Open Forum: January 25, 2020

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  1. Armadillo

    Is the Model A going yet?

  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Welcome to Australia’s premier Chinese affairs blog.

    From vice.com:

    ‘Meixin Red Win Town theme park in Chonquing, China ushered in the Chinese New Year in a very unusual, very problematic way by tying up and throwing a pig off a 68-metre high bungee jumping platform.

    “A pig that has bungee jumped can die with no regrets’, a spectator said.’
    Animal rights people had their concerns allayed, as the pig was wearing a blue cape at the time.

  3. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    Top ten is good, seventh perhaps?

  4. Farmer Gez

    Currently in Munnar Kerala, 1500 metres up in the tea plantations.
    They’ve planted eucalyptus trees everywhere for fuel and they use Silky Oaks in the tea terraces as a tap root plant to help the tea access the water table.
    Apart from the tea and shithouse music, I may as well be in Australia. I warned the locals that gums are bastard plants and will take over.
    It’s too moist and cool up here for fire danger which is lucky as the gums grow like buggery in the mild wet climate.
    The highest temp ever here was thirty degrees and it never gets much below fourteen.

  5. struth

    Ooh, Puck me, I not feely well.
    Oooh, me not rike all dat western food, it not give me , wotusay, hard…….on.
    Me rike to eat da snake, drink da blood or my 3 inch Asian cock no point to roof, just watch me tie shoes.

  6. Mitch M.

    This is so weird. I don’t know if it is functional or simply something that happens.

    A new blood component revealed

  7. mh

    Scientists debate whether Wuhan coronavirus came from bats or snakes amid joint US-China effort to develop vaccine

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3047512/chinese-and-us-scientists-join-forces-develop-vaccine-deadly-new

    Here’s an idea. Stop eating bats and snakes.

  8. Mark A

    Here’s an idea. Stop eating bats and snakes.

    Too simple.

  9. EvilElvis

    Oh, it’s the Australian open! Hard to tell with all the foreign commentators and court announcers. And what’s this bloke at the end spruiking Jim’s Couriers? Should have stuck to mowing.

  10. Tom

    When it’s not Trump Derangement, David Rowe is fantasising about fat blokes. Ewww.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In the Top Thirty?

    Sneezin’ and up. Going back to bed.

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Branco and Garrison are my choice today for US politics. Workmanlike, but not great.

    Plus Varvel and Cross, for another sort of politics. I am a sucker for cute babies.

  13. PeterM

    I think the left leg is about to show itself as well

  14. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This is so weird. I don’t know if it is functional or simply something that happens.

    A new blood component revealed

    there has to be a way the epigenome communicates amongst the cells

  15. stackja

    How IoT betrays us: Today, Sonos speakers. Tomorrow, Alexa and electric cars?

    The same can be said for significant infrastructure control systems such as the main computer in an electric car like Tesla. Old gasoline cars have expected lifetimes of as much as 10 or even 20 years if properly maintained. Can we honestly say with a straight face that we hope Tesla will support a Model 3 manufactured in 2019 will be supported by their parts and maintenance network in 2029? Let alone 2039?

  16. Arky

    This outbreak is going global rapidly.
    Wonder if the West has the industrial capacity to manufacture the test kits hospitals require to diagnose?
    Or will we have to wait behind chinese requirements for the test kits?
    We may have immediate and painful demonstration as to why autarky is required when all your industrial capacity is moving to a totalitarian communist jurisdiction.

  17. Arky

    Given the incubation period, the Chinese new year, the chinese diaspora right across the globe, the origin in a transport hub and the slow response from western governments, we have to assume the thing is already wild throughout the globe.

  18. Zatara

    The Committee to Defend the President—one of America’s largest pro-Trump super PACs—is running a new billboard in New York City, criticizing Democratic candidate Joe Biden over the Ukraine scandal.

    The billboard, located in Times Square, is two-sided and both sides will feature the video of Biden admitting to withholding aid to Ukraine until its government fired the prosecutor investigating his son, Hunter.



    Someone knows how to get their message out!

  19. MarcH

    Season 2 of… it’s our ABC. Looking to make a pilot episode. Anyone with deep pockets?

    http://abcnewswatch.blogspot.com/2020/01/its-our-abc-series-2.html

    Episode 1 WRONG TRUMPET
    Frustrated that no media outlet has ever found proof that US President Donald Trump is corrupt, ABC’s investigative news unit decide to send a reporter in undercover to get the dirt they know exists. Following facial reconstructive surgery ABC’s US correspondent Donor Cuffy changes his name to Fart Vanderlay and is accepted into the White House Internship Program gaining access to Trump’s offices. We follow “Fart” as he makes new connections and gets closer to locating the evidence he and the ABC know exists.
    Looking over the outdated computer he has been assigned Cuffy discovers some suspicious video files buried deep on the hard drive and immediately reports on twitter that he has found something that might be worthwhile. ABC news staff are so confident it’s the dirt they are looking for and without further checking the files they decide to interrupt an episode of Four Corners and cast Cuffy’s report live to air. In exultant tones ABC veteran Sarah Ferguson describes the situation. “We interrupt this important Four Corners Report on the abuse of Lobsters in South Australia to bring breaking news about US President Donald Trump. For the past 6 weeks our US correspondent Donor Cuffy has been secretly working in the Whitehouse and just now he has found damning evidence of the President’s culpability. Donor play the tapes.” On screen a blue cloth passes in front of the camera and some seconds later the words “Ohh Monica” are distinctly heard. The screen suddenly goes black, and a blank faced Sarah Ferguson states, “We are now taking you back now to our programmed report. Fatima el Baksheesh-Namatjira investigates animal abuse in our crustacean fisheries”.
    Trump is so impressed with the report Fart Vanderlay is offered a permanent job on the White House media staff.

  20. Bruce of Newcastle

    Old gasoline cars have expected lifetimes of as much as 10 or even 20 years if properly maintained.

    ICE cars are also getting better and better. Reasonable expectation of 30 years would be more accurate I think. I gave away my old one aged 23 and saw it again a month later being driven by a young guy. It was a good car – the only reason I gave it away is it needed tyres, rego and insurance, so I spent that money on the next one instead.

  21. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    chicoms have lost control of the virus

    no new fatality figures and the only number I can find is 8500 under “observation”

  22. Zatara

    chicoms have lost control of the virus

    And the World Health Organization still refuses to announce a public health emergency over it.

    But they did for globall warming.

  23. calli

    But they did for glowball warming

    Thoughts about distraction squirrels from CS Lewis:

    The use of Fashions in thought is to distract the attention of men from their real dangers. We [demons] direct the fashionable outcry of each generation against those vices of which it is least in danger, and fix its approval on the virtue nearest the vice which we are trying to make endemic. The game is to have them all running about with fire extinguishers whenever there is a flood, and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly gunwale under.
    This we make it fashionable to expose the dangers of Enthusiasm at the very moment when they are all really becoming worldly and lukewarm. A century later, when we are really making them all Byronic and drunk with emotion, the fashionable outcry is directed against the dangers of the “mere understanding”. Cruel ages are put on their guard against Sentimentality, feckless and idle ones against Respectability, lecherous ones against Puritanism: and whenever all men are really hastening to be slaves or tyrants, we make Liberalism the prime bogey.

    Thing is, it works.

    We appear to be blind to real threats while chasing after chimeras.

  24. calli

    That was from The Screwtape Letters. Advice from an old Tempter to his young nephew.

  25. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The recent graduate says she’s got friends who have been scanned and diagnosed with positive symptoms.

    “But the hospital sent them home, because there’s not enough room.”

  26. Robber Baron

    chicoms have lost control of the virus

    A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. J Stalin

    I’m looking forward to reading doctored chicom statistics.

  27. struth

    Good moaning.
    I have a good car and I drive an old ford ute around.
    Good for dogs and tools etc.
    It’s 20 years old.
    But it’s immaculate and doesn’t use a drop of oil, water or anything.
    Air con cruise control five speed manual ….electric windows tinted windows blah blah…
    And it doesn’t tell me off if I don’t put on the seat belt immediately.
    Has over 300 000 on clock.
    Too handy to sell and I’ve had it since near new.
    Should get around 700 000 out of it.
    Change oil when it gets dark around 20 000
    Cost is a z9 and five litres oil.

  28. calli

    The faces of a tragedy.

    Families are on their way to retrieve them.

  29. struth

    Has Australia made any gestures to USA and families regards honouring the dead firefighters?

  30. stackja

    Merkel says she wants to talk to skeptics. We’ll believe it when we see it

    The US people elected a skeptic, and he and Saint Greta have stolen her limelight:

    The first two days of the annual Davos gathering were dominated by the back-and-forth between the 73-year-old former businessman Trump and 17-year-old campaigner Greta Thunberg, with corporate leaders caught in the middle, concerned that as well as words, there was a need for concrete decisions.

    Jo Nova

  31. Shy Ted

    I don’t know what these lefty councils are getting their knickers in a knot about with the Citizenship Ceremonies Code other than that’s what they do. It’s innocuous and IMHO a sell-out. I was particularly looking for the rules about face coverings but in true cowardly fashion there is this strange paragraph –
    A form of photographic identification is preferred for each person aged 16 and over, which will allow facial comparison between the person and their identification. A driver’s licence, passport or other official document with a photograph is acceptable. For candidates who cannot produce any form of photographic identification, at least three documents bearing their name, address and signature, for example, bank statements, credit cards or bills are required.
    And then there’s the dress code
    Dress Code
    The attire of attendees at Citizenship Ceremonies should reflect the significance of the occasion.
    A Dress Code is to be set by individual councils.
    Councils must provide a current copy of their Dress Code to the Department of Home Affairs.

    The rest is a lesson in bureaucratese – hire the local Bruce Pascoe, release lots of carbon pollution with a smoking ceremony, ignore the Western, Christian influence, no need to sing the second verse of the National anthem.
    Almost forgot the seating plan – This report has a Linking Group section which can be used to identify groups or families who are having Australian citizenship conferred upon them and who wish to attend the same ceremony. This can be used to arrange seating so that the conferees remain with their group/family.
    Can’t have shootouts or machete attacks at ceremonies.

  32. stackja

    ABC says Arson = 1%. NSW police say 42% of fires are man-made. 9% are “natural”. Rest unknown. (So far)
    It’s an arson epidemic
    Holy Smoke Batman! An astonishing 12,000 fires have started in New South Wales since August. The police have investigated 1700 so far. Of those, fully 42% are described as “deliberately lit” which includes both intentional and accidental and at the moment police refuse to put a number on how many are truly arson, as opposed to people deliberately lighting a campfire which ran amok. Only 156 fires of the total investigated, or 9%, were caused naturally (presumably that means by lightning).

    Another 745 fires of the 1700 are not yet determined. There seems plenty of scope to increase the number of man-made fires but I would assume the extent of lightning strikes are already known.

    Jo Nova

  33. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just in case you ever thought Lefties were charming people.
    I hope decent people who lean left can escape from this insane hatred.

  34. Arky

    Locust plagues across Africa.
    Armadillo bat AIDS from china.
    Impeachment.
    Raining mud.
    Bush fires.
    The four horse faces of the apocalypse (adern, camilla, julie bishop and pelosi)
    It is the end of times. Repent and prepare yourselves for eternity.

  35. Candy

    The deaths of the three Americans seems to be mostly ignored and not even recognised by Gladys B and the PM, unless I have missed something.

  36. cohenite

    Old gasoline cars have expected lifetimes of as much as 10 or even 20 years if properly maintained.

    Most get better with age, Corollas for instance and this.

  37. stackja

    Tributes flow for trio of US ex-military flying aces

    Janet Fife-Yeomans, Mitchell Van Homrigh and Adella Beaini, The Daily Telegraph
    Subscriber only

    January 25, 2020 6:26am

    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a state memorial on February 23 to honour all those who had died this fire season, including the three Rural Fire Service volunteers and the American crew.

  38. Candy

    Thanks stackja. Terrible tragedy.

  39. Shy Ted

    Mark A a#3301473, posted on January 24, 2020 at 11:44 pm
    I have to say, there are disturbing changes in the behavior of some posters here, I noticed over the years. Aging?

    Big money prizes if anybody can name or number someone whose postings haven’t changed.

  40. hzhousewife

    Has Australia made any gestures to USA and families regards honouring the dead firefighters?

    I’m sure we will in due course. Very sad.

  41. Diogenes

    The deaths of the three Americans seems to be mostly ignored and not even recognised by Gladys B and the PM, unless I have missed something.

    There was also a report on NBN that Payne phoned Pompeo to officially express condolonces

  42. Arky

    I think I know what annoys me about modern sport.
    There is just way too much of it.
    In the olden days an important game, an international or a competition final, came around rarely, and thus, making a bit of a fuss was warranted.
    But now, it is all day every day. Seriously, who gives a shit?
    I remember as a kid in Dads car the soccer scores would come on: “Tottenham Arsenal nil all, Millwall, Wolverhampton, nil all ”… and on and on and on. In an hypnotic drone. So many games. So far away. So little to give a shit about.
    That now is all sport.

  43. Arky

    name or number someone whose postings haven’t changed.

    ..
    wang dang a bow wow.

  44. Entropy

    Love the Leak cartoon portrayal of the nationals leader. Whatshisname.
    What a complete non entity. And of course, his invisibility while Acting PM is why the Get ScoMo theme got traction.

  45. Big money prizes if anybody can name or number someone whose postings haven’t changed.

    I was incoherent when I started and will remain so.

  46. Vagabond

    I read the Age letters to the editor every day for amusement and to see what the most stupid and deluded members of (not my) community are extruding. Who can forget the letter a few years ago casting Carbon as the devil’s element because it has 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6 electrons (geddit?). Today they published a letter that raised the bar to olympian heights. They have truly reached peak madness. Further comment is superfluous. Here it is:

    Malcolm Turnbull has accused the Prime Minister of “misleading” Australians over climate change and the summer bushfire disaster (The Age, 24/1). It is tough to say but Mr Turnbull is the only genuine statesman we have in this country. He needs to be harnessed by progressive forces to lead us out of this pathetic political mess in which we find ourselves today.

    Moray Byrne, Edithvale

  47. cohenite

    Just in case you ever thought Lefties were charming people.

    Ghastly people, a smattering of them here. The issue is it reasonable to view what RoP does or is it just snuff porn.

    Since 9/11 there have been plenty of images of the results of RoP values: the falling man, the Australian isis bastard with his kids holding up heads and especially holding the head of a beautiful Kurdish lady by her blonde plaited pigtail.

    There is a tendency now for the authorities to ban such images. The apparent reason to prevent hostility towards RoP as in the Operation Hammerhead after Lindt and to stop copycats as in Ardern’s criminalising the video of the mosque attack.

    Is this reasonable? Does RoP get hidden away out of sight out of mind. The atrocities of RoP outside the West are not covered, it doesn’t exist, particularly RoP’s war on Christianity. Christianity is abhorred by the Western media which is almost entirely left wing. Alternatively any criticism of RoP is attacked by the left; Hanson’s wearing a burqa for instance. More recently there was a gerfuffle about RoP only swimming pools. Talkback stamped down on any suggestion such RoP pools were the thin edge of the wedge.

    There’s no doubt there is a suppression of criticism of RoP in the West. RoP, when it is covered is in anodyne positive tropes. The punters are bromided. There is little community concern, if you believe the media. When an apparent RoP event occurs such as Lindt, the Flinders Street rundowns, the shootings and stabbings out dribble the lies: mentally disturbed, lone wolf, drugs, nothing to see here. Things die down until the next. In the meantime halal, child brides, enclaving, attacks on Jooos and the fucking burqas continue apace.

    So does a stark, unedited presentation of pure RoP act to stir up the punters and remind us as to what RoP is; or is it just snuff porn and viewing it sick.

    The latest one of the black Christian minister and his wife being burnt was so banal; the boko bastards had no uniform; they looked the same as the minister and wife; she was in a floral dress, there was no sound, it was only about 4 minutes. RoP at work. We need to be reminded from time to time as we sit on our arses comfortable in the West.

  48. struth

    Give me a home among the Gum Trees
    High council rate fees
    A burnt Koala or two
    and clearing you can’t do

    A greenie on ya back
    while the bureaucrats attack
    sees ya pulling outcha hair……..

    Well there’s a reporter down the corner
    And ABC down the street
    And the Bureau of Meteorology
    where they manipulate the heat

    but I’d trade them all tomorrow
    for a stinking pile of shit
    For a stinking pile of shit.

    [remember your actions, this is an action song]

  49. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3301597, posted on January 25, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Leftism is a mental disorder. No cure.

  50. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    [google translate]
    The information obtained by Epoch Times also shows that the outbreak is far beyond the imagination of the outside world, and a large number of medical staff have been isolated after infection. Wuhan, a physician told The Epoch Times, major hospitals, fever clinics are overcrowded, including himself have been infected

    Some people in Wuhan announced on the Internet that she heard medical staff in the hospital saying that there were more than 15 cases of infection by medical staff. There was more than a zero (150) at the back. The two floors of Xiehe Hospital were full of medical nurses. All isolated there.

  51. struth

    They only need keep ROP atrocities “blacked out” until there are enough of them.
    Australia is in the breeding and importing stage now.
    Being done in huge numbers.
    Occasional outbreaks as the can’t control their hate, is typical, but the terror isn’t meant to start yet.
    A few more in parliament , a few more regional centres populated to be able to swing seats, the brainwashing of children all coming along nicely.

    Remember, the truth is the end of the world isn’t climate in ten years.
    It’s that global socialist government must be in place by 2030.
    So the divide and conquer cultural Marxism goes on.

  52. Geriatric Mayfly

    I read the Age letters to the editor every day for amusement

    Haven’t read that travesty for over a decade. Does Marilyn Shepherd still get right of way in the amusement section?

  53. Bruce of Newcastle

    Latest domestics.

    Massachusetts man admits to killing wife, a prominent transgender activist, by stabbing, hitting her with hammer (24 Jan, via BCF)

    A Massachusetts man will spend the rest of his life in jail for the brutal killing of his wife. … Christa Leigh was a prominent transgender rights advocate for the Western Massachusetts community, and one of the founders of the Miss Trans New England Pageant. The couple got married in April, 2017, but had been living together for several years before that.

    The “wife” of course was a man with some surgical and pharmaceutical alterations.

    Woman was digging her wife’s grave when cops arrived, prosecutor says at murder trial (23 Jan)

    A woman accused of killing her wife in 2017 was digging a grave when police arrived at their home, a prosecutor said Thursday. Laura Bluestein appeared before Judge Terrence Cook and jurors in Mount Holly for opening statements in her trial on counts of murder, tampering with evidence and a weapons charge.

    Given that qwerties are a protected species you really have to wonder how much of this sort of thing is going on unreported out in the community.

  54. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    [google translate]
    Wuhan’s closure of the city entered the second day, and many hospitals were in urgent need of medical supplies. A large amount of information from medical care shows that many hospitals have run out of food. Some medical staff posted that they could not eat for a day. Many people died, and no one collected the corpse. Some doctors cried.

    Doctors from Wuhan Xiehe Hospital reported that medical staff had run out of food. At present, doctors dare not change protective clothing. They dare not eat from noon to 9 pm and dare not go to the toilet, because the protective clothing on their body is the last one.

  55. Cassie of Sydney

    “Candy
    #3301600, posted on January 25, 2020 at 8:42 am
    The deaths of the three Americans seems to be mostly ignored and not even recognised by Gladys B and the PM, unless I have missed something.”

    Candy frequently misses a lot.

    And as for the PM….Candy….his father died a few days ago. Surely he is entitled to a few days of personal grief. I remember Julia Gillard took time away to grieve for her father when he passed away.

  56. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    [google translate]
    Sheng introduced that they encountered a case. A person from Wuhan came to Hangzhou for a meeting. At that time, the person seemed to be normal. However, many colleagues in Hangzhou who were contacted by him were infected with the disease, but the person from Wuhan did not have the disease until he After returning to Wuhan, it took two days to get sick.

    The Shaanxi Health and Medical Committee also published a list of cases of infection in a meeting in Hangzhou. A Xi’an woman traveled in Hangzhou from January 12 to 14, during a meeting with a fever patient in Wuhan. He returned to Xi’an on the 14th and developed fever on the 16th. He was diagnosed with the infection later.

    Many people were infected during the asymptomatic incubation period, shocking the outside world, but it is still unknown how many people the Wuhan man has contacted in those days.

  57. Page 7 of The Oz confirms my thoughts about the AFP “investigation” of Pascoe.

    Headline is AFP did not probe Pacoe’s heritage.

    It goes on to say :

    The assessment was limited to material provided by Cashman.

    It’s first step was to identify whether Pascoe had received a a financial benefit and this was not identified on the material provided. This meant the AFP did not take the the next step of establishing whether he had wrongly claimed to be Aboriginal.

    ” His Aboriginality was not relevant to determining whether a commonwealth offence had been committed: as such there was no need to undertake these inquiries” a AFP media email stated.

    WTF ! Is the person who came up with that drivel even a police officer ? It is clearly fraud with multiple counts. They just don’t want to investigate it for obvious reasons.

    Don’t they read the papers or have access to Google to know he had received funds based on his Aboriginality.

    Seems AFP working to VICPOL standards.

    The use of the word commonwealth is interesting. I doubt any fraud offence falls under purview of AFP but would be a State police matter. I am guessing VIC.

    Seems some in our community are untouchable.

    I once asked a Qld cop why Commissioner did not stand up against things like 50/50 women and he said because there were job opportunities after retirement on boards, Commissions etc. Recently retired AFP Commissioner now handling the Fire fallout and there are many other examples. Some of those jobs very lucrative.

    However all Cashman needs to do is going back with the missing info. Right ?!

    So far nobody in the legal world seems to have offered up an opinion of whether an offence committed based on grants received and online evidence about family tree indicating no Aboriginality.

  58. Bruce of Newcastle

    Well knock me down with a feather.

    Feminists Freak Out After Discovering Men Don’t Want To Date ‘Woke’ Women (24 Jan, via BCF)

    It turns out, there is an entire segment of men — even, perhaps, a rather large one — that has sworn off dating “woke women,” and feminists, predictably, are quite angry about it.

    Do RTWT, it’s very fine entertainment!

  59. Candy, I am in Qld but even I know flags were flown at half mast in NSW and ACT in honour of the 3 lost in crash. Heard the NSW Premier on at least three occasions talking about it.

  60. The Saab 9000CS I owned was 20 years old when it developed a steering problem and, given what it would cost to repair (and that by then I was primarily using a Hilux Workmate), I gave it to a charity for wrecking I suspect. Over the 12 years I owned it, it suffered no major problems and I was fortunate to find a one man auto shop that serviced and did minor repairs at much lower rates than a dealer shop. It was great to drive. It had fast acceleration and its gear shift reminded me of the MG TC I drove in my youth. Driving at off peak times on Canberra’s long stretches of freeways was fun.

  61. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    [google translate]
    Earlier, Guan Yi, the director of the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Influenza Research Center at the University of Hong Kong, gave a frightening number, which he considered to be a “conservative estimate”: “The scale of this infection may eventually Ten times the SARS jump. ”

    Guan Yi has experienced bird flu, SARS, H5N1, African swine fever, and so on, but he “feels extremely weak” about Wuhan pneumonia . Understanding Wuhan, he said, “I have experienced so much. I have never felt scared. Most of them are controllable, but this time I was scared.”

  62. Snoopy

    What scale of death toll from a coronvirus pandemic be required to limit average global warming to 1.5c?

  63. Entropy

    Democrats Warn That American People May Tamper With Next Election
    January 23rd, 2020

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—In his opening statement at Trump’s impeachment trial, Rep. Adam Schiff reminded the Senate of their solemn duty and the gravity of just what it is they will be discussing at the trial.

    Schiff warned that if Trump is not impeached, the American people may have a chance to tamper with the next election.

    “If President Trump is not impeached, the American people might get a say in who is president,” Schiff said gravely. “We simply can’t allow that to happen. We must diligently defend our electoral process against electoral outcomes we do not like. If that means seizing power through a sham impeachment trial, so be it.”

    “When the Founders wrote that founding document thing, they never imagined there would be electoral outcomes that Democrats did not agree with.”

    Democrats also said they even have hard evidence that the 2016 election was compromised by Republicans voting for Trump.

    “We know this horrible outcome could happen, because it’s already happened once before.”

  64. 8th Dan

    Rowe brilliant as always.
    Fat Mo © trying to keep his mates together with a nudge nudge wink wink another mate (but not the NSW Police Commissioner) to “investigate” .
    The Beetrooter relaxing in the corner, letting the porkers stew.

  65. cohenite

    A vegan has caused outrage by blaming meat-eaters for the bushfire crisis.
    Tash Peterson visited several Coles and Woolworths stores in Perth on Friday night with a stuffed sheep and a sign while a fellow protester streamed the disruption to Facebook.
    Ms Peterson held the sign in front of the meat isle while a portable speaker could be heard blaring a siren and news coverage of the devastating bushfires.

    She looks like a fun gurrl.

  66. Nick

    Just in case you ever thought Lefties were charming people.

    From the ever eye popping travel letters at Fauxfacts:

    MISTAKEN IDENTITIES

    Michael Copping’s letter reminded me of a flight with China Southern back to Sydney. I was placed in the rear-most seat in a 2-4-2 cabin next to a very large man dressed, let us say, casually. In the row ahead on the opposite side of the aisle was his friend in one of those tank tops open to the waist and I thought, uh-oh, bogans on board.

    My companion told me to prod him if he ventured over to my side. In conversation, after my seat cushion fell on the floor, I asked him if he’d been on holiday and he said yes, to Nepal. “Mountain trekking?”, I asked. “No”, he said. “My mates and I have been over there helping rebuild the schools knocked to pieces in the earthquake.” These guys were saints and it silently shamed me.

  67. lotocoti

    For amusement, I read the court round in the local rag.
    Last week, some clever clogs was appealing a speed camera fine because her car wasn’t moving in the photo supplied.
    This week, some bloke wanted to know if he could pay some sort of restitution to stay out of the clink, because he had things to do. Important things.
    The charges included dep. liberty, torture and the R word.

  68. candy

    And as for the PM….Candy….his father died a few days ago. Surely he is entitled to a few days of personal grief.

    What did PM Morrison say about the deaths of the US firefighters Cassie? Have I missed it ?

    I know his dad died, but he was 85 and died peacefully after a happy fulfilling life and gone Home. Not something to grieve badly over. So many other terrible ways to pass out of this world.

  69. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hangman who will execute four Indian gang ropists says ‘they are like beasts, not humans’ as it emerges the men broke down and cried as they were measured for the noose

    Hangman Pawan Kumar feels no sympathy for the four men he is set to execute
    They are convicted of gang roping and murdering a student on New Delhi bus
    The four men reportedly broke down when their necks were measured for noose
    The case shocked India and many are expected to celebrate their deaths

    Daily Mail.

  70. johanna

    This is the logo for the US Space Force as just announced by President Trump.

    Does anyone know what the stars, or other parts of the logo, represent?

  71. calli

    Cohenite, I don’t want to watch. The description is enough, so I’m glad you witnessed it, not me. I know you didn’t watch it for some type of sick enjoyment – it’s doing the rounds for goodness’ sake.

    There are some funny mini-stoushes that happen here from time to time. I only know it’s serious when the brass knuckle box is plundered and there’s body parts in the corner to tidy up. 😃

  72. Tom

    Glad you like whatever Rowe draws, Googleory. He caters for the 0.0005% of the anti-business daily’s audience prepared to pay for a subscription who vote for the Filth. It’s unimportant that he’s unfunny as a fart in a lift. What matters to public service parasites like you is that he is the right sort of moral supremacist.

    And he hates Trump, who never should have been allowed to create the world’s most vibrant economy. Better to have an economy like Australia’s — in recession because it’s being strangled by by Big Government.

  73. johanna

    Oh, and I loved JD’s dancing toes at the top of the thread. Have a look, if you haven’t already. Stately but sprightly – I don’t know how they manage it.

    I do think that his partner would have done better with a swirly dress.

  74. calli

    Not something to grieve badly over.

    Oh, really? How would you possibly know?

    The death of a parent is only footsteps behind the death of a child or spouse. The manner of their death has bugger-all influence on grief.

    I don’t think much of him, but I do feel sorry for him. It’s one thing to milk it for all it’s worth, another for political detractors to do the same. I know which is the more reprehensible.

  75. Nob

    johanna
    #3301648, posted on January 25, 2020 at 10:02 am
    This is the logo for the US Space Force as just announced by President Trump.

    Does anyone know what the stars, or other parts of the logo, represent?

    Subaru Foresters.

  76. Rockdoctor

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3301647, posted on January 25, 2020 at 10:02 am

    The Last Executioner, a Thai executioner is an interesting read. The only execution he took pride in was a ropist/murderer of a 10 yo. All others he did as a duty.

  77. candy

    The death of a parent is only footsteps behind the death of a child or spouse.

    I don’t think so calli. The death of a parent peacefully at 85 after a great life and loved by family is not in the arena of death of child or spouse – by any means.
    PM Morrison has a sturdy connection with religious beliefs too. It helps.

  78. calli

    Ha! That looks a bit like a Star Trek insignia Joh.

    Polaris perhaps?

  79. Geriatric Mayfly

    Meanwhile at a Wuhan ‘Golden Dragon’ the kitchen is prepping for the next influx of punters.

    Round about the steamer go;
    In the poison’d entrails throw.
    Toad, that under cold stone
    Days and nights hast thirty one
    Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
    Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.
    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the steamer boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
    Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,
    Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
    Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf
    Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,
    Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,
    Gall of goat, and slips of yew
    Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse,
    Make the gruel thick and slab:
    Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
    For the ingredients of our bouillon..

  80. Narwhal Tusk

    Struth, tinted windows & cruise. Looxury.
    Other than that, my mobile rubbish bin has all the other bits and has done nearly 500k.
    2001 Rodeo (Isuzu V6).

  81. A win for common sense and males.

    Courier Mail today has column about the Qld Firefighters Union resisting and preventing the Premiers push to get 50/50 ratio of male and female firefighters. Apparently one of the concepts to implement it was based on picking the top 10 female and top 10 males when recruiting. Seems somebody pointed out many of the top 10 females would not make it into the top 20 applicants.

    Perhaps the Qld Police Union should be speaking up a bit more.

  82. johanna

    Hey calli.

    The one good thing about the bushfire haze is that even the weeds have been affected. They are not gone (in my dreams!) but are a lot less virulent than usual.

    That said, I have only two Agapanthus flowers instead of 15-20, and the Giant Kangaroo Paws are stunted and most of the flowers didn’t open. Needless to say, honeyeaters are absent.

    The grevillias and bottlebrushes, between the drought and the haze, are not flowering very well, and so the bees are doing it hard as well.

    Still, I like to think that gardeners are doing their bit by keeping things alive to the best of their ability. I make a point of hosing the leaves of my plants to wash off the bushfire gunk. And yes, we have smoke here again today, which brings us up to two months of it now.

    All greenies should be compelled to live in treehouses in the middle of eucalyptus forests in the middle of national parks in inaccessible areas.

    I was talking to the old man yesterday – his 94th birthday. He lived for a while in the Blue Mountains, but after the second bushfire scare in a few years, sold out and moved to Penrith.

    He said (and I agree) that it is quite possible for a single fire to destroy everything from Katoomba down to Lapstone, all those towns along the highway.

    Consider – one road in and out, over the ridges that took early settlers a while to figure out. Non stop eucalypts, shedding, shedding. That’s what the blue haze is.

    Luckily, so far the fires there have been able to be contained. But, a Black Friday type of catastophe is by no means out of the reckoning – indeed – it would be much worse.

  83. Bruce of Newcastle

    Luboš Motl has a fine article on virile bat soup.

    I don’t believe that this coronavirus is new (24 Jan)

    Makes some entertainly good points.

  84. EvilElvis

    A vegan has caused outrage by blaming meat-eaters for the bushfire crisis.

    Opportunity there. Drop the woke hipster with the camera, push love into freezer while demanding “I need a SALE sticker for this rump! It’s out of date!”.

  85. mh

    Schiff pushing shit uphill with this. Hopeless.

    3:25 PM: Schiff asks the Senators to imagine if Trump had one of them investigated instead of Biden. He asks them if Trump wouldn’t have any of them investigated if it suited his interests. Schiff says if, deep down, the Senators believe Trump would have them investigated, then they cannot leave a man like that in office. Schiff says Trump will remain a threat to national security and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office. He says “there can be little doubt” that Trump will invite foreign interference in the country’s election, which will pose a threat to the country’s democracy. Schiff says the Founders understood that someone like Trump, who is faithful to himself and willing to sacrifice the country’s democracy and national security for his self interest, could one day get in power.

  86. areff

    The backyard, which a week ago was a dustbowl of dead grass, is today a verdant green, punctuated by pecking birds, mostly starlings until a few moments ago. Then the corellas arrived to kibbitz in the almond tree, having been seen only once before during this angry summer, when they somehow knew the apricots were ripe for ravaging. No jam this year.

    Chinamen dropping like flies. Conservatives who aren’t. An education system intended to produce dolts and succeeding in its aim.

    All that, but with a tree full of greedy, garrulous, feathered fools and somehow, against logic and the odds, you just can’t help wearing the sunshine of a smile as bright as this glorious Melbourne day.

  87. Bruce of Newcastle

    I was talking to the old man yesterday – his 94th birthday. He lived for a while in the Blue Mountains, but after the second bushfire scare in a few years, sold out and moved to Penrith.

    Jo – That’s literally going from the fire to the frying pan! The urban heat island effect in Penrith is humungous. I hope he has decent aircon.

    As to fire in the BM, my old mum lives there and that concern is almost a fetish amongst Blue Mountaineers. I taught her how to access the RFS website yesterday. Most parts are well protected against bushfire because they’re suburban and built up. And the RFS, SES and others are not without ability. But the housing developments on the periphery in places like Woodford are very tree-change in character and are disasters waiting to happen.

  88. 132andBush

    Up in Armadillo territory (packed the model A just in case).
    Stood at front gate and watched the latest hay run convoy pass by on the New England Hwy.

    There are a lot of top people still out there.

  89. lotocoti

    Bat Soup and Rat Crumble are off the menu for the Chinese lunar new year.
    Now is the time for Echidna Surprise.

  90. JC

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3301668, posted on January 25, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Luboš Motl has a fine article on virile bat soup.

    Bruce, the website graphics is without doubt the ugliest I’ve ever seen. It’s painfuil.

  91. Bruce of Newcastle

    3:25 PM: Schiff asks the Senators to imagine if Trump had one of them investigated instead of Biden.

    I love this one:

    Adam Schiff, April 2019: Obama Had a Duty to Investigate Candidate Trump (24 Jan)

    Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) argued less than a year ago in the Washington Post that a president had a duty to investigate a candidate from the rival party if he was suspected of foreign corruption.

    So Schiff says Obama had to investigate candidate Trump for corruption, but Trump mustn’t investigate candidate Biden for corruption. Despite that no such issue was found re candidate Trump but vast evidence is clearly evident re candidate Biden.

    But then if Schiff was consistent he wouldn’t be Pencil Neck.

  92. Dr Faustus

    In Frothing Trump Phobia With Extra Froth news:

    Space Force logo tweeted by Trump bears uncanny resemblance to ‘Star Trek’ insignia

    So, Trump = ploppy dum dum guffaw who only watches TV.

    But:

    John Noonan @noonanjo

    For those excitedly tweeting that Trump stole the Star Trek logo!!!!, the patch on the left was the existing Air Force Command logo.

    The same one I wore as a Lieutenant in 2005.

    Strangely under reported.

  93. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bruce, the website graphics is without doubt the ugliest I’ve ever seen. It’s painfuil.

    JC – I don’t see the advertising because I use Brave with it turned off. Just sayin’.

    As for the snow flake background, well Blogger is what it is. It seems to be designed for very narrow very long articles. I have a wide screen for my PC which is great for reading everything except Blogger blogs like Motl’s and Surber’s.

  94. cohenite

    Luboš Motl has a fine article on virile bat soup.

    Luboš Motl is without a doubt one of the smartest guys going around; painfully smart.

  95. areff

    Avian update: Just went out to fill the feeders and scatter (in a non-Onan sense) my seed upon the ground. Opened the tall gate to replenish the possums’ bar and entertainment centre and (a water bowl in the mid branches and a spike for impaling fruit*), as I did so, five green torpedos flashed past at chest level, splitting into two formations, one either side.

    Unlike the corellas, the green parrots always seem to know where they are going and why, and that they must get there in a hurry.

    Shamed by this dash of purpose, the corellas have moved on.

    * Yes, I know people detest possums, but these are well behaved and don’t go clomping around in or on the roof. More than that, Mrs Possum has a little one on her back and has allowed me to get within a couple of metres of her pride and joy. Lemon Crisp biscuits, the great ice-breaker.

  96. Bruce of Newcastle

    Courier Mail today has column about the Qld Firefighters Union resisting and preventing the Premiers push to get 50/50 ratio of male and female firefighters.

    The Premiers never seem to push to get 50/50 ratio of male and female child care wukkas despite the ratio currently being 0:100, except for the occasional Drag Queen story session.

  97. johanna

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3301674, posted on January 25, 2020 at 10:41 am

    I was talking to the old man yesterday – his 94th birthday. He lived for a while in the Blue Mountains, but after the second bushfire scare in a few years, sold out and moved to Penrith.

    Jo – That’s literally going from the fire to the frying pan! The urban heat island effect in Penrith is humungous. I hope he has decent aircon.

    As to fire in the BM, my old mum lives there and that concern is almost a fetish amongst Blue Mountaineers. I taught her how to access the RFS website yesterday. Most parts are well protected against bushfire because they’re suburban and built up. And the RFS, SES and others are not without ability. But the housing developments on the periphery in places like Woodford are very tree-change in character and are disasters waiting to happen.

    Bruce, I have a lot of respect for your contributions generally, but in this case you are talking nonsense.

    Firstly, of course Penrith is hotter than the mountains in summer, and yes, they have excellent aircon. What is your point? Note that the old man turned 94 yesterday, so being close to medical services matters.

    Second, if you think that the tiny suburban settlements interspersed with millions of eucalypts in mountains strung along one road represent some sort of safety barrier, you have never been to the Blue Mountains. It is a miracle that none of those towns have never been incinerated, and it is only a matter of time before one or more of them is. They are tiny islands in a sea of volatile oil and combustible material.

  98. mh

    Chinese authorities reporting 39 dead from bat soup virus.

  99. Delta A

    areff, you’re a star.

  100. Shy Ted

    I love ABC RN on the weekend morning walk. One of the topics this morning was Burning country
    “It’s never too late”: How Indigenous knowledge and a better understanding of place could help our fire crisis
    . There’s a perfesser and a lady Bruce Pascoe and between them they have all the answers. If you want to hear 12m 9s of bollox click here. Wouldn’t recommend it.

  101. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    It is this cowardice that risks ushering in intolerant mob rule on campus, of the sort that has cropped up in recent years at US colleges. Academics, whether they agree with Todd or Stock or Freedman or not, must show them some solidarity.
    If they allow the boundaries of acceptable thought to be policed by these crazed ideologues, it won’t be long before they themselves are accused of wrongthink.

    Truth and the freedom to speak it has no home in academia these days.

  102. Bruce of Newcastle

    Firstly, of course Penrith is hotter than the mountains in summer, and yes, they have excellent aircon. What is your point?

    Joanne – The Seven News Sydney weather guy puts up the temperature curve of Sydney coast vs Penrith every night. The UHIE is enormous even after you consider the effect of the sea breeze in the east.

    Where I am on the coastal plain to the north of Sydney is fairly neutral – a bit too far inland to get sea breeze but not overwhelmingly built out like the Penrith-Blacktown urban area. Penrith is routinely 5-6 C higher than my area. It’s a UHIE bowl, with bad atmospheric circulation inhibited by the mountains just to the west. With a westerly wind you get the temperature but not much wind purging of the urban heat, because the mountains’ wind shadow prevents the westerly wind from getting down to the surface.

    Second, if you think that the tiny suburban settlements interspersed with millions of eucalypts in mountains strung along one road represent some sort of safety barrier, you have never been to the Blue Mountains.

    That’s where I was last Monday. My mum has lived there for about forty years. 😀

  103. The PRC master plan is to release 1bn corolla infected people upon their western enemies.
    Disrupting travel by air, land and sea. After the virus has destroyed all susceptible hosts, the invasion begins.

    I’m sure that was in a sci-fi book that I read.

  104. Zatara

    SMH headline:

    Three American firefighter ‘heroes’ identified

    ‘heroes’? Really SMH? Is it in question?

  105. Dr Faustus

    China to build hospital in 10 days to treat patients with coronavirus

    Extraordinary pictures show Chinese authorities are taking swift action to treat patients of the deadly coronavirus as the disease spreads.

    The extraordinary pictures actually show 30 excavators, doing nothing, parked on 2.5ha of roughly cleared land. Those with site preparation experience know this is a very bad, look-at-the-big-machines, PR stunt.

    Looking good for the pandemic.

  106. 8th Dan

    The death of a parent peacefully at 85 after a great life and loved by family is not in the arena of death of child or spouse – by any means.

    No “the old man died of shame” comments from Alan Jones for Catsters to gleefully celebrate. Different from the death of an earlier PM’s dad. Was there a special Forum for that one?

  107. mh

    The Corona virus has always been with us

  108. Bruce of Newcastle

    The Corona virus has always been with us

    Yes.

  109. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    areff, you’re a star.

    +1

  110. Infidel Tiger

    China to build hospital in 10 days to treat patients with coronavirus

    More like China to build giant unmarked grave.

  111. 1735099

    Aaaaand the story keeps changing.
    The Pentagon has announced that 34 service personnel suffered “traumatic brain injury” after the Iranian missile strike.
    First announcement – no casualties
    Second announcement – 11 with “concussion”
    Third announcement – 34 with traumatic brain injury.
    “Truth’” in Trump’s USA.

  112. johanna

    All that, but with a tree full of greedy, garrulous, feathered fools and somehow, against logic and the odds, you just can’t help wearing the sunshine of a smile as bright as this glorious Melbourne day.

    I know what you mean.

    The cockies are back, although in lesser numbers. As I mentioned, usually there are large flocks screeching above in December, but late last year they were absent.

    The usual common birds, maggies and the other black and white birds, are scarce. Parrots come and go. Sometimes a lot, sometimes none. There are fires all around here, have been for weeks.

    We have had a bit of rain, but not enough to do more than settle the dust and wash off a bit of the bushfire sludge that has settled on every surface.

  113. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    bloomberg: Several people who’ve died from a new virus in China didn’t display symptoms of fever, potentially complicating global efforts to check for infected travelers by temperature screening at airports and other travel hubs.

    The Hubei Health Commission said Friday seven more people had died in the central Chinese province from the coronavirus infection. Six died in Wuhan and the other death was in Yichang, which is about 200 miles away from the provincial capital and epicenter of the outbreak. Of the 24 people who’ve died in total in Hubei, seven had symptoms other than fever, such as breathing difficulty, chest tightness and coughing.

  114. feelthebern

    Re-watched Curb Your Enthusiasm last night.
    Series 10, episode 1.
    The MAGA gags, the #metoo gags, Leroy, I laughed my guts out again.

  115. Geriatric Mayfly

    The corella virus has taken to roosting in the trees at the back. This invisible threat to health is spawned by the sunset hullabaloo, which is one of those rare infections that invades body and mind through the aural channels.

  116. Bruce of Newcastle

    Numbers – The Pentagon are deep staters, if you haven’t worked that out yet. I wish the best for the guys who got concussion from the nearby detonations, but they were in cover when the missiles landed. Which is the best you can do as a leader, to get your guys into the trenches.

    If you want to blame anyone I suggest you write a stern blog comment in the direction of Mr Khamenei.

  117. JC

    The MAGA gags, the #metoo gags, Leroy

    Is Leroy back on the show is he? Larry and Leroy make the entire thing.

    Recall how Leroy was a Katrina refugee and never left Larry’s house again. Even moved with him to NY.

  118. feelthebern

    Found a clip of the first couple of minutes.

  119. feelthebern

    Yep & at the end of one series Larry took him to Paris with him.
    He’s still living in Larry’s guest house.

  120. johanna

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3301706, posted on January 25, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Firstly, of course Penrith is hotter than the mountains in summer, and yes, they have excellent aircon. What is your point?

    Joanne – The Seven News Sydney weather guy puts up the temperature curve of Sydney coast vs Penrith every night. The UHIE is enormous even after you consider the effect of the sea breeze in the east.

    Where I am on the coastal plain to the north of Sydney is fairly neutral – a bit too far inland to get sea breeze but not overwhelmingly built out like the Penrith-Blacktown urban area. Penrith is routinely 5-6 C higher than my area. It’s a UHIE bowl, with bad atmospheric circulation inhibited by the mountains just to the west. With a westerly wind you get the temperature but not much wind purging of the urban heat, because the mountains’ wind shadow prevents the westerly wind from getting down to the surface.

    Second, if you think that the tiny suburban settlements interspersed with millions of eucalypts in mountains strung along one road represent some sort of safety barrier, you have never been to the Blue Mountains.

    That’s where I was last Monday. My mum has lived there for about forty years. 😀

    Now you are really riling me.

    I don’t need a lecture about the UHI or the fact that Penrith is a heat and pollution trap. All these things are well known. Not only that, they are irrelevant to my point.

    The fact that your mother has lived there for 40 years means exactly nothing in the context of this discussion, unless you are suggesting that it means that it will be safe forever.

    What has got into you? The string of Blue Mountains town along a single road through rugged eucalypt forests is a disaster waiting to happen.

  121. Eyrie

    JC, Bezos is a flake. Even his space program company Blue Origin is so far behind SpaceX it isn’t funny.

  122. stackja

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3301706, posted on January 25, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Penrith Lakes AWS as mentioned here is not Penrith CBD.

    Penrith Swelters January 1939 [Trove]
    Record Heat
    PENRITH SWELTERS
    Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 – 1962) Thu 12 Jan 1939 Page 4 Record Heat

    The torrid weather of this week has been something that Penrith has never before experienced. No one seems to be able to remember such thermometer readings as those of this week, and there seems little doubt that that of yesterday was a record. At Penrith Post Office the mercury went to 110. [43.33] In the afternoon it fluctuated between 108 [42.22] and 110 [43.33] right up to 4 o’clock. Penrith Post Office is one of the coolest buildings of the town, and the readings in various private homes exceeded that mentioned, reaching to 113 [45] and 115. [46.11] At Mulgoa the mercury touched 112. [44.44] At St. Marys it was 116 [46.66] to 118. [47.77] On Monday and Tuesday Penrith temperatures exceeded 100.

  123. Eyrie

    BoN, maybe Trump is just building a case for further significant retaliation if the Iranians step out of line.

  124. JC

    JC, Bezos is a flake.

    Yea, so is his Amazon Prime Streaming service. I threw it out recently. There’s nothing on there that’s ever worth watching except Man in the High Castle, and the show with the really good looking sheila who goes around Scotland in the buff.

  125. The Beer Whisperer

    Just in case you ever thought Lefties were charming people.

    All with a false facade of virtue. Those with the greatest hatred overcompensate in their public presentation of themselves.

    They’re simply another version of those who proudly proclaim their honesty in saying what they think, yet have great intolerance of opposing views.

    Bullies are collectivists. They use the mob as their power base, but play victim whenever isolated.

  126. Mitch M.

    Researchers create three-dimensional organoid models of human forebrain

    Organioids are not models of the human brain or any part of it. The organisation is too different for that. They might be useful for understanding some pathologies but gene expression is also quite different so I’m not confident about that.

  127. Infidel Tiger

    Jc, latest news is that Bezos’s plastic skank forwarded all his texts to her brother who then sold them to National Enquirer.

    Little Jeff is trying to blame the Saudis with zero evidence.

  128. Infidel Tiger

    March for Life
    @March_for_Life
    ·
    7h
    “When we see a baby in the womb we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation.” –
    @POTUS
    #WhyWeMarch #MarchForLife #prolife

    Best President ever.

  129. 1735099

    If you want to blame

    My post is not about “blame”.
    It’s about spin.
    Drip-feeding the truth is simply one kind of spin.
    As for the “deep state” (if indeed it exists, and is not a hard Right conspiracy meme) how come it’s OK if the Trump White House employs it?

  130. stackja

    The Beer Whisperer
    #3301740, posted on January 25, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Greta Inc.

  131. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    New Delhi: The family of the first known Indian national afflicted with the coronavirus and battling for life has reached out to India for financial help.

    Maheshwari, a primary art school teacher at the International School of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, is suffering from coronavirus pneumonia, type 1 respiratory failure, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and septic shock. She is undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit at Shekou Hospital in Shenzhen, China, and is on external respiratory support, ventilators, dialysis and blood purification process

  132. Infidel Tiger

    James Hasson
    @JamesHasson20
    Bezos left his wife and paid thirty-eight billion dollars to be with a person who, it turns out, was forwarding his texts and selfies to her brother.

    So many of the new billionaire class are nerds who have had no contact with women prior to becoming rich and don’t know how they operate.

    Expect a lot more of these disaster in the years ahead.

  133. JC

    Jc, latest news is that Bezos’s plastic skank forwarded all his texts to her brother who then sold them to National Enquirer.

    Little Jeff is trying to blame the Saudis with zero evidence.

    LOl. You’d reckon with a US$100 billion he’d be able to get something better than a trannie. She looks like a trannie. And those texts. They were just fucking embarrassing.

    No wonder he’s blaming the Saudis.

  134. The Beer Whisperer

    I love ABC RN on the weekend morning walk. One of the topics this morning was Burning country
    “It’s never too late”: How Indigenous knowledge and a better understanding of place could help our fire crisis. There’s a perfesser and a lady Bruce Pascoe and between them they have all the answers. If you want to hear 12m 9s of bollox click here. Wouldn’t recommend it.

    So white man suggesting burnoffs of 5% of forests is forest destruction, but aborigines traditionally burning off 10% is the epitome of wisdom 🤔

  135. stackja

    Victorian case of coronavirus confirmed
    A Victorian case of the deadly coronavirus has been confirmed, following seven other potential cases across Australia.

    Tom Minear and Rebekah Cavanagh, EXCLUSIVE, Sunday Herald Sun
    January 25, 2020 11:53am

    A case of the deadly coronavirus has been confirmed in Victoria.

    The Sunday Herald Sun has learned the person returned to Melbourne from Wuhan in China last week.

    The State Government will make the announcement today.

    The recent outbreak of coronavirus China has quickly spread to other parts of the world.

  136. Overburdened

    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/deadly-coronavirus-spreads-to-europe-as-first-cases-confirmed/news-story/772a92d238a629edd2d239626f76fca4

    First chance to check the news for a bit and this is up front. Sheesh.

    Back in 1918 the Spanish Flu outbreak killed around 20 million people, before international air travel and with generally sedentary populations, and way less people.

    The incubation period is generally when viral infections are most contagious and before the symptoms manifest.

    Not being a Cassandra, just sayin that it is best to wear a mask for the time being if you are anywhere there is a concentration of mobile people. Single use reflective masks are cheap n good. Change them often.

    Activated charcoal masks are good if you can source them and are more expensive.

    Personal hygiene esp frequent hand washing is essential.

    Quarantine yourself if things start to go south.

    Take care out there, tigers.

    Greta will get the shits if bugs kill us all before Climate Change.

    Some small consolation.

    My postings will be sporadic, you lucky bastards.

  137. feelthebern

    I don’t expect the Wuhan Zombie virus to impact Sydney.
    Considering the filth & disease we live with every day, we all should be immune.
    It will impact the cleaner cities a lot.
    I’d be leaving Perth & travelling to the outback immediately.

  138. feelthebern

    Personal hygiene esp frequent hand washing is essential.

    Grigs, that applies especially to you after you’ve skinned your latest prostitute.

  139. Roger

    Trump to Rally for Life marchers:

    ‘All of us here understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. Together, we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and the sanctity of every human life.’

  140. Overburdened

    Btw wear glasses as a barrier to droplet infection through your eyes

  141. johanna

    Oh, and since Lizzie has been more and more outing her identity here (any amateur sleuth could have found it out long ago) can I say how she was born in the wrong era. She should be about 21 now, sharing everything with everyone.

    At least, that’s some sort of excuse for the way she has discussed her children’s trials and tribulations here. This one is autistic, that one is bipolar, gambling problems, yada yada. Me as ministering angel, of course.

    The more you use your family as props for your self serving posts, the more I loathe you, sainted Elizabeth.

    Why your first husband (poor sod) has to be constantly labelled as a double university medal winner can only speak to your need to bask in the sheen of those you have bedded. He was a lousy husband and father, but hey! I married a double university medal winner! Never forget that! It’s all that matters!

    Mind you, there are not many of them, and I rather suspect that Lizzie would prefer that nobody here checked out that rather extravagant claim.

  142. Cassie of Sydney

    “Back in 1918 the Spanish Flu outbreak killed around 20 million people, before international air travel and with generally sedentary populations, and way less people.”

    20 million was a very conservative estimate….at a time of war, post war and revolution. I think that you can double the number of victims from Spanish flu…more like 40 million.

  143. Bruce of Newcastle

    The fact that your mother has lived there for 40 years means exactly nothing in the context of this discussion, unless you are suggesting that it means that it will be safe forever.

    Johanna – Where my mum lives in the Blue Mtns (quite high up the Gt Wstn Hwy) is safer than where I live. I have bush, in patches, about 1 km from my house to the west and the SE. She doesn’t. I’ve had precisely one event in 30 years where there was some fire which got to the back fence of the people on the other side of the road. That was in 1994 afaik, when all of Ncl was isolated (my vacation students were panicking).

    Pls credit me with some logic in such analysis. The peripheral areas of the Blue Mtns suburbs are indeed in danger, but my mum isn’t. Nor are my step-brother and SIL who are also in that area – well away from the bushy bits. Nor my sister and BIL a bit further west. It ain’t a string of villages. The population there is quite large and the larger urban areas are quite built up.

  144. johanna

    Oh, and she used to say that he won the University Medal. Now, she says that he is a double medallist, somthing she forgot for years and years.

    Is there such a thing as a University Triple Medallist?

  145. Overburdened

    Ok quick scroll back.

    The subject has been dealt with.

    I’ll shut up well.

    Stay alert four an exponential increase in cases.

  146. C.L.

    Watson has a new video up on bat-eating Chinamen:

  147. feelthebern

    Adelaide will also survive, as no one goes there.

    In order of impact, it will go something like this.
    Perth.
    Hobart.
    Melbourne.
    Brisbane.
    Sydney.

    I ranked Brisbane as being less impacted than Melbourne, not due to its lack of filth, but because of the smaller percentage of Chinese living there.

  148. Overburdened

    Cassie

    Estimated half a billion infected

  149. johanna

    Sorry, Bruce, I hope I am wrong, but look at an aerial picture of the Blue Moutains and tell me that it is not a few hamlets, with one road in and out, surrounded by uncountable eucalypts in inaccesible country.

  150. Infidel Tiger

    Has anyone not Chinese being infected?

  151. Bruce of Newcastle

    James Hasson
    @JamesHasson20
    Bezos left his wife and paid thirty-eight billion dollars to be with a person who, it turns out, was forwarding his texts and selfies to her brother.

    Typical instant gratification bimbo.
    If she’d waited only a couple years her payoff would’ve been $19 billion.

  152. Tom

    Hahaha. Tucker Carlson is running through the fake media’s universal acclaim for pencil neck’s Adam Schiff’s rambling gas-lighting of TrumpHitler in today’s edition of the neverending impeachment saga.

    One after the other, the talking heads all agree Schiff’s performance was “powerful” and “emotional”(half a dozen mentions of each key word).

    FMD. It will be an actual story when someone outside the zombie loop publishes the Democratic Party’s daily talking points memo distributed to all the cable news networks and newspapers except WSJ and Fox.

  153. Overburdened

    IT

    In cases such as this, there is a lot to be said for people living in ethnic ghettos

  154. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘What did PM Morrison say about the deaths of the US firefighters Cassie? Have I missed it ?

    ‘I know his dad died, but he was 85 and died peacefully after a happy fulfilling life and gone Home. Not something to grieve badly over. So many other terrible ways to pass out of this world.’

    1. He hasn’t said a great deal to my knowledge about the three contracted firefighters, who were being well paid for doing what they did. They weren’t in the same ballpark as the thousands of vollies who left the office or the workshop or who put the tools down to pick up another, different set.

    2. Even if he did express his condolences, why is there a necessity to do it in front of the meeja for your personal edification? How do you know he didn’t call the Coulson company? Or got the families’ contact numbers from the company and called the directly? Or called Trump? You don’t know. The PM gets his share of coin, but it’s not stipulated that Wallace and Gromitt ladeees are entitled to everything he does.

    3. The bloke, who I can and have pulled to bits on occasions (and will again shortly) knew his old man for 55 years, or however old Morrison Jnr is. When mine goes, for go he will in the next few years I intend to restrict my press conferences to the absolute minimum and will probably be a bit upset, despite the chances of him going out burning alive with his lungs blistered and eyeb#alls boiling is admittedly slender.

  155. Knuckle Dragger

    *called them directly*

    Where are my smokes?

  156. will

    johanna
    #3301734, posted on January 25, 2020 at 11:47 am
    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3301706, posted on January 25, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Now you are really riling me.

    looks like BoN tangled with Aunty Acid

  157. cuckoo

    The local left media (ABC, SBS) can hardly be bothered mentioning the Trump impeachment, at least in the evening news bulletin. For some nights now, SBS has run its daily segment at the last possible moment, 6.55, just before the 7.00 ‘fold’, when the few people who are watching turn over to the ABC.

  158. Overburdened

    So anyway, Potential Extinction Event (PEE (C) ) aside, it’s good to see the cross country wrestling that is the open thread continues to never disappoint.

    Things here in the boonies remain SNAFU and fortunately for the majority of the population, a long way away.

  159. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sorry, Bruce, I hope I am wrong, but look at an aerial picture of the Blue Moutains and tell me that it is not a few hamlets, with one road in and out, surrounded by uncountable eucalypts in inaccesible country.

    I’ve been going there almost 40 years Johanna. My mum moved a decade ago from one part of the BM to another part because of the fire risk. She was correct to do so in the political environment of pandering to the greens. BM Council are as green as grass. But where she is now she’s probably as safe as you are. My step-bro and SIL are nearly as safe.

    As with all things once you go into the details things can be different on the ground. But the hysteria is a real issue. The MSM is despicable in what it does to panic the elderly on this issue.

    The BM are in danger of an event like the Canberra fires when Mt Stromlo went up. But that again was a peripheral event in a very green political area.

  160. johanna

    Oh, and I also dislike the implication that the reason your first two children (whose identities you have outed here) must be defective because of their father, since the next two with your subsequent squeeze turned out all right.

    You go on and on about how the reasons that the first two have problems because of genetics are an issue, but somehow not for numbers 3 and 4.

    I do remember when you went on a trip overseas with the favoured kids and left the not so favoured ones home with Dad.

    Get fucked, Lady Bountiful.

  161. feelthebern

    The Cat was angry that day.

  162. feelthebern

    OB, WZA ™ is far more catchy.

  163. Knuckle Dragger

    This is a serious question. A genuine question, because I have no knowledge of this whatsoever.

    There is probably some comedy value to be had, but it would be ignorant to do so because I know nothing about it.

    THIS IS A SERIOUS QUESTION. I AM NOT HAVING A CRACK AT A SYSTEM, PROCESS OR PERSON.

    My question is this. As follows. This is my question.

    What is a University Medal, who awards it, what is it for and how is the award winner determined?

    Four. Four serious questions.

  164. johanna

    So, Bruce, where exactly is this fireproof hamlet in the middle of the Blue Mountains?

  165. feelthebern

    Wuhan Zombie Apocalypse ™.
    It’s all a big conspiracy.
    Soros was short the market & getting blown up big time.
    One of his groups started the outbreak in an effort for the market to peel off a few per cent & allow him to cover.

  166. feelthebern

    Another conspiracy is that Netflix is behind the outbreak.
    The subscriber numbers have stalled.
    So by starting an outbreak it means that everyone will stay home & sign up to Netflix (if they aren’t already subscribed).

  167. Leigh Lowe

    One after the other, the talking heads all agree Schiff’s performance was “powerful” and “emotional”(half a dozen mentions of each key word).

    “Powerful” and “Emotional” fighting it out down the straight like Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star.
    Rank outsider “Truthful” withdrawn at the barrier on vetinary advice.

  168. Bruce of Newcastle

    So, Bruce, where exactly is this fireproof hamlet in the middle of the Blue Mountains?

    Johanna – Surely you know why I’m not answering that question?
    I don’t want some bonkers leftist turning up at her front door.

  169. Knuckle Dragger

    Who’s the creative writing kid that turned up earlier today?

    Something about the ABC and a Seinfeld reference.

    A bit slapstick, with the remainder probably inspired by but failing at Spike Milligan.

  170. johanna

    Knuckles, Our Elizabeth should know.

    For years, she told us that her first (unfortunate) hubby won the Sydney University Medal for Philosophy. When I challenged her, she backed down and admitted that names and dates might have been changed – not that she was lying, mind.

    Now, we hear that he was a double medallist.

    Anything is possible in Lizzieworld.

  171. Gilas

    calli
    #3301587, posted on January 25, 2020 at 8:22 am

    The faces of a tragedy.

    All that toxic white patriarchal masculinity!
    I am surprised the ABC didn’t mention it…

  172. Bruce of Newcastle

    And yes, my mum is a rightie!

  173. JC

    Soros was short the market & getting blown up big time.
    One of his groups started the outbreak in an effort for the market to peel off a few per cent & allow him to cover.

    It’s not that far off the truth when he made a load of money shorting the pound. The fucker had inside info by hiring the former head of the Bundesbank… Karl Otto Pohl. Pohl was feeding him information on whether the Germans would support the floor of the EMS. In other words, selling Marks and buying the Pound to keep it within the limit. It was the biggest inside job ever.

  174. EvilElvis

    Your taxes (well, a levy) at work, Sandgropers

    $100,000 doesn’t seem like much compared to the graft and corruption going on over east, but broken down between me and the seven other taxpayers here it’s a fair whack.

  175. feelthebern

    KD, you’ve got it wrong.
    It’s the University Metal (not medal).
    Metallica has won it twice.
    So without doxing Lizzie, she was married to either Lars, James or Kirk at some stage.
    I think Lizzie is too classy to have married Jason Newsted.

  176. Knuckle Dragger

    I am watching a replay of Day 1 of the RSA v Pom Test in Jaapieland.

    It would appear that Joel Wilson, demonstrably the worst Test umpire in human history has kept his lucrative contract with the ICC.

    He is still having his shit decisions reversed.

  177. struth

    Sydney and Melbourne housing market about to be freed up!

  178. Knuckle Dragger

    Metal. Aha.

    Once again Def Leppard, split between genres would fail to be shortlisted.

  179. mh

    Comment at the PJW bat soup vid

    They are right about ‘culturally relative’. To me, eating a man’s ass is repugnant. To millions of leftists, it’s Tuesday.

  180. Roger

    $100,000 doesn’t seem like much compared to the graft and corruption going on over east, but broken down between me and the seven other taxpayers here it’s a fair whack.

    True. But it is an instructive vignette of government wastefulness in the current climater.

    Ask the average punter whether he thinks the money should have been spent on art or one or two extra fire trucks or more safety gear for volunteers.

  181. johanna

    Bruce of Newcastle
    #3301792, posted on January 25, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    So, Bruce, where exactly is this fireproof hamlet in the middle of the Blue Mountains?

    Johanna – Surely you know why I’m not answering that question?
    I don’t want some bonkers leftist turning up at her front door.

    Is that the best you can do?

    We have a series of small town with outlying homes in the middle of a vast eucalypt forest in rugged mountains, with one road in and out.

    Nothing to worry about, move along.

  182. Tailgunner

    Just FYI, I did the snake thing in Pho Quoc Island in errr,.. Vietnam.
    I had to catch the fkr myself out of an enclosure with about 50 snakes. Thing is trying to bite me! I asked if venomous, ” oh yes,very poison!” Thanks,xunts.
    Dude chopped the head off,drained the blood into a bottle of rice spirit, then slit it open and gave me the heart,still beating,on a little plate. It was only about the size of a 10c coin. Swallow it whole, could still feel it beating in my stomach.
    Cool as!!
    Then bbq the snake, delicious.
    I went pretty crazy as the night went on though.
    Snake Energy!!

  183. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC
    #3301797, posted on January 25, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    George is right for once.

    George Soros in Davos: 2020 Election Will Determine ‘Fate of the World’ (23 Jan)

    He’s just wrong about who the jackbooted thugs are. But no one ever believes he himself is the evil bastard.

  184. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is that the best you can do?

    Yes. Leftism is evil. Lefties will go after aged mothers. I am not stupid. I also am not without analytic skills when it comes to exothermic chemistry.

  185. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    extrapolating based on the official spread figures. you get 500 infections in a week, 19,000 in 2 weeks, 330,000 in 3 weeks and 5.6m in 4 weeks.

  186. Botswana O'Hooligan

    OK, a L-100 (civilian Hercules) went in, the troops bought the farm and the accident will be labelled CFIT or controlled flight into terrain. Hero’s, not really, just blokes who were highly paid and not volunteers, not flying fire fighting aeroplanes at gunpoint, they knew the risks, they paid the penalty and one hopes that they will RIP. My cousin flew for that mob for we are an aviation family, and he bought the farm from cancer probably caused by retardant, who knows. The Australian listed the volunteers as their Aussies of the year and rightly so for the volunteers do it as a duty and not for the loot, but The Australian has also listed Rudd/Fraser and other undesirables as their Aussies of the year which sort of takes the shine away from these very real hero’s.

  187. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay. Sigh. Now to abortion, although it really isn’t about the subject as such.

    45 has, or will, join/ed the US pro-life camp and will march publicly, declaring his support for the cause.

    This is important, although not necessarily because of the matter at hand.

    It is because he has nailed his colours to the mast on an issue, and demonstrated he stands for something, as opposed to our useless specimens – of whom one team is both pro and anti-coal, and the other pretends to be conservative while actively recruiting the other team and lunatic outriders (hi Old Yeller) into the fold, where they can destroy said fold from within.

    One of our lot are clueless, vague communists, and the other are determined to just be the nicest people they can be.

    45 has deliberately written off the percentage of people who oppose him on this issue, and who in all likelihood would never vote for him anyway.

    Yet another reminder of the practicalities of someone who’s spent his life in business, as opposed to a conglomeration of muppets who’ve never had a job.

  188. Mak Siccar

    Sorry if this has been posted before but if not, read it and weep. I think Victoriastan is beyond redemption.

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/01/how-daniel-andrews-gets-away-with-it/

    QED
    How Daniel Andrews Gets Away With It
    24th January 2020 Comments (6)

    Paul Collits

    Has there been a more successful creation of a modern woke state than that achieved by the current Premier of Victoria? Welcome to MelDanistan!

    To the northerner, one can only engage in vigorous head shaking at the gall, the ideological precision and, above all, at the success of the Andrews project. He has not been cowed by the relatively limited powers of a state government operating in the context of Australia’s evolving constitutional arrangements, with all their tilting towards centralism, and the concentration of power in Canberra.

    One is torn between revulsion and admiration, for the totality of his achievements in causes dear to a pulsating leftist heart. Bill de Blasio, a tall New Yorker buffoon who changed his name, and the horrid Londoner Sadiq Khan, Andrews’ equivalents in terms of commitment to the cause, can only shake their heads in wonderment at his progress towards a woke nirvana.

    Australian and other conservatives must wonder, too, at the apparent incompetence of Andrews’ local right-of-centre opponents and their almost total inability to land an electoral glove on him.

    I want to examine the Andrews story, to look in particular at the record in just a few areas – social policy wokeness; the politicisation of the police; abortion and euthanasia; the tilt to the green-left and its associated climate activism – to see if we can comprehend how all this has occurred.

    Etc etc

  189. JC

    Zipperhead.

    Calm down. We still don’t know a huge amount about this virus and may end up being another overblown global panic attack.

    Getting things in perspective, the flu kills 500,000 people a year around the world.

    As I said, calm the fuck down.

    ——————

    Americans love a good panic. Our kid was telling me that supermarkets in NYC are filled with people provisioning up just in case.

  190. Infidel Tiger

    Stokes, England’s vice-captain, paused as he left the field following his dismissal and, in response to comments from a spectator, appeared to say: “Come say that to me outside the ground, you f***ing four-eyed c***.”

    Stokes’ words were picked up by broadcasters and, though not shown live, were broadcast shortly after his dismissal. They were soon shared multiple times on social media. The spectator’s comments were not broadcast, though it is understood that the individual involved, who is middle-aged, swore at Stokes and suggested he looked like Sheeran.

    Hahaha!

  191. JC

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3301816, posted on January 25, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    extrapolating based on the official spread figures. you get 500 infections in a week, 19,000 in 2 weeks, 330,000 in 3 weeks and 5.6m in 4 weeks.

    Also the mortality rate could be hugely overblown too. We just don’t have enough facts.

  192. 8th Dan

    Get fucked, Lady Bountiful.

    Eloquent. Supremely eloquent.

    10/10

  193. feelthebern

    Feed the fire, JC.
    I won’t be satisfied until there is a full blown panic.
    I want every city on the planet to resemble the LA riots.

  194. Infidel Tiger

    We know enough that all travel to and from China must be suspended.

    I’d be quarantining all people who have been there in the last month too,

  195. feelthebern

    Just wait until there are 100mill Chinese boat people coming to Oz.

  196. Knuckle Dragger

    Gunner will recognise this concept from BoN’s earlier link at 9.38 about feminism and not dating woke chicks.

    Laurence Fox I’ve sort of heard of, but not in any life-changing sense. He is a nondescript acting guy who’s been in a host of minor league fillums and Netflix series.

    He’s come out in an interview, which will be distributed far and wide, saying that he won’t date woke chicks because they’re all nuffies. This is a stroke of genius.

    Because right this second, all the purdy woke nuffy chicks will be looking at themselves in the mirror, inspecting their (very real) beauty, enhanced rack and general A Grade rig and thinking ‘I am indeed awesome. How DARE he say I’m not good enough for him!’ and similar.

    For the next ten years, Laurence Fox will be neck deep in premium grade poon demonstrating their suitability for dating purposes.

    Game, sir. A Grade game, and very well played.

  197. johanna

    Slade were one of those unfashionable bands, rather like the mainstream political thought as opposed to the luvvies.

    Slade Alive is a wonderful album, which I still play today.
    The punters paid to see and hear a show, and boy did they get one. Like Status Quo, they made it look easy – like everyone was just having a party onstage.

    Of course, if it was easy, everyone would be a star. Quo and Slade were tight and accomplished bands.

    Thus endeth the lesson.

  198. feelthebern

    Actually, those 100mill Chinese boat people will be hitting Australia’s west coast.

  199. Infidel Tiger

    Australia has recorded its first case of coronavirus, a man aged in his 50s, Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos announced today.

    Authorities warn it is “highly likely” there will be other cases in Australia and it is still possible more passengers on this man’s flight will be diagnosed with coronavirus.

    The man is a Chinese national and is being treated at Monash in Clayton, Ms Mikakos said.

    He arrived in Melbourne on January 19 from China and displayed no symptoms on flight to Melbourne, she said.

    Complete and total travel ban needed.

  200. feelthebern

    We are about to see the greatest refugee crisis in world history.
    1.4billion Chinese on the move.
    Hopefully Australia does our part.

  201. Crossie

    Complete and total travel ban needed.

    You racist, you!

  202. feelthebern

    The sooner we airlift all the Chinese out of China the better we’ll all be.

  203. BrettW

    Who knew maths could actually be important to us after school ?

    “extrapolating based on the official spread figures. you get 500 infections in a week, 19,000 in 2 weeks, 330,000 in 3 weeks and 5.6m in 4 weeks”.

  204. feelthebern

    I can see Perth & most other WA towns having Chinese settlements on their outskirts.
    Similar to the movie District 9 & the alien settlements.

  205. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘The spectator’s comments were not broadcast, though it is understood that the individual involved, who is middle-aged, swore at Stokes and suggested he looked like Sheeran.’

    Ben Stokes will not only skate scot free from this, but probably be paid substantial compo by SA Crikkit.

    Nobody deserves comparison to Ed Sheeran. Not even Liability Bob.

  206. Bruce of Newcastle

    We are about to see the greatest refugee crisis in world history.

    Anyone blamed the Toyota Corona virus on climate change yet?
    Sure to come.
    Climate refugees don’t happen by themselves.
    Gaia’s bat soup revenge.

  207. JC

    Artie

    It won’t work if it’s a serious pandemic and other countries don’t shut them down. It will sneak in anyway. You have to shut down all travel in that case. Won’t happen.

  208. feelthebern

    The good news for Melbourne is that all the Chinese boat people will be eaten by Great White Sharks as they raft their way from Perth to Victoria.

  209. Infidel Tiger

    That makes no sense JC.
    You quarantine and intern every Chink on the planet and you at least have a chance.

    The real answer is nuclear strikes, but that should probably wait a week or two.

  210. woolfe

    JC,
    I love amazon prime! The Expanse, Homecoming, Justified, The Shield Marvelous Ms Maisel, Jack Ryan, The Boys, Goliath, The Terror, Bosch (brilliant),Hand of God, Blue Bloods, Start up, to name a few.

    Oh and everyone should move to brave browser, its awesome, no spying, no adverts

  211. feelthebern

    Bugger.
    A Great White Shark eats a Wuhan zombie & dies.
    Then the whole ecosystem gets screwed up.
    Next thing we know, there will be a bunch of uppity seals & whales running the ocean.

  212. Bruce of Newcastle

    The real answer is nuclear strikes

    Worst possible thing to do.
    I’m an expert.
    I read The Andromeda Strain once.

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