Tuesday Forum: January 28, 2020

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  1. Arky

    Trump barely broke stride in ticking off the obligatory giving to the Palestinians an opportunity to reject statehood.
    This is the model for future negotiations.
    They don’t want it, just get the rejection done quickly and move on with settling the joint.

  2. Arky

    Listening to the Pali guy on al Jazeera.
    Unhinged.
    Hey, cockhead. You’re not a separate people. You’re just a thing made up by commies to unwind Israel.

  3. Clam Chowdah

    How does that song go? “Aussie kids, are Wuhan kids, Wuhan kids are Aussie kids!”

  4. Arky

    “We shall not engage in any negotiations”.
    ..
    Fuck off then.

  5. calli

    I cannae help meself…

    Surely everyone was not Kung Flu Fighting?

  6. Gab

    The only democracy in the ME wants peace. No one else in the region wants peace until they annihilate the Jews. News at 11.

  7. Gab

    The only democracy in the ME wants peace. No one else in the region wants peace, preferring to annihilate the Je ws. And if that ever occurs, then they’ll just keep warring with each other. News at 11.

  8. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    France reports fourth coronavirus case

    The European Union is dispatching two flights to evacuate at least 350 healthy European citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

    Four people quarantined in Ethiopia over coronavirus fears

    US Health Secretary Alex Azar urged China to be open and transparent about the new coronavirus that has hit the country, while also saying travel restrictions must remain an option on the table.

  9. 1735099

    If it’s Boeing, I ain’t going.

    Now it’s the 787 –

    The 100-year-old US company is facing intense scrutiny after two of its 737 MAX 8 planes were involved in fatal crashes in the last 18 months.

    Now a second aircraft model — the 787 Dreamliner — is also facing allegations of production problems which compromise its safety.

    Former Boeing quality manager John Barnett worked on the company’s flagship 787 Dreamliner in the United States but he does not consider any of the planes that left the company’s North Charleston factory airworthy.

    “I would not fly on a Dreamliner and I’ve asked my family and begged my family not to fly Dreamliners because I know, I know what’s under the skin,” he told 7.30.

  10. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    3rd winner

    Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) says a Taiwanese male in his 50s contracted the illness in Taiwan after his wife returned from a trip to the Chinese city of Wuhan.

  11. Arky

    The safest aircraft models
    Fatal accident rate per million departures

    A320/321/319neo – 0
    717 – 0
    CRJ700/900/1000 – 0
    A380 – 0
    787 – 0
    747-800 – 0
    A350 – 0
    C Series – 0
    A340 – 0
    E170/175/190 – 0.06
    737-600/700/800/900 – 0.08
    767 – 0.1
    A320/321/319/318 – 0.1
    777 – 0.18
    A330 – 0.19
    757 – 0.2
    737-300/400/500 – 0.25
    MD-80/90 – 0.32
    F100/F70 – 0.36
    L-1011 – 0.56
    A300-800 – 0.6
    A300 – 0.61
    BAe 146 & RJ70/85/100 – 0.69
    727 – 0.73
    DC-9 – 0.78
    737-100/200 – 0.89
    DC-10/MD-10 – 1.29
    BAC 1-11 – 1.38
    747-100/200/300/SP – 1.46
    MD-11 – 1.79
    A310 – 1.9
    F28 – 2.31
    737 MAX – 3.08
    DC-8 – 4
    707/720 – 4.28
    Concorde – 11.36

  12. Arky

    Modern aircraft from Boeing and Airbus are an order of magnitude safer than previous generations.

  13. calli

    Interesting list, Arky. Some of those planes are quite old. The F28 used to fly main routes for Air Niugini back in the day. Not the safest country for aviation.

  14. Arky

    I would get on a MAX flown by almost any western airline without a qualm once they are cleared to fly again.
    I wouldn’t get on any type of craft run by third worlders, no matter how good the model’s record.

  15. Crossie

    Paratus
    #3305275, posted on January 29, 2020 at 4:17 am
    Why on earth do the Skynews folk have that failed person Cory Bacardi on TV?

    Because failed politicians are the only ones who have the time.

  16. Up The Workers!

    “If its Boeing, I ain’t going.”

    Very similar to the Australian Liars Party, the British Labour Party and the U.S. Confederates/Dimocrats all of whom are unable to put out anything whatsoever that the public are willing to fly with – no matter how “Unloseable” the election might seem beforehand.

    I wonder why that could be, when you consider the awesomely impressive Leftard Leadership of AnAl the Brothel-Hopper, the human Mung-Bean Jeremy Corbyn, and KKKillary Gin-Bottle from the Clinton Crime Family, Nancy Gin-Bottle from the Pelosi Crime Family,Senile Joe from the Biden Crime family, “Fauxcahontas” Warren, Bernie Sanders, Alexandra Occasionally-Coherent, Ilhan Omar, Christine Blatant Fraud, Stormy Daniels, Jizzy Smellitt, pencil-neck Schifforbrains and his “Mini-Me”, No-Nads.

  17. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    How long are our feckless politicians going to play whack-a-mole with this virus and put our lives at risk, before they shut all travel from china?

  18. calli

    A lot of A319s doing the rounds in South America too. Great little plane, difficult terrain. Good to see they’re at 0.01. Don’t want to be nervous in arrears.

    I saw that stuff on the Dreamliner about a week ago. I hope the ex-employee’s motives are pure.

  19. calli

    Stable doors and horses, Zippy. It’s here.

    Whatever happened to the ASF, which was supposed to infect our feral populations? Is it still a problem, or have the cleansing bushfires rid us of it?*

    * silver linings

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Why do nearly all cave drawings look the same?
    Had there been an ancient arts school or something?
    The only more or less sophisticated/naturalist looking ones are those found in France and other regions of Europe, can’t remember what time period they are dated in.

    Some fairly sophisticated cave paintings in France go back to 20 or even 30 thousand years and there was clearly a very strong ritual cave painting culture cf. Lascaux major cathedral style. Dating is always difficult. Also, cultural styles do develop. Aboriginal Australia and the deep old cave stuff of South America have distinct characteristics, as do the South African bushman early pieces. Hand prints are obvious early starters and everyone has a go at stick figures.

    Some people remain forever stuck in the kindergarten style of early man. Hairy, for instance, cannot draw. Even our two year old granddaughter was disappointed in his rabbit; first she thought it a horse, but was finally persuaded it might be a kitty cat, but never a rabbit.

  21. Arky

    There are two variables that might impact your decision to get on a plane or not, ignoring too detailed to go into things like destination and weather.
    They are: the model plane and the airline (a proxy for unknowables to you like maintenance and pilot training).
    The manufacturer isn’t a consideration because there is a wide variation between different models from the same manufacturer. Only an idiot would concern themselves with that.
    Maintenance is the biggest factor, then pilot training.
    Therefore your decision should be which airline, not which plane.

  22. Eyrie

    calli,

    The Carolina Boeing factory is not unionised. Bet the dickhead saying the aircraft are unairworthy works for the Seattle unions.

  23. Eyrie

    Zippy”How long are our feckless politicians going to play whack-a-mole with this virus and put our lives at risk, before they shut all travel from china?”

    Dear boy, whatever gave you the idea the politicians care one whit about our health and safety?

  24. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    videos and photos are appearing of people falling down in the streets in shanghai and other provinces

  25. Bruce of Newcastle

    We have a winner!

    Elizabeth Warren Links Climate Change to Spread of Infectious Diseases amid Coronavirus Fears

    Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday, amid the festering concerns over the coronavirus, released a plan to address outbreaks of infectious disease, plugging Medicare for All and linking “climate change” to the spread of disease.

    “A changing climate means infectious diseases will spread to new places, and it’s already happening,” she states in her plan.

    I was wondering who’d be first to link the coronavirus to CO2. Her campaign must be going very badly.

  26. Mother Lode

    I am surprised she is not talking about how her ancestors were killed by coronavirus infected blankets.

  27. Arky

    Stable doors and horses, Zippy. It’s here.

    ..
    As intended.
    With plausible deniability supplied by WHO.
    It’s the old playbook as run by libertarians: We don’t need industry. It’s cheaper to buy everything we need from china. Hey! It’s not cheaper, and now we are under their thumb, this isn’t what you said would happen!
    Too late now!
    Same with this. The same economic interests did not want to give up the tourist trade, and if the virus is already here then that gives them their best chance to keep the planes coming.
    Tourists, students, house buyers.
    You didn’t think the beneficiaries of these trades saw keeping the virus out as a good thing?
    Transmission of the virus to here was the hurdle they had to get over to keep business as usual.
    And as per usual their paid for politicians played their part.
    Now many will die, but the money will keep flowing.

  28. Arky

    Transmission of the virus to here was the hurdle they had to get over to keep business as usual.

    ..
    Understand this, and the lack of response and much else makes sense.

  29. Arky

    “A changing climate means infectious diseases will spread to new places, and it’s already happening,”

    ..
    No.
    A lack of border control and quarantine means diseases will spread to new places.

  30. Arky

    Transmission of the virus to here was the hurdle they had to get over to keep business as usual.

    ..
    At this time it is in the best interest of our elites, the universities, the developers and politicians that the populace accept this virus. Accept the illnesses. Accept the disruption. Accept some deaths.
    Because otherwise they have to bar chinese students, chinese real estate buyers, chinese donors.
    And that is, if not most of their business, the single biggest part thereof.

  31. feelthebern

    Interesting theory Arky.

  32. feelthebern

    But what happens when the US the bans all flights from China.
    Australia will follow suit.

  33. Arky

    One must expect increasing appeals against racism, combined with a deliberate fatalist stance: “There is nothing we can do to stop it now”.
    Watch for the transition from “Nothing to worry about” to “Oh well, nothing we can do about it”.
    The really interesting part is how they will go from one to the other without accepting any responsibilty.
    Indeed, during both phases you will be insulted by them:
    You were stupid and hysterical to worry about it.
    Then you were unable to face up to accepting the new reality when you complained about what they allowed to happen.
    And all along the way your truculence was driven by racism.
    Remember that, it’s the main point: You are racist.

  34. Kiwis changing their government?

    I think the neighs have it.

  35. Tel

    The safest aircraft models
    Fatal accident rate per million departures

    Remove anything from that list that hasn’t done at least a million departures.

    Also put a second column for near miss situations like Airbus sudden loss of altitude.

  36. Arky

    But what happens when the US the bans all flights from China.
    Australia will follow suit.

    ..
    I don’t think we can at this point.
    Too much involved.

  37. feelthebern

    “Oh well, nothing we can do about it”.

    Or you could use the Hillary : what difference, at this point, does it make ?

  38. feelthebern

    Realistically, the world is looking to Trump to do this as “cover”.
    Sorry China, we had to do it because Trump did.
    But as I said yesterday, Trump will allow Xi to ground all planes in China to allow Xi to save face.

  39. Tel

    I was wondering who’d be first to link the coronavirus to CO2. Her campaign must be going very badly.

    Total failure of her lies about Bernie Sanders (who she used to regard as a friend) trying to throw him under the bus for not being woke enough. Even the commie brainwashed college students don’t fall for that one. Warren is as good as gone at this stage.

  40. mh

    “The epidemic is a demon and we cannot let this demon hide”

    — President Xi

  41. calli

    “A changing climate means infectious diseases will spread to new places, and it’s already happening,”

    I don’t think it gets dumber than this. “Climate“ does not spread disease. Vectors do – human, insect or water.

    Population density and sanitation are key factors.

    This reminds me of the “miasma” theory doing the rounds in the C19.

  42. Top Ender

    Worked well that one:

    Armed guards to escort girl, 4

    ARMED guards will escort the youngest daughter of the Biloela Tamil family detained on Christmas Island to her first day of school.

    Four-year-old Kopika is very excited about seeing her friends when she starts school next week, said family friend Amanda Fredericks.

    Kopika and her family have been held in the detention centre on the remote island just south of Indonesia since August last year. Ms Fredericks said Kopika’s mother, Priya, had mixed emotions about the girl’s first day of school.

  43. mh

    Israel Folau going to Super League.

    Another great player lost to Aussie sport.

  44. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “Oh well, nothing we can do about it”.

    mei ban fa

  45. feelthebern

    Johns Hopkins has taken the Ivory Coast case off the board.

  46. news dot com

    Rainfall records have been broken as unpredecented rainfall lashed North Queensland communities, closing businesses, schools and major roads.

    Bad spelling is unprecedented !

  47. Mother Lode

    Israel Folau going to Super League.

    Australia does not have sports organisations – merely political ones.

    We will eventually be left with a bland display where skill on the field is submerged beneath ostentatious secular virtue everywhere else. All those people with near savant prowess in their games will be sidelined so the less talented can be moved up in rankings. ‘Best’ is relative. It does not mean you are actually good.

    Look at that dreadful display by Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe. According to them a sportsperson must promote certain political ideas. I never really liked him – through his tantrums he came to personify the death of sportsmanship in sport . Her I was indifferent to. Well, I now think less of her as a human.

    Serena Williams must be hoping and praying Margaret Court gets un-personed.

  48. Mother Lode

    Rainfall records have been broken as unpredecented rainfall lashed North Queensland communities, closing businesses, schools and major roads.

    So, if I am reading this right, businesses, schools and major roads were appalled to the point of closure by some rain that had not been made decent before it ‘lashed’ North Queensland.

  49. unpredecented
    unprecedented

    maybe they meant unrepresented.

    yes. unrepresented rainfall

  50. Bear Necessities

    Ace of Spades David Hogg thread

    How the fornication did Harvard let this boy in. It is hilarious.

  51. John64

    Sometimes you’ve gotta dips your lid to TheirABC.

    The seamless way that AM has morphed in recent days from “we’re all going to die because of climate change” to “we’re all going to die because of the Coronavirus” is quite impressive.

    A different slant on your early morning dose of catastrophism almost puts a smile on your dial.

  52. Mother Lode

    Perhaps the rain was unparallelled.

    Cross winds could do that as long as they are gusty or of uneven strength.

  53. Dr Faustus

    In She’ll Be Right news:

    Chief Medical Officer’s update on novel coronavirus

    Every passenger on those flights from China is given an information sheet in Chinese and Mandarin… …and told to undertake, to watch themselves, and to contact their doctor or their emergency department should they develop symptoms over the following 14 days.

    Again, we have no evidence there’s a risk to the Australian public. There’s no human to human transmission that’s been identified in this country. […] our focus still remains on that Hubei province of China, which is the epicentre and which is the only place where human to human transmission has been identified.

    Germany, Japan report first cases of coronavirus in people who hadn’t travelled to China

    The first cases of human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus outside of China have been announced.

    So, the good news, there is still no evidence that 2019-nCoV can transmit human to human under Australian conditions. (But to be on the safe side, perhaps get those traveller information sheets underlined and in bold.)

  54. areff

    Was having morning coffee this morning with a particular friend who has been teaching english as a second language in Victoria’s fine public education system. Not given to salty language, I was surprised to hear her ejaculate several words much favoured, sadly, at the Cat. The cause of her surprise, an email from one of the schools at which she did a relief stint last year. She read it out, and as I wasn’t taking notes the paraphrased gist of it isn’t verbatim, but it’s pretty close.

    “Face masks will not be permitted in school … be alert for prejudice against students of Chinese appearance, who are entitled to full access to education.”

    There was also advice about hand-washing and how coughing into one’s elbow will keep everyone safe.

    Victorian education have been happy to produce brain-dead kids. Now their ambitions must be expanding to cover the rest of their bodies as well.

    A few hours earlier, DFAT posted an official advisory urging Australians not to visit Wuhan. Vic Dept of Education must think it’s OK, though, if Wuhan visits Melbourne.

  55. Knuckle Dragger

    Lode,

    Yup.

    McEnroe, although clearly a player of international standing was never a Nadal, Becker, Federer, Bjorg or so on. In that company, he was mediocre and is only remembered for smashing racquets, yelling at umpires and all-round shit sportsmanship.

    It’s for that reason he’s made so much coin on the commentating circuit – and even then, not actual commentating, just delivering ‘colour’. It’s like having Phil Tufnell delivering fielding tips to Glenn Maxwell.

    There are of course comparisons to be made with Fitzsimons, but pixels don’t grow on trees.

    At what point he decided he had the runs on the board to tell people how to lives their lives escapes me.

  56. Knuckle Dragger

    *live their lives*

    Frigging penis banner.

  57. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Why do nearly all cave drawings look the same?’

    Because it proves the theorem that even the Cro-Magnons were fascinated by firm, yet pliant cans.

  58. Dr Faustus

    Good Bat Flu news:

    Australian lab first outside of China to re-create coronavirus, helping vaccine push

    Described as a “game changer” that will help scientists determine whether a future vaccine is effective, experts at Melbourne’s Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity on Tuesday became the world’s first scientific lab outside of China to recreate the virus.

    They will now share it with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Europe, which will in turn share it with labs worldwide…

    With a What the Actual Fuck? twist:

    The Doherty Institute is the second lab in the world to recreate the disease. A lab in China was the first, but did not share its discovery with the WHO.

    Politics? Malign bureaucracy? Incompetence? A quid in it somewhere?
    The Sick Man of Asia.

  59. Knuckle Dragger

    I was searching for a comparison point for the Wuhanzombieflu and this bastard country over the last couple of days. Took a bit of cog turning, but found one.

    Peter Benchley’s book. Jaws.

    Giant fish goes around chewing on the punters. Local sheriff wants to close the beach. Idiot mayor turns up. ‘We can’t close the beach! It’s the busiest long weekend of the year! Tourist dollars!’ aaaaand so on.

    Mayor keeps the beach open. Giant fish chews on more punters, plus various boats, plus the highly paid ‘expert’ consultant. General pandemonium ensues.

    Mayor: ‘Thoughts and prayers.’

  60. Dr Faustus

    From BoN @9:13

    David [email protected]

    This is a tweet for for the founders of the gun violence prevention movement started centuries ago by almost entirely black, brown and indigenous lgbtq women and non binary people that never got on the news or in most history books.

    You have to wonder whether ‘almost entirely non-binary people’ actually cancel out and cease to exist.

  61. Old School Conservative

    WA Health Minister asking all Chicoms to stay away from school next week for 14 days

    Internment camps are only weeks away.
    It would be funny to watch the marxist left try and justify their support for camps based on fears for their own lives, whist still condemning the WWII camps.

  62. dover_beach

    “Face masks will not be permitted in school … be alert for prejudice against students of Chinese appearance, who are entitled to full access to education.”

    If anything happens here the authors of these missives and their accomplices need to be brought before Bane’s tribunal.

  63. Old School Conservative

    Eyrie
    #3305121, posted on January 28, 2020 at 9:52 pm
    Any chance Canberra will burn to the ground in its entirety? Would be a great boost for our country

    .
    Oi!
    I have family there – private sector workers too!

  64. Snoopy

    The seamless way that AM has morphed in recent days from “we’re all going to die because of climate change” to “we’re all going to die because of the Coronavirus” is quite impressive.

    You would think the ABC would be pleased by the prospect of a coronavirus pandemic. A culling of the world’s population back to 1850’s levels could be the last chance for survival the planet has.

  65. stackja

    Old School Conservative
    #3305385, posted on January 29, 2020 at 9:41 am marxist left

    Many marxist left went to Gulag for some reason.

  66. Snoopy

    The European Union is dispatching two flights to evacuate at least 350 healthy European Union citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan.

    Fixed.

  67. stackja

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    ·
    38m
    Heading to New Jersey. Big Rally, in fact, Really Big Rally!

  68. Geriatric Mayfly

    From a purely selfish point of view, it would have been better if Ken had paraded his vitiligo. Anyway, it’s a start and our long oppressed minority will have its anguish tempered by Barbie’s heartfelt promotion of inclusion and diversity.
    Mattel is adding new dolls to its popular Barbie line that include a model with no hair, one with the skin condition vitiligo

  69. Eyrie

    The only private sector workers in Canberra are servicing the public service drones.

  70. Mother Lode

    We are on the verge of living as superheroes.

    “Quick Robin! He has a bat-illness. Get the bat-serum!”

  71. JC

    Eyrie
    #3305324, posted on January 29, 2020 at 7:40 am

    calli,

    The Carolina Boeing factory is not unionised. Bet the dickhead saying the aircraft are unairworthy works for the Seattle unions.

    I saw him. I could smell a rat the moment he began to speak. Has there ever been anything the ABC has spoken honestly?

  72. 8th Dan

    Morning Farsical … I have plenty of forms.
    As I said on Sunday … if you come into my rooms in NSW waving those leaflets and raving in Pashto about bombing unarmed Afghan farmers, you are going to be restrained and then sectioned. Just another DVA failure.

  73. The Barking Toad

    Kiwis changing their government?

    I think the neighs have it.

    Hahahah ……nice one Centurion

  74. Geriatric Mayfly

    I saw him. I could smell a rat the moment he began to speak. Has there ever been anything the ABC has spoken honestly?

    For those who can get hold of last week’s Spectator, Rod Liddle gives the BBC a delicious serve. Apart from the license fee arrangement, every malodorous aspect of the BBC as described, applies to the ABC as well.

  75. Old School Conservative

    Eyrie
    #3305406, posted on January 29, 2020 at 10:12 am
    The only private sector workers in Canberra are servicing the public service drones.

    Yes.
    I do respect the family members who work very hard to sell their stuff to the public servants who are rarely available due to late start, early finish, lunch break, morning and afternoon tea break, 10-minute-break-in-lieu-of-a-smoko break, annual leave, flexitime leave, study leave, bereavement leave, and the new one – too much smoke in the air leave.
    The best angle for public servants is the delayed decision making protocols. A 2 week process can easily be drawn out to two years. That’s worth a PhD analysis on its own.

  76. 8th Dan

    Israel Folau going to Super League.

    Au revoir, Tristesse. One year contract only. And, it’s been made clear very publicly that any of the “religious beliefs/freedom of speech” crap like he did in Australia will result in immediate termination of his contract.

  77. Roger

    First person to person cases of Wuhan coronavirus reported outside of China in Japan, one being a tour bus driver who drove two tour groups from Wuhan recently.

    Has our CMO been sacked yet?

    Has Minister Hunt performed a mea culpa on radio this morning?

  78. Bruce of Newcastle

    Quoting the Bible is “crap” eh Dan?
    Betcha any mu slims in the side who quoted the ko ran wouldn’t be booted out.
    Mysteriously only Christians ever seem to get this treatment.

  79. cohenite

    if you come into my rooms in NSW

    Dick free rooms.

    As for Izzy being restrained from mentioning Christianity: compare that with toilet fucker, sonny bill, refusing to wear his sponsor’s logo because it upsets his RoP swine beliefs; sonny gets praised. Izzy cops it. The left are scum, especially when they don’t have dicks.

  80. Eyrie

    “Has Minister Hunt performed a mea culpa on radio this morning?”
    Likely not but the ritual seppukku can come later.

  81. cohenite

    Every house needs one to keep the lefties infected by the beer virus out:

    https://imgur.com/WPQJ6cx

  82. Roger

    Apartement complex in Broadbeach on Gold Coast reportedly locked down by police.

    Paramedics present in hazmat suits to attend to someone who recently flew in from China.

    The police donning those dust masks you buy at Bunnings, would you believe.

  83. Bear Necessities

    Israel Folau going to Super League.

    Au revoir, Tristesse. One year contract only. And, it’s been made clear very publicly that any of the “religious beliefs/freedom of speech” crap like he did in Australia will result in immediate termination of his contract.

    So you don’t believe in freedom of speech Dan?

  84. EvilElvis

    Every passenger on those flights from China is given an information sheet in Chinese and Mandarin

    And thus is how the public service/bureacracy operates. Not one person actually good at anything productive or outcome based. The lot, to a man, are no better than some old cracker rocking up to woolies with her shopping list to check off. Except, she’s had to devise the checklist herself. The PS/bureacracy think the general populace is more retarded than they are, give the plebs a check list to comply with, that’s how we run our pathetic, tax funded existences. No accountability, no thinking outside the square, no notice of consequences or requirement for change. Useless.

  85. Infidel Tiger

    Word is that Trump is about to suspend all flights with China.

    Finally.

  86. Mater

    Morning Farsical … I have plenty of forms.
    As I said on Sunday … if you come into my rooms in NSW waving those leaflets and raving in Pashto about bombing unarmed Afghan farmers, you are going to be restrained and then sectioned.

    You mean forms like this one?

    The one titled “SCHEDULE 1 – MEDICAL CERTIFICATE AS TO EXAMINATION OR OBSERVATION OF PERSON”?

    Come on Dr Dan, take the opportunity to prove me wrong, I’ve opened myself up here.
    If it is as you say, it shouldn’t be hard. Link to something which from NSW which contradicts me (and the NSW Health Service) and shows they use the term “sectioned” as opposed to “scheduled”.

    Just one condition. No more linking to UK Health Documents please. I’m already full bottle from the links you provided the other night.

  87. EvilElvis

    Oi!
    I have family there – private sector workers too!

    Their sacrifice won’t be forgotten.

  88. 8th Dan

    Quoting the Bible is “crap” eh Dan?

    Except, on the two occasions … first cautioned, second contract terminated … he didn’t actually quote the Bible.
    But you knew that eh Not of?

  89. Dr Faustus

    Israel Folau going to Super League.

    “This is a difficult decision, as the RFL places a high value on the sport’s reputation in prioritising Inclusion and Diversity – and deplores the player’s previous comments,” the [SL] statement read.

    In the spirit of inclusion and diversity, clubs are obligated to ensure there is at least one same sex attracted participant giving/receiving in all future group sex activities. Solo mouth-pissing will remain acceptable, providing the recipient identifies as non-binary.

  90. Arky:
    re: First cat contributor to die from chinese armadildo AIDS sweep.
    I’m not dead yet!

  91. Bear Necessities

    Rugby League will have players like Matthew Lodge who commit violent thuggery but not Israel Folau who makes a few harsh words about homosexuals, fornicators, alcoholics etc.

    Some people can’t handle a bit of free speech.

  92. Mater

    Dan, nothing?
    I’m here to learn. Educate me.

  93. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The Doherty Institute is the second lab in the world to recreate the disease. A lab in China was the first, but did not share its discovery with the WHO.

    yes they had it back in october

  94. Infidel Tiger

    Those stupid British bastards are going to allow the Chicoms to build their 5G network.

    The US and Australia can now no longer share any security info with them.

    Are they insane? The Chicoms sure are good at buying people.

  95. The Barking Toad

    I see Chief Wiggum is back in the box at the plod RC. Nice haircut.

    Sheila doing the quizzing has a lot of “ums”

  96. Arky

    I’m not dead yet!

    ..
    Glad to hear it.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I swear reporters must be reading the cat

    Four creepy coincidences in coronavirus outbreak

  98. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Dan, nothing?
    I’m here to learn. Educate me.

    We are lucky to have the wisdom of Field Marshall Grogarly, N.B.G, D.S.O., V.D and scar, here on the Cat, aren’t we?

  99. feelthebern

    Word is that Trump is about to suspend all flights with China.

    China has announced a travel ban from mainland to Hong Kong & Macau.

  100. feelthebern

    Incident at my coffee shop this morning.
    A rather gelatinous fellow wearing shorts, loafers & a maroon suit jacket orders a soy latte.
    Then drinks water from the complimentary free water jug.
    I laughed at him.
    If he survives the Wuhan Zombie Apocalypse (doubtful), he’s not going to like the aftermath.

  101. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    5,578 confirmed 131 deaths

  102. feelthebern

    There will be a high correlation between loafer wearers & unpleasant tasks in the aftermath.
    They won’t stand a chance.

  103. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    China has announced a travel ban from mainland to Hong Kong & Macau.

    Seems they have just cancelled the New Year celebrations – the effects on the Western Australian crayfish trade are immediate.

  104. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Coronavirus will definitely become a global pandemic unless there are ‘draconian’ worldwide travel bans, experts warn

    CMO needs to see the fuse well and truly lit here before shutting the gates

  105. stackja

    NJTV working. Fox buffering!

  106. Mater

    Dr Dan,
    Can I suggest you slip away quietly, change your moniker to something new (yet again) and reappear as a fresh jube. As an (ostensibly) new commentator, you’ll garner infinitely more credibility than what you currently possess. A fresh start, so to speak.
    Do try not to make such a fool of yourself next time around. The constant face plants must be costing Medicare a fortune in Betadine. It is indeed fortunate that you’re a medical professional.

  107. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    5974/132 according to twitter

  108. Old School Conservative

    “Two high-profile guests have breached these protocols and we are working through this with them.” (The Australian)

    Wow. Tennis Australia has really brought out the wet lettuce leaf for McEnroe and Navratilova.
    They must be quaking in their rainbow coloured sneakers.

  109. Geriatric Mayfly

    We have had vials of smallpox in discussion recently. Vials of coronavirus should work just as well on perceived enemies.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    Except, on the two occasions … first cautioned, second contract terminated …

    … illegally, which cost RA a bucket of money they can’t afford when the Vicar finally stopped taking legal advice from FitzSimian and spoke to an adult with actual legal knowledge.

  111. Infidel Tiger

    The federal government will evacuate Australians from Wuhan and transfer them to Christmas Island detention centre for quarantine.

    M

    Exactly as I demanded. The interning of Chinese begins.

  112. Zippy:
    Ref: Doorbell tracker.
    These bastards are going to keep spying on us until they get multiBillion dollar fines.

  113. Leigh Lowe

    Dr Faustus

    #3305437, posted on January 29, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Israel Folau going to Super League

    Ha, ha.
    Tell me again.
    How many times did FitzSimian assure us that no French or Brit club would go near Izzy?

  114. Leigh Lowe

    Lady tenniser triggers the SJWs.
    Wins match.
    Makes the sign of the cross.

  115. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    These bastards are going to keep spying on us until they get multiBillion dollar fines.

    they seem to all share data, I get ads based on browsing on different emails, computers and browsers

  116. dover_beach

    Looking at a map of China, Wuhan is pretty much central China with HK directly south, Shanghai directly east, and Beijing directly north. Doesn’t look good.

  117. Leigh Lowe

    The lady tenniser is Simona Halep.
    Romanian Orthodox.
    I doubt that church would have a rainbow mass.

  118. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wow. Tennis Australia has really brought out the wet lettuce leaf for McEnroe and Navratilova.

    Presumably they’ll have their contracts immediately terminated like Israel Folau’s was.
    TA wouldn’t want to seem inconsistent and prejudiced would they?

  119. Dr Faustus

    The federal government will evacuate Australians from Wuhan and transfer them to Christmas Island detention centre for quarantine.

    The UK press says: Not so fast, Mr Bond:

    hundreds of Brits are stranded at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak after China blocked attempts to airlift them home.

    Officials have told all countries its lockdown will not be lifted for repatriation flights, a Foreign Office source revealed.

    The Chicoms fear the chaos of domestic special pleading and favours called-in far more than the Wrath of Morrison.

  120. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China
    Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has been arrested and criminally charged with making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the U.S. Defense Department about his ties to a Chinese government program to recruit foreign scientists and researchers.

  121. candy

    I don’t know if the citizens of Christmas Island would be thrilled about that.

    Perhaps if some are dual citizens they may be taken care of by the Chinese or their families there anyway.

  122. 8th Dan

    Farcical … I can but repeat, yet again, what I have already told you. If you come to my rooms in NSW with your continuing carry-on, you will be sectioned.
    In the meantime, feel free to google whatever you feel satisfies your needs.

  123. Bruce of Newcastle

    I don’t know if the citizens of Christmas Island would be thrilled about that.

    Especially not the Tamil family.
    Maybe they should voluntarily return to Sri Lanka before the quarantined people arrive.

  124. EvilElvis

    I don’t know if the citizens of Christmas Island would be thrilled about that.

    What’s not to like? Kickstarting a property Ponzi with a leper colony on Christmas Island should be warmly embraced!

  125. min

    We must have had climate change years ago after WW1 ended and there was a worldwide pandemic of flu . How many y died?

  126. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Looking at a map of China, Wuhan is pretty much central China with HK directly south, Shanghai directly east, and Beijing directly north. Doesn’t look good.

    great spot for a level 4 bio lab

  127. Theres a real chance that a lot of people will start looking around at the Chinese enclaves in their cities, noting that China calls them Chinese Abroad, an decide to take it out on them despite many of them have been here for several generations.

  128. EvilElvis

    Arky has nailed it.

    Will you start a sweep on how many days until the virus is uncontained on CI, then one for how long until we nuke it?

  129. Knuckle Dragger

    This is great.

    Danielle’s a doctor. Just like a barrister.

    Giving the same type of advice, too.

    Yes. Yes of course you can raise the criminal history as well as anecdotal information (ie, antecedents) of the accused person in a murder trial.

    Except, unless you’re already a serial killer, you can’t.

    Of course we’d trust the bewildered girly. Her considered medical expertise, backed up by nothing should be heeded by all.

    These sort of baseless proclamations are what got us exponential coronavirus spread.

  130. The Barking Toad

    Wouldn’t want to live out at Box Hill.

    Monty Python – “I like Chinese………”

  131. Mater

    Farcical … I can but repeat, yet again, what I have already told you. If you come to my rooms in NSW with your continuing carry-on, you will be sectioned.

    Nothing hey?
    Given that that term is not used in NSW, I must assume then, that you would cut me into pieces.

    Won’t that wreck the skin?
    That would be a shame, Grigs. I have great skin (for my age) and it would make a great throw rug!

    As for my suggestion about changing your moniker, I really think it’s a good idea. In reality, Bob should do it too. Unfortunately, he’s in a sticky predicament. He only has one Service Number, and without that, what would he be? Where would his authority come from?

  132. Dr Faustus

    If you come to my rooms in NSW with your continuing carry-on, you will be sectioned.

    My ‘rooms’ at the Forensic Hospital.
    No, no really, not the Jacket, I’m a doctor, not a patient.

  133. Infidel Tiger

    Farcical … I can but repeat, yet again, what I have already told you. If you come to my rooms in NSW with your continuing carry-on, you will be sectioned.

    “Hey Doc, why do your rooms have no windows and all these meat hooks?”

    “Nnnnnnooooooooooo”

  134. lotocoti

    I’m guessing “my rooms” is some sort of Jame Gumb LARPing set up.

  135. Evil elvis:

    Will you start a sweep on how many days until the virus is uncontained on CI, then one for how long until we nuke it?

    Sub bets for what sort of nuke?
    I’d prefer neutron nukes – that way we can re use the facilities.
    But I’m a very conservative person.

  136. areff

    Rod Liddle’s column. As Mayfly says, the observations apply tenfold to Their ABC:

    Whoever becomes the next director-general of the BBC should take a close look at last week’s Question Time. It came from Liverpool, which is perhaps the most left-wing city in the country, Brighton excepted. On it, the actor Laurence Fox was making sensible comments about the Harry and Meghan business (which is beginning to bore me into a stupor), when he was upbraided by a third-division academic from a glorified teacher training college. This was Rachel Boyle, a ‘researcher on race and ethnicity’. She trotted out the familiar, learned-by-rote cliché that Fox was possessed of ‘white privilege’ and was therefore, by implication, disqualified to comment on the matter.

    It’s what happened next that should register itself in the mind of whatever fragrant bien-pensant is hoisted into the saddle of this doomed behemoth. As soon as the ridiculous woman uttered the words ‘white privilege’ the entire audience let out a groan of ineffable weariness, as if the will to live had suddenly deserted them. And then they booed. This was in Liverpool, remember, a city often unkindly (and unfairly) characterised as a bastion of victimhood wallowing.

    The point I would hope the new DG takes from this is that virtually nobody in the country buys into this egregious identitarian rubbish — beyond, that is, the BBC and the lower halls of academia. The largely white, middle-class producers and presenters of the corporation may be obsessed with identity politics and are able to spout all the fashionable shibboleths, but it has no purchase whatsoever beyond Kensal Rise. It is considered idiotic, banal and divisive even by a broad section of the left — which is beginning to realise that it is one important reason why they never win general elections. Almost nobody swallows this guff. It does not matter how many publicly funded bodies are bullied into acceding each and every demand from one or other victim group, it is still nowhere close to persuading the average voter — or licence fee payer — to clamber aboard the woke bandwagon.

    Tony Hall’s decision to quit as DG is the last chance to save the BBC. He is a perfectly fine, emollient administrator, but under his watch the corporation has drifted further and further from the concerns, values and appetites of the people who pay for its existence. It is not that the BBC is left-wing, per se — certainly not on economic issues. Instead it is a hopeless echo chamber and its staff do not think that they are biased at all, simply correct, scarcely coming into contact with a population which is utterly averse to their obsessions.

    Under Lord Hall’s administration, a moronic wokeness began to infest each and every part of the BBC’s output. For sure, the news and current affairs programmes were hideously biased on the issues of the European Union, immigration, Israel, Islam and identity politics, even more so than they had been before. And one became used to presenters sneering and snarling at anyone who dared to offer a different view to their own. But it was as nothing compared with the rest of the programming.

    The rapidly dwindling audience for the latest, execrable Doctor Who series is the obvious case in point, a once glorious piece of fun for kids which is now a propaganda sheet for agitprop middle-class London liberals (and, for kids, virtually unwatchable). Nor could they leave poor Charles Dickens alone, turning A Christmas Carol into a tirade against capitalism. Richard Adams’s Watership Down was reimagined to include keening feminist rabbits. Every drama had a message shoehorned into it.

    There was no respite on comedy panel shows, either, where participants thought it enough to say ‘Trump’ or ‘Boris’ to gain a laugh. Radio 4 meanwhile transformed itself into an endless fugue of misery and victimhood: listen to it for more than an hour and you begin to reach for a razor blade. No wonder the audience share plummeted.

    The great mass of people simply do not agree with the BBC’s vision of the world. They may respect it for historical reasons and, occasionally, for a fine piece of journalism which somehow slips through the net. But the march away from Labour which we saw last month was occasioned by a final realisation that the party had nothing in common with the people who are supposed to vote for it. There is evidence that exactly the same thing is happening with the BBC. One of Lord Hall’s last acts was to appoint a ‘diversity’ czar. Diversity of political opinion? Nope, it was the fervent Remainer June Sarpong who was there to ensure the BBC became even more identitarian.

    The new director-general’s kindest act would be to shepherd the BBC gracefully towards its existence as a subscription-only service. Frankly, given the breadth of the BBC’s output, it would represent decent value for money compared with, say, Sky or Netflix. But the take-up will be small if the corporation continues to misunderstand how averse possible subscribers are to being told how to think, as if they were children or just plain thick. And changing the mindset of the BBC is almost impossible when it is the recipient of a direct levy on everybody in the country, like it or not, so that in the end ratings do not really matter one jot.
    If it were forced to live in the commercial world, the BBC might suddenly begin to comprehend the need to understand its audience a little better and to champion meaningful diversity — not of colour of skin or sexual orientation or gender, but of political and cultural views.

  137. EvilElvis

    I’d prefer neutron nukes – that way we can re use the facilities.

    Is that a committed bet?

    I’m going the Ukraine 737. A dirty Russian operated by an inept Iranian ‘accident’. Pretty much how I like my Friday nights as well…

  138. Arky

    Dodging chinese at the airport.
    Don’t worry race baiters.
    I would be avoiding all tall blondes including the ones with gigantic boobies if the thing was coming from scandanavia.

  139. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Malaysia says 3 new cases of virus infection, total at 7

  140. Arky

    I know why our betters aren’t worrying.
    They are not standing in line after line at the airports.
    First class or private jets for them.
    Armadillo bat AIDS for you.

  141. Arky

    I think my last two posts are probably racist, sexist and xenophobic according to standards.
    Where do I report myself?

  142. Here:
    You report yourself here.
    ASIO has the place under close observation.
    Wait for a kick at the door.

  143. Arky

    Ahhh.
    So I don’t have to do anything?
    Commissar Doom will contact me?

  144. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Commissar Doom will contact me?

    sit tight, help is on the way, there is no need to panic

    sit tight, help is on the way, there is no need to panic

    sit tight, help is on the way, there is no need to panic

    sit tight, help is on the way, there is no need to panic

  145. min

    Listening to Scomo at National PressClub and all the left questions asked afterwards as expected focussing on Sports rorts and virtually nothing on the crisis management and now Tingle, Probyn snd Spiers to analyse speech. FGS Spiers hair matches his hair pink, grey and silver.

  146. real (not a test) vaccine in 5 years.
    everybody dead in 4 weeks.

    Do we have our best Climate Scientists working on this?

  147. 8th Dan

    I must assume then, that you would cut me into pieces

    Farsical … sorry, incorrect spelling last time. Assume what you wish, but that is not the meaning 0f sectioned in the context heretofore discussed.

  148. You know, this is the most boring Virageddon I’ve ever lived through.
    Day after day on numbers slowly climbing on a graph, tiny dots turning into little dots, little dots turning into medium dots (you get the picture…).
    Where’s the crazed mobs burning down stuff?
    Where’s the monster WZV Zombies chewing on nubile young Scandinavian chicks?
    Crowds of out of control, bikers shooting up towns and capturing nubile young Scandinavian chicks?
    Transgender activists capturing and devouring elderly pensioners because they refuse to be ‘inclusive’?
    Wymminses Liberators rescuing the nubile young Scandinavian chicks for nefarious reasons?
    BORING!

    Arky – get that Ford going and we’ll add a couple of gatling guns. Then we’ll tear around the streets like Chuck Norris, shooting up the bad blokes.
    I’ll jump on the first plane and meet you at the airport.
    Hang on, not getting on no bloody plane…
    This Virageddon is going to be so BORING.

  149. feelthebern

    Why the fvck are we letting planes in from China?
    Seriously, this is the biggest act of wilful negligence from an Australian government I have ever seen.
    I think I’m the most pro China Cat.
    If I’m of this view, I can only imagine others would be apoplectic over the situation.

  150. 8th Dan

    Dodging chinese at the airport.

    Surprising how many, and how noticeable, they are in Woolies now.

  151. feelthebern

    Grigs, you realise you can’t eat the victims of the Wuhan Zombie virus.
    Nor can you use them to make a closet full of skin suits.

  152. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Surprising how many, and how noticeable, they are in Woolies now.

    racist! the true progressive is blind to race, hand in your badge immediately

  153. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    This Virageddon is going to be so BORING.

    it’s a like watching a doomsday bomb in extreme slow motion

  154. feelthebern

    Grigs after filling up on his skin-suit donors (or what we call victims).

    https://twitter.com/RentonSkagboy/status/1222171188614615046

  155. Mater

    but that is not the meaning 0f sectioned in the context heretofore discussed.

    Nor is it the accepted term for involuntary admission to mental health units in NSW…as heretofore discussed.

    If you think otherwise, you just need to provide same evidence, Dr Dan. I’m more than happy to concede defeat and skulk off like a Bob-well-kicked.

    The proof will set you free!

  156. feelthebern

    Patient at Dr Dans.
    Why do I have to be naked?
    Why do I have to close my eyes before you take my temperature?

  157. Davey Boy

    Fairfax kiddies takeover of Nein news is Complete. From nine.com.au WWOS:

    Super League club Wigan’s perfect smackdown after Israel Folau’s Catalans signing

    Super League powerhouse Wigan handed Israel Folau the perfect smackdown after the homophobic megastar signed with rival club Catalans.
    Folau, 30, will play for the France-based Dragons on a one-year contract.
    About 20 minutes after Catalans announced the deal, Wigan announced that its round six home game against the Dragons would now be a Pride Day clash, in support of the LGBTQ+ community.
    Folau, a hardline Christian sacked by Rugby Australia for spreading homophobia and transphobia on social media, can therefore expect to be met with rainbow flags when he travels plays the Warriors.
    Wigan players will wear rainbow socks and laces, while LGBTQ+ groups have been invited to be part of the day. Further Pride Day activities are planned around the match in what is effectively a club-sanctioned mass protest of Folau’s signing, on top of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

    Etc etc
    Folau should do what the Covington kids did.

  158. rickw

    Dodging chinese at the airport.

    Doing the same at Bunnings!

  159. Egregious infantile tanty tosser McEnroe has form for beating up on elderly ladies. Witness his regular abuse of lady line judges during his mediocre playing years.
    Having this narcissist creep as a commentator is a perfect complement to the primadonna ego-fest that is professional tennis. Oh, and the creep likes Kyrgios. Says it all don’t it. Even more boring than basketball.

  160. Jessie

    Ayers Rock

    Tourism Australia

    Surprised that Wyatt OA, as previous expert in Indig state Education and Health, and his Advisory team are not more concerned about the 2019-nCoV scenario. Wyatt and his Advisory team have intimate knowledge of Australia’s First Nation (people), long distance trading routes and of remote aviation and road Avgas usage.They will be indispensable for reporting risk analyses across state/territory borders.

    A disaster awaiting to occur or this specially disadvantaged group, coupled with the burgeoning unique cultural experiencesv offered under the umbrella of economic development and liquor outlets in regional tourism/FIFO towns .

    2019-nCoV and such-like should have mountains of advisory academic papers given the expenditure shovelled in to Close the Gap communicable (and non-C) diseases and general mortality aided by non-compliance with pharmaceutical advice/regimes. And grandmother/Aunty’s lore advice on regular cleaning a house, washing hands and daily showering, preparing food safely and so on.

    Reports easily found on CDC sites filtered by ATSI/non-ATSI for policy and $ seeking for the $poured in to PoC grants/equipment and pharmaceutical/Medicare benefits to these disadvantaged groups.

  161. rickw

    Why the fvck are we letting planes in from China?
    Seriously, this is the biggest act of wilful negligence from an Australian government I have ever seen.

    It’s mind boggling, makes absolutely no sense, particularly when you contrast it to their climate alarmism and willingness to wreck everything for something that doesn’t exist.

    Take any tangible action on something which does exist and which is almost certainly far worse than reports, hell no!

    The survivors are going to take some serious revenge on these pricks.

  162. feelthebern

    The Johns Hopkins summary page doesn’t appear to be keeping up with the reports from around the world.

  163. 8th Dan

    Farsical … your own inimical skulking style does not need to be replaced with what you imagine about another who, by the bye, is a far better man than you are Gunga Din.

    Nor is there any need for you to imagine what is accepted practice in the use of the term “sectioned” … I have already spoken truly on that matter. More than once.

  164. Geriatric Mayfly

    Plod Cornelius has returned from a modest luncheon. He has reached the stage where he can’t now remember if he can’t remember.

  165. Mater

    Oh look!
    From a story in the Sydney Morning Herald:

    “This is what it felt like to be ”scheduled” under the NSW Mental Health Act when I was 28 and my experiences with the NSW public mental health system only went downhill from there.”

    But you already know I’m right don’t you, Dr Dan? As usual, you’re just being an obtuse prick. Bob would be proud of you.

  166. feelthebern

    I have already spoken truly on that matter. More than once.

    Tax eating moocher says “How dare you question me!”

  167. Feelthebern:

    The Johns Hopkins summary page doesn’t appear to be keeping up with the reports from around the world.

    Do you have another site link?
    This is so boring I’m going to paint the bathroom just so I can watch the paint dry…

  168. feelthebern

    Grigs is wondering what to do with the Chinese in his basement.
    Does he let them go before they infect the rest of his SSD inventory (skin-suit-donor) ?

  169. Mater

    Farsical … your own inimical skulking style does not need to be replaced with what you imagine about another who, by the bye, is a far better man than you are Gunga Din.

    I notice ‘the great man’ hasn’t come to your aid during this discussion, despite being the source of the disagreement. Nor has he chimed in with one of his characteristic sideline snipes.
    I’ll give you one guess why.
    It surprises me that even he is more aware than you are.

  170. feelthebern

    I’m missing SRR about now.
    Only he/she would have the leading edge conspiracy theories.

  171. feelthebern

    What’s the largest plane that can land at Christmas Island?

  172. Shy Ted

    If the virus don’t get ya global arming will. For the next 3 days anyway. Then it won’t be mentioned again til next time. This has been an unusually cool Summer. Unprecedented? Perhaps. Catastrophic? Certainly, to my suntan, or rather, lack of it.

  173. Fisky

    Uh oh!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BaldingsWorld/status/1222360271357804544

    The Abiding Balding
    @BaldingsWorld
    ·
    13m
    😂😂😂Wuhan Institute of Virology was recruiting someone to study coronavirus from bats in November 2019

  174. The Barking Toad

    Chief Wiggum still can’t recall.

    Is that a rug on his head?

    No recollection is the latest answer.

  175. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Plod Cornelius has returned from a modest luncheon. He has reached the stage where he can’t now remember if he can’t remember.

    “Modest luncheon.” “Lunched well” in my younger days, was a euphemism for being slightly pi$$ed after lunch. Is “Modest luncheon” a similar euphemism?

  176. Does this mean that the Chinese who have self-identified as aboriginal will have to identify as something else?

  177. Tom

    What’s the largest plane that can land at Christmas Island?

    B767, A330 — i.e., 300 seats.

  178. What’s the largest plane that can land at Christmas Island?

    Does it have to be a landing with survivors?

  179. The Barking Toad

    Now back to “don’t recall being briefed about that”

  180. 1735099

    I’ll give you one guess why

    It would have to be the most blindingly boring dispute I’ve seen in a long time.
    And on Catallaxy, that’s saying something….

  181. John64

    Craft Cornelius, Nero Nixon, Simon Underhand and Wiggum Ashton.

    You’ve only got to watch these 4 bozos in the RC witness box for a few minutes to understand why Vicpol is a national joke and why the morale of decent coppers on the beat is at an all time low.

    That dull whirring noise you can hear is Mick Miller spinning in his grave.

  182. Geriatric Mayfly

    What on earth did Plod Cornelius do to fill in the day? Never anywhere near the action it seems, no finger on the pulse, hiding under his desk, ignored by all the movers and shakers.

  183. Zatara

    What’s the largest plane that can land at Christmas Island?

    Do you ever want to use it again?

  184. Mater

    It would have to be the most blindingly boring dispute I’ve seen in a long time.

    Such a boring, insignificant issue that you felt the need to (incorrectly) correct someone!

    1735099
    #3130727, posted on August 13, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Scheduled.

    Nope.
    In NSW the term is sectioned.
    (Section 4C5 of the Mental Health Act, 2007)

  185. Geriatric Mayfly

    Plod Cornelius has refreshed his memory, after a rather snoopy question from Counsel. Let’s hope it remains fresh and brushy tailed.

  186. calli

    Truly farcical. With a dash of satire.

  187. Tailgunner

    Mayor keeps the beach open. Giant fish chews on more punters, plus various boats, plus the highly paid ‘expert’ consultant. General pandemonium ensues.

    Mayor: ‘Thoughts and prayers.’

    Hahaha, nice Knuckles
    Is it wrong that instead of the actual Jaws mayor I immediately pictured Diamond Joe at the lectern ?
    😄😄

  188. calli

    We’re gonna need a bigger moat. 😁

  189. Tailgunner

    Only he/she would have the leading edge conspiracy theories.

    Yeah, I tried that too the other day…
    And Oakleigh Annie…
    But call outs don’t work on these guys.
    Or my man, Ant.

  190. The Barking Toad

    Chief Wiggum squirming a lot at the plod RC. Glasses off, wig slipping

  191. Shy Ted

    It’s high time the Aussie cork hat, designed to keep the flies at bay, came into the 21st century.

  192. calli

    Tomorrow I fly up to Qld to spend the weekend in the company of a rabid Leftie (female). Plus a peanut gallery of family.

    I predict a popcorn shortage north of the border. Qld Cats stock up before the shelves are bare.

  193. The Barking Toad

    Now the lass is putting the boots in and the squirming is getting better

  194. Leigh Lowe

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #3305584, posted on January 29, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Plod Cornelius has refreshed his memory, after a rather snoopy question from Counsel. Let’s hope it remains fresh and brushy tailed.

    The Deputy Commissioner for Amnesia has had a bad day.
    A letter from their “glittering prize” informer dated 2009 surfaces.
    It contains awkward timelines and references to inconvenient events. It has the scribblings of Planet Cornelius in the top corner. The Planet remembers being briefed about it, but didn’t read it. Clearly the briefing officer left out all the embarassing details, which ended up on the dark side of Planet Cornelius and never saw the sunlight until he got his RC summons.

  195. feelthebern

    In addition to a clean out of VicPol, plus the immediate release of any crim with tainted Gobbo evidence, all counsel that VicPol used to who knew about the Gobbo involvement need to be disbarred.
    Plus anyone at the DPP (or whatever Victoria calls it) who knew needs to be sacked.
    This is for starters.

  196. feelthebern

    How’s the redacting been today Leigh?

  197. Gab

    Dept of Health has issued instructions for healthcare providers to make available face masks to stop the coronavirus from spreading.

    Like trying to plug the massive hull gash on the Titanic with masking tape.

  198. areff

    Apologies if this has been posted earlier: VicPol arrest man for standing under the clocks at Flinders Street Station while draped in an Australian flag. Personally, I disapprove of wearing the flag, but I disapprove even more of what the Hunchback has done to policing.

    https://twitter.com/sovereignity77/status/1222069641415032832

  199. duncanm

    NSW schools have just issued a 14day non attendance for anyone who’s been to HKG or CN.

    Glad they caught up with society.

  200. Knuckle Dragger

    Looks like the mask’s slipping a bit.

    Losing track of the backstory’s always an indicator.

    Please do better, Danielle. You’re lowering the tone.

  201. Mater

    Apologies if this has been posted earlier: VicPol arrest man for standing under the clocks at Flinders Street Station while draped in an Australian flag.

    It was posted on another thread but I’m glad you did, Areff.
    I showed that video to an ex-cop yesterday (20 years of service). He shook his head, couldn’t believe it.
    He said he would not have participated in that arrest.
    KD, I’d be interested in your feedback.

  202. Eyrie

    Is dressing in the Aussie flag actually a crime? Or only a PC, racist thought crime.

  203. rickw

    VicPol arrest man for standing under the clocks at Flinders Street Station while draped in an Australian flag.

    Will a single member of vicpol survive the revolution?

  204. feelthebern

    The amount Gobbo trousered is privileged ?

  205. Tailgunner

    Romanian Orthodox.
    I doubt that church would have a rainbow mass.

    Eastern Europe is the redoubt now,Leigh.
    Start learning Russian,xunts!

  206. areff

    In Trashcanistan on the Yarra, Eyrie, a crime depends on the political orientation of the person of interest.

  207. Mark from Melbourne

    LukeyC is the single least informed Asst Commissioner in the history of the VicPol (and, pace JC, the unknown and known universes).

    His detective antennae last twitched in about 10BN (Before Nixon).

    His go to position is that he is a bumbling fool who paid no attention to anything.

    Sad.

  208. Mark from Melbourne

    The amount Gobbo trousered is privileged ?

    Yes, of course it is!

    We can’t be discussing how many millions of my bucks entered her bank account. Goodness, gracious, man, what were you thinking??!

    We can take solace that it was, according to Counsel, a “reasonable amount”. So no need for any conniptions.

    As you were.

  209. 8th Dan

    Truly farcical. With a dash of satire.

    Language, old girl … It’s Farsical.

    And it’s a dash of “shrill” from poor old Misericordiae.

    Flailing about like a foxy that’s just gone under the wheel it’s been trying to bite. Getting more and more in need of being sectioned.

  210. Tailgunner

    Folau should do what the Covington kids did.

    Ooooo
    A Make Australia Great Again hat as he takes the field, W/Izzy smirk?
    Good stuff, that.
    I might order some more and post him one…

  211. Thefrollickingmole

    Anyone believing China “accidentally” let people fly out to other nations I have a bridge to sell you.
    China makes their local crisis a global one, plus gets to piggyback (batback?) on other nations medical systems for a cure.
    They get to sell the problem as an international one to their own public plus scream “waciiiism” at any place trying to limit its spread.
    Awful government.
    The worst.
    Believe me.

  212. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    6057/132 dead

  213. candy

    Bringing the Australians in China to quarantine on CI seems really complex.
    Is there a building on CI that is quarantinable and who is “policing” all this and where is the all the medical staff and other staff, eg, kitchen and food preparation staff, suddenly coming from. Surely people will discard their masks and roam about and do stuff.

    If they get on the plane in the first place. Seems worrying to get on a plane with a big group of other people, any of whom could have the virus already.

  214. Thefrollickingmole

    It
    Unprotected contact doesn’t usually mean the love that dare not neigh it’s name.

  215. feelthebern

    The settlement amounts were not privileged in the child abuse RC.

  216. Thefrollickingmole

    Candy
    The old detention setup has a clinic as well as beng some distance from the main town.
    They might even use the old casino.
    Trying to remember but the airstrip can take a commercial air liner.

  217. feelthebern

    Footage of Wuhan right now.

  218. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    😂😂😂Wuhan Institute of Virology was recruiting someone to study coronavirus from bats in November 2019

    amazing how they isolated and sequenced the virus in days

  219. Tailgunner

    when you contrast it to their climate alarmism and willingness to wreck everything for something that doesn’t exist.

    Good point,rick.
    The time where voting will change anything is getting thin. ScoMo is the ‘consetvative’ Special K. The Uniparty is well in control in Oz.
    We have to dismember the Swamp here,pronto.
    Else we only have one option.
    I’m stocking up on Camo and going to learn how to shoot a bow with accuracy.
    Maybe some range time when I’m in the US later this year.

  220. jupes

    VicPol arrest man for standing under the clocks at Flinders Street Station while draped in an Australian flag.

    From areff’s link above.

    Wow. Commie police enforcing unwritten laws from the commie government. Remember these are the same treasonous fucks who flew the fucking Chicom flag on the Chinese national day!

    Words fail.

  221. The Barking Toad

    Plod RC gone off air – maybe they need a piss break.

    Or the quizzing lass has sore ribs from listening to answers from Chief Wiggum

  222. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    “While our sales within the Wuhan area itself are small, retail traffic has also been impacted outside of this area across the country in the last few days,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

  223. Roger

    Looking at a map of China, Wuhan is pretty much central China with HK directly south, Shanghai directly east, and Beijing directly north.

    That’s why it’s an air hub.

    All those people from all corners of China waiting around in its departure lounge…

  224. Tailgunner

    He shook his head, couldn’t believe it.

    VikPol are now the enemy of the revolution.
    All of them.
    We need some deplorables inside the RHSS

  225. 1735099

    Such a boring, insignificant issue that you felt the need to (incorrectly) correct someone!

    But not to go on and on – ad nauseum.
    I’ve taught kids on the Autism spectrum with fewer obsessions.

  226. candy

    They might even use the old casino.

    But would there be beds, kitchens, areas for the children, bathrooms with running water, medical help for the older ones and prescriptions for medications etc. How does it all work?
    I am thinking if any of them do go, they will be put in the detention centre with a mask and that’s it.

  227. Roger

    Tomorrow I fly up to Qld to spend the weekend in the company of a rabid Leftie (female). Plus a peanut gallery of family.

    Take that graph I linked to with Australia’s temps from c.1890s to the present, calli.

    She can have her opinions, but she can’t have her own facts.

  228. feelthebern

    Angry woman taking this Gelatinous “copper” to task.

  229. Mater

    I’ve taught kids on the Autism spectrum with fewer obsessions.

    I’m sure Dr Dan, was quite the exception.

    “Scheduled” or “sectioned” in NSW, Bob? You’re the self confessed seeker of truth and fact.

  230. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    is there nothing these barbarians wont eat – do not click if easily disturbed

    Aborted baby soup

  231. VicPol arrest man for standing under the clocks at Flinders Street Station while draped in an Australian flag.

    That video is powerful.
    I’m no longer sure which side I’m on when Sudanese gangs take on VicPol.

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