Open Forum: August 3, 2019

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  1. Shy Ted

    Albo’ real howler on Incesters, sorry, Insiders, was, talking from the Garma, remarking how windy it was, said it would be ideal for RE. Wind turbine in a cyclone, solar panels in the wet season, LOL.

  2. Rafe Champion

    “Sinc looking good.”

    That goes without saying!

  3. min

    History seems to be suffering from forgettery. Firstly Albanese tells us that the First Nation has been here for 65 thousand tears. and that is not what anthropologists tellus about the migration from Africa and also DNA about who was first . Secondly , there have been teenager girls , half starved , who were delusional in the past. One ended up burnt at the stake and the other died from TB both were made saints . Possibly there are more I do not know about however these days we can diagnose mental as well as health issues.

  4. Roger

    What business is it of yours if I am officially acknowledged as a woman even though by all appearances I am man?!

    I’ll bite.

    Given that athletics in this country, including at the junior level, is highly subsidised by tax payer dollars, and given that current policies regarding gender disadvantage female competitors at all age levels, it is indeed our business how athletics in Australia – and at global level, since we contribute financially to that as well – is run.

  5. Leigh Lowe

    Most recent Newspoll shows ALP would have lost six seats in a general election.

    And the one on the morning of May 19 had the Liars winning in a landslide.

  6. Stimpson J. Cat

    What business is it of yours if I am officially acknowledged as a Friedman Economist even though by all appearances I am Keynesian?!

  7. Shy Ted

    Crikey, one of our steamed posters makes it to Week In Pictures. Just before his promotion to assistant projectionist.

  8. Geriatric Mayfly

    There were multiple, proud references to LSD and band members’ undaunted commitment to “break on through to the other side” (via those storied “doors of perception”).

    J. Morrison is on the other side now, his grave in Paris attests to this fact. When I visited to make sure he wasn’t coming back, there was a permanent guard on duty to deter people chipping off bits of his tombstone. That others had been gnawing at it was obvious.

  9. Ellie

    “Sinc looking good.”

    That goes without saying!

    And we get to see him talk at CPAC.

    Predicting a few protesters to be present. Could turn feral.

  10. Rae

    There’s a few posting here who share his beliefs

    Context, Hun. Nothing untruthful or defamatory in what the Vietnam Veteran said.

    Lots of Cats have openly supported on this blog whatever it is that Lauren Southern espouses. That has included posting videos of her espousing her theories, comments in support of her being allowed free rein to espouse them, and even a special post at the Cat when her attempt to espouse them at Lakemba was thwarted by the Police.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    And we get to see him talk at CPAC.

    Predicting a few protesters to be present. Could turn feral.

    Not protestors.
    Groupies.

  12. C.L.

    areff, because it’s you, I’ll take it on trust that this orgy club had no shortage of ladies wanting to get in. But it doesn’t seem likely to me.

  13. areff

    If you can dig it up, there’s a first-hand account for the Sun-Herald in, oh, May 1980 (Jeez, I’m getting old) — if I remember, it was the brown-streaked velour that summed up the sleazebag nature of the place. All as reported, including no shortage of hot and cold running women.

  14. Tom

    This is new: lag on the Foxtel satellite. It was so bad today I couldn’t watch the Greg Gutfeld Show on Fox News Channel (which in any case had been replaced by news coverage of the El Paso shooting) and the Pies versus Gold Coast game is unwatachable as the signal keeps freezing on its way down from the heavens.

    So I am entertainment-starved in an ADHD fashion. Command the Catery to entertain me, your omnipotent Doomlordship.

  15. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ah, “Conservatives”.

    David French
    @DavidAFrench
    Regardless of whether that manifesto is real, this is still true:
    We should be treating online alt-right/white supremacist radicalization with the exact seriousness we treat online jihadist radicalization.
    If that manifesto is real, then this is especially true.
    4:49 AM · Aug 4, 2019

  16. areff

    Tom, have you checked if a tree has grown to block your dish? I had the same problem and the Foxtel tech fixed it with a pruning saw.

  17. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ah, “Conservatives”.

    David French
    @DavidAFrench
    Regardless of whether that manifesto is real, this is still true:
    We should be treating online alt-®ight/white supremacist radicalization with the exact seriousness we treat online j®hadist ®adicalization.
    If that manifesto is real, then this is especially true.
    4:49 AM · Aug 4, 2019

  18. Shy Ted

    Festo mani from Al Peso here. Geez, the hoops we have to jump through for the spaminator. The festo is a hoax it’s claimed, who knows. Commenter on Gateway earlier took a description straight off FB. Demoncrat voter. The truth is out there. Just don’t let Joe Public know it.

  19. Tom

    Thanks for the suggestion, Areff, but our dish is in the centre of our roof, so the signal is unobstructed by anything between here and the Sun, except clouds.

  20. mh

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3123121, posted on August 4, 2019 at 12:23 pm
    It’s also very likely defamatory.

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3123124, posted on August 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm
    “““There’s a few posting here who share his beliefs.”

    And this isn’t defamatory?

    Sinclair Davidson
    #3123125, posted on August 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm
    Hasn’t named anyone or reasonably identified anyone.

    Sinclair, who has Cassie identified? There is someone who posts using a set of numbers as a username. She has not identified anyone.

  21. Tom

    The festo is a hoax it’s claimed, who knows. Commenter on Gateway earlier took a description straight off FB. Demoncrat voter.

    So, once again, as is now commonplace for the “news” media in breaking news stories, no attempt is being made to report actual facts about the case, just competing propaganda narratives.

    There is a yuuuge gap in the market for a news service that just reports facts.

  22. C.L.

    Sinc should be careful if he’s attending CPAC.
    Kenneally’s ban call last week was all about encouraging leftists to assault people entering the event.
    We need to arrange a bodyguard.

  23. egg_

    Aren’t nudist jobbies so that fuglies can get with good looking folk in the nuddy?

  24. Robber Baron

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is searching for a place where it’s “safe for a black M o o zley woman who wants to live alone”

    Israel.

  25. John Constantine

    https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/national/record-meth-bust-indicate-mexican-cartels-are-targeting-australia-afp/video/b129ee09768ddebbbf56c37bb008eb55

    Given that australias scumbag political elites willingly sell us out for some dim sims and a new huwei phone, how much corruption can be bought when the next billion dollar mexican cartel drug shipment gets through?.

    Do we really for a minute think 100% interception is happening?.

    Work backwards from the wastewater analysis and we can figure out the gross value of the drugs that australians bought, based on what they piss out.

    Camarada.

  26. Robber Baron:

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is searching for a place where it’s “safe for a black M o o zley woman who wants to live alone”

    Israel.

    +Gazillions. 🙂

  27. Top Ender

    Albo continuing his race to the most un-alternative leader of Oz ever:

    Labor leader Anthony Albanese has lashed the federal government’s federal inquiry into nuclear energy, saying the feasibility of the alternative power source has been examined “many times before.”

    It comes as Energy Minister Angus Taylor asked the Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy to investigate the potential of nuclear power in Australia.

    Speaking to the ABC’s Insiders program this morning, Mr Albanese suggested the inquiry showed the government was softening its position on lifting the ban on nuclear power.

    Several Coalition backbenchers have been pushing for an inquiry into nuclear energy, arguing nuclear could be a way to drive power prices down and cut emissions.

    But Mr Albanese said the issue had been examined many times before, with studies showing it would be up to three times more expensive than wind or solar when connected to other systems such as batteries or hydro.

    He said Mr Taylor should outline potential locations for nuclear power plants, considering they used large volumes of water and had to be built near rivers or the coast.

    Oz

  28. John Constantine:

    Do we really for a minute think 100% interception is happening?.
    Work backwards from the wastewater analysis and we can figure out the gross value of the drugs that australians bought, based on what they piss out.

    You’re assuming that the typical meth user pisses in a dunny…
    Comrade.

  29. mh

    Yassmin Abdel-Magied is searching for a place where it’s “safe for a black M o o zley woman who wants to live alone”

    Wasn’t she living in Khan’s London?

  30. Gilas

    Just catching up on a thread which is remarkably informative, even better than the usual.

    Point #1 – one million : John C should be classified as a national treasure

    Random example: This post.
    Absolute gold.

    .. and then..

    Mitch M.
    #3122394, posted on August 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    cohenite
    #3122365, posted on August 3, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    What conservatives and non-left people need are media outlets.

    There is nothing stopping them creating media outlets. The problem for conservatives is that they are woefully ignorant of human behavior and hence don’t know how to persuade people.

    Sure Mitch, I’ll just set up an alternative FB or Gargoogle tomorrow, between clinic patients, just like anyone else could, but was too lazy to.

    Arky and commenters alluded to this problem recently.
    The massive fly-in-the-ointment being that contestability in social (and other) media is virtually non-existent.

    About conservatives being woefully ignorant of human behaviour…
    ..A massive understatement!
    As well as being military-grade cretins when it comes to understanding basic human psychology and what drives mass appeal, conservatives are the laziest, whingiest grumble-arses who ever walked the Earth.
    All wind and no shit.
    Hence the results we now see.

  31. Stimpson J. Cat

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3123124, posted on August 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm
    “““There’s a few posting here who share his beliefs.”

    And this isn’t defamatory?

    I hate having to be the measured voice of reason, but sometimes I have to.
    You know I love you Cassie and I don’t want to upset you, but let’s be honest.
    Is Numbers a [email protected] and an SS Guard?
    Yes or No?
    He must be very very very old indeed.
    Maybe chill out a bit.

  32. bespoke

    I hate having to be the measured voice of reason

    New med’s Stimp?

  33. mh

    Stimpson J. Cat is an SS Guard !!!!!

    Is that defamatory?

  34. Leigh Lowe

    and the Pies versus Gold Coast game is unwatachable 

    That would still be the case if you were in the front row of the grandstand on the wing.

  35. Ellie

    Stimpson would look hot in an SS uniform! ❤

  36. Top Ender

    It’s SS Guard time!

  37. feelthebern

    Re-reading the Taibbi take down of the Mueller disaster.
    Great couple of paragraphs below.

    Russiagate isn’t just about bad reporting. It was and is a dangerous political story about rallying the public behind authoritarian maneuvers in an effort to achieve a political outcome. Republicans who battered Mueller with questions weren’t wrong. Investigators in the Russia probe made extravagant use of informants abroad (in the less-regulated counterintelligence context), lied to the FISA court, leaked classified information for political purposes, opened the cookie jar of captured electronic communications on dubious pretexts, and generally blurred the lines between counterintelligence, criminal law enforcement, and private political research in ways that should and will frighten defense lawyers everywhere.
    Proponents cheered the seizure of records from Trump’s lawyer Cohen, sending a message that attorney-client privilege is a voluntary worry if the defendant is obnoxious enough. The public likewise shrugged when prosecutors trashed Maria Butina as a prostitute, because Butina a) is Russian, and b) palled around with the NRA. This case has seen would-be liberals embracing guilt by association, guilt by nationality, guilt by accusation, entrapment, secret evidence, and other concepts that were considered an anathema to progressives as recently as the War on Terror period. In the name of preventing the “sowing of discord,” they’ve even embraced censorship.
    Finally, in an effort to milk the Mueller report for maximum effect, Democrats – ostensibly the party of card-carrying ACLU members – are trying to uphold a vicious new legal concept, “not exonerated.” In a moment that provided a window into the authoritarian tendencies Mueller once expressed with more fluency, the Special Counsel declined under questioning by Ohio Republican Michael Turner to reject the idea that in our legal system, “there is not power or authority to exonerate.”
    This was equivalent to no-commenting a question about whether people are innocent until proven guilty. In America, prosecutors don’t declare you exonerated, you are exonerated, until someone proves otherwise.

  38. JC

    Tracking back to last evening. Driller was told to go back and pour drinks and this was his reply.

    This passes as highbrow conversation in FNQ

    Socrates at the Pub
    #3122893, posted on August 4, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Ronery is the imbecile calling himself Zulu. 90% of his comments is whining about aboriginals.

    Anyone know how many Aboriginals live in JC’s street?
    Like, he’d know all about them, right?

    And the ethnic taunt.

    Socrates at the Pub
    #3122903, posted on August 4, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Anyone know the Italian for “I haven’t got the balls to live around Aboriginals, but I’ll sling shit at people who actually do live & work with them”

    Ha yea, living and working with “them”.

    The “lived experience”.

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2586229, posted on December 16, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Great- great grandfather Two Alpha was reputed to be able to make a dozy blackfellow, jump his own height with a well placed swipe from a stock whip….”

  39. calli

    Just catching up on a thread which is remarkably informative, even better than the usual.

    It was my lament about knuckle dusters and flensers wot dun it, Gilas.

    Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens the other.

    ⚔️⚔️⚔️

  40. johanna

    Tom
    #3123167, posted on August 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    This is new: lag on the Foxtel satellite. It was so bad today I couldn’t watch the Greg Gutfeld Show on Fox News Channel (which in any case had been replaced by news coverage of the El Paso shooting)

    Tom I watch Gutfeld live every week on youtube – no Foxtel needed.

    Just type ‘the greg gutfeld show live stream’ into youtube at noon every Sunday. But yes, they did replace it with largely worthless coverage (at least half an hour of Beta O’Rourke) of the El Paso shootings today. Very annoying!

  41. zyconoclast

    The Internet Is a Cesspool of Racist Pseudoscience

    The blame can be spread widely. Social media corporations, such as Twitter and Facebook, have allowed racist networks to proliferate. Recent research from Western Sydney University, looking at a decade of cyber-racism, has shown that race-hate groups are sophisticated and creative in disseminating racist propaganda to their followers online.

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson J. Cat is an SS Guard !!!!!

    Is that defamatory?

    The real question is,
    do you feel better having said it?

  43. Stimpson J. Cat

    New med’s Stimp?

    No, I genuinely hate having to be the voice of reason.
    Or any form of authority what so ever.
    It’s just not healthy.
    😁

  44. calli

    Where is Herr Flick when you need him?

    Oh, herr he is, wiz a friend.

  45. zyconoclast

    California Wants to Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist

    California’s Education Department has issued an “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum” and is soliciting public comments on it until Aug. 15. The legislatively mandated guide is a resource for teachers who want to instruct their students in the field of “ethnic studies,” and was written by an advisory board of teachers, academics and bureaucrats.

    Ethnic studies is described in the document as “the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity with an emphasis on experiences of people of color in the United States.” “It is the study of intersectional and ancestral roots, coloniality, hegemony, and a dignified world where many worlds fit, for present and future generations.”

    The document is filled with fashionable academic jargon like “positionalities,” “hybridities,” “nepantlas” and “misogynoir.”

    Capitalism is described as a “form of power and oppression,” alongside “patriarchy,” “racism,” “white supremacy” and “ableism.” Capitalism and capitalists appear as villains several times in the document.

    On politics, the model curriculum is similarly left-wing. One proposed course promises to explore the African-American experience “from the precolonial ancestral roots in Africa to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and enslaved people’s uprisings in the antebellum South, to the elements of Hip Hop and African cultural retentions.”

    Teachers are encouraged to cite the biographies of “potentially significant figures” such as Angela Davis, Frantz Fanon and Bobby Seale. Convicted cop-killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur are also on the list. Students are taught that the life of George Jackson matters “now more than ever.” Jackson, while in prison, became “a revolutionary warrior for Black liberation and prison reform.” The Latino section’s people of significance include Puerto Rican nationalists Oscar López Rivera, a member of a paramilitary group that carried out more than 130 bomb attacks, and Lolita Lebrón, who was convicted of attempted murder in a group assault that wounded five congressmen.

    In a sample lesson on Native Americans, the curriculum suggests students offer their responses to a fictional environmentalist speech by Chief Seattle as well as an anodyne quote about relationships from the recently deceased rapper Nipsey Hussle.

    The curriculum lauds bilingual education, but it omits that this program—in which teachers conducted class mostly in Spanish until seventh grade—failed in California and was disliked by much of the Latino community.

    Critical thinking is described not as reasoning through logic and consideration of evidence but rather a vague deconstruction of power relationships so that one can “speak out on social issues.” Thinking critically “requires individuals to evaluate phenomenon [sic] through the lens of systems, the rules within those systems, who wields power within systems and the impact of that power on the relationships between people existing within systems.”

    This curriculum explicitly aims at encouraging students to become “agents of change, social justice organizers and advocates.” {snip} Teaching objective history clearly isn’t the goal. Rather, it’s training students to become ideological activists and proponents of identity politics.

  46. Arky

    Thanks for the suggestion, Areff, but our dish is in the centre of our roof, so the signal is unobstructed by anything between here and the Sun, except clouds.

    ..
    Maybe it’s your massive fucking big ugly melon interfering with the reception.

  47. Ellie

    Great pins!
    Calli, some men look fabulous in stockings.

  48. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson would look hot in an SS uniform! ❤

    I would never wear one.
    I would leave that to the degenerate spawn of British royalty.
    😁

  49. zyconoclast

    The social justice group SOS Racisme has been using hidden cameras to test private French Riviera beaches for signs of “discrimination”.

    The left-wing anti-racism group said they have been using several different couples of varying skin colours to see how the private beaches react to them making various reservations and use hidden cameras to record the results, L’Obs reports.

    During one of the experiments, the group say they had a couple of North African appearance attempt to reserve chairs and they were told by staff that there was no more room.

    Shortly after the group sent a caucasian couple and said that they were welcomed and allowed to book a pair of chairs at the front row of the beach.

    The group say they are planning to file at least once complaint against one or more of the eight private beaches they tested.

    Paula Cornette, Regional Development Manager of SOS Racisme, explained the rationale for the experiments saying: “The purpose of this method is to be able to build a legal file. We work with volunteer lawyers who need a lot of detail to be able to file a complaint against the scene. They also use this information to produce annual reports that identify discrimination by sector.”

    The experiments are not the first time activists have tried to point out discrimination along the French riviera.

    In 2016, M00slim activists were accused of working with an Australian television channel to attempt to prove M00slim women wearing the sharia-approved “burkini” were being discriminated against.

    The activist wearing the burkini, along with the cameraman, were told to leave the beach and insisted that the reason for the hostility was the burkini but it was later revealed the beach-goers simply did not want to be filmed.

  50. Stimpson J. Cat

    Anyone know the Italian for “I haven’t got the balls to live around Aboriginals, but I’ll sling shit at people who actually do live & work with them”

    Yep.
    Basta fumare.

  51. zyconoclast

    Bailout Worth $115K A Week
    The largest daily newspaper in Canada, the Toronto Star, yesterday estimated its take of federal media bailout money is worth the equivalent of $115,385 a week. Payroll rebates will see publishers awarded up to $13,750 per newsroom employee: ‘They got what they wanted.’

  52. Tom

    Laughed out loud, Arky at 2.48pm. Just as well the neighbors aren’t in.

  53. JC

    If you’re going to commit financial fraud stealing money from retirees, DO NOT do it in the US. Do it here.

    Last October, a jury convicted former high-profile financial advisor Dawn Bennett on 17 federal charges related to a $20 million fraud scheme.

    On Wednesday, Bennett, 56, received the maximum prison sentence possible – 20 years – as well as five years of supervised probation upon release, InvestmentNews reports.

    Judge Paula Xinis also ordered Bennett to pay restitution of $14.5 million and forfeiture of $14.3 million, the publication writes.

    “Dawn Bennett knowingly defrauded retirees of their life’s savings — most of which she used for her own personal benefit,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. “She’s been held accountable for her lies and theft, and will now spend years in federal prison.”

    Barron’s included Bennett on lists of top advisors in 2009 but later barred her from its rankings when misrepresentations about her practice became clear to regulators and Barron’s.

    The charges against her included including conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements on a loan application.

    Evidence presented at trial showed that between December 2014 and April 2017, Bennett asked investors to put money into her internet clothing business. In her pitches, she made false and misleading statements. According to prosecutors, the advisor used investors’ money for, among other things, astrological gems and religious ceremonies to shield her from federal regulators.

    Bradley Mascho, Bennett’s co-defendant, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and to making a false statement. Sentencing for Mascho, 52, is scheduled for August 28. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

  54. zyconoclast

    Labor leader Anthony Albanese has lashed the federal government’s federal inquiry into nuclear energy, saying the feasibility of the alternative power source has been examined “many times before.”

    Like High Speed Rail?

    High-speed rail in Australia has been under investigation since the early 1980s.[1][2] Every Federal Government since this time has investigated the feasibility of constructing high speed rail, but to date nothing has ever gone beyond the detailed planning stage. The most commonly suggested route is between Australia’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, which is the world’s second busiest air corridor.[3] Various corridors have been proposed for a potential high-speed line.

    Anthony Albanese will meet with Japanese makers of super-fast train capable of travelling 600km/hr

  55. Gilas

    Anyone know the Italian for “I haven’t got the balls to live around Aboriginals, but I’ll sling shit at people who actually do live & work with them”

    Non posso sopportare gli Aborigeni, pero` mi piace sputtanare tutti quelli che lavorano e vivono con loro.

    You’re welcome.

  56. cohenite

    Having read the El Paso shooter’s manifesto I note:

    It is reminiscent of the NZ shooter’s manifesto including the environmental concerns
    It is manifestly racist
    It distorts fundamentally the democratic principles of the US
    It describes accurately the economic process of corporatism and the economic justification for high immigration rates
    It does refer to the Great Replacement theory
    It is being used by left wingers to justify abolishing the 2nd amendment with booker, harris and sanders already capitalising on it.

  57. stackja

    Another ‘peaceful’ Saturday night:

    Three teens injured after gatecrashers invade Northmead party

    A western Sydney father has described the traumatic scenes as a gang stormed his daughter’s 18th birthday party last night, stabbing two guests in the back.
    Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    August 4, 2019 9:40am

    A western Sydney father has described the traumatic scenes as a gang stormed his daughter’s 18th birthday party last night, stabbing two guests in the back.

    The party for Emily Brinsmead was lively, with about 50 guests, but peaceful until the small group rushed through the backyard of the home on Redbank Rd, Northmead.

    Emily’s father Mark Brinsmead said the violent gatecrashers wore beanies as well as masks tied across their mouths. He believed they were there to target one member of the party.

    “I don’t know why they were after him … they got him, he had a stab wound in the back,” Mr Brinsmead said.

    Another young male, a close friend of Emily’s was also stabbed.

  58. stackja

    German truck spills 10,000 bottles of beer
    A truck carrying crates of beer has spilled about 10,000 bottles onto a road after losing part of its load in the southwest of Germany, police say.
    Associated Press
    August 4, 2019 1:05am

    Police in Germany say a truck carrying crates of beer has lost part of its load, spilling about 10,000 bottles onto a road in the southwest of the country.

    Mannheim police said volunteer firefighters from two nearby towns and a local civil defence team took part in the salvage operation, but an estimated 12,000 euros ($A20,000) worth of beer was lost in the crash late Friday.

    Police said the truck driver is being investigated for failing to properly secure his load.

  59. Rockdoctor

    News.com kiddies try to beat up Brexit… Dunno about you but looks like authorities might be taking seriously a no deal situation if they are 3 months out stockpiling supplies…

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/delays-food-shortages-and-security-fears-cited-as-uk-heads-towards-no-deal-brexit/news-story/98e8e6524ae8859cd0f15e180ac519f9

    A Pommy colleague the other day confirmed why some middle aged types are against it, he had plans to retire in Spain reckons even done the reconnaissance, reckons there are heaps like him. After Brexit he will have to apply for a visa & the income requirements that go with it.

  60. C.L.

    Re Sinclair’s bodyguard for CPAC, maybe the Cat girls can get some of those cute uniforms of Kim Jong Un’s NoKo phalanx and accompany him.

  61. Gab

    I’m not protecting Sinclair if he wears his mankini.

  62. feelthebern

    Koreans are known for their thick legs.

  63. A Lurker

    On FB there is a report of a second shooting event in the US, this one in Ohio.
    Unsure of the details, but if factual, then two in one day seems to be more than sheer coincidence.

    For those who follow Q – perhaps the Deep State is trying to herd the media sheep towards their own narrative, and away from other events?

  64. Sinclair Davidson

    Gab!

    Hurting my feelings.

  65. Some History

    I’m not protecting Sinclair if he wears his mankini.

    For the ladies. Available at World Wide Shop:

    https://worldwideshop.com.au/products/mankini-hairy-swimsuit

  66. Ellie

    Re Sinclair’s bodyguard for CPAC, maybe the Cat girls can get some of those cute uniformsof Kim Jong Un’s NoKo phalanx and accompany him.

    I have some steelcapped thigh high boots for the occasion.

    If I could upload them I would.

    How do you upload a real life pic to this blog? It appears to be impossible.
    Someone know how to embed?

  67. mh

    Jerusalem Post

    SHOOTING IN OHIO, FIRST REPORTS: AT LEAST 7 PEOPLE KILLED

  68. Some History

    For the ladies. Available at World Wide Shop:

    Hort Cootuah? What lady doesn’t want to look like a hairy nitwit wearing a mankini?

  69. Some History

    For the ladies. Available at World Wide Shop:

    According to the website, there have been 13 sold in the last 24 hours!

  70. notafan

    No-one sane should take q seriously.

    Or insane for that matter.

  71. mh

    1st Ashes Test $7.00 draw.

    Forecast is showers next two days.

  72. bespoke

    Stinky McCuddlemuffin
    #3123248, posted on August 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm
    Gab!

    Hurting my feelings.

    This is what happens when your surrounded by sycophants.

  73. Speedbox

    Police and emergency personnel are responding to reports of a shooting in Dayton, Ohio.

    Multiple people were shot in the Oregon District neighborhood on Saturday night, according to local media. A Dayton police dispatcher would not confirm the reports, saying only that they had “nobody available to talk right now.”

    Elizabeth Long, spokeswoman at Kettering Health Network, which operates several Dayton area hospitals including Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center, said they were expecting and receiving victims from the shooting ― though she gave no indication of how many victims there were nor their conditions.

    The reported attack came hours after at least 20 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and less than a week after a gunman opened fire at a garlic festival in California, killing three people including two children.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  74. Dr Fred Lenin

    Aboriginal voice ? Think of it as Australias European Union type Bureaucracy , a pack of unelected spongers bludging on the long suffering taxpayers .
    As for Reparations when are the recipients going to compensate the taxpayers for funding Centrelink ?

  75. Dr Fred Lenin

    Stackja ,did the police make many arrests for drunk and disorderly? Not all of the bottles would have broken , . The cells were probably full if singing drunks loving the luck of free beer.

  76. Stimpson J. Cat

    No-one sane should take q seriously.
    Or insane for that matter.

    You do realize James Bond is just a series of films?
    I shouldn’t have to point this out.
    Honestly, people, please.

  77. 1735099

    It is being used by left wingers to justify abolishing the 2nd amendment with booker, harris and sanders already capitalising on it.

    Show me where any of these called for the banning of the 2nd amendment.
    More effective gun regulation is not “banning the 2nd amendment”.
    For many years in the USA the 2nd amendment existed quite comfortably with tighter regulations than exist now.

  78. Rockdoctor

    Just found out Ray Meagher is having heart surgery. My anecdote, young & full of beer at Crown Casino some two and half decades ago hassled him for a autograph for a housemate of mine studying Nursing who was a Home & Away tragic. Despite interrupting him & the person he was drinking with (that I later look on & still feel bad I did that) he was very amiable, was not a problem. Seemed like a good bloke. Wish him speedy recovery.

  79. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    How do you upload a real life pic to this blog? It appears to be impossible.
    Someone know how to embed?

    can’t. you can make short video upload it to youtube and embed that. otherwise upload the image to one of the image sharing sites and post a link to it.

  80. bespoke

    For many years in the USA the 2nd amendment existed quite comfortably with tighter regulations than exist now.

    BS! What “tighter regulations”?

  81. Nick

    Just what percentage Aboriginal will our well paid ‘voice’ actually need to be, I wonder?

  82. mh

    Ashley and Martin tv ad using gay couple – one white, one black – to sell hair loss treatment.

    I won’t be using Ashley and Martin to treat my male pattern baldness.

  83. Top Ender

    Look at what officiated Heidi Klum’s wedding

    Absolutely horrible.

  84. bespoke

    Specifically What “tighter regulations” made the USA “quite comfortably” i.e. lowed the rate not just existed. And prove it increased the rate because of removing the regulations.

    Go! Numberwang

  85. Chris

    For many years in the USA the 2nd amendment existed quite comfortably with tighter regulations than exist now.

    BS! What “tighter regulations”?

    That will be a reference to the laws New York, Washington and other murder capitals, that prevented people owning guns for self-defense.
    The active oppression against people owning guns in their homes for self-defense was found unconstitutional, in a case maybe 5-7 years ago.

  86. MatrixTransform

    More effective gun regulation is not “banning the 2nd amendment”.

    Straya’s gun regulation doesn’t seem very effective lately especially in Melbourne.
    Are you sure there aren’t other factors at play?

    maybe we need more effective ‘effective’ regulation?

  87. Atoms for Peace

    JC..you can buy a Heidi Klum rose in Switzerland. Apropos of nothing really ….

  88. zyconoclast

    Ashley and Martin tv ad using gay couple – one white, one black – to sell hair loss treatment.

    There was an on Youtube.
    I forget the product but had two men giving each other the eye and then we see a baby in a rocker between them.

  89. MatrixTransform

    Ashley and Martin tv ad using gay couple – one white, one black – to sell hair loss treatment.

    reckon they might get better results with a hairy one and a bald one…

    just sayin’

  90. MatrixTransform

    I left out the term market penetration … because… phrasing

  91. cohenite

    These lone shooters are obviously communicating with each other and are idealistically bound. They are shitheads of the lowest kind because they are obviously misanthropes with a strong racial context; and they are stupid because the very things they oppose, further suppression of self defence rights and intensification of corporatism, immigration and left wing control, will be empowered by their actions. Maybe they aren’t stupid.

    Guns will always be obtainable by terrorists and criminals. The government cannot protect you. Why should every citizen therefore not have the right to self-defence and be able to arm themselves. Large public gatherings will always be the preferred target. I can’t imagine anything worse than being in a situation with armed attackers and having no means to defend myself.

    The left don’t care about individuals. This is a trigger point which they will use to justify disarming and emasculation of the populace. Like I said the demorats are already using this massacre to do this.

  92. MatrixTransform

    I forget the product but had two men giving each other the eye and then we see a baby in a rocker between them.

    that was an ad for condoms.

  93. dover_beach

    Good question Dover.

    What business is it of yours if I am officially acknowledged as a woman even though by all appearances I am man?!

    (emphasis added)

    The fact of the matter should count for something in public papers.

  94. Atoms for Peace

    If a dog has been neutered, can it identify as a trannie?

  95. If a dog has been neutered, can it identify as a trannie?

    Hey, just realized, those green rubber bands for calves must be cheaper than gender reassignment surgery.

  96. MatrixTransform

    Ashley and Martin don’t care what anybody thinks.

    they’re proud parents of a gender indeterminate human being

    …the one

  97. Dr Faustus

    Labor leader Anthony Albanese has lashed the federal government’s federal inquiry into nuclear energy, saying the feasibility of the alternative power source has been examined “many times before.”

    The last time it was examined, by Ziggy Switkowski in 2006, nuclear energy was kicked into the long grass on economic grounds. The study concluded that given the need to set up an entire new industry from scratch, Australian nuclear-generated electricity would be 20% to 50% more expensive than generation by coal or gas.

    In 2006 the average spot price for electricity in the NEM was between $26 and $39/MWh.

  98. Muddy

    Aboriginal voice?

    There can be no voice – at least no audible voice – if our indigenous population continue on the path to mummification, which is where their ‘leaders’ have been, and continue to, take them. When you mummify something, you freeze it in time: no movement, no ebb and flow, no absorption or emission of knowledge or wisdom. Certainly no ‘voice.’ The only communication will be by the selected few: the living deities for the benefit of whom all else exists. The mummified will be mute. Uncomprehending. Immobile. Powerless. Ornaments gathering dust in the corner of a dank, subterranean tomb. Only their deities will experience life. Wait a minute …

  99. 1735099

    What “tighter regulations”

    The Clinton administration’s ban on assault weapons which lapsed (in 2004, IIRC) for starters.

    The Yanks got into this situation by demanding firearms to protect themselves.
    They’re now hoist on their own petard.
    Paranoia is a national characteristic across the Pacific.
    And idiots posting here would send us down that same track.
    Utter madness.

  100. 1735099

    Disarming and emasculation of the population

    Why do gun wankers constantly use sexual metaphors?
    Compensation?

  101. zyconoclast

    Labor leader Anthony Albanese has lashed the federal government’s federal inquiry into nuclear energy, saying the feasibility of the alternative power source has been examined “many times before.”

    The last time it was examined, by Ziggy Switkowski in 2006, nuclear energy was kicked into the long grass on economic grounds. The study concluded that given the need to set up an entire new industry from scratch, Australian nuclear-generated electricity would be 20% to 50% more expensive than generation by coal or gas.

    In 2006 the average spot price for electricity in the NEM was between $26 and $39/MWh.

    South Australia NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ROYAL COMMISSION

    According to wiki
    Final report
    The Final report says that SA could profitably take nuclear waste from other countries and store it locally. The report says that there is presently limited local opposition to mining and exporting uranium in SA, and it advocates the expansion of the uranium industry. The report says that nuclear power is unlikely to be profitable in SA, as is the processing of uranium before export.[60] The final report recommends the repeal of state and federal prohibitions which currently prevent further development of the nuclear industry in South Australia beyond its current role in the mining and export of uranium oxide concentrates.

  102. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Paranoia is a national characteristic across the Pacific.

    You have to be paranoid to think that inanimate objects cause paranoia.

    “I have a rock that keeps tigers away”

    *Lisa, I’d like to buy your rock…*

  103. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Q outed itself as a 4chan joke played on boomers months ago.

  104. stackja

    El Paso shooter assumed no one was carrying in the shop.
    The shooter just aimed and killed until armed police arrived then surrendered.

  105. P

    The Australian (paywalled)
    “German long bonds go negative
    Investors spooked by trade tensions pushed 30-year German government yields into the negative for the first time.”

    The Wall Street Journal (No WSJ membership: no access)
    “Germany’s Longest Bond Goes Negative for First Time
    Rates on 30-year bunds dip briefly to minus 0.002% as investors seek haven assets”

    Does any of this matter to us?

  106. zyconoclast

    2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance review
    MSRP
    $88,104

    The Model 3 is currently the only car in the country capable of charging at 250kW through a DC fast charger. Australian Model 3 vehicles are fitted with the increasingly common CCS Type 2 Combo plug type that facilitates both AC and DC charging. When plugged in to the fastest charging option, the Model 3 will charge from 10–80 per cent in 22 minutes.

    Home charging in the form of an AC wall box at 3.7kW takes around 23 hours from empty to full. Other charging options include single-phase AC (up to 7.4kW) and three-phase AC charging (up to 11kW). Realistically, most owners will use home-charging infrastructure that tops up their vehicles supplementally, as opposed to charging continuously from empty to full.

  107. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    conservatives are the laziest, whingiest grumble-arses who ever walked the Earth.
    All wind and no shit.
    Hence the results we now see.

    Possibly the truest comment I have ever read on a blog site.
    Well done Gilas.

  108. Muddy

    Why do gun wankers constantly use sexual metaphors?

    Did someone just use a sexual metaphor to decry the use of sexual metaphors?

  109. egg_

    Aboriginal voice?

    Aboriginal Industry voice?

  110. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Interesting.

    Fort Denison more reliable than satellites.

    Hydrographic Surveyor of NSW Australia Daniel Fitzhenry says data recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology at Fort Denison in the Sydney Harbour is “more accurate than satellite” on sea levels.

  111. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Well spotted Muddy.

    Poor old Gomer is flailing quite badly now.

  112. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Ft Denison is 6 cm LOWER than in 1914.

    The mean sea level VARIES by 20 cm.

  113. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Did someone just use a sexual metaphor to decry the use of sexual metaphors?

    Classic!

  114. zyconoclast

    Rose Hudson-Wilkin to become Church of England’s first black female bishop 2019

    Good to see there will be no chip on her shoulder

    Rose Hudson-Wilkin: My battle against racism and sexism 2017
    The most senior black female cleric in the Church of England tells Katie Stock how she became chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons

    Did you see changes in that community as you took that approach?

    Yes. As I approached the time of my ordination to the priesthood somebody said, “I want you to know, I was one of those who resigned but I must tell you now that God has called you.” So, here were these people who had changed their minds because they had seen something of a reflection of Christ in what I was doing.

    There are times when you’ve got to let the Holy Spirit work. You don’t have to fight for Jesus. The day that I have to fight for Jesus is a day when I have to think, “Hang on a minute, who is this God?” Let the Holy Spirit change people’s hearts.

  115. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Men are treated like garbage, the results are inevitable.

    All decent conservatives and libertarians will want to change this.

    Civilisation ought to afford dignity to all.

  116. Arky

    You’re supposed to wait five hours before releasing my comments from moderation so that no one reads them.

  117. mh

    All wind and no shit.

    If it’s shit that libertarians are looking for then yes, maybe you won’t like the thoughts of conservatives.

  118. twostix

    Why do gun wankers constantly use sexual metaphors?

    The other day numbers here was telling us about his brother in law who happily owns a .303.

    If only he knew what numbers really thinks of him.

    It’s ok, we know you use this place to say the things you can’t say in your One Nation voting, nationalist, gun toting, regional QLD community.

  119. calli

    Muddy
    #3123316, posted on August 4, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Tee hee

  120. Tel

    Poor old Gomer is flailing quite badly now.

    Now now … it’s about Listening and refraining from name calling.

    You should Respect Numbers’ opinion, the same way he respects your opinion. Very important!

  121. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    You need to stop feeling guilty for what the Liberal party has done to you mh.

    Please stop taking it out on libertarians.

    We did not get elected as PM saying we liked Rand, the cement in Gough’s agenda, we didn’t have 60% personal income tax rates, we didn’t take your guns away, your water rights, the trees on your land and we didn’t say that freedom of speech is the freedom to be bigoted.

    We didn’t legislate metadata laws, give up on labour market reform and we didn’t blow the Commonwealth debt to 600 bn AUD.

  122. Percy Popinjay

    It’s just a “conflict of instinct“, I tells ya.

    Vale, Damo.

  123. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    “theN

  124. Pickles

    From the land that brought you Sir Robert Menzies…

  125. Pickles

    When it comes to fleecin ya the Poms have got the edge on the Gyppoes.

  126. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    If it’s shit that libertarians are looking for then yes, maybe you won’t like the thoughts of conservatives.

    mh, ffs stop being an idiot like the other twits who think the lifelong bureaucrat, Milton Friedman, had anything to do with libertarianism.

    Here is a link to Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law”. Bastiat was the Father of Libertarian Philosophy.
    Go find out for yourself what it’s all really about.
    I can assure you it’s got sweet fvck all to do with what you’re whinging about.
    Take Fisky with you.

  127. Nick

    Heh, Bazza Mc Kenzie, Pickles

  128. Percy Popinjay

    Hey don’t you feel,

    That’s nothing real …

    Except pretty pictures:

  129. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Good evening Calli.

    Thanks for the heads up re “Lake Placid”.
    A truly excellent, entertaining movie.

  130. Farmer Gez

    Fort Denison more reliable than satellites.

    It’s always puzzled me as to how you could ever get close to the millimetre accuracy needed for height measurement required for sea levels.
    Using GPS on land you need to factor in the height above ground level of the receiver to achieve even 2 centimetre accuracy.
    A moving surface and no static base makes the measurement as dodgy as all get out to my mind.

  131. Speedbox

    El Paso shooter assumed no one was carrying in the shop.
    The shooter just aimed and killed until armed police arrived then surrendered.

    As part of the report I read this morning was a direct comment by a guy (who was apparently ex military) who was carrying a licensed concealed handgun.

    He was inside the mall at the time of the shootings and could clearly hear it. He said that he saw many people running including children. He said he grabbed a couple of kids and took them outside to safety. Good for him and maybe I’m being a bit churlish but if, as reported, he was ex military and had a licensed handgun with him, why didn’t he go towards the threat rather than withdraw (albeit with a couple of kids).

    I’m not anti guns – I just don’t buy into the concept that multitudes of armed civilians are a natural barrier or defense against these lunatics who indiscriminately shoot civilians. For goodness sake, this most recent event occurred in TEXAS on a Saturday afternoon. The mall was busy and presumably there may have been many other similarly armed people in the mall – but no one returned fire.

    The instinct of the man mentioned was to withdraw and take a couple of kids with him. Fine, but what good did having the gun actually do?

    Alternatively, if no other civilian had a gun (other then the man I mentioned), it equally defeats the proposition that armed civilians are a defense against these incidents if they all left their guns at home!

  132. mh

    Wow, some people here sure are sensitive to a one-liner!

    😆

  133. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    It’s always puzzled me as to how you could ever get close to the millimetre accuracy needed for height measurement required for sea levels.

    You can’t, Farmer Gez.
    Even the satellite figures that the climate scientists and other assorted Greenies like to quote, actually only claim an accuracy to plus or minus 10 centimetres.

    Which is pretty much in line with what the hydrologist on Bolt said.

  134. egg_

    the signal keeps freezing on its way down from the heavens.

    Has the dish become misaligned?
    The receiver should have a signal strength indicator.

  135. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    mh
    #3123348, posted on August 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Wow, some people here sure are sensitive to a one-liner!

    Please don’t ape m0nty when you get called on bullshit.

    “It’s only a joke!”

  136. Top Ender

    The shooter was using a semi-automatic rifle from what is being reported.

    Taking on someone armed with that sort of firepower, with a handgun, is asking a bit much. It would largely depend on whether you could surprise the gunman, preferably from behind. Handguns are pretty inaccurate too – you’d need to be very close to be sure of your shot.

  137. Old School Conservative

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3123325, posted on August 4, 2019 at 7:01 pm
    Men are treated like garbage, the results are inevitable.

    Anecdote o’clock.
    Last weekend, the RNS hospital at St Leonards had 14 of 28 beds in the IC Unit filled with failed suicide attempts.
    Suicide seems to be on the rise.

  138. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Bad times OSC.

    Business lending fell last period.

  139. mh

    Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault
    #3123315, posted on August 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm
    conservatives are the laziest, whingiest grumble-arses who ever walked the Earth.
    All wind and no shit.
    Hence the results we now see.

    Possibly the truest comment I have ever read on a blog site.
    Well done Gilas
    .

    My one-liner showed up who the real grumble bottoms are!

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The shooter was using a semi-automatic rifle from what is being reported.

    Taking on someone armed with that sort of firepower, with a handgun, is asking a bit much. It would largely depend on whether you could surprise the gunman, preferably from behind. Handguns are pretty inaccurate too – you’d need to be very close to be sure of your shot.

    My understanding is that the weapon was an AK 47, but, yes, Top Ender is correct.

  141. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Handguns are pretty inaccurate too

    That can’t be true, Top Ender.
    In the Dirty Harry movie I watched last night (The Enforcer), he was getting a six shot half inch grouping at fifty yards. Quickly.

    Next thing you’ll be telling me Dirty Harry isn’t a real person.

  142. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    My one-liner showed up who the real grumble bottoms are!

    Fair enough, mh.
    Well discuss it again in the New Year.

  143. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Is that an invite, Calli?

  144. cohenite

    The left have always equated owning a gun with penis compensation. Obviously:

  145. RobK

    the signal keeps freezing on its way down from the heavens.

    If it’s not misalignment, then it could be deteriorating cable dielectric or water ingress at any joints, or a spider nesting on the LNB at the focus of the dish (not that uncommon). I understand you established it’s not trees that have encroached. It doesn’t take much to drain the signal.

  146. 1735099

    Taking on someone armed with that sort of firepower with a handgun is asking a bit much.

    Correct.
    Then there’s a whole range of other issues, such as the environment, (hard surfaces – ricochets – overshoot), surprise, etc.
    The notion that an armed citizen can stop somebody with an automatic long arm intent on slaughter is utter nonsense.
    It is a fiction that has been sold to gullible Yanks by the NRA.
    You can tell them anything – sell them anything.
    Dress it up as a constitutional amendment and you’re in like Flynn.
    These weapons are extremely efficient killing machines. That’s what they were designed for.
    Ask Mikhail Kalashnikov.
    They should not be available to civilians in anything resembling a civilised society.
    Mind you, in 2019, with the current POTUS, it’s a stretch to classify the USA as “civilised”.

  147. egg_

    Re Conservatives on a “backwater blog” with no influence, I disagree.

    The International Conservative voice via the combined efforts of blogs such as Bolt, Blair, Catallaxy, Small Dead Animals; Jo Nova, WUWT &c. on Science have a large impact, and the likes of Their ABC likely hate their dissent and trawl them for comments.

    Comments on Blog posts are often picked up by their hosts and end up in the MSM.
    When Pete Gray* threw a shoe at JWH, it was reported that they were looking for a clown shoe (by yours truly) and aptly repeated by Bolta in a post.

    Ridicule is a powerful weapon against the faux sanctimony of self-styled Progressives.
    Catallaxy’s live blogging Q&A fred is an institution on teh intarwebs.

    *Now deceased.

  148. calli

    Please don’t spoil my enjoyment of silly movies with inconvenient facts.

    I’ve just watched the Hoover Dam collapse plus most of LA.

    No blindfolded cows yet.

  149. stackja

    Report: Iran seizes tanker carrying ‘smuggled fuel’
    8 minutes ago
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has seized an oil tanker carrying 700,000 liters of “smuggled fuel” in the Persian Gulf, Iranian media reported Sunday.

    State TV and the semi-official Fars news agency reported that seven crew members were detained when the ship was seized late Wednesday. They did not provide further details on the vessel or the nationality of the crew.

    “This foreign vessel had received the fuel from other ships and was transferring it to Persian Gulf Arab states,” Fars quoted Gen. Ramazan Zirahi, a Guard commander, as saying.

    This would mark the third commercial vessel seized by Iranian forces in recent weeks and the second accused of smuggling fuel. Tensions have soared in the Gulf in recent months as the U.S. has boosted its military presence and oil tankers have been seized by Iranian forces or targeted by unknown saboteurs.

  150. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    They should not be available to civilians in anything resembling a civilised society.

    You’re actually completely incorrect. Even if you justify gun control in a “civilised society”, the justification for civilian ownership then becomes stronger the less civilised society becomes (as you claim the US is a nation full of savages now because the US rejected Hillary’s “vote for me because I am a woman” schtick).

    Or you could accept that America is, in fact, a very safe place to live and that you are fooled by large numbers, but also Trump winning might have been decided with the same certainty as a coin flip and means nothing as to the temperament and predilections of Americans.

  151. stackja

    9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours
    7 minutes ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Nine people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said.

    Dayton police tweeted that an active shooter situation began in the Oregon District at 1 a.m., but officers nearby were able to “put an end to it quickly.” Lt. Col. Matt Carper said at a press conference that the suspect was shot to death by responding officers.

    At least 16 others were taken to local hospitals with injuries, police said. No details about the victims were released.

    Police believe there was only one shooter, and have not yet identified the suspect or a motive. Carper said the suspect used a long gun and fired multiple rounds.

  152. feelthebern

    Do we know who the garlic festival shooter was yet?
    That was last week in Ca.

  153. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The International Conservative voice via the combined efforts of blogs such as Bolt, Blair, Catallaxy, Small Dead Animals; Jo Nova, WUWT &c. on Science have a large impact, and the likes of Their ABC likely hate their dissent and trawl them for comments.

    I am pretty sure that places like Get It Up etc have organised trolling of this blog. Amazing how they seem to work shifts.

  154. calli

    Ridicule is a powerful weapon against the faux sanctimony of self-styled Progressives.

    Ridicule steals their Preciousssss*. They hates the ridiculers forevah!

    * the overarching need for all the dribbling bullsh*t to be taken seriously.

    Exhibit A – my s-i-l’s claim yesterday that the Crusades caused all the worlds’s present ills. I laughed in her face. She was most put out.

  155. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    My apologies. It was “Magnum Force” I watched last night.
    Time now for “The Enforcer”. Back in a couple of hours.

  156. Black Ball

    Travis Head should just catch the ball from Broad and walk off. Dead man walking.

  157. cohenite

    Lol; the troll argues that private citizens should not be allowed to defend themselves with guns because terrorists and criminals have bigger guns. Guns should not be banned, the left should be because guns are smarter.

  158. calli

    Amazing how they seem to work shifts.

    Of course, Dot.

    It’s a Noble Vocation.

  159. Tel

    The death count has been far higher in cities with Democrat Mayors.

    What will it take before we implement sensible Mayor control legislation and ban Democrat Mayors?

  160. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chillout time

  161. cohenite

    Kenny supports pearson’s argument that special constitutional provision for the 91st nations is not introducing a racist element because it is not due to the aboriginals being black fellahs but indigenes fellahs: the first indigenes fellahs. FMD, this is going to be a great discussion.

  162. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Tel

    I prefer SHEEEEEIIIIT Control Policies.

  163. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3123375, posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Police identified the gunman as Santino William Legan , 19, of Gilroy.

    He also appeared to have posted a photo of a Smokey Bear sign warning about fire danger with a caption that instructed people to read the novel “Might Is Right.” The book, published in 1890 under the pseudonym Ragnar Redbeard, includes principles related to social Darwinism and is described as including misogynistic and racist ideas.

    Better start banning books too?

  164. old bloke

    feelthebern
    #3123375, posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Do we know who the garlic festival shooter was yet?
    That was last week in Ca.

    It certainly wasn’t a vampire.

  165. mh

    Do we know who the garlic festival shooter was yet?
    That was last week in Ca.

    He was a Muslim. The media reported it as a white terrorist, then dropped the story so that the public would not find out the truth about the shooters Islamic radical background and ethnicity, which I believe was half-Arabic.

  166. notafan

    FTB

    Was an Iranian Italian American who was shot

  167. Mater

    I’m not anti guns – I just don’t buy into the concept that multitudes of armed civilians are a natural barrier or defense against these lunatics who indiscriminately shoot civilians. For goodness sake, this most recent event occurred in TEXAS on a Saturday afternoon. The mall was busy and presumably there may have been many other similarly armed people in the mall – but no one returned fire.

    Could this be your answer?

    Cielo Vista Mall is a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, owned and operated by Simon Property Group.

    Thank you for choosing a Simon shopper center as your destination for shopping, great food, and entertainment. It is our desire to provide you with an enjoyable and delightful shopping experience. We ask all of our guests to conduct themselves in a respectful way in accordance with the code of conduct and all laws and local ordinances.

    1. Wear appropriate clothing. Hoodies are acceptable as long as your face remains visible.
    2. Disruptive behavior is prohibited.
    3. No weapons.
    4. Possession of …

  168. JC

    Tel
    #3123387, posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    The death count has been far higher in cities with Democrat Mayors.

    What will it take before we implement sensible Mayor control legislation and ban Democrat Mayors?

    Lets no whitewash this though. There is a fundamental problem in the US with loons having easy access to guns. It is a problem.

  169. 1735099

    Or you could accept that America is a very safe place to live.

    Except for one very relevant statistic.
    The USA has eleven times the rate of firearm deaths corrected for population compared to this country.
    Any idea why?

  170. Pete of Perth

    The Meg is better than anything that sir David whats is face compares

  171. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The USA has eleven times the rate of firearm deaths corrected for population compared to this country.

    Suicide and the “War on Drugs”.

    How many cluebats to the back of the head do you need?

  172. JC

    Mater

    That isn’t a preposterous rule. How easy would people feel if people are walking around with a gun in their side holster?

  173. twostix

    The USA has eleven times the rate of firearm deaths corrected for population compared to this country.
    Any idea why?

    What is the rate of firearm deaths in Wisonsin, Oregon and Wyoming compared to NSW, QLD and Victoria.

    Thanks.

  174. Muddy

    1735099
    #3123398, posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Dear honoured guest,
    Your statement has been ruled invalid due to the omission of a sexual metaphor. Please try again soon.

  175. 1735099

    There is a fundamental problem in the US with loons having access to guns.

    Indeed.
    And the prevalence of loons in the population in the US is very much the same as it is here.
    The prevalence of firearms, however, is a completely different story.

  176. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    3. No weapons.

    The Yanks got into this situation by demanding firearms to protect themselves.

    Uh oh.

    Does not compute.

  177. calli

    That isn’t a preposterous rule. How easy would people feel if people are walking around with a gun in their side holster?

    Saw that at the shops in Sedona.

    No one seemed to take much notice.

  178. duncanm

    re, the shooting.

    California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Monday that the investigation into the shooting may determine that the shooter broke a California law by purchasing the weapon in Nevada and bringing it into California.

    “That weapon could not be sold in California. That weapon cannot be imported into the state of California,” he said.

    evidently it can, Xavier.

  179. mh

    This is CNN

    CNN RELABELS GUEST AS “CONTROVERSIAL PASTOR” AFTER HE REFUSED TO CRITICIZE TRUMP

    Watch corporate media scramble to control narrative in real-time

    https://www.infowars.com/cnn-relabels-guest-as-controversial-pastor-after-he-refused-to-criticize-trump/

  180. cohenite

    This Galarrwuy Yunupingu cuck is turning into a real pain in the arse:

    Yunupingu announces plan to sue over mine

    Greg Roberts AAP The Australian August 3, 2019

    Prominent Aboriginal leader Galarrwuy Yunupingu has announced plans to sue the Commonwealth Government for compensation over mining on the Gove Peninsula more than 50 years after his father launched similar legal action. The multi-million dollar native title claim expected this year would be against the Commonwealth for royalties received from Swiss miner Nabalco since the 1960s and the large Northern Territory bauxite mine’s current owner Rio Tinto. If successful the case would be expected to far outstrip this year’s landmark $2.5 million NT Timber Creek native title case that put a price on intangible harm caused by disconnection with country.

    The government did not consult the traditional owners before granting a mining lease in Arnhem Land in the 1960s.

    Mr Yunupingu acted as an interpreter for his father Munggurrawuy who was a plaintiff in the Gove Land Rights case, which was the first native title litigation in Australia.

    That action was only to prevent mining on the Gumatj clan’s country in Arnhem Land but the judge ruled the land in question was not settled and was instead uncultivated.

    The now 71-year-old Dr Yunupingu announced at the Garma festival on his people’s land on Saturday that he would be going to court on behalf of the Gumatj clan.

    “I will be fighting for the land rights case, in which the mining company have come to the Gove Peninsula without asking properly of the landowners of the place,” he said.

    “They have all come, getting the OK from the Prime Minister and government of the country to come all the way over and started digging and insulting the country.

    “These two companies have ripped some land unmercifully, damaged our country without seeking advice to us.

    “They have damaged a whole lot of dreamings that were important to Aboriginal people through land claims and land rights.” He hung two bark paintings behind him while speaking that illustrated the case including loss of animals and water, which he will bring to court similarly to the original, historic Yirrkala bark petitions he helped draft with his father in 1963.

    Today, the Gumatj people operate the first indigenous-owned mine at Gulkula, near the Garma festival, and they sell their bauxite to Rio Tinto.

    AAP

  181. 132andBush

    Any idea why?

    Black gang culture.

    Next

  182. cohenite

    The USA has eleven times the rate of firearm deaths corrected for population compared to this country.
    Any idea why?

    It’s a lie and you’re a liar. We’ve done this before.

  183. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Compensation from what is akin to disgorgement of profit from 57 years ago is absurd.

  184. Mater

    That isn’t a preposterous rule. How easy would people feel if people are walking around with a gun in their side holster?

    A matter of opinion, JC, especially in Texas. That said, I’m just answering Speedbox who wondered why all the armed Texans didn’t respond. The answer is, they were probably obeying the restrictions.

    It possibly answers some of the questions about target selection. Apparently Simon Malls are well known for this restriction.

  185. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    And the prevalence of loons in the population in the US is very much the same as it is here.
    The prevalence of firearms, however, is a completely different story.

    Is that why you went on a “gun wanker” holiday in the US?

  186. duncanm

    1735099
    #3123398, posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Or you could accept that America is a very safe place to live.

    Except for one very relevant statistic.
    The USA has eleven times the rate of firearm deaths corrected for population compared to this country.
    Any idea why?

    there is zero correlation between the number of guns in a society and the incidence of homicide by gun.

    Look it up yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

  187. Old School Conservative

    How to kill a conversation quickly.
    Lunch-time drinks with several good friends today.
    One says “Two gay grandpas are on The Block tonight.”
    OSC says “How can you be both gay and a grandpa?”
    Awkward silence before stumbled rationales are drug out.

    It was as though no-one had ever brought up the issue before.

  188. egg_

    Anti-coal Newcastle tards lose a case against Macquarie Generation.
    Quelle surprise.

    The Court of Appeal held that Macquarie Generation’s licence to pollute did not contain the implied (or common law) limitation on the amount of carbon dioxide that could be released. The licence was therefore a complete defence to the argument that Macquarie Generation were wilfully or negligently disposing of waste, and they therefore found that the case had no reasonable prospects of success.

    The Court also found that the licence didn’t contain a limit on how much coal could be consumed at the power station.

    Doh!
    The infamous Mr Gray.

  189. Tel

    The USA has eleven times the rate of firearm deaths corrected for population compared to this country.

    Wrong … the USA is very diverse.

    St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Kansas City, Cleveland, Memphis, Newark, Chicago, Cincinnati, Mobile Alabama, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Stockton, Tulsa, Washington, etc have exceptionally high murder rates, some proportion of which are gun crimes. The USA as a whole, if you avoid the known bad areas (it’s not random, the same bad cities are bad every year) then murder rate is quite comparable with Australia. Whether you get murdered with a gun, knife, stick or a van doesn’t make any difference to how dead you are.

    I should also point out that in the USA the police shoot approx 1000 people per year, so gun grabbers should be consistent and demand the police are disarmed since they are clearly part of the problem.

  190. 1735099

    It’s a lie and you’re a liar.

    And you’re in denial.
    Check the stats.

  191. mh

    It possibly answers some of the questions about target selection. Apparently Simon Malls are well known for this restriction.

    A factoid the MSM will conveniently overlook.

  192. Tintarella di Luna

    Re Sinclair’s bodyguard for CPAC, maybe the Cat girls can get some of those cute uniforms of Kim Jong Un’s NoKo phalanx and accompany him.

    I’d volunteer but I just don’t have the legs for it.

  193. 1735099

    The USA is very diverse.

    So is Oz.
    I keep reading about it here.
    It’s presented as a bug.
    Despite that, we have 1/11 of their rate of firearm fatalities.

  194. egg_

    The USA has eleven times the rate of firearm deaths corrected for population compared to this country.
    Any idea why?

    What is the rate of firearm deaths in Wisonsin, Oregon and Wyoming compared to NSW, QLD and Victoria.

    Isn’t Australia’s Economy the size of Pennsylvania’s?
    Yawn.

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Rafe – ‘with adjustments for age’

    One always adjusts for age, Rafe. I’ve been doing it for ten years on Catallaxy. It’s quite a relief to be able now that I am non-adjusted to speak more freely about my life experiences, which of course is what I do here to the chagrin of some, although I do speak of other things too. And cheer up Cassie, we’ve all had our moments of censure on Catallaxy. There was some idiot called Gavin, a stiff lipped economist I think, who came in here, said he’d been lurking for years, and he didn’t know why Doomlord hadn’t cancelled my subscription long ago, because I was such a pain in the neck. Oh how hurtful, and others here have from time to time said similar.

    Water off a camel’s back, darling. 😀

    Sorry too Rafe to hear that you have been what in England they call ‘poorly’. So has Hairy. He’s still recovering from the dreaded lurgie, couldn’t do all his laps tonight in the time, so went to extra time. I thus took my time washing my hair as I’d powered through my laps unscathed by any viral attacks. The lack of sanitation in my early years is now standing me in good stead. Hope you are better soon. Remember, they made them tough in our day! Hairy’s ten years younger than me, and was coddled.

  196. egg_

    Numbers’ hero Charlie Manson on the teev tonight.

  197. twostix

    American society is a real mess right now. Imperial empires destroy the home nations mind, its towns and their local character and later its demographics as the empire floods into the homeland. They create militarised societies with a martial spirit characterized by internal violence and authoritarian regimentation in their civil life (schools, police, etc).

  198. Knuckle Dragger

    Jeepers.

    Can we start talking about sodomy again yet?

  199. 1735099

    Demand the police are disarmed as they are part of the problem

    The police are armed to protect themselves – hardly unreasonable given there are more guns than people in the US.
    “The problem” is the prevalence of firearms.
    It’s a mini MAD (mutually assured destruction) phenomenon.
    The “solution” is demonstrably not more firearms, either here or in the USA.
    Events in Texas and Ohio in the last 24 hours illustrate that pretty clearly.

  200. Muddy

    Is that smoothe or hirsuite sodomy, K.D.?

  201. Speedbox

    Mater
    #3123396, posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Then the man who was carrying his licensed concealed weapon within the centre was a naughty boy.

    More generally, I unreservedly accept that a handgun against a rifle is a dangerous proposition for the handgun operator – which would seem to reinforce my original point that armed civilians (particularly with a handgun) are not realistically able to act as a defense for the unarmed population against lunatics with a rifle.

    I am aware that in some states (ie Arizona), that open carry of rifles is routine. We’ve all seen the photos and many Cats have travelled to those parts and reported same.

  202. 132andBush

    I bet none of them operate dozers

    Further down in the article re Gwalia.
    When I started there, as a dumpy driver, there was a big wage gap; between me and the female digger operator on my shift.

  203. candy

    There is a fundamental problem in the US with loons having access to guns.

    Young men who have become dangerous lunatics seems to be a common factor. Why did little boys turn into these demented dangerous men, go through school this way, because they are just out of high school. I don’t know if manifestos mean anything at all apart from the writings of a lunatic.

    I don’t think mass shootings existed before the 1970s but now it is common place. I don’t know if the gun laws were the same up until the 60s? but America has a big problem.

  204. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh God Muddy.

    Not hirsute sodomy.

    How gauche.

  205. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The police are armed to protect themselves – hardly unreasonable given there are more guns than people in the US.

    No, it is to use force when required to carry out their lawful duties, including self-defence.

    The police in the US kill 1000 people a year (519 this year so far), last year, only 150 US LEOs were killed in the line of duty. Also note there is 1 cop for every 330 United Statesians.

    The US is in a perverse situation where being armed to protect yourself against the police is a rational choice.

  206. Muddy

    Sorry, K.D. I’m a bit behind these days. [I’d insert a winky thingy here but I can’t bloody stand them].

  207. mh

    mh
    #3123263, posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:20 pm
    1st Ashes Test $7.00 draw.

    Forecast is showers next two days.

    Draw now $4.20 (TAB)

  208. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    One says “Two gay grandpas are on The Block tonight.”

    Look, this is why I like them younger than me. Men can go a bit funny in their old age.
    If you get there first, you can warn them. Keep a kindly eye on how they’re going. 🙂

  209. Knuckle Dragger

    Watching Australia’s No.5 at present.

    His name is Travis. Travis Head.

    Travis Head is his name. And he’s left-handed. Imagine a kid with the name of Travis, then make him left-handed, and then make his surname Head.

    Geez he must be able to fight.

  210. Muddy

    Ah hirsute, not hirsuite. That makes all the difference. Smoothe then. No weapons. Case ejectors kill people.

  211. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    In other words, a cop is 1141 times more likely to shoot you than you are to shoot a cop if you are a United Statesian.

    The police are armed to protect themselves – hardly unreasonable given there are more guns than people in the US.

    We can safely and robustly conclude that number’s rationale (guns outnumbering people makes the place violent and is why cops should be armed) has no basis whatsoever.

  212. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Murders stir Germany’s race hate cauldron

    By Peter Conradi
    The Times
    19 minutes ago August 4, 2019
    No Comments

    The flowers and soft toys were piled high in the makeshift shrine by the entrance to platform seven at Frankfurt’s main railway station. Scattered among them were notes, both printed and handwritten, a mix of the mawkish and the poignant. “I’m giving you this bear so you’ll have something to stroke and play with in heaven,” read one. Others contained a single word: “Warum?” (Why?)

    Manuela van Dyck, 40, a nurse and mother of two, edged her way through dozens of people gathered in front of the display, many taking photos with their phones. “It could have happened to anyone. It’s so arbitrary,” she said, after gently laying a pink rose on the pile. “Every mother thinks the same. It makes me thankful my own children are fine.”

    Almost nothing is known publicly of the unnamed eight-year-old being honoured — save that he died shortly before 10am last Monday when he was pushed from the platform into the path of the express train due to take him and his 40-year-old mother on their summer holiday to Austria. She, too, was shoved onto the track but rolled out of the way of the locomotive; a 78-year-old woman also survived the attack.

    Yet the boy’s anonymity has not prevented an outpouring of grief that acquired a harsh political edge after it emerged that the alleged killer, Habte Araya, 40, was an Eritrean who had slipped over the border from Switzerland while on the run from police.

    From the Oz.

  213. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I’m a bit behind’

    Oh Muddy.

    Phrasing, my good man, phrasing.

  214. Fisky

    Oh dear, I can see Nicholas Taleb has descended into full Lysenkoism, now claiming that autism has no genetic element at all!!! Very soon he will be denying the existence of DNA.

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Victoria
    37 minutes ago
    These matters were dealt with in 2011 via negotiated agreement between Yolngu people, Rio Tinto and the Commonwealth Government, resulting in the Rio Tinto Alcan Gove Traditional Owners Agreement. Any unmerciful land ripping and damage to dreaming is being done with the consent of, and financial benefit to, the Yolngu people.

    Comment, from the Oz, about the lawsuit that Galarrwuy Yunupingu is launching..

  216. JC

    Frank

    The cops are trigger happy for the reason that being shot at isn’t an irregular occurrence. There were ads in subway trains to remind people the punishment for shooting a cop and an 800 number to report such an incident. The title at the top of the ad was 1800 COP SHOT! That was an ad!
    Maybe people should simply accept the US is a very different country and yes it is very diverse and complex.

  217. 132andBush

    Candy,
    I don’t think mass shootings existed before the 1970s but now it is common place. I don’t know if the gun laws were the same up until the 60s? but America has a big problem.

    Yeah,nah

  218. Knuckle Dragger

    Another NT public holiday tomorrow.

    I might get up early just to go back to bed.

    Suckers.

  219. mh

    Draw now $4.20 (TAB)

    Now $3.60

  220. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Another NT public holiday tomorrow.

    I might get up early just to go back to bed.

    “Picnic Day” sounds like a rort to me.

  221. Mater

    An interesting fact about El Paso. The sister city, Ciudad Juárez (just across the border) has the 20th highest murder rate IN THE WORLD.

    Have a look at the map and the proximity of that city. Considering the porous nature of the border, I’d be armed if I lived there. Utility of a sidearm against a rifle…better than nothing.

  222. Knuckle Dragger

    Picnic Day is allegedly something to do with the races, Zulu.

    The nags, trots and the dishlickers aren’t my thing, rightly or wrongly so Barry and I will be having a well-deserved sleep in.

    Barry will be outside, of course.

    But yes – a tremendous rort about an event that will be attended by roughly half a million NT public servants and the entire menagerie of bored housewives that make up our Parliament. But not me.

  223. Eyrie

    If you haven’t seen the Apollo 11 movie you need to see it. Just about perfect. Makes the whole thing new.
    The bit where Armstrong steps off the LM pad will raise the hairs on the back of your neck if you realise this moment is unique in all of time and space and can never be repeated. The first time a man from Earth sets foot on another world, EVER and FOREVER.

  224. calli

    Yes Eyrie. By CNN films.

    A pleasant surprise. It was very, very good.

  225. mh

    Mater
    #3123458, posted on August 4, 2019 at 9:16 pm
    An interesting fact about El Paso. The sister city, Ciudad Juárez (just across the border) has the 20th highest murder rate IN THE WORLD.

    Have a look at the map and the proximity of that city. Considering the porous nature of the border, I’d be armed if I lived there. Utility of a sidearm against a rifle…better than nothing.

    Beto O’Rourke campaigns across the border!

  226. John Constantine

    Hundred runs lead, another session or two and they are in with a chance.

    Get the singing barmies to stop boasting about shagging Matilda anyway.

  227. stackja

    NSW Public Holidays

    Bank Holiday Monday, 5 August 2019 [1]
    [1] Applies to banks and certain financial institutions, see the Retail Trading Act 2008 (external link.)

  228. pete m

    Every time I check any MSM news page I rarely fail to see a breathless tory about the ‘Royals – usually something negative about Megan Markle.

    I don’t understand it on either count.

    I have never seen so many non stories about a Royal since Diana.

    I have never seen a darling of the left so often attacked by the MSM.

    Just weird.

    Getting annoying trying to find any real news to then check here.

    Anyone know why the MSM seem to hate on her so much, and why they have a continual stream of stories about it?

    Maybe high clickbait. I don’t know.

    The other weird thing is calling a chick, one of 30 odd, who just appeared for the first time on tv that night, a “star” of the show eg Batchelor. A “star” after 10 seconds of tv exposure.

    Society and media are getting weird.

  229. John Constantine

    Might do a Judge Dredd/ Steve Smith fanfiction for his ton.

    Two against the Blind Umpires.

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