Open Forum: December 8, 2018

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  1. zyconoclast

    Good news

    NEW YORK/MARSEILLE, DECEMBER 6, 2018—As refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers continue to die in the Mediterranean Sea, European policies and obstruction tactics have forced the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its partner SOS Méditerranée to terminate the lifesaving operations carried out by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, the last dedicated rescue boat operating in the Central Mediterranean.

  2. DrBeauGan

    There’s a lot of distortion in the sound of those videos, zyco, poddigly the Debussy.

  3. mh

    Trump gone wild on Twitter:

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    Robert Mueller and Leakin’ Lyin’ James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest. And bye the way, wasn’t the woman in charge of prosecuting Jerome Corsi (who I do not know) in charge of “legal” at the corrupt Clinton Foundation? A total Witch Hunt……Will Robert Mueller’s big time conflicts of interest be listed at the top of his Republicans only Report. Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies, only to be overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court. Doing same thing to people now. Will all of the substantial & many contributions made by the 17 Angry Democrats to the Campaign of Crooked Hillary be listed in top of Report. Will the people that worked for the Clinton Foundation be listed at the top of the Report? Will the scathing document written about Lyin’ James Comey, by the man in charge of the case, Rod Rosenstein (who also signed the FISA Warrant), be a big part of the Report? Isn’t Rod therefore totally conflicted? Will all of the lying and leaking by the people doing the Report, & also Bruce Ohr (and his lovely wife Molly), Comey, Brennan, Clapper, & all of the many fired people of the FBI, be listed in the Report? Will the corruption within the DNC & Clinton Campaign be exposed?..And so much more!

    😡 🤬😤

  4. Infidel Tiger

    I see Kevin Hart has literally been black banned from the Oscars for making some fag jokes years ago.

    Watch this while you still can. Eddie Murphy in his prime lighting shit up about homos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1x0MBLKlrk&list=RDc1x0MBLKlrk

    Delirious is till the funniest show of all time.

  5. Oh come on

    Trump needs to appoint a decent, hard-nosed AG. Yesterday.

  6. Mark A

    Infidel Tiger
    #2880746, posted on December 8, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Watch this while you still can. Eddie Murphy in his prime lighting shit up about homos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1x0MBLKlrk&list=RDc1x0MBLKlrk

    Delirious is till the funniest show of all time.

    If you think about it, they have the last laugh.
    Biding their time like the Fabians paid off big.

  7. Fred

    I propose that all crimes have a statute of limitations of 1 year. If you get away with it, good luck to you.

  8. Mark A

    Fred
    #2880754, posted on December 8, 2018 at 1:10 am

    I propose that all crimes have a statute of limitations of 1 year. If you get away with it, good luck to you.

    LOL What have you done Fred?

  9. johanna

    Had lunch yesterday with a bunch of old APS colleagues – we originally got together many years ago to avoid the office Christmas Party, and have been lunching every quarter or so ever since.

    We left it a bit late this year, and there were work Christmas parties going on all around us. One lot of about 14 people had the boss (who wore blue trousers and light tan shoes) get up in front of them clutching a speech that we could see spanned many stapled together pages. I could see a young woman at the end of the table gulping down her drink and ordering another. The Office lives.

    Through the hedge across the park, I could see scaffolding. That was my old house, demolished, and the beginnings of a two storey glass, concrete and steel box being constructed in its place, with dual occupancy. I investigated these optiopns before selling the shack, and was assured that it was impossible.

    What’s more, it’s a lovely culdesac with single storey family homes, most of which have been renovated, but maintaining the traditional streetscape. Now, this monstrosity will emerge in the middle of it.

    As I mentioned, I investigated redevelopment options before I sold. There weren’t any. My block was a smidge too small, heritage considerations, yada yada.

    After I sold, tiresome bureaucratic obstacles (h/t le Carre) were smoothed away.

    Anyway, my main point here about the systematic corruption and dreadfulness of the ACT government appeared between the entree (tempura prawns with Spanish onion and watermelon – sounds odd but was magnificent) and the main.

    And then.

    A fellow diner told us that he had appeared in the Canberra Times recently.

    True, this is slightly below appearing in the Wee Waa Examiner and Farmer’s Advocate in terms of circulation, but I digress.

    It turned out that the ACT Government had given him and his fellow unit holders in a very upmarket apartment block a grant to build a herb and vegetable garden, presumably because da environment.

    People everywhere (including me) spend our own money to create gardens.

    When I asked him why taxpayers should be giving grants for it, and how come average gardeners were expected to pay their way, he was lost for words.

    As I said to him, so glad I’m not paying into that bottomless wastebucket any more.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    After I sold, tiresome bureaucratic obstacles (h/t le Carre) were smoothed away.

    Amazing how that happens!

    One of my neighbours is just putting the finishing touches on a granny flat, which almost entirely fills what used to be their back yard. A beautiful coral tree made the ultimate sacrifice for this beast.

    Well, whatever floats their boat.

  11. bespoke

    Winston Smith
    #2880678, posted on December 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm
    Bespoke, here ya go.
    Video embedded here.

    Cheers for that , I v watched a few over the years but never followed up un the background.

  12. struth

    Why do women like to be so hot in bed?
    When it comes to temperature we are obviously not different sexes but completely different species.
    As I get older this bloody heat filled sack of shit country gets tiresome.
    Thank God for A/Cs.
    Now if I could only have it on without the constant…..It’s freezing in here nonsense from Mrs S.
    Women..you can’t live with them…………the end.

  13. bespoke

    Bloody sook struth, we have gone without AC for years. I bet you send her flowers to.

  14. John Constantine

    In yarragrad, their crony Nazgul occupying regime have banned all oil and gas exploration onshore.

    Not just the Fracking word that wymynsys hate more than meat, but all conventional exploration as well.

    Trump has transformed America from depending upon OPEC imports to one of the world’s biggest gas exporters.

    And oil independent.

    Australia bans exploration and would last under a hundred hours if the just in time oil importation supply chain gets tampered with.

    All as planned.

    Comrades.

  15. Tintarella di Luna

    Ciao gatti, the sun is up, the sky is blue what a start to a summer’s day.

  16. struth

    She’s always trying to cuddle into me because of the heat radiating from me she says.
    If there’s bloody heat radiating from me, why would I want to cuddle?

  17. Empire 5:5

    The United States Geological Survey confirmed the discovery this week of the largest “continuous oil and gas assessment” ever found under Texas and New Mexico; with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke saying “Christmas came a few weeks early this year.”

    https://www.hannity.com/media-room/christmas-came-early-feds-discover-largest-oil-reserve-ever-assessed-under-texas/

  18. struth

    A man may as well get up and cook a proper manly breakfast.
    Eggs on toast with sausages bacon and a side order of mushies and fart fuel.
    Although it’s not even six here yet.

    I’ll start with coffee and a scratch of the nuts.

    And no I do not send Mrs Struth Flowers.
    I find a better way to suckhole is to bring home a bit of chocolate for her from the shops every now and then and to cook breakfasts every now and then.

    Hope that helps Mark, as you know I am well loved by the women on this site.
    It’s no accident.

  19. bespoke

    She’s always trying to cuddle into me because of the heat radiating from me she says.
    If there’s bloody heat radiating from me, why would I want to cuddle?

    I deploy the chemical shield to avoid such problems.

  20. struth

    Ah …..now the dog has come in and Mrs Struth has allowed it to cuddle up on the bed herside.
    I’ll let it go this time.
    Bloody dog could sense it was in with a chance.
    Gets me out of it…..It’s a surrogate struth.
    What awesome little pleasantries.
    Beats being out on the road sleeping in a bloody truck.
    Or in dongas or whatever.
    Before I head out for weekend chores I wish you all a very pleasant…Good Moaning.

  21. notafan

    Lost a friend this week in sad circumstances.

    We all die alone but some are aloner than others.

    I don’t much care for Vicpol but they did the welfare check after two days of high temperatures .

    When a keen gardener hasn’t watered their plants you know something is terribly wrong.

    And you are right.

  22. struth

    I deploy the chemical shield to avoid such problems.

    Ok….I’ll bite.
    Chemical shield?
    Remember I’m about to cook breakfast and it’s dayshift……..

  23. John Constantine

    Their crony andrews occupying regime actually confiscated private property without compensation to punish those that had invested their private money into victorian gas exploration.

    Then signs up to the chicom Tyrant’s belt and road in secret.

    Victoria to build a gas import terminal,to pay to import gas, while locking its own gas reserves up.

    The mass imported vote plantations and the welfare state and the targeted superstitious wymynsys vote for the economic stimulus of paying their cfmeu to build the gas import plant.

    It is bad luck to drill for gas, everybody has been trained to feel this in their hearts at school.

    Comrades.

  24. struth

    If you will allow me to be civil toward you Notafan, I am sorry to hear that.
    condolences.

  25. bespoke

    Chemical shield?

    I you don’t no by now then theirs no hope for you Struth. 🙂

  26. bespoke

    struth
    #2880793, posted on December 8, 2018 at 7:25 am
    If you will allow me to be civil toward you Notafan, I am sorry to hear that.
    condolences.

    + 1

  27. John Constantine

    It is bad luck to eat meat, everybody emulates the fashion trend setters that display their anemic plates of food on social media.

    http://keepitclever.com.au/doubling-your-protein-while-exercising-builds-stronger-muscles/

    Fragility fractures and falls kill and cripple a thousand times more women than are beaten to death by their partners.

    The true violence towards women is when their abc broadcasts the superstition that if you snub eating meat you will be luckier in life, and that if you fall and cripple yourself because your lean muscle mass atrophied, at least you aren’t a meat eater and that makes you a good person that didn’t deserve to be crippled.

    Comrades.

  28. struth

    Oh I’m guessing………….
    All I can sayis be careful.
    You can’t trust them as you get older.I

  29. Mark M

    Thank you, fossil fuels!

    Medieval skeleton’s boots reveal harsh realities of life on the Thames

    The condition of his bones suggests that he was about 35—near the upper end of average life expectancy for a man in Tudor England, which ranged from around 35 to around 42.
    It had been a hard life of intense physical work … ”

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/12/this-medieval-man-died-with-his-boots-on-and-theyre-still-there/

  30. bespoke

    Follow through is risk worth taking to watch a movie in peace.

  31. Herodotus

    The new bullying: Kevin Hart!
    10-year-old tweets by a comedian, FFS.
    But that’s how it is now. Bullying is bad except when they do it. Of course, the victim poker hand ranking plays into it.

    The Irish lady on BBC’s OS program had two Americans on, one arguing each way on the Hart instance. The guy defending said “you have made this problem” using you in a general sense, but she abruptly denied (twice) that it was herself that created the issue. Really? I mean, she owns the show, she invited the discussion, the media (the “you” in general) have piled on every time there’s some mileage in it for them in any case like this.
    This is the same nice lady who just a day or so ago was telling the Grimsby fisher folk, done out of a job by Brussels, that being pro-brexit was futile because “it’s a globalised world now”.

  32. calli

    Thanks, Pointman. Good reading as always.

    Macron is even more arrogant than De Gaulle,

    Big call! He’s definitely sillier. You could never call De Gaulle silly.

  33. notafan

    Macron is prepared to sacrifice the people of France for gaia.

    He’s worse than silly.

  34. md

    “Centrist” Macron deeply unpopular:

    The protesters’ anger has been directed at the French leader, who they feel has been the “president of the rich” and is out-of-touch with ordinary people.

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/as-protests-rages-in-france-macron-remains-invisible

    Trump successfully tapped into this undercurrent in society. Our ‘conservatives’ are too stupid or too scared to, because to do so means having to push back against the Left’s agenda. No one is listening to the usual ‘economic management’ con the the Liberals are pushing. Everyone knows the so-called ‘strong economy’ is nothing more than a mass immigration ponzi scheme, and they know what the social and quality of life cost is to them. The Liberals and Nationals have nothing to offer. Everyone is treating them as a temporary government. And if you read the comments on the various conservative political blogs, it seems that a lot of people are ready to let labor back in (no matter what the cost) in order to force the Liberals to come back from the left. Frankly, I think they’re wasting their time. If Labor wins they’ll put the boot into us again and they won’t survive the following election. So, once again, the Liberals, without having reformed, will win by default and we’ll continue lurching from one bad government to the next.
    There is only one answer: direct democracy. But there is no way on earth the Left are going to allow people to have a direct say in government policy. I’m afraid there is no hope for our society.

  35. struth

    Follow through is risk worth taking to watch a movie in peace.

    Not a newlywed I take it.

    No one tells you it will come to this before you saunter down the aisle.

    It’s a battle with no quarter given and none expected.
    I remember naively getting out of the sack and walking outside to let one rip , back at the start………..
    Anyway, now for a coffee.

  36. min

    Ciao Gatti have just read point man on the troubles in Paris where it is claimed the firies ,ambos and soldiers will join the protestors as well as more gilets jaunes from the countryside. Well Macron was right France is heating up.
    Now what’s wrong with the inhabitants of Victoriastan who voted in someone they knew banned oil search, plans on 50% renewables and has dirty hands and il gobbo probably knows more than he lets on re the latest scandal.
    Allons enfants de la Patria , when will we lose our apathy?

  37. bespoke

    md

    Direct democracy hasn’t protected Sweden from the same problems we have hear. And it wouldn’t have elected Trump plus giving Sydney and Melbourne more say over the rest of Australia be a disaster for the economy.

  38. Elle

    I said that with a very slight kiwi accent. 😃

  39. bespoke

    Not a newlywed I take it.

    I think about 27yrs.

  40. Elle

    Bugger! Wanted to make it to 69 without any interruptions.

  41. Elle

    Tom’s toons and coffee time. ☕

  42. bespoke

    Iv had six coffees already slackers.

  43. Atoms for Peace

    Jeez, tag team fugly in Deutschland. What’s the bio on the new one.?

  44. Herodotus

    If Merkel and the BBC are happy with the AKK result, it’s not good.

  45. Dr Fred Lenin

    Surfing the bet I found a prononcement,in the guise of a news article from CNN ( communist narxist nonenities ) it expressedalarm that unprecedented melting of Greenland Ice was going to cause 30 foot rises in sea
    levels ! This caused me to think ,since Greenland is about a quarter of the Arctic the rest is going to melt too ,meaning a total rise of 120 feet! So obvious ly the Antarctic is going to melt too isnt it? its ut twice the size of the Arctic so theres another 240 feet rise ,making a total of 360 feet ,very alarming !. Flannerys house on the Hawkesbury will vanish ,and the u.n. Global Unelected hovernment building will nearly be underwater as Manhatten is covered . Also there will be no Bangla Desh ,Maldives and several other freeloading u,n, members . The whole world will have the Doggerland experience when the sea separated Britain from Europe it ,was a sort of Wet Brexit . First time ice has melted in the winter! Greenland is warn while the rest of the Nortern Hemisphere is experiencing a bitter cold winter,magic stuff this GW innit ? Defies belief .

  46. Elle

    Bespoke, all the sixes or suxes as my cuzzie bros across the ditch say.

  47. Mater

    Now what’s wrong with the inhabitants of Victoriastan who voted in someone they knew banned oil search, plans on 50% renewables and has dirty hands and il gobbo probably knows more than he lets on re the latest scandal.

    Their spirit was crushed at the Eureka Stockade. 😉

  48. Leigh Lowe

    Why 69 Elle?

    Because ut’s jest before sivunty.

  49. calli

    Is Elle sexting again?

    Just terrible.

    😄

  50. Nick

    You just know that totem pole be a changing when a black dude, albeit male, gets done for a gay joke,

  51. Black Ball

    Good morning said Shaun Marsh after getting out of Langer’s bed.

  52. Elle

    No, I wasn’t inspired by your bedroom talk this morning, Bespoke.

  53. John Constantine

    The Tyrant for life of all the chicoms decides to strategically cripple the Geoduck industry of America.

    These phallic methuselah shellfish get tarriffed, rhino horn open slather.

    https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/what-chinese-tariffs-mean-to-a-geoduck-clam-farmer/

    “To remain competitive, Washington state geoduck clam farmers, as well as Washington state harvesters of wild geoduck clams, will be forced to reduce prices 30 to 40 percent. This will have a direct impact on jobs, employee compensation and benefits, and the long term viability of the U.S. geoduck industry.

    In our farm operation, harvested clams are transported to our shop and transferred to our distributor. This is where we calculate our sales price. The distributor takes the product to their plant for packaging to China. They add their handling and packaging costs, land and air transport costs, and a small profit to our sales price to arrive at a “landed” price in China — before Chinese taxes are imposed.

    A key point here is that the tariff is placed on the pretax “landed” price, not the price the farmer or harvester earns at their farm or dock in the U.S. The Chinese take the pretax “landed” price, multiply it by the current 7 percent tariff, then by the current 10 percent value added tax, and then by the new 25 percent tariff. The cumulative effect of taxes on top of taxes is an overall tax rate just shy of 50 percent. In essence, the tariff is placed on top of all the packaging, labor and transportation costs to get the product to China ”

    As all aussie farmers know, with the cold, hard three in the morning certainty, aussie agriculture hangs on the whim of one man, and the Tyrant hates us.

  54. Black Ball

    From a week ago, Bill Whittle in fine form.
    https://youtu.be/sPHOA-u0h3s

  55. Shaun Marsh is the new Watford just without the run a ball century every year or so when the Australians lead by 250 on the first innings.

  56. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fred – Greenland has been adding ice mass the last two years. DMI now make it hard for you to see the graph I’m especially referring to: this one, which is for the current season. So far this year has been about average or maybe a fraction under. But the PDF reports for 2017 and 2018 have it for those years (see sidebar at the first link), and the ice mass increase was quite large.

  57. Elle

    Just because Shaun Marsh is the legendary Rod Marsh’s son doesn’t make him a star. He needs to go.

  58. egg_

    Bugger! Wanted to make it to 69 without any interruptions.

    That sucks, Cess!

  59. Elle

    Oops. I got my Marsh’s wrong.

  60. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I remember naively getting out of the sack and walking outside to let one rip , back at the start………..
    Anyway, now for a coffee.

    Better an empty house, then a bad tenant, as they say in Wales.

  61. Elle

    Note to self; don’t try and engage with the boys about sport. 🙃

  62. md

    Bespoke.

    National referendums
    Six national referendums have been held in Sweden. These polls are consultative, which means that the parliament may reach decisions that run counter to their outcome.

    https://sweden.se/society/the-swedish-system-of-government/

    I have read of other countries (can’t recall for the moment) that have ‘consultative’ referenda, meaning they are not referenda at all. Just look at Brexit. The people working to bring about Brexit don’t want Brexit, so they are doing everything possible to frustrate it – and, personally, I think they are going to win, because they hold all the cards – and that’s the point! Unless we have direct power over government the people in power and the people with the greatest wealth or influence will do what they like.

    Why do you oppose people having power over government, Bespoke? What is your agenda? Are you a Liberal or other brand of leftist?

  63. duncanm

    Ciao Gatti have just read point man on the troubles in Paris where it is claimed the firies ,ambos and soldiers will join the protestors as well as more gilets jaunes from the countryside.

    From Rafe’s links above (pointman); police showing solidarity with the yellow vests by removing their riot helmets, ambos blocking the streets.

  64. egg_

    Huge crater discovered in Greenland – here’s how the impact may have wiped out the mammoths

  65. Rae

    Better an empty house, then a bad tenant, as they say in Wales.

    That’s about burping, not about farting.

  66. Perplexed of Brisbane

    Dr Fred,

    When water freezes it expands. When ice melts, it should take up less volume. Therefore water levels should drop if the ice melts.

    Is that too simplistic? Any scientific Cats there that can clarify, or do I need to ask the question on Jo Nova’s blog and get skewered by all the specialists there? 🙂

  67. egg_

    Better an empty house, then a bad tenant, as they say in Wales.

    “A telegram from Mr Sh1t”.

  68. Nick

    With the RBA talking about lowering interest rates and high spending incoming Labor Government who can’t resist cost bleeders such as ‘refugees’ , it’s going to make for interesting times.

  69. C.L.

    Journalists and Twitter-flakes are criticising Trump for not reciting the Apostles’ Creed at the Bush funeral – unlike devout Planned Parenthood-financed Christians, Barack Hussein Obama and the Clintons.

  70. duncanm

    Fred, Perplexed.

    Only the land-locked ice that melts contributes to sea level rise.

    The floating stuff always displaces the same mass (= volume of water).

  71. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!
    4:02 AM · Dec 8, 2018 · Twitter for iPhone

    Wow.

  72. Is that too simplistic?

    Nope.
    True for ice in the sea.

    There is lotsa ice on land in Greenland and the poles.
    The depth of ice in East Antarctica (on land) is up to 2.5km which means it aint melting anytime soon without volcanic help.

  73. lotocoti

    Courageous.

    … it’s inevitable that we can use the transition to 100% renewable energy as the vehicle to truly deliver and establish economic, social, and racial justice in the United States of America.

    One can only hope Sir Humphrey Appleby’s dictum on courageous policies holds true.

  74. bespoke

    md
    #2880844, posted on December 8, 2018 at 9:03 am
    Why do you oppose people having power over government, Bespoke? What is your agenda? Are you a Liberal or other brand of leftist?

    No need to put the boot in I was just pointing out the pitfalls and not defending what we have now. The reality is most people don’t want to no the icky details on how food or iPhone are made and will vote accordingly. A strong clear constitution limiting what they can do may attract better class of leaders. ‘Peoples’ committees is a Soviet solution to give an appearance that they have a say.

  75. RobK

    Perplexed,
    Is that too simplistic?
    It is. Some ice is already floating in the sea as ice sheet, when this melts there is no effect(when a block of ice in a glass of water melts, the water level doesn’t change). Some ice is supported by land.
    When it ends up in the ocean, it will contribute to sea level rise.

  76. stackja

    Save our kids from despair: Desperate plea from Australia’s most disadvantaged town, Cherbourg
    Dan Knowles, The Courier-Mail
    28 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    THEY huddle around fires in the street, their little bodies shivering in near-zero winter temperatures because they don’t feel safe at home.

    More than three-quarters of them come from homes with no jobs.

    Children as young as six are lured into a life of drugs and drink, forced to turn to crime before they are barely old enough to go to school.

    This is Cherbourg, a town just a few hours’ drive from Brisbane, but largely forgotten as it faces losing an entire generation to drugs, crime, violence and hopelessness.

  77. stackja

    Cherbourg: Beautiful smile hides a heartbreaking future
    Dan Knowles, The Courier-Mail
    December 8, 2018 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    YOU wouldn’t know it from her beaming smile, but the odds are already stacked against six-year-old Elvie Saltner in a town where there is little work.

    It’s a sad fact her grandmother Patricia Douglas, who grew up in Cherbourg, knows all too well.

    It’s a tight-knit community where family holds people together, but the 61-year-old says it’s tough for the young ones – her children and grandchildren.

    Mrs Douglas said Elvie’s mum, her daughter Lorelle, is looking for a good job but work is hard to find.

    “She really wants to work at the school,” Mrs Douglas said.

    Elder, community justice group chairman and primary school teacher Bevan Costello says the town’s best hope is restoring pride in their indigenous heritage.

    Mr Costello, who Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath described as an “inspirational figure and teacher within the Cherbourg community” when she appointed him to the state sentencing advisory council in June, said the town’s residents were tired of being told what to do by government experts but forgotten the moment they leave.

    “A lot of government people are like fly-in fly-out people,” he said.

    “They come in with lots of bright ideas. That’s fine while they are here doing it.

    “A lot of the government departments refuse to have input from the grassroots people.

    “They are refusing to have input from us.

    “It takes a whole community to educate a child. Not just your teacher at school. Not just your parents at home. Everybody. We worked as a group.

    “It’s not law, it’s lore.”

    Mr Costello gave the example of the uncles in family groups being responsible for disciplining children.

  78. RobK

    Regarding sea level rise; some of the rise is attributed to “thermal expansion”of sea water due to purported temperature increase. It is not known how much flexing of the earths crust impacts on SLR(the volume of the basin that is the oceans of the world isnt static). This makes the entire business of SLR a bit dodgy.

  79. Tom

    Wow

    It being you who posted it, IT, I had to double-check you hadn’t embellished it. It is indeed faithful to the original.

    Trump has left zero doubt about his contempt for the Washington establishment (including the GOP rump that forced Tillerson on him).

    Watch now as the Fucktard Media Industrial Complex proclaims its love and respect for Tillerson a la Bush41.

  80. Peter Campion

    Fvcken cold here in tropical FNQ this morning.
    Nineteen degrees inside at 0850 (untampered time).
    Colder outside and blowing a bitter gale.
    The local warmunists who were weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth in the warm spell last week are suspiciously silent this morning.

  81. John Constantine

    LYC lynas corp got flogged this week on Malaysian State hatred.

    Have held in the past, but these days filter out companies that depend utterly on the good will of corruptocracies [ how can i still stomach australia?.]

    “PETALING JAYA: A PPBM Supreme Council member has urged the government to judge Lynas Malaysia based on merit, not “political hysteria”.

    Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi, who is also a chemical engineer, accused PKR’s Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh of leading such sentiments since 2011, which he said had led to many missed opportunities for the Malaysian economy.

    In a statement, he referred to a proposed 2012 joint venture between Siemens and Lynas to manufacture high-end rare earth magnets in Kuantan. He said the plan never materialised due to the perceived high political risk.

    Siemens instead built the plant in Vietnam, exemplifying, he said, why no similar rare earth-dependent manufacturer had chosen to build a supply chain in the area.”

    https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/12/07/judge-lynas-on-merit-not-political-hysteria-urges-ppbm-leader/

    Of course, LYC mines the rare earths in Australia, but our godless commo hysterically superstitious left will not allow rare earths to be processed into tools for ruinables in this poor bastard country.

    Exporting our rare earths to the worlds most corrupt countries, then depending on them to sell us the finished product cheaply and on demand, Is Our Strength.

    Comrades.

  82. Peter Campion

    Moderated … second attempt….

    Fvcken cold here in tropical FNQ this morning.
    Nineteen degrees inside at 0850 (untampered time).
    Colder outside and blowing a bitter gale.
    The local warmunists who were weeping, wailing and gnashing their teeth in the warm s p e l l last week are suspiciously silent this morning.

  83. Snoopy

    Which will occur first? BREXIT or FREXIT?

  84. stackja

    Unruly kids force Ellenbrook resident out
    Rourke Walsh, Gabrielle Knowles and Joey Catanzaro PerthNow
    December 7, 2018 9:24PM

    An Ellenbrook resident says she is now too scared to live in her home as children as young as five run amok in the suburb.

    Amanda, who did not want her surname used, said after months of threats, break-in attempts and vandalism, she was forced to move out but continue to pay her mortgage.

    “It is a big nightmare,” Amanda said. “I have had to move into a rental and I can’t actually live in my own house. I don’t see myself going back there anytime soon unless something is done.

    “Obviously when I catch them I tell them off and they just curse at me and laugh. These kids are not scared at all.

    “I caught them on a fence with knives and as soon as I stopped rolling the camera, they said they were going to kill me.

    “It was scary and I got to the point where I didn’t feel safe.”

    Ellenbrook residents say a nine-year-old boy who has been terrorising families in the area is not the only youth running amok in the suburb with up to a dozen children living at two homes also responsible for alleged vandalism, burglaries and death threats.

    Two police officers spent hours standing guard outside the boy’s Ellenbrook home on Tuesday night after he allegedly went on a rampage, threatening nearby residents and his grandmother.

  85. RobK

    Regarding Sea Level rise; freshwater basins perched on land will increase sealevel if they are drained to the sea. There has been net transfer of this type to the sea. Also sediment from land to sea in the form of errosion (a natural process) contributes to SLR.

  86. John Constantine

    LYC should technically be a ruinables unicorn company loved by the left, but the superstitious bastards only want rare earth derived artifacts to be available to them to buy in shops, they utterly oppose the mining of the raw materials and the processing of them with reliable electricity.

    It is bad luck to do mining in your country, is a real true lefty feeling.

    It is bad luck to do processing in your country, is a real true lefty feeling.

    If you want it, just go buy it from the shop, say their left, why genocide the planet to steal it from Gaia?.

    That it is Bad Luck to try and Genocide the yellow shirt wearing class hasn’t yet occurred to the left.

    [ maybe it has, is this the explanation for the massive no violence from any man, even soldiers indoctrination programs?.]

  87. Rae

    Dr Fred,

    When water freezes it expands. When ice melts, it should take up less volume. Therefore water levels should drop if the ice melts.

    Is that too simplistic? Any scientific Cats there that can clarify, or do I need to ask the question on Jo Nova’s blog and get skewered by all the specialists there?

    Different for Greenland where the ice cap is on land, not already in the water. It’s massive and is the source of most Atlantic icebergs. If the Greenland ice cap was to melt it would be a straight addition to the water already in the Atlantic.

    PS. If you ever get the chance, do a cruise through Prins Christian Sund at the southernmost end of the Greenland ice cap.

  88. bespoke

    Elle
    #2880831, posted on December 8, 2018 at 8:51 am
    No, I wasn’t inspired by your bedroom talk this morning, Bespoke.

    Woman have tactical weapons to such as talking about bodily functions when they don’t want to be disturbed.

  89. Tom

    The Dems’ Brett Kavanaugh smear machine swings into action once more:

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    I am pleased to announce that I will be nominating The Honorable William P. Barr for the position of Attorney General of the United States. As the former AG for George H.W. Bush…. and one of the most highly respected lawyers and legal minds in the Country, he will be a great addition to our team. I look forward to having him join our very successful Administration!

  90. Dr Fred Lenin

    Fellowcats any comments regarding my Greenland report should be adressed to the comrades at CNN , the disreputable fake news channel from whence it originated . The comrades will of course not reply ,they are far too busy inventing lies about Trump and the Deplorables .
    CNN ,PROUDLY THE ORIGINATOR OF FAKE NEWS !
    If melting ice doesnt increase the amount of water whats all this bullshit about seas rising ?
    Did CNN invent this ? Who invented global warming ? Are they looking after him in the mental institution ? Who is paying the fees for his treatment? So many questions .

  91. Rockdoctor

    Peter Campion
    #2880867, posted on December 8, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Flew out of NQ yesterday morning. Cloud tops over 30,000ft nearly all the way to BNE, reminded me of the wet seasons that we have missed out on for the last 5 years…

  92. John Constantine

    I will also run with the conspiracy theory that LYC lynas provides rare earths in direct competition with the peoples liberation army and the Tyrant for life of all the chicoms.

    The Tyrant owns as many corrupt sacks of bought and paid for shit in the malaysian parliment as he owns in the corrupt and crony australian parliment.

    Simple to get the corrupt kleptocrats to use the crushing power of the state to remove competition to profitable Tyranical business interests.

    As simple in malaysia as in victoria.

    One belt, One road, One way is really going to mean something in this poor bastard country, all too soon.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  93. Snoopy

    I thought Friday was the day Mueller was going to drop the hammer on Trump. Time is running out.

  94. Infidel Tiger

    Mueller instead dropped the hammer on Cohen.

  95. struth

    Elder, community justice group chairman and primary school teacher Bevan Costello says the town’s best hope is restoring pride in their indigenous heritage.

    Complete (and tired) bullshit.
    Basically tryung to ensure his job and taxpayer funded lifestyle are going to be assured by the continuation of apartheid.

    Which will occur first? BREXIT or FREXIT?

    Good question.

    Until the poms are able to bring themselves to do what the French are doing now, there will be no Brexit.

    We will be destroyed by the attacks made against us by the socialist UN if we don’t do the same.

  96. RobK

    “A telegram from Mr Sh1t”.

    The smoke before the train leaves the station.

  97. Gab

    Journalists and Twitter-flakes are criticising Trump for not reciting the Apostles’ Creed at the Bush funeral –

    Hallelujah! Trump has got the heathens to know about and defend the Apostle’s Creed.

  98. John Constantine

    Feeling that it is Bad Luck to make our own stuff, and that we should just buy it from the Tyrant’s slave labour gulags instead, Is Our Strength.

    Superstition is the weapon of choice of Tyrannies.

    Comrade Maaaaates.

  99. Infidel Tiger

    Trump’s got far bigger worries than mueller.

    The world economy is tanking badly. Europe is in chaos. Worldwide auto sales have fallen off a cliff…

    I have always thought his big mistake was boasting about the DOW. If you claim the houses you have to also own the downside.

  100. Rae

    If melting ice doesnt increase the amount of water whats all this bullshit about seas rising ?

    Calm down. See earlier comments. When ice already in the water melts, it makes no difference to sea levels. The ice on Greenland is not yet in the water, so if it melts it will (ceteris paribus) increase sea levels.

  101. Nick

    Gab I’ve friends who have bought a very nice place not far from Lake Baloton in Hungary. It seems that winter is hard and they decamp to Spain each year. Hungary may well one day, be the final bastion of civilization as we know it.

  102. Bruce of Newcastle

    If melting ice doesnt increase the amount of water whats all this bullshit about seas rising ?

    About half of sea level rise is due to water being pumped out of aquifers and similar human activities.

  103. Gab

    It’s beginning to seem that way, Nick. The invasion of the muslim horde is never forgotten. It’s in our DNA.

  104. mh

    Infidel,

    Trump is about a total reset of the New World Order. This gets debated overseas – including China – but not so much in the West. Europe descending into chaos won’t matter to Trump, he most likely thinks it as a good thing as the EU is an institution set up as an adversary of the United States. The USA has a huge domestic market, has attained energy independence, has interest rates on the rise so there is plenty of room to move there also. Sure there will be some bumps in the road, but America should just ride those out as the reset continues. The rise and fall of the Dow by a few percent is small fry.

  105. Snoopy

    At 4.59 pm US stock futures are green, Baby!

  106. struth

    Trump’s got far bigger worries than mueller.

    The world economy is tanking badly. Europe is in chaos. Worldwide auto sales have fallen off a cliff…

    I’m of the opinion that it will get worse before it gets better.
    As we see in Australia, and in other countries around the world , their curruptocracies are doubling down on their stupidity and praying for an orange skinned heart attack.
    After all, it’s not these elite corruptocrats that will suffer, (unless he’s French)
    They are panicking now, just as Malcom did the day after Trump was elected, by ratifying Paris.
    Trump isn’t the cause of a global downturn, it’s basically the socialist elites refusing to play with free market capitalism and competition now coming out of the world’s superpower.
    We could call it Macronomics, or Market Turnbull.
    Merkelnomics, etc or simply Stealing.
    The elite pickpockets are resisting having their crowds taken from them.

  107. struth

    And the rest of the world don’t get to vote for American Presidents.
    The Americans are now saying to other nations that if you want to continue to be bent over by your elites, we ain’t paying for it anymore.
    In lefty land, this means Trump is at fault!!!

  108. Leo G

    The ice on Greenland is not yet in the water, so if it melts it will (ceteris paribus) increase sea levels.

    If the melting ice is on Greenland, then ceteris paribus assumes the melted ice remains on Greenland.

  109. Snoopy

    The CDU has elected Merkel’s favoured candidate, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, to be its new leader.

    From the comments:

    You can tell just by looking at her that she is the German equivalent of a Guardian reader.

  110. Nick

    And the rest of the world don’t get to vote for American Presidents.

    Yep. It’s funny to watch Fairfax foam each day

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    Of course, LYC mines the rare earths in Australia, but our godless commo hysterically superstitious left will not allow rare earths to be processed into tools for ruinables in this poor bastard country.

    Couldn’t afford to. REE solvent extraction needs lots of metallurgists or chemical engineers to operate. Which is why China has a lock on refining, as they have lots of metallurgists and chemical engineers. Who are paid roughly what Centrelink pays unemployed Green protesters. The radioactivity issue is another reason – Chinese people don’t go frothingly apeshit about small amounts of thorium et al the way our local ferals do.

  112. Cassie of Sydney

    I don’t know if fellow Cats knew but Sargon of Akkad has been deplatformed from Patreon.

  113. Snoopy

    CL will be chuffed. Annegret is married (to a bloke) and has 3 kids.

  114. Peter

    Was yesterday the day that the trial of a certain high-profile Catholic was meant to conclude? Any whispers?

  115. Was yesterday the day … ?

    You have no need to know.

  116. C.L.

    93 days for smirking in court is a tad ridiculous.
    There is no way that will stand.

  117. struth

    Yep. It’s funny to watch Fairfax foam each day

    Turned the idiot box on this morning and straight away, the first few seconds of watching had a “major news story” that some nobody claims Trump’s an idiot and the white house is in turmoil.
    Fair dinkum, anyone that now can’t see what the lunatic leftwing academics have done to journalism courses in University, need to have their eyes checked.

  118. Dr Faustus

    The CNN report that has so incensed Dr Fred is based on a research note in Nature.

    The note presents a synopsis of ice core analysis that shows that the Greenland ice cap melt rate is higher now than it has been for the past 350 years. This finding is entirely consistent with the the NH climate coming out of the chilly depths of the Little Ice Age.

    The Nature report seizes on the exceptionally high melt rate in 2012 as the ‘new normal’ – which naturally allows the authors to predict ‘tipping points’ and a terrifying prospect of future flooding, unless…

    The Danish Meteorological Institute measures and models the ice budget of the Greenland Ice Sheet. DMI reports that the ice mass on Greenland is increasing against the 1981-2010 average and that the high 2012 Summer melt was an outlier.

    CNN is an outlier too.

  119. C.L.

    Donald J. Trump Donald J. [email protected]

    Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!

    Stand by for the talking point du jour – Bush 41 Was Nicer, Vale Republican Niceness etc.

    Anyone who thinks the WASP Bushes haven’t been destroying their enemies for a hundred years – in a ‘classy’ patrician manner, of course – is too naive for adult living.

  120. C.L.

    A furious ABC asks why – WHY – was Philip Wilson acquitted.

    Phillip Wilson’s overruled conviction explained and why public opinion was ‘dashed’.

    In short, because it is a difficult charge to prove.

    Nope. In short, because there was no evidence whatsoever that Wilson did anything even remotely unlawful. He was corruptly prosecuted by a DPP playing to the shouty child abuse peanut gallery.

  121. Where’s Anne?

    Proceedings against Catholics are suppressed because of all the secrets they might blab in an open court!

    Catholics must be in possession of the nuke codes!

  122. Dr Faustus

    Which is why China has a lock on refining, as they have lots of metallurgists and chemical engineers. Who are paid roughly what Centrelink pays unemployed Green protesters.

    In China you would buy at least two experienced metallurgists/engineers for the price of one Australian Green Centerlinker.

    Oddly, China has a total of zero Green Centerlinkers.

  123. C.L.

    Note well that to the ABC, Wilson was acquitted because “it is a difficult charge to prove.”
    Bill Shorten, on the other hand, was “cleared.”
    In fact, Shorten wasn’t cleared. It was just a difficult charge to prove.

  124. Or did a SLF go to confession in a moment of weakness?

  125. Confused Old Misfit

    This makes the entire business of SLR a bit dodgy.

    Only a bit?

  126. Is it Church policy not to sue for defamation?

    Is this why they are a Fauxfacts/ABC target?

  127. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #2880913, posted on December 8, 2018 at 10:48 am
    Note well that to the ABC, Wilson was acquitted because “it is a difficult charge to prove.”
    Bill Shorten, on the other hand, was “cleared.”
    In fact, Shorten wasn’t cleared. It was just a difficult charge to prove.”

    Well said C.L.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    The CDU has elected Merkel’s favoured candidate, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, to be its new leader.

    Yet another politician who never worked in a real job. Straight from university (politics/law) into the let-them-eat-cake stratum. And she’s on the leftmost edge of the CDU. At least she has a family, unlike Merkel and Macron.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annegret_Kramp-Karrenbauer

  129. Confused Old Misfit

    Regarding Sea Level rise; freshwater basins perched on land will increase sealevel if they are drained to the sea. There has been net transfer of this type to the sea. Also sediment from land to sea in the form of errosion (a natural process) contributes to SLR.

    The St Lawrence River must be dammed to prevent the Great Lakes inundating our elite’s beach houses!

  130. bespoke

    Elle
    #2880889, posted on December 8, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Whatever the reason was I hate the phoney nicety’s that people expect at funerals. I find it demeaning for the people involved and disrespected of the deceased.

  131. Death Giraffe

    struth
    #2880805, posted on December 8, 2018 at 7:50 am

    I remember naively getting out of the sack and walking outside to let one rip , back at the start………..
    Anyway, now for a coffee.

    ..
    I know what is wrong with your marriage.
    You need separate double beds.
    Free men weren’t supposed to sleep in a confined space with a lunatic next to them.
    I bet you can’t decide on the mattress, the covers, the pillows, the thermostat setting or the bed head.
    You want a chunky timber bed with somewhere you can put a coffee cup, low pillows, cold temperature, a soft mattress, and a poster of that tennis chick on the wall.
    Not going to get it are you, sucker?
    No you get a hot bed, weird and useless decorative bedhead, fluffy pillows, floral quilt, hard mattress and a fucking loon who won’t shut up.
    Do yourself a favour and develop some sudden onset complaint that requires a separate bed “just for a while”.

  132. Elle

    I don’t know if fellow Cats knew but Sargon of Akkad has been deplatformed from Patreon.

    Yep. I saw that.
    The establishment going after people who promote free speech.

  133. C.L.

    I can understand why the Church is reluctant to sue individuals for defamation. The Church preaches forgiveness, has no desire to impoverish people and their families and certainly wishes to avoid any appearance of vengeance or avarice. On the other hand, the Church should always sue media corporations for defamation. Those organisations are motivated by vengeance, ideological avarice and the desire to harm individuals (and their families). They should be aggressively pursued to protect the innocent.

  134. Death Giraffe

    Men’s Sleep Liberation Movement.
    What do we want?
    Our own beds with cupholders.
    When do we want it?
    As soon as we can drag that floral monstrosity to the other side of the room. Here. Heres ya fucking frilly pillows.

  135. C.L.

    … Sargon of Akkad has been deplatformed from Patreon.

    Is this a new Avengers movie plot?

  136. bespoke

    C.L.
    #2880905, posted on December 8, 2018 at 10:40 am
    93 days for smirking in court is a tad ridiculous.
    There is no way that will stand.

    If the comments are accurate it was reduced to one day

  137. Cassie of Sydney

    Soon they will come for us here at the Cat. Sargon is a classical liberal….like many of us here. This is absolutely outrageous.

  138. Gab

    93 days for smirking in court is a tad ridiculous.
    There is no way that will stand.

    Yeah but hopefully will teach the heartless and ignorant a lesson in civility.

  139. Roger

    The protesters’ anger has been directed at the French leader, who they feel has been the “president of the rich” and is out-of-touch with ordinary people.

    A centre Left technocrat bugman out of touch with ordinary folk?

    And nobody in the media saw it coming.

  140. Boambee John

    C.L.
    #2880910, posted on December 8, 2018 at 10:46 am
    A furious ABC asks why – WHY – was Philip Wilson acquitted.

    Phillip Wilson’s overruled conviction explained and why public opinion was ‘dashed’.

    In short, because it is a difficult charge to prove.

    Nope. In short, because there was no evidence whatsoever that Wilson did anything even remotely unlawful. He was corruptly prosecuted by a DPP playing to the shouty child abuse peanut gallery.

    Strangely, Their ABC did not mention their own 1975 case of covering up child [email protected] abuse, excused at the time by the Commission Chairman.

  141. areff

    Australia’s latest ambassador: Swollen sapphist lectures audience of American anorexics about the evils of maleness.

    https://twitter.com/THR/status/1070380223550545920

    Check out the angry glares when she pauses for dramatic effect.

  142. struth

    Frilly pillows?
    Na that’s not Mrs Struth.
    No Floral stuff.
    Just a temperature Nazi, like most women.
    In the car, it’s freezing when the temp changes half a degree and boiling when the opposite occurs.
    Could this be the reason you are building a car that well predates aircon, Arky?
    Once went out with a women who had lollypops and frilly stuff all over the bedroom.
    Almost put me off.
    Almost.

  143. Confused Old Misfit

    Men’s Sleep Liberation Movement.
    What do we want?

    Our own bedroom!

  144. Death Giraffe

    In fact I would almost say that sleeping cuddled up in bed with a woman is gay.
    Except:

    Soon they will come for us here at the Cat.

    ..
    So I won’t.

  145. Gab

    Much whining going on today from the male Cats. Very funny.

  146. Myrddin Seren

    A centre Left technocrat bugman out of touch with ordinary folk?

    And nobody in the media saw it coming.

    Not quite, Roger.

    Here is Politico from back in October – pre Les Gilets Jaunes – pointing out a string of gaffes showing Macron’s bubbleworld:

    Emmanuel Macron: Man of the people” is a campaign slogan that will almost certainly never be used.

    The amazing thing is that he, Merkel and the rest of the EU globalists can’t even see a need to pretend to be empathetic.

    Homo Davos has certainly evolved to supranational technocratic bugmen. They are presently constrained by the requirement for electoral wins. For now.

    When they can dispense with real elections – these cyborgs will march out.

  147. struth

    Check out the angry glares when she pauses for dramatic effect.

    This fat lezzo is a diversity pick.
    Whaddaya expect?

  148. P

    Elle
    #2880889, posted on December 8, 2018 at 10:20 am

    The video you listed in your above comment is terrible.

  149. Tom

    Australia’s latest ambassador: Swollen sapphist lectures audience of American anorexics about the evils of maleness.

    Ho hum. Just another overweight loudmouth lesbian who started dressing like a bloke to pick up chicks because she is so repulsive she was wasting her time trying to get a man.

  150. John Constantine

    Temperature Nazis?.

    In summer, walk inside from a forty degree workday, the aircon going flat out and all doors and windows open to the red hot great outdoors.

    In winter, slog inside from the icy blast of cutting edge hypothermia. Heating going flat out and all the doors and windows flung open to the frost giants.

    Even a momentary flicker of movement towards any open door or window, or the least trace of a gaze flicker lingering upon an open door or window, will be the trigger for getting stabbed in the eye with a fork.

    Just pay the power bills and go out to your shed to the beer fridge and wood heater.

  151. struth

    You know, some mornings I wake up feeling like a hungover rhino.
    Then I realise, it’s not the full bottle of red I had to myself the night before, it’s that bloody Mrs Struth had turned the A/c off after I fell asleep and then tried to cuddle as well!
    Bloody native Queenslanders.
    She’d been kicking me about some snoring nonsense, and then the bloody dog comes in and licks me on the face at the usual time to get up, just I was about to get some actual sleep.
    I’m gonna retire down on the southern area of the South Island of NZ after I’ve stayed at Arky’s house while looking for a joint where I can roll around naked in the snow yelling out, it’s verrrrrry invigorrrrrating.
    Not the yellow snow though………………………………

  152. Death Giraffe

    … because she is so repulsive she was wasting her time trying to get a man.

    ..
    An unintended consequence of gay liberation.
    The gays are out and middle-aged school principals and liberal politicians no longer need to marry some old bag to keep up appearances.

  153. notafan

    Death Giraffe other than the tennis chick that description was uncanny.

    And worriesome.

  154. Elle

    Thanks for the link, areff.
    From the link;
    Some men may have done bad things, but most men have not. Most men are gents. Most men are hard working, loveable gents. I am surrounded by them.
    Women do bad things to men. Let’s highlight that.
    Nup. Not anywhere in the MSM.
    A gent wolf whistles at a gal and he is a criminal.
    A gent compliments a gal and he is a criminal.
    No! He is only a criminal to women who live in a victimhood mentality world … and women who (from the link) want to look like those they hate.
    #metoo can fuck off and take all your deluded followers with you.

  155. Infidel Tiger

    The year is 2018.

    Kevin Hart is blackbanned.

    Hannah Gadsby is considered a comedian.

    Fuck this shit.

  156. Death Giraffe

    No.
    In one way it’s a better world.
    The gays no longer have to marry
    this, if they want to get ahead.
    However, with the nunneries mostly closed and the gays not hiring, its a lonely world for chicks with a bad attitude and a face like a Rottweiler.

  157. JC

    I can’t believe he said this about tillerson.

    Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!

  158. Elle

    Elle
    #2880889, posted on December 8, 2018 at 10:20 am

    The video you listed in your above comment is terrible

    It’s a bit of a p*** take. I should have winked.

  159. John Constantine

    To a bloke, suffering and happiness are mutually exclusive.

    Mostly, if a bloke isn’t immediately suffering, he is happy. suffering from too hot or too cold means instinctive unhappiness, and doing something to fix it.

    For whatever instinctive drive however, it can occur that a shit-test has to happen, where a chick will willingly endure suffering from the baking heat of a house with all the windows and doors open, because she feels like throwing the doors open to let the breeze in is the thing she must do, and that if she is still too hot, then she needs a better and newer air conditioner.

    Nobody tells her to shut the door, she just won’t do it.

    The left have identified this, and the focus tested meme that nobody can tell a woman to shut up or shut a door she is wrong to leave it open is very powerful. Doors for house viability, borders for cultural and economic viability, a lot of symbolism and the important feeling driving actions is never the first surface optical symptom.

    Politics and Temperature, all a minefield for blokes that would be happy if they just could get by suffering a little bit less tomorrow than they did today.

    Long term a lot of misery for everybody concerned

  160. Roger

    Not quite, Roger.

    But you’ll never hear those stories in the more msm, MS.

  161. Bruce of Newcastle

    it’s that bloody Mrs Struth had turned the A/c off after I fell asleep and then tried to cuddle as well!

    Humans are amazingly adaptable.
    We can even adapt to hot women.

  162. Cactus

    I have been frustrated by a colleague who is a warmy. I asked him if he has a crtiical mind and questions the consensus on anything. Any topic. Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue? I have AGW and Whaling. Interested to hear thoughts.

  163. Elle

    …name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue? 

    Clementine Ford is a fighter for women’s rights.

    A lot of women I work with believe this.

    It is total BS.

  164. Roger

    Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    Islam is a religion of peace.

  165. Myrddin Seren

    Roger

    But you’ll never hear those stories in the more msm, MS.

    Absolutely not, Roger.

    The bulk of the participants in the MSM are not ‘speaking truth to power’ if they are cosmopolitan Globalists like Macron – chanting Leftist dogmas like Battling Climate Change and Welcoming Immigrants.

    Because the Macron-Merkel- Trudeau-Obama et al worldview totally accords with the worldview of probably 95% or more of the MSM – both content providers, producers and the rest of the behind-the-scenes.

    And they aren’t prepared to set aside their politics – which now infects almost all reportage – politics is everything.

    The MSM are a Praetorian Guard for the Globalists.

  166. Bruce of Newcastle

    I can’t believe he said this about tillerson.

    Why?
    Tillerson turned Exxon green as grass.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    jon gabriel
    jon gabriel
    @exjon

    The new secular religion has mortal sins and eternal punishment, but no means of forgiveness.

    So true.

  168. Roger

    The MSM are a Praetorian Guard for the Globalists.

    Precisely.

  169. struth

    Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    Apparently women are the same as men, yet we know to be false, as discussed here this morning, they require totally different temperatures to operate.

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    Plastic bags.

  171. Roger

    Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    Fracking is inherently unsafe.

  172. JC

    Bruce

    A mining pal knows Tillerson. He said the same thing when he was appointed.

    The problem is that Trump appointed him!

  173. feelthebern

    Read the Chip Le Grand piece in the Oz today.
    Fatty Ashton (& others) are going to jail.
    A lot of nasty chaps will have their sentences set aside.
    A lot of crims are going to get big cheques.
    The family of Carl Williams will probably receive the biggest cheque of all.

  174. bespoke

    name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    The bureaucracy is there to solve problems.

  175. Tel

    Men’s Sleep Liberation Movement.
    What do we want?

    Our own bedroom!

    I usually fall asleep leaning back with my feet up on the desk … does tend to result in poor circulation in the legs though.

  176. Myrddin Seren

    I can’t believe he said this about tillerson.

    Indeed. Been wondering why The Donald has done this ?

    I know Tillerson made some speech about being SecState and his relationship with PoTUS, but this seems a harsh rebuke.

    Only thing I can think of is, we know Foggy Bottom is an absolute Clinton bastion. And that they were up to their eyeballs in Wussia, Wussia. Downer went to State about the ‘curious’ meeting with George P.

    Maybe the boss is unhappy about T-Rex not cleaning out the Clinton-Augean stables at State ?

  177. Cactus

    Good suggestions people.

  178. miltonf

    The amazing thing is that he, Merkel and the rest of the EU globalists can’t even see a need to pretend to be empathetic.

    Trumble too. Slomo sorta pretends. John Howard was pretending too I think, he certainly had me fooled.

    It’s fascinating in a horrible way that these marxists think that they have come so far an that their time has come so pretence is no longer necessary.

  179. stackja

    Gentle roaring winds: Recording shows what it sounds like Mars
    Phoebe Loomes, news.com.au
    an hour ago

    New audio has been released from the surface of Mars, and the sound is more hauntingly familiar than you might expect.

    NASA’s Insight lander has captured audio that it labelled an “unplanned treat”, where motion sensors on the vessel were able to detect sound waves. What has been captured is the sound of the red planet — distinct, low, humming winds.

  180. Muzzlehatch

    Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    Spent fuel from Nuclear Power Stations is a showstopper.

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    The problem is that Trump appointed him!

    Why would Trump know that Tillerson was an anti capitalist greenie? If you Google search Exxon they appear to be Earth destroying nazis. Anyway he was only SecState. Think about it: we have Ms Payne doing the local version of the job.

  182. struth

    The MSM are a Praetorian Guard for the Globalists.

    Oh well.
    We do nothing about the raging communists teaching them.

    It all starts in our schools.

    Our Journalism faculties are chock full of card carrying communists, more so than any other subject, and that is saying something.
    And put there as a priority.

  183. feelthebern

    Tilerson is very pro Iran.
    The Trump white house is now all in on the House of Saud.
    Tilerson piping up shows just how hard the Iranian sanctions are hurting.
    Last week, the German telcos cut the hard lines into an Iranian bank in Germany.
    The money is being cut off.
    The Iranians are being backed into a corner.
    I have used this recent plummet in oil to go long.

  184. John Constantine

    Okay, just went to hang the washing out and discovered I had left a pack of chewy gum in a workpants pocket, not claiming infallibility.

  185. feelthebern

    Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    That’s one of Peter Thiel’s interview questions.

  186. stackja

    Lawyer X: Inside the mind of a gangland lawyer turned police informant
    Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon, News Corp Australia Network
    December 7, 2018 9:00pm
    Subscriber only

    As a childcare committee president, Lawyer X is “skilled and selfless”.

    A mum of two, her tireless work saved a kindergarten from closing three years ago.

    So goes a September citation for the woman at the centre of the legal storm engulfing Victoria.

    She received a Premier’s award for her volunteer work; to many people’s surprise, given death threats against her over the years, she turned up for the ceremony and beamed for the media cameras.

    As a gangland lawyer, she presented a tougher side.

    Sharp and defiant, she shredded unprepared police officers.

    Underworld kingpins such as Carl Williams and Tony Mokbel were not only clients. They were friends, too.

    At the christening of Williams’ daughter Dhakota in 2003, Lawyer X commanded the stage with the proud Dad.

    Mum, Roberta, not known for her retiring side, felt left out.

    As a police informer, she presented yet another side.

  187. Myrddin Seren

    Spam filtered AGAIN.

    Grits teeth and goes around

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I can’t believe he said this about tillerson.

    Indeed. Been wondering why The Donald has done this ?

    I know Tillerson made some speech about being SecState and his relationship with PoTUS, but this seems a harsh rebuke.

    Only thing I can think of is, we know Foggy Bottom is an absolute Clinton bastion. And that they were up to their [email protected] in Wussia, Wussia. Downer went to State about the ‘curious’ meeting with George P.

    Maybe the boss is unhappy about T-Rex not cleaning out the Clinton-Augean stables at State ?

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    [email protected]’ FFS !

  188. Cassie of Sydney

    “Question for Cats, name a topic where most people believe something but you know it to be BS or untrue”.

    That we have free speech in this country.

  189. feelthebern

    Stackja, read the Chip Le Grand piece in the Oz.
    Lawyer X also got a pay-out from the Victorian government for some reason.

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    That the ALP is champion of the wukkas and the poor.

  191. C.L.

    The new secular religion has mortal sins and eternal punishment, but no means of forgiveness.

    Yeah there is.
    Forgiveness comes to those who noisily convert to leftism.

  192. John Constantine

    Most people superstitiously feel that eating mutton fat on a chop will have it magically seep straight through your stomach wall and form a was of fat on your lardy are.

    Animal fat when eaten doesn’t turn straight into human fat.

  193. Muzzlehatch

    Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    Aussies are a happy-go-lucky knock about bunch with a healthy disrespect for authority.

  194. John Constantine

    Most people believe spellcheck is here to help us.

  195. zyconoclast

    World in Progress: Madrid curbing smog with strict traffic rules

    To curb air pollution, Madrid now has some of the strictest restrictions for vehicles in Europe. Older cars are banned from entering the inner city, visitors will need special permission. Sidewalks are being widened, and the speed limit has been set at 30 km/h in many places. The decision has proved to be highly controversial — but the left-wing city government remains committed.

  196. bespoke

    just went to hang the washing out

    John! do I need to point out your mistake?

  197. Myrddin Seren

    Melbournabad – morphing in to Gotham City.

    The police shot a Cosplay Joker and Harley Quinn.

    And now they are going Bane on the criminal army in Blackgate.

    No Batman for Melbournabad though.

  198. Roger

    The new secular religion has mortal sins and eternal punishment, but no means of forgiveness.

    So true.

    Sartre wrote a play about this in the 1940s – No Exit, in which hell is a place where we can never escape the negative perceptions others have of us and hence there is no prospect of redemption.

    This is where atheism leads – man sets himself up as his own god and judge, but only to excuse himself and condemn others .

    Our Lord has a lot to say about this in the Gospels, where the scribes and Pharisees are essentially unbelievers, despite their religious pretensions, who oppress those whom they judge to be beneath them.

  199. John Constantine

    Most people have been trained to feel that roundup is poison.

  200. John Constantine

    Most people feel that organic food cures cancer like magic.

  201. Boambee John

    That the ALP is champion of the wukkas and the poor.

    Whereas we know that the ALP is champion of the university educated middle class.

  202. Mater

    … it’s inevitable that we can use the transition to 100% renewable energy as the vehicle to truly deliver and establish economic, social, and racial justice in the United States of America.

    Well, that’s progress I guess.
    A Democrat admitting that ‘AGW’ alarmism is about more than just stabilising the climate.

  203. Boambee John

    Credentialled, NOT educated.

  204. Muzzlehatch

    Question for Cats, name a topic where most people beleive something but you know it to be BS or untrue?

    James Fields is guilty of First Degree Murder.

  205. H B Bear

    In fact, Shorten wasn’t cleared. It was just a difficult charge to prove.

    Particularly if the investigation winds up sometime after lunch on Day 1.

  206. cohenite

    Read the Chip Le Grand piece in the Oz today.
    Fatty Ashton (& others) are going to jail.
    A lot of nasty chaps will have their sentences set aside.
    A lot of crims are going to get big cheques.
    The family of Carl Williams will probably receive the biggest cheque of all.

    I’ll believe that when I see it. Andrews and his followers are essentially untouchable. And when tits wins next march and the CFMEU owns aus they’ll no longer have to be circumspect about the $2 trillion in industry super they control/own.

    The next 12 months are going to be very interesting. Some of my predictions:
    1 Major blackouts
    2 A major muslim terrorist event
    3 An increase in fossil exports and an increase in renewable infrastructure
    4 A split in the LNP
    5 Malcolm Roberts and Latham re-enter parliament at the fed and state level
    6 A huge increase in boat people and illegal migration
    7 A further downturn in economic conditions and house prices.
    8 A major chink intrusion into the economic/social/media infrastructure

  207. John Constantine

    Most people think that not using phosphate based washing powder on grease and oil stained work clothes is a worthwhile sacrifice to save the planet.

    Go Tricleanium.

  208. John Constantine

    Most people feel that the world could be fed organically if only farmers weren’t so old fashioned.

  209. H B Bear

    Australia’s latest ambassador: Swollen sapphist lectures audience of American anorexics about the evils of maleness.

    I thought that was a tranny Mikey Robbins.

  210. Muzzlehatch

    Charlottesville seems to have “United the Right” into a witches coven of hissing spiteful cowards who go under mocking antisemitic Twitter handles and call each other “Shlomo” and “Cuck” whilst one of thier number is being lynched. Cowards apart from a scant principled few.

    Only a very few of them even acknowledge he exists. He got a court appointed attorney who (shockingly) took a dive. Now he will pass into the large intestine where the Feds will break him even further with Hate Crimes charges and seek the death penalty.

    More than a whiff of grapeshot here ..

  211. Perplexed of Brisbane

    Thank you Cats for your replies re: melting ice.

    Of course, there is a fair bit of land-based ice, such as Greenland.

    As it appears by the name, that it was at least once upon a time “green”, it must have been ice free.

    I have heard that normally ice-locked places such as the North-West passage have been ice free in living memory, so I wonder how much of an effect melting ice will have on sea levels and whether it will be that detrimental if at all.

  212. miltonf

    Australia’s latest ambassador: Swollen sapphist lectures audience of American anorexics about the evils of maleness.

    Ha ha I thought it was a new Aussie ambassador in Washington DC- after all anything goes in foreign a fairies. Not at all far fetched in today’s Canbra.

  213. Rae

    If the melting ice is on Greenland, then ceteris paribus assumes the melted ice remains on Greenland.

    Of course. Assuming, ceteris paribus, that water doesn’t run downhill.

    But then, it probably doesn’t need to run at all. Just melt away into the Atlantic at the face of the many Greenland glaciers.

    [RUOK Leo? Not suffering in the heat today?]

  214. Tel

    Magnesium deficiency can be one possible cause of bad sleep

  215. James Fields Guilty

    A travesty.

    Umm… he mowed down an innocent woman with his car in broad daylight just because she was in a protest he disagreed with. Not sure how you think he wasn’t guilty.

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