Wednesday Forum: March 6, 2019

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  1. dover_beach

    Add to that VicPol sent the same brief to the DPP office THREE TIMES before the DPP finally folded and took the matter to court…

    No new evidence was added after the first or second attempts… Just kept sending the same file back until the DPP caved…

    Is there a link that establishes that the Cathedral charges was submitted to the DDP three times before being accepted? This would be appreciated.

  2. dover_beach

    Dover, in the circles I inhabit, the Pell trial is seen as a purely Catholic thing.

    Once I pull out the cluebat, the faces and attitudes change rapidly. There is hope.

    Indeed, but the attitude, to begin with, is appalling.

  3. calli

    People generally compartmentalise their lives, DrBeau. I don’t blame them.

    On another subject, I thought of you when I saw this. Watch it or you’ll be next. 😃

  4. Zatara

    Show me a trans that beat a male. not likely.

  5. Tel

    Notorious killer, gang founder and ISIS supporter Bassam Hamzy has his sentence for bashing a prison officer quashed – because the judge says his jail conditions are enough punishment

    Totally wild guess but the prison guards might take the judge’s instructions literally.

  6. Notafan

    Every single person saying yeh na he must have done it should attend solemn mass at the cathedral during Advent and come back and less us how the archbishop goes missing immediately after mass, and noone notices and for some unknown reason goes to the priests sacristy where amazingly two choir boys who are also MIA are scoffing red wine that isn’t even there.

  7. Nick

    Today’s Ash Wednesday reading sums up our SJW virtue signaling world, perfectly

    Matthew 6:5

    “When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for
    they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the
    corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most
    certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.

  8. egg_

    in the circles I inhabit, the Pell trial is seen as a purely Catholic thing.

    Spoke to a (Liberal Wet) lapsed Catholic female friend on the Lower North Shore – a stone’s throw from Gladys Bejigglin’s orifice, and they repeated the meme of Pe ll paying the price for others’ sins – unfvcking believable.
    Presumably, they share the opinion of their mates (Doctors Wives set) – small wonder that Kerryn Phelps can con this lot.

  9. Notafan

    May 2017 article at Herald Sunpay walled

  10. Nick

    Just a question, will anti sports stadium demolition man, FitzSimons, rail against today’s court decision allowing demolition, or will he accept the decision of the court entirely ?

  11. Snoopy

    That’s why the “body count” notion was a failure.
    It was both an attempt by McNamara to set a data point, and an example of how little the US military knew about guerrilla warfare in general, and the Vietnamese in particular.

    That Robert McNamara dickhead must have been a Republican. Correct?

  12. Notafan

    Yes and Catholics are nqr or worse.

    It’s the underlying bigotry that has allowed this to fester.

    Because only Catholics have a celibate priesthood and a ‘works’ theology and worship Mary, etc etc

    Nudge nudge wink wink

    Even though faiths that have married ministers also had serious rates of offending against children.

  13. Nick

    Nota, I know of Catholics and at least one priest that are smirking at the verdict !

  14. Snoopy

    Just a question, will anti sports stadium demolition man, FitzSimons, rail against today’s court decision allowing demolition, or will he accept the decision of the court entirely ?

    Steve Price didn’t take the news too well.

  15. dover_beach

    Every single person saying yeh na he must have done it should attend solemn mass at the cathedral during Advent and come back and less us how the archbishop goes missing immediately after mass, and noone notices and for some unknown reason goes to the priests sacristy where amazingly two choir boys who are also MIA are scoffing red wine that isn’t even there.

    Did the Four Corner’s reenact how the then Archbishop departed from his procession unnoticed, how the choir boys slipped away unnoticed, where the priests, altar servers, Sacriston, and his assistant, all were immediately following the Mass while not attending to the altar, etc., what the public, incl. the parents were doing, what the Master of Ceremonies was doing while not attending to the Archbishop, what the Choir Master was doing with two choir boys missing, and the like. Television documentaries love doing these reenacts in order to give the audience a sense of what might have occurred. And yet, did the ABC do this or was it all close ups of monstrances, chalices, altar scenes, puffs of smoke, the usual background the ABC uses when spreading calumnies against Christianity, and Catholicism, in particular?

  16. dover_beach

    Did Four Corners…

  17. Dr Fred Lenin

    Dr Beau Gan as a fellow doctor ,would you and Calli have any use for my guillotines , a wonderfull product for supplying severed heads , they are quick. Cheap and have a 100 per cent success rate ,only thing,they are a bit messy, but nothing a fire engine wont fix . We also make horse drawn tumbrills ,excellent vehicles for the condemned to have their last look around on ,adds to the historic enjoyment of the soectacle . The guillotines come with a free basket to catch the articles removed by the blade to stop them rolling around the site looking untidy .

  18. calli

    they repeated the meme of Pe ll paying the price for others’ sins –

    Perhaps I didn’t make myself clear.

    They didn’t know about the ins and outs of the case. These are people of good heart, not vengeful plicks. And they are shocked because they relied on the courts. The “Catholic thing” – because no one ever believes such a thing could ever happen to them and they had no idea about how the sacristy works. The minister’s private office it ain’t.

  19. Nick

    Dover, anyone who has spent time around such situations would know the claims are farcical.

  20. calli

    A bought a guillotine at Aldi – a Special Buy. Only does paper, but. Plus perforations and a nice wavy edge.

    Could be useful. I will give it some thought…

  21. egg_

    They didn’t know about the ins and outs of the case.

    Yes, nor do I believe that the others do either, they’ve just absorbed all the anti-Catholic rhetoric in the lay press over the years and assume that Pe ll is the scapegoat for others past sins.
    Incredible.

  22. When Saigon fell in 1975 the war was over.

    Looks like my point sailed right over your head.
    Probably because your head was actually up your backside.
    I could spell it out in words you would understand, but I’ve gor better things to do.

  23. That Robert McNamara dickhead must have been a Republican. Correct?

    His biggest problem was that he was American.
    Republicans and Democrats have, in general, one problem in common.
    They were brought up and encultured in the USA.
    They understand sfa about other cultures, and are not prepared to learn.

    It’s called American exceptionalism. The war in Vietnam was its clearest expression.

  24. Top Ender

    Death of a last survivor of the 19 February 1942 raid

    Commander Herbert Kriloff, USN, one of the last survivors of the combat action which took place in Darwin on 19 February 1942, has died in Melbourne at the age of 103.

    As a lieutenant in the United States Navy, Herb was at his post on the destroyer/seaplane tender USS William B Preston, in Darwin harbour when the Japanese air armada attacked on that fateful Thursday.

    One of Preston’s charges, a twin-engine Catalina seaplane, had taken off that morning on patrol to scout for Japanese forces. The other three aircraft were at their moorings when the incoming fighters and bombers came in from the south-east, having circled around to attack with surprise out of the morning sun. Within minutes the seaplanes were burning, and the Preston, having loosed her anchor, was accelerating down the harbour to gain searoom. That day she fired an incredible 18,000 rounds from all sorts of weapons at her attackers.

    Herb Kriloff was later to pen the work Officer of the Deck – Top Ender edited the second edition – and he wrote that the experiences of the 19th February stayed with him for life. Preston was strafed and bombed, and only narrowly escaped collision with the sinking destroyer USS Peary, which sank with 88 men dying.

    The Preston made it out of the harbour, stopping at sea to bury 14 of her dead, and then voyaged through Perth and Adelaide to the east coast to get the ship repaired.

    In Sydney Kriloff met Dagmar, who followed him to the States as his wife. He commanded a further warship in the Atlantic. Later post-war they came back to Australia, this time following in the footsteps of their daughter, who has survived him, along with two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Dagmar died in 2015, aged 106.

    Commander Kriloff, who also wrote Proceed Orange, Assume Command, was one of the last survivors of the biggest air attack ever to strike Australian soil, and one of the pioneers, in more ways than one, of the Alliance between the United States and Australia, which binds our two nations together today.

    -o-o-O-o-o-

    Released on behalf of the family by Military Historian Top Ender

  25. Baldrick

    March, April, May. The wheels at the Appeals’ Court grind awful slow.

    It’s Victoria, their Appeals Court is about to be grinding to a halt, very soon.

  26. feelthebern

    Just a thought, why didn’t Pell’s defence show a video of how many people are involved in a mass at a cathedral.
    And then have someone show the volume of fabric involved with what Pell was wearing.

  27. egg_

    I have a distinct intuition that exchanging your sanity for membership of the elite will be far less attractive when the elite are dangling. Or, to keep Percy content, have their heads on pikes.

    I like the idea of recycling them via a 330 kV arc and throwing their carbon remains into a coal-fired generator.

  28. Myrddin Seren

    Death of a last survivor of the 19 February 1942 raid

    Thanks TE.

    Incredible.

  29. Nick

    Go Cassie, a mention on Bolt!

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    Just a thought, why didn’t Pell’s defence show a video of how many people are involved in a mass at a cathedral.And then have someone show the volume of fabric involved with what Pell was wearing.

    Inadmissible. It would have to be camera verite of the actual scene itself. Some perv for example behind a keyhole recording the whole debauch. The sort of thing if VicPol get hold of they pass around the stations.

  31. thefrollickingmole

    So the Chinese/Riussians supplying/training and reinforcing the North Vietnamese were legitimate whereas the Allied (Yanks/us) forces supporting South Vietnam werent because…..?

    Please stop the bullcrap about it being the plucky Viets vs the world, without massive assistance , I do agree the Viets should have been left to themselves, but reality says that would mhave just rubber stamped a Communist takeover within 2 years of the French being kicked out and a flow on to other states like Indonesia.
    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/vietnam/hist-2nd-indochina-ussr.htm
    Soviet military aid to Vietnam began after the Second World War to assist Ho Chi Minh in his struggle against returning French rule. This aid continued after Vietnam divided. North Vietnamese-backed guerrillas tried to overthrow the South Vietnamese government using this aid. Estimates of the total cost of the Soviet Union’s support to the North Vietnam government range from $3.6 billion to $8 billion [in then-year U.S. dollars].


    Beginning in November 1964, relations with the Soviet Union took a new turn, evidently because of Moscow’s avowed intention to render active support to Hanoi in its political and military confrontation with the United States. On 17 November 1964, the Soviet Politburo decided to send increased support to North Vietnam. This aid included aircraft, radar, artillery, air defense systems, small arms, ammunition, food and medical supplies. They also sent Soviet military personnel to North Vietnam-the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Vietnam (DRVN). Some 15,000 Soviet personnelserved in Indo-China as advisers and occasionally as combatants. The largest part of the Soviet adviser personnel were air defense officers.

    Vietnam had a chance to be another powerhouse if the South had won the war, instead theyve had decades of awful Soviet style collectivism which has broken down into a semi dictatorship of the politburo combined with rampant capitalism.

  32. Nick

    Anne Summers on Bolt. She looks like Bob Ellis in drag.

  33. Snoopy

    I do agree the Viets should have been left to themselves, but reality says that would have just rubber stamped a Communist takeover within 2 years of the French being kicked out and a flow on to other states like Indonesia.

    You say that like it would have been a bad thing.

    /Numbers

  34. Boambee John

    Numbers at 1850

    but I’ve gor better

    Or have you got better things to do?

  35. thefrollickingmole

    Ive got a million ton of salt if you want to stake a few of the lesser offenders out for a week or 2 in the sun.

    Just let them know “Its for the children” as they shrivel and dry.

  36. Arky

    The USA is the greatest country in the history of the world.
    God bless America.

  37. Atoms for Peace

    The best way to look at the Cardinal Pell case is to ask yourself
    ” Would you be happy to see a relative convicted on that evidence ”
    Introspection time for some on this thread methinks..

  38. DrBeauGan

    Dr Fred Lenin
    #2951993, posted on March 6, 2019 at 6:42 pm
    Dr Beau Gan as a fellow doctor ,would you and Calli have any use for my guillotines , a wonderfull product for supplying severed heads , they are quick. Cheap and have a 100 per cent success rate ,only thing,they are a bit messy, but nothing a fire engine wont fix . We also make horse drawn tumbrills ,excellent vehicles for the condemned to have their last look around on ,adds to the historic enjoyment of the soectacle . The guillotines come with a free basket to catch the articles removed by the blade to stop them rolling around the site looking untidy .

    The only reservation I have Dr. Fred is that it might be too painless. It has been suggested that piano wire and lamp-posts is the way to go. Yet others have suggested decapitation with a spoon.

  39. Atoms for Peace

    Snoopy. God throws tsunamis at Indos

  40. Bruce in WA

    This well-regulated militia?

    No, dickwit, this type of “well-regulated” militia:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQb-1j2ryaw

    Incidentally, when I first began full-bore shooting, we operated under a warrant from the army; no police licence required. The army also supplied us with 7.62 ammunition. As part of my club membership, I had to sign an agreement that said I understood that, in the event of Australia being at war, I could be conscripted to act as a civilian firearms instructor. Guess we had a pretty good “well-regulated militia” here too — at least until Howard’s persecution and personal hatred of firearms caused the entire system to be scrubbed.

  41. cohenite

    Nick

    #2952009, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Go Cassie, a mention on Bolt!

    Was that our Cassie complaining about NIB and some activist group called giants or some shit.

  42. Bruce of Newcastle

    Well done TE.
    Bon voyage Cdr. Kriloff.

    (It looks like Cdr. & Mrs Kriloff’s daughter also married an Aussie, so another long running US-Oz alliance appears to’ve started in Darwin.)

  43. Tintarella di Luna

    Go Cassie, a mention on Bolt!

    What a gal is our cassie, We can be activists too, such a shame I am not a member of NIB – but I have written to Specsavers to let them know that the two sets of spectacles I would have purchased from Specsavers I purchased elsewhere because of their pulling ads on Sky which are deliberate attacks on freedom of speech.

  44. DrBeauGan

    That people see nothing wrong with making Pell a scapegoat for the whole Catholic church is a serious worry.

  45. cohenite

    Anne Summers on Bolt. She looks like Bob Ellis in drag.

    Nah, that’s not human, but whatever it is it is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.

  46. Tintarella di Luna

    Anne Summers on Bolt. She looks like Bob Ellis in drag.

    The inside reflected on the outside – her hair was such a mess, it must have been the broomstick ride to the NPC.

  47. 1735099

    Read Max Hastings – Vietnam, An Epic Tragedy.

    It’s quite clear that through the whole exercise – from Kennedy on – both Republicans and Democrats were more concerned with winning the next election than with “saving the Vietnamese from Communism”.

  48. Tintarella di Luna

    Was that our Cassie complaining about NIB and some activist group called giants or some shit.

    Sure was cohenite, We can be activists too

  49. Boambee John

    1735099
    #2952029, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:23 pm
    Read Max Hastings – Vietnam, An Epic Tragedy

    Have you read Greg Blake, To Pierce the Tyrant’s Heart, yet?

  50. Elle

    What a gal is our cassie

    A most perceptive gal.

    Excellent!

  51. 1735099

    The USA is the greatest country in the history of the world

    Can’t be. Fatty 5D* says it isn’t and he’s going to fix that.

    *Trump has weight problem and was deferred from service in Vietnam 5 times.

  52. Slayer of Memes

    dover,

    Is there a link that establishes that the Cathedral charges was submitted to the DDP three times before being accepted? This would be appreciated.

    Here is Percy quoting an article from ‘The Australian’ (paywalled, natch) where it was reported..

  53. hzhousewife

    Released on behalf of the family by Military Historian Top Ender

    Thanks TE. I really enjoy the biography stuff you and Baldrick have done on the Cat over the years.

  54. DrBeauGan

    Arky
    #2952017, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:15 pm
    The USA is the greatest country in the history of the world.
    God bless America.

    True. But there are people here who think top country should have been awarded to the Soviet Union. And now it’s too late.

  55. Notafan

    Yes Nick

    No doubt

    Of the KKK variety

  56. Dr Fred Lenin

    Dr Beau Gan while I appreciate your need for vengeance we must not stoop to the inhumane levels of the socialists Hitler ,Stalin Mao , Pol pot etc ,we must not only be humane , but be seen ti be humane ,bit like justice in Victoria

  57. Slayer of Memes

    dover,

    There is also a piece on Quadrant where the comment about the brief being sent to the DPP three times was made…

    Perhaps areff can find out the source for that from the author of that piece?

  58. TFM:

    So the Chinese/Russians supplying/training and reinforcing the North Vietnamese were legitimate whereas the Allied (Yanks/us) forces supporting South Vietnam weren’t because…..?

    I was wondering if someone was going to point out that little bit of hypocrisy.

  59. 1735099

    Greg Blake’s work is interesting, and well researched, but it’s a bit one dimensional.
    Military nerds would enjoy it.

  60. Notafan

    Between 600,000 and a million, predominantly Catholic Vietnamese headed south on partition (leaving behind nearly everything)
    .

    No-one cares what they thought, or wanted.

  61. Atoms for Peace

    Numbers. There is nothing romantic about communism. If you like eating cabbage, getting pissed on boot polish /vodka mixes and living in a worm eaten Besser block squat, I take it all back.

  62. Elle

    Just catching up on the news.

    Milo not granted a visa because of alleged anti-Semitism?

    I’m not a great fan of Milo. Have never thought him to be an anti-Semite though.

    Visas appear to be granted … conveniently.

  63. Elle

    And knocked back conveniently.

  64. Bruce of Newcastle

    That people see nothing wrong with making Pell a scapegoat for the whole Catholic church is a serious worry.

    DrB – It’s been going on for a very long time. When Stephen told the elites what they were doing wrong they actually stuck their fingers in their ears and howled at the tops of their voices so they wouldn’t hear him.

    So like the left now it’s creepy.

  65. Atoms for Peace

    Oi, numbers. Just did a quick check on PPQ
    ” TRABANT ” is still available a s a personalized number plate

  66. Tom

    The USA is the greatest country in the history of the world.
    God bless America.

    It was touch-and-go for a while, but thank God you didn’t turn out to be a fascist zombie, Arky. The USA is the greatest country I’ve lived in as well.

    Heroic that you survived the Marxist school staff room, unlike the communist troll who is given open slather here.

  67. Dr Fred Lenin

    Saw a show on tv , guy dressed as a clown anther guy says to him “is that you Harry ? You didnt tell me you were going into politics”

  68. DrBeauGan

    Dr Fred Lenin
    #2952039, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:32 pm
    Dr Beau Gan while I appreciate your need for vengeance we must not stoop to the inhumane levels of the socialists Hitler ,Stalin Mao , Pol pot etc ,we must not only be humane , but be seen ti be humane ,bit like justice in Victoria

    Not vengeance, Dr. Fred. Justice. I’m big on Justice. And it has to contain a retribution element in my view.

    I’ve thought that since I was a minor at a meeting of Mensa in London, when an elderly Jèwish man said much the same and got shouted down by the progressive faction, about three quarters of those present. I didn’t bother with them much after that. They didn’t strike me as all that bright.

  69. Bruce of Newcastle

    The USA is the greatest country in the history of the world

    Can’t be. Fatty 5D* says it isn’t and he’s going to fix that.

    It was until Obama became President.
    Now Trump is making the US great again.
    With serious success too.

    China’s manufacturing activity shrinks again in February but at slower pace (1 Mar)
    China to slash taxes, boost lending to prop up slowing economy (5 Mar)

    Smells like victory.

  70. Ivan Denisovich

    Australia has the noble savage and Asia has the undefeatable Vietnamese.

  71. Cassie of Sydney

    Funny how they ban Milo for “supposed” anti-Semitism yet allow in the country Islamic hate preachers who sprout real anti-Semitism.

    Strange world we live in.

  72. cohenite

    Which arsehole in that government of arseholes is responsible for banning Milo?

  73. Gab

    Mob rule in Victoria starts with the courts.

  74. Cassie of Sydney

    Can anyone recommend a good health fund? I need to change mine.

  75. Gab

    As for the jury “of his peers”, I bet there wasn’t one practicing Catholic who had been to solemn Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on a Sunday.

  76. Tom

    Strange world we live in.

    Not at all, Cassie. We live in a world that is simply one of moral cowardice. Our ancestors would be ashamed.

  77. Atoms for Peace

    If the world is going to end in 12 years due to climate change, why do governments still have preservation ages on superannuation past that date ?

  78. cohenite

    Can anyone recommend a good health fund? I need to change mine.

    My wife is a teacher; none better than the NSW TH. Don’t know if you have to be a chalkie.

  79. Fat Tony

    Gab- a jury of his peers would be a dozen Cardinals….

  80. Old Lefty

    Indeed, Gab, I saw a report (in former Fairfax) that members of the jury pool were told that if they had a bridge against the Catholic church, or were Catholic (!), they should ask to be excused from the jury. Discrimination outcry, anyone?

  81. Tel

    Pauline Hanson gets right behind Milo.

    If she ever finds a few loyal helpers who aren’t complete idiots … the major parties are in trouble.

  82. Leigh Lowe

    Cassie of Sydney

    #2952058, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Can anyone recommend a good health fund? I need to change mine

    We are in Defence Health.
    I can’t claim to have done a line-by-line comparison to other funds, but at the claiming end of things, they are good.
    You might expect to have to had a history of service in the ADF to qualify, but I think they have relaxed entry quals.

  83. I have written to Specsavers to let them know that the two sets of spectacles I would have purchased from Specsavers I purchased elsewhere because of their pulling ads on Sky

    Onya Tinta.
    Anyone else we should boycott?
    My paltry contribution was to put Gillette products back on the shelf yesterday & purchase Schick instead.

  84. Black Ball

    Moral cowardice and appeasement to those that wish us harm Tom. There is a war happening today between those who wish to form the country in their own deformations and those who want less government, more enterprise and value for their toil.

  85. Old Lefty

    One of the by-products of the P e LL trial is that it is sucking the media oxygen away from the Royal Commission into the Barrister X affair. The ABC and former Fairfax will want to keep it that way, now that Fatty Ashton and Sgt Smith are their pin-up boys.

    The inquiry has already caught out VicPol for lying to the courts. It turns out that Ms Gobbo was an informant from twice as long as the police admitted during the court cases, and became one not out of public spirit, but because they offered to go easy on drug charges if they did.

    I wouldn’t trust VicPol as far as I could throw Fatty Ashton with a broken arm.

  86. Elle

    Can anyone recommend a good health fund? I need to change mine.

    I’m with Medibank. Premiums rising.
    Re-thinking my options.

    I don’t have a fear of becoming ill and having to line up at a public hospital.
    The only reason I have private health insurance is because if you earn more than $90,000 a year and don’t have health insurance you pay extra tax, in the form of the Medicare Levy Surcharge.

    I’m 52 and have never had to seek help from my health fund.
    I know a couple of Libertarians who don’t have private health insurance.
    Am considering rebelling.

    Risky?

  87. Fat Tony

    Is Gobbo a joke name like Biggus Dickus??

  88. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tel
    #2952066, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    Pauline Hanson gets right behind Milo.

    If she ever finds a few loyal helpers who aren’t complete idiots … the major parties are in trouble.”

    Yep, I like Pauline….she speaks the truth and she is not a scaredy cat however her choice in men has been….ahem…bad….although she might have finally changed that with Latham. But I’ll forgive her because I reckon she is one of the few in Canberra who speaks up for us.

  89. Tom

    My paltry contribution was to put Gillette products back on the shelf yesterday & purchase Schick instead.

    I did the same, Socrates, but Schick is shit — second-rate blunt garbage that can’t cut it on a man’s face. I’d like to hear from Cats who have a viable alternative or otherwise I’m going back to Gillette for quality reasons. #FuckGillette.

  90. Boambee John

    Numbers at 1934

    well researched, but it’s a bit one dimensional.

    Translated, “well researched, but doesn’t come to conclusions I like”?

  91. Leigh Lowe

    Old Lefty

    #2952072, posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    One of the by-products of the P e LL trial is that it is sucking the media oxygen away from the Royal Commission into the Barrister X affair. 

    She is not so much barrister X as ex-barrister.
    But an interesting dichotomy here.
    Hunchback Dan is looking at introducing legislation to force Catholic priests to inform police of crimes revealed in the confessional … whilst we are running a royal commission into a lawyer who told the police of crimes committed by her client which she learned of under legal privilege.

  92. Elle

    Re Pauline Hanson and Mark Latham; mention Latham to leftards and they don’t really know who he is. Mention Hanson, and they react hysterically, frothing at the mouth. All the while unable to articulate why they don’t like her.

  93. Cassie of Sydney

    Elle, Milo is an attention seeker…a provocateur…who says outrageous things to….outrage and annoy people. I sometimes find him a little crass although I have listened to some interviews where he is very sober and correct on most things.

    He should not be banned….this is such a travesty. I can’t believe this country. As Tim Blair has written this afternoon about this increasingly totalitarian Australia we are living in…

    “Next step: banning books. We’re returning to the 1950s, except without all the great things about the 1950s.”

    I think Blair has nailed it.

  94. Cassie of Sydney

    “Tom
    #2952077, posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm
    My paltry contribution was to put Gillette products back on the shelf yesterday & purchase Schick instead.

    I did the same, Socrates, but Schick is shit — second-rate blunt garbage that can’t cut it on a man’s face. I’d like to hear from Cats who have a viable alternative or otherwise I’m going back to Gillette for quality reasons. #FuckGillette.”

    What about a beard….they are very masculine.

  95. Boambee John

    Gab
    #2952059, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:53 pm
    As for the jury “of his peers”, I bet there wasn’t one practicing Catholic who had been to solemn Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral on a Sunday.

    When “jury of his peers” was introduced, travel, even for the wealthy was slow and inconvenient. Those peers would have usually lived in the area, and known the accused, either personally or by reputation.

  96. Roger

    Oh, I see, this arsehole.

    A Morrison appointment.

    The proverbial curate’s egg – good in parts.

    Better yet, a cryptorchid stallion – not recommended for reproducing.

  97. Black Ball

    It’s all about optics Leigh Lowe. Vicpol needed Pell for validation. Royal commissions in my mind are only time and money wasters on things that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Andrews knows what he is doing.

  98. Ivan Denisovich

    But an interesting dichotomy here.
    Hunchback Dan is looking at introducing legislation to force Catholic priests to inform police of crimes revealed in the confessional … whilst we are running a royal commission into a lawyer who told the police of crimes committed by her client which she learned of under legal privilege.

    Excellent point, Leigh.

  99. I noted Bolt mentioned Dennis Atkins of the Courier Mail criticising him over his support of Pell.

    Just read the Atkins article which is headed “Pell’s supporters spurn the jury system”. He has a go at Bolt, Miranda Divine and Howard and Abbot.

    The article basically says we should accept the verdict of the jury. However his subsequent drivel goes on to show why I believe we should not.

    I quote “The evidence against Pell by any measure is compelling. Much of it is contained in the book Cardinal : the rise and fall of George Pell by ABC journalist Louise Milligan and was summarised in her report on Monday nights Four Corners”

    (Well I am glad we know the jury made their decision based on matters not entered in evidence in the Carhedral trial. Thanks for confirming how justice now works in Australia. Hopefully Milligan can write the book about Shortens accuser and then she will be believed !)

    He continues “many of the claims against Pell are repulsive, and apart from his stuanch rebuttal in relation to the charges he has been found guilty of, are only challenged on the basis of he could not have possibly done them. These repulsive acts are outlined by victims and witnesses”.

    (I am confused about whether he is talk about the 4 Corners “evidence” or you know the actual trial. There was only one victim who gave evidence in the real case not Atkins TV show case. Likewise there was no other witness in the trial who supported the main witnesses acount. There were plenty who supported Pell’s evidence that the circumstances of the allegation just could not have happened as described. Strangely Atkins column makes no mention of those witnesses who supported Pell.

    Unfortunately many who don’t follow news in detail will believe the Atkins column reflects what happened.

    His column is a perfect example of how the press can twist a story. It is basically from the Hadley school of investigative reporting. That is STFU I know better than you.

    It is factually incorrect and Bolt was right to call him out.

    I don’t read the CM every day but hope they give Bolt a right of reply.

  100. Snoopy

    I did the same, Socrates, but Schick is shit — second-rate blunt garbage that can’t cut it on a man’s face.

    Give the ALDI ones a go. The ones with replaceable blades, not the disposables. They’re very ordinary.

  101. Old Lefty

    Incoherent Rambler’s scenario @4.37 of the Yas govt advertising contraceptives if you want fewer brothers and sisters recalls the priceless Birth Control Parade on Evelyn Waugh’s Black Mischief. Read it before the thought police ban it.

  102. Neil

    I’m 52 and have never had to seek help from my health fund.

    Neither did I until I started getting some huge dental bills. I rang up Medibank Private and to my surprise I get 2 free dental checkups/year plus some rebates on some dental work. plus I get $100/year to spend on anything I want eg glasses, whatever. I was in MP for 8 years before I new this. I should have had $800 to spend on anything I wanted but it caps at $500. So I had $500 to spend

  103. hzhousewife

    I’m 52 and have never had to seek help from my health fund.
    I know a couple of Libertarians who don’t have private health insurance.
    Am considering rebelling.

    Risky?

    Different scenario if you are single versus “Married with Children”.
    We benefited by having Income Protection Insurance/two cancers while self-employed scenario, your Super might come into play here. We stay with private health insurance because access should anything else happen. If you are disciplined to put aside equiv dollars every year for 20 years then are happy to use theose dollars when needed for hips/knees/chemo privately when the time comes, then do that. Cost in eyes and teeth too.We are in HCF and contented, they do travel insurance also, and covered the kids till 25. It is not simple.
    Funnily enough, I sometimes wonder why we have House and Contents Insurance thes days, esp Contents as things are so relatively heap these days to replace.

  104. Snoopy

    What about a beard….they are very masculine.

    Who wants to be mistaken for a moosley? Or worse, a hipster?

  105. Boambee John

    Via Instapundit

    Swamp Monster Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is In Hot Water Over $1 Mil Slush Fund.

    m0nty

    Get in here and explain this gross breach of electoral funding laws!

  106. JC

    Can anyone recommend a good health fund? I need to change mine.

    We have a policy with all the trimmings. Every time I go to the dentist and get hit for a gazillion, insurance covers 30 bucks if I’m lucky.

    I’m thinking of just going for hospital cover only as the rest is a rip off. Fuck’em.

  107. I did the same, Socrates, but Schick is shit — second-rate blunt garbage that can’t cut it on a man’s face.

    Thanks Tom, handy to know.
    This time I was just buying shaving cream – surely I’ve not made a mistake with that?

  108. Snoopy

    Cassie of Sydney
    #2952058, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    Can anyone recommend a good health fund? I need to change mine.

    The Qantas Assure health fund is just a rebranded NIB. Sigh.

  109. hzhousewife

    Is Gobbo a joke name like Biggus Dickus??

    No.
    Niece of ( I think) Sir James Augustine Gobbo AC, CVO, QC (born 22 March 1931) is a retired Australian jurist and was the 25th Governor of Victoria (ref wiki).

  110. Cassie of Sydney

    “Snoopy
    #2952093, posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:27 pm
    What about a beard….they are very masculine.

    Who wants to be mistaken for a moosley? Or worse, a hipster?”

    True but moosley men trim their beards a particular way….the jihad way. I can always tell a moosley beard and I know what that beard represents…..kill all J**s, kill all infidels, kill, kill, kill.

    Such a religion of peace…isn’t it.

    Such a peaceful religion…isn’t it.

    Such a religion of dead body pieces…isn’t it.

    Anyway…back to beards.

  111. Black Ball

    Swamp Monster Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is In Hot Water Over $1 Mil Slush Fund.

    If Monty only watched CNN and read ABC sites, fair chance he hasn’t heard of it. Or Trudeau and his corruption.

  112. Snoopy

    Just read the Atkins article which is headed “Pell’s supporters spurn the jury system”. He has a go at Bolt, Miranda Divine and Howard and Abbot.

    Dennis ‘Foxtail’ Atkins is an expert on the perversion of justice.

  113. vlad

    The DPP has dropped the contempt charges against Crikey and the ABC while leaving all of the others (a hundred plus) still pending, with no reason given.

    RIP the rule of law in Victoria. Welcome to the Soviet Union reborn.

  114. calli

    (I am confused about whether he is talk about the 4 Corners “evidence” or you know the actual trial.

    An actual “trial by media”, and the cheeky, stupid buggers have the hide to admit it.

    On Latham, he is a Bugman. He didn’t even need to be pressed to loudly condemn Abbott and Howard for offering character references for Pell.

    He is dead to me. One day he might be scratching around for someone to give him a good character reference. I hope none can be found.

  115. Roger

    We have a policy with all the trimmings. Every time I go to the dentist and get hit for a gazillion, insurance covers 30 bucks if I’m lucky.

    I’m thinking of just going for hospital cover only as the rest is a rip off. Fuck’em.

    Dental usually has an annual cap and a quite modest one at that.

    If you need major work you’re going to be quite quickly out of pocket, and significantly so given what dentists charge.

    You’d be better off putting the equivalent of the premium into a salary sacrifice account that can be used for dental expenses if you can.

  116. “Snoopy
    #2952093, posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:27 pm
    What about a beard….they are very masculine.
    Who wants to be mistaken for a moosley? Or worse, a hipster?”

    I’ve had a flowing beard for years.
    There is Zero chance of me ever being mistaken for a moosley, & even less of being mistaken for a hipster (whatever that is)

  117. vlad

    None of the baggers of the verdict critics mention the left wing ones. Frank Brennan, Paul Kelly, John Silvester, Guy Rundle.

    It’s all just Bolta, Miranda etc.

  118. Boambee John

    JC

    Many years ago we signed up for Extras cover when our son was expecting some orthodontic work.

    After all was done, I did a rough comparison. We would probably have been better off paying the lot, then claiming the expense off tax as could be done then (thanks Whine Swine).

    We cancelled the Extras cover promptly.

  119. JC

    I’ve had a flowing beard for years.

    Of course.

  120. feelthebern

    The DPP has dropped the contempt charges against Crikey and the ABC while leaving all of the others (a hundred plus) still pending, with no reason given.

    Linky?
    This is huge news.

  121. JC

    Mention Hanson, and they react hysterically, frothing at the mouth. All the while unable to articulate why they don’t like her.

    She’s a leftwinger on economic issues, so they should half like her.

  122. Boambee John

    Black Ball
    #2952102, posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    Swamp Monster Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is In Hot Water Over $1 Mil Slush Fund.

    If Monty only watched CNN and read ABC sites, fair chance he hasn’t heard of it. Or Trudeau and his corruption.

    I’m sure you are correct, however he regularly appears here dribbling on about alleged campaign finance breaches by DJT for much smaller sums. Just preparing the battlespace for his next foray.

    Same with voter suppression, he babbles on about alleged Republican malfeasance, but ignores proven Demorat activities.

  123. feelthebern

    Private health cover is a rort.
    It shouldn’t be compulsory.
    I have the most basic cover possible with a 500 buck excess & it still costs me 180 odd per month.

  124. Snoopy

    Just watching a show on SBS called Australia in Colour. The film footage is great. The commentary is totally dishonest shit. Straight out lies and omissions. Unwatchable with the sound on.

  125. Fat Tony

    If the Hunchback brings in legislation about the Confessional, he will gaol priests – a Cardinal has been gaoled, so priests definitely will be.
    All it needs is for someone to set the priest up….

  126. Rockdoctor

    Leigh Lowe
    #2952067, posted on March 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Us brats of a former serving members are eligible as well even without a days service on our part. We have had cover for years, from the AHBS days when my mum was able to cover me still as a dependent while I was at Uni…

    Mind you even though a great health fund (I have shopped around in the past & told to keep it by competitors) the latest hike has us looking at our level of cover on everything. It is now though at a point where we are really going to have to start paring back the cover especially on the extras due to endless multiple-GDP percentage rises in premiums a year. IMO this is the mistake Insurance is making all over, there only so much rises people with stagnant wage growth can take.

  127. JC

    Europeans have some great traditions that didn’t really seem to migrate here.

    My kid came back from the UK with a delightful English gal. They were out last night, but this evening they came to our place and she made savory pancakes , which apparently is what they have in the UK to celebrate the arrival of Lent: Shrove Tuesday. Yea I know, it’s Wednesday, but as I said they were out last night and couldn’t make it.

  128. C.L.

    If it’s true Kidd asked potential Catholic jurors to excuse themselves, that is unlawful.
    Victorian and Commonwealth guidelines for “stand-asides”:

    … the Crown must not be seen to select a jury favourable to the Crown and stand asides should never be based on generic factors such as age, gender, race, physical appearance or occupation

    As with the DPP (Vic) guidelines, the CDPP guidelines state that decisions to challenge must not be based on gender, race, religion or age.

    Peremptory challenges and the Crown right to stand aside.

  129. JC

    Cl

    It sounds as though those guidelines may not apply to the judge though. However it would be a very interesting basis to push in an appeal.

  130. vlad

    DPP applies selective prosecution

    It’s a bedrock element of the rule of law that the same law applies to everyone. DPP, please note.

  131. Roger

    Europeans have some great traditions that didn’t really seem to migrate here.

    ?

    Every independent Christian school worth its salt celebrates Shrove Tuesday, JC, even if mainly as a fund raiser.

  132. JC

    Every independent Christian school worth its salt celebrates Shrove Tuesday, JC, even if mainly as a fund raiser.

    With savory pancakes? That was my point!

  133. Black Ball

    Boambee John, alleged being a key word in relation to Trump and proven Demorat activities also true. Alabama had actual collusion. Yet Mueller trudges on like an extra on The Walking Dead trying to pin Trump. The more this goes on, less likely Trump faces any questions of impropriety.

  134. vlad

    We always had pancakes on Shrove Tuesday at home and we were dinky-di.

  135. Notafan

    Churches just need to reinstall confessionals some still have of course.

    Then it remains completely anonymous.

    Not that kiddy fiddlers go to confession but whatever.

    I still don’t get how they think it will work.

    Priests have to ring in every Saturday after hearing confession and let vicpol know about any involving crimes with the name and address of the confessee?
    Or
    Vicpol catch bad person, ask if they are Catholic and then arrest pp on the basis he must have heard their confession?

    We all know the dunderheads are all convinced that Cardinal Pell heard Ridsdale’s confession, even though Ridsdale said he never went.

  136. feelthebern

    wow, vlad.
    just wow.

  137. JC

    vlad
    #2952129, posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    We always had pancakes on Shrove Tuesday at home and we were dinky-di.

    I don’t believe you. Prove it.

  138. Black Ball

    Now for Undercurrent. Most fascinating.

  139. Leigh Lowe

    Mind you even though a great health fund (I have shopped around in the past & told to keep it by competitors) the latest hike has us looking at our level of cover on everything. 

    The price-hikes are hard to swallow, true.
    Mrs L and I are a little philosophical about that, having taken out more than we put in (having both had the good fortune to get cancer and collect BIG).
    I kind of take the view that we have fantastic medical care in this country, and ever improving medical technology costs money.
    We are prepared to pay .. for now.

  140. Roger

    With savory pancakes? That was my point!

    Well, you should have said so, but that’s beside the point, which was to rid the house of fats before Lent.

  141. JC

    Well, you should have said so, but that’s beside the point, which was to rid the house of fats before Lent.

    Roger, it’s not beside the point. It is the fucking point. 🙂

  142. C.L.

    What a surprise,Vlad.
    Victorian DPP drops contempt cases against the ABC (home of Pell hatred).
    Will pursue channel Nine, however.

  143. Infidel Tiger

    Private health insurance should be payable from your superannuation.

  144. urb

    Cassie of Sydney
    #2952058, posted on March 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    Can anyone recommend a good health fund? I need to change mine.

    ever heard of cashish?

  145. Roger

    Roger, it’s not beside the point. It is the fucking point.

    The tradition is bigger than you, JC.

    The traditional point, which you were on about, was to abstain from fats during Lent, not savourys.

  146. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’ve had a flowing beard for years.
    There is Zero chance of me ever being mistaken for a moosley

    Running a pub would be a definite clue.

  147. Eyrie

    “which was to rid the house of fats before Lent.”

    ??? what kind of weird fetish is this???

  148. Notafan

    Perhaps saying use up all eggs, butter etc before Lenten fasting began would be better

  149. egg_

    Via Instapundit

    Swamp Monster Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is In Hot Water Over $1 Mil Slush Fund.

    Stuffed it in her bra?

  150. Des Deskperson

    ‘Just watching a show on SBS called Australia in Colour. The film footage is great. The commentary is totally dishonest shit.’

    A documentary that tells us that Coober Pedy is located along the Trans Australian Railway is not to be trusted.

    The show does, however, demonstrate a certain ingenuity in whitey-bashing. In almost every event in Australian history, from the development of Australian rules football to the foundation of Canberra, it has managed so far to find an example of our mistreatment of Aborigines.

    And whitey also slaughters koalas.

  151. Roger

    ??? what kind of weird fetish is this???

    Do we really suffer from such cultural amnesia here?

    It’s within living memory that most Australians understood this, even if they didn’t observe it .

    It’s a sign of repentance – one abstains from fatty foods during Lent.

  152. urb

    Infidel Tiger
    #2952142, posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:14 pm
    Private health insurance should be payable from your superannuation.

    read, taken. careful.

  153. Shy Ted

    Can anyone recommend a good health fund? I need to change mine.
    Kenyan fellow I know reckons Obamacare is the bees knees. And you get to keep your chosen doctor.

  154. JC

    Roger

    The English tradition, according to her, is to eat savory pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. I don’t understand your point about the tradition being bigger than me. Did you just randomly throw that in there to make it wordier? You could have said something else like ,

    the bike tire had ring worm

    , as that would have made as much sense.

  155. Infidel Tiger

    We have forgotten all our traditions.

    No one leaves beer out for the Garbos at Christmas anymore either.

  156. egg_

    Holy choking turtles, Batman!
    China dumps as much plastic into the ocean as the rest of the world?

  157. JC

    And whitey also slaughters koalas.

    How much taxpayer money have we wasted on those ridiculous critters? They seriously fucking stupid.

  158. JC

    Holy choking turtles, Batman!
    China dumps as much plastic into the ocean as the rest of the world?

    Yea, it’s a serious freaking problem.

  159. Infidel Tiger

    JC why are you always trying to stoush with everyone? Are your white D&G jeans chafing?

  160. JC

    We have forgotten all our traditions.

    No one leaves beer out for the Garbos at Christmas anymore either.

    How can you? They don’t get out of the truck no more.

  161. Pedro the Ignorant

    Has that fuckwit from Toowoomba gone to bed yet?

    OK, Change of pace.

    I haven’t troubled Gillette’s accountants for years as I haven’t bought any of their products.

    I bought a top of the line Japanese “Feather” brand double edge safety razor for an eye watering $200 some years ago and keep it fed with the same brand Feather razor blades. Job required a clean shaven face, not always easy in remote areas.

    Blades cost about 15 cents each, last a week or more and give a very smooth shave.

    I use a brush and Proraso shave cream, but the foamy stuff in a tin works OK as well.

    Technique depends on three factors;

    a. workday shave, (quick pass, rough as guts)
    b. social shave, (careful with the odd angles, touch up the missed bits),
    c. hot date shave, (new blade, double passes, serious attention to corners and wrinkly bits of the phys).

    Electric shavers are the tools of the devil.

  162. Infidel Tiger

    There is so much wisdom in the religious customs.

    Fasting is now seen by most health professionals as essential for good health.

    I have just competed a 48 hour fast and will be sticking to one meal of evening until Holy Thursday.

  163. Arky

    Koalas look like a cross between Bert the muppet and Karl Marx.

  164. Tintarella di Luna

    No one leaves beer out for the Garbos at Christmas anymore either.

    We at the Lunarscape do, every year

  165. dover_beach

    What a surprise,Vlad.
    Victorian DPP drops contempt cases against the ABC (home of Pell hatred).
    Will pursue channel Nine, however.

    By the day we are learning that the real reason behind the suppression order was to hide the weakness of the case from the public. The claim that it was in the interests of the defense a lie. We will have to install priest holes soon.

  166. JC

    JC why are you always trying to stoush with everyone? Are your white D&G jeans chafing?

    I’m not stoushing. You call this stoushing?

  167. Roger

    Roger

    The English tradition, according to her, is to eat savory pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.

    I am English, JC, and the tradition is the same as in the rest of Europe, afaik – to use up eggs, butter & milk before the Lenten fast as a sign of repentance.

    I’ve not heard of savoury elements being involved, but since eggs, butter and milk would nonetheless be necessary, it’s beside the point.

  168. Delta A

    How can you? They don’t get out of the truck no more.

    They do, in a flash, for a Christmas carton of beer.

  169. Steve trickler.

    Escalation is fun to watch. Good intentions all round.



  170. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I bought a top of the line Japanese “Feather” brand double edge safety razor for an eye watering $200 some years ago and keep it fed with the same brand Feather razor blades. Job required a clean shaven face, not always easy in remote areas.

    Indeed, Pedro, there is only one way for a gentleman of leisure, to shave.

  171. Roger

    We have forgotten all our traditions.

    This is true, alas.

    And garbos are surely worthy of a tally at Christmas, even if they no longer need to get out their trucks.

  172. dover_beach

    Cheers to those that provided links.

  173. Boambee John

    JC
    #2952157, posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:29 pm
    And whitey also slaughters koalas.

    How much taxpayer money have we wasted on those ridiculous critters? They seriously fucking stupid.

    They and pandas each took a turn into an evolutionary dead end (highly selective food sources) a few millenia ago. They should be allowed to peacefully go extinct.

  174. JC

    I am English, JC, and the tradition is the same as in the rest of Europe, afaik – to use up eggs, butter & milk before the Lenten fast as a sign of repentance.

    Okay.

    I’ve not heard of savoury elements being involved, but since eggs, butter and milk would nonetheless be necessary, it’s beside the point.

    Roger, the savory side is that we had them for dinner. It wasn’t breakfast.

  175. Infidel Tiger

    I must also give up swearing.

    If anyone sees me degenerating, please upbraid me.

  176. DrBeauGan

    No one leaves beer out for the Garbos at Christmas anymore either.

    I do, but I forgot the last two years. Put a six pack on top of the bin and they climb down to get it.

  177. JC

    I have just competed a 48 hour fast and will be sticking to one meal of evening until Holy Thursday.

    You’re looking to lose weight? I’ve heard the 5/2 diet works really well. In fact I’ve seen it… or seen less of him. Our architect who’s now a friend is basically a skeleton following the 5/2 diet.

  178. hzhousewife

    And garbos are surely worthy of a tally at Christmas, even if they no longer need to get out their trucks.

    My garbo retired recently. I offered him a little something. He explained that he was not allowed to accept it because graft and corruption rules at he Council. I found a way.

  179. JC

    The Aussie looks freaking toast. It’s as heavy as shit down to 70.25 cents. It’s so freaking heavy.

  180. Infidel Tiger

    Yes I must atone for my ample girth.

    Turns out gluttony and slothfulness aren’t great for your health either.

  181. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I bought a top of the line Japanese “Feather” brand double edge safety razor for an eye watering $200 some years ago and keep it fed with the same brand Feather razor blades.

    I’m sure a man of the world, such as yourself, has already discovered one advantage of the use of such a razor – wives/girlfriends/ mistresses/ concubines/ casual rogerings do not steal your razor for the purpose of shaving their legs.

  182. cohenite

    The women too scared of climate change to have children

    Blythe Pepino and Alice Brown say they are so scared about the future of the planet they do not want to have children.

    They are part of a group called BirthStrike

  183. rickw

    There is so much wisdom in the religious customs.

    Fasting is now seen by most health professionals as essential for good health.

    I’ve been fasting one day a week for about 6 months. What a difference!

  184. rickw

    The Aussie looks freaking toast. It’s as heavy as shit down to 70.25 cents. It’s so freaking heavy.

    Where do you think it will end up?

  185. Black Ball

    Watching Undercurrent and Robert Richter was brought in to assist in the investigation by a former Tasmanian detective. The State government refused to proceed on their findings, expressing complete satisfaction on how it was handled initially despite contradictory evidence.

  186. Shy Ted

    Just too funny. I could make a comment but I won’t.

  187. Steve trickler.

    Hahaa!

    It is good fun immersing yourself in other cultures. Classic.



  188. JC

    Rick

    Much lower I think over the year. The Liars are very likely to gain government, so there’s no reason to own the Aussie. Their policies are poison.

  189. calli

    Roger
    #2952151, posted on March 6, 2019 at 9:24 pm
    ??? what kind of weird fetish is this???

    Do we really suffer from such cultural amnesia here?

    I suspect Eyrie is having some fun. He’s on Keto – fat, fat and more fat.

    On fasting, the last 15 months, I’ve had breakfast about seven times. Over 20kg goooone.

  190. Leigh Lowe

    Someone pointed out here the other day that there are two sides to media influence on the legal system.
    One is the public hanging of an albatross around the neck of an accused before they are accused (Pell).
    The other is a relentless media campaign to get someone off. The two current examples are Kelli Lane (murdered her baby) and Sue Neill-Frazer (well connected Tassie hyphenated lady who may not have physically murdered her partner, but definitely had a hand in it).
    The latter case is disgusting.
    I just witnessed something on TV where Channel 7 basically imprisoned and harassed a junkie to get her to admit she could exonerate their hyphenated heroine.

  191. JC

    On fasting, the last 15 months, I’ve had breakfast about seven times

    I can’t stand the sight of food in the morning. Seeing people eat in the morning makes me feel sick. Disgusting habit. I have two meals a day. Lunch and dinner. You don’t require three meals. Also, the bullshit about breakfast being your most important meal of the day has turned out to be…. bullshit.

    All you need is a coffee and you’re good to go.

  192. Leigh Lowe

    The Aussie looks freaking toast. It’s as heavy as shit down to 70.25 cents. It’s so freaking heavy.

    Where do you think it will end up?

    Three farthings.
    By Christmas.

  193. Infidel Tiger

    No one should eat breakfast on workdays.

    Ruins your day.

    Breakfast should be for Sundays or holidays.

  194. min

    I can understand reluctance to have Milo here as the protesters are getting more vicious. Friend who went to see him last time said it was frightening .
    Last week I went to Jordan Peterson ,I have also read his book and listened to many YouTube , his smarts, the devastation of many lefties is what make them hate him . I have not heard anything that a rational person could take offence at , feelings over facts for them.
    What I cannot understand is the cost of the riot police , mounted police, the security measures inside, fancy frisking an eighty two year old woman at an event where it was mainly young men who gave him standing ovations. It’s about time protesters are caught on camera and fined. If we do not start taking a stand they will overrun us . Brainwashed children with no critical thinking skills and comment today from parents that their children see the world differently . My take on the reasons was the kids had not cleaned their rooms as Peterson recommends. Moreover act again on feelings without bothering to find out facts.

  195. Leigh Lowe

    Black Ball at 9:52.
    Mate, don’t swallow the media shit.
    There is fuck all contradictory evidence.
    What I see is a well connected Tassie hyphenated horse lady trying to fit-up drunks and junkies for her crime.
    Note that they won’t go near a new trial because the first thing the prosecution will ask is “who paid for what info?”
    Do you want me to tell you who was paid?

  196. Brian of Moorabbin

    No one leaves beer out for the Garbos at Christmas anymore either.

    I hand-deliver my garbo a slab every Christmas, mostly because I can’t trust any of my neighbours not to pinch it if I left it unattended out the front for more than 0.05 seconds….

  197. JC

    Leigh Lowe
    #2952199, posted on March 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    The Aussie looks freaking toast. It’s as heavy as shit down to 70.25 cents. It’s so freaking heavy.

    Where do you think it will end up?

    Three farthings.
    By Christmas.

    You know, it’s not a sure thing against the US dollar, because later in the year the big buck could weaken too, so it then becomes a bet as to which is the weaker currency. A decent bet is to sell the Aussie against the US Dollar index, or buy Yen or Swiss Franc against the Aussie.

  198. Black Ball

    I am late coming to the issues of this case Leigh Lowe. Only watched the last 2 episodes of this case. Do you think that the initial suspect did it? Megan Vass is a piece of work I must say.

  199. Leigh Lowe

    I leave my garbos 2 slabs of empties for recycling every Christmas.

  200. Leigh Lowe

    I’m buying shekels.

  201. Mark A

    Leigh Lowe
    #2952199, posted on March 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Three farthings.
    By Christmas.

    I’m stocking up on Swiss F but the Aus$ is down on all currencies at the moment.
    I do it only bc. I’m afraid it will go further down, try to catch the up days as it flactuates.

  202. Steve trickler.

    A 12 year old runs amok.



  203. JC

    Mark A

    I started nursing some Swiss Francs, but the problem then ends up – what to do with them? There are a few Swiss based large Cap stocks. I dipped into Nestle last year, but where then? There are a couple of engineering firms of course and the banks, but that’s about it.

  204. MatrixTransform

    Private health insurance should be payable from your superannuation.

    good idea but if you reckon premiums are high now …

  205. Leigh Lowe

    Megan Vass is a piece of work I must say.

    Possibly.
    Could be a complete slag.
    But I will tell you something for nothing.
    Watching that scene where they “interviewed” Vass in the hotel room with her “boyfriend” present, I said to Mrs L, “these fuckers have just blown their last chance”.
    She was obviously under duress and repeatedly said she wanted to leave. The “boyfriend” kept telling her to “tell them the truth”.
    She eventually signed a non-descript statement that…
    (1) she was on the yacht;
    (2) naughty men were also on the yacht (no names, because scared);
    (3) hyphenated lady was not.
    .
    Here’s the thing.
    The statement contained nothing of substance, but the method of obtaining it was criminal.
    And, guess what?
    When it gets to court, Vass claims duress and recants.
    .
    My take.
    The “boyfriend” was her dealer.
    I would love to get him on the stand and ask him if he got cash from Channel 7 or related production companies to deliver Vass to the hotel room.

  206. Pickles

    Vicpol were certainly good judges of law students. They spotted Miss Gobbo as a dead cert to be a barrister with all the right clients years before she got the nod from the three wise minkeys. “Let her be admitted “. How they knew she would end up where she did and not Conveyancing is a mystery that will be revealed soon of course. Of course she is the only one with the thumbprint of the traps on her forehead. No worries.

  207. Overburdened

    Via news.com.au, a person called Luke Lewis who apparently played rugby league and watched his mum get assaulted has leapt into the limelight to protest against ‘grubs’ playing the game for their domestic violence.
    I note that he made no mention of the practice of using women as communal sperm receptacles, or the caliber of the women that permit this to happen.
    It’s virtue signaling at its worst.
    Or else he is unable to connect the dots…or was told not to go there.

  208. John Constantine

    Breakfast, early and leisurely and loaded is the only way to go.

    Burn the calories as soon as you eat them.

    Having a big meal just before you go to bed makes for less comfortable sleep and forces your body to store the energy as fat.

    Metabolic rates are important, exercise snacking, short duration but regular intervals during the working day following daylight meals gets you the lean muscle mass that keeps fragility fractures less likely.

  209. Old School Conservative

    *Trump has weight problem and was deferred from service in Vietnam 5 times.

    Yeah.
    I got you the first time.

    Do you keep repeating this out of envy, numbers?

  210. Overburdened

    I also note that l have put up some posts that mysteriously disappeared after they were posted.
    I would be interested to know why.

  211. C.L.

    Radio stations pull plug on Michael Jackson songs after Leaving Neverland documentary

    I was wondering about this the other day when I heard one of his tracks on FM.
    I’ll always love the riff in Beat It, no matter what.
    Quincy Jones was producing and thought they needed a dirty guitar solo given the song’s tough vibe. Jones contacted a Mr Eddie van Halen and sent him the backing tape. Eddie laid down a flamethrower of a riff and was never paid for it. He doesn’t need the money.

    Cool story and true.

  212. JC

    Get a load of this. The family business I half inherited and now managed my a cousin does business with an Italian supplier. Look at the email I received today.

    Good Morning Mr. JC

    herewith we would like to ask you your EIN – Employer Identification Number just for Italian bureaucracy.

    We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    My reply

    Hi Carmen, please inform the Italian bureaucracy to go screw themselves.

    What a senseless request from those tax eating hoovers.

  213. Top Ender

    before she got the nod from the three wise minkeys.

    Minkey? Minkey?

  214. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Do you keep repeating this out of envy, numbers?

    Numbers Bob could have obtained a deferment quite legally – one Tuesday night a week, one weekend a month, and two weeks full – time in September, playing soldiers with his local Citizen’s Military Force’s unit, for six years…

  215. Geriatric Mayfly

    No one leaves beer out for the Garbos at Christmas anymore either.

    I could see the point of this gesture when the boys ran behind the truck, tossing in festering garbage from roadside bins.Thankless and arduous labour. Not so convinced now. Bloke sits in a truck and that’s about it. Can’t even be sure it’s the same bloke from week to week.

  216. C.L.

    Radio stations pull plug on Michael Jackson songs after Leaving Neverland documentary

    I was wondering about this the other day when I heard one of his tracks on FM.
    I’ll always love the riff in Beat It, no matter what.
    Quincy Jones was producing and thought they needed a dirty guitar solo given the song’s tough vibe. Jones contacted a Mr Eddie van Halen and sent him the backing tape. Eddie laid down a flamethrower of a riff and was never paid for it. He doesn’t need the money.

    Cool story and true.

  217. John Constantine

    https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-exercise-snacking-a-new-study-says-just-a-few-minutes-of-stair-climbing-can-boost-your-health-15862249

    To snack on exercise is to do several short periods of exercise throughout the day, as the Independent explains, which could include taking a brisk walk or foregoing the lift in favour of the stairs. You’ve probably heard about the benefits of interval training — but exercise snacking doesn’t even require a pair of yoga pants or a heavy dose of deodorant.

    Lifting the metabolic rate by even a couple of minutes of effort every hour or so may not drop weight quickly, but it favours lean muscle development over fatty deposits.

  218. Bruce of Newcastle

    Steve – Surreal. No one could be more cheezy than that vid, except the Swiss.
    Here’s some trip-hop as an antidote.

  219. Pedro the Ignorant

    Five Gillette “Fusion” razor blades cost $44.50 at Coles. $8.90 each.
    100 x Feather double edge blades cost $37.99 online. .38c each.

    Given the mystical super powers of the high tech Gillette blades, you might expect 21 days shaves from each blade.

    A Feather blade will give you 7 days minimum shaves, more if you are a cheapskate.

    Gillette daily cost about .40c, Feather daily cost about .05c.

    Plus, as Zulu correctly points out above, no woman in her right mind will go near your double edge razor to shave her legs or nether regions. Win/win.

    Having saved all this loot on razor blades, tomorrow I am going to turn about $100 worth of 12 gauge shotgun ammo into smoke and noise at the clay range. No doubt some cool libations will be needed after the shotties are put away.

    Good times.

  220. Black Ball

    Thanks Leigh Lowe for your time. I certainly don’t believe anything Australian media have to say about anything. They could fix a race between 2 flies crawling up a wall. But this case is intriguing. Do you think the’boyfriend’ will get a 60 Minutes gig?

  221. Black Ball

    Excellent analysis Pedro

  222. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Congratulations to our Cassie for not just a mention but a full-on piece on the Bolt Report tonight about how she took a stand against the Stinking Pygmy, i.e. the one man who almost single-handedly runs the so-called Sleeping Giants out of Edith Cowen University on the taxpayers time and dime. That this person is given any credibility at all is beyond belief, let alone that he has various companies running scared and pulling their advertising from Sky News sheerly for Sky’s coverage of certain political issues. Interesting that the man who runs NIB, the target of Cassie’s complaint, is also the brother of a Labor Party notable. Advance Australia needs to put out the list that I suggested months ago that they should make in order to name and shame the companies who have responded to this fraudulent idiot who claims to have many followers. Then we could all do as Cassie’s slogan suggests, write and say we wish to withdraw our custom from the products of the individual companies who wish to push some MD’s politics onto their customers, falsely claiming that the customers, who have never been asked, want this.

    It’s a good slogan:
    ‘We can be activists too’
    Emailing fingers ready, troops? Tell your friends too.

    Also beyond belief is the refusal to give a Visa to Milo, on spurious grounds.
    Time to email your MP too, troops.

  223. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Having saved all this loot on razor blades, tomorrow I am going to turn about $100 worth of 12 gauge shotgun ammo into smoke and noise at the clay range. No doubt some cool libations will be needed after the shotties are put away.

    I’ve spent the money I saved on razor blades, on good single malt

    “Wha’s there like us?”

    “Damn few, and they’re all dead.”

  224. Bruce in WA

    Only ever use Schick blades. Gillette ripped the shit out of my neck. And don’t get me started on those useless bloody “disposable” things — only ever got two (patchy) shaves out of one of those.

  225. Pedro the Ignorant

    Slainte, Zulu.

    (Dunno how to do those furrin accent thingys on the keyboard).

  226. JC

    You know, the market has certainly begun discounting a likely Liars party win in a few months time. But, it hasn’t discounted how seriously fucking ugly things could get here in Australia with those rats running the show.

    Neg gearing gonsky. Cap gains relief gonsky, more spending on Liar party constituency way up. Energy market even more rooted than what it is now. Re-introduction of penalty rates, done. Fuck over dividend imputation, done, massive friendly union legislation, done. Large business leaders despise Tits. He’s extremely terse and hostile to them as I’ve heard.

    Boy it’s going to be a great three years.

  227. Top Ender

    These people should have their children taken away from them:

    A Florida parent who calls her one-year-old baby ‘Theyby’ in order to raise the infant as gender neutral so the child can decide its sex at an older age today accused Piers Morgan of ‘childism’ for questioning the decision.

    Ari Dennis, 30, and her partner said the family was inspired to raise Sparrow without a known gender after their older child, Hazel, decided to identify as non-binary aged four after being raised as a girl.

  228. Pedro the Ignorant

    Much gloom there, JC.

    That’s why I have gone Galt.

  229. Steve trickler.

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #2952231, posted on March 6, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Steve – Surreal. No one could be more cheezy than that vid, excep, Brucet the Swiss.
    Here’s some trip-hop as an antidote.

    Which clip Bruce? Both are cheesy.😁 The talent is strong.

  230. Black Ball

    Makes sense Top Ender. A kid named Hazel would identify as a girl.
    In all seriousness, strip these bitches of their kids. They are only being used as a prop for their SJW wares. Contemptible.

  231. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In other news, my Hairy love has a pressure bandage stuck to his left temple and is now missing a slice of an artery which has gone to pathology for examination of the interior to check for the worryingly dangerous ‘giant cells’ that cause blindness. He’s a bit shell-shocked because he refused to be knocked out yet another time and had local anaesthesia only, saying later they were rummaging around on his skull for well over an hour with lots of pulling and tugging. There is likely to be some bruising later.

    Tied off at both ends, the artery is no longer functioning. You have plenty of others, said the surgeon to him by way of reassurance. We won’t get path test results till returning to see the surgeon on Monday, but the surgeon did comment that the artery did not look particularly inflamed, so there is a chance Hairy’s left optic nerve neuropathy is due to some other sort of arterial issue. This visual lack of inflammation in the temple artery is a good sign. You hang on to those.

    Thanks to all well-wishers.
    And to Tinta and Perpetua for some serious lobbying of their special Saints.
    At times this has felt like a foxhole, and every hand holding out hope helps.

  232. Leigh Lowe

    hanks Leigh Lowe for your time. I certainly don’t believe anything Australian media have to say about anything. They could fix a race between 2 flies crawling up a wall. But this case is intriguing. Do you think the’boyfriend’ will get a 60 Minutes gig?

    On the case BB!

    That is the next step.
    If Ch 7 gets a “scoop” you can bet Ch 9 will run a counter story.
    Fuck knows which one is credible.
    As an “investigation”, the Ch 7 show completely fucked up.
    Shit, holding someone in a hotel room until they give a statement is, well, illegal.
    It fucking shits me.
    “I’m an investigative journalist (turns lock) and you will leave when you answer my questions”

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Florida mother reveals how she and her transgender household are raising a gender neutral 11-month-old named Sparrow as a ‘theyby’ not a baby so it can decide its sex at an older age

    By Rory Tingle For Mailonline

    Published: 19:18 AEDT, 6 March 2019 | Updated: 23:06 AEDT, 6 March 2019

    A Florida parent who calls her one-year-old baby ‘Theyby’ in order to raise the infant as gender neutral so the child can decide its sex at an older age today accused Piers Morgan of ‘childism’ for questioning the decision.

    Ari Dennis, 30, and her partner said the family was inspired to raise Sparrow without a known gender after their older child, Hazel, decided to identify as non-binary aged four after being raised as a girl.

    She told Good Morning Britain: ‘We do not know what Sparrow’s gender is yet and, as regards to her anatomy, we choose to keep that secret except for a small list of caregivers.’

    Ari Dennis (pictured) and her partner decided to raise 11-month-old Sparrow as ‘theyby’ and use they pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’ when referring to the child

    In the interview Dennis, who lives with two people who both identify as transgender, one of whom she is married to, said she would not reveal the gender of her baby and even the birth-certificate says ‘sex-unknown’.

    ‘I’m in a multi-adult family, there’s three of us with an eight-year-old and a one-year-old. All the adults in our household identify as transgender – I’m legally married to one and in a relationship with another,’ she said.

    ‘All children at this age are unable to understand gender. The child doesn’t have any gender yet.’

    Dennis, who identifies as non-binary, said her mother did not know Sparrow’s assigned sex during the first three months of the child’s life even though she was living with the family.

    From Top Ender’s link, in all it’s grisly glory. My brain hurts.

  234. Fisky

    Large business leaders despise Tits. He’s extremely terse and hostile to them as I’ve heard.

    Big business supported this phoney for years until he turned on them. Seriously, the corporations thought they could buy off Labor by saying nice things about gay marriage, climate change, etc, and it would be business as usual. Not this time.

  235. vr

    Joe Rogan has the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey. Very interesting.

  236. twostix

    Blythe Pepino and Alice Brown say they are so scared about the future of the planet they do not want to have children.

    They are part of a group called BirthStrike

    In the future there will be less white people, but they’ll be better white people.

  237. Steve trickler.

    vr
    #2952250, posted on March 6, 2019 at 11:16 pm
    Joe Rogan has the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey. Very interesting.

    Check the date.

  238. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Blythe Pepino and Alice Brown say they are so scared about the future of the planet they do not want to have children.

    How would these snowflakes have survived the Sixties, and Seventies, where the threat was of a global thermonuclear war, and a nuclear winter, that only the cockroaches would survive? Inquiring minds want to know.

  239. Bruce in WA

    Hey, Lizzie. Best to Hairy and you and fingers crossed.

  240. vr

    Steve trickler.

    This was done in the last day or two. He brought along the chief lawyer and Tim Pool is on it as well.

  241. Pedro the Ignorant

    Likewise, Lizzie.
    Best wishes to your hairy fella and hoping for a good result.

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