Thursday Forum: March 26, 2020

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  1. Dr Faustus

    In Evidence-based Decision-Making news:

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced schools will become “student free”.

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said heath advice that has kept schools open so far has not changed, but the pupil-free directive provides the right balance given community concerns.

    Full Queensland lockdown scheduled for the weekend.
    Stiff shit if your business goes tits up; shoulda joined the QPS.

  2. JC

    Bird

    Commodities down

    Bond yields down

    Corp bond to government bond spreads widening massively

    Tips collapsing

    NGDP prediction market plunging.

    Stocks massively down

    Yep, the Fed should have tightening monetary policy massively.

    Enough, stop talking about this stuff because you don’t understand it.

  3. twostix

    Mrs just got back from bunnings.

    Some worthless bunnings c**t pulled her up at the checkout and tried to loudly tell her she’s not allowed to hold our 4 year old’s hand and it’s a $1000 fine if she does.

    FUCK YOU BUNNINGS.

  4. Ethanol for Lyfe!
    DPLRBL will run frisky on the dragon energy for awhile til the fuel system carks it.
    I’m sad that the beautiful,shiny paint will be rooned. 😯
    No time for Brazilian Carnuba when ya’ prepping for the final showdown with the Humongous!

  5. Ellie

    Bunnings is a sex store.

  6. MatrixTransform

    just playing about with some graphs.

    I have known it in my gut … can’t say why … just knew it.

  7. Keith Forwheels

    twostix
    #3377569, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Stix, was that a Bunning staff member, or another shopper?

  8. Ellie

    Leftists infiltrated Bunnys a long time ago.

    Perverts.

  9. Some worthless bunnings c**t pulled her up

    Sticks, you know what you have to do.
    I don’t play that way either.
    Disguise is your friend.
    Schwack that mofo.
    #MadMax

  10. calli

    ‘Stix, my poor hairdresser was given a dressing down by some officious random for taking her children shopping. She’s a single mum and was really upset about it.

    Next time, she should tell these creatures that she’s ever so sorry, but she’ll leave them unsupervised at home next time. With matches.

    Probably wing its way over dopey heads.

  11. bespoke

    Bespoke’s tool review:

    Ozito 920W Reciprocating Saw

    Had this for some time. Hasn’t missed a beat cutting down small trees, disassembling pallets and armadillos. Chainsaw would be a bit overkill for these tasks. Only problem being is the blade catch is not a secure as it should be when your in a frenzy.

  12. egg_

    Just imagining what the Black Death was like years ago,,it claimed an ancestor aged 48 a wealthy clothier and two weeks later his wife aged 37, their six kids lived to old age for those days 70 to 78. I have copies of their wills amazingly preserved from 1578 beautifull writing with quill pens .

    Curiously, this plague doesn’t seem to affect the young, either.

  13. Bunnings is a sex store.

    Ellie, please, the Bill the Plumber Encounters later.

  14. calli

    Bunnings is a sex store.

    Shhhhh. Don’t tell everyone.

  15. Anyone who didn’t learn something useful from contact drills is not much of a thinker. Contact or immediate action drills are the steps you take immediately and without thought when you come under fire. The drill is run, down, crawl, observe, aim, fire.

    A 180 degree contradiction in one sentence is remarkable.
    Still – this is a blog where you go went you want to take a break from reason and logic.

  16. Farmer Gez

    Rumour is that China is about to ramp up feed grain buying.
    Barley has lifted $20 tonne in half a day, so someone is accumulating for ships.

  17. MatrixTransform

    went you want

    shut up you prat

    what a fucking loon

  18. Keith Forwheels

    JC, you may be interested in this podcast, references quite a few of the themes you’ve been discussing;

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/james-aitken-systemic-risk-in-crisis-capital-allocators/id1223764016?i=1000468764053

    Cheers 😁

  19. Eyrie

    Even less traffic congestion in Wuhan today than yesterday:

    https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/traffic-index/wuhan-traffic

    Is anyone alive there?

  20. egg_

    Filipina friend had to queue at the Supermarket for 4 hours and was sent home at the door for a temperature of 37.5C deemed as fever (back home at building Security, it was 36.2C).
    /Not frothing at the mouth

  21. thefrollickingmole

    In a further sign of global weirding my joke at work this morning has further morphed into the company trying to send 500l of alcohol & 50l of glycerol as well as a large quantity of surgical quality masks/gowns & hats from Japan.

    I want off Dr Bones wild ride.

  22. Gunner, are you downing beers at a rapid rate? 🙂

  23. bespoke

    twostix
    #3377569, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Did she let go?

  24. twostix

    Stix, was that a Bunning staff member, or another shopper?

    Staff member.

    She was in line. He’s loudly berating her in front of everyone. She appealed that he’s a baby, that it’s busy and she’s not letting go of his hand.

    Worthless bogan fuckwit.

  25. feelthebern

    feelthebern admitted outright that a whole lot of parasitical traitors would have gone broke in weeks had they not been bailed out by the fed

    There is a difference between the Fed providing liquidity & the package that just passed the Senate.
    If there is no liquidity, Bird, the world stops.
    Mad Max, the Book of Eli ensues.
    It’s the deal we’ve done with the devil since the Fed Reserve came into being & since the gold standard was removed.

  26. calli

    Is anyone alive there?

    That was the fear I expressed a couple of nights ago. Phone accounts and traffic tell their own tale.

  27. egg_

    Ozito 920W Reciprocating Saw

    My 1100W Ozito hammer drill beats Jap sh1te.

  28. Unkie Joe easing slowly on the Market.
    Was 1.04/5/6 for awhile.
    Out to 1.13 now.
    It could be Cuomo!
    Don’t know anything about the xunt!
    Hillary still hanging in there, but she hasn’t raised up.
    Perfect time to do it, I would’ve thought h/t Luke ‘splinters’ Darcy, MMM Sportsball dude

  29. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Still – this is a blog where you go went you want to take a break from reason and logic.

    Does anyone else see the irony in this sentence?

  30. Keith Forwheels

    twostix
    #3377594, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Stix, was that a Bunning staff member, or another shopper?

    Staff member.

    She was in line. He’s loudly berating her in front of everyone. She appealed that he’s a baby, that it’s busy and she’s not letting go of his hand.

    Worthless bogan fuckwit.

    Yes, indeed.

  31. 1100W Ozito hammer drill

    Dude!
    Those things are the T-34s of the tool wars.
    I’m on my third.
    🤙

  32. wivenhoe

    Is everyone’s second language English?
    I can speak He*bro and German. </em

    As a poor, uneducated country boy, I struggle to use English as a first language. So this He*bro stuff, never mind the German, is that a way of swearing at me? (joking, Ellie)

  33. egg_

    My 900W Ozito weed whacker will skin your shins with shrapnel, PPE is a must.
    Mum couldn’t use her 1000W jobbie.
    kW rulz.

  34. feelthebern

    Bernie will be at the next debate.
    He has to to allow a brokered convention.
    If Bernie drops out, makes the brokered convention hard & Biden is clearly not up to the gig.
    Hillary is coming.
    Without a debate.
    Without a primary.
    Without a delegate.

  35. Keith Forwheels

    feelthebern
    #3377595, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    feelthebern admitted outright that a whole lot of parasitical traitors would have gone broke in weeks had they not been bailed out by the fed

    There is a difference between the Fed providing liquidity & the package that just passed the Senate.
    If there is no liquidity, Bird, the world stops.
    Mad Max, the Book of Eli ensues.
    It’s the deal we’ve done with the devil since the Fed Reserve came into being & since the gold standard was removed.

    It’s going to end eventually, one way, or another. They can’t have a do over on this one like they did in 2008.

  36. cohenite

    Head prefect leave ghost alone; he’s a weirdo but amusing and he hasn’t gone ape-shit yet. You’re very fucking intolerant.

  37. bespoke

    My 1100W Ozito hammer drill beats Jap sh1te.

    Damn that’s next review gone. 😁

  38. feelthebern

    Bird, you are a nut case.
    You are rambling like Kevin Spacey’s writings in Se7en.

  39. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Bespoke, any thoughts on the best cordless range to go with? My drill batteries no longer hold charge well (NiCd, model specific) and if I replace it I may as well go with a system where batteries can be shared between devices. Are Ozito adequate, or is it better to stick with a respectable Japanese brand?

    Actually, Ozitos probably fail the Arky test, regardless.

  40. egg_

    IIRC Ozito hammer drills now come in 1300W.
    Industrial strength stuff.

  41. cohenite

    Hillary is coming.

    Better shrillary then obuma’s husband.

  42. miltonf

    I though the corrupt little depends dependent tramp Clinton was bad. Pelosi seems even worse…

  43. Keith Forwheels

    feelthebern
    #3377611, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Bernie will be at the next debate.
    He has to to allow a brokered convention.
    If Bernie drops out, makes the brokered convention hard & Biden is clearly not up to the gig.
    Hillary is coming.
    Without a debate.
    Without a primary.
    Without a delegate.

    I fear this also. The rise of the Hilderbeast.

  44. miltonf

    href=”https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/how_do_you_solve_a_problem_like_nancy_pelosi.html

  45. feelthebern

    It’s going to end eventually, one way, or another. They can’t have a do over on this one like they did in 2008.

    They just did.
    What took 17 months last time (Nov 2007 to Mar 2009), has happened in a month.
    & the numbers are bigger nominally.
    But will increase 2 to 3 fold over the next 3 to 6 months.

  46. egg_

    My 1100W Ozito hammer drill beats Jap sh1te.

    The weed whackers seem to employ a similar sewing machine quality industrtrial motor – quiet but fvcking powerful.

  47. twostix

    Nobody on planet earth is going to fine bunnings, or a mother or anyone else because a mother is holding their four year old’s hand in public.

    God help us.

    The Absolute STATE of this universe.

  48. Gunner, are you downing beers at a rapid rate? 🙂

    Yes, BB, lol
    Just got back from an after work cruise around in the nachine.
    Through the sports precinct, cross the river and down to Port Melbourne. Bit of beach action and some shots of the ride at Luna Park/Palais…
    At 4pm.
    It was epic.
    Thank you, Chairman! Your BioWeapon has cleansed the streets!
    Even the jacks aren’t immune from self isolating.
    Two light beers and a lil spliff and Rollin’ NWA, old school.
    It was sik.

  49. cohenite

    I though the corrupt little depends dependent tramp Clinton was bad. Pelosi seems even worse…

    Pelosi is the feminine template for evil. You’d have to silver stake the bitch.

  50. Keith Forwheels

    feelthebern
    #3377623, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    It’s going to end eventually, one way, or another. They can’t have a do over on this one like they did in 2008.

    They just did.
    What took 17 months last time (Nov 2007 to Mar 2009), has happened in a month.
    & the numbers are bigger nominally.
    But will increase 2 to 3 fold over the next 3 to 6 months.

    Yes, mabye it will. But at some point the real economy disconnects and it doesn’t matter how green your stockmarket may look. All of this liquidity in the teeth of supply side constraint does not auguer well for the man and women in the street. And I’m personally not so sure this is done with as yet. I suspect this will be a long year for those hoping for a quick turnaround. But will be very happy to be dead wrong on that point.

  51. Bit of working on my 60ft’s from the lights to prep for the Thunderdome drags.
    Perfect.
    At 4pm. On City Rd.
    Lol
    #IvealwayslovedCCP
    #bloodyConstantine

  52. feelthebern

    Fun fact.
    A lot of parties right now are trying to tap the RBA $A90bill 3 year facility @ 0.25% p.a.
    Licence approvals being fast tracked.
    That facility will increase to at least $A250bill.

  53. Nelson Kidd-Players

    Did you dip a toe in the water, Gunner? The bays have stayed cool all summer. Matches the unusually-green grass…

  54. cohenite

    Where you have more cash than debt thats a very liquid situation. This is what financial sector parasites do when their thieving is threatened. They practice ludicrous obscurantism.

    What did I tell you head prefect; ghost is a genius; as long as he doesn’t cross the Rubicon.

  55. Leigh Lowe

    Farmer Gez

    #3377586, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Rumour is that China is about to ramp up feed grain buying.
    Barley has lifted $20 tonne in half a day, so someone is accumulating for ships.

    Do bats eat barley?

  56. miltonf

    Yeah truly evil and it’s incredible when you look at her links to Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom.

  57. cohenite

    Which could happen any minute.

  58. Keith Forwheels

    feelthebern
    #3377635, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Fun fact.
    A lot of parties right now are trying to tap the RBA $A90bill 3 year facility @ 0.25% p.a.
    Licence approvals being fast tracked.
    That facility will increase to at least $A250bill.

    Everything under 3mnths in the $USD complex was trading negative this morning. While the long end was rising. And the stockmarket was green. Go figure.

  59. feelthebern

    All of this liquidity in the teeth of supply side constraint does not auguer well for the man and women in the street

    You’re smarter than that.
    It never was meant to.

  60. bespoke

    Nelson Kidd-Players
    #3377617, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:46 pm
    Bespoke, any thoughts on the best cordless range to go with?

    All but a few fail the Arky test, check out milwaukee if you have the cash. IT may have an plans to build some out of pocket lint.

  61. thefrollickingmole

    Poor gunner, he will need one of those 1300W wed whackers now brazillians are off the menu.

  62. Shy Ted

    I think it’s very important that arch-criminals like Lizzie and Hairy use their best judgement and decide for themselves the best way to run their lives. They broke all the rules including cruising on an incubator, close contact with the very elderly and and being in close contact with others but, as with >99% of the passengers on all these cruises and flight, nothing happened. Struth has been on fire the last little while and he’s been absolutely right.
    Everyone you know will have had big losses, tangible or not but if you tried to sell a car or house now you won’t be getting top $. Soon enough when the bills can’t be paid and things are out of the owner’ hands, the preserved-job vultures (highly paid public servants) will be picking up a few bargains.
    Rant over, now I really must put some thought into getting from SA to Qld in a couple of weeks, homeless if I don’t (thanks gummints) without spending a fortnight in isolation somewhere in NSW. Just relocating, nothing serious but this has got “inconvenience by bureaucracy” written all over it.

  63. Keith Forwheels

    feelthebern
    #3377644, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    All of this liquidity in the teeth of supply side constraint does not auguer well for the man and women in the street

    You’re smarter than that.
    It never was meant to.

    Yes, exactly. When the system is functioning it’s a hybrid of a confidence game and a compulsion game. On the extreme it will become binary – either a confidence game, or a compulsion game. When confidence goes there is only one option left. And in America the population is still heavily armed.

  64. thefrollickingmole

    Coronavirus: medical association warns Australia must protect supplies amid report of stockpiling by China-backed firm
    AMA’s call follows report Sydney staff were instructed to source bulk medical items to send to China

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/26/coronavirus-doctors-issue-protective-equipment-warning-after-report-china-backed-firm-sourced-bulk-supplies-from-sydney

    Maybe we could get a few greenies to self combust by getting them to work out the carbon footprint of made in China crap being sent back home via air freight?

  65. Better shrillary then obuma’s husband.

    If it’s Hillary 3.0 that’s good for me.
    A smallish amount on Trump beats Hillbot will cover my tired&emotional wagers on The $$ or The Box.
    Little fkr!
    But, nein.
    The gils had their shot at the King.
    Lots of LOLs along the way, AWFL-style…
    Now it’s time for one of the men to take down the movement.
    Hehehe
    Good luck, xunts!

  66. Mater

    Nobody on planet earth is going to fine bunnings, or a mother or anyone else because a mother is holding their four year old’s hand in public.

    They better get used to the fact that the smallest unit in this equation is ‘The Household”. One gets it, they’ll all get it. That’s unavoidable.

    Righteous bastards, and jumped up little Hitlers, are appearing everywhere.

  67. feelthebern

    The problem for Australia now, is that we’ve caught the disease that the EU caught post GFC.
    The EU has just experienced a lost decade.
    It is my expectation that Australia will now also do this.
    We’ll lurch from one crisis to another, monster deficits, interest rates lower forever.

  68. This bullshit that you continually posit that “every nasho was a volunteer” is getting old.

    Wasn’t me who posted that.
    It was theANZAC Day Commemoration Committee on their schools’ website.

    Indeed it was bullshit, and they took it down with an apology when I asked them to justify it.
    Good to see that you now see it for what it was.

    Get this through your thick combat dodging skull some young men volunteered for national service. Most did not.

    Yep – the “some”, based on a representative sample from 7 RAR was 15%.

    The majority of nashos who served in SVN were given the option of not going.

    You’ve shifted the goalposts.
    You originally insisted that “every” Nasho you served with in 5RAR volunteered to go.
    Now it’s “the majority”.
    Better get your story straight.

    I’m in the middle of researching that for my unit through survey.
    I have to get the protocols approved by the University’s ethics committee, but once done, I should have a clear idea about –
    If choices were given, and if so, how many, to whom, when, what units, what circumstances, and by cross referencing responses (which will be anonymous as far as the published data is concerned) the levels of consistency required to establish fact.

    Your unit 7RAR were given an opt out parade, we know this because KEV, a well respected poster here was in that unit at the time. He has credibility, you don’t

    That is something that I’m getting consistent feedback about.
    What I’m hearing is that this was never done formally for 7RAR.
    Nobody actually remembers it, and Kev is the only one I know who has said it happened.

    But time, and research will tell.

  69. Frollicking, the gils know what’s expected.
    No worries. They’ll get blades before TP paper.
    😎

  70. thefrollickingmole

    Un gunna be UNing…

    Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen.

    Andersen said humanity was placing too many pressures on the natural world with damaging consequences, and warned that failing to take care of the planet meant not taking care of ourselves.

    Leading scientists also said the Covid-19 outbreak was a “clear warning shot”, given that far more deadly diseases existed in wildlife, and that today’s civilisation was “playing with fire”. They said it was almost always human behaviour that caused diseases to spill over into humans.

    To prevent further outbreaks, the experts said, both global heating and the destruction of the natural world for farming, mining and housing have to end, as both drive wildlife into contact with people.

  71. Excellent news Tailgunner!
    This talk of Hillary Clinton being the candidate won’t fly. She is still tainted by her email server and also the Russian collusion hoax which hopefully will implicate her, Obama, Brennan, Comey et al. President Trump will eviscerate her.

  72. vlad

    Norm’s in trouble.

    Glad to hear it and I hope so.

    All the lockstep luvvies are swooning in luv with him – because he’s an ABCer. They don’t care whether he’s right or wrong, responsible or irresponsible, a media shorten-style showpony or what. He’s theirs and that’s all they need.

    I’ll pay his airfare back to Scotland one way.

  73. egg_

    When mummy bloggers can’t get their hair cut, there will be a revolt!

  74. Keith Forwheels

    feelthebern
    #3377653, posted on March 26, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    The problem for Australia now, is that we’ve caught the disease that the EU caught post GFC.
    The EU has just experienced a lost decade.
    It is my expectation that Australia will now also do this.
    We’ll lurch from one crisis to another, monster deficits, interest rates lower forever.

    Maybe. I’m not sure how many willing participants they will entice back into the system of a quality that will allow revenue sufficient for any sort of real recovery. And in the scenario outlined the $AUD will be so weak that people’s standard of living will be destroyed. Unhappy debt serfs aren’t usually very productive.

  75. Constantine would have quite the stash of firepower.
    And I can get the wanker out from under his tractor and a good, Christian burial. And a ’40 of (?) poured out, Bible in hand.
    Put a tasteful Maxwell Smart on his headstone.
    “Missed it by – that- much!”
    Poor bastard!

  76. calli

    I think it’s very important that arch-criminals like Lizzie and Hairy use their best judgement and decide for themselves the best way to run their lives

    Sh*t, Ted! Can’t have that! 🤣

  77. JC

    Stix

    Bunnings is a man shop. Stop sending your wife there.

  78. Excellent work, BB
    You like the feel of the seats on the TrumpTrain?
    Yeah, metoo
    😃
    MAGA

  79. Fatty Ashton on the teev telling punters to use common sense over this virus panic. Girl’s blouse.

  80. Nice red leather seats Gunner, and they recline. Barkeep, a drink please!

  81. cohenite

    Hydroxychloroquine in combination with azithromycin having good results in preliminary tests in sections of the US.

    Yet Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak bans it because Trump likes it.

    The left are truly complete bastards.

  82. feelthebern

    GWG is in dream land.

    In new news, the FCA, kind of the UK equivalent of Australia’s ASIC, has announced an addition 2 months to lodge accounts.
    This is a terrible idea.
    Everything going to get a lot looser.

  83. Arky

    The medical equipment and PPE debacle isn’t quite the same as the powdered milk and best cuts of steak going to china via various back door channels.
    This was a world- wide and co-ordinated campaign to take item made in China, sold all around the world back off shelves and out of supply chains and return them to china in the face of a pandemic.
    China had the equipment to make more and the ability to spool up as much production as they liked. They were the producer.
    The chinese decided to deprive every other country around the world with the ability to get this equipment to front line health workers in time.
    This has resulted in deaths of doctors and nurses.
    Those who would turn a blind eye to this, make excuses for it or equate it with powdered milk are either as thick as shit or liars.
    If you cannot now see the problems with blindly getting into bed with a totalitarian communist regime that is our biggest allies strategic rival, I suggest you never will.
    I say again, I predicted it would happen, and I monitored it happening in real time.

  84. feelthebern

    Hydroxychloroquine in combination with azithromycin having good results in preliminary tests in sections of the US.

    Good results?
    Where ever it’s being used it’s a goddam cure !

  85. egg_

    The problem for Australia now, is that we’ve caught the disease that the EU caught post GFC.
    The EU has just experienced a lost decade.
    It is my expectation that Australia will now also do this.
    We’ll lurch from one crisis to another, monster deficits, interest rates lower forever.

    The financial markets are like “ducks under an upturned boat hull” wandering aimlessly, rather than headless chooks?

  86. feelthebern

    Check out the big brain on arky.

  87. calli

    It isn’t the same as baby formula, Arky. Blind Freddie can see that.

    But the formula was the canary in the coalmine.

  88. Bruce, the octane level of E100,please?
    Then you can get back to training your unholy host of carnivorous birds as local attack drones.
    You’re so going to be out man in the gyrocopter!
    Raining fire,and magpies, on the interlopers.
    Respect

  89. egg_

    I think it’s very important that arch-criminals like Lizzie and Hairy use their best judgement and decide for themselves the best way to run their lives

    +1

  90. I also note that Fight Club and Alien is screening at the same time tonight. Decisions, decisions!

  91. MatrixTransform

    They need to stop business revenues from falling. But they also need to stop stealing for their friends. So that as many of their friends as possible go broke, we get them off our backs, and then our small businessmen can expand at double digit rates.

    I like you.

    the honest truth.

    sad, but true

  92. vlad

    Dan Hitlerina-Andrews is rubbing his hands and enjoying threatening us with (undefined) “stage 3”.

    As is the MSM who at least tell us that “stage 3” would involve everyone locked down except “essential services”.

    But ScoMo has told us if you have a job, you’re essential.

    So the confusion goes on. Help us, Swannie. Clarify it all by confusing us further, we need your essential ABC service.

  93. Graham

    There is a report in the UK ‘The Telegraph’ newspaper – which you can’t access without a subscription – which says that the initial results of 650,000 pe0ple using a King’s College London app suggests that 10% of those people report Chinese virus symptoms. They reason that 10% of the population may already have the virus – and presumably you would then need to add to that percentage an additional percentage for those who are infected but have no symptoms.

    If the app results are at all correct then the ‘herd immunity’ alternative to the current strategy may be the correct one to adopt. I would think you can’t contain the spread if 10% plus of people already have the virus in the UK.

    If it pans out that way in a few weeks then there would be no point in seeking to bring a country to a stand still.
    I suspect no one yet knows the answer.

  94. calli

    China had the equipment to make more and the ability to spool up as much production as they liked. They were the producer.

    Not with dead and dying proles, they aren’t.

  95. GWG is in dream land.

    Are they still trying to claim the 2020 cup because “percentage”?
    God bless them. That’s the spirit!

  96. Arky

    But the formula was the canary in the coalmine.

    ..
    True.

  97. Fight Club.
    Alien for the Kittehs.
    #MadMax

  98. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    If you cannot now see the problems with blindly getting into bed with a totalitarian communist regime that is our biggest allies strategic rival, I suggest you never will.

    no different to trying to get into bed with the nazis prior to WWII

    #boycottchina

  99. bespoke

    I plan to get though this crises by renting out a room to JC under strict conditions “You and cohenite must keep the noise down “.

  100. egg_

    Leading scientists also said the Covid-19 outbreak was a “clear warning shot”, given that far more deadly diseases existed in wildlife, and that today’s civilisation was “playing with fire”. They said it was almost always human behaviour that caused diseases to spill over into humans.

    To prevent further outbreaks, the experts said, both global heating and the destruction of the natural world for farming, mining and housing have to end, as both drive wildlife into contact with people.

    Back to the caves with you, plebs!
    /Mind the bats

  101. I suspect no one yet knows the answer.

    Gray, it’s NTKOB!
    Give it to us straight, xunt
    Good post that

  102. Arky

    Not with dead and dying proles, they aren’t.

    ..
    It would have been priority number one.
    If nothing else was being made, then those masks would still have been.
    Because they knew it was airborne, and they knew that getting masks into hospitals prevented the hospital system collapsing, and they knew getting everyone to wear them afterwards was the way to start opening up economic activity outside Wuhan.
    Our lot knew all this too, and spent two months telling us not to wear masks.
    The reason?
    They let the supplies get smurfed and the supply chain reversed.
    Thus the dishonest and contradictory messaging from our health authorities and politicians.
    Useless, dirty swine.

  103. It has to be a Cat!
    Someone just drove by playing the ‘Pina Colada’ song pretty loudly.
    Loved it!
    🤣

  104. thefrollickingmole

    Good little piece written by god himself…
    https://medium.com/incerto/corporate-socialism-the-government-is-bailing-out-investors-managers-not-you-3b31a67bff4a

    The bailouts of 2008–9 saved the banks (but mostly the bankers), thanks to the execution by then-treasury secretary Timothy Geithner who fought for bank executives against both Congress and some other members of the Obama administration. Bankers who lost more money than ever earned in the history of banking, received the largest bonus pool in the history of banking less than two years later, in 2010. And, suspiciously, only a few years later, Geithner received a highly paid position in the finance industry.
    That was a blatant case of corporate socialism and a reward to an industry whose managers are stopped out by the taxpayer. The asymmetry (moral hazard) and what we call optionality for the bankers can be expressed as follows: heads and the bankers win, tails and the taxpayer loses. Furthermore, this does not count the policy of quantitative easing that went to inflate asset values and increased inequality by benefiting the super rich. Remember that bailouts come with printed money, which effectively deflate the wages of the middle class in relation to asset values such as ultra-luxury apartments in New York City.

    The Generalized Bob Rubin Trade: Keep the profits, transfer losses to taxpayers. Named after Bob Rubin who pocketed 120 million dollars from Citi but claimed uncertainty and kept past bonuses. This encourages anyone to never be insured for such eventualities since the government will pick up the tab.


    Not a Black Swan
    Furthermore, some people claim that the pandemic is a “Black Swan”, hence something unexpected so not planning for it is excusable. The book they commonly cite is The Black Swan (by one of us). Had they read that book, they would have known that such a global pandemic is explicitly presented there as a white swan: something that would eventually take place with great certainty. Such acute pandemic is unavoidable, the result of the structure of the modern world; and its economic consequences would be compounded because of the increased connectivity and overoptimization. As a matter of fact, the government of Singapore, whom we advised in the past, was prepared for such an eventuality with a precise plan since as early as 2010.

  105. calli

    To prevent further outbreaks, the experts said, both global heating and the destruction of the natural world for farming, mining and housing have to end, as both drive wildlife into contact with people.

    Okay guys.

    You walk around naked. You grow your own food. You forego anything in your households generated by mining. You go live in a hollowed out tree.

    No. Not you. Not you at all. That directive is for us.

  106. vlad

    We MUST rebirth our manufacturing industries in this country

    Most of the plant has been sold off to SE Asia or China.
    We need to start from scratch.

    During WW2 we got an optical equipment industry up and running from scratch on the east coast using the university resources of Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart, manufacturing the necessary high-precision periscopes, binoculars and the like needed for the war – from raw materials. We made the optical glass ourselves with no prior history of doing so.

    And after the war it was all allowed to lapse! But it shows what’s possible.

  107. The Beer Whisperer

    I no longer think this is the precedent I thought it was.

    Those affected by the shutdown won’t stand for it. This will have depression-era long term effects on those who’ve lost their jobs. The great divide between the left and right will become a vast expanse, and those on the left in places like hospitality will be scarred long term against shutdowns.

    Ultimately, those destroyed economically will vastly outnumber those with lost loved ones.

    It will be quite a while before they can try this shit again.

  108. Arky

    The chinese gave their proles PPE.
    Our swine lied to us and told us to wash our hands.
    In the face of a virus that spreads like influenza, via particles in the air.

  109. Only problem being is the blade catch is not a secure as it should be when your in a frenzy.
    Like
    #MadMaxtips

  110. I’m stealing that, Arky.
    Perfect.
    Banner idea.

  111. The chinese gave their proles PPE.
    Our swine lied to us and told us to wash our hands.

    That’s it right there.
    We can bring the whole temple down.
    Sorry, not sorry.

  112. Your service is nothing to be proud of,you have admitted yourself that you made such a nuisance of yourself that you were sent from your section to Plt Hq . Later they sent you back to the Dat where you lounged around until they could transfer you to Admin Coy.

    I should ignore this bullshit, but don’t feel like turning the other cheek today.
    There are a couple of specific allegations here.
    The first is that I made a nuisance of myself and was drummed out of my rifle section as a consequence.
    The fact of the matter is (verifiable from Bruce Ravenscroft’s account*) that I was a member of 5 section, with Dave Cruise as section commander. On arrival in country, I was briefly in platoon headquarters as medic, because I was a teacher with a St John’s certificate. As soon as an army trained medic turned up I was back in my section.
    I did a three day stint LOB towards the end of Operation Finschhafen. Half of the riflemen in the platoon had a similar experience, by the time that very long operation was over, as it lasted almost a month. Funny thing about the few days back at the Dat was that I spent some of the time doing a TAOR, so in the washup I was outside the wire for about the same time as everyone else in the platoon. Anyone who believes that you could “lounge around” on LOB in 7RAR has no idea what he is talking about.

    Johno claims to have inside knowledge of my record.
    He was not in the country when I was and was not in my unit.
    He does not personally know any of the people I served with.
    He makes shit up. Now that’s his prerogative, but you have to ask why one veteran would get his jollies from smearing another veteran with whom he did not serve.
    There’s something else going on here – and its origin is probably psychological.
    He should really get help.
    *Contact – Wait – Out – a Vietnam diary, Bruce Ravenscroft, Lismore City printery, 1997, p196

  113. Johno

    You originally insisted that “every” Nasho you served with in 5RAR volunteered to go.

    Idiot, not every Nasho served with 5RAR. But, every Nasho who embarked for SVN in 5RAR was given the opt out parade. You are the snot in the handkerchief of the written word. FOAD.

    I don’t know if the nashos who served in other Corps were given a the choice. Every one in every unit I served with in SVN was given the choice. Some were given an informal interview with their platoon or company commander. You are the only who denies it,and that is for your own pathetic justification for dodging combat. You dishonour the service of every man who walked the jungle green,and all to assuage your insignificant cringing contribution.

    Pissant.

  114. notafan

    CCP have some gall.

    Demanding our borders stay open so that their disease ridden sons and daughters can continue on their educations in Australia while stripping our shelves of medical and other supplies.

    No wonder I had so much trouble finding a thermometer for my sister and one daughter could not get a baby thermometer.

  115. The Beer Whisperer

    Further to that. Morrison has so obviously walked into a trap.

    After a quick glance at coronavirus deaths, 9 news quickly moved to economic calamity, dwelling on Morrison, clearly linking him with the outcomes. They may have well said that coronavirus is his fault.

    Trump, on the other hand, has signalled his intention to stop the shutdowns before the job losses get blamed on him, foiling the Devilocrats.

    NEWS FLASH!!

    Just saw an ad for 60 minutes on coronavirus. Looks like a direct blame on China. I fully suspect it will be pulled before being shown, after pressure from China.
    Idiots showed their hand.

  116. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    During WW2 we got an optical equipment industry up and running from scratch on the east coast using the university resources of Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart, manufacturing the necessary high-precision periscopes, binoculars and the like needed for the war – from raw materials. We made the optical glass ourselves with no prior history of doing so.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Australia assembling heavy bombers in Victoria, during Wobbly Wobbly Two?

  117. thefrollickingmole

    Mr monomania is Hampstering again.

  118. egg_

    those are only the people who have money. So many Philippines people will be starving right now.

    Four hour queues to get food – our bleating First World fvckwits will bring this upon us.

  119. notafan

    Herd immunity without overloading the hospitals.

    It’s a balancing act.

    Would be nice if all those who can get a mild dose and get better quickly could raise their hands.

  120. Dudes be fightin a war from 50 years ago.
    Sheeeit h/t Clay
    Y’all thought you have another comfy 20 years talkin this shit.
    Lol, not in the new Straya, mates! It’s a day-to-day proposition. No civilians in civil war.
    Thank fuck.

  121. egg_

    Morrison has so obviously walked into a trap.

    He’ll retreat to the bunker when he wakes up to it.

  122. Ed Case

    Good results?
    Where ever it’s being used it’s a goddam cure !

    For sure.
    What’s the Covid-19 CFR for goldfish again?
    That’s right, Zero Point Zero.

  123. Bob, you can handle an SMG, right?
    #TetOffensive

  124. Tel

    no different to trying to get into bed with the nazis prior to WWII

    #boycottchina

    The things you hear, huh?

    http://www.patriotortraitor.com/prescott-sheldon-bush/

  125. thefrollickingmole

    Zulu.

    Might have been this thing, heavy fighter not bomber.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Beaufighter

  126. The Beer Whisperer

    Moron alert!

    Nine News saying Indonesia has the world’s highest death rate BECAUSE of a lack of testing.

    You fucking morons.

    The less testing you do, the more of the ones that you have will be dead. If you only test dead people, you will get 100% case mortality rate.

    Resign, go home, and never express an opinion ever again. Kerry Packer would have had their nuts in a jar on his desk as a lesson for others.

  127. Good post, Beers.
    Agree with that entirely.
    Dan of the Dead is leading the oldStraya response.
    Let that sink in.
    We’re fkd.
    Hehe

  128. Mater:

    Righteous bastards, and jumped up little Hitlers, are appearing everywhere.

    As my old Landser mate from fifty years ago said to my question of “Where did the Gestapo and SS come from?”
    “They were always there. They just got the chance to do what they wanted.”
    We’ve got them here in Australia as well. And we may just find out the unpleasant reality of living in a totalitarian society and the moral ‘adjustments’ we may need to make to stay out of the re education camps.

  129. egg_

    How come the “big brains” are busy on the OT and not Currency Lad’s many thoughtful posts?

  130. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    When in UK after our return from skiing in France we purposely did not visit any of our older relatives as we did not want to potentially pass anything on to them. I suppose if you are visiting your relatives for what you deem is the last time then this would fall away?

    Couldn’t hug my aunt although I would love to have done that. Had to speak to her at six feet distance all the time. She had to turn her hearing aid up, but still managed to quip back. We blew air kisses to say hello and goodbye each time we met. Visited her little home twice, where I saw the First World War medals of her father, my grandfather, prisoner of the Turks for 18 long starving months, in there with all of the other framed photographs in the gallery that her house has become. Burst into tears at one of my mother, dressed in her best dress, the one I carefully ironed for her to wear in her coffin, ironing my tears into it.

  131. Trump is thanking his lucky stars that this fakecrisis has happened.
    Now is his moment.
    Third Act.
    Watch.

  132. Johno

    Johno claims to have inside knowledge of my record.
    He was not in the country when I was and was not in my unit.

    Boofhead I was in country before you in 1970 and I was in country after you in 1970.

    You stated that you made such a nuisance of yourself that you were sent to Plt HQ , but that little lie was just to win one argument that day.

    Every time anyone points out your lies and bull, you just post up words and keep doing it,make assertions and when they are exposed you just keep on keeping on. You have no credit here ,you are a proven liar and bull artist. You could not hack the jungle trail and were a burden to the men who could.

    You disgust me and the only time I respond to you is when you think you are talking to people who weren’t there and you can snow them. Now wipe that tight little smile of condescension off your cowardly face and FOAD.

  133. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Have told my aunt I will be back for her hundredth birthday party early next year. I will try.

  134. Tel

    Would be nice if all those who can get a mild dose and get better quickly could raise their hands.

    We already had that at a place called “Bondi Beach” and the dickheads closed it down.

  135. egg_

    Now is his moment.

    A leader amongst quislings.

  136. How come the “big brains” are busy on the OT

    Stop that, I’m rolling one.
    And my tequila supply is almost gone.
    I bet no Dan Murphys Cats took any notice of the cartel liquor stocks?
    Bastards

  137. Infidel Tiger

    ScoMo has just announced we will be repatriating 100,000 octogenarian Italians tomorrow in order to get our stats moving in the right direction.

  138. Armadillo

    There seems to be a lot of pessimism at the Cat.

    On the bright side, Mrs A has stopped whinging about me being at the pub all the time.

    Ironically, my publican is upbeat about the whole situation. Apparently I’m “her problem” now.

    #karma

  139. MatrixTransform

    I dragged the Ozito jig-saw out the other day to zip some stuff up.

    It’s near 15 years old
    Covered in some sort of oily gunky stuff that came off with some metho and elbow grease.

    Glass impregnated molding.
    felt solid.
    vario speed was great

    like a knife through butter

  140. Bruce of Newcastle

    Have told my aunt I will be back for her hundredth birthday party early next year. I will try.

    Lizzie – That would be a fine thing. I mentioned you were visiting your aunt when you were away, and that I’d done similar visiting a 99 year old distant aunt and her 97 year old sister in Jamaica. It was also fine thing to do, and they liked having some distant relations from Australia visit. No plagues when I went though!

  141. Leigh Lowe

    Would be nice if all those who can get a mild dose and get better quickly could raise their hands.

    Ah, well, the ideas floated here for weeks would have helped achieve that.
    1. Clamp on all incoming travel from China in January. Only allow Australian passport holders back. Not that mealy-mouthed bugman term “returning residents” which included Chunk students.
    2. As other countries showed they had lost control, clamp on travel from there too (Iran and Italy).
    3. Lockdown everyone over 70 and those with compromised immunity.
    4. Voluntary lockdown of those over 55 with limited visits outside the home for groceries, pharmaceuticals etc. Provide a small cash incentive (say $200 p.w.) to take it up.
    5. Shut the fucking schools and stop using child-minding of public servants kids as a fucking excuse.
    6. Test, test and test some more. Then do heaps of testing. Did I mention testing. If you haven’t got pathology test kits, do lots of temperature observations. Over a certain threshhold and home you go boyo.

  142. Infidel Tiger

    Have told my aunt I will be back for her hundredth birthday party early next year. I will try.

    Are you a good sailor?

  143. thefrollickingmole

    How come the “big brains” are busy on the OT and not Currency Lad’s many thoughtful posts?

    Because the sight of Monty ovulating all over the place is enough to make a maggot gag.
    His uterus is wandering.

  144. Armadillo

    disassembling pallets and armadillos.

    Don’t think I didn’t see that, Bespoke. You’re now officially on my “list”.

  145. bespoke

    My options for original reviews are shrinking.

    Is that that Plan?

  146. The Beer Whisperer

    Trump is thanking his lucky stars that this fakecrisis has happened.
    Now is his moment.
    Third Act.
    Watch.

    Gunner, Trump is dealing with the mother of all black swans, and the Democrats have found their perfect hail Mary.

    Fortunately, the Democrats overplayed their hand AGAIN by using their entire socialist wishlist to hold the entire country ransom, in full view of a suddenly alert public. More fortunately, as a total surprise, he has already signalled his intention to get things moving again.

    Any Q conspiracy nonsense eventuating would simply be icing on the cake at this point.

  147. There seems to be a lot of pessimism at the Cat.

    No, there’s only a couple still running with the fakepandemic line.
    We called it early.
    Like the markets, the sentiment on here can pick the bottom.
    After another 17 Trump election victories, I’ll be able to play in the 15% return pool.
    Lol

  148. egg_

    Is UnZed following Trump’s lead – outshines SloMo?

  149. bespoke

    You’re now officially on my “list”.

    Get in line comfort animal for Arky.

  150. Armadillo

    As other countries showed they had lost control, clamp on travel from there too (Iran and Italy).

    Travel to/from Iran should have been locked years ago. Fuck em.

  151. Trump is dealing with the mother of all black swans, and the Democrats have found their perfect hail Mary.
    The Third Act.
    It’s too easy.
    😎Trump was a handy baseballer BITD.
    You don’t reckon he loved stepping to win the game off the last hit?
    Even with this, still playing on Easy Mode.
    Unbelievable.
    Trump is god

  152. Johno claims to have inside knowledge of my record.
    He was not in the country when I was and was not in my unit.

    Boofhead I was in country before you in 1970 and I was in country after you in 1970.

    What I said.
    If you were in country “before” me and “after” me, then you weren’t in country when I was.
    Who’s the boofhead?

    You stated that you made such a nuisance of yourself that you were sent to Plt HQ , but that little lie was just to win one argument that day.

    No you said that – not me.

    Every time anyone points out your lies and bull, you just post up words and keep doing it,make assertions and when they are exposed you just keep on keeping on. You have no credit here ,you are a proven liar and bull artist. You could not hack the jungle trail and were a burden to the men who could.

    It’s a blog. “Posting up words” is what you do on a blog.

    Now wipe that tight little smile of condescension off your cowardly face and FOAD.

    You’re throwing a tanty.
    It’s unbecoming for someone of your age.
    I feel very sorry for you.
    Get help.

  153. The Beer Whisperer

    Gunner, I called everything early.

    Turn the Wuhan flight around. Social distancing before the term was even invented. Shutdown will totally destroy the economy.

    Shutdown won’t last is still to be determined, but thinking beyond the obvious helps. Not bragging or anything, just, well…okay, I’m bragging.

  154. egg_

    like a knife through butter

    Same with a 3/8″ bit through concrete.
    Dyna Bolting is a dream.

  155. notafan

    These guys, these thieves GWG.

    You know a lot about them.

    Di they have names?

  156. The Beer Whisperer

    Oh, and “panic buying” not being panic buying, but going to China. I never thought we’d get actual proof, though.

  157. Am I over-reacting, or is Catallaxy Files descending into an octogenarian “Lord of the Flies”?

    It would be a shame to see the intellectual respect and fondness for each other deteriorate under the pressure of this global crisis.

    I am referring not simply to the usual foci of ire – but to those Cats that we look to for a balanced assessment.

  158. The Beer Whisperer

    Trump is god

    JC called that. And we thought he was just mucking around 🤷‍♂️

  159. Infidel Tiger

    A second Chinese property company based in Sydney flew more than 80 tonnes of medical supplies on a corporate jet to Wuhan in late February, at the time coronavirus was devastating the regional city.

    “The chartered plane with 90 tons (82 tonnes) of medical supplies, including 100,000 most needed protective coveralls and 900,000 pairs of medical gloves, has successfully departed from Sydney and arrived in Wuhan on 24 Feb,” Risland Australia posted on its LinkedIn page.

    Risland Australia’s CEO Dr Guotao Hu (left) farewelling 90 tons of medical supplies about to be flown to Wuhan, China.
    Risland Australia’s CEO Dr Guotao Hu (left) farewelling 90 tons of medical supplies about to be flown to Wuhan, China.

    Risland, formerly known in Australia as Country Garden, is a totally-owned subsidiary of Country Garden Holdings, one of China’s largest property developers.

    Its major shareholder is 38-year-old Yang Huiyan, the richest woman in China.

    The Herald has previously reported another major Chinese developer was doing the same thing. Employees of Greenland Australia, a subsidiary of the Chinese government-backed global property giant Greenland Group, were instructed to put their normal work on hold and source bulk supplies of essential medical items to ship back to China.

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    A whistleblower from the company has told the Herald it was a worldwide Greenland effort – and the Sydney office was no different, sourcing bulk supplies of surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitisers, gloves and Panadol for shipping.

    “Basically all employees, the majority of whom are Chinese, were asked to source whatever medical supplies they could,” one company insider told the Herald. This went on for weeks through January and February, he said.

    The humanitarian efforts of Chinese companies to help their desperate compatriots back home may have contributed to shortages of products in Australia.

    By late January medical experts were worried about the lack of available masks. “The thing we need most as GPs is some masks,” said Dr Harry Nespolon, president of the Royal Australian College of GPs. “They are not readily available.”

    Professor Raina MacIntyre, a global biosecurity expert at Kirby Institute in Sydney, also expressed concerns about the shortage.

    As the surge of coronavirus infections increases, healthcare workers are becoming desperate. “The shortage of personal protective equipment in NSW hospitals is scandalous,” one healthcare worker told the Herald. “Doctors and nurses on the front line feel inadequately protected, exposed and vulnerable.”

    In one major Sydney hospital “junior doctors are being told there are only 30 N95 masks available for all operating theatres”. The healthcare worker said this was forcing people to source masks from the “black market,” the quality of which is dubious.

    Greenland Group sourced 3 million protective masks, 700,000 hazmat suits and 500,000 pairs of protective gloves from several countries including Australia.

    “China-Australia work as one together to fight epidemic” reads the banner being held by Risland’s CEO Dr Guotao Hu (second from left), Ray Zi, general manager, human resources & administration and former communications manager Isaac Huo.
    “China-Australia work as one together to fight epidemic” reads the banner being held by Risland’s CEO Dr Guotao Hu (second from left), Ray Zi, general manager, human resources & administration and former communications manager Isaac Huo.

    In February Risland’s LinkedIn page showed pallet-loads of safety gear being stored in a warehouse ready for shipment. “90 tons of selective medical supplies… ready for the air transport direct from Sydney to Wuhan via corporate jet on Monday next week,” said the company’s post.

    The LinkedIn post said it was “an exceptional and meaningful day” for the company in its “campaign to show our strong faiths to Wuhan people and our ultimate appreciation to those who work days and nights and fight against the virus at the front line.”

    Richard McGregor, a China analyst at the Lowy Institute said Greenland and Country Garden would have been expected not only to do their part, but to publicise their patriotism by helping out the country at a crucial moment

    “In China, where companies can live and die according to government decisions,” he said.

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    “Real estate companies are particularly exposed to government whims, as all land is owned by the state.”

    The Herald sought comment from the company.

    The Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton is working on a plan to crack down on hoarders who are profiteering out of COVID-19 as well as giving authorities more powers to be able to seize items at the border including medical supplies.

    There will also be increased penalties for the people and groups who are flouting consumer laws by sending items overseas for huge profits.

    WTF?

  160. calli

    I am referring not simply to the usual foci of ire – but to those Cats that we look to for a balanced assessment.

    They go like this from time to time, Vicki.

    Then it all settles down.

    Then it’s time to order the skip and hazard gear.*

    * yes. I do have an ancient suit.

  161. egg_

    The Beer Whisperer
    #3377763, posted on March 26, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    We currently have Gummint by committee – what could go wrong?

  162. Armadillo

    Am I over-reacting, or is Catallaxy Files descending into an octogenarian “Lord of the Flies”?

    Meh. I have youth on my side. My time will come.

  163. cohenite

    I should ignore this bullshit, but don’t feel like turning the other cheek today.

    Why don’t you stick your head further up your arse troll and then you won’t have to turn your cheeks at all.

  164. notafan

    Presumably the gathering of Australian medical supplies goes on.

    Dob a shopper.

  165. calli

    These “developers” have finally been unmasked. Easy pickings for them, hard graft for my little projects.

    They have turned most of Sydney into an urban wasteland.

    #aldibags

  166. Lizzie, I want to come to the old ducks hundredth!
    I’d love to meet some fair dinkum Confederates!
    Crazy bastards down there.
    Love it.

  167. MatrixTransform

    Decisions, decisions!

    Fight Club hands down

  168. Johno

    That has to be the most childish and senile post ever Sniffy, you are past redemption. I arrived in country on my second tour in Dec 1969 and left in Dec 1970, so I was there before you and after you and whilst you were there. Idiot. You upset me because you are a clown.I only reply to you because not many people have a personal experience of SVN and you post lies. You give a skewered view of the conflict and always from the left. The world is going through the most destabilising period of time of the last 50 years and you are incapable of realising it, or commenting.
    I think this chapter is closed, it should have closed 50 years ago, but your agenda marches on.

    You have passed your use by date. Adios.

  169. but to those Cats that we look to for a balanced assessment.

    Love it, don’t ever change, Vicki
    😘

  170. Roger

    The humanitarian efforts of Chinese companies to help their desperate compatriots back home may have contributed to shortages of products in Australia.

    By late January medical experts were worried about the lack of available masks. “The thing we need most as GPs is some masks,” said Dr Harry Nespolon, president of the Royal Australian College of GPs. “They are not readily available.”

    Aside from Pauline Hanson, is any federal politician expressing outrage about this?

    Concern even?

    No, I thought not.

  171. cohenite

    And the RoP comes through again solving the mystery of the cause and cure for the chunk virus:

    New York I.am Finds the Key: Coronavirus Comes from Women Showing Too Much Ankle

    and

    RoP cleric in Gaza says coronavirus is soldier of RoP, “moozies are the people who are least infected”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

    So, if all the sheilas cover themselves up and we convert to the fucking RoP we’ll be saved.

  172. EvilElvis

    Twostix,

    If it’s any consolation I just came out of my local Bunnings. The counter old duck, gloved up, proceeds to make a hash of wiping her mouth in front of me, glove on lips and all. She hastily sprayed the work area, eftpos machine and till with disinfectant then firmly tells me to “put your stuff there and stand back!”. Fucking idiot woman. I just laughed at her and shook my head. Gave her a few “you fuckwit” under my breath. No glove change, no self awareness. Fucking morons.

  173. egg_

    ABC News – Medicos discussing 4-6 week shutdowns minimum – more like 6 – 12 months.
    National suicide vs a few mouldies dropping off the perch?
    There will be heads on pikes over this.

  174. thefrollickingmole

    The Beer Whisperer

    I was caught thinking it was just a bit of a surge from personal shoppers, but it looks like very organised and extensive buying.

    Infidel Tiger
    plz, plz sthap.
    While still cleaving to the accidental release/deliberate spread theory seeing more stories like this tip me closer to tinfoil territory.

  175. Shy Ted

    Uber eats? Only cos you hadn’t heard of Boober Eats. Now that’s private sector. Wonder if I’d get paid for home delivery if I put on some short shorts and a skimpy top. Manboober Eats. Yes, that’s what I’ll call it.

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen.

    There is NO ongoing climate crisis. Let’s get that right, for a start.
    Then we can look at the science of modelling with the new light of CoV models (chose your fave) to guide us.

  177. thefrollickingmole

    Meh. I have youth on my side. My time will come.

    Not that long fester on the half shell.

    The median life expectancy for three-banded armadillos is around 16 years

  178. egg_

    Teh Dumb
    Shane Wright – if the PM shut down all hairdressers, it wouldn’t impact the Economy.
    Is this clown even in the same Universe?

    This is the guy who a fortnight ago on Insiders was concerned that 3 Million part time and contract workers would lose their jobs.

    Speaking of going with the herd for immunity, Shane?

  179. They have turned most of Sydney into an urban wasteland.

    And it hasn’t even kicked off yet!
    Calli, you’re the clubhouse leader.
    Just make sure the Boyos have a tasty bacon&egg roll in the morning, and some brews and a hot meal in the evenings.
    Respect

  180. Roger

    In an ominous development, Qld’s CMO says she’s worried about people congregating at Dan Murphy’s.

  181. JC

    Restaurants are dishing out decent take out grub. I had cassoulet with a potato dish that has a peculiar frog name that I forgot. The fat content is about 100 years worth of cholesterol supply, but hey you only live once.

  182. egg_

    “moozies are the people who are least infected”

    Wiping your @rse with pebbles works?

  183. thefrollickingmole

    ABC News – Medicos discussing 4-6 week shutdowns minimum

    New narrative being set

    “Why didnt it get fixed in 6 weeks like we said it could”…

    You read it here first.

    This is from the same mob who called barring flights from Plagueistan central “racist” mind you.

  184. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Have told my aunt I will be back for her hundredth birthday party early next year. I will try.

    Are you a good sailor?

    Yep. Very good. Will party with her after our next Panama cruise.

    She is a great old gal. Took her first helicopter ride at 94. One of her extended rellies has a copter, and asked at a family do if anyone wanted a ride. She hopped right in before the teens could get there first.

  185. I’m gonna test this Bunnings/Rothschild policy out.
    But I need a small child.
    Monty? You could do with some coin?

  186. Infidel Tiger

    In an ominous development, Qld’s CMO says she’s worried about people congregating at Dan Murphy’s.

    Scare people.
    Promote panic buying.
    Shut shop.

    Well done.

  187. Helen

    Good results?
    Where ever it’s being used it’s a goddam cure !

    Yet we have to wait until we have big random trial where some poor buggers will get something else or nothing before we can be certain. There is somehting a bit wring with that when the drug is so cheapo to M/F. Wouldn’t you think you’d just give the fkr anyhow like panadol?

    Hah my spell checker wants to change panadol to pangolin.

  188. Stanley

    Nobody on planet earth is going to fine bunnings, or a mother or anyone else because a mother is holding their four year old’s hand in public.
    God help us.
    The Absolute STATE of this universe

    Twostix

    The Bunnings Nazi must have a vision problem. Suggest Mrs Twostix read Store Entry Information and note that the four year old is permitted provided he/she is on a lead and wearing a muzzle. That should work!

  189. Sean

    If we could get 100,000,000 test kits then a shutdown could be shorter. Test everyone 4 times and get a complete sample. At least it would reduce the risk of asymptomatic cases spreading to others.

  190. She is a great old gal.

    Oh,shit, I know it.
    I need to interview her for my YouTube channel.
    I’ll be asking if Anne Rice had any inside Intel on what really goes on behind the curtain down there!

  191. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    In an ominous development, Qld’s CMO says she’s worried about people congregating at Dan Murphy’s.

    Stand by for Western Australian style restrictions on how much you can buy…

  192. JC

    I’m gonna test this Bunnings/Rothschild policy out.
    But I need a small child.
    Monty? You could do with some coin?

    Take fatboy and hold his hand. If anyone asks, just say he’s your 5 year old kid who suffers from gigantism.

    Gigantism is a rare condition that causes abnormal growth in children.

  193. EvilElvis

    Keep calm! Cough into your elbow. Then use that elbow to elbow your mates with!

    Written and authorised by sloCMO and Scomo.

  194. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    She is my role model.

    Cast iron constitution and a solidly true brain.
    No education at all, like my mum. A great Canasta player still, goes regularly.
    Except now Covid 19 has closed her local casino. It’s getting monotonous now at home, she says.

  195. calli

    Restaurants are dishing out decent take out grub

    Are they, indeed? Our 44th tomorrow. I was going to cook up something special with my frozen hoard, but I might shop around.

    Looking back all those years, never would have picked an anniversary would drop in the middle of a pandemic! We were still in the Cold War back then and expecting canned sunshine.

  196. EvilElvis

    The powers that be have put more thought into various fucked ways of physically greeting someone than actually rounding up the infected.

  197. Roger

    Scare people.
    Promote panic buying.
    Shut shop.

    Well done.

    Not to mention that every granny who takes a nip of brandy every night will get the DTs if denied their modest tipple and so on down the line.

    And the DTs can kill.

    Emergency Departments would be swamped.

  198. calli

    In an ominous development, Qld’s CMO says she’s worried about people congregating at Dan Murphy’s.

    Lol. The Beloved was part of that congregation this afternoon. Six pack of Coonunga Hill. Now a five pack.

  199. Egg I tried watching Teh Project about the hairdressing industry. Didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to last one minute.
    Apparently, according to lady speaking, Australians are highly educated and intelligent enough to know that hairdressers should be stood down also. Don’t know about that assertion if our elected leaders continue bumbling in stunning ineptitude.

  200. Cardimona

    Emissions from 27/01 vs 26/3 – Lunar New Year slowdown vs the Wooflu era…
    CO, NO2 and SO2 – https://imgur.com/a/xfOvZc1

    Then there’s traffic congestion…
    Wuhan flat-lines – https://imgur.com/a/663M4Ee

    This doesn’t fill me with confidence that it’s just the flu….

  201. Farmer Gez

    notafan
    #3377483, posted on March 26, 2020 at 4:45 pm
    Farmer Gez

    It’s reappearing in drips and drabs.

    I have bought a small pack yesterday and another today. Daughter also got some.

    If you are desperate can post up.

    Let me know as I rarely check the email linked to my cat professional.

    Thanks for the offer Nota.
    We’ve got some left at the moment and my wife is heading to Bendigo tomorrow to try her luck. I think the townies watch for the delivery trucks and descend on the load. You can’t tell me some of the supermarket staff aren’t giving their mates the heads up.

  202. calli

    In an ominous development, Qld’s CMO says she’s worried about people congregating at Dan Murphy’s.

    Lol. The Beloved was part of that congregation this afternoon. A six pack of Coo nunga Hill*. Now a five pack.

    * instant zapping from the spaminator for that one

  203. JC

    Calli

    I decided to go old french style cooking this evening from the Frog restaurant cafe down the road. On second thoughts don’t have the cassoulet and the potato dauphine ( or whatever its called) if you’ve had your gallbladder removed like I have. Every passing minute I feel sicker as I overloaded with fat. The potato was great but it was swimming in oil and butter. If I go missing, it’s because I’m barfing in the toilet.

  204. Johno

    Our 44th tomorrow.
    Spring chicken you are. In my 49th, hope the 50th is in a better all round climate.

  205. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #3377770, posted on March 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    A second Chinese property company based in Sydney flew more than 80 tonnes of medical supplies on a corporate jet to Wuhan in late February, at the time coronavirus was devastating the regional city.

    IT, where is that lifted from?

  206. A great Canasta player
    Oh sheeeit, she’s just like my Nanna!
    😘
    She’ll give it me straight.

  207. Ed Case

    Your average hairdresser will be better off going on Scotty’s $1,280/fortnite Dole and accessing $20 grand of their Super between now and October 1 than they are staying at work waiting forlornly for someone to turn up.

  208. Leigh Lowe

    JC
    #3377799, posted on March 26, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    Restaurants are dishing out decent take out grub. I had cassoulet with a potato dish that has a peculiar frog name that I forgot.

    I think the Frog name is “cassoulet”.
    You’re welcome.

  209. egg_

    Have Medicos woken up to the fact that their Super has been decimated – possibly for decades?

  210. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    In an ominous development, Qld’s CMO says she’s worried about people congregating at Dan Murphy’s

    And just like that, the moronavirus allows the womens’ temperance league an excuse to restrict alcohol supplies.

    Jumped up little hitlers, indeed.

    This stupid, stupid country.

  211. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #3377827, posted on March 26, 2020 at 7:31 pm
    The Age.

    Excellent.
    I have a posturing SJW on FB throwing “waaaaacism” accusations around like confetti.
    This may help, particularly from a solid SJW source like The Age.

  212. egg_

    Hey Dr Norman Swan – your Super has been subject to a cancerous clusterfvck!

  213. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    oops, wymminses temperance league …

  214. JC

    Leigh:

    I think the Frog name is “cassoulet”.
    You’re welcome.

    cassoulet

    Ah, didn’t you spell it the same as I did?

  215. JC, please, it’s hormonal.
    [email protected]?
    Lol, I have to film this shit.

  216. Roger

    Lol. The Beloved was part of that congregation this afternoon. A six pack of Coo nunga Hill*. Now a five pack.

    Calli, it drinks very well if opened, a glass taken, and then left for 12-24 hours with the cap on, lying down.

    A more expensive wine you would decant and let breathe, but among the cheapies Koonunga Hill in particular benfits from this treatment.

  217. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Yikes! 😲

  218. calli

    Is it okay if I take two glasses, Roger?

  219. Roger:

    In an ominous development, Qld’s CMO says she’s worried about people congregating at Dan Murphy’s.

    Distressing, isn’t it? Imagine you’re in the first wave going over top. You look back and the Generals and politicians are sitting down to a bloody great feed. Except it’s dawn, and the bastards are still pissed from the night before.

  220. Armadillo

    Tell them this is your 5.5 year old kid.

    If they don’t believe you, demand they give him an IQ test.

  221. Stanley

    Hey Cats,

    Can anyone out there explain why ABC’s Sarah “I Got Pell” Ferguson’s Revelation documentary seems to have been pulled after episode 1? Episode 2 was highly promoted until Tuesday when it would have been given a leg up during the 7pm News. Nup, no promo. Then, come 8:30 all we heard was crickets and in Perth the ABC reverted to direct feed from the Eastern states (ie 3 hours time lapse). Interestingly Episode 2 is not listed in Iview.

    No explanation from ABC or MSM as AFAICT. Have they been silenced with a legal broadside?

    Discuss.

  222. Roger

    Is it okay if I take two glasses, Roger?

    Mmmm…OK!

  223. Geriatric Mayfly

    Read somewhere that a young lass, badly affected by The Virus, has topped herself. Were there not to be mass suicides amongst the trannies because their amputations might be delayed due to present circumstances?

  224. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m amused that James Woods has been booted from Twitter again. (linky)

  225. Helen

    Hah my spell checker fail elsewhere oh well, you know me.

  226. calli

    Now you’re talkin’! 😀

  227. Johno

    This lock down thing in NSW. I have the offer of a nicely cut up pig ,no bacon, too complicated. Unfortunately it is 120k away down the Hume. Will plod stop me and be a nazi or can I just go?

  228. Nelson Kidd-Players

    The ABC is an Essential Service. They are only showing pandemic-related material, no?

    Ràbz ’em.

  229. Stan, stop worrying about the oldStraya State media.
    Just pick which one you wanna take to the back of the barn.
    H/t Unkie Joe

  230. Boambee John

    calli
    #3377813, posted on March 26, 2020 at 7:25 pm
    Restaurants are dishing out decent take out grub

    Are they, indeed? Our 44th tomorrow

    Our 46th in just under three months!

  231. bespoke

    $1,280/fortnite Dole

    Wow am I dumb or what.

  232. Johno!
    I love that call.
    #deplorables
    What would NightRider Do?
    #WwNRDo?

  233. calli

    If you are still in NSW, no worries, Johno.

  234. Roger

    Now you’re talkin’! 😀

    But the next day, compare the bottle that’s had time to breathe with a newly opened one; you’ll be surprised.

  235. Huck

    Calli, it drinks very well if opened, a glass taken, and then left for 12-24 hours with the cap on, lying down.

    One of these
    probably works just as well.

  236. Bruce!
    Haha, fkn, here he is!

    How’s the octane calcs going?

  237. calli

    Gee youse guys are fancy. I just crack the seal and pour.

    Oh, I let it breathe. A final death gasp. I’m humane in that way.

  238. Roger

    One of these probably works just as well.

    In my experience, no. You can’t rush it.

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