Tuesday Forum: October 22, 2019

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  1. calli

    Someone yesterday mentioned Munchausen by Proxy. Exhibit A

    Of course, no mother would ever do that by misrepresenting her child’s gender preference now, would she?

  2. struth

    Yes Calli, I have just finished a season dealing with the utter racist parasites and human excrement now in charge of the resort and park of one of the most scenic, beautiful areas in Australia.
    Disgraceful service, and my punters pay around seven hundred to a thousand a day per person.
    Only left wing public servants can afford, and are stupid enough to pay it, so they get to receive the lack of service and cleanliness their policies ensured would happen.
    Sometimes watching their faces contort with this fact just makes life worth living.
    Can’t you do something about it, Struth, they say?
    Nope, I really can’t, If you want to come here, this is what it is and what it will be.
    You are irrelevant to them, they’ll never go broke with government funding here, so this is what you get.

  3. dover_beach

    Well well …
    Michael Leunig is in trouble with the luvvies.

    Leunig should draw another cartoon, this time with a mother on twitter as her child is overrun by a mob and failing to notice.

    BTW, Mother Lode is right. The bleating of contemporary women who have never had it so good is nauseating.

  4. cohenite

    Retail is like Restaurants; get in quick, capitalise on the new factor and then move on.

  5. dover_beach

    Speaking of mothers, if you read IT’s link yesterday it appears that the mother that wants to disfigure her son against the father’s wishes is not even the biological mother in this instance. And she appears to have wanted over time to treat her son as her daughter too. Monstrous evil.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is there anything Brexit can’t do?

    Corbyn is now suggesting Labour might vote for an election if no deal Brexit is off the table. I think that means a surfeit of knives are painfully prodding his back, since an election would be catastrophic for Labour. Will he choose seppuku or harakiri? Wicked dilemma.

  7. struth

    – geez man get yourself some help! and stay away from kids

    Obviously you are too thick to see that is exactly what I was saying to you.

    Grow up and stop egging on the children,….. do you think you are some cool grandpa, ya pervy old c..t. silly old socialist hypocrites are the worst.

  8. John Constantine

    Their abc has just lectured from the bully pulpit that capitalism means that irrigation water moves to the highest value economic use.

    In the last six months though, water that could have grown a billion dollars worth of production has been dumped unused out to sea.

    Explain that.

  9. calli

    The place was run down and filthy, struth. Great stains (brrrrrr) on the sofas and rubbish everywhere.

    What a difference to the stuff I saw in the US run by the indigenes.

    But one thing in common – outlandishly expensive compared to sites run by national parks.

  10. Dr Faustus

    Not exactly certain what a “gronk” is, however I’m sure Mx Ford has correctly characterised Michael Leunig. And I’m also pretty sure she’s correct when she adds:

    “I bet you never spent hours walking babies around in a pram, feeling isolated and alone and terrified,” she wrote in a tweet, which has been retweeted more than 400 times and attracted more than 3,500 likes.

    Isolated, alone and terrified?
    WTF is happening on the gritty streets of Melbourne? Surely there should be a Royal Commission, or sweeping new powers, or something…

  11. calli

    Hang on.

    I thought Clammie was a Strong Womyn. She told us so…endlessly.

  12. struth

    Sorry about the excessive use of bad language, ladies.
    I have an extra low tolerance level for the nation wrecking left today.
    I’ll try to clean it up.

  13. John Constantine

    Gated enclave built on Vanuatu as a colonial stronghold for the new ruling class.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-24/rainbow-city-vanuatu-chinese-investment-pacific/11626020

    Although the developers are promising ni-Vanuatu will be able to access the schools and hospital planned as part of the mini city, Mr Toara is suspicious.

    “When you are talking about a town — town means that there’s no wall,” he said.

    “If you build a town, you have to remove the wall.”

    His frustration and confusion are clear, as he grapples with the prospect of a giant, gated community of foreigners on his doorstep.

    Diversity is the strength of Vanuatu !.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    There is only one Gronk but he doesn’t resemble Michael Leunig, who is not a 6 ft 6 in 122 kg larger-than-life football player.

  15. DrBeauGan

    Hiper calc pro can draw graphs of functions of two variables!! It’s magnificent. Not to mention calculating i^-i.

    And you can rotate the graphs too.

    There are some good programmers around. They just don’t work for Microsoft or Apple.

  16. mh

    “I bet you never spent hours walking babies around in a pram, feeling isolated and alone and terrified,” she wrote in a tweet, which has been retweeted more than 400 times and attracted more than 3,500 likes.

    What was Fight Like A Girl about? Maybe it was full of stuff like the above.

    Sounds like a horrible place Calamity lives. Qld is way better.

  17. C.L.

    The Texas case shows the jury system might be just about done. In the contemporary West, 12 of your fellow citizens are more likely to be brainwashed and loons as good men and true.

    Some good news from Texas: looks like Governor Abbott is intervening.

  18. John Constantine

    The Chinese-funded redevelopment of Vanuatu’s Luganville port did little to assuage their concerns.

    Vanuatu is already one of the biggest recipients of China’s largesse in the Pacific, according to a comprehensive analysis of aid to the Pacific by the Lowy Institute.

    Their Pacific Aid Map shows China donated almost twice as much to Vanuatu as Australia through $US99.65 million ($145 million) in grants and concessional loans.

    That money paid for the redevelopment of the Luganville wharf along with smaller projects, such as building new offices for the Prime Minister, President, and the Foreign Affairs and Finance ministries.

    Bugs and listening devices built into new political buildings by the chicoms do happen.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/china-planted-bugs-while-building-african-union-hq-wqgw5ff7q

  19. C.L.

    My Mum would have regarded minding ONE child as a holiday.

  20. egg_

    Adelaide leads the nation! In drugs found in wastewater.

    And leather fetish wear, presumably?

  21. struth

    How much money would China have to splash around if the western cucknations did half of what the US is doing.
    Want China out of the Pacific, pull out of Paris.

  22. Bruce of Newcastle

    Hiper calc pro can draw graphs of functions of two variables!! It’s magnificent.

    DrB – Wut? I used to use Statistica more than a decade ago doing multiple regressions for nonlinear five variable equations. The graphing sucked but the analysis was excellent. I’ve long wished to have it for climate datasets but I could never make myself fork out a grand or two just for blog comment ammunition.

  23. bespoke

    Cheers C.L. some hope,

  24. Rex Mango

    CL, yeah gotta agree, my Mum had 4 kids in 5 years & comparing her mothering to the modern working type, is like an SAS regular verses a conscript.

  25. dover_beach

    The Texas case shows the jury system might be just about done. In the contemporary West, 12 of your fellow citizens are more likely to be brainwashed and loons as good men and true.

    Imagine having to face a jury the majority of which is uni educated and avid ABC viewers.

  26. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Texas case shows the jury system might be just about done. In the contemporary West, 12 of your fellow citizens are more likely to be brainwashed and loons as good men and true.

    There was an article in the British media a few years ago, that of your average British Jury of ‘twelve good men and true”, two would be barely able to read and write, and another two would be incapable of understanding anything more then the most basic of evidence.

  27. John Constantine

    Developments like Rainbow City hold the promise of jobs and training for ni-Vanuatu, but locals tell a different story.

    John Bakoa lives on a property just down the road from Rainbow City and worked on the construction site, helping to build the perimeter wall.

    “They don’t pay us well,” he said. “They pay us 130 vatu … per hour.”

    That is about $1.70 in Australian terms, and is well below Vanuatu’s minimum wage.

    Ms Cheng vociferously disputes this, saying full-time workers on the site are paid a “good and high salary” that is “always over” the minimum wage, although it is not clear if that applies to casual workers too.

    Locals are also worried Chinese workers will either refuse to buy fruit and vegetables from them, or undercut them at markets.

    Mr Bakoa acknowledges his former workplace has the potential to bring investment and infrastructure that will benefit ni-Vanuatu as well as foreigners.

    “The Chinese have a lot of money they bring in,” he said, but Mr Bakoa does not see it helping those around him.

    “The work conditions aren’t great, they push you really hard and then you only get a bit of money in return,” he said.

    The need for assistance and development is high, but so is the desire to retain control and national identity

    Mr Bakoa is unsettled by the changes on his island home.

    Once the apartment Ponxi goes up in flames and the electricity grid is all ruinables and the farmland is rewilded and the irrigation dams are breached and the water dumped unused out to sea and the gas is banned and the coal unmined:

    Exactly what bespoke services will australias new landlords require?.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Imagine having to face a jury the majority of which is uni educated and avid ABC viewers.

    And rabid Greens votes.

  29. notafan

    minding ONE child as a holiday.

    not just a holiday but fun

    if you don’t enjoy your children why do you have them?

    Especially when motherhood is as old as mankind anyhow and with modern medicine to boot

    or maybe clammie is just still upset because boy

  30. dover_beach

    From C.L.’s link, it seems the mother was grooming the child at least since 3 years of age, which is when transgenderism was gaining mainstream adulation in 2015. Think Bruce Jenner.

  31. bespoke

    I don’t get why she not being the biological mother is significant, though. The abuse is the same regardless.

  32. Rex Mango

    Imagine having to face a jury the majority of which is uni educated and avid ABC viewers.

    Problem is, every judge is uni educated and an avid ABC viewer.

  33. Percy Popinjay

    It sounds, literally, like they almost came to blows.

    I’m very annoyed they didn’t. Would have been hilarious to hear that Chieka had plonked the fat goth tranny on its ample arse with just one well aimed punch.

  34. dover_beach

    I don’t get why she not being the biological mother is significant, though. The abuse is the same regardless

    Sure, but it is as if she didn’t quite get what she wanted and is now customizing her child in order to satisfy herself.

  35. dover_beach

    Stop scaring me, Rex.

  36. John Constantine

    CDD cardno.

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/another-firm-cuts-ties-with-adani-over-qld-mine-20191010-p52zm4.html

    Yes CDD has demerged integra, but the savage shareprice dump hasn’t rewarded their godless commo wokeness.

    Cardno chairman Michael Alscher said the infrastructure firm would be ending work for a subcontractor to Adani in coming weeks and would not seek any future tenders with the Indian mining company.

    Did look at picking some up, traditionally well run demergers can produce value, but this looks like backing a suicide bomber.

  37. Percy Popinjay

    Exactly what bespoke services will australia’s new landlords require?

    The post on the wildly inaccurate drug sniffing dogs should give you some idea, tovarisch.

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Victorian government reject plan to rename Yarra River to recognise its traditional owners

    Remy Varga
    Reporter
    @RemyVarga
    An hour ago October 24, 2019
    1 Comment

    A plan to rename the Yarra River to recognise its traditional owners has been dismissed by the Victorian government.

    Acting Premier James Merlino poured water on a proposal to change the name of the Yarra to its original Wurundjeri name of Birrarung with the state government already taking steps to ensure the indigenous heritage of the river was protected.

    “The Yarra is an icon of Melbourne [and] it’s close to Victorian’s hearts,” he said.

    “We’ve done a lot to protect the heritage of the Yarra, to protect its indigenous and cultural importance.”

    “We set up statutory authority the Birrarung Council to protect the heritage of the Yarra River into the future. We’ve got no plans to change the name.”

    From the Oz.

  39. egg_

    emissions would drop on the back of Australia’s world-leading deployment of solar and wind energy, which is 10 times faster per capita than the world average.

    Lemmings, meet cliff.

  40. Some History

    Highlighted yesterday was the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, Oct 22-24.

    Mike Drab received the Cancer Council Medal for Distinguished Service:
    https://twitter.com/PHAIWA/status/1186433333015695361

    Today,
    the Cancer Council will receive the Mike Daube Big Medal for Exemplary Service.
    Simon Chapman will receive the Cancer Council Trophy for Public Health Super-Heroes.
    Mike Daube will receive the Simon Chapman Really Big Medal for Public Health Super-Super Heroes.
    The Cancer Council will receive the Daube/Chapman Medal Set for Best Trophy Awards.

  41. Leigh Lowe

    calli

    #3192496, posted on October 24, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Hang on.

    I thought Clammie was a Strong Womyn. She told us so…endlessly

    I suspect the truth is that Clammie’s prammie might have had a near miss due to i-phone distraction, hence the defensive response.

  42. Snoopy

    When we went to Wilpena in 1976 we stayed overnight at the Hawker pub and then drove our rented R12 through and around the pound for nothing.

  43. Top Ender

    These emails are being sent out to ADF members, former and serving, it would seem.

    Apparently a badge, card and wall certificate are being given to, well, everyone.

    I would like to thank you for your ongoing commitment and support to ensuring veterans and their families receive the recognition and respect they deserve for their service and sacrifice to our country.

    I am pleased to let you know that the Government’s Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019 has passed Federal Parliament today.

    This legislation formally establishes the Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant which includes an oath, lapel pin and Veteran Card which are available for veterans and eligible reservists.

    With the passing of this legislation we will now start to send out the lapel pins and oath to those who have already registered via mail in the coming weeks.

    The new Veteran Card, which is a redesign of the existing DVA health cards, continues to provide access to treatments and benefits and will soon provide access to thousands of offers from businesses across Australia as a part of a new benefits program.

    We are expecting to launch the benefits program very soon and will be sending information packs in the mail to Ex-Service Organisations and RSL Sub-branches which includes promotional material and a set of frequently asked questions to help you support veterans to ensure they get the most out of the program.

    Veterans and reservists can continue to register for the Covenant online through MyService, by calling DVA on 1800 555 254, or by visiting your local Veterans Access Network office.

    For more information about the Covenant, please visit https://www.dva.gov.au/benefits-and-payments/australian-defence-veterans-covenant

    Regards Liz,

    Liz Cosson AM CSC
    Secretary
    Department of Veterans’ Affairs

    Used to be what you got was one of these.

  44. thefrollickingmole

    I was quite happy to accept their money though for direct action campaigns/blockades that I was involved with.

    And im sure he reported it all to Centrelink/tax department to ensure he wasnt just another dole bludging hippie with a messiah complex and a pocket full of other peoples money…

  45. egg_

    I have just finished a season dealing with the utter racist parasites and human excrement now in charge of the resort and park of one of the most scenic, beautiful areas in Australia.
    Disgraceful service, and my punters pay around seven hundred to a thousand a day per person.
    Only left wing public servants can afford, and are stupid enough to pay it, so they get to receive the lack of service and cleanliness their policies ensured would happen.
    Sometimes watching their faces contort with this fact just makes life worth living.
    Can’t you do something about it, Struth, they say?
    Nope, I really can’t, If you want to come here, this is what it is and what it will be.
    You are irrelevant to them, they’ll never go broke with government funding here, so this is what you get.

    Sounds like every minority enclave.
    The racism between minority groups is incredible, it would turn Aunty purple.

  46. Indolent

    Corbyn is now suggesting Labour might vote for an election if ….. Brexit is off the table.

    Fixed it for you.

  47. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Shy and awkward’ student, 19, is convicted of sexual assault and told to pay £250 to a schoolgirl after he touched her arm and waist while ‘trying to talk to her’ in the street after googling ‘how to make friends’

    Jamie Griffiths, from Cheshire, was convicted of two charges of sexual assault
    He was ordered to do 12-month community order with 200 hours’ unpaid work
    Griffiths must also sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for the next five years

    Daily Mail

  48. Tom

    And just like that, after banishing me for nearly 48 hours of error flags, the Windows 10 virus in my laptop suddenly restores my access to the Cat. For no reason.

    Hope it lasts. Not confident.

  49. Johno

    Cardimona where do you get one? I have a 223 and a 22 but I live on a 5 acre farm and I don’t think plod would be happy with me if I let rip with them. Indian mynahs must die.

  50. thefrollickingmole

    Not knowing the game is this likely to get off the ground??
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-24/is-andrew-forrests-new-global-rapid-rugby-chasing-israel-folau/11628966?WT.ac=statenews_wa

    Mining billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has gone all-in to launch his breakaway rugby competition, but establishing the fundamentals of the start-up league is more important than securing high profile talent, according to its new chief.

    Global Rapid Rugby chief executive Mark Evans would not rule out snapping up controversial star Israel Folau, who is currently suing Rugby Australia and Rugby NSW for unlawful termination of his contract, to headline the new Indo-Pacific competition, but played down expectations.

  51. bespoke

    Having fallen over coming back from pub once and disentangling my kid from the pram, I am not one to judge.

  52. thefrollickingmole

    Get yourself a real air rifle..

    I saw this on a TV show a couple of years back, had no idea air rifles were made back then, or that they could be so powerful.

  53. Muddy:

    If you haven’t yet checked out the link that Steve posted above, please do. Then sit back, take a breath, and have a guess at how far away Australia is from this very scenario. Think about it. After you’ve thought about it, decide, right now, whether or not you want that to happen here. If you don’t, resolve to do something about it, in your own, small way. Start with the language you use.
    If your response is “Meh. Someone else will do something,” or “I don’t want to chip a nail,” or “It’s too hard, I’m fragile,” let me know, so I don’t have to waste my time interacting with you in the future.

    Muddy, The “Nigella Appreciation Society” still exists.

  54. Top Ender

    Pronoun plods: virtue-signalling police force crosses (thin blue) line

    THE MOCKER
    Follow @Oz_Mocker

    Cheshire police force’s deputy chief constable Julie Cooke has come under fire over her gender-neutral campaign.

    In 2017, British man Matthew Furlong, 25, applied to join the Cheshire Police Service. This was a lifelong ambition and by all accounts he was an outstanding applicant. During his interview he was told “It was refreshing to meet someone as well prepared as yourself” and that he “could not have done any more”.

    To his disappointment, he was later told he had lost out to other applicants. This was perplexing, for he had performed exceptionally well in the process. His father, a detective inspector in the same force, lodged a complaint. It transpired the recruitment branch had not been forthcoming with feedback, and that a combination of three traits had held Furlong junior back. First, he is male. Second, he is white. Third, he is heterosexual. Also, he had applied at the same time the force had decided it was time for a diversity binge.

    Merseyside Police

    @MerseyPolice
    We’ve issued a statement this evening to make people aware that social media posts which are being posted in relation to Alder Hey and the Alfie Evans situation are being monitored and may be acted upon. Read the full statement here: https://goo.gl/hUZ5zB

    While British employment law permits so-called “positive action” for recruitment and promotion in the name of diversity, there are limitations. For example, where a man and woman have equal claims to a position in a male-dominated industry, the employer may lawfully discriminate in favour of the female. However, this would be unlawful if the male applicant demonstrated better claims to the position.

    Humberside Police

    @Humberbeat
    There’s been a lot of feedback about this. Here is our statement as to why and how police forces respond to hate incidents:

    The force attempted to circumvent this by dropping its recruitment standards to an artificially low level and assigning applicants a simple “pass” or “fail” mark as opposed to rating them in order. By doing this it argued that “protected-characteristics”-classified applicants who scored a “pass” rating had equal claims to that of Furlong, who had tertiary qualifications.

    In February this year an employment tribunal found the force had unlawfully discriminated against him on the grounds of sexual orientation, race and gender. As Furlong bitterly reflected, had he lied on his application form to the effect he was bisexual, he would be walking a beat by now. “The irony of the whole thing is that throughout the whole process I was required to demonstrate my honesty and integrity and they have completely undermined that,” he stated.

    Newcastle Police

    @npnewcastle
    Excellent work by #Safeguarding to put man before courts for wearing racially offensive t-shirt. #stophate #beingyou http://ow.ly/iOIV309k9fs

    While accepting the tribunal’s findings, the newly appointed deputy chief constable Julie Cooke said the processes had been put in place “with the best of intentions”. That was not the smartest of responses, especially given rogue police have a long history of acting unlawfully with good intentions, but that is by the bye.

    You would also think the force had more important things to think about than diversity. Two years ago, Cheshire experienced the third-highest crime rate rise in the country. Sex offences rose 34 per cent, robberies by 33 per cent, violence crime by 43 per cent, and public order offences a whopping 124 per cent. So what have been the force’s priorities since then?

    Put it this way: last week the force again made international headlines for the wrong reasons, and this time Cooke was at the centre. Posting a video on her official Twitter account, the deputy chief constable, in full uniform and with her organisation’s logo in background, pontificated about the importance of observing “International Pronouns Day”.

    Julie Cooke
    @DCCJulieCooke
    Today marks #pronounsday – seeking to make sharing, educating and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. @pronounsday

    Referring to transgender people and those who are “gender non-conforming” she stated, “Today is about raising awareness, getting people to have conversations and understanding why it’s so important to understand the pronouns that somebody wishes to be used for them. Warning of the dangers of “misgendering”, Cooke, who is also the UK National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for the LGBT plus portfolio, added it could “have a huge impact on somebody and their personal well-being”. Judging by the intense backlash, you could say the public gave Cooke a lesson on the dangers of misjudging.

    Julie Cooke
    @DCCJulieCooke
    · Oct 16, 2019
    Today marks #pronounsday – seeking to make sharing, educating and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. @pronounsday

    What about an international “catch a burglar day”?

    No doubt the gormless Cooke would again claim she was acting with the best of intentions. But there is something profoundly disconcerting about a high-ranking government official — especially one with the power to deprive citizens of their liberty — dictating the use of logically non-conforming pronouns.

    When Cooke said this was about “getting people to have conversations” about pronouns, she was resorting to authoritarian irony. From her perspective, there is no conversation to be had and no debate will be permitted, because the social science is settled. Subjective belief determines gender no matter how ludicrous the claim, and you will validate it through express affirmation or else.

    It brings to mind a certain literary excerpt. “You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. But I tell you … that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.” How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?

    Police Scotland

    @policescotland
    Please be aware that we will continue to monitor comments on social media & any offensive comments will be investigated.

    It is hard to believe this is the same country that created the model for professional policing. Its founder, Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel, who formed the Metropolitan Police Service in 1829, was acutely aware of concerns this body would repress civil liberties. Accordingly, he and the inaugural commissioners instilled in the force what become known as the Peelian principles, the basis of which was providing policing through the public’s consent.

    While Peel is still admired for his contribution to policing, we are forgetting something important. He is a dead white male, and as we all know they are synonymous with sexism, racism, patriarchy, and privilege. Accordingly, we should revise the Peelian principles to better reflect the functions of modern policing in Britain.

    1. The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder. Outdated. Amend to: “The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent people from being offended.”

    2. The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions. Amend to clarify that “public approval” is defined by the opinions of rainbow activists, human rights commissions, anti-discrimination boards, and disgruntled minority groups.

    3. Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public. Amend to include “after the police service has gaslighted them no end”.

    4. The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force. Agreed. Far better to use Orwellian terminology and monitoring to browbeat and intimidate.

    5. Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law. Amend to “Police seek and preserve public favour by catering to public opinion (to be read in conjunction with point 2)”.

    6. Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient. This one can go altogether. After all, when was the last time you saw a police officer use physical force against a lawbreaker? Think Extinction Rebellion protests.

    7. Police at all times should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police. Amend to “Police at all times should maintain a relationship with a public that gives reality the heave-ho.”

    8. Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary. Amend to clarify that the function of the police is to give instructions to the public on what is “appropriate” behaviour.

    9. The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it. Amend to “The test of police efficiency is no visible evidence of action in dealing with crime and disorder.”

    My apologies in advance to all the hardworking operational police out there, who no doubt are embarrassed by their virtue-signalling, desk-bound superiors. On a happier note, Cheshire Police has improved in one respect: in May this year it was announced Furlong would be entering the force in September. Let’s hope we see more of his type and less of the pronoun plods.

    THE MOCKER
    The Mocker amuses himself by calling out poseurs, sneering social commentators, and po-faced officials. He is deeply suspicious of those who seek increased regulation of speech and behaviour.

    Link

  55. Leigh Lowe

    Bruce of Newcastle

    #3192511, posted on October 24, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Hiper calc pro can draw graphs of functions of two variables!! It’s magnificent.

    DrB – Wut? I used to use Statistica more than a decade ago doing multiple regressions for nonlinear five variable equations. The graphing sucked

    My favourite questions to numpty presenters:-
    What relationship does this graph show?
    What does the y axis represent and what are the units?
    Ditto for the x axis?
    More than half the graphs thrown up in powerpoint presentations have no labelling.
    And … I have seen it here at the Cat as well!

  56. cohenite

    C.L.

    #3192506, posted on October 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    The Texas case shows the jury system might be just about done. In the contemporary West, 12 of your fellow citizens are more likely to be brainwashed and loons as good men and true.

    Some good news from Texas: looks like Governor Abbott is intervening.

    Good, but that it has reached this stage is disgusting. The mother must be demented.

  57. egg_

    Clammy goes full Frightbat… never go full Frightbat.

  58. Mater

    Used to be what you got was one of these.

    TE,
    It’s an ‘inclusiveness’ drive. The Returned from Active Service badge was for those who had…well…returned from active service!
    Facebook is filled with ex-servicemen who wish to corrupt a once clearly understand term and have all former members to be referred to as ‘veterans’, active service or otherwise.
    This is the result. A DVA participation award.

    I’m not sure that it’s going to make those who feel ‘robbed’, feel any better. The Australian Defence Medal was meant to recognise those who had contributed, but it appears not.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    struth, 1.03 pm;

    I think we’ll find good old whirrwhirr’s been to a private school, drives a diesel of some sort, has a mobile phone and computer of his own, uses electricity and eats food harvested by the wonders of fossil fuel.

    And has a cardigan. Made from bastard wool.

    Privations and sacrifice are for the common folk.

    But duzzenmadda because direct action.

  60. Snoopy

    Johno
    #3192548, posted on October 24, 2019 at 2:03 pm
    Cardimona where do you get one? I have a 223 and a 22 but I live on a 5 acre farm and I don’t think plod would be happy with me if I let rip with them. Indian mynahs must die.

    .22 short rounds are quite discreet while effective on mynahs. Are .22 rat shot rounds still around?

  61. egg_

    More than half the graphs thrown up in powerpoint presentations have no labelling.

    Or occasionally no scales on the axes… PowerPoint is more a Marketing tool.

  62. Eyrie

    BoN, pity it doesn’t seem to have the option to make it RPN.

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m not sure that it’s going to make those who feel ‘robbed’, feel any better. The Australian Defence Medal was meant to recognise those who had contributed, but it appears not.

    It’s a personal opinion, but that whole pin/certificate idea seems rather tacky to me.

  64. DrBeauGan

    I found out what had happened to the book I sent to Maria in Cuba. It was a child’s book for ages five to six and taught English, spelling words like c a t.

    It never got to Cuba. It was returned to sender because Australian customs decided it was banned under Cuban laws.

    It isn’t clear who is insane, the Australian government or the Cuban government. Quite possibly both.

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    Mater, 2.15;

    +1

    Especially the FB reference. Like many, I’ve done the time and some very hard yards indeed but I refuse to classify myself as a veteran.

    I know a couple of these dimwits, mates of mates if mates etc that somehow end up on my feed. My recollections are of them spending what little time they did in the bongo barracks.

  66. DrBeauGan

    Finding this out from Australia Post took half an hour, and required listening to a robotic woman and eventually finding a way to a human being. Who was very helpful, and quite unlike the robot.

  67. Mater

    It’s a personal opinion, but that whole pin/certificate idea seems rather tacky to me.

    Yep,
    Having every ex-serviceman endlessly running around waving their new card and enquiring about (or demanding) a ‘Veterans’ discount, is a sure fire way of destroying a favourable public perception.
    It’s almost as though it was planned….

  68. cohenite

    In the wonderful world of alarmism:

    1 On Bolt this week it was noted that a BoM chart of the very hot days from 1910 was missing so Bolt reasoned because it showed no increase over the last century. In addition one point that was missed by Bolt is that the ‘hottest days’ chart does not reflect the fact that the number of stations has changed over this period. In 1952 there were only 86 stations, and of course for about half the time there were only 57. Today there is about 104.

    Obviously, the greater the number of stations, the greater the number of hot days can be detected. In addition it’s made worse because the more recent station additions tend to be hotter while a number of discarded stations were showing cooling.

    2 Ice sheets in the Antarctic, including the WAP, are expanding as new research shows.

    3 In more good news the ice cliffs around the Antarctic are not collapsing into the ocean thus rising sea level, because the method of calculating this is faulty.

    4 Finally one of the mainstays of alarmism is something called climate sensitivity which is the temperature response to CO2. The alarmists say this is high but their latest 2019 paper allegedly showing this has been shown to be totally wrong.

    Can someone send this to pol tot?

  69. calli

    She won’t believe it.

    She can see CO2.

  70. Mater

    Especially the FB reference. Like many, I’ve done the time and some very hard yards indeed but I refuse to classify myself as a veteran.

    KD,
    I understand the disappointment of those who were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and missed out. I feel for them. We’ve all been there at some point.
    Regardless, I would have thought that of all people, ex-servicemen would be the last people who’d want to corrupt the traditional language of our forebears and destroy the long understood meaning of the word.
    Apparently not.

  71. Knuckle Dragger

    Yeah, I know Mater.

    In my limited exposure to this concept, the people who seem to be pushing this barrow the hardest (on Faceache, at least) either are – or appear to be complete flogs.

  72. struth

    A hypocrite using welders and metals to stop mining, at the very least, KD.
    Really you couldn’t make this shit up.
    Pure wankery and never once do they turn on the Chinese.
    Just straight out traitors.
    Why not?
    Like his Nazi forebears, they are all extreme leftists, the greens march with the Socialist alliance and all manner of anti western filth, and never against the Chinese, or any other extreme leftist governments or organisations that like themselves, destroy the environment worse than the west ever has.
    Pure Hypocrisy writ large and they are just out there now begging for a fight.
    They’ve been asking for it for ages.
    The tears of lefties flow in the States where the fight back has started, and like children they subconsciously , want to be shown some discipline.
    Because they don’t actually care about what they are fighting for and whether they win, but in virtue signalling against a perceived enemy causing their victim hood and great struggle.
    When they actually win, they then set about destroying all including their own, and the reason is pure hatred of responsibility.
    They want grown ups to keep them in line while they virtue signal for each other, and complain about the adults .
    In a way, they become more insane and chuck greater tantrums until they are stopped, like children, and will even talk about their being more than two sexes, begging to be controlled.
    All that is, and the only thing , is to see if they can make you accept a lie they know is a lie and you know is a lie.

    Wirr wirr is wanting his west to remain, and live in it, and all it offers, hoping others will continue to plod away creating the wealth to keep him in the lifestyle he loves, to be rich enough as a westerner to waste time playing with kiddies, virtue signalling at the mine gate.

  73. Rex Mango

    Perhaps, to be inclusive we should use variations on the word veteran. A cisveteran would be one who identifies as a veteran and served overseas voluntarlily, as opposed to a conveteran, who served overseas as a conscript. Those who served, but within Australia and in peacetime could be biveteran, while those who never served could be transveterans.

  74. John Constantine

    Economists might have been less surprised by the failure of prohibition if they’d been able to fast-forward half a century to economist Gary Becker’s Nobel Prize-winning insights on “rational crime”.

    Becker said making something illegal simply added another cost rational people would weigh up alongside other costs and benefits – the penalty if you’re caught, modulated by the probability of being caught

  75. IIRC the temperature drops ~6.5 degs C per 1 km you go up.

    Therefore:
    a. the warming is caused by everything slowly sinking.
    b. if the “terrifying” increases touted by the IPCC bother you then build a second storey extension (or 3rd or 4th).

  76. Mitch M.

    Novel agent flips on garbage disposal in neurons, eliminating toxic brain proteins in mice

    Interesting approach. Shutting down growth related processes that in turn activate “house keeping” functions, processes that clean out junk inside cells. Not sure if it is a good long term strategy because those growth processes are important for creating new connections between neurons.

  77. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It isn’t clear who is insane, the Australian government or the Cuban government. Quite possibly both.

    the question isn’t which one is insane but which one is the most insane

  78. Bruce in WA

    Calls to unleash diversity army troops in a war on feral pigs, to thin the herd and lower the pig plague risk.

    I know dozens — if not more — of trained, proficient shooters and hunters who would be more than happy to help a farmer knock off a few pigs

    .22 short rounds are quite discreet while effective on mynahs. Are .22 rat shot rounds still around?

    Most manufacturers offer “subsonic” .22 ammo, which lacks the supersonic “crack” of hi-velocity.

    You can also buy CB rounds (far left), which are even quieter, but obviously more range limited.

    And yes, rat shot is still available, but very short range and not particularly quiet, either.

  79. Rex Mango

    Not sure I really thought out veteran intersectionality correctly. Perhaps need to enrol in a university course on the subject.

  80. Mitch M.

    It isn’t clear who is insane, the Australian government or the Cuban government. Quite possibly both.

    Dr. BG I think we have long passed that type of reference for governments because it presupposes they are trying to be rational. In these days it seems more like they are driven by ideology, power, and keeping masses subdued.

  81. whirrwhirr

    im sure he reported it all to Centrelink/tax department to ensure he wasnt just another dole bludging hippie with a messiah complex and a pocket full of other peoples money

    It was a contribution to a campaign under the auspices of a NGO, not personal income so I didn’t need to declare it. I didn’t declare the grand the independent media collective that I was a part of recieved from Chumbawumba either

  82. Mother Lode

    Can someone send this to pol tot?

    She won’t understand it – but then she did not understand the ‘proof’ of the warming either.

    It has only ever been about politics. Or at least the politics of her puppet masters. She is just a sadly abused kid.

  83. Knuckle Dragger

    And speaking of flogs:

    ‘Isolated, alone and terrified’

    This statement, from the apparent author of ‘Fight like a Girl’ embodies the absolute hypocrisy of a certain type of woman. Not necessarily typical of the entire species, but by Christ it shits me.

    They spend all their time telling you and anyone who will listen – and a fair few that don’t want to – about Strong Women who Overcome Insurmountable Obstacles Every Day, Strong Women who have Risen from Obscurity And/Or Adversity, Strong Women Making Their Way in a Tough Old World and Strong Women who are Courageous and Fearless in the Face Of Great Odds.

    Which would be awesome, if at the very first discomfort, hurdle or inconvenience in their incredibly cossetted lives compared to recent history, they didn’t dissolve into a heap of teary ‘but muh guuurllll’ and suddenly look to the same people for assistance they were tut-tutting, if not deriding not that long before.

    Pick which version you want, those ladeeees. You can have your hand held crossing the road, parasol in hand while gentlemen spread their coats over puddles in your path, or you can be left alone to deal with it like everyone else.

    But not both.

  84. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    While British employment law permits so-called “positive action” for recruitment and promotion in the name of diversity, there are limitations. For example, where a man and woman have equal claims to a position in a male-dominated industry, the employer may lawfully discriminate in favour of the female. However, this would be unlawful if the male applicant demonstrated better claims to the position.

    glaring evidence of a post-sanity world

  85. egg_

    Ice sheets in the Antarctic, including the WAP, are expanding as new research shows.

    A persistent, inconvenient truth, eh ManBearPig?

    Is their Greta, ManBearPiglet – Peppa-Greta?

  86. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    They spend all their time telling you and anyone who will listen –

    I told my boys, ignore what comes out of a woman’s mouth and watch her feet

  87. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    ‘Shy and awkward’ student, 19, is convicted of sexual assault and told to pay £250 to a schoolgirl after he touched her arm and waist while ‘trying to talk to her’ in the street after googling ‘how to make friends’

    Jamie Griffiths, from Cheshire, was convicted of two charges of sexual assault
    He was ordered to do 12-month community order with 200 hours’ unpaid work
    Griffiths must also sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for the next five years

    exhibit ‘A’ – civilizational collapse in a post-sanity world

  88. egg_

    They spend all their time telling you and anyone who will listen – and a fair few that don’t want to – about Strong Women who Overcome Insurmountable Obstacles Every Day, Strong Women who have Risen from Obscurity And/Or Adversity, Strong Women Making Their Way in a Tough Old World and Strong Women who are Courageous and Fearless in the Face Of Great Odds.

    Probably not the ones doing ‘dirty jobs’ like cleaning Motel rooms and the like.

  89. notafan

    Nothing is more terrifying than pushing a pram

    the horror

    #dontbesomeantogirls

  90. Mitch M.

    exhibit ‘A’ – civilizational collapse in a post-sanity world

    Exhibit B:

    Walking to and fro from the gym I notice the ever increasing number of people with limbs covered in tattoos. Just a fashion but it demonstrates how easily the mob are persuaded to adopt new trends.

    Exhibit C:

    At the gym they have Spotify playing what I imagine is the hit parade. It is muzak with facile lyrics. No evidence of instrument mastery and in these days they are using software to modify the vocals. The songs are over produced to the extent that the computers and market researchers are more important in producing the work than the artists.

  91. notafan

    Or nothing is more terrifying than seeing Clemford pushing a pram

    #inredlipstick

  92. Roger

    Walking to and fro from the gym I notice the ever increasing number of people with limbs covered in tattoos. Just a fashion but it demonstrates how easily the mob are persuaded to adopt new trends.

    Today I saw a young mother in Coles with two pre-school children.

    She’d be quite pretty if she took the ring out of her lower lip, but she has defaced her arms with the most grotesque tattoos.

    Free world and all that…but I just don’t understand this fashion (or how some of them can afford it).

  93. whirrwhirr

    KD- for the record: public school, state housing as a kid, don’t drive, self employed, and use electricity, eat meat, exhale c02 etc, hypocrite but working on it.

    And Struth for your record, although you seem to have a reading comprehension issue, never mentioned campaiging with children, not a Granddad, in the prime of my 40’s. As to the rest of your logorrhea, well I’m sure it entertains someone around here

  94. IT:
    Zuckerberg is moving towards Trump these days.

    He must be shit scared by what he hears Warren and the Dems saying.

    No.
    He thinks, as do so many others, that he will be one of the Inner Circle for his contributions to the Swamp.
    Zuckerberg will realise his mistake as he languishes in a Gulag after the Party has nationalised all his assets and confiscated his Billions for Racketeering against the Revolution.
    “Oh! If only Stalin knew!”
    They never learn…

  95. Just catching up – how difficult is it to find out if someone had a War Service Loan?
    I think my father may have done so, but not sure.

  96. Mother Lode

    glaring evidence of a post-sanity world

    Desperate posturing from the police. Turning away better qualified people who happen to be evil straight white males has been going on for yonks.

    Here they got caught. That is all. And in time honoured progressive fashion they have thrown non-comprehending morlock under the bus. Otherwise they would announce, at the very least (and hoping it was enough), a review of other applicants who may have been treated unfairly – but they are afraid this headlong scramble for justice could spread.

    The public service is the epitome of this.

    They are used to showcase social justice creds and the HR departments are filled with soft-headed faddists trained in this race and gender quotas but with no knowledge of technical aspects of the job. They are the by-word for ineptitude but boast of the strange motley menagerie snuffling dollars out of the money trough.

    Are we really supposed to believe that the army of frontline public servants who cannot speak English, need help to fill out their forms because they cannot spell, do not understand their jobs, will ceaselessly lob your paperwork to and from the person next to them like a tennis match until the crack of doom, are entirely devoid of initiative and are completely lacking in interpersonal skills are the best ones who presented themselves to the interview?

    Cockroaches when the light is switched on.

  97. Mother Lode

    Nothing is more terrifying than pushing a pram

    the horror

    They really believe that biological necessities are part of a patriarchal plot.

    The fact the woman carries the child during pregnancy rather than the man is not only unfair, but can only be remedied by taking out their outrage on the man – he must be punished.

  98. Leo G

    ARENA CEO has windmills on his mind. Lots of windmills.

    “Crucially, Australia is well placed to become a major renewable hydrogen producer and exporter. We are blessed with some of the world’s best wind and solar resources, we have a large sparsely populated land mass, and as a major energy and resources exporter, we are an experienced and trusted trading partner for the countries that will be the future hydrogen importers.

    If we are to seize this future export opportunity, the scale of renewable energy projects we will need to build is simply staggering. We will need to produce six or seven times as much electricity as we currently consume throughout our entire domestic electricity system. This would require hundreds of gigawatts of solar and wind farms throughout regional and remote Australia, and many large electrolysis plants closer to the coast with easy access to seawater and shipping.”
    – Darren Millar op-ed in today’s Sydney Morning Herald on how hydrogen can fuel our future

  99. Dr Faustus

    Walking to and fro from the gym I notice the ever increasing number of people with limbs covered in tattoos.

    Walking the dog, I regularly cross paths with a landwhale with an Alsatian dog’s head tattooed on one enormous thigh – and the Munster family on the other.

    It must be a cultural thing.

  100. notafan

    he must be punished

    Indeed

    at bobbleheadwang suggested ‘confirmed’ for the length of the pregnancy

    or have his head bitten off immediately after consummation

    whatever suits the clemmies best

  101. struth

    KD- for the record: public school, state housing as a kid, don’t drive, self employed, and use electricity, eat meat, exhale c02 etc, hypocrite but working on it.

    Not good enough.
    When you have conquered your sickening hypocrisy then you can start on others, via your protests against them trying to make a quid supplying you with what you readily accept, buy need and want.
    Until you do, stay home.
    What gives you the right to demand anything from others while you are doing the same, and consuming their products and living the high life from their toil and risk?

    And Struth for your record, although you seem to have a reading comprehension issue, never mentioned campaiging with children, not a Granddad, in the prime of my 40’s. As to the rest of your logorrhea, well I’m sure it entertains someone around here

    To grown ups in the political sphere, kids in their twenties are political children.
    Naïve youngsters and who I am describing.
    You should know better by your age, but responsible adulthood is not your thing.
    So while you admit to being a hypocrite, you encourage young people, political children in their twenties and younger, to become hypocrites like you.
    And here’s a tip.
    You might think you’re a grandad , but in the kids eyes you are hanging around………………………………….

    Pathetic.

  102. struth

    You might not think you’re a grandad………………………….

  103. Mitch M.

    You might think you’re a grandad , but in the kids eyes you are hanging around………………………………….

    Reminds me of this from The Breakfast Club:

    Teacher: This is the thought that wakes me up in in the middle of the night. When I get older these kids are going to take care of me.
    Janitor: Don’t count on it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsae1i9vEwQ

    x 1.18

    The kids today are being taught we have destroyed the world. Will they have even have a conscience about abandoning all those now over 40 to destitution and death?

  104. Frank

    Pick which version you want, those ladeeees. You can have your hand held crossing the road, parasol in hand while gentlemen spread their coats over puddles in your path, or you can be left alone to deal with it like everyone else.

    Not sure that La Ford would have that many options in the first category.

  105. Percy Popinjay:
    VEITMAN! VEITMAN! VEITMAN!
    Wussia! Wussia Wussia!

    That is all.

  106. Top Ender:

    He’s basically an ultra-socialist who wants to see us all living in huts in the wood, trading beads with each other. Push him on how big societies need big sewerage systems and electricity and so on and he goes all quiet.

    The fascinating part of Bob Browns life is that he has been utterly dependent on technology at a rate >99% of the rest of humanity.

  107. bespoke

    or have his head bitten off immediately after consummation

    🤣

  108. Zatara

    Get yourself a real air rifle..

    This gent has taken that idea to an extreme. NVG air rifle rat hunting.

    Seems a productive way to spend an evening.

  109. notafan

    uh oh just had a customer in with a preferred pronounce badge they/them

    I called her nothing

    she usually comes in with her beta boyfriend

    he’s probably either out earning their living or bound and gagged at home

    She implied her $8 purchase would prevent her from eating tonight

    so sad

  110. Rex Mango

    My preferred pronoun badge says ‘Sir’.

  111. thefrollickingmole

    whirrwhirr
    #3192594, posted on October 24, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    im sure he reported it all to Centrelink/tax department to ensure he wasnt just another dole bludging hippie with a messiah complex and a pocket full of other peoples money

    It was a contribution to a campaign under the auspices of a NGO, not personal income so I didn’t need to declare it. I didn’t declare the grand the independent media collective that I was a part of recieved from Chumbawumba either

    Dear dear me, concealing benefits from the tax man while using a sham charity to launder the money.

    Also you may wish to note how much your new version has changed from your original boat of being a taxeating tapeworm.

  112. Mater

    She implied her $8 purchase would prevent her from eating tonight

    You’re not selling Ball Gags are you Nota?

    Seems cheap! 😉

  113. bespoke

    Nash-veh ma vesh’ amused k’ ish-veh humour, notafan heh nash-veh’m paying tribute tor ish-veh svi’ ish-veh salatik gen-lis

  114. thefrollickingmole

    boat = boast, but in a shorter more gender neutral way.

  115. Rex Mango
    #3192640, posted on October 24, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    My preferred pronoun badge says ‘Sir’.

    Sir, I’m going to have ask you to leave.

    Happens to me all of the time.

  116. John Constantine

    The kids today are being taught we have destroyed the world. Will they have even have a conscience about abandoning all those now over 40 to destitution and death?

    Soylent Grey.

    Because of the resource allocation of the productive capacity of the west towards de-industrialisation and rewilding and replacement with compliant third world poor people, the potential for human augmentation and vital extension of the healthspan for proles has been sacrificed and unfunded.

    Think on that as you drive past windfarms on your way to an unnecessary funeral.

  117. thefrollickingmole

    Id also note the “devestating” testimony about trump is, again heresay, the bloke heard from someone else, blah, blah, blah…

    Reported breathlessly by their ABC as a smoking gun.

  118. Atoms for Peace

    Rex..given your online moniker, I fell that Emperor or Your Majesty would suit you as a preferred pronoun.
    Keep the name badge classy and incorporate ermine in it somewhere

  119. John Constantine

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/23/china-united-states-fao-kevin-moley/

    China’s bid to place one of its own top officials at the head of the Rome-based U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which helps direct agricultural and food security policies worldwide, offered an early test, Moley noted. The election was still some five months away. But Moley, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, made clear that defeating China would become a key U.S. foreign-policy goal.

    “It was all China, China, China,” recalled a source familiar with the exchange. “‘We have to do anything to beat the Chinese,’” the source recalled Moley as saying.

    Five months later, the race ended in a stinging defeat for the United States. Beijing’s candidate, Qu Dongyu, the vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs, overwhelmingly won the June 23 election with 108 out of 191 votes from the organization’s 194 member countries. U.S. diplomats initially anticipated their favored candidate, a former Georgian agriculture minister, receiving at least 60 votes. He ended up getting 12.

    When their abc is breathlessly fed a press release from their united nations food and agriculture struggle group, what their abc broadcast from their billion dollar bully pulpit is exactly the propaganda the Tyrant wants swallowed.

    Comrades.

  120. stackja

    Anger over big shark catches leads to photo ban for protection
    A vitriolic campaign against fishing, including trolling of an eight-year-old schoolboy, has sparked new safety measures from the sport’s peak body as the Australian past-time’s future hangs in the balance.

    Mitchell Van Homrigh, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    October 24, 2019 4:19pm

    Game fishermen have been ordered by the sport’s peak body to ‘censor’ their catches amid a politically correct trolling frenzy threatening the very future of the classic Aussie pastime.

    The New South Wales Game Fishing Association confirmed yesterday that members were encouraged to abide by its social media policy to protect themselves — which included not posting graphic pictures of their catches.

    The safety measures came after a photo of a young boy with a monster shark catch off the coast of Sydney went viral, attracting hundreds of trolls savaging him online for his actions.

  121. John Constantine

    international triumph for China, showcasing its growing political and economic might and its newfound ability to seed top jobs at international institutions with hand-picked candidates. But the race also fueled allegations that it forgave tens of millions of dollars of debt to an African state in exchange for withdrawing its candidate from the race and threatened economic retaliation against smaller and more developing countries if they opposed China’s plan.

    Sign up for OBOR, get your neck in a debt noose, then be forced to vote for the Tyrant holding the noose to become even stronger.

    Just as kowtow dan andrews intends for victoria, and australia.

  122. The safety measures came after a photo of a young boy with a monster shark catch off the coast of Sydney went viral, attracting hundreds of trolls savaging him online for his actions.

    Sounds like a great kid with a bright future, a real winner who will grow into being a real man we can all be proud of

    He should ignore 1000’s of useless effeminate bugmen who never had a father in their lives, or only had a milquetoast wannabe in the place of a decent, caring and masculine man.

    Another great man who said fuck you to sharkitocracy:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roden_Cutler#Early_life

  123. Rex Mango

    AFP, thanks that is very good idea. No-one in this enlightened world should suffer the injustice of being referred to by non-preferred pronouns.

  124. calli

    Forget “Sir”.

    A quick search names the Alphanso from India the best mango in the world.

    King Alphanso, your subjects kneel before your glorious mangoness.

  125. John Constantine

    The FAO election placed a former senior Chinese government official at the head of an agency that will decide, along with the U.N. secretary-general, who will be the next leader of the World Food Program, a U.S.-led U.N. agency that tackles global famine and food insecurity issues. Qu will have the authority to sign off on all high-level staff appointments at the agency, complicating future U.S. efforts to maintain its dominant role there.

    “[Qu] is certainly qualified on paper. He has the right experience to be in this position,” said Kimberly Flowers, an expert on food security issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “If it was anyone else from any other country, I don’t think it would be a big deal.”

    “If it was anyone else from any other country, I don’t think it would be a big deal.”

    The FAO, with more than 11,500 staff, flies below the radar of other, higher-profile international bodies. But experts and officials say it is incredibly important for global food security and agricultural industries, in both the United States and developing development as a bridgehead for political clout. The FAO sets international standards for food and animal safety and plays a key role in crafting international responses to global hunger, climate change caused by world food production, and priorities in global farming industries.

  126. I sorta like the idea of trolling a live green on a set of ganged hooks.

    The swampy stench and thrashing about would be sure to attract something big.

  127. calli

    I love this time of year. Just about now, the Mango Men appear on the highways and byways of Sydney town. The Beloved used to being home a box and the children would gorge themselves on delicious, Queensland mangos.

    And they knew…Christmas was coming.

  128. banana. banana. mangoo. mangoo
    banana. banana. mangoo. mangoo
    haisukuuru. haisukuuru. haisukuuru. iei!

    asa oki tara hora mou
    anata no soba de baku baku
    naze ka tabe taku
    nacchau asa ichi banana
    hiru ni wa motsu to kanjuku
    tabegoro mi goro sute goro
    sotto yasashiku najitte
    tabe te watashi no mangoo

  129. Arky

    Queensland mangos.

    ..
    DID YOU JUST PRESUME THEIR GENDER!!!!!?????

  130. cohenite

    What is happening in the US is amazing; the demorats are insane, but cunning like rats. They are hoping this impeachment process captures the sheeples’ attention without any detail, because there is no detail, being forthcoming.

    I have never seen an uglier, vicious bunch then the current demorats mob; except of course every alp/green group in Australia.

  131. calli
    #3192496, posted on October 24, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Hang on.

    I thought Clammie was a Strong Womyn. She told us so…endlessly.

    There are no rats or atheists on a sinking ship, nor are there any feminists in a house fire.

  132. stackja

    thefrollickingmole
    #3192647, posted on October 24, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I heard blah blah blah about the ABC. Is it only hearsay?

  133. John Constantine

    Amid all the Western infighting, the Chinese unleashed their own shadow campaign to rack up votes, through a combination of strong-arming and, reportedly, lavish spending for votes. Rumors were rife that they paid for first-class plane tickets and luxury accommodations for foreign officials from smaller developing countries and their families for greater sway over the outcome of the FAO election.

    In February, a senior Chinese official, Yang Jiechi, traveled to Cameroon and announced that Beijing would cancel some $78 million in debt, according to CNN. The following month, the Cameroonian candidate for the FAO director-general position, Medi Moungui, who had locked in the backing of the African Union, withdrew from the race. The timing fueled claims of a payoff among Western officials who worked with the FAO and in their mind opened the door for China to pick off African votes.

    The Chinese were “essentially buying up anything and everything that was for sale,” said one source involved in the deliberations.

    Other current and former U.S. and foreign officials familiar with the race told Foreign Policy that China threatened to block key exports from South American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, if they didn’t fall in line behind Qu’s candidacy. The ballot was secret, but South American and European media outlets reported that all three countries backed Qu.

    Representatives from the Chinese and Cameroonian embassies in Washington did not respond to requests for comment.

    Before the vote, U.S. and European delegations picked up rumors that China had instructed its supporters to take a screenshot of their ballots to prove they had voted for Qu.

    Taking photos of your ballot paper to prove you voted the right way will be the next big thing.

    When will their abc ambush dan andrews with a gotcha question based upon OBOR making slaves of the proles signed up to it, and wealthy men of those that sign the papers.

    Australian politicals that sign unswerving committments to comply with Tyranny, then retire to vast unearned wealth need to be jailed for RICO.

  134. calli

    I do think we ought to let this young lady have the last word

  135. calli

    Oooooh. It sounds so much better in French! 🤣

  136. Snoopy

    Soylent Grey.

    This is why we come here. Genius.

    And I’m stealing it.

  137. stackja

    Helmetgate: Fines against small bicycle protest group were ‘overkill’

    A cyclist has vowed to keep riding bareheaded after she successfully fought fines stemming from “nanny state” helmet laws in a case that has embroiled the Attorney-General.
    Lucy Hughes Jones, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    October 24, 2019 4:08pm

    A Sydney duo have won a legal fight to have their fines dropped for refusing to wear a bicycle helmet, claiming NSW “nanny state” laws are unconstitutional.

    Susan Abbott and Colin Beck were among 30 protesters who staged a helmet-free ride through Centennial Park in March 2018, calling for an end to the mandatory road rule.

    But before that got underway the case against the riders was thrown out after a magistrate ruled there was no written proof from the Centennial Park Trust that they were not allowed to cycle without helmets.

  138. Areff:

    We could do worse than adopt the First and Fourth. But, hey, this is Australia, where we do what we’re told, even if it means some rubber-gloved invert feeling up your 16-year-old daughter on the recommendation of a dog.

    The Second Amendment is a must. As well as the formation of an Irregular Militia. – see reserve militia.

  139. egg_

    I have never seen an uglier, vicious bunch then the current demorats mob; except of course every alp/green group in Australia.

    Talentless, treachery is all they have.

  140. thefrollickingmole

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-latest-white-house-slams-testimony-as-triple-hearsay/2019/10/22/8d35690a-f539-11e9-b2d2-1f37c9d82dbb_story.html

    Taylor says Ambassador Gordon Sondland told him “everything” Ukraine wanted from the United States, including a visit with President Donald Trump and millions of dollars in security aid, was dependent on the country agreeing to investigate the gas firm Burisma and the 2016 U.S. election. Taylor said a White House official told him the same thing.

    Yup, pretty well no first hand testimony.

    The swamp is deep…

  141. calli

    Chuckle. Still worried about the “hole in the sky”? Stop.

    It’s been filled thanks to Glowball Warmening.

    This thing is like the Hydra. We’ll never be rid of it until we’re starving and living in humpies.

  142. stackja

    BOM

    New rainfall products, providing 5 minute calibrated accumulation rainfall, will replace the existing 6 minute product on this radar from 31 October 2019.

    Rainfall homogenised?

  143. The Second Amendment is a must.

    It enforces the First Amendment. (and probably the 4th)

  144. Cardimona

    Cardimona where do you get one?

    Johno, I was in my local gun shop picking up some rounds for my .223 and I noticed an intriguing little rifle on the wall nearby with a knurled knob at the front of the forestock.
    When I learned that was where a CO2 cartridge went I just had to have one.
    To enrich the biosphere with life-giving plant food – while killing pests.
    Win-win!
    Only $200, too.
    It’s a Crosman brand.
    I just love the cold little cloud of frosty CO2 it puffs out with each discharged round.
    Far quieter than subsonics (or ratshot) in a .22.
    Even better, it takes twelve .177 slugs in a circular holder that clips into the magazine.
    It can fire twelve shots in quick succession – revolver style.
    Extra circular holders are $6 each.

  145. Old School Conservative

    spelling words like c a t.

    There’s your problem right there BrBG.

  146. Snoopy

    Taylor says Ambassador Gordon Sondland told him “everything”

    Where’s Judge Judy? Oh, okay, backing Michael Bloomberg for POTUS.

  147. Bruce of Newcastle

    A cyclist has vowed to keep riding bareheaded after she successfully fought fines stemming from “nanny state” helmet laws

    Ironically this is the time of year when helmets are a must.
    Magpies would otherwise poke holes in your scalp. They hit really hard.
    I managed a first yesterday when I was dive bombed by a gravatar bird.
    Pretty brave of a pied butcherbird to attack such a large threat.

  148. calli

    We could do worse than adopt the First and Fourth. But, hey, this is Australia, where we do what we’re told, even if it means some rubber-gloved invert feeling up your 16-year-old daughter on the recommendation of a dog.

    Second Amendment? Fourth Amendment?

    Didn’t stop that from happening to me at JFK on the recommendation of a faulty “scanner”. Not a rubber glove in sight, but a very invasive “pat down”, or should I say “feel up”?

    I’m a tough old bat, but the shame of it reduced me to two very hot tears. One per eye. It may be the “land of the free”, but at the border it’s the home of the dickhead. Won’t be returning in the forseeable future.

    Thanks diversity splodeys. And their enablers.

  149. calli

    Oooh. I typed a rude word. Please accept an * in place of the offending vowel.

  150. struth

    Ironically this is the time of year when helmets are a must.

    Would you make them compulsory for walkers too, or anyone outside?
    Personally I’ve always aspired to look like one of those mindas riding around with the anti dive bombing spikes pointing upwards.
    Mrs Struth won’t let me go out like that.
    She cares not for my safety.
    Image first.
    Shallow woman.
    They look like a human ww2 anti shipping mine.

  151. CL:

    It sounds, literally, like they almost came to blows.

    Perhaps it’s time to demand Castle undergo a psychiatric assessment before she can continue in her role.
    She seems incapable of fulfilling the role without an excessive degree of confrontation.

  152. cohenite

    This makes sense to me, it sums up the modern zeitgeist:

    Transgender Model Files Police Complaint After Being Denied Porn Job for Having a Penis

    The only thing missing is global warming.

  153. Bruce of Newcastle

    Taylor says Ambassador Gordon Sondland told him “everything” Ukraine wanted from the United States

    I wonder who this guy Taylor is?

    Who is William Taylor? Impeachment Star Witness Has Long Relationship with Burisma-Backed Think Tank

    Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, who provided key testimony to the Democrats’ controversial impeachment inquiry yesterday, has evidenced a close relationship with the Atlantic Council think tank, even writing Ukraine policy pieces with the organization’s director and analysis articles published by the Council. The Atlantic Council is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

    Another senior adviser to the USUBC is David J. Kramer, a long-time adviser to late Senator John McCain. Kramer played a central role in disseminating the anti-Trump dossier to the news media and Obama administration. Taylor participated in events and initiatives organized by Kramer.

    The links may be particularly instructive after Breitbart News reported that itinerary for a trip to Ukraine in August organized by the Burisma-funded Atlantic Council for ten Congressional aides reveals that a staffer on Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a meeting during the trip with Taylor. The pre-planned trip took place after the so-called whistleblower officially filed his August 12 complaint and reportedly after a Schiff aide was contacted by the so-called whistleblower.

    Kramer revealed in testimony that he held a meeting about the anti-Trump dossier with a reporter from BuzzFeed News, who he says snapped photos of the controversial document without Kramer’s permission when he left the room to go to the bathroom. That meeting was held at the McCain Institute office in Washington, Kramer stated.

    Ah that is who Taylor is. He is linked to Ukraine, McCain, the Steele dossier and Bursima. Well knock me down with a feather.

  154. zyconoclast

    The Seattle Public Schools Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) released a rough draft of notes for its Math Ethnic Studies framework in late September, which attempts to connects math to a history of oppression.

    The committee suggests that math is subjective and racist, saying under one section, “Who gets to say if an answer is right,” and under another, “how is math manipulated to allow inequality and oppression to persist?”

  155. Mother Lode

    or have his head bitten off immediately after consummation

    They think the only restitution for the constraints placed upon them by biology is punishment of men because they see men as somehow to blame.

    They can’t punish nature so they look for someone else where they can vent their grievance.

    My image of frightbats is of the daringly crude and naughty girl at a private girls school, who meets with her friends behind the sheds at school for a cigarette and shocks her captive audience by talking loudly about ‘dicks’ and ‘vaginas’ and making men do insane things by letting them see your bosoms, and how she has seen dicks, and they look like carrots.

    The other kids at school tell her that she is brave, clever, worldly, and truly iconoclastic. Society will be in no way ready for her. She will tear down the temples of the peacock imposters who have had their day, upturn the tables of their servants, and herald the dawn of a new age.

    And she believes it

    Fast forward a few years and her followers have become lawyers, doctors, and engineers. Or have chosen to marry a lawyer, doctor or engineer to build a life together. Their lives will be on the move.

    And then there is the frightbat. With the same ferocity but with no more audience. The people she saw as her followers have far surpassed her. She rails, she raves, she tries to impress with her contempt of propriety – mistaking it for spirit as she did at school.

    Every year, every day, almost ever hour, trapped aground at the SMH or the ABC while her past followers swirl around her with self-delighting movement, colour, and form, she is pinned in place.

    She has nothing but anger, hate, reflexive bile, and crudeness.

  156. thefrollickingmole

    rewilding New Zudland??

    Ardern tells New Zealand farmers to cut carbon emissions or face penalties
    Farmers given until 2022 to make changes or pay higher taxes as part of plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    This story includes 2 paragraphs, one after the other, that shows just how idiotic the people “believing” in the AGW cult/greenslime really are.

    New Zealand farmers have five years to reduce their carbon emissions before the government introduces financial penalties, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

    Ardern’s Labour coalition government has committed to making New Zealand carbon net-zero by 2050, with the PM likening the climate change battle to the previous generations’ struggle against the rise of nuclear power.

    I cant even..

  157. Nick

    A quick search names the Alphanso from India the best mango in the world.

    Shit yes. If you’ve ever had one, they are amazing, this almost perfumed taste.

  158. Old Lefty

    zyconoclast at 5:39 pm

    The last time I looked at the Titania McGrath it seemed to be struggling, and you have illustrated why. These people are so stark raving bonkers that no attempt at satire can begin to match, let alone outdo, their lunacy.

  159. zyconoclast

    Sweden: Govt Minister Claims Country Needs MORE Refugees to Fill Jobs

    Minister of Public Administration Lena Micko claimed Sweden needs more refugees to fill jobs, despite the unemployment rate of migrants being several times higher than for native-born Swedes.

  160. bespoke

    The other kids at school tell her that she is brave, clever, worldly, and truly iconoclastic. Society will be in no way ready for her. She will tear down the temples of the peacock imposters who have had their day, upturn the tables of their servants, and herald the dawn of a new age.

    And she believes it

    Oddly familiar. 😎

  161. egg_

    Ardern tells New Zealand farmers to cut carbon emissions or face penalties
    Farmers given until 2022 to make changes or pay higher taxes as part of plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    Kowtowing to the UN and cutting the Taranaki’s throat?
    Evil.

  162. egg_

    Where’s Winston Peters in all this?

  163. Cardimona

    A mate from the Cat sent me the 1980 book “The Henry Root Letters”.
    Henry had the pre-internet hobby of asking hard questions of officialdom via short letters.
    It really is inspirational.
    So I do some when I have the time, along with the letters to editors.

    So, on cyclists, I sent the Queensland Transport Minister Mark Bailey this missive.

    G’day Mark
    I write today because we need to make cycling safer.
    We need to do that by ensuring proper safe spacing between cyclists.
    We need to end the road-going peloton.
    Here’s why.

    On July 7th a cyclist was killed near Port Douglas.
    He first collided with another cyclist before veering into the side of an oncoming ute.
    See newspaper story here –
    https://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/cyclists-fight-for-life-after-truck-collision-near-port-douglas/news-story/a035a315007cc0405e52415d6616d57f
    Extract –
    “UPDATE 1.10PM: A cyclist has died at the scene of a crash on the Captain Cook Hwy after colliding with another rider and veering into oncoming traffic.
    Police are at the scene of the collision about 300m south of the Mount Molloy turn-off near Port Douglas.”

    On August 12th a cyclist was critically injured in Townsville when he was in a line of cyclists that ran into a dead pig.
    See newspaper story here –
    https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/townsville/cyclist-who-was-thrown-from-his-bike-remains-in-a-critical-condition/news-story/d2728b4c1d72ec3807131af4e35e0887
    Extract –
    “A CYCLIST is fighting for life after he smashed into a dead pig and was thrown from his bike during an early morning group ride.
    The group of about 20 cyclists were travelling on Port Access Rd in South Townsville when they came across the fresh road kill just past 6am yesterday.
    Townsville Forensic Crash Unit Senior Constable Dena Miller said the first cyclist managed to avoid the pig, but those behind did not and crashed into it.
    Queensland Ambulance Service executive operations manager David Lowe said one of the cyclists, a 43-year-old man, suffered significant head injuries.
    He remains in a critical condition in the Townsville Hospital.”

    Mark, no other vehicles are permitted to travel side by side and nose to tail as cyclists do.
    It might be how cycling races are conducted on tracks and closed roads, but it has no place on open roads.
    The only safe on-road cycling is single file with safe following distances of one cycle-length per ten kilometres per hour.
    So, please, Mark; would you like to save some lives?
    Make the road-going peloton illegal – as it should always have been.

    Sincerely
    (Cardimona)

    Someone from Mark’s office got back to me the other day saying they’d be doing no such thing – without addressing the issues I raised.
    Further, they wrote the reply, printed it, scanned it as an image, and sent me a pdf of the image.
    So I can’t easily copy the text to post online.
    Utter bastards.

  164. bespoke

    All hail Arky, slayer of Imp’s.

  165. Gab

    Ardern tells New Zealand farmers to cut carbon emissions or face penalties
    Farmers given until 2022 to make changes or pay higher taxes as part of plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    Colossal idiot. There be quite a number of farmers getting out of the business by 2022. Talk about cutting your nose off to spite your face!

  166. Bruce of Newcastle

    Minister of Public Administration Lena Micko claimed Sweden needs more refugees to fill jobs, despite the unemployment rate of migrants being several times higher than for native-born Swedes.

    Yes. A 90% unemployment rate is several times higher than the general rate.

    Sweden: Around 90 Per Cent of 2015 Migrants with Residency Status Are Unemployed (5 Oct)

    Which is fun since the amount of bureaucracy they require is probably greater than the number of jerbs they fill, thereby meaning that the more immigrants Sweden brings in the bigger the shortage of employees.

  167. Tel

    She has nothing but anger, hate, reflexive bile, and crudeness.

    And she has a great big UHF transmitter to offload onto.

  168. egg_

    Transgender Model Files Police Complaint After Being Denied Porn Job for Having a Penis

    And Clammy thought she had problems.

  169. bespoke

    Colossal idiot. There be quite a number of farmers getting out of the business by 2022. Talk about cutting your nose off to spite your face!

    Then she will claim victory, Gab. That’s the plan.

  170. egg_

    Winston Peters walks back Jacinda Ardern’s carbon challenge

    NZ Foreign Minister Winston Peters has walked back his prime minister’s challenge to Scott Morrison to explain Australia’s position on climate change, saying Pacific nations need to look at the “big picture”, including China’s massive coal-fired economy.

    The NZ deputy PM told ABC radio this morning that calls for Australia to “step-up” on climate change were a “bit of a paradox” as many Pacific countries were seeking cheap loans from China “on the back of coal-fired everything”.

    Mr Peters’ comments came after PM Jacinda Ardern said every nation needed to “do its bit” to fight climate change, and “Australia has to answer to the Pacific” for its own emissions policies.

    “There’s a big picture we have to contemplate where we have to ensure that when we act in this big picture, we act with consistency and integrity,” Mr Peters said.

    The Foreign Minister acknowledged that the island nations were desperately concerned about their long-term longevity, but said China’s emissions also needed to be factored into the discussion.

    “You need to look at everybody, not just Australia, but also who is getting that coal and what things they are doing with it.”

    MORE: NZ sets carbon test for PM | Graham Lloyd writes: Easy for Ardern to point the finger

    He encouraged Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting in Tuvalu to “look at all the details”, and downplayed concerns Mr Morrison was out of step with his counterparts.

    In conciliatory comments after Ms Ardern said Australia would be held accountable by the Pacific for its emissions policies, Mr Peters said he was “slightly worried” there was an outward perception Mr Morrison was “somehow acting incorrectly” when that wasn’t the “real picture at all.”

    PIF leaders this morning went into a retreat to negotiate the final wording of the Fanufuti Declaration, which small island states want to include a strong statement about transitioning away from coal, limiting temperatures to 1.5 degrees, and replenishing the UN’s Green Climate Fund.

    Mr Morrison, who is pushing back against all three demands while simultaneously defending his “Pacific step-up”, told counterparts the nation’s “coal dependency has been falling”, and “record renewables investments” was underway across Australia.

    He also raised economic and cultural security, amid growing Chinese influence in the region.

    It’s understood he will contrast China’s environmental performance, including its massive reliance on coal-fired power, to that of Australia.

    China has 981,000MW of installed coal generation capacity, compared to Australia’s 25,150MW.

    Mr Morrison has committed an extra $500 million this week to Pacific climate change resilience projects, on top of $300 million announced by the Turnbull government.

    Ms Ardern today announced she would set aside $150m of New Zealand’s $300m global climate change development assistance to the Pacific, but did not provide additional funding.

    When asked whether Australia was at risk of alienating Pacific nations because of its climate change stance, Mr Peters said the island countries should remember Australia has been a “great neighbour” to the Pacific.

    “They should remember who has been their long term and short term friends,” he said.

    Ms Ardern yesterday talked up her government’s support for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees — 0.5 degrees less than advocated by Australia.

    “Every single little bit matters,” Ms Ardern said. “So that is why New Zealand has joined that international call. That is why we speak I believe strongly on the international stage around these issues.

    “But ultimately we all have to take responsibility for ourselves … Australia has to answer to the Pacific. That is a matter for them.”

    Labor leader Anthony Albanese echoed Ms Ardern’s calls for Australia to “step up” over global warming.

    Speaking with reporters in Sydney today, Mr Albanese lashed Scott Morrison’s response, saying Australia needed to be a part of the global solution.

    “The fact is Scott Morrison needs to be a part of the global solution and in particular needs to relate to the Pacific Islands,” Mr Albanese said. “It’s no good going to a conference and reallocating $500 million of foreign aid with no new money and pretending you’re making a difference.”

    He also took aim at the Morrison’s government lack of climate change or energy policies.

    Mr Albanese praised the pacific islands nations for raising their concerns with their counterparts at the conference.

    “They have been been very consistent in calling out everyone in the global community,” he said. “They understand they’re literally at the frontline of climate change.”

  171. Des Deskperson

    ‘While British employment law permits so-called “positive action” for recruitment and promotion in the name of diversity, there are limitations. For example, where a man and woman have equal claims to a position in a male-dominated industry, the employer may lawfully discriminate in favour of the female. However, this would be unlawful if the male applicant demonstrated better claims to the position.’

    Perfectly possible under Federal sex discrimination legislation here. Section 7D of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 sates that:

    (1) A person may take special measures for the purpose of achieving substantive equality between:
    (a) men and women;

    This seems to me to be an extraordinarily broad provision and would certainly cover giving preference to a woman who had equal claims to a position – or even an inferior claim to a position – provided that it could be proven that the measure was necessary to achieve substantive equality.

  172. thefrollickingmole

    Ah that is who Taylor is. He is linked to Ukraine, McCain, the Steele dossier and Bursima. Well knock me down with a feather.

    Another swamp donkey then?

    I wonder if anyone’s used that term yet for the Democrat “wussia wussia/ukraine, ukraine” bottom dwellers yet?

  173. Snoopy

    So, on cyclists, I sent the Queensland Transport Minister Mark Bailey this missive.

    G’day Mark
    I write today because we need to make cycling safer.

    Cardi, also cc the Premier, the Minister for Sport, the Minister for Health and your local member. Yes, each one’s department writes to the other. You can only write a few such letters (even to a single minister), before you get blackbanned, though. So best to line up a few nom de plumes with matching valid addresses to use when the replies dry up.

    Snail mail preferred.

  174. Snoopy

    “Every single little bit matters,” Ms Ardern said.

    Save the planet. Euthanise your sprog, Jacinda.

  175. cohenite

    Turdball’s stink lingers to the detriment of us all:

    Australia’s Looming Submarine Disaster

    Alistair Pope Quadrant Online 23rd October 2019

    Over the years I have witnessed both good and bad decisions concerning the structure and equipment choices made for our defence forces. Some of the bad ones were made for reasons of expediency, due to budgetary considerations or by political direction. Only this last category partially excuses the military hierarchy from accepting full accountability for placing the national survival of Australia at risk through the failure to determine the requirements and then provide a viable, survivable and credible defence capability. Today we have former admirals seriously advocating climate change as our greatest threat. Not an aggressive and expansionist China, not global jihad and terrorism, not a nuclear armed North Korea. Sadly, such is the prevailing mindset these days.

    This delusional thinking by senior officers and politicians outside the war-fighting box has led to a whole spectrum of failures to provide our military with the best people and equipment available. The F-35 Joint Strike ‘do-everything, but do nothing well’ first line of air defence was a very bad decision, one I thought could never be topped. But I was wrong. The French Shortfin Barracuda submarines we have on order leave that earlier acquisition in the shade…..

  176. Bar Beach Swimmer

    whirrwhirr
    #3192594, posted on October 24, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    It was a contribution to a campaign under the auspices of a NGO, not personal income so I didn’t need to declare it. I didn’t declare the grand the independent media collective that I was a part of recieved from Chumbawumba either.

    Writes like Numbers – Oh, no – It’s his brother!

    whirrwhirr
    #3192613, posted on October 24, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    exhale c02

    Ever considered giving it up?

  177. Rockdoctor

    A WTF moment I heard today from someone in Singleton NSW. Apparently since water restrictions have been in the council has had a deluge of complaints by people dobbing in people not following the guidelines. The person I was talking to was amazed there were so many out there prepared to be informers for the state.

    I was more intrigued that people would be so motivated to pick up the phone to denounce a neighbour for crimes against Gaia but won’t use the same energy to earbash their local member or the Premier to build an obviously needed new dam…

  178. thefrollickingmole

    Frank that was a giggle.

  179. cohenite

    Great overview of the submarine debacle turdball has left behind:

    Australia’s Looming Submarine Disaster

    Alistair Pope Quadrant Online 23rd October 2019

    Over the years I have witnessed both good and bad decisions concerning the structure and equipment choices made for our defence forces. Some of the bad ones were made for reasons of expediency, due to budgetary considerations or by political direction. Only this last category partially excuses the military hierarchy from accepting full accountability for placing the national survival of Australia at risk through the failure to determine the requirements and then provide a viable, survivable and credible defence capability. Today we have former admirals seriously advocating climate change as our greatest threat. Not an aggressive and expansionist China, not global jihad and terrorism, not a nuclear armed North Korea. Sadly, such is the prevailing mindset these days.

    This delusional thinking by senior officers and politicians outside the war-fighting box has led to a whole spectrum of failures to provide our military with the best people and equipment available. The F-35 Joint Strike ‘do-everything, but do nothing well’ first line of air defence was a very bad decision, one I thought could never be topped. But I was wrong. The French Shortfin Barracuda submarines we have on order leave that earlier acquisition in the shade….

  180. The Barking Toad

    Hahahaha

    Frank @6:8

  181. Snoopy

    Cardi, the other fun thing to do is to write a letter to the Premier raising matters pertaining to a number of different portfolios and cc in some of relevant ministers plus at one who hasn’t any connection to the matters you raise at all.

    And snail mail. Always.

  182. zyconoclast

    Hopefully her injuries prevent her from breeding.

    A trainee doctor left paralysed when crushed by a man jumping from the top floor of a shopping centre has been hailed as “extraordinary” for drawing solace from having saved his life.

    Grace Spence Green, 22, says she feels “no bitterness” towards Amsumana Sillah Trawally, who vaulted a third-floor barrier inside Westfield Stratford and fell from a height of up to 120ft, landing on top of her.

    Trawally, 25, survived with a fractured leg, but Ms Green, a climbing enthusiast and instructor, suffered a fractured spine and now uses a wheelchair.

    “She finds it very difficult to talk about him,” he said. “But she has an amazing view that even though she was injured she managed to save a life.

    “Even though she was paralysed she accepts the greater good and she still has no bitterness towards him.

  183. Rockdoctor

    From what I hear from those who originate from across the ditch is that Adern has bigger problems at home. She will likely struggle to win the next election, so strap in for some more diversions like bashing Aussies…

  184. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oh noes!

    Report says central coast facing climate change damage bills

    The Central Coast has ranked among the Australian regions most at risk

    That now means the NSW Central Coast joins the following elite club:

    Settled science: Everyplace to be hit by climate change harder than everyplace else

  185. zyconoclast

    Young boy is found living in squalor with more than six prescription drugs in his system – as his mother and her lesbian lover plead guilty to child neglect

    A young boy found with more than six prescription drugs in his system was admitted to hospital 31 times in 13 months, a court has heard.

    A mother, from Unanderra, in Wollongong’s south west, pleaded guilty to failing to provide for child cause danger of serious injury at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday.

    It comes a year after she was arrested with her female partner by the Child Abuse Squad when her drowsy four-year-old son appeared in hospital barely conscious.

    When police, who had been contacted by the hospital, raided the house, they found it littered with cigarette butts, some only centimetres from the infant’s cot.

    There were also mouldy food scraps, piles of rubbish and 20 blister packs of prescription drug temazepam among the mess, with one empty pack on the counter.

    After days in hospital, results confirmed the little boy had a mix of prescription drugs in his system including temazepam, amitriptyline – an antidepressant and promethazine.

  186. Snoopy

    That now means the NSW Central Coast joins the following elite club:

    You’ll be living on a surf beach before you know it, Bruce.

  187. zyconoclast

    Fag hag Liberal MP Katie Allen has called for gender and sexuality questions to be included in the 2021 census, after evidence from the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed it dumped the questions from the census test following input from the assistant treasurer Michael Sukkar’s office.

    “I do believe we need to have questions such as those being discussed … because we know the LGBTI communities are more vulnerable with regards to some aspects of healthcare provision, particularly some aspects of mental healthcare,” she said.

  188. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh dear, Lizzie the lead foot.
    How dare they leave a braking gap in front of them.
    While I understand city driving ends up getting to you, a good driver realises your composure is one of the key factors in safe driving.

    A two car or even more braking gap when one is on an open highway is a very good idea indeed. Similarly, when on a busy road in an urban area cruising along at around 70km it is sensible to not get too close. I hate tailgaters just as much as I hate the slowpoke big gappers in heavy traffic.

    I have no problem with a good sized gap elsewhere but I do have a problem with entitled and hyper-cautious very bad drivers causing considerable problems for other drivers in a slow moving stream of traffic. Those who leave two or even three large car lengths between their own entitlement to be King of Queen of the Road, and everybody else, ALL OF WHOM are driving like sensible folk, leaving enough braking room, say a car length, to make a safe stop at 10 to 20km per hour. Take a look at the traffic around you and see how decent and considerate drivers drive. The big lengthers are by far the minority and everyone hates them not just me.

    If everyone drove like the entitled few then Sydney traffic would grind to a worse halt than it is already in. Most people too are driving modern cars with good braking capacities.

    Struth – I am a very competent and calm driver. Try me some day. I’ve been driving all types of cars, good and bad, new and old, in many different conditions, surfaces, climates and countries since I was fifteen. I have every right though to express my contempt for the practice of road-hogging in the name of safety. There is nothing safe about doing that in slow traffic; it annoys others, it encourages ‘cutting in’, there is much unnecessary lane changing as people try to overtake from frustration or back up on traffic lights as these idiots dawdle through, and the people who do it the most are often on the phone at the same time. Good drivers don’t road hog. ‘Safe’ road hogs cause accidents and need to be called out for bad practice.

  189. Twostix

    A WTF moment I heard today from someone in Singleton NSW. Apparently since water restrictions have been in the council has had a deluge of complaints by people dobbing in people not following the guidelines. The person I was talking to was amazed there were so many out there prepared to be informers for the state

    I remember a man was killed on his front yard for watering his lawn when NSW labor whipped up a hysteria about water claiming that it would never ever rain again, etc.

    There are a lot of wannabee block captains in in modern australia.

  190. Bruce of Newcastle

    Most people too are driving modern cars with good braking capacities.

    Which makes no difference at all if your nose is attached to a mobile phone.
    I do hope autopilot can be developed, if only to save us from Facechook drivers.

  191. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    A young boy found with more than six prescription drugs in his system was admitted to hospital 31 times in 13 months, a court has heard.

    Why were no flags raised about this child before this given the number of hospital visits? And who was prescribing all the Temazepam etc for these two creepy losers without checking up on the child?

  192. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘A two car or even more braking gap when one is on an open highway’

    Gawd. Try even even even even more, and then triple it on open highways.

    Lizzie. Do us a favour. Stay off the highways, for all our sakes.

  193. Twostix

    ‘Shy and awkward’ student, 19, is convicted of sexual assault and told to pay £250 to a schoolgirl

    He has to pay her $500 because he touched her?

    If so the state has made her a tart and is acting like a pimp.

  194. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘everyone hates them not just me.’

    Now where have I heard the ‘everyone agrees with me and I will therefore be their spokesperson’ stance in the recent past?

  195. Snoopy

    <blockquote‘A two car or even more braking gap when one is on an open highway’

    Inbuilt safety.

    It’s why people pay a ahedload for Audi’s, KD.

  196. Roger

    ‘A two car or even more braking gap when one is on an open highway’

    Even more, I would suggest.

  197. notafan

    I thought the rule of thumb was a car length for every ten kilometres per hour and a fair bit extra when wet.

  198. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lizzie. Do us a favour. Stay off the highways, for all our sakes.

    You should think before you open your mouth, KD.

    Two ‘lengths’ is what is recommended for a minimum, indicated by chevrons – that means room for two cars with space between them. Naturally one makes judgements about what distance to remain behind and when. Mostly on a highway I try to be as far away from others as possible and take my time. Freedom of the road. The worst drivers are those who are incapable of making good judgements. I never drive tired or in any way impaired and my spatial perception has always been excellent.

  199. hzhousewife

    Ardern tells New Zealand farmers to cut carbon emissions or face penalties
    Farmers given until 2022 to make changes or pay higher taxes as part of plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

    Wiki says:

    The next New Zealand general election will be held after the currently elected 52nd New Zealand Parliament is dissolved or expires. The current Parliament was elected on Saturday, 23 September 2017. The last possible date for the next general election to be held is Saturday, 21 November 2020.

  200. Snoopy

    and my spatial perception has always been excellent.

    The odd driveway may beg to differ.

  201. Twostix

    There are three aspects to the female tattoo epidemic:

    One is childish middleclass 20 somethings trying to be rebellious with a dumb picture of something on the ankle or inside wrist.

    Next are fat girls with terrible self image problems who are basically self mutilating.

    The third are girls who are branded by their men with grafitti like tattoos all over. This is the worst of all. Pretty, thin, lower class girls (a rare sight now) with neck and full arm and thigh tattoos because their tough cnut boyfriend has determined to mark her as his forever by making her deface her beauty and so become ugly to other men.

  202. Shy Ted

    Breaking – 4 Chinese spies identified! They’re Ellen Fanning’ guest on The Dumb. One of them shows what Benny Wong could be if she/he tried a bit harder.

  203. Nob

    If you leave even a one car gap in most countries, then one car will soon fill it.

    It’s a jungle out there.

  204. John Constantine:

    Calls to unleash diversity army troops in a war on feral pigs, to thin the herd and lower the pig plague risk.

    Old mate and I are happy to go anywhere in Qld to help shoot pigs/dogs/foxes.
    Just want $20 per ear/tail to help defray costs.
    Made the effort to email govvie departments – no reply.
    Fuck ’em.

  205. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Now where have I heard the ‘everyone agrees with me and I will therefore be their spokesperson’ stance in the recent past?

    You and Nick do snide like schoolboys, KD. Is that all you’ve got?

    If I see something that I believe to be a problem, and that others have indicated to me is a problem, or in the matter you refer to – my support for None’s right to free speech without peremptory banning which many on Catallaxy saw as a problem when it first occurred – then I will say what I think about it, for those people who do agree with me, and bugger you.

  206. Snoopy

    Just want $20 per ear/tail to help defray costs.

    Surely ears would be only $10 each?

  207. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Two ‘lengths’ is what is recommended for a minimum, indicated by chevrons – that means room for two cars with space between them.’

    Says the book. Designed by and for city dwellers, and people who do 20kph.

    Try driving two car lengths behind anything on an ‘open highway’ at 100 or more. You can take your complaint about how the automatic braking system didn’t work on your Audi or Bentley or whatever you drive to the dealer.

    After you drag yourself away from the tree you’ve been catapulted into after going through your own windscreen, pausing only to retrieve your arm after it’s ripped off by the seatbelt.

  208. Armadillo

    “Swamp Donkey”

    I love it. Someone must tell Trump immediately.

    He should also start refering to the “Fake News Media” as “Donkey Journalists”.

  209. Crikey, it was Twenty cents for a snout & tail last time I collected on dead pigs.

  210. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It’s a jungle out there.

    ‘Tis in Sydney’s slow and heavy traffic too, Nob.
    There be critters: agile lemurs, roaring lions and safety sloths. 🙂

  211. Anyone who sitting two car lengths behind me on the open highway is asking for it.
    One light tap on my brakes, & they’ve got their radiator speared by my towbar.

  212. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    ‘A two car or even more braking gap when one is on an open highway’
    Even more, I would suggest.

    The average length of a car is around five metres, so two car lengths is ten metres.
    At 100 kph a car is traveling around 28 metres a second.
    A good reaction time is seven tenths of a second.
    So a following car will travel about twenty metres before the foot even reaches the pedal.
    Bang!

  213. Arky

    I hate tailgaters just as much as I hate the slowpoke big gappers in heavy traffic.

    ..
    In heavy traffic it isn’t the gaps that are causing the jams.
    It is the stop start surges.
    I leave a big gap, and stay off the brakes as the surge ahead comes to a halt, and therefore the traffic behind me stops surging and smooths out.

  214. Arky

    Sorry, Lizzie, you are exactly wrong.
    Leave a gap.


  215. Nick

    Lol. The elderly lecturing others about driving

  216. Leigh Lowe

    I always thought the rule of thumb was 2 seconds, not 2 car lengths.

  217. Arky

    The jam is actually a standing wave node.
    In order to destroy that node you have to smooth out the flow.
    Stay off the brakes by leaving a gap you can use cushion the speed differences going into the node.
    It is physics people.

  218. calli

    Just so you know

    These white arrows, called ‘chevrons’, are accompanied by signs that read “Keep at least 2 chevrons apart”. A two-chevron distance equals 92m – the recommended safe distance when travelling 110km/h.

    Not “two lengths”.

  219. will

    Cardimona
    #3192714, posted on October 24, 2019 at 5:49 pm
    Further, they wrote the reply, printed it, scanned it as an image, and sent me a pdf of the image.
    So I can’t easily copy the text to post online.
    Utter bastards.

    You can copy paste from most recent pdfs

  220. Bubbles

    Kowtowing to the UN and cutting the Taranaki’s throat?

    No sympathy. These lazy ‘Joos of the Pacific’ have for decades played fast and loose with democracy and whored on any international scam that can offer them money.

    I imagine that the intelligence doors have closed already, as has happened in the past with these self-focused amoebas. It is more important now then ever before that we shut these bludgers out of the Anglosphere. They are China’s ‘soft underbelly’ to penetrate the anglosphere.
    Fuckers.

  221. calli

    And yes, I am “elderly”. There’s a good reason for that.

  222. Arky

    And yes, I am “elderly”. There’s a good reason for that.

    ..
    Age?

  223. Leigh Lowe

    Rockdoctor

    #3192742, posted on October 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    From what I hear from those who originate from across the ditch is that Adern has bigger problems at home. She will likely struggle to win the next election

    Truth is she didn’t win the last one.
    Just bought off Winston Peters.

  224. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘If I see something that I believe to be a problem, and that others have indicated to me is a problem, or in the matter you refer to – my support for None’s right to free speech without peremptory banning which many on Catallaxy saw as a problem when it first occurred – then I will say what I think about it, for those people who do agree with me, and bugger you.’

    Your point of view was fine, Liz. I had no problem with it.

    My issue, as I carefully and politely said at the time, was that you assumed the cloak of spokeschick for all women, and most certainly all the ladeeee Cats when you did. ‘We women will stand strong’, ‘will not stand for see one of us cut down’ to paraphrase, because I’m not going back to requote all those instances.

    You had a single line of support from someone, and everyone else went quiet. Then you tried to change your intent, but it was clearly evident that the groundswell of support you expected didn’t materialise. And you can’t use the misuse of language dodge like Liability Bob does, because in contrast to him you’re a very good writer.

    And then once this occurred, you followed up the ‘strong women’ line with references to pile-ons, small tyrannies against women, jackboots and you with such a widdle neck. Parasol in hand.

    And that was my problem, and perhaps to my eternal chivalric discredit I was embarrassed for the strong women here you reduced to frail, delicate organisms wilting under the tyrannical jackboots of men.

    Now – I have no interest in chasing you down after each post and finding something to criticise, as others seem to do. But seeing as you brought the matter up, I will say that as much as you have the right to say what you want and in the manner that you want, I too have the right to dissent – not with your point, but with the manner in which you made it.

    And two car lengths is nowhere near enough at anything over 60kph, if that.

  225. Peter, formerly known as Memoryvault

    In heavy traffic it isn’t the gaps that are causing the jams.

    And yet, so many people seem to believe the line of cars will somehow magically travel faster if everybody is up each other’s arsehole.

    Very strange.

  226. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I did say ‘two car lengths or more’ KD.
    Depends on circumstances as I just noted.

    Find your glasses.

    I drive a late model Audi Q5. It is very nice German motoring technology provided you turn off the petrol saving stop-start mechanism, which is awful, and as long as you don’t mind the fiddly settings on the GPS. The Q5 is a medium-sized SUV that has plenty of warnings re cars in front and behind on the road, and very swift acceleration with great power to swoop you to safety when needed.

    Bentleys around our neck of the woods are common enough, there are always a few on every local trip, and are often driven by entitled length-takers.

  227. Snoopy

    And yes, I am “elderly”. There’s a good reason for that.

    You were born in the olden days?

  228. egg_

    I leave a big gap, and stay off the brakes as the surge ahead comes to a halt, and therefore the traffic behind me stops surging and smooths out.

    It’s amazing the tards who ride the accelerator and brake like pogo sticks in traffic, must be exhausting.

  229. mh

    News from the world of RoP:

    Warren threatens I.rael: Accept “two-state solution,” or “everything is on the table”

    What % of J.ws vote demorat?

    I found this

    American J ews tend to favor Democrat candidates, with 71% of J swish voters choosing Democrat candidates and only 25% choosing Republicans since 1968.

    * – Number as percentage of popular vote

  230. Arky

    entitled length-takers.

    ..
    You have met some of my ex- girlfriends?

  231. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Warren threatens I.rael: Accept “two-state solution,” or “everything is on the table”

    Palestinians have rejected at least five attempts at a “Two State solution” since the 1930’s – what makes anyone think they will accept one now?

  232. Nick

    It’s ok Calli, id trust your judgement. Besides, you ain’t elderly.

  233. Armadillo

    I hate tailgaters just as much as I hate the slowpoke big gappers in heavy traffic.

    Tailgater solution is to keep your foot on the accelerator and maintain speed. Rest other foot very lightly on the brake (just enough for the brake lights to come on). It soon sorts them out.

  234. calli

    Harrrumphh!

    Just as well I sharpened the ferrule on my Pile On umbrella. Take That!

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