Open Forum: June 15, 2019

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  1. Roger

    The results showed that when questioned, the part of the brain that engages in evaluating costs and consequences showed reduced activity.

    Visions of 72 voluptuous virgins and eternal erections in paradise might just suppress cognitive powers.

  2. Tailgunner

    Yes,really Woolfe, I didn’t get scooped up for anti-regime activities the other night.
    Gave me a start it did.
    I’ll know they’re serious when they send the black helicopters!

  3. notafan

    BoN

    Everything about that story is gross

    Why did they enter an arranged marriage ?

    Visa for someone?

    The pair, who were also paternal cousins and grew up in the same house, moved apart when he headed to England in 2007 to build a new life – until she joined him in the UK with some of her family in Maidstone in 2011.

  4. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tip for Calli. Good Skagway tour is the bus ride through the Pass. Far more interesting than the train, which doesn’t take you over the top, has no stops, and costs heaps more. If you decide to do the bus make sure it is with the small bus company and ask for the driver cum tour guide called Paul. He will be expecting you as we said we would recommend him to you. Tell her to ask for me by name when she gets to board one of the buses at the end of the wharf, he says.

    You can remind him that Lizzie sent you and that her husband was the man who told him about photo of the recent line up on Everest that reminds of the ice step line up photo of the 1897 of the gold-fevered arrivals known as The Stampeders as they tried to make it to the Yukon by the alternative pass to this one, a much steeper one.

    Paul had the bus laughing away fairly quickly once we all got used to his ‘Good morning, Vietnam’ style of presentation, rapid fire wit and constant patter. Made for an extremely entertaining couple of hours amid some splendid scenery and you also go by the site of Dead Horse Pass, the place where a photo of dying horses (3000 sacrificed on this sute) show the dire situation of these sad animals. Most of the other excursions involve helicopter flights – not my cup of tea.

  5. notafan

    Now international news

    We saw the scenario play out recently when 38-year-old Fr Nicholas Rynne was removed as administrator of the Meander Valley parish in Tasmania by Archbishop Julian Porteous. He had rankled some of the laity by wearing a cassock, asking his congregation to address him as “Father,” and celebrating a weekly Latin Mass in addition to the regular Ordinary Form Masses. The story went viral on social media after a letter from one influential parishioner was leaked. “You know why you are spat on for wearing clerical dress and I am with those who do so as I think it is ridiculous to wear a cassock and even a collar in this day and age,” wrote one, before comparing Fr Rynne and his supporters to the Taliban.

    What happens when a priest is too traditional for his parish?

  6. John Constantine

    Looking at the Iranians firing openly on American drones, and supplying their Houthi proxies with cruise missiles to launch at the saudis and drones to attack saudi oil production facilities and it seems limpet mines to set fire to oil tankers.

    Bearing in mind that Australia has enough diesel in the just in time supply chain to last a week of panic buying, if that, before rationing.

    Coming up to june 30 i am going to fill all the diesel tanks on all the machinery old and new, headers/trucks/long range tanks on the auger tractors and all.

    Not much if rationing kicks in, but an extra few thousand liters will make a difference at harvest time in a doomsday prepper gulf situation.

    Worse case is i pay carrying costs for fuel that just sits there until harvest.

  7. John Constantine

    Plus filling the existing bulk diesel tanks of course.

    Did look at putting in extra bulk diesel storage, but it is expensive and new regulations for fuel storage are always threatened.

    If fuel is cut off from australia by deliberate action for more than a few weeks, me having too much fuel in storage will cause the State to take steps against hoarders anyway.

    Comrades.

  8. MatrixTransform

    Feminism has its roots in Communism

    Feminism is Communism with tits

  9. cohenite

    Remember boys, it’s never ok to hit a woman.

    What about a transgender situation; in the scheme of things is it better or worse to thump a bloke transitioning to a sheila or vice-versa?

  10. bespoke

    C.L.
    #3043194, posted on June 15, 2019 at 11:16 am
    In a Scottish school, a teacher informs a student (just thrown out of class) that he was ejected for arguing there are only two genders. Literally Orwellian, the teacher then pointedly counsels the lad that if he persists in such a belief he must keep it to himself or restrict the thought to his own home.

    Video: https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1139679276351889408

    Only when this become more common maybe the public will wake up.

  11. Mindfree

    Areff

    For what’s it worth I followed these instructions linked by Matrix T and was able to access both BitChute and Blazingcatfur

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

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    Worse case is i pay carrying costs for fuel that just sits there until harvest.

    John – If “rationing kicks in” the carrying costs of the fuel will be the least of your problems. The effect on Australia will be like a taipan in a mouse farm. Maybe we need such a galvanization to get our pollies’ brains working. If they have any.

  13. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Some mention of knee trembling ‘quickies’ up thread (yes, it is that sort of a blog) reminds me that we did not get time to take the suggested ‘quickie’ tour of an old-style original brothel building with all historic accoutrements also on display; at a cost of only ten dollars each for entry too. Perhaps Calli can find the time and report back? 🙂

    Tour guide Paul tells the story that when the Disney Cruise Line (yes, there is one called that, don’t take a wrong turn in this crowd and end up with us being roped in with the kids wearing Mickey Mouse esrs, I warn Hairy as we board in Vancouver), well, when Disney was selecting tours in Skagway for their passengers they wanted the tour guides to ‘tone down’ the brothel references, which only served to encourage them to greater feats of brothel related tales.

  14. John Constantine

    The iranians killed and mutilated bulh numbers of young Americans by supplying proxies in Iraq with munitions capable of knocking out transport up to and including armoured vehicles, tanks and all.

    What if the mullahs arm central american Trump haters with cruise missiles, or strike oil facilities and tankers in the carribbean?.

    Thinning out the worlds stock of oil supertankers will boost the price of Iranian oil, and if the bombing is done outside the gulf, by deniable proxies, high price iranian oil can flow uninterrupted to the chicoms, even in convoys escorted by the peoples liberation army navy.

  15. Roger

    …before comparing Fr Rynne and his supporters to the Taliban.

    The Taliban are Latin Mass enthusiasts?

    Who knew!

  16. notafan

    Meander Valley matriarch who thinks because money they own the Church.

    Woeful people

    Wonder what happened that that assault charge

  17. Bruce of Newcastle

    What if the mullahs arm central american Trump haters with cruise missiles, or strike oil facilities and tankers in the carribbean?

    Mostly affects China, Japan and the EU since the US and Russia have plenty themselves. This is the fun thing about the Iranian kiddies’ tanty. It actually helps the US.

    USN assets have already shown that Iranian cruise missiles are kindergarten grade.

  18. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We are a long way here from the Yukon’s Dawson City, which someone back thread suggested we visit. It is 500 miles to the Yukon from the top of the pass at Skagway. Skagway was a non-freezing port, thus the port of first arrival for the many thousands of Stampeders who then had to cross one of two passes to start the lake and river trek to the goldfields. Most of them arrived long after all claims were staked and the gold had mostly gone. They also had to take with them a year’s supply of food and equipment in order to enter Canada at the top of the pass (which is why we needed our passports today, but no requirement for further support these days). They underwent enormous privations in purchasing and then transporting goods for this requirement.

    The people who gained most from the Stampede mentality in the end were the suppliers, where fortunes were assured.

  19. notafan

    Archbishop Porteous announced this evening at a ‘healing’ Mass in Westbury that there would be no Parish Priest in the forceable future

    Reap sow

  20. Bruce in WA

    at a cost of only ten dollars each for entry too

    Phrasing

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A way back some unkind persons said nasty things about my travel tales, so in deference to their mean-spiritedness I am keeping them shorter.

    That’ll teach youse. 🙂

  22. Geriatric Mayfly

    USN assets have already shown that Iranian cruise missiles are kindergarten grade.

    The blueprints are to be found in Appendix M of the Koran.

  23. John Constantine

    If Australia has to directly compete for rationed fuel out of Singapore against the big buyers it could get interesting.

    A few limpet mines on the trans Alaska pipeline among other vulnerable oil transport lines over the vast American expanses would make getting supply to demand a challenge.

    Prepping for a low probability, devastating impact fuel rationing is worth considering. Harvest fuel especially, as losing a month at grain stripping time or hay season can lose the years crop.

    Comrades.

  24. Confused Old Misfit

    A way back some unkind persons said nasty things about my travel tales, so in deference to their mean-spiritedness I am keeping them shorter.

    Lizzie,
    Don’t cave to the heckler’s veto!
    You critics are so intellectually challenged they know not how to use the scroll wheel.

  25. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lunchtime with Mr & Mrs Gravatar.
    Mr Gravatar is unhappy.

  26. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Phrasing … haw, haw, haw, Bruce.

    Slipped that one in, didn’t I? Haw, haw.

    Inadvertent, of course.
    My mind doesn’t work like that – mostly.
    But it is G and T time here now out on our balcony. 🙂

  27. Geriatric Mayfly

    They also had to take with them a year’s supply of food and equipment in order to enter Canada at

    Charlie Chaplain eating a boiled boot on the Yukon Trail was a priceles bit of cinema.

  28. Top Ender

    Mike Carlton’s life story going out the door for $4 at K-Mart

    That’s outrageous and very sad!

    $1 would be fair.

    Actually being given it would not be persuasion enough to read said tome.

  29. calli

    We crossed the Yukon on our flight to Coldfoot in the Arctic Circle.

    It’s much better from the air.

  30. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hecklers’ veto? Nah. Just excuse making; The truth is that I’m writing on my phone with very variable internet either from the phone company or ship’s network and as I have no idea how to copy and paste later on this gadget I risk losing any longer post so I don’t bother writing them. Detractors can have a field day due to my technological ignorance, which Hairy has tried unsuccessfully for years to improve. I know how to crush detractors if I really want to. The English language is my friend. 😀

  31. calli

    One of my family tales is of young fellas pushing off to join the gold rush in the Klondike. No doubt they forked out their $10 entry fee. And left dead horses at the pass.

  32. John Constantine

    A few crap grade iranian supplied cruise missiles lobbed onto Mexicos offshore Gulf of Mexico oilfields would cut oil availability in the region and crush the Mexican economy to the state where a mass human wave millions strong swamps the American border.

    Enraging the American people by 9/11 and Pearl Harbour style strikes is a losing move.

    Pushing ten million democrat voters into America by blowing up the Mexican oilfields is strategic and eternal victory for the mullahs.

  33. Geriatric Mayfly

    Charlie Chaplain eating a boiled boot on the Yukon Trail was a priceles bit of cinema.

    Found a clip of that out there under Chaplain Gold Rush if someone would like to fetch it.

  34. Mitch M.

    It reeks of a set up, but also sounds like a real attempt to investigate mindsets. I’m stumped.

    Very difficult because the news article doesn’t provide enough information. I’d at least want the interpreters of the imaging to be blinded and with a control group. Generally I am very suspicious of these types of findings.

    The results showed that when questioned, the part of the brain that engages in evaluating costs and consequences showed reduced activity.

    As if they are so damaged that they incapable of considering the costs and consequences of walking in front of a bus.

  35. John Constantine

    Knock enough holes in the trans alaska pipeline with ten thousand dollars of limpet mines, or a few thousand rounds of ammunition, in theory freezes the crude in the undamaged sections and makes restarting the damaged pipeline a long drawn out enterprise.

    Tehran wants their oil sold for big money through their gulf, better off funding and supplying anti-global warming extremists to limpet mine oil tankers in european ports and the carribbean.

    Pity if anything was to happen to the highly flammable australian LNG facilities. The american people wouldn’t vote to invade Iran just because Gladstone went up in smoke, and the strategic move to build arabian gulf alternative gas sources in australia is negated.

  36. John Constantine

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/opinion/iran-oil-tanker-attack.html

    The Pirates of Tehran

    If Iran won’t change its behavior, we should sink its navy.

    Monday i ring up to order the extra diesel fuel in.

  37. bespoke

    Many of that soph girls video’s have been taken of line but that’s not whats my concern.

    #Having a 14 year old fight my battles.
    #This will effect her job prospects for the rest of her life.
    #As people get bored and move on she may escalate and do something foolish to keep them interested.

    I think it’s something to consider before encouraging others who most likely don’t understand the consequences, that’s what ‘progressives’ do.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Tour guide Paul is a great mimic. He does a stirling take off of Jimmy Stewart in North To Alaska, which he reckoned to us is the worst movie ever made. This guide Calli is the nearest thing in real life you will ever meet to rival Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam.

  39. mh

    Breitbart:

    Pro-abortion activist and actress Alyssa Milano has unveiled a map of the United States that she insists will help Hollywood studios, actors, producers, and directors decide “where it is safe for women to work” after several states passed laws restricting abortions after a heartbeat is detected.

    Yeah, Hollywood women have to have an abortion clinic nearby otherwise something terrible may happen.

  40. calli

    We’re doing the White pass and scenic railway, Lizzie. And Mendenhall and the gardens. Looking forward to it. I think we have some sort of cooking class booked too.

  41. Bruce in WA

    Slipped that one in, didn’t I?

    Ahem …

  42. egg_

    Test: Vag
    Test: Boobs
    Test: [email protected]
    Test: Hookers
    Test: Turkeys

    Is the ALP night out filter OK?
    Was Kevni turkey slapping some hookers in NYC?

  43. egg_

    Fair dinkum. Without even clicking the link above (which I would warn against), look at what’s on his/it’s head.

    What the hell is that thing?

    Michelle Obama’s diaphragm?

  44. Test: Big, Tiny, Hairy, Smelly, Itchy, Dirty, Swollen, Soccer, Tennis, Gridiron, Golf Balls

  45. 2dogs

    bespoke, soph’s response to those with the attitude you are displaying here:

  46. egg_

    Floating atop a blow up doll is still a possibility.

    They said to evacuate with your most prized possession?

  47. egg_

    The only tubbsters I have seen here so far are the visitors, scoffing diet coke and junk.

    The obligatory drink of the obese.
    Is our sugar tax in, yet?

  48. John Constantine

    https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

    n its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.

    The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

    Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networ

    Irans proxy hezbollah can get a billion dollars worth of cocaine into America, this is chemical warfare against the American people, and covered up by hussein obama and his media orcs.

  49. Arky

    A way back some unkind persons said nasty things about my travel tales, so in deference to their mean-spiritedness I am keeping them shorter.

    ..
    Noooooooooooo

  50. John Constantine

    Lebanese arms dealer Ali Fayad
    Ali Fayad(aka Fayyad). Ukraine-based arms merchant suspected of being a Hezbollah operative moving large amounts of weapons to Syria.
    , a suspected top Hezbollah operative whom agents believed reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a key supplier of weapons to Syria and Iraq, was arrested in Prague in the spring of 2014. But for the nearly two years Fayad was in custody, top Obama administration officials declined to apply serious pressure on the Czech government to extradite him to the United States, even as Putin was lobbying aggressively against it.

    Fayad, who had been indicted in U.S. courts on charges of planning the murders of U.S. government employees, attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and attempting to acquire, transfer and use anti-aircraft missiles, was ultimately sent to Beirut. He is now believed by U.S. officials to be back in business, and helping to arm militants in Syria and elsewhere with Russian heavy weapons

  51. stackja

    Mascot high-rise evacuated after movement detected
    Residents from all 122 units in the evacuated Mascot Towers have told how they were given just “fifty minutes” to leave the complex over concerns about the building’s structural integrity.

    Ben Pike, Derrick Krusche, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    Mascot Towers 1-5 Bourke St, Mascot
    Visible cracks in the parking lot at Mascot Towers 1-5 Bourke St, Mascot

    Estate agent John Higgins has sold the majority of apartments in the building and has been involved since it was constructed about a decade ago.

    He believes that an adjacent 11-storey building still under construction may be responsible.

    “It looks like the likely culprit, but then there is a train line underneath so it could be that,” he said.

    “To my knowledge you have got the water table 2–2.5 m below here so they have been de-watering (removing excessive water from the base of the building) for the past year and a half.

    “If they stop the pump and turned off the de-watering it might of destabilised the area.”

    Mr Higgins pointed out cracking along the boundary wall with 27 Church St.

    “This particular building against my boundary here, I have just noticed cracking along the side wall,” he said.

    “That has only just been completed. Whether that had something to do with the cracking, the engineers have mentioned we will find out today.

    “That cracking – I don’t know where it has come from, but it is unusual that it has cracked against the boundary like that after the building has been here for 12 years.”

    Unit owner Rosalyn Lean, 65, said she was worried the incident could turn into a repeat of the Opal Tower debacle.

  52. Steve trickler

    soph, just had her recent video banned overnight from the usual suspects.

    Wankers.

  53. stackja

    Keith Suter on 2GB said DT was gas-lighting on Iran, Suter said BO had solved the Iran problem.

  54. Zyconoclast

    P
    #3043235, posted on June 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm
    CdeBaca the next AOC?

    Is she related to Chewbaca?

  55. Knuckle Dragger:

    Anyone notice how when you get hooked up her friends, who you wouldn’t have known from a piece of shit suddenly assume full prominence while your own friends are slowly, but surely, prodded into the background?

    Yes.
    It’s all part of the isolate and dominate agenda.
    It’s about control.

  56. John Constantine

    The landshark dogbox developer Ponzi scheme hasn’t built assets of long term value for Australia, the rush to superprofit from the ponzi before it collapses has created massive long term liabilities where the maintenance/repair/demolition costs of the shoddy developments by shonky wannabe billionaires will exceed the building costs.

    The politicals bribed by the landsharks need to be fed to piranha in tanks, then the piranha inserted into the landsharks.

  57. Confused Old Misfit

    Yeah, Hollywood women have to have an abortion clinic nearby otherwise something terrible may happen.

    The next demand will be that there be a clinic on the damned set.

  58. Steve trickler

    2dogs.

    Let’s see how long it lasts before being zapped.

  59. John Constantine

    The June arrests “bring into sharp focus that the Iranians are making contingency plans for when the U.S. turns up the heat on Iran,” said Ranstorp, research director of the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College, who is in frequent contact with U.S. intelligence officials. “If they think it requires some military or terrorist response, they have been casing targets in the U.S. since the late 1990s.”

    Ranstorp said U.S. intelligence officials believe that Hezbollah’s U.S.-based surveillance is far more extensive than has been publicly disclosed, and that they are particularly concerned about the battle-hardened operatives who have spent years on the ground in Syria.

    “The U.S. intel community is very concerned about this,” Ranstorp said. Hezbollah’s agents “have become extremely sophisticated and good at fighting.”

    https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

  60. notafan

    Anyone notice how when you get hooked up her friends, who you wouldn’t have known from a piece of shit suddenly assume full prominence while your own friends are slowly, but surely, prodded into the background?

    Anyone notice that it takes decades, perhaps centuries for some men to get over it?

    be careful you don’t turn into one of those boring Colonel Blimps that bail people up to tell them the sad sad story of Cherchez la femme

  61. cuckoo

    Tour guide Paul is a great mimic. He does a stirling take off of Jimmy Stewart in North To Alaska,

    I hate to be the one to break it to you Lizzie, but Jimmy Stewart isn’t in North to Alaska. Thinking of John Wayne, maybe?

  62. mh

    Tour guide Paul is a great mimic. He does a stirling take off of Jimmy Stewart in North To Alaska,

    The Tour guide does a horrible John Wayne.

  63. Steve trickler

    This channel might get the boot soon, too.



  64. Zyconoclast

    Japanese ship owner contradicts US account of how tanker was attacked

    “The crew are saying it was hit with a flying object. They say something came flying towards them, then there was an explosion, then there was a hole in the vessel,” he told reporters. “Then some crew witnessed a second shot.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/japanese-ship-owner-contradicts-us-account-of-how-tanker-was-attacked-20190615-p51xzz.html

  65. rickw

    Bearing in mind that Australia has enough diesel in the just in time supply chain to last a week of panic buying, if that, before rationing.

    And one of the few remaining refineries has repair work in planning.

  66. Robert Mc

    Tour guide Paul is a great mimic. He does a stirling take off of Jimmy Stewart in North To Alaska

    Beth. Two things.

    “sterling” with an “e”.

    Stewart Granger in North to Alaska.

  67. zyconoclast

    One of Sydney’s top universities wants to lower its entry standards for year 12 students and delay lifting English language requirements for overseas students to battle a multi-million dollar revenue shortfall.

    The University of New South Wales lost $14.2 million after more than 800 domestic students dropped out before or early in term one and the number of first year international students fell by 222, documents show.

    UNSW has already done this in engineering; students with ATARs as low as 83 – the published rank is 93 – are considered for that course if they provide a personal statement, their year 12 report and a video showing why they are suitable.

  68. Bruce in WA

    If ever someone could honestly say, “I’m getting’ too old for this shit”, it’s this one.

  69. Tel

    Fayad, who had been indicted in U.S. courts on charges of planning the murders of U.S. government employees, attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and attempting to acquire, transfer and use anti-aircraft missiles, was ultimately sent to Beirut. He is now believed by U.S. officials to be back in business, and helping to arm militants in Syria and elsewhere with Russian heavy weapons

    If Putin wanted to ship arms into Syria he would simply ship care of the many Russian troops already in Syria. There’s no possible reason why Putin would hand Russian weapons to some dodgy arms dealer who hands them to the very militants that are fighting AGAINST Russian soldiers, and against Assad in Syria. That story is moronic.

  70. Gab

    UNSW has already done this in engineering; students with ATARs as low as 83 – the published rank is 93 – are considered for that course

    So the NTB students are given the go ahead, which also means scoring of exams and papers will need to have lower standards otherwise they’re all going to fail. Some of these will then go on to teach the subjects, and entrance requirements will have to be lowered again, rinse repeat. And the dumbing down of Australia marches on.

  71. egg_

    Mascot Towers have told how they were given just “fifty minutes” to leave the complex over concerns about the building’s structural integrity.

    Enough time to rescue a $5k sex doll?

  72. egg_

    soph, just had her recent video banned overnight from the usual suspects.

    GetUp! and TheirABC likely trawl the Cat for “ultra rightwing” content.
    /VRWC

  73. bespoke

    2dogs
    #3043299, posted on June 15, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Watched that before and changes nothing. YouTube ‘stars’ rise and fall all the time. Just don’t like the idea of kids being used in the culture war.

  74. Egg:

    Enough time to rescue a $5k sex doll?

    Yes, but not enough time to deflate her.

  75. John Constantine

    Tel, that story was from 2017, detailing an investigation into hezbollah that had been running since pre-obama days.

    Important as it lays out how Irans proxy hezbollah operates in Latin America to profit from the USA drug trade. We know that Mexican cartels linked to hezbollah are operating in Australias superprofitable cocaine and meth market.

    To guess that hezbollah has influence in Australia is just joining the dots, as is guessing that if Australia was to join in a naval ‘ contain and constrain’ against Iran in the gulf, Tehran could deploy operatives within the once great southern land if it served a purpose.

    The australian media ignores the truly lethal crime cartels carving up australias cities and serves up an endless diet of anti-Trumpery.

  76. Mitch M.

    An idea expressed by Buddhists, mystics, physicists, and neuroscientists. That alone is rather puzzling.

    Is Consciousness a Fundamental Quality of the Universe?

  77. Roberto

    notafan

    We saw the scenario play out recently when 38-year-old Fr Nicholas Rynne was removed as administrator of the Meander Valley parish in Tasmania by Archbishop Julian Porteous. He had rankled some of the laity by wearing a cassock, asking his congregation to address him as “Father,” and celebrating a weekly Latin Mass in addition to the regular Ordinary Form Masses.

    How awful. He’s a great bloke and a good priest.

  78. John Constantine

    The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

    Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.

    They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.

    https://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/obama-hezbollah-drug-trafficking-investigation/

  79. zyconoclast

    Enough time to rescue a $5k sex doll?

    Yes, but not enough time to deflate her.

    For $5k, it would be made of silicone?

  80. Tel

    John, even back in 2017 Putin had complete and open access to Syria … I mean he was invited in. These articles can resist inserting some Wussia Wussia Wussia BS into anything and everything.

    I’m not disputing that hezbollah might make money on drug operations, I’m sure many groups do. The CIA pioneered that concept, making money on cocaine and supporting militant groups. No one has yet explained how the opium harvest in Afghanistan can get bigger every single year, while the US supposedly occupies the country, and the money from that opium? Who knows?!?

    The right answer is steady decriminalization, allowing people to their own plants for their own consumption ,which would staunch the money going to criminal gangs. Strange that the obvious solution is blocked by a whole lot of politicians … almost like they have some perverse incentive happening, huh?

  81. Steve trickler

    People suggesting soph is a puppet. Fair enough. I can understand that.

    I was going to post the Jesse Lee Peterson interview ( again ) with her, where she can speak for herself, eloquently.

    Removed! Zapped. Banned.

  82. Steve trickler

    Let us see how long this lasts.



  83. Nick

    Tour guide Paul is a great mimic. He does a stirling take off of Jimmy Stewart in North To Alaska,

    I hate to be the one to break it to you Lizzie, but Jimmy Stewart isn’t in North to Alaska.

    Lol.

  84. For $5k, it would be made of silicone?

    Yes, flesh like to the touch, with warming elements and a programmable voice.
    Also almost complete posability, including hands, fingers, feet and toes.

  85. Mitch M.

    The right answer is steady decriminalization, allowing people to their own plants for their own consumption ,which would staunch the money going to criminal gangs. Strange that the obvious solution is blocked by a whole lot of politicians … almost like they have some perverse incentive happening, huh?

    Also blocked by a large percentage of the population. Religionists are strongly opposed to mind altering substances though for some reason alcohol often gets a free pass. For decades psychiatry has plied the mentally with drugs that have a wide range of side effects and research is highlighting even potentially increased dementia risk with some of those drugs. Now they are scrambling to use the street drugs to treat various conditions. In Australia there is a trial underway for medicinal cannabis to treat PTSD, which won’t work; but MDMA shows promise. Ketamine has just been approved for depression but I have real concerns about chronic blockade of such a fundamental neurotransmitter receptor(NMDA). So we now have this perverse situation where the profession that most demonised street drugs and instead opted for drugs of limited efficacy and high side effect profiles yet the politicians still refuse to decriminalise. It might even be the case that decriminalisation will reduce the number of people seeking psychiatric treatment.

  86. Tel:

    The right answer is steady decriminalization, allowing people to their own plants for their own consumption ,which would staunch the money going to criminal gangs. Strange that the obvious solution is blocked by a whole lot of politicians … almost like they have some perverse incentive happening, huh?

    This whole War On Drugs thing has been an unmitigated disaster for the West, and as far as I’m concerned, the politicians (only a politician can make a drug illegal) are treasonous bastards who need sorting out.

  87. Ooowaa!

    John Constantine is very naughty scarring people about fuel problems.

    Both my local member and energy minister have written telling me not to worry as we have “International Agreements”.

    So there!

  88. egg_

    flesh like to the touch, with warming elements and a programmable voice.
    Also almost complete posability, including hands, fingers, feet and toes.

    The Fireys probably rescued her, just to be sure.

  89. The right answer is steady decriminalization, allowing people to their own plants for their own consumption ,which would staunch the money going to criminal gangs.

    Ditto for tobacco. For decades you could grow up to five plants for home consumption.
    Now you can face years in jail just for possessing the seeds.

  90. egg_

    Test: Big, Tiny, Hairy, Smelly, Itchy, Dirty, Swollen, Soccer, Tennis, Gridiron, Golf [email protected]

    Do Albo’s appearances at True Thai involve ping pong [email protected]?

  91. egg_

    flesh like to the touch, with warming elements and a programmable voice.
    Also almost complete posability, including hands, fingers, feet and toes.

    Hopefully, they’re not causing house fires?
    Check for victims with singed pubes?

  92. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Ditto for tobacco. For decades you could grow up to five plants for home consumption.
    Now you can face years in jail just for possessing the seeds.

    Just outrageous.

    We’re not a free country.

  93. bespoke

    I’m on the libertarian side with drugs but if your looking to use it and alcohol to take the edge of life’s hurdles in the long term that’s just taking the easy way out.

  94. We’re not a free country.

    No, we’re not.
    And now that the Socialist Progressive Uniparty (S.P.U. – pronounced “spew”) is ffirmly in charge, it’s going to get a whole lot worse.

  95. Steve trickler

    I reckon the current Yuu Tub Gaggle prick will resign soon.

    Sundar Pichai.

    Your’e a wanker.

  96. Mitch M.

    I’m on the libertarian side with drugs but if your looking to use it and alcohol to take the edge of life’s hurdles in the long term that’s just taking the easy way out.

    That’s why it is so popular. Alcohol increases serotonin and GABA so it makes us feel good.

  97. John Constantine

    Australia getting ducked into another chapter of the forever war, this time with Iran, when Tehran can bring down Australia’s electricity interconnectors and blow holes in the gas pipeline grid and gridlock the State capitals with a few dronestrikes on traffic using tunnels and bridges, all overnight:

    Asymmetric warfare, funded by the super profits from the failed war on drugs.

    Millions of Australian proles are depending on State supplied drug medications to numb out their days anyway.

    Our politicals have signed papers making the world comply with supplying our fair share of fuel at a fair price in a crisis, but a week of panic buying, hoarding and mass breakdowns from cars running out of fuel in peak hour traffic will show us the lord of the flies in full living colour.

  98. Tel

    flesh like to the touch, with warming elements and a programmable voice. Also almost complete posability, including hands, fingers, feet and toes.

    Let’s hope those heating circuits weren’t designed by Tesla’s charging team.

  99. John Constantine

    Iran’s proxies hezbollah already experienced in using drones to light crop fires against their enemies in the middle east. Australian hezbollah cocaine syndicates can import the experience of airborne arson anytime.

    Still, hilary would have already fired off the first shots by now.

    Chicom tyrant watching to see how steely the resolve is under pressure.

    Think i might go down the pub while the good times are still rolling.

  100. Let’s hope those heating circuits weren’t designed by Tesla’s charging team.

    Gee, I dunno, Tel.Think of the climax.
    Of course, you could only do it once.

  101. Hell John is there anybody at all who isn’t actively trying to destroy us?
    Apart from our beloved Liberal government, of course.

  102. JC

    I’m really torn about this. De Niro is getting divorced. The wife wants 1/2 of the 500 million dollar loot. There’s a pre-nup after the second marriage but it’s written by an idiot…. most likely he had a hand in it.

    The wife is a Trump supporter.

    I don’t like these 50/50 divorce settlements, but if anyone deserves it, it’s him.

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/06/08/robert-de-niros-wife-goes-after-chunk-of-his-500-mil-in-spite-of-pre-nup-as-fans-speculate-shes-pro-trump-762956?utm_source=IdealMedia&utm_medium=IdealMedia

  103. John Constantine

    The libby govvy don’t want to destroy us, they reckon we will fade away in time anyway and until then all they have to do is sadly fluff the pillows of the dying race.

    Shorten would have purged owner drivers of trucks and created an all powerful superteamsters trucking union, banned live exports and flown in a million grannies to vote for medicare, all before the end of June.

  104. Infidel Tiger

    I’m really torn about this. De Niro is getting divorced. The wife wants 1/2 of the 500 million dollar loot. There’s a pre-nup after the second marriage but it’s written by an idiot…. most likely he had a hand in it.

    The wife is a Trump supporter.

    I don’t like these 50/50 divorce settlements, but if anyone deserves it, it’s him.

    She should get 100%.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle

    The libby govvy don’t want to destroy us

    No, they want to save us. Which is worse.
    ‘We had to burn the nation down to save it.’

  106. Shorten would have purged owner drivers of trucks and created an all powerful superteamsters trucking union,

    John, you yourself have written extensively over the last five years, of pretty-much this same thing happening to grain and livestock cartage in NSW. Ably assisted by the cops coming down heavy on owner-drivers.

    It seems to have escaped your attention that NSW has had a LIBERAL government for the whole of that time.

    Ditto for Struth.

  107. Grigory M

    Rafe – re my earlier comment. I thought you previously said – back in 2014? – that you worked in NSW Premiers when Gerry Gleeson ran it.

  108. Leigh Lowe

    I’m really torn about this. De Niro is getting divorced. The wife wants 1/2 of the 500 million dollar loot. There’s a pre-nup after the second marriage but it’s written by an idiot…. most likely he had a hand in it.

    The wife is a Trump supporter.

    I don’t like these 50/50 divorce settlements, but if anyone deserves it, it’s him.

    How good would it be if she chipped in $10 or $20 meg to Trump’s 2020 campaign?

  109. John Constantine

    I am not saying the libs versus shorten is any different between choosing between Parkinsons disease and Ebola, just i choose the slower acting affliction, in case a miracle occurs.

    Plus i can make elected Tories think a bit and feel uncomfortable and get away with it, where if i confront an elected socialist with disrespect it could get ugly.

    Reminds me to make a note to send a copy of my last rates notice and one from a few years ago to my local member, pointing out the fire services levy that is uncapped and handed to the godless commo fire union that hates me.

  110. areff

    Turnbull’s legacy lives on (bolded paragraph) in Victoria. Membership still deserting. Huge money woes. Philosophically bankrupt.

    A premier like Andrews, crooked as a dog’s hind leg, should be an easy mark. But not for this mob!

    Vic Libs urged to unite at state council

    Victorian Liberal Robert Clark may have lost his seat in the state election, but he’s held on to the party’s presidency after just six months in the job amid ongoing factional tensions.

    Mr Clark defeated longtime party figure Greg Hannan 705 votes to 389 at the party’s state council meeting in Melbourne.

    It follows Mr Hannan’s loss last year to former president Michael Kroger, who this time backed him for the job.

    Mr Kroger stepped down from the presidency in December over the Liberals’ disastrous election result.

    “The party wants to get on with the job, we want to put past times behind us, turn in a new direction, turn in the right direction, and go forward to the future positive and united,” Mr Clark told reporters.

    The mood at the Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday was buoyant as the party faithful revelled in the May federal election win.

    It’s been a year of highs and lows for the Victorian Liberals, politically and financially, the gathering was told.
    The party is $3 million in debt, getting less public cash after the state election thumping and shedding members.

    Mr Clark said the Liberals needed to rebuild, become more technology-savvy, and follow up any interest for new recruits after 400 people put in applications since the May federal win.

    Treasurer John O’Connell revealed the Liberals were still losing members, with 2100 non-renewals at a cost of $40,000.

    November’s election disaster has also hit the party’s bank balance.

    “Unfortunately, as the party receives funding from the (Victorian Electoral Commission) based on the number of votes won, the poor result has led to a $1.1 million reduction in the VEC election funding,” Mr O’Connell told the gathering.

    “Further, fewer state MPs means another $280,000 reduction in administrative funding from the VEC each and every year.”

    The party is however propped up by the sale of its Melbourne CBD headquarters, 104 Exhibition Street, for $37.1 million and will soon move into new offices for one year as it looks for a permanent home.

    Health Minister Greg Hunt gave the federal address, championing Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his surprise election win months after the party dumped Malcolm Turnbull as leader.

    “In Scott Morrison, we have found our leader, somebody who gets the party, who’s of the party,” Mr Hunt said.

    “He understands the breadth of the party, he understands and gets the nature of the Australian people.”

    The meeting continues on Sunday with an address from state leader Michael O’Brien and a preliminary Victorian election report briefing.

  111. John Constantine

    With the trucks, it continues to be slow strangulation, with fatigue management the new focus and a push for in cab cameras and artificial intelligence robots to activate a buzzer in your seat if it detects fatigue.
    Cost per kilometer travelled significant to install a system like this in a farm truck.

    Shorten had legislation to entrench the trucking oligarchy into superprofit mode and abruptly end all owner drivers that would be voted in already if he had won, with the australian teamsters union in a position to secondary boycott all tory business owners.

  112. Areff:
    They just don’t get it, do they?
    Figure out what the country needs, you dickheads!
    Not what your Lefty bloody focus groups tell you we want.
    Not what the cocktail parties you attend as your God given right – get off your arses and listen to the people who actually vote for you!

    I’m bashing my head against a brick wall, aren’t I?

  113. pete m

    Lizzie, the Disney Cruise Line is very popular with adults sans kids.

    Disney put on a great cruise.

    Top shows, food in all places is excellent, ships are spotless and staff are extremely attentive.

    We found more kids on a royal Caribbean ship than Disney.

    Anyway, whatever floats your boat.

  114. Tel

    The party is $3 million in debt, getting less public cash after the state election thumping and shedding members.

    Let me try hard to feel sorry for them.

    Hmmmmmph! Hmmmmph!! Urgh! Ha!

    Nup, can’t do it.

  115. Leigh Lowe

    areff

    #3043385, posted on June 15, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Turnbull’s legacy lives on (bolded paragraph) in Victoria. Membership still deserting. Huge money woes. Philosophically bankrupt.

    They have money woes precisely because they are philosophically bankrupt.
    As you say, Andrews was a yuuuge target, but they simply didn’t have the [email protected] to go hard at him.
    OK, so they sold their HQ for $137 meg.
    Watch the same old doctors wives “moderates” burn through that as the party gradually sinks into the mire.

  116. I’m bashing my head against a brick wall, aren’t I?

    Yes, but don’t be disheartened.
    You’re in good company here at the Liberal Party Appreciation Society.

  117. Bruce of Newcastle

    Some happy/sad news from Newcastle the city and Newcastle the ship.

    HMAS NEWCASTLE HONOURED WITH FREEDOM OF ENTRY (15 Jun)

    She sails to Sydney tomorrow to be decommissioned.

    Good reporting from local Newcastle lass Lauren Kempe, who is quite luminous. I hope she goes far, like the beautiful lady now on her last voyage.

  118. Tel

    Does everyone realize that John Brennan managed to hang onto his security clearance, despite being directly revoked by Trump a year ago? There is outright disobedience afoot amongst the executive branch of government.

  119. Zyconoclast

    Does everyone realize that John Brennan managed to hang onto his security clearance, despite being directly revoked by Trump a year ago? There is outright disobedience afoot amongst the executive branch of government.

    Prepare for a mean tweet followed by… crickets…

  120. mh

    The final straw was when De Niro’s wife asked him to put on a Trump mask before sex.

  121. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yep. But probably not the executive branch (although that is conceivable).

    Rand Paul: Deep state protected John Brennan’s security clearance (4 Jun)

    Sen. Rand Paul suspects someone revoked President Trump’s order to have former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance revoked.

    The president announced in August that Brennan’s security clearance was being stripped due to “erratic behavior” that disqualified him from having access to sensitive information. But the White House never followed through with the complicated bureaucratic process of revocation, a source told the New York Times in a report published last month.

    Asked to comment about it in an interview on CNN, Paul said the “deep state,” in which federal or military officials defy a democratically elected government, was likely to blame.

    A senator of the USA probably has sufficient lines of intelligence to make such a statement with evidence backing it. Anyone know what the penalty for treason is these days?

  122. Anyone know what the penalty for treason is these days?

    Dunno about America, but here in Australia it usually means a promotion.

  123. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    At last, we have cause for Rand Paul catalysed, TRUMPIAN MASS SACKINGS.

    Bring. It. On!

  124. Leigh Lowe

    Tel

    #3043398, posted on June 15, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Does everyone realize that John Brennan managed to hang onto his security clearance, despite being directly revoked by Trump a year ago? There is outright disobedience afoot amongst the executive branch of government.

    You are kidding me.
    That pretty much means that anyone who has shared classified stuff with him is in go to jail territory.
    Does Barr’s enquiry extend to this?

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    AFL 2019

    The black hoods are a nice touch. But the lack of jackboots is a bit of an oversight.

  126. Herodotus

    He does a stirling take off of Jimmy Stewart in North To Alaska, which he reckoned to us is the worst movie ever made.

    As opposed to North By Northwest, which is worth watching right through to the end – where the train goes into the tunnel.

  127. Armadillo

    That pretty much means that anyone who has shared classified stuff with him

    Everyone shares classified information in Washington. That’s pretty much the point of the whole exercise. Knowledge is wealth.

  128. Armadillo

    How does anyone think politicians amass their wealth? You don’t start your career with zero and all of a sudden being worth a few hundred million.

  129. classical_hero

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fury-over-new-nike-air-16513466

    The new Nike Air Max for women looks like an iron. Quite hilarious. It might be a comfortable shoe, but they didn’t think the design properly.

  130. Armadillo

    Bernie Sanders should be selling hot dogs.

  131. classical_hero

    That fine will get overturned by the Supreme Court.

  132. Percy Popinjay

    What did the gliberals ban today?

  133. Lilliana

    I’m bashing my head against a brick wall, aren’t I?

    You, me and thousands of others. It’s so bloody frustrating.

    “In Scott Morrison, we have found our leader, somebody who gets the party, who’s of the party,” Mr Hunt said.
    “He understands the breadth of the party, he understands and gets the nature of the Australian people.”

    Clearly, he and the Liberals do not understand us at all.
    Stop pandering to leftist BS, stop the social engineering crap, stop the population ponzi scheme, stop selling us out to “others”, stop importing people who hate us and our culture. How about addressing our falling productivity, supporting rural Australia, reforming education to stop the leftist indoctrination and produce young people who can read and write and understand that they have an obligation to be productive members of society not a pack of entitled moochers. I could go on and on.

  134. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bernie Sanders should be selling hot dogs.

    That would be against his religion. Selling, that is, not the hot dogs.

    Mr Sanders’ star isn’t on the rise though.

    Bernie Sanders falls behind Elizabeth Warren in new poll (13 Jun)

    A new poll has some bad news for Bernie Sanders.

    Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., has slipped from second place to third in a new poll, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., taking his spot among likely caucus-goers in Nevada.

    The poll, conducted by Monmouth University, showed Warren leading Sanders with 19 percent support compared to his 13 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden continued dominating the field, however, with 36 percent in Nevada, an early indicator of Democratic success during the primaries.

    Embarassing if you can’t do better than a guy who gropes young girls on national tv, or a fake Indian who plagiarised a cookbook and practiced law without a license for a decade.

  135. Armadillo

    What did the gliberals ban today?

    It wasn’t booze or cigarette taxes. Take my word for it.

  136. johanna

    For stay at homes who like vintage crime shows, a reminder that the Kojak/Columbo double starts tonight at 7.30 on Go!

    They are currently showing Magnum PI, which is a bit light for my taste, so I am filling in time with episodes of Wycliffe on youtube. 🙂

  137. Knuckle Dragger

    Bernie Sanders would be kicked to death if he even tried to become a hot dog salesman.

    I don’t know a single one who is a socialist. He’d collect ten hot dogs for distribution, give two of them to other punters and keep eight for himself.

  138. Percy Popinjay

    Bernie Sanders, Joh Biden and Jezza Corbyn.

    For when you’ve run out of ideas, or in reality, never had any in the first place.

    And if that fails, wheel out the horse faced buck tooth slags and shiny teleprompter ponies.

    Much more imaginative than wheeling out this, as practised by our beloved gliberal numpties.

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    The impertinence.

  140. zyconoclast

    Seeking Arrangement (Sugar Baby) Founder and CEO Brandon Wade is pro-choice and offering to pay for abortions in neighboring states to Alabama residents. 2:34 video

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    I continue to excel with cooking.

    Tonight’s din dins – chicken tenders and that most underrated of food sources, potato gems.

  142. egg_

    The wife is a Trump supporter.

    A black woman supporting Trump?
    Mud in the eye to ol’ De Niro?

  143. Mark A

    Confused Old Misfit
    #3043265, posted on June 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    A way back some unkind persons said nasty things about my travel tales, so in deference to their mean-spiritedness I am keeping them shorter.

    Lizzie,
    Don’t cave to the heckler’s veto!
    You critics are so intellectually challenged they know not how to use the scroll wheel.

    I’m sure you didn’t intend to say that the way you did.

  144. johanna

    Eek, not Go! but Ch 82 here – WIN Peach. Sorry.

  145. Bruce of Newcastle

    California too, incidentally.

    California poll: Warren surges to second, Harris falls to fourth (13 Jun)

    A new UC Berkeley-Los Angeles Times poll found Biden leading with 22 percent of likely Democratic primary voters; followed by Warren and Bernie Sanders, who are at 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively.

    Cali is probably a better picture of the Democrat mind (such as it is) than Nevada.

  146. Armadillo

    Freedom is pretty much overrated. You pay your taxes to support the retarded.

    As soon as you start helping the fuckers out, they just want more.

  147. Knuckle Dragger

    Criminy.

    The AFL is now employing – wait for it – Behavioural Awareness Officers.

    I wonder what powers they have?

    Commentators, predictably, reckon they’re awesome.

  148. Tom

    They are currently showing Magnum PI, which is a bit light for my taste …

    You’re kidding, Johanna. That’s unbeatable trash TV — almost as good as the James Bond franchise, whose reruns I never miss.

  149. Knuckle Dragger

    If I had a dollar for every time socialism worked, I would have $0.

    Coincidentally, if socialism did work, I would also have $0.

    I would love to have claimed this, but I can’t. H/t the Chook.

  150. Bruce of Newcastle

    For stay at homes who like vintage crime shows, a reminder that the Kojak/Columbo double starts tonight at 7.30 on Go!

    Go has that fine crime show Arnie the Camel Thumper at 10.40pm. What’s best in life!
    I especially liked James Earl Jones turning into a giant python.

  151. Armadillo

    I wonder what powers they have?

    Money is the magical ingredient.

  152. Shy Ted

    Is ScoMo in town or has he just been frozen out by the MSM?

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops, my mistake, it’s the sequel not the first one. But Arnie is in it!

  154. egg_

    The final straw was when De Niro’s wife asked him to put on a Trump mask before sex.

    And grab her by the pussy?

  155. Armadillo

    Sinc, please ban the top banner.

    Those blokes don’t look like they are after money. You can see it in their eyes.

  156. classical_hero

    In America the left are showing just how much of a death cult they are. Lines are being drawn in the sand.

  157. Tom

    The AFL is now employing – wait for it – Behavioural Awareness Officers.
    I wonder what powers they have?
    Commentators, predictably, reckon they’re awesome.

    Four decades ago, Hunter S. Thompson observed that sports writers were “an army of drunken fascists”. As he barracked for the left before it became the 21st century’s chief promoter of fascism, he didn’t know what an Orwellian prophet he was.

  158. Knuckle Dragger

    Not raining in England, two days running.

    Gobby bearded midget cheat at the crease.

  159. Armadillo

    When you think about it, Jerusalem doesn’t matter. Occupy Mecca.

  160. Bruce of Newcastle

    Arma – Here you go.
    Israeli paratroopers recreate iconic Wailing Wall image (May 2017)
    And a fine follow-up photo it is.

  161. Shy Ted

    2 in 1 day – Guardian writers meet reality
    1. Why do husbands die before wives? Because they want to.
    And
    2. Wonder if young Freeman has a father.
    Note the first line – “By the time you read this I will be days away from having a baby taken out of my body”. None of that nasty labour for Guardian girls.

  162. Leigh Lowe

    johanna

    #3043434, posted on June 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    For stay at homes who like vintage crime shows, a reminder that the Kojak/Columbo double starts tonight at 7.30 on Go!

    Bulldogs vs Caaarrrlton should be on the crime channel.

  163. Knuckle Dragger

    Laseeth Malinga has turned into a right porky bastard.

  164. Armadillo

    Occupying Mecca makes sense for a lot of good reasons.

    Oh wait. Perhaps the West already does? That would explain some stuff.

  165. mh

    What is that top banner all about? It’s beginning to irritate me.

    Seems very gay.

  166. Knuckle Dragger

    mh,

    Not sure, but it appears to be some construction guys watching the footy on the big screen at smoko.

  167. Leigh Lowe

    mh

    #3043403, posted on June 15, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    The final straw was when De Niro’s wife asked him to put on a Trump mask before sex.

    You talkin’ to me?
    You talkin’ to me?
    Because, why wouldn’t you talk to me?
    Everybody talks to me.
    Hey, why wouldn’t they?
    I’m a great guy … people love me.
    That’s what they tell me folks.

  168. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    David Daleiden forced to pay $195K fine over videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling baby parts

    Just pop smoke and ghost.

    There is no way I’d ever pay that.

  169. Armadillo

    And a fine follow-up photo it is.

    Those dudes look rather Arabic.

    Just goes to show. You only know what you are taught.

    Doesn’t matter if you are black or brindle. Take people how you find them.

  170. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3043461, posted on June 15, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Laseeth Malinga has turned into a right porky bastard

    Strap two bags of Quick-Set conc to him and he would be in the top ten fattest Ceylonese cricketers ever.

  171. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just pop smoke and ghost.

    Nailing them in SCOTUS would be quite fun, rather like the epic Oberlin faceplant.

  172. Armadillo

    What really disgusts me about modern day Australia is that we have come to this.

    My parents, Uncles and Aunts never gave a fuck about race. Didn’t matter. No one gave it a second thought.

    Unless you were Catholic or from the Church of England.

  173. bespoke

    This is really boring!

  174. John

    Are all those newspaper editors who broke the court embargo in the Pell case in jail yet as the trial judge promised?

  175. Arky

    Seems very gay.

    ..
    Anti-semite.

  176. bespoke

    Someone start a stoush.

  177. bespoke

    Arky man up and thank Armadillo

  178. Arky

    Arky man up and thank Armadillo

    ..
    For what?

  179. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Just remember.

    Gillard said Assange was a criminal and Biden called him a terrorist.

  180. Knuckle Dragger

    The ranga megaflog’s doing it again.

    Soaking up deliveries his mates could be using to score runs.

    Strike rate of 50% with a fielding team full of retards and/or fat bastards.

    But no. It’s all about Midget McWarnercheat.

  181. Armadillo

    The Chinese people were always nice. Great food.

    Now they put peas in their fried rice rather than prawns with their “Lunch Time Special”.

    No wonder Trump wants to slap tariffs on them.

  182. bespoke

    For what?

    For encouraging you to complete the Model A.

  183. Leigh Lowe

    bespoke

    #3043475, posted on June 15, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Someone start a stoush

    Fuck off.
    I’ll nae be startin’ a stoush fe the likes ah ye.

  184. Armadillo

    Arky man up and thank Armadillo

    I’m overdue an apology, Arky.

  185. Roger

    Those dudes look rather Arabic.

    Jews and certain Arab populations have much the same DNA.

  186. Armadillo

    Just say you are sorry, and we can start afresh.

  187. bespoke

    Chicken LL but I don’t blame you.

  188. Armadillo

    For encouraging you to complete the Model A.

    Lie. I was concerned he was building a death trap. He has a child.

  189. Arky

    For encouraging you to complete the Model A.

    ..
    You must have been reading some other blog.
    The A isn’t anywhere complete.
    Armadildos are vicious disease vectors and lastly:
    I do whatever I want when I want and how I want.
    This is what a completed Briggs Fordor Leatherback Model A should look like:
    ..



    ..
    And the sooner I no longer have to spend my valuable time warning you all of the dangers of sociopathic woodland creature like armadildos and giraffes and such, the sooner I can complete my car.

  190. bespoke

    I do whatever I want when I want and how I want.

    LOL!

  191. Tintarella di Luna

    And the sooner I no longer have to spend my valuable time warning you all of the dangers of sociopathic woodland creature like armadildos and giraffes and such, the sooner I can complete my car.

    Get on with it Arky, a picture paints a thousand words Ok? I’m waiting. Thanks

  192. Armadillo

    Meh. The kid would be better off as an orphan. Better that I kept my trap shut.

  193. Knuckle Dragger

    If you’d spent a bit less time posting clips of your own arse the bloody thing would be finished.

  194. C.L.

    Israeli paratroopers recreate iconic Wailing Wall image (May 2017)

    That’s beautiful.

  195. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just remember.
    Gillard said Assange was a criminal and Biden called him a terrorist.

    So? The enemy of our enemy is not necessarily our friend Dot.
    I have an open mind re our Julian, but I suspect he has committed crimes meriting substantial sentences in several jurisdictions. A cell next to Hillary would be not a bad outcome, if I am correct.
    We’ll see. He does have all the right enemies though, I admit.

  196. Shy Ted

    Well Cats, should I go on a date with a young lady who describes herself as?:
    Independent and capable of looking after myself
    Family oriented
    Drink often socially with family and friends
    Socialist
    Work in human services
    Dry sense of humour
    Sarcastic
    Quick witted
    Plain looking
    I can talk too much

    Or should I just give her KD’ phone number?

  197. Tintarella di Luna

    Speaking of cannabis oil – friend’s son was in hospital for over two months with uncontrolled epileptic fitting, he was in ICU and on death’s door – friend asked for them to try cannabis oil, they objected because they were worried about side effects — side effects!!!! he’s dying what side effects could be worse?

    Anyway they did and that was two months ago, he’s out of hospital and has only had one seizure in 2 months.

    The only reason he was given cannabis oil was because he was dying. Just unbelievable that such an efficacious medicine is withheld from those whom it would ameliorate their lives – why?I just don’t understand.

  198. Arky

    Now, unless you can wrangle a sufficient number of armadildos together to tan and stitch to make the leather for the leatherback, lets all agree that the best place for them is between a tire and the road.

  199. bespoke

    I’v been trying to pick a stoush with C.L. but just to old and frail so Ill stop.

  200. Armadillo

    This is what a completed Briggs Fordor Leatherback Model A should look like:

    The bits of metal lying on your garage floor don’t look anything like that. Not even close.

  201. Arky

    If you’d spent a bit less time posting clips of your own arse the bloody thing would be finished.

    ..
    You know nothing of marketing.

  202. Tintarella di Luna

    If you’d spent a bit less time posting clips of your own arse the bloody thing would be finished.

    Oh I don’t know Knuckle Dragger don’t you think it adds a little je ne sais quoi –a bit of beauty and the beast – sort of

  203. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    side effects!!!! he’s dying what side effects could be worse?

    It is farking insane.

    I “love” how terminal cancer patients can’t sign up to experimental treatment. For their “own good”.

    It is just nuts.

  204. Knuckle Dragger

    YAAAAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!

    Piss off you red retarded houso crank and let someone else have a go!

    BOOOOOOOOO!

  205. Tintarella di Luna

    Or should I just give her KD’ phone number?

    No give her Jim Chalmers phone number, they have so much in common

  206. Tom

    Run away as fast as you can, Shy Ted. She’s one of KD’s controllers. There are many viable alternatives.

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    Shy Ted,

    No, and especially no.

    Please tell me this is not a Craigslist arrangement. There are limits, man.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    Shy Ted

    #3043502, posted on June 15, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Well Cats, should I go on a date with a young lady who describes herself as?:
    Independent and capable of looking after myself
    Family oriented
    Drink often socially with family and friends
    Socialist
    Work in human services
    Dry sense of humour
    Sarcastic
    Quick witted
    Plain looking
    I can talk too much

    Are you on a lesbian dating site?

  209. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Are you on a lesbian dating site?

    BOOM!

    Brutal man.

  210. bespoke

    And Tom’s to emotional to have a stoush with.

  211. Knuckle Dragger

    Socialist?
    Plain looking?

    WTF Ted?

    Did you notice she didn’t mention any activities she does?

    She doesn’t have any. Because every time she leaves the house the fire brigade has to knock her lounge room wall in to do it.

  212. Tintarella di Luna

    For their “own good”.

    The cruellest thing I’ve ever seen was at Bloomfield Hospital in Orange, it is a hospital on very large grounds that have accommodation for many long-term mentally ill people.

    I was in a car being driven out of the grounds by someone in administration and as the car slowed a very elderly patient came up to the window his hands miming the holding of a cigarette, hands shaking terribly and begging for a cigarette.

    I was told they aren’t allowed to smoke ‘for their own good’. It was just so cruel, this really old guy, who’d been living on site for decades because of treatment-resistant mental illness was being denied a smoke for his own good. Sometimes …..pow right in the kisser.

  213. hzhousewife

    The AFL is now employing – wait for it – Behavioural Awareness Officers.

    Where canI order the t-shirt? All AFL fans should wear one to every game.

  214. Leigh Lowe

    bespoke

    #3043518, posted on June 15, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    And Tom’s to emotional to have a stoush with.

    Are ye still feckin’ here?

  215. Notafan

    I bet she dyes her hair purple and wears long dangling earrings.

    Seriously though.
    Socialist = brain dead moron

  216. Armadillo

    Ted, she sounds OK.

  217. Knuckle Dragger

    By her own description a fat, socialist do-gooder pisswreck.

    Godspeed, and report back.

    Gory details, and I do mean gory, are mandatory.

  218. Arky

    Armadillo
    #3043526, posted on June 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    Ted, she sounds OK.

    ..
    This is not reverse psychology bespoke.
    Armadildos really do try to set their friends up with bunny boiling nutters, just for the kicks of it.
    Sick.

  219. Knuckle Dragger

    And that can’t keep her cakehole shut.

  220. bespoke

    Are ye still feckin’ here?

    Yep wat ya gunnna ubut tit mate!

  221. cohenite

    Great essay by Lomborg in the Australian about alarmism and renewables. It’s long but appears not to be paywalled. Sample:

    The only consistent development shift during the past centuries is the relative move away from ­renewables: in 1800 they provided about 94 per cent of all energy in the world, dropping to about 14 per cent by 1971 and flattening out from there. In 2017, after almost three decades of intense climate policies, the world still received 14.2 per cent of its energy from ­renewables (not only wind and solar but also hydro and biomass). This is not surprising: renewables have two big ­problems.

    First, they take up an amazing amount of space that often rep­laces nature. To replace a 1ha gas-fired power plant, society needs 73ha of solar panels, 239ha of onshore wind turbines or an unbelievable 6000ha of biomass.

    Second — and most important — solar and wind power are intermittent or unreliable. Solar energy isn’t produced when it is overcast or at night. Wind energy isn’t produced when there is little or no wind. We often hear that wind and solar energy are cheaper than fossil fuels, but at best that is true only when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. It is deeply misleading to compare the energy cost of wind or solar to fossil fuels only when it is windy and sunny.

  222. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I was told they aren’t allowed to smoke ‘for their own good’. It was just so cruel, this really old guy, who’d been living on site for decades because of treatment-resistant mental illness was being denied a smoke for his own good. Sometimes …..pow right in the kisser.

    For goodness sake that is just callous.

    Nicotine is a good drug for refractory mental illnesses. Lying fuckheads like Simon Crapman make shit up about the opposite being true.

    All of the “official” advice to the public on this is just fucking lies.

    *Nicotine CAUSES mental illness (WTF MATE!?)
    *Nicotine CAUSES dependence on higher dosages of anti psychotics (BULLSHIT! WHAT IS THE MECHANISM YOU FUCKING CRANKS!?)

    Nicotine is a nootropic and good for stress (if not good for long term cardiovascular health).

    Brain biochemistry is invariant to some politician losing a family member to lung cancer.

  223. bespoke

    Nota runs away and cry’s that’s no fun.

  224. bespoke

    Stoushing with Dot is literally taking candy from a baby.

  225. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Bespoke if you want a stoush, argue over this:

    LFTRs in 5 minutes – Thorium Reactors

    A short video of Kirk Sorensen taking us through the benefits of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, a revolutionary liquid reactor that runs not on uranium, but thorium. These work and have been built before. Search for either LFTRs or Molten Salt Reactors (MSR).

  226. Leigh Lowe

    Independent and capable of looking after myself
    Family oriented
    Drink often socially with family and friends
    Socialist
    Work in human services
    Dry sense of humour
    Sarcastic
    Quick witted
    Plain looking
    I can talk too much

    Mouthy pisshead commo seeks beta-male for public humiliation sessions and funding source for family piss-ups.
    Must have own studded collar and ball-gag.

  227. Old Lefty

    Was the script for the encounter related by CL @ 1116 inspired by any chance by that pair of Scottish gents Ben Doon and Phillip MaCavity?

  228. Knuckle Dragger

    Cheat no. 2, the leader of cheats wipes his tears and fidgets his way out to the middle like a malfunctioning C3PO.

  229. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Mouthy pisshead commo seeks beta-male for public humiliation sessions and funding source for family piss-ups.

    Recently spotted at a mate’s wedding.

  230. cohenite

    Good on you Frank for posting Kirk’s Thorium video. I think I posed that here about 4 years ago. Always worth a refreshing.

  231. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘family oriented’

    I have four children with five fathers. Please provide me with the means to claim additional welfare and/or open my own childcare scam.

  232. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    If I was wealthy as some of the other Cats, I’d weaponise that clip as an ad on TV, if anyone watches it anymore.

    Goddamn this can change the world for the better.

  233. bespoke

    Mouthy pisshead commo seeks beta-male for public humiliation sessions and funding source for family piss-ups.

    I think cohenite taken.

  234. Tom

    Yep wat ya gunnna ubut tit mate!

    The Cat is very compassionate towards illiterates.

  235. Helen

    I dont have any problem looking at blazing cat fur etc with firefox and skymesh nbn. just sayin.

  236. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m sad that our society is now controlled by these cargo cult bureaucrats, who deny cigarettes to mentally ill elderly people and deny cannabis oil to dying epileptics because of the holy writ of something or other. Yet at the same time they shove amphetamine-related Ritalin and sex change drugs down the throats of kids at the drop of a hat. And woe betide if you object.

    The climate stuff is another cargo cult area. Likewise stupid renewable energy. How do we support a civilization with this level of idiocracy?

  237. bespoke

    Your tears bring me joy Tom.

  238. jupes

    The AFL is now employing – wait for it – Behavioural Awareness Officers.

    AFL statement:

    For over 100 years, the footy has been a place to come together, barrack, cheer and share in the experience in whichever way you choose.

    There has been no directive from the AFL to change this.

    Yes, because in 1919 the AFL (then VFL) employed Behavioural Awareness Officers.

    You lying fucking turds.

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