Monday Forum: January 7, 2019

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  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    Fear not Byron Bay!
    You will be taxed and you will like it!

    Seeing that Byron Bay has almost 50% Green primary vote I suspect they will like it…won’t they?

  2. DavidH

    From what the Day After Tomorrow informed me …

    An equally informative documentary film is “San Andreas”.

  3. Confused Old Misfit

    I suspect they will like it…won’t they?

    Greens are they?
    Then they had bloody well better like it!

  4. DavidH

    That’s not exactly comforting …

    If it helps you, the research paper in which I found that information (i.e. offshore landslips that can cause 5m tsunamis) said they they occur “at multi-millenial timescales”.

  5. DrBeauGan

    Dr Melissa Wolfe
    Senior Lecturer
    Monash University

    has relied on everyone having defective bullshit detectors.

  6. W Hogg

    m0nty
    #2901223, posted on January 7, 2019 at 9:39 pm
    I am confused. You lot have sworn blind in previous stoushes that Nazism is leftist. Yet, you are mostly Cottrell-curious if not outright supportive, despite his obvious affinity with and support for Hitler. Where are your loud denunciations of Erikson and Cottrell as putrid leftists? I was expecting to see a bunch of you who told me that these blokes are socialist scum, yet you are openly sympathetic towards them? Your cognitive dissonance is striking.

    It’s possible to be a Jooo hater and admire Hitler’s nationalism without taking on his entire socialist manifesto. I have met small govt racists – my parents were both right wing and racist. It’s just vastly less frequent to find rabid anti Semitism without going full hard left.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    DavidH – Have you seen the Royal Society report into Krakatoa from 1888? It’s a very interesting read.

    The eruption of Krakatoa, and subsequent phenomena

    Free download in various formats.

  8. feelthebern

    Alabama.
    As much fight in them as Brandis had on the free speech legislation.

  9. calli

    From areff’s link:

    Thus, we promote conversations that produce generative experiential knowledges that traverse privileging knowledges of recognition.

    Dr Woolfe says it best when she says nothing at all.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    Opinion piece in NY Post re the 20th anniversary of JFK Jnr spearing into the sea.
    Some of it a bit caustic (probably a reaction to the canonization of JFK Minor by the MSM) but generally on the money, notably
    (1) The myth that flying was his only refuge from the paparazzi and tabloids. He revelled in media attention and craved it constantly,
    (2) The fabled “Kennedy curse” which, in many cases, was nothing more than the natural consequences of narcissistic personality disorder which runs strong in the Kennedy genes,
    (3) The disgraceful treatment of his wife’s family by the Jennedy enforcers in the days after the prang.
    I particularly liked the following dose of reality check:-

    … he had a new Piper Saratoga, a craft far too sophisticated for a beginner; that he was stressed over his failing magazine and his possibly troubled marriage; that he had less than an hour in the air at night without an instructor; that he wasn’t “instrument-rated,” meaning he was able only to pilot manually in clear weather; and that instead of hugging the lit-up coastline, flying from New Jersey to Hyannis, he went out over the dark ocean.
    .
    “How could this happen?” one friend asks in the special.
    .
    Really? How could it not?

    Indeed.
    .
    .
    And this particularly scathing – but accurate – view of political dynasties generally and the current crop of Kennedys in particular.

    Dynastic American politics — yet another scourge, one that accounts for the fly strip of mediocre third- and fourth-generation Kennedys still hanging around.

    Ouch!!!

  11. None

    If it helps you, the research paper in which I found that information (i.e. offshore landslips that can cause 5m tsunamis) said they they occur “at multi-millenial timescales”.

    I was only thinking via that day how earthquakes happen in my part of Australia about every 50 or so years and we’re due for another big e

  12. Crossie

    feelthebern
    #2901660, posted on January 8, 2019 at 12:37 pm
    Roberts is the best thing that GWB did during his doomed presidency.

    Roberts was a great disappointment to Republican voters when he cast a deciding vote for Obamacare justifying it on the grounds that it’s a tax.

    Alito is the real deal.

  13. None

    Dr Woolfe says it best when she says nothing at all

    That part just says that whatever I feelz is true and everything everyone else work to understand or quantify through observation analysis and experimentation is oppressive white privilege.

  14. calli

    Day After Tomorrow?

    San Andreas?

    2012?

    Nothing beats Knowing. Nothing.

  15. feelthebern

    I’m seeing the future.
    Bandanna man tweeting, commenting, writing in his column (is that still a thing) about Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence.
    That’s right, he really, really, really loves Jesus.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=trevor+lawrence&rlz=1C1ASUM_enAU767AU767&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiJn_rZp93fAhVNtIsKHZGnDU0Q_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=969

  16. calli

    Punctuation is everything.

    Dr Woolfe should try it.

    Also, writing in English would be helpful.

  17. feelthebern

    Roberts was a great disappointment to Republican voters when he cast a deciding vote for Obamacare justifying it on the grounds that it’s a tax.

    But it is/was a tax.
    Just because the GOP were a pack of morons & couldn’t sell that to the punters isn’t JR’s fault.
    A John Roberts supreme court is a safe supreme court.
    Kavanaugh will disappoint all his supporters when he does what all swampies do, tries to be friendly with the left.

  18. feelthebern

    Kavanaugh will let you down.
    Don’t get too invested in him.

  19. None

    Justice Kennedy was a Californian weed head whose obergefell ruling was one of the most fuckwitted twusted judgements in human history. I got the feelz says the judge because I’m terrified of dying. He should havebeen put into a psychiatric home years ago.

  20. feelthebern

    I’ve seen Alabama lose before.
    But I have never seen them be on the wrong end of a beat-down.
    Bookies erections bigger than Bill Clinton’s when he was on Epstein island.

  21. None

    I agree with the feels on Kavanaugh though.

  22. min

    Well I did say that was information from 3 clairvoyants . I won’t ask them for the lotto numbers.

  23. Zyconoclast

    Not so dumb! Blondes have more complex DNA, study reveals

    Blondes may have a ditzy reputation, but their lighter locks are far more complex than scientists thought.

    For true blonde hair requires some 200 genetic variants – compared with 60 for brown hair and even less for redheads.

    In one of the biggest studies of its kind scientists at the Medical Research Council’s human genetics unit analysed DNA from 39,397 blonde women and men of European descent.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6563471/Not-dumb-Blonds-complex-DNA-study-says.html

  24. feelthebern

    Kavanaugh is not a mental giant.
    That’s why GWB was boosting for him pre his confirmation vote.
    Roberts & Gorsuch are the hard-men of the supreme court.
    You have to give RBG credit. She’s showing more fight than Paul Ryan with only 10% of the physical capacity.

  25. m0nty
    #2901223, posted on January 7, 2019 at 9:39 pm
    I am confused. You lot have sworn blind in previous stoushes that Nazism is leftist. Yet, you are mostly Cottrell-curious if not outright supportive, despite his obvious affinity with and support for Hitler. Where are your loud denunciations of Erikson and Cottrell as putrid leftists? I was expecting to see a bunch of you who told me that these blokes are socialist scum, yet you are openly sympathetic towards them? Your cognitive dissonance is striking.

    It’s possible to be a Jooo hater and admire Hitler’s nationalism without taking on his entire socialist manifesto. I have met small govt racists – my parents were both right wing and racist. It’s just vastly less frequent to find rabid anti Semitism without going full hard left.

    Wow, W Hogg. What a life you must have led, to get you to this intellectual position. “Nazism, but with more immiseration of the poor.”

  26. Zyconoclast

    University seminar teaches faculty not to judge ‘quality’ of writing when grading

    GRADING AIN’T JUST GRADING:
    RETHINKING WRITING ASSESSMENT
    ECOLOGIES TOWARDS ANTIRACIST ENDS

    This plenary will argue against the use of conventional standards in college courses that grade student writing by single standards. Inoue will discuss the ways that White language supremacy is perpetuated in college classrooms despite the better intentions of faculty, particularly through the practices of grading writing.

    https://edspace.american.edu/ariwa/

  27. Mitch M.

    If it helps you, the research paper in which I found that information (i.e. offshore landslips that can cause 5m tsunamis) said they they occur “at multi-millenial timescales”

    That digs up a very old memory of an acquaintance telling me that there is evidence of tsunamis far inland in SE Qld.

    Historical evidence uncovers a story of thousands of tsunamis hitting Australian shores and washing over Sydney Heads, the imposing headlands that border Sydney Harbour.

  28. DrBeauGan

    Wow, W Hogg. What a life you must have led, to get you to this intellectual position. “Nazism, but with more immiseration of the poor.”

    In asking for Naziism without socialism, he shows he wants less immiseration of the poor. I doubt he will get it, totalitarianism inevitably leads to the immiseration of everyone.

  29. DrBeauGan

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2901796, posted on January 8, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    Some rather interesting Vaccine news.

    Maybe. Colour me sceptical.

  30. Speedbox

    The “Day After Tomorrow” informed me… An equally informative documentary film is “San Andreas”.

    The graphics in those films were impressive. Acting, not so much.

    Another was Deep Impact. (Same comment about the acting).

  31. feelthebern

    When you compare Valentine Holmes to every single player on the field today for ‘bama v clemson, he would not beat a single one of them.
    How does he expect to replicate what Hayne did, who at the time was explosive in everything he did?
    I wish Holmes well, but I can’t see him succeeding.

  32. Crossie

    feelthebern
    #2901778, posted on January 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm
    Roberts was a great disappointment to Republican voters when he cast a deciding vote for Obamacare justifying it on the grounds that it’s a tax.

    But it is/was a tax.

    No, Medicare is a tax as everyone is covered by it and the levied via taxes. Obamacare forced people to buy insurance from private insurance companies.

  33. JC

    What’s the story with the World Bank, Annie? Give us the scoop.

  34. feelthebern

    No, Medicare is a tax as everyone is covered by it and the levied via taxes. Obamacare forced people to buy insurance from private insurance companies.

    No.
    It forced people to pay horrendous penalties if they did not take out the insurance.
    That’s why it was so insidious.
    People were free not to purchase it, as long as they paid the penalty.
    Like a gazillion dollars.
    Yes it’s technical, but that’s what laws are.
    I believe Thomas Moore was of the same opinion.

  35. Infidel Tiger

    PS, all 3 of those coaches are at public universities.
    Each of those coaches is the highest paid public official in each of their 3 states.
    Alabama;
    Ohio;
    Michigan.

    Quite incredible.

    It’s outrageous that College athletes can not earn a dime., but the networks and colleges earn billions from them.

    They should be able to earn millions, but the money must be held in trust until they graduate.

  36. cohenite

    Historical evidence uncovers a story of thousands of tsunamis hitting Australian shores and washing over Sydney Heads, the imposing headlands that border Sydney Harbour.

    When I studied geomorphology there was a fierce debate between 2 professors (well, by fierce I mean they occasionally sneered when talking about each other) about whether the river trench just NW of Lochinvar was caused by glaciers, tides or a Tsunami. If anyone is interested when you travel on the old road through Lochinvar and leave the town going west as you go through the hill crest to the right there is a pronounced U shape with a trickle being the Hunter river running down the middle. Whatever caused the U shape was big.

  37. feelthebern

    John Roberts was right in his ruling that the Federal government had the right to tax its citizens.
    Either he, or whoever wrote the opinion (or whatever they call it) said that if the plaintiffs wanted to get rid of the tax, that’s what the legislature is for.

    I would have thought a non-reactionary justice was up your ally.

  38. feelthebern

    It’s outrageous that College athletes can not earn a dime., but the networks and colleges earn billions from them.

    Agree.
    They are allowed to receive:
    * Free education;
    * Free accomodation;
    * A meal allowance.
    All strictly monitored by the NCAA.

  39. feelthebern

    It’s nuts how a top tier college coach can earn $US7m p.a.
    But the players get $0.00.

  40. Stimpson J. Cat

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Endless Wars, especially those which are fought out of judgement mistakes that were made many years ago, & those where we are getting little financial or military help from the rich countries that so greatly benefit from what we are doing, will eventually come to a glorious end!
    11:50 AM · Jan 8, 2019

  41. Anne

    JC, just wait, next devil to drop off the perch is Rothschild sprog, Christine Lagarde.

    2019 is going to be glorious!

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    Haaretz.com
    @haaretzcom
    QAnon – vengeful, sprawling, non-sequential, self-referential, uncommitted to democratic process and full of hot air – is the perfect conspiracy theory for the Trump era.

    9:45AM Jan 8,2019

  43. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1520

    “Nazism, but with more immiseration of the poor.”

    So, the Labor/Greens political program? You should be appluading.

  44. Boambee John

    Dr BG at 1551

    In asking for Naziism without socialism, he shows he wants less immiseration of the poor. I doubt he will get it, totalitarianism inevitably leads to the immiseration of everyone.

    Not quite everyone. The nomenklatura do very well from socialism. m0nty hopes to be a member of that group.

  45. Infidel Tiger

    It’s nuts how a top tier college coach can earn $US7m p.a.
    But the players get $0.00.

    High Schools in Texas are spending $50mn+ on stadiums.

  46. Crossie

    feelthebern
    #2901811, posted on January 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm
    John Roberts was right in his ruling that the Federal government had the right to tax its citizens.
    Either he, or whoever wrote the opinion (or whatever they call it) said that if the plaintiffs wanted to get rid of the tax, that’s what the legislature is for.

    I would have thought a non-reactionary justice was up your ally.

    Roberts may have been right about changing the law via the legislature but he was still wrong about the tax part. Fines are not taxes, they are fines.

    Roberts was very reactionary, he reacted to the media bullying which is certainly not up my alley.

  47. None

    The irony of Nicola Roxon on the Bupa board. But this bit of news which I missed – she became chair of the board in March last year – explains why providers and customers have been very unhappy with Bupa in the as it removes to socialized medicine.

    Lefties destroy everything they touch.

  48. Infidel Tiger

    Incredible how much Dems have changed in such a short time.

    2003 Elizabeth Warren was a sensible women:

    Tucker Carlson

    Verified account

    @TuckerCarlson

    In 2003, Elizabeth Warren wrote a book about how the entry of mothers into the workforce has been a disaster for families and the country (3/3)

    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1082451296890834949

  49. Crossie

    cohenite
    #2901823, posted on January 8, 2019 at 4:22 pm
    The face of Get-Up:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156184968374370&set=a.10150149146444370&type=3&theater

    Not surprised. It seems only very white people have the right to determine who will represent the rest of us.

  50. feelthebern

    Hopefully that mad root-rat DSK gets the gig at the world bank.
    He could root his way around the world.

  51. cohenite

    In all the fuss about Cottrell and Anning by dickheads here and elsewhere the opposing left were once again unscrutinised:

    St Kilda rally: Guess how many journalists mentioned any of this?

    Lucas Rosas The Unshackled 8th January 2019

    While the media goes nuts again about the supposed evil right wing threat after the rallies at St Kilda on Saturday the same press as usual seems decidedly uninterested in who organised the smaller counter protest. The main counter protest was originally organised by Sue Munro, a woman with years of membership in fringe left wing extremist groups.

    In 2014 Munro joined the Socialist Party, a Trotskyist extremist group then led by Councillor Stephen Jolly. She was involved as an organiser and spokeswoman for the Socialist Party front group “No room for Racism” which helped co-ordinate the often violent attacks on the Reclaim Australia rallies in 2015-2016.

    In February 2016 Munro followed Jolly in leaving the Socialist Party after an alleged cover up of allegations of sexual harassment made against former councillor Anthony Main. Jolly and Munro along with a dozen others then began a new (now seemingly defunct) Trotskyist group called “The Socialists”. When Stephen Jolly formed an electoral alliance with Socialist Alternative and Socialist Alliance (Victoria’s two largest Trotskyist groups) called the “Victorian Socialists” Munro joined with him, although her enthusiasm faded as the internal investigations into Jolly’s alleged sex pest and “dick pic” sending behaviour got underway.

    Ms Munro was present in a group harassing a pro- life event earlier last year in central Melbourne in the company of (and holding a sign for) the feminist-Marxist group the “Freedom Socialist Party”. The FSP is led by prominent Marxist Debbie Brennan; a Communist so extreme that she visited Cuba in the eighties and came away convinced that the problem with the Castro regime was that it wasn’t Communist enough. Ms Brennan was also present at the “anti-racist” rally on Saturday and was even interviewed by the Age who referred to her as an “organiser” as well as a founder of the “Campaign against racism and fascism” group with no reference to her almost four decades of Marxist activism.

    Also quoted in that Age article is Anthony Kelly the Flemington and Kensington Legal Centre chief executive. Kelly and his group are notorious for having spent the last fifteen years suing Victoria police on behalf of African “youths” thus helping to create the reticence in law enforcement in dealing with that community that has inflamed the current situation. The media has during this time pointedly ignored the extremist connections of Mr. Kelly including the fact that he spoke at the Melbourne Anarchist book fair last year; an event that promotes violence against police and the idea that all laws Victorian police attempt to enforce are illegitimate.

    Ms Munro is also an associate of convicted murderer David Hollis; a man who in the early nineties went on a violent deranged stabbing spree wounding six and killing one. This association isn’t in the past; Mr. Hollis was seen at the “anti-racist” rally standing at Ms Munro’s shoulder. Ms Munro was also present at the vigil for terrorism victims held by Avi Yemini last year where she heckled attendees with obscenities and reportedly spat on those who objected…..

    But hey neo-nazis.

  52. W Hogg

    Wow, W Hogg. What a life you must have led, to get you to this intellectual position. “Nazism, but with more immiseration of the poor.”

    Any idea why the scum is verballing me in saying this quote represents my position? It has been alleged that there are people of the right who simultaneously admire Hitler and are anti Semitic. I observed that a small % of Jooo haters are not socialist.

    If people have a major problem with this view, I’m happy to retract and accept that 100% of anti Semites are socialist.

  53. feelthebern

    Why is anyone giving a shit about that puncy gathering at St Kilda on the weekend?
    Get back to me when you have a full blown Cronulla shindig on your hands.

  54. DavidH

    @Cohenite
    When researching my project, I came across such debate. I contacted Dr Bryant (mentioned in the article Mitch M posted) and he sent me several papers. Another academic said to ignore them, as they had refuted all the sites as being storm effects and not tsunamis. I had no way of deciding who was right … so I cited both lots! It seems that this science is not settled.

    Another paper said that tsumamis of less than 5m runup don’t leave deposits that last over time. And that’s about the largest expected size of undersea landslip tsunamis … so (if that bit is settled) it explains why evidence is so uncertain. Tsunami deposits are easily recognisable, e.g. sediment grading inland and upslope as the wave loses energy. You’d think a wave washing over the heads 10k years ago would have left incontrovertible evidence.

  55. cohenite

    Get back to me when you have a full blown Cronulla shindig on your hands.

    From small things big things grow.

  56. cohenite

    DavidH

    #2901839, posted on January 8, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    As I recall, and this was 45 years ago, other suggestions for this striking land feature were huge river flows and tides.

    Up to 23000 years ago the sea level around the east coast of Australia was 135 meters below what it is today; even as recently as 10000bya the sea level was 50 meters below what it is today. During the same period Tasmania had glaciers which also occurred through Victoria.

    I forget the time spans and most of my thesis but geomorphological factors on this planet creep me out.

  57. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ten years since the Victorian bushfires. How Victoria’s “best and brightest” provided leadership.

    I had to eat

    Ms Nixon went to the pub with her husband John, Police Appeals Board chair Bernice Masterson and Lita Bostjancic, Ms Nixon’s executive assistant at the time.

    When confronted by the Herald Sun about going out to dinner moments after being told of the expected loss of life, Ms Nixon said: “I had to eat, it’s as simple as that.”

    Ms Nixon, who later conceded she should have remained at work, was recalled to the bushfire royal commission to account for her movements after failing to mention during her first appearance that she also had her hair cut and met her biographer during the day.

    From Michael Smith News.

  58. feelthebern

    Fatty Nixon is in Victoria’s hall of fame.
    With Joan Kirner.
    & John Cain.

  59. Not so dumb! Blondes have more complex DNA, study reveals

    Blondes may have a ditzy reputation, but their lighter locks are far more complex than scientists thought..

    Since when do number of genetic variations correlate with intelligence ?
    Maybe the mutations are wot makes them ditzy.

  60. OldOzzie

    A Forest of Bare Branches

    by Mark Steyn
    Steyn on the World

    In 2006 I wrote an international bestseller about demography. Which is harder to do than you might think. But it was leavened with Dean Martin gags and whatnot. Nevertheless, it made some big-picture points:

    Will China be the hyperpower of the 21st century? Answer: No. Its population will get old before it’s got rich.

    China’s population shrank last year for the first time in 70 years, experts said, warning of a “demographic crisis” that puts pressure on the country’s slowing economy…

    The number of live births nationwide in 2018 fell by 2.5 million year-on-year, contrary to a predicted increase of 790,000 births, according to analysis by U.S.-based academic Yi Fuxian.

    Yi is at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and he’s been tracking just how old China’s getting:

    China’s median age was 22 in 1980. By 2018, it was 40. That will rise to 46 in 2030 and 56 in 2050. In the US, the median age was 30 in 1980 and 38 in 2018. In 2030, it will be 40, and 44 in 2050. India, by comparison, had a median age of 20 in 1980 and 28 in 2018.

    What happened between 1980 and 2018 to make a country age that fast? Well, for two generations Chinese mothers gave birth to boys and aborted all the girls. From page thirty of yours truly’s America Alone:

    The People’s Republic’s most distinctive structural flaw [is] the most gender-distorted demographic cohort in global history, the so-called guang gun – ‘bare branches’: Since China introduced its ‘one child’ policy in 1978, the imbalance between the sexes has increased to the point where in today’s generation there are 119 boys for every 100 girls. The pioneer generation of that male surplus are now adults. Unless China’s planning on becoming the first gay superpower since Sparta, what’s going to happen to those young men? As a general rule, large numbers of excitable lads who can’t get any action are useful for manning the nuttier outposts of the jihad but not for much else.

    A good read and the link-out are wirth readubg

  61. jupes

    The Israel Syria border is always quiet when Israel commands the Golan Heights. It’s rightfully theirs anyway.

    Yep. They have annexed it and will never give it up.

    For one thing they produce fantastic wine there.

  62. OldOzzie

    China’s population shrinks for first time in 70 years despite two-child policy: experts

    and

    Worse than Japan: how China’s looming demographic crisis will doom its economic dream

    Yi Fuxian says a look at China’s ratio of working-age population to the elderly is ominously similar to Japan’s in the early 1990s, boding ill for the Chinese dream and the global economy as a whole

  63. Black Ball

    You may be interested to know that Ms Nixon is now chair of the Monash College Board. Failure has it’s rewards.

  64. egg_

    If it helps you, the research paper in which I found that information (i.e. offshore landslips that can cause 5m tsunamis) said they they occur “at multi-millenial timescales”.

    And totally unrelated to man made atmospheric CO2.

  65. Roger

    In 2003, Elizabeth Warren wrote a book about how the entry of mothers into the workforce has been a disaster for families and the country

    Particularly in her case.

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    Another nice little article from John Nolte on Clint Eastwood’s latest.

    Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Mule’ Crushes Spike Lee, Michael Moore, ‘Vice’

    Hollywood moguls and network executives should be made to memorise it. Give the audience stories not diatribes guys.

  67. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    You may be interested to know that Ms Nixon is now chair of the Monash College Board. Failure has it’s rewards.

    Interesting – one name evoking one of the most inspirational examples of leadership in Australian history, one name evoking one of the least inspirational examples….

  68. John Constantine

    Now up to talk of millions of fish dead in the blue green algae caused oxygen deprivation event in the Murray darling basin.

    The frantic dumping of water out to sea, using fresh water to irrigate a salt water Marsh could be part of it.

    Undoubtedly fertiliser overuse and poor placement of nutrients is part of it also.

    Fertiliser users will be heavily regulated very soon, as the unwavering transnational obligation, signed by stabby mcstabbyface Bishop to keep fertiliser away from land that interacts with water that interacts with the rivers that interacts with the Reef, is open enough by intention to control all fertiliser users.

    Comrades.

  69. DrBeauGan

    Israel is full of hard-working, ambitious, smart people, some of them nuts. Their neighbours are full of idle, complaining, dim people, almost all of them nuts. Loser loony lefties naturally support the latter.

  70. John Constantine

    Transnational conventions cause the environmental disaster that has killed every living thing in long stretches of the river.

    Means we must sign more transnational conventions.

    It was never about the environment, it was always about Tyranny.

    Comrades.

  71. cohenite

    Israel is full of hard-working, ambitious, smart people, some of them nuts. Their neighbours are full of idle, complaining, dim people, almost all of them nuts.

    Israel is a one word refutation of islam. Churchill on islam:

    How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

    A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

    Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

  72. DrBeauGan

    Israel is a one word refutation of islam. Churchill on islam:

    You can see the attraction of Islam. It’s the same as the attraction of leftism. Both are irresistible to losers.

  73. egg_

    Fertiliser users will be heavily regulated very soon, as the unwavering transnational obligation, signed by stabby mcstabbyface Bishop to keep fertiliser away from land that interacts with water that interacts with the rivers that interacts with the Reef, is open enough by intention to control all fertiliser users.

    B1tchops is a fertiliser expert!

  74. John64

    Interesting – one name evoking one of the most inspirational examples of leadership in Australian history, one name evoking one of the least inspirational examples….

    In a memorable radio interview after Ms Nixon was appointed to her Monash sinecure, Jeff Kennett stated that Sir John Monash would have had her shot for deserting her post on Black Saturday.

    The woman who tucked into a Chicken Kiev while dozens of Victorians died responded in the only way the Left know by calling Kennett a mysoginist……

  75. DrBeauGan

    You can see the attraction of Islam. It’s the same as the attraction of leftism. Both are irresistible to losers.

    It’s the appeal of dogmatism throughout the ages. You never have to think again.

  76. John64

    Interesting – one name evoking one of the most inspirational examples of leadership in Australian history, one name evoking one of the least inspirational examples….

    In a memorable radio interview after Ms Nixon was appointed to her Monash sinecure, Jeff Kennett stated that Sir John Monash would have had her shot for deserting her post on Black Saturday.

    The woman who tucked into a Chicken Kiev while dozens of Victorians died responded in the only way the Left know by branding Kennett as a misogynist……..

  77. Much ABC concern over the Saudi teenage girl.
    Lots of Muslim countries to choose from but she wants to come to western democracy like Australia.
    Why would that be ABC? Best not to ask.

  78. Muddy

    Feel-good story from the U.S.

    I infrequently post links here, but this is an awesome story about people who persisted and may have saved a man’s life. The Vietnam veteran had been living in the desert for about 20 years apparently, and if it wasn’t for the couple in the story, he may have died there, with no-one even noticing.

  79. egg_

    Transnational conventions cause the environmental disaster that has killed every living thing in long stretches of the river.

    Likely numpty unintended consequences, which is worse than malice.

  80. Bruce of Newcastle

    idle, complaining, dim people

    Café Bruce has a duo of idle, complaining, dim visitors as of yesterday.
    Two currawong pairs arrived, each with a gigantic and very loud channel-billed cuckoo chick.
    Channel-bill chicks make indian mynahs seem nice.
    Fortunately if you stuff them with enough food they eventually shut up, which is what the foster parents proceeded to do in endless relays from café to highchair.
    Hopefully they should depart in a couple weeks.

  81. Baldrick

    Much ABC concern over the Saudi teenage girl.

    Unlike Thailand, Cambodia is a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention. Go seek asylum there.

  82. ABC promoting an aerial survey that counted ducks in the Murray Darling basin.
    The drought has decimated duck populations we’re told.
    Uncle Dan must want a justification for a shooting ban.
    We’ve got thousands of the buggers around here after the big rains. A selective count perhaps?

  83. DrBeauGan

    Café Bruce has a duo of idle, complaining, dim visitors as of yesterday.
    Two currawong pairs arrived, each with a gigantic and very loud channel-billed cuckoo chick.
    Channel-bill chicks make indian mynahs seem nice.
    Fortunately if you stuff them with enough food they eventually shut up, which is what the foster parents proceeded to do in endless relays from café to highchair.
    Hopefully they should depart in a couple weeks.

    There’s a parable in there, BoN. Currawongs aren’t smart enough to see when they’re being exploited.

    Neither are some human beings. They will persist in feeding politicians.

  84. Bruce of Newcastle

    Much ABC concern over the Saudi teenage girl.
    Lots of Muslim countries to choose from but she wants to come to western democracy like Australia.

    She apostatized, which means can’t be a muslim country or one with a lot of muslim ferals.
    I think publicly stating apostatization is enough to give her a hearing, given her bravery.

  85. Eyrie

    “I forget the time spans and most of my thesis but geomorphological factors on this planet creep me out.”
    Planetary surfaces are bad places for civilisations, cohenite. Which is why Musk is wrong about wanting to settle the surface of Mars. Fortunately the great ships will be capable of other things, including the Moon, asteroids and space habitats.
    Speaking of which: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47113.0
    Scroll down to the jpeg of the spaceship – right off the front cover of Astounding circa 1955 . Yes, it is going to be shiny polished stainless steel for real.

  86. johanna

    Farmer, you fule.

    Everyone kno that ducks are chained to a block of concrete, and cannot migrate to where there is food and water.

    Sheez!

    More generally, when will the con job whereby so called environmentalists spend our megabucks counting and tagging plants and animals, to then announce that any change in the population is a sign of impending doom because humans.

    Less than last year? Extinction is nigh. More than last year? Possibly good, but also may upset the delicate balance of yin and yang in the area.

    It’s a Magic Pudding for these tax-hoovering alarmists.

  87. Baldrick

    I think publicly stating apostatization is enough to give her a hearing, given her bravery.

    Which will set a precedent for queue-jumping entry into Australia.

  88. Best duck shooter in our family was my brother.
    He hated biting on shot pellets in the roasted ducks, so he’d sneak up a dam bank and shoot them through the head with the air rifle. He’d get three or four before they got wise.

  89. I’m foul in moderation because I’ve mentioned sh??ting ducks. This is getting ridiculous

  90. None

    Uncle Dan must want a justification for a shooting ban.

    Count on it. This is the man that cried over euthanizing dogs in Puppy Farms while fighting tooth and claw to euthanize humans and jailing doctors who refuse to kill unborn children. Of course he wants to ban duck shooting.

  91. None

    Uncle Dan must want a justification for a shooting ban.

    Count on it. This is the man that cried over euthanizing dogs in Puppy Farms while fighting tooth and claw to euthanize humans and jailing doctors who refuse to kill unborn children. Of course he wants to ban duck sh–ting.

    And yes farmer Gez I got stuck in moderation too.

  92. None

    Uncle Dan must want a justification for a sh00ting ban.

    Count on it. This is the man that cried over euthanizing dogs in Puppy Farms while fighting tooth and claw to euthanize humans and jailing doctors who refuse to kill unborn children. Of course he wants to ban duck sh00ting.

    And yes farmer Gez I got stuck in moderation too.

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  93. None

    Uncle Dan must want a justification for a sh–ting ban.

    Count on it. This is the man that cried over euthanizing dogs in Puppy Farms while fighting tooth and claw to euthanize humans and jailing doctors who refuse to kill unborn children. Of course he wants to ban duck sh–ting.

    And yes farmer Gez I got stuck in moderation too.

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  94. None

    Uncle Dan must want a justification for a sh–ting ban.

    Count on it. This is the man that cried over euthanizing dogs in Puppy Farms while fighting tooth and claw to euthanize humans and jailing doctors who refuse to keel unborn children. Of course he wants to ban duck sh–ting.

    And yes farmer Gez I got stuck in moderation too.

  95. None

    Uncle Dan must want a justification for a sh–ting ban.

    Count on it. This is the man that cried over ew-thanizing dogs in P-ppy Farms while fighting tooth and claw to ew-thanize humans and j_iling doctors who refuse to keel unb0rn children. Of course he wants to ban d-u-ck sh–ting.

    And yes farmer Gez I got stuck in moderation too.

  96. None

    Hmm maybe I just misspelt my email address instead hahaha

  97. None

    Which will set a precedent for queue-jumping entry into Australia.

    Correct. We had plenty of bullshit artists claiming to be Christians or gay during the Gillard boat people years. And there you had public Servants having to determine hether somebody’s religion or sexuality was genuine. That’s also a president I don’t want to see

  98. calli

    None, you’re in moderation because something changed in your profile. Did you pop in a different email address?

  99. Bruce of Newcastle

    Which will set a precedent for queue-jumping entry into Australia.

    Such an epic burning of bridges is a great way to indicate loyalty towards your adopted country.
    However I wouldn’t recommend her coming here.
    Our law enforcement is insufficient to guarantee her safety.

  100. None

    Thanks Calli – I realised that when doomlord or whoever released my comments and my Avatar it was different. It was just me being the typo queen.

  101. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australia prepared to offer visa to Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun if she is assessed as refugee

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    36 minutes ago January 8, 2019
    17 Comments

    The Morrison government is prepared to grant a humanitarian visa to Saudi Arabian woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun — who believes her family will kill her for leaving the Islam faith — if she is assessed as a refugee by the United Nations and passes character and security checks.

    The Australian understands Immigration Minister David Coleman is “very likely” to grant asylum to Ms Alqunun, subject to normal security vetting processes, but will not allow her to fly direct to Australia to make her claim.

    The 18-year-old woman planned to enter Australia on a tourist visa and apply for asylum but was stopped by Thai authorities at an airport in Bangkok on Monday.

    A government source told The Australian Ms Alqunun’s tourist visa had not been revoked, as claimed by her supporters, but confirmed she would be refused entry to Australia if her refugee claims were rejected by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

    Ms Alqunun is under the care of the UNHCR in Bangkok where her refugee claims will be assessed.

  102. thefrolickingmole

    The left, returning to their old tactics in Germany and hoping it will turn out better this time…

    German far-right MP injured in ‘politically motivated’ attack
    Frank Magnitz of Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party assaulted by gang in Bremen

    A far-right German MP has been seriously injured in a “politically motivated” gang attack in the north of the country, according to police.

    Frank Magnitz, the leader of the anti-immigration populist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in Bremen, was assaulted in the city centre on Monday afternoon.

    “Given the victim’s work, we believe that this is a politically motivated act,” police said.

    The AfD published a picture of Magnitz unconscious on a hospital bed, his face bleeding and swollen with a gash on his forehead. It said three people with their faces covered had carried out the attack.

    “They hit him with a piece of wood until he was unconscious and then kicked him on the ground,” a statement from the party said, adding that a construction worker had intervened to stop the assault.

    The AfD leader, Jörg Meuthen, said Magnitz was “beaten almost to death”.

    Last week, an explosive device detonated in a rubbish bin damaged an AfD office in Saxony.

    The AfD entered Germany’s parliament last September with almost 13% of the vote.

    Idiots who think the failed tactics of the 1930’s will work better this time.
    Hopefully they will get the full Rosa Luxomberg treatment.

    Play stupid games you deserve to win stupid prizes.

    Monty of course supports beating politicians nearly to death.

  103. None

    Good grief they even give their girls the name Muhammad. She should just claim that she’s a man trapped in a woman’s body and wants a sex change operation and she’ll be in like Flint

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    Planetary surfaces are bad places for civilisations

    Quite so. We’ve been discussing tsunamis. How about a global mile-high tsunami?

    Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs caused a mile-high tsunami around the Earth (today)

    Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago because of a massive asteroid that hit the Earth in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, now known as the Chicxulub crater. While it’s been generally accepted that the asteroid caused a massive disruption in the planet’s climate, a new study says the asteroid also caused a worldwide tsunami that reached more than 5,000 feet in the air.

    The research, presented at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting on Dec. 14, suggests that the tsunami impact started in the Gulf of Mexico and quickly spread from there. “The impact tsunami spread quickly out of the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic and through the Central American seaway into the Pacific within the first 24 hours,” the study’s abstract reads. “Wave reflection and refraction create a more complex tsunami propagation pattern by 48 hours post-impact.”

    Big splash.

  105. None

    My family tell stories of how during World War 2 various lefty groups were busy killing or extorting ocal civilians ( elderly women or children – the men were away fighting Nazis) . Post war they presented themselves as some sort of heroic underground resistance groups.

  106. W Hogg

    Good grief they even give their girls the name Muhammad. She should just claim that she’s a man trapped in a woman’s body and wants a sex change operation and she’ll be in like Flint

    Patronymic. Surname al Mohd or bint Mohd is the equivalent of a Swede named Erika Thorsson (or for that matter a Swede named Ayish’a bint Muhammad).

  107. zyconoclast

    Italy’s populist leaders have thrown their support behind France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters in a remarkable show of defiance against French President Emmanuel Macron.

    Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and Prime Minister Matteo Salvini urged rioters throughout France ‘not to weaken’ as they threw their support behind the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ on Monday.

    ‘Yellow vests, do not weaken!’, Di Maio, who heads the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), wrote on his party’s blog.

    ‘I support honest citizens protesting against a president who governs against his people,’ Salvini said in a statement, while ‘firmly’ condemning recent protest violence.

  108. None

    How high does a tsunami wave have to be to escape the atmosphere and if it gets that high will there be a vacuum effect that sucks the Earth dry? That sounds like a section c physics question.

  109. Cassie of Sydney

    “Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2901908, posted on January 8, 2019 at 7:28 pm
    Australia prepared to offer visa to Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun if she is assessed as refugee

    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    36 minutes ago January 8, 2019
    17 Comments

    The Morrison government is prepared to grant a humanitarian visa to Saudi Arabian woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun — who believes her family will kill her for leaving the Islam faith — if she is assessed as a refugee by the United Nations and passes character and security checks.”

    WTF….what about Asia Bibi…a woman who is currently in hiding and has spent the last 9 years in prison on trumped up charges of blasphemy? When is this spineless cretinous uniparty government going to step up to grant humanitarian visas to Asia Bibi and her family…….a woman who has more than one fucking family after her…she has a whole fucking country of inbred Islamic fanatics after her.

  110. zyconoclast

    Minneapolis’ ‘Little Mogadishu’ Sees 56 Percent Increase in Violent Crimes Caused by Somali Gangs

    Authorities attribute the violence to rivalries between Somali gangs, such as the Somali Mafia, the Somali Outlaws, the Hot Boyz, and Madhibaan with Attitude,

  111. None

    Everybody would be a bint Muhammad, Hoggy. Do you know any male Muslim who’s not named Muhammad. Pretty incestuous.

  112. Eyrie

    Zyconoclast,

    but think of the wonderful, enriching diversity.

  113. None

    Agree Cassie. In fact I don’t understand out immigration policy regarding refugees because there is no point giving Asylum to the persecuted if you bringing the persecutors as well. I would have absolutely no qualms if we offered Asylum say to Jews and Christians that never to Muslims who are one of the chief persecutors of both. The problem with that of course is you would then have public Servants assessing other people’s religion which I grossly disagreement but I think trump’s idea of just banning immigration from certain countries for a few years at a time is not a bad proxy.

  114. Bruce of Newcastle

    How high does a tsunami wave have to be to escape the atmosphere and if it gets that high will there be a vacuum effect that sucks the Earth dry?

    When the Mars-sized planetsimal hit proto-Earth it vaporized everything on the surface. Some of the bits reformed as the Moon. But the terrestrial oceans were back in business remarkably quickly, since the steam just reaccreted on the larger mass.

    Giant-impact hypothesis

  115. Any idea why the scum is verballing me in saying this quote represents my position? It has been alleged that there are people of the right who simultaneously admire Hitler and are anti Semitic. I observed that a small % of Jooo haters are not socialist.

    I am not particularly interested in the difference between, say, Joseph Goebbels and Hugo Boss. Any minor quibbles over policy they might have had are immaterial.

    I hope you rebelled against your parents’ politics with some fierceness, W Hogg.

  116. None

    Agree Cassie. In fact I don’t understand out immigration policy regarding refugees because there is no point giving asylum to the persecuted if you bringing the persecutors as well. I would have absolutely no qualms if we offered Asylum say to J-ws and Christians but never to Muslims who are one of the chief persecutors of both. The problem with that of course is you would then have public Servants assessing other people’s religion which I grossly disagree with but I think Trump’s idea of just banning immigration from certain countries for a few years at a time is not a bad proxy.

  117. zyconoclast

    but think of the wonderful, enriching diversity.

    The names are more imaginative than the Apex Gang.
    Perhaps we can send them over there to learn how to name better.

  118. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Morrison government is prepared to grant a humanitarian visa to Saudi Arabian woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun — who believes her family will kill her for leaving the Islam faith — if she is assessed as a refugee by the United Nations and passes character and security checks.

    Secure housing….police protection….change of identity..she’ll never be able to work…

  119. zyconoclast

    As Irish abortions begin, gov’t makes plans to censor pro-life dissent

    The strategy by which the pro-abortion side wish to silence debate on abortion is through censorship zones, similar to those deployed in the UK around abortion centers. These zones prevent peaceful witness close to abortion centers, as well as prohibiting the offer of practical and emotional support to pregnant women, and the offer of an alternative to abortion.

  120. Candy

    The teenage girl may have a non Muslim or Muslimboyfriend here or hereabouts probably. There may be some trickery going on.

  121. zyconoclast

    Why is not very complicated and complex to ask a white woman to denounce a white man?

    Linda SARSOUR: It’s actually not very complex at all. Minister Farrakhan absolutely says anti-Semitic, misogynistic and homophobic remarks. And we have unequivocally rejected all forms of racism and hate including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, etc. What people need to understand – that is the organizers of the Women’s March, those of us who are seasoned organizers – we are trained in Kingian (ph) nonviolence. And those are the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, and one of the most important teachings is go after the forces of evil, not those doing evil. And it is very complex and complicated to denounce black – to ask a black woman to denounce a black man.

  122. zyconoclast

    It is unknown to what extent rising drug costs are due to inflation in the prices of existing drugs versus the entry of new products. USA

    We used pricing data from First Databank and pharmacy claims from UPMC Health Plan to quantify the contribution of new versus existing drugs to the changes in costs…
    The rising costs of generic and specialty drugs were mostly driven by new product entry, whereas the rising costs of brand-name drugs were due to existing drug price inflation.

  123. DrBeauGan

    And it is very complex and complicated to denounce black – to ask a black woman to denounce a black man.

    Isn’t that racist?

  124. zyconoclast

    Homos3xual Statistics

  125. Boambee John

    Dr BG at 1829

    It’s the appeal of dogmatism throughout the ages. You never have to think again.

    Bit over ten years ago, I had a discussion with my local (ALP) MP. I suggested that, just as we have secret voting for MPs, to reduce the possibility of garnering votes by threat or bribery, so we should have secret voting by MPs, so that they could vote under the same conditions.

    He rejected the idea outright, and would not consider the proposal as being worthy of discussion, much less implementation. But what stuck in my mind was a comment from him that shut off further discussion. Paraphrased, he said that “If he had wanted to think about how to vote, he would never have joined the ALP, which did the thinking for him”.

  126. W Hogg

    I hope you rebelled against your parents’ politics with some fierceness, W Hogg.

    Their non socialist politics was just fine. They were suitably aware of my disgust at their appalling racism. To be clear, they were neither Nazis nor anti-Semites – their racism was directed at other targets such as Skips.

  127. Boambee John

    Mole at 1930

    Monty of course supports beating politicians nearly to death.

    Only those whose politics he doesn’t like. Glance sideways at one whose politics he likes and you are a nazi stormtrooper.

  128. mh

    WTF….what about Asia Bibi…a woman who is currently in hiding and has spent the last 9 years in prison on trumped up charges of blasphemy? When is this spineless cretinous uniparty government going to step up to grant humanitarian visas to Asia Bibi and her family…….a woman who has more than one fucking family after her…she has a whole fucking country of inbred Islamic fanatics after her.

    Happy Clapper Morrison has absolutely no idea. His whole life is a sham. A farce. He believes in everything and nothing.

  129. Black Ball

    Ducks around here Gez are quite plentiful. Ibis Rookery here isn’t just for ibises. More ducks than you can poke a stick at. And along the irrigation channels there a many that keeps the bellies of avid duck hunters full.

  130. Rockdoctor

    cohenite
    #2901810, posted on January 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks am going to look at next time I am in the Hunter… As for strange rocks in strange places, welcome stranger I believe it is known in a paddock near Lake Eppalock in Vic is a lump of granite originating in NW Tasmania carried on a glacier & dumped there at the end of the last ice age. Caused much consternation for geologists till modern analysis could tag where it came from…

  131. Boambee John

    zyconoclast
    #2901940, posted on January 8, 2019 at 8:10 pm
    Graphic: Chairman Of Germany’s Far-Right Party Brutally Beaten Within Inch Of His Life In “Assassination Attempt”

    Brings to mind the photo of Peter Baldwin of the NSW ALP Left many years ago, after he had been beaten up by members of the NSW ALP Right over an internal dispute, possibly about how many socialists could mount a picket line on the head of a pin.

  132. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The utility (or as Ahmed might speculate – the use) of thinking liminality without threshold allows us to think diffractively and speculatively about the multiplicity of both gender and education whilst engaging post-qualitative thought (St Pierre, 2017; 2013).

    the smelly shit meter just went off the scale

  133. Siltstone

    Secure housing….police protection….change of identity..she’ll never be able to work…
    Valid points ZK2A
    These high profile cases do show up modern day barbaric practices in certain countries. Governments in countries that are potentially sympathetic are their own worst enemies. There must be nearly 20 countries that would quietly take the responsibility of accepting these individuals. But the publicity scares them so much they blunder around. Better that 20 countries come out in unison and say “we will take X and are implementing plans to do so”. The hit squads then have to organise in 20 countries, not just one (and meanwhile the individual is whisked away into country 21).

  134. DrBeauGan

    The utility (or as Ahmed might speculate – the use) of thinking liminality without threshold allows us to think diffractively and speculatively about the multiplicity of both gender and education whilst engaging post-qualitative thought (St Pierre, 2017; 2013).

    the smelly shit meter just went off the scale

    I think I could write a computer program for generating this stuff. No knowledge of reality required.

  135. Boambee John

    Via Instapundit.

    m0nty, get in here and explain these blatant acts of political corruption by the Demorats!

    Reports show Democratic operatives engaged in a second misinformation campaign in Alabama ahead of the 2017 special election.
    Operatives behind a so-called false flag campaign in Alabama did it to combat conservative memes targeting Hillary Clinton in 2016, the Washington Post reported.
    The so-called false-flags targeting Republican Roy Moore in Alabama were much more widespread than previously reported.

    A series of new reports reveal the full extent to which Democratic operatives engaged in a social media disinformation campaign targeting Alabama voters ahead of a special election campaign in 2017.

    Progressives created a disinformation campaign exploiting concerns that former senatorial candidate Roy Moore would reimplement prohibition, The New York Times reported Monday. Another spate of reports in December revealed a similar project designed to harm Moore.

    Operatives created a “Dry Alabama” Facebook page with a blunt message attached: Alcohol is evil and should be prohibited. The page included images of car wrecks and ruined families, the report notes. Its contents were targeted at business conservatives who are inclined to oppose prohibition.

    One person who worked on the project, Matt Osborne, believes that such tactics should be made illegal but is not willing to give them up so long as Republicans are engaging in similar antics. He said Democrats must do whatever is necessary to rebut conservative memes made popular during the 2016 election.

    The Washington Post, for its part, obtained a document Sunday describing the so-called Project Birmingham as being “a digital messaging operation to influence the outcome of the AL senate race” by targeting hundreds of thousands of likely voters with messages on social media platforms while disguising the fact that the effort was designed to help Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones.

    [The false-flag election interference campaign] attracted attention from local and national media, falsely suggesting Russia was backing Moore’s candidacy. The Montgomery Advertiser, for one, was the first to cover the story using the Russian-bot angle. National media outlets quickly followed suit.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Saudi woman’s father arrives in Bangkok

    Australian Associated Press
    27 minutes ago January 8, 2019

    The father of a young Saudi woman being assessed for refugee status in Thailand after being detained en route to Australia has landed in Bangkok and wants to meet with her.

    United Nations officials say it will take about five days to process Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq Alqunun’s request for assistance after she said she feared her family would kill her if she were sent home.

    The 18-year-old claims she was abducted and had her passport confiscated by Saudi Arabian diplomatic staff after fleeing Kuwait and arriving at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on Sunday.

    Her father and brother landed in the capital on Tuesday evening and immediately asked to see Ms Alqunun.

    Breaking, from the Oz.

  137. cohenite

    Scroll down to the jpeg of the spaceship – right off the front cover of Astounding circa 1955 . Yes, it is going to be shiny polished stainless steel for real.

    Sometimes I don’t mind Musk. The rocket looks like the one in Tintin goes to the Moon.

  138. Armadillo

    If anyone is interested when you travel on the old road through Lochinvar and leave the town going west as you go through the hill crest to the right there is a pronounced U shape with a trickle being the Hunter river running down the middle. Whatever caused the U shape was big.

    Cohenite, I think there has recently been some research published providing proof that glaciers were in the Glen Innes area (northern NSW). Fairly high country around there.

  139. Snoopy

    TheirABC

    Arkansas police officer sacked after shooting dog in face

  140. Old Lefty

    Was 12 December the Cain clan’s revenge on the DLP?

  141. None

    The Saudi girl will get asylum in record time because she has ABC approval. No the other refugees who point out the double standards.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/rahaf84427714/status/1082206036038082560
    The best solution is that the girl gets refugee status say in Canada

  142. mh

    Fence within stone wall, ‘moat’ surround Pelosi vineyard estate

    A fence within a wall and a “moat” protect Nancy Pelosi from the unwashed masses who would like a taste of her vineyard life.

    Twitter user @KernUnited recently visited the new House Speaker’s property, and despite calling a wall along the southern border “immoral,” Pelosi has no problem keeping one around her estate.

    The property on Zinfandel Lane north of Napa, California features a stone wall across the front of the property, and a large iron gate across the driveway.

    “It’s surrounded by a massive stone wall,” the camerman notes.

    “As you can see, it’s bounded by the … Napa River,” he says, “so the river forms a boundary, so she has a moat, as well.”…

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/fence-within-stone-wall-moat-surround-pelosi-vineyard-estate/

  143. None

    Thanks Bruce. Not quite the question I was asking but even so that model ( if one can assess anything that’s on Wikipedia) has got problems. Like no evidence of molten mass see and the one that just really doesn’t pass the pub test with me: flying debris coalescing into one round moon. Interesting read though as I used to wonder as a kid what would happen if we collided with something in space. There’d be no way that we could avoid it and everyone would go stark raving mad before.

  144. zyconoclast

    The Saudi girl will get asylum in record time

    Not our problem. Let the Saudis and Thais deal with it.

  145. Cassie of Sydney

    Just in from The Australian….at last someone has stepped up to point out the bleeding obvious….good on David Leyonhjelm

    Fellow senator defends Anning’s right to attend St Kilda rally
    15 MINUTES AGO JANUARY 8, 2019

    “Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has defended crossbench colleague Fraser Anning, declaring the independent senator is not “anti-Semitic or a Nazi”, and backed his right to charge taxpayers for his flights to and from Saturday’s far-right protests.

    The support for the Queensland independent came as senior politicians, including Tony Abbott, continued to line up to condemn his attendance at a neo-Nazi rally in Melbourne.

    Earlier this week, Scott Morrison labelled Senator Anning a ­“repeat offender” when it came to racism, while Bill Shorten said the Queensland independent was “siding with neo-Nazis”.

    Senator Leyonhjelm, who will run in the NSW state election in March, said calling Senator Anning “anti-Semitic” would be a distortion.

    “I’m no champion of Fraser but he’s not anti-Semitic or a Nazi. He’s a big supporter of Israel. I think Nazis are supposed to be anti-Semitic,” he said.

    “I have actually worked with and supported motions of Fraser in the Senate supporting Israel. To call him an anti-Semitic Nazi is to distort him.

    “If you want to find anti-Semitism in the Senate, look at the Greens and the Left of the Labor Party who support the BDS movement, who are pushing Labor to recognise Palestine.”

    Senator Leyonhjelm said he would not have attended the rally but Senator Anning had the right to express his views and charge taxpayers for “parliamentary business”.

    “It wasn’t wise … It’s within the guidelines. He has made issues around immigration his parliamentary business,” he said.

    “If Fraser Anning has to pay back this money, then there’s a lot of people who’d have to pay back the money for travelling to support their particular views … I’m a free-speech advocate; he’s entitled to go and give those views.

    “Most people are annoyed at him because they don’t like the people who were at the rally … The appropriate response is to disagree, not shut speech down.”

    Senator Anning has also ­received support from Shooters, Fishers and Farmers NSW upper house MP Robert Borsak.

    “These people (at the St Kilda rally) are anathema to me — my ­father was a prisoner at Buchenwald — but I defend to the death Senator Anning’s right to free speech,” he said. “If he wants to slum it with low-life criminals, that’s up to him. People in the Labor Party have no problem ­associating themselves with criminals in the union movement.”

    Mr Abbott condemned Senator Anning’s attendance at the rally and his defence that he was there to criticise the handling of African youth crime.

    “I don’t know what the rules are here … certainly I think it was pretty poor judgment for the senator to go to Victoria on the taxpayer for something like this,” he told 2GB radio.

    “We’re all against soft-touch policing, against kid-glove policing, but that doesn’t mean we should be supporting extremists.’’

  146. zyconoclast

    Mr Abbott condemned Senator Anning’s attendance at the rally and his defence that he was there to criticise the handling of African youth crime.

    I don’t know what the rules are here … certainly I think it was pretty poor judgment for the senator to go to Victoria on the taxpayer for something like this,” he told 2GB radio.

    In parliament since 1994 and says he doesn’t know the rules…

  147. DrBeauGan

    We’re all against soft-touch policing, against kid-glove policing, but that doesn’t mean we should be supporting extremists.’’

    “Extremists” are the only ones who care about our immigration policy. I’m happy to be an extremist when the alternative is the unipartt.

  148. Armadillo

    pretty poor judgment for the senator to go to Victoria on the taxpayer for something like this.

    This shit happens all the time. From both sides.

  149. zyconoclast

    Tony Abbott’s dirty Hanson trick – and he lied about it, of course (2003)

    Last night’s Johnathan Harley Lateline report Hanson’s fall the result of long campaign is instructive. Abbott got disaffected One Nation member Terry Sharples a barrister with close Liberal Party connections to mount a civil case against the registration of One Nation and promised Sharples he’d help fund the case. He denied this on the record to Four Corners. When confronted with a document proving his lie, he said misleading the ABC was not as bad as misleading Palriament. We know from the last couple of weeks that misleading parliament is cool these days. Here’s an extract from Deborah Snow’s SMH feature Absolute Abbott published March 11, 2000.

    After One Nation shocked the Coalition by winning 11 seats in Queensland in June 1998, Abbott determined to dig up every piece of dirt he could on Hanson and her associates. He soon hooked up with Terry Sharples, a Gold Coast accountant and disgruntled One Nation candidate.

    Sharples had evidence he believed could show One Nation had fraudulently registered as a political party in Queensland. This was potential dynamite. If successful, it could stop One Nation receiving half a million dollars of public money under the State’s electoral funding laws, money that otherwise would flow into the movement’s Federal election war chest.

    Abbott’s troubles began with a meeting he instigated with Sharples at the Brisbane offices of solicitors Minter Ellison on July 7, 1998. Also present were the late Ted Briggs, a disaffected former State treasurer of One Nation, and Tom Bradley, a solicitor and a mate of Abbott from student politics.

    The meeting discussed how to raise money for a court application by Sharples to stop public funds being paid to One Nation. Within days, the action had been mounted and would ultimately succeed – although not without a massive and convoluted falling-out of the anti-One Nation players along the way.

    What has been at issue since is to what extent Abbott promised to bail Sharples out if he got into financial difficulty (Sharples is now being sued for bankruptcy by One Nation in Queensland).

    At the original Minter Ellison meeting, Sharples maintains, Abbott asked him to “keep his name out of things” because, claims Sharples, Abbott didn’t want the action seen to be connected with anyone from the Liberal Party. A few days later, Sharples asked Abbott for a written undertaking to cover Sharples’s costs.

    That agreement, a copy of which has been obtained by the Herald, was handwritten by Abbott and promised “my per-sonal guarantee that you will not be further out-of-pocket as a result of this action”. It was witnessed and dated July 11, 1998. A few days later, when interviewed by the ABC’s Four Corners, Abbott denied any such deal existed.

    The morass worsened when Sharples entered the witness box in court on August 21, 1998, and also denied any agreement over funding with Abbott. He now claims he believed the questioning related to the injunction, not to possible cost orders.

    Sharples, citing Abbott’s indemnity, is now furiously pursuing the minister for money to cover his massive court costs. To date Abbott has publicly ducked the indemnity issue, insisting his involvement came to an end within weeks, when Sharples sacked the pro bono lawyers that Abbott had arranged.

    But, as recently as four months ago, correspondence seen by the Herald shows Abbott’s lawyer writing to Sharples asking him to accept $10,000 to call the whole matter quits (although still maintaining this is not “an admission of liability”). How does Abbott explain the inconsistencies?

    When the Herald first put to him Sharples’s claim that he’d promised money at the outset to be paid into a solicitor’s trust account, Abbott said: “No, it’s not correct.”

    But later he concedes: “I had secured the agreement of a donor to provide up to $10,000, if necessary, to cover any costs award made against Sharples. This person had no connection whatsoever with the Liberal Party. That was the basis of my letter. I wouldn’t accept that it was an indemnity.”

    Challenged about the conflict between this and his denial on Four Corners, Abbott initially replies: “Misleading the ABC is not quite the same as misleading the parliament as a political crime.” But later he argues that he took the reporter’s question to relate solely to the provision of Liberal Party funds.

    Abbott also denies speaking to Sharples and asking him to keep his name out of things in court. “I said to him, ‘Terry, this thing is out of control … You should just terminate this action. There’ll be a costs order against you and I’ll look after it.’ And he said, ‘No, I’m on a crusade’, or words to that effect, and away he went. Sharples thinks he can take this matter to the High Court if he wants and Abbott’s going to pay every step of the way.”

    On signing the indemnity, Abbott says: “Obviously in hindsight I shouldn’t have done it. But if I had my time again and it was necessary to make an alliance with some pretty unusual people to stop a very serious threat to the social cohesion of the country, well, I would do it. I mean, how else were we going to stop One Nation at the time?”

    Yet many nagging questions remain. Sharples says Abbott began referring him to a man called John Samuel for money: “Abbott told me a number of times that I should speak to Samuel about the dollars and cents.”

    Samuel turns out to be a character of obscure provenance from Western Australia, who first turned up exposing cost overruns at the State’s casino and questioning its deals with the now-disgraced former Labor government. Later he was involved in efforts to split the Democrats in Western Australia, and later still, joined One Nation, only to lead the revolt from inside the organisation in that State.

    Samuel won’t reveal who his backers are. But he styles himself as Abbott’s protector, telling the Herald: “I didn’t want to see someone of Abbott’s credibility involved. I spoke to my friends in the West and they all agreed. I spoke to Tony and said I’d take it from here.”

    Abbott admits that “in discussions with a number of One Nation people – and One Nation people were always wanting money for this or that – I would say go and talk to John Samuel. He has access to people who might be able to provide access to that sort of thing.” He says he doesn’t know where Samuel’s alleged financial backing comes from, and admits asking few questions.

    Meanwhile Sharples, who has fallen out with a number of his erstwhile collaborators, fights on. He is now single-hand-edly battling an appeal by One Nation – with no funds for legal representation.

    Abbott is adamant he’s got nothing to hide: “Look, I really want to stress, the anti-One Nation thing was all my doing. Were any senior Liberal Party people involved? No. Were any junior Liberal Party people involved? Well, apart from me, no. Was I doing this because the Liberal Party had told me to? No. Was I doing this because I thought the Liberal Party wanted me to do it? No. Did I get any encouragement from the Liberal Party after I’d been doing it? No. Has anyone in the Liberal Party ever said to me, ‘Well, Tony, thank God you did that’? No.

    “All my doing, for better or for worse. It has got Tony Abbott’s fingerprints on it and no-one else’s.”

    Which is precisely what has got some of Tony Abbott’s colleagues worried.

  150. feelthebern

    The Saudi girl will get asylum in record time

    Not our problem. Let the Saudis and Thais deal with it.

    Agree.
    Australia is acting like Hyacinth Bucket.
    None of our fucking business.

  151. pete m

    A great Abbott weakness was his own dodgy expense claims – such as the pollie bike charity event. He needs to STFU about others.

  152. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter
    @AnnCoulter
    BREAKING: TV Networks Will Not Grant MS-13 Gang Opportunity to Respond to Trump Oval Office Speech on Immigration, as Dems Expected to Cover that Ground
    6:06 AM · Jan 8, 2019

  153. Black Ball

    SBS Viceland delving into the issues of the day with a show titled Do Communists Have Better Sex?

  154. feelthebern

    Watching the Waterboy on fox tonight.
    One of the all-time greats.
    That & Happy Gilmore were Sandler’s best work.

  155. John Constantine

    Compare Hanson and gillard and hawke and rudd and keating.

    Compare total current wealth with wages earned.

    The one party State has a lot to answer for.

    Lets do a lot more forensic accounting, hmmmmm?.

    Comrade Maaaaates?.

  156. mh

    Senator Fraser Anning
    Senator Fraser Anning
    @fraser_anning
    ·
    2h
    I want to thank every single person who has messaged, called my office or come up in the street to express their support.

    Despite the screams of outrage by the left wing media and hand-wringing by my colleagues, I’ve had overwhelming support from everyday Australians

    https://twitter.com/fraser_anning/status/1082552338131210240?s=20

  157. DavidH

    Interstellar. Am I the only person that hated that movie?

  158. cohenite

    Interstellar. Am I the only person that hated that movie?

    Why? It was quite a sceptical movie.

  159. feelthebern

    Interstellar was awesome apart from 2-dimensional Anne Hathaway.
    Terrible.

  160. None

    How many votes did Fraser Anning get like 19 wasn’t it? I’v only seen one interview with him which was just after the final solution brouhaha and he was steady articulate and unflappable. While I can’t remember details, I don’t think he even put a foot out of line. I’m not sure that I would be jetting down to Melbourne to attend a rally but if it’s within the bloody expense rules than our f****** expense rules need to change. Buddy jet it down to Melbourne to attend a rally at which there were some unsavoury types well name me one rally that doesn’t? If however he’s able to use this to highlight African gang violence or immigration issues then it will be a good thing but I’m afraid that our media is just playing its usual hypocritical small-minded leftist lies.

  161. DavidH

    Interstellar – why do I hate it? I suppose it’s because it was sold as being “scientifically accurate” when the only part of that seemed to be that time dilates in strong gravity and people got off on “yeah – I get that”. The tsunami scene was atrocious. The clip that was posted here shows them splashing about – apparently without effort – in water up to the knees, but saying “the gravity here is really intense”. Then a 1000 foot wall of water overtakes them. I don’t recall – was that water attracted by some super-dense orbiting body? We’re mostly water, so why weren’t the characters sucked upwards too? “The Room” was more scientifically accurate than “Interstellar”.

  162. None

    Be open about hanning and I think he said this at that interview that I saw is that he’s about 70 or something –
    way past the age of giving a s***. He’s also getting 2 to 300 k a year to not give a s***. In many ways the media can’t touch him. I hope no one gets violent.

  163. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #2901956, posted on January 8, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I think I could write a computer program for generating this stuff. No knowledge of reality required.

    No need, they already exist.
    Just written this.

    We need a more contemporary reimagining of our integrated incremental capability.

    Using this site.http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/gobbledygook-generator.html

    Far better than my usual stuff.

  164. zyconoclast

    BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – Spain has replaced Italy as the destination of choice for migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, according to European Union estimates published on Friday.

    The border and coast guard agency Frontex said around 150,000 people entered the EU through irregular crossings in 2018, the lowest number in five years and far below the peak of more than a million recorded in 2015.

    Arrivals in Spain doubled to 57,000, making the route from Morocco to the Iberian Peninsula the most active in Europe and putting immigration in the spotlight in Spain ahead of a spate of elections this year.

    The number who reached Italy, which has taken measures to prevent rescued migrants landing, fell 80 percent to around 23,000, the fewest since 2012.

    Arrivals in Greece and Cyprus through the so-called Eastern Mediterranean route rose to 56,000, most coming from Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq.

    Spain’s coastguard said it had stopped posting regular information about rescues of migrants at sea on social media, though it continued to give information to journalists who call.

  165. Candy

    It’s hard to know Anning’s motives. The African gangs is the issue. I think Dutton is the only one who has tried to address it and got no support from his peers.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How many votes did Fraser Anning get like 19 wasn’t it?

    Still 19 more votes then Kimberly Kitching, or a certain former New South Wales Premier, who’s name escapes me got. Oh, and how many votes did the Perfumed Persian get?

  167. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Well, my own Hairy Ape is now reposing in hospital with wires all over his chest recovering from being the proud possessor of a Stent, put in today. We were unsure last night whether it would be that, or a bypass. It has not been an easy few weeks since the two weeks before Christmas when all of this started to happen, especially running to hospitals and specialist offices in the last week of Christmas cheer. They discovered that apparently he’d already had one ‘heart attack’ maybe years ago, which did some small damage, but in investigating that they noticed a big monster about to blow a major whistle.

    Stents seem to be a modern miracle, substantially bringing down the number of coronary bypass surgeries. I hope the inventors are receiving in return the big bucks they deserve. My Big Sis had a stent put in the same place about six months ago. Hairy proudly showed me his ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics. The extent of improved blood flow is quite remarkable and very visible.

    I walk in and drop a little kiss of relief on his head and offer him his book back – the Bernard Cornwall one on ‘The Last Kingdom’. All the time he was in theatre and recovery I sat reading it, so I’d have it finished to give back to him for R & R reading. It was a useful distraction for me – all that page-turning Viking murder and mayhem – until I could ring and get the OK to see him. I have been worried sick, but he’s fine now. Thanks me for what he cutely and dreamily calls ‘da lifestyle lecture’ which I delivered at his bedside. I will be lucky if he complies with a fifth of it. Love him to bits though, in spite of his wayward and type A ways. Ban him from driving for two weeks, I beg the doc, as those Rose Bay retiree road hogs have their pacemakers set far to low for Hairy’s toleration.

    Relief!! It is so sweet.
    M0nty, I am thinking of your wife, and how worried she must be. Hope you are on the mend now.

  168. Crossie

    The Morrison government is prepared to grant a humanitarian visa to Saudi Arabian woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun — who believes her family will kill her for leaving the Islam faith — if she is assessed as a refugee by the United Nations and passes character and security checks.

    And once safely in Australia she will miraculously reconcile with her family and work to bring them here as well.

  169. zyconoclast

    Wasn’t e-medicine of the main benefits of the NBN

    Millions of patients to see hospital doctors by Skype under NHS plan
    Theresa May wants digital consultations to become NHS norm in order to give patients greater control.

  170. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Well, my own Hairy Ape is now reposing in hospital with wires all over his chest recovering from being the proud possessor of a Stent,

    Pass on all good wishes for a full recovery, would you, LizzieB?

  171. Cassie of Sydney

    Lizzie darling…..I hope Hairy is okay.

  172. Cassie of Sydney

    I really liked Interstellar.

  173. Crossie

    WTF….what about Asia Bibi…a woman who is currently in hiding and has spent the last 9 years in prison on trumped up charges of blasphemy? When is this spineless cretinous uniparty government going to step up to grant humanitarian visas to Asia Bibi and her family…….a woman who has more than one fucking family after her…she has a whole fucking country of inbred Islamic fanatics after her.

    For such an ostentatiously self-proclaimed Christian as ScoMo he certainly has very little fellow-feeling for other Christians, particularly those in very dangerous or precarious situations. I’ll believe he’s the real deal when he does something worthwhile but until then ScoMo is just another egotist in the Turnbull mould.

  174. Mark A

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2901998, posted on January 8, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    That’s good new, all the best.

  175. mh

    The “Hairy Ape” and the “fat lesbian” are both recovering.

    Time for a lifestyle change, fellas.

  176. feelthebern

    Nolan hasn’t made a bad movie.
    He’s a bit like David Fincher or Michael Mann.
    True artists.

  177. zyconoclast

    Federal appeals court sides with Trump on military transgender ban, but injunctions remain in place

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the partial ban announced by the Pentagon, but never implemented, should not have been blocked by a district court while it was being challenged.

  178. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thanks, late nighters, for your good wishes. Appreciated.

  179. zyconoclast

    Koch Network to Push for Legal Status for Dreamers in 2019

    The politically savvy donor network helmed by billionaire Charles Koch plans in 2019 to use its deep pockets to push for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, including permanent legal status for for young people who came to the country illegally, according to an email obtained by TIME and verified by a Koch spokesman.

  180. Not quite everyone. The nomenklatura do very well from socialism. m0nty hopes to be a member of that group.

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

    “But I’m special!”

    “Shut up and finish digging your grave, useful idiot”.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The “Hairy Ape” and the “fat lesbian” are both recovering.

    Jeepers. Who is the fat lesbian? What is she recovering from?
    Clearly I have been out of circulation lately.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jeepers. Who is the fat lesbian? What is she recovering from?
    Clearly I have been out of circulation lately.

    Also known as the Fascist Hyena – the blog’s resident Lefty – monty.

  183. Interstellar was awesome apart from 2-dimensional Anne Hathaway.
    Terrible.

    Let me guess. Height and width, but no depth? 😁

  184. mh

    Monty – the fat lezzo.

    Recovering from donut scarfing.

  185. None

    Every best wish to your husband, Lizzie. And to you too. What a worry for you as well. I’m glad it’s all sorted now.

  186. Siltstone

    Get well Hairy Ape, herds of Cats are interested in your many escapades (as narrated by Lizzie). But as a proof of life check, can Hairy post on his own account (just once)?

  187. Dave in Marybrook

    Leyonhjelm scoring at will by stating the bleeding obvious, on “inequality” and “Nazis”.
    Best retail politician since Joyce.
    What odds on NSW upper house, Des Deskperson?

  188. Dave in Marybrook

    Out of circulation? You’re a treasure, Lizzie, and I value your every diasystolis.
    Best to Hairy.

  189. cohenite

    What odds on NSW upper house, Des Deskperson?

    I hope it’s not at the expense of Latham or the SFF.

  190. None

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump

    ….The Fake News Media in our Country is the real Opposition Party. It is truly the Enemy of the People! We must bring honesty back to journalism and reporting!

    12:01 AM · Jan 8, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone

    Hehe. I will forgive him for tweeting on an iPhone.

  191. Dave in Marybrook

    McConahuey wrecked his appearance Interstellar (rubbish movie btw) with his hideous crying. Which also wrecked the gay-AIDS-Mexican drug co-op flick, name of which escapes me just now.
    But he was brilliant as the voice of Buster Moon in Sing.

  192. Dave in Marybrook

    But unlike Latham, he’s a cleanskin, and level headed. A smart LNP operative would be doing everything possible to get him in and get him onside, with, say, an offer of a preference swap.

  193. Helen

    All the best to you and hairy, Lizzie. Xx

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thanks, Zulu. Yes, M0nts needs to revise his ways too. His wife should give him the lifestyle lecture; I expect she already has done so, focusing on donuts.

    Not allowed ta do anything for two weeks that raises my heartrate, Hairy says disconsolately.
    I’ll turn the aircon right down and put on a flannelette nightie, I say helpfully.
    And I’ll buy you some PJ’s, I add. He doesn’t own any. Took a t-shirt to hospital. 🙂

  195. Crossie

    The politically savvy donor network helmed by billionaire Charles Koch plans in 2019 to use its deep pockets to push for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, including permanent legal status for for young people who came to the country illegally, according to an email obtained by TIME and verified by a Koch spokesman.

    The Koch brother, Bloomberg, Steyer, the Silicon Valley billionaires, all working feverishly to impoverish American middle and working classes. Yes, that’s the way to endear yourselves to the masses.

    I bet every one of them thinks that if Trump can do it so can they and if they can’t become the president they will try to buy one.

  196. jupes

    The Morrison government is prepared to grant a humanitarian visa to Saudi Arabian woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun — who believes her family will kill her for leaving the Islam faith — if she is assessed as a refugee by the United Nations and passes character and security checks.”

    Weak as piss. Why give those self-serving UN arseholes any credibility?

    Why give up our sovereignty to those clowns?

  197. None

    Best retail politician since Joyce.

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  198. Crossie

    Lizzie, hope the Hairy Ape gets well soon and then you can get back to your commenting duties.

  199. pete m

    The kids took me to see Mary Poppins in gold class as our family Xmas present.

    That is 2 hours of my life that nearly made me cry tears of rage at the extreme boredom I had been sucked in to seeing.

    Only reasons consented was the nice setting, food and beverages on order and my kids.

    Disney needs to be sandblasted back to basics and start over again.

    Best wishes to all going thru life’s ups and downs.

  200. None

    You have to remember that Dutton is no longer the Immigration Minister. Morrison took immigration off him and gave it to that f****** screaming No Name lefty.

  201. Cpt Seahawks

    I’m not sure, but does DoctorRandomercam read this site? Doctor?

    Victim fight: He Ma’am vs Captain Soyhawk

    I don’t touch soy mr DoctorRandomercam.

  202. Crossie

    Dave in Marybrook
    #2902026, posted on January 8, 2019 at 10:54 pm
    But unlike Latham, he’s a cleanskin, and level headed. A smart LNP operative would be doing everything possible to get him in and get him onside, with, say, an offer of a preference swap.

    A smart LNP operative? Ha, ha, ha, ha!

  203. None

    What was so bad about it Peter m?

  204. Cpt Seahawks

    Hi Lizzie, all the best to Hairy, he does probably need just one beer.

  205. jupes

    That is 2 hours of my life that nearly made me cry tears of rage at the extreme boredom I had been sucked in to seeing.

    How different was it to the original? Is it a musical?

  206. None

    I hope it’s not at the expense of Latham or the SFF.

    I wish Latham Hatton join one nation. I didn’t think it was the right fit for the ldp either. Both of those parties attract lunatics and have the political judgement of 3 Malcolm Turnbulls and the policy depth of Formica. Latham I think is a natural fit the conservatives or the conservative wing of the Libs should such a beast have ever existed. I do hope he succeeds in returning to politics and I do hope he does so in a capacity where he can wield some influence -I would say one Nations education policy was all Latham – but it’s meaningless if it can’t be implemented.

  207. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Morrison government is prepared to grant a humanitarian visa to Saudi Arabian woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun — who believes her family will kill her for leaving the Islam faith — if she is assessed as a refugee by the United Nations and passes character and security checks.

    I’m waiting for the first street protests in Lakemba – “This woman must die, for renouncing Islam. Australia granting her refugee status is an insult to all Muslims.”

  208. Best of British to Mr H. Ape and you, Lizzie.

    My gripe today is that the electrodes they put on for the ECG left icky gunk on my chest, arms and legs. Bloody hard to get off without tearing off chunks of body hair. So in the wide scheme of things, minor stuff. 😉

  209. mh

    That is 2 hours of my life that nearly made me cry tears of rage at the extreme boredom I had been sucked in to seeing.

    Told someone tonight I could not take her to Mary Poppins tomorrow as it will be too long and too boring.

    Now we are going to Bumblebee.

  210. None

    Don’t believe everything you read Zulu it may well be that the Australian officials demanded she apply for asylum in the first safe country which is Thailand and they probably informed the Thais to arrest her and they are probably delighted that the unhcr is now involved because you can’t be granted a refugee visa without a un chr assessment and after that she will go into resettlement stream and she can wait her turn. If the Australian immigration people are smart they will force her to follow the proper process and wait her turn. Journalists however I very lightly to wrongly or falsely report that this somehow constitutes a promise of resettlement. Remember this girl has got the support of an ABC journalist so she now becomes a Lefty icon and a way of pissing on the Morrison government. Remember Abbott had only promised that they would *consider* a plebiscite for SSM after the next election but the media twisted it into a promise of a plebiscite now. Now no one wants to see a young woman executed for apostasy and the penalty for apostasy in Islam is death – but if our government is smart which is a very tall order I know they would force this girl to go through the normal channels and my own view is that she’s best resettled in Canada. It will also keep the boats away.

  211. feelthebern

    Check out “A Quiet Place”.
    Cracking movie.
    Emily Blunt is a fantastic actor.
    And not too bad on the eye either.

  212. DrBeauGan

    Now we are going to Bumblebee.

    I took Spiky to see bumblebee when she returned briefly for chrimbo. The heroine is a chick who is supposed to be 18, but looks 15, and wears far too much eye makeup. The hero is a crappy car that turns into a ten foot tall robot. It is not altogether plausible.

    I hope I haven’t spoilt it for you.

  213. Dave in Marybrook

    “Best retail politician…”
    Fair enough, a bit hyperbowl. But the parallel post about inequality was quality stuff, which anyone of the right should shamelessly rip off and riff on all through the coming election. If there’s anyone else in this god forsaken country who speaks more concisely, consistently, and spontaneously about their political philosophy, I don’t know who it is.

  214. Siltstone

    but if our government is smart which is a very tall order I know they would force this girl to go through the normal channels and my own view is that she’s best resettled in Canada. It will also keep the boats away.

    “…if our government is smart…” they would work with other like-minded nations, and just shut up and handle these high profile cases behind the scenes.

  215. mh

    I made it through Ralph Breaks…. so I will manage Bumblebee. She has seen all the Transformer movies and this one is arguably the best. Probably doesn’t say much for the others.

    I’m quite looking forward to it now – because it’s not Mary Poppins.

  216. JC

    Interstellar was very disappointing.
    Firstly, there was the requisite background doom story- our agriculture was failing because of some Monsanto created monster. Secondly, it was supposed to be set 100 years in the future. The farm house had absolutely no mod-cons that you would expect 100 years from now. The house itself was from the 1950’s. We’re therefore expected to believe people 1oo years from now lived in the 150 year old farm house with no renovations. The farm truck was also 150 years old. Yea right.

    NASA was the heroic organization kept alive and had developed a spaceship able to enter worm holes. This is the same NASA that has to hitch rides from the Russians now in order to send people into space because it no longer does that.

  217. EvilElvis

    That is 2 hours of my life that nearly made me cry tears of rage at the extreme boredom I had been sucked in to seeing.

    I feel for you Pete, but, two points! One, never watch something that has already been done on ‘The Simpsons’, see Sherry Bobbins episode. Two, use your shit movie radar in the first 12 minutes and flake out! Best sleeps I’ve had in my adult life are at the cinema.

  218. Pedro the Ignorant

    The cheque is in the bank, the keys to the work vehicles and the town office have been handed over, the cartons full of PPE has been donated to the local aborigine employment mob, the accountant can pore over the suitcase full of alleged “financial records” to his heart’s content, the movers arrive tomorrow, the new, (well, very old) house in a quaint and historic WA town awaits its latest occupant.

    No more endless red dirt horizons, stifling government regulation, shit gravel “roads”, remote and lonely mining camps, carping mine managers, stinking hot days and freezing nights, eating out of Heinz tins with one hand while batting away flies with the other, dealing with obstinate and stupid 20 y.o. old OH&S dickheads, wondering which upcoming job site will the one that kills me because some 457 visa reffo installed the electrics.

    I will miss the beautiful starlit nights, the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, the joy of being your own boss and being beholden to nobody, but most of all I will miss the “salt of the Earth” types that I have had the privilege of working with over many years, who don’t give a rat’s ring about climate change, LGBTWQ crap, etc. but face the every day challenge of working the Earth to explore and mine Australia’s magnificent mineral wealth, making this one of the world’s wealthiest countries and a magnet for millions who want to come here.

    In short, Cats and Kittehs, the Golden Day of retirement has arrived. Hallelujah!!!

  219. DrBeauGan

    Interstellar was very disappointing.
    Firstly, there was the requisite background doom story- our agriculture was failing because of some Monsanto created monster. Secondly, it was supposed to be set 100 years in the future. The farm house had absolutely no mod-cons that you would expect 100 years from now. The house itself was from the 1950’s. We’re therefore expected to believe people 1oo years from now lived in the 150 year old farm house with no renovations. The farm truck was also 150 years old. Yea right.

    NASA was the heroic organization kept alive and had developed a spaceship able to enter worm holes. This is the same NASA that has to hitch rides from the Russians now in order to send people into space because it no longer does that.

    Kip Thorne is a good physicist, but he should be ashamed of his association with that movie.

  220. EvilElvis

    Congrats and enjoy, Pedro. I concur with your sentiments there fully.

  221. Infidel Tiger

    Hope you got a big pay day Pedro.

  222. Cpt Seahawks

    The Interstellar wave scene is not in any way realistic, anywhere. Water would have drained at their feet, or be pushing like a tide with the wave possibly to prevent a wave breaking on shallows. It cannot be still like a lake with no current at all.

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In short, Cats and Kittehs, the Golden Day of retirement has arrived. Hallelujah!!!

    All the best for a happy retirement, Pedro.

  224. Snoopy

    You’ll be able to really cut loose at the next Diggers and Dealers, Pedro. Well done!

  225. Pedro the Ignorant

    Hope you got a big pay day Pedro.

    Oh yes. Good timing with mineral exploration booming in WA.

    A niche tech business supporting mining and exploration sites with few competitors.

    Happy little Vegemite.

  226. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    the movers arrive tomorrow, the new, (well, very old) house in a quaint and historic WA town awaits its latest occupant.

    Check out the Imperial Hotel in York – all refurbished – when you get time – damnfine lunch, and the “Snake and Herring” pinot noir goes down well.

  227. Siltstone

    Hope to see more and more posts from you Pedro now you are unchained.

  228. Pedro the Ignorant

    Not too far down the road, Zulu.

    Fine dining and some long lunches is definitely in the immediate future.

  229. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    Economic numbers looking REALLY good. Can you imagine if I had long term ZERO interest rates to play with like the past administration, rather than the rapidly raised normalized rates we have today. That would have been SO EASY! Still, markets up BIG since 2016 Election!

  230. mh

    Kevin Frey
    @KevinFreyTV
    Schumer/Pelosi call for Democrats to have equal airtime in a statement responding to the president’s Tuesday night address
    @NY1

    @SpectrumNewsDC

    https://twitter.com/KevinFreyTV/status/1082447972770562049?s=20

  231. Infidel Tiger

    Trump needs to stfu about the Dow.

    It is not related to the normal economy in any way and it is probably pissing his base off that Wall St types are getting rich.

  232. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
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    4m
    “The President is the biggest and best supporter of the Steel Industry in many years. We are now doing really well. The Tariffs let us compete. Was unfair that the Steel Industry lost its jobs to unfair trade laws. Very positive outcome.” Mark Glyptis, United Steelworkers

  233. Bruce in WA

    Well, my own Hairy Ape is now reposing in hospital with wires all over his chest recovering from being the proud possessor of a Stent, put in today.

    My best wishes to you both. As the proud possessor of both a triple bypass (~18 years ago) and a stent (mid-September 2018), I think I’ll take the latter any day 😀 Worst part of it all is — Hairy is going to struggle to find anyone who will give him travel insurance!

    I don’t know if they put his stent in via wrist or groin, but if the latter — he’ll be in for some interesting testicular bruising that will make you wonder about his genealogy! 😀

    Anyway, recover soon, mate. It’s all positive from here on …

  234. mh

    Blair Cottrell 🇦🇺
    @blaircottrell89
    Re: the “Nazi salutes” @ St. Kilda:
    >There was 100 Antifa, including a convicted murderer screaming “Fuck off Nazis” for 3 hours
    >One “salute” was clearly a satirical “John Cleese” style gesture, in response to that abuse
    >The other may or may not have been a wave

    Fake news 👏🏻

  235. W Hogg

    Interstellar was very disappointing.
    Firstly, there was the requisite background doom story- our agriculture was failing because of some Monsanto created monster.

    Of course the screenplay was written based on a gerbil worming disaster. But even DPRCal audiences found it too preachy.

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