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April 19, 2014
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  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 19, 2014 11:59 am

    David Sedaris is hilarious! He has such an engaging and understated manner in discussing either bland or outrageous subjects.

    (I’ve always advocated cutting a bike tube, connecting one end and emptying the other into a beer can)

  2. egg permalink
    April 19, 2014 12:11 pm

    A hallmark of his act is self-deprecating humour and he’s used it to advantage here when he takes the piss out of men.

  3. egg permalink
    April 19, 2014 12:14 pm

    By the way ToM, its edifying that the premier of the most populous state and the leader of the largest unpopulated island, both enjoy board riding.

  4. egg permalink
    April 19, 2014 12:45 pm

    … under-populated island ….

  5. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 19, 2014 1:23 pm

    And by the way…

    It’s time that people go a bit more active in pressing for changes to our archaic system of intervention orders and bail conditions regarding the protection of women

    Intervention orders essentially rely on the good will and voluntary observance of those they apply to. As we have observed in the public murder of a woman and a child recently, if a man is of a mind to murder, an intervention order is completely useless.

    • Police are mainly “old style blokes” and have higher priorities than policing intervention orders to protect women and children (traffic infringements for example).
    • Magistrates prefer to provide bail to men with a history of violence.
    • Early relesae of violent criminals and a weekly cycle of parole reporting ensures plenty of opportunity to rape (or worse).

    We’re stuck with the same system as that of the late 1800s.

    We don’t even bother to use the technology available these days to protect women

    • Tracking devices to monitor violent criminals on bail
    • A system where someone with an intervention order for violence is required to wear a signal emitting device that will sound an alarm (carried by the other party) if they come within 50 metres- providing the woman with some opportunity to lock their door (car or house), call the police, maybe not get killed

    It is about time there was some public pressure applied to use technology to protect women and children, rather than just rely on the police blokes club.

  6. egg permalink
    April 19, 2014 3:03 pm

    Strongly agree, Trash needs to start up a campaign.

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    April 19, 2014 6:15 pm

    I wish someone would explain to me why our taxes ($2 million – that’s the estimated cost – including gifts they hand out) are wasted on three of the, The Firm’s, marketing icons … when they belong to the richest family in the world …

    Robber Barons Royalty at work … waste, waste, waste … like cathedral building in Europe during famine and pestilence … expensive country homes being built in the UK while 10 yo children died in mines ,,, and temples today in third world countries … the gullibility of ordinary folk is so sad to witness … and especially in the 21st Century … even the Pom’s don’t get it!

    How would you feel if the Australian government paid Coca Cola to send its CEO and family to Australia to promote their product?

    Yeah … how fkn stupid … and this Federal government (and Sir Noddy’s in QLD) keep telling us how fkn broke we are …

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    April 19, 2014 6:22 pm

    It is about time there was some public pressure applied to use technology to protect women and children, rather than just rely on the police blokes club.

    ToM, that sounds personal, but you know my history and I absolutely agree … the cops tho’ are restricted by policy and procedure (as I’m sure you know) to tar ’em all with the same brush is the same you tar all the unions … and if you really have worked with union you know that that just ain’t true … or you’ve had limited exposure …

    But I absolutely agree with your suggested … “fixes” …

  9. egg permalink
    April 19, 2014 7:04 pm

    The young Firm is good value at $2 million, the financial tourist spinoff will be extraordinary.

  10. April 19, 2014 9:00 pm

    yomm””””rather than just rely on the police blokes club.””’
    tb””””the cops tho’ are restricted by policy”””
    yeah l understand the sentiment yomm, but tb is correct, cops are stuck working to standards inflicted upon them by the parliament/s and court/s, tho you might like to know that, often the cops are in a `race` of securing perps, before family/friends get hold of`em.

  11. egg permalink
    April 19, 2014 9:15 pm

    Bagz, as ToM said, ‘It is about time there was some public pressure applied to use technology to protect women and children…’

    The concept has a sf quality and I can’t think of any reasonable citizen who could possibly object.


    Meanwhile, in the Middle Kingdom, here’s a reason why Oz agribusiness is set to boom.

    ‘Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China’s government released a study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country’s farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialisation under the Communist Party’s authoritarian rule.’


  12. April 19, 2014 9:47 pm

    ”””’The concept has a sf quality””””
    .???”’sf quality”’.???

  13. egg permalink
    April 19, 2014 10:13 pm

    Science Fiction

    Tracking Devices for Wife Beaters

    Stronger Courts

    Politicians with Backbone

  14. April 19, 2014 10:33 pm

    try `sci-fi` next time dumpty, then ya`would make `some` sense

  15. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    April 19, 2014 11:31 pm

    cops are stuck working to standards inflicted upon them by the parliament/s and court/s in accordance with their particular narrow minded prejudices, just as they have been for a few generations

  16. April 19, 2014 11:39 pm

    Wow, yomm doesn`t like cops either, but that shouldn`t be a surprise, after all they are only another segment of the working class. #teabags

  17. egg permalink
    April 21, 2014 8:27 am

    The husband of Jill Meagher speaks out.

    ‘Meagher said that while casual racism is mostly shunned, the “trivialisation” of male violence against women is a “staple, invidious, and rather boring subject of mirth”.

    “We can either examine this by setting our standards against the monster-rapist, or by accepting that this behaviour intrinsically contributes to a culture in which rape and violence are allowed to exist,” Meagher said.

    Oliver Milman / Guardian

  18. Splatterbottom permalink
    April 22, 2014 9:01 am

    Political commentary in fifteenth century Japan. Nothing much has changed as far as the quality of punditry goes.

  19. egg permalink
    April 25, 2014 1:49 pm

    ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse come from the Book of Revelation, the last chapter of the Bible. The Book of Revelation also warns of another beast with these words:

    ‘And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

    ‘What has seven heads? The Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. In 2012, the number of members of that committee was reduced from nine to seven, no doubt to properly align with Biblical prophecy.’

    David Archibald / American Thinker

  20. egg permalink
    April 25, 2014 7:28 pm

    Its about evolution, not revolution.

    ‘Private investment to play bigger role in rail, harbor, energy sectors’

    ‘China announced 80 major public infrastructure projects on Wednesday to arrest the economy’s slowdown while experimenting with wider access for private and overseas investors.

    The decision was made at a State Council executive meeting with Premier Li Keqiang presiding, the second meeting in a month to focus on infrastructure investment.

    The projects will cover railway and harbor construction, new infrastructure needed by information technology, major clean energy projects such as hydropower, wind power and photovoltaic power, as well as modernization projects in oil and gas and chemical industries.

    ‘Economists say overseas investors are likely to benefit from the new infrastructure investment program along with domestic private-sector investors.’

    China Daily

  21. egg permalink
    April 26, 2014 4:36 pm

    US manufacturing has reinvented itself on the back of cheap gas and steady wages.

  22. April 26, 2014 5:15 pm

    10-news just reported ford auto is likely to `leave` before the 2016 existing date, and employment opportunities are drastically shrinking in aust

  23. April 26, 2014 5:17 pm

    10-news just reported, mr-rabbit wants to move uni`s more towards teh-usa `user-pays` model, expecting fees to rise from 15K current, to double

  24. egg permalink
    April 26, 2014 8:22 pm

    Hockey is moving fast, universities will be catering for an increasing number of overseas students.

  25. egg permalink
    April 27, 2014 7:53 am

    ‘North Korea is said to be in the grip of a crystal meth epidemic with the drug being produced on an industrial scale by corrupt officials in collusion with criminal gangs and the number of addicts spiralling.

    ‘Use of meth is reportedly so common in the shadowy communist state that offering some to house guests has been described as the equivalent of making them a cup of tea.

    In some parts of North Korea up to 50 per cent of the population are reported to be hooked. Parents even offer it to children to help them concentrate on their studies.

    ‘As one of the few commodities easily available, it is used for everything from treating colds to curbing hunger pangs during times of food shortages. But few users realise the dangers or what the side-effects will be.’

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  26. egg permalink
    April 27, 2014 9:48 am

    Scaper and me have roused the Nova crowd into thinking politically on Hunt’s white paper.

    The best outcome would be for Clive to vote down DA legislation and then for the PM to say “Oh well, we tried, but that’s the way the ball bounces.”

    No double dissolution election, assuming the other bills are passed.

  27. egg permalink
    April 27, 2014 10:08 am

    ‘Fellow crossbench senator John Madigan, of the Democratic Labour Party, said he doubted whether the government was committed to the policy.’

    Cox / SMH

  28. egg permalink
    April 27, 2014 12:26 pm

    The other thing is that Clive’s nickel mine has been closed temporarily because his tailings dams are full, after the recent heavy rains. He is in a dispute with the Qld government over this issue and probably imagined he could put pressure on Hunt.

    Its a no-brainer.

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