Tuesday Forum: January 28, 2020

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  1. It’s Remarkable

    True story btw,..beat a widow maker

    Well done to dodge one of those.
    Agree about the IQ of the average lollie, terrible if not treacherous.

  2. Eyrie

    JC, wind shear is a short term condition, usually in the vicinity of thunderstorm downbursts. If thunderstorms are forecast aircraft must carry holding or alternate aerodrome fuel. The occasional go round/ go to where nobody really wanted to go can occur. Not all that common.

  3. Fisky

    Singapore bans all mainlanders from entering. Australia, meanwhile, is keeping the borders open even to flights direct from Wuhan. Crazy.

  4. mh

    Rob Schneider

    @RobSchneider
    Thank YOU @ewarren for treating Americans like we are so completely f#cking stupid that we can’t think for ourselves. Luckily we have leaders like YOU who can tell us what to believe & how to vote. You are right:the stakes are too high to trust the people to decide for themselves https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1222550235861463040

    Elizabeth Warren

    @ewarren
    Replying to @ewarren
    The stakes of this election are too high. We need to fight the spread of false information that disempowers voters and undermines democracy. I’ll do my part—and I’m calling on my fellow candidates and big tech companies to do their part, too.

  5. Twostix:

    Hundreds of thousands of foreigners – many party members in the Chinese Communist Party owning property in our suburbs, having all the benefits and power of citizenship (such as joining political parties, donating to political parties, full access to our courts to fight against regulations against them etc) all power of a citizen merely minus the vote.

    What’s the bet the next Labor government will allow members of political parties to vote in State and Federal elections?

  6. JC

    Oh okay

    I was reminded of wind sheer driving out of town this evening. We were cruising along the free way and there was a sudden weather change literally in the about 100 yards and the car suddenly shifted sideways. Really weird.

  7. Armadillo

    but were bludgeoned into ignoring the vote.

    It will be interesting to see how American politics “play out” on that very point.

  8. Armadillo

    There will be a lot of very nervous Democrat senators right now.

  9. Steve trickler

    I like the rules. From observation it is one round only. You cop a significant blow and it’s game over. Suffer from continuous minor blows, it is game over.

    If you disobey these rules, you get whipped.



  10. Arky

    The communist functionaries are also more than paying their freight .. also for their kids too. Who cares?

    ..
    I do.

  11. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Guo waging information warfare on the CCCP

  12. Eyrie

    JC, turbulence can extend downwind up to 50 or so times the height of an obstacle. You certainly can get a sudden gust that can be felt easily while driving a car.

  13. Armadillo

    You certainly can get a sudden gust that can be felt easily while driving a car.

    You people need to stop subtly teasing Arky. He’s trying his best.

  14. MatrixTransform

    child #3 just informed Monash Uni moved exam a month later … nothing to do with Kung Flu I’m sure

  15. calli

    Why didn’t the emergency genset kick in?

    Perhaps those more familiar with hospital settings rather than chicken farms might like to comment.

  16. Knuckle Dragger

    Apparently – apparently – Monash committed a sin against The Narrative by pushing all their restarts back to mid-March.

  17. calli

    “Two or three minutes” might be the difference between life and death.

  18. mh

    Minnesota man convicted of raping girlfriend’s twin 4-year-old girls, giving them STD: report

    Arturo Macarro Gutierrez, 36, was arrested in October 2018 after one of the girls told her grandmother her “daddy” hurt her, the Pioneer Press reported. The girl was taken to the hospital where she tested positive for gonorrhea…

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/minnesota-man-convicted-of-raping-girlfriends-twin-4-year-old-daughters-and-giving-them-std

  19. mh

    Melbourne Stars. What is the cricketing term … shithouse?

  20. Old School Conservative

    I have never got over my contempt for pedantry.

    You need to delete have from that sentence to make it Proper English.
    (Smiles impishly, waits for the bite)

  21. Harlequin Decline

    In news from Thailand the Government has ordered the provinces to stop reporting the virus infections as of 27 January. They will report the ‘official’ ones on 7 February.

    The last reported number was 14. However Thailand gets about a third the outbound Chinese tourists so, assuming everything equal the best proxy would be to take half the reported cases apart from China and Thailand.

    That would put the estimate at 50+

    In other news the Thai PM visited Suvarnabhumi airport on a PR exercise aaaaaand,

    he’s come down with a fever.

    Social media has been less than kind.

  22. Geriatric Mayfly

    There will be a lot of very nervous Democrat senators right now.

    And there will be no whips a’ whippin’.

  23. Old School Conservative

    Minnesota man convicted of raping girlfriend’s twin 4-year-old girls, giving them STD

    Minnesota allows concealed carry.
    It would be a shame if this bloke “escaped’ and was mistaken for a burglar.

  24. Mark A

    “Two or three minutes” might be the difference between life and death.

    It can be, but a typical scenario is close to the 3 minute mark.
    A starting generator cannot pick up all the load instantly.
    What would be ideal is that certain sections of the hospital, like op and ICU would be on a battery supported circuit.
    Need not be huge just enough to supply power for those minutes, not unlike the common uninterruptible power supply (UPS) most of us use for PCs just a lot bigger.
    Quite doable if there is a will.

  25. Old School Conservative

    If you disobey these rules, you get whipped.

    I see some Northern Beaches mothers group participants in action.

  26. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Leigh Lowe at 9:07 pm:

    ” Knuckle Dragger
    #3308294, posted on January 31, 2020 at 8:36 pm
    LL,
    I heard McCheaty’s nick from inside my hotel in the Alice.
    Pretends he didn’t smash it. Shakes head until he gets whiplash. Fuck off.

    Exactly.
    Swung at a wide one.

    Loudest noise since Krakatoa.

    Ordinary chap.
    Good batsman.
    But not a great human being.”

    Good batsman.” In sideshow alley cricket? Phhhfffttt! There is not a “good” batsmen within coooeee of these galahs.

    Not one of them could emulate Dean Jones in Chennai in ’86; Mark Taylor in Peshawar a decade or so later; Doug Walters delivering a tailor made score ordered by his captain; Ponting, sending one to backward point, the next one square, the 3rd one to cover point and the last one to backward square – effortlessly; or Waugh, Stackie or Hayden. They’re soft, never tested. Allowed to fly home for a weekend if their girlfriend of two months sobs on the phone, followed by 3 days in bed when they return, to recover from the privations of first class.

  27. MatrixTransform

    UPS in critical environments is quite common
    Data centers, banks, hospitals etc
    handling the transition to generators
    we work in some places where they test the transition once a month
    the generator isn’t really a true backup unless its already spinning.
    just remember, some monkey like me programmed how all that junk works when needed
    …or doesn’t

  28. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    India’s first coronavirus patient has been moved to hospital where her condition is said to be improving, according to a report in Indian news site NDTV.

    More than 1,000 people in various parts of Kerala, on the southwest tip of India, are under observation for suspected cases of coronavirus, with 15 in isolation wards in various hospitals, according to the broadcaster.

    Authorities were attempting to contact all the passengers who travelled on a flight from Kolkata to Cochin on 23 January that the infected patient had been on, a day after she travelled from Beijing.

  29. Leigh Lowe

    What is your view of modern cricketers, Mick?

  30. Knuckle Dragger

    Mick GCQ:

    In my view – player managers. Odious flogs, not one worth a pinch of shit. Ricky Nixon’s dramas only happened because the pasty no-chin dildo got caught. Magnificent at telling mediocre players they’re one of the greats, and also at skimming plenty off the top.

    McConaughey playing Ben Stiller’s* manager in Tropic Thunder made it more of a doco than a pisstake.

    *Tugg Speedman. Great name, just a great name.

  31. stackja

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  32. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Minnesota allows concealed carry.
    It would be a shame if this bloke “escaped’ and was mistaken for a burglar.

    He should be given a fair trial, and shot at dawn, by a firing party who would go on to eat a hearty breakfast, with every evidence of enjoyment.

  33. Steve trickler

    AEMO-HQ. Soundtrack of the day. Just for you.



  34. Fisky

    Remember, the death toll is 150, and GDP is on track for 6.1% in 2020.

    Your Home Timeline
    曾錚 Jennifer Zeng
    @jenniferatntd
    ·
    21m
    Large numbers crow flying in the sky in Hubei, Henan, Tianjin & other places in China after the #CoronavirusOutbreak . People say crow can smell bodies, even before they die. Chinese people regard crow as very ominous #coronavirus

  35. Leigh Lowe

    Large numbers crow flying in the sky in Hubei, Henan, Tianjin & other places in China after the #CoronavirusOutbreak . People say crow can smell bodies, even before they die. Chinese people regard crow as very ominous #coronavirus

    Let them eat crow.

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Why are Arab states ‘divided’ in the face of the US-Israeli plan?

    The Arab States, particularly the Palestinians, have been playing the victim for so long, that they don’t really have much credibility in the game, any more.

  37. jupes

    They’re soft, never tested. Allowed to fly home for a weekend if their girlfriend of two months sobs on the phone, followed by 3 days in bed when they return, to recover from the privations of first class.

    Yeah nah. I was off Michael Clarke when he left a tour to see his girlfriend. However after his century against South Africa in 2014 when Morne Morkel broke his shoulder blade, I found respect for him. He is hard as nails.

  38. Fisky

    曾錚 Jennifer Zeng
    @jenniferatntd
    In many places in China, after the diagnosis of #coronavirus patients, the houses are besieged or entire families nailed inside the door, or even the whole building gets sealed
    多地出现患者被确诊后 住宅被围攻或全家被钉门里 甚至整栋大楼被封 #CoronavirusOutbreak #武漢 #武漢肺炎

    The WHO says, keep the borders open!

  39. Fisky

    Li Yuan
    @LiYuan6
    ·
    1h
    Qiu Xiangjian has only 2 days of feed left for his 40,000 chickens,but all the feed factories had closed. As China shuts down factories,markets&roads to combat coronavirus,small biz owners are desperate.Qiu’s chickens are starving this moment. My latest

    Oh dear. This virus crisis could well snowball into food shortages. God almighty.

  40. Fisky

    Li Yuan
    @LiYuan6
    ·
    1h
    Replying to
    @LiYuan6
    Xu Zhihua,CEO of sportswear brand Peak,wrote on his Weibo account: “The whole society has come to a standstill with almost zero consumption.”He worries that a lot of small- and medium-size companies won’t be able to pay back their loans. “Then the whole economy will be finished!”

  41. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Oh dear. This virus crisis could well snowball into food shortages. God almighty.

    the country is in freefall, the economy is imploding and the crisis is nowhere near its peak. it’s already anarchy and chaos but when people run out of money and food…

    social credit and mass surveillance isn’t going to save the CCP

  42. Leigh Lowe

    Qiu Xiangjian has only 2 days of feed left for his 40,000 chickens,but all the feed factories had closed. As China shuts down factories,markets&roads to combat coronavirus,small biz owners are desperate.Qiu’s chickens are starving this moment. My latest

    Here’s a fucking tip.
    Stop eating bats.
    Eat chickens.
    They taste just like bats.
    Trust me.

  43. Twostix

    Once they run out of food all those CCP functionaries are going to start calling in the favours that australian politicians, beuracrats and academics owe them.

    “We own Australian property, you owe it to us to let us live in our houses with our children and families who we pay you to let study in your schools, let us all in or we’ll destroy your economy!” millions of them will cry out.

  44. Fisky

    Matt Barrie
    @matt_barrie
    ·
    8h
    Russia, Mongolia, Nepal, DPRK, Vietnam: Close borders
    US, Japan: Do Not Travel
    Israel, Italy : Suspend flights
    Hong Kong: Cancel trains, ferries
    Philippines: Halt visas
    Kazakhstan: Stop transport
    Taiwan: Bar entry
    Australia: Here’s a pamphlet, buy a house? #auspol #ausbiz

  45. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    at some point the CCP censors will start keeling over and freedom of speech will start to creep in

  46. Infidel Tiger

    I said months ago that soon China was going to have to kneel down and kiss our dicks because they can not feed their populace and the usual globalists here objected.

    No need to apologise.

  47. Infidel Tiger

    We should send China a sheep ship full of our Frightbats to eat. They are already rancid and ready to go.

  48. Infidel Tiger

    Steve Bannon predicted a couple of years ago Australia was the canary in China’s coal mine.

    Smart dude.

  49. Fisky

    I said months ago that soon China was going to have to kneel down and kiss our dicks because they can not feed their populace and the usual globalists here objected.

    It’s really a triple humiliation for globalists – Brexit day, Trump acquittal, and the CCP being brought low. Their judgement is always so wrong on every level!

  50. Fisky

    Thank you Dover btw for your kind words up-thread. Being bombastically right on almost everything is a heavy cross to bear!

  51. Rockdoctor

    In news from Thailand the Government has ordered the provinces to stop reporting the virus infections as of 27 January. They will report the ‘official’ ones on 7 February.

    From what I heard Thai’s are already saying the Government is putting Chinese dollars ahead of Thai’s health. Guess them controlling the figures means they can fudge the books like they apparently have been with the Tourism numbers, friend & his wife went through Suvarnabhumi in December & January, they both commented that they have never seen it so quiet for a holiday period. They said the official figures were BS.

  52. Calli:

    Perhaps those more familiar with hospital settings rather than chicken farms might like to comment.

    My experience is with minor hospitals, but the gensets should have kicked in immediately – no excuses.
    What the hell is wrong with that hospital? Not enough trans engineers in the building phase?

  53. Coronavirus site:
    Graph shows no more cases @9225
    Deaths: 213
    Recovered: 222
    First time the recovery rate has outpaced the death rate.
    Woohoo! The crisis is over!
    But the Crows Still Fly Into Wuhan…

  54. Arky

    Qiu’s chickens are starving this moment.

    ..
    If all you have is chickens, feed them chicken.

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