Tuesday Forum: January 28, 2020

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  1. Roger

    Had a chat with a medical specialist today re novel coronavirus.

    He said they’ve been expecting this for years and a quarantine regime for people flying in from China should have been set up early on as a precautionary measure.

    I guess our CMO was left out of the loop.

  2. calli

    farcical
    /ˈfɑːsɪk(ə)l/
    Learn to pronounce
    adjective
    adjective: farcical
    relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects.

    There ya go, old girl.

  3. calli

    Aand…the dictionary gets a page podium.

  4. Roger

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

    Be interesting to know if charges were laid and how the courts handled it.

    That we have’t heard anything further (?) suggests he was released without charge.

    After the coppers kept him locked up for several hours…

  5. The Barking Toad

    well done girl

  6. Infidel Tiger

    He said they’ve been expecting this for years and a quarantine regime for people flying in from China should have been set up early on as a precautionary measure.

    This guy may know about viruses but he has no clue about Ponzis.

  7. 1735099

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

    Where’s NSW?
    Is that where the cockroaches live?

  8. feelthebern

    LOL.
    VicPol openly admits to authorised leaking.

  9. custard

    VicPol arrest man for standing under the clocks at Flinders Street Station while draped in an Australian flag.
    This video has been around since the day after Australia Day and I shared it on my Spacechook page. Somebody commented that the guy is “Ericson” or something who is a bit of a stirrer. However, stirrer or not that whole thing is farsical. Avi Yemeini at least had the “Act” in his pocket when the cops tried to move him along and he warned them if he was arrested it would be illegal. Later to get arrested for “his own safety” FMD!

  10. feelthebern

    I guess our CMO was left out of the loop.

    Our CMO had to eat.

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

    Avi Yemeni was arrested for much the same thing.
    VicPol deserve what the Sudanese gangs are going to give them.

  12. feelthebern

    VicPol grabs a hot chicks boobs “for her own safety”.

  13. I guess our CMO was left out of the loop.

    Our CMO had to eat.

    Busy dealing with the real threat: Climate Change & the sugar content of Coca Cola.

  14. Alex Pundit

    I Tweeted this at him several times but yet to get an answer (wasn’t getting my hopes up, I’m one fish in an ocean of many I know for a fact), but Peter Van Onselen, if this is true, has a conflict of interest being hired by various news organisations as an anti-Coalition commentator in our eyes due to the speculation that he worked for Julie Bishop a long time ago and was fired during his probation period by her. For this, he still holds bitter resentment to the Coalition and hence the reason for his commentary. An old entry from the archives dating back to 2010:

    https://vexnews.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/scrutiny-peter-van-onselens-greatest-misses-revealed/

    Anyone know if there’s truth to this?

  15. Mater

    Where’s NSW?
    Is that where the cockroaches live?

    So you’re being obtuse as he is? Well done.
    My assessment of you remains extant.

  16. Mother Lode

    Later to get arrested for “his own safety”

    So they arrested him, not the people who would have been a threat.

    Deprive him of his rights because there are people who would exceed their rights to deny him his.

  17. feelthebern

    Cornelius looking a tad flushed.
    He looks mentally exhausted.
    Or he’s retard.

  18. Thefrollickingmole

    Candy.
    Basic detention centre protocol was everyone in “separation” for up to a month for initial screening and health checks.
    So unless that changed most of what you would want is allready there. Basic hospital without an icu would be the main deficiency.
    From memory we had typhoid, tuberculosis and a number of minor diseases segregated out of initial intakes.
    Christmas islanders would be pretty grumpy though at being used as a plague town.

  19. Infidel Tiger

    We are writing to you in relation to the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus in the Hubei Province, China.

    If you have visited mainland China during the holidays, it is imperative that you do not send your child/ren to school until they have been back in Australia for no less than fourteen days. You should be on the alert for fever related symptoms or respiratory symptoms . These include a cough, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, a sore throat, or a runny nose. Please visit your local GP if these symptoms are present.

    School just sent me this.

    Good.

  20. feelthebern

    Lots of sideways, nervous glances at the RC.
    Pending bombshell, I dare say.

  21. cohenite

    A couple of trolls need scheduling.

  22. feelthebern

    VicPol sent coppers to Bali to get witness statements.
    What a circus.

  23. Deprive him of his rights because there are people who would exceed their rights to deny him his.

    +1

  24. Mater

    If you have visited mainland China during the holidays, it is imperative that you do not send your child/ren to school until they have been back in Australia for no less than fourteen days. You should be on the alert for fever related symptoms or respiratory symptoms .

    That’s like asking a Mum to take a day off work and not to send their kid to daycare within 24 hours of a round of gastro. Right!
    No one will have gone to China. Everyone will be at school.

  25. Geriatric Mayfly

    Plod Cornelius back tomorrow after a night of gentle repose.

  26. feelthebern

    Cornelius looks like he’s gained 10 kilos since the RC began.
    Clearly stress eating.

  27. Infidel Tiger

    No one will have gone to China. Everyone will be at school.

    I will be policing it.

    I’d be more worried about the Private Schools who rely on Asian students. They won’t want to offend the Yellow Dollar.

    Crispins, Hugos and Isobellas are going to be dropping dead like frozen bats all across the leafy suburbs.

  28. Old School Conservative

    Australian travellers, elderly people and children will be evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan and sent to Christmas Island for quarantine. (The Australian)

    Step 1 towards internment camps.

  29. Mater

    I will be policing it.

    LOL.
    That elicits some quite amusing scenarios in my minds eye, IT.
    I wish I could watch that.

    I might catch it on the six o’clock news, I guess. 😉

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    Trump Rocks Wildwood: Thousands of Cheering Supporters Line Street for Motorcade and Watch Rally Outside of Packed Jersey Shore Arena (Videos)

    Wildwood correcting the legacy of Woodstock.

  31. Mitch M.

    He said they’ve been expecting this for years and a quarantine regime for people flying in from China should have been set up early on as a precautionary measure.

    25 years ago there was a book by an epidemiologist, The Coming Plague, which argued it is inevitable. Don’t think this one is it though, death rate too low and in China where obviously they are having great difficulty controlling the movement of people.

  32. min

    Quarantine as was done in Venice when the word came into practice, 40 days moored off shore . A cruise ship or two should cover it.

  33. areff

    Brilliant post, CL. Spot on. By the way, did you notice the ad ANZ have been running during the tennis?

  34. jupes

    Australian travellers, elderly people and children will be evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan and sent to Christmas Island for quarantine. (The Australian)

    Step 1 towards internment camps.

    You say this as if it’s a bad thing.

    I’d rather the Chicoms be locked up than breathing their toxic breath over me and mine.

  35. Old School Conservative

    By the way, did you notice the ad ANZ have been running during the tennis?

    Yes, however the PC bullshit is more than compensated by the marvellous Ultratune ads starring Pamela Anderson and a bevy of big breasted beauties.
    And Warwick Capper.

  36. Old School Conservative

    You say this as if it’s a bad thing.

    I meant to brag not criticise.
    “I told you so” was my meaning.

  37. calli

    I wonder which one is the mother?

  38. feelthebern

    Tennis is on tv?
    What a time to be alive.

  39. Bruce of Newcastle

    25 years ago there was a book by an epidemiologist, The Coming Plague, which argued it is inevitable.

    Mitch – Soon that will become very unlikely short of a collapse of civilization (which is certainly possible).

    The rapidity of analysing this virus shows just how extraordinary the advances in bioscience have been in the last decade. Give it another decade and a vaccine will be produced within weeks of first identification. Or a treatment that will slow or stop it, eg like for HIV.

  40. feelthebern

    I wonder which one is the mother?

    Do you mean, which one is the pitcher & which one is the catcher?

  41. calli

    In feathered news, I am watching two very naughty juvenile kookaburras operating on drippers into my standard cumquats. They seem to think the black tubing as some sort of snake or worm, so have pulled them out and are trying to “kill” the spikes.

    And now they are onto some large sedum leaves that look like pieces of meat.

    Worse than toddlers.

  42. old bloke

    Is there any information available yet about how long the virus remains active outside of a host system? Were the Chinese developing it so that it could be sprayed on large population centres from an aeroplane? That would be a preferable way to take out an enemy state without bombing them and destroying their infrastructure.

  43. Infidel Tiger

    LOL.
    That elicits some quite amusing scenarios in my minds eye, IT.
    I wish I could watch that.

    I might catch it on the six o’clock news, I guess. 😉

    “A local man was today arrested at a Primary School. He was guarding the entrance with a traffic cone with a sign saying “Asians This Way”, a bottle of Dettol and a large stick. He is being held in a psychiatric facility for further questioning.”

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bushfire fighters slam disaster tourists who risked their lives to grab a selfie as out-of-control blaze threatened Canberra

    ESA commissioner Georgeina Whelan slammed ‘disaster tourists’ on Wednesday
    Ms Whelan said snap-happy people were blocking roads for emergency services
    The Orroral Valley bushfire is burning 8,000 hectares of land south of Canberra
    Firefighter reported increased traffic on their way to battle the looming threat

    Daily Mail. Words fail me..

  45. Knuckle Dragger

    Mater,

    I have yet to see the footage of the flag bloke being pinched.

    However, and of course based on watching eleven seasons of Law and Order, I will say this:

    The only possible arrestable offence would be for inciting the commission of an offence. In this case, the incitement would equal the provocation of the crowd to assault him.

    But – a) that’s stupid, and b) it’s like charging a chick with a revealing going-out ensemble on with incitement if she walked into an alley behind a pub full of horny footballers and got fixed up.

    Senseless.

    You can’t incite someone to commit a summary (minor) offence like riotous behaviour.

    There might – MIGHT – be a provision somewhere that lets them move someone on for breaching the peace, which might gel with the rosters inserting him into the van, taking him away and letting him go later; but if I was them I’d be wheeling in the brawler van to take the muppets away instead.

    Sorta sounds like a solution of both convenience and laziness to me.

  46. calli

    He was guarding the entrance with a traffic cone with a sign saying “Asians This Way”, a bottle of Dettol and a large stick.

    All good, provided he doesn’t drape himself in an Aussie flag. Apparently that will put you in the paddy wagon.

  47. ‘disaster tourists’

    Post-armagedddon
    Who are going to show the pictures to?

  48. kaysee

    In feathered news ….

    Spare a thought for the chicken 😺

    One

  49. calli

    Oops. “Brawler” van.

    Thanks, KD.

  50. twostix

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

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

    This is what the bugman’s super safe, ultra civilised, ultra regulated society looks like on the ground.

    Looks like tyranny.

  51. Knuckle Dragger

    *rozzers*

    Autocorrect!

    Penis banner!

  52. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    25 years ago there was a book by an epidemiologist, The Coming Plague, which argued it is inevitable. Don’t think this one is it though, death rate too low and in China where obviously they are having great difficulty controlling the movement of people.

    we don’t have any real figures out of china, reports of crematoria not keeping up with demand

  53. Gilas

    Mater,

    Danielle is just wasting your time.
    “sectioning” and “farsical” are means for him/her/ze to engage in pointless argument.

    What a sad fuck!

  54. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    UAE says coronavirus diagnosed in family from China

  55. twostix

    I’ve said before things like that can only happen in Victoria.

    Ned Kelly, the Eureka massacre, the 70′ – 80’s police shootings, Lawyer X, the Sudanese paramilitary state sponsored gangs, state approved Antifa movement.

    Victoria has always been a tyrannical police state and always will be.

  56. Knuckle Dragger

    Calli,

    Paddy wagon’s fine. That’s (apparently) a divvy van, handy for confining dodgy Irish tradesmen, hence – Paddy.

    The brawler van’s much bigger. Crew of six and can hold 20 odd in the back if they all hold their breath.

    That one’s for dragging Irish tradies out of the pub.

  57. kaysee

    calli
    #3305731, posted on January 29, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Martyr for the greater good?

  58. Tailgunner

    That video is powerful.

    Yep, great stuff, RF.
    All tweeter Cats should get around the xunt.

  59. we don’t have any real figures out of china, reports of crematoria not keeping up with demand

    We either don’t have enough gas or can’t afford it.
    It will be tumbrils and landfill in Viktoristan.

  60. Tailgunner

    Do we have a Twitter?
    If not, why not?
    Has the god Emperor taught us naught about comms?

  61. Tailgunner

    Fk it, I’m starting a Catallaxy Plausibly Deniable Twitter account.
    Only vetted pussies get posting rights.
    Starship Troopers-stylr

  62. calli

    we don’t have any real figures out of china, reports of crematoria not keeping up with demand

    Hang on. There’ll be a new hospital in a couple of days to deal with it.

    That’s what all those excavators and skid-steers were doing, wasn’t it?

  63. Top Ender

    Later to get arrested for “his own safety”

    Sounds actionable to me.

    Surely there is a law firm somewhere prepared to go the full pro bono to safeguard democracy!

    Sorry.

    As you were.

  64. Do we have a Twitter?
    If not, why not?

    Here the gateway router blocks facebook and twitter.

  65. 8th Dan

    Farsical

    relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects.

    There ya go, old girl.

    Farcical indeed, old girl. That you would google it in the dictionary and post your findings?

    Gilbertian.

  66. jupes

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

    To repeat my point from the previous page: The commie Vic cops who criminalised the Aussie flag on Australia Day, treasonously flew the Chicom flag to celebrate the Chicom’s birthday!

  67. Is it possible to cremate someone with ruinabaubles?

  68. 8th Dan

    Would you like me to explain it, old girl?
    In Farsi? Or Pashto.

  69. feelthebern

    I don’t think the issue is cremating the bodies.
    The issue is no one wants to touch the corpse.
    & if you don’t want to touch it, how do you get it from the pavement outside the hospital where the body has been dumped to the crematorium?

  70. Got it. We can just throw the bodies into the next bushfire.

  71. Tailgunner

    Victoria has always been a tyrannical police state and always will be.

    He’s fkn right,you know?
    Piss off, black pillers!
    🙄
    I flashed on going to the thing myself, just to follow him and observe.
    Lazy fkr.
    Next time though. Me and the rest of the Dingoat Team, will be ready.

  72. Infidel Tiger

    Dan puts his skin suit on one leg at a time just like the rest of us.

  73. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Paddy wagon’s fine. That’s (apparently) a divvy van, handy for confining dodgy Irish tradesmen, hence – Paddy.

    Paddy Wagon – know as “Mother – in – Law’s Heart” in South Africa – there’s always room for one more..

  74. feelthebern

    How many Chinese hookers do you need to skin Dan to make a comfy skin suit for yourself ?

  75. lotocoti

    You might think you’ve seen crazy, but you’ve probably not seen Quebec crazy.

    The Fédération des femmes du Québec does not endorse the tweet or Facebook message published this morning by Gabrielle Bouchard

    Who, do you ask, is Gabrielle Bouchard and what did she post which isn’t endorsed
    by the Federation of Women, Quebec?

    Heterosexual couple relationships are really violent.
    In addition, the vast majority are relationships based on religion.
    It may be time to have a conversation about their ban and abolition.

    Mme Bouchard is the president of the Federation of Women, Quebec.
    Mme Bouchard is a bloke who’s had some work done.

  76. Tailgunner

    Here the gateway router blocks facebook and twitter

    Perfect.
    A fire break/river Cross.
    Catallaxy Twitter is coming.
    Hosted by my Russian contact in the Urals.
    Good luck extraditing Sasha!

  77. cohenite

    Surely there is a law firm somewhere prepared to go the full pro bono to safeguard democracy!

    Probably not pro bono:

    https://obriensolicitors.com.au/suing-police-false-arrest-unlawful-imprisonment-melbourne-victoria/

  78. Tailgunner

    We need to become the InfoWars Goto for WWZ Updates.
    Too easy.
    Said the spider to the fly.

  79. Gilas

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3305630, posted on January 29, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    😂😂😂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

    Anyone with knowledge of biomolecular biology, a set of reagents and a desktop machine can do it. Just add $$$.

    And with some additional CRSPR manipulation of the viral genome…

    Add CRS

  80. Tailgunner

    We actually break, and breakdown, news so fast here…
    We could run live stream studio hours.
    During times of patriotic duty.
    The lame stream would be watching like hawks for latest Nazi think-tank outrage!
    As my man, Martin Sellner says, “go to where the cameras are”
    Hehe, we bring the fakers to us for free.
    Paradigm Shift!
    Ooooooo

  81. Knuckle Dragger

    Okay. Just saw the footage, courtesy of stix’s link.

    Yup. Breach of the peace was the given reason. You can (apparently) move someone on for that, or a potential breach of the peace.

    However.

    The footage in that link didn’t show anything remotely approaching a breach of the peace, potential or not. Being kind, I suppose he could have spent the previous half hour yelling ‘fuck off Asians and mudcats’. If he’d done that, then maybe. Not yes, but maybe. If there was drama then and there, which there wasn’t.

    What he got put into wasn’t a divvy van or a brawler. It’s known in trade as the ‘ice cream van’, and it’s operated by a crew of flunkies that get sent to wherever because they’re not good enough to (allegedly) operate with competence at an actual station.

    Number of cops = seven by my count. I don’t know what they were expecting, but they were certainly called there by the boss.

    Which brings me to – the boss, ie the bloke talking to flag boy at the start of the footage. A Senior Sergeant, which I am told is a symbol of awesomeness, and generally the bloke who gives the orders and knows what’s going on.

    These blokes have usually been around forever, run big stations and everyone in them and usually only go out and about to get a feed at the appropriate discount.

    So – this entire shitfight is either this Senior Sergeant’s idea, which has just cost him his credibility in the eyes of his troops, or the more likely scenario.

    Which is some peanut with a commission seeing the punter under the clocks with his flag, deciding he must Do Something, and directing the on duty Senior Sergeant to do what he did.

    Which doesn’t absolve the Senior Sergeant at all for following orders. He should have rightly told the brass to mind their own business and ignored the whole thing.

    Idiots.

  82. Infidel Tiger

    Australian batting young gun Jake Fraser-McGurk is heading home from South Africa after being attacked by a monkey.

    It’s happening!

  83. Tailgunner

    Surely there is a law firm somewhere prepared to go the full pro bono to safeguard democracy!

    Lol, dot might be there to help me with my parole hearing.

  84. mh

    No such concerns from ScoMo and his government!

    Wuhan wariness

    Elsewhere in China, as panic about the outbreak spread, resentment aimed at people from Wuhan was also on the rise.
    Provincial authorities around the country have stepped up screening for arrivals from Wuhan. In the coastal Shandong province, more than 69,000 people from Wuhan were detected between January 6 and 27. In Jinan, the provincial capital, 4,266 people from Wuhan were placed under medical observation.

    Pictures circulating on mainland social media have shown people building roadblocks to prevent outsiders entering their village or area. The police have said they would crack down on unauthorised roadblocks.

    Lists of hotels willing to accept Wuhan people have also been circulating online. There are only a handful of such hotels in some cities, with only two, for example, listed in Kunming, a city with a population of 6.6 million in China’s southwest.

    Ma Guoqiang, the Communist Party chief in Wuhan, has urged against discrimination, saying that he hoped people in other provinces would be tolerant of those from Wuhan, given that “everyone may face a similar situation”.

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3047979/china-coronavirus-death-toll-reaches-131-number-cases-surpasses

  85. Tailgunner

    Tigers, stop that!
    Is it really WWZ?

  86. Tailgunner

    If peeps are getting bitten, it’s all over.

  87. Tailgunner

    WwZ is good for Trump.
    Get on with reckless abandon.

  88. Howard Hill

    Is it possible to cremate someone with ruinabaubles?

    Yes. All you need is a Solar Deathray

  89. Tailgunner

    Is it too soon to call it, originally, as WWXi?
    Ooooooooo
    Merch!

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    Brilliance, pure brilliance by our leaders and betters.

    The rest of China have Wuhan and everyone in it at the end of a barge pole, and we’re touting for them and telling people to cough into their elbows.

    Can’t go wrong.

  91. Shy Ted

    Strange but true. Many years ago I met an academic who was actually extraordinarily clever. In an academic subject. Where objectivity was paramount. The ABC never contacted him for comment.

  92. calli

    Won’t anyone think of the elbows!

    Elbowists!

  93. It’s happening!

    I warned you about the zombie apocalypse, did anyone listen to me?

    Noooooooo

  94. cohenite

    Credlin and some idiot (james campwell) who looks like a Bond villain congratulating scomo for going down the climate change is real but Australia is too small to do anything about it path instead of saying man made climate change is bullshit and building 10 new HELE power plants.

  95. Bruce of Newcastle

    Is it possible to cremate someone with ruinabaubles?

    Those bird scorching solar thermal plants could be repurposed.
    Dangle your loved one over the focus and voilà, they’re Gaia-friendly ash.
    Goolag’s one could be used for all sorts of class-enemies.

  96. Mater

    Thanks Gilas,
    I was just having some fun. Apologies for clogging up the works.

  97. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    British Airways suspends bookings of London flights to Beijing and Shanghai

  98. Fisky

    Travel Ban Now!

    Robin Brant 白洛宾
    @robindbrant
    · 12m
    BA told @BBCNews ‘We have suspended all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect following advice from the Foreign Office against all but essential travel’.

  99. zyconoclast

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3305685, posted on January 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm
    Boris Johnson’s ‘Australian-style’ immigration vision slapped down by committee

    Open borders loon.
    Like every other CONservative party member in the past 70 years with the honorable exception of Enoch Powell.

  100. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The sixth coronavirus case in Australia has been confirmed by Victoria’s chief officer, Dr Brett Sutton.

    and aussie magic

    Australian health officials have stressed that they have not seen any evidence of human-to-human transmission of the 2019-nCoV novel coronavirus in Australia.

    “The man was mostly at home and had isolated himself when unwell but he had gone out to a restaurant called The House of Delight for a short period of time,” Sutton said.

    oh

    “That restaurant has been followed up with and those who were there at the same time, whose contact details we have, we are following up with.

    “But obviously that restaurant is OK to go to now. People don’t need to avoid that area or indeed anywhere else people have been, even if infectious at the time.”

    there must be several running around with no symptoms by now. 1 case resulted in total chaos in wuhan in 6 weeks.

  101. Geriatric Mayfly

    Australian batting young gun Jake Fraser-McGurk is heading home from South Africa after being attacked by a monkey.

    Given there are about 72 species of bats in southern Africa he was damned lucky it was a fellow primate in my opinion.

  102. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Nicola Gobbo demanded $30m payout from police to enter witness protection

    Remy Varga
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    Mark Schliebs
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    @mark_schliebs
    44 minutes ago January 29, 2020
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    Nicola Gobbo demanded a $30m payout from Victoria Police to enter witness protection and once threw a “hissy fit” when the topic was brought up on the four-year anniversary of her becoming a registered police informant.

    The royal commission into the management of police informants heard on Wednesday that Victoria Police held concerns for Ms Gobbo’s mental health while her suitability for appearing as a witness was being assessed. On one occasion, the gangland lawyer stabbed herself with a pen, which she claimed was an accident.

    Counsel assisting Megan Tittensor said Ms Gobbo claimed to have single-handedly orchestrated the seizure of up to $80m in assets, according to meeting notes between investigators taken in July 2009.

    Ms Gobbo was seeking a percentage of the value of the assets seized or a $30m payout to appear as witness and enter witness protection.

    Under cross-examination by Ms Tittensor, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius said he was aware of Ms Gobbo’s claims but said the barrister had been given to “ranting and raving” whenever witness protection was brought up.

    “I actually don’t recall attaching any weight to what she was saying here,” Mr Cornelius said.

    “If anything, I think I regarded what she was saying here as being, if you like, diatribe or self-interested puff.”

    Ms Gobbo was a criminal ­defence barrister who represented underworld heavies such as Tony Mokbel at the height of Melbourne’s gangland wars.

    She was also informing on her ­clients to Victoria Police and in 2009 transitioned from being a police informant to a witness in the murder case against drug squad detective Paul Dale for the 2004 murders of Terrence and Christine Hodson.

    Ms Gobbo never appeared and a year later sued Victoria Police, settling for just shy of $3m.

    The commission heard Ms Gobbo threw a “hissy fit” when she was given a letter outlining the requirements of her entering witness protection in September 2009.

    Ms Tittensor asked Mr Cornelius if he was aware that Ms Gobbo was particularly upset because the letter arrived on the four-year anniversary of the gangland lawyer’s registration as a police informant.

    “I can’t recall the detail of it as you’ve just outlined to me,” he said.

    “I have to say I wasn’t surprised that she was upset because we were not acceding to her demands.”

    Royal commissioner Margaret McMurdo said the commission was becoming increasingly “Kafkaesque”.

    Breaking, from the Oz. “Kafkaesque” is an apt word.

  103. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    there goes the last province

    First suspected coronavirus case in Tibet

  104. MatrixTransform

    I’ll give you one guess why.

    the ledger:
    Credit: Numptard, 388 black fellas
    Credit: 8th Toss, 1 supporting document

  105. Geriatric Mayfly

    The man was mostly at home and had isolated himself when unwell but he had gone out to a restaurant called The House of Delight for a short period of time,”

    Waiter!! There’s a bat in my soup.

  106. Bruce of Newcastle

    Australian batting young gun Jake Fraser-McGurk is heading home from South Africa after being attacked by a monkey.

    He can wave to the Swedish doctors as he goes past.

    Sweden Sending Doctors To South Africa to Train in Bullet Wound Trauma Treatment (28 Jan)

    Beginning in 2021, the Västra Götaland region in Sweden will start to send its surgeons to South Africa in order to better learn how to treat knife and gunshot wounds.

    The programme, which will see surgeons travel down to the city of Johannesburg for three months at a time will allow the Swedish surgeons to garner more experience with gunshot wounds due to the frequency of violent crime in the city, broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

    They should send some to Syria as well, to learn how to treat explosion injuries.

    Sweden: Just Seven Convictions After Year of Over 250 Explosions and Bombings (28 Jan)

  107. Tailgunner

    Guess where the Z virus will hardly reach?
    Aurakun.
    Sucked in, Whitey’s!!

  108. duncanm

    incoherent rambler
    #3305750, posted on January 29, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Is it possible to cremate someone with ruinabaubles?

    What about Zoroastrian towers of silence?

  109. Dr Faustus

    The rest of China have Wuhan and everyone in it at the end of a barge pole, and we’re touting for them and telling people to cough into their elbows.

    Duck and Cover” saved a generation from nuclear devastation.
    Oh…

  110. BrettW

    Late to read The Oz today but just read column on the Cashman sacking.

    Seems her tenure on the senior advisory group was considered untenable after the AFP identified no commonwealth offence. “Having identified no financial benefit on the material Cashman provided AFP did not probe Pascoe’s ancestry”.

    Have said this before but that is pathetic. His receipt of funds based on his Aboriginality is well documented and the above is a ridiculous excuse not to proceed. Cashman would have assumed AFP could easily verify the financial gain.

    Cashman is also quoted as saying “there is a group of Aboriginal elites who decide who is Anoriginal and people on the ground have had a gutful of it”. Marcia Langton and Wyatt well fit that description.

    Wyatt is a disgrace and this shows there will be no integrity when it comes to the coming compensation, whether the majority like it or not, for Aboriginals for events that happened hundreds of years ago.

    Perhaps Wyatt, Langton or Dodson etc can tell us now if you are 1/64th will you get the same money as a full blood ? Or if you are a Pascoe how is your compensation to be calculated.

    As we all know “reconciliation” is just a case of “show me the money”. Incidentally how to distinguish who pays, Federal or State ?

    Any politician pushing for payments etc should be asked to indicate what they propose as the total funds to be allocated.

  111. zyconoclast

    You might think you’ve seen crazy, but you’ve probably not seen Quebec crazy.

    The Fédération des femmes du Québec does not endorse the tweet or Facebook message published this morning by Gabrielle Bouchard

    If the want a Canadian person in charge of women’s tennis they should try this tennis playing hottie

    Eugenie Bouchard

  112. Tailgunner

    The new Z regime will have to look after the communities.
    Hehe, sucked in, zombies!

  113. Tailgunner

    Waiter!! There’s a bat in my soup.

    Fkn hell, the ‘Golden Delight’… you just know they had a funky menu!

  114. Tailgunner

    Ooooo
    Hit 16yo girl at tramstop. Three Indians. Under 30.
    Yes, she has scarperwd to the opposite end of the stop as I’m typing

  115. Tailgunner

    Indians seem harmless…
    But the boys have spent too long on PornHub.
    All the white girls be pornstars.
    Thirst.

  116. zyconoclast

    Illegal Alien Serves a Year in Prison for Killing Father of Ten

    On April 3, 19-year-old Jose Orlando Vasquez-Guillen, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was driving drunk in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a blood alcohol level of about 0.149 — nearly double the legal limit — when he crashed into Mark O’Gara.

    O’Gara — husband to his wife Leanna, father of ten, and grandfather of six — was killed in the crash. O’Gara also leaves behind his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends.

  117. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It ain’t easy being a wuhanster
    what are they going to do when the other cities catch up?

  118. calli

    On the bushfires. The ABC just can’t bring itself to mention fuel loads.

    Deliberate, dangerous blindness.

  119. kaysee

    Women at ‘Women’s March’ stumped when asked to define ‘woman’

  120. cohenite

    We don’t have to import the beer virus:

    An old-school science technique allowed Melbourne’s Doherty Institute to grow coronavirus in a flask, the first lab outside China to do so.
    The important breakthrough allows scientists to immediately develop much better tests for the virus. And it is a crucial first step towards developing treatments or a vaccine.
    Most diagnostic labs around the world use cutting-edge genetic sequencing techniques to test for viruses.

  121. jupes

    But obviously that restaurant is OK to go to now.

    Obviously? FMD who’s going to take their family there just because these ‘Experts’ have waved their magic wand?

    My advice to the Golden Delight is to take a holiday until the crisis passes.

  122. zyconoclast

    New Scalia Rising? Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch warns judicial activists he’s coming for them

    Is the era of Big Judicial Activism over?

    It might just be. Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch, in a ruling about denying green cards to migrants who come here to be “public charges,” something that’s plainly laid out in U.S. law as illegal, threw in a special warning to activist judges, all leftists, who have been beavering away to rule from the bench, warning them that he’s tired of their shenanigans. It’s a spectacle to behold — a big lion on the Supreme Court who not only cares about rule of law, but is now warning the leftists out there that he’s coming for them.

  123. jupes

    Late to read The Oz today but just read column on the Cashman sacking.

    Excellent post BrettW.

    Hard to believe this abominable behaviour by the Feds and the government is actually happening with hardly any outrage by the press. Seriously corrupt.

  124. Roger

    QLD chief medico this afternoon:

    There are presently no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Qld, although 19 patients were tested earlier today and we will get the results back tonight.

    ABC QLD:

    There are no cases of novel coronavirus in Qld.

  125. Roger

    Hard to believe this abominable behaviour by the Feds and the government is actually happening with hardly any outrage by the press. Seriously corrupt.

    Where are the usual suspects they call upon to comment?

    Oh…that’s right: Marcia Langton & Tom Calma facilitated Ken Wyatt’s decision.

  126. Howard Hill

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3305711, posted on January 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm
    Bernie Staffers Promote “Extreme Action”

    I feel sorry for these kids, the confusion in their minds is both breathtaking and sad. That as a society we have allowed our children to be so ruined by our own inactions when we saw evil being done. I guess as time goes on well have to pay for our mistakes.
    How does that saying go? You can ignore evil but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring evil.

  127. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Oh…that’s right: Marcia Langton & Tom Calma facilitated Ken Wyatt’s decision.

    You don’t expect them to make any waves, do you?

  128. Tailgunner

    And you have to click through to the end.
    Best car chase scene in Weinstein history?
    Yip.

  129. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Around 200 Japanese evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, landed on Wednesday at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Officials say several of them have symptoms such as coughing and fever.

    They say passengers received medical exams on board. All have been sent to medical institutions to undergo tests.

    The five who are showing symptoms have been brought to hospitals equipped to handle infectious diseases.

  130. Zippy,

    we don’t have any real figures out of china, reports of crematoria not keeping up with demand

    If needed, iron furnaces and coal fired power stations will do the trick.
    The power stations may make a quid on the side.

  131. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Bruce of Newcastle at 6:31 pm:

    ” …
    Sweden Sending Doctors To South Africa to Train in Bullet Wound Trauma Treatment (28 Jan)

    Beginning in 2021, the Västra Götaland region in Sweden will start to send its surgeons to South Africa in order to better learn how to treat knife and gunshot wounds.

    … due to the frequency of violent crime in the city, broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

    They should send some to Syria as well, to learn how to treat explosion injuries.

    Sweden: Just Seven Convictions After Year of Over 250 Explosions and Bombings (28 Jan)”

    Some dim witted in charge “She”

    “went on to add that police did not think the bombings were intentionally being carried out to kill people …”

    which is the Swedish translation of the Victorian Public Service police ballet troupe’s “There is no, repeat no, gang violence problem from Warnambool to Wangaratta. Not that it has anything to do with violence, we add there are no black Africans living anywhere in the State.”

    It seems the Swedish police work similar hours – from 9 to 5 and home before dark.

  132. Roger

    You don’t expect them to make any waves, do you?

    No, at the end of the day it’s not about social justice or indigenous rights but who’s in and who’s out of a very profitable and exclusive club.

  133. Nick

    That’s like asking a Mum to take a day off work and not to send their kid to daycare within 24 hours of a round of gastro. Right!
    No one will have gone to China. Everyone will be at school.

    Spot on. Add to that, Chinese feel that others are dirty and will infect them, but don’t give a shit if they infect others

  134. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From areff at 5:05 pm:

    “Brilliant post, CL. Spot on. By the way, did you notice the ad ANZ have been running during the tennis?”

    Oh spew and spew again!

    Advertisements featuring the freak show ought to come with a warning.

  135. Tailgunner

    Stimpson, a view into the Night Rider’s thought process, please!
    To be honest, the Night Rider is the guy I’m rooting for.
    “I am the Rocker, I am the Roller!”
    Fk, yes!

  136. Does anyone know why Bolt has been relegated by Sky to the Death Watch Hour and been replaced by some idiot who wouldn’t make the grade covering the Hollywood oh ah prattle segment on the Morning Show?

  137. Roger

    Qld chief medico a bit ambiguous today:

    China’s women’s football team, who flew in from Wuhan, has been quarantined in a Brisbane hotel.

    She said there was absolutely no danger to the hotel staff or the general community.

    Maybe so, but if that is the case why have they been quarantined?

  138. Nick

    I feel sorry for the Qantas staff doing the ferry trip to Christmas Island

  139. Knuckle Dragger

    You know, we hear a lot of wayward shit from people whose own children will never have to bear the consequences of letting fuckwits into this country. Regardless of age. The Hun:

    ‘Supreme Court judge John Champion today jailed Melbourne father Boris Kunsevitsky for 35 years, describing his abuse of young boys as “harrowing”and “despicable”.

    ‘Justice Champion said the former paediatric nurse had an “insatiable” appetite for sexual offending.

    ‘“It was breathtaking in its scale. It represents the worst level of this offending I have seen and is indeed shocking,” Justice Champion said.

    ‘Justice Champion said the 35,344 pictures and 4810 videos – found on Kunsevitsky’s hard drives under folders including “Jailbait” and his victim’s names – were “difficult to look at”.

    ‘The court heard he was born in the former USSR and came to Australia when he was 12.’

    Working on the premise that this rat’s parents were upstanding citizens, it sorta dims the argument to bring IS cubs here on the grounds of ‘but chillun’ when their parents are immeasurably worse.

  140. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    interesting

  141. Bruce of Newcastle

    did you notice the ad ANZ have been running

    To be fair they have to do business in Jacindaland, also known as the Land of the Long White Teeth.

  142. Siltstone

    What bright spark decided to allow a party of 30 from a Chinese womens soccer team, only very recently from Wuhan, to ensconce themselves in Brisbane this morning upon their arrival? They should have been turned around at immigration. Willful stupidity. Poor unsuspecting guests and staff at the (so far unnamed) hotel.

  143. Fisky

    Drew Pavlou
    @DrewPavlou
    ·
    23m
    Boris: We need Brexit to take back control over our country

    Also Boris: Chinese state backed company involved in genocide please build our 5G network

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    A small clue as to why VicPol may have devolved into the spectacle we see before us today They have 32.1% chick cops, as opposed to the national average of 34.1%. Again, The Hun:

    ‘Victoria Police subsequently accepted several far-reaching new strategies to promote women, including giving recruits more time to meet physical standards, enabling more flexible work, allowing lactation breaks and encouraging men to take parental leave.’

    I Don’t know for sure what a ‘lactation break’ is. Perhaps it’s throwing a chocolate milk down your screech on the way to the watchhouse after having turfed an actual criminal into the back of the van.

  145. Roger

    What bright spark decided to allow a party of 30 from a Chinese womens soccer team, only very recently from Wuhan, to ensconce themselves in Brisbane this morning upon their arrival?

    Qld chief medico said today they’d been here for a while, Siltstone.

    I remember the fixture with Australia in Wuhan being re-scheduled last week.

    Still, it does raise questions about the approach of our authorities, presumably following the lead of the CMO.

  146. Knuckle Dragger

    Punctuation.

    I know, I know, penis banner……

  147. Tailgunner

    Fkn, just had an incident.
    Had an ashtray thrown in my face.
    Bitch got my schooner glass in the head.
    Only a glancing blow, unfortunately, as she fkn bailed around the corner.
    MAGA

  148. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Victoria Police subsequently accepted several far-reaching new strategies to promote women, including giving recruits more time to meet physical standards, enabling more flexible work, allowing lactation breaks and encouraging men to take parental leave.’

    What’s the new Army recruiting slogan? “My Army gives me more time to be with my children?”

  149. Tailgunner

    Boys are cleaning up the glass.
    I told that bitch, if she comes back, I’ll have her head.
    What would The Hound Do?

  150. Siltstone

    “They have been here for a while”. It is worse than I thought!

  151. Roger

    A small clue as to why VicPol may have devolved into the spectacle we see before us today They have 32.1% chick cops, as opposed to the national average of 34.1%. Again, The Hun

    It is known from sociological studies of various institutions that once female staff levels reach certain levels a feminisation of the institution takes place as more traditional males leave the instituion to be replaced by women or more ideologically compliant males.

  152. rickw

    What bright spark decided to allow a party of 30 from a Chinese womens soccer team, only very recently from Wuhan, to ensconce themselves in Brisbane this morning upon their arrival?

    It’s almost like the wankers in Canberra want WWZ.

  153. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Miles really likes to dig the knife into the ccp
    China will admit coronavirus coming from its P4 lab
    A reliable source told Miles Guo today that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will admit to the public of an “accidental” leak of lab-created virus from a P4 lab in Wuhan to put blames on “human errors”. But the official announcement is still being finalized.

    Initially, the Chinese communist’s propaganda machines were blaming the virus on wild animals like bats by showing many videos of people eating bats.

  154. Infidel Tiger

    Fkn, just had an incident.
    Had an ashtray thrown in my face.
    Bitch got my schooner glass in the head.
    Only a glancing blow, unfortunately, as she fkn bailed around the corner.
    MAGA

    Another day in paradise.

  155. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    another chicom official was just quoted as 10 feb
    Miles Guo: Wang Qishan says epidemic will end by February
    By GM35 -2020-01-25 21:2604158
    Even based on the fabricated (under-reported) infection numbers published by the Chinese Communist Party, some experts are pessimistic about the possibilities of containing the Wuhan coronavirus.

    But Miles Guo said on Saturday during his live-streamed broadcast that Wang Qishan, the Vice President of China, assured a high-level Chinese official that the viral outbreak would be contained in February and asked that person to stay home to relax.

    Wang Qishan’s Optimism & Han Zheng’s Silence
    Mr. Miles Guo was also puzzled by Wang Qishan’s remarks. Mr. Guo did not have further information, but he thought that maybe it explained why the Chinese kleptocrats appeared to be nonchalant about the viral outbreak in Wuhan.

    Mr. Guo said that Wang Qishan visited Wuhan secretly around the time of the first “sign” of coronavirus. Wang is the top suspect of spreading the deadly virus to remove his opponents within the Communist Party in order to prolong his reign. There have been a lot of resentment of President Xi since the viral outbreak. Wang Qishan, a “hero” during the SARS epidemic 17 years ago, is expected to come to the “rescue” again.

    Mr. Guo also said that the CCP top kleptocrats did not respond to any early reports of the SARS-like disease in Wuhan as if nothing had happened. The Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng’s silence perplexed the government of Hubei province who sent highly-classified reports on the outbreak to him in December.

  156. Knuckle Dragger

    Unacceptable.

    The mole should have come back and fought like a man.

  157. Roger

    Roger
    #3305846, posted on January 29, 2020 at 7:01 pm
    QLD chief medico this afternoon:

    There are presently no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Qld, although 19 patients were tested earlier today and we will get the results back tonight.

    ABC QLD:

    There are no cases of novel coronavirus in Qld.

    And at 7:21pm Qld time, the ABC reports:

    First case of novel coronavirus in Qld confirmed by chief medico.

  158. Nick

    Friend in HK went to 8 shops to find dettol hand wash, before finding it for $35 AUD a bottle.

  159. Victoria, isn’t that the state where some wanker got the job as Treasurer & announced that anyone who owned a Toyota Landcruiser “needs to get a life”?

    Fuckwit central, it’s starting to look like.
    The Soviet Republic of Qld isn’t as bad as I thought.

  160. Knuckle Dragger

    You negged her, didn’t you Gunner?

    Surely you had a strategy for the neg blow-up?

  161. rickw

    Chinese villagers doing what the Australian Government won’t:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LRRmJ7vvW7E

  162. Roger

    “They have been here for a while”. It is worse than I thought!

    ‘fraid so.

  163. Infidel Tiger

    A guy I know sells hand wash and other assorted potions and took a huge order from HK.

    What the hell is going on?

    School Facebook page is lighting up with concerned parents who want no children attending who have recently been in Asia.

    If kids start getting infected this is going to start a race war. Warn all the Chinese you know to stay home

  164. Infidel Tiger

    Struth. Watching the T20 NZ vs India.

    Thought it was live from India judging by the crowd. Nope, it’s Hamilton.

  165. Knuckle Dragger

    If I was an inscrutable dry cleaner’s kid I’d go to school tomorrow.

    And at assembly, or lunchtime let fly about 20 or so fake sneezes, spraying people with slag and snot.

    And then watch the stampeding for the gates.

    School is OUT, baby!

  166. Roger

    Lord, give me patience.

    Leigh Sales, fresh from her WEB, is all excited about an ‘exclusive’ (i.e. nobody else wanted to talk to him) interview with David Cameron.

    How to put this…Leigh, he’s one of history’s great losers.

    Your tax thalers hard at work, comrades.

  167. Tel

    Surely you had a strategy for the neg blow-up?

    Ducking is always a good first choice in these situations.

    If it’s properly bad then roll also.

  168. mh

    Tailgunner, sounds like you are out with your state secretary.

  169. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    more Guo on epidemic

  170. Old Lefty

    Plagirism in the Cashman letter? Outrage!

    https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2020/01/27/letter-revealed-contain-paragraphs-lifted-academic-papers-and-websites

    Plagiarism by pin-up atheist Deakins, who lifted his ‘history’ of the ancient Near East from the History Whizz, a junk schoolkids plagiarism site from the 1990s replete with errors? Silence!

  171. Nick

    What the hell is going on?

    The Honkies don’t trust China and its history of viruses one bit. They have learnt that hand washing is one of the best ways to combat being sick. They also hoard, thus such items are in short supply.

  172. Old Lefty

    Sales looks completely taken in by Cameron’s gilb liberalism. His economic and social policies were based on stringent cuts to services, but he bought off the metropolitan left by pandering to them on gay marriage, Europe, foreign aid etc. He was so out of touch that he thought the Remain case would romp in. (Never forget that the woke left who run the ABC hate the real existing working classes.)

    He was also, I hear, a big problem on China. Mention China and all you could see was the pound signs light up in his eyes, oblivious to the strategic risks. Boris, sadly, seems to be following suit.

  173. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    First case of novel coronavirus in Qld confirmed by chief medico.

    My guestimate on the number of asymptomatic loose canon b*lls at 5-10. doubling every 3-6 days

  174. Dr Faustus

    Victoria, isn’t that the state where some wanker got the job as Treasurer & announced that anyone who owned a Toyota Landcruiser “needs to get a life”?

    The same man who could drive a Prius loaded with supplies and four kids through 27 creek crossings and 250 km of ungraded dirt.

  175. Dr Faustus

    My guestimate on the number of asymptomatic loose canon b*lls at 5-10. doubling every 3-6 days

    Not if everyone coughs into their elbows.
    Otherwise, avoid Sunnybank.

  176. mh

    Coronavirus now on the Gold Coast.

    Official.

  177. candy

    Hopefully someone is there for him in case bad stuff because he is probably psychotic.

  178. mh

    Hopefully someone is there for him in case bad stuff because he is probably psychotic.

    Who?

  179. stackja

    Seventh Aussie case confirmed amid new coronavirus warning
    Australian health authorities have updated their advice on the coronavirus, saying anyone who has visited the Hubei province should self-isolate themselves as a seventh case is confirmed.

    John Rolfe, Clare Armstrong, Louise Starkey, Angira Bharadwaj and Sue Dunlevy, News Corp Australia Network
    Subscriber only

    January 29, 2020 8:57pm

    Australia’s chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy told reporters in Canberra that health experts believe the new coronavirus is contagious before people show symptoms.

    “Contacts of any confirmed coronavirus cases now must be isolated in their home following exposure,” he said.

    Anyone in Australia who has been to the Hubei providence is being told to stay at home in quarantine away from work and school for two weeks.

    The updated advice came on the back of a new confirmed case of a woman in Germany who transmitted the novel cornoavirus before she was showing symptoms.

    Disease control by pretty please?

  180. Infidel Tiger

    Close the borders you lunatics.

    Anyone in my family gets ill and I am going Guy Fawkes with extreme prejudice.

  181. Fat Tony

    John Constantine??

    Anyone know where he is – I haven’t noticed any of his posting for the last few weeks (when I actually get a chance to catch up…)

  182. Infidel Tiger

    The decision to force Australians to go to Christmas Island for 14 days is causing some people stuck in China to reconsider their options.

    No shit.

    They’ll fly somewhere else and then here.

    This is going to start a race war.

  183. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    John Constantine??

    Anyone know where he is – I haven’t noticed any of his posting for the last few weeks (when I actually get a chance to catch up…)

    Did wonder if he was on a fireground somewhere?

  184. Snoopy

    The decision to force Australians to go to Christmas Island for 14 days is causing some people stuck in China to reconsider their options.

    That’s a long time with no bat soup.

  185. Dr Faustus

    Australian health authorities have updated their advice on the coronavirus, saying anyone who has visited the Hubei province should self-isolate themselves as a seventh case is confirmed.

    This is exactly what will happen.
    And Uncle Li will splutter away in the spare room, self-medicating on seahorse soup, infecting a family of other vectors.

    Full control.

  186. jo

    Tailgunner, the guy doing the stunt driving was offered a percentage or 400 bucks. He took the cash to fix his Valiant.

  187. Fat Tony

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3305957, posted on January 29, 2020 at 9:22 pm
    John Constantine??

    Anyone know where he is – I haven’t noticed any of his posting for the last few weeks (when I actually get a chance to catch up…)

    Did wonder if he was on a fireground somewhere?

    Yeah I thought that too – hope everything’s ok with him & his family

  188. feelthebern

    Pauline Hanson is just terrible.
    Conroy is just terrible.
    Sharri is a hot mess.
    PM seems distracted.

  189. feelthebern

    The Canberra press gallery has a retard ratio nearing 90%.

  190. jupes

    should self-isolate themselves

    FMD what a clueless bunch of appeasing imbeciles running this country.

  191. Howard Hill

    MASSIVE MAGA CROWD: HUGE President Trump Fans Ahead of Wildwood, NJ RALLY

    I’m sure one of our quislings would attract this many people to a rally. Only instead of being there for support they’d all be there carrying eggs.

  192. rickw

    Anyone in my family gets ill and I am going Guy Fawkes with extreme prejudice.

    You will have plenty of company.

  193. Siltstone

    I miss the contributions of John Constantine, Comrades.
    At at times like this, SSR would be have to be seen to be believed.

  194. Shy Ted

    Just read ScoMo’ speech at Michael Smith – This includes our $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation driving down the cost of our renewables, our $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund to catalyse investment in battery and pumped hydro energy storage, our $500 million hydrogen strategy to position us as a key player in the emerging hydrogen economy, which is a key issue of bilateral discussion with our friends in Japan, and our soon-to-be-released electric vehicle strategy to support the modernisation of our transport fleet.
    and To guide Australia’s future technology investments, the Government will next month release for consultation a new technology roadmap charting the way forward in areas such as: Hydrogen, Solar and batteries, Transmission and networks, Large-scale energy storage, and Carbon capture and storage.
    Confirming what we know about him. There is no hope.

  195. Howard Hill

    Anyone in my family gets ill and I am going Guy Fawkes with extreme prejudice.

    You will have plenty of company.

    Count me in!

  196. feelthebern

    Footage of IT taking care of his family.

  197. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone fancy going to the Olympics in Tokyo this year?

    You would have to have a death wish.

  198. Shy Ted

    Oh, ScoMo says the bushfires were a natural disaster. “Better prepared next time”. FMD.

  199. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Anyone in my family gets ill and I am going Guy Fawkes with extreme prejudice.

    this nambi pambi approach to the pandemic is just insane. this isn’t a slow burning SARs outbreak, this is as contagious as a common cold with a mortality rate 100 times that of influenza.

    our hospital system won’t cope with the surge of patients if this outbreak gets a head of steam. there is no indication whatsoever they are able to get on top of it, if the best they can do is ask people to self-quarantine.

  200. Infidel Tiger

    Put your hand over your mouth when you cough and don’t panic.

    Crisis averted.

  201. feelthebern

    Pauline Hanson is a union shrill.

  202. Keith Forwheels

    Anyone in my family gets ill and I am going Guy Fawkes with extreme prejudice.

    You will have plenty of company.

    Count me in!

    #metoo

  203. feelthebern

    Sharri holding Pauline to account.
    Pauline doesn’t like it.

  204. feelthebern

    No matter what, Pauline Hanson will vote to ensure unions can continue to whatever the fvck they want.

  205. Infidel Tiger

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    @nntaleb
    The cental rule in life is that it is much, much better to panic early than late.
    12:45 AM · Jan 29, 2020·

    Nassim is the stats guy and he is very worried.

  206. EvilElvis

    Had an ashtray thrown in my face.
    Bitch got my schooner glass in the head.

    I love these modern mating rituals.

    With feather fluffing like that you should be swimming in it, gunner.

  207. There’s no point in self identifying.

  208. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    the fucking chinese commnunists are worst than the nazis.
    they have inflitrated everything, they have stolen everything they come near.

    they have their tentacles in governments,
    they have their tentacles in our universities,
    they have their tentacles in our corporations,
    they have their tentacles in wall street,
    they have their tentacles in the UN,
    they have their tentacles in the UK,
    they have their tentacles in the EU,
    they have their tentacles all through the 3rd world,
    they have demolished our industrial base

    and now deliberately or through rank incompetence they have an own goal of a global pandemic

    die you motherfucking communists, the CCP will not survive 2020

  209. Tailgunner

    You negged her, didn’t you Gunner?

    Lol, shut up,xunt!
    Yeah, nah nah nah, she was a meth afficiando.
    She WAS quite slim, god bless her.
    No reason it escalated.
    But it was my glass that was shattered all over the corner
    Fk em.
    Fight, you bastards!

  210. Leo G

    Oh, ScoMo says the bushfires were a natural disaster.

    Sure- if he excludes the effects on people and their property and the extent to which excessive fuel loads in forests and woodland may be artifacts of human mismanagement.

  211. I think it has come to the point where, if what Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3305913, posted on January 29, 2020 at 8:21 pm, is correct, the rest of the world needs to quarantine China. No people, no goods, no communications.
    Deal with our own sick and let China become a charnel house.

  212. Tailgunner

    Elvis, don’t you start, please.
    😃😃
    As usual I’m back in the Casa, safe&sound.
    Lucky I’m a smoker, or I would have really been upset…
    Not every crazy fkr is a Mr Sparkle 😃
    Pyratelyfe

  213. MatrixTransform

    Yeah, nah nah nah, she was a meth afficiando.

    that’s the Richmond I know.
    was there this morning and I’m back tomorrow a.m. too

    always colourful watching the rabble from behind the beer garden bars at the All Nations

  214. MatrixTransform

    got a spare ciggie bro?

  215. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    There is an account in the authorized biography , of the Blessed Saint Margaret Hilda, of how she was visiting Moscow for talks with then Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev.

    The Foreign Office selected two silver handled hairbrushes to be presented to Gorbachev, despite Thatcher’s protestations that they weren’t really appropriate…

  216. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    how interesting

    nCoV-2019 codon usage and reservoir (not snakes v2)

    Raw “codon adaptation index” (CAI) was calculated for each virus sequence from SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and nCoV-2019 against each of the potential reservoir species using the command line version of CAICal (https://biologydirect.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1745-6150-3-38 16). The codon adaptation index is effectively a measure of how well the codon usage of a particular sequence matches that of a putative host.


    A somewhat interesting finding from these analyses is the fact that nCoV-2019 overall has a lower CAI to almost all species tested. I wouldn’t really read too much into that though – we have seen that for other virus genera in the past.

    anyone would think this virus hasn’t spent much time in the animal kingdom, the kind of thing you would expect from a lab chimera

  217. Tailgunner

    At at times like this, SSR would be have to be seen to be believed.

    Ooooo, SINC!!
    The groundswell to bring back srr in the hours of WWZ 1.4 are deafening.
    Can you reach out, please,Doomlord.
    You’re our only hope!?

  218. cohenite

    Just read ScoMo’ speech at Michael Smith – This includes our $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation driving down the cost of our renewables, our $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund to catalyse investment in battery and pumped hydro energy storage, our $500 million hydrogen strategy to position us as a key player in the emerging hydrogen economy, which is a key issue of bilateral discussion with our friends in Japan, and our soon-to-be-released electric vehicle strategy to support the modernisation of our transport fleet.
    and To guide Australia’s future technology investments, the Government will next month release for consultation a new technology roadmap charting the way forward in areas such as: Hydrogen, Solar and batteries, Transmission and networks, Large-scale energy storage, and Carbon capture and storage.
    Confirming what we know about him. There is no hope.

    FMD; just nuts; Liddell to close in 2 years, Eraring 10 years later. People need to be shot.

  219. …and I have my doubts about the accuracy/look of the John Hopkins page on the Coronavirus. The scale on the left side of the page showing the confirmed cases has been changed from 5k to 10k, flattening out the curve to something almost innocuous. Yes – I understand the reasoning statistically in an ongoing data base, but still.

  220. Tailgunner

    He took the cash to fix his Valiant.
    Hehe, Straya
    deplorables remember

  221. Dr Faustus

    Oh, ScoMo says the bushfires were a natural disaster.

    Playing safe, there.
    Hard for the ALP/Green machine to respond too hard – because guilty fuel load;
    Which leaves a climate change return of serve a moot point.

    Smartest man in the room politics.
    But fudges the policy issue enough to guarantee a repeat performance in 10 years time.

    Not playing for Australia.

  222. thefrollickingmole

    Indians seem harmless…
    But the boys have spent too long on PornHub.
    All the white girls be pornstars.
    Thirst.

    Show bob and vagene…

  223. EvilElvis

    As usual I’m back in the Casa, safe&sound.

    No fucking tinder stalking of Ash Methhead after 1030 either, it’s a school night!

  224. Tailgunner

    Dead right, Elvis.
    I’m back on site @6.30.
    Maybe a heat off finish tomorrow &Friday?
    #CFMEU
    😎

  225. Tailgunner

    Show bob and vagene

    4 words that sum up the subContinentals .
    Lol

  226. Tailgunner

    AltRight 4 Life. Revolutionary. Busy making plans for the Z apocalypse, no time to talk!
    No woke chicks. Leftism is a mental illness. Socialism is Death.
    #Pizzagate is real

    That’s my Tinder bio.

  227. Tailgunner

    AltRight 4 Life. Revolutionary. Busy making plans for the Z apocalypse, no time to talk!
    No woke chicks. Leftism is a mental illness. Socialism is Death.
    Piazagate is real

    That’s my Tinder bio.

  228. EvilElvis

    Maybe a heat off finish tomorrow &Friday?

    Bugger that. Surely some of that ash from earlier will make a timely irritant in your eye just in time for a counter lunch and a few over the wood.

  229. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    …and I have my doubts about the accuracy/look of the John Hopkins page on the Coronavirus. The scale on the left side of the page showing the confirmed cases has been changed from 5k to 10k, flattening out the curve to something almost innocuous. Yes – I understand the reasoning statistically in an ongoing data base, but still.

    interesting how many provinces with 100+ cases show no deaths, whereas wuhan is tracking over 3%

  230. feelthebern

    They are using official data from each jurisdiction.
    That means they’re under cooking the numbers.

  231. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    social order is starting to collapse. food supplies in wuhan will become problematic in the next couple of weeks.

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