Tuesday Forum: March 17, 2020

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  1. 8th Dan

    So … Pale Orange Man trashed the Market again.
    What a guy.

  2. Diogenes

    It looks like parents will end up closing schools rather than the dept.

    Yesterday across the 25% absences.
    Today I have 6/15 year 11, 11/27 year 9 & 10, 12/20 year 7

  3. Some History

    Good ol’ Arnie in Karlifornia. He can still ride about in his beckyard in his tenk.

    As celebrities issue their own coronavirus PSAs, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his donkey urge fans to stay home

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/16/entertainment/celebrities-coronavirus-psas-intl-scli/index.html

    https://twitter.com/Schwarzenegger/status/1239383795205169152

  4. Caveman

    Ged on da donkey now!!!!

  5. mh

    BoJo’s message to Britons – You’re grounded!

  6. Tom

    Centre For Asia-Pacific Aviation (CAPA) makes its money from holding conferences and doing research for airlines. Its latest assessment is frightening if you’re in the flying game:

    By the end of May-2020, most airlines in the world will be bankrupt.

    Coordinated government and industry action is needed – now – if catastrophe is to be avoided.

    As the impact of the coronavirus and multiple government travel reactions sweep through our world, many airlines have probably already been driven into technical bankruptcy, or are at least substantially in breach of debt covenants.

    Cash reserves are running down quickly as fleets are grounded and what flights there are operate much less than half full.

    Forward bookings are far outweighed by cancellations and each time there is a new government recommendation it is to discourage flying. Demand is drying up in ways that are completely unprecedented. Normality is not yet on the horizon.

  7. Infidel Tiger

    We still haven’t nuked China?

    What the hell are we waiting for?

  8. Infidel Tiger

    So … Pale Orange Man trashed the Market again.
    What a guy.

    I think you’ll find Xi Jinping is yellow, not orange.

  9. Tom

    On the subject of airlines:

    WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump said his administration will be “backing the airlines 100%,” hours after Airlines for America (A4A) called on Congress and the White House for a $58 billion emergency package of federal aid to combat anemic demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “We’ll be backstopping the airlines and helping them very much,” Trump told reporters in the White House briefing room Mar. 16. “We’re going to be in a position to help the airlines very much.”

    His comments came shortly after A4A appealed for an emergency package of federal grants, loans and tax relief to help passenger and cargo airlines stave off liquidity shortfalls through the end of the year. The package would include $25 billion in immediate grants for part 121 airlines and $4 billion for cargo carriers, in addition to a voluntary liquidity facility program that would make the same amounts available to both groups as interest-free, unsecured loans.

    “The current economic environment is simply not sustainable, and it is compounded by the fact that the crisis does not appear to have an end in sight,” A4A said in its request for relief.

    Link.

    Note: Among his many business adventures, Trump used to run an airline.

  10. Judging by the large empty patches in Colesworth stores I’m seeing on FB, if they don’t restock soon and regularly (which I doubt they can) there will be fighting starting some time today and riots by next week.

    It’s amusing that processed food, toilet paper and hand sanitiser are out of stock whilst fresh fruit and veggies are fully stocked which just demonstrates how few people know how the immune system works.

  11. Tom

    Paywallian:

    Qantas will cut 90 per cent of international flights and capacity and 60 per cent of domestic until the end of May, in response to massive declines in travel demand due to the coronavirus.

    In its most dramatic changes to network since the outbreak was confirmed in China, the national carrier will ground the equivalent of 150 aircraft, including almost all of its widebody fleet, made up of Boeing 747s, Airbus A380s, A330s and 787-9s.

    A statement to the ASX on Tuesday said the 90 per cent cut to international capacity “reflected the demand impact of severe quarantine requirements on people’s ability to travel overseas”.

    The 60 per cent cut to domestic capacity reflected the rapid decline in forward travel demand due to government containment measures, corporate travel bans and a general pullback from everyday activities across the community.

  12. NoFixedAddress

    1735099

    i’ve kept out of the fray with you because there were and are better men than me trying to help you but you would have to be one of the most gormeless fkn artzholes i have ever come across.

    you talk about your abo ‘mate’

    fk off

    i doubt you have ever worked with an abo bloke

    some of them are shizen and some of them are good.

    maybe they are a bit like human beings

  13. Roger

    @Paul_KeatingPM

    Socialism needs a rebranding exercise.

    It’s like Premium Unleaded, better for your car, cost per KM less than standard, but 80% won’t buy it because the sign says it costs more/litre

  14. Cassie of Sydney

    “Infidel Tiger
    #3360134, posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:57 am
    So … Pale Orange Man trashed the Market again.
    What a guy.

    I think you’ll find Xi Jinping is yellow, not orange.”

    Well said. Mr Yellow Man…aka Xi Jinping…is trashing the world.

  15. jupes

    Regarding the ABC story of the digger shooting the Afghan. All may not be as it seems. Keep these points in mind:
    Soldiers wear uniform for a few reasons, one of which is recognition. If an army such as the Taliban dress as civilians, then it is inevitable that civilians will die because it is prudent for their enemy to use the precautionary principle.

    Armies take prisoners for a reason i.e. to take them off the battlefield without having to kill them. However, Australia did not hold prisoners in Afghanistan, so captured Taliban were handed over (at various stages of the war) to the US, Dutch and Afghans. The vast majority of these Taliban were released back to the battlefield within a couple of days.

    We don’t know what intelligence said about the village or what the helicopters and soldiers saw of this ‘unarmed civilian’ prior to the footage. He may have had a weapon and ditched it.

    Recall the scene in Saving Private Ryan when some of the men wanted to kill the captured German because they couldn’t keep him prisoner. Tom Hanks saved the German’s life but what happened later? The German returned to the fight and killed one of Hank’s men. What we may be looking at is that scene played out in real time in Afghanistan. I am less concerned about the behaviour of that digger than the following entities.

    The ABC for pushing this stuff. They really want to get a ‘war crime’ scalp and don’t give a shit about the diggers themselves.

    The digger on the program dobbing in his fellow soldiers.

    The digger who released the footage to the ABC and the Unit leaders who failed to control that footage.

    But most of all, the ADF and government leadership who place soldiers in no-win situations, who do nothing about captured Taliban returning to the fight but spend every effort to prosecute soldiers who have to deal with that reality, even going as far as asking the Taliban for rumours about diggers’ war crimes. I have nothing but contempt for these sanctimonious pricks.

  16. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    But most of all, the ADF and government leadership who place soldiers in no-win situations, who do nothing about captured Taliban returning to the fight but spend every effort to prosecute soldiers who have to deal with that reality, even going as far as asking the Taliban for rumours about diggers’ war crimes. I have nothing but contempt for these sanctimonious pricks.

    Well said, jupes.

  17. NoFixedAddress

    breakfast for some is a crap shoot and if your starving in some communist shithole then I wont knock you.

    we laugh or get sickened but the reality is the poor bastards in chiina and other enlightened places are starving and eat bats, rats, dogs, cats, worms, maggots, you name it.

    I doubt they cremate or bury a single human being.

    Ancestor worship is about keeping you alive and thanks for your flank

    Communism/Socialism… don’t you just love it

  18. Cassie of Sydney

    “Infidel Tiger
    #3360134, posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:57 am
    So … Pale Orange Man trashed the Market again.
    What a guy.

    I think you’ll find Xi Jinping is yellow, not orange.”

    Well said.

  19. Cassie of Sydney

    This is a test

  20. NoFixedAddress

    jupes
    #3360163, posted on March 17, 2020 at 10:26 am

    just nuke the fkn joint

    from one end to the other.

    and make sure pakistan gets some

  21. EvilElvis

    Thanks for leaving me on the old Fred, guys. Should be looking out for each other in these tough times, blah blah, got your backs, blah blah, need to support each other, blah blah…

    Anyway, bit of chatter regards a few cats whereabouts, John Constantine, etc. What if we’ve just left the poor bastards on an old open thread, no heads up to move over and they’re still on a rant on two month old subjects? Er, comrades.

  22. NoFixedAddress

    and i mean so no one will ever live there again

    it is the majority poppy growing area in the world

    and the west is supposed to have a war on drugs

    don’t shit me

  23. notafan

    Oh wow.

    Mr French Empire Clocks actually said that?

  24. notafan

    FNA

    Numbers is renowned for his fakecdotes

  25. Leigh Lowe

    Caveman
    #3360113, posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:41 am
    Down 700pts

    What is down 700 points?

  26. Roger

    Oh wow.

    Mr French Empire Clocks actually said that?

    Yes.

    And his Twitter feed is full of bile, as you’d expect.

    Little about China lately, though.

  27. V

    Roger @ 10:24am

    Keating should have compared it to putting diesel in your petrol car. It might seem like a good idea because you get more for less but it will fuck up your car and it will no longer run.

  28. Carpe Jugulum

    Good moaning all

  29. Roger

    Keating should have compared it to putting diesel in your petrol car. It might seem like a good idea because you get more for less but it will fuck up your car and it will no longer run.

    Haha! If I were active on Twitter I’d respond with that, V.

    I just had a look at his feed this morning to see if the great advocate for Australia’s future in Asia has anything to say about Xi’s virus.

  30. Roger

    Keating should have compared it to putting diesel in your petrol car. It might seem like a good idea because you get more for less but it will fuck up your car and it will no longer run.

    +1 LOL

  31. twostix

    Well, well, well.

    Guess who’s lined up and “raiding” our local Aldi for the fresh delivery right now, in the middle of the morning on a Tuesday.

    No.

    Fat retired boomers, clawing, grasping, pouncing on the toilet paper.

    Why does an empty nester boomer require two 12 packs of toilet paper? “Won’t they think of the frail, the elderly, the person who can’t afford it, and just take what they need?”

    More than a little bit of selfish self-interest in the narrative pushing of ‘won’t someone think of the poor meek “elderly”” going on at the moment.

    We see you, boomers.

  32. Cardimona

    Geez, that last thread was busy; I really wish I could keep up with it all instead of Cntrl-F-ing key words…
    Pats on the back for Cats who read every comment!

    Dust explosions are something every structural firefighter is taught about.
    Old flour mills were shockers for it.

    One of the first NQ residents asked to self-quarantine is a mate who works for Susan McDonald.
    He lives with his aged parents….

    Supermarkets in rural FNQ have plenty of empty shelves.
    A friend of my Beautiful Bride’s was abused for having baby wipes by a random shopper who then snatched them from her trolley.
    Friend turned around to show her grand-daughter in a baby-backpack she was wearing.
    Abuser dropped the baby wipes back in the trolley and stormed off in a huff.

    CO comparison shows China is still not back to CNE levels of pollution – https://imgur.com/a/kw4ER7f

    Daughter cranky with s-i-l for continuing to get on aircraft.

    I ran into BobKat yesterday.
    He said, “Mate!!! I need an hour of your time. Dinner tomorrow night?”
    So it’s (reluctantly) dinner at the pub with Bob tonight.
    I might try to get him to understand Rafe’s ruinables choke point.
    That, or how food-to-fuel drives up food prices for the world’s poorest…
    Can’t try and give him too much info at once, but, any other suggestions?

  33. Cardimona

    Sorry, CNE should be CNY – Chinese New Year…

  34. twostix

    Judging by the large empty patches in Colesworth stores I’m seeing on FB, if they don’t restock soon and regularly (which I doubt they can) there will be fighting starting some time today and riots by next week.

    Our local aldi just had a delivery.

    10am it’s already gone.

    But which age demographic alone is able to go to the shops en-masse and clear out the toilet paper aisle at 9:30am on a Tuesday morning in this regional area?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  35. Roger

    Can’t try and give him too much info at once, but, any other suggestions?

    I’d stick with renewables and choke points.

    Churchill’s advice might be pertinent to a discussion with Bob:

    If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.

  36. NoFixedAddress

    Carpe Jugulum
    #3360193, posted on March 17, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Good moaning all

    WHATS GOOD ABOUT IT

  37. stackja

    Yesterday gone? New thread!

  38. Carpe Jugulum

    WHATS GOOD ABOUT IT

    Well, you’re still breathing and your dick hasn’t fallen off.

  39. Perfidious Albino

    Diogenes – same at the Albino kids primary school – first born reckons grade 3 classes were 1/3 – 1/2 down yesterday and Lady Albino reckons the schoolyard was 50% at drop off this morning. Lots of parents calling the office complaining about ‘Child X’ that sneezed and ‘Parent Y’ who works at a school with a couple of confirmed cases being in the school yard.

  40. Carpe Jugulum

    Stupid blockquotes

  41. C.L.

    Wow. Andrew Bolt certainly changed course quickly.

  42. NoFixedAddress

    Cardimona
    #3360215, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:03 am

    I ran into BobKat yesterday.
    He said, “Mate!!! I need an hour of your time. Dinner tomorrow night?”
    So it’s (reluctantly) dinner at the pub with Bob tonight.
    I might try to get him to understand Rafe’s ruinables choke point.
    That, or how food-to-fuel drives up food prices for the world’s poorest…
    Can’t try and give him too much info at once, but, any other suggestions?

    Ask him why hasn’t Qld got the equivalent of the NSW Snowy Mountain scheme that could provide irrigation water and eventually be taken over to provide useless pumped storage and have a former Minister of the Clown in charge

  43. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    WHATS GOOD ABOUT IT

    We’re all on the right side of the grass to enjoy it.

  44. egg_

    Is this the new Corona panic thread?
    It’s exponential, y’know!
    /Elec Eng is full of non-linear Maths – you wouldn’t be staring at this screen without it, dummkopf

  45. Perfidious Albino

    Reports in the UK of plans to put the army on the streets to protect supermarkets / supply chain.

    Could it happen here? I would have said no, but the recent ‘aid to the civil power’ during the bushfires may have softened peoples aversion to it…

  46. NoFixedAddress

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #3360239, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:17 am

    WHATS GOOD ABOUT IT

    We’re all on the right side of the grass to enjoy it.

    lol

    i knew there would be someone get it

    meanwhile

    here is lunch for some

  47. egg_

    Elderly Britons may be told to self-isolate for four months under the government’s “wartime-style” effort to combat the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

    The families who went out and stocked up on food are the ants.

    The people who mocked them are the grasshopper.

    Que?

  48. Macbeth

    Jupes – yes “contempt” is the word.

  49. Porter

    Could it happen here? I would have said no, but the recent ‘aid to the civil power’ during the bushfires may have softened peoples aversion to it…

    The streets and roads here are dead quite. The supermarkets are packed from 6am. Full scale panic on. I feel sorry for the workers in small butchers and grocery shops who don’t get time to do their own shopping.

  50. jupes

    I might try to get him to understand Rafe’s ruinables choke point.

    Yeah just try get him to call out the climate change scam in parliament.

  51. Porter

    Sorry, that should read ‘dead quiet’.

  52. NoFixedAddress

    Carpe Jugulum
    #3360234, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

    WHATS GOOD ABOUT IT

    Well, you’re still breathing and your dick hasn’t fallen off.

    g’day Carpe

    hows life in the jungle?

  53. US President Donald Trump has recommended that Americans avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, discretionary travel, and going to bars, restaurants and food courts.

    He also said children should be homeschooled where possible.

    Mr Trump said the new guidelines from his coronavirus task force applied for 15 days and were meant to slow the spread of the disease.

    He said the worst of the virus could be over by July, August or later.

    “We’ve made the decision to further toughen the guidelines and blunt the infection now,” Mr Trump told reporters at the White House.

    “We’d much rather be ahead of the curve than behind it.

    “With several weeks of focused action, we can turn the corner and turn it quickly.”

    Full credit to Trump, he is doing the right thing.

  54. Porter

    Selfish ‘supermarket tourists’ cleaning regional towns out

    ROLLING COVERAGE Shelves in regional Victorian towns have been stripped bare by selfish “supermarket tourists”, who have been arriving by the busload to buy vital supplies — leaving locals high and dry. It comes as angry scenes erupted at Woolworths stores this morning.

    Mates in regional Victoria have been complaining about this for a couple of weeks. Some of the small towns and hamlets have only one general store and even these are being cleaned out.

  55. jupes

    Jupes – yes “contempt” is the word.

    Mate back in your day no one would have given a fuck if surrendering Japs were shot.

    They certainly weren’t captured then released back to the fight.

  56. egg_

    The Gummint is recommending stocking up on 2 weeks groceries in case of self isolation, not a permanent lock down*.
    Panic buyers have obviously raided everything already.

    *Fvckwits

  57. rickw

    Mates in regional Victoria have been complaining about this for a couple of weeks. Some of the small towns and hamlets have only one general store and even these are being cleaned out.

    Have seen this first hand.

  58. Knuckle Dragger

    Further Learning Update:

    Two Indian chaps turned up. Both are barely comprehensible.

    Both are apparently driving instructors.

    Naturally.

  59. dover_beach

    Wow. Andrew Bolt certainly changed course quickly.

    What happened?

  60. Porter

    The Victorian chief health officer Brett Sutton in the Sunday Herald Sun today urged shoppers to have a “two-week supply of food and a 60-day supply of prescription medication”.

    This comes in stark contradiction to the nation’s chief medical officer Brendan Murphy, who told the ABC’s Insiders program today: “For most people we don’t want to encourage panic buying at the moment”.

    “I think it is probably sensible to have a few days of supplies,” he said.

    But a Coles spokeswoman has today advised shoppers to “shop as you normally would and there will be enough products for everyone.”

    While a Woolworths spokeswoman also urged consumers to “only purchase what they need”.

    The conflicting advice has left many people confused on exactly what steps they should take.

    Victoria, the cock up capital of the world. Here a local radio station tried to promote the new social distancing measures and created a panic among its listeners. I have constantly said the government’s communication strategy is woeful, and it should include a message on who NOT to listen to.

  61. Leigh Lowe

    Keating should have compared it to putting diesel in your petrol car. It might seem like a good idea because you get more for less but it will fuck up your car and it will no longer run.

    More like putting diesel in your deep fryer.

  62. egg_

    Pale Orange Man trashed the Market again.

    A gaggle of headless chickens is upset?
    Quelle surprise.

  63. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mates in regional Victoria have been complaining about this for a couple of weeks. Some of the small towns and hamlets have only one general store and even these are being cleaned out.

    Seen, first hand, here.

  64. stackja

    Tom
    #3360125, posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Flight Radar

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    Surrendering Japs were shot, and rightly so.

    One of our contributors has a book on this sort of thing.

    You either go to war, and close with and kill the enemy, or you don’t. Half measures are suicide.

  66. egg_

    But which age demographic alone is able to go to the shops en-masse and clear out the toilet paper aisle at 9:30am on a Tuesday morning in this regional area?

    Elderly Cat preppers.

  67. Leigh Lowe

    m0nty
    #3360251, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:26 am
    ….
    Full credit to Trump, he is doing the right thing.

    This truly is the end of days and mOnster has seen the second coming.

  68. MatrixTransform

    Elec Eng is full of non-linear Maths

    somewhere between linear and a function with e^(i.pi) in it
    bound by a guess at one limit and wish at the other.

  69. rickw

    But which age demographic alone is able to go to the shops en-masse and clear out the toilet paper aisle at 9:30am on a Tuesday morning in this regional area?

    Pisses me of, if you actually work, then by the time you get there at 6pm there is sweet FA left.

  70. Knuckle Dragger

    Brett Sutton, Victorian CMO should have his door kicked in and every scrap of food removed from his home.

    Panic-mongering tool.

  71. stackja

    Knuckle Dragger
    #3360266, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Japs in caves were left there, bulldozed in. War. Today lawyers!

  72. NoFixedAddress

    jupes
    #3360253, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Jupes – yes “contempt” is the word.

    Mate back in your day no one would have given a fuck if surrendering Japs were shot.

    They certainly weren’t captured then released back to the fight.

    A couple of now deceased fine older gentlemen near from where I come from went from Darwin and then NG and another Islands.

    They were brothers in arms.

    One hid in a tree with a gun and fired regularly at genuine targets while the other was at ground with a knife.

    Not sure if that’s taught these days, 1 up 1 down.

  73. mh

    Full credit to Trump, he is doing the right thing.

    — Monty
    17 March 2020

  74. Roger

    But a Coles spokeswoman has today advised shoppers to “shop as you normally would and there will be enough products for everyone.

    Can I cut, paste and print this & take its down to Coles and get a packet of toilet paper in exchange?

  75. stack, what do the different colours of aircraft indicate?

  76. egg_

    somewhere between linear and a function with e^(i.pi) in it

    I had Electronics in mind, inverse square laws by the gazillion, viz Voyager 2 still functioning.

    Voyager 2 Returns to Normal Operations (42 years on)

  77. Infidel Tiger

    Good news. Everyone hates China’s guts.

    Bad news. Everyone except our government hates China’s guts.

  78. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Surrendering Japs were shot, and rightly so.

    My Great Uncle served in New Guinea, during the “useless campaigns.” He wrote in his diary that “The policy of shooting Japanese, who are attempting to surrender, using the airdropped leaflets, is yielding the results one would expect. What did the fools who gave these orders, think would happen?”

  79. egg_

    MatrixTransform
    #3360269, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:37 am

    The point being, blogs are often largely inhabited by STEM folk, who don’t need to be told about non-linear Maths.

  80. jupes

    Not sure if that’s taught these days, 1 up 1 down.

    Probably not the greatest tactic in the world, so unlikely.

  81. Cassie of Sydney

    “mh
    #3360276, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:41 am
    Full credit to Trump, he is doing the right thing.

    — Monty
    17 March 2020”

    Can we have Monty’s comment pinned to the Cat banner above?

  82. mh

    Breitbart

    At least eight New York Times journalists shared a deceptively edited quote Monday from President Donald Trump’s recent call with state governors, creating the false impression that the president is denying federal support for ventilators that are needed in hospitals treating coronavirus patients.

  83. I have a theory that supermarkets are the ideal bug transmission centre and that Darwinism will soon take care of the TP hoarders.

  84. 8th Dan

    Idris Elba put up a video overnight with wife at his shoulder being all coquettish, said:

    “I have the virus and am in quarantine, she doesn’t have it.”

    Waffles on for some minutes while wife continues coquettishness right next to him … her hands constantly playing with her hair, her face, her lips, her nose …

    WTF?

  85. egg_

    Eebil Chinese Govt fvcks up.
    Incompetent Western Govts follow suit.
    Markets in chaos.
    SNAFU.

  86. lotocoti

    Sis in the town down the road – blow ins at the IGA.
    High school attendance “shocking” maybe 20% down.

  87. Cassie of Sydney

    “Wow. Andrew Bolt certainly changed course quickly.”

    Andrew Blot changes course frequently…it all depends on which way the wind is blowing.

  88. Anne

    Woo hoo!

    It’s habbening!

    Twitter, FaceBook and Google are unlocked.

    All your Social BigTech Media now belong White Hats. 😜

    Patriots in control.

    Don’t let your memes be dreams people.

  89. Farmer Gez

    But which age demographic alone is able to go to the shops en-masse and clear out the toilet paper aisle at 9:30am on a Tuesday morning in this regional area?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Not right at all Twostix.
    The locusts strike the country towns mostly on the weekends. I was just in town and they’re mostly gone. Remember that quite a few of the raiders are also picking up government social welfare pay, so a job is not stopping them from all hours access.

  90. egg_

    But a Coles spokeswoman has today advised shoppers to “shop as you normally would and there will be enough products for everyone.

    “Do unto others as you’d have them do to you.”

    “Do unto others before they do to you.”

  91. NoFixedAddress

    jupes
    #3360285, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Not sure if that’s taught these days, 1 up 1 down.

    Probably not the greatest tactic in the world, so unlikely.

    spotters and shooters?

  92. MatrixTransform

    Jan 2017 … Boom: Dow hits 20,000 for first time ever!

    Mar 2020 … boom : second time ever

    another record breaker

    yay

  93. Surrendering Japs were shot, and rightly so.
    As I understand it, this situation wasn’t all that common.
    As Zulu says above, it would have been much less common after anyone who tried it was shot.

  94. NoFixedAddress

    jupes

    honest question with no mal intent

    mere quriosity

  95. rickw

    Brett Sutton, Victorian CMO should have his door kicked in and every scrap of food removed from his home.

    Panic-mongering tool.

    Fundamentally stupid and incompetent people thrust into circumstances demanding intelligence and competence.

  96. Tom

    Surely a liberty quote, your Doomlordship:

    Full credit to Trump, he is doing the right thing.
    — Monty

  97. Farmer Gez

    8th Dan
    #3360289, posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:48 am
    Idris Elba put up a video overnight with wife at his shoulder being all coquettish, said:

    “I have the virus and am in quarantine, she doesn’t have it.”

    She knows she’s in for two weeks of non stop shagging.

  98. egg_

    Why does an empty nester boomer require two 12 packs of toilet paper?

    Prolly stocking up for the extended family, peasant style, just like the ethnics.
    Seems prepper and peasant are becoming interchangeable.

  99. Caveman

    Caveman
    #3360113, posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:41 am
    Down 700pts

    What is down 700 points?

    Just a throw away line on a new thread in a top ten position and in keeping with future financial nirvana.
    I was originally going to say we are all going to hell but that just reeks of panic.

  100. rickw


    Jan 2017 … Boom: Dow hits 20,000 for first time ever!

    Mar 2020 … boom : second time ever

    another record breaker

    yay

    Got out at 28… phew!!!

  101. NoFixedAddress

    and jupes

    i will go in and kick the guts out of the despicable pricks that are trying to abuse Australian soldiers through a so called court process.

  102. egg_

    I have a theory that supermarkets are the ideal bug transmission centre and that Darwinism will soon take care of the TP hoarders.

    More proof God has a sense of humour.

  103. twostix

    Not right at all Twostix.

    Bzzt wrong,

    Today it’s boomers.

    Aldi cleared out of their morning delivery while everyone is at work by a horde of $80k landcruiser driving empty-nesters.

    For shame!

  104. Bruce of Newcastle

    Good news. Everyone hates China’s guts.

    Not for long.

    Russia and China flood web with coronavirus outbreak lies blaming U.S.; State Dept. fights back (15 Mar)

    ‘Alternate reality’: U.S. demands China halt coronavirus ‘disinformation’ (16 Mar)

    ‘Big Lie’ time. A lot of people will believe it, especially lefties.

  105. Porter

    Andrew Blot changes course frequently…it all depends on which way the wind is blowing.

    Yep.

  106. egg_

    I have a theory that supermarkets are the ideal bug transmission centre and that Darwinism will soon take care of the TP hoarders.

    /Raiders of the Lost Fart

  107. lotocoti

    ‘Big Lie’ time. A lot of people will believe it, especially lefties.

    A lot of people have copped a bung from the PRC.
    Pipers and tunes comes to mind.

  108. rickw

    Cash reserves are running down quickly as fleets are grounded and what flights there are operate much less than half full.

    QF flight in from Sydney this morning had 39 people on a B737.

    If we had sealed the borders a month ago, domestic travel could have continued at full tilt.

  109. Farmer Gez

    Bolt believes Chicom propaganda that they’ve only had 16 new cases of the virus on Sunday.
    Well done comrade Bolt, toilet paper for you.

  110. egg_

    She knows she’s in for two weeks of non stop shagging.

    And the dishwasher and bins will be regularly attended to.

  111. NoFixedAddress

    that Australian soldiers are now being subject to Civilian type court stuff with so called accredited afghan type witnesses then every Australian soldier subject to this shit should bring a charge against the so called Australian Government for wrongful deployment and specifically name ALL the so called Australian Prime Ministers under whose jurisdiction those Australian Soldiers served for their country.

  112. lotocoti

    Forget “Women and children hardest hit”.
    Thoughts and prayers for the real victims.

  113. Some History

    This is a test

    I’m ready. Go.

  114. “We’ll be backstopping the airlines and helping them very much,” Trump told reporters in the White House briefing room Mar. 16. “We’re going to be in a position to help the airlines very much.”

    Isn’t that “Socialism”?

  115. MatrixTransform

    chuckling here.

    just received an email … Avoid the Crowds, Use 13cabs.

    good on em.

  116. Infidel Tiger

    Idris Elba showing “no symptoms” yet has tested positive.

    This is not exactly the catastrophe we are going bananas about.

    Maybe we all have it?

  117. 8th Dan

    blogs are often largely inhabited by STEM folk

    Guffaw.

  118. mh

    Experts: China Ties Led Italy, South Korea, and Iran to Slow Coronavirus Responses

    Geopolitical experts speaking to the anti-communist publication Epoch Times in an article published Sunday indicated that political and economic ties to China hurt Italy, South Korea, and Iran in attempts to contain the Chinese coronavirus.

    Outbreak epicenters Italy, South Korea, and Iran delayed their initial efforts to contain the virus. The experts blamed the desire to protect strategic ties with China by these nations – as evidenced by an initial hesitance to act or outright obfuscation – of having directly facilitated the spread of the virus around the world, leading to its rise as a global pandemic…

    https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/03/16/experts-china-ties-led-italy-south-korea-and-iran-to-slow-coronavirus-responses/

  119. every Australian soldier subject to this shit should bring a charge against the so called Australian Government for wrongful deployment and specifically name ALL the so called Australian Prime Ministers under whose jurisdiction those Australian Soldiers served for their country.

    Let’s see –
    That list would include Menzies, Holt, McEwan (for 23 days), Gorton and McMahon.

  120. egg_

    94 positive COV-19 cases in Dannograd.
    /Dan

  121. MatrixTransform

    Covid 19 hits vulnerable Viktorian villages first

    Primary school in Toorak closed!

    …I wonder what happened there?

  122. egg_

    blogs are often largely inhabited by STEM folk

    Confirmed every time someone asks a tough technical question.

  123. Some History

    Arnie’s place must be a real hoot. There’s a donkey, a pony, and a jackass.

    https://imgur.com/D8IH0rL

  124. Old School Conservative

    We’re in the best of hands.
    These are the people we trust to run our banking system:
    An investment banker who has worked at some of Australia’s top financial institutions was more than five times the drink drive limit when she crashed her car in the mid afternoon.

    Anusha Srinivasan, 49, was discovered in her car by a passers-by after she mounted the kerb outside Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre on February 21

  125. dover_beach

    Andrew Blot changes course frequently…it all depends on which way the wind is blowing.

    Yes, but what change this time?

  126. egg_

    Primary school in Toorak closed!

    …I wonder what happened there?

    JC’s cleaner’s family all sick!

  127. Snoopy

    amortiser
    #3360068, posted on March 17, 2020 at 9:02 am
    Debbie Kilroy and Ms Mabo on Kochies show blaming Dutton for them contracting Coronovirus. They travelled on the same flight as Dutton in the seat behind him.

    Australian government ministers fly Economy?

  128. Snoopy

    Old School Conservative
    #3360337, posted on March 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm
    We’re in the best of hands.
    These are the people we trust to run our banking system:

    Settle down. She wasn’t at work.

  129. This truly is the end of days and mOnster has seen the second coming.

    Going to let yourself be fooled again? Like every piece of socialist vermin he came slithering back because he smelt death coming. Leftists love death, it’s their raison d’etre. Except when it’s happening to them of course. So realising it could soon be him walking down the dank corridor he started muttering “If only Comrade Stalin knew…” followed by “Long Live Comrade Stalin…I mean Trump!”

    And y’all fall for it again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.
    And then you wonder why we keep losing.

    When a Dutton or Mark Meadows goes down with COVID the socialist scum are whooping and cheering.

    When are you going to get it into your thick fucking heads that these turds will kill you, your family and your pets then steal everything you have, given half the chance. Has 4 decades of them destroying everything decent whilst laughing gleefully in your face not woken you up yet? You’re still offering a hand and a white flag?

    It doesn’t surprise me anymore when I remember the stories about those who thanked the guards for the bar of soap before they stepped into the “shower” and held onto their “tickets” to collect their belongings afterwards.

  130. egg_

    Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre

    Peasant COV-19 central.

  131. NoFixedAddress

    1735099

    stand up

  132. lotocoti

    Maybe we all have it?

    That’s the problem.
    Trying to slow infection rates is all well and good, but one asymptomatic carrier swanning about and we’re off to the races again.

  133. NoFixedAddress

    ZK2A

    I don’t like his politics but he comes from near Quambatook where near one of my Grandfathers came from.

  134. egg_

    Maybe we all have it?

    Doh!

  135. Mother Lode

    Keating should have compared it to putting diesel in your petrol car. It might seem like a good idea because you get more for less but it will fuck up your car and it will no longer run.

    It is not just the branding.

    People have also noticed that every car that fills itself from the ‘socialist’ bowser gets only a few metres down the street before it lets out a few loud popping noises, conks out, and the wheels fall off.

    Even one that had been humming along quite nicely – like Venezuela. Now just a rusting heap.

  136. twostix

    Bolt:

    The Australians who ransacked our supermarkets for canned food might be the smart ones, after all. Yes, Australia has had “only” 256 cases of coronavirus.

    Might be?

    Look at the sniffy conservative. He likes to sniff at the masses, but has always been alienated from them and can never understand them.

    Yet by coincidence the everyman is always a month ahead of him.

    Nobody except boomers cares about the actual virus.

    Everyone cares about the system – and it has been shown now to be extremely fragile and undesirable. The virus exposes the cancer. And as of four weeks ago – the everyman sees it with clear eyes.

    Naturally Bolt only just catches up:

    NOW WE KNOW DANGER OF RELYING ON CHINA (OR THE REST OF THE WORLD)

    LOL.

  137. egg_

    Going to let yourself be fooled again?

    Dead Dog Story MkII.

  138. Cassie of Sydney

    “egg_
    #3360344, posted on March 17, 2020 at 12:23 pm
    Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre

    Peasant COV-19 central.

    Careful Egg…that word “peasant” is likely to upset some people.

  139. min

    Typical ,lefty paper had in recipe section quarantine sauce that needed 6 tins of tomatoes . Do not know where they have been for past couple of weeks as there has been no tinned tomatoes for weeks.
    As kids we went through polio epidemic the consequences of that were much more frightening than Covid 19 but school went on and we did outdoor things

  140. egg_

    Maybe we all have it?

    Awaiting Grigs’ edumacated input.

  141. egg_

    Careful Egg…that word “peasant” is likely to upset some people.

    Voteherd?
    /John C

  142. Caveman

    I was given a heads up to stock up with supplies for 3 weeks and that tomorrow there will be an announcement from the gov. Maybe plans for national lockdown.

  143. Going to let yourself be fooled again? Like every piece of socialist vermin he came slithering back because he smelt death coming. Leftists love death, it’s their raison d’etre. Except when it’s happening to them of course. So realising it could soon be him walking down the dank corridor he started muttering “If only Comrade Stalin knew…” followed by “Long Live Comrade Stalin…I mean Trump!”

    Me yesterday: half a million people will die needlessly if we don’t lock down now, leaders of US/UK/Aust please change course from this insanity

    Trump today: [locks everything down]

    Me today: yay, Trump is locking down America, gg to him

    Mr Rusty: don’t listen to m0nty he wants to kill us all

  144. Anne

    The Great Awakening. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

    Google Pedogate.

    Google Adrenochrome

    Google Michael Lavaughn Robinson

    Google Frazzledrip

    The Truth is unlocked. 💃

  145. Mr Rusty: don’t listen to m0nty he wants to kill us all

    Liberty Quote

  146. Herodotus

    But most of all, the ADF and government leadership who place soldiers in no-win situations, who do nothing about captured Taliban returning to the fight but spend every effort to prosecute soldiers who have to deal with that reality, even going as far as asking the Taliban for rumours about diggers’ war crimes. I have nothing but contempt for these sanctimonious pricks.
    ROE have to be robust, not written by the UN in its present form.
    Combatants who do not wear a uniform have always been shot in what used to be wars fought under Geneva conventions. Wear the uniform if you want protection.

  147. Mother Lode

    Has anyone been watching srr’s twitter feed (or whatever she uses)?

    Has she joined the dots connecting coronavirus, pizza, the Clintons, and ET yet?

  148. NoFixedAddress

    Tel

    forgive my yelling at you and I appreciate there are many it type folk on this site.

    I want to put up a newspaper type site

    i have checked drupal, newspeak, word, mongo, whatever

    inclining to the python, zope type stuff… good shit those folk

    but

  149. mh

    When are you going to get it into your thick fucking heads that these turds will kill you, your family and your pets then steal everything you have, given half the chance. Has 4 decades of them destroying everything decent whilst laughing gleefully in your face not woken you up yet? You’re still offering a hand and a white flag?

    It doesn’t surprise me anymore when I remember the stories about those who thanked the guards for the bar of soap before they stepped into the “shower” and held onto their “tickets” to collect their belongings afterwards.

    Monty is the Auschwitz guard, us Cats are stepping into the “showers”. Got it.

  150. Anne

    Lol, Google definitely taken back from the Deep State.

    Democrat Party Donkey logo replaced with a Rat.

    https://mashable.com/article/google-knowledge-panel-democratic-party-rats/

  151. Boambee John

    Combatants who do not wear a uniform have always been shot in what used to be wars fought under Geneva conventions. Wear the uniform if you want protection.

    Under recent Conventions, they have to wear a clearly visible uniform or distinguishing mark, so a uniform is not essential, but a brassard, hat or other clearly visible item or mark is.

  152. notafan

    Macbeth will still be commenting when he is 110.

    Waves to Grig.

  153. Porter

    M0nty, who mocked others here when they were ill or in crisis. Remember that.

  154. Struth

    160 ooo cases of kung flu worldwide and every year a billion cases of the flu.
    So one case of corona virus to every 7.8 million cases of flu.
    Flu kills around three and a half thousand every year and so far 6 deaths from coronavirus as it attacks those on deaths door as well.
    What’s going on?

    People on death’s door get finished off by virus .
    Has forever been the case, sad as it is.
    State of emergency?

  155. Struth

    160 ooo cases of k u n g flu worldwide and every year a billion cases of the flu.
    So one case of corona virus to every 7.8 million cases of flu.
    Flu kills around three and a half thousand every year and so far 6 deaths from coronavirus as it attacks those on deaths door as well.
    What’s going on?

    People on death’s door get finished off by virus .
    Has forever been the case, sad as it is.
    State of emergency?

  156. Struth

    Can’t fucking comment on this blog ……………………..moderation ridiculous.

  157. Des Deskperson

    ‘I don’t like his politics but he comes from near Quambatook where near one of my Grandfathers came from.’

    The song accurately if almost certainly unintentionally celebrates laziness and fecklessness as Australian national characteristics.

    Weirdly, it was used by the Hawke government in 1986 in a campaign to encourage us all to work harder and smarter: a sort of nadir in Australian official propaganda.

  158. Struth

    160 ooo cases of kung flu worldwide and every year a billion cases of the flu.
    So one case of corona virus to every 7.8 million cases of flu.
    Flu kills around three and a half thousand every year and so far 6 deaths from coronavirus as it attacks those on deaths door as well.
    What’s going on?

    People on death’s door get finished off by virus .
    Has forever been the case, sad as it is.
    State of emergency?

  159. Anne

    Oprah Winfrey arrested.

    Her Florida house, a known child trafficking hub, seized.

    Excavation of tunnels underway at the property.

  160. notafan

    That’s what we need.

    The really stupid fake news.

  161. Struth

    Very annoyed at gullible panic merchants.
    The damage they do.

  162. Me yesterday: half a million people will die needlessly if we don’t lock down now, leaders of US/UK/Aust please change course from this insanity
    Trump today: [locks everything down]
    Me today: yay, Trump is locking down America, gg to him
    Mr Rusty: don’t listen to m0nty he wants to kill us all

    Note: I’m not fucking stupid you stupid fucking retard.
    You’ve only changed your tune cos it’s dawned on you that the fat, bag of puss-filled, bilious, putrid, garbage swollen vomit that surrounds your pea brain might actually be at risk. You’ve weighed up your fat ass and decided it is more valuable than the pleasure of mass death that would almost certainly include you.

    So like the typically socialist selfish prick you are you change your tune for your convenience whilst pretending it’s about helping others.

    And when this COVID asshattery has blown over you will be back on here gloating over the economic destruction, destroyed businesses (as long as it’s not Krispy Kremes) and welcoming the massive expansion of state powers over every aspect of our lives in the name of national “elf ‘n’ safety”.

  163. Mitch M.

    Struth
    #3360394, posted on March 17, 2020 at 1:12 pm
    160 ooo cases of kung flu worldwide and every year a billion cases of the flu.
    So one case of corona virus to every 7.8 million cases of flu.
    Flu kills around three and a half thousand every year and so far 6 deaths from coronavirus as it attacks those on deaths door as well.
    What’s going on?

    People on death’s door get finished off by virus .
    Has forever been the case, sad as it is.
    State of emergency?

    This lockdown issue. How are children going to handle that? And many adults? Cabin fever? It will crash the NBN and then all hell will break loose!

  164. Mother Lode

    Under recent Conventions, they have to wear a clearly visible uniform or distinguishing mark, so a uniform is not essential, but a brassard, hat or other clearly visible item or mark is.

    Brown stained pants?

  165. Porter

    @Paul_KeatingPM is a parody account.

  166. Roger

    @Paul_KeatingPM is a parody account.

    Ah…missed that!

  167. Mother Lode

    @Paul_KeatingPM is a parody account.

    A parody of a parody.

    Intriguing…

  168. mh

    @Paul_KeatingPM is a parody account.

    Oh noes!

    Roger????

    😆

  169. Mother Lode

    It sounded at odds with his ‘success’, but his successes are in the past, and his paymasters all too present.

  170. Porter

    Whipping up a frenzy https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-prepares-for-50-000-to-150-000-coronavirus-deaths-20200316-p54amn.html
    I saw this presser. The CMO was calm and was being pressured to provide figures so he gave an almost flippant number of 1% – ‘do the maths’ and naturally the media has gone into hysteria mode.
    What he didn’t say was a) they are aware of treatements that work and b) there is also a race to develop vaccines.
    I keep saying it. The government and its mouth pieces do not have a communication strategy.

  171. It will crash the NBN …

    No worries. That has been a daily event here, ever since it was installed.
    Nothing new.

  172. rickw

    Oprah Winfrey arrested.

    Her Florida house, a known child trafficking hub, seized.

    Excavation of tunnels underway at the property.

    Links?

  173. egg_

    It will crash the NBN and then all hell will break loose!

    /Speaking of Elec Eng

    Erlangs are a measure of phone traffic; not sure of web traffic, but being packet switched (TDM), it likely doesn’t give a ratfvckers @rse.
    Some end user Servers may crash with increased patronage.

  174. Cassie of Sydney

    “This lockdown issue. How are children going to handle that? And many adults? Cabin fever? It will crash the NBN and then all hell will break loose!”

    Yep…I have been working from home since last Wednesday….and I am suffering from severe cabin fever. It is not nice. I prefer to go to work.

  175. rickw

    The AR-14 Joe Biden special edition!

    Knocking off work early to buy ammo. Will report back in que length and stock levels!

  176. Roger

    Oh noes!

    Roger????

    Morning coffee must not have kicked in yet. 🙁

  177. egg_

    Has Arky created a Preppers video, with fricasseed rat and roach, Venezuelan style?

  178. rickw

    Jerry Wayne, a Michigan autoworker who was recently thrust into the political spotlight after getting into it with Democrat presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, was gifted a new rifle. Michigan firearms manufacturer reached out to Wayne to present him with a custom weapon featuring artwork mocking the Biden encounter.

    “AR-14,” is inscribed on the side of the rifle along with a silhouette of Biden saying, “You’re full of shit!”

    The manufacturer, Next Level Armament, wrote, “When a patriot stands up for the 2a community it is a great thing, especially when he’s from the great state of Michigan. But when Jerry Wayne got all up in Joe Biden’s feels, we decided we needed to get him taken care of. Next Level Armament AR-14 edition AR-15 lasered up by @armoryvalentine for our boy. Luckily he was able to make time to stop by for a visit and we were able to present this build to him!”

  179. calli

    Just got back from Sydney town, where the shelves are empty of broccoli (!) but full of green beans.

    Fearful panic buyers appear to be fussy eaters. I managed to scrounge a couple of barbecue chooks for the grandies. All very odd. Young fella stacking shelves said that Sunday shopping there was worse than Christmas.

    Any Climate Change news? You know, the Greatest Challenge of Our Time and all.

  180. egg_

    Fearful panic buyers appear to be fussy eaters.

    Was counting on that – might have to live on jam rolls for 3 weeks.

  181. I saw this presser. The CMO was calm and was being pressured to provide figures so he gave an almost flippant number of 1% – ‘do the maths’ and naturally the media has gone into hysteria mode.

    You can’t be flippant as the CMO in stating that official policy of the government which just gave you special powers is that 1% of the population be allowed to die of preventable disease in a pandemic.

    He is rightly getting it fair up the coit.

  182. mh

    Andrea Delmastro Delle Vedove, an Italian politician from the national-conservative Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) party, stated on Monday that his country’s current crisis demonstrates the problem with interdependence on China.

    “Of course, the coronavirus opens a disturbing scenario, it tells us that interdependence on China can be a problem not only from an economic or industrial etc. point of view, but also from a national security, national health prophylaxis,” Vedove said.

    Vedove, a member of the foreign affairs commission of his party, voiced a view held by an increasing number of Italians, as they point to China and its ties to Italy as the root cause of the calamity.

    Despite Italy’s apparently growing resentment toward China for bringing the coronavirus to the nation – a “demon, born in China” as Vedove put it – Italian President Sergio Mattarella was quick to signal his solidarity with the communist nation, visiting a school in Rome in February with largely Chinese students in an effort to show friendship with China. Chinese dictator Xi Jinping later thanked Matharella in a message read by China’s ambassador to Rome, Li Junhua, at a concert at the presidential palace a few weeks later. “This is another concrete gesture that shows real friendship is seen in moments of need and I am deeply moved,” said Jinping.

  183. egg_

    You can’t be flippant as the CMO in stating that official policy of the government which just gave you special powers is that 1% of the population be allowed to die of preventable disease in a pandemic.

    A mere irritant.
    /Your mate Squalid

  184. Cassie of Sydney

    “Anne
    #3360395, posted on March 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm
    Oprah Winfrey arrested.

    Her Florida house, a known child trafficking hub, seized.

    Excavation of tunnels underway at the property.”

    Please don’t Anne.

  185. dover_beach

    60 ooo cases of kung flu worldwide and every year a billion cases of the flu.
    So one case of corona virus to every 7.8 million cases of flu.

    We are at the beginning of a pandemic. You can’t compare the number of Wuhan flu cases in over the last three months with the total average flu cases over a year.

  186. notafan

    I went to Coles Express and bought two loaves bread and 2 litres of milk.

    No queues.

    No fuss.

    Chortled gleefully all the way home.

  187. Mitch M.

    egg_
    #3360416, posted on March 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm
    It will crash the NBN and then all hell will break loose!

    /Speaking of Elec Eng

    Erlangs are a measure of phone traffic; not sure of web traffic, but being packet switched (TDM), it likely doesn’t give a ratfvckers @rse.
    Some end user Servers may crash with increased patronage.

    Egg I was having some half serious fun with that idea and a few minutes later read …

    Coronavirus: NBN meet with Telstra, Optus over impact on network demand

  188. Porter

    M0nty, everyone gets to die once, including you. Live with it.

  189. M0nty, who mocked others here when they were ill or in crisis. Remember that.

    Who did I mock, Porter?

  190. notafan

    Booked the dishwasher repairman and got the coronavirus quiz.

    Tiler is refusing to retire daughters bathroom floor til coronavirus scare over.

    Might be waiting a while.

  191. DOJ moves to drop charges against Russians accused of funding troll farm.

    guess whose employer is in the news!

  192. Struth

    What’s going on in China at the moment?
    People still dying?
    All still in lockdown?
    Fuck me, it’s a miracle.
    Seems they are now business as usual?
    Not hearing much about China?
    Not hearing about ages of the victims of the virus.

    Trump’s initial reaction was correct, but the socialists have pushed so hard he has taken another tact.
    Shut it all down as the want, but people won’t take that for very long, and then as we come out we will all know who to blame.
    Stinking fucking China.
    It’ll take a while.
    Like it did with all the other Fake News to get Trump.
    Everyone will rightly have the shits , badly, with the MSM just around election time…………..

  193. notafan

    I love the tunnels bit.

    How do you ‘excavate a tunnel’

    It’s already excavated.

    And tunnels to where?

    Also Florida is sink hole country.

  194. notafan

    I’m not sure who is worse.

    Anne or Struth?

  195. Howard Hill

    Tailgunner
    #3360409, posted on March 17, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    The AR-14 Joe Biden special edition!

    Absolute Gold 🙂

  196. Porter

    Victoriastan. Socialist paradise. This from the Hun just now:

    Chaos as panic-buying violence breaks out at supermarkets

    ROLLING COVERAGE A spate of violence is breaking out at supermarkets as panic-buying reaches fever pitch, with a man charged after allegedly bashing a worker with a stick. It comes as paramedics rush to a reported stabbing at a Mornington Peninsula Woolworths store.

  197. Struth

    60 ooo cases of kung flu worldwide and every year a billion cases of the flu.

    So one case of corona virus to every 7.8 million cases of flu.

    We are at the beginning of a pandemic. You can’t compare the number of Wuhan flu cases in over the last three months with the total average flu cases over a year.

    Well, my point is, why didn’t we close up shop and kill our civilisation off before?

    We are basically destroying the west because people don’t mind the oldies dying of the flu virus, just not the corona virus which has killed fuck all in comparison.
    it’s quite virus-ist.

  198. Louis

    I wonder at what point the climate change crowd add ‘pandemics’ to the list of things that will get worse because of man made climate change/ CO2?

    I’m sure they must be getting frustrated with the virus taking attention away from their scare campaign.

  199. Struth

    Nota’s never sure of much except for her authority on godliness and Catholicism.

  200. Arky

    You’ve only changed your tune cos it’s dawned on you that the fat, bag of puss-filled, bilious, putrid, garbage swollen vomit that surrounds your pea brain might actually be at risk. You’ve weighed up your fat ass and decided it is more valuable than the pleasure of mass death that would almost certainly include you.

    ..
    It doesn’t matter why he woke up.
    Self interest is a great motivator.
    What matters is that he moved a bit the correct direction.
    But only at the moment of peak panic.
    It’s overblown now. You won’t die from coronavirus in all likelihood.
    Governments have begun measures that will give herd immunity a chance to kick in. Those measures can’t be kept in place too long or the damage rapidly overtakes any benefit.
    We aren’t out of the woods, but have found the path and know where we are again.
    Don’t get caught up in the low information mob’s panic. They are always weeks behind the truth and reacting precisely the wrong way.
    /Sunshine kid.

  201. Porter

    From the Advertiser. Needs verifying. Lotsa people are losing money, livelihoods and businesses. Others are going to make a motza:

    Massive breakthrough in virus test

    A UK company claims to have developed a COVID-19 test that takes just minutes to determine whether someone has coronavirus.

  202. egg_

    What’s going on in China at the moment?
    People still dying?

    According to this graph most countries are on the same trajectory.

  203. egg_

    Trump’s initial reaction was correct, but the socialists have pushed so hard he has taken another tact.

    2 weeks too late to flatten the curve, according to experts.

  204. egg_

    It’s overblown now. You won’t die from coronavirus in all likelihood.

    When wasn’t it?

  205. Mr Rusty
    #3360140, posted on March 17, 2020 at 10:01 am
    Judging by the large empty patches in Colesworth stores I’m seeing on FB, if they don’t restock soon and regularly (which I doubt they can) there will be fighting starting some time today and riots by next week.

    Porter
    #3360441, posted on March 17, 2020 at 1:45 pm
    Victoriastan. Socialist paradise. This from the Hun just now:
    Chaos as panic-buying violence breaks out at supermarkets

    Riots are going to be fun in a city run by bent coppers and pollies.
    What a shame the inner-city latte sippers aren’t armed.

  206. egg_

    Spain has nationalized all of its private hospitals as the country goes into coronavirus lockdown

    Panicking Mediterraneans overloading the hospital system.

  207. Arky

    If an economy can’t survive a few weeks without air travel, casinos and fucking football, it wasn’t an economy worth having and good riddance to it, with the caveat that I know a lot of people are getting burnt by this.
    They are getting burnt because we built something frivolous and stupid, instead of something strong, good and productive.

  208. Struth

    Well we’ve set a precedent now.
    Government of the socialist bent are loving this.
    Dan’s down in Mexico pulling down the curtains, being sick in the ashtrays, wanking himself stupid with both dicks.

  209. areff

    Shopper stabbed in Rosebud supermarket.

    Oy vey! This is getting serious.

  210. Struth

    Well we’ve set a precedent now.
    Government of the socialist b e nt are loving this.
    Dan’s down in Mexico pulling down the curtains, being sick in the ashtrays, wanking himself stupid with both dicks.

  211. Arky

    When wasn’t it?

    ..
    When people were laughing at you for buying a few more cans of baked beans and a big bag of spuds three weeks ago.

  212. egg_

    a reported stabbing at a Mornington Peninsula Woolworths store.

    /Voteherd

  213. Struth

    Well we’ve set a precedent now.
    Government of the socialist bent are loving this.
    Dan’s down in Mexico pulling down the curtains, being sick in the ash trays, wanking himself stupid with both dicks.

  214. egg_

    Arky’s back with a fresh pair of undies.

  215. dover_beach

    We are basically destroying the west because people don’t mind the oldies dying of the flu virus, just not the corona virus which has killed fuck all in comparison.

    The death rate for 10-39 year olds is 0.2%, double that for 40-49 year olds. That is nothing to make light of given the transmissibility of this virus.

  216. Struth

    Well we’ve set a precedent now.
    Government of the socialist bent are loving this.
    Dan’s down in M e xi c o p ull ing down the curtains, being sick in the ash trays, wan king himself stupid with both di cks.

  217. notafan

    I don’t believe for one minute but the grand canal in Venice is crystal clear.

    Perhaps the reporter should go for a swim and report back to us

  218. Struth

    Forget it Sinclair……………………….I give up, may as well be banned.

  219. calli

    In the twenty four hours we have been away from the Bay, the local Aldi has been completely cleaned out of meat and tinned goods.

    Marabunta!

    The Beloved scrounged something from the bottom of the last empty carton. Pork belly! Clearly people up here don’t know how to cook.

    His prediction – a run on fishing rods! 🤣

  220. Rossini

    lotocoti
    #3360323,
    Talk about an “eye”opener!

  221. Infidel Tiger

    Yet by coincidence the everyman is always a month ahead of him.

    Nobody except boomers cares about the actual virus.

    Everyone cares about the system – and it has been shown now to be extremely fragile and undesirable. The virus exposes the cancer. And as of four weeks ago – the everyman sees it with clear eyes.

    This is exactly how I feel.

    Virus doesn’t worry me at all, but the system breaking down does.

    I also know I could easily take out any Boomer who was storing food I wanted. A softer more cowardly people has never existed than the Boomer.

  222. Knuckle Dragger

    Beat me to it. Why would one excavate a tunnel? What circumstances would require this?

    But that aside – that’s great news, Anne. Please throw us a bit more detail before the black choppers whisk Oprah away to the predetermined hideout on Epstein Island.

    Which, as it happens, I can now locate on a map now that Google and Twitter have been unlocked.

    Great days ahead, people. Great days.

  223. Fleeced

    Coronavirus could be spread by rimming, scientists say.

    Well, that explains why so many celebrities are getting it.

  224. Porter

    Riots are going to be fun in a city run by bent coppers and pollies.
    What a shame the inner-city latte sippers aren’t armed.

    Logistics and warehouse staff are probably at exhaustion point right now. Drivers doing extra shifts, probably bending the compliance a bit. It’s going to get ugly unless people calm down. Media again, highly irresponsible, including the hysterical Andrew Bolt.

  225. calli

    Arky
    #3360459, posted on March 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm
    If an economy can’t survive a few weeks without air travel, casinos and fucking football, it wasn’t an economy worth having and good riddance to it, with the caveat that I know a lot of people are getting burnt by this.
    They are getting burnt because we built something frivolous and stupid, instead of something strong, good and productive.

    I rarely do this…but… [drumroll]

    + 1

  226. notafan

    Struth

    You are a loud mouth know nothing.

    Which is probably obvious to all.

    But do keep on the but flu conspiracy conspiracy.

    Just add a bit of pizza to make it less boring.

    And a tunnel.

    You have to have a tunnel.

    Preferably unexcavated.

  227. Struth

    If an economy can’t survive a few weeks without air travel, casinos and fucking football, it wasn’t an economy worth having and good riddance to it, with the caveat that I know a lot of people are getting burnt by this.
    They are getting burnt because we built something frivolous and stupid, instead of something strong, good and productive.

    Have you eve owned a business Arky, do you understand cash flow?
    Especially an Australian business taxed within an inch of it’s life.

  228. Anne

    #LadyGagaDidntKillHimself 😂

  229. calli

    Silver lining.

    A nation-wide drop in dress sizes.

    We shall know the hoarders by their waist size.

    And then we shall capture them easily and eat them.

  230. Porter

    Fancy having to tell people not to eat shit because they will die.

  231. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Riots will be fun’

    Damn straight. If the wallopers were half-prepared they’d baton the Christ out of the fat skanks at Colesworths, load up the vans with bog roll and pasta (and smokes) and elbow-bump the incoming shift as they piss off.

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