAZAGHI MAY 29, 2018

    The recent boom in real estate sales to foreign buyers is over, with new figures revealing the number of purchases by foreigners has plummeted.

    The number of approvals for residential purchases fell by 67 per cent last financial year, according to the Foreign Investment Review Board Annual Report 2016-17, released on Tuesday.

    The sharp turnaround in foreign real estate investment follows last year’s state and federal government reforms in which steeper charges onforeign purchases, less favourable tax treatment and a cap on new development sales were introduced.

  53. rickw

    In his emails he likened Erdogan to Hitler and called him a “goat f*cker”, according to Dutch newspaper De Limburger.

    A highly accurate assessment of Ergodan.

  54. JC

    Artie

    I can’t so explain it to me.

  55. Crossie

    The recent boom in real estate sales to foreign buyers is over, with new figures revealing the number of purchases by foreigners has plummeted.

    Oh, they’re all residents now. Got it.

  56. Infidel Tiger

    Look at the price of copper.

    Wowee. Major troubles ahead for commodity based economies.

  57. Habib

    The Chows know when a punt is no longer a goer, they’ll bail out of here like a French bomber crew on a flight line.

  58. Makka

    Oh, they’re all residents now. Got it

    Ponzi!

  59. I can recognise the depressed wage spiral, although I suspect that is not what you are talking about.

    Careful now, you might start sounding like Krugman.

  60. Myrddin Seren

    The proposed hotel on 120 square metres at 22-24 Bennetts Lane will have 44 rooms, the majority between 16 and 20 square metres in size, as well as two larger penthouse suites.”

    Unless this delivers some fantastic savings on the rack rate, one struggles to see the attraction of paying Australian CBD hotel rates for a dog kennel ?

  61. JC

    Artie

    Copper lost its PhD in economics ages ago. Copper movements mean nothing. Also, stop arguing from a piece change, as you need to know the reason for the move. Has there been more supply?

  62. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Boomers unwinding + below replacement birth rates slides west into a century long deflationary cycle.

  63. Myrddin Seren

    moslems indulging in a bit of Swedish CarBQ

    I know these chappies look a bit ISIS and all.

    And in the fullness of time, the Swedish plod may actually arrest one and place-of-origin and religious affiliation may be revealed.

    But to me they look like Swedish Antifa giving hated car-owning capitalists who might be toying with voting for the Sweden Democrats a little warning message about who they vote for.

    Cynicism Off.

  64. Infidel Tiger

    I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m reading too much twitter.

  65. Bruce in WA

    That’s funny, a Quebecer who doesn’t want to secede.

    Eh, que disez-vous! Québécois, s’il vous plait! 😀

  66. Myrddin Seren

    It’s for the planet, you know.

    Put that phrase in the preamble and I have come to the view that the Australian middleclass will vote for a one way trip to the Soylent Green processing facility, as long as they are allowed to post it on social media first and garner some ‘likes’ for their conspicuous sustainability.

    #LemmingsMeetCliff

  67. Infidel Tiger

    The Chows know when a punt is no longer a goer, they’ll bail out of here like a French bomber crew on a flight line.

    No. One of the great myths is that the Chinks are smart. The fuckers still eat with sticks.

    They are not only terrible gamblers, they are sheep.

    Chinks only achieve success when they have gweilos guiding them. It’s why HK was a miracle and is now a shithole.

  68. Leigh Lowe

    In 2005 Robert Farquharson drove his car into a dam near Winchelsea, drowning his three kids.
    He is serving life with a 33 year minimum.
    In 2015 Akon Guode drove her car into a lake at Wyndham drowning three of the four kids in the car. She originally got 26 years but today that was reduced to 18 with a minimum of 14.
    She is Sudanese.
    He is a whitey.

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    She is Sudanese.

    She claimed she was the victim of witchcraft.

  70. Infidel Tiger

    Black Sheila immigrant?

    I’m surprised she wasn’t compensated let alone jailed.

  71. Steve trickler

    Alan Watts has something to say. You’ll have to invest a good hour of your time. ( : The opening track makes or breaks.

    All the best.



  72. Death Giraffe

    Leigh Lowe
    #2791159, posted on August 16, 2018 at 9:54 pm
    In 2005 Robert Farquharson drove his car into a dam near Winchelsea, drowning his three kids.
    He is serving life with a 33 year minimum.
    In 2015 Akon Guode drove her car into a lake at Wyndham drowning three of the four kids in the car. She originally got 26 years but today that was reduced to 18 with a minimum of 14.

    ..
    The mitagating factor there is Wyndham.

  73. C.L.

    UN: Trump Could Be Prosecuted for “Incitement” Against Media

    LOL.

  74. mh

    Why does the media bother with Scottish loser Doug Cameron? Flicked over to SBS and he’s attempting to tell the SBS host of all the great things Labor did in government to tackle homelessness. When she questions the outcomes he tells her that she doesn’t understand. Is there anyone in Australia that thinks Doug has anything relevant to say ever?

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is there anyone in Australia that thinks Doug has anything relevant to say ever?

    Translating his incoherent grunts, into the English language would help.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The mitigating factor there is Wyndham.

    The mitigating factor there is a vagina.

  77. jupes

    She is Sudanese.
    He is a whitey.

    Plus she is female.

    Imagine the outrage if the sentences were reversed.

  78. I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m reading too much twitter.

    Ah, there’s your problem.

    Better to stay in your safe space at the Cat, a lot less weirdness.

  79. Makka

    Leon Pannetta on Obama’s watch.

    Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents
    The number of informants executed in the debacle is higher than initially thought.

    It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle.

    How were the Chinese able to roll up the network?

    Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the online environment was considerably less hazardous, and apparently underestimated China’s ability to penetrate it.

    “The attitude was that we’ve got this, we’re untouchable,” said one of the officials who, like the others, declined to be named discussing sensitive information. The former official described the attitude of those in the agency who worked on China at the time as “invincible.”

    Other factors played a role as well, including China’s alleged recruitment of former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee around the same time. Federal prosecutors indicted Lee earlier this year in connection with the affair.

    But the penetration of the communication system seems to account for the speed and accuracy with which Chinese authorities moved against the CIA’s China-based assets.

    “You could tell the Chinese weren’t guessing. The Ministry of State Security [which handles both foreign intelligence and domestic security] were always pulling in the right people,” one of the officials said.
    “When things started going bad, they went bad fast.”

    The former officials also said the real number of CIA assets and those in their orbit executed by China during the two-year period was around 30, though some sources spoke of higher figures. The New York Times, which first reported the story last year, put the number at “more than a dozen.” All the CIA assets detained by Chinese intelligence around this time were eventually killed, the former officials said.
    The CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency declined to comment for this story. The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment.

    At first, U.S. intelligence officials were “shellshocked,” said one former official. Eventually, rescue operations were mounted, and several sources managed to make their way out of China.

    http://archive.is/SIFIy

  80. Habib

    Is there anyone in Australia that thinks Doug has anything relevant coherent to say ever? FIFY.

  81. None

    So how did you go from mechanic to maths teacher, DG?

  82. Snoopy

    That Doug Cameron isn’t regarded as a buffoon by the media says more about them than it says about him.

  83. Crossie

    Bruce in WA
    #2791155, posted on August 16, 2018 at 9:50 pm
    That’s funny, a Quebecer who doesn’t want to secede.

    Eh, que disez-vous! Québécois, s’il vous plait! 😀

    Pardonnez moi.

  84. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australia’s national shame: How 90 PER CENT of Aboriginal children are born with ear disease and most will end up half-deaf with brain development problems

    Ear disease affects 90 per cent of Aboriginal children in remote communities
    Hearing for Learning Initiative aims to address this issue with in person support
    Total of $7.9 million has been committed by Government and philanthropists

    From the Daily Mail. If some people learned how to look after their children…

  85. .

    Slumming it. The work available on Freelancer besides writing the MBA theses and BE (Hons) dissertations of Saudis and Indians:

    This sounds absolutely awful. An insight into the left.

    Looking for an overview of traditional and basic economic ideas. Each chapter should have at least 2,000 words and have validated data points from reputable sources; the book should also have an appendix indicating sources of data and content.

    Chapters would be:

    1. The theory behind trickle-down economics and why it doesn’t work

    – Examples

    2. How high real estate in one market impacts other markets, SF impacting Sacramento, Portland and Seattle, Suburbs vs rural areas

    3. Economic issues in California and Kansas and how those issues were attempted to be addressed

    Tax rates

    Discretionary spending

    Impact to education and social services

    4. Economic issues in Argentina and Venezuela

    – How did they come about?

    – How can they be fixed?

    5. Why the US needs cheap labor

    – Slavery

    – Mexican labor force

    – Immigrants as labor force in the building of the US

    – China

    – The next wave of slave labor countries

    6. How lack of healthcare impacts the workforce and economy

    7. The concept of a Universal basic income

    8. The economic impact of immigrants/immigration in the United States

    What are the benefits? How much they cost American taxpayers?

    9. How technology has hurt industries. coal and two other examples.

    10. The closing of mills and other businesses due to economic issues but blamed on environmental ones

    11. China’s growing economy at a cost of the environment

    12. The need for government regulation versus deregulation. What happens when industries are not regulated?

    13. National Debt vs national deficit

  86. max

    For some reason Catholic sexual abuse stories are emerging with renewed intensity.

    Tonight, a report of a wheelchair-bound man in WA with six months to live receiving one million dollars from the Christian brothers. The legal firm representing him says it has another sixty cases coming down the line.

    I knew many faithful priests, nuns and brothers growing up. People who rely on The Age or the ABC for their news now see every priest as a sexual abuser and there are many who would like to shut the churches – or tax them into oblivion.

    You have to wonder if we’re worth saving.

  87. jupes

    Speaking of buffoons, did anyone see Bob Katter on Bolta last night?

    Fuuuucckkkiiinnngggg Hellllllll!

    I’m not a psychiatrist but I can safely diagnose Katter as a raving loon. The look on Bolta’s face when Katter claimed to be an Abo was comedy gold.

  88. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    As for why I’m still single, there are, of course, a plethora of possible reasons aside from the fact that I’ve been away so much.

    Travelling alone would be only half the fun, if that. Sharing with a girlfriend would be company, so do that, babe, until you run into a man you like who likes you too. Look around you at all the happy opposite-sex couples who like travelling just as you do. It can’t be too hard. Wear a smile. Show willing. Get a few ice blocks shoved down your neck. Some guy will take pity on you. Let him help. Men like to do that. Many a romance has begun on the last big step down from a bus, when Sir Galahad offered up his hand to the fair lady on her descent who gracefully accepted the helping hand she didn’t really need. 🙂

  89. Makka

    Instead of discussion being about our out of control immigration, SMH;

    ‘Almost certifiable’: Bob Katter pays political price for backing Fraser Anning’s ‘final solution’ speech

  90. Crossie

    The former officials also said the real number of CIA assets and those in their orbit executed by China during the two-year period was around 30, though some sources spoke of higher figures. The New York Times, which first reported the story last year, put the number at “more than a dozen.” All the CIA assets detained by Chinese intelligence around this time were eventually killed, the former officials said.
    The CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency declined to comment for this story. The Chinese Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment.

    Top men! Instead of putting people in harm’s way in China the intelligence agencies should have simply asked Diane Feinstei to get the info from her driver.

    And yet conventional wisdom is that the Trump admin is chaoitic.

  91. struth

    The ear problems of remote community aboriginal children has been around for years.
    Gets nearly all of them.
    Pure filth of their environments caused by welfarism and terrible devisive marxism.

  92. Bruce in WA

    Pardonnez moi.

    Certainement vous êtes gracié. 😀

    (I found most Québécois more arrogant, smug and French than the French themselves. Had a waitress, knowing we spoke English, ask for our order in French, with a bored look on her face. When I answered, in French, she stuttered and stammered and was all “Pardonnez-moi”. Bitch.)

  93. jupes

    The ear problems of remote community aboriginal children has been around for years.
    Gets nearly all of them.
    Pure filth of their environments caused by welfarism and terrible devisive marxism.

    No no. A few more billion dollars, an Abo flag in parliament and a treaty will fix it quick-smart.

  94. Bruce in WA

    Lizzie … just before I duck off for the night (that’s “duck off” — stop that sniggering down the back!), I just wanted to say thanks for the travelogue. We did very similar (Princess, not Hurtigruten) a couple of years back, and to relate my memories to yours is priceless. Please keep it up.

  95. Snoopy

    How 90 PER CENT of Aboriginal children are born with ear disease

    Rubbish.

  96. jupes

    ‘Almost certifiable’: Bob Katter pays political price for backing Fraser Anning’s ‘final solution’ speech

    Almost?

    Katter is certifiable but it has nothing to do with Fraser Anning’s speech.

  97. Infidel Tiger

    The poor abo is the canary in the leftist coal mine.

    We will all be abos soon.

  98. Bruce in WA

    The ear problems of remote community aboriginal children has been around for years.

    The snotty nose was a dead giveaway. And not necessarily remote; it was rife in Broome and Derby when I was there.

  99. DrBeauGan

    Mong frog-wog n’est pas bong.

  100. Makka

    Potential greatness;

    Malcolm Turnbull ready to wield ‘big stick’ to lower power bills as he tries to stave off NEG rebellion

    One Coalition MP saw that as a sign the PM was “pressing the panic button so hard it is like he is playing Space Invaders”.

    The Prime Minister has said he has a “laser-like focus” on reducing power bills, and insists the NEG will help deliver that.

  101. DrBeauGan

    Is the word wog banned?

  102. Crossie

    I found most Québécois more arrogant, smug and French than the French themselves.

    Oh, just great. We are planning on travelling to Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa in October so I’m hoping we will have better luck than you in the people we meet there.

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The ear problems of remote community aboriginal children has been around for years.
    Gets nearly all of them.
    Pure filth of their environments caused by welfarism and terrible devisive marxism.

    I’m remembering the community in South Australia, where the white taxpayer paid for a swimming pool, to help combat the skin and ear problems. The local kids “got bored” and drove a Toyota into the new pool..

  104. .

    Ideally, Katter would have remarked that he identified as an Aborigine.

  105. DrBeauGan

    I’ve inadvertently discovered the word w*o*g gets one clapped in moderation.

  106. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We’ve just been to a lecture on The Sami. We used to know them as Lapps or Lapplanders, but that is a no-no today apparently. They speak nine dialects of their original language, which is nearest to Basque, and has similarities to Finnish, and some of their words have also permeated into the Indo-European languages, especially in Nordic and Scottish areas. There are four countries across the top of the Arctic where they are in different jurisdictions: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia; most are in Norway and only 3000 live in tribal areas now in Norway; similar figures or less elsewhere. Many with Sami descent now live in Oslo. As with Aust Abs they were missionised at first and their traditional languages and cultures were denigrated. Unlike the Aust Abs no territories were ever assigned to them, and by now the majority are fairly assimilated into the Norse/Nordic cultures that surround them. They have a separate genetic origin but much assimilation into the more modern genetic strands has occurred in the past few millenia. They don’t look much different, if at all, to Norwegians now. They now have ‘First Nations’ awareness and all of the stuff that goes with that, good and bad. Clothing since medieval times and the arrival of materials other than skins has led to a brilliantly-hued set of traditional costumes. All very colourful, the men recognisable in tourist situations as tour leaders etc by their traditional dual-peak hats. The early tribal data and photographs show a similar culture to that of the Ainu in Japan, again suggesting a common thematic cultural drift across the top of the world, Siberia etc. In religion, traditionally shamanistic.

  107. struth

    Having had much to do with these communities in my life over much of Australia I cannot say for sure that it’s 90 percent.
    But it would be at least 70 percent.
    Alice childrens ward filled with these kids and the underdeveloped and malnourished.

  108. Crossie

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2791204, posted on August 16, 2018 at 10:52 pm
    The ear problems of remote community aboriginal children has been around for years.
    Gets nearly all of them.
    Pure filth of their environments caused by welfarism and terrible devisive marxism.

    I’m remembering the community in South Australia, where the white taxpayer paid for a swimming pool, to help combat the skin and ear problems. The local kids “got bored” and drove a Toyota into the new pool..

    Why not? They didn’t have to sweat to earn the money to pay for either the pool or the car.

  109. Baldrick

    The Prime Minister has said he has a “laser-like focus” on reducing power bills, and insists the NEG will help deliver that.

    You’re full of shit Malcolm. It has nothing to do with reducing power bills and everything to do with enshrining the Paris Climate Ponzi into law.

  110. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just arrived in Tromso and off for a walk into town now, once lunch has settled in. The food on board is excellent, with much fish of various sorts as well as meats both fresh cooked hot and cold pressed. Plenty of cheeses too, and much pudding and custard and fruits. 4kgs per round trip, is what you are advised you will gain! Lunch was a piece of cod that passeth all understanding, as Hairy’s father always used to tell me whenever we had a particularly nice lunch at his place in Britain. The poor man is deceased now but his words live on.

    On the way back, when we call in at Tromso again, we have booked to attend a midnight performance of music at the Tromso Cathedral.

  111. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Police called on man in Amsterdam for eating raw meat at a vegan festival
    PerthNow
    August 16, 2018 5:25PM
    Topics
    Offbeat

    Police were called on a man in Amsterdam after he began eating a slab of raw meat at a vegan food festival.

    Video of the incident shows the man, wearing a singlet with the slogan “Go vegan and die’ written on it, standing calmly and taking bites from the meat which witnesses said was “dripping with blood”.

    Police were called after the man began eating the meat and attracting numerous complaints, with festival organisers saying he was standing among children.

    The man is heard telling police on the video: “I was vegan and almost died. They’re making everybody sick.”

    A spokesperson for the Vegan Food Festival told The Independent they were disappointed by the man’s actions.

    “While it is of course not forbidden to eat raw meat, it was of course a shocking sight because there was a puddle of blood and fat,” they said.

    Well done, that man. Who said the Dutch don’t have a sense of humor?

  112. struth

    The NEG and everything Malcom and his UN cronies are doing now are just side shows and pantomimes to waste time until their agenda is irreversible.

  113. Bruce in WA

    Oh, just great. We are planning on travelling to Quebec City, Montreal and Ottawa in October so I’m hoping we will have better luck than you in the people we meet there.

    Just do it!! You will never regret it. Quebec City and Montreal at least (haven’t been to Ottawa) are absolutely fabulous. (Just remember to pronounce it like “Ke-bec” and “Mon-royarl” and you’ll be fine.) “Old Quebec” (upper and lower) is fascinating. A tourist set-up, sure, but there’s so much history there as well. You can easily spend a day wandering the streets and walkways. If you like crepes, then Casse-Crêpe Breton in Rue Saint-Jean is a must. Just be prepared to wait for a table. You will also find if they know you’re not American, they are much warmer and friendly. (I think they may have heard my brother-in-law’s American accent!) I would go back in a heartbeat.

  114. Infidel Tiger

    NSW Liberal Senator Jim Molan told Sky News on Wednesday night that he supported the NEG if it was accompanied by other measures to help bring down power prices — an approach being referred to as the “NEG-plus”.

    Complete faggot.

    Hastie is the last honourable man on parliament.

  115. Infidel Tiger

    I’ve inadvertently discovered the word w*o*g gets one clapped in moderation.

    That’s because of JC!

  116. Steve trickler

    Well done, Crowder.

    Excellent debate.



  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just do it!! You will never regret it. Quebec City and Montreal at least (haven’t been to Ottawa) are absolutely fabulous. (Just remember to pronounce it like “Ke-bec” and “Mon-royarl” and you’ll be fine.)

    I’ll second that – had a ball in both cities.

  118. Confused Old Misfit

    I concur with Bruce in WA. The Old City of Quebec is a treasure. I lived and was a theatre school student in Montreal for 3 years. But that was half a century ago. It will have changed.

  119. Stimpson J. Cat

    That’s because of JC!

    Is JC talking with his hands again?
    Italians make the best sign language interpreters.

  120. Oh come on

    Glenn Reynolds says frequently that the only thing Democrats have to do to win is not be crazy, but happily they generally can’t manage that, particularly in the era of Trump:

    In knocking Trump, Andrew Cuomo criticized for saying America ‘was never that great’

    Please, Dems. Nominate this guy for 2020.

    Via Drudge

  121. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’ve inadvertently discovered the word w*o*g gets one clapped in moderation.

    Dago is fine.

  122. Oh come on

    Re some woman’s excuses as to why she’s still single:

    I’m restless and stubborn.

    Not necessarily a deal-breaker.

    I talk too much during movies.

    Not necessarily a deal-breaker either, unless your potential bloke is a movie buff. This is a dumb habit that you ought to knock off, anyway – stfu if you’re watching a movie with someone else. I suspect this is not the only symptom that make you incredibly annoying, though.

    And until very recently, I had no idea that it was considered rude to recline one’s plane seat.

    It’s not rude. If people don’t like others reclining uncomfortably into their space mid-flight, they can choose not to fly Poverty Air, or cough up the extra for business class.

  123. Makka

    And until very recently, I had no idea that it was considered rude to recline one’s plane seat.

    It’s not rude. If people don’t like others reclining uncomfortably into their space mid-flight, they can choose not to fly Poverty Air, or cough up the extra for business class.

    It is so fkg rude and you are either a short arse or a sympathizer.

  124. Stimpson J. Cat

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY. It is very bad for our Great Country….BUT WE ARE WINNING!
    8:50 PM · Aug 16, 2018

  125. Oh come on

    Makka, the seats recline. You’re in cattle class. Upgrade or stop your whining.

  126. Stimpson J. Cat

    And until very recently, I had no idea that it was considered rude to recline one’s plane seat.

    Since when have women been allowed on planes Jesus Christ.

  127. Bruce in WA

    It’s not rude. If people don’t like others reclining uncomfortably into their space mid-flight, they can choose not to fly Poverty Air, or cough up the extra for business class.

    Five minutes after take-off. Still climbing out at full power. Seat in front comes all the way back — and stays that way for the whole flight. Hostie asked him to sit up for meal service so I could eat. He just shook his head and put his earplugs back in. My wife restrained me … and I mean she literally stopped me from hitting the ignorant f***er!!

  128. C.L.

    It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies.

    Another foreign policy triumph of Barack Obama.

  129. Gab

    The Prime Minister has said he has a “laser-like focus” on reducing power bills

    The Prime Minister is the monty of politics. Our bills will, therefore, increase substantially.

  130. Bruce in WA

    Makka, the seats recline. You’re in cattle class. Upgrade or stop your whining.

    BS. I paid the same fare as the arzehole in front. Why is his “comfort” somehow more important than mine.

    Anyway, this is an argument no-one can win. I just make sure I get up often to go to the toilet, and shake the sh!t out of the seat in front as I get in and out of mine. Oh, and no, I don’t recline my seat unless (a) the person behind has also reclined, and (b) is asleep.

  131. Oh come on

    There is a polite way to recline, I think that’s true. Slowly. Give the person behind you some notice that they might need to re-arrange their tray table.

    But ultimately you saved a great deal of money by flying economy. You really don’t a strong basis to complain that you’re not comfortable because someone is doing something they’re perfectly entitled to do.

  132. None

    Are you auditioning OCO? Write her a letter. Go on.

  133. Oh come on

    Oh, and no, I don’t recline my seat unless (a) the person behind has also reclined, and (b) is asleep.

    You’re right, it’s completely unreasonable that your fellow travellers aren’t aware of your seat reclining code of conduct and adhere to it.

  134. Makka

    Makka, the seats recline.

    So what? I have feet so I can kick anyone I wish? That’s a ridiculous analogy. The worst are those that recline during meal time. It’s all easily fixed though, continually jamming my knee into their back gets the right response one way or another.

  135. Bruce in WA

    You’re right, it’s completely unreasonable that your fellow travellers aren’t aware of your seat reclining code of conduct and adhere to it.

    Code of conduct? I thought you were old enough, OCO, to know that it’s called simple, common, good manners. But then, some do, some don’t …

    Sleep tight, all.

  136. Oh come on

    I’m calling partial bullshit on your story, Bruce. I mean, I’m sure you had an unpleasant flight due to some boor in front of you, but there isn’t any romance in air travel anymore.

    Five minutes after take-off.

    Is that even allowed? You can’t even undo your seatbelt at that point.

    Hostie asked him to sit up for meal service so I could eat.

    Now, come on. That didn’t happen, did it.

    A fully reclined economy chair doesn’t prevent the person behind from eating. It is somewhat claustrophobic, but you knew your knees would be up around your ears when you booked your economy fare.

    Again, if you have an issue with the level of comfort being offered in cattle class, spend the extra for business.

  137. Makka

    Awarded $6,000 in compensation;

    Muslim woman wins handshake discrimination case in Sweden

    A 24-year-old Swedish woman has won a discrimination case against a business after her interview process was abruptly cut short when she refused to shake hands with the male manager for religious reasons.

  138. Oh come on

    Makka and Bruce, you are no different from the wacky femmos who whine about ‘manspreading’

  139. JC

    I’ve never seen so many letter and parcel box in my life. Just wow.

  140. Makka

    Hostie asked him to sit up for meal service so I could eat.

    Now, come on. That didn’t happen, did it.

    It’s happened with me also. It was Qantas Domestic.

  141. None

    $6000 to avoid employing a litigous troublemaker.and a lesson on how not to employ them in the future.

  142. C.L.

    AFL to stage condemnation of Senator Anning Friday night – led by two Muslim players.
    They’re both pictured at the story link with their compulsorily veiled wives.

  143. .

    Looks like the IRS is as corrupt as the ATO is:

    https://nypost.com/2018/08/15/whistleblower-makes-shocking-irs-insider-trading-allegations/

    Yep, bash the banks though. That will fix everything.

  144. None

    Where the hell are you, JC? Paris?

  145. JC

    OCO

    Makkaroni is the biggest whiner in blog history. They turn off the engines and let him whine to the destination

  146. Makka

    Makkaroni is the biggest whiner in blog history. They turn off the engines and let him whine to the destination

    Lol, from the perennial whingeing prick who cries about everything from restaurant meals to space on fat person beaches.

  147. Infidel Tiger

    Haha!

    One of those veiled harlots is his sister!

    She takes it off and he will be forced to slit her throat, but it’s us with the problem

  148. None

    AFL to stage condemnation of Senator Anning Friday night – led by two Muslim players.
    They’re both pictured at the story link with their compulsorily veiled wives.

    The AFL ate patsies. The sport descended into a joke under Demetriou (I keep saying deport the Greeks) and just now an utter farce. Unless fans start pushing back they can expect to look like the NRL within 5 years. Useless crybabies whom noone wants to watch play.

  149. None

    Footy fans should hold up posters outside the stadium reminding people why they have diversity bollards and bag checks.

  150. C.L.

    Funnily enough, I flipped on to the AFL Footy Show earlier tonight and Eddie was explaining that the anti-Muslim bollards at the MCG – currently those orange water-filled deals – would soon be replaced by dedicated and more attractive anti-Muslim bollards. I’m not kidding.

  151. Steve trickler

    In front of bugger all people, history was made.

    Nice bikes.



  152. Bruce in WA

    OCO … to be polite — fuck off! I don’t lie; never have. Yes, you can recline your seat with your belt on. No, you can’t fit a meal tray on the table if the seat in front is fully reclined. Yes, it did happen to me. No, we can’t afford an upgrade. Does that mean we deserve to be even more uncomfortable than economy already is? I’m tired, I’ve just discovered a relative has been missing for a month and “police are concerned “ and my wife is upset because she has to let the family know. So just take a flying leap … and don’t EVER accuse me of being a liar again.

  153. Infidel Tiger

    2 Muslims will stage a symbolic protest inside a stadium surrounded by bollards and covered in CCTV and security guards because of Muslims.

    We are the dumbest people who ever lived.

  154. C.L.

    How Can I Cure My White Guilt?
    nytimes.com
    ———
    James [email protected]

    Jump off a bridge?

  155. C.L.

    In front of bugger all people, history was made.

    Nice bikes.

    Incredible acceleration. Beautiful stuff.

  156. Infidel Tiger

    Aretha brown bread.

    Respect.

  157. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From zyconoclast at 6:26 pm:

    “Not even being an African American born in the USA will save you from the black African refugee, allegedly inc3stuous bigamist.

    Ilhan Omar, a progressive Muslim woman, wins Minnesota primary for Keith Ellison’s House seat.

    TIME Magazine named her as one of its “Women Leader Firsts” awardees but stayed silent on the way more important questions about her marriage to her brother; her claim that she has not seen him in years as the reason she had not completed their divorce and fiddling the campaign funds to pay her solicitor. The appetite of the young and dim for their social media gets ’em every time though – their Ilhan Omar turns out to be a fabulous liar with a pretty face and she’s through the Minnesota primaries in a flash!

    Nigerian scammer? Somali pirate? Here, accept this handsome salary and the reins of power and take control of my life! The Yanks are barking mad.

  158. JC

    Wsj editorial board.
    Lol.

    Roundup the usual suspects

    Yep, monstanto attack is junk science with the usual suspects (law firms) putting in an appearance. Let’s hope it gets appealed off the table.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/round-up-the-usual-lawyers-1534375738

  159. Infidel Tiger

    The WSJ is an evil rag and the bugle of the fascist corporatist state.

    Monsanto has been poisoning the world for decades and finally got their comeuppance. They won’t dare appeal as discovery will show how much they have been lying about.

  160. Infidel Tiger

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    @nntaleb
    ·
    2h
    Getting ready to go to the city with the highest density of rent seekers, to deliver a lecktchur on hidden rent seeking & the effect on systemic risk.

    Will also talk about regulatory recapture: Monsanto owns the EPA/FDA but NOT the court system; how common law is robust.

    Taleb is the greatest statistician of recent times and he is ecstatic about monsanto being sued.

    He’s warned about the GMO scam for decades.

  161. Infidel Tiger

    If you believe government is evil, how in gods name can you trust the EPA and the evil corporatist state?

  162. None

    They don’t call it Londonistan for nothing, JC.

  163. JC

    Taleb has a blind spot about GMOs. When you get down to it he’s also a mideastener, so can’t be taken too seriously. He’s not as smart as he thinks he is either. I worked in the same trading room as the fucker. Very arrogant and he’s bald too.

  164. Infidel Tiger

    I like that guys ideas for TV. Good stuff.

  165. None

    So the Fraser Anning speech writer used to work for Malcolm Roberts….and David Leyonhjelm .
    Meanwhile back at the Guardian:

    David Leyonhjelm confirmed that Howard also worked for him for “a few months during sitting periods” before working for Anning.

    He told Guardian Australia that Howard “isn’t a racist as far as I know” but “loves winding up the professional outrage industry even more than I do”.

    “Fraser [Anning] told me Richard [Howard] helped with the speech but I don’t know how much.”

    Fetch the smelling salts: soy boy McGilvray (a non entity if I ever saw one) quits. The Unity of Lemmings and the Parliament of Arseclowns.

  166. None

    So the Fraser Anning speech writer used to work for Malcolm Roberts….and David Leyonhjelm .
    Meanwhile back at the Guardian:

    David Leyonhjelm confirmed that Howard also worked for him for “a few months during sitting periods” before working for Anning.

    He told Guardian Australia that Howard “isn’t a r*cist as far as I know” but “loves winding up the professional outrage industry even more than I do”.

    “Fraser [Anning] told me Richard [Howard] helped with the speech but I don’t know how much.”

    Fetch the smelling salts: soy boy McGilvray (a non entity if I ever saw one) quits. The Unity of Lemmings and the Parliament of Arseclowns.

  167. None

    So the Fraser Anning speech writer used to work for Malcolm Roberts….and David Leyonhjelm .
    Meanwhile back at the Guardian:

    David Leyonhjelm confirmed that Howard also worked for him for “a few months during sitting periods” before working for Anning.

    He told Guardian Australia that Howard “isn’t a r*cist as far as I know” but “loves winding up the professional outrage industry even more than I do”.

    “Fraser [Anning] told me Richard [Howard] helped with the speech but I don’t know how much.”

    Fetch the smelling salts: soy boy McGilvray (a non entity if I ever saw one, but basically some namby adviser to Fanning) quits. The Unity of Lemmings and the Parliament of Arseclowns.

    {I omitted the links coz it keeps going to moderation}

  168. JC

    I like that guys ideas for TV. Good stuff.

    Yea, for sure. Count me in as I’d watch. Cooking show chick, cooking away, gets taken hostage with a gun pointed at her head by an actor who then gets shot by real cops and the entire thing gets reported on network news live. I freaking watch it. Glued to the screen.

  169. None

    Doesn’t even have to be tribal. Some of those tribes are composed of clans that have been feuding so long they can’t remember what it was about in the first place.

    Sadly true, Zulu. And that won’t change with empty gestures like flags.

  170. None

    Dear Dave, try not to read trash about Aretha Franklin.

  171. Tom

    As mentioned yesterday by Iotocoti on the OT, Johannes Leak has drawn a ripper for spiked-online.com (edited by Brendan O’Neill, who writes for the Paywallian) on the hysteria in the UK about Boris Johnson’s comments on the physical appearance of moozley wymmynses.

  172. Tom

    Meanwhile, good little German Mark Knight joins the pile-on over Fraser Anning’s comments on moozleys. What a toilet Australia is, led by its mainstream “cartoonists”, who feign opposition to political censorship (PC).

  173. Tom

    It was left to Larry Pickering to point out the obvious about Anning’s comments with this beauty at his website.

  174. Tintarella di Luna

    Ben Garrison in the US and Johannes Leak in Oz – Thank you Tom

  175. rickw

    What a toilet Australia is, led by its mainstream “cartoonists”, who feign opposition to political censorship (PC).

    Mark Knight is phenomenally consistent at being shit.

  176. Herodotus

    I hear that some 300 newspapers in the USA have demonstrated their independence, veracity and none-partisanship by acting in unison to condemn Trump again.

  177. Herodotus

    The BBC spent most of its time heroine-worshipping Aretha, whose leftist credentials are so immaculate. It was stated admiringly that she sang at the funeral of King, the inauguration of Clinton, and of Obama.
    Stand by for the mini-me ABC to do likewise.
    She had some good hits, but Mahalia Jackson was in a class above as a singer.

  178. calli

    A fully reclined economy chair doesn’t prevent the person behind from eating.

    Yes it does.

    The Beloved had to request the gentleman in front sit up so he could put his tray table down. It’s simple geometry. It also depends on how the seats are configured as some airlines pack ‘em in.

    We usually go BC or Premium because of height issues. Sometimes those seats just aren’t available.

  179. Herodotus

    ABC Classic FM now playing Aretha, as predicted.

  180. Top Ender

    Our Yassmin is on the whinge again inthe UK:

    Controversial Australian activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has claimed she has been humiliated at the border and told ‘’to go back where I come from’’ in an inflammatory full page column in London’s Evening Standard newspaper.

    Ms Abdel-Magied wrote about racial bigotry insisting she has been exposed to various prejudices because of her Muslim faith and Sudanese birth.

    She wrote about standing in the customs lines in Britain and Europe, saying the experience reduced her from being a real person to someone who apparently poses a threat to a nation’s social fabric. She frets about customs officers seeing Khartoum, Sudan as her place of birth, believing they will decide it’s enough to warrant suspicion and pulling her aside for further interrogation. She doesn’t give any example of this happening.

    “Am I being paranoid,’’ she wrote before adding: “But it wouldn’t be the first time I had been turned away at a country’s border, humiliatingly told to ‘go back to where I came from’.’’

    In April this year Ms Abdel-Magied was refused entry to the United States and put back on a plane to the UK, where she is now living. US Customs and Border Protection officials said she did not have the correct visa to enter the US. It is unclear if this was the situation where she was insulted as she didn’t elaborate in her column.

    Instead in broad sweeping statements, Ms Abdel-Magied complained about having to spend an hour to get through the non-EU queue, alluding it had to do with her skin colour rather than not being a citizen of the European Union.

    She also protested about additional steps to obtain a US visa because she had visited Sudan since 2011, and that country, along with Iran, Iraq or Syria was not on the US visa waiver program.

    Ms Abdel-Magied didn’t mention that only 38 countries benefit from the visa waiver program and citizens of many other countries, including non-Muslim countries and countries with majority white populations also have to have the extra vetting.

    Ms Abdel-Magied began her column saying she had always proudly considered herself Aussie, but then added “with the obvious caveats around our treatment of First Nations people, asylum seekers, performances at the World Cup etc’’.

    She added: “Customs lines at airports see me a little differently. There I am less ‘Aussie’, more ‘Muslim’, less ‘larrikin’, more ‘African’ and less ‘life of the party’ and more ‘danger to national security’.’’

    Seven hours after the column was published there was a sole comment underneath it on the paper’s website.

    Hedgerider wrote: “Well isn’t that tuf. I was bailed up by the police the other week because I was white, old and had a trundle bag. That’s what they were looking for and I looked the part. (It wasn’t me but I got frisked on the pavement). Girl you is not special just cos u is black. It’s called security.’’

    Comments open and most negative for the petal at the Oz

  181. If Turnbull is eventually rolled – and right now the numbers are solidly on his side – it’ll be the second time in a decade he’s lost the Liberal leadership due to carbon fixation. The bloke isn’t a quick learner.

    Tim Blair – Master of the magic line.

  182. Tel

    Makka #2791258,

    Awarded $6,000 in compensation;

    Muslim woman wins handshake discrimination case in Sweden

    I wonder if that’s going to encourage other Swedish businesses to invite Muslim women to job interviews?

  183. Ms Abdel-Magied wrote about racial bigotry insisting she has been exposed to various prejudices because of her Muslim faith and Sudanese birth.

    Yassie presents a strong case for halting all immigration.
    Precautionary principle. Why risk getting another one?

  184. Dave in Marybrook

    None-
    I’m not newly charmed or discovering scandal sheet reports of Aretha’s early life- it was of course worlds apart from her later life- but Aretha Franklin’s story is just the way it is. I kinda knew her story before she died /sarc/. A Pollyanna might even say it shows the possibility of hard work and grit in the American Dream.

  185. Tom

    Among all the fake news of the ruling class lapdog media, the homage to Aretha is well-deserved. She had the mother of all soul voices. Her lap of honour as the queen of soul began in 1980 in The Blues Brothers movie and it was still going: what she did in the recording studio in the 1960s and 1970s will live a hundred years. Motown, soul and Atlantic Records were black America’s gift to the world.

    In Aretha’s honour, I hope blacks seizes their Trumpian opportunity to be liberated from the Democratic Party plantation and save the black family from the DNC welfare ghetto.

  186. Mater

    I’ve never seen so many letter and parcel box in my life. Just wow.

    JC,
    If you go to rural Afghanistan, you won’t see them at all. If you do, you can be sure they’ll cop a flogging later for being ‘indiscreet”.
    While you’re there, you can buy a pack of wife beating sticks at any roadside stall. They sell them in packs of 10; all guaranteed to be no thicker than a man’s thumb.

    And no, this is not sarcasm or a joke. The Harpies have no idea what they are dealing with.

  187. cohenite

    I’ve never seen so many letter and parcel box in my life. Just wow.

    JC,

    Is the head prefect holidaying in Lakemba?

  188. calli

    The Ramirez this morning, Tom.

    Sometimes a cartoonist captures levels of the inexpressable. Leak was one of them.

  189. Roger

    In what has been described as “an extraordinary break from tradition”, two Muslim players to toss the coin in an AFL match tonight in a “display of unity” after Fraser Anning’s speech.

    I don’t recall the AFL asking Christian players to take the toss in a display of unity after the ACL building was bombed.

  190. Infidel Tiger

    Mark Hemingway
    @Heminator
    The Christian baker in Colorado who won the SCOTUS case and is now charged with refusing to bake a gender transition cake, was also allegedly asked by the same person to bake a cake of Satan licking a sex toy. (link: https://www.weeklystandard.com/mark-hemingway/masterpiece-cakeshop-colorado-baker-faces-complaint-from-transgender-customer) weeklystandard.com/mark-

  191. OldOzzie

    From The Australian – Malcolm Turnbull in bid to quash NEG rebellion

    However, the central issue of legislating the Paris emissions reduction target is looming as the potential trigger for a broader leadership issue for the Prime Minister, with political management of the issue now being brought into question.

    It emerged last night that Labor had been given a copy of the NEG legislation, another move that has angered Coalition MPs who are yet to see it.

    A Liberal rebel told The Australian it was “disgusting” that Labor had the legislation but they were being asked to sign off on it sight unseen.

    Bill Shorten accused Mr Turnbull of “extraordinary” arrogance for not allowing his own MPs to see it first. “If he refuses to show his own colleagues all the details, what is he hiding? If they can’t even look at the legislation, why should they vote for it?” Mr Shorten told The Australian last night.

  192. C.L.

    Unimpressed Manafort jury sends note to judge requesting clarification of reasonable doubt.

  193. calli

    “Be nice to us or we’ll kill you”.

    Every sentient being knows this is the subtext.

    And if London is any example, the charade will continue to ramp up long after the first public beheading.

  194. Roger

    I’ve never seen so many letter and parcel box in my life. Just wow.

    JC,

    But just imagine their contribution to GDP.

  195. C.L.

    The ongoing war between blacks and Asians … This time in the nail salon that is the Democrat Party:

    Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: ‘Don’t vote for the ching-chong!’.

  196. Dave in Marybrook

    Of course not, Roger.
    I doubt the AFL, or any club, asked any player any questions about their faith when it churned through sponsorship with gambling companies.
    But they’ve been mighty proactive seeking out grievances to grovel to wamens, gays, Abor*ginals, dagoes, and now Muslims.

  197. stackja

    Tony Abbott accuses Malcolm Turnbull of failing to listen to his own backbench
    EXCLUSIVE SHARRI MARKSON, The Daily Telegraph
    2 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    TONY Abbott has accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of failing to listen to his own backbench, saying former leader John Howard would never have forged ahead with a major policy so many MPs disagreed with.

    In an escalation of his attack over the National Energy Guarantee, Mr Abbott said his Coalition colleagues had described the policy as “putting lipstick on a pig” and urged Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg to “go back to the drawing board”.

    “If John Howard’s ministers had brought a submission to the partyroom that had at least six MPs threatening to cross the floor and at least a dozen more expressing deep scepticism, along the lines that “this is putting lipstick on a pig”, they would have been sent straight back to the drawing board – and this is where the energy minister should go,” he said.

    “The last thing MPs want to do is fight their own side. If the PM had been as attentive to his own backbench as he is to the senate cross bench, the government would not be in its current fix.”

    Changing direction on energy policy was critical for winning the next federal election, Mr Abbott said.

    “A government that wants to win an election, but has lost 38 successive Newspolls, must focus on price.”

  198. OldOzzie

    stackja
    #2791363, posted on August 17, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Tony Abbott accuses Malcolm Turnbull of failing to listen to his own backbench
    EXCLUSIVE SHARRI MARKSON, The Daily Telegraph
    2 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    TONY Abbott has accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of failing to listen to his own backbench, saying former leader John Howard would never have forged ahead with a major policy so many MPs disagreed with.

    I refer to post above with quote from The Australian

    It emerged last night that Labor had been given a copy of the NEG legislation, another move that has angered Coalition MPs who are yet to see it.

    A Liberal rebel told The Australian it was “disgusting” that Labor had the legislation but they were being asked to sign off on it sight unseen.

  199. Has the Commie Jihadist Obumbaclot tweeted his rspcet…respict…resepct…raspuct… for Aretha yet?

  200. “A government that wants to win an election, but has lost 38 successive Newspolls, must focus on price.”

    Abolishing the RETs and all excise at the same time would be a surefire winner.
    The luvvies could bitch all they like about the RETs whilst being ignored by Ostraya’s drinkers, smokers and drivers.
    Politics aside, it would do some good.

  201. stackja

    OldOzzie
    #2791364, posted on August 17, 2018 at 8:29 am

    MT is a strange person.

  202. Stimpson J. Cat

    Very arrogant and he’s bald too.

    This is a common complaint of low IQ people with hair JC. Don’t be petty.

    Have you given any more serious thought to my plan of sneaking Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy dressed as your letterbox wife?
    The window of opportunity for the plan to succeed is closing fast.
    Trump needs him in Washington to destroy Big Tech.

  203. Top Ender

    ‘On-leave’ MP Husar lets another staffer go

    Federal Labor MP Emma Husar has let another staffer go, even as she is on leave after announcing she would not stand at the next federal election for the west Sydney seat of Lindsay.

    Ms Husar let electorate staffer John McManus go last week, senior Labor sources said, adding to a turnover of more than 20 staff in her two years as an MP.

    His departure followed Ms Husar’s announcement a week earlier that she would not run at the election after claims she had allegedly bullied staff, inappropriately used expenses and forced staff to clean up after her dog.

    Labor sources said although Ms Husar was on leave, she was still showing up to her electorate office.

    Ms Husar denied sacking Mr McManus yesterday. “Casual employees have been engaged in the past when needed, like most offices. There are no casual employees engaged at the moment,” she said.

    She announced her decision to quit two days before a report by barrister John Whelan to the Labor Party — expected to prompt moves for her disendorsement — was produced. That report found that of 44 alle­gations of misconduct against her lodged by former staff members, their complaints that she had “subjected them to unreasonable management, including unreasonable communication, demands, practices and disciplinary methods” had merit.

    When a summary of the interim findings was released on Friday, Ms Husar said she had been “cleared” of the “most malicious and damaging” alle­gations related to lewd conduct and sexual harassment. The report found “there is no basis for Ms Husar to resign from parliament” and “allegations of misuse of public entitlements should be referred to the … Parliamentary Expenses Authority.”

    Mr McManus could not be reached for comment.

    Oz link with comments open

  204. Stimpson J. Cat

    The Christian baker in Colorado who won the SCOTUS case and is now charged with refusing to bake a gender transition cake, was also allegedly asked by the same person to bake a cake of Satan licking a sex toy.

    The Devil is in the details.

  205. The solution to the cake baking issues is for all cakes to be tested and tagged by the CFMEU.
    (Only for commercial premises, initially)

  206. Dave in Marybrook

    Fran Kelly on RN-
    “let’s hope they [the Moslem coin tossers] get a standing ovation.”
    So there you go- we’re on notice. What used to be comic in its brevity- even at the Grand Final, it’s an ump and a suit an two blokes in shorts shaking hands with a grunt, squinting at the thing on the grass, pointing to the stands and running away- is now a test of tolerance, and if there’s even a single catcall from the eighty odd thousand in the ‘G, it’s toxic intolerance.

  207. stackja

    Government must focus on lowering prices in any energy guarantee: Tony Abbott
    TONY ABBOTT, The Daily Telegraph
    August 17, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only

    The government should be grateful that Victoria is still saying that the NEG is completely unacceptable and take this escape while it’s still on offer.

    The government could then craft a new energy policy based largely on the ACCC’s recommendations which, unlike the NEG, were all about cutting price.
    It is impossible to reconcile competitive industries and low household bills with the emissions obsession.

    First, because old coal is the cheapest power available, let’s keep the Liddell Power Station open by using competition law to stop anti-competitive conduct.

    When the Prime Minister tells AGL not to put an essential service at risk, he must mean it.

    Second, let’s end all the consumer subsidies for new intermittent power — because if the barrackers are right and it’s cheapest, they don’t need subsidies anyway.

    This will need legislation but what better way to demonstrate that the Coalition wants lower prices, and Labor doesn’t.

    Third, require retailers to offer their best price to domestic consumers and end the loyalty tax on customers, especially pensioners, who can’t shop around.
    Nuclear power is not currently economic here but it might be soon.

    Fourth, escalate the fight with the states over their bans on gas exploration and extraction.

    It’s another good way to show that the government is on the side of struggling families while Labor is in the pocket of the green left.

    Fifth, require all new renewable generators to provide 24/7 power.

    This stipulation in the scheduling rules should never have been ­removed during the Rudd-Gillard era government, and reliability is the only part of the NEG that’s worth preserving.

    Sixth, end the legal ban on ­nuclear power.
    There’s no point trying to find a consensus with Labor on energy, former prime minister Tony Abbott says.

    It’s not currently economic here but it might be soon and is the only practical way for Australia to have fully emissions-free baseload power. And it would generate another fight with Labor and the green left.

    Seventh, accept the ACCC’s recommendation four for the government to underwrite new baseload power at a competitive price.

    Subsidising renewables to lower emissions and then having to subsidise coal to keep the lights on is hardly optimum policy but it might be necessary given the mess we’re in.

    A more straightforward alternative might be for a government ­entity to secure any gap between likely demand and available 24/7 power and to use the additional ­capacity to keep the market honest.

    If the PM had been as attentive to his own backbench as he is to the senate cross bench, the government would not be in its current fix. Here is a way forward that builds on things that the government has ­already said it supports and that avoids the showdown over the Paris targets that is otherwise looming.

    It is impossible to reconcile competitive industries and low household bills with the emissions obsession that has driven energy policy for the past decade.

    There’s no point trying to find a consensus with Labor on this. The government should accept this contest and win it.

    Tony Abbott is federal member for Warringah

  208. JC

    I’ve never seen so many letter and parcel box in my life. Just wow.

    JC,

    But just imagine their contribution to GDP.

    Totally, they look (ummmm bad word choice) like gulf arabs as they’re all carrying shopping bags. So…..

  209. OldOzzie

    Guess what US Political Party and Group Bettie Scott Cook represents?

    Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: ‘Don’t vote for the ching-chong!’

    Article surprisingly in Detroit Metro Times

  210. Unimpressed Manafort jury sends note to judge requesting clarification of reasonable doubt.

    LOL. Note back sbould read: Dear Jury, the fact you are asking me this means you have a reasonable doubt.
    Yours, Judge

  211. I am intolerant

    Of murderous white vans.
    Of murderous knives.
    Of murderous explosives.
    Of murderous guns in coffee shops.
    Of thuggish gangs who are above the law.
    Of AFL virtue signalers.

    (It’s quite a long list …)

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    Totally, they look (ummmm bad word choice) like gulf arabs as they’re all carrying shopping bags. So…..

    Can you ask if they are from Qatar for Dot please?
    Thanks.

  213. Mater

    Totally, they look (ummmm bad word choice) like gulf arabs as they’re all carrying shopping bags. So…..

    Designer clothes?
    Makeup?
    Jewellery?

    😉

  214. calli

    Someone’s gotta buy those Birkin handbags.

  215. mh

    The Christian baker in Colorado who won the SCOTUS case and is now charged with refusing to bake a gender transition cake, was also allegedly asked by the same person to bake a cake of Satan licking a sex toy.

    Any comment from Nancy Pelsoi, Maxine Waters or Pocahontas?

  216. Boambee John

    calli

    Misread that as Merkin handbags!

  217. Mater

    Totally, they look (ummmm bad word choice) like gulf [email protected] as they’re all carrying shopping bags. So…..

    Designer clothes?
    Makeup?
    Jewellery? 😉

  218. JC

    Someone’s gotta buy those Birkin handbags.

    Hermes must live off them.

  219. Boambee John

    Any comment from Nancy Pelsoi, Maxine Waters or Pocahontas?

    Off with his/her/ze’s head?

  220. Mater

    Totally, they look (ummmm bad word choice) like gulf arabs as they’re all carrying shopping bags. So…..

    Designer clothes?
    Makeup?
    J3wellery? 😉

  221. As someone who has sworn never to vote for the Liberals again (other than last on the ticket, because compulsory); if they adopted and implemented Tony’s energy plans, I just might review my stance.

  222. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    She wrote about standing in the customs lines in Britain and Europe, saying the experience reduced her from being a real person to someone who apparently poses a threat to a nation’s social fabric.

    duh!

  223. JC

    Mater
    #2791396, posted on August 17, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Totally, they look (ummmm bad word choice) like gulf arabs as they’re all carrying shopping bags. So…..

    Designer clothes?
    Makeup?
    J3wellery? 😉

    I thought the gulf variety wear the black/parcel letterbox contraption. no?

  224. cohenite

    Have you given any more serious thought to my plan of sneaking Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy dressed as your letterbox wife?
    The window of opportunity for the plan to succeed is closing fast.
    Trump needs him in Washington to destroy Big Tech.

    That’s a very good idea. Assange and Trump, what a combination.

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