Monday Forum: March 4, 2018

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1,172 Responses to Monday Forum: March 4, 2018

  1. Old Lefty

    Thanks Bruce. The marijuana studies degree was a cracker – a comedian couldn’t make this up. Mind you, there are any more gender and sexuality studies programs in which the students can be one f***wits in every sense of the word.

  2. DrBeauGan

    Just got texted this:

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    I’m too lazy to claim it, but if any of you want to, you can keep £5,000,000 and send me the rest.

  3. Old Lefty

    Thanks Ivan. And we know who the principal solicitor in the OPP is, don’t we?

  4. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #2951177, posted on March 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Just got texted this:

    Your:Mobile No 040*****has won £6,500,000 GBP in the BET365 Jackpot,To redeem goto http://www.m65s.com ,click CLAIM enter Ref#: CC74117Q .Helpline: [email protected]

    I’m too lazy to claim it, but if any of you want to, you can keep £5,000,000 and send me the rest.

    Funny, that’s my answer to all these messages and strangely, no takers.
    Why?

  5. cohenite

    “There’s no doubt that climate change is having an impact on us. There’s no denying that.”

    Clearly, the major impact is the destruction of the brains of our politicians.

    Melissa price, the LNP minister for the environment doesn’t have a brain in her fat head. Where the fuck do they get these losers.

  6. Geriatric Mayfly

    Australian Catholic University staff call for Greg Craven to be sanctioned over Pell support, and for Pell Centre to be renamed

    Greg’s article was posted here. University = Trots and malcontents whatever be its stripe.

  7. Bruce in WA

    ANZAC Day diggers set to march on Sydney’s streets have been told by councils and road authorities they will have to pay for the privilege. Members of the Mascot RSL sub-branch face a near-$5000 charge if they go ahead with their annual march. Diggers at the Sutherland Shire were told by local council they have to cover up to $4,000 for “traffic management plans”. Meetings are being held today between the veterans, police and council over the issue. #ANZACDay #7News

    I think they might regret announcing this.

  8. John Constantine

    https://listverse.com/2017/02/20/10-horrifying-facts-about-the-genocide-in-the-congo-free-state/

    After genocidal leopold had finished with the Congo, it took a while to breed the population back up.

    The Tyrant of the chicoms is building one belt, one road infrastructure to get to the good stuff mad king leopold couldn’t cart out on slaves backs.

    Comrades.

  9. Slayer of Memes

    From Twitter:
    (I know, I know…)

    (NOTE: Twitter thread has been reformatted for ease of reading. also highlighting of points 13-15 are emphasis by me, not the original author..)

    Permanent Skeptic
    @Perma_Skeptic

    Thread: An Asian View of the Hanoi Summit

    1. As an expat living in Asia, these are my thoughts on how Asians view Trump in the aftermath of the Hanoi summit.

    2. Much of this will probably be of a surprise to those in the United States, as is has been to me over the last couple years. CNN and the BBC completely pollute all Western news broadcasts over here, and people assume that those opinions are held by the locals here.

    3. Educated Asians aren’t watching that claptrap. There are other outlets in their home language, and they are much more positive on Trump and the US than back at home where the pollutant legacy news channels project their anti-Trump biases daily.

    4. What is also interesting is that most of the expats that I run into are Aussies, and I would say that about 80% of those I have spoken to love @POTUS

    5. European expats? Not so much. They usually claim they “are losing a friend” when referring to “Trump’s America.” The best response you can give to them is to reduce everything to the American taxpayer.

    6. Why is the American taxpayer on the hook for NATO? Or the UN? Why do you put tariffs on US products and services? It is then that the conversation usually takes a little more of a cordial tone. No one likes taxes. Imagine that!

    7. Let’s focus on Asians. I have traveled for business all over South-East Asia and have had the honor to speak with, and befriend, many from a lot of different countries as I am rather social. Trump is ALWAYS a curiosity to just about anyone with whom I interact!

    8. First let me rank where I see Asian countries fall on a list of positivity towards the US, with the most positive being listed first:
    · Philippines
    · Korea (dramatic change in a year)
    · Vietnam
    · Cambodia
    · China
    · Singapore
    · Thailand
    · Malaysia
    · Indonesia

    9. I put Indonesia and Malaysia at the bottom because the US press falsely tried to claim a Muslim ban on those two countries. Having been to both recently, I have asked many Indonesians, and a few Malaysians, the following question:

    9A. “Okay, if there is a Muslim immigration ban in effect in the US, then why aren’t YOU banned?” That generally results in a blank cow stare with no answers forthcoming.

    10. But this also shows how the media pollutants put a horrible spin on the United States – and a false one at that!

    11. Note: I don’t have an opinion on the Japanese, as I don’t interact with them much, so they didn’t make my list.

    12. Regarding Kim (KJU), it’s universal that they think he’s a lunatic. I haven’t heard a single Asian who believes he is stable. Now, maybe that is THEIR press creating a narrative, but the Koreans will tell you it’s the correct one, as they have felt threatened for >60 yrs.

    13. One thing that is also universally held is this: how can ANYONE not want Trump to succeed in helping deliver the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula? Today, I showed a video to a Vietnamese friend of Jim Acosta basically looking gleeful that a deal had not been reached.

    14. Within about a nanosecond, my friend understood that Trump has a point. If you can’t universally agree on THAT, CNN obviously has an ominous agenda whereby dislike of the POTUS is WAY more important than other people’s lives.

    15. My friend was appalled that someone who was on CNN would conduct himself in that manner. In fact, he said he didn’t want to turn on CNN ever again. I told him he wouldn’t be missing much. Keep in mind this is THEIR lives that are in the balance.

    16. What do I believe that the average educated Asian citizen thinks? Here is a list of key points:

    17. His bluntness is a positive trait but is a two-edged sword. One part is sheer entertainment. As “observers,” they believe his directness creates chaotic fun. One example is “Little Rocket Man.” Most think that is very funny, and very few thought it would provoke KJU.

    18. On the positive side, that also put KJU in his place. They believe Trump is honest (stick that in your ear, CNN and MSNBC!!). They believe his image as a very decisive deal maker as an appealing trait.

    19. They believe he is truly trying to do the best for America.

    20. One Asian friend from Vietnam told me yesterday that his treatment of Vietnam and choosing to put them on the world stage was very welcome. He believes that a huge majority of Vietnam views him positively.

    21. He said he and his friends believe that having the United States actively engaging Vietnam and Asia in general on the world stage gives them a feeling of more stability.

    22. They truly believe he is a “winner,” sets lofty goals, and goes after them. They are surprised at the energy of a 70+ year old man.

    23. They believe his family is “beautiful” and shocked that no mags put them on covers. This is extremely prevalent among Chinese to whom I have spoken.

    24. Remember, in the bigger cities of China (e.g., Shanghai and Beijing), there’s a LOT of Western influence. And yet the Trumps are nowhere to be seen.

    25. Moving on, no one believes that Obama was a stronger leader than Trump. Absolutely no one. They also believe, that the United States has “clearly” taken a hit in image on the world stage, but almost all blame a lot of it on the obviously biased media.

    26. One friend from Thailand who does business with the United States said he watched SOTU, and it solidified his opinion that the press is trying to create a caricature of a buffoon, which is completely contrary to the image portrayed in this man’s opinion.

    27. Many believed that because of trade issues, the US was creating animosity unnecessarily. But because the “trade war” didn’t end up making anyone feel that they were truly affected, they no longer believe that. It is now the “cost of doing business”. It WAS dicey for a while

    28. One frequent topic is the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, which is essentially China vs everyone else’s opinion. I will leave that one alone although most appreciate the routine US naval presence there.

    29. One major issue here is China in general. I have yet to meet a single non-Chinese citizen who the likes Chinese presence in their country. http://NOT.ONE .SINGLE.PERSON.

    30. And the “Chinese infiltration” is everywhere. In 20 years, Cambodia will have more Chinese than Khmer. I truly believe that.

    31. So that being said, there is a lot of blame directed at China for not having a trade deal with the US. Everyone to whom I have spoken and everything I have read and seen in the local news conveys that China meddled in unfair trade practices. They hardly blame Trump AT ALL.

    32. In fact, it seems to be a mixture of China and KJU to blame. They do not believe that China cares about anyone but Chinese, and they still think KJU is a lunatic. And that is basically unanimous.

    33. Vietnamese seem to be comfortable with Chinese power, as their own economy is doing very well, and I don’t get the impression they think that is because of a dependency on China for trade purposes.

    34. Koreans love Trump. But let’s be honest; that should be obvious!

    35. Out of all these people, however, only my Filipino friends believe that the United States has more influence on them than China does.

    36. Since this summit was a sequel, and though neither has resulted in a deal, there was definitely a feeling expressed by many people of a paradigm shift in what was seen as a pretty contentious relationship with insults flying.

    37. However, they also believe that if there was a formal declaration to the world of the end to the Korean War, almost unanimously people believe it means nothing without denuclearization

    38. As a result, they believe Trump is correct to hold out for a complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, as well as to retain the sanctions leverage on North Korea until that happens.

    39. And they ALL still think KJU is crazy! That’s the perspective over here; you’ll not get these truths from the US media. //The end.

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Melissa price, the LNP minister for the environment doesn’t have a brain in her fat head. Where the fuck do they get these losers.

    I don’t know where the wheels fell off there, but the lady was my local member after Barry Haase resigned, I’ve seen her in action a few times, and she struck me as being quite sharp.

  11. DrBeauGan

    That view from Asia was interesting, slayer. Their perspective seems to me pretty much what any reasonably sensible person anywhere in the world would have, except when they get their information from loony leftie media.

  12. struth

    “There’s no doubt that climate change is having an impact on us. There’s no denying that.”

    FMD.
    There is no denying it.
    It certainly is having an effect.
    It may be nothing but socialist propaganda , but it’s certainly having an effect.

    We have to get them back in the kitchen.
    ‘The little dears are scared out of their wits.

  13. Slayer of Memes

    Indeed Doc.

    I wonder if Carpe has some additional insights on how the Japanese feel about Trump

  14. Old Lefty

    Amid all the tributes to Milligan’s ‘bravery’ for running such a stressful investigation, see the linked article below from the posthumous archive of Elisabeth Wynhausen, about her investigations into under-age prostitution (of both sexes) in Darlinghurst and Kings Cross in the 70s – indulgent the notorious gay ‘nightclub’ (i.e. boy brothel) Castellos that became briefly famous during the Wood Royal Commission in the 90. This, unlike Milligan’s labours, involved real danger; the pimps who ran the rackets were, to put it mildly, no gentleman, and they were protected by corrupt police. See the reference in the article to the teenage rent boy whom Castelllos management had bashed because he rejected the advances of a particularly sleazy old client.

    The real scandal here is that nothing happened for twenty years after Wynhausen’s revelations, and after the brief exposure in the Wood Royal Commission and a handful of prosecutions (e.g. ‘Dolly Dunn’), all went quiet again. The overwhelming majority of the pimps and jocks are still at large.There was an electrifying moment when a disbarred lawyer was testifying and reported seeing all sorts of people among the Castellos clients: businessmen, captains of industry, politicians, lawyers, judges – at which point counsel assisting leapt in with ‘I think we’ll just pause there’ and the witness was never heard from again.

    The left have effectively buried Wood, writing him off as a reactionary purveyor of moral panic and a fascist redneck homophobe; the gay lobby ran a sustained campaign of denigration when the commission was sitting.

    One of the things buried is Wood’s investigation of the NSW Education Department and the Stalinist comrades from the Teachers’ Federation. Putting this alongside his study of Catholic schools, Wood concluded that the Department’s management of abuse was no better than the Catholic system’s and might even have been worse. The failure of the Gillard-McClellan commission to follow up on this, and the string of scandals in other state school systems, is another scandal.

    And on state schools, seen any reporting on the ABC and Fairfax on Strike Force Southwood into Cromer High and neighbouring schools? If it wasn’t for News Ltd the public would know nothing and the ageing lechers and the bureaucrats who protected them would have got away with it.

    http://elisabethwynhausen.com/EW16_Children_of_the_Cross.html

  15. Stimpson J. Cat

    One major issue here is China in general. I have yet to meet a single non-Chinese citizen who the likes Chinese presence in their country. http://NOT.ONE .SINGLE.PERSON.

    Just imagine having the nerve to dislike the presence of foreigners in your country.
    Those lovable Asians!!!

  16. Old Lefty

    ACU is widely known as Anti-Catholic University.

  17. Knuckle Dragger

    Slayer, 3.06pm;

    Can’t wait to see the Numberstard’s take on that!

    He’s already demonstrated his spectacular ability to face plant recently on issues including, but not limited terrorist resolution doctrine and ecclesiastical law.

    Surely he can’t miss a chance to tell us about how Asians living in their own countries feel about DJT?

    Somewhere there’s a window that needs licking, Bob. Get to it son.

  18. DrBeauGan

    Knuckle Dragger
    #2951195, posted on March 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Slayer, 3.06pm;

    Can’t wait to see the Numberstard’s take on that!

    Your masochism is very unhealthy, kd. I scroll straight past any posts by numbers or Harken. The revulsion that reading either generates is quite uncomfortable.

    I like arguing, I value an exchange of ideas. But neither have any ideas to offer. The sad thing is, they can’t see that.

  19. Hay Stockard

    Bruce in WA,
    Regarding the issue of charges for the Anzac Day Marches.
    A couple of years ago it was mooted that a march in Waverley would be faced with a charge for Police policing.
    I fronted the OIC Waverley Police regarding this matter. It seems it was a brain fart by the traffic sergeant.
    This is probably the same.

  20. Mother Lode

    scientists have crossed a weasel with a fax

    So they have a slinky predatory mammal that emits high pitch squeaking noises and is forever out of paper?

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    They gave me a list of ‘Things to Avoid’… many of which are things I enjoy in my retirement.
    So I am avoiding the list…

    Hairy ignored his list too but has now agreed with me that moderation in certain respects a sign of his growing maturity. Wot is this empty bottle of very good red here, then? I enquire, and why is there no more Bree left? I wasn’t feeling very mature, he says sheepishly and I forgive him, because he has to face an investigative biopsy on his eye tomorrow. This will tell us if he has Giant Cell Arteritis affecting his one eye so far (prognosis is it often moves hungrily on to the other one, ending in blindness unless blasted with steroids) or whether the prognosis is slightly better, and it’s optic nerve arteritis of another sort, generally a one-off one-eye only partial loss of sight that may even improve given attention to ‘the list’. That sort is often associated with a particular sort of retina, a genetic factor.

    He agrees to join me in my self-imposed removal from alcohol tonight. And a ‘light’ dinner.
    I have lost two kilo’s since temporarily axing the red and G & T’s two weeks ago and eating ‘light’.
    Two to go now. Kilos, that is. Then all my zips will function properly again! Worry may have helped.
    I have been like the worry duck, serene on top, but madly pedaling my worries for him underneath.

  22. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Representative Ilhan Omar is again under fire for her terrible comments concerning Israel. J*wish groups have just sent a petition to Speaker Pelosi asking her to remove Omar from Foreign Relations Committee. A dark day for Israel!

    I don’t think it’s a dark day for Israel. More a dark day for the Democratic Party that they have such a retard on a Foreign Relations Commitee.

  23. Hay Stockard

    Lizzie,
    I admire your self control regarding g&tees. I myself have forsaken lime in my gin. I am certain I had a bad one on New Years Eve as I felt a bit off the next day.
    I could shed a shedload by giving up beer. Yeah yeah but no.

  24. mh

    Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885K in campaign contributions ‘off the books,’ FEC complaint alleges

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortezs-millionaire-chief-of-staff-violated-fec-rules-to-hide-885g-fec-complaint-alleges

  25. DrBeauGan

    I have found a book on Amazon that advises me to avoid food. It is called 800 fast, and says you should eat no more than 800 calories a day. I am giving it a try.

    There are 640 calories in a bottle of wine, which means I can’t have more than 160 calories per day of solid food. That’s one poached egg and two grapes.

    Cigars, as is well known, contain plenty of vitamins but zero calories, so I am smoking lots of them. Wish me luck.

  26. Brian of Moorabbin

    Moderation is the key, indeed Lizzie.

    However the list the docs gave me was of the “These things are STRICTLY VERBOTEN and you should NEVER indulge!”

    And yet, despite me completely ignoring that instruction, I am now almost 10kg lighter than I was when I was on the job…

    Note that these same doctors had also previously indicated that I was borderline ‘underweight’ according to BMI standards while I was working… and yet are quite chuffed with themselves that by removing the “bad stuff” (at least as far as they know.. *winkwink* ) from my diet and lifestyle I have improved my health overall…

    Bunkum…

  27. cuckoo

    Julian Burnside eyes Kooyong, targets wealthy with death taxes

    I’m beginning to think St. Julian is just Dick Smith with a law degree.

  28. Geriatric Mayfly

    Cigars, as is well known, contain plenty of vitamins but zero calories

    Always wondered why men retire to the smoking room after dinner. It’s to access the vitamins missing from the food.

  29. Eyrie

    “These things are STRICTLY VERBOTEN and you should NEVER indulge!”
    What was on the list, Brian?

  30. Confused Old Misfit

    Slayer of Memes
    #2951184, posted on March 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Pleased to see that reports of your demise have been greatly exaggerated!
    Thank you for that post, sir.

  31. DrBeauGan

    Always wondered why men retire to the smoking room after dinner. It’s to access the vitamins missing from the food.

    And the minerals, GM. I forgot to mention the minerals.

  32. C.L.

    Amid all the tributes to Milligan’s ‘bravery’ for running such a stressful investigation, see the linked article below from the posthumous archive of Elisabeth Wynhausen, about her investigations into under-age prostitution (of both sexes) in Darlinghurst and Kings Cross in the 70s – indulgent the notorious gay ‘nightclub’ (i.e. boy brothel) Castellos that became briefly famous during the Wood Royal Commission in the 90. This, unlike Milligan’s labours, involved real danger; the pimps who ran the rackets were, to put it mildly, no gentleman, and they were protected by corrupt police.

    Yes.
    Milligan hasn’t done anything remotely ‘brave.’
    The customary adjective for grandiose, willing liars is bold.

  33. Roger

    Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885K in campaign contributions ‘off the books,’ FEC complaint alleges

    An avowed Socialist stealing workers’ contributions to benefit themselves and friends?

    There must be some mistake.

  34. Zatara

    ANZAC Day diggers set to march on Sydney’s streets have been told by councils and road authorities they will have to pay for the privilege.

    I thought they already had.

    Insert something profound here about stacking arms and then regretting it.

  35. Brian of Moorabbin

    Eyrie, off the top of my head:

    White (processed) bread, processed deli meats, chocolate and other sweets, soft drinks, potato chips and any other foods cooked in saturated fats, beer…

    Basically it boiled down (imho) to:
    – Salt
    – Sugar
    – Alcohol

    (Note, they didn’t forbid me from smoking, but since I was never a smoker anyway…. meh)

  36. stackja

    Zatara – ANZAC Day story is a paper shufflers’ stuff up. Politicians told everyone forget it.

  37. Old Lefty

    And just to pr0ve what a totalitarian Soutphommasane is (if further proof were needed), see his shrill contribution to the Left-McCarthyist pile-on agaisnt Howard et al for providing character references for Pell during the sentencing hearing. Either he doesn’s know about, or wants to shut down, the long-established process of obtaining character references. In any sane universe, one would thin a Human Rights Commissioner would support the traditional protections for defendants under British law, but not so. More confirmation that the HRC is just a Marxist brain-laundry.

  38. Boambee John

    mh
    #2951204, posted on March 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm
    Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885K in campaign contributions ‘off the books,’ FEC complaint alleges

    I’m sure that m0nty will be here condemning this appalling breach of campaign finance laws, just as he regularly condemns any hint that the Donald might just possibly have committed a breach if one takes a Jesuitical approach to the allegations!

  39. Cactus

    There are many things in various East Asian cultures I find appealing. The hard work, self reliance, entrepreneurship, saving for a rainy day, love of family and elders etc. The focus on education is also good, and I tend to think more on real education – doctor, engineer etc that actually Do stuff that is beneficial for an economy. I am not saying these things are universal, and there are also some negative cultural traits as well.

  40. min

    Wrong Milligan represented Australia in the Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland . No she did not win but was an extremely pretty teenager. Was that sufficiently brave ?

  41. Geriatric Mayfly

    Wrong Milligan represented Australia in the Rose of Tralee

    Hopefully, and very soon, to be The Last Rose of Summer.

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    White (processed) bread, processed deli meats, chocolate and other sweets, soft drinks, potato chips and any other foods cooked in saturated fats, beer…
    Basically it boiled down (imho) to:
    – Salt
    – Sugar
    – Alcohol
    (Note, they didn’t forbid me from smoking, but since I was never a smoker anyway…. meh)

    Try the Stimp Lifestyle Solution.™
    Try only eating one meal a day, dinner, and never after 6.00.
    Drink lots of water.
    No soft drinks or sh$t food.
    No p$ss.
    Weekends if you want treat yourself to a breakfast or lunch.
    You probably won’t want or need to.
    Go back and get checked in a month and see what happens.
    Trust me.

  43. Slayer of Memes

    So, a Birmingham school has pulled its ‘LGBTQIAAP education’ course after 400 Muslim parents threatened (and in some cases DID) remove their kids from the school.

    Leftists are completely silent about this blatant homophobia… no idea why that might be, given how vocal they are with their “BIGOT!!” chants when it is Christian parents objecting about the same thing…

    Enter (satirical account) Titania McGrath, who succinctly outlines why the Left is so silent about these events:

    Titania McGrath
    ‏@TitaniaMcGrath

    We need to distinguish between bad homophobia and good homophobia.

    Bad homophobia is when a Christian bakery refuses to make a cake with a gay slogan.

    Good homophobia is when children are prevented from learning about gay rights in the name of Allah.

    Leftists very much hoist on xir/xer own (rainbow) petards…

  44. Bruce in WA

    I have found a book on Amazon that advises me to avoid food. It is called 800 fast, and says you should eat no more than 800 calories a day. I am giving it a try.

    There are 640 calories in a bottle of wine, which means I can’t have more than 160 calories per day of solid food. That’s one poached egg and two grapes.

    Cigars, as is well known, contain plenty of vitamins but zero calories, so I am smoking lots of them. Wish me luck.

    😀

    Our cruising/holiday lifestyle caught up with me too, so four weeks ago went onto Liteneasy 1200 cals a day.

    Should give up alcohol, too, but buggerit! I have no intention of sacrificing my couple of drinks. Thankfully, have never had a sweet tooth, so no problem with sweet stuff. And saturated fats we both try to minimise and largely succeed. Except I miss my cheese!

    Oh, and I’ve lost 6 kilos — so far.

    Long way to go, but …

    That’s one poached egg and two grapes.

    Looxury, sheer looxury

  45. DrBeauGan

    The Beaugy Death style advice is much better.

    Don’t eat or drink anything for six months. Breathe heavily. If hungry, think beautiful thoughts.

    Trust me.

  46. duncanm

    Richter:

    “I think the man is an innocent man and he’s been convicted. It’s not a common experience.”

  47. Dr Fred Lenin

    See that great worker for the peoples struggle cant keep her hands off OPM,this obviously confirms her qualifications as a member of the socialist aparat , she will be a multi millionsire in her first term in congress . After a couple of terms she can create a foundation ,like the clintons ,thats where the real money is ,you can loot to your hearts content then .

  48. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Always wondered why men retire to the smoking room after dinner. It’s to access the vitamins missing from the food.

    Secret men’s business. Tobacco, brandy and dirty stories.

  49. Brian of Moorabbin

    Stimpy, sounds too much like hard work…

  50. Stimpson J. Cat

    You wonder why no one likes Atheists.
    They just ruin everything I swear.

  51. dover_beach

    Andrew Bolt makes an excellent point today.
    I myself should have drawn the comparison because I’ve linked several times to the ABC’s new, weird collusion with that “innocence project” which agitates to have court verdicts overthrown for – usually – women and brown people.

    I mentioned this last week when monty was banging on about how questioning verdicts undermined the rule of law and therefore we could not be ‘conservatives’, probably threw in a ‘you lot’ in the mix too. I mentioned to him RMIT’s Innocence Initiative. He fell silent.

    Let’s be clear. The only reason they have left the few critical faculties they have at the door is because the Catholic Church is their mortal enemy, and Pell is its most loyal and dangerous Australian representative.

  52. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpy, sounds too much like hard work…

    No, hard work is being a cop or having mental illness.

    Just try it and see what happens.

    You have nothing to lose but weight.

  53. Roger

    So, a Birmingham school has pulled its ‘LGBTQIAAP education’ course after 400 Muslim parents threatened (and in some cases DID) remove their kids from the school.

    Not exactly; Religious Education was blocked in to the timetable in any case for the remainder of the term.

    The program will resume after “consultation with the parents”. That will be interesting, to say the least.

    Bear in mind, the program was instituted to help the school comply with the Equality Act of 2010. If it fails to do so, school inspectors may flag the school as non-compliant – this has already happened with Christian and Muslim schools in the UK.

    These are very significant cases because in them the post-Christendom, soft totalitarian “liberal” state is being forced to decide how much “multiculturalism” it will tolerate. The same thing will happen here if it hasn’t already.

  54. Harlequin Decline

    Some video here of Sydney pre-harbour bridge and its early construction. No hard hats or hi viz.

  55. vlad

    The nightmare moment for Rumour Milligan was when he characterised “a kindness” she had performed for the complainant as “flirting” with him. She calls that an “abomination” (even by journo standards her ear is pure tin) and the judge made Richter retract it

    What the kindness was she doesn’t say.

  56. bespoke

    notafan
    #2951038, posted on March 5, 2019 at 10:36 am
    All very well Gab but then statements he makes, having not been challenged, are left for the unwary to assume that he speaks the truth.
    he does not

    He relies on people giving up.

  57. dover_beach

    I’m fascinated by the satanic attack that was too rich even for Wallington.

    Clearly the police presented every allegation no matter how unsupported by evidence (other that the ‘witness statement’) or how ludicrous it was, to the court.

    One day there will be an inquiry as to why police presented charges they knew to be fabricated to the courts, perhaps not on this earth though.

    notafan, I am very glad you have raised this. I was unfortunate enough to catch the legal segment on Faine’s morning show today in which he repeated the litany from the other day re the accusation. That it was deemed credible enough by the police to be put forward for committal. That the Magistrate at committal thought the charge at least be considered by a jury and therefore should proceed to trial. It gets tricky here because the first jury did not accept the accusation, then the second jury did. He adds here that this gave the defense the benefit of having already heard the arguments of the prosecution during the first trial.

    But when you consider what you write above, the police exercised almost no discretion in judging the veracity of the accusation and whether it should proceed to committal hearing. It was really nothing more than throw whatever accusation at a Magistrate and seeing which of them might stick. It makes their complete disregard for any exculpatory testimony they obtained during investigations otiose. They were going to believe the accuser come hell or high water and justice be damned.

    The stench is vile around this investigation. Utterly vile.

  58. DrBeauGan

    You have nothing to lose but weight.

    Stimpy, If you follow the Beaugy Death Style advice, you’ll lose a lot of weight. In fact, all of it.

  59. Geriatric Mayfly

    The program will resume after “consultation with the parents”. That will be interesting, to say the least.

    Smile and carry a big scimitar.

  60. feelthebern

    Brian of Moorabbin, even though it’s not your circus, can you explain logistically how many VicPol members would have have been involved to give that maniac in the car the escort to the most densely populated part of Melbourne?
    10? 20? Would Fatty Ashton been on the call?
    Or was he on stress leave at the time?

  61. None

    Do the homos have to pay Sydney Council for marching through the streets and trashing the joint leaving all of their used condoms and crap everywhere? Did I pay the clean up bill? No I didn’t think so.

  62. Brian of Moorabbin

    Stimpy, Not sure I need to lose much more weight…

    According to BMI at 193cm (6’4″ old school) I should weigh between 68.9 and 92.8kg…

    According to the scales at the GPs office (2 weeks ago), I am currently at 59.6kg

    Hence me ignoring the “VERBOTEN List” they gave me…

  63. feelthebern

    Brian, you mean you weren’t one of those fat plonkers spilling out of their utility vest?

  64. Elle

    Arky,
    I received the notification on my phone of your latest vid. Was going to post a comment, but got busy.
    I’m learning about a topic I would usually ignore and leave up to my darling rough and rugged Russian mechanic.
    He’s quite the cheeky one. Always makes me laugh in his non PC way.
    He tells me off if I don’t do enough miles between services. Waves his finger at me. lol
    I once thought there was a problem with my car because a red light was showing on the dash. When I showed him; I pointed, saying ‘not that one, that one goes off’. He said, skaking his head and in his thick Russian accent, ‘of course it goes off, it’s the bloody handbrake light. Only a woman, only a woman’.

    You’re looking slim and trim in your vid, by the way. Hard work paying off.

  65. feelthebern

    Arky is the centrefold for the “Men of the Cat” calendar.

  66. dover_beach

    Correction:

    It makes their complete disregard for any exculpatory testimony they obtained during investigations clear.

  67. Arky

    You’re looking slim and trim in your vid,

    Clever use of camera angle.
    Try again to get the full video embed:


  68. Bruce in WA

    That soft, lowing sound is a collective sigh of relief …

    Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.”

    The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview posted Monday by New York TV station News12.

    Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, says, “I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.”

    She says, “What’s at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me.”

    She says she has spoken with several of the candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination and has told them, “Don’t take anything for granted, even though we have a long list of real problems and broken promises” from the Trump administration.

  69. Roger

    Smile and carry a big scimitar.

    A metaphorical scimitar, anyway.

    Both in the UK and here Christian parents and schools can easily be rolled on this because so many denominations are divided on sexuality or have indeed revised their teachings to be in line with contemporary opinion. In the case of those church bodies which retain the Biblical teaching on sexuality most of their schools quietly ignore church teaching in any case (even the stalwartly orthodox Sydney Anglican archdiocese suffered open dissent from its schools during the same sex “marriage” debate).

    Muslim opposition will not be so easily dismissed.

    Pass the popcorn.

  70. Arky

    According to the scales at the GPs office (2 weeks ago), I am currently at 59.6kg

    ..
    Get this man some donuts, stat.
    Brian, you are wasting away.

  71. Infidel Tiger

    According to BMI at 193cm (6’4″ old school) I should weigh between 68.9 and 92.8kg…

    According to the scales at the GPs office (2 weeks ago), I am currently at 59.6kg

    Hence me ignoring the “VERBOTEN List” they gave me…

    What?

    6’4″ and 59kg?

    Dude. You sound close to death or riding in the Cox Plate as the tallest hoop in history.

  72. Bruce in WA

    What?

    6’4″ and 59kg?

    Dude. You sound close to death or riding in the Cox Plate as the tallest hoop in history.

    That’s ridiculous Brian! Are you auditioning for a remake of Bridge on the River Kwai??

  73. Stimpson J. Cat

    According to the scales at the GPs office (2 weeks ago), I am currently at 59.6kg

    Are you joking or serious?

    Slap the doctor and eat some donuts man!

    Abort!

  74. Slayer of Memes

    Liberty Quote:

    “In the academic world, diversity means black leftists, white leftists, female leftists, and Hispanic leftists. Demographic diversity conceals ideological conformity.” – Thomas Sowell

  75. Natural Instinct

    The Gender Pay Gap has been found…
    .
    Google Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men as It Addresses Wage Equity

    When Google conducted a study recently to determine whether the company was underpaying women and members of minority groups, it found, to the surprise of just about everyone, that men were paid less money than women for doing similar work.

    .
    Ooops

  76. Eyrie

    Brian of Moorabbin, most medical dietary advice varies from useless to wrong. Mrs Eyrie has been studying this for the last 5 years.
    Salt is essential and the thinking is that the optimum daily amount is a fair bit higher than the maximum recommendations.
    Saturated fat isn’t bad. Trans fats are. Vegetable oils should NEVER be heated as this forms trans fats, just sprinkle a little olive oil after the food is cooked.. Cook with butter or lard.
    Avoid sugar, bread, potatoes, starch , pasta etc. lots of leafy greens and don’t eat too much of the stuff that grows underground.
    Cholesterol. Depends on age. After about 60, people with higher cholesterol show lower all cause mortality.
    Here’s some hard data: http://vernerwheelock.com/179-cholesterol-and-all-cause-mortality/

  77. Arky

    Cook with butter

    ..
    Amen.

  78. feelthebern

    Dude. You sound close to death or riding in the Cox Plate as the tallest hoop in history.

    Also one of the reasons why So You Think struggled o/s.
    The trainer had his son on board who was a rake thin, 6 foot jockey with no idea.

  79. Nob

    duncanm
    #2951227, posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    Richter:

    “I think the man is an innocent man and he’s been convicted. It’s not a common experience

    The problem is he’s more used to defending the guilty

  80. Baldrick

    Robert Richter quits George Pell’s team, saying the guilty verdict was ‘perverse’

    Leading criminal barrister Robert Richter quit George Pell’s legal team ahead of an appeal against the cardinal’s conviction for child sex offences, partly because he was too emotionally involved in the case and angry at the guilty verdict.
    Mr Richter QC told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald that he felt he did not have “sufficient objectivity at this stage” to participate in the challenge set to be heard in Victoria’s Court of Appeal.
    “I am very angry about the verdict,” he said, “because it was perverse”.
    Mr Richter said Cardinal Pell, who has been convicted of five counts of sexually assaulting two choir boys in St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996 and 1997, would be “better served by someone more detached”.
    It was announced last week that Sydney-based barrister Bret Walker SC would take the lead in the appeal case but that the Cardinal’s high-powered legal team would otherwise remain unchanged.
    Legal sources say it is common practice for specialised counsel to be recruited when making an appeal. Cardinal Pell’s team also includes Richter’s junior barrister Ruth Shann and solicitor Paul Galbally.

    Don’t fall for the Leftard spin that this is in some way a bad look for Cardinal Pell’s guilt. Bret Walker SC is a very capable barrister.

  81. Brian of Moorabbin

    Arky, IT, Bruce, Stimpy, et al

    Hence why I am ignoring the list…
    .
    .
    .
    .
    And why I called their happiness at my ‘improving’ health, Bunkum…

  82. lotocoti

    Slap the doctor and eat some donuts man!

    A heroic dose of Combantrin.

  83. thefrollickingmole

    So they have a slinky predatory mammal that emits high pitch squeaking noises and is forever out of paper?

    But enough about grigory…

    Still could have been worse, could have been an armadillo crossed with a fax, then it would emit high pitched squealing noises and give you the plague.

    All the people in this room are now dead.

  84. Baldrick

    More on the Richter story …

    John [email protected]@fergusonjw
    Robert Richter hasn’t quit the legal team defending George Pell, according to lawyer Paul Galbally. “You can be reassured Robert hasn’t quit the team,” he told The Australian. Same response from the cardinal’s spokeswoman.

    Looks like Richter has stepped sideways for Walker to take the lead in the appeal.

  85. Slayer of Memes

    Also, I’d just like to congratulate Richard Di Natale and the Australian Greens for having selected yet another white middle-aged cisexual male in Julian Burside to contest the seat of Kooyong, and potentially to their current roster of diversity in federal parliament.

    Guess they couldn’t find a disabled gender-fluid Woman of Colour to fill the spot…

    #GreensHaveWhitePrivilege #SoMuchForGreensDiversity

  86. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Baldrick
    #2951268, posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Baldrick – regarding your posting of the article from the “Western Australian” a couple of weeks ago, on the “Cash for Cruelty” footage – Animals Australia offering sizable payments for footage of cruelty to sheep – seems the Federal Police have been investigating. ….and there are questions about why Animals Australia should continue to hold charitable status…

  87. Geriatric Mayfly

    U.S.just in
    Indiana man with unlicensed gun accidentally shoots self in genitals, police say

    Extreme circumcision.

  88. Elle

    The charming Julian Burnside who advocates spitting.

  89. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Eyrie, you outline well the most recent research findings re excess white carbs, trans fats and the rehabilitation of salt and animal fats (e.g. butter), plus the need to look at what individual foods actually contain rather than ‘food groups’l hence I am more tolerant of some of Hairy’s ‘transgressions’ re ‘the list’ than another wife may be. If I could find an angel halo icon here, I would add it for myself. 🙂

  90. vlad

    I’d say Richter is dreading the thought of having to run the same trial a third time.

  91. John Constantine

    https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/phosphate-hill-to-take-potential-120m-hit-as-queensland-rail-repairs-advance/

    Reopening the rail line at the end of april sounds good, but the just on time demands for phosphate fertiliser to sow the autumn crop make it an interesting situation.

  92. calli

    All those toys in the mail, Arky. Just wonderful watching it all go together.

    And lots of Jezebels crossing The Bridge in Harlequin’s video. Another marvel.

    Dad was wheeled over in his pram the day it opened. He doesn’t remember de Groot.

  93. calli

    Save this one, Lizzie. Extra to requirements.

    😇

  94. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Brian, 59 kilos, and a tall man? That’s just not enough to hug. Eat up, fella.
    Those muscles are hungry.

    Small meals every two hours if you can’t eat a lot at once.
    Milk’s often demonized, but it is a good food for the convalescent appetite.
    Crème Brulee – my downfall. Milk and eggs. You just can’t go past it, one for every meal.

  95. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ta Calli. Handy.
    Just like a spare tyre.

    In the car, in the car, not talkin’ waistlines here.

  96. duncanm #2951227, posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    add to that any VikPol credibility that remained has gone.
    they are now the enemy of of the innocent and saviours of the guilty.

  97. calli

    Brian, I’m a generous woman.

    I’m sending you some of my avoirdupois Fedex. No charge. You’re welcome.

  98. Infidel Tiger

    George Pell’s solicitor has denied emphatically that Robert Richter QC will quit the group of legal advisers working with the cardinal.

    Paul Galbally told The Australian that Mr Richter remained a crucial adviser to the defence.

    “You can be reassured Robert hasn’t quit the team,’’ he said.

    “He’s a key part of the team and Robert never quit the team.’’

  99. Notafan

    Faine sounds like the juror ready to convict before any of the evidence is heard.

    The police thought it was worth prosecuting right?

    Dumb as a box of rocks.

    In this case with an agenda.

  100. struth

    bloody Hell. Bof M, get a bloody pie with sauce into yer, and then a cream bun, or custard tart.
    But don’t go down to the shops to get it, if it’s windy.
    FMD

  101. calli

    Decisions, decisions…

    Do I believe The Age or The Australian on Richter? Bubonic plague or ebola?

  102. Arky

    And lots of Jezebels crossing The Bridge in Harlequin’s video.

    ..
    Well spotted.
    Went back to watch.
    1932 Australia.
    Mainly Model T’s, but think I saw what would at the time have been a near new A Model.

  103. Notafan

    Anyhow the Court of appeal is bound by that 1994 High Court decision.

    Very hard to wiggle out off.

  104. thefrollickingmole

    First world Urban bugman problems

    Queer black mob face struggles beyond marriage equality

    Apparently gays discriminate based on race in grinder profiles, and its problematic….

    I was under no illusion that a positive outcome from the plebiscite would be the panacea for ending all discrimination against Indigenous LGBTQIA+ people – this would have been ludicrous.

    I had hoped that it would offer an opportunity for the mainstream queer community to reflect on their privilege and to become more active in the fight against racism and discrimination faced by Indigenous people and people of colour.

    As a minority within a minority community, the queer Indigenous community barely rate a mention in health policy, let alone programs – the trickle-down effects of human rights doesn’t seem to have reached queer Indigenous mob, and so the support of our queer allies is so important.


    A quick log on to the grid (Grindr) will quickly dissipate any hope that this is the case, where racism is “masked” under the guise of so called “preferences”.

    It seems perfectly acceptable to write Aussie only (code for “whites only”) in the bio section of your profile. Maybe I live in a black echo chamber, but I thought we moved beyond segregation.

    Why do vast sections of the gay community accept this, and fiercely defend their right to have “preferences”? Ironically this racist behaviour has been perpetrated by people who were highly vocal about the discriminatory nature of marriage equality yet would never see themselves as racist. As if being queer renders this an impossibility.

    We have slipped so far down the log chute of morality that a major newspaper devotes a column to a person decrying sexual/racial preferences on a meet & screw website.

    Mitch Hibbens is a queer Wiradjuri person, Blackademic, failed athlete, Indigenous rights campaigner and occasional drag queen honoured to be living and working on the land of the Wurundejri people of the Kulin Nations

    Some of the comments let through to the keeper are good though, but probably because the gruinaid moderators dont understand the concept of sarcasm..

    Barry Pearce MorvaHindrance 22m ago

    I think everyone should have to f**k someone they don’t fancy to prove their tolerance.

  105. Notafan

    I looked

    Yeah he so black.

  106. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bret Walker SC is a very capable barrister.”

    Bret Walker SC is the best legal mind in the country.

  107. Mark A

    Brian of Moorabbin
    #2951269, posted on March 5, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I’m 3 in shorter but if I’m below 80Kg I don’t feel right.

    In your situation, I’d eat anything to get at least above 70Kg minimum!

  108. Dr Faustus

    Looks like Richter has stepped sideways for Walker to take the lead in the appeal.

    The likely change of silk to lead in any appeal was anticipated last week iirc – and the Grauniad tipped Bret Walker at the weekend.

    As cynics might expect, subeditors in Australia’s quality media have tried their very best to create the impression of Richter abandoning a sinking ship:

    ‘Perverse’: Barrister Robert Richter won’t lead Cardinal George Pell’s child abuse appeal bid

    Ye canna defy the laws of narrative, capt’n…

  109. Tailgunner

    I just upped the Trump Love to end a horrible date.
    The girl had a tattoo of the spirit of the Japanese Suicide Forest on her arm.
    Stimpson, get in here, pronto. I’m still at the pub, not in my neighborhood. And she’s still here.
    Is she dangerous?
    Need a bead on this….

  110. Siltstone

    thanks for the video Arky!

  111. Nick

    People are asking why Anzac Day marchers have to pay
    1. Did Mardi Gras participants ?
    2. How come the normal lockout laws are relaxed for the Mardi Gras?
    3. How come RBT units didn’t patrol the streets around party venues as they would have, the day after other mass events ?
    4. Were the drug dogs out at Mardi Gras as they would for say, a music festival?

  112. Slayer of Memes

    Speaking of uproar by Leftists over homophobia, notice how that hoo-hah about the two gay guys getting kicked out of the Uber in Sydney for kissing each other after Mardi Gras has died down??

    Turns out the driver was a member of a certain Religion of Peace, and the complainants have hurriedly withdrawn their complaint over fears that they could be booked in for sky-diving lessons (sans parachute) from one of Sydney’s many skyscrapers should they persist…

    How’s that Leftie Victimhood Totempole working out for you boys now, hmmm??

  113. DrBeauGan

    Some of the comments let through to the keeper are good though, but probably because the gruinaid moderators dont understand the concept of sarcasm..

    Barry Pearce MorvaHindrance 22m ago

    I think everyone should have to f**k someone they don’t fancy to prove their tolerance.

    What makes you think that’s sarcasm?

  114. cohenite

    According to BMI at 193cm (6’4″ old school) I should weigh between 68.9 and 92.8kg…

    According to the scales at the GPs office (2 weeks ago), I am currently at 59.6kg

    Man oh man; mate how old are you and what is your Body Fat Index?

    We’ve gotta put some quality meat on your bones; that’s muscle not fat.

  115. C.L.

    I keep hearing about how biological men don’t have any physical strength advantage over women in 2019… So watch me DESTROY the British Women’s deadlift record without trying. P.S. I identified as a woman whilst lifting the weight. Don’t be a bigot.

    I saw that the other day. Very funny.

  116. Tailgunner

    “the way Trump treats women… (grabbing by pussy when famous) ”
    Gunner : “Are you telling me that rich&famous men don’t have this opportunity all the time? Rock stars? Lol! ”
    No answer. Kind of a “I can’t even! ”
    They Really are the Walking Dead.
    Politics won’t solve this.
    Helicopter rides are the only answer.
    Buckle up, mofos. We ARE the resistance.

  117. Tailgunner

    But she was in favour of beautiful Doberman assault dogs.
    I used that term and she visibly blanched.

  118. C.L.

    Apparently the (white) actress who plays Captain Marvel in the new film (I guess) hates men.
    White men, of course. To her, brown men are associate woman (or boys).
    Anyway, this bloke had some fun at the dumb broad’s expense and triggered dozens of feminists.

    Ace has the whole story of this woman’s epic idiocy.

  119. DrBeauGan

    Tailgunner, suggest she visits Aokigahara and tops herself.

  120. C.L.

    I think everyone should have to f**k someone they don’t fancy to prove their tolerance.

    Who said that? Prince Harry?

  121. Tailgunner

    Brian, should all righteous Aussies bash the Highway Men(&chicks) at every opportunity?
    My Superwagon would blow the doors off the Police Special, but I have to comply.
    My surname ain’t Gargosoul…. Baghdadi.
    These are a special sort of Stasi asshole.

  122. thefrollickingmole

    This person is a teacher.

    She uses candles to save money on lights.

    Candles are more expensive than a low wattage light.

    She won an award for being a good teacher.

    She spends 80% of her wage on rent.

    And the other 20% on childcare.

    And her ex husband dodges any child support by being a “student”.

    If this is the quality of an award winning teacher in the UK then they are screwed.

  123. Tailgunner

    Aokigahara
    Thanks for the spelling, Doc.
    I was enunciating this in the first 5 of the date.
    Lol!
    Suicide. Romance.
    Stimpson?!

  124. Baldrick

    there are questions about why Animals Australia should continue to hold charitable status…

    Bloody good thing too Zulu. There are a few other ‘charities’ that should also be investigated and have their tax deductible status cancelled.

  125. Shy Ted

    JC #2951291, posted on March 5, 2019 at 6:25 pm Wow, incredibly strong woman.
    There was a legendary Britsh sports commentator called David Coleman, most famous for language crimes or “ballsups”. There’s a book called Colemanballs with all his faux pas. Once, at the Olympic female weightlifting he declared “she’s not the strongest but her technique is unmatched. This morning I saw her snatch and it was outstanding”. Or words to that effect.

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    C.L.;

    Appreciate the great link to Ace. Well and truly nailed it.

    Speaking of that – I don’t know if Brie (!) Larson’s acting’ a bit cheesy (guffaw), but she certainly needs a good root and a green apple.

  127. Baldrick

    This person is a teacher.
    She uses candles to save money on lights.

    Shock! Horror!
    Replacing all the light produced by electricity with light cast by parrifin candles will result in about 10 times the greenhouse emissions.

    No, she’s not a good Leftard teacher.

  128. thefrollickingmole

    DrBeauGan

    What makes you think that’s sarcasm?

    Please, its all the hope I have left in this world, dont take it from me.

  129. cohenite

    Apparently the (white) actress who plays Captain Marvel in the new film (I guess) hates men.
    White men, of course. To her, brown men are associate woman (or boys).

    The first captain Mar-vell was a bloke. It’s a shame what has happened to Marvel; I used to collect their comics and they weren’t PC but lately they’re hopeless. The Black Panther was arguably their worst movie but it cleaned up and the new Capt marvel movie with this pitiful brie Larson bint based on pre-sales looks also to clean up. PC pays.

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    Blacktivist?

    I can’t be the only that picked up on that, surely…..

    Well I’m a white…… a whitenonact……

    Ah, fuck it.

  131. Stimpson J. Cat

    The girl had a tattoo of the spirit of the Japanese Suicide Forest on her arm.

    1. Did she tell you this as a point in conversation, or did you ask
    “What’s that f$cking thing on your arm? ”
    2. Was she into anime or Logan Paul?
    3. Was she Asian?

    If the answers to questions 2 and 3 were yes it’s understandable.
    If the answers to 2 and 3 were no it’s not looking good.

  132. Infidel Tiger

    Les Carlyon brown bread.

    True Grit is one of the greatest racing books ever written.

  133. DrBeauGan

    Why is Ms Larson named after a piece of cheese? Is it because she’s mature?

  134. stackja

    Get Pell trying Get Richter.
    Get Walker next?
    Eventually like Chamberlain?
    Exoneration?

  135. thefrollickingmole

    more from comments..

    I dont want to live on this world anymore….

    As a proud member of the community I am also on the side of the debate that finds the b in lgbtq problematic as they only recognise 2 genders. We need more progressive articles like this standing up against the racists and phobic society

  136. stackja

    IT – Duke made movie.

  137. Someone upthread asked what the Japanese impression of Trump was, this is the general impression

    He is respected as a leader in the Japanese sense, he is in charge and everyone knows it by his demeanor.

    He understands the culture where you either bow or shake hands, you never do both, if he bows he moves his head more as a nod than a bow. This indicates to everyone he is senior and is at the top of the food chain, this isn’t a form of arrogance he is merely reinforcing his status/position as POTUS. As a comparison with Obama who, when he met the Emperor, both grabbed his hand and bowed very low, this was a great diplomatic faux pas and by bowing from the waist he gave the impression he was either apologising or is subservient. That is a major diplomatic mistake and the Emperor would have passed on his polite critique to his staff.

    Language – Trump has been well advised in the use of keigo – that is, the use of polite language. You can be the most aggressive SOB and still come across as polite and humble, he has that skill. He also gives praise to those who he decides are worthy, this is a virtue and not a vice and isn’t seen as nepotism.

    Overall he is viewed quite favourably, he is in charge and everyone knows it, his work on the Korean peninsula has been well recieved, but a more aggressive stance on the Sankaku Islands has been wanting.

    He is respected and would be cheered in the street.

    That’s my take on it.

  138. DrBeauGan

    As a proud member of the community I am also on the side of the debate that finds the b in lgbtq problematic as they only recognise 2 genders. We need more progressive articles like this standing up against the racists and phobic society

    I’m not phobic. I just think the perverts are sad buggers.

    Sometimes I think throwing them all off tall buildings might be the kindest thing to do.

  139. Slayer of Memes

    Someone upthread asked what the Japanese impression of Trump was

    ‘Twas me, after posting the twitter thread of an expat in Vietnam

    this is the general impression

    Arigato Carpe-san.

  140. Snoopy

    As a proud member of the community I am also on the side of the debate that finds the b in lgbtq problematic as they only recognise 2 genders.

    What an ignoramus. The ‘T’ stands for transexual and trisexual. The ‘Q’ stands for Queer, Quadsexual and Quintsexual. The ‘S’ stands for …… Oops you have a point. Carry on.

  141. Nick

    Just a question for Cats and any journos lurking, how many of those in the public eye, cough, FitzSimons, who say we shouldn’t disrespect the court’s decision with regards Pell, frothed at the mouth about unfairness when any Australians were sentenced in Indonesia for drug importation?

  142. vlad

    I am confident that Pell will be exonerated if it takes until Judgment Day.

  143. Tailgunner

    Did she tell you this as a point in conversation
    Yes.
    My Dr Stimpy’s Mental Illness detector kit really paid for itself!
    🙂

  144. Tailgunner

    Not Asian.
    Crazy white girl.
    She was slim with big boobs.
    Sad.
    Trump is god.

  145. stackja

    George Pell’s lawyer Robert Richter QC refutes claims he has quit
    ANTHONY DOWSLEY AND GENEVIEVE ALISON, Herald Sun
    March 5, 2019 5:49pm
    Subscriber only

    Top barrister Robert Richter QC will no longer be part of George Pell’s legal team ahead of the convicted Cardinal’s appeal, but has refuted reports he has abandoned the legal fight.

    Mr Richter said he had not quit Pell’s appeal, instead saying “objective judgment” was needed for the case.

    It is normal practice for appeals to be argued by different counsel.

    “It is false to say I quit the legal team, I don’t quit,” Mr Richter told the Herald Sun.

    High-profile barrister Bret Walker SC will head Pell’s appeal.

    The veteran barrister said he had become too closely involved to objectively lead the appeal and acknowledged he was angry at last week’s guilty verdict.

  146. Top Ender

    Police have dropped their investigation into a Melbourne principal who was filmed dragging a primary school aged pupil along the ground.

    Steve Warner, the executive principal of Manor Lakes P-12 College in Wyndham Vale, was stood down after video footage of the incident involving a nine-year-old boy emerged last month.

    Victoria Police confirmed on Tuesday it was no longer looking into the January 31 incident as no criminal offence had been detected.

    An investigation into the footage by the Department of Education is ongoing and expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

    Link

  147. stackja

    SMH/Age/ABC fake news.

  148. Tailgunner

    He is respected and would be cheered in the street.
    Thanks Carpe, great post.
    Apex Alpha dog in the house.
    It’s just his nature.
    Japan. What a place.

  149. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2951354, posted on March 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Age/SMH fake news.

  150. Diogenes

    Shock! Horror!
    Replacing all the light produced by electricity with light cast by parrifin candles will result in about 10 times the greenhouse emissions.

    No, she’s not a good Leftard teacher.

    Our Marine Studies teacher is a dyed in the wool greenie. For some reason he didn’t like my idea for renewable lighting – whale oil ! I argued it was less environmentally damaging than wind or solar (“have you seen Lake Baidau?”) and with a program of selective breeding & genetic modification we can get more oil per whale.

  151. Stimpson J. Cat

    Not Asian.
    Crazy white girl.
    She was slim with big boobs.
    Sad.
    Trump is god.

    Could you see her arms and legs?
    Hopefully she wasn’t a cutter.
    Silly kids.
    Think of it as a learning experience Gunner.
    Plenty more t$ts in the sea.

  152. Tailgunner

    Will there ever be another Jussie?
    Damn, that shit was hilarious.

  153. Geriatric Mayfly

    Age/SMH fake news.

    Just fakers will do. News is now beyond them.

  154. Tailgunner

    Although I am still a big #HWNDU fan.

  155. Tailgunner

    Think of it as a learning experience Gunner.
    Plenty more t$ts in the sea.

    Word.

  156. Tailgunner

    The dating world is fraught for young cricketers, but you don’t come across genuine Nihilist/satanists every day. With a great rack.
    But an obvious aversion to sunlight.
    Lol!
    #piratelyfe

  157. vlad

    Any time you’re being dragged somewhere and you don’t like it you have the option of standing up and walking where you’re told to, even (and especially) if you’re nine years old.

  158. MatrixTransform

    common sense is not that common

  159. Ivan Denisovich

    there are questions about why Animals Australia should continue to hold charitable status…

    Bloody good thing too Zulu. There are a few other ‘charities’ that should also be investigated and have their tax deductible status cancelled.

    Chris McCormack:

    The legitimacy of several animal-activist groups’ registered charity status has been called into question after a group called “Aussie Farms” produced a website featuring an interactive map drawing attention to farms, and some activist groups engaged in illegal activities including trespass, theft and endangering Australian biosecurity.

    Aussie Farms Inc, a registered charity, published the interactive map of hundreds of properties including livestock farms, fisheries, feedlots, meatworks, processors and dairies, which shows their exact location and provides the farmers’ contact details………………

    Activist James Aspey told reporters: “The activists are trying to rescue innocent prisoners who will soon become murder victims. The farmers doing the torturing and killing are the ones who should be arrested.” He added: “This is the darkest thing happening in humanity right now”.

    Believing the farming of animals for food is “murder” can be contrasted with the widespread inaction over (and even applause of) the 80,000 surgical abortions performed annually in Australia………………..

    These activists are not just fighting animal cruelty, they vehemently oppose any food production involving animals and view their slaughter as “murder”. The aim is for universal veganism; and Mr Delforce says the land once used to raise animals “could be used for renewable energy such as solar or wind farms, or returned to Aboriginal ownership and control”. That hundreds of thousands of people’s livelihoods would disappear doesn’t seem to worry Mr Delforce.

    Illustrating the ignorance and hypocrisy of the activists is the fact that their actions pose a biosecurity risk, meaning animals could be destroyed en masse if bacteria or disease is passed from protester to animal. Strict protocols on many farms regarding sterile clothing, masks and sterilisation of footwear are necessary to prevent the spread of disease, protocols protesters do not follow……………….

    http://www.newsweekly.com.au/nwmobile/article.php?id=58439

  160. Tailgunner

    we can’t always count on cis-heteronormative people to understand all facets of our rich and diverse lives. We should find strength and solidarity through our queerness.

    This faggot.
    #muhprivilidge
    This isn’t going to end well, folks.

  161. stackja

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2951362, posted on March 5, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    faqīr ‘needy man’

  162. Top Ender

    Shadow Minister trying to leap out of the shadows:

    Shadow Emergency Services and Police minister Guy Zangari slammed the man as an “idiot” and said he should be forced to pay the search cost.

    “A chopper costs thousands to even get up into the air and three road ambulances attended. Who goes skinny dipping in the dead of the night pissed?,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

    “The idiot put resources that could have deployed elsewhere out of action — he should be made the pay the cost. That’ll teach him to keep his todger in his pants.”

    This is what happens when you go for a swim in the biggest nanny state in the world:

    A British tourist has sparked outrage after his drunken, naked swim at Bondi led to an expensive search and rescue operation which only ended when the skinny-dipper was found wandering the streets wearing nothing but a smirk and laughing it off as a joke.

    A team of police and ambulance officers, three lifesaving crews and an ambulance helicopter containing a critical care paramedic were summoned in the dead of Monday night — at a cost of at least $30,000 — to search for the man after friends reported him missing in the surf.

    30 years ago the friends would have been told to go and look for him, and we’ll have a squiz ourselves in the morning.

    Daily Tele probably paywalled

  163. stackja

    Top Ender
    #2951372, posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    There is an offence called ‘Public Mischief’.

  164. Slayer of Memes

    Goddammit Baldrick, making me spit my coffee on my keyboard after reading Twitter…

    *LMFAO*

  165. Black Ball

    A question in relation to superannuation companies branching out to other pursuits. VicSuper, which I have my money in, have bought vast tracts of land around the area I live. They have had cotton in, tomatoes in the last couple of years. Whose money do they use to invest in these projects?

  166. stackja

    Black Ball
    #2951378, posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:19 pm
    Whose money do they use to invest in these projects?

    Yours.

    VicSuper invests in five different asset classes:
    What is an asset class?
    An asset class refers to a group of assets that are considered to have similar risk and return expectations.
    Equities
    Alternatives
    Real assets
    Fixed interest
    Cash

  167. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Vale Les Carlyon: a nation lost for words

    Chip Le Grand
    Victorian Chief Reporter
    @Melbchief
    4 minutes ago March 5, 2019
    No Comments

    For Les Carlyon, it was always about the words. He understood their value, he hated to see one wasted. Early this afternoon, his lifetime’s love for them came to an end.

    A celebrated journalist, newspaper editor and war historian for more than half a century, Carlyon was remembered as ­national chronicler of Australia’s history, character and people.

    John Howard, who considered Carlyon a friend, and his book The Great War the best he has read about World War I, said Australia had lost one of our finest wordsmiths and a journalist of extraordinary integrity.

    “He was a gem of a writer,’’ Mr Howard told The Australian.

    “He could talk to us about our national story in a way few people could. He was a national chronicler. He could write about us and our history as a nation in a way that was moving but not over-sentimental. It just captured the sense of who we were.’’

    Breaking, from the Oz

  168. MatrixTransform

    Whose money do they use to invest in these projects?

    and under Labour’s proposal, if they make profit and pay tax, and have franked dividends to distribute … ?

    I suppose if the Super Fund had higher internal costs, they may not make a profit.

    Just musing away to myself wondering if AustSoc aren’t stacking the institutions that have control of your money.

  169. MatrixTransform

    your money.

    sorry … I meant to say capital.

    Well, see that gets me wondering again.

    If it’s your capital how come you don’t get to control what happens with it?

    all the time paying the mortgage … and with all that ‘fund’ sitting there.

  170. Overburdened

    The much vaunted BMI body mass index was developed by a Belgian bloke who was very bright about a lot of things a very long time ago.
    Why it is still in vogue is a mystery.
    To the tall skinny guy, so long as you aren’t purging or doing the laxatives, you are probably ok.
    This is based on the assumption of no pathological condition and minimal alcohol use patterns.
    End stage drinkers look like spiders.

  171. MatrixTransform

    all the time paying the mortgage … and with all that ‘fund’ sitting there.

    Duh, I mean sitting on yr fundament paying interest.

    cui bono

  172. stackja

    MatrixTransform
    #2951388, posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:45 pm
    If it’s your capital how come you don’t get to control what happens with it?

    ALP knows best.

  173. Tintarella di Luna

    So sad Les Carlyon was indeed a gem. He wrote beautifully. May he rest in peace, our nation is the poorer for his passing.

  174. Roger

    common sense is not that common

    It used to be.

    Then modern education came along.

  175. candy

    “I think the man is an innocent man and he’s been convicted. It’s not a common experience.”

    I think Richter felt close buddies with G. Pell and was somewhat devastated about the guilty verdict. He truly believes he is innocent . (He is).
    He probably wasn’t ready for the wall of hate against Pell, Catholics in general, conservatives in general.

  176. cohenite

    Move over, Adani. There’s a new group of protesters in town, and they are as fanatical as the zealots using coal-fire-powered smartphones to mobilise opposition to a coal mine. The project making this rapidly growing new group irate is a proposed exploratory well 400km off Ceduna in the Great Australian Bight, which will look for oil beneath 2km of water and 2.7km of rock.

    Research last year by ACIL Allen for the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association concluded that oil in the Great Australian Bight could produce up to six billion barrels by 2060 and create up to 5000 jobs a year, many of them in South Australia. This activity would increase Australia’s GDP by $6 billion to $19 billion per year. It would also give South Australia, which was hit by the demise of car manufacturing in 2017, the sort of boost Western Australia has received since the start of the resource boom….

    An open letter from a group of surf celebrities, including Mick Fanning and Taj Burrow, to Equinor says an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight would be “catastrophic” and the “southern coastline of Australia would never be the same”. The chief slogans for the campaign are “Fight for the Bight” and “Big oil don’t surf”.

    It produces the by-products from which surfboards and wetsuits are made. And of course it provides the fuel for the planes that take surfers, professional and hobbyist, to the world’s idyllic surf destinations. It even produced the fuel for the jet skis Burrow and Fanning were using to catch waves during the Cyclone Oma swell on the Gold Coast last week.

    As pro surfers for decades, Burrow and Fanning have flown more times around the world than almost all other people in history except pilots. By joining this campaign, they are not telling oil miners to stop exploring for oil, which they rely on daily, just not to do it near a coastline where a misinformed scare campaign has infuriated some of their fans. They are also telling ordinary Australians who might have found work with Equinor to get jobs elsewhere, which is easy for them to say.

    https://www.facebook.com/dallas.beaufort/posts/10156302907964370

  177. dover_beach

    Age/SMH fake news

    Poisoning the well continued.

  178. Black Ball

    So stackja if a certain investment is an operating loss, the amount of money in the super fund you contribute to is lessened?

  179. Tintarella di Luna

    If this is the quality of an award winning teacher in the UK then they are screwed.

    Our nephew taught for about a year in London. He said the place was a toilet and the teachers were crap — and that was ten years ago. So it’s well and truly to high heaven by now.

  180. JC

    Adani should be closed down, Cronkite.

  181. Stimpson J. Cat

    Who goes skinny dipping in the dead of the night pissed?

    Australia has changed my friends.

  182. Leigh Lowe

    “He was a gem of a writer,’’ Mr Howard told The Australian.

    “He could talk to us about our national story in a way few people could. He was a national chronicler. He could write about us and our history as a nation in a way that was moving but not over-sentimental. It just captured the sense of who we were.’’
    Mr Howard went on to say that Peter FitzSimons wasn’t worthy of the task of tying Carlyon’s bootlace.

    OK, I added the last bit, but totally true.

  183. C.L.

    Vale Les Carlyon.
    The real deal in an era of FitzSimons fugazis and MUP muppets.
    In old Australia, he would have been knighted and would have deserved it.

  184. Brian of Moorabbin

    common sense is not that common

    Indeed.

    It is more akin to having a superpower, like a ‘spider-sense’ that warns of danger…

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mr Howard went on to say that Peter FitzSimons wasn’t worthy of the task of tying Carlyon’s bootlace.

    Mr Howard went on to say that Mike Carlton wasn’t worthy of the task of tying Carlyon’s bootlace.

  186. MatrixTransform

    So stackja if a certain investment is an operating loss, the amount of money in the super fund you contribute to is lessened?

    Can I answer that? … You betcha can put your left Black Ball on it.

    We haven’t seen a haircut for while, but we will again

  187. C.L.

    Poisoning the well continued.

    I’m starting to think it’s more like the crazed pissup in the Führerbunker after Hitler shot himself.
    They know we’re coming – with truth tanks.

  188. Black Ball

    The cougar leaves MKR. Sad times.

  189. Nick

    How FitzSimons has my sort of profile and ability to vent his idiocy, is beyond me. Surely Australians don’t take the buffoon seriously

  190. Nick

    The cougar leaves MKR. Sad times.

    I was reading that Ines blames her Canute like behaviour on PTSD from having left Bosnia as a child !!!!!

  191. Harlequin Decline

    A minor skirmish in the Climate Change wars.
    I was at a party in Sydney a few months ago and was on my 4th ( could have been 5th) margarita when I got into a conversation with this bloke and his 14 yo daughter from the Blue Mountains. The 14 yo was said to be doing very well in science at school.
    It started well enough-
    BMB One thing I agree with is Trump’s attitude to the Chinese stealing intellectual property.
    Me Totally agree, dead right.
    BMB But that’s the only thing I agree with.
    Me Dunno, he’s done some good things
    BMB Like what?
    Me Reducing regulations and assisting the economy
    BMB Oh!, so you’re a Climate Change Denier?
    Me Still recovering from him agreeing with Trump and biting my tongue-Yep, my oath I am!
    BMB Renewables blah blah blah
    BMBD Head swiveling from her dad to me
    Me No good , you need spinning reserve-only way hydro, nuclear or fossil
    BMB Batteries, improving every year blah blah
    Daughter But Dad you need lithium for the batteries from the ground
    Me Never get there, no way. Energy density blah blah.
    BMB Record temperatures every year
    Me Been warming since the ice age, medieval warm period, Roman warm period, statistics blah blah
    Me Eyeing off my almost empty glass, feeling the thirst upon me and deciding it was time for a rant-
    I’ve done more modeling than any of these clowns, I’ve modeled chemical processes, thermodynamic processes, mechanical processes, electrical processes, discrete and continuous processes, deterministic and stochastic processes and orbital processes. I could get any result I want by tweaking the 100 or so parameters these buggers use.
    BMB No, they’re the experts, you’re not
    Me OK, OK. Waves unsteadily in the general direction of outdoors-you realise none of this would exist without carbon dioxide
    BMB What-the windows, the doors?
    Me NO! The lawn, the trees, the garden all vegetation
    BMB I’m not saying get rid of it all just decrease it.
    Daughter Head swiveling between the 2 of us, following the debate
    Me Like, to what
    BMB Oh, about the 1900 level.
    Me Why stop there-why not 1000 AD, 0 BC, 1 million years ago, 100 million years ago
    BMB. Speechless.
    BMB Walks off, daughter stands there perplexed.
    Me To Daughter Don’t believe me, don’t believe your Dad. Study hard, pass your science subjects and make up your own mind.

    Daughter Head spinning from watching. OK…. sure….OK.

    And then it was time for my 5th ( could have been 6th) margarita.

  192. Roger

    Our nephew taught for about a year in London. He said the place was a toilet and the teachers were crap — and that was ten years ago. So it’s well and truly to high heaven by now.

    Yet it’s within living memory (just) that it was the capital of the grandest empire the world has seen.

    STGM.

  193. Black Ball

    Thanks Matrix Transform! Either way sounds like we’re fucked. Tits and his cronies will get there hands on it before I ever do. FMD

  194. Black Ball

    Nick I much prefer the term mewling quim. Watched that in between ads and what a shocking woman she is.

  195. stackja

    Roger
    #2951394, posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:50 pm
    common sense is not that common

    It used to be.

    Then modern education came along.

    Post modern education?

  196. Cactus

    Me To Daughter Don’t believe me, don’t believe your Dad. Study hard, pass your science subjects and make up your own mind.

    Ha. Great chat. I get asked by warmies why I dont have an open mind. I said I do. I used to beleive climate change was a problem, then I looked into it…

  197. Muddy

    Buckle up, mofos. We ARE the resistance.

    We are the Vengeance, Gunner.
    Beware the quiet ones.

  198. Muddy

    Thanks to Slayer of memes and Old Lefty at the top of the page for their contributions.
    I read them with great interest.

  199. Old Lefty

    I’ve taken a liking to Shadow Minister Zangari: a rare and refreshingpolitician who doesn’t recycle talking points like a robot.

  200. Muddy

    Post modern education?

    I believe the correct term is Collective Primitive education.

  201. Elle

    The cougar leaves MKR. Sad times.

    Black Ball! You watch that show?
    And other blokes here watch MAF?

    We are doomed.

    Me? I’m watching Dancing with the Stars.

    Curtly Ambrose is a hoot!

    😁

  202. Cactus

    Another funny thing. Was talking to a credentialled economist once about the Warmening. He was saying that one reason so support renewables was there are more jobs in it. I laughed involuntarily and said, I thought the point of a well functioning economy would be to have as few people as possible working to produce a key input. Why not dig holes and fill them back up again eh?

  203. Roger

    Post modern education?

    The rot began long before, stacks, with the democratic socialist theorist John Dewey, who viewed education as a means of social change.

  204. vlad

    The War Museum in Canberra put the clown (Fitzsimons) on their board, where he remains afaik.

    Poor fellow my country.

  205. Nick

    The War Museum in Canberra put the clown (Fitzsimons) on their board, where he remains afaik.

    They needed an old weapon.

  206. Steve trickler

    This is ridiculous.

    MSM crews sent to a house with no connection to the bloke in question.

    Idiots. Worthy of a lawsuit. And any journalist suggesting that this is part of the job? Get fucked, you can say no when tasked with the job. But, you did it anyway.



  207. vlad

    I gave up watching television when they switched off the analogue signal. Doesn’t sound like I’m missing much.

  208. Eyrie

    Lizzie, thanks. My knowledge of the food subject is entirely due to Mrs Eyrie’s interest in keeping us healthy.

  209. vlad

    I think they thought they needed a representative of the common man ie a cashed-up bogan.

  210. Muddy

    The War Museum in Canberra put the clown (Fitzsimons) on their board, where he remains afaik.

    The Australian Indigenous Military Industry Technology wing is in the planning stages.
    My sources tell me they’re at an impasse about displaying the 264,000 year-old photos in their collection, given the cultural beliefs about images of the dead.

  211. JC

    I’m wondering if all these Leonardo’s begin to show up after the last one sold for $450 million.

    https://news.yahoo.com/nude-mona-lisa-may-leonardo-experts-183816399.html

  212. cohenite

    Trump doing more great things to quell the alarmist destruction:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/21/delingpole-trumps-new-skeptic-led-climate-security-committee-triggers-greenies/
    Delingpole: Trump’s New Skeptic-Led Climate Security Committee Triggers Greenies
    21 Feb 2019

    President Trump is set to launch his long-awaited climate change assessment panel and the greenies are furious. Most especially they’re angry and fearful that the proposed Presidential Committee on Climate Security will be led by one of the world’s most distinguished skeptics, physicist William Happer.
    Happer is a brilliant scientist, a Princeton professor and former Director of the Office of Energy Research at the U.S. Department of Energy, with a track record which includes working on the U.S. government’s top secret weapons programs. But much to the climate establishment’s fury he is also very skeptical of man-made global warming and even more skeptical of the policy measures being introduced to ‘combat’ it.
    As Happer noted in this long-read interview:
    The predicted warming from more CO2 is grossly exaggerated. The equilibrium warming from doubling CO2 is not going to be 3° C, which might marginally be considered a problem, but closer to 1° C, which will be beneficial. One should not forget that the “global warming” is an average value. There will be little warming in the tropics and little warming at midday. What warming occurs will be mostly in temperate and polar regions, and at night. This will extend the agricultural growing season in many countries like Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia. More CO2greatly increases the efficiency of photosynthesis in plants and makes land plants more drought-resistant. So, the net result of more CO2 will be strongly beneficial for humanity.
    Short version: Happer thinks that CO2 does more good than harm.
    Naturally, the left wing media is apoplectic.
    According to Bloomberg, the creation of the new committee:
    “…illustrates the seriousness of the Trump administration’s commitment to undermining a scientific and government consensus about the national security threat posed by climate change, as rising seas, more intense storms and deeper droughts threaten to uproot communities, destroy property and create new geopolitical tensions around the globe.”
    According to the New York Times:
    The effort to establish the panel appears to be the latest step by the Trump administration to question the science of climate change, as Mr. Trump rolls back Obama-era regulations on planet-warming pollution from vehicle tailpipes and power plants. It also appears to be the latest example of Mr. Trump’s propensity to ignore the findings and recommendations of his own intelligence and defense officials.
    And for some common sense, here is a response from someone on the skeptical side of the argument:
    “It’s a great idea, spearheaded by a great guy,” said Steve Milloy, a policy adviser for the Heartland Institute, a group critical of climate science. “Sounds like the dishonest/know-nothing climate bedwetters in the national security apparatus — as well as those across the federal government — are about to get schooled in CO2 reality.”
    Milloy is right. It’s a great idea for at least two excellent reasons.
    First, in the short term, it’s a major step towards draining the global warming swamp – aka the Climate Industrial Complex. From NASA and NOAA to the Pentagon and, of course, the Environmental Protection Agency, every government department or agency – not to mention every academic institution – is chock full of Obama-era holdovers aggressively pushing the green narrative and undermining the MAGA agenda. Up till now, the Trump administration has made no formal attempt to challenge them on the science of their hysterical claims.
    Second, in the longer term, it’s a much needed insurance policy against any future Democrat administration which wants to ruin the U.S. economy with something crazy like the Green New Deal. Up until now, the argument for climate skepticism has largely been made only by a small number of underfunded scientists, think tanks and maverick reporters – but never formally by the official establishment. Not even the EPA – despite Trump’s known skepticism about “climate change” – has been bold enough to question the climate “consensus.”
    This new committee could be a game changer.

  213. Geriatric Mayfly

    I’m wondering if all these Leonardo’s begin to show up after the last one sold for $450 million.
    https://news.yahoo.com/nude-mona-lisa-may-leonardo-experts-183816399.html

    Right in the middle of a lavish tome on Leonardo by Peter Fizsimmons. Sorry, that should read Walter Isaacson. The problem in giving provenance to this new drawing is an very old one. Leonardo had a big workshop of aspiring artists in each place where he was long settled. Who did what on a canvas or piece of paper is very difficult to determine. A few touches from the master, the rest left to the lads. He was notorious for not finishing works as well. If something was completed by his hand alone, especially if of a religious nature, many copies followed, some of them top quality reproductions. Da Vinci never signed his works.

  214. Overburdened

    JC yes he was the genius.
    The Between the Wars exhibition moved me to tears.

  215. Old School Conservative

    B of M I may have mentioned this anecdote about BMI before.
    No. 1 son was playing professional rugby in the UK.
    Went to a hospital for an illness to be treated and was given the full analysis including BMI.
    6’4″, 102 kgs, slim waist, broad shoulders, deep chest and chicken legs. Lots of weights in his training program.
    BMI found him to be obese.

    Don’t totally rely on BMI measures alone.

  216. Overburdened

    The retrospective including his collected art in Brisbane quite some years back was also moving.

  217. Steve trickler

    For the time poor. 8:16 onward. ( :

    Good fun.



  218. calli

    If ever you’re in the Loire valley, go to the Clos Lucé and see da Vinci’s inventions. Worth a look and a beautiful setting.

  219. JC

    Neil Armfield scores a mention.

    One of Australia’s leading theatre directors, Neil Armfield, has told how he asked Geoffrey Rush to cover himself when he came out of the shower backstage at a New York theatre where he shared a dressing room with actress Yael Stone.

  220. Black Ball

    I think Michaelangelo was the greatest artist ever. Those magnificent sculptures Pieta and David. Then the Sistine Chapel which took close to 4 years to complete. Those things I must see.

  221. Overburdened

    Chalk and cheese, one an obsessive and passionate egotist and the other a rare gift.

  222. Top Ender

    United States Army General Norman Schwarzkopf tells in his autobiography of how he was routinely failed in his Army medicals because of his BMI and his 6’3″ height.

    IIRR he had it changed once he became boss of the Army.

  223. Overburdened

    Via Reuters it appears the baton has been handed to macron by his Deutsche kamaraden to continue the EU project.

  224. chrisl

    Yes Calli Amboise Leonardo’s final resting place We spent a week there checking out the castles of the Loire valley . Highly recommended!

  225. Steve trickler

    LMAO!

    A great interview between Jesse Lee Peterson and Jordan B Peterson.

    Has it been throttled? Duh! From 2016 and yet to crack the 20k barrier.



    JBP: Yes.

  226. JC

    I think Michaelangelo was the greatest artist ever. Those magnificent sculptures Pieta and David. Then the Sistine Chapel which took close to 4 years to complete. Those things I must see.

    This dude is not bad either, you know. Raphael

  227. Snoopy

    It took 38 years, but Pail Keating’s plan has finally achieved its purpose. All Australian public companies are now controlled by ALP aligned trade unions.

  228. JC

    There is life/ business outside of public companies, Snoopy: private equity. This is where the real action is in terms of compensation and ensuring objectives perfectly align with the owners. All is not lost.

  229. JC

    That’s the beauty of capitalism. It’s as slippery as a eel.

  230. MatrixTransform

    8:16 onward

    Petersen is gold.
    Never tire of listening to that man.
    He’s definitely invited to the BBQ

  231. MatrixTransform

    Jesse, that is

  232. Leigh Lowe

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    #2951406, posted on March 5, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Mr Howard went on to say that Peter FitzSimons wasn’t worthy of the task of tying Carlyon’s bootlace.

    Mr Howard went on to say that Mike Carlton wasn’t worthy of the task of tying Carlyon’s bootlace

    Mr Carlyon was turning in his grave at the thought that someone would start two consecutive paragraphs with “Mr Howard went on to say …”.

  233. MatrixTransform

    Tommy Robinson gets an invite too … yeah, one Man.

    LOL

  234. MatrixTransform

    and Jordan Petersen can come too as long as he shuts up about Nietzsche

  235. DrBeauGan

    Jesse Peterson impresses me a lot. He has a good brain which he doesn’t flaunt, and he’s a brilliant interviewer.

  236. Overburdened

    I note that Sharia banking and other Isl#mic initiatives are no longer cluttering up the news at present.
    Whether this means that Isl#mic initiatives are now normalised into the financial structure of the first world economies, like halal practice in Oz, or that the Project Managers have decided that it would be better to keep changing focus to render the population confused and dispirited, l don’t know.
    Art being a question of what you like, it would be nice to be able to admire Yellow Red Blue 1925 Wasily Kandinsky at my leisure.

  237. DrBeauGan

    What kind of racist moron wants to choose paintings on the basis of the skin colour of the artist?

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