Monday Forum: April 22, 2019

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  1. Percy Popinjay

    The Shorten campaign has been a disaster

    And it hasn’t yet moved into Daley trainwreck territory.

  2. struth

    Once Da Yoof cotton to the fact that Peanut is after Mum and Dad’s pass-on-able wealth, it’s game over.

    Just got a grand bill for electricity this quarter.

    A grand just for the house.

    Now electricity has gone up 800 bucks a quarter Sco Mo, thanks to you guys, your $5 a week tax break to my entire family for the week to be introduced in the year 2746 brought a tear to my eye.
    Thank you sir.
    You will soon be given the thanks you so richly deserve.

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What are Death Duties, Dad?

    Put it this way, you know the inheritance you were counting on? Ain’t gonna happen.

  4. Cactus

    What happens if during the campaign the media suddenly discover Shortens past and #Metoo?

  5. struth

    This is a Man made Climate Change election.
    Bill is rightly suffering because of it.
    But the Libs cannot be let off the hook.

    You can feel the hate for our elites and the noisy left in the air.
    A decent campaign of “put the majors last’ would work a treat now.

  6. jupes

    What a difference a week makes.

    Last week the cash-out value of my premiership bets (West Coast and Gold Coast) were both in profit. Now they are both under the initial cost.

    Oh well, I’ll see how they go after this week’s round.

  7. stackja

    ‘For God’s sake!’: Senior Labor MP hangs up on our Political Editor
    2GB 3 HOURS AGO
    LISTEN TO THE FIERY CALL BRENDAN O’CONNOR DAVID BRADBURY ELECTION 2019 FEATURED MICHAEL PACHI

    A senior Labor MP has chucked a tantrum, hanging up on Macquarie National News Political Editor Michael Pachi.

    Opposition frontbencher Brendan O’Connor lost it over a line of questioning about Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s promise to “have a look at” tax cuts for high-income earners.

    Mr Shorten made the comment, which goes against Labor policy, when confronted by a tradie in Queensland yesterday.

    The shadow employment minister really didn’t want to talk about it.

    “I think you’re making a bit too much of a nice conversation, one on one with somebody,” says Mr O’Connor.

    “I rang you up for grabs, I don’t want to go on for 15 minutes on this one.”

    When Michael Pachi tried to explain his reason for asking he was interrupted and eventually hung up on.

    “No no no I’m just trying to get some clarification on it because…” says Michael.

    “Oh, for God’s sake!”

    The situation is reminiscent of an incident during the 2013 election campaign.

    As revealed by Ray Hadley, then-Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury blew up at a radio journalist for questioning his claims during pre-recorded ‘grabs’.

    “Sorry, Glenn are you a Liberal Party member here, or what is going on?” said the Labor Minister.

    “This is extraordinary, I’ve never experienced anything like this, do you do this all the time?”

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison tells Chris Smith, Bill Shorten “just refuses to tell the truth”.

    “If you know what Labor’s tax policies are you wouldn’t vote for them.

    “Given that he doesnt understand what they are and he won’t tell people what they mean then absolutely you shouldn’t vote for them.”

    Michael Pachi was soft on ALP when he worked for 2UE. ALP losing some media mates?
    Pre-polling begins next week. How many voters will not hear ALP explanations of the contradictions, before they vote?

  8. Infidel Tiger

    Random other thought. Aussies are voting in pre-polls by record margins. I think perhaps 25-30% of votes will be prepoll.

    Pre-poll voting should be illegal. It is distorting the whole elctoral process.

    What if on the day before the election Shorten admits to [email protected], announces Death Duties and that he won 7 wet t-shirt contests at a tranny bar and you have already cast your ballot?

    If a citizen can’t get off their arse and vote once every 3 years on polling day I would strip them of citizenship and voting rights for eternity.

    The return to righteousness must entail public displays of civic duty.

  9. Infidel Tiger

    A senior Labor MP has chucked a tantrum, hanging up on Macquarie National News Political Editor Michael Pachi.

    Pachi is a decent left of centre dude too.

  10. Speedbox

    …..the math is against the Liberals, they need a swing to them to get government. Their rule has been chaotic and they made enemies of their base.

    At best, many (notionally) Lib voters will park their first and possibly second preferences with smaller parties before placing the Libs at second or third position. Ultimately, those preferences will flow to either Lab or Lib but the Senate is where the real action is. This Senate will be a hotch-potch with Palmer, Hanson, Bernardi and a few others not to mention the existing lunatics who are not up for election this time. Sara Sea-Patrol will hopefully get booted and the Greens overall numbers reduced. With any luck, Anning will get back (although I doubt it) just for the entertainment value.

    I hope for chaos to reign in the Senate. Legislative grid-lock. Perhaps even fisticuffs like some overseas Parliaments. Who wouldn’t like to see Wong square up to Hanson? Or Palmer crash tackle Hinch?

    This country deserves it.

  11. struth

    If a citizen can’t get off their arse and vote once every 3 years on polling day I would strip them of citizenship and voting rights for eternity.

    I’ll be working and standing on the shore of Lake Eyre that day.
    It will be “iffy” if I can get to Birdsville in time that night, or William Creek.

    I’ll be voting on Monday

  12. struth

    With any luck, Anning will get back (although I doubt it) just for the entertainment value.

    you’re talking about QLD hee.

    He’s a shoe in.
    Put your money on it.

  13. Rococo Liberal

    If a company is paying say $1000 from its profits, which goes into the treasury per year which then goes to hospitals or whatever, if its tax rate is reduced that shortfall will have to be made up, either by reducing services (so requiring people to pay directly) or increasing taxes.

    You know that’s not true, don’t you? The fact is that government is wasting so much money that it doesn’t have to reduce services if it makes tax cuts. It just has to be more efficient and make cuts in unncessary spending

  14. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2996217, posted on April 24, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Many elderly rely on voting personnel coming to their aged care facilities, they like to be able to vote in person and not by post. Do you want them not to been able to do so? Ageist thinking! Anyone who is unaware of ALP policies so far, deserves the hard Labor they are about to get.

  15. Infidel Tiger

    Many elderly rely on voting personnel coming to their aged care facilities, they like to be able to vote in person and not by post. Do you want them not to been able to do so? Ageist thinking! Anyone who is unaware of ALP policies so far, deserves the hard Labor they are about to get.

    Read what I wrote again you nitwit.

  16. struth

    If a company is paying say $1000 from its profits, which goes into the treasury per year which then goes to hospitals or whatever, if its tax rate is reduced that shortfall will have to be made up, either by reducing services (so requiring people to pay directly) or increasing taxes.

    If three companies are paying $500 from their profits, which goes to treasury, how much extra revenue does the government make?

    Envy politics requires a fix sized pie.

  17. BrettW

    I believe logistics is the ADF area with highest proportion of women.

    By frontline they must mean she gets the same medals as the SAS, infantry and engineers.

  18. calli

    Stackja
    #2996215, posted on April 24, 2019 at 2:05 pm
    ‘For God’s sake!’: Senior Labor MP hangs up on our Political Editor

    Told youse last night that was going to sting!

    [chuckles evilly]

  19. Mitch M.

    What are Death Duties, Dad?

    It is one way to address the aging population issue because it will promote patricide and matricide. 😃

  20. BREAKING:
    CNN reports that it has credible evidence the 9/11 attacks were a pre-emptive response to Christchurch.

  21. calli

    On the Death Duties issue. Labor is already on the record as considering it. Try as they might, they can’t run away.

    Now, there just might be some young-ish journalists who were once hot for socialism now realising that it’s going to hit them hard – like that loud mouthed piece a couple of weeks ago busily wishing her parents dead so she could move in.

    Lot so fast, sweetcheeks.

    And there are only so many spots available in the New Nomenklatura.

    Think about it kiddies. Are you going to be one of the lucky ones? Don’t count on it.

  22. stackja

    Infidel Tiger
    #2996225, posted on April 24, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    If a citizen can’t get off their arse and vote once every 3 years on polling day I would strip them of citizenship and voting rights for eternity.

    So the the returned vets now in aged care must lose their citizenship and voting rights for eternity.? Your abuse gets you no where with me.

  23. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2996235, posted on April 24, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    The poor owner gets it now!

  24. struth

    Do we still get a Wednesday Forum?

  25. Nob

    From nuclear power Sweden to nuclear powered France to nuclear powered UK.

    Greta’s message is clear.

  26. Pre-poll voting should be illegal. It is distorting the whole elctoral process.

    Yup. Totally favours the big parties who can afford to have people manning the booths for what is it? THREE WEEKS! So anyone can vote from this Monday! That’s retarded.

    Trouble is since we let in another 5 million people between elections there aren’t enough workers or polling stations. So the next move will be to electronic voting, since by 2030 most the Union scum bussed around to voting centres will be too old and lazy to swing elections. Much better to do it at the click of a mouse.

  27. Nob

    Via coal powered Germany and Netherlands.

  28. cohenite

    Anning and his staff which includes a number of graziers who were turfed by beattie after Kyoto, have been assiduous in working country towns re alarmism’s impact on farming, the Bradfield scheme, islam etc. They’ve been getting a good response but since no one is going to preference them, so far, that 14% is a big hurdle. But as I said I hope both he and Malcolm Roberts get in.

  29. cohenite

    [email protected]#$%^&! the word got me again:

    Anning and his staff which includes a number of graziers who were turfed by beattie after Kyoto, have been assiduous in working country towns re alarmism’s impact on farming, the Bradfield scheme, isl.m etc. They’ve been getting a good response but since no one is going to preference them, so far, that 14% is a big hurdle. But as I said I hope both he and Malcolm Roberts get in.

  30. cohenite

    Fraser Anning mod test

  31. dover_beach

    I think Ellen of Tassie quoted that one (flirting with evil) on another thread last week.

    Wouldn’t surprise me, she is a wise woman too.

  32. This country deserves it.

    Lord, I pray, please do not give us what we deserve.

  33. After this election we will see the formalizing of the LNP and ALP coalition.

  34. Notafan

    Another snippet from a journey into darkness regarding ‘preferential ps.’

    The author considers that these people are sexually oriented towards children, just as people are sexually orientated towards the same sex or opposite sex adults.

    They consider themselves to be normal and fortunately for us they’re comparatively rare ;they certainly don’t comply with natural law.

    Naturally they go to great lengths to hide their preferences from society at large. Some will form relationships with women with children from previous marriages, others will marry and have children to have access to victims, others will seek employment or volunteer work to give them ready access to children.

    There’s no evidence either that they’re born this way because a lot of them experienced childhood sexual abuse themselves and many for whatever reason develop sexual fixations on children or teenagers of a very specific type/ age and this fixation usually/invariably emerges in their teens. One example given was clearly fixated on boys who looked like him at the age of 14, which was also the age at which he commenced offending.

    None of this should be surprising to those who are interested in facts.

    So those who persistently imply that celibacy causes preferential p philia can just shut up, including those to demand that women be ordained because nudge nudge ;-).

    The author also believes that female to child sex abuse is significantly underreported and that childcare settings provide significant opportunities for women with these tendencies and the reasons for the failure to report is self-explanatory, the children are too young.
    He also mentions that there is far more tolerance of female to young boy abuse which is evident still, 22 years after this book was published

  35. Notafan

    That vegan cafe..

    If if those decrying its closure loved it they would have patronised it but even now they are blaming men for their failure.

    I regularly go to another cafe near there it’s always packed.

    Too bad so sad.

  36. Mitch M.

    Naturally they go to great lengths to hide their preferences from society at large

    Long ago I saw a striking example of this at a facility caring for children removed from their parents. One of the teenagers told me that a certain man was engaged in strange behaviors but she was very ambiguous in her claims. The man was a regular church goer at a strict evangelical church, immaculately groomed, very polite, and presented himself as the caring type devoted to helping others. He was a regular visitor at that facility. He dated women at the evangelical church which suited him because typically no sex required. A couple of years after hearing the first report a young man, not from the facility, told me of an unusual sexual encounter with that man. That sealed it for me, I notified a friend who knew a detective and asked him to pass on the information. Years later I heard there was a big investigation at the facility. To this day I curse myself that I didn’t act after what the teenager told me.

    There’s no evidence either that they’re born this way because a lot of them experienced childhood sexual abuse themselves and many for whatever reason develop sexual fixations on children or

    Only 15% of sexually abused in childhood go on to become likewise. Not an explanation. BTW, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

  37. calli

    Mitch, you are describing a couple of men that I knew in my youth at my local church.

    Evil hiding in plain sight. Married, pillars of the community. Trusted.

    They had cunningly placed themselves there in order to prey upon children, usually ones with absent or physically weak, poor fathers. I look back now and thank my lucky stars that Dad looked like a prize fighter.

  38. Mother Lode

    That vegan cafe..

    If if those decrying its closure loved it they would have patronised it but even now they are blaming men for their failure.

    Surely they are calling it a ‘market failure’ (where the market fails to deliver the outcome of a tiny fraction of the population who are not prepared to pay the prices their moral hobbies would require), so subsidies should be granted.

  39. DrBeauGan

    Old School Conservative
    #2995947, posted on April 24, 2019 at 9:25 am
    for Greta is a ‘wise child’. Touched by a special innocence, bringer of a special insight,

    Anecdote o’clock.
    Year 10 grand-daughter showed me a YouTube clip of Greta speaking at the European Parliament iirc. Greta’s emotional outpourings had been shown to g/d’s geography class as PROOF of global warming.
    Cue my “you are being lied to” conversation.

    This isn’t evidence of global warming. It’s evidence of mass hysteria.

  40. C.L.

    Lesbian cafe goes broke:

    2017:

    A Melbourne cafe that caused a social media storm after charging men a tax and seating women first insists it has had a stack of support…

    Handsome Her, a vegan cafe in Brunswick, said it was charging men 18 per cent more in a bid to address the gender pay gap.
    ————
    2019:

    A restaurant that declared it would charge men 18% more than women for the same service will close its doors at the end of the month.

    Tim Blair.

  41. Infidel Tiger

    Stackja, calling you a nitwit is not abuse. It is a perfectly kind descriptor.

    When 30% of the population is voting pre-poll we have a debasement of the democratic method.

    We can surely allow pre-poll voting for those that are genuinely infirm, but no one else.

  42. Zatara

    A restaurant that declared it would charge men 18% more than women for the same service will close its doors at the end of the month.

    Good point to remember next time the ‘market forces vs. suing bakers for not making gay wedding cakes’ debate comes up.

  43. dover_beach

    Only 15% of sexually abused in childhood go on to become likewise. Not an explanation.

    That percentage is not insignificant, and such trauma can always be enacted in a variety of ways.

  44. dover_beach

    A restaurant that declared it would charge men 18% more than women for the same service will close its doors at the end of the month.

    Get woke. Go broke.

  45. JC

    Zatara
    #2996257, posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    A restaurant that declared it would charge men 18% more than women for the same service will close its doors at the end of the month.

    Good point to remember next time the ‘market forces vs. suing bakers for not making gay wedding cakes’ debate comes up.

    Market forces have in fact worked to close down these dildos.

  46. Zatara

    Market forces have in fact worked to close down these dildos.

    Precisely my point.

    Get the courts out of it and let the markets decide.

  47. Boambee John

    Notafan
    #2996191, posted on April 24, 2019 at 1:44 pm
    Angela did logistics in Afghanistan.

    That would explain the wheel on the shoulder patch.

    My very quick skim through the article did not catch a mention of a corps transfer.

  48. DrBeauGan

    dover_beach
    #2996258, posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm
    Only 15% of sexually abused in childhood go on to become likewise. Not an explanation.

    That percentage is not insignificant, and such trauma can always be enacted in a variety of ways.

    I reckon something has gone wrong with their brain wiring. There are people who want to have sex with corpses and others who get off on having their bottom whacked by girls wearing Nazi hats. It is difficult to believe that the former were molested by corpses and the latter by Nazis.

  49. JC

    Zat

    The funny thing is that market forces would likely keep the bakers open because on that side no one gives a shit and the SJW’s have to try to use huckster laws.

  50. Notafan

    Mitch the author said the same, it’s an excuse not a reason, because most abused don’t.

    Something however triggers that peculiar sexual interest which is overwhelming enough for those particular people for them to go to great lengths to satisfy their desires.

    he went on to make the point that if it’s a sexual orientation it’s not ‘curable’, that claims of change rely entirely on self-reporting and are not to be trusted.

  51. Mitch M.

    That percentage is not insignificant, and such trauma can always be enacted in a variety of ways.

    True but far from complete as a causal explanation. A 15% correlation can be found for so many behaviors but proves nothing. Given so much abuse occurs through family members\relatives it might even point to a genetic component. I don’t think we can ignore genetics for most behaviors, it is just that at present we have this absurd reductionist thrust which is at odds with our ignorance of genetics and the now repeated findings that often 100s of genes are implicated in this or that.

  52. Speedbox

    Lord, I pray, please do not give us what we deserve.

    Sorry IR, but you, I and the vast bulk of the Cats will be ‘collateral damage’ not to mention assorted retirees, businesses and salary earners. The population majority are either too stupid, too disconnected or too disinterested in the political process and we will get, at least, what Shorten and Co are proposing. If nothing else, the national tax burden will increase by $200Bn and probably very much more. If Labor are elected, they can legitimately argue they have a mandate. I pray for a disorganised rabble in the Senate, but that will only stem the tide for a short period before the siren call of the trough entices the greedy and self indulgent.

    Whether we actually ‘deserve’ it is moot – we’re going to get it anyway.

  53. feelthebern

    BREAKING NEWS

    Bill Shorten announces that the ANZAC day march & gay & lesbian mardi gras parade will be combined to reduce costs.
    The ANZAC Mardi Gras will now take place on the evening of the 25th April.

  54. Notafan

    It’s not unreasonable to suggest a childhood sexual abuse can be a trigger but not the only trigger for a fixation on children as an object of sexual desire, there is no doubt that other factors are in play, the author also talks about defects of the human mind.

  55. JC

    Real question. Is it a coincidence Lenin’s birthday and Earth Day are 22 April?

  56. Notafan

    I really only raised the subject because the scenarios where abuse was claimed to have occurred by both brother Tyrrell and Cardinal Pell fall so far outside both the situational and preferential types.

    Ridsdale, on the other hand, is a classic preferential groomer.

  57. dover_beach

    True but far from complete as a causal explanation. A 15% correlation can be found for so many behaviors but proves nothing.

    Sure, I don’t think it is even remotely a complete explanation, but I think it is more than mere correlation. Nor does any sort of behaviour have anyone explanation, we are simply not that kind of being.

  58. Mother Lode

    Handsome Her, a vegan cafe in Brunswick,

    Charging women less because vegana.

  59. Nick

    A restaurant that declared it would charge men 18% more than women for the same service will close its doors at the end of the month.

    Of course it’s the fault of men! They should willingly support a business that forces them to pay 18% more.

  60. Mitch M.

    It’s not unreasonable to suggest a childhood sexual abuse can be a trigger but not the only trigger for a fixation on children as an object of sexual desire, there is no doubt that other factors are in play, the author also talks about defects of the human mind.

    It is not unreasonable but it is not enough. Excuse my skepticism about such claims, I’ve read too many studies which have made like claims only later to be found wanting. It may even be the case that we will never have a truly scientific understanding of all behaviors. Too complex.

  61. Infidel Tiger

    A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $US768 million ($A1.08 billion) Powerball jackpot, the nation’s third-largest, saying he “pretty much felt lucky” the day he bought his tickets.

    At the time of the win, he had less than $1000 in his bank account.

  62. dover_beach

    any one explanation

  63. Nick

    Vegana!
    Now there’s an addition to the Cationary.

  64. Mother Lode

    in a bid to address the gender pay gap.

    Misdiagnose the ‘problem’ you can hardly fail to mis-prescribe the remedy.

  65. Farmer Gez

    ABC regional radio promoting Charlie Pickering’s The Wankly.
    Their giving Barnaby a right old touch up tonight.
    Unexpected.

  66. Infidel Tiger

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Verified account

    @nntaleb
    Apr 22

    Markers of aging:
    1- You stop learning something new
    2- You talk too much about aging
    3- The things you forget aren’t the things you should be forgetting

  67. Boambee John

    Speedbox at 1517

    too disinterested in the political process

    Hate to be a Numerical pedant, but I want voters to be “disinterested in the political process”; the problem is that too many are uninterested in said process.

  68. JC

    At the time of the win, he had less than $1000 in his bank account.

    and in five years time, it will show the same balance.

  69. Mitch M.

    Dover Beach,

    Since you are present I’ll mention this. The other day I was listening to a podcast with David Albert and Sean Carroll on QM and they mentioned Wigner’s famous article on the mind-body problem. Don’t know if it is available, it is rather dated now, but I have a liking for physicists who like taking shots at materialism.

    The podcast is tedious but if interested

  70. Zatara

    Real question. Is it a coincidence Lenin’s birthday and Earth Day are 22 April?

    The Paris Agreement was signed 22 April 2016 as well.

  71. Atoms for Peace

    I thought a vegan cafe was just a fancy name for a community garden plot.

  72. Notafan

    To be clear

    The author mentioned other defects, failure to mature, inability to relate to adults, narcissism etc.

    Wasn’t trying to pin down a cause really, just highlight that preferential P philia is invariably a fixed lifetime preference that begins in adolescence.

    Whatever the cause may be, it isn’t celibacy.

  73. JC

    By the way, the $US768 million is paid over 20 years in annual installments, or used to be unless that’s changed. It’s also taxable income over there. The winner can take an up front discounted amount. Sure, it’s still a lot of money, but it it’s not the headline figure that makes it into one’s pocket. He’d get around $240 million upfront.

  74. Mother Lode

    The Paris Agreement was signed 22 April 2016 as well.

    The symbolism of signing the Carbon Quakers Concordat on Earth Day makes a lot more sense than the symbolism of Lenin’s birthday.

    Of course, it might have been seen a happy coincidence for many there.

  75. Infidel Tiger

    Manuel Franco would appear to be more than set for life after the 24-year old bagged the winning $768.4 million Powerball lottery ticket. The West Allis, Wisconsin, resident claimed his prize on Tuesday, in the form of a $477 million lump sum payout that was reduced to $326 million after state and federal taxes.

    Barely worth entering after the taxes are taken.

  76. BrettW

    Just read the female combat soldier story linked above.

    Key sentence said “not exposed to fighting whilst in Kabul”. Yet she goes on about how combat experience will help her get promoted.

    Looks like the usual Army PR fluff piece and I don’t blame the female Captain.

  77. twostix

    A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $US768 million ($A1.08 billion) Powerball jackpot, the nation’s third-largest, saying he “pretty much felt lucky” the day he bought his tickets.

    At the time of the win, he had less than $1000 in his bank account.

    I would say I’d donate 3/4 of that then invest the rest. But these days you’d just be funding the NGO class by giving it away.

    Probably best to burn three quarters of it then invest the rest and live your life duckign and weaving a massive industry that exists to rob guys like that of their money.

  78. JC

    Barely worth entering after the taxes are taken.

    ‘sactly.

    When it comes to money, I’m always the glass is half empty kinda person. I’d be in a very depressed state knowing what the state was walking away with and would care less about the balance.

  79. twostix

    You know that’s not true, don’t you? The fact is that government is wasting so much money that it doesn’t have to reduce services if it makes tax cuts. It just has to be more efficient and make cuts in unncessary spending

    Yeah I said I understand the argument not that I care for it.

    Personally I’d tax companies an extra 50% for each woke ad campaign they run per quarter.

    Let’s see how dedicated they are to social justice.

  80. Infidel Tiger

    I would say I’d donate 3/4 of that then invest the rest. But these days you’d just be funding the NGO class by giving it away.

    I’d buy $200mn worth of ciggies for the homeless and then use the rest to unleash righteousness.

  81. Speedbox

    Boambee John
    #2996287, posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Oops. Yes, good pickup.

  82. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #2996202, posted on April 24, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Once Da Yoof cotton to the fact that Peanut is after Mum and Dad’s pass-on-able wealth, it’s game over.

    What are Death Duties, Dad?

    Never mind son. Nothing to do with me.

    Exactly.
    Emblematic of the one-dimensional Peanut.
    1. Makes the play to da yoof by promising to get stuck into baby-boomers assets.
    Whoops that’s mum and dad … and MY inheritance.
    2. Moving on. Promises to help da wukkas by taxing da rich.
    Whoops. That’s the fluoro brigade on mine sites. And there not totally sure that he isn’t going to solve their tax problems by abolishing their jobs.

  83. Infidel Tiger

    Exactly.
    Emblematic of the one-dimensional Peanut.
    1. Makes the play to da yoof by promising to get stuck into baby-boomers assets.
    Whoops that’s mum and dad … and MY inheritance.
    2. Moving on. Promises to help da wukkas by taxing da rich.
    Whoops. That’s the fluoro brigade on mine sites. And there not totally sure that he isn’t going to solve their tax problems by abolishing their jobs.

    Stupid Libs just need to run ads saying exactly that… they won’t!

  84. twostix

    I’d buy $200mn worth of ciggies for the homeless and then use the rest to unleash righteousness.

    The problem is the right has almost no apparatus for doing that.

    No matter who you gave it to politically, the money would end up funding the IPA, Ben Shapiro and Glen Beck.

  85. Tel

    A bit of free building consulting from you guys to me: does anyone know if the stupid 50 deg C rule for hot water applies to kitchens in NSW?

    I’ve seen boiling water available in kitchens from electric under-the-counter heaters which are popular in offices and homes, so to me that would imply there is no particular 50 deg C rule for kitchens … else all of those would be illegal. Does anyone know otherwise? Maybe the plan is don’t even bother getting hot water connected on the new kitchen and just use the electric mini-boiler instead. *shrug*

    Also, with those gas “instant” hot water heaters (not storage) how important is the question of 1/2″ pipe vs 3/4″ pipe in terms of flow? I’ve read stories were too little flow results in an unusable system that goes hot and cold at random.

  86. JC

    Yep, sheilas love this industry sector. It’s a stampede watching them trying to get a leg in… no pun.

    Women can have ‘exciting’ careers in mining too: Fortescue chief

  87. Leigh Lowe

    By the way, the $US768 million is paid over 20 years in annual installments, or used to be unless that’s changed. 

    Excellent idea.
    Most people with zero in the bank end up getting fleeced by all sorts of scammers.
    After he blows the the first three years worth on chisselers he will develop an acute “fuck off” reflex and hopefully do better in the last 17 years.
    Hopefully he has signed with Michael Avanetti to vet the scammers for him.

  88. Leigh Lowe

    Stupid Libs just need to run ads saying exactly that… they won’t!

    Because their Gen Y meeja advisers tell them they might alienate people who will never vote for them.
    If only we could point to a successful politician somewhere in the world who had run a steamroller, take no prisoners campaign.
    Oh, wait …

  89. dover_beach

    I would say I’d donate 3/4 of that then invest the rest. But these days you’d just be funding the NGO class by giving it away.

    Avoid them and go directly to the activity you want to be supported. I’d give to the Thomistic Institute, Sisters of Life, Benedictines of Norcia, certain schools, colleges, and universities, and so on, and the money would be conditional on their pursuit of those activities.

  90. calli

    I want the Libs scared Right.

    You’re reading this. I know you are. You want to go Left, but it’s the Wrong Way. Like Quaid in Frequency, you’ll perish. Turn to where the fire’s hottest.

    Go hard on The Peanut – Death Duties, high-paid Wokkas and policy-on-the-run, ruinous electricity bills, electric cars that will black out the street when re-charging.

    You don’t need to touch Chinese parent migration or gender/school b/s or any of the other stuff that will have them pointing and saying “Wacist” or “Transphobe” or “Blue Ties Baaaaaad!”

    It isn’t that hard. Shorten is a gift to you. Unwrap the little weasel and show the electorate his delightfully diminutive …heart.

  91. Mother Lode

    The fact is that government is wasting so much money that it doesn’t have to reduce services if it makes tax cuts.

    The government does not tax us to provide services, it provides services (of a low quality and at a very exorbitant cost) in order to justify taxing us.

    If they had the least interest in efficiency they would be doing it already.

    Instead they point at the creaking old bureaucrat choked machine chug-chugging tiredly along like an ancient steam engine and tell us they need more funding.

    If their existing funding is reduced they will shed contractors in order to:
    1) Maintain inefficiency
    2) Argue that service cannot be restored without funding being restored
    3) Justify replacing contractors with less efficient but more docile public servants when funding is restored.

    We the citizens are just dispensable props in their ongoing contests for power and money, with all the agility of whales trying to hump on a beach.

  92. DrBeauGan

    I would say I’d donate 3/4 of that then invest the rest. But these days you’d just be funding the NGO class by giving it away.

    I’d spend it all on booze and cigars. I’d prefer it went to encourage the hard working rather than the shiftless.

  93. Leigh Lowe

    What are Death Duties, Dad?

    Never mind son. Nothing to do with me.

    Conversation with 4 year old today (playing with wind-up torch) …
    Me : “You better get used to wind-up electricity, kid, because that’s the only electricity you’ll have in 20 years time”
    Kid : “What’s ‘lectrippery?”
    Me : “Exactly. You’ll have to Google electricity to find out what it was.”

  94. struth

    Lesbian cafe goes broke:

    How many ways can you serve Lesbian?

    Hot whipped Lezzo.
    Various fish dishes, but if you don’t have any meat lover’s, forget it.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    I would say I’d donate 3/4 of that then invest the rest. But these days you’d just be funding the NGO class by giving it away.

    It’s time to cue Georgie Best …

    “I’d spend three quarters of the money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I’d just squander”.

  96. calli

    Lesbian cafe goes broke:

    How about that?

    Neither of them want to pick up the tab on Date Night.

  97. struth

    Lesbian cafe goes broke:

    Was it called dining at the “Y”

  98. struth

    Lesbian cafe goes broke:

    Lebian café goes down?

  99. C.L.

    Breaking: One of the Easter bombers studied in Australia.

    That means local Mvzl1mz have questions to answer.
    It also means the Afterwards Security Intelligence Organisation has fucked up again.

    We are letting monsters into this country, no questions asked.

  100. feelthebern

    Breaking: One of the Easter bombers studied in Australia.

    FFS

  101. calli

    It will be one of our big congregations next. The softest of soft targets.

  102. struth

    Lesbian cafe goes broke:

    It should have been fine, it was all finger food.

  103. feelthebern

    The softest of soft targets.

    The LNP ?

  104. Leigh Lowe

    Tel

    #2996306, posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    A bit of free building consulting from you guys to me: does anyone know if the stupid 50 deg C rule for hot water applies to kitchens in NSW?

    I’ve seen boiling water available in kitchens from electric under-the-counter heaters which are popular in offices and homes, so to me that would imply there is no particular 50 deg C rule for kitchens …

    That one has occured to me before too.
    The temp limiter is put on at the HWS so runs to all hot taps but I can have a Billi right beside it which dispenses near boiling water without a child safety mechanism.
    That also goes with pool which must have a fence … but I can have a “water feature” or “garden pond” without a fence.

  105. Infidel Tiger

    We are letting monsters into this country, no questions asked.

    Soon we’ll be letting their parents in too.

    Diversity is our strength.

  106. Infidel Tiger

    On fairness, if I studied at an australian uni, I would blow things up too.

  107. JC

    Artie

    That sort of hate speech could end up with you being investigated by our Afterwards Intel.

  108. Boambee John

    Speedbox
    #2996302, posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:47 pm
    Boambee John
    #2996287, posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Oops. Yes, good pickup.

    Look on the bright side, it proves that I read the post!

  109. Mark A

    Tel

    #2996306, posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    A bit of free building consulting from you guys to me: does anyone know if the stupid 50 deg C rule for hot water applies to kitchens in NSW?

    Don’t know about the rule but if you need a low temp. outlet use a mixer limiter.
    Lowering the hot water temp. to less than 60C is not recommended.
    Legionnaire and other bacteria can survive 50C for many hours but perish in 60C in about 30 min.

  110. Nick

    One of the bombers studied here eh?
    What’s the bet that if he were alive, the ABC would be campaigning g to bring him’home’?

  111. feelthebern

    I haven’t seen any of the David Hicks army of supporters who protested for years to have St David returned home say anything about Julian Assange.

    Join a terrorist organisation & be active in wartime: Acceptable.
    Be an electronic drop box that disclosed how the DNC rigged system in favour of Hillary: Unacceptable.

  112. C.L.

    On fairness, if I studied at an australian uni, I would blow things up too.

    Maybe somebody took him to that lesbian vegan cafe.
    That could have radicalised the dude.

  113. A bit of free building consulting from you guys to me: does anyone know if the stupid 50 deg C rule for hot water applies to kitchens in NSW?

    So we can’t burn ourselves and we can’t blow our fingers off with crackers, but our leaders can’t say “Muslims attacked Christians at Easter Mass?

    Good lord.

    We really are a conquered husk of a people.

  114. Notafan

    Very similar to the profiles of the 911 bombers most were educated middle class who had had international travel and study opportunities.

    Progresses will have to invent other excuses

    These are not disenfranchised, disenchanted, disconnected youth.

    The Guardian

  115. jupes

    Darwin soldier blazing a trail for Australian Defence Force women.

    This story is stupid for so many reasons:

    Captain Angela Stokes is softly spoken but, as one of the first women to serve on Australian Defence Force’s front line, she clearly has a will of steel.

    She hasn’t served on the ADF’s “frontline” (whatever that is) at all. The story goes on to say she has only served overseas in logistics. I don’t believe the storeroom has ever been regarded as the “frontline”.

    The Darwin-based trooper is among only four women in Australia to pass the gruelling physical examination — which includes trekking more than 15 kilometres while weighed down with gear and lifting extremely heavy equipment — that permits soldiers to serve on the front line.

    A “trooper” is a soldier’s rank. Captain Stokes is an officer (though the photos show her as a private).
    When Fraser Anning was grilling the chief of the army last year, it was revealed that 12 women had passed the basic infantry course (IIRC). More than four at any rate.
    “Weighed down with gear” and “lifting heavy equipment”. Wow!

    “Traditionally the higher-ranking officers have combat experience, and being precluded from combat roles means you don’t have combat experience. Then it precludes you from a lot of jobs.

    Yeah nah. No woman is excluded from the higher ranks any more. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s recommendation that [ADF leadership] should review and redesign the practice of selecting the most senior strategic leadership positions in the ADF from a broader group of meritorious candidates, particularly women, was accepted. We have already seen some results of this stupid decision when they put a female lawyer (FFS) in charge of a navy base. Result: Sailors banned from marching in the dark.

    “It’s very confronting — one of the things you have to do before you go is actually write a will and have [it] registered and with your family, and for a lot of young people that’s pretty confronting,” she said.

    Am I the only one not feeling a lot of confidence in Captain Stokes’ ability to handle actual combat?

    Another example of the ABC pissing our money up against the wall. A story about a non-entity written by a clueless twit.

  116. https://www.fmgl.com.au/jobs-at-fortescue

    Chipper gal on the CB radio.

    There is no way any of the women at FMGL look like her. Let alone most Westralian females.

  117. Good god the cute FMGL gal has a forearm tattoo as well.

    This country.

  118. stackja

    BS tax etc reminds of:

    Groucho Marx — ‘Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…well I have others.’

  119. Notafan

    Isl amic state has released video naming the perpetrators and showing them swearing allegiance to their organisation.

    I wonder when that video was made.

  120. Notafan

    Times of Israel have a link to the video available

  121. JC

    I wonder when that video was made.

    About a year ago, in one of Australia’s university cafeterias is my guess.

  122. C.L.

    In light of the revelations of the doctored and illegally released phone call:

    From March 5. Swampies rambling on about ‘da justice’.

    http://www.nteu.org.au/newcastle/article/Union-Members-Call-for-VC-to-be-Sanctioned-over-Pell-Response-21246

  123. stackja

    Suicide bombers supposedly lose their heads on detonation. Going to university seems to have the same effect. Headless chooks come to mind.

  124. Memoryvault

    A bit of free building consulting from you guys to me: does anyone know if the stupid 50 deg C rule for hot water applies to kitchens in NSW?

    Not just NSW, Tel, we’ve got it here in QLD too. I went through all this three yeaars ago when the HWS on the granny flat carked it. Unless it’s very different down there (and I doubt that it is), welcome to how water hell.

    Up here “technically” you can have a HWS running at +50 degrees PROVIDED it is not feeding anything (tap etc) that a person might put their hand under. I don’t know about you but that would only apply to the washing machine here at my place, and from what I can gather also to most homes. The only way around it would be to duplicate the plumbing.

    The upshot is that while it is theoretically possible, in practice it wouldn’t apply in 96% of homes. The natural result is that nobody actually makes domestic HWS that are designed to run at +50 degrees. Yes, on big systems such a thing is possible, right up until the plumber arrives to install it. Then it either complies, or it doesn’t get connected.

    We only use hot water for the shower so I settled on a Joolca system designed for camping. Yes you have fiddle around to get the setting just right but once done it works fine. Mine is fully plumbed in to the shower and kitchen sink, and a 9 kg gas bottle lasts me about six months.

    Once it is settled in and properly adjusted it will give you 8 to 10 litres of water per minute at about 46 degrees. If you put a cover over it to protect it from the weather it will last indefinitely I think. The starter spark needs a new battery about every two years. Standard ‘C’ or ‘D’ torch battery.

    Beware of a cheap imitation that Bunnings and others flog from time to time.

  125. Boambee John

    Chipper gal on the CB radio.

    She has bulky ear protectors on, but is “chatting” with a microphone. Do those ear protectors have audio gear in them, or is the shot just posed fluff?

  126. Calli:

    Mitch, you are describing a couple of men that I knew in my youth at my local church.

    Evil hiding in plain sight. Married, pillars of the community. Trusted.

    Exactly, Calli. That’s how it’s done. And they rub it in their victims faces about how helpless the victims are.
    “No one will believe you.”
    …and they were right. No one believed us.

  127. JC

    Aussie Dollar has absolutely no legs. Rallies always crumble – up the escalator and down the elevator shaft.

    The inflation rate suggesting not very rosy picture is how the market read it and sprayed the Aussie with coolant.

  128. Nick

    I wonder when that video was made.

    The day after Christchurch /sarc.

  129. Going to university seems to have the same effect. Headless chooks come to mind.

    …and yet we still have reasonably good solicitors, quacks, pharmacists and engineers.

    A lot of TAFE grads end up being foot soldiers of the CMMEFU too.

    Ease up on the class war crapola sunshine.

  130. Notafan

    You would think that they would have mentioned Christchurch if it was revenge attack for that.

    You’re possibly right JC.

    no mention of Christchurch in the video apparently

  131. Dr Beaugan:
    “…and others who get off on having their bottom whacked by girls wearing Nazi hats.”
    Your point is…?
    (And don’t bother with a spiel about ‘that rich tapestry of human sexual interaction’ either.
    🙂

  132. Overburdened

    Splurging on the puzzles in the Australian, I decided to glance through the news.

    The relativism, revisionism, partisanship, fairy floss nothingness, cult of personality and hedonism in various helpings pulled me up before I got to the editorial.

    My take of the first few pages

    The election is being engineered into a soap opera with palmer no doubt happy and surprised by his sudden heft, as if he needed more.

    Mr Ben Roberts-Smith is the sort of bloke you can rely on.

    The media is shit.

  133. Notafan

    It would be more interesting Nick if it was made the day before.

    After speculating early it was reprisal for Christchurch if they were accumulating materials from January it’s just a convenient coincidence.

    It’s the same sort of motivations that arose for 911.

  134. cohenite

    On fairness, if I studied at an australian uni, I would blow things up too.

    Give them time and opportunity, which is what we give them in spades, and they will.

  135. Peter Castieau

    They have let Rod Culleton stand as a candidate despite him being ineligible.

    https://www.aec.gov.au/media/media-releases/2019/04-24a.htm

  136. John Constantine

    When shorten gives sixteen year old schoolgirls the vote, to even up for past wymynsys not having that franchise, their looting cartel will have postal voting stations at high school politics classrooms.

    That way every girl can see every other girl voted the right way and everybody can be happy and the entire class can get the high mark for everybody voting correctly.

    Comrades.

  137. John Constantine

    Postal votes for all chicom grannies, for three elections in advance.

  138. feelthebern

    You really don’t like the Chinese do you John Constantine.

  139. Speedbox

    “Next to simply fighting, they can produce so-called ‘badges of status’; showy ornaments that help their bearers control access to females by intimidating other males,” UWA researcher and study co-author Dr. Cyril Grueter told Phys.org. “This finding clearly shows that you can be well-adorned or well-endowed, but it’s hard to be both.”

    So, men with beards and tattoos are struggling in their endowment? And if you’ve got big teeth and wear flash jewellery, ladies should bring tweezers and magnifying glass.

  140. Overburdened

    To add to the moment, an email has just arrived from NP HQ (apparently) telling me the challenges they face and asking for a donation.

  141. Speedbox

    Boambee John
    #2996337, posted on April 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Indeed. I was not offended – it was a good pickup and I nose gooder than that with me inglish.

  142. Overburdened

    If you need an overlord, I reckon the mercantilism of the Chinese shits all over the nihilism of the unmentionables.

  143. Old School Conservative

    and in five years time, it will show the same balance.

    Just saw him interviewed.
    Seems level headed.
    Has already hired legal and financial advisors.

  144. John Constantine

    Todays inflation figures, firmly decelerating down past the States hopes and illusions, despite all the bastardry.

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

    At least we will always have Paris.

    Comrades.

  145. C.L.

    “It’s very confronting — one of the things you have to do before you go is actually write a will …”

    Not as confronting as the close quarters and hand-to-hand combat that has been a regular finale to ambushes or missions gone to shit in the field, sweetheart.

  146. Overburdened

    It needs to be said the pic of John Howard on page 5 of the Australian is the image of a man about to be catapulted into a safe seat, handed the leadership of the Party, win the election in a canter and resurrect common sense into the discourse.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    Aussie Dollar has absolutely no legs.

    Those franked divs from Rio and BHP put a floor under it. And local costs.
    The pollies are so hopeless the Oz should be 50c or lower, but BHP has to convert USD back to Aussie to pay da wukkas and the shareholders. So they or someone will be buying the dips.

    I love this article.

    China Set To Destroy The Planet (22 Apr)

    China’s power industry calls for hundreds of new coal power plants by 2030
    Under the proposal, the country could add a large coal power plant every 2 weeks for the next 12 years

    That giant sucking sound you hear is Chinese coal buyers trying to find stuff to stick into the boilers from somewhere, anywhere. At the moment Xi is giving us a hard time over Huawei by restricting coal exports, but there’s only so much in China and Indo that they can get ahold of. In a few years the Chinks will be standing at the gates of Oz coal mines with buckets and hopeful looks on their faces.

  148. John Constantine

    Individually, i have been more closely involved with Chinese than most, not a problem.

    I type chicom on purpose because the chicom system is a steamroller and Australia is simply a soft nut to crack.

    Neanderthal man meet the new boss on the block.

    Comrades.

  149. JC

    I watched a really good program on what Americans call the Hitler Channel (History Channel) about what else Hitler. It’s named “After Hitler” and documented life in Europe from the end of the war to about 1949.

    There was some serious shit going on after the war. From Memory.

    1. Walking around Germany after the war and there was an obvious lack of men from the ages of 16 to 30. They were either dead, in prison camps or sent to Siberia by the Russians. Only a third made it back from Siberia.

    2. It wasn’t all rosy for the J888wish population. Pogroms broke out in Poland. Also, the Brits turned away a ship full of survivors that reached Palestine and were sent back to old German concentration camps to await their fate. FMD.

    3. Displaced people moving around all over Europe was counted in 10s millions.

    4. As Stalin began to lower the Iron Curtain across Eastern Europe 12 million people of German heritage were ethnically cleansed and either sent back or killed.

    5. If you were a woman who either banged a German soldier and or made nice and the town or village knew, you were totally fucked… again… so to speak.

    6. It was really touch and go if Italy and France were going to head off into the Russian sphere.

    7. Russia stole some more Polish land, which caused Poland to take the rough equivalent of German land and they ethnically cleansed their new digs.

    8. The Berlin airlift was a a signal to Stalin to fuck off or he would be turned into vaporized pink mist.

    9. Czechs were the last of the Easterners to head into the Sov arms and they held off as long as they could.

    Much more, but it seems post war was a horrible time.

  150. Overburdened

    Soldiered on to the editorial.

    palmer is the lead subject.

  151. DrBeauGan

    Winston Smith
    #2996364, posted on April 24, 2019 at 4:36 pm
    Dr Beaugan:
    “…and others who get off on having their bottom whacked by girls wearing Nazi hats.”
    Your point is…?
    (And don’t bother with a spiel about ‘that rich tapestry of human sexual interaction’ either.

    My point was that this particular taste, like the preference for fucking corpses, is unlikely to have been triggered by childhood molestation by a Nazi or in the other case someone who was dead.

    Sorry if you read it as a criticism.

  152. Overburdened

    Though I generally don’t think much of John Kudelka, I will declare that I am on the same page with him re his cartoon.

  153. Memoryvault

    And don’t bother with a spiel about ‘that rich tapestry of human sexual interaction’ either.

    You are quite right, Winston. A woman flogging a man is perverted.
    However, a man man spanking a woman is quite often foreplay.

    It’s a strange world.

  154. Tel

    Don’t know about the rule but if you need a low temp. outlet use a mixer limiter.
    Lowering the hot water temp. to less than 60C is not recommended.

    I want the hot water in the kitchen at least to be at 60C thanks. I know how to twiddle the mixer tap and make it change temperature.

    I’m only trying to figure out why plumbers keep quoting to deliver 50C when I ask them to quote otherwise.

  155. Overburdened

    The editorial in the Australian re palmer was journalistically brutal.

  156. John Constantine

    1945 to 1949 in China wasn’t so flash either.

    Stalin won his proxy communist revolution here and a couple million died.

    Comrades.

  157. John Constantine

    OTD – The Battle of Kapyong

    From the 23rd to 25th of April 1951, 2,800 Allied men and tanks defended the Kapyong Valley against 10,600 Chinese from the PVA 118th Division, in what is one of the most famous Australian battles of the Korean War. The Australian element, made up of 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) was directed to hold a defensive position at the mouth of the valley and bore the brunt of an almost continuous Chinese assault for three days.

    On the night of the 23rd, over 10,000 men of the PVA 118th Division engaged the 3RAR defensive positions on Hill 504. Throughout the night, the forward companies faced repeated assaults with A and B company facing encirclement by the PVA on a number of occasions. However, the tenacity of 3RAR persisted and the forward elements were able to maintain the defensive position until daybreak of the 24th.

    During the battle, 32 Australians were killed, with 59 wounded and 3 captured. For their actions, 3RAR was awarded a US Presidential Citation and the battle honour ‘Kapyong’.

    Post 1945, the commo takeover of Korea kicked along.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War

  158. John Constantine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Civil_War

    Stalin had a crack through proxies of taking Greece for the revolution, post 1945

  159. Overburdened

    Will Palmer be a black swan, or will he continue to be a fat fuck, or both?

  160. Memoryvault

    I’m only trying to figure out why plumbers keep quoting to deliver 50C when I ask them to quote otherwise.

    Because realistically that’s all they’re allowed to deliver, and modern domestic HWS are designed to do just that.

    Yes, it’s stupid, and unhealthy, as pointed out by Mark A above.
    But when did such trivialities ever count for anything with Bureaucrats?

  161. Armadillo

    I’d buy $200mn worth of ciggies for the homeless and then use the rest to unleash righteousness.

    I’m calling “bullshit” on IT. He’d be rolling around Perth in a golden tank, squashing the homeless.

    Anyone who says otherwise, hasn’t been paying attention to his comments over the last decade or so.

  162. Bruce of Newcastle

    Splurging on the puzzles in the Australian, I decided to glance through the news.

    The relativism, revisionism, partisanship, fairy floss nothingness, cult of personality and hedonism in various helpings pulled me up before I got to the editorial.

    Fox too.
    Commenter: “Fox News Has Gone From Bill O’Reilly To Donna Brazile (23 Apr)

    Prolific Deep State leaker Donna Brazile was brought into Fox News the same way she was brought into CNN before they got rid of her: as a ‘contributor’.

    Recall they sidelined Jeannie Pirro because of a comment about Omar which was quite valid. Then they were forced to bring her back under pressure from viewers.

    All this smells of Murdoch kiddies to me. Or suited elite types taking over from the inside.

  163. John Constantine

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India

    Post 1945, exhausted Britain harrassed by activists, got out of the subcontinent too fast and too soon, big win for Stalin.

    Millions dead, ten million plus displaced.

  164. Nick

    Because realistically that’s all they’re allowed to deliver, and modern domestic HWS are designed to do just that.

    Correct.

  165. Bruce of Newcastle:

    In a few years the Chinks will be standing at the gates of Oz coal mines with buckets and hopeful looks on their faces.

    They don’t want that to happen because ‘face’. That’s what the Belt and Road Initiative is all about. The Chinese must have, by now, a fairly good idea of the Central Asian coal/mineral wealth. But they’ll be waiting for the correct moment to tell the world to stick their resources up their collectives.

  166. Dr Beaugan:

    Sorry if you read it as a criticism.

    No, no way I read it as a criticism.
    It just struck my funny bone in a different way. Thought I’d chuck in a bit of postmodernism humour…

  167. Armadillo

    5. If you were a woman who either banged a German soldier and or made nice and the town or village knew, you were totally fucked… again… so to speak.

    There were plenty of Russian “Revenge Rapes” on German women as well. The FIL despite being in the US Navy went into Berlin on the back of a Russian tank. He never really explained why. We can only speculate it was because he spoke 7 languages, and was seconded. He hated the Russians with a passion.

  168. Herodotus

    “Revenge for Christchurch” is invalid as a statement.
    It’s not policy in western democracies to slaughter those of a different faith or no faith.

    But it is a central tenet of islam, and many countries are run with adherence to islamic law. This licenses those who want to kill to do so with blessings from their religion.

  169. John Constantine

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2002/may/01/news.features11

    The subject of the Red Army’s mass rpes in Germany has been so repressed in Russia that even today veterans refuse to acknowledge what really happened. The handful prepared to speak openly, however, are totally unrepentant. “They all lifted their skirts for us and lay on the bed,” said the leader of one tank company. He even went on to boast that “two million of our children were born” in Germany.

    The capacity of Soviet officers to convince themselves that most of the victims were either happy with their fate, or at least accepted that it was their turn to suffer after what the Wehrmacht had done in Russia, is striking. “Our fellows were so sex-starved,” a Soviet major told a British journalist at the time, “that they often rd old women of sixty, seventy or even eighty – much to these grandmothers’ surprise, if not downright delight.”

    One can only scratch at the surface of the psychological contradictions. When gang-rd women in Königsberg begged their attackers afterwards to put them out of their misery, the Red Army men appear to have felt insulted. “Russian soldiers do not shoot women,” they replied. “Only German soldiers do that.” The Red Army had managed to convince itself that because it had assumed the moral mission to liberate Europe from fascism it could behave entirely as it liked, both personally and politically.

  170. dover_beach

    My point was that this particular taste, like the preference for fucking corpses, is unlikely to have been triggered by childhood molestation by a Nazi or in the other case someone who was dead.

    Why is it more likely to be genetic as opposed to a response to sexual abuse?

  171. will

    In a few years the Chinks will be standing at the gates of Oz coal mines with buckets and hopeful looks on their faces.

    just no

    they will be stuffing fistfuls of dollars into politicians pockets and pulling strings

  172. Herodotus

    “waiting for moderation”.
    Ok. See you some other time.

  173. John Constantine

    http://www.mining.com/feature-chinas-scramble-for-africa/

    A more than twenty-five fold jump in investment in fewer than 10 years. That’s how fast China is gaining control over Africa’s mining industry. And Beijing’s push is not ending any time soon.

    The scale of China’s expansion in Africa is just a mind blowing. In less than 10 years since Chinese authorities called for mineral resources diversification globally, the number of major mining/mineral processing assets in Africa with China-headquartered companies interest, increased from only a handful in 2006 to more than one hundred and twenty in 2015 (Figure 2). And those are only assets in advanced stages of their development, i.e. the figures exclude early exploration and other greenfield projects.

  174. bespoke

    “The rapid evolution of a society destroys its customs and imposes on the individual, in place of the silent education of traditions, the reins and the whip of laws.”

    👍

  175. JC

    John C

    Yep, mentioned Greece too.

    And the Russian raping was discussed. It was horrendous. There was film shot of a beautiful German woman with a black eye and you could tell from her posture half the Russian army had been raping her. The look of the pain was too sad to watch.

  176. Armadillo

    I have a suggestion for the local ANZAC Day March.

    Have it as normal, but somewhere in the middle have a bloke carrying a banner saying “5th Camouflage Division”. Leave a space of about 20 metres (with no one behind) followed by a marching band.

    Have the dignitaries salute, or perhaps go out and “shake hands” with seemingly thin air.

  177. Tel

    Because realistically that’s all they’re allowed to deliver, and modern domestic HWS are designed to do just that.

    Hotwater systems certainly exist that can deliver a realistic 60C, they contain a programmable dip switch electronic thermostat. If the pipe to the kitchen is shortish and has a decent flow, then should be fine.

    As to what’s allowed … I have no freaking idea. Seems a bit retarded to hire a specialist lawyer for thousands for dollars to sign off on a freaking kitchen sink.

  178. calli

    In answer to the hot water question. The Standard is 70C for the HWS.

    Sanitary fixtures (bathroom) is 50C. If possible, a tempering valve can be used for the bathroom only. Your kitchen tap could then run at 70C depending how far it is from the HWS (recommend distance kept to minimum) and how well insulated the piping is.

  179. Armadillo:
    When Antony Beevor did his companion history to ‘Stalingrad’, ‘Berlin’ he had a breakdown when he got back to his publishers and started going through the stories with the editors and researchers.
    I’ve only been able to read half the book – there are some frightful stories of the Russian revenge on the German women.

  180. DrBeauGan

    Why is it more likely to be genetic as opposed to a response to sexual abuse?

    It doesn’t have to be either. It might be a malresponse to defective chemistry in the adolescent development. Things go wrong in human development at every stage.

    We stagger along. Or we used to, before massive amounts of computer porn.

  181. thefrollickingmole

    JC
    #2996271, posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    Real question. Is it a coincidence Lenin’s birthday and Earth Day are 22 April?

    In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970

  182. calli

    Notafan
    #2996350, posted on April 24, 2019 at 4:25 pm
    Isl amic state has released video naming the perpetrators and showing them swearing allegiance to their organisation.

    I wonder when that video was made.

    Three weeks ago, according to Sri Lankan intel.

  183. Memoryvault

    just no

    The reason Wee Willy Shorten is desperately promising so much is because the Chinese have stopped coming. Yet another example of politicians racing to close the stable doors long after the horses have bolted. The Chinese have decided America with Trump represents a better investment.
    Indians ditto, but to a lesser extent so far.

    If you’re holding off selling a home until prices improve again, don’t hold your breath.

  184. Some History

    It doesn’t stop. The hate/eradication campaign just goes on and on and on….
    It’s not the first time that the Melbourne CC has “floated” the idea.
    COUNCIL FLOATS IDEA TO BAN SMOKING IN BOURKE STREET MALL

    http://syn.org.au/council-floats-idea-ban-smoking-bourke-street-mall/
    Nauseating is the inflammatory crap that’s fed to a gullible, dumbed-down public.
    Apparently the ban is to make the city “healthier”… to “protect” people from secondary smoke even though no detrimental health effect can be demonstrated from wisps of tobacco smoke outdoors. Remember the indoor smoking bans. The antismokers shrieked, “what’s the problem. All you have to do is step outside”. Well, now the crap merchants are trying to eradicate outside smoking, too, by whatever means.
    If that wasn’t enough in fuelling the antismoking neuroses and bigotry, the snooty, finger-wagging head of the State agency, VicHealth, chimed in, fully supporting the ban with “smoking is not what we do in Australia”.

    Antismoking is misocapny/capnophobia. Antismokers are loaded with irrational fear and hate, and have a superiority complex. This has been so over the past 400+ years. Give the rabid antismoking nut cases an inch and they’ll work themselves into a neurotic, bigoted frenzy. Their claims become progressively more absurd and hysterical, and their demands more draconian and inhumane. And, yet, on it goes without question, now without even the faintest hint of resistance.

    The current antismoking crusade was given to the world by America that has a long history of “clean living” crusades, taken up by unelected, unaccountable international organizations such as the UN, funded by taxpayers and the mega-wealthy (e.g., Bloomberg, Gates), and inflicted on societies by useful-idiot, greedy politicians. And this hate campaign has been allowed to flourish during a period of so-called “diversity” and “inclusion”.

    Try reasoning with one of the brainwashed disciples of the State-run antismoking cult.

  185. Tel

    In answer to the hot water question. The Standard is 70C for the HWS.

    Sanitary fixtures (bathroom) is 50C. If possible, a tempering valve can be used for the bathroom only. Your kitchen tap could then run at 70C depending how far it is from the HWS (recommend distance kept to minimum) and how well insulated the piping is.

    That sounds excellent. Yes I’ll keep the pipe to the kitchen probably less than 5m because it’s massively annoying standing waiting to wash a spoon or something while the water runs cold for ages.

    Use expensive hi-viz compliance valve for bathroom only. That’s what I will keep saying.

  186. calli

    All Scummo has to say in addressing the Chinese Grandparent proposition:

    Why would you want to bring your parents here? When Death Duties are introduced you’ll have nothing to leave your children.

  187. Top Ender

    Following on from the 1st Camouflage Division in tomorrow’s march….

    The 7th Regiment of “We Were Wrong About Stalin and the USSR” Volunteers.

    Led by: Phillip Adams, dispensing $20 notes left and right.

    Their regimental flag: a crossed hammer and sickle with a dotted line slashed through it.

    Regimental March:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSqQDsh78sY

    Ok, so I merged WWI and II.

  188. calli

    The water has to be stored at 70C because bacteria.

    It has to be delivered to the sanitary outlets at 50C because scalding.

    Not too many people washing bubby in the kitchen sink these days. But that can be changed…

  189. Notafan

    My friend’s teenage aunt was r ped by 17 Russian soldiers in Danzig iirc.

    Her dad who was ten or eleven, saw it all.

  190. calli

    Oh…and never ever let the littlies open their mouths under the shower rose and have a slurp.

  191. Overburdened

    To the people reviewing my link and comments which are awaiting moderation

    The link was to an article at news.com.au

    My observations were factual reporting of the data in the article.

    My comment at the end was satire.

  192. Overburdened

    So the issue is not what I said, but the link to a freely available news article.

  193. Some History

    A little more on the Japan smoking ban which, in just a few steps, has gone far beyond smoking bans in bars and restaurants. Steps intended to please the IOC and the WHO.

    TOKYO: A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said on Tuesday (Apr 23), as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
    Nagasaki University spokesman Yusuke Takakura told AFP they have “stopped hiring any teaching staff who smoke”, although applicants who promise to kick the habit before taking up their post could still be offered employment.
    The university will also ban smoking entirely on campus from August, opening a clinic for those who cannot give up, said Takakura.
    We have reached a conclusion that smokers are not fit for the education sector,” the spokesman said, adding that the university had sought legal advice and does not believe the policy contravenes discrimination laws.

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/stubbed-out–japan-university-stops-hiring-smoking-professors-11471242?fbclid=IwAR3WaS5KIUWlfG3hAFvNgthg-3ZkbFhmWvgW9m_fSk2gKi5ws1gRgwzgWws
    Have you got that? “Smokers are unfit for the education sector”. What evidence would they have for that? Antismokers say so. That’s it.

    Rather, since antismokers (i.e., leftists) have taken over education – and government, and media, and public health – in the West, actual scholarship has been battered to a pulp.

  194. calli

    Overburdened – check the URL. It may contain a doublebad word as part of the address. Use TinyURL and post it again.

  195. Nick

    COUNCIL FLOATS IDEA TO BAN SMOKING IN BOURKE STREET MALL

    I find the numerous Leftist decorated bollards there, more offensive

  196. Farmer Gez

    The independence of India was granted by the British, the partition of India was down to you know who.

    I find no parallel in history for a body of converts and their descendants claiming to be a nation apart from the parent stock. ”
    — Mahatma Gandhi, opposing the division of India on the basis of religion in 1944.

  197. calli

    Some artistic wag could grafitti street art the bollards into various people smoking various (ahem) ciggies.

    Go on. You know you want to.

  198. jupes

    4. As Stalin began to lower the Iron Curtain across Eastern Europe 12 million people of German heritage were ethnically cleansed and either sent back or killed.

    As you would expect and it wasn’t just because Stalin didn’t like the Boxheads. Individual nations would have kicked them out anyway. Ethnic Germans acting as terrorists in neighbouring countries were often the pretext for the Nazis to invade that country.

    We’ll probably have to do something similar to the adherents of the RoP at some point in the future.

  199. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ve only been able to read half the book – there are some frightful stories of the Russian revenge on the German women.

    IIRC, it was Beevor who narrated the story of the group of German Communists who had gone into hiding from the Nazis, as the persecution increased. They emerged from hiding, in 1945, to greet their Russian liberators – who promptly gangroped all the female comrades..

  200. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Shorten ‘was being polite to worker’

    Joe Kelly
    Political Reporter
    @joekellyoz
    48 minutes ago April 24, 2019
    20 Comments

    Opposition workplace relations spokesman Brendan O’Connor says Bill Shorten was “being courteous” and “polite” by telling a high income worker that Labor would look at tax breaks for those earning more than $200,000 a year.

    Mr O’Connor today rejected suggestions Labor was focused on tax breaks for those on higher incomes despite Mr Shorten’s pledge yesterday to examine the issue when asked by a coal export terminal worker in Gladstone.

    He instead played down the remark by Mr Shorten, saying the Opposition Leader was making polite conversation.

    “Frankly it’s not our priority worrying about someone who is on $250,000 a year,” Mr O’Connor told the Macquarie Media radio network.

    Mr O’Connor rang in to the radio network to provide some short “grabs” on Labor’s casual conversion policy, but became stroppy when asked about Mr Shorten’s pledge to the coal export terminal worker.

    “I think Bill was being courteous to a worker … I think Bill was being very kind, polite. I was there by the way,” Mr O’Connor said.

    “If you are earning $200,000 a year, it’s not our priority … If you’re working hard and you’re making that sort of money, good on you.

    “Our focus is on the 90 per cent of people that are below $100,000 and making sure that their families are able to get a good education, good health, decent wages, restore penalty rates.”

    After being pressed on whether Mr Shorten should have made clear that tax breaks were not a high priority for those on $250,000, Mr O’Connor became stroppy.

    From the Oz. On the other hand, it was probably the first time Whinging William had ever met a real, live worker..

  201. Armadillo

    Tamworth already has a “no smoking ban” in the Main Street, driven by about 27 zealots in a population of 60,000. Enforced by threat of large fines. Melbourne, take heed.

  202. DrBeauGan

    IIRC, it was Beevor who narrated the story of the group of German Communists who had gone into hiding from the Nazis, as the persecution increased. They emerged from hiding, in 1945, to greet their Russian liberators – who promptly gangroped all the female comrades..

    Who then went away convinced that if Stalin heard about it, he’d be really, really cross.

  203. Some History

    The university will also ban smoking entirely on campus from August, opening a clinic for those who cannot give up, said Takakura.
    “We have reached a conclusion that smokers are not fit for the education sector
    ,” the spokesman said, adding that the university had sought legal advice and does not believe the policy contravenes discrimination laws.

    Sounds familiar Re Germany 1930s-40s:

    Antismoking steps such as extensive “public education,” bans on
    certain forms of advertising, and bans on smoking in many public places
    “were consistent with the regime’s larger emphasis on physician-directed
    ‘health leadership’, embracing both preventive health and the primacy of
    the public good over individual liberties – the so-called ‘duty to be
    healthy.’” (p.437)
    Proctor (1997) continues that “throughout this period, magazines
    like Genussgifte (Poisons of taste or habit), Auf der Wacht (On Guard),
    and Reine Luft (Pure air) published a regular drumbeat against this
    ‘insidious poison’ [tobacco], along with articles charting the unhealthful
    effects of alcohol, teenage dancing, cocaine, and other vices. Dozens of
    books and pamphlets denounced the ‘smoking slavery’ or ‘cultural
    degeneration’ feared from the growth of tobacco use. Tobacco was
    branded ‘the enemy of world peace’, and there was even talk of ‘tobacco
    terror’ and ‘tobacco capitalism’ …. The Hi$ter Youth and the League of
    German Girls both published antismoking propaganda, and the
    Association for the Struggle against the Tobacco Danger organized
    counseling centers where the ‘tobacco ill’ could seek help
    ” (p.456-457);
    “Hi$ter Youth had anti-smoking patrols all over Germany, outside movie
    houses and in entertainment areas, sports fields etc., and smoking was
    strictly forbidden to these millions of German youth growing up under
    Hitler.

  204. calli

    Steggal “horrified” at the GetUp! ad.

    Yeah, Zali.

    CalliTip: Mind the rip.

  205. jupes

    Social media abuse targets female athletes three times more than men, study finds

    Of course it does, just as you would expect from a study conducted by women’s and children’s advocacy group Plan International. However I don’t suppose anyone has done a study on why some people just don’t want to pretend that they are watching elite athletes playing footy in the AWFL.

  206. Some History

    Germany, 80 years back:
    Dozens of books and pamphlets denounced the ‘smoking slavery’ or ‘cultural
    degeneration’ feared from the growth of tobacco use.

    “Smoking slavery”. Yep. That’s what it’s being referred to now as well. Wonder why?

    This from just a few weeks back:

    Smoking is slavery and against human rights, activists say

    https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/smoking-is-slavery-and-against-human-rights-activists-say/

  207. Tel

    “I think Bill was being courteous to a worker … I think Bill was being very kind, polite. I was there by the way,” Mr O’Connor said.

    Not just bullshitting … but politely bullshitting out of kindness.

    It will be amusing if BS loses this and people clap him on the back and say, “Cheer up Bill I voted for you!” give him back a bit of the kindness he offers to others.

  208. calli

    “I think Bill was being courteous to a worker … I think Bill was being very kind, polite. I was there by the way,” Mr O’Connor said.

    Ahahahah!

    He was embarrassed. He didn’t know what to say.

    Here was a downtrodden Wokka! But the bugger was off-script! Sh*t!

    Won’t happen again. All hi-viz will be vetted for CorrectThink.

  209. Notafan

    IS cut off fingers from those who smoked.

    We should be more like IS

  210. Farmer Gez

    GetUp has parents you know.
    ACT UP. Ring a bell?

    “Stop the Church”

    ACT UP disagreed with Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese’s public stand against safe sex education in New York City Public Schools, condom distribution, the Cardinal’s public views on homosexuality, as well as Catholic opposition to abortion. This led to the first Stop the Church protest on December 10, 1989, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York. In December 1989, approximately 4,500 protesters mobilized by ACT-UP and WHAM! gathered outside a mass at the cathedral. A few dozen activists entered the cathedral, interrupted Mass, chanted slogans, or lay down in the aisles. One protester broke a communion wafer and threw it to the floor. One-hundred and eleven protesters were arrested. Only minor charges were filed, punished primarily by community service sentences; some protesters who refused the sentences were tried, but did not serve jail time.

    As a result of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral action, ACT UP was publicly condemned by Mayor Edward Koch and some media for what they viewed as militancy and disrespect. NY Gov. Mario Cuomo “deplored the demonstration.”

  211. Atoms for Peace

    In just world, Bill Shorten should end up as the support act for the Hillary Clinton road show.

  212. Bruce of Newcastle

    Germany, 80 years back:
    Dozens of books and pamphlets denounced the ‘smoking slavery’ or ‘cultural
    degeneration’ feared from the growth of tobacco use.

    To be fair it’d be quite hard and expensive to get tobacco in Germany while at war with the countries growing the stuff. Smoking potato peelings wouldn’t be quite the same.

    One of the fun things about the US Civil War was that both armies were totally addicted to coffee. How they could get enough coffee to the soldiers to keep them from revolting is a logistical mystery to me.

  213. Some History

    A little bit on IS and smoking in the comments:
    ERBIL – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday
    executed six men in the city of Mosul in Iraq’s northwestern
    Nineveh province for selling cigarettes, activists and
    eyewitnesses reported.

    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2016/06/04/more-dodginess-on-plain-packaging/

  214. thefrollickingmole

    First flog on the moon is being desperately unfunny as usual.

    But hes panty wetting over the prospect of Teats not winning the election, so enjoy it, its as close as The Libs will get.

    Here’s what happens to Bill Shorten if he loses the unlosable election
    First Dog on the Moon

  215. DrBeauGan

    To be fair it’d be quite hard and expensive to get tobacco in Germany while at war with the countries growing the stuff. Smoking potato peelings wouldn’t be quite the same.

    I haven’t tried smoking potato peelings, I shall leave it until advanced old age. I have smoked lapsang Souchong tea. It was horrible, but no worse than drinking it.

  216. Tel

    Here’s what happens to Bill Shorten if he loses the unlosable election
    First Dog on the Moon

    The milk carton is drawn much larger than the broccoli box.

    That … in a nutshell … is why central planning ain’t gonna work. They are sure to end up with milk gluts and broccoli shortages when the planning committee can’t even figure out what size these things are.

  217. Memoryvault

    Gee, won’t it be wonderful when the Liberals win the election and start undoing all the damage caused by the previous government over the past six years.

  218. Nelson Kidd-Players

    From the Oz. On the other hand, it was probably the first time Whinging William had ever met a real, live worker

    No, but it’s not the first time he’s squibbed when he should have delivered the bad news in person.

  219. Nelson Kidd-Players

    If reports of his texting activities are accurate, that is.

  220. hzhousewife

    They are sure to end up with milk gluts and broccoli shortages when the planning committee can’t even figure out what size these things are.

    Sounds like the EU, where the precise dimensions of a saleable cabbage are delineated such that 99.9% of cabbages fail the test and get trashed.

  221. Some History

    A little more on the Narssee war on tobacco

    Specialized antitobacco institutes were also established. The
    most important of these was the Institute for Tobacco Hazards Research.
    This was established by a 100,000 RM gift from Hi$ter’s Reichskanzlei
    (personal funding) to the University of Jena amidst great media fanfare in
    April, 1941 (Proctor, 1997, p.463). Within the medical and “health”
    leadership, antismoking was strongly propagated. For example, “Reich
    Health Fuhrer Leonardo Conti pointed out that tobacco was an addictive
    drug, weakening the ability of leaders to serve their nation. Karl Astel, the
    SS officer and physician who founded the institute [Institute for Tobacco
    Hazards research], denounced the health and financial costs of smoking,
    but also the ‘ethic of apathy’ fostered by the habit.” (Proctor, 1997, p.463)
    Furthermore,
    the director of Dortmund’s Institute for Labor
    Physiology (a Prof. Graf) argued that tobacco should be
    entirely banned at the workplace, due to the dangers of
    ‘passive smoking’….Jena by this time was a center of
    antitobacco activism. Karl Astel, director of the new
    institute, was also president of Thuringia’s Office of
    Racial Affairs, and rector – since the summer of 1939 –
    of the University of Jena. Astel was not just a notorious
    anti-Semite and racial hygienist (he had joined the Nazi
    party and the SS in July 1930), he was also a militant
    antismoker and teetotaler who once characterized
    opposition to smoking as a ‘national socialist duty’. On
    May Day of 1940 he banned smoking in all buildings
    and classrooms of the University of Jena; he soon
    became known for snatching cigarettes from the
    mouths of students who dared to violate the ban. One
    year later, in the Spring of 1941, as head of Thuringia’s
    public health office, he announced a smoking ban for all
    state health offices and all German schools. Tobacco
    abstinence was, as one might imagine, a condition of
    employment at Astel’s antitobacco institute: the original
    proposal sent to Hi$ter – written by Gauleiter Sauckel –
    noted that this was ‘as important as Aryan ancestry’;
    freedom from tobacco addiction was said to be
    necessary to guarantee the ‘independence’ and
    ‘impartiality’ of the science produced
    . (Proctor, 1997,
    p.464)

  222. mh

    All this smells of Murdoch kiddies to me. Or suited elite types taking over from the inside.

    Murdoch’s kids are total dickheads.

    Whereas Trump’s kids are great.

  223. Bruce of Newcastle

    Early evening wildlife entertainment at Cafe Bruce. This guy arrived just now. Turned up a couple weeks ago very hungry with his skin loose on his bones and what looks like the tip of his ear bitten off. An adolescent male – the least loved critter in the universe.

    He acts like he’s found Shangri La. Gently accepts bits of bread with a look of wonder: ‘is this really happening?’. It’d be funny if it wasn’t so sad that there are many human kids like this in the world.

  224. John Constantine

    Bleak yarragrad warns that shigella, an antibiotic resistant sexually transmitted dysentery is being discovered in pockets of Victoria.

    Comrades.

  225. DrBeauGan

    “Reich
    Health Fuhrer Leonardo Conti pointed out that tobacco was an addictive
    drug, weakening the ability of leaders to serve their nation. Karl Astel, the
    SS officer and physician who founded the institute [Institute for Tobacco
    Hazards research], denounced the health and financial costs of smoking,
    but also the ‘ethic of apathy’ fostered by the habit.” (Proctor, 1997, p.463)

    There you go. I smoke so I won’t turn into a Nazi.

  226. Infidel Tiger

    Sapper Rowan Robinson being honoured at The G tonight.

    Terrific Australian who died in the most futile and stupid war in human history. We need to shoot all our politicians after first going to work on them with a wood chipper.

  227. Empire 5:5

    He said information on possible suicide attacks on churches, hotels and politicians were received from Indian intelligence on April 4 and a Security Council meeting was chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena on April 7, but the information was not shared more widely.

    “Somebody is controlling these top intelligence officials,” the minister said. “The Security Council is doing politics. We need to investigate into this.”

    Separately, Sarath Fonseka, former army chief and minister of regional development, told parliament he believed the attacks “must have been planned for at least 7-8 years”.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-blasts-intelligence/top-sri-lankan-officials-deliberately-withheld-intelligence-on-attacks-minister-idUSKCN1S00NN

  228. Nick

    No lone wolf , poor and marginalised or mental illness, I wonder what further excuses the media have left with regards to Sri Lanka?

  229. Top Ender

    Gender activists force Scottish Maritime Museum to stop referring to ships as “she”:

    David Mann, director of the museum in Irvine, North Ayrshire, said it is looking to phase in the use of gender-neutral signs that ‘recognise the changes in society’.

    He said he has been forced to act after an incident last week in which vandals scratched out the words ‘she’ and ‘her’ on a sign explaining one vessel’s history.

    Mr Mann said it is the second time the ‘very expensive’ signs have been targeted and the museum – which holds an important collection of historic vessels, artifacts and shipbuilding tools – cannot afford to keep repairing them.

    He said: ‘The Scottish Maritime Museum is a charity which works hard to preserve our country’s maritime heritage for everyone to enjoy.

    ‘For the second time this year, the museum has been targeted by a vandal, who has destroyed one of the interpretation signs which follow the universally adopted maritime tradition of referring to vessels as female.

    Link

  230. Empire 5:5

    Terrific Australian who died in the most futile and stupid war in human history. We need to shoot all our politicians after first going to work on them with a wood chipper

    If you don’t let them bleed out, another cadre of crooks will try it on again in the future.

    The message must be brutal and enduring.

  231. Tailgunner

    Because shagging a casual stranger with dysentery is so hot.

    Shut up, john.
    She was an easy 8.5.
    Risk v Reward

  232. Tailgunner

    Go Tigers.
    10 goals.
    Molochs boys out of luck.
    Lol.

  233. DrBeauGan

    Terrific Australian who died in the most futile and stupid war in human history. We need to shoot all our politicians after first going to work on them with a wood chipper

    Would a woodchipper work on human bodies? I’d have thought all the squish would clog them up. Obviously careful experiments are required.

  234. Some History

    In 1939 the Narssees Held a Rally at Madison Square Garden
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq9yst4W-6c

    Oscars Film Shows Narssee Rally at Madison Square Garden

  235. Overburdened

    Thanks Calli

    Being a buffoon I don’t know how to do what you suggested and I’m working off an ipad, which may or may be relevant.

    I thought it was a conversation starter but hey

    Through to the keeper

  236. Overburdened

    …may or may not….

    Buffoon confirmed

  237. Tailgunner

    Winston – is it you with the large wagers on the cucks?
    I’m getting the $$$ feeling about that outcome.
    Tits is almost unelectable.
    What would Trump do?
    Wheel out his Young Stalinists camp victim. At just the right moment.
    Alinsky’s Rules yo.
    #beleiveallsurvivors

  238. Top Ender

    I see Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan – Official Teaser Trailer is out:

  239. John Constantine

    Purging the hot dodgy chicom money from the asx listed junior no liability companies has removed the issues that contravened the asx regulator guidelines.

    This small minnow sector is now starved of capital and shareprices of companies once favoured by the hot chicom money are doing a GFC level rerating.

    What can we learn from this experience to prepare for the next wave of ponzi unwinding from less liquid sectors.

    Looking back, the ponzi scheme of allowing redchips like ‘ 88joylucklithiumblockchain.com88 No Liability’ to float and be traded on the asx was short term sweet bubble which has really very bad long term effects.

  240. Tailgunner

    OB, thanks for the beach reports.
    Great stuff.
    I’m coming up to go for a paddle.

  241. Rockdoctor

    John on India, you will find the Socialist Clement Atlee was in power at the time. A good book if you are interested is Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre on the subject. I never realised how much bloodshed came from independence and how much they hate each other. Anyway for your perusal.

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