Open Forum: August 17, 2019

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  1. Roger

    The rich young man of the Gospels (cf. Matthew 19:16–30, Mark 10:17–31 and Luke 18:18–30) was chaste and pious in every way…

    No, he wasn’t. He was a “whited sepulchre”, outwardly keeping the commandments relating to how we treat our neighbour but in regard to the first commandment he was trusting in his riches rather than in God, as Jesus’ reveals in their discussion.

    If one wants to enter heaven by the route of the law, perfect obedience is required. The man’s question, “What do I still lack” reveals his own perception of his failure to perfectly keep the law. When Jesus invites him to follow him, the man’s idolatry is revealed.

  2. John Constantine:
    OBOROB – One Belt, One Road, One buyer.
    It ends with “rob”.

  3. MatrixTransform

    It is high time that we started throwing the grenades back.

    damn, that felt good.

    …might make another coffee before we head out and buy a new washer-dryer today

  4. Ellie

    Just messaged my family in NZ to see what’s being said about Alan Jones over there. Haven’t heard back yet. Me thinks they’re nursing hangovers from the All Black win.

  5. egg_

    Jones’ ‘crime’ is that he dared criticise St Adern

    Only horse whisperers allowed?

  6. Cassie of Sydney

    “Jones is a dead parrot…..”

    I see that the Jooo hating, racist nazi supports censorship…what a surprise.

    And Jones isn’t going anywhere….if Jones goes….so does 2GB…..and as for the Jooo hating racist nazi grub who uses this site as his toilet…I don’t recall the grub ever condemning the misogyny against Nicolle Flint……ah but with hypocrites like the Jooo hater outrage is selective….some misogyny is quite okay…especially when directed against a conservative woman.

    Fuck off racist.

  7. Leigh Lowe

    Sinclair Davidson

    #3134364, posted on August 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Leigh – I was thinking the ladder this weekend not finals

    I am thinking finals because Bombers are in!!!
    Very tight for the last spot.
    Both Adelaide sides on 40 points and almost identical pussentage of 103.0%
    Footscray on 40 and Hawks on 36, both also on the same pussentage of 102.2%.
    My earnest hope is that the Port Adelaide Koch-heads miss the finals by 0.01 pussent on the back of a dodgy score review, with all umpires and reviewers being newly recruited ladies.

  8. Percy Popinjay

    jupes – Once upon a time in Hollyweird is a must see. treat yourself to a Royal with cheese beforehand. The Bruce Lee scene alone makes it worthwhile. Marg Qualley almost steals the entire film in her role as a hippiechick temptress.

    The only bum note is that monstrous slag dunham, playing a fat hippie and acolyte of chilla manson.

  9. Bruce Of Newcastle:

    Kimberlite and lamproite eruptions also tend to be very hot, which I think is why they come up from such depths. All volcanic eruptions are due to bouyancy of hot magma. Hot air rises, so does hot magma.
    This is from memory, pls correct anything I got wrong.

    Sounds fair enough – I just remember an old experiment done in the 1800’s when a scientist put a diamond into a bell jar, then put a magnifying glasses focal point on the diamond. The diamond – as the story goes – disappeared as it got hot, and the scientist was able to detect a minute amount of CO2.
    It was about 45 years ago, so memory isn’t that reliable an indicator.

  10. Nick

    Leigh, I have a suspicion they were the opposite of bogans. The lack of media pictures makes me suspicious.

  11. Des Deskperson

    Heres the ME Board:

    https://www.mebank.com.au/about-us/governance/board/

    It includes Greg Combet, someone called Cheryl Bart, ‘adventurer and mountain climber….in 2009 Cheryl was awarded an AO for services to South Australia in economic and cultural development, leadership, work with welfare organisations and contribution to sport’ and Peter Everingham, ‘…also a governor and director of the World Wide Fund for Nature, Australia’.

    While I have no time for these preening corporate gadflies, Jones’s comment was neither clever, funny or original. I’ve always found him unlistenable.

    Remember his short-lived TV show in the nineties.

  12. Nick

    We can be activists too.

    Indeed. My local Woolies has Gillette shaving products discounted. I won’t touch them again, nor Colgate products. Today has just added a few more to the list.

  13. Leigh Lowe

    Cassie.
    As Tom has already pointed out, Macquarie radio is soon to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nein, so the Chairman is dead man walking.
    And if anyone at Nein thinks they will be tearing up AJ’s contract for telling someone to “put a sock in it” they are dreaming.
    What is hilarious is that AJ could point to scores of ABC and Fewfacts reports over the years describing him as a “shock jock”.
    What did Macquarie think they were signing up to?
    There is nothing actionable in what Jones said so Macquarie has no cause to fire him

    Oh, and Chairman Russell is on the board of the company which peddles KFC to kiddies.
    Best not to encourage too many SJW campaigns, eh Russell?

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Winston – Diamonds burn in the presence of oxygen, since they’re carbon. But the oxygen is in the atmosphere, not underground – and especially not in magma which tends to be full of stuff like sulfur to mop up any free oxy.

  15. Percy Popinjay

    What have those f*ckwits at mebank done now?

  16. Roger

    I’ve just skimmed through the Dunn article.

    His claim towards the end that ἀδικία in Rom 1:18 is better translated injustice rather than unrighteousness ignores the larger context of the chapter in order to make his unusual interpretation of Paul’s subject matter more plausible. Injustice could be an appropriate English synonym if Paul were writing about, say, corrupt judges, but in chapter one he is clearly referring to the moral corruption of pagan humankind, which itself is grounded in idolatry and manifests as sexual perversion, i.e. the failure to conform their lives to God’s purpose for sexuality, preferring instead the futile pursuit of homosexuality, acting out their idolatry by “loving” an image of themselves.

  17. Nick

    There is nothing actionable in what Jones said so Macquarie has no cause to fire him

    Yep.

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Leigh, I have a suspicion they were the opposite of bogans. The lack of media pictures makes me suspicious.

    Reading the story, the child seems to have been allowed to use the business class toilet, once, and when they wanted to use it again, permission was denied because someone was already using said toilet.

  19. Geriatric Mayfly

    Now if Jones had said, ‘Stick your hijab in it.’ Stand back.

  20. Leigh Lowe

    Nick

    #3134378, posted on August 18, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Leigh, I have a suspicion they were the opposite of bogans. The lack of media pictures makes me suspicious.

    Ah, possibly.
    Entitled millennials or Gen Ys perhaps?
    I would still bet this was a smartarse “travel hack”.
    Mum uses cute 4 y o to get access to business class bog and spends 20 minutes in there just prior to landing to freshen the make-up.
    Apparently they had already done it once but cracked it when they were refused a second time because the toilet was occupied by another passenger.

  21. egg_

    What is hilarious is that AJ could point to scores of ABC and Fewfacts reports over the years describing him as a “shock jock”.
    What did Macquarie think they were signing up to?

    Don’t nag the NZ Centaur?

  22. egg_

    Definitely not stick a c0ck in it, with those teeth.
    She’d probably talk around it, anyway.

  23. lotocoti

    Remember his short-lived TV show in the nineties.

    I’ll never forget that great moment in live television, when the phone-in wasn’t some newly minted bank chief, but a house painter with the same name.

  24. BrettW

    Good luck to 2GB if they sack Jones. Hadley, his supposed replacement, won’t know what to do without reading out crime reports. His show has become a list of court proceedings that anybody could do. Talking of court proceedings lets not forget his comments about the Cardinals case which indicated evidence no longer important and anybody who suggested otherwise is a f wit.

    Have given up listening to them in the evening as John Stanley’s show is boring to say the least. Will be interesting to see how the change affects the ratings.

    Personally I am very much in favour of anybody who tells the NZ PM to stick to worrying about her own country. Just because she is a woman does not make people misogynists for criticising her.

  25. Lysander

    Morning Cats. Having a disgusting beer at Perth Airport before heading to Brisbane… this could get ugly.

    Pell outcome due Wednesday at 9am… cue ABC 24/7 coverage…

  26. dover_beach

    Re Pell, was listening to a Patrick Coffin clip earlier and it was edifying to be reminded that Paul also wrote letters while in prison.

  27. Natural Instinct

    If you think all this Google search manipulation is a conspiracy theory – try this:
    — Type Delingpole into Google.
    Now see if Breitbart (where he now works and writes for) comes on the first page. No?
    Try the second page of search results? No again?
    Any links to the articles he has written in the last year? Nope again
    .
    So this is an unscientific single data point – but I wonder what else does not pop up when searching?

  28. Ellie

    Good luck to 2GB if they sack Jones.

    Chris Smith and Steve Price fill in for AJ a lot and do a good job. I would have thought putting Ray Hadley in AJ’s place would be a bad choice. His style is different to that of AJ, Smith and Price. I think Ben Fordham would be a great replacement. Hadley comes across as a real bully IMO. The others don’t.

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Reasons why ropist Morehammed Skaf denied parole revealed
    Brenden Hills, Court Reporter, The Sunday Telegraph
    August 18, 2019 4:00am
    Subscriber only

    Gang ropist Morehammed Skaf was caught with a USB drive containing p2rnography, is “manipulative” and “intimidating”, and has been charged with 16 offences since being jailed.

    These are some of the reasons the State Parole Authority has refused to release Skaf, whose non-parole period expired in January last year after serving 20 years of a 23-year sentence.

    Experts refused a parole application on August 9 because he denies committing any of the ropes and is still a danger to society.

    Skaf, who was only 17 when jailed, had also not completed his “rehabilitation program”.

  30. Lysander

    Don’t you Cats understand!!!

    I FKING HATE FLYING!!!

  31. Natural Instinct

    This should be nailed to the head of any SJW signalling politician or CEO that speaks up in support, cue BHP, etc.
    .

    Well I’m sorry, but “Let’s bomb Western Industrial Civilisation back to the Dark Ages because a 16-year-old climate activist with cute pigtails made the cover of GQ and is now travelling across the Atlantic on an expensive sailing boat” is not an argument. Really it isn’t. And the gullible grown-ups who think otherwise should be ashamed of themselves.

  32. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘slapping airline staff’

    Not white bogans. Oh ho ho ho no no noooooo. No slapping from those punters. The offending slapper/s would almost certainly have been Gen X or potentially Yers. Not millennials, as (in general terms) their definition of ‘punch on’ is a discussion on whose barista has the most distinguished man bun.

    I would almost go as far as to say the slapper/s were *gasp* people of colour.

    And yes, the old ‘use your child as a human shield to get to the best dunny’ course of action.

    If they were white bogans, not only would the poor old hosties have been torn to shreds by fingernails irreparably damaged by repeated opening of extra large Woodstock bourbon cans, they’d be missing clumps of hair and everyone on board’s eardrums would be shattered by the high-pitched shriek of the bogan. Generic example, at concert level pitch:

    ‘Orr so we’re not fuckin good enough for the rich white xunts? Yer sayin’ my kid’s not good enough fer ya, ya fuckinrat xunt? Fuckin LaShanaya? LASHANAYA geddover here before I throat punch ya ya little xunt. Yeah sweetie the fuckin mole here won’t let ya go to the riuch xunt’s dunny. Yeh go and do poo on the floor there. Yeah right fuckin there like at home. Teach these xunts. THE FUCK YOU LOOKIN’ AT XUNT?’

    To state the obvious, the main players here (including LaShanaya) would all be wearing Essendon singlets they got ripped off for somewhere in Kuta.

  33. Ellie

    Lysander, I have quite a bad fear of flying. Doctor prescribes me valium it’s that bad. You said you’ve had a beer. If you don’t have valium drink more beer along with a couple of shots of something strong. If you’re flying business class take advantage of the free alcohol. Deep breaths. Bottoms up! 🥂 🛫

  34. C.L.

    Roger, the rich young man was chaste and was pious. I don’t know what evidence you have for asserting he wasn’t either. John Paul II calls him a “a devout Israelite” in Veritatis Splendor (in which the young man stars). Even his wealth was justly inherited and licitly owned. The point – vis-a-vis Folau – is that we have to do more than avoid sodomy, unmarried sex and alcohol to be saved. Folau wasn’t even willing to sell one of his multi-million dollar properties to fund his court case. That was a cross he utterly rejected.

  35. Mark A

    Natural Instinct
    #3134396, posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:09 am

    — Type Delingpole into Google.
    Now see if Breitbart (where he now works and writes for) comes on the first page. No?

    First up on top page complete history and workplace.

    At least for me here in Europe.

  36. 1735099

    Mercedes Benz have disowned Jones…
    Just received this message from Mercedes Benz Australia in response to my request for them to remove sponsorship from the Parrot –

    Mercedes Benz Australia does not advertise on the Alan Jones show, a position we have stood buy for many years, and our position has not changed. We are actively monitoring the situation and have been working with our independently owned dealer network to re-evaluate their marketing strategy, particularly any form of advertising associated with the Alan Jones show.

    Talk about dead parrots and hot potatoes…..

    My response –
    Good for you. Unfortunately, I doubt most people make a distinction between the brand and the dealership.

  37. Knuckle Dragger

    I see Mr Tate, currently of Macquarie has issued a stern press release.

    Said press release would have been thoroughly studied and subject to commentary by himself, his EA, all the board and the combined Macquarie legal team before it saw the light of day.

    There is no way GB are sacking Jones. For all sorts of commercial reasons people have already spoken about here, and also because should they (after some hours scrabbling around behind the couch) find a testicle and show him the door, he would make the Folau saga look like the little girl who had her lemonade stand on her front lawn shut down by the council.

    Jones isn’t going anywhere. Tate, on the other hand and showing the rat cunning common to boardy types, would have been ‘networking’ the very second after Jones said ‘sock’ on air.

    Right this very second, Tate will be mowing Jones’ lawn before he picks up AJ’s salmon suits from the dry cleaners.

  38. Natural Instinct

    Mark A
    #3134404, posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Yes Breitbart appears as organisation on right of page under picture and – but no articles at all in search results.

  39. 1735099

    And if anyone at Nein thinks they will be tearing up AJ’s contract for telling someone to “put a sock in it” they are dreaming.

    Except that is not what he said.
    This is what he said – “Morrison should shove a sock down her throat”.
    He first claimed he’d been misrepresented, but unfortunately for the Parrot, the programme is recorded, so he’s been forced to apologise.
    From 2GB’s website

    He explained that the words used on-air on Thursday were not what he had intended to say, and that he felt it was necessary to contact Ms Arden directly to apologise.

  40. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh.

    I see I must make a correction.

    Due to Mercedes-Benz Australia’s market base consisting almost entirely of Mr and Mrs Punter who have a mortgage, kids, dental and school bills to pay and autistic Scandinavian girls to laugh at. All, of course, with the ubiquitous Merc ostentatiously parked in the driveway, Jones’ job is under ‘review’.

    It’s like Ansell frangers withdrawing their sponsorship of the local steamhouse. Net effect of zero.

  41. BrettW

    Was flipping channels and came across Offsiders. Apparently a sports show. Three female presenters and Waleed.

    I must be a misogynist but I actually wouid rather listen to or watch people who have actually played sport talking about it. I must be old fashioned.

    Then again it is an ABC show so ratings not a big deal.

  42. Ivan Denisovich

    Numbers, any comments?

    Fr. Kerry Costigan, now retired, of the Toowoomba Diocese in Queensland, contributed an article to the publication The Swag in which he admitted that he has been a member of the Ashlar Lodge for over ten years. In the article, Freemasonry and the Catholic Church, Fr. Costigan claimed that the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference approved Catholics to become members of Australian Freemasonry in 2016. Fr. Costigan also wrote that he would like to see this new policy be made public.

    At this point, the article becomes a bit sketchy: Fr. Costigan claims that in 1984, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference began an inquiry into Australian Freemasonry. Fr. Costigan opines that the reason no conclusion was published was due to there being no conflict between Catholicism and Masonry. He admits that this contradicts the Vatican’s policy on Freemasonry in other countries, but fails to mention that the prohibition does, in fact, apply world-wide……….

    Fr. Costigan’s involvement with the Ashlar Lodge has been known for almost a decade. In 2010, Tim Pemble-Smith of The Lepanto League’s QLD branch asked the former Ordinary of the Toowoomba Diocese, Bishop William Morris, to clarify the priest’s relationship with the lodge, and also to clarify his own position on Freemasonry. Bishop Morris declined to answer Mr. Pemble-Smith directly, instead publishing a clarification in a diocesan publication which stated that ‘Fr Kerry has a relationship of friendship and Pastoral Care’ with the lodge.

    There was no mention of Bishop Morris’s own stance on Freemasonry. Bishop Morris was subsequently dismissed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011, for obstinately refusing to recant unrelated heretical positions. Most notably among these was his promulgation of the third Rite of Reconciliation and his unbridled support for women’s ordination. It is worth noting that Bishop Morris clung to his position for four years after first being requested to resign by the Vatican.

    The Lepanto also reported in 2011 that a Catholic priest had held a public prayer service for members of the Oddfellows Lodge – a secret organisation affiliated with the Masons – and there were said to be ‘a thousand Catholics’ who were Freemasons in Queensland. A statement from then-Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, Michael Putney, was very telling. Bishop Putney said that ecumenism was breaking down many obstacles and “How the church responds to groups like the Masonic lodge is a different pastoral question which varies in different localities”.

    Bishop Putney’s claim that the Church’s policy on Freemasonry can vary from place to place was in clear violation of the 1983 directive from the Confraternity for the Doctrine of the Faith, as stated below……….

    Interestingly, Justice Michael Kirby, then deputy commissioner of the Law Reform Commission and former High Court Justice, was, in 1983, full of hope that the Vatican’s review of Catholics and Masonic membership would end the prohibition. In an address to the Lodge University of Sydney, Mr. Kirby predicted that ‘Catholics will soon be able to become Freemasons without fear of excommunication.’……….

    The Church’s negative judgment on Masonry remains unchanged, because the Masonic principles are irreconcilable with the Church’s teaching.
    Catholics who join the Masons are in the state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.
    No local ecclesiastical authority has competence to derogate from these judgments of the Sacred Congregation.” (Emphasis added.)
    Australian Freemasonry: no different from any other form………

    What does the Bishops Conference have to say?
    Fr. Costigan’s claims have been refuted by a spokesman for the Australian Bishops. Gavin Abraham, communications officer for the ACBC, issued this response to enquiries about the article:

    “The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has exchanged private correspondence with officials from the Freemasons in recent years. Fr. Costigan’s writings do not accurately reflect the contents of that private correspondence nor any policy of the Conference.”

    What this statement does not mention is that it appears from Fr. Costigan’s article that the ‘officials from the Freemasons’, were those Catholic men who were Grand Masters of the states’ Grand Lodges at that time, asking for clarification about their status. Additionally, the statement completely fails to account for the priest’s version of things………..

    https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/4537-priest-claims-catholic-bishops-approved-australian-freemasonry

  43. Mark A

    Natural Instinct
    #3134407, posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Mark A
    #3134404, posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Yes Breitbart appears as organisation on right of page under picture and – but no articles at all in search results.

    It is really only of academic interest to me, but I got all the info I ever need about him if I follow the links.

    Don’t know what you are looking at or what you expect, but there are dozens of links on the left hand side, including his twitter account etc…

  44. 1735099

    Fr. Kerry Costigan, now retired, of the Toowoomba Diocese in Queensland,

    That elegantly summaries the relevance of this issue.

  45. Leigh Lowe

    It really doesn’t matter if Jones invited ScoMo to shove the entire nosebag, oats and all, down MaKiwi Diva’s throat.
    Not actionable.
    Not sackable.
    .
    Mater, I know you are good at this.
    Can you bookmark Spud’s posts and re-hash them when Tate is turfed from Macquarie and Jones still there.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Fr. Kerry Costigan, now retired, of the Toowoomba Diocese in Queensland,

    That elegantly summaries the relevance of this issue.

    And yet the retired teacher and blanket counter still goes on about Vietnam.

  47. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jail a hard cell for wimpy Extinction Rebellion protester

    Renee Viellaris, Federal Political Editor, The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    Subscriber only
    |
    August 17, 2019 10:00pm

    A COCKY climate change protester arrested by police for blocking Brisbane streets whined about missing his mum in the watch-house and complained cell conditions left him feeling “dejected”.

    Vegetarian protester Morgyn Quinn – arrested on “Rebellion Day” August 6 with about 70 other activists – bellyached about the movie played in the cells, losing his ability to keep up “the charade of masculinity” and the apple with a bowl of cabbage he got for lunch, while “carnivores” received a Red Rooster chicken wrap.

    Despite being held in Brisbane’s watch-house for fewer than 24 hours, Quinn, has written a tell-all of his experience for Extinction Rebellion sympathisers.

    Quinn, whose age is unknown but likely in his 30s, was arrested for obstructing traffic and will appear before Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 30.

    Quinn said he joined the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest outside Parliament House after 7am.

    “I didn’t plan to get arrested but anyway next minute I’m in the paddy wagon hurtling towards the lockup with a cargo of cheerful XR protesters,’’ he wrote on a social media platform.

    He admitted he expected to be released quickly based on the fact, “I’ve been arrested a couple of times before”. “It only takes about 10/15 minutes to fingerprint and get your court documents”.

    After a couple of hours in the cells – in which he says warm clothes and socks were taken from him by police – Quinn explained his mood started taking a dive.

    “The floor is concrete, the benches are metal and the sadistic bastards are pumping the aircon.”

    He asks for jumpers and gets one.

    But it got worse for Quinn when the guard asked who would require a vegetarian meal for lunch.

    “He passes us an apple and bowl of cabbage. I shit you not. The other lads get a chicken Red Rooster wrap.”

    He said the cold room made it impossible for him to relax or sleep and was refused a blanket set aside for the night inmates.

    Poor widdle snowflake doesn’t like being in the jug. Don’t get arrested in the first plcae…

  48. stackja

    NZ JA never knew of “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” – 1968 – “Sock it to me!”?

  49. Ivan Denisovich

    And yet the retired teacher and blanket counter still goes on about Vietnam.

    Beat me to it, Leigh.

  50. Ivan Denisovich

    Submission:

    Pope Francis recently named a new archbishop for the major French city of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast: Bishop Jean-Marc Aveline, 60, best known for his commitment to “isla mo-christian dialogue.”………

    Aveline would soon found the Institut de sciences et théologie des religions (ISTR, Institute of sciences and theology of religions), which he also directed from 1992 to 2002. The said institute clearly promotes a relativistic view of religions, putting the Christian faith and Is lam on the “same plane,” according to comments by Catholic journalist Yves Daoudal……..

    Aveline chose as a referent “thinker” for his ISTR a certain Fr. Christian Salenson, who succeeded him at the head of that institute in 2002.

    Salenson, who was also former director of the Seminary of Avignon near Marseille, illustrated his religious syncretism in 2010 when he published a homage to Fr. Christian de Chergé, who among other things had placed the Kor an in the chapel of his monastery and used it for the lectio divina of the community.

    Lectio divina, or divine reading, is the traditional monastic practice of prayerfully reading and meditating on sacred texts in order to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of His word. It is normally done by reading the Bible. Substituting the latter with the purportedly “sacred” texts of a false religion, such as the Kor an, is antithetical to its purpose…………

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/news/pope-francis-appoints-pro-is lam-archbishop-to-lead-major-french-city

  51. 1735099

    And yet the retired teacher and blanket counter still goes on about Vietnam.

    And yet LL drags Vietnam into every post, irrespective of topic.

  52. Knuckle Dragger

    Morgyn. Morgyn Quinn the vegetarian/vegan in his 30s who missus his Mum after an eon of hours.

    Morgyn who was cold.

    Morgyn who, until quite recently, could have eaten a Red Rooster wrap or starved.

    Morgyn, who is leading the charge of Extinction REBELLION. I will make the outlandish statement that we, as the Australian public are quite safe from this anarchy.

    One decent baton charge by the constabulary would render this rebellion immediately extinct.

  53. Ellie

    Steve, they were asking in the video what he could have hung himself from. I have known of a couple of inmates who have hung themselves with the bed sheet secured around the base of the toilet. So they actually lay on the floor to kill themselves. It takes a lot of effort and force to hang oneself that way. Desperation. Broken bones. Sad.

  54. Natural Instinct

    Mark A:
    No Breitbart links appear on left. And that was the point.
    It’s said that Google has “banned” Breitbart and other “alt-right” kind of people from appearing in search results.
    Washington Times and Townhall calling this fake news but who knows in these charged times

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    More from Morgyn Quinn.

    So in conclusion- I haven’t painted a very nice picture of life inside Brisbane’s illustrious watch house but it was a very valuable and eye opening experience. The police were obviously keeping us in for longer than needed and I believe this was illegal and a deterrent to protest. This is worrying. Protesting is our right, and we should not be punished and deprived of liberty for excessive amounts of time for exercising our right. This is even more of a reason to stand up to the corruption that is endemic in our government and corporatised society. The government and police are acting in the interests of giant corporations and not the people. The corruption is at the core of the system. I urge everyone to get your feet on the street and be heard, this is crunch time around the world. We need to show the media, like the dogs in the courier mail, that we are not all green feral extremists. (not that there’s anything wrong with being one ❤️) Keep up the fight. ‘Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has’

  56. stackja

    ‘Jail not needed’ in unique NSW stab case
    A Sydney man is facing sentencing for a wounding after he was acquitted of murder and manslaughter after coming to his neighbour’s aid
    Margaret Scheikowski, Australian Associated Press
    August 16, 2019 8:14pm

    Justice Natalie Adams noted the need for general deterrence to deter people from taking the law into their own hands in such cases.

    But she also noted his favourable subjective features and the unusual circumstances of the case, saying “if he hadn’t gone to help a neighbour, he would not be here in court”.

  57. Leo G

    What is hilarious is that AJ could point to scores of ABC and Fewfacts reports over the years describing him as a “shock jock”.
    What did Macquarie think they were signing up to?

    Shock jockery surely, not sock jokery.
    The weekend’s “put a sock in it” jiggery-pokery round robin smacks of hypocrisy self-mockery.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    Ooooh, that makes me mad.

    Tell you what, if Morgyn doesn’t stop destroying our country I’m going to sneak over to his place and put a chicken nugget in his organic kale salad.

    That Mumsy made for him. And turn his aircon down.

    This bastard country.

  59. bespoke

    Numberwang: Remove your sponsorship

    Mercedes Benz Australia: We do not advertise on the Alan Jones show

    Numberwang: Victory!!!

  60. Knuckle Dragger

    Excellent news.

    53 year old scrote makes a pill of himself at an engagement party held at a home in Sidderney’s northern beaches. So much so that someone called the cops.

    Cops arrive. Scrote retreats to granny flat at back of property. Cops follow. Scrote produces (unregistered) firearm. Points it at the jacks. Is shot. Dies in hospital.

    Deterrent to other scrotes achieved. Taxpayer money saved. Outstanding result.

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh ta, bespoke.

    I was saving that one for later.

  62. Lysander

    Agreed Ellie. Many beers had and, thankfully, wifi on plane… this could get ugly lol!!!

  63. bespoke

    Don’t let that stop you KD it would funnier then mine. I only do simple.

  64. notafan

    Poor Mr Skaf.

    No doubt there will be a merciful cat offering him a room in their humble abode when he does get out.

  65. Geriatric Mayfly

    Tell you what, if Morgyn

    Wondering what other vowel sounds (other than ‘a’) they considered for little MorgYn. The silent ‘H’ at the font, would have given the tot a head start .

  66. C.L.

    Mercedes Benz Australia does not advertise on the Alan Jones show, a position we have stood buy for many years, and our position has not changed.

    I’ve never heard a Mercedes ad on radio in my life.
    Sounds a bit like saying we refuse to have a billboard on the international space station.

  67. Geriatric Mayfly

    Waiting for Trudeau to annexe Greenland, so Trump can’t have it.

  68. Cassie of Sydney

    Has anyone ever known the Jooo hating, spud peeling racist parrot, whose lies, fabrications, fantasies and embellishments are called out here on the Cat daily, to ever apologise?

    No….he is ever the grubby, putrid and racist hypocrite.

  69. Doomlord:

    Areff – that’s bad luck. I once got pulled out of the same queue twice for bomb residue testing at the airport.

    My favourite shooting jacket is an old field jacket. I always wear it on flights. (Or at least have it in the carry on luggage.)

  70. ian3029

    a position we have stood buy for many years ??

  71. Cassie of Sydney

    “Talk about dead parrots and hot potatoes…..”

    The racist doesn’t do self reflection very well…does he?

  72. John Constantine

    There are ways to make money on negative yields.

    Play pass the parcel, selling the bond for a higher price as the yield sinks lower. This has a limited lifespan and is very dangerous when the music stops.

    Some sophisticated traders can borrow at one of the yield curve and lend at the other, picking up a few basis points profit along the way. Trades can be carried across currencies, again picking up a few points of margin here and there.

    Superficially, governments issuing negative should be laughing.
    Bad news is good again

    Markets are being buoyed by bad news. Why? Because it means they’re in line for some more rate cut sugar hits from central bankers.

    Germany, for instance, is being handsomely subsidised for decades to come by investors prepared to pay around a 0.5 per cent premium for the privilege of buying bonds. Normally those investors would expect a fairly solid, virtually risk-free profit.

    The only problem is Germany is not laughing; it is in recession and there’s no sign the easy money is being recycled back into the economy.

    The big end of town is lapping it up too. Banks are the exception, with their “borrow short, lend long” margins being squeezed.

    “The main beneficiaries of negative rates have been large corporates, which have seen a collapse to their interest expense, as well as private equity companies that are able to lever by even more than in previous cycles to amplify their profits,” Mr Panigirtzoglou said.

  73. Tom

    Hahaha. Mark Steyn on the Greg Gutfeld Show on Chris “Fredo” Cuomo: “He runs a show that no-one sees until less they’re stuck at Gate 58 at LaGuardia.”

    Touché!

  74. Steve trickler

    Hello Ellie. We’ll never know.

    What people are thinking about this saga?……. will not go away anytime soon.

  75. C.L.

    Australian broadcasters and leftists have been inciting the assault or the murder of Pauline Hanson for many years. It’s a tad precious to see Jacinta Ardern’s cult followers melt down about a sock.

    You couldn’t get a sock past those equine teeth anyway.

  76. C.L.

    Here is video of university leftists attempting to kill Julie Bishop:

  77. notafan

    I’m not convinced CL.

    I think Dunn wants to wave off Paul’s admonishons as trivial because his premise is ‘love is love’

    I agree with you though about the rich but good young man, Jesus was asking him to do a very , very hard thing, and he couldn’t.

  78. struth

    Mercedes Benz Australia does not advertise on the Alan Jones show, a position we have stood buy for many years, and our position has not changed.

    Good afternun,

    The hypocrisy of the left regarding horse face is astounding.
    Apparently you can call for the assignation of Trump, his impeachment, etc etc, but if someone suggests, metaphorically, that our PM should shove a “sock in it” to a socialist directly critisizing Australia and the crocodile tears come out.
    Sniffy Mc grizzlepot being a prime tribal teary hypocrite.
    The end always justifies the means in Hitler’s and Stalin’s wankersarewe tribe.
    Someone should arrest Jacinta for being a traitor to the west and extremely ugly to boot.
    Mr Ed wants his filly back.

  79. DrBeauGan

    Am back home and in bed after getting back around 21:45 after a first rate dinner provided by Maria. Then she played her favourite music at me from her phone. Whitney Houston featured.

    I thought it fake and cheap. Sentimental and thoroughly dishonest. I retaliated with Bach cello suites played by Casals and when that had no effect, the concierto de Aranjuez. That didn’t work either.

    I guess we’re fundamentally incompatible.

    On the way back in the taxi, we cuddled. I felt I owed her something.

  80. Herodotus

    I’ve never heard a Mercedes ad on radio in my life.
    Mercedes dealer at Hornsby NSW ran ads on the 2GB Price & Bolt evening session back when I used to listen to it.

  81. Cardimona

    Cats, here’s a snake story not involving Bitis areitans turnbullus.

    Up here it’s mating season for Morelia spilota, the common carpet python.

    Yesterday afternoon Mrs C was passing through the laundry heading for the garage while a 2.4 metre specimen, likely a male, was travelling along the shelf above the door. As you’d expect, he got her attention by knocking a clock off the shelf onto her head.

    Well, that’s when the screaming started – and Mrs C is a born and bred country FNQ girl…!

    So I went down and watched that little fella make his way into the ceiling cavity – it’s an old Queenslander farmhouse, so there’s plenty of crawl-ways for wildlife. I’d say he entered via the louvres in the toilet.

    A few minutes later a clanging crash in the garage signalled the arrival of another fine specimen, this one about 2.7 metres – he’d knocked over a high-left jack. These fellas aren’t gentle about how they explore things. He, too was on his way to the ceiling via the laundry.

    First he extended himself vertically in a corner, then slid horizontally along the top of a wooden louvre, then vertically up against the wooden louvres’ control rail, then looped around a pair of grass shears hanging on a nail for a final boost into the ceiling. The tip of his tail was still on the floor while his head was in the ceiling cavity.

    Smooth as silk – incredible to watch.

    Obviously the female, who is usually the largest of a carpet python mating assembly, was the specimen we already knew lived in the roof. That a carpet python is in residence is reflected by the lack of rats caught by the cat and dog, not just the occasional unexplained thump or bang.

    Anyway, that’s when the real action started – and they were tireless. They must have thumped and crashed and banged around up there for the best part of three hours before they settled down for the night. At times it sounded like they’d come crashing through – fortunately the panelling is all Masonite and no plasterboard.

    Then early this morning when all was quiet and still I kept hearing a “zzzzzzz” sound, much like the noise made by a small camera drone as it flies close overhead. Except the skies were drone free – the sound was the snakes moving at speed over the ceiling battens and rafters.

    So the missus is on tenterhooks and has sealed herself in the bedroom. The cat, a domestic longhair, is getting around looking double his usual (giant) size). And the dog, a little terrier type fella, is welded to my ankle.

    While I got some some good photos of the fellas heading upstairs via the laundry I still haven’t seen Big Momma. The annoying part is I have two windows cut into my office ceiling specifically to watch carpet snakes in action and they haven’t been near either of them.

    As I finish typing this post one of the pythons has made his or her way to the ceiling above my desk – but still won’t show up at the ceiling-windows.

    Nature – gotta live in it to love it properly!

  82. feelthebern

    Mercedes needs to learn to spell.

  83. notafan

    They are all yours Cardimona.

  84. struth

    The hypocrisy regarding horse face is astounding.
    Think Trump etc.
    Think eggings.

    But what do you expect from the members of the Wankersarewe tribe of Marx?
    Personally, Mr Ed has apologised for his filly’s behaviour and asked for her to be returned back to the paddock as he has some “carrots” of wisdom for her………………………………..

  85. feelthebern

    Watching Leon.
    Luc Besson is such a great director.
    He captures ‘90s New York in a manner Spike Lee could only dream about.
    The older you get, the more creepy the Portman character is.

  86. Herodotus

    “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, and all those other genders you thought up are from Uranus.”

  87. notafan

    Does anyone know if Cardinal Sheen’s talk about man’s need to have a moral standard outside himself and where we are currently headed might be found on line?

    I’ve tried a couple of searches without success.

  88. feelthebern

    I love how Besson has an ensemble of actors he uses more often than not.

  89. Knuckle Dragger

    Good work Cardimona!

    I’m not terrified of snakes, although I treat every one of them as a taipan or mulga snake until proven otherwise.

    So far, my system has worked. I’m still here.

  90. John Constantine

    Negative interest rates actually work for the Big Donor class, their Davos-Man class and Homo-Soros.

    [Homosaurus?]

    Vast herds of prole-peasants, fed into statistical calculations as consumption machines, like the lads a hundred years ago were fed into the sausage mincers of the Western and Eastern front.

    The fear of a vast, resentful and dissenting underclass, erupting into free thought and guillotines has chastened the elites since the French and American Revolutions.

    Now we see the chicom social credit system, enforced through skynet chicom surveillance cameras and artificial intelligence robots is being grasped by western elites as a way of crushing their own proles.

    Once cash money is banned, communications are ghosted by chicom monitoring devices, transportation is electric robot pods under permanent State control, all proles subsist upon State food rations medicated for compliance and State Death Squads enforce Cheerful Squalor through the State monopoly of armed force:

    Then our elites can cut loose and we will see what they really think.

    Why rates won’t rise

    Put aside all the complex formula. Forget the high-level macro-economic analysis. There’s a very simple reason the Reserve Bank couldn’t and can’t raise interest rates.

    There’s too much debt.

    Australian households are among the world’s most indebted when compared with their income. And we’ve spent most of it on real estate.
    Graph shows housing prices, red, and household debt, blue, former rising and falling, latter rising with time.
    Infographic: The ratios of housing prices and household debt to annual household disposable income. (Supplied: ABS/CoreLovic/RBA)

    What these two graphs show is how the Reserve Bank, effectively, snookered itself. Back in 2012, when debt and housing prices already were elevated, it fired up the east coast housing market, and construction, to take up the employment slack as the mining boom unwound.

    But it created a monster.

    As housing went on a tear, the short-term sugar hit turned toxic. Employment took off. But housing became unaffordable to almost everyone under 35. And our household debt levels reached for the stars.

    The end result? It couldn’t cut rates if it needed. That would add heat to a dangerously inflated housing bubble. And it could never raise rates, because that would kill household spending.

    Household consumption makes up 60 per cent of GDP. Whack a rate rise on to debt-strained households and you’d be guaranteed to tip the economy into a deep recession. That’s a central banker’s worst nightmare.
    Cheap cash and inequality

    If it’s any consolation, our situation pales when compared with problems in the world’s biggest economies caused by easy cash and ultra-low interest rates. Central bankers across the developed world have painted themselves into a corner.

    Decades of deregulation and trade shifts made the world a richer place. The riches, however, weren’t equally shared as heavy industry decamped to the developing world, leaving large communities underemployed and facing a bleak future.

    Then came the global financial crisis. Vast amounts of cash was printed, conjured up from nowhere. It fired up debt levels among central banks, corporations and households. Rather than encourage investment or boost wages, however, it mostly helped the rich become even more wealthy.

    In a paper delivered to the US National Bureau of Economic Research last month, Gabriel Zucman argued that wealth concentration has grown dramatically since the 1980s.

    Back then, he estimated, the top 1 per cent of the population controlled between 25 and 30 per cent of the US wealth. By 2016, it had risen to 40 per cent.

    It’s not just America.

    “Evidence points towards a rise in global wealth concentration: for China, Europe and the United States combined, the top 1 per cent wealth share has increased from 28 per cent in 1980 to 33 per cent today, while the bottom 75 per cent hovered around 10 per cent,” he wrote.

  91. mh

    George Soros indirectly giving us a few laughs again

    Vegetarian protester Morgyn Quinn – arrested on “Rebellion Day” August 6 with about 70 other activists – bellyached about the movie played in the cells, losing his ability to keep up “the charade of masculinity” and the apple with a bowl of cabbage he got for lunch, while “carnivores” received a Red Rooster chicken wrap.

    😆

  92. struth

    Regarding Adern and Jones.

    Again we see the rank hypocrisy of the Wankersarewe tribe of Marx.
    Eggings here, and what they’ve said about Trump, etc, etc, immediately spring to mind.
    Get up and the filthy stuff said about right wingers etc etc etc and inciting vandalism and violence.

    Mr Ed has personally apologised for his Filly’s behaviour, and wants her to Return to the paddock immediately.

    But to this tribe, the end justifies the means.

  93. struth

    Not allowed to talk about Horse face here?

  94. Leigh Lowe

    Breaking news … Vegan struggles to keep up “charade of masculinity”.

  95. struth

    The page swallowing m comments faster than an Australian PM can shove a sock down the throat of a filly with a long face.

  96. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #3134453, posted on August 18, 2019 at 12:45 pm
    Australian broadcasters and leftists have been inciting the assault or the murder of Pauline Hanson for many years. It’s a tad precious to see Jacinta Ardern’s cult followers melt down about a sock.

    You couldn’t get a sock past those equine teeth anyway.”

    Yep…and has anyone here seen a post where the racist grub who uses the Cat as his personal toilet condemn the verbal violence that is routinely directed towards Hanson….or any other conservative woman……nope. As I have said above…he is a grubby racist hypocrite of the first order.

    I’ll be happy to reprimand Alan Jones for his words when the scum on the left are held equally responsible for their own verbal and physical violence.

  97. Knuckle Dragger

    I have a question on a subject of which I admit am woefully ignorant.

    I have a big packet of dried pigs’ ears, one of which my elderly derg gets to gum on every once in a while.

    The packet says ‘HACCP accredited and Australian owned.’

    Now being the cynical soul that I am, it’s quite possible ‘Australian owned’ could mean absolutely anything. I get it.

    But what is HACCP, why does it need accreditation and what does it mean?

    It must be a conspiracy. A Dastardly Conspiracy, I tell you!

  98. 1735099

    Another message from one of the Parrot’s ex-sponsors (Hornsby Mercedes Benz) –

    We no longer have any sponsorship with 2GB.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    What’s that cliche about rats and a sinking ship?

  99. struth

    The raging hypocrisy of the Wankersarewe tribe of Marx would be laughable if it wasn’t, well, just boring.

    Numbers, you are one thing for sure.

    Embarrassing.

  100. dover_beach

    Third, she moved to legalise infanticide.

    That reminds me, I have some unfinished business on another thread.

  101. struth

    What’s that cliche about rats and a sinking ship?

    Scared of different opinions Numbers?

    Have to attempt at silencing them, hey?

    Pathetic.

  102. Ivan Denisovich

    Does anyone know if Cardinal Sheen’s talk about man’s need to have a moral standard outside himself and where we are currently headed might be found on line?

    Maybe something here?

    http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2006/fsheen_advent_dec06.asp

  103. struth

    So that’s two things I suppose.
    Embarrassing and Pathetic.

    The commo is scared of free speech and especially doesn’t understand metaphoric speech.

    The hypocrisy compared with what the left publically say is astounding.

  104. Steve trickler

    These two are a powerhouse.



  105. Mitch M.

    Half the town has a chronic disease, yet there’s hope

    It is a tragic situation because the strong genetic predisposition towards diabetes is almost impossible to address with modern diets for indigenous people. Short of a medical intervention I don’t see any solution because they can’t return to the lifestyle of their ancestors as the ecology has been transformed. What we don’t know is if even their ancestors living in regions with abundant calorie rich foods also had the same problem.

  106. Cassie of Sydney

    “What’s that cliche about rats and a sinking ship?”

    I guess that explains his time in “Vietnam”.

  107. Cassie of Sydney

    “struth
    #3134485, posted on August 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm
    So that’s two things I suppose.
    Embarrassing and Pathetic.

    The commo is scared of free speech and especially doesn’t understand metaphoric speech.

    The hypocrisy compared with what the left publically say is astounding.”

    In order to understand “metaphoric speech”…you have to have a reasonable IQ…something the SS guard is lacking.

  108. I treat every one of them as a taipan or mulga snake until proven otherwise.

    I treat everything that slithers as practice with 4 shot cartridges.

    No lawyers here.

    NADT

  109. feelthebern

    Only the mentally challenged are afraid of free speech.

  110. struth

    Personally, I think Arden should have her political arse kicked, and kicked hard for being such a bloatating fucktard.
    Maybe politicly Horse whipped would suit better.
    Of course I put “politicly” in front for thick tribalist communists would no doubt want to take it literally when it suits them.
    The end justifies the means, and commo Bob is using precisely that, pretending to be upset, taking it literally for political gain, so as to silence opposing views.
    A true communist at heart.
    A true C..t and a disgrace to his country.
    His service in Vietnam was forced so he has no claim to heroics.
    He’s just a dead c..nt.
    Now Sinclair may have no problem with him being here, but I believe a little bit of his own medicine is in order here, and a banning of those actively working against free speech might be very much the thing to do.
    Or do we keep affording these rights to people admitting to actively working to take those rights from others?

  111. one old bruce

    ‘What we don’t know is if even their ancestors living in regions with abundant calorie rich foods also had the same problem.’

    Also could just be caused by modern abundance. South Asian people also suffer unusually high rates of diabetes, yet their diet has been mostly carbs for almost ever (rice).

    But pre 20th Century a lot of people lived with semi-starvation and limited food supply, even our grandparents! Meat once a week, bread and dripping the rest.

  112. Cassie of Sydney

    “Now Sinclair may have no problem with him being here, but I believe a little bit of his own medicine is in order here, and a banning of those actively working against free speech might be very much the thing to do.
    Or do we keep affording these rights to people admitting to actively working to take those rights from others?”

    Agree.

  113. stackja

    Australia’s future rests in the Hong Kong protests
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    August 17, 2019 11:00pm
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    China’s influence buying in the Pacific is bad enough. We will find it hard to avoid a massive soft-loan to PNG, in order to avoid a Chinese bailout of our near-bankrupt neighbour that eventually leads to a foreign naval base at Port Moresby. China cares nothing for domestic CO2 emissions but that won’t stop it playing the politics of climate change against us in our backyard. Look at last week’s Pacific Island’s Forum for evidence that the new brinkmanship for our neighbours is “pay us more aid, call it climate money, or we’ll go with China”; and this is despite the $1.5 billion a year Australian taxpayers already provide locally, and knowing all too well that we can’t allow China a serious foothold in our region.

    It’s true that China trades with us because it’s in China’s interests to do so, not in ours. But how prepared are we, and our companies, our universities and our tourism sector, indeed our wider economy, if that changed?

    These are just some of the excruciating choices we would face if the wrong red lines are crossed in the next few weeks.

  114. struth

    Short of a medical intervention I don’t see any solution because they can’t return to the lifestyle of their ancestors as the ecology has been transformed.

    Wer’e all heading back there, thanks to the likes of Commo Bob and his seething, communist, western hating education system.

  115. Dr Fred Lenin

    Incoherant rambler ,slithering ?snakes? You are not attacking turnbull again are you ?
    He has gone quiet , investing all that money he made out if curly mercury infested light globes and renewable scams ? Where is he going to find a place that pays interest unlike here ?

  116. Top Ender

    Knuckles, HACCP = Hazard Assessment Critical Control Point techniques.

    Food safety with an expensive name.

    Mrs TE used to teach food hygiene at TAFE, as she originally trained as a chef.

    Eg: don’t store uncooked meat with blood possibly dripping from it above the pastry in the frige.

  117. stackja

    Piers Akerman: Gladys Berejiklian has lost sight of humanity in abortion debate

    The debate over the rushed abortion legislation would indicate NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is either extremely ill-advised or has lost touch with her base. She’s certainly lost sight of ­integrity, humility and human­ity, Piers Akerman writes.
    Piers Akerman, The Sunday Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    August 18, 2019 12:00am

    ….

    Though the abbreviated time for submissions has already expired, Ms Berejiklian needs reminding that they came from voters.

    Archbishop Fisher is not the only religious leader to express dismay at the legislation and the manner in which it was rushed through the lower house with prominent Anglican, ­Coptic, Maronite and Jooish representatives complaining about the lack of consultation and the trivialisation of human life.

    Broadcaster Alan Jones has suggested that Ms Berejiklian and her advisers believed the March state election was going to result in a hung parliament and had started making promises to independents, including Mr Greenwich, to get their support in the days prior to the poll.

    “There’s a secret deal done with Alex Greenwich on this abortion Bill and Alex Greenwich is now holding the Government to it,” he said.

    To put it mildly, the lack of discussion, the hasty vote, even the Premier’s absence during this period, stinks.

    The debate, as NSW Police Minister David Elliott has said, has descended into the gutter.

    What has been lost sight of in this rancorous argument is the innate ­sanctity of life.

    Gladys, it would seem we hardly know you.

  118. max

    So Bill Collins faked his death.

    He could see there was no future in old movies at lunchtime.

    He moved on to presenting history programs in a tux.

    Very stylish.

  119. stackja

    Labor says government failing to lead on China as more …

    https://www.theguardian.com

    2 hours ago – Penny Wong calls for mature discussion as Liberal MPs warn … silencing of non-Chinese Communist Party-aligned international students, after …

    Once Wong right now wrong? Why?

  120. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wer’e all heading back there, thanks to the likes of Commo Bob and his seething, communist, western hating education system.

    Stop complaining, there’s nothing wrong with a diet of rice and rat soup.

  121. struth

    So the people of NSW have told their representatives in Parliament in no uncertain terms that they are against late term abortions.
    The self admitted leader of the agrarian socialist National party and deputy Premier told us all it was a “conscience vote”
    Now what is this thing called a conscience vote?
    Seriously, should REPRESENTATIVES ever get to blow off their constituents for one of these elitist bullshit votes?
    You don’t get to bypass your constituents with a “conscience” vote.
    What fucking bullshit.
    It absolutely reeks of elitist , undemocratic, authoritarianism and should be banned.
    It’s all in the use of language, isn’t it?

  122. Frank Walker from Notional Tiles:

    He’d actually threaten to sue for “libel” to derail a thread where Australia acquiring its own nuclear weapons (as to stop our dependence on US force) is brought up.

    I was just going through some old books and found one where China invades Australia to secure a loan to pay off our $2 Trillion national debt. Essentially China just took over all the big mines and assets and took the raw materiel for itself by writing down the value against our debt. Interestingly the debt just kept getting bigger because of ‘unusual’ interpretations of the interest rate clauses.
    The Australian government finally got the Chinese out by asking the US to nuke the major mines and gas platforms.
    Interesting take on resistance.

  123. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Growing Up Queer in Australia

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    With contributions from David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Nic Holas, Rebecca Shaw, Kerryn Phelps and many more.

    Any Cats interested? Naah, me neither.

  124. wivenhoe

    Mercedes Benz Australia- Pacific ended their sponsorship contract with 2gb on the first of October, 2012.

  125. max

    with prominent Anglican, ­Coptic, Maronite and Jooish representatives complaining about the lack of consultation and the trivialisation of human life.

    Complaining ? Yes but it means nothing unless it shifts votes.

    A few Sunday homilies need to be turned into how to vote cards.

  126. Knuckle Dragger

    TE,

    Appreciated, and got it.

    Stored with a clothes peg on out the back on top of the fridge.

    Compliant.

  127. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘rats and a sinking ship’

    If Liability Bob means ‘rats abandoning their mates in their time of need’ then that would accurately sum him up.

    Personally removed from his rifle section. By no less than a company commander.

    Woof.

  128. feelthebern

    Well played KD.
    Well played.

  129. struth

    Sinclair, I well understand the need to have a left wing fly in the ointment to get the counterpoints out there, and to show the demolishing of the failed human emotions of envy, entitlement and laziness etc, by clear headed logic, but soon Numbers will be dead and then whatcha gonna do?

    He has admitted on this thread to actively working to destroy free speech that opposes the little red book born from the above emotions.

    Surely at least a time out in the naughty corner might be in order here?

  130. Leigh Lowe

    I have a big packet of dried pigs’ ears, one of which my elderly derg gets to gum on every once in a while.

    The packet says ‘HACCP accredited and Australian owned.’

    I wouldn’t worry too much about food safety for the dawg.
    Ours turns his nose up at blade steak medium-rare, but will happily scoff half a dimmie which was dropped on the footpath last night.
    Richest pickings are under the hedge at the school where the kids throw the less palatable bits out of the lunchbox.

  131. Knuckle Dragger

    struth,

    Nah. I say leave him. His presence, albeit quaintly, underlines the wokeiness currently infesting parts of society. Including the elderly, who should know better.

    It’s not a case of ‘know your enemy’, as he’s hardly anyone’s nemesis but it’s illustrative of socialist idiocy and the complete lack of personal responsibility it fosters.

  132. struth

    This is the problem with parties in a non party system according to our constitution.

    You should never have a conscience vote, as they say it means you get to vote as to what you believe in and not the party line.

    You therefore get to, it seems, as a representative, get to ignore the party AND those that put you into the seat!!
    It’s too late when the election comes around for those constituents to boot you out, the damage has already been done, and you are a multi mega millionaire from your short stint in one of the world’s most corrupt and overpaid parliaments.

  133. mh

    Was flipping channels and came across Offsiders. Apparently a sports show. Three female presenters and Waleed.

    I must be a misogynist but I actually wouid rather listen to or watch people who have actually played sport talking about it. I must be old fashioned.

    Fair point, but I doubt the premise of Offsiders is to review sport. Being the ABC it is a show that is meant to push progressive Left politics which uses sport as a starting point.

  134. Black Ball

    Coming back home from Bendigo and I note the excellent Four Posts Hotel is up for sale. Get around it punters! A real country pub.

  135. feelthebern

    Injury in the Roosters Warriors game.
    A chap ruptured a tendon.
    Medi cabbed off sucking on the green whistle.

  136. feelthebern

    It was his patella tendon.
    Ouch.
    That’s career ending.

  137. Rockdoctor

    Mate tells me milk crate man that held down Mert Ney apparently ex-5/7 RAR, now a DJ or something. Nice.

  138. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mate tells me milk crate man that held down Mert Ney apparently ex-5/7 RAR, now a DJ or something. Nice.

    Saw a news report that he had served in Iraq.

  139. struth

    KD, he has already been destroyed on every level.
    Time and time and time again.
    We have no use for him anymore.

    I argue with him, as do others, because it may help the Lurkers construct their own arguments when up against this filth in real life, as it indeed has done for me, as many cats have a cut though with minimal wording that is just brilliant, and a clearness of thought, and I have used much of this for my real life verbal assaults.
    And God, I love it.
    However, he has nothing to add, and I agree, there may be new lurkers all the time that start to put together that the left have always been pro Arab, anti Semetic, anti western arseholes and that’s why Hitler was indeed a socialist , and the whole political world makes perfect sense when you rid yourself of the great lie of the left, and I use him to constantly get that point out there, but in this instance our own integrity must be called into question, or more rightly Sinclair’s.

    If he gets to stay, he’s having a laugh.
    The posts themselves provide the talking points and the arguments flow.
    The open thread really addresses no issues and Sniffy doesn’t answer any questions in the too hard basket.
    I’m all for another lefty.
    This one , well stick a fork in him, he’s done.
    And seeing he’s actively working to silence opposition, now’s the time to kick him to the cub.

  140. notafan

    Thanks Ivan will have a look

  141. mh

    ABC radio commentator just said “the Roosters have been coming and coming and coming”.

  142. one old bruce

    Numbers has been around so long, it’s possible to detect that he’s actually slightly refining his points to avoid the more obvious faults people point out. It is very frustrating for sure, but slowly it is changing him, chipping away at the pompous stone. And yes it’s worth it for younger lurkers who don’t know.

    The problem is this attitude that he speaks for others. That’s basically a lie as anyone who’s actually talked to say Vietnamese (or anyone else he patronisingly imagines he’s ‘speaking for’) can attest.

    Funny I had a run in with an old Nambour mining unionist who talked the same, then went ad hominem when his ignorance was exposed, much like Numbers. Is is something in the water up there?

  143. Leigh Lowe:

    When they signed Jones they knew exactly what they were getting.
    Remember “put Gillard in a chaff bag out at sea”?
    Remember his costly campaign against the Wagners?
    They knew what they were buying and they knew it attracted listeners.

    Exactly – it’s all about ratings and keeping the focus firmly on the product.
    But I don’t get the Gillard chaff bag reference.
    Shouldn’t it be a crab pot? XXL size?

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    West Coast over Richmond by a point at 3/4 time.

    If the Eagles win it means less chance of the Pies falling out of the top four.

    If the Tiges get up I’ve got one back on the pub tips…

    Go you Tiges! To the pub, I say!

  145. Mark A

    Something different.
    Never seen a bike like this before, I’m sure others have.
    An other view.

  146. bespoke

    I remember seeing one like it on America picker, Mark. Cool

  147. stackja

    2GB Michael McLaren quietly making progress. For some reason not attracting attention.

  148. BrettW

    Wonder if Numbers was wearing his medals on Vietnam vets day. You know, the set where he deliberately does not wear his Nasho medal in protest about John Howard, Iraq war, Trump, climate change and all things Green etc. The irony of him constantly complaining about National Servicemen being forced to serve in Vietnam whilst wearing his medals in a manner which suggest he volunteered is mind boggling.

  149. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    If Liability Bob means ‘rats abandoning their mates in their time of need’ then that would accurately sum him up.

    Personally removed from his rifle section. By no less than a company commander.

    a coward amongst cowards then

  150. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    BrettW
    #3134393, posted on August 18, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Good luck to 2GB if they sack Jones. Hadley, his supposed replacement, won’t know what to do without reading out crime reports

    This is pretty cruel.

    If it is crueller to Hadley or the listeners is yet to be decided.

  151. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The problem is this attitude that he speaks for others. That’s basically a lie as anyone who’s actually talked to say Vietnamese (or anyone else he patronisingly imagines he’s ‘speaking for’) can attest.

    Part of my family married into a Vietnamese refugee family.

    PS – they fucking hate the commies, and totally despise western flogs that support Uncle Ho, like scumbers and Jane Freakin’ Fonda.

  152. Mark from Melbourne

    Back to those Clinton emails again…

    It looks as if the “tech” dude who was running the server set up the email account that received all her emails, perhaps as a (ham-fisted, at the very best) means of backing them up whilst he migrated to a new server.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/16/hillary-clinton-emails-cryptic-gmail/

    Worse – far worse – when the IG investigator discovered this, he informed the FBI (Peter Strzok, specifically) who then did exactly nothing about it.

    How on Earth people aren’t going to jail over this I do not know. On the upside, it looks as if it wasn’t the Chinese.

  153. stackja

    Frank – Hadley will disappear along with 2GB. AJ can go anywhere and his audience will follow.

  154. I would almost go as far as to say the slapper/s were *gasp* people of colour.

    I prefer ‘vibrants’.

  155. Chris

    I would almost go as far as to say the slapper/s were *gasp* people of colour.

    I prefer ‘vibrants’.

    You play your games, I’ll play mine.

  156. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The FBI says that the suspicious Gmail address was set up by an IT aide, Paul Combetta, who worked for a company that managed Clinton’s server. Combetta is the same IT aide who used BleachBit to permanently erase copies of Clinton’s emails after they were subpoenaed by the House, misled the FBI about it, and was given immunity from prosecution, all while asking for basic computing advice on Reddit.

    Good lord.

    “Wiped? You mean, like, with a cloth?”

  157. Some History

    The eebil ones that dare question Greta™, REPENT

    How Greta Thunberg became the new front in the Brexit culture war

    Nigel Farage and his hangers-on need a new rallying cause, so they’ve turned on this 16-year-old with frightening vitriol

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/17/greta-thunberg-brexit-culture-war-nigel-farage

  158. struth

    “Wiped? You mean, like, with a cloth?”

    No, like with Sorbent ……………….

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    On the upside, it looks as if it wasn’t the Chinese.

    Only everyone else then.

    FBI sources say with 99% accuracy that Hillary Clinton’s server has been hacked by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, and that information had been taken from it.

  160. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    struth

    In one post you’re saying that MPs ought to be tied like nearly all electors in the US electoral college.

    Later on, you are lamenting the presence of parties.

    Sortition sorts it all out. “Demarchy” is much more like what the Greeks called democracy.

    I think you are right now to say that our government is effectively an aristocracy.

    Of solicitors and a few barristers.

  161. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Nigel Farage and his hangers-on need a new rallying cause, so they’ve turned on this 16-year-old with frightening vitriol

    I’ll be damned if I live my life according to a 16-year-old, let alone a virtue-signalling multinational shaving cream corporation that has had child labour violations and uses da ebil palm oil.

  162. Mark from Melbourne

    On reflection, I’m not sure that this explanation holds water.

    As I understand it, the server was set to automatically forward every email to this dodgy gmail address (very easy to do in Exchange). But why would you set such a system up presumably years in advance to facilitate a server update?

    Answer… you wouldn’t.

    If Combetta had forwarded 30,000 emails prior to an upgrade, then (a) he had direct access to Clinton’s (and everyone else on the server’s) email account and (b) that would have take him literally weeks to do. 30k is a LOT of emails to forward!

    Why would you do this when you could simply back up their information stores, which would take almost no time, and which is a well documented practice in Exchange?

  163. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Let’s see if we can liven up the afternoon.



  164. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    It works.

  165. Some History

    One of the gatherings that Greta™ is travelling to:


    SUMMIT
    Climate Action Summit 2019
    21 – 23 September 2019
    New York, United States of America

    Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge. The Summit will showcase a leap in collective national political ambition and it will demonstrate massive movements in the real economy in support of the agenda. Together, these developments will send strong market and political signals and inject momentum in the “race to the top” among countries, companies, cities and civil society that is needed to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

    https://www.unenvironment.org/events/summit/climate-action-summit-2019

  166. bespoke

    Agnostic by nature I’m torn between Struth’s and KD’s arguments. Pedro was a moderating force that among other things shared his positive yet realistic dealings Aborigines. Nambewangs only live to polarize issues and people.

  167. struth

    I am saying that being beholden to a party is not in our constitution.
    Having a conscience vote is not for representatives in a representative parliament to have.
    They are to do as they are told by the majority of electors in the area that put him in the seat.
    And that is to vote according to their consciences, and their desires, not their own.

  168. Some History

    Here’s a short video of the nut case co-founder of Extinction Rebellion – Roger Hallam

    https://twitter.com/BBCHARDtalk/status/1162309729735127040

  169. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    There is still time to tackle climate change . . .

    Not here in Oz there isn’t.

  170. Some History

    United Nations Nut Cases

  171. Siltstone

    Steve trickler
    #3134534, posted on August 18, 2019 at 2:56 pm
    1934 film from Tokyo

    Great archival footage Steve! I participated in one of those processions once, carrying a shrine through the streets and bouncing it up and down. Very heavy and very hot work indeed. Free beer afterwards.

  172. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Here’s a short video of the nut case co-founder of Extinction Rebellion

    Trouble is, History, he’s right.
    Just for all the wrong reasons and in the wrong direction.

  173. It’s said that Google has “banned” Breitbart and other “alt-right” kind of people from appearing in search results.

    This is the list, although I haven’t trawled through it myself to see if Breitbart is on it.

  174. Some History

    Trouble is, History, he’s right.
    Just for all the wrong reasons and in the wrong direction.

    Indeed, Peter. There is a monumental catastrophe on the way that will be produced by nut cases.

  175. Mother Lode

    Killer stabbed woman, 21, to death in ‘explosive rage’ after she refused sex

    And by the time the MSM finishes parsing, analysing, contextualising, and outright finessing the story it will be a grievous indictment of the brutality and privilege of white Anglo men, with the inescapable conclusion woven into every sentence that the only way to finally free the land of such heinous acts is to ramp up immigration from the nations of the downtrodden – like Sudan.

  176. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    a monumental catastrophe on the way that will be produced by nut cases.

    No, History. Produced by climate, just exacerbated by not one, but two groups of nut cases.
    The nut cases preaching global warming, and the nutcases claiming nothing is happening.

  177. Chris

    the nutcases claiming nothing is happening.

    How will their disagreement make things worse? Attempting to speak against mal-investment of BILLIONS of Australian’s earnings is the right thing to do.

  178. calli

    It’s said that Google has “banned” Breitbart and other “alt-right” kind of people from appearing in search results.

    This is the list, although I haven’t trawled through it myself to see if Breitbart is on it.

    Lol. I wonder what terrible sin knittingparadise.com committed to incur the Wrath of Google.

    Dropped a stitch?

  179. Some History

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3134559, posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm
    Nigel Farage and his hangers-on need a new rallying cause, so they’ve turned on this 16-year-old with frightening vitriol
    I’ll be damned if I live my life according to a 16-year-old, let alone a virtue-signalling multinational shaving cream corporation that has had child labour violations and uses da ebil palm oil.

    Dear… dearest Frank, you’ve already been written off by the author of the article as Selfish®, a social Neanderthal attempting to hold back the tide of Progress™:

    It’s selfishness, rather than misogyny, that is surely the root cause of this rage at the very idea of being asked to give up any individual freedom – to fly, drive, eat a steak, carry on with our oblivious lives as if nothing was happening – for the greater good. But female climate campaigners are perhaps uniquely prone to press the buttons of what might be called toxic libertarians; people who combine a burning desire to do what the hell they like with fury at the very idea of being nagged, nannied or told what to do, especially by women. We are way beyond arguing about the science here, and fast moving beyond politics too….

  180. Nick

    , so they’ve turned on this 16-year-old with frightening vitriol

    Strange then they never defended the 13 year old that Goodes shamed

  181. Mark A

    Adam
    #3134573, posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    It’s said that Google has “banned” Breitbart and other “alt-right” kind of people from appearing in search results.

    This is the list, although I haven’t trawled through it myself to see if Breitbart is on it.

    I’m confused here Adam, what is this list?
    Can they or can’t they be accessed?
    Out of curiosity I tried a few and have no problem at all.

  182. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mert Ney ‘filmed dead victim’ before alleged CBD stabbing rampage

    Jessica Cortis
    Reporter
    @Jess_cortis‏
    Deborah Cornwall
    Journalist
    @deborahcornwall
    An hour ago August 18, 2019

    It was Mert Ney’s own video of slain Michaela Dunn — sent by phone to a friend after he’d allegedly cut her throat in a stabbing frenzy — that first alerted police that he was the same man who was terrorising the public in an unfolding drama in Sydney’s CBD on Tuesday, sources close to the investigation have confirmed.

    Twenty year-old, Ney, who was tackled to the ground by bystanders within minutes, brought Sydney to a standstill after he ran from Ms Dunn’s rented unit in Clarence Street, brandishing a bloodied butcher’s knife, yelling “Alluhau Akbar” and telling bystanders that he had a bomb.

    Sources have confirmed NSW Police will allege in their statement of facts that Ney had arrived at Ms Dunn’s fourth floor apartment at 1.44pm after booking an appointment for sex with the former University of Notre Dame student.

    CCTV vision captured Ney arriving at Clarence House at 1.44pm. Just 13 minutes later, police will allege he filmed Ms Dunn’s body on his phone, declared Alluhau Akbar”, then sent the clip to a friend, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

    The friend allegedly sent it to another person who immediately alerted Ney’s local police station. Quakers Hill Police, unaware of the unfolding drama in the city, rushed to Ney’s family home in nearby Marayong in Sydney’s west.

    From the Oz. Seems his lawyer is indicating the case will be defended on the grounds of “mental health.”

  183. wivenhoe

    Dropped a stitch?

    No, calli, they had the audacity to pick it up after being scolded.

  184. calli

    Mark, this is at the top of the list:

    Manual list of sites excluded from appearing as Google Now stories to read results.

    You can access the sites, but I assume Google has blocked them from being automatically listed upon searching.

    There are some amusing ones.

  185. calli

    I presume the knitting site’s Open Forum had a mean, nasty Righty expressing an opinion. Similarly the Christian sites.

    Can’t be too careful.

  186. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Attempting to speak against mal-investment of BILLIONS
    of Australian’s earnings is the right thing to do.

    Pointless, unless coupled to action to tackle the REAL danger that is coming.
    Since we’re not going to face up to that, any other action is meaningless.

  187. Muddy

    Don’t miss out!

    What’s it like growing up queer in Australia?

    For many people in the LGBTIQA+ community, there is no simple answer to that question – only a myriad of experiences that reflect the isolation and violence of a society that privileges heterosexuality [slaughter the heteros!], but also the joy of finding your community and discovering your true identity.

    Growing Up Queer in Australia is an upcoming book that aims to better reflect those experiences. It’s the latest book in the Growing Up anthology series, in which writers across Australia have shared their experience of growing up as an Asian, Indigenous, Muslim, or African person in the 20th and 21st century. They ground stories about life as part of a distinct community with the voices of writers that we know and love (like Maxine Beneba Clarke! [who the what?]) and taking up the editor’s mantle this time around is the hilariously wonderful queer author and journalist [technically that should be ‘quournalist’] Benjamin Law.

    For Benjamin, Growing Up Queer in Australia is a book that’s [ummm, why the apostrophe?] he’s incredibly excited about, mostly because it feels long overdue.

    “I don’t think there’s ever really been a time in Australia where queer kids and teenagers haven’t had a fraught experience with their sexuality and gender identity and haven’t been targeted for that,” says Benjamin. [Because going through adolescence is freakishly easy for everybody else, right?]. “We thought it would be a really affirming, celebratory thing to showcase those experiences in a book.”

    Growing Up Queer in Australia is a mix of personal essays and Q&A-style interviews [because that’s what we need more of], featuring contributions from people like David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Kerryn Phelps, and many more. [So a diverse group then, huh?]. Australia’s LGBTIQA+ community spans generations, genders, and cultural divides, and each person belonging to the community has their own unique and compelling story to tell. There is no one definitive queer experience, and the beauty of this book is that it celebrates so many individual ones.

    “It can be a struggle to see yourself represented in stories, and the fact that these are all real stories, personal essays, I think drives home that you’re not alone,” says Benjamin.

    Growing Up Queer in Australia comes out next week and we have a humongous stack of copies that have been signed by Benjamin himself [with what?]. We also have a wonderful podcast with Benjamin, featuring our non-fiction specialist Joel Naoum and myself, [talking for 45 minutes about how you too can define yourself exclusively based on your sexual preferences], so order your signed copy before they sell out and listen to our chat below!

  188. Muddy

    Ooops. I tickled the spambulator. Sorry, Prof.
    Are we not allowed to correct punctuation errors in book reviews demanding the joys of non-male-female-coupling become mandatory anymore?

  189. Mark A

    calli
    #3134585, posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Thanks Calli,
    I must have a pedestrian taste as far as searching the net goes, never a problem, but I search for technical stuff mostly, not political.
    My biggest problem is that the search results more often than not come up in Hungarian as I live here at the moment. I speak it but not well enough to understand all the finer details.

    Keep turning English on but it don’t stick, bugga.

  190. Mother Lode

    I am saying that being beholden to a party is not in our constitution.

    Is it capable of any credence to believe that the framers of our constitution, subject as they were to the Mother of All Parliaments in Britain, and avid students of the United States, would have imagined Australia not having political parties?

    There is no written requirement for parties in the UK or the US. This doesn’t mean we have to have parties, but the presence of parties does not represent some betrayal of a beautiful dream born in some Eden. I expect they foresaw that government would resolve itself into increasingly formalised alliances as a pragmatic matter – coordinated teams would be stronger than uncoordinated individuals.

  191. I’m confused here Adam, what is this list?
    Can they or can’t they be accessed?
    Out of curiosity I tried a few and have no problem at all.

    It’s a google shadow ban list so they don’t come up on search algorithms. A direct search for the sites will come up but in all other cases they’re invisible.

    Notice how many Catholic sites are on it?

  192. calli

    Uh oh.

    Terrible cultural appropriation!

    Lord Larry in blackface being the Mahdi. Boycott Nein now!

  193. JC

    Maybe because you get older and it impacts more. I’ve been in bed for three days with the flu. Maybe flu intensity is much higher these days due to climate change. But seriously, I reckon the flu is stronger these days. Also, the flu shot is a freaking fraud too.

  194. Infidel Tiger

    When you get the flu as opposed to a cold, you can understand how it kills old timers.

    It’s brutal.

  195. JC, I’ve heard that the flu is worse if you get it after having the shot.

  196. Infidel Tiger

    GWS are a pathetic team.

    Wish they would get themselves a decent coach.

  197. Some History

    From the UN link above, there are quite a few UN-sponsored summits and conferences, particularly embracing Youth. Australian politicians/bureaucrats will be attending such events. Can’t quickly find details (e.g., accommodation) on the events but they are spread in a variety of countries. If past form is to go by, they are typically 5-star events catering for folk with a superiority if not a “god” complex. There’s poor Greta™ roughing it while her UN exploiters sponsors don’t know anything but 5-star treatment.

  198. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Careful MV, I’ve seen a picture of Hillary with those pants on.

  199. Des Deskperson

    ‘When they signed Jones they knew exactly what they were getting.’

    True, but let’s be honest.

    Jones’s remarks were cheap, lazy, nasty and puerile. Someone on his pay grade should have been able to do much better.

    They undermine his credibility and his integrity, issues that he may or may not care about. They may and probably will increase his ratings, but they are counterproductive to any pretensions he may still have to being a serious political commentator.

  200. notafan

    Mindhunter season 2.

    Can’t help themselves. Lesbian relationship ramping up. Bad enough with the male character in the last one.

    And one of the characters has a family member involved in a child murder.

    They had so much actual true material to work with.

  201. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    It’s selfishness, rather than misogyny, that is surely the root cause of this rage at the very idea of being asked to give up any individual freedom

    I’ll agree once you give me the title deeds to your home and your bank account funds in cash and precious metals. Or your parents do.

    No really dumbarse (Greta) it is human dignity that causes reasonable men to rage when sycophantic dickheads give a 16-year-old a platform to call for totalitarianism in all her glorious lack of self-awareness.

  202. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Growing Up Queermentally ill in Australia comes out next week and we have a humongous stack of copies that have been signed by Benjamin himself

    fixingly

  203. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    They undermine his credibility and his integrity

    Integrity? Cash for comments Jones?
    Des, you can be so funny sometimes.

  204. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The 33-year-old Big Bang Theory alum recently revealed in an interview with E! News that she doesn’t always sleep under the same roof with Cook, but it’s perfect for their “unconventional marriage.”

    Big Bang Theory indeed. Professor Chad and Tyrone are calling.

    I am pretty sure in one pic she’s making the Ahegao eyes.

    Imagine if…Kim Carnes…”She’s got Ahegao Eyes….”

  205. cohenite

    Just watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The inside stories about Hollywood are fascinating. The Manson story extremely well done; the ending…well see it yourself.

    4.5/5

  206. Sinclair Davidson

    Doggies in the 8. Hope you’re watching areff

  207. mh

    I suggest PHON try and get a Senate enquiry into Australia’s flu vaccination program.

    There doesn’t need to be a conspiracy to justify it, a growing lack of public confidence is justification enough.

  208. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I suggest PHON try and get a Senate enquiry into Australia’s flu vaccination program.

    Why?

    The flu is a very serious disease. When the vaccine is “ineffectual” it does not discount herd immunity, nor does it take away from the seriousness of influenza.

    Being vaccinated and treated with Tamiflu or Relenza is worlds ahead of copping the flu untreated.

  209. faceache

    NOTAFAN

    Try “The Catholic Thing” or “Crisis Magazine”. They have extensive Archives. Also, maybe, EWTN .
    Cheers, God bless. G

  210. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I suggest PHON try and get a Senate enquiry into Australia’s flu vaccination program.

    You and Des should form a comedy duo.
    You’d be a smash hit.

  211. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    it does not discount herd immunity

    Explain to me again how this mysterious “herd immunity” works.
    I’m a veritable sponge for knowledge.

  212. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Explain to me again how this mysterious “herd immunity” works.
    I’m a veritable sponge for knowledge.

    Then you’ll have no trouble reading a long summary.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_immunity

  213. Tom

    GWS are a pathetic team.
    Wish they would get themselves a decent coach.

    Perennial losers like Freo, who’ve had 25 years to get it right, but keep hiring coaches shopping for the best superannuation deal.

  214. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    coaches shopping for the best superannuation deal

    Brutal.

  215. struth

    I am saying that being beholden to a party is not in our constitution.
    Having a conscience vote is not for representatives in a representative parliament to have.
    They are to do as they are told by the majority of electors in the area that put him in the seat.
    And that is to vote according to their consciences, and their desires, not their own.

    Is it capable of any credence to believe that the framers of our constitution, subject as they were to the Mother of All Parliaments in Britain, and avid students of the United States, would have imagined Australia not having political parties?

    All true and nothing I disagree with, except the priorities of the representatives.
    The representatives theoretically, should put their constituents above the party, especially as it is with the late term abortion debate where the party has allowed a conscience vote.
    I am saying the arrogance of the political elite means they consider it THEIR personal conscience and not their constituents as being the deciding factor for the vote.
    It’s bloody outrageous if you think about it.
    Either the party line goes against the voters of the particular rep and negates democracy in a way that was not forced upon the representative, by our constitution, (my reason for bringing this up) or they vote based on their own conscience and still disregard those they are meant to represent.

    My point is these arseholes , for this is what they are known to be, are in total disregard of those they are meant to represent, and a “conscience vote” is utter proof of their undemocratic, politically elite arrogance.

  216. MatrixTransform

    I see the retard up thread believes that not advertising to ademographic that buys your shit is apparently best practice for growing yr market share.

    clever fellow.

    MBA?

  217. MatrixTransform

    also…

    Go Tiges !!

  218. Des Deskperson

    ‘Integrity? Cash for comments Jones?
    Des, you can be so funny sometimes.’

    A fair point, Peter/MV, but a lot of people, including it would seem, some cats, still take him seriously.

  219. mh

    Why?

    I already stated

    There doesn’t need to be a conspiracy to justify it, a growing lack of public confidence is justification enough.

  220. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Then you’ll have no trouble reading a long summary.

    Nice sales pitch by the AMA, Dot. A trawl back through the previous history is very enlightening. But we’ll skip that for the time being. For the moment just explain two minor factors: –
    How does your “herd immunity” work when the virus is different every year? and
    How come with a greater percentage of the population than ever getting the ‘flu vaccine each year, the number and severity of people contracting and dying from it is increasing at an alarming rate?

  221. Infidel Tiger

    Doggies in the 8. Hope you’re watching areff

    Don’t want to play them in The finals.

    They are flying.

  222. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Mike Nolan

    That stuff is better than Kenny Powers and Mr G put together.

  223. egg_

    And will the cop’s Indigenous stepson, a bit awkward and adolescent but deeply decent and caring, get to root the gimp blondie, maybe easier because her cherry has already been popped by that sneering, Covington-esque whitey?

    Standard Leftoid script.
    Yawn.

  224. Eyrie

    Just searched Google for “breitbart” and breitbart news came up top of the results.

  225. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    some cats, still take him seriously.

    Sad but true, Des.
    What’s the feline equivalent of “sheeple”?

  226. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Refer back to my prior comment MV.

    How does your “herd immunity” work when the virus is different every year? and

    You get a new vaccine. Hopefully.

    How come with a greater percentage of the population than ever getting the ‘flu vaccine each year, the number and severity of people contracting and dying from it is increasing at an alarming rate?

    Less herd immunity. Perhaps.

    Hopefully, more people get the vaccine in the following years.

    It could be more complex things like individuals within society having less complex/inherited immunity if we haven’t had a pandemic for a long time and the genes for that aren’t expressed or passed down.

  227. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    There doesn’t need to be a conspiracy to justify it, a growing lack of public confidence is justification enough.

    Actually, it is. They can see a lot of information and make up their own minds. Parliament will also have staff collate the research and inquiry.

  228. struth

    You’d have to be pretty thick to think John Laws wasn’t paid by Toyota, for example.

    AJ is no Sam Dastyari and most of our politicians are much much worse.
    At least anyone with half a brain could work out it was advertising, let’s not forget, he wasn’t paid by the Chicoms.
    Suprisingly, people can listen to AJ and make their own minds up.

    They undermine his credibility and his integrity, issues that he may or may not care about. They may and probably will increase his ratings, but they are counterproductive to any pretensions he may still have to being a serious political commentator.

    No matter the fact that somebody should shove a sock in the giant gob of hypocritical horse face.
    Her behaviour has been disgusting and insulting.

    Des, you’d rather not have Trump but someone who speaks with a better accent yet actually says nothing?

    And I don’t particularly like A J but those righties setting higher pseudo integrity levels for our own are just tiring.

  229. Eyrie

    “Lysander, I have quite a bad fear of flying. ”
    “Nobody is afraid of flying, they’re just afraid of crashing” former Chief Flying Instructor of Darling Downs Aero Club.
    Seriously if you are going to get pissed just sit in the window seat and don’t get in the way of the sober and appropriately dressed (cotton or wool, no synthetics and flat shoes suitable for running) from getting out. Better still, don’t fly.
    See A321 in Russia. Those guys did a great job. They had a whole lot less time than Sully did but still were lucky there were level paddocks off the end. Should be a lesson for idiot local councils in Australia who allow housing developments off the end of runways.

  230. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Less herd immunity. Perhaps.

    So, more of the herd immunised = less herd immunity = more ‘flu deaths.
    Have I git it right, Dot?

  231. Cardimona

    Sky News is showing an Epstein special – started just now…

  232. mh

    Sky News is showing an Epstein special – started just now…

    Trump lotto?

  233. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I can’t quite understand your motivation MV.

    https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Media-releases/Flu-vaccination-rates-slump-to-an-alarming-low

    So the vaccination rate had fallen dramatically, at least in WA.

    Fewer vaccines, more cases of infection. The pattern follows a Verhulst or a dose/response curve.

  234. Cassie of Sydney

    “And I don’t particularly like A J but those righties setting higher pseudo integrity levels for our own are just tiring.”

    Yep….and being so much “higher” has really paid off for those virtuous righties….hasn’t it…now let’s just ask Tony Abbott and George Pell how they went by always taking the “high road”…shall we.

  235. Tel

    AJ is no Sam Dastyari and most of our politicians are much much worse.

    At least Sam had the decency to get caught before he could do too much damage.

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