Monday Forum: February 4, 2019

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  1. Infidel Tiger

    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!

    What?

  2. John Constantine

    Their shorten incoming oligarch cartel.

    The big donor banks, with unionised workforces and embedded rorts pouring cash and grants to the looting cartel insiders are too oligarchial to fail.

    AFG australian finance group and MOC mortgage plus lead the falls on the ASX today, as their shareprices are crushed.

    Big oligarchial donors will get the State issued concessions to loot the australian economy at will, backed by the crushing power of the Shorten State.

    Comrades.

  3. Geriatric Mayfly

    Box hill emergency staff are fantastic.

    Have them tend your irritability while you are there.

  4. Oh come on

    Every one of us is a clump of cells. One of the dumbest and most facile pro-abortion arguments going.

  5. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Chris Bowen’s latest message for retirees

    Chris Bowen has made a fresh appeal for the votes of self-funded retirees, insisting they should respect Labor for being upfront about plans to cut their retirement incomes if it wins the next election.

    The opposition treasury spokesman last week told seniors they were welcome to “vote against us” if they were upset about Labor’s $55.7 billion franking credit crackdown, in what Scott Morrison lashed as an arrogant “two-fingered salute” to retirees facing the “retirees tax”.

    Mr Bowen today said he wanted the votes of seniors who own shares, saying they should trust Labor because it was being transparent about its plan to end refunds for unused franking credits.

    “We take not one vote, not one seat, not one voter for granted — not one — and we’ll be asking for the votes of all Australians. We treat all Australians with respect,” the aspiring treasurer said in Brisbane.

    “I was making the point that the Labor Party is putting our plans out there for the people to judge. The Liberal Party doesn’t.

    “We have the courage of our convictions to tell people what our plans are.”

    From the Oz. Chris Bowen and the Labor Party, adding new definitions to the word “fuckwits”, ever since the days of Gough Whitlam.

  6. The treatment of all babies born with severe problems, whether after an attempted abortion or not, can be a difficult decision and can raise serious issues regarding the pain that the baby may be caused in treatment, and the very high risk of life long disability and pain.

    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.

    Harkwit, has there ever been a guillotine you didn’t want to put your head into?

    After all that, you still supported infanticide, just under “special circumstances”. You’re just a wannabe Mengele.

  7. From the Oz. Chris Bowen and the Labor Party, adding new definitions to the word “fuckwits”, ever since the days of Gough Whitlam.

    If Labor snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at the next election, this will be their Hewson cake moment.

  8. Notafan

    Box Hill have improved a lot Arky,they were appalling with my son years ago, waited 14 hours and then they didn’t set it, just slapped a plaster on. Luckily I had no trust because of convicting advise from a GP and took him to a specialist a week later,who had to hurt him to put the bone in the right place.

  9. Tom

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

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

    IT is right. The Big Four Australian banks are a fabulously profitable oligopoly protected by the government.

    You can’t churn out 50%+ operating margins year after year in a competitive market. The only companies posting those numbers are the banks, oil companies and airports – oligopolies or outright monopolies.

    Trumble’s hand-picked successor SloMo – or Peanut Head and the Liars, whoever gets onto the government benches first after the election – is about to increase regulation which will further lessen real competition, increase prices and make new competition in the market virtually impossible.

    And the communist filth like Dickhead di Natale will be barracking for even more government intervention.

    God help us when our Ponzi economy officially goes south*.

    *That is, when the current recession is no longer masked by the orgy of federal and state governement spending and debt.

  10. stackja

    ALP under Gough, didn’t mention before election, getting illegal loans. Keating didn’t mention recession we had to have. Kev07 didn’t mention illegal boats.

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If Labor snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at the next election, this will be their Hewson cake moment.

    I would hope so, but the A.B.C. ran an excerpt from an A.L. P. advertising campaign “Liberals – For the Banks and the Big End of Town.” This from a Party, headed by a multi – millionaire, living in a mansion, married to the former Governor General’s daughter….

  12. Tel

    Next up: Banking Sorry Day

    Been banked already.

  13. stackja

    Zulu – ALP hypocrisy is SOP.

  14. calli

    Egg yolk is a also a great source but don’t fry eggs, poach or boil.

    Can’t think of any other way to cook them. Unless you’re saying to eat them raw.

  15. Mitch M.

    Can’t think of any other way to cook them. Unless you’re saying to eat them raw.

    Sorry Calli I was rushing. What I meant was .. poached or boiled is best for nutrient preservation. Yes, raw is OK but cooking often enhances nutrient absorption. A general problem we have today is we cook at too high temperatures which can lead to the formation of various nasties.

  16. DrBeauGan

    Can’t think of any other way to cook them. Unless you’re saying to eat them raw.

    There’s always two minutes in the microwave, Calli. 😎

  17. John Constantine

    Shorten walked away from his first marriage and divorce with his mistress on his arm, his path to be prime Minister enhanced and more money than he had ever had.

    A man that can get his ex father-in-law to pay for his divorce just to get rid of him is economically focused.

    Comrades.

  18. Stimpson J. Cat

    BuzzFeed
    @BuzzFeed
    If You Were A Fart, What Kind Of Fart Would You Be?

    What Kind Of Fart Are You?
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    3:19 AM · Feb 4, 2019 ·

  19. calli

    🤣 I was horridly imagining the egg flip, beloved of “cooking for convalescents”. Brrrrrr.

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    You can’t churn out 50%+ operating margins year after year in a competitive market.

    I love stuff like this, makes me feel like I’m at a progressive lefty blog.

    • The big four banks had $29.49 billion in combined full year cash earnings, down $1.72 billion or 5.5% from 2017.
    • Return on equity decreased by an average of 170 basis points to 12.2%.
    • Average net interest margins fell by an average of 1.25 basis points to 2%.

    A return on investment of 12.2% would never get a project up in the private sector. Not a chance. A margin of 2% is usually given the description “wafer thin” by the press…except when it comes to ebil class enemies.

    As businesses the big four are doing OK. They aren’t especially profitable, and on a ROE of 12.2% they most certainly aren’t gouging anyone.

    But keep on believing all the propaganda if you want.

    Profits at the big four banks have shrunk by a combined 5.5% (Nov 2018)

  21. Myrddin Seren

    And the communist filth like Dickhead di Natale will be barracking for even more government intervention.

    I suspect only the most rusted-on Marxists are expecting a repeat of November 1917, and a revolutionary coup by a small vanguard cadre.

    Far better to keep nibbling away at things, expand regulation and the administrative state and in the fullness of time – government control is absolute while the cost and risks of running a business are left with the Kulaks.

    Nazi economic model.

  22. mh

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

    I hope Nick’s lawyers don’t forget Hollywood D lister Michael Rapaport

    https://twitter.com/MichaelRapaport/status/1086701428645650432?s=20

  23. bespoke

    So I have to look up poach and boiled eggs, thanks a lot!!

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Two bodies found in Townsville drain as locals beg for relief
    Peter Michael, Domanii Cameron, Nicole Pierre and Townsville BulletinThe Courier-Mail
    February 5, 2019 11:38AM

    Two bodies, believed to be those of two men missing in Townsville overnight, have been discovered in a stormwater drain.

    The men were last seen by police in the early hours of Sunday morning when the city’s flood crisis was at its worst.

    Police located the bodies once flood waters cleared across the city on Tuesday morning.

  25. Arky

    Notafan
    #2925974, posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm
    Box Hill have improved a lot Arky,they were appalling with my son years ago, waited 14 hours and then they didn’t set it, just slapped a plaster on. Luckily I had no trust because of convicting advise from a GP and took him to a specialist a week later,who had to hurt him to put the bone in the right place

    ..
    Good thing we got a second opinion today from a friend who is a GP and sent us here.
    The GP yesterday did not even want to put a full cast on.
    Today they have just finished resetting it and a full cast. She has woken from ketamine.
    They have been really, really good.

  26. pete m

    Buying more bank stocks and syd airport today
    🤫🤫🤫🤫

  27. calli

    Give her a hug from me Arky. She’s one tough cookie.

  28. Bruce of Newcastle

    Did I just hear 65 million lefty heads exploding?

    Trump Nominates Former Halliburton Lobbyist David Bernhardt For Interior Secretary

    President Trump announced on Twitter that he intends to officially nominate acting Secretary David Bernhardt to permanently fill Zinke’s shoes. … In his professional career, Bernhardt has served as a lobbyist for Halliburton and other companies focused on the energy space.

    With that pedigree he will infuriate all the best people.

    The 10 Most Hated Companies In America

    3. Halliburton (HAL)

    Love it!

  29. stackja

    Combustible cladding fears for dozens of Melbourne buildings after Spencer St tower fire
    John Masanauskas, Tom Minear, James Dowling, Karen Collier and Josh Fagan, Herald Sun
    20 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Residents of a Spencer Street high-rise apartment tower that saw a blaze spread across several floors will have to wait longer than 48 hours to return to their homes after Melbourne Council declared the building unsafe.

    The Neo200 building also had combustible material on balconies, covered smoke alarms and was overcrowded, as the Metropolitan Fire Brigade revealed the fire was sparked by a lit cigarette butt landing on a pile of clothes on a balcony.

    In some two-bedroom apartments firefighters found up to 10 beds.

    The revelations come after the Herald Sun revealed the Andrews Government failed to appoint a state building inspector it promised more than a year ago to crack down on the use of dangerous cladding.

  30. stackja

    Flash flooding risk as ‘subtropical’ weather hits Victoria
    Georgie Moore, Herald Sun
    an hour ago

    Victorians have been told to brace for possible flash flooding as “subtropical” weather hits.

    Up to 50mm could be dumped on parts of the state within just one hour on Wednesday.

    Other areas could get between 5mm and 15mm, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

  31. Arky

    calli
    #2925998, posted on February 5, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    ..
    Will do.

  32. stackja

    Domenico Natale, 89, jailed for four-and-a-half years for hunting down and trying to kill a sex worker outside Brunswick brothel
    SHANNON DEERY, CHIEF COURT REPORTER, Herald Sun
    February 5, 2019 11:55am
    Subscriber only

    An 89-year-old brothel creeper who hunted down and tried to kill a sex worker who refused his custom has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

    Domenico Natale could die behind bars after shooting up the Romantics brothel, in Brunswick, in a fit of passionate rage.

    He had been aiming for a woman he had been paying for sex for three years, but who had refused to keep Natale on as a client after he became infatuated with her.

  33. stackja

    Two bodies found in Townsville drain as locals beg for relief
    Sam Bidey, Peter Michael, Domanii Cameron, Nicole Pierre, The Courier-Mail
    30 minutes ago

    Two bodies, believed to be those of two men missing in Townsville overnight, have been discovered in a stormwater drain.

    The men were last seen by police in the early hours of Sunday morning when the city’s flood crisis was at its worst.

    Police located the bodies once flood waters cleared across the city on Tuesday morning.

    Crews are on site now near the Aitkenvale Library.

    A relative of the two men said she had heard from family police had found the pair but they were yet to be formally identified.

    “I did (hear something about the search) but you just have to wait for the mother to come in from Palm (Island),” she said.

  34. Stimpson J. Cat

    Domenico Natale could die behind bars after shooting up the Romantics brothel, in Brunswick, in a fit of passionate rage.

    Italians.
    It’s like JC after a bad day on the Market.

  35. Baldrick

    Two bodies, believed to be those of two men missing in Townsville overnight, have been discovered in a stormwater drain.
    The men were last seen by police in the early hours of Sunday morning when the city’s flood crisis was at its worst.

    Looters getting their just deserts.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    Queensland flood crisis: Fears two men swept away by floodwaters

    Yahoo7 News understands the pair were attempting to evade police after they allegedly tried to loot a Dan Murphy’s liquor store.

    Includes photos.

  37. Ellen of Tasmania

    The won’t leave the kiddies alone.

    And they don’t want parents to know what they’re teaching them:

  38. Snoopy

    Yahoo7 News understands the pair were attempting to evade police after they allegedly tried to loot a Dan Murphy’s liquor store.

    Victims of climate change. Calls for vigil growing.

  39. mh

    2 Aboriginal men were interupted looting Dan Murphy’s in Townsville and got washed away while evading police and drowned. Allegedly.

    Just so we all know.

  40. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yahoo7 News understands the pair were attempting to evade police after they allegedly tried to loot a Dan Murphy’s liquor store.

    Cue the calls from the usual suspects “If the police hadn’t chased them, they would still be alive..”

  41. stackja

    BON – suspects photos look posed!
    Palm Island used to need a strong police presence.

  42. John Constantine

    Poaching eggs for eggs benedict got a lot easier once i picked up the tip to use cupcake tins.

  43. Mother Lode

    A lot of Photios’ minions have been jumping ship, haven’t they. No stomach for hard slog.

    If the Libs fall over the line at the election (thanks to Labor fumbling the ball) they will have a much cleaner slate to start with.

    If this happens, oh boy. Watch them fuck it up.

  44. stackja

    Snoopy – Will vigil flowers and candles go down the drain?

  45. Stackja:

    Two bodies, believed to be those of two men missing in Townsville overnight, have been discovered in a stormwater drain.
    The men were last seen by police in the early hours of Sunday morning when the city’s flood crisis was at its worst.

    Because they were being chased by the wallopers, those two get into the stats as “Deaths in Custody.”

  46. Notafan

    Mug shots?

    They both looked like they suffered from foetal alcohol syndrome

  47. DrBeauGan

    The won’t leave the kiddies alone.

    And they don’t want parents to know what they’re teaching them:

    Nobody taught me how to masturbate. I figured it out all on my own.

    I must be very clever.

  48. mh

    How good were the Black Hebrew Israelites in the Covington video?

    You not supposed to worship eagles, buffaloes, rams…
    This is the reason why the Lord took away your land
    There’s Uncle Toms
    You a Uncle Tomahawk
    Got your head up the white man’s ass!

  49. mh

    How good were the Black Hebr*w Isra*lites in the Covington video?

    You not supposed to worship eagles, buffaloes, rams, all kinds of animals
    This is the reason why the Lord took away your land
    There’s Uncle Toms
    You a Uncle Tomahawk
    Got your head up the white man’s ass!

  50. JC

    That’s very antisemitic, Stimson

  51. JC

    Question. Is Ellen of Tasmania the same Ellen who goes hysterical at times or some other person?

  52. JC

    Oh Yea…. Elle. Got it.

    Got it. Different person.

  53. stackja

    WS – Death in custody? Could go down the drain?

  54. JC

    Where are all those friends of Venezuela who had a website listing their names on there?

    <blockquote>Maduro Wrecked Venezuela’s Oil Industry
    The dictator destroyed a world energy powerhouse.

    Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela has been waging economic warfare against the country it rules. The result has been an almost unfathomable million-percent inflation rate coupled with near-total social collapse—food shortages, people searching through garbage pails for something to eat, violent crime, lack of medicine, and the breakdown of the health-care system. Three million refugees have fled to neighboring countries.

    There are now two competing governments in Caracas. Mr. Maduro’s legitimate term ended Jan. 10; Juan Guaidó, president of the National Assembly, is Venezuela’s interim president according to the constitution. How the standoff ends will reverberate both for the hemisphere and for the world oil market.

    No kidding, you really have to work hard to have destroyed the Ven’s oil industry, which has the world’s largest oil reserves. That really takes some doing. But lefties managed it.

    Monster, Harkmeister, get here and explain this one to the readership, you imbeciles.

    Does anyone recall any well known names who signed up to the Friends of Venezuela. I did.

    I had my institute up there. It was the JC Global Warming and Fair Pay institute.

  55. Lysander

    I had my institute up there. It was the JC Global Warming and Fair Pay institute.

    Wow!? You established the JCGWFPI?! 😛

  56. JC

    Lol, yea Lysander. They had it up there for ages until they realized it was nonsense.

  57. Speedbox

    Hmmm. Tried to link the article. Anyway, shows a Russian SU-30 getting up close and personal with an Il 76 over Syria.

  58. Speedbox

    Ok, fail. If you can be bothered, copy/paste the link into your browser. Good video.

    https://www.rt.com/news/412255-su-30-peekaboo-syria/

  59. JC

    Fuck she’s dumb. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

    Nancy Pelosi Keeps Quoting Her Favorite Bible Verse. The Mystery: It’s Not Actually in the Bible.

  60. Memoryvault

    Afternoon all.
    A few days ago somebody wrote of an add-on app for Firefox and Chrome, called AntiPaywall. Mozilla (and I presume Google) have now been hit with a Takedown Notice, so the app is no longer available. Apparently however the app itself still works if someone has already downloaded it.

    So I am asking pretty please if there is anybody who downloaded it for Firefox, who would be prepared to email me the original install file download.

    In a pinch the install file for Chrome will do, I just prefer working with Firefox.

    THanks in advance.

  61. zyconoclast

    Pennsylvania admits to 11,000 noncitizens registered to vote

    A top Pennsylvania lawmaker called on the state Wednesday to immediately expunge the names of 11,198 noncitizens whom the state confirmed are registered to vote, despite not being eligible.

  62. Tom

    Fuck she’s dumb. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

    Amazing how far you can get with the press in your pocket.

  63. zyconoclast

    WHITE RACIAL LITERACY PROJECT
    Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

    The White Racial Literacy Project provides an educational environment and reflective opportunity for white people within the IUPUI community to unpack misconceptions and misinformation about structural racism. Oftentimes, racist acts and thoughts are fueled by stereotypes, implicit bias, and lack of knowledge. This project will enhance participant’s racial literacy to realize that racial equity efforts should and must include white people. For IUPUI’s 50th Anniversary, this initiative will communicate who we are and who we wish to become by engaging those who aspire to facilitate racial equity, yet oftentimes are unsure, afraid, or unaware of their potential to facilitate change.

  64. zyconoclast

    96 Days Later, Nonstop Church Service to Protect Refugees Finally Ends

    It was one of the longest religious ceremonies ever recorded, lasting for more than three months and involving nearly 1,000 pastors and priests.

    But on Wednesday afternoon, a Dutch church’s nonstop 96-day vigil finally came to an end after its organizers received confirmation that a family of refugees sheltering inside the church would no longer face immediate deportation from the Netherlands.

  65. John Constantine

    Webster in the news, after the government paid them near eighty million dollars to rewild Tandou station and the dams were dynamited, the trees bulldozed and the cotton ditches filled in, the company has installed a lamb feedlot with some of the windfall cash.

    Australia, we now pay to return developed farmland to scrub, while spending billions to import vast voteherds of the worlds poorest people and give them loans to buy houses on floodplain developments so that billionaire landshark donor-developers can make a killing.

    It is all arse about.

    Comrades

  66. Viva

    The Oz reports that Shorten has asked the PM for parliament to be extended for 2 weeks “to deal with legislative changes arising from the royal commission.”

    Come in Spinner!

  67. Memoryvault

    Thanks Rambler. I’ll check it out. But just got visitors.

  68. Notafan

    Addressing a military rally in the northern state of Aragua, Maduro said he was the target of a “gringo” plot to overthrow the Bolivarian revolution he had inherited from his political mentor, Hugo Chávez, after his death in 2013.

    The guardian gioving maduro a platfrom-the ranting of a madman who has nothing to say about the thousands of Venezuelans dying of starvation and lack of medical treatments

  69. JC

    Real Clear Politics. Leftwing articles of the day.

    Blackface Is the Tip of the Iceberg Jamelle Bouie, New York Times

    The Second Coming of Nancy Pelosi Todd Purdum, The Atlantic

    A Long Talk With Julian Castro Gabriel DeBenedetti, New York Magazine

    The NFL’s Truce With Trump Wasn’t Worth It Jemele Hill, The Atlantic

    Northam Has to Resign, Even If He Doesn’t Know It Yet Chris Cillizza, CNN

    Forget the Border–the Real Threat Is Inside the House Rebecca Solnit, The Guardian

    The State of the Union: Petrified E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

    Nathan Phillips Wants to Talk About Covington Julian NoiseCat, The Guardian

  70. John Constantine

    “It’s not unusual for us to have people who have $6,000–$7,000 worth of utility debt that they’re probably never going to ever repay.”

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-05/wa-leads-nation-in-debt-help-calls-amid-growing-housing-stress/10779028

    “Don’t Cry For Me, Argenstralia”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adUPdnzCAk8

  71. Bruce of Newcastle

    Almost 2,000 Nigerian football fans who arrived in Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup are still in the country

    I think you might find them in the EU actually, if anyone can be bothered to look.

  72. JC

    It’s summer in Australia.

    https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/c1efdc2214c589fca4762754c6ed96fc?width=650

    I think it averages around 10 a year bunched in the summer season.

  73. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Let me guess Harkgrigrae?
    Got it in one, nota.

    Well, he did have a long, uncalled for and very early chop at me.
    That’s usually diagnostic for Grigs. But does Grigrae really do ‘arch’ like Harken?

    Or, as someone said above, it’s more like Steve from Brisbane. He too has always been out for my neck, though he’s kept away from here for a long time. The intense attachment to something completely leftist and stupid, like the climate cult, referencing cult dogmas, sounds more like him.

    I’ll cope. Hairy loves me. He’s just back from the doc.
    He’s still on heavy antibiotics for that leg.
    My poor darling. Worrying.

  74. Notafan

    Such a simple solution to spiraling death rates-in a country where not being able to breast feed is now a death sentence for babies

    Hide the statistics.

    French and Venezuelan researchers studied infant mortality rates in the struggling country and found rates may have stopped decreasing and started increasing in 2009, when funding for the Venezuelan health system was slashed.

    In 2013, the Venezuelan government stopped publishing mortality statistics, leaving a gap the latest study has attempted to fill.

    probably even worse than their best guesses

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bill Shorten asks Scott Morrison for extra sitting days to deal with bank royal commission

    Ben Packham
    Political Reporter
    Greg Brown
    Journalist
    @gregbrown_TheOz
    Jared Owens
    @jaredowens
    7 minutes ago February 5, 2019
    383 Comments

    Bill Shorten has formally requested Scott Morrison add two additional weeks of parliamentary sittings in March to deal with legislative changes arising from the royal commission.

    But the Prime Minister rejected the request outright, urging Labor to back financial sector reforms already before the parliament.

    “There’s already legislation in the Parliament that deals with a number of the royal commission’s recommendations and even goes further, but Bill Shorten and Labor have been fighting it tooth and nail,’’ he said.

    “We won’t be lectured by Bill Shorten who still hasn’t outlined which recommendations Labor would implement.”

    From the Oz. Would somebody be impolite enough to ask why the Rudd/Gilliard?Rudd circus never launched such a Royal Commission?

  76. Bruce of Newcastle

    Maduro said he was the target of a “gringo” plot to overthrow the Bolivarian revolution

    Gringos ate my zoo animals!

  77. John Constantine

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/ruth-bader-ginsburg-makes-first-public-appearance-since-cancer-surgery/2019/02/04/251d59f4-28cf-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b5cee29c0ce5

    Iconic great white mother of their left is wheeled out for public display, walking a mile a day now we are told and back with her personal trainer.

    he court has said that although Ginsburg missed oral arguments last month, she will vote in the cases based on briefs and transcripts, and that she has participated from home in deciding which cases the court has accepted or rejected for its docket, as well as in some emergency decisions.

    Meaning as long as their left can keep her hooked up to the machine that goes ping, the grand tradition of the dead voting left can continue.

    Comrades.

  78. Speedbox

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2926068, posted on February 5, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    A black face in Russia is extremely easy to spot…..’cos there are (relatively) zero black people there.

    I could say other things about local attitudes to people of colour but the spaminator will have a fit. I’m sure you get the drift.

  79. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “It’s not unusual for us to have people who have $6,000–$7,000 worth of utility debt that they’re probably never going to ever repay.”

    Don’t they just get cut off? Rellie of mine on permanent Newstart relies on me to pay his electricity and internet costs, which I do because his little son lives with him. We help some others in this way too. Any past debts they have built up are getting paid off at $5 or $10 or even $20 weekly, which actually is quite a drain on a Newstart income of $250 weekly including rent costs. Without relatives who are willing to help with bills, provide free housing etc, I think a lot of people would be in energy crisis. Can’t see it getting any better under Labor, although ALL of my deluded rellies are looking to Labor for some help and relief. I tell them Labor will send the country broke and electricity prices will soar and to blame the Climate Cult for it all. But they are so brainwashed from internet searches about the dreadful Alt-Right (of whom they know I am one) that they can’t see that.

  80. John Constantine

    All wymynsys really want is the ability to eat and drink as much as they can without getting fat.

    Replacing the wet calories of alcohol with zero calorie cannabis-pops in pubs could well be pure creative destruction for big alcohol.

    Everything you learned about marijuana at university could be wrong.

  81. Myrddin Seren

    Nathan Phillips Wants to Talk About Covington Julian NoiseCat, The Guardian

    Julian NoiseCat ??

    Seems a little less LSE and Oxbridge than your typical Guardianista ?

    It is like Crazy Cat ?

    Hot dang – it IS like Crazy Cat !!

    This is incredibly Woke by the Graun to assign reportage to culturally appropriate scribblers.

    Great opportunities for various Woke Minority junior journos if they keep doing this.

    Not so great for white middleclass Woke journos with massive student debt…….

  82. dover_beach

    Today in the Party of Moloch:

    BREAKING: Democrat Patty Murray blocks Senate bill banning infanticide after failed abortions:
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, blocked the unanimous passage of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today, a bill which would have required doctors to provide medical care to babies born alive during failed abortions.

    This was a unanimous consent vote, a mechanism under which the bill passes the U.S. Senate if no senator objects and individual senators’ positions are not recorded.

    Murray objected to the motion, claiming there are already laws against infanticide.

    “This is a gross misinterpretation of the actual language of the bill that is being asked to be considered and, therefore, I object,” said Murray.

    After Murray objected to the bill, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA, lamented on the Senate floor that this body “can no longer unanimously condemn murder.”

  83. Mitch M.

    I’ll cope. Hairy loves me. He’s just back from the doc.
    He’s still on heavy antibiotics for that leg.
    My poor darling. Worrying.

    Bummer. If it is a surface wound sunlight exposure might help because bugs don’t like the light, perhaps it is infra red that hurts. Sunlight may even boost the immune response. Hyperbaric oxygen is often used to treat persistent infections. Hairy needs to maximise his sleep quality and you might want to think about some dietary changes that can sometimes help(less iron, more selenium and antioxidants)

    My concern is that chronic infections induce chronic inflammation which can exacerbate existing pathology. There is also evidence that sustained immune activation is bad for the brain. Don’t wait too long on this and be prepared to push the doctors for more aggressive treatment. Sometimes they wait too long.

    Naturally you appreciate I have no expertise in this area and am referencing material I read some months ago.

  84. Mitch M.

    Everything you learned about marijuana at university could be wrong.

    Two studies I obtained in one day: ASD individuals demonstrate low endocannabinoid status AND a recent study found that medical marijuana benefited 80% of participants in a trial for ASD treatment. Nice concordance in 24 hours.

  85. thefrollickingmole

    A disturbance in the force as my favorite record store from my youth goes under.

    78 records.

    ANNOUNCEMENT – 78 RECORDS, PERTH

    It is with regret that after forty seven years, 78 Records will cease trading as of 3rd March 2019.

    This decision is due to the current economic and retail climate, with a substantial increase in streaming services at the expense of physical products

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A disturbance in the force as my favorite record store from my youth goes under.

    The end of an era.

  87. 132andBush

    Ok, fail. If you can be bothered, copy/paste the link into your browser. Good video.

    All laughs until someone stuffs up.

  88. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ANNOUNCEMENT – 78 RECORDS, PERTH

    It is with regret that after forty seven years, 78 Records will cease trading as of 3rd March 2019.

    Clear example of the damage inflicted by global warming

  89. Myrddin Seren

    Hey Mitch M.

    My concern is that chronic infections induce chronic inflammation which can exacerbate existing pathology.

    Glad you decided to stick around.

    Your indepth knowledge is streets past me, but appreciate your insights.

  90. Snoopy

    A lack of foreign currency has caused Zimbabwe to run out of number plates. The validity of Temporary Identification Cards issued to newly registered imported vehicles has been extended indefinitely from the standard 14 days until further notice.

  91. Gab

    Anyone know how to get the old Twitter format back?

  92. cohenite

    Check out the video of this muslim creep:

    An alleged Islamic State supporter who stabbed a man in his Sydney neighbourhood described himself as an “unskilled assassin”.

    A clean-shaven Ihsas Khan scribbled on a notepad during his police interview following a knife-attack at Minto, in Sydney’s south west.

    Video of the 2016 interview was shown to a jury in the NSW Supreme Court today.

    The 25-year-old was shirtless and had what appeared to be blood on his torso as he told the officer he wanted an “eye for an eye” retribution for the deaths of Muslims in Iraq and Syria.

  93. Myrddin Seren

    Amid two major national controversies, Ralph Northam has retained most of his support among Virginia’s Democratic voters, according to a new poll.

    So at least half of the Virginie Democrats are chill with the KKK and Planned Parenthood, who terminate a lot of ‘clumps-of-cells-of-colour’, as espoused by Governor Dr Nathan Bedford Mengele-Northam.

    But anyone wearing a certain red baseball cap is literally a Nazi.

    Got it.

  94. JC

    Sounds like it’s tightening up.

    Labor has seized on the Morrison government’s reluctance to create a user-pays system for mortgage brokers, opening a new front in the political brawl over banking misconduct, as the latest Guardian Essential poll suggests the contest between the major parties is tightening.

    The new poll of 1,652 respondents has Labor ahead of the Morrison government on the two-party preferred measure 52% to 48%, a shift within the margin of error from the last voter survey of last year, and one in mid-January that had Labor ahead 53% to 47%.

    Can someone explain something to me. Back in the Hawke days, polls seemed to me to be just rough guides. In fact as soon as Hawke won an election the polls would immediately shift away from the government until, the next election, which he would win.

    Writers at the time also didn’t take too much account of them.

    What’s changed now? Have they become more sophisticated?… the polls I mean.

    Why are governments living week to week on polls?

    I was here in the last two Howard governments and even then, the polls were never taken to be as the be all and end all. The big change seemed to have occurred during Rudd’s time when he was rolled by the slapper.

  95. JC

    Life on this planet. It’s so, so delicate. Even the smallest impact could send it over the edge. OR NOT!

    LA-VA LAND Mysterious island that didn’t EXIST four years ago is ‘now teeming with life’ – after being created by rare sea volcano eruption

    An underwater volcano spawned the island of Hunga Tonga in 2015

  96. Confused Old Misfit

    I think it’s lazy reportage JC.
    The “new breed” of journalism schoolies doesn’t want to get down & dirty in the front bar.
    Much rather sip lattes with “people like us” (PLU’s) which results in a somewhat closed circle and limited horizon of opinion.
    The polls are done by “experts” and are therefor considered to be sacrosanct.
    After all, if the “experts” said this was so your editor can’t come down on your ass if it wasn’t so.

  97. JC

    Misfit

    Am I wrong in thinking this way? In those days, the polls were considered a guide- governments weren’t hugely concerned with them as they seem to be now. They were always seen as a interesting guide but that was pretty much all until we got really close to elections.

  98. thefrollickingmole

    What’s changed now? Have they become more sophisticated?… the polls I mean.

    They are pure crack for politicians and media outlets know they can use that to leverage interviews and “stories” based on a “poll”.

    Plus the reporting on the poll itself with articles written about the poll are all “news” which requires SFA resources to generate.
    They are a step up from listicle articles on the net.

  99. JC

    Who not to turn to for advice on the banks

    1. Shorten inherits powerful legacy

    Paul Kelly

    Who is responsible for a bank and financial system plagued by systemic misconduct and who is best to fix it?

    and

    2. This is just the start

    Robert Gottliebsen

    If the banks put profit before people, their super fund investors were cheering them every step of the way. Now we’ll all pay.

  100. Mark from Melbourne

    On egg poaching….

    The simplest – and I reckon best – way is to break your eggs into a coffee mug half(ish) filled with water, then microwave for about a minute and a half. The time will vary based on the mug and the microwave, but once you get it nailed, you get perfect poachies every time.

    Downside… before you figure out the right time (mine is 1:33) you might get some eggy mess to clean up.

    /spacechook

  101. cohenite

    32,000 families have been cut off from the NSW energy grid over the last year, as households buckle under skyrocketing energy bills.

    NSW’s biggest energy retailers – AGL and Origin – have increased their disconnections increase by 30%.

    Obviously due to those dirty coal fired power stations.

  102. JC

    Mole

    But there would have been as much pressure and interest in those days to create a story. We’ve had Rudd, the Slapper, Abbot and Turdbull kicked in the arse because of polls. It never really went like that in the 80s. I wasn’t here in the 90s, but Howard appeared to have been reasonably stable and nonplussed by every fortnight poll.

  103. dover_beach

    Something is rotten in the state of Victoria, and it’s not ‘conversion therapy’:

    In his statement, Andrews mocks the claim that it is possible “to change someone’s sexuality or gender identity.” He says that any attempt to do this is “a most personal form of torture, a cruel practice that perpetuates the idea that LGBTI people are in some way broken” referring to any help offered as “bigoted quackery.”

    and

    Andrews also told journalists: “We’ll drag these practices from the dark ages and into the brightest of lights. We’ll put an end to the suffering and help survivors to heal. And we’ll send the clearest message of all: Here in Victoria, not only are you good enough – you’re worth celebrating.”

    Strong words of threat and of warfare. Also rather strange: although the La Trobe report he relies on says that “attempts to reorient LGBT people are recent,” suddenly Victorian politicians will be dragging these practices “from the dark ages.”

    Andrews intends to make therapies that people voluntarily seek illegal in order to continue his relentless pursuit of his political enemies.

  104. Myrddin Seren

    In those days, the polls were considered a guide- governments weren’t hugely concerned with them as they seem to be now.

    Who is actually getting polled ?

    I never pick up the landline now unless we are expecting a pre-planned call, because 99% of the time these days it is charity-mugging or outright scam.

    The only poll I ever get asked is Graham Young

    Based on a sample of one – moi – I suspect surveys relying on old style communications aren’t very representative these days.

    Viz – the Hillary Landslide that didn’t happen.

  105. JC

    Andrews intends to make therapies that people voluntarily seek illegal in order to continue his relentless pursuit of his political enemies.

    Fucking incredible. They are banning what are personal choices people make in respect to counseling. Just absolute canutes. The Left really are in the bedroom these days.

  106. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thanks, Mitch. The infection site has long since healed over and this infection is deep. Sunlight in small doses would be OK but the skin is swollen and sensitive, so I’d exercise care with that. General sunlight on his upper body might be good for increasing the Vitamin D. Like you, I am concerned that there is an underlying pathology of possible inflammation (DVT nodules) which can be exacerbated by infection. Blood flow is also impeded. There is however a great improvement to what it was originally, with just a swollen foot and one area of distinct heat left. Another six days of antibiotics (to be sure, says Dr. O’Oirish, and that’s not just a figure of speech). My poor Hairy Lad. After so long the antibiotics are beginning to have systemic effects. I’d like to be game enough to toss the tabs, and let his natural defenses take over, but that only works sometimes. As Matt Ridley has pointed out, it’s the Red Queen race for humanity against all forms of parasitical opportunism, including bacteria and viruses. A race we have to at least keep even with and antibiotics have put us ahead for a while. 🙂

    He’s agreed to take extra Vitamin C and I am excelling myself in providing healthy meals. A long course of Probiotics will also follow, as I have persuaded him to replenish the gut supply once the anti’s stop killing everything living in there.

    Meanwhile, my archaeologist friend is likely to return, as a death by suicide in the next family she was visiting has interfered with her plans. She is understandably distraught. I will lose another week of possible writing up of my stuff, but what are friends for? I took one look at her when she arrived and insisted that she see a doc before pneumonia set in, as her post-flight chest infection was pretty bad. She’d just come from a week with Greenies in Sydney’s Inner West who’d wanted ‘natural’ herbal healing to take place; which it hadn’t. She’d improved so much on antibiotics at the end of the week with us, so it is such bad luck she’s not getting now the holiday she wanted. Waiting to hear back re her plans now.

    Hairy mutters she should call her husband to come and get her. It’s what he would do if it was me. I wouldn’t take a holiday without you so you wouldn’t have to, I assure him. And if I did and I was upset over something, I’d be on the first flight home. I don’t have to say that last bit; he knows that. But every marriage is different. She doesn’t want to disturb his holiday.

  107. Bruce of Newcastle

    What’s changed now? Have they become more sophisticated?… the polls I mean.

    Last phone poll I got asked which major party would I give my preference.
    Labor or LNP.
    Since I intended to give it to neither of them I was stuck.
    There wasn’t a none of the above option.
    So I had to hang up.
    Since then I refuse to answer poll phone calls.
    I wonder how much of this is going on in the unmeasured undercurrents?

  108. I’m all in favour of Dan of the Dead’s foot faults.
    The continual and increasing overstepping during the next 4 years is a feature of second term governments. This inevitably leads to their downfall.

  109. bespoke

    In his statement, Andrews mocks the claim that it is possible “to change someone’s sexuality or gender identity.”

    That’s last week, gender is a social construct.

  110. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I never pick up the landline now unless we are expecting a pre-planned call, because 99% of the time these days it is charity-mugging or outright scam.

    Same for us. Our valuable opinion is constantly unrecorded. 🙂

  111. Bruce of Newcastle

    In his statement, Andrews mocks the claim that it is possible “to change someone’s sexuality or gender identity.” He says that any attempt to do this is “a most personal form of torture, a cruel practice that perpetuates the idea that LGBTI people are in some way broken” referring to any help offered as “bigoted quackery.”

    Sounds like Dan the Man has never met Prof. Rosaria Butterfield.

  112. herodotus

    78 Records will cease trading as of 3rd March 2019.
    Yeah, well, that’s either the wrong speed or too small an inventory.

  113. bespoke

    Our valuable opinion is constantly unrecorded.

    LOL!

  114. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    NSW’s biggest energy retailers – AGL and Origin – have increased their disconnections increase by 30%.

    Are all of these people living by candlelight? Or just borrowing to pay off enough for reconnection by another provider, or the same one, paying on the never-never? Or are families galloping to the rescue?

    Some investigative journalist should investigate.

  115. herodotus

    I never pick up the landline now
    It’s the last straw for landlines.
    The do-not-call register has failed because these call centers act for charities (which are allowed exemption), then they rip off at least half what you give.

  116. Perfidious Albino

    +1 Arky, the old man has been in Box Hill hospital since last Thursday, post expansion and modernisation it’s a really good facility.

  117. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    After so long the antibiotics are beginning to have systemic effects.

    I mean here other systemic effects: they are making him feel poorly and upsetting his entrails. Obviously, they are having useful systemic effects in his bloodstream, doing good works in his leg.

  118. herodotus

    Some investigative journalist should investigate.

    While they’re at it, how kosher are these schemes run by Nein and others getting you 25% discounts on power? Perhaps a bank-ish commission of inquiry into power charges is in order, apart from illuminating the ruinables fiasco, since there seems to be some sort of apartheid going on whereby paying your bills on time gets you zip, while these sweetheart schemes dish out the unjust desserts to social media signer-on-ers.

  119. Tel

    He’s agreed to take extra Vitamin C and I am excelling myself in providing healthy meals.

    Zinc is a good boost for the immune system (same as sunlight: take a little each day, not a whole lot on one day), and all the common metals in small quantities: Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum, Chromium, Selenium, etc. Go for the chelated metals because the human body isn’t great at absorbing cations straight out of solution (chewing on the drainpipe is not the way to do it … try the supermarket vitamin shelf).

    https://www.dummies.com/health/nutrition/zinc-the-immune-system-nutrient/

    Not that there’s anything wrong with Vitamin-C but the bacteria don’t play nice, so you take every advantage you can get.

  120. Myrddin Seren

    Sh!t,

    This is an interminably long article for someone like me with a short attention span. Written by a squad of Buzzfeed scribblers desperately hanging on to their jobs:

    A Lobbyist At The Trump Tower Meeting Received Half A Million Dollars In Suspicious Payments

    Couple of things:

    A Russian-born lobbyist who attended the controversial Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 received a series of suspicious payments totaling half a million dollars before and after the encounter.

    Connection to The Donald – pretty much zero. Obligatory attempt to smear Bad Orange Man:

    …investigators discovered that Akhmetshin had received large, mostly unexplained wire transfers from companies in Latvia and Panama, and payments from longtime American political insiders, one of whom is a veteran Republican operator with ties to the Trump campaign.

    Interesting question:

    Documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News show that Rinat Akhmetshin, a Soviet military officer turned Washington lobbyist, deposited large, round-number amounts of cash in the months preceding and following the meeting, where a Russian lawyer offered senior Trump campaign officials dirt on Hillary Clinton.

    And how, pray tell, did Buzzfeed come by these documents, other than from sources who should not be handing out someone’s bank account details ??

    And pretty sure that last bit is a straight up lie. I think Natalya Veselnitskaya offered nothing in the meeting – she just wanted to get in to a meeting to push relief on the Magnitsky Act. That’s why Don Jr and Co wrapped the meeting up.

    Still, I like this Russkie’s style:

    Akhmetshin and his lawyers did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Reached on his doorstep, the lobbyist told BuzzFeed News, “Get the fuck out of here, okay?”

    Escalate, always escalate.

  121. Mitch M.

    Blood flow is also impeded.

    Sunlight exposure is known to increase systemic nitric oxide, a vital player in vasodilation. Vitamin D is important but way over hyped. Vitamin D supplementation trials are almost a fail. The benefits of sunlight go far beyond D. It includes: nitric oxide, serotonin, endorphins, circadian stabilisation, and the near IR frequencies can boost energy production.

    The vitamin C is a good idea because antioxidants can be seriously depleted with chronic inflammation. That’s why I mentioned selenium. Aus soils have poor selenium status and selenium is an essential substrate for glutathione, a major antioxidant produced in our bodies, which is also often depleted in chronic conditions. Brazil nuts are an optimal source but not too much. Can’t specify how much because Se content varies according to where nuts are grown. I take an Se supplement.

    Definitely go the probiotics post antibiotics.

    Great to hear progress is good.

    Same for us. Our valuable opinion is constantly unrecorded.

    Unfortunately sometimes that doesn’t matter. Recently an Aus survey claimed that 25% of respondents reported being subject to racist discrimination. I was suspicious, obtained the pdf, and found that 51% did not reply to the survey. That’s a fail but that didn’t stop them making the racism claim. I am absolutely fed up with the dishonesty\stupidity\laziness of the MSM.

  122. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    On egg poaching….

    Motelier saved the day for us on this a couple of years ago. He recommended a special frying pan thingo with a set of egg poacher cups to go over the top of it, and which has a very heavy lid to keep in the steam.

    It works an absolute treat. Our brunches have improved out of sight ever since.

    Well worth the $70 cost of the contraption.

  123. thefrollickingmole

    In his statement, Andrews mocks the claim that it is possible “to change someone’s sexuality or gender identity.”

    The Hannah Mouncey community frowns upon your shenanigans!

    (also has anyone dobbed number 44 in that pic in for being a hater yet)

  124. areff

    A black face in Russia is extremely easy to spot…..’cos there are (relatively) zero black people there.

    Russia has a long tradition of being as black as you wanna be. Kinda like an Invasion Day rally in Melbourne, where Pushkin would have fitted right in. His greatgrandfather was an abducted African, and he often alluded to his “blackness” to explain why he felt like an outsider.

    The fact that he was moping about, penning mournful snowbound verse and challenging critics to duels probably had more to do with it.

    I shed my tears; my tears – my consolation;
    And I am silent; my murmur is dead,
    My soul, sunk in a depression’s shade,
    Hides in its depths the bitter exultation.
    I don’t deplore my passing dream of life —
    Vanish in dark, the empty apparition!
    I care only for my love’s infliction,
    And let me die, but only die in love!

    You wouldn’t want to be cooped up with him through a Russian winter, especially if he was on the squirt, which he always was.

  125. egg_

    LA-VA LAND Mysterious island that didn’t EXIST four years ago is ‘now teeming with life’ – after being created by rare sea volcano eruption

    How much CO2 was produced?

  126. Chris

    A disturbance in the force as my favorite record store from my youth goes under.

    78 records.

    Condolences, Frollicking.
    I remember with great pleasure how good 78 Records was, and was pleased to discover they still existed a few years ago.
    Not pleased enough to get a new turntable and buy records again though…

  127. Myrddin Seren

    Just found this email from Menulog in the family account:

    Chinese Food

    HOW AUSSIES CHOW DOWN

    Expect social media outrage lynch mobs in 3…2….1

  128. areff

    Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin were both working with Fusion to get the Magnitsky Act deep-sixed.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/05/25/testimony-reveals-close-ties-between-russian-lobbyist-at-trump-jr-meeting-and-fusion-gps/

    Whatever money he got would have been to further that goal, IMHO.

    Paging Glenn Simpson, paging Mr Simpson ….

    Akhmetshin’s congressional testimony is on the web. Don’t have time to find it for fellow cats. Two fine, thick-cut pork chops need the 3B treatment — breading, browning and baking

  129. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Forgot to mention re those egg poachers Motelier recommended: they work best if you grease the little cups first. I use a Kleenex with a little butter on it. Very easy, and they slide out perfectly then when done.
    Set timer for five minutes once the water is boiling; put the cups over the pan then and add the lid.

    It is not often I can offer real cooks some good advice, so please forgive me my enthusiasm.

  130. Rockdoctor

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2925995, posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Don’t know if it has been posted but quite sure these guys were trying to break into the Dan Murphy’s adjacent to the Vale in Ross River rd. If so they are just petty looters, meh karma a bitch…

    Bloody new phone, something going on with my avatar pattern…

  131. Bruce of Newcastle

    Veselnitskaya and Akhmetshin were both working with Fusion to get the Magnitsky Act deep-sixed.

    Not true. It was a sting op to back up Piddlegate. Failed, but the Dems have been trying to pin collusion on Trump just because Ms Femme Fatale was allowed in the door…for 15 minutes, whereupon she was booted out of it again.

  132. Rockdoctor

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2925995, posted on February 5, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Don’t know if it has been posted but quite sure these guys were trying to break into the Dan Murphy’s adjacent to the Vale in Ross River rd. If so they are just petty looters, meh karma a female do…

    Bl&#dy new phone, something going on with my avatar pattern… Also take 2 first try to sin bin…

  133. Cassie of Sydney

    How much does Andrew Thorburn earn at NAB…have just seen on Credlin a clip of him….here is what he said…

    “how his role is demanding, how it needs energy, how he needed a break, how you have to have a life outside the company”

    then he said…

    “I’ve got a marriage, I’ve got children, I’ve got elderly parents, they are the people who I want to spend some time with”

    and this pearler from a turd earning mega bucks…

    “it’s unfair to think that a CEO every year can’t take leave that is due for their own physical and mental health”

    This is what Andrew Thorburn earns…I guess this would cause depression…

    “NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn received a cash bonus of $837,000 and $1.2 million in shares this year, on top of a $2.3 million fixed salary”

    Bet he doesn’t have a problem paying his power bills.

  134. stackja

    Cassie – AT is on a charm offensive. Whether he gets time in court depends on DPP. In court of public opinion I believe he is losing.

  135. MatrixTransform

    The complaint I have is with hyperbole and misrepresentation on the issue

    lolol

  136. Empire 5:5

    The at-threat mortgage brokers are probably right – all the pain will fall on the non-bank sector.

    Many are self employed sole traders with teenage kids and hefty mortgages on houses bought high in a state distorted market.

    Sitting ducks.

    Of course the corruptobancacrats were going to stab them in the neck. It was as sure as shit schticking to fur.

  137. JC

    Bet he doesn’t have a problem paying his power bills.

    It’s unbelievable how the fuckwit was away from most of the summer and apparently is off again – just after the biggest scandal to hit the bank in its history.

  138. JC

    Harskie is now giving us polar vortex weather forecasts for the Midwest. Expect it everyday. The ACCU weatherman at the Cat. FFS

  139. JC

    Harksie,

    Your political compatriots have done exceedingly well in Venezuela, hey? The upside of course is less use of fossil fuels, so that’s a good thing.

  140. Cassie of Sydney

    I’m sorry but there must be some accountability for Henry and Thorburn…surely NAB shareholders must demand their scalps?

    I was left utterly gobsmacked watching the drivel coming out of Thorburn’s mouth…it was worse than arrogant…it was slimy.

  141. Empire 5:5

    And how, pray tell, did Buzzfeed come by these documents, other than from sources who should not be handing out someone’s bank account details ??

    a) it was illegally leaked to them
    b) fake news

    At this point in the timeline, my money is on b).

  142. Confused Old Misfit

    Those mid-winter warm spells?
    In Calgary, Alberta, in all of Western Canada actually, they call them “Chinooks”.
    They happen every year.
    They happen several times each year.
    They have probably been happening since the recession of the Alpine portion Laurentide Ice sheet.
    Weather.

  143. Snoopy

    I’m sorry but there must be some accountability for Henry and Thorburn…surely NAB shareholders must demand their scalps?

    What proportion of shares are owned by super funds? The super fund board members and bank board members are all maates.

  144. Confused Old Misfit

    Your comment is awaiting moderation. BOTHER!!!!
    #2926156, posted on February 5, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Those mid-winter warm sp-e-lls?
    In Calgary, Alberta, in all of Western Canada actually, they call them “Chinooks”.
    They happen every year.
    They happen several times each year.
    They have probably been happening since the recession of the Alpine portion Laurentide Ice sheet.
    Weather.
    Linky for the unbeliever.

  145. Cassie of Sydney

    “Harken Now
    #2926154, posted on February 5, 2019 at 7:57 pm”

    It’s past your bedtime.. You know the worst thing about you…apart from the fact that you’re an idiot….you’re boring…utterly boring.

  146. JC

    Harken Now
    #2926154, posted on February 5, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Hark to JC: I was concerned that people here thought the record cold meant record warm had gone away.

    It is of great concern to the denizens of Heaven that humans not be confused about this…

    Do fuck off.

  147. Harken Now
    #2926154, posted on February 5, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    This person is why i told my kids, Don’t.Smoke.Crack

  148. bespoke

    Hark!!

    What do think of the ghoulish celebration of abortion that feminist do?

  149. stackja

    Combustible cladding fears for dozens of Melbourne buildings after Spencer St tower fire
    John Masanauskas, Tom Minear, James Dowling, Karen Collier and Josh Fagan, Herald Sun
    41 minutes ago
    Subscriber only

    Apartments in the CBD tower hit by a cladding fire were crammed with up to 10 beds as residents remain locked out of their homes.

    The Metropolitan Fire Brigade said large amounts of “combustible material” was found on balconies in the Neo200 building, where cladding caught fire on Monday morning causing a mass evacuation.

    A cigarette butt that landed on a pile of clothing on a balcony — believed to be in apartment 2209 — was blamed for the blaze, which jumping via the building’s external cladding between six floors in just five minutes.

    Early investigations showed units between floors 22 and 27 suffered significant fire and water damage, as well as floors above and below.

    “It is likely that residents of these apartments will not be able to return to their property for a longer period as extensive rectification works are required,” the council said.

    Tourist Eleri Kask was escorted by torchlight to her level 23 room.

    “It was smoking and the carpet was all wet,” she said. “It was worse than I thought.”

    MFB assistant chief fire officer Trent Curtin said fire authorities were concerned some residents were unaware their buildings had potentially dangerous cladding, and there were “a range of unsafe activities” in some overcrowded Melbourne towers.

    The Herald Sun has also revealed the Andrews Government has failed to appoint a state building inspector it promised more than a year ago to crack down on the use of dangerous cladding in the wake of London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

    The Opposition said it “beggars belief that this important appointment still hasn’t been made”.

    It comes as City of Melbourne and other agencies investigate overcrowding.

    During inspections after the fire, the Municipal Building Surveyor observed that some apartments had more beds than would otherwise be appropriate.

    It is illegal for apartments to be separately rented to more than four people without being a registered rooming house, yet Melbourne apartments shared by up to 10 people are being publicly advertised on sites such as Gumtree.

    A number of Gumtree sellers appear to be managing a network of illegal share rooms.

  150. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Criminals Are Tapping into the Phone Network Backbone to Empty Bank Accounts
    Motherboard has identified a specific UK bank that has fallen victim to so-called SS7 attacks, and sources say the issue is wider than previously reported.

  151. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hark Climate Change fans: polar vortex moves, record warm temperatures return:

    Same thing. Remember the 2010 Moscow heat wave? It was the solar minimum and sinuous Rossby waves that caused a big jet stream blocking event – like the Polar Vortex but on the warm side of the jet stream.

    ‘Blocked’ jetstream to blame for freak weather in Russia and Pakistan, say scientists (2010)

    In Russia, the immobile jetstream pulled in hot air from Africa creating stifling conditions and horrendous smog in Moscow. … Scientists are still unclear as to the cause of ‘blocking events’ although there have been some research that linked them to low solar activity.

    Solar activity now is the same as it was in 2010, ie weak. You get this pattern when the Sun’s activity is low during solar minima.

    You can see the positions of the jet streams at the CRWS jet stream page. Looks like the Midwest is going to get another shot of frigid weather as the northern jet stream is currently running right down the western edge of the Rockies all the way from Alaska to San Francisco. That will bring in more Arctic air over the northern states in a day or two. But go see a weather site, I’m just reading what I see off the chart.

  152. Snoopy

    A number of Gumtree sellers appear to be managing a network of illegal share rooms.

    Bloody Australian crooks.

  153. Rockdoctor

    Have a relative who is a CFO of a prominent multinational company. He gets great coin but works all hours & well past the 9-5 hours, so does the rest of the key figures in his chain.

    Why is POS any different? I can see some contributing factors to the woes in the sob stories & get that. However these banks crossed into unconscionable act territory regularly by the looks. I come from a Military Family & something I was always told the commander of the troops at the end of the day is ultimately responsible. Why are these guys as CEO’s any different? Just my thoughts anyway as a layman to this area and happy to be educated.

  154. Harken Now
    #2926167, posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    As it happens, I am fluttering away now.

    Fluffing dude, the term is Fluffing.

  155. JC

    And they have verbaled Northam – an outright verballing.

    No biggie. He was fine until the blackface pic from 30 years ago suddenly appeared. 🙂

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Herald Sun has also revealed the Andrews Government has failed to appoint a state building inspector it promised more than a year ago to crack down on the use of dangerous cladding in the wake of London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

    Ironic that the whole idea of the cladding was to reduce energy use, thereby saving the world from global warming. Thus global warming is causing building fires…

  157. Confused Old Misfit

    You can see the positions of the jet streams

    Bruce of Newcastle,
    Are you acquainted with http://www.windy.com ?

  158. Confused Old Misfit

    Fluffing dude, the term is Fluffing.

    Nah!
    Flouncing I think captures her movements better Carpe!
    She’s definitely a “Flouncer”.

  159. Eyrie

    windy.com is brilliant. Take a while to explore it.
    It is fun to look at 7 days ahead and as the days go by to see how the prediction for the original day changes.

  160. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The new poll of 1,652 respondents has Labor ahead of the Morrison government on the two-party preferred measure 52% to 48%, a shift within the margin of error from the last voter survey of last year, and one in mid-January that had Labor ahead 53% to 47%.

    come on shorten rev up the class warfare you bastard

  161. Empire 5:5

    As it happens, I am fluttering away now.

    What Carpe said.

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    COM – No I’m not (until I looked at your link just now).

    But that is a surface map not 300mb jet stream level, and is a model output not real Doppler radar measurements, which is what the graphic is afaik.

    Wunderground has the same data as CRWS, I’m just used to using the latter – which doesn’t have frills, but is quick and global.

  163. Mark A

    Memoryvault
    #2926052, posted on February 5, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    So I am asking pretty please if there is anybody who downloaded it for Firefox, who would be prepared to email me the original install file download.

    In a pinch the install file for Chrome will do, I just prefer working with Firefox.

    THanks in advance.

    I have it MV and it works but I’m not sure it can be emailed.
    It installs itself into FF automatically without a separate download.
    If I can find it in the guts of FF, doubtful, be happy to forward it, but little hope.
    Sorry.

  164. Confused Old Misfit

    But that is a surface map not 300mb jet stream level,

    Select wind on the graphic on the right hand side.
    You can then see the wind from SFC to 150hPa (FL450)

  165. cohenite

    windy.com is brilliant. Take a while to explore it.

    Every time I read a paper or comment by some alarmist about how their modelling is doing a good job of representing the weather processes I take a look at windy.

  166. Mark A

    PS I heard of an other one, not tried, “Bypass Paywalls for Firefox “

  167. MatrixTransform

    an outright verballing

    …nah mate, that is exactly what you do.

  168. Roger

    I note Marise Payne & Ann Ruston are presently reduced to doing tag team visits to south Pacific nations and donating patrol boats to make up for our “greatest ever Foreign Minister’s” years of neglect.

    Small beer compared with what China has been doing.

    The line “Australia is a lucky country led by second rate people who are often surprised by events” comes to mind… yet again.

  169. Confused Old Misfit

    https://github.com/iamadamdev/bypass-paywalls-firefox/issues/82#issuecomment-443179176

    MV Try this link.
    It was further down the page than the first one posted.
    It worked for me this arvo.

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    Select wind on the graphic on the right hand side.
    You can then see the wind from SFC to 150hPa (FL450)

    Ah, gotcha. Nice! (I had a look at 300HPa over Nth America and it matches the latest CRWS map very well.)

    It’s still a model though. I often look at BoM’s model projections but it isn’t reliable except for a general flavour.

  171. Confused Old Misfit

    MV,
    If none of the above will work for you do a google search for:
    bypass paywalls-1.4.3-an+fx.xpi
    It will take you to the download.

  172. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Guinness has dropped a number of rugby sponsorship adverts in Ireland after complaints that they could cause “offence or confusion” to immigrants.
    The world-famous dry stout company, which is a sponsor and the official beer of the Six Nations rugby tournament, apologised for any “offence or confusion” caused by the billboards, which read: “You Don’t Pick A Side. Your Grandparents Have Done That Already.”

  173. Had forgotten that there was already a US Federal act giving legal protection to babies born alive after an abortion attempt, from 2002.

    There are no penalties associated with that Act, nor clear directives. You would know this if you weren’t a fraud:

    As a result, the House on January 19th passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 4712), a bill that would create criminal sanctions for abortionists that refuse to provide medical attention to infants born alive following an abortion.

    H.R. 4712 would require that any child born alive be given the same medical attention as any other child born at the same gestational age and that they be transported immediately to a hospital. Any doctor that attempts to kill an infant born alive following an abortion would be criminally liable to first-degree murder.

    H.R. 4712 would further require any employee at a hospital or abortion clinic to report any abortionist or doctor that fails to comply with the law.

    The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would provide clear directives for abortionists to care for the infants born alive and would provide a much needed enforcement mechanism to help reduce the incidence of infanticide behind closed doors.

  174. Confused Old Misfit

    It’s still a model though.

    Sure! But it’s a “pretty”model!
    And you can play with it!
    And are not all projections based on a model?
    Either formal or informal?

  175. zyconoclast

    Guinness has dropped a number of rugby sponsorship adverts in Ireland after complaints that they could cause “offence or confusion” to immigrants.
    The world-famous dry stout company, which is a sponsor and the official beer of the Six Nations rugby tournament, apologised for any “offence or confusion” caused by the billboards, which read: “You Don’t Pick A Side. Your Grandparents Have Done That Already.”

    Another Diageo brand that needs avoiding.

  176. John Constantine

    Dogbox apartment Landsharks developments.

    The big Australia population Ponzi has made us so rich we can pack ten people into each dogbox apartment.

    We don’t need industry or electricity or western civilization.

    We can become wealthy beyond imagination simply by mass importation of revolutionary military age freedom fighters and controlling their votes.

    For a certain value of ‘us’.

    We are Us.

    Comrades.

  177. Confused Old Misfit
    #2926176, posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Fluffing dude, the term is Fluffing.

    Nah!
    Flouncing I think captures her movements better Carpe!
    She’s definitely a “Flouncer”.

    Google – Fluffer – you will laugh.

  178. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Naples, February 4 – 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader and Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio on Monday said he agreed with his M5S No 2 Alessandro Di Battista on the need to cut the salaries of TV presenters and Fabio Fazio.
    The era was that you could earn 3 / 3.5 million euros a year on State TV is over,” said Di Maio, who is also labor and industry minister.

  179. Boambee John

    Harken Now
    #2926167, posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    As it happens, I am fluttering away now.

    Going to plough through Google trying to find a reasonable explanation for several thousand survey responses on CAGW being reduced to 77, of which 75 supported the hypothesis, to get the 97% “consensus”?

    Harken Barken Mad might like to try the line that the rest were “outliers”; they didn’t fit the narrative. No-one rational will believe it, but it would be a better effort than most.

  180. zyconoclast

    Google – Fluffer – you will laugh.

    you forgot the NSFW

  181. Confused Old Misfit

    Carpe!
    Too bloody right!
    ROTFLMAO!
    You win with that!

  182. mh

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes public appearance, first since surgery

    ….The justice sat in the back of the darkened auditorium at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and, according to The Washington Post, was only spotted by concertgoers as they left the performance…
    The concert was presented by her daughter-in-law and other musicians. Patrice Michaels is married to Ginsburg’s son, James. Michaels is a soprano and composer. James Ginsburg said before the concert that his mother is walking a mile a day and meeting with her personal trainer twice a week….

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-makes-public-appearance-first-since-surgery

  183. Leigh Lowe

    What proportion of shares are owned by super funds? The super fund board members and bank board members are all maates.

    That is the only thing that will save Wombat Whisperer.
    The bruvvers know he csn be counted on to advance the “broader cause”.
    Being the slippery xunt that he is, if the temperature gets too hot, he will shove Thorburn under the bus.

  184. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A burglar who had sex with a corpse after breaking into a funeral parlour has been jailed for six years.

    Kasim Khuram, 23, had sex with a woman’s body after lifting the lids of coffins at the Central England Co-Operative undertakers in Walsall Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, on 11 November.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    And are not all projections based on a model?

    The CRWS jet stream data is a real measurement.

  186. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What proportion of shares are owned by super funds? The super fund board members and bank board members are all maates.

    I’m remembering a long and fiery shareholders meeting in Perth , back in the day, where the individual shareholders voted against an increase in the remuneration package – only to be told that it would be granted on the votes of the institutional shareholders….

  187. Perfidious Albino

    I see a certain former State premier seems to be avoiding any NAB tarnish, though I guess he is on the institute side rather than retail. Still part of the leadership group though…

  188. Boambee John

    Lizzie B

    This is an extract from John Ray’s blog Dissecting Leftism. I think the original material is on one of his other blogs. You might find the full item interesting.

    A note on the vocabulary people of English descent have inherited from their German ancestors of 1500 years ago

    I argued yesterday that English vowels point to the Frisians from the North Sea coast as the dominant German tribe in Britannia but what about vocabulary? Since all the invading groups, including the Frisians, spoke a form of German, vocabulary is unlikely to tell us much about who was who among the invaders — but there is one puzzling feature of the vocabulary that we have inherited: Some quite common words — such as “take’ — are not of German origin at all. The modern German word for “take” is “nehmen’, which could hardly be more different.

  189. egg_

    As it happens, I am fluttering away now.

    Powered by unicorn farts?

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    How colonialist that Guinness is black?
    And the white froth on top of the black liquid.
    Very suspicious optics.

  191. John Constantine

    Royal commission into how many Australians are living in homes thrown up by Landshark developers on floodplains.

    Retrospective legislation making developers liable for flood damage on their developments.

    Hanging for corrupt officials that took bribes to grant planning approval for floodplain developments.

    Comrades.

  192. Boambee John

    Lizzie

    A bit more from John Ray

    Are we Anglo-Saxons really Anglo-Friesians?

    The history of Britannia after the Roman departure in about 400 AD is obscure. It was not until the venerable Bede, 300 years later, that we have a systematic history for the years immediately thereafter. And it was Bede — who spent all his life in monasteries — who tells us that the English are descendants of Angles, Saxons and Jutes.

    But what if Bede got it wrong? It seems that he was relying mainly on oral history and that can be unreliable in its details. And there is a linguistic reason why he may have got it wrong: English vowels. Variations in language over time are often the best evidence we have for our understanding of prehistory.

    English vowels are unusual. Our short letter “a”, for instance is normally pronounced in continental Europe as “aah”. There are only two other European languages that pronounce vowels pretty much as we do: Dutch and Frisian.

  193. mh

    SOTU address tomorrow.

    Should be late morning here if it’s the same as last year.

  194. egg_

    What does Grigs think of the Trivago girl in the hamster outfit?
    /Exploding head

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Rockdoctor

    #2926170, posted on February 5, 2019 at 8:16 pm
    … However these banks crossed into unconscionable act territory regularly by the looks. I come from a Military Family & something I was always told the commander of the troops at the end of the day is ultimately responsible. Why are these guys as CEO’s any different? 

    That is what is so disgraceful about Thorburn and the Wombat.
    They went to the RC with a clear strategy to present it all as “rogue traders” and “system failures” in the hope that Hayne would give them a tick for being sound chaps who had simply been misled by grubby underlings.
    Hayne didn’t buy it.

  196. feelthebern

    FMD it’s been a busy few days.
    & I can confirm that the Dem’s have called & asked if RBG can pop by on Friday night for a few days.

  197. cohenite

    Pope Francis has claimed risibly that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” This has become a superdogma in the Catholic Church: if you don’t believe that Islam is a Religion of Peace, you will be ruthlessly harassed and silenced by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the hierarchy elsewhere as well. The bishops of the Catholic Church are much more concerned that you believe that Islam is a religion of peace than that you believe in, say, the Nicene Creed.

    The pope should speak to Mark Durie.

  198. C.L.

    Islam is a false religion and its inventor, Mohammed, was a crazed, disgraceful impostor. These are the only truths propounded by the Catholic Church as regards Islam and this pope cannot alter them.

  199. Ellen of Tasmania

    Trump & Clinton on late term abortions:

  200. Ellen of Tasmania

    So, who was right – Trump or Clinton? Gov. Ralph Northam on those ‘late term’ abortions:

  201. Ellen of Tasmania

    Blew it again, sorry. Here is Ralph Northam:

  202. cohenite

    Islam is a false religion and its inventor, Mohammed, was a crazed, disgraceful impostor.

    Correct.

    These are the only truths propounded by the Catholic Church as regards Islam and this pope cannot alter them.

    He’s doing his best though; and not just him but it seems every leader of every other religion are licking Islam’s arse as well.

  203. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    NAB lazy prick Thorburn has 883,451 performance rights & 273,600 fully paid shares.
    That means every dollar NAB goes up, he derives $1,157,051 of benefit (assuming the performance rights are in the money).
    Thorburn benefited $1,087mill today.
    Don’t hate the player.
    Hate the game.

  204. cohenite

    $262m of cryptocurrency goes to grave with exchange co-founder

    Tom Knowles The Times The Australian February 5, 2019

    The owner of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has unexpectedly died at the age of 30, taking with him the only password for a digital account holding AUD$262 million of customers’ money. Internet forums began buzzing with conspiracy theories when Gerald Cotten, the co-founder and chief executive of QuadrigaCX, was reported by his wife to have died in December.

    Jennifer Robertson revealed on January 14 that her husband had died from complications related to Crohn’s disease on December 9 while travelling in India, where he was opening an orphanage. However, Mr Cotten appears to have failed to leave behind any note of a password or key to a digital “wallet” containing Cdollars 250 million ($262m) of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for 115,000 account holders.

    An affidavit signed by his wife says that the company has not been able to access the funds since Mr Cotten’s death. Ms Robertson added that the company had hired a specialist in unlocking digital wallets but he was not successful….

  205. Leigh Lowe

    The Herald Sun has also revealed the Andrews Government has failed to appoint a state building inspector it promised more than a year ago to crack down on the use of dangerous cladding in the wake of London’s deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

    Apparently they have appointed a Cladding Commissioner, or somesuch.
    Guess who?
    Action man Ted Baillieu.
    No doubt C-Bus own a few buildings with dodgy cladding and Dan the Man was looking for someone with ADHD who they could run rings around.
    They will be able to distract Ted with talk of aesthetics if the cladding is removed, the insulation qualities of cladding, the lack of Cert IV cladding removalists, whatever.
    And, if a hundred people fry in a yuuuge fire, they’ve got the perfect fall guy.

  206. C.L.

    Listened to a lot of drive radio this evening, mostly ABC.
    Coverage of the banks was excited, manic, giddy … orgasmic.
    The same ABC did all it could to bury the RC into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
    We have a Leader of the Opposition making hay by the ton and a Liberal Party too witless to remind the public of the corrupt relationship between Shorten and the CFMEU, amongst other union gangs.

  207. Steve trickler

    Tony Heller plays the game well. Very well. The game of exposing shills.

    Potholer is playing the Appeal to Authority game. Anyone that has been following the climate wars for a while, will immediately know the tactic here. It’s for the gullible and ignorant types, plus those that genuinely don’t know the corruption of the peer review process, associated with this AGW bullshit. Tony knows the studies and is rightly skeptical of them. Real world observational evidence does not support their conclusions etc etc. All the assumptions formed a basis for dodgy and useless computer models we see today…in a nutshell. Old news.

    Smart move from Heller. He is posting Potholers videos on his own YT channel. And i reckon all the potholer minions will be a little confused. Haha.

    Great trolling from Heller.

    I reckon a certain chap posting here of late will love this video from Potholer. ( :



  208. Eyrie

    BoN, I think you will find the weather models used by windy are updated with real observations every 6 hours. Other wise the 24 and 48 hour projections go off the rails quickly.
    It is a great resource. As I said, you need to look around it and take an hour or so to explore it.
    Wish we’d had it back in the day when I did that for living.

  209. John Constantine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3opRTD6nHWg

    Clarkson eats a plant based ‘impossible burger’.

  210. Eyrie

    BoN, further, real observations are not done generally continuously so there is always some lag between what is displayed and real time.

  211. John Constantine

    Clarkson eats a lobster that Ramsey has just stabbed in the head and boiled.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrqcmnUWBWc

    Anybody can eat whatever they want, but that lobster looks pretty damn scrumptious to me.

  212. rickw

    The line “Australia is a lucky country led by second rate people who are often surprised by events” comes to mind… yet again.

    Currently in Micronesia, some are wondering why Australia is handing out money when it looks like Australians need as much help as anyone, droughts, floods, blackouts…

  213. John Constantine

    Remember, according to their lancet and its billionaire oligarch sponsored eating propaganda, the proles are entitled to a worldwide equal ration of half a fishfinger a week.

    To save the planet.

    Comrades

  214. Makka

    What happens when you invite the third world in;

    Firefighters found up to 10 beds crammed inside some two-bedroom apartments after a fire tore through a notorious tower in Melbourne’s CBD.

    The revelation comes as residents of the Neo200 apartment complex on Spencer Street learnt they would be locked out for at least another two days after an emergency order on the building was extended.

  215. Eyrie

    Just checking the Aviation week and SpaceTtechnology website:

    Another new carrier, Genghis Khan Airlines

    New Chinese Airline. LOL!

  216. Eyrie

    “Australia is a lucky country led by second rate people who are often surprised by events” comes to mind… yet again.
    Third rate people with NFI is closer to the mark.

  217. egg_

    And are not all projections based on a model?

    projection
    noun
    1.
    an estimate or forecast of a future situation based on a study of present trends.

    /Graegooglery comprehension fail, again

  218. Confused Old Misfit

    What particular point are you trying to make egg_?

  219. Confused Old Misfit

    Or are you just stirring crap for the sake of stirring crap?

  220. cohenite

    I really hate the Jurassic Park movies; the patronising don’t mess with nature theme is so simplistic and straight out of the Eden myth and the alarmist handback where any interference by man of pristine nature is a horrid crime with dire consequences.

  221. Mark A

    Stimpson J. Cat
    #2926221, posted on February 5, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Bibi Is On The Train!!!
    Netanyahu – A Different League.

    Sometimes I really don’t know what your point is Stimpy?

    That lots of ‘progressive’ j..sh people don’t like conservative Netenyahu, is what you are trying to prove?
    Go to any Arzenu site and you’ll find even more bile against him and anything conservative or just right of center.

  222. Confused Old Misfit

    Good night all.
    Morning comes too soon for these old bones.

  223. JC

    Taleb.

    Had science operated by majority consensus we would be still stuck in the Middle Ages and Einstein would have ended as he started, a patent clerk with fruitless side hobbies.

  224. egg_

    What particular point are you trying to make egg_?

    Thought it came from Hark.

    My point is that projection comes from a real point whereas climate modelling reinvents the past as well as the future, it’s not an extrapolation of real events.

  225. Top Ender

    Richard Flanagan gets hysterical, saying the end is already here in Tasmania due to climate change.

    He also believes that: “a single drop by a Hercules C-130 water bomber is understood to cost $75,000”.

  226. JC

    Richard Flanagan gets hysterical, saying the end is already here in Tasmania due to climate change.

    He also believes that: “a single drop by a Hercules C-130 water bomber is understood to cost $75,000”.

    I think punter land has moved back to worrying about gerbil warming like they did about a decade ago. I can’t quite put my finger on the reason though.

  227. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    He also believes that: “a single drop by a Hercules C-130 water bomber is understood to cost $75,000”.

    A look into how much it costs to fly America’s military planes per hour

  228. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sometimes I really don’t know what your point is Stimpy?

    Point?
    I’m not waging a one mentally ill man propaganda war Jesus Christ.
    I simply post things that amuse, interest, disgust, or intrigue me to stimulate discussion.
    It’s literally not rocket science.
    It’s the shiny things picked up by a magpie, some have value, most are worthless.
    I need to lighten things up from the incredibly dense f$cking tome I regrettably decided to read, Understanding Psychosis A Psychoanalytical Approach by Joachim Kuchenhoff.
    It’s heavy going.
    Big Bibi and Trump Billboards are not.
    They are amusing.

  229. JC

    Those are reimbursement rates, Zipperhead. It’s not what they cost the DOD to run hourly.

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