Tuesday Forum: October 22, 2019

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  1. 1735099

    It’s just that there are a lot of misconceptions about the accrued government benefits of serving in an operational area.

    No shit, Sherlock.
    I keep being told that I “volunteered” for Vietnam because of the perks.
    Get your story straight.

  2. bespoke

    I keep being told that I “volunteered” for Vietnam because of the perks.
    Get your story straight.

    Classic numberwang 🤣

  3. 1735099

    Ok then. Let’s ignore the long winded anecdote which takes as away from the issue at hand.
    Is ‘outsourcing’ the same as ‘privatisation’?

    I really couldn’t give a stuff, but as you’re the expert, provide an explanation in 500 words or less.

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘We (special school principals) got together and organised a boycott of the process through the Union, which put an end to it.

    ‘They still ceased the practice of providing buses for special schools, which meant that getting the kids out into the community became difficult.’

    Or:

    ‘After we refused to justify the considerable expense involved by Gummint in providing a tool to make herding spastics easier, to the complete surprise of all the Gummint took away our free stuff.’

  5. 1735099

    A tale of getting a free bus and then refusing to justify its existence to the people who paid for it is not ‘outsourcing’.

    My teachers weren’t paid to “justify its existence”.
    They were paid to teach.
    The “consultant” was paid to collect and organise the data.
    Why should the teachers have done his job for him?

  6. Mater

    I keep being told that I “volunteered” for Vietnam because of the perks.

    I know you relive it everyday, Bob, but it was 50 years ago. Things have changed. You admitted this just up thread:

    The scheme was privatised years ago.
    Like most entities previously owned by the taxpayer, and sold off, it’s now a complete waste of time.

    I dare you to do a comparative cost analysis on the War Service Loan you got versus what today’s scheme saves you.

    Gee, You’re low energy today!

  7. RobK

    Aren’t teachers managed by a principal.

  8. Woolfe

    has Anyone seen Raylene and Darth Vader in the same room? Thought not.

  9. bespoke

    Everyone has to justify there jobs, no exceptions.

  10. 1735099

    ‘After we refused to justify the considerable expense involved by Gummint in providing a tool to make herding spastics easier, to the complete surprise of all the Gummint took away our free stuff.’

    Whilst it’s probably a waste of time attempting to get anything into your addled brain, I will try.
    These kids had severe and multiple impairments.
    Unlike able-bodied kids, they had very few opportunities to learn in the community – you know the sort of stuff that is a daily exercise for school kids in this wide brown land. It’s done, because the research has shown for decades that getting kids out of the classroom and into the community has enormous value in terms of outcomes.
    Many of them had to be moved in their wheelchairs which in this bus, could be clamped safely to the floor using the same kind of kit you see in C130s.
    The provision of the bus was just one element in removing a barrier to independence and the possibility/likelihood that they could go on to live fulfilling and productive lives.
    Google “quality of life” if that’s over your head.

  11. Some History

    Did you know that right on now – October 22 – October 24 – is the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Sydney.

    https://otcc.org.au/2019/

    There are some heavyweights of crap manufacture.

  12. 1735099

    I dare you to do a comparative cost analysis on the War Service Loan you got versus what today’s scheme saves you.

    Now why would I bother.
    I’ve owned five homes and an investment property since then.
    I didn’t need the faux gesture of a home loan.
    What I would have preferred was an apology.
    The Kiwis did it, but then, they’ve always had the jump on Oz when it comes to common sense and pragmatism.

  13. Some History

    And there have to be awards. Send in the awards.

    Congratulations to our inspiring past Director for receiving the Cancer Council Medal for Distinguished Service, Emeritus Professor Mike Daube
    https://twitter.com/PHAIWA/status/1186433333015695361

    Congratulations! You are an inspiring leader who is respected for your knowledge, principles, kindness, and sense of humour. Please shake a paw for us all

    https://twitter.com/DrBFreeman/status/1186430451860140033

    Mike Drab… respected for his knowledge, principles, kindness, and sense of humour? Mike Drab?? Mike Drab?!??! It must have been a comedy routine.

  14. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘My teachers weren’t paid to “justify its existence”.’

    No, ‘your teachers’ probably weren’t.

    However, let’s assume that there actually was a BFB who turned up, having made the arduous two hour (in 1970s time) journey over mountaintops and on thin winding rope bridges over the chasm between Brisvegas and Toowoomba, battling dragons and little white rabbits along the way instead of being cost-conscious (as you say) and just posting them out.

    Bearing in mind ‘your teachers’ may have wanted to keep the bus in the first place, how hard would it have been to scribble down ’50 trips per year, 35 head per load’ and give the bloody thing to different teachers each week to drive around, thus ramping up the odo klicks to back your story up?

    It’s not as though they were marking calculus exams during lunchtime. Surely, surely a mighty intellect such as yours didn’t consider that you may actually have to demonstrate the use of free stuff, otherwise it might be taken away?

    NB: Still completely irrelevant to the concept of outsourcing.

  15. calli

    On Cheika and Castle and disarray in the RA legal camp.

    Folau has to be thinking about Gideon and the Midianites.

    When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the LORD caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords. Judges 7:22

    You don’t need an army. Just patience.

  16. bespoke

    Paying for vanity a Ph.D student to do shit that few if any are going to read or paying to transport special needs kids to go to school.

    No contest.

  17. cohenite

    Ho hum, same nuts running the place:

    Move over pot tot another crazed climate scientist: The scientist who ‘speaks to plants’ to help stop climate change.

    Monica Gagliano says that she has received Yoda-like advice from trees and shrubbery. She recalls being rocked like a baby by the spirit of a fern. She has ridden on the back of an invisible bear conjured by an osha root. She once accidentally bent space and time while playing the ocarina, an ancient wind instrument, in a redwood forest. “Oryngham,” she says, means “thank you” in plant language. These interactions have taken place in dreams, visions, songs and telekinetic interactions, sometimes with the help of shamans or ayahuasca.

    But wait there’s more:

    Appeals court declares ex-judge ‘irrational’ in anti-coal ruling

    Jamie Walker The Australian October 23, 2019

    A Land Court judge deemed to be “irrational” by Queensland’s highest appeals court has quietly retired, raising searching questions­ about the performance and accountability of the state’s judiciary. Paul Anthony Smith left his $412,956-a-year post as a presiding member of the Land Court of Queensland ahead of the ruling by Court of Appeal president Walter Sofronoff that he had formed an “extreme and irration­al animus” towards a coalmine developer during high-stakes court proceedings.

    Justice Sofronoff upheld an earlier Supreme Court finding that Mr Smith displayed appre­hende­d bias against the New Hope Group, which wants to expand­ its Acland mine, west of Brisbane, with an open-cut operation three times the size of Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal project in the state’s central west.

    There are plenty of judges like this bozo in NSW who have put a lid on development.

  18. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Unlike able-bodied kids, they had very few opportunities to learn in the community – you know the sort of stuff that is a daily exercise for school kids in this wide brown land. It’s done, because the research has shown for decades that getting kids out of the classroom and into the community has enormous value in terms of outcomes.’

    Yes, Liability Bob. A million times yes.

    Which makes it all the more stupefying that you, with the apparent Moon-sized brain lurking in your bonce failed to realise that unless you made the slightest of efforts to retain the free bus, ie, explaining what it was used for, that it would be taken off you and given to someone else who did.

    Way to go, keeping the poor kids cooped up inside all day. Nice one, Principal Skinner.

  19. Percy Popinjay

    FFS – another day, another steaming pile of excrement vomited forth by this blog’s resident syphilitic monomaniacal boring narcissistic onanist, crapping on (again) about VEITMAN! VEITMAN! VEITMAN!*

    Just fuck off and die, you stinking ol’ sack of boomer shit.

    *Deliberate.

  20. ZK2A:

    Husbands will have to get a clear ‘yes’ from their wives before jumping into bed together under sweeping new sexual consent laws that experts have slammed as a ‘waste of time’.

    The next step will be that consent must be written, signed and witnessed..

    …and the girls will wonder why the blokes all decide the game isn’t worth the candle.

  21. Cactus

    OK – so there is no easy way to say this, given all the chat about manly men, tools needed and how a trip to Bunnings should be conducted….

    I just bought a Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. Its a 2.5L Petrol engine with a electric motor as well which at peaks can deliver 160kw. The battery is small but enables the petrol engine to be operated at maximum efficiency putting excess energy into a battery. It also gleans some otherwise wasted energy from regenerative braking and coasting. The published specs (I know it wont run like this) are it does 5.0L per 100km. It costs about $3k more for the hybrid version, but it has a 2.5L engine rather than the 2.0 Petrol. My rough calcs is a 7 year payback on capital cost difference of Hybrid.

    I dont give a hoot about the Co2 emissions, but less particulate matter polution, NOX and SOX is nice.

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    Monica Gagliano says that she has received Yoda-like advice from trees and shrubbery. She recalls being rocked like a baby by the spirit of a fern.

    When you next have someone saying we must believe climate scientists, respond with this lady as Exhibit A.

  23. Bar Beach Swimmer

    To add to Dover’s point at 9:53, gay privilege these days extends to treating women as passive breeding machines.

    A Danish female academic – can’t remember her name, but she appeared on Q&A before the program became entirely woke – argued that surrogacy is actually prostitution, because the woman is required to hire out to others her sexual parts. Great theatre at the time when she demolished Jane Caro with her claim that prostitution is a career choice. Perhaps a new novel in the making: The Story of Adam & Steve’s Rental. Where’s Margaret Atwood when you need her!

  24. Knuckle Dragger

    No no, Percy.

    Today he’s white knighting special needs kids by deliberately enabling the removal of their only source of excursion-related pleasure.

    The Bastards from Brisbane had the temerity to ask him what he was doing with their free stuff they gave him, but he sure showed them.

  25. Snoopy

    Move over pot tot another crazed climate scientist: The scientist who ‘speaks to plants’ to help stop climate change.

    Don’t rush to judgement. She’s clearly more grounded than 97% of climate scientists.

  26. JC

    She used to be okay looking in her younger days, but not anymore, so we can’t give her much of a break. Lord she’s fucking useless.

    Kristina Keneally’s claims of a ­crisis at Australia’s airports have been exposed, with official figures showing only 10 people suspected of being victims of human trafficking and slavery have claimed protection.

    A new Home Affairs Department report reveals that of the more than 8.8 million temporary visas granted in 2018-19, 0.00078 per cent, or 69 cases, were identified by the Australian Federal Police as potential victims of human trafficking, with only a handful claiming protection.

  27. Muddy
    #3191227, posted on October 22, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    zyconoclast
    #3191190, posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:29 pm
    BREAKING: Jury rules against dad trying to save his 7-year-old from gender ‘transition’

    Wow. That’s just … simply … wow.

    …and he will be the one who goes to gaol if he decides “Bugger this for a lark.” grabs the kids and does a runner.
    Anyone concerned yet about the sexual lunacy descending on our society?
    Anyone concerned about the ferocity of the backlash when it comes?

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Kiwis did it, but then, they’ve always had the jump on Oz when it comes to common sense and pragmatism.

    Where does the Kiwi apology mention “conscription?”

  29. Peter Castieau

    I stand corrrected, but it seems those who are opposed to a no deal Brexit may have just outsmarted themselves by voting against the governments timetable for a debate saying that they needed more time. Watching a replay of proceedings Jacob Rees-Mogg has just informed the house that the debate cannot continue and that the chances of the deal being law before 31th October is highly unlikely.

    No deal Brexit by default?

  30. Who is scheduled for the blog excrement cleanup and removal today?

    Don’t forget the hazmat gear.

  31. Geriatric Mayfly

    Monica Gagliano says that she has received Yoda-like advice from trees and shrubbery. She recalls being rocked like a baby by the spirit of a fern.

    Encouraging indeed, that after the misdemeanours of Eve, wimmin are gradually leading us back to the Garden of Eden.

  32. Muddy:

    this Japanese loss removed the threat of an invasion of Australia by the Japanese.
    Who wants to take this one? Top Ender? Zulu?

    I’m sure this Asiatic Threat From The North will be adequately dealt with by numbers.

  33. Knuckle Dragger

    Peter/custard,

    I’ll stand corrected as well, but how much time do they want? It’s been three and half years for Chrissake.

    I’m tempted to regard this as grandstanding for its own sake. Push it through, BoJo. One more week in the EU’s chains.

  34. Overburdened

    The fascist Democrat party in the USA has decided to drop any pretence now and demonstrate their command of language control as in the word lynching, their command of social engineering such as denying a parent the right to parent a child and their belief that they know what’s best and will countenance no thought of the validity of other opinions, as with Hillary Clinton now on the soap box.

    What strikes me most is that they think they are on a winning formula.

    Surely the citizens have not disconnected from their life experience enough to believe the fodder they are being fed.

  35. cohenite

    Malcolm Roberts reciting a few facts in the senate. Look at that fat slug, sarah fuck-wit react behind him.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbInybzbylE

    0:33 / 1:04

  36. Peter Castieau

    Labor MP’s later in proceedings were begging the Leader of the house to bring the debate back on. NO! was the answer and Mogg had a rather wry grin on his face as it seemed the fuckers had outsmarted themselves. Priceless.

  37. Knuckle Dragger

    That’s what led them astray last time OB.

    A belief, fomented by pony-tailed ‘marketers’ that social meeja was reflective of the opinions of the bog-standard Yank voter. The ones with jobs, mortgages, families etc. The ‘deplorables’.

    And they’re going down the same road, except with bonus insanity. Sure, they’ve now got FB onside and all that, but using the same formula.

  38. Snoopy

    Their Conversation climate loon:

    Leaders are … still to make any serious headway in phasing out global fossil fuel subsidies that total at least USD$100 billion a year.

    This justifies

    reframing our research and changing accepted levels of risk and uncertainty**

    .

    Apparently.

    ** Lying.

  39. JC

    The fossil fuel subsides of $100 billion a year is too low. It’s eleventy billion annually.
    Even at eleventy billion it’s far lower than the subsidies afforded to propellers on sticks and plastic panels.

  40. 132andBush

    I thought termites mostly produced methane.

    Still bad of course, if you believe in the bullshit.

  41. bespoke

    Cue some ‘Progressive’ saying not paying a road levy for underground equipment is a subsidy.

  42. Snoopy

    The fossil fuel subsides of $100 billion a year is too low. It’s eleventy billion annually.

    He did claim at least at least USD$100 billion a year.

    Appropriately changing the accepted level of uncertainty easily captures eleventy billion annually.

  43. egg_

    I dont give a hoot about the Co2 emissions, but less particulate matter polution, NOX and SOX is nice.

    The Chem Eng Eco loon at work drove a 6 cyl diesel Discovery 100 km solo return trips to work daily, as is usually the custom (Eco loons in SUVs).

  44. Top Ender

    Vets front and centre in PM’s Welcome to Country ceremonies
    DENNIS SHANAHAN

    Scott Morrison has moved to give Australia’s veterans equal billing with indigenous elders “past, present and emerging” at formal events and ceremonies.

    In the past year, the Prime Minister has worked to give the same recognition to ex-servicemen and women as is given to the “traditional owners of the land”.

    Without any formal announcement or public statement, Mr Morrison started thanking “any serving men and women in our defence forces” in speeches and is now including the acknowledgment every time he recognises indigenous leaders.

    At the Liberal Party council dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House on Saturday, Mr Morrison began his speech by acknowledging “the Ngunnawal people, the elders past, present and emerging”. “Can I also acknowledge, as is my habit, anyone who is serving in our defence forces and certainly those who are veterans, and simply say on behalf of a very grateful nation, thank you for your service,” he added.

    The “acknowledgement of country” is the formal recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land owners and has been used for more than a decade.

    Mr Morrison has been including an acknowledgment for veterans since he became Prime Minister last year and has acknowledged veterans in his Liberal Party campaign launch and during his visit to the US last month.

    At the weekend, he delivered the traditional indigenous acknowledgment as the leader of the “party of Neville Bonner (the first indigenous member of parliament) and Ken Wyatt (the first indigenous cabinet minister)”. He then thanked Australian Defence Force members for their service.

    In Ohio with US President Donald Trump last month, Mr Morrison asked veterans in the crowd to put their hands up and thanked them for their service, “not just to the US but to the great alliance between Australia and the US”.

    When The Australian asked Mr Morrison on Tuesday why he was adding veterans to the national acknowledgment, he said: “Since I became Prime Minister, I’ve regularly made a point of thanking veterans for their service at the beginning of my speeches, because they’ve served our country with distinction.

    Since when was this true?

    The “acknowledgement of country” is the formal recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land owners and has been used for more than a decade.

    Oz print edition complete

  45. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Preschool kids lobby to fly Aboriginal flag on Harbour Bridge

    Children as young as three at a community preschool have been facilitated by educators to petition the government to fly the Aboriginal flag on the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the act slammed as “manipulation.”
    Matthew Benns, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    |
    October 23, 2019 9:22am

    Educators at a community preschool have facilitated children as young as three to solicit signatures and lobby the government to fly the Aboriginal flag permanently on the Harbour Bridge.

    But a child psychologist has warned the children have no idea of the issues at stake and are merely being used as pawns to achieve the political objectives of adults.

    “These children do not even have the cognitive ability to understand what a petition is,” child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg said.

    “I think the idea of roping children into political campaigns seems to be in vogue. Children should not be used as props.”

    The three-to-five-year-olds at Kelly’s Place Children’s Centre in Crows Nest have now collected 10,000 signatures and presented them to approving Labor leader Jodi McKay during an excursion to NSW Parliament last month. Labor Early Childhood spokeswoman Jodie Harrison wrote on Facebook: “What a celebration it was today to finally have the petition tabled in parliament!”

    A spokesman for the preschool said: “One of the children noticed there was no Aboriginal flag on the Harbour Bridge and said that was disrespectful.

    “He was four-and-a-half at the time and came in and told the other children that was disrespectful,” he said.

    The children had been taught about respect of Aboriginal land during a campaign to get the council to put a bin on a nearby park that they were told was traditionally Cammeraygal land. “All of this began around the idea that there was an absence of respect,” the spokesman said.

    “As one child explained, ‘We need to respect Cammeraygal Land, how we want to be respected’,” the centre said in a press release. “They went through the process of learning who to speak to — and they achieved what they wanted,” the spokesman said.

    “They were incredibly empowered by their abilities.”

    He said the success with the bin inspired the children to seek further campaigns.

  46. bespoke

    Children as young as three

    That is cannon fodder. 😎

  47. calli

    Meanwhile, over at The Bee, advertising takes a totally predictable turn.

  48. Geriatric Mayfly

    The children had been taught about respect of Aboriginal land during a campaign to get the council to put a bin on a nearby park that they were told was traditionally Cammeraygal land.

    Is the bin some sort of Native totem. If so, I hope it has not got wheels.

  49. Far out.

    The US Democrats are now the Redcoats.

    https://reason.com/2019/10/22/massachusetts-legislator-proposes-200-fines-6-months-in-jail-for-using-the-word-bitch/

    Massachusetts Legislator Proposes $200 Fines, 6 Months in Jail for Using the Word ‘Bitch’
    State Rep. Daniel Hunt’s bill is an obvious First Amendment violation says Jim Manley of the Pacific Legal Foundation.

    Specifying that the use of the word bitch could be a criminal act at the very least seems superfluous given that Massachusetts’ disorderly conduct law already bans any “offensive and disorderly acts or language” used to “accost or annoy another person.”

    It’s also a violation of the First Amendment’s free speech protections, says Jim Manley, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), a public interest law firm that litigates free speech issues.

    “As the Supreme Court has said there’s no happy talk requirement in the First Amendment. You cannot ban a word when it’s used to annoy someone but let them use the word when they are using the word in a positive way,” Manley tells Reason. “There’s no confusion about this point of law.”

    “Legislatures,” he says, “can’t just pluck words out of the dictionary and ban them.”

  50. egg_

    Kristina Keneally’s claims of a ­crisis at Australia’s airports

    Teh climate crisis is affecting airport weather?

  51. 1735099

    However, let’s assume that there actually was a BFB who turned up, having made the arduous two hour (in 1970s time) journey over mountaintops and on thin winding rope bridges over the chasm between Brisvegas and Toowoomba, battling dragons and little white rabbits along the way instead of being cost-conscious (as you say) and just posting them out.

    You can’t read. As posted upthread, this happened in the 1990s.And the “consultant” was probably paid a travelling allowance courtesy of the Queensland taxpayer.

    Bearing in mind ‘your teachers’ may have wanted to keep the bus in the first place, how hard would it have been to scribble down ’50 trips per year, 35 head per load’ and give the bloody thing to different teachers each week to drive around, thus ramping up the odo klicks to back your story up?

    Because you may be OK with low level corruption ripping off the taxpayer, doesn’t mean that everyone else is.

    It’s not as though they were marking calculus exams during lunchtime. Surely, surely a mighty intellect such as yours didn’t consider that you may actually have to demonstrate the use of free stuff, otherwise it might be taken away?

    No, lunch time was spent by teachers on duty teaching socialisation skills. These skills were much more important and relevant than calculus. I doubt that there was ever any suspicion on the part of Treasury that the busses were under-utilised. They simply didn’t like paying for them. After all, they had to keep the VIP fleet for the Premier and ministers up to scratch.

    NB: Still completely irrelevant to the concept of outsourcing.

  52. egg_

    Teh climate crisis is affecting airport weather?

    Low flying Frightbats?

  53. Percy Popinjay
    #3191516, posted on October 23, 2019 at 8:52 am

    FFS – another day, another steaming pile of excrement

    GOOOOOOD MORNIN’ VIETNAM, MAAAAANG!

  54. Overburdened

    The insanity of the left is not only the stuff they spout that has little to no basis in fact KD.

    It’s that they think that either they can reset back to normal when they regain power, or that they think their craziness will become the new normal and expect the Country to be successful.

    Either way, it seems to me that they have passed the tipping point where cooperation in good faith to run the Country is accepted practice.

    It can only end badly for one side or the other, and naturally the citizens will suffer while life will go on unchanged for the authors of the disaster.

    The President donates his salary to charity and cops all the shit dished out to him because he says he loves his Country.

    Having listened to the President for many years, there is no reason to disbelieve that he wants what is best for America, and he appears to be going ok considering the obstacles.

    This may be the beginning of the end for America.

  55. Mater

    1735099
    #3191494, posted on October 23, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Ok then. Let’s ignore the long winded anecdote which takes as away from the issue at hand.
    Is ‘outsourcing’ the same as ‘privatisation’?

    I really couldn’t give a stuff, but as you’re the expert, provide an explanation in 500 words or less.

    Ok. But only because I don’t want you coming back later, claiming to be awaiting an answer.
    Here goes:

    Despite your assertion, it’s not.

    – Word count: 5

  56. Mother Lode

    The fossil fuel subsides of $100 billion a year is too low. It’s eleventy billion annually.

    I should have guessed this thing, so energetically put about by our progressives, started in the US.

    We really have the most mediocre lefties.

  57. mh

    Jussie Smollett’s case to proceed in Chicago: federal judge

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/jussie-smollett-case-to-proceed-in-chicago-federal-judge

    Jussie won’t get a fair hearing in Chicago – it’s MAGA country!

  58. Overburdened

    I also think it’s a bit stiff to criticise the President for his wealth built through enterprise when some of his most vocal critics are career leftist politicians who surprisingly are also millionaires.

  59. BEHOLD THE POWER OF COCAINE AND ARTS SCHOOL EDUCATION

    Good Morning Vietnam Best Scenes

  60. Snoopy

    BNL NEWS
    @BreakingNLive
    BREAKING: US officials say US attorney John Durham has requested an interview from John Brennan, and plans to request James Clapper also sit down with him as part of his review of the 2016 Russia collusion investigation – OANN
    12:58 PM · Oct 22, 2019

    Tick tock.

  61. Mother Lode

    Preschool kids lobby to fly Aboriginal flag on Harbour Bridge

    Surely we should wait until the little mite is 16 before treating their every word as gospel.

    As dumb as the kids are, the adults are just as stupid – a kid is echoing the opinions expressed by their parents.

    Anyway, why would an Aboriginal flag belong on the bridge? They had nothing to do with it. They can’t even claim it as ancestral land. It is certainly divisive, though.

    The Australian flag covers all Australians. The Aboriginal Tea-Towel says some people are excluded. And who would be excluded by the Aboriginal flag? The very people who built the bloody bridge.

  62. BNL NEWS
    @BreakingNLive
    BREAKING: US officials say US attorney John Durham has requested an interview from John Brennan, and plans to request James Clapper also sit down with him as part of his review of the 2016 Russia collusion investigation – OANN
    12:58 PM · Oct 22, 2019

    Appropriate music from the Mekong Delta:

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The children had been taught about respect of Aboriginal land during a campaign to get the council to put a bin on a nearby park that they were told was traditionally Cammeraygal land.

    Cue the next step, which will be the Pol Tots getting upset, because their family house is built on Cammeraygal land….

  64. Anyway, why would an Aboriginal flag belong on the bridge? They had nothing to do with it. They can’t even claim it as ancestral land. It is certainly divisive, though.

    Turrimulli the giant Qunkin used it as a secret inter-dimensional bridge to hide from people when he wasn’t eating them.

    It was the inspiration for the plot devices in van Helsing (per the Count’s true hideaway).

  65. Overburdened

    The most important thing KD is to be able to get back in the water following the blockbuster debacle.

    This may not seem significant given the geopolitical implications of the American situation, but it’s pretty big for me.

  66. 1735099

    Where does the Kiwi apology mention “conscription?”

    Given that the Kiwis were volunteers it didn’t need to.

    And of course, the Coalition could never bring themselves to apologise, simply because it would remind voters of the fact they were the only Australian government in history that instituted a scheme to compel random twenty years olds to fight in peacetime on foreign soil as part of an army taking sides in a civil war.

  67. “Just a civil war”

    The Viet Minh committed the pre determined murder of one million of their kin and countrymen.

    They were the prototypical model for the Khmer Rouge.

  68. 1735099

    The Australian flag covers all Australians.

    Not this one, so long as the butcher’s apron is in the corner.

  69. cohenite

    The troll revealing his traitorous cur centre.

  70. max:

    When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence

    “The Enemies.” a trilogy.
    Looks interesting…

  71. thefrollickingmole

    Mater

    Did Numberwang get back to you on your takedown of him yesterday, or is that why today’s topic “FIJAM, they dun take my chillens schoolbus away”….

    Because it looks a lot like Wangster just yellow bellied his way out of being caught bullshitting again, as usual.

  72. feelthebern

    “any serving men and women in our defence forces”

    If ScoMo doesn’t mention numbers personally & carry around a framed photo of numbers framed like the Lady of Guadalupe, it doesn’t go far enough.
    In fact, all PM’s will now make the trip from Brisbane to Toowoomba on their knees to kiss the ring of of numbers.
    Only then shall he shut up about what he went through in Vietnam.

  73. struth

    Government of NSW Humptual Agreement Verification Certificate and checklist.

    Page one of ten.
    Please tickle a box, Y N

    Have flowers been bought Y N?

    Have Teeth been Brushed?Y N
    Has the FP (filthy pig) showered before attempting this abomination?
    Y N

    Have dishes been done by husband, hereby referred to as Offence Intender…..OI, or simply, Filthy Pig FP.
    Y N?
    a)If answering no to this question, F P is to keep his OI’s heat seeking moisture missile, HSMM, otherwise Known as Blue Vein Custard Chucker BVCC safely in his pants for 24 hours before re-applying.
    b)Terms for HSMM of BVCC that are not officially recognised and may insult our communist party overlords, such as “Wang” or “little Chinaman”‘ will result in fines of many thousands of dollars and equal to the loss of donations received from CCP and 3 months jail.
    c)One eyed trouser python, or ” love muscle” may be used , but this is only after gaining GASSA permission to do so.
    Government Appointed on Scene Sexual Authority, (GASSA), traditionally referred to as the offensive term “wife” may change her mind about this at any stage before during or after ( BDA) the sexual encounter has occurred , whereupon section b applies to all and any names the GASSA finds distasteful.

    The Deed Itself.

    (Firstly we ask GASSA to fill in this quick questionnaire to help us develop future policy regarding this crucial policy area.
    Future questionnaires will be compulsory.)
    We would like to know if the FP drives an electric vehicle, were the lights left on, and how were they powered, does anyone eat meat in the household etc
    Would anyone vote for a right wing party in your household, if one registered?
    Has anyone in your household held racist, homophobic, transphobic, anti communist views?

    Compulsory question:
    DOES ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSE DENY THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY ……………Y or N
    .

    Has anyone in your household made statements regarding the UN or China in a disparaging or confronting , upsetting manner?

    A few short paragraphs will suffice.

    Has there been a formal application made in triplicate to the GASSA by the OI and has the GASSA sent the pink copy to the OHSC, (Office of HeteroSexual Consent, Married section)?
    Has authority been obtained.
    Does the OI have his SA (sexual accreditation) card up to date?
    If the FP has made comments regarding where he wants to swipe it, it must instantly be reported and a penalty of up to a 12 months conjugal deprivation will apply.

    PTO, please turn over.

  74. EvilElvis

    Malcolm Roberts reciting a few facts in the senate. Look at that fat slug, sarah fuck-wit react behind him.

    Malcolm seems to have the box seat when it comes to this shit. Can’t remember the last Greens imbecile to pull faces behind him. Vile, childish, cretinish fuckwits the lot of them and people vote them in to pull the levers. What a retarded country.

  75. Mother Lode

    a kid is echoing the opinions expressed by their parents.

    My mistake – they are echoing their pre-school day carers.

    Who just happen to be the people that progressives have spent the last decade demanding need further expansion and funding – another entrenched infestation of progressive stupidity for indoctrination.

  76. 1735099

    The Viet Minh committed the pre determined murder of one million of their kin and countrymen.

    Utter codswallop.
    The Khmer Việt Minh were part of the 1978 invasion of Cambodia along with the Vietnamese Army which overthrew the Pol Pot state.

  77. EvilElvis

    Cretinous!

    The fuckwits who program auto-correct are the types to vote for them… Pricks

  78. stackja

    The angry private still upset with something that happened years ago?
    Scrolling, scrolling…

  79. feelthebern

    So the land manatee plonked herself down behind Malcolm to get her gelatinous self some media coverage.
    Does she think that helps?

  80. Roger

    My mistake – they are echoing their pre-school day carers.

    A pre-school I drive by frequently has a flag pole in front of it.

    The only flag they ever fly is the aboriginal flag during NAIDOC week.

  81. Arky

    “Just a civil war”

    The Viet Minh committed the pre determined murder of one million of their kin and countrymen.

    They were the prototypical model for the Khmer Rouge.

    ..
    Must be interesting watching films from this guys perspective.
    Hoping the hobbits get eaten by orcs.
    Hoping Gary Cooper just skips town with his new bride.
    Cheering on Hans Gruber and hoping John falls off Nakatomi Plaza onto the black cop.

  82. “If you attempt overthrow another evil regime, all the murders you commit are absolved”

    Okay babble wang (who has whinged his way to a meal ticket longer than his peasant ancestors lived), then tell us if Stalin is absolved for his purges or the Holodomor.

    Also, Hitler and his ethnic cleansing.

  83. Cheering on Hans Gruber and hoping John falls off Nakatomi Plaza onto the black cop.

    Top class laconic and dry black humour. Even better than IT’s best. We have a new champion.

    In the ANZAC spirit. Well done Arky. The CER was the best treaty we ever signed, even if it needed an annexation clause in it.

    [BTW, a young bloke I know with a stem degree didn’t know there was a north and south island – he also did not know who Dr Dre was when he was talking about rap music. FMD].

  84. thefrollickingmole

    Mater
    #3191615, posted on October 23, 2019 at 10:27 am
    No response, mole.

    Could you do us a favor and repost it, Numberwang may have been busy finding a phone box to put his undies on the outside and missed it.

    Should be good for an hour or 2 of him buggering off and pretending he never saw it again.
    As usual.

  85. Boambee John

    Not this one, so long as the butcher’s apron is in the corner.

    Seagull seems to suffer from a high degree of ingrained ethnic prejudice and stereotyping.

    Needs to attend counselling to improve its attitude?

  86. Mother Lode

    The angry private still upset with something that happened years ago?

    It is the closest connection he has had to anything historically significant.

    Needless to say, at the first opportunity he found himself a dark safe place where he could run the film ‘VD and You’ and numb his wang watching the Tribal Africa series of films by National Geographic.

    Funny thing is, I think projection is his real vocation. He endlessly projects his unflagging resentment onto others, and then projects other peoples experiences onto himself.

  87. Arky

    Frank Walker from National Tiles
    #3191617, posted on October 23, 2019 at 10:28 am

    ..
    Can you imagine how enraged it feels when James Bond escapes the bad guys and his parachute opens up to reveal the hated flag?

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    The cartel in action.

    Why are you complaining Numbers?
    Didn’t Obama say that energy costs would necessarily skyrocket?

  89. thefrollickingmole

    Numberwang watches “Saving private Ryan”and roots for the Germans.

    Numberwang watches Apollo 13 and wants the astronauts to die.

    Numberwang watches old footage of the Berlin wall coming down, backwards.

  90. Bear Necessities

    Conservatives won 33 out of 34 seats in Alberta with nearly 70% of the popular vote in the Canadian elections. With Liberal and NDP policies to obliterate the Oil/Gas and livestock industries is it any wonder?

    Alberta and a couple other of the Western Provinces may start to wonder why be part of a federation which is attempting to destroy there way of life?

    Alberta for 51st state? You know it makes sense!

  91. Geriatric Mayfly

    Malcolm seems to have the box seat when it comes to this shit. Can’t remember the last Greens imbecile to pull faces behind him. Vile, childish, cretinish fuckwits the lot of them

    That would be Janet Rice from Victoristan. Totally obsessed with alphabet issues, and her wife is a bloke who has metamorphosed into a womyn. Ugly caterpillars can turn into even uglier insects.

  92. cohenite

    Malcolm seems to have the box seat when it comes to this shit. Can’t remember the last Greens imbecile to pull faces behind him. Vile, childish, cretinish fuckwits the lot of them and people vote them in to pull the levers. What a retarded country.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10158839311552501&set=a.358860732500&type=3&theater

    The green ratbag was married to this:

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

    It’s like a mutant Escher painting, the inter-relationships of the greens/left/alarmists.

  93. Top Ender

    George Pell and the SJW Fembots

    Over at Quadrant now….

  94. The government takes 45.98 c.p.l. in excise and compounded GST on excise (so probably around 70 c.p.l. overall in explicit indirect taxation), ignoring the rest of the GST share plus all other imputed taxes such as payroll, land taxes, rates and personal & corporate income taxes – this is on top of the PIT that the consumer pays BEFORE they can buy anything at all.

    But I want to know why a watermelon like babble wang Mc Pyle cares about high energy costs.

  95. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Because you may be OK with low level corruption ripping off the taxpayer, doesn’t mean that everyone else is.’

    As opposed to you, Principal Skinner, who did exactly zero – nay, actively enabled the removal of the free asset you just said was so invaluable. ‘Decades of research’ and all that.

    ‘the busses were under-utilised. They simply didn’t like paying for them.’

    And yet you let ‘them’ continue funding the VIP fleet in big bastard Brisbane by not justifying your use of the free stuff you were given.

    Man, you must have hated those kids by deliberately depriving them of one of their few sources of enjoyment, as well as an educational tool.

    You monster.

  96. Perhaps we ought to have a regulation that all taxable transactions require a breakdown of what taxes have been paid and what taxes have otherwise been imputed to the cost of production, also with a service on my Gov where you can compare your salary to all the indirect and direct taxes you have paid over a year.

    The public ought to and has a right to know!

  97. Geriatric Mayfly

    Janet Rice behaving like a three year old was brought to the notice of the Senate. In its profound wisdom it decided that the dignity of the Chamber had not been degraded. Misfits judging loopies and misfits.

  98. 1735099

    Conservatives won 33 out of 34 seats in Alberta with nearly 70% of the popular vote in the Canadian elections. With Liberal and NDP policies to obliterate the Oil/Gas and livestock industries is it any wonder?

    Trudeau and Trump have something in common.
    They both lost the popular vote.
    The irony…..
    The Liberals garnered 33 per cent of the popular vote, less than the Conservatives’ 34 per cent.
    That’s a long way from the 70% you quote just for for Alberta.

  99. Mater

    Could you do us a favor and repost it, Numberwang may have been busy finding a phone box to put his undies on the outside and missed it.

    Sorry Mole, I like to keep it fresh.
    No shortage of opportunities to make Bob look foolish.
    Let’s see what today brings, shall we.

  100. 1735099

    As opposed to you, Principal Skinner, who did exactly zero – nay, actively enabled the removal of the free asset you just said was so invaluable. ‘Decades of research’ and all that.

    Your naivety is astounding.
    The buses were going, irrespective of the outcome of the survey.
    Treasury had already made that decision.
    The report was simply padding.
    You have obviously led a very sheltered existence.

  101. thefrollickingmole

    Frank Walker from National Tiles

    Try this for taxation bastardry.

    New “discovery”of a tax obligation.

    Our site is one of the few remaining residential minesites, its great, real community etc…
    Already pay FBT up the ass for every employee

    We have a town maintenance crew who do the essential repairs and public space maintenance.

    Tax department has now discovered that we should pay GST on the maintenance works done to maintain the town.
    Backdated.
    About 30 years.

    It will be contested.

  102. struth

    Government of NSW Humptual Agreement Verification Certificate and checklist.

    Page two

    GASSA must sign and date.

    I hereby declare that the OI is not a white male, or if I suspect he may be, to ensure that pregnancy does not result.
    If the accidental pregnancy does occur I solemnly declare to get the unborn child terminated by way of government sanctioned abortion up until and after birth, depending on waiting period.

    Signed GASSA…………………………………………………………………….. date……………………………..

    Send this page immediately to OHSC married section, before filling out other sections, along with previous questionnaire answers.
    PTO

  103. feelthebern

    The ATO is the most dangerous organisation in Australia.
    Followed closely by VicPol.

  104. egg_

    There’s something about Mehan:

    “I like them, but her, there’s something about her, you know what I’m saying?” Wendy added. “And you know what girl, Meghan, don’t be surprised that the paparazzi are everywhere. Of course, because you’re now a royal. They weren’t following you when you were on Suits, we didn’t even know who you were except when you came for employment here at Wendy and wanted to be one of our runway models.”

    /MSN News

  105. Tax department has now discovered that we should pay GST on the maintenance works done to maintain the town.
    Backdated.
    About 30 years.

    It will be contested.

    There is no other way to describe this other than tyranny.

    The government is simply desperate for money.

  106. Knuckle Dragger

    Principal Skinner:

    ‘The buses were going, irrespective of the outcome of the survey.’

    Oh.

    Then why did you personally organise a heroic struggle against The Machine via the union when, as you claim, nothing would have made a difference?

    Said struggle being a boycott of filling out a form, rather than actually trying to keep the strap-in bus?

    Geez. It all had to be about you, didn’t it?

  107. Mater

    Your naivety is astounding.
    The buses were going, irrespective of the outcome of the survey.
    Treasury had already made that decision.
    The report was simply padding.
    You have obviously led a very sheltered existence.

    So neither ‘outsourcing’ nor the ‘consultant’ had anything to do with the loss of the bus?
    It was a government decision.
    What was the point of this story again?

  108. 1735099

    What was the point of this story again?

    To wind you and KD up, of course.
    Mission accomplished.

  109. lotocoti

    Some may have forgotten that Bobble of the Downs is the patron saint of pointless anecdotes.

  110. 8th Dan

    Tax department has now discovered that we should pay GST on the maintenance works done to maintain the town.
    Backdated.
    About 30 years.

    From 1 July 2000 for GST = 19 years.

  111. Arky

    So neither ‘outsourcing’ nor the ‘consultant’ had anything to do with the loss of the bus?
    It was a government decision.

    ..
    The service of bussing students to outside locations would have been outsourced to local bus firms, after the coasters were removed from the school.

  112. Bear Necessities

    Conservatives won 33 out of 34 seats in Alberta with nearly 70% of the popular vote in the Canadian elections. With Liberal and NDP policies to obliterate the Oil/Gas and livestock industries is it any wonder?

    Trudeau and Trump have something in common.
    They both lost the popular vote.
    The irony…..
    The Liberals garnered 33 per cent of the popular vote, less than the Conservatives’ 34 per cent.
    That’s a long way from the 70% you quote just for for Alberta.

    Might be separatist movement coming up in Alberta and Saskatchewan to rival the Quebecois.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trudeau and Trump have something in common.
    They both lost the popular vote.

    Except that about twice as many illegal votes went to Hillary than the margin she is supposed to have won by. The irony…..

    Why is it that the Left so loves to subvert democracy with stuffed ballot boxes, Black Panther standover tactics, illegal and dead voters Numbers? Pray tell.

  114. Arky

    Probably be cheaper for the dept to hire buses for excursions rather than maintain the coaster.
    Depending on usage.
    Hence the staff survey.

  115. stackja

    Latest NSW Curriculum review will only make things worse
    For years NSW schools and teachers have had to deal with a plethora of top down innovations and fads supposedly designed to raise standards and improve results. The latest plan will only make things worse, writes Kevin Donnelly.
    Kevin Donnelly, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only
    October 22, 2019 9:24am

    The irony is that as head of the ACER and a staunch defender of what is known as outcomes-based education, Masters is one of those responsible for forcing this intrusive and time wasting approach on teachers in the first place.
    Australian classrooms are some of the most disruptive across the OECD countries, up to 30 to 40 per cent of beginning teachers say teaching is not a long-term career.
    Arguing that the subject disciplines are central as all students, regardless of interest or ability, have the right to be educated in its fullest sense is worthwhile, but again there is nothing new or original about the description “deep knowledge”.

  116. Snoopy

    TheirABCnomics

    As a not-for-profit organisation, Outback Stores, which is Commonwealth-funded, is required to return all net profits to the community, whose residents can then choose how to reinvest them.

    From the Outback Stores website, the organisation’s responsibilities include:

    Underpinning financially unviable stores to remain open

    My advice to Outback Stores? Run. Don’t walk. Leave the 400 Balgo residents to operate their own hugely profitable retail store.

    I’m sure TheirABC will happily undewrite the store’s losses under its Reconciliation Action Plan.

  117. Mater

    To wind you and KD up, of course.
    Mission accomplished.

    That break contact drill doesn’t work, Bob.
    We’ve all seen your thousand word responses.
    We know it burns. It’s for your own good though.

  118. egg:
    Use the same process to select people as happened when we colonised Australia and the US.
    Make it a one way trip, have a core of engineers/farmers/telephone sanitisers.
    Unfortunately, I can see every second person being a bureaucrat who will address the mission parameters, make sure there is adequate representation of minorities/LGBTQ/vegans/lactose intolerant feminazis.

    No, the Chinese will get there first and politely inform us of their withdrawal from the Treaty that says no one owns space.

  119. Some History

    Did you know that right on now – October 22 – October 24 – is the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in Sydney.

    Good example of the Public Health swamp. The swamp extends from national Public Health and the “charity” groups such as cancer councils and heart foundations, right through to swamp central – the UN agency, the World Health Organization. These are gatherings of snooty, sanctimonious, megalomaniacal fraudsters with a “god complex” that have enjoyed very comfortable [taxpayer-funded] long-term employment to inflict their inflammatory crap on the world-wide public. And part of the derangement is bestowing numerous awards upon each other – you’re great… no, you’re great… no, you’re great…

    Drain the Public Health SWAMP.

  120. Snoopy

    Katie Hill

    Who hasn’t got their kit off to brush a subordinate’s hair?

    Sheesh!

  121. Mater

    Bob,
    When your school had the bus, did you ‘outsource’ it’s servicing or did you have an in-house mechanic?

  122. 8th Dan

    No response, mole.

    To this this nothingburger? What was the question?

  123. dover_beach

    A Danish female academic – can’t remember her name, but she appeared on Q&A before the program became entirely woke – argued that surrogacy is actually prostitution, because the woman is required to hire out to others her sexual parts.

    Any ideas which episode or the year?

  124. Mater

    Welcome to the party, 8th Dan.
    Today’s your lucky day. There’s a free ice cream with every meal on the kids menu.

  125. Roger

    Spkeaing of tyranny, how do you control 1.4 billion people?

    Chinese Citizens Will Have To Scan Their Faces To Get Internet Access And New Phone Numbers

    And if that doesn’t concern you, thanks to their data harvesting in over 200 countries, including images:

    There’s A Good Chance Beijing Already Has Your Face On File

  126. struth

    Government of NSW Humptual Agreement Verification Certificate and checklist.

    Page 3

    The sexual act as approved must consist of:

    a) Consent in triplicate , and all parties accredited by the relevant authorities.
    b)GASSA to have all bases, 1, 2, and 3 consent forms (OHSC married section F fullbag s157e3257x base 1 -4371, 4372 and 4373 signed by the FP (now no longer OI) IMMEDIATELY before commencement of base rounding.
    However, during the base rounding, formal consent must also be required , once in operation for speed variance and other miscellaneous extra endeavour attempted by the FP.

    Space below for extra consent signing.
    example:

    Tongue in mouth 1 cm sign…………………………
    2cm sign………………………….

    Speed agreement
    Tortoise…………………………………………………………………..
    Hare…………………………………………………………………..
    Inducing heart attack…………………………………………………….
    (please call 000 if you are feeling pain and are a public servant on a field trip)

    PTO

    …………………………………………………………………..

  127. Tintarella di Luna

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3191391, posted on October 23, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Thank you Bruce kind of you to respond, I thought the properties of supercritical water sounded quite amazing, they say that that properties of water have yet to be fully explored — so good on them for trying anyway.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #3191671, posted on October 23, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Bob,
    When your school had the bus, did you ‘outsource’ it’s servicing or did you have an in-house mechanic?

    Mmmyes.
    And did the “spectrum kids” brew their own petrol, and refine the rubber for the tyres?
    I am surprised that Bobby McSpud didn’t follow his Communist instincts and donate his yuuuge property windfall to keep the bus running.

  129. egg:
    I notice the proposed Mars base will have solar power as well as nuke.
    This is ideology overriding engineering.
    The space and weight taken up by this ludicrous power source could provide room for a second micronuke, without the need for the maintenance required for the solar farm after every sandstorm.
    Stupid humans.

  130. Some History

    Another UN/Olympics Circus success story.

    As soon as a country is “awarded” the Olympics Circus, the WHO operatives go to work on the host nation to enact as much antismoking legislation as possible. There’s plenty of background on the assault on Japan re its 2020 Olympics Circus:
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2018/03/17/open-forum-march-17-2018/comment-page-5/#comments
    http://catallaxyfiles.com/2019/04/22/monday-forum-april-22-2019/comment-page-6/#comment-2996484

  131. Some History

    2.

    Well, here’s the latest:

    Fukuoka forks out to modify prefectural assembly building ahead of April nationwide smoking ban

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/20/national/fukuoka-forks-modify-prefectural-assembly-building-ahead-april-nationwide-smoking-ban/#.Xa4Pci2ZNEI

  132. Knuckle Dragger

    Aaaha haha. The last resort.

    ‘To wind you up.’

    ‘I’ll call it what I like.’

    ‘I had my metaphorical hat on.’

    As the late Bob Ellis would say, if he wasn’t obese and dead, ‘and so it goes…’

  133. stackja

    Alabama candidate’s ad goes viral as she calls for a conservative ‘Squad’ to fight socialism
    By Julia Musto | Fox News

    An Alabama businesswoman and congressional candidate said Tuesday that America needs a conservative “Squad” to counteract the ideology of Democratic socialists like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.

    Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Jessica Taylor called for a new generation of conservatives.

    In a viral campaign video for a U.S. House seat, Taylor said that she was “sick of arrogant socialists like AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), who’ve never even run a lemonade stand, trying to tell us how to live in Alabama and that more government is the answer.”

  134. …and I forgot – Holistic living? What kind of newage hippy shit is this?
    The big issues will be the same as the ones we have on Earth, like, whose turn is it to do the washing up? Who keeps leaving the front door unlocked? Who stole the copper tubing from the lab fridge, and why? (That would be one of the engineers, who is building a still in the hydroponics dome as soon as they can stop the bloody cleaning bot from emptying out the potato peelings that 4 Leaf Taybachs Grandson insists on laying out to dry.
    Another thing I forgot – and who the hell is responsible for changing the cat litter, and who didn’t check that the damn thing wasn’t pregnant before we left?

  135. egg_

    I notice the proposed Mars base will have solar power* as well as nuke.

    *Window dressing, on the Martian terrain.
    It must be the B-Ark.

  136. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I am surprised that Bobby McSpud didn’t follow his Communist instincts and donate his yuuuge property windfall to keep the bus running.

    All 50,000 dong?

  137. egg_

    There’s A Good Chance Beijing Already Has Your Face On File

    Don’t we all look same?

  138. thefrollickingmole

    Infidel Tiger

    Thats gold, love the chase at the end…

    8th dick.
    Extra tax calculated from the time FBT added to mining towns you fucktard. Then GST added onto that when it came into play.
    I notice you are comfortable with retrospective taxation as well, what a good little statist.

    Go lick a window on the mong herders bus, the adults are talking.

  139. Mother Lode

    The BBC is reporting on the ‘Trump Impeachment’ (they seem to be under the delusion that there is one going on) and a report from a ‘US Envoy’ that Trump pressured Ukraine.

    As usual, there is no hint as to who this envoy is. I will guess one of Obama’s people. Or someone sent by the Democrats who is not a US envoy. Certainly they are sticking with the strategy of not allowing sources – and their credibility – be known.

    The way it is with the ABC and BBC: How are they trying to trick us. Where is the lie of commission or omission.

  140. Percy Popinjay:
    Wussia! Wussia! Wussia!
    VEITMAN! VEITMAN! VEITMAN!

    That is all.

  141. Stimpson J. Cat

    The “lady of the amazon” has been refuted by the members of the Amazon Synod. Look if you don’t know the history and what’s been going on in Rome, then you really shouldn’t comment about it.
    Have a nice day.

    This is why we don’t have Women Priests, Bishops, Cardinals, or Pope’s.
    They are far too nice for the job.
    😁

  142. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bauer Media softcore titles The Picture and People to close
    Bauer has announced it will close Picture and People magazines by the end of the year.

    Zoe Samios
    Media business reporter
    @zoesam93
    An hour ago October 23, 2019
    2 Comments

    Bauer Media softcore titles The Picture and People will close by the end of the year, marking an end to decades of magazines featuring topless models and stories about sex.

    The Australian understands the German publisher was forced to axe the two titles after a number of major retailers include BP and 7 Eleven decided to pull the magazines from shelves. Staff have been informed of the decision.

    A spokeswoman for Bauer Media said the business was working with staff to find “suitable redeployment”.
    Read Next

    “Discussions to close Picture and People Magazines have been taking place as the magazines have lost ranging, which has affected their commercial viability,” the spokeswoman said.

    “As closures impact a number of people, including some staff and suppliers, they need to be well considered and timed appropriately.”

    The decision to close marks an end to more than 60 years of publication for People, and 31 years for The Picture.

    At its peak in the 1980s, People, which reportedly was the first weekly magazine to feature topless models, sold about 250,000 copies a week. At peak circulation in the 1990s, The Picture sold about 190,000 copies a week.

  143. Top Ender

    Don’t worry – it’s a South Australian thing:

    Police investigate report of fake cop pulling over driver and ‘strangely’ taking items of cutlery

    Link

  144. Boambee John

    Tax department has now discovered that we should pay GST on the maintenance works done to maintain the town.
    Backdated.
    About 30 years.

    GST or FBT? Sounds like the latter.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Don’t worry – it’s a South Australian thing:

    So are serial murder and interbreeding.

  146. Stimpson J. Cat

    Can I just take this opportunity to remind all the Catallaxy Wives that when you get bored of your permission asking fat old husband’s and need an agile friend with a vague six-pack wearing denim shorts,
    I will be right here waiting for you.
    Just like Richard Marx.

    😁

  147. EvilElvis

    The ATO is the most dangerous organisation in Australia.

    There is no other way to describe this other than tyranny.

    The ATO have no doubt been a disgrace for most of its existence but currently they are an absolute fucking disgrace with there bullying, harassment and patronising at a level which is so far beyond there understanding of anything outside their APS bubble.

    I’m currently letter writing to every WA member of Federal Parliament and a few other choice ones outlining my and my partner’s recent dealings with them.

    I don’t care for public servants as it is but the condescending and outright bully nature of the pigs we deal with is next level. All this from an APS that demands diversity, anti-bullying, women’s rights and mental health tolerance from us plebs. The lot can fucking burn.

  148. Mother Lode

    This report from The Bee about Trump deciding to host the next G7 at a Chuck E Cheese is as unnervingly insightful as it is funny.

    Especially this bit:

    Democrats quickly called for impeachment over the controversial move, while Republicans praised Trump’s “4D chess maneuver” of forcing Democrats to condemn a beloved American institution like Chuck E. Cheese.

    The Bee really is brilliant.

  149. areff

    So I treated myself to a new (secondhand) car and need a VicRoads sales form. Called the local cop shop: “Can’t help you, mate”, said the constable.

    Must now drive 20 miles to fetch one from VicRoads office. Why can’t the wallopers keep some at the front desk?

    grrrrrr

  150. Sinclair Davidson

    areff – you can’t download from the website?

  151. zyconoclast

    Organic farming produces higher greenhouse gas emissions, research finds

    But the volume of food grown per unit of area farmed organically was 40 per cent less than yields from conventional farming methods, according to the research, published in the journal Nature Communications today.

    The emissions savings by farming organically were not enough to offset the reduced productivity, said study lead author Guy Kirk from Cranfield University.

  152. Stimpson J. Cat

    Must now drive 20 miles to fetch one from VicRoads office. Why can’t the wallopers keep some at the front desk?

    Try this.

  153. zyconoclast

    A mother-of-three has been jailed after her children almost died in a house fire because she had left them alone for the weekend so she could visit her boyfriend.

    The woman, who cannot be named, was hauled before Wollongong Local Court, south of Sydney, for sentencing on Tuesday.

    Court documents revealed she had had been staying with her boyfriend of three weeks during a March weekend.

    She left her home on a Saturday and intended to return early Monday morning to prepare her children for school.

    Meanwhile the mother’s 12-year-old daughter was placed in charge of her 10-year-old girl and four-month-old boy, Daily Telegraph reported.

    ‘She was expected to cook, clean and care for her younger siblings, which also included feeding and changing the baby’s nappy,’ court documents stated.

    The eldest child had been cooking a meal on the stove top in the kitchen at 10.30pm on Sunday before she checked up on her baby brother who was in another room.

    She fell asleep next to him on the couch and the fire in the kitchen spread before setting off the smoke alarm.

    Neighbours rushed into the home and found the children with black soot marks on their faces.

    The children were taken to hospital for treatment and tried to contact the mother numerous times.

    Though she later admitted to police her phone had died and she didn’t receive any messages until she had charged it.

    The court heard she had been involved in drugs and fallen in with the wrong crowd, though was making an active effort to change her ways.

    Magistrate Roger Clisdell labelled the mother’s actions as selfish.

    ‘In what can only be described as for outrageously selfish reasons, she left her kids alone in the house and went off with her new boyfriends for [almost] 48hrs,’ he said.

    The woman pleaded guilty to the three counts of failing to provide for a charge causing danger of death.

    She was given a 20 month prison sentence with a non-parole period of six months

  154. struth

    Government of NSW Humptual Agreement Verification Certificate and checklist.

    Page 4.

    Consent by the GASSA during the approved sexual act, must again, be given formally and signed off before the FP attempts the next step, to increase or decrease speed, depth or introduce non climate accredited dairy products.
    No extra members of the public must be introduced during the act, even with GASSA approval, the act will be deemed unlawful as some members of the public may require sexual accreditation with the OHSC Threesome and Orgy department. Ten day course, no medical required.
    Even if valid cards are produced for swiping, the new application form must be approved with each act as is the case with all Married Heterosexuals.

    These rules do not apply to any non hetero couples or groups .

    Variation Agreements

    All changes to sexual activity and it’s increments must be signed off prior to enactment.

    The next three pages are supplied for sign off approvals during the sexual contact.
    Make sure, whatever you are doing, it is recorded and signed off.
    (Please ensure no matter how small the approved change, it is to be recorded, as we are perverts, after all).

    PTO

  155. C.L.

    Meanwhile the mother’s 12-year-old daughter was placed in charge of her 10-year-old girl and four-month-old boy, Daily Telegraph reported.

    The calculated avoidance of the words “sister” and “brother” tells me there are multiple fathers.

  156. mh

    Tulsi Gabbard
    ‏@TulsiGabbard
    HillaryClinton, your foreign policy was a disaster for our country and the world. It’s time for you to acknowledge the damage you have caused and step down from your throne.

    https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1186763222193299457

  157. zyconoclast

    Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside more than $25 million to pay reparations for its historical ties to slavery, thrusting the seminary to the forefront of a national debate over how America’s should reconcile with its slave-owning past.

    Calling the payments an act of repentance, President M. Craig Barnes said in a statement Friday the seminary is “committed to telling the truth,” even though the seminary itself never owned slaves.

  158. Overburdened

    In breaking news, the feminista assault on males having access to the charms of their brides has been scuttled when one protester relating her experience for the media advised that her husbands attentions started off as unwanted…

  159. Overburdened

    Putting the boot on the other foot, women do not react well when the bloke won’t perform on command when the women are in the mood.

  160. Zatara

    I notice the proposed Mars base will have solar power* as well as nuke.

    Windmills to harvest the solar wind?

  161. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tulsi Gabbard
    ‏@TulsiGabbard
    HillaryClinton, your foreign policy was a disaster for our country and the world.

    She should challenge Hillary to some kick boxing.

    WATCH: Tulsi Gabbard Spars with UFC Champ Weili Zhang (21 Oct)

    That’s some serious altitude she can get with her left foot!

  162. mh

    Zycon, you would like the first comment on your link

    Being produced by Dreamworks.

    Who’s behind it?

    Spielberg
    Katzenberg
    Geffen

    What do ALL of the men dedicated to destroying our nation’s youth have in common?

  163. Government of NSW Humptual Agreement Verification Certificate and checklist.

    Simples

    RFID chip in each dick.
    RFID scanner in each vag.

    An unauthorized scan sends police to location provided by mobile phones.

  164. dover_beach

    Here is the transcript, Dover.

    Thank you, Calli.

  165. 1735099

    The service of bussing students to outside locations would have been outsourced to local bus firms, after the coasters were removed from the school.

    No “local bus firms” had wheelchair accessible buses at that time.
    Haven’t checked lately (don’t need to) but I doubt that’s changed.

  166. Overburdened

    I think Trump should do a deal with Gabbard and anyone else with half a clue.

    That would be revolutionary.

  167. Knuckle Dragger

    Indeed, OB.

    Also, apparently looking over her shoulder to enjoy a bit of cricket on the teev during festivities is frowned upon.

    Typical. All about them.

  168. thefrollickingmole

    GST or FBT? Sounds like the latter.

    Originally FBT, thats fairly minor but its being attached to work done on mine property but is now being treated as a benefit to employees.
    The GST component is the main new “discovery” and is the huge one.

    Keep this in mind while they run another bullshit inquiry about FIFO and its effects on peoples lives.
    The application of FBT was an act of bastardry by Canberra, the application of GST on maintaining those few places still offering residential properties is further bastardry.

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/docs/default-source/policy-submissions/bw0301-beyondblue-fifo-submission_2014.pdf?sfvrsn=0
    (from the WA inquiry)

  169. 8th Dan

    Extra tax calculated from the time FBT added to mining towns …

    FBT too? Why didn’t you say so? Your accountants have been slack.

    … retrospective taxation …

    Retrospective correction of your accountants’ slackness (deviousness).

  170. Overburdened

    The secret to my ongoing mental and emotional wellbeing and financial security was to recognise the fact and treat them accordingly.

  171. DrBeauGan

    No ‘toons today on account of weird computer problems that stop me logging into the Cat via the normal route on my laptop.

    Aaaaaaaghrrrrr!

  172. Knuckle Dragger

    Less Grossman is one of the greatest movie characters of all time.

  173. Knuckle Dragger

    Les Grossman.

    My auto spell device is Less than satisfactory.

  174. thefrollickingmole

    8th dork.

    You are demonstrating your stupidity, not landing “zingers” you fuckwit.

  175. johanna

    The term ‘golden parachute’ just got a whole new meaning:

    Financially troubled “shared workspace” company WeWork has found a lifeline that will save the company from running out of cash but will result in a significant hit to its valuation, according to a new report.

    As part of the agreement, WeWork’s former CEO Adam Neumann is set to leave the company with an approximately $1.7 billion golden parachute.

    The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that SoftBank, the Japanese financial and tech conglomerate headed by Masayoshi Son, will take control over WeWork in a deal that would value the company by as much as $8 billion, a major markdown from the company’s $47 billion valuation earlier this year.

    SoftBank chairman Masayoshi Son has invested billions of dollars in WeWork, and beat out rival JP Morgan to take over the office-sharing company.
    WeWork has faced declining fortunes in recent months and was recently forced to call off its initial public offering. Analysts had questioned the company’s valuation, pegging the firm’s value as low as $10 billion. Oracle co-founder and billionaire Larry Ellison called WeWork “almost worthless” last month.

    A 1.7 billion payout from a failing company?

    Will let you know when my mind stops boggling.

  176. feelthebern

    mole, slugs who have lived off the taxpayer teat all their life struggle with the basics of tax.

  177. TFM:

    Keep this in mind while they run another bullshit inquiry about FIFO and its effects on peoples lives.
    The application of FBT was an act of bastardry by Canberra, the application of GST on maintaining those few places still offering residential properties is further bastardry.

    But did you notice how it helps Rewilding and depopulating the outback?
    It’s never far from their minds, is it?

  178. Some History

    Thus spake Scary Castle – it’s all Folau’s fault. He distracted from the game. What about Goth and airline poofist distracting from the game?

    Israel Folau axing a positive for inclusivity, Raelene Castle says

    Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says sacking Israel Folau was a “positive thing” for inclusivity as she criticised the former Wallabies star for putting his views before the sport.
    Ms Castle said Folau chose to breach his employment contract and sacking him was a positive thing from a culture perspective.
    “Rugby Australia were strong in the stance that his public views were unacceptable and then stood up for a culture which is about inclusiveness,” she told ABC on Wednesday.
    “Making sure everybody that plays Rugby, whether its works at Rugby Australia, whether its playing the game, or whether its being a being seen as welcome inside Rugby Australia.
    “It’s a positive thing from a culture perspective.”
    Ms Castle said Folau’s comments were unhelpful and distracted the public from the game.
    “I certainly don’t think its helpful for a player to put their views in front of the team and we end up with headlines and people writing things about Rugby Australia as opposed to writing about the Rugby. That’s never helpful.”

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/rugby-union/israel-folau-axing-a-positive-for-inclusivity-raelene-castle-says/news-story/9c892500cdc7d3dff99096c6d3061f84

  179. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Those vows are risky to both parties in different ways. The type of relationship they imply is as deep as the deepest ocean. No wonder some baulk at saying them.

    Yep, well said Calli. When we married, in a registry office, good ole atheist Hairy Ape insisted on having the ‘right’ words in place, the ones from the St. James tradition. We did the whole lot, egged on by a Registrar who loved doing ‘the whole show’, as he put it. We’d both been bitten before with marriages not promising total commitment. Only two friends as witnesses and afternoon high tea then at the Inter-Continental, evening of Mozart at the Opera House.

    Speaking of which, opera and marriages, we are seeing The Marriage of Figaro tonight at Sinny’s Oprey House, I do believe. Will report back for the buffs.

  180. Some History

    Are you ready for the Scary Castle

    https://imgur.com/Tnn2Fzq

  181. pete m

    CL, newspapers now seem to avoid calling them step-sisters or step-brothers – just all siblings or bros / sisters. No doubt would be a few fathers, most likely deadbeats who’ve fled their responsibilities.

  182. bespoke

    Has Spudnik been use before.?

  183. Mother Lode

    As a rule, two kids will have four fathers.

  184. bespoke

    or half-sister and half-brother

  185. zyconoclast

    Does this mean there will be bark yard and alley way genital waxing done with wire coat hangers?

    Transgender Activist Jessica Yaniv Loses ‘Brazilian Wax’ Lawsuit in Canada

    From someones earlier post

    “Human rights legislation does not require a service provider to wax a type of genitals they are not trained for and have not consented to wax. … There are differences between waxing the genitals of a person with a vulva and a person with a penis and scrotum,” said the deciding official in the quasi-judicial British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

    The 61-page decision implies that women will have to provide the intimate service to men if the Canadian licensing boards require cosmeticians to learn how to do the service.

  186. zyconoclast

    Les Grossman is one of the greatest movie characters of all time.

    +100

  187. min

    Albo has a victory of sorts . Setka removed from Labor Party

  188. EvilElvis

    Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle says sacking Israel Folau was a “positive thing” for inclusivity as she criticised the former Wallabies star for putting his views before the sport.

    Yep. Because inclusivity is the number priority at the elite level of any sport. Especially one that requires money from sponsors and the public who support said sponsors, pay for overpriced tickets and food etc.

    Unfortunately for fuckwit lefties they don’t believe in ‘trickle down economics’. They’re about to get a lesson in it as the arse falls out of RA. Luckily the much maligned taxpayer will no doubt save the day.

  189. EvilElvis

    Number 1!!!!!

    Fuck me phone! Designed and built by geniuses, programmed by fucktards!

  190. zyconoclast

    Israel Folau axing a positive for inclusivity, Raelene Castle says

    She may have done rugby a favour.

    Professional rugby in Australia will die sooner.
    It will become as professional as women’s team sports are.

    Talented rugby players will have to travel over seas to play. A bit like anyone who wants to play American football.

  191. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    “I certainly don’t think its helpful for a player to put their views in front of the team and we end up with headlines and people writing things about Rugby Australia as opposed to writing about the Rugby. That’s never helpful.”

    What’s never helpful, you stupid woman, is making such a fuss about it so that Australia loses the game and receives odium for its less than best performance missing a superb player, for the sake of your ridiculous posturing. Storm in a teacup without your interference; no-one would care even if they had noticed (which most wouldn’t have) what Folau says from the theology that he has subscribed to since childhood. It’s not just homosexuals who are sinners in this view but a range of individual miscreants.
    So what?

    That is not ‘putting Rugby first’, and it’s not playing fair and democratically either in terms of allowing a diversity of opinion to be freely expressed. The end of freedom of speech both inside and outside the workplace is the message that you have sent, you intellectually vapid woman. Why don’t you leave Rugby to the men to sort out anyway? It’s their game, a male game, and played like a battle. Men fight and compete and unite for the team; on the field of battle no-one gives a stuff about your views.

    Get out or live with that truth. Same goes for Chikka babe.
    Or become CEO of Women’s Rugby. Do your worst there, frightbats.

  192. Mother Lode

    Because inclusivity is the number priority at the elite level of any sport.

    Why ever did they think a Gnew Zealand Gnetball Gnome would be a sensible choice to run Rugby?

    And there was that interesting tract posted the other day comparing Geoff Dixon’s time with Qantas with the toxic leprechaun’s tenure at Quaintarse. The leprechaun is running the airline into the ground to keep costs down and even then compares dismally with Dixon.

    Neither of these two seem to have much interest in what their respective organisations are there for, focusing instead on the interminable agenda of the ABC.

  193. Top Ender

    CEO Raelene Castle:

    “Rugby Australia were strong in the stance that his public views were unacceptable and then stood up for a culture which is about inclusiveness,”

    Cognitive dissonance:

    the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change.

  194. johanna

    Watching Question Time on the teev.

    Morrison must be among the daggiest, most visually unattractive PMs ever. That’s why people trust him. He looks like the bank manager or school principal of old.

    The questions so far are all about the drought.

    The river here is very low, the paddocks are bare. Not many sheep in the Monaro these days.

    Oh, and Chris The Sheep died the other day. He was the rogue wanderer who was finally caught and shorn of a record breaking fleece, 40 something kg if I remember rightly. He ended his days in a rural animal shelter. RIP Chris.

    Not a lot of roos visible on the Golf Course – in warmer weather they tend to go bush. But, I suspect that the pastures will not be very green out there, so they may well be back soon.

  195. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There are differences between waxing the genitals of a person with a vulva and a person with a penis and scrotum

    Yeah. One’s neatly on a woman and the other’s hanging there from a man.

    This decision is no win if all it means is that ALL cosmeticians have to learn a new ‘technique’.
    They are still being forced to deal with the genitals of a man, against their preferences.
    One hopes that registrations can be of two types: one for All Service, and the other for Vulval Service only and that signage in salons can state this.

    If I was forced to wax a man’s [email protected] one thing is for sure; he wouldn’t be coming back for a repeat treatment. 🙂

  196. Black Ball

    Who couldn’t see the finger being pointed at Folau once they lost? The commentary after the lead up Tests was that they didn’t need one of the best in the world to play good rugby. Could almost see AFLW becoming more popular because of this rubbish.

  197. calli

    I certainly don’t think its helpful for a player to put their views in front of the team hold views I, and our major sponsors, disagree with.

    Tell the truth you shameless, odious creature.

  198. Black Ball

    Rugby Australia were strong in the stance that his public views were unacceptable and then stood up for a culture which is about inclusiveness,”

    I thought the culture was about winning fucking tournaments. Not any longer.

  199. Roger

    Why ever did they think a Gnew Zealand Gnetball Gnome would be a sensible choice to run Rugby?

    When they could have had Phil Kearns.

  200. Des Deskperson

    ‘Not a lot of roos visible on the Golf Course – in warmer weather they tend to go bush. But, I suspect that the pastures will not be very green out there, so they may well be back soon.’

    Lots of greys up on Mt Arawang, between Weston Creek and Kambah, the other day, but the pickings up there looked pretty slim.

  201. Old School Conservative

    The Australian comment approving moderators certainly don’t like “homosexual lobby” in any criticism of RA or Qantas.
    Many…many rejections.

  202. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    We’ve just had World Period Day, where trans men who don’t menstruate are told they really do.

    When are we going to have World Delusion Day, when we recognize that madness dwells amongst us.

  203. Mother Lode

    Who couldn’t see the finger being pointed at Folau once they lost?

    Can they see anyone believing it was Folau’s fault?

  204. Infidel Tiger

    The Australian comment approving moderators certainly don’t like “homosexual lobby” in any criticism of RA or Qantas.
    Many…many rejections.

    Try saying anything about abortion on that website.

  205. Roger

    …madness dwells amongst us.

    Always has done; the crucial difference is in the past it was recognised as such.

    “The time will come when humankind will go mad. They will look at someone who is not mad and attack them, crying, ‘You are not like us. You are mad!'”

    St Antony the Great (+ AD356)

  206. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That Scary Castle pic is all you need to know about the decline of Rugby as a man’s sport.

    I don’t think anyone is born ugly, but geez some people give some fairly poor raw material a cultural run for its money in turning up the ugly dial to eleventy.

  207. EvilElvis

    And FFS, the RA board needs studding in the scrote for allowing Castle the job anyway. Look at her, just look at her. Fucking seriously. I’m not a suit and tie man but I dress up for the occassion. If I’m representing a peak organisation I’ll bloody well dress professionally, not like I’m slothing around with my bloody lesbie pals on a weekend CBD cafe crawl! Absolute embarrassment, do they let the boys wear their rugger shorts to the board room meetings? Be plenty of red globes on display I’d say and who’d fucking pull them up? Not the lead by example Raels!

  208. johanna

    calli, or anyone else who might know, what are the seeds that have descended on my place in hundreds, perhaps thousands, this week?

    They are about 1cm in diameter, round, translucent with a brown dot (the seed) in the middle.

    They are collecting in drifts around here. What are they?

  209. Top Ender

    They are collecting in drifts around here. What are they?

    They walk amongst us.

    Their progeny are now here.

    From the moon Titan.

    Soon to hatch….

  210. calli

    They sound like some sort of lily, joh. They usually have a central seed with a translucent coating like a little flying saucer. Possibly L. formosanum.

  211. jo

    min
    #3191773, posted on October 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Albo has a victory of sorts . Setka removed from Labor Party

    I hope the cfmmeu withhold donations to the Scumparty.

  212. Caveman

    Sounds like Clown seeds.

  213. Roger

    You beat me to it, TE.

    Seriously, the British physicist Sir Fred Hoyle proposed panspermia – seeding from outer space – as an explanation for the origin of life on earth.

  214. P

    Ms Castle said Folau’s comments were unhelpful and distracted the public from the game.

    My reply to Ms Castle is this.

  215. JC

    Funny tweet

    Trading is easy. I just turned $100,000 to $10,000

  216. Knuckle Dragger

    L. formosanum.

    Yes, that was my first thought too*. The translucency is the dead giveaway.

    *Owner of three pot plants

  217. johanna

    EvilElvis
    #3191799, posted on October 23, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    And FFS, the RA board needs studding in the scrote for allowing Castle the job anyway. Look at her, just look at her. Fucking seriously. I’m not a suit and tie man but I dress up for the occassion. If I’m representing a peak organisation I’ll bloody well dress professionally, not like I’m slothing around with my bloody lesbie pals on a weekend CBD cafe crawl! Absolute embarrassment, do they let the boys wear their rugger shorts to the board room meetings? Be plenty of red globes on display I’d say and who’d fucking pull them up? Not the lead by example Raels!

    Good point, Elvis. In my corporate and PS career, I endured a lot of discomfort because I had to wear professional garb at work, including when the days extended to 12 hours or more. No man has a clue what it means to wear pantyhose and a bra and high heels for a long, stressful, day. And then the next day, and the next.

    That said, it is quite possible nowadays for a woman to wear clothes that exude professionalism, but are not uncomfortable. It is insulting to meet people on business matters while looking like a fag hag who has been ejected from the Sleaze Ball.

  218. Roger

    I hope the cfmmeu withhold donations to the Scumparty.

    In the last federal election they withheld votes from the ALP in QLD to send a message to Trad about Adani.

    Incidentally, CFMMEU gave moral supported to Israel Folau Folau early in his fight against RA & QANTAS, noting that many of its members on construction sites were of Pacific Island descent and devout Christians and religious freedom was a worker’s right.

  219. Roger

    No man has a clue what it means to wear pantyhose and a bra and high heels for a long, stressful, day.

    Well, no normal man, anyway.

  220. Old School Conservative

    No man has a clue what it means to wear pantyhose and a bra and high heels for a long, stressful, day.

    This is 2019 johanna.
    You may be wrong.

  221. Old School Conservative

    Beat me to it Roger.

  222. Zyconoclast:

    The 61-page decision implies that women will have to provide the intimate service to men if the Canadian licensing boards require cosmeticians to learn how to do the service.

    Don’t you love how they snuck that one in?
    The court has just left the problem up to the regulators, who now have the ability to remove the ladies licences just by adding another clause to the requirements.
    By such judicial cowardice are our rights undermined.

  223. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Look at her, just look at her. Fucking seriously. I’m not a suit and tie man but I dress up for the occassion.

    We very much underestimate the importance of appearance in the maintenance of social life.
    Dress for where you are, who you are and where you are going is a pretty fundamental rule.

    On which note, Opera tonight. Weather, mild, a little cold now.
    *opens one of three wardrobes*
    Nothing to wear!!
    *opens other two*
    Nope. Still nothing.

    So … could I get away with that? D’ya reckon?

    Look, I say to myself. Hairy once wore sneakers to the best seats at the Opera.
    I was mortified for him, but he affected not to care.
    I guess it’s different though when I do it so I’ll probably go for something safe.
    I am the upholder of sartorial standards in our public appearances. 🙂

  224. Overburdened

    Elizabeth

    Regarding your comparison of male and female genitalia, I can affirm I have seen some very untidy ones of the female variety.

  225. calli

    The other one that’s producing seeds now is the Veldt lily. A beautiful thing and not really a weed like the Formosa lily.

  226. johanna

    Thanks, but it’s not a lily. I’m talking thousands of seeds, all over the neighbourhood, got to be a big tree.

  227. thefrollickingmole

    Some History
    #3191763, posted on October 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    Are you ready for the Scary Castle

    https://imgur.com/Tnn2Fzq

  228. Roger

    Beat me to it Roger.

    The strange times we live in, osc.

  229. Mother Lode

    This is 2019 johanna.
    You may be wrong.

    True.

    What about that poor man serially shunned by providers of genital waxing. He would know as well as any woman just how uncomfortable it is to have an itchy scrotum.

  230. calli

    Can’t help you then, joh. The only other thing I know that will produce huge seed loads is the Fraxinus griffithii (flowering ash) so beloved of Councils for street planting. Which is now turning into a major environmental weed.

  231. Mother Lode

    Regarding your comparison of male and female genitalia, I can affirm I have seen some very untidy ones of the female variety.

    Ahem…that is what ‘re-wilding’ is.

  232. cohenite

    stackja

    #3191695, posted on October 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Alabama candidate’s ad goes viral as she calls for a conservative ‘Squad’ to fight socialism
    By Julia Musto | Fox News

    An Alabama businesswoman and congressional candidate said Tuesday that America needs a conservative “Squad” to counteract the ideology of Democratic socialists like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.

    Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Jessica Taylor called for a new generation of conservatives.

    In a viral campaign video for a U.S. House seat, Taylor said that she was “sick of arrogant socialists like AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez), who’ve never even run a lemonade stand, trying to tell us how to live in Alabama and that more government is the answer.”

    Wow! Link again for this great little lady.

  233. stackja

    Joel McIlroy: Ex Home And Away actor accused of assaulting police officer

    Former Home And Away actor Joel McIlroy is accused of shoulder charging a female police officer and repeatedly punching her in the face in an unprovoked daylight attack in Sydney.
    Lucy Hughes Jones, Court reporter, The Daily Telegraph
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    October 23, 2019 2:29pm

    Former Home And Away actor Joel McIlroy has spent the night behind bars for allegedly shouldercharging and hospitalising a female police officer in Sydney.

    Police will allege the 46-year-old Surry Hills man intervened in another arrest on Rutland Street about 11am on Tuesday and attacked the senior constable when officers told him to go away.

    McIlroy is accused of shoulder charging the 29-year-old in front of multiple onlookers before repeatedly punching her in the face as he was wrestled to the ground.

    A bystander allegedly had to help her and another officer subdue the TV soap star during the struggle before he was arrested.

    ‘PC’ PC not up to PC?

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