Open Forum: June 29, 2019

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  1. Roger says:

    What would be novel is a former high flying politician interviewing ordinary citizens on the street.

    That could get quite interesting.

  2. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Mx Wong

    Mx? what is that? mixedup? mx missile?

  3. Some History:

    This person tweeting refers to the 7 deadly sins but only seems to be aware of one – greed. Gay parades in many countries are much alike. They are the public face of LGBTQ and, although not all LGBTQI would necessarily agree, it’s how they want to be known. The 2 things that are most striking in these parades is the up front lust and pride, 2 of the 7 deadly sins. It could be argued that other of the sins also apply.

    The one thing that will bring them down isn’t on the list – Arrogance.

  4. Mother Lode says:

    Over at foxnews.com it is abundantly clear that the Democrats are none best pleased with Trump’s stroll into North Korea.

    It will become the next conspiracy theory.

  5. feelthebern says:

    Any news on the perp in the pregnant lady murder in London yet?

  6. Roger says:

    The one thing that will bring them down isn’t on the list – Arrogance.

    Pride (superbia).

  7. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Mx? what is that? mixedup? mx missile?

    mx5 wong?

  8. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Nearly 75mm of rain, up in the wheatbelt, for the month of June. Fabjous joy!

  9. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Europe has found a way of circumventing U.S. sanctions on Iran. The governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have developed a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to enable European businesses to maintain non-dollar trade with Iran without breaking U.S. sanctions. That SPV, known as INSTEX, is now up and running.

  10. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    mx5 wong?

    mx5 vewy wong?

  11. Entropy says:

    I have a deep affection for the MX5.

    Too old for one now, though. I would have to wear a cap.

  12. Tel says:

    Journos have to go to orc warren uni dungeons to learn that Truthfulness is not always Helpfulness.

    And to learn what happens to little orcs that are not Helpful to Big Orcs.

    The entire row of Democrat debate candidates stood there and accepted the idea of abortions for trans-women (who are biologically men) without a question, not even a raised eyebrow. The audience cheered, the moderator was OK with it.

  13. C.L. says:

    What would be novel is a former high flying politician interviewing ordinary citizens on the street.

    Yeah nah.
    Australian elites prefer to interview other elites.
    Even amiable artistic plonker Anh Do only paints celebrities.

  14. Anne says:

    Amazing!

    @StormIsUponUs

    You are watching the total liberation of North Korea from the banking cabal. Iran will soon see same, as will every failed state that has suffered so terribly from the poison sting of globalism over the past century. MAGA equates to #PeaceOnEarth – so give it a chance.

  15. John Constantine says:

    Coles are not the sort of lamb buyers you want to be selling to, but they have announced August lamb buy prices of nine-fifty for old lambs and ten bucks a kilo dressed for suckers.

    Temptation is to try and pack all the weight possible into the tail end of the old lambs on feed, given the new dentition rules and the extra few weeks available.

    Getting suckers up tp weight in August is a big challenge.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    You are watching the total liberation of North Korea from the banking cabal.

    Er, what? That’s a sentence which seems to’ve been produced by a computer randomly concatenating phrases. Ditto the rest.

  17. RobK says:

    MAGA equates to #PeaceOnEarth – so give it a chance.
    I think the pudding just got over-egged.

  18. John Constantine says:

    Ducks/possums/ mice all die to grow vegan food explains helpful abc talker.

    Then mentions the billions of insects that die to grow crops, and the birds that starve as a result.

    32 animals an hour killed on [tasmanias?] roads moving people and freight around.

    The point is what is the difference between an animal dying to provide a steak and an animal dying in a paddock to stop it eating vegynsys food?.

    [ billion mice poisoned a year in west australia to grow grain was the claim, i reckon it would be plague years only. Plus the mice not poisoned die of disease and starvation and cannibalism when the plague crashes anyway.]

    Then mentions that australians choose to discretionary spend on holidays instead of ‘ethical food’ no matter what they tell surveys.

    Comrades.

  19. Bar Beach Swimmer says:

    I watched the swearing-in ceremony of our new GG. Low and behold, GG David Hurley took the oath of office while resting his hand on the Bible. Question: can that we interpreted as homophobic?

  20. John Constantine says:

    Difference between an animal killed in a meatworks to provide sausages for a meat eater, and animals killed in a paddock to stop them eating the food that is destined for inner city vegynsys?.

    Obviously algae vats down at the sewrage recycling plant are the future of our ration supply.

    Once it is sweetened and medicated enough, the proles won’t be able to care or protest, or even remember the good old days.

    Comrades.

  21. John Constantine says:

    Just $15 out of every $100 spent by Melbourne’s councils is used to fix up local roads and collect the rubbish.

    A Herald Sun investigation has found metropolitan councils are spending $247 per resident on governance — compared to $185 on their core business of roads and rubbish.

    https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/victoria/roads-rubbish-other-essential-services-languish-as-some-councils-spend-up-on-admin-governance/news-story/c25c7c2827c1f925dbcc9401100b9c3b?fbclid=IwAR36Y6hiqPy-eQ_oVuGkEx7EgIMVFkBn53UzuA_WMlM5t7yv2IPvBP-fKKk

  22. Percy Popinjay says:

    what happens when a member of the public interrupts the interview to share their admiration for the guest?

    What happens when a member of the public interrupts the interview to share their contempt for the interviewer and/or the guest?

    Yeah, I know. “CUT!” (meanwhile member of the public is quickly bundled off into a paddy wagon or mercilessly tased).

  23. Percy Popinjay says:

    Just $15 out of every $100 spent by Melbourne’s councils is used to fix up local roads and collect the rubbish.

    Those disabled aboriginal lesbian moosley vegan puppet theatre troupes aren’t going to fund themselves.

    Comrades.

  24. John Constantine says:

    The revelations come in the wake of a scathing Auditor-General’s investigation that found ratepayers in four areas were slugged with the cost of boozy lunches, parking fines, shots of alcohol and trips to wineries and beauty spas by councillors and staff.

    Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek said: “Council spending must reflect the needs of their communities”

    The Herald Sun can reveal he is now writing to all 79 Victorian councils to urge them to implement the Auditor-General’s recommendations, including forcing councillors to provide evidence to support their personal expense claims which would then be published online.

    Publishing personal expense claims online sounds interesting.

    What about doing it for all public services and politicians, not just councilors?.

    And let shareholders of companies see itemised expense claims online for the directors?.

  25. John Constantine says:

    Households in 11 local council areas are being forced to cough up average annual rates of more than $2000.

    New figures obtained by the Herald Sun reveal residents in Melbourne are copping the highest rates in the state, averaging $2489 this financial year.

    Maribyrnong is not far behind, charging households an average of $2440, while Hobsons Bay residents in the city’s southwest are being stung $2346.

    The data, compiled by the state government, reveals some outer suburban and regional councils are also raking in average rates payments above $2000.

    Worth mentioning that serviced houses in urban areas are paying big rates, but the rates charged on unserviced farmland are many multiples of this. The answer suggested as good politics is to slug the smaller vote demographic paying farm rates even harder for their unserviced property, and halt rate increases for the biggest pool of voters.

    Cutting gold plated expense accounts for governance never mentioned

  26. Tel says:

    Anne #3067514, Amazing!

    Unbelievable!!

  27. DrBeauGan says:

    I may be in trouble, or I may have made some friends. It is hard to tell.

    I went in search of mangoes for dinner about seven in the evening, when it is still light. I asked everyone who looked as if they might know. The ff chick said she’d get me some, but she didn’t show, so I went on my own mango hunt. I got some obscure instructions via Google translate involving indians in corners, so I asked a particularly gorgeous chick if she could make sense of it. She spoke English, and summoned her hulking great boyfriend or possibly husband to assist in hunting down mangoes, which he did. If the girls are attractive enough, they get what they want, certainly in Cuba.

    We eventually found some mangoes in excellent condition, and I paid the hulk 20 cuc for a bag of five of them, which is probably on the high end during the day, but this was late, and they had been extremely helpful. The girl and I exchanged phone numbers and names. She is Maria, and she phoned me five minutes later. She offered to supply me with free mangoes tomorrow. I gave her my address to establish that I am very innocent. I promised to come down and let her in if she phoned me when she arrived.

    I am not a very trusting man, so I have been puzzling about her motives. Maybe she is just very kind, but her make-up is exquisite, and she showed me pictures of her bambini. Possibly a stock picture off the internet. So I expect to be the victim of some kind of con. I hope I am wrong, but I have a deeply cynical nature.

    I rather enjoy new experiences, up to a point.

    She phoned me again after I had got home, inviting me for coffee, but I explained that I went to bed early, and was headed that way as soon as I had smoked a cigar. Which was true. One should always tell the truth, except to the government. Another consideration was that I have a twisted knee and would be at a serious disadvantage if someone tried to mug me. They might actually do it.

    So I am off to bed at 11:22 on Sunday the last day of June, with interesting prospects for Monday the first of July, which you guys have already reached.

  28. Anne says:

    PeaceOnEarth – so give it a chance.

    It is a bit corny isn’t it, RobK. I wouldn’t have added it.

    Especially since The Beatles was a creation of sick people.

    Ever seen this?

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=beatles+album+cover+babies&t=h_&ia=images&iax=images

  29. Anne says:

    All things Kim, Trump, Moon.

    https://youtu.be/l6RrdD6dPkw 1:05:44

  30. Doc BeauGan:

    There is something horribly pathetic about a life where cheating dumb gringos is your best option. The third world is a grim place.

    What are her worst options? There are many.
    Maybe I’m a bit of a Catastrophist.
    I see how close to the edge our society is in terms of electricity production, fuel blockade, street violence caused by malevolent migration policies, and the propaganda war for the souls of our children. We could join the third world so quickly.
    …and each of those problems are solvable or ameliorated by a little common sense.

  31. Mother Lode:

    She will have mistaken an adolescent little piece of theatre in her head for Jesus’ life and words.
    Such overweening self-absorption – that would be ‘Pride’, I think.

    I’d suggest it is arrogance – arrogance that believes the mind theatre is, in fact, reality. And we must all bow down to her version.

  32. The Countess says:

    Maybe I’m a bit of a Catastrophist.
    I see how close to the edge our society is in terms of electricity production, fuel blockade, street violence caused by malevolent migration policies, and the propaganda war for the souls of our children. We could join the third world so quickly.

    I thought it was just me. It’s nice to be among friends.

  33. The Countess says:

    Isn’t arrogance a manifestation of pride?

    Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall Proverbs 16:18

  34. thefrollickingmole says:

    That idiot Trump, he knows nothing about diplomacy!!!
    Vietnam buys more US goods after Trump calls it trade abuser

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in a January interview his country will step up imports from the US, from Boeing Co aircraft to products from oil companies.

    Vietnam’s government said on Friday that its trade ministry will sign a memorandum of understanding with the US Energy Department that includes buying “large volumes” of liquefied natural gas from the US.

    It also said Trump, in a meeting with Phuc at the G-20 summit in Japan, complimented Vietnam for its efforts to crack down on trade fraud.

  35. Farmer Gez says:

    Ducks/possums/ mice all die to grow vegan food explains helpful abc talker.

    He’s that tosser from Tassie who’s trying to sell a book after his pretentious TV show dies off.
    He suggests the plebs buy organic.
    How a mouse knows the difference between an organic or non organic grain crop is a mystery not explained.
    Maybe naked dancing on the full moon helps.
    65mm for June here.

  36. Anne says:

    Anne #3067514, Amazing!

    Unbelievable!!

    Stupendous!!!

  37. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    She is Maria, and she phoned me five minutes later. She offered to supply me with free mangoes tomorrow.

    you’re in a 3rd world shithole. this should be ringing alarm bells in your head.

    lefty friends that I know who went there, left early. the comment was everyone tries to scam you.

  38. thefrollickingmole says:

    Meanwhile in bizzaro England..

    Just 22 mosques given funding for hate crime security last year
    Distrust of Prevent scheme among reasons cited for lack of uptake of government scheme

    The £375,413 awarded to the mnnnques under the scheme is a tiny fraction of the £14m provided by a separate government fund for assisting the Jnnnish community. Applications by 24 monnnues failed.

    So the group which is largely responsible for the dead sea pedestrians needing security in the first place needs more money for their own security because of something which took place in NZ??

    Enter the Piranha Brothers..

    Without serious changes, the MCB briefing says, the scheme “will fail to deliver the desired outcomes of good uptake, trust and respect among Mnnnlim and likely other faith communities in Britain today”.

  39. thefrollickingmole says:

    Dr Beu Guan is heading for an ice bath.

  40. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Enter the Pirhana Brothers’

    Interesting image of a quiet night at the local moske:

    ‘And one evening in walks Dinsdale with a couple of big lads, one of whom was carrying a tactical nuclear missile. They said I had bought one of their fruit machines and would I pay for it.’

  41. Roger says:

    Australian elites prefer to interview other elites.

    Hence my suggestion; a politician being told some home truths by the punters could make for entertaining television.

    Bishop interviewing Michelle Obama? Only the ABC would go for that.

  42. None says:

    Fuck wind turbines just have to be the most stupid idea ever
    https://www.windpowerengineering.com/business-news-projects/the-cold-hard-truth-about-ice-on-turbine-blades/
    Even the poor old mugs who had to use them in the past you where to put them.

  43. Confused Old Misfit says:

    Bishop interviewing Michelle Obama? Only the ABC would go for that.

    I’d rather watch a real girls softball game.

  44. JC says:

    That idiot Trump, he knows nothing about diplomacy!!!
    Vietnam buys more US goods after Trump calls it trade abuser

    Prices should determine demand. Trump putting the hard word on the Viets doesn’t show Trump understands trade.

  45. duncanm says:

    If you want to know why Chicago is so rooted, being buried by unfunded pensions, have a look at the simple table in this article. (direct link)

    A teacher contributes on average $135k to their pension fund, but has an average benefit in retirement of almost 20 times that; $2.1M

    Firies, Police, Municipal and Labourers of the City are all similar.

  46. mh says:

    Parham Ghobadi
    @ParhamGhobadi
    Ivanka Trump appears to be trying to get involved in a talk among Macron, May, Trudeau and Lagarde (IMF head).
    The video is released by French Presidential palace.
    https://twitter.com/ParhamGhobadi/status/1145074623035449357?s=20

  47. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Bishop interviewing Michelle Obama? Only the ABC would go for that.

    Being in the same room as the Wooky might make Stabby look less of a fright.

  48. thefrollickingmole says:

    JC
    #3067606, posted on July 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Prices should determine demand. Trump putting the hard word on the Viets doesn’t show Trump understands trade.

    But if you are trading with a command economy (in parts) which restricts your exports then surely a little pressure to trade more freely is in order?

  49. mh says:

    Especially since The Beatles was a creation of sick people.

    Ever seen this?

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=beatles+album+cover+babies&t=h_&ia=images&iax=images

    Planned Parenthood would love it!

  50. Mother Lode says:

    Being in the same room as the Wooky might make Stabby look less of a fright.

    Well, being such a emaciated sickly looking thing she would not have to worry to much about being snatched up and dispatched down that ever ravenous gullet.

    Of course, there is the matter of toothpicking…

  51. Tel says:

    A teacher contributes on average $135k to their pension fund, but has an average benefit in retirement of almost 20 times that; $2.1M

    Ponzi city.

    Their only hope is a federal bailout at the expense of the broader US taxpayer base.

  52. Gab says:

    Dr Beaugan don’t let her into your room whatever you do. When she buzzed the doorbell just meet her downstairs.

  53. rickw says:

    Maybe I’m a bit of a Catastrophist.
    I see how close to the edge our society is in terms of electricity production, fuel blockade, street violence caused by malevolent migration policies, and the propaganda war for the souls of our children. We could join the third world so quickly.

    There ISN’T much wrecking in a Nation. We’re about to find this out the hard way.

  54. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Dr Beaugan don’t let her into your room whatever you do. When she buzzed the doorbell just meet her downstairs.

    better still meet her on neutral ground like a cafe

  55. feelthebern says:

    Based on the Pell standard of proof, John Jarratt will swing from the hangman’s noose before the day is out.
    We must believe all women.

  56. rickw says:

    So I expect to be the victim of some kind of con.

    There is always an angle in the 3rd World.

  57. feelthebern says:

    The event happened in 1976.
    To question the accusers claims & memory after 40 something years is worse than Hitler.

  58. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    JC
    #3067606, posted on July 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Prices should determine demand. Trump putting the hard word on the Viets doesn’t show Trump understands trade.

    But if you are trading with a command economy (in parts) which restricts your exports then surely a little pressure to trade more freely is in order?

    coming from a banking world, JC doesn’t get sales pitch.

  59. Confused Old Misfit says:

    The South Australian Government has revealed plans to privatise the operation of Adelaide’s train and tram services.
    Key points:
    SA Government to put out tenders to privatise Adelaide Metro train and tram services
    Transport Minister Stephan Knoll says the services are underperforming
    Bus services were privatised in 2000

    The Government says it will release tenders to contract for the operation of those services on Adelaide Metro.
    It says it will still own and control “rail assets”, including trains, trams, tracks and stations, and will continue to set the fare price for travel.

    Finally a SA Government almost does something sensible! I wonder if they’ll get anyone to tender?
    Probably there’ll be a guaranteed ROI in any contract.

  60. Mother Lode says:

    Florida man’s body parts found inside alligator stomach, officials say

    It’s always fun until someone loses an eye.

    And a leg, an arm, a head, a torso…

  61. RobK says:

    https://thedriven.io/2019/06/28/nio-recalls-nearly-5000-electric-suvs-after-battery-safety-incidents/

    Chinese EV market darling Nio has issued a recall for 4,803 of its electric ES8 SUV, after what the company described as a number of “battery safety incidents” occurred in Shanghai and other locations around the country.

    In a statement issued on Thursday – and which expressly does not mention the word “fire” – the company explains that detailed analysis and testing found a battery fault that in “extreme cases” risked causing a short circuit, “creating a safety issue.”

    “Effective immediately, models produced from April 02, 2018 to October 19, 2018 equipped with NEV-P50 will start to be recalled, altogether affecting 4,803 vehicles,” the statement says.

    “NIO will be replacing battery packs equipped with the NEV-P50 modules with battery packs equipped with the NEV-P102 modules in order to mitigate the… safety issue.

  62. Mother Lode says:

    Finally a SA Government almost does something sensible!

    I am guessing the railways run at a loss, so they will save money, will get a one time cash hit, and every problem that arises they will be able to side with commuters and blame the railway businesses, ultimately burdening them with more and more regulations that sound good on TV and, eventually, force some other government to eventually take over the railways again.

  63. RobK says:

    The article goes on to say:

    The troubles – which are being reportedly variously as “battery fires” and “spontaneous combustion” – are a bump in the road for the start-up, just recently named as one of China’s most innovative companies by American monthly business magazine Fast Company.

    According to the magazine, Nio “has brought the same kind of excitement to the market as Tesla has in the United States, but amid a much more crowded market of electric-vehicle startups”.

  64. Val Majkus says:

    university lecturers told to not offend

    the University of New South Wales, the home university of Chris Turney, leader of the Ship of Fools expedition which got stuck in the Antarctic ice, has just forbidden lecturers from teaching anthropological historical facts which might offend Australia’s indigenous community.

    University bans ‘inappropriate’ scientific data about the arrival of humans in Australia because it is offensive to Aboriginals who believe they have been here ‘forever’

    UNSW lecturers told to not teach date Indigenous people arrived in Australia
    The language guidelines were sent out staff and approved by a working group
    Told more appropriate is that Indigenous Australians here ‘since the Dreaming’

    …..

    Science lecturers at the University of New South Wales have been told to stop telling students that Indigenous people’s arrived in Australia 40,000 years ago.

    In a letter sent to staff the lecturers were told that it is ‘inappropriate’ to teach dates and they should say Aboriginals have been here ‘since the beginning of the Dreamings’ because that is what indigenous people believe

  65. None says:

    Dr Beaugan
    One of the joys and risks of travelling alone is that you get to meet a lot more locals than couples and families do. But the joy comes with a risk. I can only second Gab’s advice. Do not under any circumstance let this woman or anyone else into your room and certainly stick to public places. Remember people in such countries have all the time in the world to set people up for a sting particularly a Gringo ravelling on their own who lpoks like they have a bit of money and is possibly bored and would appreciate some company.
    I’d also be very wary of getting into a car with them and if you catch a cab with them make sure it’s not one that they’ve already co-opted.

  66. The Government says it will release tenders to contract for the operation of those services on Adelaide Metro.
    It says it will still own and control “rail assets”, including trains, trams, tracks and stations, and will continue to set the fare price for travel.

    That’s like me demanding that my next door neighbour buys my second hand mower, but it can only be used on my property, he buys the fuel at my rate, same with parts.
    There must be something going on behind the public scene to make it worthwhile for the buyer.
    Seeing that it’s South Australia, I would suggest that the voters have a bloody close look at the contract – especially the “Commercial-In-Confidence” clauses.
    …and just who the money men are…

  67. None says:

    Holy f*** UNSW is totally crazy. So what do they expect anthropologists and archaeologist to do? Just lie? Also do they believe all Aboriginal groups have got the same sets of beliefs? Is there a universal dreaming?

  68. Robber Baron says:

    Have they stopped doing Newspoll’s?

    I don’t think I’ve seen once since the election on May 18.

  69. Robber Baron says:

    The indoctrination has stepped up to a new level at ABC. Now Play School is doing “special” Welcome to Country episodes with all Abboriginal cast and a new Abboriginal doll. No pre-schooler can just grow up and play without leftist ideology. I will make sure that my child never watches these programs.

  70. Robber Baron says:

    Oh, and ABC have 3 Abboriginal presenters. Way out of proportion to Abboriginal representation. The bias is mind-blowing.

    And still not one Trannie or cross-dresser. Why not!

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    The indoctrination has stepped up to a new level at ABC. Now Play School is doing “special” Welcome to Country episodes with all Abboriginal cast and a new Abboriginal doll

    Children at my local school are having a “special assembly” to commemorate NAIDOC week…..

  72. None:

    I remember when Hildebrand first came on the scene and Tim Blair was promoting his blog. Like Mother Lode I don’t find him funny and I find his more serious pieces with one or two exceptions shallow and misinformed.

    Same here. I stopped reading Hildebrand when I realised I was wasting my time.
    I also stopped reading Blair when he’d just drop his blog for a week or so, not put anything up, and generally treating his customers as something that would wait forever for his Majesty to return.
    Tim, if you’re going to run a blog then you have have to put time and effort into it, one of the reasons I admire Doomlord for this most excellent place to post my views.
    Except for his liking for his crashing and burning footy team.
    And Arky, vehicle restorer magnificent that he is.
    …and that obnoxious bloody screeching armadillo.

  73. duncanm says:

    Robber Baron
    #3067644, posted on July 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Have they stopped doing Newspoll’s?

    I don’t think I’ve seen once since the election on May 18.

    there’s hasn’t been one yet.

    But its worth visiting this for a reminder and a good chuckle.

    If an election was held today +1.86 swing towards Labor.
    80 Lab, 65 LNP.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/newspoll

  74. None says:

    I can tell you that the prolonged idiocy of Adelaide’s tram service upgrade, and its constant haranguing of drivers, its exorbitant parking fees, its ridiculous bike lanes, has absolutely killed the CBD. And with business is shutting up shop in the CBD field people would even need the train to travel to it. The blame has to rest wholly on Adelaide City Council and state government, mostly the previous one, but the current state government looks like it’s just as stupid.

  75. Peter says:

    Blair is still one of the best sites on the web.

  76. Robber Baron:

    Have they stopped doing Newspoll’s?
    I don’t think I’ve seen once since the election on May 18.

    They’re hiding in shame.
    And embarrassment.

  77. None says:

    I think Way Back When Tim started at the Daily Telegraph and he convinced the then editors to take on his blog he had a contractual obligation to put up so many posts per week but of course that contract would have been renegotiated several times since. The thing is when Tim went behind the paywall there were a number of people who subscribed simply for the blog and no sooner had that subscription drive ended that he disappeared. Totally stupid management planning. Moreover given that the Telegraph, the Herald Sun, and the Advertiser come in a package it was pretty stupid to have Bolt and Blair on holidays at the same time. On the other hand that could have been very deliberate just to piss off people.

  78. zyconoclast says:

    Someone posted earlier if Folau had stayed the sponsors and Govt would have left.

    No mention of the fans?

  79. None says:

    Peter – Blair is certainly our best satirist. I sometimes wonder whether he writes the mocker at the Australian though occasionally Mark Latham also springs to mind. Blair understands that you don’t insult the people who pay your salary.

  80. jupes says:

    What would be novel is a former high flying politician interviewing ordinary citizens on the street.

    Mark Latham did that.

  81. thefrollickingmole says:

    zyconoclast

    I want that not to be photoshopped..

  82. 1735099 says:

    I may be in trouble, or I may have made some friends. It is hard to tell.

    I’ve travelled a fair bit in what some call “third world countries”.
    My rule of thumb has always been “Would you do this at home with complete strangers?”
    When the answer is “probably not”‘ I have always given it a miss.

    On the flip side, I was travelling with my wife and daughters in Hanoi in 2007.
    We were staying in a hotel frequented by Japanese salary men. From the look of the traffic we’d noticed in and out of the stairway that led into the highly decorated basement, there was obviously a thriving brothel down there, much to the amusement of my daughters.
    On our last day there, we were waiting in the foyer for our transport , and were sitting on the plush sofa chairs that were scattered about. My eldest daughter felt something lumpy on her sofa, and found a large wad of Vietnamese currency stuffed down the side.
    We counted it, and it came to 600 thousand Dong (the equivalent of $40 Aus).
    My daughter said, “What should I do with this?”
    I said – “You found it – your money”, so she elected to follow the golden rule and hand it in at the desk.
    She decided that was what she would do at home.
    The desk staff were very appreciative, and I imagine there was a fair bit of sharing of the loot went on.
    I reckon one of the salary men couldn’t be bothered exchanging it at the airport.
    The presence of the brothel reminded me that not much had changed in the People’s Republic since 1970 – same business/different clientele.

  83. Zyco:
    …and the Left talks about the Trumpian lack of gravitas.
    Ha!

  84. Mother Lode says:

    Justin Trudeau with dicks printed on his socks

    And yea verily, by his socks shalt thou know him.

    I think it is just packaging.

    When you to the shops you know a bag of chips because the front of the bag has a picture of chips.

    You know you are getting milk because the bottle says ‘Milk’.

    And judging by his socks…

  85. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Chinese EV market darling Nio has issued a recall for 4,803 of its electric ES8 SUV, after what the company described as a number of “battery safety incidents” occurred in Shanghai and other locations around the country.

    looks like they didn’t manage to steal the battery charging safety stack from anyone.

  86. notafan says:

    Is there a country in the world that doesn’t have examples of the ‘oldest profession’ since time immemorial?

  87. Ellie says:

    1735099 – cool story – well recounted.

  88. Diogenes says:

    Holy f*** UNSW is totally crazy. So what do they expect anthropologists and archaeologist to do? Just lie? Also do they believe all Aboriginal groups have got the same sets of beliefs? Is there a universal dreaming?

    Today NESA published 2 new draft year 11/12 syllabi today for my 2 computing subjects (Software Engineering formerly known as Software Design & Development) & Enterprise Computing (formerly known as Information Processes & Technology). In both there is this lovely gem

    The syllabus provides students with opportunities to learn about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ maintenance of knowledge management practices over a sustained period of time has contributed to cultural continuity and resilience in a range of changing technological, social and spatial contexts. It emphasises the relationships people have through kinship and cultural connection with Country and Place, and how technology can contribute to that interconnectedness. Students explore a range of cultural protocols of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples that can have an impact on design and production of digital technologies. Students learn ways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples apply knowledge and skills to create digital solutions that meet the needs of communities and a range of groups.

    When planning and programming content relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, teachers are encouraged to:
    • involve local Aboriginal communities and/or appropriate knowledge holders in determining suitable resources, or to use Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander authored or endorsed publications
    • read the Principles and Protocols relating to teaching and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and the involvement of local Aboriginal communities.

    I post it without comment, except to say when I read it I guffawed.

  89. HP says:

    New twist:
    Dutch government to crack down on cash transactions.
    Accepting cash transactions above 3000 euro will become a crime for businesses, punishable by law.
    Link (in Dutch..)

  90. zyconoclast says:

    Remember these people? She forgot to mention who actually attacked her.

    You saw me covered in blood on a bus. But do you get outraged about all homophobia?

    A refrain I’ve heard ad nauseum is “I can’t believe this happened – it’s 2019”. I disagree. This attack and the ensuing media circus are par for the course in 2019. In both my native United States and here in the United Kingdom, it always has been and still is open season on the bodies of (in no specific order) people of colour, indigenous people, transgender people, disabled people, queer people, poor people, women and migrants. I have evaded much of the violence and oppression imposed on so many others by our capitalist, white supremacist, patriarchal system because of the privileges I enjoy by dint of my race, health, education, and conventional gender presentation. That has nothing to do with the merit of my character.

  91. New twist:
    Dutch government to crack down on cash transactions.
    Accepting cash transactions above 3000 euro will become a crime for businesses, punishable by law.

    That’s AUD$4800 or about half the legal limit in Australia ($10,000 here)
    Suck it up Dutchmen – we can pay twice as much cash as you before Scomo puts us in jail.

  92. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    It’s not well known that the aboriginals had a large network of supercomputers 40,000 years ago, but they destroyed them all to save Australia from climate change.

  93. zyconoclast says:

    Police break up Istanbul gay pride parade

    Turkish police on Sunday fired tear gas at gay rights groups and activists who defied authorities to march for the Istanbul pride parade, banned for the fifth year in a row.

  94. stackja says:

    zyconoclast
    #3067688, posted on July 1, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Tonight’s top story on the ABC?
    SMH tomorrow’s front page?

  95. notafan says:

    For several days, a graphic, triggering photo of our bloody faces satisfied voyeurs and enriched companies whose values counter my own,

    She posted the photos on line herself and is fauxraged because they were circulated widely by the media.
    Progs are so very good at that.

  96. zyconoclast says:

    Bank of America (BAC) will stop financing companies providing prisoner and immigrant detention services for federal and state governments “as expeditiously as possible,” a bank spokesperson told Yahoo Finance.

    CoreCivic (CXW) and The GEO Group (GEO), the two dominant players in the private prison space, have previously borrowed money from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo.

    JPMorgan Chase (JPM) ended its relationship with the private prison business back in March, Reuters reported. Wells Fargo (WFC) said in its business standards report published in January that the bank’s credit exposure to private prison companies “has significantly decreased and is expected to continue to decline.” Wells Fargo added that it’s “not actively marketing to that sector.”

    The issue of Bank of America’s business dealings with private prisons surfaced at the bank’s annual meeting of stockholders in late April. At the time, Bank of America’s leadership acknowledged that it’s a “highly emotional issue” and that they were “extremely engaged in the conversation,” especially through the firm’s environmental social governance (ESG) committee.

  97. stackja says:

    zyconoclast
    #3067698, posted on July 1, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Banks now SJWs.
    ANZ is proud of its ‘rainbow activities’.

    Bank of America | History, Services, Acquisitions, & Facts | Britannica …
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Bank-of-America-Corporation
    Bank of America is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The bank’s history dates to 1904 when Amadeo Peter Giannini opened the Bank of Italy in San Francisco. It eventually developed into the Bank of America and was for a time owned by Giannini’s holding company, Transamerica Corporation.

  98. Top Ender says:

    Hmmm….in Holland, and someone has taken away all of the hills.

    Managed to count over 100 wind turbines coming in from the plane.

    Must ask where they store the power, and what happens on calm days.

    En route to Berlin.

  99. cohenite says:

    Not that we need it but more evidence that turdball was a complete and utter bastard:

    Head of State under PM’s guillotine

    David Flint The Spectator Australia 1 July 2019

    In 1999 Australians wisely rejected the elite’s attempts to persuade them to adopt Malcolm Turnbull’s republic. Turnbull is now insisting that Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, would not have appointed Peter Dutton as prime minister had he been elected leader. This cannot be seriously maintained. This would have been a pushover if ordinary Australians had agreed to the 1999 republic. Just about anything a prime minister wanted would have been granted.

    Fortunately, Australians said No to the Turnbull republic….

  100. Leigh Lowe says:

    mh

    #3067611, posted on July 1, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Parham Ghobadi
    @ParhamGhobadi
    Ivanka Trump appears to be trying to get involved in a talk among Macron, May, Trudeau and Lagarde (IMF head).
    The video is released by French Presidential palace.

    Mmmyes.
    The comments were all about the cool kids ignoring Ivanka.
    So, how are the four cool kids going?
    May … gone.
    Macron … sitting on an approval of 15%.
    Trudeau … Mr Leprosy himself at international conferences.
    Lagarde … only got her IMF job in 2011 because her predecessor (Strauss-Kahn) couldn’t keep his fly done up.

  101. Eyrie says:

    “The Government says it will release tenders to contract for the operation of those services on Adelaide Metro.
    It says it will still own and control “rail assets”, including trains, trams, tracks and stations, and will continue to set the fare price for travel.”
    Which is what should have been done with Australia’s airports instead of leasing them out for 50 years.
    If a private business can’t provide a better level of service at a lower cost and still make a profit compared to doing the same thing with public servants, they aren’t even trying.

  102. Overburdened says:

    https://youtu.be/y2cFkVfVf2Y

    Mexicali ghetto mix.

    Gotta love a mariachi band.

    Point of refererence-

    A (person of colour to you honkies) widda fofo

    Refers to a .45 cal handgun.

    The future of America

  103. Frank Walker from National Tiles says:

    https://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2019/06/29/israel-folau-running-the-religion-fraud-scam-is-an-old-routine-perfected-by-american-tv-preachers/

    Israel Folau running the religion fraud scam is an old routine perfected by American TV Preachers
    By Shane Dowling on June 29, 2019 • ( 26 Comments )

    The prick even starts quotin ‘da good word of da lord.

  104. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    kamala’s fake eyelashes are really annoying, reminds me of the checkout chicks at mcdonalds.

  105. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Police break up Istanbul gay pride parade

    I wonder sometimes that the message of tolerance isn’t getting across.

    Only 5% of Palestinians and 6% of Lebanese accept gay relationships (1 July)

    A survey published for BBC News Arabic reveals shocking rates of homophobia across the Middle East and North Africa.

    The study was conducted by the Arab Barometer research network on June 24, during LGBT Pride month. The BBC wrote, “Acceptance of homosexuality varies but is low or extremely low across the region. In Lebanon, despite having a reputation for being more socially liberal than its neighbors, the figure is 6%.”

    The study wrote that a mere 5% of Palestinians from the West Bank accepted same-sex relations. Palestinians in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip were not surveyed.

    Algerians scored the highest number of acceptance of gay relations with 26%. Morocco followed with 21% and Sudan with 17%. Tunisia tied Jordan with 7%. Palestinians harbored the most intolerance toward gay relations.

    According to the BBC, “More than 25,000 people were interviewed for the survey across 10 countries and the Palestinian territories between late 2018 and spring 2019.”

    Perhaps a Qantas sponsorship might help? Or maybe if they just explain it more sensitively, like in Safe Schools classes.

  106. Leigh Lowe says:

    zyconoclast

    #3067704, posted on July 1, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    May have already been posted

    Ten dead in horror plane crash at a Texas airport: No survivors after a private plane suddenly veered left and flew into a hangar just moments after taking off

    Almost precise replica of the Kingair prang into DFO at Essendon a couple of years ago.
    Best pilot evah (according to mates and family) was too good for checklists.
    Took off with rudder trim hard over. Even during the take-off roll it was pulling hard left but he ignored it. As soon as he got airborne the rudder got in the driver’s seat and took him to the scene of the accident.

  107. Frank Walker from National Tiles says:

    You are watching the total liberation of North Korea from the banking cabal.

    Hi Graeme.

  108. Tel says:

    Perhaps a Qantas sponsorship might help? Or maybe if they just explain it more sensitively, like in Safe Schools classes.

    Make all Australian foreign aid strictly contingent on legalizing gay marriage.

  109. bespoke says:

    Leigh Lowe
    #3067419, posted on July 1, 2019 at 10:35 am
    Journos are shit.

    It used to be a respected profession. That was in the days when reporters and editors were hard nosed realists. What happened?

    The old guidance used to be, “Ask who, what, where, why and how. Except when covering weddings. Don’t ask why.”

    Not so sure about that, pre internet no one knew any better. They have always had a agenda that’s why most of them started up. The myth of unbiased was created by them.

  110. Anthony says:

    Is George still in jail?

  111. Frank Walker from National Tiles says:

    First time parents in Victoria will receive a “baby bundle” worth $150 courtesy tax payers in a new program introduced by Daniel Andrews’ government.

    This kind of stuff is crazy. We’re paying for it now (as the Feds control the purse strings by and large) through the ATO becoming a surveillance state within the state to gobble up each and every last cent they can.

    God-awful policy and politics.

  112. Frank Walker from National Tiles says:

    This is the greatest song and music video of all time. Probably NSFW.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHP0Nd72s10

  113. Leigh Lowe says:

    Ah, OK.
    The Texas prang was also a Beech Kingair.
    .

    Elevator trim – neutral/take-off.
    Rudder trim – neutral.

    Five seconds.
    Not much of an imposition to avoid killing yourself and your passengers.

  114. Eyrie says:

    L.L , That or a poorly handled engine failure or even failure of the feathering mechanism. I’ll give the pilot the benefit of the doubt for now.
    Small aircraft are a good example of how an excessive government bureaucracy impedes safety. It is so expensive to certify a new design that it is is easier to just keep re-hashing and old one.
    Thank God and Paul Poberezny for the EAA and Experimental homebuilts. Oshkosh is on again next month.

  115. duncanm says:

    zyconoclast
    #3067684, posted on July 1, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Remember these people? She forgot to mention who actually attacked her.

    yes — I’ve been searching far and wide since the event to find out exactly who the ‘teens’ arrested were. No details appear to be available.

  116. Leigh Lowe says:

    Yes, Eyrie, there are a few “asymmetrical” problems, which are not always pilot error.
    Engine failure on the left and/or feathering fail could cause it, but a good pilot should be able to handle a single engine climb-out.
    I was just struck by the similarities of it pulling hard left after take off and crashing into a building.

  117. duncanm says:

    Overburdened
    #3067713, posted on July 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Mexicali ghetto mix.

    Gotta love a mariachi band.

    (They’re a punk band on the side.)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3u4gOc72BE

  118. cohenite says:

    Frank Walker from National Tiles

    #3067724, posted on July 1, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    This is the greatest song and music video of all time. Probably NSFW.

    Poor Rich Piana is dead and Constantine Demetriou is heading that way. Dianabol and Trenbolone will do that to you. These days best to stick with SARMs and be content with not being fatally massive.

  119. A Lurker says:

    Tolerance now means enforced celebration.

    The world’s largest furniture retailer has fired an employee for quoting Bible verses after staff were told to participate in a gay-pride event.
    The long-term employee, known only as Tomasz K, was sacked by IKEA after he refused to withdraw critical comments he posted on the company intranet which included quotes from the Bible.
    The store had posted a notice on its intranet asking staff to join in celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Staff were also allegedly asked to pay attention to people’s preferred pronouns and engage in positive conversations with LGBTQ people about their gay partners and their same-sex families.
    Tomasz responded by saying, “acceptance and promotion of homosexuality and other deviations is a source of scandal.”

  120. Notafan says:

    Did we not say they would not rest until people were clapping and cheering as gay couples danced down the aisle at the local Catholic church ( attendance compulsory for all parishioners)

  121. Knuckle Dragger says:

    And it came to pass that KD drove home, and there the Lord spake to him.

    And the Lord sayeth ‘KD, thou shalt fix that leaky shower tap washer, evensoest thou hast not done so for some years. And thou shalt not be guided by the internet, for it displeases me.

    ‘And I have hidden thoust shifter and tiny screwdriver for prising off the dessicated O ring, and you are to make use of the last Lone Star steak knife for that purpose.

    ‘Should you completeth this task, thou will be filled with testosterone, and thou man card shall be renewed for 800 years. And verily, even though you will know many women, you will beget no child from your congress.’

    A reading from the Book of Miracles.

    Forever and ever, amen.

  122. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:
  123. Leigh Lowe says:

    Get a man in KD.

  124. Leigh Lowe says:

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #3067744, posted on July 1, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Someone tell her she lost…
    Kerryn Phelps to lobby Senate crossbench on Medivac bill

    They were interviewing her on Sky the other day.
    Why?
    The correct answer when she rings a Senator is, “send me an e-mail if you have a query, and it will be considered in due course.”

  125. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Job done.

    It’s Cracker Night tonight, so I have to stay home and stop my dog from killing itself. Otherwise, it’d be look out.

  126. duncanm says:

    I think people are giving it to Mz Phelps good and strong..

    https://twitter.com/drkerrynphelps/status/1145550633442762752

    Prof Kerryn Phelps AM
    ‏ @drkerrynphelps

    Dropped in to visit ⁦@zalisteggall⁩ in Parliament House in my old office. What a great asset she will be to the Australian Parliament! #auspol

    Replying to @drkerrynphelps @zalisteggall

    Awesome.
    Did you give her the number of the removalist you used?
    Because her stint in parliament will be almost as short and every bit as pointless as yours was.

  127. Pedro the Ignorant says:

    Brother Knuckles.

    How much blood didst thou lose prising off the Holy O Ring with a steak knife?

  128. Knuckle Dragger says:

    I must confess Brother Pedro.

    There was swearing.

  129. Some History says:

    Israel Folau running the religion fraud scam is an old routine perfected by American TV Preachers
    By Shane Dowling on June 29, 2019 • ( 26 Comments )
    The prick even starts quotin ‘da good word of da lord.

    I disengaged… fully when he referred to Israel’s father as a “paster” (I suppose it’s better than “pasta”).

    I was going to leave an email requesting the web address where I can make a donation to Folau. 🙂

  130. bespoke says:

    Leigh Lowe
    #3067745, posted on July 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm
    Get a man in KD.

    Phr…

  131. None says:

    KD wins the Cat tonight

  132. None says:

    Shane Dowling was recently in jail for smearing a couple of Channel 7 ladies as having slept with the boss man. A few Roos loose in the top paddock.

  133. None says:

    You know you and I couldn’t just drop in to visit an MP in Parliament House even if we were ex MPS. ..

  134. Atoms for Peace says:

    Good. IKEA has made it onto my wallet moth list.

  135. Tel says:

    Shane Dowling was recently in jail for smearing a couple of Channel 7 ladies as having slept with the boss man. A few Roos loose in the top paddock.

    He accused Alan Jones of some pretty serious things which I will not repeat here because it’s the sort of stuff that gets people very long bans. Not sure how strongly Alan Jones wants to defend his reputation but the opportunity awaits.

  136. MatrixTransform says:

    KD chucks a few F’s into it.

    everything works better after chucking a few

  137. cohenite says:

    Great, the hunchback enacting laws which will levy huge fines on people stumbling around 35th nations properties such as the Grampians.

  138. Tel says:

    The long-term employee, known only as Tomasz K, was sacked by IKEA after he refused to withdraw critical comments he posted on the company intranet which included quotes from the Bible.

    It used to be that what happened in the bedroom was nobody else’s business.

    That was an excellent system, you choose what sort of lifestyle you want to live, other people can but out.

    Then we had to have these advocacy groups who stick their nose into every comment, and the thought police telling you you have to believe. Political correctness has gone nuts.

  139. Mother Lode says:

    Only 5% of Palestinians and 6% of Lebanese accept gay relationships (1 July)

    But since Palestinians and Lebanese represent less than 5% of Australia’s population, it means that the Palis and Lebbos in Australia are strongly in favour.

    The only people who have a problem with gays are white supremacist patriarchal capitalist like Alan Jones and Israel Folau.

  140. cohenite says:

    I can’t see one thing wrong with this:

    Supporters of Anjem Choudary’s al-Muhajiroun (ALM) organisation carried out atrocities including the London Bridge attack, 7/7 bombings and murder of Lee Rigby, while others fought for Is.s, RoP-Qaeda and the Tal.ban abroad.”
    Yet not one of them has been prosecuted. In the London Bridge j.had attack, “suspects had been arrested but not charged.”
    Meanwhile, “more than a dozen people were prosecuted for membership of the neo-N.zi terrorist group National Action.”
    Why the disparity? Because the authorities can safely prosecute neo-N.zis without fearing that such prosecutions will bring them charges of “racism” and “RoPophobia.” But the RoP community in Britain has them so cowed and intimidated that they don’t dare move against j.hadis.
    And that, in the long run, will be the death of Britain.

  141. None says:

    That has been the long standing argument against gay marriage Tel, that it represents the most authoritarian intrusion into peoples lives. Once you legalise gay marriage you’ve basically weaponized the thought police.

  142. Gab says:

    No, no, None. We were promised that nothing else would change.

  143. None says:

    On the other hand till this guy seems to posted on the Intranet rather than internet which was not a smart thing. But to do that suggest he must have been feeling some duress in that he felt his values were being compromised but what was being asked to him at work. And so he loses his job.

  144. Roger says:

    Israel Folau running the religion fraud scam is an old routine perfected by American TV Preachers
    By Shane Dowling on June 29, 2019

    That’s probably defamatory.

  145. Roger says:

    Did we not say they would not rest until people were clapping and cheering as gay couples danced down the aisle at the local Catholic church ( attendance compulsory for all parishioners)

    First they ask for tolerance, next for equality, and finally moral approval becomes compulsory and any dissent will not be tolerated..

    How did we get here again?

  146. Eyrie says:

    I think you’ll find Shane Dowling is bankrupt or has well protected his assets in some way so that it is pointless to sue. Like Larry Pickering.

  147. Entropy says:

    Mr Dowling seems another one of these unreligous types that are experts on what Israel Falou believes. So much so he has a better idea that Falou.

  148. Roger says:

    I think you’ll find Shane Dowling is bankrupt or has well protected his assets in some way so that it is pointless to sue.

    I don’t think Israel would bother, either, but it’s interesting that the news aggregators have picked this up.

  149. Roger says:

    …but it’s interesting that the news aggregators have picked this up.

    It came up in my news feed earlier.

    It’s a good old fashioned pile on.

  150. John Constantine says:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-01/reduced-water-allocations-in-western-nsw-due-to-drought/11266632?fbclid=IwAR1klNwZUCSloFr_NF71mNU3dDIDiNzvGGqVEyuDCyOEC-APJaE0y9gBIyY

    General security licence holders, who are primarily irrigators, will receive no new allocation of water in 2019-2020 because of the severity of the drought.

    “It’s a difficult time for businesses, farmers (and) people relying on water, and these allocations are not good news,” the NSW Department of Industry’s water drought coordinator, Michael Wrathall said.

    The Macquarie River which winds through central NSW is suffering a double blow with no general security allocation, and no chance to use water that was stored in 2018.

    “I think people have seen the writing on the wall for a while now,” Macquarie River Food and Fibre’s executive officer, Grant Tranter said.

    “It doesn’t make it any less painful; individuals will struggle and I think towns themselves will struggle even more.”

    Access to high security licences, which are typically held by industry like mines, has also been restricted.

  151. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Dusk. Cracker Night begins.

    A few ranging salvoes to begin with, then it’ll be on like Donkey Kong.

  152. Gab says:

    What wonderful free land are you inhabiting, Mr Knuckles, that there is a fire cracker night available to the peasnatry?

  153. Gab says:

    peasantry.

  154. Caveman says:

    I think Trumps been holding off on the China deal , only to let it fly about now , intime for the upcomming elections and sucking all the lifeblood from the democrats. This is the beginning of the Trump avalanche.. hows that iron ore price, its shot up big time.

  155. Frank says:

    Peasnats has a nice ring to it.

  156. miltonf says:

    Occasional Car Sex really is nasty piece of work. Is she for real or has the persona been manufactured by Manhattan Marxists?

  157. zyconoclast says:

    ‘Domestic’ terrorists could target July 4 holiday events, but no known plots: Feds

    Federal authorities are warning that white supremacists and other political radicals could look to attack Independence Day revelers on July 4, noting in a bulletin to law enforcement around the country that domestic terrorists “have attacked perceived oppressors, opponents, or enemies engaged in outdoor First Amendment-protected rallies or protests during past summers.”

  158. Black Ball says:

    Good evening all.
    Do my eyes deceive me or did a pale, stale male take home the Gold Logie? Will Waleed be protesting this abominable turn of events?

  159. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The Northern Territory, Gab.

    July 1 is Territory Day, which celebrates what they laughlingly call ‘self-government’ from Canberra in 1978, even though the entire joint is funded by GST.

    So between 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m. you’re allowed to set off fireworks, which you buy during a five-hour window beforehand. They have firework displays at the waterfront and a beach or two, but everyone lets their own off in their backyards, front yards, nature strips, local parks, roads, at their neighbours who complained about the music last week, at their mates in moving cars and so on.

    And of course, everyone’s well and truly shitfaced while they’re doing it. The shops with firework licences close at 9.00 pm, and everyone goes through their first few hundred worth then dashes to the shops to try and pick up what’s left for another go. Last year there were 600 odd grass fires big enough to call the fireys for and 70ish hospital admissions.

    It’s starting to fire up a bit now. By half-eight it’ll be Shock and Awe.

  160. John Constantine says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75FxP3S2F-s

    NT cracker night.

    These kids would be the target of a mass vikpol paramilitary Death squad intervention if they tried it on in yarragrad.

    Comrades.

  161. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The Dark Secret Of Lake Malawi: Trading Sex For Fish

    Malawi is one of those countries that hasn’t collapsed yet.
    The population is 18 million.
    It is less than twice the size of Tasmania, so imagine Tassie with 10 million poor people.
    Tassie is better off because it is coastal, Malawi is inland with just a lake for company.
    RoP is 11.6%, Sunni, but seemingly not radicalized.
    I have no inside knowledge but the place smells like a powderkeg.

  162. Political correctness has gone nuts.

    No. It has gone as planned.

    Control the vocabulary, control the agenda.

  163. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Gab has released its own browser dissenter

  164. Jessie says:

    Yep KD, the dogs are packing and ahowlingand bayin’ already.
    Crackers abound.
    Feel sorry for the emergency services and veterinary staff tonight.

  165. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Do my eyes deceive me or did a pale, stale male take home the Gold Logie? Will Waleed be protesting this abominable turn of events?

    last seen sulking on his one handed kebab

  166. I had a blue heeler (that died of auld age) that used like to grab fireworks in the teeth and show them who was boss.

  167. W Hogg says:

    A random thought experiment:

    Imagine Alan Joyce was an Irish Catholic, and had strong views AGAINST SSM?

    Would David Pocock have been warned, then fired and life banned on request from QANTAS?

    Also, if they’re going the full homo shouldn’t he change the name to Want-ass?

  168. Knuckle Dragger says:

    John C,

    A thoroughly accurate summation of a clip. Highlights: the pissed beardy dad in the background, the tour of the fireworks shop beforehand and the dud firework that landed in the road and got run over by several cars, somehow not detonating.

    Late in the evening the punters duct tape a few of the biggest ones they can find together and drop then in stormwater drains. Blows the concrete covers clean off and down the street.

    Multiply that by several tens of thousands, and it’s Cracker Night.

  169. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Gab has released its own browser dissenter

    Related:

    More censorship: Apple threatening to ban social media app Parler because it won’t punish conservatives

    As reported by The Gateway Pundit, Apple has threatened to boot social media company “Parler” off its massive app store platform if they continue refusing to remove “offensive” comment — which, of course, is nothing but a dog whistle that means “conservative” content.

    Parler, a First Amendment platform that many view as a viable alternative to Twitter, was founded by John Matze. He revealed this week that Apple officials contacted him more than a week ago by phone to inform him that he has to ban ‘offensive’ content or see his platform deplatformed by the tech giant.

    “Obviously by offensive, they mean conservative content,” Matze wrote in a Parler post.

    A problem with all this is Twitter is a natural fit with the vacuous left. The Right isn’t much interested in such stuff, which makes expansion of the likes of Parler and Gab tough.

    (via BCF)

  170. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Jessie,

    Yep. No shortage of dogs on a Woodstock tallie and temazepam combo tonight.

    My old Staffy (15) appears to be finally deaf enough to not try and battering ram her way through the back fence. She knows something’s not right, just can’t work out what.

  171. chrisl says:

    Where is this country of which you speak Dragger of Knuckles?
    Like a relic of a different age. Could be . Ooh Wee

  172. Roger says:

    Imagine Alan Joyce was an Irish Catholic, and had strong views AGAINST SSM?

    Would David Pocock have been warned, then fired and life banned on request from QANTAS?

    In a just world, no.

  173. bespoke says:

    Feels like I’m in the USSR listening to radio free Europe.

  174. Mother Lode says:

    Wasn’t there so story recently where someone was inviting people to vote for Squalid for TV’s Tackiest Totem, but this elicited a spray of responses where people were very forthright about why they would never vote for the snotty little turd.

    Someone help me out here because I have zero exposure to Free to Air: why does anyone watch Das Projekt? I mean asked the, what would they say.

    And what did Squalid offer of illusory, or at least superficial (there is no way it could be profound) value that prompted them to vote Squalid the golden thing even once?

  175. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Roll up! Roll up! Your last chance! Only a few lucky tickets left. Avoid disappointment. The Punk and the Dwarf match of the century.

    UFC President Dana White confirmed Thursday that he had engaged in talks last week “with two big guys” about a potential fight between Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise after the pop star challenged the actor to a match.

  176. Mother Lode says:

    I mean asked the if you asked them, what would they say?

  177. None says:

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #3067796, posted on July 1, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    one of the poorest Nations on Earth, when I was there I think about the 3rd ppores. Many years under a dictatorship which still managed to get about 13 tribes living together in relative peace. Banda I think it was finally got booted in the 90s (?). Totally deforested as they relied on wood and charcoal burners for cooking and even for drying tea which was one of their few exports. Lovely people who don’t deserve to go the way of the rest of Africa and certainly not with radicalisation or rather Arabization of their Muslim population. Islamism and tribalism remain the two main social problems in Africa closely followed by lack of infrastructure IMHO.

  178. feelthebern says:

    Fiona Scott just said that one of the flags that made up the Union Jack was the cross of St Patrick.

  179. Knuckle Dragger says:

    By law, possession of fireworks becomes illegal in the NT again at midnight tonight. The only exception is transporting them to a Worksafe depot for destruction.

    *Naturally, this is strictly adhered to. At 11.00 pm sharp, all the fireworks stop, and by midday tomorrow the depots will be full of several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of fireworks people ran out of time to detonate.

    No one ever stooks the remainder for their birthday or anniversary or Christmas or St. Swithin’s Day, and it is frowned upon to get full of piss then tear arse around local parks at night setting them off from speeding unregistered quadbikes for the next eight months.

    *Also, Happy Opposite Day.

    **(h/t Archer)

  180. None says:

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #3067796, posted on July 1, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    one of the poorest Nations on Earth, when I was there, I think about the 3rd poorest. Many years under a dictatorship which still managed to get about 13 tribes living together in relative peace. Banda I think it was finally got booted in the 90s (?). Totally deforested as they relied on wood and charcoal burners for cooking and even for drying tea which was one of their few exports. Lovely people who don’t deserve to go the way of the rest of Africa and certainly not with radicalisation or rather Arabization of their Mewslim population. Islaymism and tribalism remain the two main social problems in Africa closely followed by lack of infrastructure IMHO.

  181. feelthebern says:

    Whoops listen to whole sentence before posting…scurries away.

  182. Gab says:

    Wow. NT, eh? The last free land in Australia.

  183. None says:

    Fiona Scott just said that one of the flags that made up the Union Jack was the cross of St Patrick.

    if she meant one of the crosses on the Union Jack was the cross of St Patrick’s you was right the red one is ( I forget the technical term …Saltern?)

  184. candy says:

    Alan Joyce is a powerful person in Australia. He is an extremely good CEO and brought Qantas back from difficult times to great success. Being homosexual grants him more power, because that’s how today’s world is.

    I don’t think any of his employees would ever post strict religious views on any forum anywhere. They would be gone in the blink of an eyelid.

  185. None says:

    Didn’t the ACT also have cracker day – like it’s a territorial thing.

  186. Roger says:

    Fiona Scott just said that one of the flags that made up the Union Jack was the cross of St Patrick.

    And she’s correct.

  187. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Banda. Lived to about 203 not out, just like his fellow despot in Zim. Famous for instituting a school in Malawi modelled down to the last brick and cane on Eton College.

  188. Knuckle Dragger says:

    You don’t need fishing or boat licences here either Gab, or drink boating.

    You can put your boat in and get completely hammered to your heart’s content chasing black joohoofish, Spanish mackerel, cobia, Red Emperor, salmon and barra. There are nominal bag limits which no-one checks, on the harbour anyway.

    The gummint publicly toyed with the idea of boat licences a couple of years ago. There were credible threats made from all directions and they had to quadruple security at government buildings. I’m not kidding.

  189. Gab says:

    ACT banned cracker night a few years ago.

  190. Gab says:

    Way to go, Territorians! If it wasn’t for the heat and humidity, I’d move there.

  191. feelthebern says:

    Err..be careful posting KC links..

  192. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Malawi wiki:

    Population
    • 2008 census 13,077,160
    • 2016 estimate 18,091,575

    Whooshka.

  193. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Veteran’s compensation claim dumped by DVA after ankle injury progresses to amputation
    Matthew Benns, The Daily Telegraph
    July 1, 2019 12:19pm
    Subscriber only

    When Corporal Davin “Bear” Bretherton’s old ankle injury tragically resulted in his leg being amputated, the Department of Veterans Affairs made him resubmit his compo claim — because he no longer had an ankle.

    The former Digger was trapped in hospital for months waiting for the claim to go through so that he could get the specialist equipment needed for him to be released.

    “The paperwork said I was in for an ankle injury and because I didn’t have an ankle any more they refused to deal with my case,” he said.

    Mr Bretherton’s story comes as former deputy prime minister and Vietnam veteran Tim Fischer has called for government red tape to be streamlined to end “waste of vital life” among military veterans.

    “DVA would not process my claim so they could not modify my house and therefore I was not allowed out of hospital,” Mr Bretherton said. “I was in a pretty bad place.”

    It took another two months for him to put in a new claim. All that time he remained trapped in his hospital bed. “At one stage I took a wheelchair and tried to wheel myself home. The police had to come and get me,” he said.

    “Nothing is too good for our returning soldiers……..and that’s what they’ll get….”

  194. None says:

    Alan Joyce is such a good CEO he destroyed and set and the only reason Qantas survives until now is because Tony Abbott told him to piss off when he came looking for a handout suggesting Qantas was about to fold and yet a few months later it posts a profit. Mind you what is saving it to some degree is low fuel prices. It faces stiff competition in the overseas market from airlines such as Singapore, and has perhaps a bigger market share on the domestic routes partly because he destroyed Ansett before hand. Given that he has also brought Qantas into disrepute as a Gaystapo employer who probably now threatens even a sporting Association I wouldn’t exactly call him good.

  195. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    I wonder what the two months in hospital cost? But DVA paperwork is very important. Must be shipshape and fully arse-covered.

  196. None says:

    Thanks Geriatric. Yep that’s him.

  197. None says:

    Ok thanks Gab. I was trying to reconcile in my head as to why the ACT would still have a cracker night given that it’s such an authoritarian Lefty fukwit enclave but on the other hand it also likes voting itself privileges other people don’t have.

  198. miltonf says:

    Very good description of the ACT None. Sums it up perfectly.

  199. cohenite says:

    I don’t think any of his employees would ever post strict religious views on any forum anywhere. They would be gone in the blink of an eyelid.

    Or the pucker of an anus.

  200. Jannie says:

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3067796, posted on July 1, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    The Dark Secret Of Lake Malawi: Trading Sex For Fish

    The population is 18 million.

    Wow! In 1969 the population was around 4 million.

    At this rate Malawi will have a population of over 80 million in 50 years time and 360 million in 100 years time. The smallest country in Africa could repopulate the entire universe in 500 years. But it wont happen, there might be a lot of sex on offer, but there wont be enough fish.

  201. duncanm says:

    Wow – 6ft of hail in Guadalajara

  202. duncanm says:

    mmm… looks like it piled up in places as it was washed along – not 6ft everywhere.

    Still pretty impressive.

  203. Sorry troops i have the man flu can so,one else do interruption lotto tonight.

  204. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Wow – 6ft of hail in Guadalajara

    You sure that isn’t cocaine?

  205. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Labor is preparing to back the Coalition’s sweeping $158 billion income tax cut package this week as opposition MPs return to Canberra following their election loss with a warning to new leader Anthony Albanese that the party’s position is depriving it of political oxygen.

  206. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The stench of cordite hangs heavy in the air.

    Just like that fateful night over Macho Grande…..

  207. urb says:

    anyone here have some advice on how to purchase a small batch of rum to label & take to market?

  208. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Fat Sri Lankan batsmen perfecting the art of running themselves out.

  209. Mother Lode says:

    Just like that fateful night over Macho Grande…..

    Over Macho Grande?

  210. Crossie says:

    feelthebern
    #3067625, posted on July 1, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    Based on the Pell standard of proof, John Jarratt will swing from the hangman’s noose before the day is out.
    We must believe all women.

    Every male celebrity will be subject to this since there are ex-girlfriends in all of their pasts. When they run out of male celebrities then it will be women’s turn though not sure what they will be charged with.

  211. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Urb.

    Purchase a small batch of rum.

    Then take it to the market.

  212. Crossie says:

    stackja
    #3067691, posted on July 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm
    zyconoclast
    #3067688, posted on July 1, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Tonight’s top story on the ABC?
    SMH tomorrow’s front page?

    Channel 9 is not getting its money’s worth.

  213. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ML,

    Old Flying High reference. The pilot keep having flashbacks to that night over Macho Grande.

  214. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘then it will be womens’ turn’

    They will be celebrated.

  215. None says:

    Carpe, get well soon.

  216. Mother Lode says:

    KD,

    I know!

    I was setting you up to respond:

    No. I don’t think I’ll ever get over Macho Grande. Those wounds…run pretty deep.

  217. Black Ball says:

    Good Lord Daria Gavrilova is the most mentally fragile tennis player in living memory. Revoke her citizenship post haste.

  218. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ML,

    Dammit!

  219. urb says:

    thanks knuckles

  220. 132andBush says:


    No. I don’t think I’ll ever get over Macho Grande. Those wounds…run pretty deep.

    Yes,
    then there’s that drinking problem.

  221. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Dunno, Urb.

    Zulu or Pedro or somebody might be in the know. They’re whisky men, however.

  222. Mother Lode says:

    I remember that, 132andBush.

    Great movie.

  223. cohenite says:

    Listening to our Pauline speak with passion and that guy from the Spectator doing the same about electricity and alarmism and Cory doing the same. But Cory although speaking sense just doesn’t cut it.

  224. feelthebern says:

    Pauline is quite miffed on PM Live.
    Very sandy.

  225. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Before any Kittehs ask, I know what ‘very sandy’ means.

    No I’m not telling you.

  226. Mother Lode says:

    Very sandy.

    Eeeeew!

  227. Mother Lode says:

    But Cory although speaking sense just doesn’t cut it.

    Maybe he just needs more sand.

  228. Pedro the Ignorant says:

    Bleccch. Not responsible for my actions after drinking whiskey, and the hangver would kill a brown dog.

    Zulu is your “go-to” man for hard liquor reviews.

  229. After they rejected an injury claim I took DVA to the AAT.

    The DVA spokesperson lied but my chap was onto him like a Fox Terrier after a rat.

    We won but taxpayers who footed the legal lo$t.

    Lest we forget @&$€#%?!

  230. feelthebern says:

    LOL.
    Sandy…straight out of Cartman.

  231. Oh come on says:

    Before any Kittehs ask, I know what ‘very sandy’ means

    You do!?! OMG!

  232. feelthebern says:

    Pauline sounds like she’s free based her head off this evening.

  233. feelthebern says:

    Cory is making more sense tonight than he has in the last couple of years.

  234. max says:

    Things escalating in Hong Kong. A dangerous situation. Cops will have to break out tear gas any minute.

    Livestream here.

  235. dover_beach says:

    Unbelievable:

    An Italian CPS-style kidnap factory is exposed:
    Italians are reeling from the revelation that a crime ring, which includes a mayor, doctors and social workers, had been brainwashing children to say their parents abused them, so as to easily sell them on to foster families.

    So far eighteen people, including the mayor of the town of Bibbiano, near Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, have been arrested.

    They were suspected of working together to brainwash the kids, who were taken from disadvantaged families under false pretexts, into believing they’d been abused at home. This was later used as a justification to seize the children and, basically, to sell them to foster parents at a high price

  236. BrettW says:

    Dont know the evidence in the Jarrett case but how can you try somebody for rape 43 later ?

    No medical evidence, no examination of the scene, no proper investigation etc.

    Does she have any other witnesses ?

  237. Top Ender says:

    Light a cracker for me, Knuckles.

    Have arrived in Berlin: 28 degrees and a very nice summer night.

  238. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Bleccch. Not responsible for my actions after drinking whiskey, and the hangver would kill a brown dog.

    Serves you right for drinking inferior Scotch.

    Good quality Scotch does not give you a hangover.

    Life is too short to wear badly fitting underwear, suffer pretentious wankers, or drink inferior grade Scotch.

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