Open Forum: July 6, 2019

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  1. Fair shake of the Sauce bottle

    Anti-4

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I claim this thread, in the name of Winston Churchill.

    Sitting on the throne, one morning, there was a knock on the door, and a Parliamentary messenger informed Churchill that the Lord Privy Seal, who Churchill detested, wished to see him.

    “Tell the Lord Privy Seal, that I am currently sealed to my privy, and I can deal with one shit at a time.”

  3. Rossini

    Another slow night ahead!

  4. zyconoclast

    Another slow night ahead!

    Relax and enjoy the music

  5. BrettW

    Oops, I must be on some sort of YouTube blog.

  6. C.L.

    #MeToo biting the dust …

    John Jarratt not guilty. Jury decided in 15 minutes (unanimously).
    Meanwhile, Kevin Spacey’s accuser drops accusations, his case dismissed with “extreme prejudice.”

    Jarratt told journalist no man should have to endure what he endured.
    Indeed.
    Obviously his accuser was a lunatic but she gets off Scot-free and retains her anonymity.
    She should be jailed.

  7. BrettW

    CL,
    The Jarrett case was a good result for common sense.

    Having to defend yourself 40 years after the event in a case with no other evidence to support the allegations is ridiculous.

    The financial cost to Jarrett must have been huge yet the public pay for the prosecution. Clearly the DPP has been influenced by the whole #MeToo movement and did not have the guts to just say no chance of conviction. Rather the attitude is we will let a jury decide so DPP can evade making the decision.

    I guess we can expect more of these case now that the rules have changed. It will take a few more acquittals for the legal system to realise their mistake.

  8. none

    The John Jarrett case is more than just a disgrace. Apart from all the time and stress ans cost of having to defend himself over a one night stand, he is forever tainted by this whole sorted allegation even though he won. That case should have never ever reached Court.

  9. none

    So much can be said about this. Suffice to say this is everything that’s wrong with the West right there.

  10. LONDON (AP) – Britain’s High Court has found far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon of being in contempt of court for filming defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media.
    Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, was arrested and jailed last year for potentially prejudicing a trial after the Facebook broadcast outside a trial of men accused of sexually abusing teenage girls.
    A court later freed him and said the case should be looked at again.
    Yaxley-Lennon, who founded the anti-Islam English Defense League, claims to have been exposing “Muslim rape gangs.”
    Yaxley-Lennon has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist and far-right movements.
    Judge Victoria Sharp said Friday the court will consider what penalty to impose for the contempt at a later date

    Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

    Remember that Tommy Robinson has already been convicted of this “crime” and spent quite a while in solitary confinement. During that time he lost 40 pounds of weight due to the starvation diet he was given.
    Now they are going to gaol him again, it seems for a crime he has already done time for.
    I don’t know about anyone else, but this is staggering in its implications of the moral corruption that dwells in the highest levels of British society.

  11. Tom

    I’ve no idea what the latest by Jon Kudelka is about.

  12. Tom

    America’s Independence Day has triggered a media earthquake of Trump Derangement around the world. David Rowe (Australian Anti-Business Daily).

  13. duncanm

    ‘morning Tom.

    Presumably Kudelka is unhappy that Albo won’t be blocking the tax measures.

  14. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. Also zyco for the music, played on my host’s Bluetooth speaker.

    I have discovered that Osbel is a Catholic.

    Today I offered Milagros three cuc for an ice-cream, and she refused to take my money. I guess her dad has been talking to her. I am sorry for not being able to watch her eating an ice-cream, but I approve of her dad’s caution.

    I wish Maria had the same principles. I think she is too greedy. It is very unattractive.

  15. DrBeauGan

    The fokky fokky chick came back. We communicated by Google translate. Her name is Yanet. She says she is 38, but I don’t believe her. 25 max. She asked for money for food so i gave her 10cuc. I also told her not to be greedy, and that I am a kind man but not a fool. We have established that we are amigos, and nothing kissy kissy or fokky fokky is going to happen.

    She is quite pretty, and skinnier than Maria. Who, if I admit it, has plump legs.

    I understand that I am a sucker for any girl living on the edge of prostitution. Cuba could be a depressing place.

  16. Mark M

    Quick!
    Everybody panic!
    And then panic some more …

    ” We don’t have 12 years to jump-start action on climate change — we have just one.”

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/23/opinions/one-year-to-tackle-climate-change-opinion-mountford/index.html

    Worst apocalypse. Ever.

  17. Sounds like Dr BG has a love triangle happening here. This could prove interesting

  18. DrBeauGan

    I am acquiring dependents at a rate of one a week. This could get expensive.

  19. DrBeauGan

    Will
    #3098188, posted on July 6, 2019 at 6:20 am
    Sounds like Dr BG has a love triangle happening here. This could prove interesting

    Love doesn’t enter into it, on any vertex. Neither does sex. I don’t need an std, nor any emotional attachments.

  20. Mark M

    “The rapid decline of the internal combustion engine — and how quickly leading car manufacturers have committed to clean solutions — caught everyone by surprise.”

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/23/opinions/one-year-to-tackle-climate-change-opinion-mountford/index.html

    This is my surprised face after a recent wash …

    Battery-electric vehicles are unwanted in Europe and fuel-burning cars have at least 30 years left, BMW claimed this week.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltaylor/2019/06/27/bmw-says-european-customers-arent-demanding-evs/#2a39d93b141b

  21. jupes

    ” We don’t have 12 years to jump-start action on climate change — we have just one.”

    Oh good.

    Does this mean that this time next year the scam is over?

  22. DrBeauGan

    Does this mean that this time next year the scam is over?

    I doubt it. They have survived lots of dud predictions. Another one will also be ignored.

  23. duncanm

    Cognitive dissonance 101:

    “Our dams will never fill again due to climate change”
    “We cannot raise the Warragamba dam wall for flood mitigation, as it will periodically inundate a world heritage area”

  24. woolfe

    Looks like the good Dr is collecting a harem. Sounds expensive, but fun!

  25. Rafiki redux

    Dr BG’s fun may stop when his understanding of what is going on diverges substantially from that of his collection of acquaintances. The more this dallying goes on, the greater the danger.

  26. Notafan

    The victim must always be believed started well before #metoo.

    There seems to be no discretion at all from the police any more on relation to laying charges.

  27. Win

    Following on from yesterday’s depressed new car sales. Well here’s a reason why. Urgent need to purchase a Transporter van to modify for 2wheel chairs for the school runs etc. Vw no 1. No Effort to present van for inspection or test drive. No brochure and price written on salesman’s business card.
    V w no 2 an enthusiastic rookie obviously his first sale and will be bringing a display model on Monday for test drive.

  28. Notafan

    Like anywhere is best to give money to respectable local charity, which for me is usually the local Catholic parish and let them distribute, than have a few constantly wheedling, flushed with early success.

    Especially if you are going to stay in the same place for a while.

  29. Notafan

    I see government and councils departments have been splashing out on evs.

    These places are infested with greens.

  30. DrBeauGan

    Rafiki redux
    #3098204, posted on July 6, 2019 at 7:35 am
    Dr BG’s fun may stop when his understanding of what is going on diverges substantially from that of his collection of acquaintances. The more this dallying goes on, the greater the danger.

    Join the gang of Doom merchants.

  31. DrBeauGan

    Like anywhere is best to give money to respectable local charity, which for me is usually the local Catholic parish and let them distribute, than have a few constantly wheedling, flushed with early success.

    Especially if you are going to stay in the same place for a while.

    A very good idea, Notafan. I shall make a contribution to the local church, which is very beautiful and well attended. I have discovered that Osbel, my landlord, is a Catholic. Not, I suspect a very good one, but it sure beats being a communist.

  32. Eyrie

    Ben Garrison nails it.

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    ” We don’t have 12 years to jump-start action on climate change — we have just one.”

    Weirdly the data that I see suggests everything is pretty good. Maybe the author is on something nasty that’s giving he, she or it hallucinations.

    The Pandemic of False Knowledge (5 July)

    When I wrote Plagues of the Mind: The New Epidemic of False Knowledge twenty years ago, I focused on the bad ideas underlying many of our social, cultural, and political dysfunctions. I was particularly concerned with the universities, where most of these ideas had been born and nurtured. Though aware of the larger malign effects of the intellectual and political corruption of higher education, I never imagined that the “higher nonsense,” as one critic called it, produced in universities would so pervasively infect the larger culture and lead to policies, politics, and cultural mores so absurdly irrational.

    At the heart of these bad ideas lay a strange hybrid of technocratic hubris and the therapeutic imperative. The former is a species of scientism founded on the category error of believing that human beings with minds, cultures, languages, and free will, can be understood and manipulated the way hard science understands and manipulates the material natural world.

    The latter is the obsession with individual feelings and subjective perceptions of personal well-being and happiness, accompanied by demands that environmental, historical, or social impediments to both be corrected or eliminated with rational techniques developed by the “human sciences” like psychology, sociology, economics, and especially political science.

    As I’ve said before we live in the new Age of Obscurantism, where reality is obscured because the Left no longer likes the real.

  34. Eyrie

    From the old fred, Petula Clark’s Downtown was sung in modified form by the Thud pilots:

    Others put new lyrics to pop and rock songs of the day. “Going Downtown” was the euphemism for bombing heavily-defended Hanoi, and of course a modified version of the Petula Clark song wasn’t far behind:

    When you get up at two o’clock in the morning, you can bet you’ll go…Downtown!
    Shaking in your boots, you’re sweating heavy all over, ’cause you’ve got to go…Downtown!
    Smoke a pack of cigarettes before the briefing’s over
    Wishing you weren’t bombing, wishing you were flying cover
    It’s safer that way….

    The flak is much thicker there, you know you’re biting your nails and you’re pulling your hair, you’re going…
    Downtown! Where all the lights are bright!
    Downtown! You’d rather switch than fight!
    Downtown! Hope you come home tonight—downtown, downtown….

  35. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Bladder cancer ‘attacked and killed by common cold virus’
    A strain of the common cold virus can infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests.

    All signs of the disease disappeared in one patient, and in 14 others there was evidence that cancer cells had died.

    University of Surrey researchers said the virus could “help revolutionise treatment” for the cancer and reduce the risk of it recurring

  36. DrBeauGan

    The church is the iglesia sagrado corazon cuba and you can find it on the interwebzy thingo.

  37. Notafan

    DrBG earmark it, most have a collection box for ‘pane de Sant Antoni’ which is for the poor, or you can split, if the church is in poor repair and they have a building fund box, and you care to assist.

    Though beggars always seem to congregate outside the churches at mass times in southern Europe, they get their direct money from parishioners too.

    I don’t know if the same happens in Cuba, perhaps the communists do not allow open begging.

  38. EvilElvis

    I understand that I am a sucker for any girl living on the edge of prostitution.

    You’ve potentially got your role confused in this scenario if you’re the sucker, DrBG.

  39. Cassie of Sydney

    “Notafan
    #3098206, posted on July 6, 2019 at 7:41 am
    The victim must always be believed started well before #metoo.

    There seems to be no discretion at all from the police any more on relation to laying charges.”

    Yes but the fraud that is the #Metoo movement legitimised the absurd idea that “the victim must always be believed”. #Metoo exploded in October 2017 and the Jarrett charges surfaced soon after that…along with a plethora of other accusations across the west….think Rush, Spacey, Louis CK and others. Now in any sensible society….obviously something that no longer exists in the west because such ideas as caution have been thrown out the window……..a police department and DPP would have been very prudent ad cautious about pursuing an absurd allegation of rape from over forty years ago and further, they would have looked at the possibility of conviction…which was almost zero…and declined to prosecute. But instead…..police and DPP….influenced by #Metoo HYSTERIA…..charged Jarrett.

    The damage is done though…..Jarrett will be impacted professionally, personally, emotionally and psychologically. There was NO anonymity for Jarrett. I am so happy that Jarrett was found not guilty and that the jury took under two hours to do so but my issue is that it should NEVER have proceeded to trial.

    And now I await the outcome of the appeal of another false charge and false conviction…….but this man is in goal.

  40. MatrixTransform

    Clearly the DPP has been influenced by the whole #MeToo

    on the old fred yesterday I mentioned some of the legal heads that I know who have a post-modern view of the world?

    Guess where 2 of em work?

    It’s a travesty.

    its been happening for 40 years right under your noses.
    Universities, Corporations, Govt Departments… all the Rad Fem from the 90s and 2000s they have senior positions now and an axe to grind.

  41. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bummer for the Greens.

    Demand for luxury toilet roll trumping shopper’s environmental concerns, new analysis shows (5 July, via BCF)

    The demand for luxury toilet rolls is trumping shopper’s environmental concerns, as recycled brands are becoming less popular with the public.

    The major brands are using far less recycled paper than they did in 2011 amid a growing trend for high quality ‘four-ply’ toilet roll known for its softness.

    Only five of the nine major supermarkets, including Sainsburys and Waitrose, are offering their own-brand recycled toilet paper, analysis from Ethical Consumer magazine found.

    In 2011, just under 30% of total fibre used by Kimberly-Clark, one of the biggest suppliers of toilet tissue worldwide, was from recycled fibre, but by 2017 this figure had fallen to 23.5%.

    It comes as experts warn that the large-scale use of virgin paper in the production of “luxury” quilted toilet roll is heavily contributing to deforestation rates and destroying animal habitats.

    Who’d’ve guessed that people value their fundamental orifices more than climate change.

  42. DrBeauGan

    Notafan
    #3098223, posted on July 6, 2019 at 8:33 am
    this one?

    That’s the one, Notafan. The outside is even more striking.

    I shall follow your advice.

    It looks to be in excellent condition, but I am happy to make a small contribution to its maintenance, as well as something for the poor box.

    There is an awful pathos in being picked up by beautiful girls anxious to make a few bucks out of me. Presumably they have succeeded in fascinating more credulous tourists in the past. I am protected by my cynicism to a large extent, but I like meeting new people and am prepared to at least feed them.

  43. feelthebern

    Obviously his accuser was a lunatic but she gets off Scot-free and retains her anonymity.

    The accuser wasn’t a child at the time.
    Why should she remain anonymous?

  44. cohenite

    Tom

    #3098182, posted on July 6, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Ben Garrison.

    That’s a ripper.

  45. mh

    Dr BG doesn’t sound quite so chipper today.

    This is a battle between the head, the heart, and the blue pill.

  46. Nick

    and retains her anonymity.

    Bloody hell

  47. feelthebern

    Louis CK did nothing wrong.
    On all occasions he asked permission to jerk off in front of the ladies.
    On all occasions they agreed.
    Gross.
    But who are we to judge what consenting adults do?

  48. Cassie of Sydney

    Last year, when I was watching Sky News, there was a very, very sweet moment that showed up the whole absurdity that is #Metoo as well as how the left are just fucking morons….it was during the Kavanaugh hearings. An interviewer asked Dickless Grease about the accusations against Kavanagh and Dickless, always dickless….responded that “he believed all women”….so Kenny thumped him down with a retort about the “then” leader of the opposition (and we all know his name) who had an allegation/accusation against him…does that mean Dickless believes her? Dickless was left speechless.

  49. feelthebern

    I don’t understand this term sexual misconduct.
    It’s either consensual or not.
    Legal or illegal.
    If someone has forced someone against their will to do anything, go to the cops immediately when the evidence is still on/in you.
    None of this 20/20/30 years ago someone made me feel uncomfortable.

  50. DrBeauGan

    I wouldn’t know what to do at a Catholic service, Notafan, and am beyond saving. But I understand that there are good people here. I would prefer to sneak in, have a word with the boss guy, if he speaks English, and sneak out.

    Can’t compromise my atheist stanards!😁

  51. struth

    Good Moaning.
    The socialist Liberal government of SA are banning all cutlery and straws and any single use plastic.

  52. C.L.

    Coven of angry feminist environmentalists obsessed with plastic straws and forks are puzzled and furious that no men attend their reverse Tupperware parties:

    Cleaning up the planet shouldn’t be ‘women’s work’.

    This reality has been obvious to us over the past few months, as we’ve run talks and workshops about how to reduce the huge amount plastic we toss out just getting through the day.

    We’ve found ourselves looking out at almost exclusively female audiences, from kids and teens to mums and grandmothers.

    So, we went digging into academic journals and discovered research backs up our casual observation.

    Worldwide, various sociology, psychology, environmental and gender-based studies have pondered this same puzzle. And they have consistently reported that women are both more interested in the environment and more active in “hands-on” efforts to improve the world around them.

  53. cohenite

    FMD:

    UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson convicted in contempt-of-court case

    Far-right, yeah because he reports on RoP r.pe gangs.

    Back to jail for poor Tommy. I guess Avi will be reporting shortly.

  54. feelthebern

    The socialist Liberal government of SA are banning all cutlery and straws and any single use plastic.

    Huge money making exercise for Coles & Woollies.
    All those lobbying dollars have paid off.

  55. DrBeauGan

    This is a battle between the head, the heart, and the blue pill.

    Nah. No contest. My head always wins these days.

  56. Cassie of Sydney

    “DrBeauGan
    #3098242, posted on July 6, 2019 at 8:56 am”

    Wouldn’t Maria..being Cuban…also be Catholic?

  57. feelthebern

    Breaking news from overnight, the Poms boarded that Iranian tanker at the behest of the Saudis.
    The Poms are past saving.
    London has fallen.

  58. C.L.

    The parents of that little 8 year-old AOC impersonator have taken down all their social media accounts after Democrats made credible and multiple threats to kill her.

  59. Cassie of Sydney

    “cohenite
    #3098245, posted on July 6, 2019 at 8:58 am”

    Yep…following it…the UK is gone….gone….gone.

  60. feelthebern

    Tim Poole on twitter has been drip feeding some stuff re the Project Veritas deplatforming/banning of stories by google/youtube.
    I am surprised Tim Poole has lasted this long.
    Must be moments away from being deplatformed himself.

  61. mh

    Men invented plastic, women used plastic to the point of depravity, now women find another way to say to men “It’s all your fault!”

    And the sun will rise in the East.

  62. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3098252, posted on July 6, 2019 at 9:03 am”

    I think Tim knows he has nothing to lose…the future is Bitchute, Gab, Minds and all the new stuff coming through.

  63. John Constantine

    When harvey norman imports into Australia a container of tatt from China, that a Chinese peasant could have bought in their home villiage for next to nothing, then sells it on harvey norman ‘pay nothing for years’ scheme—to a Chinese peasant imported into Australia to function as a consumption machine to boost gdp,

    Is harvey norman creating a company issued token/promissory note/cryptocurrency for the value gap?.

    No money changes hands, the chinese visa holder just stores the chinese consumer good in a yarragrad sardine can apartment instead of a development in China itself, but harvey norman claims the magic air of Australia allows it to claim company printed promissory notes against a consumer debt for an item that will be valueless landfill before the note falls due, to people depending on Australian tax revenue to make the payment can be monetised as australian dollars.

    Is this a private company operating with a political concession to privately monetise the public amenity of Australias cities and the value of public healthcare and welfare and infrastructure services?.

    What do our politicals get out of this deal?.

    Comrade Maaaates?.

  64. Spider

    Amazing that asking Americans on the Census if they are citizens is a “controversial” question.

    Just think about that for a moment.

  65. feelthebern

    Sydney Cats, I went to Buon Ricordo the other night for the first time in 6 years.
    Sat at Billy Joel’s table.
    Still as over priced as ever.
    Still as magnificent as ever.
    That truffle egg pasta is a wonder to behold.

  66. feelthebern

    Amazing that asking Americans on the Census if they are citizens is a “controversial” question.

    A genuine constructionist would say it is.
    That is, those who are big on the first & second amendments.

  67. zyconoclast

    Today I offered Milagros three cuc for an ice-cream

    The number three and the word cuc, looks like you will be watching…

  68. feelthebern

    The UK really wants the Saudi Aramco IPO.
    Considering Trump didn’t bomb Iran – thank goodness – the Brits have seen an opportunity.
    Fun fact:
    Whenever Brit diplomats go to see the Saudis, there is always a LSE party also in tow.

  69. DrBeauGan

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3098248, posted on July 6, 2019 at 9:00 am
    “DrBeauGan
    #3098242, posted on July 6, 2019 at 8:56 am”

    Wouldn’t Maria..being Cuban…also be Catholic?

    I don’t know, Cassie. Cuba is officially communist and theoretically opposed to Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. She doesn’t wear a crucifix as Osbel does. Neither does Yanet. So I just don’t have a clue.

    I doubt if she’s the religious type. But none of them are communists.

  70. Lilliana

    I don’t understand this term sexual misconduct.
    It’s either consensual or not.
    Legal or illegal.
    If someone has forced someone against their will to do anything, go to the cops immediately when the evidence is still on/in you.
    None of this 20/20/30 years ago someone made me feel uncomfortable.

    I agree – I have no idea what sexual misconduct means. It seems blokes are meant to be mind readers and women are helpless waifs. So much for all the feminist’s bravado about equality and empowerment.

  71. calli

    Top o’ the mornin’ Cats!

    In LA today. Many…many shanty towns on the overpasses and verges. It has a real third world feel.

    Started off where I commented a few days ago – Numbers and Rae couldn’t resist having a go. Ho hum.

    People watching is great fun. Stereotyping is inevitable – individuals fitting into well worn behavioural grooves. Then they leap out and surprise me, and that’s the best bit.

    Hollywood is not glamorous. It is dirty, cramped and a little bit seedy. Worth a look, just to see how the magicians cast their spells.

  72. C.L.

    Jarrett’s accuser was a slut who clearly wanted to wrest him away from his wife, failed in that endeavour, ended up with a shithouse life (as his fortunes rose and rose) and then wanted revenge. It probably didn’t even matter to this anonymous c–t that she would lose. She just wanted to damage him … and the best part is she suffers no reputational damage and didn’t pay for anything.

  73. MatrixTransform

    It seems blokes are meant to be mind readers and women are helpless waifs.

    they like it that way … putting the Men’s in Mens Rea

  74. Spider

    Feelthebern

    Presumably then there are instructions which accompany the US Census to advise who should complete the form otherwise visitors etc would be counted which would skew the results.

    Or is that the point of Trumps amendment?

  75. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #3098268, posted on July 6, 2019 at 9:24 am
    Jarrett’s accuser was a slut who clearly wanted to wrest him away from his wife, failed in that endeavour, ended up with a shithouse life (as his fortunes rose and rose) and then wanted revenge. It probably didn’t even matter to this anonymous c–t that she would lose. She just wanted to damage him … and the best part is she suffers no reputational damage and didn’t pay for anything.”

    An excellent and very accurate summation of the whole sordid affair.

  76. struth

    Jarrett should now sue for damages.

  77. Entropy

    Worldwide, various sociology, psychology, environmental and gender-based studies have pondered this same puzzle. And they have consistently reported that women are both more interested in the environment and more active in “hands-on” efforts to improve the world around them.

    Why can’t a man be more like a woman?
    Women are so honestCompassionate, so thoroughly squaresincere;
    Eternally noblecaring, historic’ly fair;
    Who, when you winlose, will always give your back a patgroup hug
    Well, why can’t a man be like that?
    Why does ev’ryone do what the others do?
    Can’t a man learn to use his headfeelz?
    Why do they do ev’rything their mothersfathers do?
    Why don’t they grow up- well, like their fatherMother instead?
    Why can’t a man take after a woman?
    Women are so pleasantdiscerning, so easy to please;
    Whenever you are with them, you’re always at ease
    Would you be slightedpleased if I didn’t speak for hours?
    Why can’t a man be more like a woman?

  78. cohenite

    FMD 2:

    Dams, flight paths? Ask the UN World Heritage committee first

    Graham Lloyd The Australian July 6, 2019

    A UN committee including members from China, Cuba, Uganda and Burkina Faso will oversee key decisions on Sydney’s future water supply, flood mitigation and flight paths from the new international ­airport. Australia has agreed to give World Heritage Committee members full details of the envir­onmental impact of a planned ­increase in the height of the Warragamba Dam wall before any final decision to proceed is made.

    The committee has also requested final flight path data for the new airport to ensure there is no impact on the Blue Mountains, a listed World Heritage area. Planning for the airport has been under way for decades and intervention by the World Heritage Committee could mean flights are routed over populated areas rather than the national park.

    The committee has also told the federal government to limit future mining development in and around the protected zone….

  79. calli

    I see DrBeau is still alive and kicking too. No body snatching.

    There was a big quake in LA yesterday. Just in time for our arrival.

    The new cohort onto the ship are a slightly younger group. Aussies and Kiwis make up the more youthful demographic, with Brits and Germans amongst the elderly. Most of them are pretty spry, on account of their general slimness.

    The dancing last night was an eye opener. The Beloved and I were the first onto the floor (natch) – we do an excellent Austin Powers impersonation. Hope the audience of introvert Poms enjoyed the show.😁 Our idiocy convinced them that even they would not look silly by comparison.

  80. Entropy

    Of course, while in my fair lady that song wa a bit of a joke, feminists would mean every line in the above.

  81. cohenite

    they like it that way … putting the Men’s in Mens Rea

    That’s funny.

  82. Ellen of Tasmania

    So much for all the feminist’s bravado about equality and empowerment.

    We know a Pastor whose daughter was being hassled by a young man. She was eating an ice-cream at the time and when he wouldn’t go away she just squished it in his face and walked off. Said Pastor is very proud of his daughter to this day for such an action.

    But he gets hounded for being a patriarchal, misogynist, WASP. His wife and daughters are anything but shrinking victims. Go figure. They are, however, happily married women with lots of happy, well-adjusted kids.

    Feminists hate womanhood.

  83. Cassie of Sydney

    I was at a function last October and was speaking with two male friends..both of whom are stupid leftists…..both started talking about the whole “Kavanaugh” hearing with me…both trying to edge me on because both of them knew that I was right-wing. Each man said that they believed that Kavanaugh was “guilty”. So I said to both of them……guilty of what? I then responded and said okay then….I’m heading off shortly and I’m going straight to the police…..they both asked me why? I said that I was going to tell the police that both of them had waaped me five years ago. Well the blood drained from their faces and they both said it wasn’t true….I laughed out loud and said that the truth doesn’t matter….what mattered was “my truth” and that I believed that they had both waaped me and that…being a woman….I was always to be believed.

    They didn’t find it funny.

  84. calli

    We did a sail by of Little Old Queenie (Queen Mary), who is parked at Long Beach. Lots of horns and whooping and hollering, plus excellent fireworks and an Andrews Sisters style “Star Spangled Banner”. We are in Fort Lauderdale on the 21st – hope they have something to celebrate all things lunar.

  85. MatrixTransform

    Why can’t a man be more like a woman?

    a glance at Mrs MT’s hard drive
    5years of file structure tells me all I need to know about what happens when wymynsys organise things.

    she ordered a filing cabinet the other day … just wait and see

  86. calli

    But he gets hounded for being a patriarchal, misogynist, WASP. His wife and daughters are anything but shrinking victims. Go figure.

    Easy. Toughness breeds toughness. If he walked around on eggshells, they would be passive/aggressive halfwits. The Beloved takes no nonsense either. It works.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    Why can’t a man be more like a woman?

    Um…

    Tilting the Playing Field (5 July)

    As a girl growing up in the 1990s and 2000s, I had all the opportunities in the sporting world spread before me. I played all the sports I wanted and competed for roster spots and playing time against other girls. My peers and I were living the dream of those who crafted Title IX. It took a couple decades after Title IX’s passage to see its full effect, and now, not even fifty years after its enacting, we are at risk of returning to the days in which girls’ competitive sports opportunities are limited to ballet and drill team because girls cannot win when paired against males.

    Lady you’re mistaken. They aren’t males. They may look like males. They may have muscles like males. They may have Y chromosomes like males. They may even have dicks like males. But they aren’t males. If you say they are males you will go to jail. So enjoy your ballet.

  88. MatrixTransform

    That’s funny.

    lol thanks.
    I been saying that to dyke lawyers for years
    well when I started they were dyke law students
    … they never laughed

  89. Mark A

    Thought for the day


    There are more male writers for the same reason there are more male criminals – because men are more likely to do stupid, irrational things.”

    – Gareth Roberts

  90. MatrixTransform

    Feminists hate womanhood.

    winner!

  91. DrBeauGan

    They didn’t find it funny.

    I did, Cassie.

  92. struth

    Naidoc week
    Fueling up in Hawker SA I watched a march of 8 year olds or younger holding up an abo flag and protest signs demanding a treaty snd a voice……….
    All decked out in their Naidoc shirts with theit communist teachers pushing them down the road.

    No brainwashing going on there hey, Numbers?

  93. zyconoclast

    look who approves of this Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) job advert

    IT TAKES A CERTAIN TYPE OF PERSON TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY SAFE. SOMEONE LIKE YOU.

    COVERT ONLINE OPERATORS REF. 1814
    Stonewall Diversity
    ChampionDisability confident leader
    The Guardian UK

  94. Nick

    Titania McGrath:

    Hey @guardian. WTF?! There is no such thing as a “female voice”. 😡
    My friend Belinda sounds like Barry White, possibly due to her enormous testicles. That doesn’t make her any less feminine.

    Epic trolling.

  95. MatrixTransform

    COVERT ONLINE OPERATORS

    Numpty heads up the AU division

  96. Entropy

    Coven of angry feminist environmentalists obsessed with plastic straws and forks are puzzled and furious that no men attend their reverse Tupperware parties:

    Woke Barbie want to talk about the source of tools, Toolman Ken just wants to use the ones that work best.

  97. zyconoclast

    Power cuts add to Zimbabwe’s mounting woes

    It is just one aspect of the country’s dire economic difficulties as official inflation nears 100 percent and supplies of daily essentials such as bread and petrol regularly run short.

  98. Knuckle Dragger

    Excellent summation, C.L.

    You can see this whole sorry affair unfolding as though you were there.

    Aspiring young actor and random tart have a drunken shag one night, as thousands do in this country every day.

    The ‘I rooted a C grade actor’ talking point in the sewing circle becomes ‘B grade’ then ‘the Australian actor’ over the years.

    Then the #metoo, all chicks must be believed debacle kicks off at around the same time Wolf Creek starts really making money, and Jarratt scores a smallish yet entertaining part in a Tarantino film.

    Hello, she thinks, there’s serious coin to be made here. Suddenly becomes the victim of a terrifying attack by a drunken monster that she tried to deal with all these years but now (along with the Rush and MacLachlan accusers) thinks the tide’s turning in her favour, so my story must be told.

    No witnesses, no corroboration, no forensics, no nothing, he said she said. The OPP, as someone said, go weak at the knees and leave it to a jury, thus costing everyone (us) mountains of cash.

    Then the tide turns and it’s too late to withdraw. Suppression orders are applied for and made to protect identities, but only that of the drunken gold digger. A jury, twelve men good and true rightly throw the whole nonsense out in 15 minutes.

    A stupid, stupid, vastly expensive piece of shit that should never have got out of first gear. I might also add that some blame lies with the police, as a senior cop must sign off on the brief as having a reasonable prospect of a conviction or finding of guilt before it even gets to the OPP.

  99. zyconoclast

    STAB SPREE Afghan asylum seeker ‘stabbed random shoppers after asking if they were English’

    AN Afghan asylum seeker who attacked random members of the public with a knife was “fuelled” by a desire to kill English people, a court heard.

    Samiulahaq Akbari, 32, could be seen on CCTV footage walking into a Tesco store in Thornton Heath, South London, armed with a large blade.

  100. Rae

    Rae couldn’t resist having a go. Ho hum.

    Lol. Just some facts about cruising, Hun. In response to someone else, not you. But, as it was released days and pages late its not surprising that you, as a catcher-upper, were the only one to notice it.

    I think the Professor is relying on Perce the Parrot (that’s what a Popinjay is) not reading back. Wouldn’t want him breaching the Criminal Code again if he sees me commenting, too onerous removing the evidence. Was it him that threatened you?

  101. Bruce of Newcastle

    How many black transsexual dwarf spies are there out there really?
    GCHQ also has competition. It’s an applicant’s market these days.
    All those company boards requiring diversity appointments!
    And there’ll be one less available now that the new James Bond movie is in casting.
    It will take its martini shaken not stirred.

    Delingpole: Study – Woke Gender Quotas on Company Boards Reduce Profitability by 12 Percent (5 July)

  102. zyconoclast

    [email protected] SPREE [email protected] @sylum seeker ‘[email protected] random shoppers after asking if they were English’

    AN [email protected] @sylum seeker who attacked random members of the public with a kn1fe was “fuelled” by a desire to k1ll English people, a court heard.

    [email protected]haq [email protected], 32, could be seen on CCTV footage walking into a Tesco store in Thornton Heath, South London, armed with a large [email protected]

  103. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lady you’re mistaken. They aren’t males. They may look like males. They may have muscles like males. They may have Y chromosomes like males. They may even have dicks like males. But they aren’t males. If you say they are males you will go to jail. So enjoy your ballet.

    Glad I stuck with ballet. No pseudo-girls in our dance class yesterday. And – our 76year old very agile female teacher did the splits for us again, just to show that she could! How we all clapped and hooted. She’s an inspiration, although I don’t try to do the splits myself these days. Dancing keeps you young in body and it is really great for the mind too. How can you be old when music takes over your feet and the moves make you feel thirteen again?

    I love it on cruises when they hold learn-to-dance classes and you see people who haven’t moved much for years suddenly start to ‘get it’ and dance, with everyone busy and laughing and the conviviality flowing with the rush of blood to the head.

  104. zyconoclast

    Taking a Stand for Immigration Rights With RAICES* and Lyft

    America is an idea, not just a geography. This Fourth of July, let’s celebrate the American values of inclusivity, freedom, and opportunity by embracing the many ways it means to be American.

    * Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services

  105. From the arse end of the old thread –

    1735099
    #3098200, posted on July 6, 2019 at 7:21 am
    EV sales have doubled in Oz in the last 12 months.

    Response –

    struth
    #3098221, posted on July 6, 2019 at 8:29 am
    Good Moaning.
    I see numbers McSniffles is still embarrassing himself.
    EV sales are souring……….
    FMD.
    Why is not a question that lefties need to ask.
    Cherry pick for propaganda.
    What a wanker.

    Bingo!
    I had a small bet with my bride this morning at 7am.
    I bet her that if I posted a fact (not an opinion) that didn’t gell with the Harpic orthodoxy, I’d get at least one response which would include at least one example of gratuitous abuse, at least one mention of the term “left” or “leftie” and at least one reference to my sexuality.
    I was correct on all three counts.

    I learned as a teacher, that if you were so inclined – I wasn’t – you could set off a meltdown in a kid with Autism, by picking a known trigger and drawing it to their attention.
    Same thing happens here.
    It’s uncanny (and very funny).

    Clearly Catallaxy attracts people on the spectrum.

  106. bespoke

    Liberty quote:

    “Easy. Toughness breeds toughness. If he walked around on eggshells, they would be passive/aggressive halfwits. The Beloved takes no nonsense either. It works.”–calli

  107. lotocoti

    How many black transsexual dwarf spies are there out there really?

    Try to imagine the situation which requires the services of a BDT Increment.

  108. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I laughed out loud and said that the truth doesn’t matter….what mattered was “my truth” and that I believed that they had both waaped me and that…being a woman….I was always to be believed.
    They didn’t find it funny.

    Fantastic smack down, Cassie. All right-thinking women should try it on left-wing men.
    The whole believe all women ‘me too’ thing would immediately collapse.

  109. Bruce of Newcastle

    EV sales have doubled in Oz in the last 12 months.

    One born every minute.
    It must be about time to try selling snake oil again.
    If Gwyneth can sell actual goop Lefties will clearly buy anything.

  110. A UN committee including members from China, Cuba, Uganda and Burkina Faso will oversee key decisions on Sydney’s future water supply, flood mitigation and flight paths …

    Why the next revolution will be the bloodiest of all.

  111. Leigh Lowe

    A stupid, stupid, vastly expensive piece of shit that should never have got out of first gear. I might also add that some blame lies with the police, as a senior cop must sign off on the brief as having a reasonable prospect of a conviction or finding of guilt before it even gets to the OPP.

    Strange that a much more plausible accusation against a Senior Labor Figure didn’t get past first base.

  112. Nick

    A UN committee including members from China, Cuba, Uganda and Burkina Faso will oversee key decisions on Sydney’s future water supply, flood mitigation and flight paths …

    China: dam too small, make very big. Animals ? Can eat them ?
    Cuba, Uganda, Burkino Faso: what’s a dam ?

  113. Knuckle Dragger

    Garrison’s cartoon is, as other have said this morning, excellent.

    I gotta say though, I have a bit of sympathy for the States that became the Confederacy, having respect for the mindset of the time.

    Slavery was very much de rigeur in those times, common in both North and South and had been a global thing for millennia. The only wars at that point fought over slavery had been to protect various interests’ slave routes and the sources of labour.

    The mostly rural South, bereft of big industry and manpower had the most to lose and had perceived their Northern cousins as bullies for decades. There were landowners who treated slaves badly, sure. Think puppy farms. But quite a few didn’t and thought the same way farmer did today – treat your stock well and you’ll get ROI in spades. And they did.

    Then they all get told that a fundamental part of their existence, which their fathers and grandfathers and great-grandfathers had before them was now bad and they couldn’t have it any more. It would have been the equivalent of being told to learn to code, or that horses were bad and they had to give them up, which would have ruined the entire southern half of the country.

    And they told the equivalent of Big Government to fuck off, and took up arms even though they were, ultimately, on a hiding to nothing. And the rest is history.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    I see old half-a-mile-to-the-gallon is back.

  115. bespoke

    Classic Numberwang, destroying all his credibility on his protest about KD’s insults.

  116. Tel

    A UN committee including members from China, Cuba, Uganda and Burkina Faso will oversee key decisions on Sydney’s future water supply, flood mitigation and flight paths from the new international ­airport. Australia has agreed to give World Heritage Committee members full details of the envir­onmental impact of a planned ­increase in the height of the Warragamba Dam wall before any final decision to proceed is made.

    It has nothing to do with “Australia”, it’s a matter for New South Wales.

    Tell em they can but in when they find the clause in the Australian Constitution that gives authority over dams and water supply.

  117. Nick

    Strange that a much more plausible accusation against a Senior Labor Figure didn’t get past first base.

    I know someone who was part of the Oz filmmaking scene in the 70’s. There are stories out there that make the Jarrett accusation look weak. It’s interesting to see who gets accused and who doesn’t. Far more fertile ground out there among the luvvies, I can assure you

  118. I see old half-a-mile-to-the-gallon is back.

    That’s oil consumption, I presume.

  119. Knuckle Dragger

    Lizzie,

    Are you sure you’re not P? Never been to the Walgett CWA box social in 1951?

    Oh, how we danced.

  120. Bruce in WA

    Hey Sir Professor Doctor Doomlord, you may have to tighten up the moderation bot again …

    Anyone who has a social media account with a comments section — be it a blog, Facebook or YouTube channel — should regard themselves as fair game for a defamation action in Australia, a media law expert has warned.

    Oz Business Review online … probably paywalled.

  121. MatrixTransform

    extract from Numpty’s version of ‘fact’ …

    If electric vehicles alone were able to continue to double their sales each year for the next ten years, the simple maths of the situation would see them come to represent around half the market, as the next graph shows.

    The situation in the above graph is purely hypothetical – there are many reasons doubling each year becomes harder from a high base than a low base.

    – Jason Murphy is an economist, author and journalist who has worked for Federal Treasury.

    and also doenst provide a reference to hard numbers anywhere that I could see

    so following the retarded logic of economists that dont work for Treasury …

    Hmm, by 2028 theres 700k EVs
    2029 1M4
    2030 2M8 is about the year that EVs outnumber drivers.
    2031 Skynet gains self awareness

    Numpty you are by far the most retarded person Ive ever met online

    you should have a bet with the missus about how many times I will reserve the word retard for Numpty this week

  122. Knuckle Dragger

    Crikey bespoke, I haven’t insulted anyone today.

    Or did I?

  123. C.L.

    John Jarrett ought to be thankful that he isn’t Cardinal John Jarrett.

  124. Knuckle Dragger

    Nick,

    I worked in an inner-city Melbourne heroin-infested shithole in the mid 90s. It was home to an Australian actor would was ok, had a couple of good parts here and there but nothing really A Grade.

    We’d see him up and down the street fairly regularly. Always one up, never with his missus. Who, apparently, had a habit of falling down a longish flight of stairs in his converted loft.

  125. Bruce of Newcastle

    I gotta say though, I have a bit of sympathy for the States that became the Confederacy, having respect for the mindset of the time.

    Uh oh, KD said the C word.

    Act removed from Du Quoin State Fair lineup

    A band has been removed from the Du Quoin State Fair lineup. Confederate Railroad will no longer perform on August 27. The Du Quoin Weekly reports the band was removed because of their name.

    Thou shalt never say the C word.

  126. Tel

    Knuckle Dragger #3098321,
    Don’t use too much imagination … the US civil war did not start over slavery. Lincoln took interest in the cause of freeing the slaves AFTER the war had started, while earlier he had been willing to play ball with the South enforcing the return of runaways and other such things. Lincoln’s primary purpose was keeping the union together come what may, and he had campaigned on the promise that he would not in any way meddle with any existing slavery laws.

    https://www.mightytaxes.com/taxes-caused-civil-war/

    Read up on the Corwin Amendment which very nearly became the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution.

  127. MatrixTransform

    Or did I?

    its like provisional tax … yr paying in advance for insults you may make in the future

  128. Eyrie

    Wow! fewer than 1300 EV sales in 2018. That means 99.7% weren’t EV’s. Hybrid’s make some kind of sense for very short trips or lots of stop start traffic. None whatsoever on the open road where the weight of the battery /electric motor and controller will worsen fuel consumption.
    Anyone here silly enough to be prepared to park a Li-ion driven EV in a garage attached to their house or even sillier enough to charge it there?

  129. calli

    I see old half-a-mile-to-the-gallon is back.

    I’ll have you know Little Queenie does 58 yards to the gallon. The skipper said so. 😃

  130. bespoke

    Numberwangs protests over “spastic herder’, KD.

    ‘Progressives’ like 1735099 just think they are entitled to the absolute hypocrisy displayed at #3098310, posted on July 6, 2019 at 10:13 am.

  131. calli

    Which makes it difficult to justify one’s presence here and still hold Climate Catastrophism views.

    Or does it? Perhaps it’s beyond rational thought.

  132. MatrixTransform

    Its an ephemeral being made of light … us mortals would never understand

  133. Percy Popinjay

    I’ve no idea what the latest by Jon Kudelka is about.

    He’s very very angry with the Albodross for “allowing” the proles to keep some more of their own money.

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh, absolutely Tel. Many other issues were at play – slavery was ultimately the general catch-all issue.

    I do find a parallel though, with several current talking points. They all seem to centre around the normies being told how to live their lives by retarded mongs on the other side of the country.

  135. Knuckle Dragger

    And the Corwin Amendment would not have been wholly out of step with contemporary legislation in other countries at the time.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    EXCLUSIVE: Shameless Centrelink fraud who stole $90,000 from taxpayers QUIT her $80,000 job as a childcare worker after she was caught – so she could keep collecting welfare

    Ikraam Mohamud, 31, of Reservoir stole almost $90,000 in Centrelink payments
    The Somalian refugee was already earning decent money working in childcare
    Mohamud was warned repeatedly to declare her income but she ignored it
    When Mohamud was caught she quit her job so she could continue on welfare
    The mother of two faces up to 10 years in prison for the shameless crime

    Daily Mail.

  137. Percy Popinjay

    Does this mean that this time next year the scam is over?

    Gee, I wish someone had asked me that thirty years ago.

  138. Tintarella di Luna

    Feminists hate womanhood.

    And motherhood

    That’s why they’re so on board with transgenderism and gender queer theory, all to the detriment of women and girls – and the craven politicians just go along in case the twitter bird shits on them. What a world.

  139. Tintarella di Luna

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3098279, posted on July 6, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Cassie love your feisty activism and so does the Sunbather

  140. Nick

    The mother of two faces up to 10 years in prison for the shameless crime

    Lol. As if..

  141. Knuckle Dragger

    I haven’t called the spastic herder a spastic herder in days.

    And anyway all credit for that term belongs to mole.

    I should probably amend it to retired mediocre office-bound tax hoovering MX5 owning panywaist.

  142. C.L.

    Mark Latham ridicules Tracey Spicer following Jarrett acquittal:

    Real Mark [email protected]

    Another one slips through Dick Tracey’s fingers.
    Never has so much been promised and so little delivered, other than self-publicity for a wacko #MeToo fanatic gaming the media system.

  143. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘pantywaist’

    Ruined it.

    Going back to spastic herder.

  144. Tel

    Oh, absolutely Tel. Many other issues were at play – slavery was ultimately the general catch-all issue.

    No, read the link. Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation” only popped out halfway through the war, and was used as an issue to popularize the military cause … then afterwards they edited the history to claim that was what they were on about all along. The North wanted to extract tax from the South, effectively taking their share of the produce of those slaves … after the war the South could not have slaves, but they were allowed to run “convict leasing” which quickly became the new supply of labour, and the North kept taking a share in the produce, like they were before.

  145. bespoke

    I was referring to the irony of his post not having a shot at you, KD.

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes Tel. Lincoln freed the slaves, just like St.Gough brought the troops home.

    A hook that became more useful over time.

  147. bespoke

    I was referring to the irony of his post, KD I’m not having a shot at you,

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Everyone left hanging over Grampians National Park climbing banJohn FergusonFollow @fergusonjw
    Climber John Fischer on Castle Crag at Mt Arapiles. Picture: David Geraghty
    Climber John Fischer on Castle Crag at Mt Arapiles. Picture: David Geraghty

    12:00AM July 6, 2019
    23 Comments

    Fire is the Grampians National Park’s great contradiction. In one breath a ruthless environmental vandal; in another an opportunity for a reawakening. As the park becomes the focus of a protracted indigenous rights battle in western Victoria, it’s no coincidence that fire has helped fuel the debate. Thousands have now been locked out of one of the world’s great rock-climbing theatres as government and traditional owners combine in the name of cultural heritage.

    This is a story of national and global significance. Critics argue the debate has been manipulated by the government to create a simplistic and misleading impression of wrongdoing by climbers generally, who have been accused of harming ­sacred sites.

    There is, however, a much deeper story that goes beyond the superficial damning of a sport for political advantage.

    Instead, this battle needs to be seen through the prism of reconciliation and the first steps towards a treaty between Victoria and its first people and the desire by the Andrews government to achieve that reform.

    To do this, it must be seen to be providing traditional owners with much greater say over their heritage and to act to protect it, or face potentially millions of dollars worth of fines under Victorian legislation.

    This desire to ensure Victoria becomes the first state to enter into a treaty has led, in part, to the government effectively blowing up the reputation of a climbing community that insists it overwhelmingly does the right thing in the national park or would do the right thing if educated properly.

    From the Oz. Does the Victorian Government actually have the power to sign a treaty with the indigenous?

  149. C.L.

    If you’re wondering why Latham has slammed low IQ moron Tracey Spicer …

    In November last year, Jarratt’s talent agency Ignite Elite Artists said the actor “emphatically and completely denies the allegations of sexual assault”.

    “These allegations are completely unfounded and untrue,” Ignite Elite Artists said in a statement.

    The agency’s statement came after media personality Tracey Spicer asked her thousands of followers on Twitter to send her stories about the entertainment industry.

    “Please, contact me privately to tell your stories,” she wrote on October 18.

    Spicer later said more than 1600 women had contacted her, one of whom alleged John Jarratt sexually assaulted her in 1976.

    Speaking to The New Daily last year, Spicer said she advised the woman to go to the police and file a report, which the woman did.

    “I gave her the advice to talk to a female officer, and she did. It’s courageous to take that kind of action,” Spicer said.

    Jarratt strongly denied the allegation when Spicer went public.

  150. MatrixTransform

    MX5 owning

    A mate of mine a few years back was leaving the carpark in a little 2000-ish BMW Z3.
    We are standing around as group and taking the p155 out of him.
    I flagged him to stop and got him to roll the window down.
    Mate, I said … have you got girlfriend now?
    He goes, Nah. Why do you ask?

    I says … whose car are you driving then?

    I cant post his reply here

  151. stackja

    San Francisco school board votes to destroy controversial Washington High mural

    Charlottesville, Virginia, votes to remove th e birthday of Thomas …
    Washington Examiner-2 Jul 2019
    The Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 Monday to remove April 13, the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, as a paid holiday.

    Stalin airbrushed history too,

  152. bespoke

    Lincoln spoke out against slavery before he was elected but had to take a pragmatic line. Less then 10% had slaves in the south.

  153. feelthebern

    A couple of the early model Z3’s were real driving machines.
    I think Blair has one in the “Clown Shoe” model.
    BMW used to make awesome machines.
    Those days are gone.

  154. Boambee John

    Clearly Catallaxy attracts people on the spectrum.

    Clearly, the seagull is biassed against people on the spectrum.

    How is “wanker” a reference to someone’s sexuality?

  155. Muddy

    Tom
    #3098172, posted on July 6, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Dave Brown (London Independent).

    Others may have picked up that the tanks in this cartoon (thanks Tom), are pointing towards the White House, rather than away from it and defending it from external aggressors.

  156. struth

    Numbers hypocritically abuses, addresses nothing , defends nothing and ignores proof of education system brainwashing.
    It’s seems very convenient to be totally indifferent to facts but yet we keep whacking you with them and you keep coming back.
    It’s just embarrassing……… your lack of self awareness is born of hatred.
    You have serious mental health issues as do all fuckwits of the left.

    Sour unto death that you’ve allowed yourself to fall for the easy denialism of the left and exist to defend the indefensible and kid yourself your life wasn’t wasted in the pursuit and practice of totalitarianism

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    Indeed Stalin did, stackja. One of the world’s first photoshoppers too.

    There is a photo of Stalin, surrounded by several generals taking the May Day parade in (I think) 1944. One of the generals was Telegin, at the time one of the top knobs in the NKVD.

    By 1948 Telegin had been arrested and accused of counter-revolutionary activities, and every publication of the photo since had him airbrushed out of it.

  158. twostix

    Anyone who has a social media account with a comments section — be it a blog, Facebook or YouTube channel — should regard themselves as fair game for a defamation action in Australia, a media law expert has warned.

    I’ve warned about this, there is steam building up in the anglosphere to run a campaign making blog owners and newspapers personally liable for comments.

    Right wing blogs and a smattering of not-leftwing newspapers being the last places on the Internet where the everyman can state his views and read others opinions on politics and political players without being censored explicitly or implicitly by the bugman class.

  159. lotocoti

    BMW used to make awesome machines.

    Try finding a good E39 M5 for less than silly money.

  160. MatrixTransform

    innit hilarious that the one claiming to do the triggering is clearly the same retard that is perpetually the triggered.

    Numpty’s stimming on display every day … he just needs the keyboard

    sleeping with earmuffs and boxing gloves may help

  161. Muddy

    Ben Garrison takes it this time.
    (That was a late comment on Tom’s Cartoon Delivery Service).

  162. Leigh Lowe

    Why do I get the impression that Dick Tracey Spicer is a wymminses scorned and on a crusade.

  163. MatrixTransform

    Why do I get the impression that Dick Tracey Spicer is a wymminses scorned and on a crusade.

    her lips are moving

  164. mh

    TOMMY GUILTY Tommy Robinson supporters face off with cops as he’s found guilty of contempt for live streaming trial

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9443759/tommy-robinson-guilty-contempt-jail/

  165. Tintarella di Luna

    lol thanks.
    I been saying that to dyke lawyers for years
    well when I started they were dyke law students
    … they never laughed

    When I was doing the criminal component of a law degree (which I didn’t complete that’s another story) the lesbian lecturer said she was going to be teaching the subject from a feminist perspective. This was at UT,S in 1994 — but the phrasing at UT,S is very important

  166. Knuckle Dragger

    Yes, I also get the impression MzzzSpicer got a public knock back and now #allmenarebastardsthaticantpickup.

    Yet another middle aged, trowelled-on makeup wearing harridan telling us chicks are the fountain of truth, except when they mention that if your arse keeps expanding at its current rate, by Christmas it’ll be the size of a yoga ball.

  167. cohenite

    Cassie of Sydney

    #3098279, posted on July 6, 2019 at 9:35 am

    That’s very funny.

    My son was working in casualty many years ago and a young female druggie came in and demanded drugs for her condition and when my son refused because he was in the room alone she said she was going to accuse him of r.ping her if he didn’t. he pointed to the small camera in the corner and said go for it.

    I’ve never had it happen to me and I don’t know what I’d do if it did happen; all the credentials and social cache acquired over the years wouldn’t help as Kavanagh and others have found out.

  168. Mater

    1735099
    #3098310, posted on July 6, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Bingo!
    I had a small bet with my bride this morning at 7am.
    I bet her that if I posted a fact (not an opinion) that didn’t gell with the Harpic orthodoxy, I’d get at least one response which would include at least one example of gratuitous abuse, at least one mention of the term “left” or “leftie” and at least one reference to my sexuality.
    I was correct on all three counts.

    How is it a fact, Bob?

    Your statement:

    EV sales have doubled in Oz in the last 12 months.

    The article you linked to.

    1277 is NOT double 670. Therefore, not a fact.

    You do know what a fact is, don’t you?

  169. From the Oz. Does the Victorian Government actually have the power to sign a treaty with the indigenous?

    I believe that is the purview of the federal government

  170. Leigh Lowe

    You do know what a fact is, don’t you?

    No.
    Miles-per-gallon Spud does not.

  171. stackja

    Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation” followed Antietam. Abe didn’t have support for more action. Needed 14th Amendment. USA used to always moved slowly. Now Leftists are trying revolutionary action. MSM helping left.

  172. C.L.

    Anyone who has a social media account with a comments section — be it a blog, Facebook or YouTube channel — should regard themselves as fair game for a defamation action in Australia, a media law expert has warned.

    Of course the Liberal government could move to protect the speech of social media commenters.
    I know: LOL.

  173. if your arse keeps expanding at its current rate, by Christmas …

    it will get its own post code.

  174. John Constantine

    Their yarragrad Nazgul may not technically have the legislated power to prune away the anglosphere capitalist colonial past it loathes, and graft a new transnational socialist thousand year reich in its place, but:

    Yarragrad has shipping containers of semi-automatic assault rifles, made for military grade ammunition, and willing paramilitary death squads to issue the weapons to.

    Protest in the regimes courts, to be heard by orc judges appointed by the regime to progress the regime?.

    Silence, disarm and control.

    Anybody wanting to do a Logan’s Run outside the city to do a bit of solo climbing exceptionalism, instead of forming an urban protest mob to do a pogrom against racists is Unsound.

    Comrades.

  175. P

    Carpe Jugulum
    There was an enquiry here for you from Westie Woman a day or so ago.

  176. bespoke

    cohenite
    #3098382, posted on July 6, 2019 at 11:18 am
    I’ve never had it happen to me and I don’t know what I’d do if it did happen; all the credentials and social cache acquired over the years wouldn’t help as Kavanagh and others have found out.

    Indeed but JC will jump at your defense.

  177. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I believe that is the purview of the federal government

    From memory, there is also a convention that states that a valid treaty can only be entered into by soverein Nations. Good luck to the Andrews Govenment, I’ll bet good money their “treaty” won’t last five minutes in the High Court.

  178. cohenite

    These are also quite amusing, almost as good as the week in pictures:

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2019/07/05/friday-fail-212/

  179. P
    #3098390, posted on July 6, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Carpe Jugulum
    There was an enquiry here for you from Westie Woman a day or so ago.

    Cool – we are in the mountains out of Kobe at Arima, will have to message her, another commenter here is to the east of Osaka

  180. Geriatric Mayfly

    Eviction Notice. The scrub wrens have plonked a nest right in the middle of a hanging cyclamen, smothering the emerging blooms. Normally, I wouldn’t mind, but it is such an untidy affair of grass and dead matter. However, it is at window height and offers an excellent chance for watching proceedings.

  181. Ooops – west of Osaka, east is the ocean

  182. Stalin’s iron fist was constructed from red tape. Permits and licenses.

    We need a government permit to drive, build, cook, teach, farm, brew, hunt, fish, climb, camp, walk …

    Coming soon to Viktoristan. A government permit to publicly speak*, write or blog.

    Registration, permits and licenses are the future.

    I recall a soviet escapee standing on a suburban beach. His question was “Do we need a permit to be here?”

    * partially implemented

  183. struth

    Numbers quotes government fleet purchases as a win for coal powered vehicles.

    The dumb is beyond parody.

  184. Steve trickler

    Keep going, Dutch.



  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    Ooops – west of Osaka, east is the ocean

    We understand. Ponyo is on SBS right now. Easy mistake.

    (SBS World Movies channel is up and running, with a bunch of Ghibli movies today.)

  186. Mindfree

    Hey Bruce

    Lady you’re mistaken. They aren’t males. They may look like males. They may have muscles like males. They may have Y chromosomes like males. They may even have dicks like males. But they aren’t males. If you say they are males you will go to jail. So enjoy your ballet.

    http://anodtothegods.com/

  187. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I recall a soviet escapee standing on a suburban beach. His question was “Do we need a permit to be here?”

    russia still has internal passports

  188. Roger

    We need a government permit to drive, build, cook, teach, farm, brew, hunt, fish, climb, camp, walk …

    Visited a lake in a national park this week; the activity icons with red lines through them on the sign at the entrance outnumbered those without. Even wading in the water was verboten.

  189. Gab

    a glance at Mrs MT’s hard drive
    5years of file structure tells me all I need to know about what happens when wymynsys organise things.

    I resemble that remark!

  190. Gab

    Why can’t a woman be more like a man?

    Why can men be more like men and women be more like women?

  191. Steve trickler

    Goolag in motion again. This will not appear on your feeds.

    Repeat.



  192. MatrixTransform

    I now have a sample size of 3

  193. Some History

    They forgot “NO [HUMAN] POOPING”

    https://imgur.com/Ev2hLkA

  194. Just Interested

    A UN committee including members from China, Cuba, Uganda and Burkina Faso will oversee key decisions on Sydney’s future water supply, flood mitigation and flight paths from the new international ­airport. Australia has agreed to give World Heritage Committee members full details of the envir­onmental impact of a planned ­increase in the height of the Warragamba Dam wall before any final decision to proceed is made.

    It has nothing to do with “Australia”, it’s a matter for New South Wales.

    Tell em they can but in when they find the clause in the Australian Constitution that gives authority over dams and water supply.

    When its a world heritage area (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/917), the external affairs power of the Constitution will do. The Feds then have a duty to protect the areas. Thank you Tasmanian Dams case:
    http://envlaw.com.au/tasmanian-dam-case/

  195. notafan

    I don’t know, Cassie. Cuba is officially communist and theoretically opposed to Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. She doesn’t wear a crucifix as Osbel does. Neither does Yanet. So I just don’t have a clue.

    I doubt if she’s the religious type. But none of them are communists.

    I wonder how many Cubans are Communist?

    My guess these days it is only a very very few and most of those insincerely because for them being a card carrier means you get to walk on two legs.

  196. P

    (SBS World Movies channel is up and running, with a bunch of Ghibli movies today.)

    Thanks BoN.
    This one looks good, The 12th Man, tonight 9:40PM – 12:15AM, Channel 32 SBS World Movies.

  197. Some History

    Well, that’s not a good start.

    https://imgur.com/dKrEcC9

  198. notafan

    Yes but the fraud that is the #Metoo movement legitimised the absurd idea that “the victim must always be believed”.

    Seriously no. Vicpol and the DPP have been operating with a victims charter since 2006.

    Accusers do not even have to look at their alleged attackers, who must sit off screen while the accusers are in a ‘remote location’ and the court is cleared of all but court staff and lawyers, irrespective of age or gender of the accuser.

    This was a reaction of the appalling behaviour of the skaf and khan gangs and their legal representatives, towards their very young victims in court.

    #metoo has just encouraged more fauxictims to come forward, as has the availability of free money.

    victim’s charter

  199. Black Ball

    Rather expensive lunch with the kiddos but well worth the money. Local bakery has a play area whilst the adults enjoy a coffee.
    Then off to do a football report for the local rag between arch rivals in perfect conditions. Might even indulge in a beer as the ground is within walking distance. Enjoy your Saturday Cats and Kittens 🙂

  200. C.L.

    South Australian Labor government announces that users of plastic straws and cups will be arrested:

    A range of single-use plastics including straws and cutlery is set to be banned in South Australia — but that could be just the tip of the iceberg, with items including takeaway coffee cups and plastic bags also in the firing line.

    The SA Government said it intended to draft legislation later this year banning certain single-use plastic products, with the intention of introducing it to Parliament in 2020.

    “At first, we will look at products including plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers, with items such as takeaway polystyrene containers and cups next,” he said.

    “Further consideration would be needed when looking at takeaway coffee cups, plastic bags and other takeaway food service items following consultation.”

    ABC.

    A policy document entitled Turning the Tide on Single-use Plastic Products, which was released today, sets out the approach and outlines the scale of the environmental problem.

    “… if current trends continue, by 2050 there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish.”

  201. bespoke

    #metoo

    Bloke’s can say no to or not put themselves in the position. The boomers sexual revaluation has been a disaster for girls.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle:

    It comes as experts warn that the large-scale use of virgin paper in the production of “luxury” quilted toilet roll is heavily contributing to deforestation rates and destroying animal habitats.

    I wonder if the “rate of deforestation” they so blithely discuss is somehow due to no new specialty forests being planted?
    And why would you plant a forest if there was the chance – highly likely – that when it came time for harvesting the timber, the Greens would stop you?

  203. notafan

    I wouldn’t know what to do at a Catholic service, Notafan, and am beyond saving. But I understand that there are good people here. I would prefer to sneak in, have a word with the boss guy, if he speaks English, and sneak out.

    You don’t have to do anything besides which it will be in Spanish thus even more incomprehensible , if you sit at the back you won’t have to worry about stand sit kneel either, then bail up the PP with an habla ingles por favor? as he heads to the sacristy afterwards.

    You can treat it as a mere cultural experience if you like. You might even meet people who would like to have a conversation afterwards.

    PS no-one is beyond saving and the Boss guy speaks all languages.

  204. notafan

    It is by the way a very beautiful church, inside and out, a Jesuit one too.
    Makes me hanker to go to Spain again which has many similar churches, not bold enough for Cuba, especially not on my own.

  205. Cassie of Sydney

    “struth
    #3098369, posted on July 6, 2019 at 11:05 am
    Numbers hypocritically abuses, addresses nothing , defends nothing and ignores proof of education system brainwashing.”

    The SS guard doesn’t know how to be anything else.

  206. Confused Old Misfit

    Presumably then there are instructions which accompany the US Census to advise who should complete the form otherwise visitors etc would be counted which would skew the results.

    Just catching up here but this is a good idea?

    Instruction: If you are not a citizen of the USA return this form with only your name, address, DOB and , if possible type of documentation that allows you to be resident in the USA.

  207. Confused Old Misfit

    It IS a good idea. The ? was a typo.

  208. cohenite

    bespoke

    #3098391, posted on July 6, 2019 at 11:31 am

    cohenite
    #3098382, posted on July 6, 2019 at 11:18 am
    I’ve never had it happen to me and I don’t know what I’d do if it did happen; all the credentials and social cache acquired over the years wouldn’t help as Kavanagh and others have found out.

    Indeed but JC will jump at your defense.

    So head prefect is like a credential or social cache?

  209. Mark A

    Winston Smith
    #3098434, posted on July 6, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Bruce of Newcastle:

    It comes as experts warn that the large-scale use of virgin paper in the production of “luxury” quilted toilet roll is heavily contributing to deforestation rates and destroying animal habitats.

    What about the wood pellets that fuel UK power-stations?
    All the way from the US on top.

  210. Cassie of Sydney

    “.L.
    #3098354, posted on July 6, 2019 at 10:50 am
    Mark Latham ridicules Tracey Spicer following Jarrett acquittal:

    Real Mark [email protected]

    Another one slips through Dick Tracey’s fingers.
    Never has so much been promised and so little delivered, other than self-publicity for a wacko #MeToo fanatic gaming the media system.

    Spicer is a merchant of smears…I remember her a few years back distributing an obviously photoshopped image to smear Abbott. She is the creep….and a crawling one at that.

    And this is why I am very, very glad I voted for Latham here in NSW..he throws it back…just like Trump….and that’s what you gotta do.

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