Tuesday Forum: January 28, 2020

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  1. lotocoti

    Remember when people got sand in their gussets over New Year’s Eve fireworks?
    Good times.
    Good times.

  2. Roger

    Consensus reached on the OT:

    This is the stupidest government in our history.

  3. John of Mel

    I remember someone here ( I think it was Felix) was quite adamant that the House subpoenas were the most valid subpoenas in history of subpoenas.
    Not so:

    Question from Jeff Mason with Reuters: Can you walk us through the discrepancy between your side and the House impeachment managers with regard to the President — you guys alleging that the President was shut out from representation during the hearings? They preemptively said that that was false.

    You also said today, I believe, that the reason the White House didn’t take — didn’t allow or go through with the subpoenas is because the subpoenas were invalid. Can you just walk us through the discrepancies between the two sides on that?
    SOURCE ON THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM: Sure. On the subpoena question, first: There are one of several different legal reasons that apply to different requests for documents or witnesses. And this will be explained further in our presentation, but I’ll just sort of recap what I was saying today.
    One problem was that they began this impeachment inquiry in the HPSCI and the other committees that were meeting in the SCIF without any vote from the House to authorize it. And the essential point is that the Constitution gives the impeachment power to the House as a chamber — the whole House. For any committee to exercise part of that authority to a compulsory process, the committee has to be authorized by the House. That takes a vote of the House. And it could be in a resolution, it could be in a rule. It could be something that’s — but it has to be voted on by the House to actually delegate authority to the committee. There was no such vote here. And there was no jurisdiction in the standing rule to use the impeachment power for those committees.
    So those subpoenas were issued without authority and they were invalid. And that’s a pretty standard analysis for how you examine and have the committee (inaudible) issue a subpoena. The courts have said you have to look at the authorizing resolution that gives it its investigatory powers, and that was our point. And this was explained in letters at the time. I put up on the screen an October 18th letter that we explained at the time this reasoning. So that’s on the invalidity of the subpoenas.

    Taken from here.

  4. Infidel Tiger

    This government isn’t just stupid it’s positively dangerous.

    They are prepared to kill millions of Australians to appease Chicom bat juice drinking filthbots.

  5. Des Deskperson

    Calli, from the old thread:

    ‘That jerk has Wannan by a swing of just +1.23%.

    Tehan, get ready for a new job.’

    Wannon is Western Distract squatter territory. Tehan’s 2PP vote in 2019 was 60.4%, and he is personally very popular – I have relatives who live near Hamilton.

    He’s unlikely to be going anywhere in the foreseeable future.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    The same government that will arrest you for transporting an apple over state lines will allow virus filled Zombies to sit next to your children in school.

  7. Mother Lode

    I would like to thank my family, especially my Mum who always told me to dream big, my teachers who have been such a wonderful example of what to avoid, my hair dresser, my valet, and all the little people, especially the seven who took up the eight posts before mine that has made my being ninth possible!

  8. Tehan’s 2PP vote in 2019 was 60.4%,

    Meaningless number if the CressidaVirus strikes his electorate.

  9. John of Mel

    Thanks Mother Lode

    I don’t think you’re on the list Rossini .
    Unless you are his valet. Wait… are you his mum?

  10. Gab

    CDC has issued a level 3 warning for travel to CHina. Level 3 = avoid all non-essential travel to China.

    Meanwhile, in Australia, there’s no warning on the Smart Traveller website.

  11. Mother Lode

    I don’t think you’re on the list Rossini .
    Unless you are his valet. Wait… are you his mum?

    From the giddy heights of ninth place, all little people look the same.

  12. John of Mel

    My apologies, Rossini. He did include you in the list as “all the little people”.

  13. Roger

    Conclusion of the government’s current travel advisory on Wuhan:

    Australia has well established mechanisms to respond to ill travellers at points of entry and there is no cause for alarm in Australia.

    Under Australian legislation airlines must report passengers on board showing signs of an infectious disease, including fever, sweats or chills.

    Planes reporting ill travellers are met on arrival by biosecurity officers who make an assessment and take necessary actions, such as isolation and referral to hospital where required.

    No cause for alarm, folks.

    Except the Chinese concede the virus can be spread by carriers who are asymptomatic, which is why they are implementing the strictest quarantine regime in history, albeit too late.

  14. EvilElvis

    So we have a gargantuan health bureaucracy, yet we need to be taking advice for the health of our country from the WHO via China.
    We also have an advertising agency, Tourism Australia, who take their lead from a Chinese tourism agency.
    We also have an education minister who is full steam ahead, nothing to see here, yet individual schools have taken notice of punters concerns for Australian children’s welfare and have belatedly placed measures.

    Why the fuck do we need to be paying all these hopeless clowns? What really is the benefit to taxpayers? It’s fucking zero, that’s what. More to the point, they’re cheaper on the dole than in their current grossly overpaid, diploma riding, self fulfilled positions.

  15. EvilElvis

    The same government that will arrest you for transporting an apple over state lines will allow virus filled Zombies to sit next to your children in school.

    Boom!

  16. Roger

    From the OT courtesy Boambee John:

    we had our Health (!?!?!?) MinisterHunt on the radio this morning, assuring us that there is no evidence of person to person transmission!

    Stupid and dangerous.

  17. Tel

    The same government that will arrest you for transporting an apple over state lines will allow virus filled Zombies to sit next to your children in school.

    I think you are wrong on that one IT … it’s the state governments that legislate and enforce fruit quarantine between states. They are different entities to the Commonwealth which is responsible for border security and international quarantine. Just as an example … https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/biosecurity/fruit_fly/bringing_fruit_and_vegetables_into_south_australia

    Note the South Australian government logo in the corner there.

  18. EvilElvis

    I’ll be stealing that IT for a few Facebook rants as required.

  19. Roger:

    This is the stupidest government in our history.

    It’s up against a pretty tough field, but.

  20. Roger

    Australian chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy on Monday said there was still no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission outside of China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the virus.

    Prof Murphy disputed suggestions the virus could be transmitted during the 14-day incubation period when people weren’t displaying symptoms.

    “The expert panels that met today were not convinced of that,” he told reporters in Melbourne.

    Now the doctor may be right, but wouldn’t prudence suggest a stricter approach is justified given the possible scenario if he is wrong?

    The Chinese think so.

  21. Tel

    Why the fuck do we need to be paying all these hopeless clowns?

    Because the other choice was Bill Shorten *sigh*.

  22. Tel

    Australian chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy on Monday said there was still no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission outside of China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the virus.

    Ask him to explain what makes humans outside of Hubei province different to humans inside Hubei province and when he fails to come up with a suitable explanation … sack him and list him as unsuitable to hold any position of responsibility.

  23. Lilliana:

    What the hell? This guy/government is delusional. ALL flights should have been stopped days ago. At what point are these jokers going realise we have a problem with 10000’s of chinese incubators returning from ground zero to wander around our capital cities.

    In one short sentence, our ruling elites have blown whatever shreds of competency they had left, out of the water.

  24. 1735099

    From the old thread –

    Are you taking the piss? This arsehole didn’t have the guts to walk the jungle trail.
    He has spent fifty years denigrating the men he didn’t have the guts to join.

    In our battalion, we called them “tracks”. You must have hung around with a bunch of Septics.,
    The rest of your post is bitter fantasy – posted anonymously by a fearless keyboard warrior who lacks the guts to be identified so his (alleged) glorious record can be examined, whereas I am identifiable and my service record is in the public domain.
    He gets his rocks off by making up stories about my service without ever having anything to do with me or the men with whom I served, who are in a much better position to make judgements.
    He is egged on by a bunch of misfits on this site who never saw active service, but fantasise that they would have if they could have.
    Last year a failed pseudo historian also got in the act but retired hurt when he got his backside handed to him around a few quite easily verifiable facts.
    I could have a lot of fun by making up fantasy about Johno, as he does about me, along the lines of –
    “Did you know he shot himself in the foot on his first tour? After joining up as a reg when he couldn’t get a job, only to be booted from one battalion another because he was such a bugger of a soldier. He has never gotten over the historical fact that the Vietnamese prevailed in the end, and takes his bitterness out by abusing other veterans”.
    I could do that – but I won’t. It’s just as valid as the fantasy he posts about my service. But I exhibit a little more class.
    I never “peeled spuds” – I was never a “stenographer”, and like many other Nashos who didn’t want to be there, I was at the sharp end saving some other poor bugger from that experience for half of my tour.
    We were fighting for each other – not to save the Vietnamese from Communism, to keep Nixon in the White House, or the Coalition in power.
    We were generally successful in the first endeavour, because most of us came home.
    Those who were fighting for the two other reasons have never quite recovered from the nasty reality of history.
    It’s all in my book – a book that the men I served with in 5 platoon and Q platoon have received well.
    These are the men whose opinions I value – not those of superannuated ex military who lack any real appreciation of the history of the country they claim to have fought for.
    I am abused here, Old Tom Parr, because I don’t kowtow to the Catallaxy orthodoxy – simple as that, and confected stories about my service are the weapon of choice.
    And I don’t give a stuff.
    I’ve dealt quite successfully with abuse and hostility all my life – mostly from disturbed kids. Much of what comes up here reminds me unerringly of them. Compared to many of them, this crew are pissweak. There’s a lot of mental illness lurking here.
    And by the way – I detest the label “veteran”. It’s a transpacific term My dad was called a “returned serviceman”. That was good enough for him, and it’s good enough for me.

  25. Fat Tony

    1735099 = Troll
    Do not engage trolls
    FUCK OFF TROLL

  26. calli

    Thanks for that, Des. I misread the election results. My fiery glee is now subdued to ashes.

    Great, isn’t it? Reckless with childrens’ welfare, unlikely to be unseated.

  27. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Australian chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy on Monday said there was still no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission outside of China’s Hubei province,

    the man should read the cat

  28. stackja

    The practice of quarantine began during the 14th century in an effort to protect coastal cities from plague epidemics. Ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to sit at anchor for 40 days before offloading on shore. This practice, called quarantine, was derived from the Italian words quaranta giorni which means “forty days”. From the 1830s until 1984, migrant ships arriving in Sydney with suspected contagious disease stopped inside North head and offloaded passengers and crew into quarantine to protect local residents.

  29. stackja

    Fat Tony
    #3304737, posted on January 28, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Scrolling, Scrolling, Scrolling… Rawhide!

  30. Boambee John

    From the old thread.

    Lizzie at 1122

    Individual schools make their own decisions but the advice from the Australian government is to follow our medical advice,” he told ABC radio. “We want to make sure that we continue to send a message that Australia is open for international students.

    I am not sure if we are governed by idiots advised by fools, or by fools advised by idiots!

    As well as the above stupidity from Tehan, we had our Health (!?!?!?) MinisterHunt on the radio this morning, assuring us that there is no evidence of person to person transmission! Presumably the only common factor is everyone had a meal of raw bat!

  31. Mark M

    Madeleine Morris, of abc factcheck, has decided to walk the talk.

    I factcheck Maddy.

    Calculating your carbon footprint. Here’s why my family will try to cut our emissions by 7.6 per cent

    “Sure, we fly for holidays quite a bit to visit the family in Queensland and usually a yearly overseas trip — but, hey, we offset those flights.”

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-28/climate-change-bushfires-and-cutting-my-carbon-emissions/11892230

    Wait. What?
    Carbon offsets?

    Carbon markets will not help stop climate change

    “We now know from abundant experience from various carbon markets how these trading systems can be gamed and cheated.”

    https://climatechangenews.com/2019/12/13/carbon-markets-will-not-help-stop-climate-change/

    Carbon offsets have patchy human rights record. Now UN talks erode safeguards

    https://climatechangenews.com/2019/12/09/carbon-offsets-patchy-human-rights-record-now-un-talks-erode-safeguards/

    A new global carbon market could unleash finance for projects around the world. But protections for local communities were weakened in draft rules at Cop25

    Maddy’s gonna need a bigger calculator.

  32. Johno

    It hates being ridiculed for being the gutless little POGO it is. Diddums poncy poonce.

  33. Fisky

    Oh dear. The CATO Institute’s immigration scholar, David Bier OPPOSES the Trump administration’s public charge rule, excluding immigrants who are almost certainly going to go on welfare.

    Never ever trust the “libertarian movement”!

    David Bier
    @David_J_Bier
    ·
    7h
    Disastrous, especially for immigrants and their American spouses, parents, and children. This rule is about indiscriminately keeping out low-income immigrants, not about welfare. It is the nativist version of executive action 10 times the scale of DACA
    Quote Tweet

    The Washington Post
    @washingtonpost
    · 8h
    Supreme Court allows Trump administration to implement new rules for immigrants who might use public-assistance programs https://washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-allows-trump-administration-to-proceed-with-immigration-rules/2020/01/27/6adb9688-412c-11ea-aa6a-083d01b3ed18_story.html

  34. Fisky

    The “libertarian” movement is a total fraud, saying one thing but doing another. The reality is, they LOVE open borders especially with a welfare state for new arrivals.

  35. stackja

    USA CDC:

    Q: How does the virus spread?

    A: This virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. It’s not clear yet how easily 2019-nCoV spreads from person-to-person. When person-to-person spread has occurred with MERS and SARS, it is thought to have happened mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. Spread of MERS and SARS between people has generally occurred between close contacts.

    Isolation once was at The Prince Henry Hospital for infectious diseases. Now open door to infection. Measles, now Wuhan flu.

  36. Dr Faustus

    Now the doctor may be right, but wouldn’t prudence suggest a stricter approach is justified given the possible scenario if he is wrong?

    The precautionary principle only applies where the stakes are large, facts uncertain, and someone else owns the decision. Otherwise, BAU, with carefully crafted backup excuses for when things go wrong.

  37. Johno

    “It is both his sword and his shield.” Thatis rather elegant Mater.

  38. Mother Lode

    Offsets, if anything at all, are just a way of avoiding changing your lifestyle.

    Yet that decrepit outfit she works for is forever demanding new laws and rules to force other people to change their lifestyles.

    But what her offsets do is tell her she can scream, yell, upbraid and despise the great unwashed (who probably shower more regularly than her mung-flatulating set) with a clear conscience.

    Just consider of how shallow you have to be to do that.

  39. MarcH

    The results of the latest ABC NEWS WATCH productivity survey are in and they are quite shocking.
    The independent assessment of the productivity of ABC’s News division has been undertaken since 2010 using data from 2003. The survey compares the number of news stories in ABC’s News Archive for the month of June each year against total staffing of ABC’s News Division recorded in ABC’s annual reports.

    The best figures over the 16 year time period were in 2008 when ABC’s 865 News staff produced 8894 stories at a rate of 10.3 stories per month. The trend since then has been spiralling downward at an astonishing rate with an exponential trend. The latest result for 2019 show ABC’s 1294 News Staff produced just 2948 stories last June. This amounts to just 2.3 stories per News Staffer per month. 2.3 per month!!! Of concern or something to welcome, our model projections that show there will be ZERO ABC news output in early 2021.

    For more on these figures see this exclusive ABC NEWS WATCH REPORT

    https://abcnewswatch.blogspot.com/2020/01/abc-news-productivity-model-indicate.html

  40. Roger

    Spread of MERS and SARS between people has generally occurred between close contacts.

    Would people spending hours together on a plane qualify as ‘close’?

    Not to mention the departure lounge.

  41. Is there anything to the rumour that ABC staff are the carriers of the CressidaVirus?

  42. Johno

    Anyway Sniffy that’s your 2 minutes of fame this week. I shall now go back to ignoring you. Lift your game, lad and you might get off lightly next week. I said “might” not ” you will.” It is rather entertaining giving you a flogging now and then.

  43. Roger

    Offsets, if anything at all, are just a way of avoiding changing your lifestyle.

    The Letters of Indulgence of the new religion.

  44. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Well, lookee New Fred. Masks on? Preppers all organised?

    Anyone wanting more discussion of the Corona virus check back this morning on ye Olde Fred. Especially China’s recent release of new figures. Plenty of evidence there that our politicians are ill advised, behind the times on this virus, and useless.

    Meanwhile, let’s declare this thread virus free. It’s so much nicer that way. So easy too. 🙂

  45. For those keen to understand how the Trump trial is unfolding. As I suggested on the old OF at 8.38am, and as reflected in Pam Bondi’s address, the Trump case will be (in part) that the evidence of the behaviour of the Bidens is such that it is at least a reasonable possibilty that Trump was motivated to force Ukraine to come down hard on corruption. From that it follows that there must be a reasonable doubt as to his guilt.

  46. Meanwhile, let’s declare this thread virus free.

    First you need to scrub the floors with bleach.

  47. Mark M

    Madeleine Morris, of abc factcheck, has decided to walk the talk.

    I factcheck Maddy.

    Calculating your carbon footprint. Here’s why my family will try to cut our emissions by 7.6 per cent

    “Here you just have to enter your spend according to whether you are a vegetarian, pescatarian, low, medium or high meat eater.”

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-28/climate-change-bushfires-and-cutting-my-carbon-emissions/11892230

    Wait. What?
    A meat eater?

    2012: “In 2006, the United Nations concluded that the livestock industry was a big contributor to climate change.
    Mitloehner convinced the U.N. to recant its claim in 2010.”

    https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/prof-debunks-flatulence-as-major-cause-of-global-warming/article_1c6c9c5e-2dbb-11e2-9e51-0019bb2963f4.html

    Frank Mitloehner: Cattle, climate change and the methane myth – june, 2019:

    India alone has more cattle than the United States, the European Union and China combined, but they don’t even eat those animals.
    Those bovines in India that are dairy animals produce an amount of dairy, of milk, that’s nominal.
    It takes about 15 to 20 cows in India to produce the same amount of milk as one cow in the United States. That’s why these herds are so enormous.

    Well, what we have to do is pretty straightforward: We have to do the same thing that we have done in countries like the United States or Denmark.
    For example, in the United States, we used to have 25 million dairy cows back in 1950 — 25 million dairy cows.
    Today, we only have 9 million dairy cows.
    We have shrunk the herd drastically.
    But with this much smaller herd today — with the 9 million — we are producing 60% more milk.
    That means we have shrunk the carbon footprint of the dairy industry by two-thirds in the United States between 1950 and today.

    https://www.alltech.com/features-podcast-blog/frank-mitloehner-cattle-climate-change-and-methane-myth

    No, Four Pounds of Beef Doesn’t Equal the Emissions of a Transatlantic Flight

    Per passenger, a one-way flight from NYC to London causes 1,980 lbs (898 kg) of CO2 equivalent emissions

    https://ghgguru.faculty.ucdavis.edu/2019/09/26/no-four-pounds-of-beef-doesnt-equal-the-emissions-of-a-transatlantic-flight/

    >>NB: Thank you fossil fuels.

  48. Zatara

    Anyone interested in watching Trump’s defense team do their thing today it can be found here.

    If you are short of time I can highly recommend Professor Alan Dershowitz and Robert Ray, the last two speakers.

    If you want to see the “debunked” Biden and son story undebunked with precision, Pam Bondi is your best choice.

    But really, the whole thing was worth every minute of watching. A historic demolition of what the Dems fatuously describe as their case.

  49. MatrixTransform

    I’ve dealt quite successfully with abuse and hostility all my life

    Fuck off Numpty

  50. Mother Lode

    The Letters of Indulgence of the new religion.

    Indulgences did not secure the forgiveness of sins (they related only to punishments), and they certainly never bestowed moral authority.

    Yet I will bet that Madd woman will consider herself a paragon of virtue blissfully* unaware that she is guilty of exactly what her ilk (and likely her) of what she wrongfully condemns the Church for.

    Ignorance and unawareness is conditions for bliss among the Ultimo collective and their fellow travellers.

  51. feelthebern

    Australian chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy on Monday said there was still no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission outside of China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the virus.

    This is contrary to what’s being said on WeChat.
    This is contrary to what the CDC is saying.

  52. twostix

    CDC has issued a level 3 warning for travel to CHina. Level 3 = avoid all non-essential travel to China.

    Meanwhile, in Australia, there’s no warning on the Smart Traveller website.

    This is what having a fifth column inside a country looks like.

    200,000 “students”, tens of thousands of chinese fake “tourists” on working visas slaving on backwater fruit orchids, a million+ “residents” – their CCP directly and overtly holds up our residential housing and construction industry, and China generally our coal and increasingly farming sectors.

    We’re effectively a province right now and won’t do anything that would seriously upset Beijing at this sensitive time.

  53. Keith Forwheels

    There is no other conclusion, excepts those that are even worse. Put a fork in it, we’re done.

  54. feelthebern

    There’s a lot on WeChat about multiple recent arrivals/returnees from Wuhan presenting with symptoms at Sydney hospitals.
    I can’t imagine they all are true.
    But more concerning, there is no reporting of this in the msm.
    Do you believe this isn’t happening ie do you believe the government & the msm?
    Or do you have some sense about you?

  55. twostix

    2018 – 19 Migration Program Report

    Migration Program Outcome – Further Information
    Source countries
    The largest source countries of migrants in 2018-19 were:
     India with 33,611 places
     China with 24,282 places
     United Kingdom with 13,689 places
     Philippines with 9159 places
     New Zealand with 6209 places
     Vietnam with 5532 places
     Pakistan with 4739 places
     Nepal with 4096 places
     South Africa with 3861 places
     United States of America with 3812 places

  56. feelthebern

     Nepal with 4096 places

    Why the influx of Nepalese?

  57. Tom

    The best figures over the 16 year time period were in 2008 when ABC’s 865 News staff produced 8894 stories at a rate of 10.3 stories per month. The trend since then has been spiralling downward at an astonishing rate with an exponential trend. The latest result for 2019 show ABC’s 1294 News Staff produced just 2948 stories last June. This amounts to just 2.3 stories per News Staffer per month.

    Many thanks, MarcH.

    Based on a lifetime’s experience, the current ABC News productivity per staff member is no more than 10% of the productivity of any staffer in a real newsroom that relies for its funding on commercial performance – i.e. ratings.

    Anyone in a commercial newsroom that produces fewer than one or two stories per day – 20-40 per working month – would be considered a bludger not carrying his/her weight. The statistics tell us there is not a single editorial staffer at the ABC who is not on average a bludger.

    Apart from the fact that it routinely flouts its charter, the ABC is a giant waste of money that employs people to bludge off taxpayers.

  58. struth

    Mr Tehan said on Tuesday that Australia must “send a message” that the country is still open to international students, and all schools should follow the advice that pupils must be in class.

    ……………………………….unless protesting about Climate Change

  59. Why the influx of Nepalese?

    Nuclear physicists and electric turbine designers and engineers.

  60. twostix

    We’re bringing in more Chinese immigrants each year than every anglosphere country combined.

    And that’s just bodies in the country. Then there’s the long reach of the CCP into our residential housing market, construction, mining and now farming sectors.

    ——————————————
    Not even mentioning that all combined, Asian immigration is running at about 70% of our immigration intake. Keating said Labor wants Australia to be part of Asia not Europe, and here we are: India and China alone providing 50,000 people per year, every year.

    This is a catastrophe.

  61. Fisky

    Hahaaaaaaa! Take that, Australia’s education sector.

    China’s Ministry of Education announced that English proficiency exams Chinese students take to get enrolled by foreign universities will be cancelled nationwide during February in view of the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak.

    The exams include the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

    The IELTS test scheduled for Jan. 31 was also called off, according to the ministry.

    Noting the prevention and control of the epidemic is the top priority at the present time, the ministry asked for the understanding of test takers and promised to update new test plans based on the progress of epidemic control.

    Pretty soon the federal government will have to organise free charter flights direct from Wuhan to avoid a technical recession. Plane loads of zombies being waved through the usual requirements so our universities and property market don’t go bust.

  62. Speedbox

    feelthebern
    #3304568, posted on January 28, 2020 at 11:22 am
    Anyone been to Wedge Island?

    If you mean Wedge Island, South Australia – Yes, full of snakes.

    If you mean Wedge Island, Western Australia – No.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    We’re bringing in more Chinese immigrants each year than every anglosphere country combined.

    And that assumes the immigrants from the Anglosphere aren’t bat eaters.

  64. EvilElvis

    Is there anything to the rumour that ABC staff are the carriers of the CressidaVirus?

    Getting your viruses and parasites mixed up, rambler. They may both kill the host at this stage though…

  65. twostix

    The white australian birthrate is well below replacement rate.

    With a million plus settlers from Asia each decade we’ll be an Asiatic country in 50 years.

    Not going to happen of course. We’ve been in this boat before right before Federation after the gold rush. It was what drove acceptance of federation – the promise to protect our borders and our people from a land rush from Asia.

    But what this time?

  66. Ian

    What a breath of fresh air is Ash Barty, minutes after winning her qtr fnl was interviewed on court. She was very gracious about her opponent, did not big note herself, was self depreciating when asked about her multi sports talents (good at cricket and golf) and revealed that she enjoys the social side of sport with a few drinks. Go you good thing!!

  67. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Why the influx of Nepalese?

    Nuclear physicists and electric turbine designers and engineers.

    and you should see them handle a plow

  68. Mother Lode

    Apart from the fact that it routinely flouts its charter, the ABC is a giant waste of money that employs people to bludge off taxpayers.

    They used to be able to get away with being a conduit to channel BBC dramas to Australians who would have had no access to them otherwise.

    Now they take pride in their Mills and Boone like production of ‘edgy’ ‘progressive’ dramas which follow a couple of simple formulas with some stock characters like a ignorant bigoted white male, the feisty minority wymminses lawyer, hapless immigrants, Aboriginals, Musl1ms etc.

    Diversity pr0n.

    And, just to show how brazen they are, they advertise in public places. “Look what we are doing with your money. And there is nothing you can do about it.”

    Bastards!

  69. twostix

    There seems to be a real perverse ideology that opreates in the Canberra / Sydney and Melbourne bugman class.

    An Asian fetish.

    We see it in a lot of the old man leftwing commenters here who we always learn have a seedy love affair with Vietnam or Thailand and SE Asia and often have lived there on and off in their lives.

    Back in the 90’s they took of the mask, opened up the flood gates and the result was One Nation, which resulted in Howard opening the floodgates from the UK to try and hide or offset (which one it was depends on if you’re feeling charitable) the massive rates of Asian immigration.

    Go back to 1880 and you’ll find them there too. Declaring Australia to be an Asian continent, telling us post-gold rush to just lay back and accept that China will be our influencer. The people said no to the creeps then too.

    Looks like they’re at it again, having crushed UK immigration to a mere 13,000 a year and boosted Asian immigration to a combined total of nearly 100,000 a year.

  70. twostix

    If the Chinese aren’t allowed to come to Australia for a few months due to a travel ban or quarantine, what would happen to our residential property market?

    There will be a 15% drop in house prices, all day long.

  71. Stackja:

    Isolation once was at The Prince Henry Hospital for infectious diseases. Now open door to infection. Measles, now Wuhan flu.

    Wuhan Zombie Virus, please stackja.
    We at the Cat larf in the face of death.
    Ha ha ha!
    Coff.

  72. Infidel Tiger

    Calls to deploy RAAF to evacuate 400 Australians in China
    Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne is under pressure to free hundreds of Australians trapped in China.
    The Morrison government is under mounting pressure to evacuate hundreds of Australians stranded in Hubei province by the coronavirus outbreak.

    WTF?

    The only thing the RAAF should be doing is blowing planes carrying Chinese Zombies out of the sky. not escorting them in.

  73. liliana

    Hardly surprising the government is so quiet. The quislings are cross checking to make sure all departments are on the same page. “Nothing to see here folks, move all.” Wouldn’t want to jeopardise any donations to the Liberal Party. Both major parties are bought and paid for. Haven’t heard boo out of Albo. Tanya had a bit of a go with the pledge but got shouted down by the globalist fanatics. Going by the calibre of our current politicians then we are stuffed.

  74. lotocoti

    Anyone in a commercial newsroom …

    Cutting three local stories for the main news was a good day’s work.
    Two was pretty laid back, four or more and the CoS was laying on the lash.

  75. struth

    Welcome to being part of Asia.
    Having fun yet?

  76. the calibre of our current politicians

    What is it?
    I know they are rimfire.

  77. Mother Lode

    Cutting three local stories for the main news was a good day’s work.
    Two was pretty laid back, four or more and the CoS was laying on the lash.

    What is more amazing is that MSNBC and Al Jazeera have generally covered the world for them – they just make notes and read it out with an Australian accent.

    Reporting on Australia is by far the harder task and required vastly more imagination (and original malice).

  78. JC

    Zipperhead.

    The bateater is quite decent looking.

  79. Infidel Tiger

    CSL shares up. on an otherwise terrible day for markets.

    Could be a busy few decades with all the bateaters we have coming in.

  80. feelthebern

    A contractor at the Roy Hill mine has been killed.
    I don’t understand how many workers are getting killed at these big open cut mines (iron ore & coal).

  81. feelthebern

    CSL shares up. on an otherwise terrible day for markets.

    No one realises how much product CSL sources from China.

  82. feelthebern

    At some stage Australians will demand to be paid for their blood, like they do in other countries, like China & the US (both places in which CSL pays for blood).

  83. JC

    Artie.

    Can you please stop some of this. Unless we close the airports to all international traffic, then all we’re likely to be doing is slowing down the affliction, but you won’t be able to stop it coming here.

  84. woolfe

    FTB, There was 1 fatality in WA last year and 2 the year before. 1 is too many of course. Last years was at a granite quarry.

  85. lotocoti

    Calls to deploy RAAF to evacuate 400 Australians in China

    The PLA would be totes cool with foreign military aircraft overflying bits of China.
    The CCP wouldn’t lose of face if foreign military aircraft started lifting people out China.
    #delvingintotherealmsoffantasy

  86. feelthebern

    Australia wouldn’t act alone regarding a travel ban.
    It would depend on what Trump does.
    In an election year, would he pressure China to stop all international travel?
    Who knows the answer to that question?

  87. Infidel Tiger

    A contractor at the Roy Hill mine has been killed.
    I don’t understand how many workers are getting killed at these big open cut mines (iron ore & coal).

    The curse of Hi Viz and OH&S overkill.

    You think you are immune.

  88. Mother Lode

    the calibre of our current politicians

    What is it?
    I know they are rimfire.

    They are a range of bores – each has a unique way to blanch life out of the moment.

  89. The total confirmed cases in China is a bit of a worry, with the death:recovered ratio at 2:1.

  90. feelthebern

    QLD & NSW had a few last year Woolfe.
    All open cut mines from memory.

  91. Infidel Tiger

    Coronavirus sparks petition from Sydney Chinese community urging NSW Government to ban students

    What an interesting time to be alive.

    Our government is trying to kill us. The zombie horde rellos are trying to save us.

  92. Bruce of Newcastle

    At some stage Australians will demand to be paid for their blood, like they do in other countries,

    Unlikely FTB. Aussie volunteering spirit is wonderful. Was at blood bus a week or so ago and they turned away a couple people while I was there. Another first timer was accepted because there was one appointment free, he waited a couple hours to donate.

    If I was offered payment I’d give up donating I think. It wouldn’t be the same.

  93. I.T.

    The curse of Hi Viz and OH&S overkill.
    You think you are immune.

    Wukkas deafened by the beep beep reversing noise.
    They don’t look any more, just step out after not hearing the noise.

  94. feelthebern

    Thanks for that Winston.
    Johns Hopkins should be at least close to the money.

  95. areff

    In the old days, when newspapers hired 18-year-olds straight out of school, and trained them as cadets, the chief of staff would have had a bunch of kids available for stationing in hospital emergency rooms to keep track of who was coming in and why. Hint: Chinamen wearing face masks and worried looks would be a solid indication.

    Today? Monitor twitter for the first allegation that fear of Kung Flu is a manifestation of racism, snatch quote from Tim Southpossumpants press release asserting as much, and then transcribe choice bits of Tehan’s latest statement.

    First rule of (non-ABC) journalism: don’t ever leave the office. You might get dust on your shoes, and who would monitor twitter?

    These days, they don’t even hire cadets. Things were different in 1973, when this pic of the latest Herald and Sun News-Pic cadets appeared in House News.

  96. feelthebern

    I don’t understand Bruce.
    CSL pays Chinese people for their blood. From which they derive profit.
    CSL pays Americans for their blood. From which they derive profit.
    Every time I hear of a blood shortage, the questions I always ask myself:
    1) why don’t they pay for it;
    2) of the blood collected in Oz, how much of it ends up overseas in more profitable jurisdictions.

  97. DrBeauGan

    My cleaning lady is in China. Shanghai region. She went back for the new year. I expect her to stay in China for a few weeks more, while I have a replacement.

    Then she can bring the disease back.

    I’m not going back to Cuba to escape it though; I caught a cold in Paris on the way back. Not smoking enough..

    The prophylactic effect of cigars cannot be overestimated. If the tract is full of enough tar, no virus can survive in it.

  98. feelthebern

    I imagine CSL will be increasing the price they sell albumin into private Chinese clinics by 100% over the coming month.
    Think about that the next time you give blood.
    Maybe you should also volunteer your time to pack shelves at Woollies or Coles, just in case you think they aren’t making enough money.

  99. Bogey. There is nothing like a cigar first thing in the morning, to make cough up all that shit out of your lungs.

  100. JC

    DrBeauGan
    #3304829, posted on January 28, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    My cleaning lady is in China. Shanghai region

    Lol, so is ours. It’s killing wifey too.

    The prophylactic effect of cigars cannot be overestimated. If the tract is full of enough tar, no virus can survive in it.

    May take it up just to avoid the virus. Good idea.

  101. Incoherent Rambler:

    Bogey. There is nothing like a cigar first thing in the morning, to make cough up all that shit out of your lungs.

    I have often said that smokers are the only people who do deep breathing and coughing exercises.

  102. DrBeauGan

    If you never hear from me again, it will be because my cigars weren’t adequate protection against the coronavirus. This is known as the Death Flounce.

  103. The Barking Toad

    Some idiot recently praised prince chuck; Judith Sloan does a hit job on this inbred fucking idiot:

    Well done Judith. Tampon Charlie is a fucking liability to Betty.

    And so is his adopted son – the ginge spawned from the groomsman.

  104. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Germany reports first case of coronavirus

  105. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    One of the main reasons for panic is the fact that certain netizens, either paid by the government or speaking out of their own belief, are patrolling social media platforms, accusing netizens who ask for help or express their frustrations of spreading rumors that create trouble. Some netizens also started to worry that the authorities could cut the internet in Wuhan as part of the lockdown

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    Every time I hear of a blood shortage, the questions I always ask myself:
    1) why don’t they pay for it

    Get the wrong sort of donors Bern. One of the nice things about last visit was a lot of tradies in the queue. Nice big clean living blokes who have learned to work and get ahead. And feel like helping someone else with their blood.

    The US payments don’t seem especially attractive either, from what I could see in a quickie search.

  107. feelthebern

    It’s also in the Ivory Coast.
    The best thing Africa could do is take a flame thrower to any reported cases.
    Or maybe that’s what the Gates Foundation wanted all along.

  108. cohenite

    Alan Dershowitz is very good. And he’s 81 years old.

  109. Dr Faustus

    Australia changes medical advice on returning to school

    In Australia the New South Wales government has announced that it is changing its advice with regards to parents sending their children back to school after the long summer break.
    Children who have returned from China in the past two weeks have been asked to stay home from school.

    Making it up as they go along.

  110. Not Uh oh

    Pickles
    #3304695, posted on January 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm
    Farewell Whiteman. Ken fairweather. Ripping yarn great bloke.

    $39.99 in paperback! Think I’ll wait for my local library to get a copy in.

  111. Cassie of Sydney

    Seems that Possum man doesn’t like independent Indigenous thinkers and voices…such as those who rightly think that Bruce Pascoe is a big fraud.

    “Ken Wyatt dumps Josephine Cashman in wake of Dark Emu scandal

    The indigenous entrepreneur who formally alleged that acclaimed author Bruce Pascoe gained a financial benefit from wrongly claiming to be Aboriginal has lost her place on the senior body advising government on the co-design of a voice.

    “I have today written to Ms (Josephine) Cashman to advise her of the cessation of her appointment to the Voice Co-design Senior Advisory Group,” indigenous Australians minister Ken Wyatt said in an email to newsrooms on Tuesday.

    “Following recent discussions with the Senior Advisory Group Co-Chairs, Professor Dr Marcia Langton AM and Professor Tom Calma AO, and after careful consideration, I have decided that Ms Cashman’s membership of the Group is no longer tenable.

    “Ms Cashman’s actions are not conducive to the constructive and collaborative approach required to progress the important co-design process for an indigenous voice.”

    The Australian understands Mr Wyatt felt blindsided by Ms Cashman’s complaint about Professor Pascoe, which she sent to Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton on December 11. Mr Dutton in turn referred it to the Australian Federal Police for assessment. On Thursday, the AFP confirmed it had finalised the matter and identified no Commonwealth offence. The AFP did not inquire into Professor Pascoe’s indigeneity as part of its assessment. The agency assessed the material provided by Ms Cashman to determine a financial benefit and there was not one, The Australian has been told. This meant the AFP did not take any further steps.

    The complaint sparked a furious debate about indigenous identity, particularly because Ms Cashman had suggested in her email to Mr Dutton that Australia should develop a national register of indigenous people.

    In a text message to The Australian earlier on Tuesday, Ms Cashman said she would not resign from the senior advisory group, established to oversee the establishment of an indigenous voice to government.

    “I am there to serve the silenced voices of the ‘people on the ground’,” Ms Cashman wrote in her text.”

    Do we laugh or cry?

  112. feelthebern

    CSL is the second largest company listed on the ASX.
    They have a market cap of $A142bill.
    If they want my blood, they can pay for it.

  113. vr

    JC — Did you see that Economist has the AUD undervalued by 17.5% while the CAD over-valued by 4.5% relative to USD?

  114. They have a market cap of $A142bill.
    If they want my blood, they can pay for it.

    They can’t afford mine.

  115. The Barking Toad

    Blood donations many years ago at Red Cross used to get you a beer.

    Now it’s a cup of tea and a biscuit.

    The USA system of paying for donations is shit – homeless junkies getting cash to reinfect themselves

  116. feelthebern

    There’s your problem right there VR.
    Stop polluting y0ur mind with the Economist.

  117. JC

    JC — Did you see that Economist has the AUD undervalued by 17.5% while the CAD over-valued by 4.5% relative to USD?

    No, I didn’t. In a calm market those sorts of stand outs are worth keeping in mind. However, this isn’t a normal time and currencies can stay over or undervalued for a long time. See the Swiss franc. On some analysis the swiss franc has been overvalued for the past 40 years.

  118. Arky

    If you think Australia’s government is up the chinese dragon’s rectum a bit too far, you should hear the fuckers over here in kiwiland.
    The gayest felcher would blush with embarassment at the enthusiastic lengths these traitorous turds have sold the joint out.
    Pretty obvious it is about tourism, property and political donations and nothing else.
    I fucking told you.
    I have been telling you for years now.
    This is not a sane thing to do, being so close to a totalitarian shithole.

  119. feelthebern

    Keep ya jandals on Arky.

  120. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bern – If CSL can keep their business going by selling my precious bodily fluids to Chinese people then I have no problem with that. They’re not stinting on Aussies because the negative coverage that would cause would be disastrous to their squeaky-clean image. And saving the lives of Chinese people is a good thing too.

    When you donate you fill out 2 or 3 pages of questions, which boil down to ‘have you ever been a druggie?’ and ‘have you been screwing a guy?’. With volunteer donations there is pretty much no incentive to lie. The qwerties who complain about this policy can go hump themselves, that would be better for their own health.

  121. Arky

    They love this Jacinda bird.
    Yapping her ugly horse face as a spastic signaller gyrates next to her.

  122. They love this Jacinda bird.

    The same people fsck sheep.
    What would you expect?

  123. lotocoti

    it will be because my cigars weren’t adequate protection against the coronavirus

    Include alcohol.
    Champagne, brandy, cognac and whisky.
    Coronavirus didn’t get Winston Churchill.

  124. Bruce of Newcastle

    CSL is the second largest company listed on the ASX.
    They have a market cap of $A142bill.
    If they want my blood, they can pay for it.

    Your choice Bern. That’s the amazing thing about volunteering! It’s very libertarian.

    CSL P/E 51.44; yield 0.86%; franked 0%
    WBC P/E 12.83; yield 6.9%; franked 100%

    In other words CSL is a safety play for insecure wankers.

  125. feelthebern

    Bruce, I don’t disagree with you re your second paragraph.
    But I do re your first paragraph.
    Agree to disagree.

  126. vr

    JC — There are only a handful of countries over-valued and most are emerging markets. The contrast between CAD and AUD is interesting. The CHF has always been over-valued.

    They have made the whole data available to all and sundry…

  127. Mother Lode

    It would seem that there is a show at the Opera House called Six: The Rebellious Heroines (the title might limp on for another couple of words).

    Who is this half-dozen putting the ‘her’ into ‘heroic’?

    Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard and Parr.

  128. The Barking Toad

    Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard and Parr.

    Are they the names of little villages in Wales?

  129. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard and Parr.

    “Divorced, beheaded, she died, divorced, beheaded, she lived.”

  130. Bruce of Newcastle

    The prophylactic effect of cigars cannot be overestimated. If the tract is full of enough tar, no virus can survive in it.

    Hiding the cigar is notorious for virus transfer.
    I’ve never heard of ladies using tar prophylactically.
    Bit of a downer for the guy I should think.

  131. feelthebern

    Is it a lezzo show ML?

  132. Howard Hill

    The same government that will arrest you for transporting an apple over state lines will allow virus filled Zombies to sit next to your children in school.

    Australia.gov owned by the Umbrella Corporation.

  133. Steve trickler

    There is a lot to look at. Clever work.



  134. Arky:

    They love this Jacinda bird.
    Yapping her ugly horse face as a spastic signaller gyrates next to her.

    The only thing that will make the West wake up is a disaster.
    Looks like the alarm is about to go off.
    Just hope the peasants don’t sleep through it.

  135. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    on the above carbon footprint quiz

    If everyone lived like you, we would need

    8.5 Earths

  136. lotocoti

    there is a show at the Opera House called Six: The Rebellious Heroines

    The original title, Slow Learners lacked gravitas. Wahmen-wise.

  137. Roger

    The Australian understands Mr Wyatt felt blindsided by Ms Cashman’s complaint about Professor Pascoe, which she sent to Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton on December 11.

    Ah…so that’s what it is about. Revenge.

  138. Cassie of Sydney

    “Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3304871, posted on January 28, 2020 at 4:53 pm
    Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard and Parr.

    “Divorced, beheaded, she died, divorced, beheaded, she lived.””

    And then after Henry carked it….poor Catherine Parr was finally free to marry the man she truly loved….Thomas Seymour. She then got pregnant and died in childbirth.

  139. Rococo Liberal

    “Divorced, beheaded, she died, divorced, beheaded, she lived.”

    I was taught: Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived

    it scans better

  140. DrBeauGan

    it will be because my cigars weren’t adequate protection against the coronavirus

    Include alcohol.
    Champagne, brandy, cognac and whisky.
    Coronavirus didn’t get Winston Churchill.

    Good thinking, lotocoti. I can’t stand whisky, but am strong on the champlonk. I have Drambuie instead of whisky. The honey covers up the taste.

  141. Cassie of Sydney

    “Rococo Liberal
    #3304882, posted on January 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm
    “Divorced, beheaded, she died, divorced, beheaded, she lived.”

    I was taught: Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived”

    That is correct.

  142. First world problems.
    Bought a jar of doritos salsa.
    Dropped it on the floor when I got home.
    It popped the safety valve on the lid, so needed to be consumed.
    Opened box of crackers – every one broken.
    What a bloody tragedy today has been.*

    *Licks fingers after cleaning out the last of the salsa. Bugger the zombie virus.

  143. Bruce of Newcastle

    Dunno why you haven’t been into Cuban rum DrB.
    I enjoyed Jamaican rum in Kingston, like sunshine it is.
    Never been a smoker so I can’t comment on what a cigar is like with rum.
    But I’ve heard it’s a thing.

  144. feelthebern

    Imagine if ScoMo or Tony Abbott sacked an adviser because they were “blindsided” with a public, differing opinion.
    Especially a female one.
    Double especially an indigenous female one.
    The internet would break down.
    But Ken Wyatt does it, all good, move along, nothing to see.

  145. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And then after Henry carked it….poor Catherine Parr was finally free to marry the man she truly loved….Thomas Seymour. She then got pregnant and died in childbirth.

    Seymour finished up on the chopping block for high treason, didn’t he?

  146. Jessie

    Partnership to supercharge vaccine production

    16 January 2019
    Vaccines to stop the world’s next epidemic could be developed in record time under a $14.7 million partnership using technology developed at The University of Queensland.

    The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has funded a research consortium to develop a rapid response pipeline to develop and test new vaccines in as little as 16 weeks.
    ………….
    The collaboration involves UQ, the CSIRO, the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza (WHO-CC), the Australian National University (ANU), Hong Kong University (HKU) and Q-Pharm Pty Ltd.
    The technology has been patented by UniQuest, UQ’s commercialisation company.

    CEPI

  147. Shy Ted

    1735099 #3304736, posted on January 28, 2020 at 1:57 pm I’ve dealt quite successfully with abuse and hostility all my life
    Maybe, just maybe, if you’ve been abused all your life, you’re doing it wrong. Turn up tomorrow and engage in some amiable banter. Share a tale or two. Don’t abuse and denigrate people. Recognise that life isn’t fair and there are few people who haven’t been to hell and back. Your Vietnam is someone else’ sick child or other family or personal tragedy. No-one has done a job they didn’t hate and many will have stared death in the face in a variety of situations. The current gummint is f ucking us all over. As did the previous one and the one before that and so on for decades. It’s called life. Goodnight, Bob, see you in the morning.

  148. Infidel Tiger

    Imagine if ScoMo or Tony Abbott sacked an adviser because they were “blindsided” with a public, differing opinion.
    Especially a female one.
    Double especially an indigenous female one.
    The internet would break down.
    But Ken Wyatt does it, all good, move along, nothing to see.

    One day all the stories about the bullying and harassment etc in his office will come out. Not to mention the lavish spending.

  149. Fisky

    Good to see a solid majority of US adults agree with Trump on the need to reduce immigration.

    https://www.numbersusa.com/news/harvard-poll-81-percent-all-voters-support-reducing-immigration-levels

  150. cohenite

    The Australian understands Mr Wyatt felt blindsided by Ms Cashman’s complaint about Professor Pascoe, which she sent to Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton on December 11.
    Ah…so that’s what it is about. Revenge.

    You bet your skinned possum it is. Possum man is a bastard, a creepy one; he comes across as a psychopath; I bet he killed and skinned the possums for his fucking coat himself.

    I really feel sorry for scomo with the team he is leading; with few exceptions they’re not worth feeding, even possums.

  151. areff

    After Wyatt, after Tehan, after Fltcher, after Morrison grovelling to the warmists …. is it possible to pinch one’s nose tight enough to still vote for the bastards?

    No, didn’t think so.

  152. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ah…so that’s what it is about. Revenge.

    You bet. Ken Wyatt has already said Bruce Pascoe is Aboriginal, because he says he is. How dare someone challenge him?

  153. Keith Forwheels

    In it’s current state civil society in this country is not worth saving. Let it burn, and start again.

  154. cohenite

    Nathaniel Smith, some NSW not quite gutted lnp pollie on Kenny who persists with the bullshit that alarmism is real, says that the libs are a broad church when asked to explain his scepticism about alarmism compared with the smug, raving nonsense of matt kean.

    May little johnny rot in hell for the broad church of the libs which included turdball and other fuckers.

  155. mh

    Coronavirus death toll climbs to 106 and cases near 4,500, as China admits shortage of medical supplies

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3047849/china-coronavirus-death-toll-climbs-106-confirmed-cases-surpass

    Multiply those numbers by anything you like. It’s China.

  156. feelthebern

    I know Nat Smith.
    Great bloke.
    Solid Tigers man.

  157. DrBeauGan

    Dunno why you haven’t been into Cuban rum DrB.
    I enjoyed Jamaican rum in Kingston, like sunshine it is.
    Never been a smoker so I can’t comment on what a cigar is like with rum.
    But I’ve heard it’s a thing.

    I tried Cuban rum, BoN. Also margarita.

    Meh.

  158. Roger

    I’ve suggested before that all political parties should have their candidates for pre-selection subject to a psychological/psychiatric assessment of their character.

    Australian politics is a field that seems to attract narcissists and psychopaths.

  159. cohenite

    I know Nat Smith.
    Great bloke.
    Solid Tigers man.

    Sure, he’s an ex plumber. But he needs to talk to Craig Kelly so he can rebut alarmist bullshit from the likes of kean instead of babbling about broad churches.

  160. Tailgunner

    The Adventures of Avi.

    Nice one, Steve.
    A must watch.
    Still think we don’t need the TruBluCrew?
    I got harassed,filmed and attempted doxing to my employer by a few antifa pros at my OneManArmy climate thing.
    And riot cops did exactly the same thing to me.
    “For your own safety”
    Fkn, waat,xunt?!?!!!
    Law Abiding Citizen.
    #VikPolizei

  161. areff

    I’ve suggested before that all political parties should have their candidates for pre-selection subject to a psychological/psychiatric assessment

    Here’s a better idea:

    Primaries

  162. I’d be very interested in the Wuhan Zombie Virus Tour of Africa 2020.
    Just get a sneaky feeling it’s been there a little longer than it’s admitted.
    It would fit Chinese needs for a new continent to plunder…

  163. feelthebern

    No such thing as an ex plumber.
    Skill for life.

  164. feelthebern

    Stone the crows.
    There’s a case in Nepal.
    I wonder how it handles altitude.

  165. Tailgunner

    The idiot schoolies at the march were actually stoked, wanting selfies with me, taking pics…
    The lame dudes that followed the pussy there we’re giving OK signs with me in the pics.
    😀😀

  166. EvilElvis

    First world problems

    Got a better ring to it than,
    Ate bat for lunch,
    Got crook,
    Died.

  167. areff:
    I’d have thought Primaries were of use only if the party members were going to get a say in the candidate?

  168. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ah…so that’s what it is about. Revenge.

    Woman challenging the Big Man?

  169. Roger

    Woman challenging the Big Man?

    ‘Complex’ is what I’d suggest, Zulu.

  170. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I’d be very interested in the Wuhan Zombie Virus Tour of Africa 2020.

    one case in ivory coast

  171. Tailgunner

    Why the fuck do we need to be paying all these hopeless clowns?

    Ooooo!!!
    Elvis has swallowed the Clown Pill!
    Hahaha

  172. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I tried Cuban rum, BoN. Also margarita.

    hard to appreciate any flavour when your taste buds are clogged with tar

  173. JC

    hard to appreciate any flavour when your taste buds are clogged with tar

    Big Mary alert!

  174. Tailgunner

    After this is all over I’m organising a woke, Bat Cuisine on the Yanghstze thing, like you see on the rivers of Europe.
    Each port has an even more secret sauce!

  175. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Thailand on Tuesday confirmed six more cases of coronavirus among visitors from China, bringing the country’s total to 14 cases

  176. Tailgunner

    I’m gonna use the Screaming Bat Soup pic in my advertising.
    And George Clooney.

  177. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    add a couple of zeroes

    4,515 confirmed cases of the virus. State media is reporting that 976 – or just over 20% of cases – are patients in a critical condition. It also says there are 6,973 suspected cases

  178. EvilElvis

    Each port has an even more secret sauce!

    Make sure you get George to go “mmmmmm, you can tell Gunner has put the love in it”…

  179. JC

    Weinstein is a pig, a total swine of a human being. Let me say that first in case someone begins to hallucinate and arrive in a different universe where the article below is interpreted as supportive. Having said this: A woman accuses Big Fat Harvey of rape and she continues having a nice texting relationships with him and sees him other times when they then have consensual sex.

    “Sexologists” say this is perfectly normal!

    As Manhattan prosecutors began calling to the stand five women who have alleged sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein, they have primed jurors to set aside preconceived notions about sexual-assault victims and how they might behave after an attack.

    Miriam Haley, a former film-production assistant, gave tearful testimony Monday that the Hollywood producer forced oral sex on her in 2006. In the years that followed, Ms. Haley neither cut ties with Mr. Weinstein nor filed a police report. She said she reached out to him many times.

    On the stand, Ms. Haley, who recently changed her name from Haleyi, recounted the night in July 2006 when she says Mr. Weinstein invited her to his SoHo apartment and began kissing and fondling her on a sofa.

    She described him backing her into a bedroom where she said, “He held me down on the bed and he forced himself on me orally.”

    “I’m being raped,” she recalled thinking. “I was in so much shock at the time that I just checked out.”

    Mr. Weinstein’s defense team has tried to use Ms. Haley’s behavior after the alleged assault to undermine her contention that the encounter wasn’t consensual. Most, if not all, of the five women who have yet to testify exchanged friendly or even loving emails with the movie producer after their alleged assaults by him. Mr. Weinstein denies having any nonconsensual sexual encounters.

    The strategy hinges on the idea that the accusers of the producer of “Pulp Fiction” and other top films were exploiting him for access to his industry contacts and success.

    Prosecutors called a forensic psychiatrist Friday to establish that the behavior of Ms. Haley and Mr. Weinstein’s other accusers wasn’t unusual. Barbara Ziv, a Temple University professor, described commonly held misconceptions about sexual-assault victims.

    “It is the norm” for victims to stay in touch with attackers, she said. “Contact can range from text messages and email exchanges to continuing in a relationship with them or developing a relationship even if one did not exist before.”

    Dr. Ziv said most victims think they can either put the assault behind them or don’t want it to affect their reputation, friendships or career. Most such victims, she said, don’t report promptly.

    Prosecutors call expert witnesses like Dr. Ziv to help explain to juries “how real-world victims actually behave,” said David Sklansky, co-director of Stanford Law School’s Criminal Justice Center.

    “Jurors can be too quick to discount the testimony of victims who don’t conform to widely held but mistaken beliefs about how victims of sexual assault typically behave,” he said.

    Testifying Monday, Ms. Haley, 42 years old, answered questions that mirrored Dr. Ziv’s testimony: She didn’t file a police report, saying it wasn’t an option.

    “Mr. Weinstein has a lot more power and resources and connections,” she said. “I didn’t really think I would stand a chance.”

    The day after the alleged assault, Ms. Haley flew to Los Angeles on a ticket that Mr. Weinstein bought for her. When she returned two weeks later, she met Mr. Weinstein at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, where the two had sex.

    Mr. Weinstein, 67, isn’t charged with raping Ms. Haley. He faces life in prison on the two counts of predatory sexual assault, a felony that includes committing sex crimes against multiple people. He also faces a count of forcibly performing oral sex on Ms. Haley in 2006 and a count of first-degree rape for a 2013 incident in a Manhattan hotel with aspiring actress Jessica Mann.

    Mr. Weinstein’s defense team has highlighted how Ms. Haley remained in touch with Mr. Weinstein long after the alleged assault, asking to see him, pitching project ideas and reaching out to reminisce about the summer of the alleged assault.

    “The truth of the relationship between Harvey Weinstein and Miriam is that there was nothing nonconsensual about it,” defense attorney Damon Cheronis said.

    Ms. Haley testified that she first met Mr. Weinstein in 2004, at the London premier of Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” and asked him about job openings two years later, when she bumped into him at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Mr. Weinstein invited her to his hotel suite and suggested a job on the Manhattan set of the television series “Project Runway.” Then, Ms. Haley told the jury, Mr. Weinstein asked her to give him a massage. “I was extremely humiliated,” she said, and burst into tears outside of the hotel.

    “I wanted him to love me as a person…for professional reasons,” Ms. Haley said Monday during questioning by Mr. Cheronis.

    “I was also looking for work opportunities,” she said at another point.

  180. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Sri Lanka has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, according to the Chinese state news service CGTN. It said the victim was a Chinese tourist who arrived in the south Asian country on 19 Janaury but became ill on 25 January.

  181. jo

    Tailgunner, I hope you weren’t the pussy.

  182. EvilElvis

    Or get the world’s most interesting man on, TG.

    “I don’t always have the cream of sumyungguy.
    But when I do,
    It’s Gunners”.

  183. Tailgunner

    3 attractive (slim) Asian girls just walked by in those blue cloth masks.
    They know something.

  184. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Thailand on Tuesday confirmed six more cases of coronavirus among visitors from China, bringing the country’s total to 14 cases

    thailand is going to get it hard, 10m chicom visitors a year

  185. mh

    Kobe Bryant vs NBC globalist

    Collinsworth: “Tell the story of when you first got your USA uniform.”

    Bryant: “Well, I had goosebumps, and I actually just looked at it for a while. I just held it there and I laid it across my bed and I just stared at it for a few minutes. Just because it’s, you know, as a kid growing up, this is the ultimate, ultimate in basketball.”

    Collinsworth: “Where does the patriotism come from inside of you, historically, what is it?”

    Bryant: “Well, you know, it’s just, our country, we believe it’s the greatest country in the world. And it’s given us so many great opportunities. And it’s just a sense of pride that you have. Cause you say, you know what, our country is the best.”

    Collinsworth: “Is that a cool thing to say in this day and age? That you love your country, and that you’re fighting for the red, white and blue? It seems like, sort of, a day gone by.”

    Bryant: “No, it’s a cool thing for me to say. You know, I feel great about it. And I’m not ashamed to say it. This is, this is a tremendous honor.

  186. lotocoti

    I’d be very interested in the Wuhan Zombie Virus Tour of Africa 2020.

    Any suggestion that a sparser Africa might be to China’s advantage is just crazy talk.
    On a totally unrelated note:
    Congratulations. You’ve won the complete Huawei Home Package.
    In the near future, several Huawei technicians will be visiting your home
    to install the Huawei Home Package.
    There’s no need to book an appointment for the installation.
    They are professionals, they’ll let themselves in.

  187. Tailgunner

    No, Jo – there were a ton of 15/6 to dudes there, hanging with me taking pics and having a laugh.
    Then the organisers missus came up and started on me, I shut her down, then her male partner/hubby…
    We had a well attended chat for about 5 minutes, then the weirdo,pedo, antifa guys arrived. And then the riot jacks a few minutes after.

  188. vlad

    In it’s current state civil society in this country is not worth saving. Let it burn, and start again.

    I call that the Ayn Rand option, in honour of Atlas Shrugged.

  189. Bruce of Newcastle

    The idiot schoolies at the march

    Saw the story in the Tele.
    How do you deprogram that many cult followers?
    Maybe if the NSW Teachers’ Federation’d teach them about graphs.
    Then we could have a discussion.
    Who am I fooling?
    WWZ has started.

  190. Tailgunner

    Maybe Harry&MeAgain could come on the inaugural voyage??
    Ooooo
    Marketing mofos!

  191. rickw

    In it’s current state civil society in this country is not worth saving. Let it burn, and start again.

    Especially as the fuckers that have wrecked everything are the least equipped and able to survive!

  192. Keith Forwheels

    Yes, we are paying for the tools of our own enslavement. Time to stop.

  193. Tailgunner

    Weinstein is a pig, a total swine of a human being.

    He’s a saint compared to some in the Tower.
    At least he likes chicks of legal age.
    And the quid pro quo has always been in that joint.
    Ask Frodo.

  194. Caveman

    Didn’t realise how many onboard Kobys chopper were killed. Who made the decision to fly in those conditions. Do the surviving families sue Kobys estate , was he to blame?

  195. Tailgunner

    WWZ has started.

    Fkn Hell!!!!
    I haven’t even been to À1 sports for a decent bat!
    Should stop blogging and prep.
    Gotta zip!

  196. Cassie of Sydney

    “JC
    #3304927, posted on January 28, 2020 at 6:06 pm
    Weinstein is a pig, a total swine of a human being. Let me say that first in case someone begins to hallucinate and arrive in a different universe where the article below is interpreted as supportive. Having said this: A woman accuses Big Fat Harvey of rape and she continues having a nice texting relationships with him and sees him other times when they then have consensual sex.”

    Agree JC.

  197. Tailgunner

    Errr, I’m not trying to insinuate JC is endorsing my man, Harvey, btw

  198. rickw

    Multiply those numbers by anything you like. It’s China.

    Our moron politicians and bureaucrats totally believe the Chicoms BS numbers.

    These fuckers all need to be on meet and greet for direct flights from Wuhan.

  199. Tailgunner

    But he is.
    #freeWeinstein
    He’s fkd by the look of him – the oxygen tent and that?
    Poor bastard.

  200. 1735099

    Maybe, just maybe, if you’ve been abused all your life, you’re doing it wrong.

    That abuse was par for the course.
    It’s something all teachers working with disturbed kids cop from time to time.
    The abuse I get here is a horse of a different colour.
    It’s a product of desperation and frustration facilitated by anonymity, and in that sense completely futile.
    It’s also a useful barometer of effectiveness.
    When it’s substituted here for fact and rational argument, as it most often is, it’s a sure sign of cut through.
    If there’s nowhere to go discussion-wise, abuse is an easy out and much less intellectually taxing – not that there’s ever much evidence of actual intellect displayed here.

  201. rickw

    Good to see a solid majority of US adults agree with Trump on the need to reduce immigration.

    Americans have worked out that the sole purpose of immigration is wrecking America.

    Australians, not so much.

  202. Tailgunner

    Under my benign reign, all indigenous benefits shall be given to only those with legit initiation evidence into their tribe.
    Whistlecocks or GTFO

  203. Geriatric Mayfly

    The prophylactic effect of cigars cannot be overestimated.

    Secondary smoke. Shriek. Horror. Death. Secondary bat virus, not to worry.

  204. Cassie of Sydney

    “When it’s substituted here for fact and rational argument, as it most often is, it’s a sure sign of cut through.
    If there’s nowhere to go discussion-wise, abuse is an easy out and much less intellectually taxing – not that there’s ever much evidence of actual intellect displayed here.”

    Everyday, when he posts his garbage, we have proof of his absence of actual intellect.

    And I had to laugh at these sanctimonious words……”abuse is an easy out”…..this from a cretin who described religious Jooos as “religious extremists”…a word he has never used to describe that ideology known as the religion of pieces….that ideology that he is so fond of, that ideology that enslaved and raped Yazidi girls, that ideology that forces women to cover their bodies and that ideology that chops off little girl’s clitorises……actually that might not bother him because he probably doesn’t know what a clitoris is.

    Yep…I guess you have to laugh.

  205. Tailgunner

    A referendum on immigration.
    Another policy becomes clear.
    We were never asked? Fk off,xunt!
    We’re going to the people for a constitutional change.
    Hehe
    The deplorables are still a numerical majority.

  206. Bruce of Newcastle

    #freeWeinstein
    He’s fkd by the look of him – the oxygen tent and that?
    Poor bastard.

    More like grey makeup and practice with a Zimmer frame.
    Sometimes he forgets to lean on it properly.
    It’s amusing.
    But maybe he’s dying of something horrible.
    Unlikely.
    Unless it’s shame.
    I hope he repents.

  207. miltonf

    Bruce of N, thanks for the post re Betelgeuse. Went out and looked for last night- think I could see it below the saucepan.

  208. Herodotus

    Another uncontrollable fire in the Namadgi National Park (from Adaminaby to Tharwa ACT) thence up the Khyber, sorry, the Tuggeranong Valley. The last one Namadgi birthed detoured and came in from the west, taking out several horse agistment properties, the observatories up on Mt. Stromlo, and half a suburb.

  209. stackja

    Coronavirus: Parents asked not to send kids to school who have visited China
    In a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, parents of all children who have been to China in the last two weeks are being asked not to send their kids to school or daycare.

    Nicole Pierre and David Barwell and Clare Armstrong, Northern District Times
    Subscriber only

    January 28, 2020 6:09pm

    Parents of all children who have been in China in the last two weeks are being asked not to send their kids to school or daycare.

    Students in primary school, secondary schools, TAFEs and preschools have been asked to stay at home to prevent potential spread of the deadly coronavirus.

    NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard made the extraordinary voluntary request on Tuesday in response to concerns about the 14 day incubation period for the deadly disease despite advice there are “no apparent risks” to children if they return to school.

    Disease control is voluntary.

  210. Tailgunner

    “I wanted him to love me as a person…for professional reasons,” Ms. Haley said

    Lol
    You ain’t in Kansas anymore, darling?
    Now you’re at the entrance to the Temple of Moloch.
    You have to pay the door charge.
    😁

  211. Armadillo

    Here’s a better idea:

    Primaries

    Agreed. They did it in Tamworth last State election. It worked really well. Not sure why it hasn’t been rolled out further. I can only assume it was because of the cost?

  212. MatrixTransform

    That abuse was par for the course.

    there’s ever much evidence of actual intellect displayed here.

    Fuck off Numptard
    You are abusive.
    as per above
    pretty much every day

  213. Bruce of Newcastle

    Milton – You’re welcome! The pundits say if it goes bang we have nothing to worry about it. The atmosphere is an excellent radiation shield.

  214. miltonf

    To think that all this stuff we are seeing now actually took place 600 or so years ago.

  215. Tailgunner

    I hope he repents.

    Bruce, calm down please…
    My man won’t see jail Day 1.
    I’m trying to find a book on him.
    He’ll go to the homeland and serve a little exile.
    But he’s still well plugged in.
    In PedoWood it’s situation normal.
    The Tower will ensure he’s ok after taking all the weight.

  216. Tailgunner

    Trump hasn’t close US borders.
    Xi has promised him it can be contained??
    WWZ??

  217. Tailgunner

    Anne, get in here please, and give us the Dark Web updates.

  218. Tailgunner

    srr,
    Get a VPN and get back to your base.
    WWZ needs all

  219. cohenite

    It’s a product of desperation and frustration facilitated by anonymity, and in that sense completely futile.
    It’s also a useful barometer of effectiveness.
    When it’s substituted here for fact and rational argument, as it most often is, it’s a sure sign of cut through.
    If there’s nowhere to go discussion-wise, abuse is an easy out and much less intellectually taxing – not that there’s ever much evidence of actual intellect displayed here.

    You’re such an arrogant prick, your arrogance matched only by stupidity. Nothing could cut through with jerks like you because you’re a typical lefty. FOAD.

  220. JC

    Cronkite;
    Bruce from Newcastle doesn’t deserve that sort of abuse. Pull your head in, you idiot.

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    This will piss off the feminist collective:

    New study shows why women have to be likeable, and men don’t (28 Jan)

    A new study in The Economic Journal finds that likeability is an influencing factor in interactions between women, as well as interactions between men and women, but not in all-male interactions.

    Researchers concluded that for women, likeability is an asset in all interactions. For men, likeability matters only in interactions with the opposite sex. Results suggest that the likeability factor leads to considerable advantages in terms of average performance and economic outcomes for men.

    Frightbats arguably are the most unlikeable species in the known universe.

  222. JC

    Frightbats arguably are the most unlikeable species in the known universe.

    Nonsense. Also, the unknown universe.

  223. cohenite

    Bruce from Newcastle doesn’t deserve that sort of abuse. Pull your head in, you idiot.

    Very droll head prefect; oh wait you’re serious. It wasn’t BoN it was twat troll giving us a lecture; see, by this sentence he was talking to you:

    not that there’s ever much evidence of actual intellect displayed here.

    I’d defend you but I think this is something you’ll have to do yourself. Give him a stout talking too.

  224. Boambee John

    What did they learn (if anything)?

    2003, bushfires from Namadgi National Park spread into Canberra, destroying hundreds of houses and killing (iirc) four people.

    2020, 17 years later, out of control bushfire in Namadgi National Park. I wonder what the fuel loads are like?

  225. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    octors and nurses in Hong Kong are planning to strike tomorrow out of anger at the way authorities have dealt with the coronavirus crisis, sources within the territory’s protest movement have confirmed to the Guardian.

    People in Hong Kong are furious that the border with the mainland has remained open, that authorities have failed to hand out enough face masks to prevent the spread of infection, and that they are allowing people from the mainland to come over for free medical checks.

  226. Bruce of Newcastle

    Whoever wrote this should immediately be recruited by Albo as his press secretary.

    Unique centromere type discovered in the European dodder (27 Jan)

    Whenever the European dodder, Cuscuta europaea, is under scientific scrutiny, it usually is due to its lack of chloroplasts and its concomitant parasitic lifestyle. However, since the beginning of this year its chromosomes became the new centre of attention, when researchers discovered a new type of centromere inherent to C. europaea.

    And that’s just the start.

    The centromere is a region on a chromosome, at which the kinetochore assembles. This, in turn, guides the attachment of the microtubules of the spindle apparatus during the cellular processes mitosis and meiosis. In most eukaryotic species, the positioning of the centromere is determined by a centromere-specific histone H3 variant called CENH3, which also plays an essential role in the formation and function of kinetochores. Based on the distribution of centromeres on the chromosome, species are thought of as having either monocentric or holocentric centromere types. In monocentric species, CENH3 and thus centromere activity is confined to a single region per chromosome, whilst in holocentric species, both are found along the entire length of the chromosome.

    In order to investigate traits associated with the transition from monocentric to holocentric chromosome organisation, researchers compare the phylogenetics of related species with differing centromere types. Species of the genus Cuscuta are already particularly well documented. However, when investigating C. europaea as an additional representative holocentric species, the scientists came across unexpected discrepancies.

    Sometimes science is an unintelligible language.

  227. JC

    Bruce

    Arguably there is one species that would be worse than frightbats, although they may form part of the same species. But we don’t know until further DNA testing etc is done. NYC female lawyers and females working on Wall Street. Nothing on earth is more horrible, more putrid.

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