Tuesday Forum: August 6, 2019

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  1. max

    Nobody said it was a temporary response, Dot. The slowdown will be temporary. If China comes to its senses all will be well. If not their slowdown will deepen and so will ours but the US will develop other suppliers and carry on.

  2. MatrixTransform

    this isnt about the shit that we buy.
    its about the constant stream of shit that we buy
    its about the future stream of shit that we consume

    it aint about the price.
    its about how deep into yr future spending pocketses the bastards can get their hand.

    China is Uber and Amazon times a billion.

  3. JC

    Maxi

    Then stop buying shit you don’t need. Speak for yourself. It’s that easy.

  4. MatrixTransform

    Then stop buying shit you don’t need.

    phase one complete.
    all I have to do is outlive my prophesy

  5. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sorry JC. The Hastie story was in the evening news, which you may not’ve seen because getting Oz news in NYC is like trying to find fish and chips in Mongolia.

    Yes, a boycott is an end state of the strategic arc. US did it to Japan. Hastie is raising a similar parallel, because China has become distinctly fascist (although the Party keeps the communist ideology – as I said it’s a sort of religious thing).

    But that is the end of the arc. There are a lot of steps along that curve. China took a step towards it this week with the complete boycott of US agricultural products. US isn’t boycotting anything yet – not even Huawei.

    The sanctions on Iran are closer to the end of the arc than in the US-China equation, but even there it isn’t at that point yet. But you can see the pressure on Iran, causing hyperinflation and unrest. China is risking the same if they don’t relent and do a deal. Trump is good at doing deals. But religious nutters, be they Shiite or Maoist, are not always open to deals. We’ll see. Interesting times and all that.

  6. JC

    All women should be believed every single time an harassment charge is leveled.

    Air Force Gen. John Hyten is commander of U.S. Strategic Command and President Trump’s nominee to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Last week the Senate Armed Services Committee voted 20-7 to send his nomination to the floor—but not before it was clouded by allegations of sexual misconduct from a female subordinate.

    Army Col. Kathryn Spletstoser’s accusations are graphic and nauseating. But they are discredited by evidence. I have reviewed the written record of the case, including a redacted report from the Army Inspector General Office, and spoken with people involved. I served at Stratcom headquarters in Omaha, Neb., with both Gen. Hyten and Col. Spletstoser, including at the time of one of the claimed assaults. While she confided in me over various issues, she never brought up an assault by Gen. Hyten.

    In late 2017, Col. Spletstoser was accused of what the Army calls “toxic leadership”—intimidating, abusive and threatening behavior toward subordinates. In January 2018, Gen. Hyten approved an Army 15-6 investigation, which corroborated the charges. Col. Spletstoser was relieved of her position on Feb. 26, 2018.

    Later that day, Omaha police were summoned to her home address. Their report states that “after a disturbance at the office,” Col. Spletstoser threatened that Gen. Hyten “[had] 24 hours to rectify the situation, or [she] was going to kill [herself]” (bracketed text in original). Officers took her to a clinic.

    Beginning in June 2018, Col. Spletstoser launched a dizzying avalanche of charges against her superiors, including Gen. Hyten, his chief of staff, and officers who investigated her. Gen. Hyten told the Armed Services Committee that she made 34 different accusations against the Strategic Command hierarchy: 24 against the chief of staff, six against Gen. Hyten, two against his deputy commander, and two against the officer who investigated her. Charges ranged from conduct unbecoming an officer to misuse of a government cellphone. None of these accusations involved sexual misconduct. None were substantiated by the Army’s Inspector General Office, and the Pentagon’s Inspector General Office validated that conclusion.

    Later, the Army Inspector General Office reported—with the accuser’s name redacted—that it “noted several inconsistencies between [Col. Spletstoser’s] recollection of events and other evidence and testimony. . . . The preponderance of the credible evidence and witness testimony contradicted [Col. Spletstoser’s] information.” By March 2019 Gen. Hyten, his staff and the Army investigator had been cleared of all charges.

    Only in April, days after Gen. Hyten’s nomination to the Joint Chiefs, did Col. Spletstoser accuse him of sexual assault. Yet it was not the first time she had leveled such charges against a superior officer.

    In 2009, after a commander gave her a modest rating on an Officer Evaluation Report, Col. Spletstoser appealed it and accused the commander of sexually harassing her throughout her tour of duty in Iraq. The Army Board for the Correction of Military Records wrote that “applicant’s scorched earth attack on the OER, much of which is patently specious, undermines her overall credibility. Tellingly, applicant has proffered not a single statement from a third party supporting her version of events.”

    Similarly, after the allegations against Gen. Hyten, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations interviewed 53 witnesses in three countries and found insufficient evidence to justify Col. Spletstoser’s nine specific claims of sexual misconduct. What they did find was a host of verifiable contradictions of her account.

    She claimed that damning evidence of Gen. Hyten’s misconduct would be proved by email correspondence. Investigators reviewed 195,000 unique emails preserved by Stratcom servers, and turned up nothing.

    She claimed Gen. Hyten called her frequently after her dismissal. A review of phone records Col. Spletstoser provided found no calls between the two after her firing.

    She said she did not want to travel with Gen. Hyten due to his unwanted sexual advances. But multiple witnesses claimed she became livid after Gen. Hyten told her she was prohibited from traveling with his detail until her toxic-leadership investigation was resolved. Her screams from his office were loud enough to alarm Gen. Hyten’s personal security detail, who rushed to the office.

    As a critical link in America’s nuclear chain of command, Gen. Hyten is one of the most closely guarded officers in the country. He must be responsive within minutes to the president. His every movement is supervised, and when he stays in hotels, guards closely observe the door to his room. Col. Spletstoser claimed that one instance of abuse happened after Gen. Hyten asked her to remain in his room following a staff meeting. But his security chief told investigators he had no recollection of such a request and would have recalled “if she stayed in the room for any large amount of time.”

    Sen. Martha McSally—who has said a superior officer raped her when she served in the Air Force—defended Gen. Hyten after she spent weeks reviewing his case. She was repaid with scorn and mockery on social media and in the press. Ms. McSally has my admiration for courageously standing up for the truth.

    Col. Spletstoser maintains that her claims are true and that some have been corroborated. She has now demanded an opportunity to testify before the Senate. But Congress has wasted enough time on this petty theater. There must be consequences for dragging an innocent man and his family through hell. A thorough investigation found no evidence to corroborate her charges, multiple discrepancies and outright contradictions in her accusations, and a pattern of leveling specious charges throughout her career. For the good of the country, for the good of actual sexual assault survivors, and for the good of due process and other values we hold dear, the Senate should confirm Gen. Hyten as vice chairman.

    For the same reasons, the Army should investigate Col. Spletstoser for perjury under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  7. China is risking the same if they don’t relent and do a deal.

    Unless they are just playing for time.

  8. feelthebern

    In a youtube hole watching Gordon Ramsay videos.
    I don’t know how these people think they can run a restaurant or hotel.

  9. Knuckle Dragger

    Welcome to Fort Leavenworth, Colonel Splatstoma.

    Ya skank.

  10. In a youtube hole watching Gordon Ramsay videos.

    You’re kidding, right?

  11. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Welcome to Fort Leavenworth, Colonel Splatstoma.

    Ya skank.

    Remember the case of the Army officer, who was court-martialed, in the full glare of publicity, for sexually harassing his driver? She admitted that she’d made up the whole complaint – she’d had a row with her girlfriend. He had the full glare turned on him, she wasn’t even named. Fvcking slapper.

  12. Old Lefty

    To revert to the Dawson case, he could always opt to have a judge-only trial if he is worried about the media prejudicing a jury. That option, conveniently for Andrews and Milligan, is not available in Victoria. As I understand it, Andrews rushed the abolition of bench trila through soon after his election to.protect the ALP and the union’s from any fallout from the grade union royal commission – the plan bei g that any jury would be likely to contain at least two rusted-on Labor voters who would be impervious to evidence.

  13. roger

    any jury would be likely to contain at least two rusted-on Labor voters who would be impervious to evidence.

    Worked with Pell.
    Lessons from the Pell trial:
    Lesson number 1: Abolish the jury system.
    Lesson number 2: Abolish the ABC.
    Lesson number 3: Oh well, I guess it’s not possible to abolish Victoria Police, so never mind.

  14. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lesson number 3: Oh well, I guess it’s not possible to abolish Victoria Police, so never mind.

    Given that Ned Kelly was the last criminal of any note that was arrested by VicPol, why not?

  15. Seriously Bern?
    Cooking videos?

    You need something to stimulate your brain.
    Try Pornhub.

  16. Zyconoclast

    Desperate manhunt for perpetrator of backyard abduction and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl is suddenly called off because the report was FALSE
    -Police received a report of an alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl
    -She was reportedly taken from her home in the mid-north town of Taree, NSW
    -A manhunt commenced and police urged any witnesses to come forward
    -But after extensive forensic investigations, police confirmed the report was false

    Police have spoken to the young girl and offered support services.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7336417/Manhunt-perpetrator-backyard-abduction-rape-called-did-not-occur.html

  17. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    From Tim Pool:

    MSNBC Pushes INSANE Conspiracy About Trump, We Are Falling Into Mass Hysteria

    [Top kek commentary]:

    LeeboProductions
    LeeboProductions
    11 hours ago
    Trump is pro-Israel, he has jews in his extended family. Why the hell would he flash an ’88’ out there. MSNBC have lost the plot.
    105

    united within
    united within
    11 hours ago
    I like the Douglas Murray line: “….if you can hear the dog whistle, you’re the dog……..”
    135

    Elfrunner
    Elfrunner
    6 hours ago
    “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!”
    – Peter Venkman

    budemawa
    budemawa
    11 hours ago
    “A dog whistle only Nazis will notice”
    *admits they notice the special Nazi dog whistle*
    B I G T H I N K

  18. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    From Tim Pool:

    MSNBC Pushes INSANE Conspiracy About Trump, We Are Falling Into Mass Hysteria

    [Top kek commentary]:

    LeeboProductions
    LeeboProductions
    11 hours ago
    Trump is pro-Israel, he has shoes in his extended family. Why the hell would he flash an ’88’ out there. MSNBC have lost the plot.
    105

    united within
    united within
    11 hours ago
    I like the Douglas Murray line: “….if you can hear the dog whistle, you’re the dog……..”
    135

    Elfrunner
    Elfrunner
    6 hours ago
    “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!”
    – Peter Venkman

    budemawa
    budemawa
    11 hours ago
    “A dog whistle only Nazis will notice”
    *admits they notice the special Nazi dog whistle*
    B I G T H I N K

  19. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Fucking goddamned jazz hands strike again:

    SOYCIALISTS OF AMERICA
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    Paul Joseph Watson
    Published on Aug 8, 2019
    Yes, this actually happened.

  20. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The following IP court case was a total sham:

    Why the Katy Perry/Flame lawsuit makes no sense

    Adam Neely
    Published on Aug 2, 2019
    Katy Perry just lost a $2.8 million dollar court case against Christian rapper Flame. The case hinged on the testimony of the plaintiff’s expert musicologist Todd Decker.

  21. JC

    How does a climate scientist invest his own money?

    First came the ethics.

    When Jason Smerdon opened up a retirement account as a postdoctoral fellow a decade and a half ago, he gravitated toward socially responsible stock funds, despite the possibility of weaker returns. He figured his ideals were more important than investment performance.

    Then fucking reality set in. He was going to poor in old age.

    Fast forward 15 years, and his investment philosophy is no longer as black and white. Since the economic downturn a decade ago, he has moved a majority of his retirement portfolio into aggressive growth funds and only factors environmental concerns into the equation when investing in individual stocks.

    Smerdon, 43 years old, who lives with his wife and two children in New York City, is juggling his conscience along with his family’s financial health. “It’s the kind of thing where you start building wealth and you say, ‘What’s being stupid and what is not?’ All of that consciousness came in ‘08 and ‘09 when I realized I don’t want to be caught in a conservative trap where I’m not beating inflation.”

    He’s no ordinary investor, no siree.

    Smerdon isn’t an ordinary investor worried about the future of the planet. He’s a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and co-director of the Earth Institute’s undergraduate program in sustainable development.

    Hey, but he’s got ethics. He has, really.

    He does his part to save the planet, powering his home with renewable energy and saving the biodegradable salad bowls he uses at lunch to compost at home. But he also realizes that things aren’t always so simple. Given the constraints on his time, his resources, and limited investment options, it’s hard to be 100% pure.

    You can’t be totally pure.

    For Smerdon, that means relinquishing some of those ideals when investing in bonds, real estate and any variety of funds while constructing an online brokerage portfolio to include specific companies whose core businesses are more in keeping with his work and his values.

    Then there’s the tension balance and compromise.

    “There is this tension between the kinds of things that make sense as an investor and how you can best invest your values and your conscience,” says Smerdon, who says he has seen annualized returns in the midteens since he first began investing in 2013. “I like to think those things balance out in some kind of compromise.”

  22. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fucking goddamned jazz hands strike again:

    SOYCIALISTS OF AMERICA
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    Paul Joseph Watson
    Published on Aug 8, 2019
    Yes, this actually happened.

    Health warning. Your blood pressure may rise.

    Go and have a look at the killing fields of Cambodia, done in the name of your filthy fvcking, backward creed…Have a look at the tree where blindfolded mothers had their blindfolds removed for long enough to watch their children’s brains dashed out against the tree, before they were led off to be hit over the head with a sledge hammer, to save ammunition.

  23. roger

    As Socialists will explain to you, ZK2A, you got to break a few eggs to make an omelette.
    Except, it seems the omelette never happens with the totalitarian fuckwits.

  24. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    As Socialists will explain to you, ZK2A, you got to break a few eggs to make an omelette.
    Except, it seems the omelette never happens with the totalitarian fuckwits.

    Socialism has had to put up plenty of walls to stop the faithful fleeing to capitalism – dear kindly old Uncle Ho Chi Minh had a million of his subjects flee to South Vietnam, and had to prevent another million or so following them, but I’ve never heard of the faithful fleeing to the worker’s paradise……

  25. roger

    Socialism has had to put up plenty of walls to stop the faithful fleeing to capitalism

    The traffic between the socialist paradises and our decadent, broken, capitalistic down societies always seems to be one way.
    But, as we know, the explanation is simple: it wasn’t true socialism. (Even though those who will explain that to you were among those who enthusiastically touted it as true socialism before the whole thing fell apart.)
    But let’s give it another go. What could possibly go wrong?

  26. Feelthebern:

    Most dog attacks aren’t dogs killing kids or people.
    Most attacks are dogs biting people in the street or park.

    Yes.
    I stopped going for walks in the evening because of being bitten twice and bailed up by threatening dogs on multiple occasions. With a depressed immune system, I cannot afford being bitten.

  27. None

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-08/abortion-vote-passes-nsw-lower-house/11394454

    A historic bill to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales has passed the State Parliament’s Lower House, following two weeks of impassioned debate.

    Key points:The bill now heads to the NSW Upper House for further debateIt allows for access to an abortion in the first 22 weeks of pregnancyIt includes a provision that terminations beyond that be approved by two doctors

    Members of Parliament were granted a conscience vote on the bill, which aims to remove abortion from the Crimes Act and define it as a medical procedure in its own legislation.

    The bill was passed just before 11.00pm with 59 in favour and 31 against.

    Premier Gladys Berejiklian voted for the bill, after facing criticism for not being more vocal in her support.

    Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Opposition Leader Jodi McKay also supported it.

    But it is not the end of the matter as the proposed legislation still needs to pass the state’s Upper House.

    The bill will be considered by a Legislative Council inquiry next week and is expected to be voted on the following week.

    PHOTO Protesters from both sides of the abortion debate clashing outside NSW Parliament.ABC NEWS: JONATHAN HAIR

    The proposed legislation was introduced to the house by Independent MP Alex Greenwich and had 15 co-sponsors, including the Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

    It sparked fierce protests outside Parliament, with campaigners from both sides rallying to have their voices heard.

    The bill has been the subject of debate in the Lower House for the past two days, as MPs gave their reasons as to why felt they could, or could not, vote for the proposed legislation.

    It was amended after extensive debate which saw safeguards around informed consent and provisions on conscientious objection for doctors strengthened.

    The changes would also ensure specialists perform late-term abortions and those procedures could only be done in approved public facilities.

    Doctors would also need to consider whether the pregnant woman needs counselling.

    The Australian Medical Association has slammed some of the amendments, claiming they were a “perversion” of the introduced bill, and would put women and doctors at risk.

    Passionate debate

    The Health Minister Brad Hazzard was first to speak on the proposed legislation when the debate commenced on Tuesday.

    “We … have the opportunity to right a wrong enacted into law 119 years ago,” he said.

    “A law that no one has had the courage since to change. A law that put women’s reproductive rights into the criminal code. A law that was enacted when this place had legislators that were all men,” he said.

    Deputy Labor Leader Yasmin Catley also spoke in support.

    “We are the last remaining state to have these outdated and archaic laws hanging over the heads of women and medical practitioners trying to deliver health care to these women,” she said.

    Not all MPs supported the bill, with some raising concerns about the 22-week threshold, beyond which a woman can consult two doctors if seeking a termination.

    If the bill is passed by the upper house, it would bring New South Wales abortion laws into line with other states and territories in Australia.

    so basically your taxes will now pay for a specialist to partially deliver a child, p.s. it’s skull with scissors or another sharp instruments, suck its brains out, and then deliver the rest of it. Because yes folks that is a late term abortion and that is what the New South Wales politicians cheered a few hours ago. Gladys cannot call herself Armenian because to be Armenian is to be ChristIan. And no Christian could ever vote for that in good conscience. Every Christian MP who voted for this bill should be publicly excommunicated. Forget the sacrifices our forefathers made. Hitler really did win the war.

  28. None

    An intense diplomatic effort is under way to overturn “seriously disturbing” plans for a new Chinese military base after repeated public denials of the deal by Beijing and Cambodia failed to convince the Australian government.

    The secret agreement to station Chinese troops and weapons in the region is a new test for the relationship between Australia and China, after Liberal MP Andrew Hastie stoked fury by likening an inability to contain the emerging superpower to the “catastrophic failure” to stop the rise of Nazi Germany.

    From the Age. This on top of Papua New Guinea selling themselves to the Chinese. Let’s not go to our fucken idiotic politicians who sold Darwin Port to the Chinese as well. This is why you must always have a prosperous economy because if you’re in debt you’re owned. And because Gillard and Swan pissed up 96 billion dollars against the wall – yes that means you too $106 billion wrong Penny Wong – we are not in a position to wield influence. And we had Dan Andrews selling Victoria to the Chinese as well.

  29. None

    Coaches warned of gender bias laws

    Cricket coaches could be prosecuted for failing to allow anyone identfying as female to play in a women’s team.

    remember in Tasmania you can just say that your female and get your birth certificate changed. This basically means once again women miss out and have their own sports trampled by men.

  30. stackja

    None – Brad Hazzard to baby health.

  31. struth

    We must finally start to analyze China’s rise.
    Until this happens we won’t win.
    Without the west having it’s hands tied by it’s own socialists within and by their undemocratic subservience to global socialism of the UN, which allows China a free reign regarding power generation and all things that allows it to be competitive, it would be no world power at all.
    History proves population to be absolutely no formula for economic success unless you truly believe India has always been a superpower.
    Freedom and free and fair trade equate to economic growth and success.

    Until we understand and destroy the corruption that allows a communist nation to be the beneficiary of its crony style capitalism, that it’s not playing on a level playing field by any measure, we will lose.

  32. Tom

    David Rowe pauses momentarily to slag the local Tory government before returning to the all-consuming derangement. Rowe must be doing wonders for the anti-business daily’s [plummeting] circulation.

  33. DrBeauGan

    Thanks Tom. The sheer looniness of the democrat candidates is wonderful to behold. And the soycialist democrats were a joy to watch.

  34. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    A historic bill to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales has passed the State Parliament’s Lower House, following two weeks of impassioned debate.

    must.kill.whites.quicker

  35. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Beginning in June 2018, Col. Spletstoser launched a dizzying avalanche of charges against her superiors, including Gen. Hyten, his chief of staff, and officers who investigated her. Gen. Hyten told the Armed Services Committee that she made 34 different accusations against the Strategic Command hierarchy: 24 against the chief of staff, six against Gen. Hyten, two against his deputy commander, and two against the officer who investigated her. Charges ranged from conduct unbecoming an officer to misuse of a government cellphone. None of these accusations involved sexual misconduct. None were substantiated by the Army’s Inspector General Office, and the Pentagon’s Inspector General Office validated that conclusion.

    gender equality is the terminal downfall of modern society

  36. DrBeauGan

    The bloke who deduced that I am having a fling with Osbel gets full marks for imagination.

    Osbel seems to have two wives. The younger has a child and is fairly gorgeous. Whether the child is Osbel’s isn’t clear. He does have a son living with him who he obviously loves, and the boy’s mother lives in the house with his parents and is my cleaning lady. I don’t understand the relationships and would much rather not.

    I have a dinner date with Maria tonight. I asked what time and she said six o’clock. I asked six o’clock? With maybe a touch of scepticism in my voice, given that the last time she said that she was twenty minutes late. She laughed, and amended it to six thirty.

    So I shall expect her at seven.

    It baffles me that someone who can’t keep a date expects me to trust her on anything else.

    I expect I’m being unreasonable in Cuba. Nobody tells the truth about anything much. Wild exaggerations and bullshit are standard. Like women telling me I’m beautiful. Sheesh!

  37. 1735099

    Today’s First Dog link has a naughty word, so this will have to be substituted.

  38. 1735099

    Oh noes!
    The Muckadilla pub’s gone up in smoke!
    Stayed there a few times when the mining companies had all the Roma motels booked out.

  39. Tom

    Beaugy, the left aren’t just mad; they’re desperate. The attempted coup against Trump by the Deep State bureaucracy failed, so there’s nothing left in the locker except violence. The left is now moving towards all-out civil war.

    I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the El Paso shooting took place in a Wal Mart full of deplorables or that the Daylon OH shooter was a registered Democrat.

    Yesterday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight opened with a plea to CNN and MSNBC to stop giving airtime to unhinged lunatics spouting conspiracy theories. Worth watching.

  40. 1735099

    a communist nation to be the beneficiary of its crony style capitalism

    That makes about as much sense as describing Hitler as a socialist.
    Your reasoning goes to shit if reality departs from the calcified seventy year old stereotypes you picked up from Captain America comics.

  41. struth

    It’s well over your head Sniffy.
    Even if it wasn’t up your arse.

  42. bespoke

    It’s just nuts Tom. If I didn’t balance thing out with positive things I probably be as frightbat as they are.

  43. Gab

    and Trump is still President!

  44. 1735099

    If I didn’t balance thing out (sic) with positive things I probably be (sic) as frightbat as they are.

    Dunno about “frightbat”, old mate, but when you post gibberish like that, “functionally illiterate” is close to the mark.

  45. DrBeauGan

    Tucker Carlson was Great, Tom. He is usually good and always interesting, but that one was outstanding.

    I have to say that if the Koch brothers want to reduce the size of the US government back to where it was in 1776, I’m with them. Big government inevitably leads to corruption.

  46. Cassie of Sydney

    “It’s well over your head Sniffy.”

    Struth…everything is well over the head of SScumberss’.

  47. Herodotus

    The Frankfurt school tactics live on, the zombie left remain the implacable force that never stops.
    Headline in The Oz about sports coaches liable to legal sanction if they refuse to accept self-id gender nuts.

  48. struth

    Struth…everything is well over the head of SScumberss’.

    When god was handing out brains, old Sniffy said, keep mine, I’m going to be a communist.

  49. Mater

    Tucker Carlson was Great, Tom. He is usually good and always interesting, but that one was outstanding.

    I did enjoy the Professor trying to label the KKK as ‘conservatives’ and then Tucker getting him to admit that they were actually Democrats.
    It was a tricky play on words by the Professor and he nearly got away with it on national television. Got to give him points for trying.

  50. rickw

    so basically your taxes will now pay for a specialist to partially deliver a child, p.s. it’s skull with scissors or another sharp instruments, suck its brains out, and then deliver the rest of it. Because yes folks that is a late term abortion and that is what the New South Wales politicians cheered a few hours ago. Gladys cannot call herself Armenian because to be Armenian is to be ChristIan. And no Christian could ever vote for that in good conscience. Every Christian MP who voted for this bill should be publicly excommunicated. Forget the sacrifices our forefathers made. Hitler really did win the war.

    Sickening, how could anyone in their right mind support this?

  51. bespoke

    Dunno about “frightbat”, old mate, but when you post gibberish like that, “functionally illiterate” is close to the mark.

    Meh!

  52. Mater

    56.9% turnout
    46.1% Trump
    48.2% Clinton
    That turnout means that 43.1% of voters had no say in the outcome, and of the 56.9% who did, the majority (48.2%) didn’t vote for Trump.
    Or put another way, 91.3% (48.2% + 43.1%) didn’t vote for the incumbent.

    ‘Functionally innumerate’ would be spot on.

  53. calli

    Apparently their double coats need to be groomed properly from a young age, JC. Takes quite a bit of work, supposedly.*

    Have you ever handled yarn spun from a samoyed’s coat? I have. It is utterly delightful, soft and mink-like. It comes off by the bag full, so knit your derg I say.

  54. rickw

    any jury would be likely to contain at least two rusted-on Labor voters who would be impervious to evidence.

    Seems to work for blogs as well.

  55. bespoke

    My wonderful youngest son has taken time of work to look after his mum so I can work myself. Before I go i’m going to give her a big squeeze. The weather will be crap butt life gets better every day.

  56. Perfidious Albino

    I see former foreign minister, Our Julie, couldn’t keep her opinions to herself on the Hastie commentary re the Chicoms…

  57. DrBeauGan

    The weather will be crap butt life gets better every day.

    Hang in there, bespoke. Spelling and all.

  58. egg_

    He’s no ordinary investor, no siree.

    Smerdon isn’t an ordinary investor worried about the future of the planet. He’s a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and co-director of the Earth Institute’s undergraduate program in sustainable development.

    Spatial and temporal analyses of geothermal climate signals: Implications for borehole paleoclimatology

    Inversions of subsurface temperature profiles to reconstruct ground surface temperature (GST) histories have been widely used as indicators of paleoclimate. These reconstructions assume that heat transport within the subsurface is conductive. Climatic interpretations of GST reconstructions also assume that GST is strongly coupled to surface air temperature (SAT) on timescales of decades and longer. I examine these two assumptions using records of SAT and subsurface temperature time series from Fargo, North Dakota; Prague, Czech Republic; Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware; and Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina. These records comprise intra-daily observations that span parts of one or two decades. The characteristics of downward-propagating annual temperature signals at each site clearly indicate that heat transport in the subsurface can be described as one-dimensional conduction in a homogeneous medium. Extrapolations of subsurface observations to the ground surface yield estimates of annual GST signals, and allow comparisons to annual SAT signals. All annual GST signals are modestly attenuated and negligibly phase shifted relative to SAT. Relationships between GST and SAT are further explored on daily, seasonal, and annual timescales to identify and characterize the principal meteorological factors that lead to differences between GST and SAT. I compare subsurface temperature observations to calculations from a conductive subsurface model driven with daily SAT as the surface boundary condition and show daily differences exist between observed and modeled subsurface temperatures. Year-to-year spectral decompositions of daily SAT and subsurface temperature time series are also analyzed. Dissimilarities exist between annual amplitudes of GST and SAT signals. These amplitude differences partition into summer and winter seasons and can lead to mean annual GST that is either cooler or warmer than SAT. Additionally, the differences between mean annual GST and SAT can be estimated using amplitude characterizations of GST and SAT signals. Taken collectively, the results presented here indicate that differences between GST and SAT vary according to site-specific meteorological conditions and can be calculated readily from these conditions. It is therefore possible to conduct large regional studies of GST-SAT differences where long-term meteorological records are available, thus addressing how well GST changes represent SAT changes over large spatial regions on timescales of decades and centuries.

    WTF?

  59. whirrwhirr

    Four stories from the past few days for anyone who still has their head in the sand about what is happening in the States at the moment

    In El Paso

    Ohio

    D.C

    Portland

  60. bespoke

    Hang in there, bespoke. Spelling and all.

    👍

  61. Mater

    Percy Popinjay
    #3126139, posted on August 8, 2019 at 8:36 am

    91.3% of the comments on this thread summarised in one video:

    Oh, and well done Percy.
    91.3% is the new 97%!

  62. 1735099

    Hang in there, bespoke. Spelling and all.

    His spelling is OK.
    His reasoning and grammar, is, on the other hand, crap.

  63. Top Ender

    “Hello, White House?”

    “Yes sir – who can I connect you to?”

    “President Obama. please.”

    “Sir, he is not the President any more. Same time tomorrow?”

    Must be fairly annoying handling calls like that every day on the switchboard.

  64. Mater

    His reasoning and grammar, is, on the other hand, crap.

    91.3% of lefties would agree with you, Bob. The other 56.6%, not so much.

  65. Gab

    Top Ender, stop annoying the White House staff LOL

  66. jo

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3126963, posted on August 9, 2019 at 6:20 am

    “It’s well over your head Sniffy.”

    Struth…everything is well over the head of SScumberss’.
    Don’t read anything by spud but love the comments by others on him. He’s out of his depth in the shallow end.

  67. egg_

    Struth…everything is well over the head of SScumberss’.

    When god was handing out brains, old Sniffy said, keep mine, I’m going to be a communist.

    It’s still in the box it came in.

  68. Bruce of Newcastle

    The current lefty hysteria about firearms is having the usual result…

    Gun sales surge fueled by first-timers, mostly for ‘concealed’ pistols (8 Aug, via Drudge)

    Nice work lefties. All those new legal gun owners won’t be voting for people who want to take them away again.

  69. egg_

    Maths is just a language.

    The Bailey–Borwein–Plouffe formula (BBP formula) is a formula for π. It was discovered in 1995 by Simon Plouffe and is named after the authors of the article in which it was published, David H. Bailey, Peter Borwein, and Plouffe.[1] Before that, it had been published by Plouffe on his own site.[2] The formula is…

    The BBP formula gives rise to a spigot algorithm for computing the nth base-16 digit of π (and therefore also the nth binary digit of π) without computing the preceding digits.

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Win 10 have insisted I take an update from them, which means I no longer get the MSM news feed (which was crap) and now I get the Microsoft News Feed (which is even worse). Every morning I am now faced with three or four Trump Derangement stories before anything else comes up. They are always entirely stupid stories concocted from events both trivial and/or major, and they are always written in the absolutely relentless mode of NY Times TDS.

    I can’t get to Catallaxy soon enough. 🙂

    I don’t think they give me the option of not receiving their feed. Anyone know? Otherwise I could put the Oz up as home page, which would be an improvement. Others in the family sometimes use this computer so I wouldn’t put the Cat up first; keep it at one remove due to privacy concerns there.

  71. Atoms for Peace

    Just wondering if late term abortion surgeries in public hospitals have an opt out clause for the surgical nurses etc. That would quite traumatic for some imo.

  72. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The weather will be crap butt life gets better every day.

    Hi ho, hi ho, bespoke.
    Great to hear that things are looking up and that your son is being a treasure.

  73. feelthebern

    I have to say that if the Koch brothers want to reduce the size of the US government back to where it was in 1776, I’m with them.

    The Koch brothers are deep state.

  74. egg_

    Scruffy middleaged middleclass dad to 7? y.o. son in Supermarket: “Discipline isn’t about good – it’s just a negative thing” or words to that effect – Psychobabble to minors.

  75. feelthebern

    Garrison wasn’t so hot today.
    But usually it’s piece of art.
    The internet is perfect for him.
    No print operation could afford to produce his work.

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Wild exaggerations and bullshit are standard. Like women telling me I’m beautiful. Sheesh!

    Oh go on, you know you love it, you old curmudgeon you.

    If it’s Maria she might even mean it. Ya never can tell. 😀

  77. egg_

    1735099
    #3126956, posted on August 9, 2019 at 5:28 am

    The GetUp! troll shat the bed?

  78. pete m

    Lizzie, just make the cat your home page.

  79. feelthebern

    I miss the MAD magazine from the 80’s & even 90’s.
    Great artists.
    Anti establishment.

  80. egg_

    With protesters marching back into work at ABC Studios (presumably given a leave of absence), small wonder Their Nanny Franny dubs herself an Activist J’ismist.

  81. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Hairy turned up from the shops yesterday with a copy of ’12 Rules for Life’ as requested by his sixteen year old step-grandson. Can’t leave the lad waiting, he implies. I’ve had a quick leaf through it. Now this is a smart young lad who likes to read, but it is a quite long and rather dense tome. I’m wondering if he might find it a little hard going, I say, but Hairy demurs. If he’s interested enough to ask for it, he’ll read it, he says with a confidence I don’t quite have. Wait a year or two if it doesn’t quite grab you now, is my first thought to say when I hand it over.

  82. calli

    Nice banner. A h/t to The Fist of Les.

  83. Mother Lode

    Remember in Tasmania you can just say that your female and get your birth certificate changed. This basically means once again women miss out and have their own sports trampled by men.

    What is sweet about this is all the times we have been told that men and women are not just equal, but the same. Anything a man can do so can a woman, just as well.

    The only reason it looks like men are keeping women out of domains is because there are women who demand to be able to do whatever men do, but virtually nothing the other direction. The reason men aren’t ‘being denied’ is because they aren’t demanding anything. The ease with their lot that these women see men have is not the men having ‘privilege’ over women, it is the unacknowledged envy of these women.

    Their pain will be with them wherever they go.

    I hope they take it with them to eternity – but then that is my sense of humour.

  84. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie, just make the cat your home page.

    Tempting, Pete.

  85. calli

    Anyone else being “blasted by Arctic cold air” as one Seven dollybird describes it?

    Venture out and enjoy it. It’s come an awfully long way to torment us.

  86. calli

    Oh. It’s now a “super storm”.

    Yikes!

  87. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Their pain will be with them wherever they go.

    I was just saying to Hairy the other day apropos this man turning into a woman thingo and winning all the female prizes that it’s interesting that no female to male trannies are busting now to try their new gender by topping all the male sporting competitions. He just smiled that simple male smile at the very thought of it.

    All those uterine ‘men’ too busy having children, I expect, I add to his non-verbal response.

  88. DrBeauGan

    Wild exaggerations and bullshit are standard. Like women telling me I’m beautiful. Sheesh!

    Oh go on, you know you love it, you old curmudgeon you.

    If it’s Maria she might even mean it. Ya never can tell. 😀

    I loathe bullshit. And I can tell it in an instant.

  89. Herodotus

    Every winter we are regaled by tales of CEOs or kids made to sleep out in order to “raise awareness” of homelessness.
    We are told it’s a contagion and bad, something we already knew.
    What’s not being said is that it’s the result of the left’s main project, the disintegration of families and society so they can assume control.

  90. Infidel Tiger

    Ryan James Girdusky
    @RyanGirdusky
    When a Chicago-based bakery was forced to fire 800 illegal aliens, they replaced them all with Americans (mostly black Americans) and workers at the plant received a 40% raise… libertarian economics means Americans last.
    (link: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2018/2/16/18355997/at-major-northwest-side-bakery-labor-issues-pit-blacks-vs-hispanics) chicago.suntimes.com/2018/2/16/1

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    Lizzie, just make the cat your home page.

    DuckDuckGo would be a neutral home page Lizzie, and that would steer people away from Goolag and Bing.

  92. Some History

    Welcome everyone.

    Today we have a competition to find our champion, the one amongst us
    who is the most easy to offend/terrify/trigger.

    READY. SET. GOOOO

  93. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    To all those attending CPAC today, half your luck. We are constrained nearly all of this weekend with household (kitchen fixers of dispute arriving sometime today) and with familial occasions. We are also hemmed into our nest by the city-to-surf on Sunday morning.

    How outrageous that this conference welcoming a prominent Member of the European Parliament who is also leader of a major political party in Britain is not being protected from political thuggery without charge by the NSW Police Force. Thus a Go-Fund-Me page has been set up for this purpose. Especially when Mr. Nigel Farage is speaking together with many prominent Australian journalists and at least three Members of Australian Parliaments. I wonder if they made security charges to some recent close political confidants of President Trump, who also arrived to speak recently. Also, wasn’t there a legal determination in Victoria recently that such charges were not legal? Isn’t NSW listening to that?

  94. Mother Lode

    “We … have the opportunity to right a wrong enacted into law 119 years ago,” he said.

    What a staggeringly stupid observation.

    What kind of a shallow myopic self-pleasuring mental imp believes that all periods of time are accountable to the public morality of today. That Ramirez cartoon from yesterday seems apposite.

    I have memories from my early childhood where I noticed that clouds in the sky seemed to follow me – an optical illusion where I would walk past something like a phone pole and the cloud that was to my right before the pole was still with me after ward – all a function of distance that I did not understand.

    This idiot not only still believes it, but believes it applies to everything he thinks.

    “I see so far because I am a giant standing on the shoulders of dwarfs.”

    Tit.

  95. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #3126969, posted on August 9, 2019 at 6:32 am

    56.9% turnout
    46.1% Trump
    48.2% Clinton
    That turnout means that 43.1% of voters had no say in the outcome, and of the 56.9% who did, the majority (48.2%) didn’t vote for Trump.
    Or put another way, 91.3% (48.2% + 43.1%) didn’t vote for the incumbent.

    ‘Functionally innumerate’ would be spot on.

    .
    .
    Harsh criticism.
    My old maths teachers would call me to the front of the class and gently lead me through it:-
    “Well, Lowe, you’ve accounted for the Clinton voters and the abstainers.
    Using the same logic, can we add the Trump voters in. Let’s see Clinton plus Abstainers is 91.3% plus Trump with 46.1% equals 137.4%.
    That seems a little high.
    What is the maximum total we can have when expressing parts of a whole as percentages?
    Anyone?
    Yes, you Smith.
    What’s that? 100%? Correct Smith.
    Lowe, for maths homework, get this one right, and for Latin homework, find the meaning of “per centum”.
    Now sit down you stupid boy.

  96. Mater

    Lowe, for maths homework, get this one right, and for Latin homework, find the meaning of “per centum”

    Let me guess. You got 91.3% for that assignment?

  97. Leigh Lowe

    Anyone else being “blasted by Arctic cold air” as one Seven dollybird describes it?

    Surely that Arctic cold air would warm up a little as it travelled over New Guinea to reach us?

  98. Top Ender

    This won’t be easy.

    Apparently a musical based on “Simpson and his Donkey” is being released.

    Mate of mine, now deceased, wrote a breakthrough work on Private Simpson, disproving with logic and research the many legends of the bloke.

    Who nevertheless, performed heroically on the Gallipoli peninsula.

  99. calli

    Will you cut out the Upper Case bullying, History?

    And stop SHOUTING.

    It hurtses my feewings.

  100. Leigh Lowe

    Let me guess. You got 91.3% for that assignment?

    No.
    I got an A.
    I got A’s for everything on my reports, including forgery.

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What’s not being said is that it’s the result of the left’s main project, the disintegration of families and society so they can assume control.

    Yes. I’m still debating whether to throw $50 at someone I know who is doing this. Probably will. An uncomfortable night would not hurt some of these people and might focus their attention on doing more for homeless youth. I think it is a worthy enough cause but one that doesn’t speak truth to power as you suggest, Herodotus.

  102. 1735099

    What’s not being said is that it’s the result of the left’s main project, the disintegration of families and society so they can assume control.

    The “Left” have obviously failed with my extended family.
    Went to my Aunts 90th in Mackay the other day – met at least 60 new rellies (nephews/nieces) – caught up with 16 uncles/aunts/cousins, I hadn’t seen in years.
    All good Catholics, Labor voters, and Trump haters.
    Mix of cane farmers, railwaymen, sailors, teachers, moteliers and stay-at-home mums (and dads).
    The Mackay dwellers amongst them referred sarcastically to the local member as “gorgeous George”, and swore very time his name was mentioned. There are many ribald anecdotes about his exploits in the Philippines doing the rounds in Mackay.

  103. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    What kind of a shallow myopic self-pleasuring mental imp believes

    Never holds back, that Mother Lode.
    Perfect. 🙂

  104. struth

    I loathe bullshit. And I can tell it in an instant.

    Puuuuuuleeeeaaase!

    You’re bullshitting to Maria even with your silence on declaring motive.

    I’ve got to go away out of phone range again this weekend, this time not for work, but for BCFing.
    Just thought I’d brag.
    Great weather here in QLD.

  105. Percy Popinjay

    91.3% is the new 97%!

    Thanks, Mater. I was hoping someone might pick up on that.

    P.S. The Garrison ‘toon would have been even better if the imbeciles were all blasting themselves in their feet.

  106. egg_

    It’s now a “super storm”.

    Seven’s heavily into storm po rn?

  107. Top Ender

    Lizzie, there is a good program of Jordan Peterson on YouTube where he talks to an audience on his 12 Rules.

    Might be worth watching first with book recipient, and then he can dip into the book where most interested.

  108. struth

    The “Left” have obviously failed with my extended family.
    Went to my Aunts 90th in Mackay the other day – met at least 60 new rellies (nephews/nieces) – caught up with 16 uncles/aunts/cousins, I hadn’t seen in years.
    All good Catholics, Labor voters, and Trump haters.

    Impending will readings always bring the lefties out.
    Now who wants what?
    What’s she worth?

    You’ve all been her favourites, haven’t you, darlings

  109. Leigh Lowe

    egg_

    #3126998, posted on August 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Scruffy middleaged middleclass dad to 7? y.o. son in Supermarket: “Discipline isn’t about good – it’s just a negative thing” or words to that effect – Psychobabble to minors

    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    Saw a clip on a sports show the other day of Collingwood Netball game.
    Coach (male) is giving Netty-chick a burst for not being up to scratch.
    Netty-chick : “Give me some positives.”
    Coach : “What?”
    Netty-chick : “It’s all negative. I need some positives.”
    Coach : “I would if I could, but there is nothing positive about the way you are playing.”
    I laughed.
    Then I thought, “Netty coach will go the way of the Matildas coach. Toxic masculinity. Gone.”

  110. Mother Lode

    and Trump is still President!

    Was all day yesterday, will be all day today.

    And even when he is asleep – he is STILL President.

  111. duncanm

    Zyconoclast
    #3126914, posted on August 8, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Desperate manhunt for perpetrator of backyard abduction and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl is suddenly called off because the report was FALSE
    -Police received a report of an alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl
    -She was reportedly taken from her home in the mid-north town of Taree, NSW
    -A manhunt commenced and police urged any witnesses to come forward
    -But after extensive forensic investigations, police confirmed the report was false

    Police have spoken to the young girl and offered support services.

    it sounded sus from the get-go.

    What sort of 12yo girl, or sexual perp, wanders around back yards in the middle of winter at 6am ?

  112. Mater

    All good Catholics, Labor voters, and Trump haters.

    So all 146.7% of them are good Catholics, Labor voters, and Trump haters?

  113. cohenite

    Paul Joseph Watson’s take on soycialists was great but these people do get their commupance. Nic Cohen’s book What’s Left detailed the role of the left – academics, unionists, students, the usual fucking idiots – in ridding Iran of the shah and instating the mullahs; thousands of these cognitively deficient fools were then slaughtered by the bearded bastards; the look on the faces as they had their stupid heads removed from their anxiety ridden bodies is not hard to imagine. The same in Vietnam. They are true useful idiots and will never learn. They are a product of the safety and security offered by capitalist societies which they oppose. But it’s not funny because they now control the West.

    Case in point the nsw abortion issue by pasty faced women who are so dumb the term stupid has no application. They voted down an amendment to restrict abortions for gender selection which always means girl babies are killed. These women are literally voting to kill other females.

    I’m going out to kick the poor dog again.

  114. Bruce of Newcastle

    All good Catholics, Labor voters, and Trump haters.

    Here you go Numbers:
    Global Survey: Donald Trump More Admired Than Pope Francis (6 Aug)

  115. Percy Popinjay

    Isn’t NSW listening to that?

    No, they’re too busy facilitating and celebrating the slaughter of infants, especially girls.

    I was posting here, at Blair’s and on the Oz for months before the last NSW election stating in no uncertain terms that Beryl Gladyschlocklian’s monstrous freak show/goat rodeo did not deserve to be re-elected.

    Unfortunately, it’s nothing to gloat about. We’ll just have to wait (presumably not too long) for the next piece of tin eared idiocy designed to further alienate anyone who isn’t a collectivist imbecile.

    A unilateral declaration of “a weather emergency” or some other such infuriating tosh, no doubt.

  116. Tel

    Puuuuuuleeeeaaase!

    You’re bullshitting to Maria even with your silence on declaring motive.

    My grandma used to fly off like that while watching Country Practice.

    “Nooo!!! He doesn’t really love you! Blah Blah …”

  117. calli

    I didn’t believe you, Perc.

    I do now. You were right.

  118. cohenite

    The troll’s mental illness obviously runs in it’s family. And this is the point. Western democracy has given a safe haven to genes which if left to harder forms societies would have been eradicated from the gene pool. It’s so ironic that the best type of society ever invented by humans allows certain types of humans to survive who normally would lose the gene battle but who survive to undermine the very society which has allowed them to survive. It’s depressing.

  119. Arky

    Remember in Tasmania you can just say that your female and get your birth certificate changed. This basically means once again women miss out and have their own sports trampled by men.

    ..
    You don’t get it.
    They have redefined women to include some biological males.
    Therefore there is no difference between the sexes. Men can literally do whatever women can and vice versa.
    They wanted equity, and nothing, but nothing was going to stop them getting it.
    You will see women holding aloft the sports trophies previously only the domain of men.
    And if that requires a change in the definition of “women”, so be it.
    Reality is what we say it is.

  120. Leigh Lowe

    So, according to that work of fiction, “Mr Spud Goes To Mackay”, the locals can’t stand George Christensen.

    Let’s go to the tally of the tape.
    Golleee, Sargent Carter, George Christensen scored a 2PP of 64.61%, with a swing of 11.24% away from the Liars (who got 20% primary vote).

  121. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    [email protected] appeal judges weigh last-minute questions ahead of verdict

    Exclusive
    John Ferguson
    Associate Editor
    @fergusonjw
    12:00AM August 9, 2019

    The Court of Appeal has been dealing with last-minute questions about the way George [email protected]’s jury was empanelled as it prepares to deliver its ruling on one of the ­nation’s biggest legal cases.

    The three judges have been ­examining the law around how [email protected] was arraigned when no jury panel members were physically present in the court.

    A video link was, however, in place when [email protected] was arraigned, which is normally the first time a criminal defendant appears in court. They hear the charges against them and normally submit a plea.

    The failure to arraign [email protected] in front of the jury became one of three points of appeal lodged by the disgraced cardinal’s defence team.

    If the court were to rule in favour of [email protected] on the arraignment matter, it could potentially lead to a retrial, although the favoured outcome for the defence would be that the court finds the jury had erred by convicting [email protected] on the five charges at St Patrick’s Cathedral in 1996 and 1997.

    If this were to occur, it would lead to the convictions being overturned.

    The third ground of appeal is whether County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd erred by preventing the defence from using a computer-generated video that showed dots moving around a diagram of the layout of St Patrick’s Cathedral to describe human ­activity during and after a solemn mass.

    The Court of Appeal will inevitably keep secret its innermost workings and deliberations over the [email protected] case with no one but the three judges having any idea how they will rule on the case.

    It has been more than two months since the appeal was heard, meaning the judges will soon make public their deliberations. It is likely to be made this month, several legal sources have forecast.

    From the Oz.

  122. Geriatric Mayfly

    Surely that Arctic cold air would warm up a little as it travelled over New Guinea to reach us?

    One such vortical Arctic visitor made a brief and boisterous passage overnight, and is now off to annoy NZ. before heading home. Another has come to a stop in the Southern Ocean, gone into reverse and is now coming our way with menace.

  123. Percy Popinjay

    the look on the faces as they had their stupid heads removed from their anxiety ridden bodies is not hard to imagine

    I’ll never forget the photo of the soon to be former iranian foreign minister at the moment he learned he was about to be summarily executed following a hastily convened kangaroo court on charges of “insufficient revolutionary zeal”. The bemused and horrified look on his stupid fat face was truly priceless.

    This was the utterly foul ghoul who presided over the “press conference” where those monstrous inbred goat fucking morons gloated over the bodies of the US servicemen who’d died attempting to rescue the embassy hostages.

    Zero sympathy and all he deserved. Enjoy hell, you loathsome piece of sh*t.

  124. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    Iran is in serious financial trouble. They want desperately to talk to the U.S., but are given mixed signals from all of those purporting to represent us, including President Macron of France……..I know Emmanuel means well, as do all others, but nobody speaks for the United States but the United States itself. No one is authorized in any way, shape, or form, to represent us!

    Don’t trust Euroweenies ever.

  125. Leigh Lowe

    My mathematical corrections in brackets

    Went to my Aunts 90th [she is his cousin and she is 65] in Mackay the other day – met at least 60 [two] new rellies (nephews/nieces) – caught up with 16 [one aunt who is transitioning] uncles/aunts/cousins I hadn’t seen in years.

  126. Mater

    Let’s go to the tally of the tape.
    Golleee, Sargent Carter, George Christensen scored a 2PP of 64.61%, with a swing of 11.24% away from the Liars (who got 20% primary vote).

    But, but, but…that was a statistical “outrider” (sic)!

  127. Woolfe

    Lizzie,
    In Microsoft edge click the three dots on the right side of the toolbar, click settings, you will see a header with
    open Microsoft edge with, click the box below, click a specific page or pages, type http://catallaxyfiles.com/

    That’s it, next time you open the browser the cat will come up in the first folder.
    .

  128. Leigh Lowe

    The Mackay dwellers amongst them referred sarcastically to the local member as “gorgeous George”, and swore very (sic) time his name was mentioned.

    English poor, maths worse.

    There are many ribald anecdotes about his exploits in the Philippines doing the rounds in Mackay.

    So, your relatives were repeating racist comments about Phillipinos?
    Not surprising after your rant about the Toowoomba Maccas employing too many Asians.

  129. Mother Lode

    “Hello, White House?”

    “Yes sir – who can I connect you to?”

    “President Obama. please.”

    “Sir, he is not the President any more. Same time tomorrow?”

    Must be fairly annoying handling calls like that every day on the switchboard.

    Particularly since no one is actually expecting to speak to him.

    They are just calling the switchboard because they enjoy being told Obama is not President any more.

    His Presidency – supposedly so epoch making – really has faded, huh.

    Remember when he left the White House and announced he was setting up a ‘shadow’ White House in Washington ready to hold Trump to account on anything and everything?

    Now he is reduced to haunting local bars with bleary eyes and slurring tongue, telling the morning refugees from the world that he used to be President. And the bar tender telling him “Yeah, yeah. Sure Barry. President Barry. Now, pay your goddam tab, ya bum!”

  130. Farmer Gez

    The failure to arraign [email protected] in front of the jury became one of three points of appeal lodged by the disgraced cardinal’s defence team.

    The Get Out of Jail card for the legal profession.
    You avoid all the tricky issues of improper action by the police and media.
    “Victims must be believed” is maintained as a principle.
    The failings of the jury system is pushed aside for another day.
    I’ll give short odds on a mistrial.

  131. Leigh Lowe

    All good Catholics, Labor voters, and Trump haters.

    Oooh, fuck, here comes silly old Bob.
    OK, kids, tell him we’ve just come from Mass, we vote Labor and hate Trump.
    Why?
    If we don’t, we’ll be here until fucking Tuesday … and, whatever you do, don’t mention the war.

  132. Boambee John

    LL

    with a swing of 11.24% away from the Liars (who got 20% primary vote).

    The 20% being comprised of all of the seagull’s relatives, living and dead, voting early and often?

  133. Mother Lode

    Just wondering if late term abortion surgeries in public hospitals have an opt out clause for the surgical nurses etc. That would quite traumatic for some imo.

    Absolutely agree.

    People who enter the medical field are now expected to be able to switch from treating the unborn as precious life to treating it as an incidental clump of cells.

    I hope those parliamentarians see medical practitioners whose switch gets stuck on ‘clump of cells’.

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lewinsky to make Clinton TV drama

    By Will Pavia
    The Times
    12:00AM August 9, 2019
    9 Comments

    Monica Lewinsky will produce a drama about her affair with Bill Clinton and the subsequent impeachment trial in a television series to be screened as another president facing allegations of sexual impropriety seeks re-election.

    The first episode of Impeachment: American Crime Story will be screened in September next year, five weeks before the country goes to the polls. The show will tell the story of a scandal that has cast a long shadow.

    Donald Trump revived elements of the controversy during his 2016 election campaign, casting Hillary Clinton as an “enabler” of her husband’s infidelity. He invited women who had accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault to presidential debates.

    From the Oz.

  135. Bruce of Newcastle

    His Presidency – supposedly so epoch making – really has faded, huh.

    Ah, but the blockbuster to outdo all blockbusters is about to explode onto our screens.
    Hollywood regulars: Obamas ready to debut their first film in late August (8 Aug)
    How unmissable!

  136. Geriatric Mayfly

    Ah, but the blockbuster to outdo all blockbusters

    Private Eye’s “They Flew to Bruges” will still take some beating.

  137. 1735099

    Not surprising after your rant about the Toowoomba Maccas employing too many Asians.

    Over the years, these fantasies develop a life of their own.
    I’ve never commented about any Toowoomba Maccas.
    I never peeled a potato in Vietnam.
    I shape a very large proportion of what passes for comment here.
    I own this blog🙂

  138. Tintarella di Luna

    I have a friend who is a foetal surgeon magnificent human being bit of a lefty but great bloke. Told us if a patient who had two girls and wanted a boy at all costs, cost borne(pardon me) by 3 aborted female foetuses then frajous day calloo callay was pregnant with a boy all manner of tests undertaken to ensure healthy baby no nasty syndromes found etc…. so all went ahead ……. it came to pass the child is severely intellectually disabled – unless linked to a known syndrome intellectual disability can’t be detected in utero He had other very sad things to tell but that was enough at one sitting

  139. Leigh Lowe

    I shape a very large proportion of what passes for comment here.

    137.4%?

  140. Mater

    I own this blog🙂

    Only 91.3% of it.

  141. Mother Lode

    Financial tip on how to double your money!

    I took 50% of my savings out of the bank, and then put 100% of that back in.

    50% + 100% = 150%.

    Then there was the 50% that I never took out in the first place.

    Comes up to 200%

  142. Knuckle Dragger

    The Sun watched me rise today, instead of the other way round.

    Excellent little lie-in.

    How decadent.

    Mother Lode, you’re in particularly fine form this morning. Golf clap, sir.

  143. Leigh Lowe

    Hilarious!
    Of all the locations available for Spud’s fantasy road trip to illustrate rock solid ALP/TDS credentials, he chooses George Christensen’s patch.
    Where 80% (rounded to 91.345%) of voters can’t stomach the Liars Pardee.

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    LL, earlier;

    Netty chick: ‘Give me some positives!’
    Coach: ‘You’ve got the right uniform on, and you’ve got a better rig than Magda Szubanski.’

  145. Leigh Lowe

    Makes you wonder.
    Were the kids at the Toowoomba school retarded to start with?
    Or were they taught Spud-pussent maths from an early age?

  146. Mother Lode

    Thanks, Knuckles.

    Sugar rush, I expect.

  147. Leigh Lowe

    I took 50% of my savings out of the bank, and then put 100% of that back in.

    50% + 100% = 150%.

    Then there was the 50% that I never took out in the first place.

    Comes up to 200%

    Plus GST makes it 333.33%.

  148. Infidel Tiger

    Gladys B is an evil fucking xunt.

    Hope she burns in hell.

  149. 1735099

    Conservatives love red tape

    If conservatives were serious about removing red tape Apple wouldn’t be able to sue Samsung for making a smartphone in the shape of a rectangle; Adani wouldn’t be able to demand that a Wangan and Jagalingou man Adrian Burragubba, pay them $600,000 in legal costs; and without regulation, the government’s Australian Building and Construction Commission wouldn’t be able to charge union officials for having a cup of tea with a friend at a worksite.
    Indeed, conservatives love regulating the behaviour of their enemies. The right to strike is a fundamental human right, enshrined in international law, but no such protection exists in Australia – without permission from a bureaucrat at the Fair Work Commission, that is.

  150. Mater

    I shape a very large proportion of what passes for comment here.

    When run through the ‘Discombobulater’, this translates to:

    “I bear the brunt of most of the mockery on this blog”

  151. Knuckle Dragger

    Rowe. ‘The Man with No Brain.’

    Lefties lampoon the things they don’t understand and can’t comprehend. They still frown to themselves in quiet moments how a real estate cowboy turned reality TV star could actually a) be POTUS, and b) be making a decent fist of it.

    DJT knows this, and twists the knife in every chance he gets. It’s like the scene in Demolition Man where Wesley Snipes is kicking the shit out of a bunch of cops, and one turns to another one and says, ‘He’s using violence! We’re not trained for this!’

    If one were to imagine Capital Hill as the League of Superheroes or whatever it is with its occupants wheeling out the same old invisible jet, talking to fish and turning green as superpowers, then Trump is surely Deadpool.

  152. Tintarella di Luna

    Infidel Tiger @ 9:42am Fact-checked:True

  153. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “I bear the brunt of most of the mockery on this blog”

    Well said, Mater.

  154. Top Ender

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lashed a “mystifying” and “heavy handed” new policy that ensures transgender and gender-diverse people can play cricket at the highest level in Australia.

    Speaking to 2GB’s Alan Jones this morning, Mr Morrison said it was “beyond him” why Cricket Australia had developed the policy.

    The elite-level policy, which was announced yesterday, includes guidelines for community cricket to support players to compete in line with their gender diversity, whether or not this aligns with the sex they are born with.

    “Well I think it’s pretty heavy-handed to put it mildly,” Mr Morrison said. “I mean the thing about sport is it should be driven locally by local clubs and I have no doubt these sorts of issues are being managed practically at a club level.”

    MORE: Parent coaches warned on transgender laws | Cricket bosses embrace gender diversity

    When pressed whether he would intervene, Mr Morrison was cautious, saying while he expected Sport Minister Richard Colbeck to make a statement at some point, his attention was currently focused on significant issues such as unemployment and mental health.

    “To be honest Alan, making sure people are in a job and mental health challenges — all these things are things I’m focusing on at COAG today, not this issue.”

    While Mr Morrison said he understood why it was a sensitive issue, he thought CA’s approach was “heavy handed” and there were “far more practical ways” to handle it.

    “There are far more practical ways to handle these issues than these heavy mandatory ways of doing it, and I’m sure these issues have quite carefully and practically managed at a club level already,” he said.

    “So why there’s a necessity to get the sledgehammer out on this is mystifying me, but I think we need to get the issue in perspective and ensure we manage it calmly.”

    But, the prime minister cautioned it was important to keep the issue in perspective and manage it calmly.

    It comes as CA CEO Kevin Roberts announced the policy at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

    Oz breaking

  155. Infidel Tiger

    Oh sorry, did I publish that? I was going to say nothing, just like that evil fucking bitch.

  156. Bruce of Newcastle

    Cats not enjoying the east coast climate crisis™ may like the latest jet stream map. Gaia’s displeasure is brought to you directly from Antarctica…

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I own this blog’

    Yeah. Like the giant chicken in Family Guy.

    Turns up once a season, starts a fight and ends up getting the shit kicked out of it and limping into the sunset or lying in a pool of its own blood at the bottom of a canyon.

  158. Old School Conservative

    I own this blog🙂

    If not already done, we can add narcissist to its long list of mental problems.

  159. Tintarella di Luna

    I heard the Shapeshifter Christian interviewed this morning he was better than Michael Flatley dancing around the issue when pressed vis a vis intervention What an appalling spineless creep

  160. Leigh Lowe

    I shape a very large proportion of what passes for comment here.

    The way a bleeding fox shapes the path that the hounds run.

  161. Tintarella di Luna

    We certainly have a Uniparty running the country at every level the only pushbacks are coming from the back benchers and Mark Latham

  162. The Barking Toad

    Is Al Gore in town?

    Not a global warming in sight.

  163. Leigh Lowe

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lashed a “mystifying” and “heavy handed” new policy that ensures transgender and gender-diverse people can play cricket at the highest level in Australia.

    Speaking to 2GB’s Alan Jones this morning, Mr Morrison said it was “beyond him” why Cricket Australia had developed the policy.

    It’s obvious.
    Trying to revive Mitch (call me Marcia) Marsh’s international career.
    I do hope Chris Gayle tweets that he is identifying as a sheila and would like to play ladies BBL.

  164. Tom

    Tucker Carlson has taken his son fishing. Therefore there’s nothing worth watching on television this morning. Bugger.

    PS: Carlson Derangement Syndrome is now A Thing in US lefty media. Go Tucker!

  165. Knuckle Dragger

    Right this very second, people in the cricketing world are asking each other ‘who the fuck is Kevin Roberts?’ in mush the same way, I would imagine, as rugger punters asked ‘who the fuck is Raelene Castle?’

    Right this very second Australian cricketers who are very good, but will only ever be fringe dwellers on the Australian team – think Kane Richardson, Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Rainbird – will be thinking long and hard about extended careers representing Australia, but as chicks.

    They’ll then reap all the rewards the tarts have been banging on about for ages, both in prestige and in coin, eventually retire and promptly become blokes again.

    No more Ellyse Perry. No more Alyssa Healy. Look forward to Ms Peter Nevill and Ms Chris Tremain.

    ‘Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.’

  166. DrBeauGan

    You’re bullshitting to Maria even with your silence on declaring motive.

    Crap. I’ve told her the truth from the beginning. I’ve told her I like her and am happy to be friends and nothing more. I like taking her out to dinner and being with her. She has difficulty understanding this, but that’s her problem. She assumes everyone else is on the make too. It’s Cuba.

    You’re doing what those daft women did. Making up your own facts because you don’t have enough to justify your moralising. The

  167. Leigh Lowe

    “I bear the brunt of most of the mockery on this blog”

    Most?
    I calculate it to be 137.4% precisely.

  168. Knuckle Dragger

    Hoping, while frantically typing, ‘must hit post before LL beats me to it, can I get there first just this fucking once’

    *Post Comment*

    … …………

    Fuck.

  169. DrBeauGan

    And she stood me up again tonight. She had a headache.

    That was her story, and it might be true.

    I don’t mind, saved me money.

  170. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I own this blog’

    Translated:

    ‘Daaaaaaaad.

    I dug another hole’

    (h/t The Castle)

  171. cohenite

    With this trans gender fluidity bullshit and thumping great blokes playing against sheilas and now gender selection abortion rights you’d be justified in concluding the left hate women.

  172. stackja

    Leyton police stabbing: Officer hurt in machete attack
    9 hours ago

    A police officer was stabbed in a “frenzied” machete attack as he tried to stop a van in east London.

    The PC – described by colleagues as “amazing” – managed to Taser his attacker while being stabbed in the head and body.

    He is in hospital with multiple injuries but the Met says he will recover.

    A 56-year-old man was arrested at the scene in Leyton on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

    Det Ch Supt Richard Tucker described the attack, which happened shortly after midnight, as “frenzied, unprovoked and shocking”.

  173. egg_

    Western democracy has given a safe haven to genes which if left to harder forms societies would have been eradicated from the gene pool.

    It’s been commented that we selectively breed and put down antisocial companion animals, but with humans we have to tolerate/accommodate the antisocial.

  174. cohenite

    frenzied, unprovoked and shocking

    Pretty much sums up the RoP.

  175. C.L.

    Childless Berejiklian and childless Palaszczuk want children killed.

  176. stackja

    Sharp rise in women caught carrying knives
    By Sarah Corker
    BBC News
    8 August 2019

    Knife possession offences involving women in England have increased steeply since 2014 – rising by at least 10% every year, police figures show.

    Some 1,509 offences were recorded in 2018 – an increase of 73% over the last five years – data obtained following freedom of information requests shows.

    Youth workers say some women carry weapons for gangs as they are less likely to be stopped by police.

    The Home Office said it funds schemes to help gang-affected women and girls.

    Figures for England show that between 2014 and 2018 there were more than 5,800 recorded knife possession crimes involving women.

    It comes against a backdrop of rising knife crime nationally and after the number of fatal stabbings in England and Wales was last year the highest number since records began.

  177. Mother Lode

    Lefties lampoon the things they don’t understand and can’t comprehend.

    Too true.

    Scribblers and doodlers like Rowe think they are putting him in his place, slaying the dragon. In fact he is pulling their strings, and they are leaping and twitching and jerking wherever and whenever he wants.

    And they have absolutely no idea.

    Whatever else you might say about him, he is a master at making fools of the press.

  178. Mater

    and now gender selection abortion

    Why would they need to do that?
    Surely they can give birth in Tasmania and just assign the kid the desired gender.
    Gender Selection Tourism might be a new growth industry for the mendicant state.

  179. Geriatric Mayfly

    Cats not enjoying the east coast climate crisis™ may like the latest jet stream map. Gaia’s displeasure is brought to you directly from Antarctica…

    I like the map. But that labelling of the Arctic confuses me.

  180. stackja

    C.L.
    #3127123, posted on August 9, 2019 at 10:16 am
    Childless Berejiklian and childless Palaszczuk want children killed.

    Yet they decry child abuse!

  181. stackja

    Berejiklian family’s link to Armenian genocide inspires NSW Premier
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au › nation › politics
    May 3, 2018 – NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklians commitment to NSW is partly inspired by the experience of her family in the Middle East, with 40 of her relatives dying in the Armenian genocide and all her grandparents orphaned, the Premier will tell the Sydney Institutes annual dinner tonight.

    And Gladys Berejiklians approves abortion.

  182. Geriatric Mayfly

    Childless Berejiklian and childless Palaszczuk want children killed.
    Yet they decry child abuse!

    Only when they are in the kidney dish, on the scales, bawling their heads off do they become human.

  183. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Top of the mornin’

    Whilst I do go for the Celtics and I look up to Larry Bird, but I am not Irish enough for the mountains of spud peeling going on here.

    Sinc, rename this blog “The Potato Factory”, to be sure.

  184. C.L.

    The barren hags in Western politics always end up wanting to kill children.

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3127114, posted on August 9, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Hoping, while frantically typing, ‘must hit post before LL beats me to it,

    When you snatch the pebbles from my hand, Grasshopper, then it will be time for you to leave.
    .
    (Means nothing if you didn’t watch Kung Fu with David Caradine).

  186. Bruce in WA

    1735099
    #3126980, posted on August 9, 2019 at 7:01 am
    Hang in there, bespoke. Spelling and all.

    His spelling is OK.
    His reasoning and grammar, is [sic], on the other hand, crap.

  187. Bruce of Newcastle

    I like the map. But that labelling of the Arctic confuses me.

    That’s ok GM. Just wait for a while.
    Earth’s magnetic field reversal is coming – but scientists were wide of the mark (Daily Express, 8 Aug)

  188. egg_

    I own this blog

    NumbNutz is still doing comedy?

  189. Farmer Gez

    Australia’s a land of feast and famine.
    Another 20mm here and the crops are that thick that they’re starting to fall over and lodge.
    Lots of fungicides are needed to keep the diseases at bay in dense canopies.
    They’re screaming for rain in most of NSW and QLD and we’re looking for dry warmer weather.

  190. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Some 1,509 offences were recorded in 2018 – an increase of 73% over the last five years – data obtained following freedom of information requests shows.

    God forbid they actually defend themselves.

    Maybe they ought to use their jazz hands until attackers are dazzled with empathy, call the cops and turn themselves in; then embark on a new career as outreach staff to at-risk individuals on parole.

  191. Roger

    Childless Berejiklian and childless Palaszczuk want children killed.

    Girls in particular will be targeted in utero.

  192. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australia’s a land of feast and famine.

    All we need here in the Wild West is decent finishing rains…

  193. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3127109, posted on August 9, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Tucker Carlson has taken his son fishing.

    MSNBC …
    “Extreme right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson taunts and kills wild animals for sport.
    As if that isn’t bad enough, Carlson is indoctrinating his own son with the blood-lust of game hunting as well”
    [Insert picture of unrelated person with dead rhino here]

  194. Dr Fred Lenin

    Melbouurne metro has stuff about the new tunnels Under the city to improve train services. Its ery informative and good information . Also explanatory vide about the tuunnel digging machines ,awesome engineering project , proves we are up with the world in this field .

  195. Knuckle Dragger

    David Carradine.

    At his best in Kill Bill V2.

    My kung fu is strong.

  196. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-09/staff-at-regional-tristar-medical-clinics-waiting-for-pay/11394462?fbclid=IwAR38SwaydXfIqM3IEpDMoxqaf6oAfIQ0vvRUz9KO6aoLXWckpjLaCnCPgnE

    TriStar’s managing director wrote to staff in May saying the business “had been in a period of significant financial stress for 18 months”
    Doctors have told the ABC that they have gone weeks, even months, without pay, which the AMA is investigating
    Staff on temporary visas are nervous to speak out when experiencing issues with payment

    Lot of doctors in australia, but this company recruits visa doctors and sends them out to work remote contracts where support is important, but seems to be lacking.

    The work enviroment where a facility is mainly staffed by imported visa workers, underpaid, not paid at all and left to sink or swim on their own would not be attractive for australian trained diversity medicos to work and socialise and date within.

    “Complain and be deported” seems to be the allegation.

    Given the life and death decisions these people that feel exploited have to make hourly, this is doubleplus ungood.

    Big Australia has made us so rich we can afford to take trained medical staff away from the worlds poorest countries and send them out to euthanise our rural elderly.

    And not pay them.

  197. Caveman

    Breaking News: Ralene Castle heads CA.

  198. John Constantine

    Doctors from TriStar said they were afraid to speak to the media because their visas are dependent on them being employed.

    Two doctors told the ABC they have gone weeks, and sometimes months, without getting paid.

    A spokesperson for the Australia Medical Association (AMA) confirmed they were looking into at least one reported case by a TriStar employee concerning wages.

    Jane, who did not want her real name to be used, worked as a receptionist at a TriStar clinic in Victoria.

    She said she would often answer calls from doctors claiming they had not been paid for weeks at a time.

    “Some doctors in my clinic weren’t paid for three months, and if they were it was for two weeks at time,” she said.

    “It started with a call every other week and it turned into calls daily.”

    She said she was concerned that this might have been happening at clinics across the country.

    The Fair Work Ombudsman said it would conduct enquiries into the reports of delayed payments.

    Chief executive of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia, Peta Rutherford, said often international doctors relied on their employers for visas and could be nervous to speak out when experiencing issues with payment.

    “I think there are cohorts that do speak out, but certainly some doctors who are on temporary visas are a little bit more reluctant to engage in these processes,” she said.

  199. Knuckle Dragger

    I must away.

    Corporate golf day awaits.

    Regrettably, I have lost the toss and will be Sober *spit* Bob today. As opposed to ‘get off the pipe Bob’ who was mentioned earlier.

    Hopefully they’ll have toppies bouncing along in the piss carts like they did last year.

    Please accept the following contributions due to absence:

    Yeasty BO.

    Popery.

  200. Knuckle Dragger

    Napalm clad freedom barracks.

  201. stackja

    Transgender sports will be insured? Premiums?

  202. cohenite

    Breaking News: Ralene Castle heads CA.

    What the fuck is CA and where can we send sympathy cards?

  203. Roger

    That ugly bastard michael moore undergoes some sort of epiphany and rejects renewables:

    ‘”It turned out the wakeup call was about our own side,” [the film’s director] Gibbs said in a phone interview. “It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in weren’t real, first of all, and then to discover not only are the solar panels and wind turbines not going to save us … but (also) that there is this whole dark side of the corporate money … It dawned on me that these technologies were just another profit centre.“‘

    No shit, Sherlock.

    Worse, those are government subsidised profits.

  204. Mater

    “It turned out the wakeup call was about our own side,” Gibbs said in a phone interview. “It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in weren’t real, first of all, and then to discover not only are the solar panels and wind turbines not going to save us … but (also) that there is this whole dark side of the corporate money … It dawned on me that these technologies were just another profit centre.”

    Farmers in Western Victoria could have told him this a decade ago. In fact, they tried and were denounced as kooks, NIMBYs and employees of Big Oil and had their avenues of appeal erased from the statute books. All in the name of ‘the greater good’.

    If you haven’t dealt with Wind Companies, your education in cronyism is incomplete.

  205. stackja

    Tristar Medical Group continues to support the advancement of healthcare services.
    From a humble beginning in country Victoria, Tristar Medical Group has grown into one of the largest and well-respected health service providers in Australia. Our centres now expand across 6 states and territories, as our growth continues.

    Training and the creation of job opportunities have always been a key focus and we continue to incorporate this into our current operations. Through a structured growth plan, Tristar Medical Group has continued to build on the original general practice and mental health services, which now incorporates the addition of specialist services, allied and industrial health services, community nursing services and NDIS.

    Our goal has always been to provide high quality, accessible and affordable services to rural, regional and metropolitan communities. We stand by our original philosophy and will continue to support the advancement of health care in Australia by placing well trained, highly qualified and knowledgeable health professionals in our centres.

    “We are in the lucky country but no great achievements are ever just luck”- Dr Khaled El-Sheikh

  206. Geriatric Mayfly

    Also explanatory vide about the tuunnel digging machines

    Are they anything like that epitome of technology that burrowed under the Swiss Alps?

  207. notafan

    So all 146.7% of them are good Catholics, Labor voters, and Trump haters?

    Don’t forget that for numberwang morality is subjective so ‘good’ means ‘ssm , priestess, contraception, divorce and abortion loving’ Catholic

  208. stackja

    Mozzie names verboten?

  209. notafan

    oh and euthanasia loving too

  210. egg_

    Transgender sports will be insured? Premiums?

    The Insurers are busier than a one-legged man in an @rse kicking contest?

  211. jo

    Watched quite a bit of Tucker Carlson’s clip. Unbelievable, these crazed people are off the planet.

  212. DrBeauGan

    That ugly bastard michael moore undergoes some sort of epiphany and rejects renewables:

    ‘”It turned out the wakeup call was about our own side,” [the film’s director] Gibbs said in a phone interview. “It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in weren’t real, first of all, and then to discover not only are the solar panels and wind turbines not going to save us … but (also) that there is this whole dark side of the corporate money … It dawned on me that these technologies were just another profit centre.“‘

    So Moore establishes that he’s a dim bulb yet again. How many times is that now?

    How long before he notices?

  213. Leigh Lowe

    Knuckle Dragger

    #3127148, posted on August 9, 2019 at 10:34 am

    David Carradine.

    At his best in Kill Bill V2.

    My kung fu is strong.

    Lowe senior in 1975 …
    “For a pacifist he gets into shitloads of blues.”

  214. Anthony

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3127053, posted on August 9, 2019 at 8:53 am
    [email protected] appeal judges weigh last-minute questions ahead of verdict

    Exclusive
    John Ferguson
    Associate Editor
    @fergusonjw
    12:00AM August 9, 2019

    Gee, an exclusive filler, Ferguson spills nothing.

  215. Leigh Lowe

    If you haven’t dealt with Wind Companies, your education in cronyism is incomplete.

    Isn’t your buddy Holmes a-Court hooked up with Sodom Wind in the highlands?

  216. notafan

    Today is the feast day of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, co-patroness of Europe.

    Born into an Orthodox J ewish family, an athiest at 14, she converted to Catholicism while studying philosophy at University.

    Today We Remember a Saint and the Shoah

  217. stackja

    David Carradine came to ‘sad’ end.

  218. notafan

    Any news about when, Anthony?

  219. Leigh Lowe

    stackja

    #3127172, posted on August 9, 2019 at 10:56 am

    David Carradine came to ‘sad’ end.

    In pursuit of a happy ending.
    At a “wellness” resort.
    In Thailand.

  220. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m amused these wokerati are now discovering that windmills and solar panels are scams. What will it do to them when they also discover the planet is not actually endangered by cow farts and SUV exhausts?

  221. Mater

    He’s more out your way, LL, but he is omnipresent when it comes to this stuff.

  222. Mother Lode

    It dawned on me that these technologies were just another profit centre.

    And now he will be expect us, who foresaw this from near the get-go, to be in awe of his sudden revelation.

    Progressives think that even their errors are profound, while their opponents correct understandings to be shallow – even when they are wrong they think we should be impressed.

  223. Anthony

    notafan
    #3127173, posted on August 9, 2019 at 10:58 am
    Any news about when, Anthony?

    All depends on George’s health – his enemies live in hope.

  224. Top Ender

    Trigglepuffster’s gravy train about to leave the station:

    The former head of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, has been appointed Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at the United Nations.

    Ms Triggs told The Australian she was thrilled to have accepted the senior role, which will see her move to the Swiss capital, Geneva, in late September.

    “I am of course very honoured to be offered the position; it’s rather unexpected I must say,” Ms Triggs said. “It’s a very recent development but I’m in some ways excited, but it’s a huge job with massive implications.

    “There are 71 million displaced people and refugees around the world and we have some very significant protection obligations in our region.”

    Look on the good side. She’ll probably never return to Oz.

  225. Anthony

    Will Ms Triggs take her daughter with her? Sorry, forgot. She can’t.

  226. feelthebern

    Iran is in serious financial trouble.

    Yes.
    Just like North Korea is.

    Unlike China.

  227. Top Ender

    Generation Snowflake to be followed by Generation Milksop:

    Schools are being urged to make competitive events such as running and jumps voluntary at their sports carnivals because of the mental anguish and humiliation it can cause students.

    Researchers said while some children thrived on competition, forced participation could produce extreme anxiety in non-athletic students and put them off exercise for life.

    Mental health researcher Helen Street said there was nothing to be gained from making children compete against their wishes and schools should be encouraged to rethink the traditional approach to carnivals.

    “Forcing kids to compete when they’re not wanting to can cause extreme anxiety,” she said.

    Link for the full story from your ABC

  228. Leigh Lowe

    “I am of course very honoured to be offered the position; it’s rather unexpected I must say,” Ms Triggs said.

    I’ve been lobbying for it for 18 months.
    .
    .

    “There are 71 million displaced people and refugees around the world and we have some very significant protection obligations in our region.”

    I will be bagging the shit out of Australia at every turn.

  229. Bruce of Newcastle

    “There are 71 million displaced people and refugees around the world and we have some very significant protection obligations in our region.”

    Flee now peoples, before it’s too late.

  230. feelthebern

    “I am of course very honoured to be offered the position; it’s rather unexpected I must say,”

    LOL.
    She’s lobbied for the role for years.
    Just like when Bandanna man got an Australia Day’s honour.
    “It’s such a surprise”
    Bill Shit.

  231. DrBeauGan

    Most people who are scammed can’t admit it even to themselves. I suppose we should give Moore some credit for confronting the unpleasant truth. Pity it took him so long.

  232. stackja

    NSW LA 8-August-2019-votes-and-proceedings

    241
    PROOF
    LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
    2019
    FIRST SESSION OF THE FIFTY-SEVENTH PARLIAMENT
    ___________________
    VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS
    No. 18
    THURSDAY 8 AUGUST 2019
    ___________________
    1 MEETING OF THE HOUSE
    The House met at 9.30 am pursuant to adjournment. The Speaker took the Chair, read the prayer and acknowledged the traditional owners, thanking them for their custodianship of country.
    2 NOTICES OF MOTIONS (GENERAL NOTICES)
    3 SUSPENSION OF STANDING AND SESSIONAL ORDERS—ROUTINE OF BUSINESS
    Mr Andrew Constance moved, That standing and sessional orders be suspended at this sitting to:
    (1) Permit consideration of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill to take precedence of all
    other items of general business until 2.15 pm.
    (2) Provide for the following routine of business after Placing and Disposal of Business:
    (a) Consideration of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill (if all remaining stages
    have not concluded earlier);
    (b) At 4.00 pm, Petition Debate;
    (c) Consideration of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill (if required);
    (d) Private Members’ Statements;
    (e) Community Recognition Statements for 30 minutes, after which the House shall
    adjourn without motion until the next sitting day.
    Question put and passed.

    How did your MLA vote? Mine voted for life!

  233. egg_

    I’m amused these wokerati are now discovering that windmills and solar panels are scams.

    Initial denial until it woke upon them just how big the Wind Ponzi scam is?

    What will it do to them when they also discover the planet is not actually endangered by cow farts and SUV exhausts?

    Refer above.

  234. Mother Lode

    Gee, an exclusive filler, Ferguson spills nothing.

    Well, he did make sure to call him a disgraced Cardinal.

    While I don’t consider the disgrace to be the Cardinal’s, he might at least be circumspect enough to incorporate into his thinking the possibility that, since the conviction may well be overturned then so to would be any disgrace attached to it.

    I am often momentarily astounded before the enduring disappointment takes its familiar place at how clumsy, dull-witted and unvaryingly boring our j’simists are.

  235. Woolfe

    Does Triggsy know there are more guns per capita in Switzerland than USA?

  236. Top Ender

    Another comment rejected by the Oz, this time re the Triggster:

    Another decade of pulling the wool over people’s eyes as to the true criminal reality of people-smugglers, and those who pay them to circumvent immigration procedures.

    Story: Triggs lands senior UN role for refugees

    I suppose they think I’m implying she was a confederate of the people-smugglers.

  237. lotocoti

    forced participation could produce extreme anxiety in non-athletic students and put them off exercise for life.

    The immortal words of Leading Seaman PTI Bob Walker:
    It’s meant to make you brave.

  238. Leigh Lowe

    DrBeauGan

    #3127191, posted on August 9, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Most people who are scammed can’t admit it even to themselves.

    Quite so.

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