Open Forum: July 11, 2020

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  1. Bruce of Newkarsell.
    #3511470, posted on July 13, 2020 at 9:01 am
    Excellent article.
    “Madness is all around us. The public is adopting a personality disorder I’ve been treating my whole career.”
    Robert Heinleins “The Crazy Years” are upon us.

  2. MatrixTransform

    That is bullshit. The details you obsess over are insignificant.

    LOL … you cracked him … the Tard’s gone energizer bunny

  3. Megan

    The truth.
    Mater delivered

    The gutless wonder has exceeded all expectations and moved into complete clown territory. Funnier than the comedy channel.

  4. dover_beach

    Liberals in Europe are in anguish because Duda is opposed to gay ‘marriage’, adoption for same-sex couples, and the promotion of gender ideology in schools and public institutions. That is homophobic/ transphobic, dontcha know!

  5. Armadillo

    Don’t worry about it. They’ll probably go away after a few months.

    That’s what my publican and tobacconist reckons. Those money hungry bastards know not to kill the golden goose.

    If they start advising me to consult a medical practitioners, that’s the time to hit the panic button.

  6. notafan

    Boambee

    Sorry to hear it.

    Dad and uncle were supposed to be part of the invasion of the Philippines but didn’t go because of dispute with Americans over something.

    Luck plays it part.

  7. cohenite

    This fucking submarine: the frogs absolutely rooted us while eating escargots and quaffing Dom Pérignon:

    To help the defence department a naval board was set up consisting of some of the best US and Australian defence equipment experts.

    Australia has now received its first inkling of how we were trapped as a result of the cross questioning in Senate estimates of a member of the Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board, Ron Finlay, by Penny Wong. Finlay is one of Australia’s most experienced infrastructure lawyers.

    FINLAY: “In my experience of many decades of negotiating major contracts, if you do not have an alternative of either going to bidder B or cancelling the project, yes, you are captured in a negotiation with few options. That does increase the number of issues that can become a block to concluding the negotiations”.

    WONG: Were we captured?

    FINLAY : “Sorry?”

    WONG: “Were we captured?”

    FINLAY : “Well, we had down selected to one. That was a matter of government policy before my time. Or before the board’s time.”

    Finlay should have gone further. In my view the truth is we were well and truly captured. In 2015-16 the French sent to Australia a magnificent team of negotiators who painted a fantastic picture of Australian content and submarine research collaboration. We could have a vessel akin to a nuclear submarine using conventional batteries. We fell in love with the French and cancelled all other options.

    The French do not take prisoners and once they had no rivals they removed all those who had done the deal and replaced them with people with totally different aims.

    As the dangers unfolded the Naval Board recommended that Defence examine alternatives should negotiations not succeed.. And they went further, saying that if a deal could not be done “Defence consider if proceeding is in the national interest”

    Sadly the Naval Board did not press hard enough.

    Finlay says the advisory board “does not recall being advised of the extent of Defence’s outreach to alternative submarine vendors in 2018 to ascertain and make an up-to-date appraisal of each alternative vendor’s capacity to provide an alternative option’’.

    Finlay admits the Defence assessment process was an internal Defence “tabletop” exercise.

    And the advisory board “did not express any concerns about the thoroughness of the process”.

    The simple conclusion is that although Defence was required to look at alternative vendors, they did so through their own internal process They did not established terms of reference for the review; they did not engage foreign representatives and no formal advice was put together or prepared for the responsible minister.

    The Payne-Reynolds mess is just the start of the repercussions of those failures.

    And remember this is Australia’s largest and most important defence contract, at a time when our region is now far more dangerous.

  8. Armadillo

    It’s a bit like me handing over the telephone number for “Gamblers Anonymous” to a customer.

    I’d rather slit my own wrists before that happens.

  9. cohenite

    The submarine contract negotiations with Australian reps and the frogs:

  10. Notafan:

    We are being treated as a low trust society because our government imported a low trust society, who behaved exactly as they always do.

    Straight to the poolroom.

  11. MatrixTransform

    Funnier than the comedy channel.

    He’ll be on the phone to the Human Rights Commission doing a Karen

    … unleash the lawyers

  12. MatrixTransform

    That’s what my publican and tobacconist reckons.

    publicans can help with gout too.

  13. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘He’ll be on the phone to the Human Rights Commission doing a Karen’

    If only there was a pro bono advocate of some kind available.

  14. Cassie of Sydney

    “dover_beach
    #3511969, posted on July 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm
    Liberals in Europe are in anguish because Duda is opposed to gay ‘marriage’, adoption for same-sex couples, and the promotion of gender ideology in schools and public institutions. That is homophobic/ transphobic, dontcha know!”

    Comforting to see a country and politician stand up for traditional values and against the cult of progressive wokism and all its accompanying woke degeneracies. I guess Duda will now be subjected to the usual far-left smears…..that he is far-right, that he is a neo nazi, that he is a white supremacist nationalist….just like Orban is smeared. Oh wait…Duda already is.

  15. Delta A

    I can assure you that decent women cringe in disgust when they see their ‘sisters’ behaving so appallingly.

    While I don’t endorse entirely Struth’s call for women’s banishment to the kitchen, I’m inclined to believe that they shouldn’t be allowed the degree of unjustified power that they enjoy. They – particularly leftists – have caused enormous problems withing the precincts of their power: the mayor of Seattle, the mayor of Sydney and, in our immediate experience, once PM Julia Gillard. And many, many more.

    All of these women have enjoyed special support simply because they are women. Ability is a secondary priority to gender. This is ridiculous.

    I love being a woman and everything that goes with that, including the special gifts women offer to their family and their community. And while I’m not saying that none should aspire to positions of influence, they should be selected on merit, not their genitalia.

  16. JD

    HisPanic Vote in the Bag!

  17. Armadillo

    Finlay admits the Defence assessment process was an internal Defence “tabletop” exercise.

    I’ve encountered that term in reporting a few times recently (in relation to the US). WTF does it mean?

    I’ve also heard the insurance industry use the term “desktop assessment”. My experience with that is someone in the office who has never been “on site” just fabricates stuff to minimise cost and keep their boss happy.

  18. thefrollickingmole

    I’ve been getting chest pains. Thought here was the logical place to check first.

    Lets go through the basics.
    Pain radiating to your left arm/jaw.
    Model T parked on your chest with a one eyed sheep shagger laughing maniacally shouting “finally got you you bastard” or similar.
    A slight rotting smell.

    This instructional video may help.

  19. thefrollickingmole

    Finlay admits the Defence assessment process was an internal Defence “tabletop” exercise.

    Heres the process
    .https://www.dndbeyond.com/sources/basic-rules/step-by-step-characters

  20. Roger

    Finlay admits the Defence assessment process was an internal Defence “tabletop” exercise.

    So will anyone involved be demoted…lose their job…be hung from a gibbet as a warning to others?

    (OK, the last may be a tad harsh.)

    No, I didn’t think so.

    We are not a serious country.

    We are

  21. notafan

    Farmer Gez

    I don’t want to give away too much info but they opted for a very specific career path that didn’t involve flying.

    Much like Whittaker snr i expect.

  22. zyconoclast

    Australia has now received its first inkling of how we were trapped as a result of the cross questioning in Senate estimates of a member of the Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board, Ron Finlay, by Penny Wong. Finlay is one of Australia’s most experienced infrastructure lawyers.

    How can you be trapped if you deliberately chose to do everything that has caused you to be in the current situation?

  23. Boambee John

    otafan
    #3511972, posted on July 13, 2020 at 6:03 pm
    Boambee

    Sorry to hear it.

    Dad and uncle were supposed to be part of the invasion of the Philippines but didn’t go because of dispute with Americans over something.

    Luck plays it part.

    Luck, particularly in tbe Navy. If you look at the deaths in the RAN in WW II, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Australia, Yarra and Parramatta cover most of them. Other ships had quite small numbers.

  24. Ed Case

    HisPanic Vote in the Bag!

    Get real.
    He’s an immigrant from Spain, his only connection with Mexican-Americans is he sells them canned food.
    Hispanic designation is nonsense introduced by Nixon to fudge Crime Figures.
    They ain’t voting Trump or R in the SouthWest on the say so of some spaniard.
    Cuban liar Ted Cruz was almost turfed from the Senate 2 years ago by a skateboarding Irish dork in Texas.
    Trump’s strategy in the South West is to convince Mexicans to stay home on November 3.
    Barring dramatic events between now and then, it’s his best shot.

  25. Top Ender

    The term African-American is an idiocy, and then onward…

  26. Tintarella di Luna

    I love being a woman and everything that goes with that, including the special gifts women offer to their family and their community. And while I’m not saying that none should aspire to positions of influence, they should be selected on merit, not their genitalia.

    Hear! Hear! Delta A

  27. Boambee John

    Re the Froggie tadpoles,

    We fell in love with the French and cancelled all other options.

    Abbott had favoured the Japanese. For that reason, Turnbull would never have had a bar of them.

    Petty, nasty, little man.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Top Ender
    #3512000, posted on July 13, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Hey, Top Ender, I’m haunting my local post office, waiting for your book to be delivered…….

  29. Boambee John

    For that reason alone, Turnbull …

  30. Cassie of Sydney

    “I love being a woman and everything that goes with that, including the special gifts women offer to their family and their community. And while I’m not saying that none should aspire to positions of influence, they should be selected on merit, not their genitalia.”

    Bravo Delta.

  31. Armadillo

    How can you be trapped if you deliberately chose to do everything that has caused you to be in the current situation?

    Ambushed isn’t quite the correct term either. Corrupted might be more accurate.

  32. egg_

    The Evidence Acts have provisions that are based on the high Court’s reasoning.

    Only to exclude identification of a defendant from a photograph? Does not exclude identification of a missing person? In a preliminary hearing?

    Aren’t there claims that Falconio’s blood on the road was mixed with animal blood?
    If so, how good is that as evidence?
    Without the blood sample, we only only have Lees’ bizarre testimony for anything.
    Viz: a missing person.

  33. MatrixTransform

    Bravo Delta.

    Tango? Foxtrot?

  34. Entropy

    JC
    #3511857, posted on July 13, 2020 at 3:39 pm
    FMD

    One of the most adorable gals in Hollywood for the past few decades has died. Kelly Preston, who really did look a lot like Grace Kelly is finito.

    Ever since I first saw her in Bill and Teds excellent adventure I have always had a thing for her. And then the motel scene with Arnie in twins. Best thing about the movie. John Travolta has always stood a bit higher in my opinion because of his taste in wives. And unlike most Hollywood people, they stayed together.

  35. Top Ender

    You’re luckier than me Zulu – I haven’t got my author copies yet.

    The publisher is linked with Simon and Schuster, who have some sort of new system, so….

  36. Armadillo

    Hear! Hear! Delta A

    Meh. She’s not exactly too concerned about the possible impending death of a male contributor.

    Spare us the “special gifts women offer family and community” stuff. Empathy for blokes isn’t highly rated. It’s all about the kids. And shoes.

  37. egg_

    Less than half a litre of backpacker Peter Falconio’s blood was found at the scene where he was allegedly murdered, a court heard.

    Forensic biologist Carmen Eckhoff told Darwin Magistrates Court people who give blood usually donate more than half a litre.

  38. Delta A

    Meh. She’s not exactly too concerned about the possible impending death of a male contributor.

    Aren’t you dead yet?

  39. Farmer Gez

    Entropy.
    Was Kelly Preston even in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure?
    You’re not thinking of Mischief are you?

  40. Credlin’s inhouse commo Nick Reece declaring that super is “Australia’s retirement savings”.

    Actual OWNERS of the money have no rights as far as Labor is concerned.

  41. kaysee

    Instead of one very long comment, I have split what I want to say into three long comments.
     
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    1/
     
    Over the past month, I’ve posted comments, videos, and links to articles, on the subject of political ideologies. It was not an idle or random topic. There have been ongoing debates (at times, heated) on the subject, and this led me into research, as I wanted to clarify for myself what these terms/groups mean:
    Conservative, Liberal (as in left-wing), and Libertarian.
     
    I invited others on the forum, who may have an expertise in any of these areas, to share essays on the topic – but there were no takers. The purpose was not for some high-level intellectual debate, but rather an opportunity to verify where we stand, and what we stand for, on this socio-political spectrum. I have seen from forum comments, that there are some who flip-flop across the ideologies.
     
    Those who are troubled by the state of our country and the world can be classified into three groups:
    1. Yes, there is a problem, but I’ll sit and whinge about it.
    2. Yes, there is a problem, but it is too big for me to make any difference. It is like trying to fill a swimming pool with water, using a teaspoon.
    3. Yes, there is a problem, but I’d like to play my part, even if it is just a tiny bit, in the huge pool.
     
    For those in Group 3, I don’t have the answers. What I have are suggestions. And sharing from my experience. Learning from the suggestions and experiences of others. And hoping that others who feel the same way will join in, so that all our teaspoons together may fill a greater part of the pool, and we can achieve something. Even if we don’t win, we go down fighting.
     
    I estimate from following the threads, that the majority of commenters here are Conservatives. I know that many are fighting the battle in their own way, sometimes quietly and anonymously, as it may be necessary to protect their identities.
     
    I see two ways that we can work:
    1. As Individuals
    2. As a Group
     
    It is while functioning as a group, that Conservatives fare badly. We can debate endlessly, scoring points and votes, but find it difficult to work cohesively, to unite, to achieve something. (I can, if anyone is interested, give you two examples from over the past month, here at this forum, to illustrate this point.)

  42. vr

    I am watching Bolt for the first time. Does he not use a teleprompter. Not a polished presenter.

  43. Armadillo

    Aren’t there claims that Falconio’s blood on the road was mixed with animal blood?
    If so, how good is that as evidence?

    A dazed hemophilliac dingo dragged him from a moving car.

  44. kaysee

    2/
     
    Working as Individuals
     
    1. Writing letters to media, politicians, and so on
    (already being done by some)
     
    2. Sharing information
    (as we are doing on this forum)
    This includes not just information from other sources, but also examples of what we are doing at a personal level, so that others can do the same, if possible. Often, we do something from habit, but realise there may be another option, only after it has been shared by someone. And that simple change can make a difference.
     
    3. Sharing /debating with others in our family-social circle if possible, (without bloodshed), in the hope that somewhere, somehow, we can shake their woke beliefs, and plant a thinking seed.
     
    Working as a Group
     
    Take a look at any of the woke groups: Extinction R, BLM, Sleeping midgets.
    What these groups lacks in intelligence and logic, they make up in unity. However misguided and foolish, they mobilise the willing troops and wreck havoc.
     
    Conservatives, on the other hand, will sit in their lofty ivory towers and write philosophical tracts, while down below, the sheeple smash society to smithereens.
     
    No, we don’t get back with a similar destruction. But, at the same time, we have to learn how to use their methods to our advantage. We have the attributes of reason and intelligent thinking on our side. Instead of quibbling semantics, and engaging in pointless arguments, we look for common grounds to unite and work together.
     
    Individual vs Group result:
     
    You, as Joe/Jill Bloggs (the individual):
    – Contact your newspaper and tell them that you are disappointed about a certain issue …. and that you are cancelling your subscription.
    Their reaction: Some waffling, but pretty much …. Sorry to see you go.
    – Or you contact the business that has pulled its advertising from a certain TV show….. and you tell them that you will not be patronising their business in the future.
    Their reaction: Some waffling, but pretty much …. Sorry to see you go.
    – You contact a politician ………
    The reaction: Some waffling, but no action.
     
    On the other hand, let’s say that there is a Catallaction Club with 47 signed-up members. The club also has some “followers”. Add to that, the club members have families, friends, relatives.
     
    You, as Club Secretary (of a group):
    – Contact your newspaper to complain ……
    – Or you contact a business that has stopped advertising on a TV show……
    – Or contact a politician ……
    The reaction: Sorry to see you go? I think not.
     
    Now, there will be naysayers. Ready to list the roadblocks, their arguments, their armchair philosophy. I have no interest in them.

  45. Digits:

    My father (ex-RAAF PNG) understood he was fighting Fascism, not Socialism, as did his fellow ex-service personnel in WW2.

    Well, (puts hands on hips – adopts a belligerent stance.) My father ex RAAF Burma – Armourer, was over there brewing jungle juice, getting three feeds a day, and a pair of boots. My stepfather was in PNG ex Infantry Corps, brewing jungle juice, getting three feeds a day sometimes, and a pair of boots. Mum joined the AWAs – giving up a career as a violinist at the Conservatorium of Music to do her bit. She packed supplies and parachute packs for the lads in PNG. Always wondered about the amount of sugar Dad and Jack wanted.
    Mum was at Cowra for the breakout – they were marched from barracks to work stations with an armed guard for weeks. She mentioned the blankets covering the bodies the next day and never forgave the Japs.
    And that’s our families glorious martial tradition from WW2. (Apart from Uncle Ted, Aunty Marge, etc) None of them were fighting Fascism, Imperialism, Socialism. They were fighting our enemies. They were recognised by the fact that they were shooting at us or dropping bombs on our cities.
    None of them ever wanted anything more than to the whole bloody mess over and done with so they could go home.
    Your dad must have had a fine education to have been so discerning in his understanding of the enemy.
    Must have been a officer? General, perhaps? At least a Brigadier? Our family highest ranker was Jack – he made Sergeant – three times.
    A hint, Digits:
    “There is nothing wrong with being a jerk – the disgrace comes with bragging about it in public, day after frigging day, and hoping it brings a little cachet into one’s miserable social life.”

  46. Armadillo

    Aren’t you dead yet?

    Only my soul.

  47. MatrixTransform

    Only my soul.

    …plus margin

  48. Delta A

    One soul for sale, hardly used. Going cheap.

  49. kaysee

    3/
     
    Again, I repeat. I don’t have the answers. The problem is huge. It has been snowballing over decades. I am trying to start up a process of constructive discussion, of what we can do, individually, and as well as together. Some suggestions may be unworkable, and need to be tossed out. Others may be good, or lead to something useful.
     
    This does not advocate the use of intimidation, violence or the cancel culture. We support those who support the principle of freedom and free speech. Not gutless businesses, spineless politicians, biased media.
     
    If you have no genuine interest, use your scroller. If you want to share what can be done, or what you are doing, (without revealing your identity), join in.
     
    Over the past week, Rafe and Cardimona have been trying to get some action, by involving others on the forum to write to their local MPs. That’s doing something. Small steps to begin. Better than doing nothing.
     
    There are many here who have valuable resources: Time, Energy, Expertise in specific areas, Ideas, Skills. Some may even have spare dollars.
     
    Can we reflect and consider whether we can pool our resources in some way, to do something positive, individually, and together?

  50. egg_

    Mr Wild rejected as “ridiculous” suggestions by Murdoch’s defence team that the DNA may have got on the t-shirt either by primary or secondary transfer from a chair or wall at a takeaway chicken shop both Murdoch and the English couple both visited in Alice Springs on the same day.

    Witnesses saw Murdoch, Falconio and Lees in the Alice Springs KFC at 1 pm the day that Falconio disappeared.

  51. Des Deskperson

    ‘It was also a week when a young journalist told me that when interviewed for a job at the ABC they were asked to name their favourite politicians. What an offensive test; ‘

    Assuming this is true – and I find it hard to believe that even the ABC would ask such a fraught question in a job interview – then it was a prima facie breach of section 3 (1) of the Australian Human Rights Act 1986 that includes, in its definition of discrimination:

    ‘any distinction, exclusion or preference made on the basis of … political opinion .. that has the effect of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or treatment in employment or occupation.’

    unless it is ‘based on the inherent requirements of the job’

    which, given the ABC’s charter, it certainly isn’t.

    So the question could reasonably be perceived as intended to take political opinion into account in the selection process: not only offensive, but unlawful. The young interviewee should lodge a complaint with the ARHC.

  52. Armadillo

    (I can, if anyone is interested, give you two examples from over the past month, here at this forum, to illustrate this point.)

    Knock yourself out. nUmbers doesn’t seem to care if anyone is interested or not.

    Go for it.

  53. egg_

    He also reminded the jury that specialist testing found DNA consistent with Murdoch’s on the gearstick of the couple’s Kombi, and deep within the layers of cabletie restraints used to bind Ms Lees.

    IIRC only the shirt DNA evidence was allowed.

  54. Calli:

    I presume the surge in gun crime in NYC is over bread too.

    No Calli. The gun crime is a figment of your imagination. Those people ‘shot’ were in the path of lamington supplies being trebucheted over the borders into the valiant resistors of ‘Fascist Free Redoubts’.
    Ever been hit by a hypervelocity lamington at Mach 9? They cause terrible wounds and stains you wouldn’t believe. And when the crumbs dry out, can cause terrible gravel rash if they get into yer knickers.

  55. Old School Conservative

    Winston – great avatar.

  56. egg_

    A dazed hemophilliac dingo dragged him from a moving car.

    And buried him, just like Azaria.

  57. Cassie of Sydney

    “Assuming this is true – and I find it hard to believe that even the ABC would ask such a fraught question in a job interview – then it was a prima facie breach of section 3 (1) of the Australian Human Rights Act 1986 that includes, in its definition of discrimination:

    ‘any distinction, exclusion or preference made on the basis of … political opinion .. that has the effect of nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or treatment in employment or occupation.’

    unless it is ‘based on the inherent requirements of the job’

    which, given the ABC’s charter, it certainly isn’t.”

    I don’t find it “it hard to believe that the ABC would ask such a fraught question”…in fact I find it entirely believable. Every day their ABC is in contravention of its charter.

  58. Tintarella di Luna

    John Travolta has always stood a bit higher in my opinion because of his taste in wives. And unlike most Hollywood people, they stayed together.

    And they certainly had a lot of challenges and ‘to death do us part’ certainly was their devoted measure.

  59. zyconoclast

    Chinese fixer targets FIVE Prime Ministers: New evidence of Beijing’s infiltration of British Establishment as it emerges leading figure ‘tasked with grooming foreign elites’ met politicians including Boris Johnson, David Cameron and Tony Blair
    Zhirong Hu has also met former Prime Ministers Theresa May and Gordon Brown
    He leads the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
    Academics say its mission is to groom top ‘business, political and media leaders’

  60. notafan

    There was a mobile Red Cross Blood bank at the alleged murder site and noone thought to interview them?

    Disgraceful.

  61. custard

    I haven’t seen the evidences as laid out in the Murdoch case but I’m sure my step-sis evidence would be there. I’m sure a kind Cat is already across this.

  62. More fuckwittery afoot. From the Hun in relation to the NBA:

    NBA superstar LeBron James said he would opt out of wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey because it doesn’t ‘resonate with his mission’.
    James is passing on the NBA’S plan to help bring attention to racial inequality – by having players wear messages such as ‘I Can’t Breathe’ instead of their family names on their uniforms. He has often spoken out against racism and police brutality in the US.
    “It was no disrespect to the list that was handed to all the players…just something that didn’t seriously resonate with my mission, my goal.” James said.
    Most players have decided to pick a social justice message when play resumes in Orlando, Florida on July 30.
    James is one of just 17 players out of the 285 who have opted to continue using their family names on their uniforms.

    Now if the NBA were serious about racial inequality or whatever, they would mandate that each team roster have 50 percent white men playing, and high earners such as James be capped.
    James is on the Mount Rushmore of basketball so I reckon that there could well be more than 17 going back to their family name just because of him.

  63. Delta A

    Yes, Kaysee, there are several Cats actively working towards change. And I agree that group activism is very effective; just look at Getup, Extinction Rebellion et al.

    It would be great to have similar, conservative movements, but I have found over the years that conservatives are not inclined to work in groups, especially when radical action might be required.

    We can’t even organise credible political movements: AC the prime example of this deficit.

    However, I am loath to quash the ambitions of anyone willing to give it a go. Your Catallaction Club certainly has merit. I would join in an instant.

  64. egg_

    The identifications (and in particular the second one) made by Brown are just about useless, being, as they were, based on a photograph of Falconio alone, and not as a one of a group of photos of other men (a photo board). The High Court has accepted that in such cases there is a significant danger that the witness (Brown) will transfer the image in the photo he was shown to the face of the person her saw in the shop. The Evidence Acts have provisions that are based on the high Court’s reasoning.

    I would not be surprised if the magistrate did not allow the evidence in. Do you know what the magistrate did?

    I believe it’s reported that Defence presented it as evidence c. 5 Dec 2005 in the murder trial.

  65. egg_

    There was a mobile Red Cross Blood bank at the alleged murder site and noone thought to interview them?

    Even Numbers would be ashamed of that one.

  66. zyconoclast

    Date turns to horror after a man realises his ‘female’ date is actually a 44-year-old guy who performed oral sex on him while he was blindfolded

    He had previously been sentenced for similar offending in February of that year.

    But his lawyer argued he had a complex and traumatic background, was ‘profoundly ashamed’ of his behaviour, had a ‘severe’ psychosexual traits and suffered from a depressive disorder.

    Valsamakis will be sentenced at the end of the month on charges of rape by compelling sexual penetration and also possessing a schedule 4 poison for the Viagra.

  67. Mark A

    Armadillo
    #3512037, posted on July 13, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    I was meaning to ask but you are seldom around, how do you conduct business these days?
    On the phone or internet, can you attend meetings now in person?

  68. Cassie of Sydney

    “Witnesses saw Murdoch, Falconio and Lees in the Alice Springs KFC at 1 pm the day that Falconio disappeared.”

    That means nothing….or perhaps that’s where Murdoch first targeted them..serial killers frequently target and then hung their victims. Were Murdoch, Falconia and Lees seen shmoozing, talking and lunching with each other at the Alice Springs KFC?

  69. Armadillo

    Over the past week, Rafe and Cardimona have been trying to get some action, by involving others on the forum to write to their local MPs.

    Barney is my local member and a contributor here is his new FIL. My family has been associated with his family for almost 100 years.

    I very much doubt me writing to him is going to make any difference whatsoever.

  70. Armadillo

    I was meaning to ask but you are seldom around, how do you conduct business these days?

    In the shadows.

  71. Eyrie

    “Robert Heinleins “The Crazy Years” are upon us.”

    No Winston, what we are living through is MUCH worse than that. Heinlein was a hopeless optimist.

  72. Cassie of Sydney

    “Barney is my local member.”

    Lucky you…my local “Liberal” member is a wet lettuce leaf.

  73. kaysee

    Delta, as I’ve said, I don’t have the answers. But like many others, I feel concerned about what is happening. This forum is a great place for us to gather and share and learn. At least, we know we are not alone, as we meet kindred spirits here.
     
    But there is a feeling of helplessness because words are not enough. We need to find a way to do more. And maybe, there are some who can work together as a group. That is why I am suggesting that we can start with constructive discussions about what we can do.

  74. Cassie of Sydney

    “But there is a feeling of helplessness because words are not enough. We need to find a way to do more. And maybe, there are some who can work together as a group. That is why I am suggesting that we can start with constructive discussions about what we can do.”

    Agree Kaysee.

  75. Has JC been in with the Tesla updates yet?
    Up another 14%
    Sheesh

  76. egg_

    Were Murdoch, Falconia and Lees seen shmoozing, talking and lunching with each other at the Alice Springs KFC?

    Several witnesses placed them there at the same time (1 pm), but not together, I believe.
    I believe that Falconio and Lees left Alice Springs c. 4:30pm, according to Lees.

  77. MatrixTransform

    Daughter got the sniffles.
    got tested yesterday
    and got the answer back before 5pm

    depends who, how and why apparently

  78. Delta A

    That is why I am suggesting that we can start with constructive discussions about what we can do.

    That would be excellent. I hope that those with experience of group activism will contribute… looking at you, Struth, for starters. And there are many more who post commonsense, realistic observations day after day.

    There’s a good deal of talent on The Cat.

  79. Cassie of Sydney

    “egg_
    #3512066, posted on July 13, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Several witnesses placed them there at the same time (1 pm), but not together, I believe.
    I believe that Falconio and Lees left Alice Springs c. 4:30pm, according to Lees.”

    He probably hunted them down. Killers do that. You know…I just feel incredibly sad for the Falconio family..especially having this dredged up…..a lot of this is salacious…it must be causing them enormous pain…they deserve to have their son’s body returned to them.

  80. Mother Lode:

    Like the myth that the German Army was never defeated in the field it was repeated so often, so forcefully, and so blatantly, that people began to believe it must be true.

    The German Army was beaten in the field. It was in fact, hammered into the dirt, shot, burnt, dug up, shot again, sent to the Russian Front, frozen, fed through one of Saddam’s mincing machines, dropped from 10000 meters into the Atlantic Ocean and eaten by the greatest population explosion of Krill – which incidently was responsible for the quick recovery of the whale population to prewar levels due to eating so many of the Kreigsmarine submarine volunteers that were served up for them.
    The destruction of the German Army and the German State was a marvelous template for how we should treat all our enemies – domestic and foreign.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debellatio

  81. notafan

    I don’t think so eggie.

    The presence of less than half a litre of blood at a murder scene suggests what?

    Only a flesh wound?

    Nothing bad happened?

    Was there any suggestion that Falconio died of exsanguination?

    You weren’t there, you didn’t investigate the matter, you weren’t involved in the trial but now you are an SME taking the side of a one sided tv show.

    You should give us your expert view of mafs too.

  82. kaysee

    I very much doubt me writing to him is going to make any difference whatsoever.

    Why not? He could use the number of letters he received to make his case in Parliament. And if there are several MPs who say that they received letters on the same subject, the sum total of letters would prove that there are so many people concerned about the issue.

  83. One takeout from my Sunday drive (over 700k’s) was that the rural Viccos are shitscared of their own Lockdown 2. Disappointing, no heart.
    Had to lie to the barkeep to get a beer in Chiltern, even Wayne in the smokepit was scared and wanted to keep the Yarragrad comrades locked down.
    The birds in the Warburton bakery gave off a similar vibe.
    The speed of the Othering of fellow citizens as dangerous and best contained took me by surprise.
    My own brother in Shepparton was the same when I text him my alibi cover story so he could cover me if I got questioned by the jacks.
    The sheep are terrified, but think silence and obedience will protect them from the Eye of Andrews.
    Very weird and a bit chilling.

  84. Mater

    There’s a good deal of talent on The Cat.

    Indeed there is Delta.
    Having met a significant number of them, my assessment is that they demonstrate only a fraction of that talent on The Cat.
    A truely formidable group.

  85. Good post, kaysee.
    Still reading it through.
    Perhaps a guest post to get something started.

  86. cohenite

    zyconoclast
    #3512003, posted on July 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    Come on, someone please call her Karen. She deserved it.

    Young White Mother Killed By Black Lives Matter Mob for Allegedly Saying ‘All Lives Matter,’ National Media Fully Ignores

    I assume you’re being ironic.

    In other news the vile blm want the 9.11 memorial taken down as it is wacist to RoP.

  87. egg_

    Alice Springs KFC Red Rooster

    Lees denied being there despite witnesses.
    One of the many “inconsistencies”.

  88. Cassie of Sydney

    “In other news the vile blm want the 9.11 memorial taken down as it is wacist to RoP.”

    Unsuprising…..I am sure that the vile BLM would be happy to erect a memorial to the muesli perpetrators of 9.11

  89. egg_

    notafan
    #3512071, posted on July 13, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Again, I’m glad this is all being archived, just like your dire warnings about overseas travel in September, no?
    We’re all goldfish?

  90. Eyrie

    “Like the myth that the German Army was never defeated in the field it was repeated so often, so forcefully, and so blatantly, that people began to believe it must be true.”

    Except that that isn’t the “myth”. The claim is that they were never beaten in the field *when the odds were anything like even*. Different thing.

    I’d be interested to hear from anyone with evidence either way.

  91. Boambee John

    notafan

    Oops, got my list of RAN fatalities wrong.

    The top six:

    Sydney 645
    Perth 353 plus 13 lost in air attack in the Med, 368
    Parramatta 138
    Yarra 138
    Armidale 100 (How did I forget her, afterall TE has written about Sheean?)
    Canverra 84

    These six ships’ losses add up to 1473, out of just under 2200 total fatalities.

  92. kaysee

    That would be excellent. I hope that those with experience of group activism will contribute… looking at you, Struth, for starters.

    I don’t have any experience in activism of any sort. I just feel that like-minded people need to do something. We don’t need to be radical or change our Conservative values.
     
    I wish we could have a separate thread, but failing that perhaps we could devise a way in which we can have a discussion on the OF using some symbol. I have a set of emojis that I sometimes use when I am posting humour-related comments. I thought I could use another emoji for discussions on this topic.
     
    Any suggestions? I am signing you on as my first club member.🙂

  93. Herodotus

    I quite like Sky, but I will turn them off whenever Nick Reece appears.

  94. egg_

    You weren’t there, you didn’t investigate the matter, you weren’t involved in the trial but now you are an SME taking the side of a one sided tv show.

    Per upthread, as the media mainly presented the Prosecution’s case, it’s interesting to read the Defence case; low comprehension skills.

  95. cohenite

    FMD, no wonder Auz is stuffed:

    Battle stations as Ben Wyatt pressed to intervene

    Paige Taylor The Australian July 12, 2020

    The West Australian government will be asked to make an extraordinary intervention on behalf of Aboriginal people of the Fitzroy River to block the sale of a prized Kimberley cattle station to billionaire Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola. The Australian has learned that Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation was on Sunday drafting a letter to the Minister for Lands and Aboriginal Affairs, Ben Wyatt, asking for a last-minute halt to the Forrests’ purchase of Jubilee Downs, which takes in Quanbun Station.

    Anthony McLarty, a director of Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation, said the traditional owners would float an unprecedented arrangement in which they could buy the station instead of the Forrests by using a $25m contribution from The Nature Conservancy and up to $10m they say is due to them in Native Title compensation.

    The dispute over the sale of the joint cattle properties became public last week when a consortium of traditional owners, an indigenous-owned cattle company and The Nature Conservancy revealed its $25m bid for the properties had been unsuccessful. The Forrests’ Tattarang bought the properties for a reported $30m.

    “This is really not about Andrew Forrest. This is about justice for our people … this is about our future,” Mr McLarty said,

    The Australian understands the Forrests’ successful bid for the stations was not the highest.

    Mr Forrest told The Australian on Sunday that his bid was considered not just on price, but on factors including his capacity to look after the cattle and the ­environment. “There was a range of criteria: environmental care for the land, care for the country, cattle,” he said.

    Mr Forrest, an iron ore magnate, grew up on a cattle station in the Pilbara called Minderoo. He runs cattle on that station, which is further south in the Pilbara. He said the Kimberley property was good cattle breeding country while Minderoo was good for fattening cattle.

    “These two properties can work in partnership,” he said…

  96. custard

    Trying to get conservatives together is like herding Cat’s. Fancy that!

  97. kaysee

    Perhaps a guest post to get something started.

    I had thought of putting the comments as a Guest Post. But over the past few months, even posts on the main page have lost their focal point and turn into a general debate centre.
     
    But if there is enough interest, it would be something to consider.

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Except that that isn’t the “myth”. The claim is that they were never beaten in the field *when the odds were anything like even*. Different thing.

    Mother Lode at 10.38 A.M.

    As for reparations, the Germans were considered liable for the civilian cost of the war. And while the notional figure of 150 billion Marks, they were told they were only had to cough up 50 billion with the balance to be based on ability to pay. In any event they borrowed something like 27 billion Marks from the US for reparations and even then only paid something like 21 billion. They trousered the rest, and later defaulted on the loans.

    In short, reparations were not a drain on the economy. The hyperinflation was the result of domestic policy.

    But people learned to blame everything on reparations – lost your job, shortages in shops, broke a dish – REPARATIONS!!!

    Like the myth that the German Army was never defeated in the field it was repeated so often, so forcefully, and so blatantly, that people began to believe it must be true.

    My reading of this, is that the post was referring specifically to the end of the First World War – the claim was made that the German Army was never beaten in the field, despite the fact that they had been fought to a standstill during the Hundred Days – the longest series of victories ever achieved by the British and Dominion Armies – and they were retreating to the Fatherland in a shambles.

  99. stackja

    custard
    #3512088, posted on July 13, 2020 at 7:59 pm
    Trying to get conservatives together is like herding Cat’s. Fancy that!

    Rowdy and Gil could:

    Move ’em on, head ’em up
    Head ’em up, move ’em on
    Move ’em on, head ’em up, rawhide
    Cut ’em out, ride ’em in
    Ride ’em in, cut ’em out
    Cut ’em out, ride ’em in, rawhide
    Keep movin’, movin’, movin’
    Though they’re disapprovin’
    Keep them dogies movin’, rawhide
    Don’t try to understand ’em
    Just rope ’em, throw, and brand ’em

  100. egg_

    The Great Tea Trolley Disaster of 1967 Italy coronavirus hand wringing of March 2020.

  101. Paul Hogan likens Trump to Mussolini (and Idi Amin) during an interview on 7:30.
    He’s been reading my blog.

  102. kaysee

    Trying to get conservatives together is like herding Cat’s. Fancy that!

    custard, do you believe that is not possible? I know you have some experience in that area after having put your hand up as a candidate.

  103. egg_

    Morsie
    #3361688, posted on March 18, 2020 at 8:53 am
    Both Italy and Iran are signatories to One Belt One Road.We can probably expect cases to spoke in Victoria

    Prescient.

  104. Mark A

    Here’s a joke for all you mind readers out there.

  105. egg_

    He’s been reading my blog.

    Dementia confirmed.

  106. Farmer Gez

    1735099
    #3512095, posted on July 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm
    Paul Hogan likens Trump to Mussolini (and Idi Amin) during an interview on 7:30.
    He’s been reading my blog.

    A cook.
    A comedian.
    Next….can hardly wait.

  107. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Battle stations as Ben Wyatt pressed to intervene

    More on the sale of the Kimberly cattle station

    Kimberley is our land and we want the right to work itANTHONY M CLARTY

    12:00AM July 13, 2020
    164 Comments

    Last year, when Kimberley traditional owners bought Myroodah Station off the Indigenous Land Corporation, I was elated and deeply moved. Many generations of our families had worked on Myroodah for white bosses — some were paid, some were slaves.

    Quanbun and Jubilee stations are located on my country, on the mighty Martuwarra, the Fitzroy River, the lifeblood of our country and connected to Yi-martuwarra Ngurrara people; it was made when the world was still soft in the Dreamtime.

    When the Aboriginal-owned Kimberley Agriculture and Pastoral Company purchased Myroodah, I thought that we had reached a turning point where Kimberley traditional owners were shaping our own destiny, closing the gap through creating our own economic development opportunities, and stepping up to manage and set the strategic direction for the pastoral stations our families once laboured on.

    Last week has seen a terrible knockback for our people, with the purchase of Jubilee Downs cattle station, which contains the Quanbun Station lease, by mining and pastoral magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest. Traditional owners — represented by KAPCO, Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation and the Nature Conservancy — put in a $25m bid to buy one of these stations. It wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough to even get a foot in the door so we could negotiate further, bump up our bid. For us, this isn’t just an acquisition, just about money, just another asset to add to our portfolio. This is our country. We are trying to buy back our own country.

    According to the ABC, Forrest spoke of “job creation for local communities”. Job creation isn’t sufficient. We do not wish to work for white bosses, like our mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers did. We wish to work for ourselves, under our own leadership, on our own traditional lands.

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    Paul Hogan likens Trump to Mussolini (and Idi Amin)

    Got to stay in with the Hollywood in-crowd, who’re in-sane.
    I don’t know why actors are so bonkers, but the last 3 years has proved they are utter nutcases.
    Excepting a rare few like Woods and Voight.

  109. Steve trickler

    Don’t useless spray on a huntsman spiders. Great critters.



  110. Pedro the Loafer

    The West Australian government will be asked to make an extraordinary intervention on behalf of Aboriginal people of the Fitzroy River to block the sale of a prized Kimberley cattle station to billionaire Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola.

    Because aborigines have done such a wonderful job of managing cattle stations in the past.

    Breeding stock eaten, facilities like generators, water pumps, tractors, LPG and fuel tanks and fittings stolen.

    Kilometres of fences broken, even sheds stripped of CGI cladding.

    Thousands of dead cattle left to rot in the bush due to starvation and lack of water with nobody to look after them. Last I heard the aboriginal corporations that owned them were “under investigation” by RSPCA and the .gov, but as usual nothing happened.

    Noonkanbah and Yandayarra stations were once thriving and profitable producers, employed hundreds of people and downstream suppliers, now slowly going back to the bush it was so so painstakingly carved from all those years ago by the pioneers.

    All that backbreaking work for nothing in 2020.

  111. Miltonf

    Trump is for everyman and the elites don’t like it.

  112. Bear Necessities

    Black Ball

    As well as being the premier basketball player of his generation he is also the smartest business person in the NBA as well. I think he realises that having BLM on his shirt is not going to go over well with the mum’s and dad’s who buy shoes and apparel for their kids with his name on it.

    He likes to run with the hares and hunt with the hounds.

  113. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Because aborigines have done such a wonderful job of managing cattle stations in the past.

    44 Indigenous owned stations in WA all purchased with taxpayers money.

    Only 10 still operating under the traditional owners – those stations that are run as businesses – the remaining stations are leased back out, having failed utterly.

  114. Knuckle Dragger

    Breaking:

    There’s a shitkicker outside Cloncurry that reckons Curtin was okay for his time.

  115. MemoryFault

    Why not? He could use the number of letters he received to make his case in Parliament. And if there are several MPs who say that they received letters on the same subject, the sum total of letters would prove that there are so many people concerned about the issue.

    Kaysee,
    Just skimming through your posts while I eat dinner. While I admire your determination and drive, I egret to tell you that you are whistling Dixie if you think you are going to change a party politician’s mind, and more importantly, their actions, by writing letters, either to them, or to the media.

    A career party politician only has one overriding aim – to get reelected. Everything else is mere details. The great economist Thomas Sowell put it best:

    “No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are No. 1 and No. 2. Whatever is No. 3 is far behind”.

    So the only course of action even remotely likely to produce a result is to threaten their individual incumbency. And given that half of the sitting members are Liberal/National/LNP, and you are posting at the home of the Liberal Party Admiration Society, to say you are wasting your time trying to get any action here is something of an understatement.

  116. Snoopy

    Mr Forrest told The Australian on Sunday that his bid was considered not just on price, but on factors including his capacity to look after the cattle and the ­environment. “There was a range of criteria: environmental care for the land, care for the country, cattle,” he said.

    Deadshit Twiggy likely wants to make sure the cattle always have sufficient water. Bastard.

  117. Armadillo

    The term “debellatio” or “debellation” (Latin “defeating, or the act of conquering or subduing”, literally, “warring (the enemy) down”, from Latin bellum “war”) designates the end of war caused by complete destruction of a hostile state.

    Winston has a very good point here in the last 3 words of his post – DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN (enemies).

    This also ties into what Kaysee is sort of talking about.

    We go out and elect conservative Governments and they continue to DISSAPOINT. That is the CRUX of it.

    There is NO “DEBELLATIO”.

    The left spends their entire time whilst in Government destroying the country from within. They appoint their people into positions of power within the public service. They continue to indoctrinate our children in schools. They make the unions stronger. They fortify their positions throughout society. They fund the media (ABC), they spend billions on renewable energy and so on……

    And when the sensible Australian public has finally “had enough” and votes in a Conservative Government to fix the mess, what do the Liberals do?

    PANDER TO THEM. They don’t dismantle anything. They appoint all the same fuckwits.

    Trump understands what is at stake for his country, and he’s going about dismantling this bullshit. He understands that the left MO is to infiltrate. And it works.

    My question to Kaysee is this;

    Why the hell would anyone want to actually help the Conservatives? The only reason I even vote for them is because the alternative is worse (albeit marginally).

    Its pretty much over for Australia. The infiltration is complete, with very few politicians prepared to do a damn thing about it.

  118. custard

    kaysee

    custard, do you believe that is not possible? I know you have some experience in that area after having put your hand up as a candidate.

    It’s very difficult.

  119. cohenite

    Fucking Jones is terminally anti-coal and gas.

  120. Phew, mh, at least my man, Lil Yachtie is still kicking!
    I was worried there for a minute 😃

  121. kaysee

    Just skimming through your posts while I eat dinner. While I admire your determination and drive, I egret to tell you that you are whistling Dixie if you think you are going to change a party politician’s mind, and more importantly, their actions, by writing letters, either to them, or to the media.

    MF, I have suggested two pathways. The Individual effort is not enough. There is a reason we are in this mess. And that is the fact that left-wing groups have used their combined numbers as a group to manipulate and change the landscape.

  122. Yes, we’ve got to be real – we have to destroy the cucks first.
    Then we can have a real AltRight base to start the counter attack.
    The Liberals must die by fire.

  123. Mark A

    New vid from Arky.

    Hope all works out for the best with your eye Arky.

  124. Top Ender

    Sydney 645

    Yup, in one sinking of a warship in 1941, Australia lost more war dead than in the entire Vietnam war.

  125. Knuckle Dragger

    1988 WSC. Aust v NZ.

    Highlight: The Gray-Nicolls Twin Scoop.

    Commentators: Richie Benaud, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell, Bill Lawry,

    and Max Walker. ‘Yeeeesssss welcome back…’

  126. Miltonf

    The Nats need to piss off McCormack.

  127. Old Lefty

    The pretext for a purge of anyone right of the woke left?

    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/inquiry-to-examine-sexual-harassment-within-victoria-s-court-system

    Mind you, it’s just about the first thing I have seen from Ferguson since 7 April. No doubt she has been applying her herculean intellect to ensuring the supply of toilet paper in the courthouse.

  128. egg_

    The presence of less than half a litre of blood at a murder scene suggests what?

    Only a flesh wound?

    Nothing bad happened?

    Was there any suggestion that Falconio died of exsanguination?

    All questions for “Forensic biologist Carmen Eckhoff” quoted above.

    No blood in any vehicles.

  129. Miltonf

    Agree the Liberal party is beyond reform.

  130. Knuckle Dragger

    Also – the Symonds Tusker.

    This is on Focks by the way.

  131. mh

    Tailgunner, this guy says Trump will win.

  132. kaysee

    My question to Kaysee is this;

    Why the hell would anyone want to actually help the Conservatives? The only reason I even vote for them is because the alternative is worse (albeit marginally).

    Its pretty much over for Australia. The infiltration is complete, with very few politicians prepared to do a damn thing about it.

    So Arma, what, then, is the solution? Roll over and wait for the end? It is not just pretty much over for Australia, but for the western world.
     
    We have two choices:
    Give up because it is an impossible situation
    or
    See if there is some small way in which we can make some change. As I said in my comment, even if we lose, we lose having tried our best, not because we gave up.
     
    I was hesitant about putting up those comments because it feels like a hopeless battle. But I want to try and do something. I will continue on this topic whenever I am able to spend time at this forum.

  133. MemoryFault

    And that is the fact that left-wing groups have used their combined numbers as a group to manipulate and change the landscape.

    Well, you go on fighting those dastardly left-wing socialist, commie traitors with your letters to the editor, Kaysee. I sincerely wish you the best of luck. I’m going back to my movie.

    We’ll discuss it again once the Cash Restrictions Bill comes into force and the politicians announce their plans for “your” super.

  134. cohenite

    This kid’s got the right idea; but he’s like Latham, a leftie with his eyes open, who still plays by the leftie rulebook. To play by that rulebook would be here fuck the troll off immediately since it represents cancel culture:

    Student Drew Pavlou declares UQ suspension cut a ‘cynical PR move’

    Michael McKenna The Australian July 13, 2020

    The University of Queensland has cut the controversial two year suspension of student activist Drew Pavlou to a semester-long ban on his return to campus, after finding most of the misconduct allegations against him could not be substantiated.

    In a letter to the Mr Pavlou – dubbed “the most famous undergraduate student in the world” – UQ’s Senate Discipline Appeals Committee found him guilty of just two out of 11 allegations contained in a 186-page confidential dossier that had led to his suspension last month.

    The two allegations involved a satirical stunt, in which he posed outside the office of vice-chancellor Peter Hoj wearing a Hazmat suit, and the other related to the online abuse of a fellow student.

    Pavlou, a 21-year-old a final-year human­ities student and elected member of the UQ senate, has now been suspended for the remainder of the year and ordered to do 25 hours community service on campus.

    Misconduct investigation

    The misconduct investigation followed his vocal criticism of Chinese influenc­e at the university and organisation of an anti-China protest at the St Lucia campus last year, which turned violent.

    Mr Pavlou and his pro-bono barrister, Tony Morris QC had appealed his initial suspension – covering most of his two year term on the senate, in which he took his seat in January after a vote of 35,000 undergraduate students.

    Pavlou slams decision

    The appeals decision has been slammed by Mr Pavlou, who says he will launch a further appeal to be completely cleared in Queensland’s civil courts.

    “In a disgusting and cynical PR move, UQ’s own Kangaroo Court have admitted 90 per cent of the charges against me had no basis and reduced my penalty by 75 per cent on appeal,’’ he said.

    “Yet they’ve still suspended me to the end of 2020.

    “UQ still achieves their purpose of removing me as a Senate member and student representative in order to please the Chinese consulate and punish me for my activism against the CCP.

    “Shameful attack on free speech in Australia, hundreds of thousands wasted constructing a completely shoddy case that cannot stand up to scrutiny, yet still the star chamber does the bidding of its masters.

    “I pledge to seek an injunction against this and a total exoneration in the Supreme Court.’’

    In its letter, the appeals committee said Mr Pavlou in respect if his “proven misconduct, had you have shown no remorse or insight.

    “You have been entirely unapologetic in respect of your behaviour.’’

  135. MemoryFault

    See if there is some small way in which we can make some change.

    Next federal election, number your sitting member LAST, regardless of party.
    It’s not a difficult concept.

  136. Eyrie

    ZK2A, sorry, I didn’t link the comment to the earlier one specifically about the end of WW1, just more generally.

  137. kaysee

    It’s very difficult.

    custard, as long as it is not impossible, it is really hard to give up. Otherwise, it feels like surrendering to the thugs, the bullies.
     
    You put your hand up, hoping to be able to make a change, and got burned in the process. So, you will feel a greater reluctance at stepping again into any Conservative group effort.

  138. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Pavlou, a 21-year-old a final-year human­ities student and elected member of the UQ senate, has now been suspended for the remainder of the year and ordered to do 25 hours community service on campus.’

    Ordered to do 25 hours’ community service? On the campus? While suspended? In his final year?

    Doing what, exactly, and for who(m)?*

    That beeping sound is the side tipper backing up to the UQ faculty steps, just before it disgorges eighteen tonnes of dicks in various sizes, colours and flavours for said faculty to eat while contemplating Pavlou’s middle finger, extended from the cab.

    The community service ‘order’ has the stench of CMO directives about it. Fuck off idiots. I know he’s a dweeb, but Jesus.

    *h/t Archer

  139. Armadillo

    New vid from Arky.
    Hope all works out for the best with your eye Arky.

    No way I’m watching that.

    Pretty sure that his mother would have warned him that doing that to himself would send him blind.

  140. Struth

    Just had one of my letters read out on Alan Jones.
    It’s like winning the lottery, or maybe just the meat tray at the pub.

  141. mh

    Struth, if he knew it was you he would not have read it.

  142. Knuckle Dragger

    A piece in the Oz, falling broadly under the category of op-ed, from someone called Karen.

    It is a plea for everyone to stop calling Karens Karens, even the ones who earn the name from their Karenesque behaviour. Goes on to name several B grade actresses and writers called Karen as evidence the Karening of the Karens is undeserved.

    Obviously, this will have the opposite result of that intended.

  143. mh

    Tailgunner, you can see the Antifa flag at the end of the video.

  144. Old School Conservative

    Well done Struth.

  145. Tailgunner
    #3512076, posted on July 13, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Good post, kaysee.
    Still reading it through.
    Perhaps a guest post to get something started.

    Agreed. Quality blogging kaysee. You deserve a bigger platform.

  146. ‘Pavlou, a 21-year-old a final-year human­ities student and elected member of the UQ senate, has now been suspended for the remainder of the year and ordered to do 25 hours community service on campus.’

    Get fucked c**ts.

  147. Geriatric Mayfly

    Blast ’em away. The American Bald Eagle has been recovering rather well from its former decline. Now however, Trump has done it again with a Nazi T-shirt and bald eagles will be targeted as the incoming Luftwaffe.

    – The Nazi symbol shows the eagle holding a circle of oak leaves containing a swastika. The Trump logo has the bird holding a plain circle containing an American flag.– The eagle in the Nazi symbol is entirely black. The eagle in the Trump logo is a standard bald eagle like the ones in most patriotic American imagery.

  148. DrBeauGan

    New vid from Arky.

    Hope all works out for the best with your eye Arky.

    +Lots. Hang in there, Arky.

  149. will

    Des Deskperson
    #3512035, posted on July 13, 2020 at 7:14 pm
    So the question could reasonably be perceived as intended to take political opinion into account in the selection process: not only offensive, but unlawful. The young interviewee should lodge a complaint with the ARHC.

    You do comedy now Des?

    ‘another male wasting our time’

  150. Armadillo

    So Arma, what, then, is the solution?

    Mock them. Endlessly. Point out their leaders stupidity, greed and ineptitude.

    Reasoned argument is mightier than the pen, and its especially important when the pen is in the hands of the MSM.

    Trust in humanity and rational thinking.

    The best way to defeat “the left” is to ask questions of their followers. You don’t need to be a politician to do that. These are the people you meet every day. Allow them to explain. Then ask more questions.

    Persuade the parrots.

  151. cohenite

    Just had one of my letters read out on Alan Jones.
    It’s like winning the lottery, or maybe just the meat tray at the pub.

    In your next one tell him to start supporting coal.

  152. DrBeauGan

    Hit back

    We need someone to write sensible letters (Cardimona style) and
    then we need everyone in the gang to send a copy to their local newspapers, with someone collating them to make sure there are no repetitions to the same paper.

    I reckon that just a small amount of sanity spread around could get some support. Most people are confused but not insane. And remarks to the masses Calli style would build up over time and coming from independent sources

  153. Mark A

    kaysee
    #3512136, posted on July 13, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Its pretty much over for Australia. The infiltration is complete, with very few politicians prepared to do a damn thing about it.

    It is over and nothing we can do about it.
    The plebs are asking for a good old fashioned socialism and they will have their wish.
    It will take a few years for the reality to sink in but by then it’ll be too late.

    To escape the shackles will take many years, hopefully not as long as last time, but there will be many beneficiaries of the system who will fight tooth and nail to keep it, and the state also would have the necessary force built up to crush any dissent

    See Venezuela.

    Even as we speak there are clubs and organizations in Eastern Europe praising the old regimes and bemoaning its demise.
    They are open and tolerated, so much for Numbers’ assertion of ‘right wing dictatorship’.
    ‘————————————————————

    So Arma, what, then, is the solution? Roll over and wait for the end? It is not just pretty much over for Australia, but for the western world.

    We have two choices:
    Give up because it is an impossible situation
    or
    See if there is some small way in which we can make some change. As I said in my comment, even if we lose, we lose having tried our best, not because we gave up.

    A noble sentiment.
    Useless of course but admirable.

  154. JC

    kaysee

    Not all is lost. Don’t forget , even though Crooked was supposed to win, she didn’t. Even though Tits was supposed to win, he didn’t.

    Leftwingers have been promoted boycotts. Someone came up with the idea of a buy-cott with the attempt to destroy Goya foods. Their sales have now gone up.

    We also shouldn’t confuse the loudest voices with the majority.

  155. Zyconoclast

    I assume you’re being ironic.

    Yes.

  156. JC

    Is the Australian economy that socialist?

    Not really if you take this into account.

    Government Spending To Gdp in Australia averaged 34.71 percent from 1998 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 36.20 percent in 2015 and a record low of 32.90 percent in 2007.

    It’s more corporatist/fascist as a result of government mandated rules and regulations. Having said the said that, the non-listed side of the economy is doing well – hankering down and aligning goals towards making money.

    It’s not the best, but it also isn’t all good. During these times we just need to be a little more optimistic. it would be great if they loosened employment rules.

  157. Old School Conservative

    The Far Side cartoons have started re-emerging. Larson is happy with no deadlines and new technology.

  158. mh

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    3m
    Never in history have Police been treated so badly as they are in Democrat run cities – and these cities are a mess. Police must take a stronger stand with the Radical Left politicians that are treating them so badly, and so disrespectfully!!!

  159. Armadillo

    We also shouldn’t confuse the loudest voices with the majority.

    Absolutely true. It’s hilarious watching lefties in public.

    The more they talk (preach), the funnier it gets.

  160. Ed Case

    Hey Cuck-les
    How would you describe a Karen?
    In your own words, have a stab at it.

  161. Simping for Karen.

    Never stop failing on command for us Grigory.

    Tell us how Ricky Slater would not have been cancelled indefinitely if he was a cop and had sovereign immunity again.

  162. Struth

    Mr Howard.
    Do you sleep well at night nowadays, having disarmed the nation?

  163. JC

    I have no idea who he is. How the hell do you pronounce these names?

    Actor Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19
    The actor announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been admitted to Nanavati Hospital. Family members Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya Bachchan have also tested positive and are self-quarantining at home.

  164. JC

    You go girl

    Drug-maker CSL will produce millions of doses of Australia’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine as it is being tested this year to speed up an anticipated rollout.

    The company is in discussions to produce “hundreds of millions” doses of the drug in 2021, assuming clinical trials are successful and it is ­approved by Australian and inter­national regulators.

    The decision by the country’s most valuable listed company to push the button on manufacturing came as the vaccine was given to people for the first time in phase-I clinical testing. The University of Queensland scientists behind it said on Monday the immuniser could be ready for emergency use in the new year.

    Must admit, this is a great way to jack up the stock price even for a short time.

  165. min

    I have organised a group of oldies to make Dan Andrews life miserable by reminding Victorians what he has done . One problem is do we preach to-the converted or aim at the swinging voter ?. How do you target the target audience buying mailing lists was one way in the old days ?? has .
    Social media is like an ant in the sugar bowl , missed by most except ant lovers.
    I queried Rafe ‘s method of having Cats write letters to politicians so I rang one I know to discuss how to-get past the PA s . Anyway this is what he told me most have empty diaries in Victoria so what we have now are zoom meetings so we ask them to join our zoom and talk to us with a Q&A after. Normally they would be invited to our big group meetings. Kennett reckons Andrews will be voted out next election but that is 2 years time and he can do a heap more damage in that time. Who would want to take over the economic mess he will leave ? masochist in man specifications.

  166. JC

    I see how they’ve finagled the idea that CSL has the biggest market cap. BHP and RIO have a dual listing in Australia and the UK, so the Market cap should be split. Okay, but that’s a real stretch.

  167. Pedro the Loafer

    It’s more corporatist/fascist as a result of government mandated rules and regulations. Having said that, the non-listed side of the economy is doing well – bunkering down and aligning goals towards making money.

    … (small edit).

    Fully concur, JC.

    There are many people out there across a wide range of industries and occupations who are heartily sick of .gov intervention and sticking the middle finger up at the bugmen.

    The chunk plague has been a bit of an eye opener to a lot of people about how much governments stick their nose and cash grabbing claws into legitimate businesses and have worked their way around the “rules”.

    Not dead yet.

  168. rickw

    Young white mother executed by BLM activist for saying that all lives matter:

  169. Armadillo

    How the hell do you pronounce these names?

    Just nod when they introduce themselves. It makes life easier.

    Indians must be a nightmare for bank tellers opening accounts. Do they order “extra long” cheque books depending on the surname? Not that I particularly care, but it probably causes someone in the bank a sleepless night.

  170. Fisky

    Oh wow. This is just the company you want to hand all your critical infrastructure over to. Good job, “free traders”.

    Shashank Joshi
    @shashj
    ·
    16h
    Uh, Huawei is threatening Britain with *what*? ‘Sources close to the company say Huawei will not make an explicit threat to cease maintenance. It will … make the point that “without Huawei there will be blackouts” …’

  171. rickw

    One takeout from my Sunday drive (over 700k’s) was that the rural Viccos are shitscared of their own Lockdown 2. Disappointing, no heart.
    Had to lie to the barkeep to get a beer in Chiltern, even Wayne in the smokepit was scared and wanted to keep the Yarragrad comrades locked down.
    The birds in the Warburton bakery gave off a similar vibe.
    The speed of the Othering of fellow citizens as dangerous and best contained took me by surprise.
    My own brother in Shepparton was the same when I text him my alibi cover story so he could cover me if I got questioned by the jacks.
    The sheep are terrified, but think silence and obedience will protect them from the Eye of Andrews.
    Very weird and a bit chilling.

    The problem is they are law abiding citizens with jobs, families and responsibilities.

    They know that the scum who inhabit politics in Australia won’t hesitate to smash them and everything they have with police intimidation and lawfare.

  172. Top Ender

    Well, we finished Filthy Rich, the four part doco on Jeffrey Epstein, now available on Netflix.

    Worth watching.

    Interesting in that the story is continuing with Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest. (She is very much a background figure in the program.)

  173. mh

    Homeowner Opens Fire, Kills Two of Three Home Invasion Suspects

    A Wesley Chapel, Florida, homeowner shot and killed two out of three home invasion suspects Friday morning.

    Fox 35 reports that the homeowner was playing video games when he heard glass breaking just before 1:00 a.m. He retrieved a gun and shot one suspect in a hallway, then fired again when a second suspect allegedly appeared in the hallway with a gun.

    Sheriff Chris Nocco says the suspect fired his gun, then it jammed. The homeowner shot him. Then a third suspect appeared in the hallway. The homeowner shot the third suspect as well.

    The homeowner’s gun then jammed and he went to grab another gun. When he returned he saw that the third suspect had gotten up and fled the scene.

    The Tampa Bay Times reports that the first gun the homeowner retrieved was a Glock 19 and the second was a Kriss Vector 10mm semi-automatic rifle.

    Two of the three suspects died at the scene. The third was hospitalized.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/11/homeowner-opens-fire-kills-two-of-three-home-invasion-suspects/

  174. rickw

    You know Australia’s fucked when even the Brits can have better guns than we can:

  175. JC

    Kramer was real!

    Kenny Kramer (born May 1943) is a former American stand-up comedian and claims to be the inspiration for the character of Cosmo Kramer from the television sitcom Seinfeld.[1]

    Early life and career

    Kramer grew up in the Tremont section of the Bronx and dropped out of high school at 17. He sold magazines, played drums in a Catskills resort band, and had a spotty career as a stand-up comedian that lasted until 1981, when he gave up comedy to sell light-up “electronic disco jewelry” in nightclubs for a couple of years.[2][3]

    Kramer sought to manage Bill Beason, a New York point karate champion, with the hopes that the karate tournament scene would develop along the same lines as wrestling had, since corporate sponsors such as Budweiser and Paul Mitchell were emerging.

    Seinfeld co-creator Larry David lived across the hall from Kenny for six years, just as the character of Jerry Seinfeld did from Cosmo Kramer in the show. The two lived in Manhattan Plaza, a federally assisted apartment complex for performing artists in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.[4] David said that Kramer was a little bit eccentric and would be a good character to have on the show. Many of the traits of Kenny Kramer, such as the obsessions with golf, fruit, hot tubs, taking things out of the refrigerator and coming up with strange ideas and inventions, were featured in the show.

    Read on:

    Kenny has done everything in his life.

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

  176. rickw

    The homeowner’s gun then jammed and he went to grab another gun. When he returned he saw that the third suspect had gotten up and fled the scene.

    The Tampa Bay Times reports that the first gun the homeowner retrieved was a Glock 19 and the second was a Kriss Vector 10mm semi-automatic rifle.

    What kind of a jamb can you get in a Glock 19 that you can’t clear quickly?!!

  177. Armadillo

    Interesting in that the story is continuing with Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest. (She is very much a background figure in the program.)

    Ghislaine spilling the beans?

  178. MatrixTransform

    Kennett reckons Andrews will be voted out next election but that is 2 years time and he can do a heap more damage in that time.

    Danny Boy Andrews ( nee Barnum ) unfortunately has a lot of supporters.

    the missus’ spazbook and phone friends love him

  179. Bruce in WA

    What kind of a jamb can you get in a Glock 19 that you can’t clear quickly?!!

    A door jamb?

    (I apologise rick, just couldn’t help being a dick :-D)

  180. mh

    What kind of a jam can you get in a Glock 19 that you can’t clear quickly?!!

    Rick, that gets discussed in the Breitbart comments.

  181. Top Ender

    PML featuring employers who can’t get anyone to take jobs due to JobKeeper.

  182. Zyconoclast

    Dannii Minogue AVOIDS hotel quarantine after flying back to Australia from COVID-19 hotspot

    The pair will spend 14 days at the private home, instead of the usual 14-day stay at a hotel for returning travellers.

    The Queensland government granted the pair special permission, after they returned from the US over the weekend.

  183. cohenite

    What kind of a jam can you get in a Glock 19 that you can’t clear quickly?!!

    Same as in any semi: non-cycling through light loads or defects in the cartridge. Factory ammo makes that extremely rare; maybe he was loading his own ammo.

  184. Mark A

    Looks like my comment put the kibosh on the “What to do about the state of affairs” discussion initiated by kaysee.
    Sorry that’s how I see it.

    Anyhow to make it worse here are my lame pics.

  185. PML featuring employers who can’t get anyone to take jobs due to JobKeeper.

    I’ve had a job advertised for Three full weeks now, only One applicant – who is totally unsuitable.

    It is beginning to seem as if I’ll have to sponsor from overseas to fill the position.

  186. rickw

    A door jamb?

    (I apologise rick, just couldn’t help being a dick :-D)

    Appreciate the effort!

  187. rickw

    Same as in any semi: non-cycling through light loads or defects in the cartridge. Factory ammo makes that extremely rare; maybe he was loading his own ammo.

    Maybe, on the bright side, 2/3 ain’t bad.

    Seems like a big mistake to break into the house of a guy who owns guns and is in the middle of playing Call of Duty!

    Maybe that’s why he didn’t try to clear the Glock, just switched to a different weapon like you would in the game!

  188. dover_beach

    2 People Charged With Hate Crime After Black Lives Matter Mural Is Vandalized:

    The mural has been restored and residents were “maintaining a presence” to prevent further damage, Mr. Gomez had said.

    In addition to the hate crime charges, the two people each face a charge of vandalism under $400 and possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti. All of the charges are misdemeanors and no court date has been scheduled, according to a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.

    If convicted, the couple face up to a year in jail, the district attorney’s office said.

  189. JC

    They’re going after them personally now. There will also be arrest warrants in countries that have extradition treaties with the US. Having the might if the US government after you is not a good.

    The Trump administration on Wednesday issued a fresh round of sanctions on several Iranian tanker captains who recently piloted a fuel shipment to Venezuela, in defiance of U.S. embargoes.

    The sanctions will impact five captains who ferried 1.5 million barrels of gasoline to Venezuela last month. The sanctions come as another Iranian shipment of cargo and other goods reached Venezuela’s Maduro regime earlier on Wednesday.

    Iran has emerged as one of the embattled Venezuelan regime’s top supporters, as both nations confront biting U.S. economic sanctions. Iran’s foray into American waters was seen as a major escalation in its standoff with the United States.

    “The rogue regimes in Caracas and Tehran are unified by their penchant for repressing their people, corruption, self-enrichment, and gross mismanagement of their peoples’ wealth,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “Iran’s continued support to Venezuela is yet another instance of Iran wasting its people’s resources on ill-conceived foreign adventurism that prolongs suffering abroad.”

    As part of the designation, each of the Iranian captains will have their assets frozen. Any person or entity that engages in business with them also will be subject to U.S. penalties.

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States “will target anyone who supports Iranian attempts to evade United States sanctions.”

    “The Iranian regime’s support to the authoritarian and corrupt regime in Venezuela is unacceptable, and the Administration will continue to use its authorities to disrupt it,” he said in a statement.

  190. dover_beach

    Police seize rifle from St. Louis couple who pulled guns on Black Lives Matter protesters:

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Saturday that detectives executed a search warrant at the home in the affluent St. Louis neighborhood of Central West End.

    “Seized as evidence from the residence was a Colt, semi-automatic, .223 caliber rifle,” the statement said.

  191. Steve trickler

    [email protected]:43.

    I’d go buy another one.

  192. dover_beach

    Anyone here remember seeing this on our news 4th July weekend? No? Neither do I:

  193. Police seize rifle from St. Louis couple who pulled guns on Black Lives Matter protesters

    Did the cops paste a target on the house while they were at it?

  194. C.L.

    Statistically, those black Georgian “protesters” are far more likely to shoot one another than anyone else.

  195. JC

    Dover

    Let’em rot

    Albert Watkins, the previous attorney for the McCloskeys, said last month that his clients are supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and became fearful because white protesters were acting aggressively.

    Those protestors may not have been looking to attack their property. There were reports they were on their way to the home of a city official. If that’s accurate and I don’t know if it is, then they came out brandishing guns at people who were not threatening them. You can’t just point a gun at a person without a good reason to do so. Again, if the story is true, they may have panicked. Still, even then it may not be legal.

  196. Zyconoclast

    Did the cops paste a target on the house while they were at it?

    That’s the aim.

  197. dover_beach

    JC, they broke into a gated community and then broke into their property.They had every right to tell these protestors to get off their property while armed.

  198. C.L.

    Albert Watkins, the previous attorney for the McCloskeys, said last month that his clients are supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and became fearful because white protesters were acting aggressively.

    That’s lawyer bullshit.

  199. JC

    I not sure the case is cut and dry with these two. They lived in a “gated” community. There is a claim the gate was open where the protestors gained access on their way to protest in front of the city official’s home. They weren’t approaching their home and were walking along the pathway. The two then came out of the house and began yelling demanding they leave. Do they have this authority? I’m not sure they can if they weren’t approaching their home.

  200. JC

    JC, they broke into a gated community and then broke into their property.They had every right to tell these protestors to get off their property while armed.

    Dover, again I’m sure they actually broke in as in broke down the gate and then entered the grounds. I’ve read accounts that the gate was open. Now if these protestors were walking on the pathway, which is common property held by all the owners, it not clear cut and very murky.

    Think of it this way.

    You’re visiting someone living in a block of flats and you use the pathway then stairs etc heading towards a particular flat. Does another owner have a right to demand you leave if say you’re visiting someone in the block?

  201. JC

    Whoops

    I’m not sure they actually….

  202. JC, they broke into a gated community and then broke into their property.They had every right to tell these protestors to get off their property while armed.

    Not sure they broke into their property.
    The crowd – which in the videos there is no concept of the size & menace of the crowd – burst into the gated community, (private street actually – subtle & unimportant distinction) shouldering past “You’re Trespassing” type signs.

    The crowd WAS on the way to the Mayor’s house (apparently further along the private street & not dissimilar in appearance to the McCloskey’s house.

    A pair of liberal lawyers (personal injury arseholes, ffs) grabbing guns & confronting a crowd (yeah, lotsa whites in the crowd) was not a decision taken lightly.
    Some of the videos (uploads abound) contain some very graphic & very coarse threats toward the McCloskeys.

    It may have begun with the crowd, full of hubris at recent events & the almost free rein from authorities to burn/loot/assault may have made comments or actions which indicated intent to trash or vandalise the house.
    Certainly nobody touched it once the firepower was produced.
    The combination of Mrs. McCloskey’s wild eyed fear & novice grade firearms handling & Mr. McCloskey’s grim eyed determination & serious magazine capacity ensured nobody was stupid enough to cross the boundary line.

    Understandably the mob wants their hide – the mob was made to kneel (figuratively) by the McCloskeys.
    This is a big shame job & cannot be allowed, others may get the same idea & the BLM bullshit will be over.

  203. Shorter version: The McCloskeys made sure a ragged mob stayed off their lawn.
    The guns worked – for the lawn was untouched.

    The house is worth defending – no way McCloskeys are giving that place up to a mob, not without a fight.

  204. Zyconoclast

    Double Mastectomy at 15, Detrans 16-Year-Old Now Seeks Reversal

    Penny was just 11 years old when she decided that people online were right — that she was “transgender.” At 13, she was prescribed hormone blockers, and by 15, she’d had a double mastectomy. Now, at 16, she’s raising money on gofundme for a breast reconstruction.

    “Very shortly after surgery, my depression got worse. I hated myself just as much as ever, leading me to a psychiatric hospitalization in October 2019.”

    “During my hospital stay, I realized my mistake. Transition wasn’t the fix I needed and it couldn’t take away my mental health issues. I had never been tested for any body issues, so we assumed it was gender dysphoria… I was completely distraught with my surgery.”

    “From the very start, people online told me that if I was uncomfortable with my body, I was probably trans.”

  205. MemoryFault

    Evening Mark A.
    Thanks once again for the lame pics.

    I agree with your comments to Kaysee earlier, that writing letters is a waste of time.
    However, I disagree that all is lost an the bad guys have won.

    As I wrote last night, currently it is a three sided struggle. China versus the globalists for world dominance, and Trump fighting the Deep State to extract America from it either way.

    Provided Trump wins another term and can accomplish his aim, and provided we can throw a spanner in the works locally in the meantime, with things like voting the sitting member last, I believe there is still real hope of eventual victory.

  206. MemoryFault

    JC
    #3512167, posted on July 13, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Is the Australian economy that socialist?
    It’s more corporatist/fascist as a result of government mandated rules and regulations.

    =100 eleventy.

  207. JC

    Artie, Bruce

    Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)

    1,759.43+214.78 (+13.90%)

    market cap

    Market Cap 326.523B

  208. Tom

    Someone had to say (and draw) it. Patrick Blower (Telegraph, London).

  209. A mother was shot because she refused to literally bend the knee and parrot “black lives matter”. Shot for saying “all lives matter”.

    Jessica Doty Whittaker.

    BLM are terrorists, a hate group and child killers.

    Susan Rosenberg should have been executed in 1983.

  210. Ed Case:

    Winston Smith?
    We’re in Frootloop territory now.

    What disturbs your tranquility so?

  211. Makka:

    Trump’s Secret to Victory in 2020: Hispanic Voters
    Yes, it’s true: The man who wants to build a wall to keep out immigrants is winning over just enough Latinos to get re-elected. Unless Democrats figure out how to stop him.

    It’s an interesting phenomenon – the ladders get pulled up by those who have managed to scale the wall.

  212. Perhaps generations later though Winston. It’s possible virtually all Latino Trump supporters are native English speakers, monolingual and have an American accent.

    So they’re Latino in the same way I’m a West county Englishman.

  213. johanna

    There are plenty of Latinos who either jumped through the hoops to immigrate legally and/or have been in the US for generations.

    They are not enamoured of the queue-jumpers. Further, they have solid middle-American values like religion, family and hard work.

    Then there are the Cuban emigres. They detest liberals and their commie hangers-on (or is it the other way round?)

    I don’t think it is a stretch at all that Trump could cultivate, and win over, those people and get them to vote for him.

  214. 2dogs

    I’ve previously thought that eventually, de-platforming would step on the tortuous interference landmine.

    Seems that now it has.

  215. Yup, in one sinking of a warship in 1941, Australia lost more war dead than in the entire Vietnam war.

    And in one pandemic in 2020, the Americans lost more dead than in Vietnam and Korea combined.

  216. Gunner:

    Has JC been in with the Tesla updates yet?
    Up another 14%
    Sheesh

    That bloody thing is going to break the sound barrier as it augers into the dirt. Let’s hope it doesn’t take too much with it.

  217. Gunner:

    Good post, kaysee.
    Still reading it through.
    Perhaps a guest post to get something started.

    Isn’t there another group startig up with a similar aim?
    Apparently they got quite a few offers from the mob…

  218. calli

    Poor Arky, just saw the vid.

    If you’re lurking, all the best for the test today.

  219. Cohenite :

    In other news the vile blm want the 9.11 memorial taken down as it is wacist to RoP.

    I’m waiting for the swine to have a go at the Vietnam war memorial or the WTC complex.
    It will be on like Kong.

  220. Herodotus

    Leftist media not happy with re-election of conservative Mr. Duda as President in Poland.
    “Narrow victory” of 51.2% is used, along with the default “divisive” that’s always applied to conservatives.
    On the other side of that argument, the turnout of nearly 70% is noted as giving Duda a strong mandate.
    High on the priority list is judicial reform – sounds familiar, just part of righting the ship of state, much as it will be needed if Victoria ever gets a conservative government for long enough.
    Concerns are expressed (again in left leaning media) about the conservatives exerting “control over the media” – which Is never a concern when there’s a leftist government, nor is it s concern that so much of the media in western democracies tends to lean left.
    Poland, Hungary, Brazil and the Trump administration will continue to be targeted until they wise up and elect someone like Chavez or Maduro.

  221. Knuckle Dragger

    Said it before.

    Poland and Hungary have historically been Europe’s bulwarks against the barbarians – Poland against the Mongols, who evolved into the Blue and Golden Hordes, and Hungary against those lovely Ottomans.

    It’s no wonder they’re part of the few that see some goddamn sense.

    This time, though, the barbarians (if you want to call the nancyfrogs and virtuekrauts that) are coming the other way.

  222. Knuckle Dragger

    Wait.

    There’s a video of Arky losing an eye?

  223. Pedro:

    Because aborigines have done such a wonderful job of managing cattle stations in the past.
    Breeding stock eaten, facilities like generators, water pumps, tractors, LPG and fuel tanks and fittings stolen.

    Just like Africa.
    Honestly, why do we bother?

  224. Do a web search for Jessica Doty Whittaker

    There has been somewhat of a media erm, blackout.

  225. rickw

    McClosky’s getting fucked by the system:

  226. Bruce of Newcastle

    And in one pandemic in 2020, the Americans lost more dead than in Vietnam and Korea combined.

    Not a lot of American ninety year olds died in Korea.

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