Open Forum: December 15, 2018

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  1. calli

    Uh oh. Did Mossad steal Kevni’s shoes?

    As if we didn’t already recognise the earwax gobbler’s true colours, he hangs them out on display again.

  2. calli

    There is zero historical evidence that Vikings ever wore horned helmets

    I’m devastated.

  3. bespoke

    JC
    #2886652, posted on December 15, 2018 at 9:39 pm
    Architecture porn. Incredible house.

    I can see quality in the finishing but it has the stuck in the 70’s look New Yorkers like. It would make a good holiday shack on the beach.

  4. bespoke

    That would be seen as historical evidence by millennials, calli.

  5. calli

    The “Angry” summer has morphed into a “Zombie” cyclone.

    I love catastrophism!

  6. Zyconoclast

    Increasing the % of the low IQ population is not a good thing.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-s-migrant-mums-keeping-australia-fertile-20181214-p50mei.html

    Sydney’s migrant mums keeping Australia fertile

    At 1.75 babies per mother, Australian-born mothers are not producing enough babies to replace the population.

    It’s the Lebanese, Pakistanis and Samoans doing the heavy lifting, producing between three and four babies for every mother.

    Sydney’s inner city is a baby desert.

    The Sydney-Haymarket-Rocks area is home to almost 31,000 residents. They had just 254 babies between them last year.

    Other baby-free zones include Potts Point, Woolloomooloo, Darlinghurst, Redfern and Surry Hills.

    Baby hot-spots are in the city’s south and west. Lakemba (fertility rate of 2.93), Wiley Park, Bankstown South and Lethbridge Park have the highest fertility rates in Sydney.

  7. Mark A

    bespoke
    #2886757, posted on December 16, 2018 at 7:48 am

    I can see quality in the finishing but it has the stuck in the 70’s look New Yorkers like. It would make a good holiday shack on the beach.

    That building may be a clever design but it is not a ‘house’ and definitely not a home.
    It has no soul, no comfortable feel to it.

    If I had only two choices, as to where to be sheltered, I’d take a Mac-mansion any day, hideous as they are.
    They at least have a human feel to them.

  8. stackja

    Actress Sondra Locke has passed away at 74
    AP, AFP, News Corp Australia Network
    December 15, 2018 2:09am

    Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke, who was best known for making six movies with Clint Eastwood, has died of cancer at the age of 74.

    She earned an Oscar nomination for her first film, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, in 1968.

    Locke died on November 3 but her death was not publicised until RadarOnline first reported it yesterday.

    She passed away in California of a heart attack believed to be related to her battle with breast and bone cancer.

    The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death to US media but did not comment on why it took nearly six weeks to come to light.

  9. Zyconoclast

    The proportion of prison inmates housed in German jails who were born abroad has risen to 32 per cent this year, according to the latest government figures.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/12/13/germany-third-prison-inmates-foreign/

  10. None

    JC
    #2886652, posted on December 15, 2018 at 9:39 pm
    Architecture porn. Incredible house.

    if that’sounds porn, no wonder it’s so sterile.

    You need to get back in touch with your Mediterranean roots, JC. Your taste is appalling.

  11. Zyconoclast

    K-8 students hit a milestone: About half are minorities
    In a decade, the non-Hispanic white share of the K-8 population dropped from 56.7 percent to 49.9 percent, the Census bureau says

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/k-8-students-hit-milestone-about-half-are-minorities-n946666

  12. bespoke

    Mark A

    That building may be a clever design but it is not a ‘house’ and definitely not a home.
    It has no soul, no comfortable feel to it.

    That’s why I said it makes a good holiday shack.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    CFMEU push for radical Left agenda
    CFMEU national secretary Michael O’Connor says the voices of working people were being ‘drowned out by the greed of big business’. Picture: Kym Smith

    Ben Packham
    Political Reporter
    11:00PM December 14, 2018
    142 Comments

    The Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union will push for a radical Left policy agenda at this weekend’s ALP conference, including a boost to union power, a living wage and an ­“inequality impact test” for all policies, including international trade deals.

    The union commissioned former St Vincent de Paul Society chief executive John Falzon to produce a report for ALP delegates setting out a progressive agenda to end what it says is a “neo-Liberal crisis” confronting Australia.

    The agenda, likely to form a basis for proposed changes to the ALP platform, seeks to expand the right to strike, give unions open ­access to workplaces, end non-union enterprise agreements and force companies to have unionised workforces to host skilled migrants or get government contracts and tax concessions.

    The report proposes a living wage “on which a low-paid worker could support themselves and their family”, and a social guarantee including “access to decent jobs, social security, housing, education, health and transport”.

    Access to these essentials of life must be central to a Labor program,” the Falzon report says. It also calls for tax hikes to force companies and high-wealth individuals to “pay a fair share” to fund the proposed social guarantee. The proposed inequality impact test would scuttle legislation that failed to reduce income ­inequality.

    Radical platform changes are certain to fail on the conference floor, but the report will give the Left an opportunity to set out a policy wishlist for any incoming Shorten government.

    CFMEU national secretary Michael O’Connor said the voices of working people were being “drowned out by the greed of big business”, forcing inequality in Australia to a 70-year high.

    From the Oz.

  14. None

    Is it not permissible to mention the name of the man who has been condemned?* Can we know the charges? Can we know the evidence and the accusers?

    You can know that there was a mistrial and the jury broke 10-2 in favour I’ve who cannot be named and that the second jury took 3 days to convict him which shocked the entire Court. Another child starts in March because the judge’s away in January and can’t possibly possibly fit that one in even if the prosecution asked if they could hold it quickly because it wouldn’t take long ( well enough Witnesses have died in the course of these same old allegations being rehashed for how many years over how many enquiries and judicial procedures). What is horrible about this ridiculous situation where overseas newspapers are posting whatever they know while our media can’t even raise a squeak is that they are assuming that the person who cannot be named has been found guilty of child sex abuse whereas I believe it may be misdemeanor. I mean we are talking about allegations of flashing someone in fall episcopal regalia virtually during mass. Although I personally am totally convinced that the person concerned is innocent the longer this secrecy prevails the more outrageous the claims that will be made. I suspect I may live long enough to see the gentleman concerned beatified they’re certainly determined to turn him into a martyr. This is a national disgrace.

  15. Zyconoclast

    European Court of Human Rights Blasphemy Laws: Where a Word out of Place Can Cost Your Life

    The European Court of Human Rights ruled that criticism of Muhammad constitutes incitement to hatred — meaning that in Europe, criticizing Muhammad is no longer protected free speech.

    What the court has actually done, however, is rule out the possibility of any debate in which a range of various experts and members of the public could take part. Now, it seems, the only views that will be respected in the public forum are those of devout Muslims.

    Underage marriages are considered by some countries child abuse or statutory rape, but are acceptable under shari’a law; they also take place in Muslim communities in Western countries such as the UK. This alone is a major reason why platforms must be found to debate the issue instead of sweeping it, as something offensive, under the carpet. Ignoring it is offensive.

    Moreover, as some Muslims are often offended by even small matters regarding their faith, such as a toy teddy bear named Mohammad or a prisoner on death row declared innocent — so that mobs take to the streets to condemn, or even kill, those individuals — what now will not be censored in the West?

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13377/european-court-human-rights-blasphemy-laws

  16. Gab

    CNA (n the US) article about the you-know-who trial has been blocked to readers in Australia.

  17. bespoke

    97% of Cat’s think JC’s taste is appalling. 🙂

  18. stackja

    Opinion
    Public glare a vital check on our courts
    PETER GLEESON
    IT was 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham who put it best.

    “In the darkness of secrecy, sinister interest and evil in every shape have full swing. Only in proportion as publicity has place can any of the checks applicable to judicial injustice operate. Where there is no publicity there is no justice. Publicity is the very soul of justice. It is the keenest spur to exertion and the surest of all guards against improbity. It keeps the judge himself while trying under trial.”

    Mr Bentham was very much a renaissance man of his time. He influenced the development of welfarism, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, the abolition of slavery and the death penalty, and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

    Fastforward a couple of hundred years and what would the good Mr Bentham think of the current Australian legal system? We’ve got a situation where the law provides that Australians can be denied access to information on some legal cases even though the same information can be published overseas.

    We’ve been treated like mushrooms. But it gets worse. In Queensland, a man has been charged with the sickening abduction and sexual assault of a sevenyear-old girl from a Brisbane shopping centre.

    A magistrate, Trevor Morgan, used century-old legislation to block the open administration of justice.

    He used “public morality” as the justification for restricting media access to the courtroom. It meant the full details of the alleged incident – every parent’s worst nightmare – are being kept from the public.

    This same magistrate has been rebuked in the past by the chief magistrate. He even praised young Labor activists who climbed on to the roof of Peter Dutton’s office. This man is not representing the vast majority of the community he purports to represent.

    Throw in a recent case in Victoria of four Islamic men who were charged with terror offences and the matter was suppressed from the public and you can see a trend developing in this country. Public access to the courts guarantees the integrity of the judicial process. It fosters justice being administered in a non-arbitrary way, according to the rule of law.

    Openness is necessary to maintain the independence and impartiality of courts.

    It is integral to public confidence.

    Moreover, openness is a principal component of the legitimacy of the judicial process. The open court system is linked to the freedom of expression and freedom of the press. The press plays a vital role as the conduit to the public, receiving information through public institutions such as government and the judiciary. When the judiciary starts using terms such as “public morality” to stop legitimate information being shared with the public, we have a problem. When people outside Australia can learn of a court case and we can’t tell you about it, you know we have a problem.

    It was the third US President Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the American Declaration Of Independence, who said:

    “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the Devil.”

    Unfortunately, the devils are being protected right now in this country.

    We deserve better.

  19. Eyrie

    South Africa is the shithole it is because the whites were out immigrated and outbred by the blacks.
    Australia will ignore this lesson and turn into a shithole.

  20. Senile Old Guy

    In Queensland, a man has been charged with the sickening abduction and sexual assault of a sevenyear-old girl from a Brisbane shopping centre. A magistrate, Trevor Morgan, used century-old legislation to block the open administration of justice.

    Another magistrate with more concern for the criminal than the public.

  21. Eyrie

    SOG, the law is only there to prevent more severe punishment of criminals by the public.

  22. stackja

    Lawyer tells court smoking synthetic herbs destroyed Hajnal Ban’s brain
    KAY DIBBEN, The Courier-Mail
    December 16, 2018 1:00am
    Subscriber only
    ECCENTRIC ex-Logan councillor Hajnal Ban – famous for her leg bone-breaking surgery to extend her height – claims to be suffering the effects of smoking synthetic herbs.

    Chris McDermott, a friend whom Ms Ban has made her temporary enduring power of attorney, this week told the Supreme Court in Brisbane that genetically modified herbs had “destroyed her brain”.

    “There are a lot of drugs on the market that you can buy that are legal, genetically modified herbs,” Mr McDermott, a pensioner, said on behalf of Ms Ban, who was not at court.

    “Some of them have completely destroyed her brain. It’s going to take her about three to four months to recover.”

  23. Snoopy

    97% of Cat’s think JC’s taste is appalling. 🙂

    I wonder who the designer / decorater is for the Manhattan Project? Wifey I expect.

  24. Peter Castieau

    A new Governor General to be announced in a little over an hour.

    Any thoughts?

  25. Snoopy

    It’s a female’s turn.

  26. Leigh Lowe

    Cate McGregor.
    It’s tranny time.

  27. stackja

    The woman who alleged sex discrimination by the Royal Queensland Golf Club has gone to ground after the court ruling
    Anthony Marx, The Courier-Mail
    December 14, 2018 9:51pm
    Subscriber only

    IT’S probably no accident that the mobile phone number for Barbara Barnett has been erased from the members-only access section of the Royal Queensland Golf Club website.

    After all, this is the woman whose alleged sex discrimination case against the Brisbane club has subjected it to more than two years of excruciating scrutiny.

    A long-awaited decision in the case was finally handed down this week by Federal Circuit Court Judge Michael Jarrett exactly a year after a three-day hearing aired unseemly allegations of “victimisation’’.

    There was a bit of high-fiving among the senior ranks of the club after the ruling found it is no longer in violation of the Sex Discrimination Act even though it had contravened the law in 2016.

    “This decision means that there is no requirement to adjust our playing program,’’ the club told its members.

    Former president Brian Richards, who stepped down this month, told City Beat yesterday that the case had mushroomed into a “very disruptive and divisive issue’’ within the private club at Eagle Farm, which has about 1800 members, many of whom are high flyers.

    “The court has affirmed our current playing program is non-discriminatory. Other clubs will be watching this,’’ Richards said.

    Barnett did not return a call

  28. Senile Old Guy

    SOG, the law is only there to prevent more severe punishment of criminals by the public.

    Correct. And we are forced to pay for it.

  29. stackja

    Australian Test cricketer Wally Grout was one of Queensland’s finest at the Gabba
    Grantlee Kieza, The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    December 16, 2018 1:00am
    Subscriber only

    WALLY Grout was once the life of the party and the soul of Queensland cricket. More than 50 years after his untimely death from a heart attack his spirit still lives on in the game.

    His ashes were spread over the Gabba following his funeral at the Albany Creek Crematorium and in more recent times there is a push to have a park near the ground named after him.

    Wally scored a half century at Kolkata and at Chennai stumped batsman Man Sood off the bowling of paceman Alan Davidson, a great feat in itself. The fast bowler let go a quick, wide delivery and Sood lost his balance stumbling to reach the ball. Wally dived wide and in the same fluid motion, whipped off the bails.

    But perhaps Wally’s finest moment came in the First Test at Trent Bridge on the 1964 Ashes tour when he refused to run out Fred Titmus because the English opener had collided with Australian bowler Neil Hawke trying to take a single. Wally saw dismissing Titmus as not being in the spirit of the game.

  30. OldOzzie

    Large payments (Up to $450,000) from refugees being sent overseas to their family

    Illegal boat people have sent $5 million back home to their families while taking welfare payments from the Australian government.

    More than 8000 asylum seekers who arrived by boat are under investigation for lying about their income and assets to receive welfare payment designed to support vulnerable migrants while the government processes their refugee claim.

    National security agencies have identified 44 people who have made large payments of up to $450,000 to countries including Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Indonesia.

    Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the government would not let these people get away with “duping” Australians.

    “These people came to Australia illegally by boat, claim to be penniless, take taxpayers hard-earned dollars in welfare and then inexplicably have access to large amounts of money that they transfer around the world,” he said.

    In total almost $5 million has been transferred offshore with each individual sending home an average $100,000.

    In one case, an asylum seeker who arrived in 2013 claiming to be stateless has sent over $450,000 to Ghana and Bangladesh. Another person who arrived illegally by boat has been found to be transferring almost $220,000 from Australia to Iraq and Switzerland.

    They are claiming to be asylum seekers that need protection while surviving on government funding yet at the same time having access to tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars to transfer overseas.

    The regular payments, which have cost taxpayers more than $1.5 billion over the past five years, provide support to people seeking asylum living in the community on temporary visas while their status as a refugee was assessed.

    The government began a crackdown on people rorting the system last year and was now in the process of kicking off anyone transferring significant sums of money.

    It comes as Labor is expected to reconfirm its policy to abolish temporary visas at the party’s national conference in Adelaide today.

    There are more than 10,000 asylum seekers who arrived in Australia when Labor was last in government who are still being processed and would be given permanent protection and a pathway to citizenship if Bill Shorten is elected.

    In total the 50,000 boat people who arrived by boat have cost taxpayers $16 billion since 2008.

    Mr Dutton said the welfare payment rorters were the type of people the government wanted to block from coming to Australia but who would get a backdoor into the country under the Labor-backed plans to speed up medical transfers from Manus Island and Nauru.

    “Labor wants to open the floodgates again and bring hundreds more from Manus and Nauru without any in-depth checks as to who they are,” he said.

    “Its plans to bring people for ‘medical assessments’ will prove to be another border disaster.”

  31. Senile Old Guy

    “Some of them have completely destroyed her brain. It’s going to take her about three to four months to recover.”

    How do you recover in 3 to 4 months if your brain has been “completely destroyed”? Surely the lawyer is not telling porkies?

  32. stackja

    Former Melton MP Don Nardella, other retiring politicians enjoy final overseas junkets
    Tom Minear, State Political Reporter, Sunday Herald Sun
    December 15, 2018 11:11am
    Subscriber only

    Exclusive: Disgraced former MP Don Nardella spent thousands of dollars of taxpayers’ money on a junket to France just months before he retired from state parliament.

    The Sunday Herald Sun can reveal the ex-Melton MP escaped Melbourne’s winter and cashed in his travel allowance to fly to Paris and attend a conference on freedom for Iran.

    The week-long jaunt at the end of June came shortly after an unapologetic Mr Nardella finally repaid almost $100,000 he had rorted from taxpayers.

    Mr Nardella was forced to stand down as deputy speaker and quit the Labor Party last year when he was caught milking up to $38,000 a year in allowances by saying he lived in a seaside caravan park instead of his western suburbs electorate.

  33. stackja

    Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton’s time in the top job has been plagued by scandal
    ANDREW RULE, Sunday Herald Sun
    December 16, 2018 6:00am
    Subscriber only

    The police force’s bad year started seven weeks early — just after Rekindling won last season’s Melbourne Cup. As punters and partygoers flocked to Flemington for the carnival, this newspaper’s investigative reporter Anthony Dowsley was busy rekindling interest in a story that had been bubbling undetected for at least five years.

    A few months earlier, Dowsley had uncovered a secret police interview containing explosive and controversial evidence about the murder of policemen Gary Silk and Rodney Miller in late 1998.

    The interview was with the ex-girlfriend of Jason Roberts, the supposed “junior partner” convicted of taking part in the murders in Cochranes Road, Moorabbin, late on the night of August 16, 1998.

    Graham Ashton never publicly linked his stress leave to the Roberts case — and could hardly be blamed personally for what had happened many years before — but coping with the fallout from the Roberts affair must have been high on the list of things that kept him awake at night.

    He was wedged between two forces: on one side the growing media and public support for the conclusions of the credible, well-known and stubbornly honest Iddles; on the other side were stubbornly “loyal” and sometimes angry police who backed the original Lorimer Taskforce investigators and believed Roberts had got what he deserved, regardless of methods used.

  34. stackja

    Again, it was reporter Anthony Dowsley who had early knowledge of the Lawyer X controversy and pursued it like a dog with a bone — even longer than he had shadowed the Jason Roberts case.

    By the time Graham Ashton took the reins from Ken Lay in 2015, a storm was gathering over using the informer that her (now-embarrassed) handlers had dubbed “3838”.

    Then there are the middleweight scandals, such as the revelation in May that Victorian police had calmly faked 258,000 breathalyser tests in five years.

    But Lawyer X and (soon) the Jason Roberts case will dwarf the breathalyser rort, which is cold comfort for police command.

    Lawyer X, especially, is a little close to home for the chief. He could legitimately shrug off the Roberts case but, in his senior roles in the force, he arguably had inside knowledge of “3838”.

    By the time Mr Ashton was back at his desk after his stress break, there was plenty more stress to cope with.

  35. Baldrick

    A new Governor General to be announced in a little over an hour.
    Any thoughts?

    If the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals don’t give it to David Morrison, the system’s rigged.

  36. rickw

    South Africa is the shithole it is because the whites were out immigrated and outbred by the blacks.
    Australia will ignore this lesson and turn into a shithole.

    We already have rolling blackouts, only need major sanitation hiccups and we’ve achieved shithole status.

  37. Senile Old Guy

    Then there are the middleweight scandals, such as the revelation in May that Victorian police had calmly faked 258,000 breathalyser tests in five years.

    Faking a quarter of a million breathalyser tests is a “middleweight scandal”? Only in Victoria. Or Australia.

  38. 132andBush


    If the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals don’t give it to David Morrison, the system’s rigged.

    Yep,
    Most intersectional bases covered with that one.

  39. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A new Governor General to be announced in a little over an hour.

    Any thoughts?

    Tim Solarpanelrebate.

  40. Suppression orders must go.
    I presume I am allowed to say that and there is not a suppression order on discussing suppression orders.

  41. Snoopy

    Then there are the middleweight scandals, such as the revelation in May that Victorian police had calmly faked 258,000 breathalyser tests in five years.

    You would prefer they actually carried out the tests?

  42. A new Governor General to be announced in a little over an hour.

    Julia!

  43. Stimpson J. Cat

    Then there are the middleweight scandals, such as the revelation in May that Victorian police had calmly faked 258,000 breathalyser tests in five years.

    Look don’t get me wrong I love the Police, but these people are absolute filth and I hope they have serious physical altercations with extremely large tattooed Kiwis.
    And I don’t mean Elle.

  44. Nick

    Governor General:

    Hannah Mouncey
    Lucy Turnbull
    Adam Goodes

  45. Victorian police had calmly faked 258,000 breathalyser tests in five years.

    They would fake any other evidence, would they?
    Would they?

  46. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    5h
    Wow, 19,000 Texts between Lisa Page and her lover, Peter S of the FBI, in charge of the Russia Hoax, were just reported as being wiped clean and gone. Such a big story that will never be covered by the Fake News. Witch Hunt!

  47. Senile Old Guy

    Then there are the middleweight scandals, such as the revelation in May that Victorian police had calmly faked 258,000 breathalyser tests in five years.

    You would prefer they actually carried out the tests?

    I would prefer they were honest.

  48. I would prefer they were honest.

    Best joke today!

    Very humourous.

  49. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    6h
    The pathetic and dishonest Weekly Standard, run by failed prognosticator Bill Kristol (who, like many others, never had a clue), is flat broke and out of business. Too bad. May it rest in peace!

    Bill Kristol is a neocon globalist who would not have a patriotic bone in his body.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Grand Mufti – the one who still uses a translator.

  51. Rockdoctor

    This same magistrate has been rebuked in the past by the chief magistrate. He even praised young Labor activists who climbed on to the roof of Peter Dutton’s office. This man is not representing the vast majority of the community he purports to represent.

    There are powers of Parliament & executive to remove judges from the bench that I can only recall 1 example where they have been exercised (Lionel Murphy) and another case where the Government of day wimped out let her retire (Pat O’Shane). Though I think it should be used sparingly it never even seems a consideration and these guys just keep on going off the reservation only to cost us more from the endless appeals to the higher courts which usually throw the initial judgement out. Maybe if this big stick was bought out a little more often their egos might be held in check a little more.

  52. Leigh Lowe

    Governor General:

    Hannah Mouncey
    Lucy Turnbull
    Adam Goodes

    Dylan Voller.

  53. Senile Old Guy

    Crap.

    Under the 10-year, $6.6-billion scheme, investors who build new properties would get a subsidy of $8,500 a year, on the condition they keep the rent at 20 per cent below market rates.

    Pure socialism. We’re stuffed. Thanks LNP.

  54. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    7h
    Never in the history of our Country has the “press” been more dishonest than it is today. Stories that should be good, are bad. Stories that should be bad, are horrible. Many stories, like with the REAL story on Russia, Clinton & the DNC, seldom get reported. Too bad!

    For example, the US has recently became a net petroleum exporter. In Australia, ABC viewers will be blissfully unaware of that fact but will be very informed on Avanetti and Stormy. We have to cough up 1.2 Billion dollars every 365 days for a fake news network.

  55. JC

    We have to cough up 1.2 Billion dollars every 365 days for a fake news network.

    But it’s only 12 cents a day per person. Think of the savings.

  56. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bill Shorten to use ALP national conference to unveil $6.6-billion plan to build 250,000 homes

    If you don’t vote Labor you are a disgrace to this country.

    Only Saint Bill of the Youth Camps can save us from ourselves.

  57. Snoopy

    Today’s announcement effectively signals a return to the Rudd-era National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS), which was axed in the former prime minister Tony Abbott’s first budget.

    Of course the ABC can’t be bothered explaining why Abbott scrapped NRAS – because state governments with the exception of Queensland were rorting the scheme to provide accommodation for foreign students.

  58. Stimpson J. Cat

    on the condition they keep the rent at 20 per cent below market rates.

    We need this so all of the immigrant Doctors and Lawyers working at Servos and KFC have somewhere to live.

    STFU Haters!

  59. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Under the 10-year, $6.6-billion scheme, investors who build new properties would get a subsidy of $8,500 a year, on the condition they keep the rent at 20 per cent below market rates.

    backdoor nationalisation of the rental market

  60. Siltstone

    Governor General:

    Hannah Mouncey
    Lucy Turnbull
    Adam Goodes

    Dylan Voller.

    Nova Peris

  61. Myrddin Seren

    Under the 10-year, $6.6-billion scheme, investors who build new properties would get a subsidy of $8,500 a year, on the condition they keep the rent at 20 per cent below market rates.

    How will this be administered ?

    What is ‘the market rate’ for an individual unit in a block of subsidy units ?

    Who will check ‘the market’ AND the rent claimed in order validate ‘The Subsidy’ ?

    Another army of jobsworths, that’s who. Poking in to every aspect of the rental market.

    Before they ensure it stops being a market, in the aftershocks of a massive increase in immigration.

  62. Infidel Tiger

    Excellent choice for GG.

  63. Ivan Denisovich

    Opening the ALP national conference in Adelaide, Mr Shorten will seek to counter the Coalition’s attacks on his negative gearing policy, declaring Labor “the party of home ownership” and “the party of affordable housing”.

    Allan Moran has written well on this topic on numerous occasions. Labor and the Greens
    (and green theology) are the problem.

  64. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hannah Mouncey
    Lucy Turnbull
    Adam Goodes

    Dylan Voller.

    Nova Peris

    Marcia Langton.

  65. Snoopy

    This same magistrate has been rebuked in the past by the chief magistrate. He even praised young Labor activists who climbed on to the roof of Peter Dutton’s office. This man is not representing the vast majority of the community he purports to represent.

    Does the 26 year old Morayfield man who abducted and assaulted the 7 year old girl have ALP connections?

  66. John Constantine

    So if you build a new unit, the feds will rebate you the cost of your council rates for a while if the weekly rental is below market rates.

    Welcome to the new world of upfront sign on payments to buy into a lease.

    Their shorten looting cartel will be refreshingly and openly the most corrupt government we could hope for, redfilth gillard kept disgusting us as she whined she was doing nothing wrong, whereas their shorten looting cartel will proudly proclaim that progressiveness is Good, and that:

    Our open corruption Is Our Strength.

  67. John Constantine

    Their shorten, bernie sanders with a stapled stomach.

    Comrades.

  68. Ivan Denisovich

    Sorry. Alan Moran…………..

  69. Leigh Lowe

    So.
    Assume you build a house in one of the outer Ponzi suburbs for $400k.
    You rent it for 5% gross (which is high) at $20k per annum (roughly $400 /week).
    You drop the rent by 20% ($4000 p.a.) and pocket $8,500.
    Madness.
    Standby for a boom in Cert IV in rental valuations and rentals to related parties.

  70. Bill Thompson

    Right from the beginning they were pursuing a guy, not a crime… Does anyone think Michael Flynn wasn’t “unmasked”, set up & then destroyed, just to get Trump?

    https://youtu.be/IcY3FKe61B4

  71. John64

    The fury in the Triggs household will be volcanic this morning, realising that she will have to wait until 2024 for the Second Shorten Kleptocracy to install her into the sinecure that she has coveted for years and which is rightfully hers.

  72. Under the 10-year, $6.6-billion scheme, investors who build new properties would get a subsidy of $8,500 a year, on the condition they keep the rent at 20 per cent below market rates.

    backdoor nationalisation of the rental market

    It’s good for Australians struggling to get affordable rental accommodation says Bill.
    Only those who live in Sydney and Melbourne says I.
    Nobody will build a house in rural towns for rent.

  73. Baldrick

    Excellent choice for GG.

    David Hurley in 2012:
    “Diversity is an asset and I am proud of the changes which have occurred within the Australian Defence Force over the past 20 years. We have progressed beyond outdated thinking on homosexuality to give all ADF members the same access to the range of service benefits regardless of their sexual orientation or gender. My goal is for the Australian Defence Force to be recognised as a just, inclusive and fair-minded organisation that reflects the community it serves. We value our people and aim to support, enable and encourage everyone to achieve a rewarding and enduring military career.”

    He’s an old lesbian, cast in the same mold as David Morrison.

  74. OldOzzie

    How America Broke OPEC

    Lessons from the U.S. rise to be the world’s largest oil producer.

    By The WSJ Editorial Board
    Dec. 14, 2018

    Remember when America’s political class fretted about “peak oil” and dependence on foreign energy? So much for that. The U.S. the other week for the first time in 75 years became a net petroleum exporter as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries wrangled over how to respond to America’s growing energy bounty.

    U.S. crude production has surged 20% in a year and nearly tripled in a decade thanks to advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. American output is rising at the fastest rate in a century. Earlier this year the U.S. eclipsed Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s largest oil producer.

    For nearly six decades OPEC has dominated oil markets by setting production quotas among its 15 members. In late 2014, OPEC flooded the market with oil in an effort to break U.S. drillers who were burning cash on mounds of debt. As oil prices fell below $40 a barrel in 2015-2016, many wildcatters folded or were absorbed by larger producers.

    But the survivors became more efficient. Technology—including drones with thermal imaging to detect leaks along with improvements in horizontal drilling—boosted productivity. Over the last five years production per rig has more than tripled in the Permian Basin and quadrupled in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. While the Bakken rig count has fallen by 70%, output has increased by a third.

    Most American oil refineries have processed heavier crudes, which depressed prices for lighter, sweeter grades produced in the new wells. But in late 2015 the GOP Congress expanded shale-oil’s market by lifting the export ban on crude in return for Barack Obama’s demand to extend renewable energy tax credits. U.S. crude exports have since soared to 3.2 million barrels a day.

    Many U.S. producers say they can turn a profit at $50 a barrel and even as low as $30 in the Permian’s most productive regions. Yet most OPEC members need prices ranging between $70 and $90 per barrel to balance their budgets. The cartel scaled back output in 2016, but shale producers roared back as prices recovered. America’s shale gusher has presented a quandary for OPEC and especially its largest member, Saudi Arabia, which faces large budget deficits as it works to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East.

    Earlier this year, the Saudis obliged President Trump by increasing output to prevent prices from soaring with the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran. Even so oil prices hit a four-year high in early October. But they have since declined 30% amid weakening world economic forecasts, sanctions exemptions and surging U.S. production.

    OPEC and Russia last week agreed to scale back production collectively by 1.2 million barrels a day, but the meeting exposed the cartel’s cracks. Qatar quit amid hostilities with the Saudis. Small producers carped they were too insignificant to affect global supply. Algeria produces one million barrels per day, which is as much as U.S. output has increased in five months.

    Saudi Arabia, Russia and allied producers agreed to shoulder the bulk of the cuts while Libya, Iran and Venezuela received exemptions. Some in the media claim the Saudis defied Mr. Trump’s pleas to keep oil prices low, yet U.S. shale producers are likely to benefit from OPEC’s cuts by capturing more market share.

    One of the biggest constraints on U.S. production has been a distribution bottleneck. Hence West Texas Intermediate now sells at a $8 to $9 discount to Brent crude on the world market. But next year three pipelines capable of delivering two million barrels of Permian crude to the Gulf Coast are expected to come online. In 2020 two more pipelines that can carry two million barrels a day are expected to be completed.

    Oil companies are also racing to build more export terminals to handle the supply gusher, which isn’t likely to stop anytime soon. The U.S. Geological Survey reported recently that the Permian’s Delaware Basin holds more than twice as much oil and 18 times as much natural gas as the heavier-drilled Midland region
    Barack Obama, hilariously, is now claiming credit for the shale boom. “You know that whole suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer . . . that was me, people,” he said last month at Rice University. But drilling leases on federal land declined 28% during his two terms amid new restrictions on land use. Drilling skyrocketed on private land, despite attempts by his regulators to block pipelines, slow down approvals, and impose higher costs on production..

    The Trump Administration is expediting pipeline and terminal permitting and opening new federal land to drilling. Last year’s tax reform unlocked Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Interior Department recently scaled back needless Obama protections for the sage grouse, which will allow drilling on nine million acres in oil-rich states. Leases are being snapped up at auction, even in areas where recoveries are now low and expensive. As technology advances, many investors expect the break-even price of production to fall.

    Politicians in the past have sought to secure American energy independence with price controls, ethanol mandates and the oil export ban. But they and OPEC should note that America owes its new energy prosperity to industry innovation, private property, and the free market.

    Appeared in the December 15, 2018, print edition.

  75. miltonf

    The Department of Home Affairs splashed $132,000 in eight months on motivational speakers including singer Casey Donovan and actor Magda Szubanski, before a budget blowout forced it to drastically cut costs and slash airport staff this Christmas…

    Actor Magda Szubanski was paid $16,500 to speak at an event promoting the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia.

    Just when you think you’ve heard it all. Via Andrew Bolt

  76. jupes

    Excellent choice for GG.

    Yeah nah. Remember that Hurley was one of the generals who emasculated the ADF. He was Chief of the ADF when Morrison was Chief of the Army. Peas in a pod.

  77. Bruce

    “Sea World shuts down dolphin shows after protesters invade pool”

    Eco-nazis are dangerous cretins.

    There is a good reason that the ONLY people normally allowed in a dolphin pool are the handlers and trainers who go through quite a “cleansing” ritual before entering the water.

    Ingesting or having lodged in various orifices, particles of the famous green, slimy, fishy dolphin excrement is a health hazard, as well.

    With any luck, any feral that dived into the dolphin pond will develop a nasty, incurable disease; assuming they do not already have one.

    I hope the dolphins recover OK.

  78. John Constantine

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/a-radical-plan-to-give-every-australian-a-job-who-wants-one-is-gaining-momentum

    Because the australian dollar floats and can be printed upon demand by the State, modern monetary theory proves that countries like australia can treat their currency as simply a cryptocurrency made for movement and to be traded for services, not as a store of value to be exchanged for solid assets.

    Their State broadcasting propaganda units hammer that we are such a wealthy country we can now become a services economy, opening the borders to mass millions of the worlds poorest people, printing money to give them good government jobs fighting racism and climate change.

    People that produced dollars a week worth of productive value in Tyrannical goatherdistan can be imported into australia to vote for socialism, given a government job promoting the Tyrannies that made their countries of origin what they are, paid with fresh printed australian dollars that they can use to purchase bespoke services.

    The exchange rate will simply adjust itself to reflect the economic bonanza of modern monetary theory.

    Comrades.

    “The tendency for politicians to compare a nation’s fiscal strategy to a household budget makes economists like Professor Kelton groan.

    She argues the prospect of a government not being able to pay its bill can never happen when a government can print as much money as it needs. “

  79. Snoopy

    Actor Magda Szubanski was paid $16,500 to speak

    That’s a fairly keen price on a per kilogram basis.

  80. Siltstone

    Baldrick
    #2886800, posted on December 16, 2018 at 9:09 am
    A new Governor General to be announced in a little over an hour.
    Any thoughts?
    If the Stupid.Fucking.Liberals don’t give it to David Morrison, the system’s rigged.

    Hurley = Morrison. Baldrick wins.

  81. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Actor Magda Szubanski was paid $16,500 to speak at an event promoting the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia.

    Anyone so passionate about the subject would surely have donated her time free gratis, surely?

  82. Roger

    Somebody get Tim Flannery in here.

  83. John Constantine

    Once australians are freed from the Tyrannies of home ownership, the economy can focus on becoming a true bespoke services economy, where people stop stealing from the economy by locking money up as savings, and spend every cent as soon as they get it.

    A true electronic currency can be paid into your tap and go card account daily or even hourly, so you can spend it as fast as it shows up, and inflation and negative interest rates become meaningless.

    Comrades.

  84. Snoopy

    Rainageddon update (Special NQ bulletin) Townsville Airport in the 48 hours to 9AM this morning – 117.8 mm. Just 282.2 mm shy of the BOM scare.

  85. Stimpson J. Cat

    Actor Magda Szubanski was paid $16,500 to speak at an event promoting the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia.

    Well she certainly didn’t get paid by Weight Watchers.

  86. Roger

    ALP to use tax payers’ money to address a problem governments at all levels have largely created.

    Round and round we go…down the drain.

  87. Snoopy

    Rainageddon update. Brisbane city in the 48 hours to 9AM this morning – 12 mm.

  88. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hurley = Morrison. Baldrick wins.

    The Labor choice would have been Yassminn Axle Magpie or Anne Aly.

  89. John Constantine

    The rental market is tight in rural australia.

    I put up a ‘tiny house’ prefab thing next to the shearingshed, that will serve as shearers quarters once the rort ends.

    Could do it for fifty grand for bachelor accomodation.

    Even now it would rent for a hundred odd bucks a week. Drop that by twenty percent to eighty bucks, pocket the eight and a half grand subsidy

    A divorced scrapheap bloke gets a neat, tidy better than caravan tiny house to live in, and i get twelve grand a year return on the fifty outlay.

    Scam central come on down.

  90. H B Bear

    The intellectual deterioration of Peter Van Onselen is approaching the magnitude of a national calamity, like, say, the facelift of Paul Hogan, or the sex change of Christopher Pyne. Once a reputable historian, he is now a drooling oaf.

    — Bob Ellis

    Bob Ellis enjoys a stopped watch moment. Thank God the old drunk isn’t around to see the Prof today.

  91. jupes

    Actually, I am struggling to think of a GG who I would find acceptable. I can’t actually think of an eminent person of the type who normally gets the job who isn’t left wing.

    I suppose it doesn’t really matter who does get appointed because it is a ceremonial position. Other than the sacking of Whitlam, they don’t actually make decisions. The position is a reward for public service or in the case of Labor appointees, a way to reward service to the Labor Party.

  92. Roger

    ALP Finance Shadow Jim Chalmers looking forward to “our good friends in the unions” assisting as a Shorten Labor government addresses the “cuts and chaos” of the last five years.

  93. jupes

    The intellectual deterioration of Peter Van Onselen is approaching the magnitude of a national calamity, like, say, the facelift of Paul Hogan, or the sex change of Christopher Pyne. Once a reputable historian, he is now a drooling oaf.

    LOL Gold!

  94. Roger

    Actually, I am struggling to think of a GG who I would find acceptable.

    If only Mark Latham hadn’t gone back into politics…

  95. jupes

    If only Mark Latham hadn’t gone back into politics…

    Nah Latho is better in politics where he can influence policy or at least be more free to voice his opinion.

  96. H B Bear

    The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) was one of Plibbers babies and cost billions. Plibbers shouldn’t even be put in charge of a sausage sizzle. Chinese dog-box producers will be licking their lips.

  97. OldOzzie

    jupes
    #2886867, posted on December 16, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Actually, I am struggling to think of a GG who I would find acceptable. I can’t actually think of an eminent person of the type who normally gets the job who isn’t left wing.

    Jupes,

    I think Tony Abbot would be a good choice for GG of Australia given his comittment in life to Community – RFS, Lifesavers, Pollie Bike Ride raising funds for Charities, Indigenous Affairs

  98. Roger

    Nah Latho is better in politics where he can influence policy or at least be more free to voice his opinion.

    But it would have been magnificent trolling of the pending Shorten government.

  99. jupes

    I think Tony Abbot would be a good choice for GG of Australia given his comittment in life to Community – RFS, Lifesavers, Pollie Bike Ride raising funds for Charities, Indigenous Affairs

    True but he’s currently employed.

  100. Snoopy

    I fear the Holy Billy Deane reign is going to appear as golden years in comparison to what’s coming.

  101. mh

    Snoopy
    #2886863, posted on December 16, 2018 at 10:29 am
    Rainageddon update. Brisbane city in the 48 hours to 9AM this morning – 12 mm.

    And on the third day of Rainageddon it finally rained.

  102. H B Bear

    ALP Finance Shadow Jim Chalmers looking forward to “our good friends in the unions” assisting as a Shorten Labor government addresses the “cuts and chaos” of the last five years.

    Not as much as the bruvvas in the unions I’ll bet.

    Chalmers is a poor mans Legover Man. So called “economists” inside the Liars like he and Andrew Leigh are even worse than the mouth breathing union branch stackers and ambulance chasers.

  103. I put up a ‘tiny house’ prefab thing next to the shearingshed, that will serve as shearers quarters once the rort ends.

    You’re dreamin’
    The local council must have disappeared in your area.
    Nothing but nothing gets built cheaply anywhere. Without the big (or once big) capital gain carrot available in cities the numbers do not add up.

  104. Robber Baron

    Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia, Bangladesh.

    There is something that these shit-hole countries have in common, but I just can’t put my finger on it?

    Perhaps cats can help me figure out why big sums of money are being transferred to them via our welfare system.

    By the way, I was at the South Melbourne Market on Friday and I noticed a whole bunch of weird beards. Geez these guys think they are so superior. They just walk and don’t give way to anyone. Such losers.

    Then I was at Northland yesterday. It was like I was in Malaysia. It was full of brown people and bag wearing people pushing prams.

    Australia has fallen people. Time to leave.

  105. lotocoti

    I can no longer tell what is and isn’t parody.

  106. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The European Court of Human Rights ruled that criticism of Muhammad constitutes incitement to hatred — meaning that in Europe, criticizing Muhammad is no longer protected free speech.

    Western civilisation is being euthanised by globalist marxists.

  107. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

    The Spivs and Thieves conference in Adelaide has begun with a display of the lefts racism as anti-Adani protesters interrupt Peanut Heads keynote speech demanding that brown people be stopped from having cheap electricity.
    Protesters removed.
    Nothing should interrupt the planning of the final looting of Australia’s wealth. There are desperate dribbling cretins out there in the audience who want to know what their cut of the loot will be. And Peanut Head is beginning to realise their isn’t enough loot to go around all the parasites that will carry him into power next May.

  108. Roger

    Dr Jim Chalmers – for a doctor he is – is as dangerous as a GP who makes a correct diagnosis but prescribes the wrong treatment: he retains a veneer of authority until such time as the disease becomes chronic.

    He correctly diagnoses Australia’s problem as the disconnect between two decades of unprecedented prosperity and public discontent with the political order.

    Then he prescribes more government as the cure.

  109. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Unions, Labor indivisible’

    Tanya Plibersek kicks off her speech by hailing all of the state and territory Labor leaders, celebrating electoral victories since the 2015 ALP conference in Queensland, the NT, WA, the ACT and most recently Victoria.

    She also pays tribute to the unions.

    “The union movement and Labor are indivisible,” Ms Plibersek says.

    “We’re here for the millions of Australians counting on a pay rise.”

    From the Oz. Any competent campaign manger should have these clowns on toast

  110. JC

    Oh okay rones. Explain to us how you’d competently go after them and win.

    Go!

  111. Roger

    “We’re here for the millions of Australians counting on a pay rise.”

    Labor are going to cut immigration to ease pressure on the labour market and cut red & green tape & company taxes to stimulate productivity?

    No, I didn’t think so.

  112. rickw

    Then I was at Northland yesterday. It was like I was in Malaysia. It was full of brown people and bag wearing people pushing prams.

    Australia has fallen people. Time to leave.

    Yep, northland can give you full exposure to goatfuckistan without the inconvenience of an international flight.

    I look at the quality of these imports and I can only conclude that the only selection criteria is “most likely to fuck Australia “.

  113. rickw

    A divorced scrapheap bloke gets a neat, tidy better than caravan tiny house to live in, and i get twelve grand a year return on the fifty outlay.

    You should be able to do it for less than $50k?

    I had been looking at this and had decided that the key feature was to put it on a steel base frame so it would be considered portable.

  114. Snoopy

    Tropical Cyclone Owen was downgraded to a tropical low at 4:00pm on Saturday, after making landfall south of Kowanyama with wind gusts of up to 170 kph.

    That’s estimated wind speed, not measured. If the gusts had been estimated at just 166 kph Owen would have been rated a Cat 2 cyclone and not a Cat 3.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shorten promises to close the gap

    Bill Shorten kicks off his speech by paying tribute to Tanya Plibersek and his whole parliamentary team.

    He begins by acknowledging indigenous Australians and promises to sit down with indigenous leaders in his first week and talk about “closing the gap”, a “voice to Parliament” and recognition of indigenous Australians in the constitution.

  116. Snoopy

    The Spivs and Thieves conference in Adelaide has begun with a display of the lefts racism as anti-Adani protesters interrupt Peanut Heads keynote speech demanding that brown people be stopped from having cheap electricity.

    It’s curious that the left’s outrage is only directed to Indian-owned Adani and not the Chinese-owned MacMines project as well despite them both being in the Galilee Basin. Could it possibly be because India is a strategic competitor to China?

  117. jupes

    He begins by acknowledging indigenous Australians and promises to sit down with indigenous leaders in his first week and talk about “closing the gap”, a “voice to Parliament” and recognition of indigenous Australians in the constitution.

    Bolta to his credit called him out on this. Reckoned if he does that it would never end. Tits had no real comeback.

  118. Stimpson J. Cat

    I look at the quality of these imports and I can only conclude that the only selection criteria is “most likely to fuck Australia “.

    And when you say Australia, you really mean first cousins.

  119. H B Bear

    Good girl Plibbers. *rolls over* *tummy tickle from da bruvvas*

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shorten to restore penalty rates

    Bill Shorten says he’ll come down “like a tonne of bricks” on employers using 457 visas to fill jobs, rather than training Australians.

    He promises to work with the Australian trade union movement and stand up for Australian workers.

    “Working people are not commodities to be traded at the lowest possible price,” Mr Shorten says.

    “They’re not costs to minimise, they are not anonymous or inevitable casualties of economic and technological change.

    “This is not the Australian way, it is not the Labor way, that is why in our first 100 days, we will restore Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for 700,000 workers.”

    The promises just go rolling on..

  121. Rockdoctor

    Snoopy
    #2886860, posted on December 16, 2018 at 10:24 am

    We got close to 150mm where I am. Creeks all about to spill over but it is clearing out now. A second low formed at lower levels just south of ex Cyclone Owen overnight causing some areas round Ingham to get 400-600mm.

    Roads closed north, south & west still open though I reckon south will close today sometime. All in all not too bad, catchments now primed & if we get the expected rain over Christmas another event like this could be interesting…

  122. Tel

    I put up a ‘tiny house’ prefab thing next to the shearingshed,

    Does anyone have pointers to the rules on trailer accommodation?

    The idea of building such things could be a small business opportunity.

    Might be some difficulty with transport in as much as a sufficiently large trailer would then go beyond what you can pull with a regular tow ball so each move is hiring a prime mover and driver. That said, might not need to move often and the cost of building onsite is ridiculous.

  123. Roger

    “Working people are not commodities to be traded at the lowest possible price,” Mr Shorten says.

    Yet he did just that as a union leader.

    The man is shameless.

  124. John Constantine

    The inspection and accreditation to go with the shorten housing scheme will be interesting.

    Be back rooms in mosquebunkers all over Sydney and Melbourne all full of lawyers and developers and councilors and assessors all out to find the loophole that let’s a cousin put a grannyflat in his backyard and rent it to his cousins kid, while his kid rents a grannyflat in the cousins yard.

    The shorten ndis and shorten rentrorts will be as good as gold.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    Amusingly Shorten’s speech was interrupted by religious fanatics.

  126. John Constantine

    There are speciality trucks to move prefab tiny homes, equipped with crane arms to lift the unit in over fences.

    Seems a grey area about when something is a caravan and needs no permit, and when a structure that does.

  127. bespoke

    Click this link.

    No! fool me once…

  128. Leigh Lowe

    That’s estimated wind speed, not measured. If the gusts had been estimated at just 166 kph Owen would have been rated a Cat 2 cyclone and not a Cat 3.

    It was already demoted to Cat 2 yesterday.
    As predicted, now a rain depression.
    Still, handy for Colesworth stores in the North, with all that stocking up on ‘mergency supplies.
    Armageddon outta here.

  129. Stimpson J. Cat

    ye
    ye
    @kanyewest
    I’ve been trying to do a serious interview speaking on mental health but it seems as though all members of press are afraid to speak to someone who has been diagnosed but is still everyone’s favorite super hero
    9:01 PM · Dec 15, 2018

  130. Jupes:

    Blair at his best. LITTLE GRETA BOSSYBERG, HEROINE OF AUTHORITARIAN GIRL CHILDREN EVERYWHERE

    Remarkable at how people who putatively hate Nazis can turn out the same product with the same fanaticism as the Fuhrer – witness the creation of a continent of Nextgen Hitler Jugend.

  131. Robber Baron

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2886910, posted on December 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    Who would like to become psychotically enraged on a Sunday?
    Click this link.

    Well worth a parliamentary study tour. Tim Wilson et al must study study study and then report back to parliament.

  132. Stimpson J. Cat

    No! fool me once…

    No seriously, you need to know just how bad things really are.
    The rage it will generate within will sustain you through the tough times when you consider being ambivalent and unwilling to fight for your beliefs.
    We don’t fight for ourselves, we fight for our children.
    People forget this.

  133. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Be back rooms in mosquebunkers all over Sydney and Melbourne all full of lawyers and developers and councilors and assessors all out to find the loophole that let’s a cousin put a grannyflat in his backyard and rent it to his cousins kid, while his kid rents a grannyflat in the cousins yard.

    I’ll bet good money that that’s exactly the situation that arises. It will be difficult to control – all the girls will be named “Fatima” and all the boys “Mohammed.” Childcare rorts, anyone?

  134. John Constantine

    https://www.dezeen.com/2018/01/16/opod-james-law-cybertecture-hong-kong-micro-apartments-concrete-pipes-low-cost-housing-crisis/

    Stack a hundred and twenty of these in a pile and get a million a year in subsidies.

    The dogbox landsharks will be off and running.

    Chicom peoples liberation army slavelabour flown in, corrupt council officers paid off, away we go.

  135. bespoke

    Ok Stimp’s but after C.L posting jiggling Gillard links you can understand my trepidation.

  136. John Constantine

    Sort of surprised that dealers aren’t importing prefab tiny homes from China in shipping containers to sell on the aussie market, but culturally the chicom market is all about stacking teeming masses tight and high, not about the luxury of a whole ten square meter house on land for a single person

  137. Nick

    As a member of one of the naughty clubs that only have members, at least Fairfax acknowledged the women’s only clubs that exist, though qualified any talk of scuh clubs having to integrate

    Dr Rosewarne said she believed there was a case for women-only venues such as gyms, swimming pools or clubs because of historical discrimination.

    They get away with such tosh, too.

  138. Snoopy

    Sort of surprised that dealers aren’t importing prefab tiny homes from China in shipping containers to sell on the aussie market,

    They are already selling apartments made up of three or four fully fitted containers. Stack them up, add a stairwell and bingo!

  139. John Constantine

    Had to look to refresh memory, but it seems that builders are pushing the loopholes for transportable grannyflats.

    3.5 tonnes limit for general towing with a solid high rated ute/towball.

    Truck with a ringfeeder towing set up can go higher.

    Once you are on the disability pension, with your missus on the carers pension, with a heap of kids on benefits, you have the spare time to throw up a tiny kit cabin, with your disability cousins helping out, and get the extra eight grand a year on offer.

    The first home owners scheme banned caravans and transportables from qualifying, and you would expect public service paperwork to be an important part of this scheme as well.

  140. Bruce of Newcastle

    Queen Ann Attacks!!!

    I think she’s referring to this story from a couple days ago.
    RDS hitting is Amy Schumer very hard.

  141. Bruce of Newcastle

    I should’ve added a warning for the link: click if you dare having your brain melt because of the sheer inanity.

  142. C.L.

    Sort of surprised that dealers aren’t importing prefab tiny homes from China in shipping containers to sell on the aussie market

    Or that there aren’t bogan Aussies in Beijing piling them into shopping carts.

  143. JC

    I believe her.

    Schumer has talked about women and their appearance before. During a podcast interview in October, the 37-year-old said that she feels “really bad” for hot women.

    “Being a woman sucks. It’s very difficult, and something else that we’ve all realized is like, we are sexualized like, all the time — even when it seems crazy — so I feel really bad for these girls who are so hot because guys can’t handle it,” she said.

    “You can’t have a conversation. Everything’s gonna skew sexual and you’re gonna be treated differently. And honestly, I actually feel really bad for them.”

  144. C.L.

    I feel really bad for these girls who are so hot because guys can’t handle it

    Uh-huh.

  145. John Constantine:

    Even held a small aussie explorer with huge lithium brine leases in Argentina.

    Dropped $10k on that one, I think. They swapped all the brine resources for an iron ore deposit.
    Forgot the name of the company. Pack of idiots.

  146. Tom

    Bwahaha. According to ugly fat slag Amy Schumer, hot chicks are victims. Tell that to the chickybabes, you frigid old aunt. With a diseased mind like that, it’s wonder she can’t get a root.

  147. DrBeauGan

    “Being a woman sucks. It’s very difficult, and something else that we’ve all realized is like, we are sexualized like, all the time — even when it seems crazy — so I feel really bad for these girls who are so hot because guys can’t handle it,” she said.

    “You can’t have a conversation. Everything’s gonna skew sexual and you’re gonna be treated differently. And honestly, I actually feel really bad for them.”

    That would explain why Notafan, and Gab and other women here are so reluctant to advance their opinions.

  148. C.L.

    I remember a hottie running for Vice-President of the United States (no, not Richard Nixon).
    As I recall, men handled it pretty well. Feminists, however, lost their minds.

  149. Notafan

    That would explain why Notafan, and Gab and other women here are so reluctant to advance their opinions.

    I’m confused, how does this affect commenting on an anonymous online forum.

  150. C.L.

    I think BG was paying you a compliment, ‘fan.

  151. bespoke

    Notafan he’s crawling next he will be buying flowers and chocolates.

  152. JC

    Please, lets not get too tough on Amy. It’s not that sort of blog,

  153. cohenite

    I’m confused, how does this affect commenting on an anonymous online forum.

    I can always tell whether a person commenting is attractive, or not.

  154. Notafan

    Okay but I’m too old to be worried about being hot or not

  155. cohenite

    Stop Wasting our Dam Water
    By Viv Forbes,

    The Saltbush Club today accused state and federal governments of wasting water often desperately needed everywhere west of Australia’s Great Dividing Range. The “Saltbush Water Watch” has been established to monitor government action and inaction and report on priorities.

    The Executive Director of the fast-growing Saltbush Club, Mr Viv Forbes, said “From Adelaide to Longreach we have allowed green subversives to prevent new dam construction and to dictate the waste of water caught in existing dams.”

    “Without water conservation the Murray River would turn back into a string of disconnected waterholes every big drought. More reliable fresh water has benefitted humans and nature all along the river.

    “Luckily (and predictably), Tim Flannery’s climate alarm forecast of endless drought has proved wrong, or this area of Australia would now be depopulated.

    “The green activists behind the water waste are not pro-environment – they are anti-human.

    “The Saltbush Club is in the process of setting up several “Watch Groups” to investigate, monitor and report on this political war on human activity. It has appointed Mr Ron Pike, “A Bushie from the Back of Barellan” to lead the Saltbush Water Watch.

    “Ron has a lifetime of experience of farming, irrigation and politics in the Murray Darling Basin. He was the first farmer to use water from the Snowy Scheme to irrigate his farm in 1961.

    Ron says:
    “The food we eat, the water we drink and the power we use for most of our endeavours, are available only because previous generations invested their know-how and money for the future.

    “It is time this generation did the same.”

    Ron’s first statement on behalf of the Saltbush Water Watch can be found here:
    http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/green-vampires.pdf

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    Okay but I’m too old to be worried about being hot or not

    Stop that talk.
    The number 1 indicator of mental illness is when standards of grooming and appearance fall off.
    Stay motivated Sane people.
    Don’t make tell you all again.
    😁

  157. Top Ender

    936 Catalaxxy time for the new GG announcement.

    Clock is ticking.

    Which will be the first media organisation/person to condemn a stale pale male for again taking the job?

  158. John Constantine

    ADY admiralty resources, Winston.

    Had the massive Argentine lithium project and threw it all away for nothing at the last moment.

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/admiralty-soars-on-44b-lithium-deposit-20070724-gdqosf.html

    “Admiralty reckons the brines at Rincon contain an expected 1.4 million tonnes of lithium and 50.8 million tonnes of potash.

    Shares in Admiralty soared 18.5c, or 46 per cent, to 58.5c.”

    Today ADY is a cent a share flicker of a ghost, not holding now of course. I had tried to wipe out the memories of those days. I was lucky enough to get out when the mafia started to gamble on it through structured loans that weren’t money and shareholding derivitives that weren’t anything.

    Never heard if mick gatto got to have a chat with the moneymen, but there was a newspaper article after the crash with him hopping on a plane to go do some consulting on behalf of a chap who lost big.

  159. Roger

    Theresa May gets agry over a perceived personal slight from Juncker but calms down when it is revealed to be a misunderstanding.

    She doesn’t get angry at the way the UK is being treated by Juncker & Co., though.

    Just about sums up the West’s useless, self-interested political class.

  160. Top Ender

    Top Ender would like to recall his post of 137pm.

    Having researched David Hurley a bit, and seen two emails from people who served directly with him in the ADF, I have realised he’s a clone of that Morrison who wears high heels.

  161. Top Ender

    The Oz is running a puff piece on Bruce Springsteen.

    Hooks the reader in with the suggestion he might run against Trump, before 1/3rd of the way in revealing Brucie saying he won’t do any such thing.

    My comment I just had published:

    “It’s a 2½ hour marathon…

    an album featuring the 15 songs he performs nightly”

    2.5 hours with 15 songs of about four minutes each. 60 minutes of music and 1.5 hours of Springsteen preaching to the crowd?

    Springsteen also reveals a lot of his songs are about factory workers, but he’s never been in a factory.

  162. bespoke

    You need to better then that Top Ender, I recon some personal sacrifice like cutting off a finger or buying monty dinner.

  163. John Constantine

    Opes Prime.ADY was in their stable.

    Nice business model, loan money to prominent racing identities to buy massively overpriced spec mining shares, with the legal title to the shares staying in the scam and the legal liability for the debt against the personal wealth of the borrowers entire collateral.

    Almost exactly like Australia’s mortgage industry today.

  164. JC

    A pal sent me his thoughts in the Huawei issue. good summation.

    You have to question the sanity of the Chinese government:
    1) Huawei is in the dog box in the West
    2) America asks for extradition of their CFO via Canada
    3) The Chinese arrest two Canadians in retaliation

    Is there any outcome where Huawei is not totally fucked now?
    The stupid Chinese government has just confirmed that they and Huawei are indivisible. And then people attribute intelligence to governments.

  165. Atoms for Peace

    I wonder if our edgy climatista choirs will do any covers of EID songs?

  166. John Constantine

    Opes Prime was the share price Ponzi scheme that overinflated spec shareprices by creating foolish levels of high debt easy credit demand.

    Like the population Ponzi and interest only multiple dogbox apartments lending.

    The personal response from the mass imported peasants when they have their heavy geared property go underwater will be interesting.

    We could see ourselves some real vendetta paybacks.

  167. John Constantine

    All chicom billionaires serve at the pleasure of the Tyrants people’s liberation army.

    One belt one road one way.

    Comrades.

  168. Oh come on

    “You can’t have a conversation. Everything’s gonna skew sexual and you’re gonna be treated differently. And honestly, I actually feel really bad for them.”

    Newsflash. Males try to get into attractive women’s pants when the time is right (so at bars, clubs, when socialising etc). What’s the number one way they do that? By making them laugh whilst engaging in sexually suggestive banter. And you know what? It works! And it works because the ladies play along, too. If they aren’t interested they tend to let guys know pretty damn fast.

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What do these so-called Christians suppose God thinks of all of this Christmas Carol take over of His Son’s birthday? One good thing, from the clip that I saw on Outsiders, is that these happy clappers can’t enunciate so it’s not possible to make out what abominations they are singing. Maybe God is making his feelings known in that way. 🙂

  170. John Constantine

    Would their Andrews Nazgul occupying regime order vikpol to arrest one of the Tyrants operatives?.

    Taking the money offered as a gift creates an eternal obligation.

  171. Leigh Lowe

    The personal response from the mass imported peasants when they have their heavy geared property go underwater will be interesting.

    We could see ourselves some real vendetta paybacks.

    No vendetta required.
    The banking ombudsman will be scanning Twatter daily.
    As soon as GetUp line up their first “racist banks irresponsible lending to migrants” meme, the rivers of gold will flow to Pakistan via Western Sydney.

  172. Stimpson J. Cat

    By making them laugh whilst engaging in sexually suggestive banter.

    I have to be honest.
    I really don’t know if any of the Catallaxy Women have been good enough to see what’s inside Santa Stimpys sack this year.
    Sorry Ladies.

  173. Oh come on

    3) The Chinese arrest two Canadians in retaliation

    This one is really, really dumb. Classic ChiCom tit-for-tat logic, though. Not surprising. But nevertheless, talk about shooting yourself in the foot. The Chinese like to crap on about their rule of law. Yeah nah that’s clearly not a thing in China, as can so obviously be seen.

  174. Snoopy

    Mandy Marmion was in Salamanca Place, one of Hobart’s popular nightspots, for a work function when the incident occurred.

    Ms Marmion, a mother of two, said she had a couple of drinks at dinner and believes a drink was then spiked at a bar about 11:30 pm on Saturday.

    Uh huh.

  175. BorisG

    When I joined the Labor Party, it contained the cream of the working class. But, as I look about me now, all I see is the dregs of the middle class. When will you middle class perverts stop using the Labor Party as an intellectual spittoon?”

    Were working class communists more for your liking ?

  176. H B Bear

    Springsteen also reveals a lot of his songs are about factory workers, but he’s never been in a factory.

    He might have seen one from a helicopter to the concert. His PA probably explained what they were.

  177. bespoke

    Top Ender
    #2886975, posted on December 16, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    Ok, Bespoke, done!

    Well I glad you chose that only a sick dude would buy monty dinner.

  178. notafan

    “The most common way a drink is spiked is with more alcohol”

    Now who is going to do that in a bar to a random stranger for no particular reason?

    Someone with a big but cleverly concealed bottle of vodka who enjoys seeing women make spectacles of themselves?

  179. notafan

    If there are concerns then the first thing they should be doing is a blood alcohol test.

  180. Stimpson J. Cat

    Someone with a big but cleverly concealed bottle of vodka who enjoys seeing women make spectacles of themselves?

    In my experience the easiest way to make Women make spectacles of themselves is to give them an audience.

  181. thefrollickingmole

    Perth pubs stress testing the concept that if you have “location” there is no logical limit to how shit your door staff can be or any realistic upper limit on the price of a stubbie of Mexican pisswater.
    Cheers north ridge I’ll be sure to drop back in another 20 years.

  182. cohenite

    It’s been put up before but it’s worth repeating; a great speech by Jo Nova about how the Australian grid is being ruined by the alarmists:

  183. None

    Which will be the first media organisation/person to condemn a stale pale male for again taking the job?

    don’t forget that Morrison is trying very hard to be work so there’s no guarantees will have a stale pale male; we would have a one legged bkack Asian lesbian transsexual.

  184. None

    I have to be honest.
    I really don’t know if any of the Catallaxy Women have been good enough to see what’s inside Santa Stimpys sack this year.
    Sorry Ladies.

    We’re not, Stimpy.

  185. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cheers north ridge I’ll be sure to drop back in another 20 years.

    Try Varnish on King St if you like whiskey and bourbon.
    Or Northbridge Brewing company for Beer.

  186. Stimpson J. Cat

    We’re not, Stimpy.

    Of course you aren’t.

    Women Are Never Sorry.

    Everyone Knows This.

  187. John Constantine

    Their shorten looting cartel will be insuring the banks that are too big too fail.

    The union super funds own heaps of bank shares.

    The mass imported voteherds have been totally geared by the banks into the world’s most Ponzi dependent property market.

    Who pays?.

    They will have wargamed a way to get pale stale unmortgaged property to pay.

  188. Drivers may think twice about using their mobile phones, after the NSW Government announced a trial of world-first technology able to catch them in the act while behind the wheel.

    The cameras will use artificial intelligence to detect people illegally using their phones while driving and can be used in all weather, day or night.

    FMD

  189. Next $500 automated fine for any distracting behaviour (such as scratching your [email protected] or picking your nose while driving).

  190. H B Bear

    Despite the sheer fvcktardedness of Cricket Australia and the Australian Test team the Second Test is a beauty.

  191. Mark from Melbourne

    It is, HB.

    But who knew one hand one bounce was now the law?

  192. mh

    Springsteen also reveals a lot of his songs are about factory workers, but he’s never been in a factory.

    Further, Bruce Springsteen supports politicians who have overseen those factory jobs being moved offshore, and campaigns against the politicians who have overseen those jobs moving back to the US.

    Bruce Springsteen – the worker’s champion.

  193. 132andBush

    The cameras will use artificial intelligence to detect people illegally using their phones while driving and can be used in all weather, day or night.

    Why can’t they use AI to detect drivers who come from cultures where a donkey and cart is the primary mode of transport?!
    They could then be sent back to driving school and not let out till they can perform at a satisfactory level rather than just ticking the boxes, so to speak, for a license.
    Would make driving around Griffith and surrounds a lot less “sporty”.

  194. Rae

    SloMos announcement of his choice for G-G 7 months early is just a bit of ill-considered gamesmanship.

    If future Prime Minister Shorten really wants to he can have G-G Designate Hurley removed, and his own nominee appointed instead. It can be done, albeit not easily.

  195. Senile Old Guy:

    Under the 10-year, $6.6-billion scheme, investors who build new properties would get a subsidy of $8,500 a year, on the condition they keep the rent at 20 per cent below market rates.

    They can’t help themselves. Shorten knows it will blow up the economy by continuing to inflate the property boom that needed major corrections five years ago, but he’ll continue because he reckons he won’t get caught out on his watch.
    Besides which, he can just taste that pot of gold which is the Prime Ministership.
    Then he’ll move onto a UN seat…

  196. JC

    The purported birth last month of the world’s first gene-edited human babies, claimed by a Chinese scientist, spurred a wave of global outrage. Scientists denounced the (as yet unconfirmed) experiment as irresponsible, and the development reinforced fears that the redesigning of DNA is moving ahead too fast and without necessary oversight.

    The proliferation of similar experiments on farm animals in recent years supports those concerns. Though rapid strides have been made to map genomes—the full set of genes for humans, animals, insects and plants—scientists have only begun to understand what the tens of thousands of individual genes do. Moreover, they are far from unraveling how those genes interact with each other.

    Scientists around the world are editing the genes of livestock to create meatier pigs, cashmere goats with longer hair and cold-weather cows that can thrive in the tropics. The goals are to improve agricultural productivity, produce hardier beasts and reduce practices that are costly or considered inhumane. But amid some successes, disturbing outcomes are surfacing.

    What were some of these deformities.

    When Chinese researchers deleted a gene that limits muscle growth in mammals so that rabbits would grow leaner, their creations exhibited an unusual characteristic: enlarged tongues. Similar experiments on Chinese pigs led some to develop an additional vertebrae.

    LOl.

  197. classical_hero

    It seems like with the policies of the Labor Party it’s going to be a chaotic 3 years. I think we could even have a depression if things really go bad.

  198. Stimpson J. Cat

    Then he’ll move onto a UN seat…

    Extremely unlikely.
    He is definitely qualified to be a UN Peacekeeper though.

  199. Stimpson J. Cat

    their creations exhibited an unusual characteristic: enlarged tongues.

    Gene Simmons a Chinese Clone Confirmed!!!
    I f$cking knew it.
    They’ve been at it for decades.
    Ratf$ckers.

  200. Speedbox

    classical_hero
    #2887011, posted on December 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    It seems like with the policies of the Labor Party it’s going to be a chaotic 3 years.

    Sadly,we need to think that a double term is likely. The ALP will bolt it in his election with a substantial majority. Only a colossal screw up will mean they get only one term, but you can be sure that there will be sufficient freebies to assure a second term.

    Of course, that assumes there is a competent political opposition available to take the fight up to the ALP.

  201. wivenhoe

    develop an additional vertebrae.

    Oh, so cool, I am missing a vertebrae, there is hope for me yet.

  202. John Constantine

    Paying the subsidy for new rentals, but having it stop upon sale, non transferable to new owner.

    One way to remove stock of housing from the auction system.

    Or does it remove investor demand from old stock?.

    Scheme would work best for big super funds doing dogbox apartment tower developments.

    Big Union super maaaaaaaaates.

  203. H B Bear

    But who knew one hand one bounce was now the law?

    Looked OK to me. All replays of those types of catches do is introduce doubt.

  204. John Constantine:
    Just had a quick look at the micro apartments.
    What a bloody nightmare.
    If one was to sit at the computer, where would you put your legs?
    Having a shower? People would be slipping and crunching their skulls on the concrete curve basewall.
    Why not a Hexagon? Or even a Pentagon? Surely the casting cost would be no more?

  205. calli

    Then he’ll move onto a UN seat…

    He and Kevni can fight over the toilet seat.

  206. C.L.

    Drivers may think twice about using their mobile phones, after the NSW Government announced a trial of world-first technology able to catch them in the act while behind the wheel.

    The cameras will use artificial intelligence to detect people illegally using their phones while driving and can be used in all weather, day or night.

    The basic principle here is that the state can do whatever it likes to spy on citizens simply because some people will be caught doing something unlawful. That was the modus operandi of the Gestapo.

    Another triumph for freedom from the Liberal Party.

  207. calli

    Those microapartments are a ridiculous waste of space. If you were to whack and stack concrete tubes for people to live in you would do them on a square profile, at least for the floors.

  208. John Constantine:
    Thanks for that – yes, Admiralty was the one.

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Looked OK to me. All replays of those types of catches do is introduce doubt.

    Exactly HB.
    Often they will look for a low camera from “head on”.
    That is, if it is a catch in slips they look for a low camera from mid-on.
    Problem is, the ground has a drainage fall on it and, from that low angle, often the bottom third or half of the ball seems to “disappear” below ground level when on reality it is an inch or two above the ground.

  210. Tel

    The basic principle here is that the state can do whatever it likes to spy on citizens simply because some people will be caught doing something unlawful. That was the modus operandi of the Gestapo.

    Another triumph for freedom from the Liberal Party.

    At least in NSW the cops still bother to go after bad guys … in between shallow and obvious revenue raising activities.

  211. Bruce of Newcastle

    Was just looking at Nine 5pm news in between overs. Murder reported in a housing commission block in Melbourne.

    Every time some Labor government builds one of those things…low cost housing…it turns into a festering hole.

    It’s the same for housing commission precincts, like the one which used to be at the top of my street until the NSW government finally bulldozed it. It was notorious. Nowadays the NSW housing commission carefully spreads low cost housing all over a city in little parcels so that the ferals can’t get together and putrefy so easily.

    Which makes me wonder about Shorten’s low rent subsidised building of 250,000 houses.

    That’s ‘way too many to spread around. They’ll have to be whole new suburbs. So those new suburbs are going to be magnets for all the same people who end up in cheap housing commission units. All together. In one great big suburb of misery.

    May as well but a 5m tall fence around the whole thing, since the police won’t be able to control them.

    As for microapartments, wow. Instant drug dens.

  212. vlad

    Seriously I wish there were a list of the words you’re not allowed to say here. I suspect what binned my latest binned comment was the name Muss- o’li ni.

  213. vlad

    Okay, I’ll try a test now.

    Mussolini was an Italian dictator.

  214. vlad

    Ha-ha (laughs) I just now tried a very innocuous test comment re the late and unlamented Ben ito and it got binned. Worth noting. I suspect Git-ler wouldn’t get through either. (Note for the uncyrillic: G for H in that alphabet.)

  215. Snoopy

    Scheme would work best for big super funds doing dogbox apartment tower developments.

    Big Union super maaaaaaaaates.

    Excellent observation. Anyone else is going to have try and get money from gun-shy banks.

  216. Bill Shorten plans to overhaul environmental laws as soon as he is elected.
    That’s a direct threat to farming, mining, fishing and forestry.
    Bring it on Bill, we’re primed and already have plenty of yellow vests.

  217. Steve trickler

    Nice dress, Melania.👀



  218. John Constantine

    Twenty-five percent of the non government workforce hangs upon the population property Ponzi scheme.

    Without constant legs of growth it wobbles and collapses.

    How do you level out a Ponzi?.

    Can shorten raid super to do it?.

  219. Muddy

    BREAKING:
    Public health officials in Washington D.C. believe that the chemicals used to embalm Nancy Pelosi twelve years ago are beginning to break down and may pose a threat to those who have regular interactions with her corpse.

  220. Bruce of Newcastle

    Are they the same chemicals that they used for Ruth Bader Ginsberg?

  221. H B Bear

    Are they the same chemicals that they used for Ruth Bader Ginsberg?

    I think that is a question for Graegooglery. He knows all about preserving the old girls.

  222. Top Ender

    Yes indeed!

    Seriously I wish there were a list of the words you’re not allowed to say here.
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    Seriously I wish there were a list of the words you’re not allowed to say here.
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  223. Muddy

    Apparently they used common superglue for RBG, Bruce. She’s fine if not exposed to sunlight, I believe. Or mirrors.

  224. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The joys of being a volunteer firery. Stinking hot, a brisk wind, a very high fire danger, and some sniveling muppet doesn’t understand the words “Total Fire Ban.”

  225. H B Bear

    All the signs out of the Liars conference suggest Peanut Head will be lead around by the Left. Could be even worse than thought.

  226. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    All the signs out of the Liars conference suggest Peanut Head will be lead around by the Left. Could be even worse than thought.

    I kept being reminded of Gough Whitlam, in 1972. Free stuff for all, and don’t worry how it will all be paid for.

  227. Muddy

    H B Bear
    #2887048, posted on December 16, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    All the signs out of the Liars conference…

    I wonder if they’d be interested in my Ministry for Barbeques idea? It certainly has the potential for extra employment. Ticketed bruvvers only of course.

  228. H B Bear

    I kept being reminded of Gough Whitlam, in 1972. Free stuff for all, and don’t worry how it will all be paid for.

    I wasn’t around for the Great Man thank God. Worth remembering these Liars are the dregs of the R-G-R years, arguably the worst government since him by some margin.

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I wasn’t around for the Great Man thank God.

    You didn’t miss much. A Government lurching from catastrophe to crisis, and back to disaster. It does my blood pressure no good when those who weren’t even born in 1975, tell me how Gough freed all the slaves, gave women the vote, and got Australian out of Viet Nam.

  230. H B Bear

    Marsh out cheaply. Caught behind pulling. Wattoesque.

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