Tuesday Forum: June 11, 2019

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  1. bespoke

    May interest some. H/T instapundit.

  2. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Tom.
    Finally Roy Taylor comes up with a passable joke.
    But Rowe wins the day again.

  3. Leigh Lowe

    You can go watch turtles hatch at Bundaberg. Also, rum factory.
    No doubt akalgooli has a better class of ladies of ill repute.

    Turtles … hookers.
    Hookers … turtles.
    What a conundrum.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    Johannes Leak in the business section. His target, Rob Scott CEO of woe-is-me Wesfarmers, never looked so miserable! Maybe he needs some lithium…

    Rob Scott flags more investments in the electric vehicles sector (AFR today)

    Wesfarmers boss Rob Scott says the conglomerate must take measured risks to grow after he was forced to defend a potential $3 billion-plus plunge into electric vehicle commodities with takeover offers in lithium and rare earths.

    Sure to work Rob. Just don’t let those all those tumbleweeds in the EV car yards fool you that they are unwanted lemons that no one but Greens buy.

    Always sad to see a good company catch the looney left disease.

  5. Sinclair Davidson

    Memoryvault – check your email please.

  6. Entropy

    I would think it safe to say the use of lithium and rare earths is a lot broader than friggin’ electric vehicles.

  7. classical_hero

    Black Pigeon Speaks has been banned from YouTube and they have not given a reason why. The Fascist left at it again.

  8. Cassie of Sydney

    “Classical_hero
    #3042072, posted on June 14, 2019 at 7:02 am
    Black Pigeon Speaks has been banned from YouTube and they have not given a reason why. The Fascist left at it again.”

    I was just about to write this. This is just the start of the purge. Sargon, Paul Joseph Watson and others will be next. Obviously Bitchute is the future. However Bitchute is blocked by Telstra (it has been blocked since Christchurch)…which is my provider. Should I get a VPN to get around Telstra? Can someone please advise? I am a bit of a luddite when it comes to these things.

  9. Bruce of Newcastle

    Should I get a VPN to get around Telstra?

    Blazing Cat Fur is still similarly blocked by my provider Optus, but I can get there with a VPN.

  10. classical_hero

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48628233

    Press Secretary Sanders is to be leaving the job at the end of the month. Farewell and best wishes on her new career.

  11. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bruce of Newcastle
    #3042076, posted on June 14, 2019 at 7:12 am”

    BoN…what VPN do you recommend?

  12. MatrixTransform

    I have Telstra and can access both bitChute and BCF
    my router Domain Name Server (DNS) settings are 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    Seems like the telstra DNS servers have a few Parental Controls implemented to try and stop the naughty kiddies from reading anything that may affect their impressionable minds

  13. classical_hero

    Virtual Shield is recommended by Bearing.

  14. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    mole

    YouTube announced a mass ban on all content promoting one group as superior to another “in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.”

    I’d love to know what Word Press thinks.

  15. hzhousewife

    YouTube announced a mass ban on all content promoting one group as superior to another “in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.”

    With a little bit of effort, YouTube could probably make itself extinct inside a week.

  16. Cassie of Sydney

    “MatrixTransform
    #3042080, posted on June 14, 2019 at 7:21 am
    I have Telstra and can access both bitChute and BCF
    my router Domain Name Server (DNS) settings are 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1”

    I just changed my DNS to the above and I can now access Bitchute. Do these new settings endanger my computer?

  17. calli

    Chuckle. The joys of travel.

    The Beloved has lost his specs. Now we await another pair sent post haste by Australia Post.

    Knowing them, they’ll come by clipper ship and camel train.

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s a mystery why there are all these headlines about Sweden this morning.

    Multicultural Malmö Sees Three Explosions Within 24 Hours
    Swedish Police Shoot Bomb Threat Man at Malmo Railway Station
    Swedish Authorities Sound Alarm Over Rise in Extremists, Recommend Deportations

    I wonder who they could be? Must be all those extremist Christians the Swedish police were so worried about yesterday.

  19. Cassie of Sydney

    “The Beloved has lost his specs”

    Calli…I feel for you and your beloved…that once happened to me whilst trekking in the Picos de Europa. It was a nightmare.

  20. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I wonder who they could be? Must be all those extremist Christians the Swedish police were so worried about yesterday.

    I have only watched one episode of Wallander and that was pretty much the plot.

  21. Cassie of Sydney

    “hzhousewife
    #3042084, posted on June 14, 2019 at 7:26 am

    With a little bit of effort, YouTube could probably make itself extinct inside a week.”

    Hope so…..it’s called divine providence. When a company decides to go “woke” rather than just be awake and when a company meekly succumbs to a baying leftist mob..then that company deserves what’s coming.

  22. Cassie of Sydney

    “Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3042089, posted on June 14, 2019 at 7:38 am
    I wonder who they could be? Must be all those extremist Christians the Swedish police were so worried about yesterday.

    I have only watched one episode of Wallander and that was pretty much the plot.”

    Yep..which is why I stopped watching Wallander after one episode….I found it nauseatingly PC. Am glad I wasn’t the only one.

  23. Mother Lode

    Multicultural Malmö Sees Three Explosions Within 24 Hours
    Swedish Police Shoot Bomb Threat Man at Malmo Railway Station

    Wasn’t Monty going to Malmo?

    And wasn’t Malmo where Custer and Babe Ruth made a forlorn last stand against Lexicons?

    Word!

  24. Bruce of Newcastle

    The other orange one made a bit of an advance overnight:

    Boris Johnson Wins First Round of Race to Replace Prime Minister Theresa May

    Getting 114 votes — as many as the next three candidates combined — was Boris Johnson, who officially launched his leadership campaign yesterday. A second vote will take place next week, which will further reduce the newly reduced list of seven candidates to two. Ballots will then be sent to all members of the Conservative party who will vote on who they wish to be the next leader of their party.

    Meanwhile the second placed candidate, Jeremy Hunt, has a bit of a problem.

    Grow up and stop calling me the c-word live on air, Jeremy Hunt tells broadcasters

    Jeremy Hunt has told broadcasters to “grow up” and stop mistakenly saying the c-word when trying to pronounce his surname.

    Mr Hunt’s surname has been regularly replaced with the highly offensive expletive by television and radio presenters, forcing the journalists to issue hurried apologies. Presenters on both television and radio have been guilty of the verbal slip-up. Sky News and BBC presenters, as well as Channel 4 and Channel 5 hosts, have all been heard making the gaffe. As recently as Tuesday this week BBC host Victoria Derbyshire used the c-word live on air during her show, saying: “You say that the man you’re backing, Jeremy C***.” She continued: “I’ve never said that before in my life,…

    So terribly accidental that all the lefty broadcasters are so accidentally saying this accidentally-like.

  25. The Fascist left at it again.

    Nah – it’s actually the Communist Right.

  26. Notafan

    Setka’s crime appears to have treated a woman like any other of his underlings

  27. Mother Lode

    With a little bit of effort, YouTube could probably make itself extinct inside a week.”

    This latest purge of wrongthink would seem to be setting up perfect conditions for an alternative to YouTube – there being a lot of content ready and waiting.

    But this is just an acceleration of an already established trend, and there has been no significant movement to establish such a platform yet. I wonder id this will provide the igniting spark – or if they will allow themselves to fade away.

  28. Cassie of Sydney

    “Multicultural Malmö Sees Three Explosions Within 24 Hours
    Swedish Police Shoot Bomb Threat Man at Malmo Railway Station”

    Must be all those “Joooooish religious extremists” in Malmo that the bird shitting Jooooo hater refers to.

  29. Notafan

    Drbg

    Book on line in the lounge using hotels.com or Trivago.

    Or use Airbnb for a little apartment in gothica. Right in the heart of Barcelona. The best.

    Ingles no problemo en Barcelona.

  30. Lilliana

    Quillette has an article about the mysteries bombings in Sweden. The discussion in the comments is worth reading. I think the following pretty well sums up the situation:

    ….The simple truth is that not all cultures and beliefs are compatible…certainly not without being managed very carefully with a strong focus on integration. The fact is that giving someone a passport does not make them a cultural citizen that shares in historic cultural values beliefs and norms. We now have large parts of many major European cities that are not classically “European” at all. The let anyone in at any cost is a foolish policy and this is the result. Many immigrants come from countries that are highly intolerant of Western European values and beliefs with radically different societal norms and legal systems. To expect these people to overnight just go “Oh, OK, We are doing it wrong, let me just change centuries of belief and values so we can fit in”…that is just stupid and ridiculous.

  31. Arky

    British people voted for it. It is going to happen. Anyone who gets in the way will have tank tracks across their chest. Clear?”

    ..
    You’re all horribly confused.
    May said that over 100 times.
    You think that because Theresa Johnson has a laddish demeanour and some charm that he is any different?
    Deluded fools. Ted Bundy had charm too.
    Boris is Theresa May wrapped in Bob Hawke.
    A baby killing, lying, remorseless piece of shit.
    Like any politician, anywhere.

  32. calli

    We are in Banff. We stopped in at Canmore to have a look and it was market day. Had a nice European feel to it.

    Aussies everywhere, of course, including working in the hotels. The CAD is almost at parity, so it’s a nice change from paying through the nose in the States. Drivers are also polite which is just as well given the Beloved’s slight vision impairment 😀.

    There’s a Lake Minnie Wanka here. That I have to see. The place is full of hikers and generally fit people. The ubiquitous black spruces cover the slopes, dropping oodles of pollen. I would like to cut my nose off and trade it in on a local, immune one.

  33. Arky

    All you need to know about Brexit is this: The Tories are the most Brexit major party, and they know they will get completely wiped out at the next general election if they don’t produce a real Brexit.
    And yet they are still dithering about trying to find a way to get out of delivering it.
    The draw of being part of a global government is such a strong siren call to our politicians that nothing, but nothing can cool their hard on for it.

  34. rick w

    Now he is dead, can we ask where the tens of hawke millions came from, and what the bribe money bought?.
    What policies are the australian people enduring because foreign donors greased willing palms?.

    Read “Silent Invasion” by Clive Hamilton and find out.
    Be prepared for corruption at the highest levels of the nation.

  35. Anne

    @GeorgePapa19

    Keep an eye on Clapper’s recent trips to New Zealand and Australia. He’s trying to cover his tracks along with those two governments which were willfully interfering in our democratic process! The transcripts of my meeting with Downer are ready to come out. America is ready.

    Won’t be any fishnet stockings in Gitmo.

  36. mh

    Any chance of World Cup cricket resuming in the next few days?

  37. bespoke

    Battery’s didn’t charge so guilt free day off. No pay though.

  38. MatrixTransform

    Do these new settings endanger my computer?

    no mate, the opposite probably.

    the DNS is used to resolve a name to an IP address.
    when you type bitChute into yer web browser it goes to the listed DNS server to ask about that name’s address.
    Your router now goes to the Cloudflare servers instead of Telstra or whoever.

    https://www.cloudflare.com/learning/dns/what-is-1.1.1.1/

    What is 1.1.1.1?
    1.1.1.1 is a fast and private way to browse the Internet. It is a public DNS resolver, but unlike most DNS resolvers, 1.1.1.1 is not selling user data to advertisers. The implementation of 1.1.1.1 makes it the fastest resolver out there.

    What is DNS?
    The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Humans access information online through domain names, like nytimes.com or espn.com. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources.

  39. Cassie of Sydney

    “MatrixTransform
    #3042113, posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:30 am”

    Huge thanks Matrix…..really appreciate this. I reckon I’ll be watching Bitchute more and more. As I wrote…I am a bit of a luddite when it comes to tech so I am eternally grateful. Works a treat now.

  40. Percy Popinjay

    Thanks Tom. Rowe belting it out of the park, again.

  41. bespoke

    Notafan being awfully helpful to Drbg. I waiting for recommendations for him to travel to NK.

  42. bespoke

    Matrix

    Does changing those setting effect online banking and accessing site like Amazon prime?

  43. Herodotus

    BBC wants more proof that Iran was behind the latest of a number of attacks on shipping.
    They just don’t bother trying to look impartial when commenting on anything to do with the Trump administration.

  44. Percy Popinjay

    The latest in labore bizarro world – apparently Silly McMenace has “acknowledged” that Fat Slag Setka didn’t commit the unforgivable act of Battycide.

    Talk about tales related by idiots, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

  45. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Expect a Kruddian shitstorm of Trumpian proportions:

    Amazon Is Getting Sued Because Alexa Caught Recording Children

    Timcast
    Published on Jun 13, 2019

  46. MatrixTransform

    Works a treat now.

    I’m glad and you’re welcome.

    for the luddites.
    dont surf without a leg-rope

    Recommend Brave Browser with shields up.
    Also decent anti-virus …anything that isnt from the usual scumbags… my preference is WebRoot and Sophos is great too.

    The downside of the no-track, no-ads approach is that Google (in my opinion) penalizes you in search results. First you get lots and lots of Ads from paid advertisers, second I believe they deliberately dont delve very deep fo your searches. When doing tech work specific searches I used to get more precise results than I do now.

    Googles is a special kind of ransom-ware … ie pay them, or submit yrself to the other side of their income equation. Little by little bit by bit … morsel by morsel.
    Everything and everybody looks like food to them

    I use DuckDuckGo or Qwant.

  47. Caveman

    If Setka doesnt pull the pin himself , Albo The Listener said he will definitely be gone on 5th July, he made mention of this on ch9 this morning.
    Is that his court case decision or some inner party coup.

  48. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Is that his court case decision or some inner party coup.

    The family violence leave ration has been doubled.

  49. areff

    Might be wrong, but I believe he had a Triumph Spitfire, or so his crash was reported, not an Alpine with its Roots engine.

  50. MatrixTransform

    Does changing those setting effect online banking and accessing site like Amazon prime?

    nope. It is only name to ip address resolution
    shouldnt make any difference except maybe faster to find

  51. Bruce of Newcastle

    The game of Chinese whispers is fun, unless the ones suffering from miscommunication are Chinese.

    Massive Scandal Erupts In China Over “Racist” UBS “Chinese Pig” Comment

    For those curious, the full comment was the following:

    “Chinese consumer prices rose. This was mainly due to sick pigs. Does this matter? It matters if you are a Chinese pig. It matters if you like eating pork in China. It does not really matter to the rest of the world. China does not export a lot of food. The only global relevance would be if Chinese inflation influenced politics and other policies.”

    That went down pretty badly with the Chinese press…

    Here is what China’s notoriously globalist tabloid said on Thursday morning:

    “UBS chief global economist Paul Donovan used distasteful and racist language to analyze China’s inflation in a recent UBS report, sparking uproar across Chinese social media. Chinese netizens called for an official apology from #UBS.”

    Wah! Then it got even better when UBS apologised abjectly for the use of “Chinese pig” to mean sick pigs in China.

    a Beijing-based white collar employee surnamed Wang criticized the UBS apology, claiming it worsened the situation. “Not only did it not offer a sincere apology by saying that this was about consumer prices and higher pork prices, but also implied that Chinese people could not read English properly,” he said.

    Waaahhhh!

  52. Arky

    It is very important that we understand the origins of Australian rules football, so we can prevent anything like it ever arising again.

  53. duncanm

    C.L.
    #3042110, posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:20 am
    AFL puts out a statement saying Aborigines invented game:

    AFL’s position on Indigenous history of Aussie Rules leaves game’s historians baffled.

    Statement attributed to one Tanya Hosch, Bachelor of Social Work, the AFL’s diversity chief (I kid you not).
    quote:

    Tanya Hosch is an Australian social activist.[1]

    A “Torres Strait Islander” who was born in Adelaide and grew up in the suburbs of Gilles Plains, Fairview Park and Clearview.

    This despite serious work previously by historians which excluded any explicit origin in indigenous games.

  54. dover_beach

    surrogacy is slavery

    As a moderate supporter of IVF I encourage this line by the opposition. It’s up there with equating detention centers with concentration camps and will not get any ‘normal’s’ converts.

    But as a center right-ish, I rolls my eye’s and cringe at another misuse of a word when there is an accurate and sane term to describe the few exploited 3rd world surrogate mothers.

    What none in fact said was :

    So funny how now genetic connection matters and yet we are reduced to making children frozen embryos termed property. I have long argued that IVF surrogacy I just modern forms of slavery and cannibalism. QED.

    In other words, what none was saying is that the treatment of human embryos in IVF and surrogacy, generally, is no different to the treatment of children or adults as slaves. They are treated as commodities that can be destroyed at the whim of the ‘owner’, they are judged on their ‘fitness’, they are often bred from ‘prize stock’, and so on. As for the surrogates, have you actually perused the contract that one must sign? They are entirely at the whim of the surrogate parents and can even be forced to abort the child if they so choose, whether or not that is the desire of the surrogate. You don’t want to have to deal with any of this so you simply argue that any such allusion will be laughed at by normies who haven’t thought about this for more than 2 seconds. And this doesn’t even address the other criticisms that can be applied to surrogacy.

    P.S. Normies over the last three decades have been largely treated like mushrooms re IVF and surrogacy. There has been very little public debate about any of it. The MSM constantly boosts it but never asks any hard questions relating to it, even when recent episodes involved couples abandoning children that failed to meet their criteria of perfection, and another that paid a Russian surrogate to provide them with a child which they sexually abused themselves and offered to ‘friends’ for money.

  55. rickw

    “Not only did it not offer a sincere apology by saying that this was about consumer prices and higher pork prices, but also implied that Chinese people could not read English properly,”

    Your average Chinese product manual does indicate a few issues with English.

  56. dover_beach

    The Sekta situation is delicious. He is a complete thug but these allegations are clearly exaggerated, but even if they weren’t, wouldn’t warrant the sort of reaction we are witnessing, which is the woke Left cannibalizing itself. The complicity of the media, BTW, should not go unnoticed. They are stoking the cauldron as we speak, especially the ABC.

  57. Matrix;
    I went to Cloudflare and tried to download the app.
    It wants me to add a site.
    I don’t get it.

    I just cancelled NordVPN because they slowed down the computer and blocked way too many sites.
    Your advice please.

  58. candy

    If Setka doesnt pull the pin himself , Albo The Listener said he will definitely be gone on 5th July, he made mention of this on ch9 this morning.
    Is that his court case decision or some inner party coup.

    I think Labor via Albo the Listener have realised they need to appeal to more ordinary working Australians trying to get ahead.
    Setka types and the bad union hard core types drag them back decades.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    Ted,

    Unlike poor old Pedro, you are now armed with all manner of excuses and whatnot to escape any potential cruising activities. He has been the sacrificial lamb, so to speak.

    If you end up off the coast of Fiji spraying diarrhoea and rotavirus all over your cabin walls, you have only yourself to blame.

  60. rickw

    Amazon Is Getting Sued Because Alexa Caught Recording Children

    Why would anyone willingly have one of these total surveillance devices in their house?

  61. Bruce of Newcastle

    House owner puts out mousetrap.
    Trump says he’d ‘want to hear’ foreign dirt on his rivals

    Mouse takes cheese.
    McCabe: Trump’s Foreign Dirt Comments ‘Reaffirm’ Concern He Is a Threat to National Security

    Another mouse takes cheese.
    Mitt Romney Rips Trump: ‘Unthinkable’ to Accept Foreign Dirt on Political Opponents

    More mice take more cheese:
    Democrats Outraged Trump Would ‘Listen’ if Foreign Government Had Dirt on 2020 Rival (I’d link it but I’ve hit the limit of 3)

    Do these people have brains in their skulls? The moggies Barr and Durham are sniffing around for mice and these people are saying ‘here I am, catch me!’ Dirt diggers par excellence Clinton, Obama, Steele and Downer must be wincing into their margaritas.

  62. Knuckle Dragger

    BrettW, oh-dark-thirty, Vicpol needing to answer why they dropped 30 odd Setka charges:

    This is common. Not right, but common. From the sound of it, someone at Vicpol has developed some b#lls and loaded Setka up with every single charge they could find that was remotely appropriate to the situation, right down to ‘square dancing in a round house’. Known (allegedly) as a ‘hamburger with the lot’.

    At a point in the prosecution process, prosecutors will meet with defence, at which point they will negotiate. This stage is referred to by detectives as a ‘fucking load of shit’. The aim is to ensure a guilty plea in exchange to dropping some of the lesser charges. On the surface, this is done to spare witnesses the trauma of giving evidence in a contested matter, etc etc in a cloak of concern for potentially vulnerable people.

    In reality it’s about saving the court’s time. It has nothing to do with whether there’s sufficient evidence to proceed on the charges which are dropped.

    A good detective will (allegedly) leave a very large footprint on this process at this point, and use any and all means at his disposal including presence, tone and demeanour to ensure at the very least that the big charges are proceeded with. Obviously, dunno if that’s what happened here.

  63. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s called a ‘contest mention’, if anyone cares enough to look it up.

  64. cohenite

    I put this in Rafe’s post but it needs to be spread far and wide:

    Ed Berry, Ph.D., Physics, CCM
    The International Journal of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, a journal of Science Publishing Group, notified me that it has completed its peer review of my paper and will publish my paper.

    A few weeks ago, Earth Sciences, also of Science Publishing Group, published the paper by Hermann Harde. The significance of Harde’s paper and my paper is we agree on why the IPCC theory of human-caused climate change is wrong. Soon, we will have two peer-reviewed publications that prove the climate reports by the IPCC, UNGCRP, NCA, and others are wrong.

    It is important to understand the structure of a scientific argument. The IPCC claims its theory is true. According to the scientific method, no one can prove a theory is true, but it is possible to prove a theory is false. Therefore, by default the papers by Harde and me prove the IPCC et al. are wrong.

    A climate science debate, properly done, is not like a political debate where people can argue forever. It is like a chess game. Proof that a theory is wrong, as Harde and I have done, puts the climate alarmists in check. If they can’t get out of check, they lose.

    I am also writing versions of my paper for the public. The public argument is simple. The IPCC agrees that the total inflow of CO2 into the atmosphere is less than 5 percent human CO2 and more than 95 percent natural CO2. Simple physics shows that the percentages of human and natural CO2 in the atmosphere will equal the percentages of their inflows. Like following a recipe. You get what you put in.

    To support its fraud, the IPCC claims the 5 percent human CO2 in the atmosphere miraculously becomes 100 percent. The IPCC model artificially restricts the outflow of human CO2 while it lets natural CO2 flow freely out of the atmosphere. That jacks up the percent of human CO2 in the atmosphere.

    IPCC’s problem is it is impossible for nature to treat human CO2 and natural CO2 differently because their molecules are identical. So, the IPCC theory fails.

    The whole climate charade that President Trump is fighting is based on the irrational claim that 5 percent becomes 100 percent.

    The peer-reviewed papers by Harde and me will help overturn the biggest fraud in human history.

    (Ed Berry, of Bigfork, Montana, has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics with minors in atmospheric physics and math.)

    Full paper.

  65. Geriatric Mayfly

    Dirt diggers par excellence Clinton, Obama, Steele and Downer must be wincing into their margaritas.

    Doesn’t Clinton opt for Lady ‘n’ Boat?

  66. Leigh Lowe

    Or use Airbnb for a little apartment in gothica. Right in the heart of Barcelona. The best.

    The only snag when we were there 3 years ago was that local government had outlawed AirBnB, so it was all very secretive, with the risk of being evicted if you admitted you were a short term tourist renter.
    Not sure if that has changed.

  67. egg_

    The other orange one made a bit of an advance overnight

    Planet of the Orangutans?

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    Loads of people wouldn’t have got that reference, Mayfly.

    But I did.

    I have yet to decide whether that’s a good or a bad thing.

  69. thefrollickingmole

    My Supermarket Sweep hell: how a visa scam ruined my holiday
    Brigid Delaney

    This person, who a couple of weeks ago admitted it was completely clueless about actual physical work, now reveals its shit at anything requiring a touch of intelligence either.

    Amazingly enough its still employed as a person whos commentary is worth reading as anything other than “Dont be a Delaney”..

    On Monday, applying for a tourist visa, I become bored with the amount of questions on the form. Mother’s maiden name? Her date of birth? My bank account details? Four photos of me? A scan of my passport? My last trip to India? Where did I go? (“Delhi,” I answer somewhat sourly).

    The fee for the visa is almost $300. That’s weird, I think. It should be US$80.

    I don’t think much more of it, until Wednesday morning in London, when I can’t access my online banking.

    Calling my bank in Australia, I am put through to the fraud team.

    However shes SOMEBODY dhalink!

    “Last night I was in Chelsea having dinner with Bob Geldof,” I reply indignantly. “Sir Bob Geldof. I mean he was at the next table, he wasn’t actually with me, but yeah, he was NEAR me … I was having dinner near Bob Geldof on the other side of the world, not at Caltex.”

    Somehow being a dribbling imbecile is no bar to a high flying jet setter life if you manage to wriggle your way past the goats cheese curtain.

  70. mh

    Aussie John Setka is “heavily tattooed” according to the media.

    Yes, but so are the women at my local Westfield.

  71. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Senate results are dribbling in. Tasmania and NT are up. No surprises in NT (1 seat each), and here’s the final Tasmanian result, as summarised by the ABC:

    Richard Colbeck, Liberal: RE-ELECTED
    Carol Brown, Labor: RE-ELECTED
    Claire Chandler, Liberal: WON
    Catryna Bilyk, Labor: RE-ELECTED
    Nick McKim, Greens: RE-ELECTED
    Jacqui Lambie, Lambie Network: WON

    The AEC site now has downloads available that list every ballot paper. You should be able to find yours, should you care to look.

  72. Leigh Lowe

    Any chance of World Cup cricket resuming in the next few days?

    No.
    The forecast is for the flanneled fools to be flanneried upon furiously.

  73. Knuckle Dragger

    There’s a reason, Mzzz Delaney, why there are so many questions on the form.

    It’s an attempt to keep monumental retards like you from damaging what’s left of the country’s reputation by keeping you at home. And preferably, Bad Boy Bubby-style, in the basement.

  74. dover_beach

    Aussie John Setka is “heavily tattooed” according to the media.

    LOL, all of a sudden the media found heavily tattoed people ominous.

  75. rickw

    Must be all those “Joooooish religious extremists” in Malmo that the bird shitting Jooooo hater refers to.

    Did Munty ever go to Malmö? I would be happy to go as cameraman, mainly on the basis that Munty’s stature would ensure pretty good ballistic performance.

  76. Infidel Tiger

    Kieran Gilbert
    @Kieran_Gilbert

    Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman has apologised unreservedly to Jim Molan for calling him “dishonourable” over his below the line campaign for the senate
    @SkyNewsAust

    A defamation lawyer must have informed him of the potential payout coming up.

  77. Knuckle Dragger

    Commander of the US Fifth Fleet, Bahrain: ‘Can we, huh? Can we can we can we puhleeeeze huh huh?’

    DJT, Washington: ‘Soon, my pretties. Very soon.’

  78. Infidel Tiger

    A good rule for life is to support whom ever the media despise.

    John Setka is a good family man who has battled corporatist filth for the workers his whole life. And if a good man can’t take a little bit on the side for his family, then what sort of world are living in?

  79. Rococo Liberal

    “Last night I was in Chelsea having dinner with Bob Geldof,” I reply indignantly. “Sir Bob Geldof. I mean he was at the next table, he wasn’t actually with me, but yeah, he was NEAR me … I was having dinner near Bob Geldof on the other side of the world, not at Caltex.”

    I stayed at the same hotel as Sir Bob on the Malfi Coast a few years back. Ssate near him and is wife at dinner on several occasions.

  80. Geriatric Mayfly

    Aussie John Setka is “heavily tattooed” according to the media.

    But does he match the MS13 template?

  81. Woolfe

    Les Deplorables

    Molan is a woos. Maye be has to shaddup to get the seat lottery.

    @woolfe

    Les Deplorables Retweeted Senator Jim Molan
    Nope. They will always remember what he said, not his apology. Escalate, always escalate.
    Les Deplorables added,

    Senator Jim Molan

    Verified account

    @JimMolan
    Following
    Following @JimMolan

    I have received an apology from Trent Zimmerman, and this morning he has issued a statement to that effect.

    I have accepted his apology, and will not pursue legal action.

    I will be making no further comment on this matter. #auspol

  82. MatrixTransform

    Amazon Is Getting Sued

    Alexa is Baba Yaga

  83. thefrollickingmole

    Rococo Liberal

    I hope you hummed this the entire time.

  84. bespoke

    Matrix

    Changed settings in win10 and restarted but still shows my providers ip when I go to the nordvpn site. Ill look into it a as I have things to do. Thanks for the help.

  85. rickw

    It’s a mystery why there are all these headlines about Sweden this morning.

    Mustn’t be far off a brutal and short civil war, followed by execution of most of their political class in an equally brutal squaring up operation.

  86. C.L.

    I have long argued that IVF surrogacy I just modern forms of slavery and cannibalism.

    A big problem with IVF is that these people are not genetically meant to reproduce.
    Second, women are designed to have babies between about 17 and 25.
    After that, it’s harder. Nowadays we have women who want to ‘start a family’ in their 40s. They’re (inevitably) lionised for their have-it-all brio but the truth is they’re idiots.

  87. MatrixTransform

    I went to Cloudflare and tried to download the app.
    It wants me to add a site.
    I don’t get it.

    Nah, you dont need an app downloaded.
    just log into your internet router and change the DNS addresses from the automatic ones provided by the ISP to the Cloudflare adresses: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-configure-cloudflare-dns-1111-service-windows-10-and-router

  88. C.L.

    Breaking: Jury Awards Gibson’s Bakery $33 Million from Oberlin College

  89. Mother Lode

    Any chance of World Cup cricket resuming in the next few days?

    Can’t see that happening until Cricket Australia acknowledges the indigenous contributions to cricket.

    Kind of obvious really. There is a reason the ball is a hand launched projectile and not fired from a cannon which is how Europeans would have done it. And the batsman uses a hand held bat to block or parry the ball rather than lining up innocent displaced native people as a barrier as European people would have.

  90. Mother Lode

    It is very important that we understand the origins of Australian rules football, so we can prevent anything like it ever arising again.

    True.

    Those who do not learn from history are fated to pay exorbitant sums for entry and ludicrously inflated prices for warm beer on the weekends watching it repeat.

  91. Leigh Lowe

    On Monday, applying for a tourist visa, I become bored with the amount of questions on the form. Mother’s maiden name? Her date of birth? My bank account details? Four photos of me? A scan of my passport? My last trip to India? Where did I go? (“Delhi,” I answer somewhat sourly).

    The fee for the visa is almost $300. That’s weird, I think. It should be US$80.

    I don’t think much more of it, until Wednesday morning in London, when I can’t access my online banking.

    Calling my bank in Australia, I am put through to the fraud team.

    Post Adani, we can expect lots of casually racist little side-swipes at Indians.

  92. egg_

    Sanders also disappeared largely from the public eye in recent months, holding only two of the once-daily White House press briefings since the beginning of 2019. Trump explained her absence in a January tweet saying that she no longer briefed reporters because “the press covers her so rudely.”

    “I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway,” Trump wrote.

    Instead, Sanders would occasionally book appearances on Fox News and hold brief question-and-answer sessions with reporters on the driveway of the White House.

    But while the press secretary spent less and less time with reporters, her influence grew within the West Wing, where she was a trusted confidante of the president who was regularly consulted as Trump crafted messaging strategy.”

  93. C.L.

    Biden (Video): Trump allowing China to dominate “G5.”

    https://twitter.com/JimmyPrinceton/status/1138860584408100864

    Ace: “G5? The Gulfstream 5? Don’t we already have that?”

  94. Leigh Lowe

    Report on Oberlin College damages
    What a bunch of arseholes.

  95. cohenite.
    ok ok ok.
    The new IPCC argument will be that somewhere between 3% and 5% of the is the world is gunna fry!

  96. dover_beach

    Breaking: Jury Awards Gibson’s Bakery $33 Million from Oberlin College

    That will hurt.

  97. hzhousewife

    Those lovely drawings of football games were done by white men, so can’t be trusted. Where are the drawings of football games made by the indigenous? Also, they are appropriating clothing of the colonisers, very early in the piece, aren’t they? Why no resistance?

  98. C.L.

    That video. Far out.
    Biden is suddenly, like, 99 years old.

  99. Top Ender

    I flew over a city once where Bob Geldof was staying.

    Made the mistake of not having the Norden bomb sight on board though.

  100. MatrixTransform

    Changed settings in win10 and restarted but still shows my providers ip when I go to the nordvpn site.

    There’s yr normal wireless(?) adapter where you probably change the DNS addresses.
    And then when you make a VPN connection there will probably be another network adapter altogether that makes the connection to the VPN server and you’d probably inherit the DNS settings given to your adapter b the VPN server.
    That IP address you see at Nord is probably the External IP address of your home router.

    anyway, the DNS settings we are talking about are only for specifying which DNS server to use for address resolution. Thats different to a VPN.

    The issue that some people seem to have is that if they stick to the Telsra or Optus DNS servers, then there are some site names that those servers refuse to resolve.

    You type BlazingCatFur and Telsra’s DNS says “who?, dunno anybody by that name”

  101. Ellen of Tasmania

    From an email I got from Tom Woods, this morning. Posted without comment:

    ” … the other day, someone linked to this class being held at a Seattle yoga studio:

    Undoing Whiteness

    Are you a white person wanting to unpack the harmful ways white supremacy is embedded in your body, mind and heart?

    Are you looking for an embodied approach to racial and social justice?

    Are you craving a spiritual community where oppression and privilege can be addressed with compassion and honesty?

    This awareness-building exploration is for white people to begin or continue the work of looking into the ways whiteness is conditioned within us as well as committing to an action we want to bring out into the world supporting racial justice.

    In this class we will:

    – have a discussion around the pathology of whiteness and how contemplative practices can be supportive tools to navigate looking at our conditioning with fierce compassion
    – practice tools of embodiment to understand how this lives not only in our psyches but also in our physical bodies
    – meditate to understand how the mind is affected by whiteness, as well as how the mind can be a tool to counteract whiteness with awareness and humanity
    – share an action we plan to commit to in order to support our desire for racial justice in our communities

    Why “undoing whiteness”? We are told:

    There has been a call for white people to name our whiteness for decades now, and this is an opportunity for white folks to face our socialization under white supremacy and how it shows up in the body, mind, emotions, relationships and all social systems. Facing whiteness is about being in process with the implicit and explicit norms that maintain white supremacy, and this exploration is to discover and bring awareness to how those norms operate within and around us. Interrogating whiteness means that we no longer hide from the conditioning of whiteness, and we name and take responsibility for the ways white supremacy advantages and dehumanizes us.

    “White supremacy”? Seriously?

    In the “body, mind, emotions, relationships and all social systems”?

    If you’d like to see actual racial supremacy, I can find you examples — as when I wrote to you about the Chinese minority in Malaysia. No affirmative action there. Instead, actual racial supremacy on the part of the Malays against the Chinese.

    I think in the past I would have taken this whole thing apart.

    Today, I intend it more as an excruciating reminder of the anti-reality people live in.”

  102. Leigh Lowe

    Breaking: Jury Awards Gibson’s Bakery $33 Million from Oberlin College

    That will hurt.

    But it won’t break them.
    Their submission on punitive damages claimed that they were cash poor, despite having $1 billion in assets and paying a bunch of high salaries.
    I suspect a few donors will not be pleased at the thought of their endowments being pissed away.

  103. Tom

    More mice take more cheese:
    Democrats Outraged Trump Would ‘Listen’ if Foreign Government Had Dirt on 2020 Rival

    It’s hilarious, Bruce of Newk. I’ll post the YouTube later, but the opening of Tucker Carlson Tonight is devoted to the Trump mouse trap.

    My God, The Resistance is stupid.

  104. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes.

    Being anywhere in the vicinity of that insufferable, mega-rich wank stain Geldof is not something to advertise.

    Almost as bad as Bono. Almost.

  105. Knuckle Dragger

    Ellen:

    ‘fierce compassion’

    WTF is that supposed to mean?

    ‘The previous evening I had retired, and through weary eyes read a page or two of the Manifesto. Shortly afterwards, alas, I was fiercely asleep.’

  106. Arky

    Geldof is worse than Bono.
    At least Bono’s family members don’t all kill themselves rather than having to put up with him.

  107. Infidel Tiger

    Gelded was the first person to start the African grift

    Dear westerner, good day to you kind sir!

    I am the king of a rich Ethiopian village… yada yada yada… send cash and heaven awaits.

  108. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Rococo Liberal #3042166, posted on June 14, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I stayed at the same hotel as Sir Bob on the Malfi Coast a few years back.

    Did you remember to pack your INXS Kick tour tee shirt?

  109. Bruce of Newcastle

    Breaking: Jury Awards Gibson’s Bakery $33 Million from Oberlin College

    Maybe, just maybe, slagging off the jury in an email to all alumni a day after they came back with a $11 million judgement did not exactly help Oberlin’s case when the jury went to decide on punitive damages a week later.

    Just sayin’.

  110. dover_beach

    LL, I knew they would have a large endowment, which is why a 100M punitive damages would have been better. That would have been a gut punch and would probably have led to substantive sackings of the management by the board. The entire liberal colleges, IVY league and beyond are now infested with urban bugmen. It is an Augean stables type situation.

  111. calli

    The Middle Kingdom and the Sub-Continent appear in force in Banff.

    Not so much en fête as reconnaissance. I suspect the place is being scoped for a bolt-hole.

    Two to three abreast on the narrow footpaths, pushing off lesser mortals into the paths of vehicles, they part as if by magic as the Beloved approaches. Walking behind the great man, I feel like the Israelites in Moses’ wake.

    White Supremacy? If you got it, flaunt it.

  112. cohenite

    cohenite.
    ok ok ok.
    The new IPCC argument will be that somewhere between 3% and 5% of the is the world is gunna fry!

    Yeah I know we are talking endless stupidity but Ed’s work is just so… great:

    Alarmists: CO2 is destroying the world
    Ed: Is it, ok but it’s natural
    Alarmists: noooo, humans are causing it
    Ed: no, you can’t get more than you put in
    Alarmists: muttering, yelling, general gibberish; the Earth was in balance before fossil fuels
    Ed: Nature is never in balance but even if it were it doesn’t matter, what goes in increases in proportion; there is no difference between human and natural CO2. Whatever rate CO2 is increasing by the contribution of human CO2 will be the proportion of human CO2 compared to natural CO2
    Alarmists: shrieking: how much is that?
    Ed: according to the IPCC about 3%; the rest is natural.

  113. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Not sure if June Dally-Watkins can manage to get to all of them in the time she has left, Calli.

    (H/T her interview with MM on 2GB overnight.)

  114. calli

    The Beloved was fiercly compassionate to the loitering Red Army.

    He declined to pitch them off the footpath.

    Very sporting of him.

  115. Top Ender

    Most Annoying Social Justice Warrior Stakes (100%)

    Bono (100%)
    Bob Geldof (98%)
    Jeremy Corbyn (95%)
    Greta Thunberg (90%)

    Australia Section
    Kevin Rudd (95%)
    Jane Caro (85%)
    Named after a Panel “Van” Badham (85%)

    Inactive
    Barack Obama
    Bill Shorten

  116. Might be wrong, but I believe he had a Triumph Spitfire, or so his crash was reported, not an Alpine with its Roots engine.

    You are – but this is Catallaxy.
    Most of what is posted here is wrong.

  117. Roberto

    calli

    Two to three abreast on the narrow footpaths, pushing off lesser mortals into the paths of vehicles, they part as if by magic as the Beloved approaches. Walking behind the great man, I feel like the Israelites in Moses’ wake.

    White Supremacy? If you got it, flaunt it.

    There are hordes of Chinese tourists every night at Milson’s Point when I’m doing my evening walk. They’re bussed in there to get their obligatory photo with the SOH in the background. I just walk straight through them, unswerving.

  118. calli

    Interrogating whiteness means that we no longer hide from the conditioning of whiteness, and we name and take responsibility for the ways white supremacy advantages and dehumanizes us.

    I just interrogated my whiteness. It told me to bugger off.

  119. Zatara

    Yesterday saw the president (salary: over half a million dollars) of Oberlin College (with an endowment of $887.4 million) plead poverty to a jury in Lorrain County, Ohio (median household income: $54,932), urging them not to add punitive damages of up to $22 million to the $11 million already awarded to Gibson’s Bakery.

    Oberlin College pleads poverty to jury deciding on punitive damages

    Nobody told him that dog ain’t gonna hunt.

  120. thefrollickingmole

    Over at Instapundit there a piece that say the Gibsons bakery people were awarded the maximum damages allowed by law, theres a cap of 22 million dollars in that state.

    What would be the most entertaining and awesome thing would be if Trump was to hit them with a RICO charge on top of it.

  121. C.L.

    Video: Woman in PBS Documentary Feels “Sense of Peace” About Aborting Her Twins.

    Scroll down for clip. Privileged, educated, healthy and young, she also says she is “honoured” the twins chose her or something but, yeah – sorry ‘n stuff – gotta kill ya both. This is after the ‘doctor’ gives her the pills and tells her they will start the process of removing the “pregnancy tissue.”

  122. johanna

    If the UK Conservatives go with ‘if you don’t like my principles, I’ve got others’ Boris as their leader, they are doomed. He is so slippery, someone should patent him for industrial use.

    Meanwhile, Labour is also imploding, with Corbyn under attack from the many MPs who are in danger of losing their seats to Nigel’s lot, among others.

    There is a cataclysm going on in UK politics, and not before time. The separation between the rulers and the ruled has finally reached the point of no return. Good!

  123. Thankfully, Dannograd and Sydeneye are part of the 3% that’s gunna fry!

  124. C.L.

    Interrogating whiteness means that we no longer hide from the conditioning of whiteness, and we name and take responsibility for the ways white supremacy advantages and dehumanizes us.

    No no. Let’s interrogate blackness and see if we can nominate one black country on earth that isn’t a violent, ignorant, malnourished, tyrannical toilet.

  125. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    who would have thought?
    Turns Out Buying a Chinese Knock-Off Predator Drone Is a Bad Idea

    The country of Jordan is experiencing some serious buyer’s remorse.

  126. C.L.

    Is Morrison going to the Hawke canonisation?
    I wonder if he’ll be booed like Abbott was at Whitlam’s.
    Starts at 11.30 AEST.

  127. max

    How much is sexual abuse worth ? When any alcoholic or mentally depressed or aging drug addled hippy can wander into Viv Waller’s office and spin a story about their long dead teacher or parish priest, what proof is needed ? I think we know the answer. The Ballarat TAB and bottle shops are going to be busy.

    Survivors of institutional abuse will be able to apply to the courts to overturn unfair historical compensation payments under new landmark reforms.

    The Andrews Labor Government will amend the Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic) to give discretion to a court to set aside a past deed of release or court judgment relating to child abuse.

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found survivors of child sexual abuse take an average of around 22 years to report abuse, due to the significant power imbalances between survivors and perpetrators, along with deep feelings of shame, guilt and embarrassment.

    By the time many survivors started considering their civil law options, the short limitation periods which had previously applied meant they either had to take the compensation offered or receive no assistance.

    Deeds of release were often required to be signed by victim survivors in order to receive this compensation, requiring survivors to forgo their rights to sue.

    In many cases victim survivors received inadequate compensation or were not provided with appropriate legal advice before signing a deed of release.

  128. Tumbril wheels greased, headsman’s axe sharpened*, everything ready for the soon to be televised verdict.
    Fatty A. has his press release finalized – “Justice has been seen (on the tele) to be done!”

    * chainsaw fueled up as backup.

  129. Roberto

    C.L.

    Is Morrison going to the Hawke canonisation?
    I wonder if he’ll be booed like Abbott was at Whitlam’s.
    Starts at 11.30 AEST.

    My choir’s singing at the Hawke service this morning. I declined the ‘honour’. Too much fuss and security for five minutes’ singing. And those memorial services are always so long-winded and tedious. I learnt my lesson after the Whitlam one.

  130. C.L.

    They’re having a choir at an atheist state memorial service?

  131. Infidel Tiger

    Andrew Leigh

    Verified account

    @ALeighMP
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    Labor is now the natural home for small-L liberals: a preview of my speech at Deakin Uni today #auspol

    losers

  132. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    power imbalances

    Marxism by any other name.

  133. feelthebern

    A big problem with IVF is that these people are not genetically meant to reproduce.

    This is the core of the issue.
    There also are some emerging studies (I’ve read two), that report that the incidence of sterility of IVF kids is statistically through the roof.
    Both are 4-5 years aways from having enough data.
    How many people would have IVF kids if they knew those odds?

  134. Roger

    @ALeighMP
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    Labor is now the natural home for small-L liberals

    Progressives are your problem, not your solution, dummy.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    Labour is also imploding, with Corbyn under attack from the many MPs who are in danger of losing their seats to Nigel’s lot, among others.

    If Farage won the PMship the head explodiness would rival Kingsman, especially amongst the great and good of the media and aaaarrrrrzzz community. I would like that.

    Just to give a flavour of what the Conservative Party now is, you only have to read about Mz May’s Parthian Shot.

    Delingpole: Theresa May’s £1 Trillion ‘Net Zero Carbon’ Suicide Note (13 Jun)

    Stubborn, thick, petulant Theresa May has decided what her legacy is going to be: she’s going to poison the wells, salt the earth, and make damn sure that her name lives on through all eternity as the stroppy cow who cost the UK economy £1 trillion.

    That’s her Chancellor Phil Hammond’s estimate of how much it will cost to implement her legally binding ‘Net Zero’ commitment — to be passed by parliament on the nod, apparently with no scrutiny whatsoever — to 100 per cent decarbonise the UK economy by 2050.

    Boris may correctly be regarded as wettish in Cat analysis, but in the Conservative Party spectrum he rates a Sahara level of aridity.

  136. Seco

    C.L.
    #3042110, posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:20 am
    AFL puts out a statement saying Aborigines invented game:

    AFL’s position on Indigenous history of Aussie Rules leaves game’s historians baffled.

    Just making shit up. And this will now be the new version of history that will be in text books. It’s criminal!

  137. Roger

    Two weeks in the job and Albo has managed to divide the union movement.

    I didn’t think he’d be this good.

  138. feelthebern

    I fell asleep before the Matildas scored before half-time.
    I could have cashed out my bet on Brazil at 2-0 but the Aussies looked awful.
    They lack the shape up & down the park that is needed to win consistently.

  139. Roberto

    C.L.

    They’re having a choir at an atheist state memorial service?

    Yes, to sing the National Anthem. And also the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. Rather an odd choice for an avowed atheist. Another reason why I declined.

  140. johanna

    Anyone here on Facebook? Well, you are very likely to be categorised as a ‘hate agent’:

    Facebook monitors the offline behavior of its users to determine if they should be categorized as a “Hate Agent,” according to a document provided exclusively to Breitbart News by a source within the social media giant.

    The document, titled “Hate Agent Policy Review” outlines a series of “signals” that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a “hate agent” and banned from the platform.

    Those signals include a wide range of on and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent.”

    Facebook may also categorize you as a “hate agent” if you self-identify with or advocate for a “Designated Hateful Ideology,” if you associate with a “Designated Hate Entity” (one of the examples cited by Facebook as a “hate entity” includes Islam critic Tommy Robinson), or if you have “tattoos of hate symbols or hate slogans.” (the document cites no examples of these, but the media and “anti-racism” advocacy groups increasingly label innocuous items as “hate symbols,” including a cartoon frog and the “OK” hand sign).

    Facebook will also categorize you for possession of “hate paraphernalia,” although the document provides no examples of what falls into this category.

    BTW, how creepy is the term ‘hate agent’? What does that mean? Are you a pod person for hate, or what?

    These people are very strange indeed.

  141. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    max

    There was a case of a woman in country NSW who was claiming she was abused over 55 years ago and the alleged abuser died over 50 years ago.

    I think the church simply rolled over and paid her out.

    The RC into child abuse was also hearing evidence about abuse that allegedly occurred 80+ years ago, where both parties had already deceased, long ago.

    Remember the whole thing was a scam set up by Gillard to prevent any impetus into the eventual RC into union corruption.

  142. feelthebern

    Setka would be sleeping soundly at night knowing the ALP need the CFMMEU & their super fund money a lot more than the CFMMEU needs the ALP.
    All parties will remain as they were.
    In a months time this would have all blown over.

  143. Roger

    They’re having a choir at an atheist state memorial service?

    To sing the Internationale?

  144. Bruce of Newcastle

    @ALeighMP
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    Labor is now the natural home for small-L liberals small-C communists

    I fixes it!

  145. mh

    Privileged, educated, healthy and young, she also says she is “honoured” the twins chose her or something but, yeah – sorry ‘n stuff – gotta kill ya both. This is after the ‘doctor’ gives her the pills and tells her they will start the process of removing the “pregnancy tissue.”

    Without watching the video, what happened for the mother to decide to murder her twins? Unexpected career opportunity? Interest rate hike on the home loan? Watched a pro abortion show on Netflix?

  146. Leigh Lowe

    Andrew Leigh

    Verified account

    @ALeighMP
    Follow Follow @ALeighMP
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    Labor is now the natural home for small-L liberals: a preview of my speech at Deakin Uni today #auspol

    Shorter version.

    “Blue collars can go fuck themselves.”

    This is the ALP’s “They don’t matter” moment.

  147. calli

    And also the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah.

    Now that’s chutzpah!

  148. johanna

    Last night, my comment about the TURC was put into censoration, for no apparent reason.

    Now, I have cited a Breitbart article about Spacechook calling people hate agents and it has gone into the void.

    Go to Breitbart Tech to read the story. Any Cats on Spacechook are quite likely on the list.

    The censorator is rivalling Silicon Valley.

  149. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Johanna,

    I cannot link to the LDP anymore.

    The LDP and the TURC have been flagged as “hate groups”.

  150. Infidel Tiger

    The LDP and the TURC have been flagged as “hate groups”.

    Fair.

  151. Arky

    Now that’s chutzpah!

    ..
    I thought it was Handel.

  152. Roger

    “And also the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah.

    Now that’s chutzpah!”

    I’ll say.

    Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

    His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

    Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God
    Ps 146:3-5

  153. Infidel Tiger

    True conservatism has much in common with the union movement.

    Morrison should break bread with Setka.

  154. feelthebern

    “If you come at the king, you had better kill the king”.
    Setka to everyone.

  155. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    The CFMMEU hasn’t ripped off its members like the AWU & TWU has/does/will continue to do so.

  156. candy

    It is sad to see Sarah Sanders leave her position. I get the feeling she was pretty close to Trump and he thinks very highly of her. In fact she saw him through some really rough times, a lot of strength in that lady.

    With three young kids and the Secret Service having to protect her from deranged Democrat supporters it must be a stressful life for her.

    Fairfax wrote a story on her, detracting and abusing her all the way through it. typical really, very nasty.

  157. Infidel Tiger

    the CFMMEU’s heart is in the right plalce. They know that corporatism is a destructive and malign influence on society and stand over them.

    If only more were as brave.

  158. Bruce of Newcastle

    Morrison should break bread with Setka.

    With sledgehammers?

  159. Roger

    True conservatism has much in common with the union movement.

    Cf. Benjamin Disraeli’s one nation conservatism.

  160. Roger

    Fun fact.
    The CFMMEU hasn’t ripped off its members like the AWU & TWU has/does/will continue to do so.

    Fun fact:

    The CFMMEU came out in support of Israel Folau.

  161. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m wondering if this is prog revenge for the CFMMEU supporting Adani.
    Trad would not be happy with Setka.

  162. Arky

    IT hasn’t been this wrong since 2016’s complete meltdown.
    The union movement has fucked this country sideways for seventy years.

  163. feelthebern

    Trad would not be happy with Setka

    Trad is worse than Dan Andrews.
    Trad is an orc.

  164. feelthebern

    Setka would be strung up by his members if he agreed to a fraction of the secret commissions the AWU, TWU, HWU management teams all have taken over the years.

  165. mh

    Fun fact:

    The CFMMEU came out in support of Israel Folau.

    Really? What did they have to say?

  166. feelthebern

    The union movement has fucked this country sideways for seventy years.

    Correct.
    But a fraction of what politicians have done.

  167. candy

    IT hasn’t been this wrong since 2016’s complete meltdown.
    The union movement has fucked this country sideways for seventy years.

    Around last 15 to 20 I think, Arky. IT is probably joking, I think.

  168. feelthebern

    If Trump takes this bait on Iran, that’s it, it’s all over.
    Trump has to continue digging out these deep state chicken hawks.

  169. thefrollickingmole

    Seco
    #3042233, posted on June 14, 2019 at 11:14 am
    C.L.
    #3042110, posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:20 am
    AFL puts out a statement saying Aborigines invented game:

    AFL’s position on Indigenous history of Aussie Rules leaves game’s historians baffled.

    Just making shit up. And this will now be the new version of history that will be in text books. It’s criminal!

    This is all part of the corruption of the unis.
    Started with anthropology and the ability to kill a career dead by coming to a “wrong” finding.
    Message received and only “woke” findings allowed now.

    The absurd fantasy book “black Emu” which seeks to redefine farming as “Burning crap regularly so theres lots of grassland” and equated a set of fish traps as animal husbandry is now quoted religiously by the “right” sort of people and a kids edition is being produced to become part of the curriculum.

    The AFL is doing the same thing, pretending a ball game played by a group of people with no known or recorded rules or code was the origins of AFL.

    I hope they get sued for royalties off every ticket sold.

  170. notafan

    Survivors of institutional abuse will be able to apply to the courts to overturn unfair historical compensation payments under new landmark reforms.

    Hope they go after government institutions like Winlaton and Turana good and hard

  171. mh

    What are John Setka’s view on climate change alarmism?

    From what I’m hearing he has been making some good calls of late.

  172. Rebel with cause

    The union movement is full of corrupt shysters that take advantage of the idiocy of the average person. Not surprisingly they have much in common with politicians.

  173. Dr Faustus

    Industrial strength trolling from Peter Dutton:

    “I think it’s sad for Albo, he wanted a good start to his leadership, and now they’re questioning if he’ll be there next week or next month,” Mr Dutton told the morning show.

    “Bill Shorten would have stood up to the union movement because he was very much affiliated with the union movement, as Albo is. It seemed that Mr Shorten had more power. I think that Bill Shorten should come to Anthony Albanese’s rescue.”

    In a burrow somewhere, Smeagol Shorten stirs at the thought of Chicom gold and the tribute shags that should have been his. Nasssty Albo helped steal his Precious…

  174. Leigh Lowe

    Setka would be strung up by his members …

    Phrasing!

  175. Roger

    I’m wondering if this is prog revenge for the CFMMEU supporting Adani.

    Not only for supporting Adani, but deserting the ALP at the election.

    The union’s Qld head conceded on Brisbane radio before the election that the anger among his members was such that many would vote for Clive Palmer. As it happened they seemed to prefer PHON or KAP meaning their preferences still flowed to the Liberals; thus did the Libs win Herbert, where the ALP incumbent sat on the fence on Adani.

  176. feelthebern

    Trump’s worst decision after making Jeff Sessions A-G was letting John Bolton anywhere near the Whitehouse.
    All these Neo-Cons need to be put in places where they can’t do any real harm, like the UN.
    Putting more US soldiers into Poland has Bolton stink all over it.
    Iran isn’t the real enemy.
    The Saudi’s are.

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    Seven: Bob Hawke State Memorial Service live
    Nine: Bob Hawke State Memorial Service live
    Ten: Bob Hawke State Memorial Service live
    ABC: Bob Hawke State Memorial Service live
    SBS: Australian Open Bowls live

    SBS is looking good.

  178. feelthebern

    Leigh Lowe, how good was the Rowe cartoon on the Platinum Catallaxy thread?
    Nailed it.

  179. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Iran isn’t the real enemy.
    The Saudi’s are.

    I’d say the MB and the state militias of Iran and Syria, plus half of the Saudi Royal House.

    The surgical differentiation…ahem, maybe Israel alone is best equipped to deal with this and so we can end multi decadal wars with no clear objective.

  180. Roger

    The CFMMEU came out in support of Israel Folau.

    Really? What did they have to say?

    “The national construction union would defend workers sacked for expressing their religious beliefs and one of its leaders believes Wallabies star Israel Folau has been unfairly “hung out to dry” for posting his religious views on social media.

    Another left wing union, representing aircraft maintenance workers, has also strongly supported Folau’s rights to express his beliefs, putting it at loggerheads with Rugby Australia sponsor, Qantas.

    Darren Greenfield, state secretary of the NSW branch of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union said it represented “heaps of Polynesian and Islander Christian workers” in the construction industry. His personal view was that Folau should not be “hung out to dry” for voicing his religious beliefs.

    “I’ve got a personal view on it. We haven’t discussed it internally [in the union],” Mr Greenfield said.

    “I don’t think you should be sacked for putting your point of view across. That’s his point of view.

    “Personally, I don’t think he should be hung out to dry for it.”

    Mr Greenfield believes if Folau had a different point of view, there would have been no consequences “if everyone was happy with it”.

    “Because it is different and left of field of what most people think and believe, he paid the price of his livelihood with it,” he said.

    Tony Maher, national president of the CFMMEU said: “If we had a member who was sacked for their religious views, we would back them in and do what we can for them.”

    SMH, 1 June, 2019

    The CFMMEU is to the right of the Liberal Party on religious freedom.

  181. MatrixTransform

    Go to Breitbart Tech to read the story. Any Cats on Spacechook are quite likely on the list.

    yep thats for sure
    you do know that engines like google ‘spider’ over every website website all the time and read and consume the lot??

    Test it … open Googgles and search yourUserName and Catallaxy.

    scary innit?

  182. Infidel Tiger

    Trump’s worst decision after making Jeff Sessions A-G was letting John Bolton anywhere near the Whitehouse.

    Agreed. This is sound content and much better than owning an Audi and supporting Chicoms.

    ‘You are improving with my guidance.

  183. Dr Faustus

    Trad is worse than Dan Andrews.
    Trad is an orc.

    The Queensland CFMEU has driven a stake through her undead heart.

    How fallen we are, having to rely on a crime syndicate to force our government to do an honest job.

  184. MatrixTransform

    I wonder what Numpty looks like to the h8teEngine after posting links from h8te sites …

    Retarderation – its not just cutting and pasting.
    Its a philosophy, a religion … its a whole way of life.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    If Trump takes this bait on Iran, that’s it, it’s all over.
    Trump has to continue digging out these deep state chicken hawks.

    FTB – Here you go.

    Iranian vessel removed unexploded mine from stricken oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, US officials say

    An Iranian vessel removed an unexploded mine that had been attached to a Japanese-owned oil tanker which suffered serious damage after an explosion in the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, U.S. officials told Fox News.

    The U.S. military possessed video of the incident and has planned to release it, the official added. The imagery came from the USS Bainbridge, a guided-missile destroyer which rescued 21 sailors from the stricken tanker.

    At least one other mine attached to tanker’s hull detonated, causing the blast. It happened near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a key route for oil shipments in the region.

    A U.S. official told Fox News an Iranian gunboat approached the Kokuka Courageous later in the day and removed the unexploded triangular-shaped limpet mine, the same type of mine used to damage four other tankers in the Gulf of Oman last month.

    I see you!

  186. feelthebern

    IT you are an idiot.
    But a funny idiot.

  187. Caveman

    Justin Rose 65 , -6 USOpen lowest since Tigers in 2000

  188. mh

    It appears many union leaders do not share the ‘progressive left’ views that are now being pushed by the corporate world.

    And the more masculine the industry, the greater the push back from the union.

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    Iran isn’t the real enemy.
    The Saudi’s are.

    Baddies vs baddies.*

    * ™ Tony Abbott

  190. Tom

    The neocons needed a yes-man in the White House who was too dumb to see what they were up to. The chance of a protracted US-Iran shooting war is 0%.

  191. feelthebern

    Yes it is baddies versus baddies.
    But the Saudi’s are super bad versus the Iranians who are just bad.

  192. notafan

    The only snag when we were there 3 years ago was that local government had outlawed AirBnB, so it was all very secretive, with the risk of being evicted if you admitted you were a short term tourist renter.
    Not sure if that has changed.

    I was there in Jan LL admittedly in a block of commercial one bedroom apartments near Sants but there was no problem, and there were dozens of private apartments available though a bit more expensive that I wanted to pay.

    Gothica is pure tourist and the authorities would be mad (I know)

  193. dover_beach

    Is this a memorial service or a political soap box? The Left destroy everything.
    Sinistra delenda est.

  194. Bruce of Newcastle

    The fun thing with this Iranian action is it feeds into America’s whole strategy.

    China buys Iran’s oil on the cheap. By making the Straits of Hormuz an explodey obstacle course the price of oil rises. Which is fine for Iran but not fine for China.

    It’s fine for the US too.

    U.S. oil/gas output surge sets country increase record (11 Jun)

    LONDON (Bloomberg) — U.S. natural gas and crude oil production increased last year at the fastest pace ever for a single country. U.S. gas output soared 86 Bcm in 2018, the largest annual increase by any country ever, according to statistics published Tuesday by BP. That’s roughly equivalent to consumption in the UK, one of the oldest users of the fuel, and almost 40% more than the previous record set by Russia in 2010.

    And in a twin first, U.S. oil output jumped 2.2 MMbpd—also the largest amount ever by a single country in a year.

    “What you saw last year was really quite amazing—this amazing unique double first for the U.S.,” said Spencer Dale, BP’s global chief economist. “This is pretty astonishing growth and I don’t think this is some sort of unique aberration. This is a function of the U.S. shale revolution in both oil and natural gas — it’s alive and well and it’s powering strongly.”

    So by attacking tankers taking Saudi and Qatari stuff to Japan et al the IRG is actually helping the US and hurting China. Which just means the US has even more incentive to tighten sanctions.

    If Trump announces a policy of inspecting oil tankers in the Gulf for sanctions-busting, using his two aircraft carrier groups as collateral, you can expect the Saudis to do backflips of joy. One always should have one’s real enemies on one’s side, if you can manage it.

  195. Boambee John

    From Instapundit

    THEODORE DALRYMPLE ON OPIODS IN AMERICA: Signs and Symptoms of Malfeasance.

    Last year, 49,000 Americans died of opioid overdose, or (more accurately) opioid-related overdose, since in most cases the opioids were taken in conjunction with other drugs. The opioids were the necessary, if not the sufficient, cause of death, for the other drugs, easily available with or without prescription, would not have caused death if taken on their own. It is therefore reasonable to ascribe the 49,000 deaths to opioids. Since 1999, 350,000 Americans have died of such overdoses.

    How does this compare to numbers of gun deaths? Particularly when self inflicted and gang related gun deaths are excluded?

  196. 1735099

    Is this a memorial service or a political soap box?

    Neither.
    It’s living history – something the Communist Right cannot abide.

  197. C.L.

    Ross Garnaut – always a jerk.
    “Bob Hawke – Australia’s greatest prime minister,” he begins.
    In front of Howard and Keating and two others – plus the incumbent.
    Gauche.

  198. dover_beach

    Neither.
    It’s living history

    LOL.

  199. “Communist Right”

    Hysterical….he’s really losing it.

  200. 1735099

    “Bob Hawke, Australia’s greatest Prime Minister.”
    Not far off the mark.
    He’s up there with John Curtin.
    Nobody else comes close.

  201. C.L.

    Ah. So the Hallelujah Chorus was added as a semi-comedic divertissement.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle

    It’s living history – something the Communist Right cannot abide.

    True. Stalin invented airbrushing.

  203. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    How fallen we are, having to rely on a crime syndicate to force our government to do an honest job.

    We’re no different to the Greeks, Romans or medieval English etc. You can read literature say Homer, Virgil or Chaucer and it makes sense to us.

  204. candy

    Perhaps Handel wrote the Hallelujah Chorus for the future Messiah Hawke.

  205. Roberto

    C.L.

    Ah. So the Hallelujah Chorus was added as a semi-comedic divertissement.

    Well it certainly wasn’t there for its religious sensibilities.

    I’m so glad I’m not stuck there having to listen to all of the palaver.

  206. C.L.

    Gillard piped in on video wishes she could have joined the “Labor family” today.
    What a creepy phrase.

  207. 1735099

    “Hysterical- he’s really losing it”

    Writes the twit who uses phrases like “fascist left”.

  208. Johno

    He’s up there with John Curtin.
    Nobody else comes close.

    That would be the alcoholic commo.The one who wanted to send Australian troops to “help mother Russia”?

  209. Roberto

    Did the ‘congregation’ stand for the Hallelujah Chorus?

  210. Ellie

    So I’m on a road trip to Canberra from Sydney with a girlfriend. Worthy of a Catallaxy travelogue? Aah, what the heck. Am a passenger in the latest Mercedes. We just pulled in to a petrol station to fill up with petrol and pee. Back on the road, nearing Goulburn. Girlfriend’s hubby just phoned. On speaker, he askes us what we’re wearing. Lip gloss! we say out loud in unison. Outside temp is 13°c. My girlfriend wants R&B on. Not a fan, I say. Lady Gaga, I say. We compromise. Heading to a boozy degustation function.
    A not too shabby first travelogue, I reckon.

  211. “Writes the twit who uses phrases like “fascist left”.”

    So writes the bird shitting racist Joooo hater.

  212. 1735099

    That would be the John Curtin who stared the real alcoholic (Churchill) down and brought our troops home to defend the country when we were threatened by Imperial Japan.

  213. Oh yes…John Curtin…the PM who made the decision to send conscripted troops to serve outside Australia.

  214. Bruce of Newcastle

    Anyone want a ride in a zeppelin?

    Hydrogen Station Explodes, Toyota Halts Sales Of Fuel Cell Cars — Is This The End? (13 Jun)

    A hydrogen refueling station exploded in Norway on Monday and the company operating the station has suspended operation at its other locations following the explosion.

    Now, Toyota and Hyundai are both halting sales of fuel cell vehicles in the country.

    Does this spell the end of fuel cell hydrogen vehicles as a “zero-emission” alternative?

    The Uno-X hydrogen station in Sandvika in Bærum exploded on Monday and resulted in two injuries in a nearby non-fuel cell vehicle.

    According to the police, the explosion was strong enough that it activated the airbags in the vehicle without any impact.

    The cause of the explosion is currently unknown and the rest of the refueling network is being shut down.

    I can only imaging that all those guys with long beards in Oslo would just love to have lots of a very explosive gas available whenever they wanted it. Conveniently packaged in a mobile vehicle too, for want of a bit of (careful) hot wiring.

  215. Good afternoon Elle.

    Death in the family?
    Forgive me but I can’t think of any other reason a person would willing go to Canberra.

  216. Safe travels Ellie and a Shabbat Shalom.

  217. Johno

    John Curtin who wrote imploring cables to FDR asking for a hundred thousand troops.
    When FDR sent them Curtin repaid him by demobilising 90,000 Aussie troops.

  218. Johno

    Sorry people did not intend to feed the seagull troll.

  219. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh, popcorn. What an invention popcorn is!

    Environmentalists accuse Leonardo DiCaprio’s new HBO climate documentary of promoting ‘white supremacy’ & a ‘white savior complex’

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s new HBO climate documentary “Ice on Fire” is under fire from environmentalists for promoting “white supremacy ” and of the “erasure of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color.”

    The U.S. based Rowan Institute is going after DiCaprio and HBO for the film’s “white savior complex.” “The recent release of the film ‘Ice on Fire’ demonstrates that white supremacy and western colonialism continues to dominate the mainstream environmental movement’s narratives and framing of climate solutions,” the group declared.

    The HBO film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, is directed by Leila Connors and produced and narrated by DiCaprio.

    He really should hire a black trannie to do the voice-over next time.

  220. dopey

    The Hawke thing is dragging on. Can’t change the election result.

  221. Viva

    Oh god.

    Climate change rears its ugly head at the Opera House.

  222. Bruce of Newcastle

    I couldn’t help myself. I had to look up the Rowan Institute.

    Founder

    Dr. Sarah Myhre is a scientist and public advocate for human rights. Dr. Myhre, a paleoceanographer with expertise in social and ecological decision-making, is at the frontlines of addresing of rapid climate change. She is a Kavli Fellow with the National Academy of Science. Dr. Myhre is a senior fellow at Project Drawdown researching carbon drawdown solutions in the global ocean. See her CV here.

    Dr. Myhre is also a national thought leader in the field of climate science communication and public leadership. She is a vetted public communicator and strategic advisor, with more than a decade of work across scientific, educational, non-profit, and governmental sectors. Her writing bylines can be found in Newsweek, the Guardian, The Stranger, and LiveScience.

    She is also a feminist leader, grassroots organizer, and activist. She is a founding board member of 500 Women Scientists, the founder and collaborative leader of the Seattle chapter of 500 Women Science, and a board member of FutureWise. Indeed, Dr. Myhre is an unapologetic advocate for a values-into-action framework for equity, transparency, and justice in climate leadership.

    Oh my. She’s quite hot actually, which just shows how much crazy you can squeeze into a nice package.

  223. Infidel Tiger

    Trump is the greatest man in history.

    He has reduced the price of beer:

    Catherine Rampell
    @crampell

    Over past six months, average price of beer, ale, & other malt beverages away from home has dropped 0.5%. This marks the first six-month period since 1997, when category entered Consumer Price Index, that the price has dropped instead of growing.

    https://twitter.com/crampell/status/1139175716845707264

  224. Oh yes…John Curtin…the PM who made the decision to send conscripted troops to serve outside Australia.

  225. MatrixTransform

    Hysterical….he’s really losing it.

    It doesnt seem to have a political position at all … its all just “herr durr no Im not, not what you are”

    It really is iampeter only with much less Peter

  226. calli

    Yes, him.

    Watching “The Science of Stupid”. It’s like the Darwin Awards with a physics commentary.

    Good stuff.

  227. Bruce of Newcastle

    It must really suck to be wrongfully born.
    Also it must really suck to have parents like those two.

  228. Percy Popinjay

    For when the paint’s all dry, you’ve cut your toenails and fingernails, the sock drawer’s been rearranged and the grass is getting annoyed about being incessantly watched:

    Follow our live blog of Bob Hawke’s memorial service

    FFS.

  229. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Infidel Tiger #3042344, posted on June 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Trump is the greatest man in history. He has reduced the price of beer.

    In Australia no politician would regard that as virtuous.

  230. Percy Popinjay

    He has reduced the price of beer. In Australia no politician would regard that as virtuous.

    The self righteous tut-tutting of our world class wowsers would be audible in space, were such an impossibility to occur here.

  231. Percy Popinjay

    Also it must really suck to have parents like those two

    That report is simply staggering. What a pair of irredeemable arseholes.

    Remember, in various quickly self extincting western European hellholes there are now basically zero births of children with down syndrome.

    But yeah, the nayzees lost the war.

  232. Oh yes…John Curtin…the PM who made the decision to send conscripted troops to serve outside Australia.

    Cassie’s spiteful ignorance of her country’s wartime history rears its ugly head.

    Let’s compare the facts of history as they applied to conscription in World War 2, and during 1965 – 72 after the amendments to the National Service Act –
    In WW2, At the start of the war, all unmarried men aged 21 were to be called up for three months’ military training. These men could serve only in Australia or its territories.
    Conscription was effectively introduced in mid-1942, when all men aged 18–35, and single men aged 35–45, were required to join the Citizens Military Forces (CMF).
    Several CMF Militia units fought under difficult conditions and suffered extremely high casualties during 1942, in slowing the Japanese advance on the Kokoda Track in New Guinea (at the time an Australian territory).
    In late 1942 and early 1943 Prime Minister John Curtin overcame opposition within the Australian Labor Party to extending the geographic boundaries in which conscripts could serve to include most of the South West Pacific and the necessary legislation was passed in January 1943.
    The 11th Brigade was the only CMF formation to serve outside of Australian territory, however, when it formed part of Merauke Force in the Netherlands East Indies during 1943 and 1944. (Wikipedia)

    Compare this history with conscription in the sixties and seventies, and note a few important differences –
    1. Conscription, when it applied in WW2, was fair and universal (with the usual exceptions for reserved occupations). Conscription from 1965 until 1972 was unfair and randomly selective, based on a birthday ballot. This meant that most young Australians weren’t involved. In WW2 most young Australians were. The burden of national security was not shared.
    2. Conscription, when it applied in WW2, was during a declared war, and when the country was threatened by a powerful (and initially successful) military force. Conscription between 1965 and 1972 was during peacetime, when there was no existential threat to Australia.
    3. As pointed out above all conscripts in WW2 fought in Australian mandated territory, with the exception of the 11th Brigade. General mobilisation of many industries applied during WW2 including the rationing of fuel and food. No such mobilisation occurred during the Vietnam era, and the conscripts between 1965 and 1972 fought on foreign soil, in a civil war, with no declaration of war.
    4. Conscription in WW2 had the wholehearted support of the Australian people and all sides of politics. Conscription in 1965 – 72 was politically divisive, because it was a political, not a strategic decision, and by 1972 had lost the support of the Australian electorate.

  233. Entropy

    Nelson Kidd-Players
    #3042352, posted on June 14, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Infidel Tiger #3042344, posted on June 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Trump is the greatest man in history. He has reduced the price of beer.

    In Australia no politician would regard that as virtuous.

    I wonder if a political party actually had a policy to reduce the beer tax how they would do? It’s the sort of Policy you would release in the last week of a campaign.

  234. Infidel Tiger

    I wonder if a political party actually had a policy to reduce the beer tax how they would do? It’s the sort of Policy you would release in the last week of a campaign.

    Scrapping the indexation and slashing import duties would be the greatest act of benevolence in history.

    I am a tariff man but can’t abide it on alcohol.

  235. Percy Popinjay

    It’s the sort of Policy you would release in the last week of a campaign.

    Along with the abolition of excise on petrol. That would get the pearl clutching greenfilth luvvies hyperventilating.

  236. MatrixTransform

    1. Conscription …
    2. Conscription …
    3. As pointed out …
    4. Conscription …

    Careful, Yosemite Sam still has 2 bullits in that thar gun

  237. MatrixTransform

    Gaddamn varmints !

  238. Arky

    I am a tariff man

    ..
    I had you down as an ass man.

  239. Johno

    What!!!! Are you saying we have had conscription in Austalia? Does anyone one else know this?

    What next?? Better keep it quiet.

  240. John Constantine

    According to Houthi-run Saba News, a strategic guided cruise missile was used in the attack.

    https://7news.com.au/news/world/missile-hits-arrivals-hall-of-saudi-arabia-airport-injuring-26-official-says-c-166225?fbclid=IwAR1nMZgEJ2fwSllPUvDUkwRAITLxGyNrB_5-wKkWpitP4Wi5ukvW3qP73jU

    Wednesday’s attack comes after Saudi Arabia reported that “armed drones” had attacked two pumping stations in the kingdom in May.

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