Tuesday Forum: March 17, 2020

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  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Correct BrettW.

    Ya can’t say GZeeee.

  2. pete m

    Db you need to account for untested carriers no symptoms
    I will find the story from insta

  3. Infidel Tiger

    I don’t understand what we are doing?

    Surely the only strategy is making it mandatory for everyone over 70 to be in strict quarantine forever and the rest of us to get on with it.

    Instead we are doing the exact opposite! The only people out and about are old and everyone else is locked up losing their future.

    It makes no sense. This is bizarre world!

  4. Knuckle Dragger

    Highlight of the post-footy roundup:

    Animated discussion on where the designated footy go-getterer should stand while someone’s having a shot at goal.

  5. Knuckle Dragger

    In what is the only instance of this type I will applaud, Plagiarism Bob appears to have self-isolated.

  6. feelthebern

    At least we don’t have the penis wizard banner anymore.

  7. mh

    There is a movie on SBS world movies channel at the moment about a kiddie fiddling teacher at Toowoomba.

  8. pete m

    Ftb you want penis in the 5,000th post don’t you?

  9. rickw

    rickw wrote:

    I ordered it online and it turned up.

    1. How can you be sure it’s legit?
    2. Er… where from?

    1. I can’t be sure it’s legit. But if it got to that point you might decide to roll the dice on it.
    2. It was made in India which is a legitimate manufacturer of Chloroquine, the packaging related to a legitimate drug manufacturer. The tablets also came in the correct anti-UV packaging.

    Note:

    Plaquenil is a brand name of a Chloroquine based anti-malarial, it is available in Australia, it’s stocked by Chemist Warehouse. It is however a prescription drug so you need a friendly doctor. Treat rate I have been able to find is 400mg on first day and then 200mg on subsequent days. After 6 days 75% of people will be fully recovered.

  10. Infidel Tiger

    Michael, Esq.
    @lampidicsparrow
    ·
    41m
    if people are productive despite WFH, i reckon many companies would downsize office space to save costs

    Yep. Get the hell out of commercial real estate folks.

    It’s over. Bullshit jobs have given the game away.

  11. struth #3365872, posted on March 20, 2020 at 4:41 pm
    If there isn’t a stack of 100 dead bodies by the end of next week, I reckon some small to medium business owners are going to seeking some mob justice.

    There’s a fair wing of freshly sacked employees who’d also be ripe to join in mob justice.

  12. Is the surname of the Chinese leader a no no as just had a post disappear.

    “Winnie the Flu” = acceptable alias to use.

  13. pete m

    What is your family business industry IT? What s your real job?

  14. Geriatric Mayfly

    As for us, Bill and I are at home, following the guidelines set by the governor and the CDC — and taking the opportunity to catch up on some reading. I’ve particularly enjoyed The Dutch House by the wonderful Ann Patchett.

    The Clintons batten down. Home sweet home. Being stuck in the house with her, will see Bill getting the wanders in very short order.

  15. JC

    What s your real job?

    He told me. He’s a male prostitute who bags older women.

  16. Infidel Tiger

    I’m the business coach for a social influencer.

    I also have a side hustle as a green awareness consultant to a lesbian outreach non profit.

  17. feelthebern

    Penis. Wizard. 2.0

  18. rickw

    Yep. Get the hell out of commercial real estate folks.

    It’s over. Bullshit jobs have given the game away.

    I had a meeting with a boss a couple of weeks ago, he asked about ways to reduce opex:

    “Finish the endless shitstream of poorly thought out ideas and programs, and deal with those that have been responsible for them.”

  19. mh

    Anyone want UK death toll lotto tonight?

    Or let Matrix Transform be carry over champ.

  20. Armadillo

    Or let Matrix Transform be carry over champ.

    The result from last night is still under protest.

    Put me in for 52 tonight. The Poms are obviously blind as bats.

  21. dover_beach

    Db you need to account for untested carriers no symptoms

    Sure, but two weeks ago we had under 100K confirmed cases and sub 3.5K deaths. So if you exclude the Chinese confirmed cases, say 75K, we see 25K cases have resolved themselves in 5K deaths and 20K recoveries. Lets say the number of actual cases is five times the confirmed cases, that still gives 4%. We could say the number of cases is 10 fold the confirmed cases and get 2%.

  22. Leigh Lowe

    feelthebern

    #3366462, posted on March 20, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Penis. Wizard.

    feelthebern

    #3366463, posted on March 20, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Penis. Wizard. 2.0

    feelthebern

    #3366464, posted on March 20, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Penis, Wizard.

    Whatever floats your boat.

  23. JC

    It’s not from the Bee, it’s real.

    “The best case is that the virus mutates and actually dies out,” said Dr. Larry Brilliant, an epidemiologist who as a young doctor was part of the fight to eradicate smallpox. Brilliant was a consultant for the movie “Contagion,” in which a virus evolved to become more deadly, but that’s the exception. “Only in movies do viruses seem to become worse,” he explained.

    Two other lethal coronaviruses, SARS and MERS, both petered out, and that is possible here. “My hope is that Covid-19 will not survive,” said Dr. Charles G. Prober, a professor at Stanford Medical School.

  24. feelthebern

    I was trying to get the 5000th comment.

  25. feelthebern

    Watchmen is on Netflix.
    The Snyder cut.

  26. Infidel Tiger

    Imagine how much better our world would be if every social media strategist was instead a classics teacher?

  27. Old School Conservative

    When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.
    Global economic collapse v Tokyo Olympics.

  28. mh

    Without doing the form

    189 mh
    196 Armadillo

  29. mh

    It’s definitely better sticking with total deaths, as UK new deaths came in dribs and drabs last night.

    I don’t need any more protests.

  30. Johanna:

    Oh, and I really feel for that couple who got married at the resort in Stanwell Tops whose guests are now testing positive. They, and the resort owners, are completely innocent, but they have been plastered all over the media, poor buggers.
    Life isn’t fair.

    I remember the young couple in Warsaw who got married in the Ghetto just before the final assault on the remnants of the Joooish insurrection. The question the writer asked was “Were they mad, or the most sane couple there?”
    Life wasn’t especially fair for them.
    A different yardstick perhaps.

  31. Armadillo

    196 Armadillo

    I’m only going in so low because I reckon the Pommy Ambos are hopeless at finding corpses.

    The general populations body odour probably masks the smell. The lads are doing the best they can.

  32. cohenite

    Fuck this, I’m watching Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

  33. MatrixTransform

    Or let Matrix Transform be carry over champ

    WHAT?

    I won?

    I’d like to thank the academy and Numtard and to formally use this title for good instead of ebil

  34. JC

    What century is the movie from , Cronkite?

  35. It’s a good thing the footy’s down to 16 minute quarters.

    They’re compensating by making cameramen clamber over 30 rows of seating to retrieve footies kicked into the ‘crowd’.

    Looked about the same crowd size as those they pull at the wymens AFL games.

    Equality! Finally! Took the panda flu to do it though.

  36. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From The Australian:

    by Bernard Salt

    “Here’s a radical idea

    How about a fair go for all – including the families of Australian ISIS fighters.”

    42 Australian military personnel were killed and 261 wounded in Afghanistan in the past twenty years, all male.

    In that period the Victoria Cross was awarded to Daniel Keighran (posthumously), Cameron Baird, Mark Donaldson and Ben Roberts-Smith. (It is a mystery why the forces’ females and their spruikers haven’t agitated against the disproportionate, unfair and sexist representation of white males in this category.)

    Was their sacrifice worth it? Certainly not.

    World War II took 61,443 Australian battle casualties, including 11,323 killed in action; Vietnam claimed 426 killed and 3,129 wounded. The World War II blokes’ brave efforts lasted just twenty five years. The Vietnam fellows had barely taken their boots off before the fifth column and the commos advanced unopposed.

    Salt is retired now and, as you can see, the traitorous bastard is spending his time setting up the tables and chairs on the foredeck of the Manly ferry MV Freshwater, in preparation for the surrender formalities.

  37. mh

    WHAT?

    I won?

    Yes, results are about ten pages back.

  38. cohenite

    It’s based on real events head prefect. Something for everyone.

    And while I think of it, all the ladies should have one of these:

    https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/2015/12/gun-review-smith-wesson-mp22-compact-suppressor/

  39. Armadillo

    Yes, results are about ten pages back.

    Disputed results.

  40. Armadillo

    Personally, I would have ripped up his ticket and feinted ignorance.

  41. Old School Conservative

    Australia’s four Super Rugby teams and the Western Force are set to be part of a new domestic competition beginning next month. (Rugby.com.au)

    Zero interest from this dyed-in-the-wool supporter. Too many variables.
    This part in particular is unfathomable – Super Rugby teams are currently the only teams cleared to train or play games, with all club and community rugby halted until the beginning of May.

    So broadcast revenue trumps all other elements of the Chinese Flu panic.

  42. mh

    Only 44 total deaths in Deutschland.

    Surprisingly low.

    Suspiciously low.

    🤔

  43. JC

    Suspiciously low.

    We’ll find out why. Maybe more ventilators. Maybe they’re using those drugs.

  44. Johanna:

    Adam, the ‘crisis’ is not related to the ex istence of a virus, but to the reactions to it. It is not a ‘health crisis.’

    Should have used the term “Eleven” instead of ex ists.

  45. Infidel Tiger

    The Italian death toll is suspiciously high.

    It’s the sort of numbers one would put out if one wanted an international bail out of ones completely rooted economy.

    Sounds like Spain got the memo too.

  46. Arky

    Infidel Tiger
    #3365601, posted on March 20, 2020 at 1:39 pm
    I guess Trump has pretty much maxed out his Supreme Court picks for the next couple years, assuming he wins re-election.

    It’s over.

    He can’t win re-election with this economy

    ..
    Heard it here first cockheads.
    Trump to win, economy to surge.

  47. egg_

    The Italian death toll is suspiciously high.

    It’s the sort of numbers one would put out if one wanted an international bail out of ones completely rooted economy.

    Sounds like Spain got the memo too.

    The two PIIGS members are above the average trajectory, only China is higher and Iran (was) equal to Spain.

  48. mh

    189 mh
    196 Armadillo
    192 Egg

    The Italian death toll is suspiciously high.

    Yes, you can’t trust the Euroweenies.

    That’s why I chose the Poms. Fair play, etc.

  49. Bruce in WA:

    My greatest fear is that politicians will use this to further entrench their power.

    There is absolutely no doubt about this; it is a lay-down misère. And not just to entrench it, but to logarithmically increase it.

    Time to bury the weapons, lads.
    The pricks will be around any day, I reckon.

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Arky i work through things by taking extremes and then seeing where I sit.

    He can win but he MUST be seen as the leader to get the nation out of this. The US is now in a deep depression after being in the best economy in it’s history 2 months ago.

    That is a black swan event.

  51. JC

    The Italian death toll is suspiciously high.

    I read the average age was 81.

  52. Infidel Tiger

    Nothing is as it seems.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if there was shit loads of “euthanasia” taking place in Italy and Spain too.

    That greedy kid who never did much is sick of waiting.

    It’s a terrible time for a suspicious mind.

  53. MatrixTransform

    UK Cough Lotto … 201

  54. Steve trickler

    A tremendous backfire will occur soon.



  55. Arky

    He can win but he MUST be seen as the leader to get the nation out of this.

    ..
    He is and will.
    Recession was coming this year anyway, a huge externality that let him go into presidential mode was the only way he was going to get over hitching his star to the markets in that loud mouthed and jokey way he has.

  56. mh

    189 mh
    196 Armadillo
    192 Egg
    201 MT carry-over champion

    Field closes at top of the hour, when we should have a new thread.

  57. Arky

    i work through things by taking extremes and then seeing where I sit.

    ..
    Given your record you would do better to write some random outcomes in chalk on the sidewalk and let an epileptic chicken walk around there and pick the one it shits on.

  58. areff

    Pooh works if X-i doesn’t

  59. Infidel Tiger

    ..
    Given your record you would do better to write some random outcomes in chalk on the sidewalk and let an epileptic chicken walk around there and pick the one it shits on.

    Chicken reckons your car is looking great. Build a Kitty Hawk next.

  60. Boris

    Weren’t the Japanese trialling a drug on the corona victims? maybe that is why there were not more deaths per infection on the Princess.

    Vaccine testing started in the US last week. Vaccine won’t be ready until about 18 months from now. For a disease spreading rapidly and wit relatively low mortality, it requires extremely long testing (unlike say Ebola where mortality is so high that some harm from vaccine is ok).

    Vaccine may never be found. Coronaviruses are known for a long time, they are one of the leading causes of common cold. Most are mild but some (like SARS and Covid19) are nasty. Yet no vaccine has even been found for ANY Coronavirus.

  61. Knuckle Dragger

    The stories of all that inhabited this thread will be told over campfires and beer for centuries.

    They will be used to discipline disobedient children, and a bard somewhere will use their contents to weave a new national anthem into our collective psyche.

  62. C.L.

    Arky makes a great point.
    The Pooh Flu crisis doesn’t sink Trump; it is a narrative for downturn that no voter will seriously question.

  63. Fisky

    Global Times
    @globaltimesnews
    Police in Central China’s Wuhan arrested 8 people spreading rumors about local outbreak of unidentifiable #pneumonia. Previous online posts said it was SARS. http://bit.ly/2STtOSf
    12:26 AM · Jan 2, 2020

  64. Fisky

    I’m just putting a few of these old tweets up as a bookmark in case CCP shills try to sneak on here and lie about the Chinese Virus. Numbers had a good go a couple days back and failed, but there will be more.

  65. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Most are mild but some (like SARS and Covid19) are nasty. Yet no vaccine has even been found for ANY Coronavirus.’

    To summarise the entire contents of the March 2020 Megathred – good one China, you thieving bat and other assorted vermin munching Third World mouth breathers. Because it’s all your fault. All of it.

  66. mh

    189 mh
    196 Armadillo
    192 Egg
    201 MT carry-over champion
    200 Winston

    Final field

  67. Confused Old Misfit

    No way! Let me assure you that that there is an insane, hard core rabble, many with a university education, slavering and trembling in anticipation of November.
    i have a sister in Canada and a neice’s husband in Seattle who will travel to Florida (put up there by another kool aid sated sister and her TDS afflicted husband) all of whom will work for the dimocrims.
    How will I live with the shame.

  68. Confused Old Misfit

    That was a little more incoherrent than usual. It is a response a post upthread which I interpreted as implying a moderaftion in TDS.

    No way! Let me assure you that that there is an insane, hard core rabble, many with a university education, slavering and trembling in anticipation of November.
    i have a sister in Canada and a neice’s husband in Seattle who will travel to Florida (put up there by another kool aid sated sister and her TDS afflicted husband) all of whom will work for the dimocrims.
    How will I live with the shame.

    Big C gnawing abit more than usual tonight.

  69. Top Ender

    Quiet down there in the back rows:

  70. Rex Mango

    JC, been out assessing the market and I am calling it. We have hit bottom. Giveaway was those kids at South Beach Miami yesterday. So. yeah now is the time to buy. Cruise ship companies are a bargain.

  71. Rex Mango

    If anyone can be called an American Poet, it is this bloke:

  72. JC

    Rex

    I wouldn’t so quick to call a bottom on this one. We just don’t know as we’ve never experienced this shit in a 100 years. I’m only trading short-term and take each day as it comes. I say this though. If that drug or drug cocktail works, this market is going up 25-30% in a session.

    The thing that gets me about it is that we’ve good great reports about it, but those reports are pretty scant. There’s no headline in any of the MSM about it at all.

  73. Rex Mango

    Too lazy to check the price but Carnival Cruises must be a bargain.

  74. Rex Mango

    Here is John Cougar, John Cougar Mellancamp, Johhny Cougar or whatever you call him’s best song:

  75. Infidel Tiger

    Market may lose another 25% when the next unemployment numbers come through.

    They are going to be mindblowingly bad.

  76. Rex Mango

    Talking out my hat, the stock exchange can lose 70% in a downturn. What are we up to currently? Asking for a friend.

  77. JC

    Market may lose another 25% when the next unemployment numbers come through.

    They are going to be mindblowingly bad.

    1.5 million is baked in. That’s what all the ruckus was about this week. Shit is serious, but it’s nowhere near as bad as the financial crisis at least for the US. That’s because the health of the banks at this stage isn’t looking like it will become a financial crisis. Yet!

    Europe is different though.

  78. Arky

    The thing that gets me about it is that we’ve good great reports about it, but those reports are pretty scant. There’s no headline in any of the MSM about it at all.

    ..
    Did you watch the vid?

  79. Rex Mango

    JC, can you explain negative interest rates?

  80. JC

    It got to as low as 7 bucks Wednesday.

  81. Arky

    Talking out my hat, the stock exchange can lose 70% in a downturn. What are we up to currently? Asking for a friend.

    ..
    DJIA down 32% off high.

  82. Rex Mango

    Arky, just got home and missed the vid.Where do I find it?

  83. Arky

    From 17 minutes on talking about chloroquine.


  84. Rex Mango

    Ok, watched enough of that video to conclude that get all your spare cash & put into Qantas/big ship cruising companies & Flight Centre.

  85. JC

    JC, can you explain negative interest rates?

    You mean how is it possible or what it actually means?

    How is it possible. Flight to safety means people will buy German or Swiss bonds on which the buyer pays more money than what the coupon and the face value of the bond will return on maturity.

    Say you buy a bond with one year remaining and the price you pay means you’re out of pocket.

    Here:

    You buy a bond for $102 dollars, which has a coupon of 1% and matures one year out. At the end of the year what happens.
    You get interest of $1 and the face value of the bond $100. You paid $102 for it, so you lose $1 or 1%.

  86. Arky

    Ok, watched enough of that video to conclude that get all your spare cash & put into Qantas/big ship cruising companies & Flight Centre.

    ..
    I neither endorse nor reject that video.
    I just post it as something to watch.
    Do your own research.

  87. Rex Mango

    I neither endorse nor reject the video below, I just post it as something to watch. The whole thing is lip sinch’d (but the guy is a song writing genius) , do your own research:

  88. Rex Mango

    JC, BUY, BUY, BUY!!!! Do I need to say it an louder.

  89. EvilElvis

    It’s no Caribbean Queen, Rex.

    What was yesterday’s death lotto numbers anyway?

  90. Rex Mango

    Ok, going to bed, but here you go you can have a classic:

  91. Rex Mango

    Evil E, take my advice or leave it. The share market is at bottom & if you have spare cash, now is the time to invest.

  92. Rex Mango

    Gotta put this classic out there, recorded Jan69:

  93. EvilElvis

    We can’t go on together, Rex.

  94. Rex Mango

    That is Elvis wall of sound. He does sound good, but really it is the backup session muses that carry the track.

  95. Rex Mango

    Lot of that is not what was written.

  96. Helen

    The drug/s the Japs were using was not new, nothing worked so they tried something it might have been the malaria drug and my question was is that why the death rates were relatively low.

    I see OZ story that 30-39 year olds are hit badly. Most hospitalisation. Mutation vs Spanish flu?

  97. NoFixedAddress

    new thread folks

  98. Dr Faustus

    In Heartwarming news:

    China exonerates doctor who died after trying to warn of the coronavirus outbreak

    China has exonerated a doctor who was officially reprimanded for warning about the coronavirus outbreak and later died of the disease, a startling admission of error by the ruling Communist Party that generally bodes no challenges to its authority.

    So, a sharp slap in the face for xenophobes who think Pooh is running an Orwellian state.

    It also said a “solemn apology” had been issued to Dr Li’s family and that two police officers, identified only by their surnames, had been issued “disciplinary punishments” for the original handling of the matter.

    The guilty, correctly bayoneted.

  99. While potentially millions of Australians lose their livelihoods politicians and bullying parasite public servants cruise on with their massive salaries. The only pain these putrid creatures experience is the closing of their corner coffee shop.
    The failure of the polliies to even contemplate sharing the hurt is a national scandel.
    Mendicant journos will never lead a campaign against this outrage.
    Nothing better describes the class system that now defines Australia.

  100. win

    UK firms down tools and design Ventilators that keep Caroona patients alive Australia makes masks . We are better than that.

  101. Dr Faustus

    In Faark news:

    [UK] Government to pay 80 per cent of wages for employees not working due to coronavirus, Rishi Sunak says

    The Government will pay 80 per cent of wages for employees not working because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor has announced.

    …the Government would make payments up to £2,500 a month in a scheme with unlimited funding.

    Bozza pulling the lever marked REALLY?
    This precedent will never, ever leave the Isle of Benefits.

  102. feelthebern

    A fitting send off to the Mega-Thread of 2020.

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