Monday Forum: September 10, 2018

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  1. Bruce in WA

    Bugger —— missed by that much!

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    We must save turtles from eating Lego.

    Inside Lego’s quest to create a plastic-free brick

    Lego is trying to refashion the product it is best known for: it wants to eliminate its dependence on petroleum-based plastics and build its toys entirely from plant-based or recycled materials by 2030.

    Also they should no longer make white blocks because racist.

  3. Chris

    On board with the program!

  4. Speedbox

    Top ten. Yay, and good afternoon to all.

  5. Siltstone

    To lurk or not to lurk, that is the question…

  6. Atoms for Peace

    Another day, another Aussie peso.

  7. mh

    Exclusive – Mo Brooks: Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional Congressional Seats

    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
    Brooks, along with the state of Alabama, are suing the federal government for their counting of illegal aliens, rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes….

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/09/mo-brooks-congressional-apportionment/

  8. H B Bear

    Man becomes very angry when told he can’t play with women.

    Chucks a Mouncey flouncey.

  9. Peter Campion

    Mmmmm… that new Fred smell….

  10. jupes

    Man becomes very angry when told he can’t play with women.

  11. jupes

    Man becomes very angry when told he can’t play with women.

    Well that’s a bummer. The AFL’s tactics worked to keep him out. I was hoping he would play in order to highlight the stupidity of the AWFL and the AFL’s politically correct idiocy, therefore bringing it to a quick end.

    On the other hand, it will now take a little bit longer before the stupid competition is relegated to the dustbin of history, meaning the AFL will have to cop the embarrassment and financial losses for longer.

    Suck shit dickheads.

  12. C.L.

    Channel Nine are promoting the “first ever” women’s rugby league grand final (to be played before the real one later this month). Nobody cares but they have to pretend. Like a lot of other things these days. Nobody cares + must pretend.

  13. H B Bear

    Gillon McPolo-Pony doing his best to hide the AFLW while shifting the costs onto the clubs.

  14. Rossini

    Still on the bench waiting for the liberals to implode.
    Stupid Forken Liberals

  15. Dave in Marybrook

    It looks like the AFL are at least on the “if it walks like a duck” side of gender sensibleness… at least at first glance. McPoloPony’s reign has seen them leap holus bolus into identity politics as a way of life, so I won’t be surprised to see them backslide. The Mouncey saga will go on for as long as Hannah is willing to drag it out, which will be a long drag yet.

  16. Pedro the Ignorant

    WA Goldfields buzzing with news of $A 15 million worth of visible gold found at the Beta Hunt mine in Kambalda. 500 metres underground and in huge chunks in about a ten metre vein. Hopefully more to follow.

    Very unusual to find visible gold any bigger than a match head so deep underground.

    Kambalda has been struggling in recent years and was hoping for a bit of a resurgence on the back of slowly rising nickel price to feed the battery boom.

    Happy little Vegemites!

  17. Rafe Champion

    A tip from Jo Nova, figures on the flow of power in and out of the SE states for several years, quarter by quarter, SA a beneficiary of inflows in all but three quarters. Two of the three were last year, maybe they are doing better lately. But not a pretty sight.

    https://www.aer.gov.au/wholesale-markets/wholesale-statistics/quarterly-interregional-trade-as-a-percentage-of-regional-energy-consumption

  18. jupes

    Gillon McPolo-Pony doing his best to hide the AFLW while shifting the costs onto the clubs.

    The clubs should tell him to fuck off.

    Problem is, like lemmings, they all publicly support the AWFL. The smart clubs are those that still don’t have a team. I bet West Coast are hoping it collapses before they get the chance to join the clown show.

  19. .

    A really silly article.

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/how-elon-musk-s-weed-smoking-ways-are-giving-telstra-a-headache-20180908-p502m7.html

    Let’s see what JC thinks of Jim Chanos, who is also referred to as “Mr Integrity III” after Bill Gross (PimPCo) and Buffet (Mr Integrity).

  20. Chris

    Indeed, Pedro. Frollicking and myself have been all over it in the last Fred.
    I can reveal that I am unable to comment in the media.

  21. jupes

    Well that didn’t last long:

    Headline from 31 Aug: ‘Why quit now?’ Mouncey vows to fight on

    Headline from 10 Sep: Transgender player withdraws from AFLW draft

    Showing all the resilience of a girl. LOL

  22. Confused Old Misfit

    You’re preaching to the choir here Rafe. The problem seems to be how to get the message through to the decision makers that are not owned by the energy rent seekers. An entire decade of stupidity laid out for those who claim to want to make evidenced based policy decisions.
    There seems to be very few that have not been captured by the Great Global Warming Hoax.

  23. C.L.

    They’re reporting the Kambalda Horde (as I’m christening it) was found 500m down in a 3m x 3m vein. I wonder if this is just the tip of the goldberg.

  24. Gab

    Lithuania Asks Walmart To Stop Selling Clothing With Soviet Symbols

  25. Chris

    I wonder if this is just the tip of the goldberg.

    Bird strike?

  26. I self identify as the next P.M. of Australia.

    Anyone who fails to vote me will face my swift and terrible justice.

  27. Confused Old Misfit

    They’re reporting the Kambalda Horde (as I’m christening it) was found 500m down in a 3m x 3m vein. I wonder if this is just the tip of the goldberg.

    Won’t know until they can nut out that third dimension. Call in the driller from Cheverie and his diamond drill bits! He’s yer man!

  28. Woolfe

    He has probably been paid off jupes.

  29. Pedro the Ignorant

    Whoops, just caught up with the old fred and Chris, CL and the ‘mole breaking the Kambalda news.

    Day late and a dollar short as usual. 😀

    Apologies, gents.

  30. pete m

    I watched some of the girls whacking each other in RL – some big boppers and some crazy high shots. Attacking play not so much. Felt like it was in slo mo.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    A really silly article.

    Not as silly as he is.

    ‘It’s the dumbest experiment in human history’: Elon Musk rails against fossil fuel use and climate change (TSLA)

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk this week gave an impassioned speech arguing against the further use of fossil fuels.

    Unfortunately, his plea to stop burning carbon in its various forms was lost in a cloud of smoke.

    In an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast on Thursday, Musk called the ongoing use of fossil fuels “an insane experiment” and called for humanity to speed up the adoption of sustainable energy sources to replace them.

    “We’re really playing a crazy game here with the atmosphere and the oceans,” Musk said. “We’re taking vast amounts of carbon from deep underground and putting this in the atmosphere — this is crazy. We should not do this. It’s very dangerous.”

    Incidentally Tesla just won the prize for producing the least reliable car in Britain.

    The Tesla Model S came in last in a major survey ranking cars by how reliable they are

    Perhaps he should stop spouting off about non existent global warming and start building cars which work.

  32. Chris

    Whoops, just caught up with the old fred and Chris, CL and the ‘mole breaking the Kambalda news.

    It’s very exciting, and glad to hear from you on it!
    We call the specking process ‘truffling’. And indeed they are delicious truffles.

  33. H B Bear

    I watched some of the girls whacking each other in RL – some big boppers and some crazy high shots.

    The technique of the women in the AFL is terrible. Scary to watch how dangerously exposed they are.

  34. Roger

    I watched some of the girls whacking each other in RL – some big boppers and some crazy high shots.

    More akin to WWF than rugby league if the news highlights last night were anything to go by.

    My wife remarked, “Do these women ever want to have children?”

  35. H B Bear

    My wife remarked, “Do these women ever want to have children?”

    Dunno. Ask the turkey baster.

  36. Pedro the Ignorant

    Chris, I trust that your inability to comment re Beta Hunt to the media does not include the Cat.

    I have been a gold bug for years, and I still get excited at news of a new big discovery.

    I hope it really is the tip of the “Goldberg”. Fingers crossed all round.

  37. What is the betting on Scottie making it through to next election?

    Does he have a chance?

  38. Zyconoclast

    While travelling listening to Parliament.
    Before lunch how to solve women’s wage gap.

    After lunch how to rig the family court more in favour of women.

    A testosterone free zone.

  39. Chris

    You should see the 90kg rock that they report the MD has instructed is to be put up for auction.
    If you like specimens we have parted with some lovely well-documented ones to the most prominent local collector and a Perth rock specimen dealer, as well as some staff sales.

  40. H B Bear

    If the Lieborals lose Wentworth and Princess Julia pulls the pin they are finished aren’t they? Lose a vote of No Confidence and straight to a General Election.

    Hello electoral wipeout and PM Peanut Head.

  41. Chris

    But wasn’t that photo of the airleg operator who bit the rock, a ripper?

  42. Nowadays top L or C is something to crow about!

  43. DrBeauGan

    Hey Dr BeauGan please explain.

    Simples, Jupes. Everything lefties touch turns to shit. Anything good and clean and decent that works, they yearn to corrupt. It’s their core value.

  44. Chris

    The ABC is investigating a major scare in which an intruder assaulted a female employee and caused a radio station to go off air after breaching security at the ABC’s Ultimo Sydney headquarters.

    Police have appealed for public assistance to identify the intruder, who followed an employee past security and into the ABC foyer last Wednesday.

    “About 2.30pm yesterday (September 5), a man entered a building in Harris Street before entering an office and approaching a female employee,” police said in a statement.

    “The man grabbed the woman and kissed her. He fled the office after security was alerted.
    SNIP
    But the intruder was able to gain access by following an employee who was entering via the tunnel. An ABC spokeswoman confirmed the incident.

    Threats and violent rhetoric against ABC staff have increased in recent years. Quadrant magazine had to apologise after suggesting the ABC foyer could have been bombed, and The Australian apologised to the ABC in June after publishing abusive reader comments.

    Paywallian
    Manhunt for ‘intruder’ after major security break at ABC HQ

  45. thefrolickingmole

    There was a picture at Goldfields office of a bench where they had dug and there was a visible streak of gold about a meter long and maybe .5 high tapering off at each end.
    Found only a couple of meters below the surface if memory is correct.
    Was unusual enough for the geos to want some pics anyway.

    Still quite a bit of gold in the area, and the underground there is a real warren under the surface of the salt lake.

  46. I did tell my lefty mates that Turnbull had no chance of leading the Liberals into the next election, but to no avail – casting pearls before swine. Whether it’s politics or climate change, it’s not easy being a Cassandra.*

    *Cassandra, daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy was cursed to make prophecies that were true, but that no one believed.

  47. thefrolickingmole

    Germans, crap at spying or the MOST CRAP at spying??

    Geez counter espionage was one thing the Poms got massively right in WW2

    Nazi spies awarded fake medals after war by their MI5 controller

    Two fascist spies were awarded fake Nazi medals after the end of the second world war by an MI5 officer who penetrated their secret network, a newly published book on wartime espionage has revealed.

    Copies of German bronze honours for non-combat gallantry were commissioned from the Royal Mint and presented at a covert ceremony in January 1946 to both British citizens by Eric Roberts, a former bank clerk who spent years impersonating a Gestapo officer.

    The extraordinary counter-intelligence deception conducted by MI5 is revealed in Agent Jack by the journalist Robert Hutton which details Robert’s outwardly unassuming life.

    A father of three who lived in Epsom, Surrey, Roberts had been recruited by MI5 in the 1930s to infiltrate the British Union of Fascists.
    During the war, Roberts, masquerading as ‘Jack King’, established a network of 500 Nazi sympathisers including an inner group who supplied him with intelligence in the belief it was being sent to Berlin.

    The operation was masterminded by Victor Rothschild, the scientist and heir to the banking fortune who was head of MI5’s anti-sabotage unit.

    Two of the most active fascist informants were Marita Perigoe and Hans Kohout. Separated from her husband, Bernard, who had been interned for most of the war, Perigoe had been responsible for helping Roberts build the network and had also stolen design secrets from Rolls-Royce, makers of the Merlin engine that powered the Spitfire.

    Kohout had been born in Austria but moved to Britain, taking citizenship in 1936. An expert in aluminium foil manufacture, he passed Roberts secrets including details of the Mosquito plane, early British night vision technology and Window – the chaff technology used to fool German radar.

    He even told Roberts there was an important government base at Bletchley Park – home to Britain’s codebreaking efforts. When senior MI5 officers heard, they told Roberts that on no account was Kohout to go near the place. “Kohout was arguably Germany’s most effective spy in Britain during the war,” Hutton writes. “His tragedy is that none of his reports went further than MI5 headquarters.”


    “There were quite a few of these medals around at the end of the war,” said Hutton. “So it’s quite possible they were given genuine ones. But the records do suggest that having spent the war as fake German spies, Perigoe and Kohout finished it receiving Nazi medals that were forged by the world’s most famous Jewish bank.”

  48. Helen

    Gene Wilder. Magnificent actor, wonderful writer, genuinely good and humble human being. I will miss him.

  49. thefrolickingmole

    Birdworded, try again…

    Germans, crap at spying or the MOST CRAP at spying??

    Geez counter espionage was one thing the Poms got massively right in WW2

    Nazi spies awarded fake medals after war by their MI5 controller

    Two fascist spies were awarded fake Nazi medals after the end of the second world war by an MI5 officer who penetrated their secret network, a newly published book on wartime espionage has revealed.

    Copies of German bronze honours for non-combat gallantry were commissioned from the Royal Mint and presented at a covert ceremony in January 1946 to both British citizens by Eric Roberts, a former bank clerk who spent years impersonating a Gestapo officer.

    The extraordinary counter-intelligence deception conducted by MI5 is revealed in Agent Jack by the journalist Robert Hutton which details Robert’s outwardly unassuming life.

    A father of three who lived in Epsom, Surrey, Roberts had been recruited by MI5 in the 1930s to infiltrate the British Union of Fascists.
    During the war, Roberts, masquerading as ‘Jack King’, established a network of 500 Nazi sympathisers including an inner group who supplied him with intelligence in the belief it was being sent to Berlin.

    The operation was masterminded by Victor Rothschild, the scientist and heir to the banking fortune who was head of MI5’s anti-sabotage unit.

    Two of the most active fascist informants were Marita Perigoe and Hans Kohout. Separated from her husband, Bernard, who had been interned for most of the war, Perigoe had been responsible for helping Roberts build the network and had also stolen design secrets from Rolls-Royce, makers of the Merlin engine that powered the Spitfire.

    Kohout had been born in Austria but moved to Britain, taking citizenship in 1936. An expert in aluminium foil manufacture, he passed Roberts secrets including details of the Mosquito plane, early British night vision technology and Window – the chaff technology used to fool German radar.

    He even told Roberts there was an important government base at Bletchley Park – home to Britain’s codebreaking efforts. When senior MI5 officers heard, they told Roberts that on no account was Kohout to go near the place. “Kohout was arguably Germany’s most effective spy in Britain during the war,” Hutton writes. “His tragedy is that none of his reports went further than MI5 headquarters.”


    “There were quite a few of these medals around at the end of the war,” said Hutton. “So it’s quite possible they were given genuine ones. But the records do suggest that having spent the war as fake German spies, Perigoe and Kohout finished it receiving Nazi medals that were forged by the world’s most famous Jhooish bank.”

  50. Zyconoclast

    The dedication in the front of Geoffrey Blaine’s 2016 book, The Story of Australia’s People, reads
    For Australia and its civilisation,
    the time is still ‘early morning’

    He must be an optimist is his old age.

  51. H B Bear

    Even the Ultimo water cooler is not a safe space. The staff co-op won’t be happy.

  52. Roger

    Woolworths now selling plant based “meat”…and in the meat section, too.

  53. DrBeauGan

    Oh, Lizzie, I agree with your assessment of Gildas. He wasn’t any kind of historian, he was a lie for jesus man. Contemptible.

  54. jupes

    Beaugy are you saying that social justice math theory wasn’t part of the curriculum when you taught maths? How could men have landed on the moon without it?

  55. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Threats and violent rhetoric against ABC staff have increased in recent years.

    can’t think why….

  56. cuckoo

    From the BBC:

    Seven people have been injured, four seriously, in an attack by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar in the French capital, Paris, police say.

    The man, said to be an Afghan national, was arrested. Sources said there was no indication it was a terrorist attack.

  57. Macbeth

    Hi Gab. Thanks for the contact. Still lurking.

  58. H B Bear

    The man, said to be an Afghan national, was arrested. Sources said there was no indication it was a terrorist attack.

    So it’s a terrorist attack.

  59. “Sources said”

    MSM key phrase which means “what follows is stuff we made up”

  60. H B Bear

    Threats and violent rhetoric against ABC staff have increased in recent years.
    can’t think why….

    Well they are at war with Australians. I guess there is that.

  61. Shy Ted

    “About 2.30pm yesterday (September 5), a man entered the ABC building in Harris Street before entering an office and approaching a female employee,” police said in a statement. “The man grabbed the woman and kissed her. He fled the office after security was alerted.”
    Clearly mentally ill. I mean, what sane person would kiss a female ABC employee?

  62. Talleyrand

    “About 2.30pm yesterday (September 5), a man entered the ABC building in Harris Street before entering an office and approaching a female employee,”

    How do we know it was a man, talk about CIA gendered bigotry.
    Of course it could just be a mistaken case of Tinder use, during work hours

  63. Talleyrand

    CIS gendered not CIA gendered!

  64. Shy Ted

    Just in case you missed it, a 30 second rerun of the 2016 miracle in America.

  65. The birth rates in all modern industrialised countries generally fell below replacement during the 70s when gender equality began being pushed by government in ernest.

    That isn’t really true. At least in Australia, fertility rates were dropping since mid-1800s from until the WW2, from about 6 to just above replacement. The post-WW2 baby boom was really an anomaly with fertility rates returning to their long-term trajectory just below replacement. The real difference though between the 1930s and now is (1) that the median age of mothers is much higher than it was in the early 2othC, and (2) that more mothers, in fact, work full-time than earlier last century. These differences would be influenced by gender theory.

  66. H B Bear

    Clearly mentally ill. I mean, what sane person would kiss a female ABC employee?

    Lord Waffles has a good alibi. So we can rule him out.

  67. Nick

    It would be interesting to compare the ABC’s recent reaction to one of its employees being kissed to its comments on the ambos, also doing their jobs, who were harassed by 80 family members.

  68. .

    Actually, if you read the comments on that article where the sign was changed, America is toast as well.

    Americans want someone to get “mental help before he starts hurting people” and gaol time for a “hate crime”.

  69. jupes

    The man, said to be an Afghan national, was arrested. Sources said there was no indication it was a terrorist attack.

    It was a Muslim attack. How the lying, obfuscating authorities defines it no longer matters.

  70. .

    Re the Arbys sign:

    God forbid they ever watch Blazing Saddles.

  71. lotocoti

    Gene Wilder.

    Will-der or Wile-der?

  72. DrBeauGan

    jupes
    #2813291, posted on September 10, 2018 at 1:46 pm
    Beaugy are you saying that social justice math theory wasn’t part of the curriculum when you taught maths? How could men have landed on the moon without it?

    I did think of offering a unit in feminist mathematics once. The first item was to replace the symbol for the digit 1 on the grounds that it was too phallic. 0 was Ok but putting a little cross under it was problematic. I thought of using a zero with a cross under it to represent infinity instead of an 8 lying down which suggests a lack of energy.

    My feminist mathematics couldn’t have put a woman on the moon, which would have been sacrilege anyway, but it would have made women feel go about themselves which is the whole point of education these days. I would have been a leader of advanced thought instead of a reactionary old fart.

  73. Zyconoclast

    Summary

    Sweden faces a period of political uncertainty after an election that did not leave either main parliamentary bloc with a majority
    With more than 99% of the vote counted, the centre-left bloc is sitting on 40.6% and the centre-right on 40.2%
    Analysts predict long negotiations, potentially taking weeks, will be needed to create a majority or a plausible minority government
    The populist, anti-immigrant party Sweden Democrats won 17.6% of the vote, up on the 12.9% it scored in 2014, but well below the 25% predicted in some polls.
    The governing Social Democrats, led by prime minister Stefan Löfven, saw their score fall to 28.4%, the lowest for a century but maintained their record of finishing first in every election since 1917
    Löfven said he would not be resigning, and urged cross-bloc cooperation. He also said the Sweden Democrats “can never, and will never, offer anything that will help society. They will only increase division and hate.”
    We’re going to wrap up the live blog for tonight. Thanks for following along. This story is likely to go on for quite some time as discussions and negotiations look set to stretch over the coming days and weeks and we will continue to bring you the news as it unfolds.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2018/sep/09/sweden-election-live

  74. President Trump to close PLO Office in Washington

    From the Oz just now:

    “The Trump administration is expected to announce today that it will close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s office in Washington, administration officials said Sunday night, widening a US campaign of pressure amid stalled Middle East peace efforts.

    “The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel,” national security adviser John Bolton planned to say in prepared remarks he is scheduled to deliver on Monday, according a draft reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

    “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” he planned to add.

    Mr Bolton also planned to threaten to impose sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it moves ahead with investigations of the US and Israel.

    “If the court comes after us, Israel or other allies, we will not sit quietly,” Mr Bolton planned to say, according to his prepared remarks.

    Among the responses, Mr Bolton says, the US will ban ICC judges and prosecutors from entering the country.

    “We will sanction their funds in the US financial system, and we will prosecute them in the US criminal system,” Mr Bolton adds. “We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans.”

  75. Tel

    My feminist mathematics couldn’t have put a woman on the moon, which would have been sacrilege anyway, but it would have made women feel go about themselves which is the whole point of education these days. I would have been a leader of advanced thought instead of a reactionary old fart.

    Men figuring out ways to make women feel good about themselves. That’s the fundamental purpose of the universe, isn’t it?

  76. cohenite

    We will sanction their funds in the US financial system, and we will prosecute them in the US criminal system,” Mr Bolton adds. “We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans.”

    Yippee. But if Trump doesn’t win the mid-terms Dr B will have to recalculate that voyage to the Moon because there’ll nowhere worth living on this rock.

  77. jupes

    Well that’s weird. I have been trying to link to an article that from Shy Ted’s link above but the Cat hamsters won’t allow it.

    It is an article titled the US Military is No Longer a Male right of passage.

    Final para:

    A perfect storm is brewing in the US military now. It’s a combination of a worthless Secretary of Defense who is probably the biggest disappointment since Evil Knievel’s failed Snake River Canyon jump, a Congress with few veterans and those who are, are mostly female, cowardly generals and admirals, liberal generals and admirals, a vocal LGBT mafia in the Beltway, candyass Millennial recruits and the feminist lobby which believes combat power equals the number of pregnant women a division has in its TO&E.

    Nope, the US military just isn’t macho anymore.

    And, that’s a big, big problem.

  78. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    He also said the Sweden Democrats “can never, and will never, offer anything that will help society. They will only increase division and hate.”

    so much better to kowtow in quiet dhimmitude

  79. cohenite

    Dutton speaking in the dog pen right now; impressive; guy behind his left shoulder looks about 12. I don’t know who he is.

  80. Zyconoclast

    Yes man, Andrew Bragg pulls out for a woman.

  81. H B Bear

    Prof van Wrongselen’s “column” up to 470 comments. As usual you’ll struggle to find any positive ones. Is this the new newspaper business model? I though Fauxfacts had already tried it and that is why they have disappeared up their own arsehole.

  82. jupes

    Okay I just tried to post the link as an address, so that’s the hamster’s problem.

    If you want to read the article go to Shy Ted’s link above then scroll down to just above the comments for the link.

    Worth a read.

  83. Cassie of Sydney

    “Ubique
    #2813319, posted on September 10, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    President Trump to close PLO Office in Washington

    From the Oz just now:”

    Thank you President Trump….the sweetest New Year gift ever.

    Shana Tova.

  84. cohenite

    It’s a combination of a worthless Secretary of Defense who is probably the biggest disappointment since Evil Knievel’s failed Snake River Canyon jump,

    Mattis?

  85. Helen

    Just got an eamil from the greens saying thier bill to ban live exports has passed in the senate. They say they have majority support in the HoR.

    Cattle next.

    But terrorists always welcome.

  86. Helen

    email – look just forget the typos, you know what I am sayin.

  87. Geriatric Mayfly

    Wait for the screeching. Four blokes and only one womyn in direct line of the House camera, on the Liberal side. Henderson gone, and that sheila currently carrying on like a pork chop over bullying.

  88. calli

    Goodbye Gene.

    Father of a thousand memes.

  89. jupes

    Mr Bolton also planned to threaten to impose sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it moves ahead with investigations of the US and Israel.

    “If the court comes after us, Israel or other allies, we will not sit quietly,” Mr Bolton planned to say, according to his prepared remarks.

    Among the responses, Mr Bolton says, the US will ban ICC judges and prosecutors from entering the country.

    “We will sanction their funds in the US financial system, and we will prosecute them in the US criminal system,” Mr Bolton adds. “We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans.”

    Wow. That is real leadership.

    Australia on the other hand is lead by treasonous scumbags who gleefully joined the ICC, and now use it as an excuse to investigate and prosecute our own soldiers i.e. “If we don’t prosecute them, we will HAVE TO send them to the ICC for prosecution.”

  90. jupes

    Mattis?

    Indeed. This is happening on his watch.

  91. I did think of offering a unit in feminist mathematics once.

    Beaugy,
    I presume teaching binary systems is now banned.

    How many letters in QWERTY?

  92. any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans

    Another reason why Trumble had to go.

  93. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Just got an eamil from the greens saying thier bill to ban live exports has passed in the senate

    There’s this rather pleasant little fantasy that, if the live trade ends, those sheep will be slaughtered in Australia, creating Australian jobs, and resulting in cheaper meat. The cost of slaughter in Australia is several times higher then slaughter overseas, the farmers won’t cop that, so they’ll get out of sheep for meat, and the bulk of jobs in the meat industry are held by overseas workers, because Australians don’t want those jobs.

  94. H B Bear

    Gene Wilder died two years ago.

    Does he know that?

  95. Tel

    I presume teaching binary systems is now banned.

    Lol, “Non-Binary Computing Studies”.

    That’s got potential.

  96. Cassie of Sydney

    “H B Bear
    #2813347, posted on September 10, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    Gene Wilder died two years ago.

    Does he know that?”

    I too was wondering that.

  97. Chris

    Footnote from Powerline:

    * “Owning a lib” is just a variation of the old line that I think my mentor M. Stanton Evans first thought up: “I actually have the heart of a liberal. I keep it in a jar on my desk.”

  98. calli

    Gene Wilder died two years ago.

    Ahhhh…but we miss him sorely!

    😄

  99. thefrolickingmole

    Helen

    Heard that on their contry (theres no U in it) hour.
    3 wets need to emote to the other side for it to pass.
    Surely there is a class action of some sort for economic loss out of this?

    Its mad, a whole cohort of people who have no direct stake in an issue beyond “muh feelz” are closing down an industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars, this includes carters, feed mills, shippers, feed lots etc.

    At least the unwashed turds of Fremantle will finally have to confront the rancid stink comes from their own poor personal hygiene and not just the sheepyards at the port.

  100. Gab

    Gene Wilder died two years ago and he’s making a repeat performance. That takes talent and excellent comedic timing!

  101. candy

    Gene Wilder died two years ago.
    Does he know that?

    He had Alzheimer’s, so perhaps he didn’t.

  102. thefrolickingmole

    Hmmm, this doesnt seem like a made up story or anything….
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/10/far-right-march-eastern-germany-fears-chemnitz-unrest

    Around 2,500 people have marched in a far-right demonstration in eastern Germany after a man died following a fight with two Afghans, raising concerns of recent unrest in Chemnitz.

    Police and prosecutors said the 22-year-old victim had suffered acute heart failure after coming to blows with the Afghan suspects during a dispute on a playground in the town of Koethen late on Saturday.

    The German man’s death was “not directly” linked to the injuries suffered in the brawl, they said in a statement, and media reports said he had a pre-existing heart condition.

    Prosecutors said one of the Afghan suspects, aged 18, stands accused of causing grievous bodily harm. The other, aged 20, faces charges of causing bodily harm with fatal consequences.

    Im not saying the state would fake a pre existing heart condition but… oh bugger it yes I am, and they would do it in the name of “tolerance”.

    And it looks like the bloke died for protecting a woman.

    According to local media the latest incident started when three Afghan men were arguing with a pregnant woman over who was the father of her unborn child.

    Two German men then approached the group and the row escalated into a brawl.

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Its mad, a whole cohort of people who have no direct stake in an issue beyond “muh feelz” are closing down an industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars, this includes carters, feed mills, shippers, feed lots etc.

    Doesn’t affect them, why should they care? Some transport companies here in the Wild West haven’t hauled a sheep in nine weeks.

  104. RobK

    Tel that would go with non-logic circuits
    ….and regressive integration of the lowest common denominator.

  105. Something for the sciencey techy crowd:
    Japanese space elevator.
    A Trans Atlantic Tunnel! Hurrah!

  106. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6149911/Fathers-lawn-mowing-business-struggling-financially-family-dead.html

    Someone handed himself in at Karratha police station, and is “assisting police with their enquiries.” They aren’t stating the relationship, but it seems the victim was several years older then her husband.

  107. Boambee John

    Zyconoclast
    #2813329, posted on September 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm
    Yes man, Andrew Bragg pulls out for a woman.</em

    Do you need to rephrase that?

  108. zyconoclast

    Whats going on WA. is it something in the water?

    They are trying to take the South Oz weird murder title.

  109. Helen

    If McCain can have a 12 day funeral, Gene can have one too. He only got one day before, so he is owed another 11.

  110. Boambee John

    Zycon

    I assumed it was deliberate, but didn’t know who th3 cuck is.

    Wentworth, says all.you need to know.

  111. Ubique

    Andrew Bragg just needs to announce he now identifies as a woman. In this crazy world, who would dare to attack such a declaration?

  112. Boambee John

    I guess we could say he didn’t pull out, because he is not capable of getting in?

  113. Helen

    Zulu, Mole, do you think that sheep farmers will go into grain instead, or mix grain and cattle?

  114. Makka

    Whats going on WA. is it something in the water?

    They are trying to take the South Oz weird murder title.

    It may not be at issue but there is a sh*t load of meth floating around WA

  115. zyconoclast

    QUEER ECOLOGIES: EUGENE LANG COLLEGE LIB ARTS: CULTURE AND MEDIA

    QUEER ECOLOGIES
    FALL 2018

    TAUGHT BY: HEATHER DAVIS

    SECTION: A

    CRN: 7681

    Credits: 4

    This course will address the interdisciplinary constellation of practices that aim, in different ways, to disrupt prevailing heterosexist discursive and institutional articulations of sexuality and nature, and also to reimagine evolutionary processes, ecological interactions, and environmental politics in light of queer theory. Drawing from traditions as diverse as evolutionary biology, LGBTQ+ movements, feminist science studies, and environmental justice, this course will highlight the complexity of contemporary biopolitics, draw important connections between the material and cultural dimensions of environmental issues, and examine the ways in which sex and nature are understood in light of multiple trajectories of power and matter. [Track C]

    College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

    Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

    Campus: New York City (GV)

    Course Format: Seminar (R)

    Max Enrollment: 18

    Enrollment Status: Open*

  116. Tom

    After all that talk on the old fred about Gene Wilder and Blazing Saddles, here’s a splendid video about the making of the movie that reminds us about the scourge of fascism (in the form of political correctness) we’re now living with that, incidentally is 10 times worse in Australia than in America, the home of the barely free.

  117. zyconoclast

    Heather Davis
    is a researcher, writer, and editor from Montréal. Her current book project traces the ethology of plastic and its links to petrocapitalism. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at McGill University. In 2017 she was the critical studies teaching fellow at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. From 2014-2017 she held a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University. Previously, she held a FRQSC postdoctoral fellowship in Women’s Studies at Duke University under the supervision of Elizabeth Grosz (2012-2014). She completed her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Concordia University in 2011 on the political potential of community-based art. She has been a visiting scholar at the Experimental Critical Theory Program, UCLA (2014), the Aesthetics and Politics Program, California Institute of the Arts (2014), the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, NYU (2010), and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University (2010). She has written about the intersection of art, politics, ecology, and community engagement for numerous art and academic publications. She is the editor of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies (London: Open Humanities Press, 2015) and Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada (MAWA and McGill-Queen’s UP, 2017). In the fall, she will join the Culture and Media Department at Eugene Lang College, New School as an Assistant Professor.

  118. Shy Ted

    I love a good anagram – minneapolis-teen-charged-in-racist-misogynistic-arbys-sign – now hiring nig gers and who res”. I also like reading the comments and it turns out the offender is a person of colour. Mixed comments, some wanting the death penalty, others saying youthful hijinks. Anyway, I’m pretty sure the original sign said “now hiring ginger sandwhores”.

  119. Makka

    Heather has quite a fight bat pedigree

  120. zyconoclast

    The gruesome experiment that has inspired the emerging ‘death disruption’ industry

    IT SOUNDS like something out of a bad sci-fi movie but instead it’s the hottest new pseudoscience of an emerging health industry.

    A new start-up co-founded by a handful of Harvard scientists and spun out of the prestige university is the latest business to promote the ability to stave off the perils of old age with the fountain of youth, or more precisely, the blood of the young.

  121. Mother Lode

    or mix grain and cattle?

    Wow, is there anything geneticists can’t do?

    I look forward to bread that butters itself.

    Pity water doesn’t have DNA – then we could cross it with wheat and have rivers that run with beer.

  122. JC

    Hey, at least we’re not California…. not quite.

    California Democrats pose as green saints, though their climate and social-justice values often conflict. The latest example is the legislature’s plan to banish fossil fuels from the state electrical grid, which progressives aim to export nationwide.

    Most states are enjoying flat or declining electricity rates thanks to shale fracking, which has sent natural gas prices plummeting. But not California, where rates have jumped 25% since 2013. Electricity prices in the Golden State are by far the highest in the continental western U.S. and twice as high as in Washington state.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/100-certifiable-california-1536532039

  123. Helen

    Mix(ed) grain and cattle refers to a farming technique of combining both in their enterprise.

  124. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu, Mole, do you think that sheep farmers will go into grain instead, or mix grain and cattle?

    This particular one is looking at ramping up the grain side of the operation, ramping up wool production, and tarring and feathering any Greenies that fall into our clutches. “Social licence” my hairy aunt.

  125. tarring and feathering any Greenies…

    Most gentlemanly of you.

    I can provide alternate treatments, if you wish.

  126. Mother Lode

    Mix(ed) grain and cattle refers to a farming technique of combining both in their enterprise.

    So no self buttering bread?

    No hope for the rivers of beer either, huh?

  127. Makka

    Ex-ABC Scott has his sights on playing with the NSW curriculum. All about the future. No mention of the importance of History. The left want Socialism’s despicable past consigned to the forgettery:

    In some ways we can see clearly into the future. Literary and numeracy skills will remain vital, for they are the foundations of learning. So too will the ability to acquire deep knowledge and mastery of areas of knowledge. Most would add there are general capabilities vital in a workplace and communities of the future: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills among others.

    And because it will be a future filled with challenge and change, a growth mindset will be important – ensuring young people have the strength and resilience to take on the unknown, master the new, fail and try again.

    But how do we structure a curriculum to do all this? How much should be dictated by the NSW Education Standards Authority and how much should be left to schools and teachers in classrooms? And how would we know students are improving every year in school?

    Socialism will become “new” again.

  128. No hope for the rivers of beer either, huh?

    Get a Brewery Job. Someone has to taste it.

  129. H B Bear

    Here’s a nice photo of Miss Mouncey.

  130. H B Bear

    From Shy Ted’s link,

    According to reports Pavel Mateev, 15, went into his yard Monday morning before he “switched on a chainsaw and sawed off his own head.”

    That’s a new one. Sounds like something you would expect from the Clinton Crime Foundation.

  131. H B Bear

    Ex staff co-op MD continuing to fail upwards. Suffer the little children.

  132. Cassie of Sydney

    “Makka
    #2813393, posted on September 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm
    Ex-ABC Scott has his sights on playing with the NSW curriculum. All about the future. No mention of the importance of History. The left want Socialism’s despicable past consigned to the forgettery:”

    Mark Scott……smug, elitist, leftist turd…..whom Mike Baird appointed. Why bother voting Liberal!

  133. Rebel with cause

    They aren’t stating the relationship, but it seems the victim was several years older then her husband.

    24yr old father, 47yr old mother. 3 kids under 4 together. Must’ve been a bit of a strange relationship.

  134. cohenite

    She is the editor of Art in the Anthropocene

    The Anthropocene: the arrogance of these turds who have such a high opinion of themselves they think they’re Gods while at the same time moralising about the abuse of Godhead by denier Gods.

    Heather is a symptom not the disease. On a personal level I reckon sex with heather would be like rooting a bag of razer blades.

  135. cohenite

    According to reports Pavel Mateev, 15, went into his yard Monday morning before he “switched on a chainsaw and sawed off his own head.”

    I’m calling bullshit on that.

  136. thefrolickingmole

    Helen

    Not an expert but family inform cattle for any station type country (wild dogs have cleaned out 3/4 of the sheep).
    Grain and fine wool which has been my uncles main preoccupation anyway, hell be busy bignoting himself at the pub how clever he was to have not fallen for the export/ heavyweight route.

    Hes a pretty ordinary farmer IMHO, on some wonderful land which has soaked up a lot of fads and abuse.

  137. Geriatric Mayfly

    Heather Davis

    A lifetime of swimming in thick sewage. The new polymath without peer.

  138. would be like rooting a bag of razer blades.

    I haven’t tried that. Details please!

  139. .

    Just watched a vid from Economic Invincibility. It was implied that whites are stable, minorities have had higher declines in birth rates, but the take away is that white leftists are not having kids but white conservative families are getting bigger.

    So are white leftists in Australia also dying out? It could explain the whole safe schools thing – they can’t recruit their own children, so they need to indoctrinate yours?

  140. John Constantine

    The chicoms aren’t funding head transplant research in the hope of aiding accident victims.

    120 year old chicom party leaders heads being transplanted onto the bodies of teenage criminals, not just science fiction horror stories.

    Foetal blood transfusions from abortion clinics are the easiest step for those that can access the raw material. wonder if Mugabe is still getting his, and what other explanation is there for judge Ginsberg?.

  141. Zyconoclast

    And I thought that was the point.

    Possibly NSFW

    FEMALE surfers wearing high-cut bikini bottoms have been given reassurance their backsides won’t be broadcast around the world. At least not close ups.

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/cinematographers-reportedly-asked-not-to-zoom-in-on-women-surfers/news-story/7c32d6094cd3e5d3f5f64749f0586d60

  142. Zyconoclast

    Sorry for the repeat. I thought it was sent to the memory hole.

  143. duncanm

    Winston Smith
    #2813362, posted on September 10, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Something for the sciencey techy crowd:
    Japanese space elevator.

    its all in the string.

  144. John Constantine

    The paradox of irrigation in Australia has seen a transfer from el cheapo and inefficient flood irrigation of pastures by gravity to intensive and efficient and capital intensive irrigation.

    Thing is that electricity is needed to pump high tech water systems, and water is relentlessly expensive to force anywhere, power goes up, the irrigation has to go to higher value uses.

    El cheapo pasture irrigation wasn’t capital intensive, and a dry season could go by, if the water was too dear or rationed without much drama.

    Horticultural crops are high capital and must be watered every season, or they die and the capital is gone.

    This is why rice and cotton were so suited to Australia, if the water isn’t available, the crop isn’t sown, no harm done.

    Almond and olive and fruit trees however………..

  145. .

    Zyconoclast
    #2813412, posted on September 10, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    And I thought that was the point.

    Possibly NSFW

    So making women cover up is progressive?

  146. Geriatric Mayfly

    Insurance exec left speechless by toxic sales culture in his own company as massive potential criminal breaches revealed. BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION

    Miss Orr QC did not have to exert herself today, to nail this exec. Just a stroll in the legal park.

  147. thefrolickingmole

    It passed 31 votes to 28 on Monday, with Labor, the Greens, Hinch, Storer and Centre Alliance voting in favour. The Coalition, Pauline Hanson, David Leyonhjelm and Brian Burston opposed it.

    Who will rid me of this turbulent liver?

  148. thefrolickingmole

    Why wont this liver do the right thing??

    Hinch said the government “know what the Australian people feel”, arguing that it was a matter of time before live sheep exports were banned and predicting “cattle are next”.

  149. Zyconoclast

    So making women cover up is progressive?

    They don’t have to cover up.
    You are not allowed to look and enjoy.

  150. Rebel with cause

    the take away is that white leftists are not having kids but white conservative families are getting bigger.

    Lefties love using their kids to make political points though.

  151. I just watch the womens surfing for the articles.

  152. John Constantine

    Bendigo lambs down twenty percent today as dry and underdone light lambs get turned off.

    Thursday sale scheduled especially for truckloads of light NSW lambs being trucked down to Victoria, quoted as 15 thousand drawn for, but who knows how many will show up.

    The meatworks now getting good supply booked in direct, so don’t have to chase prices in the open auction sales.

    This pulse of supply could well run into the western district sucker lamb season, but the looming shortfall of lamb in 2019 is inevitable. Process them all as 15 kilo and under now, there will be few 25 kilo lambs after Christmas.

    Bet the supermarket shelf lamb prices don’t come off as fast as they went up.

  153. John Constantine

    Can we crowdfund a crate of Grange to be sent to Hinch to celebrate his vote?.

  154. .

    Hinch said the government “know what the Australian people feel”, arguing that it was a matter of time before live sheep exports were banned and predicting “cattle are next”.

    But at least he’s buying pub grub that donates $1 to a farmer?

  155. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It passed 31 votes to 28 on Monday, with Labor, the Greens, Hinch, Storer and Centre Alliance voting in favour. The Coalition, Pauline Hanson, David Leyonhjelm and Brian Burston opposed it.

    Anyone got a link for this? My local member has just swallowed his false teeth?

  156. H B Bear

    Hunch offers Potential Greatness too I believe. Just no evidence of it.

    Australia needs a Doctor’s Wives party to occupy the space between the Lieborals and Liars. No policies just feelz.

  157. DrBeauGan

    Zyconoclast
    #2813424, posted on September 10, 2018 at 4:56 pm
    So making women cover up is progressive?

    They don’t have to cover up.
    You are not allowed to look and enjoy.

    If ladies don’t want me to look at their bottoms, they can cover them up. If they do want me to look at their bottoms, I am happy to oblige. WTF has it got to do with anyone else? We’re suffering from a wowser epidemic.

  158. calli

    On Hinch – just substitute the gravy for a keg of sassy red.

  159. Speedbox

    Hinch said the government “know what the Australian people feel”, arguing that it was a matter of time before live sheep exports were banned and predicting “cattle are next”.

    Bloody sad really. That so many of our elected representatives actually work against the interests of the country. And, as ZK2A mentioned up-thread, there is this fantasy that the loss of live exports will magically become Australian on-shore slaughtering and growth of that industry. Yeah, right.

  160. H B Bear

    Hinch said the government “know what the Australian people feel”…

    Hunch unwittingly sums up modern politics.

  161. Snoopy

    Is it too late to ban the import of quinoa or is it grown here?

  162. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hinch said the government “know what the Australian people feel”, arguing that it was a matter of time before live sheep exports were banned and predicting “cattle are next”.

    I bear few people ill – will, but I hope bloody Derryn bloody Hinch’s bloody new liver gives him nothing but pain, discomfort and misery for the rest of his life.

  163. Australia needs a Doctor’s Wives party to occupy the space between the Lieborals and Liars. No policies just feelz.

    We have two already with no space in between. Please be serious.

  164. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Seems the C.E.O. of Animal Liberationalists is one Lynda Stoner. Any Cats remember her on “Cop Shop” all those years ago?

  165. zyconoclast

    From this article sounds like a reasonable bloke.

    US evangelical preacher should be banned from entering UK, critics say
    Opposition grows to visit by Franklin Graham, who is accused of ‘hate speech’ for remarks about Islam and gay people

    Opposition is mounting to a planned visit to the UK by a leading American conservative evangelical Christian who has made Islamophobic and anti-gay statements, with critics saying it will promote prejudice and damage interfaith relations.

    Several MPs, including a government minister, have urged the home secretary to consider refusing UK entry to Franklin Graham, with some suggesting his comments contravene British laws on hate speech. A petition against Graham being granted a visa has gathered more than 4,600 signatures.

    Nina Parker, the pastor of Liberty church in Blackpool and the organiser of the petition, said: “As a Christian and as a leader of a church that particularly welcomes LGBT people, I’m horrified that other local churches are inviting someone with this record of hate speech.”

    She said Graham’s visit had triggered an “enormous amount of protest from Christians in the north-west” of England, and his presence would be “extremely destructive in the area”.

    Graham, 65, the son of the evangelical preacher Billy Graham, is to be the main speaker at the Lancashire festival of hope at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens in September 2018.

    The evangelist, who backed Donald Trump in last year’s US presidential election, has described Islam as “an evil and very wicked religion” and has equated the actions of extremist groups such as Isis with the faith.

    He claimed that Barack Obama was “born a Muslim” and had allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate the US government at the highest levels during his presidency. He also said the Obama administration was pushing “a gay and lesbian agenda”, and he has spoken out against LGBT rights, saying Satan is behind same-sex marriage.

    Paul Maynard, a minister at the Department of Transport and a Blackpool MP, has written to Amber Rudd urging caution over Graham’s visit to the UK.

    Gordon Marsden, another Blackpool MP who has called on the home secretary to consider refusing Graham entry, said the evangelist may have broken UK legislation on hate speech.

    “I think frankly the evidence is piling up that his visit to the UK … would not be a good thing and not probably in my view a very Christian thing.” Graham’s statements were “incompatible with what Jesus said in the Bible”, he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

    Afzal Khan, the Labour MP for Manchester Gorton, said he was concerned about the prospect of Graham sowing division in the UK. “His views are not welcome, and I will make representation to the home secretary if it looks like he is intent on coming,” he told the Guardian.

    Last year, Graham said Trump’s election victory was the result of divine intervention. “I could sense going across the country that God was going to do something this year. And I believe that at this election, God showed up,” he told the Washington Post.

    According to his biography on the website of Samaritan’s Purse, an international charity which pays him an annual salary of $620,000 for his role as chief executive, Graham has “led crusades around the world”. He was “raised in a log home in the Appalachian mountains … [and] now lives in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina”, it adds.

    The Blackpool festival – organised by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association (BGEA), of which Franklin Graham is president and CEO – is being supported by a number of Anglican clergy and churches in the Blackpool area. Those contacted by the Guardian either did not respond to a request for comment or declined to comment.

    Two opponents of Graham’s visit, the Blackpool vicars Andrew Sage and Tracy Charnock, have written an open letter to the bishop of Blackburn, Julian Henderson, calling on him to distance himself from the US evangelist. They say they are nervous about the damage the proposed visit will do to interfaith relations.

    “We cannot stay silent in the face of such dangerous and outspoken prejudice,” they write, suggesting that the bishop’s silence on the matter “can only be seen as support”.

    Sage told the Guardian that when he discovered Graham’s comments about Muslims and LGBT people “I became rather angry, which is unlike me. I have good relations with Muslims and gay people in my parish, and everyone is welcome at the church where I’m the parish priest. This [invitation to Graham] is not in my name, and I’d like the bishop to distance himself from it.”

    Henderson told the Guardian he had no comment to make to the press but would be writing to Sage “in the near future”.

    In a statement, the Blackpool councillor Maria Kirkland said the council had been “made aware of a number of alleged comments and opinions on topics including gender, sexuality, race and immigration” by Graham.

    “The council’s position on these matters is robust and clear. We want to tackle discrimination, promote equality and increase respect and understanding between people regardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation or any such matter that can be subject to prejudice in our society.”

    She added: “If matters are brought to our attention that could constitute incitement to hatred, we will forward these to the relevant public authorities and should this be proved we will not hesitate to terminate this booking.”

    Invited to comment on concerns raised about Graham’s statements on Islam and LGBT issues, a BGEA spokesperson said the association was working in partnership with local churches on next year’s event. “It will be a positive and encouraging event with music and also a message from Franklin Graham about the hope that can be found through a relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  166. DrBeauGan

    dover_beach
    #2813443, posted on September 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    Australia needs a Doctor’s Wives party to occupy the space between the Lieborals and Liars. No policies just feelz.

    We have two already with no space in between. Please be serious.

    That’s about the size of it. We are looking at the end of universal suffrage democracy here. There are a lot of stupid people, and they have elected those who are like them

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And, as ZK2A mentioned up-thread, there is this fantasy that the loss of live exports will magically become Australian on-shore slaughtering and growth of that industry. Yeah, right.

    Oh, and the last of the rather pleasant fantasies is that the Middle Eastern markets will accept frozen carcasses in lieu of live sheep. They’ve already announced they’ll just source live sheep from elsewhere.

  168. Delta A

    Tom, thank you for your remarks on the OF at 1:04 pm.

    I feel very strongly about this issue. These poor children are not only deprived of normal, stable families, they are bombarded with grotesque ideas from grotesque ‘parents’ – and the weirdos they hang out with.

    In my day, if people craved unending attention, they formed a rock band or went topless on the beach. These days, they cry ‘gender fluid’ and flout their abuse of their children. And the media encourage them to be more and more freakish, lauding their public depravity as bravery.

    As I said on the OF, the future suicide rate from these gender benders and their poor children is going to be astronomical, because without the attention, they will never be happy.

  169. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    That’s about the size of it. We are looking at the end of universal suffrage democracy here. There are a lot of stupid people, and they have elected those who are like them

    They have elected those that know how to manipulate them.

  170. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anthony Harvey, 24, in court over Perth family murder

    Paige Taylor
    WA Bureau Chief
    @paigeataylor
    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    @AndrewBurrell7
    29 minutes ago September 10, 2018

    Lawnmowing contractor Anthony Robert Harvey murdered his wife Mara and their three young daughters last Monday in their family home in Perth’s inner north then murdered his mother-in-law Beverley at the house the following day, prosecutors allege.

    Mr Harvey, 24, has appeared in court where he spoke only to confirm his name and then said: “I understand” in response to each of the five murder charges read out by magistrate Joe Randazzo.

    Mr Harvey appeared by video link in the Perth Magistrates Court just over 24 hours since he walked into a police station in the north of Western Australia and gave information that led detectives to make the horror find at the family home in Bedford

    Police remain at the house this afternoon where they have now removed each of the five bodies.

    The victims full names were read in court – they are Mara Lee Harvey, the children’s mother and Mr Harvey’s wife, twins Beatrix Mae Harvey and Alice Ester Harvey, both aged two, their big sister Charlotte Kate Harvey, three, and Ms Harvey’s mother Beverley Ann Quinn.

    Earlier, Western Australia police confirmed the victims of the mass killing in Perth were three generations of the Quinn-Harvey family.

    From the Oz.

  171. DrBeauGan

    calli
    #2813449, posted on September 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm
    That was lovely Zyc.

    I agree. It was.

    One of the truly wonderful things in my life was to see the Apollo spacecraft thundering into the sky headed for the moon. . Not just for the visual and aural spectacle, but because it was a testament to the power of the intellectual prowess of man, and even more, to the hunger for the transcendent that drives man to want to go there.

  172. calli

    Yet, as Franklin Graham is finding out, speaking out against this deadly child abuse will make you a pariah. The results of this ever spiralling wickedness is as predictable as that of encouraging and boosting their odd bedfellow, Islam.

  173. Top Ender

    I just watch the womens surfing for the articles.

    Playboy used to have good articles.

    Penthouse not so much.

  174. Roger

    Seems the C.E.O. of Animal Liberationalists is one Lynda Stoner. Any Cats remember her on “Cop Shop” all those years ago?

    Weren’t Hinch and Stoner a couple all those years ago?

  175. calli

    They were indeed, Roger. Engaged to be married.

  176. Geriatric Mayfly

    This so called ‘hate speech’ does cover a lot of bases, but seems very selective as to who it is that is consumed with the hating.

  177. H B Bear

    Don’t hate on hate speech.

  178. John Constantine

    “Senator Hinch said he wasn’t an animal rights activist but was very much “anti-animal cruelty” and had written articles about the subject for the past 30-years.

    “I campaigned with Lynda Stoner and Peter Singer back in the early 1980’s against cruelty to circus animals,” he said. ”

    Hinch and stoner were at it like shorten and nanny Roxon, back in the day.

    Betcha after a few, ms Stoner could play hinch like redfilth Gillard played tony windsor and the gimp.

  179. Memory Vault

    There are a lot of stupid people, and they have elected those who are like them

    Doctor BeauGan, that’s a disappointing comment coming from you. In 2013 Abbott was elected in the second biggest landslide in the history of federal politics. He campaigned on the message that we were facing a financial crisis and we had to pull our boots up. Once elected he then went on to abrogate nearly everything he got elected on.

    Conversely Turdbull, after spending a year pandering to every left wing organisation and cause he could find, only got back in on the strength of the Nationals winning a previously Labor seat.

    It’s very hard for rank and file voters to do anything about it when virtually EVERY member of parliament is a lying, devious bastard, intent only on keeping their snout in the trough.

  180. wivenhoe

    Cozy

    Perhaps Cozy, Calli, But it looks more like B#####it for the cameras to me.

  181. Roger

    Two opponents of Graham’s visit, the Blackpool vicars Andrew Sage and Tracy Charnock, have written an open letter to the bishop of Blackburn, Julian Henderson, calling on him to distance himself from the US evangelist. They say they are nervous about the damage the proposed visit will do to interfaith relations.

    In days gone by the established churches welcomed Graham’s father’s rallies because they led to conversions and Graham directed those converts to the local churches. Now the clergy of the established churches, at least in this instance, value relations with Muslims over and above conversions. Perhaps because they themselves no longer believe?

  182. Confused Old Misfit

    Playboy used to have good articles.

    Penthouse not so much.

    Where were the articles?

  183. Geriatric Mayfly

    However, elsewhere in the Guardian, we’re informed – by “an 18-stone woman who refuses to diet,” a self-styled “feminist killjoy” – of much more pressing matters. Specifically, that obesity tends to limit one’s access to a flattering wardrobe, which is a form of oppression; that taking selfies from above, to minimise double chins, is a form of “fatphobia” and therefore oppression; and that restaurants often fail to provide widened, armless, reinforced chairs in order to accommodate their more girthful customers. Which is, obviously, a form of oppression. The oversized author, Virgie Tovar, helpfully instructs the non-obese in how to change their wicked ways.

    At David Thompson. There is a photo, which I cannot link thank the Lord. Others less triggered may be able to fish it out. Have a bottle of Spirits of Salts handy, for that which is seen can sometimes, with application, be unseen.

  184. John Constantine

    The new WLD wellard ships have been built to do live export with speciality boats, not have Saudi moneymen use Pakistani slave labour on converted car carrier death barges.

    WLD will still be banned, brand new fit for purpose boats or not.

    Because banning Stuff is our Strength.

    Comrades.

  185. wivenhoe

    Where were the articles?

    From memory, the few, poorly researched articles appeared towards the back pages way after the centrefold. The articles were what allowed them to get away with the rest of the magazine.

  186. Senile Old Guy

    It’s very hard for rank and file voters to do anything about it when virtually EVERY member of parliament is a lying, devious bastard, intent only on keeping their snout in the trough.

    Yes, and compulsory voting in the lower house encourages the liars to avoid any changes that might disrupt this. Abbott rolled over to the leftists infesting the LNP.

  187. thefrolickingmole

    WLD will still be banned, brand new fit for purpose boats or not.

    Coming soon, a number of articles about how farmers should diversify their income streams and worries over lack of investment in big picture industry innovation.

    Cockies need to shoot & dump carcasses on the front step of pollies offices or parliament itself.

  188. JC

    John Constantine
    #2813467, posted on September 10, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    “Senator Hinch said he wasn’t an animal rights activist but was very much “anti-animal cruelty” and had written articles about the subject for the past 30-years.

    “I campaigned with Lynda Stoner and Peter Singer back in the early 1980’s against cruelty to circus animals,” he said. ”


    At one stage Lynda Stoner had the best rack in the country. They were real, they were massive and they were fabulous.

    The black and white pic doesn’t do them justice. In fact they should be preserved for all time and shown in the National Gallery, or Smithsonian.

  189. Atoms for Peace

    I don’t think an American evangelist is going to disturb the chirruping of crickets in UK churches too much.

  190. cohenite

    Pauline rabbiting on about globall warming, no doubt briefed by Malcolm Roberts, but really hasn’t got a handle on the finer, or broader points.

    Of all the pollies hunt was the most honest; no matter how much indisputable evidence you gave him he would politely agree with your right to have a view but that he had a right to disagree. I really don’t think there is one pollie in Canberra who has a clue about the science or UN context for alarmism.

  191. H B Bear

    In 2013 Abbott was elected in the second biggest landslide in the history of federal politics. He campaigned on the message that we were facing a financial crisis and we had to pull our boots up. Once elected he then went on to abrogate nearly everything he got elected on.

    Abbott was elected in 2013 for one reason – he wasn’t KRudd-Gillard-KRudd. Caligula’s horse would have won that election if it was running. Unless SloMo pulls off a miracle Peanut Head is going to do the same.

  192. wivenhoe

    Yes, and compulsory voting in the lower house encourages the liars to avoid any changes that might disrupt this. Abbott rolled over to the leftists infesting the LNP.

    Well, Hey, vote for me. I do not roll over to, or for anybody, and my first move will be to abolish compulsory voting. Next move will be to legislate the building of a coal fired power station in every state as a start until we legislate the nuclear or thorium reactors. and the get serious about the rest of the problems

  193. H B Bear

    People don’t vote in the Opposition they vote out governments. Always have, always will.

    Thanks to Dr Hewson, the ALPBC in-house Lieboral expert, you will never see comprehensive policy proposed in Opposition in Australia.

  194. JC

    Pauline rabbiting on about globall warming, no doubt briefed by Malcolm Roberts, but really hasn’t got a handle on the finer, or broader points.

    You’ve been tireless in your efforts trying to brainwash people into voting for the nincompoop, Cohenite. Shameful, how you could try and do that to the poor people here suffering chronically reduced brain activity.

    Of all the pollies hunt was the most honest;

    And the smartest. He’s the smartest most effective executive in parliament. He graduated Princeton.

  195. Memory Vault

    Abbott was elected in 2013 for one reason – he wasn’t KRudd-Gillard-KRudd.

  196. Geriatric Mayfly

    Here ya go Mayfly.

    Thanks Calli a good effo; , but that specimen won’t quite do. There’s another further down in the comments, who even wears a crown as the quintessential buffet buster, and posing as an all male repellent.

  197. n 2013 Abbott was elected in the second biggest landslide in the history of federal politics

    And then promptly lost all momentum because the senate race in WA had to be rerun.

  198. JC

    And then promptly lost all momentum because the senate race in WA had to be rerun.

    Remind me. What happened and why?

  199. zyconoclast

    Lynda Stoner being cruel to dolphins.

    I didn’t see any dolphins

  200. Dave in Marybrook

    Give him a little bit of credit, H.B. Bear.
    Tony was miles ahead of the press and the court of public opinion, holding firm on exposing Rudd as a gadfly and Gillard as a narcissist. He made a tit of himself repeating deadly criticism, and put his head on a dangerous chopping block when he alluded to Gillard being out of touch because she is childless. I don’t think anyone else had the balls to stay on the attack against a united media-political opposition for four years, even if he capitulated badly afterwards.

  201. Roger

    I don’t think an American evangelist is going to disturb the chirruping of crickets in UK churches too much.

    Alas.

  202. zyconoclast

    And then promptly lost all momentum because the senate race in WA had to be rerun.

    That is nonsense. He could have spent the time laying the groundwork for the proposed legislation, spending cuts etc.

    One of thing Howard said that was correct, you can’t fatten the pig on market day.

    Unless he was talking about Joe Hockey?

  203. Senile Old Guy

    Abbott was elected in 2013 for one reason – he wasn’t KRudd-Gillard-KRudd. Caligula’s horse would have won that election if it was running.

    Turnbull was consistently losing to the ALP, as tin eared as he was when (barely) elected. It is a stretch to think he would have won.

  204. Dave in Marybrook

    And HB if you’re still reading, thanks so much for leading me to the Worst Of Perth pisstake of Tim Winton- a tour-de-force. I had tears in my eyes, and bade my doctor wife read it to understand why I held Winton in low regard.
    Funnily enough, an old mate made his first fortune with the Best Of Perth website in the ’90s.

  205. Memory Vault

    Abbott was elected in 2013 for one reason – he wasn’t KRudd-Gillard-KRudd.

    Oops, slips.

    That may, or may not be true, Bear. Nonetheless, he campaigned on a message of financial prudence and political responsibility, and then went and did the exact opposite. He was on the nose with voters by mid 2014, long before he’d even got the budget in place.

  206. Frank

    Here ya go Mayfly.

    She won’t make 60.

    That is nothing, from the comment section there is this.
    Behold!

  207. cohenite

    You’ve been tireless in your efforts trying to brainwash people into voting for the nincompoop, Cohenite.

    People have to have brains before you can wash them head prefect.

    He’s the smartest most effective executive in parliament. He graduated Princeton.

    Yale actually. Michael Mann got his PhD from Yale. Small world eh?

  208. H B Bear

    Dave – yeah sorry to see the Worst of Perth website go under. There is a lot of good stuff there.

    Abbott in government did himself absolutely no favours. He did however face the most hostile press I can remember any PM facing. Unlike The Donald he didn’t have the ability to destroy it – and his government continued to fund the $1bn behemoth that led the charge.

  209. Dave in Marybrook

    Member for Perth- I forget his name- made a forgettable debut speech in parliament today.
    What the f is it with the Left and the Lisp? Nyoongar peopleth are the tradithional ownerth. My parenth wouldn’t have met without Whitlam’th educathion reformth. The Authtralia we love voted yeth in the thame thex mawwiage thurvey.
    Thickening thtuff.

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