Open Forum: May 30, 2020

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  1. JC

    Gals aren’t allowed to be first, Gab. Dunno how you snuck in there.

  2. Zyconoclast

    For JC
    The definitive answer

    merovingians

  3. Infidel Tiger King

    Nothing else to say.

  4. Gab

    Oops. Sorry JC, I forgot my place.

  5. Gab

    But I’m still first 😀

  6. Rossini

    I am glad rugby league is back on fox.
    I’ve watched 3 games already

  7. Hodor

    Great to see the eels, cowboys and roosters win

    Better though to see the broncos flogged

  8. feelthebern

    Eric Weinstein podcast on his meeting with Epstein.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJNjH4SP6vw

    His view is that Epstein was a CIA or Mossad front.

  9. Steve trickler

    No red waving flags to be seen.



  10. egg_

    Interesting use of a Tektronix 760A

  11. EvilElvis

    Monkey Magic, best intro song evaaaaah!

  12. EvilElvis

    Love your work, Tom.

  13. bespoke

    Cheers Tom

    Life is Good

  14. custard

    Thanks for posting the woodwork video bespoke, made my day (so far)

  15. Tailgunner

    Tim Pool reporting that George Floyd and the police officer worked same shifts as security detail at the same nightclub for over a year.

  16. Bruce of Newcastle

    We’ve all been wondering what was going to happen in June.
    Now I know.

    Monkeys go bananas after attacking lab assistant and stealing coronavirus blood samples (29 May)

    The astonishing smash-and-grab raid happened near the Meerut Medical College in Indian capital New Delhi. Local media said the monkey bandits launched their attack and then snatched COVID-19 blood test samples from four patients before making their escape. One of the monkeys was later spotted in a tree chewing one of the sample collection kits.

    Yep: infected mutant vampire monkeys.

  17. Ed Case

    How hard can it be to arrest a non compliant drug crazed roided up 20 stone nightclub bouncer anyways?

  18. To some extent, this explains what is going on in the US right now, and has been in place since WWW2.
    The author claims it can be turned around, but would take at least 35 years. She claims that Colin Powell was an aberration.

    So I set out, over the course of a year, to find out why one of the most diverse institutions in the country was having so much trouble getting minorities into its top ranks. All of the reasons I was given for why all but three of the 41 military four-star officers were white and male seemed perfectly reasonable.

    Minorities kept specializing in logistics, when the military draws its stars from combat postings. African-American mothers didn’t want their sons to go into combat. All the well-qualified black colonels had better options from corporate America. The problem couldn’t be fixed overnight; it would take 35 years. The Marines only had a handful of four-star positions anyway, so competition for one of those was really fierce.

    Then I started talking to the lieutenant colonels and the colonels, even some of the one-star generals. They all had career paths that eventually hit a cement ceiling. The many people of color on aircraft carriers and on military bases and even in fighter planes had a wealth of stories to tell.

  19. Ed Case

    Black units at the Battle of the Bulge fled when confronted with German soldiers, morales was that poor.
    Colin Powell is of Jamaican heritage anyway, as is Kamala Harris, Eric Holder from Barbados etc.
    If you want to find a Minority that is excluded from promotion in the Military for no good reasons, try Native Americans.

  20. Herodotus

    BBC does mealy-mouthed apology and brings in a social media fact-checker after Maitlis anti-cummings rant.
    Breitbart

    Polls and the public’s Many complaints show that a lot of people believe (And in this case observe) that the BBC is left biased.
    The ant-Cummings push is really anti-brexit remainer tactic.

  21. This is a fascinating piece of scholarship, and provides a strong rationale for this country to decouple both from the USA and China, and forge its own way into the future, diplomatically, strategically and economically.

    If the unipole does not have a universalistic ideology, and therefore is not
    committed to imposing its political values and governing system on other
    countries, the international order would be agnostic. The dominant power
    would still target regimes that challenged its authority and would still be
    deeply involved in both managing the institutions that make up the international order and molding the world economy to fit with its own interests. It
    would not, however, be committed to shaping local politics on a global scale.
    The sole pole would instead be more tolerant and pragmatic in its dealings
    with other countries. If Russia, with its present political system, were ever to
    become a unipole, the international system would be agnostic, as Russia is not
    driven by a universalistic ideology. The same is true of China, where the regime’s principal source of legitimacy is nationalism, not communism. This is not to deny that some aspects of communism still have political importance for China’s rulers, but the leadership in Beijing displays little of the missionary
    zeal that usually comes with communism.

    And

    How should the United States act as it leaves behind the liberal international
    order that it worked so assiduously to build? First, it should resist any temptation to continue trying to forcefully spread democracy across the planet via regime change. Because the United States will be compelled to engage in balance
    of power politics with China and Russia, its ability to engage in social engineering abroad will be sharply limited. The temptation to remake the world
    will always be there, however, because the United States believes so fervently
    in the virtues of liberal democracy. But it should resist that temptation, because
    going on liberal crusades is certain to lead to serious trouble.
    Second, the United States should seek to maximize its influence in the economic institutions that will make up the emerging international order. Doing so is important for maintaining as favorable a position as possible in the evolving global distribution of power. After all, economic power is the basis of military power. It is imperative that Washington not allow China to dominate those institutions and use the resulting influence to gain power at the United States’ expense.
    Third, U.S. policymakers should ensure that they create a formidable bounded order that can contain Chinese expansion. That task mandates creating economic institutions such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a military alliance in Asia that is similar to NATO during the Cold War. In the process, the United States should go to great lengths to pull Russia out of China’s orbit and integrate it into the U.S.-led order.
    In sum, the time has come for the U.S. foreign policy establishment to recognize that the liberal international order was a failed enterprise with no future.
    The orders that will matter for the foreseeable future are realist orders that must be fashioned to serve the United States’ interests.

    What he doesn’t address (because this is an American-centric discussion) is how middle powers like Australia, with its unique geography, should manage the new reality.
    (Bound to Fail – John J. Mearsheimer – The Rise and Fall of the Liberal International Order)

  22. Thefrollickingmole

    *Excited racist whale song noises*

  23. No.

    The only people who would decouple with the US and a powerful Communist country are literally Nazis.

  24. Herodotus

    I have no problem with white male four-star generals, but could do with less exposure to nut cases like you, Numbers.

  25. calli

    Monkeys go bananas after attacking lab assistant and stealing coronavirus blood samples

    The perfect headline.

    Pretty much sums up 2020.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    What he doesn’t address (because this is an American-centric discussion) is how middle powers like Australia, with its unique geography, should manage the new reality.

    Swiss model, with an automatic military rifle in every home.
    Be an echidna with lots of pointy bits that pandas don’t like.
    It worked for the Swiss through two world wars and change.

  27. calli

    Ahahah! Margoyles thinks Pine Gap is a US missile base?

    Now…what did she call Tony Abbott again?

  28. Miriam Gargoyles is a dirty, dirty actor.

  29. calli

    And in other confusion, I see Rowe can’t tell the difference between a publisher and a carriage service.

  30. mh

    Tailgunner
    #3467726, posted on May 30, 2020 at 6:56 am
    Tim Pool reporting that George Floyd and the police officer worked same shifts as security detail at the same nightclub for over a year.

    The issue here is a piss-poor police force in the state of Minnesota, due to incompetent left wing local government. Not racism.
    Think the Somalian cop that shot dead the Aussie lady. Don’t remember any race riot then.

  31. mh

    Michael Sheetz
    @thesheetztweetz
    The SpaceX Starship rocket prototype SN4 exploded after an engine test this afternoon in Texas.

    https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1266442557107699718?s=20

  32. Tailgunner

    Agreed, mh, just that, as usual with these things, more information will come out as it develops.
    Personal animosity/girl issues I’m thinking.

  33. calli

    Good grief, Gunner! I see it all now…they open a cupboard and what they see there drives them to drugs.

    Many…many drugs.

    Blissful forgetfulness ensues.

  34. Ed Case

    One of the masked Antifa leading the smashing of shop windows has been doxxed as a member of the St. Paul Police Department.
    Just more Cointelpro from the organisations that started the riots that burnt 100 U.S. cities in the 60s

  35. Twostix

    ASIO says it has detected an increase in extremist activity online during the coronavirus lockdown period
    Officers say there has also been a rise in “anti-China” and “anti-migration” sentiment in communities

    Monitoring immigration policy “sentiment” is ASIO’s business.

  36. Twostix

    Pro China Canberra bugmen infest ASIO too.

    100% guarantee of it.

  37. miltonf

    Monitoring immigration policy “sentiment” is ASIO’s business.

    Wouldn’t expect anything else from Canbra the parasite robber state

  38. Roger

    The Age has come out against Andrews on Belt & Road.

    More anti-Chinese sentiment to note down, ASIO.

  39. mh

    This fake gangsta is such a fvcking moron

    Ice Cube

    @icecube
    How long will we go for Blue on Black Crime before we strike back???

  40. thefrollickingmole

    Thats ASIO officers Long Wang, Hung Well and Unfeasably large penis.

  41. Why does ASIO care about anti Chinese sentiment? Isn’t that a good thing on that we’re more likely to B. A. Lert. and not A. Lambed. to Chinese spies?

    I suspect I worked with one as an academic. Very weird guy who always got called precisely at 10 am each morning and he sounded like he was getting put over the coals.

    It could have been his wife I suppose. Maybe the fat old guy was a poon hound.

  42. Roger

    Why does ASIO care about anti Chinese sentiment?

    ASIO’s concern should be anti-Australian sentiment in the Chinese community.

  43. rickw

    Daily dose of Vietnam!

  44. Ed Case

    From memory, the Cubester was an invention of the Deep State panic response to legit gangsta Ice T.
    Still on the payroll by the sounds of it.

  45. He never had dinner with the President.

  46. rickw

    Why does ASIO care about anti Chinese sentiment?

    ASIO’s concern should be anti-Australian sentiment in the Chinese community.

    Not if they’ve been compromised, which they most certainly have.

  47. thefrollickingmole

    Nice article on the social media kerfuffle, includes this lovely backhander.

    Zuckerberg may be a tyrannical data-mining obsessed mandroid, but on the issue of truth and regulation, he is correct where Jack Dorsey is wrong.

    Zuck memes.
    one

    two

  48. It’s time we rooted out the honey traps of Chinese intelligence in Australia.

  49. miltonf

    I think ASIO is more concerned about CPAC and Tony Abbott. After all one of the original Canbra identities John Burton said China could be a model for the transformation of Australia.

  50. Bruce of Newcastle

    Zuckerberg may be a tyrannical data-mining obsessed mandroid, but on the issue of truth and regulation, he is correct where Jack Dorsey is wrong.

    Yeah except he got caught doing exactly the same thing.
    Judge finds fact-faking Facebook “fact-check” false (28 May)

  51. Canberra certainly could do with a *Great Leap Forward*.

    I really have their best interests at heart.

    Blessings, Namaste.

  52. Oh and good morning JC, good morning TonyN and good morning IR.

  53. rickw

    No red waving flags to be seen.

    A lot of hours wasted watching that!

  54. Roger

    ASIO’s concern should be anti-Australian sentiment in the Chinese community.

    Not if they’ve been compromised, which they most certainly have.

    It wouldn’t be the first time.

    But I suspect it’s the multikulti ideology this time.

  55. China doesn’t believe in multiculturalism, nor does it believe in cultural assimilation.

    Everyone ought to be Han and speak Mandarin.

  56. Crossie

    miltonf
    #3467756, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:03 am
    Monitoring immigration policy “sentiment” is ASIO’s business.

    Depends who their bosses are and it doesn’t look like its Australians.

  57. Roger

    China doesn’t believe in multiculturalism, nor does it believe in cultural assimilation.

    No, but it’s an ideology that can’t be questioned in Australian government agencies unless you want to be “counselled” and diverted into a dead end job.

  58. thefrollickingmole

    Bruce of Newcastle

    But Zuck at least appearred to have learnt its far easier to sit on the sidelines and “beg” for regulation than to try and risk his business model too openly manipulating data.

    One of my favorite Zuckerberg memes.

  59. Roger

    They’re not thinking this through:

    Minneapolis rioters set fire to a 186 unit public housing complex.

  60. Crossie

    Roger
    #3467764, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:16 am
    Why does ASIO care about anti Chinese sentiment?

    ASIO’s concern should be anti-Australian sentiment in the Chinese community.

    Stripping chemists of medical supplies and sending them to China didn’t ping their radar but what an imprisoned population says is of interest to them. Good to know.

    I suppose now I’ll be a person of interest to ASIO.

  61. Boambee John

    (Bound to Fail – John J. Mearsheimer – The Rise and Fall of the Liberal International Order)

    Didn’t Mearsheimer and another author collaborate in an anti-cementic book a few years ago? Or did he endorse such a book by another? Memory fades.

  62. miltonf

    I wonder if Soros is somewhere in the background regarding this outbreak of rioting in the US. It surprises me that they gave him citizenship but I guess money talks.

  63. I am thinking there is a *top tier* of agitators and rioters who are from the *Clay Davis* and “Henney Caruso” school of politics and business…?

  64. Cassie of Sydney

    “Didn’t Mearsheimer and another author collaborate in an anti-cementic book a few years ago?”

    Yes he did…” The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy”.

  65. Ed Case

    Minneapolis rioters set fire to a 186 unit public housing complex.

    Perhaps they’ve been greenlighted, so no fear of repercussions?
    Contrast that with the Gilet Jaunes, genuine peaceful demonstrators having hands blown off and eyes shot out at the hands of French riot police?

  66. Roger

    Stripping chemists of medical supplies and sending them to China didn’t ping their radar…

    Not to worry…Peter Dutton is on that case.

  67. Roger

    Perhaps they’ve been greenlighted, so no fear of repercussions?

    So they burn their own homes?

    (The apartment complex was still under construction, but it was designated affordable housing for low income blacks.)

  68. Crossie

    miltonf
    #3467789, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:38 am
    I wonder if Soros is somewhere in the background regarding this outbreak of rioting in the US. It surprises me that they gave him citizenship but I guess money talks.

    Now that lockdowns will no longer keep impoverishing the country Democrats need another crisis and lo and behold one comes right on cue.

    As for Soros, how is he any worse than a lot of the home grown billionaires? Look at Twiggy Forest in our case.

  69. Ed Case

    So they burn their own homes?
    (The apartment complex was still under construction, but it was designated affordable housing for low income blacks.)

    No, they can’t have burnt their own homes.
    They’ve burnt someone else’s future home.

  70. mh

    Michael Moore

    @MMFlint
    Good citizens burning down the evil police precinct in MN after all police were out & safe. All police should go home. No violence please. Police HQ must be demolished by the city tomorrow as a show of contrition to black America. Rebuild PD with decent kind ppl aka ppl of color

    2:29 PM – May 29, 2020

    Like Mohamed Noor?

  71. Crossie

    Ed Case
    #3467792, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:41 am
    Minneapolis rioters set fire to a 186 unit public housing complex.

    Perhaps they’ve been greenlighted, so no fear of repercussions?
    Contrast that with the Gilet Jaunes, genuine peaceful demonstrators having hands blown off and eyes shot out at the hands of French riot police?

    Wasn’t it the attorney general of Maryland who said that “protesters” should be given space to destroy?

  72. Tel

    One of the masked Antifa leading the smashing of shop windows has been doxxed as a member of the St. Paul Police Department.

    That is one of the weaknesses of a group like Antifa … they have absolutely no control over their members, nor can they even figure out who is and isn’t a member. Therefore they are wide open to larpers doing whatever they like and blaming Antifa for the mess.

    Then again, quite likely the whole of Antifa was intended for the purpose of justifying more police powers from day one … so this might be seen as a feature not a bug.

  73. feelthebern

    Yep: infected mutant vampire monkeys.

    Awww sheeiit.

  74. Crossie

    mh
    #3467799, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:49 am
    Michael Moore

    @MMFlint
    Good citizens burning down the evil police precinct in MN after all police were out & safe. All police should go home. No violence please. Police HQ must be demolished by the city tomorrow as a show of contrition to black America. Rebuild PD with decent kind ppl aka ppl of color

    Michael Moore trying to be relevant again. What would the world do without rich anarchists who live behind well guarded walls?

    It’s good to be a feudal lord.

  75. feelthebern

    Footage of Denzel this morning intervening in some cop thing.
    Funny thing about Denzel.
    He looks pear shaped.

  76. Crossie

    Tel
    #3467802, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:50 am
    One of the masked Antifa leading the smashing of shop windows has been doxxed as a member of the St. Paul Police Department.

    Then again, quite likely the whole of Antifa was intended for the purpose of justifying more police powers from day one … so this might be seen as a feature not a bug.

    Masked, violent yet not piquing the authorities’ interest? False flag.

  77. miltonf

    As for Soros, how is he any worse than a lot of the home grown billionaires? Look at Twiggy Forest in our case.

    Probably a bit worse actually. Forrest did develop a mining enterprise.

  78. Zyconoclast

    They’re not thinking this through:

    Minneapolis rioters set fire to a 186 unit public housing complex.

    Someone else will pay for a new public housing complex.
    Call it a knock down – rebuild.

  79. Geriatric Mayfly

    No, they can’t have burnt their own homes.
    They’ve burnt someone else’s future home.

    The arsonists don’t live in houses anyway. They’re still swinging through the tree tops.

  80. Cassie of Sydney

    “Rickw
    #3467800, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:49 am”

    PJW….as always….nails it.

  81. Tailgunner

    Awww sheeiit.

    Hehe, it’s the Clay Davis hour at the Cat!

  82. Roger

    No, they can’t have burnt their own homes. They’ve burnt someone else’s future home.

    Ed, these folk think collectively. They vote for black politicians who lobby for social housing to be built by the city for them, and then they go and burn it down.

  83. Cassie of Sydney

    “miltonf
    #3467811, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:58 am
    As for Soros, how is he any worse than a lot of the home grown billionaires? Look at Twiggy Forest in our case.

    Probably a bit worse actually. Forrest did develop a mining enterprise.”

    Agree, George Soros, the Great Satan, has never ever created a job, never built a factory, never run a traditional business, Soros is a rapacious and very evil money speculator which is how he has made his billions…..perhaps that explains why he is such a darling of the left.

  84. Ed Case

    The arsonists don’t live in houses anyway. They’re still swinging through the tree tops.

    No one knows who the arsonists are, a bit like the Australian Bushfires earlier this year.
    It wasn’t very likely then that kiddies would be 30 clicks into the forests playing with matches here in January, and it’s unlikely that thugs on the street in Minneapolis would have the skillset to
    successfully burn concrete and brick buildings.

  85. Nick

    Police HQ must be demolished by the city tomorrow as a show of contrition to black America.

    Moore has a point. What a great idea. Let’s start with Mosques after an ‘incident’. Maybe one Mosque for each death ? Quid pro pro

  86. miltonf

    Yep. Truly evil. They’re not joking when they call the demorats the evil party.

  87. Struth

    Good Moaning.

    Can you already hear the deafening silence from Aboriginal Australia?

    Their self appointed criminal representatives have been warring against the white man’s western world for years.
    Lets see how they go under Chinese rule.
    It’s almost worth losing to the Chinese for that.
    The Chinese in Australia have hated the Aboriginal man since Trepang fishing days and as Coolies during colonial times.
    Asians are racist little buggers.
    Velly velly lacist.

  88. miltonf

    For many years I never thought of Jimmy Carter as evil but his recent statements make me think otherwise.

  89. Ed Case

    Ed, these folk think collectively. They vote for black politicians who lobby for social housing to be built by the city for them, and then they go and burn it down.

    Roger, Occams Razor says that sequence of assumptions makes no sense.

  90. Tailgunner

    G’day Struth 🙂

  91. Tel

    Why does ASIO care about anti Chinese sentiment?

    They are “concerned” about everyone’s sentiment, all the time … and using the word “extremist” three times gives them a bigger budget. Why is this difficult?

    Remember Man Monis and his coffee shop hijack? How many “extremist” signals was that guy sending out for year after year? Let’s go through the list:
    * Claimed to be important Imam back in Iran, chased out of the country for his pro-Western beliefs.
    * Got refugee status in Australia by telling complete bullshit to the authorities.
    * Had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
    * Sent personalized letters to every Australian soldier who went to Afghanistan blaming them for the war.
    * Operated a “hands on” spiritual healing business (resulting in sexual assault charges).
    * Unstable home life, leaving his wife for another woman.
    * Charged with accessory to murder, and out on bail.
    * Recent conversion from Shia Islam to Sunni Islam.
    * Managed to get illegal pump-action shotgun and strangely no one knows where it came from.

    So did our clever “concerned” authorities manage to figure out they should keep an eye on this dude?

    No … but if only they had a bigger budget, for sure bigger budget is the answer.

    Let me recap: a highly unstable guy, gets his hands on a highly illegal weapon, while he was out on bail, and our surveillance state doesn’t bat an eye. On the other hand if you get upset over bags of Chinese cash bribing our politicians then you become “extremist”. Get your head around that.

  92. Bruce of Newcastle

    What would the world do without rich anarchists who live behind well guarded walls?

    The well guarded walls may not be such a barrier to holy racial warriors with legal impunity.

    Minneapolis Rioter: “We’re Gonna Start Coming To The Suburbs”

    “It’s real bogus, they gotta hit it right, otherwise this is what’s gonna happen, ain’t nothing left here so when we start coming to the suburbs, when we come to the government center, then what y’all gonna do?” the mask-wearing African American asks.

    Woe betide any armed guards doing anything improper like stopping them looting the houses of millionaire lefties. Just lay back and enjoy it Democrat peoples, and think of it as a sacrifice for the revolution.

    (John Hinderaker has a long list of destroyed businesses in Minneapolis. Sure looks like the “ain’t nothing left here” comment is essentially accurate. Well done kids, and good luck trying to buy food from a burnt-out shop.)

  93. egg_

    Another rare 70s pre oil crisis Eyetye sportster with a US V8

  94. Roger

    Roger, Occams Razor says that sequence of assumptions makes no sense.

    You’re over thinking it.

  95. Ed Case

    (John Hinderaker has a long list of destroyed businesses in Minneapolis. Sure looks like the “ain’t nothing left here” comment is essentially accurate. Well done kids, and good luck trying to buy food from a burnt-out shop.)

    Lutheran Social Services in Minneapolis have set up refreshment stalls for hungry rioters.

  96. Boambee John

    Legalise Sedition
    #3467770, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:19 am
    It’s time we rooted out the honey traps of Chinese intelligence in Australia.

    Phrasing!

  97. thefrollickingmole

    Minneapolis rioters set fire to a 186 unit public housing complex.

    Someone else will pay for a new public housing complex.
    Call it a knock down – rebuild.

    Im John Maynard Keynes and I approve of this message.

  98. OldOzzie

    Steve trickler
    #3467681, posted on May 30, 2020 at 1:02 am

    Thanks Steve,

    60Fps Colorized =Peking (Beijing) in 100 years ago, Ancient China (Around 1910-1920) AI Recovery

    Having been to Beijing in 2018 and Guangdong in 1986 – quite a change between those 2 visits – interesting to watch

  99. Tailgunner

    In other DPLRBL news, I’ve received a big heavy box from Michigan with my new Caddy CTS V Brembo brake upgrade!
    Dude, these 6 piston calipers are YUUGE!!
    I’m going to attempt the modification &install myself as no brake joint will touch the job (I have to drill out the front brake knuckles to take bigger bolts and cut the rear dust shields to take the big rear rotors).
    Pusey’s!!
    Still waiting for my new slotted rotors, performance pads and new stainless brake lines to arrive from Qld, but today I’m going to remove the back brakes/calipers/rotors and mod the dust shields then reinstall everything and go through my tool checklist as well as make a DIY One man brake bleed kit.
    I’m not a car dude and haven’t ever attempted something this big and crucial on a car. I’ve never even bled my own brakes before.
    Next weekend for the complete install.
    And I still have to sand back the V logos on the four calipers ready for new Brembo decals and repainting/clear coat. The caliper paint also has to be baked in the oven for an hour @90c.
    I’m scared of wrecking the new $2500 calipers!
    Lol, this could be a nightmare.
    I’ll probably live blog it. Light beers only 🤣🤣

  100. Boambee John

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3467791, posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:40 am
    “Didn’t Mearsheimer and another author collaborate in an anti-cementic book a few years ago?”

    Yes he did…” The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy”.

    Seems that the bin chicken has been scratching around in the rubbish bins of academe again.

  101. miltonf

    Interesting that the Maxine Waters thug lives in Hancock Park but ‘represents’ south central LA.

  102. Bruce

    George Floyd, Arresting Officer Worked Together: Club Owner
    http://archive.is/rWedD archive link to bypass paywall at epochtimes.

    Also:
    https://nypost.com/2020/05/29/amy-klobuchar-previously-declined-to-prosecute-cop/

    Who’da thunk it?

  103. thefrollickingmole

    It’s time we rooted out the honey traps of Chinese intelligence in Australia.

    Comes the moment, comes the man!

  104. Anne

    Hilarious.

    Unpaid Protestors chant, “George Soros, where’s my money!

    https://twitter.com/karluskap/status/1266160620459737088

  105. OldOzzie

    Thanks Tom,

    Johannes Leak excellent today

  106. Geriatric Mayfly

    Interesting that the Maxine Waters thug lives in Hancock Park but ‘represents’ south central LA.

    Bit like Mark Dreyfus QC, MP living in leafy Malvern. His fiefdom lies far away.

  107. miltonf

    Absolutely. These phonies make me wanna puke.

  108. Farmer Gez

    Can’t help thinking that the left has created a tribal society.
    There’s nothing good in tribes.
    The world has progressed so far from this base form of identity but it still lurks in the minds of us all.

  109. egg_

    Can’t help thinking that the left has created a tribal society.

    When ‘Elf shiny @rses can clout businesses over an unproven bug, you know who the ruling class are – good and hard.

  110. miltonf

    The left hate the thought of black people in the US becoming self reliant hence the need to stir up racial tensions in an election year. Marxist identity politics. The homeless in San Pedro street in LA are a clinet group of the demorats.

  111. Nick

    Rebuild PD with decent kind ppl aka ppl of color

    Yet racism and judging people on the basis of their colour never includes white people for some reason

  112. miltonf

    They also need a distraction for the old Bidet turd’s gaffes.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle

    Can’t help thinking that the left has created a tribal society.

    Feature, not bug.
    If the tribe members are scared of the other tribes they will comply with the headman, since being cast out of the tribe would be personally very bad.
    Then all the left has to do is keep the headmen sweet and you have the whole lot voting for you.
    Much cheaper than trying to bribe individual voters.

  114. Nick

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING
    Victorian businesses will face fines if they ask employees to return to work following a public health move branded ‘ridiculous’.

    How rooted is Victoria ?

  115. Roger

    Can’t help thinking that the left has created a tribal society.

    It serves their purposes.

    Belonging to a tribe absolves the individual of the need to think.

    I see it in my (few) Lefty acquaintances; they have no need to think critically for themselves, the tribe decides issues for them. Social and mainstreeam media delivers the package to them. To question any of it is to risk ostracism and ridicule.

  116. OldOzzie

    Further to brief discussion yesterday on size of Tractor to tow Seeder

    My Lamborghini is bigger than yours

    JEREMY CLARKSON
    COLUMNIST

    Back in 2008, I bought a thousand-acre spread in Oxfordshire and employed a local man to do the farmering. But last year he decided to retire, so I thought I’d take over myself. Many people were surprised by this, as to be a farmer you need to be a vet, an untangler of red tape, an agronomist, a mechanic, an entrepreneur, a gambler, a weather forecaster, a salesman, a labourer and an accountant. And I am none of those things.

    Still, I was confident I’d manage. Man has been farming for 12,000 years, so I figured it must be in our DNA by now. You put seeds in the ground, weather happens and food grows. Easy. Unfortunately, though, I could not have picked a worse year to begin. We had the wettest planting season on record. Then there was the uncertainty about Brexit. And then, just as the sun came out, everyone was told to go indoors and stay there, which has had a catastrophic effect on prices.

    Despite the problems, however, everything seems to be growing quite well. And as there’s so much to do, I’m not wandering around the house glugging wine from the bottle and watching reruns of Cash in the Attic. I’m a key worker. And better yet, I still have something to write about in this column: my tractor.

    I could have bought a Fendt. Everyone says they’re the best. But obviously I wanted a Lamborghini, so that’s what I’ve got. An R8 270 DCR, to be precise. Lamborghini was a tractor-maker long before it made cars, but the business was sold ­– along with the rights to the name – in 1973. Today they’re made in Germany but they still look Lambo-mad. If an Aventador were to make love to a spaceship, this is what you’d end up with.

    It’s huge. Even the front tyres are taller than me. You have to climb up a four-rung ladder to reach the door handle and then you climb up some more to get into the cab, and then up again to get into the seat. It’s so vast, in fact, that it wouldn’t fit into my barn. I therefore had to build a new one. Every single farmer type who’s seen it says the same thing: “That,” they intone with a rural tug on the flat cap, “is too big.”

    The farmers are quite right. It is too big. Not only will it not fit into my barn, it won’t fit through the gate onto my driveway, so I’ve had to build a new driveway. It is also too powerful. The straight-six turbo diesel produces 1050Nm of torque. This means that when you attach a piece of equipment to its rear end it is immediately ripped to shreds.

    Not that I ever try. I just know that if I did, you’d be reading about yet another farmer walking into Emergency with his severed arm in a bag. To put cultivators and rollers and drills on the back, I’ve therefore had to employ a man called Kaleb. Who also says my tractor’s too big. He reckons his Claas is better. We argue about this a lot.

    I concede the Lambo is a bit complicated. There are four gear levers, for a total of 48 forward and reverse gears. Happily, there are only two brake pedals and two throttles. But I did count 164 buttons before I opened the armrest and found 24 more. None of them is labelled, which is a worry as all of them are designed to engage stuff that could tear off one of my arms.

    I’d never been terrified at 40km/h before, but in that tractor I really was. Since then, I’ve driven it very slowly… into six gates, a hedge, a telegraph pole, another tractor and a shipping container. I think I’m right in saying that I have not completed a single job without having at least one crash. Doing a three-point turn at the end of a cultivating run? I’m bad at that; I always go through the fence.

    I’m also very bad at “drilling”. This is the word we farmer types use for “planting”. Mainly this is because, to do it properly, you must install the type of computer NASA uses for calculating re-entry angles. That’s another aspect of farming I can’t do. Which is why some of my tramlines are 3m apart and some are in an entirely different county.

    However, despite all this, when I’m trundling along with the aircon and radio on, I start to understand why Forrest Gump was happy, after all his adventures, to end up on a tractor mowing school playing fields. I’m especially happy when the engine is under load, because of the stupendous noise coming from the 18cm-wide exhaust pipe.

    And when I finish a paddock and I climb down the ladder and sit on a fence I’ve just broken to enjoy a bottle of beer and a chicken sandwich, I can look back at the work I’ve done and feel a tiny bit proud. It’s not nursing or doctoring, but growing wheat and barley for food and beer is somehow a damn sight more rewarding than driving around corners while shouting.

  117. Anne

    Trump says: “We are terminating our relationship with the W.H.O.”

    Fantastic!!!

    Now do The United Nations.

  118. Roger

    How rooted is Victoria ?

    I note federal Labor is still on the nose in QLD & WA .
    (Hey Albo – sending Richard Marles to Moranbah to speak to disgruntled coal miners didn’t work!)

    But it leads the polls in Victoria.

    Victoria is like a slow growing tumour on the body politic of the nation.

    Sooner or later it will have to be excised from the Commonwealth, lest it take us down with it..

  119. Nick

    Roger, who can fathom why they are so popular? Maybe Victoria need to face a few consequences.

  120. feelthebern

    This UK move re HK visas is totally gangster.

  121. feelthebern

    This Tesla truck is so cool.
    Unlike the way Jay Leno drives.

  122. Roger

    Trump says: “We are terminating our relationship with the W.H.O.”

    Now we know why the US backed but didn’t sign on to Australia’s calls for an inquiry.

    He’d already decided to pull out.

    And in regard to the inquiry, the fix is already in.

  123. Tailgunner

    Trump says: “We are terminating our relationship with the W.H.O.”

    Fantastic!!!

    Did he!?
    Go you magnificent bastard, GO!

  124. OldOzzie

    Preliminary Autopsy Results For George Floyd Show No Signs of Strangulation

    The preliminary autopsy results for George Floyd are contained in the charging document for fired police officer Derek Chauvin. The “Statement of probable cause for charges against Derek Chauvin” can be viewed here or by clicking on the document in the tweet below.

    Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and second degree manslaughter.

    This relevant portion of the report states:

    The Hennepin County Medical Examiner (ME) conducted Mr. Floyd’s autopsy
    on May 26, 2020.

    The full report of the ME is pending but the ME has made the following preliminary
    findings.

    The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic
    asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including
    coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.

    The defendant had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and
    46 seconds in total.

    Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive. Police are trained that this type of restraint with a subject in a prone position is inherently dangerous.

  125. Roger

    Roger, who can fathom why they are so popular? Maybe Victoria need to face a few consequences.

    If Dan Andrews’ reign as premier doesn’t teach them anything, what will?

  126. cohenite

    Tom
    #3467697, posted on May 30, 2020 at 4:38 am
    David Rowe (TDS daily).

    rowe is a creep of the lowest order; that is one of the foulest things I’ve seen from a ‘cartoonist’. I’m not advocating violence but he needs his crayons stuck up his arse.

  127. OldOzzie

    CNN’s Van Jones Singles out Hillary Voters, Says Quiet Part out Loud About the Democratic Party and Racism

    Between the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, the police-involved death of George Floyd, and the racist incident in Central Park last week involving a woman who has supported Democrats in the past using a man’s race against him in a call to the police during a dispute over an unleashed dog, Democrat Van Jones has got a lot to say.

    Jones, who was a green jobs special advisor to President Barack Obama, absolutely went off today during a CNN segment on the issue of race and racism in America. But one thing he did that surprised a lot of people was in how he “pulled the curtain back” on the racism that infects the Democratic party:

    “It’s not the racist white person who is in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about. It’s the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park who would tell you right now, ‘Oh I don’t see race, race is no big deal to me, I see all people the same, I give to charities,’ but the minute she sees a black man who she does not respect, or who she has a slight thought against, she weaponized race like she had been taught by the Aryan Nation,” Jones said.

    “A klansmember could not have been better trained to pick up her phone and tell the police it’s a black man.”

    “What you’re seeing now is a curtain falling away,” Jones later added. “Those of us who have been burdened by this every minute, every second of our entire lives are fragile right now. We are tired.”

  128. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Now we know why the US backed but didn’t sign on to Australia’s calls for an inquiry.

    these are not the bats you are looking for….

  129. cohenite

    On the other hand this is a great cartoon:

    Tom
    #3467704, posted on May 30, 2020 at 4:47 am
    A.F. Branco.

  130. Cassie of Sydney

    “Victoria is like a slow growing tumour on the body politic of the nation.”

    I notice the tumour whenever I go to Victoria and speak to various people. Many of them seem to exist on another planet. There will be fatal consequences for this….to begin with the tumour will explode and it will be nasty.,very nasty. Victoria has been transformed into a progressive, hard-left lunatic asylum. But the always ineffectual and eternally spineless Victorian Liberals must take some responsibility for this asylum…I mean just remember the Labor lite leadership of Baillieu and Napthine when in government…and remember the utterly supine Labor lite leadership of Guy in opposition….. weak, flaccid and cretinous.

  131. Old Lefty's

    The ABC and Hocking gushing about the sacred Right to Know. But of course it doesn’t apply to the ABC’s Inner workings or the pay and perks of its staff, or to the inner workings of the Left in general.

  132. thefrollickingmole

    The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic
    asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including
    coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.

    positional asphyxiation is a thing.
    The fact that restraining a person looks bad, and that officer almost certainly was using a technique for way longer than he should have (knee on back of neck) may still not be the actual cause of death.
    Leaving anyone in an excited or debilitated state on their guts is a risk.

    https://www.policemag.com/524139/how-to-prevent-positional-asphyxia
    Body Position—Death due to a head-down position with hyper flexion of the neck is a rare event. It is however a critical condition arising out of particular body positions that can lead to mechanical obstruction of respiration. Studies have suggested that restraining a person in a face-down position is likely to cause greater restriction of breathing than restraining a person face-up.

    Multiple cases of death by positional asphyxia have been associated with the hog tied or prone restraint position. The risk of positional asphyxia is further compounded when a suspect with predisposing medical conditions becomes involved in a violent struggle with an officer. This is especially true when the physical restraint includes the use of behind-the-back handcuffing combined with placing the individual in a stomach down position. Many law enforcement and health personnel are now taught to avoid restraining people face-down or to do so only for a very short period of time.

    Other aspects of how the subject is restrained can also increase the risk of positional asphyxia death. Placing a knee or weight on the subject and particularly any type of restraint hold around the subject’s neck can be problematic. Research measuring the effect of restraint positions on lung function suggests that restraint that involves bending the restrained person or placing body weight on them has a greater effect on breathing than face-down positioning alone.

  133. Infidel Tiger King

    Another Tesla fire…. Space X blew up on the launch pad!

  134. JC

    What a great day with Trump defunding the WHO. Fabulous.

  135. OldOzzie

    Why Were ‘Experts’ So Wrong About Florida?

    Politics, not science, inspired the demonization of Ron DeSantis.

  136. Maj

    Even OANN is going woke. They should be ashamed!

    Trump backpedals after ‘shooting’ threat to Minneapolis rioters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man.

    After his online comment that “looting leads to shooting” drew a warning from Twitter and widespread condemnation from Democrats, Trump said he understood why the incident had sparked nationwide protests about police violence against African Americans.

    But he added that they should not be allowed to turn to “lawless anarchy.”

    “The looters should not be allowed to drown out the voices of so many peaceful protesters,” he said at the White House. “I understand the hurt, I understand the pain.”

    Trump said he had expressed his sorrow to the family of George Floyd, a black man seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

    Trump, a Republican who is running for re-election in November, has a history of inflaming racial tensions. He blamed “both sides” for violence between white supremacists and left-wing counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017 and has called some immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border rapists.

    His early Friday tweet suggested that security forces would open fire on looters to curtail unrest over Floyd’s death.

    Trump said in his tweet: “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!”

    Twitter added a notice that the message violated its rules for “glorifying violence.”

    Trump said he was not aware of the history of the phrase, which dates back to U.S. police crackdowns on civil rights in the 1960s.

    Democrats accused Trump of making the situation worse.

    “This is no time for incendiary tweets. It’s no time to encourage violence,” former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said in remarks streamed online. “This is a national crisis and we need real leadership right now. Leadership that will bring everyone to the table so that we can take measures to root out systemic racism.”

    Black lawmakers said Trump was encouraging violence against African Americans. “It is a disgrace when the leader of the country responds to a national crisis by insulting the people that are being attacked,” said Democratic Representative Karen Bass, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus.

    Trump issued his tweet amid days of turmoil in Minneapolis, which was engulfed in a third night of arson, looting and vandalism as protesters vented their rage over Floyd’s death.

    The four police officers involved in Floyd’s death were fired before Chauvin’s arrest. Attorney General William Barr said on Friday the Department of Justice, including the FBI, would investigate.

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, a Republican, said his panel would hold a hearing to examine police use of force.

    Trump’s re-election campaign has identified Minnesota as a state he could win in 2020 after narrowly losing it in 2016.

    TWITTER FEUD

    Trump relies heavily on Twitter to bring his message directly to his 80 million followers on the site, but also has repeatedly accused it and other social media sites of censoring conservatives.

    Twitter’s decision to attach a warning to Trump’s tweet escalates a feud between Trump and tech companies.

    Trump threatened new regulations and called on Congress to revoke a law that protects online platforms from lawsuits over content.

    Floyd’s death was one of several recent killings of black people in the United States that has provoked outrage.

    Protests took place in other U.S. cities, including Louisville, Kentucky, where police said seven people were shot. Protesters there vented rage over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman shot in her apartment in March.

  137. H B Bear

    TheHunchback of Spring St is making Cain/Kirner look pretty good. This time there will be no exodus there will be nothing left.

  138. cohenite

    The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic
    asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including
    coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.

    Doesn’t matter; the thin skull rule or talem qualem rule applies: this basically states that those doing criminal acts must take their victim as they are and cannot hide behind a pre-existing condition of the victim which otherwise may exacerbate the results of the criminal act. That video is really tough; that cop is either stone cold bad or has had a complete brain snap. Or maybe that was just what the cops did to 6’4″ black suspects.

  139. Today, now that his noise has ceased, I want to play tribute to these companies which pulled out late last year on Alan Jones’ programme. They include RSL Art Unions, Bing Lee, Snooze, Bunnings, Volkswagen, Koala Mattresses, Anytime Fitness, Total Tools, AVEO, Lowes, Chemist Warehouse, Red Cross, OMG Mattresses, Hyundai, Sleeping Duck and Scali.
    There are too many to list here (110 in all) but all of them are now on my list of companies which will benefit from my patronage.
    It’s called consumer power……

  140. JC

    Artie

    That explosion occurred in Texas and it’s not the one that will carry the dudes into space.

  141. Infidel Tiger King

    Let’s all pray that Anitfa burn down CNN

    Finally a cause I can support them on.

  142. cohenite

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3467877, posted on May 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Correct. Every stupid, childish thing the left does and gets away with setting the stage for the next worst thing they do is done because of the weakness, cowardice or laziness of the right and false conservatives. That is the real problem.

  143. Infidel Tiger King

    Not exactly good timing though JC!

    Imagine how the astronauts are feeling!

  144. feelthebern

    There are too many to list here (110 in all) but all of them are now on my list of companies which will benefit from my patronage.

    You are poor.
    No one gives a shit about your money.

  145. Or maybe that was just what the cops did to 6’4″ black suspects.

    That about sums it up.
    It’s a failed state with a vicious internal security apparatus, better known as the various state police forces.
    Despite the shortfalls of our own police, they are far superior.

  146. Good morning all.
    Victoria are facing a lot of shit from Andrews. I don’t have the electoral map handy but I would think that Nationals in rural areas have a good deal of seats. But after the bloodbath when he was re-elected, not so sure. And as for Danjing, (ht Farmer Gez) Labor Green filth.
    Speaking to old mate who manages the club here, they won’t be reopening until they can be running on all cylinders. Yet 25kms away across the Murray, they will be allowed 300 patrons. Thinking in the halls of Spring Street someone will be tapping the shoulder of the fuckwit to get Victoria going. But not holding my breath.

  147. feelthebern

    numbers, how about you post the full list so I can go through & show how many products you don’t need to worry about because you have no money.

  148. Infidel Tiger King

    There are too many to list here (110 in all) but all of them are now on my list of companies which will benefit from my patronage.
    It’s called consumer power……

    Your old, poor and probably soon dead. You aint got shit.

    Just enjoy your Metamucil, you stupid old creep and shut up.

  149. cohenite

    There are too many to list here (110 in all) but all of them are now on my list of companies which will benefit from my patronage.
    It’s called consumer power……

    True troll; the left do shit better than conservatives; which is why you should be banned; just to balance the scales a bit against the creeps who did this to Jones. Nothing to do with free speech because what you do isn’t speech, free or otherwise.

  150. stackja

    MSM focuses on Minneapolis. Meanwhile Judge Sullivan and Flynn forgotten.

  151. OldOzzie

    Twitter Should Probably Re-Think Their Approach After FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Latest Tweet

    Now, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has publicly commented, pressing Twitter on their selection bias, which includes allowing Iran’s dictator to spew real threats with no censorship at all.

    Ajit Pai
    @AjitPaiFCC
    Serious question for @Twitter: Do these tweets from Supreme Leader of Iran @khamenei_ir violate “Twitter Rules about glorifying violence”?

    This was always going to be the response and it’s why it was so idiotic for Twitter to even involve itself in such policing of speech of their platform. The standards are not defined, nor are they uniformly enforced. That’s how you end up with the President being censored for “encouraging violence” while Khamenei can directly call for the destruction of Israel with no consequences. There are also questions about whether allowing Khamenei to speak as a state entity on the platform violates sanctions against the country.

    What this shows is that the FCC is paying attention and that’s not good news for Twitter. Whether they’ll take regulatory action isn’t clear, but that last thing any social media company wants is the FCC putting a microscope on them.

  152. Ed Case

    That video is really tough; that cop is either stone cold bad or has had a complete brain snap. Or maybe that was just what the cops did to 6’4″ black suspects.

    They worked security at the same niteclub together, Chauvin for 17 years and George since being released in 2014 after serving 7 years for a violent home invasion in which he stuck a loaded gun into the abdomen of an elderly woman.
    The niteclub owner is backpedaling saying they may not have known each other, the local Alderman is saying of course they knew each other, so perhaps bad blood is the motive and it’s murder rather than racism.

  153. Snoopy

    There are too many to list here (110 in all) but all of them are now on my list of companies which will benefit from my patronage.

    Identify the listed companies behind these retailers and buy their shares with your ears pinned back.

  154. cohenite

    And just for the record: cops, black and white, kill proportionally more white people than black people; and blacks kill more blacks and whites proportionally. This is an ethnic issue; what is happening in the black community is the problem.

  155. Cassie of Sydney

    “Today, now that his noise has ceased, I want to play tribute to these companies which pulled out late last year on Alan Jones’ programme. They include RSL Art Unions, Bing Lee, Snooze, Bunnings, Volkswagen, Koala Mattresses, Anytime Fitness, Total Tools, AVEO, Lowes, Chemist Warehouse, Red Cross, OMG Mattresses, Hyundai, Sleeping Duck and Scali.”

    We will ‘all celebrate here when the racist Turd known as SScumbers of Toowoomba’s noise permanently ceases….but as for the racist’s laughable list above…most of those companies quietly returned to advertising on Jones’ programme after a few weeks.

  156. thefrollickingmole

    There are too many to list here (110 in all) but all of them are now on my list of companies which will benefit from my patronage.

    Funeral homes, coffin sellers, wreath makers rejoice….

  157. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It’s time we rooted out the honey traps of Chinese intelligence in Australia.

    every chinese employee is a potential threat to either national security or corporate IP

  158. Infidel Tiger King

    so perhaps bad blood is the motive and it’s murder rather than racism.

    Thank God.

    I much rather be murdered by a cop than racismed.

  159. cohenite

    They worked security at the same niteclub together, Chauvin for 17 years and George since being released in 2014 after serving 7 years for a violent home invasion in which he stuck a loaded gun into the abdomen of an elderly woman.

    Well, that is a doozy, if true.

  160. Rowe is brilliant today.
    And contrast Trump’s response to violence to Ardern’s.
    The man can’t control himself, let alone his administration.

  161. And yet Jones is a millionaire many times over. Go figure. Not sure he gives a fuck over a bloke who will be spending his dollars in retail outlets who pulled their advertising revenue from Jones’ station.

  162. Infidel Tiger King

    It really looks like CNN HQ is about to be burnt to the ground.

    Wow!

  163. Steve trickler

    A good morning quickie….with a blown Ford 302.



  164. We will ‘all celebrate here when the racist Turd known as SScumbers of Toowoomba’s noise permanently ceases….but as for the racist’s laughable list above…most of those companies quietly returned to advertising on Jones’ programme after a few weeks.

    Oh goody.
    Karen (Cassie?) from Sydney is back.
    Her vocabulary hasn’t improved…..

  165. OldOzzie

    Nothing Inappropriate – DNI John Ratcliffe Releases Wiretapped Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts and FBI Summaries (“CR Cuts”) Of Those Transcripts…

    DNI John Ratcliffe has released the transcripts and FBI generated summaries known as “CR cuts” from the telephone calls between incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. [pdf version here].

    A fast review of the transcripts (also embed below) shows there was nothing inappropriate or improper about the conversations at all. Quite the opposite: Lt. General Flynn was direct, diplomatic, polite and represented the interests of U.S. policy from both the outgoing Obama administration and incoming Trump administration.

    The views expressed by Lt. General Flynn did not impede or obstruct outgoing Obama policy nor did they undermine any position during the transition. Any media reporting to the contrary was completely false.

    The FBI summaries or “CR Cuts”, created by FBI analysts, are what FBI Director James Comey gave to former DNI James Clapper on January 4th, for use in briefing former President Obama. The summaries are FBI interpretations of what the calls contained.

  166. Cassie of Sydney

    “1735099”

    Oh dear…the racist clearly overdosed on the dulcolax last night.

  167. feelthebern

    numbers, name a single car under the VW umbrella you can afford.

  168. Cassie of Sydney

    “Oh goody.
    Karen (Cassie?) from Sydney is back.
    Her vocabulary hasn’t improved…..”

    Funny how he never denies that he is a racist, Jooo hating turd.

  169. stackja

    I didn’t notice a lack of advertising on The AJ Show.

  170. Maj

    It really looks like CNN HQ is about to be burnt to the ground.

    Wow!

    And with that, President Trump’s re-election in November is assured.

    America is rising up and throwing off their Deep State oppressors.

  171. feelthebern

    Funny how numbers singles you out Cassie.
    Classic predatory behaviour.
    But that’s the culture he was part of.

  172. Old School Conservative

    The rise of militias and armed protesters across the US is sometimes seen as a fringe right-wing issue, but it is much broader. Armed groups have formed across the political spectrum, worsening divisions the coronavirus has exposed in American society.

    (The Australian)
    David Kilcullen writes intelligently about protestors, thugs, rioting, false flag operations, far left demonstrations and leftist gun ownership/training.

    The first time I’ve seen an impartial analysis of the range of motivations behind armed militias in the USA.

    Here’s one insight from the article:
    As Stathis Kalyvas demonstrated a decade ago in The Logic of Violence in Civil War, the worst atrocities are driven not by hate but by fear. Fear of other groups, encroachment of those groups into one’s territory and collapse of confidence in government’s ability to impartially keep the peace are the key factors that provoke communal violence. Hate follows and rationalises fear, not the other way around.

    It’s worth getting The Oz today.

  173. Infidel Tiger King

    The rest of the country knows George Floyd from several minutes of cell phone footage captured during his final hours. But in Houston’s Third Ward, they know Floyd for how he lived for decades—a mentor to a generation of young men and a “person of peace” ushering ministries into the area.

    Before moving to Minneapolis for a job opportunity through a Christian work program, the 46-year-old spent almost his entire life in the historically black Third Ward, where he was called “Big Floyd” and regarded as an “OG,” a de-facto community leader and elder statesmen, his ministry partners say.

    https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/may/george-floyd-ministry-houston-third-ward-church.html

  174. feelthebern

    Trump will ride a 2nd amendment wave to a second term.

  175. Roger

    And contrast Trump’s response to violence to Ardern’s.

    LOL. Ardern is in thrall to the most nationalist power in our region.

    Won’t say anything about the rights of Hong Kongers lest she endanger NZ’s $30 bn trade with China.

    She’s a hypocrite who only holds power courtesy NZ nationalist Winston Peters.

    Now …what’s the next talking point on your list today?

  176. Fisky

    Jack Posobiec
    @JackPosobiec
    ·
    5h
    BREAKING: President Trump has declared Hong Kong has lost its status as a Free City. Directs government to end special statuses for HK

  177. Cassie of Sydney

    “stackja
    #3467924, posted on May 30, 2020 at 10:25 am
    I didn’t notice a lack of advertising on The AJ Show.”

    Because there wasn’t. Many quietly resumed their advertising.

  178. Struth

    G’day to you Tailgunner.
    Start bleeding from the brakes furthest from the master cylinder.

  179. Infidel Tiger King

    Trump will ride a 2nd amendment wave to a second term.

    The 68 riots gave Nixon a landslide.

    Thanks Antifa!

  180. thefrollickingmole

    A few details and some reasonable reporting in this article.

    https://www.city-journal.org/progressive-politicians-watch-as-minneapolis-burns

    In 2014, shortly after his release from a Texas prison, George Floyd moved to Minnesota for a fresh start. In Minneapolis, he worked as a truck driver and as a security guard at the Conga Latin Bistro, where he was known as “Big Floyd.” A few months ago, he was laid off due to the strict stay-at-home order imposed by the state’s Democratic governor, Tim Walz. Floyd looked for work; it’s unclear if he was eligible for coronavirus-related unemployed benefits.

    Bad habits crept back in. Earlier this week, Floyd, apparently under the influence of an intoxicant, attempted to buy a package of cigarettes from a small shop in south Minneapolis with a counterfeit $20 bill. The store’s owner, Mahmod Abumayaleh, called the police. The recorded footage of the arrest showed Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin with his knee placed squarely on Floyd’s neck, while Floyd begged for mercy. Floyd, who didn’t resist arrest, died soon after. Chauvin, who was subsequently fired, had 18 prior complaints filed against him with the police department’s internal-affairs division. In a bizarre twist, it appears that Chauvin and Floyd were also once coworkers: they worked security at the same nightclub, and possibly knew each other.

    For what it’s worth, every public official responsible for the mayhem is a Democrat—the governor, the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul, and even Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, who finally had Chauvin arrested on Friday. And it was current Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar, the former county attorney, who failed to prosecute Chauvin for misdeeds in the past. Democrats collectively run a state that has one of the widest racial disparities in the country in terms of education and income.

  181. Cassie of Sydney

    “Feelthebern
    #3467926, posted on May 30, 2020 at 10:25 am
    Funny how numbers singles you out Cassie.
    Classic predatory behaviour.
    But that’s the culture he was part of.”

    Exactly Bern…he is a classic misogynist and stalker of the first degree.

  182. OldOzzie

    On a more light hearted note – a dilemma that confronts us as we age.

    Halliday: why I’m selling my rare wines

    It took half a century for James Halliday to accumulate his $1m collection of rare Burgundy wines. But at 82, he can’t drink them all.

    By JAMES HALLIDAY

    More than half a century ago I went to wine appreciation lessons conducted by the great Len Evans and I introduced myself to him, with no idea what it would lead to. From 1965, when he was appointed national promotions executive of the Australian Wine Board, until his death in 2006, he towered over the Australian fine wine landscape like no one before or since. My relationship with him started as mutual friendship, but deepened to one of unconditional love.

    In the late 1960s, relatively early in our ­friendship, I went to Len’s house in Greenwich on Sydney’s north shore for dinner and gave him a fly-casting lesson – I have a lifelong passion for fly-fishing – on the large lawn behind his house. The lesson over, he thrust a glass of red wine towards me. “What do you think of this?” he said.

    I remember the following moments as clearly as if they happened yesterday. As I moved the glass towards my nose, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up, and as I started to fully inhale the aromas I was literally rooted to the spot. I had never imagined that any red (or other) wine could have such an exquisite bouquet, one that offered yet more joy each time I swirled the glass. I lost myself in that bouquet, forgetting to taste the wine, and then, shaking myself out of the reverie, I thought: I’m afraid to taste it, lest it is less magical – a reaction I have experienced many times since.

    Instead, I took a sip, and experienced a cathedral of tastes beyond description; mere words are inadequate to do it justice. In a strangled voice, I asked: “What is it?” The answer: a 1962 La Tâche from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, maker of the world’s greatest wines, and some of the rarest.

    I have now been collecting (and consuming) wine for more than 60 years, initially with a focus on Australian wine, then expanding to experience the great wines of the world. I have written more than 70 books, and have judged wine in Australia, Europe and the US, with years as chair of the National Wine Show of Australia and at capital city wine shows. I first made wine in the Hunter Valley in 1973, as a co-founder of Brokenwood.

    Throughout all these years, the jewel in the crown of my cellar has been the wines of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. I bought my first bottle of wine from the Domaine (the French equivalent of “winery”) in 1969 or 1970, and over the years have amassed a collection, stored in the cellar under my house, that has fluctuated but ­currently stands at 260 bottles.

    While I have shared many bottles over the ­decades with friends who venerate the Domaine, I have never sold any of its wines – and the Domaine does not encourage it. As I approach my 82nd birthday, however, I have decided to sell my entire collection, which auctioneer Langton’s has given an estimated worth of upwards of $1 million.

    The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located inBurgundy, northwest France, ­comprises six main vineyards, each with its own appellation – the smallest somewhat confusingly named “La Romanée-Conti”. Four vineyards date back to the 7th century, when the construction of the Abbey of Saint-Vivant de Vergy began. In 1760, Prince de Conti bought La Romanée-Conti for an ­exorbitant price and promptly reserved the entire production for himself. After the French Revolution there were several owners until 1869, when the core of the present day DRC was assembled. The La Romanée-Conti vineyard was zealously protected from the scourge of phylloxera that swept Europe in the last quarter of the 19th century, but nevertheless the pest gradually affected yields on this hallowed ground; the 1945 vintage amounted to only 600 bottles so the vines were ripped out, the next ­vintage coming in 1952.

    It’s hard to imagine now, but it was not until 1959 that DRC’s grape-growing and winemaking business created a profit, and the first small ­dividend was paid to family shareholders. When shareholders through much of the 19th century sold their holdings it was not because they made a profit by selling, but because they could not ­sustain the losses. In earlier centuries the wealth of the nobility made the losses immaterial, and for 500 years various orders of the Church had no such thing as a balance sheet to consider.

    The value or price of a Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wine cannot be calculated by a simple price/earnings ratio. On the secondary market a price of $20,000 for a bottle of la Romanée-Conti is the minimum, and an average production of 5500 bottles per year gives rise to gross sales of $110 million a year. But such calculations are irrelevant. The families are not going to sell, period. The French Government would not condone a sale to a non-French bidder at any price. And now it is a case of the Domaine seeking to restrain prices. Highly sought after by collectors in the US, Japan, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and recently China, all the Domaine’s releases are on allocation: the ­distributors in various countries take what they are offered. Bottles are numbered, and the Domaine has made it clear to its distributors that if a wine is sold shortly after delivery, those responsible won’t be allocated wines the next year. Quiet cash sales that don’t create a ripple continue, of course.

    As collecting swelled my cellar – eventually to 10,000 bottles – I was constantly on the lookout for bottles from the Domaine. But even in the early years they were seldom, if ever, to be found on retailers’ shelves. I have bought DRCs at ­Christie’s auctions in London, from Negociants (the Australian distributors since 1984) and direct from the Domaine. The oldest bottles were from 1942, some notable vintages being 1948, 1962, 1971 and (my all-time favourite) 1978.

    In 1998, my wife and I were among a group of wine friends, led by Gary Steel, founder/owner of Domaine Wine Shippers, who bought a house in the tiny town of Monthélie, France. Our visits have always been in May, and the most important of the numerous visits to the foremost Burgundy domaines was to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. These days, the booming global interest in fine wine means it is virtually impossible to arrange a visit, especially if it is the first, and it’s now necessary for even longstanding clients to arrange a visit months before the event.

    Over the decades I have staged or been to many great dinners featuring great Bordeaux, ­Burgundies and some of Australia’s rarest wines, dating from the 19th century. In 2005, a year before Len Evans’ death, a Single Bottle Club ­dinner had a magnum of 1929 Romanée-Conti as its ­highlight, purchased from a Belgian cellar for $60,000. Sixteen of the 27 wines were from 1929, and therein lies a song. Len was born in August 1930, a dreadful vintage across France; 1929, on the other hand, was a great vintage, and the year of his ­conception. So it was this we celebrated.

    I have given freely of the greatest wines in my cellar for such occasions, because I absolutely believe these wines should be shared with those who understand and appreciate them. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines have ­usually been my contribution. Yet I have never sat down at home and opened a bottle of DRC to drink at dinner. Don’t get me wrong: if the occasion at home is a special one, I do not hesitate to open memorable bottles. If anyone says, “But they’re so expensive/valuable”, my response is that it doesn’t cost me anything to bring them up out of the ­cellar. At one stage in the not-so-distant past I had more than half a dozen bottles of La Romanée-Conti – the most highly prized of all DRC wines – but haven’t been replenishing the stock because the market demand from all corners of the globe has taken the price to stratospheric levels.

    Domaine de la Romanée-Conti gave me so much joy for so many years; it became central to my wine life. The joy has been enhanced by the pleasure, verging on a sense of awe, it has aroused in those who have shared the wines with me. I have the tasting notes and the menus from most of the 100 or so great dinners featuring DRC wines I have been to over the past 50-plus years.

    My heart is deeply saddened by this sale, but I hope it will be the opportunity for the many wine lovers around the world to start or add to a ­collection of these wines. And my sadness has been assuaged by the knowledge that my memories of the wines will never fade.

    Almost 60 years after it was made, that 1962 La Tâche is still a beautiful wine. l

    The Langton’s auction will be online and open from May 30 to June 28.

    THE VINEYARDS

    Echézeaux: A vineyard that produces highly expressive wines, with a seductive floral bouquet and a sweet red fruit palate, the tannins silky.

    Grands-Echézeaux: Within the Domaine, this is simply known as The Grand, a clear endorsement of its quality. Its wines are richer and more structured than those of Echézeaux, with darker fruits and a hint of game (in the best sense).

    Romanée-St-Vivant: I have always loved wines from this vineyard, even before the many improvements made in its management since the Domaine purchased it outright. It manages to be intense yet gloriously fragrant and fine as silk. I rank it third behind La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche.

    Richebourg: Many devotees of the Domaine rate this vineyard second to La Romanée-Conti, pointing to the velvety power of its wines. I think Richebourg wines need longer to open up, and arguably emerge close to the best.

    La Tâche: It has been said many times and proved many times that for the first 20 years or so, wines from La Tâche and La Romanée-Conti are difficult to tell apart. It is easy to rate La Tâche best because of the incredible fragrance of its wines and the prodigious length of their palate and aftertaste.

    La Romanée-Conti: I’ve had more than my fair share of La Romanée-Conti wines over the years; the most compelling was a 1956, served blind in the Domaine’s cellars. The vines were barely 10 years old, yet it was a truly extraordinary wine from an appalling vintage.

  183. thefrollickingmole

    Can Wand almost directly plagerise a Guardian article without attribution??

    Why yes, yes it can.

    But none of the remedial action, including an extra dump button, worked. While advertisers drifted back after withdrawing initially when he said Gillard’s father “died of shame”, this time they never came back.

    The companies which pulled out late last year include RSL Art Unions, Bing Lee, Snooze, Bunnings, Volkswagen, Koala Mattresses, Anytime Fitness, Total Tools, AVEO, Lowes, Chemist Warehouse, Red Cross, OMG Mattresses, Hyundai, Sleeping Duck and Scali.

    Low energy
    Plagiarist.
    Believe me.
    Sad.

  184. feelthebern

    RSL Art Unions (these appear to be an idiot tax, so spend away).
    Bing Lee (you could afford a toaster).
    Snooze (your wife’s been demanding separate beds for the last decade).
    Bunnings (you can afford a hammer).
    Volkswagen (you can’t afford).
    Koala Mattresses (see Snooze).
    Anytime Fitness (you couldn’t afford the membership).
    Total Tools (maybe a hammer).
    AVEO (too pricey for you, you’ll have to settle for one of those places where the oldies get kero baths).
    Lowes (this is your price range).
    Chemist Warehouse (PBS meds are cheap).
    Red Cross (why are these grifters advertising).
    OMG Mattresses (what’s with you & mattresses, did you & your teacher mates have to replace them often).
    Hyundai (yep, maybe a used one is in your price range).
    Sleeping Duck (more mattresses, how many soiled mattresses are you replacing).
    Scali (you can’t afford this).

  185. r/murderedbywords

    Can’t decide between a Hyundai Active X (one step up from bottom spec) AWD diesel and a Golf Alltrack.

    Advice and no mercy please, but I do not tolerate mechanical ignorance…no electric vehicle, MX-5 or “eco friendly” nonsense please.

  186. Robber Baron

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING
    Victorian businesses will face fines if they ask employees to return to work following a public health move branded ‘ridiculous’.

    #BeijingDan will be rolled by Christmas.

  187. Old School Conservative

    Today, now that his noise has ceased

    Wrong (again).
    A column in the Telegraph.
    A column in the Australian.
    Two nights per week on Sky.

    If that’s ceasing “noise”, I can’t wait for Jones to further upset the spineless left with a wider range of media engagements.

  188. egg_

    TheHunchback of Spring St is making Cain/Kirner look pretty good. This time there will be no exodus there will be nothing left.

    The ALP virus is going to kill the host.

  189. rickw

    #BeijingDan will be rolled by Christmas.

    I don’t think we can wait that long, it needs to happen within four weeks.

    ALP, get this dog turd out of the middle of your lounge room!

  190. feelthebern

    Dot (or Dot’s woman).

  191. Boambee John

    Kind of the bin chicken to list a few companies that need to feel the impact of consumer power, which goes both ways.

  192. Ed Case

    Here’s the niteclub connection, dates are confusing, no mention of the 7 years George spent locked up:
    https://thegrio.com/2020/05/29/george-floyd-derek-chauvin-coworkers-nightclub/
    Known as Big Floyd, he was a 6’6” star Tight End High School football player in Texas in the early 1990s.
    On remand for 2 years from 2007, George accepted a plea deal on Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault charges on a woman and served 5 years.
    https://www.wavy.com/news/national/george-floyd-victim-in-police-encounter-had-started-new-life-in-minnesota/

  193. Bar Beach Swimmer

    How rooted is Victoria ?

    A. More rooted than you think.

  194. Snoopy

    I wouldn’t buy any diesel these days.

  195. Geriatric Mayfly

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Friday, May Victorian businesses will face fines if they ask employees to return to work following a public health move branded ‘ridiculous’.

    Not ridicurous. Silently they are saying of Beria’s Bestie, “We hear you. We believe you.”

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Anytime Fitness (you couldn’t afford the membership).

    Wasn’t Numbers skiting that D.V.A. paid for his gym membership?

  197. Farmer Gez

    Oh where, oh where is John Constantine now the China Syndrome has infected our State.
    The man was at Zen Master level in reading the green tea leaves.
    It all has come to pass.

  198. egg_

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING
    Victorian businesses will face fines if they ask employees to return to work following a public health move branded ‘ridiculous’.

    Threatening employers with $100k fines if they break social distancing laws because he needs to keep public transport at 15% usage ’cause da virus.
    [Refer to SkyNews video upthread]
    Control.freak

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