Open Forum: January 18, 2020

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  1. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    they were screening every passenger for Coronavirus and for swine flu.

    Glad to hear it.

  2. Porter

    Megan

    #3298126, posted on January 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Heh.

  3. Cassie of Sydney

    “Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3298122, posted on January 21, 2020 at 12:58 pm”

    Further to what you say Lizzie…I think that One Nation and Mark Latham are the future along with Shooters and Fishers. There might be some hope federally for the Nats if Barnaby was to return but here in NSW….the Nats have morphed into a far-left Green party…..supporting legislation to abort babies at nine months and euthanise people over 60.

  4. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    “A seventy year old, full brick Art Deco curiosity may not be an ideal design … it was surely more hospitable than an A/C dependant (sic) modern build.”

    I am puzzled by the new progressive language I see, a voun / nerb in this example. Forget correct spelling – that ceased being important when Facebook was elected.

    I wonder if the build contains a kitch and a bathr, lou and bac verand? Was it erected by brickls and carps, with survs checking their work?

    “skills” became the simpler, easier “skill set” (coinciding with the era of school teachers teaching the kiddies nothing because they knew nothing themselves).

    The uneducated and ignorant would have one believe this erosion is unimportant.

  5. Porter

    If numbers is doing a PhD he wouldn’t be getting emails telling him he got 5 out of 10.

  6. Porter

    Gold from the Overland Diaries. But that still leaves Overland hanging. He said he wasn’t aware that Gobbo was stitching on her clients. So he told Nixon she was a snitch so who the hell did he think she was snitching on?

  7. feelthebern

    The bigger concern is what numbers captured when he tricked Cats to clicking on a link back to his website.

  8. Megan

    I get the impression neither seem interested much in baby Archie. Just an impression. He’s taken away from his paternal side of the family and never sees the maternal side. Some weirdness there.

    he’s a firm anchor in harry’s wallet

    Trap Baby.

  9. C.L.

    Wow. Both Overland and Nixon have committed perjury on a massive scale.

  10. Infidel Tiger

    The Sydeney Light Rail sounds like one of the biggest disasters in the history of Australian boondoggles.

    The monorail at least was interesting.

  11. Roger

    I get the impression neither seem interested much in baby Archie. Just an impression. He’s taken away from his paternal side of the family and never sees the maternal side. Some weirdness there.

    Not to worry, I’m sure his nanny is excellent.

    Because they want him to have a normal life.

  12. feelthebern

    When Harry & the attention seeker divorce, it will be in a jurisdiction where she benefits the most.
    Maybe that means California.
    So it looks like she’ll stick with him until January 2025.

  13. Rod and Margot Cunich are organising the silent protest on Saturday, January 25 to be staged at 9.30am to 10.30am outside Mr Sharma’s Edgecliff office.

    WTF?

    That’s like feminazis protesting in favour of full-term abortion outside Planned Parenthood.

    Sharma is a dripping wet, putrid, Liberal sellout who has already flogged his pathetic worthless miserable excuse of a career out to the CAGW / renewables scam. He’s a Photios turd, a(nother) corrupt political pissant who will use his position to enrich himself and his maaaaaaaaaates at taxpayers expense.

  14. Roger

    Both Overland and Nixon have committed perjury on a massive scale.

    Mere memory lapses.

  15. Megan

    What seems to be completely overlooked in the whole Megxit nonsense is the two of them flitting off to be “financially independent.” If I found myself with £30mill in my bank account am I not actually already financially independent? Why would I be expecting my elderly parent or grandparent to pitch in a few million more every year to help me make ends meet?

    Supreme entitlement and weapons grade stupid. And if MeAgain thinks she has got one over on Liz, so much the better. She’ll never see the land mine before she steps on it.

  16. Megan

    Both Overland and Nixon have committed perjury on a massive scale.

    And highly unlikely they will ever be brought to justice for it either. Consultancy roles in the multiple six figures a more likely result.

  17. feelthebern

    Nixon used the Overland memo as a bib, hence her having no memory of it.

  18. areff

    Anything in between 34th and Canal is going to be great. Sweet spot for me is anything around 23rd near Madison Park.

    Chelsea Hotel, between 7th and 8th. Good cuban sandwiches at the airstream-style diner around the corner and down 8th a bit.

  19. areff

    Toss up who should be in bigger trouble: Lurch or Big Kev

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ken Wyatt calls for change as shocking statistics reveal one in four indigenous childrens’ deaths from suicide
    Annabel Hennessy
    The West Australian
    Monday, 20 January 2020 8:35PM
    Annabel Hennessy

    Ken Wyatt says the rate of suicide in indigenous communities is not receiving the level of public attention it should be and more needs be done to tackle shocking figures that show suicide is the cause of one in four deaths of Aboriginal children.

    Ahead of the Kimberley suicide roundtable in Broome on Tuesday, the Minister for Indigenous Australians says the country needs to tackle “intergenerational trauma, poverty, barriers to education and employment” to work towards stopping the deaths.

    It comes as the State’s North continues to be rocked with suicides, with a 12-year-old girl from the Pilbara among the deaths reported last year.

    There is also particular concern about the small town of Balgo, which has a population of just 350, yet there were three suicides of Aboriginal teenage girls there in three months last year.

    “The rates of suicide in our indigenous communities don’t always receive the level of public attention they should,” Mr Wyatt said on Monday.

    “We need to commit ourselves to understanding the issues that leave people feeling hopeless. We need to work together, and with our communities to reach out and offer support to those in need.”

    Mr Wyatt pointed to official statistics which show in 2018 suicide was the leading cause of death for Aboriginal children, accounting for more than a quarter of all Aboriginal child deaths.

    “Sadly, indigenous Australians die from intentional self-harm at almost two times the rate than other Australians.

    Closing down the majority of the dysfunctional, Third World shyteholes would be a good start. Sorry, Nugget and Goof, the great social experiment was an abject failure.

  21. Overland now relying on the diaries which he said didn’t exist.
    He will be picked up by a chinese acrobatic troup.

  22. max

    they were screening every passenger for Coronavirus and for swine flu.

    Glad to hear it.

    They need to do a lot more than just rely on passenger cards or heat sensitive cameras.

    400 million Chinese are set for travel in the week ahead. This seems to be a lot more serious than SARS.

  23. 8th Dan

    Nice to see him honing in on the hubristics.

    Says a PhD candidate who demonstrates he doesn’t know a noun from an adjective.

    Me? A PhD candidate? Not me, honeychile … but I do confess to some occasional literary license.

  24. feelthebern

    400 million Chinese are set for travel in the week ahead. This seems to be a lot more serious than SARS.

    Storm in a teacup.
    The media will turn this into World War Z.

    PS, World War Z started in China (the book, not the movie).

  25. C.L.
    #3298143, posted on January 21, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Wow. Both Overland and Nixon have committed perjury on a massive scale.

    No. Perjury is one of those crimes that only applies to the peasants.
    ALP voters and our ruling elite are exempt from this law*

    *and many others

  26. feelthebern

    Footage of IT’s flight back to Oz.

  27. 8th Dan

    Chelsea Hotel, between 7th and 8th.

    I remember you well …

    Givin’ me head
    On an unmade bed

    [Settle, Cronkers]

  28. Boambee John

    Salvatore, Iron Publican
    #3298110, posted on January 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm
    … on TV in graphic slow motion while you are eating dinner, etc etc

    One of the benefits of living in Qld used to be there was none of that Russian/Soviet style propaganda.

    Actually, when I went for my licence in the mid-1960s, the walls of the Traffic Branch wre adorned with graphic photos of the aftermath of accidents, including one bloke hanging impaled on one of those climbing spikes that used to be on power poles.

    Never forgot it!

  29. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Top Ender at 12:51 pm:

    “…
    Crocodile Dundee did more for Oz’s image than any advertising campaign in history …”

    I saw that in action in Dallas-Fort Worth, visiting head office in 1990. I went to a popular bar with an Australian colleague who was on extended appointment there and he said something like “Your shout Mick.” I answered and a twenties something local female and her mate close by started jumping all over us crying out “It’s Crocodile Dundee! It’s Crocodile Dundee!” Well, that was good for a long night of falling about drunk and so on.

    It was remarkable also for the reason (I had discovered) that many Americans had not traveled outside their home city, let alone their state.

  30. Shy Ted

    The gummint has given me permission to ride a bicycle in the APY lands. But only to and from work. And it must have a horn or a bell. And I have to wear an approved bicycle helmet. Nothing in the waiver about lycra though. I don’t have a bicycle and I didn’t ask for permission to ride one.
    See Catictionary for definition of bureaucrazy.

  31. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    This happens every year in China.

    BEIJING — As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travellers flocked to train stations and airports Friday to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world’s biggest annual human migration.

    Around 3 billion trips will be made during the Spring Festival travel rush, China’s Transport Ministry has estimated. The period began this year on Jan. 10 and is expected to last through Feb. 18, well after Lunar New Year’s Day on Jan. 25.

    The festivities are a time for family reunions and abundant feasts. For migrant laborers who work in cities far from home, it may be the one time in the year that they can see their relatives.

  32. MatrixTransform

    The bigger concern is what numbers captured when he tricked Cats to clicking on a link back to his website.

    IP addresses

  33. Shy Ted

    Every pollie and his dog on the ABC wireless with you beaut ideas to revive the tourism industry after the fires but the theme seems to be one of pity rather than holiday. Aren’t they missing the obvious? COme to Australia where you can:
    Be frisked by mo ham med, who looks like a terra wrist, at customs.
    See the world’ worst politicians.
    Talk to a greenie, ask them a question, any question – “how much is a loaf of bread?” and if the answer is anything other than “climate change” you get your holiday free.
    Watch the state media and if there’s a program or story that doesn’t include “climate change” you get your holiday free.
    Hire a car and run up hundreds of $$ in fines.
    Try and find a place where you can smoke without being arrested.
    Book on Trivago and pay a lot more than you need.
    Party into the night until 9pm when things close.
    Hire a car and spend a full day in traffic.
    And so on. Australia, why the bloody hell would you?

  34. Top Ender

    Overseas people’s perceptions of Australians:

    Perception:
    – there are kangaroos everywhere and they are cute
    Reality:
    – they are kangaroos in the countryside and they are a pest

    Perception:
    – Aussies are all suntanned beachgoers
    Reality:
    – a few Aussies are suntanned beachgoers; the rest go to shopping malls

    Perception:
    – Aussies are all tough bastards who you wouldn’t want to cross
    Reality:
    – there are some Aussies who are tough bastards you wouldn’t want to cross, and they don’t live in the capital cities

    Perception:
    – Australians cities are all near beaches and feature suburbs as in Home and Away
    Reality:
    – Australians cities are just like those overseas except have more rules and regulations for everything you can think of

    Perception:
    – Australians are all well off and travel the world as they are rich
    Reality:
    – Australians are all well off and a few travel the world as a rite of passage. The rest grow up, get a job and a mortgage and a partner.

    Perception:
    – “woke” people overseas perceive Australians as concerned about climate change, LGBTI, racism etc
    Reality:
    – most Australians don’t give a rat’s arse about climate change, LGBTI, racism etc, and are too busy chasing the opposite sex, getting money, and being lazy.

  35. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chillout time

  36. calli

    Thanks, cohenite. Bookmarked.

    I’m filling the quiver for a couple of week’s time – a weekend away with rampant alarmists.

    I will try to stay safe.

  37. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7909641/KFC-ad-busty-woman-adjusting-cleavage-slammed-sexist-tacky.html

    Health warning – contains sexist and tacky stereotypes, but the young lady concerned does have rather a nice pair…

  38. Dr Faustus

    Cardimona
    #3297954, posted on January 21, 2020 at 10:17 am

    First up: the Bulletin editor has missed the point that power prices are “crippling families, farmers and businesses” but even so, the price pressure from the “glut of renewable energy projects” is up because (apparently) they are losing money selling into the cripplingly expensive market – and they aren’t going to do that long term.

    So, he/she needs to explain why more of the same is going to make economic sense. And then point to the technology gains supposedly lurking just over the horizon that are going to change this situation – otherwise “by the time that happens the price of solar, wind, and battery storage would be much cheaper and reliable” is simply a high-school debating club response.

    Second up: the German nuclear experience is a furphy. After unification, the German government briskly shut down/abandoned the Soviet era nukes in East Germany for post-Chernobyl safety reasons. Off the back of this, the Greens agitated to shut down the remaining German nuclear generators – on the grounds that they were no safer (also couldn’t sustain a Marxian dialectic on capitalist vs communist technology).

    Gerhard Shroeder came into power in 1998 in coalition with the Greens and promptly announced the policy of shutting down the nuclear industry by 2022 – backing that up with renewables. The first nuke was shuttered in 2002 – and then the policy flipped and flopped (as 20-years-into-the-future policies do), until Angela Merkel felt obliged to ‘do something’ after Fukushima and announced the 2011 closures.

    None of this was done on economic grounds relating to the cost of energy.

    The German generating mix shows this in action.. Note that this is installed capacity, not output.

    So, by the end of 2019, Germany had 122 GW of installed renewables out of a national fleet of 210 GW installed – that is 58% of the mix. A large proportion of this ‘investment’ in wind and solar was financed by various taxes and levies included in the German electricity price.

    In 2019 German public generators sent out 515 TWh of electricity – 238 TWh being from renewables. Given that renewables operate on a priority dispatch in Germany, load swings are taken up by gas/coal – while renewables generate their little hearts out. Thus, given 8,760 hours were available in 2019, 238 TWh sent out means the 122GW renewable fleet operated at 22% efficiency.

    So, in the wash-up, Germany now has a tweety nuclear industry, is using its black/brown coal stations inefficiently as mid-merit and swing producers, is hostage to Russia for gas supplies, and is strategically locked into expensive and inefficient renewable technologies that cost a fortune to run. See below.

  39. Dr Faustus

    Cardimona
    #3297954, posted on January 21, 2020 at 10:17 am

    The attached charts show the comparative cost of electricity amongst EU countries.
    Germany is the most expensive E310/MWh+ domestic, and third most expensive E150/MWh for blended industrial customers. It is useful to compare the prices with mainly nuclear France (E180/MWh and E100/MWh).

    Also useful to look at the price structure. German electricity comes to domestic customers with eye-watering network charges and taxes. The taxes are primarily transfers of the Government capital cost subsidies of wind/solar projects – and properly should be included as costs of sent out power. (The tax/price chart is 2017 vintage, but the 2020 DE price structure is the same.)

    Hopefully you can help Townsville avoid the same consequences.

  40. feelthebern

    Hopefully we will see Q&A make this virus outbreak in China Australia’s problem.
    Just like they tried to do with the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

  41. feelthebern

    Does anyone remember that episode?
    The Green on the panel said Australia needed to take the lead.

  42. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha at 1:49 pm:

    ” Ken Wyatt calls for change … indigenous childrens’ deaths from suicide
    … the Minister for Indigenous Australians says the country needs to tackle “intergenerational trauma, poverty, barriers to education and employment” to work towards stopping the deaths.”

    Nah, the country has shoveled out billions in my lifetime for no return. The big tough talkers among the abos themselves need to do something about the fathers and the uncles raping their own. It would be a start if they had one of their own high up in the abos department who will act decisively and unilaterally … oh … wait …

    … concern about the small town of Balgo, which has a population of just 350, yet there were three suicides of Aboriginal teenage girls there in three months last year.

    Why the surprise? More than a decade ago District Court Judge Susan Bradley was dismissing charges of rape in Aurukun time and time again, sending the teenage rapists back home, then sending the barely teenage victims back home too, on the very next plane. It was the girls’ fault, she reckoned.

    “The rates of suicide in our indigenous communities don’t always receive the level of public attention they should,” Mr Wyatt said … .

    Big brave noble savage Goode-sook has never said anything in public about young abos being savaged by their fathers. He knew how to contact the media when he was being picked on, surely he could bring them in to help now. Surely.

    Pearson? Langton? the sheila in the big hat? Murandoo-nothing Yanner? The Black Prince, who stumbles about the stage drunk, sings “Treaty” in that indecipherable mumble, then goes home to beat one of his several wives – only to be let off by the magistrate because busted ribs for them is cultural? How many orders of Australia/Australian of the Year have been given to that mongrel breed?

    Do they routinely stride in with a club and belt the daylights out of the savages for what they do? Their primitive brother savages?

    “We need … understanding the issues … work together … reach out … those in need” said Wyatt,

    … “by easing ourselves out of these comfortable Canberra chairs, by reaching out to that fine parliament house dining room buffet and by selecting something delicious to satisfy our need (burp, grunt)” Wyatt said.

    “Sadly, indigenous Australians die from intentional self-harm at almost two times the rate than other Australians.”

    White men are to blame.

    Wyatt is typically useless – fat, lazy, dim, devious, gutless – bloody useless.

  43. Whalehunt fun

    She’ll never see the land mine before she steps on it.

    There’s a tunnel in a French speaking city with her name on a post. I suggest we all post wreaths to Quebec tomorrow in memory of her passing in a couple weeks time.

  44. struth

    From man years in tourism with internationals.

    White Australians are the least racist people on earth but taxpayer funded leftist groups have been screaming racism so long in this country, there now is no doubt in many internationals minds, that we are indeed racist.
    The ones screaming about it are the actual racists and they are the minority.

    Internationals are a lot easier to explain the real situation regarding aboriginal Australia, where a tour guide would dare not open his mouth in front of an Australian, who are all experts at everything.

    Internationals often feel lost sitting around campfires with Aussies and trying to have an intellectual conversation.
    The intense Jealousy Australians hold for the US is childish and embarrassing amongst mixed nation groups.
    Australia has a lot more F.I.T’s now and they seem lost, bored and confused, because you can’t go anywhere, do anything unless you are a foody and a wino.
    These are the boring ‘tourist attractions” the beaucrazies approve.
    Oh, and fu…ing da spas and the like.

    It’s now way too expensive, and multicultural actually means there is no culture to observe.
    Besides the multiculti diluting an Australian culture that might have sold heaps [paul Hogan] A larrikin yet still a gentleman underneath, we have government actively outlawing many of Australia’s great cultural past, like stirring the shit out of each other yet being friends through actions.

    The speed limits drive them nuts, and sends them to sleep on long drives, as it’s too slow.

    They don’t mind a little bit of abo bullshit but having it rammed down their throat everywhere shits them off.
    They are made to feel guilt and as if the need to walk on eggshells etc.

    The offense I have seen internationals take at having to show ID [not for age reasons] just to buy grog in the Territory, while Australians meekly accept it, again is embarrassing to say the least.
    Australia’s shop assistants consider serving you doing you a favour.
    Australia is getting dirtier by the day, recently even Hungry Jacks in Alice was closed down due to filth.

    It’s tired and tourists notice it.
    Faded road signs on tourist routes, roads being reclaimed by vegetation, pubs so regulated there is no fun to be had, etc etc.

    We’re done.
    It’s over.

    They’re off to see actual wildlife in Africa, real scenery and maybe even take risks, [have experiences, real experiences] in a place, amongst cultures, without soul destroying nanny statism

  45. Old School Conservative

    Liberal Federal MP Dave Sharma has called for Australia to act with a “higher level of ambition” to combat climate change.

    Proof positive of his Green credentials.
    Shame he’s a LNP parliamentarian.

  46. feelthebern

    Until the greatest AOTY, Adam Goodes, says Australia is no longer racist, we will remain so.

  47. Infidel Tiger:

    We need to ban all flights from China.
    I spent 2 hours stuck in customs yesterday because they were screening every passenger for Coronavirus and for swine flu.
    Those Chicom pricks are the worst.

    Coronavirus is as good an excuse as any. But how cool are those IR cameras?

  48. feelthebern

    Oh goodie, I can’t wait for the AOTY to be announced.
    Always such a unifying choice.

  49. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    First man in Australia monitored for coronavirus, authorities confirm
    Queensland health authorities have confirmed a man is being tested for coronavirus in Brisbane.

  50. feelthebern

    Authorities confirm…

  51. Infidel Tiger

    400 million Chinese are set for travel in the week ahead. This seems to be a lot more serious than SARS.

    Ina righteous world, all Chinese travel would be banned.

    For starters they can’t perambulate properly. They are hopeless at it.

    Then we have the fact they are diseased.

    Frankly the perambulation issues are more worrisome.

  52. struth

    Add that half of the bloody invasion of grey Nomads everywhere don’t know how to dig a hole to have a crap has made our parking bays putrid shitholes……….literally.

    But I think one of the main issues Australians have is they somehow think we are the only country with bushland or beaches, and that should be all you need………………………….

    They have neutralised themselves.

    It’s got to now be one of the most boring and over regulated, frustrating places a tourist could come to.

  53. Mark A

    Australia has a lot more F.I.T’s now

    Sorry struth, what’s an F.I.T ?

  54. Mark from Melbourne

    Overland : Not sure if omitting facts is contrary to the nature of a sworn statement!

  55. struth

    Free Independent Travellers.
    ….self drive.
    Tourist industry babble, sorry.

  56. feelthebern

    A few Chinese punters get the sniffles & everyone loses their minds.
    What’s new?
    Carry on.

  57. Salvatore, Iron Publican:

    #3298110, posted on January 21, 2020 at 12:51 pm
    … on TV in graphic slow motion while you are eating dinner, etc etc

    People watch TV while having dinner?
    What happened to dinner as a scenario for discussion of the days events?

  58. JB of Sydney/Shanghai

    Struth, I agree with what you what you say about racism in Australia. I married into a Chinese family many years ago. Mrs JB has never encountered any racism as such, neither have any of the family. No one sits around the dinner table whinging and moaning about the racism they have suffered during the last few days, or years. Probably because they tend to be normal, hard working people, just getting on with life and enjoying it. The “victim culture” seems to be encouraged by Australians keen to show their skill at virtue signalling.

  59. feelthebern

    The map that the FTA networks will use this evening to show the spread of the Chinese pandemic.

  60. struth

    Believe me, as you would all be well aware……………………………I could go on about this subject. [and many others, he , he] however the Price of flights here was the general bullshit excuse used, the exchange rate, blah blah.
    Like the weather and BOM , the tourism Beauracrazies only take their figures from 2000, because comparing to the 1990’s and 1980’s, before they got too intrusive, would reveal much, and show just how healthy international tourism was [even with expensive flights and exchange rates] back then.
    It’s cheaper now to come to Australia, and quicker and easier.

  61. Tom

    Bern, did you go as far as joining the Chinese Communist Party or are you just one of its useful idiots Down Under?

  62. feelthebern

    Tom, I defer to Kent Brockman in times like this.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    A few Chinese punters get the sniffles & everyone loses their minds.
    What’s new?
    Carry on.

    Ask the Chinese swine population.

    Have you always been a member of the CCP?

  64. feelthebern

    The Cat over reacting to the Chinese sniffles.

  65. Tailgunner

    Stay at JC’s apartment.

    Sleep in his bed and wear his robe.

    That’s epic. C’mon, JC – I only need a couch in the library…No robes.
    And I’ll buy&cook the free ride eggs. I’m ok in the kitchen.

  66. feelthebern

    Where did you go IT?
    Bali ? aka North Perth.

  67. JC

    More on Tesla in Barrons annual Roundtable with prominent money managers.

    Anderson: I dislike the tones of certainty that people use about Tesla. You cannot be certain it is either worth $4,000 or that it is going bankrupt. You should have different scenarios. Frankly, they are getting on very well. This whole notion that you should compare [the company] by numbers of cars to market value seems extraordinarily odd. We own Ferrari. It’s a market cap of $30 billion on the base of less than 10,000 cars [a year].

    Mario Gabelli: You should make a movie: Tesla vs. Ferrari.

    Anderson: Absolutely, Mario. When we talked to [Tesla CEO] Elon Musk in 2013, he said there was a small but growing possibility that Tesla could become the largest company in the world. We try to see whether that small possibility is becoming greater or less of a possibility. They have met certain targets that are remarkable. First, they effectively got to equivalence: the Model 3 is no more expensive than an internal-combustion-engine car.

    Gabelli: The Model 3 with bells and whistles is $48,000 to $52,000.

    Anderson: The base price is…

    Gabelli: That’s $39,000. It’s really driven by the environmentally[-minded buyer]. Climate change is the driver.

    Anderson: They don’t need that. If you can get 15% to 20% improvements in batteries but also in the associated drive-train efficiency, the cost of the car can come down. In terms of the efficiency of the powertrain, none of the conventional companies are now where Tesla was even six years ago. Their leadership is increasing, rather than decreasing. If you put that together with an improving, though still not perfect, culture, this company is functioning in a way much superior to what it was two or three years ago. It’s easy to see a million cars a year; that is likely to generate $5 billion in free cash flow. I can construct [a scenario] where [the stock] can be worth $5,000, but you should just let the probabilities work through. Why are there so many people in this country who want America’s only hope of having a world-leading car company to fail? I don’t think there’s media balance on this company and that has put off lot of fund managers from owning it.
    How do you feel about Elon Musk as CEO?

    Anderson: What you want is his sense of inspiration. I think he may well step back, and that would be a good thing, not a bad thing.

    ‘sactly. Also, why are there so many people at the Cat who want it to fail, including former government bureaucrats/functionaries?

  68. People seriously play Love Really Hurts Without You at their weddings?

    Good lord peoples, learn the lyrics.

    You run around town
    With somebody else and you think that it’s groovy
    You’re giving it to some other guy
    Who gives you the eye
    You don’t give nothing to me

  69. Atoms for Peace

    Interesting that the reboot of Stephen King’s “The Stand” is due out this year.

  70. Mark from Melbourne

    Overland : I’m a lying liar who’s jest been caught out. I will deploy a lot of words to try to explain how I told OPI there were no leaks whilst I previously am now proven to have been worried about just those leaks. I will fail dismally.

  71. If you want electric cars, ideally then we’d have large scale and distributed small scale nuke by the bucket load.

  72. struth

    Bloody hell, I’ve had Chinese against Japs, Germans and Poms, French against everyone,,……..and so many citizens of so many countries proudly declare their bigotry and racism.
    Those bloody box heads, those Nips , I have had big Texans come up to me and say, God dam, your aboriginals are ugly. People flying into the rock and getting off the plane asking me what the hell I did wrong to have to live out here,…….A German lady blaming a coach load of Poms for killing her husband and brother in the war…………………………………and then bloody idiot Australians cower at being called racist when you never see it like that from them.
    They are morbidly, insanely horrified at being what others wear as a badge of pride.

  73. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Zulu Kilo Two Alpha at 1:49 pm:

    ” Ken Wyatt calls for change … indigenous childrens’ deaths from suicide
    … the Minister for Indigenous Australians says the country needs to tackle “intergenerational trauma, poverty, barriers to education and employment” to work towards stopping the deaths.”

    Nah, the country has shoveled out enough billions in my lifetime for no return. The big tough talkers among the ab os themselves need to do something about the fathers and the uncles roping their own. It would be a start if they had one of their own high up in the ab os department with the power to act decisively and unilaterally … oh … wait …

    “… concern about the small town of Balgo, which has a population of just 350, yet there were three suicides of Aboriginal teenage girls there in three months last year.”

    Why the surprise? More than a decade ago District Court Judge Susan Bradley was dismissing charges of rope in Aurukun time and time again, sending the teenage ropists back home, then sending the barely teenage victims back home too, on the very next plane. It was the girls’ fault, she reckoned.

    “The rates of suicide in our indigenous communities don’t always receive the level of public attention they should,” Mr Wyatt said … .

    Big brave noble savage Goode-sook has never said anything in public about young ab os being savaged by their fathers. He knew how to contact the media when he was being picked on, surely he could bring them in to help now. Surely.

    Pearson? Langton? the sheila in the big hat? Murandoo-nothing Yanner? The Black Prince, who stumbles about the stage drunk, sings “Treaty” in that indecipherable mumble, then goes home to beat one of his several wives – only to be let off by the magistrate because busted ribs for them is cultural? How many orders of Australia/Australian of the Year have been given to that mongrel breed?
    Do they routinely stride in with a club and belt the daylights out of the savages for what they do? Their primitive brother savages?

    “We need … understanding the issues … work together … reach out … those in need” said Wyatt,

    … “by easing ourselves out of these comfortable Canberra chairs, by reaching out to that fine parliament house dining room buffet and by selecting something delicious to satisfy our need (burp, grunt)” Wyatt said.

    “Sadly, indigenous Australians die from intentional self-harm at almost two times the rate than other Australians.”

    White men are to blame.

    Wyatt is typically useless – fat, lazy, dim, devious, gutless – bloody useless.

  74. feelthebern

    There you have it.
    This Chinese sniffle story is a savvy marketing ploy by Stephen King.

  75. Arky

    forget overland.
    The ditzy bird lawyer.
    Hot bitch alert.

  76. Infidel Tiger

    : the Model 3 is no more expensive than an internal-combustion-engine car.

    And it loses money on every car it sells.

    No other car manufacturer can do that and survive.

    Tesla is a ponzi built on zombie debt. Same as Uber.

  77. Arky

    Could have run a brush through her hair this morning though.

  78. Tailgunner

    chillout time
    I love it when Zippy gets off the dexies and has a few hot ones.
    😀😀

  79. feelthebern

    Arky, a 5 at best.

  80. People also play Time of Your Life at weddings too.

    Maybe clairvoyance is common.

  81. JC

    Frank

    Personally I couldn’t give a damn about electric cars and likely would never buy one. However, I see potential for the commuter class though who drive to and from work each day. Also, the average trip these days is around 30k per day globally. It’s obviously a different game for long trips.

    I just get a laugh at how many notional shorts reside at the Cat.

    The latest non-explanation is that Tesla is a ponzi scheme. This is the last resort for the ignorant…. Ponzi scheme… when all else fails.

  82. struth

    concern about the small town of Balgo,

    It’s not a town.
    Like the rest of them it’s a community…………………..completely different.
    I am noticing that more and more these activists like to call them towns is if the are all governed under the same regimes we are.

    Language is a weapon.

  83. Arky

    Lovely forehead.
    I like a nice forehead.
    Bit Gillardesque from behing.
    Also the speech impediment is either cute or annoying, depending on how long you have to listen.

  84. struth

    God these Australian songs are boring me.
    Back to it.

  85. feelthebern

    Teeth like a picket fence.

  86. Cassie of Sydney

    I actually despair….from The Telegraph

    “The MP for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, writing in the Wentworth Courier, said it was clear climate change had fuelled the “ferocity of this season’s bushfires” and said several lessons should be heeded from this summer’s “crisis

    “2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest year on record,” he said.

    “It is clear that the severity of the drought and the impact of global climate change have played a role in the ferocity of this season’s bushfires, and we need to learn some lessons — and make policy changes — accordingly.”

    He said the future is cleaner energy, adding that “technology is on our side here”.

    He added that the Government is committed to meeting and beating the target of reducing our emissions by 26-28 per cent by 2030.

    “However, given the state of the global climate, this transition needs to be happening at a faster rate,” he added.”

    I feel like turning up on Saturday morning and throwing eggs at both the climate protesters and at Sharma’s office.

  87. feelthebern

    She doesn’t have a speech impediment.
    She has major dental issues.
    I feel sorry for her.
    She’d have enough coin to get her teeth sorted.

  88. Tailgunner

    I’m in my spot on Swan St.
    Beautiful day, but no AO buzz in the air.
    Nike paid for a massive mural of that wheelchair dude hitting a backhand in my laneway.

    I might have to give the tennis ball a Joe Biden tag.
    And a MAGA hat on Wheels…

  89. Johno

    lso, why are there so many people at the Cat who want it to fail, including former government bureaucrats/functionaries?
    Most people who are opposed to Tesla are opposed mainly because it feeds into the “climate change,world gunna burn, virtue signalling mass of useless scum “who seem to have the ear of the media.

    When the energy storage problem is solved this vehicle will own the world because it was the first and it is a very cool looking item.

  90. Cassie of Sydney

    To my fellow Wentworthians here……will you join me in throwing eggs at the climate cultists and at Sharma’s office?

  91. Arky

    “Let’s prethume for the purpotheses of thef conversation”…

  92. feelthebern

    C’mon CoS.
    Adults don’t behave like that.

  93. Johno

    Other companies will eventually have a comparable product, but branding is everything and Musko has got the brand. And rockets.

  94. JC

    Artie

    The market is prepared to give Tesla room to play, just as it did with amazon and many others. Tesla is simply a bet on where you think things are going. It is NOT a ponzi scheme.

    Uber has problems because its app is easily applicable. Much different. I think Uber will win out though. Maybe. I’m a stockholder 🙂

  95. struth

    The reason they are boring is that SFA has come out of Australia lately.
    It’s what I call the Sweet Home Alabama syndrome.
    Great song.
    It really is, but if I never play it again it will be too soon.

    I change songs due to boredom.
    I have worked out a nice driving finger picking style for Harley and Rose with a droning E on a run down in e minor.
    Has brought the song to life again.
    more work to do.

  96. feelthebern

    Overland is devious at best.

  97. I thought Cassie was a prosecutor.

    Dayglow nibbers.

    Operation Mockingbird is real.

    Maybe even Operation Mind Crime too.

  98. Mother Lode

    Proof positive of his (Sharma’s) Green credentials.
    Shame he’s a LNP parliamentarian.

    Explains the ‘protest’.

    They knew it would take but a small nudge to get him to do what he was already disposed to do.

    By the same token no seas of people would be vast enough to make him act like a man.

  99. feelthebern

    So Overland can’t remember some shit (the stuff that shows him to be a crook).
    & he can remember other shit in detail (the stuff that covers his arse).
    How much was this fucker paid when he was top dog?
    Seems a tad dense.
    Or touched in the head.

  100. feelthebern

    Overland: I stayed at arms length.
    What a load of shite.

  101. It appears simple simone and tubo’lard have been exposed as fibbers.
    Does that imply that ALL of their subordinates have the same habit?
    Shirley, their subordinates would rush to the RC whenever a fib was told.

  102. feelthebern

    Overland drinking more water than Marco Rubio.

  103. Tailgunner

    You don’t give nothing to me

    No, Eliot, put the Beemer keys down!

  104. Arky

    I could watch this bird beat up Thimon all day.

  105. Play some lesser known Australian Crawl.

    Always the way.

    No promises by Icehouse.

    Out of the fire by Ian Moss.

    Matchbook is in fact a solid solo album, great guitar work using pop rock as a front to bring the instrument to the masses.

    I doubt these songs are overplayed like Holy Grail or Khe Sanh.

  106. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Just looking at a quick midwinter break in the Cook Islands. Always promised ourselves to return to Rarotonga when we briefly visited it as a side trip on the Paul Gauguin cruise we took around the Tahitian islands. Some of the packages look good but investigating them you have to ensure you get a decent type of room (not the lowest cost one in the place which the packages offer and maybe a different resort 4.5 stars not a crapped out 3.5 star one), that you recognize the date line on flight times and get early check in and late check outs as needed, that Jet Star is not you, that you don’t get landed into a resort full of screaming kids or drunken teens, that you are on the non-windy side of the island with a decent swathe of lagoon for snorkeling; and that you get a sea view. This is all info that Cats making plans might need to consider for any South Pacific venture. Might as well let Hairy do the travel agent thingo again, I think, after spending half an hour on the phone; but he says just get a package, make the changes you want, he’s sick of making bookings as he’s still finalizing our March cruise to Panama and the US.

    Not that I’m complaining of course. 🙂

    We will have a nice holiday regardless and if it is a package they sort out the dateline changes in your bookings, which is probably beyond me. Even Hairy once forgot about that in one of his bookings to the US. I didn’t tell him that the travel agent suggested we get the bus around the island. We’ll hire a car, I told her. We always do. Hairy won’t wait on bus-stops. We did the local bus thing on Malta in 2018 at my urging, saying my new friends on the plane had said it was the best thing to do there, and it was a nightmare. Never again. Local bus trips are for teenagers, not us these days.

  107. feelthebern

    How could that be outside the terms of reference of the RC?

  108. That’s what I mean Tails.

    Just read the actual lyrics before planning your wedding.

    Lucky Star by Madonna is about being shagged by an extremely built and ripped dude.

    Maybe on the honeymoon mix tape.

    Stick to your Bryan Adams fare. But not Run to You.

  109. feelthebern

    LOL.
    Unauthorised leaks.
    As opposed to authorised leaks.

  110. calli

    You need a corflute, Cassie. A big one.

    IT’S THE FUEL, FOOL!

    QUIT ARSON ABOUT. BACKBURN!

    FUEL LOAD DENIER!

  111. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I thought Cassie was a prosecutor.

    Cassie would make a most effective prosecutor. Straight to the point, no nonsense.

    She does have a soft side, but no criminal would ever get a glimpse of it.

  112. feelthebern

    LOAD DENIER!

    Phrasing?

  113. Eyrie

    FUEL LOAD DENIER!

    Good one, calli.

  114. An unauthorised leak is an embarrassing revelation.

    An authorised leak is a leak of any kind that leads to syndication and product licensing fees.

  115. Cassie of Sydney

    “FUEL LOAD DENIER!”

    Yes!

  116. Tailgunner

    Play some lesser known Australian Crawl.

    Phew
    That’s more like it Frankie.
    There’s lots of gold in the 80’s.

  117. feelthebern

    So what did Overland do?
    Get the coffees & make sure the printer had enough paper?

  118. Cassie of Sydney

    “calli
    #3298273, posted on January 21, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    Plus eggs.”

    I’ve got to throw some eggs….I’ll need a lot

  119. Top Ender

    That Judge Sarah Bradley?

    She graduated with a BA (1976) and an LLB (1978). She found little to be inspired by, except from teachers like Margaret White (now a judge of the Supreme Court) and Quentin Bryce, now retired as Governor General.

  120. Tailgunner

    LOAD DENIER!!
    Gets 5 thumbs up.
    In the agitprop wars, 2 words is better than three.

  121. Geriatric Mayfly

    coronavirus outbreak in China spreads through human contact, stoking epidemic fears
    China has form when it comes to cultivating pathogens. In rural parts, the close proximity of humans to animals, (esp. pigs and ducks) in insanitary conditions for both, always arouses suspicion as a source.

  122. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From JB of Sydney/Shanghai at 3:54 pm:

    “Struth, I agree with what you what you say about racism in Australia. I married into a Chinese family many years ago. Mrs JB has never encountered any racism as such, neither have any of the family. No one sits around the dinner table whinging and moaning about the racism they have suffered during the last few days, or years. Probably because they tend to be normal, hard working people, just getting on with life and enjoying it. The “victim culture” seems to be encouraged by Australians keen to show their skill at virtue signalling.”

    My wife is from South East Asia and racism is of no consequence in her family. All the SE Asian countries I have visited are much the same – the Vietnamese don’t like the Cambodians, the Cambodians hate the Thais, the Chinese are hated by everyone but they move about doing what they want to do and don’t give a rats – these places have for centuries been fiercely protective of their own countries and cultures, and being suspicious of their neighbours is just another arrow in their quiver. The Japanese are widely despised and American blacks are regarded as dirty savages – all going back to World War II and prior.

    Even within countries different groups are disdainful of others – describe it as you like, they regard prejudice as part of life, and good on them I say.

    Attitudes and practices here are demanded by dumb fools and bundles of sticks who have never been anywhere and who know nothing of the world.

  123. Tailgunner

    Make a decent sign on some white corflute.
    Get some muscle and a camera person and watch the fkn fireworks on Livestream.

  124. feelthebern

    Breaking news.
    The protest at the Sharma electoral office will be a topless protest.

  125. The fires must be out.

    I haven’t seen an Auslan interpreter in a few days.

  126. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai
    The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities.

    There are now more than 200 cases, mostly in Wuhan, though the respiratory illness has also been detected in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

    Three people have died. Japan, Thailand and South Korea have reported cases.

    The new strain of coronavirus, which causes a type of pneumonia, can pass from person to person, China confirmed.

    Respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan, who heads the health commission team investigating the virus, said 14 medical workers had caught it while treating patients, state media reported.

  127. Tailgunner

    An egg carton mortar couldn’t be THAT hard to make.?.
    I’m thinking of my Hawaiian sling rubbers,a little machine-edged tarp and some aluminium poles? The bloody handspear will work?
    Fire& Forget
    Find some cover for it within range.

  128. feelthebern

    The contempt VicPol & the AFP are showing the RC is breathtaking.

  129. Wind power kills the Australian night parrot

    Solar and batteries poison Chinese children and workers

    Ethanol subsidies turn the freakin’ frogs gay

  130. feelthebern

    The interference that’s being run for VicPol is clear to see.
    Overland will be on suicide watch tonight though.
    Gobbo’s lawyer continues first thing.

  131. Tailgunner

    AFL updates….
    The captain of Collingwood is in the pub sitting at a table& touching …
    A legit 4.
    Lol

  132. Arky

    Frogs have always been gay.
    Croissant punching beret wearers.

  133. struth

    Dot , I do a lot of Ian Moss and already do as you suggested.
    His style I tend to go for, octave runups, chord variance, fourths and seconds emphasised……………….it’s great stuff.

    I’ve actually got to limit myself with his stuff I do a fair bit of it.
    Just had fun with Bondi Cigars “howling at the moon” with my loop pedal.
    That’s in.
    I’ll probably start with that.

  134. Huck

    A legit 4.

    Clearly not his wife then. His wife is closer to 10 than 4.

  135. calli

    Do you really want yo see these two dills topless?

    Look out, Cassie! He’ll “lawyer” you if you play up.

    I wonder what lifestyle changes these two believers have made to save da planet?

  136. Arky

    Overland appears the best of a rotten lot.
    The other two lardos were infuriating.

  137. feelthebern

    Pendlebury?
    His missus is a solid 10.
    She’s been best on ground at the Brownlow for the last 10 years.

  138. Tailgunner

    AVI rolls with about three big Proud Boys these days.
    I might try and interview AVI for our channel.
    And the muscle.

  139. feelthebern

    I wonder what lifestyle changes these two believers have made to save da planet?

    Swinging will do that to you.
    Or the K-hole.

  140. Tailgunner

    Pendlebury?
    Yeah. It’s him,man.
    A family member? Sheesh, I’ll go back in for a cocktail and take a third look.

  141. jupes

    Do you really want yo see these two dills topless?

    I agree with those two dills.

    I want Sharma to advocate for an “evidence based climate policy”.

  142. Tailgunner

    Struth, bust out something by Limp Bizkit in the middle of your set.
    Just to mix things up.
    Or our guy, Kid Rock!

  143. struth

    I’ve got all sorts of weird shit going on here fom Pete Murray and powdefinger , to A little a of sunshine and wings of an Eagle [ Morris]……………………………lots of the kids haven’t heard that shit before.
    Apparently I play “bangers ” the kids like.
    Old songs they like.

    Sigh.
    Sort of like Uncle Arthur dancing in the lounge room saying have you seen this dance before kiddies, we call it the Madison.

  144. Robber Baron

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #3298287, posted on January 21, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Mick, I lived in SEA for nearly a decade, mainly in Vietnam and Thailand. Spot on in your comments. May I add that in Vietnam they also dislike the Indians because they are proven liars and never to be trusted.

    Africans are on the bottom of the heap. Totally despised.

  145. struth

    I’ve got all sorts of weird shit going on here fom Pete Murray and powdefinger , to A little a of sunshine and wings of an Eagle [ Morris]……………………………lots of the kids haven’t heard that shit before.
    Apparently I play “bangers ” the kids like.
    Old songs they like.

    Sigh.
    Sort of like Uncle Arthur dancing in the lounge room saying have you seen this dance before kiddies, we call it the Madison.

  146. Arky

    Best Australian bands for struth:


  147. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am busy up on the Northern Beaches on Saturday, Cassie.

    I have very poor aim anyway for throwing eggs. I’ve done my bit already, and more, talking sense to some of these green loons for hours on the hustings at the last election and Hairy and I have both written to Sharma. I do have two left-over large corflutes from the Aust Cons, the very good ones saying ‘Sick of Green Madness’? You can have those, cut off the bottom and they will still make a point. Stand there holding one rather than do the egg thing and get arrested. Or just tape them to his windows. Call me if you want them. I thought they were too good to throw away.

    Actually, anytime anyone wants to organize a proper bigger demo against green stupidity, quite a few of those particular corflutes are probably still around, and could be re-used with a bit of a chop on the bottom. A large number of people carrying them would make a public counter-point to Sharma or other wittering politicos who are too lazy to check the actual science.

  148. struth

    I’ve got all sorts of weird shit going on here fom Pete Murray and powdefinger , to A little a of sunshine and wings of an Eagle [ Morris]……………………………lots of the kids haven’t heard that shit before.
    Apparently I play “bangers ” the kids like.
    Old songs they like.

    Sigh.
    Sort of like Uncle Arthur dancing in the lounge room saying have you seen this dance before kiddies, we call it the Madison.

  149. Tailgunner

    Ethanol subsidies turn the freakin’ frogs gay

    Shut up,xunt, DPLRBL loves the green stuff.
    E85, ftw

  150. struth

    I’ve got all sorts of weird shit going on here fom Pete Murray and powderfinger , to A little ray of sunshine and wings of an Eagle [ Morris]……………………………lots of the kids haven’t heard that shit before.
    Apparently I play “bangers ” the kids like.

    Old songs they like.
    Sigh.
    Sort of like Uncle Arthur dancing in the lounge room saying, have you seen this dance before kiddies, we call it the Madison?

  151. It is probably cheaper to crack and oxidise petroleum spirit than to make cane and wheat trub based ethanol.

    Bring that up for me Bruce.

  152. struth

    I’ve got all sorts of weird shit going on here fom Pete Murray and powdefinger , to A little a of sunshine and wings of an Eagle [ Morris]……………………………lots of the kids haven’t heard that shit before.
    Apparently I play “bangers ” the kids like.

    Old songs they like.
    Sigh.
    Sort of like Uncle Arthur dancing in the lounge room saying have you seen this dance before kiddies, we call it the Madison.

  153. Tailgunner

    Actually, anytime anyone wants to organize a proper bigger demo against green stupidity, quite a few of those particular corflutes are probably still around, and could be re-used with a bit of a chop on the bottom
    Yip.
    The revolution approves this message

  154. Tailgunner

    8-¹0% power gain. Just running dragon energy.
    Cheap pow,yo

  155. Tailgunner

    There’s some fine ass rolling in Swan St now,tho

  156. struth

    I’ve got all sorts of weird shit going on here fom Pete Murray and powdefinger , to A little ray of sunshine and wings of an Eagle [ Morris]……………………………lots of the kids haven’t heard that shit before.
    Apparently I play “bangers ” the kids like.

    Old songs they like.
    Sigh.
    Sort of like Uncle Arthur dancing in the lounge room saying have you seen this dance before kiddies, we call it the Madison.

  157. Tailgunner

    Yoga starts in 10
    😎

  158. struth

    I’ve got all sorts of weird shit going on here fom Pete Murray and powdefinger , to Axium, A little ray of sunshine and wings of an Eagle [ Morris]……………………………lots of the kids haven’t heard that shit before.
    Apparently I play “bangers ” the kids like.

    Old songs they like.
    Sigh.
    Sort of like Uncle Arthur dancing in the lounge room saying have you seen this dance before kiddies, we call it the Madison.

  159. feelthebern

    4 out of 1.4billion,
    Stone the crows.

  160. struth

    I’ve got all sorts of weird shit going on here fom Pete Murray and powdefinger , to A little ray of sunshine and wings of an Eagle [ Morris]……………………………lots of the kids haven’t heard that shit before.
    Apparently I play “bangers ” the kids like.

    Old songs they like.
    Sigh.
    Sort of like Uncle Arthur dancing in the lounge room saying have you seen this dance before kiddies, we call it the Madison.

  161. liliana

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #3298287, posted on January 21, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Yep – what you say is so true. It’s just part of life.

    Same in PNG and the Pacific Islands. Ask someone in Bougainville what they think of people from the Sepik region. Its right down to the tribal level. In fact I have encountered “racism” almost everywhere. It’s completely normal to be suspicious of outsiders and prefer people with whom you share culture, history etc Personally I think it is probably an evolutionary trait.

    The left cry of racism is just a ploy to force us to morph into a monoculture which hates the west but is happy to be funded by the wealth built by centuries of western culture.

  162. Tailgunner

    Alright, calm down,Pie fans, it’s not him.
    But a guy that bloody looks like him…on a date..with a 4?
    Online dating is ded,m8s

  163. Tailgunner

    They just left together. Dude looked beat.
    But he was following her.

  164. feelthebern

    In preparation for the media over reaction to the Chinese sniffles, I plan to watch World War Z, Outbreak & 28 Days Later.
    & if I get time, I Am Legend.

  165. cohenite

    Wyatt is typically useless – fat, lazy, dim, devious, gutless – bloody useless.

    Great possum suits though.

  166. Struth:
    I share your frustrations with the destruction of the Australian way of life.
    We have state forests overrun with pigs, bunnies, foxes, dogs, cats and greenies.
    But are we allowed to cull? Are the measures the state governments taking to keep the ferals working?
    No they are not. But the efforts they are making is just enough for them to tick the box that says Problems Being Addressed. They have no intention of dealing with these issues because they fail to see them as issues. When one looks at the entire governmental problem of Australia using the Yes Minister Spectacles, the problem is clear: The bureaucracies are in charge and the Houses of Parliament are the tool they use to keep in power. The political parties may change, but the policies – except at the margins – never do.
    No one voted for the major social policies of unfettered immigration by whatever means, no one voted for the acceptance of Green policies currently decimating our countryside and wildlife, no one voted for the emasculation of our Defence Forces and their ability to protect the nation.
    The citizens of Australia are here to shut up and allow the elitist cliques to continue to suck the guts out of the place.
    But the biggest mistake made was to import a culture of violent, ignorant savages from Africa and set them on our women.
    Rant over. (for the moment)

  167. Tailgunner

    Fkn, shut up, y’all know about my hot takes!
    😃😃
    My fledgling AFL updates site is having tech problems apparently.
    Monty- should I go with Phantasy updates instead?

  168. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Flanneries approaching from the west – the radar shows them (including significant rain event event event red and yellow colouring) over Canungra right now. I do hope it cranks up as it heads for the Broadwater because I so want to say “super cell, unprecedented” publicly for the first time in my life. How the authorities and the public last century truly understood what was happening without this fabulous progressive official hyperbole is a mystery.

    The Weather Bureau site sticks resolutely to its default mediocrity setting, with its most recent forecast publicised just before I took morning coffee, at sunrise – 0430.

  169. feelthebern

    The best thing that could happen to Australia a pandemic.
    It would wipe the city populations out.
    A good re-set.

  170. Tailgunner

    Bern, I love all those movies.
    Have you played Last of Us?
    I think I’m a prepper at heart. But I got no larder space in Oblast 45

  171. cohenite

    I feel like turning up on Saturday morning and throwing eggs at both the climate protesters and at Sharma’s office.

    Identify as a leftie (wear a save the whales t-shirt) and throw eggs at everyone. If you get arrested claim self-defence.

  172. feelthebern

    How the fuck did she qualify?

  173. feelthebern

    Gunner, I love watching Doomsday Preppers.
    One of the funniest shows on TV.

  174. Tailgunner

    That face,Ted.
    Perfect poster girl.
    Deplorables know what it means.
    And she’s ours.
    Straya

  175. feelthebern

    This prepper would last a matter of minutes.

  176. Tailgunner

    I’ll be firing up DPLRBL for a last ditch bid for freedom from the z drive in Dustyville.
    Fkn, I’m gonna have rob/take out the first jacked 4×4 I can,man.
    It’s too low. One z under the front…
    I’m DONE, mofo

  177. Tailgunner

    Fundraiser 4daKidz just rolled up.
    I sent him on his way when I mentioned Soros.
    I yelled after him to stop shilling for the satanists/slash/Clinton’s,dude!!

  178. lotocoti

    Flanneries approaching from the west

    Shouldn’t you be farewelling your loved ones.
    Or is that Higgins storm chasing bloke being a little overwrought?

  179. Tailgunner

    Bern, I love visiting some of the militia-style sites out there.
    CW2.
    I think I’m ruthless enough to take what I need.
    And smart enough to stick to the fkn rooftops!

  180. feelthebern

    This prepper didn’t go so well.

  181. feelthebern

    Way way back, when One Nation was first getting started, one of their candidates was a doomsday prepper.
    In one of his interviews he said he always stopped by a servo on his way home to top off his tank even if it was only for 2 or 3 bucks worth of fuel.
    He said that could be the difference between life & death.
    He lived in suburban Brisbane.

  182. Johno

    I just watched the podcast by Mark Dapin on the V war. He makes quite a lot of valid points. The contrast between his measured,historical observances and Sniffys hysterical rantings is, well hysterical.
    I really can’t understand why a 72 year old person(not a man) can continually rant on about events which he refused to engage in 50 years ago.
    My main sadness about the V war is how the young men have become so old since then. They seem to have taken on the mantle of victim hood. This is, of course , driven by media, I see old men who stood upright now mouthing strange goobly gook sentences right out of Psych 101. The path to the Gold card has been embraced.
    My best Battalion is having a reunion soon,february, I am not going. I have received phone calls from friends asking why I won’t be attending after I explained my reasons a compromise has been reached. In February 4 of my mates from that era will join me in sunny, downtown Murrumbateman for drinks,steaks ,conviviality and real remembrance.
    Rant off.

  183. Mark from Melbourne

    When the energy storage problem is solved…

    Yup. Get back to me then.

  184. Johno

    Oh, and f**k you Sniffy.

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Mark from Melbourne
    #3298203, posted on January 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm
    Overland : Not sure if omitting facts is contrary to the nature of a sworn statement!

    Ah, yeah, but nah, Simon.
    The swearing of a statement is along the lines of a court oath … the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
    The term “the whole truth” means nothing relevant is omitted.
    I didn’t get to see the Simon Shitshow today.
    Has the Christmas pudding improved his powers of recall?

  186. feelthebern

    Has the Christmas pudding improved his powers of recall?

    No.
    It’s gotten worse.

  187. Feelthebern:

    In one of his interviews he said he always stopped by a servo on his way home to top off his tank even if it was only for 2 or 3 bucks worth of fuel.
    He said that could be the difference between life & death.
    He lived in suburban Brisbane.

    Quite a valid point. One thing that will save you is living in a town a fuel tank greater than the distance to the next big town.
    Of course, you could always keep a couple of Jerry cans of fuel at home, but that takes a level of commitment that most Australians won’t keep up with. If everyone in Australia were to do this, the amount of empties would in, one month, be greater than 60%.
    People will use the money to buy a couple of packs of smokes instead.
    Self select for failure.

  188. calli

    Also, what’s with the “Quiet Australians Stand Up” title?

    They’re the geriatric wing of XR.

    Hardly “quiet”.

    Wretched Decepticons.

  189. When the energy storage problem is solved…

    Convert whatever to coal and store it underground, to be mined when you need it.

  190. vlad

    MatrixTransform
    #3298173, posted on January 21, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    The bigger concern is what numbers captured when he tricked Cats to clicking on a link back to his website.

    IP addresses

    Don’t go online without a VPN running. It’s as essential as antivirus software.

  191. egg_

    Neuen fredden ober zer ——>

  192. Johno

    I really don’t know how long the different batteries have been around for. One day a person will have a penicillen moment and the the world will say.”well of course,everyone knows that” And Tesla will be the cool bastard with the branding. when you have a brand you make the rules.

  193. cohenite

    Credlin: Bosses fear of global warming rising. FMD.

  194. MatrixTransform

    why are there so many people at the Cat who want it to fail

    I do like watching the footage of them burning

  195. vlad

    Rolodex “constitiutional law expert” Anne Twomey is back:

    Bridget McKenzie didn’t have legal power over sports grants, law expert Anne Twomey says.
    ————————-

    Someone should ask her if that means Commonwealth arts funding is also therefore illegal.

    Live on the ABC, please.

  196. Tailgunner

    Smoking a spliff..
    The cute 16 y/O girls walk by giggling &checking…
    Hehe
    Good times.
    And,yes,I’m wearing a MAGA hat.

  197. Helen

    Ken Wyatt is concerned about indigenous kids suiciding. Id like to see the figures kids on community cf indigenous kids not on community suiciding.

    Instead of cf white kids, like they I assume they doing here, as they have so many times before in other comparisons.

    Ken Wyatt thinks indigenous people should have a voice in parliament above and beyond what the res tof us have, a voice that can influence if not even decide government course. Yet indigenous cant even run their own communities. Small councils were merged to make mega councils because small going broke, now mega going broke.

    Unless Ken Wyatt is thinking the voice should come form those who aren’t on community, who are more ‘mainstream’ with token consultation and respect shown to elders back on community, of course.

    If so, hypocrite. You cant cherry pick which part you look at, consult, hold up for evidence and which part you hide. I am sick of the whole community being held to ransom because without them, there is no longer a lever to pull when more more more is required. with out them, there would be so much less misery, suicide, desperation. Without them, these kids might have a chance, instead of being sacrificed on the perpetual gravy train model of funding. They are being held captive, enslaved to keep the cycle going.

    Shut them down. Move to town. It would be painful in the short term, for all, but in the long term the only path out of misery so many endure under the present model.

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