Tuesday Forum: June 4, 2019

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  1. rickw

    Something is going on here.

    Maybe a side was just picked by Australia in the stand off between the Chicoms and the USA.

    Canberra would pick the Chicoms, a natural affinity for what they stand for.

    My guess is that Smethurst just didn’t find a domestic spying plan, but one underpinned by Chicom tech.

  2. Herodotus

    Just a post script about Justin Smith’s pronouncements on Credlin tonight:
    He was adamant that no scientist had uttered the words “the science is settled” but was in favour of reducing emissions even if it meant going nuclear.
    So it appears that AGW is settled in his mind, but he can’t point to a scientist who is of like mind?

  3. rickw

    Zulu,

    Make that five dead and counting.

    Gun control working as planned.

    Gun control means no one has a chance to shoot back. So we need more Gun Control.

  4. candy

    Those warships sailing into Sydney on the anniversary of Tiananmen is sickening but the LNP would count on most people under a certain age not knowing about Tiananmen.

    I would say PM Morrison has made an arrangement with the Chinese leaders to allow the warships here but why he kept it secret is simply weird. There is a deal, no doubt.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Northern Territory Police arrest man, multiple people confirmed dead

    Four people have been killed and two more are injured after a Darwin man allegedly went on a shooting rampage across the city tonight.

    Parts of Darwin were thrown into lockdown before 6pm tonight as police scoured the city to find the alleged gunman, armed with a sawn-off shotgun.

    NT Police Duty Superintendent Lee Morgan confirmed to news.com.au four people were dead and two more had gunshot wounds.

    Mr Morgan said police were unable to confirm if more people had been killed.

    The alleged shooter, described by police as a 45-year-old Caucasian man wearing high-vis workwear, then reportedly fled the first scene in his ute before driving to the suburb of Stuart Park and allegedly firing his gun again.

    Officers said the 45-year-old was on the move throughout the city as he allegedly fled police, armed with a pump-action shotgun.

    Mr Morgan said police believe the shooter acted alone. He was driving a white Toyota Hilux ute and was described as 195cm tall.

    Heavily-armed and camouflaged police arrested the man at about 6.45pm tonight.

    He was arrested a short time later but police are still urging people to stay inside and said it was an active police operation.

    Firearm confusion aside, at 195 cm I hope he gets a very short bed in the clink for a very long time.

  6. Steve trickler

    This was posted on the arse end of the previous Open thread.

    Repeat.



  7. Arky

    Mr Morgan said police believe the shooter acted alone. He was driving a white Toyota Hilux ute and was described as 195cm tall.

    ..
    Fucking tall xunts.

  8. Boambee John

    Herodotus
    #3034706, posted on June 4, 2019 at 8:08 pm
    Peta Credlin tonight allowed a talkback radio host named Justin Smith to get away with this statement:
    “No scientists worth his salt has said that the science is settled.”

    So just who are all the people who have been saying that the science is settled?

    If we take Justin Smith at his word, there are a lot of people who should no longer be listened to on the subject. I wonder how many regularly appear on Their ABC.

  9. Robert Mc

    Roger, I popped that in because the Cat goes into the archive.

    Only a grab from 14 October each year is archived, isn’t it?

  10. zyconoclast

    Doxxing: The Newest Strategy To Destroy Scientists

    ocial media in general, and Twitter in particular, is an absolute sewer pipe. While its role in sharing news is useful, the rumors and lies that it spreads, as well as the mob-like behavior that it encourages, has turned social media into a dangerous weapon.

    In October 2015, I wrote an article for RealClearScience that detailed how activists were abusing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by requesting that universities turn over private e-mail correspondence from professors. FOIA is meant to uncover wrongdoing by elected officials and bureaucrats, but activists use it to selectively extract quotes out of context in order to create controversy where none exists.

  11. EvilElvis

    He was driving a white Toyota Hilux ute and was described as 195cm tall.

    Fucking tall xunts.

    I’m 195cm tall and it makes me angry when I drive a fucking Hilux.

    Too tall for sheep, too short for giraffes…

  12. rickw

    Excellent! Already they have a focus on China, and projectors in place. But a minute of effort to get the iconic tank video going on the sails for our intrepid followers-in-the-footsteps-of-Zheng-He to watch.

    Not holding my breath.

    Within a couple of hours The Cat cooks up the best FU to the Chicoms docked in Sydney ever. Of course it won’t happen because the Chicoms have the political system that every Australian Politician wants for themselves.

    New Mao would have popped a head gasket over such an international embarrassment.

  13. Tom

    Enjoying Outback Truckers on channel 73. Real Australia away from the green economy-killing parasites of Melbourne and Sydney.

  14. Arky

    I’m 195cm tall and it makes me angry when I drive a fucking Hilux.

    ..
    You’re all walking time bombs.
    It was only a matter of time before you all went mad and decided to murder all us reasonably heighted persons.

  15. EvilElvis

    You’re all shorties to us, Arky.

  16. candy

    Why would LNP welcome the Chinese warships here and yet keep it secret?

  17. rickw

    Heavily-armed and camouflaged police arrested the man at about 6.45pm tonight.

    How do you manage to arrest someone who’s armed and has already shot people?

    Drop it! Bang! Bang! Sorry buddy, to slow…

  18. rickw

    Why would LNP welcome the Chinese warships here and yet keep it secret?

    Treason.

  19. Arky

    You’re all shorties to us, Arky.

    ..
    I was talking to one of you lot last week.
    Complaining about sports cars and airline seats.
    Fuck me, the thin air up there must be making you stupid if yiz think you’re hard done by there lofty.

  20. Arky

    Whacking yer bloody thick heads on beams and shit.

  21. EvilElvis

    Airline seats! Try being curled up like a roo dog rooting a golf ball for hours on end! Makes the Hilux seem luxurious…

  22. Arky

    Death to Giraffes!
    Who’s with me?

  23. EvilElvis

    Death to Giraffes!

    You’ve nearly come full circle, hahaha

  24. feelthebern

    Elvis, if you are 195cm tall, no wonder you get weird looks when you & KD are trying to shave your b*lls at the supermarket.

  25. EvilElvis

    That’s very ‘heightest’ of you, ftb. Do you feel it would look normal where I a dwarf?

  26. Armadillo

    Too tall for sheep, too short for giraffes…

    Giraffes [Shudder]. Those African Sheliahs put rings around their necks to elongate their necks. The Japanese Sheliahs bind their feet. The Middle Eastern Sheliahs cover themselves in black sacks.

    It doesn’t say much for their blokes. The obvious question from a fella is “What the fuck are you doing that for”? Crazy bitches.

    Don’t start me on the Indians. “Sweetie, when I die, are you OK with the neighbours throwing you on a funeral fire”? Meh, no worries.

    The entire Western World is entranced with “cultures” that are totally fucked up. They are insane.

  27. cohenite

    Herodotus
    #3034706, posted on June 4, 2019 at 8:08 pm
    Peta Credlin tonight allowed a talkback radio host named Justin Smith to get away with this statement:
    “No scientists worth his salt has said that the science is settled.”

    Fuck I get sick of the media. Every science organisation has been saying the science is settled for yonks:

    https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

  28. Arky

    That video above is for Numberwang.

  29. Armadillo

    The pinnacle of Western society now should be to have enough money to own a beer fridge, a fence and a gun.

  30. cohenite

    South Africa continuing on its merry way down the toilet as white farmers continue to be murdered and dispossessed to allow equdity for the blacks; this was tried in Rhodesia and the place turned belly up in a couple of years.

  31. Steve trickler

    Is this bloke dead? It has been six months!



  32. Steve trickler

    I should say, blokes.

  33. Armadillo

    Death to Giraffes! Who’s with me?

    Brothers in Arms.

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    You’re all walking time bombs.

    I’m 190 cm, which means I’m on a hair trigger.

  35. Arky

    Brothers in Arms.

    ..
    Cool.
    You throw your armoured little body against their stampeding hoofs, and I’ll hurl insults to distract and upset them from a fair distance.

  36. Armadillo

    You throw your armoured little body against their stampeding hoofs, and I’ll hurl insults to distract and upset them from a fair distance.

    I’d be better suited as a wheel stop for the Model A. No danger there. It ain’t going anywhere.

  37. Pedro the Ignorant

    Arky’s video (above at 8.56pm) narrator is a typical cashed up Western fuckwit commenting on “cute villages” and ” little shanties, but at least they keep them painted” as he rides through on his rented bike and recording on a GoPro that probably cost more than the the shanty he is describing.

    “Cheerful squalor” like resident troll numbers loves to behold on his third world cruises.

    Condescending prick.

  38. Arky

    narrator is a typical cashed up Western fuckwit

    ..
    Serpenza has lived in China for like twenty years and started with zero money living one step up from the street before finding success.

  39. Pedro the Ignorant

    Afghans blitzing the Sri Lankins in the World Cup.

    Lankas dropping like bowling pins to some absolutely appalling bowling from the Afghans all over the pitch. Probably from surprise. Raghead bowler has four wickets for six runs.

    Call in the stewards, stat.

  40. dover_beach

    This is part of a PBS documentary boosting abortion. It contains a clip of a woman taking an abortion pill to kill her twins in utero. Watch her rationalize her act of destruction.

  41. Arky

    on a GoPro that probably cost more than the the shanty he is describing.

    ..
    Some of those types of places in China and Taiwan are now worth millions.
    In the area my missus grew up you can still see buildings like that, literally alongside brand new places with multi- million dollar price tags.
    Places are transforming in front of your eyes. Incredible development.

  42. Arky

    Dunno what the demographics are like with that kind of development.
    I expect, like here, with our
    shifting suburban demographics, in is a combination of people both moving up, and moving out (priced out).

  43. John Constantine

    https://7news.com.au/news/court-justice/bayer-roundup-weedkiller-cancer-case-company-faces-prospect-of-dozens-of-aussie-lawsuits-c-148159?fbclid=IwAR32LVz3Dx-B5u6jeyOTUQNRtqB5JO-qfEgh3kJlT_qSUNGqdPvDOQ36PR4

    The first wave of australian lawfare against Bayer. Nufarm not mentioned yet.

    Glyphosate no longer a workingman’s chemical.

    Simple lawfare can be a tool of permanent change.

    Comrades.

  44. Fleeced

    Arky #3034766, posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:26 pm:

    In the area my missus grew up you can still see buildings like that, literally alongside brand new places with multi- million dollar price tags.

    “Gentrification” doesn’t seem anadequate word for that speed and scale of change. What else might we call it?

  45. Bruce of Newcastle

    The first wave of australian lawfare against Bayer.

    Australians love a good stoning.
    She’s a witch!
    I wonder if Bayer weighs less than a duck?

  46. Armadillo

    Some of those types of places in China and Taiwan are now worth millions.

    Right up until the point that the state says that they aren’t.

  47. John Constantine

    The lost tonne of Mallee gold, twenty million bucks stuck in a mallee fowl mound somewhere in the Wyperfeld park.

    https://www.theweeklyadvertiser.com.au/2019/05/29/melting-pot-of-mallee-offerings-at-mad-dog-morgan-lost-gold-festival/

  48. Arky

    Right up until the point that the state says that they aren’t.

    ..
    Bit like here, eh?

  49. Fleeced

    John Constantine #3034769, posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:32 pm:

    The first wave of australian lawfare against Bayer. Nufarm not mentioned yet.

    Not long before councils start banning it, and demanding we use vinegar solution on the driveways. Or that we appreciate our dandelions as per the video upthread.

  50. Who’s with me?

    Aye laddie, I’m with ye.

    Meet you on Culloden moor. We’ll show the bastards.

  51. Arky

    As Mr Trump and wife Melania looked at the treasures on the first day of their state visit to Britain, Harry stood at the back of the room with a face like thunder.
    The meeting came after Mr Trump had branded Meghan “nasty” because she called him “divisive” and “misogynistic” during his 2016 presidential campaign.
    Harry held back as Trump went round the gallery with the Queen
    An onlooker at the gallery said: “Prince Harry certainly appeared to keep his distance from the president and the First Lady, during the walk round of the royal collection.
    “He stayed at the back of the room for the entire time, rocking back on his heels looking totally uninterested.
    ..

    Which is it: “A face like thunder” or “totally uninterested”.
    Idiots.

  52. MatrixTransform

    wake me up when you can’t buy glyphosate at Aldi by the litre.

    Five Leaf Akebia:zero … Matrix:1

  53. Arky

    If you want to use the word “news” in your company name, how about publishing some stuff that isn’t total click bait douchebaggery?

  54. Geriatric Mayfly

    There seems to be a cat causing a security problem in Downing Street. Larry, for want of a name.

  55. Pedro the Ignorant

    Another Sri Lankan bites the dust to the Taliban mob.

    7 for 178 off 31 overs.

    Indian bookies jumping off multi story buildings.

  56. Steve trickler

    Good stuff, Suzanne.



  57. Knuckle Dragger

    Totally ‘unconfirmed report’.

    The crook was wearing a fucking ankle bracelet. Allegedly.

    Totally ‘unconfirmed report’.

  58. calli

    Here’s Mayfly’s story. Chuckle.

  59. Bruce of Newcastle

    Larry, for want of a name.

    Larry has found a friend. Nice Beast!

  60. Leigh Lowe

    Another Sri Lankan bites the dust to the Taliban mob.

    7 for 178 off 31 overs.

    Indian bookies jumping off multi story buildings.

    What?
    How?
    IEDs?
    AK47s?

  61. dover_beach

    Sohrab Ahmari has really caused a stir. Reason magazine is now wildly suggesting that he and others like him are neither Christian nor conservative.

  62. calli

    They’re all going nuts about the cat. Blair’s Law strikes again.

  63. Bruce of Newcastle

    Always great to have an audience.

  64. Bruce of Newcastle

    Photos are £10, or a can of Volga caviar.

  65. Pedro the Ignorant

    Another southern curry muncher bites the dust,
    8-180 Sri Lanka.

    Bookies shattered.

    Sky in Kabul lit up with AK 47 rounds in the air.

  66. feelthebern

    Indian bookies jumping off multi story buildings.

    Bookies would be cheering.
    They love upsets.

  67. John Constantine

    8 fer 180 off 190 bowls [ ’cause you can’t say the polite term for knackers]

  68. feelthebern

    May’s husband looks like such a cuck.

  69. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3034789, posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Totally ‘unconfirmed report’.

    The crook was wearing a fucking ankle bracelet. Allegedly.

    Totally ‘unconfirmed report’.

    OK.
    I read earlier today that some quite dangerous chap sprung himself from jail up there …

  70. Pedro the Ignorant

    The fix is in.
    Rain stops play and the Sri Lankans all off to the mosque in thanks.

    Indian bookies withdraw their first born from sale on eBay.

  71. Helen Davidson (nmrn)

    Totally ‘unconfirmed report’.

    The crook was wearing a fucking ankle bracelet. Allegedly.

    Totally ‘unconfirmed report’.

    Police spokesman on ABC just said he was released on parole in January.

  72. feelthebern

    I saw a good term today.
    Logic Pretzel.

  73. Armadillo

    Meet you on Culloden moor. We’ll show the bastards.

    Mrs A’s relatives were deported from that battlefield to Barbados, or “Haidees” (Hell on Earth) as it was known at that time. It was the furtherest point on earth the British knew of to dump the Scottish trouble makers. Despite what people imagine, Barbados was totally uninhabited at the time. No Bob Marley types. No-one. Zippo.

    Australia was the cruel and unusual punishment for the Irish and assorted local miscreants some 250 years later.

    If someone takes me prisoner, let it be the English. For my grandchildrens sake. The English have no foresight. None. The toothless, bath dodging bastards.

    Exhibit A – New Zealand. A land of “free settlers”.

    Exhibit B – South Australia.

    Exhibit C – Melbourne

    Tasmania was an aberration in history. They started off pretty well, getting rid of the local populous and the Tasmanian Tigers and stuff. They even exported some decent timber. When Bob Hawke needed to win an election, it all turned to shit.

  74. vr

    Sohrab Ahmari has really caused a stir. Reason magazine is now wildly suggesting that he and others like him are neither Christian nor conservative.

    DB — check out Tablet mag. They do a number on French.

  75. Leigh Lowe

    Mitch M.

    #3034805, posted on June 4, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    New Study Finds Marijuana Users Are Happier and More Successful in Life

    Unless, of course, they are one of the 17% who develop paranoid schizophrenia and cut loose.
    But, whatever.

  76. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pedro the Ignorant

    Pedro – dinner this evening with a few other bon vivants.

    Do you remember the cafe on Saint Barbara’s Square, in Kal, that sold you a “morning after” coffee? With a Barocca on the side? The cups were a good size, had two handles, and had pink elephants painted around the rim? “If the elephants keep dancing, give up and go back to bed?” Asking for a friend..

  77. Armadillo

    Bookies would be cheering. They love upsets.

    Damn right. They would have made a motza on this result.

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    New Study Finds Marijuana Users Are Happier and More Successful in Life

    Excluding the explosive chundering.

    Violent vomiting and stoned drivers: The dark side of legal marijuana (2 Jun)

    It used to be a rare condition seen in only the most committed stoners: unrelenting extreme vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain brought on by years of regular marijuana consumption.

    But for emergency room doctors in Colorado, patients coming in with Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is now a regular occurrence.

    “[We see] people that smoke every day, unusually up to 10 times a day,” said Andrew Monte, a toxicologist at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

    “We’ll get these episodes where [they] have this unremitting vomiting syndrome. They come into the emergency department because they’ve been throwing up,” he said.

    CHS sufferers do not respond to typical anti-nausea medicine.

    “We actually treat them with antipsychotics. That seems to be the most effective treatment,” Dr Monte said.

    Quote is from the linked ABC story, which has a rather blander headline…

  79. Armadillo

    I don’t generally follow the cricket or their betting markets. Is Sri Lanka still in a pool, or will the result end in them being knocked out of the World Cup?

    Regardless, there would have been bets placed on them going through undefeated and so on.

  80. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    White farmer killed after dispute with squatters

    By Jane Flanagan
    The Times
    An hour ago June 4, 2019
    29 Comments

    A white farmer whose historic winelands property came to symbolise South Africa’s fraught land conflict has been shot dead by masked men.

    Four gunmen stormed into the homestead on Stefan Smit’s wine estate and killed him as he was eating dinner with his wife and a friend. The gang stole valuables and fled. His wife and a female guest were tied up but were otherwise unharmed, local media said.

    Mr Smit rose to prominence last year when scores of black settlers moved on to 145 acres of his estate, in Stellenbosch, an hour from Cape Town, and put up more than a hundred shacks. The occupation coincided with a debate over the governing African National Congress party’s decision to introduce a policy of expropriation of land without compensation.

    Last May Mr Smit, 62, won a court order to evict the squatters, only for them to reclaim the land three months later. Mr Smit and local landowners insisted that the invasion was politically motivated and squatters had been bussed to the land with building materials.

    From the Oz. Firstly, they disarmed the commandos…

  81. BrettW

    Just listening to Alan Jones podcast.

    Senator Eric Abetz talking about Folau case suggested online comments indicated sponsors might have known what was going to happen to Folau before Folau himself informed. Wonder which sponsor that might be (sarc).

    What a mess.

  82. Armadillo

    IIRC, you can bet on the outcome of an over, let alone the outcome of a game. The forward market is where the punters are going to be really pissed off.

  83. John Constantine

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

    Interesting way to consume some fine whisky, rumoured to be hangover free.

    If James May and Oz Clarke tried it without dying, how could it go wrong?.

    Comrades?.

  84. cohenite

    This roundup bullshit is just another cog in the greenie plan to kill humans. Remember DDT.

  85. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    If someone takes me prisoner, let it be the English.

    Dunno. I’ve seen the memorial at Bloemfontein. Twenty six thousand Boer women and kids.

  86. Mitch M.

    Dr Monte and his team at the emergency room say edible marijuana products, which can be far stronger and last far longer than smoking, are disproportionately to blame.

    That’s why. Long lead time for absorption when eaten and people don’t think about such things. Probably naive types because most stoners know about pacing.

    “We actually treat them with antipsychotics. That seems to be the most effective treatment,” Dr Monte said.

    Blocking that striatal dopamine but how? The irony is that they are treating people who have absorbed neuroprotective agents with neurotoxic agents. It is not widely reported that in both primate and animals antipsychotics reduce CNS volume.

  87. mh

    Seeing as Australian news is mostly behind a paywall, I wouldn’t know if this was reported here. Saw it at Fox News

    Healthy Texas couple dies from mysterious virus in Fiji

    A young and healthy Texas couple on a dream vacation in Fiji died suddenly after they both contracted a mysterious illness.

    Family of David and Michelle Paul said the Fort Worth couple began feeling unwell the day before they were supposed to leave Fiji and return home two weeks ago…

    … Michelle died first, then David, before he could be airlifted to Australia for treatment.

  88. Old School Conservative

    sponsors might have known what was going to happen to Folau before Folau himself informed

    The Tele a few days ago had this information in a subscribers’ special.

    Six RA sponsors — Qantas, Vodafone, Land Rover, ASICS, Accenture and HSBC — were notified of their intention to sack Folau before he was told by any of his bosses.

    This was due to Folau avoiding phone calls, and RA’s communications strategy to give their financial backers advance notice before making public statements.

    All six sponsors had indicated they would discontinue their relationship with RA if Folau was either not sacked, or made a strong public apology, removed the post and signed documents ensuring he’d never do it again.

    Another partner, furniture manufacturer Koala, even refused to attend an RA sponsors lunch that week because they did not want to be associated with the Folau drama.

  89. Indian bookies jumping off multi story buildings.

    Huh? The Sri Lankan team seems to be carrying out the pre-match instructions that were written on the inside of the small brown paper bag.

  90. Westie Woman

    Thanks Winston for the lovely photo of the sequinned bra..

    And Calli thanks for the offer too

    Maybe Carpe can pad the prize list with the bra!

    Calli I’m packing too – long weekend in Singapore so only a tiny bag needed

  91. Bruce in WA

    Could’a been, should’a been … 50 years ago? Really?

  92. Zyconoclast

    Slomo loves the NDIS because why*?

    Accused NDIS fraudsters had property in Indonesia: court
    Members of a syndicate accused of defrauding the National Disability Insurance Scheme of almost $3 million sent thousands of dollars to Indonesia, where they jointly owned land on the getaway island of Lombok, a court has heard.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/accused-ndis-fraudsters-had-property-in-indonesia-court-20190604-p51udc.html

    *having a disabled BIL is not a good enough reason.

  93. Bruce in WA

    Can you imagine how long this would last on TV today?

  94. Zyconoclast

    A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child and felt she could no longer go on living has been legally euthanised at home with the help of an ‘end-of-life clinic’.

    Noa Pothoven died in a hospital bed in her living room after being granted the right to euthanasia in the Netherlands.

    The Dutch teenager from Arnhem felt that life had become unbearable and she could no longer carry on.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7103019/Dutch-girl-17-legally-ends-life-euthanasia-clinic.html

  95. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Can you imagine how long this would last on TV today?

    Snork! Snork! I do remember those advertisements…

  96. Zyconoclast

    A carbon-neutral green city the size of 500 soccer fields is being built in Hungary. The project, located in the country’s northwest, is expected to cost about $1.6 billion on the outskirts of the Hegyeshalom-Bezenye region.

    https://www.domain.com.au/news/1-6-billion-green-city-to-be-built-in-hungary-844162/?utm_campaign=strap-masthead&utm_source=smh&utm_medium=link&utm_content=pos5&ref=pos1

  97. EvilElvis

    A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child and felt she could no longer go on living has been legally euthanised at home with the help of an ‘end-of-life clinic’.

    Geez, that’s sad.

  98. Stimpson J. Cat

    Unless, of course, they are one of the 17% who develop paranoid schizophrenia and cut loose.

    Using dope doesn’t cause Skitz.
    It can however increase the chance of it developing earlier if you have a genetic susceptibility to it.
    As always, it’s the fault of the parents.
    😁

    But seriously though, there is a reason I stopped smoking fairly young.
    It’s not rocket science.

  99. Stimpson J. Cat

    “The survey analysed extensive data from two US states that have voted to legalise the sale of cannabis — California and Colorado.”

    I’m sorry Mitch, but anyone who says they are happy living in California is obviously lying.
    Disgusting hippies.

  100. Steve trickler

    Bruce in WA
    #3034832, posted on June 4, 2019 at 11:32 pm
    Can you imagine how long this would last on TV today?

    Polly is still in my head.

  101. Bruce in WA

    A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child and felt she could no longer go on living has been legally euthanised at home with the help of an ‘end-of-life clinic’.

    Terrible. No, not so much that she chose euthanasia (although at 17 that’s bad enough!), but that she felt she could no longer go on living. Surely there must have been some help for her!

  102. BrettW

    OSC,
    Thanks for the bit about Folau. I think Folau was not on good terms with his management at that time and was ignoring calls from them which delayed RA getting in touch with him whilst the storm was brewing.

  103. Bruce in WA

    Polly is still in my head.

    Polly?

    What are you not telling us, Steve??

  104. Steve trickler

    She’s a honey.

  105. Pedro the Ignorant

    Zulu at 10.27pm.

    My Kalgoorlie office and yard was in Dugan St and I got my usual morning coffees from Queen Bees the other side of Hannan St. Early opener and they would see me coming and have the coffee ready as I walked in the door.

    Don’t recall the St Barbara’s cafe you mention, but then again Kal is a pretty wild town and nothing surprises me.

  106. Bruce in WA

    She’s a honey.

    Toneya Bird?

  107. Leigh Lowe

    A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child and felt she could no longer go on living has been legally euthanised at home with the help of an ‘end-of-life clinic’.

    Was she offered the opportunity to kill the rapist?

  108. Mitch M.

    I’m sorry Mitch, but anyone who says they are happy living in California is obviously lying.
    Disgusting hippies.

    I suspect it is more a demographic effect. The smokers are older picking up the habit because of the research pointing to potential protection against cognitive decline. There are increasing numbers of older smokers.

    Unless, of course, they are one of the 17% who develop paranoid schizophrenia and cut loose.
    But, whatever.

    Given your paranoia how much have you smoked?

  109. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Even though the plastic bag man isn’t on the Sinny Oprey House (my thoughts exactly too on that, Calli) I am glad to record again here that the little frigate Catallaxy made it all the way into Shanghai harbour carrying that special pic.

  110. Jannie

    Steve trickler
    #3034788, posted on June 4, 2019 at 9:57 pm
    Good stuff, Suzanne.

    Good stuff Steve. I always assumed the subject was a female, and the song a feminist trope, but I have it anyway because its such a well crafted piece. I am glad I know now.

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Even though the behomoths of Google and Facebook were totally blocked.

  112. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We are on the Rocky Mountaineer having been piped aboard by a kitted-out scotsman and we qre now enjoying breakfast as we meander through some Vancouver industrial areas, over a famous bridge and now we crawl alongside a big river. Soon be time to sign off and enjoy the scenery.

    Or my book. Hairy sees me putting it in my day pak and bemoans that if I only wanted a train journey for a read he would have happily purchased me a ticket to Parramatta and back.

  113. rickw

    Police spokesman on ABC just said he was released on parole in January.

    The parole board facilitating murder again.

  114. Arky

    Gawd.
    I better spell out for the stupider readers of this that “death to giraffes” is not an actual thing.
    Do NOT attack any actual giraffes in your immediate vicinity.
    Unless you have some armadildoes to send in first as infantry.

  115. Mark A

    Arky
    #3034865, posted on June 5, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Gawd.
    I better spell out for the stupider readers of this that “death to giraffes” is not an actual thing.
    Do NOT attack any actual giraffes in your immediate vicinity.
    Unless you have some armadildoes to send in first as infantry.

    Crap, now you tell us.

  116. Top Ender

    If you’ve ever sat through drunken halfwits causing trouble on a flight – jailed for two years!

  117. Arky

    What did you do Mark? How many armadildoes died?
    ..
    Also the tall people.
    Look, some of my best friends are tall ( is this lie too transparent? forge on)
    They have a hard enough life already, what with having no one to talk to during intercourse and so on.
    Phew. Think I got away with it.

  118. Tom

    My Mark Knight cartoon of the month. (For northern Cats, the idiot in the cement shoes is Brendon Bolton, the Carlton footy club AFL coach, who was sacked on Monday.)

  119. Tom

    David Rowe’s undergraduate view of the economy reminds me of Numbers.

  120. Mark A

    Arky
    #3034869, posted on June 5, 2019 at 3:52 am

    What did you do Mark? How many armadildoes died?

    Useless cowards they are, they ran away and burrowed in at first sight of a giraffe.

  121. Tintarella di Luna

    calli
    #3034687, posted on June 4, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you Tinta. I read that with great interest.

    calli you are a very kind person I have to do better on that score.

  122. johanna

    P. thank you for posting the Agnus Dei choral music yesterday. It is superb.

    I love almost all types of music (except opera, dirty rap and trad jazz) and that is a stunner. I’m not at all religious, but the contribution that Christianity and Judiasm have made to the arts is simply extraordinary.

    It’s what distinguishes us from animals and AI.

  123. bespoke

    Bruce in WA
    #3034843, posted on June 5, 2019 at 12:04 am
    A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child and felt she could no longer go on living has been legally euthanised at home with the help of an ‘end-of-life clinic’.

    Terrible. No, not so much that she chose euthanasia (although at 17 that’s bad enough!), but that she felt she could no longer go on living. Surely there must have been some help for her!

    I’m not apposed to critically ill people going out on there own terms but she is so young and I doubt all options like survivors groups was explored. Just hanging out with people who have gone though the same or worse and have not let it define them helps.

  124. Robber Baron

    Qantas, Vodafone, Land Rover, ASICS, Accenture and HSBC

    These companies are the enemy of the common man. I shall boycott them.

  125. Tel

    Boycotting Accenture … hit ’em where it Hertz!

  126. johanna

    TheirABC has published a list of winners and losers from the latest Budget.

    Losers – ratepayers and motorists.

    But, I repeat myself.

    I just checked and the rates on my old shack in Narrabundah are now about $150 a week. For me, that would be the cost of getting the garbage collected.

    At lunch recently with old pals from the APS, I discovered that one of them got a grant to make a garden to grow fruit and veg in their unit complex. It is all to do with saving Da Planet. When I asked why people who grew stuff on their own land didn’t get a grant – no answer was the stern reply.

    Moving out of the ACT was one of the best things I ever did.

  127. bespoke

    johanna

    And thousands do it for free. What a scam.

  128. johanna

    bespoke, the idea of a 17 year old girl being killed because she is depressed, courtesy of the State, is truly horrible.

    Those of us who can remember our teenage years know that, as Eric Burdon sang, ‘pain more painful laugh much louder, yeah.’

    When I was young.

    Letting a 17 year old agree to be killed, and then doing it, is madness.

    I don’t understand what is happening in the country of my birth. Maybe all the sensible and ambitious people emigrated, like my folks and their friends.

    There is still a hard core there, but the assaults on the old tradition of ‘swarte piet’ – a black skinned Santa’s helper – do not bode well for the future.

    Piece by piece, brick by brick, Europe’s culture is being dismembered. Anyone who complains about it is labelled as ‘racist.’ And the relatively mild Ramsay Centre endowment to celebrate Western civilisation is controversial in universities run by Marxists who have never had a real job.

    I was at the ANU in the early 70s when these people were settling in to lifelong jobs. I drank with them in the Bar and at parties. They were not particularly bright, but were very good at catching a wave. Today they have tenure, forever.

    Simon Haines, the CEO of the Ramsay project, used to be the Dean of English at the ANU. I know Simon, and will limit my comments accordingly. When I did English at the ANU, we did the classics, and nobody whined about gender or race or whatever.

    As a suburban pleb with no religion or literary leanings, I will never forget my first introduction to:

    Glory be to God for dappled things

    He got me right there, and I’ve never looked back.

  129. Letting a 17 year old agree to be killed, and then doing it, is madness.

    Our government once sent 20 year olds to fight and die in peacetime on foreign soil in a war of national liberation.
    Two hundred plus were killed by their own government. They didn’t “agree to be killed”.
    How would you describe that?

  130. John Comnenus

    Didn’t take long for SCOMO to slip back into his traditional role as the bureaucrats bitch. Invite the Chinese Navy in, thump Trump trying to reign in the expansionist totalitarian trade cheating China, cheered on the AFP raid on a journalist at home over a story written 14 months ago, and threatening private companies for taking private company decisions. FMD, what will be next?

    What SCOMO needs to do is cut taxes, constrain spending growth (not even cuts), reduce immigration, support coal and promote freedom of speech. BTW this will likely be the platform of the post Albanese ALP once they drop the far left Green agenda.

  131. mh

    Numbers, you are in for a treat with Rowe #2 today.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    According to my wireless it is State of Oranges day, whatever that is.

  133. John Comnenus

    Smart diplomacy, whack Trump whilst trying to avoid getting the US putting tarrifs on our aluminium exports to the US. How dumb is DFAT? Trump is smashing China, the future is Vietnam. India and the 🇵🇭, we should be orienting that way rather than going in to bat for China on trade and hosting their Navy. Maybe SCOMO could reverse the Hauwei ban as well?

  134. Nob

    Even in the hip* bars of Amsterdam people reckon that 17yo case is fucked.

    *they’re hip when I walk in there anyway.

  135. Barry

    A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child and felt she could no longer go on living has been legally euthanised at home with the help of an ‘end-of-life clinic’.

    Terrible. No, not so much that she chose euthanasia (although at 17 that’s bad enough!), but that she felt she could no longer go on living. Surely there must have been some help for her!

    Sadly, I think she got plenty of “help” to convince her to die. Counselling would do that, in those countries.

    I am staggered that no-one has said this is wrong, this whole sad story is wrong. Pope? PM? Archbishop. Right to Life?

    Will no one speak out about this?

  136. Nob

    Tel
    #3034889, posted on June 5, 2019 at 6:09 am
    Boycotting Accenture

    Wish I could, but clients have outsourced their Accounts Payable to them.

    Did a job offshore Turkey last year that was run from UK and paid by Accenture in Prague.

  137. Farmer Gez

    The mob is gathering outside the Supreme Court ahead of the Pell appeal.
    What a pity there isn’t a Barabbas for them to free.

  138. Woolfe

    I’m not a great prayer but will be praying for Pell today.

  139. Arky

    I am staggered that no-one has said this is wrong, this whole sad story is wrong. Pope? PM? Archbishop. Right to Life?

    ..
    Our culture is now a death cult.
    You owe our elites and their sick systems nothing and must do everything you can to protect your family from their malign influences.

  140. Geriatric Mayfly

    as we meander through some Vancouver industrial areas, over a famous bridge and now we crawl alongside a big river.
    Presumably the Fraser river, once the stuff of legend for its run of Pacific salmon. Some time ago however, the First Americans moved in with their freezer vans and almost cleaned out an entire run. It was their right under some arcane law that grants them privileged hunting and fishing rights. Canadian fishery officers kept well distant from this pillage. Recovery of the fish stock was considered moot at the time.

  141. rugbyskier

    TheirABC has published a list of winners and losers from the latest Budget.

    Losers – ratepayers and motorists.

    And Tuggeranong, which coincidentally is the only electorate in Canberra that has 3 Liberal MLAs to the ALP’s 2 MLAs.

  142. Tel

    I see the Broward coward is going to be held to account.

    I know people will jeer but the job of police officers is not, and has never been, to get themselves killed. They are a deterrent and they investigate crime, and sometimes catch criminals in the act, but the idea that the police force is your own personal bodyguard is just plain wrong. It’s been demonstrated legally that police have no duty to protect anyone.

    The real problem is that there has been a mythology created to encourage foolish people to expect police to save them when they get into trouble. This mythology has been good for police budgets and additional powers, but it’s all bullshit, and the sooner everyone gets a grip on that fact, the better off we will all be.

  143. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    3h
    Just had a big victory in Federal Court over the Democrats in the House on the desperately needed Border Wall. A big step in the right direction. Wall is under construction!

    Get on with it!

  144. johanna

    This

    is the link to Mark Steyn at the Canadian committee hearings.

    He comes in at about 15 minutes.

    I must say that they have much better background music than most.

  145. Tel

    A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child and felt she could no longer go on living has been legally euthanised at home with the help of an ‘end-of-life clinic’.

    So it’s proven that safeguards are not all that safe.

    Well *shrug* now you know.

  146. Arky

    You are a damaged man Numberwang.
    Get some help for fuckssake.
    The rape and subsequent murder of someone’s daughter has nothing AT ALL to do with your topic of obsession.
    You idiot.

  147. Mother Lode

    Police spokesman on ABC just said he was released on parole in January.

    Enough about the spokesperson, what about the alleged perpetrator?

  148. John Comnenus
    #3034906 and 9, “Smart diplomacy, whack Trump whilst trying to avoid getting the US putting tarrifs on our aluminium exports to the US. How dumb is DFAT? Trump is smashing China, the future is Vietnam. India and the 🇵🇭, we should be orienting that way rather than going in to bat for China on trade and hosting their Navy. Maybe SCOMO could reverse the Hauwei ban as well?”

    When Sir Michael Caine was a young soldier in Korea with three others, his officer asked them to join him (for five pounds) in raiding a large Chinese group to get a prisoner.

    Caine asked, “Sir, are you &@%#ing mad?”

    Why has no one asked Morrison the same question?

  149. lotocoti

    Cripes.
    I just realised 339 Australians were killed by their own government in a Korean war of fatherland liberation.

  150. Notafan

    Sad story.

    I doubt the assault claims.

    But the case is not surprising in a culture of death.

    Why do people wring their hands over teen suicide (its what it is but without the burden of one’s own hand)but feel other euthanasia cases are justified?

    Pain is pain, right?

    I’ve thought for years that legalising euthanasia would result in suicidal teens been green lighted.

    no actual evidence she was raped

  151. Bear Necessities

    A 17-year-old girl who was raped as a young child and felt she could no longer go on living has been legally euthanised at home with the help of an ‘end-of-life clinic’.

    This is a real shame. I don’t like saying this but her rapist has won.

  152. Mother Lode

    David Rowe’s undergraduate view of the economy reminds me of Numbers.

    This in what is supposedly our preeminent business newspaper.

    I begin to wonder whether they don’t keep Rowe employed not for his insight into current affairs, but his insight into how second rate minds see things – which is probably useful for them to know since there are a lot of those benighted power-point lickers out there and they have an effect.

  153. Boambee John

    The seagull has arrived.

    Put on your hats and raincoats to protect yourselves from the falling [email protected]

  154. Notafan

    PS Dutch politician

    It wasn’t ‘strength’

    And that online cheersquad validating her decision.

  155. Farmer Gez

    Not a sad story Nota.
    Deliberate cold blooded murder of a girl with mental issues.
    All involved should be charged and jailed.

  156. Rafiki redux

    Rugbyskier at 7.59. The Liberal federal government should consider ways to shore up its voter base in the southern suburbs of the ACT, as much as to protect irs Senate seat as its 3 MLAs. With the prospect of the tram to Woden on the never-never, a larger noth-south split could open up.

  157. Arky

    Why do people wring their hands over teen suicide

    ..
    It isn’t suicide.
    And if numberwang has a point at all, which he doesn’t but if he did, it might be that 17 y.o.s aren’t really yet what they are going to be.
    Their little brains aren’t yet fully formed. Even if they emphatically tell you they want to die, or get a sex change, or a tattoo, the correct response is: we aren’t going to help you do that.

  158. Farmer Gez

    NT chief minister Gunner says it’s not the Darwin we know.
    Really?
    Lots of bikies and dodgy bastards are attracted to Darwin.

  159. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Soon be time to sign off and enjoy the scenery.

    Enjoy the scenery, LizzieB, it’s mind bending.

  160. Notafan

    My point is Arky, is that you cannot logically support euthanasia for older people and decry teen suicide/euthanasia.

    Teenager suicide because they have extreme mental pain and distress and have lost all hope which is what this girl did, facilitated by a secular society that no longer has any idea of what right and wrong is.

    I remember many years ago watching a Dutch documentary on euthanasia and one of the victims was a 30 year old woman who had struggled with anorexia since she was a teen.

    They were also allowing parents to effectively euthanize disabled babies by deny them surgeries.

    I distinctly remember a doctor being a bit vexed because a Christian couple insisted that their down syndrome child be given lifesaving heart surgery.

    It’s either all good or all bad.

  161. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Put on your hats and raincoats to protect yourselves from the falling [email protected]

    All the falling [email protected] about a “war of national liberation? “

  162. Notafan

    Why would you deny your oh so compassionate death with dignity just because someone hadn’t had the right birthday?

    Dan Andrews saw the suffering of his dear old dad, and pushed though a legal change, wouldn’t he be just as compassionate for a beloved child?

  163. Percy Popinjay

    rowe is an insane homosexual imbecile (BIRM) whose “cartoons” resemble vomit and are about as funny as a freshly laid dog turd.

    Tom, cease and desist, thanks. If you could deep six Delonas, you can do the same to that tiresome collectivist piece of human garbage.

  164. DrBeauGan

    I don’t agree with you on this, Percy. I agree that Rowe is a godawful subhuman, but there are plenty like him. I want to know how they think, if thinking is the right word. He’s hardly likely to influence anyone here except numbers who is clearly similarly deranged.

  165. rugbyskier

    Rugbyskier at 7.59. The Liberal federal government should consider ways to shore up its voter base in the southern suburbs of the ACT, as much as to protect its Senate seat as its 3 MLAs. With the prospect of the tram to Woden on the never-never, a larger north-south split could open up.

    Agreed. Also the Liberals could work on a long-term strategy to turn the federal electorate of Bean, which covers much the same area as the ACT electorates of Brindabella and Murrumbidgee, where the Liberals achieved a higher primary vote than Labor in the last ACT election. The Liberals should focus on the ‘Tuggeranong Tradie’ as their ACT voter base.

  166. bespoke

    Why would you deny your oh so compassionate death with dignity just because someone hadn’t had the right birthday?

    That’s a bit of hyperbole, nota

  167. Tintarella di Luna

    They were also allowing parents to effectively euthanize disabled babies by deny them surgeries.

    The ultimate discrimination. When will they start euthanising people who have accidents which leave them very disabled and in need of significant support?

  168. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘alleged offender’

    This local piece of shit is currently undergoing a psychiatric assessment in hospital under guard. Not because he’s loco, but because he said he might be, and in any event it would be prudent from an investigative point of view to rule it out.

    Evidently, he decided it would be best to hand himself in lest he himself be ventilated by furious coppers. So he rings up, places himself in a normally busy intersection where he knew he’d filmed by curious punters, and is boxed in by various units. Leaves the shotty in the ute so he can’t be shot on sight. Disappointed, the tactical people walk up and taser him anyway.

    If he was half a man he would have had a decent shootout with people who could shoot back in a patch bereft of normal people. But no. Much like the Hoddle Street killer, his cowardice came to the fore in the end.

  169. Anthony

    Can’t seem to find any reports on the massive protests against Trump in London. Could it be the case that the English people see Trump as a pro-Brexit force and the leader of the forces against globalisation and see Trump as the leader of the country that saved Britain from the last attempt by a continental european power to enslave them?

  170. Knuckle Dragger

    You’ve drawn some long bows in your time, Four Leaf Tayback, but this one takes the cake by a street.

    I would implore you to leave this one alone. If ever someone has set themselves up for a virtual hanging, drawing and quartering, this is it.

  171. thefrollickingmole

    You know a publication can actually have all the info it needs and still not be able to connect the dots.

    Story is largely irrelevent its another “Brexit bad/UKIP voters are scum/capitalism bad/diversity is our strength boilerplate.

    But it includes these lines in the same article.
    1st: Peterborough is a smallish city in eastern England with a fast-growing population of European migrants attracted by its factories, warehouses and agricultural work.


    Folowed by this
    2: While officially only one in 20 are unemployed in Peterborough, a lot of the work is short term and insecure. Peterborough residents, as our reports show, have seen their pay packets on average shrink by 13% in real terms – a £4,000 loss that few can afford.

    Then they almost make a connection but cant bring themselves to question the cult of multi-cult and mass migration.

    At the heart of the populist backlash is people’s feeling that they are losing ground, not because they have been dealt a poor hand in life, but because the rules were unfair and others – bankers, large companies, foreigners – are taking advantage of a rigged playing field. What may look like a xenophobic reaction might have its roots in economic dislocations. What matters is that politicians offer a narrative and policies that frame success as an economic rather than a cultural phenomenon. That unfortunately seems an unlikely prospect this week.

    They literally stated the problem, there is nothing “xenophobic” in pointing out companies love mass migration as its more companies and a surplus of labor, bankers much the same plus its a lot more people able to borrow and use their services.

    The locals are effectively seeing their wages drop for the benefit of “outsiders”many of whom are making the logical decision to spend 15-20 years working in the UK then heading home with money saved.

  172. Boambee John

    The Liberals should focus on the ‘Tuggeranong Tradie’ as their ACT voter base.

    The Liberals should focus on the ‘Everywhere Tradie’ as their ACT voter base. The rich suburbs have become havens of virtue signalling, only because it is both socially advantageous, and they can afford it. They are lost to the Slime, who are a similar demographic.

    Focus on small business and tradies. Their employees will follow when they see how they benefit. These are the new generation of Menzies’ “Forgotten people”, and their votes are there to be collected.

  173. Percy Popinjay

    I want to know how they think, if thinking is the right word

    Doc, there are plenty of other sources around if you’d like to know what those collectivist imbeciles’ latest tiresome causes are.

    I detest rowe not only for the reasons cited in the comment above, but also because whatever bizarre disgusting obsessions are rattling around in his thick empty skull aren’t worth knowing about in the first place. Not to mention that I hate the AFR with a passion. Only in this stupid, stupid country could a rag exist that is supposedly aimed at business people, but be openly and incessantly derisive of capitalism.

    That sick unfunny fuck simply reflects and magnifies that rag’s intrinsic absurdities. Enough.

  174. Knuckle Dragger

    The local halfwit drove his ute from crime scene to crime scene, creating havoc with a pump action shotgun.

    The solution is clear to all those who can see.

    We must immediately ban utes.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Appeal case outlined

    The defence submissions, released this morning, are based on P#ll’s strident view that the offending could never have happened. In a tightly written document, the defence focuses on the plausibility of the offending occurring in the cathedral.

    Its claims include that P#ll wasn’t left alone, that the complainant claims the offending occurred while the sacristy door was open and that no one saw the choirboys leave their colleagues after mass.

    The document necessarily relies on the core arguments outlined in the County Court.

    Ongoing, from the Oz.

  176. Boambee John

    Oops, didn’t make all the necessary changes.

    The Liberals should focus on the ‘Everywhere Tradie’ as their future voter base, not just their ACT voting base.

  177. Beertruk

    Two hundred plus were killed by their own government. They didn’t “agree to be killed”.
    How would you describe that?

    The ‘200 plus’ signed up of their own free will or were conscripted and went away to the two way shooting gallery with the expectation they would return.
    Once the 17 year old decided to be euthanised for what ever reason, there was no expectation of return. State sanctioned shite.

  178. DrBeauGan

    Not to mention that I hate the AFR with a passion. Only in this stupid, stupid country could a rag exist that is supposedly aimed at business people, but be openly and incessantly derisive of capitalism.

    I have been getting financial times reports for a week now, and am not planning to subscribe. The editorials are pathetic. And the commenters mainly stupid. So it’s not just the AFR.

    I guess journos as a class desperately want to be fashionable.

  179. Knuckle Dragger

    People who were there may prove me wrong, but I am unaware of one single conscript who, once in country, was forced into participating in a fighting patrol at gunpoint.

    It’s counterproductive, and the reluctant ‘soldier’ is a danger to all those around him and certainly can’t be counted on when shit gets real.

    I would think that a job where he can’t endanger any of his comrades would be quickly found.

    Such as, I don’t know, showing fillums to real soldiers deep behind the wire where the nasties won’t go.

  180. C.L.

    On the thirtieth anniversary of Tiananmen Square …
    Scott Morrison defends Federal Police raid on journalist Annika Smethurst’s Canberra home.

    Post-Wussia, I don’t want to hear any so-called conservatives defend spy agencies.
    They are the enemy.

  181. EvilElvis

    They have a hard enough life already, what with having no one to talk to during intercourse and so on.

    Hahaha, don’t you know that everyone’s the same height once they are laying down, Arky? And our long limbs will have your short, stumpy girls feeling like an octopus us ravaging them, lustful hands and, er, things coming from all directions, bwooohahaha!

  182. EvilElvis

    Btw, this armadillo is delicious.

  183. Geriatric Mayfly

    Can’t seem to find any reports on the massive protests against Trump in London

    Been hunting for same. A gathering of rent-a-crowd in Parliament Sq. is hardly the cast of thousands we were promised in the much larger Trafalgar Sq. My fascination for the blimp is only exceeded by the total distraction offered by Jezza. As yet, have not seen the old commo exhorting the proletariat.

  184. mh

    NT chief minister Gunner says it’s not the Darwin we know.
    Really?
    Lots of bikies and dodgy bastards are attracted to Darwin.

    I would think that bikies per capita Darwin wins hands down.

  185. I would implore you to leave this one alone. If ever someone has set themselves up for a virtual hanging, drawing and quartering, this is it.

  186. C.L.

    I’ll give Theresa May this (in stark contrast to Julie Bishop): she has lovely lady’s arms and skin.
    ———
    Story and pics of the Winfield House banquet.

  187. I would implore you to leave this one alone. If ever someone has set themselves up for a virtual hanging, drawing and quartering, this is it.

    You would make a great stand-up comedian.
    This is supposed to be a “Libertarian” site.
    A young woman exercises ultimate freedom of choice and takes her own life – an absolute tragedy, but she was exercising free will.
    Fifty years ago, the government of this country institutionalised a process whereby 20 year-olds were randomly selected (on the basis of their birthdays) to fight in a futile and dodgy conflict. Despite the crap posted here, the bulk of them weren’t willing. If they had been, they would have volunteered for National Service, an option always open.
    Compare the two situations.
    A (perhaps misguided) young woman makes a choice.
    Thousands of young men are “called up” without making that choice.
    Two hundred or so were killed. Unlike the young woman, they wanted to live. I knew a couple of them, and I can vouch for that.
    Again, what would you call that?

  188. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    People who were there may prove me wrong, but I am unaware of one single conscript who, once in country, was forced into participating in a fighting patrol at gunpoint.

    Seems it was not unknown for conscripts to “go along with the flow” , for the benefits available to returned soldiers, and, when popular opinion in Australia seemed to turn against the war, claim they were sent against their will..

  189. Geriatric Mayfly

    I’ll give Theresa May this (in stark contrast to Julie Bishop): she has lovely lady’s arms and skin.

    That May-be so. However, whilst admitting I know little about haute couture, Mrs May never seems to get it quite right. The visuals are seldom harmonious.

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    Blair’s Law!

    Biological Man Who Beat Women in Cycling Complains About ‘Toxic Masculinity’

    This weekend, a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman and who won a global cycling championship last year complained about how “toxic masculinity” makes women feel uncomfortable. Some feminists found this remarkably ironic.

    “Toxic masculinity includes not being able to recognize when women are deeply uncomfortable with your behavior or presence,” Rachel McKinnon, an assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, tweeted. McKinnon became infamous for winning the gold medal in the women’s 35-54 age group in the 2018 Masters Track Cycling World Championships.

    Maybe he wants to be known worldwide as a toxic qwerty. If so he seems to be succeeding.

  191. classical_hero

    As usual the tolerant left became violent during protests.

  192. Knuckle Dragger

    mh,

    You would think so. What we have, however, is a collection of retards even the Crayon Eater couldn’t teach.

    As an example, the president of the Rebels chapter a couple of years ago lived with his dear old mum in the rural area outside of town, and bred chihuahuas as a hobby.

    The original Darwin bikies, the Blonks were a gang of street fighters that generally caused dramas in town before being folded into the Hells Angels. The HAs are all older gents, a bit decrepit and well past enforcing their methods on others. There are a couple of them involved in the trucking business, to the deep angst of their bosses.

    We’ve had the Rock Machine, the Mongols and most recently the Outlaws interested in starting chapters here. Unfortunately for them, Darwin (and the whole NT in fact) is oversupplied with coppers who generally deal with a, ah, different demographic, and are overjoyed to target and hunt down a different type of crook.

    So they’re followed, hassled, spoken to and generally hounded until they work out they can’t do business here. Plus, licensing laws here prohibit the wearing of patches or supporter gear in any licensed premises, so no exposure.

    If they were half smart this place would be a goldmine for bikies. A porous port and border, gateway to Asia and lots of open space. But they’re not.

  193. John Constantine

    Glyphosate/roundup can now be identified by activist wymynsys as a corporate risk towards their companies and councils.

    Being described as ‘people power’.

    Funny that the science being settled and 99% of scientists studies showing safety do not matter once lawfare comes into it.

    Anybody that ever had cancer and worked with roundup can look at a class action against a godless multinational.

    Suggested that who would want to spend the next few years working for a roundup company, if it is going to be the next asbestos and banned and litigated into extinction?.

    Bail out now before your C.V. gets tainted.

  194. cohenite

    Mueller is such a vile bastard. I believe he spent 2 years trying to:

    1 Blackmail all Trump associates into lying about Trump and prosecuting them for irrelevant crimes (sic) if they didn’t
    2 Examined every financial detail of Trump’s dealings including his tax returns and Deutsche Bank accounts
    3 Tried to trap Trump in a perjury sting
    4 Lied about why he didn’t state there were obstruction crimes
    5 And now has lied about what Trump’s Lawyer, Dowd, wrote to Admiral Flynn’s lawyers; here is what Mueller’s report says Dowd wrote:

    I

    understand your situation, but let me see if I can’t state it in starker terms. . . . [I]t wouldn’t surprise me if you’ve gone on to make a deal with … the government. … [I]f . .. there’s information that implicates the President, then we’ve got a national security issue, . . . so, you know, . . . we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of protecting all our interests if we can …. [R]emember what we’ve always said about the ‘ President and his feelings toward Flynn and, that still remains ….

    Here is what Dowd actually wrote:

    Hey, Rob, uhm, this is John again. Uh, maybe, I-I-I-‘m-I’m sympathetic; I understand your situation, but let me see if I can’t … state it in … starker terms. If you have … and it wouldn’t surprise me if you’ve gone on to make a deal with, and, uh, work with the government, uh … I understand that you can’t join the joint defense; so that’s one thing. If, on the other hand, we have, there’s information that … implicates the President, then we’ve got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue, I don’t know … some issue, we got to-we got to deal with, not only for the President, but for the country. So … uh … you know, then-then, you know, we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of … protecting all our interests, if we can, without you having to give up any … confidential information. So, uhm, and if it’s the former, then, you know, remember what we’ve always said about the President and his feelings toward Flynn and, that still remains, but — Well, in any event, uhm, let me know, and, uh, I appreciate your listening and taking the time. Thanks, Pal.

    You see what Mueller did there? You see what he deliberately left out?

    His transcript leaves the impression that Dowd is doing something inappropriate, is going behind everyone’s back looking to get information, even after the door closed on cooperation due to Flynn’s decision to make a deal with the special counsel. But…

    If you look at the full transcript, Dowd is very specific about not wanting any information he should not have, not wanting any “confidential information.”

    That one little sentence — “without you having to give up any … confidential information” — is what is called exculpatory, and there is only one reason for Mueller to remove it, and that is to further his attempt to frame Trump, even though he has to manufacture evidence, or in this case, hide exculpatory evidence, in order to do so.

    Let’s also keep in mind that the Mueller Report (which debunked the media’s Russia Collusion Hoax and cleared Trump of obstruction) was over 400 pages long, so Mueller’s decision to selectively edit this voice mail had nothing to do with saving space.

    What you have here is Exhibit A showing what a dirty prosecutor does to frame the accused.

    Mueller should be charged immediately.

  195. Geriatric Mayfly

    Picture at The Oz. The criminal arrives at Court. Milligan goes moist.

  196. Arky

    If any doctor did to one of my students what was done to that girl and I find out who they are, they better start running.

  197. Spider

    Incredible. The Darwin gun man released in January and wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet still managed to access to a firearm.

  198. thefrollickingmole

    JCs mate pops up for another barrage from his turd trap.

    The climate crisis is our third world war. It needs a bold response
    Joseph Stiglitz

    (Talib actually named a whole section on him He’s also applied special venom to several worthy targets in professional economics, including Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and Paul Samuelson. Taleb labels as “Stiglitz Syndrome” the process whereby public intellectuals suffer no financial or career consequences for being spectacularly wrong in their predictions.)

    Yet here he is, once again pontificating that others must suffer while hes insulated against the results of what he proposes.
    Yes, we can afford it, with the right fiscal policies and collective will. But more importantly, we must afford it. The climate emergency is our third world war. Our lives and civilization as we know it are at stake, just as they were in the second world war.

    The war on the climate emergency, if correctly waged, would actually be good for the economy – just as the second world war set the stage for America’s golden economic era , with the fastest rate of growth in its history amidst shared prosperity. The Green New Deal would stimulate demand, ensuring that all available resources were used; and the transition to the green economy would likely usher in a new boom. Trump’s focus on the industries of the past, like coal, is strangling the much more sensible move to wind and solar power. More jobs by far will be created in renewable energy than will be lost in coal.

    Hes actually advocating for more expensive, less reliable and more manpower intensive energy as a good thing…. FFS

    ..
    Some changes will be easy, for instance, eliminating the tens of billions of dollars of fossil fuel subsidies and moving resources from producing dirty energy to producing clean energy. You could say, though, that America is lucky: we have such a poorly designed tax system that’s regressive and rife with loopholes that it would be easy to raise more money at the same time that we increase economic efficiency. Taxing dirty industries, ensuring that capital pays at least as high a tax rate as those who work for a living, and closing tax loopholes would provide trillions of dollars to the government over the next 10 years, money that could be spent on fighting the climate emergency. Moreover, the creation of a national Green Bank would provide funding to the private sector for climate breakdown – to homeowners who want to make the high-return investments in insulation that enables them to wage their own battle against the climate crisis, or businesses that want to retrofit their plants and headquarters for the green economy.

    And the answer to everything is …higher taxes, more government control… comrade.

    Reminds me of this chap.

  199. Knuckle Dragger

    Australia is truly a darker place, now that we realise the extent of the genius denied us by the bastard government forcing a tortured prodigy to show films in another country for ten months, 50 years ago.

  200. stackja

    5 June 1975 Gough sacked Cairns.

  201. John Constantine

    Vegan animal justice party m.p. holds balance of power in the vicco parliment on the purging of dissenting volunteers from the cfa vote.

    The self-proclaimed “scruffy kid from the western suburbs — a scaffolder, a trade unionist, a vegan animal rights activist” — is expected to hold the deciding vote on the Victorian Government’s bill to split the CFA.

  202. People who were there may prove me wrong, but I am unaware of one single conscript who, once in country, was forced into participating in a fighting patrol at gunpoint.

    I participated in many fighting patrols with a bunch of blokes who were doing the same, with very little enthusiasm, but we were fighting for each other.
    On April 23rd, 1970, I saw one digger in my section throw his rifle on the ground after he became disenchanted with the way we were operating (in small half-platoon patrols). He was ex-5 RAR, and a NS volunteer. I felt sorry for him at the time because 5 RAR had returned to Oz and he was posted to 7 RAR to complete the rest of his NS obligation. He hadn’t trained with us, and didn’t know and trust us.
    AFAIK, he was never charged. The army “vanished” him overnight, and he apparently served the remainder of his obligation in Battalion HQ.
    He has since died. That particular incident is reported in Bruce Ravenscroft’s book “Contact – Wait – Out”, and I cover it in my book, without naming him.
    I would never name him.
    In reference to the crap about spending my whole tour showing movies at the horseshoe – I did that for about two weeks. It was much more enjoyable than patrolling in a rifle section, in which posting I spent the bulk of my tour, but you will have to buy my book to get across the detail.

  203. pete m

    Quick update on my nephew – I saw him yesterday for first time in too long – tyranny of distance and busy families. He is the same cheeky bugger! Also a great little kid – helped out with the moving van – loved operating the lifter.
    Medically they are sure it was needle caused nerve damage and he is doing extensive therapy to regain nerve control lost so far. It will be a long haul but it is great to see his personality is unchanged.
    Thanks for your kind thoughts and prayers.
    Sorry P you had an unpleasant experience getting your injection – I’m still to have mine due to a lingering cold and not looking forward to it.

    Lastly, thinking of Pell today and hoping he finally gets a fair go.

  204. stackja

    June 5, 1981, MMWR [Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report] published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles.

  205. Chris

    Incredible. The Darwin gun man released in January and wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet still managed to access to a firearm.

    And indeed, it was one of those banned under the NFA of 1996.

    Well done, Little Johnny. Well done, Tim Fischer.

  206. classical_hero

    tfm, I keep asking them what government subsidies apply only to fossil fuel companies and I always get a blank.

  207. stackja

    Criminals not caring about gun laws?I am shocked!

  208. Des Deskperson

    ‘Rugbyskier at 7.59. The Liberal federal government should consider ways to shore up its voter base in the southern suburbs of the ACT, as much as to protect irs Senate seat as its 3 MLAs. With the prospect of the tram to Woden on the never-never, a larger noth-south split could open up.’

    The only place where the Libs did really well was the furthest reached of the Tuggeranong Valley – Lanyon, Banks, poor and neglected . Otherwise, there doesn’t seem to be much overall correlation in the South between socio-economic status and votes. This may be the result of shifts in dwelling patterns and the growth and spread of appartments full of ‘progressive’ hipsters.

    In Bean, Labors 2PP share of the vote was still, 57.27%, despite a 1.38% swing away and a Labor candidate who, even by ALP standards, was a talentless little apparatchik. It’s going to take quite an effort to change this

  209. Leigh Lowe

    Little girl is [email protected]
    Suffers for years and, despite the fact that she is obviously mentally scrambled, is executed by the state at age 17.

    Sicko Nasho : “It’s all about meee.”

  210. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Medical, fitness, educational and security examinations

    The standards of fitness required for national service in the Regular Army Supplement were the same as those for voluntary service in the Regular Army. Prospective national servicemen underwent three examinations. To avoid loss of working time, most were held on weekday evenings or on Saturdays. Men balloted in who failed to report for a medical examination or deceived or obstructed a Medical Board were fined $100.

    The first examination was conducted by one of the medical boards, usually consisting of two casually employed civilian doctors, that were convened at various centres around Australia and performed their task according to standards laid down by the DLNS. This examination consisted of a study of the man’s medical history, a physical examination, and a urinalysis to check albumen and sugar. A chest x-ray was conducted if the man passed these tests. Doctors were instructed not to risk passing men who might become medical liabilities in action. Prospective national servicemen were then placed in one of four categories: A, or medically fit for all service duties and to be called up in the next intake; B. not at present meeting the required standards and to be called up and examined again; C, unfit for service; and D, unfit for service and advised to seek medical advice or treatment. The number of men classified unfit after this examination increased each year. In 1965, 37.7 per cent of men examined failed to meet Army standards; in 1967 and 1970 the failure rate was 51.2 per cent

    Sue Langford’s article makes interesting reading. By 1967, fifty percent of all prospective conscripts failed to pass the “medical”, yet someone who had had polio as a child passed?

  211. Roger

    Can’t seem to find any reports on the massive protests against Trump in London.

    Jeremy Corbyn will reportedly lead the protests today, focusing on “climate change, misogyny & xenophobia”.

  212. John Constantine

    SYDNEY, June 4 (Reuters) – Lawyers of an Australian gardener on Tuesday said they had filed a lawsuit against Bayer AG BAYGn.DE agricultural chemicals unit Monsanto for severe harm caused by an ingredient used in its weed killer Roundup, the first such case in the country.

    The lawsuit follows court rulings in the United States linking Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, to cancer, which has already taken tens of billions of euros off Bayer’s market value.

    In court documents seen by Reuters filed in the Australian state of Victoria on Monday, self-employed Michael Ogalirolo, 54, said he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma – a type of leukemia – after using Monsanto’s Roundup for more than 20 years.

    “Roundup products are dangerous to human health and unfit to be marketed and sold in commerce, particularly without proper warnings and directions,” the writ filed by Carbone Lawyers says.

    Bayer said it was aware of reports regarding a statement of claim about glyphosate but had not received a writ.

    “We have great sympathy for any individual with cancer, but the extensive body of science on glyphosate-based herbicides over four decades supports the conclusion that Roundup does not cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” it said in a statement.

    Ogalirolo is seeking damages from the company for endangering his life, loss of income, cost of care, as well as “punishing the company for supplying a product that is not safe”, Ogalirolo’s lawyer, Tony Carbone, told Reuters.

    It will be the first action of its kind in Australia, he said.

    For Bayer – inventor of Aspirin and maker of stroke prevention drug Xarelto and Yasmin birth control pills – lawsuits in the United States are the biggest headache with more than 13,400 plaintiffs bringing claims over the herbicide’s alleged cancer risk.

    The group’s market value has fallen below what Bayer paid for Monsanto after shedding more than 40 percent since the first U.S. jury verdict last August.

    A California couple were awarded more than $2 billion last month in the largest U.S. jury penalty over allegations its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, though the punitive damages are expected to be reduced.

    Shares of Australia’s Nufarm (NUF) dropped to a more than five-year low this week after the crop protection group said that it was exposed to risk of litigation because it was a supplier of glyphosate-based herbicides.

    Been a short sellers bonanza.

    Good business, identify a product the media will go to war against, spoonfeed a few stories, encourage a few lawfare actions and make a killing on the short side.

    Sometimes by pure fluke there is even something wrong with the product.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

  213. By 1967, fifty percent of all prospective conscripts failed to pass the “medical”, yet someone who had had polio as a child passed?

    I’ve always found this strange.
    My parents were incredulous.
    It may have had something to do with the fact that I cut a picture of Field Marshall Ky from Time magazine, drew a noose around his neck, and posted it with my registration.
    It was in my file when I went for my medical.
    Perhaps the GMO was an NS supporter and was teaching me a lesson.
    Alternatively, an active bush childhood, and playing Union at Downlands assisted my rehab.
    But I did have mild polio.
    My parents showed me the paperwork (since lost) of my diagnosis, and a letter from our family doctor with advice, which included buying me a tricycle, and making sure I spent at least an hour riding it daily.
    I grew to hate the bloody thing, but it was probably good therapy..

  214. Arky

    Jeremy Corbyn will reportedly lead the protests today, focusing on “climate change, misogyny & xenophobia”.

    ..
    Climate change: please de-industrialise your countries.
    Misogyny: please destroy your families and sow mistrust between men and women.
    Xenophobia: please open your countries up and give up all allegiance to the present populace.
    A complete package to destroy your country.
    They have been fine tuning this funky jive for sixty years.

  215. Roger

    Little girl is [email protected] Suffers for years and, despite the fact that she is obviously mentally scrambled, is executed by the state at age 17.

    From one report:

    “Dutch MP Lisa Westerveld visited Pothoven before her death and said she was impressed by the teenager’s strength.

  216. Bruce of Newcastle

    Jeremy Corbyn will reportedly lead the protests today, focusing on “climate change, misogyny & xenophobia”.

    He might know a thing or two about the third issue.

    EXCLUSIVE: British J-ws in fear after pro-Palestine group supported by Corbyn forces J-wish shops to close with ‘campaign of intimidation’ (31 May)

    British J-ws have spoken of their fear after a pro-Palestine group supported by Jeremy Corbyn forced J-wish-owned shops to close by staging aggressive rallies outside them.

    The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), of which Mr Corbyn is patron, targeted shops selling Israeli products in Brighton, London and Manchester, forcing two businesses to fold.

    Earlier this month, it organised a rally in London which saw ‘open anti-Semitism from attendees’, according to the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism. A statement from the Labour leader was read out to the crowd.

    Given the wets have caused the Tories to commit political seppuku this guy could easily become PM.
    Oswald Mosley may get a successor.

  217. Roger

    A complete package to destroy your country. They have been fine tuning this funky jive for sixty years.

    Trump reportedly declined a meeting with Corbyn, labelling him “a negative force”.

  218. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Considerable amount of evidence’

    Victoria’s Supreme Court did their homework ahead of today’s appeal bid.

    Chief Justice Anne Ferguson said in her opening remarks that she, Court of Appeal president Chris Maxwell and Justice Mark Weinberg have reviewed recordings, transcripts, photographs, robes and documents in preparation.

    “We have also prepared for today’s hearing by undertaking a range of work

    including reviewing a considerable amount of the evidence (recordings, transcripts,

    photographs, robes, documents);” she said.

    “Undertaking a view of the Cathedral in the presence of both parties’ lawyers to help us understand what evidence the jury considered; reviewing parts of the parties’ closing submissions and the judge’s rulings and charge to the jury.”

    The Australian’s John Ferguson this morning reported the three justices had visited St Patrick’s Cathedral, the scene of where the offences are said to have taken place.

    Seems the learned judges did inspect Poll’s robes…

  219. P

    pete m
    #3034996, posted on June 5, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Quick update on my nephew – I saw him yesterday for first time in too long – tyranny of distance and busy families. He is the same cheeky bugger! Also a great little kid – helped out with the moving van – loved operating the lifter.
    Medically they are sure it was needle caused nerve damage and he is doing extensive therapy to regain nerve control lost so far. It will be a long haul but it is great to see his personality is unchanged.

    Lastly, thinking of Pell today and hoping he finally gets a fair go.

    Been listening since 9:30 here.
    It’s going to be a long day/s.

    I’ll continue to pray for a full recovery for your nephew.

  220. mh

    Trump reportedly declined a meeting with Corbyn, labelling him “a negative force”.

    Well done that man.

  221. Roger

    J3wish businesses targeted in England while the mentally ill are murdered by doctors with state approval in Holland.

    We may have won the war but we lost the peace.

  222. thefrollickingmole

    Did numberwang seriously just take the topic of young girls state assisted suicide and jam a Vietnam shaped turd into it?

    The Cats go Online with the consensus being on Numberwangs behavior: “There’s enough material there for an entire conference.”

  223. egg_

    “climate change, misogyny & xenophobia”.

    What about misandry – “the hate that dare not speak its name”?
    Feminazi home truths too tough, limp d1ck?

  224. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Did numberwang seriously just take the topic of young girls state assisted suicide and jam a Vietnam shaped turd into it?

    You don’t expect him to pass up such a chance, do you?

  225. Stimpson J. Cat

    And our long limbs will have your short, stumpy girls feeling like an octopus us ravaging them, lustful hands and, er, things coming from all directions, bwooohahaha!

    It’s too early for this.
    I haven’t had a coffee yet.
    Come on guys.
    Seriously.

  226. Roger

    Given the wets have caused the Tories to commit political seppuku this guy could easily become PM.

    There’s a long way to go.

    Last poll I saw had Brexit & LibDems both ahead of Labor and the Tories.

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