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January 23, 2015

Hello everyone,

Thanks for the kind messages of support, so it looks like I’m going to stick around, yet another Farnham episode (how embarrassment).

Just one thing I ought to let you know, and I know some of you won’t agree with this decision, but well that’s life.  Egg is no longer welcome to participate on this blog.   I think I’ve been more than patient with egg, and despite multiple requests to refrain from derailing unrelated threads with climate change denialist BS egg persists in doing so.

The beginning to 2015 hasn’t been kind to me on a number of levels, and on top of that, running a blog that attempts to take a light-hearted poke at politics only to have it persistently derailed by one serial offender with their own pet agenda just got to me in the end.

So anyhow, that’s the state of play.

Maybe we can all begin the new year afresh, and without some of the personal nastiness that seems to have emerged in the last few months.

I started this blog because I thought it would be fun (with a few of you usual suspects – you know who you are!).

If it’s no longer fun, then I cant see the point in continuing, but if we are ALL prepared to give it a crack, then I am too….   (And let’s face it, with the Abbott govt, and Bill Shorten’s Zingers, there’s no shortage of material to work with)…

 

Sincerely,

reb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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96 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2015 11:28 am

    I’m glad you decided to keep it going Reb whoever you are. I enjoy reading your rants/views/etc. There will always be someone who doesn’t like what you do or say, if there isn’t you’re doing it wrong!

  2. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 23, 2015 11:33 am

    Thanks for this, I’ll do my best to be more polite to f**kwts!

  3. January 23, 2015 11:38 am

    Thank you Francescapalce that’s very kind of you.

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    January 23, 2015 11:43 am

    Well done, Sunshine!

    T’s tha’ fkn healand blud tha’ boils, laddie!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thanks for this, I’ll do my best to be more polite to f**kwts!

    No ya won’t ya condescending dick!

    Just loik old times … how long was the power off for?

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    January 23, 2015 11:50 am

    And …

    A word in public … your dedication has changed many of our lives, I’d say, sreb …

    Never forget that, mate.

    … I get in the shite all the time for saying … “… someone on the blog, said …” you’d be amazed the things my family throw at me … 🙂

  6. Splatterbottom permalink
    January 23, 2015 12:44 pm

    This is good news indeed! I think I’m going to felch myself!

  7. TB Queensland permalink
    January 23, 2015 1:02 pm

    Good lord, sb … not here … go out the back …

  8. Tom R permalink
    January 23, 2015 1:18 pm

    your dedication has changed many of our lives

    Who knows, maybe even some of them for the better 😉

    Well, until I looked up feltch anyway 😯

  9. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 23, 2015 2:07 pm

    Just when I was getting used to tweeting!
    Never mind I much rather the atmosphere of the blog.
    Glad you’re back reb

  10. January 23, 2015 2:15 pm

    I will try to be nice to NIL even though he stuck up for Alan Jones , who I hate, on an issue that I am passionate about and copped some of his own return fire..

    NB: terms and conditions may apply

    Splatter..words fail… 🙄

    Gordon is a fuckwit…

  11. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 23, 2015 2:22 pm

    “…Maybe we can all begin the new year afresh, and without some of the personal nastiness that seems to have emerged in the last few months…”

    Perhaps neil could make an effort too.

  12. January 23, 2015 2:23 pm

    More fish! 😯

  13. January 23, 2015 2:38 pm

    Kitty tweet handle? find me

  14. January 23, 2015 2:55 pm

    Well thank goodness that dummy spit is over! It takes great talent to deliver astringency and in particular to sow conventional expletives in a way that warrants their use, for most users of the vulgar vernacular it is ‘Gap Filler,’ a poor attempt at descriptive writing. But not in your case, your venom is much the richer and all the more plaudits to you. Take a break by all means but tell us when so we lesser folk can take a breath. Oh and one last thing, you have to have a tough hide in your space; by all means read what the peasants say but if you take it to heart, they have won.

  15. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 23, 2015 2:59 pm

    Just kittylitter@ifreelydissent ricky.
    I’m just a voyeur, I don’t do any tweeting myself. Most I’ve ever done was to reb this am!

  16. January 23, 2015 4:08 pm

    Thank you bgoozee… It would give me a great deal of encouragement if sensible and obviously very intelligent people like yourself and francescapalace were to comment more often.

  17. TB Queensland permalink
    January 23, 2015 5:09 pm

    Thank you bgoozee…and francescapalace …

    Hear, hear …

    I often look up at that little clusterfk map with the little red dots and realise that there is a lot of folks reading this shite … and I really should be more productive with my time …

    Its always nice to see newbies and lurkers pop in … and occasionally stick around …

  18. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 23, 2015 5:37 pm

    Well, I don’t get much choice about it and I’m pretty sure most other shiftworkers and those who work a roster don’t, that includes hospitality workers.

  19. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 23, 2015 5:48 pm

  20. TB Queensland permalink
    January 23, 2015 5:49 pm

    And I can assure you (where’s Toillette?) working permanent night shift is deleterious to your health and social life!

    As are rotating shifts …

    So whose looking into the crowd getting money for doing nothing?

    The Abbott can prattle on about penalty rates but won’t touch post pollie perqs, I’ll bet … hypocrisy … adults … open for business … or … greedy … ideological … selfish … silver spoon stuck up his arse (where he needs a good swift kick!) …

  21. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 23, 2015 6:14 pm

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/22/the-liberals-review-of-workplace-relations-is-critical-to-unmaking-our-social-democracy

    …Since the Your Rights at Work campaign, most Liberals stay silent about how they’d like to reconstruct industrial relations laws. The mention of WorkChoices sends shivers down their spines.

    That’s where the Productivity Commission comes in. To give themselves cover, the Liberals said that if elected they would ask the commission to review our workplace laws.

    On Friday, Joe Hockey finally delivered his terms of reference for the review. They are so wide that everything that matters for everyone who works for a living is up for grabs.

    The review is critical to the Liberals’ scheme to remake Australia’s social compact. Alongside the Commission of Audit, the trade unions Royal Commission, the tax white paper, and the reform of Federation white paper, it forms part of their blueprint to unravel our social democracy…

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    January 23, 2015 6:47 pm

    On Friday, Joe Hockey finally delivered his terms of reference for the review. They are so wide that everything that matters for everyone who works for a living is up for grabs.

    I guess that lets the post pollies perqs off the hook then … NOT!

  23. January 23, 2015 6:52 pm

    OK, so I haven’t been looking in much for a while, so it appears I’ve missed developments.

    Just to be clear, thanks for all your efforts, reb. It’s been a slog over many years.

    I try not to take for granted being able to just lob in here when I can & type all manner of personal garbage without much fear of censorial behaviour (let’s face it, I think we share opinions, for the most part). Certainly an anomaly in the b[l]ogosphere.

    Cheers, friend.

  24. January 23, 2015 7:09 pm

    “And I can assure you (where’s Toillette?) working permanent night shift is deleterious to your health and social life!

    As are rotating shifts … ”

    Only just catching up with Abbott’s first salvo in the assault upon penalty rates just now.

    Needless to say, my first reaction is …”Over My Dead Fucking Body Queen’sbitch “…

    I’d say, if he really tries it on, he’s bitten off waaaay more than his cabal can chew, especially in the current political climate, but generally in any political climate. Cnuts like him need to stop, pause & consider that those of us potentially deleteriously affected are in a bigger majority than the Ivory Tower Dwellers who stand to ca$h in from hammering the cattle into poorly paid niches at anti-social times of the day/week/public holiday.
    It’s not nearly as simple as his ilk present it to be.
    Interestingly, to me at least (even more so now, after his announcements today), only last night we had a ‘stop work’ meeting (orchestrated by the company, not the Union) to ‘communicate’ to us all that ‘they’ would be attacking penalty rates, public holidays, overtime etc in the pending EBA.
    It was always coming.

    I’d love to say more, but most of what was presented to us was commercial in confidence.

  25. January 23, 2015 7:13 pm

    So egg/el gordo is no longer welcome, and I don’t think I can save him this time. Looks like I’ll have to assume the mantle of head denier. Tom R, get ready.

    (Since any talk about climate change (by certain people) is seen as thread-derailing, does reb think we should reinstate the back room, so the sensitive can avoid having their brains bombarded?)

  26. January 23, 2015 7:15 pm

    Thank you Boss, I appreciate that.

    Just to be clear, I’m not looking for any sort of glory or adulation here. I find writing just as much as an outlet for myself as I imagine it must be for other people who come to express their opinions here.

    I don’t always agree with other people and that’s fine.

    But when someone deliberately and systematically goes about derailing threads with their own unrelated agenda, then it begs me to question why I bother.

    Despite many, many repeated requests to stop derailing threads with CC denials BS, egg persisted in doing so, to the point where I couldn’t even be bothered participating here.

    I don’t really like the idea of banning people, but sadly egg declined many polite and not so polite requests to take his/her/its CC arguments to other blogs where he/she/it might find a receptive audience,

    I felt like tossing it all in (again), because I do have a life outside of this (amazingly!), but then I do enjoy it.

    It’s a pity one individual had to spoil it (temporarily) for the rest of us.

  27. January 23, 2015 7:16 pm

    At least I know I can go back & look at why el gordo got evicted, unlike those publications undertaken by AIMNcorp (where any ‘abberations’ were quickly sent down the memory hole).

    El gordo always seemed to revel in the albatraoz around his neck.

  28. January 23, 2015 7:20 pm

    “I find writing just as much as an outlet for myself as I imagine it must be for other people who come to express their opinions here.”

    I’m sure that’s exactly right.

  29. January 23, 2015 7:25 pm

    “I don’t really like the idea of banning people”

    I believe that wholeheartedly, and there is evidence enough to support it over many years.

    Only the very few get a disallowance here.

    I concur with the opinions stated by a couple of the (presumably lurkers) contributors above, who I am unfamiliar with.

  30. January 23, 2015 7:26 pm

    “I’m sure that’s exactly right.”

    Absolutley.

    Being able to put it down without regard for (most) conventions is cathartic, says I.

  31. January 23, 2015 7:29 pm

    (Since any talk about climate change (by certain people) is seen as thread-derailing, does reb think we should reinstate the back room, so the sensitive can avoid having their brains bombarded?)

    I think that’s a bit unfair ToSY…

    People can talk about CC to their heart’s content on the Rostrum forum, and I have posted the occasional CC thread in the past.

    The reality is that it’s really not a topic that I’m not really all that interested in. Not because it’s unimportant, but basically because the argument always comes down to one thing – you either believe the science or you don’t.

    My issue with egg is that he/she/it took every opportunity to derail any thread regardless of the topic to turn into a debate about CC.

    I accept that egg might not always have been the first one to bring it up in the topic of conversation, but he/she/it made sure that once it had been raised, then that would be the focus of the discussion from that point on.

    There are plenty of other blogs (presumably) that focus on the specific issue of whether CC is real or not, and I have politely encouraged egg to participate on those forums, rather than dealing threads here that have nothing to do with his/her/its pet topic.

    But still egg persists.

    Perhaps other blog operators might’ve simply banned egg without any explanation..

    I’ve given egg plenty of polite and not so polite requests to desist from this sort of behaviour but still it insists on doing it.

    It’s the height of rudeness as far as I’m concerned, so egg is no longer welcome.

    In fact, I imagine few other blog owner types wouldn’ve been so polite to put up with so much BS in the first place.

  32. January 23, 2015 7:36 pm

    Fair enough. Like I always say, it’s your blog and we’re only guests here.

    (Rostrum threads should be for any topic, I agree. But certain Queenslanders still complain when CC is brought up on any of them. 😉 Clearly, AO, TomR, splatterbottom and myself have a keen interest in this topic. I’ve read about this subject for about ten years now, to the point where I knew what paleoclimatology was and could name the sites in Siberia where core samples were taken. I’m not that obsessed now but would still like to discuss the topic from time to time. It has some pretty important policy implications, too)

  33. January 23, 2015 7:41 pm

    “The reality is that it’s really not a topic that I’m not really all that interested in. Not because it’s unimportant, but basically because the argument always comes down to one thing – you either believe the science or you don’t.”

    This resonates with me.

    I see it as an issue that’s abused polemically. Right or wrong, it’s now split down an ideological divide, with each side aligning themselves.

    I see it a little the same way as I see the anti-vaccination debate, or anti-fluoridation. It’s just harder to call out the crackpots on AGW, and because it has extremely broad economic implications, the lattice of discontent on both sides is intricate & almost unable to be disentwined.

  34. January 23, 2015 7:42 pm

    As I’ve always said Tony, if you want to write a post on any topic even – paleoclimatology – whatever the fuck that is, I’ll be happy to post it for discussion….. 🙂

  35. January 23, 2015 7:46 pm

    I’m wondering if the AGW worm has turned in Oz politics too?

    I’m not sure that ‘less than nuanced’ denialism is good judgement for the benighted AbbottCorp these days.

    I sense a swing back (carried by the posturing and pronouncements of other global ‘powers’) in public sentiment, perhaps.

    Anyhow, fuck Abbott, and such things would be shitting Bolt to tears.

  36. January 23, 2015 7:47 pm

    I know reb, and thanks, but how could I top TB’s film reviews?

    Seriously, though, I don’t understand how you keep coming up with ‘material’ to ‘write’ about. I mean, tea? Really? Where the fuck does that kind of shit come from. You’re clearly wired a bit differently.

  37. January 23, 2015 7:49 pm

    I really should make an effort to submit a thread. I’ve been threatening to do it for years.

    If nothing else, it would take a bit of pressure off of the host & probably provide some amusement.

    Maybe we ‘all’ should?

    As noted, what with the contortions of our current government, global pantywetting etc, there’s plenty of ammunition.

    Nothing like a good argument with intelligent, semi-respectful combatants…out of combat range on the internet, haha.

  38. January 23, 2015 7:51 pm

    ” You’re clearly wired a bit differently.”

    His elocution and ‘flavour’ has always been on my channel.

    I enjoy the disdain & non-PC observations. I think most people have em, but few of us have the nads to put them down in public, even anonymously.

  39. January 23, 2015 7:52 pm

    “semi-respectful”

    Pffft.

  40. January 23, 2015 7:55 pm

    “few of us have the nads to put them down in public, even anonymously”

    Erm, I think you could claim to have nads if you put them down in your own name. As it is you (and I) are just crafting an online persona, with very little chance of real-life repercussions.

  41. January 23, 2015 7:58 pm

    Hey, I’ve been ‘outed’.

    Remember?

  42. January 23, 2015 8:00 pm

    splatterbottom, on the other hand, is a real life talking sphincter.

  43. January 23, 2015 8:01 pm

    “Hey, I’ve been ‘outed’.”

    Yeah, I remember. Does that prove you have nads? 🙄

  44. January 23, 2015 8:03 pm

    “” I mean, tea? Really? Where the fuck does that kind of shit come from. You’re clearly wired a bit differently.”

    LOL. It’s a true story believe it or not…!

  45. January 23, 2015 8:05 pm

    On my own logic, Ricky Pannowitz has more nads, or stupidity, than most of us.

  46. January 23, 2015 8:06 pm

    “I really should make an effort to submit a thread”

    Yes, you really should, as should everyone else…

    Lazy cunts.

  47. January 23, 2015 8:13 pm

    If toiletboss writes a thread (assuming he can put down the bong long enough), I’ll write one immediately after his.

    (BTW, who here had forgotten ToM’s footy threads? He’s not gonna let us, apparently.)

  48. January 23, 2015 8:14 pm

    Hah!

  49. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 23, 2015 8:43 pm

    It was incisive analysis but my creativity is having a hiatus

  50. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 23, 2015 9:50 pm

    … I’ve read about this subject for about ten years now, to the point where I knew what paleoclimatology…

    pete evans? 😆

  51. January 23, 2015 11:21 pm

    ”””’topic that I’m not really all that interested in. Not because it’s unimportant, but basically because the argument always comes down to one thing,”””

    +

    ”””you either believe the science or”””#the-denial

    #big-picture wise, the denier-teabags have won some battles, they ensured the kyoto global opportunity was missed, frightened timid politicians of both sides into paralysis, and bamboozled dopey-media with bullshit. Those battles are over, and the deniers `have` won them. However, they, the deniers (and those timid politicians) have lost the war. lndustries and public around the world are going it alone, as global and national leadership has been abdicated. We will lose species, arguing the toss of whether it is just the polar-bear becoming extinct alone, or the koala and panda join it, won`t matter much. Likewise, as sea-levels are rising 3mm per year, arguing the toss whether its rise is 7-meters or 9, in X-years and only swallows 87% of the worlds cities, instead of 93% of them is equally retarded, as both results are fcuking disasters.

    #At the end of it all, the deniers will always `deny`, no matter what.

  52. January 24, 2015 1:45 am

    “assuming he can put down the bong long enough”

    I haven’t had a bong for years.

    NTTAWWB

    * misdirected thrust

  53. January 24, 2015 1:46 am

    Snacty should write a thread…even if it’s just an update on snactyjr1 &snactyjr2 (but something antagonistic would be tremendous!).

  54. January 24, 2015 1:56 am

    “On my own logic”

    I think it mebe flawed? Unless you misinterpreted the intent of my comment about nads.

    I meant exposing one’s thoughts to a ‘room’ full of perusers.

    I take it you’ve ‘looked into’ ricky then? and it’s a thing? I’ve never taken the (admittedly short) time to verify.

    Even if it’s a thing, it doesn’t penetrate my day to day assignments of importance.

    😯

    And by all that I mean, plenty of folks don’t follow their thoughts enough to assemble them into publically articulable form little lone let alone type them out legibly in a place where they’re likely to be challenged and deconstructed.

  55. January 24, 2015 2:00 am

    Full disclosure of identity seems like a very bad idea, to me. It’s like assuming you’re Too Big To Fail.

  56. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 10:35 am

    Oh happy day!
    I’d like to say how impressed I am that ABC24 has just put on national TV a political commentator with a disability. I just saw a man called todd windsor [or something like that] from a uni who was commenting on the political play in qld. Todd appears to have a CP like disability and it is obvious in the way his face contorts and his speech is affected. He knew his stuff though. I could imagine the audience going “WTF, what’s wrong with him?” but the more I saw him I thought how brave he was and how normalised disability really should be.
    Well done ourABC!

  57. TB Queensland permalink
    January 24, 2015 10:45 am

    You’re clearly wired a bit differently.

    A BIT! LOL!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    (but something antagonistic would be tremendous!).

    And easy, methinks, for Lawyer James … has he graduated yet?

  58. TB Queensland permalink
    January 24, 2015 10:46 am

    I often wonder if, Kneel, has a disability … seriously …

  59. TB Queensland permalink
    January 24, 2015 10:52 am

    Agree with those sentiments too, KL … firm believer in not judging books (people) by the cover (the way they look/present) … some of my best hires have been from “out of the square” …

    Big swings to Labor in Qld looking like a 55% to 45% parliament …

    … bit better than current LNP 73 seats ALP 9! (Seven independents)

  60. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 10:53 am

    Snacty’s probably lying low, getting a distance between his previous comments. Wouldn’t want that to haunt him when he has a go at being a Lib party MP!

  61. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 10:56 am

    And just for the record james [if you’re looking] I’ve saved every one of them 😆

  62. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 11:07 am

    …We will lose species, arguing the toss of whether it is just the polar-bear becoming extinct alone, or the koala and panda join it, won`t matter much. Likewise, as sea-levels are rising 3mm per year, arguing the toss whether its rise is 7-meters or 9, in X-years and only swallows 87% of the worlds cities, instead of 93% of them is equally retarded, as both results are fcuking disasters…

    Yes, profits before species and the environment that sustains us all. Short sighted, money grabbing politics. I hope history is extremely unkind to the deniers and all they stand for. The politicians should be condemned for their fiddling while rome burns. There should be no glory and no forgiveness from those who will lead us into a cleaner future. It’s been a dirty war.

  63. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 11:14 am

  64. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 11:15 am

  65. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 24, 2015 11:35 am

    The conservatives always make a mistake in attacking the wages and conditions of workers .

    * Job security – hands up everyone who wishes to be dismissed more easily
    * Penalties – hands up all those shift workers who wish to be paid $18 an hour

    My recommendations for reform –

    * Strong and uncompromising policing of practices in construction
    * Limited penalty rates for bona fide full time students working less than 20 hours a week

  66. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 11:36 am

  67. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 11:42 am

    I would add that they are already underpaid for the qualifications and study that they undergo [at their own expense] and the workloads/responsibility that they have.

  68. TB Queensland permalink
    January 24, 2015 12:11 pm

    @KL, tells a BIG story (stories) … no faith in LNP, happy to mislead the voters, winner at all cost … false as shite!

  69. Tom R permalink
    January 24, 2015 12:48 pm

    yabot shows how ignorant, stupid and ideologically driven he is

    “If you don’t want to work on a weekend, fair enough don’t work on a weekend. But if you do want to work on a weekend, and lots of people, particularly students, particularly young people, want to work on a weekend, you want the places to be open to provide jobs,” he said, pointing out that the hotel he uses in Melbourne closed its restaurant on Sunday night because it couldn’t afford to pay penalty rates and that he had found it difficult to find a bottle shop open over Easter for the same reason.

    Unfortunately for yabot, there are some churnalists actually chasing up his verbal diarrhea

    Not to mention that the trading laws prevent most liquor stores from opening on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

    http://www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au/biz_res/oirwww/pdfs/Shop_trading_liquor_stores_final.pdf

    I think the term is “Full Of Shit”. It’s not that he is a bad salesman so much as a terrible liar.

  70. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 1:15 pm

  71. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 1:23 pm

    When is a 99 yr lease, not a lease?

  72. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 1:31 pm

    Yes, that is a point, the QPU president calls campbell newman a liar and newman is not suing him like he is alan jones, who also called him a liar. The lawsuit is obviously to shut jones up [little chance of that] or give him a chance to say “it’s before the courts” to dodge questions. Will the lawsuit still exist after the election?

  73. TB Queensland permalink
    January 24, 2015 3:13 pm

    Whatever happened to the Palmer v Noddy lawsuit?

    The games “adults” play …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    .@theqldpremier says he can’t guarantee plans for electorates that don’t vote in the LNP candidate

    Just the usual Robber Baron modus operandi

    Lie, cheat, threaten, bully and steal … and he’s from the dark side of christianity … he’s Anglican!

  74. Neil of Sydney permalink
    January 24, 2015 4:02 pm

    I hope history is extremely unkind to the deniers and all they stand for. …………..There should be no glory and no forgiveness from those who will lead us into a cleaner future. It’s been a dirty war.

    The natural totalitarians tendencies are hard to hide. It just comes naturally to ALP/Greens supporters.

    I suspect that AGW will prove to be one of the biggest frauds in scientific history.

  75. January 24, 2015 5:15 pm

    ”””’impressed I am that ABC24 has just put on national TV a political commentator with a disability. I just saw a man called todd windsor”””

    #are you sure it wasn`t

    http://www.toddocracy.com/2014/12/stella-young-voice-for-voiceless.html

    #who has been a semi-regular on my abc since stella died, they have been `crip`(stellas word, not mine)advocacy buddies for years (from memory todd is blind) and spoke wonderfully (and accurately) at her eulogy

  76. Neil of Sydney permalink
    January 24, 2015 5:15 pm

    “Lie, cheat, threaten, bully and steal “

    You got it mate.

    The Australian Labor Party described perfectly.

    Just like the people who vote for that immoral party.

  77. January 24, 2015 5:57 pm

    ”””fiddling while rome burns”””

    #which is unfortunately victory for the denial-teabags, they only need to spread bullshit and cause the `system` to dither and fiddle.

    #take the `war-on-drugs` for instance, the `war` is lost, and those that declared `war` preside over cities and towns where street-drugs are in increasing quantities and easy availability. For a long time (30-to-40-years) big-pharma won battles to deny patients `iboga`, `medical-choof` and `other`stuff. The water-guzzling big-cotton joined in to deny nations `hemp-fiber` industries despite `hemp` not containing any stoners-delight TCH. (frightened timid politicians of both sides into paralysis, and bamboozled dopey-media with bullshit. Those battles are over) resulting in `going-it-alone` hospitals now build `prison-cells` inside them to treat violent street-drugged patients, (and probably have to issue body armor to quacks and nurses). While `ambos` are assaulted more often. lf this is their idea of winning, l would hate to see what their idea of `losing` looks like.

    #Just like teh war on drugs, global warming action plans are at the same stage, ”going-it-alone” without the timid national leadership and without ”good” information from what passes itself off today as news-media.

  78. January 24, 2015 8:36 pm

    it seems the `toddocracy.com` link will be a waste of time, sorry for the goose-chase, try this,

    ”””””In a follow-up to an article published earlier this year, Todd Winther reflects on his move into a Youngcare apartment.

    http://www.abc.net.au/rampup/articles/2013/09/24/3855229.htm

    Freedom of choice a dream come true Todd Winther Ramp Up 24 Sep 2013””””””””

  79. January 24, 2015 9:41 pm

    The natural totalitarians tendencies are hard to hide. It just comes naturally to ALP/Greens supporters

    * repeal of 18c
    * Metadata retention
    * Increased surveillance laws
    * Outlawing whistle blowers
    * restricting press freedom and source
    * sedition and terror laws

    I suspect that AGW will prove to be one of the biggest frauds in scientific history

    No that mantle goes to Abbott, hands down.

    .
    .

  80. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 24, 2015 9:52 pm

    Don’t know if it’s the same Todd bagz, I checked the links from you but couldn’t see a photo to tell if same guy.
    I’m really not sure of the last name, I feel sure first name was Todd though.

  81. January 24, 2015 11:50 pm

    todd winther

    #yep CP (or similar) l mixed him up with another of stella`s mates who is blind, can`t think of his name at moment, he was first speaker at stella`s memorial, (todd was about 3rd/4th speaker at memorial)

  82. Walrus in the Far East permalink
    January 25, 2015 12:30 am

    greetings from some shithole infested by mossies and thieves on the border of Viet .

    Fuck it’s cold . I suppose you cnuts have enjoyed a lovely new year whilst is true workers beaver away saving the planet. By the way mention of that they might not be able to burn anything soon they do get mighty angry round these parts. So good luck with that one.

    Anyway by bizarre circumstances I just saw the end of a big bash game tonite in a sleazy roadhouse somewhere that Dog has truly forgot . The beer is shit the wine is worse and the water will kill you.

    Other than 4 days of shitting thru the eye of a needle all is just dandy. I can’t believe there is no nbn here or pink batts of school halls.

    These silly pricks seem to like it simple like getting a roof and fucking lighting fires to heat and feed thselves. Selfish cunts !

    Anyway that’s how the other 90% of Asia live.

    Selfish bastards

    Untily next Internet capable spot ciao

    Ps I’m not doing big lifting just more organising this time

    Ciao all

  83. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 25, 2015 10:35 am

    Yeah, that’s the person I saw bagz.

  84. TB Queensland permalink
    January 25, 2015 10:36 am

    KL, this says it all about Joyce …

    Qantas still had 66 planes in the air. The airline decided not to tell pilots who were flying about the unprecedented events underway on the ground. It deemed it a risk to safety because it believed pilots would be distracted while in the air. Word had a habit of spreading quickly, even at 40,000 feet.

    Secrecy is the hallmark of a coward … pilots are not easily “distracted” … especially by company politics … and the ignorance of modern communications technology* is astounding … a good by the looks …

    Joyce should have been gone before 2011 anyway … another wannabe Robber Baron … personal power and wealth at the expense of others is classic Robber Baron strategy …

    *I guess that could be argued – sort of – that he knew the power of email and text messages … simpleton …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You got it mate.

    In yer dreams …

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    G’day Wally, whatever clears the conscience, I guess … I do know what you mean about SE Asia … not a place I would travel to again … and of course so glad I missed the free trip in 1970/71 …

  85. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 25, 2015 10:42 am

    Good onya walrus, nice to hear from you, look forward to your tales on return.

  86. armchair opinionator permalink
    January 25, 2015 10:47 am

    …G’day Wally, whatever clears the conscience, I guess …

    😆

    at least he is prepared to do something, a bit more effort than sitting in a church for a couple of hours and walking out feeling all good about his WCP self.

  87. January 25, 2015 11:05 am

    “””at least he is prepared to do something, a bit more effort than sitting in a church for a couple of hours and walking out feeling all good about his WCP self.””

    That is a very good point.

  88. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    January 25, 2015 11:55 am

    …Happy Sunday! I’m just leaving church and feeling great about myself

  89. TB Queensland permalink
    January 25, 2015 12:51 pm

    LOL!

  90. TB Queensland permalink
    January 25, 2015 12:52 pm

    Ooops! I forgot TGT new leaf …

    Very commendable, Walter …

    And do watch out for orcas …

  91. February 2, 2015 9:54 pm

    Instapundit: “In my observation, it’s easier to quit blogging than it is to stay quit.”

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/201639/

  92. TB Queensland permalink
    February 2, 2015 10:35 pm

    Unless your a Farnham Blogger … I suppose, ToSY … 🙂

  93. Todd Winther permalink
    July 28, 2015 8:13 pm

    Todd here, but late to this, but noticed my name mentioned and wanted to clear up the confusion

    The commenter has me confused with Graeme Innes, who was the the former Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Graeme is blind, I am not however. I have Cerebral Palsy. Graeme spoke at Stella Young’s funeral. I did not

  94. July 28, 2015 9:55 pm

    Thanks for clearing that up, and welcome to the show Todd

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