Open Forum: August 17, 2019

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  1. egg_

    SnowConeTone had Maureen Dowd, “MoDo”, on the Q&A sideshow.

    IIRC ToJo made a Freudian slip at the close of the show, saying to MoDo that he’d “like to have you” (on the show again).

  2. Dr Faustus

    Lord Mountbatten ‘was a homosexual with a lust for young boys’ claims secret FBI dossier

    ‘Mountbottom’ to his friends and peers.
    [HT Private Eye: ~1981]

  3. Johno

    Epstein was able to buy the underwear because the stockade also holds items for female inmates, the paper states.

    But it would surely raise questions as to why a convicted sex offender who wears sweatshirts ranging from XL to 3XL, and size-12 shoes, would want such small-sized female panties, the report stresses.

    Epstein was allowed to leave the prison store in a chauffeur-driven car which took him to a downtown West Palm Beach office building for a 12-hour-a-day, six-day-a-week break from jail, according to the records where the convict was called a “client.”

    OK I should have read on before I posted. He apparently slept in an open door cell and had unlimited access to TV.
    Hard row to hoe in jail. Wouldn’t want to go there.Hey?

  4. Boambee John

    A brace of Ohio class nuclear powered subs would help in the short term,

    From Wiki:

    The US Navy has a total of 18 Ohio-class submarines which consist of 14 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), and four cruise missile submarines (SSGNs). The SSBN submarines are also known as “Trident” submarines, and provide the sea-based leg of the U.S. nuclear triad.

    Do we go for the missiles and warheads too, or rely on them feeding masses of seagulls to sh1t upon the enemy from a great height?

    an incompetent government in power

    Turnbull, Rudd and Gillard are all gone.

  5. C.L.

    The AFP officers responsible for this travesty ought to be jailed.
    They are animals – far worse than mere drug dealers.

  6. Mater

    The Chinese learn from history. They won’t make the same mistakes as the Japanese.
    Australian policy needs rethink, especially taking WW2 history into account (think 1939 – an Imperialist/expansionist Asian power, – check – an unprepared military – check – industrial inadequacies at home – check – and an incompetent government in power).

    You’re becoming quite hawkish in your old age, Bob.
    Settle down and remember:

    1735099
    #622426, posted on October 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I vote Green, not Labor, because they are the party which has a value set closest to my own. Better a philosphy of compassion and hope than a mantra that thrives on fear and bigotry.

  7. And then what?

    Eliminate the round eye.

    To discourage resistance.

  8. And then what?

    Buy the few remaining parts that you don’t already own.

  9. Roger

    Gutless glad has appointed the gay loon Greenwich to chair a committee on power and energy; Greenwich is anti-coal and pro pixie dust. Our glad is either a traitor or a fucking imbecile.

    Another one for the political perfidy file.

  10. either a traitor or a fucking imbecile

    Not necessarily mutually exclusive.

    It is possible to be both.

  11. lotocoti

    Buy the few remaining parts that you don’t already own.

    How many hard, pipe hitting libertarians are there on the FIRB?

  12. Mother Lode

    Gladys must really have not expected to win.

    She is acting like the metaphorical dog who has unexpectedly caught the metaphorical car in her teeth.

  13. Hmm.
    Who owns the company that operates the Port of Darwin?
    Who owns an electricity generator that can bring electricity grid to halt?

  14. Top Ender

    Concerns omitted in trans pushback
    EXCLUSIVE
    BERNARD LANE

    The professional body defending transgender clinic specialists from criticism has failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest or acknowledge growing international disquiet about risky medical treatment of trans-identifying children and adolescents.

    The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH), with about 250 members, has dismissed concerns expressed two weeks ago by a group of Australian clinicians and researchers about the ethics and evidence for medical treatment that can leave young people suffering side effects including infertility.

    On Friday, Health Minister Greg Hunt said he had referred these concerns, reported exclusively by The Weekend Australian to an expert body, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, for a national inquiry.

    In a statement, AusPATH said The Weekend Australian’s coverage of this global issue was “biased, emotive (and) not based on fact (and ignores) available scientific evidence which strongly endorses supporting transgender children through social and medical transition to improve their mental health outcomes”.

    AusPATH did not mention rising overseas concern about the safety of giving young people puberty-blocker drugs and irreversible cross-sex hormones. Sources of concern are as varied as the UK Royal College of GPs, The Times, a breakaway US paediatricians’ body, ex-staff from the UK Tavistock gender clinic, free-speech academics and feminists, The Observer, US groups for sceptical parents and young people who regret going trans, and the BBC’s Newsnight.

    In defence of its clinicians, AusPATH pointed to its endorsement of treatment standards issued last year by the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Badged “Australian standards”, this document covers treatment of young people diagnosed with gender dysphoria, or discomfort with their biological sex, and has been hailed as “the world’s most progressive” by Victoria’s Andrews government.

    RCH is seen as a pacesetter for the “affirmation model” which reinforces a young person’s gender self-identification and puts them on the path to social transition (change of name, hair and clothes).

    Asked whether the RCH approach was sound, the hospital, Victoria’s Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, and AusPATH all cited the RCH “Australian standards”.

    In its statement, AusPATH did not reveal that its president, paediatrician Michelle Telfer, is director of the RCH gender service and lead author of the RCH standards, nor that the other three authors were all from RCH. The Australian does not suggest any impropriety. Repeated requests for interviews or comment from Dr Telfer via RCH and Aus-PATH were refused.

    AusPATH said the RCH standards were “a collaboration” of about 50 clinicians and researchers across Australia. Gender service staff from around the country appear in the document’s small-print acknowledgments, where transgender groups are thanked for their “significant contribution”. The RCH standards do not carry the imprimatur of the National Health & Medical Research Council’s endorsement as national standards, a stamp of approval given to “promote health, prevent harm (and) encourage best practice”.

    AusPATH highlighted the fact that the RCH standards document was praised in an editorial by The Lancet journal for offering “a framework for provision of respectful, gender-affirming care” and “suggesting that social transition … should be led by the child”.

    AusPath failed to cite a multiauthor letter in The Lancet last December which said the editorial and the RCH standards used “imprecise language and overplayed empirical evidence”.

    “(The RCH document) does not consider longer-term effects, including the difficult issue of detransition (by regretful former trans people),” says the letter by lead author, Plymouth University’s professor of primary care research Richard Byng.

    “Patients need high-quality research into the benefits and harms of all psychological, medical, and surgical treatments, as well as so-called wait-and-see strategies.”

    Concerns omitted in trans pushback

    Print edition Oz

  15. A brace of Ohio class nuclear powered subs would help in the short term…

    In the last Pacific war, what mattered was not the navy you had, but the navy you could build (and how quickly). i.e. heavy industrial capacity

  16. Cassie of Sydney

    “I vote Green, not Labor, because they are the party which has a value set closest to my own.”

    An anti-Semite voting for an anti-Semitic party…….no surprises there.

  17. Black Ball

    Good morning all.
    Dead tree version of the Hun on it’s front page has a snippet of a government programme going belly up:

    ‘A plan to allow dole recipients to earn extra cash working on farms has been axed after being deemed a failure.
    Only 404 people signed up for the two-year Seasonal Work Incentives Trial, despite up to 7600 places being available.
    The trial allowed jobseekers to earn up to 5k a year without losing any of their welfare benefits. The scheme’s axing comes at a time when farmers are desperate to find workers and youth unemployment is high.’

    Now all around Swan Hill there are many fruit orchards and crops of veggies and whatever else. Very fertile ground. Look in to see who is tending these crops, you would be hard pressed to find a Caucasian. Lots of Asians and a smattering of Sudanese. Head into the city of Swan Hill and there you will find Australian slackers, fresh from school, smoking and swearing down the street with nary a worry in the world. I include the Aboriginal population in this also. You would think the lure of extra cash would get some off their arse. But nope. In any case, a waste of money.

  18. dover_beach

    Talking heads on Seven giggling behind their hands at the thought of “purchasing” Greenland.

    Clearly haven’t a clue about US history.

    Ron Burgundy is a mash-up of talking heads of the past and present.

  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    First do no harm. That part of the Hyppocratic Oath is not included in these fake ‘Australian Standards’ for ‘transgender’ children, aka children with a socially conditioned body dysmorphia which many of them will grow out of, if allowed to develop through a normal puberty.

  20. Mother Lode

    In a statement, AusPATH said The Weekend Australian’s coverage of this global issue was “biased, emotive (and) not based on fact (and ignores) available scientific evidence which strongly endorses supporting transgender children through social and medical transition to improve their mental health outcomes”.

    The kids they can’t wait to have stretched out underneath their scalpels are there because of their emotions. There is no objective or physical diagnostic tell. It is what they ‘feel’.

    The only guaranteed permanency is the physical scars of the medical and surgical procedures.

  21. Slim Cognito

    A plan to allow dole recipients to earn extra cash working on farms has been axed after being deemed a failure.

    The program needs to be restructured to a two for one system. For every dollar you earn with hard graft, you get two in benefits. No worky, no money.

  22. JC

    Let’s hope it’s not donut.

    In the past, the filmmaker has described Megalopolis as a cross between the classic silent sci-fi film Metropolis, and Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. “The theme is the contest between the past and the future,” Coppola said back in 2002. “Although it is set against the backdrop of a giant modern city like New York, it also speaks of Rome. The founders of modern America based many of their ideas on the Roman republic.”

    The WSJ article mentions he self financed most of his movies. Now that really takes guts. He would also have to be very creative in how he paid that actors too.

  23. Roger

    The professional body defending transgender clinic specialists from criticism has failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest or acknowledge growing international disquiet about risky medical treatment of trans-identifying children and adolescents.

    The amount of lying by the political, media and professional classes – by omission and commission – that the public is subject to at present is extraordinary.

    It is also going to prove to be highly corrosive of trust, without which a civilised society cannot function.

  24. 1735099

    Better a philosphy of compassion and hope than a mantra that thrives on fear and bigotry.

    I confuse you because I don’t comply with the binary Catallaxy orthodoxy.
    A compassionate society is not incompatible with a powerful and prepared military.
    Unless you’re a pseudo macho, and there’s heaps of those post here.

  25. notafan

    Is that the same Mountbatten that allegedly told Charles not to marry Camilla when he was a young man because she was not a virgin?

  26. egg_

    Who owns an electricity generator that can bring electricity grid to halt?

    Who owns poles and wires, too?

  27. Des Deskperson

    ‘The Indigenous Voice
    A special [Q&A] look at the case for Constitutional Recognition and an Indigenous voice to parliament. Tony Jones is joined by Noel Pearson, Linda Burney, Julian Leeser, Jacinta Price and Patricia Turner.’

    Patricia Turner is presumably ‘Pat’ Turner, former APS Indigenous high-flyer.

    Turner was a DEP SEC in PM&C during the Keating regime, and was by all accounts being groomed to be the first female Indigenous Portfolio Secretary (ATSIC didn’t count).

    All of a sudden , she was shifted sideways, out of the job and out of the Department, and sent on ‘sabbatical’ to Harvard.

    There must have been a serious or important issue to cause the Keating government to to sideline a senior Indigenous Woman like that, particularly when it was at the same time basking in the post Redfern glow of Aboriginophilia. There may have been personal or family issues, but that wouldn’t necessarily explain the Harvard sinecure.

    If I were in the Q&A audience tonight, I’d like to ask her what happened. Fat chance, of course.

    IIRC, Turner hung around in the APS for a few years, doing various jobs – presumably keeping her DEP SEC salary – but never again reaching her previous heights.

  28. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Just watching the PM addressing the Australian Public Service. Refers to the Tax Office and to ‘everyone paying their fair share’! (Then further notes that the tax is paid subject to the tax laws).

    This shows again what is wrong with the SFLs. The Left always defines the terms of the discussion. Despite winning the election and with three years to the next election the Right fall into line behind the Left’s rhetoric. No redefining, just taking up that same skewed position.

  29. Black Ball

    I like that idea Slim Cognito. IIRC, when Work For The Dole was introduced, if you didn’t do the work you didn’t get the payment. Twas simpler.
    I think the orchardist or farmer could receive this payment for they have to train the worker to do what is required. But as you say, no worky, no dosh.

  30. notafan

    Someone is prejudice against opposites

    no right no wrong
    no truth no lie

    it’s all relative

    unoriginal and dumb (not binary)

  31. jupes

    The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH), with about 250 members, has dismissed concerns expressed two weeks ago by a group of Australian clinicians and researchers about the ethics and evidence for medical treatment that can leave young people suffering side effects including infertility.

    Well yes. Cutting off a boy’s dick and balls off will do that.

    Everyone involved in this depraved behaviour should spend the rest of their lives in jail.

  32. John Constantine

    Disability pensioners being able to work in spurts to top up their pensions would get more activity than long term unemployed.

    Insurance a lurking disaster for this, but plenty of those on disability could do light duties.

    Back in the old days a lad with Downs could ride around opening gates for the old limping sheep cocky with dodgy hips and knees. Those days are gone.

  33. Des Deskperson

    Regarding Pat Turner, I should add that I am not aware of any evidence, or even any suggestion, that her move was due to any issues relating to integrity.

  34. struth

    Good Moaning.

    Australia is a glittering prize, an ultimate dream to conquer, for any government on the right side of Antonio Guterres’ global socialist’s control.

    Until we do as Trump did, we are being ruled by the UN , and it is an anti western, sick, warped, unrepresentative bunch of filthy bureaucrats who’s sole aim is to destroy the west and steal it’s wealth for corruptocracies like their commo mates in China.
    The war against us has been played via this corruption and when the time is right, when we’ve been broken by cultural Marxism and the propaganda it spreads via our education system and our pollies bought and actively destroying our wealth and ability to be a sovereign nation, when they own enough, just like Hong Kong, they will require complete domination.
    Communism won’t just buy us out.
    People who think like this are thinking that commos think like us and it’s all about wealth.
    It isn’t.
    It’s evil is in it’s hatreds and need for totalitarianism to survive.

    And many on here thought nothing of dealing with China, because hey, goods are cheap, and it’s a big market.

    A hot TV is also cheaper than store bought because it was stolen.
    It doesn’t mean you should buy it.
    And say your entire market is the Italian Mafia, wouldn’t you expect they’d soon have your business profits as well, and own you in so many ways?

    The reality of the world is that we are about to be choofed up the arse by powerful anti western forces that have infiltrated the west for many years, and mostly via education, have us arguing over who is a boy and who is a girl, while they do it.

  35. 1735099

    Another response on the Jones Boycott.
    This time from Anytime Fitness Australia

    Thank you for your message. The comments made last week by Alan Jones regarding Jacinda Arden do not represent our view or values. For this reason, we pulled all our advertising from 2GB (Macquarie Radio) last Friday and do not have any further advertising planned with the station.

    Interesting.
    Everybody I messaged on the Sleeping Giants list have disowned him.
    I wonder who his actual sponsors are.

  36. JC

    Good old Alan Kohler. He took News for a ride in paying around $30 million for his stupid news letter and gets a column preaching zero emissions… because wait for it, Munich Re, a not so disinterested party in seeing insurance premiums rise, is pushing for premiums to rise.

    FMD

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/economics/climate-change-will-make-insurance-hard-to-come-by/news-story/b073e7cd62248a2c7f9b88d916e43efe

  37. Mater

    A compassionate society is not incompatible with a powerful and prepared military.

    Ah, yes. The Greens! Those well known supporters of the military and preparedness.
    From one of their policy documents:

    Australians want peace and global prosperity, not more weapons and war. We must give Parliament the power to decide if we go to war and we must renegotiate the alliance with the US. Instead of buying bigger and more expensive equipment, we should be preparing our defence force for climate change and to provide humanitarian support in our region. Australia should also contribute our fair share to international aid and limit our role as a global arms dealer.

    They missed a great opportunity to mention ‘Jazz Hands’!

  38. Cassie of Sydney

    It seems that “binary” is the Jooo hating racist’s favourite word at the moment.

  39. notafan

    Sleeping mental pygmies more like

    Now that you have been exposed I suspect those that want people to actually buy their products will be a little bit wiser.

    In the meantime file under, whatever.

  40. C.L.

    The ABC reports on violent man who just had his jail term increased:

    A woman who attacked two strangers with an axe in a Sydney convenience store has had her jail term increased by five years.

    In January transgender woman Evie Amati, 27, was sentenced to nine years in jail for the violent and unprovoked attack at the Enmore 7-Eleven in 2017.

    The Crown appealed the leniency of the sentence and the Court of Criminal Appeal today set it aside and instead imposed a sentence of 14 years with a non-parole period of eight years.

    It means her minimum jail term has nearly doubled.

    7-Eleven axe attacker has jail term increased by five years.

  41. PoliticoNT

    Just watching the PM addressing the Australian Public Service. Refers to the Tax Office and to ‘everyone paying their fair share’! (Then further notes that the tax is paid subject to the tax laws).

    BBS…..where to start. The latest review is as hilariously inept and disconnected from reality as every other review. (Rudd’s blueprint for reform a personal favourite – 29 recommendations, 28 of which were upwards smoke-blowing, the 29th, something to do with agencies sharing information during natural disasters.) Thodey is just another taxpayer buggering corporate windbag, boosted by a small army of the diverse.

    I think if the PM spent a morning looking at the intranets of our various agencies he would have a fit. Whatever the fuck the APS is supposed to be for, its captured workforce in Canberra is little more than an extension of ABC editorial biases. (The wife of a close friend (both DFAT, she’s also a close friend) recently called me a denialist at the top of her lungs while out for a meal in Narrabundah. I must admit, it was a nice badge of honour moment for moi.)

    As for the ATO. Two things. At present there’s an ATO investigative team wandering the streets of Darwin harassing local businesses who still trade in cash. As part of this process the team lead was ‘interviewed’ at length on ABC Darwin where he and the ABC host agreed that businesses who use cash really aren’t looking after the interests of their customers. I rang in to voice my concern private business can continue to use cash without the unwanted opinions of the ATO & ABC. The producer quietly agreed.

    Also my long term tax agent (in his 80s, sharp as a tack) has warned me not to include optional personal information on my tax returns as, ‘there’s a lot of corruption in the ATO’s workforce, especially in the area of identity theft.’

  42. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Bonus Mark Knight: sketches from his recent European holiday along with a radio interview.

  43. Steve trickler

    All credit to Ytube. This just popped in the feeds.



  44. notafan

    Must be ‘Big Word’ of the month Cassie.

    fastest school assignment

    Please write 20 sentences using the word ‘binar’y every day for a month

  45. Roger

    The ABC reports on violent man who just had his jail term increased:

    A woman who attacked two strangers with an axe in a Sydney convenience store has had her jail term increased by five years.

    We live in a society where lying is regarded as a virtue by our self-appointed moral arbiters.

  46. notafan

    businesses who use cash really aren’t looking after the interests of their customer

    how exactly was that argument made?

    Customers who use cash aren’t looking after the interests of their businesses too?

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Dr BG, you need to show Maria that you appreciate her hospitality and friendship. Before you go take her shopping for homewares, things she can use in the kitchen, in thanks for her cooking for you. Tell her you would like her to remember you when she uses them. I doubt she would be offended by that ad she is then almost doing you a favour by accepting them. Give her some money too, towards her daughters education, or just buy the school things with her if you think the money would be frittered. Actually, if she will accept money, give her some for a bit of a spend on small luxuries, her choice. I doubt if you can change her future without quite extensive capital investment. You can make that if you wish to, of course.

    In Sri Lanka in the desolate early 70’s we took care of only one local family of beggars hanging around outside. That was the deal, no others included, and it became part of the daily system where we lived. Couldn’t do much for them but bring a little comfort into their days. If we had tried to do it for others we would have been constantly harrassed by hordes of them.

  48. notafan

    We live in a society where lying is regarded as a virtue by our self-appointed moral arbiters.

    We see an example of that every day here at the Cat.

  49. Cassie of Sydney

    So I wonder if the Jooo hating, Greens voting racist…the same putrid hypocrite who takes advantage of the free speech on this platform…supports the death threats made against Jones in the last day? Or is some violence okay with the racist grub…oh stop there…I know the answer to that question. Death threats against conservatives…all okay with the hypocrite……just like dead Joos are okay with the hypocrite.

  50. Roger

    …my long term tax agent (in his 80s, sharp as a tack) has warned me not to include optional personal information on my tax returns as, ‘there’s a lot of corruption in the ATO’s workforce, especially in the area of identity theft.’

    Import migrant workers from low trust societies, get a low trust society.

    Imagine that!

  51. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    If Maria falls on hard times she can always cash in the homewares amd any other tangible present.

  52. Cassie of Sydney

    “C.L.
    #3135025, posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:59 am
    The ABC reports on violent man who just had his jail term increased:”

    Thanks for that C.L…some good news this morning.

  53. miltonf

    That’s certainly the Canberra I know PoliticoNT. Hey, remember when all those DFAT staff gave TLS a standing ovation at Evanski prospect.

  54. miltonf

    Cassie to make an omlette you have to break a few eggs.

  55. PoliticoNT

    Notafan – there was no argument (it was the ABC after all). The ATO investigator made a comment along the lines of, ‘customers who are forced to use cash by a business without electronic facilities are being done a disservice.’ The ABC host then told a story about how this had happened to her and so she’d taken her business somewhere else, so yeah, cash is so old-fashioned. Etc. (The host returned to Darwin about a year ago after a long stint on……..ABC Canberra. She is not much chop. Spends a lot of her time running tedious SJW campaigns. The ABC Darwin listener base is a genuinely diverse crowd and aren’t particularly enamoured of her. Five years ago she would have been moved to a temporary spot in the arvos, and then would have returned south. But those days are gone. The SJW mafia are wrecking the few good bits of the ABC that are left.)

    It was pretty pathetic.

  56. PoliticoNT

    Miltonf – ‘TLS/Evanski Prospect’ – remind me….

  57. notafan

    Lol Politico

    as a small business owner my philosophy is never make it hard for customers to pay you, because you will lose business, and lots of young people simply don’t carry cash.

    of course cash only businesses are like a red rag to a bull to the ATO, especially if they operate year after year without ever making a profit

    That is pretty stupid.

  58. Some History:
    Gary Coombe, Gillette CEO
    https://imgur.com/PvdSVqA

    He is an active champion for diversity & inclusion, acting as executive sponsor for P&G’s Gender Equality and LGBT+ affinity groups during his time in Europe and now in Boston, and is a leading voice in the industry on men’s role in gender equality—recognized in 2018 on Management Today’s Agents of Change Power List.

    I can’t find any mention of him having a family. Are we looking at another poisonous dwarf climbing the CEO greasy pole to manifest a personal agenda?

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    Anytime Fitness:

    ‘Do not have any further advertising planned with the station.’

    This Anytime Fitness? From their own site:

    ‘Please note that Anytime Fitness is currently not taking on any new corporate partnerships.’

    Read: ‘We’re going broke, and we can’t get anyone to work here.’

  60. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Excellent youtube vid there, Steve Trickler, on the whole climate change HOAX, by one of the real warriors against the nonsense. Good to see he has not yet been banned. His book sounds like a good one to own for ammunition against warmie witterers.

    His most important point: attack the premises on which the whole thing is based, not just politically go along with the Green Nude Ell in a let’s do it ‘lite’ version.

    Are you listening Sco Mo? At the least, set up an investigation where alternative views can be aired, as is happening with the political gender transitioning theorists. One side in these key debates holds the political ear far too often and too much.

  61. Des Deskperson

    Regarding the APS, based on the preview of Morrison;’s speech in today’s Canberra Times, it seems to have been a whole bunch of powerpoint presentation standard aspirational platitudes, some of which have been already been around the traps for decades

    “We need an APS that’s more joined-up internally and flexible in responding to challenges and opportunities’

    “tap insights, skills and energy from more points on the compass than those who have only ever worked in the public service,”

    “The APS needs to evolve and adapt amidst constant change. Old ways of doing things need to be challenged and, if necessary, disrupted.”

    “more adept” at reallocating existing resources to fit shifting priorities and less hierarchical,

    There is no evidence in the speech that Morrison is interested in or even aware of the two main problems facing the APS:

    the absence of any realistic, rigorous and monitored standard of job classification that has led to widespread ‘classification creep’, with people being paid lots to money to perform routine clerical tasks;

    very poor management skills at senior levels, particularly when it comes to managing performance. .

  62. Mother Lode

    The ABC reports on violent man who just had his jail term increased:”

    The court subliminally betrays its belief that the entity involved was a man by increasing the sentence.

    I would imagine the hard cases in prison would have little patience with a bloke who insists upon being treated as a woman.

  63. miltonf

    Politico- TLS the lying slapper
    Evanski prospect- DFAT HQ

  64. notafan

    A motivational advertisement for Anytime Fitness has come under fire by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB

    anytime fitness have very, very high standards when it comes to advertising

  65. Mother Lode

    The ATO investigator made a comment along the lines of, ‘customers who are forced to use cash by a business without electronic facilities are being done a disservice.’

    This is a feature, not a bug. The provider who best suite of product, price, service, hot chicks behind the counter etc will be rewarded by winning more business.

    Government,of course, imagining itself to be be best at everything, thinks it should intervene with its regulations, rules, and reporting regimes to hammer into existence a perfect solution that proceeds inevitably from their perfect selves.

    Such as the Trabant.

  66. PoliticoNT

    Regarding the APS…..

    Des – I’d say Morrison is neither aware or interested. I’m still doing a stint at Russell while MrsPolitico makes her mind up. We drown in HR/SJW/professionalisation bullshit day in day out for utterly no gain. The recent highlight was the Associate Secretary coming up with some pure nonsense known as, ‘Benefits Calculation.’ It’s hard to describe just awful how this is, but imagine you’re a year 8 economics lecturer and thought you might introduce the kids to some ideas around project management. Not in your right mind would you refer them to any of the Benefits Calculation crap as it looks like it was prepared by a complete fucking idiot. Although no doubt it cost the taxpayer millions…..

    And on and on and on. I had to pull our team lead up on Friday due her inability to sort out some basic responsibility and process issues we need fixed. Spends her days in meetings blowing spoke up SES arse. Very, very typical. Nice person but tits on a bull.

  67. notafan

    the absence of any realistic, rigorous and monitored standard of job classification that has led to widespread ‘classification creep’, with people being paid lots to money to perform routine clerical tasks;

    Pretty much the entire population of Canberra

  68. CL:

    The royal eco-warriors, who took their third private jet in just eight days when they flew into the south of France on Wednesday, stayed at the gorgeous Vista Alegre gated complex of sea-facing mansions earlier this month to celebrate Meghan’s 38th birthday.

    I wonder if Queen Lizzie is going to take the obvious corrective action?

  69. struth

    great video Steve T,

    get it out there folks………….

  70. feelthebern

    Harry Truman tried to buy Greenland. Sound policy. Statesman.
    Trump announces he’d like the US to buy Greenland. Sheer idiocy. Megalomaniac.

  71. Dr BeauGan:

    She brings out my protective instincts, although she is trying to elicit lust. Like dancing in her knickers while she does the cooking. I can’t help thinking of her bleak future and that of her daughter. It moves me more than any amount of dancing.

    https://youtu.be/MO08SOe4RYg

  72. feelthebern

    Is the new banner Dredd getting punched?
    I don’t understand.

  73. Sinclair Davidson

    Is the new banner Dredd getting punched?

    From the very first Batman – Dredd crossover.

  74. feelthebern

    It was a white Baptist fellow who hacked Lee Rigby to death wasn’t it?
    & he was almost saved by a Syrian refugee who had spent every living moment in the UK working for minimum wage & being racially abused by white Englishmen on an hourly basis?

  75. feelthebern

    I do like how DC are more darker than Marvel.

  76. Top Ender:

    Australia has been warned it must urgently test its ability to defend its northern borders, amid aggressive expansion of Chinese defence and strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific and the US losing its “military primacy” in the region.

    Non expert voices on the Cat have been calling for this approach for over a decade.

  77. feelthebern

    I’m heading to the UK in a couple of months.
    I really don’t want to go.
    I’m doing my best to avoid London.

  78. mh

    Illegal Alien Accused of Rape, Child Sex Crimes Released by Sanctuary County

    …Oscar Pacheco-Leonardo, a 33-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, was arrested almost two months ago by the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office for first-degree rape and child sex crimes. After his arrest, ICE officials said they placed a detainer on Pacheco-Leonardo, requesting that he be turned over to the agency before being released from local custody.

    Mecklenburg’s sanctuary county policy, however, ensured that the sheriff’s office release the illegal alien from their custody, allowing him to run free for nearly two months before being arrested ICE agents.
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/18/sanctuary-county-released-illegal-arrested-rape/

  79. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Don’t be too hard on the Public Service. These days it is no different than any other major enterprise. For instance, if you go to Port Hedland in the north of WA, you will find yourself in the heart of BHP’s main iron ore shipping terminal.

    Here you will see many hundreds of men and women hard at work ensuring the ore is unloaded from the trains, and transferred onto the waiting ships. There is a vast amount of teamwork, from the schedulers and administrators, through the engineers and planners, down to the tradespeople and labourers who all toil endlessly to ensure a continuous supply of iron to the waiting bulk carriers. Hard working, good, honest, down to earth people, salt of the earth.

    But in the middle of it all is a building. It is much flasher than the other buildings. It is equipped with a better class of everything, from desks and chairs to photocopiers and even down to the coffee machines in the lunch room.

    This is the HR/Administration building. Enter it and you may as well be entering the Canberra HQ of the Department of human Services. It is not populated with people, but rather is equipped with mindless semi-robotic clones who all look, speak, act, and think the same way.

    All busy busy busy writing reports that nobody will ever read, preparing Powerepoint Presentations to show to each other for no particular gainful reason, and holding endless committee meetings that never resolve anything more complex than which variety of Tim Tams should be available.

    And they all vote Greens.

    This is by no means a cheap dig at BHP. The same structure and mindset exists in every large corporation that I have contracted to in the last twenty years or so. It’s like a disease.

    And it’s spreading.

  80. Steve trickler

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3135053, posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:34 am

    A potential disturbance in the force at Goolag, Elizabeth. Weird for that clip to pop up,

  81. Gilas:

    Why these lunatical oxygen bandits are not arrested and sent to labour camps in Antartica is one of today’s great mysteries.

    I sat for a few good minutes trying to think of something smartarsery and clever to add to your opinion.
    But I failed.
    One cannot improve on perfection.

  82. egg_

    We live in a society where lying is regarded as a virtue by our self-appointed moral arbiters.

    “Truth is the first casualty of war” – we’re obviously the enemy.

  83. I’m sure fellow cats will be relieved to know that my posts are limited to the rare occasions when the NBN is working.
    fsck nbn

  84. C.L.

    The decline of the Nationals into a full-fledged leftist party:

    Abortion debate hijacked by irrelevancies, let’s get back to the real issues.

    I implore our community not to make presumptions or judge a woman by the health decisions she makes about her own body but rather recognise this decision will be founded on deeply personal and often complex reasons and that she alone is best placed to make this decision.

    by Leslie Williams, state Nationals MP for Port Macquarie.

  85. Bar Beach Swimmer

    PoliticoNT
    #3135027, posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Also my long term tax agent (in his 80s, sharp as a tack) has warned me not to include optional personal information on my tax returns as, ‘there’s a lot of corruption in the ATO’s workforce, especially in the area of identity theft.’

    PNT,
    As I don’t do my own tax return, what optional personal info?

  86. Roger

    I implore our community not to make presumptions or judge a woman by the health decisions she makes about her own body but rather recognise this decision will be founded on deeply personal and often complex reasons and that she alone is best placed to make this decision.

    Twp doctors no longer required then?

    That didn’t take long.

  87. As I don’t do my own tax return, what optional personal info?

    As Rodney Dangerfield says:
    “I don’t put my name on my tax return. If they want me to guess my future income, they can guess my name.”

  88. Roger

    Australia has been warned it must urgently test its ability to defend its northern borders, amid aggressive expansion of Chinese defence and strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific and the US losing its “military primacy” in the region.

    On the bright side, our Leftist academics & media will be the first to be shot or sent to re-education camps when Chinese suzerainty begins, their usefulness having expired.

  89. C.L.

    Williams also takes a few passing shots at “religious” people in that article.
    Shut up, she explains.

    This is the National Party now.

  90. dover_beach

    The decline of the Nationals into a full-fledged leftist party

    You are right, C.L., she even employs the rhetoric of the Left. Beastly.

  91. Top Ender

    feelthebern…I’m doing my best to avoid London.

    Then avoid Tower Hamlets at all cost.

    It’s like being in the Middle East.

  92. Mother Lode

    I implore our community not to make presumptions or judge a woman by the health decisions she makes about her own body but rather recognise this decision will be founded on deeply personal and often complex reasons and that she alone is best placed to make this decision.

    They still haven’t twigged that the public is none too happy about their railroading one of their Faustian deals with the Greens devil through and, more to the point, that it is not the general public who have let the pollies down but rather the opposite.

    But how egotistical are these people that they think their contrived sophistry will suddenly turn people around, make them abandon their own convictions and compliantly adopt a more convenient set of convictions (that the politicians themselves do not possess) that will spare the politicians any inconvenience.

    The filtering of correspondence probably contributes to the sense of being elevated and enlightened beings that the elites bathe in.

    I think we should be able to send them letters and, even if they don’t read them, they must experience the volume and the gist.

    “Minister. Today you got 2,500 letters telling you to get frocked. 2,000 letters disagreeing with your stated stand on abortion, of which 75% called you a snivelling crunt.” and so on.

  93. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    This is the National Party now.

    A minor partner in the now dominant Socialist Progressive Uniparty, S.P.U. (pronounced spew).

  94. Mother Lode

    Two doctors no longer required then?

    That was always a stumbling block.

    A female clump of cells wanting her clump of cells hacked and vacuumed out of one of her clumpy recesses would likely have 50 scripts for amoxicillin from different doctors before she found two whose reflex to write scripts she had been able to interrupt.

  95. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I think we should be able to send them letters . . .

    Sorry, but that involves people actually doing something.
    Other than just whinge, of course.

  96. miltonf

    re the Nationals- their leader also support this barbaric legislation.

  97. John Constantine

    Batman should be doing twenty in an iso-cube, just for the self defence weapons charges that come from possessing a Bat-utility belt in the mega-city.

  98. Percy Popinjay

    “We need an APS that’s more joined-up internally and flexible in responding to challenges and opportunities’
    “tap insights, skills and energy from more points on the compass than those who have only ever worked in the public service,”
    “The APS needs to evolve and adapt amidst constant change. Old ways of doing things need to be challenged and, if necessary, disrupted.”
    “more adept” at reallocating existing resources to fit shifting priorities and less hierarchical

    How anyone could wade through such an assemblage of preposterous banalities and not despair for humanity is beyond me. FFS.

  99. Percy Popinjay

    Socialist Progressive Uniparty, S.P.U. (pronounced spew).

    Reminds me of this still born political movement – the Turnbull United Republican Democrat Pardee.

  100. notafan

    That was always a stumbling block.

    I don’t think so

    There will be ‘go to’ doctors who for ideology/money who will always sign off on late abortions and there will be one who will be willing to fly around , or even into the country to perform them.

    Our own Ghastly Kermit Gosnells.

  101. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    How anyone could wade through such an assemblage of preposterous banalities and not despair for humanity is beyond me. FFS.

    Gee, I dunno about that, Percy.
    Jim Hacker would have been proud of it.

  102. notafan

    We get sneered at if we sent letters, or if we don’t.

    Yay for us!

  103. Percy Popinjay

    Jim Hacker would have been proud of it.

    The smirk on Sir Humprey’s face would have said it all.

  104. miltonf

    The Trumble coalition team- building a strong new economy or sumpthin. Thank goodness that’s in the past.

  105. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    The smirk on Sir Humprey’s face would have said it all.

    Matched only by Martin Parkinson’s smile as he listened to ScoMo read his allotted lines.

  106. Percy Popinjay

    The Trumble coalition team- building a strong new economy or sumpthin.

    Brought to you by those ever agile and innovative personages Jobson Grothe and Squire “They don’t matter” Texta.

  107. miltonf

    And Beryl Gladischoclian’s actions suggests that they have learnt nothing.

  108. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Don’t rubbish Mark Textor.
    Year after year, election after election, Catallaxians toil endlessly to prove him right.

  109. Mitch M.

    “We need an APS that’s more joined-up internally and flexible in responding to challenges and opportunities’
    “tap insights, skills and energy from more points on the compass than those who have only ever worked in the public service,”
    “The APS needs to evolve and adapt amidst constant change. Old ways of doing things need to be challenged and, if necessary, disrupted.”
    “more adept” at reallocating existing resources to fit shifting priorities and less hierarchical

    Must have lifted that from a HR power point presentation. Typical buzzword nonsense without one substantive strategy.

  110. jupes

    Old ways of doing things need to be challenged and, if necessary, disrupted.”

    Sounds like they’re pining for The Donald.

    He’d disrupt the useless twits.

  111. Beachcomber

    This preacher is fearless and brilliant in his way. The response of the woke wymynses and their pet perverts is priceless. It’s like poking a stick into a bull ant nest.

  112. Percy Popinjay

    So I went and had a look through the comments on the only free post on Blair’s in about three months. It seems Timbo has supped the Kool Aid and now loves Big Brother.

  113. PoliticoNT

    BBS – your name. Goes on the declaration cover sheet (from memory). I send all my details to my agent, he does the return, I sign the paperwork and hand it back to him. I don’t fill my name in any longer. (Yes, clearly they get my TFN so you’d think they could look up my details) – but for my agent to print out a fresh copy sans the offending bit, and then make the comment why, is worth noting. He’s as gentle a human as they come, but his view of the ATO workforce is pretty grim.

    (As a post-script – the last time I rang and tried to speak with someone in the ATO was 2006. I had to leave a message with the promise of a return call. Never eventuated. There used to be an ATO shopfront on Mitchell St in Darwin but it closed in 2013. One of the staff there was pretty annoyed with his Canberra counterparts, said it was even difficult for them to put a call through to Canberra. In 2017 when I was doing some contract work and had to touch base with the ATO via their phone-service system [all voice-bots] they wanted me to give a voice sample. I refused as it was still optional. I suspect it wouldn’t be now. Governments and their agencies have gotten away with an enormous surveillance creep in the last decade because we’ve only just woken up to how deep the tentacles go in the past 18 months. People are starting to point out, ‘you didn’t seek endorsement for the ballot box for that one.’ A position that used not to be made. I think there’s going to be significant blow-back. Do I endorse the ATO taking a voice sample? No. Do I endorse Home Affairs doing facial recognition on me? No. [At the ridiculous level] – do I support Darwin City Council rolling out surveillance cameras? No. No. No. No. Again, once upon a time governments did things and we didn’t ask too much. Things went under the radar as ‘business of government.’ In other words – No Surveillance Without Representation.)

  114. PoliticoNT

    *at* the ballot box

  115. Percy Popinjay

    rolling out surveillance cameras

    They won’t be letting go of that any time soon. Only complete societal collapse will ever see us rid of it.

  116. Mitch M.

    Why intense light can protect cardiovascular health

    The reduction in heart damage in the animal studies is remarkable. In the human studies they found a favourable effect on triglycerides, a proxy for cardiovascular health. What I don’t understand is why they define 10,000 lux as “intense light”. Sunlight can be as high as 100,000 lux. Perhaps it isn’t the lux but the frequency because the gene involved, Per2, is a circadian regulator and blue light is a potent signal for circadian rhythms.

    Healthy human volunteers were exposed to intense light exposure (10,000 LUX) for 30 min every morning for five days from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM. 5 mL blood was drawn on day one at 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM (before and after light exposure).

  117. Percy Popinjay

    Having just criticised him, some praise where it’s due. The Blair on the constant contradictions of collectivist idiocy.

  118. PoliticoNT

    Don’t know about that Percy. Even Darwin ABC have got the wind up about it. Law & order is a State/Territory level issue so DCC need to pull back. And it’s just been revealed that of all the cities who applied for the ‘Smart Cities’ funding that paid for this boondoggle, only DCC asked for the surveillance+ option. As for the rest of the information the sensors in Darwin CBD collect – BOM already do the same work. (Although why you’d need to know what the ozone ‘level’ was is beyond me, or how you’d use it…..)

    Mayor Vatskalis is an old Labor hack of infinite uselessness, has been spending his time making trips to Beijing. Recently announced a Climate Emergency. Political stocks in the NT are as shit as everywhere else in this country though so who knows if anyone will challenge him. His predecessor Karina Fong Lim was just as useless, but for different reasons, and at least did not see the need to surveal her subjects.

  119. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    You are only scratching the surface, Politico.
    Their fully integrated monitoring system went through it’s trial period in 2014-2015, was rolled out 2015-2016, and became fully operational in early 2017.

    Today they know who you are, what you are doing, and where you are going, 24/7.
    There is no escape.

  120. struth

    Don’t rubbish Mark Textor.
    Year after year, election after election, Catallaxians toil endlessly to prove him right.

    Thank god there are two people here who know what they are talking about.
    Iampeter and Peter, formally known as Memory Vault.

    Their condescending manner is understandable considering they are the only ones with the true knowledge…………………………………..

    You might be angry at the world right now MV, but people who really care about you, don’t humour you but tell you to pull your head in.
    Pull your head in.

  121. PoliticoNT

    Peter – all over, or just Darwin?

  122. old bloke

    I was watching SBS news last night and they had their usual 15 minute Climate Catastrophe segment. They repeated the Greenland hoax, despite it being revealed as a hoax long ago, then they switched to a message of doom regarding Australian wine producers.

    They interviewed a bloke (Ag. Scientist?) about the Dreadful Climate and its impact on Australian viticulture and he said that anyone who doubted the “Dreadful Climate We’re All Gona Die” should speak with a viticulturist.

    I don’t know any viticulturists so I checked Wine Australia’s web page which said that there was a 5% reduction in yield in 2018 compared to the previous year. Given the drought in south-east Australia, it seems perfectly reasonable that there would be a reduction in yield.

    Does anyone know of any other catastrophe which grape growers are facing? Are their vines transforming into triffids or something?

  123. Mother Lode

    Any wine buffs – a found a bottle of Pinot Meunier in my local shop. The grape is often included in Champagne, and occasionally in Australian sparklings.

    Printhe has produced a Pinot Meunier varietal however and I believe a few other vineyards (such as Bests) produce it as well.

    Acidic, flavour of red fruit (rather the the plums you get from its cousin Pinot Noir). Fruity yet dry. Not long on the skins I think as it has quite a light colour and not a tannic structure, so a young drinker. Brilliant with pizza – just cuts through the heaviness of the cheese and other toppings and opens up flavours.

    Except pineapple. It would almost certainly react with pineapple and precipitate a cataclysmic explosion. Best to avoid pineapple on taste grounds, but if taste is not persuasive enough you can now add the preservation of your home and your family.

    Message ends.

  124. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I have written to the Premier and made a concise submission to the Legislative Council Inquiry, as well as writing to one of the cross benchers in the upper house.

    To TE – a few months back you referred to Gladys and whether she was going to be a disappointment. I responded to your post that, in order to get her legislation through the parliament, she would require PHON, the Shooters & Fishers, and Fred Nile. At the time I was not thinking about a conscience vote. I was wrong and you were right. She is a disappointment. Her behaviour on this is morally reprehensible. While in the UK, following the vote in the Legislative Assembly, she said that she did not want to have this debate before or during the election. She has no mandate but that has not stopped her. But like the PM this morning with his ‘paying their fair share’, the SFLs have become thoroughly beholden to the Left, (while it looks like the Nats are the New Left). These sad excuses for representatives of the people are only interested in holding onto power. Both in economic areas and social/cultural concerns they continually pander to the ABC.

    I think we should no longer allow conscience votes for parliamentarians; why should these few people determine such far-reaching decisions? Why shouldn’t the entire community have their say through referendums with both sides fully funded to ensure an informed debate? Perhaps and independent office like the Parliamentary Budget Office or maybe an office within the AEC could handle the responsibility. Whatever it is, it needs to be done because these people are no more understanding of the issue than is the vast majority out here in voter land. And what’s more, they are duplicitous b4st4rds.

  125. Mother Lode

    Ha!

    I had not even read that post of yours, old bloke, when I posted mine.

  126. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bar Beach Swimmer
    #3135148, posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:50 pm”

    Great comment BBS and one I wholeheartedly agree with. As for Gladhag…..I have no doubts whatsoever that she made a deal with Greenwich prior to the election.

  127. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Peter – all over, or just Darwin?

    Fully implemented in Oz, Politico. We were the test bed.
    Currently being rolled in the other partner countries – the UK, Canada and New Zealand. Don’t know how advanced it is in the USA, but I imagine it is progressing according to plan.

  128. old bloke

    Mother Lode
    #3135149, posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Maybe you should head off to Dan Murphy’s now to restock your cellar as the shelves will be empty next week, if the message of doom from the SBS is correct.

  129. Roger

    Barely six years after a Defence White Paper that declared China was not a military threat was praised by experts as “the most mature expression of strategic policy in years” (Peter Jennings) we now have this:

    “Australia has been urged to stockpile munitions, improve land-based strike capabilities and re-balance military deployments away from the Middle East in the face of China’s rising strength in the Indo-Pacific. America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favourable balance of power is increasingly uncertain” (United States Study Centre, Uni of Sydney).

    Say it again, Donald Horne: “Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck. It lives on other people’s ideas, and, although its ordinary people are adaptable, most of its leaders (in all fields) so lack curiosity about the events that surround them that they are often taken by surprise.”

    Nothing’s changed in nearly 60 years.

  130. Mitch M.

    My NBN kept dropping out so I finally rang support for advice. I was told to first unpower the box then the modem, wait on the line to be advised when to power them up again. I thought they must be doing something at their end. When the CSO told me to power the units up again I detected a faint humour in her tone. A few days later another drop out so because I detected the faint humour so I turned it off and on again. That worked.

    Thus I conclude that the NBN is managed by The IT Crowd and Turnbull is as clueless about IT as the IT manager in The IT Crowd.

  131. feelthebern

    I’m sure fellow cats will be relieved to know that my posts are limited to the rare occasions when the NBN is working.
    fsck nbn

    LOL.
    Fibre.
    How quaint.

  132. feelthebern

    The Palestinian Authority has banned all LGBT activities on the West Bank.
    Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar declined to comment.

  133. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Fully implemented in Oz, Politico. We were the test bed.

    This reminds me of the census change a few years back with the addition of full names to ‘ensure a richer statistical experience’. And the health record data, which, IIRC, the govt wants to mine because we have not been ‘making a contribution to science’ like the Scandinavians have.

  134. miltonf

    Sure some bad decisions were made 60 years ago (Murray report) but I suspect the country was much better run then.

  135. Johno

    At 2.17pm AEST in Murrumbateman it is 2c, the sun is shining and it is snowing.

  136. Bruce of Newcastle

    They interviewed a bloke (Ag. Scientist?) about the Dreadful Climate and its impact on Australian viticulture and he said that anyone who doubted the “Dreadful Climate We’re All Gona Die” should speak with a viticulturist.

    Maybe this viticulturist:

    Vin de Tahiti

    French wino has a vineyard on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific. Somehow I don’t think global warming is going to be a problem for wine making.

  137. stackja

    Gough was elected. It was time.
    Public service was ‘reformed’.
    What could possibly go wrong having political appointees running departments?

  138. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Somehow I don’t think global warming is going to be a problem for wine making.

    No, but global cooling is going to be a bitch.

  139. wivenhoe

    No, but global cooling is going to be a bitch.

    Oh, come on, Peter. What on earth could the coming Ice Age have to do with wine production….Hold that thought, ask Greenland.

  140. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Canada slams UK decision to strip ‘Jihodi Jack’ of citizenship
    By Rob Billies
    August 19, 2019 — 7.44am

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    Toronto: Canada says it is disappointed the United Kingdom has decided to “offload their responsibilities” after the British Home Office revoked the citizenship of a dual citizen of the two countries imprisoned in Syria.

    Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed on Sunday, local time, in a statement that Jack Letts, a British-Canadian man dubbed “Jihodi Jack” by the media and who has been behind bars in a Kurdish prison since 2017, has been stripped of his British citizenship.

  141. Johno

    Mother Lode if you want to eat a ham and pineapple pizza the perfect wine is a 2017 Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet. $8 a bottle at BSW. Magnificent!!!

  142. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    What on earth could the coming Ice Age have to do with wine production

    Who said anything about an Ice Age?
    Champagne style white wines will probably do very nicely.
    But you can forget about the Shiraz.

    Sob.

  143. Leigh Lowe

    Printhe has produced a Pinot Meunier varietal however and I believe a few other vineyards (such as Bests) produce it as well.

    Brilliant with pizza – just cuts through the heaviness of the cheese and other toppings and opens up flavours.

    Except pineapple. It would almost certainly react with pineapple and precipitate a cataclysmic explosion.

    Not an issue.
    People who put pineapple on pizza drink fizzy lager and alco-pop cans.

  144. cohenite

    The latest from the wacky world of RoP:

    UK Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a RoP

    A RoP man was abused by a middle-aged man, who said: “You haven’t come to bomb the place have you?” and then laughed, as they queued to purchase tickets for the Carabao Cup clash between Salford City and Leeds United.
    The incident took place outside of Salford City’s Peninsula Stadium on August 11 at around 10:00 am GMT.
    Speaking to Tell MAMA, he consented to have his story shared anonymously to raise awareness of the incident, reported the RoPophobic and anti-RoP abuse to staff who are investigating.

    Now that is sick.

    Just as sick as the troll boasting of its involvement with sleeping bastards and their pogrom to boycott Jones.

  145. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    People who put pineapple on pizza drink fizzy lager and alco-pop cans.

    There are people who eat pizza without pineapple?

  146. Tintarella di Luna

    Am way behind in catching up with current events but saw an article in the Oz just now Australians expect more of public servants about Mr Morrison hitting the public service with a wet lettuce and telling them to lift their game. What an effing joke. Who was it decided there has to be a 6 month review of the Department of inHuman Services by none other than the gougers McKinsey at $850,000 which is a 66% reduction of the original price? With all the public servants in that department they’re getting McKinsey’s to do the review.

    My comment at the Oz which will probably be rejected:

    There used to be a difference between public servant and bureaucrat not any more. I regard them all with the disdain I reserved for bureaucrats who have no loyalty to the public.

    The two are now a fused, immovable, implacably malevolence force, self-sustaining, generational back-sider coverers, fiefdom builders relentlessly working against the wishes of the Australian public.

  147. Johno

    You must use Lebanese bread as a base to bring out the exquisite taste of Ham ,pineapple and pepporoni , washed down with a superb Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet. And the cheese goes on TOP. Cheddar only.

  148. wivenhoe

    Who said anything about an Ice Age?

    I did, because as I see it based on history of the climate of the earth, that is our next destination. Invest in winter type clothing manufacturers.

  149. Mother Lode

    if the message of doom from the SBS is correct.

    Thank heavens it is only SBS. Otherwise I would be worried.

  150. cohenite

    Does anyone know of any other catastrophe which grape growers are facing? Are their vines transforming into triffids or something?

    Sometimes after drinking wine I see triffids.

  151. cohenite

    My comment at the Oz which will probably be rejected

    Well, it does understate the problem.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    My comment at the Oz which will probably be rejected

    It’s been accepted.

  153. John of Mel

    You must use Lebanese bread as a base to bring out the exquisite taste of Ham ,pineapple and pepporoni , washed down with a superb Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet.

    Most importantly, Lebanese bread needs to be halal.

  154. Leigh Lowe

    A RoP man was abused by a middle-aged man, who said: “You haven’t come to bomb the place have you?” and then laughed, as they queued to purchase tickets for the Carabao Cup clash between Salford City and Leeds United.
    The incident took place outside of Salford City’s Peninsula Stadium on August 11 at around 10:00 am GMT.
    Speaking to Tell MAMA, he consented to have his story shared anonymously to raise awareness of the incident, reported the RoPophobic and anti-RoP abuse to staff who are investigating.

    “Consented to have his story shared anonymously” = “it never happened”.

  155. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    that is our next destination.

    Nah – a couple of degrees of cooling doesn’t constitute an Ice Age, even if that is what we called it last time it happened 1700 to 1850.

    Mind you, given that a billion or so people are going to die as a result of that couple of degrees cooling, it might as well be called an Ice Age.

  156. wivenhoe

    Most importantly, Lebanese bread needs to be halal.

    Does that imply that you have to remove the outer crust? or something

  157. Mother Lode

    Canada slams UK decision to strip ‘Jihodi Jack’ of citizenship

    Good.

    This should rile up the Brits who don’t care for their offspring nations telling them what to do, and the Canadians who are embarrassed by the government of the simpering runt, Castro Jr, and encourage the floor-butting Mo-Bros to expose themselves as not giving a shit about dead infidels, mutilated children and raped women who happen to believe in the wrong flavour of Islum.

  158. wivenhoe

    Mind you, given that a billion or so people are going to die as a result of that couple of degrees cooling, it might as well be called an Ice Age.

    LOL, peter, I am born and bred in QLD. A couple of degrees is a joke. I have lived everywhere from Ipswich to Townsville and many places in between, so I truly laugh at these assertions.

  159. Leigh Lowe

    old bloke

    #3135145, posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    I was watching SBS news last night and they had their usual 15 minute Climate Catastrophe segment. They repeated the Greenland hoax, despite it being revealed as a hoax long ago, then they switched to a message of doom regarding Australian wine producers.

    This is standard fare.
    When the attempts to prick the social conscience fail, they always try the “deprivation of enjoyment” angle, either through restricting consumption of Gaia destroyers (eg meat), or warning that Gaia will destroy their favourite pursuits (eg skiing or wine drinking).
    Last week’s Extinction Rebels were on the case.
    People voted in the Federal election for jerbs, so the vox-pops from all of the Extinctions were all quacking on about coal destroying “jerbs of the future”.

    I don’t know any viticulturists so I checked Wine Australia’s web page which said that there was a 5% reduction in yield in 2018 compared to the previous year. Given the drought in south-east Australia, it seems perfectly reasonable that there would be a reduction in yield.

    Volume yield and wine quality often have an inverse relationship.

  160. Diogenes

    There are people who eat pizza without pineapple?

    Pineapple and beetroot are the work of Satan

  161. Mother Lode

    Mother Lode if you want to eat a ham and pineapple pizza the perfect wine is a 2017 Jacobs Creek Shiraz Cabernet.

    I stand by my Pinot Meunier. In fact, I will stand by it until…until I need a little lie down.

  162. wivenhoe

    Pineapple and beetroot are the work of Satan

  163. wivenhoe

    Pineapple and beetroot are the work of Satan

  164. wivenhoe

    Sorry for duplicate posts, folks. None of which said what I wanted to say.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed on Sunday, local time, in a statement that Jack Letts, a British-Canadian man dubbed “Jihodi Jack” by the media and who has been behind bars in a Kurdish prison since 2017, has been stripped of his British citizenship.

    What is the exact gripe that the Canadians have?
    Is it being stuck with a Gee-Hardy nutter themselves?
    Or is it the injustice being dealt out to the Gee-Hardy by the Brits?

  166. Knuckle Dragger

    Don’t go all Liability Bob on us, wivenhoe.

    Spit it out, man.

  167. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    so I truly laugh at these assertions.

    Easy enough to do here in QLD.
    But go find out what happened to the grain crops in Canada, northern USA, Russia and the Ukraine in 1941. And that was just the 30 year cyclical turn from warming to cooling.

    Our big problem in Oz won’t be the climate.
    It will be the climate refugees from the NH.
    Millions of them.

  168. “Dreadful Climate We’re All Gona Die”

    fsck! more climatears.

  169. cohenite

    What’s with the new logo of Dredd getting smashed by Aquaman?

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    Most importantly, Lebanese bread needs to be halal.

    And vegan.

    Vegetarian student disqualified from GCSE paper for ‘obscene racial comments’ after she criticised halal meat (via BCF)

    A student was disqualified from her GCSE exam after she was accused of making “obscene racial comments” by criticising halal meat.

    Abigail Ward, 16, a strict vegetarian, wrote during a Religious Studies exam in June that she found the idea of halal meat “absolutely disgusting”.

    The exam board OCR later disqualified Miss Ward from the exam, accusing her of making “obscene racial comments”.

    Poor kid obviously hadn’t studied the victimology ladder.

  171. wivenhoe

    It will be the climate refugees from the NH.
    Millions of them.

    That may be so. If it happens then blame the spineless politicians who have to bend over to the usual vocal minority, not the Australian people whom did not vote for that crap.

  172. Fibre.
    How quaint.

    It is not doing my blood pressure any good.

    I’m thinking of building my own Internet infrastructure.

    Any satellite connection experts here?

  173. Mother Lode

    Most importantly, Lebanese bread needs to be halal.

    Does that imply that you have to remove the outer crust? or something

    If I recall correctly you are supposed to open the jar of tomato paste not by twisting the lid, but holding it over the bread and slitting the bottom of the jar with a very sharp knife.

    Honestly, if those people allowed themselves a little bacon and a couple of beers the Middle East would quieten down considerably. There would be a few days running diagnostics on satellites “Sir. It is the Middle East. I would swear, it sounds like there is laughter!”

  174. Mother Lode

    Pineapple and beetroot are the work of Satan

    This.

    x 100

  175. feelthebern

    What’s with the new logo of Dredd getting smashed by Aquaman?

    It’s not Aquaman.
    It’s an able bodied semen.

  176. if those people allowed themselves a little bacon and a couple of beers

    Agreed.
    Somebody needs to invent a cheap spirit, distilled from camel hump or desert sandals or whatever.

  177. Johno

    Beetroot does not go with pepperoni. Ham does,pineapple and fine wine. Cheddar too

  178. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    not the Australian people whom did not vote for that crap.

    No point in blaming anybody anymore, Wivenhoe.
    It’s way too late to do anything about it now.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    What’s with the new logo of Dredd getting smashed by Aquaman?

    No.
    It’s Ron Barassi smacking Roger Dean.

  180. wivenhoe

    <emNo point in blaming anybody anymore, Wivenhoe.
    It’s way too late to do anything about it now.

    You are probably right, Peter, but it will not stop me fighting for the few remaining days left to me.>

  181. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Well, I guess that at least makes two of us, Wivenhoe.

  182. wivenhoe

    You are probably right, Peter, but it will not stop me fighting for the few remaining days left to me.>

    Not for the remaining days. During.

  183. JC

    Koala is an entity which makes

    mattresses, pillows and sofas,

    ….said this in a tweet for cutting ties with 2GB.

    Koala
    @KoalaMattress
    Koala has cut ties with Alan Jones. We’re a significant buyer in the medium, and it’s something we should have done earlier. Climate change is real, violence against women starts with words and the bloke has had too many chances. @2GB873
    time to wake up.

  184. stackja

    Labor turmoil: Who’s out and who’s in on the fifth floor?

    IT’S been another day of turmoil for the Gunner Government. Here we explain who’s out and who’s in after today and put a face to the faceless men and women on the fifth floor
    NT News
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    OUT:

    Alf Leonardi, chief of staff — long time Labor servant who has worked under Labor chief ministers Paul Henderson, Clare Martin and Michael Gunner. A Labor “true believer”, Mr Leonardi has served as Michael Gunner’s chief of staff since he rolled Delia Lawrie as opposition leader in 2015. Rumblings from caucus members around Mr Leonardi’s influence over Mr Gunner and dictatorial style have been a persistent hallmark of his time as boss of the chief’s office.

    Kieran Phillips , deputy chief of staff — Has spent most of his professional life working within the Labor and union machine for ministers including Karl Hampton and Chris Burns. Mr Phillips has a well-earned reputation for volatility among fifth-floor staffers. The NT News understands he will be shifted to Territory Families Minister Dale Wakefield’s office and will likely take over as her chief of staff when the position opens up.

    Helen Nezeritis, deputy chief of staff — The least visible of the sacked trio, Ms Nezeritis is the wife of NT Labor Secretary Anthony Brereton. It’s understood she will stay on in Mr Gunner’s office in a less prominent role.

    IN:

    Emily Beresford-Cane , chief of staff — Most recently chief of staff to Health Minister and Attorney-General Natasha Fyles, Michael Gunner’s new chief of staff has only recently returned to work from a year’s maternity leave. A lawyer by trade, Ms Beresford-Cane has a reputation as a highly organised and level headed problem-solver. Before Labor won government in 2016, Ms Beresford-Cane ran her own consultancy service providing strategic advice on mining and infrastructure projects.

  185. wivenhoe

    Koala
    @KoalaMattress
    Koala has cut ties with Alan Jones. We’re a significant buyer in the medium, and it’s something we should have done earlier. Climate change is real, violence against women starts with words and the bloke has had too many chances. @2GB873
    time to wake up.

    Oh well, Go woke, go broke.

  186. Some History

    Get your tickets.

    Peter FitzSimons to deliver 2019 Andrew Olle Media Lecture

    FitzSimons follows a long line of distinguished Andrew Olle Media Lecture speakers which includes his wife, Lisa Wilkinson, as well as Caroline Wilson, Joseph Kahn, Waleed Aly, Helen McCabe, Kate McClymont, Mark Colvin, Laurie Oakes, Ray Martin AM, John Hartigan, John Doyle AM, Lachlan Murdoch, Kerry Stokes AC and Jana Wendt.
    The lecture will be delivered at a black-tie dinner at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Friday 1 November. The evening will be hosted by ABC Radio Sydney Drive presenter Richard Glover.

    https://tvblackbox.com.au/page/2019/8/19/peter-fitzsimons-to-deliver-2019-andrew-olle-media-lecture

  187. stackja

    ‘How many more people does Michael have to sack before he realises he is the problem?’

    SACKING Alf Leonardi is the “best decision Michael Gunner has made since being Chief Minister”, his political enemy Ken Vowles has said
    HAYLEY SORENSEN, NT News
    Subscriber only

    11 minutes ago

    On Monday, he congratulated Mr Gunner for cutting ties with Mr Leonardi.

    “Now we might see what Michael is really made of without his puppeteer’s strings,” he said.

    “I hope for the Territory’s sake the desire for change runs deep and is genuine and not just for optics for next year’s election.

    “How many more people does Michael have to sack before he realises he is the problem?”

  188. Bruce of Newcastle

    time to wake up

    Climate expert mattress makers? Sounds like Koala Mattress people have woke up.
    Sorry furries, you’ve been had. The real world climate data shows CO2 isn’t harmful.
    Lefty propaganda though is very very harmful, as you are about to find out.
    #getwokegobroke

  189. Mother Lode

    Climate change is real, violence against women starts with words and the bloke has had too many chances.

    It must make them feel wonderful to know that I abandon my own benighted wits and appeal to the judgement of mattress manufacturers in matters completely unrelated to their products.

    Pity they are wrong about that too.

  190. JC

    Climate expert mattress makers? Sounds like Koala Mattress people have woke up.

    LOL, yea, they woke up.

  191. Mother Lode

    @2GB873
    time to wake up.

    I believe the term is ‘woke’.

    And it is a stage succeeded by one that rhymes with it.

  192. Anthony

    As George Pell’s moment of truth nears, I would have expected his persecutors to be laying into him. Instead, there is an eerie quiet.

  193. Mother Lode

    Peter FitzSimons to deliver 2019 Andrew Olle Media Lecture

    I have been wanting Fitzsimian to tell me which lotto numbers he is certain are not going to win.

  194. Instead, there is an eerie quiet.

    They are all outside searching for dry wood to pile on the pyre.

  195. Cassie of Sydney

    I have just posted this on The Australia….and they have accepted it…..

    I have never listened to Alan Jones or 2GB in my life. That is irrelevant. Jones’ words…whilst insensitive….do not warrant this kind of smear campaign. This is an attack on free speech. I will not stand idly by and watch companies/corporations cave to hard-left political campaigns run by radical hard-left activists.

    I have already written to one of those 2GB advertisers to advise them that if they submit to this activism by Sleeping Midgets and other hard-left groups…then I will no longer buy from them…..and over the years I have purchased a lot of items from this particular company. Sleeping Midgets is a pernicious far-left activist group that wishes to shut down centrist, conservative and right-wing commentary in this country. They have gone after Sky News..targeting Andrew Bolt and Paul Murray’s programmes and their clear intention is to marginalise and shut down conservative and right-wing opinion. They must be combated. If they are not…then what and who next? Soon they will be coming after companies who advertise here at The Australian……they don’t like News Limited either.

    I will be an activist too.

  196. feelthebern

    I wonder how Steve Smith feels about Koala mattresses pulling the pin on 2GB.
    He owns a piece of it.

  197. notafan

    Koala
    @KoalaMattress
    Koala has cut ties with Alan Jones. We’re a significant buyer in the medium, and it’s something we should have done earlier. Climate change is real, violence against women starts with words and the bloke has had too many chances. @2GB873
    time to wake up.

    However we will continue to use fossil fuels and mining products in our business because ‘profit’ “Free express delivery’

  198. feelthebern

    So you can get one of these Koala mattresses delivered.
    Use it for 120 days.
    Then if you don’t like it, they come a pick it up free of charge.

  199. feelthebern

    So you order a Koala mattress.
    Befoul it for 120 days with unclean women & then get them to picked it up, soiling & sordid, in 120 days.

  200. feelthebern

    Fuck off with your fake reports numbers.

  201. notafan

    Three in the last two years

    how long since you got posting rights back?

    I don’t believe it has been two years (though it seems like eternity)

  202. Cassie of Sydney

    I see the Jooo hater is fantasising again….it’s his only talent…and now he is accusing people of making death threats. He’s insane.

  203. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3135240, posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm
    Fuck off with your fake reports numbers.”

    Thanks Bern…he’s a real scumbag.

  204. Mater

    We’re a significant buyer in the medium, and it’s something we should have done earlier. Climate change is real, violence against women starts with words and the bloke has had too many chances.

    Another woke company whom I’m surprised were advertising with him to begin with.

    https://au.koala.com/our-mission

    Do they sign up to advertise on his show so that they can then leave, and be seen doing so?

  205. Cassie of Sydney

    “notafan
    #3135241, posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm
    Three in the last two years

    how long since you got posting rights back?

    I don’t believe it has been two years (though it seems like eternity)”

    Yep….as I have written…he is a really nasty piece of work.

  206. John of Mel

    Does that imply that you have to remove the outer crust? or something

    No, it’s more for the multicultural shopping experience. You need to buy it from a halal bakery. Don’t forget to mention to your friendly halal baker that you love to use this bread as a base for pizza with ham. And that it goes down quite nicely with some red wine.

  207. wivenhoe

    <emDo you support the phoned death threats (three so far in the last two years) made to me because I can be identified on this blog?

  208. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I guess the resident draft dodger should be congratulated.
    Just one comment and a reply within a minute.
    Followed by five more in the next seven minutes.
    Pavlov would be envious.

  209. stackja

    Evie Amati sentenced to 14 years in jail after Crown appeals leniency of nine-year sentence

    The woman who attacked three strangers in a 7-Eleven with an axe will spend an extra five years in jail after her sentence was successfully appealed.
    news.com.au August 19, 2019 11:45am

    Today, the Crown appealed the leniency of her sentence to the Court of Criminal Appeal.

    She will now spend 14 years in jail with a non-parole period of eight years.

    Amati, a transgender woman, pleaded not guilty on the grounds of mental illness and trauma from her gender reassignment operation but was found guilty by a jury’s unanimous verdict last August after a five-week trial.

  210. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The exam board OCR later disqualified Miss Ward from the exam, accusing her of making “obscene racial comments”.

    meat can be racist?? who knew!

  211. notafan

    I see the blog monitor is chastising again.

  212. wivenhoe

    Do you support the phoned death threats (three so far in the last two years) made to me because I can be identified on this blog?

    Good grief, M doomlord, Sir, How much longer do you intend to allow this clown to continually comment with proven b**lshit. Please give him a TIME OUT. And , no, I am not asking you to censor him, just give the rest of us a short break from the constant crap.

  213. Knuckle Dragger

    Death threats? That can’t be right.

    Old Yeller stared death in the face 50 years ago. And turned his back on it, laughing all the way to safety after letting his ‘mates’ deal with it.

    Since then he’s stared down unidentifiable AJs in cinemas, apartheid-loving Melbourne restaurant staff and somebody because of something in a car park, waiting for ‘er indoors to return to the MX5 with the shopping.

    And that’s not counting the multitude of sadly retarded kids he’s had to confront over the years, and tell them to use their words.

    Death threats? Liability Bob would laugh! LAUGH, I tell you!

  214. John Constantine

    Smithy has made better than ten mill out of his Koala mattress punt.

    Given that cashed up woke chicks can toss a perfectly good mattress out every time they change boyfriends over, it is a profit making demographic.

  215. feelthebern

    KD, if Koala deliver up your way, you should try out their returns policy.

  216. wivenhoe

    Death threats? Liability Bob would laugh! LAUGH, I tell you!

    Yeah, Yeah, KD, But the only thing that Numbers laughs at is the deaths of the non believers of his philophesy.

  217. notafan

    Koala spend biggly on Facebook advertising

    Constantly on my feed, though I am very quite there now mostly.

    Business model is delivery in under 4 hours so your out with the old in with the new makes sense John C

    Not cheap though.

  218. feelthebern

    Ring ring.
    KD: Hello sailor.
    Koala: We’re calling you about the mattress you returned.
    KD: Yessssssss.
    Koala: We’d like to know whether that’s a chocolate milk or faeces stain on the mattress.
    KD: ….
    Koala: Sir?
    KD: What kind of animal do you think I am? Of course it’s faeces. What kind of pig drinks chocolate milk in bed !!

  219. John Constantine

    AN “EXTREMELY” dry spring is on the way for Australia and its northern neighbours, according to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology’s SINTEX climate modelling.

    The latest SINTEX model run has bathed a region stretching from Indonesia to Tasmania in a sea of brown, indicating persistently low rainfall from September to November.

    The August 19 forecasts states: “We notice that Indonesia and Australia may experience extremely drier than normal condition, owing to the expected co-occurrence of a positive Indian Ocean Dipole and an El Nino Modoki-like state.

    “As predicted earlier, a positive Indian Ocean Dipole quickly emerged in May and now persists.”

    The Japanese team first predicted a positive IOD in February, with other global climate models falling into agreement over the past three months.

  220. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    The reduction in heart damage in the animal studies is remarkable. In the human studies they found a favourable effect on triglycerides, a proxy for cardiovascular health. What I don’t understand is why they define 10,000 lux as “intense light”. Sunlight can be as high as 100,000 lux. Perhaps it isn’t the lux but the frequency because the gene involved, Per2, is a circadian regulator and blue light is a potent signal for circadian rhythms.

    I noticed health and fitness benefits living near and going to the beach regularly, even without moderate or vigorous exercise. I think there is something to that research.

  221. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3135245, posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:52 pm
    “notafan
    #3135241, posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm
    Three in the last two years

    Standard Lefty behaviour – I am a victim!

  222. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    What a rough week. Might recharge and ripstart a couple of times on a few Koalas.

  223. Knuckle Dragger

    Bern,

    I will make enquiries. The pickup punters may have to redirect themselves from my nature strip to a little park about a decent three wood away though.

    There’s a cohort of brilliant people living there that have been pinching other people’s stuff for upwards of 12,000,000 years, and I’m told they need old mattresses in particular to perfect time travel.

  224. custard

    Do you support the phoned death threats (three so far in the last two years) made to me because I can be identified on this blog?

    Not at all. But I have identified myself on this blog and I have never received a death threat. On the contrary lotsa support and encouragement.

    From what I see with your posts on these pages numbers you are a narcissistic, mendacious piece of shit who would fit in better on Green-Left-Weekly or some such place.

    Give it a rest mate. Fuck off for a while or something.

  225. feelthebern

    Speaking of 12,000,000 years.
    Yesterday Latrell Mitchell commented that his people had been getting the rough end of the pineapple for 1000’s of years.
    Now I’m no big city lawyer, but I thought 1616 was the first accepted time Europeans got to Oz.

  226. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    China did everything first, from gunpowder, writing, alchemy and black oppression.

  227. Knuckle Dragger

    FTB, 4.17;

    My friends all laughed when I told them my phone was tapped.

    Something about cold dishes and the longest whatever.

    Clearly, I was right all along……

  228. Bruce of Newcastle

    The August 19 forecasts states: “We notice that Indonesia and Australia may experience extremely drier than normal condition, owing to the expected co-occurrence of a positive Indian Ocean Dipole and an El Nino Modoki-like state.

    That’s what it looks like from the BoM ENSO page.

    El Nino’s are a big emission of oceanic heat to space, and we’ve had three in a row counting this current semi-el Nino. That heat has to’ve come from somewhere, so it suggests when the next la Nina comes along it will be a biggie.

  229. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Is this a joke? (NSFW)

    Isaac Butterfield

    Australian Town Trying To BAN PORN (Toowoomba)

    *The once sleepy town tried to take a down a $200 bn global industry*

    Yeah, good luck with that, Mayor Antonio.

    It is another case of government overreach. Local govenrment? Fuck off! RATES, RUBISH AND ROADS!

    The Mayor said: It is like a form of heroin that can be delivered through the eyes…

    Phil Lynott will see you now.

  230. feelthebern

    current semi-el Nino

    Is that a euphemism ?

  231. Twostix

    We’re a significant buyer in the medium,

    There are a lot of small business people who become sucessful in their little side industry honestly have no idea of their size and place in the broader world of business. They also often suffer delusions of grandeur because of it.

    There are also a lot of small business people who will sell their own mother for publicity.

  232. PoliticoNT

    Stackja – interesting. Alf counts any mention in the media as a fail, so fail he has today. How Gunner will survive without him will be interesting to see.

    I’m CLP and recently wrote up a review on why the 2016 election was such a disaster. My version is somewhat at odds with the official report (the work of among other Loughnane and Stone). Or more to the point – brutal, frank and honest. Am currently working on the follow up, ‘how to sort shit out for the future’ guide. I’ve got a good mate who’s a long term associate of NT Labor, although at the professionally competent end. He’s read my report. Noted all you have to do is swap out ‘Labor’ for ‘CLP’ to get an accurate portrayal of his own party’s dysfunction.

    [Am happy to provide you with a copy if Sinc/Rafe will give you my email.]

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    From what I see with your posts on these pages numbers you are a narcissistic, mendacious piece of shit who would fit in better on Green-Left-Weekly or some such place.

    Don’t you hold back, now, custard. You let us know exactly what you think!

  234. feelthebern

    Toowoomba TSB.
    The place should be deemed unsafe.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p3j294sqM8

    “that’s like going out there with a loaded gun”

  235. MatrixTransform

    Koala has cut ties with Alan Jones.

    does this mean an end to the 3AW mattress advertising wars?

    Lemme try and work this out.
    Koala decided that it was worth spending money to get to their target audience
    So they drop $bucks everyday on talk back radio.

    But now that they’re woke (best sleep evah) … Koala have decided not to advertise to their customers anymore?

    Somebody must still be asleep … if they’re dreaming of selling more

    (Marketing for Numpties 101)

  236. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Twostix
    #3135277, posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    We’re a significant buyer in the medium,

    There are a lot of small business people who become sucessful in their little side industry honestly have no idea of their size and place in the broader world of business. They also often suffer delusions of grandeur because of it.

    There are also a lot of small business people who will sell their own mother for publicity.

    Most of this woke nonsense is a calculated gamble.

    It doesn’t impress your usual customers, often it backfires, but it can sometimes get new customers.

    Different medium and product; I think Captain Marvel was actually a PR stunt for Avengers Endgame.

  237. Frank Walker from National Tiles

    I thought this was crazy clickbait from this saucy minx.

    Actually, it might be a big deal:

    Trudeau was found “guilty” of an ethics committee of interfering with the justice system and the judiciary.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-votes-newsletter-week19-1.5251009

    Federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion released a report Wednesday about the SNC-Lavalin affair, finding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was guilty of violating the Conflict of Interest Act.

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