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  • Carl

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    • Don W

      The socialist leaders expect to live in houses such as the one pictured but want the rest of us to live in hovels.

      • Steve (North Shore)

        No, the Socialists expect the Govt to provide them with a house like the above

        • Watcher

          Nearly right Steve.
          They expect you and me to provide, the govt is merely the collection agency for those entitled ones.

          • Steve (North Shore)

            Come on man, I am correct. Maybe I should change the word ‘expect’ to ‘demand’?

          • Don W

            No, the word is force, you will obey.

          • Watcher

            We are on the same team Steve, just pedantic playing with the same ball.

    • Had a discussion with a leftist colleague a few days ago on the evils of big business, asked him why he and his mates don’t set up a company, pay the CEO a less than obscene salary, staff above average wages and forget about
      making a profit, discussion ended at that point.

  • Dave

    Perspective is a great thing, we all think we are hard done by from time to time, but then we realise things are tougher for others. This kind of put things in perspective for us. In Nth QLD we rely on a bit of rain for the local economy to prosper, and to do well. Over the last 12 months we have only had 995 mm of rain, but 90% of that was from December (2013) to April and around 152 mm since, that’s an average of 19 mm a month, April to now. Then out Nth West QLD, 800 to 1200 KM inland farmers are walking, the drought is that bad there is nothing left on many farms. At Middleton the only 2 people remain, the proprietor of the pub and his wife, everyone else has left. The video about Winton has the details. A friend farms near there, 156 mm of rain in the last 12 months, but only 41 mm since April, that’s an average of 4.6 mm a month.

    These farmers are really doing it tough, resorting to shooting remaining animals, or worse still, taking their own lives. It seems finally, the banks are waking up, that mortgage sales are not working, and plans to leave farmers on extended terms are better for everyone.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/husband-and-wife-last-remaining-inhabitants-of-middleton-queensland/story-fnn8dlfs-1227163683101

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/video/id-8xeGE0cjqr1OMPOMRmQpYjdNJDzbTLm-/Parliament-can't-support-graziers

    • Don W

      I hope they get some badly needed rain in the new year. It must be extremely tough for them.

    • Michelle

      l really feel for them there is nothing more depressing than hungry stock and you can do nothing for them
      l hope they get some rain real soon but it will take a while to turn that round

    • cows4me

      The hardest part is watching animals suffer, it’s soul destroying.

      • Don W

        It’s hard when you have to put them down. I never liked that.

      • MaryLou

        I’m assuming that Australia being so dry everywhere, there’s nowhere to bring in emergency food, from?

        • cows4me

          There’s nearly always a chance to bring in emergency food. Sometimes other farmers donate feed ( hay , silage ), have done so many times myself but in most cases imported feed can be brought. Usually though the farmer is broke, is mortgage up to the eyeballs and the banks see lending further money as a lost cause.

          • MaryLou

            Yes, I have heard of NZ farmers donating feed, and also offering temporary grazing, so stock being shipped around a bit. But I guess most people over there are in the same boat

          • cows4me

            It’s a huge place MaryLou, feast in some places famine in others. The distances that feed needs to be transported also adds huge costs.

          • Don W

            You are right Cows, un serviceable Debt taken out by people that think they are bullet proof , think that the bank is an endless supply of funds . My dad farmed after coming back from the pacific war till 2004, without an overdraft. He was advised as a young farmer by his accountant at the time that he needed an overdraft as other farmers had one .He said no thanks I pay for what I need . If I can’t afforded it I will wait until I can . He always had money and as kids we prospered. I have followed that principle.

        • Dave

          The distances are vast MaryLou. A lot of cattle have been trucked south, 2000 to 3000 km south. However, the issue is those cattle are used to a hot climate, and will need to come back before winter. Thankfully the wet season is from now to th eend of april, so hoping and praying for rain. A lot of feed has been sent north, but a lot of the farmers can’t afford feed, and a road train (3 huge trailers) might only last a farm a few months. The fuel bill alone could be $3,000.

          C4M is spot on, and a lot of farmers are donating, but the drought covers most of aussie, so feed is tight especially across QLD.

          The issue, a farm of 15,000 h/a might have had 2000 head, but now they might have 200, if the drought breaks, where do they get the extra cattle from, and how do they afford them? They almost gave them away, and as soon as they have feed, the price will rise accordingly! Double edged sword.

          • MaryLou

            What a shocking, soul-destroying situation. Does the government in Australia provide any kind of drought-relief assistance? And would it be normal for most farmers to keep bulls/male sheep/male whatevers, to be able to replenish their herds? Or do they generally have to buy the :wherewithal”?

          • Dave

            yes, but mainly in terms of deffered everything, they announced a few hundred mill the other week, but for some, it will take 5 to 7 years to recover from the day the drought breaks, so a two year mortgage assistance is not of much use. As an example, we have a river in Townsville, Ross River. if we drive south to MacKay, 400 Km, we dont go across one other significant river, a few creeks, and mostly they are dry. Suggest a look on Google Earth, its why its called the big brown land.

          • MaryLou

            Thanks Dave, I will…

  • Isherman

    This clown just doesn’t want to leave it alone does he…..

    • caochladh

      What about a community based website to get rid of fat German criminals who have overstayed their welcome. Now that I would subscribe to.

      • Isherman

        It would probably crash with the rush of subscriptions.

      • cows4me

        Haha, love it caochladh.

    • Sally

      Obviously has a lot of time on his hands these days

    • tinfoilhatguy

      Is he trying to reinvent himself as some kind of NZ Snowden wannabe?

      I used really hate this clown, now I feel sorry for him. He reeks of desperation. Pathetic. He’s got obvious self-esteem issues.

    • Don W

      Dot com worrying about our rights.? Whatever. He is a self obsessed attention seeker that is in love with the guy he sees in the mirror .

    • Rodger T

      He`ll have fun trying to run that from Fort Leavenworth.

      • mommadog

        Along with running his new American political party. He’s going to be spending an awful lot of time in the prison library if he is allowed anywhere near a computer. Hopefully he is not. No computer, no computer games.

        • Don W

          The main character in Shawshank Redemtion ended up the library . Dot Con needs to be in a cell all by himself, no TV ,no internet, no phones and no media attention.

      • DrFix

        Sorry RT, Fort Leavenworth is not the same as United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth.

        Fort Leavenworth is home to the Military Corrections Complex, consisting of the United States Disciplinary Barracks, the Department of Defense’s only maximum security prison, and the Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility.

        The United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth (USP Leavenworth) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Kansas. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. It also includes a satellite prison camp for minimum-security male offenders.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Leavenworth
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Penitentiary,_Leavenworth

    • Greg M

      He seems to forget about the rights of the people who’s intellectual property he stole. Time he took a plane ride.

      • Isherman

        Looking at the infringements that his businesses have enabled, I think it’s less a case of forgetting other peoples rights, and more a case of not caring about them.

      • Nechtan

        All the way to Guantanamo Bay.

        • Don W

          The facilities in the movie, Shawshank redemtion could fit the bill for Dot Com, An appropriate place for Rawshark too, I think.

    • Nechtan

      What about the intellectual property rights of others? Eh Kim?

      • Isherman

        The answers in the first part of your question..”what about them?”, would be the operative point of view from him.

    • Wallace Westland

      What a ….errrr…tool…what does he mean by our rights?
      Whose rights?
      The rights of criminals to be spied on? To be extradited from a country they should never have been allowed entry too in the first place and were only granted due to the corrupt Government of the day…remind me again who granted the Fat Germans residency against official advice?
      I support these a 100%
      No one is undermining my rights…of course I don’t make a living fencing stolen goods either.

      • Isherman

        Dont forget the …errr…omissions in his application, you know like convictions in another name.

        • Wallace Westland

          Excellent point. Were these convictions the basis of the advice against his residency or was he already a known scum bag and Immigration just didn’t want him here anyway?
          I’m pretty sure dotcom is just an alias anyway isn’t it?

          I baled the Dotcom flag waving maniac David Fisher up on this years ago when he first came to our attention asking him why he referred to Kim as Kim Dotcom and not Kim Schmidt and he replied that that was how he referred to himself.
          I followed up with a reply that if I referred to myself by a non de plum would the Herald publish that instead of my real name if I was a “person of public interest such as a possible criminal” and he never replied again.

          Surprise.

    • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

      Wouldnt that be illegal?

      Who would watch the watchers?

      Does he know of anyone capable of such an ongoing feat? Who would pay for their time?

      No thanks, I’d rather trust my dog to look after my lunch than Kimmy and his mates to watch my back.

      Send the fool to the US and do us all a favour PLEASE!!!

  • Imogen B

    I’m guessing TV One has thrown in the towel when it comes to news.
    Tonight a young woman with blocked sinuses told us that some tourists who tried to skull Mt Cook are missing.
    Then we heard that 2014 is the year of the sawfie, the credible news source for this vital information is: Twitter.
    What’s that if not total capitulation?

    • Sally

      What about interviewing people at the airport about whether they are comfortable flying considering the recent plane accidents. Who needs that added mental pressure when you are about to fly.

      • Imogen B

        Loved the guy who said he wouldn’t fly over Asia – World Trade Centre well forgotten!

        My fault for watching. I know better and did it anyway.

    • ShoreRight

      The other night the reader claimed that in the 2004 Tsunami the “death toll had plummeted” !!!…how is that possible ? I often find myself laughing when the 6pm news is on …and TV 3 are no better

  • Nechtan

    Looking Back: John Mayall’s Blues Breakers (supposedly Peter Green on guitar)

  • pisces8284 .

    A band from my youth. They started in 1963 in my home town in South London and the rest is history

    • Isherman

      Every bit as important as the other British invasion acts of the time, like the Stones, and the Who. They gave us Beck, Clapton and Page. Even the Ramones paid tribute to them as an influence along with the New York Dolls.

    • Nechtan

      Yardbirds with Page and Beck playing Stroll On together from the film Blow Up.

      • Cadwallader

        Fantastic film too!

  • Hard1

    If you’re bored with car accidents and eating, sit back and enjoy a good read on the Bible. I certainly puts the current Shiite/Sunni hatred into perspective, for not so long ago we were doing the same thing.

    “Those who believed in the Trinity butchered Christians who didn’t. Groups who believed Jesus was two entities—God and man—killed those who thought Jesus was merely flesh and blood. Some felt certain God inspired Old Testament Scriptures, others were convinced they were the product of a different, evil God. Some believed the Crucifixion brought salvation to humankind, others insisted it didn’t, and still others believed Jesus wasn’t crucified.”

    http://www.newsweek.com/2015/01/02/thats-not-what-bible-says-294018.html

    • Don W

      Don’t do unto others that you don’t want done to one self.

      • Hard1

        That’s it. Right at the end of the article.

        Jesus said, Don’t judge. He condemned those who pointed out the faults of others while ignoring their own. And he proclaimed, “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”

        • Don W

          I treat my neighbours as I want to be treated ,As long as my neighbour has the same outlook things are fine.If my neighbour wants to harm me , the love stops and self preservation come into play.

    • Nige.

      i had a big read rhe other day actually. one of SBs post made me think a wee bit. Glad I did. Was a site where they connected seveal scientific things with writing from the bible.

      • MaryLou

        Yes it’s amazing how even archaeologist and biblical historians can disagree on so many things. I find the whole thing absolutely fascinating and spend a lot of time delving into different reports and studies. Some say there is a lot that can be scientifically verified – others say very little. I think it is their starting point and individual viewpoints that differ

        • Nige.

          yeah, i think the most important thing is to [email protected]@K.

          Then you can have an opinion. I havnt as yet bothered to look at the Koran…but….that will take some head space. I read the first chapter of the necronimicon once. I expect it to be equally as un-understandable.

          • MaryLou

            Would be great to be able to read these things in their original language, and unfortunately I’m rubbish with languages. Part of the problems (I believe), occur in the amount of translations of translations of the original, and it’s quite possible parts have been skewed. And another problem may be the selection of gospels chosen for the finished product.

            How good would it be to be able to be a professional student. If I could do it all over again, I reckon I’d be an archaeologist

          • Chris EM

            It was my belief, and don’t take this as gospel, that each new translation is taken from the original.

          • MaryLou

            It all seems a bit messy, from what I have read so far – here’s wikipedia’s take on the whole situation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_James_Version

          • Chris EM

            Yeah, I know what you mean. Wouldn’t it be great to have on app, where you could scan ancient text and it would translate it for you?

          • MaryLou

            Yes! That would be perfect! It must be technically possible, maybe you’ve come up with a business idea? If not commercially viable, we know government loves to throw money at “cultural stuff” – could apply for a grant! Only downside is, you’d probably end up on WO’s Face of the Day for the monthly corporate bludger award. How thicks’ your skin? :)

            Seriously though – would be great to be able to read these documents in their original text.

        • Don W

          I think that if you are living your life as a free human and following your dreams and pursuing what matters to you and your family, you are on the right path.Do what you think is right for you and your family and be happy.

    • TonyM

      Hmmm! A bit misleading if you ask me. You’d be wise to read some of the responses to this article.

    • Michael_l_c

      Virtually all religions have a history of slaughter or are used to justify slaughter. In wars how can both sides have the support of the same religions?

      I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.

  • Isherman

    And staying with Brit goodness…

    • ex-JAFA

      Did Madness ever let him play with them? :-)

      • LabTested

        Madness Great Band name. My all time favorite band name is – ‘The Tragically Hip’

        Here is their song (He’s) 38 Years Old (& never kissed a girl) Great story, need to concentrate on the lyrics.

        other great band names…?

        • EveryWhichWayButLeft

          The Dead Kennedy’s has to be on of the best band names ever.

          Rage Against the Machine is pretty cool too.

          • Isherman

            Beat me to it…would add X Ray Spex perhaps as well.

          • Isherman

            And the “too drunk to….” album would be among the best song/album titles to boot, followed closely by Holiday in Cambodia.

          • EveryWhichWayButLeft

            Yep… not to mention album titles Plastic Surgery Disasters, Frankenchrist and Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death.

            Jello Biafra is still around doing different stuff, although he’s a Green Party polly – seriously uncool.

            I once had the full DK set on vinyl, including the 12″ EP’s and most 45’s – I had a bit of a misspent yoof :)

          • Isherman

            As an aside, I reckon your Disqus name would make a good band name actually. Some mates and I years ago jammed a bit giving ourselves the name Strangers To Discipline, or STD for short,..the short version alway raised a few eyebrows, lol.

        • ex-JAFA

          Mental As Anything is another great band name.

        • Cowgirl

          I always thought ‘My Chemical Romance’ was a good name (don’t care much for the band though).

    • MaryLou

      Madness! A family favourite – get a lot of airtime in this house:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ2X9SANsME

      • ex-JAFA

        Ah yes, a song about wanting to buy condoms. (Really, that’s what it’s about!)

        • MaryLou

          No… I’ve never picked up on that. Gaah – that means I’ve raised my kids from around 3yrs old till now on a diet of condom-buying and whisky drinkin’ songs (their other favourite is Sweet Home Alabama).

          Parent of the year!!

          • Don W

            If your kids are using condoms , means they are being responsible people.

          • MaryLou

            In every other sense my kids are pretty cloistered. When they’re old enough I’m sure they will, but for now the thought makes my hair stand on end! Was simply a musical faux pa

          • Don W

            My kids have their own kids now. And your kids will as they grow will want to do the things that young people do as they become adults. Try and teach them the to think about the choices that they will make. You need to let them become adults in their own way , while giving them good guidance . They will make their own mistakes as we did when we were growing up . they will make their own mistakes and will learn from that. Never stop loving them.

          • MaryLou

            No danger of that – they are my life!:)

          • Don W

            Good for you M L. You sound like a good Mum.

          • MaryLou

            Thanks, Don.

  • pisces8284 .

    OK, feeling a bit nostalgic tonight, sorry guys. Danced to this at the Purley Orchid Ballroom in Surrey. Good times

    • Don W

      Nice.

    • Don W

      Burt Bacharach was a genius.

    • Dave

      Nostalgia, right back at you. I was a yound teenager when the movie came out, i recall thinking how good was the movie, and WOW, LULU –

      http://youtu.be/yTapoA5RQyo

    • Alright

      Love the song but this has to be one of worst music videos ever made….and here is the worst..

  • Nige.

    my theme of the day…week really.

  • LinkinHawk

    Need a dfferent place to put all these videos rather than clogging up the Whaleoil Backchat, thay make things run very slow and is impossible to load up on phone ,puts me off reading backchat

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