Open Forum: September 7, 2019

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  1. egg_

    a massive stretch of the motorway is 80kph due, according to the signage, roadworks. Yet within most of that zone there is not the slightest hint of any such work. No plant, no excavation, not even a bent blade of grass, not the tiniest crumb of dislodged bitumen – nothing. Except signs say there is roadwork.

    They seem loathe to put covers over the Roadwork/80 km/h signs on Motorways outside of actual roadwork hours for some reason.

  2. egg_

    They seem loathe to put covers over the Roadwork/80 km/h signs on Motorways outside of actual roadwork hours for some reason.

    Don’t want to confuse first generation third world drivers?

  3. duncanm

    2+2=5

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/ethics-teacher-stood-down-for-saying-stolen-generations-due-to-bad-parents-20190903-p52nkw.html

    A volunteer ethics teacher has been stood down from a Sydney primary school for telling students that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations were taken from their families because of poor parenting.

    Four students lodged complaints over the mid-August incident.

    Mao’s children are being taught well.

    ..”[He said] we should only listen to him because he was 75 and had lived in Townsville for 10 years.”

    So you bloody well should.

  4. Mark A

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3151013, posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:59 am

    ‘All right,’ he said, and stood up. Put his arms out to the sides. “I find the cartoons,
    offensive, all right?’

    Arms akimbo is a clear giveaway for having no more valid arguments but digging in.
    Anyone who’s been married for more than a year knows this.

  5. None

    Can’t believe the fascists at Coffs Harbour Council dared to tell anyone much less and Aboriginal woman that they can’t speak. WTF???
    FMD don’t state governments have control of councils? That useless twat Gladys should have just sacked Coffs Harbour council on the spot for being brownshirt thugs.

  6. egg_

    Arctic tours ship MS MALMO with 16 passengers on board got stuck in ice on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and North Pole.

    Greta?

  7. None

    Mao’s children are being taught well.

    Seems so.

  8. Tom

    Excellent work, KD. Only good can come of it.

  9. cohenite

    notafan

    #3150967, posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:58 am

    None I haven’t read Weinberg yet.

    The appeal majority judgment is a travesty. I don’t care about the catholic church or Pell but when such a blatant politicisation of the legal process occurs it is a great concern. The majority accumulated each aspect of the facts which separately were sufficient in themselves to cause reasonable doubt and said the amalgamation of those aspects reduced doubt below the threshold. Weinberg was scathing of this ridiculous approach. The HC has to deal with this.

  10. C.L.

    Finnis QC’s analysis of the Pell appeal makes for sickening reading.
    There are only two possible explanations for the dickhead duo’s refusal to acquit.
    Breathtaking intellectual failure or breathtaking judicial malice.
    I think it’s a combination of the two. They clearly pre-decided that Pell’s conviction could not be reversed because the leftists who rigged his prosecution had to be protected; then they set out to create ‘reasoning’ to accomplish this objective and – bereft of logic and overwhelmed with evidence that Pell’s accuser was in fact a lying fantasist – they decided to suspend the rule of law.

    I can’t fathom why Pell’s legal team has not publicly committed itself to a HC appeal.

  11. egg_

    all Google and Amazon robots visiting on my forum

    Trawling the web for business?

  12. stackja

    California sheriff blasts ‘folks in Sacramento after illegal immigrant allegedly shoots deputy, sparks chase
    By Paulina Dedaj | Fox News

    Published 2 days ago Last Update 1 day ago

    A California sheriff is calling for immigration reform in his state after he says sanctuary city policies freed a violent illegal immigrant who went on to shoot a police officer and lead cops on a wild, high-speed chase.

    Guadalupe Lopez-Herrara, 51, was taken into custody Thursday, a day after the Merced County’s Sheriff’s Office says Lopez-Herrara shot a deputy attempting to arrest him for allegedly violating a restraining order, FOX26 reported.

    “This person is not a legal citizen within the United States,” Merced Sheriff Vernon Warnke said at a press conference Thursday. “We had him in our custody in January of this year. And because of the folks in Sacramento limiting our ability to cooperate with ICE, we could not turn him over.”

  13. Tel

    The point is that all these speed signs citing roadwork where all evidence of roadwork is absent has rendered the signs – and consequently just about every other – meaningless. People have learned to ignore them.

    Yes I was just observing the exact same thing … on the same M4 which is full of roadwork signs displaying all the honesty of a NSW politician. However, the bastards will cheerfully lighten your wallet for ignoring the meaningless sign.

    That’s one of the reasons to go double-hard on politicians and government regulators caught bending the rules … because if they can’t follow them, they shouldn’t be imposing those rules on other people.

  14. Mother Lode

    Don’t want to confuse first generation third world drivers?

    I remember the first time (as a kid) that I saw a sign reading “GO BACK! YOU ARE GOING THE WRING WAY!”

    We will be getting a new generation of signs eventually reading “NO, YOU ARE RIGHT! IT IS THAT CLOWN WITH HIS HEADLIGHTS POINTED AT YOU WHO HAS SCREWED UP!”

  15. Geriatric Mayfly

    Why not Ceduna, Andamooka or, for those who like it cooler and deserve to live amid the consequences of the welfare state, Moe?

    Moe seems ideal. Just had a peek at the Real Estate offerings and there seems to be a particular style that would suit the poorly paid public servant. And at give away prices.

  16. egg_

    the same M4

    It should be relabelled the M80k.

  17. Mother Lode

    Arctic tours ship MS MALMO

    MALMO?

    Presumably the ships turbines are powered not by burning oil, but burning cars.

    Mon-‘give that mans face a rake’-ty would be able to verify this. He went to Malmo, didn’t he?

    With Custer and Patton.

  18. Shy Ted

    Watching the box last night I saw a graphic that currently showed current bushfires in Oz, looked a bit like this. Which is an awful lot. Now, we know they need 3 things – oxygen which is everywhere, fuel which is everywhere thanks to poor fuel management, and ignition, which isn’t everywhere. I smell not only smoke but a rat. Just finished a book called The Arsonist about a retarded, autistic arsonist. These characters are quite rare. My guess is activists are starting fires. But it’s the great unasked question – “who is starting all these fires?”

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ethics teacher stood down for saying Stolen Generations due to bad parents
    Jordan Baker
    By Jordan Baker
    September 9, 2019 — 12.00am

    A volunteer ethics teacher has been stood down from a Sydney primary school for telling students that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations were taken from their families because of poor parenting.

    The incident has raised questions about whether volunteers should be allowed to teach ethics and religion in public schools.

    The Special Education in Ethics (SEE) discussion, involving year six students at Dulwich Hill Public School, began as one about homelessness but became heated when one student mentioned the long-term trauma of the Stolen Generations.

    The elderly teacher told the students that what they had been told about the Stolen Generations was a beat-up, and that the real reason children were taken from their families was bad, lazy parenting, according to the parents of two students who attended the class.

    Sydney Moaning Hemorrhoid.

  20. Mark A

    egg_
    #3151050, posted on September 9, 2019 at 8:38 am

    all Google and Amazon robots visiting on my forum

    Trawling the web for business?

    Yes looking for key words, what’s not so much surprising but silly in my opinion i,s that once one robot visits the site all the others detect activity and visit as well.
    Like a chain reaction,

    The reason is that they have no access to the site’s recorded IP addresses.
    I have a script that is recording all visitors.

    Only actual sales MATTER.
    Hits are crap.

  21. egg_

    once one robot visits the site all the others detect activity and visit as well.

    Swarming their resources?

  22. Percy Popinjay

    Duuuuuuuhhhhhhh …

    Trigger warning: Irredeemable imbecile.

  23. bespoke

    Yes looking for key words

    Stilettos?

  24. Mark A

    egg_
    #3151061, posted on September 9, 2019 at 8:53 am

    once one robot visits the site all the others detect activity and visit as well.

    Swarming their resources?

    Don’t know about that but we think of the net is some fabulous, sophisticated entity.
    Some of it is, but most of it is brute force.

  25. Mother Lode

    “This person is not a legal citizen within the United States,” Merced Sheriff Vernon Warnke said at a press conference Thursday.

    Progressives treat citizenship as something utterly worthless – the rights currently attached to citizenship they would happily see extended to just about anyone who hops off a plane, steps over a border, or swims onto a beach.

    It is a pity you can’t (temporarily) deprive them of their citizenship rights and let them see what they are missing and why it matters.

    Who knows? They may learn something?

    That is every citizens right.

  26. Geriatric Mayfly

    Where is that corpse? Is it being kept on ice in Singapore, because power supplies in Zimbabwe are so unreliable it might ‘go off.’ I am eager to see which fellow thugs turn up for the burial of this offensive relic.

  27. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Maria is coming in a taxi to take me back to the house of her “father in religion ” who is presumably a voodoo believer who is responsible for Maria’s morals. Not an easy job.

    umm… Dr. BG. What does a Voodoo marriage ceremony involve?
    She is taking you to meet her ‘father’ in religion, a family priest, in a religious place.
    Tread carefully. You may come out of it with a wife.

    Wouldn’t hurt you at all, as far as I am concerned. 😀

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Where is that corpse? Is it being kept on ice in Singapore, because power supplies in Zimbabwe are so unreliable it might ‘go off.’ I am eager to see which fellow thugs turn up for the burial of this offensive relic.

    Said corpse should be left to the vultures and hyenas. It would be its finest hour.

  29. egg_

    Swarming their resources?

    Inadvertently, sans malice.
    50/50 Google/Amazon?

  30. 1735099

    Excellent work, KD. Only good can come of it.

    You’ve got to be kidding.
    Gomer’s problems are completely apparent to anyone reading this blog.
    He needs help.
    I’ve employed a few people like this down the years, and had to give them the headsup about their behaviour before it became an issue in terms of the organisation.
    Usually everybody else could see the problem, but the lack of self-awareness of the individual concerned obscured it for them.
    I had a golden rule.
    I’d act only after the third complaint, and I’d done my own observation.
    Usually that meant it wasn’t down to personal animosity , jealousy or spite.
    You’ve been “counselled”, old mate.
    You try to solve the problem before it becomes time consuming and messy and gets in the way of whatever the business unit or organisation is doing.
    The little story also reveals plenty about Gomer, and others who find common ground with weirdoes who post here.
    I’d include Cassie, Johno, Notafan and None amongst that choice little cluster.
    There are quite a few others.
    I’m glad none of them ever worked for me.
    It shows how aberrant most of the views expressed here are, and how much of a minority cohort they constitute.
    I guess that’s why this scrofulous little blog exists.
    It provides a provides a safe space for misfits and ranters..

  31. Mark A

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3151069, posted on September 9, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Tread carefully. You may come out of it with a wife.

    Wouldn’t hurt you at all, as far as I am concerned. 😀

    And all this time I thought of you as a kind caring woman.
    I’m shattered, my trust in human nature is gone, gone I say.

  32. Eyrie

    Lizzie, sounds about like how Captain Reynolds acquired Mrs Reynolds in Firefly.

  33. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It provides a provides a safe space for misfits and ranters..

    Does anyone else see the irony here?

  34. cohenite

    I guess that’s why this scrofulous little blog exists.
    It provides a provides a safe space for misfits and ranters..

    The irony, it burns.

  35. Mark A

    egg_
    #3151071, posted on September 9, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Inadvertently, sans malice.
    50/50 Google/Amazon?

    There are hundreds if not thousands of companies using robots egg.
    The ones crop up immediately when a new post arrives on any forum or website is Google or Bling(MS) Amazon following shortly.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    What does a Voodoo marriage ceremony involve?

    Something like this?

  37. egg_

    it’s the great unasked question – “who is starting all these fires?”

    When Aunty’s Backroads visited New England, they focussed on modern day forest dwelling tree change Greenoid ex City bugmen.
    Who knows what goes through such minds or their offspring’s?
    The biggest fire in NSW is in that region.

  38. mh

    Serena matches appear to be an opportunity for smug celebs to advertise their wokeness.

    Cara Delevingne kisses Ashley Benson as they watch Serena Williams at US Open

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/cara-delevingne-ashley-benson-kiss-serena-williams-us-open

  39. Roger

    Breathtaking intellectual failure or breathtaking judicial malice.

    The other way ’round, from left to right.

  40. stackja

    Historic Binna Burra lodge destroyed by fire
    Workers admit a historic Gold Coast hinterland lodge that has stood for generations destroyed by a savage bushfire may be “irreplaceable”.

    Michael Wray and Vanda Carson, The Courier-Mail
    Subscriber only

    September 9, 2019 5:12am

    AS firefighters fought their way towards Binna Burra lodge early Sunday morning they heard glass shattering in the historic old buildings.

    Already on the defensive and cut off from their heavy equipment, which was blocked behind dozens of massive gum trees strewn across the road, they were ordered to abort the rescue mission about 3am as conditions worsened. They knew the popular tourist attraction was in critical danger with some reporting seeing flames inside the lodge and restaurant before they left.

    Those fears were confirmed soon after first light as water bombing helicopters returned to the skies and their crews reported the total destruction of the popular tourist attraction.

    Historic Binna Burra Lodge was an eco-favourite for locals and international tourists alike, offering nature-lovers a dose of serenity for generations.

    Lamington National Park ranger Will Buch says multiple generations of families have celebrated weddings, anniversaries and birthdays in the dining and recreation rooms which were handcrafted from an old Canungra boarding house.

    Local tallowwood slabs and stringybark shingles were used to build the cabins at the resort founded in 1933 by conservationists Arthur Groom and Romeo Lahey, who wanted visitors to enjoy the Lamington National Park rainforest.

    “It is the sort of place where people come and stay a week, to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature,” Mr Buch said.

    He said guests were treated to “old-school” activities like a flying fox, abseiling, bush walking, bird walks, card games and social events and the lodge attracted a loyal following of repeat guests, some whose parents or grandparents married there.

    “We are absolutely shattered,” he said. “Some of the buildings are over 100 years old, that’s irreplaceable.”

    “The usual questions go through your mind. What else could have been done?”

  41. egg_

    The ones crop up immediately when a new post arrives on any forum or website is Google or Bling(MS) Amazon following shortly.

    Hence, the question – similar code and hence behaviour.
    Spambots similar?

  42. Geriatric Mayfly

    Said corpse should be left to the vultures and hyenas. It would be its finest hour.

    After burial it might be up to the bush pigs to dig him up. My field guide says, “Readily takes carrion and occasionally eats snakes.” Dead ones too I imagine.

  43. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I guess that’s why this scrofulous little blog exists.

    Scrofulous company you desire to keep in that case, Numbers.
    Why don’t you just scroffle off? Relief to all if you did.
    We know and are happy with who we are; you are a sad old hanger on around here.

  44. bespoke

    I’ve employed a few people like this down the years

    No you didn’t the government did, numberwang.

  45. None

    Breathtaking intellectual failure or breathtaking judicial malice.

    I would say the latter. I was consistently pessimistic of Pell’s chances after watching the appeal and the questions posed by Maxwell. HE WANTED THE PROSECUTION TO SUCCEED. Weinberg on the other hand questioned ridiculous statements and points of law. As for that lazy arsed comatose woman judge, she should be drug tested and thrown off the bench.

  46. Mother Lode

    I guess that’s why this scrofulous little blog exists.
    It provides a provides a safe space for misfits and ranters..

    The irony, it burns.

    The funny thing is that, if he didn’t come here, the blog he complains of would not exists.

    Well, it wouldn’t be scrofulous anyway.

  47. Mark A

    egg_
    #3151084, posted on September 9, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Hence, the question – similar code and hence behaviour.
    Spambots similar?

    Similar or same but location is the key.
    Microseconds matter.

    Don’t want to go into it but I’m a keen punter and I know of pro punters who moved to or have access to internet close to the TAB servers to be able to get on at the very last microsecond.

    From here in Europe I can only bet via VPN, by the time I put my bet in the race could have started, I have to keep that in mind all the time.

  48. Dr Faustus

    He went to Malmo, didn’t he?

    I’ve obviously missed the background for this blog’s fascination with Malmo.
    The bright(ish) spot is the Restaurant Bastard – otherwise, it’s a bleak, unattractive dump.

  49. Bushkid

    JC
    #3150913, posted on September 9, 2019 at 1:48 am
    Shit. Just wow

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02638-w

    Regular meditation does the same good things and more, JC, but without the cost of the drugs, or the fattening of big Pharma.

  50. Geriatric Mayfly

    As for that lazy arsed comatose woman judge, she should be drug tested and thrown off the bench.

    I feel a song coming on: For now I’m a Judge and a good Judge too. Chorus. For now she’s a Judge and a good Judge too.

  51. None

    I won’t be sad when numbers dies. Kind of grateful for natural attrition, in fact.

  52. Cassie of Sydney

    “I’ve employed a few people like this down the years”

    Comedy gold from the serial fantasist.

  53. None

    Comedy gold from the serial fantasist.

    If you told me numbers was Pell’s accuser I’d believe you. He’s such a liar.

  54. bespoke

    And I was just thinking the frightbat had got her daemons under control.

  55. mh

    Restaurant Bastard would be too good for Monty.

  56. mh

    Maria is coming in a taxi

    Phrasing

  57. Old School Conservative

    No you didn’t the government did, numberwang.

    Well spotted bespoke.

  58. Cassie of Sydney

    “I guess that’s why this scrofulous little blog exists.”

    Has anyone else noticed that the Toowoomba Turd’s favourite word is “scrofulous”…he must think he is being intellectual.

  59. None

    he must think he is being intellectual.

    No. He is just old. It is a seriously outdated word.

  60. I can’t fathom why Pell’s legal team has not publicly committed itself to a HC appeal.

    +1
    But then I am no legal expert.
    I would have thought that hastening proceedings, given pell’s age and infirmity, would bear some consideration.

  61. Geriatric Mayfly

    In the Middle Ages it was believed that royal touch, the touch of the sovereign of England or France, could cure diseases owing to the divine right of sovereigns. Henry VI of England is alleged to have cured a girl with it. Scrofula was therefore also known as the King’s evil. From 1633, the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church contained a ceremony for this, and it was traditional for the monarch (king or queen) to present to the touched person a coin—usually an angel, a gold coin the value of which varied from about 6 shillings to about 10 shillings. In England this practice continued until the early 18th century, and was continued by the Jacobite pretenders until the extinction of the House of Stuart with the death of the pretender Henry IX. King Henry IV of France is reported as often touching and healing as many as 1,500 individuals at a time.
    Herbalist Nicholas Culpepper (1616–1654), is claimed to have treated his daughter for scrofula with lesser celandine, and cured her within a week.[2]
    Queen Anne touched the infant Samuel Johnson in 1712,[3] but King George I put an end to the practice as being “too Catholic”. The kings of France continued the custom until Louis XV stopped it in the 18th century, though it was briefly revived by Charles X in 1825.

  62. John Constantine

    Following their jacindamania. We cannot watch terrorists at work because it may cause a backlash against the Narrative.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-09/australians-being-stopped-from-watching-live-streamed-murders/11490580

    “But yes, they tend to be more far-right extremist sites.”

    Three of the five notices had been complied with, but no prosecutions had yet been initiated.
    Footage of Christchurch attack still online

    Ms Inman Grant said other new powers were being used to stop Australians accessing the footage and manifesto of the Christchurch terror attack.

    Nearly six months on, and despite efforts to have it removed, eight foreign-based websites have refused requests to take the content down.

    This legislation is not to prevent recruitment of australian diasporas to terror networks, it is to prevent right-wing dissenters from backlashing against our elites.

    You have Flowers and Candles as your approved response to terror.

    Flee, then Cower, then Beg, Comrades.

  63. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m feeling deplorably scrofulous, maybe I should go to LA and acquire some diseases.
    Or even better, Fayetteville.

    Line Forms 48 Hours Early for President Trump’s Campaign Rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina

    Anyone would think he’s popular if people are camping out for two days just to get into the 10,880 seat centre. It’s a mystery.

  64. Anthony

    incoherent rambler
    #3151104, posted on September 9, 2019 at 9:41 am
    I can’t fathom why Pell’s legal team has not publicly committed itself to a HC appeal.

    +1
    But then I am no legal expert.
    I would have thought that hastening proceedings, given Pell’s age and infirmity, would bear some consideration.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that the high court appeal won’t take long. No right-minded judge would want to be associated in any way with the nonsense from those two muppets from the left.

  65. 1735099

    Just another unintended consequence of the wonderful second amendment.
    America – home of the paranoid; land of the shooting spree.

  66. Old School Conservative

    Apropos of absolutely nothing.
    My 7-y-0 grandson highlighted a problem for me on the weekend.

    He and I were looking at google maps on my iPhone.
    It showed where my home is, where the phone was, and where my car was parked.
    I said “That’s scary”
    He said “No that’s normal”.
    I thought “His response is even more scary”.
    Shades of Valentine’s plot in “Kingsman – The Secret Service”.

  67. Black Ball

    Good morning.
    Someone upthread bemoaned the appearance of 2 gays on a Telstra advertisement informing their parents that they are getting hitched. Well an ad spruiking The Proposal has been billed ‘the event’ in which a lady is looking for love. Except this one is bisexual. So a cavalcade of men and women try to win her heart. Thinking it will end in tears. FMD

  68. Geriatric Mayfly

    “[Meghan and Harry] won’t allow Archie to be photographed when they land [in South Africa], and the press are starting to gripe,” Larcombe told Page Six. “If there was pressure

    Ongoing secrecy about this little chap makes me suspicious. Could he be a throwback?

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anyone would think he’s popular if people are camping out for two days just to get into the 10,880 seat centre. It’s a mystery.

    They obviously don’t care that he was deferred five times with heel spurs, or has a weight problem.

  70. dover_beach

    Finnis QC’s analysis of the Pell appeal makes for sickening reading.
    There are only two possible explanations for the dickhead duo’s refusal to acquit.
    Breathtaking intellectual failure or breathtaking judicial malice.
    I think it’s a combination of the two. They clearly pre-decided that Pell’s conviction could not be reversed because the leftists who rigged his prosecution had to be protected; then they set out to create ‘reasoning’ to accomplish this objective and – bereft of logic and overwhelmed with evidence that Pell’s accuser was in fact a lying fantasist – they decided to suspend the rule of law.

    I can’t fathom why Pell’s legal team has not publicly committed itself to a HC appeal.

    It really is a must read, and yes, I think it is a combination of those two. The mitigating factor is their inexperience in the criminal law, but how do you explain them innocently reversing the onus of proof, which they clearly did, or their partial reliance on Potter’s testimony in order to obtain the 5-6 mins of opportunity after Mass for the alleged assaults to occur in the Priest’s sacristy while ignoring the fact that he also stated that the sacristy remained locked during this interval:

    It was common ground that Potter was the person who unlocked the Priests’ Sacristy [within which the alleged rapes etc. occurred on 15 December 1996] and that he did so after Mass. His evidence was that, after the choir and clergy had processed to the west door, he would go the sanctuary, where he would wait until parishioners had finished what he called their ‘private time’ for prayer after the service. This was typically a period of five or six minutes. He would then take books from the sanctuary and unlock the door to the Priests’ Sacristy. He would then return to the sanctuary to gather up the sacred vessels and – sometimes with the assistance of the altar servers – would take them back to the Priests’ Sacristy.

    This might still be short of judicial malice, but it is gross incompetence that should see them removed from hearing cases ever again. I completely understand why Weinberg said it pained him that Ferguson and Maxwell voted to dismiss the appeal.

  71. Dr Faustus

    I would have though Pell’s case might interest the High Court – it’s quite high profile and one would imagine some of their honners must have casually glanced at the contending decisions.

    At the very least it appears to extend the legal precedent for “beyond reasonable doubt” to catch:

    ‘improbable, but not impossible for someone with Ethan Hunt’s mad ninja skills, particularly when the complainant gives evidence in a plausible and convincing manner and freely admits to gaping holes and inconsistencies in his/her testimony…’.

    It might be important.

  72. Boambee John

    I guess that’s why this scrofulous little blog exists.
    It provides a provides a safe space for misfits and ranters..

    Seagull doesn’t own a mirror!

  73. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just another unintended consequence of the wonderful second amendment.

    That lucky young lady just had a better education in a week than she’ll get in her whole university degree. The world is no longer safe for young women, due to the depredations of the Left. Hopefully she’ll now also get a firearm and training.

  74. Boambee John

    Breathtaking intellectual failure or breathtaking judicial malice.

    Don’t exclude the probability of “and”.

  75. bespoke

    Seagull doesn’t own a mirror!

    Yes he does (a shaving mirror to supervise little special needs girls) but he doesn’t have a reflection.

  76. egg_

    Ongoing secrecy about this little chap makes me suspicious. Could he be a throwback?

    Royal tar babies are too woke?

  77. egg_

    he doesn’t have a reflection.

    We have a winner!

    Do the undead Greens party have any reflections?

  78. Knuckle Dragger

    You’re missing the point, Liability Bob.

    Nothing I put up was more offensive than the ones fat cube dwellers do depicting cats hanging off branches. The boss’s aim was to clip the wings of someone who doesn’t adhere to the corporate narrative, and focuses on actually selling hot dogs.

    And my performance in that field of endeavour, as much as I hate pumping my own tyres up, cannot be criticised.

    And he wasn’t trying to save me from anything. He was trying to save himself from being grilled about his workplace culture, and even worse (for him) having to tell the top floor that there was nothing wrong with the WIP stuff. Anathema for an ambitious man who loses sight of what he should be doing.

    It’s about the principle, Old Yeller. But you wouldn’t know about that.

    Woof.

  79. MatrixTransform

    It provides a provides a safe space for misfits and ranters..

    retards … dont forget the retards

  80. Geriatric Mayfly

    Dropped in on Parliament for a nano second. Bandt on his hind trotters in the House, and another whacko Green womyn going for it in the Senate. First day back after the winter recess and the place is in the grip of inertia.

  81. Zyconoclast

    Good thing the Libs/Nats won the last NSW State election.
    Imagine the bad things Labor would have done.

    Why your lights will stay on without Liddell’s coal power

    NSW has indicated it is willing to lead the other states to implement a state-based regime to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This initiative would support investment, drive down prices, and further safeguard reliability.

    SiliconValley of solar’: NSW to set interim carbon reduction targets

    NSW will set interim carbon reduction targets to guide its economy to net-zero emissions by 2050 in the latest sign the Berejiklian government plans to beef up its climate change action.

    Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean said the government had been elected on a policy of achieving carbon neutrality by mid-century and “we are working towards delivering that”.

  82. 1735099

    The world is no longer safe for young women, due to the depredations of the Left.

    Apparently, given the facts (statistics), Australia is much safer for everybody (including young women) than the USA.
    US murder rate is 10 times ours, violent crime rate 5 times ours, rape rate 13 times ours.
    Apparently (according to many postings here) Australia is somewhere to the left (on the political spectrum) of the USA.
    Please explain how this can be, given that “guns make us safe”, and the “depredations of the Left” have “ruined public safety”, across the Pacific, but not in Australia.

  83. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Lambie’s about-face on drug-testing trials

    Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has backflipped on the government’s drug-testing trials for welfare recipients, saying she would not support them one day after backing in the proposals.

    “No, I won’t be supporting it unless I can see the rehabilitation services and the services that these people need to kick their habit are actually set up. Which I am yet to see,” she told the Nine Network.

    On Sunday, Senator Lambie said she would support ultimately support the bill.

    “I’m happy to support the drug testing of welfare recipients.” she said at Canberra Airport on Sunday.

    Senator Lambie’s shift on drug testing imperils the chances of the drug-testing trials passing the senate during this sitting fortnight. Labor and the Greens oppose the government’s plans.

    She has previously said she would only support drug testing for dole recipients if politicians are tested too.

    Senator Lambie seems still set to back the government’s union-busting bills — allowing courts to deregister rogue unions and union officials — unless controversial construction union boss John Setka quits.

    “I’m going to stay very solid on this: John Setka needs to resign,” Senator Lambie told Nine newspapers on Monday.

    “Either he resigns now or these rules will come into place and he won’t be able to stay on the line and he’s going to go down anyway. Is it worth taking 1.4 million union members down with him?”

    From the Oz. Tasmania, you’re standing in it..

  84. Mark A:
    I followed the addresses and got this
    and this;
    Are they significant?

  85. Mother Lode

    Anyone would think he’s popular if people are camping out for two days just to get into the 10,880 seat centre. It’s a mystery.

    In fairness, a lot of people did the sleep out during Obama’s Presidency.

    Typically under bridges, in doorways, beneath tarpaulins stretch between dumpsters etc.

  86. bespoke

    Tedious repetition in the hope that one day people will stop challenging it .

    Empty victory, Sad!.

  87. Robert Mc

    Finnis QC’s analysis of the Pell appeal makes for sickening reading.

    Honorary QC, that is. Bestowed upon him for his academic career. Don’t know that he’s ever actually been in a courtroom. Finnis became a rabid follower of Catholicism upon his conversion from the Anglican faith over fifty years ago. Since then his utterances have been wholly supportive of the more backward of the Roman Church’s beliefs, and much of what he has written makes for sickening reading. No doubt a hero of the rabid Catholics on the Cat and a few of their urgers, and it is unsurprising that his speculative Quadrant piece has been applauded by them.

  88. BrettW

    It must be annoying for the Coalition to have to get Lambie support. She is not to be trusted.

    TAS has a lot to answer for in electing her.

  89. C.L.

    Annabel Crabb is angry that men aren’t women or something.

  90. She has previously said she would only support drug testing for dole recipients if politicians are tested too.

    Fair enuf.

  91. stackja

    Shy Ted
    #3151057, posted on September 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Follow the money?

  92. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    It must be annoying for the Coalition to have to get Lambie support. She is not to be trusted.

    Coalition should declare the write off, of Tasmania’s public housing debt, null and void.

    Any, what else do you expect from a former elephant tracker?

  93. John Constantine

    Chicom Tyrant claimed this was no big deal, while his agents scoured the world locking in mass tonnages of cheap meat as replacement.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-09/asf-expected-as-levy-delayed/11490174

    Australia’s chief vet expects several more countries to declare they have detected the deadly pig disease African Swine Fever (ASF) in coming days.
    Key points:

    Australia’s chief vet says the spread of African Swine Fever is all but inevitable
    His comments come as amid costly delays to the implementation of a new biosecurity levy
    A national farmers’ group is calling for the levy to be ushered in as a matter of urgency

    Speaking in Canberra late last week, Chief Veterinary Officer Mark Schipp said the Philippines is due to announce the results of recent testing.

    Outbreaks of ASF have already been reported in China, Vietnam and Myanmar, resulting in millions of pigs being culled.

    “We’re expecting a number of countries to announce they’ve got ASF in the coming days, and we’ve already taken steps in preparation for that,” Dr Schipp said.

    Bioterrorism from bioactivists the nightmare final solution to the meat eating problem. Vegynsys releasing pig plague in Australia to kill all the pigs to save them from being eaten.

    Comrades.

  94. John Constantine

    Free range pig operations in Australia being closed at rapid speed, all pigs to now be housed in sheds for greater biosecurity in response to the plague threat.

  95. C.L.

    Drug-testing welfare recipients must be one of the stupidest, most fascistic ideas ever to emerge from the fart factory that is the modern Liberal Party. If receiving government money means these people have to surrender their bodily privacy to the state, then all public servants – who waste one hundred times the money expended on dole recipients – must also be tested.

  96. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-09/negative-power-prices-will-not-help-consumers-in-the-short-term/11485614

    Negative interest rates and negative electricity prices and negative property market are unmissable signs of an economy that is one stagger away from the abyss.

    Why are generators paying big money to offload their power?

    The simplest answer is there are generators, with sufficient capacity to power Queensland’s needs, saying to AEMO, “I’m willing to pay you $1,000 per MWh to take my power”.

    Beyond that it gets complicated, but negative bids are not that uncommon and there are a variety of reasons generators would be prepared to pay to offload their power.

    It is cheaper for most big coal generators to pay to keep their turbines turning than shut them down and restart them
    Many renewable generators have fixed-price contacts and don’t worry about the spot price
    Large-scale Generation Certificates; if the value of a renewable generators’ LGCs (say $40/MWh) outweighs the spot price (say -$20/MWh), profits are still made by selling at negative prices
    Using the markets’ hedging (or derivative) contracts, in some circumstances, a generator can make serious money if “short” in power when the price is negative; the counterparty, of course, pays a motza

    While domestic customers may not have seen the negative prices passed on, and some generators are bleeding, there are still winners around.

    Big battery owners and operators are effectively being paid to recharge their units, a bit like a supermarket being paid by suppliers to restock their shelves.

    Industrial users, with direct contracts with generators, are also enjoying their moment in the sun, so to speak.

    However, it’s swings and roundabouts. Those same industrial users, unless they hedge their consumption, get hammered in the height of summer when spot prices soar towards the $14,700/MWh ceiling.

  97. bespoke

    Going back to making them hand applications in instead of just emailing them in would help motivate them more.

  98. Bruce of Newcastle

    Apparently, given the facts (statistics), Australia is much safer for everybody (including young women) than the USA.

    We’re always about 20 years behind the US socially.
    Two generations of people educated to have no morality are coming through the system.

    Rise of the Nones: education without divinity or selfhood (via BCF)

    The statistics indicate that there are as many Americans with no religion as there are Evangelicals or Catholics. Those with weak or “cultural” religious identity are rapidly disappearing. The rise of those without religion—the “Nones”—is now well-documented and the occasion of much commentary, including this series in which we examine the Nones as they relate to the five central topic areas of Public Discourse.

    Not only religion disappears, but so too those depths described by existentialists, idealists, romantics, psychoanalysts, and transcendentalists. Moses is passé, but so is Freud; Jesus is ignored, but so are Camus and Thoreau.

    This is part and parcel of what Charles Taylor calls “exclusive humanism”: the idea that the highest possible good is human well-being, with “well-being” deflated to something achieved through purely technological, political, and economic means, entailing only the material satisfactions offered by growing GDP and the newest iPhones. Supernatural vocation has vanished, and even the old humanism is judged naïve, haunted by religiously tainted accounts of human dignity and aspirations.

    Those generations are now being educated to regard themselves above everything else. That means a lot of kids will have no moral basis to avoid gratifying themselves. At the same time the rise of frightbat feminism and qwertyism has made marriage a worthless aim.

    What do you think that is going to do to the safety of women in society Numbers? When no one has morals policing becomes nigh on impossible, since there are too many crims to police. When seconds count police are increasingly hours away.

  99. Bruce of Newcastle:

    Please Mr ScoMo, relocate the Dept of the Environment and Energy to Bourke. It would be glorious.

    Did you notice on the original post, the transgender dad complaining at how the people in Kansas City might not be as nice to him as he wanted?
    Perhaps he should go and make friends with people like himself.
    Many do – chess players meet other chess players, Shakespearean actors do likewise, the same as statisticians.
    Even weirdos get together and do weirdish things.
    The rest of society isn’t responsible for your social life.

  100. 1735099

    What do you think that is going to do to the safety of women in society Numbers?

    You’ve shifted the goalposts.
    You were claiming that the safety of young women (now – not in the future) has been compromised by the “Left”.
    Now it’s “what it’s going to do”.
    More paranoia.
    Move across the Pacific.
    You’d be right at home.

  101. Arky

    Big battery owners and operators are effectively being paid to recharge their units, a bit like a supermarket being paid by suppliers to restock their shelves.

    ..
    Gawd.
    Just nationalise the power grids.
    The bloody old unions weren’t as bad as this effing mess.

  102. Shy Ted

    Hope you’re all watching the tennis on SBS 30. 5th set, gripping.

  103. bespoke

    Even weirdos get together and do weirdish things.

    😎

  104. zyconoclast

    Drone Bubble Bursts, Wiping Out Startups and Hammering VC Firms

    New commercial drone businesses flooded into the market at the start of the decade, flush with venture capital and giddy with visions of unmanned aircraft being used for everything from delivering packages to fertilizing farmland.

    Unmanned aircraft are still seen as a pillar of the future. But for now, all that over-heated enthusiasm is getting a cold blast of reality.

  105. stackja

    Shy Ted
    #3151151, posted on September 9, 2019 at 10:53 am

    40-40

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    Enlightened Sweden is ahead of us on the arc. They imported a horde of horny men with a culture of disrespecting secular government and consequently policing is breaking down.

    Sweden: No-Go Areas Hire Security Guards to Make up for Lack of Police (8 Sep)

    Due to a lack of police officers, several no-go “vulnerable areas” in Sweden have been forced to hire security guards in an effort to combat crime and violence.

    The municipality of Söderhamn is one of the areas forced to pay for security guards as there are currently no municipal police available to patrol the city centre with the local government diverting funds to pay for the guards, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

    And despite the lack of European gun culture and strong social opprobrium against firearms people are arming themselves.

    ‘Feeling of insecurity’: Alarm gun ownership on the rise in Germany (3 Sep)

    A new survey shows an increasing number of people throughout Germany hold a certificate needed to carry an alarm gun.

    The number of people holding this type of permit has risen dramatically in Germany. Currently 640,000 citizens are entitled to carry an alarm gun, up from 260,000 in 2014, according to a survey conducted by RP Online of all 16 German states.

    If the government and society cannot provide defense and security then the people will provide it for themselves. And the Left is failing to provide defense and security.

  107. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hey, does JC’s offer of a plane ticket to Malmo apply to Numbers too?

  108. Geriatric Mayfly

    GM if you want to see Archie you have to buy Hello Magazine

    If it has a Form Guide as popular as that of the now defunct Truth, I will get a whole subscription.

  109. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hey, does JC’s offer of a plane ticket to Malmo apply to Numbers too?

    Riccardo Bosi and I were working on that deal – once Riccardo pointed out that the deal included repatriation of monty’s dead body, if the worst came to the worst, somehow, he lost interest.

  110. notafan

    or their partial reliance on Potter’s testimony in order to obtain the 5-6 mins of opportunity after Mass for the alleged assaults to occur in the Priest’s sacristy while ignoring the fact that he also stated that the sacristy remained locked during this interval:

    That 5-6 mimutes doesn’t work very well either

    The boys have to leave the procession and walk back past the parishioners still praying in the body of the church to get to the sacristy (no-one of course noticing them so they must have walked quietly) going straight to the sacristy which is normally locked try the door to find it unlocked, open the door and leave it open while they go straight to the wine (wrong colour wrong receptacle) having never been in the room before! and immediately start drinking it.

    If you were going to go into the sacristy and steal wine wouldn’t you take it and move on down into the Knox Centre rather than leave the door open for anyone and there was bound to be several anyones (which the boys would know) to come in and catch you

    it should never have gotten as far as the dpp
    plausible only if teleporting involved

  111. John Constantine

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-09/alex-braes-death-still-haunts-doctors/11470424

    Normally, the avoidable deaths flowing through rural medical systems are the frail elderly in the last months end of life, and the death is a relief from suffering.

    Eighteen year old strapping rural lad dies from something that would have been fixed in minutes for a few bucks in the big city is still outlier enough to be a disaster porn story.

    Comes back to the herds of medical staff being trained up in Australias medical schools being recruited from the demographics of the future megacity based Australia and these medicos will not go work out in the ‘clearances country’ of Old Australia that is being rewilded to create New worldcity australia.

    Can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

    Comrades.

  112. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bruce of Newcastle
    #3151158, posted on September 9, 2019 at 11:05 am
    Hey, does JC’s offer of a plane ticket to Malmo apply to Numbers too?”

    Malmo is almost Judenrein….SScumbers will be right at home there…full of other Joooo haters.

  113. John Constantine

    Alex and his father arrived back at the hospital.

    Max McLean was the after-hours nurse manager at Broken Hill.

    Mr McLean says by this stage — Alex’s third presentation — alarm bells should have been ringing.

    “Certainly other hospitals will highlight a second presentation or third presentation, [to ask] ‘have we missed something?'” Mr McLean said.

    Broken Hill staff had missed something, but still, no-one did proper observations of Alex.

    Former Broken Hill obstetrician Dr Simon Stewart-Rattray told Four Corners the failure to do vital-signs observations was “indefensible”.

    “Unfortunately it’s a very serious omission that somebody who’s been repeatedly in the emergency department hasn’t been gone over with a fine-tooth comb,” he said.

    Alex’s ultrasound showed a possible torn tendon and again Alex was sent home and told to rest, ice and elevate his leg and to come back in two weeks if the pain hadn’t stopped.

    By the following morning, Alex’s pain was so excruciating, he couldn’t walk. He called his father home from work. Alex’s father called triple zero to ask an ambulance to take his son to hospital, but no ambulance was available.

    Alex’s father managed to bundle his six-foot-three son into the family’s car and drive — for a fourth time — to the emergency department.

    When they arrived, Alex was unable to get out of the car, so his father went to triage to ask for help. It took 25 minutes for a wheelchair to be brought out so Alex could be taken from the car into the hospital.

    Alex was now in toxic shock from a deadly, flesh-eating disease known as necrotising fasciitis.

    “The kidneys start to fail in what is an overwhelming sepsis and that is something that we were battling against, because we didn’t actually have the resources to support failing kidneys — that’s why we needed to get him out,” nurse Max McLean said.

  114. notafan

    gomer calling someone else gomer is nearly as funny as grigs calling drbeagan drbogan

    Also copy cat from ballarat

  115. Arky

    has never seen an angry hot dog

    ..
    Classic.

  116. BrettW

    Chris Kenny column in today’s Oz includes two Notes to Ita about ABC staffing. They relate to employing hosts of Insiders and Media Watch solely to do 1 hr and 15 min shows. Surely they could combine the two and save $200,000 + alone.

    Paul Barry is by far the most highly paid TV person based on $’s for minutes of screen time.

  117. Des Deskperson

    ‘Annabel Crabb is angry that men aren’t women or something.’

    It was only when I saw the new edition of the Quarterly Essay in my news agency just now the I realised that Crabbe’s ‘analysis’ piece on the ABC News website is nothing but a shameless promo for her essay, although the on-line article pretty much admits it at the bottom.

    I don’t mind our ‘progressive’ elites cross-promoting each other, so long as it isn’t done on the taxpayers time and disguised as ‘news’. I assume Crabbe was paid for the ABC piece flogging her own ‘essay’.

    Other contributor to the Quarterly Essay this quarter include David Marr, Kristina Keneally, Matthew Ricketson and the repulsive Barry Jones.

    .

  118. Geriatric Mayfly

    flesh-eating disease known as necrotising fasciitis.

    Whenever I see this mentioned I just cannot help myself thinking of England during a “scare.”

    British Tabloid: ‘I watched my mum’s face rot.’

  119. C.L.

    Other contributor to the Quarterly Essay this quarter include David Marr, Kristina Keneally, Matthew Ricketson and the repulsive Barry Jones.

    LOL. What a gallery of revolting cretins.

  120. Geriatric Mayfly

    A bit of unusual earthquake activity in sub Saharan Africa. The diggers are probably going deep to find a bed of diamonds in which to put the Old Simian to rest. Grace would have so ordered.

  121. stackja

    QE same as Saturday Paper.

  122. Bruce of Newcastle

    The diggers are probably going deep to find a bed of diamonds in which to put the Old Simian to rest.

    So the Crocodile isn’t going to skin and tan him, and mount the head on a plaque?

  123. egg_

    gripping

    I hope that’s a racquet you’re gripping?

  124. BrettW

    I see David Marr mentioned.

    Probably just a co-incidence that he was one of the guests on the episode of The Drum that was not put to air and later edited because of inappropriate remarks. I believe one of the topics raised was a certain legal case involving a Cardinal.

  125. egg_

    Annabel Crabb is angry that men aren’t women or something.

    Aren’t ba lls their new vulva?

  126. Geriatric Mayfly

    So the Crocodile isn’t going to skin and tan him, and mount the head on a plaque?

    Might be tricky. Some animals can be aged by the growth of their horns. At 95 you would need a special pavilion to exhibit Bob the Butcher and his Satanic prongs.

  127. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Mr McLean says by this stage — Alex’s third presentation — alarm bells should have been ringing.
    “Certainly other hospitals will highlight a second presentation or third presentation, [to ask] ‘have we missed something?’” Mr McLean said.

    Our daughter developed intussusception at three months, breast fed, throwing up yellow bile, diagnosed by a doctor called to our home as mild gastro-enteritis. I knew that gastro was extremely rare in breast-fed babies. I waited a day, then Hairy and I took her to the children’s hospital emergency. Gastro, they said too, a junior intern, who was well able to see the yellow bile which had covered my dress in the waiting room.

    We went home. I was still very unhappy at the diagnosis. She wasn’t feeding, seemed to clench up in spasms of abdominal pain, and then she started to look deathly pale and feel ‘flat’. I’d told them all of this, and now it was worsening. Into the car quick, I said to Hairy and we raced back to the kids’ hospital. At last they took some notice. Senior resident surgeon was called and we were told it was going to be touch and go now for our baby girl, with a theatre waiting while they tried with a barium enema to unloop the bowel that had turned in on itself to make an obstructing knot. It worked, but the worst half hour of our life. If I had been a less experienced mother and had believed the first two medicos she would have died.

    Always listen to the mother, the Senior Resident Surgeon said to me, and made a point of it to the staff.

    A friend of mine later told me that Alsatian dogs are very prone to this sort of bowel condition.
    Was no comfort at all.

  128. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Other contributor to the Quarterly Essay this quarter include David Marr, Kristina Keneally, Matthew Ricketson and the repulsive Barry Jones.

    I’ll bet this outfit gets Australia Council funding too from that large taxpayer slush fund, while Quadrant gets nothing, the small amount they use to get being axed a while back by the leftie dispensers of your cash.

    Either give it across the spectrum of small magazines, or don’t give any to anyone and let them all be self-funding. Bet I know which ones would go under first.

    Are you listening here Scott Morrison??

  129. Shy Ted

    And they wonder why the SA economy is a basket case. Meet the powerbrokers. Arty types and unionists and journalists and more arty types and people who try to make a $ off arty types and gummint staff. And more arty types. And a gin maker who you’ve never heard of to prove we produce something. It’s enough to drive you to drink but none of the local bottle shops stock his brands.

  130. egg_

    necrotising fasciitis.

    Sounds like a Leftoid flesh eating parasite.

  131. John Constantine:

    Eighteen year old strapping rural lad dies from something that would have been fixed in minutes for a few bucks in the big city is still outlier enough to be a disaster porn story.

    Sheer fucking incompetence… It’s repeated damn near every week in a hospital near you.
    The money going to administration is incredible.
    1 Bed = 1 car +2 computers + 1 admin staffer.

  132. bespoke

    Matt Clemow is one of those people that almost everyone in Adelaide seems to know, even if almost no-one knows quite what it is he does.

    Um no and LOL!

    He got his start, almost by accident, in journalism – born into horseracing, he did a bit of work for the TAB guide and, after that folded

    I am on the floor and cant get up, please help!

  133. Lizzie:

    Our daughter developed intussusception at three months, breast fed, throwing up yellow bile, diagnosed by a doctor called to our home as mild gastro-enteritis. I knew that gastro was extremely rare in breast-fed babies. I waited a day, then Hairy and I took her to the children’s hospital emergency. Gastro, they said too, a junior intern, who was well able to see the yellow bile which had covered my dress in the waiting room

    Did anyone try holding the baby upside down? (Old bush remedy – the intussusception may just retract back if it’s in the right place.)

  134. C.L.

    Old bush remedy

    Reminds me of that scene from the charming Doc Hollywood:

  135. Arky

    The problem is the establishment, always has been the establishment, always will be the establishment:
    ..


  136. bespoke

    Old bush remedy

    Soak it Diesel.

  137. feelthebern

    Breathtaking intellectual failure or breathtaking judicial malice.

    This is the problem for western democracies.
    As is selective enforcement.

  138. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    Winston,

    May I just say that your comment at 12.15 am this morning on the state of affairs here in Oz, and where we are heading, is probably the most astute and accurate observation I have read on this blog in the six + years I have been reading it.

    A sad state of affairs but thank you anyway for presenting the truth so clearly and succinctly.

  139. feelthebern

    There used to be a wonderful little show on the ABC called “Back Chat”.
    It used to air weekly & was 100% feedback from viewers regarding ABC tv & radio.
    They’d get 95% complaints & it was awesome as there was zero filter.
    They used to play back phone messages & show letters in full.
    The ABC used to say, yep you got us, we got it wrong, we’ll try spend tax payer dollars better next time.
    Now the ABC spends months looking for reasons to argue the sky isn’t blue.
    Crikey that’s a long time ago.

  140. Black Ball

    Hot Air site sees Roman Polanski picking up a gong at Venice Film Festival. Head over if you wish, article has naughty words to link here

  141. feelthebern

    Week one of the NFL.
    My Giants get spanked.
    Tom Brady is smashing the Steelers…& AB isn’t even playing yet.
    I’m calling it.
    The Patriots will not lose a game all season, wins the superbowl & Brady retires.

  142. Black Ball

    Eli Manning gawn Bern?

  143. Thank you Peter.
    I took absolutely no joy in writing that.

  144. feelthebern

    Manning still passed for over 300 yards with no ints.
    Having the new chap snapping at his heals might put some fire in his belly.
    But by season end, Jones will be the starter.

  145. mizaris

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-09/australians-being-stopped-from-watching-live-streamed-murders/11490580

    I am a 62 year old suburban housewife with limited IT skills and knowledge. Yet I can easily and anonymously download the full Tarrant video. I’m not sure that the censors have really thought this through.

  146. DrBeauGan

    I don’t think I’m married exactly, Lizzie. I did make a terrible mistake though. I gave Maria a few small things I’d picked up during my stay. These included an umbrella and a pair of scissors. There was no significance in the umbrella, but the scissors may be my undoing. Apparently it’s deeply meaningful, the two blades joined together representing two people. At least I didn’t get zombified.

    I was kidnapped by Maria, her sister, brother in law and their child. Also a taxi driver. We went thirty kilometres west and wound up in a collection of houses, most tiny places made of breeze blocks with a concrete coating. The main room through which we passed to get to the yard had a shrine in it, bigger than Maria’s. The yard was ten metres by thirty and contained two rather placid geese, a cockerel, a chicken, and three or four little chicks. And eventually a dozen people. Others came and went. Some of the women gave me the kiss, where you touch cheeks.

    The godfather was a stern, brooding man. I don’t know if he was some sort of voodoo priest but it wouldn’t surprise me.

    The whole group was a sort of religious enclave. They seemed a nice bunch and friendly and relaxed, except for one woman who had a sort of mini-fit, which was fixed by the godfather who grabbed her wrists and jerked her upright fast. It looked like hysterical attention seeking more than petit mal .

    The godfather stared hard at me for a minute. I looked back in my usual amiable way. He had noticed the monogram on my shirt and the copy on Maria’s wrist. I told Maria that I hoped she’d made it clear that the latter was her idea, not mine.

    I got fed. Maria and I ate about seven and the others at eight. Rice, meat and avocado. The avocados here have smooth skins which peel easily and are enormous and taste very good.

    At nine the five of us took a taxi back. I took Maria up to give her the food in the fridge and a can of cola for Diaboli.

    I have no idea what anybody thought about it, but Maria didn’t seem to think I’d disgraced myself, which is a good result. I suppose.

    They seem a tolerant bunch. It was certainly different from anything else I’ve ever done.

  147. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    I took absolutely no joy in writing that.

    And yet, sometimes such things just have to be stated.

  148. will

    Winston Smith
    #3151147, posted on September 9, 2019 at 10:46 am
    Bruce of Newcastle:

    Please Mr ScoMo, relocate the Dept of the Environment and Energy to Bourke. It would be glorious.

    Did you notice on the original post, the transgender dad complaining at how the people in Kansas City might not be as nice to him as he wanted?
    Perhaps he should go and make friends with people like himself.
    Many do – chess players meet other chess players, Shakespearean actors do likewise, the same as statisticians.
    Even weirdos get together and do weirdish things.
    The rest of society isn’t responsible for your social life.

    you are not picking up the zeitgeist: my work commissars are telling me that ‘inclusion’ is like inviting everyone to a dance, then dancing with them. Presumably even if i don’t want to.

  149. Black Ball

    Barkley the running back. Need elephant shot to bring him down.

  150. C.L.

    On the KD/Winston exchange …
    I hope the denouement KD prophecies comes to pass but my head agrees with Winston, alas.

  151. notafan

    No-one will be held to account

    The court of appeal (Justice Kaye, Justice Niall and Justice Weinberg) found the Br Tyrrell accuser to be untruthful

    is he being charged with perjury?

    of course not

    the opp sought leave to appeal to the high court

    at least they said no

  152. Percy Popinjay

    Steyn on Mugabe. The paragraph on the unfortunately named President Banana and the resulting media headlines is hilarious.

  153. Delcon

    None
    #3150901, posted on September 8, 2019 at 11:37 pm
    The lefty anti Catholic Liberty Victoria Maxwell and the comatose woman judge phoning it in should be barred from the bench.

    “The accuser was credible”, she surmised based on, as she helpfully assured us, him being able to describe the room in which he was allegedly raped in great detail.
    If I was a teacher in a primary school and some schoolchild would have demonstrated to me similar command of logic, I would have suspected the child is a retard.

  154. Des Deskperson

    ‘I’ll bet this outfit gets Australia Council funding too from that large taxpayer slush fund, while Quadrant gets nothing,’

    Lizzie, I can’t find any evidence on line that The Quarterly Essay gets an AC grant. It appears to be bankrolled by rich old white man Morry Schwartz, the same guy who funds the Saturday Paper.

    For what it’s worth, ‘progressive’ magazine Meanjin also lost AC funding in 2016:

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/may/12/literary-magazine-meanjin-may-close-after-losing-australia-council-funding

    I see no evidence that funding has been restored, but Meanjin still seems to be going. The Autumn 2019 edition included contributions by Ruby Hamad, Katherine Murphy and Shaun Micallef.

    The Winter 2019 edition also included contributions by Ruby Hamad, Katherine Murphy and Shaun Micallef

  155. Zyconoclast

    Mark Sanford: Long-time Trump critic joins Republican race to unseat Trump

    He is known as a fiscal conservative and has been attacked by Mr Trump over an extra-marital affair that tainted his second term as governor.
    He went missing for several days, with his staff telling reporters he had gone to hike the Appalachian Trail. He had instead gone to Argentina to see his mistress, which he later confessed.

  156. notafan

    “The accuser was credible”, she surmised based on, as she helpfully assured us, him being able to describe the room in which he was allegedly raped in great detail.

    Which is great except it contradicted an earlier statement regarding the sacristy made in 2016 (it was as he remembered it) regarding the room layout (it wasn’t) and the glaring error of the wine, wrong colour wrong receptacle

    now most of the time red wine is used for the mass and white wine would be a noticeable exception

    you think that would be a detail of the terrible event that someone would remember such a detail

    of course if you were making it up you would naturally assume the wine was going to be a red

    oops

  157. notafan

    Richard D. Wolff
    @profwolff
    Lets take the minimum wage “debate” another step. If raising it leads US capitalists to fire workers, have gov’t hire all those fired, paying the raised minimum, and having them do useful social work.

    The “debate” is over, wages higher, jobs secure.

    The brain of britian or the brain of the United States?

  158. Robert Mc

    None #3150901, posted on September 8, 2019 at 11:37 pm
    The lefty anti Catholic Liberty Victoria Maxwell and the comatose woman judge phoning it in should be barred from the bench.

    “The accuser was credible”, she surmised based on, as she helpfully assured us, him being able to describe the room in which he was allegedly raped in great detail.

    Yees, well … a little more to it than the odd surmise. You do need to actually read and understand the Majority Judgement, which was, as I have said twice before, meticulously researched and reasoned. The Minority Dissenting Opinion, on the other hand, was an overblown listing of citations cobbled together by Retired Justice Weinberg to support his predisposition to find for the defendant and against the victim.

  159. bespoke

    The brain of britian(sic) or the brain of the United States?

    😎

  160. Delcon

    notafan: what happened in the Pell affair confirms (Tom Clancy’s?) adage:
    “The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.”
    What an absolute joke.

  161. Snoopy

    Percy Popinjay
    #3151232, posted on September 9, 2019 at 1:42 pm
    Steyn on Mugabe. The paragraph on the unfortunately named President Banana and the resulting media headlines is hilarious.

    The hilarity was not all one way, Percy. The name of the late Princess Diana’s Gyppo playboy paramour translates as ‘shit’ in the local Zimbo lingo. They laughed like drains.

  162. It does not matter what happens with the pell case now.
    Many now see pell and the catholic church as guilty.
    A HC acquittal would be passed off as a technicality.

  163. Gab

    They laughed like drains.

    What?

  164. Arky

    It does not matter what happens with the pell case now.

    ..
    Probably matters to Pell.

  165. Geriatric Mayfly

    “The accuser was credible”, she surmised based on, as she helpfully assured us, him being able to describe the room in which he was allegedly raped in great detail.

    Give the lass a break. She still has her learner plates on. From Solicitor to the Supreme Court and then Chief Justice. It seems she has missed out on a lot of the hard yards in between, wherein the wheels of justice grind awful slow and where M’ Learn’d Friends find their feet.

  166. Top Ender

    Have decided Foxtel at $69 a month is far too expensive.

    Will be interesting to see what they say when I ask for disconnection.

  167. Cassie of Sydney

    “incoherent rambler
    #3151251, posted on September 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    It does not matter what happens with the pell case now.
    Many now see pell and the catholic church as guilty.
    A HC acquittal would be passed off as a technicality.”

    Umm…I think that it should matter to all decent Australians. What happened to Pell is a travesty. And I think that any individual living in this country should be concerned with the Pell verdict. Perhaps if you are one day the subject of a false allegation where you know you are innocent and the evidence is a contrived joke and so on but that doesn’t matter because there is a concerted and very vindictive effort to convict you by a unscrupulous media and a politicised police force and judiciary……you might think differently. Pell is the sacrificial lamb guy who is being made to pay for the sins of the Catholic church in Victoria. That will NEVER right any wrongs.

    I don’t care whether the HC is a technicality…I want him cleared…his life is ruined as it is. And I hope that every person in this country who participated in and cheered on this travesty against Pell is themselves the subject of a false allegation or someone they love is falsely accused….and they have to endure what Pell endured.

  168. Snoopy

    Top Ender, suggest you wait until S2 of Mr Inbetween finishes screening before cancelling your sub. The 6 episode series begins this Thursday.

  169. Oh come on

    I know I have said this many times before, but watch the latest episode of Question Time, the BBC equivalent of the ABC’s Q&A. Note the following:

    – a non-stacked panel. There’s a Conservative politician. A Labour politician. A Scottish National Party politician. A Lib Dem politician. A Brexit Party politician. (Importantly) there are three remainders and three leavers

    – a non-stacked audience. There is a genuine diversity of opinion – you can tell by the way there is a diverse range of audience reactions to a diverse range of opinions being voiced, as opposed to Qanda-style thunderous applause for every hackneyed leftist talking point that’s dropped. Also, no essay-length, ideologically-approved, pre-screened questions.

    – a decent host who doesn’t see their most important role as ensuring the discussion doesn’t jump the leftist guide rails while shielding more inept lefty guests/ideas from scrutiny, and also giving all sides a decent go to say their piece AND regularly throwing to audience members to ask impromptu questions

    I realise the BBC is far from perfect, but it’s a lot better than the ABC. Could we at least make our Q&A more like their Question Time? It’s an immensely better show in every respect.

  170. BrettW

    For those with Netflix new series called The Spy is worth a look. Sasha Baron Cohen in the lead role of Israeli spy Eli Cohen who went undercover in Syria.

  171. JC

    The name of the late Princess Diana’s Gyppo playboy paramour translates as ‘shit’ in the local Zimbo lingo. They laughed like drains.

    Snoopy, any chance you can avoid pidgin English next time? WTF does that even mean?

  172. Ivan Denisovich

    I realise the BBC is far from perfect, but it’s a lot better than the ABC. Could we at least make our Q&A more like their Question Time?

    No argument from Delingpole:

    Australia’s ABC is so nakedly biased it makes the BBC look like Fox News. Presenter Tony Jones doesn’t even pretend to be neutral, as he showed in his handling of a question on climate change, which had clearly been set up in advance in order to make a fool of the only climate sceptic on the panel

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2016/08/18/prof-brian-cox-gorgeous-lips-lovely-smile-crap-scientist/

  173. Ivan Denisovich

    Let’s try that again.

    I realise the BBC is far from perfect, but it’s a lot better than the ABC. Could we at least make our Q&A more like their Question Time?

    No argument from Delingpole:

    Australia’s ABC is so nakedly biased it makes the BBC look like Fox News. Presenter Tony Jones doesn’t even pretend to be neutral, as he showed in his handling of a question on climate change, which had clearly been set up in advance in order to make a fool of the only climate sceptic on the panel

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2016/08/18/prof-brian-cox-gorgeous-lips-lovely-smile-crap-scientist/

  174. Ivan Denisovich

    I don’t care whether the HC is a technicality…I want him cleared…

    Does anyone know if the funding is in place for a HC appeal?

  175. John Constantine

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/firefighters-union-calls-to-seize-dracula-home-of-alleged-toxic-dumper-20190428-p51hyj.html

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-11/hells-angels-linked-to-network-behind-melbourne-factory-fire/10990296

    The Melbourne factory that exploded in a chemical inferno on Friday morning is linked to another factory that went up in flames last August, according to the findings of an Environmental Protection Authority investigation.
    Key points:

    Last week’s Melbourne factory fire has been linked to an “alleged criminal operation”
    Internal EPA documents connect the Campbellfield fire to last year’s West Footscray factory fire
    The Hells Angels have also been linked to the network behind the fire

    The environmental regulator is also expecting to find more unlicensed dumps.

    The factory blaze in Campbellfield last week choked surrounding suburbs in Melbourne’s north with thick smoke and caused nearby schools to close.

    The ABC can reveal that the EPA’s investigation, launched after last years’ West Footscray factory fire, has identified “an alleged criminal operation” involving over a dozen outer-suburban Melbourne sites where vast amounts of hazardous chemicals are being stored, in most instances without a licence.

    The ABC can also reveal it is feared that toxic chemicals may have been dumped in sinkholes at a property in western Victoria, and that the company whose factory caught fire last week has transported hazardous waste in rental trucks that are not licensed to carry the dangerous goods.

    Code-named Operation Hydrogen, the EPA investigation led the regulator to numerous locations in the Melbourne suburbs of Craigieburn, Epping, Tottenham and Campbellfield — including the Campbellfield site that exploded in flames on Friday morning — where it has now found over 35 million litres of hazardous chemicals.

  176. John Constantine

    When waste management reaches a certain level of expense, ‘sopranos waste disposal’ takes over.

    https://www.borderchronicle.com.au/story/6291946/illegal-chemical-dump-found-in-kaniva/

    A man has allegedly buried 50 million litres of chemical waste on farmland near Kaniva, threatening the water supply for the Wimmera district.

    The stockpile is buried on land owned by Graham Leslie White, who is currently in prison for serious firearms offences and has been linked to at least nine other chemical dump sites uncovered in warehouses in Melbourne.

    The underground stash, 15km from Kaniva, is suspected to contain more than twice the amount of toxic waste already seized by authorities investigating what is the biggest illicit dumping operation in the state’s history.

    The stash of waste is contained in steel drums and plastic containers entombed in trenches and pits just 60m above a water table that is used to irrigate farms and supplies the water for nearby communities.

    The solution spoken about for this is complete chain of documentation for everything bought, from purchase to disposal.

  177. Cassie of Sydney #3151258, posted on September 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    And what do you predict for an ABC headline when he is acquitted?

  178. egg_

    Australia’s ABC is so nakedly biased it makes the BBC look like Fox News. Presenter Tony Jones doesn’t even pretend to be neutral, as he showed in his handling of a question on climate change, which had clearly been set up in advance in order to make a fool of the only climate sceptic on the panel

    But, but… SnowConeTone is Their Chief Climate Inquisitor!

  179. Cassie. The point I was trying to make is that for many people, NOTHING now will change their minds.
    With all the mud that has been thrown, some has stuck.

  180. feelthebern

    Is Mark Butler sick?
    The picture of him on the AFR website makes him look a deaths door.

  181. egg_

    Australia’s ABC is so nakedly biased it makes the BBC look like Fox News.

    No, it’s the (Brian) Cox News.

  182. rickw

    Last week’s Melbourne factory fire has been linked to an “alleged criminal operation”
    Internal EPA documents connect the Campbellfield fire to last year’s West Footscray factory fire
    The Hells Angels have also been linked to the network behind the fire

    The regulatory burden has essentially pushed most legitimate businesses out of certain types of waste disposal. The vacuum is being filled by criminal enterprises.

    I have been to numerous meetings over recent months where Worksafe and MFB have reinforced this basic fact. I have also been at a meeting where the relevant minister identified that the “solution” was yet more / harsher regulation.

  183. Top Ender

    Negotiated a new package with Foxtel at 66% of the previous rate.

    Dunno about Mr Inbetween, Snoopy – doesn’t sound like us.

  184. Cassie of Sydney

    “And what do you predict for an ABC headline when he is acquitted?”

    Who gives a rats arse what the ABC headline is?

  185. Who gives a rats arse what the ABC headline is?

    I do.
    They should not be able to lie, obfiscate and manipulate without consequence.

    My tax dollars at work.

  186. JC

    We were introduced to the Japanese girlfriend of our close friends’ son over the weekend. He lives and works there. Japanese girls are incredible feminine and very pretty. I know it’s anecdotal evidence, but still, I don’t think we’d see this horror in Tokyo.

  187. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    They should not be able to lie, obfiscate and manipulate without consequence.

    No probs, Rambler.
    Now that we have a Liberal government, they’ll fix it.
    Like they always do.

  188. Brislurker

    Oh no, O’Reilly’s guest house and lodges in the gold coast hinterland, is now in danger from the fires! Prayers it doesn’t go the same way as Binna Burra

  189. notafan

    What does it matter if some people think Cardinal Pell is guilty no matter what?

    They thought the same two three four five years ago

    on every single spurious claim from the Torquay surf club to the Ballarat swimming pool to the satanic rituals in the boys home.

  190. Ivan Denisovich

    Japanese girls are incredible feminine and very pretty.

    True, mostly.

  191. Whalehunt Fun

    Costswolds UK really is gorgeous.

    scenery great
    Most recent arrivals disgusting.
    The cesspit leakages seeping darkly out of London to poison the countryside are frequently oozing northwest to the Cotswolds. Avoid it like the plague

  192. cohenite

    Steyn on Mugabe. The paragraph on the unfortunately named President Banana and the resulting media headlines is hilarious.

    Steyn is good; but anything about that black toad is as funny as bowel cancer. Mugabe is a product of the swamp Trump is fighting against. In fact if you painted Nadler black he could be Mugabe’s younger, dumber brother.

  193. Cassie of Sydney

    “I do.
    They should not be able to lie, obfiscate and manipulate without consequence.

    My tax dollars at work.”

    Agree 100% but nothing will change. No Liberal government will do anything about the stinking morass that is their ABC. Abbott wimped…Turdbull….well Turdbull’s only friends were to be found in the cesspit at Ultimo or at The Guardian…who could forget him calling out his fave “Murpheroo”. I expect Morrison to be like Abbott….he thinks that he will be tackling ABC bias by avoiding appearing on programmes like Q&A. The ABC has been so corrupted that it is beyond redemption…it should have been confronted decades ago. My only way of dealing with the ABC is to NOT watch it.

  194. egg_

    What does it matter if some people think Cardinal Pell is guilty no matter what?

    +1

    Made the same comment to a Lefty friend.
    No witch trials, thanks.

  195. JC

    What does it matter if some people think Cardinal Pell is guilty no matter what?

    Saturday night we were out with pals and he’s a QC working from Owen Dixon Chambers. I asked him about Pell. Now this dude and his wife are typical, inner city well to do lefties. I honestly was not expecting the spirited defense of Pell, particularly from him. He also mentioned there’s a huge amount of disquiet in chambers about what has happened to him (Pell) and they are very pissed off that there was no evidence he should even be close to doing jail time. They are expecting the HC to do the right thing as it’s a huge injustice with big implications.

  196. Oh come on

    I don’t think we’d see this horror in Tokyo.

    No, you probably wouldn’t. Zippy will be in soon to wag his finger at your son’s friend and accuse him of not being able to “handle” a white woman such as the one in your link. Which is actually true, to be fair. She would be literally impossible to handle. Hopefully she never gets stuck on the second floor of a burning house, because even the strongest fireman would have to write her off.

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Steyn is good; but anything about that black toad is as funny as bowel cancer. Mugabe is a product of the swamp Trump is fighting against. In fact if you painted Nadler black he could be Mugabe’s younger, dumber brother.

    Pity that the R.L.I. okes that were tasked with turning out Mugabe’s lights in 1980, never got given the word to “Go.”

  198. Snoopy

    Dunno about Mr Inbetween, Snoopy – doesn’t sound like us.

    Faint praise I know but Mr Inbetween is easily the best Australian television in a long time. Nothing like the execrable dross the ABC churns out. Great dialogue, genuine humour, non-PC and the lead character is perfectly cast.

  199. Arky

    You know, while we are on the subject of historic wrongs, treaties and reparations and such, no one ever got to vote on whether or not they wanted to leave the British Empire.
    All that happened was a bunch of third raters saw a chance to expand the numbers of Prime Ministers etc by a factor of about twenty, and their chances of securing such a position increasing likewise.
    I say, let us have a referendum on re-joining the Empire.
    Forget this Australia shit.
    It’s rubbish.

  200. Oh come on

    Mugabe is a product of the swamp Trump is fighting against.

    Uhhhhh…come again?? I think you may be confused. Mugabe was an evil shit of the highest order, no question. However, his relationship with the DC swamp is highly tangential at best.

  201. feelthebern

    Mr Inbetween is like Two Hands but in smaller bites.
    A quality show that would make Ms Triggs faint.

  202. Rossini

    Top Ender
    #3151285, posted on September 9, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Similar story with us and fox via telstra …If it wasn’t for the rugby league and sky after dark we would flick it.
    All though Prime and Netflix are basically crap now as well.
    At least I can still log on to the cat!

  203. Delcon

    Cassie. The point I was trying to make is that for many people, NOTHING now will change their minds.
    With all the mud that has been thrown, some has stuck.

    Regardless, Pell needs to be acquitted.
    Though I am sure he would never consider it because he is a good “turn the other chick” Christian, one way for Pell to clear his name, is to sue in a civil court his accuser for damages. That will give this case a fresh new run in court. See the OJ Simpson trial, where OJ Simpson was exposed as a liar in the civil case. Then Pell should, though, again, he probably won’t, sue Louis Milligan.

  204. Eyrie

    The lesson from Mugabe and Mandela is that when you catch a terrorist, kill them. NO prisoners.

  205. C.L.

    I’ve just had time to read the Alex Braes story (young fellow who died of an infected toenail).
    Indescribably disgraceful.
    Will anyone be fired or – dare I say it – prosecuted?
    When I reached this juncture, I nearly screamed:

    But the Flying Doctors were unable to transport Alex because the only available pilot had already reached his maximum flying hours — a regulation governed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

    Men of 19 used to fly bombing raids over Germany but this bloke needed his beauty sleep.

  206. Arky

    The lesson from Mugabe and Mandela is that when you catch a terrorist, kill them. NO prisoners.

    ..
    This was precisely the point I was trying to make to Zulu last night, and now he isn’t talking to me.

  207. JC

    Let’s get back to discussing Rhodesia and that some of the Boltrats and others are still pining for 200,000 whites lording 5 million. Leave South Africa . Any reasonable, half intelligent human would note SA as an entirely different kettle of fish. They are not the same.

    Here’s my issue with the logical fallacy some of you have amply demonstrated. Sure, it’s not difficult to demonstrate with the least able in the brains department that post here. I’ll concede that.

    The argument I’ve seen is that might makes right. The whites conquered or took over the lands and they won. I actually agree with this as I think it’s a good argument. In fact, might makes right is the core argument for the New World. Aboriginals, north and south American indig lost and whites won. Game over.

    We saw a reversal of this logic in Rhodesia, which is a clear a bulls balls. The blacks were close to overrunning the whites and the whites there saw no possibility of winning that fight. So, if make makes right for whites why are some of you blundering morons arguing against this when it went against whites?

    I don’t buy the bullshit that the black majority ruined the country, because bad governance has consequences and people should live with them.

  208. JC

    Let’s get back to discussing Rhodesia and that some of the Boltrats and others are still pining for 200,000 whites lording 5 million. Leave South Africa . Any reasonable, half intelligent human would note SA as an entirely different kettle of fish. They are not the same.

    Here’s my issue with the logical fallacy some of you have amply demonstrated. Sure, it’s not difficult to demonstrate with the least able in the brains department that post here. I’ll concede that.

    The argument I’ve seen is that might makes right. The whites conquered or took over the lands and they won. I actually agree with this as I think it’s a good argument. In fact, might makes right is the core argument for the New World. Abor-iginals, north and south American indig lost and whites won. Game over.

    We saw a reversal of this logic in Rhodesia, which is a clear a bulls balls. The blacks were close to overrunning the whites and the whites there saw no possibility of winning that fight. So, if might makes right for whites why are some of you blundering morons arguing against this when it went against whites?

    I don’t buy the bullshit that the black majority ruined the country, because bad governance has consequences and people should live with them. lessons are hard at times.

  209. Delcon

    I say, let us have a referendum on re-joining the Empire.
    Forget this Australia shit.
    It’s rubbish.

    Your timing is impeccable. All is perfectly well in the British Empire these days, right?
    Having said that, the British Empire fell with the disgraceful capitulation of that moronic British general in Singapore.
    It is no more, except in the minds of the Brits.

  210. Delcon:

    one way for Pell to clear his name, is to sue in a civil court his accuser for damages. That will give this case a fresh new run in court. See the OJ Simpson trial, where OJ Simpson was exposed as a liar in the civil case. Then Pell should, though, again, he probably won’t, sue Louis Milligan.

    This is what I meant when I wrote:

    Our leaders – political, industrial, social, and religious, have shown themselves to be morally and intellectually bankrupt.

    Cardinal Pell can do very little while in gaol, but where are the Religious Leaders?
    Where are the excommunications for the politicians who demand ‘the right’ to abort a baby as it’s being born?
    Where are the excommunications for practicing gays?
    Where are the denunciations for heresy for the Popes stand on homosexual activity in the Church?
    If it’s too hard for our Religious Leaders, then why should I look to the Church for salvation?

    *rant over*

  211. JC

    … the British Empire fell with the disgraceful capitulation of that moronic British general in Singapore.

    umm naaa. It fell because of the monster across the pond wanted it to fall. The Americans were never going to countenance a British Empire after WW2. It was over because Washington said so.

  212. bespoke

    Don’t blame the pilot

  213. cohenite

    Uhhhhh…come again?? I think you may be confused. Mugabe was an evil shit of the highest order, no question. However, his relationship with the DC swamp is highly tangential at best.

    I’m not confused; Mugabe could not have existed without swamp governments in the West; read the Steyn article for the pervasive complicity. What motivated it; well, that’s a composite of shit, more shit and crap. I still think trousers fraser should be disinterred and flogged for his part in setting the little black bastard going.

  214. egg_

    The lesson from Mugabe and Mandela is that when you catch a terrorist, kill them. NO prisoners.

    “Accidents happen”.

  215. Arky

    All is perfectly well in the British Empire these days, right?

    ..
    Better than here.
    They voted to leave Europe and now have a PM who looks like he might actually do it.
    Their elites are squealing there heads off, ours are contentedly mooing to themselves while having their tummies tickled with Aldi bags full of Chinese cash.

  216. JC

    Arky

    They still haven’t left.

  217. liliana

    But the Flying Doctors were unable to transport Alex because the only available pilot had already reached his maximum flying hours — a regulation governed by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

    .
    Men of 19 used to fly bombing raids over Germany but this bloke needed his beauty sleep

    My exact thoughts. What a pack of delicate nancy boys.
    This story makes my blood boil. How could this happen? No one gives a shit anymore. No personal responsibility. No common sense. No nothing . Shame on this country. SHAME ON THIS COUNTRY.

  218. CL:

    Men of 19 used to fly bombing raids over Germany but this bloke needed his beauty sleep.

    A bit unfair, CL. All of the RFDS pilots I met would have have done it, but when CASA writes the rules, and can review a pilots logbook and licence for damn near any cause, we need to look at the regs and ask why this situation isn’t accounted for.
    (Assuming that the hours thing is true – But I trust no one to tell the truth these days.)

  219. Geriatric Mayfly

    The lesson from Mugabe and Mandela is that when you catch a terrorist, kill them. NO prisoners.

    Especially in low information environments endemic to Africa. If it’s Marxist and it moves – obliterate.

  220. Arky

    It was over because Washington said so.

    ..
    Suez canal.

  221. JC

    No common sense. No nothing . Shame on this country. SHAME ON THIS COUNTRY.

    It’s legalistic. Blame the law schools for this. Also, blame the lack of risk taking too. The combination of breaking the law/regulation and something going wrong with the flight would have meant a whole heap of trouble. Few want to take the risk.

  222. Oh come on

    I don’t think it was so much about the US – the British empire crumbled due to a crisis of confidence, and the rot had set in long before WW2. The fact is the British elite more or less gave up on the empire in the early 20th century. The administrative class essentially lost interest in the project. When effete Fabianism superceded the Victorian superman ethos, the writing was on the wall.

  223. JC

    Arky

    The Americans were dead set against the Frog and British action at the time. In fact the Americans were quietly on the side of Egypt and telling the other two to fuck off.

  224. Percy Popinjay

    This is what happens when people blow their stack with centrelink:

    Man charged over attempt to dump 8 tonnes of manure on politicians’ doorstep

  225. Delcon

    Where are the excommunications for the politicians who demand ‘the right’ to abort a baby as it’s being born?
    Where are the excommunications for practicing gays?
    Where are the denunciations for heresy for the Popes stand on homosexual activity in the Church?
    If it’s too hard for our Religious Leaders, then why should I look to the Church for salvation?

    The whole idea of this Get Pell exercise is to completely break down the authority of the Church.
    I admire Catholic Priests for even wearing their religious outfit in public.
    Being Christian (even a silent one, let alone an outspoken one) is one of the most dangerous things in our world.
    The only Christians who speak loudly these days are fake ones like that KK bimbo.

  226. Gab

    Hmmm … obey the regulations and risk the consequences to my livelihood or save a person’s life? I know which one I’d choose.

  227. Oh come on

    Cohenite, you said:

    Mugabe is a product of the swamp Trump is fighting against

    This is ridiculous.

  228. Old School Conservative

    Hopefully she never gets stuck on the second floor of a burning house, because even the strongest fireman would have to write her off.

    You need to get with the times Oh come on.
    A firefighter of the female variety (50% mandated entry these days with special support to get past the entry criteria) will find the hapless lass and call for a multi-million dollar lifting device.
    There is no room for toxic masculinity in today’s “Fire and Rescue NSW”.

  229. Percy Popinjay

    These people are insane and this kind of behaviour constitutes child abuse:

    Over the last year she’s noticed another kind of pressure weighing on her — climate anxiety.

    When the tearful episode happened, Dr Edmonds says she still wasn’t sure how to talk to her children about climate change.

    “You talk to them about nature and caring for nature, and I said to them: ‘Mummy’s working very, very hard to protect the frogs and the fish and nature.'”

    Pathetic obsessive idiots.

  230. Actually, I’ve been thinking about this ‘flying hours’ thing, and it smells like a dead mackerel.
    I would have been involved in between 80 to 100 RFDS flyouts over the years, and I cannot remember one incident where a pilot wasn’t available due to excess flying hours.
    Not once.
    This thing smells like a trawler hold full of dead mackerel that’s been marooned on Gilligans Island.

  231. JC

    OCO

    Just accept it and move on. I do 🙂

  232. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Regarding the Pilot being out of hours, so unable to operate the RFDS flight.

    Easy indeed to criticise.

    Had the Pilot been pinged, he could immediately say good bye to his job, and probably his career.

    Officialdom would have descended upon him/her, and the employer like a plague.

    It takes a long time, a lot of very,very, hard work and a lot of money to get a Pilots Licence.

  233. Anthony

    “The accuser was credible”, she surmised based on, as she helpfully assured us, him being able to describe the room in which he was allegedly raped in great detail.

    Describe the room in which you were raped.
    Well, there was one raper and two rapees.
    The raper was a giant of a man busily engaged in two rapes simultaneously.
    And yes, there was a chair exactly 0.8 metres to the left of the door and a 17C rug in the centre of the room which measured 4 by 5m. And, although I’ve been hanging around the cathedral for a few years, I had never seen that room or any room like it before.

    I call absolute bullshit that should never have found its way into a courtroom.

  234. Rococo Liberal

    Men of 19 used to fly bombing raids over Germany but this bloke needed his beauty sleep.

    It’s observations like this that always make look in the sidebar here at Catallaxy for a comment by C.L..

    Every time I hear about the wussiness of today’s men, I think of those fresh-faced young blokes who ent over the top at the Somme or went ashore at Omaha Beach. Most of them weren’t professional battle-hardened troops, but young volunteers or conscripts.

  235. cohenite

    Cohenite, you said:

    Mugabe is a product of the swamp Trump is fighting against

    This is ridiculous.

    Take it up with Steyn.

    I do.

    Give us a kiss head prefect.

  236. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    For what it’s worth, ‘progressive’ magazine Meanjin also lost AC funding in 2016:

    Perhaps areff with his insider knowledge can fill us in on the left vs right funding balance on small magazines in the allocations made by the Australia Council. I know there are some lefty ones that still get funded and that pay contributors largish amounts which other magazines could never afford, because the issue came up on the Cat a year or so ago when these same contributors were boasting of their ability to splash the cash.

  237. JC

    The American navy were actually threatening the British navy. Pretty disgraceful behaviour really.

    Not really. Lets not kid ourselves. The Americans won WW2 and they weren’t going to be contested in global power politics – especially from those two losers.

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