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REFUGEES ARE COMING HERE TO STEAL OUR JOBS AND BLUDGE ON THE DOLE!

May 18, 2016

fuckinghellguys

You have been warned.

And if you decide to vote Labor at the forthcoming election you only have yourself to blame.

That’s the message from the Government’s Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, who today issued a stark warning that illiterate, non-english speaking asylum seekers are coming here to steal Australian jobs and sit on the dole. Simultaneously apparently.

“There’s no question about that,” he insisted today.

You see, according to Mr Dutton, these so-called “illegal arrivals” or “transferees” as the government likes to call them (otherwise known as “people”) are not apparently fleeing war torn nations for their basic survival, but are instead, hellbent on bankrupting ordinary Australian mum and dad investors, and their children who can’t even get a foothold in the real estate market due to these greedy refugees who also want us to foot the bill for their accommodation. Enough is enough!

It’s bad enough that many asylum seekers are in fact qualified professionals who can actually create additional jobs and opportunities (as recent history attests), but that’s best ignored.

You see, these so-called illiterate and job-seeking asylum seekers are determined to destroy our way of life by leeching upon our good nature.  A sense of camaraderie and compassion that’s exemplified in our generous asylum seeker policies.

These illiterate bludgers will simply become a liability that we taxpayers will have to fund for generations to come. Where will it end?

In fact, as history shows they don’t even bother to assimilate, instead forming insular little clusters of like-minded individuals who bludge off the rest of us without fear of retribution or recrimination.

(It’s a bit like the LNP when you think about it.)

Nevertheless – IT IS A DISGRACE – and it’s a risk that we should all be aware of.

Heck if past performance is anything to go by, some of these ignorant, illiterate and self-serving thugs could one day go on to hold positions of considerable power and influence, like the Federal Treasurer or Immigration Minister for example.

 

 

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  1. May 18, 2016 7:20 pm

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  2. TB Queensland permalink
    May 18, 2016 7:28 pm

    In fact, as history shows they don’t even bother to assimilate, instead forming insular little clusters of like-minded individuals who bludge off the rest of us without fear of retribution or recrimination.

    (It’s a bit like the LNP when you think about it.)

    I did and I do …

    And the Freemasons …

    And the katlyks …

    And Barnaby Joyce …

    Or Politicians Past …

    Or the Negative Gearers …

    Of the Offshore Investors …

    Or the Multinationals …

    The list is fucking endless … 98% to go!

  3. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 18, 2016 7:50 pm

    I don’t totally agree with what Dutton said but he has a point.

    They have their covetous eyes on our standard of living and want the same. Most of these so-called refugees are economic immigrants who do not want to live in the country they were born and raised.

    I guess i would do the same if i was in their position.

    However there are lots of people from poor countries who i would prefer to take who do not do the same thing. I would prefer to take these sorts of people rather than evil people who come here for money.

  4. TB Queensland permalink
    May 18, 2016 8:09 pm

    I don’t totally agree with what Dutton said but he has a point.

    But he made two opposing points … that means he didn’t have a point at all …

    Oh, this is fun … more Liberal Speak!

    However there are lots of people from poor countries who i would prefer to take who do not do the same thing.

    How many? Which countries? What “same thing” do you mean?

  5. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 18, 2016 8:20 pm

    How many? Which countries? What “same thing” do you mean?

    Good point. I actually do not know. i find it amazing that mostly 1 billion Indians stay in India.

    I think most of the people who want to come here are greedy.

    PS I hate Russians

  6. May 18, 2016 8:24 pm

    “i find it amazing that mostly 1 billion Indians stay in India.”

    It’s just a hunch, but could it be that it’s because that’s where they live…?

  7. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 18, 2016 8:43 pm

    REb

    Not sure what you are about.

    Australia is a wealthy country which lots of greedy people want to live in.

    I lost my job because greedy Russians do not want to live in Russia

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 18, 2016 9:20 pm

    IT IS A DISGRACE

    Too true

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    May 18, 2016 9:23 pm

    Do refugees surf?

  10. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 18, 2016 9:33 pm

    One comment i would like to make is that when London was being bombed the Brits stood up and fought.

    Maybe the refugees who are fleeing their homelands should be doing he same thing?

  11. May 18, 2016 10:08 pm

    While it is always pure enjoyment to see teabag-panic set in, with 6-weeks remaining to the election, l`m rather confident blib will find time to relieve much of that teabag-panic.

    ,,,,,history shows they don`t even bother to assimilate,,,,,

    # ,, history also shows some teabags have very easily been `assimilated`

    (and l see see another reason to enjoy the `real-deal`)

  12. May 18, 2016 10:23 pm

    could,,,,it be that it’s because that’s where they live .. ?,,,,

    # ,, fun fact, `el-nino` (or whatever weather disruption we have this year) has caused monsoon-failure and/or drought, effecting 300-million indians, they `may` end-up on the move too teabags #squirt.squirt.squirt

  13. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 6:46 am

    So, how many jobs do those thousands of 457 visa holders take from aussies?

    It’s the libs in all their glory, demonising AS [and aboriginals] for political gain, they’ve always been the party of racism and there’s no pretending otherwise.

    Don’t forget this beauty

  14. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 7:01 am

    Feeney won’t go, but he should. These greedy pollies will never put in place legislation good for the public when it is against their own vested interests, investments and donor’s interests.

    I guess this bloke will be the next to gain lib party endorsement, he has all the desired attributes.

    Suspended cop Chris Hurley takes commissioner to court as pay cut off:
    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/crime-and-justice/suspended-cop-chris-hurley-takes-commissioner-to-court-as-pay-cut-off/news-story/ef44fc170a83b1bc30065d453d153b2c

  15. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 7:13 am

    …I lost my job because greedy Russians do not want to live in Russia..

    A russian was just given your job for no reason at all other than being russian and being here?
    Did you both have to apply for the position and go through a selection process? Was the russian qualified?

    Perhaps they should be pointing their binoculars inside our borders.

  16. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 7:21 am

    …So If I buy a painting for $1000, and sell it for $2000 two years later, I made $1000. But I only pay tax on $500. So I pay less tax on investing than if I earned $1000 cleaning toilets!…

    http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/0c67de306906023e9e5f2ad5d5647883

  17. May 19, 2016 7:26 am

    “”…I lost my job because greedy Russians do not want to live in Russia..”

    What, you’re a Cossack….??

  18. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 7:31 am

    Peter Dutton: a menace to multicultural Australia
    https://theconversation.com/peter-dutton-a-menace-to-multicultural-australia-59618

    …If Malcolm Turnbull is returned he should tip Peter Dutton out of the immigration portfolio when he chooses his new ministry…

    Dutton’s Tuesday comments, when targeting the Greens’ proposal for a big increase in the refugee intake, were crude and inflammatory…

    …The first point to remember is that we are talking about people judged to be refugees, not unprocessed asylum seekers. We aren’t talking about people coming in boats but through the proper entrance channels. Dutton, however, tried to conflate increasing refugee numbers and boats restarting…

    …Turnbull’s celebration of Dutton as an “outstanding” immigration minister is a combination of shocking and ridiculous. Turnbull himself has not chosen to have him on cabinet’s national security committee. Dutton is a divisive figure, most at home with political head-kicking and policies of enforcement. The toughness required of a minister overseeing border control does not preclude having some compassion, which Dutton does not show…

  19. May 19, 2016 7:31 am

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  20. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 8:01 am

    So @Feeney4Batman does in Canberra what Turnbull & Hockey have done & The Australian & The Greens condemns only him?

    Not that that excuses feeney, he’s still a dumbarse bludger in my book.

    BUT, it IS his party that is finally doing something about negative gearing

    #justsaying AO 😉

    Was the russian qualified?

    Or were management lefties, and sick of nil sneering at them.

    Really, if you are worried about “illiterate” people taking your job, the problem might just be you, not them.

  21. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 8:03 am

    What I learned from Greg Hunt at the National Press Club today

    That he lies his arse off fluidly?

  22. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 8:09 am

    What, you’re a Cossack….??

    You spelt “dickhead” wrong reb

  23. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:25 am

    “Really, if you are worried about “illiterate” people taking your job, the problem might just be you, not them.”

    The ALP must have run a few numbers through campaign HQ last night since they have suddenly stopped talking about “refugees” today.

    I’d prefer they do keep talking about “refugees” though………………LOL

  24. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:47 am

    Yes the open border policies are really worth trying again

    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/deporting-apex-gang-members-inherently-racist-legal-groups-say-20160428-gogte6.html

  25. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:48 am

    How many aussie jobs are taken by ‘economic refugees’ who have flown in on 457 visas? Do those people speak and write perfect English?

  26. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:49 am

    You spelt “dickhead” wrong reb”

    For the record it is usually spelled “Tom R” and occasionally “Tom aRse”.

  27. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:50 am

    “That’s the message from the Government’s Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, who today issued a stark warning that illiterate, non-english speaking asylum seekers are coming here to steal Australian jobs and sit on the dole. ”

    Yep !

    Take a trip out ton South Western Sydney if you doubt that

    Funny how telling the truth gets the Left all riled up.

  28. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:51 am

    BUT, it IS his party that is finally doing something about negative gearing

    You mean think about doing something. Labor does that a lot. Huff and puff then do nothing.

    Large numbers of people will get out of negative gearing if interest rates go back up to more normal levels but that does not look like happening for a long time.

  29. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:52 am

    “…Not that that excuses feeney, he’s still a dumbarse bludger in my book.
    BUT, it IS his party that is finally doing something about negative gearing…”

    I don’t like him either, but you would assume he knew all about their NG policy before anyone else and should have ensured his own house was in order.
    How do you just forget your million dollar NG assets like that.

  30. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:58 am

    “How do you just forget your million dollar NG assets like that.”

    Seems he also forgot about the property in his family trust.

    Its the one the taxpayer pays the rent on whilst he is in Canberra.

    The ALP can say goodbye to the seat of Batman

  31. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:59 am

    There is a cost to having refugees and the public deserve to know what it is both in monetary terms and in human terms. Inner city mongrel leftists demand huge intakes and ensure that refugees are settled along way from their trendy enclaves. Sadly, and unjustly, it is the residents of Western Sydney who are bashed, robbed and raped.

    Islam is the most chauvinistic of religions and also the worst (apart from secular abominations like the religion of Gaia) Most major mosques and Islamic schools in Australia are funded by the Saudis who are trying to spread a despicably virulent strain of Islam. If we are to take people with these vile beliefs then we need to get on the front foot and explain that even though they may believe their child-molesting head-lopping prophet is worthy of imitation any attempt to do so will lead to jail time.

    (And yes, I know TB will respond to this by bashing “catliks” because that, sadly, is his idea of a logical argument.)

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:00 am

    Not that that excuses feeney, he’s still a dumbarse bludger in my book.

    My thoughts exactly … but you would assume he knew all about their NG policy

    And the twit should be dropped immediately (six weeks to go?) if he’s that dumb, he shouldn’t get a look in!

  33. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:03 am

    Re Feeney and the Greens – I love a good left-on-left fight. Almost as good as jelly-wrestling match! Go Blubber Boy Feeney – the typical one-percenter Unionland Boss. He should never have been pre-selected but the ALP obviously needed more rich white male union officials in parliament. And that is how it goes down in Unionland.

  34. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:12 am

    (And yes, I know TB will respond to this by bashing “catliks” because that, sadly, is his idea of a logical argument.)

    The thought did not cross my mind as I read you’re treatise on Muslims … 2.2% of the Australian population BTW …

    So far, personally, only catlyks, 25.3% of the population have cross my path with lying, cheating, stealing and deceit … not all of them just some … but it does seem to be a general ignorance of what Jesus Christ supposedly taught them …

    I do agree that some Muslims are just as hypocritical as some catlyks … it must have crossed your mind too … as you made the comment aimed at me …

    Religion is for the simple, easily led … that’s why the adherents invariably do the opposite …

    Strange that religious zealots accuse lefties (who are often agnostic or atheist) of problems with their compassion and not being capable of making the “hard” decisions … its all about making a quid … apparently …

    And buying bigger bombs, better, submarines and playing with bullets in someone else’s backyard … that’s the kryschun way … just make sure your kids don’t get in the way …

  35. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:16 am

    And speaking of the stinking Greens, wasn’t the largest political donation to an Australian political party the million bucks one-percenter Woods slung to the Greens. I’m sure the Greens would coincidently support Woods’ eco-tourism ventures. Cosy, no?

  36. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:16 am

    “Inner city mongrel leftists demand huge intakes and ensure that refugees are settled along way from their trendy enclaves. Sadly, and unjustly, it is the residents of Western Sydney who are bashed, robbed and raped. ”

    You might be referring to Lakemba perhaps ?????

    “The religious makeup of Lakemba is 51.8% Islam, 13.4% Catholic, 8.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Eastern Orthodox, 5.3% No religion, 4.3% Buddhism, 2.1% Hinduism, 2.0% Anglican, 1.4% Uniting Church, 0.8% Presbyterian and Reformed. ”

    http://lakemba.localstats.com.au/demographics/nsw/sydney/canterbury-bankstown/lakemba

  37. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:18 am

    I’m certainly not referring to the People’s Republic of Marrickville. Even if the lefties would have them, most Muslims would not live there due to the endemic public masturbation by preening leftists strutting their exquisite consciences.

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:22 am

    Talk about a babblethon … must check the latest polls …

  39. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:34 am

    since they have suddenly stopped talking about “refugees” today.

    The ALP haven’t been talking refugees, the libs have, although Labor responded to duttons stupidity. #justsayin

    For the record it is usually spelled “Tom R” and occasionally “Tom aRse”.

    Maybe 4 teh well Writ

    And, this is something that MUST end. Why should people who pay no net tax (but + GST) have the little tax they paty go into subsidising pampering to rich peoples kiddies? It’s a scam.

    Something is seriously wrong when private school students get more in government support than the government’s own students. Just as it is when private superannuants get more in government support than the government’s own pensioners.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/election-2016-what-kind-of-government-better-funds-private-schools-than-its-own-20160517-goxiet#ixzz4936fsmbs
    Follow us: @theage on Twitter | theageAustralia on Facebook

  40. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 10:49 am

  41. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:07 am

    Remember when I posted a link that demonstrated that the very, very, very rich schools got far more of the School Halls waste stimulus funds than the battling public schools.

    The very, very, very rich schools mainly built “Performing Arts Centres” and “Performance Amphitheatres” – while the other schools often got a new shed!!

  42. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:07 am

    Wow – only refugees bash, rob and rape!

    Is it unheard of in the general populations of any country?

    Could it be a male problem?

  43. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:16 am

    Dopey Dutton is a dope … and so are TurnAbbott and Bishop for supporting him …

    The Department of Social Services commissioned a report in 2011 which found:

    ♥ Seventy-five per cent of humanitarian entrants arrive in Australia with at least high school-level education.

    ♥ About a quarter of humanitarian entrants obtain a technical or university qualification after arriving in Australia.

    ♥ Nearly 50% of those who arrive with trade qualifications go on to obtain more technical or university qualifications.

    ♥ Forty-three per cent of those arriving with a university degree on arrival obtain further university qualifications after arrival.

    In total nearly 35% humanitarian entrants have a technical or university qualification either before or after arrival in Australia – compared with 39% of the Australian population 15 years and older. The most common fields of study for humanitarian entrants are in the humanities and healthcare.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/18/fact-check-was-peter-dutton-right-about-illiterate-refugees-taking-jobs

    Whatever happened to Jobs & Growth! Jobs & Growth! Jobs & Growth!

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:21 am

    .. preening leftists strutting their exquisite consciences.

    … or the tories flogging whatever they can to the unsuspecting and then taking it back where they can … ’cause they don’t need to have a conscience and go to confession every week … the dog handler told ’em its alright …

    … hypocrisy writ large … nothing is new … catlyks have one advantage over the muslims … about 500 years of being found out …

  45. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:26 am

    The Liberal Party and Economic Mismanagement!

    The latest wages growth figures released on Wednesday saw a record low annual growth of just 2%. It marks three years of negligible growth in real wages, and renders the need for a tax cut for those earning over $80,000 to protect against bracket creep an idea rather out of step with reality.

    Oh for the days of the wages breakout.

    Coming off the back of the RBA downgrading its outlook for inflation, Wednesday’s wages price index figures reinforce – should any reinforcement be needed – that there is bugger all demand in the economy.

    Wages in the private sector in March grew just 0.4% in trend terms, tying the lowest quarterly growth on record with that achieved during the depths of the GFC in 2009:

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2016/may/19/the-real-story-about-growth-and-why-we-dont-need-to-worry-about-bracket-creep

    Not bullshit rhetoric about refugees … an economic decline heading for disaster …

  46. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:27 am

    Remember when I posted a link

    I’m pretty sure that would have stuck in my memory. Perhaps you could post it again?

  47. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:28 am

    “Even if the lefties would have them, most Muslims would not live there due to the endemic public masturbation by preening leftists……..”

    Actually Splatter you are completely wrong on that.

    The Greens wont allow muslim refugees anywhere near their inner city enclaves

    “NIMBY inner-city Greens have voted down a plan to ­resettle refugees in unused buildings at Callan Park in ­Rozelle, despite their federal counterparts priding themselves on campaigns to boost Australia’s refugee intake.”

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/greens-vote-against-proposal-to-place-refugees-in-unused-buildings-in-rozelle/news-story/d136e6a3180b728cd0adf51cf7426201

  48. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:41 am

    Making anti muslim comments is widely regarding as racist.

    But TB making regular anti catholic or christian comments are just routine and excused?

    That’s left logic for you.

  49. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:42 am

    …widely regarded…

  50. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:53 am

    It’s great news that one of the young women kidnapped by Islamic zealots has been found and freed!

    The images in this article are indicative – the vibrant colour the young women choose to wear when free compared to the head to toe black/grey they are forced to wear when chattels…

    http://www.news.com.au/world/africa/boko-haram-abduction-first-kidnapped-chibok-girl-found-in-nigeria/news-story/e4178bf48096fb592ec2f25d80e2a97a

  51. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:54 am

    4thawellRed

  52. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:59 am

    I’m guessing you lost the link you claimed before then yomm?

  53. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 11:59 am

    Its says quite a lot about someone’s psyche when they continually link to Twitter

  54. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 12:17 pm

    psyche me out man!

  55. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 12:29 pm

    Well tomM, you’ve managed to turn into a full on RWNJ in recent times.

    The veils have lifted completely?

  56. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 12:33 pm

    But TB making regular anti catholic or christian comments are just routine and excused?

    Don’t be silly, ToM … I condemn the hypocrisy of all religions based on the actions of their “believers” …

    Don’t feel left out … (‘scuse the pun) `(;-)

  57. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 12:35 pm

    “…Whatever happened to Jobs & Growth! Jobs & Growth! Jobs & Growth!…”

    Selective jobs and growth. For political purposes and the ears of white people only.

    No jobs or growth for boat foreigners but plenty of aussie jobs for plane arrivals on 457’s. How about a migrant tax to help farmers?

  58. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 12:38 pm

    ‘scuse the pun

    For that, you shall be pun ished!

  59. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 19, 2016 12:43 pm

    Not quite equally TB.

    But if it is racist to make anti Islamic comments, it seems you’re displaying a racist inclination on several fronts.

  60. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 12:58 pm

    … its not racist at all … they are religions … its actually a lifestyle choice, y’know the type you prefer … race isn’t!

    … all I do is point out the hypocrisy of religion and more particularly its adherents …

    … and in a country where 50% of people are kryschuns (25% catlyks) and 2.2% are muslim … I’m exposed to, and comment on, the religions that most impact on Australia … and that just happens to be catlyks … whether you like it or not …

    In fact there are more buddhists in oz than muslims (just) … but I don’t see any news about them, nor have they crossed my path in any way …

    And BTW, I’ve seen you’re version of “equality” … and who said it had to be “equal” anyway … I’m just a commenter on a blog …

  61. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 1:11 pm

    Ahhhh…………dont you love it when a guy on $500K plus per year living in the mega expensive North Shore of Sydney somewhere takes the time out to criticise a government minister for saying what most of the Sydney West alreadyy thinks…………..

    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/today-host-karl-stefanovic-slams-immigration-minister-peter-dutton-for-unaustralian-comments/news-story/e08cf936d6132ffd9305143f831ed978

  62. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 1:28 pm

    The politics of envy wally? I didn’t think we’d see you pulling THAT card

  63. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 1:29 pm

  64. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 1:29 pm

    seems yomm can’t back up another claim he’s thrown out there

    YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWn

  65. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 1:30 pm

    “The politics of envy wally?”

    It’s the politics of being out of touch actually

  66. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 1:44 pm

    It’s the politics of being out of touch actually

    This, after spending a week telling a guy who’s trapped in poverty it’s all his fault

    Who’s out of touch again?

  67. May 19, 2016 1:48 pm

    For a minute there I thought that t-shirt said : “keep calm and try anal”

    😭

  68. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 2:00 pm

    Mmmmmmmmm…………”faded” from contact usually means broke up in flight.

    “EgyptAir says the A320 was at 37,000 feet and “faded” from contact about 10 miles (16 kilometres) after entering the Egyptian airspace. ”

    Probably another one of those “Acts of Peace” from “the Religion of Peace”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/live-egyptair-flight-ms804-disappears-on-flight-from-paris-to-cairo-20160519-goyu10.html#ixzz494ScPt5n
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  69. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 2:06 pm

    For a minute there I thought that t-shirt said : “keep calm and try anal”

    Phucking photoshop! ~(:-D)

  70. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 2:19 pm

    The prospect of a $48 billion tax cut to big business, after a previous Coalition Budget took $57 billion from public hospitals, will keep Mr Turnbull on his toes.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/coalition-labor-lay-down-important-markers-that-could-decide-election/news-story/dcb4da48c468f802fd19da1cbc3b2bb5

    Indeed …

  71. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 19, 2016 3:03 pm

    It almost seems like another meltdown from the right wing. Quite unhinged at the moment.
    Is it the polling or that great defence of the indefensible again?

  72. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 19, 2016 3:09 pm

    Well AO, I did the ABC vote thingo and that showed I was in the centre, and probably would have been pro ALP if I’d said I thought Shorten was nice.

  73. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 3:20 pm

    I did the ABC vote thingo

    Well, that settles it then

    yomms a centrist!

    So says the “vote thingo”

    mind you, he’s still a centrist with a linking issue 😉

  74. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 3:30 pm

    The wheels of justice turn slowly … sometimes

  75. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 4:07 pm

    … phone records of James Ashby in their investigation of Mal Brough and Wyatt Roy and Chrissie Pyne … The Mad Abbott? And who the fk else?

  76. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 19, 2016 4:43 pm

    Well, I apparently agree with 54% of the ALP, 54% of the Libs and 43% Greens.

    I didn’t think I agreed with anything any of them had to say.

  77. May 19, 2016 5:09 pm

    SUGGESTED TWEET

    ,,,,,,MrTalkbull does LNP mouthpiece LimitedNews attack on Storrar hurt LNP brand, own image or seem valid? #qanda,,,,,,

  78. Walrus permalink
    May 19, 2016 5:28 pm

    Now that Duncan Drug Addict Storrar has an extra $60K in his pocket he could go out buy a car and consider this…………………………..if he’s really serious about working and bettering himself. But maybe the “Why dont I get it ?” attitude precludes such thought

    “……….Uber has done what an army of bureaucrats in 50 years have failed to do – create a dignified, efficient and effective unemployment insurance scheme………..”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/uber-is-more-than-a-taxi-replacement–its-an-unemployment-scheme-20160519-goyujm.html#ixzz495JGCANz
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  79. May 19, 2016 5:58 pm

    or SUGGESTED TWEET

    ,,,,,,MrTalkbull after giving yourself and LNP mouthpiece LimitedNews the threshold lift, When will 15pcGst kick in for Storrar? #qanda,,,,,,

  80. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 6:06 pm

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/nbn/netflix-launches-simple-test-to-prove-how-slow-your-internet-is/news-story/7bf8cd7e2a59e936bdee075adc5f37ca

    I want to know why a local Freemason’s Age Care Home is an NBN island in a sea of suburbs who will not be connected for one, two or in my case three years!

  81. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 6:10 pm

    According to TurnAbbott … Bill Shorten is talking about Dopey Dutton to steer conversation away from Feeney … Dopey Dutton made the stupid comments … and Feeney is just as fkn stupid …

    Australians know that, MALfunction … Feeney isn’t a MINISTER! Feeney isn’t even a politician! And Dutton Shouldn’t be he’s fkn Dope! Or on dope …

  82. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 19, 2016 6:24 pm

    Feeney isn’t even a politician!

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

    David Ian Feeney (born 5 March 1970) is an Australian politician. He is the Labor member for the House of Representatives seat of Batman, which he won at the 2013 federal election.

    will not be connected for one, two or in my case three years!

    You are lucky.The NBN will cost more for no better service. Plus your home phone will not work during a power black out

  83. Tom R permalink
    May 19, 2016 6:28 pm

    Now that Duncan Drug Addict Storrar

    Still slandering, still not sure just how to answer THAT Question yet, hey 😉

    https://theguttertrash.com/2016/05/10/the-election-is-it-over-yet/#comment-126907

  84. May 19, 2016 9:41 pm

    Well that didn`t take long did it, blib-ing along, easing the teabag-panic,

    my-abc,,,,,The Australian Federal Police are raiding Labor party offices in Melbourne, Labor frontbencher Tony Burke has confirmed.

    The AFP has said it is conducting operational activities in the area as part of an ongoing investigation, but would not provide details of the operation.

    Mr Burke said there were allegations that documents had been leaked from the NBN.

    `There’s no doubt the leaks that came from the NBN caused immense damage to Malcolm Turnbull when they showed that the cost blowout of the NBN, the fact that it was slower, the fact that it was going to be delayed,` Mr Burke said,,,,,

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-19/afp-raids-labor-party-offices-in-melbourne/7430346

  85. TB Queensland permalink
    May 19, 2016 9:42 pm

    Australian federal police have raided the parliamentary offices of Labor MP Stephen Conroy in Melbourne.

    Guardian Australia understands the AFP operation related to an alleged unauthorised disclosure of information about the National Broadband Network.

    It is understood another Melbourne office was raided in connection with a staffer of Labor’s communications spokesman, Jason Clare.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/19/australian-federal-police-raid-labor-party-offices-in-melbourne

    We do live in Australia still, don’t we?

    Or have I been transported back to Germany 1938?

  86. May 19, 2016 9:48 pm

    Returning more to classic blib and `coffee-wreckage` to ease teabag-panic,

    my-abc,,,,,Opposition Leader Bill Shorten`s motorcade is at the scene of a car accident near Newcastle.

    Mr Shorten had been heading towards a campaign event in Maitland, when his car was overtaken by another. The passing vehicle was then involved in a head-on collision.

    A woman and a child involved in the accident are being comforted at the scene, and using the Labor leader`s parked car to recover.

    Mr Shorten has cancelled his planned street walk,,,,,

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-19/election-live-may-19/7426648

  87. May 19, 2016 10:45 pm

    teabag,,,,,,But TB making regular anti catholic or christian comments are just routine and excused,,,,,

    # ,, That`s a sad story, and isn`t of much interest to me.

  88. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:30 am

  89. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:48 am

    Turnbull: the AFP is completely independent of the libs.

    Mighty hard to believe when the AFP acts in the most politically biased manner and never do the same with libs despite all their illegal shenanigans. Labor = full media entourage and publicity, libs = glacier slow investigations that never go anywhere. Abbott used the AFP as his personal protection service and even lived with them as PM!

  90. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:51 am

  91. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:52 am

  92. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:56 am

  93. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 7:01 am

    Labor = full media entourage and publicity

    No, i won’t end up with that, will it?

    What’s the next ‘phase’ I wonders.

    But wait, there’s more.

    Yes TB, I think you have the dates about right.

    How many more weeks of this shite have we got again? How much lower can they go

    Budget fails -> Boats

    Boats fail -> AFP

    AFP fail -> I dare not even guess

  94. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 7:11 am

    Well, at least this isn’t being stage managed, you know, like when they didn’t raid the CFMEU, yet had a front page story about the raid that didn’t happen

  95. May 20, 2016 7:27 am

    “”# ,, That`s a sad story, and isn`t of much interest to me.””

    LOL…

  96. TB Queensland permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:03 am

    “… waiting in cars out the front for 3+ hours ” for the reporters?

    Intimidation springs to mind, caretaker governments and oppositions have the same legal rights to documentation and information from taxpayer funded organisations …

    Every way you look at this it is stage managed but is a massive backlash against TurnAbbott just waiting to happen … desperate measures for desperate times … the TURC failed and they are still at it.

    Or is it an attempted tit for tat because of Ashbygate – or to lessen the Ashbygate investigation?

    Did Abbott set this up … create chaos in both camps … and then move in?

    Who knows … but with six weeks to go I can see an AFP Commissioner come under scrutiny with regard any Liberal Party affiliation …

    And what sort of NBN Co “information” is so “important” that the PUBLIC can’t see it?

    By all accounts not information in TurnAbbott’s favour …

    What an exciting time to be an Orstralian!

    I’m off for an island weekend … no internet so I’ll be eager to see the latest developments … and the polls … hey ToM?

  97. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:36 am

    It’s great when TB speculates !

    –amazingly it’s not raining in Brisbane today

  98. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:39 am

    It’s great when TB speculates !

    Better or worst than the way yomm links?

  99. TB Queensland permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:50 am

    It’s great when TB speculates !

    You mean rather than making judgements …

    Enjoy yer weekend, speculations, all!

    TB Out!

  100. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:51 am

    “Still slandering, still not sure just how to answer THAT Question yet”

    What question ? ……your link takes me to a comment by Splatter.

    Anyways I just realised that he probably wouldn’t pass the Uber criminal check anyway.

    Did someone mention something about being a victim of poor Life Choices ?………..ROFLMAO

  101. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:56 am

    “And what sort of NBN Co “information” is so “important” that the PUBLIC can’t see it?”

    A certain Cost Benefit Analysis whilst the ALP was in power comes to mind.

  102. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:59 am

    The ALP just lost any chance of gaining Western Sydney seats……………..LOL

    “A Labor government would not provide any funds to the construction of the WestConnex motorway, shadow federal transport and infrastructure minister Anthony Albanese​ has promised…….. Mr Albanese also told opponents to the 33-kilometre motorway that he was not responsible for the project and they were misdirecting their anger. ”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/election-2016-labor-promises-not-to-fund-westconnex-as-anthony-albanese-addresses-electorate-20160519-gozdj3.html#ixzz4995KsAF9

  103. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 20, 2016 9:00 am

    And what sort of NBN Co “information” is so “important” that the PUBLIC can’t see it?

    Maybe try information that contractors might use to justify cost overruns. Or stuff that might help them make common variation claims .

  104. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 20, 2016 9:08 am

    And Feeny has a great property portfolio , all negatively geared geared… for a guy that is such a fundamental opponent of negative gearing!

  105. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 20, 2016 9:17 am

    And have a look at the dump the ALP staffer lives in

    You really wouldn’t want an ALP staffer as a neighbour

    http://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/afp-denies-it-was-ordered-by-government-to-raid-labor-offices/news-story/05b4cdc16e6b45b405a5c80eb759acfa

  106. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 9:27 am

    “And have a look at the dump the ALP staffer lives in”

    He’s probably being paid below the minimum wage

  107. Neil permalink
    May 20, 2016 10:43 am

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/election-2016-bill-shorten-lashes-david-feeney-for-forgetting-to-declare-23m-house-20160518-goxs57.html#ixzz498rGH4kZ

    Mr Shorten dismissed suggestions that it was hypocritical for Labor to campaign to limit negative gearing to new dwellings when MPs such as Mr Feeney, who already hold negatively geared properties, would not be effected by the proposed law changes.

    Mr Feeney tweets regularly about how negative gearing is a “scheme for rich investors that reduces housing affordability”, how it costs all taxpayers an average of $310 per year and how Labor’s policy to restrict the use of the tax break – which lets investors offset rental losses against their income – is a “good thing”.

  108. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 10:54 am

  109. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 20, 2016 11:36 am

    So who is the bigger hypocrite – di Natale or Feeney?

    Good to see the police going after Underpants Conroy and the Unionland cabal!

  110. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 11:39 am

    di Natale for paying his au pair below min wage as well.

  111. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 12:17 pm

    What question ?

    EXACTLY!!

    your link takes me to a comment by Splatter.

    Then it worked precisely as intended.

    “And what sort of NBN Co “information” is so “important” that the PUBLIC can’t see it?”

    er, the stuff that was leaked, that showed malcaymans Cortina nbn now costs the same as Labors Rolls Royce variety, and will take as long.

    So who is the bigger hypocrite – di Natale or Feeney?

    They are both idiots, but none as big as malcayman, who lectures those less well off that they must suffer more under him, while happily stashing cash away in well known tax havens, and turning a Rolls Royce into a cortina with those peoples money

  112. Neil permalink
    May 20, 2016 12:29 pm

    er, the stuff that was leaked, that showed malcaymans Cortina nbn now costs the same as Labors Rolls Royce variety, and will take as long

    Do you have a link for that is is that your own personal opinion?

    Fact is nobody knows how much FTTP would take to build unless we start building it. You can post links but nobody knows.

    But i know because anything the ALP does cost more. Always

  113. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 12:34 pm

    “EXACTLY!!”

    Oh whatever…………………I hope you know what you are on about …….Shakes Head

  114. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 12:36 pm

    “Anyways I just realised that he probably wouldn’t pass the Uber criminal check anyway.

    Did someone mention something about being a victim of poor Life Choices ?………..ROFLMAO.”

    Would you like to answer that TomR or do you still prefer to treat Duncan as a Leftie victim ?

  115. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 20, 2016 12:44 pm

    That was the best trip to Brisbane for years! 4 hours .

  116. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 12:49 pm

    Oh whatever

    Considering you were the one who brought Duncan up, again, then THE QUESTION should have been clear.

    Why do those over $80k get tax relief, but nobody else?

    Anyways I just realised that he probably wouldn’t pass the Uber criminal check anyway.

    You are assuming he can afford a car.

    dont you love it when a guy on $500K plus per year living in the mega expensive North Shore of Sydney somewhere takes the time out to criticise a government minister for saying what most of the Sydney West alreadyy thinks

    Perhaps you’d rather Duncan criticise then …. oh .. wait.

  117. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 12:51 pm

    4 hours .

    I’m sure Brisbane appreciates the brevity

  118. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 12:54 pm

    Considering how cosy the libs and the afp are, this is disturbing

  119. Neil permalink
    May 20, 2016 1:12 pm

    Considering how cosy the libs and the afp are, this is disturbing

    Why is it disturbing?

    Fact is the NBN is the biggest stuff up in Australian history. But we are stuck with it. This boondoogle thought up on a plane flight from Sydney-Brisbane.

    The biggest mistake in Australian history

    The Australian Labor Party is a corrupt and immoral political party elected by corrupt and immoral people.

  120. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 1:15 pm

    “You are assuming he can afford a car.”

    Do keep up………remember the $60K that was donated to him ?

  121. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 1:17 pm

    Meanwhile…………………..over in the Socialist utopia of Venezuela

    “THE failing state of hospitals in Venezuela has been revealed in a series of horrific photographs…………..But socialist president Nicholas Maduro claims that the country’s healthcare system is the second best in the world……..“I doubt that anywhere in the world, except in Cuba, there exists a better health system than this one.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/inside-the-worlds-worst-hospital/news-story/a31fa8043b5a8363ba20744f93201cdb

  122. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 1:22 pm

    AWKWARD

  123. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 1:51 pm

    The ALP just lost any chance of gaining Western Sydney seats

    I wouldn’t bet on it.

    A Sudanese refugee chosen by NSW Premier Mike Baird to deliver this year’s Australia Day address says he has always voted Liberal since arriving in Australia but has withdrawn his support for the party in response to Peter Dutton’s comments on job-stealing asylum seekers.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/sudanese-refugee-lauded-by-mike-baird-withdraws-his-support-for-liberals-over-peter-duttons-asylum-seeker-comments-20160520-gozpli.html#ixzz49AHChkeB
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  124. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 1:55 pm

    All that about pollies and their undeclared housing/financial interests tells us that we cannot trust them to stick to the few rules that they do have. They are all deep in the trough and should be regulated themselves. No wonder they don’t want a federal ICAC.

    The libs will try to steal this election by fair means and foul. They will cross the line if they have to. We need political behaviour and election stunts regulated too. They are completely out of control and a law unto themselves, they respect nothing.

  125. Neil permalink
    May 20, 2016 1:59 pm

    The ALP just lost any chance of gaining Western Sydney seats

    Don’t know. I may vote for the ALP. I hate voting for political parties when you do not know what you are going to get.

    With the ALP we will get more debt, unemployment, trashed borders, lies from politicians making claims they can never keep, failed policies etc etc.

    With Turnbull we have no idea what he will do if he wins the next election. He could be worse.

    Turnbull reminds me of Palpitine in the Star Wars movies. Palpatine fooled everybody until it was too late.

    Perhaps it is the devil we know (Labor) rather than the devil we do not know (Turnbull) that we should vote for?

    This next election is a nightmare for Conservative voters.

  126. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 2:00 pm

    No wonder they don’t want a federal ICAC.

    At least the Greens are still agitating for that AO. I also get the feeling that if Labor said they would, then this election would effectively be over, Labor would have it in the bag.

    But they seem very unwilling to do that yet.

    They will cross the line if they have to.

    pretty sure that Rubicon got crossed last night 😉

  127. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 2:02 pm

  128. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 2:42 pm

    Australian community leaders have publicly expressed concern about Q&A audience member Duncan Storrar’s “extreme” targeting by the media, singling out News Corp Australia newspapers for their “abuse of power”.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/20/duncan-storrar-a-line-has-been-crossed-by-media-say-community-leaders?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

    I’m pretty sure they would have been as impressed with his treatment by backwater bloggers such as yomm, wally and sb.

  129. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 2:59 pm

    It’s no wonder malcayman wants to try and shroud his nbn disaster in secrecy

    Official figures from the NBN now say the roll-out will cost between $46bn and $56bn – more than Labor’s $43bn plan that the Coalition derided as too expensive. And with the target of delivering it two years earlier than Labor looking impossible, the official delivery date is now “as soon as possible”.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/20/nbn-the-trouble-with-coalitions-plan-for-quicker-and-cheaper-broadband?CMP=share_btn_tw

  130. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 20, 2016 3:14 pm

    What kind of cretin names his child after a marijuana plant? Duncan Schnorer that’s who.

    Yep he stands for everything the ALP holds dear.

  131. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 3:45 pm

    “Australian community leaders……………”

    Hillarious………….mainly a collection of Union leaders.

    All too funny

  132. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 3:50 pm

    Union leaders hey?

    among them Catholic Social Services Australia, the Community and Public Sector Union, Anglicare Australia, Jobs Australia, the St Vincent de Paul Society and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance.

  133. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 3:50 pm

    “Yep he stands for everything the ALP holds dear.”

    Aztec the son is the hero of the family. He did what he had to do and recognised the fucking arsehole his father was/is and got away from him and now works as a spray painter rather than wallow with his hand out to the taxpayer.

    He should be congratulated and actually deserves taxpayer support in training

  134. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 3:51 pm

    Comprehension ?

    MAINLY a collection of Union leaders

  135. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 4:01 pm

    and actually deserves taxpayer support in training

    Well, then you’d wanna be voting for the party that will provide that. AWKWARD

    MAINLY

    I counted about 5, from 35

    Mainly?

  136. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 20, 2016 4:08 pm

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/20/julie-bishops-office-dismisses-fears-over-event-at-restaurant-with-past-drug-links

    Julie Bishop to hold fundraiser at restaurant owned by convicted drug trafficer!

    Heavens! Next they will be talking about our Tanya’s husband!!!

  137. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 4:12 pm

    not than anyone has up to now, hey yomm 🙂

    Imagine that, a restauranteur that can’t drive for Uber

  138. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 4:17 pm

    I hope the current Shoppies ‘inherited catholic’ union power base gets rolled.

  139. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 4:32 pm

    lol AO, a bunch of twitter twits read a newspaper headline, AND THEY BELIEVED IT

    ROFL

    Actually AO, if you read the story, FWA said they weren’t ripped off, and that the article compares an almost obsolete agreement with the modern EBA.

    The Fair Work Commission at the time said it was satisfied requirements for approval of the McDonald’s 2013 agreement had been met, and that the company had provided indicative work hours and pay rates to show workers were better off. The SDA did not challenge its approval

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace-relations/hamburgled-mcdonalds-coles-woolworths-workers-lose-in-union-pay-deals-20160518-goycw5.html#ixzz49AvsLgHw
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    More #turc level beatups (as bad as the SDA is that is)

  140. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 4:42 pm

    How come the investigative journalist at the heart off the story insists otherwise tomR?

  141. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:11 pm

    Because ben is a union hater who led the turc smear. Check his past ao

  142. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:19 pm

    AND as I said, it is comparing an agreement that has almost run out with the latest eba it’s his normal Union attack.

    That’s not to say the sda are any good, but his facts are rubbish

  143. Walrus permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:31 pm

    Meanwhile in downtown Venezuela , a utopian Socialist paradise that people like AO and TomR pine for…………

    “Price controls have been applied to more and more goods including food, vital medicines, deodorant, nappies and toilet paper. The goal was to check inflation and keep goods affordable for the poor.

    But, as The Atlantic said, prices were set below production costs, meaning sellers couldn’t afford to keep the shelves stocked. Official prices are low, but it’s a mirage: the products have simply disappeared. ”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/meltdown-in-venezuela-the-anatomy-of-a-monstrously-unique-economic-basket-case-20160517-gowqej.html#ixzz49BA6aEQk
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    Is there any country that socialists dont fuck up completely ?????????????????

    I’ll just wait patiently here for the usual pathetic excuses as to why it is so. I suspect the USA will be blamed

  144. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 20, 2016 5:43 pm

    Yeah! An agreement that’s almost run out!

    It’s not as if it’s currently regulating the work of anyone is it??!!

    …and it’s not as if it continues to operate beyond its expiry or until replaced is it?

    …no nothing to look at here…

  145. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 6:00 pm

    I’ll just wait patiently here for the usual pathetic excuses as to why it is so.

    Cos Venezuela’s buggered, and was long before the “Socialist paradise” occurred.

    Is there any country that socialists dont fuck up completely

    Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland ………. Australia (when the libs aren’t fucking it!)

    …and it’s not as if it continues to operate beyond its expiry or until replaced is it?

    wtf!

    Of course it will run until it is replaced. In about a years time. And then, IF it doesn’t meet standards, it will be cut down, like a previous one the dipshit sda ‘negotiated’.

    Which, to me, indicates a system that is working.

    But taking the ‘word’ of a ‘investigative journalist’ who made his name being drip fed by stojar at turc, (and usually being busted for making shit up even then) and then comparing an old agreement with a newer eba, is just stupid. As is anyone who falls for the claptrap after it has been pointed out to them.

    So I expect a stream of unconsciousness from you then yomm 😉

  146. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 6:07 pm

    yea, sure they will 😉

  147. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 20, 2016 6:08 pm

    Yeah! the system is working because the SDA can sell agreements! That currently cover lots of workers.

  148. Tom R permalink
    May 20, 2016 6:21 pm

    And that fwa agree are fair, you forgot that bit yomm. I’ll take their opinion over ben the turc polisher anyday

  149. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 6:40 pm

    Where were the AFP when andrew bolt was leaked national security secrets in order to attack andrew wilkie?

  150. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 7:05 pm

    Pretty much looks like the Libs dirt and low-down-grubby-tricks unit has been given extra funding and 24hr staffing!

  151. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:03 pm

  152. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 20, 2016 8:36 pm

    Australia (when the libs aren’t fucking it!)

    I cannot think of too many stuff ups by the Coalition. But there is a never ending list by the ALP.

    Labors NBN could be the biggest disaster ever. But we are stuck with it.

  153. May 21, 2016 12:19 am

    The Horror!

    Kneel has imbibed Herr Bolt’s koolaid.

    “Don’t know. I may vote for the ALP. I hate voting for political parties when you do not know what you are going to get.”

    Severed nose, meet face…

  154. May 21, 2016 12:38 am

    “I hope the current Shoppies ‘inherited catholic’ union power base gets rolled.”

    Me too.

    I’m bound by commercial in confidence, but heinous shit is afoot in the IR landscape. I’m currently living an unfolding , protracted shitstain upon the wages & conditions of numerous individuals.

    Luckily, it seems obvious that TurnAbbott is highly unlikely (terrorfearsquirt incidents aside) to command a threatening majority after the election.

    I like seeing Big Extortion putting its (soon to be broken) eggs in one basket.

    A bit of balance is what’s needed by all those of us who aren’t already ‘set up’ and manipulating the fucking system.

    Hopefully Xenophon will fuck the rest of the country over to make some gains for SA (he’s that kind of guy…our State government are neutered, region-raping tnucs) .
    I look forward to the wailing & the gnashing of teeth…yes I do.

  155. May 21, 2016 12:38 am

    Did I mention…

    Federal ICAC Now!

  156. May 21, 2016 12:44 am

    “Where were the AFP when andrew bolt was leaked national security secrets in order to attack andrew wilkie?”

    Protecting us from Border Force, Refugeeez, Tewwawists, Green Socialists, Dole Bludgers, Foreigners, Ourselves, The FTA the bad people…

  157. Tom R permalink
    May 21, 2016 10:51 am

    Faark me these crooks are bold. Remember the good ol days when the libs claimed they wouldn’t use Treasury cos they don’t trust them, and then used a couple of shonks who got done for dodging the libs books.

    Labor has complained to the Australian federal police that an NBN staff member disseminated photos taken during Thursday night’s police raid on the former communication minister Stephen Conroy’s office which could have included the party’s broadband policy.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/20/labor-furious-that-nbn-staff-member-sent-photos-of-police-raid-to-colleagues

    and fifield claims he knew all about it, after Lord Buffering pled ignorance

    https://crikey-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2016/05/20160521-Fifield-Statement-NBN.pdf

  158. Tom R permalink
    May 21, 2016 10:53 am

  159. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 21, 2016 11:10 am

    The AFP follows the orders of it’s political masters, supposedly the govt of the day.

    The only time they act independently is when an alp government is in power or might attain power, then they do everything they can to prevent it.

    Their actions were highly political and prejudicial. Australia’s security agencies hate the thought of progressive policies threatening their overt & covert activities. They hate any human rights or civil liberty advocacy.

    Their natural bedfellows are the libs where jackbooted fascism is the preferred way and citizen dissenters are criminalised.

  160. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 21, 2016 11:45 am

    Would love to hear more about your IR events when you can tell the story toilet boss.

    Yes, some balance would be nice. Dangerous ideologues and free range, unregulated “free market” proponents already have too much power and too much influence over government. There is no balance and they are installing their own into Parliament now (IPA mobsters)

    A people’s revolution and civil disobedience may be necessary to overcome the rapacious and predatory naked greed of employers who stand there with their hands out for taxpayer $ and exploit all.

    We can start by tossing the libs out immediately.

  161. Tom R permalink
    May 21, 2016 12:57 pm

    The only time they act independently is when an alp government is in power

    You mean when they “independently” raided Craig Thomson during tabots National Press Club speech during the last election.

    The afp have been toadies for the libs for years, and yet seem incapable of doing anything like real police work. Just ask the CFMEU

  162. Tom R permalink
    May 21, 2016 1:02 pm

    However, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says it’s completely implausible Senator Fifield didn’t inform Mr Turnbull or his staff, saying the government is either guilty of “gross incompetence” or lying.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/mitch-fifield-knew-about-nbn-police-probe-but-did-not-tell-malcolm-turnbull-20160521-gp0gx4.html#ixzz49FxrNQBJ
    Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook

    Actually, I’m going for both 😉

  163. May 21, 2016 6:47 pm

    expect a,,,,,,stream of unconsciousness from you then yomm,,,,,

    # ,, don`t we always (-:

    # ,, so team-cheerer, any sign of those senate tablecloth ballots yet? (l`m much more interested in the senate this time)

  164. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 21, 2016 7:44 pm

    Remember the good ol days when the libs claimed they wouldn’t use Treasury cos they don’t trust them, and then used a couple of shonks who got done for dodging the libs books.

    Not true.The Coalition submitted their costings to Treasury and the Swan leaked the results for political purposes. They did not trust Wayne Swan. Who would?

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/coalition-to-withhold-budget-costings-after-leak-robb-20100811-11za6.html

    Coalition finance spokesman Andrew Robb says his party will withhold 20 of its policies from budget costings until the source of a leaked confidential Treasury analysis is investigated.

    Speaking in Melbourne, Mr Robb said the costing process has been ”seriously compromised” by the leak, which appeared on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald this week.

    The source of the leak was Wayne Swan. A member of the evil ALP.

    Having said ALP is evil which i agree i think Turnbull could be worse.

    Lots of Conservative voters do not know who to vote for at the next election

  165. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 22, 2016 8:39 am

    Clive Palmer:
    In 2014 Turnbull asked me to use our votes in the senate to remove Conroy from NBN committee.
    Turnbull offered to appoint me Chairman of a Parliamentary Joint Committee for NBN.
    Turnbull was worried about the senate committee questioning the chief Executive of the NBN .
    I think he was worried the Truth would come out about NBN, he wanted me shut it down. He said he wanted to get Conroy. I refused.
    I have seen the Liberals direct police before.
    Wink Wink. Nudge Nudge. Say no more promotion on the way👍👍👍👍👍

  166. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 22, 2016 8:55 am

    NBN AFP craptacular mistakathon leaves us with an extraordinary volume of questions
    NBN
    http://yathink.com.au/article-display/nbn-afp-craptacular-mistakathon-leaves-us-with-an-extraordinary-volume-of-questions,179

  167. Tom R permalink
    May 22, 2016 9:31 am

    To add insult to injury ao, it also appears that the nbn employee who took and then disseminated the photos was formerly employed by the libs themselves

    This is utegate on steroids. It makes Watergate seem trivial by comparison

  168. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 22, 2016 9:47 am

    On Insiders this morning there was discussion about pollies and their travel allowance. Journalists knew that they get $273/night [$1,000 for 4day wk] and that they use it to buy/NG a house.

    What they didn’t know [and were rather stunned by] is that they are also allowed to claim every expense of that house [elec etc] as a tax deduction.

    Barrie talked about ‘double dipping’

    Cormann waffled about the supposedly independent regulator and complying with all the guidelines given. They will all defend their right to get wealthy off the taxpayer who is being asked to accept austerity and poor services ‘for the good of the nation’

    The taxpayer buys their housing portfolio for them and they also very generously allow them to claim deductions that no other australian citizen is allowed.

    What a trough, what a fabulous time to be a politician! no wonder they are designing their political careers while students.

  169. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 22, 2016 9:55 am

    This is utegate on steroids. It makes Watergate seem trivial by comparison

    So malcolm isn’t it?

    Now all we need is a decent journalist to expose it.

    Who polices the police? Oh, that’s right, they investigate themselves and they are always innocent.

  170. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 22, 2016 10:36 am

  171. May 23, 2016 7:11 am

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  172. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 23, 2016 8:39 am

    Newspoll is usually pretty good. Looks like Turncoat is reminding people why they thought he was a self-important twat last time he was leader. Now he has Abbott’s support and the election is, apparently, about the legacies of both, the Lib’s vote will go into free-fall. And the strategic genius of Little Billy Two-Knives will triumph. Not an appetising choice at all. Clive is getting boring these days so it will be a long grind until the election (for those who enjoy that sort of thing).

  173. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 23, 2016 8:57 am

    This is interesting about the NBN

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/federal-election-2016-the-folly-of-the-nbn-continues/news-story/09b4907774d7bc9be195cad3ccde9e4f

    The focus on the Australian Federal Police raids over National Broadband Network leaks misses the policy point of contention of Australia’s broadband debate: that the NBN was the worst conceived infrastructure project in federal history.

    It is a truism that the private sector is much better at major project development than government……..In this light, Labor’s original policy in 2007 — to tender out a fibre to the node network to the private sector — was a far superior policy…….Anyone who works in the communications sector in Australia will tell you that the minute the Labor government announced it was going it alone in building a nationalised broadband network, private sector investment in telecommunications ground to a halt……Telecommunications activists and even some Labor MPs will claim that, internationally, fibre to the premises is being built everywhere. This is not true…The sooner the government finishes rolling out — as cheaply as possible — the NBN, the sooner we can try to reform the industry to encourage investment and innovation again.

  174. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:00 am

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has again found himself mired in controversy, this time for attending a 2008 LNP fundraising lunch including guests such as slain gangland lawyer Joe Acquaro, fruit mogul Tony Madafferi, brother of jailed drug trafficker Frank Madafferi, and Joe Mirabella, of Mirabella lighting.

    https://theguttertrash.com/2016/05/18/refugees-stealing-our-jobs-and-bludging-on-the-dole/#comment-127137

  175. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:06 am

    I have to confess that when it comes to the evils of Mirabella Lighting I’m completely in the dark.

  176. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:06 am

    Eat ya heart out, tbagz …

    There was a finality about it all, a sense that after half a century something was coming to an end. As David Anderson QC, one of “big tobacco’s” senior lawyers, put it, the battle against the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes had become the industry’s equivalent of Custer’s Last Stand, its “last battlefield”.

    Legal hyperbole perhaps, but also an indication of just what the tobacco industry believed was at stake last week when the high court handed down its landmark judgment rejecting a coordinated attempt by the world’s four largest cigarette manufacturers to derail the new EU regulations that came into effect on Friday.

    The new tobacco directive means graphic health warnings with photos, text and cessation information must cover 65% of the front and the back of cigarette and roll-your-own tobacco packs. Member states have 12 months to sell old stock, and up to four years to sell menthol and flavoured cigarettes, which were banned outright.

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/22/big-tobacco-final-fight-cigarette-branding-uk

  177. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:12 am

    My sense of humour is being nicely contained maintained …

    Malcolm Turnbull’s personal rating has slumped in the latest Newspoll, as Labor maintains a 51-49 two-party-preferred lead.

    Turnbull’s satisfaction rationg sits at 38% and dissatisfaction at 50%, a massive deterioration since his poll numbers peaked in November, two months after he became prime minister.

    Bill Shorten continues to gain popularity and close the gap on Turnbull as preferred prime minister.

    In the past fortnight, Shorten’s approval has risen four points to 37%. With his disapproval at 49%, Shorten has a net satisfaction rating of minus 12%, now the same as Turnbull’s.

    The two-party-preferred vote is steady compared with the previous Newspoll result released on 9 May. It implies a 4.5% swing to Labor, enough to win 23 seats and for Labor to form government, if the swing was uniform.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/23/election-2016-malcolm-turnbull-poll-rating-slumps-labor-maintains-51-49-lead

  178. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:51 am

    Oh, well ok then, it’s not like they’re you’re own policies or anything.
    A bit of a desperate please vote for me now, but nothing is going to change.

  179. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 11:23 am

    I have to confess that when it comes to the evils of Mirabella Lighting I’m completely in the dark.

    Let me help shine a little light on the subject …

    The deportation of a suspected Melbourne Mafia identity was overturned by former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone 14 months after a large donation was made to the Liberal Party by the man’s brother – an alleged Calabrian crime figure.

    Four Liberal MPs in two states lobbied or contacted Ms Vanstone – now Australia’s ambassador to Italy – about Francesco Madafferi’s case after being approached by his supporters, including businessmen who had also donated to the Liberal Party.

    Madafferi’s brother, Antonio, donated $15,000 to the Liberal Party in September 2004 and a further $7500 in June 2006. Ms Vanstone granted the visa in November 2005.

    There is no evidence to show that the donations influenced any decision making by Ms Vanstone or encouraged any of the politicians to contact her about the case.

    But the revelations raise questions about the appropriateness of political parties accepting donations from those seeking favourable visa-related decisions or access to politicians.

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/visa-ruling-came-after-donation-20080920-4ker.html

    It’s called guilt by association … sound familiar … brrroom, brroom?

    Can’t have it both ways … well I suppose you can if you’re that way inclined … ~(;-)

  180. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 11:39 am

    sound familiar … brrroom, brroom?

    Even though no association was found, but …. that’s another story 😉

  181. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 11:41 am

    My sense of humour is going to go of the charts in the coming weeks I reckon TB 😉

    This is interesting about the NBN

    This is more lolstralian disambiguation. Lord Bufferings nobn has been shown to be shit, so, they blame Labor (even though, every technical writer worth his weight acknowledged the superiority, and need, for Labors NBN)

    I like their ‘truism’. Yea, we should accept the lolstralians statement of what is ‘true’?

    I’ll ignore their ‘truism’ (as they don’t provide evidence) and go with those in the know who were fully supported Labor’s full NBN proposal.

  182. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 11:48 am

    So much secrecy around the nobn, why?

    Clive Palmer claimed over the weekend that in 2014, Malcolm Turnbull tried to use the Palmer United Party’s votes in the Senate to get former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy removed from the Senate Select Committee into the NBN, replacing it with a joint committee.

    https://delimiter.com.au/2016/05/23/turnbull-tried-kick-conroy-off-nbn-committee-says-palmer/?utm_content=buffer9e9c6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    of course, there is always this

    It is not clear to what extent Palmer’s comments are accurate.

    But, coming on the heels of the grubmints pets searching COnroys offices (and quite likely sending Labors new NBN policy into the cloud), it’s really rings true.

  183. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 23, 2016 12:00 pm

    TB I don’t see what that has to do with Joe Mirabella. Is he related to Sophie?

  184. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 12:23 pm

    Dunno, wouldn’t be surprised … but he does associate with the Sydney Mafia … who associate with Mirabella … who fkn knows how the Liberal Sleaze Party works …

  185. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 12:26 pm

    I’ll ignore their ‘truism’ (as they don’t provide evidence) and go with those in the know who were fully supported Labor’s full NBN proposal.

    I ignored the whole thing and I’m certainly not paying Mordors paywall tithes for an “opinion” piece by a ghost writer(s) … who obviously have no idea what they are burbling about!

  186. Walrus permalink
    May 23, 2016 12:47 pm

    President Trump ??????????????

    “Well, that’s quite an achievement. In July last year, presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton luxuriated in a 20-point lead over her likely Republican opponent Donald Trump. Fast-forward to this weekend, and Trump has closed the gap to nada…zip…zero………………”

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-election/us-elections-2016-new-poll-puts-donald-trump-and-hillary-clinton-neck-and-neck-20160522-gp18pu.html

  187. Walrus permalink
    May 23, 2016 12:53 pm

    You don’t need to look to far to see why there has been this movement to Trump.

    Decades after President Kennedy made the ambitious promise to put a man on the moon…………………..Obama can only manage to put a man in a woman’s toilet

    “On May 13 there came another sign that the Obama administration means business. Education and Justice department officials sent a letter and 25-page how-to pamphlet to school districts across the country indicating that transgender students should be allowed to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.”

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2016/05/toilet-wars

  188. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 12:54 pm

    As horrifying as the trump excursion is, he wasn’t the craziest of them. Which is just crazy

  189. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 12:56 pm

    lolz at nils

    This morning the IPA published an article strongly attacking Labor’s Fibre to the Premises NBN policy. The article was published in The Australian newspaper and is also available on the IPA’s website.

    In general, the article’s author Evan Mulholland attempts to make the argument that Labor’s FTTP version of the NBN was a mistake in terms of public policy, labelling it “the worst conceived infrastructure project in Federal history”.

    However, the article contains a number of grievous errors which appear to largely invalidate Mulholland’s argument.

    https://delimiter.com.au/2016/05/23/ipa-publishes-anti-labor-nbn-attack-riddled-grievous-errors/?utm_content=buffer674e0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    the lolstralian strikes again ROFL

    One wonders if the photos taken from the NBNGate raid have found their way to the lolstralian yet?

  190. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 1:02 pm

    Obama can only manage to put a man in a woman’s toilet

    did they forget about Obama Care?

  191. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 23, 2016 1:12 pm

    Lord Bufferings nobn has been shown to be shit, so, they blame Labor (even though, every technical writer worth his weight acknowledged the superiority, and need, for Labors NBN)

    One point the author made was this

    It is a truism that the private sector is much better at major project development than government

    It may be true that FTTP is being built overseas but it is being done by the private sector not some govt monopoly. And FTTP is not as widespread as Labor supporters say.

    He then made this point

    private sector investment in telecommunications ground to a halt

    Since the NBN started up, no more private investment he says.

  192. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 1:41 pm

    Since the NBN started up, no more private investment he says.

    Then they should have got their arse into gear all those years ago. They were given multiple opportunities. They failed

    You obviously don’t care about everything they got wrong in the article, do you nil?

    Also, perhaps check New Zealands roll out

    https://delimiter.com.au/2016/03/09/nz-brings-fttp-costs-fttn-levels/

  193. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 2:30 pm

    So the government is actually the opposition and the opposition should be the government?

    Have the Tories had one … just one … original positive idea in the last THREE YEARS … for the country …

    Who’s running the country?

    Labor has signalled it will move to minimise the potential for double dipping when politicians own or rent properties in Canberra – and has challenged the Coalition to do the same.

    The shadow treasurer, Chris Bowen, told reporters on Monday current practices involving MPs claiming travel allowances and pursuing deductions were not in line with community standards, so “this needs to change going forward”.

    The prime minister rebuffed Labor’s overture while campaigning in the marginal New South Wales seat of Eden-Monaro – but while campaigning in Sydney Scott Morrison told reporters he would be seeking particulars from Labor about what it was proposing.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/23/election-2016-liberals-split-over-labor-plan-rules-allowing-mps-to-double-dip-housing

  194. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 23, 2016 2:51 pm

    Then they should have got their arse into gear all those years ago. They were given multiple opportunities. They failed

    According to the comment by Matthew in your link they were. But NBN stopped all that.

    It is very clear that Labor’s monopoly approach stifled investment. New estates were being cabled by independent providers (Opticomm & OPENetworks were delivering FTTP years before NBNCo was established).

    Secondly, TPG are very likely to have continued building out FTTB because cabling an apartment building is arguably the cheapest installation.

    Now we are stuck with a govt company NBNCo building this thing. A major mistake.

  195. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 3:01 pm

    According to the comment by Matthew in your link they were.

    They may have stifled investment by companies who were only going to build in high return areas. But the policy is for the nation, not certain inner city suburbs. Whose going to bring it everywhere? no one.

    A major mistake.

    A major mistake now, yes, after malcayman destroyed it.

    And again, you seem to want to miss the point of all the things wrong with the article. Ignoring the fact that ‘stifling investment’ is another way of saying ‘some will get it, most won’t’.

  196. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 23, 2016 3:17 pm

    And again, you seem to want to miss the point of all the things wrong with the article

    What was wrong with the article?

    And once again the regional areas of Australia would have had broadband years ago if not for Labor

    http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/364175/turnbull_opel_better_regional_australia_than_nbn/

    The Coalition’s 2007 OPEL broadband project would have been a better solution for rural broadband shortfalls than the National Broadband Network, according to Shadow Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

    Some regional and remote areas have limited broadband access due to lack of competitive backhaul.

    The $600 million OPEL project was to deliver wholesale wireless broadband services to those areas but it was scrapped in favour of the NBN by Labor when the party rose to power in the 2007 election.

  197. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 3:29 pm

    read the article nil, it is spelt out so that even your mother could understand it.

    And forget your Opel crap. they had years, and, on the eve of an election, one of howards promises lol, especially when it is “according to Shadow Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.”

    Lord Buffering of the bullshit.

  198. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 23, 2016 3:39 pm

    one of howards promises lol

    Promises? There were signed contracts and we are now being sued for breakage of the contract.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/business-spectator/optus-seeks-28m-in-opel-damages-report/news-story/4fd44bb0ea9dbdaa48c1455299a22c83

    Optus is reportedly seeking millions of dollars in damages from the federal government in its long-running dispute over the demise of the OPEL broadband network…….OPEL Networks — a joint venture between Optus and Elders — was given the green light to build a network using a combination of WiMax and ADSL technologies in 2007.

    The $1.9 billion project, initiated under the auspices of John Howard and the then communications minister Helen Coonan, was designed to provide high-speed broadband services to rural and regional Australia.

    Under the terms of the deal with the Howard government, the OPEL JV was set to be allocated $958m for the construction of the network. However, the ascension of the Labor government in 2008 spelled an end to the project.

  199. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 3:54 pm

    tell us when they get done.

    I note that their chosen technology was wireless.

    I note that even with brand new Satellites (that Lord Buffering argued against) there is not enough bandwidth.

    Of course, that is because Lord Buffering extended them and didn’t run fiber where he could, but, if Satellites can’t keep up, imagine what only wireless would be like.

    I recall the argument was it wouldn’t be enough.

    That is obviously accurate, as time has now shown.

    So, even IF they win a lawsuit (the libs are great at signing contracts in the shadow of an election), that doesn’t mean it would have ever worked, just that the libs signed us up for another white elephant

    Fucken wireless everywhere. You can’t argue that shit in this day and age. That’s from back in abbott the wreckers portfolio.

  200. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 4:12 pm

    And FTTP actually improves wireless …

  201. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 5:48 pm

    Chinese interests play increasing role in Australian political donations …

    armchair opinionator

    May 23, 2016 10:51 am

    This is really pissing me off now … the Chinese Commercial Invasion is well and truly underway … and Andrew Robb is the perfect “puppet” … FFS!

  202. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 23, 2016 5:55 pm

    read the article nil, it is spelt out so that even your mother could understand it.

    Well delimeters first point is wrong. They said

    For example, the article states that the NBN project was “effectively accountable to no one”

    But Mullholand said this

    Private firms are accountable to investors and a board. Public companies are accountable to politicians.

    So he didn’t say it was accountable to no one. I think Labor NBN built by NBNCo will be an economic disaster but we are stuck with it.

  203. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 6:14 pm

    So he didn’t say it was accountable to no one.

    Yea, he said accountable to politicians, but he ignored, as did you

    despite the fact that, like any private sector company, the project has its own board drawn from senior private and public sector figures. It also has two shareholder Ministers (the Communications and Finance Ministers of the Government of the day).

    The NBN is also subject to audits by the Australian National Audit Office, Freedom of Information requests, and ongoing scrutiny by parliamentary committees including the Senate Environment and Communications Committee (including the Estimates process) and the Senate Select Committee into the NBN.

    So, in effect, it accountable to taxpayers, not just politicians.

    So he didn’t say it was accountable to no one.

    Nobody claimed he did. Try to keep up

  204. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 23, 2016 6:19 pm

    Nobody claimed he did. Try to keep up

    https://delimiter.com.au/2016/05/23/ipa-publishes-anti-labor-nbn-attack-riddled-grievous-errors/?utm_content=buffer674e0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    However, the article contains a number of grievous errors which appear to largely invalidate Mulholland’s argument.

    For example, the article states that the NBN project was “effectively accountable to no one”

    Mulholland never said that. He said this

    Private firms are accountable to investors and a board. Public companies are accountable to politicians.

  205. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 6:28 pm

    the Chinese Commercial Invasion is well and truly underway

    And they are smart at it, whilst we are just stupid

    What’s happening to milk is what happened to iron ore……………..

    But, as it had with iron ore, China cultivated other suppliers in order to flood the market. Murray Goulburn’s problem was that it had hired an evangelist.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/when-milk-is-cheaper-than-water-farmers-pay-the-price-20160520-gozk9q.html#ixzz49SvjHcNA
    Follow us: @smh on Twitter | sydneymorningherald on Facebook

    Will the Dairy Farmers ever be able to come back?

  206. Tom R permalink
    May 23, 2016 6:32 pm

    My god nil, it was a quote from hte original article

    the NBN is effectively accountable to no one.

    http://ipa.org.au/news/3479/federal-election-2016:-the-folly-of-the-nbn-continues

    And, as Delimiter pointed out, and I tried to highlight for you, it isn’t accountable to just politicians, there is a raft of other entities it is accountable to, ending with the taxpayer.

    Blindingly blind nil, you are a lost cause.

  207. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 23, 2016 6:51 pm

    My god nil, it was a quote from hte original article

    OK I didn’t see that. he did say it was accountable to politicians but then in the next paragraph said it was effectively accountable to no one

  208. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:47 pm

    Will the Dairy Farmers ever be able to come back?

    We argued this a decade ago … and actually predicted the outcome we have now!

    Prices at the gate were slashed by Robber Barons … Woolworths and Coles! Now Woolworths is struggling … sympathy? Nil!

    We need MORE competition not less! Can’t wait for Lidl to land here!

    Costco is a disaster!

    Reminds me of US mining companies who thought they could run their coal mine like they do in that states … shifty H &H, shifty shifts, and avoiding mining regs at every turn …

    Costco’s prices aren’t competitive, nor are their products unique … and the “shopping experience” is sinister at best! Very odd environment!

    At least Ikea is quirky!

  209. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:49 pm

    OK I didn’t see that.

    Well said, neel! We’ll make you a Labor voter yet!

    I’m impressed!

  210. TB Queensland permalink
    May 23, 2016 10:51 pm

    … it isn’t accountable to just politicians …

    Well not really … especially, MALfunction TurnAbbott!

  211. Tom R permalink
    May 24, 2016 7:54 am

    At least Ikea is quirky!

    So is whiney pyney, but look at the damage he has done to public schools.

    Just saying, quirky isn’t always a plus 😉

    He also seems to think that we don’t need speed

    “[People] simply didn’t need the speeds that Labor was promising, but it was costing an absolute bomb.

    We explain whether the election campaign affects the way the AFP operates and the link between the NBN and the Government.
    “You will be able to watch five full-length movies in the same household if you all want to at the same time.

    “Which is a lot of movies. That’s a lot of televisions.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-24/pyne-defends-coalitions-nbn-plans-after-afp-raids/7438732

    Welcome to our house chrissie! And that is here and now, not another decade into the future (which is what we SHOULD be building for)

    And seems the libs are still lying about negative gearing. It is the only argument they have.


    Election 2016: Draft report intended to discredit Labor on negative gearing linked to Scott Morrison meeting

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/election-2016-draft-research-intended-to-discredit-labor-on-negative-gearing-linked-to-scott-morrison-ally-20160523-gp1c04

  212. Tom R permalink
    May 24, 2016 7:59 am

  213. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 24, 2016 9:16 am

    Nick Cater has a way with words: “Wayne Swan promised the budget would be back in surplus within a year. Good on him for trying. Bill Shorten, on the other hand, merely promises to “set the budget on a more sustainable trajectory”, a form of words so ­dissembling that they would make a weasel blush.”

  214. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 24, 2016 9:31 am

    I’ve never had anything to do with Turnbull so I can’t make any personal observations. But I did have a bit to do with Shorten some years ago.
    I’ve formed the view that he is dishonest and entirely without principles.

  215. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 24, 2016 9:33 am

    .. and thanks Travis, it’s great to finally have a coherent comment on this thread!

  216. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 24, 2016 9:47 am

    Meanwhile the cop who arrested Freddie Gray ha been acquitted on all charges. This was expected as the trumped-up charges were instituted by the racist Baltimore State’s Attorney reacting to pressure from Black Lives Matter mongrels.

    The murder rate has gone up dramatically since the campaign to stop police from doing their jobs lead by BLM, A-G Lynch and mad Barry Obama. And guess who the victims are – black on black murder is the one thing BLM doesn’t want to know about. For them, black lives don’t matter. They are much more interested in violent social unrest. Leftists are like that. Well done Barack Obama. This is multiculturalism at its finest – hate-driven identity politics.

  217. Walrus permalink
    May 24, 2016 9:52 am

    “Prices at the gate were slashed by Robber Barons …”

    I take it you mean the Robber Barons (i.e. shareholders) at companies like Murray Goulburn who process the milk before it is sold to Woolies and Coles.

    But did you realise that the same dairy farmers that are being robbed are actually the shareholders of Murray Goulburn which turns a profit

  218. Walrus permalink
    May 24, 2016 9:56 am

    “Costco’s prices aren’t competitive”

    You gotta be kidding !

    If you buy in bulk they are substantially cheaper except for meat, seafood and fruit and veg which obviously are bought at auction.

    Even the petrol is consistently cheaper

  219. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 24, 2016 10:07 am

    The “captain’s pick” bails out!

    Well that didn’t last long! A stellar career in politics! Displaced a loyal, long term woman at the behest of Gillard. Another example of Gillard’s legacy!

    Olympic gold medallist and Labor senator Nova Peris has emerged as a frontrunner for the AFL’s top Indigenous job, a development that could affect the ALP’s federal election campaign and fast-track the competition’s push to promote Aboriginal Australians into more influential football roles.
    Peris, whom former prime minister Julia Gillard described as a “captain’s pick” when she was appointed to the Senate in 2013, is understood to have held talks in recent weeks with several key AFL executives after an informal discussion with league chief Gillon McLachlan this month at the game’s Women’s Industry function.

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/labor-senator-nova-peris-a-frontrunner-for-afls-top-indigenous-job-20160523-gp1vuo.html#ixzz49WizDYKD

  220. Tom R permalink
    May 24, 2016 11:05 am

    But did you realise that the same dairy farmers that are being robbed are actually the shareholders of Murray Goulburn which turns a profit

    Which just goes to show, obviously, corporations really don’t give a shit about shareholders, do they?

    And, I think you meant, “turned” a profit” 😉

    Murray Goulburn is legally entitled to demand back the money it has paid farmers. It runs the risk of going broke if it doesn’t.

    I don’t blame Nova Peris getting out of the business. I recall your joy at laughing over her leaked emails. I’d love to see your leaked emails, especially back in the day before Shorten stole Gillard away from you in Union School

  221. Tom R permalink
    May 24, 2016 11:32 am

    Not a good look when you are pretending to be holier than thou, and then get busted trying to pay the absolute minimum.

    Penalty Rate Protectors my arse. Cheap n Nasty politics.

    Greens leader Richard Di Natale has failed to provide documents proving his family paid three au pairs a fair wage, despite promising to do so.

    And Senator Di Natale’s office has conceded “timesheets were not kept” to record the hours worked by the au pairs.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/richard-di-natale-fails-to-release-au-pair-documents-timesheets-were-not-kept-20160523-gp1com.html

  222. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 24, 2016 11:35 am

    well this is what happens when you get open borders. I suspect most of these people are coming for a better life.

    http://www.mrctv.org/blog/border-apprehensions-surge-past-fy2014-numbers

    The recent surge of illegal aliens flooding across the Southwest U.S. border continues undeterred as U.S. Customs and Border Protection set a new FY2016 apprehension record in April, catching a grand total of 38,135 illegal aliens over the 30-day period – an average of about 1,271 per day……..As the number of unaccompanied minors streaming into the United States from Mexico continues to skyrocket past FY2014 numbers, border agents report apprehending another 5,198 unaccompanied minors at the U.S. Mexico border in April, bringing the total number of UACs apprehended since Oct. 1 to an alarming 32,952.

  223. Walrus permalink
    May 24, 2016 11:46 am

    “Greens leader Richard Di Natale has failed to provide documents proving his family paid three au pairs a fair wage, despite promising to do so.”

    So the Greens are just a bunch of frauds…………like WOW…..who woulda thunk

  224. Tom R permalink
    May 24, 2016 11:58 am

    So the Greens are just a bunch of frauds

    I think you meant to say “politicians”

    who woulda thunk 😉

    well this is what happens when you get open borders

    But you don’t get this

    Four Vietnamese asylum seekers forcibly returned to their country by Australia will appear in court on Thursday, facing up to seven years in jail for trying to flee.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/24/vietnamese-asylum-seekers-forcibly-returned-by-australia-face-jail?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

    Mind you, they are probably better off in their jails than our gulags

  225. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 24, 2016 12:58 pm

  226. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 24, 2016 1:34 pm

    Looks like the Greens just love to pay a living wage when they can

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/meanwhile-in-victoria-di-natales-nanny-pay-turnbulls-stiff-tie/news-story/7fd29d7d41a92a7fe4199a78f0eec7c1

    It’s reported today that Di Natale did not keep timesheets for the work done by his nannies, who were earning $3.75 an hour cash for a 40 hour week.

  227. Walrus permalink
    May 24, 2016 1:51 pm

    “The New York Times on Aust refugee policy. ‘Australia’s Offshore Cruelty’…”

    LOL………..I guess you didn’t read the Comments section.

    His fellow Yanks give him a roasting and they overwhelmingly support our current policies which he harshly criticises.

  228. Tom R permalink
    May 24, 2016 1:55 pm

    Only because of love the mystery of history

  229. Tom R permalink
    May 24, 2016 1:58 pm

    His fellow Yanks give him a roasting and they overwhelmingly support our current policies which he harshly criticises.

    The same fellow yanks who appear on the verge of electing trump for president?

    Seems Legit

  230. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 24, 2016 2:58 pm

    New York Times readers are on the verge of electing trump for president?

    Heavens!! Trump must be more popular than I ever imagined!

  231. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 24, 2016 4:57 pm

    Those socialists sure do a great job!

    Wasn’t Venezuela a model of economic and social progress?

    THE army has moved in, Coca-Cola has stopped production and inflation is expected to hit 500 per cent.
    Venezuela’s economic crisis has ratcheted up a gear in the last week after President Nicholas Maduro deployed the army to strategic areas for two days of “war games” designed as a show of strength to a population increasingly pitted against him.
    The drastic escalation follows a major deterioration in the country’s finances that have seen widespread shortages of food, basic goods and power cuts, fuelled by years of economic mismanagement and corruption that have seen unemployment skyrocket to 17 per cent as the oil price has plummeted.

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/experts-fear-venezuela-on-the-brink-of-military-coup-following-countrys-largest-ever-war-games/news-story/8fd0e24cd9936ec47cd9c924bc49f214

  232. Walrus permalink
    May 24, 2016 5:38 pm

    “Wasn’t Venezuela a model of economic and social progress? ”

    It still is…………a great economic and social model for a mega successful socialist.

  233. Tom R permalink
    May 24, 2016 5:51 pm

    Wasn’t Venezuela a model of economic and social progress?

    try to keep up yomm, er, I mean, back 😯

    https://theguttertrash.com/2016/05/18/refugees-stealing-our-jobs-and-bludging-on-the-dole/#comment-127097

  234. TB Queensland permalink
    May 24, 2016 6:20 pm

    Just a reminder … we live in Australia … not Venezuela … not the USA (almost not) … not the UK …

    The left in Australia are not socialists … no more than tories are nazis …

    And FYI … its the President that is the problem … like any dictator – captains’ calls never work …

  235. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 24, 2016 6:53 pm

    The left in Australia are not socialists

    I think they are. Take the NBN. Socialists are more likely to get a govt company to build a broadband network. The Coalition would try and get the private sector to build it. The Howard govt actually signed contracts to build a broadband network for regional Australia but Labor broke the contracts.

    http://paulfletcher.com.au/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/498-eighteen-failed-broadband-plans-from-the-coalition-wrong-labor-wrong.html

    Thirdly, and in some ways most remarkably, one of the programs that Labor claims failed is the Broadband Connect Infrastructure Program. Under this program, the Howard Government entered into a contract with a private sector provider (a joint venture between Optus and Elders) to build a wireless broadband network in rural and remote Australia. Labor cancelled this contract in early 2008, after Stephen Conroy had repeatedly promised while he was Shadow Communications Minister to honour the contract.

    This program did not fail: it was cynically cancelled by Labor for political reasons. Had it been allowed to proceed, hundreds of thousands of Australians in rural and remote locations would be receiving services today – using exactly the same technology and radiofrequency spectrum that NBN Co will use when it finally begins delivering wireless services at some unspecified point in the future.

  236. TB Queensland permalink
    May 24, 2016 7:29 pm

    I think they are

    That’s as far as I got …

    You never think …

  237. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 24, 2016 7:30 pm

    An awful lot of dissembling on this thread. it’s almost like some people don’t want to acknowledge the bit of a pickle that their team might be in!

  238. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 24, 2016 7:45 pm

    The left in Australia are not socialists

    There is no ‘left’ in australia. If you think labor and the greens are ‘teh left’ you’re drunk on the kool-aid.

    I might add that the people shrieking socialist BOO every chance they get, don’t get one bit fussed about groups like the reclaim australia nazis and other far right extremists of the chrstian fascist variety. Just shows the type of intellect we’re dealing with here.

    If you got a real left party anywhere near power in this country, you’d shit yourselves, then seek out your little happy place.

  239. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 24, 2016 7:52 pm

    Coles ‘fresh’ milk is made from powdered milk. We are through the looking glass people

    Surely people should be suspicious about a comment like that? I was. Did a search and found this

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/coles-milk-supermarket-slips-up-over-question-about-where-its-milk-comes-from/news-story/a8d935fa8597f219ece4972b557dfa9b

    COLES has suffered a major PR mishap as the supermarket giant continues to face backlash over milk stocks……..The supermarket later deleted the comment and said it was a typo and that Coles brand milk was fresh and “not made from reconstituted milk powder”.

    Use your brains people.

  240. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 24, 2016 7:56 pm

    Morrison thinks that if he talks real fast he’ll outrun any tricky questions.
    Everyone in my house just shaking their head at the idiot, no clue what he’s on about. Too smartarse for his own good.

  241. May 24, 2016 8:08 pm

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  242. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 24, 2016 8:13 pm

    Use your brains people.

    Don’t hurt yourself using yours. Have you never heard of a ‘freudian’ slip or someone accidentally telling the truth? This stuff can take a life of it’s own.

    You have heard of the 6-12 month old frozen ‘fresh fruit and veges’ that the shops sell haven’t you?

    Besides, they’ve got form, remember when their ‘fresh bread baked daily’ turned out to be partially baked months earlier overseas?

    Not the first time that business has ripped people off. Coles will have to prove that it doesn’t use reconstituted powdered milk now or lose sales.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3605882/Coles-reveals-Facebook-page-home-brand-milk-powder.html

    Coles ordered to pay $2.5 million for false ‘freshly baked’ bread claims; ACCC hails it as win for shoppers
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-10/coles-fined-millions-over-false-freshly-baked-bread-claims/6383062

  243. TB Queensland permalink
    May 24, 2016 9:00 pm

    Beat me to it, KL!

    Use your brains people! LOL! … FMD … from the brainless one!

  244. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 25, 2016 8:35 am

  245. TB Queensland permalink
    May 25, 2016 10:02 am

    So the Negative Gearing Brigade are in trouble without Labor being in power …

    … bet according to TurnAbbott and SloMo it will be Labors fault anyway …

    PROPERTY experts have called for a national star rating system to protect buyers from losing out when banks suddenly shift their lending criteria.

    Macquarie Bank is the latest to tighten lending for apartments, with a leaked list of “risky postcodes” throwing into question the viability of new projects in a long list of suburbs across the nation.

    Sydney’s Waterloo, Melbourne’s South Yarra and Brisbane’s CBD are among the neighbourhoods hit with a requirement for a 30 per cent upfront deposit amid oversupply concerns, The Australian has revealed. The new lending criteria applies to both new and established apartments. Scroll down for the full list of suburbs.

    It comes less than three weeks after NAB advised shareholders during its half yearly results that it was limiting loans for inner-city apartments in Sydney and Melbourne, where the construction of more than 210,000 units is planned in the next two years. The bank last year tightened lending to buyers in 67 suburbs, demanding deposits of 20 to 30 per cent.

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/buying/macquarie-bank-blacklists-loans-for-apartments-in-risky-suburbs/news-story/95cfa1bb1491eeff59af1d94d485a97d

    GREED has always been unsustainable … but The Robber Barons keep doing it! And we keep paying …

  246. TB Queensland permalink
    May 25, 2016 11:14 am

    Anyone shaking their head … especially wally, sb and ToM … ?

    This is how Uber Kapitalist greed creates socialist states … and democracy dies …

    Self fulfilling prophecy? … or is capitalism due for a renewal? Not the panacea its made out to be?

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/25/barnaby-joyce-announces-dairy-assistance-package-after-cuts-to-milk-price

  247. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 25, 2016 11:22 am

    GREED has always been unsustainable

    I agree. That is one of the reasons Howard lost govt. Evil, greedy lefties looked at the surplus budgets Howard/Costello were running and wanted the excess money to be spent on themselves.

    Scientists, charity workers, hospitals you name it. They all wanted more money rather than the Howard govt paying off debt.

  248. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 25, 2016 11:51 am

    “Anyone shaking their head … especially wally, sb and ToM … ?”

    Why?

  249. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 25, 2016 11:55 am

    What do our Socialism = BOO screechers think of taxpayers funding the private dairy industry? Why is it socialism always has to come to the rescue of failed capitalism? let the industry go the same way as the car and all the other manufacturing industries. Why are some private enterprises more deserving than others?

  250. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 25, 2016 12:15 pm

    This blog is overrun by an avalanche of lefty twitter-wanking! Seriously if I was into that sort of thing I’d hang out at the local dunny and scoop the turds out of the bowl. It’d be much more appetising.

  251. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 25, 2016 12:44 pm

    Turnbullshit and ScoMo: Spend-oh-meter x eleventy million. ScoMo can speak like a normal person, no rapid fire speech pattern there at all, almost on a go-slow and spelling out the word 😉

    Medicare rebate freeze will hit patients harder than they realise: lawyer
    http://croakey.org/medicare-rebate-freeze-will-hit-patients-harder-than-they-realise-lawyer/

    …So it seems the Minister has now publicly joined the long list of people and organisations concerned about the impacts of the rebate freeze.

    The Government can only find itself under increasing pressure (including from the AMA and RACGP) to match Labor’s promise to end the rebate freeze from 1 January 2017 (this applies to all services provided by GPs and other health practitioners, including medical specialists, and Labor says it will be funded through measures such as not proceeding with the new baby bonus or the tax cut for multinational companies).

    Meanwhile, lawyer and researcher Margaret Faux suggests below that if the public – and media and political commentators – properly understood the impact of the freeze on patients, the pressure on the Government would be even more intense.

    If doctors stop bulk billing in the face of the ongoing freeze, she says patients will not simply be up for a co-payment – but will have to pay the entire fee upfront, before claiming their rebate back from the Government.

    The implications for people who are short on cash are obvious…

  252. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 25, 2016 1:13 pm

    This blog is overrun by an avalanche of lefty twitter-wanking! Seriously if I was into that sort of thing I’d hang out at the local dunny and scoop the turds out of the bowl. It’d be much more appetising.

    Well, it’s balanced out by an avalanche of RWNJ trolling by neil 😉

  253. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 1:34 pm

    It’d be much more appetising.

    As opposed to arseholed avatars spouting arseholed profanities all day long.

    Sorry if it upsets your delicate sensibilities arseplat.

    The rich loves to be on welfare that benefits them.

    Yes, there is welfare, and there is “taxable deductions”.

    Both are tax payer handouts. One is required, the other, desired.

  254. Walrus permalink
    May 25, 2016 1:34 pm

    “Why is it socialism always has to come to the rescue of failed capitalism? let the industry go the same way as the car and all the other manufacturing industries.”

    I agree. But take it up with the resident troll TomRoll

  255. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 1:41 pm

    From the link in the tweet

    The Turnbull government’s building watchdog has dropped legal action against construction union national secretary Michael O’Connor after he was wrongly accused of engaging in unlawful industrial action in Sydney.

    http://www.afr.com/news/politics/election/fwbc-drops-action-against-cfmeus-michael-oconnor-20160524-gp2py8?&utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=nc&eid=socialn%3Atwi-14omn0055-optim-nnn%3Anonpaid-27062014-social_traffic-all-organicpost-nnn-afr-o&campaign_code=nocode&promote_channel=social_twitter#ixzz49YneiEfP

    Is there ANY court action that has succeeded yet? ANY?

  256. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 1:43 pm

    But take it up with the resident troll TomRollins

    You’re not a fan of sarcasm, are ya wally 😉

  257. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 25, 2016 1:45 pm

    Things are grim when you have to quote a dull, scripted comment by a rich, bloated actor.

    Does Johnny Depp have any particular insights that are more profound than other rich, bloated actors?

  258. Walrus permalink
    May 25, 2016 1:48 pm

    “Does Johnny Depp have any particular insights that are more profound than other rich, bloated actors?”

    Siri has a better personality and sounds less wooden

  259. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:01 pm

    No wonder the left love him! He’s got that crazed, bloated look that people of the left seem to have.

  260. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:06 pm

    Does Johnny Depp have any particular insights that are more profound than other rich, bloated actors?

    None of the others (to my knowledge) has been able to spot the (now) obvious relationship joyce has with tomatoes

  261. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:07 pm

    and sounds less wooden

    Now I think I am struggling with sarcasm wally lol

  262. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:21 pm

    “Well, it’s balanced out by an avalanche of RWNJ trolling by neil”

    Haven’t you got anything better (or more original) to do than to cut and paste leftist twitter excreta? Excusing your postings by comparison to that sickening simpleton Neil doesn’t really help your case.

  263. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:30 pm

    Haven’t you got anything better (or more original) to do than to cut and paste leftist twitter excreta?

    Haven’t you got anything better (or more original) to do than to whinge about it?

    OR

    Is it because there is a plethora of material highlighting how the libs are crashing and burning on a daily basis?

  264. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:31 pm

    “But Aboriginal people say the figure is closer to 23 million”

    It is way less than 23m. The Aboriginal population has exploded lately in a direct correlation with the benefits afforded to Aboriginal status. Most of the vast influx of newbies looks more like Larissa Behrendt than Bess Price (whom they find more offensive than having sex with by a horse – something I’m sure Larissa knows all about.)

  265. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:31 pm

    For tweet fans

  266. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:38 pm

    “Haven’t you got anything better (or more original) to do than to whinge about it?”

    You are just jealous that I have a new favourite troll! 🙂

    “Is it because there is a plethora of material highlighting how the libs are crashing and burning on a daily basis?”

    There is a plethora of shit dribbling constantly from leftist mouths. What is the point of cutting and pasting it here? In fact it is dribbling from all orifices of all involved in this fucking election. The whole dreary spectacle is a disgrace. AS Nick Xenophon rightly said: “If you give someone $1000, you support them; if you give them $100,000, you own them.”

  267. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:50 pm

    What is the point of cutting and pasting it here?

    Perhaps so you might refute it in some manner. If not, you could just whine about it being put there in the first place……..

    Meanwhile, bullybull keeps on turnin’

  268. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 25, 2016 3:04 pm

    “Perhaps so you might refute it in some manner. ”

    There is too much to even think of reading – truckloads of the shit. I don’ t even have time to scan it. Last I heard this blog was called “The Guttertrash” not “A Steaming Everest of Re-heated Twittershit”. Most of it wasn’t funny the first time around. When regurgitated here it has all the flavour and texture of a recalcitrant impacted stool.

  269. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 3:19 pm

    When regurgitated here it has all the flavour and texture of a recalcitrant impacted stool.

    So, you liken a tweet to the average splatteredarse comment.

    That’s not very nice. This is though, unless of course you are barracking for the libs 😉

  270. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 25, 2016 3:55 pm

    “barracking for the libs” is one thing I’m certainly not doing.

    But don’t get me wrong – there is no greater social disaster than the existence of leftists. Having incubated during the long march through the institutions, leftists are now moving to take full control, drowning out all opposition like so many erupting pustules of infected stench drenching the body of society.

  271. Tom R permalink
    May 25, 2016 4:13 pm

    Having incubated during the long march through the institutions

    I called it Trade School back in the day 😉

    leftists are now moving to take full control

    murdor will be surprised.

    drowning out all opposition

    Or was it converting?

  272. TB Queensland permalink
    May 25, 2016 4:32 pm

    Well, it’s balanced out by an avalanche of RWNJ trolling by neil😉

    And those who support socialism for the rich …

  273. TB Queensland permalink
    May 25, 2016 4:34 pm

    D’ya think Kormann is obsessed with Bill Shorten and the ALP … ?

  274. Walrus permalink
    May 25, 2016 5:06 pm

    “But Aboriginal people say the figure is closer to 23 million”

    That’s because I’m identifying as an aboriginal person today.

    I was Polish yesterday but something happened overnight and I felt like being an aborigina today.

    I was transgender over the weekend up until Mrs Walrus threatened to go out and use her credit card for more shoes. That immediately snapped me out of it.

  275. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 25, 2016 5:12 pm

    What is the point of cutting and pasting it here?

    It gives us pleasure! I like to get a few topics of interest up for discussion here. You know, you can always put your own shit up.

    …drowning out all opposition…

    If only that were true, unfortunately the murdoch censorship regime does not allow any drowning out of their opinions, the stasi squad of ‘journalists’ must be megaphoned throughout the land.

  276. Walrus permalink
    May 25, 2016 5:43 pm

    “It gives us pleasure! I like to get a few topics of interest up for discussion here. ”

    So do I……………………………Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe…………….

  277. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 25, 2016 6:21 pm

    I was transgender over the weekend up until Mrs Walrus threatened to go out and use her credit card for more shoes. That immediately snapped me out of it…

    You just be whoever you wish to be! 🙂

    So do I……………………………Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe……

    Yes, best to hide that ridiculous hair.

    There’s something wrong with a person who spray paints them-self orange.

  278. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 25, 2016 6:34 pm

    There’s something wrong with a person who spray paints them-self orange.

    I agree! Particularly when it it is hair and/or skin!

  279. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 25, 2016 6:56 pm

    So David Feeney had no idea about ALP policy! ANd thinks this is because he forgot about a $2,300,000 house!

    Was he intending to familiarise himself with ALP policies during the past few days? What the f**k has be been doing for the past 3 years??!!

    The embattled Labor frontbencher, David Feeney, has struggled to outline Labor’s position on big-ticket budget items in a car-crash TV interview seized upon by the Coalition trying to mask its own stumbling performance on spending figures.

    The Labor shadow justice spokesman agreed his failure to declare a $2.3m house in Melbourne on the parliamentary register of interests was the biggest “own goal” of the election campaign last week.

    In an interview with Sky’s David Speers, Feeney was asked whether Labor would keep the $4.5bn schoolkids’ bonus, a Gillard government measure that was dumped by the Abbott government.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/25/david-feeney-endures-car-crash-tv-interview-and-blames-23m-house-furore

  280. May 25, 2016 8:34 pm

    When (certain) ppl start defending Barnaby Joyce on this blog, you realise things have gone full circle..

    Most amusing.

  281. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 25, 2016 10:00 pm

    When (certain) ppl start defending Barnaby Joyce on this blog, you realise things have gone full circle..
    Most amusing.

    😆

    They’ve lost it.

  282. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 25, 2016 10:22 pm

    … and whe would have ever imagined intelligent people would rely on a bloated, incoherent, rich American actor to make a political point !?

  283. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:44 am

    to make a political point !?

    Just to be pedantic, stating someone may be related to a tomatoe isn’t really a political point, it is simply a sledge.

    What did joyce think when he tried to embarrass someone like Depp on the international stage. The video Depp made was a good enough example of what was to come. Personally, I can’t wait until he starts on CAAAAAARP!

  284. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:50 am

    Let’s have a look at the Coalition’s fiscal failings.
    Also read: Heavy spending Coalition guilty of hypocrisy
    To start to do that, we need to go back to the 2014 budget which was handed down by Joe Hockey in May of that year.
    In that budget, the cumulative budget deficits for the period from 2014-15 to 2018-19 was $55 billion.
    Fast forward two years to the budget delivered by Scott Morrison and the deficit figure for those years has almost tripled, having blown out by $101 billion to $156 billion.
    This is the result of a remarkable unfunded spending surge from the Abbott and Turnbull governments and weakness in government revenue from a mix of unwise tax cuts and sub-optimal economic conditions.

    https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/delving-into-budget-black-holes-112845934.html

    And yet more people still rate malcayman as better to run the economy. I think they mean ‘better to make money from peoples misery’ I don’t think they really understand how investment banking really works. 😉

  285. May 26, 2016 7:15 am

    “I can’t wait until he starts on CAAAAAARP!”

    lol… 🙂

  286. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 7:41 am

    barnaby’s really is like a stupid yabot. (mind-boggling, yes)

    Now, he’s gone and pissed off the Indonesians with his latest dog whistling.

    Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has linked the 2011 suspension of live cattle exports to Indonesia with a concurrent rise in the number asylum seeker boats that arrived in Australia.

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/election-2016-regional-leaders-debate-barnaby-joyce-links-live-export-halt-with-rise-in-asylum-seeker-boats-20160525-gp3xpa.html

    Yea, that’ll go down well with the Indonesians, not

    Joyce’s joining-of-the-dots that the flow of asylum seeker boats increased after Julia Gillard’s former Labor government stopped sending live cattle exports has angered Jakarta. (If you think that reads badly watch the video to see how it went down in person.)

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016-opinion/indonesia-hits-back-after-barnaby-joyce-links-cattle-trade-to-asylum-boats-20160525-gp3zhj.html

    (I must be blind, I can’t see the video?)

    What a fucken idiot. So, will Depps next sledge come as him dressed up as an Indonesian?

    “Live CAAAAARP Exports!”

  287. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 7:51 am

    Mind you, barnaby might be a bumbling clod, but feeney isn’t a lot better.

    I contemplated linking to the story, but, in consideration of some peoples wishes, decided against it.

  288. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 8:42 am

    Depp is white privilege in overdrive. Why should Mr One-Percenter have to obey laws meant only for ordinary mortals? Of course leftists love him.

  289. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 8:50 am

    Dumb leftist gives us her best argument:

    http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/59eb49b4f90680cf4e182c3e765b6260?width=650

    Julian Burnside is a big fan of spitting as logical argument. He would no doubt approve. Naturally the Greens love violent confrontation – Green is the new Brown(shirt).

    Meanwhile Cory Bernardi is speaking in Sydney and the ferals have promised to disrupt. I’m going in order to challenge the Green’s Brownshirt tactics. If any of them tries to limit my freedom to attend the lecture I will walk over them.

  290. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:04 am

    Green is the new Brown

    Can you just remind me of which party recently had their pets stopping people on the streets checking their credentials?

    And one white guy sledging another white guy is white privilege ROFL

  291. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:10 am

    Leftists have a natural fascist instinct. Most of them are not very bright. Instead of making logical arguments they prefer (like their national socialist forbears) to shut other people down. Yesterday it was a violent mob trying to shut down a trump rally and then a Black Lives Matter crew stopped Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking. Certainly those black live don’t matter. Fascists have no place in civilised society.

  292. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:12 am

    Johnny Depp is white privilege personified. Obviously his dogs are above the law.

  293. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:28 am

    “Leftists have a natural fascist instinct. Most of them are not very bright. Instead of making logical arguments they prefer (like their national socialist forbears) to shut other people down.

    Another example here –

    Surrounded by a 200-strong crowd in a suburban Sydney hall, the administrator of the newly formed Inner West Council, Richard Pearson, was spat at and had his papers snatched as the first meeting of the local authority descended into a one-way slanging match as protesters shouted “out, out, out” at staff.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/politics/nsw-local-government-minister-blasts-mob-mentality-at-council-protest-which-saw-staff-spat-at/news-story/20ac6a386471aac086cda85af257c40b

    (mind you…about 3 or 4 decades ago, I was a little like that, but Fraser deserved it!)

  294. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:33 am

    ….and not that I’m defending Trump’s fake tan (which AO commented on) or Barnaby’s resemblance to a to tomato (or his political orientation…)… but a here’s a fake tanned, bloated, rich, incoherent, American tosser/actor… who gets his scripted gets retweeted here to make a political point!!

  295. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:35 am

    Del>… who gets his scripted gets retweeted here to make a political point!!

    …who gets his scripted comments retweeted here to make a political point!

  296. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:37 am

    Depp is as dumb as the shit of his dogs. Unfortunately some here like feasting on it and regurgitating it.

  297. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:37 am

    Yep, what a fine looking American tosser/actor he is! A true hero of the left!

  298. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:50 am

    Ah………….now I know why TomR has been a bigger wanker than usual…………..

    http://www.empowher.com/sexual-well-being/content/may-national-masturbation-month

  299. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:52 am

  300. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 10:05 am

    AS that old bean-flicker Whitney said “Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all”:

  301. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 10:59 am

    Leftists have a natural fascist instinct

    And only two days ago leftists were socialists … flip flop flip flop … tory apologism and reverse role playing is rife …

  302. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:01 am

    Johnny Depp is white privilege personified. Obviously his dogs are above the law.

    JD is well suited to Barnaby J … both Fuckwits … as for the dogs they should have been shot for having such stupidly arrogant owners … as it is Barnaby has made the rest of Oz look like twits not just himself … by trying for the headline … Dumb & Dumber … again …

  303. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:02 am

    who gets his scripted gets retweeted here to make a political point!!

    You’re slowly working your way around to making a legible point, perhaps. Much further for you to go yet though young padawan

    now I know why TomR has been a bigger wanker than usual</i?

    Who? Me?

  304. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:04 am

    I’ll be AWL for most of the next few days … as I have for the last few …

    I’ve been commissioned to make a video advert … weird, very weird …

  305. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:04 am

    as for the dogs they should have been shot for having such stupidly arrogant owners … as it is Barnaby has made the rest of Oz look like twits not just himself

    Agreed

  306. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:26 am

    I’ve been commissioned to make a video advert … weird, very weird …

    I’d have to agree with you . An old guy wearing a cardigan in an advert would be very wierd!

  307. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:31 am

    … as it is Barnaby has made the rest of Oz look like twits not just himself

    I doubt that . I happened to be in Johnny Depp’s part of the world recently and I didn’t find anyone that had anything other than a very positive view about Australia.

    Just as I wouldn’t make a judgement about Californians because some rednecks like Donald Trump.

  308. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:38 am

    “I didn’t find anyone that had anything other than a very positive view about Australia.”

    I’ve actually been reading a lot of the comments on USA sites. Overwhelming majority support the Australian laws (and not Depp) and a surprising number are actually very knowledgeable about why we have the Laws.

    Very surprising given Yanks are widely seen as not very Worldly

  309. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 12:01 pm

    I’ve actually been reading a lot of the comments on USA sites

    Does nil post there too?

    Seems ltdnews continues it’s fud, with what really can only be described as lies by now.

    news Herald Sun columnist Terry McCrann has published an article praising Malcolm Turnbull’s stewardship of the NBN project as his “greatest and unqualified achievement in Government”, but has based his argument on a number of inaccurate statements regarding the project.

    https://delimiter.com.au/2016/05/26/herald-sun-columnist-mccrann-gets-key-facts-wrong-nbn-attack/?utm_content=buffer8a73d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  310. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 12:21 pm

    Oh for fucks sake talk about cry me a fucking river you stupid useless fucking sook………….

    “It’s not easy to wake up every morning and bounce out of bed and pretend that life is fantastic. Because it isn’t.” ………. “Aboriginal people have no inherited wealth. They have inherited pain”.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/nova-peris-delivers-emotional-speech-about-her-retirement-saying-do-not-criticise-me/news-story/5369bd884dcd4fb2e0814dfe05260c84

  311. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 12:23 pm

    Oh of course and this makes sense……………

    “Until you are an Aboriginal person do not criticise me for the decisions I have made,” ……………. “This isn’t easy. It’s hard.”

    What a fucking imbecile !

  312. May 26, 2016 12:50 pm

    l’ve been commissioned to make a video advert … weird, very weird …

    The mind boggles…😳

  313. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 12:56 pm

    I’ll send you a copy …

    And as I said commissioned to make it … ToM … comprehension level, neel …

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

    And what would Terry McCrann know about the NBN FFS! What would Terry McCrann know about any fkn thing …

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

    See wally’s still full of compassion and understanding … for himself …

  314. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 1:00 pm

    Seems ltdnews continues it’s fud, with what really can only be described as lies by now.

    Lots of ifs, buts and maybes in that delimitter article.

    As usual with everything Labor they were about to increase the numbers connected to the NBN but lost govt.

    They were about to stop the boats but lost govt.

    They were about to balance the budget but lost govt

    Fact is the NBN is a mistake. But we are stuck with it.

  315. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 1:27 pm

    “Lots of ifs, buts and maybes in that delimitter article.”

    Yes……….did anyone notice the fantastic RoR of 4 % then the argument that the problem was the prices they were charging for NBN speeds.

    Any imbecile should realise that RoR is linked to price charged but clearly not the fuckwit that wrote the article.

  316. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 1:29 pm

    “See wally’s still full of compassion and understanding …”

    Where its deserved.

    That lying piece of shit deserves nothing but contempt.

    Just like the daughter she raised…………………..Another piece of crap

  317. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 26, 2016 1:44 pm

    And what would Terry McCrann know about the NBN FFS! What would Terry McCrann know about any fkn thing …

    Yeah!!

    He should get his advice from an expert in everything, someone like TB!

  318. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 1:59 pm

    He should get his advice from an expert in everything, someone like TB!

    You really do spend too much time in the sun and surf, ToM …

    Noice to know I make an impact on your life … 🙂

  319. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 2:03 pm

    Yes……….did anyone notice the fantastic RoR of 4 % then the argument that the problem was the prices they were charging for NBN speeds

    It was a mistake to get a govt monopoly to build the NBN. The workers do not care. I remember, i think it was called Telecom or something like that years ago. You ring them up for help and they may get back to you in 2 weeks time. As soon as Optus entered the market they got back to you the next day.

    Socialism is NBNCo building the network.

  320. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 2:21 pm

    Yes……….did anyone notice the fantastic RoR of 4 % then the argument that the problem was the prices they were charging for NBN speeds.

    You mean this bit

    reworked FTTP version of the NBN

  321. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 2:23 pm

    Is it just me that finds it merely coincidental that TB is “making a video” just as we find out it’s “masturbation month”

    Yes, the mind certainly does boggle reb 😉

  322. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 2:27 pm

    Aboriginal people have no inherited wealth. They have inherited pain

    Yes, I read that earlier wally, and it certainly struck me as hitting the core of the issue. Which of course, is why you ridicule it.

    She is correct, and this should become a mantra for all those suffering from actual “white privilege” to take note of.

    It is also why it is important that bolts alleged ‘racist’ exemptions are made for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.

    It is also interesting that a person who is an actual racist still doesn’t know what the term means.

  323. May 26, 2016 2:31 pm

    just as we find out it’s “masturbation month”

    A month seems like an ambitious target…

    I wonder if they’ll be able to pull it off..?

  324. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 2:31 pm

    Oh, and for the twits

  325. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 2:34 pm

    I wonder if they’ll be able to pull it off..?

    With TB’s inventive video, they expect it to cum close to that.

  326. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 26, 2016 2:44 pm

    I have great sympathy for the sense of dispossession that Aboriginal people experience, and I really don’t think white people can comprehend it. White people don’t experience being deprived of the culture, land and riches that their ancestors possessed.

    Being pushed to the margins of society and completely ignored (right up until minerals are discovered under their homes)… it is fortunate (for the rest of us) that indigenous people aren’t inclined to take up radical/militant/violent religions (yet)

    But the former NT senator don’t resonate with me. Too contrived.

  327. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 2:48 pm

    Too contrived.

    Yes, your comment is 😉

  328. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 3:15 pm

    “I wonder if they’ll be able to pull it off..?”

    I’m always happy to lend a hand. Or something.

  329. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 3:15 pm

    Big Red has been busted s being “contrived” it seems.

  330. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 3:33 pm

    Excusing your postings by comparison to that sickening simpleton Neil doesn’t really help your case.

    Splatterbum i did not vote for Rudd in 2007.You did. And this is what your vote did

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/last-children-released-from-australian-detention-centres/news-story/db28676fea626281162f8960168449e5

    EVERY child locked up in Australian immigration detention centres is free for the first time since Labor’s shameful ­record of 8469 kids being ­incarcerated under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.

    I did not lock up 8,469 children. You did Splatterbum.So did Walrus, TB, Reb, AO, TomR and any deadbeat who voted for Rudd in 2007.

    Rather than giving lectures you should be apologising for the lives you destroyed by voting for Rudd in 2007

  331. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 3:35 pm

    “Aboriginal people have no inherited wealth.”

    What a load of crap and what does that have to do with leaving the Senate. She is such a lying disgusting grub of a woman

    She was more than happy to use Taxpayer wealth to pay for a trip to Oz so she could fuck Ato Bolton

  332. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 3:42 pm

    Nothing as disgusting … otherwise I might be calling in here for a few wankers!

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

    Bloke up the back has invented a pourer for paint cans … thinks he’s going to be a wally millionaire …

    So the vid is a freebie … (with attendant copyright 🙂 ) … as for the wishful pod pulling above … time to change hands …

  333. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 3:46 pm

    What a load of crap

    Are you able to explain where Aboriginals “inherit” their wealth from? Many white families trace their money back centuries. How many Aborigines can say that?

  334. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 3:50 pm

    nil, you are beyond redemption

    The government claim all asylum seeker children have been released from mainland detention has been rubbished by revelations Peter Dutton had merely reclassified sections of the centres.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3520984/Every-asylum-seeker-child-released-Australian-immigration-centres.html#ixzz49jphCLUd
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  335. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 3:58 pm

    nil, you are beyond redemption

    Why?I did not lock up 8,469 children, you did.

    You locked up 50,000 people because you are a natural totalitarian.

    TomR- why don’t you aplologise for the 8,469 kids you locked up?

  336. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 4:06 pm

    “Are you able to explain where Aboriginals “inherit” their wealth from? ”

    I dont have to. Inherited wealth does not necessarily determine your future. I am an example of that. And it certainly has absolutely nothing to do with any reasoning for leaving the Senate. What a full blown idiot she is.

    There are plenty of people who start from basically nothing and end up with a lot of wealth.

  337. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 4:10 pm

    No one told this bloke he needed inherited wealth…………………….

    Harry Triguboff

    “He returned to Australia in 1960 and became an Australian citizen in 1961. He did a variety of odd jobs, including running a taxi fleet and owning a milk round in Chatswood. He tried selling real estate and worked as an assistant to a lecturer at university but wasn’t so successful at either. He then bought some land in Roseville and hired a builder to begin building his house. The builder repeatedly let him down, so Triguboff threw him out and finished the job himself, learning from his mistakes.[9]”

  338. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 4:13 pm

    Or this bloke

    Frank Lowy

    “In 1952, Lowy left Israel and joined his family, who had left Europe for Australia and started a business delivering small goods. He was not very successful at first but made his way up the ladder. In 1953, he met fellow immigrant John Saunders.[ The pair became business partners, eventually creating Westfield Development Corporation through the development of a shopping centre at Blacktown in Sydney’s western suburbs. Over the next 30 years, Lowy and Saunders developed shopping centres across Australia and the United States (from 1977)[; changing the name of the company to the Westfield Group and listing the company on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1960. Saunders sold his interests and left the company in 1987. In the 1990s Lowy took the company to New Zealand, then the United Kingdom in the 2000s.

  339. May 26, 2016 4:46 pm

    TB,,,,,Eat ya heart out, tbagz,,,,,

    # ,, Why? ,, lf others want to join the team-nanny-roxon, nanny-state-ism, nanny-topia, lt`s no skin off my nose. But l will still point-out that if military-grade packaging performs all the `magic` that nanny-teamers claim, Then shouldn`t it be rolled-out on booze, krusty-burger, kentucky-duck and supermarket-shit as well???????

  340. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:06 pm

    Wally, one thing leftists hate is someone who has worked hard, built a business and become wealthy. In Unionland parlance they must be robber barons.

    If society was full of such people leftists would be irrelevant. They would have no one left to care about. Hence their hatred of hard workers and their reverence for people like Duncan the dropkick druggie.

  341. May 26, 2016 5:24 pm

    Does,,,,Johnny Depp have any particular insights that are more profound than,,,,`cubicle-dwellers` #Tick

    Or,,,,other rich, bloated,,,,`blubberers` #Tick

  342. May 26, 2016 5:29 pm

    Yes, l really enjoyed the `dumb-inator` praising blib too team-cheerer,

  343. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:29 pm

    If society was full of such people leftists would be irrelevant.

    Instead of giving lectures in morality why don’t you apologise for your vote in 2007 Splatterbum?

    50,000 boat people came here from 2007-2013 because of your vote costing us at least $15B while people from UNHCR camps who we used to take were locked out.

    An apology would be nice.

  344. May 26, 2016 5:42 pm

    Wow Splatter-sook, l`ve noticed you don`t get unhinged when the ultra-repetitive copy`n paste of teabag-talk points have been dumped on threads, pretty arrogant of you to try and dictate to reb how to run `his` blog and the bleating at armchair.

    #Go.Twitter

  345. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:45 pm

    Then shouldn`t it be rolled-out on

    Indeed … reduce Medicare cost dramatically … see you can think outside of the box – positively!

  346. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:47 pm

    “Wally, one thing leftists hate is someone who has worked hard, built a business and become wealthy”

    Absolutely Splatter…………………..it feeds into their wealth envy.

    Instead of worrying about what someone else has they should for a change sit back and think of ways of getting there themselves. No one expects to attain the wealth of a Harry or Frank. But they should try and get even a tiny percentage of the way.

    Instead the Left like TB and TomRoll just wallow in their rantings about greed and robber barons (to try and justify their own shrtcomings) and try to pin the self imposed poverty of arseholes like Duncan on the “system”.

    Pathetic really

    And shut the fuck up NoS

  347. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:48 pm

    Wally, one thing leftists hate is someone who has worked hard, built a business and become wealthy. In Unionland parlance they must be robber barons.

    WRONG! I worked hard, built a business (and sold it), not wealthy but comfy … but I did it legally, ethically and morally … Robber Barons don’t … and are extremely greedy and avoid paying their way …

    Get the difference now?

  348. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:53 pm

    And you know all that wally … Instead the Left like TB and TomRoll just wallow in their rantings about greed

    And … your quals are? You know mine …

  349. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:55 pm

    And shut the fuck up NoS

    So you voted for Rudd. I didn’t. Anybody with brains would know what was going to happen.

  350. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:57 pm

    Our big difference is that I recognise many people are much worse off than I am OR are where I was in my early 20s … some early fkn 60s … its not our role to denigrate them but to help them … your god forgive that something happens to you and/or yours and you need help …

    THAT’s why you live HERE and not on Cayman Island … something rich pricks seem to forget – or never understand …

  351. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 5:58 pm

    And shut the fuck up NoS

    Don’t let him get away with that, neel!

  352. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:02 pm

    Can’t wait for Barnaby’s claim or connection to the Depp/Heard divorce … who gets the dogs?

  353. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:05 pm

    Inherited wealth does not necessarily determine your future.

    It never hurts

    I am an example of that.

    You are a white privileged male, with all the benefits that comes with that.

    And it certainly has absolutely nothing to do with any reasoning for leaving the Senate.

    How do you know?

    There are plenty of people who start from basically nothing and end up with a lot of wealth.

    But, it is undeniable, white privileged males have the headstart, just ask all the women in libs. We went though this with the sexism as well, that people already in power prefer people similar to them to gain their rungs, which makes it automatically harder for anyone who is now a “white privileged male”

    “He returned to Australia in 1960

    How many Aborigines could have done the same at that time in Australia?

    In 1952, Lowy left Israel

    As above

    Wally, one thing leftists hate is someone who has worked hard, built a business and become wealthy.

    You mean people like malcayman, who struggled along in a prestigious Sydney school and got handed a mere millions by his poor dad?

    If society was full of such people leftists would be irrelevant.

    See above, “society” is dominated by “white privileged males”. They are at the top of the rung, and they are guarding it closely. It is why we have these prestigious white schools, so that they can easily identify each other.

    I know a lot of poor people who work hard
    I know a lot of poor people who are lazy and don’t work hard and are still poor
    I know a lot of rich people who work hard
    I know a lot of rich people who are lazy and don’t work hard and are still rich

  354. May 26, 2016 6:12 pm

    see,,,,,you can think outside of the box,,,,,

    # ,, ya`might want to scroll-back thru the posts to realize just how long ago l pointed that out too, somewhere close to when military grade packaging was announced (the 2nd part was transfers to black market via tax hiking) but nanny-teamers were too busy tap-dancing with the but,but,but, look over there stuff

  355. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:14 pm

  356. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:19 pm

    “An apology would be nice.”

    Dear Neil

    I know that you are a semi-literate, mentally defective, anus-fingering turd. You are incapable of making logical sense. Your emotions are volatile due to the fact that your only sexual pleasure comes from masturbating over a picture of your mother while inserting fish-hooks into your anal sphincter. You have a one-track mind when it comes to politics. You have never had an original thought in your life and you endlessly repeat the same clichéd phrases in your posts. You haven’t made a new point in years.

    In spite of this I apologise for all the wrong I have done to you. Come to think of it the only wrong I have done you is to occasionally refer to you or one of your posts. I apologise for that. Feeding trolls is bad for the blog and bad for the troll who may thereby gain some delusion of relevance or even adequacy.

    Of course if I met you in real life and did not immediately put you out of your misery that would require an abject apology. Rest assured that I will never put myself in a position of having to make that apology.

    Regards
    Splatterbottom

  357. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:22 pm

    but nanny-teamers were too busy tap-dancing

    lol, says the idiot who spent his time wandering around the streets counting coloured cartons, and trying to all and sundry what a failure it was. NOW, you want to extend it to everything. Full Phucking Pyke with double twist there dopey

  358. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:30 pm

    lol@splat

  359. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:33 pm

    “You are a white privileged male, with all the benefits that comes with that.”

    Whatever I am I got here because I fucking well worked hard and studied hard and then worked harder and studied more and I denied myself a shitload of stuff in my teens and 20s never knowing if it would but just hoping it would all pay off in the end.

    And lo and behold ………………….. it fucking well did

  360. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:33 pm

    I know that you are a semi-literate, mentally defective, anus-fingering turd.

    Wow what a nice apology.

    I did not lockup 8,469 children. You did because you voted for Rudd in 2007.

    Splatterbum you have lost it. You cannot admit your leftists tendencies caused you to vote for Rudd.

  361. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:34 pm

    “…….masturbating over a picture of your mother while inserting fish-hooks into your anal sphincter. ”

    Does he have more than one sphincter ?

  362. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:40 pm

    “Does he have more than one sphincter ?”

    Most of us have about 60. Neil gets all of his pleasure out of just one of them.

  363. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:47 pm

    Another example here –

    But tomM, you forgot to mention why baird formed the new councils – to bypass a democratic outcome. Denying people their rightful political representation, if that’s not fascist, i don’t know what is. This liberal government is fascist to the core, we’ve even got the black uniforms and jackboots on the streets.

    Johnny Depp is white privilege personified. Obviously his dogs are above the law.

    The rich white 1% don’t have the laws applied to them.

    Bananaby’s populist crap, bit him on the bum [again].

    Oh well, back to being Gina’s little messenger boy, now there’s someone bananaby will break every rule in the book for!

  364. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:52 pm

    Walrus, Splatter bum

    You should be apologising for voting for Rudd in 2007.

    Rudd/Gillard locked up 8,469 children. That is what you voted for.

  365. Tom R permalink
    May 26, 2016 6:54 pm

    Whatever I am I got here because

    All of the following, I don’t doubt

    Along with the additional benefit of being a privileged white male to boot, presumably from a stable middle class home with all the available benefits.

    Privilege is a big step up. Ignore it is you want, but it is there.

    And, as Nova Peris stated, if you are not an Aborigine (with all that goes with it) you really have no place to criticize. Because you have no idea what it is like

  366. May 26, 2016 7:07 pm

    streets,,,,counting coloured cartons,,,,

    # ,, we all can`t have our arse super-glued to a chair `keyboard-warrior-ing` all day long team-cheerer, some of us have to go to `actual-work` (you heard of that?) and DO `actual-work`, and to get to that `actual-work` some of us still WALK to `actual-work`, and being a `somewhat` observant `person-without-team-allegiance` l noticed that (litterbugs) colored-packs disappeared for a while, replaced with military grade packs, some time later, there was more and more colored-packs, (which told me to suspect black market), then there was less and less colored-packs with only occasional colored-packs now (tells me to suspect black market now copies military grade packs)

    # hint, falling white market sales numbers means (mostly) transfers to black market (not-quitting) #yay.team.nannytopia

  367. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 26, 2016 7:21 pm

    Yep, that’s just how they roll!

    Climate policy report hailed by Greg Hunt written by former Liberal candidate:
    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-policy-report-hailed-by-greg-hunt-written-by-former-liberal-candidate-20160524-gp2fvt.html#ixzz49kcRqurT

    …The lead author of a consultants’ report hailed by Environment Minister Greg Hunt as supporting the government’s climate policies is a current member of the Liberal Party and former candidate for the federal seat of Sydney, prompting questions about its independence…

    …He recently appeared in conversation with Noam Chomsky to a sold-out audience at the New York Public Library, in what looked suspiciously like a passing of the mantle…

    “There’s nothing wrong with investing in building new houses,” he says, “but there’s something profoundly wrong with being subsidised by the taxpayer in order to bid prices up for existing housing stock.

    “That is inane and that has to end. It shifts money and savings away from productive investments to fixed assets.”

    Varoufakis’s answers are quick, sharp and eloquent – and ready. He barely needs a pause when asked what he’d do if suddenly installed as Australia’s treasurer, before he’s firing off a prescription for the economy.

    “The first thing that has to happen in this country is to recognise two truths that are escaping this electorate, and especially the elites.

    “Firstly, Australia does not have a debt problem. The idea that Australia is on the verge of becoming a new Greece would be touchingly funny if it were not so catastrophic in its ineptitude. Australia does not have a public debt problem, it has a private debt problem.

    “Truth number two: the Australian social economy is not sustainable as it is. At the moment, if you look at the current account deficit, Australia lives beyond its means – and when I say Australia, I mean upper-middle-class people. The luxurious lifestyle is not supported by the Australian economy. It’s supported by a bubble, and it is never a good idea to rely on the proposition that a bubble will always be there to support you.

    “So private debt is the problem. And secondly, because of this private debt, you have a bubble, which is constantly inflated through money coming into this country for speculative purposes.”…

    The private debt problem is something I’ve been saying for years, government [public] debt being shifted to the individual while subsidising private enterprise through privatisation of public services.

  368. May 26, 2016 7:49 pm

    “”An apology would be nice.””

    I agree. And frankly, that “effort” from splatterbottom fell well short in my not so humble opinion.

    A poem would be nice.

    I don’t think you should settle for anything less Neel.

  369. May 26, 2016 7:51 pm

    It is national sorry day after all.

  370. May 26, 2016 7:52 pm

    I think we should all apologise.

  371. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 26, 2016 7:58 pm

    I don’t think you should settle for anything less Neel.

    Well it started off OK when Splatterbum said this

    I know that you are a semi-literate, mentally defective, anus-fingering turd.

    But then it deteriorated.

  372. May 26, 2016 8:01 pm

    Well, along as you’re happy with how it started off before it deteriorated that’s the main thing I suppose.

    I’d still demand a poem though.

  373. May 26, 2016 8:13 pm

    ROFL ,,,,,dear kneel,,,,, Well done splatter! (-: (-: (-: (-: (-:

  374. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 26, 2016 8:33 pm

    …I have great sympathy for the sense of dispossession that Aboriginal people experience, and I really don’t think white people can comprehend it. White people don’t experience being deprived of the culture, land and riches that their ancestors possessed.
    Being pushed to the margins of society and completely ignored (right up until minerals are discovered under their homes)… it is fortunate (for the rest of us) that indigenous people aren’t inclined to take up radical/militant/violent religions (yet)…

    Fully agree with you tomM on that [and we don’t agree on much at all these days]

    But the former NT senator don’t resonate with me. Too contrived.

    Yes, I did wonder if she wasn’t quite up to the job. I think she has had ongoing family problems for some years.

    Aboriginal politics is quite something else too.

    A special something for sb

    …In Unionland parlance they must be robber barons…

    No, they are usually in their position because of the inherited wealth that got them started or the old private school tie network that they and their family belong to. They spend almost all their time at work scheming, bullying, lying, cheating, taking credit for others work or stealing it entirely and much suckholing to the boss.

    You are a white privileged male, with all the benefits that comes with that.

    Absolutely, it’s winning the lottery of life.

    Then to be given/inherit wealth or be looked after so well in life on top of that, so that your [white male] privilege can reach it’s full potential is the jackpot. There are always defensive denials and anger because no privileged white male ever recognises how much he has been the recipient of such good fortune.

    http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2016/03/21/white-men-are-under-attack-or-when-youre-accustomed-privilege-equality-feels

  375. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 26, 2016 8:39 pm

    …Well, along as you’re happy…

    I’d apologise for that 😆

  376. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 9:12 pm

    lol@splat

    Me 2

  377. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 10:49 pm

    “….presumably from a stable middle class home with all the available benefits”

    My father died before I had turned 8 you fucking moron.

    I have already previously disclosed that fact on this blog a number of times

    My mother has told me how good the people of Timor were to his commando company aka Sparrow Force during the war and how generally good they ,the people ,were in other parts of Asia as the AIF conducted brutal and bloody clean up ops in the lead up to VJ Day that I now am compelled to help out “up there” every now and then.

    And you ………..?

    You just sit there in Adelaide and fucking whinge about how wrong everything is.

    You of all on this blog have no fucking idea.

  378. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 10:55 pm

    … a number of times

    First I’ve heard of it, wally … seriously … explains some things for me …

  379. TB Queensland permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:15 pm

    80?

  380. Walrus permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:23 pm

    Ok TB that’s fair enough but it has been a couple of years since I mentioned it and I do remember you commenting on it previously but that could be 4 years ago now.

    I’m not sure what you mean by 80

    I was not yet 8

  381. May 27, 2016 12:00 am

    am,,,,compelled to help out ”up there” every now and then,,,,

    # ,, l`m sure they appreciate your usual recommendations of oligarchy welfare and tax-cuts, cutting the lowest`s wages`n conditions, and a 15or20%vat/sales/gst for the masses, they must `love` you `up-there` too

  382. May 27, 2016 12:23 am

    blubbers,,,,all on this blog have no fucking idea,,,,

    # ,, l`m calling bullshit. You`re a big phony. This blog is full of hate filled bile directed at or about others of much less fortune than you have clearly had in life, whether you lost ya`dad before-8, or not. eg`duncan` And there is also ample `glee` displayed by you, when others whom you have never met. eg`retrenchments`

    # ,, The only thing we can be sure of is you`re a nasty bag of crap with a keyboard (and probably too much money)

  383. Tom R permalink
    May 27, 2016 7:09 am

    I’d apologise for that

    lol

    wally. Thank you for your insight into your past, and I do recall you mentioning you go the SE Asia a lot for volunteer work to help out.

    But, I think you are missing the big point point. I’m not sure if it is deliberate or not. We have heard much about malcayman being brought up by his father, but, even if his home life wasn’t stable, he still gained the vast advantages that are offered to the privileged white males in our society.

    For you to simply ignore the past two hundred years of white occupation, up to and including the current persecution of Aborigines, seems to reveal more about your fear of allowing them an even footing to compete against you than anything else.

    In fact, it is exactly reminiscent of the reaction towards Duncan Storrar asking a simple (unanswered) question.

  384. Tom R permalink
    May 27, 2016 7:12 am

    Poopsickles of the world UNITE!

  385. May 27, 2016 7:20 am

    “l`m sure they appreciate your usual recommendations of oligarchy welfare and tax-cuts, cutting the lowest`s wages`n conditions, and a 15or20%vat/sales/gst for the masses, they must `love` you `up-there` too”

    That’s gold! 🙂

  386. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 8:41 am

    “But, I think you are missing the big point point…………..In fact, it is exactly reminiscent of the reaction towards Duncan Storrar asking a simple (unanswered) question.”

    No I’m not

    The point I’m making is in relation to you bringing up white privilege.

    Duncan’s Son = White = Yes, Privilege = No, Working hard to find his own way up the ladder = Yes

    Moi = White = Yes, Privilege = No, Working hard to find his own way up the ladder= Yes

    Frank Lowy = White = Yes, Privilege = No, Working hard to find his own way up the ladder = Yes

    Harry Triguboff = White = Yes, Privilege = No, = Working hard to find his own way up the ladder=Yes

    Duncan Storrar = White = Yes, Privilege = No, Working hard to find his own way up the ladder=No, prefers to scream out for more taxpayers money rather than work

    Do you see a pattern ?

  387. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 8:43 am

    “# ,, The only thing we can be sure of is you`re a nasty bag of crap with a keyboard (and probably too much money)”

    Go fuck yourself you indecipherable Moron

  388. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 8:44 am

    “That’s gold!”

    That is quite funny.

  389. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 8:53 am

    And as for Nova Peris

    White = No, Privilege = No, Resigning senator on $200 k plus salary a year decrying the injustice of it all because its fashionable and then running for a top AFL job.

    What a load of crap

  390. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 27, 2016 9:07 am

    We have heard much about malcayman being brought up by his father, but, even if his home life wasn’t stable, he still gained the vast advantages that are offered to the privileged white males in our society.

    Yes, he was gifted his first million by his dad. His homelife was only as unstable as any other single parent family, his was actually better off than many other kids, he was fortunate to have a father who had the foresight and the money to set him up for a good life. He was a full time boarder in a prestigious school, he would have been a lonely little rich kid, dad working hard on his own fortune and no siblings. There’s no way malcolm lived a life of grinding poverty and neglect though.

    I would need to know more about wally’s life to make any kind of comment. Look into all of our lives and you’ll find a tragedy or two, that’s life.

    Wally, did your mum work or was she stay-at-home on the widow’s pension? Any assistance from the legacy program? free medical and hospital? Other family or siblings? Could you take advantage of whitlam’s free uni? Did mum re-marry

    There are things we can do to help a child through a difficult beginning and allow them to succeed if they wish, the welfare state and equal opportunity.

    I know it’s personal, you don’t have to answer. Thanks for telling us about it.

  391. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 9:13 am

    “Wally, did your mum work or was she stay-at-home on the widow’s pension? ”

    Stay at home on a War widow’s pension

    “I know it’s personal, you don’t have to answer”

    I’m happy to answer………that’s part of my point. You get up and move on.

    “Could you take advantage of whitlam’s free uni?”

    I could have but I didn’t have to because of my high HSC marks (which I worked very hard to get) I was given a Commonwealth Scholarship

  392. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 9:15 am

    “Look into all of our lives and you’ll find a tragedy or two, that’s life. ”

    Exactly, you cannot dwell on it. For me its really ancient history now.

  393. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 9:32 am

    Black privilege………………..

    From the Oz

    “The cost to taxpayers of an 18C ­racial hatred case involving Facebook posts by university students barred from an indigenous-only computer room is escalating, with the Human Rights Commission briefing an external silk.

    The Queensland University of Technology students — accused under the controversial section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act by indigenous staffer Cindy Prior, who told them to leave the campus computer room because they are white — blame the commission for failing to notify them for at least 14 months, when it was too late to resolve the case.

    Two students, Jackson Powell and Calum Thwaites, who accuse the commission of “recklessly” breaching their human rights in the row stemming from a $250,000 damages claim brought by Ms Prior, were joined in their complaint yesterday by a third student, Alex Wood.

    The total legal bills for the university and other parties are estim­ated to be nearing $1 million.”

  394. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 27, 2016 9:39 am

    …I could have but I didn’t have to because of my high HSC marks (which I worked very hard to get) I was given a Commonwealth Scholarship…

    Good for you, well done and well deserved!

    It must have been a very proud day for your mum [and you]

    Exactly, you cannot dwell on it. For me its really ancient history now.

    I wonder if it is to malcolm? It’s like, despite all, he’s still a driven man.

  395. TB Queensland permalink
    May 27, 2016 10:13 am

    I’m not sure what you mean by 80

    I was not yet 8

    Because you “intimated” that your father died on Timor (no other reason to mention he was there?) … when you were eight … and your Mum explained etc …

    … and because by the time I was eight I had a pretty good idea of where and what my father and mother had done during WWII … kids then entertained themselves playing WWII soldiers … as you probably know … it was a “big deal” whose parents had served …

    And you mentioned VJ day … 1946 … so I (obviously) did 2+2 = 5 …

    Just saying …

    … and BTW, I will, in future, redirect, ToM’s, ageist remarks your way … ~(;-)

    Having said all that …

    It doesn’t really excuse rubbishing other people because they are not as well off or well educated as you are … it doesn’t always work for some … I had two kids by the time I was 22 f’rinstance … they need a lot time, energy, $$ and a stuff … and ALL are contributing members to society …

    A two year NS cost my immediate family of four – $$$ – dearly …

    I worked 12+ hour days all my career … so my graduation had to wait till I was 45 …

    I recognise some people will always be much better off than me $$$ wise and some won’t … I recognise some are smarter, some are not, some have more luck than others (met an old friend on Tuesday who just won $240,000) …

    … some just walk into money … some crawl over others to get it – Robber Barons … most work fkn hard and simply survive!

    … but the people I respect most are the ones that try and live their lives without hurting others … and sharing their good fortune with those less fortunate …

    Most of us are simply blown about by the winds of social change …

    And 1% of human beings owning 50% of global wealth is disgusting …

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

    I thought there was an election on?

  396. May 27, 2016 10:15 am

    Malcolm once lived in a rented flat.

  397. May 27, 2016 10:20 am

    “I would need to know more about wally’s life to make any kind of comment. Look into all of our lives and you’ll find a tragedy or two, that’s life.”

    A tragedy or two..?? I’ve had more fuckn tragedies than Shakespeare and Aristotle put together! Somewhere someone must be enjoying a life of sheer fkn bliss thanks to me taking up the slack!

  398. TB Queensland permalink
    May 27, 2016 10:21 am

    SAY WHAT!

    Australia is not mentioned throughout the 87-page report, even though it lists other sites in the Asia Pacific region and says coral reefs are “particularly vulnerable” to climate change.

    The world’s largest coral reef was omitted after officials from the Environment Department intervened and asked references to Australia be removed, The Guardian reports.

    — AAP

    http://www.news.com.au/national/rush-hour/rush-hour-the-stories-you-need-to-know-today/news-story/38d61adf364137be4aacdcd7d0dd1011

  399. TB Queensland permalink
    May 27, 2016 10:22 am

    Malcolm once lived in a rented flat.

    And Joe Hockey swept out his dad’s shop …

  400. May 27, 2016 10:45 am

    Exactly,,,,you cannot dwell on it,,,,

    # ,, Funny stuff! You (and the other two teabags) `dwell` incessantly on the lowest paid`s penalty-rates, cheering like loonies that waitresses, check-out chicks, and other assorted lowest-paid`s (non-full-time) go further into poverty, all the while you `dwell` on AAA-rating and `dwell` on teh-economy. But too fcuking stupid to know that the more consumer-workers sliding into these conditions, also slides your precious `economy` into stagnation too.

    Meanwhile, the boo-imbecile maintains a feminista-pretence, while cheering the conditions-loss of women-filled jobs. After slagging-off the working-poor, you idiots then like to `dwell` on the 270-bucks a week the unemployed get, all the while ignoring all the `outsourced` job-contractor`s and ponzi-education outfits with their snouts in the taxpayer trough, which will be easily doubling the cost of welfare to taxpayers. But do you scream about any of these rip-offs and rorts, No, ya`just bleat nasty shit coz `duncan` asked a question.

  401. Tom R permalink
    May 27, 2016 10:47 am

    Do you see a pattern ?

    Yes, you ignored “poverty”

    Black privilege………………..

    Or as some call it, leveling the playing field


    From the Oz

    Surely you jest? 😉

  402. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 10:47 am

    “Because you “intimated” that your father died on Timor (no other reason to mention he was there?) … when you were eight … and your Mum explained etc … ”

    Firstly I hate that word “intimated”. Its one of my pet gripes. Please use the word “implied” in future.

    Anyway I didn’t believe I did imply that…………..(he was actually eventually evacced by a US sub that was sent in which was incidentally lost with all hands later in the war.

    “My mother has told me how good the people of Timor were to his commando company aka Sparrow Force during the war and how generally good they ,the people ,were in other parts of Asia as the AIF conducted brutal and bloody clean up ops”

    I mentioned it so I could have a really good run up to take a big flying WHACK at that nutjob from Adelaide that jumps on here

  403. Tom R permalink
    May 27, 2016 10:49 am

    Somewhere someone must be enjoying a life of sheer fkn bliss thanks to me taking up the slack!

    And I thanks you muchly

    Mind you, could you smash a mirror or something, as the Lotto just aint coming in as regularly as it used to. Cheers

  404. Tom R permalink
    May 27, 2016 10:52 am

    I mentioned it so I could have a really good run up to take a big flying WHACK at that nutjob from Adelaide that jumps on here

    “Here’s the throw, here’s the play at the plate
    Holy cow, I think he’s gonna make it”

    Stop right there

  405. TB Queensland permalink
    May 27, 2016 11:12 am

    Firstly I hate that word “intimated”. Its one of my pet gripes. Please use the word “implied” in future.

    LOL! Can’t help putting words in other people’s comments … FMD … arrogant or what?

    Your INTIMATED …

    INTIMATE – state or make known

    IMPLY – suggested but not directly expressed; implicit

    But I had to laugh at this … I mentioned it so I could have a really good run up to … even admits a “set-up” … LOL!

    You should run for Liberal pre-selection … there’s a few vacancies at the moment with more to come I’d guess …

  406. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 27, 2016 11:15 am

    Hypocritical bitch wearing “Stop Domestic Violence T-Shirt” arrested for domestic violence:

    Here is one for the cretins who use the domestic violence issue to demonise men generally rather than to look at the whole problem. It’ll do their heads in.

  407. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 11:26 am

    “… even admits a “set-up” … LOL!…….”

    Perhaps I just turn up here to make sure I upset as many as possible ???????????????????

  408. May 27, 2016 11:56 am

    Perhaps I just turn up here to make sure I upset as many as possible ???

    Never crossed my mind…

  409. Walrus permalink
    May 27, 2016 12:00 pm

    “Never crossed my mind…”

    Hehehehehehehehehehehehehe…………………………….!

  410. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 27, 2016 12:25 pm

    Somewhere someone must be enjoying a life of sheer fkn bliss thanks to me taking up the slack!

    Actually, I think that’s me.

  411. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 27, 2016 12:44 pm

    Looks like Labor is stuffing up Queensland again.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/queensland-palaszczuk-governments-rash-raid-on-super-piggy-bank/news-story/a4b6aa8fae0f2c9cce04b5f3513bbb67

    In the words of Queensland’s independent Auditor-General, the Palaszczuk government’s first budget was full of “short-term strategies”.

    The 2015-16 state budget included some desperate measures, including stripping $3.4 billion out of the long service leave funding pool reserve, increasing debt at government-owned businesses by $4bn and a freeze on making superannuation contributions for public servants.

    In a report to Queensland parliament, the Auditor-General lamented the hollow log raids of Annastacia Palaszczuk and Treasurer Curtis Pitt, almost pleading with them “to apply more permanent solutions” to reduce debt.

    If Australia wants Labor we are doomed.

  412. TB Queensland permalink
    May 27, 2016 1:04 pm

    DOOMED I tells youse! DOOMED!

  413. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 27, 2016 1:31 pm

    DOOMED I tells youse! DOOMED!

    Typical comment from someone who does not care about people.

  414. TB Queensland permalink
    May 27, 2016 4:09 pm

    So whose running a scare campaign with big fibs … the Fiberals!

    Dear LNP supporter,

    Bill Shorten is promising $1 billion of new spending every 48 hours.

    And when we already have the legacy of Labor’s budget deficit, more spending means more taxes.

    Shorten’s new taxes on housing and small business don’t even come close to paying for his reckless spending promises.

    Make no mistake – if Shorten becomes Prime Minister, your family will foot the bill.

    There’s still time to stop Shorten’s higher taxes taking an axe to household budgets. But we need your help.

    We’re so grateful to our supporters who donate the time and money that make our campaign possible. But everyday, I see firsthand how much more we could do, and how far your donation would go. [https://federal.lnp.org.au/]

    Unlike Labor, the LNP does not have the financial backing of the union movement.

    That’s why we need you to donate now. [https://federal.lnp.org.au/]

    Please give $20 or whatever your can.

    Let’s do this, together.

    Thanks,

    Michael O’Dwyer

    LNP State Director

    What Mike doesn’t say is that ALP won’t GIVE householders tax to big business to the tune of $50 billion like the Fiberals propose … that’ll give ’em at least $50 billion to spend on health, education and infrastructure … with no change to the budget that the Fiberals tripled in three years to over $100 billion …

    Hypocrites all …

  415. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 27, 2016 4:41 pm

    “…Somewhere someone must be enjoying a life of sheer fkn bliss thanks to me taking up the slack!…”

    😆

  416. May 28, 2016 9:08 am

    Are any trashers planning to watch the leaders’ debate tomorrow night?

  417. TB Queensland permalink
    May 28, 2016 10:12 am

    The what??? We have “leaders”? Where? Barnaby and who else?

  418. TB Queensland permalink
    May 28, 2016 10:12 am

    Short(er) answer … No … they make me cringe …

  419. TB Queensland permalink
    May 28, 2016 10:19 pm

    Typical TORY cut and run politics … Frump is a typical right wing coward!

    Donald Trump has said he will not debate Bernie Sanders after several days of changing his mind on the issue.

    The billionaire, who had previously said he’d “love to debate” the Vermont senator, said in a statement on Friday that he had decided a one-on-one showdown between the pair would be “inappropriate”, despite interest from television networks.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/28/donald-trump-refuses-to-debate-bernie-sanders

  420. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 28, 2016 10:52 pm

  421. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    May 29, 2016 9:16 am

    Just out of interest TB… Why would (or should) Trump debate Saunders?

    Why debate the candidate that will lose the Democratic nomination?

  422. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 29, 2016 9:21 am

  423. May 29, 2016 11:13 am

    watch,,,,the leaders’ debate tomorrow night?,,,,

    # ,, there is 3-reasons not to, 1-talkbull, 2-blib, and 3-toolman

  424. May 29, 2016 11:21 am

    l agree with boo-melb, teebz. There is no `up-side` for the-ronald having a `show` debate with dear-old bernie, nor hillary either (probably)

  425. May 29, 2016 11:49 am

    hey teebz, is this odwyer critter

    ,,,,,Thanks, Michael O’Dwyer LNP State Director,,,,,

    any relation to the odwyer that is as `bright` as a bucket-full of burnt-out light bulbs, the teabags keep shoving onto qandaland??

  426. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 29, 2016 1:12 pm

  427. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 29, 2016 5:34 pm

    https://twitter.com/AustraliaVote/status/736814264975949824

  428. TB Queensland permalink
    May 29, 2016 6:02 pm

    I was never a big fan of Nova Paris suddenly becoming a politician … based on what I perceived as a lack of competence and experience … but then which pollies have either … but those racist comments are bloody awful …

    What is it about tories and the anger with anything different to their 1950’s beliefs …?

    … Sky News like a retirement home for ex-Liberal Party politicians?

    Chuckle … funny but true …

  429. TB Queensland permalink
    May 29, 2016 6:12 pm

    What an exciting a sick time to be an Australian …

    As the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners today launches television ads against the six-year freeze on Medicare rebates, its sister organisation the Australian Medical Association has elected a new president who has boasted of his close relationship with Coalition ministers.

    West Australian obstetrician Michael Gannon told News Corp Australia earlier this year he wants to the AMA to work more closely with the government and said he thought the previous AMA leadership was too lefty.

  430. armchair opinionator permalink
    May 29, 2016 6:29 pm

    …Across the state, citizens of 42 local governments had their elected councillors and mayors sacked and replaced by Baird’s handpicked toadies. A further 23 local communities can expect the same treatment over the next few months.

    The political nature of the mergers is also shown in the manipulation of the boundaries, which are the crudest act of boundary rigging since Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s notorious Queensland gerrymander of the 1970s…

  431. Neil of Sydney permalink
    May 30, 2016 9:49 am

    Sydney’s light rail development

    Why are the lefties against light rail? I think light rail/trams are a good idea.

  432. Tom R permalink
    May 30, 2016 10:15 am

    Why are the lefties against light rail?

    Why don’t you read the article instead of making a fool of yourself again nil

    Something about Anzacs and trees?

  433. Splatterbottom permalink
    May 30, 2016 10:58 am

    Leftists are against most things because they are selfish pricks. If their pristine neighbourhood is in anyway impacted by any proposal no matter how beneficial to the rest of the community then a bunch of caterwauling crackpots will be parading about trying to stop it. They are usually upper middle class arseholes with too much time and semen on their hands.

  434. Walrus permalink
    May 30, 2016 11:08 am

    “Something about Anzacs and trees?”

    The Lefties are for public transport one minute then dead against it the next.

    Nothing happened except chaos for 16 years under NSW ALP.

    Now things are moving again infrastructure wise its time for the Leftie Lunatics to protest again.

    They are against West Connex, against Light Rail, against a second Sydney Airport and also advocate closing down the existing one.

    Just a bunch of deluded fuckheads on pills and protein shakes.

    They have no fucking idea.

  435. Tom R permalink
    May 30, 2016 11:28 am

    against Light Rail

    Perhaps you should read the article too wally, lest you appear as ignorant as sb and nil

  436. dom fammartino permalink
    October 22, 2016 7:41 pm

    There are no pictures of Vladimir Putin’s encounter with Malcolm Turnbull at the G20 in Hangzhou, but his message on the Syrian war could not be clearer.
    The Russian strongman and worlds greatest president listed the litany of Western errors in the Middle East, saying George W Bush should never have unsettled the region by deposing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
    The United States and Australia were repeating the error in Syria and playing into the hands of radical Islam, he said.
    “I’m fighting for the legitimate Government of Syria,” Mr Putin added.
    “Who are you fighting for?” MALCOLM MAY AS WELL OF SAID *** OBAMA AND THE GLOBALISTS AS I AM A PUPPET ON A STRING. *** WHY ISIS DO NOT FUCK WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA. *** They know that China and Russia don’t fuck around SIMPLE . As russian president vladimir putin has clearly stated * if they bomb russia in half an hour every muslim will die ** China will be even more ruthless with the people of Xinjiang if they perceive anything wrong there will be carnage. ISIS strikes where it can get away with striking. AMERICA AND AUSTRALIA HAVE FAILED GREATLY BY HAVING WEEK CORRUPT LEADERS WHO’S PEOPLE OR THERE NATIONS NATIONAL SECURITY DO NOT COME FIRST….they are controlled by the global elite and pander to there demands and agendas..turnball needs to get his head out of obamas arse as he is pathetic and a corrupt american disgrace who helped create and fund these terroists along with that idiot women hillary clinton. MALCOLM DO WHATS BEST FOR AUSTRALIA DO NOT BE A FOLLOWER OR CONTROLLED BY EVIL FOLLOW THE VOICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE.

  437. October 22, 2016 10:04 pm

    dom makes a lot of sense..

  438. TB Queensland permalink
    October 22, 2016 11:47 pm

    Does he know you’re from Chechnya, sreb? 🙂

    I think dom meant … MALCOLM MAY AS WELL HAVE SAID 🙂

  439. TB Queensland permalink
    October 22, 2016 11:47 pm

    assuming, dom, is a male gender person of course …

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