Tuesday Forum: August 20, 2019

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  1. lotocoti

    Let’s keep this to ourselves.

  2. stackja

    AJ still on air. Hadley just started. Off switch.

  3. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Morning, all.

  4. stackja

    otocoti
    #3135830, posted on August 20, 2019 at 9:04 am
    Let’s keep this to ourselves.

    Our eyes only!

  5. Roger

    Government opting for the minimalist approach to religious freedom laws, it seems, ensuring the issue will need to be revisited.

  6. Dr Fred Lenin

    Its like the January sales ,Mum ised to say “get in early ,you get the best”.
    Spent a sleepless night worrying about Greta the retarded kid ,all climateers are retarded ,she will fit in well . Its a worry innit?

  7. rickw

    Government opting for the minimalist approach to religious freedom laws, it seems, ensuring the issue will need to be revisited.

    Revisited: More people put through a legal meat grinder.

  8. stackja

    Roger
    #3135841, posted on August 20, 2019 at 9:09 am
    Government opting for the minimalist approach to religious freedom laws, it seems, ensuring the issue will need to be revisited.

    Leftists must be ‘consulted’!

  9. Tom

    Not even top 10. Pathetic.

    Podiums are a distant pipedream nowadays. I used to be able to do it when I was a contender.
    .

  10. Roger

    More people put through a legal meat grinder.

    Or harassed into silence, which is the penultimate goal – banishing Christian discourse from the public square (the ultimate goal being to attack and banish Christians themselves).

    I note Archbishop Comensoli in Melbourne has mentioned our international treaty obligations which go back many decades. He’s one of the few higher clergy from any denomination who is on the ball.

  11. stackja

    Roger
    #3135855, posted on August 20, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I believe the appeal tomorrow is about attempts at ‘banishing Christian discourse from the public square (the ultimate goal being to attack and banish Christians themselves).

  12. Roger

    stackja
    #3135858, posted on August 20, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Indeed.

  13. stackja

    How four beers in Alice Springs ended up costing $4500

    THE licensee of an Alice Springs pub has been hit with another fine after bar staff served beer to a drunk woman after she stumbled drunkenly on the street and was nearly hit by a car.
    JAMAL BEN HADDOU, Centralian Advocate
    Subscriber only

    August 19, 2019 4:06pm

    THE licensee of Alice Springs pub Bojangles has been hit with another fine after his bar staff served beer to a drunk woman after she stumbled drunkenly on the street and was nearly hit by a car.

    Anthony Zaki Habib pleaded guilty to the actions of his employee and failing to exclude a drunk person.

    In November last year, police saw a group of people outside the bar who looked drunk and smelt of grog.

    After almost being hit by a car, the group were allowed inside the bar where the woman was served four beers by a bartender.

    Police determined the woman had no medical conditions and took her into protective custody after she said she had nowhere to stay in Alice Springs.

    Prosecutor Bethany Nolan said Habib was previously fined by the Liquor Commission for similar offending.

    “It’s the responsibility of the licensee to be vigilant.”

    Defence lawyer John McBride said staff could have been distracted and that it was an “obviously” profitable business for Habib.

    Mr McBride also said Habib didn’t remember the incident and he questioned how he could know if people were drunk without a breathalyser.

  14. stackja

    Well-known NT engineer suspended by Building Practitioners Board

    THE NT’s Building Practitioners Board has suspended the registration for a Darwin structural engineer accused of designing non-compliant buildings
    NT NEWS, NT News
    Subscriber only

    an hour ago

    THE NT’s Building Practitioners Board has suspended the registration for a Darwin structural engineer accused of designing non-compliant buildings, shows new reports.

    According to ABC Darwin, John Scott of JWS Consultants has been registered as a structural engineer in the Territory for 13 years.

    His registration has now been suspected by the board.

    The board told ABC Darwin Mr Scott’s professional indemnity insurance had not been renewed.

    He’s accused of designing nine Darwin building that did not meet the national construction code.

  15. John Constantine

    TGR tassal raise a hundy mill to get into prawn raising in australia.

    Farmed prawns under australian standards should be attractive compared to cheaper options.

    Frankenprawns made from medicated soy sludge not yet doing a fake meat thing.

    Farmed salmon in danger of losing its social licence.

  16. stackja

    Man overstays visa for six years, caught at boat ramp

    A MAN who overstayed his Australian visa for six years has been caught by NT Police conducting patrols at the Elizabeth River Boat ramp
    LAUREN ROBERTS, NT News
    Subscriber only

    August 20, 2019 7:26am

    A MAN who overstayed his Australian visa for six years has been caught by NT Police conducting patrols at the Elizabeth River Boat ramp this morning.

    NT Police Northern Watch Commander Acting Senior Sergeant Justene Dwyer said this 3.51am, members were conducting patrols at the Elizabeth River Boat ramp and came across a QLD registered vehicle containing four Indonesian men.

    “Police became suspicious of them and immigration was contacted,” she said.

    “One of the men was found to have overstayed his visa in Australia by six years.

    “He was detained and conveyed to the Watch House, where Boarder Force will likely take custody of him in the morning.”

  17. Pete of Perth

    No croc stories stackja? Must be da Climate Disruption.. The boffins at CSIRO needs to get out the graph paper & pencils & get to the bottom of this.

  18. Tom

    Tucker Carlson didn’t take his son fishing in America last week. They went to Labrador, Newfoundland, in Canada where there are no trolls and I’ll guess very Canadians who’ve even heard of him. Very smart — especially after having Antifa scum with bullhorns trying to break into his home in Washiungton, DC, and scaring the wits out of his missus.

    Anyway, Tucker’s back at work today (from 10am AEST on Foxtel channel 606), all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Mark Steyn was a great stand-in, but he’s not the real thing.

  19. JC

    Hey stack

    99% of your stories are boring drivel of zero interest. When you read the story there’s no there there, as in okay, there must be something more interesting, next. But that’s it. Why do you think a visa overstay is interesting here?

    Serious , explain it.

  20. JC

    Hey stack

    99% of your stories are boring drivel of zero interest. When you read the story, there’s no there there, as in okay, there must be something more interesting, next. But that’s it. Why do you think a visa overstay is interesting here?

    Serious , explain it.

  21. Old School Conservative

    Mark Steyn was a great stand-in, but he’s not the real thing.

    Steyn says that too.

  22. Cassie of Sydney

    “He’s one of the few higher clergy from any denomination who is on the ball.”

    Roger…may I rephrase that please…. “He’s one of the few higher clergy from any denomination with any balls“.

  23. Speedbox

    Yoo hoo. Near the top (ish).

  24. Cassie of Sydney

    “He’s one of the few higher clergy from any denomination who is on the ball.”

    Roger…may I rephrase that please…. “He’s one of the few higher clergy from any denomination with any b*lls“.

  25. John Constantine

    Casinos and OBOR.

    We see, but never discuss what is being laid out in Cambodia as the outcome of one belt one road one casino rort.

    Their andrews satrapy is convinced that they are the smartest men in the room and can avoid this. [ or can postpone it until they can flee the country.]

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/china-s-takeover-of-sihanoukville-is-almost-complete-despite-base-row-20190805-p52e44.html

    In the intervening year, China’s grip on Sihanoukville has only deepened.

    Recently Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said his country was willing to deepen military exchanges and cooperation with participants in the Belt and Road Initiative – a comment that belled the cat for critics.

    That’s where Cambodia’s Ream naval base comes in.

    A recent Wall Street Journal report, citing a leaked copy of a draft agreement between Cambodia and China, said the two nations had signed a deal to give China access to the base, which lies about 25 kilometres from Sihanoukville and was built by the United States a quarter of a century ago.

    The access, according to the report, would last for 30 years and allow China to station personnel, store weapons and park warships. China would build two new piers for the two navies to use, and dredging would occur so that larger Chinese warships could be accommodated.

    US officials have also been lobbying for Cambodia not to allow China use of a huge new airport being constructed by a private Chinese company at Dara Sakor (about 65 kilometres west of Ream, in Koh Kong province).

    Even though it’s in a sparsely populated area, this would be the country’s largest airport and could handle huge passenger jets and potentially long-range bombers.

    Will melbourne be renamed ‘andrewsville’ by our new overlords?.

    Comrade Maaaaaates.

  26. Des Deskperson

    Here’s the PM’s speech on the APS:

    https://www.pm.gov.au/media/speech-institute-public-administration

    which is a weird sort of sporting coach style pep talk – sprinkled with bits of boilerplate manageobabble – with pats on the back here and there, rather than any sort of detailed plan for reform. it involves six ‘guideposts’

    1 ‘We have to get our relationship right between Ministers and the public service.’

    2 ‘We need a step-change on service delivery.’

    3 “look at the scoreboard”. (I think this means ‘be results-oriented’)’

    4 “look beyond the bubble” (Focus on ordinary ‘Aussies’).

    5 ‘The Ray Price principle’. Thus bit needs to be quoted in detail:

    “those of you who know of the Rugby League legend from Parramatta…
    Ray was everywhere. His work rate was unmatched. The conditions, his opponents, never fazed him. He could read the play and always stay ahead of the game. The APS needs to be the same. It needs to evolve and adapt amidst constant change. Old ways of doing things need to be challenged and, if necessary, disrupted.”

    6 ‘Honour the code’ It’s about governance and integrity across the service.

    Cats can read the whole thing at their leisure. The guideposts and their explanatory padding are, of course, platitudes, neither original nor particularly helpful except in the broadest sense . The real interest for me in the speech is the extraordinary, self-conscious and frankly condescending and embarrassing faux-ordinary sporty Aussie bloke language. It’s Fitzgibbon on a bad day. The Ray Price bit above is one example.Here’s another

    ‘When I played Rugby, my coach used to describe this difference as the bacon and eggs principle, the chicken is involved, but the pig is absolutely committed to the task. It’ll catch on.’

    FMD

  27. stackja

    JC posted about itself ‘I’m boring and not very nice. Just forget about me.’

  28. John Constantine

    Their andrews regime grip on power in victoria is totally based on having the Tyrant of the chicoms as a patron.

    Andrewsville is one puff of Tyrants breath away from the typhoon of economic devastation.

    In Sihanoukville, according to Preah Sihanouk provincial police commissioner Chuon Narin, there are 156 hotels and guesthouses, 150 of which are owned by Chinese investors. The local police said there were 62 legal casinos (up from 45 in November 2018). But even government agencies cannot get the numbers clear: the Finance Ministry said 88 casinos were operating in Sihanoukville alone, with more under construction.

    Dozens of entertainment clubs, karaoke bars and massage parlours are owned by Chinese investors, who also own 95 per cent of the city’s restaurants.

    In addition, a 2019 report by the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime estimated Cambodia was home to 150 of the 230 licensed casinos operating in South-east Asia.

    That report noted that many had emerged after a crackdown on money laundering activities in Macau, China, in 2014. This raises concerns that the criminal activities associated with casinos had been displaced to other parts of South-east Asia.

    Norinda Khek, the communications director for the Cambodia Airports group, said 92 per cent of tourists to Sihanoukville now come from mainland China, with 2 per cent from Malaysia, 1 per cent from Indonesia and the remaining 5 per cent from other countries.

    An average of 64 flights per day arrive or leave Sihanoukville’s airport, servicing 35 destinations in China and only two in Thailand, one in Malaysia and one in Vietnam. Visitor numbers have tripled to almost 250,000 in the first few months of the year. Sihanoukville’s permanent population is just 300,000.

    While the mooted military base has caught international attention, it’s the casinos and the towering resorts – current and planned – that most prominently embody China’s play in Sihanoukville.

    On 23 Tola Street, one of the main casino thoroughfares, cement trucks and heavy construction vehicles – most bearing Phnom Penh number plates – drive back and forth 24 hours a day. Interspersed among them are Porsches, Bentleys, Mercedes and hulking, shiny new Japanese utes, which nudge the tuk-tuks and ageing Camrys most locals drive.

    The street’s name, translated, means 23 October and is a reference to a more optimistic time in Cambodia’s recent past – the signing date of the Paris Peace Agreement that ended the bloody Cambodia-Vietnam war.

    So damaged is the road from the heavy vehicle traffic that metre-wide potholes appear every few metres, and the mud has washed away much of the bitumen.

    Busloads of Cambodian casino workers – who earn between US$300 and $US400 per month, more than the $US182 per month minimum wage – inch up and down the street, taking the workers to shifts that run around the clock.

    Inside the casinos, hundreds of Chinese tourists hunch over the tables, quietly sipping soft drinks and smoking, watching closely the stacks of US dollars and Chinese yuan piled on the poker, baccarat and roulette tables.

    The street, and the surrounding area, is replete with signs advertising the availability of Chinese karaoke, Chinese payment service WeChat and restaurants selling Chinese meals.

  29. JC

    Stack

    Don’t avoid the question. Why don think a visa overstay is interesting news to the rest of us?

  30. Infidel Tiger

    Ryan Fournier
    @RyanAFournier
    ·
    4h
    BREAKING: President Trump has defunded Planned Parenthood.

    Promises made. Promises kept.

    Finally.

  31. C.L.

    The Grattan Insitute is angry that people inherit their parents’ estates …
    Its spokesmen have run to the ABC …

    The main beneficiaries of “final” estates (estates without a surviving spouse) are children, who receive about three-quarters of all inheritance money.

    Other family members, such as nieces, nephews and grandchildren, receive about 20 per cent. Friends get about 4 per cent, and charities 2 per cent.

    Average inheritances are growing by about 2 percentage points above inflation each year, which is a good deal faster than wages or gross domestic product.

    There are good reasons to believe they will soon grow even faster …

    Inheritances are going to the already old …

    These days, inheritances generally don’t arrive when people are saving for a house or trying to raise a young family.

    More than 80 per cent of money passed down from parents goes to people aged 50 and over.

    The most common age bracket in which people to receive an inheritance from parents is 55-59.

    It’s the result of good news — parents are living longer.

    But as life expectancy grows still further, it will mean inheritances increasingly supplement retirement savings rather than help young people get into housing.

    …and the already wealthy

    The wealthiest 20 per cent of Australians get 38 per cent of inheritance money; the poorest 20 per cent get only 8 per cent.

    [Yes, Grattan Institute ‘research’ shows that poor people don’t leave much to their children – CL].

    It means the growing wealth of Baby Boomers is likely to end up concentrated in the hands of a select group relatively well-off Generation Xers and Millennials rather than being widely spread.

    And the solution to this ‘problem’? Seriously, do you have to ask?

    It’s time to claw some of them back

    There is little justification for taxpayers subsidising inheritances. Policy changes could help.

    We recommend a higher tax on super bequests paid to non-dependents to better capture the value of the super tax breaks that are passed on rather than used for retirement. The cap on post-tax super contributions should also be lowered, to limit the re-contribution strategies.

    The age pension assets test should include part of the value of the family home, perhaps the part above $500,000. Seniors with higher value properties should be allowed to borrow against their home using the Pension Loans Scheme.

    Inheritances as we know them are broken. This is how we fix them.

  32. Leigh Lowe

    Spud has been most vocal about Trump winning the Presidency with (cough) 91.3% of the voters against him.
    He surely must be outraged, then, about St Jacinda ruling New Zulland having pulled 36.9% of the vote, as against the Nationals with 44.4% of the vote.

  33. stackja

    Report: Jeffrey Epstein leaves a will – CNN – CNN.com
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/19/us/jeffrey-epstein-will/index.html
    1 hour ago – Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document.

  34. Roger

    Roger…may I rephrase that please…

    Of course you may, Cassie!

  35. Leigh Lowe

    Report: Jeffrey Epstein leaves a will – CNN – CNN.com
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/19/us/jeffrey-epstein-will/index.html
    1 hour ago – Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document.

    Para 23.1 : I leave my collection of photographs (including negatives) to my good buddy, William Jefferson Clinton, to do with as he pleases.

  36. zyconoclast

    Counter-terror chief says policing alone cannot beat extremism

    In his first major interview since taking up his post last year, the Metropolitan police assistant commissioner Neil Basu told the Guardian that up to 80% of those who wanted to attack the UK were British-born or raised, which strongly indicated domestic social issues were among the root causes.

    Grievances held by people who were “malleable” to terrorist recruitment were highly dangerous, he said, calling for sociologists and criminologists to take a leading role in helping police tackle the problem.

    Basu rejected notions that British Muslims should “assimilate” and defended the rights of religious conservatives of all faiths, saying: “Assimilation implies that I have to hide myself in order to get on. We should not be a society that accepts that.

  37. JC

    Scott, have you really thought about this, you doofus?

    Prime Minister, 2GB Radio, April 5:

    I know it takes more than six to eight minutes to charge, I mean crikey.

    Energy Minister Angus Taylor details $6 million in spend­ing to create 21 fast-charging stations powered by renewable energy. Media release, October 22 last year:

    The ultra-rapid charge will provide a range of up to 400km in just 15 minutes, compared to a current charging time of several hours.

    That assumes a lot, Scott. It assumes the charging station is freely available and you can meander in. But imagine the real world where because of wait times there are 3 evs ahead of you. What happens then. Lets take a look.

    Car 1. takes 18 minutes by the time all is said and done.

    Car 2. 16 minutes because the dude knows what he’s doing and moves fast.

    Car 3 30 minutes. The woman doesn’t know what the fuck she’s doing and wastes 15 minutes trying to figure it out and only does so when a dude on another line helps her out.

    Lets add it up

    18 plus 16 plus 30 = 64.

    It’s over an hour wait time to “refuel”. Do you have a spare hour, you bunghead? Didn’t shorten’s bullshit teach you anything? /

  38. Rafe Champion

    Nice work CL, you should be a subbie on a major metrop daily or The Aust.

  39. Top Ender

    Keeping it going…

    Yeah Bespoke, there’s some nutters out there.

    We did so well in WWII in Oz’s defence we:

    – got a cruiser sunk by a surface raider which was vastly outclassed by our ship: Sydney versus the Kormoran

    – had our biggest city’s harbour penetrated by three midget submarines, which went around the end of the boom net supposed to protect the city which had no blackout in mid-1942

    – had submarines ranging up and down our eastern coast sinking vessels almost with impunity

    – had 208 enemy air missions over northern Australia which lasted up until July 1944.

    I could go on but you get the picture.

    Zulu – yes saw the HMAS Sydney crewman news – I’ll be interested to see it when it’s finalised.

  40. Black Ball

    Knuckle Dragger you would be well pleased on Joe Barton’s assessment of Davide Warner in today’s Hun. Follows thusly:
    ‘Another horror outing from Warner. He played with more intent but had two single figure scores, making it four in 2 Tests.’

    One thing however, how do you ‘show intent’ with scores of 3 and 5? This obsession with intent in cricket is bemusing. How about just batting to the conditions and the delivery itself? More likely to stay in.

  41. Herodotus

    “More than 80 per cent of money passed down from parents goes to people aged 50 and over.”
    – Who are then in a better position to help their children, who are probably in the age group 25-40 and usually have mortgages and young children to support!
    “ …. to better capture the value of the super tax breaks that are passed on rather than used for retirement.”
    – Can’t have people continuing to manage their money carefully rather than blowing the lot and going on the pension can we? Oh wait, if they do the latter these same people whinge about it.

  42. notafan

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3135812, posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:42 am

    How green is Greta Thunberg’s transatlantic trip?

    Is the trip 100% zero-carbon on a carbon fibre racing yacht?
    That’s what many sailing experts are wondering.

    Malizia say that building this type of racing boat needs three tonnes of carbon fibre, moulds for hull and deck, a number of construction materials and various resins.

    It says the boatyards that construct the yachts are aware of the resulting and indisputable environmental impact during boat constr

    The bottom line is that yacht is the extravagant, conspicuous consumption of the super rich, the use of which, under any circumstances is completely out of alignment by those claiming concerns about a climate catastrophe.

    If she was far dinkum she would have stayed at home and skyped in but no, only ‘little people’ should be denied international travel

    just like Julian Burnside and his stuffed to the gills Hawthorn mansion, his cliff top holiday house, his fancy wine etc.

    and Harry and Meghan, who will spend the rest of their hyperconsuming lives being mocked by the British press, and rightly so.

    bare foot lecturers!

    and people with mutliple mx5s in the garage

  43. JC

    Rafe Champion
    #3135916, posted on August 20, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Nice work CL, you should be a subbie on a major metrop daily or The Aust.

    Yea, but the editor would knock out “cuckold” and ruin the header.

  44. notafan

    Confused cuckold’s conniptions as gook gaffe grates:

    It is his wife’s biological child but he wanted to leave it with the surrogate, who I assume isn’t Asian either.

    Pity he didn’t demand a free return contract with purchase,

    perhaps he should try it for 120 days and see if it suits

  45. Black Ball

    Also in the Hun, I see Mert Ney is ‘struggling’ in prison on just Panadol. According to lawyer, “he has asked many times to see justice and health officers for his mental health issues, it has not happened.
    “The most he’s got so far is Panadol, and nothing else. He’s suffering.”

    Victim unavailable for comment

  46. Top Ender

    Go woke, go mad!

    Sir Elton John said yesterday that he had paid for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to take a private jet to his holiday home on the French Riviera to ensure a “high level of much-needed protection”.

    The royal couple faced criticism for hypocrisy after taking four flights on private jets for personal trips within a fortnight despite campaigning about the dangers of climate change.

  47. notafan

    Report: Jeffrey Epstein leaves a will – CNN – CNN.com
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/19/us/jeffrey-epstein-will/index.html
    1 hour ago – Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document.

    More evidence that he committed suicide

  48. notafan

    British Secret Service not good enough, Elton John must step in.

    But only when it suits.

  49. notafan

    People always run their travel plans past Elton, right?

  50. dover_beach

    There is little justification for taxpayers subsidising inheritances.

    The lie hides in plain sight.

  51. Dr Faustus

    Morrison gets on with the business of ushering in more Big State:

    Australians could face two-year jail sentences and fines of up to $25,200 under proposed laws that limit the use of cash to $10,000 — a move some groups argue would create an Orwellian state by giving authorities greater control over people’s finances.

    But some groups think that $10,000 in readies is too much for us to be trusted with.
    Way too much:

    Big four accounting firm KPMG said it supported the proposed laws, but the ban should be set at a lower limit between $2,000 and $5,000.

    I, for one, welcome our new Big Four overlords…

  52. Tom

    The lie hides in plain sight.

    In the leftard hive mind, anything less than 100% taxation is a “sudsidy”.

  53. Mater

    More evidence that he committed suicide

    More evidence that someone let him do it.
    Could he have telegraphed his intentions any more clearly to the authorities?
    Perhaps if he had personally offered to leave his stash of cigarettes to the warden, they might have taken notice and acted accordingly.

  54. notafan

    No-one ‘lets’ anyone commit suicide, unless that person had such an intention.

    I am all for saying the prison service may have been negligent but a conspiracy of a number of prison officials and staff

    yeah nah

  55. Dr Faustus

    US Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren apologised again for her claims in the 1980’s that she is Native American, speaking to a crowd of tribal leaders in Iowa.

    “Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together,” Warren said.

    GoogleTranslate: “Look, I misspoke many, many years ago when I was young and naive – we can all move on now…

  56. stackja

    C.L.
    #3135891, posted on August 20, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Stephen Duckett
    Grattan Institute
    Health Program Director
    [email protected]

    Dr Stephen Duckett has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.

    Medicare?

  57. calli

    Confused cuckold’s conniptions as gook gaffe grates:

    The Tele has Blair.

    We have The Lad.

  58. mh

    Elizabeth Warren is now the Democrat front runner, amazingly enough.

  59. Gab

    We got the better deal, Calli.

  60. Some History

    Man Who Died of OD Was Allegedly “Kicked Out of Treatment for Smoking”

    Paul said it was because he smoked a cigarette on the unit. His mother, Jessie Dunleavy, told Filter that her son called her and said, “I’m coming home. I got kicked out of the program for smoking.” Hospital documents obtained by Filter confirm that he was discharged on March 14, 2017, but don’t state why.
    Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside Adventist or on its grounds—the campus is totally “smoke-free.” Vaping is included in this ban, and “leaving the nursing units to use tobacco/smoking products is prohibited.” I received a copy of the smoking policy confirming this from Tina Bergeron Sheesley, Adventist’s director of public relations and marketing.

    RTWT

    https://filtermag.org/overdose-treatment-smoking-ban/

  61. feelthebern

    Last time I checked (a long time ago) lefty blog talking points was that Australia could have fended of the Japanese all by itself. I bet numberwang isn’t tolling those blogs to defend the truth. Or has been banned for his tedious repetition.

    Australian author Paul Ham wrote about this in one of his books.
    Amongst his writings he said there was no proof that Japan was ever going to invade Australia & that even if they wanted to they lacked the amphibious landing infrastructure to do so.
    In one of his interviews on the ABC promoting his book, he said that any talk at the time regarding a Japanese invasion was government propaganda to inflame the population.

    Please note, I do not agree with these views.

  62. notafan

    Didn’t know that

    Always assumed he was sweet with his old firm

    have no idea why KPMG would even have a view about cash

    Very big brotherish

    Forced out of KPMG, Chris Jordan gives big four a bruising

  63. Black Ball

    Elizabeth Warren is now the Democrat front runner, amazingly enough.

    Head over to Ace Of Spades for this Elizabeth Warren non apology.
    He likens it to Hillary Clinton with her answers regarding the BlackBerry device and whatever. Give the proles the non apology then when questioned answer by saying ‘I have answered those questions, move along, nothing to see.’ Except that this bullshit won’t fly if she gets the nomination. Trump will slay her, metaphorically speaking.

  64. Mother Lode

    We recommend a higher tax on super bequests paid to non-dependents to better capture the value of the super tax breaks that are passed on rather than used for retirement. The cap on post-tax super contributions should also be lowered, to limit the re-contribution strategies.

    I will assume the ‘subsidies’ are not subsidies at all.

    We already have rapacious enough taxation, and they are panicked because Da Rich have not been quite bled white yet.

    The Grattan Institute is the nasty little runt of a kid trying to get the school bully (the government) to beat up the kids he is jealous of.

  65. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3135947, posted on August 20, 2019 at 11:27 am

    I have read Jap navy thought they could invade Australia, Tojo, of all people, said it was not possible to invade Australia, only maybe conduct coastal raids.

  66. Tom

    Unofficial breaking news: Fremantle Football Club has sacked coach Ross Lyon.

  67. notafan

    Generally I ignore her, but it occurred to me that anyone with that degree of bile in their system is capable of anything.

    Same nonsense spouted by the male violence lot about men in general, by someone who also claims anyone can be do great evil (except apparently he himself)

    Because we all quake in terror that women of a certain age who call us names but never make any threats might out of the blue DO SOMETHING REALLY BAD

    also pot kettle

  68. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Australian author Paul Ham wrote about this in one of his books.
    Amongst his writings he said there was no proof that Japan was ever going to invade Australia & that even if they wanted to they lacked the amphibious landing infrastructure to do so.
    In one of his interviews on the ABC promoting his book, he said that any talk at the time regarding a Japanese invasion was government propaganda to inflame the population.

    The best view of the whole matter is contained in H.P. Willmott’s books on Pacific strategy during the Second World War “Empires in the Balance” and “The Barrier and the Javelin.”

    Basically, Japan went to war in 1941 to secure the oil reserves of the Netherlands East Indies – what is now Indonesia – and, as a secondary objective, Malayan rubber and tin. They invaded the Philippines to neutralize any American threat to their flank, and crippled the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor to prevent any reinforcement of the Philippines.

    After the fall of Singapore, the Japanese Navy presented two plans for the invasion and occupation of Australia, to prevent the use of the country as a base for an American counter offensive to recapture the Philippines. The Japanese Army vetoed both plans – they calculated they would need between nine and twelve divisions to occupy the country, which they did not want to re – deploy from the war in China, or from Siberia. They calculated they would need up to half a million tone of shipping to transport and supply those divisions, which they didn’t have. Allied intelligence decided by mid 1942, that the threat of invasion had passed, but, yes, the Curtin Government kept the invasion threat alive to prevent the work force “slacking off”, and maintain war material production.

  69. Dr Faustus

    It is obviously patronising, paternalistic and deeply, deeply racist to suggest that the Pacific Island leaders are not really equipped to play in the big league. Or even the quite small league.

    However you would expect someone to have suggested that it might not be entirely realistic to expect the Australian PM to sit down for a few hours in a longhouse over a steaming mug of cava and give a commitment to shut down the Australian coal industry and coal fired electricity. You know, without consultation back home, just a few months after booting Miserable Ghost on NEG and winning an election on Labor’s disarray over Adani.

    But no:

    Australia the ‘worst of two evils’ over China, former Kiribati president warns

    Easy peasy Bigfella. Snuggle bunny with Emperor Xi’s eunuchs, get funding for a splendid military grade airport and a football stadium – and then when you can’t pay the interest, sign over the fishing rights in Kiribati waters to the Golden Wealth Industrial Fish Mining corporation.

    [Meanwhile the leprous Alternative Government continues to speak out of both sides of its mouth:

    Labor frontbencher Penny Wong said at the weekend her party, like the coalition, wouldn’t have supported a ban on new coal mines as some small nations had wanted.

    But she accused the coalition of failing on other scores, including not having realistic policies for reducing emissions.

    Political vermin.]

  70. notafan

    Freedom from taxation is not a subsidy

    unless you want it to be

  71. notafan

    Maybe the teeny tiny Kiribati PM should do a teeny tiny bit of homework

    China is the world’s biggest source of greenhouse gases, and has pledged to bring emissions to a peak by “around 2030” as part of its commitments to the 2015 Paris accord.

    Despite continuous capacity reduction, Chinese mills churned out 928 million tonnes of crude steel in 2018 and are expected to produce 900 million-930 million tonnes in 2019 and 2020, which will stoke coal consumption to about 4.49 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent, according to the study

  72. Dr Fred Lenin

    Epstein left a will suppose he left all his money to hilarity for her next run for pres ,and paedo island to bill bcause bill loved the island life so much .

  73. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Podiums are a distant pipedream nowadays. I used to be able to do it when I was a contender.

    Tom, hang in there.

    You will always be a contender as far as I am concerned.
    Sinc, please reserve top podium for Tom. ‘Cos he’s worth it.
    Toons regular as clockwork, every day. Can’t beat that for performance.

  74. notafan

    Australia’s Coal Consumption was reported at 44.276 TOE mn in Dec 2018. This records a decrease from the previous number of 45.067 TOE mn for Dec 2017. Australia’s Coal Consumption data is updated yearly, averaging 39.090 TOE mn from Dec 1965 to Dec 2018, with 54 observations. The data reached an all-time high of 58.238 TOE mn in 2008 and a record low of 17.371 TOE mn in 196

    hat was Australia’s Coal Consumption in 2018?

  75. Some History

    Man Who Died of OD Was Allegedly “Kicked Out of Treatment for Smoking”

    Years ago most facilities had at least a “smoking room”. But with antismoking fanatics dictating proceedings, smoking rooms were closed down because their presence would be viewed as “condoning smoking”. If people wanted to smoke, they had to go outside in whatever weather. Some facilities provided a smoking shelter outdoors. Over the last decade, even the outdoor shelters have been removed and smoking banned outdoors (property-wide), too, for no good reason. It’s just sheer bullying.

    It’s been pointed out to “medical authorities” time and time again that these sorts of smoking bans are draconian and counter-productive. There is evidence, particularly in mental health, that smokers will delay voluntary admission because of draconian smoking bans. Their condition then deteriorates to the point where they are involuntarily admitted and forced to quit smoking on the spot. It’s just added trauma to people already in a highly distressed mental state. Why would anyone want to do this to people?

    With antismokers (nut cases) dictating proceedings, smoking can now get you fired from a job. It can bar you from a job. It can get you tossed from medical treatment. It can get you evicted from housing. It’s been pointed out many times on this blog that antismoking is not normal. It’s one manifestation of a nasty streak that runs through the human psyche.

    On one blog, tabs are kept on smoker deaths attributable to antismoking that commenters happen to pick up in the news (if they make it into the news). These are just the tip of the iceberg.

    https://thesmokersgraveyard.wordpress.com

    One of the last pathetic laws passed by the outgoing Obama administration was to ban smoking in government-subsidized housing. Who knows what’s going on with this situation. The Trump administration has left things as they were.

  76. Top Ender

    I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together,” Warren said.

    Here you go:

    I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful that I scraped out from under the enormous amount of ridicule that came my way. I am stupid enough to believe I have a chance in public office now,” Warren said.

    Fixed.

  77. notafan

    Point out too that 59% is coal, gas (also a fossil fuel), nuclear power and renewable energy combined accounted for 22.1%, and presumably the rest is solid fuel.

  78. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am warming my feet on the heater. It is cold in Sydney today
    Nothing much else happening round here.

    NBN are busy digging up our garden. Watch my Gardenias, I caution.

  79. feelthebern

    Wow Zulu.
    You’ve educated me.
    I always thought that Japan called us the Southern Resource Area for a reason.

  80. Ubique

    He was detained and conveyed to the Watch House, where Boarder Force will likely take custody of him in the morning

    Why do we need a force to deal with boarders? Is this part of the continuing assault on private schools?

  81. feelthebern

    Re Coal.
    UBS posted a report that in the period April-May-June, Queensland had it’s record quarter of coal exports.
    Every time I read these QLD coal stats, I wonder how Ms Trad sleeps at night.
    Answer: On a big pile of money.

    h/t Rainier Wolfcastle

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Wow Zulu.
    You’ve educated me.
    I always thought that Japan called us the Southern Resource Area for a reason.

    The strategy decided on was to isolate Australia by invading Fiji and New Caledonia, cutting the sea-lanes from the United States, and hoping that Australia would be forced to sue for a separate peace.

  83. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Banning prisoners from smoking anywhere at any time, and making it impossible to buy cigarettes, has caused endless problems, shaking up the whole prisoner economy based on ciggies. Fights and one death, according to the man I used to visit in Long Bay. Doubtless there are more that are unrecorded as such.

  84. feelthebern

    Question Zulu.
    Considering your post, would be be fair to say that Curtin knew this?
    That the threat of invasion was not great?

  85. Dr Faustus

    I wonder how Ms Trad sleeps at night.

    Mz Trad is a creature of the night.
    During daylight she sleeps hanging upside down.

  86. feelthebern

    Regarding the Sydney Stabber.
    For the safety of staff & other prisoners, he should be on whatever medication doctors say he should be on.
    Preferably sedated for the week it takes for his meds to kick in.

  87. feelthebern

    Considering the royalty stream from coal, it must make it hard for a Green voter to live in Queensland.

  88. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together,” Warren said.

    Employed by Pensylvania and Harvard universities as a ‘minority hire’.
    How is she going to give that one back?
    And what is she doing to ensure others aren’t still doing that??

  89. feelthebern

    I love the joke that Elizabeth Warren is the only person to fail her DNA test.

  90. Leigh Lowe

    Some History

    #3135968, posted on August 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Man Who Died of OD Was Allegedly “Kicked Out of Treatment for Smoking”

    Sorry.
    Not buying the implication that the smoking ban killed him.
    Nobody else’s fault but his own.
    137.4%.

  91. mh

    Big four accounting firm KPMG said it supported the proposed laws, but the ban should be set at a lower limit between $2,000 and $5,000.

    One of the partners of KPMG stabbed a Tony Abbott supporter with a corkscrew on election eve.

  92. Infidel Tiger

    Dockers will probably be retarded enough to appoint Brad Scott.

    If they were smart Peter Sumich is their man. Speaks like a ‘tard but very astute footy brain.

  93. Top Ender

    The prospect of Australia being invaded, after the US had been forced to fight from its West coast, was real enough.

    If you are controlling PNG, and the dastardly Yanks cannot reach you, then Oz is too resource-rich not to invade.

    Given we could not build anything bigger than a destroyer, and had very limited aircraft and tank production, we wouldn’t have lasted long against the Japanese Army and Navy.

    Somewhere in my files I have an assessment the Japanese did, where they thought we would fight pretty well as guerillas.

  94. feelthebern

    Too good to leave on the other thread.

    I find it a useful source in terms of the material it provides for my research.

    Numbers preparing for the mother of all doxing’s.

  95. Some History

    “Shocking”

    Fresh audio reveals new details of Alan Jones’ tirade against Jacinda Ardern
    Alan Jones sparked outrage by telling our PM to “shove a sock” down Jacinda Ardern’s throat. But it turns out that wasn’t the worst of it.

    https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/fresh-audio-reveals-yet-another-alan-jones-tirade-against-jacinda-ardern/news-story/92d92a9871c80930dc7a26cf9c6989d4#.nj8lm

    It has the Pirate to the Starsz excited:
    Five days after the story broke, the Jones thing gains still more momentum. Audio reveals new details of Alan Jones’ Jacinda Ardern tirade

    https://twitter.com/Peter_Fitz/status/1163591342120771586?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  96. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3135985, posted on August 20, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Dockers will probably be retarded enough to appoint Brad Scott.

    Just listening to 3AW and nearly drove into a pole.
    Denis Walter asks cub footy reporter (totally deadpan): “Do you think Lyon is a chance for the St Kilda job?”
    Cub reporter misses the punch line and replies with a very straight bat.
    For those who don’t know, Lyon left St Kilda for Freo fame and fortune eight years ago with the biggest bridge-burning seen in professional sport in a very long time.

  97. Derp

    Don’t tell Greta that her big, green yacht is
    poisoning the poor marine life that just wants to live on it

  98. notafan

    just saw a travelling man chatting on his mobile who had a ” stop Adani” sticker on his case, he was entering the cafe. no doubt to get a hot beverage made on their infernal machine.

    Too good for little brown people I wanted to say, but fearful of being accused of death threats, I said nothing at all.

  99. notafan

    Considering the royalty stream from coal, it must make it hard for a Green voter to live in Queensland.

    lol

  100. just saw a travelling man chatting on his mobile who had a ” stop Adani” sticker on his case

    I’ve never seen one.
    “Start Adani” (in green) or “Go Adani” (also in green) both are seen here & there.
    I look forward to visiting the big smoke later in the year, & the opportunity to exercise my “Greenies can GFYS” skills.
    Should I emblazon a few “Dig Baby Dig” or “Start Adani” stickers onto my briefcase, to enhance my pleasure?

  101. From the olde fredde:

    The choir insisted the rejection was “not predominantly about her gender” and that she would have been successful had her voice “matched the desired sound characteristics of a boys choir.”

    Parents who would destroy a 554 year long tradition, just so “Little Angelina” wants to sing in a choir, make me want to vomit.
    “But it’s her right! reeeeee!”

  102. Considering the royalty stream from coal, it must make it hard for a Green voter to live in Queensland.

    There’s plenty of them. The hospital staff here shoulder their way past the vile LNP & the equally vile ALP to get to the unattended box of the holy & venerated Greens party HTV cards.
    In fact, if anybody picks up a Greens HTV, there’s a 90% chance they’re either a nurse or doctor.

  103. Geriatric Mayfly

    Don’t tell Greta that her big, green yacht is
    poisoning the poor marine life that just wants to live on it

    Coleridge foresaw the brat coming, when composing a mysterious tale of sailors and the sea.

    I pass, like night, from land to land,
    I have strange power of speech;
    That moment that his I face I see,
    I know the man that must hear me:
    To him my tale I teach.

  104. egg_

    Australia the ‘worst of two evils’ over China, former Kiribati president warns

    LMFAO!
    They were dependent on us for their short wave radio telephone service till they went to Inmarsat? in the late 80s.
    Yours truly turned off their short wave transmitter.
    /Numbz doxxing?

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    Parents who would destroy a 554 year long tradition, just so “Little Angelina” wants to sing in a choir, make me want to vomit.
    “But it’s her right! reeeeee!”

    Vienna Boys’ next. They insinuated themselves into the Phil. orchestra.

  106. notafan

    Should I emblazon a few “Dig Baby Dig” or “Start Adani” stickers onto my briefcase, to enhance my pleasure?

    Definitely

    Wear a MAGA hat to top it off

    make sure you spent plenty of time strolling up and down Sydney Rd Brunswick and Brunswick St Fitzroy

    you will be a star

  107. egg_

    Considering the royalty stream from coal, it must make it hard for a Green voter to live in Queensland.

    There’s plenty of them. The hospital staff here…

    STEM tards, from previous.

  108. egg_

    The hospital staff here

    Would run an operating theatre on unreliables?
    /Space cadet

  109. will

    Infidel Tiger
    #3135890, posted on August 20, 2019 at 10:07 am
    Ryan Fournier
    @RyanAFournier
    ·
    4h
    BREAKING: President Trump has defunded Planned Parenthood.

    Promises made. Promises kept.

    Finally.

    Trump was smarter than that. He imposed conditions on funding that PP found unacceptable, so Trump made them refuse to accept federal funds.

  110. egg_

    The hospital staff here

    Would run an operating theatre on unreliables?

    Oh wait… Di Nutterly has a diesel genset in his basement.
    /Hypocrites

  111. Dr Fred Lenin

    Elizabeth The smoking ban in psychiatric hispital has resulted in many assaults on staff ,one carer was almost beaten to death with a motor bike battery stolen by a patient who was angry about not being allowed to smoke . My contact is a nurse an says staff now turn a blind eye to smokig if there is no danger of fire ,let the antismoking nazis come down from their ivory towers and bear the consequencesof thei foolish actions .
    The patients are mostly Involuntary ,drugged with meds ,amongst other afflicted 24/7 a smoke is the only pleasure they have ,and is a calming factor to many of them . Its a typical lefty thing ,hey never think things through logically,and other people bear the consequences .

  112. calli

    Australia the ‘worst of two evils’ over China, former Kiribati president warns

    Leech.

  113. Percy Popinjay

    Liarwartha Warren’s latest fantasy land imbroglio:

    “Fatty Trump has alleged I misspoke when stating that my coal mining Apache forebears were regularly shot at from helicopters by Saddam Bin Laden’s Bosnian Snipers. To paraphrase an ol’ Apache saying, Orange man speakem with forked tongue 91.3% of time, Kemo Sabe.”

  114. notafan

    Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-income women.

    They have just announced it was about getting rid of weeks rather than look after poor family’s ‘needs’

    Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions

  115. C.L.

    Yes, that’s right, Tom.
    The Grattan Institute believes – really believes – that it’s a “subsidy” when the government ‘allows’ people to keep their own money. This evil trickery has slithered in to political discourse over the past five to seven years. The Obama administration really kicked it along as a notion. The Australian left adopted it wholly, according to their long apeing tradition.

  116. cohenite

    Man with Kestrel having a little fun with his extraordinary bird:

    https://i.imgur.com/jdy2Lkr.gifv

  117. Mother Lode

    Aww, the Obamas have a film.

    Such a worthless, shrunken, travesty of a man. I suspect the only reason he ran for President was because with the combined might of the US military behind him he could finally feel that people were not still laughing at him.

  118. Roger

    The Grattan Institute believes – really believes – that it’s a “subsidy” when the government ‘allows’ people to keep their own money.

    ABC believes tax cuts are a handout; repeated often, including by their “senior business editor”.

  119. C.L.

    Oh really? LOL. Elton John says he put up the “Heir Heads” (UK Mirror, I think) because Princess Diana. Plus: he bought some carbon dioxide offsets. It’s hard to believe how quickly the beloved Harry became so – um – girl-struck and unpopular.

  120. bespoke

    I find it a useful source in terms of the material it provides for my research. Unfortunately, at the moment I’m the only poster who provides a counterpoint, and analyzing the responses has become very useful. If there were more making counterpoints, that would open up discussion further.

    Iv suspected for some time numberwang cant help himself hinting how smart he is. How do like being lab rats? Do you think Milo Yiannopoulos doing PHD on his online activates would have any credibility? The guy wakes up early every morning to seed the forum for negative responses . Is this ‘research’ or tipping the scales to prove a point?

    This is why I like you being here.

    And all under the approving eye’s of your ‘Doomlord’ LOL! Academic integrity my ass. Go do the books for VW Sinc.

  121. C.L.

    Australians could face two-year jail sentences and fines of up to $25,200 under proposed laws that limit the use of cash to $10,000 — a move some groups argue would create an Orwellian state by giving authorities greater control over people’s finances …

    Big four accounting firm KPMG said it supported the proposed laws, but the ban should be set at a lower limit between $2,000 and $5,000.

    The Liberal Party, ladies and gentlemen. They are total scum.

  122. Up The Workers!

    Grattan Institute?

    I didn’t know that the former virulent Labor propagandist, Michelle Grattan actually had an “Institute”.

    Should have gone to Spec Savers!

  123. egg_

    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.

    No Wombat mattress?
    Eats, roots and leaves.

  124. Roger

    Problem: How to control 1,420,505,887 people? A tall order even for the brutal PLA.

    China punishes 12.77 million “discredited entities” under social credit scheme.

    A “discredited entity” is a citizen with a negative social credit score.

    The most common punishment is restriction of travel by air or fast rail, but authorities have promised to broaden the range of options available to them as the system develops.

  125. Roger

    Big four accounting firm KPMG said it supported the proposed laws…

    Of course they do.

  126. Percy Popinjay

    There is little justification for taxpayers subsidising inheritances.

    Which is precisely why they don’t, you f*cking morons.

    Repeat a preposterous collectivist piece of propaganda often enough (and have it happily blared across the airwaves by their beloved ALBPC) and the truth won’t even be able to find its boots, let alone put them on.

    Comrades.

  127. cuckoo

    fines of up to $25,200 under proposed laws that limit the use of cash to $10,000

    Are you allowed to pay the fine in cash?

  128. pete m

    Regarding the Pell verdict tomorrow, here is my prediction on the important grounds of appeal / arguments:

    1. that the verdict is unsafe as no reasonable jury would have convicted.

    This will be allowed 3-0. There was more than a reasonable doubt here. No jury could safely convict. My only inkling of doubt is the jury heard from the complainant and could be said to have simply accepted his evidence and discounted other evidence if it conflicted. However, no jury should be allowed to discount otherwise compelling evidence which would lead to an acquittal just because they don’t see a reason to otherwise doubt the complainant. The other evidence created reasonable doubt.

    2. that the prosecution in failing to call a material witness constituted a mis-trial.

    Not a formal ground of appeal but came up in argument over the verdict ground – I think will be dismissed. Prosecution is not obliged to ensure every possible witness is called. The defence could have called this evidence if exculpatory.

    3. that the defence should have been allowed to use video in closing submissions

    An interesting ground but will fail. Always a matter for the Court about whether it is relevant. If so important for the jury defence should have called evidence for it. No evidence the defence submissions could not have been understood without it.

    4. Appellant should have been arraigned before the jury

    No evidence this breach of procedure would have led to a different outcome. Defence should have objected at time. Too late now to claim mis-trial.

    Anyway, my 2 cents. Likely wrong on all 4. Hope not!

  129. cuckoo

    Perhaps I’ve been coarsened by the lack of real policing or justice in Victoria, but it did my heart good to see captured psycho Jonathan Dick’s severely battered and blood-stained face in the news. Maybe that’s what comes with a citizen’s arrest.

  130. Tom

    Paywallian:

    Fremantle has made a major statement by today bringing to an end the tenure of coach Ross Lyon.
    Lyon was recruited to the Dockers from St Kilda in stunning circumstances by chief executive Steve Rosich for the 2012 season.
    The end of his tenure is just as stunning, with both Lyon and Rosich, who is believed to have been told his tenure at the club is over, stating that a rebuild was on track in recent weeks despite the Dockers falling out of contention for the eight.
    It follows reports that several assistant coaches have been told in recent weeks that their time at the Dockers is over.
    Lyon led the Dockers to their sole grand final in 2013 when they were narrowly beaten by Hawthorn.
    But in recent years Fremantle has fared poorly after the mid-season bye when sliding down the ladder.
    It is not yet clear who will coach the Dockers against Port Adelaide in the final round.
    The news is set to be a shock to Lyon himself, who earlier this season labelled himself as unsackable.
    “I can guarantee you I’ll be around,” Lyon replied earlier this year when asked if he thought he would be Fremantle’s coach next year.
    “My performance dictates we’ll be around. We’re a rebuilding team. We’re 7-8.”
    Lyon guided Fremantle to finals action in his first four years at the club, including the 2013 grand-final loss to Hawthorn.
    But the Dockers fell off a cliff at the end of 2015 and haven’t made the finals since.

    Link.

  131. Doc Faustus:

    Australians could face two-year jail sentences and fines of up to $25,200 under proposed laws that limit the use of cash to $10,000 — a move some groups argue would create an Orwellian state by giving authorities greater control over people’s finances.

    So, if I’m reading it right, could someone having $20k at home be prima facie proof of that person intending to break the law, and so liable to confiscation?
    And then add the $25k fine to that and the poor old pensioner could lose his savings just because he doesn’t like banks?
    (Yeah, yeah, I know – over the top. No government would do such a thing. It’d be worse than double taxing superannuation.)

  132. egg_

    Climate change is real,

    Why do you have to state it, then?
    Is it an affirmation or something?

  133. Doc Faustus:

    “Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together,” Warren said.

    She then added “This is my last genealogical claim in the US”

  134. feelthebern

    I like the idea where the plod had to prove you did something wrong.
    You know, with proof.
    Seems like that isn’t the case now in Oz.

  135. feelthebern

    She then added “This is my last genealogical claim in the US”

    Well at least it wasn’t a gynecological claim.

  136. Leigh Lowe

    Roger

    #3136034, posted on August 20, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Big four accounting firm KPMG said it supported the proposed laws…

    Of course they do.

    Yes.
    The gougers in these firms love the idea of more people being caught in the taxation system, or turmoil in tax legislation.
    Ka-ching.
    So why did the big firms oppose ALP tax changes at the May election, when normally they would be saying nothing publicly but giving each other high-fives in private?
    Pieman made a tactical error which lost the accounting firms. He proposed a cap on the Golden Goose of tax advice fees.
    Oops.
    But normal ops have resumed.
    Accounting firms cheering on any and all new regulation.

  137. Up The Workers!

    To mh at 12.25pm, who said:

    “One of the partners of KPMG stabbed a Tony Abbott supporter with a corkscrew on election eve.”

    One of the partners at KPMG is a certain Steve Bracks, who replaced Jeff Kennett as Victorian Premier. Piggy Howes left the A.C.T.U. to go work for KPMG.

    I wonder why it is that people from a political Party as chronically innumerate as the A.L.P. is, feel drawn to KPMG?

  138. Percy Popinjay

    Fatty’s Keystone’s out and about in the World’s most livable Mogadishu. How could anyone take those imbeciles seriously? Especially the fat dwarf in the centre of the photo.

  139. Wear a MAGA hat to top it off

    Never. I love the triggering it seems to ..er.. trigger.
    However, I’ve worn a Sombrero (old time Victoria River District/Top End high crown) almost every day of my working life, unless I’m in high heels. That isn’t changing, no matter how badly I’d like to see some triggered swampies.

    make sure you spent plenty of time strolling up and down Sydney Rd Brunswick and Brunswick St Fitzroy

    I don’t even know where this is. I rarely get outside the CBD, since Sol Levy closed, I’d stay within Goulburn Street to King Street, & York to Castlereagh.
    Tends to be not a lot of the dreadlocked or hairy armpitted caste in that area – except on George Street outside Town Hall.

  140. feelthebern

    Leigh, the big four firms were pro the ALP changes.
    It was the mid tier & smaller firms who actually deal with people & real businesses that were rightfully against them.

  141. Mother Lode:

    We recommend a higher tax on super bequests paid to non-dependents to better capture the value of the super tax breaks that are passed on rather than used for retirement.

    That’s a dodgy definition right there. How many people would qualify as dependents? If the kids are over 18 and not at Uni? If the wife or husband of the deceased isn’t working?
    This grab at our money smells worse than a five day dead halibut.

  142. feelthebern

    You would struggle to find a non-statists as a partner at big four firm these days.
    Their equity is worth exactly zero these days too.
    The benefit of being a partner is the 7 figure package.

  143. Cash is the cornerstone of democracy.
    It gives the working man control of his money.
    Control of his spending, & of his buying & selling.

    The Turnbull party is still on this one?
    I’m prepared to advocate a vote against them on the strength of this.

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    Kee-rikey.

    Spend the morning getting in arguments with complete dunderheads and you miss a hive of Cat activity.

    Old Yeller being Yeller.
    Warner now a loser flog instead of just a flog.
    Lyon gooorrrn, and not before time. Merry Christmas you cock.
    Inheritance.
    Cash banned.

    Highlight – Mr Dick in Melbourne getting citizen arrested to the point where he’s covered in his own claret. Marvellous.

  145. Some History

    Jane Carosene

    Oh great, the Hunters, Fishers, Shooters, Bush-bashers and Blokey-blokes (or whatever they’re called) are withdrawing their support for @GladysB if the abortion law reform passes! Stand strong, Premier. 71% of NSW voters support the bill #voteforchoice

    https://twitter.com/JaneCaro/status/1163648364266680321?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

  146. cohenite

    Rang Koala and gave them a stern lecture on not being political about free speech and AJ; tinker bell had answered and was sternly silent during my tirade. I hung up when she started speaking.

    Could not get through to Anytime.

  147. feelthebern

    The Grattan institute was caught on camera recently saying Australian’s retire too wealthy.
    And that retirement should mean subsistence-plus, not comfortable.
    When alerted to this, I tried to download the footage.
    Unfortunately, the group that hosted the conference decided to restrict access & then delete the footage.
    Can’t have what the Grattan institute really believes in the public domain can we?

  148. Leigh Lowe

    Tom

    #3136041, posted on August 20, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Paywallian:

    Fremantle has made a major statement by today bringing to an end the tenure of coach Ross Lyon.

    Ha, ha.
    Shot his mouth off last week about how long it had been since Essendon had played finals.
    Arrogant xunt.
    I knew as soon as Essendon got 3-4 goals up that no Ross Lyon side would chase them down.
    .
    Yuuuge cackle when it was asked if he was up for the St Kilda job after he gave them the middle finger on the way out the door in 2012.

  149. Geriatric Mayfly

    The ABC makes final preparations for tomorrow. Studio 1. Crowing perches, multiple camera angles set.
    Studio 2. Fainting Couches. No cameras.

  150. egg_

    Could not get through to Anytime.

    There’s prolly a lot of Conservative, Jones following pooves who attend Anywang Fitness.

  151. feelthebern

    If Pell has his conviction set aside, does that mean he can now pursue Milligan for defamation?
    The reason for pursuing Milligan would not be for a win or financial gain (the publishers wear 100% of the risk), but for discovery purposes.
    VicPol would never come out & say what a disgrace the case was, but under discovery for a defamation case, all the notes, source docs would be fair game.

  152. Feelthebern:

    I find it a useful source in terms of the material it provides for my research.

    Numbers preparing for the mother of all doxing’s.

    Yes. I took it as a subtle threat and remarked several times on it when it was repeated twice. I also noted the “Breivik” accusation being bandied about.

  153. Knuckle Dragger

    I get that transferring $10k + is monitored, I really do. For all sorts of reasons.

    But there’s no reason as far as I can see why Joe Punter can’t have as much cash as he likes, let alone be subject to sanction should he want to pay $11k for his kid’s first car, saved for over the previous ten years or so. Whose business is it if he gives or receives more than that?

    There are plenty of ways to determine if a transactions on the level or not, and banning cash transactions isn’t one of them.

    It’s almost as though our elected servants plan to control how and where and when we spend the remnants of our money. That can’t be right though – we keep getting told they’re here to help.

  154. C.L.

    Pretty much how I see it too, Pete.
    However, even with the big one – unsafe verdict – it’s my understanding that a court of appeal is not positing what it believes the verdict should have been but, rather, whether or not a jury can be said to have adjudged all the evidence, understood it and not regarded the guilt-affirming essence of it – as proposed by the prosecution – to be problematic (which is to say, unsafe). This came through time and time again in the bench’s questioning of Bret Walker QC (for Pell). Even if that’s technically the case, I still think appellant justices exercise their own judgement of the evidence – and of the whole event of such a prosecution (even it they have to dress up overruling a jury with legal niceties).

  155. Leo G

    violence against women starts with words

    Violence starts and ends with violence.
    Words can be “violence” in a different sense. Moreover, in another sense, distortion of meaning or fact can be described as violence or violent.

  156. feelthebern

    If was a contributor to the Pell fighting fund (& I’m not) I would have had stings attached.
    That is, you get the $$ for your defence, but afterwards there’s none of this turn the other cheek pussy shit.
    It’s Tony Montana time.

  157. Knuckle Dragger

    I know I’ve said this before, but it’s relevant given that The Decision will be publicly read tomorrow.

    The ‘investigators’ running that entire shit show should be sacked, but they won’t be. Barring that, they can allllll go back in uniform and spend the remainder of their careers standing next to Hector the Cat at primary school crossings.

    To state the obvious, they should also cop a king-size hiding from real detectives. The proper ones wouldn’t put up with shit like that. At all.

  158. egg_

    violence against women starts with words

    One in ten people are abusive – case in point: Frightbats.

    Jacinta Price, mother of four sons, went up against Jane Caro, mother of an only child daughter, on The Drum, re the “Toxic Masculinity” meme such misandrists* as Caro are spreading.

    *”The hate that dare not speak its name”.

  159. feelthebern

    The real tragedy out of the Royal Commission is that those nuns with the electrocution set up in the basement were never brought to justice.

  160. feelthebern

    It’s almost 3 hours since “The Slappening” on the old thread.

  161. egg_

    Is NumbNutz an S&M freak who enjoys the daily beatings from the Centre Right’s handbag hitsquad?

  162. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘violence against women starts with words’

    What sort of retarded context is this in?

    Is someone really, actually saying men and women can’t have different opinions any more? That chicks can’t be argued with? That every single thing out of their screeches must be accepted as gospel?

    What about violence against men? How does that start?

    Does it cancel out if you’re a woman saying words to another woman?

    Flogs. Flogs of sustained, weapons-grade Olympic medal-winning Everest-climbing standard.

  163. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is NumbNutz an S&M freak who enjoys the daily beatings from the Centre Right’s handbag hitsquad?

    No, he’s just your average Greens voter, so convinced of his moral superiority over the rest of us.

  164. Cuckoo:
    Johnathan Dick – is that a hospital ID tag he has on his left wrist, or do the coppers do that now?

  165. feelthebern

    On his last post numbers made valid points on why he, not Jesus, is the Son of God :/

  166. Derp

    The smoking ban in psychiatric hispital has resulted in many assaults on staff

    The same thing happened in prisons. I knew a corrections officer who fingered that policy as a huge factor that increased tensions and danger onsite.

  167. It’s almost as if there is an international conspiracy to hoist socialism on us /sarc

    Multinational Business Roundtable Now Claims “Social Responsibility” More Important than Profit….

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top CEOs say companies should put social responsibility above profit. Corporate America is responsible for providing economic benefits to all, not just its investors, the Business Roundtable group said on Monday.

    They must be using the same communications channels as the CAGW fraudsters. One and the same.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/19/multinational-business-roundtable-now-claims-social-responsibility-more-important-than-profit/

  168. notafan

    I am hoping the reasoning will be not dissimilar to that in the Appeal decision in Br Tyrrell’s case which relied somewhat on a prior High Court decision which the Victorian bar Association president mentioned (and was excoriated by the usual suspects for doing so)

    The original High Court matter was a case involving the uncorroborated evidence of an accuser (whose account was indirectly contradicted by other witnesses and some physical evidence) in a farily horrid incest case.

    Just because someone gives a harrowing account of monstrous incidents that are ‘compelling’ doesn’t make them true.

    It seems that normal people cannot conceive of people making such things up, added to the fact that the policehave treated them as credible and the OPP have taken the matter to court without those accounts being true.

    but sometimes they are false.

  169. cuckoo

    Apparently there’s now a thing called the “Men’s Ashes” in cricket. Meantime, on RN this morning some doctor was going on about the number of “children” who get head injuries playing football and rugby. She had to keep saying “children” when of course she meant “boys”. Then there was some blather about the need for batsmen to wear some kind of neck protector. So for an informed professional insight, the ABC turned to…a female cricketer. Even she sheepishly admitted at one point that, as a female cricketer, she doesn’t have to face any particularly fast bowling.

  170. notafan

    Is someone really, actually saying men and women can’t have different opinions any more? That chicks can’t be argued with? That every single thing out of their screeches must be accepted as gospel?

    What about violence against men? How does that start?

    numberwang has cleared that up for us

    he has declared himself in deathly danger from rude words

  171. feelthebern

    Conan going to Greenland.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    Highlight – Mr Dick in Melbourne getting citizen arrested to the point where he’s covered in his own claret.

    ABC issued the old “some viewers may find this distressing” warning.
    Me thinks “Are they going to show or refer to the job the piece of shit did on his brother with a Samurai sword?”
    Nup.
    It was just the dog covered in his own blood after having the living suitcase punched out of him (with compounding interest) by two blokes.
    One of the punchers was being stalked by the dog.
    Was I distressed by the sight of the piece of shit after the panel beating job?
    Not a bit of it.

  173. Some History

    These mega-wealthy morons just don’t get it; they live in a great “affluent bubble”. Elton John… ELTON JOHN… defends Harry & Meghan. I paid for the private jet and I paid for carbon offsets, activity (and rationalization) that only the mega-wealthy can afford. All of the “eco-warrior” trimming of activity, going without, roughing it, is for the non-mega-wealthy. Right. The old hag (Elton) is just making matters worse.

    Harry: People, I’d like to invoke the mega-wealth/poof defense.

    https://imgur.com/UbbJoOP

    And it just gets worse. More mega-wealth and more poof. Ellen DeGenerate comes to the royals’ “defense”.

    https://imgur.com/gKBqXC7

  174. Tintarella di Luna

    I see Principessa Overbite continues to be idolised by the lamestream media.

    I wonder who wrote her ladylike response, took days didn’t it?

    Even the Australian continues to play the Kick Alan Jones game. I cannot abide that sanctimonious horse-faced hypocrite.

  175. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3136101, posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    AJ is winning.

  176. Tintarella di Luna

    A story in the Oz says the NSW Premier is in retreat over the murder-by-abortion bill. I will put this comment here because my comments are rejected when they contain criticism of any woman, particularly those hell-bent on passing laws to “make murder respectable”

    And not only should she retreat, she should hang her head in shame and, like her predecessor Mike Baird, should resign, she is unfit to be Premier of this state.

    The duplicitous treacherous nature of Ms Berejiklian has been well and truly shown to the electorate. She is not to be trusted.

    Worse still is that her naked ambition and lust for power at all costs, is a cost to be borne by the unborn. What a disgrace. Gladys must go, now!

  177. stackja

    feelthebern
    #3136094, posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:23 pm
    Conan going to Greenland.

    The Barbarian?

  178. C.L.

    Apparently there’s now a thing called the “Men’s Ashes” in cricket.

    I prophecy Hindu feminists taking issue with “Women’s Ashes.”
    ———–
    There was an interesting discussion on 100% Footy last night about how NRL governors are slowly, inexorably wrecking the signature feature of rugby league: it’s physical brutality. Some “on report” charges, penalties and suspensions in recent weeks have been totally ridiculous. Of course, this is all being orchestrated behind the scenes by the woke/girls too/mums & dads/corporates-are-watching brigade that has declared war on Australians and their pastimes. Paul Gallen – a surprisingly articulate and intelligent fellow – made the observation that rugby league is tough and its “fabric” is robustness. This should not be messed with or watered down. He also pointed out that league is “not for everyone.” Meaning, not everybody can take it. New rule changes make it virtually illegal to tackle a “play maker” (thank you for your ceaseless whining, Johnathan Thurston and Andrew Johns), illegal to challenge a kick receiver, illegal to even look like shoulder-checking an opponent and illegal to hurt anyone. Paul Vautin joked that when he was playing in the 70s and 80s, he asked Tommy Raudonikis after one match if he could have his eyeball back.

  179. Cassie of Sydney

    “Even the Australian continues to play the Kick Alan Jones game. I cannot abide that sanctimonious horse-faced hypocrite.”

    Beautiful Tinta…just beautiful.

  180. None

    I cannot abide that sanctimonious horse-faced hypocrite.

    Me neither.

  181. Leigh Lowe

    notafan

    #3136089, posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I am hoping the reasoning will be not dissimilar to that in the Appeal decision in Br Tyrrell’s case which relied somewhat on a prior High Court decision which the Victorian bar Association president mentioned (and was excoriated by the usual suspects for doing so)

    I know some were asking that, if it was to be overturned, why they didn’t simply announce it, let him loose and read the full judgement tomorrow.
    That would have lead to a week of pre-empting, white-anting and rending of garments about “justice for victims”.
    We will still get that, but it is better that the full reasoning be out concurrent with the announcement.

  182. Dr Fred Lenin

    The Poms should make harry battenberg and his yank missus the new Dook of Windsor exiled in the EU fascist dictatorship ,with his dad charlie nd his missus in a granny flat out the backyard .
    Make willie the fifth the new german king ,he seems to have a brain ,pretty rare amongst this dysfunctional german family .

  183. feelthebern

    States vote every four years.
    My view is that all parties & independents should disclose all bills they plan to introduce during the first 12 months of being elected.
    This means zero surprises in year one post an election.
    They have to wait until year 2 (out of 4) before they can revert to their usual trickery.

  184. feelthebern

    Post any legislation being passed by the lower house (ex QLD), there should a mandatory 30 day viewing period of the legislation & the associated regulatory impact statement before it can go to the upper house.

    I think Latham has proposed something similar to this pre the NSW election but I haven’t heard much post his election.

  185. stackja

    C.L.
    #3136105, posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    St George kept winning Sydney premierships so limited tackles were introduced.

  186. Tintarella di Luna

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3136101, posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    AJ is winning.

    Thanks stackja I haven’t been able to keep up am currently on a 3-week holiday, the first in 11 years, to see relatives in la Bella Italia. My goodness what a country, what a history and the things that were created for the glory of God (and for the glory of the creator I’m sure) take my breath away.

    Like many people I don’t always agree with Alan Jones in fact he and I have had some rather testy discussions on air over the years but he has been an unwavering supporter of mine in relation to issues which are very close to my heart and has so often helped behind the scenes without fanfare or fuss which is how he operates for so many who have been the recipients of his support. People have no idea of the things that he does for battlers and the needy.

    I hope for the best for him. His comment was clumsy but he was right, the incompetent and feckless Adern should just put a sock in it.

  187. Mother Lode

    It seems that normal people cannot conceive of people making such things up, added to the fact that the policehave treated them as credible and the OPP have taken the matter to court without those accounts being true.

    It is the progressive narrative two-step.

    First you must accept that victims should not be victimised again by doubting them, questioning them or anything else – for God’s sake, haven’t they suffered enough?

    Then we move to the people who claim to be victims even though there is nothing to back it up.

    But since it is not permitted to question a victim the first point above translates to never doubting and never questioning a person who claims to be a victim since any such thing is victmising them again.

    Progressives pride themselves on their nuance and their subtlety, but the reality is that they are not very competent thinkers at all. For example, that awful Caro woman with her violence beginning with words – well, we could also say violence begins with birth since that precedes (and in their minds, therefore, causes) unpleasant words.

    It is probably why they are such collectivists – they feel safer, and have some control over that safety: As long as they say the same as the rest (right or wrong does not matter) then they will not be singled out.

    Driven by a need for an emotional refuge, not intellectual courage.

  188. Leigh Lowe

    Has Robert Mueller been seen in public since the Great Gibbering Beyond the Pervue?

  189. feelthebern

    I’m not a huge AJ fan.
    But people should see this for what it is.
    De-platforming.

  190. JC

    Has Robert Mueller been seen in public since the Great Gibbering Beyond the Pervue?

    The D’rats stuck the fucker in a nursing home and he’s not getting out alive

  191. Tintarella di Luna

    Ah courage, one of the four platonic virtues, Prudence (wisdom), Fortitude (courage), Temperance (moderation) and Justice, we see so little of this quartet and disappearing too are those theological virtues of faith, hope and love. But there is always hope.

  192. struth

    violence against women starts with words

    And it’s usually their’s………………………………….

    Women are equal to men in everyway, so belt him back and STFU.
    Unless of course you’re just weak little petals that do require protection after all.
    Which is it?

  193. feelthebern

    Personally, I thing Singo & AJ have a plan.
    Before Singo lured AJ across to 2GB Macquarie Media wasn’t worth much.
    Now Nine/Fairfax is buying out the minorities in Macq Media & AJ has his 2 year deal at $4m/year the clock is ticking.
    Singo already controls spectrum.
    AJ forced out of 2GB & banks a tranche of his dosh.
    Singo gets AJ to do a show on a new station.
    Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

  194. feelthebern

    Singo is not bound by any non-competes as he’s just an ordinary shareholder in Macq Media selling to Nine/Fairfax.
    AJ would be, but if they turf him for “breach of contract” there is nothing to stop AJ working straight away for Singo’s new station.

  195. Tintarella di Luna

    Yep true to form the Oz rejected my comment on Gladys, and also this comment on Gillard and misogyny on the Arden hyper-crapulance:

    And let’s never forget that Ms Gillard did not write that misogyny tirade it was what’s his name? her staffer, that eminently forgetable classless pommy import what done it.

  196. feelthebern

    Over the last 20 years, Fairfax has been the biggest abuser of shareholder funds.
    Up there with BHP & Rio.
    Fun fact: BHP spent $US100mill on its failed bid for Rio Tinto.

  197. struth

    ‘It’s about recognising that the actions of a few stem from the culture of a gender-unequal world in which men are overwhelmingly the beneficiaries.’

    ‘It’s about recognising that the actions of a few stem from the culture of a gender-unequal world in which western women are overwhelmingly the beneficiaries.’
    FIFY
    The most protected, cherished, and free group of people on the planet are western women.
    Gifted to them by the blood and honour and integrity of western, christian men.

    Fuck off to another part of the world you ungrateful, spoilt, insulated fat ugly bat, Clementine Ford.

  198. Tintarella di Luna

    Personally, I thing Singo & AJ have a plan.
    Before Singo lured AJ across to 2GB Macquarie Media wasn’t worth much.

    Now Nine/Fairfax is buying out the minorities in Macq Media & AJ has his 2 year deal at $4m/year the clock is ticking.
    Singo already controls spectrum.
    AJ forced out of 2GB & banks a tranche of his dosh.
    Singo gets AJ to do a show on a new station.
    Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

    Oh my goodness that would be Popcorn Central – but I think Alan Jones will just bide his time and just keep on keeping on because he is the the most well-researched, eloquent and powerful broadcaster in the country. We will never see his like again.

    He is peerless in his vast knowledge of literature, music, art, horse bloodlines, a multitude of sports (a couple in which he was very proficient) and politics.

  199. Cassie of Sydney

    “feelthebern
    #3136118, posted on August 20, 2019 at 2:53 pm
    I’m not a huge AJ fan.
    But people should see this for what it is.
    De-platforming.”

    Precisely Bern…..I have never listened to AJ or 2GB in my life…I don’t mind him on Sky..that is the programme he presents with the wonderful Peta Credlin. I have been told by various people that he is a very kind, loyal and extremely generous individual…but all of that is irrelevant. I know the sinister intent behind this…all led by a hard-left group called Sleeping Midgets who want to de-platform conservatives and anyone right of centre. We saw this with that grotesque slag Keneally and the left trying to shut down CPAC. This whole de-platforming of conservatives and right-wing people and voices is shameful and sinister…and as I wrote yesterday….once they have dealt with AJ or Bolt or Paul Murray..they will then go after News Limited and so on. That is why people have to take a stand. We must fight back.

  200. Some History

    UPDATE: Greta™

    Get a load of the comments. The saviour has come.

    https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1163507642100310016?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    M oms C lean Air Force has a few comments, including a photo comment. Do you think they’re antismoking as well?

  201. calli

    Have fun in Italy, Tinta. 🙂

  202. struth

    If you are having a go at AJ , isn’t that homophobia?
    Or does that only apply to having a go at left wing poofs?

  203. Mother Lode

    At present everything the Libs do which is not explicitly contrary to Green-think will carry a stench of their being beholden to that ex-Green.

    Smartest thing they can do is ditch Gladys and thus her deal.

    To cite Schopenhauer ‘Anus obit, abit onus’. (The old woman dies, the debt departs)

  204. Mother Lode

    the incompetent and feckless Adern should just put a sock in it.

    Obviously while there is a foot in it, but should the sock be in a steel-capped boot?

  205. Dr Fred Lenin

    Remember when AJ was rubbishing ChopperReed on radio and Chopper replied “done a lot of things but never been picked up by the cops twice for soliviting sex in London Male toilets “ the interviewer changed subject quickly Jones was speechless ,a rare occurence ,Chopper was laughing ,gotcha you bastard .

  206. feelthebern

    He is peerless in his vast knowledge of literature, music, art, horse bloodlines, a multitude of sports (a couple in which he was very proficient) and politics.

    Look at what a man can achieve with out a woman in his life 🙂

    Runs away…..

  207. Mother Lode

    The D’rats stuck the fucker in a nursing home and he’s not getting out alive

    Soon we will be hearing that he has written a will, and a couple of days later…

  208. Steve trickler

    I just looked it up after seeing a mention on a Herbert clip.



  209. JC

    What a truly stupid indicator for the WSJ to be sticking on its front page.

    An Economic Warning Sign: RV Shipments Are Slipping
    U.S.

    Multiyear drops in recreational-vehicle shipments to dealers—many from the Elkhart, Ind., region—have preceded the last three downturns. Shipments have fallen about 20% so far this year, after a 4.1% drop last year.

  210. calli

    Get a load of the comments. The saviour has come.

    Fleas looking for a dog. Like numpties who “follow” rubber-lipped Instagram “influencers”.

  211. notafan

    short on details but another contradiction

    why would a black mayor cover up activity by the KKK?

    When I read the Douglas book it was clear that he thought some of the murders were done ‘in family’

    Atlanta Child Murders – What Mindhunter didn’t tell you about the controversial case

  212. struth

    ‘It’s about recognising that the actions of a few stem from the culture of a gender-unequal world in which western women are overwhelmingly the beneficiaries.’

    This particular group of people demand to kill babies at will, humans they themselves caused the creation of, by tearing them to pieces, limb from limb, while alive and able to be born that way, based on a perceived right that their own feelings are worth the sacrifice of the lives of not only others, but babies, while unable to provide the proof of domestic violence against them , of which they scream victimhood when much of the violence is actually only words, and in many cases truths they do not want to hear.

    It’s quite sickening,
    If you’re for killing babies to make you feel better, put up with the odd truthful comment, or even a black eye from a bloke.
    Violence is fine for the sake of feelings, is it not?
    He’s not tearing your limbs off in near anywhere near the same number you are doing to babies.

    You have no right to whinge.
    Let’s look at the abortion numbers and see where the true sickening domestic violence is found .

  213. C.L.

    I believe Monty tried to be an influencer.

  214. JC

    Can someone explain to this…

    I thought the accuser that died had recanted his accusation Pell had molested him… Now the father, who his solicitor reckons is ill, will be suing for a monetary settlement. Like WTF. And the solicitor reckons the douchebag is looking for closure? If he’s looking for “closure” perhaps the client ought to think about not moving forward with the case. Lord, easy money makes for terrible people. Just fucking terrible.

    George Pell is likely to face civil court action regardless of whether he wins tomorrow’s appeal.

    Lawyers acting on behalf of Catholic victims of abuse are awaiting the outcome of the appeal to determine what steps to take.

    The father of a late choirboy sexually abused by George Pell has vowed to pursue Pell regardless of tomorrow’s outcome.

    The man’s son died in 2014 from a drug overdose, which his father claims is linked to post-traumatic stress disorder caused when Pell sexually abused the boy as a 13-year-old.

    The man’s lawyer, Lisa Flynn, said her client was anxious about the result but would push on with a civil claim regardless of the outcome.

    “On Wednesday, victims of child sexual abuse around the world will wait with bated breath as one of the most significant legal decisions in recent history is handed down,” she said in a statement.

    “Our client is anxious about the decision. The whole process has been really tough on him and his health. He just wants closure so he can get on with his life and stop thinking about it every single day.

    “He has expressed that he would like to see justice prevail and George Pell kept behind bars where he cannot prey on more unsuspecting children.”

    Pell is serving at least three years and eight months’ jail after a jury convicted him in December of sexually abusing two choirboys during 1996 and 1997.

    Pell has always maintained his innocence. He quickly lodged an appeal after his sentencing, claiming it was not possible for the jury to reach a guilty verdict on the evidence before them.

    I bet it’s been tough, tough as in being anxious if can cash in.

  215. notafan

    I thought the accuser that died had recanted his accusation Pell had molested him…

    No

    he denied ever having been molested

    by anyone

  216. egg_

    I see Principessa Overbite continues to be idolised by the lamestream media.

    I wonder who wrote her ladylike response, took days didn’t it?

    Is Ardern running in this year’s Melbourne Cup?

  217. JC

    No

    he denied ever having been molested

    by anyone

    Okay, so how is the father trying to sue? Sue for what?

  218. notafan

    Okay, so how is the father trying to sue? Sue for what?

    Because the jury accepted the accuser’s evidence that both he and dead person had been attacked in the sacristy and Cardinal Pell was convicted on those charges

  219. JC

    Because the jury accepted the accuser’s evidence that both he and dead person had been attacked in the sacristy and Cardinal Pell was convicted on those charges

    Unreal. How perverted has our legal system become.

    Strictly speaking, how is there a case because even if there was a conviction, it was brought about by evidence given by the other lying scumbag. The other one recanted before he blew himself up with an overdose.

    You know I go hot and cold believing in heaven and hell, but fuck me, I hope to blazes there is a hell because there are so many scumbags who deserve the 9th circle.

  220. Bruce of Newcastle

    Apparently there’s now a thing called the “Men’s Ashes” in cricket.

    Having Tranny Ashes would solve this problem:

    Transgender cricketer reignites row over who should be allowed to play women’s sports after becoming a star for her Kent team

    A transgender cricketer has reignited a row over who should be allowed to play women’s sports after becoming a star this season.

    Maxine Blythin, who is more than 6ft tall, has a batting average of 124 and has hit four centuries.

    But her success as Kent’s first transgender woman cricketer – playing in the Women’s Cricket Southern League – has upset campaign group Fair Play For Women.

    Dr Nicola Williams, director of the group, said: ‘Female-only teams are vital to uphold fair competition for women in cricket.

    ‘Opening up the women’s game to cross-dressing males who do nothing more than ‘identify as a woman’ shows utter contempt for the women’s game.

    Last week, Fair Play For Women tweeted: ‘Letting males who self-identify as women play in women’s competitions is demonstrably unfair.

    I presume all that means he hasn’t had his op yet. When he does maybe he can ceremonially combust his gonads and put them in a jar that they can play for every couple of years.

  221. JC

    In fact, some scumbags are so fucking vile and greedy there deserves to be a hell. They make the case for it.

  222. JC

    That jury needs to sent to ISIS as apostates. In fact there that’s a good reason to keep ISIS going. The peace agreement would be that we leave them alone to live how they want and if we send them apostates they must deal with them according to the tenets of the ROP.

  223. egg_

    The most interesting thing on Q&A was who didn’t turn up

    On Monday night’s Q&A – a program devoted to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australia – the most interesting thing was who didn’t turn up.

    Tony Jones didn’t linger in letting us know: “We should say we’re disappointed that three key players who had agreed to join the panel – Ken Wyatt, Patrick Dodson and Noel Pearson – could not be here tonight.”

    That rendered absent, without further explanation, three of the most influential Indigenous voices – including Wyatt, the Minister for Indigenous Australians himself, who has been under fire after last week ruling out proposing any “enshrined voice to Parliament” in a referendum – the Voice.

  224. C.L.

    “Our client is anxious about the decision. The whole process has been really tough on him and his health. He just wants closure so he can get on with his life and stop thinking about it every single day.”

    He just wants to stop thinking about it and get on with his life … right after he launches a long-running and expensive civil suit to chase up some cash. What an asshole.

    I love how he’s watched enough American television to know how important “closure” is.

  225. JC

    He just wants closure so he can get on with his life and stop thinking about it every single day.”

    Yea, he wants to stop thinking about that elusive pile of cash, he just can’t quite get his paws on at the moment. That’s his anxiety. FMD

  226. Bad Samaritan

    Forget all this nonsense about the Japanese not wanting to invade Australia…..

    It was this guy who saved everyone’s bacon. Only six months after Pearl Harbour and the Japanese were already f*cke thanks to this guy!

    BTW: If anyone gets to San Francisco, it’s worthwhile visiting the Golden Gate National Cemetery. Nimitz, Spruance, Turner and Lockwood are all buried there together, as they’d planned during WWII.

  227. bespoke

    There is never closure just continuing.

  228. struth

    Cultural Marxism actually has the west arguing over who is what sex.
    Who could have thought it was possible?
    We actually consider giving people of the same sex the right to marry and spend time discussing the pros and cons of what ultimately everybody knows, is pure insanity.
    We pay for it with our taxes.
    And all the while they have been attacking with the walls down, and the Cultural Marxist side shows consuming us as we fight over who is on top of the cultural marxist Victim totem pole of moron division..
    They buy our businesses, land, politicians and academics.
    They steal our wealth, our power, our jobs, industry and laugh as they too, are totally surprised at just how the Frankfurt sschool, Alinsky and his mates and the socialist UN have been to be able to achieve division and insanity in the west as total and complete as the have.

  229. JC

    This is what passes to accountability for government paid schleps in today’s world. From the WSJ editorial page no less and there’s no sense of the absurd.

    Behold a unicorn: accountability in government. Attorney General William Barr said Monday he is demoting the acting head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Barr’s announcement doesn’t mention Jeffrey Epstein ’s death in custody two weeks ago, but that’s the clear subtext.

    With this action, the consequences for the Epstein debacle run all the way up the org chart. Two guards were put on leave for reportedly failing to check on the uber-wealthy sex offender as he allegedly hanged himself. The warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal jail in lower Manhattan, has been temporarily reassigned. But the buck doesn’t stop there, as Mr. Barr knows.

    Hugh Hurwitz was made acting director of the Bureau of Prisons last year. He will now go back to his previous job, running the agency’s Reentry Services Division. In his place Mr. Barr has appointed Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who led the Bureau of Prisons from 1992 to 2003. Mr. Barr originally elevated her during his first tour as Attorney General, which is perhaps why he feels comfortable moving quickly today.

    Whatever the case, credit to Mr. Barr. This is an example of the kind of response too often lacking in government. There’s always a risk of scapegoating in politics. Mr. Hurwitz was on the job only 15 months, and the Bureau of Prisons is huge, with 122 facilities and 177,000 inmates.

    Yet the fact remains that one of America’s most notorious federal prisoners, a rich sex offender with ties to powerful people, is dead. Replacing Mr. Hurwitz is a step toward fixing an obviously dysfunctional bureaucracy and restoring public faith in the justice system. If only the FBI or the New York City Housing Authority faced that kind of accountability.

    Fellas, no one has been fired!

  230. Black Ball

    Yes egg. The ABC being impartial and all that jazz. Excellent work in catching that. FMD

  231. Black Ball

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, I have seen you (I think) talk about this Flora and Fauna Act that Aboriginal people were counted under or whatever. I have never heard of this before you and others have brought this up. What exactly is the premise of the Act and how it apparently affected Aboriginal people? Genuinely interested.

  232. Old Lefty

    Coming next to the Soviet Socialist Toilet of Yarragrad, unless the appeal judges stop the juggernaut tomorrow?

    https://www.ucanews.com/news/catholics-in-fear-as-chinese-authorities-ban-religious-education/85786

  233. Lilliana

    struth
    #3136163, posted on August 20, 2019 at 4:14 pm
    Cultural Marxism actually has the west arguing over who is what sex.
    Who could have thought it was possible?
    We actually consider giving people of the same sex the right to marry and spend time discussing the pros and cons of what ultimately everybody knows, is pure insanity.
    We pay for it with our taxes.
    And all the while they have been attacking with the walls down, and the Cultural Marxist side shows consuming us as we fight over who is on top of the cultural marxist Victim totem pole of moron division..
    They buy our businesses, land, politicians and academics.
    They steal our wealth, our power, our jobs, industry and laugh as they too, are totally surprised at just how the Frankfurt sschool, Alinsky and his mates and the socialist UN have been to be able to achieve division and insanity in the west as total and complete as the have.

    This comment needed repeating. It should be on the front page of every newspaper in this country, or what’s left of it.

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