Wednesday Forum: February 27, 2019

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  1. Boambee John

    Via Instapundit, this might give an indication why some allegations of sexual assuult of minors were not reported.

    GONNA NEED A BIGGER BLOG: The Awful Truth of Michael Jackson’s Depravity.

    Years after their time with Jackson, both Safechuck and Robson married and had children, and becoming fathers triggered more revulsion at what had happened to them. The final 45 minutes or so of the documentary delve into their depression and torment as well as that of their mothers, each of whom searches her soul at excruciating length. What can it be like to know that you abetted the long-term despoliation of your own son? Safechuck says Jackson abused him for four years; Robson says his nightmare lasted seven years. Both mothers own up to what they did, and neither will ever be able to live with herself again. Says Stephanie, “I danced when I heard that he died.” She thought, “Oh thank God, he can’t hurt any more children.”

    Throughout the film, everyone involved marvels at his or her own acquiescence to the acts of a monster. No one heard any alarm bells going off. No one saw any red flags. Both boys and their mothers were fully in the singer’s thrall. Jackson’s fame was central to why he got away with so much. Leaving Neverland is a harsh reminder that supposed role models who ought to be held to the highest of standards can use that notoriety as a way of blinding people to the obvious, odious truth.

  2. JC

    She’s a powerful woman. Made her own way in her chosen industry.

    She also has an annoying lisp. Powerful as in the editor of Womens Weekly?

  3. Fat Tony

    Harken Now = Trollius Faecus

    FUCK OFF IDIOT

    Go see your psychiatrist and tell him the meds he gave you aren’t working.

  4. Do you believe in climate change?

    At the Climate Trials (to be held on Heard Island), this question will be asked of all the charged climate scamsters.

    Answering “yes” will see them sent to the block.

  5. thefrollickingmole

    Tom

    Gruinaid reporting no meeting, all over with no agreement.

    No deal has been reached, says White House
    In a statement, the White House said that Trump and Kim had “very good and constructive meetings in Hanoi”. “

    “The two leaders discussed various ways to advance denuclearization and economic driven concepts. No agreement was reached at this time, but their respective teams look forward to meeting in the future.”

  6. Mark A

    I can at least fantasize that changes may eventually be made at the ABC.

    Nothing wrong with that.
    Unfortunately, changes only come by de-financing the joint.

    The comrades are not stupid, vile for sure, but not stupid.

  7. Boambee John

    I see that Numbers is correcting English expression and grammar again.

    Bit rich coming from someone who demonstrated a few days ago that he doesn’t know the difference between a vagina and a vulva!

    PS, Is there any chance that m0nty is Numbers’ son? Their ravings show great similarities.

  8. Old School Conservative

    Anyone with the background story to channel 9’s “Packers gold” coming up soon on the tevee?
    The advertising blurb says Who had the guts to steal $5,000,000 in gold from the richest man in Australia?

  9. Stimpson J. Cat

    Where are you going with that, Stimson?

    Let’s say you were a high ranking member of the Church,
    how exactly would you purge the Church and the Vatican of homosexuals, deviants, and criminals?
    How could you create a situation where those doing wrong would willingly choose to leave, from the lowest of the low to the highest of the high?
    You show them that none of them are safe.

  10. JC

    Okay, but where would they go if they left the church? Palm Beach Florida, Whale Beach Sydney? They really have anywhere to go.

  11. vr
    #2946503, posted on February 28, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    George Weigel in First Things Magazine.

    The Pell Affair: Australia Is Now on Trial

    An excellent article.

  12. thefrollickingmole

    Oh dear me.
    Just a question, is there liability for slander if a person is pilloried in the media & by various public figures and are then acquitted?

    George Pell has good chance of winning appeal against convictions, expert says
    Law professor says overturning the verdict on the basis of unreasonableness is ‘the defence’s best shot’

    Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against his convictions of sexually assaulting and penetrating choirboys is likely to be granted and has a good chance of succeeding on the basis of unreasonableness, according to legal experts and defence lawyers.

    Pell’s defence barrister, Robert Richter, told the sentencing hearing on Wednesday that his client’s appeal would be based on three key grounds: unreasonableness, the prohibition of video evidence in the closing address, and composition of the jury.

    Experts spoken to by Guardian Australia agreed that while the latter two appeared flimsy, an appeal on the basis of unreasonableness may have a high chance of success. This argument says the jury delivered a verdict that was not supported by the evidence.

    Seems more than a few might be uncomfortable with one allegation of an unlikely offense being enough to convict a chap.

  13. Elle

    She also has an annoying lisp. Powerful as in the editor of Womens Weekly?

    Nah. Powerful for the woman who dared for the first time to put a naked man in the centrefold of an Australian women’s magazine – Cleo – back in the 1970s.
    😁
    I was too young to view such “filth”.

  14. Zatara

    Gruinaid reporting no meeting, all over with no agreement.

    Yeah, had a meeting with my X’s lawyers. No nukes involved but we are talking.

  15. Lysander

    My response to Harken (apologies to St Thomas More):

    “For I am ashamed even of this necessity, that while I clean out the fellow’s shit-filled mouth I see my own fingers covered with shit.”

  16. JC

    Nah. Powerful for the woman who dared for the first time to put a naked man in the centrefold of an Australian women’s magazine – Cleo – back in the 1970s.

    I agree. Braver even than doing a couple tours of duty in Afghan or Iraq. I’m which ya.. as they say in the Bronx.

  17. Elle

    I agree. Braver even than doing a couple tours of duty in Afghan or Iraq. I’m which ya.. as they say in the Bronx.

    I’m glad you didn’t mention Vietnam.
    Numbers may have been triggered.

  18. Lysander

    Haha those ridiculing Richter as a pedo protector on the street, Richter shouts back “I’d represent you!”

  19. Oh come on

    By the time the appeal has succeeded, wonder if PM Shorten will restore Pell’s AO?

  20. struth

    Then the Nation will rejoice at his conversion, and be happy.

    It’s a fucking religion alright.

    Science be fucked.

    Convert to Climate Armageddon religion or ye shall be condemned as a heretic!!!!!!!

    Swear to faithfully obey the government, and to believe all you are told, by your pope, st Antonio Gutterres the first and all following cardianals and priests and prophets down to your local councillors, who love you and who know best for you…..

    Oh, almighty UN who art in Fharken’s heaven
    Give us this day, our daily propaganda
    and deliver us from truth,
    as we lie to those, and about those, against us
    And lead us not into independent thought
    but deliver us from responsibility
    For yours is the power, and more power and ultimate power
    And a big yeehaa and Amen to power!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yayus, yayus, yayus
    Glory be to China and it’s eternal president
    For his is the right to use all the coal for ever and eternity, (which is twelve years, or whatever comes after we pass that date)

  21. Leigh Lowe

    It’s also about a conviction for a serious offence that doesn’t need any corroboration or evidence other than a testimony of one person.

    Yes, exactly, Nick.
    Which is a natural extension of the “#metoo/victims must be believed” mantra, which has no place in the criminal justice system.

  22. Marty

    …the prohibition of video evidence in the closing address, and composition of the jury.

    Does anyone have any more details of these. What was the prohibited video and what was wrong with the jury? I thought that defence lawyers could reject potential jurors that they didn’t like.

  23. Tom

    Sarah Sanders statement on Kim-Trump summit: “No agreement has been reached at this time, but we look forward to meetings in the future.” Trump live now.

  24. 1735099

    The Oz is reporting that the Hanoi talks have broken down….

  25. Geriatric Mayfly

    Haha those ridiculing Richter as a pedo protector on the street, Richter shouts back “I’d represent you!”

    We know Richter quite well by now. The Prosecutor however, remains a bit of a mystery. Who he/she/they?

  26. Leigh Lowe

    Pell’s defence barrister, Robert Richter, told the sentencing hearing on Wednesday that his client’s appeal would be based on three key grounds: unreasonableness, the prohibition of video evidence in the closing address, and composition of the jury.

    Now that is interesting.
    Could it be that the attack dog is hinting at tampering?
    Not in a direct sense of bribes or threats, but the Department of Justice loading the pool with friendlies?
    How is pool selection done?
    Names out of a pink pussy hat?

  27. egg_

    Not Monty level wrongology, but unreliable at least.

    LMFAO!
    Comment of the day IMHO.

  28. JC

    Yes, Ita the “change agent”.

    Ms Buttrose, 77, said while there was always “room for improvement”, a majority of Australians did not support the view that the ABC was biased.

    Standing next to Mr Morrison in Sydney she said she would not be frightened by politicians complaining about her ABC.

    “Eighty per cent of Australians say we’re unbiased. Eighty per cent of Australians say they trust our news more than any trust any other kind of information. So we must be doing something right,” she said.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    Nah. Powerful for the woman who dared for the first time to put a naked man in the centrefold of an Australian women’s magazine – Cleo – back in the 1970s.

    Not really.
    Although, publishing a naked picture of Jack Thompson taken in 2019 would be truly brave.

  30. struth

    Where is she pulling that bullshit figure from, JC?

  31. Gab

    WAs Cdl Pell’s bail not granted or did he voluntarily not ask for bail? Anyone know as there are conflicting reports from the media?

  32. Helen

    mole, I read your link regarding Lindy’s matinee jacket and thought these blokes have never seen a dog skin a rabbit, have they?

    They pull either the skin, by standing on the body until the skin and head detach from the body, or the other way round. In this case the dog would hve stood on the matnee jacket and pulled the body until the jacket and head came off. I dont imagine the neck of a 9 week old baby would be very difficult to tear apart, and also that the baby would have beld out by then, especially if there was a lot of arterial blood in the tent.

    What does concern me is that the other items of clothing seem to have all been in the one spot? Dogs love playng with things, and these items should have been scattered far and wide. And, the area where they were found is a long way away from the tent, right down the other end of the roick. I suppose a dog could have been running, to get away from the other dogs before dining, but my experience with dog kills is that they are not taken very far away.

    Anyway it is credible that the matinee jacket was removed by a dog.

  33. Tom

    Trump: Norks wanted sanctions “lifted in their entirety. We couldn’t do that”.

  34. egg_

    those ridiculing Richter as a pedo protector on the street

    Has Short’un got his no.?

  35. Helen

    As far as I know, he withdrew his application – I saw something that the hearing would have conflicted with his appeal re sentencing.

  36. JC

    struth
    #2946649, posted on February 28, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Where is she pulling that bullshit figure from, JC?

    I’ve seen it uttered often enough when some batshit leftwinger is defending ABC bias. Supposedly, it comes from a poll taken by their ABC. Therefore, it’s total bullshit. Settled science and debate over.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    thefrollickingmole

    #2946606, posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Leigh Lowe

    I pinched that line from Sideshow Bobs post a bit further up.

    My apologies mole.
    I didn’t read it properly in the rush.
    I thought it sounded a tad off the wall for you, but I was allowing for you having an off day.
    So it was just Hanoi Bob being his normal retard self.

  38. egg_

    “Eighty per cent of Australians say we’re unbiased. Eighty per cent of Australians say they trust our news more than any trust any other kind of information. So we must be doing something right,” she said.

    That’s News, when they can’t even spell on their captions.

  39. struth

    Only lefties watch the ABC.

    So if a Poll was taken of only their viewers, that means they can’t even bullshit sufficiently to con all the most gullible morons on the planet, let alone half of Australia which refuse to watch the socialist propaganda department.

  40. calli

    Leigh Lowe
    #2946645, posted on February 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    I asked about this earlier today. Specifically the possible recusal of Catholics and (maybe) Anglicans who would know about how the sacristy operates.

  41. Nick

    Yes, exactly, Nick.
    Which is a natural extension of the “#metoo/victims must be believed” mantra, which has no place in the criminal justice system.

    It’s all fun till a darling of the Left gets hoisted by such a petard.

  42. egg_

    Irishman sTan Grant on Teh Dumb.

  43. Elle

    Haha those ridiculing Richter as a pedo protector on the street, Richter shouts back “I’d represent you!”

    He handled the shouty ferals brilliantly!

  44. 1735099

    Rocket man continues to make a monkey out of Fatty 5D, but “we have a very good relationship”.
    Reminds me ofCatch 22.

  45. egg_

    So if a Poll was taken of only their viewers

    Aged Care Centres where the channel changer is rusted on Channel 2?
    h/t Habib

  46. JC

    WSJ

    Perhaps 20% of the Italian economy is underground, so lets institute a universal basic income policy. That would surely work, right?

    When meeting an American, Italians often want to hear about Donald Trump and the 2020 presidential race. But Italy’s politics also offer lessons—and perhaps a warning—for the U.S. Consider the reddito di cittadinanza, or citizens’ income.

    Applications for the program open March 6. Italian residents earning less than €9,360 annually (about $10,640) can receive income support to that threshold. An unemployed single person would receive €780 a month, which goes a long way in the country’s south. It’s similar to the guaranteed living wage promised in the Green New Deal, which several Democratic presidential candidates support.

    It sure will:

    Italy has a large informal economy. It’s impossible to measure precisely, but most government and academic estimates put it at 15% to 20% of gross domestic product. When I lived in Rome as a Vatican reporter from 2015-16, I paid landlords in cash and never had a formal lease. A roommate scraped together a living as a bouncer and personal trainer, paid under the table. No doubt many of those who live similarly will finesse an extra €780 a month through the program.

    Look who isn’t buying it because they’re afraid it will make other leftwing policies look bad.

    Yet many of Italy’s center-left politicos and intellectuals, normally sympathetic to such schemes, quietly dread its rollout. They worry that design flaws and implementation problems will discredit similar ideas.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/italy-institutes-a-universal-basic-income-is-the-u-s-next-11551313085

  47. egg_

    Reminds me ofCatch 22.

    Trump = Milo Minderbinder?

  48. Leigh Lowe

    The final grounds Richter will appeal on is the composition of the jury. Gans said this could mean several things. As an example, defence lawyers may have learned that a juror knew one of the victim’s family members, or that a juror had been sexually assaulted and therefore held a prejudiced view.

    Or, in this day and age, does someone have something prejudicial in their Facebook or Instagram posts over the last two years?

  49. Infidel Tiger

    3:22PMTESSA AKERMAN
    The Australian public can view for themselves for the first time what the police and jury saw as Victoria Police release video of Rome interview | WATCH

    Is this usual practice?

    What on earth is going on?

  50. 1735099

    Trump = Milo Minderbinder

    Yep – with as many racquets as Ken Rosewall but completely outclassed in this company.

  51. Nick

    Is this usual practice?
    What on earth is going on?

    Thought the same. What is the point ?

  52. egg_

    with as many racquets as Ken Rosewall

    He has a racket selling racquets?

    Is there an Annual Racquet Ball?

  53. JC

    How do you guys know it wasn’t Pell’s side who leaked the footage? I would imagine the accused would obtain a copy of the interview. This doesn’t look at all bad for Pell.

  54. Leigh Lowe

    Yes, exactly, Nick.
    Which is a natural extension of the “#metoo/victims must be believed” mantra, which has no place in the criminal justice system.

    It’s all fun till a darling of the Left gets hoisted by such a petard.

    Mmmyes.
    Except they don’t get charged in the first place.

  55. Armadillo

    Thought the same. What is the point ?

    Continuation of the public execution. No right of reply.

  56. JC

    You have the plod yessing him all the way through as though he too thought it was bullshit and wanted to get through it asap because the questions sounded really stupid and made up.

  57. Armadillo

    Where is the footage, JC.

  58. egg_

    SMH: This is an edited excerpt of the 42-minute recorded interview:

  59. JC

    the oz. Arma

    Oh, the judge allowed it to be released.

    County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd ordered the release of Pell’s record of interview to the media this week following his pre-sentence hearing.

  60. Leigh Lowe

    How do you guys know it wasn’t Pell’s side who leaked the footage? I would imagine the accused would obtain a copy of the interview. This doesn’t look at all bad for Pell.

    Yeah, nah.
    The MSM will take 3 hours of video and splice together 5 or 6 “I don’t recall” answers in reply to inconsequential questions to make him look dodgy.

  61. MatrixTransform

    Apparently zero coverage of India vs Pakistan either

    was there a Test Match?

  62. Geriatric Mayfly

    Do love David Thompson’s work. He should be awarded the Bunyip Quill & Bar for his sterling contributions to the Arts and Feminism.

    Performance artist Angeliki Chiado Tsoli is, we’re told, “interested in… contributing her knowledge as an artistic and pedagogical tool.” Her work, we learn, “explores the political, poetic and displaced body through actions in the public space, photography, video, sound, installation and experimental writing.” Further exploration is done “through a visual and mental poetic space.” If the magnitude of her labours is somehow unclear, we’re also informed, Angeliki aims to… challenge the existence of social, economic, cultural, and class-based inequalities. Do bear these things in mind as you thrill to the video embedded below, in which Ms Tsoli unleashes a fearless, selfless and terribly radical “intervention” at a crossing on Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Said intervention, titled Attempting to Reach Equilibrium in Times of Dystopia, is of course crammed with aesthetic value. A particular highlight occurs around 2:30 when a passing police car stops, resulting in a need to explain that what is happening is actually art.

  63. 1735099

    Watching Fatty 5D rationalising his failure.
    So far -“We’ll see” – 15 times, “wonderful relationship”, 8 times and “great leader” 6 times.
    Also North Korea is “big”. – Who knew?
    And Trump is deaf – asking Pompeo to answer questions because he can’t hear them.
    The man is a shower of shit.

  64. Nick

    Mmmyes.
    Except they don’t get charged in the first place.

    I wish I could capture the look on a Lefty colleague’s face when I reminded him about the allegation made against Shorten, along with the complainants’ subsequent claim that she had been silenced.

  65. Nob

    JC
    #2946666, posted on February 28, 2019 at 6:32 pm
    WSJ

    Perhaps 20% of the Italian economy is underground

    Milanese will tell you it’s a lot more than that . Lower in the North but it increases by 10% for every 100km South you go.

  66. Nick

    Watching Fatty 5D rationalising his failure.

    How many times did Obama meet with Kim? Oh hang on…

  67. egg_

    Harken Now = Trollius Faecus

    FUCK OFF IDIOT

    Go see your psychiatrist and tell him the meds he gave you aren’t working.

    He’ll have to double the dosage of Plibbers’/Butler’s horse tranquilisers.

  68. JC

    Milanese will tell you it’s a lot more than that . Lower in the North but it increases by 10% for every 100km South you go.

    Milanese? You mean those Germans in the north? 🙂

  69. Old School Conservative

    Summit ends with Trump saying “Sometimes you just have to walk away”

  70. egg_

    Watching Fatty 5D rationalising his failure.

    When was the last rocket launch?
    NumbNutz is as reliable as a NorK watch.

  71. C.L.

    Throughout the [Michael Jackson] film, everyone involved marvels at his or her own acquiescence to the acts of a monster. No one heard any alarm bells going off. No one saw any red flags.

    Bullshit.

  72. 1735099

    Seven point summary of Trump’s press conference-
    1. Kim is nice.
    2. Korea is big.
    3. Kim is nice.
    4. Every other President didn’t fix the problem.
    5. Kim is nice.
    6. I didn’t either, but hey – it made for great media.
    7. Kim is nice.

  73. Mother Lode

    Climate Harkel

    Do you think Pell is guilty of the crime. Yes or no?

    I suspect he really doesn’t care.

    He cares only that people here at the Cat don’t believe him guilty.

    If everyone here railed against the Cardinal he would be fussing about here in Pell’s defence.

    The whole universe for Farks exists only to scratch what is for him the unscratchable itch.

    Tomorrow morning he will see that all too familiar deformed twisted creature in the mirror and need to sully the image of someone unsullied again: In love with the cripple he imagines from the MSM, infuriated by his solitude.

    And lack of access to gerbils.

  74. 1735099
    #2946554, posted on February 28, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    What’s your BMI?

    23

    Hey, it’s the same as your IQ. What are the odds.

    I love playing the Straight Man – there’s nearly always someone on the Cat who picks it up…

  75. C.L.

    By the time the appeal has succeeded, wonder if PM Shorten will restore Pell’s AO?

    As I pointed out yesterday, the AO of multiple child r-apist and ALP icon Bob Collins remains.

  76. egg_

    Ms Tsoli unleashes a fearless, selfless and terribly radical “intervention” at a crossing on Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

    Explosive diarrhoea?

  77. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2946585, posted on February 28, 2019 at 5:21 pm
    First off, he’s not a Melbourne cleric.

    Picky – picky.

    So says the pretend pedant who corrects others’grammar, and doesn’t know the difference between a vagina and a vulva!

  78. Mak Siccar

    Do not be goaded!!

    Scroll the numbers troll!!!

  79. Tailgunner

    I’ll be with you Stimpson, on the Walk of the Damned.
    We’ll finally get to meet!
    🙂

  80. zyconoclast

    ‘Time is not on our side’: Big Oil is bracing for future after petrol

    Saudi Arabia is bowing to the inevitable. Aramco, the state-owned oil giant, is launching radical plans to switch its oil output from cars to petrochemical use over the next decade, implicitly accepting that the curtain is coming down on the era of petrol and diesel.

    Amin Nasser, head of the giant state producer, said the global oil industry “faces a crisis of perception” and is failing to convince the opinion elites – or rising millennials – it has any place in a world imperilled by climate change.

    “Time is not on our side,” he told the annual IP Week gathering of oil and gas chiefs in London. “Our stakeholders are clearly tuning out. There is a worrying and growing belief among policymakers and regulators, investment houses, and NGOs, that we are an industry with little or no future.”

    Mr Nasser said the ferocity of the backlash against Big Oil last month in Davos – where Sir David Attenborough was the superstar – came as a shocking revelation.

    “One senior financial figure I spoke to confidently predicted the end of our industry in about five years!” he said. “Another speculated that most vehicles on the road would be electric in five to 10 years.”

    Mr Nasser dismissed such views as preposterous, arguing that cars make up just a fifth of the 100 million barrels a day (b/d) of oil consumed each year. The rest goes to planes, ships, trucks and petrochemicals, “for which there is no alternative yet”.

    ‘Future-proofing’ the kingdom
    But he acknowledged the political reality that these opinions are “sincerely held” and reflect the prevailing zeitgeist since catastrophic warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last year.

    Saudi Aramco is moving to “future-proof” the kingdom at breakneck speed. The company will switch 2 million to 3 million barrels a day to petrochemical production over the next 10 years, and potentially 7 million barrels a day over two decades. “We’re going to be global leaders,” he said.

    This is a staggering amount. Saudi Arabia’s entire oil exports in January were 7.2 million barrels a day. In October Aramco and Total agreed on a massive ethane project in Jubail to make polymers for China and Asian markets.

    Mr Nasser said the kingdom is also launching a $US150 billion ($210 billion) dash for natural gas, the bridging fuel endorsed by the IPPC to displace dirtier coal.

    Production is to reach 23 billion cubic feet per day within a decade, equal to 60 per cent of today’s global market for liquefied natural gas.

    “We have a lot of gas coming,” he said.

    ‘Stormy and uncharted waters’
    Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, said the oil industry faces a blizzard of hostile myths and is “heading into stormy and uncharted waters” as climate targets tighten.

    Mr Dudley said the policy elites are in denial over how hard it will be to decarbonise the world economy and public opinion is looking for easy scapegoats.

    The task is forbidding. For every thousand Americans, there are 900 cars. The current figure is closer to 150 for China and 25 for India and these nations want their bite of the cherry.

    Under BP’s greenish “evolving technologies” scenario energy use will rise a third by 2040. “It’s like adding a whole new China and US to the world’s energy system,” said Mr Dudley.

    This is the case even assuming that wind, solar and renewables achieve the fastest penetration of any energy source in history.

    Mr Dudley said this would at best lead to a 7 per cent rise in CO2 emissions when we need to cut drastically to have any hope of achieving a two degree world, let alone 1.5 per cent now deemed the maximum safe ceiling by the IPPC.

    Zero net emissions? Not for decades
    BP says achieving the 45 per cent cut in emissions to meet the Paris agreement requires the near total decarbonisation of the world’s power grids, mass use of carbon capture and storage (CCS), and a switch to hydrogen for heating and long-distance transport.

    Andy Brown, Shell’s upstream director, said zero net emissions are technologically and economically possible by 2070 but to get anywhere near this oil demand must first peak as soon as the mid-2020s. That is six years away and far sooner than anybody sitting anxiously at IP Week dares to contemplate. Electric power would have to jump fivefold.

    Wind and solar would have to increase by 50 times. It would require 10,000 CCS projects able to sequester six gigatons of carbon each year, accompanied by sweeping reforestation. “All this has to happen,” said Mr Brown.

    In Shell’s “Sky Scenario” solar panels become the backbone of the world energy system and cover land equal to the territory of Spain. Industry and long-haul aircraft would have to switch to hydrogen. Coal’s share of the energy mix would have to fall to 6 per cent from a quarter today.

    What is clear is that the world is not going to tolerate anything close to business as usual.

    “We have to clean up our backyard,” said Mr Brown.

    The Opec cartel is under less immediate pressure to adapt than private companies. It does not have to answer to shareholders or to the fossil disinvestment movement. It can happily insist that oil demand will ratchet up to fresh peaks of 112 million barrels a day by 2040.

    This is based on the shaky premise that there is no other viable fuel for trucks, ships, and aircraft, and no political pushback against single-use plastic and chemical fertilisers.

    ‘Total failure of imagination’
    “It is a total failure of imagination by incumbents; of course you can switch to electric trucks,” said Kingsmill Bond from Carbon Tracker.

    “It is already happening with vans. Amazon has just announced that it is converting its delivery fleet and will halve its carbon footprint by 2030.

    “The cost of batteries has dropped to $US126 per kilowatt-hour in China (it was $US1,000 in 2008) and Chinese EV sales have just crossed the threshold of 5 per cent.

    “When this happens you get into a virtuous circle of acceptance and falling prices, and from then on the market penetration for new technologies is typically 80 per cent within 15 years.

    “We think we passed the point of peak petrol and diesel sales worldwide in 2018. This year will be lower.”

    The Saudis seem to swing back and forth: at times denouncing fossil criticism as ill-informed hysteria, and at other times conceding epic disruption is barrelling down upon them.

    Aramco’s Mr Nasser captured both almost in the same breath, at one moment denouncing the “pressure and hype” of the climate fraternity, while the next vowing to “further lighten the carbon footprint of our fuel products, and do so fast”.

    He cited cutting-edge Aramco technology that will “capture the carbon, turn it into valuable products, and in the process move oil towards near-zero carbon emissions”.

    What speaks loudest is the company’s urgent move to reinvent itself as the supplier-in-chief of Asia’s petrochemical needs.

    It does not mean peak oil but it certainly smacks of peak petrol.

  81. Arky

    It is wonderful to have a US president who makes peace negotiations his number one priority.
    But who isn’t a Neville Chamberlain type.

  82. egg_

    In the great Circle of Karma, the climate change denying Cardinal may succeed on appeal, and if he does, announce on the prison steps that he had time to get some information on climate change and redeem himself by announcing he was wrong and is embarrassed by his earlier advocacy of Plimer wrongology.

    How much do those drugs cost?

  83. Arky

    The US president makes love, not war.
    Peace.
    Fuck all you uncool militarist pigs.

  84. Armadillo

    SMH: This is an edited excerpt of the 42-minute recorded interview:

    9 minutes worth.

  85. Geriatric Mayfly

    Live Flight Tracker shows a gridlock over the Arabian Sea and up the Gulf, as Pakistan is now considered off-limits. A further squeeze ahead too, as Ukraine is still a bit on the nose.

  86. Armadillo

    Summit ends with Trump saying “Sometimes you just have to walk away”

    True.

  87. Tom

    Watching Fatty 5D rationalising his failure.

    Like Reagan in his dealings with Gorbachev, Trump is sure to be listening carefully to ignorant communist peons from Toowoombah about the best strategy to bring the Stalinist peasant kingdom of Dumbfuckistan to heel.

    Numbers, you really are one of the stupidest people ever born. Watch carefully. You’re about to be educated.

  88. Dr Fred Lenin

    I just got a message from an old mate ,
    “I opened two great gifts this morning when I woke ,my eyes , thank uou god “ .
    With my eye condition truer words were never spoken , you dont know how good it is untill its gone . Very much like free speech , freedom ,and of course cheap electricity and a safe non terrorist environment to live in .

  89. Tailgunner

    You can’t begrudge the Cats some sport, Mak!
    It’s in our nature to destroy the #collaborators.
    Not many are stupid enough to have a go.
    The lurkers see the results.
    Sinc -how many lurkers on average you reckon?

  90. calli

    So. No end to North Korea’s Cheerful Squalor™ just yet.

  91. Armadillo

    as Pakistan is now considered off-limits

    You only need to read any of the “Letters to the Editor” of any Paki newspaper to realise that.

    The fuckers are crazy. Not in a leftie SMH sort of way. I mean full on nutters.

  92. Cassie of Sydney

    “and doesn’t know the difference between a vagina and a vulva!”

    I’m beginning to feel sorry for Mrs Numbers….she can’t ever have had a satisfactory marriage with a man like that.

  93. egg_

    Bizarre graphics of Michael Rowland on Aunty’s evening News live from the Vietnam Trump-Kim Summit – looks even more shoulderless.

  94. Tailgunner

    It is wonderful to have a US president who makes peace negotiations his number one priority.
    But who isn’t a Neville Chamberlain type.

    Well said, Arks.
    But, literally Hitler. The Hitler of Peace?
    Up really is down…
    We’re past the tipping point.
    The Police State is already here.
    Comrades.

  95. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sounds like a nice time for Pompeo to announce some more sanctions.
    Thumbscrews don’t turn themselves.

  96. calli

    Thanks for that, Dr Fred. The Beloved is looking down they barrel at an eye op later this year. I read your post to him and now he’s got a big smile on his face.

  97. zyconoclast

    Geologists pinpoint exact origin of Stonehenge rocks

    Researchers have known that the monument, which was built around 5,000 years ago, came from Preseli Hills in west Wales, but have now identified two quarries where “bluestones” were excavated around 3000 B.C.

    The team discovered tools and evidence of quarrying techniques at the Carn Goedog and Craig Rhos-y-fellin quarries, including several wedge-shaped tools that are believed to have been used for opening up the joints between naturally formed pillars so that they could be removed.

    This evidence proves that the stones were moved by humans approximately 143 miles to the Stonehenge location.

    “It finally puts to rest long-standing arguments over whether the bluestones were moved by human agency or by glacial action,” University of Southampton Archeology Professor Joshua Pollard told CNN.

  98. calli

    the

    Before the Correct-o-Bot sees it.

  99. Tel

    Clinton and Bush had the clever strategy of getting shaken down and allowing the USA to pay protection money to North Korea.

    Obama tried various strategies while watching a bunch of missile launches, and underground tests that were supposedly nuclear. Some sanctions were imposed which were easily bypassed thanks to the ever helpful Chinese.

    Trump has at least got the little guy talking, and making some connection with the outside world. Incremental improvement.

  100. Arky

    Trump is like Monkey from A Journey West.
    A powerful, mischievous prankster who upsets all the right people.

  101. Infidel Tiger

    Let’s say you were a high ranking member of the Church,
    how exactly would you purge the Church and the Vatican of homosexuals, deviants, and criminals?

    I’d leave a Petshop Boys album laying around as bait.

  102. Infidel Tiger

    Gordon G. Chang

    @GordonGChang
    30m30 minutes ago
    More
    #Trump, by walking away from a bad nuke deal with #KimJongUn, will freak out #XiJinping. Xi was counting on Trump signing a trade agreement Beijing had no intention of honoring.

  103. Infidel Tiger

    As a commenter at that Tweet says:

    Sanctions still on Pyongyang
    Tariffs still on Beijing.

    Bad day for the Slopes.

  104. Nick

    I’d leave a Petshop Boys album laying around as bait.

    Pell is the most normal one of the lot!
    I heard of him denying a position to a bloke he called a faggot.

  105. egg_

    Will Ita bring Manspreading to Aunty?

  106. zyconoclast

    ‘I was nothing but a toy to play with’: Victim of Bradford s3x abuse gang who plied her with drink and [email protected] her when she was 14 speaks out as they are jailed for more than 130 years

    The group of nine men were jailed this afternoon at Bradford Crown Court with the Judge Durham Hall saying the girls were ‘sexually abused following grooming’ and ‘violence’.

    Mohammed Usman was found guilty of two counts of [email protected], has been jailed for 17 years
    Zeeshan Ali was jailed for 18 months for s3xual assault and Saeed Akhtar was jailed for 20 years
    Basharat Khaliq was found guilty of five counts of [email protected] and one count of assault by penetration.
    Naveed Akhtar was found guilty of two counts of [email protected] and not guilty of a third allegation of [email protected] Yazar Majid was found not guilty of one count of [email protected] by a majority verdict
    Parvaze Ahmed , known as Pav, was found guilty of three charges of [email protected]

  107. areff

    Another hot day blackout. Great to live in a Third World country.

  108. zyconoclast

    Why White [US] School Districts Have So Much More Money

    As Rebecca Sibilia, founder and CEO of EdBuild, explains, a school district’s resources often come down to how wealthy an area is and how much residents pay in taxes.

  109. Armadillo

    Trump realises a couple of things.

    It’s important to be able to threaten people with force (hence the military), and carry out that threat.

    More importantly, is that the people who he is dealing with don’t particularly give a fuck about their people being obliterated. They regularly do it themselves.

    They only care about the money. It’s all that matters. Nothing else.

  110. Infidel Tiger

    Another hot day blackout. Great to live in a Third World country.

    We’ll be emigrating to India within a generation.

  111. egg_

    the people who he is dealing with don’t particularly give a fuck about their people being obliterated. They regularly do it themselves.

    Cheerful squalor.

  112. Armadillo

    Same is true on a domestic level (Clinton Crime Foundation) or the Mexican Drug Cartels.

    Cut off the money, cut off the head of the viper. The military is useful, but only to a point.

  113. Armadillo

    Every politician and drug dealer lives behind a wall. They simply don’t give a fuck, right up until the point they can’t afford to pay for their own protection.

  114. Atoms for Peace

    Are jurors allowed to address the bench and ask to see the complainant in court?

  115. Atoms for Peace

    Where were the blackouts today? I’m guessing SA and VIC. Sucks when it doesn’t blow down there.

  116. Armadillo

    Are jurors allowed to address the bench and ask to see the complainant in court?

    They can certainly send a message to the judge. I’m not sure about the second bit. I’d doubt it.

  117. Leigh Lowe

    zyconoclast

    #2946723, posted on February 28, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Here are 50 campus hate-crime hoaxes The College Fix has covered since 2012

    And therein lies the problem.
    As soon as swivel-eyed loons and bunny-boilers see that there is zero consequence for inventing assault and abuse claims (even if they are spectacularly proven to be a lie), the numbers of claims escalate and we end up with hundreds of men being imprisoned because … “victim must be believed”.

  118. Shy Ted

    Ladysoccer on SBS Viceland. You can tell they’re ladies cos some of them have long hair.

  119. Leigh Lowe

    Are jurors allowed to address the bench and ask to see the complainant in court?

    During deliberations jurors can ask for evidence to be read back and exhibits to be produced, and can ask the judge to clarify points of law.
    Apart from that they can request brown or white bread on their sandwiches and that is about it.

  120. zyconoclast

    Ladysoccer on SBS Viceland. You can tell they’re ladies cos some of them have long hair.

    On SBS Viceland it could be ladyboy soccer.

  121. Armadillo

    As soon as swivel-eyed loons and bunny-boilers see that there is zero consequence for inventing assault and abuse claims (even if they are spectacularly proven to be a lie), the numbers of claims escalate and we end up with hundreds of men being imprisoned because … “victim must be believed”.

    I was actually on a jury where exactly that happened. Turned out that the complainant was known as “The Compo Queeen”. It was a “full time” job for her making accusations against others. Insurance, rape, slipping on the pavement.

    Despite the overwhelming evidence, there was a dear old lady on the jury who kept saying “But what if she’s telling the truth, I can’t let a rapist go free. What if he does it again”?

  122. John Constantine

    Bolts admits to himself that he exists only to be hated.

    Following upon this comes the realisation that his legacy for his family is that the family will be hate targets until Bolt himself dies.

    Comrades.

  123. John Constantine

    Their Alex turnbullites on sky soon.

    That is something my eyes ain’t gonna do.

  124. Armadillo

    and can ask the judge to clarify points of law.

    And other stuff. The “complainant” was sitting in the Courthouse with a friend I hadn’t seen for years. Turns out she had gotten a job as the head of the local Women’s Refuge. Duties included accompanying the slag in question to court appearances.

    I was hoping to get the hell out of there as quickly as possible. Jury duty sucks.

  125. Armadillo

    The Judge brought us back in and explained I couldn’t get out of it. The bastard.

  126. Nick

    FWIW, a mate who is a friend of George’s said one of the jury was an outspoken Protestant minister. May not mean much.

  127. Zatara

    Relaxing a bit.

    Just did a bit of searching and recalled that I made my first carrier landing a heap of years ago today with ‘Brandy‘ playing on the ADF radio from some station ashore.

    Got in a dogfight on the way back to the beach with Zeppelin ‘Over the hills and Far Away‘ playing. I bagged two of the bad guys and life seriously didn’t suck.

    Then I got a mortgage.

  128. cohenite

    zyconoclast

    #2946703, posted on February 28, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    ‘Time is not on our side’: Big Oil is bracing for future after petrol

    Not one fossil company has taken on the alarmist loons; they have all capitulated and been too smart by half. Trump is the only politician in the world who knows that with the loons of the left reason and compromise is useless, you must always escalate. The fossils should have taken on the alarmists with their pissant science.

    Speaking of left loons I see the vile numbers is crowing about Trump failing with the midget. Trump has had to negotiate with the norks in the context of the chinks who he is driving crazy: he is so positive and friendly while prepared to belt their slant eyes round at the drop of a chop stick. He has been masterful having this meeting in Vietnam so both the norks and chinks can see the advantages of having Trump on board. Tards like numbers just don’t get it.

  129. Dr Faustus

    Bad day for the Slopes.

    Not entirely.
    They at least get to see that the Orange Man is quite happy to walk away from an unsatisfactory situation – despite the perceived pressure from the screaming freakshow back home.

    Clarity is a good thing.

  130. zyconoclast

    Lake Erie first lake to be granted same rights as a human

    Voters in Toledo, Ohio, have become the first in the nation to grant a lake the same rights as a human being.

    The Lake Erie Bill of Rights passed a special election vote Tuesday, giving the fourth largest of the Great Lakes “the right to exist, flourish and naturally evolve.”

    The new law gives citizens of Toledo the right to sue any other person, farm or corporation violating the lake’s rights — such as a company, farm or government municipality that is polluting the lake.

  131. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Judge brought us back in and explained I couldn’t get out of it. The bastard.

    Wear your best suit, and beg, borrow or steal a regimental tie, and an R.S.L. badge. Defence lawyers don’t like ex – servicemen on juries – they tend to believe the accused must be guilty, or he wouldn’t have been arrested, in the first place.

  132. Armadillo

    Following upon this comes the realisation that his legacy for his family is that the family will be hate targets until Bolt himself dies.

    Pussy. If he’s not prepared to fight, he shouldn’t have gotten into it in the first place.

    He seems intelligent enough. I’d bet he didn’t mind taking the money either. No point sooking about it now.

  133. Nick

    Pussy. If he’s not prepared to fight, he shouldn’t have gotten into it in the first place.
    He seems intelligent enough. I’d bet he didn’t mind taking the money either. No point sooking about it now.

    Bullshit. Talk to Sally, his wife. She’s concerned. What has she done to deserve anything ?

  134. zyconoclast

    Just did a bit of searching and recalled that I made my first carrier landing a heap of years ago today with ‘Brandy‘ playing on the ADF radio from some station ashore.

    I thought you meant this Brandy

  135. Armadillo

    they tend to believe the accused must be guilty, or he wouldn’t have been arrested, in the first place.

    Therein lies the problem. The complainent is the one to be believed, no matter how ridiculous. The “noose dude” in America is a prime example.

    Hopefully the Police start prosecuting more idiots like that, and the message will get through.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Not this “Brandy?”

  137. Zatara

    I thought you meant this Brandy

    Well then you are a fucking idiot as I provided a link to the one I meant.

  138. Roger

    ABC TV News sympathetic to North Korea (Zoe: “Kim wondering why Trump walked?”).

    Segues from the summit failure to Cohen & then Mueller.

    Your tax dollars at work, comrades.

  139. Armadillo

    Some people must go through absolute hell because some insane dixkhead decides they want to either destroy you, or make a few bucks. Divorce courts are a prime example.

    Disclaimer: I’ve never been divorced, but I’ve seen the results. Terrible stuff.

  140. Leo G

    Wear your best suit, and beg, borrow or steal a regimental tie, and an R.S.L. badge.

    Don’t forget to carry a copy of the Financial Review.

  141. Leigh Lowe

    Wear your best suit, and beg, borrow or steal a regimental tie, and an R.S.L. badge.

    Are you sure?
    My best suit is an O’Neill wetsuit, so …

  142. Zatara

    My best suit is an O’Neill wetsuit, so …

    Bowtie mate, it overcomes all.

  143. Dr Fred Lenin

    Calli glad to help ,I have macular degeneration ,one eye damaged internally y the other treated by direct injection into eyeball every four months or so ,cant cure it but stop its progress . Had both cataracts done last year the damaged eye hardly changed but the other was an “astonishing success the surgeon said . I am an artist ,and work a lot ,at 81 years old I dont have forever but must get my thoughts down on canvas . Tell your husband to get some hobby to use his eyes on he will appreciate how valueable sight is ,and keep a cheerfull attitude ,I never consider myself old ,”late middle aged “I term myself,if you act old you feel old ,dont overreach but think young it helps .

  144. Leigh Lowe

    My best suit is an O’Neill wetsuit, so …
    Bowtie mate, it overcomes all.

    It’s full length so should be OK.
    A shorty wetsuit would be totally disrespectful in court.

  145. areff

    Atoms: power’s back on now in my part of the world, western suburbs of melb.

  146. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    A shorty wetsuit would be totally disrespectful in court.

    Story goes, in Darwin, counsel for the defence advised the defendant to wear a suit to Court. He did – with thongs.

  147. Roger

    Another hot day blackout. Great to live in a Third World country.

    We’ll be emigrating to India within a generation.

    Goa has much to recommend it.

  148. Armadillo

    Bullshit. Talk to Sally, his wife. She’s concerned. What has she done to deserve anything ?

    Of course, no one deserves that shit (including Bolt). However, you would have to be naive not to consider how insane the left are.

    He has a run a blog for years. He sees the comments. So does Sally.

  149. Bruce of Newcastle

    ABC TV News sympathetic to North Korea

    Excellent! We can relocate them from Ultimo to Pyongyang and they’ll welcome the move.
    That shoutly lady on Nork television can replace Emma Alberscreechy.

  150. Elle

    Pussy. If he’s not prepared to fight, he shouldn’t have gotten into it in the first place.

    I think Bolt is one of the most tenacious conservatives in the press. And one of the most criticized. Not many have been prepared to put themselves out there as he has … which has attracted abuse and threats to his family.

    Bullshit. Talk to Sally, his wife. She’s concerned. What has she done to deserve anything ?

    Sally has always been a solid support for her husband. She has also been an honest critic and adviser. He mentions her often in his nightly gig on 2GB.

    I have been a “fan” of Bolt for a long time.

  151. Ivan Denisovich

    He cares only that people here at the Cat don’t believe him guilty.

    Vatican also unconvinced, it seems:

    Like virtually everyone in Catholic circles, the Vatican has known since December about Cardinal George Pell’s conviction in his native Australia for alleged sexual offenses against two minor boys in 1996. As a result, Rome was not at all caught off guard when news of the conviction made the rounds Tuesday, after a gag order was lifted.

    The statement read aloud to reporters Tuesday by Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti was not, therefore, cobbled together under tight deadline pressure. On the contrary, officials had three months to ponder what they wanted to say when the moment came.

    That truth makes it all the more striking how little the statement actually said – no word about any Church trial of Pell, nothing about taking away his cardinal’s red hat or expelling him from the Catholic priesthood, all of which happened to Theodore McCarrick of the United States in what, in Church terms, was the mere blink of an eye.

    How does one explain the difference? It’s actually fairly simple: Early on, senior officials were convinced of McCarrick’s guilt. With Pell, they still aren’t.

    Over the last couple of days, Crux has spoken with some of the Catholic Church’s leading reformers on clerical sexual abuse, inside the Vatican and out. To be clear, these are not people automatically inclined to give accused clergy the benefit of the doubt, and several are figures who actually dislike some of Pell’s political and theological stances as well as what’s often see as his fairly bruising personality.

    Nonetheless, they’ve expressed skepticism that Pell is actually guilty of the crimes with which he was charged and convicted.

    The irony is that the people in the Vatican most inclined to welcome Pell’s conviction aren’t really reformers on sexual abuse, but those lukewarm about house-cleaning on the financial front who resented Pell’s challenge to the status quo during his brief tenure as the Vatican’s financial czar……………………………………..

    https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2019/02/27/vatican-contrast-on-pell-mccarrick-driven-by-doubt-about-guilt/

  152. Roger

    Excellent! We can relocate them from Ultimo to Pyongyang

    Alas, the ABC collective is too far left for NK.

  153. Elle

    Atoms: power’s back on now in my part of the world, western suburbs of melb.

    I hope you could see enough to feed your feline.

  154. Mater

    We’ll be emigrating to India within a generation.

    If it’s not radioactive.

  155. Cassie of Sydney

    Wonder what Turdbull Jnr is going to say on Paul Murray’s show tonight? Why is Murray giving him any credibility? After his tweet today, Turdbull Jnr should be persona non grata. I bet Murray, the penultimate lightweight, puts on his kid gloves and gently performs fellatio on Turdbull Jnr.

  156. Leigh Lowe

    Some people must go through absolute hell because some insane dixkhead decides they want to either destroy you, or make a few bucks. Divorce courts are a prime example.

    Yes, I meant to say that above.
    Family Court is where the consequence-free accusation had it’s genesis in this country.
    Appalling character assassinations to win custody battles and support payments, including spousal abuse and child abuse.
    Devastating stuff, but no-one goes to jail on that basis alone.
    In the USA it migrated to University campuses where anyone with a grudge could get a young man – yes, they are invariably men, and white – thrown off campus.
    Again, massive consequences for the accused, but generally no jail time.
    We have now graduated to a situation where criminal sanctions are applied on the basis of one person’s uncorroborated and improbable “evidence”.

    Hence my little hypothetical to the Arch-Retard last night about one of his window-lickers advancing a 20 year old accusation against him … uncorroborated and improbable.

  157. Elle

    *fan shouldn’t be in inverted commas.

  158. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Yes, I meant to say that above.
    Family Court is where the consequence-free accusation had it’s genesis in this country.
    Appalling character assassinations to win custody battles and support payments, including spousal abuse and child abuse.

    That situation will continue was long as the Family Law Court doesn’t impose any penalty for perjury, and doesn’t enforce it’s own judgements.

  159. Leigh Lowe

    Bullshit. Talk to Sally, his wife. She’s concerned. What has she done to deserve anything ?

    I still think he should have accepted Murdoch’s offer to appeal his case, though.
    I think he was punch-drunk from the original trial, but it was a tactical mistake not to appeal.
    It wouldn’t have been like the original trial (Blot need not even attend) and it would be too dry and legalistic for the kiddie journos to grasp.
    A good silk would have ripped Mordy’s decision to shreds, but the failure to appeal emboldened the SJWs even more.

  160. cohenite

    all accept climate science because it’s true.

    No slime ball, the fossils do it for 2 reasons: firstly hoping the loons will eat them last and secondly to mop up the huge subsidies given out by witless, gutless non-Trump pollies.

    There’s something about you which is sickening.

  161. DrBeauGan

    The Judge brought us back in and explained I couldn’t get out of it. The bastard.

    Serves you right for welshing on the soul deal.

    I expected you would, being a bookie and bad-mouthing Arky all the time.

  162. DrBeauGan

    cohenite
    #2946796, posted on February 28, 2019 at 8:48 pm
    all accept climate science because it’s true.

    No slime ball, the fossils do it for 2 reasons: firstly hoping the loons will eat them last and secondly to mop up the huge subsidies given out by witless, gutless non-Trump pollies.

    There’s something about you which is sickening.

    For someone as thick as Harken, thinking for oneself is a recipe for disaster. Joining the borg and having his thinking done for him is probably his best policy. Coming here and spouting his inanities is his way of showing his devotion to the borg.

    Yes, it is sickening.

  163. egg_

    Not this “Brandy?”

    My personal fave, but all fine songs from the era.

  164. egg_

    For someone as thick as Harken, thinking for oneself is a recipe for disaster. Joining the borg and having his thinking done for him is probably his best policy. Coming here and spouting his inanities is his way of showing his devotion to the borg.

    Explains those who drink the Green Kool Aid to a tee – tribal herd animals.

  165. Armadillo

    I expected you would, being a bookie and bad-mouthing Arky all the time.

    “Goading Arky” is a more accurate term. He gives as good as he takes.

    Let’s not make him out to be some innocent victim here.

  166. Armadillo

    Doc’s upset because I off loaded his soul to a lunatic.

    What the hell did he think I was going to do?

  167. Armadillo

    I wasn’t going to keep the fucking thing. It’s like a hot potato.

  168. JC

    Cronkite is right this one time, Climate Harkel. You’re both a sickening and very sick bastard. You’re fucking obsessed with this gerbiling.

  169. Armadillo

    Even JC wouldn’t buy your soul, Doc. He knows a bad deal when he sees it.

  170. Armadillo

    I begged him to take it for $1. Grigs seemed happy enough to take possession.

  171. Boambee John

    Dr BG at 2058

    For someone as thick as Harken, thinking for oneself is a recipe for disaster. Joining the borg and having his thinking done for him is probably his best policy

    Once had a very unsatisfactory discussion, followed by an exchange of emails, with a Liars MHR, previously a Senator, on the subject of parliamentary representatives thinking for themselves and listening to their constituents. Crudely summarised, his final position on the subject was “If I had wanted to make up my own mind, I would not have joined Labor”.

    I wonder did he become an angel in retirement?

  172. DrBeauGan

    Armadillo
    #2946803, posted on February 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm
    I wasn’t going to keep the fucking thing. It’s like a hot potato.

    I guess you and I agree it was dumb of you to offer money for it. And I guess discovering you were a mug wasn’t going to see you honouring your obligations.

    This does not show you in a good light, ‘Dillo. Neither your intelligence nor your morals pass inspection.

  173. Armadillo

    nor your morals pass inspection.

    I’m a bookmaker. What did you expect?

  174. Roger

    I wonder did he become an angel in retirement?

    Not possible, having sold his soul to the devil.

  175. JC

    Arma

    At the right price, I’d buy anything – even Venezuelan currency. I think Doc has a nice soul. I’d certainly speak up for him at the pearly gate and drag him in. There, he could do math puzzles all day and I’d trade stocks and currencies with a never ending supply of cashola.

  176. None

    Paul Murray, Ray Hadley, Turdball junior. Who are the other dick swinging micro penises? Jon Faine and David Marr are known eunuchs.

    You know I’ve been reading the Catholic press on and off for years and for left wing Pell hating outfits like Eureka Street and Crux to come out questioning the Pell verdict just tells you how bad it is.

  177. Leigh Lowe

    I think Doc has a nice soul. I’d certainly speak up for him at the pearly gate …

    Yuuuge assumption.

  178. Arky

    I expected you would, being a bookie and bad-mouthing Arky all the time.

    ..
    I will not be defended by someone who cannot even hang on to their soul.
    It’s pretty easy: don’t go Ted Bundy and don’t make deals with strange Satanic types.

  179. cohenite

    I wonder how long they’d lock me up for thumping Nicholas reece.

  180. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2946816, posted on February 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    These animals do realise this case is subject to appeal?

    Teachable moment #2.
    Mummy and Daddy said something about the bad Church man that the policeman said we shouldn’t of said.
    Now the policeman says we must give the bad man a lot of money, so we will have to sell our house and live in the Prius.
    But our carbon footprint will be better which is great.

  181. JC

    Dunno it’s it’s true because I have no idea about Canada and have no aspirations to do so. Drudge is channeling a paper, which reckons Trudeau is fucked. But it’s sounds so boring I can’t be bothered researching it. There’s a turban wearing dude who’s supposedly a threat to him over some scandal. We can only hope this moron is done.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1093217/justin-trudeau-Jody-Wilson-Raybould-snc-lavalin-scandal-jagmeet-singh-canada-politics

  182. Armadillo

    I’d certainly speak up for him at the pearly gate and drag him in

    Pffttt…he has no soul. He sold it. It’s like trying to get into a pub without ID.

  183. JC

    cohenite
    #2946818, posted on February 28, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    I wonder how long they’d lock me up for thumping Nicholas reece.

    You’ve always sounded like the toughest guy in the room, Cronkers.

  184. Arky

    shouldn’t of said.

    ..
    have said.
    /Tugg Speedman.

  185. Eyrie

    The Criminal Justice system. It’s right there in the name folks.
    I completely lost faith in it 25 years ago when on the periphery of a criminal trial. Got out of jury duty 3 times since. No way I want to participate in this farce. Now optional for me, fortunately.

  186. Armadillo

    Saint Peter won’t let him in. The modern day Dr Einstein should have thought this through.

  187. Elle

    Paul Murray, Ray Hadley, Turdball junior. Who are the other dick swinging micro penises? Jon Faine and David Marr are known eunuchs.

    None,
    2GB’s Ben Fordham interviewed Abbott yesterday and was highly critical of Abbott’s support of Pell.
    I have enjoyed Fordham’s criticism of the left.
    Not his latest critique.

    By the way. Love your dick swinging micro penise comment.
    Gold! 👍

  188. Nick

    These animals do realise this case is subject to appeal?:

    The Canute who was heckling him on the two days he was at court needs a backhander.

  189. JC

    Staunch Trump supporter speaks up.

    Giovanni Gambino, an heir to the Gambino crime family predicted Trump’s former lawyer-turned-rat will get “whacked” in prison because ‘inmates hate rats.’

  190. Armadillo

    It’s up to Grigs and Doc to sort it out. Again, not my problem. The soul has been sold.

    I’m washing my hands of it.

  191. None

    You gotta remember there’s always the money side of the Pell case, not just the financiers in the Vatican who want to see the end of him because he was exposing their corruption but also the corrupt people here who think they can strip the church of its assets. Once again the so-called liberal government of New South Wales moved at the end of December to get rid of the Ellis defence and can force somebody who is not guilty of a crime to actually pay for it. I wonder if we can now use the New South Wales law to sue politicians and get members of their family to cough up. https://www.google.com/amp/amp.abc.net.au/article/10675890
    You know other victims who get raped or assaulted don’t get a single cent of compensation from anyone.

  192. DrBeauGan

    I’m a bookmaker. What did you expect?

    I did expect it. But I’m enjoying reproaching you for your evil ways. I don’t get many chances to moralise.

  193. Tintarella di Luna

    Not for one moment, do I believe Cardinal Pell committed those sins/crimes. I had a rather heated discussion this evening with a family member who said Cardinal Pell was aloof and arrogant. I went ballistic – “what was he supposed to do? – jump on a Mardi Gras float? He was the Archbishop of Sydney, the Bishop of Melbourne, the Cardinal of Australia the highest ranking Catholic in the country and you think he was aloof. The man was a seriously senior Catholic priest.”

    I am just appalled at the pitiful and contemptible intellectual and moral ignorance dialled up to eleventh by salivating jackals spruiking the most salacious and malicious calumny against Cardinal Pell, even as an appeal has been lodged. What a disgrace

  194. Leigh Lowe

    which reckons Trudeau is fucked. But it’s sounds so boring I can’t be bothered researching it. There’s a turban wearing dude who’s supposedly a threat to him over some scandal. 

    Turban wearing dude you say?
    Well, Justin has got him covered.

  195. cohenite

    You’ve always sounded like the toughest guy in the room

    Thanks head prefect, I aim to serve and protect; as a tough guy yourself who would you thump.

  196. JC

    I’m a lover not a fighter, Cronkite. Always have been.

  197. None

    We will add Ben Fordham to the micropenis club, Elle. As I said not so long ago at this point in time Pearl will see his so-called friends melt away like f****** snowflakes. He will find the most unlikely supporters but it won’t minimise the hurt and watching many long-standing friends f****** turn to jello. Character will out.

  198. Empire 5:5

    Craig Murray
    @CraigMurrayOrg
    Anybody who believes Julian Assange was able to phone Roger Stone from inside Ecuadorean Embassy with neither GCHQ, NSA, CIA, MI5 or FBI intercepting the call, is severely deluded – combined budget those agencies US $41 billion. Michael Cohen’s testimony is obviously nonsense.
    6:36 PM · Feb 27, 2019 · Twitter Web Client

    https://mobile.twitter.com/CraigMurrayOrg/status/1100660998409736192

  199. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2946817, posted on February 28, 2019 at 9:31 pm
    I expected you would, being a bookie and bad-mouthing Arky all the time.

    ..
    I will not be defended by someone who cannot even hang on to their soul.
    It’s pretty easy: don’t go Ted Bundy and don’t make deals with strange Satanic types.

    Since ‘Dillo never paid the $60, he was in no position to give it away. So I presumably still have it. I certainly never felt it go missing.

  200. None

    Tinta, it’s like all those whiners who carry on about Pell being aloof are people with serious Daddy Issues who are crying because daddy didn’t give them enough attention. These are people – very often lapsed or collapsed Catholics who don’t give a s*** about god, don’t give a s*** about the church, don’t give a s*** about child sex abuse, don’t give a s*** about their own personal morals or their obligation towards their maker but oh my god if a cardinal doesn’t sookie lala with them they go to pieces. Me, I laugh at them with all the contempt they deserve. Don’t try and fight the stupid Tinta, you can’t argue with stupid. Just laugh at them.

  201. Gab

    ho said Cardinal Pell was aloof and arrogant.

    I’ve always found him to be serious, contemplative and humble
    But I guess those who hate can’t see past their hate to see the real man.

  202. Infidel Tiger

    None, why do you use voice activated typing?

    It’s very weird unless you are a quadriplegic or lost your arms in a wood chipper.

  203. None

    Who was it who posted a link to seven periods with Mr what’s his name. Refreshingly hilarious.

  204. Empire 5:5

    We will add Ben Fordham to the micropenis club

    You blew him? Well I’ll be..

  205. Tintarella di Luna

    I

    ’ve always found him to be serious, contemplative and humble
    But I guess those who hate can’t see past their hate to see the real man.

    Yes humble and not a self-absorbed selfie-seeking narcissist – I might divorce those of my family whom I regard as tosspots, thank heavens I have my Sunbather with whom to spend the rest of my life, as I’ve done most of youth.

  206. None

    Infidel I can’t think of anything more boring then sitting behind a computer. And much as I love you all I can’t bring myself to spend hours trying to type correctly on a tiny touch keypad especially when great swathes of skin are slewing of my hands. Scroll on by if my posts are too difficult to read.

  207. JC

    It’s very weird unless you are a quadriplegic or lost your arms in a wood chipper.

    Did you ever see Fargo when Steve Buscemi slowly descended into the wood chipper until his ankles went through? I’ll never forget that spooky scene.

  208. Tintarella di Luna

    Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby – great hilarity, gone the way of the dodo

  209. None

    Everyone who’s met Cardinal Pell has called him warm and personable and definitely a great conversationalist. You have to remember that media outlets like the age have spent 20 years cultivating a particular persona the cardinal Pell.

  210. Arky

    when great swathes of skin are slewing of my hands.

    ..
    Armadillo fondler, eh?

  211. Infidel Tiger

    Infidel I can’t think of anything more boring then sitting behind a computer. And much as I love you all I can’t bring myself to spend hours trying to type correctly on a tiny touch keypad especially when great swathes of skin are slewing of my hands. Scroll on by if my posts are too difficult to read.

    Not at all

    It’s just that I imagine other people in your household or neighbours must think you quite mad unless they know what is going on.

    I have always wondered at the logistics.

    Kudos to you.

  212. None

    And to think that was only made 15 years ago Tinta. They’d jail you for watching it now.

  213. Leigh Lowe

    Everyone who’s met Cardinal Pell has called him warm and personable and definitely a great conversationalist.

    Not entirely true.
    I know of people within the church who can’t stand him.
    But that is beside the point.
    The Criminal justice system should not be a popularity contest.

  214. Elle

    ST,

    This is why I have a fear of flying.

    Don’t mind the take off, if there is absolutely no wind.
    Don’t mind the flight, if there is absolutely no turbulence.
    Hate the landing … no matter what!

    Aargh!

  215. Armadillo

    especially when great swathes of skin are slewing off my hands

    Leprosy?

  216. None

    Infidel I can assure you that somebody who eats their own scabs doesn’t really have much credibility when it comes to calling other people weird.

  217. egg_

    especially when great swathes of skin are slewing off my hands

    Leprosy?

    Foreplay to Grigs?

  218. Elle

    I don’t think the link attached.
    try again

  219. Tintarella di Luna

    Don’t try and fight the stupid Tinta, you can’t argue with stupid. Just laugh at them.

    . Thanks None, I have some relatives who proudly say they only ever listen to the ABC, I laugh and say – gee you must want your news three weeks late then. I haven’t watched/listened to the ABC since 2007, my blood pressure is doing well.

  220. Tintarella di Luna

    And to think that was only made 15 years ago Tinta. They’d jail you for watching it now

    now there would be no template to even imagine such a show.

  221. Leigh Lowe

    Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby – great hilarity, gone the way of the dodo

    The best and most cutting scene in that was when one of the women teachers got pregnant to one of the male teacher …
    Male teacher : “I respect your rights as a woman and, whatever you decide to do, I will fully support your decision as a modern, independent woman”.
    Female teacher : “I want to keep the baby.”
    Male teacher : “Oh? Really? Are you sure?”

  222. bespoke

    None
    #2946847, posted on February 28, 2019 at 9:56 pm
    especially when great swathes of skin are slewing of my hands.

    That sounds terrible.

  223. Old School Conservative

    Bronny fires up on PML – lists the Labor luminaries jailed over sex abuse.
    Should be more of that type of attack.

  224. None

    Agree Leigh. I thought that the abortion storyline in the first series was absolutely cutting and brilliant.

  225. Infidel Tiger

    Infidel I can assure you that somebody who eats their own scabs doesn’t really have much credibility when it comes to calling other people weird.

    This is true.

  226. None

    Good to hear Bronny is dishing it out especially to that micropenis Paul Murray.

  227. hzhousewife

    Bronny is great value on PML, pity she doesn’t get aired more, sometimes she can really put Reece in his place. She knows her Parliamentary procedures and history,and has a good memory. I enjoy her arcing up and enlightening the others!

  228. None

    I have only ever seen it online Tinto but today I also learnt that it once screened on the ABC. Good heavens imagine that ever happening now. Pens out, blue ink. Homosexual. Your economics teacher is a homosexual.

  229. Mark A

    Infidel Tiger

    #2946816, posted on February 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    These animals do realise this case is subject to appeal?

    Would like to know the legal situation, is it OK to slag off the person, after found guilty or after sentencing?

    What are the chances of defamation if an appeal is successful?
    How long should one hold back?
    Sometimes the chance to appeal can take years when new evidence is found.

    I suppose it’s legal now since all the newspapers have lawyers on board and must hav approved the articles.

  230. Leigh Lowe

    I ditched PML mainly due to the screeching parrot, Reece and Murray himself flopping around like a stranded whale on every issue.

  231. max

    ho said Cardinal Pell was aloof and arrogant.

    Yes, this is the bloke I remember. The one who would come out of the cathedral after Sunday services and stand around for half an hour or so chatting to people exiting the service.

  232. None

    Armadillo fondler, eh?

    Please, Arky. I do have standards. I’ll stick to my beloved dinosaur.

  233. Geriatric Mayfly

    These animals do realise this case is subject to appeal?:
    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/teachable-moment-how-to-talk-to-your-children-about-the-pell-case-20190227-p510qf.html

    Well I never. Carr-Gregg and the Lezzo looking one, putting the onus back on parents to guide their little ones through a labyrinth of issues dredged up from the Pell case. In the next breath, both will extol the virtues of Safe Schools as the surrogate parent whose wisdom on matters like abortion, sexual confusion, gender transition, p-e-d-os and emasculation of boys is without peer.

  234. cohenite

    Who was it who posted a link to seven periods with Mr what’s his name. Refreshingly hilarious.

    I did, to cheer you bastards up. There’s a second series as good as the first.

  235. Geriatric Mayfly

    Female teacher : “I want to keep the baby.”
    Male teacher : “Oh? Really? Are you sure?”

    Was that male the oleaginous union parrot?

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