Monday Forum: February 4, 2019

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  1. Mater

    If you live in Victoriastan, and have a firearms licence, you should be prepared to hand over your social media ID the next time a renewal comes up. This already happens in parts of USA.

    Until such time as they also register and actively monitor the social media accounts of all police members, who incidentally carry loaded firearms in public everyday, they can go and get stuffed.

    It is an interesting aside that Victorian police members have been told to use aliases on all social media, so they can’t be identified or associated with being police officers.

  2. Top Ender

    School cadets still exist (a good thing) as well as various ADF cadets. Minus the 303s.

    Cadet units train with the Steyr issued to the ADF, and shoot with them on the range, too.

    Good to see. I know two young blokes who have been straightened out through joining. They like the harsh but fair discipline.

  3. zyconoclast

    Sandmann lawyer: Letters sent to New York Times, Today Show, 50 others may precede suits

    The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.

  4. zyconoclast

    Will ICE deport her when she leaves HOR?

    Undocumented worker who worked for Trump golf course to attend State of the Union

    An undocumented worker who recently worked for Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and left after she publicly disclosed her immigration status will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address next week.

  5. zyconoclast

    Parallels with Australia

    Canada is home to nearly half a million international students
    An update from the Canadian Bureau of International Education reveals the total number of international students in the country exceeds Canada’s 2022 target
    28% from China,
    25% from India

    According to recent data from CBIE’s International Student Survey, 51 per cent of international students in Canada intend to apply for Canadian immigration after their studies.

  6. calli

    Welcome home, nota. Nothing, bar a smiting, has changed.

  7. Mater

    An interesting extract from speech made by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (author of ‘The Gulag Archipelago’) to Harvard graduates in 1978. I recommend the entire speech, but his assessment of western media demonstrates significant foresight, given what we see today.

    Such a tilt of freedom in the direction of evil has come about gradually, but it was evidently born primarily out of a humanistic and benevolent concept according to which there is no evil inherent to human nature. The world belongs to mankind and all the defects of life are caused by wrong social systems, which must be corrected. Strangely enough, though the best social conditions have been achieved in the West, there still is criminality and there even is considerably more of it than in the pauper and lawless Soviet society.

    The press too, of course, enjoys the widest freedom. (I shall be using the word press to include all media.) But what sort of use does it make of this freedom?

    Here again, the main concern is not to infringe the letter of the law. There is no true moral responsibility for deformation or disproportion. What sort of responsibility does a journalist or a newspaper have to his readers, or to his history — or to history? If they have misled public opinion or the government by inaccurate information or wrong conclusions, do we know of any cases of public recognition and rectification of such mistakes by the same journalist or the same newspaper? It hardly ever happens because it would damage sales. A nation may be the victim of such a mistake, but the journalist usually always gets away with it. One may — One may safely assume that he will start writing the opposite with renewed self-assurance.

    Because instant and credible information has to be given, it becomes necessary to resort to guesswork, rumors, and suppositions to fill in the voids, and none — and none of them will ever be rectified; they will stay on in the readers’ memories. How many hasty, immature, superficial, and misleading judgments are expressed every day, confusing readers, without any verification. The press — The press can both simulate public opinion and miseducate it. Thus, we may see terrorists described as heroes, or secret matters pertaining to one’s nation’s defense publicly revealed, or we may witness shameless intrusion on the privacy of well-known people under the slogan: “Everyone is entitled to know everything.” But this is a false slogan, characteristic of a false era. People also have the right not to know and it’s a much more valuable one. The right not to have their divine souls [stuffed with gossip, nonsense, vain talk.] A person who works and leads a meaningful life does not need this excessive burdening flow of information.

    Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic disease of the 20th century and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. Such as it is, however, the press has become the greatest power within the Western countries, more powerful than the legislative power, the executive, and the judiciary. And one would then like to ask: By what law has it been elected and to whom is it responsible? In the communist East a journalist is frankly appointed as a state official. But who has granted Western journalists their power, for how long a time, and with what prerogatives?

    There is yet another surprise for someone coming from the East, where the press is rigorously unified. One gradually discovers a common trend of preferences within the Western press as a whole. It is a fashion; there are generally accepted patterns of judgment; there may be common corporate interests, the sum effect being not competition but unification. Enormous freedom exists for the press, but not for the readership because newspaper[s] mostly develop stress and emphasis to those opinions which do not too openly contradict their own and the general trend.

    Without any censorship, in the West fashionable trends of thought and ideas are carefully separated from those which are not fashionable; nothing is forbidden, but what is not fashionable will hardly ever find its way into periodicals or books or be heard in colleges. Legally your researchers are free, but they are conditioned by the fashion of the day. There is no open violence such as in the East; however, a selection dictated by fashion and the need to match mass standards frequently prevent independent-minded people giving their contribution to public life. There is a dangerous tendency to flock together and shut off successful development. I have received letters in America from highly intelligent persons, maybe a teacher in a faraway small college who could do much for the renewal and salvation of his country, but his country cannot hear him because the media are not interested in him. This gives birth to strong mass prejudices, to blindness, which is most dangerous in our dynamic era. There is, for instance, a self-deluding interpretation of the contemporary world situation. It works as a sort of a petrified armor around people’s minds. Human voices from 17 countries of Eastern Europe and Eastern Asia cannot pierce it. It will only be broken by the pitiless crowbar of events.

    I have mentioned a few traits of Western life which surprise and shock a new arrival to this world. The purpose and scope of this speech will not allow me to continue such a review, to look into the influence of these Western characteristics on important aspects of a nation’s life, such as elementary education, advanced education in the humanities and art.

    It is almost universally recognized that the West shows all the world a way to successful economic development, even though in the past years it has been strongly disturbed by chaotic inflation. However, many people living in the West are dissatisfied with their own society. They despise it or accuse it of not being up to the level of maturity attained by mankind. A number of such critics turn to socialism, which is a false and dangerous current.

  8. Mother Lode

    Many will have read how Manus detainee Behrouz Boochani (left) was awarded the richest prize for writers in the country, a very tidy $100,000, plus a second award of $25,000.

    Bet he still gets all his freebies, even though we now know how much money he has.

    It would be a nice touch for Dutton to give him the flick – it would make their giving him the prize look sillier.

    I am not too worried about his whining about Iran – he can afford to go wherever he likes. And considering what a corrosive influence he has been from Manus (abusing a country that he has minimal association with), it is pretty hard to see how he would add to the community.

  9. Entropy

    The leftie at club troppo has been advocating that the RBA gets set up to make loans directly to punters as a way of bypassing the banks. Nothing stupid gets passed on the left these days.

    It’s also Katter Australia Party policy JC. You know, what the left call “far right” because he is infested with icky social conservatism. That economically the Katters are more socialist than the average Glebe greens voter is not relevant.

  10. Entropy

    The other expression people favour a government bank is the belief the government bank will
    * offer lower interest rates and fees
    * not need the same level of security
    * never foreclose
    *step in and take over bad debt
    * allow the Minister to tell the government bank to lend money to them.

    Which is of course, not the reality of statutory bodies, but it could Be. Such paddlers especially like the last two.

  11. Mater

    And another:

    As humanism in its development became more and more materialistic, it made itself increasingly accessible to speculation and manipulation by socialism and then by communism. So that Karl Marx was able to say that “communism is naturalized humanism.”

    This statement turned out not to be entirely senseless. One does see the same stones in the foundations of a despiritualized humanism and of any type of socialism: endless materialism; freedom from religion and religious responsibility, which under communist regimes reach the stage of anti-religious dictatorships; concentration on social structures with a seemingly scientific approach. This is typical of the Enlightenment in the 18th Century and of Marxism. Not by coincidence all of communism’s meaningless pledges and oaths are about Man, with a capital M, and his earthly happiness. At first glance it seems an ugly parallel: common traits in the thinking and way of life of today’s West and today’s East? But such is the logic of materialistic development.

    The interrelationship is such, too, that the current of materialism which is most to the left always ends up by being stronger, more attractive, and victorious, because it is more consistent. Humanism without its Christian heritage cannot resist such competition. We watch this process in the past centuries and especially in the past decades, on a world scale as the situation becomes increasingly dramatic. Liberalism was inevitably displaced by radicalism; radicalism had to surrender to socialism; and socialism could never resist communism. The communist regime in the East could stand and grow due to the enthusiastic support from an enormous number of Western intellectuals who felt a kinship and refused to see communism’s crimes. And when they no longer could do so, they tried to justify them. In our Eastern countries, communism has suffered a complete ideological defeat; it is zero and less than zero. But Western intellectuals still look at it with interest and with empathy, and this is precisely what makes it so immensely difficult for the West to withstand the East.

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The press can both simulate public opinion and miseducate it.

    There is, for instance, a self-deluding interpretation of the contemporary world situation. It works as a sort of a petrified armor around people’s minds. ….. It will only be broken by the pitiless crowbar of events.

    As humanism in its development became more and more materialistic, it made itself increasingly accessible to speculation and manipulation by socialism and then by communism.

    Three excellent take-outs by Solly; a clever Russian man of experience who had a way with words.
    And this back in 1978. Very prescient. And we are soon to experience ourselves that ‘pitiless crowbar of events’.

    I love his thesis too about information overload. Yes, we are all suffering from that now.

  13. Tel

    An undocumented worker who recently worked for Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and left after she publicly disclosed her immigration status will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address next week.

    How would you know where she used to work when it’s all undocumented?

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thanks for the cartoons, Tom. We have another National Treasure emerging in Bill Leak’s boy.
    He’s getting so adept at providing a word-cryptic subject line for a current event and then picturing the situation evoked by that line in a way that immediately makes it live. Then there are the small added touches. Love the silhouetted smoking cop in the far background overseeing these two sorts of criminals.

  15. Mater

    Lizzie,
    I like this one:

    Such as it is, however, the press has become the greatest power within the Western countries, more powerful than the legislative power, the executive, and the judiciary. And one would then like to ask: By what law has it been elected and to whom is it responsible? In the communist East a journalist is frankly appointed as a state official. But who has granted Western journalists their power, for how long a time, and with what prerogatives?

  16. feelthebern

    I reckon Ken Henry will stick around longer than most people think he will.
    Remember, he doesn’t have an AGM to face until November 2019.

  17. John Constantine

    Road trains to come as far south as Horsham and Warracknabeal, to run hay and grain up into New South Wales.

    Big Australia cannot cope with the logistics demands of an extra tens of mass imported millions of the world’s poorest people with existing roads and trucks.

    Eighty tonne mini road trains cannot be avoided as step one.

  18. stackja

    Mater
    #2925673, posted on February 5, 2019 at 7:36 am
    Lizzie,
    I like this one:

    Such as it is, however, the press has become the greatest power within the Western countries, more powerful than the legislative power, the executive, and the judiciary. And one would then like to ask: By what law has it been elected and to whom is it responsible? In the communist East a journalist is frankly appointed as a state official. But who has granted Western journalists their power, for how long a time, and with what prerogatives?

    People grant the power by supporting journals. So people should be aware and criticise journals. People can show awareness through journal circulation, radio and TV ratings. I note 2GB rates top in Sydney.

  19. feelthebern

    Fun fact:
    Julian Edelman was on twitter last night saying:
    “First J*wish MVP”.
    As in most valuable player in a superbowl.
    Some of the responses not pleasant.

  20. stackja

    Combustible cladding fears for dozens of Melbourne buildings after Spencer St tower fire
    John Masanauskas, James Dowling, Karen Collier and Josh Fagan, Herald Sun
    February 4, 2019 10:47pm
    Subscriber only

    Fears have heightened over dozens of buildings around Melbourne with high fire-risk cladding, as residents in a CBD tower were shut out for 48 hours after a towering blaze on Monday.

    City of Melbourne issued the emergency order for the Neo200 building in Spencer St after fire jumped, via the cladding, between six floors in just five minutes.

    It comes as MFB fire investigators said a cigarette was the probable cause of the fire, after it was discarded and ignited combustible items on the balcony.

  21. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Watch out, America: Democrats’ class warfare is back with a vengeance. Your money belongs to them to redistribute as they see fit. As Mayor de Blasio put it recently, “The money is in the wrong hands.” That is, it’s in your hands, not his.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Notafan, as well as a smiting while you were away we did receive for a time some fake heavenly grace from a very fallen simulacrum angel, who biblically has now gone, like a dog, back to his own vomit. In reality, he was a little boy tinkering with religious iconography wanting to play here with some grown-ups. We were kind for a while.

  23. stackja

    Cops search for men in Townsville floodwaters as locals plead for relief
    Peter Michael, Domanii Cameron, The Courier-Mail
    an hour ago

    AUTHORITIES are desperately searching for two men missing in Townsville’s flood as locals pleaded for a reprieve from the torrential rain.

    The two men were feared washed away by floodwaters after running away from the scene of an alleged looting in Townsville. A search for the pair was continuing last night with grave fears held for their safety.

    2GB reports men indigenous.

  24. areff

    Sigh.

    Where do you turn when the leading “conservative” party boasts creatures such as this (via The Age; no link, it only encourages them):

    On Sunday, Mr Pyne said on social media:

    “A good idea every 25 [years] is not enough but Kim Carr has now had one – I agree with him that the [universities] should look to the model of The Conversation to continue the contribution of MUP. It would be a shame to lose that independent publishing voice for all except academic treatises.”

    So, a money-losing press that has debased its heritage and reputation by serving as the megaphone for whatever Leftoid cause or witchhunt happens to be is in fashion gets a lifeline to regroup and continue as before.

    Those who succumb to the occasional reverie of a conservative government fixing the ABC (like a tomcat at the vet, for preference) need to abandon all hope. If the Liberals can’t find the backbone to clean house at a small press with 14 employees, Ultimo and Southbank are entirely immune.

  25. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    City of Melbourne issued the emergency order for the Neo200 building in Spencer St after fire jumped, via the cladding, between six floors in just five minutes.

    So lucky – this could have been so bad. All Owner’s Corporations need to look at this issue immediately and push some responsibility back onto those who approved use of these ultra-combustible materials. In the meantime, strip it off.

  26. Tel

    The leftie at club troppo has been advocating that the RBA gets set up to make loans directly to punters as a way of bypassing the banks. Nothing stupid gets passed on the left these days.

    The main privilege that banks obtain from their cartel arrangement is the ability to borrow at BELOW market rates from the lender of FIRST resort (the central bank) thus putting downward pressure on overall rates. If the RBA bypassed the banks and lent money directly at their normal lower than market rates then the punters would be happy but the banking cartel would largely be dissolved at that point. Inflation would probably follow.

    If the RBA stopped lending to anyone at lower than market rates, but started lending to everyone at above market rates it would become a genuine lender of LAST resort and we would get back to the Bagehot dictum: “lend freely at a high rate, on good collateral”. The banks would then need to compete, but also government could not have easy access to cheap money. A good idea but unlikely to ever happen.

  27. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    the [universities] should look to the model of The Conversation to continue the contribution of MUP.

    If that is the best they can do to encourage a popular voice, why bother? The Conversation is a leftie mouthpiece. Hairy wrote for it a couple of times some years back in his own field of expertise, and then declined all further invitations, due to his dislike of their leftist agenda-setting. He told them so too.

  28. Mater

    People grant the power by supporting journals. So people should be aware and criticise journals

    Yes, people should be aware; but if all they know is what the press tells them, what criticisms do they level?

  29. Mater

    Stackja,
    Diversity of press is the best weapon against the power of the press but ‘Stolly’ covered why this lacked:

    One gradually discovers a common trend of preferences within the Western press as a whole. It is a fashion; there are generally accepted patterns of judgment; there may be common corporate interests, the sum effect being not competition but unification. Enormous freedom exists for the press, but not for the readership because newspaper[s] mostly develop stress and emphasis to those opinions which do not too openly contradict their own and the general trend.

    Without any censorship, in the West fashionable trends of thought and ideas are carefully separated from those which are not fashionable; nothing is forbidden, but what is not fashionable will hardly ever find its way into periodicals or books or be heard in colleges. Legally your researchers are free, but they are conditioned by the fashion of the day.

  30. Tel

    … but if all they know is what the press tells them, what criticisms do they level?

    Keep a copy of what the press was telling them a few weeks ago, and inquire as to why it keeps changing. Subversive I know … but it can be done.

  31. woolfe

    Thanks for that Mater. We are doomed to repeat aren’t we?

  32. mh

    The White House too white for this brutha

    Patriots Player Says He Won’t Visit the White House, But it ‘Would be Dope’ to Meet Obama Instead

    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2019/02/04/patriots-player-says-he-wont-visit-the-white-house-but-it-would-be-dope-to-meet-obama-instead/

  33. mh

    An undocumented worker who recently worked for Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and left after she publicly disclosed her immigration status will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address next week.

    The best the Dems can get?

  34. stackja

    Mater
    #2925693, posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:16 am
    People grant the power by supporting journals. So people should be aware and criticise journals

    Yes, people should be aware; but if all they know is what the press tells them, what criticisms do they level?

    Read the The Cat and other ‘reliable’ sites.. People who only ‘know is what the press tells them’ deserve what they get.

  35. stackja

    Tel
    #2925696, posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:23 am
    … but if all they know is what the press tells them, what criticisms do they level?

    Keep a copy of what the press was telling them a few weeks ago, and inquire as to why it keeps changing. Subversive I know … but it can be done.

    MSM and ALP? Gough, Hawke, Keating, RGR, now BS.

  36. Ellen of Tasmania

    “Here’s what went down. Legislation that would allow abortions up to 40 weeks, even after labor had begun, was introduced in Virginia by Kathy Tran. This means that even with New York’s macabre maneuvers, she is already the leading candidate for the 2019 Death Chick of the Year. That same day she introduced legislation that would protect the lives of fall cankerworms, a bill prohibiting spraying during certain months.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the priorities of the modern Democratic Party. You can kill a human child in the birth canal, but you must stay your hand with regard to the fall cankerworm. What are you, some kind of monster?

    And then, because whom the gods would destroy they first make mad, the governor of the once great state of Virginia, Gov. Northam, went out there in order to defend Kathy Tran. In the course of his remarks he made things a thousand times worse, by explaining how children could be terminated after they were born. You know, if they were defective or something, they could be kept comfortable while a “discussion ensued” among family members. ”

    https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/governor-northam-and-the-death-chick.html

  37. stackja

    Final Report
    Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
    Volume 2: Case Studies

    Although it repeats what has already been said in the Interim Report, it is important to set out, again, my understanding of my tasks.
    The term ‘misconduct’ is defined in the Letters Patent as including four classes of conduct:
    •conduct that constitutes an offence against certain laws;
    •conduct that is misleading, deceptive, or both;
    •conduct that is a breach of trust, breach of duty or unconscionableconduct; and
    •conduct that breaches a professional standard or a recognisedand widely adopted benchmark for conduct.
    Consistent with the essential character of a Royal Commission (as a non‑judicial task) the Letters Patent require me to inquire into whether any conduct might have amounted to misconduct. I am not asked to decide whether conduct did constitute an offence, or other contravention of law. If conduct might have amounted to misconduct, I am required and authorised to decide whether the question of criminal or other legal proceedings should be referred to the relevant Commonwealth, state or territory agency. Any decision about bringing proceedings is a matter for the relevant agency,
    not for me.
    This report sets out conclusions I have reached in relation to the matters explored in public hearings. I set out my conclusions about what happened, what was done or not done, and what legal characterisations might attach
    to or be associated with those factual conclusions.

  38. Geriatric Mayfly

    Thank the Lord, Australian journalism would never ascend to such such hyperbowlic heights.

    The Washington Post sponsored an ad during the Super Bowl that may have been the most pretentious, the most exaggerated paean to the religion of journalism ever created. They call it “Democracy dies in darkness,” and it features a grand, sweeping musical score and actor Tom Hanks seriously intoning the importance, the necessity, and the need to worship journalism.

    When we go off to war.
    When we exercise our rights.
    When we soar to our greatest heights.
    When we mourn and pray.
    When our neighbors are at risk.
    When our nation is threatened.
    There’s someone to gather the facts.
    To bring you the story.
    No matter the cost.
    Because knowing empowers us.
    Knowing helps us decide.
    Knowing keeps us free.

    American Thinker

  39. mh

    OCASIO-CORTEZ INVITES ANTI-KAVANAUGH SOROS OPERATIVE TO SOTU

    Ana Maria Archila harassed Jeff Flake in elevator over SCOTUS confirmation

    The Soros-funded activist who harassed former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an elevator amid the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fiasco will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address as a guest of socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

    Co-executive director of the George Soros-backed group Center for Popular Democracy Ana Maria Archila confirmed she would attend Tuesday’s event at the request of Ocasio-Cortez.

    “I just feel particularly moved that in her first participation in the State of the Union, she is inviting me to join and inviting that moment of the elevator, my confrontation with the men who do not understand the life of women and the lives of people who are not in power, that she’s inviting that into the imagination of people again,” Archila told The Intercept…

    https://www.infowars.com/ocasio-cortez-invites-anti-kavanaugh-soros-operative-to-sotu/

  40. Ellen of Tasmania

    “Last year Cal Newport convinced 1600 people to completely change their lives.

    He asked them to take a 30-day break from the optional technologies in their lives. Unless not using it would get you fired, divorced, or cause the people you love to spontaneously burst into flame, it was out. Say goodbye to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a month.

    And anything not optional got rules: only checking email at designated hours and the screen time limits you might impose on your kids now got imposed on you. So what happened?

    No, nobody had a seizure. And, yes, the initial transition was rough for many. But after that, in the vast majority of cases, it utterly changed people’s lives for the better.

    They got happier. More productive. They spent more quality time with their kids. One father remarked how weird it was to be the only parent at the playground not looking at his phone.”

    https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2019/02/make-your-life-fantastic/

  41. calli

    On the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award going to someone who entered the competition in breach of the rules – I wonder if it has been a teaching moment for the ladies on the shortlist.

    Here they are:

    Staying: A Memoir by Jessie Cole (Text Publishing)
    The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire by Chloe Hooper (Penguin Random House Australia)
    Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)
    Miss Ex-Yugoslavia by Sofija Stefanovic (Penguin Random House Australia)
    Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin (Brow Books)

    Behrooz Moochani. Taking the Moocherhaddin to a whole new level.

  42. Ellen of Tasmania

    Has anyone else watched the new Mike Cernovich film, ‘Hoaxed’ – and if so, what did you think?

    le3iwdU

  43. John Constantine

    Their united nations admits it was wrong.

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-nations-makes-recommendation-not-to-schedule-cbd-as-drug-after-medical-marijuana-inc-executive-spoke-at-world-health-organization-convention-300571242.html

    The CBD component of marijuana reccomended by the WHO to be removed from transnational binding treaty on dangerous drugs

    Okay, it is an old treaty, from the days before the dictators and the tyrants of the third world seized control of their united nations in the commo backed coup, but a signed transnational convention that australia was unswervingly and unthinkingly compliant to can be overturned.

    Comrades.

    [Everthing you learned about marijuana at university may be wrong.]

  44. Ellen of Tasmania

    Okay – no idea what happened there, sorry. I thought I’d linked to the movie site – you’ll have to go hunting yourself.

    This is Scott Adams take on it:

  45. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2925706, posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Interestingly, WaPo doesn’t reference the Christine Blasey-Ford’s allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in their rebuttal to Fairfax. The omission is striking given the specific details provided in Tyson’s allegation such as a specific event, time and location, unlike Ford who couldn’t remember what year the alleged assault occurred.

  46. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2925706, posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:43 am

    WaPo covered up for Dems. This is not news.

  47. stackja

    Shark plays chicken with crocodile in Northern Territory’s famed Adelaide River
    WILL ZWAR, NT News
    February 5, 2019 12:30am

    STUNNING footage of a shark playing chicken with a crocodile mid-feed has shown the ruthless nature of the Northern Territory’s animal kingdom.

  48. Geriatric Mayfly

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    Let’s do it!
    Oceans to turn brighter blue due to global warming

    Jeepers. One thing at a time. Just finished reading of the doom and gloom confronting the Himalaya glaciers, star performers in the warming circus. Courtesy of the BBC of course. Hundreds of millions of lives imperilled downstream of the dwindling meltwater. Half a dozen of the world’s great rivers on death row. Now an enhanced tinge of ocean blue to brighten the apocalypse. Enough!

  49. stackja

    Daley: More NSW kids should learn Chinese or Mandarin
    EXCLUSIVE ROSE BRENNAN, The Daily Telegraph
    24 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Labor leader Michael Daley has held another press conference exclusively for Chinese media, during which he said more NSW school children should learn Chinese or Mandarin as it would be “good for both our countries”.

    Earlier:

    ICAC investigating donations made at fundraising dinner held by Chinese Friends of Labor
    Rose Brennan, The Daily Telegraph
    February 4, 2019 10:30pm
    Subscriber only

  50. stackja

    When Democrats Accidentally Told The Truth, America Hated It, & The Media Tried To Pretend It Never Happened.

    Somehow that *issue* seems to trump a death panel deciding whether a born baby has the right to live.

    America is repulsed by all of this.

    Gallup’s work on this matter shows that 60+% of Americans think abortion should only be legal through the first trimester. 87% believe it should be banned in the third trimester. Less than 3% believe “abortion” should be used on a child already born.

    (I also literally wonder if that 3% mirrors the child sacrifice practitioners of those who worship Satan, but I digress.)

    It was ghoulish enough when the New York State Senate decided to give a standing ovation for the bloodthirst codified in the bill they passed and Governor Cuomo bragged about before signing into law.

    But the mask is off. Democrats are as Gov. Mike Huckabee said on my show on Friday, “The party that’s all for ‘piles’ of dead babies.”

    They are lying about it.

    The media is ignoring it.

    And America hates it!

  51. Geriatric Mayfly

    Not just a token job after all. She’s earning her keep.

    The Australian Banking Association has leapt to the defence of the NAB bosses.
    ABA head Anna Bligh said the commissioner had formed an opinion based on one session of evidence at a hearing last year.

  52. Eyrie

    Anna Bligh should still be in jail.

  53. Snoopy

    ABA head Anna Bligh said the commissioner had formed an opinion based on one session of evidence at a hearing last year.

    How many sessions are required for a valid opinion, Anna?

  54. C.L.

    Good Lord.
    Klansman Ralph Northam’s deputy and successor Justin Fairfax a rap1st.

  55. rickw

    If you live in Victoriastan, and have a firearms licence, you should be prepared to hand over your social media ID the next time a renewal comes up. This already happens in parts of USA.

    Nice, when does The Hunchback get a “free” version of Beijing’s total surveillance system?

  56. stackja

    C.L.
    #2925727, posted on February 5, 2019 at 9:17 am

    UPDATE: Stanford Fellow Hints At Possible Justin Fairfax Sex Assault

    UPDATE: 2:55 AM, Monday, February 4
    Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax took to Twitter around 3:00 AM to release a statement confirming the alleged sexual assault victim Vanessa Tyson took her allegations to the Washington Post “more than a year ago,” after which the Washington Post spiked the story.

    Here is the language from Lt. Gov. Fairfax’s statement published around 3:00 AM Monday morning which confirms The Washington Post received Ms. Tyson’s allegations and chose not to believe her.

  57. md

    D’oh, I mean Washington Post, not CNN – but is there any difference.

  58. woolfe

    When you apply for a US visa they want to know your social media id’s

  59. Geriatric Mayfly

    How many sessions are required for a valid opinion, Anna?

    If I recall correctly, ‘the session’ spanned two days. It could have dragged out much longer, but for the keen ear of the Commissioner and the no nonsense approach to the witness by the redoubtable Ms Orr.

  60. stackja

    Whistleblower claims there was ‘up to 20 metres of cracks’ in Opal Tower
    Mitchell Van Homrigh, The Daily Telegraph
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    A whistleblower who claims to have been involved in the construction of the Opal Tower said there was up to 20 metres of cracks in one floor and plastic stuck in a supporting concrete pillar.

    An alarming video has emerged of the construction of the maligned tower which was evacuated in ­November, that show cracks in the roof of the 10th floor, A Current Affair reported on Monday night.

  61. Northam’s great mistake was to make public what was occasionally involved in a late-term abortion; the delivery of a still-living baby and then its murder. That is why the Dems released Northam’s blackface photo. That switched the controversy from late-term abortion/ infanticide to racism. The other thing here is that the party of Moloch is desperately attempting to sandbag any possible reversal of Roe v Wade by pushing through abortion legislation in states where they have a majority. Northam jeopardized that program by exposing the liberality of their abortion legislation.

    The party of Moloch is wicked and depraved.

  62. Tel

    Tom #2925635, David Rowe

    The government types do see the financial industry as rows of piggy banks, and regardless of whose money happens to be contained therein, it burns them to be told they can’t just take it. After all, you can see in the picture … all that gold just sitting there … muat be greedy people not wanting to share it.

  63. Leigh Lowe

    Here is the language from Lt. Gov. Fairfax’s statement published around 3:00 AM Monday morning which confirms The Washington Post received Ms. Tyson’s allegations and chose not to believe her.

    But, but … whatever happened to “all victims must be believed”?

  64. Des Deskperson

    Here’s the latest on the cranston trial:

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/former-tax-man-michael-cranston-very-confident-i-d-done-the-right-thing-20190204-p50vkw.html

    With Cranston himself giving evidence. The two main points his argument appear to be;

    (1) that he was simply trying to encourage an ATO culture that was less aggressive and more responsive toward clients:

    “Mr Cranston asked assistant commissioner Scott Burrows to access restricted computer records about Mr Anquetil and report back to him.

    Mr Cranston said he did so because he was foremost concerned with the culture within the tax office.

    “After grappling with it, I really firstly wanted to know because of the culture issue, what area was it done in. If done in main area, [I was] concerned we would treat a taxpayer like that. I was just concerned that the culture of my people was right.””

    And (2), that he had no intention of hiding the connection with his son:

    “”Did you anticipate that somehow or other that you might try and conceal from the tax office that your son was involved?

    “I would never conceal from the tax office, I would never do that,” he said.”

    The crown argument is that Cranston should have immediately recused himself from any official contact with his son.

  65. rickw

    The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.

    That old goat really got in the boys face, i’m pretty sure he bumped him in the shoulder with his drum a couple of times as well. Nick might as well go full Lawfare on this, they started it, so he should finish it.

  66. stackja

    Des Deskperson
    #2925742, posted on February 5, 2019 at 9:28 am
    (1) that he was simply trying to encourage an ATO culture that was less aggressive and more responsive toward clients:

    Cranston good humour man?

  67. Dr Faustus

    Turnbull praises ‘outstanding’ Julia Banks

    Mr Turnbull praised Ms Banks – who will vie for the Victorian seat of Flinders at the election – for being an “outstanding parliamentarian” while saying he respected her for leaving the Liberal Party on her own terms.

    Miserable Ghost who walks…

  68. rickw

    The party of Moloch is wicked and depraved.

    The Democrats should be shedding voters faster that a tree losing leaves in Autumn.

    Where does Munty stand?

    Civil War 2.0 is imminent, the only way that rifts in society like this gets fixed, unless a vast majority of Dem voters suddenly wake up and realise what they have actually been voting for.

  69. Snoopy

    I admire climate research reporting specificity. This is a standout example.

    Average temperatures on Svalbard have leapt between three and five degrees Celsius since the early 1970s and could rise by a total of 10C by 2100 if world greenhouse gas emissions keep climbing, the study said.

  70. Boambee John

    rick w

    Trump should raise this in SOTU, point out the incompatibility between the vision for the US espoused by the Demorats and the vision in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. He should then propose that the voters decide, county by county, which they want, with separation to follow.

    The Demorat counties will end up as an archipelago of major cities with no hinterland and not much industry. They will be completely reliant in the residual US for food, power (likely to be eeeevil coal, gas and nuclear), and much else. Or they could go ruinables, and import evertthing else from China and Pakistan.

    Or they could have a new civil war.

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Miserable Ghost who walks…

    When the Shorten Government takes office, after the next election, I hope someone horsewhips Lord Waffles, in the street. He’s done more then his share to assure that election win.

  72. 132andBush

    Cadet units train with the Steyr issued to the ADF, and shoot with them on the range, too.

    Good to see. I know two young blokes who have been straightened out through joining. They like the harsh but fair discipline.

    Although we’re not allowed to do overt military style tactical scenarios during exercises, no skulls on patches, can’t use the term “enemy”, the list goes on.
    Because “child soldiers” or something.

    Arky,
    If you’re looking at something worthwhile to help fill your time join the Army Cadets as a staff member.
    People with your background are needed.
    Very rewarding.

  73. Eyrie

    Frankly I don’t give a rat’s arse about temperatures on Svalbard in 2100 and I don’t want our civilization destryed over it.

  74. Geriatric Mayfly

    Are the Springer-Jones’s in splitsville?
    ABC has appointed long-serving Four Corners reporter and presenter Sarah Ferguson as its new bureau chief in China,
    Okay, but what’s happening with Tones?
    Ferguson’s husband, Tony Jones, will continue to host ABC’s Q&A program.

    Surely, the ABC will arrange and pay for contact visits somewhere near the halfway mark – Singapore for example.

  75. dover_beach

    Of course, not a week after Cuomo enacts legislation that allows the child in utero to be killed, he announces a plan to legalize surrogacy in NY state for same-sex couples, and straight couples with fertility issues.

    This is what treating the child in utero as if it where a commodity looks like.

  76. thefrollickingmole

    History.
    Who said this??

    “Are we going to take the hands of the federal government completely off any effort to adjust the growing of national crops, and go right straight back to the old principle that every farmer is a lord of his own farm and can do anything he wants, raise anything, any old time, in any quantity, and sell any time he wants?”

  77. Boambee John

    dover

    Will he also make adoption easier?

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Morrison can win election: Turnbull

    Australian Associated Press
    9 minutes ago February 5, 2019

    The man Scott Morrison replaced says the next election is winnable for the coalition and wishes the prime minister all the best.

    Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, surprised by television cameras at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday, said every election could be won when asked about his successor’s chances.

    “Well, look, Australian elections are close – they’re two-horse races, right?” he said.

    “Of course he’s in with a chance but it’s a matter for the people.”

    Mr Turnbull had lifted the coalition’s standing in the polls to be behind by just two points, 51-49, when the Liberal Party dumped him as leader in August.

    The most recent Newspoll, released a week ago, had Labor leading the government 53-47.

    Pushed further for his thoughts on the government’s direction, Mr Turnbull deflected, saying, “I have to remind you that I’m not retired, but I am retired from politics”.

    From the Oz.

  79. calli

    It’s only a baby if the mother wants it. Otherwise it’s a clump of cells.

    Funny how the troll shut up when I pointed to Nick Vujicic as fair game for the “severely disabled” baby killers. The would have robbed this man of his life, his family and the world of a remarkable human being.

  80. Cassie of Sydney

    “Leigh Lowe
    #2925740, posted on February 5, 2019 at 9:26 am
    Here is the language from Lt. Gov. Fairfax’s statement published around 3:00 AM Monday morning which confirms The Washington Post received Ms. Tyson’s allegations and chose not to believe her.

    But, but … whatever happened to “all victims must be believed”?”

    All victims must be believed when allegations are made against catholic priests, bishops and cardinals, liberals, conservatives, republicans and anyone nominated by a republican president to the Supreme Court. If allegations are made against a democrat, current Australian Labor party leader and anyone who is “progressive”, “woke” and supports infanticide….well then the progressive media can and does choose not to believe him or her.

    After all, victimhood is entirely political…you could be gang raped by Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer and the progressive media will ignore you.

  81. Cassie of Sydney

    “Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, surprised by television cameras at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday, said every election could be won when asked about his successor’s chances.”

    Obviously the Turd has been visiting Banks.

  82. feelthebern

    Banks & financials having a good day today.

  83. Myrddin Seren

    Labor leader Michael Daley has held another press conference exclusively for Chinese media, during which he said more NSW school children should learn Chinese or Mandarin as it would be “good for both our countries”.

    Ummm

    A charitable reading of the first point would be that Daley has held a presser with ‘local Chinese-language media’.

    But given that he states the language tuition would be good for ‘both our countries’, it looks like he is in fact signalling to the State media in China to get the relevant ministries and arms of the Party to corral the voters here in NSW.

    After the state and Federal elections, the Labor ascendancy and the shredding of the ANZUS Treaty, expect to see that base along Cowper Wharf Road renamed 花园岛海军基地.

  84. Infidel Tiger

    Banks & financials having a good day today.

    Canberra mafia just destroyed all their competition. Fox was in from the start.

    This mofos will be doing coke of strippers tits all year.

    Truly the stupidest country on earth.

  85. Snoopy

    How did Turnbull escape unscathed from the HIH royal commission?

  86. Infidel Tiger

    Of course, not a week after Cuomo enacts legislation that allows the child in utero to be killed, he announces a plan to legalize surrogacy in NY state for same-sex couples, and straight couples with fertility issues.

    This is what treating the child in utero as if it where a commodity looks like.

    And still this man takes communion and smiles at photo ops with Cardinal Dolan.

  87. Arky

    He was, clearly, talking in the context of a delivery of a baby with severe deformities

    ..
    He was, clearly, talking in the context of a delivery of a baby with severe deformities

  88. Myrddin Seren

    Shop owners warned not to take law into their own hands after thefts

    For months, an IGA store owner has been dealing with children grabbing food from shelves, and customers putting items in their bags and walking out.

    Five days later his frustration boiled over. He found a nine-year-old trying to steal a bottle of coke, and held the boy, leading to police laying a serious deprivation of liberty charge.

    9News understands the boy made a complaint to police.

    Yeah – a nine year old made a complaint to police.

    Watch the video – see if you can figure out what is going down here.

  89. JC

    Harksie

    The only case of a kid born with unkown severe deformaties that should have been hoovered is you, otherwise I don’t believe there are cases anymore of kids with three legs popping out as a surprise. STFU.

  90. thefrollickingmole

    Harkwit comes and sprays illogical crap here again.

    8 months isnt time enough for the new Mengles to abort a fetus, they insist the .05% of cases which are as described must be reason enough to allow partial birth killings in all circumstances, no questions asked.

  91. Ellen of Tasmania

    This is what treating the child in utero as if it where a commodity looks like.

    The same women who hate the idea that women were ever treated as property by men, or that men and women could treat slaves as mere chattel, then turn around and treat their own children as property to be disposed of as they will.

    We slap our modern-progressive-selves on the back for getting rid of things like eugenics and slavery, but we haven’t at all. We’ve just changed the names and rejigged the front cover.

  92. Confused Old Misfit

    It is not given to doctors or to anyone other than the parents the authority to determine what, if anything, shall apply to their child.
    The determination of what is a deformity, of what is abnormal, of what is an abnormality is not the province parties not intimately involved with the creation of that life..

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    Average temperatures on Svalbard have leapt between three and five degrees Celsius since the early 1970s

    Of course they did. The 70’s were the bottom of the AMO cycle. We’re now at the top of the AMO cycle. Svalbard sits slap bang in the North Atlantic, where the AMO data is collected.

    So over the next 30 years the place is going to get cold again, by those same 3 to 5 degrees.

    These people are idiots.

  94. Infidel Tiger

    The issue of a healthy baby born alive after an attempted abortion – that is an especially vexed case if it is a matter of borderline viability.

    Yeah, it’s vexed in the same way should you stop if you hit a pedestrian while speeding down the road.

    You are a very morally sick person Harksy. To me you are nothing but a clump of rotten cells.

  95. JC

    The determination of what is a deformity, of what is abnormal, of what is an abnormality is not the province parties not intimately involved with the creation of that life..

    Bullshit

    Tell me with a straight face that if you at his birth and Harksie popped out you wouldn’t have screamed out “Deformity” and wouldn’t have put the fucker down immediately?

    Stop lying

  96. Arky

    “A baby is a baby is a baby” is not an answer to issues such: what happens to a baby born without a brain?

    ..
    It goes on to call itself Harken and spoit troll crap on a blog.

  97. thefrollickingmole

    2.A clearly selfish attitude towards the world to be inherited by your children/grandchildre/great grandchildren.

    What a surprise Farksie is a Pedophrast

  98. JC

    “A baby is a baby is a baby” is not an answer to issues such: what happens to a baby born without a brain?

    Score for population control. Every left winger would be gonsky.

  99. Arky

    That ‘s your lot from me troll.
    Now fick off.

  100. thefrollickingmole

    Im sure seizing land and redistributing wealth in an African nation will work perfectly this time.

    A former ANC member, Malema founded the EFF in 2013, and his radical programme rules out “compromises” allegedly agreed to by ANC leaders with the white minority.

    Malema, 37, has begun to eat away at ANC support amid chronic unemployment that now stands at 27 percent of the workforce.

    But his keystone issue is land redistribution.

    “The economy is in the hands of the white community, we want to change that,” he told the crowd to cheers and raised fists.

    “We are going to place all land under the custodianship of the state, for equal redistribution to all,” he pledged.

    “They killed our people, they raped our people, we cannot reward rapists, we cannot reward murderers, we want our land back and that issue is not negotiable,” Malema declared.

    ANC head Cyril Ramaphosa has also mooted a constitutional reform to allow land to be taken from minority white owners without compensation — a plan that has alarmed many foreign investors.

    The ANC is expected to win the general election after Ramaphosa, a relatively moderate pro-business reformer, was appointed president.

  101. Shy Ted

    Aagh, we’ve got our own orange man on the Insiders couch. Ours is much more stupid than the real orange man.

  102. Civilisation will not be destroyed over it. Is this a panic attack brought on by a few hours of brownouts last week? Sheesh

    Well Hark.
    Your solution to the real problem of unreliable renewable power is?
    Your answer to my question of your support or otherwise for the science of genetic modification.
    Would you eat GM ingredient food?

  103. Confused Old Misfit

    I am not at all sure that people at this blog can parse plain English, at times.

    And I said: “It is not given to doctors or to anyone other than the parents…”
    I do not care what the Governor said.
    I do not care what the doctor said.
    You, like the head prefect , should learn to parse plain English.

  104. thefrollickingmole

    Posted again minus link, bloody spamminator.

    Im sure seizing land and redistributing wealth in an African nation will work perfectly this time.

    A former ANC member, Malema founded the EFF in 2013, and his radical programme rules out “compromises” allegedly agreed to by ANC leaders with the white minority.

    Malema, 37, has begun to eat away at ANC support amid chronic unemployment that now stands at 27 percent of the workforce.

    But his keystone issue is land redistribution.

    “The economy is in the hands of the white community, we want to change that,” he told the crowd to cheers and raised fists.

    “We are going to place all land under the custodianship of the state, for equal redistribution to all,” he pledged.

    “They killed our people, they ra p ed our people, we cannot reward ra pi sts, we cannot reward murderers, we want our land back and that issue is not negotiable,” Malema declared.

    ANC head Cyril Ramaphosa has also mooted a constitutional reform to allow land to be taken from minority white owners without compensation — a plan that has alarmed many foreign investors.

    The ANC is expected to win the general election after Ramaphosa, a relatively moderate pro-business reformer, was appointed president.

  105. Atoms for Peace

    Since when did the term brown outs become a euphemism for black outs ?

  106. Shy Ted

    “A baby is a baby is a baby” is not an answer to issues such: what happens to a baby born without a brain?
    Left wing politician. Not a new joke but never a truer word spoken in jest.

  107. dover_beach

    He was, clearly, talking in the context of a delivery of baby with severe deformities. I cannot see how you can sever a connection between those two paragraphs.

    Yes, so what he is saying is that in the case of a late-term abortion that fails to kill the child in utero and were it is delivered still alive, a discussion will ensure about whether it will still be killed, given that was the wish of the mother and the aim of the doctor performing the failed abortion procedure. So what part of this it at odds with my statement: Northam’s great mistake was to make public what was occasionally involved in a late-term abortion; the delivery of a still-living baby and then its murder.
    BTW, how have you been Steve from B?

  108. Leigh Lowe

    2.A clearly selfish attitude towards the world to be inherited by your children/grandchildre/great grandchildren.

    What a surprise Farksie is a Pedophrast

    1. Is concerned about the effect of the impact of a temperature increase of 0.5 degrees on a child born in 200 years time;
    2. Happy to crush the skull of a baby born this afternoon.

  109. Confused Old Misfit

    Tell me with a straight face that if you at his birth and Harksie popped out you wouldn’t have screamed out “Deformity” and wouldn’t have put the fucker down immediately?

    Can you read anything other than a balance sheet, JC?
    If it came out with red suspenders, acting like a Master of the Universe but only able to achieve head proctor standards, and I was a participating parent I’d personally strangle the monstrosity.
    Yes, again, if I was a parent participating parent and it came out with wings and declared itself Heaven’s gift to mankind and flounced around the delivery room demonstrating it’s total inability to relate to reality, I’d request that the creature be terminated on the spot.
    I’d not care how they did it!
    If both of them came out I’d request my own termination!

  110. Notafan

    I missed a smiting?

    Darn it

    Let me guess Harkgrigrae?

  111. JC

    Semi related to this
    This is one thing I don’t understand about the right sometimes. The left wants euthanasia.

    Put two images in your head. Think of a Q&A audience. Then think of those loons lopping themselves off at the first sign of a cold. How could anyone be against euthanasia? Give it to them in spades. Fuck’em.

  112. dover_beach

    “A baby is a baby is a baby” is not an answer to issues such: what happens to a baby born without a brain?

    You provide basic care until the child dies. You don’t grab a scalpel and cut the child’s head off. It is honestly incredible that we have to even argue this nowadays but here we are.

  113. Hark reckons with all the medical imaging these days you could get a surprise brainless child being born.
    Mind boggling lack of logic.

  114. JC

    Honest question

    Is there any estimate of kids been born with severe deformities that would be a surprise to the docs. The visuals and the testing of the fluid these days gives a pretty decent reading, no?

  115. calli

    Yes, nota. It was more a self-imolation. The character had outlived its usefulness so it was death by Doomy.

  116. JC

    Hark reckons with all the medical imaging these days you could get a surprise brainless child being born.
    Mind boggling lack of logic.

    Why? Harksie was born only with halfway functional brain stem.

  117. C.L.

    He was, clearly, talking in the context of a delivery of baby with severe deformities.

    That must be why Nuremberg gave a pass to the Nazis for gassing the disabled.
    Context.

  118. C.L.

    WaPo on Kavanaugh accuser: Belieb All Women.
    WaPo on Fairfax accuser: A Lying Tramp.

  119. Arky

    I had a student who gave birth to a baby born without a face.
    Now buried in local cemetary.
    Named. Loved. Treated as a human.

  120. Eyrie

    When you look at the treatment guidelines for older people re cholesterol, statins etc there does seem to be a plot to cause morbidity and death in these people. Got to reduce the numbers on the OAP somehow.
    The medical profession is in this up to its neck.

  121. dover_beach

    Put two images in your head. Think of a Q&A audience. Then think of those loons lopping themselves off at the first sign of a cold. How could anyone be against euthanasia? Give it to them in spades. Fuck’em.

    Because euthanasia will be enacted in all manner of situations that neither involves voluntariness or leftists. You also have doctors, administrators, and the like – not the least taxpayers – that want to be involved in no part of such a system.

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    Got to reduce the numbers on the OAP somehow.

    Which is weird seeing that Bowen is currently encouraging retirees to spend every cent they have on the kids, cruises, renovations, anything…then go onto the OAP.

    But the Left was never logical were they? Or numerate.

  123. Confused Old Misfit

    That’s pretty rude, Misfit.

    Good!
    I’m glad you feel that way!
    In answer to you question about surprises, I’d think that the only instances would be where the mother presented, not having ever seen a doctor during the pregnancy.
    Very, very rare today I’d wager.

  124. cohenite

    Roy Spencer does a good preliminary analysis of the hottest evah January in Australia:

    http://www.drroyspencer.com/2019/02/australias-record-hot-january-mostly-weather-not-climate-change/

    A comparison of the satellite temps with the fiddled BoM temps will follow.

    In other news Adam Bandt’s proposed legislation banning all Commonwealth assistance to new coal fired power stations is burbling along.

  125. JC

    Arky
    #2925833, posted on February 5, 2019 at 11:05 am

    I had a student who gave birth to a baby born without a face.
    Now buried in local cemetary.
    Named. Loved. Treated as a human.

    I have a niece in law. The sweetest kid. It was a difficult birth causing a lack of oxygen to the brain and she walks with a stoop.

    According to Harksie, he wants all cerebral palsy kids wiped off the face of the earth.

    Two can play pedophrasty, Harksie, you fucking moron. You despicable turd. Wish you were hoovered.

  126. JC

    cohenite
    #2925841, posted on February 5, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Roy Spencer does a good preliminary analysis of the hottest evah January in Australia:

    You see, Cronks. You too can do sceptical science instead of junkscience theories Just a little effort and voila. Well done.

  127. dover_beach

    No: you have conjured “whether it will still be killed” out of thin air.

    No, we haven’t. The discussion ‘ensued’ in the context of a failed late-term abortion, involving a child with severe deformities. To imagine that it wasn’t an option is simply bad conscience.

  128. Bruce of Newcastle

    Adam Bandt’s proposed legislation banning all Commonwealth assistance to new coal fired power stations is burbling along.

    Who cares? Anyone who built a coal fired plant in December would already’ve paid a lot of it off in January at a cool $14,000/MWh.

  129. Confused Old Misfit

    I’d think that the only instances would be where the mother presented, not having ever seen a doctor during the pregnancy.
    Very, very rare today I’d wager.

    I should qualify that by saying “In western oriented cultures I’d think that…”

  130. Bear Necessities

    Hark reckons with all the medical imaging these days you could get a surprise brainless child being born.
    Mind boggling lack of logic.

    Why? Harksie was born only with halfway functional brain stem.

    Harksie has been assimilated into the Climate Borg Collective. Resistance is futile.

  131. areff

    Here’s a project recently undertaken under a Vic Library fellowship (emphasis added):

    The project will collaboratively develop and produce a film essay on the history of the Melbourne Anarchists Club (MAC) in the late 19th century. It is intended that this work will be exhibited in contemporary art spaces and galleries in Australia and the US.

    Highlighting the fact that MAC considered the rights of early immigrant workers and the status of women, the film essay will explore several themes that remain pertinent to Australian society: a peculiar story involving the fate of David and William Andrade, independent publishing during a media revolution, political ideology and Australia’s first vegetarian restaurant.

    The recipient of that award has just bagged a further five-figure handout from the Australia Council.

    Cats with nothing better to do might enjoy looking up the latest OzCouncil arts grants that have gone to arts practitioners (sic) in their electorates. There have been some beaut’s in Gellibrand of late.

  132. Roger

    what happens to a baby born without a brain?

    You provide basic care until the child dies. You don’t grab a scalpel and cut the child’s head off.

    Like this family does.

    It is honestly incredible that we have to even argue this nowadays but here we are.

    Alas, nothing is incredible in the post-Christendom world of neo-paganism, dover.

  133. The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.

    This list of deadshits is absolutely sweet. Fauxcohontas, black racist Joy Reid, Ilhan Omar (American Yasmin Abdel Majid), fucktard Hollywood weirdos Jim Carey and Alyssa Milano, unfunny ‘comedian’ Bill Maher, that Todd twat on NBC, bald twat Eichenwald, all the fake news outlets and clickbaiters and the diocese that sold them out.

    It’s beautiful. I hope they get pummelled in proportion to the manner in which they blew up this non-story and then the Covington boys donate a bunch of the millions they will win to conservative causes just to really rub it in their faces.

    Gen Z are going to fucking decimate the left, a far finer generation than the sell-out, surrendering pissants that allowed the filth to flourish. I’d trust the future with a Nick Sandmann rather than a Tony Abbott.

  134. areff

    what happens to a baby born without a brain?

    They join the Greens?

  135. Eyrie

    The week or so of hot weather was caused by a blocking high in the Tasman combined with a large low pressure area over WA. Very visible on http://www.windy.com at the time.
    The trajectory of the air reaching SA, NSW and Vic was unusual as a result. It came in over the Queensland coast headed for the center and turned around between Birdsville and Alice Springs. There were clear skies over most of continent and the length of the trajectory over the heated ground was maximised resulting in a river of very hot air aimed at the south east of the continent.
    Weather, not climate.
    I used to do this stuff for a living.

  136. thefrollickingmole

    a discussion will ensure about whether it will still be killed

    Harksie gets a boner over this.

    ‘They were left to die’: Call for inquiry into case of 27 premature babies born alive in WA
    WA upper house MP Nick Goiran thinks it should be front page news. But the deaths of 27 babies born alive in Western Australia and ‘left to die’ with no medical treatment after abortion procedures, have barely made a ripple in the state’s fast-paced news cycle over the last two decades.

    The babies, some potentially as old as 34 weeks, are the focus of the biggest petition submitted to the WA parliament in 2017.

    But their deaths, which were revealed by the government under parliamentary questioning, have so far gone without any official investigation.

    More than 7000 people called for a parliamentary inquiry to investigate the “systemic failures that allowed at least 26 [at the time of the petition] Western Australians to be left to die”.

    Questions asked in parliament by Mr Goiran reveal that of the 27 babies born alive following an abortion, six were born with signs of life at 26-weeks or older and 15 between 20 and 25 weeks. The remaining five babies fall outside of these age brackets.
    Mr Goiran, a pro-life parliamentarian who tabled the petition, believes the circumstances of the deaths should be thoroughly investigated, especially given parliamentary questioning revealed “no record of medical intervention or resuscitation”.

  137. JC

    It’s beautiful. I hope they get pummelled in proportion to the manner in which they blew up this non-story and then the Covington boys donate a bunch of the millions they will win to conservative causes just to really rub it in their faces.

    Beautiful in its ugliness. They’re pretty fucked. I think there’s a rule in US defamatory law which allows far more leeway in going for the throat when miners are involved.

  138. Bruce of Newcastle

    OzCouncil arts grants

    The Aaaaarrrrrrzzzzz in this country are utterly corrupt.
    I’ve two family members who’ve been in the Arts community for decades.
    Being righties they would have to wait for Hell to freeze over to get a grant.
    And probably not then.
    The various Aaaaarrrrrzzzzz festivals are so lefty that you’d think Marx was alive and well and doing oil painting, along with Adolf.

  139. JC

    Wetpatch is up around 8%.

    The risk is the Liars get in and totally fuck up the banking system.

  140. Confused Old Misfit

    far more leeway in going for the throat when miners are involved.

    Gold miners, coal miners or uranium miners?
    They are all pretty awful people!

  141. cohenite

    The New York abortion Bill:

    Section 2 of the bill creates a new Article 25-A of the Public Health
    Law (PHL), which states that an abortion May be performed by a
    licensed, certified, or authorized practitioner within 24 weeks from
    the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal
    viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life
    or health
    .

    https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/s2796

    Health covers a lot of ground.

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    This list of deadshits is absolutely sweet. Fauxcohontas, black racist Joy Reid, Ilhan Omar (American Yasmin Abdel Majid), fucktard Hollywood weirdos Jim Carey and Alyssa Milano, unfunny ‘comedian’ Bill Maher, that Todd twat on NBC, bald twat Eichenwald, all the fake news outlets and clickbaiters and the diocese that sold them out.

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2019/02/lawyers-for-covington-catholic-school-teens-write-to-50-defamation-suit-targets.html

    Kathy Griffin.

  143. mh

    Health covers a lot of ground.

    Includes depression, I suspect.

    Infowars reporter was able to schedule abortion in 9th month of pregnancy simply by saying she was depressed!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGoN2kvV-s

  144. thefrollickingmole

    Heres another.
    Note, these are things already happening and at this stage because abortion is treated as the new holy sacrament of the left no one is accountable.
    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/aborted-babies-being-left-to-die-20101006-167u0.html
    Dr Durie said even in 2007, 52 babies survived late-term abortions, according to government figures. In some clinics they had simply been put on a shelf and left to die, and the public deserved to know what was happening now.

    He said no figures had been officially released since abortion was decriminalised.

    And another
    The number of babies surviving late-term abortions have increased in Queensland, figures released by Health Minister Cameron Dick have shown.

    Calendar year Terminations with live birth outcome
    2005 8
    2006 16
    2007 20
    2008 15
    2009 13
    2010 17
    2011 20
    2012 20
    2013 23
    2014 25
    2015 27
    Total 204

    In 2015, 27 babies of five month’s gestation survived, only to later die after not receiving life-saving treatment.

    more.
    CAMILLE FUNNELL: It was a quarter to three in the morning in July 1998. Carey Williams, a registered midwife, had been called to one of the mother’s rooms in the Darwin Private Hospital. The woman in the room had been booked in for a second trimester pregnancy termination. Nurse Williams was ready to help. She placed what she assumed was a fetus in a kidney dish and took it from the mother’s room. It was then she heard a cry. It came from the baby in the kidney dish.

    Nurse Williams told the Coroner’s court she then realised the baby was older than the 19 weeks term she’d been told. Although premature, she says the baby was apparently health with no apparent abnormalities, its vital signs were good. That left Nurse Williams with what she described as a very big moral dilemma – what to do?

    She said because the baby was making noises she couldn’t just leave it in the kidney dish so she put the baby in a warm rug and checked the baby every 10 to 15 minutes. About 80 minutes later, at five past four in the morning, the baby died.

    The Northern Territory Coroner was told the midwife had rung her supervisor seeking help while the baby was still alive, but no-one was available to help her. The Coroner’s court was also told the midwife rang the woman’s doctor, Dr Henry Chow, and told him the planned abortion had resulted in a live birth. The doctor’s response, according to evidence to the court, was; “So?”.

    And heres one on the type of deformity which the modern left believes deserves death.

    They say they are still haunted by the silence that filled the ultrasound room, when, more than six months pregnant, the scan confirmed their fears: their child was suffering from a deformity, one that would cripple its left hand.

    “I grew up with many people who were disabled, and… there was discrimination,” she said. “I didn’t want my child to be discriminated against. The problem is… obvious because it is the fingers, and I think the child would have a very hard life.”

    After two weeks where Frank watched Cindy’s depression grow deeper, Westmead referred her to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where her pregnancy was terminated at 28 weeks.

    By that stage, if the foetus had been born prematurely there is every chance doctors would have kept it alive.

  145. Your answer to my question of your support or otherwise for the science of genetic modification.
    Would you eat GM ingredient food?

    I’ll keep asking Harker this until a sensible answer is given.

  146. Bruce of Newcastle

    We have an early 2019 double entry for the Darwin Awards. Nine late morning news mentions the two guys missing in the Townsville floods had been seen trying to rob a Dan Murphys.

    If they are the only fatalities from the floods the human race may indeed have improved.

  147. thefrollickingmole

    Heres a deformity meriting death….

    They say they are still haunted by the silence that filled the ultrasound room, when, more than six months pregnant, the scan confirmed their fears: their child was suffering from a deformity, one that would cripple its left hand.

    “I grew up with many people who were disabled, and… there was discrimination,” she said. “I didn’t want my child to be discriminated against. The problem is… obvious because it is the fingers, and I think the child would have a very hard life.”

    After two weeks where Frank watched Cindy’s depression grow deeper, Westmead referred her to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where her pregnancy was terminated at 28 weeks.

    By that stage, if the foetus had been born prematurely there is every chance doctors would have kept it alive.

  148. Diogenes

    Hark reckons with all the medical imaging these days you could get a surprise brainless child being born. Mind boggling lack of logic

    You would be surprised. There are very rare metabolic conditions that do not appear on scans, require a DNA sequencing to confirm, and do no damage until the child is born.

    Such a one is Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency – late No 2 son had it, and he was the first diagnosed with it in Sydney & was the first the Mater had seen in Brisbane when we moved there . In one of his many many many admissions to hospital, a baby was born with a more severe deficiency of the enzyme than No 2 son who had half the ‘normal’ amount. That baby looked normal in all the scans, but the stress of birth triggered a massive rise in lactic acid which travelled up the spinal cord & in her first day of life literally burned out half her brain (such a rise was what ultimately slowly killed No 2 son , and she was dead within a month.

  149. Dr Faustus

    “The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.

    No: you have conjured “whether it will still be killed” out of thin air.
    Completely dishonest.

    So then, if not the fate of the resuscitated infant, presumably a discussion about the cost of Obamacare, or holidays in Puerto Rico.

    Obfuscating weasel words having their desired effect.

  150. Geriatric Mayfly

    Harkie and Arky. Are they by any chance related?

  151. Sorry if my comment brought back memories of such a traumatic event for you Diogenes.

  152. dover_beach

    To be clear: in the (unusual) circumstances discussed, there would be a discussion about what type of care to give the baby in light of its abnormality and prospects.

    That does not mean that the doctor would be offering to kill the baby. The law does not allow it.

    Nonsense. As thefrollickingmole notes above, doctors with the consent of the parents will simply refrain from providing even the most basic care to the child and leave him or her to die.

  153. dover_beach

    The complaint I have is with hyperbole and misrepresentation on the issue – which is routinely on display here and in the American pro-Life side.

    You’re not fooling anyone.

  154. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hark – Are you happy or unhappy that your mother didn’t abort you?

    By living you are inflicting another 500 tonnes or so of Gaia’s hated gas CO2, exhaled by you over your miserable Earth-destroying lifetime.

    It must be psychologically withering to simultaneously be a CO2 catastropharian and an abortion fan.

  155. Arky

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2925875, posted on February 5, 2019 at 11:57 am

    ..
    Hold a grudge for long?
    Let it go you fool.

  156. zyconoclast

    Comedian and political commentator Gavin McInnes announced on Monday that he has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    In a statement provided to the Gateway Pundit, McInnes explained that they have “harassed me, my family, and my friends to a level of tortious interference that goes well into sabotage.”

  157. zyconoclast

    20 Charged With Running Chinese ‘Birth Tourism’ Schemes Across SoCal

    Dongyuan Li’s business was called “You Win USA,” and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies who would automatically enjoy all the benefits of American citizenship.

    Over two years, the now-41-year-old raked in millions through her business, where mothers-to-be paid between $40,000 and $80,000 each to come to California, stay in an upscale apartment and give birth, authorities said.

  158. Lysander

    C.L.
    I’ve asked since to pass along a series of emails and attachments to you.

  159. Baldrick

    I missed a smiting?
    Darn it
    Let me guess Harkgrigrae?

    Got it in one, nota.

  160. thefrollickingmole

    Diogenes
    Cousin of mine has a similar problem with their first child.
    A defective enzyme (doctors havent given a definitive diagnosis, and its not for lack of trying) means the child effectively cant digest 99% of food.
    Kid is about 6 but the size of a 2 year old and severely disabled.
    But they love him all the same and have resigned themselves to losing him soon.

  161. zyconoclast

    USArmyRecruiting
    Premiered Feb 1, 2019
    Soldiers come from all walks of life, but they always come together to support one team – the U.S. Army. A group of Soldiers from across the country teamed up to use music as a way to connect with and inspire today’s youth.

  162. Geriatric Mayfly

    A delicate cast into the edge of the current, fly riding high and no drag, and lo a trophy falls for artifice.

  163. Dr Faustus

    The Kerryn Phelps gets her People Smuggler Assistance Bill (2019) into Parliament next week.

    On the present trajectory, it looks like the Bill will pass because it is convenient for the ALP to use a cross-bench brainfart to euthanise the Morrison Government and bring on an early election.

    The upside for Shorten is that the boats will likely restart before he takes the reins.

  164. I am struck by how many blog comments lately come from readers who clearly hate everything they read here – instinctively and often without evidence of thought. It’s odd to find people so determined to hate what they read spending so much time reading it, …

  165. Arky

    Oh.
    So you admit to trolling.
    Back on the scroll list you go.
    Along with Monty, Harken, etc.

  166. Hay Stockard

    Harken,
    Despite what your mummy tells you you aren’t an angel. You’re a seagull.. noisy and shits everywhere. Now go find a chip.

  167. Bruce of Newcastle

    Kerryn Phelps gets her People Smuggler Assistance Bill (2019) into Parliament next week.

    She’s a medical doctor. Why can’t she build and staff a clinic in Indonesia for the poor asylum seekers? It would be the humane thing to do. I’m sure the UN and the Australian Government would provide lots of financial assistance for it.

  168. C.L.

    The complaint I have is with hyperbole and misrepresentation on the issue – which is routinely on display here and in the American pro-Life side.

    LOL.

  169. struth

    Good moaning. (it still is here)

    The left….
    You can be as sexually perverted as you want, make up sexes, marry your pet goat, celebrate mental sickness and encourage it, and you get to decide if a baby should live or die!!

    No you don’t get to decide if the baby lives or dies because the technology is such that in the west, most people already know by birth what sex the baby is , if it has deformities, mongoloid testing etc.

    There is no excuse for killing a baby , ever, and no one has the right to make that call.
    It’s a doctor’s duty not to kill things but keep them alive.

    Full stop.
    Look at what’s happening already regarding euthanasia in Holland.
    Talk about your Monty Python bring out your dead skit.
    No I don’t want to die, I think I’m feeling much better.
    They’ve even held old ladies down to kill them, that didn’t want to go.

    No one gets to decide who lives and who dies, but the totalitarian left have no problem with it, as history shows.
    Sick fuckers the lot.

  170. C.L.

    Thanks, Lysander.
    More black boxes than Heathrow.
    You can see why it was very important for false charges to be brought.
    Law suits and discovery rights were about to land a lot of people in very serious trouble.

  171. Notafan

    most people already know by birth what sex the baby is

    another reason for abortion-wrong sex- usually because female

    something feminists wring their hands over just a little bit in their all abortion is good world

  172. struth

    This is a godless world we are now entering, no help from Pope Commo the first.

    It degenerates very quickly it seems.
    Evil gets a sniff the Christian wall has come down and caravans of evil come out of nowhere to invade.
    There’s no gradual slide.

  173. dover_beach

    She’s a medical doctor.

    Phelps was on the ABC day before yesterday being interviewed as a GP that treated an ABC employee re an infection following a visit to a nail salon in Sydney. Is she still practicing and medicare payments?

  174. Geriatric Mayfly

    Oh.
    So you admit to trolling.
    Back on the scroll list you go.
    Along with Monty, Harken, etc.

    The abyss and perdition. Really! To obtuse to troll; but I do return trophies and use barbless hooks, so not all that sinister.

  175. dover_beach

    And, Grossman asserted, state laws aimed at protecting unborn babies are in fact forcing women to have later and later abortions.

    Grossman, an apt name, indeed, for someone spruiking abortion.

  176. Oh come on

    Looks like Nick Sandmann will never need paid employment after his lawyers are done with the following entities and individuals:

    The Washington Post
    The New York Times
    Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN)
    The Guardian
    National Public Radio
    TMZ
    Atlantic Media Inc.
    Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.
    Diocese of Covington
    Diocese of Lexington
    Archdiocese of Louisville
    Diocese of Baltimore
    Ana Cabrera (CNN)
    Sara Sidner (CNN)
    Erin Burnett (CNN)
    S.E. Cupp (CNN)
    Elliot C. McLaughlin (CNN)
    Amanda Watts (CNN)
    Emanuella Grinberg (CNN)
    Michelle Boorstein (Washington Post)
    Cleve R. Wootson Jr. (Washington Post)
    Antonio Olivo (Washington Post)
    Joe Heim (Washington Post)
    Michael E. Miller (Washington Post)
    Eli Rosenberg (Washington Post)
    Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post)
    Kristine Phillips (Washington Post)
    Sarah Mervosh (New York Times)
    Emily S. Rueb (New York Times)
    Maggie Haberman (New York Times)
    David Brooks (New York Times)
    Shannon Doyne
    Kurt Eichenwald
    Andrea Mitchell (NBC/MSNBC)
    Savannah Guthrie (NBC)
    Joy Reid (MSNBC)
    Chuck Todd (NBC)
    Noah Berlatsky
    Elisha Fieldstadt (NBC)
    Eun Kyung Kim
    HBO
    Bill Maher
    Warner Media
    Conde Nast
    GQ
    Heavy.com
    The Hill
    The Atlantic
    Bustle.com
    Ilhan Omar
    Elizabeth Warren
    Kathy Griffin
    Alyssa Milano
    Jim Carrey

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of xunts.

  177. dover_beach

    abortion care

    Newspeak indeed. It’s 24/7 lying with these people.

  178. struth

    If Fharken was older he might realise that many women change their mind about having an abortion as the baby grows inside them, they feel it kick and move.
    So giving them some time to get used to the idea of being pregnant by not immediately terminating (how cheap is the day after pill?) means many more babies wouldn’t get terminated at all.

    That’s why there’s no partial right way here.
    You don’t get to kill life, as we see the slippery slope of not sticking to that now, as they want to abort actual babies that have been born!!!!

  179. Lysander

    Thanks, Lysander.
    More black boxes than Heathrow.
    You can see why it was very important for false charges to be brought.
    Law suits and discovery rights were about to land a lot of people in very serious trouble.

    Haha indeed CL! However, I note that those 40-odd pages are very telling in themselves (even with redactions).

  180. Mother Lode

    oco,

    It will come as such a shock to them that they might have done to them what they have been so pleased to see done to others.

    I am just waiting for the protestations from the MSM about freedom of the press.

  181. Bruce of Newcastle

    Am ascending skywards again.

    Hark – Are you sure?

  182. bespoke

    Ellen of Tasmania
    #2925791, posted on February 5, 2019 at 10:36 am
    This is what treating the child in utero as if it where a commodity looks like.
    The same women who hate the idea that women were ever treated as property by men, or that men and women could treat slaves as mere chattel, then turn around and treat their own children as property to be disposed of as they will.
    We slap our modern-progressive-selves on the back for getting rid of things like eugenics and slavery, but we haven’t at all. We’ve just changed the names and rejigged the front cover.

    Nothing else to add just thought deserved to be posted again. And thanks for the other links Ellen.

  183. Top Ender

    Fallen Off Gravy Train: Trying to Reboard

    Sacked ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has fired the latest shot in her unfair dismissal action against the ABC following her sensational sacking by the board in September.

    A small army of lawyers appeared in the Federal Court in Sydney this morning after the public broadcaster and Ms Guthrie failed to reach a private conciliation agreement with the Fair Work Commission in December.

    Ms Guthrie promptly filed in the Federal Court, suing the ABC for damages on the grounds the ABC had no “reason to trigger the termination clause” in her five-year, $900,000 a year contract, which still had two-and-a-half years to run.

    Ms Guthrie is also seeking orders that she be re-instated to her role as managing director, be paid penalties by the ABC and the named board members, and for the ABC to compensate her (with interest) for losses and damages, court documents show.

    Ms Guthrie’s lawyer, Kate Eastman, told Justice Margaret Jagot this morning that after months of trying to get the ABC and members of the board to outline the legal basis of her client’s sacking the ABC had continued to respond “in very bland and general ways”.

    More….

  184. Dr Faustus

    Bill Shorten @billshortenmp

    We pay tribute to the victims of banking misconduct, the whistleblowers and the advocates for making this day happen.

    Scott Morrison voted against the Banking Royal Commission 26 times. He cannot be trusted to get tough with the banks.

    Malcolm Turnbull: the Gift That Keeps On Giving.
    Next up: Banking Sorry Day, truth telling, a Voice to Parliament, treaties and reparations.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    Looks like Nick Sandmann will never need paid employment after his lawyers are done with the following entities and individuals

    He has a winning smile!

  186. calli

    Oh come on
    #2925914, posted on February 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    The ABC was peddling the false narrative days after the additional footage and details about Phillips became public knowledge.

    Perhaps Sandmann’s lawyers need a quick headsup on another scalp.

  187. struth

    I’m sure if babies were sheep being exported they’d be up in arms about their treatment.

    The left are always, without fail the absolutely most extreme hypocrites.
    No self awareness, just run off at the mouth slogan chanters and droning zombies.

  188. Put two images in your head. Think of a Q&A audience. Then think of those loons lopping themselves off at the first sign of a cold. How could anyone be against euthanasia? Give it to them in spades. Fuck’em.

    Er, JC, euthanasia is not for them, but for thee.

  189. thefrollickingmole

    Stimpy get in here!

    Interesting stuff, with lots of caveats surrounding it though.

    In your guts you know hes nuts is now accepted medical doctrine?

    Gut bacteria may have impact on mental health, study says
    Research opens door to possible treatments for depression based on probiotics

    He found that two kinds of bugs, namely Faecalibacterium and Coprococcus, were both more common in people who claimed to enjoy a high mental quality of life. Meanwhile, those with depression had lower than average levels of Coprococcus and Dialister.

    The study reported in Nature Microbiology does not prove that gut microbes affect mental health. It is possible that the effect works the other way around, with a person’s mental health having an impact on the bugs that thrive inside them. But in follow-up experiments, Raes and his team found evidence that gut microbes can at least talk to the human nervous system by producing neurotransmitters that are crucial for good mental health.

    “We studied whether gut bacteria in general would have a means to talk to the nervous system, by analysing their DNA,” he said. “We found that many can produce neurotransmitters or precursors for substances like dopamine and serotonin.” Both dopamine and serotonin have complex roles in the brain and imbalances have long been linked to depression.

  190. Mother Lode

    Hark – Are you sure?

    Always sure.

    Never right.

  191. struth

    Most mothers already love their child deeply, before it’s even born.

    The left are sick, sick, fuckers.

  192. calli

    Bruce, he said his master “worked in mysterious ways”. No mystery there, all too familiar. And zero comprehension is another symptom.

  193. bespoke

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2925875, posted on February 5, 2019 at 11:57 am
    Harkie and Arky. Are they by any chance related?

    Ha! I thought you were Arky’s sock. 😉

  194. Geriatric Mayfly

    Ms Guthrie’s lawyer, Kate Eastman, told Justice Margaret Jagot this morning that after months of trying to get the ABC and members of the board to outline the legal basis of her client’s sacking the ABC had continued to respond “in very bland and general ways”.

    Standard response. Hendo often gives them a poke and gets exactly the same treatment eg. progress in the remediation process for the victim of an errant producer having his way with boys.

  195. Mother Lode

    Shame we didn’t see the same energy devoted to the results of the TURC as the banking RC.

    Trumble screwed it up in that inimitable Trumble way.

    A man could wander his entire life in any direction in the vast expanse between Trumble’s self-image and his reality – and never catch sight of either.

  196. Oh come on

    Pro tip for women who feel bad and guilty prior to aborting their child: you feel that way because you’ve decided to do something wrong.

    Pro tip for women who feel bad and guilty after aborting their child: you feel that way because you’ve done something wrong.

  197. Geriatric Mayfly

    Geriatric Mayfly
    Harkie and Arky. Are they by any chance related?
    Ha! I thought you were Arky’s sock. 😉

    It was meant to be an ironic interlude, but alas, it has backfired and opened some pre-existing wound. Let’s pray for the healing to begin.

  198. Snoopy

    Bill Shorten @billshortenmp

    We pay tribute to the victims of bonking misconduct….

  199. Confused Old Misfit

    A man could wander his entire life in any direction in the vast expanse between Trumble’s self-image and his reality – and never catch sight of either.

    I like it!

  200. Old School Conservative

    Earlier news had the Australian stock market rising on the back of improved banking share prices (well, 3 of the 4 anyway).
    It seems the market has read “no negative outcomes here” in Hayne’s report.
    The at-threat mortgage brokers are probably right – all the pain will fall on the non-bank sector.

  201. JC

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of xunts.

    That’s like one giant reverse class action. Get them all in the same court at the same time.

  202. Boambee John

    Harken Barken Mad touts the 97% “consensus” on climate change.

    Harken Barken Mad is one or more of: ignorant, stupid or deliberately deceptive. Otherwise Harken Barken Mad would provide the full details of the “scientific” survey that produced the 97%. Harken Barken Mad would inform readers that it was a survey addressed to many thousand authors of papers related to climate. Of those around 3000 responded. The “scientific” surveyors filtered these down to 77 whose work they considered worthy of discussion, of which 75 agreed with the CAGW hypothesis. Ergo, 97% consensus.

    To describe this process as dishonest is to flatter it.

  203. Dr Faustus

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of xunts.

    Good tactics with the Sandmann kiddies’ lawyers going the individual reporters personally as well as their corporate mastheads. Nothing spreads alarm, despondency and division in a naughty organisation like having key staffers realise that it’s not just the boss’s bank balance on the line.

  204. Oh come on

    It particularly shits me how we’re told we need to be sympathetic and supportive of a woman after she’s had an abortion.

    No, darl, this shoulder is taken. You just had your baby killed. How were you expecting to feel?

  205. Dr Faustus

    Bill Shorten @billshortenmp
    We pay tribute to the victims of bonking misconduct….

    Boom-tish

  206. Arky

    Box hill emergency staff are fantastic.
    Physio here very nice.
    Waiting for the girl’s bone to be reset.
    Phone running out of charge so try to post interesting stuff in next 15 minutes willyiz?

  207. Nelson Kidd-Players

    thefrollickingmole #2925871, posted on February 5, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Heres a deformity meriting death….

    </blockquotesad that the discrimination was applied by the child's own mother.

  208. Cassie of Sydney

    “Dr Faustus
    #2925946, posted on February 5, 2019 at 1:23 pm
    Bill Shorten @billshortenmp
    We pay tribute to the victims of bonking misconduct….

    Boom-tish…”

    BS knows a lot about “bonking misconduct”.

  209. pete m

    Powerline super bowl in pictures

    lol

    MAGA!

  210. Bruce of Newcastle

    Earlier news had the Australian stock market rising on the back of improved banking share prices (well, 3 of the 4 anyway).

    Hehe! As of 20 min ago (since ASX delays their prices):

    ANZ +6.90%
    CBA +4.78%
    NAB +4.83%
    WBC +7.60%

    A collective ‘up yours’ from the share market to big government nanny staters.
    I do love capitalism.

  211. Dr Faustus

    97% “consensus” on climate change

    Slowly, slowly coming around from Naomi Oreskes’ ground-breaking 2004 paper which found 100% compliance with the consensus view. Stalin’s Grip must be loosening.

  212. Infidel Tiger

    A collective ‘up yours’ from the share market to big government nanny staters.
    I do love capitalism.

    The stocks are up because their competition is about to be eliminated.

  213. Infidel Tiger

    That is the opposite of capitalism. It’s corporatism writ large.

  214. struth

    As the left becomes more emboldened year after year, and Christianity declines, we get to see the true sickness of their minds.
    Their racism, their social engineering the call diversity, etc.

    But to me the pressing concern is to get them away from our children, especially the perverts sexualising children and confusing them with absolute gender bullshit, not one part of it that stands up to the 100 % scientific consensus that there are only two sexes.

    The won’t leave the kiddies alone.
    They want to have sex with them, they want to kill them if they so wish.

    Could you imagine a case where joined twins were born that could survive no worries and later have surgery to separate them?
    That surgery being expensive in our socialist health system, and say a single mum knocked out at the point of delivery?

    A lot of scenarios spring to mind but you just can’t go down that path at all.

    Harken must know it’s not right to kill children or have sex with them.

  215. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Bill Shorten @billshortenmp
    We pay tribute to the victims of bonking misconduct….

    So, Bill is pro-life?

  216. Infidel Tiger

    Pro tip for women who feel bad and guilty after aborting their child: you feel that way because you’ve done something wrong.

    I had a mole removed recently. I felt fine about it. Just a clump of cells. Didn’t need any counselling.

  217. thefrollickingmole

    That is the opposite of capitalism. It’s corporatism writ large.

    Brer bankers are howling at big bad government “Oh no please dont throw us in the regulation and compliance patch”…

    FFS pure scale means it will be 10 more people ticking boxes in a company of thousands and effectively cut the throat of startups and small players unable to absorb/cost recover the increased costs.

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    The stocks are up because their competition is about to be eliminated.

    So you are saying, Infi, that the banks have actually been doing reasonably well, but their competition have sinned against APRA egregiously? I’m shocked!

  219. Dr Faustus

    The stocks are up because their competition is about to be eliminated.

    Moderately true.
    The honeymoon will be over once diNatale wedges the Shorten Government into the People’s Bank.

  220. Snoopy

    AMP +9.28% (has been over 10%)

  221. Mitch M.

    Exceptional human longevity is associated with a specific plasma phenotype of ether lipids

    This study found that centenarians had high levels of lipids derived from phosphatidylcholine.

    People wonder why I use granulated lecithin. It is the best source of phosphatidylcholine. If you want to know why that is so important here is a plain English explanation. Egg yolk is a also a great source but don’t fry eggs, poach or boil. There is evidence that choline can be protective for the aging brain.

  222. C.L.

    Next up: Banking Sorry Day

    We need smoking ceremonies and an Aboriginal Voice in banks mandated by law.
    Also a vigil. That’s very important.

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