Tuesday Forum: May 26, 2020

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  1. Zatara

    Sounds and looks like Antifa got in there and turned these protests into riots.

    In cooperation with their Black Lives Matter branch.

  2. rickw

    China is importing plane loads of premium Australian seafood and beef through the Morrison government’s freight assistance program, which has locked in more than $1bn worth of produce exports to 28 international markets.

    At some point in time it’s probably going to be a good idea to stop shipping food and iron ore to the proto-Nazi’s.

    Maybe like right now?

  3. click on it and you get see Trump’s original tweet

    Twitter must have one helluva hankering for Trump to get heavy with laws ‘n’ stuff on their ass.

  4. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    You simply cannot have traditional marriage under the laws we live under.

    Exactly – and it was always going to end up at this point when the the girls got the vote.

    FACT CHECK: 100% correct

  5. Top Ender

    Sign the petition “Scott Morrison: Award Teddy Sheean the VC as Recommend by the Tribunal”:

    http://chng.it/vbdmjy49Qk

  6. cohenite

    You’re gonna excuse this drooling cretin for his homespun garbage and Irvingisms?

    Who you talking about: Lauren or Molly.

  7. Doubling down on Molyneux’s support of extermination camps because of SIMPing for Lauren Southern.

    Pathetic.

  8. Bruce of Newcastle

    Some fine stories on Nine Ncl local news.

    A bogan whose licence has been disqualified until 2064 has been disqualified some more. Will he crack next century?

    You can now go to the drive in! But social distancing is required – only every second car spot is allowed.

    And one for Calli, a wandering youngster says hello.

  9. cohenite

    Doubling down on Molyneux’s support of extermination camps because of SIMPing for Lauren Southern.
    Pathetic.

    I keep fucking hearing this from you armchair warriors that molyneux is an anti-Semite. Put up some evidence. And the only person I simper for is head prefect.

  10. Colonel Crispin Berka

    ‘Whether or not COVID-19 was the precipitating cause for his death, that’s how we report it,’ she said.
    Extraordinary.

    The only thing extraordinary about that statement is that it implies some ambiguity about cause of death exists where there generally isn’t. Australia and the USA use the UN/WHO standard ICD-10 to describe causes of death. On page 10 of this instructional presentation from USA CDC you will find no mention of “precipitating cause”, but a clear description of “underlying cause” of death.
    Basically the underlying cause of death may not be the condition that finishes you off. So you can technically die from pneumonia, but COVID19 may still be the underlying cause of death if the pneumonia was caused by the COVID19.

    In the particular case of the 30-year old it is not puzzling at all because the only other respiratory illness he had had was asthma, which he had obviously lived with for ages and so cannot have initiated the death.
    As the only thing that can cause COVID19 (by definition) is the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and he had tested positive for it, it is fairly good evidence he got done in by the `rona. Exacerbating co-morbidities, perhaps, but then it’s been long known (since Feb) that there are worse outcomes for those with pre-existing conditions. Worsened, but not caused by, those conditions.

    Pallychook should not be exploiting this death for prolonging domestic restrictions, but that is because this condition combination is rare, not because COVID19 didn’t kill him.

  11. egg_

    it was always going to end up at this point when the the girls got the vote.

    The Karen mobs.

  12. egg_

    ‘Whether or not COVID-19 was the precipitating cause for his death, that’s how we report it,’ she said.

    Just like Wuhan – where every pneumonia death was (initially) treated as CV-19?

  13. Infidel Tiger King

    You simply cannot have traditional marriage under the laws we live under.

    Exactly – and it was always going to end up at this point when the the girls got the vote.

    FACT CHECK: 100% correct

    This sounds like something incel cucks tell themselves while they jerk off to junk mail catalogues.

  14. Geriatric Mayfly

    Snoopy
    Rio Tinto blasting of 46,000-year-old <a href="Rio Tinto blasting of 46,000-year-old Aboriginal sites compared to Uslamic State’s destruction in Palmyra

    Through the eyes of Bruce Pascoe, the pic of of that sacred cave shows the architects wrestling with the arch over the entrance. No keystone as yet, but on the way. Coming too, pillars to hold the edifice up within and an entrance patio to make access less of a scramble. All this angst over a hole in a cliff is counterproductive when compared to Palmyra. It just reinforces that nothing much was achieved in 40 – 60 – 100 thousand years amongst the hunter gatherers.

  15. egg_

    Twitter now censoring Trump for “glorifying violence”

    Doesn’t Trump/other Heads of State have teams of staff who manage their Twitter account?

  16. Arky

    bespoke
    #3467405, posted on May 29, 2020 at 6:15 pm
    1st

    ..
    Welcome.
    It’s taco Tuesday.

  17. rickw

    Sign the petition “Scott Morrison: Award Teddy Sheean the VC as Recommend by the Tribunal”

    Done.

  18. Arnost

    Popcorn time…

    Twitter has censored this tweet from Trump.

    We have placed a public interest notice on this Tweet from @realdonaldtrump.

    ….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!

    https://twitter.com/twittercomms/status/1266267446979129345?s=21

    @Jack has taken him on…

  19. *INCEL CUCK*

    At first I thought that didn’t make sense, but a lot of married blokes are actually like this.

  20. Arky

    Trump and Barr doing some synchronised cock waving in the faces of the Debbies at Twitter.

  21. I keep fucking hearing this from you armchair warriors that molyneux is an anti-Semite. Put up some evidence. And the only person I simper for is head prefect.

    IT keeps on bringing this up. You need to either reject Molly or accept that you tolerate his anti cementite ideas.

  22. Mark A

    Bit of gun porn.
    Israeli, BTW will trigger nums

  23. Infidel Tiger King

    Twitter just made a huge mistake.

    For starters Trump was quoting a Democrat from The ‘68 Riots.

  24. Arnost

    For starters Trump was quoting a Democrat from The ‘68 Riots.

    Wheels within wheels

  25. egg_

    Steve trickler
    #3466880, posted on May 28, 2020 at 11:43 pm
    This clip will probably get the flick.

    Yup!
    Downloaded it.

    Ditto the empty US ICU footage ones – some might remain if one scours Youtube.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    it was always going to end up at this point when the the girls got the vote

    This sounds like something incel cucks tell themselves

    The former don’t like the latter, especially in Sweden.

    Swedish Journalist Declares ‘Soy Boys’ Are the Future (28 May)

    In an opinion article for the newspaper Aftonbladet entitled “Soyboys Are the Future”, Wennberg went on to add that “right-wing extremists” were the primary advocates of the so-called “macho man”. She remarked: “It has also given us leaders like Donald Trump and movements like Incel: that is, women-hating men who live in what they themselves call involuntary celibacy.”

    For some reason or other she doesn’t see the obvious link between incels and soy boys. Or any relation with the rise of a whole phalanx of obnoxious lefty frighbats like her. Odd.

  27. Narwhal Tusk

    Shy Ted, are you hinting that Numbers would be your next door neighbour if you bought that house.
    It’s the Toowoomba area?

  28. Infidel Tiger King

    Stock tip: guns and ammo makers.

    There’s about to be a sales boom.

  29. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible. Learn more

    ….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
    2:53 PM · May 29, 2020

    Fuck you Jack Dorky.

  30. rickw

    I wonder if the fans of all powerful police in Australia are contemplating Minneapolis.

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sign the petition “Scott Morrison: Award Teddy Sheean the VC as Recommend by the Tribunal”:

    Signed.

  32. cohenite

    IT keeps on bringing this up. You need to either reject Molly or accept that you tolerate his anti cementite ideas.

    Well, there’s your problem right there.

    I’ll disavow the guy when I see some evidence; declarations from stalker don’t cut it.

    When I saw him and the absolutely divine Lauren – let me put up some more photos of her – all I heard was pro Western passion.

  33. egg_

    Given that there have been just about zero cases in WA, what are the chances that suddenly the virus wants to make a political statement against live exports? Astounding!!

    Maybe Tel, but it highlights a problem for all shipping and crews. It seems that the virus loves a good cruise.

    Just how sick the crew are should be the main concern*. We’re going to have to live with this disease for some time and it’s fair to wonder if being under the weather from COVID is a reason to keep the world shut.

    The death rates around the world are falling even though the cases are still rising. The lethality of this thing could be reducing and we’re now seeing a bad flu and not a stone cold killer, like the Spanish Flu.

    Makes a mockery of Alan Joyce’s no social distancing on Airlines policy.
    Just like non-Quarantining Medicos off cruise ships.
    The level of farce/contempt from our elites is breathtaking.

    *Cooped up with a flu, which just happens to be CV-19 this season?

  34. JC

    I’ll disavow the guy when I see some evidence; declarations from stalker don’t cut it.

    You would not. Stop lying.

  35. cohenite

    You would not. Stop lying.

    Of course I would head prefect: I hate anti-semites as much as I like your shiny arse.

  36. Roger

    Sign the petition “Scott Morrison: Award Teddy Sheean the VC as Recommend by the Tribunal”

    Done.

    Ditto.

  37. Arnost

    I wonder if twitter will fact check this… “ It’s mostly a protest and generally not unruly “. LOL!

    https://twitter.com/carpedonktum/status/1266225168185204739?s=21

  38. The modern world is so stupid it calls Donald Trump an…”incel”.

    The Hitchhiiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was actually a morality play.

  39. Eyrie

    BoN, Hot Fudge Sundae. Lucifer’s Hammer, Pournelle and Niven. I recently re-read Footfall which I liked very much. Baby Elephants invade Earth!
    I have the uncomfortable impression that Australians are a a rather docile and compliant fithp who are happy with their Herdmasters.

  40. Eyrie

    “The modern world is so stupid it calls Donald Trump an…”incel”.”

    Mr President ” How do you sleep at night?”
    “With a supermodel”.

  41. Eyrie

    Legalise Sedition: “The Hitchhiiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was actually a morality play.”

    Actually much of SF is morality tales.

  42. Anne

    The evil & illegitimate British Royals have fled.

    New King of England is…

    KING JOHN III

    AKA Joseph Gregory Hallett.

    NESARA/ GESARA is coming.

  43. JC

    Annie

    What’s the connection with the British Royals and the Rothschild family?

  44. Steve trickler

    egg_
    #3467439, posted on May 29, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    You’ll probably find them here

    😎

  45. egg_

    Queensland’s chief health officer, Dr Jeannette Young, said this negative test was invalid.

    “It was done … after the gentleman had died, and it was contaminated with quite a bit of blood, so, therefore, it wasn’t an effective test,” she said. “There was a test done [before] which is a very sensitive test, and it came back positive. So I believe it was a positive.”

    QLD officially has a puppet dictator in place.

    Au contraire – the CMOs are the Fall Guys.

  46. egg_

    Steve trickler
    #3467471, posted on May 29, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Good stuff.

    “Dark Youtube”?

  47. Bruce of Newcastle

    Queensland’s chief health officer, Dr Jeannette Young, said this negative test was invalid.

    Show me the man, and I’ll show you the Covid fatality.

  48. Anne

    What’s the connection with the British Royals and the Rothschild family?

    Bloodline.

  49. JC

    I knew it, Annie. I knew there was a connection somewhere there in the under growth.

  50. Roger

    There was a test done [before] which is a very sensitive test, and it came back positive. So I believe it was a positive.”

    She also said she was counting it as a covid-19 caused death regardless of the actual cause of death which is yet to be determined.

    So much for the science, eh.

  51. Anne

    The “Pope” is under house arrest at his holiday villa.

    I don’t know where that is.

  52. Shy Ted

    Narwhal Tusk #3467441, posted on May 29, 2020 at 6:47 pm
    Winner.
    Sorry, Mark A, back to sleuth school for you.

  53. Steve trickler

    A Memorial Day protest worthy of your attention.

    The channel cannot share outside the USA. Ridiculous.



  54. JC

    It’s just out of Rome, Annie. It’s called the Gandoflo Palace. Not a bad place to be imprisoned. Have the Rothschilds go him?

  55. Bear Necessities

    Trump tweets should push the Minnesota Governor to do something you would think.

  56. Infidel Tiger King

    Annie are the Hapsburgs coming back?

  57. Anne

    JC, they’re all related.

    The British Royals are Rothschilds.

    Teresa May is a Rothschild.

    Jacinda Arden is a Rothschild. And a man.

    Christine Lagarde is a Rothschild, if that wasn’t obvious from her attractive profile.

    Mark Zuckerberg is a Rothschild. 🤔 Wait, he might be a Rockefeller.

    Tom Hanks was a Rockefeller.

  58. Mark A

    Shy Ted
    #3467480, posted on May 29, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Narwhal Tusk #3467441, posted on May 29, 2020 at 6:47 pm
    Winner.
    Sorry, Mark A, back to sleuth school for you.

    Missed the sleuthing bit of the question, apologies.
    Only went by the aesthetics of the abomination, some here like that sort of thing, appalls me though.

  59. JC

    Annie, if the British Royals are on first and Tess May on second, is Arden on third?

  60. You know, Hapsburg, Bush, Clinton, Guelph, Rothschild and Rockerfeller micorchrimeric DNA is put into all tapwater, all paracetamol pills, all vaccines, all antibiotics, all licensed alcoholic beverages and all store bought “fast food”.

  61. feelthebern

    Stock tip: guns and ammo makers.
    There’s about to be a sales boom.

    There already has been.

  62. Anne

    Have the Rothschilds go him?

    The Rothschilds, the Rockefeller’s, the Merovingians, all the Satanic bloodline families and the whole stinking NWO are going down.

    I don’t know who the contemporary Hapsburgs are, IT. They change their names every century or so.

    Could probably find out if it’s important.

  63. mh

    Jacinda Arden is a Rothschild. And a man.

    Man or horse?

  64. egg_

    Scott Morrison has urged trade unions and employers to put down their weapons and find common ground. That’s the new spirit his government will try to encourage as a facilitator of five working groups in coming months to make workplace relations fit for purpose in a post-pandemic rebuild.

    Government by Committee?
    Sounds KRuddesque.

    You shut the Economy down, Einstein.

  65. Anne

    …is Arden on third?

    Who’s on third.

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC, they’re all related.

    Yes, certainly European royals. I quite liked the Belgian princess today, she’s cute.

  67. feelthebern

    Minor League baseball got filleted today.
    The shake up in pro sports globally is just beginning.

  68. Anne

    Man or horse?

    Man.

    Maybe a little lizard.

  69. JC

    The Rothschilds, the Rockefeller’s, the Merovingians, all the Satanic bloodline families and the whole stinking NWO are going down.

    Who the hell are the merovingians? They sound like an African plant.

  70. jupes

    Scott Morrison has urged trade unions and employers to put down their weapons and find common ground. That’s the new spirit his government will try to encourage as a facilitator of five working groups in coming months to make workplace relations fit for purpose in a post-pandemic rebuild.

    Instead of that idiocy, Slomo should just junk the RET and stop funding anything to do with “climate change.”

    Moron.

  71. Mark A

    I may be biased by the looks of my beautiful wife but is this supposed to be the perfect face of a woman?
    No way, she looks alien.

  72. feelthebern

    Anthony Cumia reports on the protests.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOcYCwXRzto

    Very funny take.
    When Cumia sells Compound Media it will make Bar Stool sports look like chump change.

  73. JC

    Annie

    Cronkite’s a Rothschild. You can catch the whiff even over blog.

  74. cohenite

    Jacinda Arden is a Rothschild. And a man.

    I knew it. So is Pelosi. Which begs the question, what is maxine waters.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle

    Who the hell are the merovingians? They sound like an African plant.

    Frogs.

  76. JC

    what is maxine waters.

    A cross between Hapsburg and Merovingian. She has those sly Merovingian eyes.

  77. Narwhal Tusk

    Ahem, Shy Ted.
    Where’s my money?

  78. Anne

    Cronkite’s a Rothschild.

    Is he? Wouldn’t surprise me.

    Anybody in any position of power or influence is either bloodline or MKUltra’d.

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    she looks alien

    Not that alien, not really.

  80. mh

    Can Rothschilds also be Cohenites?

  81. JC

    Is he? Wouldn’t surprise me.

    Anybody in any position of power or influence is either bloodline or MKUltra’d.

    Forget it. Cronkite is in no position of power so he’s not a Rothschild. He’s a Hapsburg. no power no nothing.

  82. Infidel Tiger King

    Annie, will the Stuarts be restored?

  83. Infidel Tiger King

    League on telly.

    So good to have it back.

  84. Anne

    IT, there’s a book, Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier which gives a very detailed history of all the families.

    If your interested, you can download a 600 page excerpt of it at cia.gov/library.

    Do you have a Stuart connection?

  85. egg_

    Public transport operators will be paid up to $50 million to stop them abandoning Australia, with new data showing patronage has risen above the safe level for social distancing.
    The Herald Sun can reveal an agreement between Metro Trains, Yarra Trams and the State Government will see the companies paid to offset the financial hit of running regular services with plummeting patronage.

    Are they still fining for lack of social distancing?
    That would be a deterrent against public transport use.

  86. egg_

    five working groups

    Full of butch dykes with buzz cut hairdos?

  87. Roger

    I may be biased by the looks of my beautiful wife but is this supposed to be the perfect face of a woman?

    Pfft. Perfection is boring.

    It’s the imperfections that make a woman interesting.

  88. cohenite

    Drew Pavlou suspended by University of Queensland after pro-Hong Kong protest
    Student activist Drew Pavlou has been suspended from the University of Queensland after leading campus protests in support of the Hong Kong independence movement and public criticism of Chinese influence at the university.
    A UQ disciplinary panel delivered the verdict to Mr Pavlou, a final year humanities student, late Friday that he was suspended until 2022 but did not offer any reasons for the action.
    The suspension covers the duration of his term as a student elected member of the UQ governing senate, in which he took his seat in January after a vote of the university’s 35,000 undergraduate students.
    Mr Pavlou faced 11 allegations of misconduct levelled at him by UQ following his protests and social media posts about its academic ties with Chinese ­government institutions, as well as criticism of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s record on human rights.
    But in an extraordinary development on Friday night, UQ’s chancellor Peter Varghese issued a statement saying he had concerns about the actions of the disciplinary panel.
    “I was today advised about the outcome of the disciplinary action against Mr Pavlou,’’ he said.
    “There are aspects of the findings and the severity of the penalty which personally concern me.
    “In consultation with the Vice Chancellor (Peter Hoj), who has played no role in this disciplinary process, I have decided to convene an out-of-session meeting of UQ’s Senate next week to discuss the matter.’’
    A hearing into the allegations was held behind closed doors last Friday, and he and his lawyer, barrister Tony Morris QC walked out saying it was a “Kangaroo Court” after the panel allegedly refused to hand over documents relating to their case against him.
    An elected student member of the UQ Senate, the 20-year-old philosophy student organised an on-campus demonstration last year in support of the Hong Kong independence movement and was assaulted by pro-Beijing protesters.
    Mr Pavlou, who has won several academic awards at UQ – where he is studying philosophy, history and English literature – said he would appeal the decision.
    “Conveniently, the decision allows me to re-enrol in 2022, a semester after my position on the UQ senate would expire,’’ he said.
    “It’s an absolute travesty of justice.
    “This decision is very clearly a political reprisal against me for my vocal activism and an attempt to invalidate the results of my democratic election to the UQ senate on a platform opposing the Confucius Institute and CCP influence at the university.
    “The University of Queensland has taken this action, which is effectively expulsion, to protect their business interests with the Chinese Communist Party.
    “They have given us no reason for the decision.
    “They have given no evidence that any actual complaints were made against me and refused to comment on whether they have acted at the direction of the Chinese Consulate in Brisbane.
    “It’s not over until the appeals process has concluded and I vow to fight this before an independent court of law.’’

  89. egg_

    And of course, as the history of this little overblown incident starts to come out, darling dog walker has a history…

    What’s the definition of a “Karen” – holier-than-thou-control-freak-cvnt?

  90. rickw

    You shut the Economy down, Einstein.

    He hasn’t realised this yet, give him time.

  91. feelthebern

    Is the mayor saying he’s had no contact with the prosecutors before this press conference?

  92. egg_

     Igniting an economic comeback is the federal government’s most important job now that efforts to flatten the curve and support medical workers have succeeded. President Trump recently released his  Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery, empowering federal agencies to remove red tape to help businesses quickly and safely recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Our amoebic PM lacks the backbone.

  93. egg_

    The NRL’s highly anticipated return on Thursday night shattered ratings records and cracked the magic million on its way to being the most watched regular season match since 2014.

    A total of 918,000 watched the Eels’ big win on Nine across both metropolitan and regional areas, while 355,000 tuned in on Fox League.

    Complete with virtual crowd cheering.

  94. Anne

    New King of England and Australia.

    King John III

    https://youtu.be/7bA5A5Ie0V4 20mins

  95. egg_

    UK Architects for Social Housing offer an analysis of the UK’s response to covid-19 that concludes it is a manufactured crisis and the lockdown was unwarranted…

    Whether this crisis has been manufactured by the Government and its corporate clients and to what purpose should no longer be questions except for those who refuse to read the data and legislation I have presented and analysed in my last two articles: the question we must answer is how to oppose the totalitarian measures this crisis has ushered in.

    They probably have a social conscience, unlike the ruling class.

  96. Steve trickler

    Keep going you Goolag fuckwits. You are kicking yourselves in the head.

    This clip here. It’ll be zapped very soon.

    It will not take long to find it elsewhere.



  97. H B Bear

    The Medis Watchdog tracks down a girl named Frank.

  98. That’s bullshit Annie.

    I am the King of Strathclyde and I have a claim back through Athelstan to Kymberline, Penda and Coel.

    I also have a claim back through Catherine of Valois to Marcus Aurelius, John Comnenus and Alexander the Great.

    I also have lineage to the Jade Emperor through Puyi and Zheng.

    Ergo John III CANNOT be the King of “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”, as no country exists until Strathclyde is conquered.

    I will bring the world into an armageddon of hellfire if the Sassenachs pull that shit.

  99. New Zealand – A Blackmailer’s Guide exposes the weirdness that is New Zealand. No other Intelligence agency understands how New Zealand works – because it doesn’t. New Zealand is run the exact opposite of how a country should be run. That is, New Zealand is being run into collapse – and collapse it has – many times. All are promoted in New Zealand for their sexual indiscretions, and the cover up of these. New Zealand is a Cheese pizza lover movement fronting as a country that acts as an intermediary for Heroin Trafficking, cleaning up the packaging as ‘From Clean and Green New Zealand.’ The Chief Justice is again exposed as a contract killer.

    This book was banned by the Head of the Mr Asia Heroin Trafficking syndicate, although all the evidence was suppressed and the author was not notified of the hearing, and the accused “PA” President of the Law Society, admitted to the ‘defamation’. So what does “QC” stand for?

    Um…?

    This guy could probably make a buck if he wrote alternative history novels, rather than believing he is the true heir to Edward IV.

  100. egg_

    Beginning Saturday, June 6 the 4sqm rule will be replaced with a 2qm rule – effectively doubling the number of people allowed in hospitality venues – up to a maximum of 100. That is a fivefold increase from the current limit of 20.

    What a crock.
    Aren’t the aerosols said to spread 4m, i.e. 16 sqm?

  101. Old Lefty's

    I’m not going to waste time arguing with Numbers about abuse in state schools. Just read Volume 4, chapter 10 of the NSW Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service, August 1997, conducted by Mr Justice Wood after the government gave him an additional reference to investigate p3d0f1lia and police failure to deal with it. Wood provides ample evidence that the Department of School Education was just as bad as the non-government sector, if not worse.

    Wood was, of course, vilified by the left and the hay lobby as a reactionary purveyor of moral panic and a fascist redneck homophobe. When the lawyers joined in after the kerb-crawling Justice Yeldham topped himself, Wood unfortunately went to water. So it seems we’ll never know the identity of the patrons of Castellos, Porkies and other ‘nightclubs’ (i.e. boy brothels) in Darlinghurst. Counsel assisting cut off in mid sentence a disbarred lawyer who had started to talk about the business leaders, politicians, judges and lawyers who frequented Castellos, and the witness was never heard from again.

    Not that you’d know it from the ABC, but there is a police strike force in Sydney (Strike Force Southwood) investigating the allegations of up to thirty former students of one school, Cromer High, in the 1980s. That’s not news in the ABC worker soviet.

  102. Mark A

    Legalise Sedition
    #3467561, posted on May 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    That’s bullshit Annie.

    I am the King of Strathclyde and I have a claim back through Athelstan to Kymberline, Penda and Coel.

    I also have a claim back through Catherine of Valois to Marcus Aurelius,

    Now, I resemble that! None of your lot has claim.

  103. Infidel Tiger King

    Great stuff.

    CNN crew arrested for getting in the way of National Guard.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/EdAsante77/status/1266321127036653568

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘Public transport operators will be paid up to $50 million to stop them abandoning Australia

    I’m amused we have to pay a Chinese train company to stop them abandoning Victoria.

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    cohenite
    Jacinda Arden is a Rothschild. And a man.
    I knew it. So is Pelosi. Which begs the question, what is maxine waters.

    Waters definitely a Hapsburg. Besides the in-breeding producing distinguished noses and chins it also reduced most of them to a state of insanity.

  106. egg_

    Only two COVID-19 patients left on ventilators

    Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says there are only two people left on ventilators across the nation – a long way short of the 7000 the Morrison government catered for in the worse-case scenario.

    How many orders of magnitude were the “experts” wrong in the most isolated country on Earth?

  107. Tel

    Yep, the Bee

    Twitter Hires French Immigrant Hilareaux L’Clintoneux To Fact-Check Trump’s Tweets

    There was a day when the French would bomb you for shit like that.

  108. I checked out that crazy NZ guy, he has some shill sites in Australia masquerading as populist news, they’re just churning out utter shit to the truly gullible.

    For a while I thought it was parody.

    It is no more cruel than selling books on the “Law of attraction” to better off and “better” educated middle classians who ought to know better.

  109. stackja

    Minneapolis Police Officer Noor forgotten?

  110. Infidel Tiger King

    Minneapolis sounds like the perfect leftist town

    Fascist police.
    Soy mayor
    Antifa supporting AG

  111. egg_

    ‘WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER’ IS A LIE

    2014: Lawyer in Lindt Cafe gets shot up by NSW Police.

    2020: Lindt Cafe gets shut up by NSW ‘Elf.

  112. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    spot the non-communist

    Belt and Road advisory board was stacked with people linked to CCP
    The board of an Australian and Victorian government funded Belt and Road foundation was stacked with advisers with high-profile links to the Chinese Communist Party.

    it’s a trick question, there isn’t one

  113. stackja

    cdrsalamander
    @cdrsalamander
    The Democrat Party has held the mayorship of Minneapolis for 46 of the last 47 years.

  114. egg_

    Not sure about Yarra Trams, but Metro Trains is most definitely Chinese owned.
    Interestingly, the new HCMT trains that are being introduced are Chinese made.
    The Hunchback stated that these trains would have 40% local content on announcing the winning tender, however unit #1 has been scrapped as unusable (Did not even make it to testing stage), and the manufacturer has decided that this was due to the local fitting of the electrical looms and as such, all future units are being brought into the country as fully functioning shells.
    It seems the only local contribution is fitting out the interior seating as well as a few components of the drivers cab.

    More farce from the numpty State.

  115. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Minneapolis sounds like the perfect leftist town

    it’s an industrial scale chimpout

  116. Snoopy

    If ScoMo was fair dinkum he would establish an economic recovery task force and appoint Bruce Pascoe to run it.

  117. egg_

    Where’s the Oppostion and jerbs.jerbs.jerbs?

  118. egg_

    Can you say “Five Year Plan”, folks?

    Do SloMo’s five working groups have five year plans?

  119. Infidel Tiger King

    I reckon Minnesota will go Trump Red after what has happened we on Minneapolis.

    Normal people will not want more of this madness.

  120. egg_

    “If you have been working from home, you must keep working from home,” Mr Andrews said.

    “We have the power to enforce that.

    He said there were fears of a second outbreak of coronavirus if the public transport system started running beyond 15 per cent capacity.

    Yet Alan Joyce says no social distancing on Qantas.
    /Farcical

  121. OldOzzie

    It is time to end the political prosecution of Michael Flynn

    Editorial Washington Times

    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    The Trump-Russia collusion ruse has been unraveled, proven false and buried in the annals of dirty politics, except for one dangling strand — the relentless persecution of former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn that masquerades as legitimate prosecution. Knowing that a nation can’t long endure without respect for justice, judges with the authority to intervene should gavel the case to a close.

    Monday, June 1, brings the deadline the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has imposed on U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan to explain why he has refused to dismiss charges against the three-star U.S. Army general of lying to the FBI during its collusion investigation. This, despite the Justice Department having asked the judge to dismiss the case after discovering misconduct on the part of its prosecutors.

    It doesn’t take a law school sheepskin to grasp the foolishness of beating a dead horse. Yet Judge Sullivan continues to lash the moribund case that has confounded the nation for more than three years. Strangely, the recent declassification of secret communications among Justice officials scheming to ensnare Mr. Flynn in a perjury trap has fueled the judge’s fury — toward the general. And the revelation that prosecutors squeezed the defendant to plead guilty while hiding exculpatory evidence has brought little calming relief.

    Even curiouser, His Honor has recruited more hands to help wield the whip. Former federal Judge John Gleeson, a vocal supporter of the Flynn prosecution, has been enlisted to help explain why the general deserves jail. Judge Sullivan has also hired prominent Washington lawyer Beth Wilkinson to represent him before the appeals court. Perhaps to make things more interesting, he invited third parties to file amicus briefs suggesting legal rationales for refusing to dismiss the Flynn case, a course of action he had earlier rejected and the U.S. Supreme Court has disallowed.

    So in order to perform his job, the jurist needs a fellow judge and a defense attorney to come to his rescue. Is there any reason why an individual of common sense wouldn’t wonder whether Judge Sullivan et al. are auditioning for Comedy Central?

  122. stackja

    A Democrat state having riots in an election year. After four years of Democrats creating mischief in Washington DC. Coincidence?

  123. egg_

    Dettol Donny

    The Hunchback should be relabelled Dettol Dan the Pandemic Man of the moment.

  124. James Tedesco in the top 3 players in the NRL. Put him a 2 by 2 metre square with Magda Szubanski, Clementine Ford and Stacy Abrams, he will find space. Absolute jet

  125. egg_

    China is importing plane loads of premium Australian seafood and beef through the Morrison government’s freight assistance program

    Paid for by Aldi bags of cash?

  126. Infidel Tiger King

    James Tedesco in the top 3 players in the NRL. Put him a 2 by 2 metre square with Magda Szubanski, Clementine Ford and Stacy Abrams, he will find space. Absolute jet

    Hahaha!

    I just hope he doesn’t run into the wrong gap.

  127. That would be a worry oh mighty Infidel Tiger King 😂

  128. Yet Alan Joyce says no social distancing on Qantas.
    /Farcical

    Yeah well.

    http://www.rex.com.au/coronavirus/

    In providing an extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19, and for the safety and wellbeing of all passengers and crew, from 1 June 2020, all passengers across the network will be required to wear face masks.

    Not a month or three late, either.

    Seating
    Social distancing on board aircraft is not considered necessary by both State and Federal Health authorities and is also not considered necessary by the International Air Transport Authority, the world body governing air transport (the relevant press release is available here). Where possible, check-in will endeavour to allocate alternating occupied and unoccupied seats (unless passengers are travelling together).

    Yet, NSW plod were driving through Moore Park etc to arrest sunbathers and harass people eating a burger or a kebab in solitude.

  129. Knuckle Dragger

    It’s been a long time coming, but someone has finally mentioned the Merovingians.

    Bastard sixth-century French kings.

    Mayors of the Palace indeed. Fuck off.

  130. Nick

    KD. It was a question the other night on that quiz show hosted by Eddie Magpie

  131. Tel

    He said there were fears of a second outbreak of coronavirus if the public transport system started running beyond 15 per cent capacity.

    I thought that government claimed their grand purpose was to provide the transport system that private enterprise was unable or unwilling to provide. Now their purpose is to hamstring said transport system that they proudly spent the tax money on building … while it makes an even bigger loss because no one may be put out of work by this. Imagine how wonderful if all they did in the first place was nothing at all!

  132. egg_

    Imagine how wonderful if all they did in the first place was nothing at all!

    Da dreaded curve would likely be no different, in the wake of the Ruby Princess.

    /Don’t mention the Ruby Princess, Gladys?

  133. Old Lefty's

    And on state schools, see this:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-06/education-department-sued-over-sexual-abuse-allegations/12220836

    How it got reported on the ABC is a mystery. No doubt there will be consequences for those concerned.

  134. Knuckle Dragger

    Millionaire Hot Seat.

    Smashed it.

  135. What was the final question Knuckles?

  136. Zatara

    “I want to be clear on how I characterize this. This is mostly a protest. It is not generally speaking unruly.”

    Says a clueless MSNBC reporter while standing in front of a burning building in Minneapolis.

  137. 60 Minutes looks enticing with the Josh Reynolds shitshow

  138. egg_

    Retirement Village People

  139. stackja

    Zatara – MSNBC can’t handle the truth.

  140. DrBeauGan

    I’ve been commenting on the Babylon Bee. They are very nice people there. Very Christian.

  141. K2

    I got the million dollar question right once. Back on the original version of the show. The contestant bailed and took the 500K.

    Which soccer club has won the most European Cups?

  142. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    1h
    Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!

  143. K2

    Yes, Real Madrid. I knew that they had won the first five editions of that comp, and also they had won a couple since etc. Tough enough question.

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    Dunno what it was BB – I was still on the stand.

    For some reason I knew about the Meringovians.

    Pepin the Short – what sort of name’s that for a King? No wonder they got a couple of proper hidings last century. And at Agincourt, Poitiers and Crecy.

  145. Knuckle Dragger

    Wait.

    There’s a Million Dollar Extreme?

    Oo-er. Deluxe.

  146. mh

    Arrested because he is black

    CNN
    @CNN
    ·
    2h
    Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis https://cnn.it/2AlGl9s

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1266315061221613569?s=20

  147. Yes K2. 10 they have won, next best I believe is AC Milan with 7 and mighty Liverpool on 6.

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Pepin the Short – what sort of name’s that for a King? No wonder they got a couple of proper hidings last century. And at Agincourt, Poitiers and Crecy.

    Pedro the Cruel? William the Bastard?

  149. OldOzzie

    Drew Pavlou suspended by University of Queensland after pro-Hong Kong protest

    MICHAEL MCKENNA
    SENIOR REPORTER

    Student activist Drew Pavlou has been suspended from the University of Queensland after leading campus protests in support of the Hong Kong independence movement and public criticism of Chinese influence at the university.

    A UQ disciplinary panel delivered the verdict to Mr Pavlou, a final year humanities student, late Friday that he was suspended until 2022 but did not offer any reasons for the action.

    The suspension covers the duration of his term as a student elected member of the UQ governing senate, in which he took his seat in January after a vote of the university’s 35,000 undergraduate students.

    Mr Pavlou faced 11 allegations of misconduct levelled at him by UQ following his protests and social media posts about its academic ties with Chinese ­government institutions, as well as criticism of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s record on human rights.

    But in an extraordinary development on Friday night, UQ’s chancellor Peter Varghese issued a statement saying he had concerns about the actions of the disciplinary panel.

    I was today advised about the outcome of the disciplinary action against Mr Pavlou,’’ he said.

    “There are aspects of the findings and the severity of the penalty which personally concern me.

    “In consultation with the Vice Chancellor (Peter Hoj), who has played no role in this disciplinary process, I have decided to convene an out-of-session meeting of UQ’s Senate next week to discuss the matter.’’

    A hearing into the allegations was held behind closed doors last Friday, and he and his lawyer, barrister Tony Morris QC walked out saying it was a “Kangaroo Court” after the panel allegedly refused to hand over documents relating to their case against him.

    An elected student member of the UQ Senate, the 20-year-old philosophy student organised an on-campus demonstration last year in support of the Hong Kong independence movement and was assaulted by pro-Beijing protesters.

    Mr Pavlou, who has won several academic awards at UQ – where he is studying philosophy, history and English literature – said he would appeal the decision.

    “Conveniently, the decision allows me to re-enrol in 2022, a semester after my position on the UQ senate would expire,’’ he said.

    “It’s an absolute travesty of justice.

    “This decision is very clearly a political reprisal against me for my vocal activism and an attempt to invalidate the results of my democratic election to the UQ senate on a platform opposing the Confucius Institute and CCP influence at the university.

    “The University of Queensland has taken this action, which is effectively expulsion, to protect their business interests with the Chinese Communist Party.

    “They have given us no reason for the decision.

    “They have given no evidence that any actual complaints were made against me and refused to comment on whether they have acted at the direction of the Chinese Consulate in Brisbane.

    “It’s not over until the appeals process has concluded and I vow to fight this before an independent court of law.’’

  150. Old School Conservative

    A Media Watch Dog reader spots a massive blunder by Miriam Margolyes.
    According to Kalika, the first wave of lesbians arrived here [Alice Springs] in the 1980s. Part of a women’s only peace camp, protesting the American missile base of Pine Gap….
    Not solely American.
    Not a missile base.
    Obviously no fact checkers work on ABC documentaries.

  151. stackja

    Minneapolis police chief same as Noor time?

  152. egg_

    http://www.rex.com.au/coronavirus/

    In providing an extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19, and for the safety and wellbeing of all passengers and crew, from 1 June 2020, all passengers across the network will be required to wear face masks.

    4m: Aerosol range
    2m: Social distancing rule – 4x higher rate than 4m range (r^2)*
    1m: New social distancing rule – 16x higher rate than 4m range

    Dust masks may do something.

    /May the farce be with you

    *Da dreaded exponential square law rule!

  153. Old School Conservative

    “The University of Queensland has taken this action, which is effectively expulsion, to protect their business interests with the Chinese Communist Party.

    As the George Carlin clip earlier said, “Its a big club and you’re not in it.”

  154. K2

    Yeah sounds about right. Just checked wiki and is. Bayern Munich next with 5. What happened to Nottingham Forest, or why were they so good back around 1980? I remember them when I was a youngster.

  155. OldOzzie

    Media Watch Dog: Alan Jones critics see red as broadcaster exits on top

    GERARD HENDERSON

    EDITORIAL

    ALAN JONES – NEITHER A RACIST NOR AN ADVOCATE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

    I have had my disagreements with Alan Jones, Australia’s most successful broadcaster, over the years – along with my agreements. Like all of us, Jones has made mistakes on and off air – which he acknowledges, unlike some of his critics who decline to recognise their failings.

    However, last week’s Sydney Morning Herald editorial, written by Lisa Davies, was over the top. This referred to Jones’ alleged encouragement of racism and sexual violence. The latter comment was soon corrected on the newspapers website to refer to Jones’ (alleged) “encouragement of racism” and “violence against women”. Apparently, the powers-that-be at Nine Entertainment now believe it is acceptable to accuse Mr Jones of encouraging violence against women but not acceptable to accuse him of encouraging sexual violence. Work that out – if you can.

    Alan Jones was born in April 1941 in Oakey and grew up on a small dairy farm in south-east Queensland in the 1940s. On occasions he uses old-fashioned terms against men and women. Such as “put a sock in it” or someone should be “put in a chaff bag and thrown out to sea”. It’s unacceptable language these days. But such phrases are not meant – and never were meant – to be taken literally. There is no evidence that Alan Jones has ever encouraged anyone to be violent against a woman – still less encouraged sexual violence.

    And then there is the accusation of racism against Jones – invariably made by people who don’t know him and sometimes by those who have never met him. In fact, over decades, Jones has been kind and generous to Australians from what are termed low economic backgrounds – including indigenous Australians – irrespective of their ethnic background.

    One example illustrates the point. During the times of the Howard government, Anne Henderson spent time visiting the Villawood Detention Centre in western Sydney – and helped asylum seekers to be accepted as refugees. She thought it would be a good idea if the 2GB broadcaster could meet some detainees. I approached Jones at a social function and asked him to visit Villawood Detention Centre and see the situation at first hand.

    And so the three of us went out to Villawood one afternoon in 2005. I still remember the surprise of some of the detention centre guards as the 2GB star walked past them into the facility. Anne introduced Alan to some of the detainees – others flocked around one of the best known Australians.

    For his part Alan Jones was courteous and unassuming. He listened to some detainees with attention while taking notes – and asked insightful questions. Later, he took some of the matters up with the then Minister for Immigration Amanda Vanstone. The visit lasted for over an hour and Jones was not the one to say that it was time to leave.

    I have not written about this experience before – and never spoken about it until on Sky News’ The Bolt Report on Tuesday. But when the likes of the Sydney Morning Herald are accusing Jones of encouraging racism, it’s time to state some facts. Australia’s most successful broadcaster is not a racist – which is why he has an appeal that touches virtually every aspect of Australian society.

    I guess that many commentators who throw the racist label at Alan Jones have never assisted young Aboriginal men or women – and never visited asylum seekers in detention or advocated their cause. Talk – and abuse – is cheap.

    Gerard Henderson

    29 May 2020

    CAN YOU BEAR IT?

    ● THE RED BANDANNAED ONE OUTS HIMSELF AS A SNEERER

    As avid readers will recall, it was not so long ago that ABC Radio National presenter Jonathan (“I’m a Carlton-based fox-hunting man”) Green proudly declared that he was the ABC’s sneerer-in-chief. Or something like that.

    It would appear that the Nine Newspapers’ Peter FitzSimons has entered the media tops-for-sneering stakes. How else to explain this comment at the end of his “Fitz on Sunday” column in last Sunday’s Sun-Herald? – under the heading “Sneer Miss”. [How frightfully clever – MWD Editor.]

    Sneer Miss

    No, in this last week of Alan Jones’ reign on 2GB’s breakfast radio airwaves I am not going to put half a column to sneering unpleasantly, and you can’t make me. Instead, I might just note that it will be interesting to see which of our esteemed public figures join the talkback queues to bid him a fond farewell. Interesting, indeed.

    Well thanks for that. The Red Bandannaed One decided not to be forced into writing half a column sneering at 2GB/4BC broadcaster Alan Jones – who hung up his microphone at 9am this morning. How about that?

    Could an agenda have been in play here? – MWD hears you cry. Well, perhaps so. As MWD recalls, some years ago your man Fitz was enticed by 2UE to help out his leftist mate Mike (“I’ll pour the gin”) Carlton – who was doing the breakfast gig on Sydney station 2UE in competition with Alan Jones at 2GB. It didn’t work. Jones creamed the Carlton/FitzSimons tag team single-handedly in the ratings. Did the Red Bandannaed One mention this in his column last Sunday? Not on your nelly. Can You Bear It?

    [Er no, not really. I reckon the reason why Alan Jones out-rated Mike Carlton – despite a little help from Peter FitzSimons – is that Jones had a much better touch with Australians. Look at it this way. Your man Fitz reckons that he can get a majority of Australians to back his Australian Republic Movement – while all the time he parades around with a look-at-me red rag on his head. And he reckons that he can sneer at Alan Jones who – whatever his faults – has good taste in head wear. – MWD Editor.]

  156. egg_

    the first wave of lesbians arrived here [Alice Springs] in the 1980s. Part of a women’s only peace camp, protesting the American missile base of Pine Gap….

    Were they brewing their own Vag beer at Mouldy Gap?

  157. mh

    What happened to Nottingham Forest, or why were they so good back around 1980?

    SuperCoach Brian Clough was in charge.

  158. OldOzzie

    MWD EXCLUSIVE

    MELISSA DAVIES, LOUISE MILLIGAN & LUCIE MORRIS-MARR FAIL TO REPORT VICTORIA POLICE ERROR RE GEORGE PELL CASE

    Thanks to the Melbourne reader who drew MWD’s attention to an interview conducted between 3AW Radio presenter Neil Mitchell and Victoria Police commissioner Graham Ashton. The date was Thursday 9 April 2020. Just two days earlier, in a unanimous seven to zip decision, the High Court of Australia quashed the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on historical child sexual abuse offences.

    Commissioner Ashton appears regularly on Nine’s 3AW and ABC Radio 702. Indeed, on 3AW some years ago, he referred to Pell’s “victims” – even before Pell had been charged with any offences – let alone found guilty of any crimes. The correct (impartial) term at the time was “complainants”.

    Neil Mitchell was looking for a concession from Victoria Police that it got the Pell case wrong – but nothing was forthcoming, as the transcript indicates:

    Neil Mitchell: We’ve got a unanimous decision by seven of the most learned judges in the country saying there was insufficient evidence. Which means surely the police were wrong, the prosecutorial authorities were wrong, and the [Victorian] appeals court was wrong and the jury was wrong – surely. [Note the Victorian Court of Appeal judgment was a majority 2:1 decision.]

    Graham Aston: Yeah. Well its always down to legal opinions these things. And the High Court had a different opinion and we respect that opinion because it’s the High Court and it’s how the system works and we respect that decision….

    Commissioner Ashton went on to declare that “the police brief was strong”. This may have surprised any listener who knew that Victoria Police laid 26 charges against Pell – all of which were withdrawn, struck out at the committal stage or overturned on appeal. A one hundred per cent failure rate. Clearly there were problems with the police brief even if the commissioner is in denial about this. The interview continued:

    Neil Mitchell: Why did the investigation or intelligence probe begin on George Pell in the first place?

    Graham Ashton: Well we received a complaint from victims. That’s what lead to the assessment.

    Neil Mitchell: So, it didn’t begin until the complaint came in?

    Graham Ashton: No, we weren’t sitting there thinking “we don’t like George Pell, let’s investigate George Pell”.

    Graham Ashton’s statement was inaccurate. Evidence given by Detective Superintendent Paul Sheridan to the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court revealed that Victoria Police set up “Operation Tethering” in March 2013 to investigate Pell. This was a full year before any complaint was received by Victoria Police with respect to the then Archbishop of Sydney.

    It’s understandable why Neil Mitchell did not pick up Graham Ashton’s error. But what about the Melbourne-based journalists Melissa Davies (The Guardian), Louise Milligan (ABC) and Lucie Morris-Marr (The New Daily)? – all of whom are Pell antagonists. Has any of this trio reported that the Victoria Police Commissioner made an incorrect comment on 3AW about Victoria Police’s involvement in what started as The Police v George Pell? Not as far as MWD can discover. Anyone surprised? – in view of the fact that all of this trio participated in the media anti-Pell pile-on.

  159. Top Ender

    Eyrie… Lucifer’s Hammer, Pournelle and Niven. I recently re-read Footfall which I liked very much.

    Some of the best “hard” SF ever written.

    Pity no-one has replaced them.

  160. OldOzzie

    HISTORY CORNER

    Miriam Margolyes remembers a Pine Gap missile base that never was – plus a familiar face (or is it?)

    Thanks to the avid Mornington Peninsula reader who drew MWD’s attention to this comment by the leftist Aussie-Brit actor Miriam Margolyes when she stopped off in Alice Springs during her three-part ABC Almost Australian documentary.

    Miriam Margolyes: According to Kalika, the first wave of lesbians arrived here [Alice Springs] in the 1980s. Part of a women’s only peace camp, protesting the American missile base of Pine Gap….

    It’s true that there were a number of feminist protests against the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap in the 1980s. Some of the protesters may have been lesbians, MWD does not know or care. But some were not. It was more a feminist, leftist collective and Lee Rhiannon, then a member of the Socialist Party of Australia which looked favourably on the Soviet Union, took part in some of the protests.

    Obviously Almost Australian went to air without a fact-checker. Contrary to Miriam Margolyes claim – Pine Gap was not American. And it was not a missile base. She just made this up.

    Until next time.

    GERARD HENDERSON COLUMNIST

  161. stackja

    OO – MWD has story at Sydney Institute.

  162. OldOzzie

    stackja
    #3467643, posted on May 29, 2020 at 11:03 pm
    OO – MWD has story at Sydney Institute.

    Thanks stackja, did not know – have book marked for future and forum reference

  163. Brian Clough. Didn’t he manage England also but failed to get them to the European Championships? He took unbelievable heat from a manic English press. Took Paul Gascoigne under his wing.

  164. cohenite

    Eyrie… Lucifer’s Hammer, Pournelle and Niven. I recently re-read Footfall which I liked very much.
    Some of the best “hard” SF ever written.
    Pity no-one has replaced them.

    I reckon Niven was better by himself: The Ringworld series is just about as good as it gets. Although The Mote in God’s Eye is great.

  165. K2

    Thanks mh and Black Ball. Some random shit in the European Cup winners list like Red Star Belgrade in 90/91. Just before Yugoslavia started eating itself. Probably had good Serb and Croatian players. Stauea Bucharest. I remember when Porto won. That got old mate Mourinho his career.

  166. Which is the better league? Premier or La Liga?

  167. JC

    I’ve been watching the Netflix doco on Jeffrey Epstein. Let me say at the beginning that Epstein was a truly evil piece of shit. That’s not what I’m focused though. The doco is bullshit.

    It certainly brings up ll the bad things Epstein did, but it also has a go at Alex Acosta who was the federal attorney at the time. It suggests that Epstein, because of his powerful connections in Washington was able to lessen the charges against him when he pleaded guilty back in 2005(ish). Acosta was made out to be a bad guy too. Acosta was the Labor secretary in the Trump administration.

    I recall reading a WSJ piece that took the opposite approach about Acosta and I went looking around the web to find something. And I did and here it is:

    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Defends Actions In Epstein Plea Deal
    July 10, 2019 By Susanna Hoffman

    Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta defended his actions in the 2008 plea deal arranged for accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in a Wednesday news conference. Acosta argued that his office proceeded appropriately based on the evidence that got Epstein jail time and registration as a sex offender.

    Epstein’s indictment in New York on Monday resurfaced the 12-year-old case, bringing Acosta into the line of fire for an agreement that gave Epstein only 13 months of jail time and six days a week of working in his personal office.

    “The Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office was ready to let Epstein walk free,” Acosta said. The Florida grand jury reviewed the evidence and recommended a single charge that included no jail time and no registering Epstein as a sex offender.

    “Without [the U.S. Attorney Offices’] involvement, Epstein would have gotten away without charge. We believe that we proceeded appropriately,” Acosta said. “Based on the evidence, there was value to getting a guilty plea and having him registered.”

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office intervention in the state process was incredibly rare. Acosta said he was determined to make Epstein go to jail, register as a sex offender, and provide restitution to the victims.

    “The world need to be on notice that he was a sexual predator,” Acosta said. “Based on the evidence, there was value to getting a guilty plea and having him registered… He needed to go to jail. That was the focus.”

    Acosta pressed the point that the case was ultimately under the jurisdiction of Florida

    There’s almost nothing left that’s credible in the MSM anymore.

  168. K2

    I’m not a true aficionado, but maybe EPL for depth.

  169. Arky

    Twitter shares getting hammered.

  170. Steve trickler

    A fine piece of journalism.



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